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Steve-o wrote:It's interesting to watch Purke fall like a rock in this draft. His talent is there, but nobody wants to pay him. Much like the real draft. Also, Id' bet the d-back would take Minor before Skaggs.
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mac-unit wrote:With the 18th Pick of the 2009 Draft
Florida Marlins select: Mike Minor LHP, Vanderbilt University
Rationale: He has improved his command and this season it has gotten even better as the year has gone on. His fastball, slider and changeup are all quality pitches and he has a curve that he could develop. There were rumors he had a hurt elbow when he didn't throw in the fall after last season but he has been healthy all year. His real weakness is that he probably won't throw any harder then he does now and there has been doubt he would be able to develop his secondary stuff more then it already is.
One of the more consistent performers this spring, Gibson put up good numbers in his final start of the year, tossing eight shutout innings in a regional start, but that was against a non-threatening Monmouth lineup. More importantly, his fastball was suddenly sitting at just 84-87 mph, and he's been struggling with what has been classified as forearm tightness, though it has many worried that it could be, or end up being, more serious than that. "We all know what the forearm is connected to," quipped one scouting director.
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