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    We drafted Cameron Cannon a SS (Jr from AZ). He was picked 43rd and ranked 79th by MLB.com.
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    Next pick...

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    Pick seems like a reach, but I guess we’ll see

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    We drafted Cameron Cannon a SS (Jr from AZ). He was picked 43rd and ranked 79th by MLB.com.
    If nothing else, that has got to be the best name in the draft. He might need mention on the Name Thread...

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    2nd pick...

    Lugo, Matthew
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    From Law's Top 100 http://www.espn.com/mlb/insider/stor...raft-prospects

    As I've said previously, this is the weakest college pitching crop of any draft in which I've been involved, either with the Toronto Blue Jays or with ESPN, so this list is far heavier on position players, college and prep, than the typical top 100 would be.

    46. Matthew Lugo, SS, Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy (Florida, Puerto Rico) -- Lugo is the best prospect out of Puerto Rico this year -- it's a light year for the island -- boasting a smooth right-handed swing that looks like it could lead to above-average power as he fills out. He'll need a lot of work to stay at shortstop and is more likely to move to second or third.

    87. Cameron Cannon, INF, Arizona -- Cannon has played shortstop but profiles as a second baseman in pro ball, running well enough for the outfield corners as well, with the upside of an above-average regular or multi-position guy after a .397/.478/.651 season for the Wildcats with more walks than strikeouts.

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    Not a huge fan of either of our teamís drafts. None of the guys picked have the upside to be an impact, game changing player. Every guy picked has a ceiling of a solid big league contributor. When your teams are always in the mix for a division crown, you need to shoot higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    If nothing else, that has got to be the best name in the draft. He might need mention on the Name Thread...
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    Law on Yankees Picks: (his big board goes to 100)

    90. Anthony Volpe, SS, Delbarton HS (Morristown, New Jersey) -- Volpe plays with Jack Leiter and has been scouted a ton this spring, getting first-round buzz given his presumed bonus demands and his commitment to Vanderbilt. He's a very instinctive player with good feel but limited tools, nothing projecting to above average except possibly his hit tool. He'll move to second or third base in pro ball.

    54. TJ Sikkema, LHP, Missouri -- Sikkema is a three-pitch lefty who'll touch the mid-90s with good feel for mixing all of his pitches, striking out more than a man an inning in the SEC this spring with a sub-2 ERA.

    N/R: Josh Smith, SS, LSU
    Longenhagen on Yankees picks:

    Volpe #38 - The steadiest infield defender in the class, Volpe compares similarly to Oakland A's shortstop, Nick Allen, when he was a high schooler. Volpe will likely be a plus shortstop defender and has good feel for contact, but he lacks strength and physical projection that enables teams to anticipate it will come. He also reportedly wants about $3 million to sign, which is too rich for lots of teams and much more than Allen got a couple years ago. Volpe may end up at school, but if he signs he projects as a low-end shortstop regular.)

    Sikkema ranked 78, their TLDR: Lefty was mostly a pitchability type, then the velo spiked to 95 this spring and now it's solid average stuff in a #4 starter package.

    Smith #54 "Smith can passably play all the infield spots and is 50 or 55 across the board but has a squatty frame, some quirks to his swing, will be nearly 22 on draft day, and missed all of 2018 with a back injury."
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    Fangraphs Longenhagen on Sox picks

    Cameron Cannon #48 - Two years of elite statistical performance -- including a .390/.480/.640 line as a junior -- and more walks than strikeouts will have Cannon in the second or third round. He can't play shortstop, but has a shot to play second or third. Perhaps most interestingly, he has hit as well has he has despite very conservative use of his lower half, something that might be changed to enable him to hit with more power in pro ball.

    Matthew Lugo #26 - Lugo stood out most of the summer as a first round type of shortstop with 50 or 55 tools across the board. He had a slow start this spring and has been a little tougher to see than the typical prospect in the southeast, because you have to fly to Puerto Rico the day before and then only get one game a day, when you could easily have 5-6 quality games if you hung around major metro areas like Atlanta or Orlando for the same period. Lugo has interest as high as St. Louis at 19, and likely goes by the Arizona picks at 33 and 34.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonianmarch View Post
    Not a huge fan of either of our team’s drafts. None of the guys picked have the upside to be an impact, game changing player. Every guy picked has a ceiling of a solid big league contributor. When your teams are always in the mix for a division crown, you need to shoot higher.
    Usually when the "shoot higher" guys slip to 30 and beyond it's signability. And the system creates a strong incentive to get signable guys early - or to not mess with tough signs in the first 10 rounds unless you are confident. (related: see if the teams have some moon shots in mind for the later rounds on that basis)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
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    Although it is somewhat disheartening that a guy named Cannon might not have the arm to stick at shortstop...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonianmarch View Post
    Not a huge fan of either of our team’s drafts. None of the guys picked have the upside to be an impact, game changing player. Every guy picked has a ceiling of a solid big league contributor. When your teams are always in the mix for a division crown, you need to shoot higher.
    One theory about the Volpe pick - although he is clearly a prospect in his own right - is that it might pave the way for the Yankees to use a later pick on Leiter and see if drafting one of his buddies helps convince him to sign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk7326 View Post
    One theory about the Volpe pick - although he is clearly a prospect in his own right - is that it might pave the way for the Yankees to use a later pick on Leiter and see if drafting one of his buddies helps convince him to sign.
    Leiter would have been taken by now. Leiter's number was $4 mil and he had to be in NY. No way he gets that outside the top 2 rounds.
    The rebuild is complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    Although it is somewhat disheartening that a guy named Cannon might not have the arm to stick at shortstop...
    This is very true.
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