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LSUTygerFan
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yeah yeah, i know..not coming here...but, one can hope...





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sportsfan
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I keep seeing Ibarra's name pop up as possibly leaving early. Forgive my ignorance, but where is he projected to go in the draft?

To me, he is very similar to Hanover, who was not a major pro prospect. I am probably wrong, but he just doesn't strike me as a high enough draft pick to leave early. Maybe I'm just in denial because I really want to see him back in P&G next season!!






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Moustache
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Jones will probably get picked in the 2nd or 3rd round. With his struggles, he'd be stupid to come back.

Ibarra may be picked later because he doesn't have a clear cut position and he's really small. He just might come back if he's picked 8th round or later.

Eades is definitely gone, as he is a 1st round pick or compensation pick at the very latest unless he gets injured.

I don't see any other juniors going. McMullen may be drafted late for his speed, but I think he comes back. Ross may be drafted mid round (8th -15th round or later), but I would bet he comes back. I don't believe any JR pitchers are going to get drafted, and if they do it will be extremely late. I'd bet on all coming back. MAYBE Lamarche will get drafted, but I'd bet it'd be so late he comes back.

As for the seniors and their draft position:

Katz will probably go in the top 5 rounds depending on if scouts think he can play 2nd or another position. Also, there are some questions about if his power will translate.

Edward won't be drafted.

Bourgeois might be a late pick.

Yocom and Berry probably won't be drafted.

Bonvillain and Cotton both will be drafted late due to them being lefties.






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harry coleman beast
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Yocom probably won't be drafted.


I lol'd







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Moustache
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I lol'd


The probably was more for Berry than it was for Yocom.






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PurpleAndGold86
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Ross may be drafted mid round (8th -15th round or later),

Ross will get drafted higher than this based on his defensive abilities. Offense is always secondary with a catcher. IMO, I don't think he will be returning next year.

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Katz will probably go in the top 5 rounds
No way this happens.

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Yocom probably won't be drafted.


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Cotton both will be drafted
He is a lefty, but he throws about 84. I would be absolutely shocked if Cotton got drafted.






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therick711
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I think that's a lil high for Ross he's hovering around .200. Even tho he has clutch rbis and really hits it hard just rite at people. Maybe your rite but I would think another year would help him.


Maybe. Ryan Jorgensen is the gold standard for all glove, no bat and he went in the 7th round. That was with junior leverage. So while it is possible that Ross could go higher since you'd have to slot him higher to sign him, it is unlikely. I'd say rounds 5 through 9, withe round 7-9 being the most likely.



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JAComo
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Eades will be the highest junior drafted, but I'm not so sure the rest are a lock to leave. I can see Jones chasing the money but he really needs another year to learn how to hit a breaking pitch before moving up to better pitching with a wooden bat. Ibarra is smaller with one year of playing aginst top competition. He's definitely not a lock to leave. Ross is a long term project in the minors. His hitting is pretty bad. I say Jones and Eades actually leave.





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therick711
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Ross is a long term project in the minors. His hitting is pretty bad.


He's not going to be drafted for his hitting, and he isn't going to be promoted to be an every day catcher.






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TXGunslinger10
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These underclassmen guys can get drafted all they want. The question is will they go?





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PurpleAndGold86
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Ross is a long term project in the minors. His hitting is pretty bad.
Then I guess it's a good thing he is playing at a position where offense is very much secondary.






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Adam4848
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Can anybody say who the current commits are that could be high on the boards besides the guy from Terrebonne?


Obviously Williams should go before round 3.

Nick Longhi will probably go in the top 5 rounds.

Guys such as Danny Zardon, Dylan Williams, Troy Whitty, Jake Fraley, and Josh DeHart will all be tweeners who have the possibility to go around rounds 10-15 or drop due to sign ability.






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MOT
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Adam, what do you think about Palladino?





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Moustache
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Ross will get drafted higher than this based on his defensive abilities. Offense is always secondary with a catcher. IMO, I don't think he will be returning next year.


True, but there are a LOT of prep HS catchers in this draft who have a shitton more potential than Ross does. Not saying Ross' defensive abilities are overrated or anything, but just that the combination of barely being above the mendoza line for his 2 years of college ball and the amount of top prep HS catchers means that he will fall and fall hard.

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No way this happens.


College seniors are picked higher due to the CBA. If a team believes in the power and that he can switch to 2B, than he will be picked in the 4th or 5th round. -----Christian Walker was picked from USCe last year in the 4th and he arguably has less power and less positional value than Katz.

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e is a lefty, but he throws about 84. I would be absolutely shocked if Cotton got drafted.


He can pop it to 87. He will be drafted, albeit really late.






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nicholastiger
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Catching draft is weak
Ross might get drafted for defense but that batting average makes me believe it will be later than he wants






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CajunFootball
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Ross is gone based purely on what he can do behind the plate and not what he does at the plate. They can teach him to hit better, but they cain't really teach someone to do what he does behind the plate.





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dnm3305
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I'm definitely not a baseball scout, but I thought that with catchers, defense is the key, and batting is an afterthought.


That's a cliche associated with Major League Baseball. Catchers in the Majors can stick if they are very good glove men and handle the staff but sacrifice a little offense, especially in the A.L. where they have the DH. That doesnt apply to what type of prospects they are gauged as coming out of college. Of course they look at defense because that's important, but the scouts look at bat first with catchers because the defense is developmental as they progress through the minors. Contradictly, you cant be all bat and a slouch behind the plate either. Ross, IMO, needs to come back next year. The guy has a .570 OPS (289/281) which is ridiculously horrible, so I dont see how he is drafted in an early enough round to make it worth his while to bypass his senior year.






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TigerCub
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Ross, Eades and Jones are gone barring something surprising. Good chance LaMarche and Rumbelow leave as well. After that I would think Ibarra is the only one we could lose and that would be a toss up.





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dnm3305
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Then I guess it's a good thing he is playing at a position where offense is very much secondary.


Yes it is, but not coming out of college lol. They sacrifice offense in the majors if the guy can play defense and handle the staff, but all of the guys that actually make it to the majors could rake in college. Kurt Suzuki has a career .692 OPS in the majors but had a .1037 career OPS in college at Cal St Full.






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Moustache
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Catching draft is weak


WHAT? This is probably one of the deepest class of HS prep catchers in recent memory.






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