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Old 06-05-2012, 02:27 PM
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6th Round Pick - Kyle Hansen - RHP - St. John's University

http://www.redstormsports.com/sports...en_kyle00.html
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:28 PM
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Sox round 6 (201)

Kyle Hansen, RHP, St. John's University.

Big - 6-8, could be bullpen; fastball mid 90's but could be harder in 'pen; strikeout guy, with iffy command. Could possibly start if he can straighten out command.

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?co...13154&c_id=mlb
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:31 PM
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Real big guy who gets strikeouts, they could take the same approach with him as they did with Nate Jones. Have him start in the lower levels and then put him in the pen as he goes up, but secondary stuff has to improve.
I do like the Basto pick, hard working winner who does the little things well.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:41 PM
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Like the Hansen pick. Pretty pleased with today's selections so far.
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:06 PM
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7th Round Pick - C Jose Barazza - Sunnyside HS (Fresno, CA)
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:43 PM
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8th Round Pick - Zach Isler - RHP - U of Cincinnati

http://www.gobearcats.com/sports/m-b...er_zach00.html

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Old 06-05-2012, 04:00 PM
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It looks like he can get it done as a reliever.
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:09 PM
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I didn't think Giolito would be there at 13...would have loved that pick even if he needed TJS. Not often you get the chance to draft a true #1 ace type arm.

High ceiling with Hawkins but I really don't like taking guys that have contact/ K issues. I know some guys can overcome that but we haven't seen the Sox have a good track record of developing guys with those issues and helping to fix them.
Indeed. I'd prefer them to take position guys with better walk/contact ratios. We'll see with Hawkins, as he has physical ability and a seemingly good work ethic.
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:10 PM
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Sox round 6 (201)

Kyle Hansen, RHP, St. John's University.

Big - 6-8, could be bullpen; fastball mid 90's but could be harder in 'pen; strikeout guy, with iffy command. Could possibly start if he can straighten out command.

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?co...13154&c_id=mlb
Hansen was really solid for the Red Storm in his career. A good pick.
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:18 PM
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9th Round Pick - 2B Micah Johnson - Indiana

http://www.iuhoosiers.com/sports/m-b...n_micah00.html
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:34 PM
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9th Round Pick - 2B Micah Johnson - Indiana

http://www.iuhoosiers.com/sports/m-b...n_micah00.html
Could be a nice pick here. Micah is quick on the basepaths and handles the bat very well. 2012 numbers are down due to missing most of the season with an injury, but he was hitting the ball well in the B10 Tournament.
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:36 PM
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Is it just me or does it seem like the Sox are drafting more position players this year?
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:49 PM
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Is it just me or does it seem like the Sox are drafting more position players this year?
Last year, the Sox spent 28 of their 50 picks on pitchers.

So far this year, they have spent 4 of their 10 on pitchers
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:53 PM
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Is it just me or does it seem like the Sox are drafting more position players this year?
While they've taken position players high before (Beckham, Morel, Jordan Danks, Mitchell) their MO after the first few rounds seems to have been to stockpile arms in case someone pans out...that's not really happening here. I think the progress of Sale, the long-term security of Danks as well as the emergence of some young guys in the pen give us that luxury (although you can never have too much pitching).

I know you don't really draft for need, but Tank will be a fixture in the OF for awhile as will hopefully Hawkins, and possibly Mitchell or Danks, so we are pretty good there. Beckham is the future at 2B and Alexei is still pretty young.

Konerko is an obvious huge hole to fill on the horizon, as is third base (unless Morel starts hitting). As of now, the Sox look to be in fairly descent shape 4, 5 years from now, albeit that's making huge assumptions on players developing going forward. That allows them a bit more flexibility in their drafting.
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:16 PM
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That is insane. Hawkins>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Mitchell in terms of potential. Mitchell is still about 25/75 to ever make it to the big leagues, maybe a little better..
I'd say you have it backwards - he has 75% chance to make it to the big leagues.
Now to be an effective big league regular is likely in the 25% category.
Still, Hawikins is the far more valuable prospect.
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