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    Good, not great, size (6-foot-2, 195 pounds)....

    Good, not great, size (6-foot-2, 195 pounds). Originally, a stronger bat than glove at C. But his receiving skills have improved in this, his JR year in college. And he has always had a strong arm ...
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    See below...

    See below...
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    Take a look: Grant Holmes at the Perfect Game All...

    Take a look: Grant Holmes at the Perfect Game All American Classic at Petco Park, Aug 15, 2013

    This was last August. Explosive fastball. Great curve. And he throws harder now.

    In retrospect,...
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    Here is what I wrote on Tyler Beede earlier in...

    Here is what I wrote on Tyler Beede earlier in this thread...

    Tyler Beede, RHP, Vanderbilt Univ.: Good build (6’4”, 215 lbs.), with a bit more room to fill out. Has three above-average pitches...
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    Tyler Beede. Vanderbilt. More on this in a moment.

    Tyler Beede. Vanderbilt. More on this in a moment.
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    WOW. The Giant's can have Sean Newcombe, Touki...

    WOW. The Giant's can have Sean Newcombe, Touki Toussaint or Grant Holmes. Boy - they really are having a good first half.
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    Wow! Surprise pick of Round 1 so far - Kodi...

    Wow! Surprise pick of Round 1 so far - Kodi Medeiros to the Brewers at #12. Medeiros was not seen as a top tier arm by anyone (more a late Round 1 early Round 2 projection). So it's official - the...
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    TOR goes with Max Pentecost at #11. The Giants...

    TOR goes with Max Pentecost at #11. The Giants chances to draft either Touki Toussaint or Grant Holmes are now at 85%. That is not to say they will do so, just that that will be able to do so if the...
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    So is Touki Toussaint (with TOR on the clock at...

    So is Touki Toussaint (with TOR on the clock at #11).
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    Draft Day Final Thoughts: What If?...

    Gentlemen,
    This is it - 2014 Draft Day is here. For those of you (OK, both of you) who have been reading my posts on this thread this past week, you know my thoughts on who the draftees are and...
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    OK. But let me preface my prediction with this: I...

    OK. But let me preface my prediction with this: I believe I have no better than a 40% chance of being right on this.

    Working AGAINST me are the following...
    1) The Giants are famous for being...
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    Points About the Giants/Draft, that May or May Not be Useless. And Predictions.

    Additional Points About the Giants and the Draft, that May or May Not be Useless

    1: The Giants have the #14 pick in the 2014 MLB Draft. For the past three years, two of three First Round picks...
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    Next: Part 3 - the Bats

    Summary of the Bats: There is no one in this Draft who would be called an "elite" bat. Most have issues – good power but not so good contact, limited options in the field, etc. But there are...
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    Next: Part 2 - the 2014 Draft: Arms

    Next: Part 2 - the 2014 Draft: Arms

    The 2014 Draft can boast the following arms…

    The “Big 3” (in predicted order of selection (predicted by me, FWIW))
    Brady Aiken, LHP, Cardiff by the Sea,...
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    My thoughts on the 2014 MLB Draft

    Gentleman,
    Been away a while. Saw this thread. Here is my take on the 2014 Draft, and how the Giants might proceed.

    I will do this in 4 parts: Part 1 will be Summary via History, Part 2 will...
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    Many thanks for the kind words. There is...

    Many thanks for the kind words.



    There is truth in what you say here. It persuaded me to reconsider. I went to look up some info on Jacoby Ellsbury, and saw this...
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    Busy day for me, so I must keep this short... ...

    Busy day for me, so I must keep this short...

    1) Dear RTL: That was the most gracious, most charming, most polite reply to express disagreement that I have ever received. My compliments to you.
    ...
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    The 2013 Giants, and what to do in 2014...

    Gentlemen,

    Been away awhile – good to be back.

    Here is my take on what has been revealed about the Giants in 2013…

    Overall: This is a club that won 2 of the last 3 World Series. And they...
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    Tim looked good today. Good command.

    Tim looked good today. Good command.
  20. Poll: They gave Eugenio Velez a ring in 2010. Why not...

    They gave Eugenio Velez a ring in 2010. Why not Melky?
  21. Some interesting comments here. My take... 1)...

    Some interesting comments here. My take...

    1) This is a revealing look at the market. The market (aka the market participants) seems to value the good all-around player. Guys who can hit for some...
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    Many thanks. I still have parts 1 - 3 bookmarked....

    Many thanks. I still have parts 1 - 3 bookmarked.
    Your work is outstanding.
    Looking forward to 5 and 6.
  23. ...The All-Star catcher, coming off a batting...

    ...The All-Star catcher, coming off a batting title and eying an MVP, picked up another award on Thursday night as Major League Baseball announced he'd won the Silver Slugger award for National...
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    2010 was Torture, 2012 was...

    If 2010 was Torture, then 2012 was...

    From Panda to Posey,
    from Ryan T. to Ryan V.,
    from Pagan to Pence,
    from Melky to Gregor,
    from Barry to Timmy,
    from Scutaro to Romo,
    from Jeremy to...
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    That Leandres must be a very wise fellow - this...

    That Leandres must be a very wise fellow - this is my choice as well.
    Games early in the season are often the ones that have a big - albeit delayed - impact. After getting swept in AZ to open the...
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