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Look back at the 2007 draft

 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:04 am    Post subject: Look back at the 2007 draft Reply with quote

http://www.azcentral.com/members/Blog/NickPiecoro/60920

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C Ed Easley, supplemental first round, No. 61: This is one the club immediately regretted. The debate in the draft room was between Easley and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point RHP Jordan Zimmermann. They went with Easley, who has proceeded to hit .240 with a .660 OPS in parts of three minor league seasons. Zimmermann just underwent elbow surgery, but he was one of baseball's best pitching prospects for the Nationals.


IIRC, Easley was selected because of the perceived lack of catching depth in the organization...
Figures...

That 2007 really is looking awful. It all hinges on Parker now...
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 2007 draft thread

http://forum.diamondbacksbullpen.org/viewtopic.php?t=2374&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=25

Ironically, the so called "analysts" seemed to like the Dbacks draft better than we did, when the early picks were announced...
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Nick, but he must have been watching a different AFL if he thinks Frey was impressive. Frey is even smaller than I thought and hit 288/350/384 in the fall. For comparison, the team hit 296/362/474.

I think it was Dre who said you do not draft for need. I agree. I think need should only be a tie a breaker.

Frey is hitting 256/341/317 at Mobile. Is he another Cape Cod league alum?

Interesting article.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

D-backs took a lot of low risk low reward players with this draft.
They took Roemer over Jordan Zimmermann

They could have had Mike Stanton over Barry Enright. Stanton signed for $475,000 and Enright $441,000

Andrew Lambo over Sean Morgan.

They did okay in 5th round considering the Braves took Dennis Dixon. A guy that did not play baseball for 5 years.

You just change those two picks and your looking at your #1, #2, or #3 prospect between the two with Parker taking the other slot.

Draft really gets bad after Round 10 for the D-backs.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SS Rey Navarro, third round: Navarro has hit just .257 with a .645 OPS, but he might still retain some value since he has athleticism, a good glove and can switch hit, making him a possible utility-type player down the line. He also has been young for his level, so he might further develop as a hitter. He’ll need to.

I'm not real impressed with Rey. I don't see that he's got a great deal of range and he's slow from Glove to Throw. He just does not get rid of the ball fast enough.

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