Thursday, June 11, 2015

Day Three - Picks & Notes

And the rest of the pack:

11: Kelley, Christian, C Cal Poly Pomona (CA) - So
12: Moore, Ty, RF UCLA - Jr
13: Ratledge, Logan, SS North Carolina St - Sr
14: Plitt, Chris, RHP South Mountain CC (AZ) - So
15: Hightower, Scooter, RHP Columbia State CC (TN) - Jr
16: Hibbing, Nick, RHP Iowa - Sr
17: Sodders, Austin, LHP Riverside CC (CA) - So
18: Meyer, Stephan, RHP Bellevue University (NE) - Jr
19: Schlabach, Ike, LHP Timber Creek HS (TX) - commit to Texas A&M Corpus Christi
20: Anderson, Tanner, RHP Harvard - Sr
21: Economos, Nicholas, RHP Mercer County CC (NJ) - So
22: Trevillian, Nathan, RHP Amherst County HS (VA) - commit to Liberty
23: McCarthy, Jacob, CF Scranton HS (PA) - commit to Virginia
24: Bormann, John, C Texas - San Antonio - Sr
25: Hill, Logan, RF Troy (AL) - Jr
26: Kemp, Shane, RHP George Washington (DC) - Jr
27: Nagle, Ryan, 1B/LF Illinois Champaign - Jr
28: Baur, Albert, 1B Newberry College (SC) - Sr
29: Falwell, Chris, LHP Cisco JC (TX) - So
30: Wallace, Mike, RHP Fairfield (CT) - Jr
31: Smith, Riley, RHP San Jacinto College North (TX) - So
32: Irvin, Cole, LHP Oregon - Jr
33: Keselica, Sean, LHP Virginia Tech - Sr
34: Spillane, Brenden, 3B Wheeling HS (IL) - commit to Illinois
35: George, Jordan, 1B Arkansas State - Sr
36: Marvel, James, RHP Duke - Jr
37: White, Eli, SS Clemson - So
38: Costello, Conor, RHP Oklahoma State - Sr
39: Scioneaux, Tate, RHP SW Louisiana - Jr
40: Zamora, Daniel, LHP SUNY Stony Brook (NY) - So

Noteworthy that the FO has taken a decidedly collegiate turn; between the higher risk of prep players and the draft pool, which eliminates all but a handful of overslot signings, the Buccos have retooled their approach.

They drafted just five prep players this year, Ke'Bryan Hayes went quickly; the rest were chosen late - Ike Schlabach (6'6" LH pitcher), Nate Trevillian (6'2" pitcher, lo-90's and said to have agreed to a deal already), Jake McCarthy (3-sport OF'er; hit .442) & Brenden Spillane (power bat) on the last day.

Some college guys are interesting. Ty Moore of UCLA has a good stick but may be more of an AL player (ie, DH). NCS's Logan Ratledge was ranked #157 with a strong bat and utilityman projection.  Iowa's Nick Hibbing is a 6'6" reliever coming off a strong (1.57 ERA) season and playoff run. Oregon lefty Cole Irvin fell to the Bucs (draft rank #173) after Tommy John surgery last year.

We also noticed a handful of JC guys; they may become the new market inefficiency as the HS kids price themselves out of the draft.

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