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Postby mamerrif » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:43 pm

Hey Fellas,
Looking for some expert advice. I am in a very deep league with minor league rosters. Most 2008 top draft prospects are taken, along with top japanese players that might be coming over in the next couple of years. I am looking for the cream of the crop prospects that will be eligible for the 2009 draft. Is there a consesus number 1 pick for that draft yet? Top 3 maybe? Thanks in advance.
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Re: 2009 Draft Prospects

Postby Koby Schellenger » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:58 pm

Some college guys to keep an eye on (I'll try to get their position and school right but I might have a couple little errors, nonetheless:
Stephen Strasburg, RHP, SDSU
Alex White, RHP, UNC
Kyle Gibson, RHP, MIZ
Andy Oliver, LHP, OK St
Gavin Brooks, LHP, UCLA
Mike Minor, LHP, VANDY (can we see three straight #1s from one school?)
Dustin Ackley, 1B, UNC
Robert Stock, RHP/C, USC
Jared Mitchell, OF, CLEM
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Re: 2009 Draft Prospects

Postby MaudDib » Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:35 pm

One guy is Tim Beckham. I think he is more of a 2008 guy but he might be under the radar.
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Re: 2009 Draft Prospects

Postby mamerrif » Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:27 pm

Beckham is on a team already along with most of the top 2008 draft prospects. i'm really looking to get 1, maybe 2 of the guys from the 2009 draft. Who, in your opinion, are the can't miss, future mlb all stars from this draft class? maybe top hitter and top pitcher. who should go number 1 in the draft?
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Re: 2009 Draft Prospects

Postby kkhere » Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:11 am

kyle gibson is definitely up there as a top pitcher
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Re: 2009 Draft Prospects

Postby Steve-o » Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:47 pm

BA just had a free Q and A and they addressed this

No, it's never too early to ask about a draft. Sixteen months before the 2009 draft, here's how we project the first five picks:

1. Kyle Gibson, rhp, Missouri
Already has good stuff and will get better because his command and projectability are excellent.
2. Alex White, rhp, North Carolina
Needs to add some more polish but he has a heavy fastball, plus slider and two years to improve.
3. Stephen Strasburg, rhp, San Diego State
New England Collegiate League's No. 1 prospect last summer has strong frame, strong fastball.
4. Matt Graham, rhp, Oak Ridge HS (Conroe, Texas)
Shows good fastball, curveball and command in a classic 6-foot-3, 195-pound package.
5. Mychal Givens, ss/rhp, Plant HS, Tampa
Next year's version of Tim Beckham also shows a plus fastball off the mound.
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Re: 2009 Draft Prospects

Postby EClayton08 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:11 pm

Justin Smoak- 1st base from South Carolina

he will be a top 5 pick in the draft.
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Re: 2009 Draft Prospects

Postby kab21 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:47 pm

Koby Schellenger wrote:Some college guys to keep an eye on (I'll try to get their position and school right but I might have a couple little errors, nonetheless:
Stephen Strasburg, RHP, SDSU
Alex White, RHP, UNC
Kyle Gibson, RHP, MIZ
Andy Oliver, LHP, OK St
Gavin Brooks, LHP, UCLA
Mike Minor, LHP, VANDY (can we see three straight #1s from one school?)
Dustin Ackley, 1B, UNC
Robert Stock, RHP/C, USC
Jared Mitchell, OF, CLEM


Jared Mitchell is at LSU and I think he might be on the path to the NFL instead of the the '09 draft. He struggled last year hitting a .689 OPS, but maybe if he plays better this year he'll consider pro baseball.

I've heard a lot of good stuff about Kyle Gibson. That would be a good pick for the original poster.
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