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Old 05-24-2010, 07:09 PM
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Pitch recognition is big concern currently. He also has a Stanford commit and is seeking a significant amount of money. Big leverage. He might drop out of the 1st round entirely. I suspect he's taken by Boston or New York.


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Keith Law's first mock draft has the White Sox selecting Asher Wojciechowski. College arm, cheap, etc.


The front office's strategy towards pitching puzzles me; they refuse to sign pitchers to 3+ year contracts due to the injury risk, yet they insist on drafting college pitchers that have already racked up a ton of mileage on their arms already and are at a higher risk of injury.

I thought their approach last year was great, draft a high-risk/high-reward talent in the first few rounds, then target those safer college arms in the mid-rounds. (Hopps, Buch, Bellamy) I hope they take a similar approach this year.
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Old 05-25-2010, 01:49 PM
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Supposedly the Reds are very much in on Wimmers. It's been noted by a few sources recently. If true, I'm thinking the Sox are going to take a long look at Workman.

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Lots of buzz from what I'm hearing about Alex Wimmers to the #Reds at 12th overall #MLBDraft 7 minutes ago via web
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Old 05-25-2010, 04:48 PM
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#White Sox are said to be on Nick Castellanos for the 13th overall pick #MLBDraft

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I love Castellanos. Probably my favorite prep bat in the draft excluding Harper.

A pick like this would provide strong evidence that the draft philosophy has indeed changed.
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:04 PM
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#White Sox are said to be on Nick Castellanos for the 13th overall pick #MLBDraft

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I love Castellanos. Probably my favorite prep bat in the draft excluding Harper.

A pick like this would provide strong evidence that the draft philosophy has indeed changed.
That would be sweet....I would be surprised if they took him though.
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:09 PM
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That would be sweet....I would be surprised if they took him though.
Indeed. A little hope is better than none though. I'm just not all that enthusiastic about the college pitchers that are going to be available at 13. Wimmers/Workman/Asher/Hahn. The only reasonable names that might be available that I'm a fan of are McGuire, Ranaudo, and Harvey. Some of the prep pitchers are interesting though.
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:25 PM
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BA's Draft Top 200 is up.
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:00 PM
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#White Sox are said to be on Nick Castellanos for the 13th overall pick #MLBDraft

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I love Castellanos. Probably my favorite prep bat in the draft excluding Harper.

A pick like this would provide strong evidence that the draft philosophy has indeed changed.
Dear Lord let this be true, we need some power bats at the corner infield spots. Gilmore, Marrero and Loman just ain't gonna cut it. Bring on the mashers!
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Thanks for the link, one name that really intrigues me on this list is #191 Hayden Simpson, RHP Southern Arkansas.

He's been absolutely filthy the last two years including throwing a no-hitter last year and piling up 131K over 99IP with a 3.7K/BB ratio and a 1.81 ERA this year. He's a little undersized, throws a mid-90s fastball and plays for a D-2 team so not many people are that high on him, but I wouldn't seeing us take a shot on him rounds 5-10. He definitely qualifies as a cheap college arm.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:56 AM
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Piliere's 1st Full Mock Draft

I like both Castellanos and Sale. Not so much Brentz though.
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:02 PM
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Mayo's Updated 1 - 20
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:22 PM
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Unsure if this has been posted, but Jared Mitchell and Mike Huff will be representing the White Sox at this year's draft.

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news...=.jsp&c_id=cws

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Old 05-26-2010, 06:40 PM
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Unsure if this has been posted, but Jared Mitchell and Mike Huff will be representing the White Sox at this year's draft.

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news...=.jsp&c_id=cws
Too bad he won't be representing the Sox in the futures game this year. With what he showed in ST, I wouldn't have been surprised to see him there if he hadn't gotten injured.
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:03 PM
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Jim Callis' Mock Draft 2.0
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:54 PM
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Old 05-29-2010, 04:35 PM
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Rico Noel has been a guy I've kept my eye on for a couple of years. Fast, makes good contact and knows how to get on-base. Could be an interesting lead-off possibility available in the later rounds.

Here's a local news feature on him: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XENsf45aSzI

2010 stats: http://www.goccusports.com/sports/m-.../teamcume.html

(Also, their catcher, Jose Iglesias, is someone to watch; 6-5 catcher with a good eye at the plate.)
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