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    2008 Amateur Draft

    Tim Beckham #1 overall, Gordon Beckham #8 to the Sox, Aaron Hicks to the Twins, Cubs up in a couple.



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    Re: 2008 Amateur Draft

    Yeah, the ESPN live tracker is keeping everyone well updated... Cubs go pitching IMO in the 1st round... just seems they've been tracking that way from everything i've read.


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    Re: 2008 Amateur Draft

    Anyone know of anyone with Iowa connections getting drafted?



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    Re: 2008 Amateur Draft

    Cubs take Cashner, closer from TCU.



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    Re: 2008 Amateur Draft

    19Chicago Cubs
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    Cashner could get to the big leagues this year. On his best days, he has two pitches that grade as 60. The slider is at 88 mph, and it's an out pitch. And he can run his fastball up to 98 mph. There's a question about his command; can he command his pitches? If he can, he can get to the big leagues right away as an impact relief pitcher.


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    Re: 2008 Amateur Draft

    Who did the A's take for their first pick?


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    Re: 2008 Amateur Draft

    Is this the draft that has like 50 rounds?



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    Re: 2008 Amateur Draft

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    Who did the A's take for their first pick?
    Richie Weeks' lil brother
    12Oakland AthleticsJemile Weeks2BMiami This is the riskiest pick so far. He can't play anywhere but second base in the infield, so he has to hit well enough to be a major league regular. He's a plus runner; he needs to be more contact-oriented with wood. With metal, he's too pull-oriented, and he'll have to adjust that. He has a better chance to be a plus defender at second base than his brother, Rickie Weeks.


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    Re: 2008 Amateur Draft

    According to Phil Rogers' mock draft (Chicago Tribune) the White Sox got the guy they wanted but thought would be long gone at that point...

    Mock draft: Rays set sights on Florida St. catcher -- ChicagoSports.com



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    Re: 2008 Amateur Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneu View Post
    Is this the draft that has like 50 rounds?
    or more... but yeah


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    Re: 2008 Amateur Draft

    There are 50 rounds - 1453 picks


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    Re: 2008 Amateur Draft

    It's just amazing that the staff is available for all the kids that get picked to have been seen by someone, somewhere. It's just a ridiculous amount, and i realize that each organization has something close to 200 players in it, so you need to fill out the rosters in the minors and such, but that's just an absurd amount of time you have to look into kids that will never get to the show, EVER


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    Re: 2008 Amateur Draft

    I think something like 98% of all players that sign a pro contract will never see the Majors. Something like 20% of first rounders ever make it.



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    Re: 2008 Amateur Draft

    Is it just me or is it hard to have the motivation to stay up on this stuff. You never know who is really going to make it, and sometimes even a very low round players becomes a bigger success than your round 1 picks. Just completely different than football.


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