2019 draft

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    Quick mobile load for me as well

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    My uneducated guess is that they’ll take the best LH college pitcher available at #19.

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    This mock draft by Jeff Ellis has only 4 pitchers going out of the first 19 picks. That kind of tells you that there are not a lot of good pitchers available this year. I still think the Cardinals should take the best available player unless they think they’ve found a high pitcher with a high ceiling available at 19.

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    Next season we’ll be picking 30th.

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    In recent years I’ve always thought that they should target left handed pitching and power hitting prospects. This year, I hope they scour the country looking for lefty gems. I also wonder what international pitching prospects there are come July?

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    Hmmmm, I am curious where Gorman was ranked last year?

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    Gorman was 12th on MLB’s final list.

    http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2018/?list=draft

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    Looking back to 2018 this is why I was begging the Cardinals to draft this former Hog, but of course they passed on him.

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    From Keith Law’s mock (ESPN subscribers)

    19. St Louis – Gunnar Henderson, SS, John T. Morgan Academy (Selma, AL)

    They’re also one of a few teams in on two-sport star Maurice Hampton, which would fit with their pick last year of Nolan Gorman as a bet on huge tools that has worked out very well so far.

    http://www.espn.com/insider/mlb/insider/story/_/id/26662718/keith-law-2019-mlb-mock-draft-10

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    Considering how barren we are in pitching prospect depth doesn’t it seem like a no brainer we try to draft some high end pitching?

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    Not sure if the mockers focus on perceived need or just go with rumors they hear. 99 percent of them are wrong, anyway. Too many variables to guess right. Just interesting discussion fodder until the real draft occurs.

    One interesting point is that Law has 21 hitters and just 11 pitchers going in the first round, which tends to support the shortage of top pitching observation being made by some.

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    I’m anxiously waiting to hear what Brian has to report from EST. It may have some bearing on the later round Card’s selections. There’s those three short-season team rosters to fill.

    On paper there are some interesting prospects still at EST. Only 11 have been moved (mostly bullpen pitchers-5), Owen choose FA and then there is names like O’Reilly, Ellis, Pena and Billings who had spent time there and have already been released.

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    The draft is getting closer. I know we should go for BPA, but I hope we can add some lefties, as there are so few in our system.

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    Joel Reuter from Bleacher Report made up his mock draft:

    19. St. Louis Cardinals: 3B Brett Baty, Lake Travis HS (Texas)
    Last year, the Cardinals grabbed a prep third baseman with tremendous raw power who some expected to go higher with the No. 19 overall pick. Now Nolan Gorman is one of the fastest-rising prospects in baseball. Could they find themselves in a similar position this June? Baty also has plus raw power and a solid all-around offensive game, and while he could go as high as No. 8 overall to the Rangers, he slides to the Cardinals in this hypothetical.
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    I think that mock drafts are actually silly… but I can’t help myself and have to give them a glance.

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    It is almost draft time. It will be interesting to see how it pans out.

    I read the other day that Cody Bellinger, arguably the best player in MLB now, was a fourth round pick. You just never know do you?

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    Paul Dej0ng is surely happy. Illinois State beat Indiana yesterday. A pitcher named Headrick struck out 14. I’ll have to check his season stats out.

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    I’ll bet DeJong would be a lot happier if he got a hit today. Something like 0-29 I think.

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    I like the theory of taking the best player available when you don’t draft in the top half but restocking some of the depleted pitching depth sounds like a good idea if there’s value and talent.

    Any mocks seem to suggest were taking a position player. I would like to see them take a middle infielder if they do go position. The kid from Mizzou holds almost no interest.

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    I favor taking Espino in our first round. I believe he might be there and scouts say he has the best fastball in the draft. Also taking Headrich from Illinois State in the first 4-5 rounds. Innings eating lefty.

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    Then draft starts in 15 minutes. I wonder when the Cardinals will pick. What do they have, 5 minutes between picks?

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    Saw Mannfred on MLB, and I want to throw up. I hope his agenda doesn’t ruin this great game.

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    I flipped off my TV when he appeared

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    LHP Zack Thompson from Kentucky is the pick.

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    This seems like a good pick that both fills an organizational need while still going bpa as mlb.com had him rated 14th overall.

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