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Still here

I have been working on compiling stats for my mid season stat update but I don't think I'm going to get it done this weekend. I have spent some time on it, but with a 4 month old, time is limited. I am working a construction job this summer which entails about 60-65 hours a week, then when I get home, its on baby duty, which I absolutely love but it takes away my time here.

I hope to get an update up at some point in the next week or so but that's where I'm at.

I wouldn't have to do the whole stat thing and just go off the top of my head. I just like to have stats to back my logic. And for as many hundreds, if not thousands, of hours I have spent developing the formulas I have, I like to use them because they help direct me.

One thing I can say is that no matter how much people hype Bryce Harper, it is legit. He is Adam Dunn with more power and better defense. Not Adam Dunn this season, I mean in his prime.
With that said, Mike Trout is a better prospect and ha…

2011 Washington Nationals Draft Review

The Nationals have reaped the rewards of drafting 1st overall in the draft on consecutive years in which a generational type talent was available. This year, they drafted 6th overall and still were able to draft the player that was considered the top talent the majority of the last year. He slipped a little due to medical concerns and his lack of physicality, but I still believe he has the best bat in the draft.  With their top 4 picks, the Nationals drafted players that could be impact major league talents and that is what the draft is all about. I love what they did at the top and they even took a couple of exciting players later in the draft that could be impact talents. It looks like it has the potential to be a great draft for the Nationals. Anthony Rendon was the consensus 1st overall pick for the majority of the last year. He had 2 pretty serious injuries to his ankle over the last 2 years as well as a shoulder injury that held him to DH most of the season. When he was on the fie…

2011 Washington Nationals Draft Review

The Nationals have reaped the rewards of drafting 1st overall in the draft on consecutive years in which a generational type talent was available. This year, they drafted 6th overall and still were able to draft the player that was considered the top talent the majority of the last year. He slipped a little due to medical concerns and his lack of physicality, but I still believe he has the best bat in the draft.  With their top 4 picks, the Nationals drafted players that could be impact major league talents and that is what the draft is all about. I love what they did at the top and they even took a couple of exciting players later in the draft that could be impact talents. It looks like it has the potential to be a great draft for the Nationals. Anthony Rendon was the consensus 1st overall pick for the majority of the last year. He had 2 pretty serious injuries to his ankle over the last 2 years as well as a shoulder injury that held him to DH most of the season. When he was on the fie…

2011 Kansas City Royals Draft Review

The Royals have the deepest minor league system in recent memory, if not ever. They did nothing to move away from the pattern of drafting that allowed them to accumulate this wealth of talent.

They led the draft off with local talent, and superb athlete Bubba Starling. He is a star Quarterback and a Nebraska recruit along with being one of the best, if not the best high school player in the draft. He has the arm to pitch but he has a shot at being a 5 tool center fielder. This spring I called Starling a better version of Drew Stubbs, and I'll stick with that comparison. That's a pretty solid player. If you look at the success rates of 1st round outfielders out of high school, he has about a 2% chance of being an all-time great, 22% of being a superstar and 48% of never making it to the majors. He has some mechanical problems in his swing, but he has the athletic ability and the tools to overcome them to be a star.

Cameron Gallagher, at 6'3, 220, is a huge high school catch…

2011 Kansas City Royals Draft Review

The Royals have the deepest minor league system in recent memory, if not ever. They did nothing to move away from the pattern of drafting that allowed them to accumulate this wealth of talent.

They led the draft off with local talent, and superb athlete Bubba Starling. He is a star Quarterback and a Nebraska recruit along with being one of the best, if not the best high school player in the draft. He has the arm to pitch but he has a shot at being a 5 tool center fielder. This spring I called Starling a better version of Drew Stubbs, and I'll stick with that comparison. That's a pretty solid player. If you look at the success rates of 1st round outfielders out of high school, he has about a 2% chance of being an all-time great, 22% of being a superstar and 48% of never making it to the majors. He has some mechanical problems in his swing, but he has the athletic ability and the tools to overcome them to be a star.

Cameron Gallagher, at 6'3, 220, is a huge high school catcher…

2011 Kansas City Royals Draft Review

The Royals have the deepest minor league system in recent memory, if not ever. They did nothing to move away from the pattern of drafting that allowed them to accumulate this wealth of talent.

They led the draft off with local talent, and superb athlete Bubba Starling. He is a star Quarterback and a Nebraska recruit along with being one of the best, if not the best high school player in the draft. He has the arm to pitch but he has a shot at being a 5 tool center fielder. This spring I called Starling a better version of Drew Stubbs, and I'll stick with that comparison. That's a pretty solid player. If you look at the success rates of 1st round outfielders out of high school, he has about a 2% chance of being an all-time great, 22% of being a superstar and 48% of never making it to the majors. He has some mechanical problems in his swing, but he has the athletic ability and the tools to overcome them to be a star.

Cameron Gallagher, at 6'3, 220, is a huge high school catcher…

2011 Draft Prospects

Aaron Brown , OF , Chatsworth HS, Calif. Aaron Westlake , OF , Vanderbilt Aaron Collazo , SS , Lady Bird Johnson, San Antonio, TX Aaron Deguire , C , El Camino College Aaron Dunsmore , OF , Dayton Aaron Fanning , SS , Northwest (TX) HS Aaron Gretz , C , Apple Valley, Apple Valley, MN Aaron Johnson , LHP , Dunham, Baton Rouge, LA Aaron Knapp , MIF , Granite Bay Granite Bay CA Aaron Moore , RHP , Westwood Austin TX Aaron Nola , RHP , Catholic, Baton Rouge, LA Aaron Novak , OF/RHP , Germantown Academy (PA) Aaron Thomassen , RHP , Nathan Hale Seattle WA Aaron Westlake , 1B/OF , Vanderbilt Abram Cartledge , LHP , Thomson, Thomson, GA Adam Bennett , SS/RHP , Wellington (KS) HS Adam Chase , RHP , Trinity Catholic, Ocala, FL Adam Choplick , LHP , Denton-Ryan, Denton, TX Adam Conley , LHP , Washington State Adam Dian , RHP , Vincentian Academy, Gibsonia, PA Adam Ehrlich , C , Campbell Hall (North Hollywood, Calif.) Adam Falcon , RHP , Ascension Catholic, Donaldsonville, LA Adam Griffin , RHP , Forsyth Country Day, …