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2008 MLB Draft Game Thread


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#101 mabrowndog


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:14 PM

I knew Castro wouldnt fall to 30th. damn it.

You and everyone else who even casually follows college ball. This kid was my favorite player in the Cape League last summer -- solid all the way around.

#102 Snodgrass'Muff


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:14 PM

Smoak to the Rangers. Mark Teixiera-redux.


Except minus the plus glove, if I'm reading accurate scouting reports on him, heh.

#103 YouLookAdopted

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:14 PM

Smoak! He's going to be playing in the tiniest ballpark in baseball next year.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:14 PM

HA
JT Snow comparision

#105 mabrowndog


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:15 PM

HA
JT Snow comparision

Gammons noted the Chipper Jones resemblance, which is more accurate.

Edited by mabrowndog, 05 June 2008 - 02:15 PM.


#106 Seabass177


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:15 PM

Rangers got really lucky today. He's going to be a monster in Arlington.

#107 E5 Yaz


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:16 PM

Because, as we all know, what the Rangers need is another hitter

#108 RedOctober3829


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:17 PM

Weeks to the A's

#109 BigMike


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:19 PM

Except minus the plus glove, if I'm reading accurate scouting reports on him, heh.



I'm not sure. BA seems to think he has Gold glove caliber skills at 1b.

Because, as we all know, what the Rangers need is another hitter


Sometimes you have to go with what is there. I guess they could have jumped on a questionable HS pitcher who might be an assett in 4-6 years. There just didn't seem to be an arm available there who was worth passing up a potential all star caliber position player

It just seems like a lousy draft for pitchers. Crow is already gone and he isn't that impressive, and there is no one who stands out from the HS guiys

#110 Fratboy


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:20 PM

Kevin Goldstein is DESTROYING the Astros for taking Castro. Is it because Towles is already in the system? Astros fans don't appear too happy either.

#111 Mystic Merlin


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:21 PM

Rangers got really lucky today. He's going to be a monster in Arlington.


There goes any possibility of him falling to me in the WAU draft.

#112 Snodgrass'Muff


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:21 PM

I'm not sure. BA seems to think he has Gold glove caliber skills at 1b.


Interesting. The first two reports I got off him from google said his defense was his downside, but neither of them were sites I'd ever heard of before. I'm inclined to trust BA.

#113 RedOctober3829


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:23 PM

Wallace to the Cardinals. Great pick for STL.

#114 mabrowndog


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:23 PM

Kevin Goldstein is DESTROYING the Astros for taking Castro. Is it because Towles is already in the system? Astros fans don't appear too happy either.

No, it's because Kevin Goldstein is a moron. Most likely he never saw Castro play. That's the only explanation.

#115 BigMike


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:23 PM

Big Fatty Wallace to the Cardinals

#116 cannonball 1729

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:24 PM

Weeks to the A's

Am I the only one shocked by this pick? I guess he's the best 2nd baseman left on the board, but...really?

#117 cannonball 1729

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:26 PM

Nice, the Twins are on the clock! They're like the Pats of MLB; no one ever has any idea whom they're going to draft. I don't think anyone had their first pick last year (Ben Revere) in the top 100.

Edited by cannonball 1729, 05 June 2008 - 02:27 PM.


#118 BigMike


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:27 PM

Am I the only one shocked by this pick? I guess he's the best 2nd baseman left on the board, but...really?


It's surprising I guess, but he was a sure thing first round guy. He definitely doens't seem like a great fit for th A's since one of his best skills is speed, which will likely be underutilized. Although he may his a top of triples out there

#119 RedOctober3829


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:27 PM

Big Fatty Wallace to the Cardinals

This kid is going to be a good player. Pat Murphy recruits kids with great attitudes and are "gamers". Wallace is going to prove people wrong just like Dustin Pedroia did in different circumstances.

#120 Fratboy


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:28 PM

No, it's because Kevin Goldstein is a moron. Most likely he never saw Castro play. That's the only explanation.

Or perhaps because they didn't take Smoak?

#121 RedOctober3829


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:28 PM

HSer OF Aaron Hicks to the Twins.

#122 E5 Yaz


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:32 PM

Sometimes you have to go with what is there. I guess they could have jumped on a questionable HS pitcher who might be an assett in 4-6 years. There just didn't seem to be an arm available there who was worth passing up a potential all star caliber position player

It just seems like a lousy draft for pitchers. Crow is already gone and he isn't that impressive, and there is no one who stands out from the HS guiys


You're right, of course. I guess I just don't get the level of excitement about the Rangers getting another potentially solid hitter. They took the BPA, it's not as though the absolutely perfect choice for their needs landed in their lap.

#123 dylanmarsh

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:33 PM

No, it's because Kevin Goldstein is a moron. Most likely he never saw Castro play. That's the only explanation.


I'll echo your thoughts on Castro. From the few games I saw, he impressed me the most out of all of players.

#124 RedOctober3829


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:34 PM

Is Selig drunk?

#125 E5 Yaz


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:35 PM

Is Selig drunk?


Is it a day that ends in y?

#126 opes


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:35 PM

Yes, I think he is always drunk.

#127 templeUsox


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:36 PM

Castro is an awful pick #10 overall.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:36 PM

Hicks sounds fucking retarded.

#129 RedOctober3829


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:36 PM

MLB is really pimping this Compton Academy by having Hicks at the draft.

#130 drtooth


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:36 PM

High school pitcher Ethan Martin to the Dodgers

Edited by drtooth, 05 June 2008 - 02:36 PM.


#131 Mystic Merlin


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:37 PM

High school pitcher Ethan Martin to the Dodgers


I guess they announced him as a third baseman.

#132 mabrowndog


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:37 PM

Gordon Beckham being interviewed live -- that kid's got an unreal mop top.

Castro is an awful pick #10 overall.

I'm curious as to your rationale for this statement.

#133 doc

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:38 PM

Yes, I think he is always drunk.

I always thought he had early dementia.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:38 PM

That looks like a hair helmet.

Yes, temple, do elaborate.

EDIT:

Doc, I can see that. I just like drunks.

Edited by opes, 05 June 2008 - 02:39 PM.


#135 Caspir

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:39 PM

Hicks sounds fucking retarded.


Or he sounds like a young kid who was just drafted to MLB, and is realizing that he's about to become a millionaire. I think I'd say 'uhh' a lot too. I'd probably also have a shit eating grin on my face.

Edited by Caspir, 05 June 2008 - 02:40 PM.


#136 BigMike


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:40 PM

MLB is really pimping this Compton Academy by having Hicks at the draft.


MLB desperately tried to get kids to show up, and Hicks was the only player willing to come to Disney and be on their draft show

#137 Mystic Merlin


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:40 PM

Or he sounds like a young kid who was just drafted to MLB, and is realizing that he's about to become a millionaire.


No shit. It's kind of easy to sit at your PC and laugh at an 18-year-old for sounding a little nervous on national television.

Edited by Mystic Merlin, 05 June 2008 - 02:40 PM.


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:43 PM

I ruthlessly pick on Hicks because I did not grow up with the Compton baseball program, and I am bitter at the MLB.

#139 WayneHousieHOF


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:44 PM

So does it look like the Sox won't get lucky in the first or have one of their 'sleepers' fall to them?

#140 SouthPaw21

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:44 PM

David Cooper is taken by Toronto

#141 Snodgrass'Muff


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:45 PM

Lawrie to the Brewers. ESPN mentions his value could be high if he sticks at catcher. Anyone know if he has a decent shot of doing so?

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:47 PM

As Belichick said in Patriot Reign, the way someone talks is not a knock on the player.

#143 Mystic Merlin


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:49 PM

The Mets take:

Isaac 'Ike' Davis, 1B, Arizona St.

Edited by Mystic Merlin, 05 June 2008 - 02:49 PM.


#144 BigMike


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:49 PM

So does it look like the Sox won't get lucky in the first or have one of their 'sleepers' fall to them?



No idea who their sleepers are.

It does look seem pretty clear there will be no one drooping to them because of financial demands. I guess Cole might sort of, but while his fastball is explosive there are all sorts of questions about him as a pitcher. Same of Tim Mellville who seems to be dropping fast, but largely because he just didn't pitch well this year

#145 cannonball 1729

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:49 PM

David Cooper is taken by Toronto

Cooper is absolutely the kind of guy that Toronto has too many of - a low risk, low ceiling prospect. Toronto has now officially cornered the market on mediocrity.

#146 Mystic Merlin


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:51 PM

Cooper is absolutely the kind of guy that Toronto has too many of - a low risk, low ceiling prospect. Toronto has now officially cornered the market on mediocrity.


Eh, Justin Jackson, Travis Snider, and Kevin Ahrens aren't realling "low risk, low ceiling" prospects.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:52 PM

Ike Davis to the Mets is a good, safe pick. Plus power with a plus arm. His father is former MLer Ron Davis.

Edited by RedOctober3829, 05 June 2008 - 02:53 PM.


#148 Snodgrass'Muff


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:54 PM

From Sheehan at BP's roundtable:

Joe Sheehan (12:54:49 PM PT): If you split the difference on Hicks and Martin, you have 15 position players and just three pitchers in the first 18 picks. I cannot remember a split like this, ever.

Surprised the Mets didn't take Friedrich, just as I was surprised the Brewers didn't take him. KG, why is he slipping a bit?


[/b]Interesting that so few pitchers have gone. Does that mean there is a decent crop of pitchers that may be available for the Sox?

Edited by Snodgrass'Muff, 05 June 2008 - 02:56 PM.


#149 Mystic Merlin


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:54 PM

The Cubs take:

Andrew Cashner, RHP, TCU

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:55 PM

Well at this point, all the blue chippers are gone.
Who do you guys think the Sox will pick? Lets hear some guesses.