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QUOTE (Jake @ Jun 4, 2012 -> 09:49 PM)
There aren't? I'm happy to be the guy's biggest fan if he becomes a White Sox, but at this point he seems to have nothing on Aaron Poreda other than age. I just want someone to tell me the part I'm missing, my research on the kid consists of about 45 minutes of reading/watching

 

Aaron Poreda had one pitch, that was it. His slider was crap at San Francisco.

 

Lefties that throw 90-94 and have one offspeed pitch don't last more than two or three rounds. They are precious, precious commodities.

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Can I just quickly point out how much I LOVE seeing Kong and McCutchen in the same commercial?

 

Ok, back to the draft.

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McCullers might have had the most impressive video highlights of any of the pitchers in the 2012 database

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QUOTE (Chisoxfn @ Jun 4, 2012 -> 09:51 PM)
Aaron Poreda was a college lefty with a big sinking fastball. He threw in the upper 90's too and as a result was picked early in the draft. No comparison between Poreda and Smoral though. A lot of comps out there on CC or Johnson but that is more because of his size at this point. And you are greatly mistaken. There aren't many prep lefties that have this kids arm and potential (hence why he's a top 50 pick).

 

 

If Smoral throws in the upper 90s, that changes everything.

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QUOTE (flavum @ Jun 5, 2012 -> 02:51 AM)
Daniel Bard's brother to Twins. How 's his control?

 

 

Better, but he had big injury issues this year. Former Sox draftee M. Grimes did also.

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QUOTE (Cerbaho-WG @ Jun 5, 2012 -> 02:53 AM)
Pierce Johnson? Such a white name.

 

Good pick for them, some had him going in the top 20

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Stony Brook, cool place. Produced Joe Nathan as a SS back when it was a D3 school

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QUOTE (Cerbaho-WG @ Jun 4, 2012 -> 09:53 PM)
Pierce Johnson? Such a white name.

 

And a painful one.

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All you draft guru's who is it going to be?

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Seems like the smart money is on Smoral

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And our first Scotty Pods reference of the night!

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Looks like Barnes never would have made it to us anyway

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QUOTE (Soxfest @ Jun 4, 2012 -> 09:55 PM)
All you draft guru's who is it going to be?

 

doc and bucket haven't told us yet. :P

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QUOTE (Jake @ Jun 4, 2012 -> 07:53 PM)
If Smoral throws in the upper 90s, that changes everything.

Pitching in the low to mid 90's in high school as a lefty is huge. I'm not saying Smoral is a guarantee can't miss talent, but he's a legit talent and would be one hell of a pick for the Sox at 48 (if somehow he was around) and if he is, I'd be stunned if the Sox passed up on him.

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QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Jun 4, 2012 -> 09:55 PM)
And a painful one.

 

I see what you did there...

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QUOTE (Chisoxfn @ Jun 4, 2012 -> 09:56 PM)
Pitching in the low to mid 90's in high school as a lefty is huge. I'm not saying Smoral is a guarantee can't miss talent, but he's a legit talent and would be one hell of a pick for the Sox at 48 (if somehow he was around) and if he is, I'd be stunned if the Sox passed up on him.

 

I'd bet that we're going the college route.

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QUOTE (Jake @ Jun 4, 2012 -> 09:55 PM)
Seems like the smart money is on Smoral

Likely but not definate. Could be a "who?" coming....

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It will be Adam Brett Walker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

no not really. I'm going for Smoral.

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Smoral is still on the board. Who will Karkovice deliver to us?

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Please let it be Smoral. I know we don't usually go the prep route and he'll cost money, but come on.

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