Article: MLB Draft Day 1
Posted 05 June 2014 - 09:34 AM
I'd probably sub Touki for Newcomb, but that's pretty good. Sadly, I think the Twins are pretty high on Gordon. Not my first choice here.
I have Touki #6. very close to Newcomb. Touki is 17, 94-95 fb, best curve in the draft. Some command/raw concerns. I prefer Newcomb slightly because he is 3 inches taller, a lefty, and more velo on the fb even though his slider is not rated quite as high as Touki's curve. He is 3 years older though and I would like the approach if we took either.
Posted 05 June 2014 - 10:45 AM
Kolek just flat out scares me. When's the last time a high school pitcher who throws 100 made it out of A ball? I hope they stay away from him...
I think you could compile a list of high players that throw really hard, that we would not mind having on our team. Here is a quick 3.
Felix Hernandez (not drafted but threw hard at 18), Josh Beckett, Jose Fernandez
Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:52 AM
[h=6]Klaw (1:44 PM)
I think I answered this earlier, but I did hear this afternoon that the Twins could switch to Kolek from Gordon if both are there - I don't believe that they WILL, but that it's not a slam-dunk as I indicated in the mock.
Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:09 PM