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    The 2007 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft Discussion Thread (Day 2)

    Please post all discussion on the 2nd day of the draft here. Day 2 of the draft starts at 11:30am.
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    Re: The 2007 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft Discussion Thread (Day 2)

    As far as I can tell, Chris Carpenter, RHP, Kent St. is still on the board. I'd like the Reds to take a chance on him in the 6th round.



    Who are some other players on Day 2 that you have on your "hope" list?
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    Not sure I care as long as his stats show him as a pitcher!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader View Post
    As far as I can tell, Chris Carpenter, RHP, Kent St. is still on the board. I'd like the Reds to take a chance on him in the 6th round.



    Who are some other players on Day 2 that you have on your "hope" list?
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    Re: The 2007 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft Discussion Thread (Day 2)

    I would also like to note that I absolutely love the drafts by the Angels and the Tigers so far. I don't think there's a pick by either of them that I don't like.
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    This is the first year I've really followed the draft and some of its available players closely so this might be a dumb question. But what is the timeline for these guys as far as getting them signed and seeing them in Billings? Will they all go to Billings or might you see some in Dayton at the end of the year?
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    Re: The 2007 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft Discussion Thread (Day 2)

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Freak View Post
    This is the first year I've really followed the draft and some of its available players closely so this might be a dumb question. But what is the timeline for these guys as far as getting them signed and seeing them in Billings? Will they all go to Billings or might you see some in Dayton at the end of the year?
    Not a dumb question, but hard to answer. It really depends on a couple of things 1) when the player signs, and 2) how advanced the player is already.

    With #1, the system was changed with the last collective bargaining agreement (IIRC) so that all players have to be signed by August 15th. In prior years teams that drafted players had negotiating rights until a week before the draft the following year. It'll be interesting to see how this change effects signings. Most players that are signed are assigned to a rookie team, like Billings, although if a player is an advanced college player, he may be assigned to Low A (Dayton) or even High A (Sarasota). It's not impossible for a player to start in Double A and advance to Triple A by the end of the season, although, obviously that player would have to be deemed near major league ready at the time of the draft (college reliever like Ryan Wagner, used only for example, not saying that was the correct career path for him).
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    Re: The 2007 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft Discussion Thread (Day 2)

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Freak View Post
    This is the first year I've really followed the draft and some of its available players closely so this might be a dumb question. But what is the timeline for these guys as far as getting them signed and seeing them in Billings? Will they all go to Billings or might you see some in Dayton at the end of the year?
    The majority will end up in Billings but there will probably be a few that will end up in Dayton. I know last year some of the pitchers were in Dayton by the end of the year. Some will also depend on if players get promoted from Dayton to Sarasota some of these rookies could come up to take their place in Dayton.

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    Re: The 2007 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft Discussion Thread (Day 2)

    Among Day 2 names that I'll be looking for:

    Evan Danieli, RHP, Seton Hall Prep, West Orange, N.J.
    Dominic de la Osa, OF, Vanderbilt U.
    Yasmani Grandal, C, Miami Springs (Fla.) HS
    Wynn Pelzer, RHP, South Carolina U.
    Anthony Ranaudo, RHP, Saint Rose HS, Ocean Township, N.J.
    Tanner Robles, LHP, Cottonwood HS, Salt Lake City
    Greg Peavey, RHP, Hudson’s Bay HS, Vancouver, Wash
    Julian Sampson, RHP, Skyline (Wash.) HS
    Kevin Rhoderick, RHP, Horizon HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.
    Hunter Morris, 1B, : Grissom HS, Huntsville, Ala.
    Patrick Johnson, RHP, : St. Stephens HS, Conover, N.C
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    Re: The 2007 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft Discussion Thread (Day 2)

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader View Post
    Among Day 2 names that I'll be looking for:

    Dominic de la Osa, OF, Vanderbilt U.
    I've heard that if he falls much farther, he's going back to school al-la Matt LaPorta.
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    Re: The 2007 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft Discussion Thread (Day 2)

    My top three wishlist for today would be
    Victor Sanchez 3B, Gahr HS, CA
    Chris Carpenter, RHP Kent State
    Kevin Rhoderick, RHP- Horizon HS, Scottsdale

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    Re: The 2007 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft Discussion Thread (Day 2)

    Quote Originally Posted by larks View Post
    My top three wishlist for today would be
    Victor Sanchez 3B, Gahr HS, CA
    Forgot about Sanchez. Good call.
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    Re: The 2007 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft Discussion Thread (Day 2)

    I wouldn't mind if the Reds took Grandal and Sanchez, although I would like to see some arms come in by the truckload.
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    Re: The 2007 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft Discussion Thread (Day 2)

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader View Post
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    Think they'd take another catcher?
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    Re: The 2007 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft Discussion Thread (Day 2)

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    Think they'd take another catcher?
    Do I think they will? I'm about 65/35, no.

    Do I think they should? Maybe. Players don't advance at the same rate. Maybe you have one season where both players demand they be at the same level, but there is a DH available to them at the lower levels to keep both of their bats in the lineup. There are creative ways to get 2 players that play the same position into the lineup on a daily basis. Having said that, if both require first round slot investments, I'm not sure I'd want to try and juggle them like that and therefore might be swayed not to take another catcher.
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    Re: The 2007 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft Discussion Thread (Day 2)

    Add to the list
    Jack McGeary, LHP, Roxbury Latin HS, MA
    Kentrail Davis, OF, Theodore HS, AL


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