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#61 Pitz

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 10:48 AM

 

Wow ... LaRon Smith signed for $125K. I haven't found much about him other than a prior commitment to Indian Hills Community College. Good size for a HS SS with room to grow. Very young HS senior. It will be fun watching him work through the system.

 

Isn't he a catcher?


#62 NapoleonComplex

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 11:57 AM

Perfect Game lists him as a SS. I was curious about him listed as a catcher on the original post as well.


#63 Monkeypaws

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 12:29 PM

In spite of a thread called "front office flop," these guys boss the draft. They've gotten great value in their top ten the last 2 drafts by playing slot values.

 

About Smith - 6'2", 200 - won't turn 18 until September. Nice "international" signing.

Edited by Monkeypaws, 06 July 2018 - 12:39 PM.

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#64 Pitz

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 10:59 AM

Round 16: Anthony Tuionetoa | RHP | Signed For: $100,000

 

Any intel on him?

Today, I noticed in looking at MLB's draft results/signings for the Twins that he was not listed as signed. But I'm pretty sure when I looked yesterday he was listed as signed. 

 

Did something happen or was this just a glitch with MLB's site?


#65 spycake

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 11:00 AM

It's not as if they didn't sign, what, their top 23 selections this year...


But those picks were self-selected to match the goal (staying under the pool). If one thinks the goal should have been different (spending the overage), then citing the actual picks/goal is non-responsive.

It is a little troubling that we haven't done that yet, even under a new front office with two very different draft positions (last year with a huge pool, and this year with a smaller pool and two lost picks).

Also, ordering is particularly irrelevant, particularly after 10 rounds.
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#66 Ewidell

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 02:12 PM

Maui news just reported that 16th rounder Anthony Tuionetoa decided to attend Yavapai College and not sign with the Twins.



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