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8/2/2013 12:53 PM
I have the #1 and #4 picks in the draft. Big rebuild so no preference to any position. I would play the DH at C though. I'd guess the DH would be more likely to be available at #4, but can I pass up on either the SS or P? Thanks

http://whatifsports.com/HBD/Pages/Popups/ProspectProfile.aspx?pid=5930368


http://whatifsports.com/HBD/Pages/Popups/ProspectProfile.aspx?pid=5930591

http://whatifsports.com/HBD/Pages/Popups/ProspectProfile.aspx?pid=5930990

8/2/2013 1:20 PM
Only someone in the same world as you who has visibility to those prospects can open these and see anything useful.
In order to get feedback, you will have to post the ratings manually.
8/2/2013 1:33 PM

8/2/2013 1:34 PM
8/2/2013 1:35 PM
8/2/2013 1:48 PM
Well that doesn't seem to work either. Manual it is...

Position          OVR     Range      Glove     AS     AA      GC     DUR      HEA      SPD      MU
SS                    72          68               62        71     64        3        69          93         89        78
                         96          80               94         86     85       3         81         100        89        94
                                                          Con       Po     vsL    vsR     Eye       Br
                                                           67          75     51      50       68         62
                                                           87          90     69      66       85         95
He's 21, grows an inch and 3 lbs projected

DH                    OVR     Range      Glove     AS     AA      GC     DUR      HEA      SPD      MU
                            46           1                21       69     58      34       50          61           25        63
                            79            1               27       91     85      43       85          65           27        70
                                                            Con       Po     vsL    vsR     Eye       Br
                                                              60        79      51      40       60        17
                                                              95        96      88      54       82        27
He's 18, grows an inch and 24 lbs projected.

P                         OVR     Stam       Control     vsL     vsR     Vel     GbFb    1nd    2nd     3rd     DUR   HEA       MU
                              67         66               71         63       63       18        80        70       65       30       33       90         90
                              88         75             100        85        86       22       85         85       81      41       33       100      100
He's 21, grows an inch and 2 lbs projected.
8/2/2013 2:23 PM (edited)
I am in my first ever season... so my opinion is backed by less experience.   That being said...  a few things that I noticed which, for me...  would be influential.

- the SS is a beast... except he will never in his career have range above 80.   And so... as beastly as all the other numbers are...  I think less than 85 range potential is a deal breaker to play SS for me.  Also... is he a lefty?  This guy would make a Gold glove second baseman though.

- the DH has an attractive hitter's profile.   vsR seems a bit low to be a top pick IMO.  his health is also mediocre. 

- the P...   wow..   I really like this guy.   the low velocity is offset by the other numbers which are thru the roof.   awesome.   the only potential weakness I see is 3 pitches max - but I think this guy overcomes that easily.  

I would go P at #1 and then...  as long as the SS is a righty... take him and convert to 2b ... or take the range hit at SS.  

8/2/2013 2:32 PM
the pitcher is a lefty, the DH hits and throws righty, and the SS bats switch and throws right
8/2/2013 4:50 PM
I'd take the Pitcher 1st overall as pitching is always the toughest commodity to find (at worst he profiles to be a #3 starter) and hope your SS falls to #4. The DH should be a good bat but I'd hesitate to take him in the top ten if I had better options based on position and his health/makeup.
8/5/2013 3:38 PM
Pitcher, SS (actually a 2B/3B)....then the DH.  That pitcvher will win some Cy Youngs.  Control near 100, splits i the 80's and two 80+ pitches makes for an ace of aces.
8/6/2013 8:27 AM
What if I added that my college scout/HS scout are 14/14, while the 2nd and 3rd picking teams are 10/6 and 0/2, respectively?  I'm going to bet the #3 picking team won't see any of these 3 guys. I'm thinking best case scenario I end up with SS and P, so that leaves one team to possibly pick the one I don't. I'm kind of feeling that since the SS is rated so much higher, that he will be more likely to be picked up by the 2nd picking team if I let him slide that far. Should I consider strategically picking the SS first, hoping the 10 million in college scouting will prevent the 2nd picking team from seeing/picking up the Pitcher at #2? The SS and P are both college guys, while the DH is a HSer
8/6/2013 12:07 PM
I don't think you should play that game. The pitcher has far more value than the future 3B (14M projections are not great and at 21 those fielding projections do not look realistic) so you would be far better off drafting the better player and risking not getting the less valuable piece.

The other piece to consider is if there are signability concerns. Do they say they will sign for slot money or something else?
8/6/2013 2:27 PM
pitcher
8/6/2013 4:50 PM
Posted by xfitwolf on 8/2/2013 1:48:00 PM (view original):
Well that doesn't seem to work either. Manual it is...

Position          OVR     Range      Glove     AS     AA      GC     DUR      HEA      SPD      MU
SS                    72          68               62        71     64        3        69          93         89        78
                         96          80               94         86     85       3         81         100        89        94
                                                          Con       Po     vsL    vsR     Eye       Br
                                                           67          75     51      50       68         62
                                                           87          90     69      66       85         95
He's 21, grows an inch and 3 lbs projected

DH                    OVR     Range      Glove     AS     AA      GC     DUR      HEA      SPD      MU
                            46           1                21       69     58      34       50          61           25        63
                            79            1               27       91     85      43       85          65           27        70
                                                            Con       Po     vsL    vsR     Eye       Br
                                                              60        79      51      40       60        17
                                                              95        96      88      54       82        27
He's 18, grows an inch and 24 lbs projected.

P                         OVR     Stam       Control     vsL     vsR     Vel     GbFb    1nd    2nd     3rd     DUR   HEA       MU
                              67         66               71         63       63       18        80        70       65       30       33       90         90
                              88         75             100        85        86       22       85         85       81      41       33       100      100
He's 21, grows an inch and 2 lbs projected.
Height and weight have no impact on the game. Anything that is not a rating is window dressing.

Pitcher
3B



DH

From those choices.
8/8/2013 8:03 PM
Pitcher, then 3B, 2B
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