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I think it sucks.

We need an infusion of positional talent.

And it is hard to believe that they had some of these pitchers rated higher.

I think it still comes down to not want to spend money..or at least thinking so and so wants a few hundred K more than you believe they are worth.

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Thoughts on the overwhelming majority of our picks being pitchers?

I have to agree with you. With the state of our offense, the lack of depth of positional talent in the minors I have to wonder. We need some bats there Joe...C'MON!

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Yeah this is a little nuts.

I would say this isn't a deep draft though so probably a lot of the good position players are off the board.

The later rounds are where you load up on pitching.

Maybe we can find one of those difficult to sign position players who seems a lock to go to college.

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5 out of 9 is an overwhelming majority?

Hah. My bad. I counted 6 out of 9. Am I wrong on that? I wasn't really factoring in Machado, so was thinking more...

6 out of 10 total. That's a supermajority. Is my count way off? I'm hella busy at work, so...

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Hah. My bad. I counted six out of 10. Am I wrong on that? I wasn't really factoring in Machado, so was thinking more...

6 out of 9 today. That's a supermajority.

5 of the 11 picks have been hitters, including 3 of the top 4 picks. Everyone calm down.

UPDATE: now even with 6 pitchers and 6 hitters.

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The large majority of the $ investment is going to go to the hitters - Machado and Narron - two very advanced HS bats. The catcher seems like the type of guy who could be a draft top 100 guy in three years. And we get a quality college OFer.

Another Ohlman type investment and the hitter Berry and we'll have brought at least six legit hitting prospects into the organization. This is good enough for me at this point.

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While I am very anxious to get some position players into the organization, I'm more concerned with quality than quantity. Machado should be a high-flyer, and the others seem to have some potential.

This organization is pretty good at developing pitchers, so there is an argument in favor of drafting towards your developmental strength and then using the surplus in trades.

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Okay. When I made the post, 6 of our 9 picks today had been pitchers. We've now drafted two position players. So that makes it's six of eleven.

Let's be clear, I was just asking a question. Through the 11th round today we'd clearly leaned heavy on arms, including a few likely relievers and folks outside of the top-200.

I was just asking for thoughts.

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Hah. My bad. I counted 6 out of 9. Am I wrong on that? I wasn't really factoring in Machado, so was thinking more...

6 out of 10 total. That's a supermajority. Is my count way off? I'm hella busy at work, so...

Here's the running tally of pitchers to hitters after each pick:

Round 1: 0-1

Round 3: 1-1

Round 4: 1-2

Round 5: 1-3

Round 6: 2-3

Round 7: 3-3

Round 8: 3-4

Round 9: 4-4

Round 10: 5-4

Round 11: 6-4

Round 12: 6-5

round 13: 6-6

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While I am very anxious to get some position players into the organization, I'm more concerned with quality than quantity. Machado should be a high-flyer, and the others seem to have some potential.

This organization is pretty good at developing pitchers, so there is an argument in favor of drafting towards your developmental strength and then using the surplus in trades.

Which is a nice concept, and something we keep hearing, but something we've yet to do.

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Here's the running tally of pitchers to hitters after each pick:

Round 1: 0-1

Round 3: 1-1

Round 4: 1-2

Round 5: 1-3

Round 6: 2-3

Round 7: 3-3

Round 8: 3-4

Round 9: 4-4

Round 10: 5-4

Round 11: 6-4

Round 12: 6-5

Look, I've made clear what I was talking about, and that was that as of the 11th round, we'd drafted 6 pitchers and 3 position players today.

It's hardly dispositive of anything. It was just interesting.

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