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Crawdad Chronicles 40.02 -New Orleans drafts long shot prospects

Post by JimBob2232 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:24 am

Today the New Orleans crawdads selected 2 interesting players in the supplemental round of the BBA draft, and another in the 2nd round. Both players appear to be Starting Pitchers, but we suspect GM Jim Roberts will be looking to convert them if they have any chance at making the big club.

First up is SP Jose Oliverez. https://statspl.us/brewster/player/44961?page=ratings With just a 4/6/7 rating as a SP, the crawdads are hoping he will make a 7/6/7 RP once he converts to a MR. His 5 above average pitches (7/6/6/6/6 potential) should also bump up to maybe a 9/9 Slider and Curveball. Hopefully his velocity bumps to a 95 as well.

Secondly is SP Jim Hall https://statspl.us/brewster/player/49205?page=dash . A 5/6/5 SP with 5 avbove average pitches (8/6/6/6/4). The crawdads are hoping with a MR conversion he can bump to a 7/6/5 with a 10/8 pitch potential and a nasty 98MPH velocity. His control might still need a bump to be a servicable MR at the BBA level, but with the lack of prospects in this draft, he was the best that Jim Roberts could find.

Then in the 2nd Round, New Orleans contineud the trend with SP Eduardo Rojas https://statspl.us/brewster/player/44210?page=dash Rojas is a 4/5/6 potential pitcher with 6 pitches (7/6/6/6/4/4). After the conversion Jim Roberts hopes he bumps to a 7/5/6 with 2 pitches with a 9/8 potential.

All in all, not the type of prospects most want to have in the first 2 rounds....but MR is a weakness in the New Orleans system. Hopefully this helps provide some depth in a much needed area.
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Re: Crawdad Chronicles 40.02 -New Orleans drafts long shot prospects

Post by Lane » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:16 am

Probably a good strategy in this draft. Im grabbing 2 pitch RPs with shots at being halfway decent pen arms.
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Re: Crawdad Chronicles 40.02 -New Orleans drafts long shot prospects

Post by RonCo » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:24 pm

Yep. Interesting gambit.
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Re: Crawdad Chronicles 40.02 -New Orleans drafts long shot prospects

Post by ae37jr » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:20 pm

I'm just going to throw them all back and try again next year.

I know we made some adjustments and this could be the new norm... and I'm fine with that. But these drafts have been all over the board. If I sign these guys and 2041 turns out to be a 2038-esq draft, I'll be kicking myself. I think this is probably the worst class I've seen. So by default next year has to be better.
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Re: Crawdad Chronicles 40.02 -New Orleans drafts long shot prospects

Post by JimBob2232 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:31 pm

yeah...but supplemental picks you cant...
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Re: Crawdad Chronicles 40.02 -New Orleans drafts long shot prospects

Post by 7teen » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:28 am

What both of you said...

I expect a lot of teams to punt this year in hopes next year is stronger... But I also worry about Round 2 next year solely because we're likely to have about 40 picks in Round 1 due to the amount of teams not signing their pick this year. An S-1 pick next year will likely be close to 45th pick.

But as Jim said, he didn't have that option so he had to find solid guys with S1 picks. I did the same with my Round 2 and 3 guys predicting those picks to be so late next season I'm better off finding value this year.
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Re: Crawdad Chronicles 40.02 -New Orleans drafts long shot prospects

Post by JimBob2232 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:23 pm

Except I dorked it up...and one of my supplemental guys is impossible to sign. Oh well.
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Re: Crawdad Chronicles 40.02 -New Orleans drafts long shot prospects

Post by Lane » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:59 pm

JimBob2232 wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:23 pm
Except I dorked it up...and one of my supplemental guys is impossible to sign. Oh well.
My round 1 guy is impossible but I'm gonna back up the brinks truck anyway. In general, I'd rather sign the guys this year than kick the picks down the road to next year's unknown draft.
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