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   101. Darren Posted: June 09, 2009 at 11:15 PM (#3211827)
Reynolds is setting a record for cliches/minute.
   102. BeanoCook Posted: June 09, 2009 at 11:19 PM (#3211835)
Anyone think the recent signing deadline is helping smaller markets take a chance on a tough sign, Crow/Royals, Matzuk/Rockies??
   103. Swedish Chef Posted: June 09, 2009 at 11:19 PM (#3211837)
Crow can't be very tough now.
   104. BeanoCook Posted: June 09, 2009 at 11:22 PM (#3211840)
Right, but the very rule put Crow in position to be selected by the Royals this year.
   105. The Original SJ Posted: June 09, 2009 at 11:24 PM (#3211847)
I do not understand drafting college closers in the first round.
   106. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: June 09, 2009 at 11:27 PM (#3211859)
I do not understand drafting college closers in the first round.

What if you think the guy could start?
   107. BeanoCook Posted: June 09, 2009 at 11:29 PM (#3211862)
MLBNetwork needs a person on the broadcast that actually scouts and knows these players. Sad, but ESPN has 2 that are current on this talent.
   108. Darren Posted: June 09, 2009 at 11:30 PM (#3211864)
You draft them so they can fail miserably and then you trade them for Jason Bay.
   109. Darren Posted: June 09, 2009 at 11:31 PM (#3211865)
Or they turn into hyperactive step-dancing whackos that close for you.
   110. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: June 09, 2009 at 11:34 PM (#3211879)
AG#1F: On a completely random, draft-unrelated note, my girlfriend and I just started watching It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, my interesting having been piqued and eventually brought to fruition by your username. Holy crap it's the heir to Arrested Development.
   111. Tripon Posted: June 09, 2009 at 11:34 PM (#3211880)

MLBNetwork needs a person on the broadcast that actually scouts and knows these players. Sad, but ESPN has 2 that are current on this talent.


They have Jim Callis in studio, but they're not using him.
   112. Forsch 10 From Navarone (Dayn) Posted: June 09, 2009 at 11:35 PM (#3211881)
Anyone think the recent signing deadline is helping smaller markets take a chance on a tough sign, Crow/Royals, Matzuk/Rockies??

I think that helps, and I think the rule about giving teams who fail to sign first rounders the exact same pick the next year (rather than a supplemental pick) gives them more leverage.
   113. BeanoCook Posted: June 09, 2009 at 11:38 PM (#3211888)
I forgot about Jim Callis. They need to get him a slot on the desk, give him a little more media training and make him their draftnik.
   114. Swedish Chef Posted: June 09, 2009 at 11:42 PM (#3211898)
The Marlins takes the best player they could find that would accept $250 and a gift card for a Big Mac as signing bonus.
   115. ?Donde esta Dagoberto Campaneris? Posted: June 09, 2009 at 11:44 PM (#3211906)
The Marlins takes the best player they could find that would accept $250 and a gift card for a Big Mac as signing bonus.

That's some damned good scouting right there.
   116. The George Sherrill Selection Posted: June 09, 2009 at 11:47 PM (#3211917)
So, what would happen if Donovan Tate and Tate Donovan met? Would it be like a matter-antimatter explosion?
   117. James Darnell's #1 Fan Posted: June 09, 2009 at 11:52 PM (#3211939)
Donovan Tate and Hercules?

Hercules wins, of course.
   118. Tripon Posted: June 09, 2009 at 11:56 PM (#3211968)
Twins take Kyle Gibson.

But will Kyle Gibson takes the Twins?
   119. BeanoCook Posted: June 10, 2009 at 12:04 AM (#3212001)
I don't think K Gibson was supposed to be a tough sign. Certainly not now he can't be, tiny leverage.
   120. Cooper Nielson Posted: June 10, 2009 at 12:05 AM (#3212004)
Why does Bud Selig pronounce "Los Angeleees" like an Australian?
   121. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: June 10, 2009 at 12:40 AM (#3212164)
Grant Green. Kevin Goldstein is excited, so I'm excited. The MLB coverage was awful, by the way. The first whiff for the new network. God help me for saying this, but they need their Mel Kiper and they need to get rid of that phony applause from the "crowd" there. It sounds like a sound effect from Rocky and Bullwinkle. Maybe they should bus in some Jets fans.
   122. BeanoCook Posted: June 10, 2009 at 12:45 AM (#3212190)
It is bad TV to have Harold Reynolds talk for so long, he just doesn't have that much original material. For a former GM, John Hart lacks interesting insight.
   123. Greg K Posted: June 10, 2009 at 01:08 AM (#3212336)
Jays got Paxton!

a) is he Canadian?
b) is he related to that guy from Twister?
   124. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 10, 2009 at 01:13 AM (#3212364)
AG#1F: On a completely random, draft-unrelated note, my girlfriend and I just started watching It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, my interesting having been piqued and eventually brought to fruition by your username. Holy crap it's the heir to Arrested Development.

I don't know if I'd go that far, but its definitely the kind of show me and my friends would come up with for better or for worse, if we had the talent or wherewithal to come up with a show.
   125. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 10, 2009 at 01:15 AM (#3212371)
Jays got Paxton!

a) is he Canadian?
b) is he related to that guy from Twister?


Yes to A. Can't say about B.
   126. Mike Webber Posted: June 10, 2009 at 01:53 AM (#3212529)
Hey, AG#1 - would you follow the same path that worked so well with Hochevar with this pick? It seems like a good way to make the same mistake twice to me.
   127. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 10, 2009 at 01:56 AM (#3212555)
The Rockies have made out very well so far, with Matzek and Wheeler in the first and Rex Brothers in the supplemental round.

The Angels could have done better. Trout is a nice get, but Grichuk probably would have been available with their supplemental pick. There are concerns about Skaggs's stamina - he lost a lot of velocity as the season wore on.

Fuentes is a bit of a reach for the Red Sox. He's been compared to a young Johnny Damon, but I don't see him developing the kind of power that Damon did.

The less said about the Pirates, the better. They'd better sign Sano.

I like what I saw from the Mariners, although Franklin was a reach. Baron at the top of the supplemental and Poythress in the second - both of whom could have gone higher - are good ones.

Matz is a nice pick for the Mets. He could have gone higher. I'd have taken him over Pounders or Givens.

-- MWE
   128. Sam M. Posted: June 10, 2009 at 02:06 AM (#3212583)
Matz is a nice pick for the Mets. He could have gone higher. I'd have taken him over Pounders or Givens.

BA doesn't agree, Mike. They have him rated "only" # 115, and as the # 20 LHP in the draft -- basically, a fourth-round talent. I think they see it as a reach.
   129. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 10, 2009 at 02:11 AM (#3212586)
I like that the MLB Draft Tracker completely crashed. Well done MLB.

Hey, AG#1 - would you follow the same path that worked so well with Hochevar with this pick? It seems like a good way to make the same mistake twice to me.

What mistake is that? Hochevar was just a low ceiling guy. I don't have many problems with the way the Royals handled him.
   130. MM1f Posted: June 10, 2009 at 02:12 AM (#3212591)
Indiana U has the most picks of any school (3) in the first + first-supp round. : )
Kennesaw State and North Carolina are tied for 2nd with 2.
   131. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 10, 2009 at 02:14 AM (#3212597)
Following along on Andy Seiler's blog, there seem to be a lot of overdrafts in the second round. 1B Kelly Dugan of the Phils, Nolan Arenaudo by the Rockies...

Also seem to be a lot of teams picking local guys. The Jays have taken two Canadians, one from Ontario. The Royals took Crow, from nearby Topeka and Mizzou. Rays took Levon Washington from Florida, White Sox, Twins and Brewers all took Big Ten players, Mets took Matz.
   132. Mike Webber Posted: June 10, 2009 at 02:14 AM (#3212599)
well, I just don't think Hochevar is much of a #1 overall pick, of course #1 and #12 have different expectations - well for me anyway.
   133. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 10, 2009 at 02:17 AM (#3212602)
BA doesn't agree, Mike.


I know; they probably knocked him down because he had some elbow and shoulder problems a year ago. But Matz throws mid-90s with movement and he's got developing breaking stuff. PG Crosschecker has him at #54.

-- MWE
   134. Sam M. Posted: June 10, 2009 at 02:18 AM (#3212605)
Giants go for the Cards' Dominguez -- and he's a real hitter, IMHO. He has a history of hitting with the wood bats, too.
   135. Sam M. Posted: June 10, 2009 at 02:26 AM (#3212615)
That's kind of ironic: the two Louisville prospects go just a few picks apart, and both go the Bay Area teams. Dominguez probably won a bet with Marks by going a few picks higher.
   136. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 10, 2009 at 02:35 AM (#3212622)
well, I just don't think Hochevar is much of a #1 overall pick, of course #1 and #12 have different expectations - well for me anyway.

Oh I get what you're saying now - drafting a guy that sat our a year. I don't think the sitting out a year was what hurt Luke. He was just a low ceiling guy the whole time. Crow I think has higher upside - possibly ace stuff. He could also flame out with that hitch in his delivery causing injury, or end up a bullpen guy. But I think it was a risk worth taking. I'm not huge on Alex White - he has command issues, and I have doubts Grant Green will hit. Crow I think was the best pick at that slot.
   137. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 10, 2009 at 02:35 AM (#3212623)
And the Royals land Wil Myers, who many projected they would get at #12, in the third round. Awesome! Looks like they're going with the same strategy that landed them Tim Melville in the fourth.
   138. Brandon in MO (Yunitility Infielder) Posted: June 10, 2009 at 02:41 AM (#3212627)
Well, that's interesting.

And Hochevar was such a giant mistake at #1 that it's ridiculous.
   139. base ball chick Posted: June 10, 2009 at 02:56 AM (#3212635)
mike hope you are still here

what do you think of the astros pick joivanni mier?

he looks like matt bush to me.
   140. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: June 10, 2009 at 03:40 AM (#3212662)
Mier can really pick it. Could be the next Adam Everett.

The Pirates' draft so far is just fugly. Didn't we fire Ed Creech? Why are we still drafting guys who suck?
   141. Tripon Posted: June 10, 2009 at 03:47 AM (#3212667)
Apparently, so you can give all of your money for Sano.
   142. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 10, 2009 at 03:16 PM (#3212911)
Seems really foolish that so many teams drafted reaches in the third round instead of aggressively going after guys that slid due to signability reasons. The third round is the last "protected" round giving compensation for unsigned picks, so why not take a gamble?
   143. The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy Posted: June 10, 2009 at 05:59 PM (#3213171)
i totally, totally agree ag#1f.
   144. Mike Emeigh Posted: June 10, 2009 at 07:53 PM (#3213300)
mike hope you are still here


Too late for me :)

what do you think of the astros pick joivanni mier?


What Vlad said. He can play the position, the question is going to be whether he will hit. I'm always leery of guys who show almost no power in HS.

-- MWE
   145. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 10, 2009 at 08:23 PM (#3213332)
Callis thinks Strasburg will sign for $17.5 mill.

Seems like a really college heavy draft. Maybe teams didn't like all the prep bonus demands. Lots of first day talents really slid today.
   146. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: June 10, 2009 at 08:40 PM (#3213354)
I don't know if I'd go that far, but its definitely the kind of show me and my friends would come up with for better or for worse, if we had the talent or wherewithal to come up with a show.
AG#1F:

As someone who is crazy about AD, I actually think you're being too reserved. All I know is that the back-to-back punch of "Dennis & Dee Go On Welfare" and "Mac Bangs Dennis' Mom" is so hilarious, so brilliantly plotted, so transgressively outrageous that those two episodes alone match up to the finest of Arrested Development. I literally could not believe they were going to the places they went in those episodes (the first mentioned, especially) and my girlfriend and I were nearly vomiting from laughter and shock. What a great discovery. The low-budget aesthetic only makes it more lovable (and kudos to Danny DeVito for signing onto the show as a big-name star to keep it afloat, and not ruining the chemistry in any way).
   147. The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy Posted: June 11, 2009 at 04:25 PM (#3214592)
day 3 and i think the brewers are having a child announce their picks.
   148. The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy Posted: June 11, 2009 at 04:44 PM (#3214617)
per jonathan mayo - it's a 12 year old.
   149. JJ1986 Posted: June 11, 2009 at 04:47 PM (#3214620)
AG#1F:

As someone who is crazy about AD, I actually think you're being too reserved. All I know is that the back-to-back punch of "Dennis & Dee Go On Welfare" and "Mac Bangs Dennis' Mom" is so hilarious, so brilliantly plotted, so transgressively outrageous that those two episodes alone match up to the finest of Arrested Development. I literally could not believe they were going to the places they went in those episodes (the first mentioned, especially) and my girlfriend and I were nearly vomiting from laughter and shock. What a great discovery. The low-budget aesthetic only makes it more lovable (and kudos to Danny DeVito for signing onto the show as a big-name star to keep it afloat, and not ruining the chemistry in any way).


The first three seasons are brilliant, but I think the shows already starting to die. They ended last season with two gimmick episodes - the awful liberty bell one and the cashing in on the Nigthman popularity musical one.
   150. The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy Posted: June 11, 2009 at 04:50 PM (#3214625)
frank mccourt (dodgers owners' child) tabbed by boston.
   151. The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy Posted: June 11, 2009 at 04:51 PM (#3214627)
sorry, the kid's name is gavin mccourt.
   152. The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy Posted: June 11, 2009 at 04:56 PM (#3214633)
while the a's pick dan o'dowd's kid. drafting the children of other club's management is the new market inefficiency.
   153. akrasian Posted: June 11, 2009 at 05:00 PM (#3214641)
It never hurts to do a favor. At worst they give a token bonus and have roster filler for a year, which is needed anyway. More likely they don't sign.

Of course, I'm assuming that the draft picks weren't done on merit. I know nothing about the kids.
   154. The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy Posted: June 11, 2009 at 05:03 PM (#3214644)
who knows?

ali's kid was picked to end round 40!
   155. The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy Posted: June 11, 2009 at 05:06 PM (#3214646)
rarely, but occasionally, you'll get a guy who doesn't want to play pro ball at all - lsu had an undersized sp like that a few years back (his name is escaping me). this year's guy might be texas a&m;'s kyle thebeau (iirc, he's studying petroleum engineering) - he was an 8th rd pick last year, not yet picked so far, despite being a senior.
   156. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 11, 2009 at 05:06 PM (#3214647)
The abortion episode and the Israeli/Palestian episodes were what hooked me. That was political comedy at its finest - subtle and not overhanded, not really taking any sides, just pointing out the hypocrisy and absurdity of it all.

It has slid a bit the last season, but was still pretty good I thought.
   157. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 11, 2009 at 05:07 PM (#3214650)

rarely, but occasionally, you'll get a guy who doesn't want to play pro ball at all - lsu had an undersized sp like that a few years back (his name is escaping me). this year's guy might be texas a&m;'s kyle thebeau (iirc, he's studying petroleum engineering) - he was an 8th rd pick last year, not yet picked so far, despite being a senior.


I seem to recall the Reds picking Notre Dame QB Carlyle Holliday and playing the Notre Dame fight song as they did it, despite Holliday not being a baseball player.
   158. The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy Posted: June 11, 2009 at 05:13 PM (#3214655)
i remember that too - good times.
there are, of course, a fair number of guys picked who aren't interested because of other sports - but guys who just don't want to be pro athletes are pretty rare. thinking back, i guess arkansas of andrew wishy thought to be one (concert pianist / pre-med), but he eventually signed with the rangers and even played indy ball.

mayo has stepped up his game over the years - he really acquits himself well, i think.
   159. JJ1986 Posted: June 11, 2009 at 05:23 PM (#3214663)
It has slid a bit the last season, but was still pretty good I thought.

I did absolutely love the one about health insurance.
   160. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 11, 2009 at 05:34 PM (#3214674)

I did absolutely love the one about health insurance.


Day bow bow?
   161. The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy Posted: June 11, 2009 at 06:15 PM (#3214739)
46 rounds in and no one has dropped out yet. Is that a record?
   162. The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy Posted: June 11, 2009 at 06:32 PM (#3214758)
Yankees pick Pat White (WV) and inadvertently declare his position as quarterback (soon corrected to CF).
   163. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 16, 2009 at 04:48 PM (#3220870)
Are we going to have a "draft picks signed" thread again this year?

First rounders that have signed:

[url="http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090610&c>P Drew Storen</A>, Nationals

<A HREF="http://milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090614&c]P Eric Arnett[/url], Brewers

OF Tim Wheeler, Colorado

Others:

Diamondbacks sign supplementary pick 3B Matt Davidson

Red Sox sign second round pick P Alex Wilson

Phillies signs second round pick OF Kelly Dugan

[url="http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090612&c>Blue Jays sign 34th round pick IF Jonathan Fernandez, son of Tony</a>

<A HREF="http://brianmctaggart.mlblogs.com/archives/2009/06/astros-sign-22-picks-including-second-rounder-bushue.html?partnerId=rss_hou"]Astros sign second round pick P Tanner Bushue and third round pick OF Kelvin Nash as well as[/url]:

4th Brailon Hyatt RHP U. of S. Carolina (Sumter) 6-4 205 Taylors, SC
5th Brandon Wikoff SS U. of Illinois (Champaign) 5-8 170 Peoria, IL
9th Ben Orloff SS U. C. Irvine 5-11 175 Simi Valley, CA
11th David Williams C Crowder College 6-0 190 Blue Springs, MO
15th Ryan Humphrey OF St. Louis C.C. Meramec 6-0 190 Blytheville, AR
16th Ronald Sanchez 1B Manuela Toro HS 5-10 180 Caguas, PR
17th Justin Harper RHP Oklahoma City U. 6-3 225 Pheoniz, AZ
18th James MacDonald RHP Boston College 6-2 190 Danvers, MA
19th Brian Kemp OF St. Johns U. 5-10 180 E. Rockaway, NY
20th Julio Martinez OF Nova Southeastern U. 6-3 210 Hollywood, FL
21st Barry Butera 2B Boston College 6-0 180 Madisonville, LA
22nd Mark Jones RHP Manheim HS 6-7 205 Lancaster, PA
23rd Robert Donovan RHP Stetson U. 6-5 215 Royal Palm Beach, FL
24th Mike Modica LHP George Mason U. 6-1 185 Sewell, NJ
25th Nicholas Stanley 1B Florida Southern 6-2 195 Largo, FL
27th Aaron Bay 3B U.N.C. Charlotte 6-0 180 Charlotte, NC
31st Travis Smink LHP Virginia Military Inst. 6-2 200 Dalmatia, PA
33rd Brenden Stines RHP Ball State U. 6-2 190 Granger, IN
34th Scott Migi RHP Texas A&M;6-3 190 Houston, TX
35th Jackson Hogue OF Mississipi State U. 6-0 190 Hattiesburg, MI


Cardinals sign picks:

The complete list, as announced or confirmed by the club as of Monday afternoon, is as follows:

Robert Stock (C, 2nd round)
Virgil Hill (OF, 6th)
Alan Ahmady (1B, 11th)
Pat Daugherty (LHP, 12th)
Matt Carpenter (3B, 13th)
Ross Smith (OF, 14th)
David Washington (1B, 15th)
Jonathan Rodriguez (1B, 17th)
Anthony Garcia (C, 18th)
Travis Tartamella (C, 19th)
Scott Schneider (RHP, 20th)
Matthew Adams (C, 23rd)
Keith Butler (RHP, 24th)
Josh Squatrito (RHP, 25th)
Christian Beatty (OF, 26th)
Johnathan Fulino (RHP, 27th)
Justin Edwards (LHP, 28th)
Daniel Calhoun (LHP, 29th)
Tyler Bighames (SS, 31st)
Travis Lawler (RHP, 32nd)
Devin Goodwin (SS, 33rd)
David Kington (RHP, 34th)
Andrew Moss (RHP, 35th)
Justin Smith (RHP, 36th)
Richard Racobaldo (3B, 37th)
John Durham (LHP, 38th)
Jesse Simpson (RHP, 40th)
Cale Johnson (RHP, 41st)
Aaron Terry (RHP, 42nd)
Manuel De La Cruz (LHP, 43rd)
Kyle Heim (LHP, 44th)
Michael Thompson (RHP, 47th)
Jason Novak (RHP, 48th)


[url="http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090612&c>Rangers sign picks</a>:

The Rangers signed six Draft picks from this week's First-Year Player Draft, including outfielder Ruben Sierra Jr.

Sierra Jr., the team's sixth-round pick, signed two days after being picked during Wednesday's portion of the Draft...

The Rangers also signed catcher Vincent DiFazio (12), right-handed pitcher Sam Brown (22), shortstop Danny Lima (23), shortstop Shon Landry (30) and third baseman Taylor Vail (40).


<A HREF="http://marksheldon.mlblogs.com/archives/2009/06/draft_picks_signed_so_far.html"]Reds sign picks:[/url]

Hamilton, Billy SS Rd 2 GCL

Joseph, Donnie LHP Rd 3 Billings
Serrano, Mark RHP Rd 6 Dayton
Walczak, James RHP Rd15 Billings
Braun, Jason RHP Rd 29 Billings
Carlson, Shane SS Rd 32 Billings
Cannon, Forest RHP Rd 34 Billings
Burleson, Chris SS Rd 36 GCL
Wiley, Jake RHP Rd 41 GCL


Rockies sign picks:

Three of the signees will be with rookie-level Casper – left-handed pitcher Josh Hungerman, 17th-round, Cleveland State; left-handed pitcher David Born, 22nd-round, Long Beach State, and outfielder Dave DiNatale, 28th-round, Miami (Fla.).

The others will join Wheeler in Tri-City, including outfielder Kent Matthews, a fourth-round pick out of Alabama, who led NCAA Division I with 28 home runs and was the SEC Player of the Year, and third baseman Joseph Sanders, a fifth-round draft choice out of Auburn.

Others with Tri-city include left-handed pitcher Thomas Musick, ninth-round, Houston; right-handed pitcher Charles Ruiz, 10th-round, Long Beach State; right-handed pitcher Richard Testa, 18th-round, Lamar; catcher William Tarleton, 20th-round, Elon; right-handed pitcher Rhett Butler, 26th-round, Virginia Tech; right-handed pitcher Daniel Perkins, 27th-round, Delaware State; right-handed pitcher Eric Federico, 39th-round Cal State Stanislaus, and third baseman Matthew Sanders, 41st-round, Clemson.Three of the signees will be with rookie-level Casper – left-handed pitcher Josh Hungerman, 17th-round, Cleveland State; left-handed pitcher David Born, 22nd-round, Long Beach State, and outfielder Dave DiNatale, 28th-round, Miami (Fla.).

The others will join Wheeler in Tri-City, including outfielder Kent Matthews, a fourth-round pick out of Alabama, who led NCAA Division I with 28 home runs and was the SEC Player of the Year, and third baseman Joseph Sanders, a fifth-round draft choice out of Auburn.

Others with Tri-city include left-handed pitcher Thomas Musick, ninth-round, Houston; right-handed pitcher Charles Ruiz, 10th-round, Long Beach State; right-handed pitcher Richard Testa, 18th-round, Lamar; catcher William Tarleton, 20th-round, Elon; right-handed pitcher Rhett Butler, 26th-round, Virginia Tech; right-handed pitcher Daniel Perkins, 27th-round, Delaware State; right-handed pitcher Eric Federico, 39th-round Cal State Stanislaus, and third baseman Matthew Sanders, 41st-round, Clemson.


Royals sign picks:

10th round selection Geoffrey Baldwin, a first baseman from Grand Junction High School in Colorado
11th round selection Ryan Wood, a shortstop from East Carolina University
12th round selection Nicholas Wooley, a right-handed pitcher from William Woods University
16th round selection Eric Diaz, a left-handed pitcher from New Mexico Junior College
20th round selection Patrick Keating, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Florida
25th round selection Richard Folmer, a right-handed pitcher from Stephen F. Austin State University
30th round selection Josh Worrell, son of former Major Leaguer Todd Worrell, a right-handed pitcher from Indiana Wesleyan University
   164. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 16, 2009 at 04:51 PM (#3220874)
<A >Brewers signed picks</a>:


1 26 Eric Arnett RHP R/R 6-6 220 1/25/88 Pataskala, OH Indiana University 6/14 (Helena)
2 73 Maxwell Walla RF L/L 5-11 200 4/12/91 Albuquerque, NM Albuquerque Academy, NM 6/14 (Arizona)
3 105 Joshua Prince SS R/R 6-2 190 1/26/88 Sulphur, LA Tulane University 6/14 (Helena)
6 196 Hiram Burgos RHP R/R 6-1 210 8/4/87 Cayey, Puerto Rico Bethune-Cookman University 6/14 (Helena)
9 286 Jonathan Pokorny LHP R/L 6-2 225 4/4/88 Seven Hills, OH Kent State University 6/14 (Helena)
10 316 Tyler Roberts C R/R 6-2 210 10/25/90 Gray, GA Jones County HS (GA) 6/14 (Arizona)
11 346 Andre Lamontagne RHP R/R 6-5 215 3/24/86 Santa Maria, CA Oral Roberts University 6/14 (Helena)
13 406 Sean Halton 1B R/R 6-5 240 6/7/87 Fresno, CA Lewis-Clark State College 6/14 (Arizona)
14 436 Mike Brownstein 2B R/R 5-10 175 8/9/87 Tucson, AZ University of New Mexico 6/14 (Arizona)
17 526 Tyler Cravy RHP R/R 6-3 180 7/13/89 Vallejo, CA Napa Valley College 6/14 (Arizona)
18 556 Caleb Thielbar LHP R/L 6-0 200 1/31/87 Randolph, MN South Dakota State University 6/14 (Arizona)
19 586 Scott Krieger LF R/R 6-0 215 1/30/87 Towson, MD George Mason University 6/14 (Helena)
20 616 Franklin Romero CF R/R 5-11 180 6/24/88 Santo Domingo, DR Cerro Coso CC (CA) 6/14 (Arizona)
22 676 Michael Fiers RHP R/R 6-3 205 6/15/85 Pompano Beach, FL Nova Southeastern University 6/14 (Arizona)
24 736 Peter Fatse 2B L/R 5-10 170 8/3/87 Hampden, MA University of Connecticut 6/14 (Helena)
27 826 Ryan Platt RHP L/R 6-1 195 8/25/85 Chatsworth, CA UC Riverside 6/14 (Arizona)
30 916 Brandon Sizemore 2B R/R 6-0 210 12/10/86 Bryceville, FL College of Charleston (FL) 6/14
32 976 ChrisEllington RF R/R 6-1 195 11/30/85 Weatherford, TX Texas Christian University 6/14 (Helena)
35 1066 Matt Costello LHP L/L 6-1 190 12/17/86 West Barnstable, MA Valdosta St. University 6/14 (Arizona)
43 1306 Kyle Dhanani 3B R/R 6-3 195 9/6/87 Blaine, WA Thompson River University 6/14 (Helena)
-- Mitch Miller RHP R/R 6-3 195 11/15/84 Hokes Bluff, AL Jacksonville State University 6/14 (Arizona)
-- Connor Lind SS R/R 5-11 170 6/10/87 Burr Ridge, IL Furman University 6/14 (Arizona)
   165. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: June 16, 2009 at 05:12 PM (#3220909)
Don't have the links handy, but ... talkingchop/scout.com have some Braves and Tigers signings. soxprospects.com and brewerfan.net have Red Sox / other Brewers pickups. mlb.com has a few teams, including the Phillies (also featured on phuturephillies.com - which expands that list slightly IIRC).
   166. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 16, 2009 at 05:27 PM (#3220931)
Thanks Komminskar:

Braves sign:

Mycal Jones (4), SS
Robby Hefflinger (7), OF
Aaron Northcraft (10), RHP
Casey Masters (11), LHP
Chris Lovett (12), SS
Jakob Dalfonso (18), 3B
Jeff Lorrick (20), LHP


and

Thomas Berryhill (5), RHP
Matt Weaver (9), SS
Jordan Kreke (13), 3B
Cory Harrilchak (14), CF
Riann Spanjer-Furstenburg (16), 1B
Matt Crim (21), LHP
Lucas LaPoint (23), RHP
Derek Wiley (31), 1B
Andrew Wilson (36), RHP
Jamie Hayes (48), RHP


Tigers sign:

4 Brett Jacobson RHP 6-6 205 R/R 21 Vanderbilt University (TN)
5 Alex Avila C 5-11 210 L/R 21 University of Alabama
6 Tyler Stohr RHP 6-2 210 L/R 21 University of North Florida
7 Jade Todd LHP 6-2 190 R/L 18 Shades Valley HS (AL)
8 Andy Dirks CF 6-0 195 L/L 22 Wichita State University (KS)
9 Anthony Shawler RHP 6-3 192 R/R 21 Old Dominion University (VA)
14 Tyler Conn LHP 6-1 180 L/L 22 University of Southern Mississippi
16 Thad Weber RHP 6-2 205 R/R 23 University of Nebraska
17 Robert Waite RHP 6-3 210 R/R 21 University of California-Riverside
19 Ben Guez CF 5-11 180 R/R 21 College of William & Mary (VA)
21 Adam Frost SS 5-11 165 R/R 21 St. Norbert College (WI)
23 Mike Gosse 2B 5-7 165 L/R 22 University of Oklahoma
24 Carmelo Jaime 2B 5-9 170 S/R 22 Miami Dade Community College
25 Billy Nowlin C 6-1 210 R/R 21 Golden West College (CA)
26 Brent Wyatt SS 5-10 185 S/R 23 Lewis & Clark State College (WA)
28 David Stokes RHP 6-8 245 R/R 21 Liberty University (VA)
29 Keith Stein CF 5-10 185 L/R 22 Sam Houston State University (TX)
30 Tyler Weber C 6-3 220 R/R 22 Wichita State University (KS)
31 Trevor Feeney RHP 6-1 185 R/R 21 Northern Illinois University
32 Mark Sorensen RHP 6-3 205 R/R 22 Michigan State University
34 Bryan Pounds 3B 6-0 195 R/R 22 University of Houston (TX)
35 Dan DeLucia LHP 6-4 220 L/L 23 Ohio State University
36 Steven Gilman RHP 6-1 194 R/R 22 Yale University (CT)
37 Nick Cassavechia RHP 6-0 185 R/R 22 Baylor University (TX)


[url="http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080614&c>Red Sox sign:</a>

Left-handers Robert McClain and Mitchell Herold, second basemen Jonathan Hee and Zach Gentile, and right-handers Seth Garrison and Alexander Hale will all report to Class A Lowell this week as the Spinners begin another season in the New York-Penn League.

Another three -- outfielder Andrew Frezza, shortstop Thomas DiBenedetto and right-hander Jeremy Kehrt -- will head to the Gulf Coast League to begin their professional careers.


They also <A HREF="http://soxanddawgs.com/2009/06/16/red-sox-to-sign-three-of-their-top-10-2009-draft-picks/"]sign fifth rounder OF Seth Schwindenhammer and eighth round OF William Wilkerson[/url]
   167. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 16, 2009 at 05:29 PM (#3220933)
Phillies sign:

2-75 Kelly Dugan, OF
5-167 Matt Way, LHP
12-377 Nicholas Hernandez, LHP
13-407 Ryan Sasaki, LHP
15-467 Austin Hyatt, RHP
17-527 Michael Dabbs, OF
18-557 Carl Uhl, OF
20-617 Darin Ruff, 1B
21-647 Chase Johnson, RHP
22-677 Kyle Lafrenz, C
23-707 Evan Porter, SS
27-827 Marlon Mitchell, C
29-887 Mark Doll, RHP
32-977 Kevin Angelle, LHP
35-1067 Phil Aviola, C
36-1097 Matt McConnell, 2B
38-1157 Cory Wine, 1B
50-1517 David Hissey, OF
   168. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: June 16, 2009 at 05:35 PM (#3220938)
Red Sox signed 3B(/C/1B) Tyler Head - a 7th (or so) round talent who fell to a late 2nd day pick due to $ concerns.
Those Tiger picks are a year old.
   169. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 16, 2009 at 05:36 PM (#3220941)
[url="http://mlb.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20090614&c>Blue Jays sign picks</a>:

1. Egan Smith (Position: LHP, Round: 7)
2. Bryson Mamba (3B, 12)
3. Matthew Morgal (RHP, 13)
4. Lance Durham (1B, 14)
5. David Sever (RHP, 16)
6. Kevin Nolan (SS, 20)
7. Matt Fields (RHP, 22)
8. Brad Glenn (OF, 23)
9. Matt Nuzzo (SS, 24)
10. Sam Strickland (LHP, 25)
11. Lance Loftin (RHP, 26)
12. Brian Justice (RHP, 27)
13. Zach Anderson (RHP, 29)
14. John Murphy (C, 31)
15. Ryan Shopshire (RHP, 32)
16. Jonathan Fernandez (SS, 34)
17. Evan Teague (LHP, 35)
18. Alex Pepe (LHP, 36)
19. Shawn Griffith (RHP, 37)
20. Yudelmis Hernandez (1B, 38)


<A HREF="http://padres.scout.com/2/872235.html"]Padres sign picks[/url]

8: Nate Freiman, 1B
9: Chris Fetter, RHP
12: Brayden Drake, 3B
13: Matt Vern, INF/OF
16: Griffin Benedict, C
19: Chris Tremblay, INF
22: Cody Decker, INF/OF
23: Jeff Ibarra, LHP
25: Ty Wright, OF
26: Kevin Winn, INF
28: Vince Belhome, INF
30: Wande Olabisi, OF
31: Matt Jackson, RHP
32: David Erickson, RHP
33: Jon Berger, RHP
38: Kyle Loretelli, OF
39: Chris Ahearn, INF
40 Tom Porter, RHP
43: Chadd Hartman, OF
44: Ryan Skube, 2B
49: Brett Holland, RHP
50: Brett Basham, C


Angels sign picks:

"The Angels have signed nine of the 54 players they selected in last week's draft, including pitchers Tyler Kehrer and Patrick Corbin, their fifth and sixth picks.


Indians sign picks:

The team signed sixth round pick first baseman Ben Carlson from Missouri State, tenth round pick pitcher Brent Brach from Monmouth, eleventh round pick pitcher Kirk Wetmore from Bellevue Community College, and fourteenth round pick infielder Kyle Smith from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
   170. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: June 16, 2009 at 05:37 PM (#3220943)
Also, BA has finally filled out its draft map (I think they're done, anyway). Looks like pgcrosschecker is starting to update their missing states too.
   171. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 16, 2009 at 05:37 PM (#3220944)
Forgot first rounder <A HREF="http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090612&c>C Tony Sanchez has signed with the Pirates</a>
   172. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: June 16, 2009 at 05:39 PM (#3220947)
indiansprospectinsider.com is a good source for Cleveland - it includes "unofficial" signings. Good site in general.
   173. The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy Posted: June 16, 2009 at 10:19 PM (#3221336)
Maybe someone will find this useful - the official mlb signing pages (mirrors what you'll see in the transactions section of most websites):

NL
ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SDP SFG STL WAS
AL
BAL BOS CHW CLE DET KCR LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TBR TEX TOR
   174. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: June 17, 2009 at 03:09 PM (#3222131)
This one's for you, AG#1F: more Royals signings (no shockers - Cole White is the big name here, hard throwing reliever who posted good #s whilst pitching on the moon (UNM)).
   175. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 17, 2009 at 03:16 PM (#3222142)
Thanks Komminsk.

<A HREF="http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090616&c>Rays sign 14</a>:

The Rays announced the signings of 14 selections from the 2009 First-Year Player Draft on Monday. Among the signings were center fielder Brett Nommensen from Eastern Illinois, drafted in the eighth round, and right-hander Andrew Bellatti from Steel Canyon High School in Calif., whom the team took in the 12th round.
   176. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: June 17, 2009 at 03:46 PM (#3222182)
Thank you, AG#1F.

Did anybody see Nommensen's #s at EIU? (If you're reading this, you probably have, but I digress...) In 101 at bats (he missed a big chunk of the season due to injury), he was a .525/.652/1.010 (53-101, 14 2b, 1 3b, 11 hr, 23 w, 14 hbp, 7 k, 5 sb). He's played well in the past (his work in the Coastal Plain League caught people's attention in particular), but ... wow. Kind of a tweener - reminds me of more athletic Mike Aldrete.
   177. The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy Posted: June 18, 2009 at 01:32 AM (#3223033)
mlb's primary transactions page has a bunch of signings (and assignments), for some strange reason. Even some w/ future dates - kooky.
   178. The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy Posted: June 18, 2009 at 03:34 PM (#3223446)
Not a signing, but mlb.com has an informative aricle on Tanner Scheppers - a consensus top 10 talent who fell to #44/TEX over health concerns (link)
   179. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: June 18, 2009 at 03:52 PM (#3223471)
Three more signings for the Brewers:

C Cameron Garfield, Murrieta Valley (CA) HS (2nd round)
RHP Robert Currie, Tusculum College (12th round)
RHP Jose Oviedo, Miami Dade CC (31st round)
   180. The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy Posted: June 18, 2009 at 04:21 PM (#3223502)
Rangers ink a two-sport guy, OF Braxton Lane - mildly surprising that it happened this early.
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