Friday, August 5, 2011

Season 16 draft review

Time to look at picks 11-15 and of course each teams top picks from the draft. I know that this is going slow, but I'll have them done soon enough. Stick with me on this.

Cheyenne Rawhide
1(11). Daryl McEnerney(CF) L/L, 19, Sibley, LA
          It seems like the draft took a bit of a dropoff with this pick. McEnerney should develop into a really good centerfielder with the glove, but his stick leaves something to be desired. He surely has the range and glove to play center and even brings a good arm to the position. He has good speed and decent baserunning so he'll get some steals, but will probably get caught stealing a good amount as well. He's not much of a contact hitter and has double digit homerun power. His splits are decent, but his eye is not very good. He should end up being a ML starter, and could possibly be a gold glove winner, but will never be an all star type player. This is just a solid draft choice here.

1(28). Tanner Hatcher(C) S/R, 21, Vancouver, WA
           Hatcher is another solid pickup for this team that has 9 picks in the top 5 rounds. He projects to be a really good pitch caller, with a decent arm behind the plate. He only projects to have low contact, with a little bit of pop. He should do much better against lefties than righties as he projects really well against lefties and below average against righties. He does have a very good eye and that should help his OBP. Hatcher should be a good starting catcher. He's not a star, but should fit nicely with the team.

1(35). Willie Williams(C) S/R, 18, Plymouth, MN
           While Williams won't be a starting catcher due to his lack of pitch calling abilities, he should be a nice fill in and could play DH. He has a decent arm, but doesn't work well with pitchers. He does have good contact and good power. He's not very good against lefties and will be average against right handers. He doesn't have a good eye at the plate either. Williams will be a major leaguer, but I don't see him as a regular starter.

1(55). Alex Tamura(CF) L/L, 20, Crescent City, CA
          Tamura looks like a very good centerfielder, but his hitting will probably hold him back from being a major leaguer. He has real good speed and base running so he could be a speed threat. His hitting doesn't project very well at all. His contact is awful, and he has very little power. His splits are below average, but he does have a good eye. Tamura's best shot at the majors would be as a defensive replacement or pinch runner.

1(68). Kenny Fox(C) S/R, 19, Kansas, OH
          While I don't like the value this team got from most of it's picks, this is one spot that I feel the team got great value. The only thing holding Fox back from being a top prospect is his durability and health. He may never fully develop due to this. He does project to be a real good pitch caller with a really good arm. He shows good contact and good 20+ homer power. He has good splits and a good eye to go with it. He could be a really good hitter and fielder.

1(71). Eugene Leach(C)
1(73). Doc Crudale(C)
4(150). Eduardo Molina(P)
5(182). Wesley Davis(P)

New Orleans Nighthawks
1(12). Larry Brow(P) L/L, 18, Bloomer, WI
          Brow is a solid pick at this spot. I like his projections for stamina and durability. He doesn't project well with his control though. He should be really tough on left handers, but he only projects to be decent against righties. He has great velocity projections and should be a really good groundball pitcher. He shows a dynamite 4 seam fastball and great slider as well. His third pitch curveball is real good for an off pitch. Brow's control will hold him back from being great, but he should still be a decent starter in the majors.

1(24). Pat Becker(3B) 18, R/R, Lisbon, ND
           Becker doesn't appear that he is going to sign.

1(36). Mario Manning(SS) 22, L/R, Hanford, CA
          Manning was drafted as a shortstop, but I don't seem him being much more than a thirdbaseman if he's going to make the majors. He lacks the range for short. His glove is decent, but much more suited for the hot corner. He has a really good arm and good accuracy as well. He has good speed and baserunning projections and should be a steal threat in the majors. His contact isn't very good and he has a little bit of pop(maybe 10-15 homers). He has good splits and a good eye though. Manning could be a solid contributor in the majors once he develops.

1(56). Ben Mailman(P) 18, L/L, Fountain, CO
          What a name? Well I must say that he'll be better than the mailman delivering my mail. That lazy POS can't even get out of his vehicle to deliver my mail if the mailbox is blocked. What's taking a couple steps to drop off the mail? My grandfather was a mailman and walked all over town. What have they done with the real mailmen of the world? Well on to my preview. Mailman Could be a major leaguer, but he'll need a DITR to improve his control for that to happen. His control is rediculous bad when compared to his other abilities. He has good splits, real good velocity, real good gb/fb, a real good knuckleball, good curveball, decent screwball and decent slider. Ahhhh, I get it. He hasn't mastered his knuckleball and that kills his control. Well, Mailman doesn't appear to be a major leaguer, but that DITR on control could change that and turn him into a real good major leaguer.

1(69). Vic Lunar(P)
4(151). Harvey Snelling(2B)
5(183). Bernard Kaye(P)

Durham Doormats
1(13). Enrique Lopez(P) L/L, 19, N Little Rock, AR
          Lopez is a really good pick at this spot. With his low durability his innings will be held back some, but he has good stamina. Lopez has very low health and this is a risk pick, but if it pays off he will be really good. He has great control projections and matched with his stamina puts him in the 200 innings a season possibility. He has real good splits and below average velocity. He should be decent at getting groundballs. His first pitch sinker is decent and his 4 seam fastball is decent. His slider is a good third pitch and his fourth pitch change up is ok. If Lopez pans out he could be a really good pitcher in the majors.

1(57). Buck DeJean(P) L/L, 19, Sun Valley, ID
           The team chose to go with another left handed starter in this spot. DeJean is really good value at this pick in the draft. He has good stamina and decent durability projections. His control is decent and his splits are decent as well. His velocity is below average and he's not much of a groundball pitcher. His first pitch 4 seam fastball is well below average and his forkball curveball slider and change up are all below average pitches. DeJean could see some time in the majors as a #5 starter, but he's not much else.

2(87). Paul Recchio(1B)
3(120). Darryl Schneider(C)
4(152). Asdrubal James(C)
5(184). Willy Lunsford(P)

New York Moneymaker
1(14). Taylor Flier(P) R/R, 21, Towner, ND
          This pick isn't an eye opener, but is still a solid pick. Flier has the durability of a starter, but doesn't have the stamina to do so. I could see him as a long reliever/ setup man. He should develop really good control and decent splits. He won't have much velocity and will likely give up some long balls. His pitches are average with a 4 seam fastball, Slurve, Forkball, Slider, and Change up. Flier should be a major league pitcher, but an all star he is not.

1(26). Dave Gaston(P) L/L, 19, Fayetteville, OH
          Gaston is another solid pick for New York in the 1st round. He does have the stamina to start and good durability for a starter. He likely won't have very good control, but he does project to have just above average splits. He has low velocity and will not force groundballs. He has a good slider to go with a below average cut fastball, average 3rd pitch slider, and an off pitch curveball. Gaston should develop into a decent back end of the rotation pitcher.

1(37). Albert Beltran(P) L/L, 22, Dover, OH
          Now I really like this pick at 37. Beltran should develop into a nice future closer for New York. He projects to have pretty good control and good splits. He has good velocity and while he isn't a groundball pitcher, he also won't give up many homers either. He has a really good 4 seam fastball and a decent slider to go with it. While Beltran won't be a dominant closer, he should still be a good closer in the majors and that's a good pick at this point in the draft.

2(88). George Paul(SS)
3(121). Junior Yoshii(P)
4(153). Frank Correia(P)
5(185). Carl Hardy(CF)

Anaheim Annihilation
1(15). Ralph Womack(P) R/R, 18, Ayden, NC
          Womack still hasn't been signed, but I can see him. He projects to be a fairly good starter. He has the stamina and durability to be a major league starter. His drawback is control. His control isn't projected very well, but his splits project to be really good. He also has good velocity. He's not really a groundball pitcher but he won't give up a lot of homers. He has a pretty good 4 seam fastball, a really good curveball and decent cut fastball and change up. Womack could be held back by his control, but if his splits reach potential then he could be a pretty good pitcher regardless. I really like this pick at this spot and the team needs to figure out how to get this guy signed.

1(58). Leon Bonds(CF) L/L, 18, Berlin, NH
          Another top pick that hasn't signed and probably won't.

2(89). Harry Granados(P)
3(122). Doug Welsh(P)
4(154). Max Guerrero(P)
5(186). Brian Ledee(SS)

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