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re: The ATL Draft Day Thread (Updated 6/7 2:00 PM)


his stupid fricking video interview





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RollDatRoll
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re: The ATL Draft Day Thread (Updated 6/7 2:00 PM)


I'm excited. Looks like the kid can rake.





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auyushu
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re: The ATL Draft Day Thread (Updated 6/7 2:00 PM)


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Lol why? He has very high batting potential with plus power




Yep, be nice if he could replace whichever one out of Justin or Jason we don't resign in a couple years. Pleasantly surprised by the pick.






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Do we like the pick? Just got the MLB App notification.





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re: The ATL Draft Day Thread (Updated 6/7 2:00 PM)


Gammons likes it





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re: The ATL Draft Day Thread (Updated 6/7 2:00 PM)


Does he project as an OF or 1B?





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auyushu
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Does he project as an OF or 1B?


Gotta figure they are planning on OF given how long we have Freddie signed for. Be a pretty pointless pick otherwise. From the sounds of his profile he has a gun but limited range, so sounds like more of a LF.



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re: The ATL Draft Day Thread (Updated 6/7 2:00 PM)


Looks like OF. They compared his swing to Freddie on MLB Network





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Finkle is Einhorn
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re: The ATL Draft Day Thread (Updated 6/7 2:00 PM)


I think he'd fit in RF pretty good





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Finkle is Einhorn
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re: The ATL Draft Day Thread (Updated 6/7 2:00 PM)


I was telling my dad this kid looks like a skinny Freddie freeman right before they said that





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re: The ATL Draft Day Thread (Updated 6/7 2:00 PM)


Has a beautiful, beautiful swing. Tough to project bats to advanced pitching, but this guy seems like a solid bet to hit for some average, and people rave about his pitch recognition as well.





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auyushu
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re: The ATL Draft Day Thread (Updated 6/7 2:00 PM)


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I think he'd fit in RF pretty good



From the sounds of it definitely has the arm for it.






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Finkle is Einhorn
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re: The ATL Draft Day Thread (Updated 6/7 2:00 PM)


Here's a little blurb I found about him:

In a draft that’s light on impact college bats, many clubs will be looking toward the high school ranks in search of adding some thump to their lineup down the road, and first baseman/outfielder Braxton Davidson of T.C. Roberson High School in Asheville, N.C., figures to be one of the top prep bats off the board in the 2014 draft.



The 6’3?, 215-pound Davidson boasts a strong left-handed swing and the ability to drive the ball to all fields, per scouting reports. Both Baseball America and MLB.com rank him 36th among draft prospects, while ESPN’s Keith Law is even more bullish, pegging him as the No. 16 prospect in the 2014 draft class.

Davidson’s pop drew quite a bit of attention at last June’s Tournament of the Stars, as noted by both BA and MLB.com in their scouting reports. He set a tournament record with three homers in four games, including one that traveled an estimated 500 feet. BA notes that improvements in his hit tool this season may have that tool ahead of his power in game action, and Law notes that he has “no wasted motion” in his swing when he’s at his best.






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auyushu
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Has a beautiful, beautiful swing. Tough to project bats to advanced pitching, but this guy seems like a solid bet to hit for some average, and people rave about his pitch recognition as well.




Yeah, the resemblance to Freeman was pretty uncanny in those videos. Like the looks of him at the plate.






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auyushu
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while ESPN’s Keith Law is even more bullish, pegging him as the No. 16 prospect in the 2014 draft class.



Gonna be weird having Law be higher on a Braves prospect than everyone else for once.






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Finkle is Einhorn
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re: The ATL Draft Day Thread (Updated 6/7 2:00 PM)


Another blurb. With video:

Braxton is a 6'3", 215lb High School Senior from the Asheville, NC area. He's not the masher that Gatewood projects to be, but he's presently a much better hitter than Gatewood and for that reason shows much more in game power. He's not as overall athletic as Gatewood, but he's roughly an average runner and should be an average defender in Right Field (and probably at First, as he fills out). What makes Davidson intriguing is that it's very easy to picture a guy who could regularly put up a .300/.380/.480 line in the Majors (roughly Matt Holliday-ish) and is a pretty safe bet to be a good major league regular, even if he doesn't quite reach that triple slash regularly.

I love this video below. Davidson is so quiet in the box. The tiniest of toe taps. No stride, he loads his hands before his swing starts and he still displays elite bat speed. His swing stays in the zone for plenty of time and he has just enough uppercut to generate lift. He hits to all fields and he has exquisite pitch recognition. There is literally not one thing in his swing that needs to change and that's rare - even for College hitters, not to mention a High School Senior. Around the 4 minute mark, Davidson is seen in game action. I count 17 pitches and, amazingly for a 17 year old, 11 pitches he doesn't swing at and only one of those is called a Strike by the Ump (that we can see on video, others may have had the Ump's call edited out, but only one looks like a strike). He swings 6 times, once for what looks like big contact, once for a groundball that looks fair off the bat and a few times at the end that look like the defensive swings a hitter will take to stay alive in an AB, with a shorter stroke.

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re: The ATL Draft Day Thread (Updated 6/7 2:00 PM)


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Yep, be nice if he could replace whichever one out of Justin or Jason we don't resign in a couple years. Pleasantly surprised by the pick.


False. JHey moves to CF.

BJ's contract voided after they find a meth lab in his house. The lab of course is planted there intentionally by beaver.

RollDatRoll makes the anonymous call to authorities.


AND THE CROWD GOES WILD as the Braves win 145 games and sweep every game in the post season in Davidson's first season.

*DROPS THE MIC*






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auyushu
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BJ's contract voided after they find a meth lab in his house. The lab of course is planted there intentionally by beaver.








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catfish 62
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re: The ATL Draft Day Thread (Updated 6/7 2:00 PM)


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So this kid's favorite thing to do is get his hand bit by catfish?


What's wrong with that? USAF hart seems to like it.






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re: The ATL Draft Day Thread (Updated 6/7 2:00 PM)


Kids got some pop in that video.





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