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Old 02-13-2009, 02:34 PM
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Three White Sox:


28. Gordon Beckham
74. Aaron Poreda
99. Brandon Allen

In regards to Flowers/Viciedo when asked about them in the comments, Goldstein replied: “Viceido was closer than Flowers, who I have trouble evaluating as a catcher.”
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Old 02-13-2009, 04:04 PM
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I have a feeling Ben Revere (#36) is going to be the next famous Sox killer. He's in the Twins' system and plays their style of ball, but he is much, much better than their usual piranhas.
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Old 02-13-2009, 06:54 PM
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I have a feeling Ben Revere (#36) is going to be the next famous Sox killer. He's in the Twins' system and plays their style of ball, but he is much, much better than their usual piranhas.
That's all you needed to say. He will be a Sox killer.
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Old 02-14-2009, 12:48 PM
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The Sox (and well many other teams) could have had No. 7 Rick Porcello if they were just willing to pay him.

The Joe Borchard thing really screwed us over. Now the Sox are never going to pay another draft pick that much money.
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Old 02-14-2009, 01:40 PM
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The Sox (and well many other teams) could have had No. 7 Rick Porcello if they were just willing to pay him.

The Joe Borchard thing really screwed us over. Now the Sox are never going to pay another draft pick that much money.
Yeah, but instead of paying a major league contract to a prospect, the Sox paid a normal signing bonus to a prospect. Aaron Poreda is still very good and has a chance to contribute to the major league roster in a big way, which is more than can be said for many other players.

When you factor in the assumed risk of signing a guy straight out of college to a major league deal, and when you look at where Poreda is now, I think it was a good pick and am happy with the results.

Of course, if in the future the Sox never go above slot in the first round to grab someone they definitely want, then this could become an issue, but in this one circumstance I am totally fine with what they did.
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Old 02-14-2009, 01:56 PM
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Yeah, but instead of paying a major league contract to a prospect, the Sox paid a normal signing bonus to a prospect. Aaron Poreda is still very good and has a chance to contribute to the major league roster in a big way, which is more than can be said for many other players.

When you factor in the assumed risk of signing a guy straight out of college to a major league deal, and when you look at where Poreda is now, I think it was a good pick and am happy with the results.

Of course, if in the future the Sox never go above slot in the first round to grab someone they definitely want, then this could become an issue, but in this one circumstance I am totally fine with what they did.
A guy who isn't projected to be a front of the rotation starter and may be more Matt Thornton then anything else over a guy who has the ceiling of a bonafide number 1 sp.

Porcello was overlooked because he was a Boras client with a high price tag, and we won't touch either.

Just because Poreda may contribute something to a pro team some day doesn't mean he was a good pick, or a better pick than Porcello.
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:08 PM
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In regards to Flowers/Viciedo when asked about them in the comments, Goldstein replied: “Viceido was closer than Flowers, who I have trouble evaluating as a catcher.”
I'm not sure if I follow his logic...even if Flowers has to move to 1st, he still projects better as a hitter than Allen, and would be a better fielder as well as it appears Allen is DH material only in the majors.

And I wonder how if he is having trouble evaluating Flowers as a catcher after three years in the minors he can evaluate Viciedo when all that is around on him is a very small amount of BP on video and 2nd or 3rd hand scouting reviews? (And don't get me wrong--I think Viceido will be a great player. I just don't think these rankings make a lot of sense but were pulled out of someones you-know-where without fully thinking them through.)
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:46 PM
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My nephew has scooted on up to #31 !!!

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Old 02-20-2009, 10:00 PM
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I'm not sure if I follow his logic...even if Flowers has to move to 1st, he still projects better as a hitter than Allen, and would be a better fielder as well as it appears Allen is DH material only in the majors.

And I wonder how if he is having trouble evaluating Flowers as a catcher after three years in the minors he can evaluate Viciedo when all that is around on him is a very small amount of BP on video and 2nd or 3rd hand scouting reviews? (And don't get me wrong--I think Viceido will be a great player. I just don't think these rankings make a lot of sense but were pulled out of someones you-know-where without fully thinking them through.)
Well said, I was thinking the exact same thing.

Personally, I think Flowers is going to be a monster regardless of position.
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