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Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby TonyIBI » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:00 pm

Let's break away from the pre-draft thread with an official thread to talk about the picks (and I guess pre-draft news).
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby TonyIBI » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:01 pm

I don't care what Law and others say....I have very good intel they plan to take a risk and go for upside/ceiling with the first pick. THe one caveat with that though is they are selecting #8, so there is a chance that all of their high upside guys they are considering with the #8 pick are gone and they do turn to a college arm. But, even if that happens, they will continue to draft BPA and I hear will really look to be extremely aggressive late in the draft.
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby A.Zajac » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:11 pm

Andrew Z. (Struthers, OH): Archie Bradley to Baltimore seems to be gaining some steam. Is there still a chance he lands in Cleveland?

Kevin Goldstein: Still a chance! But yes, that's gaining serious steam.
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby Hermie13 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:13 pm

So what's the line on Burch Smith this year? 3rd round? over/under/push?
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby entertheshoe » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:15 pm

TonyIPI wrote:I don't care what Law and others say....I have very good intel they plan to take a risk and go for upside/ceiling with the first pick. THe one caveat with that though is they are selecting #8, so there is a chance that all of their high upside guys they are considering with the #8 pick are gone and they do turn to a college arm. But, even if that happens, they will continue to draft BPA and I hear will really look to be extremely aggressive late in the draft.


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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby Falcons115 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:17 pm

Would this be the 3rd year in a row on Burch Smith if they took him? Sorry didn't pay much attention to the draft after the 1st day before last year, now i learned my lesson.
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby A.Zajac » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:23 pm

I LOVE this reply..

Andrew Z. (Struthers, OH): If Archie Bradley does land in Baltimore, does Cleveland go safe with a guy like Jed Bradley or do they break trend and draft a guy like Lindor?

Kevin Goldstein: It's a great question. They'll need ownership approval to spend big, so it's hard to say. I'd love Archie there, but would hate Jed.
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby TonyIBI » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:28 pm

Yes, the Burch SMith watch is on. Would not be surprised to see him as our #2 pick.
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby Hermie13 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:29 pm

Falcons115 wrote:Would this be the 3rd year in a row on Burch Smith if they took him? Sorry didn't pay much attention to the draft after the 1st day before last year, now i learned my lesson.


Correct....49th round in 09, 20th round last year. Seems like a yearly tradition now lol :drinks:
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby Falcons115 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:30 pm

one question, what does everybody think of Purke? i mean he was consensus top pick before this year, has he fallen so far he may be available at #47?
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby A.Zajac » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:31 pm

Hermie13 wrote:
Falcons115 wrote:Would this be the 3rd year in a row on Burch Smith if they took him? Sorry didn't pay much attention to the draft after the 1st day before last year, now i learned my lesson.


Correct....49th round in 09, 20th round last year. Seems like a yearly tradition now lol :drinks:


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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby TonyIBI » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:32 pm

Falcons115 wrote:one question, what does everybody think of Purke? i mean he was consensus top pick before this year, has he fallen so far he may be available at #47?


Yeah, heard he may not go to second or at best 1st supplemental.
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby Hermie13 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:33 pm

TonyIPI wrote:Yes, the Burch SMith watch is on. Would not be surprised to see him as our #2 pick.


I have him pegged in the 2nd round too...though holding out hope he's there round 3 and they wait and grab someone that falls out of the sandwich round (possibly Purke?).
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby Rocky55 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:34 pm

Hermie13 wrote:So what's the line on Burch Smith this year? 3rd round? over/under/push?

Have to ask JP, he's the board expert on Burch Smith.
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby Hermie13 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:38 pm

A.Zajac wrote:
Hermie13 wrote:
Falcons115 wrote:Would this be the 3rd year in a row on Burch Smith if they took him? Sorry didn't pay much attention to the draft after the 1st day before last year, now i learned my lesson.


Correct....49th round in 09, 20th round last year. Seems like a yearly tradition now lol :drinks:


Not sure anyone would be happier than you, Hermie! :s_thumbsup


ha, yeah it's JP not me that has the Burch Smith man crush. I would love to grab him though. Now if Lindor is our 1st pick.... :drinks:
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby Falcons115 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:41 pm

i wouldn't be mad at Lindor at #8, as long as Bradley, Starling, Bauer, Rendon, Hultzen, and Bundy are all gone
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby jellis » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:41 pm

TonyIPI wrote:
Falcons115 wrote:one question, what does everybody think of Purke? i mean he was consensus top pick before this year, has he fallen so far he may be available at #47?


Yeah, heard he may not go to second or at best 1st supplemental.


mechanics, loss of velocity, and high price means he might not go in the first or second round
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby Falcons115 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:46 pm

Just checked this mock on draftsite.com, and they have Smith fall to the 4th round at #147, yeah i cant see that happening
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby Rocky55 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:52 pm

MLB Network has a draft preview show starting at 6:00.
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby A.Zajac » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:39 pm

keithlaw: Among last-minute rumors ... Seattle might still take Lindor, Royals might now take Starling, Orioles on Jed Bradley.

Then you have...

JonathanMayoB3: Feeling a bit better about Cole-Rendon-Bauer-Hultzen start to the #mlbdraft. Nothing set in stone, but hopeful.

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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby Hermie13 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:40 pm

My lil 5 rounder for the Tribe for what it's worth (nothing)

1. Francisco Lindor - SS, HS
2. Burch Smith - RHP, Oklahoma
3. Dante Bichette Jr - 3B/OF, HS
4. Mason Hope - RHP, HS (Archie Bradley's teammate who is legit, with 4 pitches)
5. Jason Coats - OF, TCU
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby jellis » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:43 pm

Hermie13 wrote:My lil 5 rounder for the Tribe for what it's worth (nothing)

1. Francisco Lindor - SS, HS
2. Burch Smith - RHP, Oklahoma
3. Dante Bichette Jr - 3B/OF, HS
4. Mason Hope - RHP, HS (Archie Bradley's teammate who is legit, with 4 pitches)
5. Jason Coats - OF, TCU


no chance bichette is there, he will be a sandwich pick more than likley
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby Rocky55 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:49 pm

Hermie13 wrote:My lil 5 rounder for the Tribe for what it's worth (nothing)

1. Francisco Lindor - SS, HS
2. Burch Smith - RHP, Oklahoma
3. Dante Bichette Jr - 3B/OF, HS
4. Mason Hope - RHP, HS (Archie Bradley's teammate who is legit, with 4 pitches)
5. Jason Coats - OF, TCU

Like it hermie, even though not a Lindor fan. Better than those college pitchers though.

I'd like to get Will Lamb & Jake Cave.
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby A.Zajac » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:51 pm

I feel like a little kid on Christmas..
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby A.Zajac » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:52 pm

Buster_ESPN By the way: If Arizona takes Bauer at No. 3, there is a chance he will pitch in the big leagues this year.

Now that's interesting.
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby jellis » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:53 pm

A.Zajac wrote:Buster_ESPN By the way: If Arizona takes Bauer at No. 3, there is a chance he will pitch in the big leagues this year.

Now that's interesting.



I call BS, Buster is out of his area of knowledge I feel
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby Hermie13 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:56 pm

jellis wrote:
Hermie13 wrote:My lil 5 rounder for the Tribe for what it's worth (nothing)

1. Francisco Lindor - SS, HS
2. Burch Smith - RHP, Oklahoma
3. Dante Bichette Jr - 3B/OF, HS
4. Mason Hope - RHP, HS (Archie Bradley's teammate who is legit, with 4 pitches)
5. Jason Coats - OF, TCU


no chance bichette is there, he will be a sandwich pick more than likley


meh, heard him mentioned there, but then again not a top 100 guy. Could easily see him fall to the late 3rd/early 4th.
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby Rocky55 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:58 pm

Anyone see the HS vid of Manny on the preview show? Kid looked like an athlete.

Two other things:

I like John Hart better than anyone in baseball.

Don Zimmer's head is starting to look like a pumpkin.
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby Tondo » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:00 pm

Let's start this :drinks:

Too bad we just have 1 pick tonight..but tomorrow is the Nerds-day anyway :wacko: That's where drafts REALLY get decided imho
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby A.Zajac » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:01 pm

Here we go. Can't wait.
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby jellis » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:05 pm

Baez seems to be the hotest name right now in terms of late upward movement
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby A.Zajac » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:06 pm

Let's go Pittsburgh.. we all know what you're going to do. No wonder why us Clevelanders hate that damn city..
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby Rocky55 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:06 pm

pburgh has all year to decide & they use the whole 5 min.
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby Falcons115 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:07 pm

how many rounds are tonight? i thought there was like 3-4?
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby jellis » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:07 pm

Falcons115 wrote:how many rounds are tonight? i thought there was like 3-4?


first and sandwich thats it
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby Tondo » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:08 pm

Rocky55 wrote:pburgh has all year to decide & they use the whole 5 min.


Dont get this 5min window anyway...it's not like they are allowed to trade the pick

Cole it is...
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby jellis » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:08 pm

Rocky55 wrote:pburgh has all year to decide & they use the whole 5 min.


every team will
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby Rocky55 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:08 pm

Cole; what a shock.
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby A.Zajac » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:09 pm

Please tell me the MLB network isn't comparing Cole to Clemens... :wacko:
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby TonyIBI » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:10 pm

One round tonight, including the first round supplemental.

Gotta say when watching that Starling spot on MLB Network, wow, I came away impressed with his athleticism. Sizemore 2.0 but with an arm?
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby Rocky55 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:10 pm

jellis wrote:
Rocky55 wrote:pburgh has all year to decide & they use the whole 5 min.


every team will

If I was on the clock & Bundy was there, I'd run up to the podium. :clapping:
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby Hermie13 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:12 pm

TonyIPI wrote:One round tonight, including the first round supplemental.

Gotta say when watching that Starling spot on MLB Network, wow, I came away impressed with his athleticism. Sizemore 2.0 but with an arm?


Been compared to Carl Crawford a lot, but Grady may be a better (since he has more pop).
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby A.Zajac » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:13 pm

Hultzen!?
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby Hermie13 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:13 pm

o wow....Rendon on the board still
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby Rocky55 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:14 pm

If that was Rendon's dad, he doesn't have the good body genes.
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby jellis » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:14 pm

holy crap
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby GeronimoSon » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:14 pm

Wow.. I didn't think the M's would have the cajones to pass up Rendon.. but a fine selection with Hultzen.. He's a really good kid, smart and has superior command. Good pick..
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby A.Zajac » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:15 pm

Didn't see this coming... Rendon could fall now.
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby Rocky55 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:15 pm

A.Zajac wrote:Hultzen!?

Dumb.
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Re: Official 2011 MLB Draft thread

Postby JP_Frost » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:16 pm

I still think we'll end up picking from the group of guys we've discussed all day. Just the same names going to different teams in the top 6.
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