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Postby thedude » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:51 pm

Bryce Harper went first (no real doubt about this). Any thoughts on the steals or busts? Who will make an impact in the near future? Who needs to be grabbed quick in deep keeper leagues?
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Postby Neato Torpedo » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:53 pm

Harper will Delmon
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Postby thedude » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:57 pm

Astros take Delino DeShields, Jr....

Bold prediction: he will actually be better than Pedro Martinez, Jr.
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Postby ensanimal » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:28 pm

What happens if Strasburg is pitching in a Spring Training practice and Harper is batting? Even worse, if they room together?
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Postby thedude » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:38 pm

ensanimal wrote:Even worse, if they room together?


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Postby Neato Torpedo » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:41 pm

ensanimal wrote:What happens if Strasburg is pitching in a Spring Training practice and Harper is batting?

Same thing that happens when Adam Eaton faces Yuniesky Betancourt. The result is both a home run and a weak groundout to second until it's observed and recorded on a scoresheet.

This phenomenon is known as Schroedinger's at-bat.
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Re: The Rule 4 draft (or the MLB 1st year player draft)

Postby ensanimal » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:15 pm

thedude wrote:
ensanimal wrote:Even worse, if they room together?


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I'm just not sure 2 generational talents can survive in close confines without consequences to the planet.
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Re: The Rule 4 draft (or the MLB 1st year player draft)

Postby thedude » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:42 pm

Kieth Law wrote:Reactions I'm getting to Cubs pick [Hayden Simpson]: "Not a priority guy for us" ... "Not in our top 200" ... "Rounds 2-3"


Kieth Law wrote: I haven't heard anyone mention Simposon as a potential first-rounder this entire spring -- one club I know had him in the 4th-5th rounds -- and I can't imagine he wouldn't have made it to day two had the Cubs not taken him.


http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/blog?name=mlb_draft&id=5262493

Baseball America wrote:Simpson, our No. 191 prospect on our Top 200...Still, many scouts had Simpson in as a middle reliever. We knew this was a volatile first round, but we didn't think Simpson could go No. 17 overall.


http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/draft/?p=2324
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Postby AussieDodger » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:49 pm

How the hells did Michael Choice fall to us?
Because the Mets and Astros were in front of us? (Probably) :-b :-b
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Re: The Rule 4 draft (or the MLB 1st year player draft)

Postby Padsin05 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:52 pm

AussieDodger wrote:How the hells did Michael Choice fall to us?
Because the Mets and Astros were in front of us? (Probably) :-b :-b


no doubt, I was torn between Choice and Whitson, but with us going OF/OF (last yr) that profile similar to Choice, I think Whitson was the right decision.

the guy who really shocked me was Castellenos (sp) I saw some mocks had him going 8th to Astros
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