2008 MLB Mock Draft 2.0

June 4, 2008 at 12:54 pm 2 comments

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This is my final mock since the draft is tomorrow. Like I said before it is very hard to guess where players will go and how far certain tough signs (Cole, DeVall, Maronde, Meyer, Gray…) will drop. Here is my last and final mock, enjoy.

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This mock was based more on what I am hearing from scouts and other high-ups. My gut barely came into play with this mock. My first mock is more gut and some words from scouts. The thing with these though is that I hear teams that pick 8th like the White Sox on so many guys. That’s whay it’s so hard to go by what a team is saying. All it takes is for one pick to go crazy like Moskos last year and the mock is screwed. For what it’s worth I like my first mock better for the first round and the final mock better for the sandwhich and second round.

Be sure to check out our mock plus a bunch of others here: http://dcprosportsreport.com/MLBMocks.htm

-Jonathan C. Mitchell

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  • 1. Jonathan C. Mitchell  |  June 4, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Not sure if this is allowed but this is the latest from Keith Law over at the 4-letter:

    • Rumor of the day: Seattle’s doctor has given the team the all-clear to take Tanner Scheppers, whose medical report on his injured shoulder has scared away a number of teams off. His advisors are saying they want top-four-overall-picks money, which has clubs convinced they have a deal in place already later in the round.

    • A hot rumor from last night that was subsequently shot down had Texas taking Gerrit Cole if they could get a firm bonus figure ahead of the draft from Cole’s advisor, Scott Boras.

    • Discord in Washington? Word is the scouting department and special assistant Bob Boone want to take California prep catcher and Gatorade national player of the year Kyle Skipworth, while the GM wants to take a college player who’ll move faster through the system, with his eyes on Missouri right-hander Aaron Crow.

    • The Cardinals had a guy sitting on Andrew Cashner at TCU’s regional at Stillwater last weekend, although he isn’t their top choice at 13.

    • The Brewers are considering Jason Castro at No. 16, although it’s worth mentioning that they shocked everyone last year when they took Matt LaPorta at No. 7 and they tend to try to keep their selections secret more than any other club.

    • Yonder Alonso is asking for $8 million and a major league deal, which is scaring a number of teams off of him. Meanwhile, Casey Kelly is asking for so much money that teams are assuming he already has a deal in place, with the Cubs and (of course) the Yankees as two suspects.

    • Heard David Cooper as a fallback option for three teams late in the first round: Colorado, the Yankees and Boston.

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  • 2. Jonathan C. Mitchell  |  June 5, 2008 at 10:01 am

    More from Keith Law right before the draft:

    • Washington is one of the potential “floor” teams in the top 10. They won’t let Eric Hosmer or Buster Posey pass them, and they’re on two more high-bonus players in Yonder Alonso and Aaron Crow.

    • The Giants are still talking about Justin Smoak with the No. 5 pick, in which case, Posey could slide just one spot to Florida, pushing Kyle Skipworth to the White Sox at No. 8 or, more likely, to Houston at No. 10.

    • If none of their preferred guys fall to them, the Cardinals are likely to take Aaron Hicks or Brett Wallace with the 13th pick, rather than Christian Friedrich, which I projected.

    • If the Cardinals do take Hicks, who is Minnesota’s top choice at No. 14, the Twins could switch to Brett Lawrie, or take Friedrich themselves.

    • Lawrie’s also now in the mix for Houston with the 10th pick if Skipworth doesn’t reach them. Houston is one team that believes Lawrie can stay behind the plate given further instruction, which would make Lawrie a bona fide mid-first-round pick.

    • Weird rumor of the morning had Ike Davis going to the Dodgers with the 15th pick as a left-handed pitcher.

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