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    Re: The Official Second Day Draft Thread - 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Point being that it's virtually impossible for us to say much of anything with any degree of confidence at this point. The most likely circumstance for anybody drafted at this point or later is that they aren't going to make it, let alone make an impact.

    Unless we're talking specifically about passing up a guy who was unanimously a 1st round talent who slipped for financial reasons, it's more or less a crap-shoot.

    Hard to complain about getting up the middle talent.
    Yeah, while there are always exceptions you are really going to see the impact guys go early. Maybe that's the philosophy...take the "safer" guys in the high risk rounds. Maybe they don't hit the ceiling, but maybe they don't hit the floor either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric View Post
    I'm really not seeing it. Who other than Grandal could honestly be on the roster by 2013?
    I don't know these players well enough to comment. Just reading BA's reports, Green could be a utility player relatively soon. The outfielder from Michigan was rated 32 by BA and could do well in the minors, could play a fourth outfielder role relatively soon.

    Reds don't want to spend high picks on guys who are six years away. They are focused on the relative near term IMO.

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    Re: The Official Second Day Draft Thread - 2010

    Text I got from a friend who played with LaMarre at Michigan:

    "Stud!

    He's a good friend of mine, he'll work his (butt) off and be up there in a couple years I guarantee it."

    Take that for whatever its worth.

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    Re: The Official Second Day Draft Thread - 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Yeah, while there are always exceptions you are really going to see the impact guys go early. Maybe that's the philosophy...take the "safer" guys in the high risk rounds. Maybe they don't hit the ceiling, but maybe they don't hit the floor either.
    That has also been Chris Buckley's MO throughout his career, including when he was with the Blue Jays. His other trademark is taking college relievers with starter-type pitch repertoires (and thus less arm strain) and attempting to convert them to starters.

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    Re: The Official Second Day Draft Thread - 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Bailey View Post
    Text I got from a friend who played with LaMarre at Michigan:

    "Stud!

    He's a good friend of mine, he'll work his (butt) off and be up there in a couple years I guarantee it."

    Take that for whatever its worth.
    There you have it...couple of year equals 2012.

    Done deal.


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    Re: The Official Second Day Draft Thread - 2010

    Gauntlett Eldemire still available for the Reds here in the 5th round...
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric View Post
    I'm really not seeing it. Who other than Grandal could honestly be on the roster by 2013?
    I doubt anyone knows. I doubt many Card fans felt confident that Pujols would make the show when he was draft, nor Oswalt, Piazza, etc.... if its hard to judge the first couple of rounds of a draft until 3 years later, its impossible to stake a claim as to which mid to late round pick (or whatever you want to classify as rounds 3 and beyond) are going to be true diamonds in the rough.

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    Re: The Official Second Day Draft Thread - 2010

    Man, that kid with the first name Jablonski probably learned how to defend himself pretty well in the schoolyard.

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    Re: The Official Second Day Draft Thread - 2010

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    Gauntlett Eldemire still available for the Reds here in the 5th round...
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    Re: The Official Second Day Draft Thread - 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by medford View Post
    I doubt anyone knows. I doubt many Card fans felt confident that Pujols would make the show when he was draft, nor Oswalt, Piazza, etc.... if its hard to judge the first couple of rounds of a draft until 3 years later, its impossible to stake a claim as to which mid to late round pick (or whatever you want to classify as rounds 3 and beyond) are going to be true diamonds in the rough.
    Amen.

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    Re: The Official Second Day Draft Thread - 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by medford View Post
    I doubt anyone knows. I doubt many Card fans felt confident that Pujols would make the show when he was draft, nor Oswalt, Piazza, etc.... if its hard to judge the first couple of rounds of a draft until 3 years later, its impossible to stake a claim as to which mid to late round pick (or whatever you want to classify as rounds 3 and beyond) are going to be true diamonds in the rough.
    I'll never forget the DDN story about Michael Griffin when he was with the Dragons that posited that the guy could be the next Pujols because they were drafted in the same round (14th? 12th? somewhere around there). Nothing against Mr. Griffin or anything.

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    Re: The Official Second Day Draft Thread - 2010

    John Mugarian, come on down.

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    Re: The Official Second Day Draft Thread - 2010

    With the 157th pick, the Reds select...

    John Mugarian, RHP, Pensacola Catholic HS, FL
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Dickie Thon, now there is an unfortunate name.

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