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    Quote Originally Posted by InfraRen View Post
    Exactly. How about Cavan Biggio?
    Kid can rake! Would love him too. Some people have suggested the Astros might grab him to start the day. Main question, like many of HS guys left, will he sign?

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    I hope the Twins are willing to use the 5%. The overage of $420,000 will be taxed at 75%.

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    From Kiley McDaniels:

    Hearing there may be a deal in place with Jon Denney & Royals if he gets to the 9th pick of the 3rd round. Will be above the 660,900 slot.

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    Almost draft time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by InfraRen View Post
    I'd punt my 4th or 5th for Boldt.
    Considering how much of a longshot these guys are it is tempting to take all of that money and pile it into one prospect. Especially one that is a late first rd talent.

    note for others - to make it happen they have to draft a player and sign them way underslot (like 50K). One team did this last for several picks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmb0252 View Post
    From Kiley McDaniels:

    Hearing there may be a deal in place with Jon Denney & Royals if he gets to the 9th pick of the 3rd round. Will be above the 660,900 slot.
    It will be interesting to see how much money they saved with their first pick (Dozier) but if they were also able to sign Manaea, Reed and Denney it would be a very good draft.

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    Till I Collapse

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    Twins up!

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    Stuart Turner, C, U Miss BAs 110 spec
    Last edited by PseudoSABR; 06-07-2013 at 12:17 PM.

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    Catcher, Stewart to stewart...i like it

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    Defensive catcher. Ugh.

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    Stuart Turner:

    urner played his first two years at LSU-Eunice, helping the Bengals win the 2012 Division II junior college national championship. In just one season at Mississippi, Turner has established himself as the best catcher in the SEC. He excels defensively, earning high marks for his plus arm and receiving skills. Turner won the Gold Glove for Division II junior colleges last year. His offense, however, is not as well regarded. Turner regularly puts the ball in play, but scouts worry he doesn't make hard contact consistently enough. Turner's defense and makeup will make him a high pick despite his current offensive shortcomings, with a future as a backup his floor.

    We def need catching depth, hopefully his bat can come around a bit, but in the third round if you find a legit back up catcher I think that is a win.

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    Defensive catcher....

    From Law:
    Turner is the best catch-and-throw guy in this abysmal crop of college catchers, so even with concerns about his bat translating in pro ball he's among the best catchers on the board and should go in the top hundred picks. Turner's bat speed is adequate for pro ball and he's got enough recognition of the zone that he should be able to keep his average in the .240-.260 range at least, with enough hip rotation to hit 10-15 homers, although he loads his hands so deep that his contact rate may be low.

    As a receiver, Turner has outstanding hands, receiving smoothly without moving the glove, and a plus arm that has helped him nail half of opposing basestealers this year (heading into the SEC tournament). He has a high floor as a backup with at least a 25 percent chance of becoming good enough to be one of MLB's 30 starting catchers.

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    Good bye Butera...

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    This pick makes me think the Reece McGuire bluff perhaps was not a bluff after all.

    Anyone unhappy with picking Eades in round 2 due to lack of upside is probably going to throw a fit about this one.

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    25% chance to be a starter? Wow, that is actually pretty encouraging

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    Comment From RS
    Why did the Twins draft a catcher that can't hit in the high 3rd round?




    10:18 Kiley McDaniel:
    I bet they think he can hit. Also, I think he can hit. Just doesn't look great but many cachers don't.


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    They consider his floor​ to be a backup catcher? I'll take that in the third round.

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    After taking Stewart at #4 I'm not sure why I'm surprised that they have gone two "safe" college guys in a row.

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