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#181 nicksaviking

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 09:39 PM

You do realize catchers have a massive impact on MLB games compared to kickers, right?


The really good ones, but there tend to only be a couple of those a year in the whole league.

There's rarely much difference between the 7th best catcher and the 27th best.

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 09:41 PM

Gonna need pitchers too. Or be willing to trade highly valued prospects.


I thought your reference to "type" was aimed at the type of hitters they were selecting.

#183 diehardtwinsfan

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 05:18 AM

My take.

I'm not sure why they are playing the slot game (if that's what's going on). Seems that a lot of teams are doing this, and they won't have the bonus pool to compete.

That said, I think it's wise not to draft college pitchers. They don't need pitchers quick to the show at this point as they have a ton in the high minors. HS pitchers make a lot more sense given less mileage on their arms and the upside that comes with.
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#184 Mike Sixel

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 09:11 AM

https://www.fangraph...ne-draft-recap/
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I remain hopeful on Buxton and Sano.....but I'd not bet the franchise on them.


#185 Mike Sixel

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 09:27 AM

I thought your reference to "type" was aimed at the type of hitters they were selecting.


It was. I was saying if they keep to type, they are going to need to start making trades to have pitchers

I remain hopeful on Buxton and Sano.....but I'd not bet the franchise on them.


#186 Obsvr

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:38 PM

Our boy Larnach just went deep in the first inning against the Gophers.

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