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Re: Prospect Draft: Alvarez vs Smoak vs Mike Stanton vs Alonso

Postby TurdFerguson » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:18 pm

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Re: Prospect Draft: Alvarez vs Smoak vs Mike Stanton vs Alonso

Postby Steve-o » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:58 pm

black_hawk8888 wrote:... blue chip prospect in Smoak either at 1B (gold glove potential defender) or at DH (Blalock doesn't seem to be the long term answer).


Really? I remember that he was poor defensively, or maybe average at best. Anybody else know anything about his defense? (I find it is a big deal to factor in defensive skills when evaluating players for fantasy purposes, so I want to make sure my charts are right)
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Re: Prospect Draft: Alvarez vs Smoak vs Mike Stanton vs Alonso

Postby black_hawk8888 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:36 pm

http://thecollegebaseballblog.com/2008/ ... tin-smoak/

This is what I was basing it off of. I know he's limited to playing 1B but apparently he has very defensive hands according to the scouting stuff I read.
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Re: Prospect Draft: Alvarez vs Smoak vs Mike Stanton vs Alonso

Postby Real Deal » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:39 pm

Today on espn radio with colin cowheard (spelling??), peter gammons said that stanton was the best prospect he has seen in several years. now, that was quite an endorsement if you ask me.
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Re: Prospect Draft: Alvarez vs Smoak vs Mike Stanton vs Alonso

Postby Havok1517 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:49 am

Real Deal wrote:Today on espn radio with colin cowheard (spelling??), peter gammons said that stanton was the best prospect he has seen in several years. now, that was quite an endorsement if you ask me.


I'm a very big Stanton fan but he said something similar about Laynce Nix. So, be careful.

Here are some additional comments from Gammons regarding Stanton... http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/ind ... mons_peter
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Re: Prospect Draft: Alvarez vs Smoak vs Mike Stanton vs Alonso

Postby MaudDib » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:05 pm

I don't remember where, but I remember reading that Smoak was played good defense but was limited to 1B. Again not sure where I read that.

Saw an interesting quote on Pedro today:
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That is a good sign. Last I had heard was that the Pirates were unhappy because he was out of shape.
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Re: Prospect Draft: Alvarez vs Smoak vs Mike Stanton vs Alonso

Postby hybrid » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:10 pm

- I'd take Pedro, also he was out of shape for Fall/off season instructs I believe. But coming into spring training they've been nothing but impressed from what I've read.

- Also I wouldnt listen to Gammons about prospects, it's not like he is good at evaluating them or anything. All you have to do is listen to him talk about them to realize it, he just repeats mainly what others say.

- Votto will likely move to LF (he's played OF before and has enough range), so I don't really view Alonso as blocked to much.
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Re: Prospect Draft: Alvarez vs Smoak vs Mike Stanton vs Alonso

Postby black_hawk8888 » Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:36 pm

Thanks for the follow up guys. Much appreciated. Here are the draft results so far (keep in mind most of the current minor leaguers are already on a farm and the most recent draftees are pretty much all that's available):

Round 1:
1. Mike Stanton
2. Justin Smoak - my pick
3. Pedro Alvarez
4. Buster Posey
5. Tim Beckham
6. Gordon Beckham
7. Brian Matusz
8. Dominic Brown
9. Michael Ynoa
10. Eric Hosmer
11. Keeper (no pick)
12. Brett Wallace

Round 2:
1. Carlos Santana
2. Yonder Alonso - my pick
3. Derek Holland
4. Jhoulys Chacin

I will update this as it goes along for general interest (assuming there is any). I know it looks bad that I took 2 guys who play 1B but my farm has no 1B and my MLB roster only has Hafner and Loney so it was time to bulk up on that. That and I really felt strongly that they were the best players on the board when I picked...this way there is a good chance one of them turns into a MLB producer.
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Re: Prospect Draft: Alvarez vs Smoak vs Mike Stanton vs Alonso

Postby Neato Torpedo » Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:18 pm

MaudDib wrote:Saw an interesting quote on Pedro today:
It's a good sign when your No. 1 pick interrupts batting practice on one field by hitting home runs from another field

Are you saying....he hit it out of the stadium??? 8-o
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Re: Prospect Draft: Alvarez vs Smoak vs Mike Stanton vs Alonso

Postby kab21 » Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:16 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:Are you saying....he hit it out of the stadium??? 8-o


That sounds as impossible as hitting 3HR's in one game. I am skeptical.
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