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#21 beckmt

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 08:30 AM

Lot's of baseball before the draft, so the lists will change a lot.I also noted there seems to be a lot of players in the same range from around where the Twins first pick falls to the thirties.Twins should get some decent players and the new FO seems to be doing very good things in this area.  

I agree with the posters who want high school players, higher gain/risk factors.Twins seem to have talent in the pipeline for around 5 years and I would like to see if they can get over the top by drafting some higher talent high school players, though the college route last year worked out well.


#22 Dman

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 08:36 AM

I am concerned about how this draft stacks up for the Twins.Arizona has like 7 or 8 picks in the first 100 picks so anybody who falls they can pick them up and find the money to sign them. So even if the Twins did find a way to save some money with their first round pick it will be hard to compete for talent with Arizona likely having more money to make deals.

 

For this years draft I would like to see the Twins go with a high school arm with frontline starter potential at pick 13 and a high school bat with the later pick.I think most of the good arms will be off the board by the time they get their second pick however other teams might have a similar strategy and leave a 55 to 60 hitter on the board for us so it might be hard to choose a pitcher in our spot.  

 

Lot's of time left for players to rise and fall but we should be able to get a good player at 13 and hopefully grab some fallen players with Supplemental and second round picks.

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#23 Bob Sacamento

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 12:40 AM

 

Saw Witt at HR Derby. Seems like he might be high on himself. Why is Carroll so good?

I've seen Witt the last three years down in WWBA in Jupiter, he's continually improved most of his facets.He has above average power but his contact skills are just average and his approach at the plate is suspect at times.His arm is strong, not Rece Hinds strong but it's a weapon.Defensively he needs alot of work at SS and refinement but gets good marks for his soft hands and nice tags.I'm not completely sold on him staying at SS but he's gonna stick in the infield at 2B or 3B.

 

Carroll has one of the sweetest swings in the draft and one of the best contact bats as well as an advanced approach at the plate.His power is average right now but has the ability to grow to above average down the road.Defensively, he's athletic with a plus arm and runs good routes.His comp is Andrew Benintendi

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#24 2wins87

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 12:33 PM

Prospect gurus Eric and Kiley of Fangraphs have some scouting notes on a couple of college arms who will be moving into the 20's on their draft board and could be firmly range for the Twins 1st round pick if they keep it up throughout the season.

 

Check it out here: https://blogs.fangra...scouting-notes/

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 09:22 AM

I saw Riley Greene in person last week. I was impressed and his attributes remind me of Albert Almora. He doubled, monster HR, walked, and had a terrible strikeout on a 54 MPH slurve.I will see Jerrion Ealy mid March.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 12:04 AM

Saw C.J. Abrams, Kendall Williams, Rece Hinds, Brennan Malone, and Daniel Espino this weekend.

That’s the order I liked them also.

I think Kendall Williams will move quickly once drafted.
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:46 AM

Saw Jerron Ealy and Maurice Hampton at Battle of the Beach. 

 

What a interesting and similar pair. Both have scholarships at Division I schools to play both ways at the same position in both sports. Both could never swing a bat again in 40 days and both could never step onto a college campus. If your taking either of these players on Day 1, they are going to be slow movers. I personally like Ealy better. 

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