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Draft 2019

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

Preseason MLB Draft Preference List 2019

Preseason Draft Preference List (as of 1/9/2019) Group 1 – 1st Round   Top Tier     Group 2 – 1st Round Mid Tier      Group 3 – 1st Round – Early 2nd Rd Back Tier Twitter @sammonroy Keep Reading

Preseason Draft Board 2019

Pre-Season Draft Board 2019  (1/10/2019) MLB Draft 2019 Draft Board  $$ (floor value/number) pre-season The draft board & dollar values will play themselves out in the coming months. Who will move climb and who will slip? Who will be added to the board? Catchers Adley Rutschman Round 1  (1-1 )  $5.5m Shea Langeliers – Round 1… Keep Reading

What will the 2019 MLB draft be remembered for?

I’ve already published a preseason mock and I’ve started putting together my draft board and preference list. Now let’s have a little fun with some draft storylines…..   For what will the 2019 MLB draft be remembered?   Storyline #1   Bobby Witt Jr or Adley Rutschman?     Storyline #2   Will 2020 catching prospect… Keep Reading

MLB Mock Draft 2019 (12/25/2018)

MLB Mock Draft 2019  Picks 1 thru 50   (12/25/2018)  The details are scant this early in the process….. but for fun let’s decode the 1st 50 picks and check back five months from now.     Pick 1: Baltimore Orioles  The new regime will be frying it’s first bird……Rutschman or Witt? Well rounded catcher’s are… Keep Reading

Panama Notes Plus Bobby Witt Jr Cycle (Video) #Panama

1st Ab vs Soft Throwing LHP, good approach vs CH didn’t roll over, flared single RF 2nd Ab vs RH, nice approach again, staying inside the ball &  taking CB other way 3rd Ab vs LH,  turned on belt high FB. Don’t know velo here. 4th Ab vs LH Recognizes spin well, you hang it… Keep Reading

Perfect Game All-American Game – Quick Bites

PG Pageant Notes   Which players will boost farm system rankings?     Bobby Witt Jr It’s public knowledge by now that hard contact eluded him this summer. He went 0-for-Area Codes and Perfect Game.   According to Samcast 85 percent of batted balls in play were weak, I saw 19 foul balls and 12 swing n… Keep Reading

Under Armour All American Game Quick Bites

Hitting a home run in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field is sure enough to drive the hype train into dangerous territory…..   Bobby Witt Jr   Plate Discipline? Check. Cowboy chaps? Check. Baseball Pedigree? Double check.   The ability to spit at balls out of the strike zone is there. Also the athleticism and hand… Keep Reading

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