The MLB Draft


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Jun 8, 2008
New Mexico
I feel like as the next few picks play out, we're going to get excited by the idea of this happening, and then he'll fall to the Sox and they'll draft someone that most of us will have never heard of.
Im seeing a lot of Matt Thaiss Rumors on Twitter and that completely scares me. I get a Kolbrin Vitek vibe from him.


Sep 27, 2004
Unlike 2013 and 2015 I don't have a clear cut guy, but I'm wary of pitchers. I'll go Rutherford.


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Sep 4, 2005
Kind of feels like Wilfork, the guy you want falling to the spot you've got...


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Recapping the scouting for those who haven't seen it:

A New Jersey native, Groome moved to Florida to attend the IMG Academy in Bradenton for his junior season. After a very strong summer on the showcase circuit, Groome is back in the Garden State and could be the highest-drafted player ever from that state. Two weeks into his senior season, and a week after a 19-strikeout no-hitter, he was ruled ineligible for 30 days because he'd violated a New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association transfer rule despite returning to his parents' home and former school. Groome has everything to be a top-of-the-rotation left-handed starting pitcher, from his 6-foot-6 frame to the potential to have three above-average to plus offerings. The fastball is already there, up to 96 mph and sitting 92-93 mph over the summer, and in the 90-94 mph range in the early stages of the spring. Groome features a nasty curve as well, with tight rotation and bite. He doesn't throw his changeup often, but he's shown some feel for it, with some sink. Groome is generally around the plate and has clean mechanics, with a pretty good overall feel for pitching. The highest a player from New Jersey has gone in the June Draft is No. 3 (Jeff Kunkel, 1983; Willie Banks, 1987). Groome, a Vanderbilt commit, could break that record, though some some teams have concerns about his makeup.


Jul 15, 2005
Jupiter, FL
I just took a tour st IMG and I was blown away with the fact that these kids live there like college kids. I don't know That any of my high school teammates or I could have handled that at 16...give the kid some time.