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Old 06-07-2013, 11:32 AM
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I thought I read that KW was going to be focusing on the draft and player development. He, and the franchise, consider those areas his main strengths.

Also, I really think pitching mechanics related to injury are incredibly overrated. Some people's body's are just capable of withstanding more punishment than others. No matter the mechanics, pitching is an unnatural action that hurts your body.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:52 AM
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I'll be curious if anything comes out in the next few days / weeks about who really is making the calls with the draft. Giving Hahn most of the credit or blame for that matter might be wrong.

Was told that the pick "appeared to have Kenny's fingerprint's all over it..." That doesn't mean it's a bad pick or the wrong pick but if the comment is true you do really wonder if Rick has as much authority as suspected in things.

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We pick a JUCO SS and high school pitcher in the first two rounds and this sounds like Kenny? While I'm not crazy about the picks, I really don't see how this resembles what we've done in the past.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:04 PM
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We pick a JUCO SS and high school pitcher in the first two rounds and this sounds like Kenny? While I'm not crazy about the picks, I really don't see how this resembles what we've done in the past.
Anderson is a bit of a toolsy, raw player so just started playing baseball full-time recently so, yeah, a little bit
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:05 PM
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Divaldi:

I think (I can't say this for a fact) that the comment told me me regarding Kenny was because this was a player that seemed to have more offers to play another sport (basketball) than baseball.

Kenny seemed to lean towards "athletes" who weren't necessarily baseball players.

That's just a guess on my part but I will follow up and see what that person meant.

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Old 06-07-2013, 12:32 PM
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I don't really care who pulled the trigger on the pick. I simply want to see how he develops.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:33 PM
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Jacob May, CF from Coastal Carolina is the Sox 3rd pick.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:45 PM
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Jacob May, CF from Coastal Carolina is the Sox 3rd pick.
Pre-Season Eval: http://www.collegebaseballdaily.com/...-100-countdow/

CCU Bio: http://www.goccusports.com/sports/m-...ay_726158.html

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Old 06-07-2013, 01:19 PM
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Sox 4th round pick is Andrew Mitchell, RHP from TCU
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Sox 4th round pick is Andrew Mitchell, RHP from TCU
Love that pick. Seems like a nice Coop project.
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Sox 4th round pick is Andrew Mitchell, RHP from TCU
Scouting Report from SB Nation: http://www.crawfishboxes.com/2013-ml...tchell-rhp-tcu

Bio from TCU: http://gofrogs.cstv.com/sports/m-bas...ll_721822.html

Fluff piece by Star-Telegram, local paper: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/06...-tops-tcu.html

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Old 06-07-2013, 01:49 PM
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I know next to nothing about drafting or how baseball players develop before they make the show. No, make that nothing that I know.

So with that disclaimer, I read that the pitcher they drafted in the 2nd round is looking likely to end up in the bullpen should he make the majors. Is that normal for a high prospect? It just seems to me like that would be a waste for such a high draft pick as a starter, aren't a lot of relievers just failed starters anyway and could be found in later rounds?
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:54 PM
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I know next to nothing about drafting or how baseball players develop before they make the show. No, make that nothing that I know.

So with that disclaimer, I read that the pitcher they drafted in the 2nd round is looking likely to end up in the bullpen should he make the majors. Is that normal for a high prospect? It just seems to me like that would be a waste for such a high draft pick as a starter, aren't a lot of relievers just failed starters anyway and could be found in later rounds?
Not necessarily. Tanner Scheppers, Rex Brothers, and Addison Reed were all drafted relatively early with the primary focus on being a great bullpen arm.
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I know next to nothing about drafting or how baseball players develop before they make the show. No, make that nothing that I know.

So with that disclaimer, I read that the pitcher they drafted in the 2nd round is looking likely to end up in the bullpen should he make the majors. Is that normal for a high prospect? It just seems to me like that would be a waste for such a high draft pick as a starter, aren't a lot of relievers just failed starters anyway and could be found in later rounds?
No, it's not odd. Early first round would be. It's why you saw Stanek fall to the same range. Most teams believe with his command and injury concerns he'll end up in the pen. High end pen choices go in that range.

Now, whether or not our kid (who isn't on anyone's top 100 board) belongs there is a huge question.
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:12 PM
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I know next to nothing about drafting or how baseball players develop before they make the show. No, make that nothing that I know.

So with that disclaimer, I read that the pitcher they drafted in the 2nd round is looking likely to end up in the bullpen should he make the majors. Is that normal for a high prospect? It just seems to me like that would be a waste for such a high draft pick as a starter, aren't a lot of relievers just failed starters anyway and could be found in later rounds?
For a regular, run of the mill bullpen arm, sure yes, but your elite relief pitchers do go early. Attached is a list of the top relief pitchers by games pitched and by saves that shows this contrast (note, this list omits players who were originally signed as amateur free agents).

Also, if the Sox may have reached a bit for Danish in the 2nd round, it appears thay may have done so with the hope he'll sign for under slot and open up some money for later picks. Their 4th and especially 5th rounders seem pretty aggresive.
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:14 PM
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Now, whether or not our kid (who isn't on anyone's top 100 board) belongs there is a huge question.
This link will bring you to Baseball America's Top 500 board for the 2013 Draft: https://www.baseballamerica.com/draft-preview/

#96 might be of interest to you.
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