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Old 06-06-2013, 06:54 PM
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I would be concerned about Anderson's bat developing, and not only because our farm system has not been good at it historically.
He is very raw at the plate, but he's also at the age you should be drafting raw. It's a risk, but he's also got as big a ceiling as anyone in the draft.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:02 PM
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Theo has a belief that all-star hitters come from the top rounds, where all-star pitchers develop more from later rounds...... its pretty proven and I think its a decent philosphy. Hard to not like the Bryant pick, of everyone, he has the best chance to be something special in the draft.
I'm certainly not going to ridicule the pick, but I too find it somewhat odd that they passed on an elite arm when their system is devoid of SP talent. Bryant is the best power hitter in the draft so don't get me wrong, but there's a lot of questions of whether he'll make a lot of contact because of all the holes in his swing. He mashed weak competition, but I don't think he can hit a plus fastball with his current swing. I don't think he has the best chance to be something special. Fairly high floor, but his ceiling isn't as high as a lot of others.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:10 PM
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It makes sense for a team like the Cubs to go BPA (if you believe that Bryant was the best player). The Cubs will likely plug him in at left or right field from day 1. The problem with using some of those premium picks on pitchers is their likelihood for injury. I think Theo is going to try and trade for pitching with a lot of his bats. He must not have a lot of confidence in their ability to develop pitchers.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:25 PM
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Damn, I was really, really hoping DJ Peterson would have fallen to us
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:32 PM
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There are 4 or 5 kids I completely love right now meaning a couple really good ones will be there.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:34 PM
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BPA is almost certainly a college pitcher for the Sox right now
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:35 PM
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Steal of the draft for the Dbacks, Shipley projects 3 pitches all grading over 60, kids going to be FILTHY
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:37 PM
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Ryne Stanek would be a real grab at 17 IMHO
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:43 PM
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Ryne Stanek would be a real grab at 17 IMHO
He's top 5, top 10 talent, he's basically the definition of the best-case scenario safe college pitcher, if he's on the board he HAS to be headed this way.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:44 PM
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I saw Stanek pitch in the CWS the other day, he threw very well despite not having close to his best stuff, he should be an absolute no brainer right here. Fingers crossed.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:46 PM
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I saw Stanek pitch in the CWS the other day, he threw very well despite not having close to his best stuff, he should be an absolute no brainer right here. Fingers crossed.
He is a great Cooper project guy too. Kids tools totally misused by Arkansas. Great Curve and Developing Slider, and they call the slider a ton... Let Cooper get him, work that cutter in with the hard heavy fastball, kid will succeed.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:50 PM
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Another name I love but injury concerns is Manaea. A ton of talent but Really concerned about his injury history....
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:51 PM
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Anderson it is. Interesting.

I don't know about Manaea, but at this point I think whoever drafts Stanek is getting an absolute steal.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:51 PM
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****in' YES
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:51 PM
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Ugh, good player, HUGE REACH, but very signable....Another athlete....but his bat is not there, reminds me too much of Tim Beckham
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