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2020 MLB Draft Talk

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Not alot to talk about besides two greedy sides, so i'll just start the draft conversation. Keith Law has us taking a LHP from my beloved upstart Vols program.

All i can say is *yawn*
21. St. Louis Cardinals: Garrett Crochet, LHP, Tennessee

Crochet has two clearly plus pitches in his fastball and slider, and he (like Meyer) could probably pitch in relief in the majors this year. He only made one appearance for the Vols this spring, an unannounced relief appearance, before the shutdown.

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Rated 19 by BA, 13 by FG, and 18 by MLB.

6'6" lefty who throws in the upper 90's with very little mileage on the arm. I'd take him in a heartbeat if he's on the board, but I think he goes just outside the top 10.

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Heston Kjerstad please

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Tim wrote:
May 28 20, 6:00 pm
Heston Kjerstad please
I would absolutely love him, but he'll be off the board.

Cole Wilcox is my hope.

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The (unsurprising) exodus begins:
Several Prospects Withdraw From 2020 Draft

With MLB’s shortened, five-round draft a week away, multiple players have removed their names from consideration. Baseball America’s Carlos Collazo reports that high school outfielders Dylan Crews and Brandon Fields have withdrawn their names, as has Florida State outfielder Reese Albert, who’ll return to FSU for his senior season. ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel adds that high school catcher Kyle Teel is also withdrawing. Crews will honor his commitment to Louisiana State University, while Fields will play for the University of South Carolina and Teel will head to the University of Virginia. They’ll all be eligible for the 2023 draft.

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/06/ ... -teel.html

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Experts mull Cardinals' first-round MLB Draft options

A shortened five-round version of the MLB Draft will give us something to talk about as the Cardinals add to their decent supply of young talent.

They pick 21st in the first round of Wednesday’s MLB Draft, so projecting their pick is impossible.

Arizona State first baseman Spencer Torkelson is expected to go first overall to the Detroit Tigers IF the team believes it can sign him. Texas A&M pitcher Asa Lacy, Vanderbilt second baseman Austin Martin, New Mexico State second baseman Nick Gonzales, high school outfielder Zac Veen and Minnesota pitcher Max Meyer are the other elite prospects in the pool.

Myriad first-round scenarios could play out. A surprising pick or two early in the round could trigger weird chain reactions.

The Cardinals did not expect slugger Nolan Gorman to fall to them at No. 19 in 2018, but there he was.
MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo had Duke righthanded pitcher Bryce Jarvis going to the Cardinals. He wrote: “Jarvis started taking a nice step forward this spring before things got shut down, but he didn’t get to show if he could continue it. Other college arms are in play here as well.”

ESPN.com’s Kirby McDaniel’s mock draft had Oklahoma righthander Cade Cavalli at No. 21. He wrote: “The Cards are still casting a wide net here, but their preferred type of pitcher is athletic with arm speed, and Cavalli has the most of both of those traits among the college arms still on the board.”

Fangraphs expert Eric Longhagen pointed to high school catcher Tyler Soderstrom at No. 21. He wrote: “High school catching is very risky, and while I have Soderstrom linked to several teams closer to the middle of the round, prep catching tends to slide a little on draft day. Cardinals scouting director Randy Flores was front and center for Wake Forest at Louisville’s Saturday tilt in early March, and pitchers Bobby Miller (Louisville) and Jared Shuster (Wake) appeared in that one, so perhaps they’re also sneaking into the mix.”

Baseball America’s Carlos Collazo had the Cardinals selecting Ohio State catcher Dillon Dingler. He wrote: “Dingler could wind up being the second catcher taken if Soderstrom continues to fall, but we find it hard to believe he’ll be the first. He doesn’t get mentioned as frequently as Bailey in the top half of the first round, but is mentioned plenty in the early 20s. Yadier Molina can’t play forever.”

Mike Axisa of CBSSports.com linked the Cardinals to Georgia righthander Cole Wilcox. He wrote: “It has been mostly college pitchers connected to the Cardinals the last few weeks even though they've been (surprisingly) heavy on high school players in first rounds. Wilcox is still learning to harness his nasty stuff, and St. Louis knows a thing or two about developing pitching. The Cardinals have a large enough bonus pool to meet his asking price as a draft-eligible sophomore with extra negotiating leverage.”

Other possibilities cited by the experts included Mississippi State second baseman Justin Foscue, Tennessee lefthander Garrett Crochet, Mississippi State shortstop Jordan Westburg, UCLA outfielder Garrett Mitchell, Miami righthander Chris McMahon, Auburn righthander Tanner Burns.

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Balt and Miami already surprising. Taking Kjerstad and Meyer.

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Pirates get Gonzales. That sucks. He's gonna be a quality ballplayer.

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InvincibleCakeEater wrote:
June 10 20, 5:46 pm
Balt and Miami already surprising. Taking Kjerstad and Meyer.
Heston #2 baby!

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Really hope someone takes PCA so Flores isn't tempted to.

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