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Trae Turner or Jacob Gatewood?

Discussion in 'Minor League Baseball' started by Eddie Altamonte, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. Eddie Altamonte

    Eddie Altamonte Hammerhead

    Looking forward to the 2014 MLB Draft it appears we will end up with the 2nd overall pick. considering what we already have coming up through our farm system at this moment, the 2 prospects that may best fill a talent void at SS/3rd base are Trae Turner from NC State and Jacob Gatewood Clovis HS (Ca) they both project as excellent defenders but Gatewood because of his size and power may be better served moving to 3rd base . Turner projects as a 50 + base stealer per year and those do not come to often and has decent pop at the plate...I am very much intrigued with Gatewood but last year we drafted Moran and we really don't have a base stealer in our system anywhere near Turner's potential
    but then again what if Gatewood is kept at SS? That kind of power is rare from the SS position consider Cal Ripkin, Barry Larkin, Alex Rodriguez or Hanley Ramirez type of power

    My first choice would but Turner but then again...
  2. h2r09

    h2r09 Hammerhead

    I would love to draft either a middle infielder, 1b, or C if it is not a reach. You need to hit on 2nd overall picks.
  3. BenderRobot

    BenderRobot Hello! VIP

    Where do you find this information for players who could be drafted?

    And if we got Trae Turner, that would allow us to:
    A) Move Yelich out of the leadoff spot [which isn't really a bad thing, but imagine the lineup depth]
    B) Get Hech's bat out of the lineup

    Is Turner a lefty, righty, switch?
  4. Entendu

    Entendu sXe

    I don't think we're going to draft based on need. I've heard Turner's name linked to the #2 pick, and it sounds like the kind of player that I like. However, things change so often with regards to the MLB draft that it's impossible to tell.
  5. fanofthefish

    fanofthefish The Grinch's Biggest Fan

    Some info from Baseball America's website (free section)
    http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/ask-ba-2014-draft-top-prospects/
    Personally I like Nola, but lots of good players to choose from, plus A Lot could change before next June
  6. Eddie Altamonte

    Eddie Altamonte Hammerhead

  7. BenderRobot

    BenderRobot Hello! VIP

    I like Nola, myself. I've been saying if we can't get Rodon, Nola would be a good consolation prize.
    However, Trae Turner sounds like a pretty good option, as well, and if we can get him and have Hech out of the lineup, then that'd be great.
  8. el penguino

    el penguino Marlin

    It's really premature to be thinking about either of those. Any drafted player would be years away from the majors and a lot can happen between now and then.
  9. BenderRobot

    BenderRobot Hello! VIP

    Yes, I know, and I'm not saying "put him in the lineup tomorrow." Just more, if he panned out, those two things would happen.
  10. el penguino

    el penguino Marlin

    Yes, I know, and I'm not saying "put him in the lineup tomorrow." Just more, if he panned out, those two things would happen.




    Not necessarily, though. Hechavarria will have sunk or swam by the time a new draftee is ready. The Marlins could also acquire another lead-off type hitter in the meantime. A lot of things can happen.
  11. BenderRobot

    BenderRobot Hello! VIP

    Yes, I know, and I'm not saying "put him in the lineup tomorrow." Just more, if he panned out, those two things would happen.




    Not necessarily, though. Hechavarria will have sunk or swam by the time a new draftee is ready. The Marlins could also acquire another lead-off type hitter in the meantime. A lot of things can happen.



    This is true.
    Hech could also be moved to second base. He's played limited time there in the Majors and Minors.

    Yelich could also excel leading off and thus not be moved from there, making Turner a #2 hitter [or whatever]. If he panned out.
    Basically, "if."
  12. guys hech isn't going anywhere for years, regardless that he's one of the worst players in mlb
  13. Spike

    Spike Hammerhead

    The current Marlins middle infield of Solano and Hechavarria will sadly probably still be the starting Marlins middle infield 3 years from now. The FO refuses to admit mistakes(Hechavarria) and they love Solano despite him being beyond awful.
  14. BenderRobot

    BenderRobot Hello! VIP

    Oh my god, shut up about this. They will not BOTH be starting in three years. They won't both be starting in 7 months. [In case you're wondering, that's April]
  15. Eddie Altamonte

    Eddie Altamonte Hammerhead

    I don't see anyway Dietrich is not our starting 2nd baseman in 2014, Now Hech...who the hell knows??? His glove is probably enough to keep him in the lineup, besides the fact there isn't anyone on the system that can challenge him right now.
  16. Entendu

    Entendu sXe

    Does anyone else find it odd that we're discussing where, when and at what slot in the lineup a player we haven't even drafted yet will play 4 years from now?
  17. fanofthefish

    fanofthefish The Grinch's Biggest Fan

    NO! These are the same people who like to discuss how "we'll" sign McCann or Cano!!!! But its nice to think about where the team could be at in the coming years if everyone develops at the same time
  18. Entendu

    Entendu sXe

    I mean, I think discussing where McCann would fit next year is a bit more relevant since there's an off chance that we'll go after him. This is just madness
  19. BenderRobot

    BenderRobot Hello! VIP

    It's all hypothetical situations based on what we do know. That's it. Obviously nothing is in stone. And this is a "discussion forum," keyword "discussion." We've gotta talk about the future of the team, that's the only bright spot besides Fernandez this year.
  20. Entendu

    Entendu sXe

    Well, if you want to get technical this is a minor league forum and these guys aren't even minor league players.

    They're hypothetical situations based majorly on a lot of things you don't know, really.

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