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I've not followed the draft as closely as I would like, but if for whatever reason the Tigers don't draft Torkelson, is it simply given that the Orioles will have to?

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4 minutes ago, Enjoy Terror said:

I've not followed the draft as closely as I would like, but if for whatever reason the Tigers don't draft Torkelson, is it simply given that the Orioles will have to?

I don't think so. There are some questions about his pure hit tool and his limits as a somewhat small right-handed hitting 1B. That said, it seems likely he would still be the pick.

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2 hours ago, Moose Milligan said:

I don't really see the problem with that. But I also like to go to polo matches and horse races.  I wish I was a Wahoo but I went to lowly GMU. :( 

Don't be so down on yourself, George Washington is a pretty decent school! 😉

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53 minutes ago, weams said:

A lot of Betts comps. 

I'll be surprised if Betts is a good comp for Austin Martin.   I don't think he has Betts arm, speed or power.  IMO Dustin Pedroia is a better comp.

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11 minutes ago, wildcard said:

I'll be surprised if Betts is a good comp for Austin Martin.   I don't think he has Betts arm, speed or power.  IMO Dustin Pedroia is a better comp.

Dustin Pedroia is 5 feet 5 inches tall.

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1 minute ago, wildcard said:

and Betts is 5' 9".

And Martin is a square six. So is Javy Baez. Another comp I've heard multiple times.

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3 minutes ago, SteveA said:

Martin agreed to terms with the Blue Jays.   Bonus amount not known yet.

Wonder if they are going to put him on the 60?

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17 hours ago, SteveA said:

Martin agreed to terms with the Blue Jays.   Bonus amount not known yet.

How much do you think he got?  Anything over 6.7m will make this the second highest bonus player.   The #5 slot is 6.18m.    The Jays can probably go to 6.9m without losing a draft pick but they has to pay at least a 75% tax for everything over slot.   But Boras probably cost him money with his demands for the rumored 8.4m #1 slot money demand.    It seems unlikely that Martin got the 7.8m #2 slot money.

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4 minutes ago, wildcard said:

How much do you think he got?  Anything over 6.7m will make this the second highest bonus player.   The #5 slot is 6.18m.    The Jays can probably go to 6.9m without losing a draft pick but they has to pay at least a 75% tax for everything over slot.   But Boras probably cost him money with his demands for the rumored 8.4m #1 slot money demand.    It seems unlikely that Martin got the 7.8m #2 slot money.

What I find interesting is the deadline isn't until Aug first.  So negotiations couldn't have been that difficult given Boras' penchant for waiting to sign.

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