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Thread: 2015 Draft - Best/Worst

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    Re: 2015 Draft - Best/Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigLebowski View Post
    You're obviously referring to Richie Martin. But you're wrong in your assessment of him.

    No, he's not a power hitter but his bat is getting better by the year. And he is a very good OBP guy.

    But defensively, he is elite and most definitely will stick at SS. The guy makes jaw-dropping plays almost every game and his arm is plenty strong enough for the position.

    I don't disagree with your contention about the overall quality of the draft but don't use Richie Martin as your prima facie evidence to support the claim.
    I wasn't referring to Martin.

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    Re: 2015 Draft - Best/Worst

    I believe was referring to Newman, picked by the Pirates of the Appalachian
    99% of all numbers only tell 33% of the story so when looking at the numbers remember that numbers is plural...

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    Re: 2015 Draft - Best/Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    I wasn't referring to Martin.
    Well. That's.....what I thought.

    Carry on.
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    Re: 2015 Draft - Best/Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    A dude went in the top 20 this season where scouts aren't even sold on his ability to stick at shortstop (though some are - but even then he's not viewed as a good defender) who is described as a singles hitter who may develop gap power. He was a 3-year college starter who hit two home runs in his college career. THAT GUY went in the Top 20 of the draft. And that is where he was projected to go, it wasn't a money saving pick.
    I remember scuttle that the Reds were seriously interested in the man being referenced here, Kevin Newman. And boy am I happier to have the upside of Tyler Stephenson over Newman, who hit very well last year in A+ but hasn't produced anything of note at any other level. .259/.310/.359 in repeating AA this year and then .283/.314/.373 in his 40 games in AAA. I always have a soft spot for 'pure hitter' types but yikes, that isn't going to play unless major improvements are made.

    Imagine the anger if the Reds had drafted this guy with a first round pick, a Jose Peraza profile but older than Peraza and without Peraza's speed. That's basically Tony Renda.
    I dont care, Votto said of passing his friend and former teammate. Hes in the past. Bye-bye, Jay.


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