June 15, 2020 at 8:37 am #130621
The scouts can get back to work…
Source: MLB just informed clubs that they can begin scouting amateur events again, max of 3 scouts per club per event. Perfect Game National begins the summer showcase circuit for 2021 draft prospects on Wednesday in Birmingham, AL. Great news for scouts getting back to work.
— Kiley McDaniel (@kileymcd) June 15, 2020September 24, 2020 at 8:11 pm #141657
Between the lines here is the move of the draft from the second week in June to the second week in July. With most of short-season ball eliminated and a shorter draft, the later timing doesn’t matter as much as it would have. Amateur coaches like the later date.
“We are pleased to make our Draft the newest part of 2021 All-Star Week festivities in Atlanta. The All-Star Game is a celebration of baseball, and the Draft will highlight the amateur levels of our great game and its future stars.” – Rob Manfred says in a statement.
— William Boor (@wboor) September 25, 2020September 25, 2020 at 10:00 am #141797LACardFanParticipantFree
The Cardinals should go after some of the Dodgers’ scouts that were laid offSeptember 25, 2020 at 12:39 pm #141827
The Cardinals already cut at least one scouting position. Most teams have or will eliminate even more.September 28, 2020 at 9:38 am #142374October 12, 2020 at 5:15 pm #144296
The Athletic has confirmed that Manfred will not change the draft order from the reverse-win percentage model. The Cards pick 18th, just after the Reds and before the Jays.
P.S. The reason the Cards are 18th instead of 19th (as winning percentage would dictate) is because Houston would have been 15th, but lost their pick in the punishment for the cheating scandal. Same in the second round.
Kumar Rocker? Jordan Lawlar? Jack Leiter?
The 2021 MLB draft order is officially set, an MLB spokesperson tells The Athletic. The #Pirates have the No. 1 pick, followed by the Rangers, Tigers, Red Sox and Orioles. Here's some more draft info: https://t.co/5lPKUxhpM3
— Stephen J. Nesbitt (@stephenjnesbitt) October 12, 2020October 12, 2020 at 5:53 pm #144297
The Cards get a competitive balance pick after the second round this year, right?October 12, 2020 at 7:34 pm #144308
Yes, same as last year. Competitive Round B falls between the second and third rounds. Last year, they initially had a Round A pick (between 1st and 2nd rounds), but traded it and got back a Round B pick, which they used on Tink Hence.October 13, 2020 at 9:44 pm #144432
I just returned home from the Perfect Game World Championships down in Fort Myers, FL. What an event. My son played in the Freshman World Championship. We attended some of the 18u games and scouts were plenty from most teams. We really enjoyed it.October 13, 2020 at 10:35 pm #144436PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
Sweet deal, TexasCard! How did your son and his team fare?October 14, 2020 at 5:15 pm #144515
Pugs thanks for asking, we went 2-2. Lost two games we should have easily won. Made errors and at that level it’s hard to overcome. Pitching was really good and it was a great experience. all goes well this offseason and they will be back in the summer. He’s got two more tournaments this fall and then he starts winter conditioning and arm strength training. Hoping he can make it in the next few years. Praying for good health. Again it was great experience all around.October 14, 2020 at 7:45 pm #144542PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
When the day arrives, your son best let it be known to all that he will only sign with St. Louis, TexasCard. Loyalty like that is hard to find. Knowing full well that it could cost me big bucks if I were 20 and coveted by ML teams, I would not play for any team other than the Cardinals…..I just couldn’t do it. If the cubbies drafted me, it would be an immediate response of “thanks but no thanks”.October 14, 2020 at 10:00 pm #144548
It would be a dream come true for dad to have his boy don the birds on a bat some day. We shall see. You just never know.October 15, 2020 at 7:01 pm #144608October 15, 2020 at 7:10 pm #144610
It is not too early for mocks.
Have you seen our latest mock draft?
— Prospects Live (@ProspectsLive) October 16, 2020December 10, 2020 at 8:56 am #149232Christopher JeskeParticipantPaid - Annual
Looks like the competitive balance picks were announced earlier this week, as I believe they usually are during the Winter Meetings.
Confirms the Cards get Comp Round B pick, as expected. Tentatively pick 71.December 10, 2020 at 9:43 am #149237
It only took a few mins after that announcement for the annual griping about the Cards getting a pick commenced. This year, there was also some complaining about San Diego and Tampa Bay at least. LolDecember 10, 2020 at 11:07 am #14924814NyquisTParticipant
WOW… the comments on that story are full of negativism about the Cards getting a COMP-B pick. WARNING: They should not be read by the feint of heart.December 10, 2020 at 11:21 am #149249
NyquisT, it’s certainly a group of people who don’t understand the economics of baseball. The Cards have a relatively good TV deal that’ll bring in around $70 million a year going forward. That only puts them at a $270M yearly disadvantage against the Dodgers. So the fans show up to the park? Big deal.
I hope the next CBA includes these so the coastal and big city fans can gripe some more.December 10, 2020 at 2:04 pm #149270gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
The Cubs have complained for years about the Cards getting a comp pick.
I have to admit that I am surprised that we get one but I am not going to complain about it. The Cardinals are not really a small market baseball team. St. Louis may be a relatively small city and TV market but the Cardinal fanbase is vast.January 4, 2021 at 1:23 pm #151114
Annual disclaimer: I am not a big fan of mock drafts because beyond the first few picks, they are almost always wrong. But they are interesting at least during no news time.
In their first mock of the year, BA has the Cards taking a Texas HS SS, Izaak Pacheco, at #18.January 4, 2021 at 6:40 pm #151124Nigel TParticipantPaid - Three Months
I like that pick. I would take a whole team of Nolan Gormans.January 13, 2021 at 3:26 pm #151685April 16, 2021 at 7:01 am #158214
Keith Law has a new top 50 for this summer’s draft (The Athletic subscribers)
The 2021 MLB Draft class looks a lot different today than it did six weeks ago.
— The Athletic MLB (@TheAthleticMLB) April 15, 2021
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