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#41 Mike Sixel

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:13 PM

I like the idea of taking riskier players at this point......

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:19 PM

 

I like the idea of taking riskier players at this point......

Riskier in terms of signability?

 

Or floor/ceiling risky?


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:27 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. 

I have no problem taking a chance on 'injured' players in the 5th round.Especially pitchers...a huge percentage of them end up getting injured and recovering while they are in the minors regardless.

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#44 Mike Sixel

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:33 PM

Riskier in terms of signability?

Or floor/ceiling risky?


Ceiling, floor.
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:43 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.

I wonder what the answer would have been if the question had been "would Royce Lewis have been your top HIGH SCHOOL position player in this draft?".I would be surprised if KLAW had one of this year's HS players ahead of Lewis.But either way, there's no shame in that...it's just interesting.Lewis's downside seems to remain the possibility that he ends up a center fielder without much power.But it doesn't seem to be necessarily trending in that direction yet.


#46 RatherBeGolfing

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:44 PM

Hey, we took a pitcher!! 


#47 Mike Sixel

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:48 PM

Charles Mack.....

 

FG has him listed at 2B, MN announced as a SS.....here is FG stuff:

 

#123

Northeast prep bat with stiff, uppercut swing, gap power, good chance to stay on the dirt.

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:57 PM

Now Mack may be the guy where signability comes into play. He's committed to Clemson.

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:01 PM

Big bat HS middle infielders; I'm in favor of those. I'm guessing the team is saving money with the other picks.

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:02 PM

Mack was the 25th pick overall in a mock draft the Bleacher Report (noted baseball experts :) ) put together one year ago.Have no idea...maybe had a bad showcase summer season last year?Signability?Hopefully, the Twins have a good idea/information on the signability part of it.

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:09 PM

We don't know for sure, but it looks like the Twins may have saved enough bonus money through the early rounds to add in the 5-7 range, which is exactly what they did last year. They also saved a good amount rounds 8-10.

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:16 PM

I would have expected Seth Halvorsen (Heritage Christian Academy) to have gone by now.Maybe the word's out that he isn't interested signing at/near the slot.Missouri, I think.


#53 Mike Sixel

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:25 PM

KC has made ten picks, eight have been pitchers! Clearly going for numbers here....
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#54 Mike Sixel

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:29 PM

Josh Winder is not in fangraphs' list, as far as I can tell... So I am no help

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:29 PM

 

KC has made ten picks, eight have been pitchers! Clearly going for numbers here....

And with a depleted system and money to spend, they took no chances on high-ceilinged high school kids. The KC faithful are puzzled.

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:29 PM

scouting report on Winder:here

 

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:33 PM

There hasn't been a HS kid taken from MLB's top 100 since round 4. I'm guessing we can start crossing all of those off the wish list. We're probably not far from being able to cross off all the HS kids still in the top 200.


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:35 PM

 

And with a depleted system and money to spend, they took no chances on high-ceilinged high school kids. The KC faithful are puzzled.

 

Well they took more college arms than I would have wanted, but any KC fans complaining after seeing what they did with their first two picks are probably just those folks who complain about anything.

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#59 Mike Sixel

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:35 PM

 

And with a depleted system and money to spend, they took no chances on high-ceilinged high school kids. The KC faithful are puzzled.

 

It's hard, imo, to argue with a couple of those picks.....I am not sure about the college issue, frankly, lots of good college pitchers. 

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#60 Mike Sixel

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:35 PM

 

There hasn't been a HS kid taken from MLB's top 100 since round 4. I'm guessing we can start crossing all of those off the wish list. We're probably not far from being able to cross off all the HS kids still in the top 200.

 

too late now. Round 11 and later, though I can't recall why that is.....

 

edit: maybe round 10, can't recall

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