2018 MLB Draft

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phins wrote:Liam Sabino and Cole Kreuter are contemplating going back to school (Pitt Junior who transferred from Vanderbilt, and Cal-Irvine respectively) and haven't signed to this point.

Zack Gahagan and Brandon Riley are playing in the CWS still for North Carolina.
looks like sabino and kreuter both signed
• The Cardinals finalized deals for their 35th and 36th round selections Wednesday, signing third basemen Liam Sabino, of Pittsburgh, and Cole Kreuter, of UC-Irvine, respectively. The Cardinals have signed 36 of their 41 draft picks. Three of their draft picks — Texas Tech’s Steve Gingery (fourth round), North Carolina’s Brandon Riley (14th round), and UNC’s Zack Gahagan (39th round) — remain active in the College World Series and cannot sign until eliminated.
• The Cardinals also signed undrafted free agents Jacob Sylvester, a righthanded pitcher from Mid-America Nazarene, and Joe Friday Jr., a catcher from Virginia Tech.
https://www.stltoday.com/sports/basebal ... 10a05.html
Thank you sir. The expectation is that all three of them will sign once the CWS is over. Leaving us without signing the three players I most would've liked to sign after the 10th round (of course).

It'll be interesting to see how much they give Gingery and how much they gave Vargas. I know FIU fans thought he was going to get to school. If they gave Gingery slot they'd be about $10,600 over their pool, and they'll undoubtedly have to go over slot for him. They have $387,820 to spend above the slot allotment at this time. Meaning they can give Gingery up to $834,720 and not lose a draft pick.

Anything they gave Vargas over $125,000 (if any) comes out of that amount as well. There is still a chance Gingery signs for like $500,000 and then they would have up to $460,000 to throw at Soularie (likely would get it done), Calilao (likely would get it done), or Hill (no chance).
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Yeah Manfred is trash.
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No one is taking the crown of trash commissioner from Gary Bettman.
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mikechamp wrote:No one is taking the crown of trash commissioner from Gary Bettman.
Roger Goodell.

Seriously, Manfred is probably the second best commissioner of MLB/NFL/NBA/NHL, and he's much closer to the last place guy than the first.
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UNC and Texas Tech are both eliminated now, so guess Gingery (4th round-Texas Tech), and Riley (14th round-UNC) and Gahagan (39th round-UNC) are all eligible to sign...
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cardsfantx wrote:UNC and Texas Tech are both eliminated now, so guess Gingery (4th round-Texas Tech), and Riley (14th round-UNC) and Gahagan (39th round-UNC) are all eligible to sign...
Can they manage?
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It appears the Royals are seriously considering Luke Heimlich after the College World Series.

Seems weird considering Dayton Moore's big anti-porn spiel from a year ago but here we are.
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Gingery signs for $825,000. That's a lot of jack for a kid coming off of TJ, but they must've liked who he was before the injury. He's a changeup specialist, but I give his fastball at least average with a chance to play up due to the changeup.

Slot was $446,900 and that brings the Cards within $19,720 of their 5% overage max.

You can say a lot of things about the Cardinals, but cheap in the draft is not one of them.
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anyone know why griffin roberts hasn't pitched yet? looks like he signed back on 6/11 and assigned to the GCL cards, but no appearances yet? (couldn't find anything looking online)
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cardsfantx wrote:anyone know why griffin roberts hasn't pitched yet? looks like he signed back on 6/11 and assigned to the GCL cards, but no appearances yet? (couldn't find anything looking online)
He was a closer last year at Georgia Tech who became a starter this year and saw a HUGE increase in innings. Generally, teams will rest those college pitchers who saw a big increase in workload. I believe they're just being careful with him.
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