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Anohito

Aw yeah here we go. Come on Madrigal

PopeDonnPall

Seconded.

Trooper Galactus

I still get the feeling that Madrigal is going to go at #3, but if he’s there at 4 and Bart is gone (and I expect he will be), I would absolutely prefer him to Singer.

Jim Margalus

Let’s use this for the open thread while we’re at it.

PopeDonnPall

Wonder why Callis/Mayo moved Singer to 9. Money thing or they sense Sox leaning Nicky.

Trooper Galactus

No idea. Given the Reds seem a little thin in their farm system as far as pitching prospects go, I don’t know why they’d pass on Singer unless they’re SUPER high on Bohm or India. Given they have Eugenio Suarez at third now (and under control through 2025) and Nick Senzel in AAA (can play 2B/3B), I don’t see why they would go with another non-SS infielder instead of a top pitcher.

Flitcraft

If the Sox actually manage to draft Nick Madrigal (5′-7″, 160, afro-impaired) who’s gonna break the bad news to KenWo?

PauliePaulie

Longenhagen just dropped Fangraphs 3.1. Mize, Bart, Bohm, Singer, Madrigal.

PauliePaulie

Still no rumored top 10 deals. Looks like Sox not going High School kid under slot.

Right Size Wrong Shape

Alec Bohm looks like Edge. I like him now.

PauliePaulie

Going by FG chat. Looks like it’d be KW as the one who wanted Singer, if he’s chosen.

Trooper Galactus

Casey Mize goes #1, as expected.

Anohito

There goes Mize

PopeDonnPall

Joey Bart to SF. Collins and Seby can exhale.

PauliePaulie

Bart gone. Here we go. Phils go Bohm or Madrigal?

Trooper Galactus

Nuts…I was really hoping Bart would fall to the White Sox. Oh well.

Right Size Wrong Shape

Me too. As long as they take one of the top 5 guys I’ll be fine.

Anohito

As expected there goes Bart to the Giants

MrTopaz

Man, I was hoping for some draft day shenanigans. Now I have to start taking mock drafts as gospel.

PauliePaulie

Lil Jimmy fave, Matt McLain rumored to be a tough sign. Going to College.

sgp2204

I’ve accepted that Kenny Williams still out rules everybody. Kyler Murray, welcome to the White Sox.

gusguyman

I think the Royals get him and use some of that insane bonus pool to lure him away from OK, but I’d love to pick up Murray if he is still around at #46

sgp2204

Absolutely. I was just joking because that’s a Kenny Williams kind of pick (except he actually looks like he can play baseball in addition to football). He would be fantastic if they could sign him at 46, but I don’t think that happens.

Trooper Galactus

Word is A’s will be taking him at #9.

gusguyman

I’m shocked. He is good but not top-10 good, and it seems like the draw of being a QB would make him harder to sign. Guess they worked out a good deal with him though.

Trooper Galactus

He wasn’t considered a top-10 pick, so chances are he wasn’t expecting to be offered $4 million+ dollars this yea. Unless they try to get him WAY under slot, I don’t see how he turns down that kind of money, especially since he’d be risking millions playing another season of college football.

sgp2204

Word is he’s still going to try to play football this fall…

Trooper Galactus

Is he not going to sign before then? That seems like a really stupid risk to take with this kind of money on the table.

asinwreck

Larry Bowa looks undead.

Trooper Galactus

Well, looks like the Madrigal vs. Singer drama will be playing out in the White Sox war room after all.

gusguyman

Here we go – Singer or Madrigal?

35Shields

Alright looks like we’ve got our choice of Singer v Madrigal

Anohito

There goes Bohm, come on Madrigal

PopeDonnPall

Bohm to Philly. 1b of the future remains open. Collins and Burger can exhale.

Right Size Wrong Shape

Bad hands on Bohm. Dropped the hat.

sgp2204

The calm before the storm…

Anohito

2 more minutes…

asinwreck

Welcome to Chicago, Nick Madrigal!

35Shields

Hell yes

Trooper Galactus

Madrigal!

PopeDonnPall

MADRIGAL!!!

Anohito

MADRIGAL!!!!

gusguyman

YES! So excited for Madrigal!

sgp2204

YES

MrTopaz

HEY! I like this kid. Let’s go!!!

PauliePaulie

YYYEEEEEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Right Size Wrong Shape

The leadoff man on your World Series Champions…Nick Madrigal!

sgp2204

Just noticed he was listed as a shortstop… 

Trooper Galactus

Wait, is that former MLB first baseman Carlos Pena hosting the MLB Network broadcast?

PauliePaulie

Did anyone hear if they announced him as a SS or 2B?

35Shields

SS

PauliePaulie

Makes sense. For now.

MrTopaz

Jim, that anagram, tho.

gusguyman

So what level are they going to start him at?

Trooper Galactus

Low-A, I’d wager, just to get him acclimated to pro ball.

PauliePaulie

Did Collins and Burger both skip Great Falls?

Flitcraft

Collins did. A week or so in AZL for a shakedown  then straight to W-S. After a long NCAA season, he didn’t show up on any squad til pretty late as I recall.

EDIT: You’re 2-for-2. Per B Ref, Burger got a quick look at the AZL, then off to Kanny. 

Trooper Galactus

They spent 3 and 4 games in Arizona respectively. Collins was sent to Winston-Salem (advanced college bat, yo!) and Burger went to Kanny. I’d say Madrigal would be tabbed for Kanny, though that would probably mean Laz Rivera gets a bump to A+ (which he’s earned to this point). It wouldn’t surprise me, however, if they decide to give Madrigal the aggressive assignment.

Trooper Galactus

I’m guessing Singer to the Reds.

Trooper Galactus

…and I guessed wrong. Surprised they didn’t take a top pitcher.

Flitcraft

Longenhagen on Madrigal, just now: “I love him, everything about him. Speed, glove, bat, think he’s gonna hit for some power.”

Fangraphs live chat: https://www.jotcast.com/chat/2018-mlb-draft-chat-3442.html

Eagle Bones

Great pick, love it

asinwreck

Those late mocks with Singer sliding have something. The Reds took India.

Anohito

That last minute mock is 5 for 5 so far

asinwreck

Cool, Jarred Kelenic to the Mets. Hope he’s with the Cyclones before too long so I can go down to Coney Island to see him play.

Anohito

Kelenic, there goes the perfect streak

MrTopaz

Weathers before Liberatore? Didn’t expect that.

sgp2204

Same. I wish we could trade for draft picks.

Trooper Galactus

Competitive balance picks can be traded, and I do wish the White Sox had been able to (not sure they even tried).

Trooper Galactus

Yeah, I can only assume they have big plans for the second round.

PauliePaulie

Weathers must have been the HS Pitcher with the lowest bonus demands.