Then I take Jordan. That swing is a thing of beauty.
Then I take Jordan. That swing is a thing of beauty.
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I think Snatch is right. Evan's sudden committment to St. Petersburgh ain't exactly Stanford. Jordan is the son of a professional athlete who is used to making demands and negotiating.
I do think we will be able to go "over budget" if some of the summer follows justify it.
We must sign him. How often do we get a shot at a canadian boxing, hockey player with an awesome name?Originally Posted by THEBOSS84
I don't know much about Mason Williams - does anyone know more about him?
If it comes down to it, I want Jordan and Rutckyj the most out of our signability cases.
The budget is much higher than slot. It was close to eight million last year. We should be able to get many of these guys signed.
If you go by what Oppenheimer stated about the budget being about the same as last year, the budget is probably around 8M.Originally Posted by Iknowcool
The following guys will be the really tough signs
Segedin (DES): Should cost 1-2M
M. Williams: Asking 2M
Same here, but it's just since I'd like to see more legit bats in the system.Originally Posted by IrishYankee
Grades from Sporting News
Just saying, that thing in my opinion terrible. A+ for the Red Sox? I mean it was a good draft and probably the reason why would be for all the big names they drafted but does that really warrant the highest grade possible? Whose to say that on other teams draft boards the guys they took were lowly rated? I mean how did those guys all drop to the Red Sox? The other teams must have not thought these guys are as good.Originally Posted by dpbddd99
It's the same thing with the Astros, this website gave them A- for the "big names" that they picked. They picked some good guys and were in all the pre-draft type stuff but I don't think their draft was all that deep.
Sorry for my rant but I just think that this ranking and others are just bad because they all base the prospects off of BA and other stuff like that
We should have had a bunch of names already today.
RAB reported that 24th round pick Conor Mulee signed, as did Kyle Roller
quick question what does DES mean
Wow. Just ... wow. Soooo Boston A+ for some names that the writer had heard about. And Pittsburgh gets a C+ even with Tallion and Allie? Even going by the "names" criteria that the writer mistakenly uses, the Pirates should be higher than a C+ just for those two.Originally Posted by dpbddd99
Also, always a good idea to give a grade days after the draft, regardless of who actually signs, and how they eventually do. BA doesn't even bother with this kind of BS. They at least wait until after the season to do a (very) preliminary analysis.
Draft Eligible SophmoreOriginally Posted by anubis7010
"Montero hasn't delivered completely on his raw power, but he's close to projecting as an 80 hitter with 80 power on the 20-80 scouting scale"-BA
ThanksOriginally Posted by bmxstreetrider86
The fact that they mention a possible dynasty for the Nationals immediately destroys their credibility...Originally Posted by dpbddd99
Per RAB, "Paul O’Neill said during tonight’s broadcast that his nephew Mike (42nd rounder) is probably going to follow through on his commitment to Michigan. He apparently injured his shoulder right before the draft and needs surgery. It was a nepotism pick anyway."
To say the least as it initially got a rise out of me.
http://www.baseballamerica.com/onlin...0/2610185.htmlCulver riles Yankee Fans:
Yankees scouting director Damon Oppenheimer understands his team's fans are passionate. They want their club to flex their financial muscle and outspend everyone in terms of major league payroll, in the international market and in the draft. So when New York used the No. 32 overall choice on Irondequoit High (Rochester, N.Y.) shortstop Cito Culver, who was rated No. 168 by BA, he knew fans would be upset.
But he also took the player he wanted. He doesn't care about fan reaction or BA's Top 200. What matters more is the Yankees sent several veteran scouts to evaluate Culver, who played on their Area Code Games team, and they loved him.
"Our draft list was formulated by a group of scouts with 100 combined years of scouting experience," says Oppenheimer, who notes that another team told him it would have selected Culver before New York's second-round pick. "I'm running in guys there left and right, and every single guy came out of their liking him. He's a shortstop with a 65 arm (on the 20-80 scouting scale) and above-average speed, and we liked the way he swung the bat from both sides of the plate. He wasn't one of the 'names,' but he was one of ours."
PinstripesPlus is reporting several signings today.
Is it a subscriber only link?
trevor Johnson looks interestingOriginally Posted by Yankees1962
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Yes, it is!Originally Posted by GrouchoNYY
Johnson had said he was probably headed to college. Guess he changed his mind.
As for the Yankees, well, as usual they are really psyched up about all their picks, particularly their No. 1, 6-2, 175-pound switch-hitting high school shortstop Cito Culver from Rochester, who they're hoping will be Derek Jeter's eventual successor, and Mason Williams, an athletic 6-1, 160-pound Florida high school center fielder who they got in the fourth round. Most scouts regarded Williams as a first-rounder but teams backed off on the belief he was going to accept a scholarship to South Carolina. Williams' biggest asset is his blazing speed, although the Yankees believe he'll develop some power when he grows into his body and can be a Carl Crawford type.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ba...#ixzz0qjPNUP6R
Williams a 1st round talent? That sounds exciting...
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That's about right. I like their direction this year, but they still passed on too many legitimate prospects with less question marks. I'll never forgive them for passing up on Nick Castellanos.Originally Posted by dpbddd99
Calmer than you are.
Must be why he wants Top 10 money (2 mill ) to sign.Originally Posted by sugmasterflex
You will if he doesn't make ir....A few years back I was pissed over taking Potterson with Raunville on the board but as it goes Potterson was a dud and Rainville's arm fell apart.... Give it timeOriginally Posted by JavyVazquezIsSick
I vaguely remember seeing a percentage of likelihood of signing last year. Any chance someone can post again?
I believe NoMaas did that and it came out a little closer to the signing deadline.
Don't tease me, you know what I do for a living.
he did it right after the draft as well as updating it a few times throughout the summer. dont know if he will do it for free now that he is over at pinstripesplus.Originally Posted by philleotardo
Johnson is already in college and I thought Rob Pimpsner said on Thursday that the belief was he was going to go back to school?Originally Posted by Posada_20
What are the odds they sign Kevin Jordan? WOuld be fantastic if they can add him to the system.
My take is that Jordan is a fallback selection in case they can't get one of their earlier selections signed. He has a strong college commitment, and he comes from a wealthy family. Perhaps they may decide to pony up the $$ to sign him if he has a big summer, and he can show that he's overcome his illness. His late day 2 selection, however, reminds me of the Daniel Bard/David Purcey selections of yesteryear...Originally Posted by Posada_20
If he shows he's healthy and plays well this summer, I think we get him. He just has to play well.
Someone on another forum brought up a good point that might factor into a guy like Jordan's decision to sign or not. The next CBA is bound to have some changes with regards to hard slotting bonuses and the draft so for someone like Jordan this might be his chance to get a much higher signing bonus than he might get 3 years from now. Just something else to think about that might work in the Yanks favor.
RAB priority signs.
If anythng comes from the CBA I would hope we could go to a NBA system where as the player enters the draft and has a month to decide if he wants to hire an agent . To scout all these guys and not sign is a huge waste of time and MONEY.Originally Posted by Posada_20
That would be tough to do -- the NBA cut back to two rounds when they did that, and only the top guys are getting picked. The number of HS guys we are talking about in the baseball draft is huge and most are marginal prospects -- it would be a lot for them to give up the chance to play in college. Besides, I think the ML teams benefit from picking a lot of guys and then getting to follow them through the summer and figure out who they want to try and sign.Originally Posted by Yankyfan
"Trade a player a year too early rather than a year too late" -- Branch Rickey
Sickels draft review (I understand this may not belong here, didn't want it to get lost in the shuffle elsewhere)
Nice review and a good read. Could be a nice draft if we manage to sign a lot of those guys.Originally Posted by THEBOSS84
There are to many rounds as it is now but I feel the team could at least hold the players rights as they do in the nhl if a player goes to Jrs. I think 25-30 rd would do.Originally Posted by Yankee Fan in Boston
What is MLB going to give the players in return for such a right? This is a biggie that I don't see happening. It's going to be hard enough for MLB to get slotting in the CBA and they probably have to give up something like no draft choice compensation for signing ML free agents.Originally Posted by Yankyfan
When it comes to CBA there are bigger fish to fry and I don't see it being a huge point . Slotting on the other hand will be a big get. Your right I see them giving Comp picks to get it done.
I see it as a huge point so we'll see what happens in the meantime.Originally Posted by Yankyfan
Originally Posted by THEBOSS84Can Law learn something from Sickels?COMMENT: The selection of Culver confused a lot of people and has Yankees fans up in arms. It was certainly an unexpected choice, and on paper it looks like a significant overdraft. However, I've been doing this kind of work long enough to know that the "sure" picks often don't work out and the weird ones sometimes do. I would have picked A.J. Cole or Tyrell Jenkins myself, but the Yankees didn't ask me. The rest of the class looks pretty good. I like Gumbs a lot, and the subsequent rounds mix college guys with high school guys, refined talents with upside, in a way that I like. Encinas could be a steal in the sixth round. Overall, despite the oddity of the Culver pick, there are things I like here.
Yankees sign Cotton as UFA.
Thank you to the original poster, very informative.
That had to be the worst chat I ever saw. Not one good question was picked, and it was barely 30 minutes long.Originally Posted by Pokerface
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