mblax10 wrote:Before our farm draft, I traded 2 high picks for 7 lower because I thought there was enough value late. There's no maximum players on our farm rosters. They can stay down their for any length of time until the year after they lose MLB rookie eligibility.
Pick #8 (I would've taken Jacob Turner)
#73 Bobby Borchering
#84 Hak-Ju Lee
#95 Jason Kipnis
#106 Zach Cox (3B, University of Arkansas)
#16 (I would've taken Julio Teheran)
#62 Tim Melville
#92 Slade Heathcott
#104 Zach Von Rosenburg
Hak Ju-Lee is the prize in deal #1, and I would've taken him before Turner, especially now that his elbow troubles have appeared.
On deal #2, Teheran has some buzz, but an 18 year old pitcher is still 3-4 years away, which inherently makes him an injury risk. There are hundreds of guys who have flamed out who had great stuff and to get a legit 5 tool stud in Heathcott, a solid #2/#3 SP in Melville, and Von Rosenburg make this deal a trade I would've made as well, although I don't think as highly of these guys as Ju-Lee.
Ju-Lee will push Castro to 2b, as he has very smooth SS actions and arm, and is actually faster and has more range than Castro. He will be a Top 50 prospect next year, if not higher, and throwing in Kipnis and Cox makes this an easy decision for me. Great deal for you.