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Draft 2017

Building the Padres to World Series Champs…

My vision…2019 thru 2022   Padres 2019   – Starting Contending Acquisitions **Must take on $$ for 3 years to set the stage …. Sign Harper, negotiate opt-out option after year 3. Will get a motivated Harp who will hit FA at 29 & try to outdue Trout’s $$ Trade for Kluber – team control for… Keep Reading

Mickey Moniak – Swing Assesement

It’s not easy being the No. 1 overall pick when you fall out of prospect list’s……let’s look at some issues I see in Mickey Moniak’s swing.   Bat Path    To understand Moniak’s bat path we need to go back in time to understand the root of the swing and the mentality at the plate.… Keep Reading

Who will go #1?

Twins – The 1-1 pick is about choosing the player with the most upside who can provide the biggest impact to the organization. I want great athletes in the middle of the field and power arms that pitch at the front of the rotation. Does Brendan McKay fit that profile? No, he is a complimentary… Keep Reading

Summer Pageant Notes: Quick Bites

Summer Pageant Notes:  Royce Lewis – 1-1 candidate, everything combined just makes sense – goes out as CF Jordan Adell – has the tools that will make you drool over yourself – risk/reward type here – early pick bait (future Jason Heyward here? Head Movement at the plate scares me) Hunter Greene – bat speed?… Keep Reading

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