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Old 05-08-2014, 04:30 PM
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Default BA mock draft has the Sox taking Brady Aiken at #3

Which would be a very good pick, though, he is a HS pitcher so it would be several years until he's in the Majors

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Old 05-08-2014, 07:08 PM
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Icon7 I suspect a college pitcher will be the pick

Like Tyler Beede out of Vandy
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:16 PM
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I'd love an Alex Fernandez or Chris Sale type that can be penciled into the rotation within a year or two (and be really good), but I don't know enough to know which guys fit that profile.
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:13 PM
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It sure seems that the top three players in this draft are all pitchers: Tyler Kolek, Brady Aiken and Carlos Rodon. If two of those three are taken before the Sox pick, I assume that the Sox will take the remaining pitcher.

Here is my question: what if more than one of that trio is available when the Sox pick? What would they do then?
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:00 PM
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Beede was my guy pre season, but he has not shown what he needed to this year, the value for him at 3 is not there.
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:55 PM
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Beede was my guy pre season, but he has not shown what he needed to this year, the value for him at 3 is not there.
I echo this statement, Beede has really disappointed me this year. I guess a lot of people would say the same thing about Rodon, but I view him a cut or two above.
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:15 PM
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It sure seems that the top three players in this draft are all pitchers: Tyler Kolek, Brady Aiken and Carlos Rodon. If two of those three are taken before the Sox pick, I assume that the Sox will take the remaining pitcher.

Here is my question: what if more than one of that trio is available when the Sox pick? What would they do then?
1. Kolek
2. Aiken
3. Rodon

That's how I'd prioritize them for the Sox. Kolek being a right handed power pitcher would look awesome next to Sale in 2 years.
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:45 AM
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This pick looks to be the easiest selection in years, there are 3 elite talents (Aiken, Rodon, Kolek), maybe 4 if you include the best hitter available (Jackson).

Take the best of the 3 pitchers and call it a day. Only way Id pass on one of those 3 is they were scared of medically/delivery. In which case, they better be right. Saving slot money is silly, get the impact player. We have a large pool of money to sign our other players, and can likely go over slot for them anyway.

I think picks 1 and 2 are harder because they have to chose, we pretty much sit back relax and strap it down...and take who ever is left of the big 3.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:08 PM
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That's how I'd prioritize them for the Sox. Kolek being a right handed power pitcher would look awesome next to Sale in 2 years.
What in the world makes you think a guy out of HS will be in the Majors in 2 years? What is the average development time, even for 1st round HS pitchers in the minors? It surely has to be longer than that.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:36 PM
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What in the world makes you think a guy out of HS will be in the Majors in 2 years? What is the average development time, even for 1st round HS pitchers in the minors? It surely has to be longer than that.
It's not without precedent. Rick Porcello was only in the minors for a year before joining Detroit's rotation.
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:57 PM
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What in the world makes you think a guy out of HS will be in the Majors in 2 years? What is the average development time, even for 1st round HS pitchers in the minors? It surely has to be longer than that.
You would think it would have to be about three years, wouldn't you? I think only one high school pitcher drafted in 2010 has debuted yet.
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Old 06-03-2014, 06:12 PM
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What in the world makes you think a guy out of HS will be in the Majors in 2 years? What is the average development time, even for 1st round HS pitchers in the minors? It surely has to be longer than that.
I was curious about this so I went back and looked at HS pitchers taken in the first round (excluding supplemental picks and players who didn't sign) since 2000. A ton of them washed out and never made the majors, including an alarming number of top 10 picks. Here's the list of those who made it and how long it took:

2000

Sean Burnett - 48 months
Boof Bonser - 72
Adam Wainwright - 63

2001

Gavin Floyd - 39
Macay McBride - 49

2002

Adam Loewen - 48
Zack Greinke - 24
Scott Kazmir - 26
Cole Hamels - 47
Matt Cain - 39

2003

John Danks - 46
Chad Billingsley - 36

2004

Mark Rogers - 75
Homer Bailey - 36
Scott Elbert - 51
Phil Highes - 35
Kyle Waldrop - 87
Eric Hurley - 48

2005

Chris Volstad - 37
Aaron Thompson - 74

2006

Kershaw - 23
Jeremy Jeffress - 51
Kyle Drabeck - 51

2007

Jarrod Parker - 51
Madison Bumgarner - 27
Phillipe Aumont - 62
Blake Beaven - 49
Chris Withrow - 72
Rick Porcello - 22

2008

Ethan Martin - 62

2009

Zack Wheeler - 48
Jacob Turner - 25
Shelby Miller - 39

2010

No first rounders have debuted

2011

Dylan Bundy - 15 months
Jose Fernandez - 22 months

And that's it. From draft day to the Show, it's an average of 45 months for HS pitchers drafted in the first round. There have only been a handful of guys who've made it up around the 2-year mark, and most are All-Stars.
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