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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    A first baseman in many cases has to be an absolute monster to get drafted high. Since that position in often filled at the MLB level by catchers or third basemen who can hit but do not field adequately...
    Yes, so if Del Casttillo does not project to be a catcher, is he monster enough to draft so high?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    He may be the kind of guy Bloom would go for. I'm with Moon, in that I'd prefer someone already starring in D1 (closer to the bigs); I saw a TV profile on high school athletes, and Jordan Lawlar hasn't even played in a single high school playoff game against top scholastic competition yet. It's not his fault there's a pandemic, but it does limit his experience and scout evals...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    Yes, so if Del Casttillo does not project to be a catcher, is he monster enough to draft so high?
    Not sure, but I think I would pass on him at 4 in favor of a few others.

    If Del Castillo figures to not stick at catcher and Henry Davis does, I would take Davis over Del Castillo..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5GoldGloves:OF,75 View Post
    He may be the kind of guy Bloom would go for. I'm with Moon, in that I'd prefer someone already starring in D1 (closer to the bigs); I saw a TV profile on high school athletes, and Jordan Lawlar hasn't even played in a single high school playoff game against top scholastic competition yet. It's not his fault there's a pandemic, but it does limit his experience and scout evals...
    Bloom took a high school shortstop last season.

    If last year taught us anything, Bloom will not be paying attention to someone else's rankings...

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    . Updated draft projection has a clear top 3 in the draft-- Vanderbilt RHPs Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter, along with HS SS Jordan Lawler (forecasted as the No. 1 pick) --with another HS SS, Marcelo Mayer, increasingly looking like the clear No. 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    @alexspeier
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    . Updated draft projection has a clear top 3 in the draft-- Vanderbilt RHPs Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter, along with HS SS Jordan Lawler (forecasted as the No. 1 pick) --with another HS SS, Marcelo Mayer, increasingly looking like the clear No. 4.
    So if Bloom is true to himself, he will avoid those 4 players and take someone no one saw coming, like Texas A&M RHP Bryce Miller. And then the media will rip him for the reach until Miller is pitching in Portland by August and fighting for a bullpen spot next March...

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    So if Bloom is true to himself, he will avoid those 4 players and take someone no one saw coming, like Texas A&M RHP Bryce Miller. And then the media will rip him for the reach until Miller is pitching in Portland by August and fighting for a bullpen spot next March...
    Seeing as a ton of critics that didn't like the Yorke pick have come around on it, I have confidence that Bloom can do better at #4 than I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    Seeing as a ton of critics that didn't like the Yorke pick have come around on it, I have confidence that Bloom can do better at #4 than I can.
    Same here, but it is always shocking how many draft experts there are out there confined to message boards. And by this I mean in any sport...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    @alexspeier
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    . Updated draft projection has a clear top 3 in the draft-- Vanderbilt RHPs Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter, along with HS SS Jordan Lawler (forecasted as the No. 1 pick) --with another HS SS, Marcelo Mayer, increasingly looking like the clear No. 4.
    I'm thinking we take Jud Fabian at #4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    I'm thinking we take Jud Fabian at #4.
    Too obvious. He’ll take Oregon State RHP Kevin Abel...

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    Jaden Hill blew out his elbow

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonianmarch View Post
    Jaden Hill blew out his elbow
    Falls to low 1st round now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    Falls to low 1st round now?
    Maybe second round, fourth pick?

    Bloom comes away with Leiter and Hill? Dare I dream it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    Maybe second round, fourth pick?

    Bloom comes away with Leiter and Hill? Dare I dream it?
    No way is Leiter falling to 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    No way is Leiter falling to 4.
    I know. I doubt he falls to three.

    In my mock draft, Rocker, Leiter and Fabian go 1-2-3. So who becomes the best choice at 4?

    (Probably worth pointing out my mock draft stops after 3 picks.)

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