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Race for the worst 2018 record (Top 5 pick) again

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1.  Cincinnati Reds 3-16

2.  KC Royals 4-14  1.5 GB

3.  Miami Marlins 5-14  2 GB

4.  White Sox 4-12   2.5 GB

      Baltimore Orioles 6-14

6.  TB Rays and Texas Rangers  3 GB

8.  SD Padres  4 GB

 

Source:  fangraphs (but probably out of date since written up two months ago)

https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/mlb-draft-rankings-2018-2019-and-2020/

1 Bobby Witt, Jr. SS Coleyville Heritage HS TX Oklahoma
2 Zack Thompson LHP Kentucky KY  
3 Hunter Barco LHP Bolles HS FL Virginia
4 Shea Langeliers C Baylor TX  
5 Drew Mendoza 3B Florida State FL  
6 Matt Wallner RF Southern Mississippi MS  
7 Adley Rutschman C Oregon State OR  
8 C.J. Abrams SS Blessed Trinity HS GA Alabama
9 Bryson Stott 3B UNLV NV  
10 Nick Lodolo LHP TCU TX  
11 Tyler Dyson RHP Florida FL  
12 Andre Nnebe RF Santa Clara CA  
13 Ryan Kriedler SS UCLA CA  
14 Greg Jones SS UNC Wilmington NC  
15 Logan Davidson SS Clemson SC  
  Brad Debo C North Carolina State NC
 

 

 

 

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Oh boy

Really thought this season would go better and hopefully it does but a Top 10 pick is protected for the Machado chase

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The odds on Machado and Donaldson just went down even more...there’s no point on wasting the most productive year remaining in Donaldson’s career on the 2019 team.  And Machado won’t sign unless the money is 10-15% better than the contending teams are willing to pay. 

Arenado becomes the likeliest target, unless they decide to pursue Moustakas again.

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8 minutes ago, caulfield12 said:

The odds on Machado and Donaldson just went down even more...there’s no point on wasting the most productive year remaining in Donaldson’s career on the 2019 team.  And Machado won’t sign unless the money is 10-15% better than the contending teams are willing to pay. 

Arenado becomes the likeliest target, unless they decide to pursue Moustakas again.

Don't mind Arenado at all

But Donladson isn't attractive at all to me, been in physical decline for 2-3 years, that'd be very Sox to sign him but please no

Arenado and Machado I'm all for

 

If they wanted Moose, should have got him this year, not too attractive

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1 hour ago, ChiSoxJon said:

Oh boy

Really thought this season would go better and hopefully it does but a Top 10 pick is protected for the Machado chase

He will probably get traded so the draft pick won't matter, not that I believe we will sign him.

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With the new system the highest pick anyone can lose is their second rounder. So we don't even have to worry about the first rounder. And I do think Machado gets traded, so it won't even matter. I do wonder whether we try to trade for Arenado and sign him to an extension if we whiff on Machado. 

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Unless Ozzie Guillen has another relative connected by marriage to the Arenado family...the odds of a trade and sign deal are pretty much zero.

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Top 10 Prospects, 2019 MLB Draft

 https://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=14737 (2020 for those very forward thinking!)

Rk. Player POS. School   Rk. Player Pos. School
1 Nick Lodolo LHP Texas Christian   6 Zack Thompson LHP Kentucky
2 Bobby Witt, Jr. SS Colleyville Heritage   7 Rece Hinds SS/3B Niceville Senior
3 Hunter Barco LHP/OF The Bolles School   8 Braden Shewmake SS/3B Texas A&M
4 Shea Langeliers C Baylor   9 Brennan Malone RHP Porter Ridge
5 Riley Greene OF Hagerty   10 Mathew Thompson RHP

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24 minutes ago, reiks12 said:

Add another loss. These games arent even close

In fairness, we're playing the reigning champions.  we have KC coming up, so expect a win or two.

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2 hours ago, AustinIllini said:

In fairness, we're playing the reigning champions.  we have KC coming up, so expect a win or two.

I really wouldn’t be surprised if we’re in the midst of a 10+ game losing streak... and I wouldn’t mind it one bit.

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12 hours ago, reiks12 said:

I almost prefer Arenado, dude impresses me so much

If Sox really are set on landing one big fish, if it isn't Harper (and in all likelihood it won't be), Arenado would be who I go after.  I get a feeling Donaldson will be who we get.  

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This team will absolutely get a top 5 pick; my gut tells me we will be picking top 3 and I wouldn't be shocked if we were picking #1 overall. Bullpen and rotation are so so awful.  

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4 minutes ago, Chisoxfn said:

If Sox really are set on landing one big fish, if it isn't Harper (and in all likelihood it won't be), Arenado would be who I go after.  I get a feeling Donaldson will be who we get.  

Decent home/away splits the last few years.  

My number 1 would be Harper...but I feel that Arenado fits our 2020 squad the best.  3rd base is more of a need than outfield also.   5 time Gold glove defense, sign me up...our team definitely needs the defense.  Give me all the defense.

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26 minutes ago, caulfield12 said:

http://www.espn.com/mlb/standings/_/group/overall

4 way tie for second pick, one GB of Cincy.  5 games in four days against the Royals hould provide some clarity.

Bottom 9 taking teams quickly forming...Giants and Tigers holding on for now, Nationals hugely underachieving in a critical season for that franchise’s direction.

I am amazed there are THAT many teams playing as horribly as the Sox are. That is insane, and in an odd way makes me feel comforted haha.

#2020 Vision

#MinorsWatch2018

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