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Just now, BohKnowsBmore said:

 

Perhaps a Kelley or Witt will be there at top of 2nd?

Why wouldn't you pick him here and hope Westburg drops?

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2 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

So where are the "savings" going to go?

Looks like the whole pool won’t be spent. 
 

Unless it’s pretty much all overslot from here. 

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1 minute ago, BohKnowsBmore said:

 

Perhaps a Kelley or Witt will be there at top of 2nd?

Maybe both. These picks are going quick. I assume we are going to use the $ somewhere. 

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1 minute ago, ArtVanDelay said:

Looks like the whole pool won’t be spent. 
 

Unless it’s pretty much all overslot from here. 

What would be worse, them not spending all the money or giving Kjerstad slot?

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Just now, lovetoaster said:

Maybe both. These picks are going quick. I assume we are going to use the $ somewhere. 

I've got to say it, this draft is shaping up to be a massive disapointment in my eyes.

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4 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

So where are the "savings" going to go?

Unless Kelley is telling these teams not to draft him because he isn’t signing with them. Clearly we have the most money. 

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Just now, O-The-Memories said:

I've got to say it, this draft is shaping up to be a massive disapointment in my eyes.

You've been saying it all evening.  Now you've GOT to say it.

(It's ok, I feel the same way, too).

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1 minute ago, eddie83 said:

Unless Kelley is telling these teams not to draft him because he isn’t signing with them. Clearly we have the most money. 

We had the most money before we picked Kjerstad.

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1 minute ago, eddie83 said:

Unless Kelley is telling these teams not to draft him because he isn’t signing with them. Clearly we have the most money. 

I just sensed this too.  Would you want him?  

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3 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

What would be worse, them not spending all the money or giving Kjerstad slot?

Both would be embarrassing.

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6 minutes ago, ArtVanDelay said:

Looks like the whole pool won’t be spent. 
 

Unless it’s pretty much all overslot from here. 

This is what I’m thinking 

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One of my favorite things about the MLB draft is the variances in rankings. On the MLB rankings, Jared Kelley is the best available player by far. But he’s only the fourth best available player in Kiley McDaniel’s rankings. 

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Oy. Westburg hit .294 last year (.279 in SEC games) with 6 HR. He struck out 69 times in 66 games (265 AB). In the brief 2020 season (16 games), he hit .317 with 2 HR and 15 Ks (66 AB). I don't know what to say other than this is not anything resembling an overslot.

We took two high strikeout, swing and miss guys from the same conference as Martin, who didn't strike out and hit .424 with more walks than strikeouts.  How many times have you asked yourself, "I wish our prospects didn't have the 'he strikes out too much and needs better control of the strike zone' label? Well, we added two guys that K a lot. Kjerstad had a 33% chase percentage. In college. How will that go when he faces pitchers throwing 5 MPH harder, with better breaking balls and command? 

 

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I'd like to take this moment to remind you all about Moose Milligan's Ultimate Draft Strategy ™ that I came up with last year:

We should be taking pitchers every pick (Yes, I know I wanted Martin but I would have been happy with Lacy)  Every round.  On their days off, they're playing in the field.  Maybe some of them can turn out to be hitters but I'm pretty sure if you draft 40 pitchers every year you'll get one or two that'll be pretty good.

 

 

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