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Anything new on this? No international signings? What about upcoming 20-21 signings?
It’s too bad that there may be no minor league ball this summer, as I was looking forward my first year of retirement while watching baseball in most of their MILB cities.
Thank you Brian!!
Also, what are our top draft needs? I would go with BPA. but if they are an outfielder or middle infielder that would be even better.
Is there a link of how much each of our draft picks slot values are? Another player not mentioned so far is prep LHP Daxton Fulton. He had Tommy John surgery, but this season that has less impact than usual. He has had some comps to Liberatore. I would use of one our picks on Fulton or Little.
I always wondered if Cruz took a better angle he might have caught Freeses’ triple in the 9th.
I would imagine the Cards DH would be shared, but Carpenter would do most the DHing to start. Edman could play third. That is, of course, presumes that Carpenter will hit enough. It also means we will likely have 3 more years of Carp because he is likely meet his vesting option due to increased ab’s.
I am fortunate that the former Springfield, IL class A franchise has largely resided in nearby Peoria, where I have watched many games.
Very interesting article about the Springfield (IL) Cardinals. In fact, I have lived thru all of this. I would get off work, and head straight to Robin Roberts stadium and watch a game when they were at home. I really miss being affiliated with St Louis. Interest waned here when we went from AAA to A ball. I’m very surprised baseball didn’t get supported more here, as there is not a whole lot of other attractions. In recent years I have wondered if they built a new stadium that should lead to another affiliated team. With contraction looming, that seems very unlikely.
I wonder when a pitcher like Luke Little will be drafted, and what it would take to sway him from his South Carolina commitment?
I am going to stop looking at the 2017 draft. It makes me sick how poorly we drafted. Mendoza has one of the few chances of any drafted to make the majors. Hurst and Robertson are less likely IMO. I do like Jake Walsh, if he can recover from injury.
Thanks Brian for bringing up Carter Stewart. I think I was the one that mentioned him. I did not know his story. He signed with a Japanese team with the terms of 6 years, 7 million. Unprecedented as far as I can remember a juco kid signing on for a Japanese team.
Not sure if they’ll be stars, but drafting say 175 total this year, as apposed to 1250+, there will be quality players that will be free agents. Even excluding kids that will go back to school instead of turning pro, there will be plenty of players chasing their dream for $20k. Just imagine signing an Albert Pujols, Matt Carpenter, or Matt Adams as undrafted free agents? Don’t forget our beloved Tommy Edman. And those are just Cardinals examples. They would have been available if their draft was only 5 rounds. In fact, some undrafted free agents will have a secondary market, where they would be able to pick which team to sign with.
I too am afraid that MLB management will be losing touch with young fans. The reduction of minor league teams affects this far more than pace of play rules that were emphasized.
Also, it seems that this draft will be more projection based than ever. And there will be many, many non drafted free agents. Given the Cardinals success in later rounds, might that give them an advantage? What about future drafts? More kids staying in school could strengthen the 2021 thru 2023 drafts.
What typical percentage of draftees are college and high schoolers? And college seniors?
I feel that current owners are destroying the game we love. Most of the new rules are idiotic, and do little to speed the game up. I don’t understand concerning yourself over lesser escalation of costs in the millions of minor league play, and then hand out multi billion dollar contracts to individual players. What’s next, star players making a 100 million a year?
If baseball starts how are incentive bASed options on contracts handled? Pro rated?
If only Detmers could fall to us. He went to high school at my alma mater, and that of Jayson Werth Just saw Jaysons dad at a Local restaurant Very doubtful though.
It seems New York and Washington states have a tremendous amount of Coronavirus cases. I understand New York being more vulnerable due to population density of New York City, but can’t quite understand why Washington has the 2nd most deaths in the U.S.A. Does Seattle’s population have most of the cases?
May 1st is the deadline for high schoolers to make non binding decisions about which college they choose to attend. If there is no draft, how do they handle scholarships? Although it makes sense, it is no slam dunk the NCAA will grant an extra year for all. And what about college seniors who can’t or do not want to play another collegiate year? I.E, no scholarship. Perhaps a reduced draft involving college seniors and redshirt juniors? Lots of questions…
Pretty set for position players. Still wide open on the pitching whenever the season starts.
Lots of video options to keep us busy, replay wise. Baseball of course, but hockey and golf aren’t bad choices either. I love watching old Masters telecasts.
TEoo bad we can’t get these broadcasts as part of MLBTV.
I don’t see any reason not to have a draft. Now evaluating players with less information will be more difficult. But this might favor the Cardinals, as they seem to better than average in later rounds.