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    Article: MLB Draft Day 1


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    Go Twins. Be smart.

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    No-la, No-la, No-la....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo92107 View Post
    No-la, No-la, No-la....
    Here is my board: 1. Aiken 2. Rodon 3. Jackson 4. Kolek, and 5. Newcomb.

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    Any chance the TD community could cobble together a quick profile for Newcomb?

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    Kolek just flat out scares me. When's the last time a high school pitcher who throws 100 made it out of A ball? I hope they stay away from him...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobi0040 View Post
    Here is my board: 1. Aiken 2. Rodon 3. Jackson 4. Kolek, and 5. Newcomb.
    I'd probably sub Touki for Newcomb, but that's pretty good. Sadly, I think the Twins are pretty high on Gordon. Not my first choice here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diehardtwinsfan View Post
    I'd probably sub Touki for Newcomb, but that's pretty good. Sadly, I think the Twins are pretty high on Gordon. Not my first choice here.
    I have Touki #6. very close to Newcomb. Touki is 17, 94-95 fb, best curve in the draft. Some command/raw concerns. I prefer Newcomb slightly because he is 3 inches taller, a lefty, and more velo on the fb even though his slider is not rated quite as high as Touki's curve. He is 3 years older though and I would like the approach if we took either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgreuling View Post
    Kolek just flat out scares me. When's the last time a high school pitcher who throws 100 made it out of A ball? I hope they stay away from him...
    I think you could compile a list of high players that throw really hard, that we would not mind having on our team. Here is a quick 3.

    Felix Hernandez (not drafted but threw hard at 18), Josh Beckett, Jose Fernandez

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    Keith Law has this...
    Twins taking Gordon...
    Analysis: This is the lock of the draft. Unless Brady Aiken gets here, which he won't, they're taking Gordon.

    And that's with Koleck still available...

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    Now this just in the chat...

    Klaw (1:44 PM)


    I think I answered this earlier, but I did hear this afternoon that the Twins could switch to Kolek from Gordon if both are there - I don't believe that they WILL, but that it's not a slam-dunk as I indicated in the mock.

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    Have to admit, Kolek makes me a little bit nervous. I have heard virtually nothing regarding his secondary pitches and command. For me personally, I'd rather have Stewart than Kolek if the former were in this year's draft. Jackson is the guy I would love to pick and keep behind the plate. Power+hit tool+ not a butcher behind the plate... sounds tantalizing. Unfortunately, I would really be surprised if he dropped to us at 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo92107 View Post
    No-la, No-la, No-la....
    No way, No way, No way.

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