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    Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day two)

    The draft resumes at noon with rounds 4-30 today. Here are some of the top players still available.

    Best On The Board For Day Two

    Posted Jun. 9, 2009 10:52 pm by Conor Glassey
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    For those keeping score at home, here are the best-available picks still on the board, according to our latest Top 100:

    30. Max Stassi, c, Yuba City (Calif.) HS

    38. Sam Dyson, rhp, South Carolina

    41. Zack Von Rosenbuerg, rhp, Zachary (La.) HS

    43. Brody Colvin, rhp, More HS, Lafayette, La.

    45. Madison Younginer, rhp, Mauldin (S.C.) HS

    47. Keyvius Sampson, rhp, Forest HS, Ocala, Fla.

    55. Chris Dwyer, lhp, Clemson

    59. Jeff Malm, 1b, Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas

    60. A.J. Morris, rhp, Kansas State

    62. Jason Stoffel, rhp, Arizona

    63. Kent Matthes, of, Alabama

    64. Angelo Songco, of, Loyola Marymount

    65. Brian Goodwin, of, Rocky Mount (N.C.) HS

    68. Dane Williams, rhp, Archbishop McCarthy HS, SW Ranches, Fla.

    74. Jacob Stewart, of, Rocky Moutain HS, Fort Collins, Colo.

    80. Ryan Jackson, ss, Miami

    81. Austin Maddox, c, Eagleís View Academy, Jacksonville, Fla.

    82. Brooks Raley, lhp/of, Texas A&M

    83. Andrew Doyle, rhp, Oklahoma

    90. Ryan Buch, rhp, Monmouth

    92. Kendal Volz, rhp, Baylor

    94. Matt den Dekker, of, Florida

    96. Luke Bailey, c, Troup HS, LaGrange, Ga.

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day two)

    When is the Reds next pick?

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day two)

    Quote Originally Posted by Grande Donkey View Post
    When is the Reds next pick?
    119 I think.
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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day two)

    Some personal favorites left on the board: Von Rosenburg, Raley, Songco, Jackson, Bailey. Colvin's scouting report is pretty intriguing, too.
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    I'm a big Jacob Stewart fan.
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    I'd like to see them take Stassi if they even have only a decent shot at signing him.

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day two)

    Is signability the main reason that Stassi fell? Where is he commited to?

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    I'd take a chance on someone like Stassi, Stewart, or Younginer. I also like Kent Matthes, Kendal Volz, and Ryan Buch.
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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day two)

    My Guys on Day 2

    by Bryan Smith

    For a fan of the college game, this day two of the June draft is going to be filled with a lot of interesting names. Yesterday was too, of course, but they were the same names weíve all heard about for months. I sort of relish this second day as an opportunity to see some real sleepers, to see which teamís scouting departments my own biases line up with. In previous years, Iíve always posted a list of the guys I like more than the rest ó who Iíd be taking in the early-to-middle rounds.

    I liked the Jared Mitchell and Matt Bashore selections yesterday, for instance, but today I think youíll hear from more than a few guys I think are destined big leaguers. Hereís five I like more than the rest, ranked in order of where I think they deserve to go:

    Kyle Thebeau, rhp, Texas A&M. I panned the Nationals yesterday for drafting Georgia Friday night starter Trevor Holder in the third round, as the right-hander really just has three average pitches. But, Washington really is the one team where drafting for signability in these middle rounds makes sense: the Strasburg bonus takes a chunk out of the budget, no doubt. Still, why Holder rather than Thebeau? The latter was a top prospect in 2007, following his sophomore season, when he struck out 10.5 batters per nine in a weekend starter spot. But command problems pushed him out of the rotation as a junior, and he wanted better than to sign as a ninth round pick. This season, the sole focus because improving his command, which regrettably early in the season meant a decline in stuff. His K/BB ratio this year is 40/13 in 59 innings, which is littered with both positives and negatives. But late in the season, the stuff was back, and Thebeau showed enough endurance to warrant a move back to a minor league rotation next year. The seniorís last six collegiate appearances: 23 innings, 16 hits, 2 earned runs, 3 walks and 20 strikeouts.

    Khris Davis, of, Cal State Fullerton. The Titans have a lot of players that have become household names in their run as the number two team in the country this season, but not enough know about their 2009 MVP (as voted on by me), Khris Davis. We knew before the season that the offense needed a power bat, we just didnít know where it would come from. Davis, who had struggled on and off the field for two seasons, seemed an unlikely source. However, here we stand four months later, and Davis leads Fullerton in doubles (25), home runs (16) and walks (34). Heís probably a touch too slow to play center, and his arm not quite enough for right field, but I think he hits enough for left. Heís turned it on in the postseason, too, going 11-for-23 with four walks and four home runs in five tournament games.

    Caleb Cotham, rhp, Vanderbilt. Many of you know the affinity I hold for the Cape Cod League, and Cotham was very good with the Brewster Whitecaps one year ago. The right-hander allowed just 34 hits in 46 innings, striking out 51 batters on the summer. Inconsistency, as it has throughout his career at Vanderbilt, plagued his season, as Cotham managed only a 4.10 ERA in 13 starts as a junior. Commodores coaches put Cotham in the bullpen towards the end of the season, but when they let him loose as a starter in the postseason, the Cape version of Cotham was there: a complete game shut out of Middle Tennessee State and a seven-inning, one run domination of Arkansas in the SEC Tournament. All told, 16 innings, with a strikeout-to-walk of 15/1, thanks to the rediscovery of a two-plane slider. Tim Corbin tells me he thinks with one more season, his coaches could make Cotham a first rounder. If Iím a team in the middle rounds, I donít let Corbin get the chance.

    Tyson Van Winkle, c, Gonzaga. Even outside of his utterly fantastic baseball name, Van Winkle is a prospect not getting enough attention. Yesterday, the college side saw three catchers drafted in the first three rounds. Today, I think youíll see Trevor Coleman (Missouri) and Ryan Ortiz (Oregon State) both get drafted before Van Winkle is considered. I think itís a mistake ó I would grade Van Winkle higher than Robert Stock, even. A converted infielder, he doesnít have Stockís arm behind the plate, but almost threw out an identical number of runners behind the plate. Reports were positive about his gradual improvement, and Van Winkle threw out 4-of-7 runners in postseason play. As a hitter, he was Gonzagaís best, offering gap power (27 doubles, 5 home runs) and good contact skills (28 strikeouts in 232 at-bats). For me, more than Stock, Ortiz or Tommy Medica, Van Winkle was the best collegiate catcher on the West Coast this season.

    Preston Clark, c, Texas. Another catcher, and another senior, as Iím even pushing signability a little bit on this second day. Why not draft Clark and then spend the money on Max Stassi, and see who works out better as a catcher? In 2007, Clark as a five-figure bargain was an impossible thought, he was a draft-eligible sophomore coming off a .286/.350/.498 season with the bat at Texas ó he had a lot of teams on him. But Clark didnít show much of a desire to sign, slipped until the 33rd round, and itís been downhill since. Numerous injuries, including a bad one to his shoulder, have really damaged his last two seasons. His latest injury he didnít return from until the second game of the Big 12 Tournament, but since then, heís been very good. Clark has hit .333/.359/.611 in the postseason, and while heís been unable to catch, bashing his first two home runs of the season is a good sign about his health. Heís played behind the plate, at the corners and in the outfield, so at worst, I think heís a bench bat (Tyler Houston?) down the road. You can do worse for $50,000.

    http://www.baseballprospectus.com/unfiltered/?p=1308
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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day two)

    Day two is now underway.
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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day two)

    Reds Pick #119 Round 4

    Mark Fleury Catcher UNC

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    Giants take Jason Stoffel in the 4th round.
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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day two)

    Fluery

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    The Rockies take Kent Matthes two picks later. Great draft so far by the Rockies.
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    Mark Fleury - UNC


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