Saturday, June 12, 2010

Last Day Draft Bios

OK, OK, GW finally put down his remote and went to work. Here's the mini-scoop on draft picks 31-50; there are some big boys, two-way talents, and intriguing players in the bunch.

Round 31 - RHP Jason Townsend (University of Alabama Tuscaloosa) is 2-1 with a 6.25 ERA. He works out of Bama's bullpen, where he's notched 36 Ks in 36 innings and has a rep as a hard thrower.
Round 32 - IF Chase Lyles (Northwestern State) is a senior third baseman/shortstop. He hit .350 with seven home runs, 56 RBI, and 34 stolen bases.
Round 33 - LHP Justin Ennis (Louisiana State Shreveport) is a junior, and was a big fish in a small pond this season. Ennis was 12-0 with a 2.85 ERA and 92 Ks in 94-2/3 frames for the NAIA school
Round 34 - SS Kelson Brown (Linfield College) hit .433 with 72 RBI and 27 doubles for the NCAA-D3 school. The senior was named the Conference Player of the Year.
Round 35 - CF Andrew Muren (Cal State Northridge) hit .290 with three home runs, 21 RBI and 47 runs scored as a sophomore. He's a 6'-6" converted pitcher after tearing his labrum in 2009, so could have some upside as an OF.
Round 36 - RHP James Archibald (McLennan Community College) went 3-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 27 innings. He's also a strong stick and a two-way player; the Bucs like his arm.
Round 37 - C William Allen (Buchholz High, Florida, committed to Mississippi) hit .470 with 11 homers and 33 RBI, and is considered a strong defensive backstop.
Round 38 - RHP Alex Cox (Santiago High School, California, uncommitted) is a big guy, 6'-6", and went 5-3 with a 2.67 ERA for Santiago. He throws 88-90 mph and is a late bloomer; he was on the JV last season.
Round 39 - RHP Kevin Decker (College of Charleston) worked 81 innings and went 8-0 with a 3.78 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 17 games; eleven were starts. He became the first draftee to agree to terms; he'll report to Bradenton next week and probably start out at State College with an eye toward West Virginia.
Round 40 - RHP Harrison Cooney (Vero Beach High, Florida, uncommitted) was 7-1 with a 1.52 ERA in 50-2/3 innings, striking out 55. He pitched a no-hitter. Cooney only worked a partial season; he had to sit out part of the year as a transfer student.
Round 41 - RHP Bryton Trepagnier (East St. John High School, Louisiana, committed to Bossier Parish CC) is another big (6'-5") and raw two-way guy.
Round 42 - LHP Stephen Lumpkins (American University) didn't play college baseball, but hoops, as AU didn't have a nine. The 6'-8" player (notice a trend here?) played Legion ball and in the Cal Ripken League over the summer.
Round 43 - RHP Garrett Hicks (Yucaipa High, California, uncommitted) is 6'-8" and had problems with growth plate issues; he throws in the upper 80s and has a slider and split. He was 2-0 with a 1.05 ERA and an OBA of .093, and can miss some bats though he has control problems.
Round 44 - RHP Cory McGinnis (Shelton State CC, Alabama) pitched for Hampton in his prep days. He went 11-2 with a 3.93 ERA as a college freshman in 2010.
Round 45 - RHP Connor Sadzeck (Crystal Lake Central High, Illinois, committed to Oklahoma) is 6'-6" and went 6-4 with a 3.56 ERA and struck out 89 batters and walked 26 in 52-1/3 frames. He threw a no-hitter year in May.
Round 46 - C Ryan Wiggins (West Seattle High, leaning toward Lewis & Clark State) batted .452 with six home runs, 33 RBI and 31 runs scored in 21 games this season.
Round 47 - CF Nathan Sorenson (Texas High, committed to Oklahoma State) Athletic, but signed with OSU as a QB, not an OF, so not much chance of inking him.
Round 48 - LHP Dillon Haviland (South Fayette High, committed to Duke) He went 10-0 with a 0.51 ERA and 96 strikeouts and was selected as the WPIAL AA Pitcher of the Year. Throws an 89 MPH heater.
Round 49 - RHP Logan Pevny (West Milford High, New Jersey, uncommitted) is another two-way player. He went 3-2 with a 4.59 ERA and recorded 49 strikeouts in 32 innings while hitting .340 with eight homers and 34 RBI. Pevny throws in the upper eighties.
Round 50 - RHP Dusty Isaacs (Lebanon High, Ohio, committed to Georgia Tech) went 4-3 with a 2.09 ERA and struck out 69 batters in 56 innings. He's considered a top talent and will cost a bundle to sign; the last is not always least.

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