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 Post subject: Re: 2019 MLB Draft
PostPosted: June 4 19, 7:51 am 
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prolly gonna be tough to sign him away from vandy


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 MLB Draft
PostPosted: June 4 19, 7:59 am 
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He will sign. You talk to a guy as you're picking and get a general feel that they'll sign when you're taking a guy that high. That's how the Cubs took Ryan Jensen instead of Allan at their pick.

I'm honestly not as high on him and think the Cards have a bad track record with raw, toolsy type high school hitters.


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 MLB Draft
PostPosted: June 4 19, 8:04 am 
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phins wrote:
He will sign. You talk to a guy as you're picking and get a general feel that they'll sign when you're taking a guy that high. That's how the Cubs took Ryan Jensen instead of Allan at their pick.

I'm honestly not as high on him and think the Cards have a bad track record with raw, toolsy type high school hitters.


Yeah, the kid sounds like Plumber with more speed.


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 MLB Draft
PostPosted: June 4 19, 8:57 am 
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Big fan of the Fletcher pick.

Flores has been good all around. It's nice having baseball guys in there and not a bunch of MBA/JD dorks.


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 MLB Draft
PostPosted: June 4 19, 10:18 am 
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Big Amoco Sign wrote:
Big fan of the Fletcher pick.

Flores has been good all around. It's nice having baseball guys in there and not a bunch of MBA/JD dorks.


That Luhnow MBA dork wasn't half bad, though.


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 MLB Draft
PostPosted: June 4 19, 10:21 am 
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Swirls wrote:
Big Amoco Sign wrote:
Big fan of the Fletcher pick.

Flores has been good all around. It's nice having baseball guys in there and not a bunch of MBA/JD dorks.


That Luhnow MBA dork wasn't half bad, though.

He (and Sid, Carlos, etc.) was sociopathic. Not unlike what's currently in the FO, but I feel better about actual baseball guys.

Luhnow builds a great team. How he does it... yikes.


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 MLB Draft
PostPosted: June 4 19, 10:32 am 
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Pick    Rank    FV    FirstName    LastName    Position    Age    School    Strengths
19    18    45    Zack    Thompson    LHP    21.6    Kentucky    secondaries, delivery
58    105    40    Tre    Fletcher    CF    18.1    Deering HS    power/speed combo


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The Cardinals scooped up a falling value for the second straight year, as Thompson was in the mix close to pick 10. He’ll probably move quickly like most Cardinals college draftees do, in part because Thompson has such distinguished changeup feel and the 3000-plus rpm curveball to get whiffs. Fletcher was a bit of a surprise because not all teams even bothered seeing him. He reclassified as a 2019 during March, he had a strong commitment to Vanderbilt, and it was rainy in the northeast this spring, making it hard to scout him, not to mention the weak competition. There are arguably 60s on his power, speed, and arm but there’s a lot of risk.


https://blogs.fangraphs.com/day-1-draft-review/


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 MLB Draft
PostPosted: June 4 19, 10:55 am 
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Could be a good starter. The trend, from what I've read, is that teams are going with arsenal-heavy pitchers in the draft these days and he fits that mold.


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 MLB Draft
PostPosted: June 4 19, 12:13 pm 
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3 (96), Tony Locey, RHP, Georgia

MLB Pipeline Scouting Report:
Locey teamed with Jake Fromm to help Houston County High (Warner Robins, Ga.) win the Georgia state 5-A baseball championship as a senior in 2016. Both headed to the University of Georgia, where Fromm has starred at quarterback and Locey has been a key starter on a Bulldogs team that won a school-record 21 Southeastern Conference games this season. While there's debate as to whether he winds up as a starter or reliever in the long run, there's no question that he has one of the best arms in college baseball's top conference. Locey operates at 92-95 mph and touches 97 with his fastball, using his high-three-quarters arm slot to create downhill plane. He maintains his velocity throughout his starts and figures to hit 100 mph if he works shorter stints out of the bullpen. His low-80s slider can be sharp and a solid pitch when he commands it, and he also shows promising shape on a curveball that's a work in progress. Mostly about power, Locey hasn't shown much of a changeup. He's strong and physical, though to remain a starter he'll have to do a better job of repeating his delivery and commanding his pitches. If he does become a reliever, he has late-inning potential and perhaps a chance to become a closer.


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 MLB Draft
PostPosted: June 4 19, 2:46 pm 
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Pretty uninspiring so far. 5 of first 7 picks have been college pitchers.


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