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2020 MLB Draft Order: O's will be picking at #2, #30, #39, #76...

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18 minutes ago, Luke-OH said:

If I was picking today, that’d be my choice. 

How do you compare him and Cole Wilcox? Wilcox is actually a freshman(going to be a draft-eligible sophmore) , and Emerson had similar struggles as a freshman, I wonder if age would be a factor. 

Also does Torkelson look like he's first base only? Or is there a chance at the outfield?

Obviously HSers we won't know too much about until next year, was just curious.

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2 hours ago, Spl51 said:

How do you compare him and Cole Wilcox? Wilcox is actually a freshman(going to be a draft-eligible sophmore) , and Emerson had similar struggles as a freshman, I wonder if age would be a factor. 

Also does Torkelson look like he's first base only? Or is there a chance at the outfield?

Obviously HSers we won't know too much about until next year, was just curious.

Emerson has less relief risk than Wilcox IMO, I like the command and arm action better. I'm not sure about Torkelson in the OF, haven't really watched him play defense much. 

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Updated after last night's (Thursday 5/30/19) games:

        TEAM        RECORD  WIN%  GB    
1     Orioles         17-39     .304     ----    
2     Royals          19-37     .339    2.0   
3     Marlins        19-35     .352    3.0

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Doubt that a high school first baseman would be in play for us at our most likely #1 pick, but hopefully it pushes more talent down for us. Pretty sure we get a competitive balance pick A next year too.

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On 5/31/2019 at 6:48 PM, Cy Bundy said:

This news excites me, I imagine he will contend for the top spot in next years class, then we can draft Brady House, Vasil, or Kumar in 2021.

 

 

Let me see him use a wood bat, then I'll have a better idea of his power.

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54 minutes ago, Satyr3206 said:

Let me see him use a wood bat, then I'll have a better idea of his power.

His power is real, he takes a pro batting practice with wood bats.  He's a first baseman, probably not a good one, probably a 40 runner, maxed body. I don't think he'll be in serious contention for 1-1. 

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21 hours ago, Luke-OH said:

His power is real, he takes a pro batting practice with wood bats.  He's a first baseman, probably not a good one, probably a 40 runner, maxed body. I don't think he'll be in serious contention for 1-1. 

Can a body really be maxed at age 16?

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4 minutes ago, Greg Pappas said:

Updated the OP with this> The O's will be receiving a Competitive Balance Round A selection in 2020, which will likely be around pick 35.

Good year to have a deep draft

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