|2014-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)||What do you think was the most interesting internal debate you guys had for the NL Central lists (Ranking someone 1 vs. 2, On the Rise vs. left off Top 10, etc.)?|
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
|There is always lots of great debate -- way to many to list. A few that jump to mind (both published list and those still to come) are Almora vs Soler, Josh Bell's ultimate positioning on the Pirates list, Michael Taylor vs AJ Cole, Brandon Drury's placement in the 'Zona list, Kyle Crick vs. Tyler Beede vs. Steve Okert (was more of a comparative exercise than straight rankings debate)...
It's a daily joy to kind around evaluative approaches and argue the merits of certain player profiles in the abstract and on a specific player to player basis -- by far my favorite aspect of being involved with BP. (NL Central Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
|2014-07-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Is Tyler Beede the perfect case why going going to college instead of accepting first round money is fairly pointless? He got $200k more by barely improving his stock, but he also probably delayed his development/free agency and took on risk that he didn't need to. The whole "getting an education" arguement is a bunch of crap too.|
(Matt from Cambridge)
|It depends on the end game. If the goal is to get more money, then yeah, it doesn't usually work out too well (though Gerrit Cole would beg to differ). But there is more too it than that. You're right about the education part of it - not that getting an education is bad, but just that most baseball players in the majors, even the ones who attended college, didn't graduate. Still, there is some growing up to be done. I'd argue that that part of college is much more important for these guys.
In the end, there are tons of examples where it worked out to go to college and examples where it didn't. Each guy has to make his own decision. I would say, however, that given the potential for injury, if I was a pitcher and someone was offering me line-changing (first round) money, I'd take it while I was sure I could. (Jeff Moore)
|2014-06-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Do you see Tyler Beede falling out of the first round?|
(@twibnoteseric from so cal)
|I don't have enough intel to say one way or another, but I know I wouldn't let that happen if I were a scouting director. He's got a very high talent level, but there are some slight tweaks I'd make with the delivery. (Ron Shah)|
|2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)||What are some pitchers with the highest ceiling in the 2014 MLB draft (not named rodon, hoffman ,and kolek)?|
(Silverback38 from VA)
|This is a good question for Jeff Moore, but the guy I like a lot is Tyler Beede. I've heard that he has a lot of ceiling if he can figure out the command. Todd Gold wrote about him here: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=22837 (Mauricio Rubio)|
|2014-02-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Hey Ronit,can Tyler Beede maybe go in the top three in draft or is that not realistic and can Kyle Schwarber maybe go in the top seven or is that too high as well???
(John from Boston)
|I think you are too bullish on both.
Schwarber could go higher than he would otherwise if he can convince teams he's sticking at catcher, because this draft class just hasn't shown any impact bats as of yet.
Meanwhile, it's the opposite situation for Beede, who is "just another" right-handed starter in a draft full of right-handed starters at both the college and prep ranks. (Ronit Shah)
|2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Hey R.J. Realistically speaking...how high can Tyler Beede and Kyle Schwarber go in the upcoming draft???
(John from Boston)
|There's enough time between now and then for one of these guys to gain helium, John, but most seem to anticipate both going in the first round. Should Beede show improved command, or Schwarber convince a few teams he can stick behind the plate, then they could certainly move up to the top half of the first round, if not higher. Even if they don't show marked improvement, someone's going to take a chance on Beede's arsenal and Schwarber's raw pop before long. (R.J. Anderson)|
|2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)||If you were the Cubs picking at #4 and you had a choice between Trea Turner and Tyler Beede who would you choose right now?|
(Jordan from Las Vegas)
|I love me some Trea Turner, but they could use pitching. I hate when teams draft for need, however. I'll tell you in a few months after we see some more of Beede. (Jeff Moore)|