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Old 06-07-2011, 11:39 AM
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I like Hedges. Was surprised he slid so far. Susac has slid too.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:45 AM
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Sickels again on Walker:

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1-47) White Sox: Keenyn Walker, OF, Central Arizona JC: Blazing speed and greatly improved hitting skills, along with a solid glove, push him to the top of the White Sox draft list. I like Walker a LOT and he was on my list of players who could go earlier than expected. He's got some risk, but the reward could be huge.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:52 AM
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Pirates with more great value in Dickerson.

I like what they've done so far.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:57 AM
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Wow. If the Nats sign Purke....
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:11 PM
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White Sox select Jeff Soptic RHP, Johnson County CC

110th pick, number 110 on BA's Top 200.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:12 PM
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johnmanuelba John Manuel
Hard-throwing JC RHP Jeff Soptic to #WhiteSox, raw, big arm strength, reports of 100 mph, strictly a bullpen guy long-term
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:12 PM
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Jeff Soptic, a 6-6 RHP from JC. MLB crew says good arm strength, they like his chances with Don Cooper molding him.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:14 PM
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More on Johnson:

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Erik Johnson, RHP, University of California: Johnson is ranked 97th on the Baseball America prospect list and 74th on the Perfect Game list, which would put him on the bottom fringes of the supplemental round or in the second. However, he has the power arm (90-95 MPH fastball, good slider) to go somewhere in the middle of the supplemental round for a team that believes they can refine his mechanics and polish his changeup.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:15 PM
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Soptic:

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Jeff Soptic, RHP, Johnson County Community College: This 6-6 right-hander scrapes 100 MPH with his fastball and has a promising slider. Although somewhat unrefined as a pitcher, his upside is huge and his arm strength is as good as anyone else's in the draft. He could easily go in the supplemental round to a team looking for a high-octane arm to harness.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:18 PM
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So far, not enthralled with the Sox draft class, but not disappointed either.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:19 PM
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Susac and Oropesa the last 2 Giants picks are favorites of mine.
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White Sox select Kyle McMillen RHP, Kent State.

Number 94 on BA's Top 200.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:50 PM
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Really wish we would have went with Noe Ramirez, Boston got him the pick after, his change up could be incredible.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:59 PM
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Really wish we would have went with Noe Ramirez, Boston got him the pick after, his change up could be incredible.
Does it really make that big of a difference? Even for guys who actually know what they're doing, the MLB Draft is basically a crapshoot. Really not worth getting all upset over.
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:00 PM
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Really wish we would have went with Noe Ramirez, Boston got him the pick after, his change up could be incredible.
You and me both. His sinking fastball is fantastic.
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