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Smokey
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helm looks like he's got a little Bob Horner in him.

Following our farm system should be a lot of fun for the next few years.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I absolutely love this draft so far. A nice balance of upside and risk, with a shitload of talent added. Can't wait to see how this draft looks in 2-3 years.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smokey wrote:
Helm looks like he's got a little Bob Horner in him.


Interesting comparison - what makes you think that?

Isnt he one of the guys who never played in the minors - or am i thinking of someone else?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

qudjy1 wrote:

Isnt he one of the guys who never played in the minors - or am i thinking of someone else?


Correct, Horner went straight from ASU to MLB.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

qudjy1 wrote:
Smokey wrote:
Helm looks like he's got a little Bob Horner in him.


Interesting comparison - what makes you think that?

Isnt he one of the guys who never played in the minors - or am i thinking of someone else?


That's him. I was a huge Braves fan growing up because of WTBS so I saw the tail end of Horner's career--a pretty upright stance, very short and compact swing that generated a hell of a lot more power than you'd expect--dude had Popeye forearms.

Helm's swing and build (from what I could gather on that youtube video) looked pretty similar.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smokey wrote:
qudjy1 wrote:
Smokey wrote:
Helm looks like he's got a little Bob Horner in him.


Interesting comparison - what makes you think that?

Isnt he one of the guys who never played in the minors - or am i thinking of someone else?


That's him. I was a huge Braves fan growing up because of WTBS so I saw the tail end of Horner's career--a pretty upright stance, very short and compact swing that generated a hell of a lot more power than you'd expect--dude had Popeye forearms.

Helm's swing and build (from what I could gather on that youtube video) looked pretty similar.


Interesting - thanks.

I do like the short compact approach that helm seeps to have. I can see him having success.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Klaw gives us the distinction of best draft

http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/insider/news/story?id=4409866

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The D-backs had a slew of picks, but unlike some other teams with extra selections, they made them count, grabbing six players from my top 100. They mixed in the usual Diamondback safe-college-guy picks, but added some upside with two good high school bats in Bobby Borchering and Matt Davidson, a potential impact middle infielder in prep shortstop Chris Owings, and a late wild card in local product Matt Helm, a commit to the University of Arizona who probably would have gone within the top five rounds if he hadn't been hurt much of his senior spring. The Diamondbacks had a budget to work with but didn't punt any picks or go excessively cheap on the first day, and they roped in a good mix of potential impact players and safe prospect depth.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helm was going to play on some summer travel team. Anyone know how he did?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Top 10 draft picks from 2009 thru Aug 24th:

Borchering (MIS) .286 1HR 2RBI

Pollock (SB) .265 3HR 22RBI

Davidson (YAK) .252 2HR 27RBI

Owings (MIS) .333 1HR 5RBI

Belfiore (MIS) 1-2 2.52ERA

Smith (SB) 0-3 4.21ERA

Krauss (SB) .304 2HR 17RBI (DL)

Broxton (MIS) .245 9HR 30RBI

Nick (MIS) .291 4HR 28RBI

Wheeler (YAK) .345 5HR 35RBI
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ohdbacks wrote:
Top 10 draft picks from 2009 thru Aug 24th:

Borchering (MIS) .286 1HR 2RBI

Pollock (SB) .265 3HR 22RBI

Davidson (YAK) .252 2HR 27RBI

Owings (MIS) .333 1HR 5RBI

Belfiore (MIS) 1-2 2.52ERA

Smith (SB) 0-3 4.21ERA

Krauss (SB) .304 2HR 17RBI (DL)

Broxton (MIS) .245 9HR 30RBI

Nick (MIS) .291 4HR 28RBI

Wheeler (YAK) .345 5HR 35RBI


finally starting to get a sample size on some of these guys

Yakima - Wheeler and Greer performing well. Davidson scuffling and Helm has only 3 games under his belt.

Missoula- Goldschmidt dominating, Nick holding his own, Broxton meh. Borchering and Owings just getting started. Belfiore and Chase Anderson pitching well.

South Bend - Krauss is solid, Pollock meh.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eric Smith promoted to South Bend and had a good start tonight--6 innings, 5 k's, 1 ER. He had an insane ground ball/fly ball rate at Missoula, 2.6 to 1. I wonder if this is performance based promotion or more a need for a pitcher in South Bend. Regardless, nice to see a good start.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From MILB.com

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Paul Goldschmidt on Sunday equaled Missoula records for home runs (16) and doubles (25) in a season.


http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=1B&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=502671

That is quite an impressive debut for Paul.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

levski wrote:
From MILB.com

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Paul Goldschmidt on Sunday equaled Missoula records for home runs (16) and doubles (25) in a season.


http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=1B&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=502671

That is quite an impressive debut for Paul.


He broke the record with a grand slam tonight. Hit it to center about 10 feet infront of me. A buddy of mine caught it, a couple minutes later the grounds crew came out and said that Paul wanted the ball so they traded my buddy a cracked bat Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BA has started its annual Top Prospects list for each of the minor leagues, and our draft is really looking fantastic. Rankings (which you can see for free at http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/ ) are as follows: Pioneer league, Bobby Borchering (3), Chris Owings (7), Mike Belfiore (12) and David Nick (19); and from the Northwest League, Ryan Wheeler (6) and Matt Davidson (9). A.J. Pollock might make the Midwest League Top 20 when its issued tomorrow--and Marc Krauss could have if he wouldn't have been injured earlier this summer.

Other than the rankings, all other info is for subscribers only. Scouting reports from the draft tell some of the story, but there is a lot more info in these BA reports than anywhere else. And I will add that after reading the reports and following Ryan Wheeler all summer, I'm more excited about him as a prospect than anybody in the system (anybody who has a fully intact ulnar collateral ligament, that is).

EDIT: the Midwest League results are in with A.J. Pollock at 13. Marc Krauss would have been right around there, had he not gotten hurt fairly early.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From Midwest League Top 20 Prospects Chat With Jim Callis

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Jim Callis: I like Mark Krauss and he would have ranked in the 11-15 range if he hadn't gotten hurt just before getting enough at-bats to qualify. I really believe in the bat, and one scout comped him to Lyle Overbay with perhaps more power.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just put up part one of a 5 part series that reviews the debut seasons of the players that the dbacks signed out of the 2009 draft... go check it out.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lisa Winston / MLB.com today wrote:
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With the D-backs signing 37 of their 55 picks and the first 29, not that many fit this bill, but two of note are shortstop Taylor Wrenn, whose father, Luke, is a D-backs scout. Wrenn is heading to USC. Also unsigned is first baseman Jake Williams, the son of former D-backs star and current front-office executive Matt Williams.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Front office executive Matt Williams? Boy, he won't have too easy of a time coaching first base from up there...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SheriffWannaBe wrote:
Front office executive Matt Williams? Boy, he won't have too easy of a time coaching first base from up there...


Chip Hale often ended up in the club seats after he started to propel himself up like a single engine Cessna
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baldmaga wrote:
SheriffWannaBe wrote:
Front office executive Matt Williams? Boy, he won't have too easy of a time coaching first base from up there...


Chip Hale often ended up in the club seats after he started to propel himself up like a single engine Cessna


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