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    Re: 2017 Post-Draft Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by WrongVerb View Post
    Fairchild a potential all-star? Are we underestimating the guy?
    Not everyone is.

    The more read about it the more excited I get. Sounds like an athletic true CFer that can mash. Yes, please.
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    Re: 2017 Post-Draft Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by WrongVerb View Post
    Fairchild a potential all-star? Are we underestimating the guy?
    Considering all we have to go on is some list rankings from a couple of websites and tiny blurbs written up summarizing his skillset, probably.

    At the same time MLB clubs are paying a ton of money to have more data and scout these kids and they're still being done in on draft day by "bad scouting", so maybe it's just as much of a crapshoot on their end.

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    Re: 2017 Post-Draft Discussion

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    Re: 2017 Post-Draft Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by WrongVerb View Post
    Fairchild a potential all-star? Are we underestimating the guy?
    RedsZone jumping to a conclusion? No way.

    But we should have the final judgment on his career by, say, August 10. Maybe August 12 if there are rainouts in the Pioneer League.

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    Re: 2017 Post-Draft Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    I was just reading about Clay Fisher. That's an interesting pick if he signs.
    no thanks. sounds like this guy has "the upside" of Paul Janish....we already have a 23yr old Peraza for that

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    Re: 2017 Post-Draft Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Pacman Fever View Post
    no thanks. sounds like this guy has "the upside" of Paul Janish....we already have a 23yr old Peraza for that
    90% of the kids drafted this year would kill to have a Paul Janish type career.

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    Re: 2017 Post-Draft Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    RedsZone jumping to a conclusion? No way.

    But we should have the final judgment on his career by, say, August 10. Maybe August 12 if there are rainouts in the Pioneer League.
    Until he hits a hot streak in Dayton, then people will start discussions for trading Billy Hamilton as his replacement was found. Until he struggles in Dayton, where people will call for Chris Buckley's job and say he has the future of a fourth outfielder like our current fourth outfielders Schebler and Duvall.

    This is a similar phenomenon to when the Reds go on a winning streak and the rebuild is over, until they lose six in a row and we're an organization devoid of talent.

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    Re: 2017 Post-Draft Discussion

    https://twitter.com/tlittlefield18/s...37312690024448

    Truly an honor and a dream come true! Thank you to everyone who has helped me reach my goals. #MLBDraft2017
    The video attached to the tweet is pretty fun. He certainly seems excited to be picked though his page makes it seems like he is still going to college.

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    Re: 2017 Post-Draft Discussion

    I'm thinking everyone starts in the AZL this season?

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    Re: 2017 Post-Draft Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by wastedtime View Post
    I'm thinking everyone starts in the AZL this season?
    Nah, not Fairchild. He's Billings at least.

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    Re: 2017 Post-Draft Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by podgejeff_ View Post
    Nah, not Fairchild. He's Billings at least.
    Fairchild, Downs, Sceroler and Buffett should all start in Billings, at least.
    Last edited by Benihana; 06-15-2017 at 09:57 PM.
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    Re: 2017 Post-Draft Discussion

    Wow, Braves signed Wright for just over $7M. Guess that means Hunter will get full slot.

    What I'm wondering, is how the Braves could go $1.3M over slot for their first pick and still have enough to sign Drew Waters, assuming Waters is significantly over slot as well?
    Last edited by Benihana; 06-16-2017 at 12:02 PM.
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    Re: 2017 Post-Draft Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Wow, Braves signed Wright for just over $7M. Guess that means Hunter will get full slot.

    What I'm wondering, is how the Braves could go $1.3M over slot for their first pick and still have enough to sign Drew waters, assuming Waters is significantly over slot as well?
    Braves didn't have a Comp pick and they drafted college seniors rounds 5-10, plus a JuCo kid in the 4th round.

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    Re: 2017 Post-Draft Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Wow, Braves signed Wright for just over $7M. Guess that means Hunter will get full slot.

    What I'm wondering, is how the Braves could go $1.3M over slot for their first pick and still have enough to sign Drew waters, assuming Waters is significantly over slot as well?
    Braves already knew what it would take to sign Drew. I wouldn't be shocked if he had a contract emailed to him the moment his name was announced. He is going to get 8 paid semesters of free school if baseball doesn't work out and a free hunting trip with Chipper Jones.
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    Re: 2017 Post-Draft Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Wow, Braves signed Wright for just over $7M. Guess that means Hunter will get full slot.

    What I'm wondering, is how the Braves could go $1.3M over slot for their first pick and still have enough to sign Drew waters, assuming Waters is significantly over slot as well?
    Looking at their draft card, Atlanta has five seniors drafted in the back end. They have $9.4 million to spend. Wright's signing means Waters can't sign for more than $2.4 million. Last year's 41st pick, Nick Ladolo, didn't sign; however, those players picked just ahead of him (Joey Wentz) and just below (Kevin Gowdy) signed for more than $3 million apiece.

    In short, they may have a hard time signing him. (And even less chance at signing the other HS guys they drafted in the top 10.

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