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  1. Much, much better athlete than Wieters. The reasonable comp and the player he is being favorably compared to is Buster Posey. The kid was also the punter and place kicker on the Beavers football team.
  2. I don't blame Manny at all for wanting to play SS. I do blame Buck and management for letting it happen. This is what happens when you let the inmates run the asylum.
  3. Deadline for Knight to sign is tomorrow (Friday) by 5:00pm. I hope we get this done. I believe Knight is the key to this draft. Hoping his tricep issue didn't cause problems with his physical.
  4. That's who I was responding about in my initial post on Rutschman. I don't believe Abel will be eligible for the draft next year. Abel was drafted by the Padres in the 35th round of the 2017 draft. The Orioles will definitely have a Top 5 pick next year, if not the #1 overall pick and Rutschman will definitely be in the conversation for the Orioles pick next year.
  5. The player to actually keep a close eye on is the Oregon St freshman catcher Adley Rutschman. He was named the College World Series MVP. He is a switch hitter being favorably compared to Buster Posey (no, not Matt Wieters). He is a stud athlete who also is the place kicker on the Oregon St football team. Many are projecting him to be a Top 5, if not the top overall pick in next year's draft. http://osubeavers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4116 https://www.mlb.com/news/early-2019-mock-mlb-draft/c-280269044
  6. Grenier is a BALLER. With his team down to their last strike, Grenier lines a single to left field to drive in the tying run in the top of the 9th against one of the best closers in college BB. Earlier in the game he also laid down a perfect safety squeeze with the bases loaded for a base hit and RBI. The kid can grind!!!!
  7. They said on the broadcast last night that his right tricep muscle has been cramping lately due to the heat and humidity. Hopefully nothing more...
  8. Plus some outstanding plays at SS. With his team up 7-6 in the top of the ninth, runner on second with no outs, Grenier, lays down a perfect sac bunt to advance the runner to 3rd. (who later scored). Also, in the 8th, he singled and later scored on a double from 1st base to tie the game at 6. The kid is definitely a ball player. I just hope he hits enough to be an every day player.
  9. Great write up Luke! One of the best articles and information I have ever seen here on the Hangout. Keep up the great work!!!
  10. Rodriguez has signed for $4.3mil. $75,000 under slot. https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2018/06/orioles-agree-to-terms-with-first-rounder-grayson-rodriguez.html
  11. Roberts, playing RF today, just hit a 3 run HR in the first game of the Super Regional against Stetson and the #14 overall pick in this year's draft Logan Gilbert.
  12. As others have noted, I think we have to wait a few years before getting a true grade for this draft, not just who we sign and for how much money.
  13. With only two teams, the Cubs and Astros, receiving worse grades (C).
  14. Sounds like he's a backup plan in case someone like Knight asks for an outrageous amount of money. And as others have mentioned Knight really doesn't have much leverage to ask for a lot more than slot. I don't see our first two picks asking or getting overslot so I'm not sure who else would command more money.
  15. Awesome! Can't wait to hear his thoughts. Perhaps we can start a "gofundme" page to bridge the gap between his slot and asking price. 😉
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