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ChiSoxJon
post Apr 20, 2013 -> 05:34 PM
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MLB.com just released the Top 100 2013 MLB Draft prospects. Below are my personal favorites (not necessarily for Chicago):
1. Mark Appel
3. Sean Manea
5. Austin Meadows
9. Ryne Stanek
18. Jonathan Crawford
31. Aaron Judge
37. Dylan Covey
100. Buck Farmer

Chicago holds the #17, #55, and #91 picks within the top 100.
Share your thoughts and ideas.
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fathom
post Apr 20, 2013 -> 05:41 PM
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I wouldn't mind a power hitting corner infielder with the first pick.
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danman31
post Apr 20, 2013 -> 07:51 PM
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QUOTE (fathom @ Apr 20, 2013 -> 06:41 PM) *
I wouldn't mind a power hitting corner infielder with the first pick.

Like Keon Barnum or more of a third baseman?
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DirtySox
post Apr 20, 2013 -> 08:19 PM
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This year's draft strength seems to be college pitching. Though the Sox need to draft the BPA regardless of position and age. Will weigh in on some players I like when I have more free time.

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Chilihead90
post Apr 21, 2013 -> 01:45 AM
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I have seen 3B Colin Moran listed as a possible pick.

RHP Ryan Eades is another, as well as Andrew Thurman.

SS JP Crawford would be a nice one to have, or C Jon Denney, but they'd have to drop to us.
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ChiSoxJon
post Apr 21, 2013 -> 09:17 AM
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After looking over my other post from last night, it seems as if the White Sox will address there needs at LHP and 3B early on in the draft. A few prospects ranked prospects near the White Sox selections (17, 55, 91) for positions of need:
LHP:
15. Ian Clarkin, CA HS San Diego commit, solid 3-pitch mix, needs better fastball command, project
19. Marco Gonzales, Gonzaga 4 pitch mix, great control, low 90s fastball, excellent slider
26. Tom Windle, Minnesota power pitcher, mid 90s fastball
45. Matt Krook, CA HS
52. Robert Kaminsky, NJ HS
61. Stephen Tarpley, Scottsdale CC strike thrower, 94 mph fastball, originally USC recruit
62. Chris Kohler, CA HS
63. Hunter Green, KY HS
67. Kent Emmanuel, UNC
97. Aaron Brown, Pepperdine
3B:
6. Kris Bryant, San Diego
7. Colin Moran, UNC strong power-hitting third basemen
51. Cavan Biggio, TX HS Craig's son, hard, contact hitter, fast, limited power, may move to 2B or CF
57. Andy McGuire, VA HS
59. Chad Pinder, VA Tech
88. Trey Williams, CA JC Son of former MLBer (Eddie), big, strong, power-hitter, good range, once considered top 50 2012 Draft prospects
95. Tucker Neuhaus, FL HS

Chisox usually draft a college player first round but this may change under Hahn who may also stop taking 5 tool players early as well. Look for Hahn's first selection to be either a power hitting corner infielder, young LHP, or yet another college RHP. My favorite players of the one's i listed are in bold. I'd really like to see Chicago draft a player from GA Tech (Brandon Thomas, Daniel Palka, Buck Farmer, Zane Evans), I've been a huge fan of this team since I saw them play in the ACC Tournament last year and I think all four of the players I just listed above can make it. Local players that live near myself (Jersey Shore) include Joe Dudek a monster power hitting 1B from CBA (Local powerhouse) who's committed to UNC, he's ranked in the early 100's and projected to go from rounds 3-7, and Andrew McGee, a LHP from Monmouth University (Pat Light, Ryan Buch, Brad Brach, Brett Brach). He's more of a late day two/three type of player.
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post Apr 21, 2013 -> 11:32 AM
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The White Sox should draft the best player.
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post Apr 21, 2013 -> 11:34 AM
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QUOTE (IowanSoxFan @ Apr 21, 2013 -> 01:32 PM) *
The White Sox should draft the best player.

It's usually quite rare that there's an obviously best player available when you draft at any spot other than the top couple choices. More common is you get to choose from a handful of roughly equal value picks.

The last time I can remember the Sox having a clear best player available to choose from, it was this guy name Chris Sale.
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post Apr 21, 2013 -> 11:38 AM
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QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Apr 21, 2013 -> 12:34 PM) *
It's usually quite rare that there's an obviously best player available when you draft at any spot other than the top couple choices. More common is you get to choose from a handful of roughly equal value picks.

The last time I can remember the Sox having a clear best player available to choose from, it was this guy name Chris Sale.


Many considered Hawkins to be the BPA at the Sox draft position last year as well. I was rather surprised he was still around.
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post Apr 21, 2013 -> 12:26 PM
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QUOTE (DirtySox @ Apr 21, 2013 -> 01:38 PM) *
Many considered Hawkins to be the BPA at the Sox draft position last year as well. I was rather surprised he was still around.


I was just about to say that, I thought he would be gone between #9 and #11, but once I saw an athletic outfielder with a football background was available, I knew KW couldn't resist. I originally thought they would take a HS pitcher. I hope this year, they have a similar draft to their 2012 draft, lot more HS players and risks than in 2011 (a safe, boring draft class).
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post Apr 21, 2013 -> 02:44 PM
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QUOTE (ChiSoxJon @ Apr 21, 2013 -> 01:26 PM) *
I was just about to say that, I thought he would be gone between #9 and #11, but once I saw an athletic outfielder with a football background was available, I knew KW couldn't resist. I originally thought they would take a HS pitcher. I hope this year, they have a similar draft to their 2012 draft, lot more HS players and risks than in 2011 (a safe, boring draft class).

What's wrong with the 2011 class? They didn't have a first round pick and Erik Johnson is looking like the best pitching prospect in the system. Not to mention Scott Snodgress looks pretty good, too. That may be all the Sox get out of that class, but to have 2 MLB pitchers out of a class that didn't have a first round pick is pretty good.
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post Apr 21, 2013 -> 04:44 PM
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QUOTE (danman31 @ Apr 21, 2013 -> 04:44 PM) *
What's wrong with the 2011 class? They didn't have a first round pick and Erik Johnson is looking like the best pitching prospect in the system. Not to mention Scott Snodgress looks pretty good, too. That may be all the Sox get out of that class, but to have 2 MLB pitchers out of a class that didn't have a first round pick is pretty good.


The 2011 draft class was very safe, only college and JC signees, no one from HS. Nothing was really terrible with it considering it produced Johnson, Snodgress, Walker, and Semien. But it didn't feature anyone that young like Hawkins, Barnum, Ayala, or Basto. The 2012 draft class for Chicago had a good mix of HS players and college players (Beck, DeMichele, Brennan). For me that made the 2012 draft class a lot more interesting than the 2011 class.
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post Apr 21, 2013 -> 06:14 PM
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QUOTE (ChiSoxJon @ Apr 21, 2013 -> 05:44 PM) *
The 2011 draft class was very safe, only college and JC signees, no one from HS. Nothing was really terrible with it considering it produced Johnson, Snodgress, Walker, and Semien. But it didn't feature anyone that young like Hawkins, Barnum, Ayala, or Basto. The 2012 draft class for Chicago had a good mix of HS players and college players (Beck, DeMichele, Brennan). For me that made the 2012 draft class a lot more interesting than the 2011 class.

Who cares how old the players are? The only thing that matters is that these players create value for the Major League team.
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post Apr 21, 2013 -> 09:13 PM
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Colin Moran has struck out only 8 times in almost 200 plate appearances. obviously he is not the kind of guy the Sox are looking for.
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post Apr 22, 2013 -> 12:27 AM
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QUOTE (danman31 @ Apr 21, 2013 -> 07:14 PM) *
Who cares how old the players are? The only thing that matters is that these players create value for the Major League team.


Younger players have a longer time to reach their potential and high school players are often projects or could be later round steals because of their signability. Either way, they area more interesting prospect.
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