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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    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.)
    One of the 2 HS SS (Lawlar/Mayer)
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    I won't name the sites, but here are a few mock drafts:

    Kumar>Lawler>Leiter>Mayer>Watson>Davis>Frelick>House>Hogland>Fabian
    Kumar>Lawler>Fabian>Leiter>Mayer>McLain>Del Castillo>House>Wood>Madden
    Kumar>Leiter>Lawler>McLaim>Mayer>Del Castillo>Fabian>JHill>Watson>House
    Lawler>Kumar>Mayer>Leiter>McLain>J Hill> Fabian>Del Castillo> Madden>House
    Kumar>Leiter>McLain>Lawler> Hill>DelCastillo>Binelas>Fabian> House>Mayer

    5 samples: 3 different players projected. Fabian available in all but one of the 5 mock drafts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    I won't name the sites, but here are a few mock drafts:

    Kumar>Lawler>Leiter>Mayer>Watson>Davis>Frelick>House>Hogland>Fabian
    Kumar>Lawler>Fabian>Leiter>Mayer>McLain>Del Castillo>House>Wood>Madden
    Kumar>Leiter>Lawler>McLaim>Mayer>Del Castillo>Fabian>JHill>Watson>House
    Lawler>Kumar>Mayer>Leiter>McLain>J Hill> Fabian>Del Castillo> Madden>House
    Kumar>Leiter>McLain>Lawler> Hill>DelCastillo>Binelas>Fabian> House>Mayer

    5 samples: 3 different players projected. Fabian available in all but one of the 5 mock drafts.
    I believe Fabian is a high K guy. Sox have enough of those. McLain is a 2B in SS clothing. Sox have enough of those. It will probably be one of the HS SS now that Hill is hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    I believe Fabian is a high K guy. Sox have enough of those. McLain is a 2B in SS clothing. Sox have enough of those. It will probably be one of the HS SS now that Hill is hurt.
    You really shouldn't draft for positions of higher need, especially a HS player that is so far away, you don't know what you'll need in 4-5 years.

    If all things are even, I'd go pitching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    You really shouldn't draft for positions of higher need, especially a HS player that is so far away, you don't know what you'll need in 4-5 years.

    If all things are even, I'd go pitching.
    Taking MLB ETAs into consideration for a desperate franchise, I'd opt for the best baseball player over the best athlete any day. Right now I think Leiter is at the top of the draft (though there's a long way to go).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5GoldGloves:OF,75 View Post
    Taking MLB ETAs into consideration for a desperate franchise, I'd opt for the best baseball player over the best athlete any day. Right now I think Leiter is at the top of the draft (though there's a long way to go).
    If Leiter is there at 4, it has to be a no-brainer.

    I hope we take a college player, but I trust Bloom & Co.
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    I think if I were drafting (and fear not, I am not drafting and Bloom has blocked my Twitter), I would seriously consider Henry Davis at 4...

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    I think if I were drafting (and fear not, I am not drafting and Bloom has blocked my Twitter), I would seriously consider Henry Davis at 4...
    At least he's a college player.

    Some mock drafts have him going 13th or lower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    I think if I were drafting (and fear not, I am not drafting and Bloom has blocked my Twitter), I would seriously consider Henry Davis at 4...
    Maybe get him under slot and get a guy over slot later on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    Maybe get him under slot and get a guy over slot later on?
    Like Jaden Hill?

    Same strategy the Royals used grabbing Hunter Dozier in the first round and saving slot money for Sean Manaea...

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    Like Jaden Hill?

    Same strategy the Royals used grabbing Hunter Dozier in the first round and saving slot money for Sean Manaea...
    I worry that someone will just nab Hill before then, but maybe a guy like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    I worry that someone will just nab Hill before then, but maybe a guy like that.
    Oh it's very likely. If us under-informed folk like him so much, safe bet he is not a secret from the front offices around the league...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    If Leiter is there at 4, it has to be a no-brainer.

    I hope we take a college player, but I trust Bloom & Co.
    If Leiter is there at 4 and the Sox pass, should we be disappointed?

    It seems like we should be, but I can't pretend I go into this with equal information to the Sox front office (or any team's front office).

    MLB.com has Leiter going 7th, citing his size (6' and 195lbs) and his walk rate as reasons he falls. Now this draft was done in December, 2020, and Leiter has certainly has cut down on his walks (from 4.6BB/9 to 3.4BB/9) since then. But he is probably still close to 6' 195lbs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    If Leiter is there at 4 and the Sox pass, should we be disappointed?

    It seems like we should be, but I can't pretend I go into this with equal information to the Sox front office (or any team's front office).

    MLB.com has Leiter going 7th, citing his size (6' and 195lbs) and his walk rate as reasons he falls. Now this draft was done in December, 2020, and Leiter has certainly has cut down on his walks (from 4.6BB/9 to 3.4BB/9) since then. But he is probably still close to 6' 195lbs...
    I'd be personally disappointed, but I'd know that much of the draft is a crapshoot and trust Bloom & Co. know what they are doing more than I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    I'd be personally disappointed, but I'd know that much of the draft is a crapshoot and trust Bloom & Co. know what they are doing more than I do.
    Oh I will definitely be disappointed if that happens. I'm not expecting the opportunity to even be there, so I think it would shock me more. But at some point, I can definitely acknowledge that every GM in the league has more knowledge of every single player in college than I will ever have...

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