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2012 Draft Thoughts : Mostly post 10th round guys

Angels:
Hmm..sign Jorge Soler since you had nothing to spend here.

Oakland:
B.J. Boyd has plus speed and is built like a running back. Imagine a stronger Ben Revere with less speed. I really like him in the 4th.
Matt Gonzalez joins the slough of very good players drafted in the 11th round in case teams have extra money to spend.

Mariners:
Isaiah Yates could be intersting because he has potential, he's uncommitted and was taken in the 17th round. He would be one of the better guys to throw a little exta cash at to get signed.
Mike Yastrzemski is one of those Yaz's. He is carl's son.
Logan Seifrit, Brett Lilek, Grayson Long and especially James Kaprielian could be worth extra cash if they have it.

Texas:
I wouldn't go so far as to say they won't sign Winston. They could throw 100K at him and only expect him to play some baseball in the summer and keep his options open in case football doesn't work out. He could be the only college football player in Florida with a sweet ri…

More Draft Thoughts

Orioles:
Ryan Ripken is an obvious name to point out. Cal's son isn't a great prospect but he can hit a little.
I like Creede Simpson in the 25th. He is a solid college bar.

Red Sox:
Carson Fulmer and Alex Bregman are obvious favorites.
Jake Davies in an atheltic 1B that has a decent arm and could fall back to the mound but I think he has quite a bit at the plate that he hasn't proven yet.
Shaq Thompson is very raw but is an extraordinary athlete. He may be a two sport guy at Washington but he could be intriguing.
Holy, Khiry Cooper got drafted.  Another football player.
Kurt Schluter has been up to 94 in the past but who knows if that will happen again.
The name I like past the Bregman and Fuller is Xavier Turner. He is a Vanderbilt commit and man can he swing the bat. He could be an impact 3B at Vandy.

Yankees:
I like the Taylor Dugas pick. He is fun to watch.
Vince Jackson and Jose Mesa are intriguing names.
Ty Moore showed his skills at the NHSI this year including a …

Random Draft Thoughts

I will write better team reports later but for now, these are mostly post 10th round comments:


Angels:
Hmm..sign Jorge Soler since you had nothing to spend here.

Oakland:
B.J. Boyd has plus speed and is built like a running back. Imagine a stronger Ben Revere with less speed. I really like him in the 4th.
Matt Gonzalez joins the slough of very good players drafted in the 11th round in case teams have extra money to spend.

Mariners:
Isaiah Yates could be intersting because he has potential, he's uncommitted and was taken in the 17th round. He would be one of the better guys to throw a little exta cash at to get signed.
Mike Yastrzemski is one of those Yaz's. He is carl's son.
Logan Seifrit, Brett Lilek, Grayson Long and especially James Kaprielian could be worth extra cash if they have it.

Texas:
I wouldn't go so far as to say they won't sign Winston. They could throw 100K at him and only expect him to play some baseball in the summer and keep his options open in ca…

2012 Astros Shadow Draft

This is by far the toughest I have done in the three years I have been doing this. In the past, I took the best player available and didn't factor in signability. I just thought the checkbook would open up and pay the talent because the money was saved at the MLB level and this would replenish the farm system.  This year, there is a limit to spending and I don't get to negotiate with the players. That is why I took the #2 player on my board with the #1 overall pick. I took Carlos Correa over Luc Giolito due to the fact I know he will sign for less than slot. The Astros also picked Lance McCullers, who was the top talent on my board in the supplemental round, so I took him as well. I know that the Astros will get these two signed. After that I took targets. I like local product Mitchell Brown. Rio Ruiz slid due to an injury but is a top 2 round talent or better. I love Christian Walker and thought about taking him in the 3rd round. Then I took a couple senior signs that I know…