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With theeee-uh first pick the Baltimore Orioles select....?

With theeee-uh first pick the Baltimore Orioles select....?  

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  1. 1. Pick 1, 1 will be, and why?

    • HS SS Bobby Witt Jr
      24
    • Oregon St C Adley Rutschman
      22


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1 hour ago, JohnD said:

Who would you take and why?

I voted for the catcher. I think a player that has gone through college ball has a step up on a high school player. IMO 

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My vote is neither. It will be someone who will sign for cheaper who was predicted to be taken late first round/early second round. 

 

Im kidding, I don't know. It seems like many more candidates will pop up before next June.

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Reason I asked was because the consensus now is that it’s these two and then a noticeable gap between the second and third pick.  It’s chatter you don’t normally get this early in the process.

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2 minutes ago, JohnD said:

Reason I asked was because the consensus now is that it’s these two and then a noticeable gap between the second and third pick.  It’s chatter you don’t normally get this early in the process.

I still think that if Witt's last name was Brown he wouldn't be talked about near as much.

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Is anyone aware as to whether anyone has looked at this: do drafted catchers who caught for three or four years in college tend to wear out sooner, and have shorter professional careers behind the plate, because they start their professional careers at a later age and after additional wear and tear from catching in college?

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2 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

I still think that if Witt's last name was Brown he wouldn't be talked about near as much.

Bobby Witt had a long career and baseball fans know him, that said he wasn’t Roger Clemens. 

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34 minutes ago, spiritof66 said:

Is anyone aware as to whether anyone has looked at this: do drafted catchers who caught for three or four years in college tend to wear out sooner, and have shorter professional careers behind the plate, because they start their professional careers at a later age and after additional wear and tear from catching in college?

Wouldn't that presumably be offset by them needing less time in the minors?  

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