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Old 07-18-2008, 02:40 AM
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Just doing this for my own sanity... figured you guys would like to know where all 49 picks are at this point. Feel free to update the list, if you'd like.

Round #, Overall Pick #, Player, Position, Status (signed are bold, affiliate listed)

1 8 Gordon Beckham SS Kannapolis (signed, $2.6 mil)
3 86 Brent Morel 3B Kannapolis
4 120 Drew O'Neil RHP Great Falls
5 150 Dan Hudson RHP Great Falls
6 180 Kenny Williams Jr. OF Great Falls
7 210 Jordan Danks OF Kannapolis
8 240 Kevin Dubler C Bristol
9 270 Ryan Strauss RHP Great Falls
10 300 Stephen Sauer RHP Great Falls
11 330 Charlie Leesman LHP Bristol
12 360 Steven Upchurch RHP Bristol
13 390 Dexter Carter RHP Great Falls
14 420 Jorden Merry RHP (returning to Washington St.)
15 450 Tyler Kuhn SS Great Falls
16 480 Brett Basham C (returning to Ole Miss)
17 510 Jonathan Weaver RHP (playing JC ball -- thanks jabrch)
18 540 Josh Billeaud RHP Great Falls
19 570 Justin Kuehn RHP Bristol
20 600 Justin Greene OF Bristol
21 630 Drew Garcia 2B Bristol
22 660 Jose Vargas 3B Bristol
23 690 Kyle Long LHP (does not sign, attending FSU -- GO NOLES!! )
24 720 Brett Graffy RHP Bristol
25 750 Taylor Thompson RHP (returning to Auburn)
26 780 Jorge Castillo 1B Bristol
27 810 Doug Thennis 1B Great Falls
28 840 Brandon Short OF Bristol
29 870 Randall Thorpe OF (does not sign, attending Texas A&M)
30 900 Kevin Asselin RHP Bristol
31 930 James McCann C (does not sign, attending Arkansas -- thanks 2906!)
32 960 Justin Marrero 2B
33 990 Eddie Young INF (does not sign, attending UC Riverside)
34 1020 Marcus Semien SS
35 1050 Harold Riggins 1B (does not sign, attending NC State)
36 1080 Jordan Keegan OF
37 1110 Terry Doyle RHP Bristol
38 1140 Steve Domecus C (transfers to Virginia Tech)
39 1170 Rusty Shellhorn LHP
40 1200 Mark Hawkenson RHP
41 1230 Mason Radeke RHP
42 1260 Steve Sabatino LHP
43 1290 Cory Farris C (does not sign, attending Univ. of Kentucky)
44 1320 C.J. Cron C
45 1349 Julian Kenner SS
46 1377 Lee Fischer SS Great Falls
47 1404 Dan Hayden C
48 1431 Ricardo Alvarez 2B
49 1458 Travis Otto 1B
50 1485 Steve Florence SS

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As of 8/17/08:
26 signed
10 do not sign
13 unknown
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:50 AM
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Thanks for posting this. From little tidbits I've picked up scouring the internet, it looks like 31st rounder James McCann is headed to Univ. of Arkansas with hopes of improving his draft status. Of course, nothing is certain until it actually happens.

Randall Thorpe, Round 29, is an interesting prospect. True CF guy with outstanding speed and defensive ability. His bat is questionable which caused him to drop. Several teams were interested in him before the draft including the Pirates, Rangers, and White Sox. His agent supposedly wants top 5 round money to get him signed. I think he'd go to Texas A+M if he doesn't sign.

I have not been able to dig up any more information on Jonathan Weaver, Round 17, or Kyle Long who is commited to Florida State. Supposedly the White Sox people were meeting with the Long family soon but personally I expect him to go to college.

Mark Gonzales at the Trib expects Beckham and Danks to sign in August.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:13 PM
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I have not been able to dig up any more information on Jonathan Weaver, Round 17, or Kyle Long who is commited to Florida State. Supposedly the White Sox people were meeting with the Long family soon but personally I expect him to go to college.
I read something (I think on mlb.com) that said Long would have to be blown away by an offer to get him to renig on his commitment to FSU. I am still holding on to the irrational hope that the Sox offer him a mind-blowing deal and we pry him away from the Seminoles, but I doubt he signs.
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:18 PM
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I read something (I think on mlb.com) that said Long would have to be blown away by an offer to get him to renig on his commitment to FSU. I am still holding on to the irrational hope that the Sox offer him a mind-blowing deal and we pry him away from the Seminoles, but I doubt he signs.

The thing is, if he spends 1-2yrs at college and he projects to go higher, why not offer him money and have your people teach him? I use Mark Texiria(sp?) as an example, if the RedSawks would of given him that money, imagine what they would of had.
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:54 PM
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The thing is, if he spends 1-2yrs at college and he projects to go higher, why not offer him money and have your people teach him? I use Mark Texiria(sp?) as an example, if the RedSawks would of given him that money, imagine what they would of had.
I said this exact same thing... if he projects to be a 1st or 2nd round pick in 2 years, why not give him that money now, put him in your system and in 2 years you've just added a 1st or 2nd round pick essentially to your draft class... what is wrong with this? This will also help in free agency... if we were to sign a Type A player in 2 years we would lose our 1st round pick... and guys like this that you sign will help to make up for what you lose during free agency!
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:10 PM
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I read something (I think on mlb.com) that said Long would have to be blown away by an offer to get him to renig on his commitment to FSU. I am still holding on to the irrational hope that the Sox offer him a mind-blowing deal and we pry him away from the Seminoles, but I doubt he signs.
I can't imagine he would....It isn't as if the kid needs this for his families security. I hope in a few years he is a Sox early round pick and he comes here a more mature athlete.
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:11 PM
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Looks like the Long thing is dead. Not a surprise.

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Old 07-19-2008, 12:44 AM
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35th round pick Harold Riggins is going to NC State.
http://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2...f611979179.txt

EDIT: Another find, 43rd round pick Cory Farris is going to Kentucky.
http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs...90387/-1/CINCI

EDIT #2: According to the Huntsville Times, Taylor Thompson is returning for his junior season. No link was available.

EDIT #2A: Also, I found some information on Jorden Merry on the Washington Huskies' website:

http://gohuskies.cstv.com/sports/m-b...060208aab.html

It's the list of returning Huskies and where they are playing summer ball. Merry is listed as playing with the Havasu Heat, and has been pretty dominant (2 ER in 19.0 IP, 29 K's). His most recent start was on the 11th, so one could only assume that he intends to stay for his senior season.

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Old 07-22-2008, 05:06 PM
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Eddie Young, our 33rd round pick, has committed to UC Riverside.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports...99-n66432.html

Pretty likely Steve Domecus will be going to Virginia Tech unless we offer him above slot. He's playing summer ball in Alaska now.

http://www.marinij.com/sports/ci_9508296

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Old 07-22-2008, 10:57 PM
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There's no chance that Beckham and Danks won't sign right? It's just negotiating numbers now, but they'll eventually sign, we wouldn't let them slip away would we?
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:19 PM
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There's no chance that Beckham and Danks won't sign right? It's just negotiating numbers now, but they'll eventually sign, we wouldn't let them slip away would we?
They'll both get signed. Still a few weeks left.
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:39 AM
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I read that Danks signed yesterday. I'll try to find the link.
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:51 AM
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Getting closer to the deadline - should see some more answers to some of these guys. I have no doubts on Beckham. I'm confident on Danks. The rest are doubtful in terms of the top few unsigned guys (Leesman, Merry and Weaver) assuming we do go well over slot for Danks.

Either way - looking forward to evaluating this draft in a few years. I am optimisitc.
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:34 PM
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Getting closer to the deadline - should see some more answers to some of these guys. I have no doubts on Beckham. I'm confident on Danks. The rest are doubtful in terms of the top few unsigned guys (Leesman, Merry and Weaver) assuming we do go well over slot for Danks.

Either way - looking forward to evaluating this draft in a few years. I am optimisitc.
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:38 PM
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That was from Sunday, and there's no other sources acknowleding it. I think that would be something even whitesox.com would write a piece on. Maybe BP is just saying he will be joining his brother............(if he signs), and they guessed on the amount.

Either way, I hope it happens soon.
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