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#81 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 07:53 PM

 

236 ABs, .212 .529 OPS and 4, yes, 4 RBI gives me reason to give up.

He could be playing with a nagging injury, he might be scuffling for any number of reasons. I simply don't have enough information to definitively declare what should be done with him.

 

And it's enough of a borderline case where I'm not going to get upset about it.


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Posted 17 July 2018 - 07:54 PM

 

Any team that intentionally tanks is, IMHO, misguided. The draft is way more of a crapshoot in MLB than it is in other sports. Tanking simply doesn't result in a significant reward and a team with a good scouting department should be able to draft well at any point in the first round.

Yeah... no. The first five picks do not have the same chance of success as the 23rd pick.

 

And the first couple of picks have an even larger advantage.

 

You're right that the MLB draft is more unpredictable but it's not entirely unpredictable.

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#83 Vanimal46

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 07:56 PM

He could be playing with a nagging injury, he might be scuffling for any number of reasons. I simply don't have enough information to definitively declare what should be done with him.

And it's enough of a borderline case where I'm not going to get upset about it.


Unless they start giving relievers pink slips from the 40 man there is very little room and options to call up for position players.

Are they going to call up someone with his production this year?

Why don't they replace with someone who's doing well in AAA and has a legit chance to be on the 40 man regardless this winter?

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 08:03 PM

 

Any team that intentionally tanks is, IMHO, misguided. The draft is way more of a crapshoot in MLB than it is in other sports. Tanking simply doesn't result in a significant reward and a team with a good scouting department should be able to draft well at any point in the first round.

 

I don't think the high draft pick is the ultimate goal. Right now with the Astros, Cubs, Phillies, Braves as examples... It's hard to argue against the strategy. 

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 08:04 PM

Any team that intentionally tanks is, IMHO, misguided. The draft is way more of a crapshoot in MLB than it is in other sports. Tanking simply doesn't result in a significant reward and a team with a good scouting department should be able to draft well at any point in the first round.


The Astros built a WS champion by intentionally tanking.
IMO, a team that isn't close to contending and doesn't tank is misguided.
Drafting high is a huge advantage in MLB, especially because of how the bonus pool is allotted.
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