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Thread: 2006 Official MLB Draft Thread (Day 1)

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    Can't believe the Rockies didn't take Langoria.. they were high on him all week supposedly.. Reynolds was overdrafted IMO..
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    Re: 2006 Official MLB Draft Thread

    Longoria goes #3 to the Rays.
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    Microphone troubles?

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    Brad Lincoln goes #4 to the Pirates.
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    Pierats take Lincoln.. so far shaking down as expected..
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    Re: 2006 Official MLB Draft Thread

    Why doesn't TB realize they need pitching?

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    Re: 2006 Official MLB Draft Thread

    reynolds to colorado

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    Morrow goes #5 to the Mariners.
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    How are you getting these picks so fast?
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    Seattle takes Marrow
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    Re: 2006 Official MLB Draft Thread

    Here are some players from my hometown that I would like to see the Reds take chances on. A couple were near top 5 round consideration.
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    MLB draft could have local flavor

    By Chuck Carree
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    If things go as projected, three local players will be chosen today in the annual Major League Baseball Draft held in the commissioner’s office in New York.

    The group of selected players is expected to grow on Wednesday’s final day.

    Experts predict UNC-Wilmington’s Chris Hatcher and John Raynor will be the first area players drafted. The only question is which who goes first?

    Baseball America considers Raynor, a senior center fielder, the eighth overall in-state prospect, three spots ahead of Hatcher, a junior switch-hitting catcher.

    But six scouts all said Hatcher would go ahead of Raynor. One scout said Hatcher could go in the fourth or fifth round because of a dearth of catching.

    “A lot of people don’t know if he’s going to hit, but there isn’t a lot of catchers available,’’ the scout said.

    In addition to Raynor and Hatcher, former Wilmington Sharks, ex-Laney High School star and former University of North Carolina speedster Blair Waggett also is projected to go today.

    “I like him,’’ the same scout said. “We got him in low – the 15th to 20th round. “He’s a lot stronger than you’d think. He’s an interesting guy.’’

    Waggett played three years for the Tar Heels before transferring to Campbell. On the Camels’ scout day, he ran 60 yards in 6.37 seconds, making him one of the swiftest outfield prospects.

    Some scouts said he strikes out too much, especially chasing high pitches; Baseball America called him a middle-round sleeper.

    Since the draft is 50 rounds, several local players might be taken Wednesday, most notably Laney senior Samson Williams, a raw but athletic outfielder headed for Louisburg College.

    He projects as a draft and follow player – meaning the team that selects him controls his contract rights for nearly a year, until one week before next year’s draft. It is standard practice for players going to junior college.

    “He’s a good-looking athlete,’’ one scout said. “He may need a little more time before going out to the minor leagues. He just needs time to develop. He runs well, has a good arm and a nice swing. He just mis-hits some balls. He looks like he needs some more at-bats.’’

    Besides Williams, some scouts say UNCW’s Adam Paul, Matt Poulk, Michael Marbry and Thomas Benton also could go late.

    Paul, a sidearm relief pitcher, and Benton, who set a school single-season record with 120 2/3 innings pitched, seem to have the best chances.

    “I would take him,’’ one scout said of Paul. “He’s got enough velocity if he hits his spots and throws strikes with his changeup.’’

    Poulk and Marbry are regarded as fill-ins, meaning teams take them to round out a rookie league or Short A roster.

    One scout also called Benton a fill-in, but two other scouts like him.

    Benton throws across his body when delivering pitches. It is not a picturesque motion, but another scout considered it an asset.

    “Benton is a guy who has a deceptive delivery, making it hard to pick up the ball for a batter,’’ the scout said. “He is not overpowering. He knows he has to allow contact and rely on his defense to make plays behind him.’’

    But most local draft talks center around Hatcher and Raynor.

    “Hatcher is an athletic catcher with a good arm,’’ one scout said. “He’s a switch-hitter, which helps. His body is still kind of projectable. I don’t think he’s fully-grown yet as far as strength goes.’’

    Raynor was a 12th-round pick by the Baltimore Orioles last year and one scout called him one of the fastest players in the nation. Another scout gave him a 70 grade on a scale of 80 for speed. Twenty represents the slowest and 50 is an average runner.

    The same scout called Raynor’s arm playable and said he had average power. Like with Hatcher, he wondered if Raynor could hit professional pitching.

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    Re: 2006 Official MLB Draft Thread

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    Brad Lincoln goes #4 to the Pirates.
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    Miller goes to Detroit.. DAMN!
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    Detroit takes ANDREW MILLER #6.

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    Miller to Detroit. Oh well....


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