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redhawk61
06-11-2009, 11:34 AM
Here we go

redhawk61
06-11-2009, 11:36 AM
Reds Select Adian Kummet RHP

http://www.csssaints.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=686

http://www.csssaints.com/images/2009/1/15/player_Kummet.jpg

redsmetz
06-11-2009, 11:38 AM
Reds Select Adian Kummet RHP



From the Duluth News Tribune.

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/media/full/jpg/2009/06/08/pxkummet0609w.jpg

redhawk61
06-11-2009, 11:38 AM
6-2 with a 1.87 ERA in 2009
73K's 22BB's in 57.2 innings

redsmetz
06-11-2009, 11:45 AM
In the 32nd round, the Reds selected shortstop Shane Carlson from UC Santa Barbara. Isn't that where Matt Valaika came from?

redsmetz
06-11-2009, 11:48 AM
A story from the Duluth paper:


Adian Kummet of St. Scholastica was busy pitching in front of Kansas City Royals scouts and front office personnel on June 4 at Kauffman Stadium when Saints assistant coach Joe Wicklund snuck a peak at the radar gun.

Wicklund liked what he saw as Kummet’s fastball consistently hit 90 or

91 mph.

Kummet hopes he made enough of an impression in Kansas City — and in his four-year career at St. Scholastica — to be taken in the Major League Baseball draft today through Thursday in New York.

“This is something you dream about ever since you start playing, so to be in this position is pretty sweet,” Kummet said. “It’s the culmination of everything I’ve worked for. I feel like I’ve put myself in the best position possible, and now, it’s all out of my hands and I just have to wait and see.”

Kummet, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound right-hander from Brainerd, Minn., feels he has a good chance at being taken on the draft’s final day, when rounds 31 through 50 are completed. He said the Royals, Oakland Athletics and Cincinnati Reds have shown the most interest, although representatives of more than 15 MLB teams saw him pitch this spring.

Kummet didn’t disappoint. He always had the ability to dominate at the NCAA Division III level, but his role changed during his four years at St. Scholastica. Kummet was used primarily as a closer his first two years before moving into a starter’s role as a junior, going 8-2 with a 2.68 ERA. He was even better this year as he learned to pace himself.

“I think the biggest change was knowing that I didn’t have to go out there and use everything all at once. My team needed me to be able to pitch into the seventh or eighth inning,” Kummet said. “I also think that in the back of my mind, I knew this was my last hurrah, and that made every outing, every pitch, that much more meaningful.”

Kummet finished his senior year 6-2 with a 1.87 ERA and three saves. He pitched in the Saints’ biggest games and no-hit eventual national champion St. Thomas for six innings in the regional playoffs. Wicklund said if Kummet doesn’t sign with an MLB-affiliated team, he already has offers to play independent baseball.

“Adian will be paid to play baseball somewhere this summer, it’s just a matter of where and who,” Wicklund said. “I got to see him pitch in Kansas City, and it was only 25 pitches, but Adian was phenomenal. He just looked like a professional baseball player down there.”

Prospects got to use the visitor’s clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium, and the pitchers warmed up in the bullpen before taking the actual mound to show their stuff.

“Just being in a big-league stadium and seeing that clubhouse, I could get used to that life pretty easily,” Kummet said, laughing.

If he is drafted, Kummet would become only the second Saints player ever selected, joining Brett Nyquist, who the Montreal Expos took in the 13th round in 2002. Kummet, a double major in accounting and finance, graduated last month with a 3.5 grade-point average but said a desk job could wait.

“As long as we can put the accounting degree on hold for a little bit,” Kummet said, “that would be alright with me.”

Az. Reds Fan
06-11-2009, 11:48 AM
Shane Carlson...

http://ucsbgauchos.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/carlson_shane00.html

REDSEER
06-11-2009, 11:48 AM
Carlson hit .256/.326/.459 with 7 HR this year....made 9 errors in 118 chances

aubashbrother
06-11-2009, 11:50 AM
saw earlier this morning that the Indians are going to use Alex White as a relief pitcher because they see thats where he profiles best.

aubashbrother
06-11-2009, 11:59 AM
Cincinnati Reds 33rd round pick - William Stramp - 3B - Lubbock Christian

Hit .500/.559/1.009 with 21 doubles, 6 triples and 26 HR to go with 31 walks and 26 strikeouts.


from doug

REDSEER
06-11-2009, 12:02 PM
Sure the NAIA competition probably wasn't very strong...but a 1.009 SLG? This guy has video game numbers....

Az. Reds Fan
06-11-2009, 12:09 PM
Sure the NAIA competition probably wasn't very strong...but a 1.009 SLG? This guy has video game numbers....

Just for reference, Brandon Waring had an 1.388 OPS the year he was drafted

BuckeyeRedleg
06-11-2009, 12:10 PM
nm

OnBaseMachine
06-11-2009, 12:26 PM
Best available for day three:

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/draft/?p=1212#more-1212

REDSEER
06-11-2009, 12:32 PM
34th round: Forest Cannon, 6'3" RHP UC Santa Barbara (has thrown 0.2 innings this year and 5.2 innings last year), project pick?
35th round: Oliver Santos, 3B, U South Carolina Salkehatchie (JC) (.453/.505/.733, 8 HR), .865 fielding%, native of Dominican Republic

BRM
06-11-2009, 12:40 PM
Tampa Bay took Austin Maddox in the 37th round.

Homer Bailey
06-11-2009, 12:44 PM
34th round: Forest Cannon, 6'3" RHP UC Santa Barbara (has thrown 0.2 innings this year and 5.2 innings last year), project pick?
35th round: Oliver Santos, 3B, U South Carolina Salkehatchie (JC) (.453/.505/.733, 8 HR), .865 fielding%, native of Dominican Republic

Name pick.

Doc. Scott
06-11-2009, 12:44 PM
Another Canadian HS pitcher in Round 39- RHP Paul Barton.

REDSEER
06-11-2009, 12:47 PM
36th round: Chris Burleson, SS U of Southern Maine (D3) (.383/.491/.633)
37th round: Dayne Read, CF Chipola JC (.323/.457/.462)

Doc. Scott
06-11-2009, 12:53 PM
Round 40: CF Michael Robertson, Bellevue CC in Washington.

Caveat Emperor
06-11-2009, 12:55 PM
38th Round pick is Thomas Nurre from St. X high school and Miami University.

His sister works with me in my division, and she just walked in to give me a high five. :)

I know who I'm going to be rooting for out of this draft class.

REDSEER
06-11-2009, 12:55 PM
Robertson hit .314/.364/.484 with 10 2B and 2 HR

Doc. Scott
06-11-2009, 01:04 PM
38th Round pick is Thomas Nurre from St. X high school and Miami University.

His sister works with me in my division, and she just walked in to give me a high five. :)

I know who I'm going to be rooting for out of this draft class.

He's going to sign, right?

Doc. Scott
06-11-2009, 01:18 PM
Round 41: Jacob Wiley, RHP, Marist College. College senior.

Doc. Scott
06-11-2009, 01:27 PM
Round 42: Blair Carson, RHP, Anderson University in SC.

Caveat Emperor
06-11-2009, 01:27 PM
He's going to sign, right?

I believe so. He's a graduating senior, and I know from talking to his sister that he wants to continue playing. Seemed excited that he got drafted by his hometown team.

Doc. Scott
06-11-2009, 01:28 PM
Oakland takes Bobby Crosby's brother Blake in Round 42.

Doc. Scott
06-11-2009, 01:31 PM
Florida takes CF Jordan Poyer out of Astoria HS in Oregon. He was one of the two Oregonians in BA's article about the best talent left available on Day Three.

Doc. Scott
06-11-2009, 01:37 PM
Round 43: Richard Bowen, RHP, Mississippi State U. Another senior.

princeton
06-11-2009, 01:46 PM
Another senior.

degrees only employer

Doc. Scott
06-11-2009, 01:51 PM
Round 44: CF Javon Shepherd, Navarro College. Junior.

Homer Bailey
06-11-2009, 01:54 PM
38th Round pick is Thomas Nurre from St. X high school and Miami University.

His sister works with me in my division, and she just walked in to give me a high five. :)

I know who I'm going to be rooting for out of this draft class.

What up Redhawks!

Doc. Scott
06-11-2009, 01:58 PM
Round 45: Brian Adams, CF, South Forsythe HS in GA.

Doc. Scott
06-11-2009, 01:59 PM
KC takes 3B Derek Spencer from Bowling Green State University.

Doc. Scott
06-11-2009, 02:01 PM
Florida takes RF Zach Hurley from Ohio State.

Doc. Scott
06-11-2009, 02:08 PM
Round 46: Timothy Dunn, RHP, Trevecca Nazarene U.

_Sir_Charles_
06-11-2009, 02:23 PM
I didn't catch the name, but Walt Jocketty's son just got drafted. He's got to be grinning from ear to ear.

Joseph Jocketty to the Cubs - thirdbaseman

dougdirt
06-11-2009, 02:25 PM
Cincinnati Reds 47th round pick - Jason Hampton - RHP - Rockland HS (CA)

Doc. Scott
06-11-2009, 02:31 PM
Round 48: C Kenny Swab, Young Harris College. Junior.

Doc. Scott
06-11-2009, 02:37 PM
Round 49: CF Darion Hamilton from a Mississippi HS.

cincy09
06-11-2009, 02:40 PM
Round 49: CF Darion Hamilton from a Mississippi HS.

Same team as 2nd rounder Billy Hamilton!

dougdirt
06-11-2009, 02:43 PM
Same team as 2nd rounder Billy Hamilton!

They are cousins. :thumbup:

Doc. Scott
06-11-2009, 02:45 PM
Round 50: 1B Chris Page, Genesee CC in NY. Junior.

Doc. Scott
06-11-2009, 02:52 PM
Mr. Irrelevant: 1B Alibay Barkley, George Washington HS in NY.

JaxRed
06-11-2009, 03:18 PM
Mr. Irrelevant: 1B Alibay Barkley, George Washington HS in NY.

Think that was Rafael Gonzales's HS

UKFlounder
06-11-2009, 03:24 PM
Round 45: Brian Adams, CF, South Forsythe HS in GA.

He signed to play football at Kentucky as a pretty good WR prospect. I hope he sticks to the gridiron, with all due respect to the Reds, but good luck to him either way. (And I didn't know he was a good enough baseballer to be drafted before I saw the news today. I don't know if he's leaning either way.)


Edited to add info from his football profile in case anyone is interested. He seems to be a pretty good athlete.

Brian Adams, Wide Receiver, 6-4, 210, Fr-HS, Gainesville, Ga. (South Forsyth)
Primarily a quarterback in high school, he projects as a wide receiver on the collegiate level … Has excellent height and speed, having been as timed as fast as 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash … Was a dual-threat quarterback at South Forsyth High School in Cumming, Ga. … Also saw playing time at wide receiver and defensive back … Missed most of his senior season because of an injury … Second-team all-region as a junior … Rushed for 646 yards and six touchdowns while passing for 1,137 yards and six TDs … Also returned punts … Listed as the nation's No. 55 quarterback by Scout.com … Coached by Wendell Early … Also played baseball.

Rich Brooks quote: “Brian Adams is a tremendous athlete who played quarterback and was an outstanding runner. We actually had him in camp and were very impressed with his speed, size and athletic ability. I think that he will be a guy that can come in and give us a very tall, athletic and fast receiver.”

Doc. Scott
06-11-2009, 03:35 PM
Think that was Rafael Gonzales's HS

I think you're right, although Gonzalez dropped out before the draft and was listed as "No School".

_Sir_Charles_
06-11-2009, 07:16 PM
The one I don't get is the Cubs picking Walt Jocketty's son. It was a low pick (in the 40's), how can Walt face the rest of his family by NOT picking his own son?!? If it was a high pick, I could understand that he could reason his way out of it...but that low...man, I'd get hammered by my family if I did that. :O)

klw
06-11-2009, 07:33 PM
They are cousins. :thumbup:

Signing inducement pick?

Mario-Rijo
06-12-2009, 02:02 AM
Signing inducement pick?

Maybe someone who is a good influence on him and can keep him company for a couple of years.

redsmetz
06-12-2009, 05:25 AM
Round 48: C Kenny Swab, Young Harris College. Junior.

Now here's a name that just calls out for a nickname! Kenny "Cotton" Swab.

redsmetz
06-12-2009, 05:26 AM
38th Round pick is Thomas Nurre from St. X high school and Miami University.

His sister works with me in my division, and she just walked in to give me a high five. :)

I know who I'm going to be rooting for out of this draft class.

My son was a couple of years behind Nurre at St. X. I was driving up to OSU to pick him up and he called to tell me about the Reds picking him. Should be interesting to see how he does.

redsmetz
06-12-2009, 03:43 PM
Another Canadian HS pitcher in Round 39- RHP Paul Barton.

From the Parksville Qualicum Beach News:


Pitcher’s got a great arm

Qualicum Beach’s Paul Barton has the major leagues calling

Having a courier come to your door with a letter and a kit requesting your youngest son send in a urine sample isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Especially when your boy is a pitcher, and the letter is from Major League Baseball.

“Never saw it coming,” chuckled Chuck Barton, as blue collar as they come and a dedicated baseball dad with three boys.

All of his boys have come up through Oceanside Minor Baseball and have pitched for the Parksville Royals in the BCPBL.

As for his son Paul getting the call to pee — that package is prestigious in baseball circles as it’s reserved only for the top 200 prospects in North America, “It was pretty cool.

“He was away in Florida (with the Junior National team) and I told him that night when he called.”

“It was really exciting to hear I was top 200. I was shocked,” Paul recalled from the Royals’ dugout at Springwood Park on Wednesday as his teammates took to the field in the pouring rain and a small army of volunteers set to work tweaking the infield for this weekend’s BC’s Best Baseball Classic.

This is the second year the young chucker from Qualicum Beach has been recruited by the Jr. Nats for their series of high performance spring camps that prepare this country’s top players for international assignments, and the 10 days of training and games marked the first installment of a summer loaded with travel.

That package his dad signed off on is just the latest memorable moment of Paul Barton’s baseball journey.

“It was really good,” he said when pressed about his latest trip to Florida for extended grapefruit league action on the immaculate fields at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.

“We were on the field every day. Eight hours every day,” he said of the camp, which started each morning bright and early with a team breakfast and meetings followed by a four hour practice, a break, then a nine-inning game against professional farm teams.

The Canadians didn’t win a game against their older opponents, who ranged in age from 20-25ish, but the experience was invaluable.

Also making the trip to Florida and impressing on the hill for his second year was Royals’ teammate, southpaw Ethan Stewart from Campbell River. They were two of four players from the rock and nine from B.C. invited to the camp, comprised of about 30 players from across the country.

“I learned way more this time around,” Barton confirmed when asked about his second go-round.

At 6’3” 205 pounds, the hard throwing righty hit 92 mph on the radar gun in Florida during one game — his fastest pitch to date. Paul pitched six innings over the 10 days, giving up two runs and striking out five.

Ready to lead the Royals into battle in the Classic in front of family and friends this weekend, Paul isn’t home for long as he and a select squad of Jr. Nats leave for the Dominican Republic May 20 for more games against MLB teams. This is his first year named to that team.

The young Canucks have already qualified for the 2010 World Junior Baseball Championships in Thunder Bay, Ontario. On June 22 the team travels to USA Baseball’s national training complex in Cary, North Carolina.

“Then we fly to Toronto for more practices (at the SkyDome) and to watch the Jays/Rays game, and then after that we fly to Havana to play the Cubans.”

The Canadians return home July 10.

His strength as a pitcher aside, scouts and coaches are also looking for players that are easy to work with and that get along with their teammates.

“It’s great to make the top 200, but nothing changes,” he said with the maturity reserved only for the focused. “I just go in day in and day out and work as hard as I can and hopefully play to the best of my abilities ... I’m always striving to be the best.”

“Paul’s so good working with young kids, he’s excellent. He enjoys it. That’s part of his deal, and that’s part of what makes him special,” Royals’ head coach Dave Wallace said about his third and final Barton boy.

“Their athletic ability aside, it’s their enthusiasm for the game, their work ethic and commitment to improving. Paul and guys like him, they just love playing the game, and they’re willing to do whatever it takes,” said Wallace. “Every sports the same ... it’s a tough grind.”