Kipnis 2.0? I like that he has a strong arm. Could move quickly through the system with the lack of quality OFs.
.""6'01" 195lbs DOB: 04/13/94 It's not uncommon for players who play in colder climates to be late risers as scouts get to see them as the weather changes. That definitely has been the case for Brown this spring. While not the biggest guy in the world, he is strong and durably built. He also has a good idea of what he's doing on the mound. The right-hander can run his fastball up to 94 mph. He can spin a breaking ball pretty well, throws a good cutter and even shows a feel for the changeup. That gives him the chance to have four Major League average or well above offerings in the future. While Brown can struggle with his overall command at times, it's not a long-term concern. There was little doubt he was the best player in the state of Minnesota as the Draft approached, one who was creeping up higher on Draft boards
T.J. Zuppe @TJZuppe
#Indians select RHP Kieran Lovegrove from Mission Viejo High School (CA) in the 3rd round (110th overall).
6'04" 185lbs DOB: 07/28/94 This SoCal right-hander has great upside but has been inconsistent throughout his career. His delivery has a short stride and relies mostly on arm action, but he is able to consistently throw his fastball from 90-94 mph. His slider, although inconsistent, has a chance to be a strikeout pitch. His changeup has the chance to be an average pitch but can help complement his fastball and slider if they aren't being commanded well. Lovegrove also has the ability to add muscle to his lean frame, which could mean added velocity. A team that thinks that it could smooth out his mechanics will take a chance on him and could end up getting great value.
B00bie our resident Mel Kiper here...
Not to excited about the Naquin pick to be honest, I think you need to start taking chances on some real lightning rod pitchers and hitters. We have no one that can drive runs in and as it stands now I don't know if we have an ace. Our bullpen is awesome and the rest of the roster is pretty average in terms of talent.