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June 2, 2014

Scouting the Draft

2014 Draft: Right-Handers to Know

by Nick J. Faleris


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By far the deepest cross-section of the draft class, there is impact, upside, safety, and anything else you’re looking for. The very top of the grouping took a hit during the last month of the season, as it was announced that potential top overall selection Jeff Hoffman (East Carolina) and fellow top 10 overall hopeful Erick Fedde (UNLV) would undergo Tommy John surgery. Both will garner plenty of day one attention, but the injuries cleared room at the top of this mountain of talent for Aaron Nola (Louisiana State), Touki Toussaint (Coral Springs Christian (Coral Springs, FL)), Tyler Kolek (Shepherd (Shephered, TX)), and Grant Holmes (Conway (Conway, SC)), and of whom could make a case for best righty in the class.

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Sammy30

Hi Nick,
What type of leverage does Hoffman have going into this draft in regards to a signing bonus? My thought is very little but i may not understand the situation well.

Jun 03, 2014 08:52 AM
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BP staff member Nick Faleris
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Right. The leverage is limited since the timing of the injury means he won't really have ample time to show he's healthy and back to his pre-surgery self prior to the 2015 draft.

That said, there is leverage in place due to his profile, which was without question one of the top three talents in the entire draft. So, he's not entirely without a case for top ten overall money.

Jun 03, 2014 09:36 AM
 
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