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Postby hybrid » Wed May 11, 2005 12:34 pm

Well since it's coming up fairly soon, I thought I would get a thread rolling on it. Just a place where anyone can talk about the upcoming draft or ask questions.

MLB.com has started up their coverage, so if you want to see that you can click on the link ...

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/event ... /index.jsp
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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Wed May 11, 2005 1:05 pm

I'll be curious if Justin Upton goes No. 1 overall. With Arizona looking like they won't sign Drew, seems even more likely.

I'll also be curious as to which players are represented by Boras and whether the issues of signing Drew and Weaver will adversely affect their draft position. Won't affect his asking price.

Lastly, as to Drew and Weaver, it'll be fun to see who takes them if they reenter the draft and whether the big money clubs will bail Boras out.
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Postby babaoriley7 » Tue May 17, 2005 4:22 pm

I had seen a list of Boras clients on a recent http://www.baseballamerica.com chat. I think they have a page devoted to the draft which is quite interesting...

I think there is a good likelyhood that Upton goes #1 but we'll just have to wait and see.
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Postby The Sneaky Creep » Tue May 17, 2005 6:28 pm

What kind of player will Justin upton be sililar to? And what about this Drew guy?

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Postby 2k4cubs » Wed May 18, 2005 1:20 am

Upton's skill set is similar to his brother's, BJ. He has five-tool potential. He is currently playing shortstop, but there is a pretty good chance that he will move to CF when drafted.

Stephen Drew (JD's brother) was Arizona's first round choice from last year, but has yet to sign. Drew is a shortstop like Upton currently is. Even if they do happen to sign him, I don't think that would decrease the odds of Arizona taking Upton, because, as stated earlier, he could move to center.
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Postby Members Only Jackets » Wed May 18, 2005 2:33 am

when do u see Justin playing in the bigs...2006? Or most likely 07?

is he a "can't miss" guy?
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Postby hybrid » Wed May 18, 2005 2:59 am

His first full year will be 2006, so it's to hasty to say he will then since he hasn't hit in the minors yet. He should get a shot in 2007, probably just a Sept. call up though ... that would give him about 2 years in the minors. If he stays at SS, it could possibly slow him down more since he will have to work on his defense. A lot of scouts say if he moves to CF he could fly through the minors.

Justin is about as can't miss as you can get for a H.S. hitter. He has every tool and then some, he's better then B.J. at the same age.
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Postby Members Only Jackets » Wed May 18, 2005 3:21 am

Thanks for the great info, Hybrid!
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Postby hybrid » Wed May 25, 2005 12:09 am

A feature on Maybin, the top OF prep prospect in the draft (unless Justin moves to the OF of course).

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/arti ... &fext=.jsp

Also a quick look at all the top arms in the draft:

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/arti ... &fext=.jsp
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Postby hybrid » Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:34 am

Thought I would give this a "bump" since the draft is today (Tuesday). If anyone wants to keep up to date on it, go to mlb.com and they will have live coverage on the draft.
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