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So just looking at rankings for the draft picks I pulled up the MLB.com rankings and thought I’d see where they fit in. I put them in the Cards top prospect where I think they’d slot in based on their overall rank.
Jordan Walker / 50 / 9
Masyn Wynn / 50 / 10 (Personally I’d slot him around 14-15)
Tink Hence / 45 / 15-20
Ian Bedell / 45 / 15-20
Alec Burlson / 45 / 15-20
Levi Prater / 40 / Maybe 30 (probably not with the above 5 additions)
Overall that seems about right. Alec Burlson is a little higher than I would have guessed. I like the two pitchers they signed, Dalatri and Trogrlic-Iverson. Very interesting and have some good qualities. Really 5-8th round types any other year. Could be interesting guys to keep an eye on if the fall league starts up. Thanks for the articles Brian, very good work by you and your staff.
In case you haven’t seen this. THought it might be of interest.
B/R Post Draft System Rankings
Not really draft related but here you go anyways:Cards International Preview
Big fan of that pick. Kind of surprised he made it that far.
I think I get what the Cards are doing, since they took so many college pitchers last year, but man, it’s hard to look at the Dodgers picks and not like what they’re doing, at least on the surface.
I’m a fan of the Dodgers draft so far. I have to assume for the Cards that they’ve talked to these HS guys and they are sign able. They all have something going for them. Overall, looks like they are trying to replenish the entry levels. I guess we’ll see.
I think we can safely say Flores is “Zigging when everyone else is Zagging.”
I hope the fall league works out for each organization to have a team. I miss MiLB and seeing the prospect progress.
Brian (or anyone) where do you see him fitting into the Top Prospects? Seems hard to put him in the Top 7. How would you compare him to someone like Malcom Nunez as far as 3B in the system now?
Also, any thoughts as to where he would slot into the Top Prospects? I’m thinking 8-10 range.
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Nobody available at 37 I would take over Libertorre.
Still have Wilcox/McMahon/Van Eyk/Beeter/Ginn Left on the board after Day 1. Some talent to grab in the 2nd round.
There is a ton of RHP left. Probably a big run on that in the Competitive Balance round.
I’m hoping they take Landon Knack (He’s from my school and the best college SR in the draft.) tomorrow. I think they’ll need to save somewhere to sign Walker.
Baseball America on Jordan Walker:
The best high school third baseman in the class, Walker is a massive-framed, 6-foot-5, 220-pound slugger committed to Duke. He’s also the top-ranked prep prospect out of Georgia, which has been more pitcher-heavy than bat-heavy in recent years. Walker was one of the high school players who managed to get seen early and often during the shortened 2020 season. He performed at a high level against solid competition while all those eyes were on him. Walker has a solid feel to hit with plus raw power and plenty more projected as he grows into more strength. While there are some questions about his natural feel to hit thanks to the length of his arms and some swing-and-miss concerns, Walker has progressed in the right direction with his hit tool and could be an average or slightly better hitter. He moves remarkably well considering his size, though many scouts don’t think that will be enough to prevent a move to first base or a corner outfield spot in the future. Walker was something of a polarizing player last summer for scouts, largely thanks to questions about his profile, but he performed at the right time this spring and could go off the board at the end of the first round or shortly thereafter. Scouts praise Walker’s heady, cerebral nature and believe he could be a tough sign out of Duke, where he could elevate his draft stock with a few years of ACC performance.
Alright Brian, time to get that article out!!! Can’t wait to see you and hopefully Derek’s analysis.
WOW! Didn’t see that coming. I think that’s a good pick.
Work is really getting in the way today.
If you had Nick Yorke pegged, you need to be doing this for a living.
Only reason I ask is that it matches their Fletcher pick last year in getting a guy that’s one of the top guys in next years draft at a discounted position.
Howard to Cubs is disappointing. Maybe he’ll end up at Oklahoma instead.
DM, Thoughts on Bitsko if makes it to the Cards?
So far Garrett Mitchell and Mick Abel seem to be the guys sliding.
Foscue really shot up the draft board the last couple of weeks.
I thought Hendrick might be one to slide, but a good pick up for the Reds. His power will play at Great American Ballpark.