Most everyone on here thought Anderson, Shawaryn, Nogosek, Marrero would sign for under slot last year as well.
Exactly. Its possible, but I wouldn't bank on it. Would he really sign for less than say 400k? Don't expect fireworks in Rounds 4-10, but they should take at least one guy who needs something overslot. Personally, I prefer using any savings to go a little overslot on a couple/few guys (think Ockimey, Steen, Kemp, and Fisher from 2014), as opposed to using the majority on a single guy (think Logan Allen in 2015 or Buttrey in 2012).
Post by vermontsox1 on Jun 13, 2017 13:25:00 GMT -5
83 on the BA 500. BA write-up:
After missing most of 2015 with a back injury, Thompson returned as a redshirt sophomore in 2016 with a solid if unspectacular season, like much of Oregon State had. Like the Beavers, he's returned with a vengeance for 2017 and ranked second in the Pac-12 in ERA behind teammate Luke Heimlich. The hard-throwing righthander has improved his fastball and slider this year, with both earning plus grades at times. His fastball has peaked at 98 mph according to scouts, though that's usually in shorter stints. It still can sit in the 93-94 mph range as a starter, and has enough life that Thompson has at times had a hard time corraling it. However, he's trimmed his walk rate (2.7 through early May, down from 4.1 in 2016) thanks in part to a simplified delivery, minimizing extraneous movement with a simple leg lift a la David Price. His hard slider gives him a go-to breaking ball that can get swings and misses, and Thompson was showing more confidence in his fringy changeup, which plays up when he's throwing more fastball strikes. A fourth-year junior, Thompson will be 23 by September, and his age, excellent season and strong stuff could move him up draft boards as a college performer who also could cut a deal.
Well, that was underwhelming. Hopefully an underslot guy?
Maybe a little, but with a slot value of just over 500k....I can't imagine he's taking too much of a discount as a college junior. Our guys probably just really liked the bat. I'd say slot or near slot is most likely.
Tate Matheny 2.0. Makes AAA at 25 and has a 3-year taxi squad career. Yuck, my least favorite type of pick.
Post by soxfanatic on Jun 13, 2017 14:05:15 GMT -5
55. Alex Scherff, RHP School: Colleyville (Texas) Heritage HS
Scherff is 91-94 mph with some late life, can spin a good curveball and has a changeup now. So the arsenal is there for him to start, but the short stride in his delivery is a potential risk factor for him to end up in the bullpen
Post by vermontsox1 on Jun 13, 2017 14:05:23 GMT -5
Scherff has one of the best arms in the 2017 draft class, something that was apparent last summer when he regularly reached 95-plus in showcase outings. Scherff has one of the class' best fastballs and one of the best changeups, a plus pitch that he already throws with deception and conviction. His control wavers at times, but generally this spring he's shown an ability to throw strikes, leading scouts to believe he'll eventually have at least average control. He's working on improving his breaking ball, though it often gets caught in between a slider and a curve. This spring, he's dominated for Colleyville (Texas) Heritage High. At one point he had five perfect innings in one outing followed by five no-hit innings in his next, striking out 27 of 30 batters. Scheff's age is a ding against his draft status as he's one of the older high school players in the class; he turned 19 in February. If he decides to attend Texas A&M he will be draft eligible again as a sophomore.