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Poll: If Appel, Bryant & Moran are picked 1-3, who should Twins select? (37 member(s) have cast votes)

If Appel, Bryant & Moran are picked 1-3, who should Twins select?

  1. Gray (35 votes [94.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 94.59%

  2. Stewart (1 votes [2.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  3. McGuire (and save $) (1 votes [2.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  4. Other (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 John Bonnes

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:00 AM

In his mock draft yesterday (http://twinsdaily.co...html#post118648) Keith Law had Jonathan Gray, stud college pitching prospect, falling to the Twins, but the Twins passed on him to draft Kohl Stewart, stud high school pitching prospect. Would you?

Again, I'm sorry that you need to register with Twins Daily to vote on these. I wish you didn't. But if you register, you won't be sorry.

Edited by John Bonnes, 01 June 2013 - 09:11 AM.


#2 SgtSchmidt11

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:22 AM

Noooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#3 Joe A. Preusser

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:48 AM

This one seems like a no brainer. BPA = Gray and Need = Gray. I'd fire off that pick without a second thought.

#4 Oxtung

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:54 AM

Sheesh that is a tough one. I would be happy with either the Twins chose. They are both high upside picks and if there were something we don't know about Gray that scares the Twins I would have no problem with Stewart.

#5 boylan

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 10:08 AM

Gray would be a great pick but Law has this backwards. Gray will be gone before Appel.
I think there is a decent chance Appel drops to (at least) the Twins because (supposedly) he's wants the moon and he has Boras as an agent. Bryant supposedly more rational even though Boras is said to be advising him.

#6 cmb0252

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 10:32 AM

Law said he heard the Cubs higher ups love Appel and that's why he has him there.

#7 70charger

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 11:51 AM

Look, I don't pretend to have seen these people play or really know that much about guys who aren't even in professional ball much less the majors, but it strikes me as odd that the Twins would consider taking Stewart over Gray when the latter has been considered so good that he's among the consensus "big three."

1) We've been hearing for quite some time that there's a dropoff after these three players. If you miraculously get one at four, you take him.

2) What with college and football both possibilities for Stewart, you're not saving any money with him over Gray.

3) The consensus also seems to hold that Gray and Stewart have similar top-of-the-rotation ceilings. With the same ceiling, don't you want the one who's closer to the majors?

Again, I won't pretend to any special knowledge, but I think this is the most lopsided scenario of the ones you've posted.

#8 Einstein

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 11:54 AM

Gray is the much safer pick, easy choice in my book. I'd think the Twins would have to be doing cartwheels if he fell to number 4.

#9 diehardtwinsfan

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:10 PM

Unless the Twins know something that everyone else doesn't, I think this is a no brainer. You take Gray.

That said, I also would not be surprised in the least if Selig has had a conversation with Houston and Chicago asking that Mr. Appel goes 1 or 2. Call it a gut feel, but if Appel slides again, there could be a potential legal challenge coming...

#10 Kwak

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:43 PM

Unless the Twins know something that everyone else doesn't...


When has that ever happened?

These polls make for a nice discussion, but there is a "consensus top three"--and Minnesota selects 4th (Hasn't this happened mnay times over the years?). If one of the three "falls"--you take him--no questions asked! That being the case I would be more than surprised if that happened. Both Houston and Chicago are "high revenue" franchises and don't need to "save money". Two years (three seems certain, four inevitable) of selecting very early and a strong system should have been built. They (H&C) clearly can open the checkbook to buy talent to serve as cornerstones. Colorado, can't--so they must take a "high probability" guy. The Twins need to correct their biggest deficiencies--starting pitching and HR hitting. Anything else would be foolish.

#11 Einstein

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:13 AM

I enjoy these scenarios, keep them coming!

#12 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:17 AM

When has that ever happened?

These polls make for a nice discussion, but there is a "consensus top three"--and Minnesota selects 4th (Hasn't this happened mnay times over the years?). If one of the three "falls"--you take him--no questions asked! That being the case I would be more than surprised if that happened. Both Houston and Chicago are "high revenue" franchises and don't need to "save money". Two years (three seems certain, four inevitable) of selecting very early and a strong system should have been built. They (H&C) clearly can open the checkbook to buy talent to serve as cornerstones. Colorado, can't--so they must take a "high probability" guy. The Twins need to correct their biggest deficiencies--starting pitching and HR hitting. Anything else would be foolish.


I could be wrong, but I don't think Houston is a "high revenue" team. In fact, I think they are one of the lowest.

#13 Einstein

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:25 AM

I could be wrong, but I don't think Houston is a "high revenue" team. In fact, I think they are one of the lowest.

And I don't think they were trying to save money, just trying to allocate it differently.