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  1. Lillian

    How Much Longer?

    The only reason to let veterans like Nova and Santana pitch, is that they might be able to net someone, in a trade. However, at the rate they're going, that isn't likely. I agree with those who would rather see guys who could be part of the future.
  2. Lillian

    2019 MLB draft thread

    Vaughn has had a good year, but not quite as good as last year. Moreover, there are other college hitters, having better years. Apparently, that hasn't deterred the scouts, who are still considering Vaughn to be one of the two, top collegiate Juniors. I don't really understand it, but I'm not a scout, and haven't seen any of the top college players, in person and very little video.
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    Hitting is a skill, which has very little to do with athleticism. Some of the greatest hitters have been guys who didn't have much natural athleticism, and many great athletes have failed and developing the skill. Good eye sight and strong hands are probably a lot more important than foot speed and strength. In any case, it can take a long time to learn to hit Major League pitching and few players are given that opportunity, if they don't quickly succeed. The Sox do not appear to have great coaching, to help hitters to develop the skill, which is very unfortunate, for a young team. Engel has actually had some very good at bats, lately and has hit some balls very hard.
  4. Fulmer looked very impressive. That stuff was electric.
  5. Lillian

    2019 MLB draft thread

    If Vaughn is truly the best player available, I agree that the Sox should take him. We'll see if he is indeed the consensus best player available, at #3, in June.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    I agree, however doesn't a left handed hitting, middle of the order bat, who is not going to be relegated exclusively to first base, have more value than a player with Vaughn's profile? I thought that is was the consensus here that a right handed hitting first baseman is one of the least valuable profiles, for a prospect. A good offensive and defensive catcher, and a SS, who can hit are obviously some of the most valued, but Rutschman probably will not be there at #3 and the Sox aren't normally willing to take a high schooler. Therefore, if it is going to come down to a college bat, who has the most valuable profile?
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    I was as high on Vaughn, as anyone, after his Golden Spikes, Sophomore year. However, with other viable college bat options, a right handed hitting, first baseman just doesn't seem like the best selection, at #3. Bleday and Bishop are both more intriguing to me.
  8. Lillian

    2019 MLB draft thread

    4 homers, in this weekends 3 games, versus Alabama. Bleday now has 20 homers, in 40 games. Sign me up!!!!!! Oh, and did I mention that he hits left handed. LOL. Someone tell me why he shouldn't be whom the Sox select, if Rutschman is off the board, before the Sox #3 pick. At least, at this point, anyway. And last year, we all thought that Seth Beer was intriguing. This guy is even more intriguing. My only question is; where was his power, prior to this year? What has he discovered?
  9. At this early stage of his career, Eloy is not a Major League outfielder. I'm not saying that he won't become one, but he looks destined for first base, or DH.
  10. Lillian

    2019 MLB draft thread

    I'm warming up to the idea of taking Bleday. One of the reasons that I have been partial to Bishop is that he hits left handed. You know me. I'm always mindful of the need for balance and too many of our anticipated best hitters are right handed. Bleday would provide that balance. If the Sox take a college bat, I would prefer that it be a left handed bat. Bishop and Bleday both qualify, in that regard. I also like that he has the arm to play RF. Give me a middle of the order, left handed bat, and I'll be happy. Yes, I know "best player available" is still the rule.
  11. Lillian

    2019 MLB draft thread

    If Graeme Stinson ends up needing TJ surgery, could he be in the mix for our second round pick? I haven't seen any suggestion that he will need it, but as common as that has become, and given his otherwise inexplicable loss of velocity, I'm suspicious: https://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2019/04/still-no-timeline-for-duke-baseball-ace-graeme-stinson-injury-mlb-draft
  12. Lillian

    4/20 #CeaseDayPt2

    Cease did not have his good command. He fell behind and lot of hitters and walked too many.
  13. Lillian

    4/20 #CeaseDayPt2

    Never mind, there is no Gameday for the Dash game.
  14. Lillian

    4/20 #CeaseDayPt2

    I'm watching the Knights' game and Cease seems to have lost his command, in the last couple of innings.
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    4/20 #CeaseDayPt2

    Does someone have the link to the "Gameday" for the Winston Salem game? I have MILB.TV but the game isn't being televised and the Dash's website doesn't have the Gameday.