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Postby thedude » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:53 pm

Every year a couple of very useful players get their first big league action through the rule-5 draft.
Last year, it was Josh Hamilton and Joakim Soria. Other years it was guys like Uggla and Johan Santana.

The draft is tomorrow. Anyone have any opinions on guys who will selected this year?

A couple of former touted prospects are eligible in Jeff Alison and Chris Lubanski.
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Re: Rule-Five Draft

Postby TheGhost76777 » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:02 am

I think Brian Barton will go fairly quick. I think he has the potential to be at least a 20HR/20SB player in the majors.
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Re: Rule-Five Draft

Postby Another Blown Save » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:26 am

I've red that Evan Meek might be selected from the Rays.
He had very good AFL numbers.
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Re: Rule-Five Draft

Postby thedude » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:37 am

TheGhost76777 wrote:I think Brian Barton will go fairly quick. I think he has the potential to be at least a 20HR/20SB player in the majors.


Yeah i like Barton, he has good OBP, hits lefties, and has some speed,
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Re: Rule-Five Draft

Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:30 am

thedude wrote:
TheGhost76777 wrote:I think Brian Barton will go fairly quick. I think he has the potential to be at least a 20HR/20SB player in the majors.


Yeah i like Barton, he has good OBP, hits lefties, and has some speed,



But as much tools as Barton has, he has a weak work ethic. I remember when he was in Kinston a few years back and you could see the talent, but his work ethic was less then admirable. I was always amazed at seeing Crowe, Head, and gang out working, and most of the time Barton was sitting in the dugout or clubhouse. %-6 Hopefully he has changed.
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Re: Rule-Five Draft

Postby thedude » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:12 pm

18 picks in the MLB level rule-five draft. Tim Lahey (twins) goes first overall to the rays. Cardinals take Barton (i am guessing he will be a bench 4th ofer for them). Seattle took RA Dickey.
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Re: Rule-Five Draft

Postby thedude » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:51 pm

here is the entire breakdown of the MLB portion of the draft:

No., Team: Player (Old Team)
1. Rays: Tim Lahey, rhp, (Twins)
2. Pirates: Evan Meek, rhp, (Rays)
3. Orioles: Randor Bierd, rhp, (Tigers)
4. Giants: Jose Capellan, lhp, (Red Sox)
5. Marlins: Carlos Guevara, rhp, (Reds)
6. Reds: Sergio Valenzuela, rhp, (Braves)
7. Nationals: Matt Whitney, 3b, (Indians)
8. Astros: Wesley Wright, lhp (Dodgers)
9. Athletics: Fernando Hernandez, rhp, (White Sox)
10. Cardinals: Brian Barton, of, (Indians)
13. Blue Jays: Randy Wells, rhp, (Cubs)
15. Mariners: R.A Dickey, rhp, (Brewers)
17. Mets: Steven Register, rhp, (Rockies)
18. Padres: Michael Gardner, rhp, (Yankees)
19. Phillies: Travis Blackley, lhp, (Giants)
30. Nationals: Garrett Guzman, of, (Twins)
41. Padres: Callix Crabbe, 2b, (Brewers)
42. Phillies: Lincoln Holdzkom, rhp, (Red Sox)
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Re: Rule-Five Draft

Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:10 pm

wow, wasnt lubanski just a 3rd overall pick like 2 or 3 years ago? and no one took him...must have fallen off.
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