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Re: 2011 Draft
« Reply #260 on: June 06, 2011, 12:43:37 PM »
Considering the depth of this draft, esp in RHP, if Lindor is at the top of their board when picking then go get him.  There will be other power arms at 69 and maybe even 99.

At 11 in this draft he would be considered a much more talented prospect than Mier was when he was taken at 21 in 2009.  IOW in 2009 Lindor might have been a top 5 or even 3 pick.

Agreed. And, in addition to that, there is also the beauty of taking "up-the-middle" guys. I know it has been said before, but guys with athleticism like Mier, Peredes, Villar, DDS, or Lindor can play all over the field.

It certainly isn't a bad thing to have multiple guys in the system who are performing well AND have the athleticism to play short, second, or any outfield spot. MUCH easier to have an abundance of those types and move them for a corner player, than the other way around. SEE: Goose for Wallace.
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« Reply #261 on: June 06, 2011, 12:52:25 PM »
Without a doubt I will assuredly continue my perfect 100% of being wrong on my 'projections' in this draft... but... I'm standing my ground on the whole Lindor thingie...
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« Reply #262 on: June 06, 2011, 12:55:05 PM »
Without a doubt I will assuredly continue my perfect 100% of being wrong on my 'projections' in this draft... but... I'm standing my ground on the whole Lindor thingie...

New owner could mean new admins all over anyway.  I've heard Lindor may go by 10 anyway.
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« Reply #263 on: June 06, 2011, 12:58:51 PM »
New owner could mean new admins all over anyway.  I've heard Lindor may go by 10 anyway.

Assuming the Astros take Lindor and he and/or Altuve/DDJ make the bigs, the Astros will have the most pint-sized middle infield in memory.

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« Reply #264 on: June 06, 2011, 01:13:36 PM »
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« Reply #265 on: June 06, 2011, 01:16:07 PM »
MLB Network coverage starts at 5:00 Central, draft starts at 6:00.

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« Reply #266 on: June 06, 2011, 01:19:42 PM »
Rawnsley's 4th Mock (06/04) at PG. LINK

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The depressed state of the Astros organization simply means that they canít afford to take anything less than the best prospect available, which at this point in the process might be either Bradley or hard-hitting Texas prep outfielder Josh Bell.



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« Reply #267 on: June 06, 2011, 01:21:45 PM »
Golstein's (BP) 6/6 mock: LINK

11. Houston Astros: Taylor Jungmann, RHP, Texas. All signs point to a pitcher, and Jungmann is a Texan with few anticipated signing issues. Last Mock: Sonny Gray
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« Reply #268 on: June 06, 2011, 01:27:16 PM »
Golstein's (BP) 6/6 mock: LINK

11. Houston Astros: Taylor Jungmann, RHP, Texas. All signs point to a pitcher, and Jungmann is a Texan with few anticipated signing issues. Last Mock: Sonny Gray

Law doing a chat and was asked if Jungmann to Astros was over-reliance on geography or if there was something there.  Replied that he's a possibility, but believes they'll get someone they like better, like Lindor or Meyer.

Not that I have any insight, other than what I read, about who the club might like, but man, it feels wrong to agree with him.

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« Reply #269 on: June 06, 2011, 01:30:37 PM »
Pilliere doing a marathon chat, as well.  Added (Buzz) that he's hearing Chris Reed's name being mentioned all over the first round.  Dodgers have interest and Astros still do.

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« Reply #270 on: June 06, 2011, 01:36:07 PM »
Considering the depth of this draft, esp in RHP, if Lindor is at the top of their board when picking then go get him.  There will be other power arms at 69 and maybe even 99.

At 11 in this draft he would be considered a much more talented prospect than Mier was when he was taken at 21 in 2009.  IOW in 2009 Lindor might have been a top 5 or even 3 pick.

I could be misunderinterpreting his remarks but the comments from Heck sound to me like he's preparing draft watchers for the eventuality that they may very well not seek a pitcher at 11. Indeed, if the pitching is as deep as is reported this year then I'm with you, if there's a guy who plays middle infield who's too good to pass up, especially if he's particularly young, take him.

It's all conjeculation anyway. We all know they're just going to sit around and draft the obvious player.
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« Reply #271 on: June 06, 2011, 03:11:07 PM »
I could be misunderinterpreting his remarks but the comments from Heck sound to me like he's preparing draft watchers for the eventuality that they may very well not seek a pitcher at 11. Indeed, if the pitching is as deep as is reported this year then I'm with you, if there's a guy who plays middle infield who's too good to pass up, especially if he's particularly young, take him.

In that same vein, it would not shock me if a George Springer showed up either.
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« Reply #272 on: June 06, 2011, 03:30:59 PM »
Goff with an excellent piece on the Astros' draft. Lots of quotes from Heck. If anyone happens to run into Goff anytime soon, please buy the man a beer. He's earned it.

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« Reply #273 on: June 06, 2011, 03:45:52 PM »
From Sickels:
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« Reply #274 on: June 06, 2011, 04:49:02 PM »
From Sickels:

Piliere has been saying in his chat that the Cubs are reportedly in on him for #9. 

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« Reply #275 on: June 06, 2011, 05:03:01 PM »
When did defectors become draft eligible?  I thought 16 balls in a row was a free agent.  Same with Thompson for the Jethawks. 

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« Reply #276 on: June 06, 2011, 05:04:21 PM »
When did defectors become draft eligible? 

He defected to the US, and is a US resident - therefore eligible for the draft.
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« Reply #277 on: June 06, 2011, 05:05:11 PM »
Stupid question (yes, I know...): thought I'd be able to see the draft online but am bricking it when it comes to finding the broadcast. Anyone have a link?
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