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1st pick, 2nd pick ..4th or 5th pick ..10th pick ..or even 30th pick ..only makes a difference IF there are potential All-Star caliber players available to be picked AND only if the team picking him has made the 'right' pick.

Have posted on this board recently that our Tigers will likely finish below the White Sox this year.  So ..which player anywhere in this world that will be eligible to be drafted would be the best #5 pick next year?  And what are the odds that the Tigers will actually make that pick?

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46 minutes ago, Tigrrfan said:

1st pick, 2nd pick ..4th or 5th pick ..10th pick ..or even 30th pick ..only makes a difference IF there are potential All-Star caliber players available to be picked AND only if the team picking him has made the 'right' pick.

Have posted on this board recently that our Tigers will likely finish below the White Sox this year.  So ..which player anywhere in this world that will be eligible to be drafted would be the best #5 pick next year?  And what are the odds that the Tigers will actually make that pick?

Ugh.  Not again.

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16 minutes ago, Tenacious D said:

Ugh.  Not again.

What, you didn’t enjoy that last year?

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6 hours ago, cruzer1 said:

About time this thing gets started up.

The Tigers are tied with the White Sox for the 5th pick, and are one game away from SD and Miami for 3rd place,  so it's tight.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/standings/_/group/overall

 

Worth noting that bc the Tigers had a worse record than every team last year they will win the tiebreaker for whatever pick they are lined up for. So if season ended today, pick 5 would be theirs.

3rd pick would be a very helpful and beautiful thing. 

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I am happy to get the highest draft pick as possible.  But again, nothing about that suggests that that pick will pan out for the Tigers.

Time will tell.  Meanwhile ..hopefully someone can provide more excitement into the 'pump'.

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Next year's draft will be loaded with bats, especially at SS and Catcher.  Adley Runschman (sp?) C from Oregon State will be on a short list for the #1 pick overall.

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Thanks 'cruzer1'.

Looks like Tigers best possible will be 4th or 5th pick. 

I expect O's / Royals to be pick #1 / #2 ..with Marlins #3 ..then Padres / Tigers 'battling' for #4 / #5.

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10 minutes ago, Tigrrfan said:

Thanks 'cruzer1'.

Looks like Tigers best possible will be 4th or 5th pick. 

I expect O's / Royals to be pick #1 / #2 ..with Marlins #3 ..then Padres / Tigers 'battling' for #4 / #5.

The Tigers are 1 game from the Marlins, so that pick is fluid.

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So, will this become the defacto prospect thread, as well? If that's going to be the case, we may want to have the 2018 thread closed up just to centralize updates. 

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45 minutes ago, Walewander said:

So, will this become the defacto prospect thread, as well? If that's going to be the case, we may want to have the 2018 thread closed up just to centralize updates. 

Randy opened the thread. I believe he can lock it if he wants to - unless the SW has updated that feature away.

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Looking forward to a terrific position prospect in our system after next year's draft. Prefer SS as they can end up anywhere on the diamond, and tend to last longer than C's. 

But really... the best bat (and all-around player) possible will do...

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Here's some quick little reports on some of the top prospects for next years draft, provided by Fangraphs...

Adley Rutschman (C)

TLDR

Excellent defensive catcher with current all-fields doubles power and tremendous feel for contact. Other than speed, could end up with all 55s and 60s.

Bryson Stott (SS)

TLDR

Hasn't hit well for Team USA this summer but has stood out defensively, in contrast to his sophomore campaign where he looked fine at short and hit more. Chance for a card full of 55s other than speed.

C.J. Abrams (SS)

TLDR

Explosive athlete is a 70 runner with a chance to stick at short, average now raw power and good lefty cut. If he continues to hit, he has a shot to go 1-1

Shea Langeliers (C)

TLDR

Langliers' is a throwback catcher with a squatty frame, contact over power and above average defensive tools; there isn't much projecting necessary.

https://www.fangraphs.com/scoutboard.aspx?draft=2019mlb&type=0&pos=all&team=all

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I think the Tigers will come on strong at the end of 2019. And be competitive in 2020 (above .500... 84-ish wins?)

So... they need to make the most of next year's high draft position... IMO.

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5 hours ago, 84 Lives!!! said:

I think the Tigers will come on strong at the end of 2019. And be competitive in 2020 (above .500... 84-ish wins?)

Why do you think that?  What players will they have that you think will propel them above the .500 level?

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SR: Michael Fulmer, Matt Boyd, Matt Manning, Casey Mize, and take your choice of Funkhauser, Spencer Turnbull, Beau Burrows, or Franklin Perez. Whoever is ready the soonest, to push Zimmerman out of a job. Gonna be fiercely competitive in the starting rotation in about two years. 

BP: Joe Jimenez, Victor Alcantara, Zac Houston, Matt Hall, Zac Reninger, John Schreiber; Turnbull as a long-man, or maybe Funkhauser, if they lose out to Burrows or Perez. Or VerHagen as long-man if he lasts that long. Possibly Greg Soto but more likely Sandy Baez. Several others wanna throw their hat in the ring as well, but are more likely three years away, not two. Gonna be fiercely competitive in the bullpen in about two years. 

Jake Rogers, Miggy Cabrera, Isaac Paredes, Willi Castro, Jeimer Candelario, Victor Reyes, Christin Stewart, Daz Cameron, possibly Castellanos if he's still with us... Gonna be fiercely competitive in the infield in about two years. Maybe even next year. Our weakest link: power, especially in the OF (I think Stewart spends more time at DH than Miggy; although it shouldn't be that way... maybe he platoons in the OF?). Could use one more big bat. 

Lots of bench possibilities: Gerber, Robson, Jacoby Jones in the OF, along with Ron Rodriguez, Goodrum, Lugo, and a backup catcher (Greiner or otherwise). Sergio Alcantara if they want an IF-glove-first-backup.

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28 minutes ago, 84 Lives!!! said:

SR: Michael Fulmer, Matt Boyd, Matt Manning, Casey Mize, and take your choice of Funkhauser, Spencer Turnbull, Beau Burrows, or Franklin Perez. Whoever is ready the soonest, to push Zimmerman out of a job. Gonna be fiercely competitive in the starting rotation in about two years. 

BP: Joe Jimenez, Victor Alcantara, Zac Houston, Matt Hall, Zac Reninger, John Schreiber; Turnbull as a long-man, or maybe Funkhauser, if they lose out to Burrows or Perez. Or VerHagen as long-man if he lasts that long. Possibly Greg Soto but more likely Sandy Baez. Several others wanna throw their hat in the ring as well, but are more likely three years away, not two. Gonna be fiercely competitive in the bullpen in about two years. 

Jake Rogers, Miggy Cabrera, Isaac Paredes, Willi Castro, Jeimer Candelario, Victor Reyes, Christin Stewart, Daz Cameron, possibly Castellanos if he's still with us... Gonna be fiercely competitive in the infield in about two years. Maybe even next year. Our weakest link: power, especially in the OF (I think Stewart spends more time at DH than Miggy; although it shouldn't be that way... maybe he platoons in the OF?). Could use one more big bat. 

Lots of bench possibilities: Gerber, Robson, Jacoby Jones in the OF, along with Ron Rodriguez, Goodrum, Lugo, and a backup catcher (Greiner or otherwise). Sergio Alcantara if they want an IF-glove-first-backup.

Problem is about half -- most likely more than half -- of the players you listed will amount to squat

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1 hour ago, Keepleyland2 said:

Problem is about half -- most likely more than half -- of the players you listed will amount to squat

I don't believe that.

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Lots of depth in the system. Need a great draft plus, we need to get some kind of return on these veteran guys we will be moving. Help replace the guys(prospects) we will be promoting.

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8 hours ago, Keepleyland2 said:

Problem is about half -- most likely more than half -- of the players you listed will amount to squat

Decent chance that at least half of them may not even be Tigers anymore by 2021.  Furthermore, the ones Tigers trade may be outstanding and the ones Tigers retain may be the squats. 

How good is Al Avila?  He has about 2 more years maximum to turn his GM 'legacy' around from mediocre to good.

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