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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2015, 09:20:19 pm »
Ferguson? He took an extended period of time off but has given an inning I think twice now in midweek games without control issues.

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2015, 09:47:54 pm »
Ole Miss is down. They need to do a better job recruiting.

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« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2015, 10:22:15 pm »
UTs in the same boat.

They did win tonight though.

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2015, 10:26:26 pm »
UT should work on their relationship with Farragut. That alone would help them quite a bit.

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2015, 10:47:11 pm »
Ferguson? He took an extended period of time off but has given an inning I think twice now in midweek games without control issues.

I think it was Ferguson. 

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« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2015, 11:32:59 pm »
You're exactly right Dave.

Delmonico had a Farragut connection and his son Nick even went there.

We also have Walters State community college close by and they have more players drafted than UT every year and are usually a top 5 juco program every year.

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2015, 09:05:18 am »
Walters is on a 27 game winning streak right now. They are a machine.


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« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2015, 01:53:11 pm »
Keith Law put up a top 50 draft prospect list a few days ago:

Three SSs top his list (B. Rodgers, Kevin Newman (AZ), and Swanson, in order.

Dillon Tate is #4 and top pitcher.

Allard #5.

Ian Happ #6. 

7. Bregman  8. W. Buehler  9. Funkhauser  10. Nikorak

Law not a big fan of Nate Kirby--has him at #19. 

Matuella at #15 and Aiken at #25. Guess there is worry that Aiken's TJS a bit different than other TJS guys. 

Daz Cameron at #11.

Ian Happ has started the season (157 PAs) at 397-519-719, 10 homers, with 33 walks (and 31 Ks). So, appears he's moving up the boards.  Given Cubs' interest in position players in first round, wonder if Happ might be serious consideration for Cubs, if he lasts to #9.  Law says he has a chance to stay at 2B as a passable defensive 2B but wonder if Cubs might be okay with drafting him as a LFer, depending on progress Bryant and Schwarber make defensively at their positions.  Know more about that by early June?  In any case, Happ is a switch-hitter with very good hit tool.  Yeah, Cubs probably nab an upside pitcher but if they really like an advanced college bat, who knows.
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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2015, 02:10:51 pm »
I want that Matt Carpenter/Mark Grace type hitter.  The guy who may not be as productive overall as some of your other hitters, but whose performance is less likely to be diminished by facing top pitching as some others.

Game 7 of the World Series.  Eighth inning.  Game tied.  Runner in scoring position.  You need a single against MLB's most dominant late-inning reliever.  We need a guy with that top end hand-eye coordination.  A guy with no fear of hitting with two strikes.  A left handed hitter, if you please.

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2015, 02:31:13 pm »
LaSTELLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2015, 05:21:20 pm »
Keith Law put up a top 50 draft prospect list a few days ago:

Three SSs top his list (B. Rodgers, Kevin Newman (AZ), and Swanson, in order.

Dillon Tate is #4 and top pitcher.

Allard #5.

Ian Happ #6. 

7. Bregman  8. W. Buehler 9. Funkhauser  10. Nikorak

Law not a big fan of Nate Kirby--has him at #19. 

Matuella at #15 and Aiken at #25. Guess there is worry that Aiken's TJS a bit different than other TJS guys. 

Daz Cameron at #11.

Ian Happ has started the season (157 PAs) at 397-519-719, 10 homers, with 33 walks (and 31 Ks). So, appears he's moving up the boards.  Given Cubs' interest in position players in first round, wonder if Happ might be serious consideration for Cubs, if he lasts to #9.  Law says he has a chance to stay at 2B as a passable defensive 2B but wonder if Cubs might be okay with drafting him as a LFer, depending on progress Bryant and Schwarber make defensively at their positions.  Know more about that by early June?  In any case, Happ is a switch-hitter with very good hit tool.  Yeah, Cubs probably nab an upside pitcher but if they really like an advanced college bat, who knows.

Kyle Funkhouser (SP - Louisville) would be the choice of the Cubs' marketing department.  He's a Chicago area kid (born & raised in Oak Forest and a grad of Oak Forest HS). They could also show some "Funkhouser" clips from Curb Your Enthusiasm on their new jumbotron in LF.  Maybe even have CYE's "Funkhouser" (Bob Einstein) throw out a 1st pitch or sing at the 7th inning stretch at a game.  Only drawback is Kyle Funkhouser is a big White Sox fan but they can downplay that just like they did with Jeff Samardzija.

http://www.gocards.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/kyle_funkhouser_837235.html


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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2015, 09:48:38 pm »
I want that Matt Carpenter/Mark Grace type hitter.  The guy who may not be as productive overall as some of your other hitters, but whose performance is less likely to be diminished by facing top pitching as some others.

Game 7 of the World Series.  Eighth inning.  Game tied.  Runner in scoring position.  You need a single against MLB's most dominant late-inning reliever.  We need a guy with that top end hand-eye coordination.  A guy with no fear of hitting with two strikes.  A left handed hitter, if you please.

Preach it!

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2015, 10:11:45 pm »
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2015-mlb-draft-rankings-april-edition/

Here is McDaniel's latest on the draft.  A whole bunch of suck.  Happ sounds interesting if he'd make it to #9.  I like Asche Russell too.

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2015, 10:42:17 pm »
I'd draft Asche Russell just for his name.

He sounds like a cool spy.

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2015, 11:12:14 am »
But it can't match Skye Bolt.  A must pick at number 9.