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  1. #11

    Re: 2004 News and Highlights

    SD draft was useful

    LF Mark Williams #66 - Scrub. Probably won't make team, not even low salary. Grade D.

    SS Derek Brigham #42 - Decent bat with decent RA. Could be a useful utility guy if his salary doesn't go too high. B-

    RF Richard Miller #25 - Made a draft day trade of one of my slugging C prospects to get this guy, because he showed as elite BA/SL on the draft list. He came in not QUITE that good, but still good enough to be a plus starting hitter. A+

    P Gregory Harris #18 - Very risky pick considering he's so far from his FI, but the best overall pitcher available at my pick. 304 in his big 4, with FI/CO being the highest. Great build for a strong SP3 type...IF he develops. B-

    I'm guessing a B overall.
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  2. #12

    Re: 2004 News and Highlights

    Louisville was please overall given where we picked.

    1.19 - https://www.csfbl.com/player/4897448/view - 295 in the big four, with elite PO and very good SY and starter level EN. He's a really solid #2 starter if he develops, but he's a massive dev risk at 21 given he's 25+ points off both his best attributes. B+

    2.43 - https://www.csfbl.com/player/4897465/view - solid PO/FI/SY combo, would have been a first rounder were it not for his miserable CO, +4 split and low EN. As it stands, he's a spot starter or solid bullpen piece, which is solid for late round 2. B

    3.67 - https://www.csfbl.com/player/4897515/view - I ranked a lot of guys, but none were left on the board by the time pick 67 came around. This is a low-ish salary scrub who's only value is that salary number. C+

    Overall probably a B, but with some upside to crack an A or A- if Cevallos hits his potent potentials.
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    Re: 2004 News and Highlights

    The Colt 45s just missed out on a couple of guys picked ahead of us, but was still able to improve a team that should make some noise in a couple of more seasons (we're 58-47 now but overachieving, we probably should be below .500).

    #4 Anthony Billings (P) -- 320 total in the Big 4, including 99 potential SY, 82 EN. Lost out on Goldie Henry who went at #3, but Billings will be one of 4 starters in a young rotation that will be very good in about 3 years. A-

    #20 Ramon Cox (2B) -- Barely missed out on the aforementioned Cevallos (to Louisville at #19), so went with a need pick here...when Cox converts to 3B he'll have high 70s range and a good glove. 82/79 BA/SL should put him about #7 in the lineup. In retrospect probably should have taken Richard Miller but really trying to improve our defense for the young pitching staff coming up. C+

    #28 Brooks Turner (P) -- Was really hoping to nab Miller here in Block 5 until I saw the teams picking ahead of me and knew he wouldn't get past Vulp (or gsabino and Stumba for that matter), but still got a good find in Turner. Total of 285 in the Big 4 with 90 FI, if he can get there. With my starters set for the future, he should be a very good fit in the bullpen if he develops. B+

    I had two 3rd round picks who turned out to be $50k scrubs for allocation purposes. No grade
    Last edited by orangecat13748; June 25, 2020 at 10:21 PM.

  4. #14

    Re: 2004 News and Highlights

    Phillies 1st rounder P John Smith landed on 59 EN which I think'll be enough to make him a regular playoff Pocahontas. He's the spitting image of Julio George from last year's draft... if you squint a lot or have like 4 scouting ; A-

    2nd rounder P Alex Driscoll, serviceable back end starter with enough EN to avoid a ton of bullpen use, also has favorable development so he's a fair regular season asset but won't log many playoff innings; C+

    I'll go B overall, maybe B+ since my rotation features 5 guys in decline, maybe B- because I would be nearly indifferent to swapping drafts with tander who picked 6 slots after me.

  5. #15

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    Those 5 decliners are chasing down a neat feat for now though - all are sub-3 with 29 games left in the season. I've definitely never pulled that off before so fingers crossed for a strong finish.

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    Re: 2004 News and Highlights

    Thomas Walters had a good season. He had a career high 22 wins at the age of 32.

    Our offense was a real disappointment this season. Russell Butler had a respectable season with a 3.46 ERA, 25 CGs and 5 ShO. But he lost 21 games due to a lack of run support.
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  7. #17

    Re: 2004 News and Highlights

    Quote Originally Posted by Vulpecula View Post
    SD likely callups this year:

    Charles Blackburn (#4, 2001) - Not quite ready, but we need a new C badly, so he gets the call. Will add some lefty pop to the lineup.

    William Rhodes (#37, 2000) - Also not quite ready, but we need a new CF badly, so here he is. Eventually a good all-around hitter with adequate RA. For now, we just hope for .750 OPS and 20 HR. Will hold down CF until Oakes develops.
    Blackburn was solid (.259/.362/.436/.798 with 20 HR, 49 RBI, 74 BB, 68 R). He'll keep getting better.
    Rhodes was disapointing (.221/.296/.362/.658 with 17 HR, 50 RBI, 49 BB, 50 R). Would expect more than .362 SLG with a 78 SL. He'll also get better, but may not work out as long-term solution at CF. Fortunately, I have another prospect.
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    Re: 2004 News and Highlights

    Scandal!!!

    Thomas Walters put up much better numbers than the guy who won the CY award. Grrr!

    22-6, 2.21 ERA vs 22-14, 2.60 ERA.
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  9. #19

    Re: 2004 News and Highlights

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozark Mountains View Post
    Scandal!!!

    Thomas Walters put up much better numbers than the guy who won the CY award. Grrr!

    22-6, 2.21 ERA vs 22-14, 2.60 ERA.
    The game loves elite EN guys. I can tell from the fact that he had 36 decisions that the CY winner pitched a massive amount of starts.

    I have to agree that 40 starts of 2.6 ERA is worth more than 32 starts of 2.21 ERA. Probably way more. He also had 26 CG's, which means he gives his BP the day off most starts. With 3 of him, you could have a BP of scrubs and still win in the playoffs. He gets my CY vote.
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    2ML 1906, 1928, 1931, 1968, 1990, 1991, 1995
    BD 1993,1994, 2004, 2041, 2044, 2064, 2065
    CBF 2056, 2060, 2071, 2075, 2087, 2088, 2092, 2105,2106,2116,2137,2138
    CWS 1953, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1971, 1976, 1984
    HR 1903, 1906, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1934, 1943, 1950, 1953, 1955
    CarL 2026, 2039, 2055
    74-55 WS

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    Re: 2004 News and Highlights

    Quote Originally Posted by Vulpecula View Post
    The game loves elite EN guys. I can tell from the fact that he had 36 decisions that the CY winner pitched a massive amount of starts.

    I have to agree that 40 starts of 2.6 ERA is worth more than 32 starts of 2.21 ERA. Probably way more. He also had 26 CG's, which means he gives his BP the day off most starts. With 3 of him, you could have a BP of scrubs and still win in the playoffs. He gets my CY vote.
    Completely disagree. Walters flat out performed better. He won 22 games on a team ranked 23rd on offense. Godbey wouldn't have won 22 games if he pitched for Seattle. The Yankees scored 95 more runs than Seattle this season. To each their own but there is no way Godbey is a better pitcher than Walters.
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