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I have seen him few times was pretty impressive in cws tournament.  Another outfielder though which is one position we are pretty strong at.   The sign ability might be the main reason.  Then third pick is a surprise as well.

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1 minute ago, Moose Milligan said:

I agree.  I mean, it's like the outfield version of Hobgood.

Hope the kid plays well but...man, this is extremely disappointing.

I really hope Elias and Sig and their magic fairy dust are right on this one.

He was such an unexpected pick I don't know him well enough to throw that label on him.

I loathed the Hobgood pick as soon as it was made.

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1 minute ago, Moose Milligan said:

I'm sure they have a few that they think will be there.  There's gotta be like 9 or 10 guys that they project that'll be at either spot or both for this strategy to make sense.

Man, I'm really bummed.  

But to pick this kid, here, they have to have one or two really singled out.  You don't make this move with a list 10 deep.

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2 minutes ago, Moose Milligan said:

I agree.  I mean, it's like the outfield version of Hobgood.

Hope the kid plays well but...man, this is extremely disappointing.

I really hope Elias and Sig and their magic fairy dust are right on this one.

Oh, damn. I hope he's not a Hobgood. 

Where was Hobgood projected the year we took him? I feel like he wasn't even expected to be a 1st rounder. 

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Just now, Can_of_corn said:

He was such an unexpected pick I don't know him well enough to throw that label on him.

I loathed the Hobgood pick as soon as it was made.

I've read up on him but didn't pay attention enough to think, you know, we'd actually be taking him.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

The main issue I have with this strategy is what if other teams select your overslot targets?

Those teams don’t have the money though because of their cap.  Once guy gets past about 10 it has to be a top team with big slot allotment.

 

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Just now, Can_of_corn said:

But to pick this kid, here, they have to have one or two really singled out.  You don't make this move with a list 10 deep.

Yeah, well, maybe so.  Who knows.  

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Of course I don’t hate the kid, but I hate the pick.  I’d have gone Gonzales or Veen if I wanted an under slot signing.

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