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 Post subject: Baseball Americas biggest "coups" in this years draft
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:41 am 
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The question was, "Who would you say were the biggest bargains in the draft this year, players who slipped because of signability concerns but ended up signing anyway?"

BA compiled two lists, one for the first ten rounds, the second for rounds 11-50. Here is what they came up with:

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Biggest Coups, First 10 Rounds
1. Tim Melville, rhp, Royals (fourth round, $1.25 million, No. 15 on BA Top 200)
Kansas City got arguably the best high school pitcher in the draft in the fourth round.
2. Brett Hunter, rhp, Athletics (seventh round, $1.1 million, No. 51 on BA Top 200)
Elbow problems kept him from being a possible top-10 pick, but he's a steal if healthy.
3. Ross Seaton, rhp, Astros (supp. third round, $700,000, No. 28 on BA Top 200)
Savvy deal: second-round cash for a first-round talent in the supplemental third round.
4. Robbie Grossman, of, Pirates (sixth round, $1 million, No. 49 on BA Top 200)
Athletic switch-hitter adds to Pittsburgh's burgeoning outfield talent.
5. Ryan Westmoreland, of, Red Sox (fifth round, $2 million, No. 113 on BA Top 200)
Boston was glad to pay for his athleticism and offensive potential.


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Biggest Coups, Rounds 11-50
1. T.J. House, lhp, Indians (16th round, $750,000, No. 100 on BA Top 200)
Tulane commitment scared clubs away from his low-90s fastball and solid breaking stuff.
2. J.P. Ramirez, of, Nationals (15th round, $1 million, No. 155 on BA Top 200)
Best hitter in Texas this spring—college or prep—also jilted the Green Wave late.
3. Quinton Miller, rhp, Pirates (20th round, $900,000, No. 158 on BA Top 200)
He shows flashes of a low-90s fastball, plus slider and average changeup.
4. Dusty Coleman, ss, Athletics (28th round, $675,000, No. 185th on BA Top 200)
An all-star season in the Cape Cod League earned him second-round money.
5. Bryce Stowell, rhp, Indians (22nd round, $725,000, unranked on BA Top 200)
Ditto for Stowell, who made a case for being the best starter on the Cape this summer.


http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/ask-ba/2008/266714.html


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 Post subject: Re: Baseball Americas biggest "coups" in this years draft
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:55 am 
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Nice post- thanks for the work.

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