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Monday, June 19, 2017

Peter Gammons: Agents, scouts, prospects, changing trends, and the MLB Draft - GammonsDaily.com

Gammons on changes to the draft and the Red Sox approach to pitching prospects.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 19, 2017 at 11:18 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rally Posted: June 19, 2017 at 11:38 AM (#5478578)
The idea was to restrict signing pools based on the previous year’s standings and allow losing teams better access to the best players, so, for instance, the 2007 Padres could have drafted Justin Verlander or Jered Weaver with the first pick instead of being saddled with Matt Bush


2004 Padres. They paid Bush 3.15 million. Verlander went one pick later for 3.12. Weaver did sign for 4 million, as did Stepehn Drew, but the Padres were stuck with Matt Bush simply because they made a mistake on evaluation. And because the draft is so unpredictable. There was no way on draft day to know that Weaver and Verlander would be the college pitching stars of the draft and not say, Jeff Niemann and Phil Humber.
   2. bfan Posted: June 19, 2017 at 01:37 PM (#5478666)
to me, the 2 take-aways from this article, are (i) that the drafters (MLB teams and their scouts) have realized that recognizing and projecting the perfect pitching motion and correlating that motion with long-term careers and less injuries is not there yet, so they will swallow hard for a motion they feel uncomfortable with if it comes with a kid with success and actual performance; and (ii) oh boy, here come buckets more relievers that can throw 98 mph for an inning or 2.

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