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2014 Official Draft Pick Selection/Signing Thread

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Posted: June 04, 2014, 4:16 PM Post
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This thread will be used to post all draft picks in order of their selection, as well as page-by-page details of the picks, which we will slowly but surely add to in the coming days.

A moderator will update the picks and player profiles. If you have comments/links about a player, please post them in the appropriate discussion thread.

Bold indicates the player has signed.

1 (12). Kodi Medeiros, LHP, Waiakea HS, HI
CB Rd. A* (41). Jacob Gatewood, SS, Clovis HS, CA
2 (50). Monte Harrison, OF, Lee’s Summit HS, MO
3 (85). Cy Sneed, RHP, Dallas Baptist
4 (116). Troy Stokes, CF, Calvert Hall College HS, MD
5 (146). Dustin DeMuth, 3B, Indiana
6 (176). David Burkhalter, RHP, Ruston HS, LA
7 (206). Mitch Meyer, RF, Kansas State
8 (236). J.B. Kole, RHP, Villanova
9 (266). Greg McCall, C, Texas-Arlington
10 (296). Javi Salas, RHP, Miami
11 (326). Brandon Woodruff, RHP, Mississippi State
12 (356). Jordan Yamamoto, RHP, St Louis School, HI
13 (386). Kaleb Earls, RHP, Limestone College, SC
14 (416). Jonathan Oquendo, SS, Maria Teresa Pineiro HS, PR
15 (446). Caleb Smith, RHP, Rice
16 (476). Benjamin Onyshko, LHP, Vauxhall HS, AB
17 (506). JJ Schwarz, C, Palm Beach Gardens HS, FL WILL NOT SIGN
18 (536). Luke Curtis, RHP, Pittsburgh
19 (566). Zach Hirsch, LHP, Nebraska
20 (596). Tate Blackman, SS, Lake Brantley HS, FL WILL NOT SIGN
21 (626). Donnie Hissa, RHP, Notre Dame
22 (656). Patrick Weigel, RHP, Oxnard College
23 (686). Kolton Mahoney, RHP, Brigham Young
24 (716). Bubba Blau, RHP, Dixie State
25 (746). CD Pelham, LHP, Spartanburg Methodist College
26 (776). Cre Finfrock, RHP, Martin County HS, FL WILL NOT SIGN
27 (806). Matt Martin, C, Wake Forest
28 (836). Turner Larkins, RHP, James Martin Senior HS, TX WILL NOT SIGN
29 (866). Aaron Garza, RHP, Houston
30 (896). Taylor Stark, RHP, Delta State
31 (926). Brock Hudgens, RHP, UNC-Charlotte
32 (956). Eric White, Parkers Chapel HS, AR
33 (986). Chad Reeves, LHP, Louisiana State-Eunice
34 (1016). Carlos Leal, RHP, Delta State
35 (1046). David Carver, LHP, Lamar University
36 (1076). Hunter Tackett, CF, Anderson County HS, TN WILL NOT SIGN
37 (1106). Eric Ramirez, 1B, Rio Mesa HS, AZ
38 (1136). Carl Chester, CF, Lake Brantley HS, FL WILL NOT SIGN
39 (1166). John Gavin, LHP, St Francis HS, CA WILL NOT SIGN
40 (1196). Taylor Lane, SS, The Pendleton School, FL WILL NOT SIGN

* CB Rd. A stands for Competitive Balance Round A

From Jim Callis...@Brewers saved on picks in rds 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 for a total of $946,900. So still under bonus pool for top 10 rds. @MLBDraft


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ROUND 1: Kodi Medeiros, LHP
6'2", 196, L/L, Waiakea HS (Hilo, HI)
DOB: 5/25/1996


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Kodi Medeiros Perfect Game Profile (Insider content provided by Patrick Ebert of PerfectGame.org)

Position: LHP
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Bats/Throws: L-L
Birthdate: May 25, 1996
High School: Waiakea
City, State: Hilo, Hawaii
Travel Team: Big Island/Ohio Warhawks
Commitment: Pepperdine
Projected Draft Round: 1

Kodi Medeiros is different, which is not something that makes scouts comfortable.

He’s not different physically, except that his arms seem a bit long for his 6-foot, 185-pound frame. Being from Hawaii is a bit unusual, but it’s not like he makes his home in Alaska or rural Vermont. That he’s thrown only eight total innings at national level events in his career doesn’t separate him and is actually more than some recent first round picks. He comes from a normal, hard working two-parent family.

What makes Medeiros different is the way that he throws a baseball and what the baseball does after it leaves his hand.

Perfect Game found out about Medeiros shortly before the 2013 National Showcase from a source who had played in the Major Leagues and was familiar with his talents, which had never been showcased off the Islands. That source has obvious credibility with Perfect Game going forward.

Adding to Medeiros' mystique is that he was the very first pitcher to take the mound at the start of the National Showcase. Scouts are still getting settled and finishing up their social niceties with their peers at that point before starting to bear down.

Then all of a sudden a totally unknown lefthander is on the mound throwing 94 mph from a distinctly non-standard arm slot with a slider that defied the laws of physics. That got everyone’s attention very quickly.

The first thing that marks Medeiros as different is his arm action and arm slot. As mentioned, his arms appear long for his height (he actually looks bigger than listed as well, a rarity among prospects), and he’s very loose and whippy coming through. Medeiros’ arm slot isn’t consistent yet but most of the time it is low-three quarters extended, sometimes dropping down a bit lower to almost sidearm, but coming up to mid-three quarters at other times.

Medeiros gets his velocity easily and the ball comes out of his hand with little resistance, as if it were coming out of a sling shot. He gets tremendous running and sinking life on his fastball, even at 92-94 mph, so much that it will be a challenge for him at times to command it when hunting corners.

Where Medeiros really separates himself from what scouts expect to see is with the depth, shape and bite on his 79-82 mph slider. One would naturally expect a breaking ball released from a low three quarters slot to have a sweeping shape to it, as it is very hard to get above the ball and create downward spin from that angle. Medeiros’ slider not only has two-plane shape to it, it has wicked depth and bite. Many sliders are referred to as having “lane changing” shape to them by scouts, indicating a short break off the barrel as if it were a car changing lanes at 80 mph. Perfect Game scout Todd Gold referred to Medeiros' slider as “taking a hard right turn” in his National Showcase notes.

Perhaps the best moment of the broadcast of the Perfect Game All-American Classic was when analyst Eric Byrnes, an 11-year Major League veteran, first saw Medeiros’ slider. Although he’d been prompted on what he was about to see off the air, his first words were “What was that? That pitch should be illegal.”

Medeiros also flashes a changeup that has the same type of life as his fastball and with ideal arm speed. It definitely has a chance to be a third plus pitch for him.

A final factor that scouts will be sure to consider as they try to evaluate Medeiros and fit him into a previously unknown slot in their scouting experience is that he is a high level athlete who would be a potential draft as a lefthanded hitting outfielder with impressive power. In fact, one cross-checker was overheard at the Area Code Games saying “I’m not so sure if Medeiros threw righthanded I might not like him just as much as a position player.” He should have the physical aptitude to make delivery adjustments and add consistency.

A veteran scout once told me that there are only four things a pitcher can make a baseball do: go fast, go slower, break down to the right and break down to the left. Once a pitcher has mastered the ability to do that and throw the ball near where he wants it to go, he’s going to be very, very successful.

Medeiros can do all four of those things already at a very high and almost unique level for his age. He is indeed different.

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Scouting Grades: Fastball: 60 | Slider: 60 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 45 | Overall: 55

Hawaii hasn't produced a high school pick in the first two rounds of the Draft since 2001, when Bronson Sardinha went in the supplemental first round to the Yankees and Brandon League was taken in the second by the Blue Jays. Medeiros should end that drought in 2014, as he's a left-hander with impressive movement on three potential above-average pitches.

The Pepperdine recruit hit 95 mph last summer at various showcase events, though he works more around 90-91 with his fastball during longer stints. He doesn't need velocity to miss bats however, as his low arm slot produces tremendous run and sink on his heater.

Medeiros' upper-70s slider has so much lateral break that at times he struggles to keep it in the strike zone, and his changeup dives at the plate. His small stature and unconventional delivery lead to concerns about his long-term viability as a starter, though he is athletic.


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CB Rd. A: Jacob Gatewood, SS
6'5", 190, R/R, Clovis High School (Clovis, CA)
DOB: 9/25/95


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Position: SS
Height: 6-5
Weight: 190
Bats/Throws: R-R
Birthdate: Sept. 25, 1995
High School: Clovis
City, State: Clovis, Calif.
Travel Team: San Diego Show
Commitment: Southern California
Projected Draft Round: 1

A common method of generalizing a prospect’s potential at the big league level is to describe him using the floor and ceiling method. A high floor player, for instance, is one whose polish and present skills ensure him success even if he doesn’t develop much more. A high ceiling player has the physical tools to become a true standout if everything goes well, an All-Star caliber player.

A high ceiling position prospect is usually associated with one of two things; either a player whose bat could become truly elite level or a premium position talent whose bat is well above average at the position.

Fresno area shortstop Jacob Gatewood combines those two elements of a high ceiling prospect. He has enormous power potential at the plate. And he also has the athletic ability to potentially stay in the middle of the infield at shortstop. Major League shortstops who hit 25-plus home runs a year are in very short supply.

The best thing that may have happened to Gatewood for scouts last summer was that everyone got to see what a graceful athlete he is at shortstop defensively. He is nominally listed at 6-foot-5, but doesn’t appear that tall in person and would be well advised to list himself at a shorter height so as to not prejudice scouts against staying at shortstop due to his size. But Gatewood has a more narrow and lanky frame than a Carlos Correa or Corey Seager type shortstop and doesn’t necessarily project to add the 20-25 pounds that many 17-year olds will add over their next four to six years.

Gatewood has the smooth, gliding low effort actions that you want to see in a young shortstop, soft hands, and a quick and efficient release that stays compact and short. He has big arm strength when called upon but plays more frequently working through the ball with an almost Latin style approach.

Gatewood received plenty of national attention for winning the “Junior Division” of the MLB Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game in July, but in retrospect it might not have been the best thing for his game. There has never been any question that he has elite level power potential dating back to the 430-foot home run he blasted at the Area Code Games as an underclassman in 2012. He gets tremendous leverage and extension at contact with natural loft in his righthanded swing. Gatewood is the type of hitter if he does fill out in a Giancarlo Stanton type of way will have foul line to foul line power.

But over the course of last summer and fall, Gatewood consistently showed two types of swings. His early count swing starts with high hands and an exaggerated high back elbow. The length that swing approach naturally creates was further disadvantaged by Gatewood consistently getting a late start towards the ball with his lower half. The combination of the two frequently left Gatewood behind 88 mph plus fastballs.

His second swing showed good awareness in making adjustments but wasn’t executed well. When behind in the count, Gatewood would shorten his swing approach and start his swing much earlier, too early in most cases. He was frequently out on his front side reaching for pitches, most often behind in the count off-speed offerings and fastballs on the outside half, and as a result had an over-abundance of weak ground balls to second base.

The fact that Gatewood hit .320-4-31, a comparatively low batting average and home run total for a player of his tools, adds to the concern about his hit tool.

Just as was the case in the Draft Focus profile on Nick Gordon– a player with a much higher floor but realistically a lower ceiling than Gatewood – it warrants mentioning that Gatewood has top round potential on the mound. He threw against fellow Fresno area top prospect, 2013 righthander Carlos Salazar in a heavily cross-checked matchup last spring, and more than one high level scout left that game with the opinion that Gatewood, who was 5-1, 2.02 on the mound as a junior, was just as good a prospect on the mound. He’s reportedly been clocked up to 95 mph with a nasty curveball, but has always said he has no interest in pitching outside of high school.

Many scouts love the high ceiling prospects and pay less attention to the floors than others. Those are the scouts that are going to take the package described above and rank it with the very best high school players in the 2014 class.

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Scouting Grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 65 | Run: 45 | Arm: 60 | Field: 45 | Overall: 55

Gatewood made a name for himself on the national stage last summer, winning the junior portion of the All-Star Game Home Run Derby by bashing 13 homers with a metal bat at Citi Field in July. A month later, he won the Home Run Derby at the Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field.

Gatewood has tremendous power and bat speed, not to mention quality athleticism and arm strength. The best-case scenario is that he develops into an annual 30-homer hitter as a big league shortstop. Whether he realizes that upside depends on how much he develops at the plate and how much weight he'll eventually pack on his lean 6-foot-5 frame. Concerns about his hit tool were impacting his Draft stock a bit as the spring progressed.

The Southern California recruit has a busy setup at the plate and can struggle with his timing. He definitely has the arm for shortstop, but his speed and defense may not be more than average, which could eventually lead to a move to third base.


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ROUND 2: Monte Harrison, OF
6'2", 195, R/R, Lee's Summit West High School (Lee's Summit, Missouri)
DOB: 8/10/95


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Position: OF
Height: 6-3
Wecight: 200
Bats/Throws: R-R
Birthdate: Aug. 10, 1995
High School: Lee's Summit West
Cityc, State: Lee's Summit, Mo.
Travel Team: Marucci Elite
Commitment: Nebraska
Projected Draft Round: 2

If the Perfect Game 2014 Top 500 list was the equivalent of an entire high school senior class and published a yearbook, Missouri three-sport standout and Perfect Game All-American Monte Harrison would probably win two of the class awards.

He’d be a shoe-in for the Class Clown. Harrison has an ultra high energy smiling personality that is always turned on full volume. His antics bouncing between dugouts and teams at the PG All-American Classic was a constant that made his teammates, seemingly from both the East and West squads, shake their heads in wonderment.

More importantly, he would be the leading contender for Best Athlete.

Defining athleticism in that context isn’t easy. Michael Gettys has been compared to Mike Trout as an athlete and it doesn’t get much better than that. Bryan Dobzanski is perhaps the best wrestler in New Jersey state history, excels in football and thcrows 94 mph. Jon Littell is another three-sport standout who can play all over a football field both offensively and defensively. Jakson Reetz fits the same description as Littell and can play all the positions on the baseball field at a high level.

Harricson’s often spectacular performance at all three major sports would give him the nod, however.

He doesn’t get as much attention for his abilities on the basketball court as he does on baseball or football fields, but that doesn’t take away from his athletic achievements on the hardwood. Harrison led Lee's Summit West High School to a 27-4 record and a third-place finish in the state tournament this year, averaging 15.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. He’s also a finalist for the award given to the top basketball player in the greater Kansas City Metro area. Check out this video of Harrison before a game this winter.

Harrison is also a national level wide receiver prospect and is listed as a four-star recruit by most recruiting services. He caught 60 passes for 1,007 yards and 13 touchdowns last fall and also ran for 12 touchdowns on only 32 carries. Lee's Summit West went 13-1 on the season and was listed at 22nd in the country in the final MaxPreps rankings.

Harrison is signed with Nebraska to play both baseball and football. The Cornhusker football team is thin at wide receiver as a walk-on is currently listed at No. 1 on the depth chart to replace two-year starter Quincy Enumwa, a likely NFL draft pick next month. So, Harrison would have a real shot at competing for a starting position as a true freshman.

Bcut while being a four-star football recruit is an impressive ranking, it doesn’t measure up to being the 43rd ranked baseball player in the 2014 Perfect Game class rankings or a Perfect Game All-American. So it is relatively easy to claim that baseball is indeed Harrison’s top sport.

Harriscon’s overall athleticism at 6-foot-3, 200-pounds stands out on the baseball field as well. He ran the 60-yard dash at the Perfect Game National in 6.65 seconds. His speed will probably play at Major League average as he matures, which ironically is not a high value resume item for someone with a football wide receiver resume, but is still a valuable baseball tool. Unlike many football players, Harrison’s arm strength is a major weapon and ranks only second to Gettys' cannon in the class, and paints him as a plus future defensive right fielder.

Given how much time Harrison spends at other sports, it’s understandable that his swing is the most undeveloped part of his baseball package. But very notably, Harrison maxed out his baseball opportunities last summer, playing in multiple WWBA events with the Marucci Elite and even going to the Sunshine South showcase in addition to the PG National, Area Codes Games and the PG All-American Classic.

It was clear that Harrison wanted to play as much baseball as possible to make up for lost time and the results were obvious to any scout who followed him over a 10 week period. At the beginning of June Harrison showed raw bat speed and strength at contact but lacked flow and timing to his swing and was inconsistent with his mechanics and balance. He had no batting practice routine and even tried to switch-hit at the Sunshine South without any success.

cBut by August the game was slowing down for Harrison and he was much more consistent with his at-bats and his approach. His front side would still leak out early at times, but even at those times he was able to keep the barrel in the zone long enough to make hard contact to the opposite field. But the top level pitchers who overmatched him early in the summer were now facing a player who was going to battle and have a quality at-bat.

A very notable thing about Harrison as a hitter who plays limited amounts of baseball is that he has consistently shown a high level of hand/eye coordination and barrel control. He doesn’t have much swing-and-miss in his results and can get the barrel to the ball consistently. It’s just a matter of the timing and balance and mechanics coming together consistently to produce hard contact with all his quick-twitch strength behind it.

Harrison’s final playoff basketball game was on March 21 so he’s barely had a chance to play baseball yet this spring, although scouts are already tracking him and making their way to the Kansas City area. If last summer’s lesson is repeated, they better plan on going back in mid-May as well after the class of 2014’s best athlete gets his swing in shape.

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Scouting Grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 55 | Run: 60 | Arm: 70 | Field: 55 | Overall: 55

Few prospects in the 2014 Draft have as many options as Harrison. He's one of the best outfield prospects available, his arm strength could lead to a future on the mound if needed and he's also a four-star wide receiver recruit. He has committed to play both baseball and football at Nebraska, where the baseball coach (former All-Star outfielder Darin Erstad) once did the same.c

If Harrison's bat develops as hoped, he could have solid or better tools across the board. His most impressive attribute is his arm, as he was clocked at 97 mph making a throw from the outfield during the Perfect Game National in June. He's an above-average runner who could become a quality center fielder.

If not, Harrison has the bat and arm to profile well in right field. He has the strength and bat speed for above-average power. He'll need some time to develop at the plate, and his progress should be expedited once he focuses full-time on baseball.


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ROUND 3: Cy Sneed, RHP
6'4", 195, R/R, Dallas Baptist (Dallas, TX)
DOB: 10/1/92


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Scouting Grades: Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 45 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 45 | Overall: 45

The younger brother of Royals right-handed pitching prospect Zeb Sneed, Cy could have preceded him in pro ball, but he declined to sign with the Rangers as a 35th-round pick out of an Idaho high school in 2011. He instead headed to Dallas Baptist, where he has been a rotation mainstay since the first weekend of his college career.

Like his brother, Sneed relies mainly on his arm strength. He maintains a 90-92 mph fastball deep into games and is capable of reaching 95, though his heater is a bit straight.

For now, the rest of Sneed's arsenal is ordinary. He has some feel for using a three-pitch mix, though neither his curveball nor his changeup is a consistently average pitch. He throws a decent amount of strikes, but his command isn't terribly reliable, so he could wind up as a reliever down the road.


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ROUND 4: Troy Stokes, OF
5'11", 185, R/R, Calvert Hall College HS (Baltimore, MD)
DOB: 2/2/96


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ROUND 5: Dustin DeMuth, 3B
6'3", 215, L/R, Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)
DOB: 7/30/91


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ROUND 6: David Burkhalter, RHP
6'4", 185, R/R, Ruston HS (Ruston, LA)
DOB: 7/25/95


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ROUND 7: Mitch Meyer, OF
6'3", 185, L/R, Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS)
DOB: 2/18/1992


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ROUND 8: JB Kole, RHP
6'3", 192, R/R, Villanova University (Villanova, PA)
DOB: 1/26/1993


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ROUND 9: Greg McCall, C
6'1", 212, L/R, University of Texas-Arlington (Arlington, TX)
DOB: 12/25/1991


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ROUND 10: Javi Salas, RHP
6'4", 227, R/R, University of Miami (Miami, FL)
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ROUND 11: Brandon Woodruff, RHP
6'2", 225, L/R, Mississippi State University (Starkville, MS)
DOB: 2/10/93


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L-R, 6-2/230, Wheeler, Miss.
Previously Drafted: Rangers ’11 (5)

A former fifth round draft choice by the Texas Rangers out of high school, Woodruff arrived on campus with very high expectations attached to him. The performance has not quite matched the expectations, however, as Woodruff has dealt with up and down springs as well as injuries (stress fracture in his arm last year). He posted an ERA north of 6.00 in 2014, but has had outings that give scouts hope. In one particular outing, he worked at 93-96 mph and flashed a power slider at 82-84 mph. In most outings, though, he’s been closer to 89-92 mph with inconsistent command. The feeling among scouts, however, is that someone may get a steal if he can put it all together as a pro.


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ROUND 12: Jordan Yamamoto, RHP
6'0", 185, R/R, St Louis School (Honolulu, HI)
DOB: 5/11/96


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Pitching in Hawaii and with more pitchability than pure stuff, it might have been easy to forget about this second best pitching prospect from the islands. But a championship tournament start, and win, against the state's best prospect, potential first rounder Kodi Medeiros, certainly helped this right-hander's stock. Yamamoto tossed a complete-game, two-hit shutout in that contest, impressing with his four-pitch arsenal and his control. He was 92-93 mph from start to finish with his fastball and can command the pitch well. He throws both a slider and a curveball, with the former being a more advanced pitch right now. He also has good feel for a changeup, giving him the chance to have four Major League average or better pitches. He's not the biggest guy in the world, but he's athletic and durable, with every chance to start at the next level. While Medeiros will clearly come off the board first, a team that takes this Hawaiian high schooler later [on] might get a nice steal.


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ROUND 13: Kaleb Earls, RHP
6'5", 185, R/R, Limestone College (Gaffney, SC)
DOB: 3/17/93


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ROUND 14: Jonathan Oquendo, SS
6'3", 165, S/R, Maria Teresa Piñeiro HS (Toa Baja, Puerto Rico)
DOB: 3/21/96


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Jonathan Oquendo, ss, Maria Teresa Piniero HS
B-R, 6-3/165, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
College Commitment: None

Oquendo has come on quickly this spring as he has added more strength to his wiry 6-foot-3, 165-pound frame and developed more bat speed and the ability to drive the ball to the gaps. He is a smooth defensive player with soft hands and easy gliding actions and has the arm strength to stay at shortstop as he continues to get stronger.


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ROUND 15: Caleb Smith, RHP
6'4", 215, R/R, Rice University (Houston, TX)
DOB: 4/22/93


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Offline  Re: 2014 Official Draft Pick Selection/Signing Thread
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Posted: June 07, 2014, 9:39 AM Post
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ROUND 16: Benjamin Onyshko, LHP
6'2", 205, R/L, Vauxhall HS (Vauxhall, AB, Canada)
DOB: 10/18/96


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Offline  Re: 2014 Official Draft Pick Selection/Signing Thread
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ROUND 17: JJ Schwarz, C
6'1", 193, R/R, Palm Beach Gardens HS (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
DOB: 3/28/96


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J.J. Schwarz, c, Palm Beach Gardens HS
R-R, 6-2/190, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
College Commitment: Florida

Even though Nebraska’s Jakson Reetz and Louisiana’s Chase Vallot, both Perfect Game All-Americans, rank higher than Schwartz on the PG draft list, it wouldn’t be shocking if Schwartz was actually the first catcher selected. He has had an outstanding spring and been well showcased playing alongside Palm Beach Gardens teammate and first baseman Pavin Smith, another potential high round draft pick. Schwartz has an ideal catcher’s build at 6-foot-2, 190-pounds, combining both the strength and durability needed behind the plate with a high level of athleticism. Schwartz doesn’t have a single standout tool but is well rounded and polished in all aspects both offensively and defensively. Part of that is attributable to his father, Jeff, a former Major League reliever and a minor league instructor in the Marlins organization. Close followers of the draft know to never ignore Major League bloodlines.


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ROUND 18: Luke Curtis, RHP
6'1", 215, R/R, University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
DOB: 12/31/91


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