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Old 06-12-2010, 03:21 PM
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Fangraphs 2011 Draft - Pitchers Preview:

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index...view-pitchers/
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:06 AM
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Draft update: It's rare that the Sox draft a high school middle infielder as high as the 11th round, but they're making a serious effort to sign Chaparral (Ariz.) shortstop James McDonald.

McDonald said that he's not sure whether to start his professional career or fulfill a scholarship offer from Arizona State.

"I'm weighing a few things right now," McDonald said.

McDonald recently graduated from the same school that produced Paul Konerko.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseb...0,5336745.story
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:55 AM
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Interesting.

Wasn't he one of the players you couldn't find much information on when he was drafted? Have you managed to find out anything worthwhile?

Also, I haven't been able to do much research on the late rounds of the draft, is there any high upside prep players you hope we sign? Gregor? Griset?
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:06 PM
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Interesting.

Wasn't he one of the players you couldn't find much information on when he was drafted? Have you managed to find out anything worthwhile?
Yes; unfortunately no.
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Also, I haven't been able to do much research on the late rounds of the draft, is there any high upside prep players you hope we sign? Gregor? Griset?
Gregor, Griset and Brad Salgado are the later round draft picks that I hope they take a serious run at. Not many HS players sign after being selected in that 35+ round range though.
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:52 AM
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In the recent Ask BA, Callis noted that he sees Chris Sale as the top prospect in the White Sox system. This is likely due to Sale being a top 5 talent in the draft, and because of how ****ty the Sox farm system is.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...0/2610191.html
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:37 PM
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In the recent Ask BA, Callis noted that he sees Chris Sale as the top prospect in the White Sox system. This is likely due to Sale being a top 5 talent in the draft, and because of how ****ty the Sox farm system is.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...0/2610191.html
Would Mitchell have been considered the top prospect still if he hadn't injured himself?
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:47 PM
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Would Mitchell have been considered the top prospect still if he hadn't injured himself?
It would likely depend upon his performance. While still a great prospect, it hurts that someone as raw as he is has lost a season of development time. There are also questions about how the injury might effect the speed portion of his game. Supposedly it shouldn't hamper him at all, but I will wait to see the performance results.

I have no qualms with Sale being named the top prospect. I think he ekes out Hudson because he is a lefty and has a slightly higher ceiling. Hudson's peripherals have been fantastic this year though, and I can see why some would have him higher than Sale.

Edit: And I don't buy Dayan the top prospect (yet). He is a decent prospect but he still has plenty of warts. His defensive value is null, he doesn't take walks, and his bat has to be pretty special at 1B.

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Old 06-15-2010, 08:39 PM
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Edit: And I don't buy Dayan the top prospect (yet). He is a decent prospect but he still has plenty of warts. His defensive value is null, he doesn't take walks, and his bat has to be pretty special at 1B.
I think the most pressing question is if Viciedo has the glove necessary for Ozzie to consider him a legitimate DH.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:42 AM
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KG's AL Central Draft Wrap:

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/ar...rticleid=11217
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