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2021 MLB Draft (Sun 7/11 - Tue 7/13)

Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by Gatorgal04, Jun 28, 2021.

  1. gtr2x

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    I understand the "health" sentiment, but as the saying goes, you play the game to win. Win, but not win at all costs. I once coached in a YMCA league where they didn't keep score. In reality every coach and every player knew what the score was.
     
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    With the 2021 Draft beginning Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on MLB Network and ESPN and continuing Monday at 1 p.m. ET exclusively on MLB.com with MLB Network live look-ins and coverage, here are brief breakdowns of the top 10 prospects in this year's class. Find complete scouting reports and bios for many more of the best players on our Top 250 Draft Prospects list.

    Marcelo Mayer, SS, Eastlake HS (CA) (No. 1)
    A left-handed-hitting shortstop out of the same San Diego-area high school that produced Adrian Gonzalez and No. 7 Twins prospect Keoni Cavaco, Mayer is more tooled-up than a hardware store. He's an elite contact hitter who figures to grow into his already-apparent power potential, and on the dirt he shows great instincts, impressive footwork and soft hands to complement a 60-grade arm. More »

    Get to know the top 2021 Draft prospects

    Complete list at:

    Top Baseball Draft Prospects
     
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  4. 74nole

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    It is so easy for HS prospects to be completely overwhelmed with life-impacting decisions throughout the MLB draft process.
    I truly wish everyone involved with this year’s draft (including families) the best of luck.
    I’ll always prefer ol’school…..
     
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    The stuff these kids are going thru right now has got to be nerve racking. I'm aware of one on this list that was asked to fly out to the west coast in the last 24-48 hours and go through a workout with 8 other players; 6 pitchers, an outfielder, and an infielder. When another major league team looking at said player heard about this they asked him to fly to their respective city for a workout. The decisions the kids in late 3rd and 4th round have to make ($500k-1mil signing bonus) will be hard decisions. That works out to a net of about $350-$700k after tax and fees. That's a lot of money but is it life changing,..for some yes but for many no after spending some on vehicles and supplementing themselves while earning 30k a year in the minors for several years. Wish them all well and hope they have a rational adult standing with them.
     
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  7. 74nole

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    @rball1313

    You are so on point with the pressure put on these kids—and you have to call them that, they’re 18…..

    If MLB has tracked them their JR & SR years (and you know they have) why make them go through another workout?
    I can tell you from first hand experience—when our son was drafted in the first round a scout (I won’t call his name or organization) called our house and wanted our son to agree to an MRI of his shoulder the day before the draft—I called him and told him there would be no MRI—draft him if you want him.
    He later told our local JUCO coach he was just trying to drive his price down.
    Don’t think for a minute it’s not a business.
     
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  8. apkgator

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    Leiter went 2nd. 6 of the first 8 have been high school kids
     
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  9. gtr2x

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    Rocker goes 10th to the Mets.
     
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  10. shane4three

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    Major benefits to him coming back. Could make himself a ton of money.
     
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  11. shane4three

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    Leiter went right where he should have went.

    How about Cowser from Sam Houston State going 5th

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    Sam Bachman from Miami of Ohio going 9th. Kid touched 101 this year.

    something I noticed watching the college World Series it seemed every team had four or five guys that usually through 95, 96, 97. We didn’t seem to have that this year.
     
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  12. apkgator

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    Who are you talking about?
     
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  13. ursidman

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    Andrew Painter goes #13. Was a nice thought for a brief moment that he might be a Gator.
     
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  14. shane4three

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    Painter gone.
     
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    Aleman
     
  16. shane4three

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    Bednar filthy. Did not nearly highly is ranked as Jack or Tommy probably to start the year but has a ridiculous spin rate. HIs crossfire for Seamer is tough to hit. Lots of times he sits 92-93. Love the angle he comes from. Whereas it seems our top guys have no deception and their ball looks too straight Bednar seemed to deceive batters and never come right down broad way.
     
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    Bednar #14 to SF
     
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  18. ursidman

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    Chase Petty goes #26 to the Twins
     
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    The MLB Tracker link has a nice description of Chase Petty and they mention his changeup can be too firm at 90 mph. Sure as hell would have been nice to have that written about me…
     
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  20. shane4three

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    Two recruits gone. Jay Allen next. Michael Roberson a round or two behind Allen. Hoping Robertson makes it to campus.kid can absolutely fly.
     
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