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Joseph Allen Designs – Draft Day Giveaway (ends 6/12)

I’m assuming 90% of my readership is male and jewelry isn’t a huge item high on your wish list, but then again I may be wrong.
I personally don’t wear jewelry other than my wedding band, but I do like things that have special meaning to me. That’s why my Father’s day present this year was a personalized hand stamped key chain from Joseph Allen Designs with the names of my wife and son and our anniversary on it.
My keys are always in my pocket and my son and wife are always with me in thought. Every time I hear my keys move, I hear the sound of the argentium sterling silver against my keys, pens and change in my pocket.
All of the proud Mom’s who have emailed me hoping for their son to get drafted and want to give them a keepsake as they take off on their road to the show or for the son’s who want to thank their father or mother for helping them get to where they are at, Joseph Allen Designs has something for everyone.
I love my keychain. It isn’t too big that it’s obtrusive, or too…

More Draft Notes

Zach Cone, OF, Georgia
Cone has been an enigma for years now as he continues to show a ton of potential but little in the way of results. He is supremely athletic and truly could be a 5 tool player if everything worked out but he isn’t likely to be taken until late in the 2nd round or even later. The times I have seen him, he doesn’t show anything that would make him a top pick other than potential.

Francisco Lindor, SS, Florida High School
Lindor is one of the few players in this years’ draft to be a lock to stick at SS. The problem is his bat. He is a switch hitter with good bat control but not much power. He is a little stronger from the right side than the left. He could be an average SS defensively and in today’s game, that is very valuable but I don’t know it’s worthy of a top 10 pick like many are predicting.

Jason Esposito, 3B, Vanderbilt
Esposito should go by the middle of the supplemental round at the latest, if not as early as the late teens. He hasn’t improved his draft stock …

More Draft Notes

Zach Cone, OF, Georgia
Cone has been an enigma for years now as he continues to show a ton of potential but little in the way of results. He is supremely athletic and truly could be a 5 tool player if everything worked out but he isn’t likely to be taken until late in the 2nd round or even later. The times I have seen him, he doesn’t show anything that would make him a top pick other than potential.

Francisco Lindor, SS, Florida High School
Lindor is one of the few players in this years’ draft to be a lock to stick at SS. The problem is his bat. He is a switch hitter with good bat control but not much power. He is a little stronger from the right side than the left. He could be an average SS defensively and in today’s game, that is very valuable but I don’t know it’s worthy of a top 10 pick like many are predicting.

Jason Esposito, 3B, Vanderbilt
Esposito should go by the middle of the supplemental round at the latest, if not as early as the late teens. He hasn’t improved his draft stock …

MLB Draft Prospects Notes

Texas Christian's staff ace Kyle Winkler, who has stepped up in the absence of Matt Purke, will be skipped this week to give him some much needed rest. He doesn't have the prettiest delivery in the world, but is consistently 92-95 with his fastball and enough secondary stuff to merit consideration in the supplemental round.

Dylan Bundy, who has a brother in the Orioles minor leagues as well as a father who was a pro ball player, could be the first right handed high school pitcher to ever be taken #1 overall in the draft. It is unlikely, but he may have the highest ceiling of any player in this draft. He has a lot of mileage on his arm for a high school kid already. That could be an issue at some point and needs to be considered but the Pirates could choose to add him to the core of young studs who could all reach the majors at about the same time in 4 or 5 years.

George Springer does not get cheated at the plate. There is no wonder he K's as much as he does. There is no way …

MLB Draft Prospects Notes

Texas Christian's staff ace Kyle Winkler, who has stepped up in the absence of Matt Purke, will be skipped this week to give him some much needed rest. He doesn't have the prettiest delivery in the world, but is consistently 92-95 with his fastball and enough secondary stuff to merit consideration in the supplemental round.

Dylan Bundy, who has a brother in the Orioles minor leagues as well as a father who was a pro ball player, could be the first right handed high school pitcher to ever be taken #1 overall in the draft. It is unlikely, but he may have the highest ceiling of any player in this draft. He has a lot of mileage on his arm for a high school kid already. That could be an issue at some point and needs to be considered but the Pirates could choose to add him to the core of young studs who could all reach the majors at about the same time in 4 or 5 years.

George Springer does not get cheated at the plate. There is no wonder he K's as much as he does. There is no way …

MLB Draft Prospects Notes

Texas Christian's staff ace Kyle Winkler, who has stepped up in the absence of Matt Purke, will be skipped this week to give him some much needed rest. He doesn't have the prettiest delivery in the world, but is consistently 92-95 with his fastball and enough secondary stuff to merit consideration in the supplemental round.

Dylan Bundy, who has a brother in the Orioles minor leagues as well as a father who was a pro ball player, could be the first right handed high school pitcher to ever be taken #1 overall in the draft. It is unlikely, but he may have the highest ceiling of any player in this draft. He has a lot of mileage on his arm for a high school kid already. That could be an issue at some point and needs to be considered but the Pirates could choose to add him to the core of young studs who could all reach the majors at about the same time in 4 or 5 years.

George Springer does not get cheated at the plate. There is no wonder he K's as much as he does. There is no wa…