Ask Us Draft Questions!

June 5th, 2008 · 9 Comments

By The Mailbag

As part our post-draft coverage, we thought the best approach would be to cover things that our readers wanted to hear about. We weren’t able to cover every player in our top 100 or get out all the content we wanted to before the draft started, but we still have that raw information.

Rather than let it sit, or do a cookie-cutter post-mortem you could find anywhere, we’ll field your questions and be the open source style resource we wanted for draft info when we started following the draft.

So, hit the new e-mail address we’ve set up for the mailbag, [email protected], and tell us what you want to know.

It could be breaking down some tools top 25 capsule style, maybe a mechanical look at someone (obviously won’t be too many of those given time considerations), breaking down how your favorite team approached the draft, or just sharing some dope we might have on signability and why-did-they-pick-him type stuff.

So, gather up all those questions and send them to [email protected] and we’ll try to answer as many as we can, and there may be a special surprise for you guys tomorrow, I just don’t want to jinx it yet. It may or may not include Matthew Lesko, the creepy question mark suit guy.

Okay it doesn’t include him. But that’s because he wouldn’t respond to our interview request to talk about the history of the question mark. Stay tuned!

Tags: 2008 MLB Draft · Chat/Mailbag · Our Opinion

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 erik // Jun 5, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    What do you think of the Cards taking Shane Peterson and Scott Gorgen where they did? What do you think of those two players?

  • 2 Josh // Jun 5, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Who is Jeremy Bleich? I have searching all over for this guy and he doesn’t come up anywhere. All I’ve seen is a small video of him pitching, and he looks a little like a left-handed Ian Kennedy, which may or may not be a good thing. How good is gerrit cole and when will I see him in pinstripes? Also could you give teams a draft grade of some sort?

  • 3 Logan // Jun 6, 2008 at 2:29 am

    Why oh why did the Astros take Castro? Also why did they take the Lyles kid over Devall? Was it money? Shoulld I trust Bobby Heck and Ed Wade? Please give me something postive. (Although if we sign Seaton that will be nice)

  • 4 Chase // Jun 6, 2008 at 3:05 am

    What were the best and worst pick in terms of value for rounds 1-5?

  • 5 Jared // Jun 6, 2008 at 3:42 am

    Is it just me or was the Dodgers’ draft (post Martin) completely uninspiring? I mean, Devaris Strange-Gordon in the 4th? Really?

  • 6 obsessivegiantscompulsive // Jun 6, 2008 at 10:05 am

    What are your thoughts of the Giants draft? After getting the last position prospect of note in Posey, they got two pretty good prospects in Gillaspie and Kieschnick, who were ranked much higher than they were picked.

  • 7 Brian // Jun 6, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Guys - Do you have any idea why Adrian Nieto slid all the way to the fifth round? There were rumblings he could have been a sandwich pick and he ends up going 151st.

  • 8 felix c // Jun 6, 2008 at 10:40 am

    what happen to Palazzone and Silverstein? nobody mention their name anymore

  • 9 Brian // Jun 6, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Silverstein had a couple of things: (1) strong commitment to UVA [and high $ to buy him out] and (2) injured his shoulder after pitching just four innings this season. Two MRIs turned up negative, but he was advised not to throw again while his shoulder experienced soreness and he didn’t pitch the remainder of the spring.

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