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    .952 OPS 16/21 SB/SBA. Solid pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Wow, Lee Mazilli's son is on the board! He was a projected 4th-5th rounder. There's your future 2nd baseman, Todd Walker with a little more moxie.
    Yep! And here's what MLB.com says....

    The son of former player and manager Lee Mazzilli, L.J. swung a hot bat for UConn all season. Mazzilli makes hard, consistent contact and is able to use the whole field. He has a short, compact swing and should be able to hit for a good average at the next level. He has shown good power this spring but many believe that at best, it will be average. He has the ability to steal some bases and has shown it throughout his college career, but it will not be his best asset. Mazzilli is not the greatest defender at second but scouts believe that with some instruction he could be an average defender. Mazzilli's bat will most likely be too much for teams to pass on in the top five rounds of the Draft.

    We're actually getting some value in these middle rounds....

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Dog Dungan View Post
    Clearly the description of the guy the Twins just picked means that he slid: "Mazzilli's bat will most likely be too much for teams to pass on in the top five rounds of the Draft." It is the 9th round of the draft.
    Maybe I'm a little too conventional in my thinking, but I wouldn't mind seeing more subsequent picks looking like these last two, with an additional eye to Puerto Rico to gather a few more signable HSers.

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    Nick Wittgren goes to Ozzie. Yuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirLoin View Post
    Yep! And here's what MLB.com says....

    The son of former player and manager Lee Mazzilli, L.J. swung a hot bat for UConn all season. Mazzilli makes hard, consistent contact and is able to use the whole field. He has a short, compact swing and should be able to hit for a good average at the next level. He has shown good power this spring but many believe that at best, it will be average. He has the ability to steal some bases and has shown it throughout his college career, but it will not be his best asset. Mazzilli is not the greatest defender at second but scouts believe that with some instruction he could be an average defender. Mazzilli's bat will most likely be too much for teams to pass on in the top five rounds of the Draft.

    We're actually getting some value in these middle rounds....
    Stop it SirLoin, too much optimism! Just when I had become more comfortable feeling jaded than optimistic about this draft (after Buxton).

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    i think that this is where the Twins start going for MN players, because I have heard indications that they really liked some of the guys coming out of here and they haven't chosen many, if any, yet.

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    So after the 1st 10 rounds, when we're out of the CBA's "bonus" rules, can teams pay someone anything? So a team could go back and revisit someone who was thought to be unsignable? Are any such players really available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Dog Dungan View Post
    i think that this is where the Twins start going for MN players, because I have heard indications that they really liked some of the guys coming out of here and they haven't chosen many, if any, yet.

    Speaking of good pedigrees, will TJ Oakes still be there in the 10th round? If they liked DeVries and Thielbar, they've got to love Oakes.
    Last edited by jokin; 06-05-2012 at 04:26 PM.

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    Yay, the Sox just made a foolish pick. Even before the injury this year, Micah Johnson was falling in value since his freshman year.

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    you can only pay $100,000 after round 10.
    Lighten up Francis....

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bonnes View Post
    So after the 1st 10 rounds, when we're out of the CBA's "bonus" rules, can teams pay someone anything? So a team could go back and revisit someone who was thought to be unsignable? Are any such players really available?
    Isn't the cap at $100,000 per?

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    So $3 million tops if EVERYONE signed. If the Twins have the money now, they could pay $100,000 to everyone they actually want to sign. I am not sure how many teams are going to pay the full amount to many of these guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanewahl View Post
    Isn't the cap at $100,000 per?
    OK, cool. Thanks for letting me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    Ha, probably because they have some pretty decent BP talent in the minors
    The Twins already have sufficient Batting Practice talent in the majors, Blackburn and Pavano and so forth, thankyouverymuch.
    Last edited by ashburyjohn; 06-05-2012 at 04:44 PM.

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    When should we expect draftees to start signing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bonnes View Post
    OK, cool. Thanks for letting me know.
    I just found that out from Callis this morning . . . .

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    [QUOTE=ashburyjohn;22650]
    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    Ha, probably because they have some pretty decent BP talent in the minors /QUOTE]

    The Twins already have sufficient Batting Practice talent in the majors, Blackburn and Pavano and so forth, thankyouverymuch.
    Ouch! That'll leave a mark. Look on the bright side, Pavano is gone this year and Blackie not later than next.

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    DJ Baxendale from Arkansas. Apparently another starter that can throw in the low 90s. Yes.

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    I just checked Baxendale's bio at Arkansas. BA had him rated #85. Yes, again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    I just checked Baxendale's bio at Arkansas. BA had him rated #85. Yes, again.
    Is BA baseballamerica? I just checked there and they have him at 319

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