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Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by 9erfan4life:
Jacob Turner out of Westminster Christian Academy in St. Louis

6-foot-5, 205-pound workhorse pitcher, fits the kind of profile the Tigers covet.

His power arm consistently fires fastballs in the mid- to upper-90s

7-2 record and an 0.60 ERA, striking out 113 batters over 58 1/3 innings with 13 walks.

Among the individual games was a one-hit, 18-strikeout performance.

Sounds promising

I faced Jacob Turner. Dudes a stud..un-hittable..well for me atleast

I would've preferred Turner over Wheeler. Just think he has more upside as a power pitcher....oh well.
Originally posted by GoFD74:
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by 9erfan4life:
Jacob Turner out of Westminster Christian Academy in St. Louis

6-foot-5, 205-pound workhorse pitcher, fits the kind of profile the Tigers covet.

His power arm consistently fires fastballs in the mid- to upper-90s

7-2 record and an 0.60 ERA, striking out 113 batters over 58 1/3 innings with 13 walks.

Among the individual games was a one-hit, 18-strikeout performance.

Sounds promising

I faced Jacob Turner. Dudes a stud..un-hittable..well for me atleast

I would've preferred Turner over Wheeler. Just think he has more upside as a power pitcher....oh well.

Boras client and will get way over slot. If the Giants were simply taking the best prospect then Matzek was the best choice. Matzek and Turner are both going to be problems in negotiations.
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Originally posted by socalfan21:
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by 9erfan4life:
Jacob Turner out of Westminster Christian Academy in St. Louis

6-foot-5, 205-pound workhorse pitcher, fits the kind of profile the Tigers covet.

His power arm consistently fires fastballs in the mid- to upper-90s

7-2 record and an 0.60 ERA, striking out 113 batters over 58 1/3 innings with 13 walks.

Among the individual games was a one-hit, 18-strikeout performance.

Sounds promising

I faced Jacob Turner. Dudes a stud..un-hittable..well for me atleast

Well that is why he is in the majors and you aren't

Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by socalfan21:
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by 9erfan4life:
Jacob Turner out of Westminster Christian Academy in St. Louis

6-foot-5, 205-pound workhorse pitcher, fits the kind of profile the Tigers covet.

His power arm consistently fires fastballs in the mid- to upper-90s

7-2 record and an 0.60 ERA, striking out 113 batters over 58 1/3 innings with 13 walks.

Among the individual games was a one-hit, 18-strikeout performance.

Sounds promising

I faced Jacob Turner. Dudes a stud..un-hittable..well for me atleast

Well that is why he is in the majors and you aren't


jrg how you feelin about your pick? pretty happy no doubt
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by GoFD74:
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by 9erfan4life:
Jacob Turner out of Westminster Christian Academy in St. Louis

6-foot-5, 205-pound workhorse pitcher, fits the kind of profile the Tigers covet.

His power arm consistently fires fastballs in the mid- to upper-90s

7-2 record and an 0.60 ERA, striking out 113 batters over 58 1/3 innings with 13 walks.

Among the individual games was a one-hit, 18-strikeout performance.

Sounds promising

I faced Jacob Turner. Dudes a stud..un-hittable..well for me atleast

I would've preferred Turner over Wheeler. Just think he has more upside as a power pitcher....oh well.

Boras client and will get way over slot. If the Giants were simply taking the best prospect then Matzek was the best choice. Matzek and Turner are both going to be problems in negotiations.

True, but you sometimes get what you pay for, and when your park is not built for power, you should do all you can to invest in the best young power arms available. I like Wheeler and think he'll be fine, I just think guys like Matzek and Turner are much better investments (even if they're going to cost more).

But I get why they passed on both.
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Originally posted by IdentityCrisis:
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by socalfan21:
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by 9erfan4life:
Jacob Turner out of Westminster Christian Academy in St. Louis

6-foot-5, 205-pound workhorse pitcher, fits the kind of profile the Tigers covet.

His power arm consistently fires fastballs in the mid- to upper-90s

7-2 record and an 0.60 ERA, striking out 113 batters over 58 1/3 innings with 13 walks.

Among the individual games was a one-hit, 18-strikeout performance.

Sounds promising

I faced Jacob Turner. Dudes a stud..un-hittable..well for me atleast

Well that is why he is in the majors and you aren't


jrg how you feelin about your pick? pretty happy no doubt

I haven't been AS much into the draft this year (been following the NBA playoffs mainly)..but from what I've heard Shelby Miller is pretty damn good. Apparently slipped down to us..I've seen him going in the Top 10.
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by IdentityCrisis:
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by socalfan21:
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by 9erfan4life:
Jacob Turner out of Westminster Christian Academy in St. Louis

6-foot-5, 205-pound workhorse pitcher, fits the kind of profile the Tigers covet.

His power arm consistently fires fastballs in the mid- to upper-90s

7-2 record and an 0.60 ERA, striking out 113 batters over 58 1/3 innings with 13 walks.

Among the individual games was a one-hit, 18-strikeout performance.

Sounds promising

I faced Jacob Turner. Dudes a stud..un-hittable..well for me atleast

Well that is why he is in the majors and you aren't


jrg how you feelin about your pick? pretty happy no doubt

I haven't been AS much into the draft this year (been following the NBA playoffs mainly)..but from what I've heard Shelby Miller is pretty damn good. Apparently slipped down to us..I've seen him going in the Top 10.

Oh he is DAMN good for where you got him. He was definitely considered top 10-15 so you guys got a steal.
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/draft2009/news/story?id=4246340

FIRST ROUND
1. Washington Nationals -- Stephen Strasburg, RHP, San Diego State
2. Seattle Mariners -- Dustin Ackley, OF, Univ. of North Carolina
3. San Diego Padres -- Donavan Tate, OF, Cartersville (Ga.) HS
4. Pittsburgh Pirates -- Tony Sanchez, C, Boston College
5. Baltimore Orioles -- Matt Hobgood, RHP, Norco (Calif.) HS
6. San Francisco Giants -- Zack Wheeler, RHP, East Paulding HS, Dallas, Ga.
7. Atlanta Braves -- Mike Minor, LHP, Vanderbilt
8. Cincinnati Reds -- Mike Leake, RHP, Arizona State
9. Detroit Tigers -- Jacob Turner, RHP, Westminster Christian Academy, St. Louis, Mo.
10. Washington Nationals -- Drew Storen, RHP, Stanford
11. Colorado Rockies -- Tyler Matzek, LHP, Capistrano Valley HS, Mission Viejo, Calif.
12. Kansas City Royals -- Aaron Crow, RHP, Fort Worth Cats
13. Oakland Athletics -- Grant Green, SS, University of Southern California
14. Texas Rangers -- Matt Purke, LHP, Klein HS, Spring, Texas
15. Cleveland Indians -- Alex White, RHP, Univ. of North Carolina
16. Arizona Diamondbacks -- Bobby Borchering, 3B, Bishop Verot School, Fort Myers, Fla.
17. Arizona Diamondbacks -- A.J. Pollock, CF, Notre Dame
18. Florida Marlins -- Chad James, LHP, Yukon (Okla.) HS
19. St. Louis Cardinals -- Shelby Miller, RHP, Brownwood (Texas) HS
20. Toronto Blue Jays -- Chad Jenkins, RHP, Kennesaw State University
21. Houston Astros -- Jiovanni Mier, SS, Bonita HS, La Verne, Calif.
22. Minnesota Twins -- Kyle Gibson, RHP, Univ. of Missouri
23. Chicago White Sox -- Jared Mitchell, OF, LSU
24. Los Angeles Angels -- Randal Grichuk, LF, Lamar Consolidated HS, Rosenberg, Texas
25. Los Angeles Angels -- Mike Trout, CF, Millville (N.J.) HS
26. Milwaukee Brewers -- Eric Arnett, RHP, Indiana Univ.
27. Seattle Mariners -- Nick Franklin, SS, Lake Brantley HS, Altamonte Springs, Fla.
28. Boston Red Sox -- Reymond Fuentes, CF, Fernando Callejo HS, Manati, P.R.
29. New York Yankees -- Slade Heathcott, CF, Texas HS, Texarkana, Texas
30. Tampa Bay Rays -- Levon Washington, OF, Buchholz HS, Gainesville, Fla.
31. Chicago Cubs -- Brett Jackson, OF, Univ. of California
32. Colorado Rockies -- Tim Wheeler, OF, Sacramento State

COMP ROUND A
33. Seattle Mariners -- Steven Baron, C, John A. Ferguson HS, Miami
34. Colorado Rockies -- Rex Brothers, LHP, Lipscomb University
35. Arizona Diamondbacks -- Matthew Davidson, 3B, Yucaipa (Calif.) HS
36. Los Angeles Dodgers -- Aaron Miller, LHP, Baylor
37. Toronto Blue Jays -- James Paxton, LHP, Kentucky
38. Chicago White Sox -- Josh Phegley, C, Indiana
39. Milwaukee Brewers -- Kentrail Davis, CF, Tennessee
40. Los Angeles Angels -- Tyler Skaggs, LHP, Santa Monica (Calif.) HS
41. Arizona Diamondbacks -- Christopher Owings, SS, Gilbert (S.C.) HS
42. Los Angeles Angels -- Garrett Richards, RHP, Oklahoma
43. Cincinnati Reds -- Brad Boxberger, RHP, USC
44. Texas Rangers -- Tanner Scheppers, RHP, St. Paul Saints
45. Arizona Diamondbacks -- Mike Belfiore, LHP, Boston College
46. Minnesota Twins -- Matt Bashore, LHP, Indiana
47. Milwaukee Brewers -- Kyle Heckathorn, RHP, Kennesaw State University
48. Los Angeles Angels -- Tyler Kehrer, LHP, Eastern Illinois
49. Pittsburgh Pirates -- Victor Black, RHP, Dallas Baptist University

SECOND ROUND
50. Washington Nationals -- Jeff Kobernus, 2B, California
51. Seattle Mariners -- Rich Poythress, 1B, Georgia
52. San Diego Padres -- Everett Williams, CF, McCallum HS, Austin, Texas
53. Pittsburgh Pirates -- Brooks Pounders, RHP, Temecula (Calif.) Valley HS
54. Baltimore Orioles -- Mychal Givens, RHP, Plant HS, Tampa, Fla.
55. San Francisco Giants -- Tommy Joseph, C, Horizon HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.
56. Los Angeles Dodgers -- Blake Smith, RHP, California
57. Cincinnati Reds -- Billy Hamilton, SS, Taylorsville (Miss.) HS
58. Detroit Tigers -- Andy Oliver, LHP, Oklahoma State
59. Colorado Rockies -- Nolan Arenado, 3B, El Toro (Calif.) HS
60. Arizona Diamondbacks -- Eric Smith, RHP, Rhode Island
61. Chicago White Sox -- Trayce Thompson, OF, Santa Margarita HS, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
62. Texas Rangers -- Tom Mendonca, 3B, Fresno State
63. Cleveland Indians -- Jason Kipnis, CF, Arizona State
64. Arizona Diamondbacks -- Marc Krauss, OF, Ohio University
65. Los Angeles Dodgers -- Garrett Gould, RHP, Maize HS, Wichita, Kan.
66. Florida Marlins -- Bryan Berglund, RHP, Royal HS, Simi Valley, Calif.
67. St. Louis Cardinals -- Robert Stock, C, USC
68. Toronto Blue Jays -- Jake Eliopoulos, LHP, Sacred Heart Catholic HS, Newmarket, Ontario
69. Houston Astros -- Tanner Bushue, RHP, Farina (Ill.) South Central HS
70. Minnesota Twins -- Billy Bullock, RHP, Florida
71. Chicago White Sox -- David Holmberg, LHP, Port Charlotte (Fla.) HS
72. New York Mets -- Steven Matz, LHP, Ward Melville HS, East Setauket, N.Y.
73. Milwaukee Brewers -- Maxwell Walla, RF, Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, N.M.
74. Milwaukee Brewers -- Cameron Garfield, C, Murrieta Valley HS, Calif.
75. Philadelphia Phillies -- Kelly Dugan, CF, Notre Dame HS, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
76. New York Yankees -- J.R. Murphy, C, Pendleton HS, Bradenton, Fla.
77. Boston Red Sox -- Alex Wilson, RHP, Texas A&M
78. Tampa Bay Rays -- Kenny Diekroeger, SS, Menlo HS, Atherton, Calif.
79. Chicago Cubs -- D.J. LeMahieu, INF, LSU
80. Los Angeles Angels -- Patrick Corbin, LHP, Chipola College

THIRD ROUND
81. Washington Nationals -- Trevor Holder, RHP, Georgia
82. Seattle Mariners -- Kyle Seager, 2B, North Carolina
83. San Diego Padres -- Gerald Sullivan, RHP, Oral Roberts
84. Pittsburgh Pirates -- Evan Chambers, CF, Hillsborough CC
85. Baltimore Orioles -- Tyler Townsend, 1B, Florida International
86. San Francisco Giants -- Christopher Dominguez, 3B, Louisville
87. Atlanta Braves -- David Hale, RHP, Princeton
88. Cincinnati Reds -- Don Joseph, LHP, Houston
89. Detroit Tigers -- Wade Gaynor, 3B, Western Kentucky
90. Colorado Rockies -- Benjamin Paulsen, 1B, Clemson
91. Kansas City Royals -- William Myers, C, Wesleyan Christian Academy, High Point, N.C.
92. Oakland A's -- Justin Marks, LHP, Louisville
93. Texas Rangers -- Robert Erlin, LHP, Scotts Valley (Calif.) HS
94. Cleveland Indians -- Joseph Gardner, RHP, UC Santa Barbara
95. Arizona Diamondbacks -- Keon Broxton, 3B, Santa Fe CC
96. Los Angeles Dodgers -- Brett Wallach, RHP, Orange Coast College
97. Florida Marlins -- Da'Shon Cooper, CF, Edison HS, Calif.
98. St. Louis Cardinals -- Joseph Kelly, RHP, UC Riverside
99. Toronto Blue Jays -- Jake Barrett, RHP, Desert Ridge HS, Mesa, Ariz.
100. Houston Astros -- Telvin Nash, LF, Griffin (Ga.) HS
101. Minnesota Twins -- Benjamin Tootle, RHP, Jacksonville State
102. Chicago White Sox -- Bryan Morgado, LHP, Tennessee
103. New York Mets -- Robert Shields, SS, Florida Southern College
104. Toronto Blue Jays -- Jacob Marisnick, CF, Riverside (Calif.) Poly HS
105. Milwaukee Brewers -- Joshua Prince, SS, Tulane
106. Philadelphia Phillies -- Kyrell Hudson, CF, Evergreen HS, Wash.
107. Boston Red Sox -- David Renfroe, SS, South Panola HS, Miss.
108. Tampa Bay Rays -- Todd Glaesmann, CF, Midway HS, Hewitt, Texas
109. Chicago Cubs -- Austin Kirk, LHP, Owasso (Okla.) HS
110. Los Angeles Angels -- Joshua Spence, LHP, Arizona State

COMP ROUND B
111. Houston Astros -- Jonathan Meyer, 3B, Simi Valley (Calif.) HS

FOURTH ROUND
112. Washington Nationals -- Anthony Morris, RHP, Kansas State
113. Seattle Mariners -- James Jones, LHP, Long Island Univ.
114. San Diego Padres -- Keyvius Sampson, RHP, Ocala (Fla.) HS
115. Pittsburgh Pirates -- Zack Dodson, LHP, Medina Valley HS
116. Baltimore Orioles -- Randy Henry, RHP, South Mountain CC
117. San Francisco Giants -- Jason Stoffel, RHP, Univ. of Arizona
118. Atlanta Braves -- Mycal Jones, SS, Miami Dade CC South
119. Cincinnati Reds -- Mark Fleury, C, Univ. of North Carolina
120. Detroit Tigers -- Edwin Gomez, SS, Puerto Rico BB Academy HS
121. Colorado Rockies -- Kent Matthes, RF, Univ. of Alabama
122. Kansas City Royals -- Chris Dwyer, LHP, Clemson
123. Oakland A's -- Max Stassi, C, Yuba City (Calif.) HS
124. Texas Rangers -- Andrew Doyle, RHP, Univ. of Oklahoma
125. Cleveland Indians -- Kyle Bellows, 3B, San Jose State
126. Arizona Diamondbacks -- David Nick, SS, Cypress (Calif.) HS
127. Los Angeles Dodgers -- Angelo Songco, CF, Loyola Marymount
128. Florida Marlins -- Daniel Mahoney, RHP, Univ. of Connecticut
129. St. Louis Cardinals -- Joseph Bittle, RHP, Univ. of Mississippi
130. Toronto Blue Jays -- Ryan Goins, SS, Dallas Baptist Univ.
131. Houston Astros -- B.J. Hyatt, RHP, Univ. of South Carolina
132. Minnesota Twins -- Derek McCallum, 2B, Univ. of Minnesota
133. Chicago White Sox -- Matt Heidenreich, RHP, Temescal Canyon (Calif.) HS
134. New York Mets -- Darrell Ceciliani, CF, Columbia Basin CC
135. New York Yankees -- Adam Warren, RHP, Univ. of North Carolina
136. Milwaukee Brewers -- Steven Hall, RHP, T.J. Hanna HS (S.C.)
137. Philadelphia Phillies -- Adam Buschini, 2B, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
138. Boston Red Sox -- Jeremy Hazelbaker, CF, Ball State
139. Tampa Bay Rays -- Luke Bailey, C, Troup Spring HS, La Grange, Ga.
140. Chicago Cubs -- Chris Rusin, LHP, Univ. of Kentucky
141. Los Angeles Angels -- Wesley Hatton, 2B, Norco (Calif.) HS Miguel Pena, LHP, La Hoya HS
143. Seattle Mariners -- Tyler Blandford, RHP, Oklahoma State
144. San Diego Padres -- Jason Hagerty, C, Univ. of Miami
145. Pittsburgh Pirates
146. Baltimore Orioles
147. San Francisco Giants
148. Atlanta Braves
149. Cincinnati Reds
150. Detroit Tigers
151. Colorado Rockies
152. Kansas City Royals
153. Oakland A's
154. Texas Rangers
155. Cleveland Indians
156. Arizona Diamondbacks
157. Los Angeles Dodgers
158. Florida Marlins
159. St. Louis Cardinals
160. Toronto Blue Jays
161. Houston Astros
162. Minnesota Twins
163. Chicago White Sox
164. New York Mets
165. New York Yankees
166. Milwaukee Brewers
167. Philadelphia Phillies
168. Boston Red Sox
169. Tampa Bay Rays
170. Chicago Cubs
171. Los Angeles Angels
Originally posted by 49erWill:
can anyone tell me how the angels did?

The angels did pretty well. They started out by picking up two big high school outfield bats. Their first round pick, Randal Grichuk won a high school home run contest recently.

They then went with a string of pitchers both lefties and righties that all present pretty good value. They drafted the UCLA 1st baseman that Im a fan of. In fact I like a lot of the position players they drafted. Overall pretty decent draft imo.

[ Edited by IdentityCrisis on Jun 11, 2009 at 18:32:55 ]
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Anybody notice the D-Backs had 5 picks in the first 45 of the draft. That's insane.
So Boras still has 6 first rounders unsigned...does anyone else think this system is seriously flawed?

The NBA does it right as far as rookie contract scale, IMO.
Here's hoping the Giants don't sign Zack Wheeler!

You guys should've known better than to take him away from his hometown Braves!
Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter just said Strasburg signed with Washington. Something like 15.6 mill. No word on others. I know Tate (#3) signed with SD.
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