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Old 06-07-2005, 01:21 PM
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16) Marlins: Chris Volstad RHP - Florida HS
17) Yankees: CJ Henry SS - OK HS
18) Padres: Cesar Carillo RHP - Miami
19) Rangers: John Mayberry RF - Stanford (average OF tools but gold glove potential at 1st, Rangers asked for him to be listed as RF)
20) Cubs: Mark Pawelek, lhp, Springville (Utah) HS

BA dead on through 18
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:23 PM
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Not the biggest fan of this pick, although he's really risen in many eyes.

Best college curveball?
Thats what they said-what were these "Big Games" he has reccently pitched well in?
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:23 PM
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What's the scouting report on Broadway?
8. LANCE BROADWAY, rhp (National rank: 48)
School: Texas Christian.
Hometown: Grand Prairie, Texas.
B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-4. Wt.: 195. Birthdate: Aug. 20, 1983.
Previously Drafted: Never.
Scouting Report: Broadway spent the first two years of his college career at Dallas Baptist, where he spun a pair of no-hitters and was part of two National Christian College Athletic Association championship teams. He transferred to Texas Christian after earning top-prospect honors in the Northwoods League last summer, and has put together a superlative season. Broadway was tied for the NCAA Division I lead in wins (12) and ranked among the leaders in ERA (1.94), strikeouts (125) and strikeouts per nine innings (12.1). He succeeds more with polish than overwhelming stuff. His fastball is just average, but he has a plus curveball that he can locate in and out of the strike zone. His delivery and command are solid, and his makeup is a huge asset. He's developing a changeup and is gaining more confidence in the pitch. He has a strong, lean frame and there may be a little more velocity in him. The statistics-oriented Red Sox are believed to be targeting Broadway with one of their three supplemental first-round picks.
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:24 PM
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LANCE BROADWAY



There are ways to impress the scouts before the draft and then there are ways to Really impress the scouts. TCU right hander Lance Broadway is far down the Really, Really path.



Broadway, who transferred from NAIA Dallas Baptist to the resurgent Texas Christian program (37-18 final regular season record) between his sophomore and junior seasons, has been lights out all year. He ranks among the NCAA leaders in most major statistical categories and is 13-1, 1.76 with 135 strikeouts in 102 innings. Incredibly, Broadway has only allowed 12 extra base hits all year.



But Friday, May 20, facing #1 ranked Tulane, Broadway turned in his best performance of the year when many college hurlers are beginning to wear down after a long season. Broadway turned in a complete game 4-hit shutout, walking only 1 hitter and striking out 10.



In his two previous starts, Broadway pitched 16 innings, allowing 9 hits and 1 run while striking out 23 in two victories.



Broadway doesn't have the pure power stuff that some of the pitchers projected to go at the top of the draft have (Luke Hochevar, Mark McCormick, Mike Pelfrey, Craig Hansen). He pitches in the upper 80's and low 90's with an excellent curveball, good change up and precise command. Very few accounts that we are familiar with have Broadway projected as a first round selection on June 7, although he factors in as a solid compensation 1st round pick.



Our feeling is that as teams get closer and closer to the draft, they tend to get more and more conservative. And when they look at Broadway they are going to see a proven winning pitcher (Broadway is a combined 28-4 pitching for Dallas Baptist, in the Northwoods League and this year since 1/04) with big league stuff who can pitch at a high level quickly. When they factor in how Broadway has pitched late in the season, it's going to become very tempting to pop him a bit early.



Interestingly, the then 6-4, 175 lb Broadway (he's filled out to 195 lbs) was comparatively overlooked out of high school as well despite pitching in the Dallas Metroplex. He had leg muscle problems the summer before his senior year, then contracted mono during his senior season. Perfect Game saw him throw a number of times in high school and saw the potential and projectability but wished we'd had the opportunity to see him more frequently and more healthy.



2002 Perfect Game World Showcase (1/02): Broadway is extremely interesting. Great projectable body, loose arm that is touching 90 in the middle of winter. Not to mention we even like his big league name! Broadway was hurt last time he was at one of the PG events, so we didn't get a good read on him. That changed in Ft Myers, we now know he is for real and projects in a big way. He is athletic and has that MLB look.



2002 Perfect Game Pre-Draft Showcase (5/02): Broadway headed into this event after recently losing 15-20 pounds to mono. Although he was not full strength, he showed plenty of muscle on a plus athletic frame to pitch at 84-86 mph velocity consistently. We've seen him at 90 mph before and we believe it will not be long before he's back to his normal weight and strength again. His curve and change were both sitting around 74 mph and both were potential MLB average or better pitches. He showed good arm action and he was able to keep his ball low in the zone.



It's fun to see nice young men like Lance Broadway come on strong as highest level prospects. It was a different path than most, but the results are what counts.
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:24 PM
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Thats what they said-what were these "Big Games" he has reccently pitched well in?
He dominated Tulane, Southern Mississippi and Stanford in successive starts, allowing one run while striking out 26 in 24 innings
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Thats what they said-what were these "Big Games" he has reccently pitched well in?
Southern Miss, shutout #1 Tulane and 1ER against Stanford in the regionals
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:25 PM
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Cubs take Pawelek, HS pitcher with Boras as his agent
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:26 PM
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21) Athletics: Cliff Pennington, ss, Texas A&M
22) Marlins: Aaron Thompson, lhp, Second Baptist HS, Houston
23) Red Sox: Jacoby Ellsbury OF - Oregon State
24) Astros: Brian Bogusevic LHP - Tulane
25) Twinkies: Matt Garza RHP - Fresno State
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:28 PM
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26) Red Sox: Craig Hansen, rhp, St. John's U.
27) Braves: Joe Devine RHP - NCSU
28) Cards: Colby Rasmus, of, Russell County HS, Phenix City, Ala.
29) Marlins: Jacob Marceaux RHP - McNeese State
30) Cards: Tyler Greene SS - Ga Tech.

Where's the FOBB crying about taking college closers in the first round? Didn't Billy's disciple just take one?

BA had all but 7 of the first rounders pegged and all of the first 18 picks... amazing.

Hochevar, Buck, McCormick all still there. Talent-rich supplemental round upcoming.
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:37 PM
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Supplemental round:

31. Diamondbacks:
32. Rockies:
33. Indians:
34. Marlins:
35. Padres:
36. Athletics:
37. Angels:
38. Astros:
39. Twins:
40. Dodgers:
41. Braves:
42. Red Sox:
43. Cardinals:
44. Marlins:
45. Red Sox:
46. Cardinals:
47. Red Sox:
48. Orioles:
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how long between rounds?
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Doesn't Broadway kind of strike you as the kind of player the Sox usually don't take in the first round. College right hander, good control, mediocre radar gun readings....Change in philosophy possibly?
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:41 PM
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Good luck, LB - like the one report says you've got to love the big league name of Broadway.. Just stay healthy! I don't want to see another Stumm, Honel, Malone.
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:42 PM
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Doesn't Broadway kind of strike you as the kind of player the Sox usually don't take in the first round. College right hander, good control, mediocre radar gun readings....Change in philosophy possibly?
Conservative pick, IMO. I don't know, we'll have to see. He's one of the most MLB-ready starters in the draft. Change in early-round pitching-draft-philosophy perhaps, yeah.

He's going to be measured against Bogusevic and Carillo his whole career.
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:44 PM
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Good luck, LB - like the one report says you've got to love the big league name of Broadway.. Just stay healthy! I don't want to see another Stumm, Honel, Malone.
Do you realize Corwin Malone was a later round pick (9th round out of Alabama HS)?
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