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 Post subject: Re: 2018 NYM Draft: Round 3, Pick 83: 2B Carlos Cortes
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:45 am 
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I've seen my fair share of gamecock baseball. Not a fan of the pick, but many times freshmen and sophomores who struggle figure things out, become stars as juniors and seniors. At this point, I think the Mets are buying low, hoping he'll come out of college and get into their program.


We shall see.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 NYM Draft: Round 3, Pick 83: 2B Carlos Cortes
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:29 am 
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He was very good his (redshirt) freshman year. Swing and bat speed look good. I'd maybe like this pick if it was 40 picks later. Here he is facing our 9th rounder:

https://youtu.be/z97IUEYWuK0?t=28s


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 NYM Draft: Round 3, Pick 83: 2B Carlos Cortes
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:50 pm 
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acerimusdux wrote:
He was very good his (redshirt) freshman year. Swing and bat speed look good. I'd maybe like this pick if it was 40 picks later. Here he is facing our 9th rounder:

https://youtu.be/z97IUEYWuK0?t=28s


He's a true sophomore. His late birthday made him eligible.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 NYM Draft: Round 3, Pick 83: 2B Carlos Cortes
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:58 pm 
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I've seen my fair share of gamecock baseball. Not a fan of the pick, but many times freshmen and sophomores who struggle figure things out, become stars as juniors and seniors. At this point, I think the Mets are buying low, hoping he'll come out of college and get into their program.


We shall see.

This is partially why I like it so much.

Look at what India, Bohm and Bart did their freshmen and sophomore seasons vs. what they did this year, and then look at what Cortes did his first two seasons. I think there is a decent chance that had Cortes not been a draft-eligible sophomore, he would be poised for a massive junior season. I'm not saying he is, or ever will be, the the prospect those three are, but the idea that he is purely org. filler because he hit under .300 both his Fr. and So. campaigns (in perhaps the country's toughest collegiate conference) seems a bit short-sighted.

I'd love to see the list of SEC players over the last X years who had at least 27 home runs and more walks than strikeouts in their freshmen and sophomore seasons combined.

Not to mention the fact that he has been universally praised for his hitting ability since his high school days.

It's the 3rd round, not 3rd overall. Players are going to have flaws.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 NYM Draft: Round 3, Pick 83: 2B Carlos Cortes
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:05 pm 
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I like this pick

I think it’s very sabermetric.

He was a highly thought of HS player who in terms of OPS performed great for a freshman and sophomore

The k-bb rate looks very good

The average looks like an anomaly. If he came back for his JR year I would expect huge numbers all around.


This..... I can't stand watching this team flounder offensively in the "only flyballs matter" era of MLB. It's no wonder this guy is polarizing, given the fact it's both very easy to say "his game is exactly what's wrong with baseball," and also be completely correct saying "he does exactly what everyone in baseball is looking for..... and we got him in the third round."

While I hope for a shift in baseball's direction sooner rather than later, I know we are not a smart and creative enough team to drive it. Until then, this kid has some pop and cockiness that I think will win some more people over when all is said and done.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 NYM Draft: Round 3, Pick 83: 2B Carlos Cortes
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:21 pm 
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Cortes went 3 for 4 with 2 runs and a walk as South Carolina forced a Game 3 against Arkansas.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 NYM Draft: Round 3, Pick 83: 2B Carlos Cortes
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:02 pm 
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Cortes and the Gamecocks will be on ESPN2 tonight at 7 PM for those wanting to get a look.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 NYM Draft: Round 3, Pick 83: 2B Carlos Cortes
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Went 0 for 3 with 2 walks tonight as SC was eliminated by Arkansas.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 NYM Draft: Round 3, Pick 83: 2B Carlos Cortes
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:09 am 
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Mets better be saving a bundle on this pick after going full value on 7/9 already.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 NYM Draft: Round 3, Pick 83: 2B Carlos Cortes
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:17 am 
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jdawginsc wrote:
Mets better be saving a bundle on this pick after going full value on 7/9 already.


And overslot on #10.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 NYM Draft: Round 3, Pick 83: 2B Carlos Cortes
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:08 pm 
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So should I be fearful that the rest of the money we saved on Kelenic, that didn't go to Woods, might be going here?

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 NYM Draft: Round 3, Pick 83: 2B Carlos Cortes
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So should I be fearful that the rest of the money we saved on Kelenic, that didn't go to Woods, might be going here?


If so, it would fit the Jay Bruce, Buddy Baumann, Chris Beck, Adrian Gonzalez level of stupidity.

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