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  1. irvink

    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    I've heard the Fulmer comp before too and it makes sense. Crazy how close the draft is now. Only one more Mize start from now until then.
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    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/eric-longenhagen-fangraphs-chat-5-24/
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    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    K-BB numbers have remained strong, but Mize has looked human these last three or so starts. Wonder if he's just getting tired? Maybe the league is catching up to him? Pressure of being THE 1-1 guy getting to him? Or just a tough stretch.
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    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    From the preview section of Law's latest draft prospect rankings. http://www.espn.com/mlb/insider/story/_/id/23583441/casey-mize-tops-mlb-draft-class
  5. irvink

    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    Yeah, this is either an elaborate smokescreen, or they saw something in the MRI that made them nervous, or they are about to make a mistake.
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    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    Manning is definitely a work in progress, but it's also way too early to write him off. He went six innings today, 3H, only 1 BB and 9ks. Faedo's decreased velo is a concern, but hopefully that comes back - and without TJ.
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    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    I don't think it's anything that crazy. But Mize's agent/advisor is reading/hearing the same stuff we are and more. He's asking for the full 8 mil slot. Tigers are probably coming back with something more like 7.5, which would break Hunter Greene's draft record haul of 7.23. I could be wrong of course, but I think it comes down to how much of that last half mil the Tigers can keep/spread around the draft.
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    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    New BA draft podcast up, they discussed where the Tigers are/word that AA is taking the time to look at Joey Bart and others.
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    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    Hunter Greene got 7.23 million bonus last year, which is highest ever. Slot is just over 8 for pick one this year, just under 7.5 for pick two. Based on that, I'm sure Mize is asking for full slot/8mil, and I don't think the Tigers - again, assuming health - can reasonably offer anything less than pick 2's full slot, say 7.5. I would not pass up on this guy for roughly half a million.
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    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    Right. He's been described in recent weeks as 'the most clear cut number one since Bryce Harper' and "probably the best college pitching prospect since Strasburg." Unless AA and Co got a peek at that MRI and did not like what they saw, there's no other good reason to change course. The Tigers don't have a star caliber player in their system - pitcher or hitter - they desperately need one, and as of now Mize is the only player who looks like he could be one.
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    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    Casey Mize was great for five innings and then not so much. 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 9 K From Aaron Fitt, a BA writer at this game, on Mize:
  12. irvink

    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    We're not ready to settle for good. All we have is this dream.
  13. irvink

    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    His fastball is supposed to have great movement that makes it play up.
  14. irvink

    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    I believe the Anderson pick was widely derided even then. Sleeth was not a slam dunk. There were two players considered slam dunks in that draft, Delmon Young and Rickie Weeks. They went 1-2. Sleeth and Stauffer, were part of the second tier and drafted in that order.
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    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    This is exactly what they mean. Need to see that MRI up front so we don't have another Brady Aiken situation - The Astros did not get to see his until after he was drafted.
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