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Postby » Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:50 am

Everybody knows the top players from the first round....


....but does anyone have some names of players drafted in June of 2006 that possibly slipped to later rounds but have a high ceiling for the team that drafted them? For example, Nick Adenhart from a few years ago.

Lars Anderson 1B Red Sox comes to mind, as he's supposed to have a large power ceiling.

Anyone have some names to add?
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Postby nathan050904 » Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:32 pm

One guy I've been looking at closely is Chris Huseby. He kind of had the same situation as Adenhart where he's still recovering from a Tommy John surgery he had 15 months ago. He was taken in the 11th round I believe by the Chicago Cubs and signed for 1.3 million. According to the scouting report in Baseball America's Prospect Handbook his stuff is pretty good. ;-D
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Postby Savoy Special » Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:32 pm

I like Matt Sulentic, OF, Oakland in the 3rd round.
John Jay, OF, STL.
Anthony Butler, P, Seattle
Cedric Hunter, OF, San Diego
Marcus Lemon, SS, Texas (son of Chet Lemon)
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Postby Seattle_Will » Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:49 pm

Cedrick Hunter and Tony Butler who were named above are great choices.

Cyle Hankerd OF, 3rd Round by Diamondbacks
Chad Tracy C, 3rd Round by Rangers
David Freese 3B, 9th Round by Padres
Adam Cowart SP, 35th Round by Giants
Adam Moore C, 6th Round by Mariners
Logan Parker 1B, 12th Round by Reds
Isa Garcia 2B, 34th Round by Cardinals
Ryne Malone 2B, 49th Round by Cubs
Marc Maddox 3B, 9th Round by Royals
Danny Dorn OF, 32nd Round by Reds

Not sure if many of them are legit prospects, but they performed above most of the other players. I would say that Hankerd, Tracy, Freese, and Maddox are pretty legit in my opinion.
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Postby thedude » Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:58 pm

Mostly big market teams are the ones who steal people because they take guys who have signability questions and are willing to pay the money.

Bryce Cox (future closer)-3rd rd Bos
Justin Masterson- 2rd Bos
Ryan Kalish-9th round red sox
Dellin Betances 8th rd- NYY
Kevin Mulvey-2rd Mets

And here is a home town guy for you:

Cole Gillespie OF MIL

You should also look at this years international class which is supposed to be the best in recent memory (even though last year's class included Elvis Andrus and F-Mart)

Here are the guys who are currently thought of to be high upside guys

Engel Beltre- CF Bos (has all five tools)
Jesus Montero- C NYY (A ton of Power)
Oscar Tejada- SS Bos (Already has the strongest infield arm in the Red Sox farm system)
Francisco Pena- C NYM (Tony Pena's son)
Angel Villalona- 3rd SFG, An amazing prospect who doesn't turn 17 until August (that is right he was born in 1990!), but is probably the best of the group.
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:38 pm

i mostly know cardinals prospects (there arent many, so its easy). i havent seen any of these guys play, just read about them.

jon edwards. drafted in the 14th round. he is 6'5 230. good power potential. maybe a right handed/better fielding chris duncan?

tommy pham (SS) was thought to be a 3rd-5th round talent but dropped to the cardinals in the 16th due to a perceived strong college commitment. he is toolsy/raw and his numbers at johnson city look bad. he also had a bunch of errors despite playing a fair amount of games at DH. however, he did have some injury issues that slowed him down. the cardinals really like him.

both of these guys are mentioned by sickels in his cardinals top prospect list. edwards ranks #15 while pham is someone to watch. they were both drafted out of high school so they are a long way from anywhere.
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