Every. single. player. taken in the first 10 rounds will have agreed to contracts before they are selected, they only will not sign if they fail a medical. This is the new CBA. Teams aren't going to risk not knowing about a player and potentially losing that draft slot money.Decker has a commitment to Maryland, it'll be interesting to see if he goes or not.
He plays in the NJ Group 3 state semifinals tomorrow.
So we don't have to worry about Casas going to the U?Every. single. player. taken in the first 10 rounds will have agreed to contracts before they are selected, they only will not sign if they fail a medical. This is the new CBA. Teams aren't going to risk not knowing about a player and potentially losing that draft slot money.
No it isn't reasonable at all. It is possible but it would be an extreme outlier.
Others have responded but this was in the article I linked written by Carlos Collazo for BA.70 grade power? Keith Law says he will likely hit for average but his power his an "open question".
The lefthanded-hitting Casas comes with 70-grade raw power on the 20-80 scouting scale—and maybe more—but he also has a patient, selective approach. He rarely gets caught on his front foot trying to ambush a ball or yank it down the right-field line. His strength allows him to drive the ball with authority to any part of the park, but in batting practice he frequently works on hitting low line drives into shallow left field
SoxScout called it this morning:Wow, talk about a Yankee style pick. Durbin Feltman of Texas Christian University, a sinker slider RP.
That looks like a move that might have September impact.
lol.Did someone follow up by asking why Keith Law is such a dick?
TCU arms have a history of being advanced. Brandon Finnegan got drafted 17th overall by KC in June of 2014 and was in KC in September. He also pitched in the postseason.SoxScout called it this morning:
Given the absurd market cost of late-inning bullpen arms, both in the offseason and at the trade deadline, this is a pretty interesting use of a draft pick. Plus, you never really know what you're getting in 30ish innings of a deadline guy. You don't know what you're getting with a prospect either, but at least you know he's a live arm and that you aren't gutting your system of 3-4 more prospects in exchange for a player who turns out to be borderline unusable.
Keith Law is doing a klawchat on the draft. His assessment of Cassas's power potential:
In your write-up of Casas, you questioned his power. In other write ups I've seen him given as high as a 70 grade on his power. Are you questioning his potential for in-game power or did you get some really bad looks at him?
I don't care what "other write ups" might say; I've seen Casas a few times and talked to plenty of scouts about him. To get him to 70 future power, someone is going to have to work with him on rotating more and getting more loft in his finish.
Honest question - how much of the scouting staff is still left from the FOs that drafted those guys though?So that either means we should pick pitchers until we hit on one, or it means we should pick the kinds of athletic CF types that we clearly have an organizational competency in identifying and developing, and then trade them for pitching, as we've done with Josh Reddick, Manuel Margot, Luis Alexander Basabe, etc., etc.
You would hope that such snark would have been based on something more like “this kid can’t hit a curveball, period.” The equivalent of tweaking a pitcher’s mechanics, though? You take that at the end of the round for plus power potential all day.Well, you know, the kid is already 18 years old. I'm sure its way too late to work on rotating his hips more, and finishing with a higher follow through. Good God, he's insufferable.
What's insufferable about what Law wrote? He's not saying Casas will never get there, he's just disagreeing with other assessments about where he's at now, and cites mechanical reasons for that. I get that we all wish the kid could come up next year and hit 40 HR, but this seems like a realistic take to me.Well, you know, the kid is already 18 years old. I'm sure its way too late to work on rotating his hips more, and finishing with a higher follow through. Good God, he's insufferable.
I guess, but it’s also cherry picked and ignoring how tons can be lost via written word.It's a tonality issue.