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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Rule V Draft offers final chance at fruitful Meetings

[bq] The list of 20 names to know has 13 pitchers on it, nearly all of whom have the profile to fill a bullpen role. Red Sox right-handers Ryan Pressly and Josh Fields, Rockies righty Coty Woods and Royals lefty Jon Keck are among the potential relievers who have been mentioned in the early run-up to the Rule 5 Draft.

Position players aren’t as popular—four out of the 12 Major League-phase selections a year ago were hitters—but Arizona Fall League MVP Chris McGuiness, fellow first baseman Nate Freiman of the Padres and toolsy outfielder Destin Hood are on the eligible list.[/bq]

Hamilton! Santana! McGuiness!

Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: December 06, 2012 at 08:45 AM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: December 06, 2012 at 10:10 AM (#4318517)
BA's draft tracker.

Fields going was pretty much a no-brainer. Silveiro surprises me - why not just claim him on waivers last month? Has something changed on his medical status? Or is it just that the Marlins didn't have the roster space until they traded half of their team?
   2. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: December 06, 2012 at 10:45 AM (#4318562)
The Phillies took Ender Inciarte, of. Are they really going to stash a guy who has not played above A ball on their roster? Inciarte must mean McToolshed in Spanish.
   3. Zonk Tormundbane Posted: December 06, 2012 at 10:46 AM (#4318564)
Cubs take Rondon (Hector, from the Indians), lose Starling Peralta (to the D-Backs)...

Rondon looks like he's a nibbler, but an advanced nibbler, I guess - and it would seem that he's old enough (and the Cubs pitching thin enough) that he's a legitimate contender to stick, perhaps even as the #5 or a swingman... can't hurt.

Peralta was signed young - but he's only just tasted some success in low A, so I can't imagine he sticks... seems to have both control and gopher ball issues.

Meh...

I like Kyle Lobstein (Mets pick from the Rays) - but I know his stock has fallen precipitously over the last few years (he's had some arm issues, no?) -- but I think that's my favorite pick.
   4. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: December 06, 2012 at 10:51 AM (#4318571)
The Phillies took Ender Inciarte, of. Are they really going to stash a guy who has not played above A ball on their roster? Inciarte must mean McToolshed in Spanish.


He's got pretty good tools, yeah. I wrote him up in my draft guide for this year, if you're curious.
   5. JJ1986 Posted: December 06, 2012 at 10:54 AM (#4318578)
I think Hector Rondon cleared waivers a few weeks ago, so that's an odd pick.

Lobstein's being traded (edit: to the Tigers).
   6. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: December 06, 2012 at 11:04 AM (#4318596)
I think Hector Rondon cleared waivers a few weeks ago, so that's an odd pick.


Pretty sure that was last year that he was outrighted, not this year.
   7. JJ1986 Posted: December 06, 2012 at 11:13 AM (#4318613)
Pretty sure that was last year that he was outrighted, not this year.


Looks like you're right. He was then a 6-year free agent this year, so sort of freely available, but might not have shopped around much.
   8. Zonk Tormundbane Posted: December 06, 2012 at 11:20 AM (#4318622)
Maybe the Cubs thought they were getting Bruce -- the relatively advanced relief arm the Tigers added to their 40 man a week or so back...
   9. Mike Emeigh Posted: December 06, 2012 at 11:27 AM (#4318635)
Little surprised that Pressly went. I get that he looked good in relief in AA but that's the Eastern League and he was good in the AFL, but I don't think he's got quite enough there to be anything more than middle relief fodder going forward.

I do like what the Astros did, with Fields and Freiman. Freiman has good power without big strikeout numbers and it's not all home runs, either.

-- MWE

   10. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: December 06, 2012 at 11:29 AM (#4318637)
Little surprised that Pressly went. I get that he looked good in relief in AA but that's the Eastern League and he was good in the AFL, but I don't think he's got quite enough there to be anything more than middle relief fodder going forward.


I'm not disagreeing with your assessment of Pressley but if you can get a middle reliever in the Rule V draft that would seem like a big win to me.
   11. DL from MN Posted: December 06, 2012 at 11:35 AM (#4318647)
Is Pressly better than Alex Burnett? If so, he's hired.
   12. puck Posted: December 06, 2012 at 01:41 PM (#4318833)
So, Dan Rosenbaum, I assume that's another sinkerball guy. 5.7 K/9 in AA, sounds like that's a tough guy to stick in the majors all year since he'll probably either stink outright or have a rough adjustment period.
   13. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: December 06, 2012 at 03:47 PM (#4318967)
He's got pretty good tools, yeah. I wrote him up in my draft guide for this year, if you're curious.

Thanks. That clip showed raw, easy speed on his stand-up triple.
   14. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: December 06, 2012 at 05:01 PM (#4319088)
Thanks. That clip showed raw, easy speed on his stand-up triple.


Yeah, I was really impressed. He didn't even look like he was working that hard.

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