LHP Chris Beck and OF Victor Roache graduate today. Hopefully, Vic can accept the diploma with his healing wing.
Nathan Rode -
A few of us writers here at MMs keep going around and around on Lance. None of us things he sucks but none of us agree what he’s worth to a major league team. We all assumed when the first mock drafts came out that this kid was the best kid in the draft. He definitely dominated all the press before the 2011 draft and there seemed to be no question that he was the next in the line of super picks. It just was wrong. He’s great, but he’s not Harper or Strasburg. I’ve read some of the best pundits and most project him as a middle reliever. It’s amazing how somebody can do that when the kid is still in high school. Look, God gives you the velo and this kid has it. Isn’t everything else teachable? Whatever. In my book, he’s not worth a #12 and he won’t be around by the Mets sup-1 pick. Back-end first rounder at worst or one of the West Coast teams will pick him early.
Courtney Hawkins -
Kendall Rogers -
Adam Foster -
Kyle Zimmer -
GSU LHP Chris Beck – 4.3-IP, 10-H, 3-R, 3-K, 3-BB, 91-P – Beck graduated with questionable outings against inferior competition. Where do you draft this kid? 14-G, 13-ST, 4-6, 3.86, 99-K, 24-BB, 86.2-IP. I don’t know… right now I’d say sup-1.
St. Mary’s Martin Acosta – 8.0-IP, 6-H, 1-R, 12-K, 1-BB, 104-P – we know the competition is suspect, but stat line is impressive: 12-G, 12-ST, 8-2, 2.37, 87.1-IP, 74-K, 24-BB. A few too many walks at this level and a few too little strikeouts… 3rd round?
CSF Dylan Florio – 6.3-IP, 9-H, 7-R, 2-K, 1-BB, W – so, do you go home happy after getting accredited for a win when you gave up seven runs? Florio has bee dominant all season long so we’re going to give him a pass on this one. I still see him being drafted on the first day, but probably as a sup-pick.