Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
dshawg1

2017 MLB Draft Thread

31 posts in this topic

Anyone watching tonight?

Who do we take at 21?

If his name is Hobgood, I am no longer an Orioles fan:) JK

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I predict they'll take a pitcher who will come highly touted and fizzle spectacularly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Four picks in the top one hundred... I'm not sure that's going to replenish the farm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Trumbo cost as pick (as most of your know). They never took Macini seriously. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, dshawg1 said:

Trumbo cost as pick (as most of your know). They never took Macini seriously. 

How?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's a terrific thing the Yankees did. Hats off to them. And I hate the Yankees, but very classy. Much respect.,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good pick for us. We have such a great track record in developing pitching:)...this is a lock!

If he turns out to be a stud, we can trade him to the Cubs!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have a player now who's name is DL?

Great.  What could possibly go wrong?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Slidemaster said:

We have a player now who's name is DL?

Great.  What could possibly go wrong?

At least it isn't TJ:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, bleedingorangeandblack said:

How did he cost us a pick? I missed that

Do you follow baseball? Serious question. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, dshawg1 said:

Do you follow baseball? Serious question. 

Very much so hence the reason I asked

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

I have trouble thinking of Trumbo as having "cost" the O's a draft pick.  Signing him just didn't give them an extra pick.  Maybe that's a fine line, but it isn't the same as signing someone off the FA market and giving up your 1st rounder to do so.

Edited by Slidemaster

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Slidemaster said:

I habe trouble thinking of Trumbo as having "cost" the O's a draft pick.  Signing him just didn't give them an extra pick.  Maybe that's a fine line, but it isn't the same as signing someone off the FA market and giving up your 1st rounder to do so.

Hence the question 

thanks slide I know you follow baseball 😉

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here is what a writer at Sports Illustrated had to say about Mr. Hall.

 

BALTIMORE ORIOLES
D.L. HALL, LHP
6'0", 180 LBS
VALDOSTA (GA.) HIGH SCHOOL

Hall is one of three high school southpaws who may be chosen in the first round of this year’s draft, along with McKenzie Gore and Trevor Rogers. Hall’s mid to high 70’s curve is one of the best in this entire draft class. His fastball sits in the low 90’s and can touch 95.

In his build, stuff and pitching mechanics, Hall screams Cliff Lee. Like Lee, Hall gets terrific lower half power by driving off a severely bent back leg and tilts his upper body backward in mid-delivery. His command is negatively affected by his stiff legged, “spin off” finish; Lee maintained pitch control by staying low, driving forward and finishing with his head and chest out over his front foot.

Is he going to wind up being another Ustinko?? :rolleyes:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, DaJellyBelly said:

Here is what a writer at Sports Illustrated had to say about Mr. Hall.

 

BALTIMORE ORIOLES
D.L. HALL, LHP
6'0", 180 LBS
VALDOSTA (GA.) HIGH SCHOOL

Hall is one of three high school southpaws who may be chosen in the first round of this year’s draft, along with McKenzie Gore and Trevor Rogers. Hall’s mid to high 70’s curve is one of the best in this entire draft class. His fastball sits in the low 90’s and can touch 95.

In his build, stuff and pitching mechanics, Hall screams Cliff Lee. Like Lee, Hall gets terrific lower half power by driving off a severely bent back leg and tilts his upper body backward in mid-delivery. His command is negatively affected by his stiff legged, “spin off” finish; Lee maintained pitch control by staying low, driving forward and finishing with his head and chest out over his front foot.

Is he going to wind up being another Ustinko?? :rolleyes:

 

He's going to FSU i don't see him signing 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, bleedingorangeandblack said:

He's going to FSU i don't see him signing 

Does that mean the first round pick is wasted?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, DaJellyBelly said:

Does that mean the first round pick is wasted?

Honestly does it matter developing a pitcher is something we can't seem to do as an orginaztion 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not a big fan of their second pick. Hall was projected at 99 by BA, we took him at 60. Anytime I hear "raw and toolsy" I k ow it's a bad pick.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Slidemaster said:

I have trouble thinking of Trumbo as having "cost" the O's a draft pick.  Signing him just didn't give them an extra pick.  Maybe that's a fine line, but it isn't the same as signing someone off the FA market and giving up your 1st rounder to do so.

If we didn't sign Trumbo, we would have had another comp pick in the first round. That's a lost pick. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, dshawg1 said:

If we didn't sign Trumbo, we would have had another comp pick in the first round. That's a lost pick. 

Yes, but it would have been an extra pick.  I guess I think of it like a bonus we didn't get.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, dshawg1 said:

Trumbo cost as pick (as most of your know). They never took Macini seriously. 

So did Davis. think about it. Your pitching sucks. You don't have a leadoff hitter. Your outfield defense is questionable. You have two guys in the minors with promise and the ability to play first base (Mancini and Walker). What do you do?

Overpay for a slugging first baseman who strikes out a lot. Release a decent first base prospect for nothing. Force another first base prospect to learn the outfield and dh. And leave your pitching staff virtually untouched.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0