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#21 Bob Sacamento

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 07:50 PM

I like your picks and hope you get the Kirilloff and Curbelo picks right, I've already seen them in action against the highest competition at the WWBA but also chatted with them and their parents, both are signing but won't come at discounts.

 

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#22 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 07:59 PM

 

Who did you ask?  Personally I wouldn't worry too much about not being able to sign someone. If you fail you have the 16th pick next year with likely a top 3 pick. Not a bad position to be in.

I appreciate your draft coverage by the way.

 

Specifically, can't tell. But its someone involved in all the draft meetings and will be in the draft room.


#23 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 08:01 PM

 

I wonder how many HS kids are demanding over slot bonuses?At a certain point, not all these guys are top 10 talents, but are more than 10 (for instance) expecting top 10 dollars?

 

More than 10 can get it based on teams cutting below-slot deals with their picks and having a ton of money left to promise others (typically high schoolers) to drop to their second pick.


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Posted 05 June 2016 - 09:03 PM

Bleacher report, Craig Lambert, Baseball America  think Dakota Hudson.If as advertised as the second best college pitcher, I don't think he will be there

Sickles currently says Thaiss the catcher.Contact hitter, not a great defensive catcher. I do not think that is a good guess either.

The guys at Scout.com think Connor Jones. They say he projects as mid rotation.If there is more potential elsewhere I would guess they would go elsewhere.. Wimmers may cured them of "safe" picks.

Callis has Kirriloff

Many of the draft sites do have interesting things to say

 

http://www.dcprospor...om/MLBMocks.htm

 

That will get you to links of other people's opinions.

You can kill a lot of time there.


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Posted 06 June 2016 - 09:53 AM

 

Bleacher report, Craig Lambert, Baseball America  think Dakota Hudson.If as advertised as the second best college pitcher, I don't think he will be there

Sickles currently says Thaiss the catcher.Contact hitter, not a great defensive catcher. I do not think that is a good guess either.

The guys at Scout.com think Connor Jones. They say he projects as mid rotation.If there is more potential elsewhere I would guess they would go elsewhere.. Wimmers may cured them of "safe" picks.

Callis has Kirriloff

Many of the draft sites do have interesting things to say

 

http://www.dcprospor...om/MLBMocks.htm

 

That will get you to links of other people's opinions.

You can kill a lot of time there.

 

Connor Jones... yuck!

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#26 biggentleben

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 12:56 PM

 

I wonder how many HS kids are demanding over slot bonuses?At a certain point, not all these guys are top 10 talents, but are more than 10 (for instance) expecting top 10 dollars?

 

It's not about top 10 dollars. It's about asking $3M+ and likely not going to be a top 10 pick.

 

There's a ton of depth in the high school class in the guys that normally would be picked between 12-30 in a draft, as in probably 40-50 guys who would profile in that type of range normally, so many of them are using finances as their way to negotiate.

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 01:00 PM

Problem as I see it is why in the world would they turn down a signing bonus north of 7 figures?They could still get college paid for as part of the deal, and worst case they could buy a nice home and drop the rest of the bonus into a safe-low yield fund that could literally subsidize them for the rest of their lives no matter how that baseball career worked. 

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#28 Mike Sixel

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 01:27 PM

Some people want to go to college? It is an awesome time. Probably the best time of your life in many ways.
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It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. 


#29 Bob Sacamento

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 02:39 PM

 

Some people want to go to college? It is an awesome time. Probably the best time of your life in many ways.

Hmm, go to college or sign for $X million... Despite how much fun I had in college, I'd take the $X million worse case I have the money to pay for the college after chasing the dream.  Somehow its not blocked by the CBA but a kid can get drafted by an MLB team and sign out of HS play a season or two, then go back to college and play on the football team with a scholarship.  

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#30 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 10:12 PM

 

Hmm, go to college or sign for $X million... Despite how much fun I had in college, I'd take the $X million worse case I have the money to pay for the college after chasing the dream.  Somehow its not blocked by the CBA but a kid can get drafted by an MLB team and sign out of HS play a season or two, then go back to college and play on the football team with a scholarship.  

 

Typically when a player signs out of high school, part of their contract includes 8 semesters at a college of the player's choice. They just call the commissioner's office and let them know they've enrolled and BOOM, it's paid. College guys usually negotiate to get the rest of their semesters paid for too.

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 04:50 AM

 

Some people want to go to college? It is an awesome time. Probably the best time of your life in many ways.

 

I had fun in college too, but I'm fairly certain that a lot of 22 year olds can have just as much fun as they would have when they are 18, and I'd think it's even more fun when it's paid for and you have a nice amount of spending money to go with it. 

 

Just one of those odd decisions I don't quite get.I get holding out for more, to a point, but a 7 figure bonus can set anyone for life if they are smart with it.If I was that talented and my final offer was 1.5 or college, that would be a very easy decision. 

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#32 Mike Sixel

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 07:21 AM

I didn't say I'd do it. But clearly many choose that route. I would take the money for sure.

It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. 


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 10:40 AM

I didn't say I'd do it. But clearly many choose that route. I would take the money for sure.


Best of both worlds. Take the money and buy a house on frat row. It might hurt your development a tad.
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