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OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 03:10 PM
See, I had no plans to take LaPorta. I was worried you might snag one of the two guys I had in mind for my 2nd round pick.

The guy who I had in mind for my 2nd pick is still on the board. LaPorta was just too good for me to pass up.

I'm hoping my guy will fall to me in the third round.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 03:11 PM
MattyMo is on the clock...

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 03:12 PM
I can't believe Matt LaPorta fell to me in the 2nd round. I had someone else in mind for my 2nd pick, but when I saw LaPorta still on the board at 52 I had to get him.

Maybe the guy I have in mind will slide to the third round?

That happened to me for my supplemental pick. I was torn between Johnson and Anderson, turns out I guess that I get both.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 03:28 PM
MattyMo...you have ten minutes. I just saw him on here a few minutes ago. I

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 03:32 PM
Red Leader sent his picks to me this morning but he said he would be back by 1:00.

Are you back yet RL? If not then I'll use the top two guys you sent me for picks #56 and 57.

MattyHo4Life
06-04-2006, 03:35 PM
Jared Hughes RHP

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 03:35 PM
Topcat is on the clock...

M2
06-04-2006, 03:37 PM
I'm sorry about the multiple posts. My computer connection was messing up on me.

Who'd you pick? ... Nevermind, I see it above now.

Topcat
06-04-2006, 03:45 PM
Arizona diamondbacks are pleased to announce the selection of Zach Britton, lhp
School: Weatherford HS. Class: Sr.
Hometown: Weatherford, Texas

Red Leader
06-04-2006, 03:46 PM
NIce pick Topcat.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 03:46 PM
Red Leader has the next two picks and has sent them both to me.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 03:46 PM
Nevermind. RL is here.

Topcat
06-04-2006, 03:48 PM
NIce pick Topcat.


Thanks RL I thought there showed room to grow and long term potential to be a number 1 or number 2 starter in Zach.

Red Leader
06-04-2006, 03:49 PM
http://www.iwchildren.org/alomar/clelogo.gif

With the 56th pick of the 2006 Amateur Draft.

The Cleveland Indians select:

SS Emmanuel Burriss, Kent St. University. http://www.eurobasket.com/logos/kent.gif

B-S, T-R, 6'0" 174. 21 yrs old.

203 AB, 63 R, 77 H, 9 2B, 3 3B, 4 HR, 27 RBI, 36 SB, .379 AVG.

Burriss will move to 2B and should come fast.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 03:53 PM
RL is still on the clock...

Red Leader
06-04-2006, 03:53 PM
http://www.iwchildren.org/alomar/clelogo.gif

With the 57th pick of the draft. The Cleveland Indians select:

Brandon Belt, lhp, Hudson HS (TX)

B-L, T-L, 6'5" 188 lbs. 18 yrs old.

10 W, 0 L, 11 G, 58 IP, 8 H, 17 BB, 117 K, 0.24 ERA.

8 hits allowed in 58 IP and 117 K, are you kidding me.

He's a steal.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 03:55 PM
Gallen5862 is on the clock...

Gallen5862
06-04-2006, 03:55 PM
With the 58th pick the Orioles select Cedrick Hunter,OF Martin Luther King HS
http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/events/draft/y2006/tracker/search.jsp?sc=lastName&sp=H&pg=4
Cedric Hunter Martin Luther King HS CF L/L 6'0" 185 1988-03-10 HS 350K
Comments: Raw athlete who has hit close to .600 his last two years in high school. Good swing creates consistent results. A tweener defensively in the outfield.

M2
06-04-2006, 03:55 PM
RL, nice pick on Burriss.

M2
06-04-2006, 03:56 PM
With the 58th pick the Orioles select Cedrick Hunter,OF Martin Luther King HS

Drat. Back to the drawing board.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 03:57 PM
Caveat Emperor you know the drill...

Mario-Rijo
06-04-2006, 03:58 PM
Doc Scott sent his pick to me.

With the 50th overall pick in the draft, the Tigers select Mike Ambort, C, Lamar University.

NC Reds is on the clock...


Outstanding Picks bye Doc, it's pretty much what I was considering as far as both picks to this point. I was a bit torn between Stubbs & Kershaw in the 1st rd. as while doing my research the Tigers fans I chatted with had Kershaw, Stubbs and then Hochevar as what they wanted + what is likely in the 1st in that order. I wasn't completely sold on Kershaw that early so I was leaning towards Stubbs and they also wanted a solid C here w/ the 2nd rounder and Ambort is not a bad p/u here.

So good scouting Doc! :beerme:

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 03:58 PM
Drat. Back to the drawing board.

Yep, me too. Nice pick Gallen.:)

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 04:01 PM
My second round guy is still available. I thought he would have been taken by now considering he is a local boy.

Red Leader
06-04-2006, 04:03 PM
nm.

Red Leader
06-04-2006, 04:05 PM
I had Ambort setup for one of my picks. Britton as well. Emmanuel Burriss was definately going to be one of my picks. MI with lead off ability, speed to burn and a local kid (Kent St--my alumn).

Gallen5862
06-04-2006, 04:05 PM
Thanks everyone. I was surprized he was still there. Where was he ranked by BA?

Caveat Emperor
06-04-2006, 04:05 PM
With the 59th pick in the MLB Amatuer Entry Draft, the Washington Nationals select:

Shane Robinson, OF, Florida State University Seminoles

http://graphics.fansonly.com/photos/schools/fsu/sports/m-basebl/auto_headshot/269054.jpeg

.355 / .515-.439-.954 (31-35 on SBs)

Rated by scouts as being the defensive player in the ACC as well as the best baserunner and having the best plate recognitions skills.

Red Leader
06-04-2006, 04:06 PM
RL, nice pick on Burriss.

Thanks. Having went to Kent, it was an easy choice for me, and the Indians.

I was going to take Burriss with my first pick (39). but couldn't pass on Parmelee.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 04:06 PM
Great pick.

Flyer85 is on the clock...

M2
06-04-2006, 04:08 PM
Thanks everyone. I was surprized he was still there. Where was he ranked by BA?

81, which I thought was awful low.

flyer85
06-04-2006, 04:08 PM
Chad Lee RHP Barton County CC

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 04:10 PM
rdiersin is up again...

Gallen5862
06-04-2006, 04:11 PM
Thanks M2.

Gallen5862
06-04-2006, 04:12 PM
With the 58th pick the Orioles select Cedrick Hunter,OF Martin Luther King HS
http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/ev...Name&sp=H&pg=4
Cedric Hunter Martin Luther King HS CF L/L 6'0" 185 1988-03-10 HS 350K
Comments: Raw athlete who has hit close to .600 his last two years in high school. Good swing creates consistent results. A tweener defensively in the outfield. That gives the Orioles RHPS Greg Reynolds and Brian Morris and a outfielder.

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 04:14 PM
The San Diego Padres with the 61st pick select Mark Hamilton, 1B, from Tulane.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 04:17 PM
Block Knocker is on the clock...

Caveat Emperor
06-04-2006, 04:19 PM
The San Diego Padres with the 61st pick select Mark Hamilton, 1B, from Tulane.

I interrupt the thread merely to add a: Roll Wave!

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 04:22 PM
I interrupt the thread merely to add a: Roll Wave!
I was a little surprised you didn't pick him. Of course, I almost picked Jeff Samardzija just so the Padres would sign him and he wouldn't be able to beat up on my alma mater's small cornerbacks, but then I realized this wasn't real.

cincinnati chili
06-04-2006, 04:22 PM
Block Knocker is on the clock...

Block Knocker was going to pick Hamilton. Seriously.

Instead, he'll pick "the other" Chad Tracy, C somewhere on a beach near Pepperdine

http://graphics.fansonly.com/photos/schools/pepp/sports/m-basebl/auto_action/163038.jpeg (lower left)

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 04:23 PM
ramp101 is on the clock...

ramp101
06-04-2006, 04:25 PM
with the 63rd pick, the Florida Marlins select Buck, Dallas, Oregon State University(junior standing)

9-2, 3.15era,86ip, 62k, 43bb

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 04:27 PM
Betterread is on the clock and sent his picks to me...

With the 64th overall pick, the Twins select Matt Long, RHP, Miami (Ohio).

Stewie is on the clock...

Caveat Emperor
06-04-2006, 04:27 PM
I was a little surprised you didn't pick him. Of course, I almost picked Jeff Samardzija just so the Padres would sign him and he wouldn't be able to beat up on my alma mater's small cornerbacks, but then I realized this wasn't real.

As an objective member of the Nationals front office, it's my duty to note somethat that the normal Caveat Emperor would never admit: the last two "can't miss" Tulane prospects were, in fact, quite easily missed. Jake Gautreau raked in college, but it looks like he's never going to have much of an impact in the show. Michael Aubrey has been sidelined by injuries and has yet to get on track as well.

Still, I hope Hamilton makes it. If his bat stays with him, he should rise quickly through the minors.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 04:28 PM
Stewie also sent his picks to me.

With the 65th overall pick in the draft, the Philles select Jason Donald, SS, Arizona.

woy is on the clock for the first time...

westofyou
06-04-2006, 04:30 PM
Tony Watson, lhp

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 04:33 PM
Sandy sent me her picks...

With the 67th overall pick, Sandy selects Stephen King, ss, HS, FL.

NC Reds is up...

SandyD
06-04-2006, 04:34 PM
Hey, I'm HERE! I was just about to post that. :D Thanks, OBM.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 04:36 PM
Hey, I'm HERE! I was just about to post that. :D Thanks, OBM.

Is that who you wanted? You can hurry and change it if you want.

cincinnati chili
06-04-2006, 04:36 PM
I think Tony Watson was a great pick by WOY if he can stay healthy. Even Brian Sabean was going to pick him next

westofyou
06-04-2006, 04:37 PM
I think Tony Watson was a great pick by WOY if he can stay healthy. Even Brian Sabean was going to pick him next
I plan on trading him to the Reds for EE when I trade Chavez to the Red Sox.

SandyD
06-04-2006, 04:38 PM
It's ok ... I was going to post that, anyway. Seriously.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 04:39 PM
Man, we made a lot of progress today. I doubt we'll finish it...but it's going to be close.

NC Reds
06-04-2006, 04:41 PM
Atlanta selects Chris Archer, RHP, Clayton, NC (HS).

SandyD
06-04-2006, 04:42 PM
I kind of rushed through all this anyway, this year. I'll be better prepared next year.

Both of Sabean's picks were originally on my round 2 list. :D

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 04:42 PM
RL is up. You have another pick coming up soon, NC Reds.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 04:44 PM
OK, I just learned through Jim Callis that the guy I have in mind for my next pick is probably going to be an overdraft.

Oh well. I love the kid and I am still going to draft him.

SandyD
06-04-2006, 04:47 PM
Callis isn't ALWAYS right, is he? Go for it.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 04:52 PM
Is Red Leader still around?

Doc. Scott
06-04-2006, 05:07 PM
doug sent me his picks.

With the 48th overall pick, the Pirates(dougdirt) select Dellin Betances, RHP/IF, New York

This is the guy I was hoping would fall to the third round. Him and Dallas Buck, who also got popped early in the second.

Red Leader
06-04-2006, 05:09 PM
With the 69th pick in the draft, the Cleveland Indians select:

Jeff Locke, lhp, Kennett HS (N.H.)

6'2" 175 lbs. 18 yrs old.

6 W, 0 L, 8 G, 37 IP, 9 H, 7 BB, 71 K, 0.49 ERA.

Red Leader
06-04-2006, 05:12 PM
I just picked. I have another pick coming up, but am not feeling too good. Could you just give me best available for my remaining two picks?

Caveat Emperor
06-04-2006, 05:21 PM
With the 70th pick in the MLB Amatuer Entry Draft, the Washington Nationals select:

Marcus Lemon, 2B/SS, Eustis HS (FLA)

http://graphics.fansonly.com/photos/schools/usab/sports/m-jr-basebl/auto_headshot/239015.jpeg


Son of former MLB ballplayer Chet Lemon. In 24 games this spring, he totaled 21 hits in 71 at bats...scored 32 times...had 11 doubles...knocked in 27 runs...stole 13 bases. Heady ballplayer who projects to 2nd base at the professional level and should develop decent power to complement ability to hit to all fields.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 05:29 PM
M2 is on the clock...

M2
06-04-2006, 05:32 PM
With the 71st pick in the draft, the Boston Red Sox select Eddie Degerman, RHP, Rice University.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 05:33 PM
Great pick.

NC Reds is on the board...

NC Reds
06-04-2006, 05:37 PM
Alex White D H Conley HS R/R 6'3" 185 1988-08-29 HS
Comments: When you start throwing 95 mph, scouts will come. He also has a plus curve. He's shaken off a bout of tendinitis to return to form late. Would be a two-way player if he heads to college.

Braves love high schoolers. Braves select Alex White RHP, Greenville, NC (HS)

9-0 0.60 ERA 106K in 59 innings.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 05:38 PM
Reds44 is up...

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 05:40 PM
Give Reds44 the best player available. I sent him two PM's while hje was online and he never responded.

Who is the bpa right now?

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 05:42 PM
Has Mark Melancon been taken? If not, then its Jeff Samardzija, per BA.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 05:43 PM
Has Mark Melancon been taken? If not, then its Jeff Samardzija, per BA.

I'll give him Jeff Samardzija.

Melancon is still available.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 05:44 PM
With the 73rd pick, the White Sox(Reds44) select Jeff Samardzija, RHP, Notre Dame.

MattyMo is on the clock...

dougdirt
06-04-2006, 05:50 PM
Wow, lots of stuff done while I was gone. Glad to see I got my first choice in my pick too. Thanks for picking me up OBM!

MattyHo4Life
06-04-2006, 05:51 PM
St. Louis Cardinals select Mark Melancon RHP Arizona with the 74th pick

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 05:53 PM
Red Leader wants the best player available. Who is that?

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 05:59 PM
Red Leader is up - he's not feeling well and just wants us to give him the bpa. Anyone know who the bpa is?

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 05:59 PM
Red Leader wants the best player available. Who is that?

I think its Aaron Miller, of/lhp, HS per BA

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 06:01 PM
With the 75th overall pick in the draft, the Indians(Red Leader) select Aaron Miller, of/lhp, HS.

MattyMo is on the board to wrap up the second round.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 06:02 PM
With TRF and 2844 coming up again we'll need the two best players again.:D

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 06:06 PM
Jared Mitchell of, HS
Dustin Dickerson 3b/1b, HS

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 06:07 PM
OBM, if Loo isn't signed shouldn't you be forced to take him with your next pick ;)

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 06:09 PM
And then lowball him so that I can draft him for the 4th time in a row next year. ;)

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 06:11 PM
I haven't seen jmcclain on since around 2:00...so we'll probably have a holdup for a while. We can afford to wait a while on him since we've got so much done today.

I may take a break in a little while. My eyes are killing me from being on the computer all day long. ;)

Red Leader
06-04-2006, 06:15 PM
M2. I was looking to take Degerman with my next pick. I think he's undervalued on most draft boards. Figured he'd last for me for my next pick. All of your draft picks so far are guys I had high up on my board. Nice draft so far...

Ok, back to the toilet...

Thanks for getting this started, by the way, OBM. It's been real fun.

Sucks that I'm not feeling well.

OBM, I'm going to PM you with my last pick (I believe # 101). Only two guys. If both of them are gone, I'll take best available.

MattyHo4Life
06-04-2006, 06:15 PM
St. Louis Cardinals select Riley Cooper CF Clearwater Central with the 76th pick

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 06:17 PM
TRF is on the clock to start the third round...

If he doesn't show up before jmcclain, then we'll just give him the bpa and let jm make his pick.

M2
06-04-2006, 06:35 PM
M2. I was looking to take Degerman with my next pick. I think he's undervalued on most draft boards. Figured he'd last for me for my next pick. All of your draft picks so far are guys I had high up on my board. Nice draft so far...

Thanks. I was high on Parmalee and Burriss too. Sounds like we're thinking generally along the same lines.

I'm not sure why Degerman isn't a hotter prospect. He's got stuff and decent height. He's been a bear on opposing hitters his whole time in college. He may have just turned in the best season of any pitcher in Division 1 this season.

I suspect he falls a bit because he's really skinny. I think it makes him look like an old-timey baseball pitcher.

Anyway, sounds like you need Immodium.

SandyD
06-04-2006, 06:45 PM
OT:

Would there be an interest in creating sort of a RZ reporter for each of the 16 college teams that arise from this weekends regionals? Each reporter would be responsible for preparing a general summary of the team they are assigned to, and posting it on the board before Friday. And if the team you select advances to the CWS, you would be responsible for reporting on that team during the CWS.

I'm posting in this thread to gauge interest.

cincinnati chili
06-04-2006, 06:52 PM
OT:

Would there be an interest in creating sort of a RZ reporter for each of the 16 college teams that arise from this weekends regionals? Each reporter would be responsible for preparing a general summary of the team they are assigned to, and posting it on the board before Friday. And if the team you select advances to the CWS, you would be responsible for reporting on that team during the CWS.

I'm posting in this thread to gauge interest.

I don't have the energy to do that, but I'll certainly be interested in reading it.

It will also be helpful to post the Reds draftees who will be participating in the televised games. There are usually a few.

reds44
06-04-2006, 07:04 PM
With the 73rd pick, the White Sox(Reds44) select Jeff Samardzija, RHP, Notre Dame.

MattyMo is on the clock...
Ok I was gone guys sorry, but can I have more then 6 minutes to make my pick?

SandyD
06-04-2006, 07:05 PM
If anyone is interested, Smoke Laval resigned at LSU. The entire coaching staff has been fired.

Topcat
06-04-2006, 07:06 PM
Red Leader is up - he's not feeling well and just wants us to give him the bpa. Anyone know who the bpa is?


I made him ill with my last pick lol ;)

dougdirt
06-04-2006, 07:10 PM
Isnt that where Milton Loo was thinking about going next year if he wasnt signed? Looks like more reasons to sign with us now!

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 07:11 PM
OT:

Would there be an interest in creating sort of a RZ reporter for each of the 16 college teams that arise from this weekends regionals? Each reporter would be responsible for preparing a general summary of the team they are assigned to, and posting it on the board before Friday. And if the team you select advances to the CWS, you would be responsible for reporting on that team during the CWS.

I'm posting in this thread to gauge interest.

I'll take Texas.....oh wait.
Its an interesting thought Sandy. I'm not completely into the college baseball, but I might be interested in attempting to report on a team. I would have enjoyed it if ND made, but I think they were eliminated.

SandyD
06-04-2006, 07:13 PM
Might actually be. Of course, if he doesn't sign with the Reds, he has another shot at the draft first.

dougdirt
06-04-2006, 07:16 PM
SHHH dont tell him that sandy!:)

Topcat
06-04-2006, 07:18 PM
I am stepping away for say like an hour and a half but, I am a ways off from choosing and DO NOT! choose bpa for me I will return for sure . I am just curious on what others think of players I have chosen? Never done this before and I get none, zippo, zilch for coverage of college baseball :(

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 07:22 PM
Alright Topcat, it doesn't look like that amount of time is going to matter anyway.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 07:26 PM
Ok I was gone guys sorry, but can I have more then 6 minutes to make my pick?

Well, we gave you about 8 hours on your first pick and you never showed up. Then I emailed you today(twice) while you were online to notify you that your pick was coming up...and you signed off. We can't hold up the draft all day for you.

SandyD
06-04-2006, 07:29 PM
SHHH dont tell him that sandy!:)

LOL.

On the college baseball thing: I'm thinking of a brief report on the team to include coach, record, conference, key players, key drafted players --- esp by Reds. And then scan sources of online news for anything that might be interesting.

People get so excited about the NCAA hoops tourney. No reason we can't get excited about college baseball tourney. Despite the aluminum.

dougdirt
06-04-2006, 07:32 PM
been quite a while on picks...is TRF or has he been around at all today?

Jpup
06-04-2006, 07:42 PM
I would be glad to make some picks for people if you guys need some help.

Gallen5862
06-04-2006, 07:42 PM
I would like NC State. They beat Texas today. My UNCW team lost today to get eliminated. NC State is my favorite Team. I would also take North Carolina since they won the regional with UNCW in it.

jmcclain19
06-04-2006, 07:48 PM
I'm here now and ready to roll - did TRF pick yet?

Reds Fanatic
06-04-2006, 07:55 PM
been quite a while on picks...is TRF or has he been around at all today?
He has not been on since about 10:30 last night.

M2
06-04-2006, 07:56 PM
I'm here now and ready to roll - did TRF pick yet?

Nope, hasn't been on the board since yesterday. TRF's good folks and all, but I think it's time to start thinking about bpa for that pick.

reds44
06-04-2006, 07:56 PM
Well, we gave you about 8 hours on your first pick and you never showed up. Then I emailed you today(twice) while you were online to notify you that your pick was coming up...and you signed off. We can't hold up the draft all day for you.
I was at the White Sox game last night, I probably should have said something, but I didn't think my pcik would come up that fast. Then today I had to drive back from my dad's house in Chicago back to DeKalb.

Sorry. I was gone for 1 1/2 today, that is hardly all day. You waited 6 minutes. Sorry I can't be online all day.

Back to the draft.

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 08:04 PM
OBM seems to be away, so since I volunteered and we were just waiting for Josh,
The KC Royals select Jared Mitchell of, HS with the 77th overall pick in the draft.

jmcclain19 is on the clock

M2
06-04-2006, 08:07 PM
I am stepping away for say like an hour and a half but, I am a ways off from choosing and DO NOT! choose bpa for me I will return for sure . I am just curious on what others think of players I have chosen? Never done this before and I get none, zippo, zilch for coverage of college baseball :(

You've gone and gotten yourself three high octane arms. Seems like a reasonably philosophy to me.

jmcclain19
06-04-2006, 08:10 PM
http://media.mnginteractive.com/media/paper36/Dodowd0711ind.jpg
The Rockies, using the infinite wisdom of Dan O'Dowd, select Catcher Brian Jeroloman, from the University of Florida, with the 78th overall pick

http://www.alligator.org/pt2/images/sports/050413base.jpg


AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
.242 190 40 46 7 0 6 39 0

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 08:11 PM
The Devil Rays on now on the clock.

jmcclain19
06-04-2006, 08:11 PM
I made my pick. I had five other guys in mind who were all picked while I was out watching the Da Vinci Code. So I went for Best Catcher Still Available.

After all, you can never have enough catching.

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 08:12 PM
So what was the time limit we were talking about 10 min? 2844 hasn't been on, I don't think

M2
06-04-2006, 08:13 PM
So what was the time limit we were talking about 10 min? 2844 hasn't been on, I don't think

Had 2844 sent picks to OBM?

dougdirt
06-04-2006, 08:13 PM
I have my pick locked and ready to go as long as it isnt stolen from me by 2844. I was contemplating taking this guy with my second round pick, so if I can get him with my third round pick, I will be happy.

Topcat
06-04-2006, 08:13 PM
http://media.mnginteractive.com/media/paper36/Dodowd0711ind.jpg
The Rockies, using the infinite wisdom of Dan O'Dowd, select Catcher Brian Jeroloman, from the University of Florida, with the 78th overall pick

http://www.alligator.org/pt2/images/sports/050413base.jpg


AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
.242 190 40 46 7 0 6 39 0



*cough*reach

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 08:14 PM
Had 2844 sent picks to OBM?
I don't think so, he said earlier to give him bpa.

jmcclain19
06-04-2006, 08:18 PM
*cough*reach

We spent too much on Andrew Miller. The rest will have to be signability picks to fit under budget.

Topcat
06-04-2006, 08:18 PM
I made my pick. I had five other guys in mind who were all picked while I was out watching the Da Vinci Code. So I went for Best Catcher Still Available.

After all, you can never have enough catching.


Not when ya can get by on scrap heap guys like our beloved David Ross ( who im diggin btw) or jd clossers of the world ;)

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 08:21 PM
So should we go BPA for 2844?

M2
06-04-2006, 08:22 PM
So should we go BPA for 2844?

If he said take bpa, then take bpa.

SandyD
06-04-2006, 08:23 PM
I would like NC State. They beat Texas today. My UNCW team lost today to get eliminated. NC State is my favorite Team. I would also take North Carolina since they won the regional with UNCW in it.

I'm preparing a summary of the teams left, and I'll start a thread to see if there's enough interest. Some of the regionals aren't even down to two yet.

I loved watching the UNC Wilmington team that came to the BR regional a few years ago. They were a lot of fun to watch.

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 08:24 PM
With the 79th pick in the draft, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays take
Dustin Dickerson 3b/1b, HS

doug is on the clock.

dougdirt
06-04-2006, 08:27 PM
With the 80th pick of the 2006 MLB FYP draft the Pittsburgh Pirates Select RHP Cory Rasmus, Russell County HS, AL

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 08:28 PM
Traderumor is on the clock.

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 08:31 PM
I think we'll have to wait for OBM now, I don't know if TR or Doc Scott sent him their picks.

westofyou
06-04-2006, 08:33 PM
I would be glad to make some picks for people if you guys need some help.
You can have my next A's pick if you want it.

dougdirt
06-04-2006, 08:40 PM
Well the Pirates, and myself are done.
We took the following players:
Luke Hochevar
Hochevar was one of the top prospects a year ago, but his affiliation with advisor Scott Boras caused him to fall to the first-round supplemental round. After a series of odd events in which he reportedly switched agents and reached an agreement with the Dodgers, he switched back to Boras and remains unsigned. The Dodgers do hold his signing rights up until a week before this year's draft. He has a similar build with long, strong limbs as fellow Colorado prep pitching star Kyle Sleeth. He works comfortably in the low-90s and has touched the mid-90s on occasion. He has a solid overall repertoire with a hard-breaking curveball, a sharp slider, a solid changeup and a developing sinker. His best asset is his ability to change speeds and hit his spots, as he commands the strike zone really well. He also shows a smooth delivery, and his frame should be able to sustain long innings if not find a few more ticks for his fastball. His arm is relatively fresh since he pitched in Colorado, not compiling the long innings of a pitcher from a warmer state. He missed time during his sophomore season with two injuries sustained on balls hit back up the box. Neither injury was to his throwing arm. His athletic bloodlines are very strong as his father played professional basketball and his mother played volleyball. If he can maintain his velocity and the consistency on the bite of his curveball, he could be a solid top of the rotation starter as a pro.

Dellin Betances
No one matches Betances' imposing stature on the mound. At 6'9", he offers a towering presence, and has the advantage of pitching at a dramatic downward plane to hitters. The pride of New York City, he also offers a very strong yet silent aura that commands respect. He throws in the low-90s with his heater, with natural downward movement given the trajectory of his pitches. He also has a refined curveball that offers a very tight, late break, as well as a promising changeup that offers a fair amount of deception. It seems as though that whenever you read about a 6'9" pitcher that throws in the 90s that are immediately concerns about that pitcher's command and mechanics. That isn't the case with Betances, who commands the strike zone very well with all of his pitches, and has a very patient, quiet and sound delivery in which the ball explodes out of his hand. He is a very good overall athlete that doubles as an imposing hitter. Betances was an Aflac All-American and he also played for the Team USA Junior National Team during the summer of 2005.

Cory Rasmus
Cory Rasmus is the younger brother of Colby Rasmus, a first-round pick (Cardinals) from a year ago, and is the son of Tony Rasmus, the head coach for the highly acclaimed Russell County Warriors from Phenix City, Alabama. Rasmus is a different kind of athlete from his older brother, who was a rangy and athletic, five-tool outfielder. Cory is built more square and strong, with a thick lower half that makes his body ideally suited to catching. While he has some thump in his bat as well, his powerful right arm makes him more appealing on the mound. He’s touched 97, and has worked hard to consistently work in the 92-94 range. And when he’s on he can spin one of the prettiest curveballs you have ever seen.

For the Pirates I went with the best player available at the given spot they drafted. It just so happened that they were all pitchers. In the second round I was tempted to take Matt Laporta, but Betances was there and I couldnt pass him up. I think that Luke Hochevar is the second best pitcher in the draft behind Andrew Miller, so taking him was not a problem in my mind. I went with Rasmus in the 3rd round, because well had I had a later pick in the second round I would have taken him. He has said if he doesnt go in rounds 1 or 2, he will go to Auburn to play. This however was a mock draft, and I see him going in the 2nd round in the real draft, I took him with the idea that he was a second round talent that I was able to get in the 3rd round here, essentially giving me 3 picks in 2 rounds.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 08:53 PM
I don't have any picks from TR but Doc Scott and M2 have sent some to me.

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 08:54 PM
I don't have any picks from TR but Doc Scott and M2 have sent some to me.

Sean Watson is bpa I think

SandyD
06-04-2006, 08:56 PM
Did someone take Jared Mitchell?

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 08:57 PM
Sean Watson is bpa I think

Is he a HS player?

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 08:58 PM
Is he a HS player?

No a college player.

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 08:59 PM
Did someone take Jared Mitchell?
Yea, he was bpa for 2844, I think.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 09:00 PM
I'll give him to TR. I hate to skip his pick but I'd like to keep this thing going because I imagine a lot of people will be available due to work tomorrow.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 09:01 PM
With the 81st overall pick in the draft, TR and the Mariners select Sean Watson, rhp, Tennessee.

Doc Scott is on the clock...

SandyD
06-04-2006, 09:01 PM
Sean Watson rhp TN

Jpup
06-04-2006, 09:02 PM
You can have my next A's pick if you want it.

cool with me. that should be #98.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 09:03 PM
Doc sent his pick to me and had this to say: I wanted a projectable pitcher that was as large as possible. I was thinking of someone who could achieve Big Nasty Bastard status.

With the 82nd pick, the Tigers select First choice is Nathan Karns, RHP, James Martin HS (Texas). 6-foot-5/225#. Not as highly touted as other Texas prepsters, but he's a football star with good velocity and surprisingly good secondary pitches. Speed could increase when he gives up the gridiron.

M2 is on the clock...

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 09:04 PM
M2 sent his pick to me also.

With the 83rd overall pick, the Red Sox select Aaron Bates, 1B, N.C. State.

My Reds are next...

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 09:10 PM
With the 84th overall pick in the 2006 draft, the Reds finally unveil their secret pick that I've been waiting to make all day by selecting Ryan Strieby, 1B, University of Kentucky.

Strieby is the SEC player of the year after hitting .341/.471/.707 with 20 home runs and 45 walks in 229 atbats this. At 6'6" and 235, he reminds me of Rockies prospect Ryan Shealy, or a right handed Dunn.

http://www.ukathletics.com/index.php?s=&change_well_id=2&url_article_id=15812

This pick may be considered a slight overdraft...but I love his bat.

Gallen5862 is on the clock...

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 09:12 PM
I finally made my highly secretive pick! ;)

Ryan Strieby. Big powerful 1B with a great eye from UK.

Gallen5862
06-04-2006, 09:13 PM
Alot of the same players were on that UNC-Wilmington team you saw a few years ago. I graduated from there. They had an amazing year.

Gallen5862
06-04-2006, 09:14 PM
I drafted a player already drafted. Sorry.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 09:17 PM
My draft ends with Brandon Morrow, Matt LaPorta, and Ryan Strieby. One power arm and two power hitting first basemen with some of the best power and plate discipline in the draft. If this was the actual Reds draft, would you be disappointed or satisfied with the top three picks?

SandyD
06-04-2006, 09:17 PM
Gallen, I thought Wes Hodges was already taken?

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 09:18 PM
Hodges has already been picked at #51.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 09:20 PM
Hodges has been off the board for a while...#51 I think.

I'll be leaving for the night here soon. rdierson will hopefully take over again.

Gallen5862
06-04-2006, 09:22 PM
Thanks will pick again.

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 09:22 PM
Hodges has been off the board for a while...#51 I think.

I'll be leaving for the night here soon. rdierson will hopefully take over again.

Sure. If you have any picks that have Pm'd could you send them to me.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 09:29 PM
Sure. If you have any picks that have Pm'd could you send them to me.

I just sent two to ya.

Everyone send their picks to rdiersin tonight if you have to. I won't be available until tomorrow morning.

Gallen5862
06-04-2006, 09:29 PM
With the 85th pick the Orioles select Wade LeBlanc, LHP, Alabama.
http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/events/draft/y2006/tracker/search.jsp?sc=lastName&sp=L&pg=1

Wade Leblanc U Alabama Tuscaloosa LHP L/L 6'3" 190 1984-08-07 JR 350K
Comments: A polished college lefty who goes right after hitters. His fastball barely touches 90 and he's got a big slow curve to go along with it. The National Freshman of the Year, he has bounced back from an injury-plagued sophomore season (bruised collarbone) to pitch effectively in 2006.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2006, 09:29 PM
Everyone send their picks to rdiersin tonight if you have to. I won't be available until tomorrow morning.

Topcat is on the clock...

Gallen5862
06-04-2006, 09:36 PM
With the 85th pick the Orioles select Wade LeBlanc, LHP, Alabama.
http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/ev...Name&sp=L&pg=1

Wade Leblanc U Alabama Tuscaloosa LHP L/L 6'3" 190 1984-08-07 JR 350K
Comments: A polished college lefty who goes right after hitters. His fastball barely touches 90 and he's got a big slow curve to go along with it. The National Freshman of the Year, he has bounced back from an injury-plagued sophomore season (bruised collarbone) to pitch effectively in 2006.

I am sorry I drafted a player already drafted earlier. I some how missed seeing that.

Topcat
06-04-2006, 09:37 PM
Ok my first pick i am making now second is gonna need about 10 mins ok?

Diamondbacks in there continuing trend to develop pitchers and fill the rest of the holes thru free agency and trades select. Blair Erickson p uc-irvine
Vital Stats- 6'1", 210, 10/28/1984

What Is My Background?- Although I didn't play a single game in my senior season of high school due to an ankle injury, I was still rated the 51st best draft prospect for the 2003 class and drafted in the 28th round by the Phillies. Why? At the time my 91-93 mph fastball and developed slider were highly rated. As a Freshman at Irvine, I instantly gained national prominence. I became the NCAA leader in saves with 17, and flashed the stuff that had scouts talking the previous summer.

What Do You Need To Know About Me?- Over the last two years, my stuff has become even more lethal The fastball that used to sit in the low 90's now is consistently in the mid-90's. BA rated it as the best in the Big West. My slider which, was considered a solid pitch coming out of high school, is now considered to be a potential out pitch in the majors. Although my control came and went my sophomore year, I had no trouble missing bats. My 13.37 K/9 IP would have placed me 2nd in the NCAA if I had the necessary innings qualifications. Led by my 1.80 ERA, I limited opponents to only 16 hits in the 35 innings I pitched. I am the highest ranked college reliever in this year's draft. And I could see myself getting picked in the mid-teens if a team wants to go cheap.

MLB Comparison- Brad Lidge (a middle-classed man's version

dougdirt
06-04-2006, 09:37 PM
we will forgive you this time gallen....next year if it happens, well it might not be so comfy in your concrete boots....:)

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 09:38 PM
Ok my first pick i am making now second is gonna need about 10 mins ok?


Sure, I think Reds Fanatic picks after you, followed by chili and I don't think either of them are on the board right now.

Gallen5862
06-04-2006, 09:41 PM
The Orioles end up with Greg Reynolds and Bryan Morris both RHPs. I also got a Outfielder in Cedrick Hunter and an LHP in Wade Leblanc. What do you think of those picks? This was my first attempt at doing a mock MLB draft.

Gallen5862
06-04-2006, 09:41 PM
Thanks Dougdirt.

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 09:42 PM
The Orioles end up with Greg Reynolds and Bryan Morris both RHPs. I also got a Outfielder in Cedrick Hunter and an LHP in Wade Leblanc. What do you think of those picks? This was my first attempt at doing a mock MLB draft.

I like it. (I also like yours too doug, just haven't commented yet). I like the pick of Hunter, I was thinking about him as well. The Bryan Morris is a good pick too, along with Reynolds. BTW, this is my first mock draft too, so I might not be the best judge :).

Topcat
06-04-2006, 09:44 PM
And now to close out the Diamondbacks draft we are pleased to announce last yrs co pitcher of the year in the cape cod league Tim Norton, rhp
School: Connecticut. Class: Sr.
Hometown: Pascoag, R.I.
B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-5. Wt.: 230. Birthdate: 5/23/83.

While he may be more older than some prospects we feel that he has a future ahead of him as a contributing member of the "re-surgent"
Diamondbacks future.

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 09:45 PM
Reds Fanatic is now on the clock.

Gallen5862
06-04-2006, 09:45 PM
Thanks Rdiersin. I didn't have the BA 200 prospect list so had to try to find different sites with draft info on players.

Topcat
06-04-2006, 09:46 PM
Whew I' done thank god lol, I just chose according to what I felt would help the Dbacks cuz pitching can be traded for upgrades elsewhere down the line. OK now back to beer drinkin for me :D :beerme:

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 09:48 PM
For the Pirates I went with the best player available at the given spot they drafted. It just so happened that they were all pitchers. In the second round I was tempted to take Matt Laporta, but Betances was there and I couldnt pass him up. I think that Luke Hochevar is the second best pitcher in the draft behind Andrew Miller, so taking him was not a problem in my mind. I went with Rasmus in the 3rd round, because well had I had a later pick in the second round I would have taken him. He has said if he doesnt go in rounds 1 or 2, he will go to Auburn to play. This however was a mock draft, and I see him going in the 2nd round in the real draft, I took him with the idea that he was a second round talent that I was able to get in the 3rd round here, essentially giving me 3 picks in 2 rounds.

Good draft, doug. I like the Betances, I didn't realize he was 6'9". Always nice to have a tall pitcher or two in the system.

Gallen5862
06-04-2006, 09:51 PM
I liked your writeups Topcat. Has anyone heard if the Reds signed Loo yet?

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 10:05 PM
Reds Fanatic hasn't been on the board since 8:45 or so. Should we wait or move on? Chili is online, but I am not sure if those after him are.

Reds Fanatic
06-04-2006, 10:06 PM
I will be ready in just in a minute for my pick.

dougdirt
06-04-2006, 10:06 PM
Gallen, 2 things for ya.

1. I think your draft was pretty solid. Reynolds I personally am not a fan of, but a lot of people like him and I think he had some good upside.

2. I havent heard anything on Milton Loo, but I check his name in the Google News Search about once an hour hoping something pops up, but nothing yet.

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 10:06 PM
I will be ready in just in a minute for my pick.

Great!

Gallen5862
06-04-2006, 10:09 PM
Thanks Dougdirt. I keep hoping to see info on him. I see Loo was chozen in your mock draft.

Reds Fanatic
06-04-2006, 10:11 PM
edit wrong place to post.

Reds Fanatic
06-04-2006, 10:13 PM
With the 88th pick the Rangers select Ryan Morris LHP, South Mecklinburg HS.

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 10:14 PM
Thanks Reds Fanatic.

Cincinnati Chili is now on the clock.

cincinnati chili
06-04-2006, 10:15 PM
With the 89th pick in the 2006 first year player draft, the San Francisco Giants select:

Colin Sabean (UT) - Junipero Serra High School, San Mateo, California

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 10:16 PM
ramp11 is now on the clock.

M2
06-04-2006, 10:18 PM
Thanks for posting my pick OBM, quick note on Bates: His percentage line this season is .346/.475/547. On top of the hitting and patience, he's 6'4" and he can sell jeans. I'm really surprised he isn't more highly rated.

http://www.capecodbaseball.org/photos/SlideShows/AllStar2005HomeRun/HR_AaronBates340.jpg

dougdirt
06-04-2006, 10:23 PM
Gallen, that was over on John Sickels site. I had nothing to do with it other than post it on the other forum. Loo was drafted about where he probably will be drafted if he is available again. Hopefully it doesnt come to that though and he is signing with the Reds as we speak.

Patrick Bateman
06-04-2006, 10:24 PM
I will be here all tonight, so I can make my picks for myself this round.

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 10:40 PM
Thanks for posting my pick OBM, quick note on Bates: His percentage line this season is .346/.475/547. On top of the hitting and patience, he's 6'4" and he can sell jeans. I'm really surprised he isn't more highly rated.

http://www.capecodbaseball.org/photos/SlideShows/AllStar2005HomeRun/HR_AaronBates340.jpg

I like that pick M2. Nothing wrong with a player with a 0.137 ISOD and 0.214 ISOP.

SandyD
06-04-2006, 10:41 PM
I wonder if ramp is at a party again. OBM reached via IM last night, I believe.

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 10:44 PM
I wonder if ramp is at a party again. OBM reached via IM last night, I believe.

Yea, I would give him bpa, but neither CE or flyer are on board. Next person up is me, so I don't won't to be accused of anything ;)

SandyD
06-04-2006, 10:48 PM
Have you pm'd them all?

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 10:49 PM
Have you pm'd them all?

I haven't PM'd flyer, I'll go do that now.

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 10:56 PM
After these three picks, I think almost everyone left is online or has sent me their picks, except obviously ramp11. Do we go for it or wait?

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 11:00 PM
With the 90th pick in the draft the Florida Marlins select .....(See Edit)

Caveat Emperor is on the clock.

EDIT: Loo was signed, so ramp gets Sean Black, rhp, HS.

Red Leader
06-04-2006, 11:05 PM
Thanks for posting my pick OBM, quick note on Bates: His percentage line this season is .346/.475/547. On top of the hitting and patience, he's 6'4" and he can sell jeans. I'm really surprised he isn't more highly rated.

http://www.capecodbaseball.org/photos/SlideShows/AllStar2005HomeRun/HR_AaronBates340.jpg


Jonny Gomes, part deux, IMO.

And yet another player I had on my board. :lol:

Topcat
06-04-2006, 11:05 PM
We spent too much on Andrew Miller. The rest will have to be signability picks to fit under budget.


LOL beautiful quote and damn I almost lost beer over it :laugh:

SandyD
06-04-2006, 11:10 PM
after ramp's pick ...

Loo is next on BPA. Is he in our mock draft, or are we going to be optimistic and say the Reds sign him? :D

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 11:12 PM
after ramp's pick ...

Loo is next on BPA. Is he in our mock draft, or are we going to be optimistic and say the Reds sign him? :D

I went the optimistic route, but maybe I should give him to ramp since he was bpa.

Betterread
06-04-2006, 11:12 PM
Rdiersin - I'm trying to send you a message on the selection for the Twins at #96 and your message box is full.

SandyD
06-04-2006, 11:13 PM
Your selection was ahead of Loo for ramp's pick, wasn't he? I was thinking ahead for when we need one again. I like the optimistic route.

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 11:16 PM
Rdiersin - I'm trying to send you a message

Fixed, I have it noted, if you want to edit your post.

NC Reds
06-04-2006, 11:18 PM
I went the optimistic route, but maybe I should give him to ramp since he was bpa.


It's a new era....

:castellini: "Milton, how would you like to ride in my private jet to Cincinnati to meet the press on Wednesday with the first and second round picks?"

:bong: "Yes sir Mr. Castellini."

I say he signs.

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 11:19 PM
Your selection was ahead of Loo for ramp's pick, wasn't he? I was thinking ahead for when we need one again. I like the optimistic route.

No, I don't think he was, Loo was 2 spots ahead of him.

Topcat
06-04-2006, 11:22 PM
[QUOTE=OnBaseMachine]With the 84th overall pick in the 2006 draft, the Reds finally unveil their secret pick that I've been waiting to make all day by selecting Ryan Strieby, 1B, University of Kentucky.

Strieby is the SEC player of the year after hitting .341/.471/.707 with 20 home runs and 45 walks in 229 atbats this. At 6'6" and 235, he reminds me of Rockies prospect Ryan Shealy, or a right handed Dunn.

http://www.ukathletics.com/index.php?s=&change_well_id=2&url_article_id=15812

This pick may be considered a slight overdraft...but I love his bat.

*cough* Eric Karros part 2 ;) , please note I am just havin fun critiquing cuz truth be told I do not know how well I did :mooner:

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 11:23 PM
I think we should go as far as we can go, and everyone has been here for awhile, so I think we'll do bpa for next two. I PM's CE, and he has yet to reply and PM'd flyer and I think he was online, but didn't return the PM, so if everyone else thinks its ok, I say we go on and finish (plus I'm getting sleepy). Any objections?

Topcat
06-04-2006, 11:29 PM
I will be here all tonight, so I can make my picks for myself this round.


Us Canucks are a gutsy bunch we fight the fight and then grab some beer eh ;)

SandyD
06-04-2006, 11:32 PM
I was looking at the wrong Ryan. Ryan Morris was 3 ahead of Loo. I still like the optimistic route.

Topcat
06-04-2006, 11:33 PM
I think we should go as far as we can go, and everyone has been here for awhile, so I think we'll do bpa for next two. I PM's CE, and he has yet to reply and PM'd flyer and I think he was online, but didn't return the PM, so if everyone else thinks its ok, I say we go on and finish (plus I'm getting sleepy). Any objections?

My personal opinion is that we are wayyyyyyyy ahead of what i expected this to be over a weekend, so let it crawl till monday at 11pm but thats just me ;) , after all I am done :mooner:

Gallen5862
06-04-2006, 11:34 PM
We have about 25 hours left to sign Loo. I think it gets done.

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 11:35 PM
My personal opinion is that we are wayyyyyyyy ahead of what6 i expected this to be over a weekend, so let it crawl till monday at 11pm but thats just me ;) , after all I am done :mooner:

That sounds fine. Maybe after CE picks we can just leave it to flyer in the morning or whenever he gets around to it. Is that alright with everyone?

NC Reds
06-04-2006, 11:41 PM
fine by me

SandyD
06-04-2006, 11:43 PM
yeah, we got a lot done. I really need to get to bed.

Topcat
06-04-2006, 11:45 PM
yeah, we got a lot done. I really need to get to bed.


Night Sandy :) :beerme:

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 11:46 PM
yeah, we got a lot done. I really need to get to bed.

Me too. Night everyone.

SandyD
06-04-2006, 11:53 PM
Good night. You know, I promised myself on Friday I would get to bed by 9pm tonight, so I can get up early tomorrow. <shakes head> Just didn't happen. I'll be very mad at myself if I don't make my wake up call.

All for a good cause, though, right?

jmcclain19
06-05-2006, 12:03 AM
Thanks to OBM, and everyone else for taking part in this.

It was a lot of fun and I hope we make it a yearly tradition.

Caveat Emperor
06-05-2006, 12:08 AM
With the 91st pick in the MLB Amatuer Entry draft, the Washington Nationals select:

Andy Underwood, RHP, Fresno State University

http://graphics.fansonly.com/photos/schools/fres/sports/m-basebl/auto_headshot/384318.jpeg

3.11 ERA, 4 CGs, 108/33 BB/K ratio in a 6-5 frame. Bowden likes what he sees.

Caveat Emperor
06-05-2006, 12:13 AM
Thanks to OBM, and everyone else for taking part in this.

It was a lot of fun and I hope we make it a yearly tradition.

I was having a ton of fun until Baseball America spoiled the party by making us get rid of the "Top 200" list and I had to go do research on my own. ;)

I agree, this has been a blast, and I feel more informed about the draft this year than any year past.

Topcat
06-05-2006, 12:13 AM
Thanks to OBM, and everyone else for taking part in this.

It was a lot of fun and I hope we make it a yearly tradition.

Oh me to I found it very informative and I really got into deciding a teams future. I hope I have not set the Dbacks franchise on the road to oblivion though :eek:

ps. MY 500th post!

jmcclain19
06-05-2006, 12:17 AM
what will be real fun is on Tuesday when we all balk or rejoice at when guys are picked that we picked "our" teams higher or lower than when we drafted them.

I think it will make draft day more fun, irregardless.

Jpup
06-05-2006, 12:38 AM
nm

rdiersin
06-05-2006, 08:34 AM
flyer is on the clock.

Red Leader
06-05-2006, 08:39 AM
I agree on all points. This has been a lot of fun to do. I look forward to doing it annually. Like others, I think that Tuesday will be a lot of fun because of how informed I have become on the draft eligible players this year. In the past, I would wait for the Reds selection, go to another site and look that player up so I had an idea on what he was about. The problem was, in the past, I had one article to read. For all I know that article could have been written by an ex brother in law or something and they trashed the player for no reason, or just the opposite, giving praise when really more was needed from the player to live up to lofty expectations. This year I feel like I have a good feel for who should be taken and where...for at least the first 3 rounds. I'll be able to tell which teams are trying to draft because of budget, and which teams are really trying to improve their clubs. That, in itself, should make the draft more fun.

TRF
06-05-2006, 09:21 AM
Sorry about missing my picks. I had an infection in one of my teeth, an abcess i think. my mouth swelled up like a balloon. the draft kinda slipped my mind.

OnBaseMachine
06-05-2006, 09:24 AM
No problem at all TRF. Sorry to to hear about your mouth swelling up.

traderumor
06-05-2006, 09:58 AM
Ok, the Mariners picked up Brad Lincoln, rhp (#5), Jon Jay, of, (#49) and Sean Watson, rhp (#81) [final picks compliments of whomever stood in for me, sorry I missed my turn, must have been at church again for that pick]. Any comments?

Red Leader
06-05-2006, 10:42 AM
flyer still on the clock?

OnBaseMachine
06-05-2006, 10:48 AM
Yeah, I'll give him a little while longer since we're almost done.

Gallen5862
06-05-2006, 10:56 AM
Get well soon TRF.

flyer85
06-05-2006, 11:11 AM
Chris Coghlan 3b Mississippi

OnBaseMachine
06-05-2006, 11:19 AM
rdiersin is on the clock and sent his picks to me...

93rd overall pick, rdiersin selects Jeff Manship, rhp, Notre Dame.

Block Knocker is on the clock...

OnBaseMachine
06-05-2006, 11:31 AM
rdiersin forgot to send me block knocker's pick. I guess we can wait a little while for chili or rdiersin to get back on and post his pick.

ramp101 is after block knocker...ramp please send me your pick when you see this.

ramp is followed by Betterread, Stewie, Jpup, and Sandy...all of them have sent a pick to me.

Gallen5862
06-05-2006, 11:43 AM
Does Ramp need to repick for Marlins since Loo signed with the Reds?

OnBaseMachine
06-05-2006, 11:50 AM
Does Ramp need to repick for Marlins since Loo signed with the Reds?

We already replaced Loo with Sean Black.

dougdirt
06-05-2006, 12:02 PM
Man, I am looking over the draft list and I cant believe some guys are still available. 1 guy in particular I thought would surely go in the 2nd round is still out there. I am really wondering if someone will take him.

Gallen5862
06-05-2006, 12:29 PM
Thanks OBM.

rdiersin
06-05-2006, 12:38 PM
Block Knocker selects Wade Kapteyn, RHP, Illiana Christian HS (Illinois) with the 94th overall pick in the draft.

(sorry about that OBM)

Red Leader
06-05-2006, 01:00 PM
ramp101 is on the clock (did he send picks via PM), followed by Betterread.

rdiersin
06-05-2006, 01:11 PM
ramp101 is on the clock (did he send picks via PM), followed by Betterread.

He didn't to me, but I do have PMs from the next three, betterread, Stewie, and Jpup. I think he was around, I would give ramp some time, I think someone said the other night that he has an IM address.

OnBaseMachine
06-05-2006, 01:16 PM
No problem, rdiersin.

ramp sent his picks to me...

ramp101 and the Marlins select Steve Everts, lhp, Robinson HS, Tampa with the 95th overall pick.

Betterread is on the clock...

OnBaseMachine
06-05-2006, 01:17 PM
Betterread sent his picks to me...

With the 96th overall pick, the Twins select Ryan Adams, SS, Louisiana HS

Stewie is up next...

OnBaseMachine
06-05-2006, 01:19 PM
Picks sent to me from Stewie.

With the 97th overall pick in the 2006 draft, the Phillies select Jordan Newton - C - Western Kentucky.

Jpup is on the clock...

OnBaseMachine
06-05-2006, 01:21 PM
Jpup sent his pick to me late last night.

With the 98th overall pick, the A's select Drew Holder, OF, Dallas Baptist University.

Sandy is on the clock and she also sent her picks to me...

OnBaseMachine
06-05-2006, 01:22 PM
With the 99th overall pick in the draft, Sandy and the Astros select Brad Mills, lhp, Arizona.

NC Reds is here and on the clock...

NC Reds
06-05-2006, 01:23 PM
Ryan Wehrle U Nebraska Lincoln SS R/R 6'3" 1985-05-31 SO
Comments: As a draft-eligible sophomore, signability is a concern, but he's a comer in a class weak on college bats. A good hitter with developing power, he may stay at shortstop as a pro, but his bat will play at third base down the road.

Braves select Ryan Wehrle, SS, University of Nebraska. A close call between him and Cole Gillespie.

OnBaseMachine
06-05-2006, 01:25 PM
Red Leader is on the clock...

M2
06-05-2006, 01:26 PM
I'm going to pluck Stewie's eyes out. I really wanted Newton. The guy's got a quick bat, power, a fabulous eye at the plate, 4.1 speed to 1B as a RHB and a strong arm. He even plays CF when he's not behind the plate.

He's not a pure receiver, but I've grown ill with pure receivers like Dane Sardinha and Miguel Perez who don't have a clue at the plate. Hopefully the Reds get all over a guy like Newton and teach him the finer points of catching.

Red Leader
06-05-2006, 01:27 PM
Give me just one minute.

Red Leader
06-05-2006, 01:32 PM
With pick #101, the Indians final pick of this draft, the Cleveland Indians select:

Dylan Brown, OF, Plant HS (FLA)

AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
.457 70 35 32 10 1 13 40 15

OnBaseMachine
06-05-2006, 01:32 PM
Austin Kearns is on the clock...

Patrick Bateman
06-05-2006, 01:34 PM
Angels select with #102:

Jordan Craft, rhp
School: Dallas Baptist. Class: So.
Hometown: Wrightwood, Calif.
B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-3. Wt.: 180. Birthdate: 6/5/85.

OnBaseMachine
06-05-2006, 01:36 PM
M2's final pick is coming up...

OnBaseMachine
06-05-2006, 01:40 PM
I've going out for a while to hit some baseballs.

I would just like to thank everyone who participated in this draft. I had an absolute blast. Hopefully we can make this a tradition every year before the real draft. Thanks again everyone!

BTW, Reds44 said to just give him the bpa on his next pick.

M2
06-05-2006, 01:44 PM
With the 103rd selection of the draft, the Boston Red Sox pick a young man with a generic name and a sidearm delivery, Joe Smith, RHP, Wright State University.

The next pick belongs to the Yankees, who suck.

Red Leader
06-05-2006, 01:46 PM
With the 103rd selection of the draft, the Boston Red Sox pick a young man with a generic name and a sidearm delivery, Joe Smith, RHP, Wright State University.

The next pick belongs to the Yankees, who suck.

I've seen highlights of Smith, and he looks pretty good. Haven't seen him live (even though he pitches about 20 miles from my house). He could be the next Wright St. pitcher, after Brian Anderson, to hit the bigs.

Red Leader
06-05-2006, 01:52 PM
http://thebrownsboard.com/images/Chief%20Wahoo.gif


Final Draft list for the Indians:

(39) Chris Parmelee, OF/1B Chino Hills HS (CA)
(56) Emmanuel Burriss 2B/SS Kent St. University (OH)
(57) Brandon Belt, LHP, Hudson HS (TX)
(69) Jeff Locke, LHP, Kennett HS (N.H.)
(75) Aaron Miller, LHP, Channelview HS (TX)
(101) Dylan Brown, OF, Plant HS (FL)

I really like my draft.

M2
06-05-2006, 01:54 PM
Final Draft list for the Indians:

(39) Chris Parmelee, OF/1B Chino Hills HS (CA)
(56) Emmanuel Burriss 2B/SS Kent St. University (OH)
(57) Brandon Belt, LHP, Hudson HS (TX)
(69) Jeff Locke, LHP, Kennett HS (N.H.)
(75) Aaron Miller, LHP, Channelview HS (TX)
(101) Dylan Brown, OF, Plant HS (FL)

I really like my draft.

I like your draft too. Southpaws and offensive players with nice upside.

Gallen5862
06-05-2006, 01:55 PM
You did a good job Redleader. I hope we can do this draft again next year. It does make the real draft tommorrow more exciting. we will at least be more familiar with the picks.