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    LOL. At the people trying to blame King for everything.

    He's not even Jewish.

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    Nice picks with Bichette and Hudson. I was curious if Bichette was going to higher than he deserved based on the fact he's a Jays prospect. Seems about the right spot for him though.

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    At least it worked out that Ang's guy is still available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angrioter View Post
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    9. Dakota Hudson, rhp |
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    Born: Sept. 15, 1994. B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-5. Wt.: 215. Drafted: Mississippi State, 2016 (1st round). Signed by: Clint Brown.

    Background: Few college arms had as much buoyancy as Hudson, who added 25 pounds through college and via the Cape Cod League (54 strikeouts in 56 2/3 innings) emerged as an intriguing, four-pitch power collegian. He threw in the upper-90s coming out of a Tennessee high school but had an uncomfortable relationship with control. Strength and experience brought command. He cut his walk rate in half as a junior and had a 9.2 strikeouts per nine rate. A balloon rising in teams’ evaluations, Hudson went 34th overall to the Cardinals and became a rocket, finishing the year in the Double-A Texas League playoffs.

    Scouting Report: Hudson has a fastball that rises to 96-97 mph and sits 94 mph. He offsets it with a biting 78-82 mph curveball and a slider that sizzles around 87 mph and is already the best of its ilk in the organization. An improved changeup will defy lefthanded hitters. One crosschecker called Hudson’s arsenal the most-advanced blend of pitches in college this past year, and what brought it all together for was a simplification of his delivery that can be more repeatable. His velocity and feel faltered with career-high innings and stiffer SEC competition, but it snapped back as a pro.

    The Future: After a promotion to Double-A Springfield to get playoff experience, Hudson has the organization seeing its next quantum-leap college starter, following the jet streams of Michael Wacha, Marco Gonzales, and Luke Weaver.

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    8. Bo Bichette, ss/2b |
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    Born: March 5, 1998. B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-0. Wt.: 200. Drafted: HS—St. Petersburg, Fla., 2016 (2nd round). Signed by: Matt Bishoff.

    Background: Bichette’s father and brother paved his way into baseball. Dante Sr. hit 274 home runs in 14 big league seasons, while Dante Jr., a supplemental first-round pick of the Yankees in 2011, has reached Double-A. The brothers played together for Brazil’s World Baseball Classic qualifier team in September in Brooklyn; their mother is Brazilian. He hit .427 and ranked second in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League with 36 RBIs in just 22 games. He missed a month with appendicitis but didn’t require surgery.

    Scouting Report: Bichette uses a somewhat unconventional swing with an exaggerated, deep load in his swing, but it worked throughout his amateur career and worked extremely well in his pro debut. He makes in-at-bat adjustments with an advanced approach for a prep, and scouts who believe his hand and bat speed will make his approach work see him as an above-average hitter with at least plus power. Bichette has solid athleticism, average range and speed and an above-average arm. The Blue Jays will keep him at shortstop as long as he can play it.

    The Future: From his exaggerated swing to defensive future, which is likely at third base, Bichette shares similarities with Josh Donaldson. He’s headed to low Class A Lansing, where he’ll play short next to third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in 2017.

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    Born: May 7, 1998. B-T: L-L. Ht.: 6-3. Wt.: 195. Drafted: HS—Bensalem, Pa., 2016 (2nd round). Signed by: Mike Kanen.

    Background: Jones was regarded as one of the best prep hitters in the 2016 draft class, but he slipped to the second round, where the Indians were happy to be able to take him at No. 55 overall. He signed for $2.25 million, making him one of five players drafted after the first round to sign for more than $2 million.

    Scouting Report: Jones has advanced consistency in his approach and contact skills, especially for a prep hitter from the Northeast. That helped him stand out on the showcase circuit in the summer of 2015, and continued to push him up draft boards in the spring. His easy lefthanded swing generates plus raw power now, but he projects to have more as he physically matures. He has plenty of room to add strength to his lanky frame as he begins to work in a professional training environment. He is an average runner. Jones was a shortstop in high school, but his size made it likely he would soon outgrow the position and profile better at third base. The Indians quickly moved him to the hot corner, and he should be able to develop into an average defender with steady hands and a plus arm at his new position.

    The Future: While he has the defensive tools to develop, it will be up to his bat to carry him through the minor leagues. Jones will join fellow 2016 first-day prep pick Will Benson at low Class A Lake County in 2017.

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    Twins are up according to fantrax

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    Me thinks we're going to fly through a few picks here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jays4life19 View Post
    Me thinks we're going to fly through a few picks here.
    Could you edit that out so people don't get confused. Spreadsheet wasnt up to date

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    Quote Originally Posted by jays4life19 View Post
    Me thinks we're going to fly through a few picks here.
    That would be great, I'm really hoping my next couple picks (72&75) come up by tomorrow night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King View Post
    Could you edit that out so people don't get confused. Spreadsheet wasnt up to date
    lol done.

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    I'm reeeeady to pick next

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    2 51 Minnesota Twins
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJH View Post
    I'm reeeeady to pick next
    So are you going to make your selection, or are you still considering trading the pick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jays4life19 View Post
    Nice picks with Bichette and Hudson. I was curious if Bichette was going to higher than he deserved based on the fact he's a Jays prospect. Seems about the right spot for him though.
    In my experience, the board is pretty disciplined about drafting Jays players though there have a been a few notorious reaches (Brett Lawrie, Anthony Gose, David Jacobs).
    "We don't have to plan for a rebuild. But all 30 teams have to stay agile, and have to understand that we're dealing with human beings, and these assets to organizations are human and change and evolve. I think what we've tried to do is become more flexible and agile, and to sustain championships is to build from within."

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    Quote Originally Posted by P2F View Post
    So are you going to make your selection, or are you still considering trading the pick?
    feel free to send an offer. I'll likely make this pick though

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJH View Post
    feel free to send an offer. I'll likely make this pick though
    Sent.

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