Thursday, May 8, 2008
Draft Recap - Supplemental Round
33. Luis Nunez, 2B - Sioux Falls Corn Cleats
Pros: Above average hitter, good durability, good makeup.
Cons: Average glove not cut out for 2B.
Grade: B ~ Everyday player who projects to be a backup outfielder.
34. D'Angelo Romero, SS - Pittsburgh SSP
Pros: Amazing fielder, health and durability.
Cons: Average hitter at best.
Grade: B+ ~ Romero has a glove stickier than a spider's web, and can hit enough to not hurt the lineup.
35. Tony Terrero, P - New York Titans
Pros: Near perfect control, good splits, velocity, and pitch selection.
Cons: Stamina and durability issues.
Grade: B+ ~ Gifted but flawed player who doesn't have the gas to start, but could rock the bullpen.
36. Buck Fuller, SS - Omaha Sluggers
Pros: Good glove and splits.
Cons: Average contact, power, and batting eye.
Grade: B ~ Solid player who should be a valuable utility man on a big league squad, not cut out to start though.
37. Brace Franklin, LF - Burlington Big Dogs
Pros: Health, durability, splits vs. lefties.
Cons: Weak vs. righties.
Grade: B ~ Solid player who will contribute but not impress at the major league level.
38. Eddie Strange, SP - Durham Pitbulls
Pros: Stamina, excellent control and pitch selection.
Cons: Average splits
Grade: B ~ Dependable starter who projects to be a #4 or #5 in the majors, but needs some work on his deceptiveness.
39. Vicente Hernandez, SP - Seattle Seacows
Pros: Good control, velocity, and durability.
Cons: Weak splits, average pitch selection.
Grade: C ~ Pitcher who will bounce between AAA and the majors, prototypical 4A pitcher.
40. Rob Leonard, CF - Wichita Wankers
Pros: Excellent contact hitter, great splits, great range and glove.
Cons: Average batting eye, health, and durability.
Grade: B+ ~Speedy OBP player with good fielding skills. Nice pickup at #40.
41. Daniel Neill, 1B - Scranton Dragons
Pros: Good contact, splits, and batting eye.
Cons: Weak power for 1B position.
Grade: B ~ Solid hitter who will get on base, but doesn't have the pop needed to justify an everyday spot in the lineup.
42. James Lowry, C - Jackson Pollocks
Pros: Good contact, batting eye, and pitch calling.
Cons: Weak vs. righties, average arm accuracy.
Grade: A- ~ Jackson did well grabbing the 2nd best catcher in the draft at #42.
43. Allen Gutierrez, 3B - Pittsburgh SSP
Pros: Good glove and durability.
Cons: Average hitting skills.
Grade: B ~ Solid backup 3B or OF, nothing special at the plate, but not an embarrassment either.
44. William Blake, C - Pawtucket G-Maniacs
Pros: Great vs. lefties, pitch calling is pure poetry.
Cons: Average hitting otherwise, average arm strength and accuracy.
Grade: B ~ Good pick can catch at the ML level, and is an ok hitter.
45. Sam Tracy, RF - Omaha Sluggers
Pros: Health, durability, and power.
Cons: below average glove, average contact and batting eye.
Grade: B- ~ Decent player who will make a solid backup.
46. Jeremi Hill, P - Jackson Pollocks
Pros: Good control, splits, velocity, and pitch selection.
Cons: Stamina and durability.
Grade: B+ ~ Good pick who will be servicible in the major league bullpen.
47. Chad Street, 2B - Omaha Sluggers
Pros: Good splits and batting eye.
Cons: Below average glove, average contact and power.
Grade: B- ~ Decent enough hitter, but his glove will keep him from playing the infield.