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#121 CharacterGroove

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:18 PM

Yep, getting a post presence was necessary this draft.

#122 spycake

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:21 PM

I know this is a worthless exercise -- the only thing worse than college stats might be college stats without context -- but I checked anyway, and very similar age-21 college seasons for these two:

Stuart Turner Baseball Statistics

Drew Butera Baseball Statistics (2003-2013)

Turner: .381/.452/.533 with 5 HR (.152 isolated power)
Butera: .325/.434/.481 with 5 HR (.156 isolated power)

Similar K/BB ratios too.

In Turner's defense, he posted similar stat lines in his age-19 and age-20 seasons, albeit at junior college, whereas Butera was more or less a zero power guy before his age-21 season:

2012 LSU Eunice stats
2011 LSU Eunice stats

Edited by spycake, 07 June 2013 - 01:23 PM.


#123 B Richard

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:21 PM

Are there any expected signability issues with either Gonsalves or Slegers?

#124 Monkeypaws

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:22 PM

Man, 4 pitchers and a catcher. BPA and need seem to be converging here.

#125 heatbeat

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:32 PM

Are there any expected signability issues with either Gonsalves or Slegers?


I don't think Slegers will be an issue considering he had a career healthy year, and he probably would want to cash in on that. Gonsalves doesn't sound like it will be an issue either.

#126 spycake

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:33 PM

Interestingly, the leading hitter on Turner's LSU Eunice teams was Dalton Herrington, who did not adapt well to NCAA baseball in 2013 at Louisiana-Monroe, in perhaps a less talented conference than Turner's too:

ULM - Season Statistics

Meanwhile, Turner basically replicated his junior college season at the NCAA level and was the leading hitter on his Mississippi team. Also, Butera was NOT the leading hitter on his college team, but there were a number of players drafted from it, suggesting good team/conference quality.

#127 nicksaviking

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:34 PM

Between Slegers and Meyer the Timberwolves are probably jealous.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:35 PM

Another catcher?

Edit: Not complaining, just curious. Only catchers and pitchers thus far.

Edited by nicksaviking, 07 June 2013 - 01:38 PM.


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:35 PM


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#130 cmb0252

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:35 PM

Class: HSHeight: 6'02" Weight: 200Bats: R Throws: RComments: In a Draft class fairly deep in high school catching, it would be smart not to forget about this Florida prep standout. Big and strong, Navarreto has the chance to hit for both average and power, with bat speed and loft. He has a good plan at the plate and makes adjustments well. He has a strong arm that he's not afraid to show off from behind the plate and is fairly athletic. He's the kind of strong competitor teams like to see at the position as well, giving him the chance to maximize his solid all-around tools.There are other high school backstops who will go ahead of Navarreto, but he shouldn't have to wait too long to hear his name called.


#131 SpiritofVodkaDave

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:36 PM

Another catcher?


High upside.

#132 cmb0252

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:37 PM

Haha, I actually called this one before the draft! 2/6. BA has him 185

#133 PseudoSABR

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:37 PM

Well it's a battery draft!

It's not a bad idea to pair catchers and pitchers to come into the minor leagues together, and maybe move up as well together. Got a HS and College catcher, and surely plenty of pitchers to come from each.

#134 B Richard

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:38 PM

I actually really like Navarreto's profile for a 6th rounder, but do we think we can sign him?

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:40 PM

I actually really like Navarreto's profile for a 6th rounder, but do we think we can sign him?


Only one way to find out!

#136 spycake

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:41 PM

Finally, a little more context: Turner's University of Mississippi program has turned out a number of notable MLB players over the years, while Butera is only Central Florida guy to get more than a cup of coffee.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:42 PM

I'm really firing off questions here, but what's the penalty for going over the 5%? Is it something like hanging up the GM by his toes?

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:44 PM

I'm really firing off questions here, but what's the penalty for going over the 5%? Is it something like hanging up the GM by his toes?


Lose of next years 1st round pick. So yeah.

#139 spycake

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:45 PM

From a quick Google search for Brian Navaretto:

Bench-clearing brawl, racial slurs mar high school baseball game (Video) - USA TODAY High School Sports

#140 cmb0252

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:46 PM

I actually really like Navarreto's profile for a 6th rounder, but do we think we can sign him?


Yeah, Navarreto is a great pick in the 6th round IMO. From my knowledge there shouldn't be any problem signing him.