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Buzah!
06-08-07, 10:46 AM
I think Weems is called "Chase"

albo4lyfe
06-08-07, 10:46 AM
I don't mind drafting catcher BUT.... can someone please explain to me how we're ever going to have a damn lefty in our organization when we never take one? What the hell do we have against them? Geez.

Chacon
06-08-07, 10:46 AM
Someone on the conference call has the same ringtone as me

Skars
06-08-07, 10:47 AM
Weems is a catcher at Columbus (Ga.) High School. He participated in the 2006 East Cobb Professional Showcase. He hit .354 last year as a prep junior with four home runs. Weems has played for the state championship each of the last two years, winning the title in 2005 and finishing runnerup in 2006. He was named Columbus High School’s Most Valuable Offensive Player in 2006.

Committed to University of Alabama

Nettles9
06-08-07, 10:47 AM
From BA:

Weems could be the Thomas Hickman of this year's Georgia draft class. Hickman remained tucked away in the hills of north Georgia last year until his stock soared in the weeks before the draft and he was taken by the Marlins in the second round. Weems' Columbus High made a late surge into the 3-A semifinals, and he was the Hornets' catalyst. He has athleticism and a sound swing from the left side, but his best tool is his arm strength, which grades as a 65 on the 20-80 scale. His footwork is fine behind the plate, but he has stiff hands and he's not an adept receiver, leading to questions about his ability to stay behind the plate. He's committed to Alabama, and it could take second-round money to get him signed.

geodork
06-08-07, 10:47 AM
From BA:

"Weems could be the Thomas Hickman of this year's Georgia draft class. Hickman remained tucked away in the hills of north Georgia last year until his stock soared in the weeks before the draft and he was taken by the Marlins in the second round. Weems' Columbus High made a late surge into the 3-A semifinals, and he was the Hornets' catalyst. He has athleticism and a sound swing from the left side, but his best tool is his arm strength, which grades as a 65 on the 20-80 scale. His footwork is fine behind the plate, but he has stiff hands and he's not an adept receiver, leading to questions about his ability to stay behind the plate. He's committed to Alabama, and it could take second-round money to get him signed."

Jace
06-08-07, 10:47 AM
Last year the Nats selected Sean Black in the 2nd round. He was a pretty big HS prospect who fell a bit because of signability. They didnt sign him and he headed to Seton Hall

So basically Bowden runs their draft too? What are they thinking

Art Vanderlay
06-08-07, 10:49 AM
Another catcher? How about a 1st baseman or OFer?

Drafting by the current needs of the major league club is a very poor startegy. You take the best player available regardless of position. If you accumualte enough quality propects you can trade for what you need.

Steph19
06-08-07, 10:49 AM
Where are all these catchers going to play? Jesus Montero, Austin Romine, and now Chase Weems all set to go to GCL.

JavyVazquezIsSick
06-08-07, 10:50 AM
Drafting by the current needs of the major league club is a very poor startegy. You take the best player available regardless of position. If you accumualte enough quality propects you can trade for what you need.

As Steph noted where are you playing all these catchers?

wang+cano=future
06-08-07, 10:50 AM
Based on that report I like the potential.....

Jace
06-08-07, 10:51 AM
Drafting by the current needs of the major league club is a very poor startegy. You take the best player available regardless of position. If you accumualte enough quality propects you can trade for what you need.

I agree. At this point of the draft, none of the players selected are going to make a REAL impact for 2 years (the college players left probably aren't good enough to start, and the high schoolers are too far away). No point in saying "hey matsui sucks lets draft an OF or Josh Phelps blows and 3 years from now we'll still have him so we need a 1B!"

BJG
06-08-07, 10:51 AM
Montero might miss the season.

Big Game Andy
06-08-07, 10:51 AM
It's funny how everybody was calling for catching depth before this draft, but now that we got it, everybody is complaining...

The Yanks have a plan. Don't worry.

Buzah!
06-08-07, 10:52 AM
We're almost up again.

The Dynasty
06-08-07, 10:52 AM
Montero might miss the season.

Really, I heard he's out 2-4 weeks, now.

wang+cano=future
06-08-07, 10:52 AM
http://mlb.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl.jsp?w=mms%3A//a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1503/10869/v0001/mlb.download.akamai.com/10869/2007/open/draft/prospects/weems_rich_400.wmv&vid=9383&pid=gen_video&cid=mlb&v=2&mType=w&urlstr=&mUrl=&type=v_free&_mp=1



Video on Weems.

mhmajp
06-08-07, 10:52 AM
It's funny how everybody was calling for catching depth before this draft, but now that we got it, everybody is complaining...

The Yanks have a plan. Don't worry.

Playing time may be an issue, as Steph pointed out, but I agree with Andy.

Jace
06-08-07, 10:52 AM
Ooh St Clair to the Indians

Buzah!
06-08-07, 10:52 AM
Montero might miss the season.Not true, it's only a sprain and he'll miss two or three weeks.

The Dynasty
06-08-07, 10:53 AM
It's funny how everybody was calling for catching depth before this draft, but now that we got it, everybody is complaining...

The Yanks have a plan. Don't worry.

Co-signed.

Steph19
06-08-07, 10:53 AM
Allen St. Clair = Cole St. Clair, I guess? Just went to the Indians. That is a disappointment.

MTYankee23
06-08-07, 10:53 AM
I like the pace of day 2 much better.

Big Game Andy
06-08-07, 10:53 AM
The Indians selected Cole. St Clair

In Mo I Trust
06-08-07, 10:53 AM
I love how fast this is going. Gotta get through 50 rounds today.

yankeesmarc923
06-08-07, 10:54 AM
if you think about it, these catcher draft picks are excellent. resign jorge for another 3 years then by then hopefully one of these 3 guys will be able to make an impact.

Big Game Andy
06-08-07, 10:54 AM
David Mailman, 1B, from Providence HS, to the REd Sox,

BrandonA33
06-08-07, 10:54 AM
sox draft mailman

Jace
06-08-07, 10:54 AM
Well, he is another reliever (probably not a closer) with big injury concerns, so we have lots of him already

In Mo I Trust
06-08-07, 10:54 AM
Red Sox take David Mailman.

wang+cano=future
06-08-07, 10:54 AM
Damnit St. Clair is gone.

Skars
06-08-07, 10:54 AM
I like the pace of day 2 much better.

Like it usually is. I hate the new format of the draft. 5 rounds in 6 hours is a joke

Kulish29
06-08-07, 10:54 AM
I love how fast this is going. Gotta get through 50 rounds today.

Funny how yesterday it took almost an hour to get through 15 picks and it took about 5 minutes to get through 1 round today.

Snatch Catch
06-08-07, 10:54 AM
Good: Another signability guy.

I'm not judging the talent because the Yanks know better than me. A lot of us have repeatedly asserted that we want the Yanks to use their clout to take players in stocking the system. This is happening. Brackman, Suttles, and now Weems are all signability guys. To have 3 signability guys ALREADY is huge.

The Yanks, it seems, are not f*cking around.

kobayashimaru
06-08-07, 10:55 AM
what's up with Red Sox and the first basemens?

Posada_20
06-08-07, 10:55 AM
Damm! I wanted St. Clair. Why aren't Yanks taking more chances in this draft?

Chacon
06-08-07, 10:55 AM
Damm! I wanted St. Clair. Why aren't Yanks taking more chances in this draft?

You have got to be kidding me

wang+cano=future
06-08-07, 10:56 AM
Good: Another signability guy.

I'm not judging the talent because the Yanks know better than me. A lot of us have repeatedly asserted that we want the Yanks to use their clout to take players in stocking the system. This is happening. Brackman, Suttles, and now Weems are all signability guys. To have 3 signability guys ALREADY is huge.

The Yanks, it seems, are not f*cking around.

:D Sweet

yankeesmarc923
06-08-07, 10:56 AM
Good: Another signability guy.

I'm not judging the talent because the Yanks know better than me. A lot of us have repeatedly asserted that we want the Yanks to use their clout to take players in stocking the system. This is happening. Brackman, Suttles, and now Weems are all signability guys. To have 3 signability guys ALREADY is huge.

The Yanks, it seems, are not f*cking around.

I agree. So far in this draft the yankees have done a good job of flexing their muscles and their wallet.

Skars
06-08-07, 10:56 AM
if people start complaining that we're drafting TOO MANY catchers im gonna start bustin heads :lol:

flymick24
06-08-07, 10:56 AM
the yankees are probably trying to guarantee that jorge's heir will indeed come from within the organization

between cervelli, montero, and the 2 guys we just drafted, hopefully one will pan out

In Mo I Trust
06-08-07, 10:56 AM
Almost up again.

MTYankee23
06-08-07, 10:56 AM
Like it usually is. I hate the new format of the draft. 5 rounds in 6 hours is a joke

Seriously, last year I went to the gym, came back, and we had picked 5 or 6 guys.

Steph19
06-08-07, 10:57 AM
As clarification, I don't mind the Weems pick. I like it. I'm just genuinely curious how all of our low-level catchers will get playing time.

Big Game Andy
06-08-07, 10:57 AM
Yanks select Damon Dublett, 2b from Wichita State

In Mo I Trust
06-08-07, 10:57 AM
Damon Sublett, 2B.

Jace
06-08-07, 10:57 AM
Haha we got someone named Sublet. I think the names are my favorite part of the draft

siddiqi
06-08-07, 10:57 AM
As clarification, I don't mind the Weems pick. I like it. I'm just genuinely curious how all of our low-level catchers will get playing time.
we may convert some of them to IF or OF:dunno:

wang+cano=future
06-08-07, 10:57 AM
Damon Sublett...2B from the solid baseball school of Whita St.

Skars
06-08-07, 10:58 AM
http://www.boydsworld.com/cgi/hitters.pl?player=sublett&style=Contains&submit=Search&team=any

yankeesmarc923
06-08-07, 10:58 AM
Yanks select Damon Dublett, 2b from Wichita State

Wichita State is a great baseball school.

Buzah!
06-08-07, 10:58 AM
Who will be the 8th round grab for glory this year?

Steph19
06-08-07, 10:58 AM
We're into the magical 8th round now.

geodork
06-08-07, 10:58 AM
Per BA:

Damon Sublett had starred as a two-way player, though the majority of scouts liked him better as a righthanded pitcher than as a second baseman coming into 2007. He had a herky-jerky delivery, but it produced a 91-93 mph fastball and a hard curveball. Throw in his tenacity, and in his first two seasons at Wichita State, Sublett pitched 32 innings without allowing a run while also racking up 54 strikeouts. He reminded some Missouri Valley Conference observers of Shaun Marcum, a star closer/infielder at Missouri State before reaching the majors as a pitcher with the Blue Jays. But Sublett has made just five pitching appearances totaling four innings this spring. He fell on ice and strained his back early in the season, followed by a strained knee ligament, shoulder tightness and a strained hamstring.

Sublett, who played through a broken hamate bone in his right wrist and mononucleosis last year, has been able to play regularly at second base. As with his pitching, he doesn't always look pretty, but he more than gets the job done offensively and defensively. His swing isn't textbook, but he projects as an offensive second baseman with decent pop and plus speed. He also has has soft hands on defense. Sublett is more likely to get picked as a second baseman than a righthander after this spring.

Kulish29
06-08-07, 10:59 AM
I would love Robles this round.

scooterfan
06-08-07, 10:59 AM
From an Alan Matthews BA Blog:
http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/draft/?p=3
Sublett lacks that kind of impact bat as well but heís a solid all-around athlete and has an interesting arm on the mound; he has yet to give up an earned run in more than 30 innings for the Shockers.


You wonder if they'll consider converting him to pitching....

MTYankee23
06-08-07, 10:59 AM
Haha we got someone named Sublet. I think the names are my favorite part of the draft

The Red Sox just took a guy named Mailman. I think they did it just to make the Pun Writer's job at BDD easier.

wang+cano=future
06-08-07, 10:59 AM
Per BA:

Damon Sublett had starred as a two-way player, though the majority of scouts liked him better as a righthanded pitcher than as a second baseman coming into 2007. He had a herky-jerky delivery, but it produced a 91-93 mph fastball and a hard curveball. Throw in his tenacity, and in his first two seasons at Wichita State, Sublett pitched 32 innings without allowing a run while also racking up 54 strikeouts. He reminded some Missouri Valley Conference observers of Shaun Marcum, a star closer/infielder at Missouri State before reaching the majors as a pitcher with the Blue Jays. But Sublett has made just five pitching appearances totaling four innings this spring. He fell on ice and strained his back early in the season, followed by a strained knee ligament, shoulder tightness and a strained hamstring.

Sublett, who played through a broken hamate bone in his right wrist and mononucleosis last year, has been able to play regularly at second base. As with his pitching, he doesn't always look pretty, but he more than gets the job done offensively and defensively. His swing isn't textbook, but he projects as an offensive second baseman with decent pop and plus speed. He also has has soft hands on defense. Sublett is more likely to get picked as a second baseman than a righthander after this spring.

Lots of injuries there....:eek:

BJG
06-08-07, 11:00 AM
Playing time may be an issue, as Steph pointed out, but I agree with Andy.

Rookie ball has little resemblance to actual baseball in terms of playing time. The GCL Yankees used 8 guys at catcher last year, for example.

Buzah!
06-08-07, 11:01 AM
From an Alan Matthews BA Blog:
http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/draft/?p=3
Sublett lacks that kind of impact bat as well but heís a solid all-around athlete and has an interesting arm on the mound; he has yet to give up an earned run in more than 30 innings for the Shockers.


You wonder if they'll consider converting him to pitching....I bet they do.

Mark19
06-08-07, 11:01 AM
Lots of injuries there....:eek:

ice hurts

Skars
06-08-07, 11:01 AM
Rookie ball has little resemblance to actual baseball in terms of playing time. The GCL Yankees used 8 guys at catcher last year, for example.

Exactly. When they had Cervelli as the 3rd catcher 2 years ago everyone figured Cervelli was garbage since he barely got any ABs. Getting nuts about stats in rookie leagues isnt a smart thing to do.

scooterfan
06-08-07, 11:01 AM
Found this from the RiverAveBlues blog (cached on Google):
http://72.14.209.104/search?q=cache:fGMmmZ92e3AJ:riveraveblues.com/%3Fp%3D9+Damon%2BSublett%2BMLB%2BDraft&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=4&gl=us&lr=lang_en&client=firefox-a




Damon Sublett, 2B, Wichita State
I ragged on Sublett a bit back at IGWT (I canít find the post, but trust me, I did) for comparing Wichita Stateís Eck Stadium to Yankee Stadium, but anytime you mention guys like Darren Dreifort and Braden Looper as former greats, well, you asked for it. Anywho, Sublett is a pure hitter and the essence of a guy who can fall out of bed and hit. He battled a broken hamate bone from May on last year, but still won Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year honors with a .394-10-45 campaign. His energy is infectious, and even though the Yanks have Jeter and Cano set at the middle infield, Sublett could be too good to pass up in the third round, and is athletic enough to play just about any position. Itís worth mentioning that Sublett also has the best breaking ball in the draft, and has been lights out as the Shockerís closer the last 2 years, allowing exactly zero earned runs in the process.

Snatch Catch
06-08-07, 11:02 AM
I would love Robles this round.


Don't get my hopes up...

Steph19
06-08-07, 11:03 AM
If there is any round to hope for a big name, it is now!

Jace
06-08-07, 11:04 AM
Found this from the RiverAveBlues blog (cached on Google):
http://72.14.209.104/search?q=cache:fGMmmZ92e3AJ:riveraveblues.com/%3Fp%3D9+Damon%2BSublett%2BMLB%2BDraft&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=4&gl=us&lr=lang_en&client=firefox-a

Well, that is happy report

JavyVazquezIsSick
06-08-07, 11:04 AM
Whos Robles?

flymick24
06-08-07, 11:04 AM
Found this from the RiverAveBlues blog (cached on Google):
http://72.14.209.104/search?q=cache:fGMmmZ92e3AJ:riveraveblues.com/%3Fp%3D9+Damon%2BSublett%2BMLB%2BDraft&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=4&gl=us&lr=lang_en&client=firefox-a

i'd love for them to covert him into a pitcher full-time, but he'll probably stick to hitting

Kulish29
06-08-07, 11:04 AM
Whos Robles?

http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/events/draft_report/y2007/index.jsp?mc=robles

BJG
06-08-07, 11:05 AM
Exactly. When they had Cervelli as the 3rd catcher 2 years ago everyone figured Cervelli was garbage since he barely got any ABs. Getting nuts about stats in rookie leagues isnt a smart thing to do.

yeah, a lot of rookie ball is instructional work on the side. these guys have already played a full HS season, so the goal is not to run your position players out there every day or get the starters a lot of innings. it's to get everyone enough in game work to focus on whatever they need to work on. a lot of times, pitchers will only concentrate on one pitch, for example.

hlrjr
06-08-07, 11:05 AM
wow, suprised to see he (robles) still hasn't been taken.

In Mo I Trust
06-08-07, 11:06 AM
Sox take Adam Mills, P.

Buzah!
06-08-07, 11:06 AM
Garabedian to the Dodgers.

Snatch Catch
06-08-07, 11:07 AM
We all know the 8th and 9th rounds are striking time the past few years...

JavyVazquezIsSick
06-08-07, 11:07 AM
Robles sounds good.

hlrjr
06-08-07, 11:07 AM
Garabedian to the Dodgers.

is that the same guy we drafted a few years back?

flymick24
06-08-07, 11:07 AM
we got both AJ and dellin in the past 2 8th rounds, didn't we?

Snatch Catch
06-08-07, 11:08 AM
Robles sounds good.


He'll be expensive, and there are some question marks about his velocity and movement, but the ceiling is too high to ignore, in my opinion.

Buzah!
06-08-07, 11:08 AM
Taylor Grote!

albo4lyfe
06-08-07, 11:08 AM
is that the same guy we drafted a few years back?

Yup, he is.

Big Game Andy
06-08-07, 11:09 AM
Yanks select Taylor Grote, Centerfielder from Woodlands HS

Soriambi
06-08-07, 11:09 AM
Yanks get Taylor Grote, CF.

Steph19
06-08-07, 11:09 AM
Taylor Grote, HS CF... guess the string of surprise 8th round picks is over. Aww, well, he could still be a good pick. Anyone know about him?

Mark19
06-08-07, 11:09 AM
Taylor Grote, OF, HS

just-blaze
06-08-07, 11:09 AM
Good Baseball HS.

albo4lyfe
06-08-07, 11:09 AM
Taylor Grote, CF, HS

JavyVazquezIsSick
06-08-07, 11:09 AM
He'll be expensive, and there are some question marks about his velocity and movement, but the ceiling is too high to ignore, in my opinion.

Where is he committed?

Snatch Catch
06-08-07, 11:10 AM
Where is he committed?


Someone said Oregon St.

Buzah!
06-08-07, 11:10 AM
Taylor Grote, HS CF... guess the string of surprise 8th round picks is over. Aww, well, he could still be a good pick. Anyone know about him?Disagree, this kid is highly regarded.

albo4lyfe
06-08-07, 11:10 AM
Eh. Where's the big signability guy?

albo4lyfe
06-08-07, 11:11 AM
Disagree, this kid is highly regarded.
Continue...

Soriambi
06-08-07, 11:11 AM
Evidently he's a two sport athlete, as he attended the 2006 U.S. Army National Combine (for some of the top underclassmen) for football players.

Snatch Catch
06-08-07, 11:11 AM
Eh. Where's the big signability guy?


Albo, they've already taken 3 signability guys, and I don't know about Grote yet.

Last year at this point, they had 2. (Joba, Betances)

xie
06-08-07, 11:11 AM
Grote plays football as well, nice athletic kid. I'd rather us take toolsy kids here rather than in the first few rounds.

jerez23
06-08-07, 11:11 AM
Yanks select Taylor Grote, Centerfielder from Woodlands HS


What state?

Buzah!
06-08-07, 11:12 AM
Continue...I heard his name as a signability kid. Like Austin Jackson.

Soriambi
06-08-07, 11:12 AM
What state?

Texas.

Buzah!
06-08-07, 11:13 AM
What state?Texas.

just-blaze
06-08-07, 11:13 AM
What state?

A state you cant mess with.

albo4lyfe
06-08-07, 11:13 AM
BA's HS Best Tools in January.

The Texas twosome of Taylor Grote (No. 28) and Eric Eiland (15), as well as Drew Cumberland (25) are speedy, middle-of-the-diamond athletes. Grote returned kicks and was The Woodlands (Texas) High's go-to wide receiver.

Skars
06-08-07, 11:13 AM
Yankees doing exactly as we hoped. Guys with tons of upside

Big Game Andy
06-08-07, 11:13 AM
I am glad we are trashing this pick already. This guy was only a Top 50 High School prospect at the beginning of this year. Give me a break.

http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:7S-ceGi5iTIJ:www.risemag.com/main.cfm%3FactionID%3DglobalShowStaticContent%26screenKey%3DNatContent%26categoryKey%3DplayerBaseball+taylor+grote+woodlands+high+school+draft&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=5&gl=us

JavyVazquezIsSick
06-08-07, 11:13 AM
I read on some sites, Grote is undecided.

albo4lyfe
06-08-07, 11:13 AM
Albo, they've already taken 3 signability guys, and I don't know about Grote yet.

Last year at this point, they had 2. (Joba, Betances)
I just wanted the tradition to continue, I've got nothing against Grote.

Buzah!
06-08-07, 11:14 AM
I read on some sites, Grote is undecided.He won't be for long.

just-blaze
06-08-07, 11:14 AM
I am glad we are trashing this pick already. This guy was only a Top 50 High School prospect at the beginning of this year. Give me a break.

http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:7S-ceGi5iTIJ:www.risemag.com/main.cfm%3FactionID%3DglobalShowStaticContent%26screenKey%3DNatContent%26categoryKey%3DplayerBaseball+taylor+grote+woodlands+high+school+draft&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=5&gl=us

Who is trashing it?

BrandonA33
06-08-07, 11:14 AM
For what its worth, maskos, 4th pick by Pit is pitching on ESPN right now

jerez23
06-08-07, 11:14 AM
Per BA

Grote's stock has slipped a little, as scouts say he doesn't get the barrel of his bat on the ball consistently. He'll have to make adjustments to his stroke, adding more lift and reducing a bat wrap that makes his swing too long. Grote is athletic, but he may not have the speed to play center field or the true power to play on an outfield corner. He makes plays on defense, though more on instincts than pure range or arm strength. He has kept his college options open by committing to both San Jacinto (Texas) Junior College and Texas.

Buzah!
06-08-07, 11:14 AM
I just wanted the tradition to continue, I've got nothing against Grote.This is the tradition. Grote would have gone yesterday if he didn't have footbaball. It's like AJ with hoops.

Snatch Catch
06-08-07, 11:14 AM
Yankees doing exactly as we hoped. Guys with tons of upside

Bingo. It may be costly, but we can only trust that the Yanks are doing their due diligence.

This seems to be the 4th signability guy already. That's insane. It's like my fantasy is coming true.

Posada_20
06-08-07, 11:15 AM
Are Carpenter and Duncan still on the board?

Skars
06-08-07, 11:15 AM
Bingo. It may be costly, but we can only trust that the Yanks are doing their due diligence.

This seems to be the 4th signability guy already. That's insane. It's like my fantasy is coming true.

Amen. We may not be getting the supposedly "sexy" names but i trust their scouting.

JavyVazquezIsSick
06-08-07, 11:15 AM
How many rounds is this thing? And where are we now? 8th 9th?

Soriambi
06-08-07, 11:16 AM
Evidently Grote is committed to play baseball at Texas.

Grote is an outfielder and first baseman at The Woodlands (Texas) High School. He was a key member of the Highlanders' 2006 Texas 5A state championship team, which was tabbed National Champion by Baseball America and USA Today last season.

In 2006, Grote hit .415 with 10 doubles, two triples and eight home runs. He also added 11 stolen bases, 31 runs scored, 39 RBI and six outfield assists. His efforts landed him on the All-Greater Houston, all-district and all-county squads.

Last summer, Grote was a member of the Texas Rangers 2006 Area Code team.

In February, Grote was ranked as the No. 53 high school senior in the nation by Baseball America, joining Longhorns' fall signees Kevin Keyes (No. 57), Cameron Rupp (No. 68), Stayton Thomas (No. 75) and Cole Green (No. 79) on the Baseball America Top 100 list.


http://www.texassports.com/index.php?s=&url_channel_id=18&url_article_id=6557&url_subchannel_id=&change_well_id=2

ICEBERG18
06-08-07, 11:16 AM
Taylor Grote was rated higher then the likes of Jarrod Parker, Tim Alderson and Phillippe Aumont on Baseball America's top 100 high school prospect list in 2006.

Buzah!
06-08-07, 11:16 AM
Bingo. It may be costly, but we can only trust that the Yanks are doing their due diligence.

This seems to be the 4th signability guy already. That's insane. It's like my fantasy is coming true.They are putting ton of energy into the draft since Cash consolidated his power.

Soriambi
06-08-07, 11:16 AM
How many rounds is this thing? And where are we now? 8th 9th?

50, but if teams choose to pass in any round, they can no longer pick, so if all 30 teams choose to pass earlier than the 50th round, it can be less than 50.

mhmajp
06-08-07, 11:16 AM
Amen. We may not be getting the supposedly "sexy" names but i trust their scouting.

Especially given the investment Cashman made in hiring top scouts and crosscheckers this year.

mhmajp
06-08-07, 11:17 AM
50, but if teams choose to pass in any round, they can no longer pick, so if all 30 teams choose to pass earlier than the 50th round, it can be less than 50.

I hope the NYY draft all the way through to 50. Especially if everyone else drops out early.

Buzah!
06-08-07, 11:17 AM
How many rounds is this thing? And where are we now? 8th 9th?50 and we're in the 9th. Home of Mark Melancon and Tyler Clippard!

BrandonA33
06-08-07, 11:18 AM
Moskos 2K's in 1st inning... no pressure

flymick24
06-08-07, 11:18 AM
another pick coming up soon...

Soriambi
06-08-07, 11:18 AM
Yankees take Austin Krum, CF.

albo4lyfe
06-08-07, 11:18 AM
This is the tradition. Grote would have gone yesterday if he didn't have footbaball. It's like AJ with hoops.

I don't think it will take 800K to a million to sign him. I think he can be had for a 400K bonus, if that.

Buzah!
06-08-07, 11:19 AM
Austin Krum CF Dallas Baptist.

Skars
06-08-07, 11:19 AM
another draft-eligible sophemore wow (i think)

edit: nope a junior

flymick24
06-08-07, 11:19 AM
austin krum?

Big Game Andy
06-08-07, 11:19 AM
Yanks select Austin Krum

In Mo I Trust
06-08-07, 11:19 AM
Austin Krum.

Chacon
06-08-07, 11:19 AM
These are some funky names

Soriambi
06-08-07, 11:19 AM
http://www.dbu.edu/athletics/roster_detail.asp?RosterID=99

Steph19
06-08-07, 11:19 AM
Yankees loading up on Austins this year.

TheMelkyWay28
06-08-07, 11:19 AM
Hey guys, quick question.

"signability guy", does that term mean high ceiling prospects that might be difficult to sign due to other commitments (collage, signing bonus)?

Posada_20
06-08-07, 11:19 AM
THis is a change. THey are focusing on position players this year instead of pitchers.

Buzah!
06-08-07, 11:19 AM
I don't think it will take 800K to a million to sign him. I think he can be had for a 400K bonus, if that.So the Yanks are cheap? And I wouldn't bet on 400K since they just scotchguarded the pick with another CF.

albo4lyfe
06-08-07, 11:19 AM
I don't know about you guys but I'm pretty satisfied with the draft so far.

BrandonA33
06-08-07, 11:20 AM
Its like a video game that randomly generates names... and poorly

mhmajp
06-08-07, 11:20 AM
Hey guys, quick question.

"signability guy", does that term mean high ceiling prospects that might be difficult to sign due to other commitments (collage, signing bonus)?

Yup. Or at least the latter. But generally only high upside players have that leverage.

Skars
06-08-07, 11:20 AM
Austin Krum went in the 3rd round of Sickels' mock draft

103 Dbacks: Austin Krum, OF, Dallas Baptist

Buzah!
06-08-07, 11:20 AM
Hey guys, quick question.

"signability guy", does that term mean high ceiling prospects that might be difficult to sign due to other commitments (collage, signing bonus)?It meant he has options, so will be hard to sign. Options can be a school commitment or another sport. Grote has both.

albo4lyfe
06-08-07, 11:21 AM
So the Yanks are cheap? And I wouldn't bet on 400K since they just scotchguarded the pick with another CF.

Never mind you guys don't get what I'm saying.

Buzah!
06-08-07, 11:21 AM
Never mind you guys don't get what I'm saying.Oh, to be as bright and clear spoken as you are.

flymick24
06-08-07, 11:22 AM
in his scouting video, austin krum just takes a crapload of pitches and then strikes out :lol:

Big Game Andy
06-08-07, 11:22 AM
I don't know about you guys but I'm pretty satisfied with the draft so far.

IMO, The Yanks have had a tremendous draft. The only thing that would have made this draft better is if we had a supplemental and that Porcello fell to us. Oh well, we have napped alot of first/second round talents in later rounds due to signability.

Buzah!
06-08-07, 11:22 AM
in his scouting video, austin krum just takes a crapload of pitches and then strikes out :lol:and that was his high light?

JavyVazquezIsSick
06-08-07, 11:22 AM
in his scouting video, austin krum just takes a crapload of pitches and then strikes out :lol:

:lol: Nice.

Skars
06-08-07, 11:22 AM
Oh, to be as bright and clear spoken as you are.

haha it wasnt that confusing. He was just saying he didnt think it would take as much cash as it did with Jackson to get him to sign.

albo4lyfe
06-08-07, 11:23 AM
Oh, to be as bright and clear spoken as you are.

Whoa... no need for the personal attacks.

Buzah!
06-08-07, 11:23 AM
haha it wasnt that confusing. He was just saying he didnt think it would take as much cash as it did with Jackson to get him to sign.Oh, I thought he was disappointed. That didn't seem like him...

Snatch Catch
06-08-07, 11:23 AM
Hey guys, quick question.

"signability guy", does that term mean high ceiling prospects that might be difficult to sign due to other commitments (collage, signing bonus)?


Correct. These are the guys who teams say aren't worth a first round pick for whatever reason, even though they have the talent and project to eventually be first rounders.

The player is not going to lowball himself by taking less money than he thinks he's worth (1st, 2nd, 3rd round $) if he's taken in the 10-15 round range, so he goes back to school or attends college.

The Yanks are taking these guys this year as if they're regular picks. They're throwing the money factor out the window. It's amazing. These are the kind of picks that have historically been made by team in the teens because they're afraid of the money that's being asked.

xie
06-08-07, 11:23 AM
.346/.446/.594 17 2B 8 3B 9 HR 48 RBI was his line at DBU

Buzah!
06-08-07, 11:24 AM
Whoa... no need for the personal attacks.I'm terribly sorry, I did misunderstand.

flymick24
06-08-07, 11:24 AM
and that was his high light?

in the video, he takes some BP, strikes out twice, and then grounds out twice... dunno why they would post a video like that on him :lol:

BJG
06-08-07, 11:25 AM
Hey guys, quick question.

"signability guy", does that term mean high ceiling prospects that might be difficult to sign due to other commitments (collage, signing bonus)?

take out high ceiling, and you have it. for whatever reason (ceiling being one of them) they slide from where their overall rank because of bonus demand/college commitments. krum isn't necessarily a toolsy ceiling guy, for example, but he was #158 on BAs top 200.

albo4lyfe
06-08-07, 11:25 AM
Oh, I thought he was disappointed. That didn't seem like him...

You should read my response to Snatch_Catch... I said I din't have anything against Grote.

Big Game Andy
06-08-07, 11:25 AM
Manuel and Callis are hosting a chat

http://www.baseballamerica.com/chat/chat.php?id=2007060801

Skars
06-08-07, 11:25 AM
can someone post BA's stuff on Krum?

ojo
06-08-07, 11:26 AM
in his scouting video, austin krum just takes a crapload of pitches and then strikes out :lol:

i watched about 20 videos last night and about 18 of them were completely non-descript events.

you would think that MLB, since they're so concerned with making the draft sexier to fans, would take the time to you know, make sure the players aren't showcasing their 'ability to draw walks, ground out, walk batters, etc etc'

just some editing would be nice. ha ha...

albo4lyfe
06-08-07, 11:26 AM
John Manuel: The Tar Heels are in good shape; Porcello and Harvey are asking for a lot of money . . . I think both could end up at UNC and if I had to pick one with the better chance, I'd say Porcello.

Interesting.

TheMelkyWay28
06-08-07, 11:26 AM
Thanks for clearing that up, mhmajp, Buzah!, Snatch Catch & BJG. :)

Chacon
06-08-07, 11:27 AM
Poor Jim Callis is going to get bombarded with questions about his lackluster and boring analysis on the draft yesterday

albo4lyfe
06-08-07, 11:27 AM
I'm terribly sorry, I did misunderstand.

It's all right. Mistakes happen.

JavyVazquezIsSick
06-08-07, 11:28 AM
Callis why did you suck so much on television?+

albo4lyfe
06-08-07, 11:28 AM
Carmen Angelini, SS, HS.... great pick.

BrandonA33
06-08-07, 11:28 AM
yanks get carmen angelini, SS

Big Game Andy
06-08-07, 11:32 AM
Yanks select Carmen Angelini, Shortstop from Barbe HS

albo4lyfe
06-08-07, 11:32 AM
155. Carmen Angelini, ss
School: Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La. Class: Sr.
B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-1. Wt.: 185. Birthdate: 9/22/88.
Scouting Report: Angelini played third base as a high school junior in deference to Josh Prince (now starting at the University of Texas), and he'll face tough competition with Texas high schooler Rick Hague for Rice's shortstop job next spring if he attends college. Scouts have no question that Angelini can handle the position, as he has a plus arm and solid range. He has no glaring weakness in his game. He's more ready than Hague to contribute offensively at the college level, with superior speed and raw power. As much as scouts like Angelini, some question whether he's going to be more than just a good college player--though that seems to be selling him short. He's not considered as tough to sign as Hague, but it will be difficult to lure Angelini away from the Owls.

Draft keeps getting better and better.

Skars
06-08-07, 11:33 AM
haha the yankees are making me grin from ear to ear

Nettles9
06-08-07, 11:33 AM
20. Austin Krum, of (National rank: 158)
School: Dallas Baptist. Class: Jr.
B-T: L-L. Ht.: 6-0. Wt.: 185. Birthdate: 1/19/86. Scouting Report: Krum offers an intriguing package of tools, and when he came out of high school, his athleticism afforded him a football scholarship offer from Northern Colorado and recruited walk-on opportunities at Colorado and Colorado State. He has no better than average size (6 feet, 185 pounds) or speed, yet he has been able to play center field and steal bases in college thanks to his impressive instincts. At the plate, Krum has bat speed and an aggressive swing, yet he drew more walks than strikeouts this spring. His arm strength is average. While he has solid tools across the board, some scouts wonder how his game will translate to pro ball. He doesn't have a true plus tool, will have to tone down his approach and may be a 'tweener more than a true center fielder or corner outfielder. There are teams that are sold on Krum's package, and they could take him as early as the third round.

scooterfan
06-08-07, 11:33 AM
Louisiana baseball player of the year, committed to Rice

http://www.risemag.com/main.cfm?actionID=globalShowStaticContent&screenKey=NatContent&categoryKey=gatoradePOYBaseball&articleId=9719



RISE selects Barbe High standout as Gatorade Louisiana Baseball Player of the Year

<snip>
The 6-foot-1 and 185-pound senior infielder carried the Bucs (35-5) as high as the No. 5 ranking in this spring’s USA Today national poll. Barbe’s season ended in the Class 5A state tournament quarterfinals, but Angelini scored 58 runs in 40 games and drove home 52, clouting six home runs and a school-record eight triples. Playing shortstop in 2007, he mashed 28 extra-base hits among the 65 times he reached safely, amassing a .443 batting average, a .500 on-base percentage and slugging .753—striking out just five times in 160 at-bats. He flashed his speed often on the base paths, stealing 38 bases in 42 attempts. He was the state’s Mr. Baseball in 2007 and was also named the Class 5A MVP as selected by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.

Angelini has maintained a 3.95 GPA in the classroom. <snip>


Angelini will attend Rice University on a baseball scholarship this fall, pending the outcome of Major League Baseball’s June Amateur Draft.

Soriambi
06-08-07, 11:34 AM
Question: What exactly do "cross-checkers" do?

Skars
06-08-07, 11:34 AM
Austin Krum sounds a lot like Colin Curtis.

Big Game Andy
06-08-07, 11:34 AM
This guy sounds like a big-time signability guy :D

Nettles9
06-08-07, 11:35 AM
Austin Krum sounds a lot like Colin Curtis.

I was thinking the samething

albo4lyfe
06-08-07, 11:36 AM
Belt goes to Atlanta and Blair Erickson went to Minny in the 10th

flymick24
06-08-07, 11:36 AM
yankees better shell out some serious dough for all these guys... i'd hate to lose any of them to college

BJG
06-08-07, 11:37 AM
Question: What exactly do "cross-checkers" do?

what it sounds like. teams usually have regional guys who go and get a second opinon on somone a more local scout has shown interest in.

albo4lyfe
06-08-07, 11:37 AM
Chris Carpenter is still out there. He's had a couple of surgeries in the past but his stuff is legit.

Skars
06-08-07, 11:37 AM
yankees better shell out some serious dough for all these guys... i'd hate to lose any of them to college

Doubtful that all of them sign. Remember these are still Kids who may just want to go to college. It's not always about the money. If they have faith in their god-given ability they may believe they'll get their money after performing in college.

BJG
06-08-07, 11:37 AM
yankees better shell out some serious dough for all these guys... i'd hate to lose any of them to college

it's very unlikley that all of them sign.

Soriambi
06-08-07, 11:38 AM
what it sounds like. teams usually have regional guys who go and get a second opinon on somone a more local scout has shown interest in.

Okay, that's what I was figuring. Thanks. :)

BrandonA33
06-08-07, 11:38 AM
next pick.....Isiah Howes, OF

Buzah!
06-08-07, 11:38 AM
Isiah Howes!

In Mo I Trust
06-08-07, 11:38 AM
Howes, LF.

BrandonA33
06-08-07, 11:40 AM
6'2" 210 lbs...good size for young OF'er

BrandonA33
06-08-07, 11:42 AM
So far so good, eh?

Soriambi
06-08-07, 11:42 AM
Info on Howes:

http://uoflsports.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/howes_isaiah00.html

Skars
06-08-07, 11:42 AM
Howes is a senior....

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070601/SPORTS02/706010509

http://cmsimg.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=B2&Date=20070601&Category=SPORTS02&ArtNo=706010509&Ref=AR&MaxW=315&border=0

Cards have Howes playing powerball
Senior's hot bat leads U of L into regional

By Brian Bennett
bbennett@courier-journal.com
The Courier-Journal

When Dan McDonnell took over as coach of the University of Louisville baseball program last summer, he heard stories about the left fielder with five-tool talent.

The only problem was, Isaiah Howes didn't always play like a superstar.



So McDonnell gave Howes two words to focus on during his senior season: consistency and maturity. The first-year coach even prodded Howes to speak to the rest of the team about those values.

Consistency and maturity are now words used to praise Howes. The Pleasure Ridge Park High School product is one of the most reliable hitters for the Cardinals (40-20), who will open NCAA Regional play today against Miami (36-22) in Columbia, Mo.

Howes has hit a team-best 15 home runs, matching his career total coming into the season. He also leads U of L with a .387 batting average and 89 hits.

His 55 RBIs are tied with Logan Johnson for team honors, and the two were named to the American Baseball Coaches Association's All-South region second team yesterday.

Last week Howes set a Big East Conference Tournament record by blasting four home runs in four games, including a two-run, walk-off shot against Villanova.

"I just think that shows you how far along he's come, how much he's matured as a player," McDonnell said. "On a big stage like that, he was very consistent throughout the week. Superstar guys usually rise to the occasion, so it was only fitting."

The two-time all-state performer came to U of L with plenty of ability. Teammates remember watching him as a freshman in batting practice matching long balls with former U of L slugger Mark Jurich.

"He always had a lot of power," senior Daniel Burton said. "He and Mark would hit some balls, and we'd be like, 'Holy cow.' "

But that raw talent didn't always translate into game performance. As a freshman Howes broke the school record with 64 strikeouts. He was batting .319 before a hand injury cut short his sophomore season. Last year he hit .275 with six home runs.

He credits some of his improvement to strength coach Eric Hammer. The 6-foot-2 Howes, who weighed about 192 pounds after his junior season, bulked up to 210 for his final season. Burton said he'd never seen his road-trip roommate work harder than he did during last summer's conditioning.

"I could really feel the difference," Howes said. "And it helps your body hold together, too. Little injuries don't linger as much."

Howes also points to the aggressive philosophy instilled by McDonnell and hitting coach Chris Lemonis. They don't believe in working the count or trying to draw walks. They want hitters swinging for the fences when their pitches arrive.

McDonnell doesn't mind Howes' strikeouts -- he has 55 in 230 at-bats this season -- when the tradeoff is 35 extra-base hits.

"It's just an approach, really," Howes said of his improved power. "You're attacking fastballs and, every at-bat, looking to take your best cut. And some of it just comes from maturing as a hitter."

The next stage of Howes' maturation should come in pro ball. McDonnell said major league scouts have told him Howes could be selected from the third to the seventh round in next week's amateur draft.

"He can do it all, and he still has areas to improve in -- that's the exciting thing," McDonnell said. "The sky is the limit for him in professional baseball."

scooterfan
06-08-07, 11:43 AM
Couple of interesting stories:
http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070601/SPORTS02/706010509

http://uoflsports.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/howes_isaiah00.html

Interesting - "5-tool" senior outfielder dropped this far. Looked like an attitude re-adjustment. (Listed as a Sox fan - we'll have to fix that)

Soriambi
06-08-07, 11:44 AM
Info on Howes:

http://uoflsports.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/howes_isaiah00.html

Two things stand out:

The Red Sox are his favorite team. His dream dinner guests would be God, his grandfather and ESPN's Erin Andrews. :wtf:

Fabien Brandy
06-08-07, 11:44 AM
Doubtful that all of them sign. Remember these are still Kids who may just want to go to college. It's not always about the money.
Angelini, when asked about college, said "Cash Rules Everything Around Me, C.R.E.A.M., gotsta get the money, dolla dolla bill y'all!"

BrandonA33
06-08-07, 11:45 AM
Nice...sounds like a gerat clubhouse guy with work ethic.

Steph19
06-08-07, 11:48 AM
Oakland got Gary Brown

Skars
06-08-07, 11:48 AM
Isaiah Howes, if he has 5 tools...certainly turned them into something this year

.392/.452/.684

Kulish29
06-08-07, 11:49 AM
Oakland got Gary Brown

DAMMIT!! I really wanted him.

albo4lyfe
06-08-07, 11:49 AM
Manuel Barreda, RHP, HS

BrandonA33
06-08-07, 11:49 AM
Manuel Barreda, RHP

Big Game Andy
06-08-07, 11:49 AM
Yanks select Manuel Barreda, RHP from Sahurita HS

BrandonA33
06-08-07, 11:50 AM
Moskos has bases loaded no outs. Nice pick Pit

Skars
06-08-07, 11:50 AM
What a shock, Manny Barreda is another signability guy. University of Arizona commit. Two-way player

JavyVazquezIsSick
06-08-07, 11:50 AM
Anyone take Robles yet?

Big Game Andy
06-08-07, 11:52 AM
Barreda is only 5'8.

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/sports/articles/0602smallbaseplayer0603.html

scooterfan
06-08-07, 11:52 AM
PG Crosschecker has a handy site - HS players listed alphabetically, with their commitments:
http://www.pgcrosschecker.com/hsprospects/2007/college_commitments_07class.aspx?gyear=2007

xie
06-08-07, 11:53 AM
He was 5'8" as a freshman, learn to read.

albo4lyfe
06-08-07, 11:54 AM
Anyone take Robles yet?

Nope.

BrandonA33
06-08-07, 11:54 AM
I eat crow.. moskos worked out of bases loaded no outs

Skars
06-08-07, 11:55 AM
More on Barreda

http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/sports/53956.php


The question for Sahuarita High School's star Manny Barreda, who also stands a generous 5-11, heading into Thursday's Major League Baseball first-year player draft is whether scouts think his pitching skills can overcome fears he's simply too short to play at the top level.

"I'm throwing just as hard as those big guys," said Barreda, who says he is 5-10 1/2, but is listed on the MLB.com draft tracker as 5-11. "To me it doesn't matter. I go out there and work hard and the results are what they are, regardless of how tall you are."

Barreda, a right-hander, is one of at least three teenagers who played high school baseball in southern Arizona this year with a chance to be selected in this year's draft, which begins at 11 a.m. Thursday with the first four hourstelevised on ESPN2, and Webcast on MLB.com. The other two are Sahuaro's Pat McCoy and Tucson High's Chris Moon.

Both Moon and Barreda participated in an Arizona Diamondback invite-only pre-draft workout June 1 at Chase Field in Phoenix, and Barreda was pleased with his performance.

"I threw about 15 pitches and got two strikeouts and two groundouts," he said. "One scout said he really liked how I threw a lot of strikes."

Bryan Huie, Barreda's coach at Sahuarita and a Chicago White Sox scout the past five years, said Barreda's fastball hit 96 this season and that he was "consistently in the 90-94 range" every game.

Mix in a tough slider and a good change-up and, Huie said, Barreda's skills translate to the makings of a big league pitcher.

"If he was 6-1, 6-2, the sky is the limit for him in the draft," Huie said. "But I'll say this, whoever drafts this kid (Thursday) is going to be very, very happy. They're getting a complete mature kid that works harder and is more passionate about the game than anybody I've been around at the high school level."

Barreda said some scouts have suggested he could be drafted in the top 10 rounds, and maybe as high as the fifth or sixth round.

Depending on the size of the signing bonus Barreda is offered, the Sahuarita graduate will have to decide between going pro this summer or making a decision between attending Pima Community College or the University of Arizona.

Yankees continue to impress

Big Game Andy
06-08-07, 11:55 AM
He was 5'8" as a freshman, learn to read.

I only skimmed skimmed the article, but thanks for the attitude tough guy.

ojo
06-08-07, 11:57 AM
Howes is a senior....

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070601/SPORTS02/706010509

http://cmsimg.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=B2&Date=20070601&Category=SPORTS02&ArtNo=706010509&Ref=AR&MaxW=315&border=0

very interesting. so he mashed at the big east conference tournament...held about 20 minutes from the tampa offices over in clearwater.

i wonder if they walked away from that tourney impressed with this young man...

albo4lyfe
06-08-07, 11:58 AM
Nicholas Chigges, RHP, Col. of Charleston <---Brett Gardner's alma mater

BrandonA33
06-08-07, 11:59 AM
Nicholas Chigges, RHP

Skars
06-08-07, 11:59 AM
This may be the beginning of the college seniors to fill out SI's roster

scooterfan
06-08-07, 11:59 AM
More on Barreda
Yankees continue to impress

Excellent find

Yeah I'm pretty impressed - they've gone aggressively after signability guys. It's not going to be cheap to get most of these guys, but this is a solid talent pool.

By the way - are we drafting more HS kids than usual?

BrandonA33
06-08-07, 11:59 AM
Nice mix of pitching and fielding prospects so far.

Skars
06-08-07, 12:01 PM
College of Charleston senior right-handed pitcher Nick Chigges has been named to the third team Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-American squad, it was announced by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.

Chigges finished 11-1 with a 3.52 ERA and was named the SoCon Pitcher of the Year. Chigges, who earned second team All-American honors in 2006, is the first pitcher in Southern Conference history to claim two Pitcher of the Year awards.

jerez23
06-08-07, 12:02 PM
I love the fact that they are drafting heavy in states like Texas and the South and West in general. Better overall competition in my opinion.

Big Game Andy
06-08-07, 12:02 PM
Kentrail Davis to the Rockies

DWells4prez
06-08-07, 12:04 PM
very interesting. so he mashed at the big east conference tournament...held about 20 minutes from the tampa offices over in clearwater.

i wonder if they walked away from that tourney impressed with this young man...

Big east tourney was held in brooklyn this year and i played for st. johns snd wen we played them he was the main hitter that we feared but we shut him down for the weekend...hes a good pick

Snatch Catch
06-08-07, 12:05 PM
Kentrail Davis to the Rockies


Their system is so loaded.

Jace
06-08-07, 12:05 PM
Big east tourney was held in brooklyn this year and i played for st. johns snd wen we played them he was the main hitter that we feared but we shut him down for the weekend...hes a good pick

Awesome

Soriambi
06-08-07, 12:06 PM
Robles goes to Anaheim.

albo4lyfe
06-08-07, 12:06 PM
Angels take Robles... figures.

Skars
06-08-07, 12:06 PM
omg omg the angels took the guy whos going to college

Kulish29
06-08-07, 12:06 PM
Crap. There goes Robles.

Jace
06-08-07, 12:06 PM
Their system is so loaded.

Gotta sign him first, Im not sure it will be easy. Where is he committed?

In Mo I Trust
06-08-07, 12:06 PM
The Angels took Robles.

ojo
06-08-07, 12:06 PM
Big east tourney was held in brooklyn this year and i played for st. johns snd wen we played them he was the main hitter that we feared but we shut him down for the weekend...hes a good pick

oh no kidding - i thought they were going to hold it annually down on the beach (and give my alma mater (USF) an unfair advantage)...:D

thanks for the correction though!

Big Game Andy
06-08-07, 12:06 PM
I doubt either Robles or Harvey signs... the Angels took the chance though, so you gotta hand it to them.

Big Game Andy
06-08-07, 12:08 PM
Crap. There goes Robles.

damn our draft sucks so much because we missed a guy who is going to colllege!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

albo4lyfe
06-08-07, 12:08 PM
omg omg the angels took the guy whos going to college

I wouldn't be so sure about that. Angels have a big wallet, didn't have a first rounder and if they don't land Harvey then they'll definitely ink Robles.

In Mo I Trust
06-08-07, 12:09 PM
Pruitt, 3B.

BrandonA33
06-08-07, 12:09 PM
Wiliam Pruitt, 3b

Soriambi
06-08-07, 12:09 PM
Yanks take William Pruitt, 3B.

Big Game Andy
06-08-07, 12:09 PM
Yanks draft William Pruit, from Stetson U, a 3B

GoRasner
06-08-07, 12:09 PM
He comes from Stetson U

GoRasner
06-08-07, 12:10 PM
Start the OMG!!!!1 BUSTZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111111111111 posts now.

destiNY
06-08-07, 12:10 PM
Hello gents. Got to the comp 15 mins ago and looked at who we drafted...wow

Some of these guys are hard signs but with very good upsides, we are going to fill out our positions

Skars
06-08-07, 12:10 PM
I wouldn't be so sure about that. Angels have a big wallet, didn't have a first rounder and if they don't land Harvey then they'll definitely ink Robles.

a lot of teams have a big wallet. you think the yankees find more upside in Nick Chiggs, senior pitcher of College Charleston over Tanner Robles?

For every Adenhart, theres a million guys who dont sign and head to DI schools

Kulish29
06-08-07, 12:10 PM
damn our draft sucks so much because we missed a guy who is going to colllege!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Who the hell said that? I was saying that he was picked. Calm the f down.

Snatch Catch
06-08-07, 12:10 PM
What round are we in?

Soriambi
06-08-07, 12:11 PM
Pruitt was picked in the 21st round in 2003 by the A's.

BrandonA33
06-08-07, 12:11 PM
So while we have a few min... compile a list of whose left you guys are hoping for

GoRasner
06-08-07, 12:11 PM
We just entered Round 15.

kobayashimaru
06-08-07, 12:11 PM
just from the BA list and what people have been talking about around here

Chris Carpenter
Yasmani Grandal
Nick Tepesch
Victor Sanchez
Kevin Patterson
Matt Thompson
Cole Rohrbough
Peavy

are all still around.

Any chance those guys would sign?

Kulish29
06-08-07, 12:11 PM
What round are we in?

15th.

GoRasner
06-08-07, 12:12 PM
I'd love to see them stock up on southpaws. We need them.

albo4lyfe
06-08-07, 12:12 PM
a lot of teams have a big wallet. you think the yankees find more upside in Nick Chiggs, senior pitcher of College Charleston over Tanner Robles?

For every Adenhart, theres a million guys who dont sign and head to DI schools

No, but we've already taken a number of signability guys and the Angels haven't that many. IMO, Robles is the fall back plan in case Harvey doesn't sign.

BrandonA33
06-08-07, 12:13 PM
just from the BA list and what people have been talking about around here

Chris Carpenter
Yasmani Grandal
Nick Tepesch
Victor Sanchez
Kevin Patterson
Matt Thompson
Cole Rohrbough
Peavy

are all still around.

Any chance those guys would sign?

Any relation to Jake Peavy?

kobayashimaru
06-08-07, 12:13 PM
Any relation to Jake Peavy?

I have no idea.

Who is this Duncan guy people were talking about earlier?

Kulish29
06-08-07, 12:13 PM
just from the BA list and what people have been talking about around here

Chris Carpenter
Yasmani Grandal
Nick Tepesch
Victor Sanchez
Kevin Patterson
Matt Thompson
Cole Rohrbough
Peavy

are all still around.

Any chance those guys would sign?

Kevin Patterson would be interesting. He's got a ton of power and plays first, albeit not that well.