Kyle from Middletown must be JJ Cooper's brother-in-law.:
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"Sit over here next to Johnathan (Bench)...sit right here, he's smart."--Sparky Anderson
I'm with Doug on Mesoraco. Scouts had him really high on their boards. The guy was hurt all year, very bad thumbs. I'm still surprised that Roenicke is a top 10 as a reliever. Why not Viola? He was untouchable.
Good news from the chat is that Travis Wood had a good instructional league showing and his velocity is back to where it was before.
14. Devin Mesoraco, c, Punxsutawney (Pa.) HS (16)
The more players who slide out of the top 10 picks based on signability, the better for Mesoraco, who has asserted himself as a first rounder who was expected to sign quickly for slot money anywhere in the first 30 picks. He could be taken as high as No. 4 to Pittsburgh. One of most attractive assets is the balance of his game.
I don't care how hard a guy throws, I just care how many outs he can get... However, I do understand that you can't rely of fly ball outs if you are gonna pitch in GABP, but I could care less how hard Maloney throws...
"On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."
Interesting to see BA's top 10 -I don't see that much difference between Neftali Soto, Watson, Valaika, Lotzkar, Dorn, Turner and the prospects from 6-10. That indicates some decent depth in the system. There are some big differences in opinion on this board on prospects which shows that there are a pretty good number of prospects that impress at least a few people.
-LTlabnerIf you can't build a winning team with that core a fire-sale isn't the solution. Selling the franchise, moving them to Nashville and converting GABP into a used car lot is.