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    Tracking the Red Sox 2015 First Round Draft Pick

    Seeing that the season hasn't gone according to plan, it is now time for the Red Sox to start planning for the future.

    I figured instead of tracking every questionable call by John Farrell, every Clay Buchholz ineffective start/DL trip, and every time Ortiz questions an official scorer, we can track the Red Sox 2015 first round pick.

    As it stands currently, here is how the MLB's 30 teams currently rank from top to bottom in the overall standings (7/11/14.):

    1. OAK -
    2. LAA 3.5GB
    3. DET 5.0GB
    4. MIL 6.0GB
    5. LAD 7.0GB
    6. BAL 7.5GB
    7. WAS 8.0GB
    8. SF 8.0GB
    9. ATL 8.0GB
    10.STL 8.5GB
    11.SEA 9.0GB
    12.CIN 9.0GB
    13.PIT 10.0GB
    14.KC 10.5GB
    15.TOR 10.5GB
    16.NYY 11.5GB
    17.CLE 12.5GB
    18.MIA 13.5GB
    19.CHW 14.5GB
    20.MIN 15.5GB
    21.NYM 16.0GB
    22.TBR 17.0GB
    23.PHI 17.0GB
    24.BOS 17.0GB
    25.SD 18.0GB
    26.CHC 18.5GB
    27.COL 19.0GB
    28.HOU 19.5GB
    29.ARI 19.5GB
    30.TEX 20.0GB

    *If teams are tied in the standings, the tiebreaker is how the teams finished in the standings the previous year. Basically means that the Red Sox lose all tie breakers.

    **Also, this order doesn't account for any teams failure to sign their 2014 first round picks, thus impacting the 2015 draft order.

    ***Obviously, all teams haven't played the same amount of games.

    As it stands right now the Red Sox would have a top 10 protected pick (#9 due to tiebreakers.) They need to stop this little 2 game win streak they've put together
    Last edited by goshhhjosh; 07-11-2014 at 11:58 AM.

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    Apparently the team hasn't gotten the memo to engage in Mission Matuella.

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    holy crap Texas is that awful? They spent 300M last off-season didn't they?

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    Hate to say it, I was almost bummed when we came back in game 2 against the White Sox. Ventura is an idiot, Sale was cruising. We had no business winning that game. I wouldn't of mind game 3 as much, but 2 game winning streaks won't lock up a top 10 protected pick. Before that winning streak I'm pretty sure we were within 1G of being in the top 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Station 13 View Post
    holy crap Texas is that awful? They spent 300M last off-season didn't they?
    They lost like 3 of their SP to injury in ST, Prince had neck surgery and was lost for the season, and Mitch Moreland missed time as well. It's been a perfect storm of injury for them.

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    Alright, just a little update on the standings. If the season ended today 7/14/14 this would be the draft order for the top 10:

    1) TEX - 21GB
    2) HOU - 19.5GB
    3) ARI - 19.5GB
    4) COL - 19GB
    5) CHC - 18.5GB
    6) SD - 18GB
    7) PHI - 17GB
    8) TB - 16GB
    9) BOS - 16GB
    10) MIA - 14.5GB


    *GB are games back of OAK seeing that they currently hold the best overall record in MLB. The #1 pick is still attainable

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    As much as I would like to see them draft that low again, I'm not sure I entirely see it. Mostly because I still believe in the improvement of our young players, whose improved play should allow us to win more games in the next few months. I could see us winding up outside of the top 10.

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    any can't miss prospects this year?


    lol, small kid got tripped by a tuba player

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