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Who do you want the Braves to take at #3?...... Poll

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Who do you want to see drafted by the Braves?

AJ Puk
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Jason Groome
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33%
Kyle Lewis
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33%
Corey Ray
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33%
Riley Pint
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Nick Senzel
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Total votes: 6

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Who do you want the Braves to take at #3?...... Poll 

Post#1 » by Nemesis21 » Sat Jun 4, 2016 10:56 pm

I'm torn between Groome and Ray. If Groome falls past the first two picks, it's a no brainier for the Braves to take him right? But we did just stock up on pitching prospects, the Braves could use a college bat who could move along the Minors quickly, to go along with Swanson.


I voted Ray, but would be happy with either Ray or Groome.
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Post#2 » by ATL Boy » Sun Jun 5, 2016 5:53 am

Went Kyle Lewis. Don't underestimate Coppy taking another pitcher though. Pitchers are the most valued currency in the game of baseball, pitching wins playoff games (as we saw with the 90's Braves against teams like the Astros, Indians, and Phillies).

AJ Puk is the consensus number 1 selection. I went with the College bat out of the Braves' backyard here in Georgia. I won't be mad to see them take Groome, but we need to beef up our offense in the minors, we already have two projected top of the rotation lefties in Allord and Newcomb.
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Post#3 » by Nemesis21 » Sun Jun 5, 2016 3:37 pm

ATL Boy wrote:Went Kyle Lewis. Don't underestimate Coppy taking another pitcher though. Pitchers are the most valued currency in the game of baseball, pitching wins playoff games (as we saw with the 90's Braves against teams like the Astros, Indians, and Phillies).

AJ Puk is the consensus number 1 selection. I went with the College bat out of the Braves' backyard here in Georgia. I won't be mad to see them take Groome, but we need to beef up our offense in the minors, we already have two projected top of the rotation lefties in Allord and Newcomb.



I like Ray and Lewis, but prefer Ray.
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Post#4 » by Ruzious » Sun Jun 5, 2016 10:39 pm

I gotta go with Ray. He looks so much like a young left-handed version of Ron Gant.
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Post#5 » by JDR720 » Tue Jun 7, 2016 11:22 pm

we worked out lewis and was very impressed. so im gonna say lewis.
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Post#6 » by Ruzious » Thu Jun 9, 2016 2:16 pm

JDR720 wrote:we worked out lewis and was very impressed. so im gonna say lewis.

I would definitely not complain about getting Lewis. We need power, and he's the highest rated power hitter in the draft. Quick bat, improved pitch selection, a college player so we shouldn't have to wait too many years for him to develop. Ray or Lewis should be the pick. No pitcher please.

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Post#7 » by JDR720 » Thu Jun 9, 2016 8:03 pm

sounds like we dont like lewis anymore and instead we will pick anderson the pither or ray.

hopefully ray, we dont need another pitcher.
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Post#8 » by Nemesis21 » Thu Jun 9, 2016 9:38 pm

Ray, we need a bat. I've read that Ray is the biggest power-speed guy in the draft and some scouts are worried about all that goes on in Lewis swing and the competition he faced at Mercer. Also wouldn't be mad if they took Groome.
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Post#9 » by JDR720 » Thu Jun 9, 2016 11:25 pm

and we pick Ian Anderson, a pither from highschool.

we're just gonna have a 9 man pitching rotation. hopefully we go offense with the rest of our picks today.
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Post#10 » by Nemesis21 » Thu Jun 9, 2016 11:39 pm

JDR720 wrote:and we pick Ian Anderson, a pither from highschool.

we're just gonna have a 9 man pitching rotation. hopefully we go offense with the rest of our picks today.



Who the f**k is Ian Anderson? Should have been Ray. :banghead:
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Post#11 » by Ruzious » Thu Jun 9, 2016 11:53 pm

JDR720 wrote:and we pick Ian Anderson, a pither from highschool.

we're just gonna have a 9 man pitching rotation. hopefully we go offense with the rest of our picks today.

LOL, I assumed they'd pick a college OFer, and they pick a HS pitcher. Oh well, I guess they know better than we do. He does seem like a great prospect. 18 year old with a 93 MPH fastball that touches 97 and has excellent movement. And he's very projectable - he's skinny now and expected to add a lot of weight in the next few years - which usually means his fastball will get faster. We'll see.
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Post#12 » by jdm3 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:29 am

He could be a solid guy for us or a solid trade chip for a bat. It is always easy to trade upside young pitchers to grab a hitter.
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Post#13 » by HMFFL » Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:38 am

I must admit that I have very little knowledge regarding the prospects in the draft.
However, here is.....
5) Brewers: Corey Ray, OF, University of Louisville: Hailing from the Chicago area, Ray had an outstanding season for Louisville, hitting .319/.396/.562 with 15 homers and 44 steals this year, with 35 walks and 39 strikeouts in 260 at-bats. He has broad physical tools including speed and power. http://www.minorleagueball.com/2016/6/9/11898506/2016-mlb-draft-day-one

It appears that we passed on a hell of a talent.
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Post#16 » by HMFFL » Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:41 am

Those are the two picks so far.
Here is to begin the second round.

SECOND ROUND

42) Phillies

43) Reds

44) Braves
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Post#17 » by JDR720 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:43 am

with pick 40 we get another HS pitcher Joey Wentz at 40, has a good bit of hitting power for a pitcher. and at 44 we get another HS pitcher Kyle Muller, he also has some power hitting for a P.

i guess we are gonna have an all pitcher lineup
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Post#18 » by Ruzious » Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:16 pm

Ya know what - I respect going for the BPA, and clearly the Braves didn't go for specific needs. Otherwise, they'd have picked some bats. And I respect that they had the guts to pick HSers - showing they have faith in their scouts and not just picking college guys who seem close to being ready but just have average ceilings. I was hoping for bats, but I'm impressed with their sticking to their guns on taking the BPA. In the long run, this is the right thing to do.
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Post#19 » by Ruzious » Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:50 pm

Braves take Pac 12 POY catcher Brett Cumberland with the 76th pick - which they got from Baltimore in the Matusz trade. He's a power hitter and could advance quickly through the system. This pick definitely fills a need in the system.
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Post#20 » by Nemesis21 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:48 pm

I really wanted Ray. If you're going for a HS arm, why not Groome?
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