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papa smurf

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Re: Cubs Draft 2022
« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2022, 08:09:59 pm »
at the 7th pick would have like something less risky but then the draft is always a risk

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Re: Cubs Draft 2022
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2022, 08:11:13 pm »
We **** about not having pitching and then **** about getting the best college pitcher in the draft.

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« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2022, 08:20:52 pm »
I hope we get Ben Joyce at #47.

If the Cubs take another reliever round Kantrovitz should be fired.

Kiley McDaniel linked them to Careen Whisenhunt in the second round.

Horton has some really good slider and fastball traits.

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« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2022, 08:22:44 pm »
Hard to believe they passed on Lee for Horton, honestly.  An intriguing talent but taking a two-pitch guy with a limited track record of success considering the guys that were on the board there seems like a reach.

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« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2022, 08:28:30 pm »
maybe going sub slot with our first pick to reach with our second pick

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Re: Cubs Draft 2022
« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2022, 08:32:17 pm »
Cade Horton as a kid...

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Deeg

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Re: Cubs Draft 2022
« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2022, 08:32:59 pm »
maybe going sub slot with our first pick to reach with our second pick

We'll find out, but I don't think drafting in that spot was the time to play that game. Lee seems like a no-brainer there.  But hey, maybe they were down on him for whatever reason.  Collier?  Parada?

On the plus side, we're likely to have multiple chances at high draft picks in the next few years.

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Re: Cubs Draft 2022
« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2022, 08:38:12 pm »
Heh, even BN having trouble getting into their usual dlck-riding mode over this pick.  I'm sure by tomorrow Bert will have "come around" and started calling it the steal of the draft.

papa smurf

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Re: Cubs Draft 2022
« Reply #38 on: July 17, 2022, 08:39:07 pm »
yea I dont like the move just what I am hoping they are doing now that the pick was made

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Re: Cubs Draft 2022
« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2022, 08:48:00 pm »
yea I dont like the move just what I am hoping they are doing now that the pick was made

Horton probably won't go much under slot, if at all, since he has an extra year of eligibly left.  But it's hard to imagine the Cubs making this pick unless they thought they could get him under slot.  Very odd.

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Re: Cubs Draft 2022
« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2022, 08:48:30 pm »
I would have liked a hitter, but people dumping on the pick are jumping the gun. 

Hortonís fastball has characteristics that the Indians have prioritized in drafting.  The slider is nasty and is relatively new and the Cubs might be able to improve on it. They have been able to teach guys a Vulcan change up and while he didnít use it much his current change up showed some decent characteristics. 

Letís see what the rest of draft looks like.

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Re: Cubs Draft 2022
« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2022, 08:59:39 pm »
I wasn't dumping on the pick.  In my opinion, the Cubs drafts have gotten better each year since 2019, and I have no reason to think that I have more information about the draft than the Cubs Front Office has.

That being said, I would have taken Cam Collier.

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Re: Cubs Draft 2022
« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2022, 09:28:14 pm »
Disappointing that there wasn't a player from Little Rock Bible College worth gam bling on this year.

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Re: Cubs Draft 2022
« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2022, 09:30:46 pm »
That will never take the place of Slippery Rock Teachers College.

papa smurf

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Re: Cubs Draft 2022
« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2022, 09:49:39 pm »
so who do you think we will take with our next pick.