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jacey1

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Re: Cubs Draft 2019
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2019, 09:55:45 pm »
Who did we select?

JR

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Re: Cubs Draft 2019
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2019, 10:08:09 pm »
Keith Law had Jensen at #35, so not far off.

35. Ryan Jensen, RHP, Fresno State -- A 6-foot right-hander, Jensen has one of the biggest fastballs in the class, regularly working at 97-99, with a lightning-quick arm, albeit with a long arm action and lack of a plus second pitch

Keith Law also had Jensen going #30 overall to the Yankees in his mock draft.  This doesn't sound like all that big of a reach to me, although time will obviously tell.  You can't teach velocity.

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Re: Cubs Draft 2019
« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2019, 10:09:46 pm »
Most lists had him in the 90-100 range.

Whether he was a little reach or a huge reach, this FO is obviously very bad at assessing college pitchers.  Wish they'd bark up a different tree.

Ron

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Re: Cubs Draft 2019
« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2019, 10:10:15 pm »
FWIW (not much to some, clearly):

Sahadev Sharma
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McLeod said Cubs are looking forward to getting Jensen signed and in their Pitch Lab. Said pitching coord. Brendan Sagara was in draft room and watched a lot of tape, Jensen was one of the ones he was most excited about. Here's what's happening in that lab.
https://theathletic.com/852141/2019/03/06/whats-cooking-in-the-cubs-pitch-lab-come-with-me-and-youll-see/?amp#click=https://t.co/SUY3iPHuim
« Last Edit: June 03, 2019, 10:16:01 pm by Ron »

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Re: Cubs Draft 2019
« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2019, 10:14:12 pm »
Jesse Rogers
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J.McLeod admits draft pick Ryan Jensen is the kind of player the team may not have taken in the past.Not prototypical at just 6 ft ft though he throws upper 90's.  @keithlaw had him ranked 32 so not a reach according to him.They liked what he was able to do 'wire to wire' this yr
« Last Edit: June 03, 2019, 10:16:44 pm by Ron »

CUBluejays

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Re: Cubs Draft 2019
« Reply #35 on: June 03, 2019, 10:17:35 pm »
Fangraphs
#55 Ryan Jensen, 6-0 180, 21.5 years old, FB 70/70, SL 45/50, CH 45/50, CMD 40/50 Sits 93-96,T 99.  ATH ++

Sahadev Sharma
@sahadevsharma
McLeod said Cubs are looking forward to getting Jensen signed and in their Pitch Lab. Said pitching coord. Brendan Sagara was in draft room and watched a lot of tape, Jensen was one of the ones he was most excited about. Here's what's happening in that lab

Jesse Rogers
@ESPNChiCubs
J.McLeod admits draft pick Ryan Jensen is the kind of player the team may not have taken in the past.Not prototypical at just 6 ft ft though he throws upper 90's. 
@keithlaw
 had him ranked 32 so not a reach according to him.They liked what he was able to do 'wire to wire' this yr

Fangraphs Draft ChatGiants fan
10:00   Why’d the Cubs reach on Jensen?Eric A Longenhagen
10:01   wouldn't consider it a reach. elite fastball velo+mvmt combo. Size and secondary depth are questions but the kid has carved most of the year
Kiley McDaniel
10:01   and fits modern baseball with very good short burst characteristics

Chris27

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Re: Cubs Draft 2019
« Reply #36 on: June 03, 2019, 10:22:55 pm »
McLeod's basing the idea that Jensen's not a reach on Keith Law's ranking?

Has Law been told that Vogelbach's moved out of rookie ball and is on pace for 39 homers with the Mariners?

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Re: Cubs Draft 2019
« Reply #37 on: June 03, 2019, 10:24:55 pm »
Keith Law doesn't consider it a reach.  I would assume McLeod doesn't consider it a reach based off of the Cubs rankings.

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Re: Cubs Draft 2019
« Reply #38 on: June 03, 2019, 10:25:52 pm »
What does your heart tell you?

CUBluejays

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Re: Cubs Draft 2019
« Reply #39 on: June 03, 2019, 10:31:02 pm »
After reading the 2018 draft thread to trust McLeod.

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Re: Cubs Draft 2019
« Reply #40 on: June 03, 2019, 10:44:06 pm »
Some of these scouting reports have made it sound like there wasn’t much beyond his fastball that made him draft worthy.  The guy went 12-1 with a 2.88 ERA this year with a 4:1 K:BB ratio over 100 IP.  You don’t do that with a fastball with fringy command and little else.  He was a legit Friday night starter for them this season.

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Re: Cubs Draft 2019
« Reply #41 on: June 03, 2019, 10:49:10 pm »
There’s probably a decent chance Jensen will be pitching at some point tonight against Stanford on ESPNU
« Last Edit: June 03, 2019, 11:26:31 pm by JR »

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Re: Cubs Draft 2019
« Reply #42 on: June 03, 2019, 10:52:14 pm »
2nd Round #64, Chase Strumpf 2b,UCLA

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Re: Cubs Draft 2019
« Reply #43 on: June 03, 2019, 10:55:11 pm »
Fangraphs
#51,Hit 30/55, Game Power 25/40, Raw Power 50/50, Speed 50/50, Field 45/50, Arm 50/50

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Re: Cubs Draft 2019
« Reply #44 on: June 03, 2019, 10:56:19 pm »
Strumpf was BA’s 42nd ranked player.