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RedlegJake
06-05-2008, 09:24 PM
Dominguez just went to the Rockies

RedlegJake
06-05-2008, 09:27 PM
The High School picks are the ones that BA and ilk have a hard time picking up on properly - lots of guys that are unfamiliar going off now.

joshnky
06-05-2008, 09:27 PM
If I was advising Dominguez I'd tell him to go back. With his tools he has a good chance of improving his numbers a lot and getting a much, much bigger payday next year.

I hope he returns to school. Louisville will be absolutely loaded next year if he returns.

BigRedMachine2
06-05-2008, 09:27 PM
http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/031008aaa.html

RedlegJake
06-05-2008, 09:28 PM
Indians get Putnam...nice pick for the Tribe

redhawk61
06-05-2008, 09:29 PM
http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/031008aaa.html

nice

RedlegJake
06-05-2008, 09:31 PM
Grossman to the Pirates. They are having a nice draft.

cincyinco
06-05-2008, 09:32 PM
Robbie Grossman to the Pie Rats. They're making a nice statement.

RedlegJake
06-05-2008, 09:33 PM
Love to se Luke Burnett. Or Galloway.Or Palazzone.

GoReds33
06-05-2008, 09:33 PM
I'm not overly familiar with who's available, but I'd say the Reds should look for a shortstop or outfielder here.

Mario-Rijo
06-05-2008, 09:34 PM
Love to se Luke Burnett. Or Galloway.Or Palazzone.

Palazzone is my favorite, obviously since he was my sandwich pick.

Blue
06-05-2008, 09:34 PM
ha! I thought they had finished for the day.

RedlegJake
06-05-2008, 09:34 PM
That would be Garrison Lassiter SS or Galloway, OF

cincyinco
06-05-2008, 09:35 PM
CLE grabbed Putnam? Damn, missed that. Good for them

Blue
06-05-2008, 09:36 PM
we got our shortstop!

RedlegJake
06-05-2008, 09:36 PM
It's Alex Bucholz from U Delaware SS

M2
06-05-2008, 09:36 PM
Shunick's pitched like an ace this year in the ACC, which perhaps indicates there's more to him than a radar reading. Here's a blurb (unattributed) from BA's Sweet 16 preview:

"Shunick is sick, he can compete with anybody in the country. That split-finger is almost unhittable, and he can throw it for strikes."

GoReds33
06-05-2008, 09:37 PM
I called it with my shortstop projection!

cincyinco
06-05-2008, 09:37 PM
Not even a draft video for Bucholz.. i hope the scouting was good.

RedlegJake
06-05-2008, 09:38 PM
http://www.udel.edu/sportsinfo/baseball/base06-buchholz.html

reds44
06-05-2008, 09:38 PM
White Sox take Kenny Williams Jr.

cincyinco
06-05-2008, 09:39 PM
ChiSox take a guy named Kenneth Williams.. heheh.

Patrick Bateman
06-05-2008, 09:39 PM
I want Jack Armstrong Jr. later on just for kicks.

RedlegJake
06-05-2008, 09:40 PM
http://www.udel.edu/sportsinfo/baseball/base08-allcaa.html

redhawk61
06-05-2008, 09:40 PM
http://www.udel.edu/sportsinfo/baseball/base06-buchholz.html

well he looks like a ball player

Grande Donkey
06-05-2008, 09:41 PM
From his freshman year...

http://media.www.udreview.com/media/storage/paper781/news/2006/05/16/Sports/Best-Rookies-1997137.shtml

M2
06-05-2008, 09:41 PM
BA lists Buchholz as a future 2B. He played mostly 3B at UD this season.

RedlegJake
06-05-2008, 09:41 PM
http://www.hometownannapolis.com/vault/cgi-bin/gazette/view/2008G/06/04-04.HTM

Delaware's Buchholz, Dundalk's Moore prepare for tomorrow's MLB draft
Alex Buchholz was somewhat overlooked as a baseball player coming out of high school. That's probably because the Old Mill High graduate was a three-sport standout who was equally accomplished as a soccer and basketball player.

In fact, Buchholz was a first team All-County selection in all three sports, earning Male Athlete of the Year honors from Capital-Gazette Newspapers.

However, that diversity hurt the Millersville resident's stock in baseball, evidenced by the fact he was not drafted and earned just one Division I scholarship offer.

"I kind of flew under the radar baseball-wise during high school. I never heard from any pro scouts and Delaware is the only big school that really recruited me," Buchholz said.

On the positive side, Buchholz still had plenty of room to grow and develop as a baseball player once he reached the University of Delaware.

"I think when Alex was able to concentrate fully on baseball and compete at a higher level it all really came together for him," Delaware head coach Jim Sherman said.

Sure enough, just three years later, Buchholz is a collegiate All-American and a bona-fide professional prospect, likely to be selected in early rounds of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft that begins tomorrow afternoon.

"My goal was to get drafted one day and I always knew I could reach that level. I've never had any doubt about my ability," Buchholz said.

Buchholz has enjoyed three terrific seasons at Delaware, being named Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year in 2006 after batting .378 (84-for-222) with 16 doubles, 18 home runs and 64 RBIs. He was named second team All-CAA and the Blue Hens' Most Valuable Player after hitting .387 (92-for-238) with 27 doubles, 11 homers and 63 RBIs.

Buchholz's 92 hits in 2007 was third highest single-season total in program history and he contributed at least one hit in 50 of 55 games. Those numbers made the utility infielder a preseason selection to the Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American squad.

"Alex is a versatile player who has all the intangibles you look for. He does everything well. He runs, throws, fields and hits at a pro level. Plus, he understands the game," Sherman said.

Sherman said Buchholz reminds many professional scouts of veteran infielder Jeff Kent, a 17th-year major leaguer who has served stints with Toronto, New York Mets, Cleveland, San Francisco, Houston and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Buchholz, whose .383 career batting average ranks ninth all-time at Delaware, has worked out for the Phillies, Yankees and Braves. He has heard from just about every Major League team at some point despite a tough senior season that was cut short by a severe shin injury. The junior, who played shortstop, second base and third base for the Blue Hens, hit .319 with 11 doubles, five homers and 54 RBIs in only 163 at-bats.

"If I get drafted relatively highly and get treated fairly, I'll probably sign. I'll wait and see what happens, but I do want to go out," said Buchholz, who has the option of returning for his senior season in Newark, Del.

Veteran Old Mill High baseball coach Mel Montgomery had no doubt Buchholz would ultimately develop into a professional prospect.

"I remember talking to the coach from Delaware and telling him that Alex might be the best athlete I've ever had in 32 years of coaching high school baseball," Montgomery said. "He was just a natural who could pick up any sport and be great. I'm not surprised at all that he's projected as a top prospect."

Buchholz is one of two Anne Arundel County products likely to be taken in this year's draft. Former Chesapeake High and current Dundalk Community College catcher Zack Moore is rated as a 15-30 round prospect, according to various scouts contacted by the Maryland Gazette.

"If the money is right, I'm looking to go pro. That's my dream and I'm ready to give it a shot," Moore said.

Moore hit .448 with five homers and 28 RBIs as a redshirt freshman for Dundalk this past spring. The 6-foot-4, 190-pounder, who was a two-time, first team All-County pick by Capital-Gazette Newspapers, had 23 stolen bases in 24 attempts.

"Zack is an intense competitor with a cannon arm, a lefty swinger who hits for both power and average," Chesapeake High head coach Jim Simms said. "He's also extremly fast for a catcher."

Blue
06-05-2008, 09:42 PM
http://www.udel.edu/sportsinfo/baseball/stats08.html

He must play a hell of a shortstop.

dougdirt
06-05-2008, 09:43 PM
Buchholz is an interesting character. He hit much better in his freshman and sophomore years than his junior year. As a Freshman and Sophomore he combined to hit .383 with 29 HR in 460 AB's..... this year he hit .319 with 5 HR.

NC Reds
06-05-2008, 09:44 PM
Looks like Buchholz performed better as a freshman and sophomore; they must be figuring he will bounce back to form.

Grande Donkey
06-05-2008, 09:45 PM
http://www.pingbaseball.com/archive/player_buchholz.php

Good link here.

RedlegJake
06-05-2008, 09:45 PM
Buchholz is an interesting character. He hit much better in his freshman and sophomore years than his junior year. As a Freshman and Sophomore he combined to hit .383 with 29 HR in 460 AB's..... this year he hit .319 with 5 HR.

Yeah, it's easy to see why he dropped this year. I think it's a heck of a 6th round pick.

Blue
06-05-2008, 09:45 PM
I'm not real enamored with this draft. I'm sure it will grow on me.

Grande Donkey
06-05-2008, 09:46 PM
Buchholz is an interesting character. He hit much better in his freshman and sophomore years than his junior year. As a Freshman and Sophomore he combined to hit .383 with 29 HR in 460 AB's..... this year he hit .319 with 5 HR.Yep, but his year this year was cut short due to injury.

RedlegJake
06-05-2008, 09:48 PM
I'm not real enamored with this draft. I'm sure it will grow on me.

I'm at the opposite end. I love this draft...looks to me the best one in a while. Cline is the only reach and I'm trusting the scouts saw something in him they really liked.

RedlegJake
06-05-2008, 09:50 PM
UCs Josh Harrison goes to the Cubbies

OnBaseMachine
06-05-2008, 09:50 PM
I'm at the opposite end. I love this draft...looks to me the best one in a while. Cline is the only reach and I'm trusting the scouts saw something in him they really liked.

Agreed. I like it so far. Hopefully they can come out tomorrow and steal Galloway...

Blue
06-05-2008, 09:51 PM
I'm at the opposite end. I love this draft...looks to me the best one in a while. Cline is the only reach and I'm trusting the scouts saw something in him they really liked.

Easy there. Remember last year?

RedlegJake
06-05-2008, 09:55 PM
Easy there. Remember last year?

I think this one's better given the fewer picks to work with

RedlegJake
06-05-2008, 10:01 PM
Boston takes Ryan Lavarnway and day one should be over. End of 6 rounds.

Hoosier Red
06-05-2008, 10:47 PM
Hey does anyone know if Andrew Means has been drafted yet? I hope not, I need him back catching passes next fall.

OesterPoster
06-05-2008, 11:28 PM
It was a good day for the Wright State University baseball program.

Jeremy Hamilton to the Phillies, pick 166.
Justin Parker to the D-backs, pick 198.

Hail Wright State, Hail Wright State U!

:)

11larkin11
06-05-2008, 11:51 PM
It was actually quite ironic, I went to a friends house who is a big Reds fan but knows nothing of the draft or minors besides what I tell him. I guessed the first 6 picks right, and he says "why are we even watching if you know whats going to happen?" The first one I got wrong? I chose Gordon Beckham at 7.

Blitz Dorsey
06-06-2008, 12:42 AM
It was a good day for the Wright State University baseball program.

Jeremy Hamilton to the Phillies, pick 166.
Justin Parker to the D-backs, pick 198.

Hail Wright State, Hail Wright State U!

:)

A very good day for the Raiders indeed!

('99 WSU grad.)

11larkin11
06-06-2008, 12:44 AM
For any of you Raiders fans, any chance Chris Walden gets drafted again next year?

somethingtony
06-06-2008, 01:22 AM
To the people that know more then me here. In you opinion who are the top 5-6 players left on the board? Thanks.

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 11:58 AM
To the people that know more then me here. In you opinion who are the top 5-6 players left on the board? Thanks.

That's really hard to answer because at this point in the draft you see a lot of names coming out that few have much info on. Kids from under exposed High schools who don't play on traveling teams much, or Juco kids with low competition levels who are largely ignored by the big internet combines like BP and BA. Teams send scouts to follow and analyze these kids and most of what they deduce is kept under wraps. Here are some of the guys I have who remain:

Alex Meyer RHP HS (huge power arm but strong commitment to Ky)
Sonny Gray LHP HS (bewst lefty left, imo, but smallish and firm college)
Daniel Webb RHP HS (strong arm but firm on college)
Jack Armstrong RHSP HS (son of Reds Jack A, firm colege at his point likely)
Michael Palazzone RHSP HS (terrific arm - firm on college)
Jordan Danks OF Tx (good OFer questions about bat at next level)
Riccio Torrez 2B HS (excellent performer attitude, iffy tools)
Luke Burnett RHSP LaTech (huge guy 6-8 260 avg arm though)
Isaac Galloway OF HS (tools but raw)
Ryan Babineau C UCLA (defensive catcher challenged bat)
Harold Martinez 3B/S HS (tools tools tools - lack of performance)
Mitch Harris (Navy - great arm - can he work something out so he can play?)
Garrison Lassiter - SS HS (good tools college commitment)


Those are just a few of the guys left who had pre-draft press. Guys in HS who have told scouts they have a firm commitment usually drop if they've been pretty adamant and aren't good enough to take in round 1 or 2 for the big dollars. At this point I think you'd have a hard time signing Meyer or Gray, or Palazzone, for instance, unless you went way over slot.

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 12:02 PM
Issac Galloway, Riccio Torrez, Jordan Danks, and Mitch Harris are all guys I'd like to see the Reds take a chance on today.

redhawk61
06-06-2008, 12:05 PM
Issac Galloway, Riccio Torrez, Jordan Danks, and Mitch Harris are all guys I'd like to see the Reds take a chance on today.

and if the value is there Harold Martinez, The guy was in 1st round discussion before the year started but just did not perform.

edabbs44
06-06-2008, 12:33 PM
Issac Galloway, Riccio Torrez, Jordan Danks, and Mitch Harris are all guys I'd like to see the Reds take a chance on today.

No Pedro Villarreal? :)

Blitz Dorsey
06-06-2008, 12:34 PM
We got another college player -- RH pitcher Pedro Villarreal from Howard J.C. in Texas.

Blitz Dorsey
06-06-2008, 12:35 PM
Jordan Danks, who a few people above mentioned as someone they wanted the Reds to possibly take, was taken with the very next pick by the White Sox.

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 12:36 PM
Eric Thames to the Jays. He's a good player when healthy.

edabbs44
06-06-2008, 12:36 PM
According to Smith, other Howard College sophomores have a chance to be drafted with first baseman Matt Curry and right handed pitcher Pedro Villarreal having the best shot. Both players signed with NCAA Division I schools - Curry with Texas Christian University and Villarreal with the University of Texas-Pan American.

http://www.howardcollege.edu/Athletics/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=4&Itemid=26

Not too great that their own site says that he has a chance to be drafted...and then the Reds take him in the 7th round.

It seems as if they may have blown their budget on Duran and the first 2 picks. Their next 4 don't even have scouting reports.

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 12:39 PM
Philly took our local player from Benton HS Johnny Coy.

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 12:40 PM
On to round 8.

redhawk61
06-06-2008, 12:41 PM
come on take someone with a scouting video

REDSEER
06-06-2008, 12:42 PM
Is the MLB.com draft tracker working for you all? Because it's definitely not for me

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 12:42 PM
Issac Galloway goes one pick ahead of the Reds in the 8th round.

NC Reds
06-06-2008, 12:43 PM
I don't think Day 2 is off to a promising start.

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 12:43 PM
Reds take SS Cody Puckett from Cal State Dominguez Hills.

redhawk61
06-06-2008, 12:43 PM
dangit

TheBigLebowski
06-06-2008, 12:43 PM
I'd like to see us grab Cole Figueroa from Florida today.

Reds Fanatic
06-06-2008, 12:43 PM
Reds 8th round pick:

Cody Puckett SS Cal ST Dominguez Hills

Puckett is 5'10" 185 lbs and is a Junior.

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 12:43 PM
Galloway is a nice pick for the Marlins in the 8th round.

Blitz Dorsey
06-06-2008, 12:44 PM
Cody Puckett, HS SS from Cali...

Have to ask... any relation to Kirby?

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 12:45 PM
Cody Pucket SS from Cal State Dominguez Hills #8

Blitz Dorsey
06-06-2008, 12:45 PM
Just answered my own question... NO!

http://www.gotoros.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=530

Unless Coby REALLY takes after his mother... haha.

NC Reds
06-06-2008, 12:45 PM
http://www.gotoros.com/news/2008/5/6/bsb_recap_050608.aspx

Puckett seems a tad small, but he was productive.

Reds Fanatic
06-06-2008, 12:46 PM
Puckett's stats for this year:


Player avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb-att po a e fld%
PUCKETT, Cody .337 55-55 202 61 68 11 0 17 49 130 .644 42 7 33 1 .462 2 0 26-29 84 158 33 .880

TheBigLebowski
06-06-2008, 12:46 PM
Draft tracker is not working for me either.

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 12:48 PM
Villarreal - Dakstats have him with 4 saves, 6.84 era 26.1 innings and 3-1 record, reliever, suffers command issues, good fastball, played for Texas Dukes a premier HS Baseball Academy before going to Howard College.

REDSEER
06-06-2008, 12:48 PM
He does seem to have a good bat and good plate discipline (1.106 OPS, 42 BBs, 33 K's in 202 AB's) but 33 errors for Puckett this year?

:eek:

Blitz Dorsey
06-06-2008, 12:50 PM
Villarreal - Dakstats have him with 4 saves, 6.84 era 26.1 innings and 3-1 record, reliever, suffers command issues, good fastball, played for Texas Dukes a premier HS Baseball Academy before going to Howard College.

Ouch. And he wasn't drafted out of high school. He has a scholarship to UT Pan-American, not exactly a college baseball powerhouse. That was a very strange 7th round pick.

Reds Fanatic
06-06-2008, 12:50 PM
33 errors for Puckett this year?

:eek:
Wow I didn't catch that I doubled checked and they have him listed for 33 errors.

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 12:51 PM
9th round has started.

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 12:52 PM
Ouch. And he wasn't drafted out of high school. He has a scholarship to UT Pan-American, not exactly a college baseball powerhouse. That was a very strange 7th round pick.

Yeah. When I saw the stats my jaw dropped. Must be all potential with someone hoping they know the key.

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 12:53 PM
David Sappelt, OFer from Coastal Carolina

redhawk61
06-06-2008, 12:53 PM
Coastal Carolina. Just like Jerome Simpson of the Bengals

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 12:53 PM
Reds take OFer David Sappelt from Coastal Carolina.

Reds Fanatic
06-06-2008, 12:53 PM
David Sappett OF from Coastal Carolina is the 9th round pick

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 12:54 PM
CF David Sappelt Jr. .355/.422/.649 18hr 67rbi 7stb

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 12:55 PM
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/college/postseason/super-regional/2008/266268.html

I like this pick

Blitz Dorsey
06-06-2008, 12:55 PM
Sappelt was the Big South player of the year as a sophomore in 2007. From CC's official site:

"Sappelt was named a Third Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and set a Coastal single-season record with 99 hits in 2007. He was named the Big South Player of the Year and was a First Team All-Big South outfielder. He ranked second on the squad and sixth in the Big South with a .359 batting average and was among the League leaders in slugging percentage (.580), runs batted in (50), doubles (17) and home runs (10). Sappelt led the Big South with 160 total bases and 276 at-bats. He also recorded a .410 on-base average and hit for the cycle against High Point, April 14. A two-time Big South Player of the Week selection, Sappelt batted .372 against Conference opponents (29-78) and belted five home runs with 18 RBI and a .744 slugging percentage in the 18 League games. He posted 29 multi-hit games and 12 multi-RBI performances, and also recorded a 16-game hitting streak Feb. 25-March 4. Sappelt was one hit away from tying the Big South single-season hits record. S appelt joined Baldridge in being named the fourth best outfielder by the website CSTV.com earlier in the fall."

REDSEER
06-06-2008, 12:55 PM
http://www.goccusports.com/baseball/?player=2247

Sappelt's profile

Blitz Dorsey
06-06-2008, 12:58 PM
I like this pick too. Not a big guy (5-9, 190) but I couldn't care less about that. I like his numbers very much and Coastal Carolina appears to be an underrated college baseball program (at least they're very good this year with a 50-12 record and a spot in the Super Regionals). And when I say "not big" at least he's built pretty solid and isn't skinny. When you're compact, it doesn't really matter how tall you are in baseball other than reaching that outside pitch.

podgejeff_
06-06-2008, 12:59 PM
Round 10 incoming.

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 01:00 PM
On to round 10.

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 01:00 PM
On to round 10.

you reading my keyboard as I type OBM?:)

REDSEER
06-06-2008, 01:00 PM
Where are you all following the draft?

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 01:00 PM
Clayton Shunick (Reds 5th rounder) is about to pitch on ESPN vs Georgia.

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 01:01 PM
Sean Conner RFer from Palm Beach CC

podgejeff_
06-06-2008, 01:02 PM
This one has a video!

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 01:02 PM
Reds take Sean Conner, a RFer from Palm Beach CC....and he has a scouting video.

OesterPoster
06-06-2008, 01:02 PM
Clayton Shunick (Reds 5th rounder) is about to pitch on ESPN vs Georgia.

Hope he strikes out Gordon Beckham. :)

OesterPoster
06-06-2008, 01:03 PM
Reds take Sean Conner, a RFer from Palm Beach CC....and he has a scouting video.

Damn. For a second there, I thought we drafted Sean Connery, 007.

podgejeff_
06-06-2008, 01:04 PM
Damn. For a second there, I thought we drafted Sean Connery, 007.

That's the first thing I thought of when I saw his name.

REDSEER
06-06-2008, 01:06 PM
Let's see.....Conner hit .326 this year with 15 2B's, 9 HR's and 43 RBI in 138 AB's according to the NJCAA site

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 01:06 PM
Sean Conner 37.0 138.0 45.0 15.0 0.0 43.0 0.326 9 HR(led conference)

redhawk61
06-06-2008, 01:08 PM
Cayton Shunick

On ESPN

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 01:09 PM
Round 11 is starting now.

REDSEER
06-06-2008, 01:10 PM
Looks like Conner was already using wooden bats in college

crazyredfan40
06-06-2008, 01:11 PM
Guys any idea on Blake Stouffer that kid we took last year, but returned to college...

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 01:11 PM
Andrew Means CF Indiana U

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 01:12 PM
Reds take CFer Andrew Means from Indiana. I believe someone on here was asking about him yesterday.

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 01:13 PM
http://iuhoosiers.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/means_andrew00.html

REDSEER
06-06-2008, 01:16 PM
Means, in 252 AB's, hit .357/.416/.488 with 2 HR's and 32 RBI's....he was 33-39 in SB

redhawk61
06-06-2008, 01:16 PM
why is no one taking my guy Riccio Torrez

redhawk61
06-06-2008, 01:17 PM
Means, in 252 AB's, hit .357/.416/.488 with 2 HR's and 32 RBI's....he was 33-39 in SB

Also was a WR for the Hoosiers football team

redhawk61
06-06-2008, 01:19 PM
Shunick on ESPN he splitter is NASTY:D

REDSEER
06-06-2008, 01:20 PM
Means is IU's leading returning WR...think it'll be tough to lure him away?

redhawk61
06-06-2008, 01:20 PM
1,2,3, inning with that nasty splitter

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 01:20 PM
Shunick got Gordon Beckham to GIDP on the first pitch.

crazyredfan40
06-06-2008, 01:21 PM
Shunick on ESPN he splitter is NASTY:D

Yeah he looked real good on his first 3 pitches to strike the leadoff guy out...

Then he just missed on his pitches off the outside to walk the next guy then a first pitch double play off the bat of Beckham...

redhawk61
06-06-2008, 01:21 PM
after seeing the splitter he is now my favorite Red

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 01:22 PM
Reds 12th rounder is Kyle Day, a catcher from Michigan State. He also has a scouting video.

crazyredfan40
06-06-2008, 01:22 PM
Shunick looks like a great pick in the 5th round...

Wonder if they will try and keep him as a starter or move him to a reliever...

NC Reds
06-06-2008, 01:24 PM
http://msuspartans.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/day_kyle00.html

More on Day.

redhawk61
06-06-2008, 01:24 PM
Shunick looks like a great pick in the 5th round...

Wonder if they will try and keep him as a starter or move him to a reliever...

Well regardless he probably will start at somepoint at that is what they have done with their top arms regardless of where they project them

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 01:24 PM
4 RH pitchers so far, no lefties, and 7 position players, 2 SS, 3 OFers, 1 C, 1 1B

NC Reds
06-06-2008, 01:25 PM
Day has more walks than strikeouts. Methinks scouting is emphasizing contact hitting.

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 01:26 PM
Day hit .295 with a .438 OBP. That is the epitome of discipline.

SMcGavin
06-06-2008, 01:28 PM
Love that we picked up Means. I still want him to go back to school and help my Hoosiers this fall, but if IU loses him I'm glad it's to the Reds.

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 01:29 PM
Round 13 coming up

TheBigLebowski
06-06-2008, 01:30 PM
I like the last 2 picks (Means and Day) but I was not overwhelmed by our other Day 2 picks so far.

REDSEER
06-06-2008, 01:31 PM
Day hit .320/.448/.543 this year....great OBP skills

Threw out 13 of 37 attempted base-stealers

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 01:31 PM
Blaine Howell LHP Pensacola CC

dougdirt
06-06-2008, 01:32 PM
Bowden literally can't get off the Reds thing... just took former Reds draftee Blake Stouffer

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 01:33 PM
I like the last 2 picks (Means and Day) but I was not overwhelmed by our other Day 2 picks so far.

I like Means, Day, Sappelt, Conner...not sure enough about Villareal and Puckett to say but they appear underwhelming

crazyredfan40
06-06-2008, 01:34 PM
Bowden literally can't get off the Reds thing... just took former Reds draftee Blake Stouffer

Wonder if he wishes he would of signed last year...

redhawk61
06-06-2008, 01:34 PM
Shunick spilliters gets him another double play

NC Reds
06-06-2008, 01:34 PM
Howell had 84 K's in 68 innings. I don't like that ERA though (4.22) or the walks (38).

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 01:34 PM
Cards take Mitch Haris which could be a steal if he works out something with the Navy

redhawk61
06-06-2008, 01:35 PM
Shunick my new favorite Red

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 01:35 PM
Howell had 84 K's in 68 innings. I don't like that ERA though (4.22) or the walks (38).

Power arm though which I'd rather take and work with

NC Reds
06-06-2008, 01:38 PM
http://www.njcaa.org/schmain.cfm?sid=7&divid=1&gender=m&slid=3&menu=3&seasonselect=390&schmenu=4&cid=1367

More details on Howell.

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 01:41 PM
Lance Janke SD Christian College RHP

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 01:44 PM
Reds sticking to college and Juco guys almost exclusively.

REDSEER
06-06-2008, 01:44 PM
5-6, 3.52 ERA, 79 K/26 BB, 6 HR given up in 84.1 innings

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 01:46 PM
5-6, 3.52 ERA, 79 K/26 BB, 6 HR given up in 84.1 innings

Not tremendous but given where we are in the draft not that bad a line really.

TheBigLebowski
06-06-2008, 01:46 PM
Some of these picks just make me scratch my head.

Cyclone792
06-06-2008, 01:47 PM
Reds sticking to college and Juco guys almost exclusively.

I've noticed this too. I wonder if this is part of a not-so-subtle strategy, or if it's merely coincidence that each player on their board just so happens to be coming out of college/JC.

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 01:47 PM
Some of these picks just make me scratch my head.

Why? At this point here aren't any guys with great stats left. They're picking on intangibles and tools now -things they like in spite of their records.

crazyredfan40
06-06-2008, 01:49 PM
Some of these picks just make me scratch my head.

It isn't about numbers at this point...Lots of these guys the scouts see something in...They feel they can work with these guys and their tools and make a player out of them...There are so many players, from so many different places, that it is hard for us to get a read on alot of them, but lets hope and have faith in our scouts that they are scouting very well and these picks will surprise...

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 01:51 PM
Why? At this point here aren't any guys with great stats left. They're picking on intangibles and tools now -things they like in spite of their records.

Exactly. It's hard to complain about a 12th or 14th round pick.

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 01:51 PM
#15 Eric Pfisterer Don Bosco Prep HS LHP 6-3 220

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 01:52 PM
Reds just took Eric Pfisterer in the 15th round. I believe edabbs posted an article on him a while back.

edabbs44
06-06-2008, 01:52 PM
#15 Eric Pfisterer Don Bosco Prep HS LHP 6-3 220

DBP PRIDE!!!

Cyclone792
06-06-2008, 01:53 PM
Why? At this point here aren't any guys with great stats left. They're picking on intangibles and tools now -things they like in spite of their records.

Yup, once you get into double-digit rounds they're relying very heavily on scouting, projectability, and coachability. There could be some guys with some not-so-stellar stats in college right now being taken, but if they've got some tools the scouts like (frame, tools, plus pitches, etc.) and a good makeup with excellent coachability, then those are the types of guys who make very nice leaps once the Reds get them in the system.

edabbs44
06-06-2008, 01:54 PM
Don Bosco's phenom

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

RAMSEY — Eric Pfisterer's eyes are the window to a pitcher's soul.

"He gets this look in his eye," said Don Bosco pitching coach Frank Eufemia. "It's hard to explain. He doesn't care who's up there, he just wants to get you out.

"I always use the term with my pitchers, 'eye of the tiger' and he epitomizes what that phrase means. It's an intensity. A focus. He literally pitches angry, but he's able to channel that anger positively. I know it sounds corny, but he does it."

Focus. Anger. Intensity.

Call it what you will, but so far this season it has worked wonders for Bosco's senior left-hander from Saddle River. In three starts, Pfisterer has thrown two no-hitters and a one-hitter, striking out 32 and walking four in 16 innings.

"Angry?" Pfisterer asked. "I guess that's one way to put it. I do pump myself up a little out there. I'm loose, but I do have a little fire in my eye.

"When I'm out there, it is just me and the batter. It is being focused. I might fool around until I step on that field, but when I need to be ready, I'm there."

That sounds a little like someone who has spent years developing a philosophy of pitching, but the truth is Pfisterer is still a relative newcomer to the pitching fraternity. His father is a doctor who has dealt with a lot of sore young arms in his day, and Pfisterer didn't become a regular pitcher until last season.

Pfisterer is also a first baseman, and his bat and glove mean as much to the Ironmen (10-0), ranked No. 1 in The Record Top 25, as his arm. He has 21 hits in his first 32 at-bats (.636 average) with four doubles, a triple, a home run and a team-high 19 RBI.

So is it any surprise that he wanted assurances that he could pitch and play first base before he accepted his scholarship to Duke?

"I have the best of both worlds," said Pfisterer, who is considering majoring in business or economics. "To me, pitching and hitting go hand in hand. I've been a hitter all my life, and I know how a hitter thinks. When I'm pitching, I use that to my advantage."

"He is the whole package," said Bosco coach Greg Butler, who raved about two double plays he started with slick stops at first base against Cranford.

Teaneck coach Ed Klimek saw that firsthand Monday as Pfisterer no-hit the Highwaymen.

"He is an absolute stud," Klimek said. "As the game went on and he started to smell that no-hitter, he began to throw the ball harder.

"He does get mad out there. Hit the ball, and he gets mad. I had one kid, a little lefty come up. He pitched him inside, and the hitter jumped away like he was facing Randy Johnson."

Professional scouts have been regulars at Bosco games, checking out all the Division I talent. Pfisterer is firmly planted on their radar now, and he's already heard from the Yankees, Florida, Cincinnati and Cleveland.

Pfisterer said the Indians' scout called him after Monday's no-hitter against Teaneck, and some teams are scheduled to visit his home.

"I talked to one scout who said I was making his job tougher because he has to file two reports on me; one as a hitter and one as a pitcher," Pfisterer said with a laugh. "The Indians' guy told me that I barely make out and strike everybody out. He was very complimentary about my ability as both a hitter and a pitcher.

"It's nice that they appreciate me, not just as a hitter and not just as a pitcher," Pfisterer said. "I think they see me as an overall athlete."

With a father who is a doctor and three older siblings in medical school, Pfisterer knows the value of that scholarship to Duke. He's impressed by all the attention from the scouts, but he's not about to let his head get lost in the clouds.

"Isn't that any kid's ultimate dream?" said Pfisterer, whose fastball has been clocked in the low-90's. "Just being drafted as an option or even just being able to talk about it is a real pat on the back and recognition of all your hard work.

"But I also have a scholarship to a great academic school. My family has always been about academics, and Duke seems to me to be the perfect fit. If I pass up that diploma, it would have to be for something perfect."

E-mail: czerwinski@northjersey.com

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 01:54 PM
http://www.northjersey.com/hssports/baseball/Boscos_phenom.html

crazyredfan40
06-06-2008, 01:55 PM
Reds just took Eric Pfisterer in the 15th round. I believe edabbs posted an article on him a while back.

Is he signed to go to college?

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 01:55 PM
I like the pick and heck, it made edabbs happy...why not?

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 01:56 PM
Is he signed to go to college?

Letter to Duke

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 01:57 PM
Padres just punted picking Mooneyham in this round. Boras client will go to college, BUT if they did manage to sign him it'd be a steal.

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 01:57 PM
I remember five or six years ago when the Reds drafted a pitcher by the name of Bobby Basham. I believe had an ERA over 7.00+ his senior year of college but the Reds drafted him in the 7th round and fixed a couple flaws in his delivery and then he went on to become a big pitching prospect with the Reds before flaming out with injuries. He was traded for David Ross in 2006. Point is, stats don't mean a whole lot at this point in the draft.

edabbs44
06-06-2008, 02:00 PM
Eric Pfisterer

College scholarship: Duke

High School/Hometown: Don Bosco/Saddle River

Position: P/1B

Scouting report: The left-hander changes speeds well and also throws a strong breaking ball. The fact that he’s a left-hander is a big advantage in the draft, and teams will weigh that against his signability. He’ll likely slot no lower than the 10th round and potentially much higher.

crazyredfan40
06-06-2008, 02:02 PM
Any idea on the chances of him signing vs. going to Dook, Edabbs?

TheBigLebowski
06-06-2008, 02:03 PM
Ah, Bobby Basham. I remember him well.

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 02:05 PM
I believe Albert Pujols was a 15th rounder, too. That the Reds could be so lucky.

edabbs44
06-06-2008, 02:06 PM
Stapleton: Just another day in a perfect seasonWednesday, June 4, 2008
Last updated: Thursday June 5, 2008, EDT 6:46 AMBy ART STAPLETON
COLUMNIST

Mike Dennhardt has one team in his sights, the one team that can deny he and his Don Bosco baseball teammates the perfect ending of which they have dreamed.

The idea 30 other teams have had their eyes on him this spring — well, that’s another chapter to this storybook season for the Ironmen, their senior right-hander and two of his high school classmates, third baseman Steve Proscia and left-handed ace Eric Pfisterer.

All three players could be selected in today’s Major League Baseball amateur draft, two days before Don Bosco takes the field and plays Christian Brothers Academy for the State Non-Public A championship at Toms River North High School.

“Obviously, getting drafted and playing pro ball has been a dream of mine since I picked up a baseball, it’s that way for all of us,” Dennhardt said. “With everything we’ve got going on, you’ve just got to find a way to turn it off, if you can, until it’s over.”

And Don Bosco has so much going right now, perhaps more than it ever has before on the varsity diamond. The Ironmen (32-0) are one victory from completing the first undefeated season for a baseball team from Bergen County in nearly 60 years, and their final game together – the one for all the marbles – is less than 48 hours away.

It’s still hard to fathom that Dennhardt, Proscia and Pfisterer will be able to get through today without being somewhat consumed by the possibility of having one of their childhood dreams conflict with the other.

“Every kid that starts out in Little League dreams of that one day getting the call that you’ve been drafted by the pros,” Don Bosco coach Greg Butler said. “It’s something you want every kid to embrace, but we’ve got one game left to finish what’s been a special season, and this whole season has been about minimizing distractions.

“There’s no reason our guys will approach this game any differently than all the others.” Those distractions that come from trying out for the pros were not present in the biggest game of the season Tuesday in the North Non-Public A final against Seton Hall Prep.

For the first time all year with Dennhardt on the mound, there were no radar guns behind the backstop to clock his pitches, no flock of scouts scribbling in notebooks, recording every one of his moves.

The auditioning is over. What happens now comes down to signability, not just ability.

All three of Don Bosco’s captains have Division I college baseball scholarships, with Dennhardt having signed with Boston College, Proscia with Virginia and Pfisterer with Duke. Whether any one of the three ultimately decides to bypass college for the opportunity to become a minor leaguer hinges on how much financial security that prospective club is willing to provide.

And a college scholarship certainly provides its share of security as well.

Decisions on these fronts are usually made well in advance of the draft, however.

Take three years ago when Rutherford graduate Vin Mazzaro and Ramapo graduate Shooter Hunt, North Jersey’s top two pitchers, were both considered draftable pro prospects.

Mazzaro had a scholarship to St. John’s; Hunt to Virginia.

The former made it clear he was ready to become a pro, while Hunt was looking forward to the college experience. Mazzaro was taken in the third round by the Oakland A’s, and he signed later that summer; he is now in Double-A ball with the Midland (TexasTx.) Rockhounds.

Hunt went to Virginia and ended up transferring to Tulane, where he emerged this season as one of the nation’s top college pitchers. He is projected to be selected as high as the first round of today’s draft.

Three years ago, Hunt was selected in the 34th round by the Texas Rangers.

It remains unclear which direction any of the three Don Bosco stars will take, provided they’re selected high enough to be faced with having to make a decision.

Pfisterer seems to be a safe bet to head to Duke, while it’s extremely difficult for a position player to make the jump to the minors without college experience.

Proscia has tremendous upside, though, and his talent might make such a leap possible.

Dennhardt has said that he is “just about 50-50” right now as to whether he would sign if drafted or head to college in the fall. Of course, because of how fickle this draft can be, there is also the possibility that none of the three will be chosen at all.

“Any number with six zeroes and send me the papers, I’ll sign,” Dennhardt said with a laugh. “But really, at this point, any decision doesn’t have to be made right away. We’ve all tried to not get caught up in that stuff all year. We’ve got one more team in our sights, then we’re done and we can do all the celebrating we want.”

That being said, it’s hard to imagine there won’t be some sort of celebration if and when any of the three gets that call.

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 02:08 PM
Actually I remember reading somewhere that scouts thought Albert's only tool was bat speed, can't field, can't run, poor arm, pudgy, hits with good bat speed and the Cards took a flier.

edabbs44
06-06-2008, 02:09 PM
Actually I remember reading somewhere that scouts thought Albert's only tool was bat speed, can't field, can't run, poor arm, pudgy, hits with good bat speed and the Cards took a flier.

Ummmm....maybe he found a new trainer that helped him get to the next level?

I have serious doubt about some of the great "finds" later in the draft in recent years. One such guy is a future HOF catcher who recently retired.

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 02:14 PM
Ummmm....maybe he found a new trainer that helped him get to the next level?

I have serious doubt about some of the great "finds" later in the draft in recent years. One such guy is a future HOF catcher who recently retired.

Wasn't Piazza an undrafted free agent? The story is he got signed because a family member was a close friend of LaSorda. I often wonder if LaSorda hid him. Listen kid, no traveling, no workouts, keep it low low key. We'll sign ya. Ah, I love conspiracy theories.

RedlegJake
06-06-2008, 02:15 PM
Daniel Morrison HS CFer 6-4 195

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 02:18 PM
The first name in the ninth round that grabs attention is the Reds’ pick at 269, selecting Coastal Carolina outfielder David Sappelt. The conference player of the year as a sophomore, Sappelt is an athletic center fielder with speed and pop in the bat. Sappelt is the leadoff hitter for a Chanticleer offense that is headed to the NCAA Super Regionals this weekend against North Carolina.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/draft/

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 02:19 PM
Daniel Morrison HS CFer 6-4 195

Nice pick. HS bat with good size to add power. He's also got a scouting video.

REDSEER
06-06-2008, 02:19 PM
Morrison kinda looks goofy in his scouting video....but he has any easy swing and at 6'4 195 he definitely has room to fill out

NC Reds
06-06-2008, 02:20 PM
Morrison is Canadian, like Terence and Phillip.

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 02:21 PM
Rays take Jeremy Beckham from Georgia Southern to begin the 17th round. Three Beckham's from Georgia have been taken in the first 17 rounds.

REDSEER
06-06-2008, 02:22 PM
I believe the Rays just took Tim Beckham's older brother, Jeremy....how happy is the Beckham family right now?

Darn, beat me to it OBM

Reds Fanatic
06-06-2008, 02:24 PM
Reds round 17 pick:

Frank Pfister 3B Emory University

6'01" 205 lbs and he is a senior

crazyredfan40
06-06-2008, 02:25 PM
The first name in the ninth round that grabs attention is the Reds’ pick at 269, selecting Coastal Carolina outfielder David Sappelt. The conference player of the year as a sophomore, Sappelt is an athletic center fielder with speed and pop in the bat. Sappelt is the leadoff hitter for a Chanticleer offense that is headed to the NCAA Super Regionals this weekend against North Carolina.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/draft/

Games are Saturday and Sunday at 1 on ESPNU...

REDSEER
06-06-2008, 02:27 PM
Pfister hit .379/.426/.590 as a senior with 6 HR's and 51 RBI's in 161 AB's

Reds Fanatic
06-06-2008, 02:27 PM
Pfister's stats for the year:


Player AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD%

2 Pfister, Frank... .379 37-37 161 32 61 14 1 6 51 95 .590 14 3 7 1 .426 5 0 10-13 29 105 9 .937


And a profile of Pfister:

http://www.go.emory.edu/Profiles/Base/2008/Pfister.html

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 02:28 PM
Only seven strikeouts in 161 atbats? Talk about an extreme contact hitter.

NorrisHopper30
06-06-2008, 02:32 PM
#539 is Christopher McMurray, a Catcher from UC Santa Barbara.

Reds Fanatic
06-06-2008, 02:32 PM
Reds round 18 pick:

Christoper McMurray C UC Santa Barbara

6'01" 195 lbs and he is a junior

edabbs44
06-06-2008, 02:33 PM
Any idea on the chances of him signing vs. going to Dook, Edabbs?

Looks like he is a smart kid who values education...I think he sounds like a tough sign.

REDSEER
06-06-2008, 02:34 PM
McMurray hit .312/.337/.545.....only 4 BB's to 27 K's.....8 HR's 39 RBI's

Threw out 14 of 35 attempted base stealers

Reds Fanatic
06-06-2008, 02:35 PM
Season stats for McMurray:


Player AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD%

33 McMurray, Chris.. .312 46-40 154 28 48 8 2 8 39 84 .545 4 4 27 2 .337 4 5 6-6 268 39 3 .990


And a profile:

http://ucsbgauchos.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/mcmurray_chris00.html

11larkin11
06-06-2008, 02:37 PM
Shunick is straight up nasty.

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 02:41 PM
The Reds are simply adding some catching depth in the lower minors with that last pick of the catcher. Expect to see a few more picks like that.

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 02:42 PM
LHP Mace Thurman from Baylor is the Reds 19th round pick.

Reds Fanatic
06-06-2008, 02:42 PM
Reds round 19 pick:

Mace Thurman LHP Baylor

6'01" 180 lbs and he is a junior

NC Reds
06-06-2008, 02:45 PM
Mace Thurman gets a "cool name" award. Not a bad pick at this point.

http://baylorbears.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/thurman_mace00.html

http://baylorbears.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/stats/2007-2008/teamcume.html

Reds Fanatic
06-06-2008, 02:45 PM
Season stats for Thurman:


Player era w-l app-gs cg sho sv ip h r er bb so 2b 3b hr ab b/avg wp hbp bk sfa sha
Thurman, Mace 3.18 3-1 20-1 0 0/0 2 39.2 31 21 14 27 42 6 0 1 148 .209 2 5 2 1 4


And a profile:

http://baylorbears.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/thurman_mace00.html

Hoosier Red
06-06-2008, 02:47 PM
Means is IU's leading returning WR...think it'll be tough to lure him away?

Well dangit, now I'm all conflicted. Apparantly he's a pretty solid CF, but I really want him back to IU.

Blitz Dorsey
06-06-2008, 02:53 PM
Ummmm....maybe he found a new trainer that helped him get to the next level?

I have serious doubt about some of the great "finds" later in the draft in recent years. One such guy is a future HOF catcher who recently retired.

Bingo!

NC Reds
06-06-2008, 02:53 PM
Tyler Stovall, OF Central Michigan

http://www.cmuchippewas.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=46361&SPID=4196&DB_OEM_ID=10500&ATCLID=1469119

http://www.cmuchippewas.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=10500&KEY=&ATCLID=1395722&SPID=4207&SPSID=54186

Intelligent kid.

Blitz Dorsey
06-06-2008, 02:55 PM
Shunick ran into some bad luck (dumbarsed right fielder trying to make an impossible throw) and he also made some bad pitches. This could be the end of his college career.

That said, I still LOVE getting him in the 5th round. His numbers were great this year.

M2
06-06-2008, 03:04 PM
Theodis Bowe (HS CF from Milford, DE) is my new favorite player.

dougdirt
06-06-2008, 03:05 PM
Theodis Bowe (HS CF from Milford, DE) is my new favorite player.

I saw that name and all I could think of is Keltavious Jones and him fighting it out for the best name in the system.

MikeS21
06-06-2008, 03:15 PM
It is interesting all the college picks the Reds have made. Only 4 out of 21 picks have been high school players.

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 03:24 PM
Reds 23rd round pick is William Hudgens, a RHP from Memphis.

*BaseClogger*
06-06-2008, 03:30 PM
Has anybody seen a player from Johns Hopkins drafted?

15fan
06-06-2008, 03:30 PM
Reds round 17 pick:

Frank Pfister 3B Emory University

6'01" 205 lbs and he is a senior

That's my neck of the woods. We swim at their outdoor rec center each summer.

The Harvard of Druid Hills, as it's affectionately known.

OesterPoster
06-06-2008, 03:31 PM
Reds 23rd round pick is William Hudgens, a RHP from Memphis.

Is it sad that I know the lead actress on High School Musical is Vanessa Hudgens? :(

Or does it simply mean I have a daughter...

NC Reds
06-06-2008, 03:32 PM
Is it sad that I know the lead actress on High School Musical is Vanessa Hudgens? :(

Or does it simply mean I have a daughter...

Vanessa Hudgens is hot. It means you are a dirty old man. ;)

crazyredfan40
06-06-2008, 03:37 PM
Enrique Garcia RHP Miami U in the 24th round...

NC Reds
06-06-2008, 03:47 PM
I couldn't find much on Raul Rodriguez, pitcher, Simi Valley, CA.

OesterPoster
06-06-2008, 03:50 PM
I couldn't find much on Raul Rodriguez, pitcher, Simi Valley, CA.

This him? Considering he hit .195, I'm assuming he's a pitcher. ;)

http://www.maxpreps.com/FanPages/Player.mxp/AreaID-8e11e7d4-d3fa-4e6f-827f-652c29439d27/AthleteID-e7648224-1ba9-4d7c-adea-1aa66fe9c933/SchoolID-943e467e-2678-4aba-851a-b2f42962d7a3/Boys_Varsity_Baseball_Spring_07-08/California

On the mound he has a clean arm action, arm works, good arm speed, live arm, ball jumps out of hand, downhill plane, solid 11/5 CB, good comand of CH, and is very projectable.

redhawk61
06-06-2008, 03:53 PM
How has Riccio Torrez not been drafted, I guess he has told teams that he is just going to go to Arizona

NC Reds
06-06-2008, 03:58 PM
http://gotigersgo.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/hudgens_will00.html

Hudgens was a football player too. A definite project.

NC Reds
06-06-2008, 04:08 PM
Bohana is an Atlanta native and will graduate this summer with a B.S. in sport management. He received a medical redshirt last season after undergoing elbow surgery, but came back this year as the Owls’ dominating closer. He currently leads the team in saves (4), games finished (8), appearances (13), and is in the top three in strikeouts (32). This season Bohana secured his place in KSU history as he cracked the top ten in career appearances for a pitcher. “I always loved being in the game and I was fortunate enough to pitch in many of them over my career,” said Bohana. “Kennesaw has been great to me and the thing I will miss the most are my teammates and coaches.”

Mike Bohana, Kennesaw State
http://www.ksusentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1461&Itemid=59

Doc. Scott
06-06-2008, 04:12 PM
Hey, another Ohio University Bobcat! Just like Anthony Gressick (now at Dayton).

Matthew Stiffler, CF, round 27.

NC Reds
06-06-2008, 04:13 PM
http://ohiobobcats.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/stiffler_matt00.html

Did we get Stiffler's mom too? :D

dougdirt
06-06-2008, 04:14 PM
Is he Steve's brother?

Patrick Bateman
06-06-2008, 04:14 PM
Wow. Matt Stiffler, one of the famous "Stiffler" brothers from the American Pie movies. Good pick for that reason alone.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2008, 04:17 PM
Unlike Gressick, Stiffler isn't a two-way player- hitter all around.

The Reds really seem to like drafting MAC players in the later rounds. Every year they take four or five after the seventh round or so.

NC Reds
06-06-2008, 04:24 PM
http://www.maxpreps.com/FanPages/Player.mxp/AreaID-d663c9bc-2efc-42a4-b1f5-f51200644ccc/AthleteID-fa01c0e9-cfd9-4dfa-b4db-669e62d33581/SchoolID-204d6632-16ce-41fc-a733-dd11ec3af582/Boys_Varsity_Baseball_Spring_07-08/California

Bryce Bandilla, listed as a pitcher by MLB.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2008, 04:24 PM
Even more so than previously, when a club drafts a HS player after round 15 or so it seems like a punted pick. Now with no draft and follow option, it's sign 'em or forget 'em.

So this 6'3"/235# lefty out of a CA HS the Reds drafted in round 28, Bryce Bandilla... probably not much chance.

NC Reds
06-06-2008, 04:30 PM
I like the Stiffler pick.

http://ohiobobcats.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/stats/2007-2008/teamcume.html

Doc. Scott
06-06-2008, 04:33 PM
Round 29: Ben Hunter, RHP, Wake Forest. He's from Ohio, though.

NC Reds
06-06-2008, 04:34 PM
Ben Hunter is a Cincinnati kid.

http://wakeforestsports.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/hunter_ben00.html

Doc. Scott
06-06-2008, 04:37 PM
Huh- a Moeller grad transferred from Furman. Former All-American closer... I wonder if it's the same scout who had Matt Klinker (Lakota/Furman) from last year.

Hunter had good numbers in the ACC (4.07 ERA, 2.52 in eight starts) and a 6'4"/200# frame- I wonder why he didn't go higher than here.

corkedbat
06-06-2008, 04:39 PM
Not taking many infielders. What have there been? A couple of MI/SS's and #B or two?

Are there several leftovers @ Billings and the GCL team?

Doesn't seem like they've taken the number of 6'4"+ pitchers we usually see either

penantboundreds
06-06-2008, 04:40 PM
Hunter and Stovall won a state championship together...along with Brackman and Surkamp, nice class

Doc. Scott
06-06-2008, 04:48 PM
Round 30: Juan Carlos Sulbaran, RHP, American Heritage School (HS) in Florida. Has a video.

penantboundreds
06-06-2008, 04:48 PM
His video is nasty....I want to sign this kid.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2008, 04:50 PM
It's not particularly likely at this stage in the draft, though.

penantboundreds
06-06-2008, 04:53 PM
yeah i know doc, what do you think he wants? was he supposed to go a lot higher?

dougdirt
06-06-2008, 04:53 PM
I like Sulbaran. Not sure if he is signable or not, but I hope so. Clean arm action and I think he could get more velocity by picking up his tempo to the plate just a bit and using his legs slightly more.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2008, 04:54 PM
yeah i know doc, what do you think he wants? was he supposed to go a lot higher?

No particular idea. Probably has a college scholarship to a fairly marquee program.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2008, 04:55 PM
TB just took a pitcher from Moeller in Round 31. Lefty- Gregory Williams.

NC Reds
06-06-2008, 05:01 PM
Joseph Housey, RHP, Nova, FL

He has a vid but the firewall at work blocks it. How does he look?

edabbs44
06-06-2008, 05:03 PM
No particular idea. Probably has a college scholarship to a fairly marquee program.

Is U of Florida considered fairly marquee? :)


Limited by an injury last spring, Sulbaran was 2-0 with an unblemished 0.00 ERA for head coach Todd Fitzgerald at American Heritage. He racked up 24 strikeouts in 12 innings and will be counted upon heavily by the Patriots this year. Sulbaran is one of seven Division I signees on his prep squad.


"Juan Carlos transferred to American Heritage from Curacao a year and a half ago and now plays on perhaps the nation's top-ranked team," O'Sullivan said. "Possessing a fastball in the upper 80's, low 90's, he makes adjustments as games go on and knows how to win. Juan Carlos has a very good breaking ball that he can throw early or late in counts. He has a chance to be a high draft pick by the time he leaves the University of Florida and we expect him to arrive on campus and win a starting job as a freshman."



http://www.gatorzone.com/story.php?id=12977&sport=baseb&html=baseball/news/20071116022700.html

dougdirt
06-06-2008, 05:03 PM
Joseph Housey, RHP, Nova, FL

He has a vid but the firewall at work blocks it. How does he look?

Some stuff from 2007 on there, decent offspeed stuff but was throwing 82-85 MPH with his fastball last year. Showed more recent stuff but the gun was all over the place so I don't know how accurate it was.

dougdirt
06-06-2008, 05:10 PM
Justin Freeman, 32nd round. Another Kennesaw State draftee. 3.23 ERA, 56 K's, 16 BB in 47.1 innings.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2008, 05:11 PM
Is U of Florida considered fairly marquee? :)



http://www.gatorzone.com/story.php?id=12977&sport=baseb&html=baseball/news/20071116022700.html


Yep. And that shows Sulbaran to be a good example of a player that's going to slide to the late rounds- he's almost 100% certain to go to college because he doesn't have much of a pitching record in the US.

dougdirt
06-06-2008, 05:16 PM
Yep. And that shows Sulbaran to be a good example of a player that's going to slide to the late rounds- he's almost 100% certain to go to college because he doesn't have much of a pitching record in the US.

Well here is to hoping the Reds pony up some money to make his decision a bit easier to play pro ball.

Reds Fanatic
06-06-2008, 05:17 PM
Taylor Wrenn 2B from Lakeland Senior HS is the round 33 pick

dougdirt
06-06-2008, 05:17 PM
33rd pick is Taylor Wrenn out of Lakeland HS in Florida.... big football power.

NC Reds
06-06-2008, 05:18 PM
http://perfectgame.org/players/playerprofile.aspx?ID=68650

Taylor Wrenn, middle infielder

PG ReportTaylor Wrenn is a 2008 MIF with a 5'11'', 160 lb. frame from Lakeland, FL who attends Lakeland HS. Young build with some wiry strength. Very good hitting approach, quick left handed swing, solid LD contact, knows how to hit. Smooth defensive actions, nice hands, can make athletic plays. Son of long-time scout Luke Wrenn. Coming on quickly!

TheBigLebowski
06-06-2008, 05:19 PM
Is U of Florida considered fairly marquee? :)



http://www.gatorzone.com/story.php?id=12977&sport=baseb&html=baseball/news/20071116022700.html

You're damned right it is :cool:

edabbs44
06-06-2008, 05:20 PM
Well here is to hoping the Reds pony up some money to make his decision a bit easier to play pro ball.

Exactly.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2008, 05:25 PM
I suppose it's possible the team may have a little more cash because of not having a second-round pick, but it also might have gone into Francisco Cordero's contract or be headed to Yonder Alonso's pocket.

dougdirt
06-06-2008, 05:27 PM
I suppose it's possible the team may have a little more cash because of not having a second-round pick, but it also might have gone into Francisco Cordero's contract or be headed to Yonder Alonso's pocket.

You are likely right, but I want to hope we aren't punting these picks instead of just taking a college senior who can at least fill some roster space in the lower minors.

Reds Fanatic
06-06-2008, 05:28 PM
Bryan Gardner LHP from Ithaca College is the round 34 pick

dougdirt
06-06-2008, 05:28 PM
34th round pick, Bryan Gardner, LHP, Ithaca College. I expect Tom Green jokes within 5 minutes.

NC Reds
06-06-2008, 05:28 PM
http://bombers.ithaca.edu/roster.asp?playerid=1344&sport=1

Bryan Gardner, reliever, Ithaca

Kid needs to work on his hat-wearing ability.

http://bombers.ithaca.edu/Sports/baseball/2006/Base%20career%20stats.asp#9

Very good numbers.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2008, 05:29 PM
You are likely right, but I want to hope we aren't punting these picks instead of just taking a college senior who can at least fill some roster space in the lower minors.

In Round 34 they took a college pitcher- lefty Bryan Gardner out of Ithaca College- but he's a junior. So he's probably going back.

I'm in favor of the college-senior thing as well- or guys that might be undervalued due to slumps or injuries. Which is how we got Danny Dorn in the 32nd round a couple of years ago.

I think no matter what, though- we need to stick to taking players that have at least a glimmer of hope at prospectdom or projectability. There's a finite pool of minor-league innings and games out there, and handing too many to grinders who simply don't have the physical prowess for the big leagues is not good for the whole organization.

dougdirt
06-06-2008, 05:29 PM
Bryan Gardner stats.... wow.



Player ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA
Bryan GARDNER....... 1.64 2-2 21 1 0 0/2 7 33.0 18 8 6 22 62 2 1 0 107 .168 4 1 1 3 2

11larkin11
06-06-2008, 05:32 PM
Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year (and summer teammate of my spring teammate) Ryan Curl just got drafted number 925 to Kansas City. My friend says he will most likely honor his commitment to Miami of OH though.

Reds Fanatic
06-06-2008, 05:32 PM
Bryan Gardner stats.... wow.



Player ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA
Bryan GARDNER....... 1.64 2-2 21 1 0 0/2 7 33.0 18 8 6 22 62 2 1 0 107 .168 4 1 1 3 2


Wow 62 Ks in 33 innnigs. Of course he is a junior so he is probably going back to college. Gardner is also the punter on the Ithaca football team.

penantboundreds
06-06-2008, 05:34 PM
Josh Harrison is on 1530 Homer with Lance at 5:40, along with Andrew Means at 5:30

penantboundreds
06-06-2008, 05:36 PM
A sophomore from Purdue was just drafted, how is that possible, I thought if you went to college you had to stay three years?

Doc. Scott
06-06-2008, 05:37 PM
Hmmm. Now the Reds draft a UF sophomore in Round 35- lefty Matthew Fairel. Can't see him signing either.

Grande Donkey
06-06-2008, 05:38 PM
A sophomore from Purdue was just drafted, how is that possible, I thought if you went to college you had to stay three years?Redshirt maybe?