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  1. Kevin Goldstein of Fangraphs joined Mike Rankin and myself on the podcast. Some good stuff in here. There's a great story about Kevin attending Jose Abreu's workout and sitting next to Ken Williams. Check it out: https://www.futuresox.com/2021/04/28/futuresox-podcast-ft-kevin-goldstein-of-fangraphs/
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    Playoff odds

    The Twins aren't dead but they need to go 83-59 to win 90 games. It's a brutal start.
  3. Well that's Oscar Colas basically
  4. It's partly risk mitigation and partly ethics/morals I believe. Jerry Reinsdorf just fundamentally doesn't believe in giving big bonuses to teenagers. It's a huge problem in this market. Paddy is landing some intriguing low dollar signings and they've cornered the market on advanced Cubans obviously. Marco Paddy obviously knows talent because he recommended Jose Abreu and Luis Robert, signed Fernando Tatis and was in the mix for Vlad Jr and Juan Soto. The money has always been an obstacle. I do think that he prefers to spread the money around but the White Sox just aren't at the table often enough when these guys are 13-14 years old for whatever reason. Something is missing with their strategy in the Dominican Republic. The biggest bonus that they've given to an international teenager (16 year old) is $1.5 million for Micker Adolfo and Franklin Reyes (Franmil's brother). Small market clubs all over the league hand out $3-$5 million bonuses to teenagers ever year. The White Sox will be behind in the marketplace until they change.
  5. Bonus pool space can't be traded during this period so it should be fine
  6. I think that an international draft will help them a lot. The scouting isn't the issue. Spending is.
  7. Well they're giving Oscar Colas $2.7 million of it already. I'm sure they'll have multiple $400-$600K signings out of DR and Ven
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    2021 MLB Draft Thread

    I don't think they'll take a prep pitcher in round 1. Going to be a prep hitter or college pitcher IMO.
  9. The White Sox have less money to spend on the draft than they've had in previous years. They have just over $5 million to spend internationally. I wrote about the bonus pools and the scouting process for FutureSox: https://www.futuresox.com/2021/04/20/importance-of-scouting-with-limited-amateur-bonus-pools/
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    White Sox Winner!!!

    I suppose they could have but the manager requested Liam Hendriks
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    White Sox Winner!!!

    It's not on the front office. It's on Jerry Reinsdorf for not having enough in the budget and Tony La Russa for choosing to not play Andrew Vaughn.
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    White Sox Winner!!!

    Then he should be at the alternate site and I'd be fine with that decision as well.
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    White Sox Winner!!!

    Andrew Vaughn has a .400 OBP and Nick Williams should never be playing instead of him.
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    Farm ranking POST-2021

    I think some guys will pop for sure but it's probably still a bottom 10 system after graduations.
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    2021 Plan for Kopech and Crochet

    He'll throw more than that. They're gonna try to get him between 80-100 IMO
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