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    Zack Collins at First Base

    Gotta learn if he can play first, ideally sooner than later. Lots of value in a LH hitter with power who can play 1B catch and DH. Great roster flexibility not to mention lots of talk about Rutschman (Catcher) and Vaughn (1B) as draft prospects. If Collins is a viable 1B option, it might influence who we select.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    Friday night scores in...OSU won 2-1 over Minn. w/Adley accounting for both runs with 2 run HR (2-3 w/2BBs). Vaughn 0-3 w/2BBs, 1K as Cal got walked off by LSU.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    Good test for Vaughn this weekend as the Cal Bears travel to LSU for a 3 game series. LSU among best teams in nation with strong and deep pitching.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    Good point. I read somewhere that Baltimore brought in a scouting director(?) with direct ties to Witt. Also, KC losing their cathcher to TJ for all of 2019 (as well as drafting a plethora of pitchers last year) might indicate Rutschman won't make it to #3, assuming Baltimore takes Witt (big assumption). As we sit here today, its hard to envision how we can F@#* it up.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    Vaughn was the best hitter (college or HS) last year and he is even more dialed-in this year. He is on a rediculous pace that would mark the most productive season in NCAA history. His track record as being in a league of his own goes back to HS. Sure pitchers will be extra careful and start pitching around him. That said, I can see teams buying into the narrative that 1B is less important and therefor pick a MI/CF. I understand in some instances 1B is a 'default-to' position but, all you have to do is watch Rizzo, Freeman, Votto and, to a lesser extent Hosmer and count how many throwing errors they save (vs. say Abreu) to appreciate the value of a 1B who can play defense, especially with the way shifts are employed today. I can get behind Rutschman, a HS MI w/upside or a lights out pitcher with the 3rd pick but I just don't buy passing up Vaughn because he is a 1B.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    Rutschman hit HR #5 yesterday (1-3 w/BB).
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    Spring Training Thread

    Hoping 2019 is year where are young OFrs establish real value and we get a bit of seperation in order to forecast who to keep and who to package in trade.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    My current order of preference: Guessing Adley and Witt go 1...2 . 1) Adley C 1)a Vaughn 1B 2) Witt SS 3) Abrams SS 4) Espino P
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    if only he was taller he might be able to hit
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    Vauhn is inhuman. No one doubts his bat and every report suggests he will be among the fastest to MLB where he will be a fixture in the heart of a lineup. He won Golden Spikes last year (best college player) and, along with Rauchman is in two-horse race this year. 1B is one of 8 positions that needs to be manned. Reports are that he is a strong fielder. Not everyone can play middle IF. From my perspective, given Sox needs and track record of player development, he is a complete no-brainer and anyone who passes on him because he doesn't fit their idea of a protypical 1B will regret it.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    WS need talent and depth everywhere. We can talk ourselves in or out on any number of players/positions. No one has a crystal ball but past and current performance is a good indicator of future. As we sit here today, it appears we have reasonable OF depth. IF is another story and there is room to improve at every position and no real rising phenoms to look forward to. That said, my biggest concern is pitching, especially if Dunning is out. The more I read about Espino, the better I like him.
  12. Only reason they might be interested is to clear some payroll and OF spot for Harper.
  13. Myers isn't expensive until 2020 and then, only if he doesn't perform. Guessing he would have led WS in WAR last season. I would definitely take him and his contract on if it meant nabbing a couple of high upside prospects. Who we give up in return would obviously depend on the prospects.
  14. I was thinking along same lines but with Padres. If we can't sign Harper, lets help the Padres by taking Wil Myers off their hands. Padres have 5-6 guys rated between 15-25 who I really like, including Nayler, Xavier Edwards and Potts.
  15. If you commit to trading Rodon, could we do better? I don't know the answer but I'm guessing several teams might want in.
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