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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby GiantsFan14 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:05 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
J35J wrote:Wow, didn't Tim Melville drop? I think he was great value for KC at 115! Not sure how excited I am with Hosmer..hopefully he pans out.
I was surprised by that as well. Is there some concern that he might go to school?


his mom sent out a letter to all the teams that he would go to school if he wasn't given from $10MM-$15MM, highly likely that hes unsignable
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby Amazinz » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:22 pm

I wonder how hard his mom throws...
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby thedude » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:39 pm

GiantsFan14 wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:
J35J wrote:Wow, didn't Tim Melville drop? I think he was great value for KC at 115! Not sure how excited I am with Hosmer..hopefully he pans out.
I was surprised by that as well. Is there some concern that he might go to school?


his mom sent out a letter to all the teams that he would go to school if he wasn't given from $10MM-$15MM, highly likely that hes unsignable


He is probably off to UNC. He wanted top 10 money, and that is not going to happen.
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby Yanks_Baby » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:40 pm

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RedHopeful wrote:Yeah, he did slip some, but many figured if the Giants didn't grab him at #5 then he would probably fall to Houston at #10. Still can't believe the Stro's passed him up for Castro?!? They already have Towles and Sapp in the minors so I'm really lost at that pick. :-?

The Astros taking Castro makes no sense to me. But then again it is the Astros so it is about par for the course.

Maybe convert him to a 3B?
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby GiantsFan14 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:46 pm

Yanks_Baby wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:
RedHopeful wrote:Yeah, he did slip some, but many figured if the Giants didn't grab him at #5 then he would probably fall to Houston at #10. Still can't believe the Stro's passed him up for Castro?!? They already have Towles and Sapp in the minors so I'm really lost at that pick. :-?

The Astros taking Castro makes no sense to me. But then again it is the Astros so it is about par for the course.

Maybe convert him to a 3B?


doesnt make sense to draft someone high due to being a catcher and then shift him over, that would make it more of an overdraft imo
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby Yanks_Baby » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:54 pm

GiantsFan14 wrote:
Yanks_Baby wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:The Astros taking Castro makes no sense to me. But then again it is the Astros so it is about par for the course.

Maybe convert him to a 3B?


doesnt make sense to draft someone high due to being a catcher and then shift him over, that would make it more of an overdraft imo

Then maybe convert Towles to a 3B? As of right now they have no solid 3B, and Towles is a good hitter besides what his average seems to say. I don't know. t was a terrible pick, I agree.

So who do you guys think will have the most impact next year?
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby Tavish » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:40 pm

Really makes me wonder what happened with Galloway.
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby powenM » Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:13 pm

So what r the steals of the draft so far.

And comments on Cooper - jays?
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby cardinal1975 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:31 pm

The biggest steal had to be Smoak to Texas.
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby siQ_innovation » Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:28 am

Tim Beckham ftw B-)
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