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InfraRen
05-30-2013, 09:35 AM
https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/3343642094/874f64a7c940c8bc7714be1e73c4c7b3_normal.jpegKiley McDaniel ‏@kileymcd (https://twitter.com/kileymcd)9s (https://twitter.com/kileymcd/status/340113939109117953)
Free Draft chat coming in a few hours, get those questions in early here: http://sbb.scout.com/2/1295349.html (http://t.co/paViRcCyko)

cmb0252
05-30-2013, 11:23 AM
Keith law will also have one at 12 CST

InfraRen
05-30-2013, 11:44 AM
Keith law will also have one at 12 CST

Chat: Chat with Keith Law - SportsNation - ESPN (http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/chat/_/id/48109/mlb-insider-keith-law)

^You're right - let's get some Twins talkers goin doods!

cmb0252
05-30-2013, 11:47 AM
Heck yeah!

InfraRen
05-30-2013, 12:12 PM
Geordy (NJ)

Love the Mock today, what are the chances that Gray really does end up in Cleveland's lap?
Klaw (1:10 PM)


Cleveland gets one of the top five guys, if they want one; if the Twins are as locked in on Kohl Stewart as the industry believes, and they pass on whichever of the four college guys gets to them, then Cleveland gets someone they'd be very excited to land. I think their nightmare scenario is that Gray, Appel, Bryant, and Moran go 1-4, which can happen if Moran does go 1-1.

InfraRen
05-30-2013, 12:29 PM
Haha! Kiley McDaniel in response to me:





Comment From Andrew
I'm trying not to get "all in" on Kohl Stewart to the Twins, but it seems like such a perfect combo of need AND best available to not be the pick, right?













1:27

Kiley McDaniel:
Allow your heart to love, Andrew. Go all in with your feelings. It's the best bet you'll ever make.

InfraRen
05-30-2013, 12:36 PM
Steve (California)

Is Clint Frazier "falling" because of his height, or are there just other players tam preferred. I think if I had bet you a month ago he makes it out of the Top 10, I could have won a free dinner from you.
Klaw (1:35 PM)


I think the online hype on Frazier exceeded his actual industry support - not that people in the industry dislike him, but that he somehow became the darling of hardcore draft fans (for good reason, since the bat speed is absurd) even when scouts didn't feel quite the same way. He could still go in the top 10, maybe as high as 7, although I understand Meadows outshone him in Boston's workout this weekend.

cmb0252
05-30-2013, 12:41 PM
I have asked a ton of questions to both but getting no love!

InfraRen
05-30-2013, 12:47 PM
I have asked a ton of questions to both but getting no love!

Better chance with Kiley I believe.

cmb0252
05-30-2013, 12:51 PM
Based on upside alone, who has the higher upside between Appel, Gray, or Stewart













1:51

Kiley McDaniel:
Appel. Surprises me that some people say Gray.

cmb0252
05-30-2013, 12:53 PM
Out of the big 3 (Gray, Bryant,Appel) who is most likely to fall to the Twins at 4?













1:52

Kiley McDaniel:
I'll say Bryant since he has Boras and is a junior and that could mean and Appel like drop, although talent wise, hitters tend to go head of arms all things being equal. So, basically, I have no idea b/c this top 5 buzz is changing every day.

InfraRen
05-30-2013, 12:54 PM
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Comment From casey
Have the Twins been linked to anyone at 43 or later?













1:53

Kiley McDaniel:
Cody Reed is a hot name for the Twins.

cmb0252
05-30-2013, 12:54 PM
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Comment From casey
Have the Twins been linked to anyone at 43 or later?













1:53
Kiley McDaniel:
Cody Reed is a hot name for the Twins.





Haha! That one was mine.

cmb0252
05-30-2013, 12:56 PM
What are your thoughts on Boldt and where he will go in the draft?













1:55

Kiley McDaniel:
Could be another cold-weather steal, hearing DET and MIN on him most which makes sense having local ties and more history on him. Chance to be about as good as Josh Hart but less track record and not quite the bat control but in the same ballpark.

InfraRen
05-30-2013, 12:58 PM
You're on fire!

Boldt at 43 would be siiiiiick. Think of him as a Buxton with a little less power/speed potential, but still solid with both.

cmb0252
05-30-2013, 01:02 PM
Law's scouting report on Reed:
6'5 220 lbs LHP

Summary http://a.espncdn.com/i/in.gif:Reed is a true ?pop-up? guy, appearing on scouts' radars this spring as a possible sandwich-round pick who was undrafted when eligible the last two years.
He checks a lot of boxes scouts look for in amateur pitchers -- size, athleticism, handedness (his would be left), velocity (92-95), a second pitch (a plus curveball), and a good delivery. Reed takes a long stride toward the plate, keeps himself online, and gets his pitching hand turned over nice and early.
He's still something of a project, with below-average command and control and a lack of formal pitching instruction or history facing good competition, but the raw material here is tremendous, with the potential for a mid-rotation starter or more.

InfraRen
05-30-2013, 01:03 PM
Me likey! If we came away with either Reed or Boldt at 43, that'd be a win.

cmb0252
05-30-2013, 01:04 PM
Comment From Dave
Is there a chance at all (non-zero?) that Houston native Kohl Stewart goes 1-1? To me it makes more sense on the organization timeline: have to think a college would be close to arbitration by the time Correa/Ruiz/McCullers etc are ready to make an impact.













1:57

Kiley McDaniel:
I can guarantee you they aren't consider that part, are just trying to pick the best guy at the best price and I'm betting Stewart was out of their mix at least a month ago, since I know he isn't in their mix now.

cmb0252
05-30-2013, 01:13 PM
Second source to mention Guillorme to the Twins






Which teams do you think will take Abreu, Collins, and Guillorme?













2:11

Kiley McDaniel:
Hearing Angels on Abreu, multiple teams on Collins in late 2nd and Guillorme more of a 3rd-5th round fit with lots of team liking him, Red Sox, Twins and DBacks among them.

InfraRen
05-30-2013, 01:29 PM
Wow - this surprised me:






Comment From Jeffrey Loria
Rodon 1-1 next year?













2:21
Kiley McDaniel:
Possible, but definitely backed up there year. I think he's next year's Austin Meadows as people had it bashed into their skulls that he's David Price by Baseball America and Rodon was really bad at times this year and has some arm stiffness. He's a fringe top 10 guy for me. Trea Turner is clearly superior and Tyler Beede is a little better for me too. Watch out for Sean Newcomb.



So you're tellin me there's a chance.....