So who are some names still on the board that catch your eye?
So who are some names still on the board that catch your eye?
I'll repost this article. I can't believe this guy did not go on the first day. I would make him the pick in the 19th round.
ECU'S Ryan Jones Named a Finalist for Dick Howser Trophy
PICTURED: Ryan Jones (Photo by Kip Sloan)
CHICAGO - East Carolina senior DH/OF Ryan Jones has been named as one of 10 finalists for the Dick Howser Trophy, given to collegiate baseball's top player. The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, which works in association with the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce on the award, released the list of the 10 finalists for the trophy today. The membership of the NCBWA will choose the Dick Howser Trophy based on three rounds of voting. The 2004 winner will be announced at the College World Series in Omaha on Friday, June 18 at 9:30 a.m. CDT.
Jones was named the 2004 Conference USA Player of the Year after hitting .409 heading into the conference tournament and finishing league play hitting .407 in conference. Currently, he leads the nation in slugging percentage (.834) with 46 of his 80 hits serving as extra-base hits including 24 doubles, four triples and 18 home runs for a team-high 66 RBI. Jones posted 24 multiple hit games and 14 multiple RBI games.
On Thursday, Jones was named a first team All-American by Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball.
The other finalists include: Rutgers P Jeff Frazier, Nebraska 3B Alex Gordon, Ole Miss 1B/P Stephen Head, Texas P J.P. Howell, Rice P Philip Humber, Virginia UT Joe Koshansky, Stanford 2B Jed Lowrie, South Carolina C Landon Powell and Long Beach State P Jered Weaver.
The Dick Howser Trophy, given in memory of the former Florida State University All-America shortstop and major league player and manager who died of brain cancer in 1987, is regarded by many as college baseball's most prestigious award.
Criteria for consideration for the trophy include performance on the field, leadership, moral character and courage, qualities that were exemplified by Dick Howser's life.
Day 2 begins in roughly nine minutes.
Reds 19th round selection:
Andrew Jensen - LHP, San Diego State
Josh Newman, a LHP out of OSU, was taken a couple of picks later.
Then Texas takes Marc Cornell out of OU right after that.
Left-handed hurler who developed into one of the top relievers in the Mountain West Conference in 2003...Has made all of his Aztec career appearances in relief and will likely assume the same role during his senior year...As a freshman in 2001, he pitched and also played first base and the outfield...Versatile prep athlete who pitched and played first base during his high school career...Pitched for the Fairbanks Goldpanners of the Alaska League during summer 2003…Went 3-2 with a 3.30 earned run average, striking out 28 and walking 12 in 30 innings…Played last summer for the San Diego Mavericks team that qualified for the NBC World Series...During the season, he recorded 14 strikeouts in 11 innings and allowed just two earned runs for a 1.64 ERA...Competed during the summer of 2001 for the Melville Millionaires in the Saskatchewan Major Baseball League...As a pitcher, was 2-2 with a 2.70 earned run average...Struck out 31 batters in 30 innings while walking only 13...Also batted .266 in 20 games...Named second-team all-SMBL...Selected by the San Diego Padres in the 19th round of the 2000 major league draft...Played on the Devil Rays scout team during fall 1999.
SDSU 2003: Named second team all-Mountain West Conference after compiling a mark of 6-1 with four saves and a 2.38 earned run average in league action…Led the SDSU pitching staff on the season overall with eight win and five saves…All of his victories came in a relief role…Also had team-leading 2.09 earned run average…Strikeout-to-walk ratio of better than two-to-one (34 strikeouts-15 walks)…Earned all-tournament honors at the Clash of the Conferences hosted by Cal State Northridge…Had career-high six strikeouts twice during the season: at UNLV (5.1 innings) and at Air Force ( 4.2 innings)…Opponents hit .236 against him both overall and in MWC games only.
SDSU 2002: Made 11 mound appearances during the season with five of those coming during the team’s stretch run in May...Gave up earned runs in only two of those contests...Longest outing came in the Aztecs’ conference tournament win over Brigham Young on May 24...In that contest, went 4.1 innings, allowing three runs and striking out three...His three Ks in that game were a personal season high...Pitched one inning in the exhibition games against the Class A Lake Elsinore Storm, walking one and striking out one.
SDSU 2001: Saw action in six games in the field...Had just two at bats during the season, collecting his only hit at New Mexico...Scored after a walk in SDSU’s win at Loyola Marymount...Appeared in one game as a pitcher, throwing one inning against University of San Diego on April 24.
High School: Three-year baseball letterwinner at El Capitan High in Lakeside...Played there for former Aztec Steve Vickery...Teammate of current SDSU freshman catcher Josh Hill...Named to the all-Grossmont North all-League team...Second team all-CIF selection... Hit .441 with nine home runs and 41 runs batted in as a senior...Team advanced to CIF semifinals in 2000...Member of the California All-Star Team...Twice named the Vaqueros' best defensive player.
Personal: Andrew Douglas Jenson was born Dec. 31, 1981, in Lakeside, Calif...Son of Doug and Karen Jenson...Sister, Andrea, played soccer at Alliant International University in San Diego...Enjoys hunting, fishing and video games...Lists favorite athlete as Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jerry Rice...Undeclared major at San Diego State with career plans as an elementary school teacher.
Jensen's 2004 stats:
2-3, 4.68 ERA, 22 appearances, 2 starts, 65.1 IP, 60 H, 23 BB/51 K
The Moneyball teams are still taking college players, BTW.
By my count, Oakland took two HS players, Toronto just one. Boston only one as well.
The Reds, on the other hand, took six.
What about the Dodgers.
Six in the first eighteen rounds.
The Reds took Robert Cuello, a catcher out of some fairly esoteric school in Niceville, FL, in round 20. He's either a JC guy or a college player.
Kansas City has already signed first rounder Billy Butler.
The Royals took a pitcher out of Mount Union Nazarene College in the 20th round. Right after that, Arizona took a prep outfielder out of Princeton, Indiana.
The Cubs took a pitcher named Micah Owings in round 19. He is a draft eligible college sophmore out of Ga.Tech, who TeamOne thinks is a round 2-3 talent. I'm guessing signability will be an issue.
In the 21st round, the Reds take Raymond Honey, a SS out of Lafayette County HS in Arkansas.
Originally Posted by Doc. Scott
OKALOOSA WALTON CC is what MLB.com lists for Coello.