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No. 1 draft candidate's makeup questioned

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07:11 AM ET 05.21 | As the draft nears, the jockeying for No. 1 seems to be a two-man race between Oklahoma's Jonathan Gray and Stanford's Mark Appel. AL executive: "I'd take Appel. Appel has a little more secondary stuff. The only factor is you have to look a little deeper into his makeup. Gray is a warrior. I'm not sure on Appel." ... NL executive: "I'd take Gray over Appel. The difference right now is that Appel's delivery is more refined but Gray is a better athlete. ... Appel presently has a better breaking ball, but Gray's has as good or more bite when it's on. Gray has a bigger arm velocity-wise. In the end, I'm going with the guy I think will have better stuff and better makeup, and that's Gray."

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May 21, 2013  08:16 AM ET

Decisions, Decisions!

May 21, 2013  09:40 AM ET

Idle speculation. None of that above-mentioned BS will mean anything in a few years. As Doris once said, "Que sera, sera."

May 21, 2013  09:58 AM ET

Sounds like every team is trashing this guy, hopeing that he'll fall to them.

 
May 21, 2013  09:41 PM ET

Too much eyeliner mayhaps?

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