July 2, 2022 at 9:59 am #189812LACardFanParticipantFree
I’d love to see the Cardinals draft Kumar Rocker in the first round. He’s one of the few college pitchers this year who has ace potential. He fits the Cardinals democraphic of Top 10 consensus candidates (admittedly from last year) that fall out of the Top 10 and the Cardinals pounce. His bonus demands won’t be anywhere near what they were last year, either. One team is reportedly considering drafting him and using him as a reliever this year.
I’m not sure he’ll be on the board when the Cardinals choose, however.
Regarding his medicals:
– He’s had a year to rest/rehab
– If his medicals are clean, it’s in his interest to share them with teams to maximize his bonus
The other pitchers I like in the first round are Gabriel Hughes out of Gonzaga, Blade Tidwell out of Tennessee and Snelling.July 5, 2022 at 10:07 am #190146
LACard, I agree on Rocker, BUT it will all come down to the medical information they can obtain. Snelling or Prellip (probably not spelled right) would be my backup options. Taking a chance on a potential ace is something I support, considering they never get a top 15 pick.July 5, 2022 at 5:12 pm #190181bccranParticipant
I’m all in on Hughes. Smart, big and durable, and supposed to be a great kid. Electric stuff.July 5, 2022 at 8:16 pm #190212LACardFanParticipantFree
This article does say Rocker had a minor scoping procedure on his shoulder last fall.July 6, 2022 at 4:04 am #190248
Decent article on Prielipp, I’d put him right behind Rocker and Snelling as of today. The medical info will determine where these guys go.
For later in the draft, Ivan Melendez, likely a DH/1B that hit 32 Hr would be great in the 3rd. Sort of a Brett Wallace type, that could at least be used in a trade.
https://www.mlb.com/prospects/draft/ivan-melendez-699471July 7, 2022 at 11:14 am #190392July 14, 2022 at 11:04 am #191258July 15, 2022 at 4:40 am #191312
I’m a sucker for looking at the mock drafts, but after the first 3-5 picks, no one has a clue. I still love reading them and getting a few guys to hope for. I just saw the CBS one, and DeLauter wouldn’t be a bad pick at all.
DeLauter’s three year college line: 62BB/45K’s, .520 OBP, .715 SLG and it seems that his extra base hits are going over the wall more each year.
Based on other mocks and rankings, I’m doubtful he falls to the Cardinals.
Rocker or Prielipp would still be my hope, Rocker probably won’t be, but Prielipp might actually be available.July 15, 2022 at 6:12 am #191313July 17, 2022 at 9:43 am #191558blingboyParticipantPaid - Annual
I suspect that the Cards will go heavy on players with limited NIL opportunity remaining.
Maybe we will get a chance to look at Ben Joyce at some point.July 17, 2022 at 11:00 am #191560
I’m kind of a noob at the draft since unlike the NFL or NBA, the MLB draft really isn’t covered. Is there a website that I can go to for coverage of the draft and maybe some insightJuly 17, 2022 at 11:17 am #191562blingboyParticipantPaid - Annual
willie, anything worthwhile is behind pay walls.July 17, 2022 at 11:24 am #191564BlackHillsCardParticipantFree
I’m kind of a noob at the draft since unlike the NFL or NBA, the MLB draft really isn’t covered. Is there a website that I can go to for coverage of the draft and maybe some insight
MLB Pipeline, BleacherReport, Fangraphs, CBS SPorts, etc. all currently have draft coverage right now, including mock drafts with scouting reports. The draft will also be on MLB.com with Jonathan Mayo and Jim Cllis providing coverage of the guys in the draft.July 17, 2022 at 11:55 am #191566
Thanks blackhillscardJuly 17, 2022 at 12:14 pm #191567
Well a couple of the mock drafts differed though I’m sure they all do especially the further you go down. A pitcher Hughes was one and another had them going outfield which I think going outfield would be a mistake. They are set at the big league level for a while and nobody available seems can’t miss. I would go for a pitcher where they are at, pitching is their weakest area in my opinion. Rocker might be available but he has questions and injuries. To me their biggest need is a quality catcher. It’s too bad they couldn’t get Daniel susac out of Arizona I believe I spelled that right. Great arm, capable offense but he’s projected to be picked a few picks earlier.July 17, 2022 at 6:13 pm #191605ThegreyghostParticipantFree
Cade Horton seems to be rising among the pitchers, he reminds me a lot of Helsley and he already has had Tommy John and came back like gang busters in the NCAA tourneyJuly 17, 2022 at 6:24 pm #191607
Jackson Holliday went number one to orioles. Pretty coolJuly 17, 2022 at 6:28 pm #191608
2 Druw Jones to D-backs
3 RHP Kumar Rocker to Rangers (MLB talking heads are shocked)
4 SS Termarr Johnson to PiratesJuly 17, 2022 at 6:39 pm #191609
Yea lot of mocks had Kumar falling way down I guess cause of injuries but you can’t argue kumars potential.July 17, 2022 at 6:42 pm #191610ThegreyghostParticipantFree
Rangers are not a well run clubJuly 17, 2022 at 6:47 pm #191611
5 OF Elijah Green to Nationals
6 3B Jacob Berry to MarlinsJuly 17, 2022 at 6:50 pm #191612kscardfanParticipantFree
Oh those bloodlines. 4 out of first 5 taken?July 17, 2022 at 6:55 pm #191614
Yep, ks.July 17, 2022 at 6:57 pm #191615
7 RHP Cade Horton to Flubs
8 SS Brooks Lee to Twins
9 OF Gavin Cross to Royals
10 RHP Gabriel Hughes to Rockies
11 C Kevin Parada to MetropolitansJuly 17, 2022 at 7:22 pm #191618
I hate that the Pond Scum got a really good catcher
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