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  • scaffolds
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    wrong thread, see the international scouting thread.
    Last edited by scaffolds; 09-27-2011, 12:01 PM.

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  • scaffolds
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    In concluding the 2011 Red Sox draft from my side, they gave Marcus "Mookie" Betts a $750,000 bonus and there are reports that Senquez Golson and South Carolina H.S. RHP Daniel Gossett left 7+ figure bonus on the table in order to go to college. There are other prospects like Diel, Messe, Gaines, Herrera,Youngdahl,Poole, O'dell and Martin that will be interesting to see how they perform in college.

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  • SwissRedSoxFan
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    Originally posted by Therwil Flyer View Post
    Scaff, how would you rate the 2011 Red Sox draft now that we know who signed? And where would you put the new guys on your prospect rankings. Barnes and Swihart in the 10-15 range (too low?)? What do you think about Bradley and Kukuk?
    Well I think it's a very good one. My opinion is constructed by the numbers of guys the Red Sox got that were on every scouts Top 100. There were a number of players that only based on talent should have gone higher and the Red Sox not able to get them. But they still did.

    Logically, Swihart, Bradley jr. and Barnes are those type of guys. They were projected to go much higher either at the beginning of the year or the day before the draft took place. So yes, I'm very pleased!

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  • scaffolds
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    Originally posted by Therwil Flyer View Post
    Scaff, how would you rate the 2011 Red Sox draft now that we know who signed? And where would you put the new guys on your prospect rankings. Barnes and Swihart in the 10-15 range (too low?)? What do you think about Bradley and Kukuk?
    Is a very good one, isn't a great one. Barnes is a top 5 prospect and Swihart a top 15 mainly because i am not sure that he could stay as a catcher. I like the two LHP (Owens and Kukuk) I am not as high on Bradley and Betts. Golson is a elite athlete and the Red Sox wanted him badly, too bad that they couldn't sign him, it wasn't a money factor. Mattew Spolding could be a sleeper.

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  • Therwil Flyer
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    Scaff, how would you rate the 2011 Red Sox draft now that we know who signed? And where would you put the new guys on your prospect rankings. Barnes and Swihart in the 10-15 range (too low?)? What do you think about Bradley and Kukuk?

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  • Therwil Flyer
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    Looks like 8th round pick Senquez Golson didn't sign after all. He was always thought as unlikely to sign right until news broke that he was flying to Boston taking physicals at Fenway. Other than Golson, out of the Sox' first 15 round picks only Deshorn Lake didn't sign. That means the Sox signed all of their first 10 picks and 16 out of their first 18! Those include Matt Barnes (1), Blake Swihart (1) who got the biggest Bonus from the Red Sox (2.5m), Henry Owens (1s), Jackie Bradley (1s), Williams Jerez (2), Jordan Weems (3), Noe Ramirez (4), Mookie Betts (5), Miguel Pena (6), Cody Kukuk (7), Travis Shaw (9), Cody Koback (10), Kevin Brahney (11), and more.

    The Sox spent an estimated 11m on this year's draft class, about the same as in past years (slightly more actually). It's a good haul from a deep draft. Meanwhile the Yankees failed to sign their 2nd round pick who wasn't even on the BA top 100. weird. This xear's first pick overall, Gerrit Cole who previously turned down the Yankees signed an mlb contract that includes a record 8m signing bonus. Alex Meyer who turned down an estimated 2m from the Red Sox in 2008 signed for 2m with the Nats.

    And apparently Tyler Beede elected not to sign with the Jays, turning down 2m. It's fascinating to see such a young guy pass on 2 million dollars and a professional career. I can't even begin to know how difficult a decision like that must be.

    Some more info on the draftees signed yesterday, courtesy od weei: link
    Last edited by Therwil Flyer; 08-16-2011, 07:04 AM. Reason: clarity. Added link.

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  • scaffolds
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    Baseball America is reporting that the Sox have signed their seventh Rd selection Kansas High schooler LHP Cody kukuk. for a $800,000 signing bonus.

    PS Is 1 1/2 Hr before the dead line.
    Last edited by scaffolds; 08-15-2011, 08:35 PM.

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  • scaffolds
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    BA is reporting that the Red Sox have signed their fourth Rd selection Cal St Fullerton St RHP Noe Ramirez for a $625,000 signing bonus, however the signing of Ramirez who is represented by Scott Boras has been speculated for a while.

    By the way is getting close to 3 hours (11.59 PM) away from the deadline.

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  • scaffolds
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    Its less than 12 hours before the MLB draft signing deadline.

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  • scaffolds
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    Originally posted by scaffolds View Post
    Weei is reporting that the Red Sox have signed their 29th rd selection RHP Matt Spalding. Spalding who is 6-0 190 signed for a $275,000 bonus has + fastball and there are reports that it touched 95 in HS (Kentucky in 2011)

    Also there is a rumour tonight that the Red Sox have reach a agreement with Mississippi H.S.Senquez Golmoz Red Sox 8th round selection. I am trying to find out if it is valid.
    While not official the rumour seems to have legs, by the way its abit more than 36 hours from the 11.59 PM (on 8/15) from the deadline.

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  • scaffolds
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    Weei is reporting that the Red Sox have signed their 29th rd selection RHP Matt Spalding. Spalding who is 6-0 190 signed for a $275,000 bonus has + fastball and there are reports that it touched 95 in HS (Kentucky in 2011)

    Also there is a rumour tonight that the Red Sox have reach a agreement with Mississippi H.S.Senquez Golmoz Red Sox 8th round selection. I am trying to find out if it is valid.

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  • scaffolds
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    The 2011 MLB draft dead line for signing draftees is next Monday (August 15 at midnight) Reports out of Boston is that Red Sox second selection in the first round catcher Blake Swihart (perhaps the draft's most unlikely to sign) took batting practice in Fenway this past week. If the Sox don't sign Swihart they will the same selection in the 2012 draft, however the 2012 draft at this time looks as the weakest in years.

    The Red Sox signed their 41th rd selection Maryland U outfielder Matt Marquis. Maquis was also drafted by the Red Sox in 2007 a highly regard prospect out of New Jersey's high school. In 2007 was one of the top power hitters coming out of high school who instead of signing with the Red Sox choose to attend college. In college (the last 2 years at Maryland) Marquis struggle perhaps because of health reason to both parents.

    PS Marquis is playing in the GCL and his first profesional hit was a HR.

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  • scaffolds
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    The Red Sox have signed their third round selection High school (Georgia) catcher Jordan Weems. There's also reports that LHP Cody Kukuk (Sox's 7th rd pick) and catcher Mattew Martin (Sox's 44th rd selection) have signed. Both are H.S. players Kukuk from Kansas and Martin from Florida.

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  • scaffolds
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    There's talk (not confirmed) that the Red Sox have signed (pending a physical) their 30th rd selection third baseman Nick Moore out of the high school ranks of Georgia.

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  • scaffolds
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    Reports are that the Red Sox have signed their 10th round selection outfielder Cody Koback.

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