The Lansing Two
Thoughts on AA using his pick to grab a catcher? Reese McGuire and Jeremy Martinez both seem to have great upside at the position and are currently projected as early-mid first round picks.
A catcher with a big bat never hurts. Jays are still loaded with arms and outfielders. So I would go with a catcher with a good bat.
Colin Moran could be available at 10th as well -- big bat with low bb/so ratio as well. Plays 3rd, could move to 1st if need be.
But go with the best at that point.
Last edited by Sanyo; 12-19-2012 at 12:47 PM.
Best player available, especially with the 1st rounder. In other rounds we can look at filling positions.
After losing D'Arnaud, I'd still love to see the Jays have another Top Catcher on the farm. I'm not sure we'll be drafting high enough to grab one for the next few years and AA seems to be able to find good arms later in the draft
you can't be looking at positions right now. We aren't gonna need any of these guys for a while so its best to draft the best available
That aside, I'm not going to try to defend JPA, he had a 1.4WAR last year. As much as I would like that to read 4 or 5, its not going to happen. Keep in mind that Pat Borders had a -0.3WAR in '93, and that team had a bit of success. You can't have all stars at every position and I'm OK with that.
At least, he is a positive from all accounts in the clubhouse.
Becerra has a long frame, listed at 6’4, 190 but he isn’t the typical super-slender projectable tools monsters of July 2, as there’s already some thickness to his frame and I wouldn’t be surprised if he is or will soon be well over 200 pounds. He runs well for his size and I didn’t get a great time but Becerra looked to be a below average runner, a far cry from when he had put up above average times in amateur workouts. His arm wasn’t overly impressive and my read was a left field profile, which is where he played exclusively in instructs.The 5’11, 170 pound athlete is very similar to Kenny Lofton, but the way Davis currently uses his tools makes him a different kind of player, though there’s plenty of time to adjustment. Davis’ log line is an attention-grabbing one: plus-plus speed, potential above average lefty power from a loose, quick twitch athlete. The tools are there to be an above average defender despite a below average arm but the real question is Davis’ feel for the game and how his impressive offensive tools will play in games.FanGraphs - Reports from InstructsJairo Labourt is a 6’4, 205-pound lefty that grew on me over two outings. Labourt signed last March on his 17th birthday for $350,000, playing in the DSL last season and making his American debut in the GCL for his age 18 season. He’ll sit 89-92 with his fastball and touch 93, mostly four seamers, often up in the zone. Labourt throws a slider with three-quarter tilt that he’ll get around at times and have inconsistent action, but flashes solid-average potential at 82-85 mph with tight late bite at times. He only threw a few changeups at 84-85 and they lacked life.
AA will go BPA. but say at pick 10 theres a 3b and a catcher who he has rated the same. im not sure who he goes with. I'd personally go 3b, but i think AA would value having a stud catcher coming up with our young pitchers.
Things will always work out in the end, but if you want them to turn out a certain way... You need to make it happen.
Quick question...who are we going to break camp with in the bullpen?
Can we send Jeffress and/or Rogers down to the minors?