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06-04-2012, 08:17 PM
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With Gose, Marisnick and now DJ Davis there prolly isnt a team in the league that has 3 outfield prospects with that combined speed and athleticism.
A track team. But will they hit?

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06-04-2012, 08:18 PM
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I'm going to throw out a Ty Hensley for us at 22. Big, projectable RHP. Sounds like an AA pick.

I did just start reading mock drafts and prospect reports about 2 hours ago, so take that for what you will.

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06-04-2012, 08:19 PM
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A track team. But will they hit?
Who knows but I love this swing for the fences type pick

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I've never seen a 5'9 pitcher go in the first round or be that highly touted. Whats the M.O. on this guy?
He can fly through the system and be a solid bullpen guy a la Chris Sale. He can also hit high 90s and has a pretty good pitch repertoire.

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I've never seen a 5'9 pitcher go in the first round or be that highly touted. Whats the M.O. on this guy?
Arguably the most electric college arm in the draft. If he were 6'2 or 6'3 he'd be a Top 5 pick. Throws mid 90's with a true plus strikeout slider. Potential shutdown reliever if he cant start.

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06-04-2012, 08:20 PM
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Marcus or lance plz

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06-04-2012, 08:21 PM
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Have a feeling the Blue Jays are going to take Stephen Piscotty

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I would be happy with one of Shaffer, Marrero or maybe McCullers at 22

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Braves take Sims. Should leave McCullers available for us. Would really like to see us take a power arm.

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Damn Sims off the board. Hoping for McCullers/Trahan/Smoral/Eflin now.

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Who knows but I love this swing for the fences type pick
Agreed. Was never a fan of the "safe" college picks of J.P Riccardi. I've seen enough Zachary Jacksons, David Purceys, and Russ Adams' to last me a lifetime.

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Done boys. Marcus Stroman will be a great asset.

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Jays take Marcus Stroman. I guess his upside was too high to pass on.


Commentators are saying it could be the steal of the 1st round.

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He can fly through the system and be a solid bullpen guy a la Chris Sale. He can also hit high 90s and has a pretty good pitch repertoire.
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Arguably the most electric college arm in the draft. If he were 6'2 or 6'3 he'd be a Top 5 pick. Throws mid 90's with a true plus strikeout slider. Potential shutdown reliever if he cant start.
Nice, glad to have him then.

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Wow, totally shocked Jays took Stroman. Its a good pick but just didn't think they would take a 5'9 kid.

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So we drafted Tyrion Lannister from game of thrones

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http://www.mymlbdraft.com/2012/mlb-d...Marcus-Stromen

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Jays select RHP Marcus Stroman #22 Overall

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Plus to PlusPlus fastball, PlusPlus Slider. Perfect steal for us.

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06-04-2012, 08:28 PM
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Stroman being compared to K-Rod and said to have 2 major league calibre pitches already. Someone just said he could conceivably help a major league team out THIS YEAR down the stretch. Exciting pick!

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06-04-2012, 08:29 PM
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Wow, totally shocked Jays took Stroman. Its a good pick but just didn't think they would take a 5'9 kid.
I would imagine that the jays see him as a player that can do both close and start. The jays have plenty of top end starting talent, that if this guy ends up just being an elite closer then its still an amazing pick.

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can you say drafted for UPSIDE?

I love both these picks.

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obviously overall there's a signing budget that teams have to stay within or they pay penalties and whatnot, but I can't remember: are the slotted $ figures for each pick in the draft supposed to factor into what a given player can sign for? Because maybe that was a thought with picking how they did. Guys like Stroman and McCullers who were higher-thought of picks might've had more leverage to ask for more money if they get drafted higher. So the Jays pick Davis with their first selection and gamble on one of the others being available at this last pick and be able to potentially get him under contract for cheaper than if they had taken him with the higher pick.

Or am I out to lunch on this?

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Here is Stroman's profile from ESPN.com:

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Stroman would go in the top five picks this year if he were only about five or six inches taller, but at 5-9 or so he's being pegged as a reliever by most scouts -- yet a reliever who could pitch in the majors this year if a team were so inclined. That said, he has a starter's repertoire in an above-average fastball, an out pitch among his secondary offerings, and a weapon to use against lefties, along with an extremely aggressive approach and tremendous self-confidence on the mound.

As a starter, Stroman works from 92-95, but has shown 95-97 in relief before, and he generates that velocity from his lower half, including strong hip rotation to create torque and help accelerate his arm. He starts with a high leg kick and drops down as he drives forward to the plate, pronating his elbow early and finishing well out over his front side. His two breaking balls run together in the 81-85 range -- one's a hard slurve, the other like a slider-cutter -- and he locates them well in and out of the zone, including throwing the bigger one at left-handed hitters' back feet. His changeup improved dramatically this season, giving him a better weapon to get lefties out.

Stroman's main issue is a lack of plane or downward life on his fastball, so he gives up more contact than you'd like on the pitch, but that could be alleviated if he tried to throw a two-seamer, or if he goes to the pen and adds a grade of velocity. He's a certain big leaguer and about as low-risk a player as there is in this draft, likely to go in the top 15 picks.

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