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   1. Artie Ziff Posted: May 23, 2005 at 10:32 PM (#1356484)
I would assume relief pitching. I have heard a little about Almenares.
   2. Mikαεl Posted: May 23, 2005 at 11:24 PM (#1356543)
There's useful stuff at the SoSH draft thread, and the even scarier obsessives are over at soxprospects.com. I don't have a lot to add.

The depth of talent in this draft is supposed to be pretty huge. I hope that with all the picks the Sox have accumulated, they go for a nice balance of skills and tools, HS and C, all that. They seem to have a pretty good eye for undervalued college performance - Pedroia and Alvarez have both been surprisingly productive - but I'd like to see a broader range of selections.

I don't know nearly enough about amateur talent to suggest any names. I think i remember reading about the Sox having an interest in John Mayberry Jr. from Stanford.

I'd be very surprised if the Sox used a pick on a 21-year-old Cuban position player, but who knows.
   3. chris p Posted: May 24, 2005 at 01:50 PM (#1357748)
I hope they get some outfielders. I don't think Murphy is going to pan out.

would be nice to have Matt Murton back.
   4. IronChef Chris Wok Posted: May 25, 2005 at 03:27 AM (#1359826)
Can we get some fat catchers?
   5. Porpoise Delectable Posted: May 25, 2005 at 06:16 PM (#1360803)
I don't know nearly enough about amateur talent to suggest any names. I think i remember reading about the Sox having an interest in John Mayberry Jr. from Stanford.

I believe the Mariners may select him again with the # 4 pick.
   6. Mikαεl Posted: May 25, 2005 at 10:39 PM (#1361414)
Mayberry at #4? Again, I know nothing, but according to the experts, that would be a serious overdraft.

He's #24 on BA's Top 200, and #22 at the Brewerfan.net list.
   7. Porpoise Delectable Posted: May 26, 2005 at 05:41 PM (#1363350)
Mayberry at #4? Again, I know nothing, but according to the experts, that would be a serious overdraft.


Well, don't forget we're dealing with Bill Bavasi here. Anyway, it's what the Seattle Times reported not long ago.
   8. Darren Posted: May 29, 2005 at 02:57 AM (#1369020)
From Callis's 5/27 draft chat:


Jim Callis: We keep hearing that the Red Sox could take a couple of high schoolers with their early picks. The most common names are 1B Henry Sanchez (San Diego) and SS Reese Havens (South Carolina)....

We hear the Red Sox are very strongly interested in RHP Lance Broadway. With the way he has pitched recently--he dominated Tulane in front of a lot of scouts in his previous start--Boston may have to take him in the first round as opposed to the sandwich area to ensure getting him.
   9. Mikαεl Posted: May 29, 2005 at 12:37 PM (#1369530)
We hear the Red Sox are very strongly interested in RHP Lance Broadway

Apparently pornstars are the new market ineffeciency.
   10. Mikαεl Posted: June 05, 2005 at 03:30 PM (#1382556)
Draft is Tuesday! Everybody get ready. Also, anyone who actually knows anything about the draft would be more than welcome to pop by...

MLB.com draft central has a bunch of coverage.

They have a ton of videos of prospects up, as well. You can take a look at the high schoolers Jim Callis recently mentioned on the BA draft blog: catcher Jon Egan (Hephzibah, Ga.), shortstop Reese Havens (Sullivan's Island, S.C.), outfielder Colby Rasmus (Phenix City, Ala.) and first baseman Justin Smoak (Goose Creek, S.C.).

Egan looks pretty good, and he's a Georgian to boot. The scouting report compares him to Eddie Taubensee, which is pretty disappointing for these things - I'd expect Johnny Bench, or maybe Mickey Mantle crossed with Josh Gibson. There's also about a minute-long defensive section to the video which features his butt very prominently. He could sell jeans here.

I've heard Reese Havens linked to the Sox before, he looks like a good middle IF prospect, too. Nice swing.

Though, I should note, I actually know nothing about analyzing tools.
   11. philly Posted: June 05, 2005 at 04:02 PM (#1382583)
I've heard Reese Havens linked to the Sox before, he looks like a good middle IF prospect, too. Nice swing.

Must stuff I've read on Reese seems to indicate power is his best attribute and he's probably going to have to be a pro 3B.
   12. Mikαεl Posted: June 05, 2005 at 04:09 PM (#1382587)
Whoops. There it is, right in the scouting report:

Medium-large frame, stout. Strong through hips, well-develop upper body. Strong, quick hacks. Compact stroke, adjusts to in-out location. Sure-handed. Feel for game, plays hard. Best fit at 3B. Bat speed. Strength, eye and stroke mechanics to hit.

I also note that Havens is "strong through hips." That's some high-quality authentic gibberish. Possibly a description of his birthing.
   13. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: June 06, 2005 at 08:24 PM (#1385235)
Mikael, I think I'll be watching the draft live on MLB.com. St Louis is not inspiring for sightseeing.
   14. Flynn Posted: June 07, 2005 at 12:39 AM (#1385757)
would be nice to have Matt Murton back.
I don't think Theo's losing sleep over that one.
   15. Darren Posted: June 07, 2005 at 02:00 AM (#1386085)
I don't think Theo's losing sleep over that one.

Yes, I'm sure he's thrilled to have Bladergroen instead.

On the draft, here a couple fun links:

Sickels had some people do a mock draft, and the Red Sox were represented by TempleUSox of SOSH fame. Results are here. You'll need to scroll down. Here are the names:

1---23rd----Trevor Crowe, OF, University of Arizona
1---26th-----Colby Rasmus, OF, Phenix City, Alabama, HS
1S-42nd-----Chaz Roe, RHP, Lexington Kentucky HS
1S-45th-----Henry Sanchez, 1B, San Diego CA HS
1S-47th-----Reese Havens, SS, Sullivans Island SC HS
2---57th-----Chase Headley, 3B, University of Tennessee
4---138th----Brandon Durden, LHP, Georgia College
5---168th----Josh Sullivan, RHP, Auburn

Also, apparently there was a MLB.com mock draft that was all done in audio (WTF?), in which we selected the UMass pitcher with our first pick. Exciting day tomorrow. Fun to follow.
   16. Darren Posted: June 07, 2005 at 02:06 AM (#1386112)
Also, I'd like to ask for some help from Philly (or anyone else). A while back (1-2 years ago) there was a thread about the Moneyball draft, in which Philly, others, and I discussed how well the A's 1st rounders/supps would have to do to be considered a good draft. IIRC, they would have to produce ~1.5 average to good major leaguers from their picks. That standard was based on Philly's exhaustive draft study.

What I'm wondering is how that would translate to the Sox this year. How many average to good players would they need for it to be considered a success? My guess is around 1.

BTW, Philly, I saw your 1993 study on SOSH, very nice stuff. I liked your conclusion--that Theo will get 7 studs in the first 6 picks--especially.
   17. philly Posted: June 07, 2005 at 02:51 AM (#1386268)
What I'm wondering is how that would translate to the Sox this year. How many average to good players would they need for it to be considered a success? My guess is around 1.

I'm just putting that together now. Well, right now I'm procrastinating...

One is about right though.

In terms of average players:

picks 23 and 26 are about 15% chances each

all of the other picks are down around 5% - the drop off from 23/26 to 42/45/47 is that steep.

In terms of good to great players:

picks 23/26 are about 15% chances each

picks 42/45/47/57 are under 5% each

Looking at the broad range from useful to great the picks at 23/26 should be 30% chances and the other high picks should be around 10%.

A great draft would be one good player the Sox keep, 1-2 solid looking prospects Theo wisely trades before they flame out and one role player the Sox could get some cheap use from.

That would be pretty ideal.
   18. Mikαεl Posted: June 07, 2005 at 01:27 PM (#1386698)
According to the SoSH thread, these are BA's projected picks for the Red Sox first five:

23) Jacoby Ellsbury, leadoff-type OF, Oregon St
26) Craig Hansen(!!), ridiculous Boras-caused drop
42) Colby Rasmus, HS OF with power potential
45) Ryan Mount, HS SS
47) Jonathan Egan, HS C with nice little tushy

Apparently polished C pitcher and gay pornstar Lance Broadway has performed so well in the CWS that he will almost certainly be gone when the Sox pick at 23.
   19. Mikαεl Posted: June 07, 2005 at 02:15 PM (#1386785)
Philly is posting studies at a fantastic pace over at SoSH. Here are a few:

Sox draft slot probabilities
Fun with the Moneyball draft
1993 draft
   20. Mikαεl Posted: June 07, 2005 at 03:42 PM (#1386970)
Mike Emeigh posted the relevant results of Sickels' blog's mock draft in the minor league thread:

1---23rd----Trevor Crowe, OF, University of Arizona
1---26th-----Colby Rasmus, OF, Phenix City, Alabama, HS
1S-42nd-----Chaz Roe, RHP, Lexington Kentucky HS
1S-45th-----Henry Sanchez, 1B, San Diego CA HS
1S-47th-----Reese Havens, SS, Sullivans Island SC HS
2---57th-----Chase Headley, 3B, University of Tennessee
4---138th----Brandon Durden, LHP, Georgia College
5---168th----Josh Sullivan, RHP, Auburn

Cool stuff. I think one of the SoSH prospect dudes made the picks. I'd be a little surprised to see the Sox go for a HS pitcher with a supplemental pick, but I'd be very excited about whatever HS pitcher they liked that much.

Interestingly, BA thinks Rasmus will still be available at #42 for the Sox.
   21. Mikαεl Posted: June 07, 2005 at 03:44 PM (#1386974)
Whoopsidaisy. Darren covered that. That's also probably where I learned that SoSH guy did the draft.

check. uh-huh
   22. philly Posted: June 07, 2005 at 04:25 PM (#1387075)
Yeah, Ellsbury, Hansen, Rasmus in the first 3 picks seems wildly overoptimistic, but what the hell. Draft day = roughly 100-150 surefire stars.

And that's not counting the sleepers!

I can't wait. 20-22 rds finished by 6 pm, intitial buzz about good drafts/bad drafts out at about 6:01 pm. (Of course, first rd will be dissected by 1:30)

Team X had a pathetic draft. I bet their fans want to kill themselves.

Oh. My. God. My team's draft kicked ASS. Let me toss these guys into my mock 2007 lineup. ######-A!
   23. Josh Posted: June 07, 2005 at 04:32 PM (#1387099)
Yeah, the Sickles's thing is fun, but it has no real value other than to see what some fans who happen to read John's blog think. It has no connection to what a team may or may not do.

And, Pat Perry is my backup catcher in 2007 before he pushes 'Tek over to 1B in 2008 and beyond -- we don't need anymore catchers!
   24. philly Posted: June 07, 2005 at 04:38 PM (#1387121)
You may be onto something Josh.

Pat Perry was a better hitter in college than Pedroia!

And he's got great leaserships skills too. I hear he's teaching the kids in extended spring training how to shave.
   25. Mikαεl Posted: June 07, 2005 at 04:52 PM (#1387155)
Yeah, the best part of draft day is picking out someone from the later rounds as a sleeper. Then obsessing about him beyond all bounds of reason.

Matt van der Bosch is hitting .355 through his first week in Carolina, by the way.
   26. Mikαεl Posted: June 07, 2005 at 04:59 PM (#1387181)
BA's top 5 from the first page (thanks SM):

1. DBacks - Justin Upton, 3B/SS
2. Royals - Alex Gordon, 3B
3. M's - Jeff Clement, C
4. Nats - Ryan Zimmerman, 3B
5. Brewers - Ryan Braun, 3B


Clement's a big, stupid overdraft, right?
   27. Mikαεl Posted: June 07, 2005 at 05:14 PM (#1387287)
Hansen's dropping...
   28. Mikαεl Posted: June 07, 2005 at 05:23 PM (#1387354)
Two more picks to Hansen at 23??
   29. chris p Posted: June 07, 2005 at 05:24 PM (#1387364)
Red Sox up now!
   30. Mikαεl Posted: June 07, 2005 at 05:25 PM (#1387374)
Ellsbury? With Hochevar and Hansen on the board?

Neh.
   31. chris p Posted: June 07, 2005 at 05:27 PM (#1387387)
and hansen!
   32. Mikαεl Posted: June 07, 2005 at 05:28 PM (#1387390)
There we go. Craig Hansen at #26, me likely.

I'm not in love with Ellsbury, from what I've seen.
   33. Bob Loblaw Posted: June 07, 2005 at 05:28 PM (#1387391)
You dare question Theo, Mikael?
   34. Mikαεl Posted: June 07, 2005 at 05:30 PM (#1387406)
Ellsbury gives me a Dave Murphy vibe.
   35. Mikαεl Posted: June 07, 2005 at 06:02 PM (#1387549)
A's don't take Lowrie.

Angels don't take Hochevar.

Will the Sox have a shot at (both of) them?
   36. Mikαεl Posted: June 07, 2005 at 06:05 PM (#1387564)
stupid dodgers
   37. chris p Posted: June 07, 2005 at 06:07 PM (#1387578)
the red sox really like pitchers without wear and tear on their arms.
   38. Bob Loblaw Posted: June 07, 2005 at 06:10 PM (#1387597)
So, are we happy with the first five picks? I don't know anything about any of these players...
   39. Mikαεl Posted: June 07, 2005 at 06:11 PM (#1387600)
That sounds about right, Chris. Bucholz (or whatever( is apparently very raw.

And then an actual HS pitcher at #47. Theo, shifting this shizzit up a bit.

One more, now.
   40. chris p Posted: June 07, 2005 at 06:14 PM (#1387612)
somebody in the dugout said they drafted bucholz as a RF? that can't be...
   41. chris p Posted: June 07, 2005 at 06:15 PM (#1387623)
Sickels says Bowden is a cold-weather HS guy--another fresh arm.
   42. Mikαεl Posted: June 07, 2005 at 06:16 PM (#1387628)
I like 'em, but I don't know anything.
   43. Mikαεl Posted: June 07, 2005 at 06:18 PM (#1387635)
And Jon Egan. I like him.

This looks like a good draft on early returns. I'm a huge, huge fan of the Hansen selection.
   44. Mikαεl Posted: June 07, 2005 at 06:25 PM (#1387665)
somebody in the dugout said they drafted bucholz as a RF? that can't be...

No, they drafted him as a pitcher. I was listening.
   45. Mikαεl Posted: June 07, 2005 at 06:30 PM (#1387688)
Crap, I'm wrong. The draft caster has him as an RF, too.

That's really frickin' weird. I could swear I heard they drafted him as a pitcher.
   46. Josh Posted: June 07, 2005 at 06:34 PM (#1387709)
I heard him drafted as a pitcher, too.
   47. JB H Posted: June 07, 2005 at 06:35 PM (#1387714)
The MLB TV guys said they were going to have him play the outfield
   48. Mikαεl Posted: June 07, 2005 at 06:42 PM (#1387731)
The radio guys said that Buchholz was a washout as a backup IF in college before transferring to JC.

I guess I'll reserve judgment, but I find this really strange.
   49. Josh Posted: June 07, 2005 at 06:44 PM (#1387735)
Why draft Egan before Teagarden? That one seems wierd, too. But, again, what do I know?
   50. Mikαεl Posted: June 07, 2005 at 06:47 PM (#1387744)
Per SoSH, Buchholz transferred out of his college after an incident in which he stole a bunch of laptops from his high school.

Buchholz is officially the most interesting Sox pick this year.
   51. JB H Posted: June 07, 2005 at 06:49 PM (#1387751)
Egan's a high schooler from Georgia. I think at this point we can just give the Sox the benefit of the doubt when drafting them
   52. Mikαεl Posted: June 07, 2005 at 06:49 PM (#1387753)
Egan's a Georgia HS kid. The Sox love their Georgia area scout.

I'm not a huge fan of Teagarden, myself. Egan's supposed to have awesome power, and good catcher tools.
   53. JB H Posted: June 07, 2005 at 06:54 PM (#1387779)
Hansen is the only really exciting pick to me.

Ellsbury looks exactly the same as Pedroia. He has a little worse strike zone judgement, but better speed. I don't have a problem with him

Lowrie strikes out a lot against sub-GCL pitching and the scouts don't really like him, do they? I'm not sold on him yet

I hate the high school pitcher just cause he won't be any fun to follow in the minor leagues until like 2013
   54. Joel W Posted: June 07, 2005 at 07:07 PM (#1387831)
And now we play the waiting game.

Ohhhh, I hate the waiting game.

Anybody think Bill James or voros or stat guy 7 did a study showing that low wear and tear pitchers did better injury wise. Papelbon, now Hansen, Bucholz if he pitches?
   55. Bob Loblaw Posted: June 07, 2005 at 07:18 PM (#1387877)
Anybody think Bill James or voros or stat guy 7 did a study showing that low wear and tear pitchers did better injury wise. Papelbon, now Hansen, Bucholz if he pitches?

Hottovy too, right? And I thought there were other relievers the last two years...
   56. Josh Posted: June 07, 2005 at 07:28 PM (#1387906)
Thanks JB & Mikeal -- that is what I've gathered elsewhere, too.

Interesting draft, in all events.
   57. Mikαεl Posted: June 07, 2005 at 07:42 PM (#1387943)
From the HS list above, I think Havens and Smoak are still available - is that right?
   58. Josh Posted: June 07, 2005 at 08:03 PM (#1388010)
I think both are available, as of pick 141.

Sox pick HS pitcher with # 138.
   59. Mikαεl Posted: June 07, 2005 at 08:07 PM (#1388021)
More HS pitchers. I expected high schoolers, but I didn't see all these hurlers coming.

I guess the happy spin is that a stat-knowledgeable team like the Sox must be very positive on a HS arm in order pick them in the 1s and 4th rounds.
   60. Josh Posted: June 07, 2005 at 08:27 PM (#1388087)
Another HS guy in round 5, but this time an OFer.
   61. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: June 07, 2005 at 09:34 PM (#1388256)
Hansen up this year???

From rotoworld...

Red Sox selected St. John's RHP Craig Hansen with the 26th pick today.
Hansen, a terrific reliever with a mid-90s fastball and a hard slider, was talked about a potential top-10 pick. He slipped to Boston and could be the first 2005 draftee to reach the majors, perhaps as soon as August. He figures to be a long-term setup man and maybe a closer. Jun. 7 - 3:21 pm et
   62. tfbg9 Posted: June 07, 2005 at 11:03 PM (#1388396)
Who got the 7 foot pitcher out of ND?
   63. Josh Posted: June 07, 2005 at 11:14 PM (#1388412)
From the HS list above, I think Havens and Smoak are still available - is that right?

Still available in the 14th (or so) round, I believe.

I'd guess this means noone believes they are signable.
   64. Josh Posted: June 07, 2005 at 11:36 PM (#1388452)
Smoak

Well, he went 491 to Oakland.
   65. Mikαεl Posted: June 08, 2005 at 03:29 AM (#1389315)
The useful wrap-up on redsox.com says that the Sox drafted Buchholz as a pitcher, not an outfielder. Good.
   66. Mikαεl Posted: June 08, 2005 at 04:21 AM (#1389363)
Other interesting stuff from, well, let's be honest - mainly from scouring through the SoSH draft threads...

7th rounder Yahmed Yema had ridonkulous numbers in college, was John Sickels' sleeper pick, dropped because scouts have questions about how much power he can generate at 6-0, 180.

14th rounder Pedro Alvarez is the big signability drop this year, a HS SS from the Bronx and ~3rd-rd talent

10th rounder Kevin Guyette has some pretty nice K numbers for a late-round college pitcher, apparently has a big curve and very mediocre fastball.

I think Yema's too obvious a fave, what with the stats and the name, so I'm tending toward Guyette. He looks like he has a very high chance at flaming out pathetically, but might have a teensy bit of upside.
   67. Schilling's Sprained Ankiel Posted: June 08, 2005 at 01:32 PM (#1389572)
Where did that UMass pitcher go in he draft? I'd look it up, but I can't remember his name.
DB
   68. Marc Sully's not booin'. He's Youkin'. Posted: June 08, 2005 at 01:54 PM (#1389588)
   69. Mikαεl Posted: June 08, 2005 at 01:54 PM (#1389589)
#31 to the Diamondbacks, IIRC. Matt Torra
   70. chris p Posted: June 08, 2005 at 02:35 PM (#1389661)
Sickels on Yahmed Yema (linky):

THE SLEEPER
Yahmed Yema, OF, Florida International University
This guy is one of my favorite sleepers. He is hitting .404/.477/.716, 14 homers, 13 doubles, 22 walks, 11 strikeouts in 183 at-bats. More walks than strikeouts is always a good sign. His power production is strong, and he's doing it in a not-particularly friendly offensive context. The combined batting average of the FIU club and their opponents is just .282, so Yema's .404 average is excellent accounting for context. The combined SLG is.405, the combined OBP is .370. Put it together, Yema is playing in an offensive context of a .775 OPS. His own OPS is 1.193, giving him an OPS+ of 54 percent better than league. Yema is a left-handed hitting junior, not a huge guy at 5-11, 185. But he is dominating his competition and has good strike zone judgment. I don't know where he will go in the draft, but I'd like to take a chance on him.
   71. Schilling's Sprained Ankiel Posted: June 08, 2005 at 02:58 PM (#1389704)
Are there other 5-11, 185 power types in MLB? Seems like Brian Roberts isn't a huge guy (altough he may not keep this up). Nomar isn't a huge guy (what, 6-0, 190?)
DB
   72. Mikαεl Posted: June 08, 2005 at 03:55 PM (#1389827)
Brian Giles is 5-10, tops. Bagwell's 6-0.

Of all the different ways an amateur's projectability can be questioned, I'm probably most skeptical of the idea that a guy isn't big enough to hit for power, even if he's been hitting for good power where he is. If there's something with his swing, that's one thing, but there are so many smaller power hitters in baseball history that I'm not as sold on the importance of size.
   73. Schilling's Sprained Ankiel Posted: June 08, 2005 at 04:07 PM (#1389859)
Of all the different ways an amateur's projectability can be questioned, I'm probably most skeptical of the idea that a guy isn't big enough to hit for power, even if he's been hitting for good power where he is.

That was my admittedly cryptically worded point. There are many examples of "undersized" guys excelling at sports where size is valued, see Zach Thomas, Teddy Bruschi, uh, Spud Webb. They may be exceptions, but 5-11, 185 isn't really that small (if he has a low body fat, then there's lots of muscle, discounting the possibility of his possessing the high bone mass gene...). Seems like scouts get wowed by a Carved Adonis more than actual performance.
Maybe that's how Gabe Kapler got to where he is... (maybe he had good numbers too, I have no idea.)
DB
   74. Marc Sully's not booin'. He's Youkin'. Posted: June 08, 2005 at 05:05 PM (#1390034)
Further, it's just illogical. If you tell me a good amateur player lacks the bat-speed to catch up to an MLB fastball or lacks the range to get it done in the field, that's fine. It's a higher, more difficult level of baseball and that needs to be considered. But power is power. If a smallish player displays power at any point, he has it, or at the very least the ability to have it. He may lose it because he is not a big-league caliber hitter, but not because he doesn't have the physical strength. The second he displays it, from a scouting standpoint, he has it.
   75. Schilling's Sprained Ankiel Posted: June 08, 2005 at 05:22 PM (#1390065)
He may lose it because he is not a big-league caliber hitter, but not because he doesn't have the physical strength.

Change this to "not be able to show it," and I agree completely.
Also, change it around. Do big and tall types always have power? I can't image that's true.
DB
   76. Marc Sully's not booin'. He's Youkin'. Posted: June 08, 2005 at 05:28 PM (#1390076)
Right.
   77. Schilling's Sprained Ankiel Posted: June 08, 2005 at 05:45 PM (#1390130)
Most importantly, do any of the Sox draftee's have calm eyes?
DB
   78. Mikαεl Posted: June 08, 2005 at 07:28 PM (#1390436)
Calm, don't know, but I fear one has shifty eyes.
   79. chris p Posted: June 08, 2005 at 07:41 PM (#1390469)
Mikael, your link doesn't work. Is this the article?

<a href="http://www.kfdm.com/engine.pl?stati>shifty eyes</a>
   80. Darren Posted: June 10, 2005 at 12:28 AM (#1394022)
Hey gang,

Just wanted to chime in on the draft. I like Hansen a lot and, thinking about it a bit, I think you leave him as a reliever for now to keep his innings down this year, then try him as a starter next year. If after, say 2 years, he's not making it, you then move him back to the pen. I think you really need to find out whether he can dominate as a SP.

On Ellsbury, people here and at SOSH seem pretty down on him. But I see a him as a positive. One, he was rated as a mid-first-rounder and the Sox got him at #23, so even by just conventional wisdom he's a good pick.

On Lowrie, in 2004 Craig Burley ranked his sophmore season as #1 in the country. That's got to count for something.

And Mikael, if you're picking Guyette over Ya Ya Yema as your pet favorite, you're just trying too hard. Yema is the pefect stat-fan-boy-mancrush.

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