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#1 strumdatjaguar

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 05:36 PM

Hopefully, the Twins take a step forward THIS SEASON to where we are debating how they compete in the Central next winter! Nevertheless, our squad does have the first pick again in the MLB Draft. I suspect the new regime will take a college pitcher unless a BPA (Best Player . . .) blows them away.  The consensus top three looks like this:

1. Jeren Kendall - OF High schooler from Wisconsin.

2. Hunter Green - High School RHP

3.Alex Faedo - U of Fla - RHP

I think the Twins are interested in results sooner than later - before Target Field becomes completely empty.They are already waiting for the high schooler they took last year (Alex Kirilloff) and may never see anything out of fmr high schooler/draft pick Kohl Stewart.So, barring any injuries or poor performance, I think they'll take the Florida College RHP Alex Faedo.If the Twins take him, I just hope he's better than Lenny Faedo.

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#2 Taildragger8791

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 05:59 PM

I know you have to take best player available, but man I really can't stomach another toolsy high school outfielder this year. Get an impact pitcher already.
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#3 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 06:11 PM

Why is it the last year?
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Posted 01 February 2017 - 06:37 PM

If Green continues to look like the the next Clayton Kershaw you kinda gotta take him.

Unless Faedo makes great strides.

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 07:52 PM

If Green continues to look like the the next Clayton Kershaw you kinda gotta take him.
Unless Faedo makes great strides.


YEPPPPP....In my eyes its gotta be either Green or Faedo.
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Posted 01 February 2017 - 08:00 PM

I'm really liking Greene and feeling a bit queasy at the thought of another toolsy outfielder or college arm.  The lists I've been seeing have him at number one though.  There are a few write ups on him.  Do a search and check them out, it's really hard to not be impressed.  Greene can also play SS and has legit power.


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 10:12 PM

No to the high school kid from Wisconsin because Wisconsin sucks.
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Posted 01 February 2017 - 10:21 PM

Just take the Golden Spikes winner

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Well, there's that.

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 10:33 PM

 

Hopefully, the Twins take a step forward THIS SEASON to where we are debating how they compete in the Central next winter! Nevertheless, our squad does have the first pick again in the MLB Draft. I suspect the new regime will take a college pitcher unless a BPA (Best Player . . .) blows them away.  The consensus top three looks like this:

1. Jeren Kendall - OF High schooler from Wisconsin.

2. Hunter Green - High School RHP

3.Alex Faedo - U of Fla - RHP

I think the Twins are interested in results sooner than later - before Target Field becomes completely empty.They are already waiting for the high schooler they took last year (Alex Kirilloff) and may never see anything out of fmr high schooler/draft pick Kohl Stewart.So, barring any injuries or poor performance, I think they'll take the Florida College RHP Alex Faedo.If the Twins take him, I just hope he's better than Lenny Faedo.

These are by far not a consensus on a top 3. first of all Jeren Kendall is a College OF from Vandy, he is also a speedy leadoff guy with great defense and questions about his bat, no thanks. Faedo has an injury history and mechanics that suggest continued injuries down the road. I prefer RHP Kyle Wright from Vandy, Royce Lewis HS SS, and Green (my favorite so far) as my top 3 for now

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 10:34 PM

Every year... I don't get worked up on who the Twins should draft because I have no opinion on players that I haven't seen...but... every year I always hope the Twins take the best College Pitcher available. Because arms that work out have incredible value. 

 

If the Twins would have taken my approach... We would have drafted

 

Matt Garza

Ian Kennedy

Andrew Brackman

Andrew Cashner

Kyle Gibson

Alex Wimmers

Andrew Chafin

Kevin Gausman

Braden Shipley

Aaron Nola

Tyler Jay

Justin Dunn

 

This would also mean that:

Chris Parmelee would be with the Braves

Ben Revere would be with the Giants

Aaron Hicks would be with the Brewers

Levi Michael would be with the Rays

Byron Buxton and Nick Gordon would be with the Mariners

Kohl Stewart would be with the Red Sox

Alex Kiriloff would be with the Yankees

 

There ya go... I just can't understand why the Twins haven't called me yet with a job offer. 

 

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 01:39 AM

 

Hopefully, the Twins take a step forward THIS SEASON to where we are debating how they compete in the Central next winter! Nevertheless, our squad does have the first pick again in the MLB Draft. I suspect the new regime will take a college pitcher unless a BPA (Best Player . . .) blows them away.  The consensus top three looks like this:

1. Jeren Kendall - OF High schooler from Wisconsin.

2. Hunter Green - High School RHP

3.Alex Faedo - U of Fla - RHP

I think the Twins are interested in results sooner than later - before Target Field becomes completely empty.They are already waiting for the high schooler they took last year (Alex Kirilloff) and may never see anything out of fmr high schooler/draft pick Kohl Stewart.So, barring any injuries or poor performance, I think they'll take the Florida College RHP Alex Faedo.If the Twins take him, I just hope he's better than Lenny Faedo.

There will always be the useless debate in the winter over what player should the team draft.There is still a college season to go

 

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:11 AM

 

Just take the Golden Spikes winner

 

Bryant, , Bennintidi? AJ Reed.....not a bad list lately.

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


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:30 AM

 

Bryant, , Bennintidi? AJ Reed.....not a bad list lately.

 

Wow, I had never really kept track who won the award, but that's a really impressive list:

 

http://www.baseball-...denspikes.shtml

Since 1990 there's like three players who were total busts and maybe four others who you'd be pretty indifferent to. That's like a 75% success rate.

 

Of course one of them is Travis Lee.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:36 AM

re: Golden Spikes winner:

Good idea, other than a simple detail:  It is awarded after the draft :)

So the 2016 winner, Kyle Lewis, was the Mariners' first round pick before he got the award last season.

 

You can look at the finalists (historic list here,) but about 2/3 or them are miss...

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#15 Mike Sixel

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:39 AM

 

re: Golden Spikes winner:

Good idea, other than a simple detail:  It is awarded after the draft :)

So the 2016 winner, Kyle Lewis, was the Mariners' first round pick before he got the award last season.

 

You can look at the finalists (historic list here,) but about 2/3 or them are miss...

 

Ya, funny, I had thought Trea Turner had won it one year....

 

I like how Bryce Harper is on the list....

Edited by Mike Sixel, 02 February 2017 - 08:39 AM.

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


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:42 AM

Of the three you mention, I'm hoping Alex Faedo has a great year and makes the pick easy on the Twins.

 

Kendall looks and sounds like an Adam Eaton type to me.. Adam Eaton doesn't impress me as a #1 pick.

 

Hunter Greene's write-ups read a lot like Kohl Stewart's did: "should improve once focus is on the mound." Ton's of potential, but also the most risk of the three by far. There's also the caveat that no high school right-hander has ever gone #1. 

 

Other name I'm watching the most is Kyle Wright.

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 09:01 AM

 

re: Golden Spikes winner:

Good idea, other than a simple detail:  It is awarded after the draft :)

So the 2016 winner, Kyle Lewis, was the Mariners' first round pick before he got the award last season.

 

You can look at the finalists (historic list here,) but about 2/3 or them are miss...

That's not a short list! Ah well. Hopefully there is a clear cut favorite by draft time.

Well, there's that.

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 01:58 PM

 

Of the three you mention, I'm hoping Alex Faedo has a great year and makes the pick easy on the Twins.

 

Kendall looks and sounds like an Adam Eaton type to me.. Adam Eaton doesn't impress me as a #1 pick.

 

Hunter Greene's write-ups read a lot like Kohl Stewart's did: "should improve once focus is on the mound." Ton's of potential, but also the most risk of the three by far. There's also the caveat that no high school right-hander has ever gone #1. 

 

Other name I'm watching the most is Kyle Wright.

 

yeah, I'm in the Green camp, but Faedo could make this a really easy decision if he goes all Strasburg on college ball this year... Here's to hoping!!!

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 04:03 PM

Sorry, I must have looked at stale info on Jeren - He has been out of H.S. for a bit and is from Vandy.Still I'd like to see Faedo do well this year and make the Twins decision easy. Twins need pitching help sooner not later.They have enough prospects and young players in the outfield.I'm hoping this is the last year where there is a lot of debate about the draft, because I hope we will be preoccupied with progress at the major league level.


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 08:46 PM

Interesting tweet from Keith Law tonight - hard not to be enticed by this.

 

 

"Heard RHP/SS Hunter Greene of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame hit 100 mph tonight #MLBDraft"

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