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    Well, if Machado is there (he won't be) but if he is that is who I'd take. After that I think it depends on what the Reds think of Colon, who should be there. If they feel he stays at SS and is an impact type player than that has to be the guy. After that I like Choice and Brentz and Austin Wilson - what I read about him is "player who wants to be great and puts the work in to get there." Hard working guys with talent are the guys I shoot for.
    Wilson is my third favorite high schooler, after Machado and Sale. The main problem with him is that he would reportedly cost a lot to sign, and I'm not sure if the Reds are going to go for that in the first round.
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    Yea, its easy for us to say take this guy or that guy when its not our checkbook that takes the hit. But a great athlete that enjoys working and is a baseball junkie - man, those are the guys that turn into perennial all-stars.

    Anyway, what do I know!
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    Anyway, what do I know!
    Nothing - your Notre Dame fanhood pretty much proves that.

    And as for my choices - I like Machado but I highly doubt he falls that far.

    I'd take Grandal, Castellanos, Josh Sale or Matt Harvey with that choice, in that order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcclain19 View Post
    Nothing - your Notre Dame fanhood pretty much proves that.

    And as for my choices - I like Machado but I highly doubt he falls that far.

    I'd take Grandal, Castellanos, Josh Sale or Matt Harvey with that choice, in that order.
    I really like your list jmcclain. BTW I just looked up the ACC individual statistic leaders and saw that Grandal is leading the ACC in batting average by 26 points as a catcher! I think that is amazing. He is also tied for the league lead in doubles with 19 and has double digit home runs (10). It doesn't list OPS, but I am all for a catcher who can rake. I guess it's all up to the scouts to see if he can stick behind the plate, but I don't care about the progression of Mesoraco, if this kid is there and he can stick behind home plate, I will be down for this pick.

    My homer pick will still be Wimmers because I would love to see another Man of Moeller drafted by the hometown team.

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    I read on ESPN.com where they said Alex Wimmers could be this years Mike Leake. Other than being a polished college pitcher, does Wimmers have anything else in common with Leake? Like a good sinker or crazy movement on his pitches?
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    I read on ESPN.com where they said Alex Wimmers could be this years Mike Leake. Other than being a polished college pitcher, does Wimmers have anything else in common with Leake? Like a good sinker or crazy movement on his pitches?
    Check out his MLB.com vid - eh not an exact match.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?to...ent_id=7177795

    I think he may be like Leake in that he's a polished college pitcher, looks like he has a sharp curve but not much else.

    Somehow scouting people forget that if there wasn't a guy named Strasburg pitching at San Jose State last year, Leake would have been at the top of every major DI pitching category last year.

    That Leake comparison probably won't match up well with anyone. There is a reason why nobody skips the minors - it's just really hard to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcclain19 View Post
    Check out his MLB.com vid - eh not an exact match.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?to...ent_id=7177795

    I think he may be like Leake in that he's a polished college pitcher, looks like he has a sharp curve but not much else.

    Somehow scouting people forget that if there wasn't a guy named Strasburg pitching at San Jose State last year, Leake would have been at the top of every major DI pitching category last year.

    That Leake comparison probably won't match up well with anyone. There is a reason why nobody skips the minors - it's just really hard to do.
    I get the feeling that for the next few years every smallish, polished college right handed pitcher with less than 95 mph velocity will be compared to Mike Leake.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    I get the feeling that for the next few years every smallish, polished college right handed pitcher with less than 95 mph velocity will be compared to Mike Leake.
    Yeah its like every soft tosser in the minors being compared to Jamie Moyer. Hey Jamie Moyer is pretty darn good and has been for a very long time.

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    Re: 2010 MLB draft

    After spotting this image on MLB.com tonight, I now retract my early statement about who I want the Reds to draft.

    It's gotta be Matt Harvey. Behold the power of the mustache. You can't fight it, you can't contain it, you simply must submit to it's awesome powers.


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    Intriguing guy for me is Kaleb Cowart. Like Micah Owings and Mike Leake, he's a legitimate two-way player -- switch-hitting 3B with power and a hard-thrower who can touch the mid 90s. I like these kind of players for their unusual array of skills made possible by pure baseball athleticism. He prefers to be a position guy now, but could easily transition to pitching down the line (as Casey Kelly has now done in the Boston system). His delivery is simple and effortless -- there's a big fastball there with good command already. I see a high ceiling for this kid on the mound. But hey, if he wants to start out as a switch hitting 3B with power, why not?

    Cowart's moved into the upper echelon of my preferences for the top pick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    I get the feeling that for the next few years every smallish, polished college right handed pitcher with less than 95 mph velocity will be compared to Mike Leake.
    For awhile any short righthander was compared to Roy Oswalt and every latin pitter was "Little Pedro" or "Pedro-Lite"

    Its not bad having the trendsetter for once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcclain19 View Post
    After spotting this image on MLB.com tonight, I now retract my early statement about who I want the Reds to draft.

    It's gotta be Matt Harvey. Behold the power of the mustache. You can't fight it, you can't contain it, you simply must submit to it's awesome powers.

    We'd have to resign Javier Valentin and Dick Pole though. Then every meeting at the mound would be like a porn convention.
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    Re: 2010 MLB draft

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcclain19 View Post
    After spotting this image on MLB.com tonight, I now retract my early statement about who I want the Reds to draft.

    It's gotta be Matt Harvey. Behold the power of the mustache. You can't fight it, you can't contain it, you simply must submit to it's awesome powers.

    My question is does he have to tell his neighbors that hes "new in town" every time he moves up a rank in the far system.

    Based off the look I think its a valid question

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    We'd have to resign Javier Valentin and Dick Pole though. Then every meeting at the mound would be like a porn convention.
    That's awesome.
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    Re: 2010 MLB draft

    Christian Colon, like or dislike?

    I can't get a good read on the guy. He doesn't seem to have much power, and his bat is said to be solid, not exceptional. Is this the type of guy you draft, or pick up through free agency at the major league level?
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.


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