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Dave23

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Cubs Draft 2018
« on: May 28, 2018, 05:38:03 pm »
Hoping we get some future studs...

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CurtOne

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Re: Cubs Draft 2018
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2018, 05:39:20 pm »
Davep is a whiner.

JeffH

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Re: Cubs Draft 2018
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2018, 06:06:29 pm »
Cubs have five selections in the first one hundred.

24, 62, 77, 78, 98

Dave23

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Re: Cubs Draft 2018
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2018, 06:21:20 pm »
Mayo has the Cubs taking Sean Hjelle, a 6’11” RHP from Univ. of Kentucky.

TSN has us taking Connor Scott, a 6’4” CFer from Plant (FL) HS. Speed and defense guy with no pop.


Dave23

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Re: Cubs Draft 2018
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2018, 06:24:10 pm »
Others I have seen projected include Trevor Larnach, an OFer from Oregon State, and two GA HS pitchers, Ethan Hankins and Kumar Rocker.

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Re: Cubs Draft 2018
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2018, 07:33:33 pm »
Cubs have five selections in the first one hundred.

24, 62, 77, 78, 98

And they need them.

davep

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Re: Cubs Draft 2018
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2018, 08:39:30 pm »
Davep is a whiner.

You must have been some teacher.  Once again, you spelled winner wrong.

Bennett

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Re: Cubs Draft 2018
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2018, 02:35:47 pm »
Carrie Muskat  @CarrieMuskat   14m14 minutes ago

HOF Andre Dawson will represent the #Cubs Monday on 1st day of @MLBDraft


I hope Manfred says it is the twenty-eighteen draft instead of two-thousand-and-eighteen.

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Re: Cubs Draft 2018
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2018, 07:22:07 pm »
From Baseball America's draft preview - and their discussion on right handed HS pitchers.  Since 2003, HS righties picked in the top 10 have a lower career average WAR than those picked 11-20, 21-30, and 41-50.

"Even though it keeps not working, we're obsessed with 18-year old kids throwing 96-99. It's safe right? The kid is probably huge, he's throwing 100, he shows up on the field.  It's going to be very difficult for anybody to be like, 'This is a ridiculous pick.' Some 6'5" dude throws one bullet at 100 and everyone in player development (and on this site) is happy.  But we have the data.  We have the history.  We know that shouldn't be the reaction."

.... "It's just the safe factor", the cross-checker said.  "You pop someone and they to out to short-season and the game report comes back 88-92 and he pitches 5 innings and gives up three runs, it's uncomfortable. 

goblue007

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Re: Cubs Draft 2018
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2018, 02:52:14 pm »
Anyone have access to Keith Law’s mock draft?

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Re: Cubs Draft 2018
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2018, 05:58:56 am »
Virginia pitchers scare me.

Bennett

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Re: Cubs Draft 2018
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2018, 10:01:02 am »
I'd like to see the Cubs give this guy a shot in one of the later rounds

9. Ryan Tapani, RHP, Creighton (BA Rank: )
4YR • R-Sr. • 6-0 • 190 • R-R • Never Drafted
Creighton's Friday starter, the son of big league pitcher Kevin Tapani, has solid feel for pitching and an 88-92 mph fastball.

davep

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Re: Cubs Draft 2018
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2018, 10:24:39 am »
He looks like a good 7-8-9 round choice that they can sign fora few thousand bucks, putting the slot money towards a high school flier.
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Re: Cubs Draft 2018
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2018, 02:04:55 pm »
I'd like to see the Cubs give this guy a shot in one of the later rounds

9. Ryan Tapani, RHP, Creighton (BA Rank: )
4YR • R-Sr. • 6-0 • 190 • R-R • Never Drafted
Creighton's Friday starter, the son of big league pitcher Kevin Tapani, has solid feel for pitching and an 88-92 mph fastball.

I'd like to not feel so old when I read stuff like that.