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Old 06-06-2018, 01:22 PM
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Looks like we'll have a top pick in next year's draft. Anyone stand out at this point?
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Old 06-06-2018, 01:46 PM
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Not to rain on your parade, and I’m interested as well if anyone has intel on next year’s draft class, but so much can happen between now and October that I wouldn’t pencil us in at #1 just yet.
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Old 06-06-2018, 11:18 PM
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Old 06-07-2018, 08:11 AM
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Looks like we'll have a top pick in next year's draft. Anyone stand out at this point?
It's real early, but here are the top 10 prospects from PerfectGame (need a subscription to see the rest of the top 100):

https://www.perfectgame.org/Articles...?article=14736

The list includes 3 LHPs (two college, one high school) and a college catcher.

I highly doubt the Sox end up with the #1 pick. They're playing better lately, and will get a boost when some of the kids start getting called up.
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Old 06-07-2018, 02:20 PM
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I think we did something similar for the '18 draft. It's crazy how much changed. Once upon a time, the conventional wisdom was that the Sox would be hoping for Beer or Brice Turang. Neither cracked the top 20.

I think we have to hope that some generational talent - ala Harper, Strasburg, Bryant, etc. - emerges between now and next June.
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Old 06-07-2018, 02:26 PM
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I think we did something similar for the '18 draft. It's crazy how much changed. Once upon a time, the conventional wisdom was that the Sox would be hoping for Beer or Brice Turang. Neither cracked the top 20.

I think we have to hope that some generational talent - ala Harper, Strasburg, Bryant, etc. - emerges between now and next June.
If that happens, he won't be around by the time the Sox pick.
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Old 06-07-2018, 03:44 PM
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That is really tough to say. The Sox would pick 2nd currently. Kris Bryant went 2nd overall. You never know what is there in the top 3-4.
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Old 06-07-2018, 05:24 PM
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If that happens, he won't be around by the time the Sox pick.
You're probably right. As much as I look forward to Rodon, Jimenez, etc., they'll likely play themselves out of contention for the #1 pick.
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Old 06-07-2018, 06:00 PM
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You're probably right. As much as I look forward to Rodon, Jimenez, etc., they'll likely play themselves out of contention for the #1 pick.

Even if the Sox play better from here on out, they still will likely end up in the same grouping of teams that includes Miami, Cincinnati, Kansas City, and Baltimore. If they end up with the #5 pick in the 2019 draft, they will still likely end up with a very good player.
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Old 06-07-2018, 10:57 PM
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You're probably right. As much as I look forward to Rodon, Jimenez, etc., they'll likely play themselves out of contention for the #1 pick.
They may also trade Abreu and Jones and Avilan and Soria...

Heck, even trading Shields might hurt the W-L. He's been mediocre but kind of solid.

Quite frankly it would be shocking if the Sox end up outside the top 5. They were able to grab a stud at 4 this year, so I'm not worried if they don't pick 1-1 in 2019.
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