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The: "Can we not do this anymore?" 2024 MLB Draft


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2 minutes ago, Edman85 said:

I would classify the White Sox and A's as the losers of this. Both had great odds, toward the back of the lottery, staring down the barrel of a bad year, and ineligible for next year's lottery.  Cleveland and Cincy the obvious winners.

Correct me if I'm wrong. Tigers could be eligible for the next lottery unless they make the playoffs?

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They are eligible for next year's draft if they don't make the playoffs.

Also, there's a bit of karma at play here. Note how those are all even years. Cleveland had the worst record in baseball in 1991, 1987, 1985, and 1971, but didn't get first overall pick because of the league alternation rule that was in place until 2007. (And was the reason the Tigers had the #2 pick in 1990 and 2004)

 

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This isn't a good draft at the top. Some good hitters, but they're all position deficient. Two shortstops I have in mind for #11 are Seaver King from Wake Forest, and local kid Caleb Bonemer of Okemos. You hate to draft for need, but these are good players, and IMO SS is always a need, especially now.

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15 hours ago, Tigermojo said:

Correct me if I'm wrong. Tigers could be eligible for the next lottery unless they make the playoffs?

This was the last year to hope for lottery luck. Or at least we hope it is, for quite awhile.

So we shoulda/ woulda been hoping to move up significantly in this draft and not care about next year's draft.

Even if we don't make the playoffs... we should be better next year (just from health and bounce back seasons alone... as well as reinforcements from the minors...). If we end up in the 15th or 18th or whatever spot... I'm not really going to worry or care about next year's "lottery".

This was the year. IMO.

But it's already a done deal at the 11th spot so, I'm good with whatever we can get from that spot...

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