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Re: 2018 Summer Draft Discussion
« Reply #210 on: 10 Jul 2018 4:02:46 PM »
That's my bad.  I was on the golf course all morning (tough life, I know) and then went straight to rehearsal.
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Re: 2018 Summer Draft Discussion
« Reply #211 on: 10 Jul 2018 7:46:54 PM »
If the Dodgers' pick goes on the clock tonight or even overnight, I should be able to make the selection.  However, tomorrow will include five to six hours of windshield time so I'm keeping that list as active (although it is now at least one player too long for my needs).  Anytime over the next 24 hours that an EC member sees my pick being active for 30 minutes or more, please select for me from the prioritized list.

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Re: 2018 Summer Draft Discussion
« Reply #212 on: 11 Jul 2018 12:48:52 AM »
The Dodgers close out their 2018 draft with the selection of RH reliever Ian Hamilton of the Chicago White Sox organization.  Hamilton joins the balance of the 2018 draft class:

Shortstop Brice Turang;
RH Starting Pitchers Ethan Hankins, J.T. Ginn, and Brad Keller;
Leftfielder Steele Walker; and
Catcher Josh Breax.

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Re: 2018 Summer Draft Discussion
« Reply #213 on: 12 Jul 2018 9:30:43 AM »
Pirates pick is in just needs to be validated by another EC member.

Diego Castillo, mr, Tampa Bay Rays Org.
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Re: 2018 Summer Draft Discussion
« Reply #214 on: 12 Jul 2018 9:34:41 AM »
Pirates pick is in just needs to be validated by another EC member.

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Probably would have been Mr. Irrelevant if he'd gotten to 5.30. Nice pick.

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Re: 2018 Summer Draft Discussion
« Reply #215 on: 12 Jul 2018 9:29:20 PM »
Pirates 2018 Draft picks and minor league snapshot

This year the Pirates decided to shore up the middle infield and pitching prospects. While we considered taking one or two outfielders, eventually we went these guys:

Pick 2-20: Domingo German NYY SP. German at age not quite 26, is a bit long in the tooth to be considered an up & coming prospect. We took German based upon his the quality of his 2018 ZIPS and his real life 2018 MLB performance in the Bronx. We have every expectation he will be part of the Pirates 2019 rotation

Pick 2-26: Nico Hoerner SS - Stanford University - selected by Cubs in MLB draft. Hoerner was attractive because Theo Epstein has a pretty good track record of drafting guys who become useful major league hitters.

Pick 3-24: Jasrado Chisholm 2B/SS - Diamondbacks organization. In his 2nd year at “A” level, Chisholm is showing better batting skills. The walks are up, the strikeouts are down and the Slug% is .100 points higher than it was in 2017. Yes the K’s are still too high, but at least they’re headed in the right direction

Pick 4-4: Daulton Varsho C - Diamondbacks organization. At age 22 Varsho is in his 2nd year of pro ball. He is currently at the A+ level. His performance this year is not as strong as in was in 2017, but he’s playing at a higher level and in a tougher hitting environment. His OPS is over .800. His BB% is better than 10% and his K% is under 20%.

Pick 4-24: Jose Miranda 2B - Twins organization. At barely age 20 Miranda is the youngest Pirates’ draftee this year. Since the start of 2017 Miranda has 20 HR with a K% around 11%. He’s hard to strikeout, the downside is he’s also hard to walk.

Pick 4-29: Tony Santillan SP - Reds organization. We decide to look for a SP with a plus fastball who was under 22 years old and pitching at higher level than A-. With all those filters in place Tony Santillan popped up as a prime target. He turned 21 in April, Fangraphs rates his fastball at 70 and he is more than holding his own at A+ ball in 2018.

Pick 5-24: Diego Castillo RP -  Rays organization. The Pirates are always on the lookout for cheap, effective bullpen guys. With both Minter and Steckenrider off the board we were happy to find Diego unowned. He should certainly part of the Bucs’ bullpen in 2019.

These seven newbies join these eight prospects already making their way up the ladder to Pittsburgh.

SP Logan Shore Oakland organization. At age 23 in his second year in pro ball Shore was recently promoted to AA. Shore is a couple of years away from his debut. He isn’t overpowering. He’s projected as a #3/4 SP.

C Will D Smith Dodgers organization. This is Smith’s first season at AA. Will is turning lots of heads with his 2018 performance. His OPS is north of 1.000; his Slg% is over .300 and a BB% rate over 12% while keeping his K% exactly where it was in 2017 when we was one level lower. Another positive is that Will D Smith is pretty good at throwing out opposing base stealers.

2B Travis Demeritte  Atlanta organization. Travis is power hitting 2Bman in his second season at AA. Since the start of the 2016 season Demeritte has 49HR, 53 doubles and 14 triples.

2B/SS Anderson Tejeda Texas organization. Tejada just turned 20 two months ago. 2018 is his first year at A+ level and he’s making the strides scouts thought was possible when he was signed as a 16 year old four years ago. This year Tejeda has 14HR, 15 doubles and an OPS around .770. He needs to become a bit more selective at the plate.

3B/RF Brian Anderson Miami organization. Anderson needs no introduction as he is already performing well in his first full season in Miami. He figures to be the Pirates next 3Bman after Mike Moustakis departs.

SS Logan Warmoth Toronto organization. As a first round pick in the 2017 MLB draft Warmoth has disappointed to date. HIs first ˝ season at A+ is less than hoped for. However, with fewer than 100 professional games played, the Jays haven’t given up on Warmoth meeting his pre-draft expectations.

OF Daz Cameron Tigers organization. Cameron was drafted by the Astros then traded to Detroit when Houston acquired Justin Verlander. Daz was recently promoted to AA and hit the ground running with an OPS of .980. Cameron is just 21 years old and is primarily a CFer. Since the start of 2017 he has 47SB.

OF TJ Friedl Reds organization. TJ began 2018 at A+ where after 270PA his slash line was
294/405/412. The Reds promoted Friedl to AA, after 20 games his slash line is 306/405/403. Friedl can steal a base, he has 34SB since the start of 2017.
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Re: 2018 Summer Draft Discussion
« Reply #216 on: 12 Jul 2018 11:20:24 PM »
Correction:  Daz Cameron (along with Travis Demeritte) was drafted by the Dodgers.

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Re: 2018 Summer Draft Discussion
« Reply #217 on: 13 Jul 2018 6:14:38 AM »
No correction required. I was writing about reality.

Daz Cameron
Position: Centerfielder
Team: Detroit Tigers (minors)
Born: January 15, 1997 (Age: 21-179d) in McDonough, GA us
Draft: Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 1st round (37th) of the 2015 MLB June Amateur Draft.
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Re: 2018 Summer Draft Discussion
« Reply #218 on: 13 Jul 2018 10:00:10 AM »
Ah yes, reality in a simulated world.  Makes sense.

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Re: 2018 Summer Draft Discussion
« Reply #219 on: 13 Jul 2018 10:47:41 AM »
Blue Jays draft:

1.04: 3B Alec Bohm
1.20: 3B Nolan Gorman
1.21: 1B Peter Alonso
1.30: CF Connor Scott
2.02: C Noah Naylor
2.04: SS Jordan Groshans
2.05: LF Seth Beer
2.18: RF Seuly Matias
2.21: SP Enyel De Los Santos
4.18: RF Julio Rodriguez
4.25: CF Carlos Rodriguez
5.04: RF Franmil Reyes
5.12: C Max Stassi
5.17: SP Alec Mills
5.20: LF Jordan Luplow
5.23: CF Myles Straw
5.26: 2B Joey Wendle

The first 4 rounds were mostly about building for the future; the fifth round was about fielding a team this year and next. Hopefully it works out for me, otherwise the Jays could be in for a long bleak stretch.

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Re: 2018 Summer Draft Discussion
« Reply #220 on: 13 Jul 2018 12:03:53 PM »
From what I understand, Gorman is off to a hot start.

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Re: 2018 Summer Draft Discussion
« Reply #221 on: 13 Jul 2018 3:15:46 PM »
From what I understand, Gorman is off to a hot start.

for pretty much all of them, I'll check back in 3 years. :)

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Re: 2018 Summer Draft Discussion
« Reply #222 on: 13 Jul 2018 4:53:46 PM »
Well ya see here's the thing. The entire write up for every player listed was reality based. All the stats are real, their ages are real, the level they are currently playing at is real.

I thought the rest of the sentence (everything after the word "Astros") made it clear the context was the player's actual situation, rather than his DMBO situation.

OF Daz Cameron Tigers organization. Cameron was drafted by the Astros then traded to Detroit when Houston acquired Justin Verlander.

To each his own I guess.

Yes it's fact, Daz Cameron IN DMBO was drafted by the Dodgers.
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Re: 2018 Summer Draft Discussion
« Reply #223 on: 13 Jul 2018 5:29:24 PM »
I cede.

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Re: 2018 Summer Draft Discussion
« Reply #224 on: 13 Jul 2018 8:39:38 PM »
Doug. You're a class act. And I thought that before your last post
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