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Old 06-12-2017, 12:59 PM
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So people don't have to go rummaging through the old one, let's start anew.

Will be a very interesting 1st round for the White Sox, except for the Jeren Kendall rumors (that died down) the talking heads really have no idea what direction Hostetler & Co. will go in.
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Old 06-12-2017, 01:50 PM
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What time does the draft start?
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Old 06-12-2017, 02:00 PM
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What time does the draft start?
6 PM EST if I'm not mistaken.

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/235739...-monday-night/
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Old 06-12-2017, 02:08 PM
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Jeeze - MLB really reaching with this quote:

"Who will emerge as the next Kris Bryant? Or perhaps the next Trea Turner, Aaron Judge or Kyle Schwarber? Just four years ago, none of these players had been drafted yet. Now, they're some of the game's brightest young stars."

On what planet is a guy with a career BA of .209 considered one of the game's "brightest young stars"?
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Old 06-12-2017, 02:10 PM
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On what planet is a guy with a career BA of .209 considered one of the game's "brightest young stars"?
His postseason performances will overshadow his miserable start to 2017 for awhile. Regardless, this draft will "probably" not produce a star like Bryant.
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Old 06-12-2017, 02:39 PM
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It has been widely reported that the draft "begins" at 6 PM EST, but my guide says that there is pre-draft coverage 5-6 CST and the draft itself begins at 6 CST. That makes more sense in my mind.
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Old 06-12-2017, 02:40 PM
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Jeeze - MLB really reaching with this quote:

"Who will emerge as the next Kris Bryant? Or perhaps the next Trea Turner, Aaron Judge or Kyle Schwarber? Just four years ago, none of these players had been drafted yet. Now, they're some of the game's brightest young stars."

On what planet is a guy with a career BA of .209 considered one of the game's "brightest young stars"?
We took Rodon one pick ahead of Schwarber. I would make that same pick again 10/10 times. We've already had an Adam Dunn.

It doesn't seem like there are any can't miss guys in this draft--if the Sox end up with a guy who can hit the ball consistently and doesn't strike out too much, I'll be happy.
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:09 PM
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His postseason performances will overshadow his miserable start to 2017 for awhile. Regardless, this draft will "probably" not produce a star like Bryant.
I'm not even suggesting that Schwarber won't ultimately become a solid if not great player but the hyperbole surrounding him is off-the-charts. My Cub antipathy can cloud my judgement at times. I find myself enjoying his struggles and then realize that he seems like a pretty nice guy and didn't ask to be treated like Mickey Mantle.

Seems like the experts are pretty much aligned in their belief that this is a top heavy draft and poor overall. Personally, I'm hoping that Beck somehow slips to them but it seems like he has been rising up the boards just as Kendall is dropping so that's a pipe dream. If not Beck, then I'll hope for Smith or Hasely.
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:14 PM
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Very interesting article on pitcher workload. Did not realize how hard UCLA worked Griffin Canning, went over 115 pitches in over 50% of his starts.

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-w...aft-prospects/
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:33 PM
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Looking at the final mocks that are currently rolling in. Every single one of the major players (Mayo, Callis, Ward, Ellis, Manuel) of them has backed off the Sox taking Kendall, citing agent concerns (Boras) or his high strikeout rate.

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Old 06-12-2017, 05:47 PM
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If you count up the recent/final mainstream predictions for the Sox, it looks like this:

Jeren Kendall (4)
J.B. Bukauskas (3)
Pavin Smith (1)
Adam Haseley (1)
Alex Faedo (1)
Austin Beck (1)
Keston Hiura (1)
Nick Pratto (1)
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:06 PM
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If you count up the recent/final mainstream predictions for the Sox, it looks like this:

Jeren Kendall (4)
J.B. Bukauskas (3)
Pavin Smith (1)
Adam Haseley (1)
Alex Faedo (1)
Austin Beck (1)
Keston Hiura (1)
Nick Pratto (1)
Callis added Evan White and Jake Burger to players the Sox are considering. Again, with the caveat that I haven't seen them play, the write-ups are pretty good.
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:49 PM
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Callis now has us taking White, while Mayo has us taking Bakauskus.

They both have Keston Hiura going #5 to the Braves.

This draft might get very unpredictable.

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/235977...icid=151437456
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:17 PM
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Royce Lwwis going #1 just set the tone for what will probably be an unpredictable draft night.
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:30 PM
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Hard to believe that Brendan McKay has slipped all the way down to #4. Was consensus 1 or 2 on most mocks.
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