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Is There A Draft In here? 87

Today is draft day, which means it’s time for my annual FKing cameo. With so little baseball and so much going on in the world, other than shitty behaviour by owners, the draft is about all the baseball we have to talk about.

MLB has cut the draft to just 5 rounds and teams will be making decisions based on much less information than usual. The draft class is reportedly quite deep, especially in college pitching (including a record number of draft eligible sophmores) and shortstops. Also at play is the likelihood that there is a significant reduction in the number of minor leage teams before the 2021 season. There’s all kinds of speculation about what this all may mean. There’s even a rumour that a team may choose to punt the entire 2020 draft. But that seems both dumb and unlikely. Long story short: I expect there will be some wacky shit going on, but it’s hard to even know what kind of wacky shit.

A’s pick 26th and given all the uncertainty I wouldn’t read much into the various reports. That said I have read that they have been tied mostly to college pitchers and middle infielders, both HS and college.

Draft starts at 7pm ET, picks 1-37 happen tonight and the remaining 4 rounds tomorrow.

87 thoughts on “Is There A Draft In here?

  1. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 10,2020 11:54 am

    thanks for starting this. I have paid less attention this year than in the past.

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    • aardvark Jun 10,2020 12:09 pm || Up

      I’m sure you aren’t alone. Without actual baseball being played there’s little to pay attention to.

  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 10,2020 12:09 pm

    A deep draft class with limited widely available information would appear to favor organizations with strong analytics and an eye for hidden value. Do we still have a mirror of Farhan’s laptop?

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  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 10,2020 12:15 pm

    KLaw has the Tigers picking a college 1Bman (Spencer Torkelson, from Petaluma) at #1. That seems unusual.

    • Soaker Soaker Jun 10,2020 2:20 pm || Up

      The last hitter I remember being spoken of as glowingly as Torkelson coming into the draft was Bryce Harper. That worked out well. On the pitching side, Stephen Strasburg and Mark Appel. Youse takes yer chances in this thing.

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      • aardvark Jun 10,2020 3:03 pm || Up

        Torkelson defintely has a special bat. He obviously doesn’t have the speed of Harper but his track record of hitting gives a lot of confidence in him as a prospect. Which I think also party explains why he’s likely to go first. In a year with so much uncertainty, the relative safety makes him very attractive.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 10,2020 4:13 pm || Up

      KLaw is streaming here fyi.

  4. lenscrafters Jun 10,2020 2:23 pm

    I wonder if UCLA OF Garrett Mitchell is in play for the A’s since they drafted him 3 years ago but it looks like he’s projected to go before they pick.

    • aardvark Jun 10,2020 3:14 pm || Up

      Mitchell is now one of the bigger wild cards in the draft. I’ve read a couple places that there are some concerns about his swing and uncertainty around his diabetes, but it still seems unlikely that he makes it to the A’s at 26.

      • lenscrafters Jun 10,2020 3:34 pm || Up

        Yeah the diabetes thing is concerning for me after seeing how it affected Michael Taylor. It’s a very short list of successful everyday MLB players with diabetes.

  5. aardvark Jun 10,2020 4:08 pm

    Manfred is a disengenous little shit.

  6. aardvark Jun 10,2020 4:15 pm

    Tigers take Torkelson, as expected. Only surprised is Tigers listed him as a 3b.

  7. aardvark Jun 10,2020 4:20 pm

    Kerstad goes #2, which is a bit of a surprise.

    • lenscrafters Jun 10,2020 4:25 pm || Up

      Sounds like it’s going to be a bit of a chaotic draft which should be fun.

  8. aardvark Jun 10,2020 4:29 pm

    Max Meyer #3 to marlins. Most folks thought Lacy would be the first pitcher off the board.

  9. aardvark Jun 10,2020 4:33 pm

    Lacy at #4 to KC

  10. aardvark Jun 10,2020 4:39 pm

    Jays must be thrilled to get Martin at #5

  11. aardvark Jun 10,2020 4:52 pm

    Mariners take Emerson Hancock,
    Nick Gonzales to the Pirates

  12. aardvark Jun 10,2020 5:08 pm

    And the first high schoolers get taken: Robert Hassell to Padres, Rockies take Zach Veen, and then Detmers to the Angels.

  13. aardvark Jun 10,2020 5:47 pm

    Foscue at #14 is interesting, but not shocking that a college MI moved up, even with the question marks.

    • lenscrafters Jun 10,2020 5:48 pm || Up

      I think there’s a lot of college arms left on the board right where the A’s are projected to pick so feels like we’re probably going that direction.

      • aardvark Jun 10,2020 6:09 pm || Up

        Seems likely. Although if Mitchell keeps falling, they may pounce.

  14. aardvark Jun 10,2020 5:55 pm

    Ok, we have our first real wierdness: Boston takes Nick Yorke. BA had him at 96, MLB Pipeline at 139.

  15. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 10,2020 6:37 pm

    Is jessica mendoza my mom?

    “Can you imagine using zoom calls and the internet to draft a guy?”

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  16. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 10,2020 6:42 pm

    I want westberg so we can make replacements jokes

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  17. Soaker Soaker Jun 10,2020 6:44 pm

    You’re on notice, Sean Murphy.

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  18. lenscrafters Jun 10,2020 6:46 pm

    Wow a prep C? This definitely isn’t the A’s of ten years ago.

  19. aardvark Jun 10,2020 6:51 pm

    BA on Soderstrom:

    Soderstrom is at the top of a strong 2020 prep catching class (along with Texas catcher Drew Romo) and was one of the biggest risers last summer after a wire-to-wire terrific offensive performance. A 6-foot-2, 190-pound UCLA commit, Soderstrom hit well at a number of big showcase events, including the Area Code Games, showing power potential and a polished lefthanded bat. Almost every scout is excited about the offensive potential he offers, with plus raw power that he gets to frequently in games now, and more physical projection. Defensively, there are more questions. While the consensus on his bat is glowing, almost every evaluator questions his ability to remain behind the plate moving forward. His size is a question, as is his ability to sit behind the plate and be a good receiver. He’ll need to improve his lower-half flexibility, and while his natural arm strength is impressive, he needs to shorten his arm stroke and improve his footwork on throws. Scouts believe Soderstrom has the passion to catch, so some teams could send him out and let him figure it out, while others might be more inclined to let him play third, first or even a corner-outfield spot, where his bat could move quicker and still profile well. There are some similarities with Soderstrom and 2018 Indians first-round pick Bo Naylor (though Naylor had better natural feel to hit at the time) and enough teams seem to like him in the first round that he won’t get to campus in Los Angeles.

  20. aardvark Jun 10,2020 6:53 pm

    MLB:

    Back in 1993, Steve Soderstrom was the No. 6 overall pick in the Draft out of Fresno State and pitched in the big leagues. Three years prior, he was a 15th-round pick out of Turlock High School in California. That’s where his son, Tyler, currently plays and while he’s not likely to go as high as his dad did out of college, a solid summer at events like the PDP League and Perfect Game All-American Classic have him firmly on the 2020 Draft map. Soderstrom is an athletic, left-handed hitting catcher whose bat is ahead of his defense. At the plate, he’s really polished with a solid overall approach and makes the kind of loud contact that makes people sit up and take notice when he’s taking batting practice. He’s a hitter first, but he will get to his power. He might be a tick above average as a runner, especially for a catcher, and has shown he has the athleticism to play third and even the outfield. That could be important if teams feel he can’t catch long-term. He’s been the backup catcher on his high school team, mostly because the starter is a really good defender. Soderstrom’s hands work and he has a very strong arm, but he is raw in terms of blocking and game management. A team taking him high will be betting that the UCLA recruit’s mobility will be an asset and he can develop into an offensive-minded backstop in the big leagues.

  21. aardvark Jun 10,2020 6:56 pm

    Baseball Prospectus:

    Originally reputed as a bat-first prep catcher, Soderstrom is definitely ahead in that part of his game. While he has played some at third base and in the outfield, what stands out is his measured swing that is starting to tap into more power. He’s able to stay back and on time before engaging his hips to rotate his torso through the ball. It’s hit before power as far as the tools go, which is preferred for players at this stage of their development, with plenty left to still unlock. Where he is eventually drafted will say everything you need to know about what that team thinks of his offensive potential, regardless of where he ends up defensively.

    • Soaker Soaker Jun 10,2020 7:01 pm || Up

      Don’t make a Daric Barton comp.
      Don’t make a Daric Barton comp.
      Joe Mauer!

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      • mikeA Jun 10,2020 7:50 pm || Up

        From brief video, I’d guess he weighed more at age 15 than DB did at 30.

  22. aardvark Jun 10,2020 7:01 pm

    Fangraphs:

    He’s not a lock to catch and some teams would like to run him out as a corner outfielder or third baseman (or some combination of the three, which I consider most interesting), but what’s driving Soderstrom’s stock is his bat. He made lots of quality contact during his showcase summer and is one of the more polished high school hitters in this draft. Juxtaposing his advanced offense is Soderstrom’s defense. He split time behind the plate on his high school team, then was asked to catch premium stuff from pitchers with whom he had no experience during his showcase summer. I think we’ve only seen the tip of his defensive iceberg, but working to develop SOderstrom glove probably means slowing the development of his bat, and exposing him to the brutal grind of catching which often dilutes offensive production. The track record for high school catchers is pretty scary but it makes sense that the teams that like Soderstrom most think he can do it.

    • lenscrafters Jun 10,2020 7:12 pm || Up

      He sounds basically position-less at this point which is pretty scary for a 1st round prep pick. OTOH the bat must be amazing if they’re willing to overlook all of these concerns, and it’s certainly not a boring selection.

      • aardvark Jun 10,2020 7:16 pm || Up

        The track record on prep catchers is um…not good.

        • lenscrafters Jun 10,2020 7:19 pm || Up

          Still less risky than taking a college football player.

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 10,2020 7:21 pm || Up

            Too soon.

            • aardvark Jun 10,2020 8:52 pm || Up

              Yeah, ouch. I liked the Murray pick at the time, but it was risky.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 10,2020 7:21 pm || Up

          The only successful one I can think of is Bryce Harper.

          • Soaker Soaker Jun 10,2020 7:27 pm || Up

            Harper was JuCo. I remember him being highly touted enough that there was advance publicity when he came up here to play in Carson City, but it was 26°F or something so I passed.

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            • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 10,2020 7:41 pm || Up

              A guy who coached my kid in the fall played with him in a showcase once. He said he was nice, but the hoopla around him was stunning. Also the coach implied that the amateurness of Mr Harpers participation was….questionable

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            • aardvark Jun 10,2020 8:57 pm || Up

              Not just any JuCo league either. The Scenic West Athletic Conference, which is a wooden bat league.

  23. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 10,2020 7:45 pm

  24. mikeA Jun 10,2020 7:48 pm

    If I was a rich athlete I’d probably not choose to live in Turlock, no matter how much they liked Truckin’ there.

    • Soaker Soaker Jun 10,2020 8:24 pm || Up

      The Motel 6 in Turlock might have been one of the last to charge only $19.99. Cheap enough that it made sense to drive after work and stay out there on a Friday night before a weekend in Yosemite, rather than hanging back in Oakland and having to do that extra 1 hr 45 min of driving on Saturday morning.

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    • aardvark Jun 10,2020 8:59 pm || Up

      Ever see what Dustin Pedroia said about his hometown of Woodland?

  25. mikeA Jun 10,2020 7:54 pm

    I have the same reviews as scouts watching this. Catching looks pretty terrible, bat looks fantastic.

    • aardvark Jun 10,2020 9:14 pm || Up

      Yeah, I’m a fan of the bat. And maybe don’t care if he’s not a catcher.

    • lenscrafters Jun 10,2020 9:31 pm || Up

      This may be totally off base but he kind of reminds me of John Jaso.

  26. colin colin Jun 11,2020 1:34 pm

    KLaw’s first day wrapup at The Athletic. He projected Soderstrom to get picked between 9 and 13, but thinks that it made sense for him to drop this far due to lack of a position.

    • aardvark Jun 11,2020 1:43 pm || Up

      And I think teams were a little reluctant to take high schoolers early, which makes sense under the circumstances, given the less extensive track record and greater leverage HS guys have.

  27. aardvark Jun 11,2020 3:07 pm

    Still a lot of talent on the board for the A’s here, but with an overslot deal for Soderstrom the A’s aren’t likely taking one of the top guys who have slid.

  28. aardvark Jun 11,2020 3:11 pm

    A’s take Jeff Criswell, one of the top college arms still available:

    Criswell ranked as Michigan’s top prep prospect in 2017, but questions about his consistency and signability dropped him to the Tigers in the 35th round. He dominated as a reliever for the Wolverines as a freshman, then served as one of the best No. 3 starters in college baseball in 2019. He became a bullpen weapon again at the College World Series, getting crucial outs behind second-round picks Karl Kaufmann and Tommy Henry as Michigan came within a victory of the national title. Criswell took over as the Wolverines’ Friday starter in 2020 and has the stuff to go in the same range as Kauffmann and Henry did. He maintained his velocity while transitioning from reliever to starter, showing the ability to work at 93-96 mph with heavy sink for several innings at a time. Both his slider and his fading changeup are solid secondary pitches that arrive in the low 80s. While Criswell unquestionably has the repertoire and strong build to start at the pro level, he’s still learning to harness his stuff. He lapses into overthrowing at times, which causes his delivery to get out of sync and his control to waver. If he can do a better job of locating his pitches, he could develop into a mid-rotation starter.

  29. aardvark Jun 11,2020 3:12 pm

    BA:

    Criswell showed promising stuff coming out of high school, with a fastball that got into the mid-90s at its best, and a projectable, 6-foot-3, 185-pound frame. He was a projection arm who scouts wanted to see go to college and add strength and consistency—which is exactly what he did. Criswell stepped into a high-usage reliever role as a freshman and led Michigan with 24 appearances while posting a 2.23 ERA. While his walk rate was a bit erratic, he improved that mark in his second season as he transitioned into a starting role. Again, he had success, posting a 2.72 ERA and improving his strikeout and walk rates. As a junior, Criswell is now listed at 6-foot-4 with a strong, 225-pound frame and a solid three-pitch mix. His fastball regularly gets anywhere from 94-97 mph, and he pairs the offering with a slider and changeup that both have average potential. Scouts would have liked to get more time to bear down on Criswell this spring, but he threw just 24 innings over four starts, getting hit around a bit by Pepperdine in his last outing. There is some concern about whether Criswell fits best in a starter or reliever role. He has enough stuff to succeed in either, but without improved control at the next level (he’s walked 4.5 batters per nine through his Michigan career) he might fit best in the bullpen. However, he has taken steps to improve the walk rate each season, so he could simply continue learning how to harness his repertoire and limit the damage he does to himself. Criswell is a day one pick in a normal draft and should be off the board by the third round.

    • lenscrafters Jun 11,2020 3:25 pm || Up

      Reminds me a bit of Treinen – drafted as a starter but stuff and command plays up as a reliever. Relies on heavy sink and a slider.

  30. lenscrafters Jun 11,2020 3:44 pm

    Uh, how the heck did the Dodgers score a Competitive Balance Round pick?

    • lenscrafters Jun 11,2020 4:00 pm || Up

      Ah, looks like it was a trade with MIN.

  31. lenscrafters Jun 11,2020 6:12 pm

    I just want to say that this year’s draft format is FKing awful. There’s no reason to trot out Vasgersian to announce 100 something picks and do a 4 min rundown on some unranked Juco kid that the analysts literally are just learning about that instant.

    I get that it’s just 5 rounds this year and they’re milking the only baseball related content we’ve had in 3 months, but with commercial breaks, this shit started 4 hours ago and they’re only halfway through round 4.

    • aardvark Jun 11,2020 8:11 pm || Up

      The commercial breaks are what did it for me. The draft just isn’t interesting enough television for me to watch commercials. I use the draft tracker myself. And that’s from someone who enjoys the draft.

      • lenscrafters Jun 11,2020 8:21 pm || Up

        Yeah my usual Day 2 pastime is checking the tracker every 15-20 min or so to see the latest A’s pick but when 15 min goes by and only 4 picks have been made, it’s infuriating.

  32. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 11,2020 7:52 pm

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  33. aardvark Jun 11,2020 8:15 pm

    Round 3: Michael Guldberg:

    BA #310

    Guldberg has performed at a high level with the bat at Georgia Tech in each season going back to 2018. He would likely be higher on draft boards if he hadn’t been limited in playing time as a freshman in 2018 and this spring due to the coronavirus ending the season. The 6-foot, 171-pound outfielder managed a .368/.510/.579 line in 28 games as a freshman before a shoulder injury sidelined him. That led him to being the team’s designated hitter for the most part in 2019, when he hit at the top of the lineup and finished second in the ACC in hitting (.355) with almost as many walks (31) as strikeouts (32). Guldberg was off to a similar start this spring, hitting .450/.521/.533 in 16 games before the 2020 season ended. While he’s shown an impressive bat, Guldberg has little power to speak of, with three career homers for the Yellow Jackets. He’s an above-average runner, but some scouts question whether he can play center field and he also has a below-average arm. He’s spent some time at second base in college, but a left field profile seems more likely and he doesn’t have the typical power you look for at that position. While his tools aren’t super loud, Guldberg’s performance will stand out on many models.

    MLB UR:

    Guldberg led the Atlantic Coast Conference in hitting (.450) while striking out just three times in 72 plate appearances during the shortened 2020 season, and he ranked second in the ACC batting race (.361) a year ago. He excels at putting the bat on the ball with a flat right-handed swing and he has solid speed, but he also presents a tough profile because his approach yields little power and his defensive home is uncertain. He injured his throwing shoulder as a freshman, spent almost all of his sophomore year at DH and played left field with a below-average arm this spring. It’s possible that he could play center field and he did see some action at second base in 2018.

  34. aardvark Jun 11,2020 8:18 pm

    Round 4: Dane Acker

    BA #134

    Cade Cavalli is the most famous name in the Oklahoma rotation, but all three members of the Sooners weekend rotation have impressed. Acker had the most impressive performance of the trio. He was the first pitcher to ever no-hit Louisiana State in a nine-inning game. Acker struck out 11 in a 117-pitch complete game at the Children’s College Classic in Houston. Acker has long been a name to watch. He was 5-2, 4.20 as a freshman at Rice. He transferred to San Jacinto (Texas) JC where he was a very reliable starter, going 10-0, 2.36 while impressing with his feel for pitching. The D-Backs drafted him in the 23rd round in 2019, but he opted to head to Oklahoma instead. Acker isn’t flashy, but the sum of the parts makes everything work very well. He’s durable, he has above-average command and he carries his stuff deep into games. His average fastball can touch 94 mph, but he generally pitches more at 91-92, showing plenty of sink (he can elevate a four-seamer as well). His 78-81 mph average curveball is a big breaker while his fringe-average slider is cutterish, with modest break aiming to avoid the sweet spot of the bat. He also has shown both feel and confidence in his average changeup that has some late fade. There are plenty of college pitchers with more upside than Acker, but he will outlast plenty of them in pro ball because he has a clean delivery, is durable and is a better pitcher than most.

    MLB UR

    Acker made Conference USA’s 2018 all-freshman team at Rice, then went 10-0 with a 2.36 ERA as a sophomore on a loaded San Jacinto (Texas) JC staff in 2019, when he turned down the Diamondbacks as a 23rd-rounder. He provided one of the highlights of the shortened college season, no-hitting Louisiana State with 11 strikeouts, though he got hit hard in two of his three other outings. He throws strikes with four generally average pitches, the best of which are a low-90s sinker and a slider/cutter.

  35. aardvark Jun 11,2020 8:20 pm

    Round 5: Stevie Emanuels

    BA #104

    Emanuels set a Washington freshman record for appearances in 2018, when he made 34 appearances as a frequently used reliever and posted a 4.37 ERA over 45.1 innings. Since his freshman season, Emanuels has taken steps forward each year. He lowered his ERA to 2.35 as a sophomore reliever, before a strong summer in the Cape Cod League (3.68 ERA, 22 innings, 28 strikeouts, six walks) and transitioned into a full-time starting role this spring. He was the talk of Northwest area scouts and crosscheckers after four starts before the 2020 season was canceled, throwing 22.2 innings with a 0.79 ERA, 38 strikeouts and nine walks. Standing 6-foot-5, 210 pounds, Emanuels has a fastball that gets up to 95-96 mph at its best and sits in the 91-93 range. Over the summer the pitch played a bit true at times, and he tinkered with a two-seam variant to try and keep barrels off the pitch, in addition to mixing in his offspeed offerings more frequently. His slider is a potential plus pitch, a high spin-rate breaking ball that can blend into more of a curveball look at times and is anywhere from 77-85 mph. Whatever the breaking ball is called, it has the spin and shape to become an out pitch. Emanuels also throws a changeup, at its best average, though he throws the pitch infrequently at the moment. With a solid history of strike-throwing, most scouts believe Emanuels can handle a starting role, and teams all seem to appreciate the steady progress he’s made over his collegiate career. Even so, a limited starting track record could limit his ceiling in the draft.

    MLB #163

    The best right-hander to come out of the University of Washington was Tim Lincecum, a first-round pick of the Giants in 2006. Emanuels won’t enter into those kinds of conversations, but after two years as a reliever and a solid Cape Cod League performance, followed by a move to the rotation this spring, he was opening eyes before the season shut down. Long and athletic, the 6-foot-5 Emanuels has an ideal pitcher’s frame, though he doesn’t always take full advantage of it. He throws his low-90s fastball, one that will touch 95 mph, with a loose arm and the ball jumps out of his hand, getting on the hitter in a hurry to create a lot of late swings. That happens even though he’s a bit of a short-strider with his delivery and finishes a bit upright. He’ll sometimes show two distinct breaking balls, but they often blend into an average pitch that is more slider than curve. He’ll mix in an average changeup as well. Emanuels tends to be around the strike zone, though he doesn’t have pinpoint command. It’s possible there’s more in the tank velocity-wise as he adds weight and strength. A team taking him would likely send him out as a starter to see if what he showed this spring is for real, knowing that everything would tick up a bit if he ended up back in the bullpen.

  36. aardvark Jun 11,2020 8:24 pm

    I couldn’t help notice that Acker has played for 3 different schools in as many years. That a little unusual.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 11,2020 8:32 pm || Up

      would there have to be an eligibility work around?

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    • colin colin Jun 11,2020 8:37 pm || Up

      Rice to San Jacinto JC is a pretty weird transfer, at least from an academic perspective (I realize that it was not about academics).

      • Soaker Soaker Jun 11,2020 9:24 pm || Up

        Isn’t that something about managing draft eligibility? Barry Zito did something similar, starting at UCSB, then a year at a JuCo, then “back up” to USC which is where he was when the A’s took him.

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        • aardvark Jun 12,2020 7:38 am || Up

          I do know that players can be drafted from JuCos at any time, so maybe it was an effort to get drafted early and then he transfered back to a 4 year because it’s higher profile? I’m going to have to do a little digging.

        • aardvark Jun 12,2020 7:51 am || Up

          Ok, one thing I have figured out is that players who transfer between 4 year schools often have to sit out for a year, so that helps explain why he and Zito didn’t go directly from 4 year schools to other 4 year schools. Still not clear why he left Rice.

          • aardvark Jun 12,2020 8:53 am || Up

            While it’s not definitive, I do see that long time Rice coach Wayne Graham was forced out after the 2018 season. Seems like the two could be related.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 12,2020 10:59 am || Up

        Law says he left Rice “probably to protect his arm,” whatever that means.

        • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 12,2020 12:16 pm || Up

          I can normally see that in College if you have a coach throwing everyone aggressively in Regionals, etc. But looking at Rice’s 2018 season I dont get it.

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          • Soaker Soaker Jun 12,2020 5:15 pm || Up

            Maybe he got frustrated about not being able to find a girlfriend at Rice.

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  37. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 12,2020 7:41 am

    I’m curious how many undrafted guys we will be able to sign while our scouts are hitting the unemployment line.

  38. elcroata elcroata Jun 14,2020 1:50 pm

    All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • elcroata elcroata Jun 14,2020 1:53 pm || Up

      He seems to be a catcher and went to what should have been my school

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    • aardvark Jun 18,2020 7:24 am || Up

      The A’s hove now signed three undrafted free agents, far behind some other teams.

      William Simoneit, INF, Wake Forest
      Cooper Uhl, C, Loyola Marymount
      Grant Judkins, RHP, Iowa

  39. andeux andeux Jun 19,2020 4:31 pm

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2020 4:34 pm || Up

      I wonder if he is thinking of it as a $20,000 advance on his book deal?

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      • andeux andeux Jun 19,2020 6:09 pm || Up

        Fifth Crimson player in the A’s system in the Forst era.

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        • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2020 6:16 pm || Up

          Crimson and Forst’r, over and over

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        • Soaker Soaker Jun 19,2020 7:16 pm || Up

          The greatest A’s player ever to hail from Harvard is still active. He might even be in that second group they store in Stockton.

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          • andeux andeux Jun 19,2020 7:25 pm || Up

            I don’t know, Jack Jones‘ 1883 season was pretty good.

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