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2012 MLB Draft...

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Risen Star, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    It kicks off tonight. Anyone watching? I've heard this is a lean year for prospects. At least at the top.

    I believe they do the 1st round and the compensation round between the 1st and 2nd tonight. Rnds 2-20 are tomorrow. 21-40 are done Wednesday.

    They've shortened it to 40 rounds this year.
     
  2. RamziD

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    I usually just look on ESPN for the Rangers picks. Is the draft on MLB network?
     
  3. Risen Star

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    Yep. 7pm EST tonight. They have a preview show an hour leading up to it.

    The other days start at noon eastern. I don't know if they're televised. I don't think they are.
     
  4. WPBCowboysFan

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    Also it supposed to be on MLB.com. I think you need to be a subscriber there though.
     
  5. WPBCowboysFan

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    I plan to watch casually.
     
  6. Risen Star

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    I think that's the only way to watch the MLB Draft.

    I couldn't name one prospect available without cheating and heading over to ESPN.
     
  7. WPBCowboysFan

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    I've been watching MLB - at least the Orioles - religiously for almost 40 years and I cant tell you anything about the prospects either.
     
  8. Risen Star

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    And it'll be years before you ever see most of these guys in the big leagues. The ones that even make it that far.

    Plus teams only sign some of their draft picks.

    I can see why there is very little interest in their draft.
     
  9. WPBCowboysFan

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    Im actually enjoying it. But it is no where near as intense as the NFL Draft.
     
  10. RamziD

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    Yeah, I love baseball (comes right after football for me), but I couldn't tell you anything about the prospects, either. The guy who everyone was saying would go #1 overall (Appel) ended up going 8 to the Pirates. Rangers haven't picked yet.
     
  11. Risen Star

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    Rangers select Lewis Brinson OF Coral Springs High School, Florida.

    Supposedly has a big bat. Just what they need.
     
  12. RamziD

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    Can't have too many. I was just reading about him. He's described as an "elite" defender, too. Scouting reports say he's a legit player but he will likely end up keeping his commitment to Florida.
     
  13. RamziD

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    What are the rules? If a player ends up going to college, he has to play for at least 2 years. Do the Rangers have any special privilege when he re-enters the draft?
     
  14. WPBCowboysFan

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    No special privileges unless they sign him. If they dont sign him then he is free game in the next draft he is a part of, as far as I know.
     
  15. Risen Star

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    I'm pretty sure you're right about that.

    It's not like the NFL draft where you are essentially becoming a member of the team when the pick is made. You're basically drafting for the player's rights and the ability to negotiate with him and convince him to come on board by the signing deadline. If not, he's free for next year.

    Signing ability is a key factor in those draft picks. If a guy looks to be a hard signing, he can drop.
     
  16. WPBCowboysFan

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    The signability factor was the speculation on why Appel dropped some. He was considered a top 5 pick by many. Boras client I think.
     

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