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Britt Burns
09-30-2007, 10:56 PM
At 72-90, the Sox tied with Cinncinnatti for the7th worst record in baseball. Since the Reds had a worse record than the Sox last year, they get the tie breaker and get to go first.

In this year's draft, the Marlins had the 8 pick and selected Casey Weathers, a RHP out of Vanderbilt. In 2006 the Reds picked Drew Stubbs out of UT (passing on Tim lincecum who went #10), and in 2005 it was Tampa Bay took Wade Townsend of Rice (passing on Mike Pelfrey, Cameon Maybin, Andrew McCutcheon, and Jay Bruce, among others). Townsend went eight in 2004 but didn't sign with the orioles.

The best #8 pick in recent history has to be the Rockies in 1995 when they selected Todd Helton.

The last time the sox went 8? 1980, when they landed the immortal Cecil Espey.

HomeFish
09-30-2007, 11:12 PM
We might have a good player in three to four years. Yay?

MLB differs from the other major North American sports in that the draft is nothing to get excited about.

upperdeckusc
10-01-2007, 12:23 AM
will since we wont be in the running for alvarez or smoak, maybe the 8 spot is a good spot to take a look at that SS from UCLA.........i believe its brandon crawford?

California Sox
10-01-2007, 01:51 AM
will since we wont be in the running for alvarez or smoak, maybe the 8 spot is a good spot to take a look at that SS from UCLA.........i believe its brandon crawford?

According to BA Crawford really struggled in the Cape Cod league which is a good indicator because it is a wood bat league. I'd like to see the Sox take a high schooler like Hicks, but our system is not well set up for high schoolers since we do not have a team in a complex league.

BA also has said this is not shaping up to be a very good draft.

I wonder how many of the top ten prospects will be Boras clients. You've got to imagine picking 8th somebody's going to drop on signability. Wonder if we'll take the plunge.

Nellie_Fox
10-01-2007, 01:53 AM
According to BA...
BA also has said...It's assuming a lot that everyone will know what you're talking about by posting a couple of initials. BaseballAmerica.com?

fquaye149
10-01-2007, 02:01 AM
BA=Brian Anderson RIGHT?

veeter
10-01-2007, 07:59 AM
We might have a good player in three to four years. Yay?

MLB differs from the other major North American sports in that the draft is nothing to get excited about.I disagree. Especially if you draft a college guy. A pitcher could make it up in a year or so.

California Sox
10-01-2007, 08:31 AM
It's assuming a lot that everyone will know what you're talking about by posting a couple of initials. BaseballAmerica.com?

On a site where "LTP" was an acceptable name for a player I didn't think "BA" was a tough abbreviation for "Baseball America." Sorry about that.

Sockinchisox
10-01-2007, 09:59 AM
In this year's draft, the Marlins had the 8 pick and selected Casey Weathers, a RHP out of Vanderbilt.

The Rockies took Weathers.

jabrch
10-01-2007, 10:20 AM
If Tim Beckham is still on the board, I hope we give him strong consideration.

TDog
10-01-2007, 01:13 PM
Every spot can make a huge difference. In 1989, Frank Thomas was the No. 7 pick. The Cubs had the No. 8 pick and took Earl Cunningham.

Still, Cal Eldred was available for the Brewers at No. 17. And Mo Vaughn was available at No. 23 -- 328 home runs is not a bad career. And that was just in the first round. Tim Salmon was the 69th overall pick. John Olerud was 79th. The Reds in the 11th round drafted Trevor Hoffman as a shortstop with the 290th pick.

The Orioles may have been better off if they weren't in a position where they had to draft Ben McDonald because he appeared to be clearly the best player available. It isn't that teams don't know what they're doing or have lousy scouting. You just don't know how players are going to develop.

Additionally, many of the brightest stars aren't even draft-eligible because they come from other countries.

champagne030
10-01-2007, 03:01 PM
If Tim Beckham is still on the board, I hope we give him strong consideration.

Most places I've seen him rated #5. Better be prepared to pay way above slot money if he falls to us........