Seems like the only way to defeat University of Miami (Fla.) pitcher Cesar Carrillo is to keep him off the field altogether. Miami has not lost in two seasons when Cesar Carrillo takes the mound. Forced by the NCAA to sit out 2003 because of a low ACT score, the lanky right-hander with the killer arm has as many losses today as he did when he first stepped on campus: zero, nil, nada.
He's had 33 opportunities to blow it, including 29 career starts. Now 11-0 with a 1.47 ERA in 2005, Carrillo is working on his second consecutive perfect season. He led Miami to the 2004 College World Series with a 12-0 record, 2.69 ERA and two saves.
with the second pick, A supplemental pick for losing David Wells, Padres select Cesar Ramos LHP
MLB/Summer League: Drafted in the sixth round by the Devil Rays in 2002, deciding to go to LBSU in the Spring of 2003... was a member of Team USA in the Summer of 2004 along with teammate shortstop Troy Tulowitzki... went 3-2 with a 3.33 ERA as the Americans won a gold medal in the World Championships in Taiwan... made seven appearances with four starts, tossing 27.0 innings, giving up 25 hits... struck out 21 and walked three for a .250 opponent batting average... also led the team in batting (1.000).
2005 Pre-Season: Named a pre-season first team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and the NCBWA and was a third team selectioin by Baseball America.... projected as a first or second round pick, according to Baseball America.
LBSU Career: Has steadily climbed the ladder to the ace of the Dirtbag pitching staff, following in the footsteps of Big West Pitchers of the Year and All-Americans Abe Alvarez and Jered Weaver as the third starter as a freshman and the second starter behind National Pitcher of the Year, Weaver, last year... Ramos’ career ERA of 2.51 is sandwiched between Weaver and Alvarez for fifth-best all-time... overall, he is 18-8 over 222.0 innings with a .234 opponent batting average... needs just six wins to match Alvarez for the title of winningest lefty in school-history... has struck out 130 and walked just 66 in his career... also has given up just 188 hits over 222.0 innings... named a second team All-American by collegebaseballinsider.com in 2004... also is a perfect 3-0 in the playoffs, twice sending The Beach into the Super Regional, earning all-regional tournament honors twice.
2004 - SOPHOMORE A solid player who ventured around the diamond, starting at five different positions ... Finished with a .295 average, two home runs and 23 RBI ... Saw action in 43 games, making 32 starts ... Started first four games at third base before being sidelined 10 games due to an injury ... Ended the season by making 13 starts at DH, 11 in right field, three at first and one in left ... Recorded nine multi-hit and five multi-RBI games ... Had top outing against Morehead State G1 Feb. 14, going 4-for-4 with three RBI ... Also posted a 3-for-3 games versus Lipscomb March 16 ... Drove in a season-high three at Mississippi State March 19 ... Reeled off a seven-game hitting streak from April 18-30, batting .370 ... Hit a pair of two-run home runs at Miami Feb. 20 and Siena March 12 ... Hit. 258 in SEC play with 11 RBI ... Saw action in the SEC tournament and had an RBI single in the NCAA tournament ... Batted .261 against left-handers, .318 versus right-handers and .261 with runners in scoring position ... Played with the Cotuit Kettleers in the Cape Cod League ... Named team MVP after hitting .242 with three doubles, three home runs and 17 RBI in 36 games.
UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC 2003 - FRESHMAN Transferred to Tennessee after playing the 2003 season at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. ... Started all 54 games for Pacific at third base, batting .330 (including a 16-game hitting streak) with three home runs, 26 RBI and a slugging percentage of .464 ... Also collected 13 doubles and two triples with 36 runs scored ... The third baseman led the team with 64 hits while being patient at the plate, leading the Big West Conference by drawing 39 walks ... His .453 on-base percentage ranked fifth in the Big West Conference ...Recorded 119 assists, 45 putouts and had a fielding percentage of .932 at the hot corner ... The Tigers finished 27-27 overall.
HIGH SCHOOL Graduated Valedictorian from Fountain-Fort Carson High School in Fountain, Colo., in 2002 ... As a distinguished athlete, he excelled in two sports for the Trojans and received four varsity letters in both baseball and basketball ... On the diamond, he was a three-time Colorado All-State player, and for all four of his seasons, he was named to the South Metro All-League team ... Named the 2002 player of the year (Colorado Springs Gazette), 2002 male scholar-athlete of the year (Rotary International/KRDO TV), 2002 male athlete of the year (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) ... Selected to play in the 2002 Colorado Rockies Senior All-Star Game at Coors Field where he homered in his first at bat ... Batted .604 with a .958 slugging percentage and .757 on-base percentage senior season ... Compiled a four-year batting average of .551, a slugging percentage of .871 and an on-base percentage of .643 ... Played two seasons with the Colorado Rockies Select Scout Team ... For two basketball seasons, Headley was named to the All-Conference squad ... In summer 2002, he participated in the National Baseball Congress World Series (NBCWS) as a member of the Pueblo Chieftains ... In the NBCWS, he posted an impressive .368 batting average.
PERSONAL Full name is Chase Jordan Headley ... Born May 9, 1984, in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... Parents are Kim and Jane Headley ... Has one brother, Nate, who graduated from Colorado State University in 2003 ... While off the field, he enjoys snow skiing, hunting and fishing ... Academic major: Sport management.
with the 4th pick, The Padres take their 4th straight college player Nick Hundley.Originally Taken in the fifth round of the 2002 MLB Draft by the Florida Marlins.
College World Series (June 18-22): Scored a team-high three runs in three games despite batting just .167 (2 for 12) ... Went 2 for 3 with two doubles and two runs scored in Arizona 8-7 loss to Georgia in the CWS opening game ...
Long Beach Super Regional (June 11-13): Drove home the game-winning run in Sunday’s super regional clincher with an 11th inning sac fly ... Hit a solo HR off of Jered Weaver on Friday ...
NCAA South Bend Regional (June 4-6): Hit his third home run in five games in the regional final against Notre Dame ... Finished the regional 2 for 12 (.167) with three RBI and a run scored ... at USC
(May 28-30): Hit a game-winning three-run homer in the eighth inning of Sunday’s series clinching 7-6 vicotry ... Finished the series 6 for 12 with four doubles, his first two home runs of the season, five RBI and three runs scord ...
#2/#1 Stanford (May 15-17): Went 3 for 7 (.429) with two RBI in a pair of starts ...
at Cal (April 30-May2): Hit . 364 (4 for 11) with two RBI ...
at Washington (April 23-25): Finished 5 for 12 (.417) with a pair of RBI and three runs in three starts ...
UT-Pan Am (April 16-18): Started all three games in the series and went 3 for 9 (.333) with three walks, two RBI and a team-high six runs scored ...
at UNLV (April 13-14): Finished 4 for 8 with a double, a triple, two RBi I and three runs scored in the two-game series ...
UCLA (Apr. 8-10): Went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI in one start ...
at Oregon State (Apr. 2-4): Scored a run as a pinch runner ...
Washington State (March 26-28): Started one game and finished 1 for 4 at the plate ...
Round Rock Classic (Mar. 11-13): Made one start and went 1 for 3 (.333) ...
Sac State (Mar. 6-7): Finished the weekend 2 for 4 with a RBI ...
at #15 Baylor (Feb. 27-28): Collected just one hit, a triple, in nine ABs, but turned it into the game-winning run in Friday’s 2-1 victory ...
#8 Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 13-15): Hit .400 (2 for 5) with a double in three appearances ...
UC Riverside (Feb. 6-8): Made two appearances, one start against the Highlanders.
Graduated from Lake Washington High School in Redmond, Wash., where he earned four letters for coach Dave Chambers ... Was twice named team captain ... Named all-state after his senior season ... Was a two-time first team All-King-Co honoree (2001, 2002) and a second team selection in 2000 ... Also played football in high school for coach Tim Tramp ... Is a member of the National Honor Society ... Was on the honor roll four semesters, including two with high honors.
Baseball America wrote:18. Padres: Cesar Carrillo, rhp, U. of Miami
Carrillo throws his fastball anywhere from 90-95 mph (touching 96-97), depending on the need, and he has shown scouts the ability to maintain his velocity deep into games. His fastball has excellent sink and life down in the zone from a three-quarters arm slot, and he went more than 80 innings between home runs allowed this spring. His curveball and changeup both can be plus pitches, though he pitches off his fastball so much that he tends to lose the feel for them at times. He’s athletic and quick-armed and should always have good command. Carrillo’s stuff won’t get much better, but it’s plenty good now, making him a candidate to move quickly through the minors.
Carrillo's numbers thus far are impressive, as are a few others. Hundley seems to have a lot of pop and Ramos had a great outing for Eugene the other day. It's going to be fun to watch this crop mature.
davidmarver wrote:Carrillo's numbers thus far are impressive, as are a few others. Hundley seems to have a lot of pop and Ramos had a great outing for Eugene the other day. It's going to be fun to watch this crop mature.
oh I sooo agree ..
I am tempted to go out and buy a cat just so I can name him Cesar
Maybe I will just get a fish instead, that way if both of them flame out, I can always just flush it. Cats tend to get stuck.
davidmarver wrote:Petco Park is going to be home to the best pitching team in baseball once it's Peavy/Eaton/Stauffer/Carrillo/Ramos/Wells in '07 and beyond.
Don't forget, you could give Chan Ho Park a shiny new contract and have him too!
Sorry, sorry, just had to say it . Couldn't help myself.
Yes doctor, I am sick. Sick of those who are spineless. Sick of those who feel self-entitled. Sick of those who are hypocrites. Yes doctor, an army is forming. Yes doctor, there will be a war. Yes doctor, there will be blood.....
Ask Bill Gayton to evaluate the Padres' draft class of 2005, and the organization's director of scouting smiles broadly.
Of the first 12 picks in June, all but two have taken at least one step up.
"We took a lot of college guys, and they're very competitive," Gayton said. "Almost all the guys were able to jump a level. You don't see that very much."
The Padres' top 12:
> Right-hander Cesar Carrillo, the team's top pick, started the season at high Single-A Lake Elsinore, then was jumped to Double-A Mobile. Back in Lake Elsinore for the California League playoffs, the University of Miami product is 5-1 this summer.
"He has been outstanding from Day One," Gayton said.
> Left-hander Cesar Ramos, the second pick in the first round, out of Cal State Fullerton, started the summer at short-season Eugene and jumped to low Single-A Fort Wayne, where he's 3-2 with a 4.19 ERA in seven starts.
"He needs to work on some things, especially out of the stretch," Gayton said.
> Third baseman Chase Headley, the first of two second-round picks, started at Eugene and jumped to Fort Wayne after hitting .268.
"He needs to adjust to the fastball in, but he's solid," Gayton said of the Tennessee product.
> Catcher Nick Hundley, the second second-round pick, started at Eugene and will finish at Fort Wayne after hitting .250 with the Emeralds.
"He has been solid all summer," Gayton said of the Arizona product.
> Right-hander Josh Geer, a third-round pick out of Rice, started at Eugene and jumped to Fort Wayne and is a combined 4-2 this summer.
"He has thrown a lot of innings and is tired," Gayton said.
> First baseman Mike Baxter, a fourth-round pick from Vanderbilt, has struggled at Fort Wayne (.217 batting average) while moving to the outfield.
> Shortstop Seth Johnston, the fifth-round selection from Texas, started 1-for-24 at Eugene but has rebounded and is hitting .248.
> Right-hander Neil Jamison, a sixth-round pick from Long Beach State, was outstanding in the bullpen at Eugene and has continued at Fort Wayne.
"He has had a real nice summer," Gayton said of the Ramona High graduate.
> Outfielder Will Venable, the seventh-round pick out of Princeton, hit .322 at the rookie level in the Arizona League but only .215 at Eugene.
> Right-hander John Madden, taken in the eighth round out of Auburn, is 2-4 with a 3.29 ERA at Eugene.
> First baseman Casey Smith, picked in the ninth round out of Erskine College, hit .357 in the Arizona League but has batted only .103 at Eugene.
> Outfielder Josh Alley, the 10th-round selection from Tennessee, was hitting .365 at Eugene when he was jumped to Fort Wayne, where he is hitting .261.
"He's a great on-base guy who was leading the league in hitting at Eugene when we moved him," Gayton said.
Gayton tabbed left-hander Geoff Vandel, a 34th-round pick out of Shaw High in Georgia, as the biggest surprise of the draft. Vandel had a 0.47 ERA in 10 appearances in the Arizona League and went five innings without giving up a run in his first start at Eugene.
"He's a high school kid, and he's making college guys look sick," Gayton said.
The biggest disappointment, Gayton said, was losing 15th-round pick Josh Romanski of Norco High to the University of San Diego.
[list]Classic Jerry Colmanisms
[*]"Montreal leads Atlanta by three, 5-1."
[*]"They throw Winfield out at second, but he's safe."
[*]"Johnny Grubb slides into second with a standup double."[/list:u]