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

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1 minute ago, FlipTheBird said:

Good lord, the overreaction theater here. You’d think we passed on a Harper or Strasburg level slam dunk. Spoilers: we didn’t. Everyone take a breath.

No, we just passed on a guy with a 70 hit tool and plate discipline.  Something this organization lacks.

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1 minute ago, FlipTheBird said:

Good lord, the overreaction theater here. You’d think we passed on a Harper or Strasburg level slam dunk. Spoilers: we didn’t. Everyone take a breath.

Don't you know that consensus draft order of online publications is the best predictor for major league success. You never see a guy drafted behind another guy ever become the better player. It never happens. 

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I’m happy with this guy, his power from his legs/lower half is such a developable skill.....if they can’t have Torkelson’s. Strangely, the most games on SEC Channel when I watched was Arkansas so I’ve seen him hit a few times already.  He’s a bopper.  
More than that I saw A Martin as a less than ideal fit for this group.  

 

It’s so far from who these guys will be that it’s all speculation anyway.  Mostly, there’s even more excitement for who they’ll pull with the next two.  I don’t want to wait until tomorrow...

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6 minutes ago, O-The-Memories said:

I'm disgusted by this pick. You have the most money to spend, have a chance to get a guy like Martin, or even a top pitcher, and you get a guy that has questionable plate discipline, and doesn't fill a position of need. Elias tried to out think everyone and if signability was an issue there were still better picks. Why try to get the best available at 30 by missing out on any number of consensus picks that were rated higher? 

Nobody should like this pick. 

Except Kjerstad, he should be thrilled.

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Just now, Legend_Of_Joey said:

Who will be hated more in Baltimore:

Cito Gaston or Austin Martin?

I don't see why any fans should hate Martin.

How is he at fault?

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The pick also makes a disillusioned fanbase even more upset. I wouldn't have this kind of reaction if we picked Lacy, Martin, or even Gonzalez. You could justify those picks if Martin had demanded too much money. We have the most money in the draft pool! I want the best players available, not a chance at "stealing" the 18th best prospect at 30. There is so much more value with the second rated pick. 

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Just now, Can_of_corn said:

I don't see why any fans should hate Martin.

How is he at fault?

If he turns into Mike Trout 2.0, I could see a bunch of “what if” anger boiling up in people.

But, to be fair, I’ll re ask this:

Cito Gaston or Mike Elias?

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1 minute ago, O-The-Memories said:

The pick also makes a disillusioned fanbase even more upset. I wouldn't have this kind of reaction if we picked Lacy, Martin, or even Gonzalez. You could justify those picks if Martin had demanded too much money. We have the most money in the draft pool! I want the best players available, not a chance at "stealing" the 18th best prospect at 30. There is so much more value with the second rated pick. 

Winner.

 

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Here’s a question — for all of us disappointed in the Kjerstad pick, who (within reason) would we have to get at #30 and #39 to make the strategy worthwhile? 

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Originally I wanted Gonzalez and then it became a Torkelson vs Martin show. Do you think Elias can spell our guys name?

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