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    I'm wondering a little bit about how likely Mazilli and Baxendale are to sign. I hope the fall from the higher slots doesn't mean they are priced beyond the bonus money. I wouldn't think it would mean that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PMKI View Post
    Is BA baseballamerica? I just checked there and they have him at 319
    Like you, I have my doubts in not going to the actual source, yours is obviously way more credible. From the Arkansas site:


    "...ranked as the 38th-best prospect nationally in the junior class and the 85th-best draft prospect for the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft by Baseball America ... Named first-team preseason All-SEC by CollegeBaseballDaily.com ... Selected as the preseason SEC Pitcher of the Year and named preseason first-team All-SEC by SEBaseball.com ..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bonnes View Post
    I'm wondering a little bit about how likely Mazilli and Baxendale are to sign. I hope the fall from the higher slots doesn't mean they are priced beyond the bonus money. I wouldn't think it would mean that.
    At this point they have to either sign or go back for their senior years hoping to jump up a round or 2. Could be a gamble for them. I think that they will eventually sign.
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    I was hoping for Mitch Brown or Chris Beck earlier today but those two will probably get to beat up on our Twins for awhile. I am surprised since they went for bullpen arms that they didn't go after Barrett (I think) from Arizona State. They had a couple chances at him today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenser View Post
    I was hoping for Mitch Brown or Chris Beck earlier today but those two will probably get to beat up on our Twins for awhile. I am surprised since they went for bullpen arms that they didn't go after Barrett (I think) from Arizona State. They had a couple chances at him today.
    Hopefully, it's all about signability and that Barret (and Brown) weren't going to fit under their cap and that the ones they did draft are ready to sign ASAP.

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    I am seriously surprised that Hunter Virant hasn't been picked yet. There must be serious signability issues, and he probably won't sign this year with him being taken no earlier than the 11th round.

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    And I spoke too soon. Virant taken with the first pick of the 11th round.

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    Twins take Taylor Rodgers, a LHP out of Kentucky as their 11th round pick.

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    Alex Muren, RHP, Cal State Northridge, 12th round. Pitching, pitching, pitching.

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    With their 12th round pick, the Twins take Alexander Muren, a RHP out of Cal State; 6'3", 195 lbs.

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    Alexander Muren, RHP, Cal State-Northridge in round 12. So they are going big with pitching and not wasting much elsewhere. 15 picks, 11 pitchers (two OF, one 2B, one C).

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    My God, the Twins weren't kidding about focusing on taking pitching; out of their 15 choices so far, 11 have been pitchers.

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    11 college picks, 4 HS.

    Of the 11 pitchers, 8 RH and 3 LH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Dog Dungan View Post
    My God, the Twins weren't kidding about focusing on taking pitching; out of their 15 choices so far, 11 have been pitchers.
    Yeah, but they're already taking pitching for pitching's sake by now; Muren at #370 had a 5-8 W-L record in 14 starts this year, a 5.30 ERA, and 47 Ks in 91.2 innings. He'll help fill out a rookie league rotation but unless a scout saw something to build upon it's difficult to forecast any progress. And we've still got 28 rounds to go in this draft. I think I'm officially bored now.
    Last edited by ashburyjohn; 06-05-2012 at 06:00 PM.

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    Another pitcher, Erich Knab, RH. HS in S.C.

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    That is an amazing ratio. They are playing the numbers game, which is a strategy I endorse.
    Lighten up Francis....

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    The college guys they are taking at this point are basically organizational players, not really prospects. They can take a thousand, it doesn't really matter... they are just there to fill out rotations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drivlikejehu View Post
    The college guys they are taking at this point are basically organizational players, not really prospects. They can take a thousand, it doesn't really matter... they are just there to fill out rotations.
    And the high schoolers, I suspect, are the ones who intend to get a four-year degree before devoting to baseball. You can draft a thousand of them too, and still probably not make a difference; but at least, with these, we can hope for some kind of persuasion.

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    Has Oakes been drafted yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Dog Dungan View Post
    Has Oakes been drafted yet?
    Rockies in 10th, I believe.

    Twins take Jake Proctor. CF out of U. of Cincinnati.

    Why bother with a 3B or another catcher when there are always OFs to grab!?

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