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tm1119
05-16-2009, 10:41 PM
I know the MLB draft isnt quite like the NFL or NBA drafts, but does anybody have an opinion on who we should take with our 1st pick?

I'd like to see either:

Tanner Scheppers- http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/draft/y2009/reports.jsp?content=scheppers

or

Rex Brothers- http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/draft/y2009/reports.jsp?content=brothers

EMachine10
05-16-2009, 11:00 PM
Scheppers may very well be off the board by the time we pick. I do think, though, that it's time to take a chance on a high ceiling pitcher, not the Broadway or McCulloch mold.

DirtySox
05-16-2009, 11:03 PM
Scheppers is great, but I would be extremely surprised if he fell to us. He's likely a top 10 pick.

I also like Rex Brothers but I have a feeling he is going to be nabbed just before he gets to us. I'm also a fan of Eric Arnett, Andy Oliver, James Paxton, Kyle Heckathorn, and Mike Minor. Some of these are Boras clients unfortunately.

The non pitchers I like are Tony Sanchez and Jared Mitchell. It should be an interesting draft for sure. The talent level after the first 10 picks are rather similar and it's hard to pinpoint who will be late first rounders to supplemental picks.

tm1119
05-16-2009, 11:32 PM
Yeah I guess I looked at a bad mock for Scheppers because he will most likely be gone long before we pick.
And as far as a high school pick. I would wait for that and go high school with our 2nd and 3rd picks since they are both pretty high too. From what I read the college pitching that is going to be available in the 1st round is going to be very good. And that is just something I dont think we can pass up. Im guessing someone is going to fall that shouldnt and hopefully we take that player regardless of Boras client or not.

cws05champ
05-17-2009, 10:21 PM
Baseball America's first mock draft has us with Eric Arnett, possibly Brett Jackson, or Jared Mitchell.

GregO23
05-18-2009, 12:39 AM
Baseball America's first mock draft has us with Eric Arnett, possibly Brett Jackson, or Jared Mitchell.

Why would we want this guy? he had a 6.11 ERA in 2007 and a 5.45 ERA in 2008...Am I missing something here? I wouldnt even want him as our 40th pick with those stats


EDIT: I see hes 10-1 with a 2.86 ERA this year...He walked on for the IU basketball team too(although they were terrible)
Do you guys think hes a one year wonder? In NCAA...

JohnTucker0814
05-18-2009, 05:04 PM
What about Tim Wheeler from Sacramento State?

He looks pretty good...

http://www.hornetsports.com/livestats/baseball/2009/teamcume.htm

There are his current stats... left handed hitter, I like that he has almost twice as many walks as K's...

Just a thought!

DirtySox
05-18-2009, 05:15 PM
I certainly wouldn't be surprised if the Sox draft Tim Wheeler. His name has come up alot with us in mock drafts I've seen. He might sneak into the first round, but I wouldn't be surprised if he was a supplemental pick either.

cws05champ
05-20-2009, 02:56 PM
Why would we want this guy? he had a 6.11 ERA in 2007 and a 5.45 ERA in 2008...Am I missing something here? I wouldnt even want him as our 40th pick with those stats


EDIT: I see hes 10-1 with a 2.86 ERA this year...He walked on for the IU basketball team too(although they were terrible)
Do you guys think hes a one year wonder? In NCAA...
Quick Scouting report on Arnett:

6-foot-5, 225 pounds, his FB sits at 92-94 mph, touching 96 and maintains velocity into the late innings. Mid-80s slider is a strikeout pitch. A workhorse who has averaged nearly eight innings per start, and he ranked second in NCAA Division I with 11 wins. Scouts say he will need to improve his changeup to remain a starter in pro ball.

CashMan
05-20-2009, 03:28 PM
Is the draft in June?

DirtySox
05-20-2009, 03:42 PM
June 9th

CashMan
05-20-2009, 03:50 PM
June 9th


I watch the NFL draft religiously, I would watch the first few rounds of the MLB draft, if it were on TV.

DirtySox
05-20-2009, 03:58 PM
It is on TV. Started in 2007.

DSpivack
05-20-2009, 04:03 PM
I watch the NFL draft religiously, I would watch the first few rounds of the MLB draft, if it were on TV.

It is on TV. Started in 2007.

On MLB Network this year?

DirtySox
05-20-2009, 04:08 PM
2008 was on ESPN sometime midday. I remember being ecstatic that we got Beckham. I was sure we were gonna draft Wallace.

This year will be on MLB Network in the evening. It will take place over multiple days.

Edit: Link (http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/210265-First_Day_of_MLB_Draft_To_Be_Held_At_MLB_Network.p hp)

CashMan
05-20-2009, 04:17 PM
2008 was on ESPN sometime midday. I remember being ecstatic that we got Beckham. I was sure we were gonna draft Wallace.

This year will be on MLB Network in the evening. It will take place over multiple days.

Edit: Link (http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/210265-First_Day_of_MLB_Draft_To_Be_Held_At_MLB_Network.p hp)


If it is at night, then I plan on watching it.

DirtySox
05-20-2009, 05:04 PM
Baseball America wrote a very nice draft preview:

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/draft/draft-preview/2009/268138.html

I'm really looking forward to our 5 picks in the first three rounds:

#23
#38
#61
#71
#102


I would expect mucho pitching as it seems to be this classes strong point. (And an organizational need) The lack of elite talent at the top of the first round will lead to some intriguing picks for sure.

rdivaldi
05-20-2009, 11:51 PM
Why would we want this guy? he had a 6.11 ERA in 2007 and a 5.45 ERA in 2008...Am I missing something here? I wouldnt even want him as our 40th pick with those stats


EDIT: I see hes 10-1 with a 2.86 ERA this year...He walked on for the IU basketball team too(although they were terrible)
Do you guys think hes a one year wonder? In NCAA...

I've seen him pitch a couple of times on the Big Ten Network, he's the real deal I just wonder how long his arm is going to last. The IU head coach works him into the high 130's on his pitch counts.

rdivaldi
05-22-2009, 06:55 PM
I've seen him pitch a couple of times on the Big Ten Network, he's the real deal I just wonder how long his arm is going to last. The IU head coach works him into the high 130's on his pitch counts.

Arnett pitched another gem in the first round of the Big Ten Tourney, totally shutting down Purdue for 7 innings. Fastball was popping between 89- 94 and his slider was working very well. He did have a couple of bouts of wildness, hitting a guy (which he is prone to do). If you have the Big Ten Network I suggest watching the tourney, some intriguing players out there.

soxfanreggie
05-23-2009, 12:47 AM
At least 2 pitchers with the first 5 picks. If you look at the best chips in the trades, it's the pitchers. Pick up some high ceiling pitchers and whatever you project to need long-term as position players.

I wonder what Strasburg is going to get for a signing bonus. He'll break the bank this year.

Britt Burns
05-23-2009, 01:08 AM
As many have mentioned, I would like to see the Sox stock up on big, hard-throwing pitchers. I'm excited...our draft last year is already shaping up to be one of the better ones we've had in a loooong time, and that was even without a 2nd rounder! Hopefully we can duplicate or better that success with the additional picks.

soxfanreggie
05-23-2009, 10:52 AM
I really enjoy reading that this draft could be one of the best 2nd-5th round drafts, where we have most of our high picks. We don't have a top 10 or top 15 first round pick, so that should save us a lot of money on having to shell out a big bonus for someone who might not be in that position if not for weak top-of-the-board talent this year.

4 points
05-25-2009, 05:21 AM
I know the MLB draft isnt quite like the NFL or NBA drafts, but does anybody have an opinion on who we should take with our 1st pick?

I'd like to see either:

Tanner Scheppers- http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/draft/y2009/reports.jsp?content=scheppers

or

Rex Brothers- http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/draft/y2009/reports.jsp?content=brothers

Is Scheppers any relation to the SS on the "Bad news bears"?:scratch:

Ditka v. God
05-29-2009, 12:23 PM
I'd like us to take a hard-throwing college pitcher with a big frame, similar to the Poreda pick two years ago. Someone with a higher upside rather than a safe pick like McCulloch or Broadway. Someone like Rex Brothers (http://lipscombsports.com/baseball/roster/67/142/) or Tanner Scheppers if he slips to us.

I'd also like us to take a look at some of these guys in the later rounds (15th round and later) from D-II schools. There are some legitimate prospects at the smaller schools across the country.

Shannon Wilkerson (http://www.aug.edu/athletics/sports/baseball/bios/shannon%20wilkerson.htm) (OF - Jr. - Augusta State University) - He's put up stellar stats the last two years, seems to have plus tools.

Hayden Simpson (http://www.saumag.edu/athletics/content/baseball/archive/2009_stats/teamcume.htm) (RHP - Jr.- Southern Arkansas) - Dominated this year on the mound including tossing a no-hitter earlier in the year, smaller size might be a concern but no doubting his ability.

Gary Moran (http://www.sonomaseawolves.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=512&path=baseball) (RHP - Sr. - Sonoma State University) - Put up a sick season stat line this year (7:1 K/BB and didn't allow a homerun in 78 IP) to go with his 6'8" frame, very projectible size and appears he knows how to pitch as well.

Matt Adams (http://www.rockathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3590&path=baseball) (C - Jr. - Slippery Rock University) - Great size for his position, supposedly solid defensively, put up some impressive numbers the past two seasons including a wood bat summer league.

Matt Bodenchuk (http://www.mesamavs.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=320&path=baseball) (SS - Sr. - Mesa State College) - good size and stats, advanced age and medical concerns might give teams pause on taking him.

Yan Gomes (http://www.barry.edu/athletics/baseball/player.aspx?TID=8&AID=258) (3B/C - Jr. - Barry University) - University of Tennessee transfer named to D-II All-American team.

Rob Dahlberg (http://athletics.uwa.edu/Baseball/2008%20Bios/Dahlberg.asp) (1B/3B - Sr. University of Western Alabama) - started since his Freshman year and been producing since day one.

There are several more prospects worth mentioning but these are some of the more intriguing prospects that might be worth the risk in the middle to lower rounds IMHO.

canOcorn
06-01-2009, 01:48 PM
The article below hints that the Sox will take signable players at picks 38 and 61 and might roll the dice more with 23rd, 71st and 102nd.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-01-white-sox-brite-chicagojun01,0,6113506.story

DirtySox
06-01-2009, 02:03 PM
Makes sense since the Sox won't be compensated if they fail to sign the players they chose with their compensation picks from OC's departure.

We have been linked to some high school players with our first round pick lately. Some names being thrown around are Mike Trout and Everett Williams. Both CF prospects. I'm a fan of Trout personally, and am also intrigued by prep pitcher Tyler Skaggs. It wouldn't be a stretch for him to fall to us. I would expect College arms to be taken with most of the other picks.

Ditka v. God
06-01-2009, 07:36 PM
I found a pretty comprehensive list of dozens of prospects entering this year's draft (scroll to the top for the start of the list): http://www.flushinguniversity.com/forums/showthread.php?p=50759

The players are ranked by position which is really helpful to navigate through the list. Obviously these are pretty informal rankings but it provides a basic analysis of who is out there.

KRS1
06-04-2009, 03:44 AM
Either of the Kennesaw boys would be fine by me. A fireballer project like Paxton or one of the catchers in the supplementary round would make sense too.

Britt Burns
06-04-2009, 10:17 AM
I would love to get Borchering, even if he does have to move to first or the outfield, but I don't see him falling that far.

DirtySox
06-04-2009, 10:19 AM
I would love to get Borchering, even if he does have to move to first or the outfield, but I don't see him falling that far.

Also a fan of Borchering. I'm really coming around on Everett Williams as well. He has been getting glowing praise by alot of scouts. Should be an interesting Tuesday indeed.

DirtySox
06-04-2009, 11:26 AM
White Sox Draft Preview (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090603&content_id=5127588&vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws)

Not much substance, but it again mentions that the Sox might be going for a toolsy prep player with their first rounder. (Williams, Trout, Fuentes etc)

DirtySox
06-04-2009, 12:51 PM
Mayo Mock (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090604&content_id=5139340&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb&partnerId=rss_mlb)

Mayo has us taking Trout. The toolsy prep OF trend continues.

Domeshot17
06-04-2009, 02:14 PM
Personally I take Purke. Tremendous arm, will fall because he is a tough sign. Its about time we spend like we can in the draft. Take a chance on a top 10 talent that falls to the 20s because of a large bonus. We pissed away more money releasing macdougal.

DirtySox
06-04-2009, 02:23 PM
Personally I take Purke. Tremendous arm, will fall because he is a tough sign. Its about time we spend like we can in the draft. Take a chance on a top 10 talent that falls to the 20s because of a large bonus. We pissed away more money releasing macdougal.

I would love to take that chance. I really want a high upside pitcher, but everyone seems to have us linked to High School outfielders in the first round. Keeping my fingers crossed though. I would be elated if we somehow drafted Skaggs in the supplemental round.

KRS1
06-04-2009, 07:08 PM
So, a lot of people want a prepster from the looks of things here and the other site. I gotta say, though, I'm not a big fan of any of the HS kids scheduled to go in the mid 20s. I don't see any of the top 5 prep pitchers making it to us, so I'm guessing a lot of people like James, Gould and Skaggs as far as arms go? With the lack of first round positional players, I don't see much chance for Borchering or Trout to make it to us either, and those are really the only two mide-late first HS batters I am interested in.

BigP50
06-05-2009, 07:58 PM
I would like to see a pitcher or a kid that could be a leadoff hitter

soxfanreggie
06-06-2009, 02:13 AM
In a time where singability will be a really big factor (not that it isn't always), I think who the Sox end up with will be impacted by other teams ahead of us deciding whether or not the talent is worth the contract negotiations and ultimate $$$ price they could end up paying for them.

Nellie_Fox
06-06-2009, 02:45 AM
In a time where singability will be a really big factor...So now the scouts have to go watch them do karaoke? :tongue:

gr8mexico
06-06-2009, 04:00 PM
I would like the Sox to draft Ruben Sierra JR. The kid is going to be a stud.He looks like he might be a 4th round pick. Click on the link for more info
http://www.perfectgame.org/players/playerprofile.aspx?ID=124003&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Ditka v. God
06-06-2009, 09:24 PM
Here's a couple guys that I'd love to see us take a chance on if they're there in the middle rounds, plus they're both current/former two-sport athletes just like the players KW falls in love with:

David Cooke (http://www.gwusports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=46189&SPID=4165&DB_OEM_ID=10300&ATCLID=793923&Q_SEASON=2008)- played DB for Gardner-Webb and brings the speed to the basepaths, could be the only college athlete to amass 200 hits and 200 tackles in their NCAA career. I could see this guy becoming an instant fan favorite around here if we drafted him.

Devon Dageford (http://www.latechsports.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/dageford_devon00.html)- former linebacker in high school, crushed the ball in a decent conference this year(.385/23/68/1.291 OPS). His size and athleticism remind a lot of Brandon Allen (makes sense since they were both linebackers in high school), if he's still around after the 15th round, I'd be willing to take a shot.

DirtySox
06-08-2009, 05:45 PM
Law released a new mock today, has us taking Rex Brothers. I would love if he fell to us.