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The Draft Board: What Does it Mean?

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by tellitlikeitis, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. tellitlikeitis

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    Well, there was a bit of a buzz regarding Jeff Luhnow's Twitter avatar, since changed.

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    What do the stars mean? I know that the big blue circles signify that they're college seniors. TCB sheds more light on the board; names in red are high school players, black are college guys, and green are JUCO guys. But what of the stars?

    Mr. Luhnow will have the answers when he talks with Brian Kenny on NBC Sports Radio at 10:30.


    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Joining @<a href="https://twitter.com/mrbriankenny">mrbriankenny</a> at 10:30 CST to talk <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Astros">#Astros</a> and related topics on @<a href="https://twitter.com/nbcsportsradio">nbcsportsradio</a> - tune in to find out what the stars mean!</p>&mdash; Jeff Luhnow (@jluhnow) <a href="https://twitter.com/jluhnow/status/345191176346943489">June 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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    "We outsourced a year of player development in Mark Appel to Stanford"
     
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    Well, looks like we're still in the dark.
     
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    Ended up with 1/2 on their 2012 board in the process (making assumption that Buxton was not above either).
     
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    There may be hope.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Ok, tonight on 790 AM I may reveal what the stars mean on the draft magnets... you have to tune in @<a href="https://twitter.com/sportsmt">sportsmt</a> 7PM to 8PM</p>&mdash; Jeff Luhnow (@jluhnow) <a href="https://twitter.com/jluhnow/status/345311731880456193">June 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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    The Jeff Luhnow Show is on 790 right now.
     
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    Draft magnets for everyone they've scouted so Mike Elias can make a decision. Try to cram as much info as possible into those magnets.

    The stars = "gut-feel" stars

    The area scouts single out players who they believe will exceed expectations, and they put a star next to that player's name.
     
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    That is similar to what I would have guessed.
     
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    They must have really loved Nicely.
     
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    Wish Appel had stars. It would be very nice if he exceeded expectations.
     

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