Metal Bat Baseball

Monday, June 30, 2008

Drew Poulk

Alex Hassan

Gabby Saade

Nate Karns

Carmine Giardina

Kiko Vasquez

Josh Adams

Nick Tepesch

Kyle Gibson

Derek Dietrich

Kyle Blair

Riley Cooper

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Matt Bashore

Mike Leake

Tommy Medica

Alex White

Alex White
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC



Class in 2009: Junior
Position: Right-handed Pitcher (Starter)
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 191 pounds
Hometown: Greenville, NC
High School: D.H Conley
Age on Draft Day '09: approx. 20 years, 9 months

Draft stock: Top 5-10 picks in 2009 Draft. Chance at #1 overall.

Scouting report: (video at bottom of page)
STRENGTHS:
White's electric arm throws a lively, moving low-to-mid 90s fastball from a 3/4 arm slot that can top out at 96 or 97 mph. His slider has been his go-to secondary pitch for awhile and it features good velocity and movement and he can often throw it for strikes. Recently he has begun to augment that with a strong, biting splitter. The splitter helps him deal with left-handed batters as it acts similar to a changeup. He doesn't seem to struggle pitching from the stretch. White is an excellent athlete who was good enough as a HS basketball player to draw mid-major recruiting interest. White has a strong, lean build and a good frame for pitching that could still fill out a small bit. He has really embraced his role this year as staff ace since Robert Woodard departed.

WEAKNESSES:
He could stand to be more consistent with his command and overall quality of pitches from start to start, mixing in a dud or two with otherwise brilliant pitching. Even in some dominating starts he got in trouble with walks (example - 5.2 ip, 1 hit, 5 walks, 6 Ks, no runs at Clemson). His arm slot is three-quarters, but it dropped has he fatigued as a freshman but - with some muscle added to his projectable, athletic frame - he has avoided that so-far as a sophomore. The fatigue caused a poor second half and poor postseason to mar a great start to his freshman year. His arm slot will occasionally vary even when (seemingly) rested, so tightening up the muscle memory there could largely eliminate much of his inconsistencies.

OMAHA UPDATE - White was lights-out in Omaha for the College World Series. He delivered a strong start against a good LSU offense and then was used in a multi-inning relief role for almost every game after that, something UNC head coach Mike Fox loves doing with his relievers (Wooten and Moran were used this way, and Jon Hovis and Matt Danford in the past). In his start White mixed his three power pitches well but he was electric in his relief outings by using his fastball almost exclusively. The combination of movement and velocity he had on it made it difficult to make contact with and, if you did make contact, hard to make the contact any good. He would have broken a bat or two if opponents were using wood. This year he was at his best in Omaha instead of his worst.

SUMMER UPDATE: White, expected to be ace for the Cape Cod League's Chatham A's, has shut things down for the summer to rest his arm.

NOTES:
-Drafted in Round 14 by Dodgers out of HS. Turned down a 6-figure bonus from them.
-A good enough athlete that he could have been drafted as a 3b out of HS and was a potential two-way player as a collegian.
-A few months younger than most players in his year.
-His brother Travis played at N.C Wesleyan (where UNC coach Mike Fox came from) and played one year of pro ball.

Statistics:
Player     ERA  W-L   APP-GS CG  IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  2B  3B  HR  B/Avg   WP HBP  
2007 (fr.) 4.94 6-7 19-18 0 98.1 100 63 54 48 83 25 2 5 .277 6 7
2008 (so.) 2.83 13-3 20-15 1 101.2 78 43 32 42 113 15 0 6 .215 6 5

Accolades:
-Third-team BA HS All-American in 2006.
-Second-team Rivals.com Freshman All-America in 2007.
-BA midseason Freshman of the Year in 2007.
-Ranked by BA as #14 Cape Cod prospect in the summer after his freshman year
-2008 ACC Pitcher of the Year.
-2008 All-College World Series, after getting Win in all 3 of his team's CWS wins.

Fastball Velo: 65/70
Movement: 65/65
Command: 40/50
Slider: 50/60
Split: 50/60

VIDEO: This is just some highlights of three years ago a HS championship game.

Josh Phegley

Dustin Ackley


Dustin Ackley

Class in 2009: Junior
Age on Draft Day 09: 21 years and 3-4 months
Positions: First-baseman and Outfielder
Jersey Number:
13
Bats: Left / Throws: Right
6
-foot-1, 182
From:
Walnut Cove, N.C -High School(s): South Stokes (fr.-jr.), North Forsyth (sr.)

Scouting Report: (video clip at bottom of post)
Strengths: He is a phenomenal pure hitter. Few players can match the quickness of his wrists.
He also has above-average speed and knows how to use it. Can steal some bases and is almost impossible to turn a double play on at the college level.
Excels at hitting line drives up the middle and to the gaps, and his speed allows him to get an infield single or two at the college level if the fielder hesitates or bobbles.
Rarely over-matched at the plate, even when a tough opposing pitcher is shutting down his teammates Ackley makes hard contact. Calm, fearless approach at the plate.
Aggressive enough to jump on first pitch if it is fat but will hold off otherwise. Can work count and draw walks well. Makes very good contact, doesn't try to do too much and doesn't seem to struggle with LHPs. Has a very focus, flat, calm business-like mentality.

Weaknesses: His problem is that he doesn't have the raw power or strength expected of a first-round 1b/OF and his ordinary, narrow frame does not project to add power (but then again I said the same about Sean Doolittle this time last year) which could leave him as a bit of a 'tweener. Though he has played mostly 1b in his first two years in college, and played it well, his speed plays well in LF, when he plays there. He probably is not a major-league centerfielder defensively, where his #2 hitter offensive game profiles best, but with UNC possibly losing all starting OFs he might get a chance to show scouts if he can play a good CF in 2009. His arm is below-average.

UPDATE: Absolutely scorched the ball in Omaha. Lined almost every pitch he got right back up the middle. His stock is only going up.

Comparisons
Physical: I've heard a less-toned Steve Finley, which is about right.
Playing Style: Mark Grace?

Draft forecast:
If he keeps hitting like this his batspeed, wrists and footspeed will put him in the middle or front of Round One despite his lack of first-base power.

Notes:
Father, John Ackley, was a minor league catcher for the Red Sox.
Claims to model his game after Pete Rose, which you can actually kind of see in his play.

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

Freshman (2007)... .402 73-73 296 70 119 20 3 10 74 175 .448 .591 30 1 21 2 8 1 11-14 538 37 6 .990
Sophomore(2008)... .417 68-68 278 82 116 21 4 7 51 166 .503 .597 53 1 27 1 6 1 19-25 488 22 1 .998

Accolades:
* National Freshman of the year in 2007. Also won First-Team All-ACC 1b in 2007 over Yonder Alonso.

* Led all of NCAA in total hits as a freshman and a sophomore.

* Second-Team All-ACC in 2008 and a Baseball America Third-Team All-American.

* Lead team in hitting both years, as a freshman his batting average was highest on team by over 60 points.

* Batting averaged ranked 17th in NCAA as a sophomore and 30th in NCAA as a freshman.

* Ranked 2nd in ACC in Batting Average both years.

* Top 30 in NCAA in On-Base Percentage as a freshman and a sophomore.


A clip from freshman year showing him knocking one out of the park despite his bat dying on him. Later in the video they a show a single or two of his.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

First 5 college bats

College Hitters,,,
First round..
Pedro Alvarez, 3b, Vanderbilt
Gordon Beckham, SS, UGA
Buster Posey, C, FSU
Justin Smoak, 1b, SC
Yonder Alonso, 1b, Miami (I kinda like him, but hes a lil overrated)
Jemile Weeks, 2b, Miami

Supplemental..
Conor Gillaspie, 3b, Wichita State (like him)
Jordan Danks, CF, Texas (like him)
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3b-of, Pitt Co (NC) JUCO ---(Pros: Great bat, strong arm. Cons: Criminal history and stealing from coaches)
Eric Thames, OF, Pepperdine
Ike Davis, 1b-of, Az State (not sure if I like him or Wallace more)
Brett Wallace, 1b-3b, Az State (I go back and forth on whether I like him as a first rounder or not)

Second round
James Darnell, 3b.South Carolina (good frame. Good power. some versatility)
Chris Dominguez, 3b, Louisville (loooove this kid. Big power. Big arm. Not a great body. As an eligible soph he could be pricy to sign. His personality can be read as alternately a guy who loves the game or as an immature kid)
Dennis Raben, OF, Miami (not very high on him - looks like a bat-first guy with a questionable bat - but I could be wrong)
David Cooper, 1b, Cal
Petey Paramore, C, Az State
Allen Dykstra, 1b, Wake Forest
Roger Kieshnick, OF, Texas Tech (nice power and toolset. Could stand to make more contact)
Brandon Crawford, SS, UCLA (high upside but needs work)
Jason Castro, C, Stanford (Despite the breakout I still have Qs. He hit just .167 (!) as a soph)
Jordy Mercer, SS, Ok St (great athlete. big arm. some power)
Reese Havens, SS, SC (meh.)
Blake Tekotte, CF, Miami (Love the guy. The HRs he has shown this spring probably will probably only translate to doubles/triples power with wood but he has shown good all-around skills. Good runner. Arm isn't great)

Third round
Tyler Ladendorf, IF, JUCO (TX)
Ryan Flaherty, ss-3b, Vanderbilt (probably a pro 3b, not SS. 6-3, 200. Hits for high average with many doubles. Starting to tap into his frame for some HRs
David Adams, if, UVA (not as good as he couldve been this year. Decent defender. High average hitter with a little pop)

Fourth round
Tim Federowicz, C, UNC (Short but muscular. Big arm. Can sting the ball at times. Switch to a new, temporary super pitcher friendly park this year has hurt his #s)
Jeremy Farrell, 3b-1b, UVA
Kyle Russell, OF-1b, Texas (power potential. Completely inconsistant. Struggles hitting w wood and making contact)
Tony Delmonico, SS, FSU

Mike Bianucci, OF, Auburn (good power. Underrated athlete)
Shane Peterson, 1b, Long Beach State (athletic 1b. should hit for high average
Sawyer Carroll, of-1b, Kentucky
Aaron Luna, of, Rice

Fifth round:
Ryan Lavarnaway, C, Yale
Mark Sobolewski, 3b, Miami (Decent athlete. some power. good arm. Soph eligble..signing is a Q)
Luke Murton, 1b-of, Georgia Tech (a guy i didn't like at all as a soph eligible last year bc he was your typical fat, slow, college slugger who couldn't make contact. This year has gone from one of the worst BAs on his team to one of the best)
Tim Fedroff, OF, UNC (only a soph. Probably won't sign. Small and only an average athlete but knows how it hit)
Marcus Jones, CF, NC State (super good looking player with above-average tools and great frame. A solid, but not notable hitter as soph has become more of an impact player this spring)
Matt Clark, 1b-3b, LSU (One-time Cali HS and JUCO prospect has hit plenty of HRs this spring. MLB Bloodlines)
Jake Jefferies, C, UC-Davis
Jason Kipnis, OF, Az State (some power, some speed. May or may not be a pro CF, which will have an enormous impact on his future and draft stock. Soph eligible..signability is a ?)

Sixth round:
Logan Forsythe, Jr., Arkansas
Jared Prince, of, Washington State (entered Wash St as a QB/RHP/OF. Was a two-way star as a freshman but injuries have since felled him)
Collin Cowgill, of, Kentucky
Nick Romero, Jr., San Diego State
Alex Buchholz, Jr., Delaware
Jeremy Hamilton, 1b, Wright State
Corey Kemp, C, ECU. (has been on fire since late April of 07. Big, kinda fat body but a decent defender with power)
Alden Carrithers, IF, UCLA - Best hitter on UCLA team. I don't know much about him
Xavier Scruggs, 1b, UNLV (big power)
David Sappellt, OF, Coastal Carolina (short but super strong. Solid speed. some power. nice arm. ballplayer)
Dock Doyle, C, Coastal Carolina (catcher with power)
Jason Haniger. C, Ga Tech. (solid athlete with power. good frame)
Jacob Priday, of-c, Missouri
Brian Van Kirk, C, Oral Roberts

Eight round
Doug Hogan, C, Clemson
Blake Stouffer, IF, Texas AM
Jarrett Parker, ss, Wright State
Ben Soingner, SS, UL-Monroe
Charlie Blackmon, OF, Georgia Tech (lanky ex-pitcher. Good wheels. Quick bat produces some line drives. Pull hitter)
Nate Lape, OF, Marshall
Dominic de la Osa, OF-IF, Vanderbilt
AJ Shehan, 3b-OF, Georgia Southern
Nate Freiman, 1b, Duke
Ryan Wood, SS, ECU (super lanky athlete. great arm. has developed at plate)
Andrew Means, CF, Indiana (starting WR in FB. Big, stocky body. Fast.)
Devin Shepard, OF, JUCO

Adan Severino, OF, Miami
Marcel Champaigne, SS, Az State
Chris Dove, CF, Elon
Rebel Ridling, 1b, Ok State
Sean Ratliff, OF, Stanford
Luis Flores, C, Ok St
Jermaine Curtis, if, UCLA
Adam Mulligan, of, Walters State (TN) JUCO
Jeff Lanning, C, New Orleans
Aja Barto, OF, Tulane
Jonny Giovotella, IF, New Orleans
Beemer Weems, SS, Baylor
Jason Appell, OF, UNC-Wilmington
Drew Poulk, OF, St Petersburg FL JUCO
Josh Satin, IF, Cal

first 5 HS bats

HS pos players
Top 5 pick:
Tim Beckham, SS, Griffin, GA HS

Top 10:
Eric Hosmer, 1b, Miami, FL HS
Kyle Skipworth, C, Patriot HS Riverside, CA

Mid-to-late First:
Aaron Hicks, CF, Cali-HS
Casey Kelly, SS, Sarasota, FL HS
Ethan Martin, 3b-rhp, Stephens Co HS Toccoa, GA
Isaac Galloway, CF, Cali HS (maybe only a supplemental guy?)

Supplemental Rounders
Robbie Grossman, OF, Houston, TX Cy-Fair HS
Harold Martinez, SS, Miami, FL Braddock HS (great arm... 91 mph across IF. Once a 1st round prospect but stock has dropped this spring
Zach Collier, OF, Cali HS

Second:
Zach Cox, 3b, Lousiville, KY
Jay Austin, OF, Atlanta, GA (good arm, good speed.)
Anthony Hewitt, SS, NY
Brett Lawrie, IF-C, British Columbia, Canada
Destin Hood, SS-CF, St Paul's, Mobile, AL (Bama football commit. Great bat speed. good athlete)
Adrian Nieto, C, Miami, FL (1.85 pop)

Third (??):
Rolando Gomez, Flanagan HS, Pembroke Pines, Fla. (?)
Chris Amezquita, Servite HS, La Mirada, Calif. (?)
Andy Burns, Rocky Mountain HS, Fort Collins, Colo. (?)
Derrik Gibson, Seaford (Del.) HS
Niko Vasquez, Durango HS, Las Vegas, Nev. (?)


Fifth: (Putting 'em here bc I dont know a whole lot about these guys besides Dykstra. Some could be better than 5th rounders, others might not even be top 5 rounders at all)
Tyler Pastornicky, Pendleton School, Bradenton, Fla.
Cutter Dykstra, Westlake HS, Westlake Village, Calif.
LJ Hoes, OF, Maryland HS (might be a tweener. Not sure if he is 5th round caliber)
Joey Belviso, OF, Miami, FL (has power and speed. Hosmer's teammate don't know much else. Is he 5th round caliber?)
Abe Ruiz, 1b, CA (power hitter)
Xavier Avery, OF, GA (super speedy. Solid hitter but has some work to do. UGA fb commit. Signability could be a ?)
Chase Davidson, 1b-OF, Milton HS, Alpharetta, GA (power hitter. 6-5 210 frame. Don't know much more about him)
Riccio Torrez, if, AZ (?)
Brian Litwin, OF, Hickory, NC (solid speed, some power, good frame)
Zach Wilson, 3b, CA
Jordan Swagerty, C-RHP, TX
Taylor Hightower, C, Cartersville, GA (1.73 pop time)
Pablo Bermudez, OF, Miami, FL
Jeff Dacker, OF-LHP, AZ (?)
Brad Hand, 1b-LHP, MN (?)
Johnny Ruetting, OF, IL (Rudy's nephew is also a star HS QB)
Matt Ramsey C/RHP, Farragut, Knoxville, TN (92 mph arm but is also a top defensive catching prospect)
Jordan Craft OF/RHP, Kennesaw Mountain, Kennesaw, GA


First five HS arms

HS arms...
Mid-to-high first:
Tim Melville, rhp, HS-St Louis
Gerrit Cole, rhp, HS-Calif.

Mid-to-late first
Alex Meyer, RHP, HS-Greenville, IN
Ethan Martin, RHP-3b, Stephens Co HS, Toccoa, GA
Aaron Hicks, P-OF, HS-Calif (great athlete, power arm, 5-tool OF)

Late-first to supplemental:
Brett DeVall, LHP, HS-Pensacola, FL (good stuff but even better feel for pitching)
Jake Odorizzi, RHP, Highland HS, Highland, IL (91-94 fb consistantly. Good athlete)
Daniel Webb, rhp, Heath HS, Paducah, KY (big arm
Micheal Pallazone, RHP, Lassiter HS-Marietta, GA (nice fastball. Great curve. projectable. injured as a Jr)
Kyle Lobstien, LHP, HS-Flagstaff, AZ
Anthony Gose, LHP-OF, HS-Calif (big velo. Super athlete)
Casey Kelly, RHP-SS, HS-Sarasota, FL (signability? also a SS and QB))
Sonny Gray, RHP, HS-Tennessee (small but good fb, great breaker)

Second-third rounders?

Daniel Marrs, VA (94 mph fastball has hit 97. could be a tough sign

Nick Maronde, lhp, Lexington Catholic HS, KY
Robbie Ross, lhp, Lexington Christian HS, KY
Kyle Long, LHP-1b, St Anne's-Belfield School, Charlottesville, VA
BJ Hermsen, Iowa
Ross Seaton, RHP, HS-Texas
Seth Lintz, rhp, Marshall County HS, Lewisburg, TN
Mike Montgomery, LHP, HS-SoCal

Tyler Sample, rhp, Mullen HS, Denver, CO
Zeke Spruill, rhp, Kell HS, Marietta, Ga.



Others? (would like to know more about all of these guys)
Quinton Miller, RHP, HS-New Jersey
Austin Dicharry, HS-TX
Ray Hanson, RHP, HS-Cal (6-8, 220!)
Robinson, Kokomo, IN
Mac Williamson, RHP, Raleigh, NC (ex-catcher has been throwing 93)
Danny Couloumbe, Chaparral HS, AZ (dominating prep at one of country's best baseball HS. fringy fastball but hits spots and mixes his breaking balls)
Austin Wright, rhp, Schaumburg, IL
Scott Silverstien, LHP, MD (big arm, signability ?s and now he is injured)
Brad Hand, LHP-1b, MN
Jordan Swagerty, RHP-C, TX
Jack Armstrong, FL - (6-6 and can throw in 90s)
Anthony Ferrara LHP, Riverview, Riverview, FL (big time arm. 93 or better mph)
Jarred Cosart RHP, Clear Creek, League City, TX (92 mph arm)
Sean Adelman RHP, West Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, FL (92 mph arm)
Jordan Rasinski RHP/OF, Winter Springs, Winter Springs, FL (92 mph arm)
Matt Ramsey C/RHP, Farragut, Knoxville, TN (92 mph arm but is also a top defensive catching prospect)
Gary Bishop RHP/OF, Faith Academy, Semmes, AL (91 mph arm)
Chris Wakefield RHP/3B, Bay Port, Green Bay, WI (91 mph arm)
Austin Wood RHP, Niceville, Niceville, FL (91 mph arm)
Jeff Dacker, OF-LHP, AZ (?)
Jordan Craft OF/RHP, Kennesaw Mountain, Kennesaw, GA (

First five rounds college pitchers

Top 5-10 grade:
Aaron Crow, RHP, Missouri
Brian Matusz, LHP, San Diego

First Round Grade:
Tanner Scheppers, RHP, Fresno State
Shooter Hunt, RHP, Tulane (93 mph fastball. good slider. walks too many. gets many of his Ks by getting guys to chase slider in dirt. good frame)
Christian Friedrich, LHP, Eastern Kentucky (88-92 fastball. Great curve. needs to throw more strikes)
Josh Fields, RHP, UGA (Reliever) (big fastball. good curve. athletic. unhittable. walks too many.)
???Andrew Cashner, RHP, Texas Christian (fast riser. Hard throwing closer. Tons of Ks. I know less about him than others)

Supplemental
Lance Lynn, LHP, Ole Miss
Wade Miley, LHP, SE Louisiana (despite small school standing has been on scouting rader since HS. Good fastball and slider. Athletic)

Second round
Jacob Thompson, RHP, UVA (6-6, 200 frame. Showed solid 90-93 fastball with great command and good breaker last year. Velo dropped to 88-91 this year and walks went up sharply. An off Jr. year after a dominant Soph and very good freshman year.
Tyson Ross, RHP. Cal (health?)
Ryan Perry, RHP, Arizona
Brett Hunter, RHP, Pepperdine (future reliever?) Health?
Tim Brewer, LHP, UCLA (Live armed, ex-OFer. Low 90s fb. Good breaker. Fb velo down recently)

Third round
Zach Putnam, RHP, Michigan (Probable Reliever)
Steven Hensley, RHP, Elon (91-93 fastball. Can touch 95. Great slider. can throw cutter and change. Inconsistant. Intense. Hardheaded. Needs to throw more strikes and fastball can flatten out and hit hard when he is off)
Andrew Lieber, RHP, Long Beach
Scott Greene, RHP, Kentucky (big arm and frame. injuries. needs to show results)
Cris Carpenter, RHP, Kent State (big arm and frame. injuries. needs to show results)
Josh Lindblom, RHP, Purdue (RELIEVER) (HS 3rd rounder. power stuff. thrived since move to closer's role. 95-98 mph)

Fourth round
Luke Burnett, RHP, Louisiana Tech (showed mid-90s velo as ace closer as a soph and on Cape. Only low-90s velo and no command in a poor starting stint as jr. 6-8)
Preston Guilmet, RHP, Arizona (one of best pitchers in NCAA past 2 years. Average stuff. Odd, directly over-the-top delivery)
Cody Satterwhite, RHP, Ole Miss (Has hit 97 in past. was 92-93 this spring in an effort to throw strikes. tall frame, can sink the ball. poor command and feel for pitching. might be a reliever)
Clayton Shunick, RHP, NC State (great arm. sits 89-92 with sink. Great splitter)
Andrew Carraway, RHP, Virginia
Scott Gorgen, RHP, UC-Irvine (88-90 fastball. best change in draft?)
Dan Hudson, RHP, Old Dominion (pro body, pro stuff, needs to reduce the walks and homers a little)
Justin Bristow, RHP, ECU
Chris Bittle, RHP, Ole Miss (average fastball. Gets tons of Ks on a sinking cutter kind of thing)
Aaron Pribanic, RHP, Nebraska (92-95 velo. recovered from injury to be a big surprise this year)
Aaron Shafer, RHP, Wichita State
Anthony Shawler, RHP, Old Dominion
Cody Adams, RHP, Southern Illinois (Good athlete. Very good fastball. Throw strikes)
Chris Rusin, LHP, Kentucky (Nice slider. Solid velo)

Fifth round grade
Vance Worley, RHP, Long Beach
David Duncan, LHP, Georgia Tech
Trevor Holder, RHP, UGA (good athlete. Solid velo. Throws strikes)
Miers Quigley, LHP, Alabama
Jeremy Bleich, LHP, Stanford
Adam Warren, RHP, UNC (Groundball guy with solid, but not great, stuff)
Anthony Capra, LHP, Wichita State (88-90. Good command and change)
Pat McAnaney, lhp, Virginia

Sixth Round
Stephen Dodson, RHP, UGA (average stuff but throws strikes and get groundballs)
Josh Copeland, RHP, Alabama (Reliever)
Reyes Dorado, RHP, Arizona State (inconsistant. Can get hit despite good fastball and plus slider)
Chris Fetter, RHP, Michigan (6-8 frame. Has been a great #2 starter for top 25 team. Throws strikes)
Brett Jacobsen, RHP, Vanderbilt (Enigma. blue chip prospect out of HS was up and down for first two years at Vandy. Expected to be rotation anchor this year but collapsed. Has shown some resurgance in pen. Still has a great frame, good arm, good stuff and throws strikes but gets hit)
Ryan Chaffee, RHP, Florida JUCO
Colby Shreve, RHP, Nevada JUCO ..... INJURY??...
Jared Bradford, RHP, LSU
Cole St Clair, LHP, Rice
Danny Farquhar, RHP, Louisiana-Lafayette
Daniel Schleteth, LHP, Arizona (RELIEVER)
Rob Musgrave, RHP, Wichita State
Johnny Dorn, RHP, Nebraksa
Kenn Kasparek, RHP, Texas (6-8. coming off TJ. Was a big HS prospect and very good college pitcher before injuries)
Ben Jeffers, RHP, Chipola (FL) JUCO (big fastball, 16 months removed from TJ)
Justin LaTempa, RHP, (CA) JUCO INJURY? (big fastball)
Aaron King, lhp, Surry (N.C.)
Kyle Farrell, rhp, Western Nevada JUCO
Craig Kimbrel, rhp, Wallace-Hanceville (Ala.) JUCO
Taylor Cole, rhp, Southern Nevada JUCO
Brett Moorhouse, rhp, Indian River (Fla.) JUCO
Mickey Storey, rhp, Florida Atlantic (good frame. Once a college ace before injuries last year and this year)

Eighth rounders..
Eddie Burns, RHP, Georgia Tech (6-8 frame. Gets good sink when he is on. Can throw 90-93)
Evan Frederickson, LHP, San Fran
DJ Mitchell, rhp, Clemson (ex-CF is a plus athlete. Live arm. 87-91 right now. Good sink)
Matt Fairel, Lhp, FSU (Soph eligible. Signability?)
Alan DeRatt, RHP, UNC-Asheville
Pat Venditte, RHP/LHP, Creighton
Tyler Conn, LHP, Southern Miss
Jordan Ellis, RHP, Villanova
Mike Colla Arizona
Ian whathisname Arizona
Bobby LaFromboise, LHP, New Mexico
Josh Satow, LHP, Arizona State (SENIOR)
Eryk McConnell, RHP, NC State (SENIOR)
Eric Surkamp, LHP, NC State
Nick Fuller, RHP, Walters State (TN) JUCO .... CHARACTER????
Matt Daly, RHP, Hawaii

Friday, April 18, 2008

Stuff

College Pitchers...

Top 5-10 grade:
Aaron Crow, RHP, Missouri
Brian Matusz, LHP, San Diego

First Round Grade:
Tanner Scheppers, RHP, Fresno State (Stress fracture!?)
Shooter Hunt, RHP, Tulane (93 mph fastball. good slider. walks too many. gets many of his Ks by getting guys to chase slider in dirt. good frame)
Christian Friedrich, LHP, Eastern Kentucky (88-92 fastball. Great curve. needs to throw more strikes)
Josh Fields, RHP, UGA (Reliever) (big fastball. good curve. athletic. unhittable. walks too many.)
Andrew Cashner, RHP, Texas Christian (fast riser, apparently legit. Hard throwing closer. Tons of Ks. Mid-upper 90s in short stints. Solid slider. I know less about him than others)

Supplemental
Lance Lynn, LHP, Ole Miss
Wade Miley, LHP, SE Louisiana (despite small school standing has been on scouting rader since HS. Good fastball and slider. Athletic)

Second round
Jacob Thompson, RHP, UVA (6-6, 200 frame. Showed solid 90-93 fastball with great command and good breaker last year. Velo dropped to 88-91 this year and walks went up sharply. An off Jr. year after a dominant Soph and very good freshman year.
Tyson Ross, RHP. Cal (health?)
Ryan Perry, RHP, Arizona
Brett Hunter, RHP, Pepperdine (future reliever?) Health?
Tim Brewer, LHP, UCLA (Live armed, ex-OFer. Low 90s fb. Good breaker. Fb velo down recently)
Josh Lindblom, RHP, Purdue (RELIEVER) (HS 3rd rounder. power stuff. thrived since move to closer's role. 95-98 mph)
Scott Greene, RHP, Kentucky (big arm and frame. injuries. needs to show results)
Cris Carpenter, RHP, Kent State (big arm and frame. injuries. needs to show results)

Third round
Zach Putnam, RHP, Michigan (Probable Reliever)
Steven Hensley, RHP, Elon (91-93 fastball. Can touch 95. Great slider. can throw cutter and change. Inconsistant. Intense. Hardheaded. Needs to throw more strikes and fastball can flatten out and hit hard when he is off)
Andrew Lieber, RHP, Long Beach
Josh Lindblom, RHP, Purdue (RELIEVER) (HS 3rd rounder. power stuff. thrived since move to closer's role. 95-98 mph)
Aaron Pribanic, RHP, Nebraska (92-95 velo. recovered from injury to be a big surprise this year)
Cody Satterwhite, RHP, Ole Miss (Has hit 97 in past. was 92-93 this spring in an effort to throw strikes. tall frame, can sink the ball. poor command and feel for pitching. might be a reliever)
Clayton Shunick, RHP, NC State (great arm. sits 89-92 with sink. Great splitter)

Fourth round
Luke Burnett, RHP, Louisiana Tech (showed mid-90s velo as ace closer as a soph and on Cape. Only low-90s velo and no command in a poor starting stint as jr. 6-8)
Preston Guilmet, RHP, Arizona (one of best pitchers in NCAA past 2 years. Average stuff. Odd, directly over-the-top delivery)
Andrew Carraway, RHP, Virginia
Scott Gorgen, RHP, UC-Irvine (88-90 fastball. best change in draft?)
Dan Hudson, RHP, Old Dominion (pro body, pro stuff, needs to reduce the walks and homers a little)
Justin Bristow, RHP, ECU
Chris Bittle, RHP, Ole Miss (average fastball. Gets tons of Ks on a sinking cutter kind of thing)
David Duncan, LHP, Georgia Tech
Aaron Shafer, RHP, Wichita State
Anthony Shawler, RHP, Old Dominion
Cody Adams, RHP, Southern Illinois (Good athlete. Very good fastball. Throw strikes)
Chris Rusin, LHP, Kentucky (Nice slider. Solid velo)

Fifth round grade
Vance Worley, RHP, Long Beach
Trevor Holder, RHP, UGA (good athlete. Solid velo. Throws strikes)
Miers Quigley, LHP, Alabama
Adam Warren, RHP, UNC (Groundball guy with solid, but not great, stuff)
Anthony Capra, LHP, Wichita State (88-90. Good command and change)
Pat McAnaney, lhp, Virginia
Pete Andrelcyzk, RHP, Coastal Carolina (good command, decent stuff. bulldog.)

Sixth Round
Luke Burnett, RHP, Louisiana Tech (showed mid-90s velo as ace closer as a soph and on Cape. Only low-90s velo and no command in a poor starting stint as jr. 6-8)
Stephen Dodson, RHP, UGA (average stuff but throws strikes and get groundballs)
Josh Copeland, RHP, Alabama (Reliever)
Reyes Dorado, RHP, Arizona State (inconsistant. Can get hit despite good fastball and plus slider)
Chris Fetter, RHP, Michigan (6-8 frame. Has been a great #2 starter for top 25 team. Throws strikes)
Brett Jacobsen, RHP, Vanderbilt (Enigma. blue chip prospect out of HS was up and down for first two years at Vandy. Expected to be rotation anchor this year but collapsed. Has shown some resurgance in pen. Still has a great frame, good arm, good stuff and throws strikes but gets hit)
Jeremy Bleich, LHP, Stanford
Ryan Chaffee, RHP, Florida JUCO
Colby Shreve, RHP, Nevada JUCO ..... INJURY??...
Jared Bradford, RHP, LSU
Cole St Clair, LHP, Rice
Danny Farquhar, RHP, Louisiana-Lafayette
Daniel Schleteth, LHP, Arizona (RELIEVER)
Rob Musgrave, RHP, Wichita State
Johnny Dorn, RHP, Nebraksa
Kenn Kasparek, RHP, Texas (6-8. coming off TJ. Was a big HS prospect and very good college pitcher before injuries)
Ben Jeffers, RHP, Chipola (FL) JUCO (big fastball, 16 months removed from TJ)
Justin LaTempa, RHP, (CA) JUCO INJURY? (big fastball)
Aaron King, lhp, Surry (N.C.)
Kyle Farrell, rhp, Western Nevada JUCO
Craig Kimbrel, rhp, Wallace-Hanceville (Ala.) JUCO
Taylor Cole, rhp, Southern Nevada JUCO
Brett Moorhouse, rhp, Indian River (Fla.) JUCO

Eighth rounders..
Mickey Storey, rhp, Florida Atlantic (good frame. Once a college ace before injuries last year and this year)
Eddie Burns, RHP, Georgia Tech (6-8 frame. Gets good sink when he is on. Can throw 90-93)
Evan Frederickson, LHP, San Fran
DJ Mitchell, rhp, Clemson (ex-CF is a plus athlete. Live arm. 87-91 right now. Good sink)
Matt Fairel, Lhp, FSU (Soph eligible. Signability?)
Alan DeRatt, RHP, UNC-Asheville
Pat Venditte, RHP/LHP, Creighton
Tyler Conn, LHP, Southern Miss
Jordan Ellis, RHP, Villanova
Mike Colla Arizona
Ian whathisname Arizona
Bobby LaFromboise, LHP, New Mexico
Josh Satow, LHP, Arizona State (SENIOR)
Eryk McConnell, RHP, NC State (SENIOR)
Eric Surkamp, LHP, NC State
Nick Fuller, RHP, Walters State (TN) JUCO .... CHARACTER????
Matt Daly, RHP, Hawaii

Later rounds
Dexter Carter, RHP, Old Dominion
Jared Alexander, RHP, Hawaii
Nick Kirk, North Iowa
Dan Osterbrock, Cincy
JB Shuck, Ohio State
Brian Lambert, N-M JUCO
Jay Jackson, RHP, Furman
Garret Sherrill, RHP, AppState (Great frame. 88-93 fastball. Velo varies alot. Inconsistant)
Blake Nation, LHP, Ga Southern (6-8. big stuff. injuries. poor results until recently. reliever)
Bobby Gagg, RHP, Coastal Carolina (walks no one. upper 80s fastball. bulldog. bloodlines)
Charlie Leesman, LHP, Xavier
Jason rook, RHP (oF?), AppState (Has played more OF where he has shown a solid glove and a strong bat. Hard slider and a 89-92 fastball. Strikes out many hitters but gets hit hard. potential)
Josh Dowdy, RHP, AppState (88-92 fastball. Solid curve. Had a bad year in hitters park after transferring. Throws strikes. Solid curve in high 70s. 6-1, 195. Kicked off ECU team for DUI. Was a good weekend starter for ECU. Doesn't strike out many)
Josh Zied, RHP, Tulane
Travis Tolsma, Rhp, Western Illinois
Terry doyle, Rhp, Boston College
hunter Moody, lhp, UL-laf
Tom Davis, RHP, Fordham


(Look at Rice)

Senior signs
Ryan Strauss, rHP, FSU
Brad Brach, RHP, Monmouth (stellar 4-year run at small, cold-weather school, played on Cape)
Alan DeRatt, RHP, UNC-Asheville
Joey Haug, rhp, Coastal Carolina
pat McAnaney, lhp, UVA
Lieber, rhp, LbSU
Mike Stutes, RHP, Oregon State (big game experience. 6-ft. 90 mph. having an off year)
Dan DeLucia, RHP, Ohio State
Dustin Brabender, RHP, Minnesota (good arm, decent curve. Good frame, good blood)
Jordan Ellis, RHP, Villanova
Greg Dombrowski, RHP, Kentucky (20th-30th round. Short RHP. Soft tosser. Plus command. Sinks the ball. Bulldog. Plus feel for pitching.)
Johnny Dorn, RHP, Nebraska
David Clark, RHP, Southern Miss
Michael Schwimmer, RHP, Virginia (RELIEVER) (6-8 frame. 91-92 velo, sometimes higher. great sink)
Rob Wooten, RHP, UNC (RELIEVER) (6 ft tall. Not much velo. Good sweeping slider)
Brad Rulon, RHP, GA Tech (R) (5ft11. usually 87-90 fastball. can touch 91 or 92. Good hard slider. Throws slider a ton)
Rhett Ballard, RHP, VaTech (R)
Bobby LaFromboise, LHP, New Mexico
Josh Satow, LHP, Arizona State (SENIOR) (short lhp. great changeup. throws strikes. big game pitcher. Struggled this year after death of father)
Eryk McConnell, RHP, NC State (SENIOR)

Fliers...
Alex Wilson, RHP, Texas A,M
At his best he throws 92-94 with a plus slider.
Strong competitor, smart pitcher.
Usually good control but can struggle w command when tired.
Missed all of 08 with TJ surgery. Might be hard to sign since he can come back next year as a RS-Jr and redeem himself post-injury.
Not big.. 6-0 or 6-1, 195

Late round targets..
Wade Kapetyn, RHP, Evansville (Draft-elig soph. Will be hard to sign. Entered Evansville highly touted. Like rest of team he collapsed this year. Good frame, good arm. 40th-50th round flier)
Guido Fonseca



HS arms...
Melville/Cole
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Meyer, Pallazone, DeVall, Hicks, Ethan Martin Daniel Webb, rhp, Heath HS, Paducah
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Gose, Kyle Lobstien, Kyle Long, Sonny Gray, BJ Hermsen
Nick Maronde, lhp, Lexington Catholic HS
Robbie Ross, lhp, Lexington Christian HS
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Quinton Miller, Daniel Webb, Robbie Ross, Dicharry



HS pos players,,,
Beckham/Hosmer/Skipworth/Hicks/Ethan Martin
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Supplemental Rounders
Casey Kelley
Harold Martinez
Isaac Galloway
Galloway, Hicks, Ethan Martin, Harold Martinez, Hightower Harold Martinez, Braddock HS, Miami
Rolando Gomez, Flanagan HS, Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Chris Amezquita, Servite HS, La Mirada, Calif.
Andy Burns, Rocky Mountain HS, Fort Collins, Colo.
Derrik Gibson, Seaford (Del.) HS
Niko Vasquez, Durango HS, Las Vegas, Nev.
Casey Kelly, Sarasota (Fla.) HS
Tyler Pastornicky, Pendleton School, Bradenton, Fla.
Cutter Dykstra, Westlake HS, Westlake Village, Calif.
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Zack Cox, 3b, Pleasure Ridge Park HS, Louisville
LJ Hoes, Jay Austin, Adrian Nieto, Dykstra, BJ Hermsen, Belviso, Derrick Gibson, Chase Davidson


Class of 2008 Top 100 Prospects
By
November 29, 2006
Compiled by Alan Matthews
Rank Player Pos. B-T Ht. Wt. High School
1. Isaac Galloway
of R-R 6-2 190 Los Osos HS, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
2. Aaron Hicks
of B-R 6-1 165 Wilson HS, Long Beach, Calif.
3. Eric Hosmer
1b L-L 6-3 210 American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla.
4. Ethan Martin
3b/rhp R-R 6-3 185 Stephens County HS, Toccoa, Ga.
5. Jordan Cooper rhp R-R 6-1 190 Shawnee Heights HS, Tecumseh, Kan.
6. Casey Kelly
ss/of R-R 6-2 175 Sarasota (Fla.) HS
7. Michael Palazzone
rhp R-R 6-4 200 Lassiter HS, Marietta, Ga.
8. Anthony Ferrara
lhp R-L 6-2 185 Riverview (Fla.) HS
9. Daniel Webb
rhp/1b R-R 6-3 195 Heath HS, West Paducah, Ky.
10. Mark Ginther ss R-R 6-2 175 Jenks HS, Tulsa, Okla.
11. Tim Beckham
ss R-R 6-2 180 Griffin (Ga.) HS
12. Walker Kelly
lhp L-L 5-11 175 Arlington Heights HS, Fort Worth, Texas
13. Robbie Grossman of B-L 6-1 195 Cy-Fair HS, Cypress, Texas
Harold Martinez - SS R/R 6-3 180 Braddock HS, Miami
15. Casey Fry - lhp B/L 6-0 170 El Camino Real HS, Woodland Hills, Calif.
16. Tim Melville
rhp/3b R-R 6-4 190 Holt HS, Wentzville, Mo.
17. Daniel Marrs
rhp R-R 6-3 190 James River HS, Midlothian, Va.
18. Navery Moore rhp R-R 6-2 185 Battleground Academy, Franklin, Tenn.
19. Ryan O'Sullivan
rhp/ss R-R 6-0 175 Valhalla HS, El Cajon, Calif.
20. Quinton Miller
rhp R-R 6-2 175 Shawnee HS, Medford, N.J.
21. Tyler Thompson
of R-R 6-0 168 Jupiter (Fla.) HS
22. D.J. Hicks
1b L-R 6-5 205 Lake Brantley HS, Altamonte Springs, Fla.
23. Greg Conver rhp R-R 6-5 200 Northeast HS, Fort Lauderdale
24. Brett DeVall
lhp R-L 6-4 190 Rutherford HS, Panama City, Fla.
25. Payton Hart
ss/2b B-R 6-1 170 Franklin County HS, Royston, Ga.
26. Kyle Winkler
rhp R-R 5-11 168 Kempner HS, Sugar Land, Texas
27. Clark Murphy
of/1b L-L 6-3 195 Fallbrook (Calif.) HS
28. Jaff Decker
lhp/of L-L 6-0 175 Sunrise Mountain HS, Peoria, Ariz.
29. Hunter Cervenka
of/lhp R-L 6-0 185 Sterling HS, Baytown, Texas
30. Garrison Lassiter ss B-R 6-2 175 Ledford HS, High Point, N.C.
31. Austin Stadler
lhp L-L 6-2 180 James River HS, Midlothian, Va.
32. Jack Armstrong
rhp R-R 6-6 190 Jupiter (Fla.) HS
33. Austin Wright lhp L-L 6-3 215 Contant HS, Schaumburg, Ill.
34. Pablo Bermudez
of R-R 5-11 180 Miami Springs (Fla.) HS
35. David Wright
c R-R 5-11 181 Country Day, Arlington, Texas
36. Jacob Rogers 3b/of L-R 6-4 185 Dunedin (Fla.) HS
38. Ray Hanson
rhp R-R 6-7 195 Wilson HS, Long Beach, Calif.
39. Chase Davidson 1b L-R 6-4 215 Milton HS, Alpharetta, Ga.
40. Jason Esposito ss/3b R-R 6-0 178 Amity Regional High, Woodbridge, Conn.
41. Austin Dicharry
rhp R-R 6-2 190 Collins HS, Klein, Texas
42. Brad Miller
ss L-R 6-0 170 Olympia HS, Orlando
43. Adrian Puig rhp R-R 6-1 203 Gulliver Prep, Miami
44. Robbie Ross lhp L-L 5-10 175 Lexington (Ky.) Christian Academy
45. Kyle Buchanan c R-R 6-1 195 Auburn (Wash.) HS
46. Nolan Belcher
lhp B-L 5-7 145 Greenbriar HS, Evans, Ga.
47. Ryan Gebhart
of B-R 6-1 175 Midway HS, Waco, Texas
48. Braden Kapteyn ss R-R 6-3 175 Illiana Christian, Lansing, Mich.
49. Adrian Nieto
c B-R 6-0 180 American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla.
50. L.J. Hoes
of R-R 6-0 180 Saint Johns College HS, Washington, D.C.
51. Austin Smith
of L-L 5-11 170 Winter Springs (Fla.) HS
52. Nick Maronde lhp B-L 6-1 175 Lexington (Ky.) Catholic HS
53. Jason Stolz
ss/3b R-R 6-2 180 Kell HS, Marietta, Ga.
54. Jarret Martin lhp L-L 6-2 180 Centennial HS, Bakersfield, Calif.
55. Rolando Gomez
ss/3b L-R 5-10 165 Flanagan HS, Pembroke Pines, Fla.
56. Jake Davies
lhp/1b L-L 6-0 220 Eagle's Landing Christian Academy, McDonough, Ga.
57. Matt Swyeneberg of/rhp R-R 6-5 195 North HS, Davenport, Iowa
58. Elliott Kelso 1b/of R-R 6-2 200 Alleman HS, Rock Island, Ill.
59. Derrick Gibson ss/2b R-R 6-1 165 Seaford (Del.) HS
60. Preston Tucker
of L-L 6-2 190 Plant HS, Tampa
61. Kevin Eichorn rhp R-R 6-0 175 Aptos (Calif.) HS
62. Taylor Wrenn
ss/2b L-R 5-11 155 Lake Gibson HS, Lakeland, Fla.
63. Tyler Wilson rhp R-R 6-3 175 Greenwood (Ark.) HS
64. Steve Gruver lhp L-L 6-2 185 Austintown Fitch HS, Youngstown, Ohio
65. Roe Jones
of R-R 6-0 189 St. John HS, Plaquemine, La.
66. Tyler Hanover
2b R-R 5-6 160 East Forsyth HS, Kernersville, N.C.
67. Ryan Weber
rhp R-R 5-10 140 Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic
68. Sean Gilmartin lhp/of L-L 6-2 175 Crespi (Calif.) HS
69. Jason Knapp rhp R-R 6-5 235 North Hunterdon HS, Annandale, N.J.
70. Brent Warren
of L-L 6-3 175 Xavier HS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
71. Gerrit Cole
rhp R-R 6-2 175 Lutheran HS, Orange, Calif.
72. Anthony DeSclafani rhp RHP 6-2 160 Colts Neck (N.J.) HS
73. Kyle Hunter
lhp L-L 6-3 185 Galesburg (Ill.) HS
74. Matt Snyder 3b L-R 6-5 190 Westfield HS, Centreville, Va.
75. Mike Nastold rhp R-R 6-4 195 Elder HS, Cincinnati
76. Will Roberts
rhp/ss L-R 6-4 180 Walker HS, Richmond
77. Zak Sinclair
rhp R-R 6-4 205 McDonald (Pa.) HS
78. Zack Cox 3b/c R-R 5-11 195 Pleasure Ridge Park HS, Lexington, Ky.
79. Harlyn Griffiths
rhp R-R 6-0 180 Brophy Prep, Phoenix
80. Taylor Hightower c B-R 6-1 185 Cartersville (Ga.) HS
81. Tony Gibelina lhp L-L 5-10 165 Charlotte HS, Punta Gorda, Fla.
82. Clay Kollenbaum 3b/1b L-R 6-5 200 Dunedin (Fla.) HS
83. Kyle Lobstein
lhp/of L-L 6-3 180 Coconino HS, Flagstaff, Ariz.
84. Steve Selsky
of R-R 6-0 192 Loyola HS, Los Angeles
85. Spencer Sarel rhp R-R 6-1 180 Hartland (Mich.) HS
86. Mike Lashbrook
of/lhp L-L 6-1 185 Plant HS, Tampa
87. Zach Osborne ss R-R 5-8 155 Pleasure Ridge Park HS, Lexington, Ky.
88. Cutter Dykstra
ss R-R 5-11 175 Westlake HS, Westlake Village, Calif.
89. Mason McVay lhp L-L 6-6 210 Killian HS, Miami
90. Peter Verdin of R-R 6-0 185 Paul VI HS, Fairfax, Va.
91. Brian Eillington
rhp/of R-R 6-3 175 Oak Hall HS, Gainesville, Fla.
92. Richard O'Donald rhp R-R 6-1 170 Dickinson HS, Wilmington, Del.
93. R.J. Fondon
lhp L-L 6-2 190 Flanagan HS, Pembroke Pines, Fla.
94. Nate Rasmussen 2b/3b R-R 5-11 180 Bingham (Utah) HS
95. Kyle Skipworth
3b/c L-R 6-3 190 Rubidoux HS, Riverside, Calif.
96. Brad Dydalewicz
lhp L-L 6-1 175 Lake Travis HS, Austin, Texas
97. Chase Ballinger
of/lhp L-L 6-1 180 Dunbar HS, Lexington, Ky.
98. Jamie Blackwell 2b R-R 6-1 185 Forrest Park HS, Woodbridge, Va.
99. James Watkins
3b R-R 5-11 175 Hillcrest HS, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
100. Christian Glisson c L-R 6-1 175 Tift County HS, Tifton, Ga.




College Hitters,,,
First round..
Pedro Alvarez, 3b, Vanderbilt
Gordon Beckham, SS, UGA
Buster Posey, C, FSU
Justin Smoak, 1b, SC
Yonder Alonso, 1b, Miami
Jemile Weeks, 2b, Miami

Supplemental..
Ike Davis, 1b-of, Az State
Brett Wallace, 1b-3b, Az State
Jordan Danks, CF, Texas
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3b-of, Pitt Co (NC) JUCO --- ???character???

Second round
James Darnell, Jr., South Carolina
Chris Dominguez, 3b, Louisville
Dennis Raben, OF, Miami
David Cooper, 1b, Cal
Allen Dykstra, 1b, Wake Forest
Roger Kieshnick, OF, Texas Tech
Brandon Crawford, SS, UCLA
Conor Gillaspie, 3b, Wichita State
Eric Thames, OF, Pepperdine

Third round
Tyler Ladendorf, IF, JUCO (TX)
Petey Paramore, C, Az State
Tony Delmonico, SS, FSU
Jordy Mercer, SS, Ok St
Reese Havens, SS, SC
David Adams, if, UVA

Fourth round
Tim Federowicz, C, UNC
Jeremy Farrell, 3b-1b, UVA
Kyle Russell, OF-1b, Texas
Mark Sobolewski, 3b, Miami
Ryan Lavarnaway, C, Yale
Mike Bianucci, OF, Auburn
Shane Peterson, 1b, Long Beach State
Ryan Flaherty, ss-3b, Vanderbilt
Sawyer Carroll, of-1b, Kentucky


Fifth round:
Luke Murton, 1b-of, Georgia Tech
Jason Castro, C, Stanford
Tim Fedroff, OF, UNC ???SIGNABLE??
Marcus Jones, CF, NC State
Logan Forsythe, Jr., Arkansas
Matt Clark, 1b-3b, LSU

Sixth round:
Collin Cowgill, of, Kentucky
Nick Romero, Jr., San Diego State
Alex Buchholz, Jr., Delaware

Seventh Round:
Jake Jefferies, C, UC-Davis
Jared Prince, of, Washington State

Eight round
Doug Hogan, C, Clemson
Blake Stouffer, IF, Texas AM
Brian Van Kirk, C, Oral Roberts
Xavier Scruggs, 1b, UNLV
Ben Soingner, SS, UL-Monroe
Dock Doyle, C, Coastal Carolina
David Sappellt, OF, Coastal Carolina
Charlie Blackmon, OF, Georgia Tech
Jacob Priday, of-c, Missouri
Nate Lape, OF, Marshall
Dominic de la Osa, OF-IF, Vanderbilt
Jason Kipnis, OF, Az State


Tenth round
Anthony Russell, 1b-of, ETSU
Greg Miclat, SS, UVA
Chase D'Arnaud, 3b, Pepperdine
Randy Moley, OF, St Bona?
Dane Carter, IF, Tex AM?
Tyler Kuhn, SS, West Va?
Brandon Douglas, IF, Northern Iowa?
Devin Shepard, OF, JUCO

Nate Recknagle, C-1b, Michigan
Kiel Roling, C-1b, Az State

Marcel Champaigne, SS, Az State
Chris Dove, CF, Elon
Rebel Ridling, 1b, Ok State
Evan Ocheltree, OF, Wake Forest
Blake Stouffer, IF, Texas A.M
Sean Ratliff, OF, Stanford
Ryan Wood, SS, ECU
Matt Hauge, 3b, Ok St
Luis Flores, C, Ok St
Jermaine Curtis, if, UCLA
Aaron Luna, of, Rice
Adam Mulligan, of, Walters State (TN) JUCO
Jeff Lanning, C, New Orleans
Aja Barto, OF, Tulane
Jonny Giovotella, IF, New Orleans
Ryan Lollis, OF, Missouri
AJ Shehan, 3b-OF, Georgia Southern
Nate Freiman, 1b, Duke
Cameron Satterwhite, OF, Cincy
David Rubenstien, OF, AppState
Beemer Weems, SS, Baylor
mark Carver, C, UNC-Wilmington
Jason Appell, OF, UNC-Wilmington
Sequoyah Stonecipher, OF, Grossmont CA JUCO
Drew Poulk, OF, St Petersburg FL JUCO

(College of Charleston hitters?

Late rounds
Daniel Webb, OF, Illinois
Curt Restko, OF, Eastern Illinois
Kyle Hudson, CF, Illinois
Andrew Means, CF, Indiana
Aaron Bray, 3b, Charlotte
Warren McFadden, OF, Tulane
Cory Harrilchak, OF, Elon
Joel Del Grande, C, Alcorn State
Cameron Satterwhite, OF, Cincy
Nick Sheridan, IF, William and Mary
Scott Krieger, IF, George Mason
Ewing, IF, Southern Miss
Ty Wright, OF, Ga Southern
Kyle Day, C-OF, Mich St
Adam Abraham, IF, Mich
Curry, Iowa
Matt Nohelty, OF, Minnesota
Ray Kruml, OF, South Alabama
Cook, 3b, Florida Atlantic
Tyler Bortnick, SS, Coastal Carolina (gloveman)

(Look at Rice!)

Senior signs...
Phil Disher, C, SC
Mike McKenna, OF, Florida Atlantic
Tim Park, C, William and Mary
Brad McElroy, OF, Charlotte
Chris Taylor, C, Charlotte
David Macias, OF, Vanderbilt
Ryan Sontag, OF, AZ State
Mitch Abeita, C, Nebraska
Blake Murphy, C, Western Carolina
Curt Smith, IF, Maine
Willy Fox, utility, Wake Forest
Daniel Hargrave, 2b, UNC-Wilmington
Seth Williams, OF, UNC
Chad Flack, 3b, UNC
Corey Kemp, C, ECU
Josh Satin, IF, Cal
Alden Carrithers, IF, UCLA
Aaron Murphee, OF, Arkansas
Tony Campana, IF, Cincy
Matt Hauge, 3b, Ok State

Fordham OFs?






Rank. School (2007 Record) Top Prospect, Position
1. Southern Nevada (41-18) Devin Shepherd, of
2. *Chipola, Fla. (41-18) Ryan Chaffee, rhp
3. Walters State, Tenn. (43-11) Adam Milligan, of
4. Santa Ana, Calif. (34-15) Crispin Tarango, ss
5. St. Petersburg, Fla. (37-17) Jeff Walters, rhp
6. Young Harris, Ga. (45-20) Grimes Medlin, lhp
7. San Jacinto, Texas (46-16) Chris Corrigan, rhp
8. Riverside, Calif. (37-18) Orlando Torres, c
9. New Mexico (56-8) Trevor Harden, rhp
10. Spartanburg Methodist, S.C. (54-15) Allen Caldwell, of


1. Devin Shepherd, of, Southern Nevada Twins ’06 (5)
2. Ben Whitmore, lhp, Fresno (Calif.) Never drafted
3. Ryan Chaffee, rhp, Chipola (Fla.) Braves ’07 (43)
4. Colby Shreve, rhp, Southern Nevada Braves ’07 (8)
5. Lonnie Chisenhall, 3b-rhp, Pitt (N.C.) Pirates ’06 (12)
6. Tyler Ladendorf, ss, Howard (Texas) Giants ’07 (34)
7. Justin LaTempa, rhp, Golden West (Calif.) Never drafted
8. Craig Kimbrel, rhp, Wallace State-Hanceville (Ala.) Braves ’07 (33)
9. *Taylor Cole, rhp, Southern Nevada Dodgers ’07 (26)
10. Jeff Walters, rhp, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Nationals ’07 (47)








2. Preston Guilmet, rhp, Arizona 135 146 4th-6th




4. Anthony Shawler, rhp, Old Dominion 115 130 4th-6th
5. Mike Stutes, rhp, Oregon State 133 129 6th-8th
6. Ryan Berry, rhp, Rice 123 125 Not eligible
7. Tyson Ross, rhp, California 116 120 1st
8. Mitch Harris, rhp, Navy 88 119 3rd-4th
9. Josh Satow, lhp, Arizona State 134 119 10th-12th
10. Scott Gorgen, rhp, UC Irvine 137 117 3rd-5th

Ranking. Player, Pos., SchoolPreviously Drafted
1. Josh Fields, rhp, Georgia Braves ’07 (2)
2. Cole St. Clair, lhp, Rice Indians ’07 (7)
3. Mitch Harris, rhp, Navy Braves ’07 (24)
4. Rob Musgrave, lhp, Wichita State Never drafted
5. Dominic de la Osa, of, Vanderbilt Tigers ’07 (10)
6. Chad Dawson, rhp, Indiana State Yankees ’07 (31)
7. Blake Stouffer, 2b, Texas A&M Reds ’07 (4)
8. Paul Gran, ss, Washington State Dodgers ’04 (30)
9. Zach Pitts, rhp, Louisville Nationals ’07 (30)
10. Eryk McConnell, rhp, North Carolina State Orioles ’07 (10)