Comments on: First Pitch: The New Draft System is Growing on Me http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-the-new-draft-system-is-growing-on-me.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:55:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Mike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-the-new-draft-system-is-growing-on-me.html#comment-31116 Fri, 12 Jul 2013 22:52:28 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60204#comment-31116 This is probably the exception rather than the norm in regards to guys slipping in the draft under the new system, but Rowdy Tellez (30th round pick by Toronto) signed for 850k. It shows that there will be still guys who slip into the later rounds in which the Pirates will be able to snag up (like Allie and Bell) and hope to be able to sign them.

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By: Jeremy J Stein http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-the-new-draft-system-is-growing-on-me.html#comment-31114 Fri, 12 Jul 2013 22:04:34 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60204#comment-31114 I agree with your point but I’m not sure if Dye is a good example.
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Even though Dye was on the decline, the Brewers gave him a shot in spring training and supposedly the Nationals offered him a contract but it wasn’t enough for him to move from the Chicago area. To me it seems like Dye wanted more than what he was worth and was content with retiring.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-the-new-draft-system-is-growing-on-me.html#comment-31088 Fri, 12 Jul 2013 18:42:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60204#comment-31088 I think it’s that, and they’re focused on the big money in free agency. A few years ago I remember that Jermaine Dye couldn’t get a deal and was forced into retirement. There were a lot of complaints that teams were willing to spend $6-7 M on a first rounder, and $10 M in the draft, but wouldn’t spend that amount on Dye, who had good numbers.
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It makes sense though. A team like the Pirates can get a ton of production by spending $8 M on Gerrit Cole in the draft. They’re only going to get one year of production for Dye or any other one year rental. That’s not to say they shouldn’t spend on guys like that ever. It’s that they should spend on the draft when they’re rebuilding, much like any other team that would have been interested in Dye.

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By: Jeremy J Stein http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-the-new-draft-system-is-growing-on-me.html#comment-31087 Fri, 12 Jul 2013 18:38:45 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60204#comment-31087 Ah yeah, I figured they wouldn’t care. It seems counter productive to not care though since draft picks may join the PA in the future. Maybe it’s because so many draft picks don’t make it tot he majors?

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By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-the-new-draft-system-is-growing-on-me.html#comment-31085 Fri, 12 Jul 2013 18:24:39 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60204#comment-31085 mgs : actually,when you look at it from a certain angle,Allie isn’t any bigger a ” joke ” than Dylan Bundy. I hate that guys like ” Heckler ” ,with statements like his get my back up so fast,but I just can’t help myself !

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-the-new-draft-system-is-growing-on-me.html#comment-31082 Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:13:51 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60204#comment-31082 Actually the MLBPA would be against that. Draft picks aren’t members of the MLBPA, so they don’t care. The MLBPA would rather see teams spending on guys in the MLBPA, which is a reason why the lowered spending abilities on the amateur ranks went down in the last CBA.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-the-new-draft-system-is-growing-on-me.html#comment-31081 Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:11:37 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60204#comment-31081 I know who Heckler is. He’s actually a heckler down here in Bradenton. So that probably explains the comments on Allie since he’s struggled so far in Bradenton.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-the-new-draft-system-is-growing-on-me.html#comment-31080 Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:10:16 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60204#comment-31080 Haha, no. I figured it would be much harder to get deals like we saw this year. For example, Reese McGuire and Blake Taylor signed for under-slot, allowing them to get over-slot deals later. Neither of those guys were reaches for their picks either. So being taken where you are supposed to go doesn’t necessarily guarantee slot.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-the-new-draft-system-is-growing-on-me.html#comment-31079 Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:08:56 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60204#comment-31079 I don’t think it is. We can see immediately the type of players that are available to them, and how they can spend their money.

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By: Jeremy J Stein http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-the-new-draft-system-is-growing-on-me.html#comment-31078 Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:07:22 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60204#comment-31078 I agree with you leadoff, I was thinking that it would be nice if the Draft Pool $ also accounted for the Major League player budget as well so teams with a smaller major league budget could choose to spend more on the Draft.
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I would think that would be something the MLBPA would support because they always look at the teams with small budgets and want them to spend more, well if they’re spending more on the draft that means there is still money going to players that may eventually join the MLBPA. Or maybe I’m missing something and thats not how it would work.

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