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davep

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Re: Cubs Draft 2020
« Reply #45 on: June 11, 2020, 04:48:03 pm »
Cubs #2 - Burl Carraway LHP Dallas Baptist

davep

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Re: Cubs Draft 2020
« Reply #46 on: June 11, 2020, 04:50:39 pm »
High 90s fastball.   Going to be a reliever.  Should progress very rapidly according to TV guys.  Even the end of this year. ??????

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Re: Cubs Draft 2020
« Reply #47 on: June 11, 2020, 04:51:13 pm »
College reliever, with actual starters available. Cubs going to Cub in the second round.

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Re: Cubs Draft 2020
« Reply #48 on: June 11, 2020, 04:57:15 pm »
BA:

The top college reliever in the class, Carraway has explosive stuff from the left side and, depending on the day, looks like he could be a late-inning reliever for an MLB club right now. A wiry athlete standing at 6-foot, 173 pounds, Carraway explodes off the rubber and uses his lower half extremely well, with a fast arm and crossfiring action in his delivery that adds to his deception. He pairs a fastball that’s regularly in the 96-98 mph range with spotty control, which makes it easy to see why hitters are always uncomfortable in the box against him. That’s especially for lefties, who struck out in 33 of 64 (52.5 percent) plate appearances against Carraway in 2019. Carraway’s fastball has 70-grade potential if he can improve his control, which is below-average. He also has a knee-buckling curveball in the mid-70s with 1-to-7 shape and sharp biting action, which he also struggles to land consistently. Carraway gets away with below-average control now because he generates so many whiffs outside of the zone, but more advanced hitters will be able to stand in the box and take those pitches more easily. His career walk rate over 42 innings with DBU is 5.36, and while the bar is lower for reliever control, he’ll have to improve that for an MLB club to trust him in any sort of high-leverage role. The timing of his release point is inconsistent, and the violence and effort of his delivery likely don’t help in that regard, so perhaps teams could try and calm that down a tick at the next level to help him stay in the strike zone more frequently. Carraway comes with plenty of risk thanks to his control and the poor track record of college relievers, but he could be a quick mover to a big league pen with a step forward in his strike-throwing.

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Re: Cubs Draft 2020
« Reply #49 on: June 11, 2020, 05:08:10 pm »
Finally, a bookend set with Dillon Maples.
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Re: Cubs Draft 2020
« Reply #50 on: June 11, 2020, 05:08:52 pm »
College reliever, with actual starters available. Cubs going to Cub in the second round.

Atleast you got a stud in the first round not a rp!

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Re: Cubs Draft 2020
« Reply #51 on: June 11, 2020, 05:10:29 pm »
Well if he turns into Billy Wagner, maybe it’ll be all right...
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Re: Cubs Draft 2020
« Reply #52 on: June 11, 2020, 05:14:20 pm »
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Carraway first piqued Dallas Baptist's interest as a center fielder and threw in the mid-80 as a Texas high school senior in 2017, so he wasn't a high-priority recruit and didn't attract interest from pro clubs. His velocity began to climb as a freshman but he was so raw that he made just two appearances and retired only one of the seven batters he faced. He made a huge leap forward as a sophomore, averaging 15.6 strikeouts per nine innings as the Patriots' closer and becoming the first player in school history to make the U.S. collegiate national team. The favorite to be the first reliever drafted in 2020, Carraway has a pair of overpowering pitches in his fastball and curveball. His heater sits at 93-96 mph and touches 98 with riding action, while his downer curve usually parks in the upper 70s. His pitches play up because they have high spin rates and he gets good extension in his delivery, and both can grade as well above average when at their best. As a 6-footer who lacks physicality and features a lot of effort in his high three-quarters delivery, Carraway is strictly a reliever. His control and command have improved in college but still need to get better if he's going to hold down a high-leverage role in the big leagues. He should be one of the first players from the 2020 Draft to reach the Majors.

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Re: Cubs Draft 2020
« Reply #53 on: June 11, 2020, 05:44:16 pm »
Atleast you got a stud in the first round not a rp!

I mean I love the Howard pick and the first round pick is by far the important. During the Theo years I’m pretty sure Davis and Roederer was the only time where it wasn’t what the hell. This doesn’t seem like Kantrovich is bringing much of a change.   Clayton Beeter, who the Dodgers took at 66 is another guy that could be a reliever, but like Crochet at least has a chance to start.  A lefty with control problems and good stuff doesn’t seem worth a second round pick.

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Re: Cubs Draft 2020
« Reply #54 on: June 11, 2020, 05:54:49 pm »
Dallas Baptist was home to a couple of major leaguers including Ben Zobrist.

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Re: Cubs Draft 2020
« Reply #55 on: June 11, 2020, 06:42:47 pm »
Jordan Nwogu, LF UM. Big power, questionable contact. Questionable school choice.

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Re: Cubs Draft 2020
« Reply #56 on: June 11, 2020, 06:44:56 pm »
Nwogu has special power when he can make contact but sometimes looks lost in the OF so even if he makes enough contact he projects as a LF at best. 

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Re: Cubs Draft 2020
« Reply #57 on: June 11, 2020, 06:59:34 pm »
We should have taken Blaze Jordan. Blah.

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Re: Cubs Draft 2020
« Reply #58 on: June 11, 2020, 07:04:17 pm »
Nwogu sounds like Mike Mallory Jr.

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Re: Cubs Draft 2020
« Reply #59 on: June 11, 2020, 07:22:54 pm »
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Even though he has impressive baseball stats, Nwogu said studying comes first. He is a computer science engineering major with an academic scholarship. In his free time he likes to code and play chess. “Academics is the biggest thing,” he said.

https://www.sikids.com/kid-reporter/michigans-brewer-and-nwogu-traded-football-baseball

Not sure how many intellectual chess players are going to challenge him on the Cubs....