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#41 BobPhelan

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Posted 29 June 2023 - 11:21 AM

Would love Nimmala but Ill be surprised if he gets to 17.


Same, that’s the dream scenario.

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Posted 29 June 2023 - 01:29 PM

Btw you dont force anything but I like hearing us linked to HS players at 17. I like numerous ones who are projected to be around at 17. More than most of the college names projected around that range.

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Posted 29 June 2023 - 05:27 PM

Hope they stick to bat. The last time Elias picked #17 overall, he selected Forrest Whitley.

https://www.fangraph...tats?position=P

Also, just so we’re clear, I have clue about draft stuff.

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Posted 29 June 2023 - 05:51 PM

Hope they stick to bat. The last time Elias picked #17 overall, he selected Forrest Whitley.

https://www.fangraph...tats?position=P

Also, just so we’re clear, I have clue about draft stuff.

Whitley has been bad in AAA but was a top 10 overall prospect at one time. Would take a guy who got up to top 10 overall. Just you know sell him after AA. Lol.

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Posted 29 June 2023 - 05:56 PM

Whitley has never pitched in the big leagues. Doesn’t look like he will. Stuck at Triple A since 2019, and a 7 ERA last year and 5.70 this year. He has had a host of injuries of course.

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Posted 01 July 2023 - 01:57 PM

Whitley has never pitched in the big leagues. Doesn’t look like he will. Stuck at Triple A since 2019, and a 7 ERA last year and 5.70 this year. He has had a host of injuries of course.

 

 

Funny thing was when Houston was looking for pitching they wouldn't include him. Now likely no one wants him.



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Posted 04 July 2023 - 06:16 AM

CBS Sports: 2023 MLB Draft: Five prospects who could fall down the board, including SEC shortstop with strikeout problems

https://www.cbssport...keout-problems/



#48 Greg Pappas

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Posted 05 July 2023 - 11:32 AM

A few guys I'd love to see us select at some point in the draft:

 

In the first round I'm pulling for SS Arjun Nimmala and1B/P Bryce Eldridge.  Afterwards, I hope we grab these guys:
 

LHP Alex Clemmey
LHP Paul Wilson

1B Brock Vradenburg

RHP Will Sanders

LHP Shane Sullivan

1B George Wolkow

LHP Grayson Hitt



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Posted 05 July 2023 - 12:26 PM

Have they drafted a natural 1B like...ever...in the Elias era? Feel like their preferred plan is to take guys who aren't gonna be that defensively limited, which is fine. 



#50 Greg Pappas

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Posted 05 July 2023 - 12:56 PM

Have they drafted a natural 1B like...ever...in the Elias era? Feel like their preferred plan is to take guys who aren't gonna be that defensively limited, which is fine. 

 

Not that I recall.  It would be out of the ordinary, certainly.  Eldridge also profiles well in RF.  I get the preference for taking the more important defensive positions, but having a big power bat with solid OBP skills, and solid-strong defensive at 1B is also a great player to have.  We don't have one currently that meets those criteria, but I still think Mayo could be that guy.



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Posted 07 July 2023 - 08:22 AM

ESPN: Dueling MLB Mock Drafts

https://www.espn.com...pect-superteams



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Posted 07 July 2023 - 08:25 AM

MASN: Elias on 17th pick in draft: "I would say we’re looking at more in the 10-12 range of guys"

https://www.masnsports.com/blog/elias



#53 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 07 July 2023 - 08:28 AM

FanGraphs: 2023 Mock Draft 1.0



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Posted 07 July 2023 - 09:37 AM

CBS has them taking a high school pitcher, which would be pretty shocking

 

https://www.cbssport...high-schoolers/



#55 TwentyThirtyFive

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Posted 07 July 2023 - 09:39 AM

No position or age is shocking at 17
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Posted 07 July 2023 - 03:41 PM

Not sure this content has any value, but here's 1:36 of Mike Elias saying nothing for mlb.com.



#57 TwentyThirtyFive

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Posted 08 July 2023 - 08:08 PM

Nimmala seems to be falling in mocks. But sounds like Os are serious about going with a prep player.


Who ya got

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Posted 09 July 2023 - 08:20 AM

CBS Sports: MLB Draft 2023: Three tricks for teams to find their best pick, including avoiding pitching prospects

https://www.cbssport...hing-prospects/



#59 BobPhelan

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Posted 09 July 2023 - 08:45 AM

Nimmala seems to be falling in mocks. But sounds like Os are serious about going with a prep player.


Who ya got

 

1. Nimmala

2. Chace Davis

3. Waldrup



#60 makoman

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Posted 09 July 2023 - 09:20 AM

Nimmala seems to be falling in mocks. But sounds like Os are serious about going with a prep player.


Who ya got

I don't have any prediction and also don't believe any rumors, this FO doesn't leak. And it was obvious to everyone the O's were going with an under slot college bat last year.






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