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Btw, credit to Duq and his staff for this pick.  He wasn’t someone that most had on the radar there but they obviously loved something about him and that has proven out to be true.

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From the currently ongoing Szymborski chat.

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Odds Grayson Rodriguez is the best pitching prospect in baseball?
 
Dan Szymborski
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It's POSSIBLE. Gore's been wild and blistery but I'm not knocking him down quite yet

 

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1 hour ago, Sports Guy said:

Btw, credit to Duq and his staff for this pick.  He wasn’t someone that most had on the radar there but they obviously loved something about him and that has proven out to be true.

I remembered the boards reaction to the pick when it happened, but yesterday I wanted to refresh  my memory so I went back to the pick in the Amateur Draft section.

People were mostly not happy.  A lot of comparisons to Hobgood in terms of the "reach".  If anyone's curious to read through, it's page 9 I believe.

Needless to say, it seems very apparent Rajisch did well with this pick.  

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4 minutes ago, Mooreisbetter27 said:

I remembered the boards reaction to the pick when it happened, but yesterday I wanted to refresh  my memory so I went back to the pick in the Amateur Draft section.

People were mostly not happy.  A lot of comparisons to Hobgood in terms of the "reach".  If anyone's curious to read through, it's page 9 I believe.

Needless to say, it seems very apparent Rajisch did well with this pick.  

I honestly can't remember what my reaction was.  IIRC, I think I wanted them to take Liberatore, who many felt would be a much higher pick but fell due to sign ability concerns.

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1 hour ago, Sports Guy said:

I honestly can't remember what my reaction was.  IIRC, I think I wanted them to take Liberatore, who many felt would be a much higher pick but fell due to sign ability concerns.

I’m pretty sure I made a comment that Rajsich had gone out on a limb, as his predecessor did with Hobgood, and he would be judged on that pick.    There’s nothing wrong with going with someone you prefer to the consensus picks, but if you are wrong, people won’t forget it.   Well, it appears Rajsich was right, so good for him so far.   I’ll still wait until Rodriguez is excelling in the majors before declaring that the pick was a genius move.   
 

Edit: here’s what I wrote:

“This is a Hobgoodian reach.   Rajsich’s reputation will rest on this pick, up or down.”

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I looked back where I commented and I did say I preferred Liberatore but I also said he was worthy of the selection based on talent.  I wasn’t a fan that he was a helium pick.

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5 hours ago, Flash- bd said:

Just curious, as I don't know too much about non-Orioles prospects, but what has separated him / separates him from people who are ranked similarly to him in the MLB top 100, like Matt Manning, Max Meyer, Daniel Lynch, Asa Lacey, Logan Gilbert, Emerson Hancock, and Matthew Liberatore? 

The results, the four plus pitches which he commands, and the uptick in velo this season mainly. I too am not super knowledgeable about the other top guys, but there is industry buzz that Grayson has firmly put himself in that group, maybe at the head of it. That’s what I was basing my post off of. Should have cited a source, but there’s one a few posts back and there was another a couple days ago. 

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13 minutes ago, Sports Guy said:

 

Pretty cool, fwiw. Thanks for posting. The list is behind a paywall, can anyone tell us where he comes in overall on the top 100? 
 

And I’m actually legitimately curious to  see where Sir Keith Law will rank him when he comes out with his updated list. He was far lower on Grayson than every other prognosticator if I remember correctly. 

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3 minutes ago, joelala said:

Pretty cool, fwiw. Thanks for posting. The list is behind a paywall, can anyone tell us where he comes in overall on the top 100? 
 

And I’m actually legitimately curious to  see where Sir Keith Law will rank him when he comes out with his updated list. He was far lower on Grayson than every other prognosticator if I remember correctly. 

Yea I’m behind the paywall too.  But nice to see him ascending up the list.  Jumping Gore is impressive.

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15 minutes ago, joelala said:

Pretty cool, fwiw. Thanks for posting. The list is behind a paywall, can anyone tell us where he comes in overall on the top 100? 

#2 Rutschman

#11 Rodriguez

#44 Hall

#77 Kjerstad

#89 Henderson

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9 minutes ago, UMDTerrapins said:

#2 Rutschman

#11 Rodriguez

#44 Hall

#77 Kjerstad

#89 Henderson

Beautiful.  Thanks. 
 

Surprised to see Heston even on that list, let alone above Gunnar.

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