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Cactus

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Re: 2011 Draft
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2011, 08:59:31 am »
 This is from a local article on an upcoming NCAA regional tournament

 
New composite bats designed to make college baseball safer have taken much of the offense out of college baseball.

 
So how much slack do you give a highly thought of prospect if his numbers are down from last year?

Jes Beard

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Re: 2011 Draft
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2011, 09:20:40 am »
Look at the overall stats for the conferences using the new bats, norm them, determine the difference between last year and this year, and make the corresponding adjustments to the stats of the given player you are looking at.  Not perfect, but should be pretty close.

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Re: 2011 Draft
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2011, 09:37:18 am »
I shouldn't say Starling is absolutluy going to get drafted by KC if he is still there. I have been told by guys that follow KC area athletics that there is a lot of pressure to take him. 

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Re: 2011 Draft
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2011, 10:01:43 am »
Some mock drafts have had Starling going to the Mariners at #2.

If that happens and Pittsburgh takes a pitcher, I wonder how far Rendon would fall.

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« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2011, 12:13:18 pm »
BA draft chat with Jim Callis:

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Dan (Lansing): Do you think there is any chance Tim Wilken takes Bubba Starlin @ 9 if he's still on the board for the Cubs?


Jim Callis: Huge chance. The Cubs would jump on Starling at 9

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Re: 2011 Draft
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2011, 12:31:37 pm »
The more I've read about Starling the more I've come to like the idea of the Cubs taking him.

But I would rather they take a college hitter or pitcher.

Jes Beard

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« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2011, 12:50:33 pm »
The one thing I really dislike about him is that with Boras representing him, and based on some of Starling's comments, it appears rather unlikely that he will sign quickly enough to play anywhere this season, meaning his development will be delayed, perhaps by a full season.  That doesn't bother me much with young arms, which can easily end up overworked, but it does bother with position players, particularly those who appear to need further development of their hitting mechanics or pitch recognition.

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Re: 2011 Draft
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2011, 02:00:49 pm »
I really hope we don't take Starling.  Tom will confused walking through the stands talking to fans not knowing if they're talking about Starlin or Starling. 

Cactus

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« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2011, 02:04:47 pm »
I really hope we don't take Starling.  Tom will confused walking through the stands talking to fans not knowing if they're talking about Starlin or Starling. 
Somebody could confuse Starling and Byrd too.

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Re: 2011 Draft
« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2011, 02:15:39 pm »
Starling sounds a lot preferable to Springer.  I think I'd prefer a possible K-king is to a multi-year proven K-king.

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Re: 2011 Draft
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2011, 02:18:05 pm »
Somebody could confuse Starling and Byrd too.

We have too many Play2 wannabes.

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Re: 2011 Draft
« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2011, 04:15:28 pm »
As far as pitchers go, I'd be ecstatic if we re-drafted Sonny Gray...

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Re: 2011 Draft
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2011, 04:27:55 pm »
You'd need Gray's permission to do so.  He'd have to be a dope to grant it.

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Re: 2011 Draft
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2011, 08:52:50 pm »
Some might be interested.... I just got this email this afternoon.  I would guess anyone interested in taking part in the discussion could sign up for insidetheivey.com (I was unaware that I once did).
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Re: 2011 Draft
« Reply #29 on: June 02, 2011, 01:45:29 pm »
i'm sure scout.com will put him on IGNORE also