Is one of the international catcher's suppose to take most of the playing time in rookie ball this year or next?
Not to defend them because their scouting in Socal has been terrible/pathetic over time, but a top 8 grade for a position that they already filled internationally might not make a ton of sense.....right?
It is concerning they're out there looking at kids for the first time that late in the game, it sounds like Matt Bush all over again.
The catcher at the high school where I work should get his named called the first half of the day tomorrow. He had committed to USD, but they have two junior catchers and wanted to farm him out to... more
Lance McCullers Jr!!! That's awesome. Lance McCullers was inexplicably one of my favorite players of all-time. Was just kind of hilarious to see that name in the draft. I had no idea. How insane is... more
Afraid to ask - but I'm assuming Fried will be significantly cheaper? How did they not take Appel? I've actually seen Appel pitch a couple of times live up here so maybe I sold myself short in terms... more
I don't question the pick, I just assumed Appel was head and shoulders above everybody else left, which turns out not to have been true. Love that Hawkins kid with the backflip, though. Not to pick,... more
According to BA, Fried was the highest ranked lefty in the draft and was expected to go in the top-10. Really, if all goes well, he could be our Madison Bumgarner. So, that's not a bad thing. They... more
7) Max Fried - LHP (HS) 33) Zach Eflin - RHP (HS) 44) Travis Jankowski - CF (Col) 55) Walker Weickel - RHP (HS) According to BA, the Padres walked away with the 2nd, 7th & 8th top ranked high school... more
Wahoo may have alluded to this before, but the Cubs picking right before us several times could be a dream-killer. Or at least a dream-maimer. The employees and players can all say the same stoic... more