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    Re: 2008 mock draft seclection thread

    With the #49 pick in the 2008 draft the Kansas City Royals select

    Riccio Torrez 2B 6-0 190 R/R He gets the ultimate compliment from scouts by being called a real "baseball player." He's a five-tool player, with the bat as the only plus one. Defensively, he'll make for a good second baseman as a pro and has a very mature makeup. His brother is the second baseman at ASU and he is committed to the same school. Torrez can flat-out hit the baseball. He uses excellent bat control and makes solid contact, usually up the middle and the other way. He's got a short and compact swing.

    Royals Scouting Director: "We are thrilled to draft Riccio Torrez with the #49 pick. We feel he can develop and be part of the core of our up the middle for years to come. With his ability to hit the baseball to all parts of the field we feel he can one day let us get over our mistake of trading away Jeff Keppinger for next to nothing."
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    Re: 2008 mock draft seclection thread

    Quote Originally Posted by redhawk61 View Post
    With the #49 pick in the 2008 draft the Kansas City Royals select

    Riccio Torrez 2B 6-0 190 R/R He gets the ultimate compliment from scouts by being called a real "baseball player." He's a five-tool player, with the bat as the only plus one. Defensively, he'll make for a good second baseman as a pro and has a very mature makeup. His brother is the second baseman at ASU and he is committed to the same school. Torrez can flat-out hit the baseball. He uses excellent bat control and makes solid contact, usually up the middle and the other way. He's got a short and compact swing.
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    Re: 2008 mock draft seclection thread

    With the 50th pick in the 2008 MLB Draft, the Baltimore Orioles select:

    Bradley Holt, RHSP, UNC-Wilmington

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/...p=284#more-284

    This righthander has a big big arm with plenty of durability at 6'4, 195, and room for projection. Holt maintains 94 mph velocity on his fastball deep into games, recently into the ninth inning of a game in which he threw 149 pitches. Lots of updside to this college arm.
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    Re: 2008 mock draft seclection thread

    First round:

    1. TB - Kronored - Brian Matusz
    2. PIT - dougdirt - Tim Beckham
    3. KC - redhawk61 - Buster Posey
    4. BAL - Blue - Pedro Alvarez
    5. SF - New Fever - Kyle Skipworth
    6. FLA - Puffy - Eric Hosmer
    7. CIN - OnBaseMachine - Gordon Beckham
    8. CWS - Grande Donkey - Shooter Hunt
    9. WAS - dabvu2498 - Yonder Alonso
    10. HOU - JayBruceFan - Justin Smoak
    11. TEX - cincinnati chili - Brett Wallace
    12. OAK - Austin Kearns - Aaron Crow
    13. STL - Mario-Rijo - Christian Friedrich
    14. MIN - camisadelgolf - Casey Kelly
    15. LAD - Joseph - Tim Melville
    16. MIL - OesterPoster - Aaron Hicks
    17. TOR - Jay Bruce - Ike Davis
    18. NYM - RedlegJake - Jason Castro
    19. CHC - *BaseClogger* - Ryan Perry
    20. SEA - Cedric - Josh Fields
    21. DET - Heath - Andrew Cashner
    22. NYM - RedlegJake - Ethan Martin
    23. SD - NC Reds - Zach Collier
    24. PHI - jmcclain19 - Jemile Weeks
    25. COL - cincyinco - Gerrit Cole
    26. ARI - lollipopcurve - Brett Lawrie
    27. MIN - camisadelgolf - Conor Gillaspie
    28. NYY - GoReds33 - Tyson Ross
    29. CLE - AmarilloRed - Brandon Crawford
    30. BOS - M2 - Logan Forsythe

    Supplemental first round:

    31. MIN - camisadelgolf - Reese Havens
    32. MIL - OesterPoster - Jake Odorizzi
    33. NYM - RedlegJake - David Cooper
    34. PHI - jmcclain19 - Destin Hood
    35. MIL - OesterPoster - Tanner Scheppers
    36. KC - redhawk61 - Brett DeVall
    37. SF - New Fever - Issac Galloway
    38. HOU - JayBruceFan - Aaron Shafer
    39. STL - Mario-Rijo - Michael Palazzone
    40. ATL - edabbs44 - Ross Seaton
    41. CHC - *BaseClogger* - Anthony Hewitt
    42. SD - NC Reds - Alex Meyer
    43. ARI - lollipopcurve - Daniel Schlereth
    44. NYY - GoReds33 - Niko Vazquez
    45. BOS - M2 - Jay Austin
    46. SD - NC Reds - Wade Miley

    Second round:

    47. TB - Kronored - Eric Thames
    48. PIT - dougdirt - Mike Montgomery
    49. KC - redhawk61 - Riccio Torrez
    50. BAL - Blue - Bradley Holt
    51. PHI - jmcclain19 - Adrian Nieto
    52. FLA - Puffy - Kyle Lobstein
    53. MIL - OesterPoster - Zach Putnam
    54. MIL - OesterPoster - Jeremy Hamilton
    55. WAS - dabvu2498 - Ryan Flaherty
    56. HOU - JayBruceFan
    57. TEX - cincinnati chili
    58. OAK - Austin Kearns
    59. STL - Mario-Rijo
    60. MIN - camisadelgolf
    61. LAD - Joseph
    62. MIL - OesterPoster
    63. TOR - Jay Bruce
    64. ATL - edabbs44
    65. CHC - *BaseClogger*
    66. SEA - Cedric
    67. DET - Heath
    68. NYM - RedlegJake
    69. SD - NC Reds
    70. ATL - edabbs44
    71. PHI - jmcclain19
    72. COL - cincyinco
    73. ARI - lollipopcurve
    74. LAA - SandyD
    75. NYY - GoReds33
    76. CLE - AmarilloRed
    77. BOS - M2

    Third round:

    78. TB - Kronored
    79. PIT - dougdirt
    80. KC - redhawk61
    81. BAL - Blue
    82. SF - New Fever
    83. FLA - Puffy
    84. CIN - OnBaseMachine
    85. BOS - M2
    86. CWS - Grande Donkey
    87. WAS - dabvu2498
    88. HOU - JayBruceFan
    89. TEX - cincinnati chili
    90. OAK - Austin Kearns
    91. STL - Mario-Rijo
    92. MIN - camisadelgolf
    93. LAD - Joseph
    94. MIL - OesterPoster
    95. TOR - Jay Bruce
    96. ATL - edabbs44
    97. CHC - *BaseClogger*
    98. SEA - Cedric
    99. DET - Heath
    100. NYM - RedlegJake
    101. SD - NC Reds
    102. PHI - jmcclain19
    103. COL - cincyinco
    104. ARI - lollipopcurve
    105. LAA - SandyD
    106. NYY - GoReds33
    107. CLE - AmarilloRed
    108. BOS - M2

    Supplemental third round:

    109. PHI - jmcclain19
    110. HOU - JayBruceFan
    111. SD - NC Reds
    112. LAA - SandyD
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    Re: 2008 mock draft seclection thread



    With the 51st pick in the 2008 Draft, the Phillies select Catcher Adrian Nieto, American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla.

    GM Pat Gillick
    Adrian is an excellent HS bat that we are thrilled to add to the Phillies organization. Always a positive to add another HS All American in the 2nd round, and one that has tools aplenty. We're going to start him off catching - he certainly has the cannon arm and the athleticism to play catcher. He's got a monster power bat that will play anywhere, and great makeup to boot.

    That makes three top notch up the middle athletes we've grabbed in our first three picks - very excited about how this draft class is shaping up.
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    Re: 2008 mock draft seclection thread

    The Florida Marlins select Kyle Lobstein, LHP, Cocino (AZ) High School.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puffy View Post
    The Florida Marlins select Kyle Lobstein, LHP, Cocino (AZ) High School.
    True fact: Lobstein (shortened from its original Lobenstein) was actually built in a lab from the pieces of dead lobsters and then brought to life during a lightning storm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    True fact: Lobstein (shortened from its original Lobenstein) was actually built in a lab from the pieces of dead lobsters and then brought to life during a lightning storm.
    Is that the opposite of a false fact?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Is that the opposite of a false fact?
    Yes. False facts suck, even worse than the Marlins' starting pitching.
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    Re: 2008 mock draft seclection thread

    As an Ohio State fan, it pains me to say this...

    With the 53rd pick in the draft, the Milwaukee Brewers select Zach Putnam, RH pitcher from the University of Meechigan.

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    And with the 54th pick in the draft, the Brewers would like to select Wright State's finest, lefty 1B/OF, Jeremy Hamilton (via Cincinnati Princeton High School).

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    With the 55th pick in the draft, Jim Bowden unhitches the top button on his leather pants and belches out the words Ryan Flaherty, SS, Vanderbilt. Then he turns to scouting director and asks, "Was that as good for you as it was for me baby?"
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    Re: 2008 mock draft seclection thread

    I'm not sure if Gordon Beckham is a true shortstop he looks more like a 2nd baseman to me.. Not sure if we need him at that pick.. I'd rather see us go with a left handed starter or 3rd baseman with that pick.. Maybe even Crow he looks like the best college starter

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    Quote Originally Posted by BH00327 View Post
    I'm not sure if Gordon Beckham is a true shortstop he looks more like a 2nd baseman to me.. Not sure if we need him at that pick.. I'd rather see us go with a left handed starter or 3rd baseman with that pick.. Maybe even Crow he looks like the best college starter
    You always need the best player on the board and Beckham > Crow.

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    ^^^ Any major publication back you up on that? Baseball America isn't infallible, but they have Crow at 5 on the draft tracker and Beckham at 8. I'm cool with either one.

    Anyone have an opinion of Bradley Holt? BA projects him as a Top 50 pick and I thought the article I posted with my pick was pretty impressive.
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