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2020 Round 4 (103): Coby Mayo - 3B - (HS)(Marjory Stoneman Douglas)

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3 minutes ago, SteveA said:

And if we had a mid to late first round pick, that plan might be more palatable.   You don't get a #2 pick all that often, hate to not get full value out of it.   We consoled ourselves that suffering through at 108 loss season would at least get us a special player who could jumpstart the rebuild.   Well, I don't think it did now.   Best case we got a much better 4th round pick longterm than most, but we didn't come out of this draft with a top-5 player and that means the suffering of last season was for naught IMO.

Don’t worry.  We’ll have more top 5 picks in the coming years.

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3 minutes ago, SteveA said:

And if we had a mid to late first round pick, that plan might be more palatable.   You don't get a #2 pick all that often, hate to not get full value out of it.   We consoled ourselves that suffering through at 108 loss season would at least get us a special player who could jumpstart the rebuild.   Well, I don't think it did now.   Best case we got a much better 4th round pick longterm than most, but we didn't come out of this draft with a top-5 player and that means the suffering of last season was for naught IMO.

We’ll see if he’s a top 5 player.    We don’t know that he isn’t.    Just that a lot of draft analysts didn’t think so.    Elias probably felt otherwise, even if he wouldn’t have slotted him at no. 2.

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7 minutes ago, SteveA said:

And if we had a mid to late first round pick, that plan might be more palatable.   You don't get a #2 pick all that often, hate to not get full value out of it.   We consoled ourselves that suffering through at 108 loss season would at least get us a special player who could jumpstart the rebuild.   Well, I don't think it did now.   Best case we got a much better 4th round pick longterm than most, but we didn't come out of this draft with a top-5 player and that means the suffering of last season was for naught IMO.

I don’t think the plan last year was to be the 2nd worst team in baseball. Regardless, Elias was in the position to take a player he wanted most and hopefully he’s being somewhat honest and did so.

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39 minutes ago, Enjoy Terror said:

What’s his signability?

I have been told there is plenty of money for him.

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1 minute ago, Frobby said:

We’ll see if he’s a top 5 player.    We don’t know that he isn’t.    Just that a lot of draft analysts didn’t think so.    Elias probably felt otherwise, even if he wouldn’t have slotted him at no. 2.

All I know is whenever people on here start talking about losses being good because they might get us a one of a kind player, or charting the "race" for the #1 pick like it's a pennant race, I'm going to be giving them a great big middle finger.   Because I don't think we got what you should get out of the #2 overall pick.   Maybe through some kind of equation Elias can make a case that the dropoff in value from a normal #2 is compensated by getting Mayo when we did.   But to me, a #2 overall should be someone that we can dream about being a huge impact player, at least until reality and the law of averages hits us in the face after a few years.   Now someone who has what appears to be significant holes in his game.

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2 minutes ago, SteveA said:

All I know is whenever people on here start talking about losses being good because they might get us a one of a kind player, or charting the "race" for the #1 pick like it's a pennant race, I'm going to be giving them a great big middle finger.   Because I don't think we got what you should get out of the #2 overall pick.   Maybe through some kind of equation Elias can make a case that the dropoff in value from a normal #2 is compensated by getting Mayo when we did.   But to me, a #2 overall should be someone that we can dream about being a huge impact player, at least until reality and the law of averages hits us in the face after a few years.   Now someone who has what appears to be significant holes in his game.

In reading everything about players in this draft I don’t see anything that anyone is a once in a lifetime player in this draft. 

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6 minutes ago, survivedc said:

I don’t think the plan last year was to be the 2nd worst team in baseball. Regardless, Elias was in the position to take a player he wanted most and hopefully he’s being somewhat honest and did so.

Yeah those pesky Tigers got in the way of the plan.

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8 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

Well here is your first overslot guy. Big High school right-handed power hitter with a power arm. This is where the Orioles money comes in handy because few team would have been able to buy him outta of his college commitment at this point. Reportedly has a $1.5 to $2 million number to buy him outta of his Florida commitment. His price tag is most likely was why he's still available in the 4th round. That and the fact that his swing can be a bit inconsistent. Had an exit velocity of 107 MPH in game this year and can put up some light tower power already at a young age.

Moves well enough that if his footwork doesn't come around at 3B, he can be moved to RF to take advantage of his hose. May have as much upside as Kjerstad. 

This is a guy to be excited about.



 

Where do you think he would have gone without the commitment?

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8 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

Well here is your first overslot guy. Big High school right-handed power hitter with a power arm. This is where the Orioles money comes in handy because few team would have been able to buy him outta of his college commitment at this point. Reportedly has a $1.5 to $2 million number to buy him outta of his Florida commitment. His price tag is most likely was why he's still available in the 4th round. That and the fact that his swing can be a bit inconsistent. Had an exit velocity of 107 MPH in game this year and can put up some light tower power already at a young age.

Moves well enough that if his footwork doesn't come around at 3B, he can be moved to RF to take advantage of his hose. May have as much upside as Kjerstad. 

This is a guy to be excited about.



 

Wow.  I feel like we've been watching a mystery that didn't all make much sense, and now the loose ends are tied together in a very satisfying way.  

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11 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Where do you think he would have gone without the commitment?

His reported number would be late 1st round, early second.

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