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Old 02-12-2015, 12:05 PM
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Not 100% sure what the mechanism for breaking ties is, but we get pick #8

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-...lb-draft-order

Interestingly enough, one of the lower Top 10 prospects for this upcoming draft is a Florida high school kid, CF Daz Cameron, whose father is... you guessed it, Mike. Considering Mike's ill feelings towards the Sox, an early storyline to pay attention to.
Money soothes all hurt feelings. Especially top 10 pick money.
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Old 02-12-2015, 02:52 PM
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Interestingly the MLB draft prospects list has Daz Cameron listed #8... right where the White Sox pick.

http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2015

Doesn't mean a thing of course... but it is an interesting coincidence.

Their rankings are pitcher heavy at the top and that's ok by me. Given the White Sox track record I'm just as happy if they stick with picking pitchers and trading for position prospects. The Sox track record with pitchers is faaaaaar better than their track record with position players.
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:28 PM
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Their rankings are pitcher heavy at the top and that's ok by me. Given the White Sox track record I'm just as happy if they stick with picking pitchers and trading for position prospects. The Sox track record with pitchers is faaaaaar better than their track record with position players.
Generally my feelings as well but overall my philosophy with 1st round MLB draft picks in general is to just forget everything else and go for BPA. Everything else sorts itself out from there, IMO.
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:51 PM
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Generally my feelings as well but overall my philosophy with 1st round MLB draft picks in general is to just forget everything else and go for BPA. Everything else sorts itself out from there, IMO.
True, and I also trust Hahn. His track record the last couple of drafts has been good. He was pitcher heavy, for sure, but his offensive picks have done ok too.

2014 is a little hard to judge those picks by, but the big 2013 picks, Anderson is going good, Carlos may was great in 13, struggled in advanced A but that was a little expected, and Trey Michalczewski is a top 10 prospect.
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Old 02-13-2015, 11:37 AM
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Brady Aiken is the name I really am watching. Teams might get gun shy based on his medicals, but if he comes out healthy and dominant again, he likely does not make it to 8.

At 8, if we somehow landed Aiken, could you imagine Sale-Rodon-Aiken-Quintana?
Aiken's health isn't as big a question mark as what his agent may do.

Casey Close is openly trying to be a new Boras with amateur talent, and his tactics last year hurt both his players. Boras himself said that if he were the rep, he would have found a way to get something done.

I very much doubt Aiken or Nix get in bonuses what they could have last year, and they gave up a year of minor league time to do so. Marshall was going to LSU anyway, so his bonus ceiling isn't as affected.

If Close pulls another hardline stance on going well over slot for Aiken, I expect him to drop lower into the first round. Plus the Sox have had very little patience in the past for such games.
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Old 02-13-2015, 02:12 PM
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Aiken's health isn't as big a question mark as what his agent may do.

Casey Close is openly trying to be a new Boras with amateur talent, and his tactics last year hurt both his players. Boras himself said that if he were the rep, he would have found a way to get something done.

I very much doubt Aiken or Nix get in bonuses what they could have last year, and they gave up a year of minor league time to do so. Marshall was going to LSU anyway, so his bonus ceiling isn't as affected.

If Close pulls another hardline stance on going well over slot for Aiken, I expect him to drop lower into the first round. Plus the Sox have had very little patience in the past for such games.
I don't know, by all accounts, the Astros deal was done until they saw he had a smaller than usual UCL. They then freaked the hell out and offered half the original offer.
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Old 02-14-2015, 01:34 AM
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I don't know, by all accounts, the Astros deal was done until they saw he had a smaller than usual UCL. They then freaked the hell out and offered half the original offer.
Then they made a more reasonable offer, but obviously less than before due to the medical reports, and Close wouldn't bargain because he knew Luhnow was trying to sign Nix and Marshall with the bonus savings, akin to how the Astros signed Ruiz and McCullers with what they saved on Correa, all legal under the new CBA.

And he's Nix's rep too. Nix and Marshall tweeted how they were going to play together.

So you can say that it may have been a relatively shrewd move to play hardball and have Aiken not sign, play Juco ball and take chances on a higher bonus this year, but Close had inside information as to why they made that specific offer and he chose to not bargain further.

Not saying the Astros didn't play a part in the snafu, but Close is playing with Boras' playbook.
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Old 04-12-2015, 12:26 AM
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So...if I'm reading this right, the White Sox have a pick at 8...with their next one being in the fourth round. That tells me that Hahn knows he has to knock it out of the park on this one. Safe pick, maybe like Swanson to compete with Anderson for the SS spot?

Funkhauser, maybe?
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Funkhauser, maybe?


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Old 06-01-2015, 06:46 PM
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I think we'll go with another pitcher, if available, that can make a quick ascent. I would love for them to consider a C for the future, but besides Stephenson, there isn't much top catcher talent this year.
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:17 PM
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Saw a story in the tribune a few days ago saying the Sox would select a pitcher and speculated he'd come from Vanderbilt.

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Old 06-01-2015, 08:08 PM
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Saw a story in the tribune a few days ago saying the Sox would select a pitcher and speculated he'd come from Vanderbilt.

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I saw that, too. Vanderbilt has two top pitchers but the one on the Sox radar is apparently Carson Fulmer. The draft analysts on mlb.com really like Fulmer.
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Old 06-02-2015, 08:52 AM
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I saw that, too. Vanderbilt has two top pitchers but the one on the Sox radar is apparently Carson Fulmer. The draft analysts on mlb.com really like Fulmer.
Our last pitcher from the Lakeland, Florida area has turned out pretty good so far! He's completely different from Sale, but I wouldn't have a problem selecting Fulmer.

If we get Daz Cameron and he turns out to have half the career length his Dad had (17 years), that wouldn't be a bad return on a 1st round draft pick.
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:09 AM
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Considering we don't have a 2nd or 3rd round pick you absolutely take the best player available with the 1st rounder, position be damned.
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:29 AM
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I hope we get one of the college shortstops, if not then that OF from Arkansas. I really just want someone in our system coming up that can put together a good at bat consistently. Someone that will hit for average and have a nice strikeout to walk ratio. Tired of these free swingers that will/or already have been overmatched in the bigs.
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