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#21 markos

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 12:23 PM

 

DaShawn Keirsey - he's a year-plus removed from a catastrophic injury sustained running into the center field wall.Presumably would have fallen a bit as he didn't have normal summer experience/exposure last year.Presumably healthy/fully recovered.Toolsy.Don't know about the prospects for power, though he has decent size.

Seems like the exact kind of risk to take in the 4th round: someone with skills+performance to be drafted a round or so earlier but is recovering from injury. 

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#22 nater79a

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 12:30 PM

With a guy like Keirsey it's gotta be all about spin rate, right?Just in case he needs to take the mound late in a blowout game and mop up.


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 12:31 PM

Man do we love "toolsy outfielders"

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#24 Mike Sixel

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 12:35 PM

Fangraphs had him 110th.....here is the summary:

 

Athletic enigma who has dealt with injury issues, which may have masked his skills.

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 12:42 PM

Will Keirsey be difficult to sign?Coming off the injury, he may feel he could go back to Utah and move up a couple rounds next year?Otherwise like the pick of a guy who has upside, if healthy. 

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#26 Andrew Thares

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 12:48 PM

 

Will Keirsey be difficult to sign?Coming off the injury, he may feel he could go back to Utah and move up a couple rounds next year?Otherwise like the pick of a guy who has upside, if healthy. 

Not really, he already proved that he is back from his injury after a big year this year, and next year he will be a college senior so he probably wouldn't get a better deal anyway.

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#27 Tom Froemming

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 12:48 PM

 

Will Keirsey be difficult to sign?Coming off the injury, he may feel he could go back to Utah and move up a couple rounds next year?Otherwise like the pick of a guy who has upside, if healthy. 

I don't have any inside info, but I can't imagine that'll be an issue. Even if he went back and had a great year, he'll be a year older and would have zero leverage as a college senior. Was the No. 124 overall pick, there's a lot more opportunity to slide down from there than there is to climb up.

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#28 Mike Sixel

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 12:52 PM

Also, at this point....they probably have close to an agreement in place......so I doubt he goes back to school.

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 12:55 PM

Cole Sands is the next pick. Pitcher out of Florida State. Pick 154 and MLB has him ranked at 116. Seems promising.

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#30 Monkeypaws

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 12:55 PM

Cole Sands out of Florida State - a real live pitcher in the 5th.


#31 rdehring

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 12:56 PM

 

Also, at this point....they probably have close to an agreement in place......so I doubt he goes back to school.

True, True, True and True.Was just wondering with my fingers on the keys.

 

Looking at their #5 round pick, reminds me a lot of the guy they took around here last year, Barnes.Nothing real flashy, but solid.Will see!


#32 gunnarthor

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 12:57 PM

 

Cole Sands is the next pick. Pitcher out of Florida State. Pick 154 and MLB has him ranked at 116. Seems promising.

Sounds like he can stick as a starter. Reads more like a guy out of the Slowey/Baker/Duensing cloth.

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:00 PM

Scouting report onSands. https://2080baseball...ght/cole-sands/

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:00 PM

Been decent in the Cape Cod League. Not sure how the ACC was this year, but numbers there seem decent.

 

http://thebaseballcu...e.asp?ID=197582

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#35 70charger

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:00 PM

 

Sounds like he can stick as a starter. Reads more like a guy out of the Slowey/Baker/Duensing cloth.

 

Seems like if you can get that out of round five you're doing better than most.

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#36 Mike Sixel

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:02 PM

Number 78 on FG:

 

Has cleaned up his delivery since high school, regularly shows three above average pitches

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#37 Mike Sixel

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:08 PM

KLAW just posted this.....in chat:

 

Cole Sands left his last start of the year with an injury, but the Twins just took him in the 5th round. That's a mild surprise to me - maybe the injury turned out to be nothing.

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#38 Mike Sixel

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:10 PM

here's one I didn't expect to read, given how much KLAW likes Lewis:

 

Kyle
2:59 Would Royce Lewis have been your top position player in this draft?
Keith Law
3:00 No.

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#39 Tom Froemming

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:12 PM

Sands' repertoire certainly sounds enticing. Safe to assume the last two picks had their stock hurt to some extent due to injuries. Maybe not a bad strategy to scoop those guys up and hope they blossom.

 

Worst case scenario is Sands has an injury that'll cause him to miss time, but I mean pretty much every pitcher gets a major injury at some point. But, I would also assume the Twins have done a lot of legwork in finding out just how serious Sands' injury really is. 

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#40 Monkeypaws

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:13 PM

 

KLAW just posted this.....in chat:

 

Cole Sands left his last start of the year with an injury, but the Twins just took him in the 5th round. That's a mild surprise to me - maybe the injury turned out to be nothing.

Found this recap of that game:

 

Starting pitcher Cole Sands (7-4) allowed a two-run home run and faced just one more batter before exiting with what head coach Mike Martin described as right shoulder tightness in the postgame press conference.

He had been battling tendinitis in April as well.




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