Comments on: Draft Day Three Preview: Don’t Count Out Day Three Picks http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/draft-day-three-preview-dont-count-out-day-three-picks.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:54:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/draft-day-three-preview-dont-count-out-day-three-picks.html#comment-15785 Wed, 06 Jun 2012 18:13:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33025#comment-15785 Yeah, that’s ridiculous. What’s wrong with this guy that he didn’t go sooner?

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By: Reed Miller http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/draft-day-three-preview-dont-count-out-day-three-picks.html#comment-15779 Wed, 06 Jun 2012 17:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33025#comment-15779 Yeah, agreed, but as the rounds wear on, the Gerrit Coles are gone, so looking for guys who “come to the ballpark every day and play the right way,” to use a common cliche, seems to make sense.

Besides, .469…is that a typo? That’s unreal.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/draft-day-three-preview-dont-count-out-day-three-picks.html#comment-15778 Wed, 06 Jun 2012 17:28:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33025#comment-15778 “However, they did take a few significant over-slot picks after round 15,
with guys like Quinton Miller in 2008, and Ryan Hafner and Jared LaKind
in 2010.”

So far it looks like should’ve saved their money….lol.

But, I’m happy they took their shots….

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/draft-day-three-preview-dont-count-out-day-three-picks.html#comment-15771 Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33025#comment-15771 Tim, a general draft rules question. Since teams like NYY and BOS are restricted to low slot 1st round picks annually (presumably), what is to stop them from going “all-in” in a draft year? Say 2013 is a deep prep draft class, couldn’t a team go ahead and draft 20 rounds of top prep talent then sign them for whatever it takes? They would get 20 top 100-200 overall level talents in exchange for two low slot 1st round picks and paying $1.75 on the $1.00.
Really they could indefinately do this and essentially just punt round 1 for a stockpile of prep players.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/draft-day-three-preview-dont-count-out-day-three-picks.html#comment-15769 Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:13:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33025#comment-15769 I do agree with you to a certain extent. Numbers should be taken into consideration, but at the same time, even a guy that can put up decent numbers in high-A can have deficiencies that will hold them back at the next level. There are very few guys that just have to go through the motions in the minors. With that in mind, it’s not necessarily about the numbers a guy puts up in high school or college, but why he was able to do it in the first place. Gerritt Cole put up a 3+ era, and I’d pick him all over again given the opportunity.

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By: cocktailsfor2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/draft-day-three-preview-dont-count-out-day-three-picks.html#comment-15761 Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:52:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33025#comment-15761 FYI, Poytress sprained his UCL, but should be coming off the DL any day now.

(I guess I shouldn’t have leaked that before the next Rumbunter Podcast comes out, but what the heck.)

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By: Reed Miller http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/draft-day-three-preview-dont-count-out-day-three-picks.html#comment-15752 Wed, 06 Jun 2012 07:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33025#comment-15752 “Basically the key trend was strong numbers in each case, and that’s about it.”

I’m inclined to believe that actual demonstration that one can play baseball, albeit at a lower level, ought to count for a lot. All this stuff about tools, projectable frames, plus this or that, etc, is fine and I understand that projection is important. But a guy who hits .469 in the SEC is obviously worth a shot.

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