Terry Worrell was my #5 ranked player. And seeing how I put all my money in HS scouting. I of course picked up a youngun and will have many years to reach projections. He looked much better on my draft board but he still should make a good M L setup guy. His Good projections of Control,RH Split and 2 pitches are a plus.Oh.... and his switch hitting may help me in the NL.
Sordie opted for a HS position player. He has good hitting projections with speed.Defensivley he will be a good LF'er or 1st baseman but could play RF in a pinch.Basically he will be a good all around LF 'er.And I'm told he's got a great sense of humor so he should make a great Moonbat.
Rob "em Blind" Dean is the first back to back picks for the Crushers. I can see this stud as a All-Star 3rd baseman .With great hitting projections ,Defensive skills and speed. Well....You'd have to be blind not to see he has potential. Good pick!
The Crushers 2nd pick is a solid pitcher.With good Stamina ,Controls ,Splits and 2 pitches he will make a great #2 or #3 starting pitcher. And throw in his great Groundball/Flyball ratio and he will be a doubleplay machine.With the right defense that is.
Mdymond was held up for an extra 6.5 million dollars by his draft pick. Henry "Double" Parker wanted IFA money and he got it. What did mdymond get?? A future big bat in the lineup that will play LF /1st base. He will hit .300 plus but boot many a fielding chance with his poor glove. Still a nice trade off.
SIGNING BONUS:2,040,000 and a S/T invite
The Tabaky Farmers went with the best starting pitcher left on their board. He has great Control and G/F ratio which will help in the hitters parks. He has the age ,health and make-up to reach his projections.His stamina may make him a #5 SP or a Long Relief guy.
NWSHEEHY007's TAKE- I selected the nephew to Michael Bolton--Grammy award winner.Douglas Bolton as the 22nd pick--happy with his control, health, and effectiveness against righties. Not a dynamic first round pick, but could be a SP 3/4 in four years.
NOT SIGNED AS OF YET: NOT SCOUTED SO I CANT ADD THE LINK.
RUGBYS VIEW: choice #23 Guillermo Martinez, potential gold glove CFer has put signing on hold as he wants to get his degree (according to his mother!). Has a chance to hit well enough, won't carry a team with his bat, but with his glove he would be long term starting OFer. The good news is I was able to use his signing bonus to help land a potential superstar in OFer Midre Dunne.If Martinez's Mom changes her mind we will be looking to swing a deal to bring in some extra cash to get her son to summer camp. Hope this did not drag on too long, I am sure your editorial staff will pare it down!
Trenton goes with a starting pitcher who has good projections .If he had a better RH split he would be very good. For a pitcher he has hitting skills and will help out a N L club. But still at #24 this guy has value.
Tchagnon's pick held out for more cash and he was happy to pay a little extra to sign this kid.He's a younger and weaker copy of Trentons #24 pick . What I mean by weaker is his RH split and Health are lower. He still could be packaged with another good player for a trade upgrade.
Colorado Springs second pick is a Gamble. But if this kid reaches his projections he will be a stud reliever.With Control,Both Splits and 2 Pitches in the high 80's he will be a shut down setup guy. But the 56 health rating concerns me. If the Bandits max their training and medical budget along with reduced innings. He may reach projections but its no guarantee. A gamble worth taking, me thinks!
Trentons second player selected has a cool mustache. But its apparent that Sandberg's focus is about bringing in starting pitching. This guy has good Control and Splits but no pitches above 70. He would make a good Mop-up guy.
The Prairie Dogs selected Efrain "Good" Willits with the 29th pick. And this Pup will get a shot at the bigs in 3 years. While he has good Control and Splits he has only one pitch in the 70's. But if Aaronwayne keeps this dog off the road , he could help in the Pen.
AARONWAYNES VIEW: With the 29th pick in the draft, Fargo takes LH RP Efrain Willits . He's a 19 year old out of Hostos Community College in the Bronx.Willits projects out as a innings eating setup guy, who should be able to throw well over 100 IP/year. The lefty should top 80 for his control and Vs L split, but his Vs R split lags behind.Look for a 60+ish peak there. His velocity is near 80 & Willits should be a ground ball machine. He'll be a 2 pitch pitcher. Overall, the Dogs were pleased to get him at the end of the round and he should be a very useful RP for years to come.
The Champs picked a big time innings eater. With projected 100 in Stamina and a 20 Durability he will munch some innings in the minors. He also has 2 Pitches in the upper 80's and a 80ish Ground to flyball ratio. His achilles heel will be that 50 RH split. This may doom him to trade bait status.
Durham picked up a real nice relief pitcher and thats no Bullship. With good Control,RH split and a pitch in the 90's he will hold the lead for a shutdown closer. His health is a little problematic but with reduced innings he could be in the bigs soon.
Burlington got a lump of coal in the draft. Yes this kid can hit a little but not like the big time LF'er/1st baseman. This is what 2 million in High school and college scouting buys you. Ehull has a very good team so this is not his priority anyways.