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2014 Draft Pick Discussion, Rounds 6-20

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Posted: June 07, 2014, 8:47 AM Post
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miggs, I think it's safe to say that Kendall is Vandy bound. Tony Kemp 2.0.


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Posted: June 07, 2014, 11:04 AM Post
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We have a 2nd Hawaiian HS pitcher. Interesting.


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Love the pick of the second Hawaiian pitcher, this time a righty...Great report on him on the MLB draft tracker, could be a nice steal in the 12th round


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Posted: June 07, 2014, 11:39 AM Post
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Here's Brandon Woodruff's (11th round) report:

216. Brandon Woodruff, rhp, Mississippi State (JR)
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.

And Jonathan Oquendo's (14th round):

359. 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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Posted: June 07, 2014, 11:41 AM Post
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Nationals take Ryan Ripken. I wonder if they're trying to entice Cal into joining the organization.


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Posted: June 07, 2014, 11:52 AM Post
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Cleveland just took a pitcher from UW-Stevens Point.


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Posted: June 07, 2014, 12:01 PM Post
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Signing J.J. Schwarz as a 17th rounder seems unlikely, but here's his report:

87. 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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Posted: June 07, 2014, 12:03 PM Post
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Probably be near impossible to sign JJ Schwarz, highly touted Florida commit


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Posted: June 07, 2014, 12:12 PM Post
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Curtis Curtis? What was his momma thinking?


Last edited by TooLiveBrew on June 07, 2014, 12:24 PM, edited 1 time in total.
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Posted: June 07, 2014, 12:14 PM Post
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11th round: Brandon Woodruff, MSU (2014) 6.75 ERA, 37.1 IP, 47 H, 25 BB, 29 K (did not give up a HR though to 157 batters)

15th round: Caleb Smith, Rice (2014) 8.16 ERA, 14 IP, 15 BB, 20 K (three schools in three years - Auburn, CC, Rice)

Could be some long innings in Helena and Maryvale this year.


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Curtis Curtis? U. Of Pittsburgh calls him "Luke". Yeah, I assumed Schwarz was a flyer who probably will not sign. His father played in MLB for 2 years apparently.


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Ben Onyshko, 16th round, PG player profile (no report):

http://www.perfectgame.org/Players/Play ... ?ID=307011

Zach Hirsch, 19th round, PG player profile (no report):

http://www.perfectgame.org/Players/Play ... ?ID=207440


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Posted: June 07, 2014, 12:24 PM Post
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Here you go LouisEly. You just bring in Hirsch to put out the fire.

Player ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA

57 Hirsch, Zach..... 1.72 5-2 31 0 0 0/0 4 52.1 36 12 10 14 50 6 0 1 187 .193 2 2 0 0 2


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Posted: June 07, 2014, 12:37 PM Post
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Another talented player here late on Day 3. Like Schwarz, very unlikely he signs. Here's his report:

196. Tate Blackman, ss, Lake Brantley HS
B/R, 6-0/185, Altamonte Springs, Fla.
College Commitment: Mississippi

Blackman is the fourth and final of a set of Blackman Brothers that have come through Lake Brantley High School and moved on to baseball at the next level, joining Trey (Stetson), Ted (Coastal Carolina) and Tanner (currently a junior at Stetson). None of Blackman’s older siblings went on to play professional baseball, though, a very likely destination for Tate either this year or after three years at Mississippi. Blackman isn’t an extremely toolsy player but grades out as Major League average across the board with ability that plays up with his feel for the game on both offense and defense. Any team that drafts him with the intent on signing him will probably have extensive notes from last summer, when Blackman frequently outperformed some of his more athletic teammates at major events across the country.


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There's your Wisconsin guy. Pretty much struggled at Notre Dame though. Another LouisEly special.


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Posted: June 07, 2014, 8:54 PM Post
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re the 6th rounder Burkhalter.

I love the idea of high school guys that are 'just under 90 mph' but with great control on multiple pitches. If you have a bundle of them, 2 or 3 will add 5 mph over the next 3 to 4 years, and you will have a couple 95 mph guys with control. When I compare him to Sneed (third round) I almost feel their draft positions could be swapped.


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Posted: June 07, 2014, 9:27 PM Post
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Burkhalter also said he was going to sign right?

I hope he doesn't wind up setting up bowling leagues; a few Vietnam Vets might not roll on Shabbos.


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Posted: June 07, 2014, 10:03 PM Post
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Awesome movie reference!

"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation."
- Plato
"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something."
- Plato


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Brewers' 19th-rounder impresses on and off the field
Befriending high school student with Asperger's indicative of Hirsch's character
By Caitlin Swieca / MLB.com

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Crew goes back to Hawaii for 12th-round pick

"I mean, the two Hawaiian kids on the same team, being drafted by the same organization in the same Draft is really cool," Yamamoto said. "I'm happy for him (Kodi Medeiros), happy that he got what he got. We're going to have fun up there."

Sounds like Medeiros has shared with him an agreed-to first-round signing number.


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Brandon Woodruff selected early on day 3 of draft
Michael Bonner, Clarion (MS) Ledger

The third Mississippi State player came off the board on Saturday in the MLB first-year player draft. Milwaukee selected pitcher Brandon Woodruff in the 11th round, 326th overall.

Saturday marks the second time in Woodruff's career that he heard his name called on draft day. In 2011 before enrolling at Mississippi State, the Texas Rangers picked the right-handed pitcher in the fifth round. The Rangers selected Woodruff 152 spots higher than the Brewers.

Woodruff joined pitchers Jacob Lindgren and Jonathan Holder, who were also drafted. Both Lindgren and Holder were taken by the New York Yankees.

Woodruff now has a decision to make. He can cut his losses and sign with the Brewers. Woodruff saw his role decrease at MSU from Friday-night starter to cleanup duty reliever.

Woodruff appeared in 15 games in 2014 and posted a 6.75 ERA. He walked 25 batters in 37 1/3 innings. If those numbers continue, he won't get too many opportunities in 2015. The Bulldogs have younger arms to develop and can't necessarily wait for Woodruff to iron out his issues.

As a junior, Woodruff also holds the most leverage he'll have in negotiations. He can threaten to go back to Mississippi State for his senior year if he doesn't agree with the terms presented by the Brewers. Next year he has no option but to sign.

However, the junior has the option to play in the Cape Cod League. He could play in the premier college baseball summer league, fix his mechanics, confidence and come back to Starkville to write a new chapter in his career. An improved 2015 season would undoubtedly help his stock and perhaps move him into the slot he passed up three years ago.

Woodruff has until July 18 to sign a deal with the Brewers.

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Columbus (MS) Dispatch

Brandon Woodruff was drafted in the 11th round Saturday by the Milwaukee Brewers. The 2012 National League Central Division champions are hoping to sign Woodruff on the potential of his arsenal of pitches. Woodruff was a top prospect out of Wheeler High School and turned down around $500,000 to come to MSU after being selected by the Texas Rangers with the 23rd pick in the fifth round of the 2011 MLB Draft. In his first three seasons, Woodruff went 3-6 with a 4.70 ERA, starting 18 games in 34 appearances with 81 strikeouts in 90 innings pitched. Woodruff struggled with the starting rotation role in his junior season by going 1-3 with a 6.75 ERA in 15 appearances that included six starts.

"I would like to thank the Bulldog family for all the support and encouragement over the past few years," Woodruff said. "I am excited to see what the future holds, knowing that Starkville will always be my home."


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