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Thread: Question about BA and ESPN vs MLB scouting departments.

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    Although the thread is interesting one little fact keeps bugging me. The accuracy of the work. Baseball scouting is such an inexact science. I looked at the 2005 draft first round. The top 10 players selected were ok to stars, after that it got spotty. Hard to predict what a draftee will do. Randomly I picked 2008. MLB.com top 50 of all of baseball. Impressive list. Great year. Number 7 played in the majors for the first time that year, bust at best. So even when they are major league ready, scouting major league success is hard.

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    BA & ESPNs rankings are purely based on what they percieve as their talent/projections. Some MLB teams draft according to signability (MN has already admitted this for this draft).
    Twins Top 10--draft spot--BAmerica rank
    1. Byron Buxton---2nd pick----First overall
    1S. J.O. Berrios----32nd pick----49th overall
    2S. Luke Baird------42nd pick----93rd overall
    2. Mason Melotakis-63rd pick----88th overall
    2S.JT Chargois------72nd pick----77th overall
    3. Adam Walker-----97th pick----58th overall
    4. Zach Jones------130th pick---199th overall
    5. Tyler Duffey-----160th pick---388th overall
    6. Andre Martinez--190th pick---404th overall
    7. Jorge Fernandez-220th pick--not rated in top 500
    8, Christian Powell--250th pick--195th overall
    9. LT Mazzilli--------280th pick---143rd overall
    10. Doug Baxendale-310th pick--319th overall

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    Just to add to this,
    11 Rogers - 277
    12 Muren - 295
    13 Knab - 338
    14 Proctor - 288
    17 Hicks - 400
    18 LaMarche - 401
    26 Jones - 381
    27 Grundy - 351
    31 Robinson - 153
    36 Marvel - 206

    It'll be interesting to see if the Twins use their extra money to sign a guy like Robinson or Marvel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnarthor View Post
    Just to add to this,
    11 Rogers - 277
    12 Muren - 295
    13 Knab - 338
    14 Proctor - 288
    17 Hicks - 400
    18 LaMarche - 401
    26 Jones - 381
    27 Grundy - 351
    31 Robinson - 153
    36 Marvel - 206

    It'll be interesting to see if the Twins use their extra money to sign a guy like Robinson or Marvel.
    Thanks for adding, got tired so I stopped @ 10.....after round 10, they can only sign for 100K unless they have $$ left from the original 12m pot for picks 1-10. Signability could be why they dropped

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