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Old 06-09-2009, 03:59 PM
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Law doesn't have Scheppers or Crow in his first round mock due to the amount of money they are seeking. This seems to be the trend with alot of players. The Sox could potentially get a steal at 23 if they are willing to pay for it.
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:16 PM
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Apparently as rumored, the Pirates have a predraft deal with Catcher Tony Sanchez with the number 4 pick. This is obviously a large overdraft, but it is done with intention of being able to throw a large sum of money at Sano once the International Free Agent signing period opens.
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:18 PM
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With the draft 40 minutes away, the first 8 picks are rather solidified due to increased asking prices by alot of prep players. Of course anything can change, but these are the projected picks.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/draft/?p=974

1. Nationals: San Diego State righthander Stephen Strasburg.
2. Mariners: North Carolina first baseman Dustin Ackley.
3. Padres: Georgia HS outfielder Donavan Tate.
4. Pirates: Boston College catcher Tony Sanchez.
5. Orioles: California HS righthander Matt Hobgood.
6. Giants: Georgia HS righthander Zack Wheeler.
7. Braves: Vanderbilt lefthander Mike Minor.
8. Reds: North Carolina righhander Alex White.
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:35 PM
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If you don't get MLB Network because your cable provider is garbage like mine, you may watch it here.
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:43 PM
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Can the Sox have a really good chance at getting one of these 2 guys.
Aaron Crow or Kyle Gibson. I think it would be a steal at the number #23 spot. Taking Kyle Gibson with the #23 pick would be much better and maybe a safer pick.
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:45 PM
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Can the Sox have a really good chance at getting one of these 2 guys.
Aaron Crow or Kyle Gibson. I think it would be a steal at the number #23 spot. Taking Kyle Gibson with the #23 pick would be much better and maybe a safer pick.
What is safe about a (stress) fractured arm?
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:46 PM
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Can the Sox have a really good chance at getting one of these 2 guys.
Aaron Crow or Kyle Gibson. I think it would be a steal at the number #23 spot. Taking Kyle Gibson with the #23 pick would be much better and maybe a safer pick.
Gibson would be a top 10 pick without question if he hadn't suffered a stress fracture in his forearm. He might drop out of the first round altogether, but a team with a bevy of picks might take the risk and nab him, see how he recoups and then sign him if pleased by the results by the signing deadline. Crow might fall because of the money he is seeking, but I doubt he would last to 23.
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:48 PM
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What is safe about a (stress) fractured arm?
I meant signing wise.
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Old 06-09-2009, 05:45 PM
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Zero surprises thus far. MLB networks coverage is nice, all business without the flash and I suppose the excitement and (good) hype the NFL drafts have. Kind of dull, but very nice information and relevant conversations s far.
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Old 06-09-2009, 05:46 PM
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Zero surprises thus far. MLB networks coverage is nice, all business without the flash and I suppose the excitement and (good) hype the NFL drafts have. Kind of dull, but very nice information and relevant conversations s far.
Yep. Things will liven up once we get past the top 10. Matzek/Miller/Leake will likely go 9th with Storen going 10th as an overdraft.
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Old 06-09-2009, 05:50 PM
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That is a bit of a surprise by the Reds. I thought White would have been a perfect fit.
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Old 06-09-2009, 05:51 PM
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ASU!

I personally think it's too high for him, as he's more of the solid mid rounder with possible #3 starter upside, but then again I'm not a pro scout.
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Old 06-09-2009, 05:53 PM
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This might make things easier for Detroit's decision. Evidently they have been mulling over some expensive choices (Matzek/Turner) and some cheaper ones (Miller). They might just take White as BPA.
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Old 06-09-2009, 05:58 PM
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Does Washington go for White falling to them, or an overdraft to compensate for the enormous amount of money they have to pay Strasburg?
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:02 PM
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Does Washington go for White falling to them, or an overdraft to compensate for the enormous amount of money they have to pay Strasburg?
Nope, went with Storen.
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