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    Alex Wimmers

    What kind of expectations does everyone have for Alex Wimmers in 2014? I keep holding onto hope. After a lost season due to Tommy John recovery in 2013, what can we expect in 2014; should we just be happy if he makes it through the season healthy? Going into his age 25 season he will have only thrown 4.1 innings at AA.

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    Truth be told, not much. I'll be pleasantly surprised if he can get his name back into prospect status, but he's been with the org for 4 years now and injured most of it.

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    I have no expectations. Anything he gives us would be a bonus. Too bad, I didn't much like the pick at the time (I wanted them to play hardball with Ranuado or get an additional pick the next year) but he was supposed to be a quick to the majors guy which we really could've used.

    The 2011 draft is pretty interesting - lot of talent fell - Ranuado, Olt, Biddle, Lee, Yelich, Walker, Castellenos. Some of it was for signing bonuses. Sale dropped to #13, Matt Harvey went #7. Royals really made a mistake at #4 (it was a top 3 draft) - took a guy with a perceived high floor but low ceiling in Colon and passed on some pretty good arms. Ouch.

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    I would expect him to start at AA and so what happens. I have a lot of hope for him but the expectations are quite low. If he does well I could see him promote after mayb 15 starts but dont see him sniffing the big club in 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnarthor View Post
    I have no expectations. Anything he gives us would be a bonus. Too bad, I didn't much like the pick at the time (I wanted them to play hardball with Ranuado or get an additional pick the next year) but he was supposed to be a quick to the majors guy which we really could've used.

    The 2011 draft is pretty interesting - lot of talent fell - Ranuado, Olt, Biddle, Lee, Yelich, Walker, Castellenos. Some of it was for signing bonuses. Sale dropped to #13, Matt Harvey went #7. Royals really made a mistake at #4 (it was a top 3 draft) - took a guy with a perceived high floor but low ceiling in Colon and passed on some pretty good arms. Ouch.
    With the money now slotted it could have been a way different draft. The Red Sox would not have got Ranuado.
    Also of note, the Rays drafted the wrong Sale, not that they had a chance for Chris at the time
    Last edited by old nurse; 10-28-2013 at 06:10 PM.

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