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The top 5 picks in 2012 draft (AKA the biggest losers)

Orioles
10
16%
Twins
2
3%
Royals
3
5%
A's
2
3%
Mariners
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13%
Astros
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19%
Cubs
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Padres
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15%
Marlins
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5%
Pirates
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8/15 Venting, Cheering and the signing deadline

Postby kab21 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:07 am

Midnight is the signing deadline for draft picks. Most of the 1st rd'ers remain unsigned but that is normal. http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/06/l ... -sign.html

Sad news this week as the Logan Morrison bandwagon suffered a major derailment. I still need to cut him in one league. :,-( :,-( :,-(

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Re: 8/15 Venting, Cheering and the signing deadline

Postby AussieDodger » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:27 am

bigken117 wrote:
AussieDodger wrote:MOAR TALKING ABOUT THE DRAFT PICK SIGNING DEADLINE


last I heard all first rounders expected to sign, and Springer was a reach ;-7


Springer is awesome, but he has registered for the independent league so I'm a little worried :-o

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/06/list-of-first-round-supplemental-draft-picks-to-sign.html


1.Pirates - Gerrit Cole
2.Mariners - Danny Hultzen
3.Diamondbacks - Trevor Bauer - agreed to a four-year ML deal worth $7MM or so
4.Orioles - Dylan Bundy
5.Royals - Bubba Starling
6.Nationals - Anthony Rendon
7.Diamondbacks - Archie Bradley
8.Indians - Francisco Lindor
9.Cubs - Javier Baez
10.Padres - Cory Spangenberg - signed for $1.86MM
11.Astros - George Springer
12.Brewers - Taylor Jungmann
13.Mets - Brandon Nimmo
14.Marlins - Jose Fernandez
15.Brewers - Jed Bradley
16.Dodgers - Chris Reed - agreed to sign
17.Angels - C.J. Cron - agreed to sign for $1.467MM
18.Athletics - Sonny Gray - signed for $1.54MM
19.Red Sox - Matt Barnes
20.Rockies - Tyler Anderson
21.Blue Jays - Tyler Beede
22.Cardinals - Kolten Wong - agreed to sign for $1.3MM
23.Nationals - Alex Meyer
24.Rays - Taylor Guerrieri
25.Padres - Joe Ross
26.Red Sox - Blake Swihart
27.Reds - Robert Stephenson
28.Braves - Sean Gilmartin - signed for $1.13MM
29.Giants - Joe Panik - signed for $1.116MM
30.Twins - Levi Michael
31.Rays - Mikie Mahtook
32.Rays - Jake Hager - signed for $963K
33.Rangers - Kevin Matthews - signed for $936K


So who doesn't sign? Bubba Starling? Nimmo? :-?
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Re: 8/15 Venting, Cheering and the signing deadline

Postby bigken117 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:48 am

Baseball America wrote:The most prominent prospects not expected to turn pro are Pirates second-rounder Josh Bell and Nationals third-rounder Matt Purke. An outfielder from Dallas Jesuit HS, Bell was the best all-around prep hitter in the draft, but his mother is a college professor and wants him to attend the University of Texas. Industry insiders question whether he'd sign for even an eight-figure bonus
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Re: 8/15 Venting, Cheering and the signing deadline

Postby kab21 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:20 am

I fixed the poll. Pick the 5 BIGGEST losers. You can change your votes.

Honestly I've barely paid attention to the draft signings. I just usually expect most to sign and I really hope they change the system in the new CBA. there was talk that the Twins two supp picks might not sign but it would be very unTwinslike to make an early pick that they couldn't sign.
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Re: 8/15 Venting, Cheering and the signing deadline

Postby RedHopeful » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:24 am

I know Logan has been a bit disappointing both on and off the field but the Marlins shouldn't have sent him to AAA. Seems to ensure he'll be playing with another ballclub in the not too distant future.
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Re: 8/15 Venting, Cheering and the signing deadline

Postby Skin Blues » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:27 am

RedHopeful wrote:I know Logan has been a bit disappointing both on and off the field but the Marlins shouldn't have sent him to AAA. Seems to ensure he'll be playing with another ballclub in the not too distant future.

Jays could use a left fielder. Somebody get Anthopoulos on the phone!
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Re: 8/15 Venting, Cheering and the signing deadline

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:50 am

Can't set my yahoo lineup, boo.
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Re: 8/15 Venting, Cheering and the signing deadline

Postby kab21 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:59 am

OneLoveBoomer wrote:Can't set my yahoo lineup, boo.


My lineup is set but I can't make a roster change for the off day. Might as well take advantage of Logan's demotion and get an extra GP.
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Re: 8/15 Venting, Cheering and the signing deadline

Postby AussieDodger » Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:07 pm

bigken117 wrote:
Baseball America wrote:The most prominent prospects not expected to turn pro are Pirates second-rounder Josh Bell and Nationals third-rounder Matt Purke. An outfielder from Dallas Jesuit HS, Bell was the best all-around prep hitter in the draft, but his mother is a college professor and wants him to attend the University of Texas. Industry insiders question whether he'd sign for even an eight-figure bonus


Wow Purke has already knocked a team back that drafted him (Texas in 2009, 14th overall). :-°
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Re: 8/15 Venting, Cheering and the signing deadline

Postby kab21 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:09 pm

AussieDodger wrote:
bigken117 wrote:
Baseball America wrote:The most prominent prospects not expected to turn pro are Pirates second-rounder Josh Bell and Nationals third-rounder Matt Purke. An outfielder from Dallas Jesuit HS, Bell was the best all-around prep hitter in the draft, but his mother is a college professor and wants him to attend the University of Texas. Industry insiders question whether he'd sign for even an eight-figure bonus


Wow Purke has already knocked a team back that drafted him (Texas in 2009, 14th overall). :-°


Now it's a lose-lose situation for Purke. He's injured and it's going to be difficult to get a massive signing bonus. But maybe he thinks he can bounce back next season (only his 3rd college season) and get back into the first rd.

It would be interesting to know how many draftees that turned down 1+M bonuses ended up regretting it. I think it would have to over 75%.
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