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Old 06-05-2013, 11:11 AM
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Who is going to be available to the Sox at 17?
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:16 AM
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Everyone except 16 players.

College pitcher of HS shortstop is my guess.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:19 AM
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LOL! Thanks.......Looking at mlb.com looks like the pitchers Anderson and Crawford will be available at 17. I have no argument with beginning to stockpile arms.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:16 PM
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Not a lot of real good impact bats, it seems. If a solid, pure hitter is available, I'd like to entertain that. If not, a college arm.
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:33 PM
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With the change in draft rules, I would hope they take the best player available and not worry what position that player excels at.
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:48 PM
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A consensus of draft "experts" has us taking Chris Anderson, RHP out of Jacksonville.
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:53 PM
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I realize that we can't completely focus on position players at the expense of pitching, but I'd much prefer the Sox try to find some bats in the early rounds of the draft.

Pitching is the one area that our scouts seem to do a pretty good job at in the later rounds.
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:46 PM
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A consensus of draft "experts" has us taking Chris Anderson, RHP out of Jacksonville.
Guess this fits into what I've been told about JR telling / insinuating to his draft people that college pitchers are "a safer bet..."

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Old 06-05-2013, 10:51 PM
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Guess this fits into what I've been told about JR telling / insinuating to his draft people that college pitchers are "a safer bet..."

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Well, for the most part they are. If you were to take a look at the past 10 years of drafts, you'd see that college pitchers are a better (or safer) play than high school pitchers.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:40 AM
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If this organization doesn't start taking some higher risk/higher reward players in the draft they will never have anything better than the current bottom dwelling farm system.

I'm going to be pretty upset honestly if they just select another "safe" college arm. Poreda, McCulloch, Broadway, etc etc etc.......puke
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:21 AM
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If this organization doesn't start taking some higher risk/higher reward players in the draft they will never have anything better than the current bottom dwelling farm system.
You mean like they have the last three drafts?
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:33 AM
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You mean like they have the last three drafts?
Exactly what I mean. I think you mean the past two years though. Sale was taken 3 years ago but he wasn't considered a low ceiling college arm. He at least had some risk/reward.
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Exactly what I mean. I think you mean the past two years though. Sale was taken 3 years ago but he wasn't considered a low ceiling college arm. He at least had some risk/reward.
No, the last three times the Sox picked in the 1st round, it was the high risk/high reward type; Mitchell, Sale, and Hawkins... Problem with those guys is that they're high risk. That only 4 years into this new draft strategy 1 has already worked out to be arguably among the best players in baseball is an outstanding track record, when you think about it.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:23 AM
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You mean like they have the last three drafts?
Yeah, I think the days of them taking a low-risk, easy sign type player are over.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:34 AM
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Baseball America's final projection has us taking Alex Gonzalez, RHP from Oral Roberts. I would not be thrilled with that pick.
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