Klawchat, 6/12/17.
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Keith Law
3:21
He's not the consensus by all accounts. He's #1 on some boards, not all, maybe not even a majority.
Andrew
3:21
Have you heard the Nats connected to anyone besides the usual 4 of Romero, Lange, Schmidt, and Houck?
Keith Law
3:21
I think they're taking Romero, haven't heard them on Houck.
Intramural Legend
3:21
Is McKay being underrated at this point? Statistically (pitching specific), he was much better than Wright
Keith Law
3:22
Wright was better in the second half; he improved while McKay seemed to tire (unsurprisingly). And durability is a factor teams will consider.
Bob
3:22
Hey, Keith. Are you in Bristol to do TV today for the draft? Is there a special show?
Keith Law
3:22
I'm home. No TV, no more BBTN, so I'll sleep in my own bed tonight.
Mike Trout
3:22
Thinking about a new boardgame and leaning towards 7 wonders, any advice? Have enjoyed Catan, Carcassone, & Ticket to Ride
Keith Law
3:23
7 Wonders is fantastic. Probably a step up in strategy and complexity from what you've played.
AJ
3:23
Hey Keith-- loved your appearance on OTL today. You have the White Sox taking JB Bukauskas over bats you've stated they're linked to like Jeren Kendall. Do they have a specific interest in Bukauskas from what you know? Do you think they'd take an under-slot HS OF like Adell or Beck over a college pitcher if available?
Keith Law
3:24
If you look at my mock, those 27 pairings of team and player are all based on industry rumors. Someone told me the White Sox like Bukauskas. I can't say who, but I can tell you everything in there is based on what I considered solid intel.
Jack
3:24
What are your thoughts on Luke Heimlich's future? Will he get drafted? Has he paid enough for his mistake?
Keith Law
3:24
I don't think he'll be drafted inside of the top ten rounds. After that, there's little to no opportunity cost if you take him and fail to sign him, so then it becomes possible.
Ian
3:24
Is McKay at #1 a mistake?
Keith Law
3:25
No. I think taking Lewis over him, Wright, or Greene might be a mistake ... but I can't even say "would be" because who the heck knows? I can't even get consensus on what kind of hitting prospect Lewis is from scouts and execs I've asked.
Bret
3:25
As a general rule, how much of the info that you get (or that other analysts are getting) today is just smoke being put out by team's to lower the price on a player they're targeting or impact other team's decisions? (Not suggesting you always come forward with this info, I'm sure you have a process to determine what's real and what's not, too)
Keith Law
3:25
Don't think I've heard much of that today.
Tim (KC)
3:25
Keith, disregarding your mocks, how would you draft if you were the GM of each of the teams with top 5 picks?
Keith Law
3:26
That's what my Big Board represents - ignoring signability too, plus stuff I don't get, like medicals or drug test results.
MetsFan
3:26
Can the Mets get Warmoth or Huira? Would love both
Keith Law
3:26
No shot on Hiura. Warmoth maybe.
Patrick
3:26
When do you think Canning goes?
Keith Law
3:26
I think someone's second pick. Kid was overused by UCLA for three years, and now there's something on his MRI teams don't like. I wonder if those two are connected in any way.
Pramit
3:26
Have you heard if the Jays are interested in Nick Allen? If so, could you see them taking him at 22 if they believe he'll be unavailable at 28?
Keith Law
3:27
Haven't heard them with him.
Ken
3:27
If Burger gets to the Mets do you think they take him over aforementioned pitching options?
Keith Law
3:27
I think so. He's got a bunch of teams in the 20-27 range that would take him.
Ike
3:27
Do you wish that teams could trade their picks like the NBA and NFL?
Keith Law
3:27
Yes, it'd make today much more fun/interesting.
Ryan
3:27
Do you think there is any chance Kyle Wright falls to the phillies with some people reporting under slot deals?
Keith Law
3:27
Zero.
DA
3:27
Any chance Minnesota goes Lewis #1 and uses extra money on Shane Baz at #35?
Keith Law
3:28
I don't think so.
Tim
3:28
Any chance on Kendall going in the 6-10 range?
Keith Law
3:28
Brewers would be the only team in there who might take him, from what I know.
Chris
3:28
I'm moving to the Cape. Who should I try to see in a game this summer?
Keith Law
3:28
Just go to whatever games are nearby and enjoy them.
Drew
3:28
If Otani were in this draft class where would he go?
Keith Law
3:28
1-1, pitcher only.
3:29
Bear in mind he's also a professional, and older & more experienced than everyone else in the class, so it's a flawed comparison.
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