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2009 MLB First Year Player Draft Game Thread - Day 2


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#101 ngruz25


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:20 PM

QUOTE (BigMike @ Jun 10 2009, 02:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe like the Pirates they have decided to spend their money in the international market. the Yankee draft looks just laughably bad, they should be able to sign the entire class so far for significantly less than gerrit Cole turned down last summer. Maybe sign the whole class for less than it will cost the Sox to sign either Younginger OR renfroe

Oh I have no idea about the talent they've taken, I was referring to these two long, confused pauses after their names were called.

#102 Sinistas

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:27 PM

RD 15: Sox take Michael Bugary, LHP, UC - Berkeley

#103 xjack


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:28 PM

QUOTE (BigMike @ Jun 10 2009, 02:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
the Yankee draft looks just laughably bad, they should be able to sign the entire class so far for significantly less than gerrit Cole turned down last summer.

I wonder how much of that has to do with the new stadium and their failure to sell a lot of the high-end seats.


#104 ngruz25


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:28 PM

Michael Burgary is a lefty reliever for Cal, 6'4", 215 (big surprise), has had knee and shoulder issues in the past.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:37 PM

Red Sox select Luke Bard, Daniel Bard's brother!

#106 Sinistas

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:37 PM

RD 16: Luke Bard, RHP, Charlotte Christian School

Dan Bard's brother.

#107 Smiling Joe Hesketh


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:41 PM

QUOTE (ngruz25 @ Jun 10 2009, 02:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Red Sox select Luke Bard, Daniel Bard's brother!

Hopefully he'll develop faster than Josh Papelbon. He should certainly be expected to given his draft round (Josh was drafted in the 48th round).

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:50 PM

QUOTE (Smiling Joe Hesketh @ Jun 10 2009, 01:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hopefully he'll develop faster than Josh Papelbon. He should certainly be expected to given his draft round (Josh was drafted in the 48th round).

Josh was also drafted s a 22 or 23 year old senior.

#109 BigMike


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:51 PM

QUOTE (xjack @ Jun 10 2009, 06:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wonder how much of that has to do with the new stadium and their failure to sell a lot of the high-end seats.



I had heard they said the Scouting staff was put on a budget for the draft this year. I didn't realize the total budget was basically the equivolent of a luxury suite rental for ONE night

#110 Cuzittt


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:54 PM

Josh Papelbon was and is filler. He's pretty decent filler, but he was not expected to be an MLB player. I would expect the expectations of Luke Bard are higher than that.

Through 17 rounds, the Sox have only drafted one college Senior (Wilson in the 2nd). All the rest have been college Juniors, Jucos or Prep Players.

#111 BoSox Rule

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:57 PM

Pick 558 Red Sox: RHP Reynolds Parthemore

#112 ngruz25


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:04 PM

The Sox have drafted two straight 6'5", 190 lbs pitchers, one a righty and one a lefty. And then follow it up with a 6'6", 235 righty.

Edited by ngruz25, 10 June 2009 - 02:13 PM.


#113 The_Powa_of_Seiji_Ozawa

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:21 PM

QUOTE (ngruz25 @ Jun 10 2009, 03:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Sox have drafted two straight 6'5", 190 lbs pitchers, one a righty and one a lefty. And then follow it up with a 6'6", 235 righty.

This reminds me of when Brian Burke took over the Whalers.

#114 MikeGreenwell

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:23 PM

QUOTE (ngruz25 @ Jun 10 2009, 03:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Sox have drafted two straight 6'5", 190 lbs pitchers, one a righty and one a lefty. And then follow it up with a 6'6", 235 righty.


You can't teach height! smile.gif

#115 ngruz25


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:24 PM

Sox draft BC High alum and Duke pitcher/outfielder Alex Hassan.

#116 AZBlue

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:43 PM

Brandon Jacobs football profile (3 star rating):

Ht: 6-0 Wt: 237 40: 4.53
Position: TB

STRENGTHS
Balance
Power
Tackle-Breaking Ability

AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT
Breakaway Speed

A tailback in a fullback's body, Jacobs has the rare combination of wiggle and brute strength. He hits the hole hard, low and fast and always has his head up, which allows him to see late-developing cutback lanes and creases. Difficult to tackle even with a good fit and has excellent lower-body strength. Has really soft hands for what is essentially a big man and is dangerous on the perimeter, but still needs home-run gear

MLB.com scouting video:

http://toronto.bluej...tent_id=4521359

Edited by AZBlue, 10 June 2009 - 02:47 PM.


#117 normstalls

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:44 PM

Hope its ok to ask a dumb question:

Why was Drew Storen draft eligible? I was under the impression only college juniors or seniors could be drafted from 4 yr schools? Am I wrong about that?

Thanks

#118 AZBlue

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:50 PM

There is also a 21-year-old rule, so there are some college sophs who are elegible.

#119 jtn46


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:59 PM

From the ongoing Keith Law chat:
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Thoughts on some of the early second day picks of the Sox? Who's likely to sign out of some of the Younginer, Volz, Jacobs, Kline type picks? Thanks

Klaw: As usual, I love their draft. Klein is the least likely to sign. Volz would seem to have the least leverage and be most likely to sign - stick him in the pen and let him go.


#120 SoxScout


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:18 PM

Red Sox take Dan Kemp... the SS from Tantasqua Regional HS... Division 2, Central Mass... pick 738.


Edited by SoxScout, 10 June 2009 - 03:21 PM.


#121 xjack


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:25 PM

Not exactly the most graceful looking fielder.

#122 NickEsasky


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:27 PM

QUOTE (xjack @ Jun 10 2009, 04:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not exactly the most graceful looking fielder.

He must have bought the Julio Lugo fielding drills video off the clearance rack.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:33 PM

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I'm not sure any GA preps can be called sleepers but Auburn football signee Brandon Jacobs is a toolbox if he wants to play baseball, and Miles Head is the state's top prep hitter. Scouts aren't sure where Head would play is the problem.
http://www.baseballa...009/268200.html

Sox just took Head.

#124 86spike


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:35 PM

QUOTE (SoxScout @ Jun 10 2009, 04:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Red Sox take Dan Kemp... the SS from Tantasqua Regional HS... Division 2, Central Mass... pick 738.



I wonder if he's recovered from biting his tongue off when he landed this dive.

#125 TheYellowDart5


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:36 PM

QUOTE (SoxScout @ Jun 10 2009, 04:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Red Sox take Dan Kemp... the SS from Tantasqua Regional HS... Division 2, Central Mass... pick 738.


So the Sox drafted Peter Crouch?

#126 Beomoose


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:36 PM

QUOTE (xjack @ Jun 10 2009, 01:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not exactly the most graceful looking fielder.


Just tape his eyes open and make him Tulowitzki highlights 'till he can do that.

#127 Rudy Pemberton


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:40 PM

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Sox just took Head.


We got Head? Sweet.

#128 The Dreaded Reardon Admiral

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:48 PM

28th Round, Sox pick Eric Curtis, RHP, Miami-Dade CC

Edited by The Dreaded Reardon Admiral, 10 June 2009 - 03:49 PM.


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:58 PM

29th Round, Sox pick Cody Stubbs, 1b, Tuscola HS, Waynesville, NC

Stats:

http://www.maxpreps....h=,local,player

Edited by The Dreaded Reardon Admiral, 10 June 2009 - 04:03 PM.


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:10 PM

30th Round, Sox pick Jeremiah Bayer, Trinity College, Hometown Greenfield, MA

Old Info:

http://www.steepleca...a.php?player=83

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:14 PM

QUOTE (The Dreaded Reardon Admiral @ Jun 10 2009, 05:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
30th Round, Sox pick Jeremiah Bayer, Trinity College, Hometown Greenfield, MA

Old Info:

http://www.steepleca...a.php?player=83



D3baseball.com pitcher of the year. Numbers:

http://d3baseball.co...ricans-2009.pdf

Edited by The Dreaded Reardon Admiral, 10 June 2009 - 04:15 PM.


#132 SoxScout


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:14 PM

Bayer was the D3 pitcher of the year.... BA: a strike-thrower with an 86-88 mph sinker and a passable slider.

Edited by SoxScout, 10 June 2009 - 04:15 PM.


#133 The Boomer

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:23 PM

QUOTE (NickEsasky @ Jun 10 2009, 12:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sounds like Kline might be a tough sign with the full ride to UVA looming and his recent ascent with the improved mechanics. His family might decide he could make more cash in a few years.


With the surge of the local college 9 in recent years as one of the better programs in the country, whether to attend school and play here is now a much tougher choice to pass up compared to pro baseball. UVA now has a track record of producing good major leaguers (starting with Ryan Zimmerman) that won't diminish Kline's chances (unless injured) of improving his draft status after a couple of years in college.


#134 SoxScout


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:38 PM

And we have our first big news:

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Auburn running back/linebacker signee Brandon Jacobs has signed a professional baseball contract with Boston after the Red Sox selected him in the 10th round of the Major League draft on Wednesday, according to our friends at AuburnSports.com and Inside the Auburn Tigers.

Jacobs told AuburnSports.com he signed for second-round money, which may mean upwards to $800,000. The website also said Jacobs would have been a grayshirt this season at Auburn, meaning he would not have played.

He rushed for 1,575 yards rushing and 19 touchdowns last season in Lilburn, Ga., and was named the Georgia 5A All-State team. He also excelled in baseball by hitting .511 with seven homers and 16 RBI. He had a 1.307 slugging percentage.
http://blog.al.com/g...ee_chooses.html


Edited by SoxScout, 10 June 2009 - 04:43 PM.


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:39 PM

QUOTE (Dick Pole Upside @ Jun 10 2009, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Would he surpass Jarod Saltalamacchia as longest last name if he makes it to majors? Given that Vanlandingham is gone, this one is up for grabs...
Riaan Spanjer-Furstenburg, who has 18 or 19 letters in his last name, depending on whether the hyphen is counted, was drafted in the 16th round by Atlanta.



#136 roundegotrip

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:44 PM

Hyphenating is cheating.

#137 86spike


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:48 PM

QUOTE (roundegotrip @ Jun 10 2009, 05:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hyphenating is cheating.


example:

A-Rod

cheater

#138 Beomoose


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 05:04 PM

QUOTE (86spike @ Jun 10 2009, 02:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
example:

A-Rod

cheater


Anyone who laughs is a Communist

#139 LoweSox


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 05:06 PM

QUOTE (SoxScout @ Jun 10 2009, 03:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And we have our first big news:

http://blog.al.com/g...ee_chooses.html


The second coming of Wily Mo.

#140 Beomoose


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 05:08 PM

QUOTE (LoweSox @ Jun 10 2009, 03:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The second coming of Wily Mo.


Hopefully, this guy will learn to do in games what WMP could only do in BP.

#141 E5 Yaz


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 05:09 PM

QUOTE (LoweSox @ Jun 10 2009, 10:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The second coming of Wily Mo.


The first one never arrived

#142 redinchicago

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 05:14 PM

QUOTE (SoxScout @ Jun 10 2009, 02:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And we have our first big news:

http://blog.al.com/g...ee_chooses.html


3 star RB recruit based off Scout and Rivals, top 75 RB. Runs a supposed 4.5 - 40, reported at some combine in ATL.



#143 The_Powa_of_Seiji_Ozawa

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 05:39 PM

QUOTE (Beomoose @ Jun 10 2009, 06:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hopefully, this guy will learn to do in games what WMP could only do in BP.

The difference being that, unlike WMP, this guy can spend time in the minors to develop and learn what he needs to learn.

#144 cannonball 1729

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 05:45 PM

QUOTE (Beomoose @ Jun 10 2009, 06:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hopefully, this guy will learn to do in games what WMP could only do in BP.

That would make him the second coming of David Ortiz. Or at least the next Dave Kingman.

QUOTE (SoxScout @ Jun 10 2009, 04:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Here's a page about Miles Head in the International Power Showcase HS Home Run Derby, with link to video from the showcase. He was the Georgia representative. Head committed (very early) to play at UGA next year, so I don't know how much it'll take to buy him out of that.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 10:53 PM

QUOTE (Dick Pole Upside @ Jun 10 2009, 10:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Would he surpass Jarod Saltalamacchia as longest last name if he makes it to majors? Given that Vanlandingham is gone, this one is up for grabs...

Not to mention Eric Stuckenschneider "Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again."