2022 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

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Re: 2022 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:41 pm

I could have sworn Savermetrics was a Cubs fan?Yagyu on PSD?
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Re: 2022 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby Hrubes20 » Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:59 pm

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:It's crazy how dedicated an A's fan is to tracking the Cubs draft picks every year. Thanks Savermetrics!


He’s a Cubs fan. Wes (or Yagyu for those who came over from PSD) has been doing the Lord’s work on Cubs draft signing info for a long time. He started way before the slot assignments and bonus pools. Back when you legitimately had no idea if a prep player taken in the 3rd round was going to sign.
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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Thu Jul 28, 2022 2:16 pm

Yes he rocked an A's avy for the longest on PSD. It was a tongue in cheek comment.
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Re: 2022 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby craig » Thu Jul 28, 2022 3:15 pm

Tim wrote:Assuming Ferris signs, that gets us to 18 picks out of 20. I'd love to get Wheat & Blatter, also, but that may be asking too much.


Don't imagine either of those guys is getting signed, unless Ferris fails his physical and needs a slimmer deal than expected.

Last year Kantro said his goal was to save an extra ≤$100K for a 3rd-day overslots, one "bullet" he called it, in hopes that a $200K deal get one of them to sign, kinda first-come-first-served. He signed one overslot, Hambley, for $75K, at $200K. This year he took fewer HS guys on 3rd day, and he already shot his $210 bullet on Rujano ($85K over).

So I'm kinda guessing his approach may be similar to last year; that he saved one bullet not two; and that he actually drafted fewer HR guys this 3rd-day recognizing he didn't have bullets for two or more.

Obviously I might be wrong.
1. With a much bigger overall budget, plus with liking Horton as a serious underslot, perhaps he figured he had enough discretionary budget so that he could shoot two "bullets" this year?
2. Or, maybe he thought that in retrospect, saving a bullet or two is really a great process, and he wished he'd somehow saved two last year, and this year totally committed to doing that?
3. Third, he mentioned that he expected to sign 18.... or 19 players. Why did he think 19 was even possible, if he knew he had only one bullet to shoot between Rujano-Wheat-Blatter? So perhaps either he has a second bullet, or else he thinks one of those guys might still settle for $125 slot?
4. Or, to spin a more unlikely scenario, maybe Kantro's already signed Mule, but at only $900K like Paciolla, rather than the $1M I've assumed. So maybe he's still got $3.1 left. So maybe he's offered the second $100K bullett to Blatter or Wheat. *If* one of them hypothetically takes is, great; Ferris will then sign for the nice round $3.0M. But perhaps as a good-will measure, Kantro has told Ferris that *if* hypothetically neither Blatter nor Wheat take that last $100K, then Kantro will just good-will add that to Ferris's deal, and make it $3.1 instead of $3.0? :):)
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Re: 2022 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Thu Jul 28, 2022 4:20 pm

Pretty interesting bit on Mason McGwire, who comes out of the same HS as Hendricks:



He seems like a strike thrower himself…



Alot of similarities to the Franklin pick - big frame, loose, bloodlines - but on a healthier frame (Franklin missed his HS draft season to a hamstring injury) and maybe a little more advanced in the mental aspects of the game?

The stable of guys who have SP tools and haven’t blown up their own spot is sneaky deep…Almost exciting, couple years maybe
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Re: 2022 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby texascub » Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:52 pm

Looking at similarly ranked pitchers to Jackson Ferris, Dylan Lesko got $3.9M, Brock Porter got $3.7M, Brandon Barriera got $3.5M, and Robby Snelling got $3M. Hopefully the Cubs and Ferris can come to an agreement soon.
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Postby craig » Thu Jul 28, 2022 6:10 pm

Tom, I agree that McGwire is a fun pick. Projectability all the way.

Obviously every good-framed 24-year bust was a projectable 18-year-old once. So we can imagine anything we want when a guy is 18. But yeah, he seems like such an ideal projection guy, really fun guy for Breslow to try to work with. And like you say, his delivery in the little video seems balanced and suitable for control. Fun project.

Last year, Kantro got only 5 players above the $135K threshold: Obviously Wicks, Triantos and Gray; plus Franklin and 3rd-day Hambley.

This year he's added nine $200K-or-more guys. McGwire, Rujano, Noland, Frisch all in that $200-228 range, and Birdsell at $385. Will be interesting to see how many of the guys in that intermediate price-range work out.
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Re: 2022 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby craig » Thu Jul 28, 2022 6:15 pm

texascub wrote:Looking at similarly ranked pitchers to Jackson Ferris, Dylan Lesko got $3.9M, Brock Porter got $3.7M, Brandon Barriera got $3.5M, and Robby Snelling got $3M. Hopefully the Cubs and Ferris can come to an agreement soon.


Not to be paranoid, but I wonder why it's taking this long. Maybe he's already signed, but he isn't an instagram or social-media guy?

I have a paranoid recall of Alex Lange taking a surprisingly long time, and then finding out that it was because he failed his physical.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:50 pm



So Ferris can’t get more than $3,005,000 (and that assumes Wheat gets no more than $125k).
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Postby mias_tisg » Sat Jul 30, 2022 1:14 am

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:https://twitter.com/jimcallismlb/status/1553185752888008704?s=21&t=QjNP2Q8s7gDmE0KVod8qKQ

Wow so he signed for exactly everything they had left
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Re: 2022 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sat Jul 30, 2022 1:40 am

Per his IG, they also signed Wheat.

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Postby craig » Sat Jul 30, 2022 1:51 am

mias_tisg wrote:
CaliforniaRaisin wrote:https://twitter.com/jimcallismlb/status/1553185752888008704?s=21&t=QjNP2Q8s7gDmE0KVod8qKQ

Wow so he signed for exactly everything they had left


I think they still have five dollars left. :):).

Perhaps if Blatter really wants to sign, but needs to be able to tell his friends that he got overslot and got more than $125K, the extra five bucks can do that?
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Re: 2022 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby craig » Sat Jul 30, 2022 1:52 am

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Per his IG, they also signed Wheat.


Nice, didn't expect that. Pitch lab guys, have fun with all these new arms!
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Postby stitchface » Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:16 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Per his IG, they also signed Wheat.




Is that 19 signed?
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Postby Tim » Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:24 pm

stitchface wrote:
CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Per his IG, they also signed Wheat.




Is that 19 signed?

Yep - Blatter was the only unsigned player
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Re: 2022 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby stitchface » Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:50 pm

Tim wrote:
stitchface wrote:
CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Per his IG, they also signed Wheat.




Is that 19 signed?

Yep - Blatter was the only unsigned player


Nice! Good planning I guess.
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Re: 2022 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Thu Aug 04, 2022 2:44 am

Here's to a strong debut for this guy:

Mathew Peters touched 103 mph on a couple of scouts’ radar guns when he was pitching for Ivy Tech last season. That’s impressive enough, especially since he topped out at 85 mph when he was a senior at Bishop Dwenger three years ago, but Peters thinks he has still more velocity he can tap.

“I think I could possibly be one of the hardest throwers of all time,” Peters said. “With my body and the low mileage on my arm, I think I could possibly have a chance at it.”

Peters, 21, will continue to push his limits in the professional ranks soon. On Tuesday, the Chicago Cubs made him a 12th-round selection in the MLB Draft, the 353rd pick overall. He is the first player from Ivy Tech to get drafted and he will pitch for the team for which he grew up rooting.

Before the Cubs grabbed him, Peters had thought he was going to sign as a free agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers
and had therefore stopped watching the draft. Suddenly, he got a a congratulatory text from a scout and then a call came in from Cubs scout Zach Zielinski. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound right-hander was able to keep his emotions in check through his call with Zielinski, but once he called his father, some tears flowed.


https://www.journalgazette.net/sports/c ... 6181a.html
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Postby Tim » Fri Aug 05, 2022 4:15 pm

That's our first ndfa this year, right?
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Re: 2022 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:26 pm

OP updated with all bonuses.

Wheat ended up signing for $125k.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:27 pm

Tim wrote:That's our first ndfa this year, right?


Yeah
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Re: 2022 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:49 pm



The Cubs nearly signed him as a NDFA after the 2021 draft (or maybe did and he failed a physical).

His younger brother was an unsigned 19th round pick of the Cubs in 2021 who ended up at Grand Canyon U and had a monster freshman season.
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