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I can understand the resistance to selecting an outfielder, with the #3 pick, in the Draft. However, that log jam of organizational outfielders is looking a little thinner, with the slow starts of Adolfo and Rutherford, at Birmingham. Given the realization that the Sox will likely not select a high schooler, you know that I'm intrigued with Bishops's LH bat. He has good speed and could be a key piece of the rebuild, in a couple of years. I still think that Eloy will end up at first base. The 2021 outfield could look like Bishop in LF, Robert in CF and Adolfo/Basabe/Rutherford/Gonzalez or Walker in RF. That would be a great defensive outfield, with big offensive potential. The only one, out of that list of RF candidates, who hasn't played CF is Adolfo, but he has the best RF arm, of the bunch. One of them is bound to develop into a useful piece, or we have really done a lousy job of scouting.

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11 hours ago, bmags said:

It is, but the system needs some more athleticism which typically comes from high school. 

Oh, I completely agree, on every level.  I guess I am not hopeful they will change their stripes.  I'd love to see Witt as their first pick, but if Rustchman and Vaughn go 1-2, I almost expect them to reach for another college player. 

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12 hours ago, turnin' two said:

Though expecting them to take HS talent at this point is just an effort in futility.  They'll take a guy in the 4th, that they'll tell us they loved, and that will be it.  

Speaking of Lency Delgado, where is he playing this year? I haven’t heard much talk about him in a while. 

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If they take Misner I might shit a brick. It would be like Jared Mitchell all over again, with a top 3 pick. 

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If they take a college bat at 3 and Rutschman and Vaughn are off the board, give me Hunter Bishop. I really like his swing but I wonder about his power with wood bats. 

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I'm a Tulane season ticket holder (the "Green" in my name) and go to about 1/2 the games and Hoese is sensational.  I will caution this though.  Tulane's schedule this season is unusually weak (usually play LSU twice, e.g. - not this season) and we have faced some really bad pitching.  We start playing the better conference teams beginning next week, and that will provide more insight.
Bad pitching or not, he can rake...but whether he can hit at FRD level, we'll see.

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4 hours ago, dominik-keul@gmx.de said:

Kiley said if one of Vaughn or rutschman is available the sox will take them but if they go 1,2 lodolo could be in play. I think the sox are not keen to take a HS guy.

I’d be enraged if they took a pitcher over Witt or Abrams, but for now I’ll give the Sox the benefit of the doubt.  Last year Kiley or Eric said we were going to take Singer and we ended up doing the right thing and taking Madrigal.

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9 minutes ago, Chicago White Sox said:

I’d be enraged if they took a pitcher over Witt or Abrams, but for now I’ll give the Sox the benefit of the doubt.  Last year Kiley or Eric said we were going to take Singer and we ended up doing the right thing and taking Madrigal.

Yeah, I’m repeating myself but smart money would always be on college pick with Hostetler, but the Fangraphs info on Sox preferences has not been very accurate.

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18 minutes ago, Chicago White Sox said:

I’d be enraged if they took a pitcher over Witt or Abrams, but for now I’ll give the Sox the benefit of the doubt.  Last year Kiley or Eric said we were going to take Singer and we ended up doing the right thing and taking Madrigal.

That's not even close to being determined yet.

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8 minutes ago, Harold's Leg Lift said:

That's not even close to being determined yet.

I don’t follow...what hasn’t been determined yet?  Who they’d pick?

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31 minutes ago, Harold's Leg Lift said:

It hasn't been determined that picking Madrigal over Singer was the right thing.

Sure, but Madrigal was the consensus higher ranked player at the time and there were rumors the Sox were going to take Singer for archaic reasons.  My point was the Sox have this “college player” stigma early in the draft and I’m willing to see if they will buck that trend again and go with the higher rated HS player if Adley & Vaughn are off the board.

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So Manoah is shoving hard again.

9.0 IP 3 H 0 BB 15 K

Game is scoreless. He better be done. 115 pitches.

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2 minutes ago, DirtySox said:

So Manoah is shoving hard again.

9.0 IP 3 H 15 K

Game is scoreless. He better be done. 115 pitches.

And the game is done. West Virginia homered in the bottom of the 9th.

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6 minutes ago, DirtySox said:

Velocity I'm curious about. I don't believe he usually sits in the 95-96 range.

I’ve heard he sits at 94-96. Cooper will have him at 89 in no time.  Kidding, but I’m all honesty he’s a big human.

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56 minutes ago, fathom said:

Manoah is going to be the first pitcher taken

This isn't a bad time to get hot.

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If they have to go college, I am okay with Lodolo or Manoah or Bleday.  Bishop worries me because of track record and left field profile.  That said, I would prefer Witt.

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