May 16, 2020 at 1:22 pm #128796Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
Thank you Brian!!May 16, 2020 at 2:14 pm #128805gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
While the seven players we draft should be of high quality, especially the first five, you would have to think there will be a lot of talent remaining in the undrafted pool of free agents. As Brian pointed out in a recent article, since all MLB teams will be limited with $20k to spend on each free agent, the teams that have a reputation for taking better care of their minor leaguers could have an advantage. That aspect will be fascinating to watch.May 16, 2020 at 2:31 pm #128807
Not many college-bound players are going to accept $20,000.May 16, 2020 at 2:35 pm #128809gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
Not many college-bound players are going to accept $20,000.
I agree with that but I suspect there will still be some quality FA’s available.May 16, 2020 at 2:44 pm #128810
Maybe a few college Seniors who have already graduated who can come back but are ready to move on and a few HS guys that don’t have D1 offers. Although they may opt for JC.May 16, 2020 at 3:33 pm #128811
yea, I read an article that said junior colleges could be big winners with this situation.May 16, 2020 at 4:09 pm #128821
Me, too! 😉May 16, 2020 at 4:10 pm #128822May 16, 2020 at 4:36 pm #128824
oh, that must have been YOUR article Brian. 🙂May 16, 2020 at 9:00 pm #128846mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
Anything said about how kids are going to respond to the revised draft is pure speculation. But, IMHO, I think there are going to be some very talented high school kids who are going to feel like they’ve run into some bad luck with the draft, but want nothing more at this point in their lives than to get started as professional baseball players and, specifically, do not want to go to any college. I think there are also going to be some draft eligible college kids who are only there to get ready for the draft, and since this was going to be their last year of college, are not prepared academically for another year of college. In other words I’m thinking some organizations are going to strike it rich after the fifth round of the draft. Obviously, I hope it’s the Cardinals.May 17, 2020 at 7:41 pm #128903
Here is a May 8 mock from Prospects365. They have the Cards taking Cade Cavalli, a player GameCard mentioned a few pages back.May 17, 2020 at 9:38 pm #128906
I see this mock has Cards taking Cavalli with Cole Wilcox available. Interesting. Can’t wait.
It WILL be interesting.
May 17, 2020 at 10:22 pm #128908
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huge age difference there though and IMO Cards would prefer the college guy.
BTW some great youtube stuff on Cavalli including a good interview by Talkin’ Ball (young interviewer who asked really good questions for being so young. Cavalli sounded really grounded, intelligent.May 18, 2020 at 3:00 pm #128937
Dan Zielinski of Baseball Prospect Journal had Cavalli at # 12. This mock was about a month ago (April 14):
San Francisco Giants: Cade Cavalli, RHP, Oklahoma
Cade Cavalli thrived as Oklahoma’s ace last season, despite missing three weeks with a stress reaction in his right arm. He believes the injury was related to poor mechanics, which he’s cleaned up this offseason. Cavalli is 6-4, 218 pounds with his fastball that touches 98 mph.May 18, 2020 at 3:18 pm #128940
Cavalli will be 22 Y.O. on Aug 14th.
that a concern to anyone?May 18, 2020 at 3:50 pm #128941
Hudson’s birthday is 9/15/94. He was drafted in June 2016.May 18, 2020 at 4:23 pm #128944
good catchMay 18, 2020 at 5:43 pm #128954
I may be wrong, but most college juniors are probably going to be 21 when drafted and turn 22 in their first professional year. That puts the successful ones arriving into the majors when they are 24-25.May 18, 2020 at 6:02 pm #128956
I found this interview to be extremely interesting:May 19, 2020 at 3:25 pm #129016
CBS’ Mike Axisa’s latest mock (out yesterday) has us taking a catcher? what?????
Pick: C Tyler Soderstrom, Turlock High School
BTW he had Cavalli going to the Phils at # 15May 19, 2020 at 3:48 pm #129018
In his draft, I would take Carmen Mlodzinski who is arguably as good or better than Cavalli.May 19, 2020 at 3:54 pm #129020
A high school catcher with our first pick?
I sure hope not.May 19, 2020 at 4:10 pm #129021
GameCard, he DID having us take Mlodzinski in his previous mock (two weeks ago).May 19, 2020 at 5:16 pm #129022
Mlodzinski is a 4 pitch athletic pitcher with velocity…cutter, 4 seamer. slider and changeup. He was the best pitcher last summer in the Cape(against wooden bats) striking out 40 with only 4 walks.May 20, 2020 at 3:09 pm #129043
Here’s how one rating service ranked the top draftee eligible players in the 2019 Cape Cod league –
1.) Nick Gonzales, 2B, New Mexico State
2.) Austin Wells, C, Arizona
3.) Parker Chavers, OF, Coastal Carolina
4.) Hayden Cantrell, SS/2B, Louisiana-Lafayette
5.) Daniel Cabrera, OF, LSU
6.) Zach DeLoach, OF, Texas A&M
7.) Trei Cruz, SS/3B, Rice
8.) Jordan Westburg, SS, Mississippi State
9.) Carman Mlodzinski, RHP, South Carolina
10.) Alika Williams, SS, Arizona State
11.) Ian Bedell, RHP, Missouri
12.) Noah Campbell, OF, South Carolina
13.) Matt McLain, SS/3B/OF, UCLA
14.) Zavier Warren, 3B, Central Michigan
15.) Gage Workman, SS/3B, Arizona State
16.) Zach McCambley, RHP, Coastal Carolina
17.) Cole Wilcox, RHP, Georgia
18.) Joe Boyle, RHP, Notre Dame
19.) Logan Allen, LHP, Florida International
20.) Trenton Denholm, RHP, Cal-Irvine
21.) Casey Shmitt, 3B/RHP, San Diego State
22.) Sean Sullivan, RHP, UCLA
23.) Hunter Goodman, C, Memphis
24.) Jarad DeSantolo, 3B, Florida Atlantic
25.) Kyle Nicolas, RHP, Ball State
* Spencer Torkelson would have been #1 but he only played 5 games.
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