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Dave23

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2015 MLB Draft
« on: April 01, 2015, 03:53:35 pm »
Discuss the top prospects in this year's draft...

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chgojhawk

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2015, 04:14:05 pm »
My HS Freshman son pitched part of a combined shutout yesterday in his opener.  He isn't draft eligible yet but with his 5'8 130 LB frame and 72 mph fastball we are thinking of having him go the Bryce Harper route and skip his last 3 years of HS so that he might be ready for the draft next year.

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2015, 04:21:08 pm »
You should consider moving to the Dominican Republic.  That would allow him to sign this year.

I assume the Dominican Republic allows illegal aliens.

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2015, 08:41:11 pm »
chgojhawk, congratulations to your son and his team (and you)!

72 sounds like pretty solid heat for a freshman lad your son's size (which is pretty decent size for a frosh). 

Hope he's having the time of his life basking in the glory of that combined shutout!

I suspect you won't forget it any time soon either.  :)

chgojhawk

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2015, 11:29:47 pm »
It's all good fun.  5'8 actually makes him one of the smaller kids.  130 makes him Juan Cruz like.  He is one of the harder throwers but he is losing his love of the game. I am guessing he will retire after this season. He really loves football and is upset that he isn't able to lift for football during the baseball season. We will see how it all plays out.

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2015, 07:36:58 am »
Youth and high school sports should be about "good fun," chgojhawks.  Sounds as though your son has already figured that out.  When kids pursue their passion, they tend to prosper.

And I'll certainly hope your son gets to pitch in more shutout victories for his team this season.  That will be much fun for him, too!

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2015, 09:02:37 am »
Heh...good fun...lol...

Jes Beard

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2015, 05:57:13 pm »
It's all good fun.  5'8 actually makes him one of the smaller kids.  130 makes him Juan Cruz like.  He is one of the harder throwers but he is losing his love of the game. I am guessing he will retire after this season. He really loves football and is upset that he isn't able to lift for football during the baseball season. We will see how it all plays out.

5'8 and 130, and he is one of the smaller kids on the football team.... so he wants to play football.

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2015, 07:19:25 pm »
We aren't known for our brains.  He is likely to fill out like his older brother as he loves to lift!!  And.....he is mean as a snake on the football field.  The boy has no fear (which doesn't add to the brainpower).

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2015, 02:43:46 pm »
Here is a draft preview from Kevin Gallo for Cubs Den.  He was a scout for the Indians last year and quit due to family reasons.  Bryant's draft year, Gallo was hyping him early and often.

http://www.chicagonow.com/cubs-den/2015/04/2015-mlb-draft-kevin-gallo-on-pitchers-who-may-be-available-for-the-cubs/

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2015, 06:39:06 pm »
http://throughthefencebaseball.com/2015-mlb-draft-mock-2-0/45225

In a far to early mock draft Dan Kirby has the Cubs taking Ashe Russell HS RHP from Indiana.  He hits 96, with good command and a potential plus slider.   

Mike Kikorack, RHP HS pitcher from Pennislyvania is going in the 20's in this draft, but was mentioned in the previous link as a possible top 10 guy.  He hits 97 with good command and coming from a cold weather state and playing football might have less wear and tear on his arm.

The college bats outside of Swanson are disappointing.

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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2015, 08:29:46 pm »
Thanks for posting that mock CBJ.  Hadn't seen that.

I saw Ian Happ at the Cape last summer one game, who is mentioned in the Cubs summary and goes #11 in this mock.  DHed that game, so didn't see him in field.  Has a very nice stroke from the left side--didn't see him hit from right side. Played on same club as Skye Bolt.  Without a clear position, kind of doubt that Cubs would take Happ but if they love his bat, who knows.
« Last Edit: April 08, 2015, 08:34:14 pm by Reb »

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2015, 08:18:34 pm »
Carson Fulmer is dealing tonight.  If he could finish the season like this Id love for the Cubs to take him.

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2015, 08:53:42 pm »
Fulmers line was 9-2-0-0-14

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« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2015, 09:11:19 pm »
Fulmer' delivery is so messy.  He is always going to struggle with command and their is a lot of effort in his delivery.  Th stuff is electric though. 

Has the guy that started last for Vanderbilt year and got a case of the yips pitched much?