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There were no big time offensive skill players that were thought to be worthy of a top pick http://www.atlantafalconsteamonline.com/kaleb-mcgary-jersey , so teams used this draft to fill other, less “sexy” positional needs on their team. In fact, eight of the first twenty picks were offensive lineman and five of the top twenty were on the defensive lineNow, about two years later, we have seen that the projections were mostly right, as very few solid skill players have emerged from this draft. The quarterbacks and wide receivers that were taken in the draft have not lived up to their expectations, even though those expectations were low. However, one position in this draft that is a bright spot in retrospect is running back. The first four running backs taken in the draft have all become starters for their teams and a few are now among the best in the league.The rest of the first round of this draft was fairly hit and miss, with certain players not living up to their draft spot Kendall Sheffield Jersey , and others who far surpassed the expectations placed on them when they were drafted. For example, lineman who were taken later in the draft are surpassing those who were taken early.So, what would happen if the NFL GMs were able to see two years in the future ahead of the 2013 NFL Draft? The picks would without a doubt change and certain teams would have to completely revamp their draft boards. Well, that fantasy scenario has been brought to life here as we set out to re-draft the Top 20 picks of the 2013 NFL Draft.
The Chicago White Sox snapped an eight-game losing streak with a victory Friday night over the Oakland Athletics.

Now, the White Sox will try to start building momentum in a positive direction.

Chicago (25-50) will go for back-to-back wins when it hosts Oakland (39-37) on Saturday afternoon at Guaranteed Rate Field. The White Sox and A’s are coming off a doubleheader split and have two games left in the four-game series on Chicago’s South Side.

The matchup will represent a personal milestone for White Sox right-hander Dylan Covey (3-2, 2.90 ERA), who will face the A’s for the first time in his career. The A’s drafted him in 2013 in the fourth round, but Chicago selected him in the Rule 5 draft before the start of last season.

Covey endured a turbulent 2017 campaign but has performed much better this time around. The 26-year-old went five straight starts without a defeat before falling short in his most recent outing Monday against the Cleveland Indians. He gave up four earned runs on six hits over six innings in that 6-2 defeat.

This will be Covey’s 20th start in the big leagues. He is 3-9 with a 5.95 ERA in his career.

“On the outside looking in, I would say he’s on a path that leads us to believe he’s turning a corner and getting to where you feel comfortable with all of his approaches http://www.atlantafalconsteamonline.com/john-cominsky-jersey , when he’s attacking hitters, and that’s going to be able to have this become a sustainable activity for him,” Chicago manager Rick Renteria said to the Chicago Sun-Times. “The stuff is good. It’s always going to be, for all pitchers, trusting the stuff and commanding strikes.”

For Oakland, right-hander Daniel Mengden (6-6, 4.06 ERA) is set to make his 16th start of the season. The Houston Astros drafted Mengden in the fourth round in 2014, and he was traded to Oakland the next season as part of a package for veteran left-hander Scott Kazmir.

Kazmir has not pitched in the big leagues since 2016, but Mengden appears to have a bright future at age 25. He has struggled recently Qadree Ollison Jersey , however, allowing 16 earned runs in his past 14 1/3 innings for a 10.05 ERA during that span. He has given up eight home runs in that time.

In his only career appearance against the White Sox earlier this season, Mengden allowed only one run and six hits in eight innings. He walked one and struck out six while picking up the win in Oakland’s 8-1 victory.

A’s outfielder Matt Joyce could remain in the lineup one day after he was activated from the 10-day disabled list with a lumbar strain. He hit .196 with seven home runs and 13 RBIs before the injury, and he went 0-for-2 in his return Friday night.

“Obviously, he’s been a big part of our lineup,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said to mlb.com. “Maybe not the year he envisioned up to this point, but we feel like he’s swung the bat a lot better than his numbers would suggest. He had a couple of hits the last couple of games, and he’s healthy again.”

The White Sox are 13-25 at home. The A’s are 19-17 on the road.


 

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