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    Re: Looking ahead to the 2018 draft class

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    Re: Looking ahead to the 2018 draft class

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/draft...8g3TyT6FFyx.97

    Loaded Tournament of Stars again.

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    Re: Looking ahead to the 2018 draft class

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    A couple players listed as LHP/RHP. Is it always the case there are players like that or is switch-throwing becoming a trend?
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    Re: Looking ahead to the 2018 draft class

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    Between 2010 and 2016, participation in youth football (age 6-14) has declined by 1/3. This is the result of parents pulling their kids out (or never putting them into) the system because of the concussion issues that have come out. That means these athletes are turning to other sports. One of those sports is going to be baseball.

    It's my suspicion that we're seeing the vanguard of those kids who would otherwise be football players but turned to baseball, and that 2018 draft is going to be the first time it's noticeable with the high school kids. That means the next however many drafts are going to have a larger number of insanely athletic kids coming through than have in previous drafts.

    Anyway, just something to watch for.
    Which is why the Reds and MLB have been so brilliant with their community fund. What better way to get kids to play baseball and ensure the future of your sport than to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to give them top notch facilities.
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    Re: Looking ahead to the 2018 draft class

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    A couple players listed as LHP/RHP. Is it always the case there are players like that or is switch-throwing becoming a trend?
    I thought the same thing. I don't know if it's becoming a trend, but they are both "switch-pitchers/throwers".
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    Re: Looking ahead to the 2018 draft class

    This..

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    As LSU's hitters said, Singer was electric. Might go 1-1 in 2018 @MLBDraft.
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    Re: Looking ahead to the 2018 draft class

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    As LSU's hitters said, Singer was electric. Might go 1-1 in 2018 @MLBDraft.
    Which means he's probably going to be a Phillie.
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    Re: Looking ahead to the 2018 draft class

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    Which means he's probably going to be a Phillie.
    And if not, then a Giant.
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    Re: Looking ahead to the 2018 draft class

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    And if not, then a Giant.
    fangraphs still has the Giants projected to play above .500 ball the rest of the year. If that happens, the Reds could end up with a better draft pick than the Giants. Now that our playoff chances are dashed, Reds' fans should root for the Padres, White Sox and Giants. I do not see the Phillies ending up with a better record than the Reds, but I suppose it is possible.

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    Re: Looking ahead to the 2018 draft class

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    And if not, then a Giant.
    We are only 5 games ahead of the Giants, I think we can catch them.
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    Re: Looking ahead to the 2018 draft class

    Tournament of Stars, day one:

    If the first day of the Tournament of Stars was any indication, both the international competition the US Baseball 18 and under national team will face this fall, and scouts evaluating the 2018 Draft class will see plenty of quality pitching.

    Big arms were on display in both games on Day 1 of the tournament that helps USA Baseball determine who will play in September's WBSC U-18 World Cup in Canada. It started with a matchup of lefties Ryan Weathers (Loretto HS, Tenn.) and Matthew Liberatore (Mountain Ridge HS, Peoria, Ariz.).
    The strong starting pitching continued in Game 2 with right-hander Kumar Rocker (North Oconee HS, Watkinsville, Ga.) going toe-to-toe with lefty Carter Lohman (Hamilton Southeastern HS, Fishers, Ind.).
    While the arms did seem ahead of the bats on Tuesday, there were some hitters who certainly held their own. Brice Turang (Santiago HS, Corona, Calif.), who many feel is the best player in the 2018 Draft class, showed an advanced approach at the plate, drawing two walks then lacing a single the other way against Ginn. He and Bobby Witt Jr. (Colleyville Heritage HS, Tex.), the son of the former big leaguer, also showed plus range at shortstop and second.
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    Re: Looking ahead to the 2018 draft class

    Brice Turang (Santiago HS, Corona, Calif.), who many feel is the best player in the 2018 Draft class
    Man, if the Reds could land Turang a year after getting Greene...
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    Re: Looking ahead to the 2018 draft class

    US Collegiate National Team has made its first round of roster cuts.

    http://web.usabaseball.com/article.j...vkey=news_usab

    I would imagine Singer will not arrive until the Cuba series.

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    Re: Looking ahead to the 2018 draft class

    It's early but pitching appears to be well ahead of the hitting at Tournament of Stars.

    http://web.usabaseball.com/documents...e_3td8a801.pdf

    http://web.usabaseball.com/documents...e_228d46jf.pdf

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    Re: Looking ahead to the 2018 draft class

    Quote Originally Posted by WrongVerb View Post
    A couple players listed as LHP/RHP. Is it always the case there are players like that or is switch-throwing becoming a trend?
    I didn't put this together until Mayo tweeted about it. Kris Armstrong is one of the switch-throwers. Armstrong, as in Son of Jack.

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