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Gallen5862
06-06-2012, 12:16 PM
This is the official day 3 thread,

Gallen5862
06-06-2012, 12:18 PM
502 Routt, Nicholas Mississippi St U, MS LHP L/L SR 6'04" 195lbs DOB: 08/28/90

OesterPoster
06-06-2012, 12:23 PM
That should make the Cowboy happy.

Gallen5862
06-06-2012, 12:24 PM
ROUND 17 532Jose Ortiz, CJuana Colon HS,
DOB: 06/11/94

redsmetz
06-06-2012, 12:28 PM
Are we just showing the Reds' picks in this thread?

Gallen5862
06-06-2012, 12:31 PM
Its for all teams picks. I was just trying to see if can find Reds picks to post at least. Are their any player anyone is hoping the Reds draft?

Gallen5862
06-06-2012, 12:36 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=21893747&topic_id=29113154

Jose Ortiz scout video

redsmetz
06-06-2012, 12:36 PM
Its for all teams picks. I was just trying to see if can find Reds picks to post at least. Are their any player anyone is hoping the Reds draft?

But those shown so far are only the Reds picks thus far today, right? Just want to be sure I'm understanding what I'm seeing.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 12:38 PM
Round 18: Jackson Stephens, RHP, Alabama HS. 6'3", 205#.

Gallen5862
06-06-2012, 12:40 PM
The only listed so far were Reds. I saw there was no thread so created one. This thread people can list other teams picks, Reds picks, tell who they want to draft. They can also make any other comments.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 12:52 PM
Round 19: Austin Muehring, RHP, Palomar College. 6'3", 185.

redsmetz
06-06-2012, 12:55 PM
The only listed so far were Reds. I saw there was no thread so created one. This thread people can list other teams picks, Reds picks, tell who they want to draft. They can also make any other comments.

Thanks again. I just wanted to be sure of what I was seeing. Not objecting to it at all (not sure you thought that either). Thanks for starting the thread and keeping us updated.

Gallen5862
06-06-2012, 01:01 PM
Does anyone have any info on these players?

LeDoux
06-06-2012, 01:06 PM
Do players need to undergo any type of physical or testing prior to the draft, or is all that handled by the teams after the selection?

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 01:06 PM
Round 20: Brock Dykxhoorn, a 6'8/225 RHP out of... a Canadian HS somewhere. Apparently of Dutch ancestry.

camisadelgolf
06-06-2012, 01:08 PM
In case anyone wants to follow the picks live: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/draft/y2012/draftlive_app.jsp

Scrap Irony
06-06-2012, 01:09 PM
502 Routt, Nicholas Mississippi St U, MS LHP L/L SR 6'04" 195lbs DOB: 08/28/90

Mid-80's fastball with plus command of four below average pitches.

Filler, unless he fills out or finds five mph on his fastball. LH, so he may find value as a LOOGY.

medford
06-06-2012, 01:13 PM
Round 20: Brock Dykxhoorn, a 6'8/225 RHP out of... a Canadian HS somewhere. Apparently of Dutch ancestry.

goodness, I wonder how often his last name got made fun while growing up. So many places to go, but I'll bite my tounge.

Scrap Irony
06-06-2012, 01:14 PM
ROUND 17 532Jose Ortiz, CJuana Colon HS,
DOB: 06/11/94

Wow, really nice pick here if the Reds can sign him. Perfect Game loves him:


Report

Jose Ortiz is a 2012 C with a 5-11 205 lb. frame from Comerio, PR who attends Juana Colon School. Thick mature build, very good strength. Right handed hitter, very aggressive swing approach, rotational swing with lift and power, looks to pull, commits early and attacks, ball jumps hard when centered, game home run, crushes mistakes. Very good arm strength behind the plate, quick compact arm stroke, 1.86 best pop time, active feet, will have to work on hands/receiving skills. Has the tools to keep improving. Good student.

PG Grade: 9.5 [Grading Scale]

They say he's committed to a college, but I can't find where.

Really nice gamble here.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 01:15 PM
Round 21: Jordan Remer, LHP, U. of San Francisco. 6'2"/210, senior.

camisadelgolf
06-06-2012, 01:18 PM
Ortiz looks like a prototypical catcher. Worst case scenario, if the Reds don't have the cash for Ortiz, they can prevent other teams from trying to sign him.

Scrap Irony
06-06-2012, 01:20 PM
Round 18: Jackson Stephens, RHP, Alabama HS. 6'3", 205#.

Perfect Game (http://www.perfectgame.org/Players/Playerprofile.aspx?ID=252203) says his fastball tops out at 91 mph, with an occasionaly effective change. Has a college commitment to Alabama. Plays both 3B and has tools enough to try it if pitching doesn't work out. Slow, slower, and slowest. 9.5 grade out of ten, indicating top division of college (makes sense, as 'Bama has him signed) and top ten round draftee talent.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 01:25 PM
Round 22: Avain Rachal, RHP, Texas HS. 6'0"/195.

RedlegJake
06-06-2012, 01:25 PM
Avain Rachel rhp, HS round 22

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 01:27 PM
With the new rules, I can't think most teams will be able to sign lower-round HS picks away from college commitments. Makes me wonder why the Reds are spending time drafting such players like Stephens.

Scrap Irony
06-06-2012, 01:31 PM
Round 19: Austin Muehring, RHP, Palomar College. 6'3", 185.

Nice length, needs to add weight. One of Top 100 Juco players, according to Perfect Game. Bullpen arm at the California two-year program. Only 9.1 IP with low K rate. Hit .137 in the OF.

Odd, to say the least.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 01:33 PM
Nice length, needs to add weight. One of Top 100 Juco players, according to Perfect Game. Bullpen arm at the California two-year program. Only 9.1 IP with low K rate. Hit .137 in the OF.

Odd, to say the least.

Eh, a projectable frame or one pitch with a chance for major upside = pop 'em at this stage of the draft.

RedlegJake
06-06-2012, 01:35 PM
Sweet, Daniel Northwest Rankin HS, MS CF S/L HS 6'00" 190lbs DOB: 12/28/94

Scrap Irony
06-06-2012, 01:35 PM
Round 20: Brock Dykxhoorn, a 6'8/225 RHP out of... a Canadian HS somewhere. Apparently of Dutch ancestry.
From Perfect Game's assessment of Canadian draftees:


PROSPECT ON THE RISE: Brock Dykxhoorn, rhp, St. Anne’s Catholic HS, Clinton, Ontario. An ex-hockey player from a small Ontario town, Dykxhoorn was slow to emerge as a top prospect for this year’s draft, but has made an instant impression with his huge 6-foot-8, 225-pound frame alone. Though he doesn't currently throw particularly hard, and his secondary stuff and command are still at a very raw stage, he made obvious gains in his development this spring and actually pitched surprisingly well for Canada’s junior-national team against pro and international competition, and for the B.C.-based Langley Blaze on a trip to Arizona, where he pitched in front of some 150 scouts in an outing against a team of top prospects from the Dominican Republic.


Not particularly hard is certainly true-- the fastest they've got him clocked is 78 mph.

Major project.

camisadelgolf
06-06-2012, 01:36 PM
With the new rules, I can't think most teams will be able to sign lower-round HS picks away from college commitments. Makes me wonder why the Reds are spending time drafting such players like Stephens.
One of the most difficult thing in scouting is trying to predict who is willing sign. The Reds might know something, but on the other hand, this could insurance for if they can't come to terms with some of their earlier draft picks since it would potentially draw from the same pool.

RedlegJake
06-06-2012, 01:38 PM
St. Louis went ahead and drafted Matheny's son even though he asked them not to.

RedlegJake
06-06-2012, 01:39 PM
Maybe dad got a little panicky when his kid fell to the 22d round

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 01:39 PM
One of the most difficult thing in scouting is trying to predict who is willing sign. The Reds might know something, but on the other hand, this could insurance for if they can't come to terms with some of their earlier draft picks since it would potentially draw from the same pool.

And someone said you can offer up to $100k without it coming out of your slotted allotment, right?

RedlegJake
06-06-2012, 01:39 PM
And someone said you can offer up to $100k without it coming out of your slotted allotment, right?

yes. anyhting over 100,000 comes out

RedlegJake
06-06-2012, 01:41 PM
11-40 are equal as far as money. All on the same financial footing as per signing

Scrap Irony
06-06-2012, 01:42 PM
Round 21: Jordan Remer, LHP, U. of San Francisco. 6'2"/210, senior.

Drafted last year by Rangers, but didn't sign (obviously): Their notes:

ANALYSIS: In three years at the University of San Francisco, Remer has played a bigger role with each season. He appeared in 24 games––making four starts––this year, going 3-2 with four saves and a 3.67 ERA. Remer walked 40 batters in 49 innings, but he yielded only 28 hits and struck out 60. As a junior, he'll have

BA had him as the 13th best prospect in the WCC, a fairly high honor. Their write-up included a very nice report on Remer.


Remer generates good movement from a high slot on an 88-91 mph fastball that bumps 94, and he mixes in a pair of solid secondary offerings.

Sounds like the type of guy who may surprise. Can't seem to find the plate with regularity, though. Someone to watch.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 01:47 PM
Round 24: Mike Saunders, RHP, Saginaw Valley State U. 6'1"/215, Junior.

Scrap Irony
06-06-2012, 01:49 PM
Round 22: Avain Rachal, RHP, Texas HS. 6'0"/195.

Made the WWBA World All-Tournament Team as a SS last season with the Houston Banditos. Commited to University of Houston.

From Houston coach, Todd Whitting:


AVAIN RACHAL - INF - CYPRESS, TEXAS - CY-FAIR HIGH SCHOOL
"Avain is a kid that plays hard every time we have seen him play and really swings the bat. Avain plays for longtime coach Woody Champagne at Cy-Fair High School and is the cousin of UH associate head basketball coach Alvin Brooks."

Avain can play multiple positions and his get after it approach will fit right into our program."

Scrap Irony
06-06-2012, 01:54 PM
Sweet, Daniel Northwest Rankin HS, MS CF S/L HS 6'00" 190lbs DOB: 12/28/94

Again, according to Perfect Game, Rankin throws 88 (but the last time they checked on him was 2010, so that may have changed). From their 2010 report:


Report
Daniel Rankin is a 2012 RHP/SS/3B with a 6'1'', 150 lb. frame from Katy, TX who attends Second Baptist. Slender young build, good pitchers body, high waist. Pitches with a Hi 3/4 arm slot, long arm action, lower effort, some armside run FB, extended release, 12/6 CB, lots of swings and misses on CB, solid pitchability. Hits with a closed stance, rotational swing, contact approach. Named to Top Prospect Team, very good student.

Plus Plus
06-06-2012, 01:57 PM
Again, according to Perfect Game, Rankin throws 88 (but the last time they checked on him was 2010, so that may have changed). From their 2010 report:


Report
Daniel Rankin is a 2012 RHP/SS/3B with a 6'1'', 150 lb. frame from Katy, TX who attends Second Baptist. Slender young build, good pitchers body, high waist. Pitches with a Hi 3/4 arm slot, long arm action, lower effort, some armside run FB, extended release, 12/6 CB, lots of swings and misses on CB, solid pitchability. Hits with a closed stance, rotational swing, contact approach. Named to Top Prospect Team, very good student.

Isn't the name of the pick Daniel Sweet from Northwest Rankin HS in Mississippi?

Scrap Irony
06-06-2012, 01:59 PM
Round 24: Mike Saunders, RHP, Saginaw Valley State U. 6'1"/215, Junior.

His bio, according to Saginaw Valley State, is a promising one:


2012: Pitched in 10 games for the Cardinals, starting in all of them...threw eight complete games, including one shutout victory against Grand Valley...posted a school-record 1.23 earned run average in 73.1 innings of work...led the team and was third in the GLIAC with 72 strikeouts...allowed 48 hits and only 10 earned runs as opponents batted just .188 against him...named to the 2012 GLIAC All-Tournament Team after a nine inning complete game victory over Ashland allowing five hits while striking out seven after allowing just one unearned run...selected to the 2012 GLIAC Baseball All-Conference First Team.

2011: Appeared in 10 games for the Cardinals, starting in nine…posted a record of 5-4 having the second most wins on the team and a 4.81 ERA on the season…pitched a total of 48.2 innings and had 41 strike outs which was good for second on the team…had four put outs and 11 assists for Saginaw Valley.

2010: Saw action on the mound in nine games for Saginaw Valley, starting two contests...finished the season with a 5.87 ERA, pitching 15.1 innings...recorded 18 strikeouts for the Cardinals...tied for third on the team with four games finished.

Prior to SVSU/Personal: Prepped at EA Johnson Memorial High School…participated in golf, basketball, bowling, and baseball…named to the baseball first team all-league, all-district, and all-region his senior year…was captain of the baseball and bowling teams…was division two state bowling champion…named channel 12 athlete of the week…was on the honor roll for four years, a member of NHS for two years, and honored as salutatorian of his class…majoring in nursing…son of Ronald and Candy Saunders…born 3-7-91.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 01:59 PM
Round 25: Sean Lucas, LHP, SUNY Albany. 6'2"/200. Fifth-year senior, already 23.

Eight pitchers in ten picks so far today.

Scrap Irony
06-06-2012, 02:06 PM
Isn't the name of the pick Daniel Sweet from Northwest Rankin HS in Mississippi?

Whoops.

Ranked 30th out of Mississippi, according to BA.

All I could find.

mace
06-06-2012, 02:07 PM
" was captain of the baseball and bowling teams…was division two state bowling champion… "

The Saunders pick must have been a favor to Brandon Phillips. Somebody to bowl with.

PuffyPig
06-06-2012, 02:12 PM
Ortiz looks like a prototypical catcher. Worst case scenario, if the Reds don't have the cash for Ortiz, they can prevent other teams from trying to sign him.

The most they can give him is $100,000 anyway without it coming out of your 1-10 allotment.

PuffyPig
06-06-2012, 02:16 PM
" was captain of the baseball and bowling teams…was division two state bowling champion… "

The Saunders pick must have been a favor to Brandon Phillips. Somebody to bowl with.


Plus he was named "Channel 12 Athlete of the Week". That's right up there with getting a note from your mother saying you are a swell guy.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 02:30 PM
Round 26: Chase Rezac, RHP, Southern Utah U. 6'2"/200, Junior.

mace
06-06-2012, 02:38 PM
Does it seem odd to anyone that the Reds draft so many guys from obscure colleges? So far: Trinity, Bakersfield, Palomar, Grayson County, Saginaw Valley, Albany, Southern Utah . . . And it's not just this year. I've noticed the same thing the past couple seasons. I wonder if the Reds are unusual in that respect.

Gallen5862
06-06-2012, 02:47 PM
ROUND 27 832 Joey Housey, RHPU Oregon, OR
DOB: 10/15/89

PuffyPig
06-06-2012, 02:51 PM
Does it seem odd to anyone that the Reds draft so many guys from obscure colleges? So far: Trinity, Bakersfield, Palomar, Grayson County, Saginaw Valley, Albany, Southern Utah . . . And it's not just this year. I've noticed the same thing the past couple seasons. I wonder if the Reds are unusual in that respect.

My guess is that everyone does, it's just that you only look at the Red's list that closely?

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 03:08 PM
U of O has just had their baseball program back for a couple of seasons now. It seemed like it really got going again quickly.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 03:08 PM
Round 28 Matthew Wiley, RHP, U. of Houston. 6'4"/230, Senior.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 03:11 PM
Round 29 Adam Matthews, LF, U. of South Carolina. 6'1"/195, Senior.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 03:39 PM
Round 30: CF Kyle Wren, Georgia Tech, 5'9"/160#. Sophomore?

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 03:40 PM
Round 31 Michael Salter, RHP, Cisco JC in Texas, 6'4"/205. 20-year-old J2.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 03:53 PM
Round 32 RHP Christian McElroy, U. of Cincinnati, 6'4"/220#. Junior.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 03:58 PM
Round 33 Justin Topa, RHP, Long Island U., 6'4"/200. Junior. That is 14 pitchers in 18 selections today.

MikeS21
06-06-2012, 03:59 PM
Round 30: CF Kyle Wren, Georgia Tech, 5'9"/160#. Sophomore?
Frank Wren's son.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 04:02 PM
Frank Wren's son.

My guess is he stays in school.

redsmetz
06-06-2012, 04:04 PM
Round 30: CF Kyle Wren, Georgia Tech, 5'9"/160#. Sophomore?

There's some rule in there that allows some sophomores to be eligible for the draft, but I don't recall what it is. It's fairly limited, as I recall.

Benihana
06-06-2012, 04:07 PM
There's some rule in there that allows some sophomores to be eligible for the draft, but I don't recall what it is. It's fairly limited, as I recall.

I believe it has to do with them turning 21 before a certain date. Frequently applies to guys who were redshirted.

JaxRed
06-06-2012, 04:08 PM
Heard it yesterday. Within 45 days of draft.

RED VAN HOT
06-06-2012, 04:14 PM
There's some rule in there that allows some sophomores to be eligible for the draft, but I don't recall what it is. It's fairly limited, as I recall.

I believe that eligibility is based on turning 21 before or within several days of the draft.

After being a freshman All America player and hitting .340, his average dipped to .256 last year even though he was healthy enough to start all games. I think he would be well served to remain in school and attempt to reestablish better draft value. Small CF'er with excellent speed and good plate discipline, but no power. Plays CF well enough to cause Brandon Thomas (4th round Pirates) to move to LF.

cincyinco
06-06-2012, 04:15 PM
With the new rules, I can't think most teams will be able to sign lower-round HS picks away from college commitments. Makes me wonder why the Reds are spending time drafting such players like Stephens.

What I read today indicates that there may be somewhat of a "loophole" with rounds after 10. Its thought you can only sign picks after round 10 for a max of 100K, but that does not appear to be the case. You can go over 100K, but then it counts against your bank for rounds 1 through 10 for everything AFTER the 100K. So in essence, if you can get a guy like this to sign AFTER round 10, then you save 100K from the cap space of your round 1 through 10 bank.

So, say you want to sign a guy in round 20 who probably should have gone in round 10. He wants 450K. If you signed him in round 10 for that, thats the entire 450k against your cap. However, if you sign him for that amount in round 20, its only 350k against your cap.

At least thats how baseball america was reporting this earlier today, which is why you saw some of the higher ranked draft prospects fall and then get picked outside the top 10 rounds.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 04:24 PM
Round 34: Richard McCaffrey, LHP, Santa Barbara CC in CA. 6'1/205, J2.

Gallen5862
06-06-2012, 04:24 PM
1042 McCaffrey, Richard Santa Barbara CC, CA LHP L/L J2 6'01" 205lbs DOB: 12/31/90

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 04:25 PM
Round 35: Michael Sheppard, RHP, NJ HS. 5'11"/174

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 04:27 PM
It also strikes me that there are going to be more American non-drafted free agents signed and given chances than ever before. Part of that is the draft shrinking to 40 rounds, part of that is lower-round picks going to college because they can't get zillions so easily to buy out a college commitment.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 04:37 PM
Round 36: 2B Jarvis Flowers, Texas HS. 5'11"/145 (!)

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 04:47 PM
Looks like Dave Sappelt's kid brother just got picked at 37 by Miami.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 04:49 PM
Round 37: Zachary Vincej, SS, Pepperdine. 5"11/165, Junior.

corkedbat
06-06-2012, 04:53 PM
At first blush, Ortiz strikes me as the pick fo the day three litter.

kg112686
06-06-2012, 05:20 PM
What I read today indicates that there may be somewhat of a "loophole" with rounds after 10. Its thought you can only sign picks after round 10 for a max of 100K, but that does not appear to be the case. You can go over 100K, but then it counts against your bank for rounds 1 through 10 for everything AFTER the 100K. So in essence, if you can get a guy like this to sign AFTER round 10, then you save 100K from the cap space of your round 1 through 10 bank.

So, say you want to sign a guy in round 20 who probably should have gone in round 10. He wants 450K. If you signed him in round 10 for that, thats the entire 450k against your cap. However, if you sign him for that amount in round 20, its only 350k against your cap.

At least thats how baseball america was reporting this earlier today, which is why you saw some of the higher ranked draft prospects fall and then get picked outside the top 10 rounds.


That's true but from how I understand it that 350k is taken out of the draft pool money allotted to the top 10 rounds. So the Reds have $6,652,900 to spend on their first 12 picks, but in your scenario they would only have $6,302,900 to spend on those 12 picks.

If the Reds go over that $6,652,900 there are pretty severe financial penalties depending on how far over they go:

Penalties for exceeding the Signing Bonus Pool are:
Excess of Pool Penalty - (Tax on Overage/Draft Picks)
* 0-5% - 75% tax on overage
* 5-10% - 75% tax on overage and loss of 1st round pick
* 10-15% - 100% tax on overage and loss of 1st and 2nd round picks
* 15%+ - 100% tax on overage and loss of 1st round picks in next two drafts

fearofpopvol1
06-06-2012, 05:24 PM
I am glad that MLB has reformed the system, and I think they have some of the right ideas, but those penalties to me are just too steep for going over slot. The loss of future 1st and 2nd round picks over it?? That's just too much.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 05:51 PM
Round 38: Daniel Poncedeleon, RHP, Cypress College. 6'3"/185, Junior.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 05:52 PM
Round 39: Jacob Stone, RHP, Weatherford College (JC). 6'1"/200, J1.

Doc. Scott
06-06-2012, 05:52 PM
Round 40: Rafael Pineda, RHP, Texas A&M. 6'5"/200, Junior.

redsmetz
06-06-2012, 06:02 PM
Round 39: Jacob Stone, RHP, Weatherford College (JC). 6'1"/200, J1.

Interesting piece on Stone: http://weatherforddemocrat.com/sports/x1224380617/WC-pitcher-chose-baseball-over-football

_Sir_Charles_
06-06-2012, 07:09 PM
Round 20: Brock Dykxhoorn, a 6'8/225 RHP out of... a Canadian HS somewhere. Apparently of Dutch ancestry.

Isn't that one of Superman's nemesis'? :D
http://images.wikia.com/marvel_dc/images/e/ed/Mr_mxyzptlk_earth_one_whos_who.jpg

redsmetz
06-06-2012, 07:22 PM
Round 40: Rafael Pineda, RHP, Texas A&M. 6'5"/200, Junior.

From the Texas A&M site

http://www.aggieathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27300&ATCLID=205367066

His father, also Rafael, played one season in the minors for the Angels in 1987, splitting two A levels, one being in Salem, OR where the son was born in 1991.

At Texas A&M, he was red-shirted his first season. No explanation was given.

His family is originally from the Dominican Republic where his uncle pitched for the national team.

corkedbat
06-06-2012, 07:36 PM
Round 38: Daniel Poncedeleon, RHP, Cypress College. 6'3"/185, Junior.

Ah-ha! A youth movement! :D

redsmetz
06-06-2012, 07:51 PM
Round 38: Daniel Poncedeleon, RHP, Cypress College. 6'3"/185, Junior.

Found this on the University of Houston's site, but I'm also seeing something about Arizona when I do a web search. Looks like he may have committed to Houston for next year.


DANIEL PONCE DE LEON - RHP - LA MIRANDA, CALIF. - CYPRESS COLLEGE/ARIZONA
Ponce De Leon was a 24th-round pick by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2010 Major League Baseball draft.
"Daniel is a 6-4 right-handed pitcher from Cypress College in California and attended the University of Arizona as a freshman. Playing for coach Scott Pickler at Cypress, Daniel is expected to be a key contributor on this year's staff. He brings a classic pitcher's body, armed with an 89-92 mph fastball and a 74-76 mph curveball. He has all the tools to come in and compete for a spot in our rotation right away. We are very excited to add someone of his ability and experience to our club."

edabbs44
06-06-2012, 09:20 PM
Round 35: Michael Sheppard, RHP, NJ HS. 5'11"/174

Would be a good sign, but unlikely.

redsmetz
06-07-2012, 08:37 AM
Would be a good sign, but unlikely.

You may be right. Sheppard has committed to Seton Hall, along with his cousin Ty Blankmeyer. In high school, Sheppard's father was their coach. At Seton Hall, it will be Blankmeyer's father coaching them. May be a bit like drafting Austin Robichaux last year (now playing at Louisiana for his father). Still, at this level of the draft, you take your chances.

http://www.nj.com/hssports/blog/baseball/index.ssf/2011/11/mike_sheppard_iii_ty_blankmeyer_chose_st_johns.htm l