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Rule 4 Draft Newsbeat

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Mets get No. 13 Draft prospect Allan at No. 89

The Mets are feeling pretty, pretty good about their day.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 04, 2019 at 10:24 PM | 20 comment(s)
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Five takeaways from the Pirates’ Day 1 draft haul | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

1. Quinn Priester fits the mold

Tall, athletic, two-sport, right-handed prep pitcher? Yup. The Pirates have selected similar players before, most recently Braxton Ashcraft, their second-round pick last year out of a Texas high school. Like Ashcraft, Priester, the Pirates’ first-round pick at 18th overall, was an accomplished wide receiver. His high school, Cary-Grove, won the 2018 Illinois Class 6A state championship.

“We continued to follow down and stay true to our board and stay true to our beliefs and core values,” Pirates amateur scouting director Joe DelliCarri said. “Quinn definitely fit that when it came time to make the selection.”

The Pirates like multi-sport athletes (Priester also played basketball before giving it up when he reached high school) because they don’t pitch year-round, which means their arms have time to rest. Though there is no definitive formula for keeping young pitchers healthy, pitching while fatigued is a surefire way to get hurt; the Andrews Sports Medicine Institute recommends adolescent pitchers take at least two months and preferably four off from throwing each year.

“You see it in these multi-sport athletes. Matt Gorski played a lot of soccer,” DelliCarri said. “You see that as well in his movements on the grass and in the outfield. … In this group of four, we clearly see those movements that have translated into baseball athleticism very well.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 04, 2019 at 08:09 AM | 1 comment(s)
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The Wright stuff? Mets take 3B Brett Baty 

Is this a good pick at #12?

Jim Furtado Posted: June 04, 2019 at 08:07 AM | 1 comment(s)
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Breaking down D-backs’ 7 Day 1 Draft picks

Owners of the largest bonus pool and a whopping seven of the first 75 selections, the Arizona Diamondbacks had all sorts of options Monday on Day 1 of the 2019 MLB Draft.

They opened the Draft with three straight high school players with tremendous upside and finished with four college players.

Five of the picks were pitchers, which scouting director Deric Ladnier said helped to balance out some of the position players they’ve selected high in previous Drafts.

While the D-backs may have to go over slot to sign a player or two, it doesn’t seem like they will have to go over by much, which leaves them the flexibility on Day 2 to be creative and spend above slot to get a player or two that may have slipped due to signability concerns.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 04, 2019 at 08:05 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Draft Day 1: Analysis of every 1st round pick

Second round was streamed on I got a little sleepy and paused the video. When I woke I found I couldn’t continue watching. Why would MLB not make that video available?

Jim Furtado Posted: June 04, 2019 at 07:49 AM | 0 comment(s)
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2019 Draft Class - 2080 Baseball

You want video? 2080baseball has video.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 04, 2019 at 07:40 AM | 1 comment(s)
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Monday, June 03, 2019

MLB mock draft on June 2 |

Last time to get mocked.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 03, 2019 at 11:53 AM | 34 comment(s)
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MLB Draft Tracker |

Just what it says. See your favorite team’s picks, including scouting reports.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 03, 2019 at 08:20 AM | 0 comment(s)
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2019 MLB Draft Final Mock w/ Explanations, Comps and Alternative Picks – Baseball Farm

A nice mock draft with player comps.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 03, 2019 at 08:19 AM | 2 comment(s)
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MLB Mock Draft: The Athletic’s beat writers project the first round – The Athletic

The Athletic breaks out their crystal ball.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 03, 2019 at 08:18 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Saturday, June 01, 2019

Days ahead of the Draft, here’s our latest mock

Last MLB Pipeline Mock Draft.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 01, 2019 at 01:57 PM | 0 comment(s)
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Adley Rutschman’s rank among best prospects in MLB Draft history |

The Draft is coming!!

Jim Furtado Posted: June 01, 2019 at 01:49 PM | 4 comment(s)
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