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  • #129478
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    Wong was rated #27 by BA in the 2011 draft. They took him at #22. Why wouldn’t they take Foscue this year at #21?

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    Because they don’t need him enough to take him in the 1st rd.

    #129480
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    I know you never have enough pitching, but they’re very deep in pitching and thin in position players below Memphis. Especially middle infielders and outfielders.

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    I would think there is going to be a pretty good middle infielder available at 54.
    use 21 on one of the upside college pitchers. JMO

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    Maybe after having Carlson, Gorman, Montero, Nunez. Torres, and Herrera, they’ll go back to loading up even more on top pitchers whom they can always use as trade bait.

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    although, per Derrick Goold in this morning’s article……quote….The epicenter of uncertainty in the Cardinals’ system is in the middle infield.

    the other side of the coin regarding this draft…..this from a recent top prospects article…“I think it’s one of the strongest classes as far as college arms, up and down,” a National League scouting director said. “There might be 15 college pitchers taken in the first round.

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    I looked through all of the Mock Drafts I could find. Some are better than others and all are basically a crap shoot, but it’s a fun exercise in gaining information. Most are already on the board so this will hopefully consolidate and I’ll add my thoughts from reading some of the insight.

    The Athletic – Garrett Crochet (LHP/Tennessee) -basically what the Cards drafted last year Big lefty with good stuff and injury concerns. Personally I think his soreness this year was a little overblown as Coach Vitello was being cautious to rest him for conference play.

    ESPN – Cade Cavalli (RHP/Oklahoma) – Big athletic righty with good arm speed and solid 4 pitch mix with Plus FB/CB combo. Also works with a CU and SL. Below AVG control seems to come up a lot.

    BBAmer/MLB.com – Justin Foscue (2B/3B-MS State) – Trendy name of late with a solid to above average hit tool and good power. Played some 3B and has a solid arm but sounds like a solid bat with a utility profile. A fringe first round grade for a 2B does speak well about how people view his bat though.

    Perfect Game – Nick Bitsko (RHP/ HS) – Another guy who reclassified to an earlier draft class (ala Treyjen Fletcher). #1 Prospect in the 2021 class according to some sites. Here’s hoping he gets drafted high enough to avoid his commitment to UVA so they don’t ruin his pitching motion. (Connor Jones anybody?)

    I’ll put a list of other sites below, but suffice it to say that SHOCKINGLY everyone seems to be in agreement that the Cards are looking to take one of the 2nd Tier College Pitchers (Cavelli / Wilcox / Mlodzinski / Beeter / Cecconi / Ginn / Jarvis) or take one of the upside guys if they slide (Howard / Crochett / Garrett Mitchell / Max Meyer). I’ve seen Soderstrom’s name a few times which doesn’t make sense with the catcher depth in the system, but almost no one seems to think he sticks at catcher and has a bat that will play anywhere. So I guess no need to get worked up about that.

    Bleacher Report – Clayton Beeter (RHP/Texas Tech)
    Prospect 365 – (3 Writers) Cavalli/Crow-Armstrong/Mitchell
    Off The Bench – Austin Wells (C/Arizona) (I think this one was pretty old)
    Prospects Live – Cavelli
    CBS Sports – Soderstrom (C/HS)
    MyMLBDraft – Cole Wilcox (RHP/UGA)
    Medium – (Minor League Site from March) Max Meyer (RHP/Minnesota)
    DraftSite – Justin Foscue
    247 Sports (Jeff Ellis) – CJ Van Eyk (RHP/FSU) (Sleeper Ed Howard)
    Baseball Prospect Journal – Cavalli

    #129520
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    good review.
    thanks Grenadier

    #129522
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    Even though we are loaded with pitching depth, taking another starting pitcher is OK with me. We can always trade for a middle infielder. IMO, we may need to trade Flaherty, eventually, due to his contact demands. He should be a good enough piece to get a young, great MI.

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    My choice would be Cade Cavalli, starting college righty.
    Draft him an SIGN him.
    Not like his dad.
    Cards drafted his dad Brian in the 50th round in 1989.
    He did not sign. Went to Oklahoma U instead.

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    My choice would be either Cavalli or Mlodzinski.

    #129557
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    I’m with you GameCard.
    One of those two or Ed Howard.
    Certainly not Soderstrom.

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    Yep DM

    #129559
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    Cavelli is ranked #13 by MLB.com.
    Why would he fall to #21?

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    They might be wrong and if not Mlodzinski will likely be available.

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    Cavelli is ranked #13 by MLB.com.
    Why would he fall to #21?

    Players fall all the time. Why did Gorman fall to the Cardinals? Why did Hudson?

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    Okay, LA, if you want to play that game, then I hope they get either Heston Kjerstad or Garrett Crochet.

    #129582
    AvatarDavid Martin
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    yes bccran it’s very unlikely Cavalli will be anything but lone gone by 21, but one can hope. 🙂

    I’ll add Foscue to that list of three that I would not be thrilled with.

    June 10th cannot get here fast enough. 🙂

    #129584
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    David – Isn’t Foscue a bit of a Wong clone?

    #129585
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    RH bat
    not nearly as fast
    some issues fielding
    bat is his tool
    (from what I’ve read)

    so I’d say he’s unlike Wong
    (again, this from reading descriptions and viewing youtube)

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by AvatarDavid Martin.
    #129587
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    Foscue is #32 on the top prospects list of 100.
    They rate him as follows on the 20-80 scale:

    Hit 50
    Field 50
    Power 50
    Arm 50
    Run 40
    Overall 50

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    I would not be happy with Foscue as the pick.

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    The latest list from MLB.com seems to be the best that I have seen…https://www.mlb.com/prospects/draft/

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