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Randar68
06-07-2006, 12:14 PM
Post all Draft Day 2 comments and results in this thread...

Fungo
06-07-2006, 12:18 PM
585

Jeffery Dunbar, c, UC Riverside

http://www.athletics.ucr.edu/baseball/bbplayerpages/dunbarbio.html

BA...
25. Jeff Dunbar, c (National rank: 134)
School: UC Riverside. Class: So.
Hometown: Chino Hills, Calif.
B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-4. Wt.: 220. Birthdate: 6/8/85.
Scouting Report: Dunbar is expected to either be drafted highly, or not at all. Usually, college hitters with 13 career extra-base hits who bat in the lower half of the batting order aren't premium draft prospects, but he doesn't have the usual profile. He's one of the more athletic position players in the country with a strong, 6-foot-4, 220-pound frame, and he's still learning the game. A draft-eligible sophomore (he turns 21 the week of the draft), Dunbar intrigues scouts with his size, above-average throwing arm and clean transfer behind home plate. He's thrown out 34 percent of basestealers as a sophomore with an arm that allows him to throw in the low 90s off a mound. Dunbar is a quiet receiver with excellent hands and has made only one error in 2006. His bat is the question, as he has a raw approach befitting his inexperience. His power is a long way from showing up in games, but scouts who like his athleticism would trust that he'll eventually learn to tap into it. He has room to add strength and develop power as he gains more of a feel offensively. His raw bat probably will keep him from being drafted highly enough to buy out his last two years of college.

3 cathers in the first 19 rounds. This kid looks like a player from the media guide photo. List Jim Thome as one of his favorite players. I think this is a good value for a day 2 pick if they can get him signed.

Fungo
06-07-2006, 12:28 PM
615

Wade Kapteyn, rhp, Illiana Christian HS, Lansing, IL

BA...
2. Wade Kapteyn, rhp(National rank: 88)
School: Illiana Christian HS. Class: Sr.
Hometown: Lansing, Ill.
B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-5. Wt.: 225. Birthdate: 7/11/87.
Scouting Report: Kapteyn is the type of pitcher who could blossom into a first-rounder if he spends a few years improving in college, but he's good enough now that a club probably will sign him somewhere between the third and fifth rounds. He has explosive sink on his 89-93 mph fastball, and it could become a pitch with plus-plus velocity and plus-plus life. His secondary pitches aren't as refined as Zach McAllister's, but Kapteyn has made progress with his 80-82 mph slider and his changeup. If he doesn't turn pro and attends Evansville instead, he'll be draft-eligible again as a sophomore in 2008. McAllister's brother Braden, a shortstop at Illiana Christian, is one of the better sophomores in Illinois.
I was only 18 rounds off...
What a crapshoot, but here goes. Probably pitcher in the first round, but being that the draft starts on 6-6-06, I'll say the Sox select SS, Stephen King out of Winter Park HS in Orlando. Second round they go with RHP, Wade Kapteyn out of Illiana Christian HS in Lansing, IL.

Wes Hodges isn't a bad choice in the first either.
I like the start of day 2 so far.

Chisoxfn
06-07-2006, 12:31 PM
585

Jeffery Dunbar, c, UC Riverside

http://www.athletics.ucr.edu/baseball/bbplayerpages/dunbarbio.html

BA...


3 cathers in the first 19 rounds. This kid looks like a player from the media guide photo. List Jim Thome as one of his favorite players. I think this is a good value for a day 2 pick if they can get him signed.
Going to take top 10 round money to sign him. This kid is very raw offensively, but quite advanced behind the plate and is quite nimble despite his size (6-4) and has soft hands and a damn good throwing arm.

BA isn't quite as accurate though, he ended up throwing out 55% of would be base-stealers. I saw him play a couple games against my Titans and the guy is really impressive defensively.

Randar68
06-07-2006, 12:35 PM
2 signability picks with the first 2 picks of day 2...

and another catcher in Round 21:

#645 Matthew Inouye, C, Hawaii

Listed as a catcher, but has played only a handful of games there the past 2 seasons. Mostly an OF'er.

Fungo
06-07-2006, 12:37 PM
645 Round 21

Matthew Inouye, c, Univ. of Hawaii

http://uhathletics.hawaii.edu/Player/player.html?pid=6&aid=12037

Fungo
06-07-2006, 12:48 PM
675

Kanekoa Texeira, rhp, Saddleback CC

http://www.saddleback.cc.ca.us/ap/athletics/Texeira.htm

Chisoxfn
06-07-2006, 12:51 PM
645 Round 21

Matthew Inouye, c, Univ. of Hawaii

http://uhathletics.hawaii.edu/Player/player.html?pid=6&aid=12037
FutureSox:
Matthew Inouye, C/OF - The Sox ended their string of consecutive tough signings, by taking a senior catcher (4th catcher drafted) out of the University of Hawaii. Inouye has split time between cacther and outfield and was originally drafted in the 41st round by the Boston Red Sox (out of high school). Inouye has been a 4 year starter at Hawaii and was named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All American Team (in his freshman season). Inouye batted .347 with 16 2B, and 40 RBI in 06. He has shown good patience at the plate drawing 27 walks compared to 25 strikeouts and stole 15 bases. Despite splitting time in the OF, the Sox are expected to move him to C, where he has struggled defensively at the collegiate level despite a strong arm.

Fungo
06-07-2006, 12:57 PM
705

Brandon Villalobos, lhp, Chaffey College (CA)

5'10" 185

Started out at Long Beach State. His first collegiate start at LBSU resulted in a two-hit shutout over 5.0 innings, as he went toe to toe with former Wichita State ace, Mike Pelfrey, now in the Met's farm system.

Fungo
06-07-2006, 01:08 PM
735

Michael Rocco, rhp, Cal State Bernardino

6'3" 190

http://athletics.csusb.edu/bios/baseball/bio-baseball-Rocco.htm

Chisoxfn
06-07-2006, 01:16 PM
705

Brandon Villalobos, lhp, Chaffey College (CA)

5'10" 185

Started out at Long Beach State. His first collegiate start at LBSU resulted in a two-hit shutout over 5.0 innings, as he went toe to toe with former Wichita State ace, Mike Pelfrey, now in the Met's farm system.
FutureSox:
The Sox 23rd round pick started his collegiate career at Long Beach State (one of the better baseball schools in the country) only to completely lose his confidence and eventually transfer to Chaffey College. Villalobos' lost his confidence and with it his command of the strike zone, but the talented lefty made strides out of the pen (although he also started) with Chaffey and was named to both the 05 and 06 Foothill All Conference Team. Villalobos throws a good 2 seamer that dives in on lefties as well as a 4 seamer that is effecitve against righties. Kanekoa T

Fungo
06-07-2006, 01:18 PM
765

Joseph Hunter, cf, Mississippi State

6-1, 180

http://www.mstateathletics.com/index.php?s=&url_channel_id=15&change_well_id=17&member_id=262

Picked last year by the Indians in the 48th round

Chisoxfn
06-07-2006, 01:26 PM
735

Michael Rocco, rhp, Cal State Bernardino

6'3" 190

http://athletics.csusb.edu/bios/baseball/bio-baseball-Rocco.htm
Michael Rocco, RHP - A 24th round pick out of Cal State San Bernadino, Rocco played in the same Foothill Conference as 23rd round selection Villalobos (Rocco played for the College of the Desert for 2 yr's before transferring to CSUSB). San Bernandino is a NCAA Division II baseball school and Rocco, a junior, was named to the 2nd team All West Region in 06. Rocco went 6-2 with a 3.45 ERA while striking out 59 batters in 62 innings.

Fungo
06-07-2006, 01:31 PM
795

David Wasylak, rhp, Lubbock Christian (TX)

6-2, 190

Fungo
06-07-2006, 01:40 PM
825

Tyler Herriage, lhp, Marcus HS (TX)

6-1, 190

Chisoxfn
06-07-2006, 01:45 PM
795

David Wasylak, rhp, Lubbock Christian (TX)

6-2, 190
Was a closer and was named to the 2nd team NAIA All American squad.

Fungo
06-07-2006, 01:50 PM
855

Jedon Matthews, 3b, Horizon Christian HS (CA)

6-2, 190

kwolf68
06-07-2006, 01:59 PM
Lubbock Christian? Holy cow....I had a friend who went there. After leaving he turned to strippers and drugs, divorced his wife, abandoned his kids and no one has heard from him since.

Anyway....Keep your eyes out for this one. :tongue:

Chisoxfn
06-07-2006, 02:00 PM
29. Garret Johnson, LHP, Orme High School (AZ)

Flight #24
06-07-2006, 02:00 PM
2 signability picks with the first 2 picks of day 2...

and another catcher in Round 21:

#645 Matthew Inouye, C, Hawaii

Listed as a catcher, but has played only a handful of games there the past 2 seasons. Mostly an OF'er.

It'd be perfect to see JR leverage the Sox continually increasing financial position to sign these guys.

Chisoxfn
06-07-2006, 02:02 PM
It'd be perfect to see JR leverage the Sox continually increasing financial position to sign these guys.
BA speculated that it will take top 5 round money to sign our 19th round pick. He's a stud behind the plate.

Fungo
06-07-2006, 02:03 PM
885

Garrett Johnson, lhp, Orme School (AZ)

6-10, 205

BA...
Lefthander Garrett Johnson moved to Arizona this year when his stepfather became the head of the private Orme School. Johnson led Orme to the state finals in basketball but has more upside in baseball because he packs just 205 pounds on his 6-foot-10 frame. Johnson's fastball sits in the 82-85 mph range, but his size creates plenty of deception for hitters and plenty of interest for scouts. He's fairly athletic but is still figuring baseball out. He's likely a draft-and-follow candidate.

From BA's day 2 blog...
Same Size, Same Last Name, Different Stuff
2:05 p.m.: Probably the tallest player in the draft just went off the board. The White Sox took 6-foot-10 lefthander Garrett Johnson from Arizona's Orme School in the 29th round. Johnson doesn't have Big Unit power stuff at this time, but he's fairly athletic and has shown a knack for throwing strikes. He could be a draft-and-follow candidate.
-- John Manuel

Fungo
06-07-2006, 02:10 PM
915

Hector Santiago, lhp, Bloomfield Voc Technical

6-1, 213

Fungo
06-07-2006, 02:16 PM
10 minute break after 30 rounds. 4 catchers in the first 30 rounds, lots of pitching, a few OFs, a couple corner infielders and only 1 middle infielder in Kentucky 2b, John Shelby. A couple tough signs to start out day 2 with the first 2 picks.

rdivaldi
06-07-2006, 02:24 PM
I've been thinking the same thing. We're drawing 37,000+ fans for every game and that number is going to keep rising now that school is out/almost out. It would be nice to leverage our improved financial position.

Fungo
06-07-2006, 02:34 PM
Round 31, pick 945

Maurice "Stefan" Gartrell, rf, Univ of San Francisco

http://usfdons.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/gartrell_stefan00.html

BA...
Stephen Gartrell has more tools and athletic ability than the average senior sign and is an above-average runner and thrower. He has power but a long swing that will need adjustments.

Chisoxfn
06-07-2006, 02:34 PM
31. Maurice Gartrell, RF, University of San Francisco

Fungo
06-07-2006, 02:41 PM
975

Brett "Alex" Curry, rhp, Canyon HS (CA)

6-1, 170

Chisoxfn
06-07-2006, 02:43 PM
Round 31, pick 945

Maurice "Stefan" Gartrell, rf, Univ of San Francisco

http://usfdons.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/gartrell_stefan00.html

BA...

This is a real nice pick. Gartrell missed part of last year with an injury but he's got a lot of tools for a 31st round pick and really seemed to be gelling.

BA expected him to go within the 1st 10 rounds.

Fungo
06-07-2006, 02:50 PM
1005

Chris Ulrey, cf, New Palestine HS (IN)

6-0, 170

Fungo
06-07-2006, 02:51 PM
This is a real nice pick. Gartrell missed part of last year with an injury but he's got a lot of tools for a 31st round pick and really seemed to be gelling.

BA expected him to go within the 1st 10 rounds.Good, easy sign as a senior.

Chisoxfn
06-07-2006, 02:53 PM
Good, easy sign as a senior.
Thats the best part, he's got no leverage :)

Fungo
06-07-2006, 03:00 PM
1035

Tyler Wright, cf, South Florida CC

6-0, 190

http://www.southflorida.edu/eductnl-stdsrvc/athletics/baseball/index_files/page6.html

Fungo
06-07-2006, 03:08 PM
1065

Adam Heisler, cf, Baker HS (AL)

5-10, 165

.487 avg, 37 SB as a senior

Fungo
06-07-2006, 03:17 PM
1095

Matthew Enuco, 2b, Rowan Univ (NJ)

6-0, 180

http://www.rowan.edu/sports/spring/baseball/Headshots/Enuco.htm

SS in college, .335 avg as a senior.

Fungo
06-07-2006, 03:25 PM
1125

Adam Severino, of, Broward CC

6-0, 200

SoxxoS
06-07-2006, 03:34 PM
Its funny how some descriptions of the later round picks sound more promising than the early round guys

Fungo
06-07-2006, 03:36 PM
1155

Jacob Petricka, rhp, Fairbault HS (MN)

6-5, 170

Frater Perdurabo
06-07-2006, 03:37 PM
How many minutes are allowed between picks in these later rounds? It sure seems like there's a ton of picks happening very quickly. The folks in the draft rooms must have to work very quickly to update their board after each pick.

SoxFan64
06-07-2006, 03:51 PM
How many minutes are allowed between picks in these later rounds? It sure seems like there's a ton of picks happening very quickly. The folks in the draft rooms must have to work very quickly to update their board after each pick.
I was beginning to write the same thing. Is it like the NFL draft where the first round has more time than the later rounds. The pace of the draft seems like it is lighting round. And IIRC if you do not draft when it is your turn you are out of the draft at that point.

Please correct where I am wrong.

Fungo
06-07-2006, 03:52 PM
How many minutes are allowed between picks in these later rounds? It sure seems like there's a ton of picks happening very quickly. The folks in the draft rooms must have to work very quickly to update their board after each pick.About 10 minutes between rounds. Picks are like every 30 seconds.

Chisoxfn
06-07-2006, 03:58 PM
39. Andrew Mead, OF, State University College of New York

Fungo
06-07-2006, 03:59 PM
1185

Clint "Cody" Cisper, rhp, Northeastern State (OK)

6-2, 185

http://www.nsuoksports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=35401&SPID=2785&DB_OEM_ID=7100&ATCLID=241153&Q_SEASON=2005

Fungo
06-07-2006, 04:00 PM
1251

Andrew Mead, of, State Univ College of New York City

6-1, 190

Fungo
06-07-2006, 04:15 PM
Rounds 41-50

41. Mike Bolsenbroek, rhp, Santa Ana College, 6-7, 195

42. Jose Jackson, 2b, South Florida CC, 6-1, 185

43. Jordan Cheatham, of, Pike HS (IN), 5-10, 185

44. Andrew Fernandez, rhp, Hialeah Senior HS (FL), 6-2, 200

45. Raul Duran, of, Saddleback HS (CA), 6-2, 200

46. Michael Cerda, 3b, Fred C Beyer HS (CA), 6-2, 185

47. Kyle Williams, 2b, Chaparral HS (AZ), 5-9, 175
Son of GM Ken Williams

48. Rafael Reyes, c, Palmer Trinity HS (FL), 5-11, 180

49. Rafael Vera, 2b, Manatee CC (FL), 6-1, 180
http://www.mccfl.edu/pages/2216.asp

50. Brendan O'Donnell, cf, Univ of Texas Permian Basin, 5-11, 175
http://www.utpb.edu/utpb_student/Students/Athletics/Baseball/photos/2006%20Profiles/Brendan%20ODonnell.htm

Frater Perdurabo
06-07-2006, 05:02 PM
About 10 minutes between rounds. Picks are like every 30 seconds.

Good grief! That's not lighting round, that's warp speed! :o:

getonbckthr
06-07-2006, 05:17 PM
42.Shoeless Jose Jackson, 2b, South Florida CC, 6-1, 185



There fixed it for ya:D:

DumpJerry
06-08-2006, 01:27 AM
That Kyle W. kid was offered a $10,000,000 signing bonus. He wants to discuss it with his father before making a counter-offer. I think Boarasssss is his agent.

IlliniSox4Life
06-08-2006, 04:55 AM
Didn't they draft Kennys other kid last year or the year before?

GOGOGOPODS
06-09-2006, 11:19 AM
[quote=Fungo]615

Wade Kapteyn, rhp, Illiana Christian HS, Lansing, IL

Wade is my best friend as we just graduated from Illiana Christian. We were both co-captains on our baseball team this year. It is kind of cool having your best buddy get drafted to the team you love your whole life. Wade got offered to be drafted in the 4th round but turned it down as it didnt meet his offer. I was with him when he got drafted, and he is pretty excited

rdivaldi
06-09-2006, 11:35 AM
[quote=Fungo]615

Wade Kapteyn, rhp, Illiana Christian HS, Lansing, IL

Wade is my best friend as we just graduated from Illiana Christian. We were both co-captains on our baseball team this year. It is kind of cool having your best buddy get drafted to the team you love your whole life. Wade got offered to be drafted in the 4th round but turned it down as it didnt meet his offer. I was with him when he got drafted, and he is pretty excited

Got a scouting report for us?

Fungo
06-09-2006, 11:45 AM
[quote=Fungo]615

Wade Kapteyn, rhp, Illiana Christian HS, Lansing, IL

Wade is my best friend as we just graduated from Illiana Christian. We were both co-captains on our baseball team this year. It is kind of cool having your best buddy get drafted to the team you love your whole life. Wade got offered to be drafted in the 4th round but turned it down as it didnt meet his offer. I was with him when he got drafted, and he is pretty excitedGood for Wade. It's always an exciting time when you or a friend gets drafted. Is he planning on heading down to Evansville? No wait, have him enroll at South Suburban, that way he'll be a draft and follow, that way the Sox retain his rights if he doesn't sign this year.:D: I've seen him pitch a couple times this year, he's good and has tons of promise.

Randar68
06-09-2006, 12:16 PM
Day 2 notes from the BA Draft Day Blog:

Plenty Of Upside
12:25 p.m.: Another 19th-rounder with upside went to the White Sox at the end of the round, with UC Riverside catcher Jeff Dunbar, a draft-eligible sophomore, coming off the board. He's one of the best defensive catchers in the nation, but his bat backed up in the season's final month. Dunbar has excellent arm strength, so much so that his tall (6-foot-4) frame and offensive struggles have some suggesting a move to the mound might be in order. It may take top-five rounds money to buy him out of his junior and senior seasons at Riverside.
-- John Manuel

Same Size, Same Last Name, Different Stuff
2:05 p.m.: Probably the tallest player in the draft just went off the board. The White Sox took 6-foot-10 lefthander Garrett Johnson from Arizona's Orme School in the 29th round. Johnson doesn't have Big Unit power stuff at this time, but he's fairly athletic and has shown a knack for throwing strikes. He could be a draft-and-follow candidate.
-- John Manuel

Fungo
06-09-2006, 01:58 PM
If one of the two or both Dunbar and Kapteyn sign, I would be ecstatic. Dunbar and Omogrosso were the most impressive to me from the scouting videos. Omogrosso is getting his stuff back after TJ surgery 2 years ago. Kent Gerst can fly and is a good baseball player as opposed to just a speedster. Joe Hunter, Maurice Gartrell and Adam Heisler are a couple late rounders that should be solid picks. McCulloch was a safe pick and Long was impressive as well in the scouting video. A scout from Florida tell me our third rounder Justin Edwards has a ways to go. Justin Cassel come from a very athletic family and is said to have command of 3 average pitches. Lee Cruz is a natural hitter, but a defensive question mark.

Maybe on of the minor league gurus can give some insight to the obvious lack of drafting middle infielders, more specifically SS. I guess looking over the draft board, we did select 5 2b, any word on position changes?

*I also have word that 14th round 1B, Mike Grace, out of Florida Southern has signed with the Sox.

GOGOGOPODS
06-10-2006, 02:03 AM
Got a scouting report for us?[/quote]

He brings the heat, trust me I caught him. He is very raw talent and has bright future ahead of him. Hasn't really worked with a good pitching coach yet, so scouts are very high about him as he has a lot of potential.

GOGOGOPODS
06-10-2006, 02:06 AM
[quote=GOGOGOPODS]Good for Wade. It's always an exciting time when you or a friend gets drafted. Is he planning on heading down to Evansville? No wait, have him enroll at South Suburban, that way he'll be a draft and follow, that way the Sox retain his rights if he doesn't sign this year.:D: I've seen him pitch a couple times this year, he's good and has tons of promise.

Well he might go to Evansville. The sox are going to watch him pitch this summer. If he pitches up to what his asking price is the sox will give him what he wants($$$,$$$) and he will sign with the Sox. If they don't like what they see, then he is going to go to Evansville and he is elligible for the draft in two years. He is being projected a first rounder by then.

soxfanreggie
06-10-2006, 11:39 AM
Would love to see the Sox sign him. I would hate to see him go to Evansville (one of our rivals) and develop into first round talent.

I heard the Sox were going after catchers this year, and I'm happy to see we got some good ones. You're always going to go after pitchers, so that is no surprise. I'm happy with our picks, seems like our scouting is doing a great job.

As for signing Kyle Williams, he might be just like his father and needs to say he was a White Sox baseball player when he takes over as GM in 20 years. :D: