View Full Version : Official MLB Draft Thread - Day 2 - June 8th

06-08-2005, 11:34 AM
To start the day, the White Sox select with their 19th round pick...

Jordan Danks, OF, Round Rock HS (TX)

Danks has one of the more attractive power bats in the draft, which could have made him a first-round pick were he considered signable. Initially, there was talk that Danks wanted a similar bonus to the $2.1 million his brother John received from the Rangers as the ninth overall pick two years ago. Then he begged out of the draft altogether by telling any team that asked that he planned on attending Texas. If he gets picked at all, it likely will be as a late-round flier. Danks dominated the home run derby at the 2004 AFLAC All-America Game, beating Cameron Maybin by knocking several balls completely out of the park and onto a street behind right field in Aberdeen, Md. Because he's so big, his swing can get long at times, and he still needs to make adjustments against lefthanders and breaking pitches. But it's easy to imagine Danks becoming a big league home run champion one day. He's a fine athlete for his size, and his arm and instincts should make him a good right fielder.

His brother John is a top prospect in the Texas organization. This is a stretch to sign him.

From MLB.com...
COMMENT: Large frame. Large, lean well defined athletic body. Similar to Paul O'Neill. Big-time raw power. Hard contact, ball jumps off bat. LHH w/ power potential & plus defensive skills

06-08-2005, 11:52 AM
round 20

Josh Morgan, OF U of South Alabama

http://www.southalabama.edu/athletics/baseball/Player%20Bios%20(2005)/jmorgan.shtml (http://www.southalabama.edu/athletics/baseball/Player%20Bios%20%282005%29/jmorgan.shtml)

4A All-State catcher his junior and senior seasons. Plans on putting him back behind the dish?

06-08-2005, 12:09 PM
round 21

Raleigh Evans, LHP Lake City CC (FL)

06-08-2005, 12:51 PM
To start the day, the White Sox select with their 19th round pick...

Jordan Danks, OF, Round Rock HS (TX)

Sent a letter to all teams asking not to be drafted. Gonna take top-10-pick type of money to sign him. Would certainly make up for not having a second rounder, LOL!

06-08-2005, 01:26 PM
Round 22

Christian Marrero, OF Broward CC

06-08-2005, 01:27 PM
round 23

Robert La Fromboise LHP Rio Hondo College (CA)

06-08-2005, 01:28 PM
round 24

Tyler Wright, CF Charlotte (FL) HS

06-08-2005, 01:42 PM
round 25

Andrew Beatty, LHP West Aurora (IL) HS

COMMENT: Medium, athletic frame. Broad shoulders. Arm works easy. Strong lower half. Good body. Maintains arm speed w/ occasional good depth, deception circle change. Effective to LHH and RHH. Around plate w/ three pitches from wind-up.

06-08-2005, 01:54 PM
round 26

Anthony Carter, RHP Georgia Perimeter College

COMMENT: Body similar to Kevin Brown. Athletic RHP w/ quick, strong arm. FB arm side run, occasional cut life. Establishes FB, likes to work inside. Late, sharp break slider w/ some tilt. Feel for straight change. Around plate w/ all pitches. Arm strength w/ projectable body.


06-08-2005, 02:09 PM
round 27

Daniel Jordan, C Broward CC (FL)

Former 3B, Sox had listed as a catcher

06-08-2005, 02:25 PM
round 28

Justin Sincock, RHP Golden West College (CA)

6'9" 210

06-08-2005, 02:40 PM
round 29

Aljay Davis, 2B NE Oklahoma A & M

http://www.neoam.edu/~baseball/DavisAlJay.html (http://www.neoam.edu/%7Ebaseball/DavisAlJay.html)

06-08-2005, 02:55 PM
round 30

Brandon Langston, RHP Cleveland St. CC


5-3, 4.82 ERA 55 SO 19 BB

06-08-2005, 03:25 PM
round 31

Lucas Luetge, LHP Bellville HS (TX)

COMMENT: Lean, lanky build, long arms. FB mostly 83-85 mph. Feel for circle change w/ good arm speed and sink.

06-08-2005, 03:35 PM
round 32

Matthew Headley, LHP San Jacinto College (TX)

Bats: Left
Throws: Left
6'2" 180 lbs.
La Porte High School
La Porte, Texas


06-08-2005, 03:45 PM
round 33

Scott Savastano, SS Plymouth North HS (MA)

06-08-2005, 03:54 PM
round 34

Timothy Day, RHP Michigan State University


06-08-2005, 04:04 PM
round 35

Marcus Causey, OF South Florida CC

06-08-2005, 04:13 PM
round 36

Nate Templeton, RHP Valley HS (IA)

06-08-2005, 04:22 PM
round 37

Brian Flores, LHP New Mexico Junior College

NM JC won the 2005 Junior College World Series this year. Flores won both of his starts, was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Pitcher. 22nd round pick of the White Sox in 2004.

Flores assembled a 10-1, 2.28 record this year with 123 strikeouts in 79 innings. He showed better command of a three-pitch assortment that included a 92 mph fastball and a solid 12-to-6 curveball.

06-08-2005, 04:33 PM
round 38

Enrique Escolano, RHP Kell HS (GA)

06-08-2005, 04:42 PM
round 39

Jovan Rosa, SS E. Hartford HS (CT)

06-08-2005, 04:51 PM
round 40

Rafael Vera, 2B Sarasota HS (FL)

6'1" 180 lbs.

That's it for today, I'll get the last 10 picks tomorrow.

06-08-2005, 04:57 PM
Good job, Fungo. I appreciate that you've kept us informed on all the goings on.


06-08-2005, 07:46 PM
I am disapointed with day 2 of the draft. It seems like we have taken too many high school kids. I read about danks in BA and I like the pick even though it will be a stretch to sign him. Who knows, maybe we will throw some money at him saying that we didn't have a 2nd round pick, but I doubt it.

06-08-2005, 09:07 PM
Good job, Fungo. I appreciate that you've kept us informed on all the goings on.


You betcha'. I enjoy it. These are a couple of my favorite days of the year.

Here's the remainder of the Sox selections. I'll do some digging tomorrow to see what I can find out about these guys. High schoolers are tough, college guys usually have a media guide or roster online that gives you a little info.

41 Kris Welker c U. of Iowa IA
42 Michael Kelly LHP Lafayette HS, Mayo, Fla. FL
43 Brooks Dunn lhp Mississippi State U. MS
44 Drew George ss Lower Columbia (Wash.) CC WA
45 Cody Wright LHP Bountiful, Utah UT
46 Brendan O'Donnell OF Santa Barbara (Calif.) CC CA
47 John Wolff 2b Harvard U. MA
48 Chris Cassidy lhp Claremont (Calif.) HS CA
49 Steven Squires rhp Wayne State (Mich.) U. MI
50 Kyle Landers LHP Noblesville (Ind.) HS IN

06-08-2005, 09:19 PM
Welker is a project, I've seen him play, he started at the position as a senior in HS.

06-09-2005, 12:15 AM
A bit off topic, but I continue to be amazed at the speed MLB rips though these picks. Thanks to fungo, we can see that it takes maybe 9 - 11 minutes to zip through a round of all 30 MLB teams. WOW!


06-09-2005, 12:29 AM
49 Steven Squires rhp Wayne State (Mich.) U. MI

Any relation to Mike Squires?

06-09-2005, 08:37 AM
Any relation to Mike Squires?

Personal: Full name--Steven Michael Squires ... born June 17, 1983, in Harvey, Ill. ... son of Michael and Maureen Squires ... father played first base for the Chicago White Sox from 1975-1985 ... hit .260 in 779 career games and had a fielding percentage of .995 ... has two sisters, Lisa and Connie ... is majoring in exercise science.


06-09-2005, 08:41 AM
round 41

Kris Welker c U. of Iowa IA


06-09-2005, 08:46 AM
round 43

Brooks Dunn, LHP Mississippi State


06-09-2005, 09:05 AM
round 46

Brendan O'Donnell, OF Santa Barbara CC (CA)


Favorite food is chocolate malted crunch

06-09-2005, 09:07 AM
round 47

John Wolff, 2b Harvard U. (MA)


Grandfather Bob is in the Baseball Hall of Fame as a broadcaster

06-09-2005, 09:11 AM
round 44

Drew George, SS Lower Columbia CC (WA)


Swith hitting Shortstop