Today, the Bucs hauled in a prep pitcher, several college arms, and three position players.
- Third Round (#105) - Tulane's Stephen Alemais, a glove first SS who should be able to stick at the position, strong arm, good speed, contact hitter. He slashed .311/.368/.401 with 19/24 steal rate. The FO likes zeroing in on SS's in the early rounds recently.
- Fourth Round (#135) - Jensen Beach HS (FL) LHP Braeden Ogle. The prep kid touches 96 and sits at 90-94 MPH with his number one and has a slider with a developing change. Like all HS hurlers, Ogle is raw and projectionable. He has a commitment to Florida.
|Braeden Ogle from Jensen Beach HS looks interesting (photo PCPalm Prep Zone)|
- Fifth Round (#165) - RHP Blake Cederlind out of Merced CC. The 20 year old can bring the heat, touching 97, but is quite a wild child. Used mostly as a reliever, he pitched to a 3.75 ERA with 63 K in 57-2/3 innings. He's headed to UC-Davis.
- Sixth Round (#195) - Michigan State LHP Cam Vieaux. The junior went 7-4/2.28 w/77 K in 87 IP. He was drafted in the 19th round by the Tigers last year, but returned to campus to develop. Cam was the Spartans' Friday night starter with a 90 MPH heater, slider and change.
- Seventh Round (#225) - C Brent Gibbs of Central Arizona College. Nice bat for his level, hitting .396 with five homers and 38 RBI in 48 games, and he has a rep as a strong defensive backstop.
- Eighth Round (#255) - Cal State Fullerton RHP Dylan Prohoroff. He's a two pitch reliever with a mid-nineties heater and slider who had three saves/0.68 ERA and 30 K in 26-1/3 IP with just five walks.
- Ninth Round (#285) - CF Clark Eagan from Arkansas. The junior slashed .298/.370/.444 for the Razorbacks with seven long balls, and projects as a corner OF. Eagan is a switch hitter, which should help his cause. Arkansas considered playing him at third this year, so he also fills the versatility bill.
- Tenth Round (#315) - Morehead State RHP Matthew Anderson was the final pick of the day. Matt went 8-3/2.05 with 130 K in 91-1/3 IP. He led the Eagles in strikeouts all four years he tossed. Anderson throws a fastball (90-92), slider, curve and change; he considers the slider to be his out pitch.