May 28, 2020 at 7:11 pm #129478
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?May 28, 2020 at 7:16 pm #129479
Because they don’t need him enough to take him in the 1st rd.May 28, 2020 at 8:53 pm #129480
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.May 28, 2020 at 9:33 pm #129483
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. JMOMay 28, 2020 at 10:04 pm #129484
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.May 29, 2020 at 7:59 am #129490
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.May 29, 2020 at 10:15 am #129501May 29, 2020 at 11:00 am #129503May 29, 2020 at 10:21 pm #129519grenadier1ParticipantPaid - Three Months
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 – CavalliMay 29, 2020 at 11:12 pm #129520
thanks GrenadierMay 30, 2020 at 9:44 am #129522forsch31ParticipantFree
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.May 31, 2020 at 6:06 pm #129555
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.May 31, 2020 at 7:06 pm #129556
My choice would be either Cavalli or Mlodzinski.May 31, 2020 at 7:20 pm #129557
I’m with you GameCard.
One of those two or Ed Howard.
Certainly not Soderstrom.May 31, 2020 at 8:08 pm #129558
Yep DMMay 31, 2020 at 8:29 pm #129559
Cavelli is ranked #13 by MLB.com.
Why would he fall to #21?May 31, 2020 at 9:03 pm #129560
They might be wrong and if not Mlodzinski will likely be available.May 31, 2020 at 9:15 pm #129562LACardFanParticipantFree
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?June 1, 2020 at 9:28 am #129581
Okay, LA, if you want to play that game, then I hope they get either Heston Kjerstad or Garrett Crochet.June 1, 2020 at 10:21 am #129582
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. 🙂June 1, 2020 at 10:27 am #129584
David – Isn’t Foscue a bit of a Wong clone?June 1, 2020 at 10:47 am #129585
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)
June 1, 2020 at 10:59 am #129587
- This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by David Martin.
Foscue is #32 on the top prospects list of 100.
They rate him as follows on the 20-80 scale:
Overall 50June 1, 2020 at 11:51 am #129588
I would not be happy with Foscue as the pick.June 1, 2020 at 1:51 pm #129592
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