Angels Day 3 Draft Thread

Like Tony Reagins to the Winter Meetings, I’m a little late on this one. Missed two picks, a college first baseman (sounds familiar) and a high school shortstop.

Post you pleasure and angst here.

Today’s total haul:

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Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

Good news everyone, it would appear with the Angels’ current signing plan there should be much more fuel for the “Angels are just a bunch of incompetent drafting boobs” Fire for you all to continue to wallow in your anger very very soon.

https://twitter.com/JeffFletcherOCR/status/1678889241399672832

BannedInLA
Super Member
1 year ago

The MLB draft appears to be an even bigger crapshoot than the NFL draft. I have nothing of substance to add other than I hope our picks pan out. I know, DUH !!!

Looking forward forward to the resumption of baseball activities as I’m not a fan of All-Star breaks as a general rule. I would prefer a simple 3-4 day respite versus meaningless activities. Yes, I’m
a black pilled Mo-Fo. Sue me.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

Wow Perry really splurged this year with drafting 3 high school seniors

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Ketchup isn’t satisfying enough for you Jeff?

I thought it was considered one of the major food groups.

Last edited 1 year ago by Cowboy26
WallyChuckChili
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

What do you dip Fries in?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Lagavulin

Omahalo22
Member
1 year ago

Does it matter? Lol. It doesn’t.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Omahalo22

This is great anti-buttercup defense strategy right here.

I love it.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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This draft is the most draft draft we’ve had in a long time. Total crap shoot. There were like five players I knew I actually thought were good and all of them were sure to go before we picked. Skenes, Crews, Langford, Wilson, Lowder and Dollander were the only guys I had any sense of wishing for. Just about EVERY high school player falls into the pile of “I know one of these guys will be really good and I have no idea who it is”.

I just don’t care if Joe Redfield was unranked and picked early since I have no sense of what almost ANY of the players that were available can do. Even if I did, it’s just not that big a deal. Andrew Painter was my guy a couple drafts ago. He was available. We didn’t take him. It’s OK cause, at the time, for all I knew the high school kid would fall apart.

I have almost no opinion about the Angels picks in this draft. I actually like Schanuel fine. If he has less than ideal power but plays 1b well and hits over .300 I’ll take that and be happy. Other than him and Minacci, who I bet we’ll see in the pen soon, the rest of these guys I will likely not stress over in a positive or negative way for at least three years. Sure, I was probably more inclined towards Tommy Troy, Kyle Teel or Chase Davis than Schanuel but not so much that I’m gonna be unhappy about it. I kind of liked Hurston Waldrup too… though he’s basically Sam Bachman.

Meh. Plus we got Ben Joyce’s brother. Roiling with discordant piss over this draft just isn’t something I feel knowledgeable enough about the players, or even our development programs circa 2025, to do. Like being bitter about a 19 year old Kevin Maitan failing. Or a 22 year old Maitan failing. Do I really care about that? Just make me a few solid MLB players. I don’t care if it “doesn’t count as someone we developed” or what not. Just poop me out some cheap talent that does it’s job.

Fansince1971
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1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I prefer mustard on my hotdog

Fumid346
Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Brennan Mustard class of 2028 in the wings

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Please check in with Trey Cabbage.

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago

With Cabbage and Ketchup we are halfway to the ingredients needed for stuffed cabbage rolls.

Last edited 1 year ago by Fansince1971
Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

But now evil Arte has all the ingredients needed for the Angels Complete Minor League pregame meals.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

You can see it if you look. Arte’s evil. His cheapness plan has influenced every one of these picks. This team in a joke and I am engorged with rage. Eight months pregnant with sour indignation.

And I will speak on it.

Every.

Fucking.

Day.

Because I am a warrior for the truth who cares more than a Care Bear can care.

clover_black
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

jake burger will be ours.

oh yes, he will be ours.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Can they pitch?

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Hopefully it’s a better twin combo than Jose & Ozzie Canseco.

Last edited 1 year ago by Cowboy26
Turk's Teeth
Editor
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Very little track record of it. Took two years off to deal with mental health issues, pitched 10 innings for Tenn this year, then dealt with an elbow injury. Trying to reestablish himself on the Cape at the moment.

Jayman28
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

So he has arm durability issues like his twin? I guess it kind of makes sense since they are technically twins

steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jayman28

Arm durability issues? A perfect Angels fit.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Is there a way to unspilt the egg and make ourselves a real pitcher here?

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Whoa. I thought this was some sort of Syndergaard MacKinnon reference.

Pineapple12
Super Member
1 year ago

I know this is a contrarian opinion but … I like the draft Perry and Co. are putting together

Turk's Teeth
Editor
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Definitely a contrarian view!

Can you explain your reasoning?

Fansince1971
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1 year ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

Just because he likes optimism which is not a bad thing

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

How dare he express Hopium on this thread!

Turk's Teeth
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Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

That’s fine – I like optimism. Just didn’t know if Pineapple had a more strategic take, or had intel on some of these deeper picks that they could share.

Perry’s draft team went so off the radar with these picks, BA and Prospects Live don’t even have scouting reports for almost two thirds of them. Some have very little in the way of track record and come from smaller / unheralded programs.

Given the Angels purged their crosscheckers and most regional scouts in the pandemic, just wondering if there’s something more here than the product of some one-day workouts and showcases, and personal passion picks from remaining scouts in the org.

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

Actual footage of the Angels decision making process during the ‘23 draft:

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Pineapple12
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Good pick

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Jeff Joiner

PTP is looking like he plans to spend 0 money on 1B/DH in the future. Between The Thick King and all these guys this year and maybe some Cabbage…. that’s a lot of 1B. I’d complain, but we have “up the middle” prospects and they’re picking up OF too, adding a few arms to the pile. Meh. I guess.