Turn Off Ads?
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 37

Thread: Pick Em 7 - First Year Player Draft, 2008

  1. #1
    We are the angry mob cincyinco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    The 303
    Posts
    2,536

    Pick Em 7 - First Year Player Draft, 2008

    Well, the draft is getting ever closer. And the buzz is picking up regarding the 2008 first year player draft. The Cincinnati Reds have the 7th overall pick. So, here's a little game we can play. Pick em 7!

    Your job is to attempt to predict the first 7 selection of the 2008 first year player draft, ending on the Cincinnati Reds draft selection. Try to predict the actual order of the first 7 selections. We'll see who has the best guess.

    Oh, feel free to update your post as the draft approaches, just make sure to do so in a new post, as the draft is dynamic and changes as we get closer to the big day - case in point - Scheppers.

    Here is the draft order and my opening guess:

    1. Rays - Buster Posey - C
    2. Pirates - Pedro Alvarez - 3B
    3. Royals - Tim Beckham - SS
    4. Orioles - Justin Smoak - 1B
    5. Giants - Eric Hosmer - 1B
    6. Marlins - Brian Matusz - LHP
    7. Reds - Gordan Beckham - SS

    Thats how I see things right now. Post your 7! Its pick em 7!
    "I hate to advocate chemicals, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone... But they've always worked for me."

    -Hunter S. Thompson

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    1,064

    Re: Pick Em 7 - First Year Player Draft, 2008

    1. Rays - Tim Beckham - SS
    2. Pirates - Buster Posey - C
    3. Royals - Brian Matusz - LHP
    4. Orioles - Pedro Alvarez - 3B
    5. Giants - Justin Smoak - 1B
    6. Marlins -Eric Hosmer - 1B
    7. Reds - Gordan Beckham - SS

    Note: If Matusz falls past 3 I have a feeling he falls to us.
    Last edited by redhawk61; 05-15-2008 at 11:18 PM.

  4. #3
    Member OnBaseMachine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    34,844

    Re: Pick Em 7 - First Year Player Draft, 2008

    1. Rays - Buster Posey, C
    2. Pirates - Pedro Alvarez, 3B
    3. Royals - Tim Beckham, SS
    4. Orioles - Brian Matusz, LHP
    5. Giants - Justin Smoak, 1B
    6. Marlins - Kyle Skipworth, C
    7. Reds - Gordon Beckham, SS

  5. #4
    We are the angry mob cincyinco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    The 303
    Posts
    2,536

    Re: Pick Em 7 - First Year Player Draft, 2008

    Interesting to see now Crowe in the top 7 so far.
    "I hate to advocate chemicals, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone... But they've always worked for me."

    -Hunter S. Thompson

  6. #5
    Member OnBaseMachine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    34,844

    Re: Pick Em 7 - First Year Player Draft, 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by cincyinco View Post
    Interesting to see now Crowe in the top 7 so far.
    I think teams will be a little wary of Crow's mechanics and he'll drop some in the same manner as Tim Lincecum. But I would be pretty excited if we could land him.

  7. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    1,064

    Re: Pick Em 7 - First Year Player Draft, 2008


  8. #7
    We are the angry mob cincyinco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    The 303
    Posts
    2,536

    Re: Pick Em 7 - First Year Player Draft, 2008

    Anyone want to take another stab at it now that baseball america has produced its mock draft? Another source of info to educate your guess with.

    its a free link btw
    http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...08/266117.html

    My guess after taking some things into consideration hasn't changed too much, but my projection of 1B going back to back looks funky, so here is my revised pick em 7!

    1. Rays - Buster Posey - C
    2. Pirates - Pedro Alvarez - 3B
    3. Royals - Tim Beckham - SS
    4. Orioles - Brian Matusz - LHP
    5. Giants - Justin Smoak - 1B
    6. Marlins - Aaron Crow - RHP
    7. Reds - Gordan Beckham - SS
    "I hate to advocate chemicals, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone... But they've always worked for me."

    -Hunter S. Thompson

  9. #8
    Senor Votto Degenerate39's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    7,917

    Re: Pick Em 7 - First Year Player Draft, 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by cincyinco View Post
    Anyone want to take another stab at it now that baseball america has produced its mock draft? Another source of info to educate your guess with.

    its a free link btw
    http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...08/266117.html

    My guess after taking some things into consideration hasn't changed too much, but my projection of 1B going back to back looks funky, so here is my revised pick em 7!

    1. Rays - Buster Posey - C
    2. Pirates - Pedro Alvarez - 3B
    3. Royals - Tim Beckham - SS
    4. Orioles - Brian Matusz - LHP
    5. Giants - Justin Smoak - 1B
    6. Marlins - Aaron Crow - RHP
    7. Reds - Gordan Beckham - SS
    I'm thinking this is pretty much how it's going to look but I wouldn't do it if the Reds took a pitcher.
    Most Vottomatic Player

  10. #9
    SERP deep cover ops WebScorpion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    In the Ether
    Posts
    5,401

    Re: Pick Em 7 - First Year Player Draft, 2008

    May as well play along.

    1. Rays - Tim Beckham - SS
    2. Pirates - Gordon Beckham - SS
    3. Royals - Brian Matusz - LHP
    4. Orioles - Aaron Crow - RHP
    5. Giants - Buster Posey - C
    6. Marlins - Kyle Skipworth - C
    7. Reds - Pedro Alvarez - 3B

    Who knows, if more teams go with pitching we might even see Posey fall all the way to us,but I doubt it. The Giants may rather have Smoak or Alvarez, but I just don't see the Pirates going with another catcher or pitcher...the most polished SS is their guy, but it could also be Alvarez. My favorites for the Reds would be Matusz, Posey, and/or G. Beckham, but I think they'll all be gone by the time we get up.

    "Okay you guys, pair up in threes!" --Yogi Berra

  11. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Shelburne Falls, MA
    Posts
    10,133

    Re: Pick Em 7 - First Year Player Draft, 2008

    Interesting. Thanks for posting. I have to agree that Crow's arm action is worrisome.

    Pitchers are always riskier than position players.
    "Baseball is a very, very complex business. It's more of a people business than most businesses." - Bob Castellini

  12. #11
    We are the angry mob cincyinco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    The 303
    Posts
    2,536

    Re: Pick Em 7 - First Year Player Draft, 2008

    Thanks for playing guys! Keep it coming, i know we have more draft buffs on here. Even if you're not.. throw your guess. C'mon! I'm lookin at you in particular Doug.

    Here is my latest guess going off articles I've been reading:

    1. Rays - Tim Beckham - SS
    2. Pirates - Pedro Alvarez - 3B
    3. Royals - Aaron Crow - RHP
    4. Orioles - Brian Matusz - LHP
    5. Giants - Justin Smoak - 1B
    6. Marlins - Kyle Skipworth - C - reports have Marlins heavily interested.
    7. Reds - Gordan Beckham - SS

    I really think if Crow goes before us, Beckham is our man. Posey is also a choice. I think he could potentially fall if he's not taken by the Rays. He's a possibility at 5, from what I've read - which would make Smoak another choice for the Reds to consider at 7.

    To be honest, I'm really not as certain in this prediction as my previous ones. My previous orders felt solid. As draft approaches, its going to get real interesting.
    "I hate to advocate chemicals, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone... But they've always worked for me."

    -Hunter S. Thompson

  13. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Shelburne Falls, MA
    Posts
    10,133

    Re: Pick Em 7 - First Year Player Draft, 2008

    As these 2 weeks wind down, the rumors will increase to the point that close to the draft the very first few selections may be all but known. So it's more fun to guess now....

    1. Rays -- Alvarez
    2. Buccos -- Smoak (going out on a limb here)
    3. KC -- T. Beckham
    4. Balt -- G. Beckham
    5. SF -- Posey
    6. FLA -- Hosmer
    7. Reds -- Matusz
    "Baseball is a very, very complex business. It's more of a people business than most businesses." - Bob Castellini

  14. #13
    Stat Wanker Hodiernus RedsManRick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Guelph, ON
    Posts
    16,029

    Re: Pick Em 7 - First Year Player Draft, 2008

    I don't feel comfortable enough to pick, but I think that if Crow is there, he's a Red. Put me squarely in the group who would rather take a bat in the first round unless there's a flawless arm just sitting there.

    A guy like Crow strikes me a siren song. Though I'd like to learn more about his mechanics. I know many felt the same way about Lincecum, but upon in depth analysis, his mechanics are quite sound -- just unusual.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

  15. #14
    The Boss dougdirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    35,448

    Re: Pick Em 7 - First Year Player Draft, 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    I don't feel comfortable enough to pick, but I think that if Crow is there, he's a Red. Put me squarely in the group who would rather take a bat in the first round unless there's a flawless arm just sitting there.

    A guy like Crow strikes me a siren song. Though I'd like to learn more about his mechanics. I know many felt the same way about Lincecum, but upon in depth analysis, his mechanics are quite sound -- just unusual.
    Except Lincecums mechanics were just that, unsual. Crow's are bad.

  16. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    7,194

    Re: Pick Em 7 - First Year Player Draft, 2008

    Are Tim and Gordon related?
    When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.
    ---Joe Posnanski


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25