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Old 02-20-2010, 08:51 PM
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College ball started yesterday, and that means it's time to start paying attention to the draft stock if you are a draftnik. I figured this thread could be a multi-purpose thread to track any potential draft prospects, or any college teams/players of interest.

MLB Network is currently showing UCLA/Bethune Cookman. UCLA's pitcher Trevor Bauer is an interesting watch. He's a 2011 draft prospect, but he had a somewhat impressive freshman year last season. He has been called Lincecum Jr due to the similarities in delivery/mechanics. He's shown a mid 90's fastball, a decent curve, as well as a change. It's a good watch so far, especially if you need a baseball fix.
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:56 PM
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The Sox have the 13th pick this summer, you figure they should be able to get an impact player at that spot. They've had a couple solid drafts in a row, hopefully they turn that 13th pick into something.
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:05 PM
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Some noteworthy lines from yesterday evening:

Taylor Jungmann, Texas, 2011: 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO against New Mexico
Anthony Ranaudo, LSU, 2010: 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 SO against Centenary
Danny Hultzen, Virginia, 2011: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO against East Carolina
Seth Blair, Arizona State, 2010: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 SO against Northern Illinois
Taylor Wall, Rice, 2011: 3 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO against Stanford
Deck McGuire, Georgia Tech, 2010: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 SO against Missouri State
Tommy Toledo, Florida, 2010: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO against South Florida
Steven Maxwell, TCU, 2010: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 6 SO against Sam Houston State
Dallas Gallant, Sam Houston State, 2010: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO against TCU
Eric Erickson, Miami, 2010: 5.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO against Rutgers
Matt Harvey, North Carolina, 2010: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO against George Washington
Cody Wheeler, Coastal Carolina, 2010: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO against West Virginia
Drew Pomeranz, Ole Miss, 2010: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO against UL Monroe
Blake Cooper, South Carolina, 2011: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO against Duquesne
Alex Wimmers, Ohio State, 2010: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 SO against North Florida
A.J. Griffin, San Diego, 2010: 6 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO against Indiana
Justin Grimm, Georgia, 2010: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO against Baylor
Logan Verrett, Baylor, 2011: 7 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO against Georgia
Gerrit Cole, UCLA, 2011: 6 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 SO against Southern
Barret Loux, Texas A&M, 2010: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO against Seton Hall
Sonny Gray, Vanderbilt, 2011: 8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 SO against Niagara
Chris Sale, Florida Gulf Coast, 2010: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO against Temple
Bryan Morgado, Tennessee, 2010: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO against Xavier
Pat Dean, Boston College, 2010: 7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO against Tulane
Daniel Bibona, UC Irvine, 2010: 7 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 SO against Loyola Marymount
Martin Viramontes, Loyola Marymount, 2010: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO against UC Irvine
Alex Meyer, Kentucky, 2011: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 8 SO against Virginia Tech
Asher Wojciechowski, The Citadel, 2010: 7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 9 SO against East Tennessee State
Ryan Rodebaugh, Kennesaw State, 2010: 3 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO against Liberty
Seth Rosin, Minnesota, 2010: 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO against Akron
Chad Bettis, Texas Tech, 2010: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO against Jacksonville State
Jimmy Reyes, Elon, 2010: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO against Towson
Michael Goodnight, Houston, 2010: 4.2 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO against Texas State
Josh Mueller, Eastern Illinois, 2010: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 6 SO against SE Louisia



Bolded the ones I will be following closely this year.
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:18 PM
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Aside from the usual draft/college sites, I highly reccommend Andy Seiler's blog:

http://mlbbonusbaby.com/

He recently posted his 2010 White Sox Draft Preview:

Here
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:11 PM
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Aside from the usual draft/college sites, I highly reccommend Andy Seiler's blog:

http://mlbbonusbaby.com/

He recently posted his 2010 White Sox Draft Preview:

Here
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:04 PM
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Anthony Ranaudo, LSU, 2010: 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 SO against Centenary
Bolded the ones I will be following closely this year.
Ranaudo is a STUD, 2nd year as our Friday starter, key ingredient in our title last year.
Big kid, 6' 7" , 230
mid 90's fastball, good control, mixes his pitches well.
definite ace of our staff.

tonight's game got rained out, but he was gonna miss this start anyway.
listed as having "discomfort" in his pitching elbow.
Coach says it's nothing serious, just giving him some time off as a precaution.
Says he'll miss this start, and if necessary the next one.

Mainieri says the kids future is too bright to possibly blow it by throwing him if he doesn't feel right.
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:50 AM
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I was only able to see Ranaudo during the CWS last year, and he didn't look all that great which was likely due to how much he was overworked. His velocity was down, and things didn't seem quite right. I'm looking forward to seeing him at his best at some point this year, because all the scouting reports are just glowing. It's likely going to be him or Taillon as the first arm taken in the draft this year.
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Ranaudo hurt his elbow. I feel bad for the kid. Even though they say he'll pitch again soon, it makes you think precursor to TJ.

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Old 02-27-2010, 10:42 AM
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I was only able to see Ranaudo during the CWS last year, and he didn't look all that great which was likely due to how much he was overworked.

overworked?
he only pitched on Fridays, rarely threw a complete game.
even in the post season, he pitched on his normal schedule, except once he pitched 1 day earlier than normal.

his total innings pitched was top 5 in the country, which should only be expected because of how deep LSU went in the postseason.

if anyone on our staff was overworked, it was Coleman.
guy would get a save on Friday, and then throw a CG on Sunday.
we even used him on 2 days rest in Omaha.


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His velocity was down, and things didn't seem quite right. I'm looking forward to seeing him at his best at some point this year, because all the scouting reports are just glowing. It's likely going to be him or Taillon as the first arm taken in the draft this year.
He really struggled with his 1st start in Omaha.
his next start was vintage Ranaudo, as he dominated Arkansas.
he also pitched well against Texas in the finals.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:08 AM
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overworked?
he only pitched on Fridays, rarely threw a complete game.
even in the post season, he pitched on his normal schedule, except once he pitched 1 day earlier than normal.

his total innings pitched was top 5 in the country, which should only be expected because of how deep LSU went in the postseason.

if anyone on our staff was overworked, it was Coleman.
guy would get a save on Friday, and then throw a CG on Sunday.
we even used him on 2 days rest in Omaha.




He really struggled with his 1st start in Omaha.
his next start was vintage Ranaudo, as he dominated Arkansas.
he also pitched well against Texas in the finals.
I'm not sure which start I saw, but there was a universal assessment that he didn't look as good as he had in the past, and many viewers were questioning why. Many scouting services were attributing it to fatigue. Nothing to get upset about really. I think he's going to be the number 2 or 3 pick this summer (barring significant injury), I just hope to see him pitch at his best sometime this year, because the start I saw was underwhelming which quite obviously was an outlier. Unfortunately it's not easy to catch college baseball, especially in my neck of the woods.
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:05 PM
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I'm not sure which start I saw, but there was a universal assessment that he didn't look as good as he had in the past, and many viewers were questioning why. Many scouting services were attributing it to fatigue. Nothing to get upset about really. I think he's going to be the number 2 or 3 pick this summer (barring significant injury), I just hope to see him pitch at his best sometime this year, because the start I saw was underwhelming which quite obviously was an outlier. Unfortunately it's not easy to catch college baseball, especially in my neck of the woods.
if it was a rough outing, it was probably LSU's opener at the College World Series last year. He definitely struggled with that one.
Don't really have an answer as to why, but i personally don't think it was fatigue.

You should be able to watch him on April 23rd at 7 (central time) on ESPNU.
LSU vs Ole Miss.
should be Ranaudo vs Pomeranz since both guys are the Friday starter for their teams.
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:11 PM
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if it was a rough outing, it was probably LSU's opener at the College World Series last year. He definitely struggled with that one.
Don't really have an answer as to why, but i personally don't think it was fatigue.

You should be able to watch him on April 23rd at 7 (central time) on ESPNU.
LSU vs Ole Miss.
should be Ranaudo vs Pomeranz since both guys are the Friday starter for their teams.
Yea. I think that was the game I watched. I recall it being the first time many people were able to see Ranaudo and there was alot of hype from the draftniks. Anything other than a stellar performance was going to leave people disappointed. I think he's going to eke out Taillon for #2 when all is said and done.

Thanks for the heads-up on the Pomeranz match-up. That will absolutely be worth the watch if both pitchers keep steamrolling the opposition.
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:51 PM
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Thanks for the heads-up on the Pomeranz match-up. That will absolutely be worth the watch if both pitchers keep steamrolling the opposition.
will keep y'all posted on his status (and the status of the match-up against Pomeranz).

hoping he doesn't miss too many outings.
by far the best guy we've got.

Austin Ross was perfect through 4.1 today, then the wheels came off and he gave up 4 runs.
Reliever came in (Ben Alsup) faced 6 batters, gave up 4 runs, didn't record an out.

that's our next best starter and long reliever.
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Unfortunately it's not easy to catch college baseball, especially in my neck of the woods.

don't know if you catch CSS (Comcast Sports Southeast), but a few of his starts will be broadcast by them. Let me know if you catch that channel, and I'll forward that schedule to you.



P.S. apologies if i came off like an @$$ in my 1st post in this thread. wasn't my intentions at all, but after re-reading it, I can see where it might sound like it.
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don't know if you catch CSS (Comcast Sports Southeast), but a few of his starts will be broadcast by them. Let me know if you catch that channel, and I'll forward that schedule to you.



P.S. apologies if i came off like an @$$ in my 1st post in this thread. wasn't my intentions at all, but after re-reading it, I can see where it might sound like it.
My only options for college baseball are ESPNU/Big Ten Network at the moment. Not entirely sure what will be broadcast on ESPNU this year, but if something significant is on tap I usually find out in advance. The only Big Ten prospects that interest me are Alex Wimmers of course, Seth Rosin, and Mike Kvasnicka. As far as other LSU prospects go, I'd like to see more of Gibbs, Landry, and to a lesser extent Blake Dean.

No worries. I'm more of a prospect/draft guy than someone who has a rooting interest in college baseball. I hadn't even looked at Ranaudo's workload from last year and would have no idea if it qualified as overworked or not. I was just regurgitating information that BA/BP/etc had fed me.
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