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Old 06-04-2012, 07:42 PM
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Cleveland has to jump on Wacha or Stroman here.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:43 PM
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I think this is an excellent pick.
High ceiling is the idea.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:43 PM
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With raw players they take awhile to develop, no? And that trend in the draft is relatively recent? Jared Mitchell is well on his way, hopefully.
Mitchell has 63 Strikeouts in 188 At Bats. We could be looking at a guy that K's near 180 times in the big leagues, and he hasn't really shown the 25-30 HR power he needs to justify that.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:43 PM
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Where are Thompson and Walker this year? I don't remember hearing about them recently.
Thompson is having another sub-par year in High-A. Walker is kind of mediocre in Low-A. Though Hawkins is seemingly a much better prospect.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:44 PM
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Mitchell has 63 Strikeouts in 188 At Bats. We could be looking at a guy that K's near 180 times in the big leagues, and he hasn't really shown the 25-30 HR power he needs to justify that.
Yep. Hoping the K's drop more. He had an amazing first month. The good signs are that the power and walks are way up so far. Any improvement is what I'm looking for.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:45 PM
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White Sox Take Courtney Hawkins
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:45 PM
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I think the Sox are going to need to have the Buehrle Tarp Slide talk with him.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:46 PM
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Yep. Hoping the K's drop more. He had an amazing first month. The good signs are that the power and walks are way up so far. Any improvement is what I'm looking for.
He is far from a bust, but I am just nervous as hell that the wrong areas are not improving.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:47 PM
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It's reach time in the MLB draft.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:48 PM
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Ick. Naquin is a tweener. I can't believe they didn't take Wacha or Stratton.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:52 PM
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Merkin reiterates to expect pitching at 48.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:53 PM
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Thompson is having another sub-par year in High-A. Walker is kind of mediocre in Low-A. Though Hawkins is seemingly a much better prospect.
True. But Thompson has shown pretty good power numbers despite hitting just .205.

Walker does have 30 swipes already this year.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:55 PM
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Oops I missed the Nats pick didn't I?
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:56 PM
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Nationals just got an insane steal there.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:57 PM
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Phil Rogers
Here's what my guy Kevin Goldstein (Baseball Prospectus) wrote about Courtney Hawkins, the White Sox's pick: "A physical beast at 6-foot-3 and a muscular 210+ pounds, Hawkins has a prototypical right-field profile with plus-plus raw power, plenty of arm strength and excellent athleticism for his size. There are concerns about the amount of swing-and-miss in his game, and some see him as a high school version of Oakland 2010 first-round pick Michael Choice.'' Had him rated 9th overall.
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