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KRS1
06-06-2006, 04:56 AM
Okay, so it's 3:00 AM here, so I thought I start things up early.

Got a couple mocks for those interested in possible outcomes and where people sit right now.

http://www.minorleagueball.com/

Multiple mocks, goes through round five.

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article_perspectives.jsp?ymd=20060605&content_id=1489090&vkey=perspectives&fext=.jsp

MLB.com has there's up, kind of bad if you ask me, as no way Miller falls to the D-Backs. They have us taking Chris Perez, a guy I mentioned in the 06' draft discussion thread as someone I would be interested in as he is the nations tops closer. Wouldnt be a great pick, but not horrible as he has been mentioned as the most major league ready arm and we could hope he can jump into our pen this year. With Walden still left on the board in most drafts, I would absolutely be drooling over him at # 29.

The Wimperoo
06-06-2006, 08:04 AM
Baseball America's mock has us taking Chris Perez as welll.

Dan Mega
06-06-2006, 08:34 AM
With Walden still left on the board in most drafts, I would absolutely be drooling over him at # 29.

I saw a mock draft where Kyle McCulloch (Texas RHP) fell to the White Sox, but I greatly doubt it. I'm guessing they'll get Perez too.

Randar68
06-06-2006, 10:40 AM
Based on previous years, let me help frame the way this thread should work:

Someone (I'll volunteer) will post the picks, 10 at a time or so for the first day (just make one post and keep updating as the picks are made).

We don't need 13 posts all saying the name of the guy we just picked...

Then, discuss... then the next 5... etc...

By all means, general draft discussion, especially for the first couple of rounds, is going to be a bit willy-nilly... just trying to give a few basic guidelines for how to make this the best, most readable thread possible...

Enjoy, the draft is just hours away and nobody has a clue what's going to happen this year...

Randar68
06-06-2006, 10:51 AM
First Round
1. Royals
2. Rockies
3. Devil Rays
4. Pirates
5. Mariners
6. Tigers
7. Dodgers
8. Reds
9. Orioles
10. Giants
11. Diamondbacks
12. Rangers
13. Cubs
14. Blue Jays
15. Nationals
16. Brewers
17. Padres
18. Phillies (from Mets for Type A Billy Wagner)
19. Marlins
20. Twins
21. Yankees (from Phillies for Type A Tom Gordon)
22. Nationals (from Athletics for Type B Esteban Loaiza)
23. Astros
24. Braves
25. Angels (from Indians for Type B Paul Byrd)
26. Dodgers (from Angels for Type A Jeff Weaver)
27. Red Sox
28. Red Sox (from Yankees for Type A Johnny Damon)
29. White Sox
30. Cardinals

Supplemental First Round
31. Dodgers (for Weaver)
32. Orioles (for Type A B.J. Ryan)
33. Giants (for Type A Scott Eyre)
34. Diamondbacks (for Type A Tim Worrell)
35. Padres (for Type A Ramon Hernandez)
36. Marlins (for Type A A.J. Burnett)
37. Phillies (for Wagner)
38. Braves (for Type A Kyle Farnsworth)
39. Indians (for Type A Bob Howry)
40. Red Sox (for Damon)
41. Yankees (for Gordon)
42. Cardinals (for Type A Matt Morris)
43. Braves (for Type A Rafael Furcal)
44. Red Sox (for Type A Bill Mueller)

Second-Round
45. Royals
46. Rockies
47. Devil Rays
48. Pirates
49. Mariners
50. Tigers
51. Braves (from Dodgers for Furcal)
52. Reds
53. Padres (from Orioles for Hernandez)
54. Cardinals (from Giants for Morris)
55. Diamondbacks
56. Indians (from Rangers for Type B Kevin Millwood)
57. Indians (from Cubs for Howry)
58. Orioles (from Blue Jays for Ryan)
59. Nationals
60. Brewers
61. Padres
62. Mets
63. Marlins
64. Twins
65. Phillies
66. Athletics
67. Astros
68. Braves
69. Indians
70. Nationals (from Angels for Type B Hector Carrasco)
71. Red Sox
72. Braves (from Yankees for Farnsworth)
73. White Sox
74. Cardinals

Supplemental Second Round
75. Indians (for Type C Scott Elarton)
76. Cardinals (for Type C Abraham Nunez)

Randar68
06-06-2006, 10:57 AM
Third-Round
77. Royals
78. Rockies
79. Devil Rays
80. Pirates
81. Mariners
82. Tigers
83. Red Sox (from Dodgers for Mueller)
84. Reds
85. Orioles
86. Diamondbacks (from Giants for Worrell)
87. Diamondbacks
88. Rangers
89. Giants (from Cubs for Eyre)
90. Marlins (from Blue Jays for Burnett)
91. Nationals
92. Brewers
93. Padres
94. Mets
95. Marlins
96. Twins
97. Phillies
98. Athletics
99. Astros
100. Braves
101. Indians
102. Angels
103. Red Sox
104. Yankees
105. White Sox
106. Cardinals


Fourth-Round
107. Royals
108. Rockies
109. Devil Rays
110. Pirates
111. Mariners
112. Tigers
113. Dodgers
114. Reds
115. Orioles
116. Giants
117. Diamondbacks
118. Rangers
119. Twins (from Cubs for Type B Jacque Jones)
120. Blue Jays
121. Nationals
122. Brewers
123. Padres
124. Mets
125. Marlins
126. Twins
127. Phillies
128. Athletics
129. Astros
130. Braves
131. Indians
132. Angels
133. Red Sox
134. Yankees
135. White Sox
136. Cardinals

Fifth-Round (and every round thereafter)
107. Royals
108. Rockies
109. Devil Rays
110. Pirates
111. Mariners
112. Tigers
113. Dodgers
114. Reds
115. Orioles
116. Giants
117. Diamondbacks
118. Rangers
119. Cubs
120. Blue Jays
121. Nationals
122. Brewers
123. Padres
124. Mets
125. Marlins
126. Twins
127. Phillies
128. Athletics
129. Astros
130. Braves
131. Indians
132. Angels
133. Red Sox
134. Yankees
135. White Sox
136. Cardinals

Randar68
06-06-2006, 11:06 AM
BTW, I would be tempted to take HS 1B Lars Anderson with the Sox pick if I had the opportunity. None of the arms projected to be there at the end of the first round have me all that enthused...

Although Kiker is an interesting case should he be there when the Sox pick...

Mickster
06-06-2006, 11:12 AM
Randar,

Where can you see the draft picks real-time online? I know that XM is carrying the draft live on 189.

Randar68
06-06-2006, 11:31 AM
Randar,

Where can you see the draft picks real-time online? I know that XM is carrying the draft live on 189.

MLB.com has live video and audio coverage and updats their site pretty quickly as well.

Randar68
06-06-2006, 12:05 PM
The top ten picks:

1. Royals - Luke Hochevar, RHP
2. Rockies - Greg Reynolds, RHP, Stanford - rumored pre-draft deal below slot
3. Devil Rays - Evan Longoria, 3B, Cal St Long Beach
4. Pirates - Brad Lincoln, RHP, U of Houston
5. Mariners - Brandon Morrow, RHP, UC Berkely
6. Tigers - Andrew Miller, LHP, UNC - Great Pick for the Tigers.
7. Dodgers - Clayton Kershaw, LHP, Highland Park HS (TX)
8. Reds - Drew Stubbs, CF, Texas
9. Orioles - Billy Rowel, SS, Bishop Eustace Prep (NJ) (will move to 3B in all likelihood)
10. Giants - Tim Lincecum, RHP Washington

fuzzy_patters
06-06-2006, 12:13 PM
The top ten picks:

1. Royals - Luke Hochevar, RHP
2. Rockies - Greg Reynolds, RHP, Stanford - rumored pre-draft deal below slot
3. Devil Rays - Evan Longoria, 3B, Cal St Long Beach
4. Pirates - Brad Lincoln, RHP, U of Houston
5. Mariners - Brandon Morrow, RHP, UC Berkely
6. Tigers - Andrew Miller, LHP, UNC - Great Pick for the Tigers.
7. Dodgers - Clayton Kershaw, LHP, Highland Park HS (TX)
8. Reds
9. Orioles
10. Giants

Miller's video looks like Andrew Sisco from the Royals.

Randar68
06-06-2006, 12:15 PM
Miller's video looks like Andrew Sisco from the Royals.

Miller's a very polished pitcher who will move quickly through their system, much more advanced than Sisco at the same stage, although not as hard a thrower.

Randar68
06-06-2006, 12:18 PM
11. Diamondbacks - Max Scherzer, Missouri
12. Rangers - Kasey Kiker, Russel Co HS (AL)
13. Cubs - Tyler Colvin, LF, Clemson - BIIIIIG Reach at this point
14. Blue Jays - Travis Snider, RF, Jackson HS (WA)
15. Nationals - Chris Marrero, OF, Monsignor Edward Pace HS (FL)
16. Brewers - Jeremy Jeffress, RHP, Halifax Co Sr. HS (VA)
17. Padres - Matt Antonelli, 3B, Wake Forest
18. Phillies (from Mets for Type A Billy Wagner) - Kyle Drabek, SS/RHP, The Woodlands HS (TX)
19. Marlins - Brett Sinkbeil, RHP, Missouri St
20. Twins - Chris Parmelee, RF, Chino Hills HS (CA)

The Wimperoo
06-06-2006, 12:21 PM
Nice work Cubs

Randar68
06-06-2006, 12:24 PM
Closing in on the Sox first rounder:

21. Yankees (from Phillies for Type A Tom Gordon) - Ian Kennedy, RHP, USC
22. Nationals (from Athletics for Type B Esteban Loaiza) - Colten Willems, RHP, John Carroll HS (FL)
23. Astros - Maxwell Sapp, C, Bishop Moore School (FL)
24. Braves - John Johnson, OF, A Crawford Mosley HS (FL)
25. Angels (from Indians for Type B Paul Byrd) - Hyun Choi Conger, C, Huntington Beach HS (CA)
26. Dodgers (from Angels for Type A Jeff Weaver) - Avery Morris, RHP, Motlow St CC
27. Red Sox - Jason Place, CF, Wren HS (SC)
28. Red Sox (from Yankees for Type A Johnny Damon) - Daniel Bard, RHP, UNC
29. White Sox - Kyle McCulloch, RHP, Texas
30. Cardinals - Adam Ottavino, RHP, Northeastern

Randar68
06-06-2006, 12:31 PM
Baseball America's Scouting Report lists him as #16 overall prospect:

16. Kyle McCulloch, rhp
School: Texas. Class: Jr.
Hometown: Houston
B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-3. Wt.: 185. Birthdate: 3/20/85.
Scouting Report: McCulloch's stuff isn't as sexy as the pitchers ahead of him on this list, though he's a better bet to reach his ceiling as a No. 3 or 4 starter than most. "He's a safe pick," a regional crosschecker said. "You know he's a big leaguer. Maybe you get Brad Radke out of him." The Longhorns initially signed McCulloch as a shortstop out of Houston power Bellaire High, where he played both ways but first emerged as an infielder. He's a good athlete for a pitcher and quite consistent. McCulloch's velocity has been down a little this year, as his fastball has sat at 88-90 mph, compared to 89-92 in 2005, when he won the deciding game of the College World Series. His best pitch is his plus changeup, and both his curveball and solid are effective if not spectacular. Early in the spring, he struggled when he relied too heavily on his secondary stuff, but righted himself when he returned to working off his fastball. Besides winning at premier high school and college programs, McCulloch also has proven himself against top summer competition. He held his own as a reliever in the Cape Cod League in 2004 and tied for the Team USA college team lead with four victories in 2005.
W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO
8 4 2.98 16 1 94 90 24 75

Fungo
06-06-2006, 12:33 PM
Kyle McCulloch, rhp, Texas

http://www.texassports.com/index.php?s=&url_channel_id=18&change_well_id=17&member_id=19

steveironcity
06-06-2006, 12:38 PM
The Sox have selected Pitcher McColloch in the first round 29th overall

Tekijawa
06-06-2006, 12:38 PM
Can I call him K-MAC yet or do we have to wait until he gets to the big leagues?

Randar68
06-06-2006, 12:39 PM
Taking a short break before the Supplemental Round, Sox pick again at #73

Supplemental First Round
31. Dodgers (for Weaver) - Preston Mattingly, SS, Evansville Central HS (IN)
32. Orioles (for Type A B.J. Ryan) - Pedro Beato, RHP, St. Petersburg JC (FL) - projected mid-first pick
33. Giants (for Type A Scott Eyre) - Emmanuel Burriss, SS, Kent State
34. Diamondbacks (for Type A Tim Worrell) - Brooks Brown, RHP, Georgia
35. Padres (for Type A Ramon Hernandez) - Kyler Burke, RF, Ooltewah HS (TN)
36. Marlins (for Type A A.J. Burnett) - Chris Coghlan, 3B, Mississippi
37. Phillies (for Wagner) - Adrian Cardenas, SS, Monsignor Edward Pace HS (FL) - 2nd pick from this HS already
38. Braves (for Type A Kyle Farnsworth) - Cory Rasmus, RHP, Russell Co HS (AL)
39. Indians (for Type A Bob Howry) - David Huff, LHP, UCLA
40. Red Sox (for Damon) - Kristofer Johnson, LHP, Wichita State
41. Yankees (for Gordon) - Joba Chamberlain, RHP, Nebraska
42. Cardinals (for Type A Matt Morris) - Christopher Perez, RHP, Miami
43. Braves (for Type A Rafael Furcal) - Steven Evarts, LHP, Robinson HS (FL)
44. Red Sox (for Type A Bill Mueller) - Caleb Clay, RHP, Cullman HS (AL)

Randar68
06-06-2006, 12:40 PM
Kyle McCulloch, rhp, Texas

http://www.texassports.com/index.php?s=&url_channel_id=18&change_well_id=17&member_id=19

I'm not terribly impressed and don't feel he has a very high ceiling... Spending a 1st rounder on a potential #4 or 5 starter?

Mickster
06-06-2006, 12:41 PM
Can I call him K-MAC yet or do we have to wait until he gets to the big leagues?

Toenails on a blackboard it is! :redneck

Dan Mega
06-06-2006, 12:41 PM
I saw a mock draft where Kyle McCulloch (Texas RHP) fell to the White Sox, but I greatly doubt it. I'm guessing they'll get Perez too.

From now on, I'm sticking to what the mock draft says!

Britt Burns
06-06-2006, 12:45 PM
I've seen McCulloch pitch many times, and am excited about this pick. He's a smart pitcher with good control and a plus breaking pitch. Worst case he should be the kind of guy that racks up impressive numbers in the minors, allowing KW to get a high return for him in a trade.

Fungo
06-06-2006, 12:46 PM
I'm not terribly impressed and don't feel he has a very high ceiling... Spending a 1st rounder on a potential #4 or 5 starter?I agree, but most publications and people I've talked to seem to think he is a sure fire big leaguer. Somethimes when you draft for potential, it never pans out. I like Texas pitchers too.

Randar68
06-06-2006, 12:48 PM
I agree, but most publications and people I've talked to seem to think he is a sure fire big leaguer. Somethimes when you draft for potential, it never pans out. I like Texas pitchers too.

I've never seen him in person and only seen limited video, so I'll certainly wait to judge...

Rgilliam32
06-06-2006, 12:48 PM
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

23 McCulloch, Kyle.. 3.61 8-5 19 18 0 0/1 1 109.2 113 59 44 32 82 22 5 3 421 .268 6 14 0 2 9


@ U OF TEXAS

Randar68
06-06-2006, 12:49 PM
The Sox have selected Pitcher McColloch in the first round 29th overall

"Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?"

Seriously, check "Minor Observations" for an entire draft-day thread

Britt Burns
06-06-2006, 12:51 PM
I'm not terribly impressed and don't feel he has a very high ceiling... Spending a 1st rounder on a potential #4 or 5 starter?


In this weak of a draft, coming away with a 4th or 5th starter would most likely put you ahead of what most clubs get.

Fungo
06-06-2006, 12:51 PM
I've never seen him in person and only seen limited video, so I'll certainly wait to judge...Now if we'd have picked him at are normal slot of 12-15, I wouldn't like it at all, but at 29 I can deal with it. This draft position is new to all of us here, so I really didn't know what to expect. Solid pick,but not spectacular.

Fungo
06-06-2006, 12:54 PM
Is everyone else excited about Jimmie Lee Solomon NOT announcing the remainder of the draft? I look forward to Tommy Lasorda announcing the Dodgers picks

Randar68
06-06-2006, 12:55 PM
Is everyone else excited about Jimmie Lee Solomon NOT announcing the remainder of the draft? I look forward to Tommy Lasorda announcing the Dodgers picks

No kidding, he is terrible, and they're about 2-3 picks behind the Draft Tracker too... ***?

SouthSide_HitMen
06-06-2006, 12:57 PM
"Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?"

Seriously, check "Minor Observations" for an entire draft-day thread

Kyle McColloch will be inserted into the White Sox bullpen for the Tigers series. :praying:

Fungo
06-06-2006, 01:00 PM
Mine has caught up. Stream was way behind in the first round.

Cody Johnson to the Braves was a nice pick in the first. Burriss to the Giants in the Comp A round was good also. Burriss has been on the rise recently.

Fungo
06-06-2006, 01:01 PM
Sox next pick at 73, we have a while...@ 38 now.

Randar68
06-06-2006, 01:27 PM
4 picks to go and Wes Hodges still on the board...

Fungo
06-06-2006, 01:28 PM
Houston selects Division II pitcher of the year Sergio Perez out of Tampa. Tampa just won the D II College World Series.

Randar68
06-06-2006, 01:28 PM
4 picks to go and Wes Hodges still on the board...

Holy crap did I jinx that... Injuns just grabbed him at #69

Fungo
06-06-2006, 01:28 PM
4 picks to go and Wes Hodges still on the board...Indians just grabbed him at 69.

Dustin Evans to the Braves at 68 was a guy I liked.

Randar68
06-06-2006, 01:29 PM
Also worth noting that a local player out of Joliet Catholic went #64 to the Twins, OF'er William Benson.

Britt Burns
06-06-2006, 01:29 PM
Damn, was hoping the Sox woud have a chance to get Hodges.

champagne030
06-06-2006, 01:29 PM
Damn Twinkies taking Benson out of JCA. I hope he goes attends college now.

Edit: Too late on my post.

Randar68
06-06-2006, 01:31 PM
With the 73rd pick in the draft, the White Sox select Matthew Long, RHP, Miami.

College closer with plus fastball and curve who had Tommy John in 2004 and is just returning to form. Been drafted twice before:

Here is what Baseball America has to say about their #63 overall prospect:

63. Matt Long, rhp

School: Miami (Ohio). Class: Sr.
Hometown: Granville, Ohio
B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-6. Wt.: 200. Birthdate: 2/23/84.
Scouting Report: Long was one of Ohio's top high school prospects in 2002, as scouts looked at his long, lean frame and expected his stuff would mature along with his body. After a detour for Tommy John surgery in 2004 and rehabilitating his elbow in 2005, those projections finally have come true this spring. Long's fastball now sits at 92-94 mph and has peaked at 96. His curveball was his best pitch in high school, and he has regained a hard, tight breaking ball. He also has shown the command and durability scouts hoped for. Miami has used him in relief, and he could move quickly if he remains in that role in pro ball. After turning down the Giants as a 34th-round pick last year, Long is now poised to go much higher, perhaps as early as the supplemental first round.
W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO
4 2 2.34 22 8 35 27 10 37

SoxSpeed22
06-06-2006, 01:31 PM
Matthew Long seems like an interesting choice, as long as his elbow holds up.

shaunburnette
06-06-2006, 01:32 PM
He has already had elbow surgery. Great!:(:

whitesoxfan1986
06-06-2006, 01:35 PM
the guy has had elbow problems-sounds like a Flub pick to me.

SoxxoS
06-06-2006, 01:35 PM
He has already had elbow surgery. Great!:(:

Its become more the norm than the exception, I like that it's out of the way.

Fungo
06-06-2006, 01:35 PM
With the 73rd pick in the draft, the White Sox select Matthew Long, RHP, Miami.

College closer with plus fastball and curve who had Tommy John in 2004 and is just returning to form. Been drafted twice before:

Here is what Baseball America has to say about their #63 overall prospect:

63. Matt Long, rhp

School: Miami (Ohio). Class: Sr.
Hometown: Granville, Ohio
B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-6. Wt.: 200. Birthdate: 2/23/84.
Scouting Report: Long was one of Ohio's top high school prospects in 2002, as scouts looked at his long, lean frame and expected his stuff would mature along with his body. After a detour for Tommy John surgery in 2004 and rehabilitating his elbow in 2005, those projections finally have come true this spring. Long's fastball now sits at 92-94 mph and has peaked at 96. His curveball was his best pitch in high school, and he has regained a hard, tight breaking ball. He also has shown the command and durability scouts hoped for. Miami has used him in relief, and he could move quickly if he remains in that role in pro ball. After turning down the Giants as a 34th-round pick last year, Long is now poised to go much higher, perhaps as early as the supplemental first round.
W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO
4 2 2.34 22 8 35 27 10 37

http://muredhawks.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/long_matt00.html

jenn2080
06-06-2006, 01:38 PM
The Chicago White Sox selected pitcher Kyle McCulloch
with the 29th overall pick of the draft Tuesday.

The University of Texas product helped win a National
Championship for the Longhorns by going 12-4 this season.

CHISOXFAN13
06-06-2006, 01:41 PM
Also worth noting that a local player out of Joliet Catholic went #64 to the Twins, OF'er William Benson.

Also looking forward to seeing where former Mt. Carmel product and Western Michigan standout Dan O'Brien lands today.

patbooyah
06-06-2006, 01:41 PM
my girlfriend went to college in granville. so i can pretty much answer any question you might have about our newest member's hometown. let's see... really old cemetary, very few people, and a decent pizza place. yep. that's about it.

cleanwsox
06-06-2006, 01:42 PM
We Landed On The Moon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dan Mega
06-06-2006, 01:45 PM
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72693

champagne030
06-06-2006, 01:54 PM
The Chicago White Sox selected pitcher Kyle McCulloch
with the 29th overall pick of the draft Tuesday.

The University of Texas product helped win a National
Championship for the Longhorns by going 12-4 this season.

:tsk: Get ready for the beating.......

HawkDJ
06-06-2006, 01:59 PM
My bias allows me to be very disappointed we were one pick away from getting Bard in the first round.

Fungo
06-06-2006, 02:03 PM
Indians at 101 pick SS, Adam Davis from the U of Florida. Probably switch to 2b as a pro. Solid pick, reminds me of a Brian Roberts type.

Sox coming at 105

RowanDye
06-06-2006, 02:03 PM
A right-handed reliever... when can he start?

Fungo
06-06-2006, 02:06 PM
At 105, the Sox select...

17. Justin Edwards, lhp (National rank: 108)
School: Olympia HS. Class: Sr.
Hometown: Orlando
B-T: L-L. Ht.: 6-0. Wt.: 185. Birthdate: 9/7/87.
Scouting Report: Edwards and Carmine Giardina fronted Chet Lemon's Juice rotation, and Edwards won over scouts last summer when he repeatedly performed well on big stages on the summer showcase and tournament tour. He's undersized and his stuff isn't overpowering, but he was dominant at times against top prep hitters because of deft command and feel for above-average offerings in his curveball and changeup. Edwards, who has committed to Georgia, didn't fare as well this spring. Despite his 81-9 strikeout-walk ratio, his command wasn't as sharp as it had been, especially with his fastball. He maintains good arm speed on his changeup, which has late fade and sink. Edwards' breaking ball is a true curveball that isn't a present plus pitch but has lots of potential. His fastball was up to 90 mph last summer, but sat 84-87 mph most of the spring. He has a clean arm action, smooth, repeatable delivery and athleticism.

Randar68
06-06-2006, 02:07 PM
Yankees pick Zach McCallister from Illinois Valley Central HS right in front of the Sox. His father is a cross-checker for the Diamondbacks.

Sox take LHP Justin Edwards out of Olympia HS in Florida. One of the top lefties out of Florida this year, good command of 3 pitches but velocity has only toched 90 mph...

Here is what BA says about their #108 overall prospect:

108. Justin Edwards, lhp
School: Olympia HS. Class: Sr.
Hometown: Orlando
B-T: L-L. Ht.: 6-0. Wt.: 185. Birthdate: 9/7/87.
Scouting Report: Edwards and Carmine Giardina fronted Chet Lemon's Juice rotation, and Edwards won over scouts last summer when he repeatedly performed well on big stages on the summer showcase and tournament tour. He's undersized and his stuff isn't overpowering, but he was dominant at times against top prep hitters because of deft command and feel for above-average offerings in his curveball and changeup. Edwards, who has committed to Georgia, didn't fare as well this spring. Despite his 81-9 strikeout-walk ratio, his command wasn't as sharp as it had been, especially with his fastball. He maintains good arm speed on his changeup, which has late fade and sink. Edwards' breaking ball is a true curveball that isn't a present plus pitch but has lots of potential. His fastball was up to 90 mph last summer, but sat 84-87 mph most of the spring. He has a clean arm action, smooth, repeatable delivery and athleticism.

W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO
6 2 1.60 13 1 62 34 9 81

Fungo
06-06-2006, 02:26 PM
Marcus Lemon, son of Chet, goes number 118 overall to the Rangers.

Flight #24
06-06-2006, 02:26 PM
Warning, completely uninformed opinion ahead:

From the descriptions, it seems like they're focused on "guys who know how to pitch", even if they don't have dominant stuff. Kind of looking for the next Buehrle (or possibly the next Broadway), but less chance of say the next Santana.

I also like the fact that they got 2 guys who were rumored to go higher, so at least the "raters" think they're getting solid guys, not that that means much.

Randar68
06-06-2006, 02:30 PM
So far, looking at the videos I like Long the best. Throws low-90's effortlessly and without even using much of his lower body. If he can learn to drive through to the plate with his legs, he could easily pitch in the 95+ range, IMO. Looks like he has the potential to have a very nice sharp curve.

McCulloch struggles to hit 90 mph at times. and has a pretty high-effort delivery... a lot of arm recoil and torque generated for not a lot of velocity...

Edwards is a little bit the same. He has a nice sweeping breaking ball that comes down and in to righties... seems to be based on projection, although at just about 6' tall, I doubt he's a guy who could develop much more velocity...

Ol' No. 2
06-06-2006, 02:40 PM
What's the over/under on how many new threads are started here with this same information?

Randar68
06-06-2006, 02:42 PM
Sox select Tyler Reves, C, Texas Tech in the 4th round.

A junior that has played just one season at Texas Tech, he was one of the top JuCo hitters in 2005 when he signed with Texas Tech. 5'11" and 205 pounds


http://texastech.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/reves_tyler00.html

He played DH almost exclusively until the last month of the season when he became the primary catcher, I think due to an injury to their primary catcher.

Hit .300, 13 HR's, 9 2B, 2 3B, 51 RBI, 21 BB, 39 K, .869 OPS

He caught 7/13 attempted base stealers, had 8 PB's and 3 errors defensively.

He has a pretty decent bat, but the Sox must have seen something in him to make them think he could be a legit C, otherwise he's just a corner OF'er.

pudge
06-06-2006, 02:44 PM
He has already had elbow surgery. Great!:(:

Wouldn't you rather he have Tommy John already than later? Many people have recovered for fine careers after that surgery.

Fungo
06-06-2006, 02:44 PM
Sox select Tyler Reeves, C, Texas Tech in the 4th round.

http://texastech.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/reves_tyler00.html

He's listed at 5'11", 208 lbs., but in his bio in the media guide he ran cross country in high school. Doesn't seem like a runners body. Maybe he filled in once he got to college.

Randar68
06-06-2006, 03:04 PM
As I expected, the Cubs took a flier on Jeff Samardzija with their 5th rounder (first pick since the 1st round)...

The ND connection didn't work out so well with Grant Hanson, so we'll see if they can even get him onto a pitching mound ever...

Randar68
06-06-2006, 03:06 PM
Wouldn't you rather he have Tommy John already than later? Many people have recovered for fine careers after that surgery.

Yes, and after watching his video and seeing his mechanics and easy motion, I have no concerns about Long's health...

Chisoxfn
06-06-2006, 03:06 PM
Thought I'd share some links:
Writeup On McCulloch (http://www.futuresox.com/frontpage/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=307)
Randon Notes From Day One (Starting From Rd 3) (http://www.futuresox.com/frontpage/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=310)
Sox Nab a Closer Out of Miami (LONG) (http://www.futuresox.com/frontpage/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=309)

MadetoOrta
06-06-2006, 03:11 PM
As I expected, the Cubs took a flier on Jeff Samardzija with their 5th rounder (first pick since the 1st round)...

The ND connection didn't work out so well with Grant Hanson, so we'll see if they can even get him onto a pitching mound ever...

Grant Johnson? Whatever happened to him? Lyons Township graduate.

Chisoxfn
06-06-2006, 03:14 PM
Grant Johnson? Whatever happened to him? Lyons Township graduate.
Didn't he have some injury problems? Cubs probalby just threw away there 5th round pick cause I don't think Jeff will sign.

Randar68
06-06-2006, 03:16 PM
Thought I'd share some links:
Writeup On McCulloch (http://www.futuresox.com/frontpage/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=307)
Randon Notes From Day One (Starting From Rd 3) (http://www.futuresox.com/frontpage/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=310)
Sox Nab a Closer Out of Miami (LONG) (http://www.futuresox.com/frontpage/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=309)

Jason, I haven't seen Reves throw from behind the plate, but I sincerely doubt he's got a better arm than Fracisco Hernandez. If he did, he'd have been in RF for the Red Raiders.

Randar68
06-06-2006, 03:18 PM
5th round selection (165th overall) of the Chicago White Sox is John Shelby, 2B, Kentucky

BA's #158 overall prospect:

158. John Shelby, 2b
School: Kentucky. Class: So.
Hometown: Lexington, Ky.
B-T: R-R. Ht.: 5-11. Wt.: 185. Birthdate: 8/6/85.
Scouting Report: The top prospect in the Bluegrass state is the son of former major leaguer and current Pirates coach John Shelby and has been a key contributor to the Wildcats' first regional berth since 1993. Shelby went undrafted out of high school but hit .344-10-52 as a sophomore to put his name on the prospect radar. He played his best late in the year, and had hit nine of his 13 home runs in Southeastern Conference play. Shelby has good bat speed and an aggressive approach. He has an uppercut in his swing, which lends slightly above-average power. He needs to improve his strike-zone discipline. He spent most of his freshman year playing outfield, and played shortstop and second base as well. Consensus suggests second base is his future position, and he showed better hands and improved his body control on throws from all angles at second this spring. His instincts figure to help him become an average defender. He's a slightly above-average runner.
AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB.
297 175 49 52 15 0 16 51 11

Randar68
06-06-2006, 03:21 PM
Grant Johnson? Whatever happened to him? Lyons Township graduate.

Well, this fellow LTHS grad doesn't follow him closely, but he was 3-8 last year in the Midwest League before I believe he sufferred another shoulder injury, but I'm not 100% sure...

EDIT: Noticed he's pitching in High-A this year but is just 4-5 with a 5.40 ERA in 10 starts with 61 H, 22 BB, 29 K, in 54 IP.

Pretty craptacular for a college pitcher 2 years later...

Randar68
06-06-2006, 03:27 PM
Let me also offer the hope that Shelby is the answer to Kannapolis's problems in finding a 2B-man... LOL

Chisoxfn
06-06-2006, 03:30 PM
From FutureSox on Shelby. Personally speaking I'm a huge fan of this pick. I think there is the potential for him to be a Adam Kennedy or Todd Walker type of 2nd baseman (similar upper cut like swing).

[/quote]• John Shelby, 2B - Son of former big leaguer John Shelby, Shelby was drafted in the 4th round out of the University of Kentucky. After a sluggish start (was hitting just .239 entering play on April 21st), Shelby finished the year hitting .291 with 18 HR, 18 2B, 56 RBI, and 12 stolen bases. Shelby needs to improve his strike zone discipline, but despite that he did draw 32 walks, but his upper cut swing lead to 51 strikeouts. In 05, he hit .344 with 10 HR's and was ranked as the 158th best draft eligible prospect by BA and was the 2nd best prospect out of the state of Kentucky. Shelby was drafted for his bat and he figures to stick at 2nd, but he also played OF and SS with the Wildcats.
FS Comparison: Think Adam Kennedy or Todd Walker[/quote]

Chisoxfn
06-06-2006, 03:33 PM
Jason, I haven't seen Reves throw from behind the plate, but I sincerely doubt he's got a better arm than Fracisco Hernandez. If he did, he'd have been in RF for the Red Raiders.
I got a buddy that has watched him play a few times, apparently its a total cannon. Everything else is very raw.

Its odd though cause he thinks pretty highly of Reves, yet it doesn't seem many others do. I know someone else with some ties that feels this is a horrid pick.

Randar68
06-06-2006, 03:39 PM
with the 195th (6th round) pick in the draft, the White Sox select Brian Omogrosso, RHP from Indiana State University (6'4" 230 pounds).

Total side-armer. His arm angle is literally parallel to the ground.

Britt Burns
06-06-2006, 03:44 PM
with the 195th (6th round) pick in the draft, the White Sox select Brian Omogrosso, RHP from Indiana State University (6'4" 230 pounds).

Total side-armer. His arm angle is literally parallel to the ground.

Paging Chad Bradford...

Fungo
06-06-2006, 03:44 PM
with the 195th (6th round) pick in the draft, the White Sox select Brian Omogrosso, RHP from Indiana State University (6'4" 230 pounds).

Total side-armer. His arm angle is literally parallel to the ground.

http://www.indstate.edu/athletic/baseball/2006/player%20bios/omogrosso.htm

Effortless delivery.

ChiSoxLifer
06-06-2006, 03:49 PM
The top ten picks:

1. Royals - Luke Hochevar, RHP
2. Rockies - Greg Reynolds, RHP, Stanford - rumored pre-draft deal below slot
3. Devil Rays - Evan Longoria, 3B, Cal St Long Beach
4. Pirates - Brad Lincoln, RHP, U of Houston
5. Mariners - Brandon Morrow, RHP, UC Berkely
6. Tigers - Andrew Miller, LHP, UNC - Great Pick for the Tigers.
7. Dodgers - Clayton Kershaw, LHP, Highland Park HS (TX)
8. Reds - Drew Stubbs, CF, Texas
9. Orioles - Billy Rowel, SS, Bishop Eustace Prep (NJ) (will move to 3B in all likelihood)
10. Giants - Tim Lincecum, RHP Washington

Wow, another good power arm for the Tiggers. I heard it might take 10 mil. to sign him and he's not even a Boras client.

Fungo
06-06-2006, 03:56 PM
At 225 the Sox select...

Justin Cassel

http://www.baseball.uci.edu/bios/cassel.html

Brother Matt is a quarterback for the New England Patriots.

From BA:
UC Irvine should have righthander Justin Cassel, whose older brother Matt is a backup quarterback for the NFL's New England Patriots, go in the first 10 rounds. Cassel grades out nearly average across the board with his fastball, curveball, changeup and control.

Randar68
06-06-2006, 04:00 PM
At 225 the Sox select...

Justin Cassel

RHP, 6'1" 200 lbs. FLuid delivery, good athlete/fielder, wasn't able to get too good an idea on his "stuff" from the MLB video...

whitesoxfan
06-06-2006, 04:06 PM
at 255, the Sox select Kent Gerst, CF out of HS.

Fungo
06-06-2006, 04:06 PM
at 255, the Sox select Kent Gerst, CF out of HS.

BA's take...

One of the fastest players at the Area Code Games last summer, outfielder Kent Gerst could be the first high school player drafted out of Missouri. A Missouri State recruit, he's considered signable in the first 10 rounds, and the White Sox have shown as much interest as any club. Gerst has 65-70 speed on the 20-80 scouting scale, and he's a legitimate center fielder and leadoff man. He makes contact but there are some concerns about his size (5-foot-10, 175 pounds).

whitesoxfan
06-06-2006, 04:16 PM
at 285: the Sox select Christopher Duffy, 3B out of HS.

DSpivack
06-06-2006, 04:16 PM
Chris Duffy, 3B out of Orlando's Cypress Creek HS. Can't tell you anything about him, but Amare Stoudemire went to that HS.

Chisoxfn
06-06-2006, 04:17 PM
From FutureSox (slowly catching back up)

• Justin Cassel, RHP - The Sox stick with pitching (5th pitcher took) in the 7th round going with Patriots backup QB Matt Cassel's younger brother. Cassel was a starter for UCI. Fellow Sox farm hand Sean Tracey played his ball at UCI as well. Cassel, a junior, won 9 games in 2005 and when he came to UCI he was one of the top prospects in the country (39th in the 03 draft). This year he went 7-9 with a 3.43 ERA while pitching a team high 134 innings (99 K, 25 BB). Cassel has good command of all 3 of his pitches: a fastball, curve, and changeup.

Fungo
06-06-2006, 04:18 PM
at 285: the Sox select Christopher Duffy, 3B out of HS.

Duffy's raw power is even better than Piggott's, and he has better bat speed and a shorter stroke. But he's built like a young Dusty Baker and doesn't have the range, hands or footwork to handle third base, depressing his value. He has tremendous makeup and could go in the first five rounds on his makeup and power potential, but his reported bonus parameters could push him down.

KRS1
06-06-2006, 04:20 PM
Duffy's raw power is even better than Piggott's, and he has better bat speed and a shorter stroke. But he's built like a young Dusty Baker and doesn't have the range, hands or footwork to handle third base, depressing his value. He has tremendous makeup and could go in the first five rounds on his makeup and power potential, but his reported bonus parameters could push him down.
From the looks of his scouting video, he is built very well. Looks like a slighlty less muscular Arod to me.

Ahh... I see now you took this directly from BA, but I still think he looks well built.

Randar68
06-06-2006, 04:24 PM
BA's regional report had this on him:

Chris Duffy and Jonathan Piggott are the typical high school prospects who offer intriguing upside and significant deficiencies. Piggott showed potential as a five-tool talent at the East Coast Showcase last summer, but followed up that performance with a pedestrian one at the Area Code Games. He has average raw power, above-average arm strength, athletic ability and speed. His swing is long, however, and he tends to work around the ball as opposed to inside and through it. Duffy's raw power is even better than Piggott's, and he has better bat speed and a shorter stroke. But he's built like a young Dusty Baker and doesn't have the range, hands or footwork to handle third base, depressing his value. He has tremendous makeup and could go in the first five rounds on his makeup and power potential, but his reported bonus parameters could push him down.

Video doesn't tell you much, but he looks to take grounders while on his heels a bit and doesn't have very quick feet based on the limited video, arm looked 3B-capable though.

Should be interesting to see if the Sox can sign him, looks like a good "risk" pick, and I love the way the Sox scout southern Florida.

whitesoxfan
06-06-2006, 04:26 PM
at 315: Sox select Lee Cruz, LF out of U Tampa.

Randar68
06-06-2006, 04:26 PM
In the 10th round, at #315 overall, the Sox select Lee Cruz, LF, U of Tampa

Highlight video had a lot of swinging and missing and he looked a little uncomfortable fielding grounders in the OF...

Fungo
06-06-2006, 04:32 PM
In the 10th round, at #315 overall, the Sox select Lee Cruz, LF, U of TampaPlayed for D II World Series National Champion University of Tampa. Part of the Sunshine State Conference, which is probably the best D II conference out there. All American as a junior.

Randar68
06-06-2006, 04:35 PM
Played for D II World Series National Champion University of Tampa. Part of the Sunshine State Conference, which is probably the best D II conference out there. All American as a junior.

Yet didn't make BA's (not the end-all, be-all) list of the top 87 prospects in Florida...

KRS1
06-06-2006, 04:35 PM
with the 195th (6th round) pick in the draft, the White Sox select Brian Omogrosso, RHP from Indiana State University (6'4" 230 pounds).

Total side-armer. His arm angle is literally parallel to the ground.

Found some more about him...

From 02'

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_77887.html
Brian Omogrosso


School: Blackhawk
Year: Senior
Position: Pitcher/first base
Notable: Big, hard-throwing right-hander went 7-1 with 0.91 ERA and 87 strikeouts in 54 innings. … Struck out 12 and walked none in 2-0 hard-luck loss to Mt. Lebanon in the WPIAL title game. …Hit .269 (18 for 67) with four doubles, two home runs and 17 RBI. … Had game-winning hit in playoff victories over Moon, DuBois and Meadville. …Has signed with Indiana State



http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_74431.html

Omogrosso struck out Brad Russell to end the fifth inning on a fastball so sizzling that its pop into catcher Scott McGee’s mitt echoed throughout the ballpark. After that pitch, Omogrosso stole a backward glance at the scoreboard to see his pitch speed.
“I noticed that in the game beforehand,” Omogrosso said of the miles-an-hour reading after every pitch on the lower left section of the scoreboard. “I just looked back to see what I was doing.”
He wasn’t doing bad. The pitch was clocked at 93 mph.
That moment, like those of the others, showed how the things professional baseball players take for granted are cherished by their high school counterparts. For one day, the WPIAL players got to feel like they own the world. Or, at least, PNC Park.
“It’s a thrill just to play where Major League baseball players do. It’s an honor,” Omogrosso said. “You know you’re stepping onto a Major League field.”

Randar68
06-06-2006, 04:38 PM
Lee Cruz hit .441 with 26 HR's, 18 2B, 2 3B, 97 RBI, with 20 BB and 30 K in 59 games. Pretty impressive, even at the D-II level.

http://www.utampa.edu/athletics/sports/baseball/cruz.pdf

Chisoxfn
06-06-2006, 04:39 PM
Cruz sure can mash; From FS
• LEE Cruz, LF - Cruz finishes up a season in which he was a part of the Division II World Series National Champion and now will join the defending World Series Champion White Sox. A 10th round pick out of the University of Tampa Bay, Cruz batted .441 with 26 HR and 97 RBI. A senior with Tampa Bay, Cruz should be a relatively easy sign who knows how to handle the bat. However, he was playing against lesser competition in an offensive league so his stats are partially skewed.

Randar68
06-06-2006, 04:42 PM
Found some more about him...

From 02'

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_77887.html


http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_74431.html

Those are from his HS days and I believe he only changed to a sidearm delivery after an arm injury at Indiana State... again, not 100% at this point...

Chisoxfn
06-06-2006, 04:44 PM
Those are from his HS days and I believe he only changed to a sidearm delivery after an arm injury at Indiana State... again, not 100% at this point...Ya, he went to the sidearm delivery following his injury, so it will be intersting to see if he still throws in the low to mid 90's. If he does that would be pretty sick.

Randar68
06-06-2006, 04:56 PM
11th round selection: Andrew Urena, RHP, Mercer
12th round selection: Sergio Morales, OF, Broward CC

KRS1
06-06-2006, 05:01 PM
11th round selection: Andrew Urena, RHP, Mercer
12th round selection: Sergio Morales, OF, Broward CC


Damn... We must REALLY like Broward CC. Three guys from one CC team is insane!

soxfanreggie
06-06-2006, 05:02 PM
You're always going to see a lot of pitchers taken. I am happy with McCulloch. I'd like to do a lot more research on the rest of our guys before I would think about it in grade terms. I like how we took a catcher with our 4th pick. I think that will help to have some good C prospects. I know we have a few, but it is a position where it can't hurt to have another.

I've seen Brian Omogrosso pitch. Problem with pitchers coming from Bob Warn at Indiana St. is he really rides them out, picthing them too often or too long. Hopefully that didn't really impact his arm. I know a lot of InSU players have had arm troubles though, especially late in the season.

Britt Burns
06-06-2006, 05:03 PM
Urena was Mercer's closer-15 saves, lots of K/IP but not a great walk ratio.

Britt Burns
06-06-2006, 05:05 PM
I've seen Brian Omogrosso pitch. Problem with pitchers coming from Bob Warn at Indiana St. is he really rides them out, picthing them too often or too long. Hopefully that didn't really impact his arm. I know a lot of InSU players have had arm troubles though, especially late in the season.

Wasn't Rob Purvis out of ISU? He was a Sox sandwich pick in 98 or 99, supposedly had a great arm but was injured all the time and never really became anything.

whitesoxfan
06-06-2006, 05:06 PM
At 405, the Sox select Tyson Corley, RHP out of South Mountain CC.

Randar68
06-06-2006, 05:06 PM
I've seen Brian Omogrosso pitch. Problem with pitchers coming from Bob Warn at Indiana St. is he really rides them out, picthing them too often or too long. Hopefully that didn't really impact his arm. I know a lot of InSU players have had arm troubles though, especially late in the season.

He appeared in 22 games, all in relief, and pitched just 41.2 innings, 16 BB, 37 K netting 4 saves in the process.

KRS1
06-06-2006, 05:20 PM
At 405, the Sox select Tyson Corley, RHP out of South Mountain CC.

Not sure about this, but it appears he was at KU, and transfered to CC so he could enter the draft. Cant find his current stuff, but out of high school he had mid 80s fastballs and a good change.

CHISOXFAN13
06-06-2006, 05:24 PM
Wasn't Rob Purvis out of ISU? He was a Sox sandwich pick in 98 or 99, supposedly had a great arm but was injured all the time and never really became anything.

Purvis went to Bradley.

KRS1
06-06-2006, 05:29 PM
Really like this pick, sounds like a guy who has a great arm and build, with projectability to add more MPH.

From BA #43 of all CA players.

Yasser Clor, could go in the first five to seven rounds because of his strong body and good present stuff. He battled ankle injuries as a junior and recovered to show well at showcases, throwing 89-92 mph and maintaining his velocity. His curveball, inconsistent in his prep career, has shown potential to be a solid-average pitch, if not a tick above. Clor's signability may have gone up last month when he tried to back out of his commitment to Nevada-Las Vegas (he decided he wanted to stay closer to home after a friend's death). The school would not let him out of his national letter of intent, so while he can attend college elsewhere in 2007, he can not play college baseball.


http://teamonebaseball.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=40307&Sport=3

Power pitcher build with an 86-89 mph fastball with heavy action, a tight downer curveball in the 70-74 mph range and makings of a decent change-up. Pitches in and out well, but will challenge and he keeps the breaking ball in the bottom part of the zone.

MadetoOrta
06-06-2006, 05:39 PM
Well, this fellow LTHS grad doesn't follow him closely, but he was 3-8 last year in the Midwest League before I believe he sufferred another shoulder injury, but I'm not 100% sure...

EDIT: Noticed he's pitching in High-A this year but is just 4-5 with a 5.40 ERA in 10 starts with 61 H, 22 BB, 29 K, in 54 IP.

Pretty craptacular for a college pitcher 2 years later...

LT grad? My brothers played for Dick Leiber. I played basketball and, naturally, went to the best basketball school around - St. Joes in Westchester. Today, LT has the best hs baseball program in the state.

CHISOXFAN13
06-06-2006, 05:42 PM
LT grad? My brothers played for Dick Leiber. I played basketball and, naturally, went to the best basketball school around - St. Joes in Westchester. Today, LT has the best hs baseball program in the state.

George Ushela may be the classiest coach in the state. And there is no question they have the best program in the state. Just wiped the floor of three very good Catholic schools to get to the state quarterfinals.

KRS1
06-06-2006, 06:12 PM
Just drafted Lucas Luetge, our 31st rounder from last year.

KRS1
06-06-2006, 06:16 PM
Anyone know if we got Flores signed, because he hasnt been picked yet which is pretty amazing if he was available.

To answer my question, it will show my complete ignorance of my own colleges baseball team. Flores has commited to ASU and apparently really wants to pitch here. Not a complete answer, but it gives me the feeling he wouldnt sign unless he was drafted rather high.

SOXintheBURGH
06-06-2006, 06:47 PM
BA's regional report had this on him:



Video doesn't tell you much, but he looks to take grounders while on his heels a bit and doesn't have very quick feet based on the limited video, arm looked 3B-capable though.

Should be interesting to see if the Sox can sign him, looks like a good "risk" pick, and I love the way the Sox scout southern Florida.

I was thinking the same thing. Seems like a lot of athletes in every sport are coming out of Florida lately.

KRS1
06-06-2006, 08:32 PM
Anyone know why Josh Thrailkill wasnt picked? He was a top 200 player IMO, and is an incredibally polished and dominant HS pitcher. Maybe he is really dedicated to Clemson. Either way, he has to be one the top players still available if not the best.

Fungo
06-06-2006, 08:59 PM
Lee Cruz hit .441 with 26 HR's, 18 2B, 2 3B, 97 RBI, with 20 BB and 30 K in 59 games. Pretty impressive, even at the D-II level.

http://www.utampa.edu/athletics/sports/baseball/cruz.pdfDon't discount the D-II too much as he plays in the Sunshine State conference which is the tops in Division II and can compete with a lot of D-I programs and conferences. The Sox also picked Mike Grace from my alma mater, Florida Southern in the 14th round, which is in the SSC as well.

Fungo
06-06-2006, 09:04 PM
1 29 Kyle McCulloch rhp Univ. of Texas TX
2 73 Matt Long rhp Miami (Ohio) OH
3 105 Justin Edwards lhp Olympia HS, Orlando FL
4 135 Tyler Reves c Texas Tech TX
5 165 John Shelby 2b Kentucky KY
6 195 Brian Omogrosso rhp Indiana State IN
7 225 Justin Cassel rhp UC Irvine CA
8 255 Kent Gerst of Fort Zumwalt West HS, O'Fallon, Mo.
9 285 Chris Duffy 3b Cypress Creek HS, Orlando FL
10 315 Lee Cruz of Tampa FL
11 345 Andrew Urena rhp Mercer GA
12 375 Sergio Morales of Broward (Fla.) CC FL
13 405 Tyson Corley rhp South Mountain (Ariz.) CC KS
14 435 Michael Grace 1b Florida Southern College FL
15 465 Yasser Clor rhp Wilcox HS, Santa Clara, Calif CA
16 495 Jose Jimenez 3b Monsignor Edward Pace HS, Opa Locka, Fla. FL
17 525 Kylee Hash c Basic HS, Henderson, Nev. NV
18 555 Lucas Luetge lhp San Jacinto (Texas) JC TX

Fungo
06-06-2006, 09:07 PM
Randar,

Your guy Lars Anderson fell to the 18th round to Boston, what happened? Strong committment to college? Signability issues? Also, LaPorta fell to the 14th round to Boston as well as we had speculated.

HotelWhiteSox
06-06-2006, 09:52 PM
That one guy whose name is Evan Longoria, that's got to be made up, right?

SoxFan64
06-06-2006, 10:06 PM
That one guy whose name is Evan Longoria, that's got to be made up, right?

No and no relation either.

Domeshot17
06-06-2006, 11:49 PM
Well, this fellow LTHS grad doesn't follow him closely, but he was 3-8 last year in the Midwest League before I believe he sufferred another shoulder injury, but I'm not 100% sure...

Dubber was part of the core of 1999-2000-2001 high school talents that made my life rough as a freshman on Varsity. He had nasty stuff, but nothing like Kris Honel (my first ever Varsity AB nonetheless). Played with Spidale, he was an awesome guy, i was real shy and intimidated by the older kids, he went out of his way for me. Its a shame he didnt work out as a 12th rounder, won team MVP earlier on, but now hes playing in the independant league.

(Went to Naz since we seem to have a strong local following.. We have the prettiest field, about it)

the gooch
06-07-2006, 08:32 AM
1 29 Kyle McCulloch rhp Univ. of Texas TX
2 73 Matt Long rhp Miami (Ohio) OH
3 105 Justin Edwards lhp Olympia HS, Orlando FL
4 135 Tyler Reves c Texas Tech TX
5 165 John Shelby 2b Kentucky KY
6 195 Brian Omogrosso rhp Indiana State IN
7 225 Justin Cassel rhp UC Irvine CA
8 255 Kent Gerst of Fort Zumwalt West HS, O'Fallon, Mo.
9 285 Chris Duffy 3b Cypress Creek HS, Orlando FL
10 315 Lee Cruz of Tampa FL
11 345 Andrew Urena rhp Mercer GA
12 375 Sergio Morales of Broward (Fla.) CC FL
13 405 Tyson Corley rhp South Mountain (Ariz.) CC KS
14 435 Michael Grace 1b Florida Southern College FL
15 465 Yasser Clor rhp Wilcox HS, Santa Clara, Calif CA
16 495 Jose Jimenez 3b Monsignor Edward Pace HS, Opa Locka, Fla. FL
17 525 Kylee Hash c Basic HS, Henderson, Nev. NV
18 555 Lucas Luetge lhp San Jacinto (Texas) JC TX
some people might get nervous hearing the name jimenez and 3b together.

The Wall
06-07-2006, 10:14 AM
some people might get nervous hearing the name jimenez and 3b together.

I thought the one we had earlier was a 2B and not a 3B.

9 college players, 6 highschoolers and 3 Junior College kids....interesting draft in that sense.

Randar68
06-07-2006, 10:41 AM
Randar,

Your guy Lars Anderson fell to the 18th round to Boston, what happened? Strong committment to college? Signability issues? Also, LaPorta fell to the 14th round to Boston as well as we had speculated.

Signability, I would have to assume. LaPorta blows.

kwolf68
06-07-2006, 12:30 PM
As an NC State grad, I can tell you this Miller kid from UNC (our rivals) is damn good. Detroit has them a special pitcher with that kid.

That all being said, I PRAY the White Sox draft Andrew Brackman from NC State next year. He is a sophomore right now and got injured this year. His stats haven't been spectacular of late, but he is a Major League talent.

He may give up basketball and concentrate on football. Brackman is a 6'10 kid with a mid 90s fastball and knows how to pitch. He'll be great.

the gooch
06-07-2006, 01:11 PM
I thought the one we had earlier was a 2B and not a 3B.
yes but there was an experiment gone bad in the hot corner.

D. TODD
06-07-2006, 01:41 PM
Wow, another good power arm for the Tiggers. I heard it might take 10 mil. to sign him and he's not even a Boras client. He was a clear #1 but the Royals were not paying for him. It will be interesting to see if the Tigers come up with enough cash.

jabrch
06-07-2006, 07:19 PM
I'm not terribly impressed and don't feel he has a very high ceiling... Spending a 1st rounder on a potential #4 or 5 starter?

They say he has a VERY good chance of making it to the bigs as a mid rotation guy relatively quickly. That isn't bad. If you convert the second to last pick in the first round into a starter in a few years...

Add Broadway and Lumsden...(I miss Gio already - but I understand we had to move him...)

Our farm system looks ok.