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Deeg

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Re: 2013 Draft
« Reply #1305 on: October 24, 2013, 06:10:04 pm »
Law, as usual, is out where the buses don't run on Turner.  Wouldn't be shocked if the Cubs picked him at 4.

ticohans

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Re: 2013 Draft
« Reply #1306 on: October 24, 2013, 09:04:40 pm »
Law would seem to be waaaaaay too low on Turner, IMO, which isn't worth much here.

ticohans

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Re: 2013 Draft
« Reply #1307 on: October 24, 2013, 09:05:53 pm »
Or what Deeg said.

Frankly, at this point, with lot of baseball left to play before the draft, I'm hoping Turner is the Cubs' pick.

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Re: 2013 Draft
« Reply #1308 on: October 25, 2013, 09:42:39 am »
Law seems to like to go against the common wisdom on a few guys every year.  On the few times he turns out to be right, he can loudly say I told you so, and the rest of the time, most people will forget what he said.

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Re: 2013 Draft
« Reply #1309 on: October 25, 2013, 09:47:00 pm »

Frankly, at this point, with lot of baseball left to play before the draft, I'm hoping Turner is the Cubs' pick.

BA came out with a 2014 list just a week ago (see below) and they have Turner much higher than Law does--at #4. 

With Castro, Baez, and Alcantara on board, Cubs seem in good shape up the middle infield but Turner is pretty intriguing as a potential leadoff guy with speed.  Well, a whole amateur season to play before next year's draft of course so guys will move up and down.  My recollection is that Gray, for example, wasn't a top 15 projection before the season a year ago.

BA's top 15:

1. Carlos Rodon, lhp, N.C. State: Could have ranked No. 1 in previous two draft classes with a 93-95 mph fastball and premium slider.

2. Jeff Hoffman, rhp, East Carolina: His stuff isnít far off from Rodonís, but he hasnít performed to a comparable level (6.8 K/9 in two seasons).

3. Tyler Kolek, rhp, Shepherd (Texas) HS: Six-foot-6, 250-pounder has touched 99 mph and fits the Texas fireballer description.

4. Trea Turner, ss, North Carolina State: Ankle issue hampered him in 2013, but he offers bat speed, athleticism and top-of-the-scale speed when healthy.

5. Jacob Gatewood, ss/3b, Clovis (Calif.) HS: Long, lean and toolsy athlete with a plus arm and arguably the best power potential in the class.

6. Alex Jackson, c/of, Rancho Bernardo HS, San Diego: Pairs plus power and arm strength with athleticism and a chance to stay behind the plate.

7. Tyler Beede, rhp, Vanderbilt: Unsigned 2011 first-round pick has three above-average or better pitches, but command has become an issue for him.

8. Touki Toussaint, rhp, Coral Springs (Fla.) Christian HS: Like Beede, Toussaint shows premium stuff (mid-90s fastball, curve) but struggles to throw strikes at times.

9. Brady Aiken, lhp, Cathedral Catholic HS, San Diego: Projectable lefty with an ideal pitcherís body has a chance for three plus offerings with command.

10. Aaron Nola, rhp, Louisiana State: Smallish, athletic college ace has excellent life on a low-90s fastball and plus changeup.

11. Nick Gordon, ss/rhp, Olympia HS, Orlando, Fla.: The son of former big leaguer Tom and brother of Dodgers infielder Dee has a chance to stick at short with a plus arm, good actions and a solid lefthanded swing.

12. Bradley Zimmer, of, San Francisco: The rare college bat with projection as well as strong present tools; scouts are divided on his power potential.

13. Michael Gettys, of/rhp, Gainesville (Ga.) HS: Plus speed and power and one of best arms in the class, but he struggled to hit this summer.

14. Luis Ortiz, rhp, Sanger (Calif.) HS: Strong-bodied power pitcher with an easy delivery was MVP of 18U World Cup with fastball up to 95 mph and a plus slider

15. Mac Marshall, lhp, Parkview HS, LiLburn, Ga.: Athletic lefthander with a low-90s fastball that touches 94 mph, a plus changeup and emerging curveball.

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Re: 2013 Draft
« Reply #1310 on: October 26, 2013, 11:55:59 am »
For all our MI strength, my impression is that Turner's defense would without question push the incumbent off the position.