Klawchat, 6/12/17.
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JR
3:29
Is info come fast and furious all day today, or at some point do you hit "calm before the storm" point where nothing much happens until the draft starts.
Keith Law
3:29
It's been fairly quiet today. Around 5 pm or so the fit will hit the shan, so to speak.
Dan P
3:30
How many guys in this draft would plug right into your top 100 prospects? Who would they be? Thanks for all your hard draft work!
Keith Law
3:30
In a typical year, I get 12-16 guys from a June draft in the next January's top 100. I don't do midseason 100s, however.
Jim
3:30
Any pitchers that could come up and help in the bullpen later this season, like Sale did in his draft year?
Keith Law
3:30
Lange.
Dan P
3:30
Sad to not see you live with Longenhagen tonight. Will you be blogging live or anything?
Keith Law
3:31
I'll tweet (via the ESPN Shortstop app, so you'll see a tweet and then a link if I wrote more than 140 chars) about each of the first round picks, and then I'll write up a recap with thoughts on day one.
Jared S
3:31
Kind of funny Twins rumors went from Greene early, to McKaey, then to Wright, then to maybe McKay and now Lewis. Wild.
Keith Law
3:32
Eh, I don't think there were rumors of the Twins with Greene. It's been mostly McKay/Wright for the last month.
Nick
3:32
Thanks, as always, for the chats klaw. About to be first time father here (baby boy was due yesterday). Any advice for making the first few months here as happy and comfortable as possible for my wife?
Keith Law
3:33
It worked much better for us when we decided to alternate nights for feeding our daughter (we bottle-fed) - I'd take both feedings one night, my wife would take both the next night. We got somewhat more quality sleep out of that.
Devon
3:33
The rumors of Kyle Wright falling to the Braves have me excited because he didn't seem attainable recently, but would you have any concern about over-crowding of SP prospects? Obviously the bust rate for pitching prospects is extremely high, but if the Braves drafted a polished college arm like Wright there would potentially be a major crunch for innings in Mississippi or Gwinnett in a year or two
Keith Law
3:33
Can't have too many starters. They'll figure it out somehow.
Patrick
3:33
While I fully recognize MLB is a completely different animal than say NFL or NBA where you can say team X needs a linebacker or a point guard, I still think it interesting how a team is linked to say a college starting pitcher and a high school third baseman. Is that solely because they grade out equal to each other on a team's big board, or is that more a function of different voices within the organization fighting for they guys they are really high on?
Keith Law
3:33
Because they grade out similarly on the main board. You have to rank them all, regardless of how different they are. Imagine how much worse it'll be if MLB ever forces a worldwide draft on us.
Dallas
3:33
Lewis takes an underslot deal at #1 ($7.0) because he won't get $7.0 anywhere else.
Keith Law
3:34
I don't think that's true at all. Couple of teams below that would give him $7MM if they could.
ck
3:34
Who cares what is on your bookshelf when you are on TV? Stupid trolls need to get a life....
Keith Law
3:34
It never ceases to amaze me how mad some people will get over the most trivial things.
Mike J
3:36
Hi Keith. Hearing any new news regarding the Pirates' thinking? Thanks for your time. Folks appreciate all of your hard work on this draft and being accessible to answer our questions.
Keith Law
3:37
Nothing new since the mock yesterday. The one pick I would change from that is the Yanks - think they'd take Pratto if there rather than Peterson, so Peterson then drops a few spots, maybe to the Giants, Mets, Orioles range, no worse than Toronto 22.
justin
3:37
Any players have a chance at cracking your top 20 baseball prospects upon being drafted?
Keith Law
3:37
I don't think so.
Manny
3:37
Other than normal reliever attrition, am I crazy in thinking that Bukauskas is likely to be a RP?
Keith Law
3:37
I think there's a very good chance of it, yes.
Adam D.
3:37
Please make me feel better about the Giants inevitably taking Evan White. Please?
Keith Law
3:38
Some folks think he runs well enough to play the outfield, maybe center. That would make him much more interesting.
Joe (Green Bay, WI)
3:38
Comments like "...Nothing more than a #3/4," are bothersome. It's as if guys that profile as mid-rotation starters are found on trees.
Keith Law
3:38
Look at what they get in free agency! There have long been fans getting mad at me for saying someone "only" projects as a fourth starter. Those guys earn eight figures now.
John
3:39
Could taking Romero be a desperation move to try and help an awful Nats bullpen? Also, when you say you do not like his delivery, do you mean it could cause injury? Thanks as always.
Keith Law
3:39
He's already had injury issues, so yes, and also I don't think that's a delivery that he's going to repeat enough for average command.
Tim
3:39
Any feeling that someone other than McKay, Wright, Greene, Gore go in the top 3? Surprise pick like Moniack last year?
Keith Law
3:39
Moniak we knew as a 1-1 possibility about three weeks out. That hasn't happened this year.
Daniel
3:40
Any thoughts on Drew Ellis? Would he be better served coming back to Louisville, or is he thought of highly enough to be a top 2-3 round pick?
Keith Law
3:40
He's going to be drafted tonight, I think, but his swing-at-everything style scares me.
Frank
3:40
Which of the top names are being advised by Boras?
Keith Law
3:40
I do not print this information until players have signed, because the NCAA is the worst.
Ridley Kemp
3:41
Howdy Keith, I have a non-baseball Arizona question for you: My wife and I want to move to a smaller town in the desert. We love but can't afford Marfa, so we're looking at Bisbee. Have you ever been there, and do you have any impressions to share? I want the truth to be said.
Keith Law
3:41
Never been. Sedona was lovely, though.
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