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Old 01-28-2014, 11:37 AM
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Default Keith Law Top Systems: Sox Not Last!

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We are 27 out of 30, but he has good things to say. Basically indicates that if our drafts stay as good as they have, with a renewed focus internationally, we can expect to see our farm ranking grow and our depth grow.

He also mentions he did not include Abreu as a prospect, but if he did, we would be a fair amount higher.
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:44 PM
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Doesn't seem we're that far from 20, but we have a good ways to go to getting into the mid teens + a good Major League team. Other teams down with us have substantially better Major League teams (Oakland, Tampa, Detroit, e.g.). Seems like we lack real high end prospects.
The Astros should be the top farm - high picks and they appear to make the most of them.
Brewers seem like a basket case.
Mets are interesting - #6 without a #1 pick since 2010.
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:42 PM
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Law actually has 3 White Sox prospects in his top 100: Erik Johnson (59), Matt Davidson (88), and Tim Anderson (98).
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:04 PM
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I'd think we'd be a little higher than 27th after last year's draft.

But, yeah we have a long way to go to get into the top 10. Picking 3rd in every round this year will help.

I just hope we pick BPA and get them signed using creative slot management (like the Astros do) rather than the usual easy signability picks.
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:59 PM
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I just hope we pick BPA and get them signed using creative slot management (like the Astros do) rather than the usual easy signability picks.
Now that the playing field is level I don't think signability is as big of an issue for the Sox as it was in the past, I believe since the new CBA changes have been implemented, the Sox have spent every single cent allowed in signing bonuses for the amateur draft and international free agency.

Regardless, even if the Sox don't sign their top draft pick, they would automatically get a Top 5 pick in the 2015 draft as compensation.
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:06 PM
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I just hope we pick BPA and get them signed using creative slot management (like the Astros do) rather than the usual easy signability picks.
The White Sox have not signed an "easy signability pick" since the new CBA started. It is time to forget about Kyle McCulloch, Lance Broadway, Aaron Poreda, etc. Those days are over until some slimy agent finds a loophole.

For now, the playing field is even, the White Sox will be picking who they think to be the best player. Therein lies the problem. Will they know who the best player is?
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:49 PM
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The White Sox have not signed an "easy signability pick" since the new CBA started. It is time to forget about Kyle McCulloch, Lance Broadway, Aaron Poreda, etc. Those days are over until some slimy agent finds a loophole.

For now, the playing field is even, the White Sox will be picking who they think to be the best player. Therein lies the problem. Will they know who the best player is?
Both Tim Anderson and Tyler Danish were considered reach picks by most people in the scouting/prospect game, and signability could have been partly the reason why they were drafted at those spots, i.e. they would take below slot to sign.

I don't think those days are as over as we think, but it's certainly better than the McCullough, Broadway and Poreda picks.
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