Shorebirdfan wrote:I think Bundy progresses through the organization faster and reaches the majors either with or ahead of Machado.
Shorebirdfan wrote:As you know I had the pleasure of watching Machado for 2 months and trust me he is special for more reasons than come from a bat or a glove. I've never seen someone who at 18 (early in the season) commanded such respect from teammates and carried himself so well while being humble to the point of shyness. Yet on the field when a pitcher was struggling, it was this shy 18 YO who walked to the mound and gave the pep talk. True leadership, and that is something no coach can teach. All that said, I still believe Dylan is just a cut above that.
Rising O's wrote:I love reading Machado quotes. One of the latest I read was how he avoided going over to talk to A-Roid during batting practice because he was an Oriole now. While Bundy does not have the personality, at least by his own admission and what I saw in his post draft interview, he has the work ethic our younger pitchers will hopefully emulate. Between the two of them I pray they can remake this organization. I know Hobgood gets a bad rap but his character was also a plus for Jordan so hopefully with a return to health and continued conditioning improvements he too can be a leader for us. I'm assuming Bobby is similar to his brother.
I don't know much about Avery or Schoop in this regard. The only thing I know about Hoes was his early professional career was impacted by his caring for his ill parents, that certainly has to be a plus.
He looked at me all serious and said, 'BG, you want to know why I love baseball?' I said, 'Why X?' And he said, 'It's so damn hard to be good at it"
ofahn wrote:Shorebirdfan wrote:I think Bundy progresses through the organization faster and reaches the majors either with or ahead of Machado.
Considering Dylan Bundy's talent and makeup I can understand why you might think he will move quickly but I don't see him as a factor at the ML level until at least 2014.
Even the best talent stalls somewhere in their development and has to learn to make adjustments. Machado tore up the Sally League this year but was a mere mortal in making just a half step jump to Frederick. I see this as his adjustment period but I think a lot of fans were convinced back in May that he would spend August in Bowie.
Bobby Bundy was lights out in Frederick but had dramatically different results in Bowie. I think he might have been tired (a COMPLETELY different issue that is a system wide problem) but it might have been that this was his adjustment period, or it might have been a bit of both.
The player that impressed me the most this year was Schoop. He had the same adjustment problems at Frederick as Machado but his August numbers were well above league average. I wouldn't be surprised to see him start the 2012 season at Bowie, and dominant play at that level can mean an audition in the majors.
Jordan wrote:Of course, Machado and Schoop were the two youngest players in the Carolina League. Their initial struggles were to be expected and didn't worry me.
Shorebirdfan wrote:So with Machado getting more than half the votes I would hope we will see a big number for Dylan at #2. This will probably be the easiest selection going down the board. I'd love to hear from anyone who voted for B Bundy or Hoes at #1 on their thought behind those players being ahead of the big 2.
I think the next big thing of interest is seeing when Nicky and Jason hit the board. Little tougher to project their value to me at this point.
rjc3 wrote:Have to think Schoop at #3 will be a bigger blowout than Bundy at #2. Don stated in his mailbag that Machado and Schoop are almost the same level, prospect status wise, so I went with Schoop over Bundy for #2. Like the proven performance.
I am guessing there were votes for Hoes due to age/league factors.....but then again Schoop and Manny were also more extreme on that level.
I think Delmonico and Esposito should follow Avery but in the meantime which of those two is the better prospect?
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