"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
Chapman easily... Mes will fall off the board next.
2010 Mock Draft Selections (picking for Rays)
perhaps some dont understand the concept of best prospect?
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Chapman. If you could only hold onto one guy from that list, to me the no-brainer pick is Chapman.
As long as Chapman is eligible to be voted upon, I don't see how you check off any other name. I mean the guy is going to be #1 on several top whatever prospect list this offseason. Wrap it up and move on to #2.
OBM, I think we can go ahead and call this one finished. No one is coming back from the lead that Chapman has. Lock that one up and lets get on with #2 where there might be something closer that will get plenty of discussion.
One thing to note: While I love all of our young pitching at the major league level, it is somewhat alarming that there is not a single starting pitcher of note in the minor league pipeline. Of course I like the youngsters like Guillon, Corcino, Correa, and Cisco, but they are so far from being on the radar that they shouldn't quite count yet. My guess is we draft one in the 1st round next year. Is Boxberger definitely a reliever going forward? I still regret them not taking Scheppers with that pick.
Oops: Forgot about Frazier. He's still in the mix somewhere there as well.
Last edited by Benihana; 10-07-2010 at 01:54 PM.
I went with Mesoraco but I think I was in a slightly contrarian mood at the moment. My concern with Chapman was just the potential for a career altering injury being so much greater at his position but in retrospect that should not have been in the equation. Also I do have a concern that Mesoraking did not hit quite as well at AAA though it was in a small sample size.
With the way he's been moved/used, it's fairly obvous that the Reds have never thought Boxberger was a starter. Maybe, if he struggles again this year as a reliever, they'll move in (partly in deperation to get something out of a high draft pick).
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