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Thread: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 1)

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 1)

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    I'm not quite clear on how liking Adam Sandler movies or playing hockey, especially in high school, correlates to future DUIs (as speculated earlier in this thread) or low IQ scores.
    Neither am I. It sounds like a typical High School boy to me. I guess he should have worn his horn rimmed glasses and lab coat to the interview.

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 1)

    Why is IQ important? You can't teach "99"...
    "This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 1)

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Giolito could now officially be the Lincecum to Travieso's Stubbs...
    Or the Tanner Scheppers to Boxberger.

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 1)

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    I'm not quite clear on how liking Adam Sandler movies...correlates to low IQ scores.
    I am.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plus Plus View Post
    I'm not quite clear on how liking Adam Sandler movies or playing hockey, especially in high school, correlates to future DUIs (as speculated earlier in this thread) or low IQ scores.
    He just didn't come off as particularly bright, especially in comparison to some of the other HS players (ie Giolito and Fried). Nothing wrong with that, but that was just my perception.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Or the Tanner Scheppers to Boxberger.
    Touche, although the jury is still out on that...
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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 1)

    Blue Jays take D.J. Davis at 17- a HS CF from Mississippi.

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 1)

    I knew in a weak draft year the Reds would surprise us

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 1)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    I am.
    Me too.
    Sabermetrics is this: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    He just didn't come off as particularly bright, especially in comparison to some of the other HS players (ie Giolito and Fried). Nothing wrong with that, but that was just my perception.
    To be fair, it was a very scripted interview that lasted about fifteen seconds. I don't think it is fair to the newest (potential) member of the Reds to assume that he isn't smart as a result of those fifteen seconds.
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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 1)

    Quote Originally Posted by RedlegJake View Post
    I knew in a weak draft year the Reds would surprise us
    We've had some pretty good success with the late helium guys in the past (Jay Bruce, Devin Mesoraco).

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    To be clear, I'm certainly willing to be patient and give the Reds the benefit of the doubt on this- they've definitely earned it. I am by no means down on the pick, but I would've preferred Giolito.
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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 1)

    Quote Originally Posted by RedlegJake View Post
    I really thought that the Reds would be thinking that way too. Evidently not. I think their scouts see BIG upside in Travioso. Worth the wait obviously or they wouldn't take him.
    With the Reds scouting department track record recently, I'm inclined to trust their judgement and be happy with this pick. They certainly know a hell of a lot more than the zero I know about amateur baseball players. I'll try and take the glass half full approach and think that the Reds might have a future ace on their hands if he picks up the offspeed stuff well in the next few years.
    I may not be fast, but I sure am slow.

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    This is from a link provided earlier about Trevioso (sp?)

    "He's a piece of clay," an area scout said late in May. "He used to be just all fastballs, but now he's learning to use his secondary stuff, and he's learning how to repeat his delivery.
    If he's as coachable as this implies, I'll be very happy.
    Sabermetrics is this: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.

    Forget the rain. It's never an official game until the Reds piss away a run between third base and home plate. - Bluegrass Redleg

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    Re: Official 2012 Draft Day Thread (Day 1)

    Does he throw 99? Because the highlight video they just showed said he had a 94-95 fastball. Which is it?


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