Re: Looks LiKe We Are Currently in 7th Position in the draft
posted at 9/30/2012 10:35 AM EDT
In response to makonikyman's comment:
In response to southpaw777's comment:
Ive been looking at possible draft prospects for the Sox. Do you think they will go for another college pitcher or the best position player available? We need another 1b with some power in the system. Shaw is about it. Dont say Gomez either. Career AAAA guys dont count...
It all depends south. A lot of variables will come into play. For example, last yr the astr,o wanted to take Appel 1st, but Boras wanted the full slot. (7.2m) they opted to take the kid Correa and gave him 4m, with the savings they were able to snag McCullers who slipped to 41st pk and pay him 2.5m. (well over that slot) . So let's say the same thing happens this yr. Boras wants full slot 1st pick for Appel. And the sox get a supp pick for Papi. They could work out a deal with Boras before the draft and promise him the 7.2m by packaging the bonus money for pk 7, as well as their supp pk, and 2nd rnd pk to get him. Then with those later pk,s they will just draft under slot guys ( players with high upside that were maybe projected to go a little later) . People think Appel is out of reach, but he,s not. As of right now( and a lot will change between now and June) it looks like a VERY deep draft for coll arms. There,s a lefty out of Indiana st who has shot up the boards to number 1 , after him you ve got Stankel from Ark 2, Appel is 4, and Stewart from Fl is 6. There will be 3 or 4 kid high upside hs athletes ( like Correa and Buxton) who will go early and sign for under slot. Personally, if we get a chance to grab one of those coll arms it,s a no brainier. There is no coll bat like Zunnino out thewho that I see anyway.
Just reading on some of the probable players to be drafted next year. I saw a lot of pitchers like you said, but I took notice in a kid named Kris Bryant. Hes listed as a 3b, but as I read more articles about him realized that 1b was a very realistic option as well. Hes got lots of power, solid defense and shows some patience at the plate. Like all young players he will have to work on getting used to seeing more offspeed stuff in professional ball, But at 6'5 215 and power from the right side he could be our man.
Id honestly like to stay away from HS pitchers in the early rounds as id like to see them build up some more advanced arms so the road to MLB isnt as long. 3 pitchers I like are Bobby Wahl out of Ole Miss.. Crawford from Florida and Trevor Williams from AZ St.
I like the obvious Appel and Stanek, but I think the other 3 are more of a possibility.