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O's 2020 MLB Draft Chat: Picking #2/30/39/74

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44 minutes ago, Greg Pappas said:

I'm still excited to see how Illinois prep SS Ed Howard does this season, as he has the skill-set to rush into the top tier of R1.  Coming into the season, there hasn't been a lot of hype regarding the HS class, but maybe Howard or another prep gains serious helium leading up to the draft. That's be cool. 

I live in Chicago and will try to get to at least one of his games. Will definitely post video if/when I do. 

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1 hour ago, joelala said:

I live in Chicago and will try to get to at least one of his games. Will definitely post video if/when I do. 

That'd be sweet.

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3 hours ago, Spl51 said:

Our best hope is that the Tigers become enamored with Torkelson and Martin falls to us, but from everything I've read it's gonna take a lot for the Tigers not to pick Martin.

I've been scouting a lot of player who could be available for us to pick in the 30 and 39 range. Hoping to make a list of preferred candidates soon. Keep in mind it's a lot harder to gauge which high school players would be available there though, and this would not account for any underslot/overslot shenanigans. 

I'd be very happy to take Tork. Sure, it's always preferable to take a player that mans a more demanding defensive position, but getting a great weapon to be your likely future #4 hitter for many years to come is a great consolation prize.  Those 30 and 39 picks are definitely going to be interesting.  I look forward to reading your takes on the list of guys in that late 1st / early 2nd (25-50 maybe?) range.

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Fun (I believe to be a ) fact: The Orioles have NEVER drafted a 1st baseman in the First Round of the Draft.  The closest we have taken would be Billy Rowell, who was drafted as a HS 3rd-baseman in 2006, and supplemental pick Ryan Mountcastle, a HS SS.
Eddie Murray was a 3rd rounder in 1973.

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On 3/1/2020 at 7:02 PM, Greg Pappas said:

Fun (I believe to be a ) fact: The Orioles have NEVER drafted a 1st baseman in the First Round of the Draft.  The closest we have taken would be Billy Rowell, who was drafted as a HS 3rd-baseman in 2006, and supplemental pick Ryan Mountcastle, a HS SS.
Eddie Murray was a 3rd rounder in 1973.

I would add in Brandon Snyder as well, drafted as a HS catcher, but who was thought to be an eventual 3rd baseman or 1st baseman. By his first full season at Delmarva he was pretty much a full-time first baseman.

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1 minute ago, MurphDogg said:

I would add in Brandon Snyder as well, drafted as a HS catcher, but who was thought to be an eventual 3rd baseman or 1st baseman. By his first full season at Delmarva he was pretty much a full-time first baseman.

Wasn't it a shoulder injury that cemented the move?

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1 hour ago, MurphDogg said:

I would add in Brandon Snyder as well, drafted as a HS catcher, but who was thought to be an eventual 3rd baseman or 1st baseman. By his first full season at Delmarva he was pretty much a full-time first baseman.

Good catch.  No pun intended, but I imagine none was taken. LOL! 😁

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Whoa... Nick Gonzales is having a remarkable start to the season! 
In 48 at bats (plate appearances not given) he has 12 HR, 36 RBI, 18 BB's, 7 K's, and 4/5 in SB's!
His slash line: BA .500/OBP .652/ SLG 1.354/ OPS 2.006 !!!!

I get that he plays on the moon in NM State, but still... 

He did very well in the Cape Cod wood bat league last year, hitting .351 in 42 games, while walking 20 times and striking out 22 times. 

He'll go early in the draft, but how early is the question.  I look forward to reading the opinions of more educated folks regarding Nick's potential.

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9 hours ago, Greg Pappas said:

Whoa... Nick Gonzales is having a remarkable start to the season! 
In 48 at bats (plate appearances not given) he has 12 HR, 36 RBI, 18 BB's, 7 K's, and 4/5 in SB's!
His slash line: BA .500/OBP .652/ SLG 1.354/ OPS 2.006 !!!!

I get that he plays on the moon in NM State, but still... 

He did very well in the Cape Cod wood bat league last year, hitting .351 in 42 games, while walking 20 times and striking out 22 times. 

He'll go early in the draft, but how early is the question.  I look forward to reading the opinions of more educated folks regarding Nick's potential.

I’m not an expert, but I absolutely love Gonzalez. His swing is a thing of fundamental beauty, no wasted movement. For me, I’m ecstatic if we get either him or Tork. 
 

 

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Pitching wins championships.  You need starters to neutralize the powerhouse lineups of NY, Bos, and Tor.    I'd lean toward Lacy or Hancock at this point.   

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Pitching does win championships, but the attrition rate for pitchers is higher, so I lean towards an elite bat. But I would be happy with Lacy. I don’t want Hancock at #2. 

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51 minutes ago, joelala said:

Pitching does win championships, but the attrition rate for pitchers is higher, so I lean towards an elite bat. But I would be happy with Lacy. I don’t want Hancock at #2. 

Any reason why? Have you watched both of them? I would take the pitcher who has above average command now vs the guy who has below average command at the same velocity and age 9 times out of 10.

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