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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 06, Pick 190 RHP Chris Viall
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:32 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 06, Pick 190 RHP Chris Viall
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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 06, Pick 190 RHP Chris Viall
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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 06, Pick 190 RHP Chris Viall
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:39 pm 
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This is more like it. If they can "fix" him, this pick has upside.

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 06, Pick 190 RHP Chris Viall
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:43 pm 
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Didn't Randy Johnson have some pretty spectacular control issues in his younger years? Essentially this is the same situation. The Mets just drafted the next Randy Johnson.


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 06, Pick 190 RHP Chris Viall
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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 06, Pick 190 RHP Chris Viall
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:28 pm 
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Why is this guy better than Conor Buchmann?


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 06, Pick 190 RHP Chris Viall
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:41 pm 
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Chris Viall, RHP, Stanford

"This is as big a stuff -- fastball velocity, fastball movement, breaking ball -- as you will find in the draft," Tanous said. "His command has been off this past year. We felt like this was a really good chance at a really good spot, the sixth round, to take a shot at somebody. I'm a firm believer that at certain points in the draft -- and it may be in the 15th round, it may be in the sixth or seventh -- but you have to take a shot at some big upside. Viall probably has the biggest upside that we took. ... Chris Viall just has such enormous stuff. Once we get some command and control with him, I think he's a guy who is going to move up in the system really quickly."

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 06, Pick 190 RHP Chris Viall
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Chris Viall, RHP, Stanford

"This is as big a stuff -- fastball velocity, fastball movement, breaking ball -- as you will find in the draft," Tanous said. "His command has been off this past year. We felt like this was a really good chance at a really good spot, the sixth round, to take a shot at somebody. I'm a firm believer that at certain points in the draft -- and it may be in the 15th round, it may be in the sixth or seventh -- but you have to take a shot at some big upside. Viall probably has the biggest upside that we took. ... Chris Viall just has such enormous stuff. Once we get some command and control with him, I think he's a guy who is going to move up in the system really quickly."

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I will say this seems very pie in the sky but the one place in the org where they walk the walk is developing pitchers, so I won't knock this yet. Long odds tho.

And btw, when are they going to go for big upside on an OFer..?


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 06, Pick 190 RHP Chris Viall
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Well, he is big.

http://www.stanforddaily.com/wp-content ... C_3867.jpg

http://www.stanforddaily.com/wp-content ... 60x330.jpg

If they're going to waste a pick, may as well waste a pick on a 6'9 guy who throws 95. Easy to root for this guy. :D


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 06, Pick 190
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thudean wrote:
We've drafted the Mountain.


The Mountain is eight feet tall and over 400 pounds.

We've drafted the Hound.

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 06, Pick 190
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:44 am 
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northway wrote:
thudean wrote:
We've drafted the Mountain.


The Mountain is eight feet tall and over 400 pounds.

We've drafted the Hound.


That's fine, I like him better anyway.

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