Originally Posted by RED VAN HOT
From the descriptions I have read, I really like Seager as well. Power to all fields, advanced hitting approach, likely to move quickly, currently at SS but seen as 3B.
I think the new CBA will be interesting to watch. I count 9 teams with more to spend than the Reds and 13 with less. The others have about the same. The bonus allowances will certainly play in the selection strategy. Is the draft deep? Do you back off an expensive first round choice in order to spend on supplemental and other rounds? On the other hand, a team may elect to spend heavily on their top pick and risk not signing a supplemental or second rounder.
I think your going to see a majority of players within the first 48 hours sign contracts. A ton of pre arrange deals and teams not drafting after the 20th round. Billy Beane said he doesnt see the point in drafting after the 20th round. If there is a player he liked that he would have taken in Round 30, he can just sign them as an undrafted free agent and not have anything count towards his money allowed total.
Also, unless your a two way player, I see no reason in getting an advisor. A player like David Dahl will quickly know what he is going to be offered and his family can weight the amount of dollars vs a free ride to Auburn.