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Nick Quintana, 3B, Univ of Arizona is our 2nd pick.  Getting high marks from the MLB Analysts.  Very good D and good bat.

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1 minute ago, Keepleyland2 said:

2nd round pick: Nick Quintana

Pipeline:

Offensively, it's Quintana's raw power that is his carrying tool. It shows up in games in flashes and he has the ability to hit the ball with authority the other way, to right-center field, but he gets pull happy at times. That leads to some swing and miss and streakiness, but if he can stay with his strengths, he could be an average hitter and tap into that power more consistently. A shortstop in high school, Quintana moved over to the hot corner in college and has become a plus defender there. While the one knock against him is his pure foot speed, he has good first-step quickness at third, with confident hands, a plus arm when he needs it and the ability to make plays on the run.

Quintana plays with a confidence that scouts like and there's no question he can stay at third long-term. Some small adjustments at the plate could turn him into a very intriguing run-producer at the infield corner spot.

 

Fan Graphs: 

A very prominent high school prospect, Quintana matriculated to Arizona and became a core of their lineup almost immediately. Though his swing is somewhat grooved, he's an athletic swinger with power who is also quite good at third base. He's in the mix for teams picking 30-50, with Boston and Arizona as rumored landing spots.

Gum Time comes out to break the string of SS selections.

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Appears to have a long loopy swing. Slow in getting his hips into the swing. Definitely will be a work in progress.

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85. Nick Quintana, 3B, Arizona -- Quintana is a plus defender at third despite being a 30 runner, with good bat-to-ball skills but a tendency to try to pull everything. He's likely to go in the second or third round.

 

THis was Law's pre draft take on him.    

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1 minute ago, RandyMarsh said:

85. Nick Quintana, 3B, Arizona -- Quintana is a plus defender at third despite being a 30 runner, with good bat-to-ball skills but a tendency to try to pull everything. He's likely to go in the second or third round.

 

THis was Law's pre draft take on him.    

That will be revised now that we've taken him. 

Keith Law hates the Tigers

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37 minutes ago, RandyMarsh said:

85. Nick Quintana, 3B, Arizona -- Quintana is a plus defender at third despite being a 30 runner, with good bat-to-ball skills but a tendency to try to pull everything. He's likely to go in the second or third round.

 

THis was Law's pre draft take on him.    

Well shoot, we already had a 3B who pulls everything.

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Hits AND plays defense? Works counts and walks a lot? Are the Tigers learning?? 

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2 hours ago, Keepleyland2 said:

2nd round pick: Nick Quintana

Pipeline:

Offensively, it's Quintana's raw power that is his carrying tool. It shows up in games in flashes and he has the ability to hit the ball with authority the other way, to right-center field, but he gets pull happy at times. That leads to some swing and miss and streakiness, but if he can stay with his strengths, he could be an average hitter and tap into that power more consistently. A shortstop in high school, Quintana moved over to the hot corner in college and has become a plus defender there. While the one knock against him is his pure foot speed, he has good first-step quickness at third, with confident hands, a plus arm when he needs it and the ability to make plays on the run.

Quintana plays with a confidence that scouts like and there's no question he can stay at third long-term. Some small adjustments at the plate could turn him into a very intriguing run-producer at the infield corner spot.

 

Fan Graphs: 

A very prominent high school prospect, Quintana matriculated to Arizona and became a core of their lineup almost immediately. Though his swing is somewhat grooved, he's an athletic swinger with power who is also quite good at third base. He's in the mix for teams picking 30-50, with Boston and Arizona as rumored landing spots.

He has all star level hair.  

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5 hours ago, Yoda said:

Hits AND plays defense? Works counts and walks a lot? Are the Tigers learning?? 

They were probably looking only at one of offense or defense.

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So, two of the comps we heard for Greene were Andre Ethier and David Justice. Two fairly different players. What's a halfway point between the two?

1500 games, 15 seasons, 30-some career WAR, 230 HRs, .280/.365/.480.

I'd be happy getting the prime years out of that career. 

With aging curves proving to be more of a cliff, it seems likely that we would. 

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3 minutes ago, Motor City Sonics said:

Why does he have a six-fingered glove?  

Paging Mandy Patinkin...

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14 hours ago, irvink said:

From Klaw's chat today. Something good out of our inevitable draft choice.

 

Chuck: I’ve heard comps to Alex Kirilloff fair for Riley Greene. Fair or not?
Keith Law: I do hear huge praise for Greene’***** tool.

I mean he did say that he likes PB&J for his pregame meal.  Imagine the potential if he went with a bean burrito or something.

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1 minute ago, Edman85 said:

I mean he did say that he likes PB&J for his pregame meal.  

Jelly? 

Sounds like a primadonna. 

Let's get Todd Jones in to set him straight before he heads off to instructionals.

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Why didn't Det get a competetive balance pick? Looked it up and they were 7th to last in revenue in 2018, and 5th to last in record.

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9 minutes ago, leflore said:

Why didn't Det get a competetive balance pick? Looked it up and they were 7th to last in revenue in 2018, and 5th to last in record.

Was their payroll too high?

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7 minutes ago, kdog said:

Was their payroll too high?

That's what I was thinking... Edman and Shelton discussed it on twitter but I never saw the result.

 

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I saw that conversation too but am too dumb to understand where it ended up.

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7th to last in Revenue, per what?  Forbes numbers had them 12th to last, which depending on the wording (White Sox and Blue Jays  behind them but are market-exempt), puts them in the bottom 10.  But Forbes' numbers aren't gospel, and it's likely the minutiae in the calculation has them out of the Top 10..  Net Local Defined Revenue (NLDR) is not public and not possible to reverse engineer. It's defined in the CBA if you really want to try to tackle it.

I'd predict they get one next year.

It has nothing to do with payroll.

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