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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby chris8 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:40 am

jackie hayes wrote:Btw, just a couple housekeeping things. Isn't there usually a thread for trades? And did we ever settle on a rule for which players were eligible to be drafted?

The pre-season proposal was that players with no prior MLB experience should be ineligible to be drafted. No one raised any objections (and this certainly makes it easier to 'police'), so I think this is the way we go.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby jackie hayes » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:08 am

chris8 wrote:
jackie hayes wrote:Btw, just a couple housekeeping things. Isn't there usually a thread for trades? And did we ever settle on a rule for which players were eligible to be drafted?

The pre-season proposal was that players with no prior MLB experience should be ineligible to be drafted. No one raised any objections (and this certainly makes it easier to 'police'), so I think this is the way we go.


Okay, I'm good with that. I wasn't sure if that's where the discussion ended up, wanted to be sure. Thanks!
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Fenris-77 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:01 pm

I think Goldschmidt is a great deal taken in the 4th here. ;-D I almost drafted him this round even though I already have Fielder on board.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby chris8 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:10 pm

Fenris-77 wrote:I think Goldschmidt is a great deal taken in the 4th here. ;-D I almost drafted him this round even though I already have Fielder on board.

Top of my list for this round too.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:30 pm

chris8 wrote:
Fenris-77 wrote:I think Goldschmidt is a great deal taken in the 4th here. ;-D I almost drafted him this round even though I already have Fielder on board.

Top of my list for this round too.


I was actually really going back and forth on that pick, but I knew 100% that he'd be gone by the time it got back to me, whereas the other two guys MIGHT fall.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby jfg » Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:46 pm

Unfair for sure, but Goldschmidt's potential reminds me way too much of Brett Lawrie and Eric Hosmer and I was burned by those guys last year.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Fenris-77 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:15 pm

jfg wrote:Unfair for sure, but Goldschmidt's potential reminds me way too much of Brett Lawrie and Eric Hosmer and I was burned by those guys last year.

I don't know about that. Golschmidt's power looks pretty legit to me, and the potential value of a 25/15 guy at first (with upside north of that) is pretty tempting, even if he's only going to hit maybe .260 or .270.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Ender » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:25 pm

I almost took Goldschmidt at 4.01 but there were just enough flaws in his game to stop me. Is he going to hit righties enough (.731 OPS career), the speed doesn't seem for real, he might bat 6th in the lineup. I ended up going with safe and boring in Hamels instead since it seemed all of the 4th round quality hitters had some sort of wart. My pick of Bruce kind of cut out the other low average 'studs' that were left too since I couldn't afford 2 AVG anchors that early.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby ayebatter » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:33 pm

Ender wrote: 4th round quality hitters had some sort of wart.


No worse than the wart of being a pitcher :^
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Fenris-77 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:44 pm

Ender wrote: My pick of Bruce kind of cut out the other low average 'studs' that were left too since I couldn't afford 2 AVG anchors that early.
This is really the most important part of your post. You can't draft Goldschmidt and Bruce. Well you can, but it makes things sticky, and there's enough poor average/high power guys later on that I'd rather not have that ship sail in the first four rounds.
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