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2018 MLB Draft June 4th - June 8th

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  • #76
    Originally posted by SPEShockAlum View Post

    Two of these guys are tied to Mississippi State - one current player and a signee. I seem to remember a Top 3 pick out of HS deciding to honor his commitment to TCU a couple of years ago as well. That is some serious selling going on in the college ranks to get a kid (and his family) to pass on that kind of cash.
    I think all 4 of the guys listed in this article were high school seniors with two committed to Mississippi State.

    One those MSU commitments, Carter Stewart , was the drafted by the Braves at $8 overall with a slot value just under $5 million. The article state he had some issues with his wrist show up in his team physical. The article also says he may go to Juco and re-enter the draft next year.

    Here is an article that says he and the Braves and pretty much agreen on a number around $4.5 million but that after the physical the Braves cooled considerably and only offered him 40% of slot or around $2 million. This article says the family didn't think the medical issue was all that serious and reported he would head to Eastern Florida State JUCO and re-enter the draft next year.

    Maybe in Stewart's case the family is taking an educated guess that the medical issues aren't that serious and waiting a year could mean and extra $2 million to $2.5 million.

    The other MSU commit who didn't sign was J.T. Ginn picked at #30 by the Dodgers. His slot value was around $2.25 million. The Dodgers reportedly offered him $2.4 million.

    But no doubt about it those are very significant bankrolls for an 18 year old kid to pass on. Hope it works out for them.

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    • #77
      Cody Tyler has been moved up to class A Advanced ball and is playing for the Lake Elsinore Storm. Seems to have only had a couple appearances in AZ before getting moved up.

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      • #78
        Great write up on Greyson, including a great pic of The Eck!

        Second round pick Greyson Jenista has been an absolute dynamo since being drafted by the Braves. All it took was a scouting report on Jenista coming out of the draft to know his appeal is his power…

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        • #79
          Originally posted by Downtown Shocker Brown View Post
          Great write up on Greyson, including a great pic of The Eck!
          Sure wish they’d use an updated photo with the new university logo.

          Rusty%20Eck%20Stadium%20on%20Wichita%20State%20University%20Campus-L.jpg
          "You Just Want to Slap The #### Outta Some People"

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          • #80
            Jenista named Rome Braves Player of the Month for July:

            .344 BA, 16 RBI, 3 SB, 1 HR.

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            • #81
              Jenista has been promoted to Advanced A Florida Frogs.

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              • #82
                13 games left in his first minor league season and Bohm has zero dingers. Who woulda thunk it?
                “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'My ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
                Isaac Asimov

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                • Shoxdad1969
                  Shoxdad1969 commented
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                  And Killgore was an all star
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