Tagged: 2021 Draft
July 11, 2021 at 8:48 pm #166275
Anything Keith Law says I believe the opposite.July 11, 2021 at 9:35 pm #166282UncleDennyParticipantPaid - Annual
With good command he could be fast riser.July 11, 2021 at 9:37 pm #166284ThegreyghostParticipantFree
The 2 Clemson recruits (Taylor and Chandler) not going in the first 29 is a bit of a surprise, also Madden not going in the first 29July 11, 2021 at 9:58 pm #166288LACardFanParticipantFree
Them not going in the first probably means they are going to school.
Good call Pugs.July 11, 2021 at 10:00 pm #166289Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - AnnualJuly 11, 2021 at 10:21 pm #166292
I have been told that the Cardinals wanted Bubba Chandler but they couldn’t get in a reasonable conversation with the money.July 11, 2021 at 10:22 pm #166293PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
Thank you…..thank you very much, LACardFan.July 12, 2021 at 4:41 am #166298blingboyParticipantPaid - Annual
With good command he could be fast riser.
Hopefully not Zack Thompson fast.July 12, 2021 at 9:17 am #16630614NyquisTParticipant
I think the Cards did well with the college pitcher pick. I’m thinking that the next few rounds should also be college players… the organization’s depth chart needs a lot of help because some of the highly-regarded prospects have stalled this season. The rise of infielders such as Perez-Donovan-Mendoza will surely take some pressure off of the middle infield void. MNunez is picking up at AA and could move up quickly.
In general here has been a ton of disappointment among the pitching prospects from AAA down to Palm Beach.
Hopefully some of the class of ’21 will find themselves on the existing full-season rosters.July 12, 2021 at 9:59 am #166315gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
It is obvious that our current status of leading MLB in walks and hit batters is an issue with the front office.
“He has a great feel for and command of the zone,” Flores said.
“Walking is not competing,” he proclaimed. McGreevy noted it is better to give up a hit than a walk.
Also in that interview, McGreevy was quoted as saying “I just hate walks with a passion”.July 12, 2021 at 12:39 pm #166328
Cardinals take Baez, Joshua Dexter School (MA) Outfielder. MLB ranked him 24th and we got him at 54. Sounds like a guy that has lot of power, but swings for fences to much. I’ll take him at #54.July 12, 2021 at 12:49 pm #166331
Baseball America has McCreevy at 16 and Baez at 31.
McGreevy: Fastball: 55 | Curveball: 60 | Slider: 50 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 70
Baez: Hit: 45 | Power: 70 | Run: 45 | Field: 55 | Arm: 70
Interesting that BA likes his CB much better than MLB.comJuly 12, 2021 at 12:53 pm #166333
Baez-Vandy commitJuly 12, 2021 at 1:12 pm #166339
70th overall pick Holgate, Ryan Arizona (AZ) OF L/L
MLB ranked him 105
11 Homeruns this year.July 12, 2021 at 1:18 pm #166341
Seems like people like the bat, but sketchy in the OF with fringe arm strength. BA’s write up was a little less flattering than MLB.com. Hit well in the wood bat leagues, which the Cardinals seem to love
BA: (108) Hit: 50 | Power: 60 | Run: 40 | Field: 40 | Arm: 45 | Overall: 45
MLB: (103) Hit: 50 | Power: 55 | Run: 45 | Field: 50 | Arm: 45 | Overall: 45July 12, 2021 at 1:19 pm #166342stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
Looks like big power is the watch word for these last two picks. Both look to be OF prospects.
Holgate’s writeup sounds a bit like Burleson’s from last year, which didn’t excite me. But he has looked like a pretty good pick so far.July 12, 2021 at 1:33 pm #166344Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - AnnualJuly 12, 2021 at 1:38 pm #166346gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
Burleson has been a great pick so far. If Holgate is like him then I am all in.
If Baez is another Walker I am all in for that too.
What is the comp for McGreevy? Dakota Hudson?July 12, 2021 at 1:51 pm #166349
McGreevy – 9-2/2.92ERA/101.2IP/109H/115K/11W
Baez – high school
Holgate – .351/.421/.576/.997/11HR/56RBI (Really like him)
Love – 10-4/3.71ERA/1.15WHIP/102IP/85H/129K/32W Like him too)
Very good start to the draft IMHO. Baez is a huge HS kid. Just hope he’s more like Walker than like Fletcher. These NE high schoolers worry me. Not enough to go on because of the weather. I played college ball in the NE.July 12, 2021 at 2:10 pm #166351
Zane Mills –
Luke warm about this one.July 12, 2021 at 2:16 pm #166354
Probably a money saving pick. BA has him at 424:
Washington State RHP
Ht: 6-4 | Wt: 215 | B-T: R-R
Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
Age At Draft: 22.2
Here are the highlights from BA:
-Undrafted out of high school
-Struggled in his first season at Washington State posting a 2-4, 5.25 mark with 40 strikeouts and 21 walks in 36 innings,
-2020 season and went 3-0, 0.58 in seven appearances (six starts) in the Northwoods League that summer. This season, Mills pitched well at times, with a 5-5, 4.15 mark, 83 strikeouts and 22 walks in 80.1 innings despite not having a dominant arsenal.
-At 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, Mills has good size on the mound has pitchability and polish.
-3 pitch mix fastball that sits 88-92 mph, a slider, and a changeup.
-Thanks to his feel and command of his arsenal, Mills should be able to start at the next level.July 12, 2021 at 2:36 pm #166359
At Villanova this season –
I like this pick better than Mills. Although Gordon didn’t face the best competition, those numbers are very nice.July 12, 2021 at 4:01 pm #166369
Really like the Antico pick. He really picked it up last part of the season.July 12, 2021 at 4:09 pm #166370
11 Games started for Long Beach State
Now, Antico is a really interesting pick.
But the most intriguing stat is that he stole 41 bases out of 46 attempts. That’s impressive.July 12, 2021 at 4:35 pm #166374
Now, someone please help me with the 9th round pick, Trent Baker from Angelo State.
Games started – 17
ERA – 2.11
WHIP – 1.013
IP – 106.2
H – 90
K – 120
W – 18
120 Ks and 18 BBs?
Why was he still there in the 9th round? Level of competition?
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