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  1. Delino Deshields. I found this comment interesting: ‘A Curtis Granderson type’.

    What exactly does that mean, that he will peak at 26 and then spend the rest of his career on the bench when a southpaw takes the mound?

    If I was Delino Sr, I’d be really pissed with that characterization.

    Comment by Dirty Water — June 7, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

  2. haha I love it

    Comment by James — June 7, 2010 @ 8:12 pm

  3. It could be worse. He could have been called a Jacoby Ellsbury type.

    Comment by Yeah Yeah Yeah — June 7, 2010 @ 9:51 pm

  4. Yeah, I’m sure Delino is really upset that his son was compared to a 3.5- 4-win player… Delino Sr. was a below-average hitter for his career, so comparing Jr. to Granderson is a bigger compliment than comparing him to his father.

    Comment by Sean — June 7, 2010 @ 10:27 pm

  5. I love the Red Sox’s 1st round. I’d give it an A if they can sign all 3

    Comment by James — June 7, 2010 @ 10:41 pm

  6. Not too hard to look up Hayden Simpson’s information. Smallish, athletic build at 6’0″ and 175 lbs. that Chicago scouts compare to Lincecum and Oswalt. Early reports had him throwing low 90s but recent reports have him hitting 97 mph. Hard breaking stuff. Division II runner up player of the year. Seems like a reach but Cubs scouting director Tim Wilken heard that there were a couple of teams with multiple picks looking at him with their sandwich picks, so the Cubs didn’t think he’d make it to their 2nd pick. He’s a sleeper. An undersized, Division II guy in Southern Arkansas. The kind of guys who fall through the cracks. Time will tell. Wilken is his own man and he’s drafted a lot of good pitchers in his day (Halladay, Carpenter, etc.) so I wouldn’t discount this kid until he gets a chance to pitch as a pro.

    Comment by John — June 8, 2010 @ 1:17 am

  7. “Clemson’s starting quarterback… projects to be a pro left fielder due to his average arm.”

    Why am I laughing?

    Comment by The Typical Idiot Fan — June 8, 2010 @ 4:20 am

  8. He’s not “jr”. Different middle names, so it’s just Delino Deshields.

    Comment by Mr. Sanchez — June 8, 2010 @ 7:13 am

  9. Thanks for the write-up. Saved me the time of having to look him up.

    Comment by odbsol — June 8, 2010 @ 8:32 am

  10. Brandon Workman didn’t get selected?

    holy crap

    Comment by Jamie — June 8, 2010 @ 9:29 am

  11. As to the Jr/Sr distinction – it doesn’t matter whether he’s legally Jr or not, because he will be called Jr by every commentator, analyst, and broadcaster.

    Just like Favre isn’t supposed to be pronounced as ‘Farve’, consensus (rightly or wrongly) will have us all calling him Junior.

    Comment by Neil — June 8, 2010 @ 9:50 am

  12. Confused on Chris Sale. This scouting report from MLB Bonus Baby says:

    “His fastball is a plus pitch that generally sits 91-94, touching 96”

    But you say he tops out at around 90. Just wondering which is true.

    Comment by PK14 — June 8, 2010 @ 10:05 am

  13. WOW! I know 2 guys that were drafted in the first round.

    19. Houston Astros – Mike Foltynewicz | RHP | Illinois HS

    Foltynewicz is a hard-throwing right-hander that can touch the mid-90s with his heater, and he also has a good change-up. Both his slider and his curve ball are developing. He’s committed to the University of Texas. (Marc Hulet)

    After we lost the 3A Sectional Championship (I’m the pitching coach), the 4A teams were waiting to come into the dugout. Folty’s a big boy. Was talking to his dad for a bit and his dad was saying that he thought he was going to the pros and not Texas. Well, I guess so. FWIW, their game was suspended by the tornados that hit us.

    46. St. Louis Cardinals – Seth Blair | RHP | Arizona State University

    Blair has a solid fastball that can touch 97 mph but it sits more comfortable (and consistently) in the 91-94 mph range. Blair was a solid draft prospect out of high school but signability concerns (Boras) caused the right-hander to slide to the end of the ‘07 draft where Oakland took a flyer on him. (Marc Hulet)

    Coached against this kid while he was in HS at Rock Falls. Our #1 beat him 1-0. Seth’s brother was the catcher, and watching those two blabber back and forth at each other was almost as much fun as watching the kids pitch against each other.

    FWIW, our #1 (Brooks Martin) was D2 1st team All-American and threw a 4-hit shutout in the D2 CWS and should be drafted on Day 2 (Drafted very late rounds out of HS). He throws between 86-91, from 3/4’s and his sinker is “gross”.

    With Zavada making the ML last year and JA Happ starting out 10-0, and Chad Durbin being in the bigs … this is a pretty cool time being a pitching prospect in North Central Illinois. Another prospect Zawaki (Cardinals) came from the area, and a kid name Suarez (upper 80s, low 90s) from LP may be making one of these lists shortly as well.

    Sorry for all the personal stuff, just feeling like proud dad/coach of the guys in our area. We generally don’t get a whole lot of attention, being south of I-80 yet north of I-55.

    Comment by CircleChange11 — June 8, 2010 @ 10:08 am

  14. Yeah, there’s such shame in being an average defensive centerfielder with an above-average bat (Granderson’s floor the past five seasons).

    Comment by Kevin S. — June 8, 2010 @ 2:21 pm


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