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#1 strumdatjaguar

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:46 PM

Twins have talent almost ready.Not a bad time to take a high schooler with superstar 100mph potential. I don't want to see the new regime "go safe" with a college player like Kyle Wright or Brendan McKay.

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#2 mudcat14

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:22 PM

Who's to say Wright or McKay are 'safe' anyway?  Because I have nothing better to do, I checked into the Twins last 25 drafts, and came up with a list of collegiate pitchers that the Twins have selected in the 1st (regular & supplemental) round;

 

Marc Barcello

Travis Miller

Mark Redman

Ryan Mills

Adam Johnson

Aaron Heilman

Glen Perkins

Matt Fox

Matt Garza

Carlos Guttierez

Shooter Hunt

Kyle Gibson

Matt Bashore

Alex Wimmers

Luke Bard

Tyler Jay

 

Of course, the jury is still out on a couple of them.  But the misses sure seem to outweigh the hits.  Perkins was an All-Star as a reliever, Redman was actually selected once (they were required to take a Royal in 2006), and Garza has been at least serviceable, more so than Gibson.  Not much to hang 25 years of scouting and development on.  

 

Bottom line for me is that Hunter Greene has the best arm out there.  Let's see what the Falvey/Levine regime can bring to our developmental process and take the leap. 

Edited by mudcat14, 19 May 2017 - 10:24 PM.

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#3 strumdatjaguar

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:33 AM

I suspect that the college player has more seasoning, and less time to blow out an elbow before making it to MLB.  Nevertheless, the Twins have a pretty good flow of players who have just come from the minors and who are nearly ready.Why not take the guy with the biggest upside although arguably farther in the future.That would be Hunter Greene.

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#4 SGL

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 12:46 PM

Do not draft McKay 1.1
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 04:35 PM

I'll be sad as hell if they take McKay. Wright, I don't really want, but could live with. Greene should really be the only consideration, but that's my opinion. Unless he flat out wants to go to the Padres and nowhere else.

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#6 mudcat14

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 10:28 PM

As I recall when Falvey was hired last winter, he was lauded for being heavily involved in the developmental process of Cleveland's pitching corps.  I can't help but think that he would love to have an arm like Greene's to put into the system and see what they can create.  

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#7 gunnarthor

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 07:55 AM

 

Twins have talent almost ready.Not a bad time to take a high schooler with superstar 100mph potential. I don't want to see the new regime "go safe" with a college player like Kyle Wright or Brendan McKay.

I think I'm actually the opposite of you. I'm getting to the point where I'll be mildly disappointed if they don't draft a college pitcher #1. There are a lot of HS arms in this draft and some of them will fall to us at 35/37 as well. Greene has too many risks, in my opinion, and it'll take him too long to get to the majors (which, admittedly, shouldn't factor into the thinking). Wright (or McKay) seem like solid rotational arms that can be up quickly to help Berrios in a few years. And they might come cheaper than Greene which might help us later in the draft.

 

That said, the Twins FO knows a lot more than me so if Greene is the right pick in their eyes ....

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