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  1. Initially when he was drafted, I tabbed Burke as an athletic, glove-first 4th OF type in the mold of Adam Engel, but after his performance this year in the minors and the AFL I'm starting to think he might eventually become an everyday player.
  2. I'm confused why Veras gets slept on by the minor league analysts. Seems like a 20 year-old batting clean-up in AA should cause people to take notice, but he's still ranked #22(?!) in our top 30. I can't think of a player outside of Montgomery, Schultz, Quero, Ramos and maybe Mena that I'd rank ahead of him right now.
  3. Can we bring some of the Dominican scouts stateside? Seems like they actually know what they're looking at.
  4. He's scheduled to start in Birmingham today, maybe he'll hop on a charter flight to Cleveland after they pull him.
  5. I know it's way too premature for player comps but Veras' current trajectory is reminding me of El Caballo. Third baseman converting to OF, good raw power and looks like a developing hit tool. Really excited to track his progress this year.
  6. Looks like it was an immaculate inning for Vera too, pretty auspicious start to the kid's pro career.
  7. Dalquist over Kelley and Thompson is pretty surprising, also we have a dearth of LHP in the system.
  8. Are we sure it's actually Elijah Tatis out there and not Enoy Jimenez wearing Elijah's jersey?
  9. I would really like this draft, prep catchers are definitely high risk but as was noted it looks like he has the athletic profile to move to a different position down the road. Maybe a little like Craig Biggio? Regardless I hope the Sox employ a strategy like this one this year, targeting high upside HS talent in the first couple of rounds. Maybe they can work out an underslot bonus in round 1 and spread it around the next few rounds like San Diego and Cleveland have done the past couple of years.
  10. I'm excited to see how the kids from PR develop, especially Torres. Really like hearing about his defensive ability and athleticism. D.J. Gladney sounds like a big boom-or-bust type prospect, the power is legit though. My interest is piqued by Sammy Peralta, great K/9 this year and seemed to lock in at the tail end of the season. Maybe he figured something out? Cameron Simmons could be a great buy-low guy, maybe he can have the same trajectory as Jason Coats. Highly regarded college prospect still coming back from a major injury. Not sure if he's signable but Logan Glass sounds very interesting.
  11. I wouldn't mind seeing the Sox groom him into an "opener" role, I feel like he could dominate one time through the lineup.
  12. Not a high school player but Timmy was about as raw as a high school player when he was drafted, I think he's a good example of when the Sox successfully scouted and developed a player. I understand the inclination to draft high-floor/lower-ceiling guys to provide a solid foundation in our system but if that tactic is constantly repeated you'll eventually end up with a solid but ultimately mediocre farm system. At some point they'll have to take some chances on their development staff to truly get some game-changers in out system again.
  13. I doubt they go with a prep player this early given their recent track record of drafting signable HS players around round 6 or 7 (Michalczewski, Zangari and Curbelo come to mind) so I think we see a run on some college pitching in the next couple of rounds. Some pretty good names still left too, Pilkington is interesting, Dylan Coleman from Missouri State and Kyle Bradish from NMSU wouldn't be bad either.
  14. Great write-up, didn't realize he had such a fiery demeanor on the field and was so dedicated in the offseason. He's my personal favorite of the top draft prospects and think he has the highest upside of any hitter in the draft this year. Definitely a long shot that the Sox take him but getting him at #4 underslot and splurging on another prep player that falls into the second round would be my ideal scenario.
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