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MASN: A look at the Rule 5 draft with Baseball America’s J.J. Cooper


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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 01:11 PM

MASN: A look at the Rule 5 draft with Baseball America’s J.J. Cooper

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 07:12 PM

My pick is Sterling Sharp. He has two seasons of AA ball under his belt so the jump to the majors won't be extreme. Stash him in the bullpen next year and if you think he can still develop into a major league starter in 2021, even better. 


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Posted 08 December 2019 - 02:13 AM

I think the notion of hiding a guy is sort of funny.

 

Why would the Orioles need to hide anyone?  They suck, great....start them.  perfect.

 

Teams that are competing need to hide a guy they want because roster spots matter for trying to influence the results of a game.

 

The Orioles are more comfortable losing than winning, so what would actually constitute a need to 'hide' a guy.

 

The Orioles used the Rule 5 every year from 2012 to 2018 while they, in theory, were trying to compete.

 

Of the 31 players that had 300+ PAs at SS, Richie Martin was the only one with an OPS under .600 (.575).  Obviously they don't care about the results of a Rule 5 pick last year or this year..



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Posted 08 December 2019 - 02:16 AM

My pick is Sterling Sharp. 

 

I like Sharp too.

 

My other pick is Shervyen Newton.  20 yr old switch-hitting MI.  Played 2B-SS-3B, 6'4" and good defensive profile.  Mets' #8 prospect.

 

Since it doesn't matter, why not.  Feels like the guy has some upside and it doesn't matter that he can't help you in an intentionally horrible season..



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Posted 08 December 2019 - 08:43 AM

I would pick the youngest guy that you feel can be a contributor down the road.

I don’t see the point of picking someone that is 26 or 27 years old.
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Posted 08 December 2019 - 10:39 AM

I'm curious to see how the expanded roster impacts how teams approach the Rule 5. I think more players will get taken and actually kept this season.
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Posted 08 December 2019 - 11:30 AM

I'm curious to see how the expanded roster impacts how teams approach the Rule 5. I think more players will get taken and actually kept this season.


Sure.

What is one of the big issues in the sport right now? People not wanting to pay a lot of money to so many middling vets.

This is yet another way you can potentially avoid that.

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 10:56 PM

I would pick the youngest guy that you feel can be a contributor down the road.

I don’t see the point of picking someone that is 26 or 27 years old.

Agreed, picking a 26 year old makes zero sense.  


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