Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Rafael DePaula update

Apparently, DePaula's suspension has expired. J.Arangure suggests that he was suspended in January of last year but I thought it was in April or May. Interesting. I have posted loads of stuff on this kid, his stuff, his suspension, MLB's waning credibility on visa issues, over the last 6 months. Now that there is a search widget on site, just type in DePaula to pull all that stuff up for an overview of his situation during that time (last post in November I think).


Monday, January 11, 2010

Prospecting: Kasey Kiker (reprint)

I simply had to reprint this after the continued appearance of Kasey Kiker on top prospect lists of late...

Kiker is a perfect example of why one should ignore traditional stats and just listen to a few frackin' games to get a good sense of how his season is really going. He has had a terribly inconsistent season, and those inconsistencies run the gamut: within an inning, bewteen innings, bewteen the first 3 and second 3 innings, between starts. . Kiker is the most over-hyped prospect in the system. Despite one laughable report that had him ranked as the third best pitching prospect in the system (think about this) most scouts (and reasonable people) project him as a reliever, as do I, being reasonable people (not a scout). This was supposed to be a "coming out" year from him, even though he already had one of those in 2007. Why? Because he fucked up in 2008, having chronic shoulder issues after getting fat over the off-season and failing to follow his ptiching program. During his struggles, he lost his vaunted FB velo (though I think this was really due to mechanical adjustments made to his windup and leg kick if not other things after the 07 season) and pitched in the 88-92 range. What seemed to save his bacon was above-average command of this suddenly very avergae offering.

Fast FWD to 2009. His FB command has been erratic all season while his average velo after his first 3 or so starts to begin the season, now sits at 87-89!! His second to last start in July he never flashed 90! The same report that ranked him in the same genera as Holland and Feliz, also suggested that little Kasey had finally come of age and learned how to be a pitcher and not a mere thrower after a string of 3 quality starts. Really? The Kasey Kiker of 2009 runs up very high pitch counts and exits in the 3rd, 4th, 5th inning with 85 pitches, a hit batter, a wild pitch, 3 walks, 6 SO and 3 hits. Despite the fact his now fringe-average FB and high AO rate might suggest to him that he try to pitch to contact, he still goes for the strikeout. The development of other phases of his game - the development of his CB, the possible introduction of 2-seam pitch - has been retarded in his slightly puzzling if not retrograde approach that privileges the use of his CU - his best pitch - over his development as a pitcher. After a brief stretch of 5 quality starts from late June to late July, his last four have reverted back to what can be called his season-long trend of inconsistency: " Kiker K's six, walks 3, and exits in the 4th..."


2010 System-wide Rankings now posted

I've just posted my system-wide rankings for 2010 in the sidebar. The profiles have been updated to include all of the radio coverage that I listened to during last season that spans hundreds of games (all or in part). The playXplay info will be interesting for some, useful for others, though there is a small subset of folks who regard with some suspicion any info that comes from a minor league staff and radio team. Really you say? Yes indeed. Baseball people never get the credit they deserve. The good thing about this collection of facts and “demonstrated tools” is that you can download all the worksheets yourself and decide if you want to call bullshit or not when someone is saying your favorite prospect mancrush has a shitty changeup or whose cannon is really more like a squirt gun. I've also added a "google search" widget so that you can, for example, search the site for all the instances when Luis Sardinas has been mentioned as a badass (search Sardinas, not badass...).

Altogether the "game notes" include pregame interviews, newspaper quotes (about a game), commentator notes on players, and game details, most frequently for pitchers. The format is not very friendly - it is what it is, just the raw data, dumped as it were: pitch sequencing, velo, stuff, etc. However if you want to know how hard someone was throwing or what pitches were working over the course of the season it is worth a look.

The player rankings themselves were guided primarily by an attempt to value prospects based on the _likelihood_ that they will reach their highest realistic ceiling, as much as this can be determined or anticipated. So what does this mean? Well, in part, It simply inverts the tools/proximity relation with respect to ceiling. So on this list you won’t find the Engel Beltres or Kasey Kikers hanging around for 3 years as elite prospects unless they are progressing apace. For guys like Moscoso or Poveda, they will be ranked more highly, as they both have mid-rotation ceilings and are ready to compete for a spot on the 25 (Moscoso) or near ready (Poveda). So in these scenarios, tools don’t necessarily rule the roost and ranking Jurickson "JPro" Profar or Luis "Who?" Sardinas ahead of them simply makes zero sense.

In terms of who I include or don't include, I make an argument that LOOGIES, MIDDIES, utility players, long relievers, and 5th outfielders should not be ranked at all as they are the most fungible and widely available commodities in baseball. In addition, as these roles usually devolve to fringy/fallen starters and replacement level types anyways, if your ceiling as a minor leaguer begins there, well then, you get your own list: SansTools. By contrast some role players are important enough to be included. Any players who project to contribute at least fringe average play over 1/2 a season in some other capacity are included on the list - Platoon players, backup catchers, 4th outfielders.

In the end, what we are interested in are those players most likely to start in the field/on the mound, close, setup or play 1/2 a season of fringe-average ball in some other role. Finally, I do not include players who have yet to make their state-side debuts unless by consensus or bonus they are clearly top ~30 players in a strong system. This year Profar and Sardinas make the list by virtue of bonus alone if not hype as well. By contrast, David Perez and Victor Payano do not.

The rankings workbook is broken down into worksheets that breakdown player value in relation to position only rather than by arbitrary sequential rankings: Top 70, Starters, Hitters, Relievers, DSL. The "top 70" is not a meaningful attempt to assign a # to player value with respect to one another, rather, it is an overview of everyone in the system who has a realistic chance to fulfill a primary role on a 25 man roster - for 2010 there are 69. The value in the top 70 list can be seen in a commonsense way from the progression from more valuable roles to less valuable roles: Front, Mid, Back Rotation starters; All-star to Fringe-Average & Gold Glove position players; closers to setup men; Role players. For the DSL, I attempted to project what kind of stuff/tools that a few of the players might have based on their #s. I'll be interested to see how that plays out when we learn more about a few of those guys this year. There is also a summary worksheet which lists all the categories sideXside.

Those players who might easily project into another role, I have indicated this in the "2ndy tier" column. For pitchers who project as something in between, those roles are underscored, eg, bp2_3. For players who are ranked lower than their indicated ceiling, it suggests a higher risk factor (makeup, injuries, weaknesses). For position players, I have indicated what their realistic ceiling is graded from All-Star to Fringe Average for major leaguers, and Replacement level/4a to 2A for Organizational soldiers. Utility players, Middle Relievers, and Loogies are indicated as such and not ranked but still carry value as possible contributors for some team down the line. If a player has yet to make their debut then I go strictly by secondhand reports and draft profile information from various sources. For those players, I assume a generous though reasonable ceiling. For example Justin Jamison is at the very bottom of the list as a very raw starter who might one day sit in the mid-90's due to his tremendous frame but right now he is more likely to hit the backstop than the mitt. Here are the first 15:

1 Feliz, N.... SP1
2 Smoak, J.... AS/ GG
3 Scheppers... SP1_2
4 Perez, M.... SP1_2
5 Moscoso ... SP3
6 Strop, Pedro... BP1_2
7 Poveda, Omar... SP3
8 Ross, Robbie... SP2_3
9 Font, Wilmer... SP2_3
10 Mendonca ... AA/ GG
11 Kirkman ... SP3_4
12 Gomez, K... SP3_4
13 Brigham... SP3_4
14 Doyle, Tony... SP3_4
15 Main, Mike... SP2_3


Thursday, January 7, 2010

MJH hangs up the gloves:

"Thank you Marcus. I'm probably retired from baseball writing. I think I got it out of my system. When pitchers and catchers report, I might get the bug again, but that's not very likely. With Scott, Jason Cole, Jason Parks, David Brown, and of course Jamison all on the job, there's certainly no paucity of high-quality info on Rangers prospects these days."

You will be missed....


Jail time for Dgut?

Makeup Matters:

10/13/2009 JAIL/PRISON D 1
10/13/2009 FUND: BASE FINE (84%) D 1
10/13/2009 FUND: MUNI COURT FEE EFF 0609 D 1
10/13/2009 SENTENCING D 1
10/13/2009 PROBATION D 1


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Colby Lewis Notes

So I kinda ignored the interest that Texas was reported to have with Colby Lewis as, well, we have plenty rotation candidates who I'm perfectly happy with. But I just took a look at one of his starts using the nice pitch f/x tool at Patrick Newman's NPBTracker site and was pleasantly surprised. Colby has a 5 pitch mix with plus command: 4S- sits 92.5 (90-94+95); 2S(shuuto) - sits 91 (90-93+94); slider - 85-87.5; curveball - 80-82; change - 86.

He throws harder than I thought he would and has added a 2-seamer so he might indeed be worth a look. The only thing that gives me pause, is that he hardly ever throws his changeup or curve, so, at least in his NPB incarnation, he is a 4s/2s/sl guy. Not sure how that will translate stateside his second time around, but at least he is still throwing hard.

PNew, NPB Tracker -
Pitch f/x Colby Lewis

There are some interesting comments there as well speculating about how (or even if) one might translate stats from the NPB to MLB - the consensus seems to be that it is very hit and miss. The difference in approach taken by NPB hitters compared to MLB hitters seems to be a big part of the difficulty.

Klaw Insider:
"Lewis was a top prospect in the Texas system until he blew out his shoulder in 2004 after a year and a half of unsuccessful work in the majors, but when he went to Japan in 2008 he remade himself as an extreme control artist, walking just 42 men in 354 innings over two years in NPB while striking out 369, leading his league in strikeouts in 2009. He's mostly fastball/slider with average velocity, and he'll mix in the occasional two-seamer and curveball. Patrick over at NPB Tracker writes that Lewis is hoping to return to MLB this offseason due to family reasons, and given his success in NPB and average fastball, I think he's worth a look for any team in search of a fifth starter."


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Payano signs with TX

LH Dominican pitcher Victor Payano signs with TX**. He had his 990k contract with Boston voided due to some preexisting condition with his shoulder or elbow. There were no reports at that time of what the issue might have been. At least one Dominican-based source suggested at the time that the bonus was more than he deserved given his BA velo. There are as of yet no reports of his bonus. The going rate these days has been 250-350k but given the "condition" of both parties - health, money - maybe he got less. If he gets more, then TX doesn't buy the health issues which in turn might put into play the money question as well.

After the Purke signing fell through JD did in fact say that they hoped to use some of the bonus money to sign more international free agents. And so he has, signing David Perez August 24th and now Payano. There are still some interesting names out there, some previously tied to TX, and I will put a list together shortly, though you'll find a # of them already peppered throughout the entries over the last 5 months.

UPDATE: Digging around a little more, I found that it was his shoulder that was tagged as a medical risk but not why. It took him 5 months to hook on with TX since he failed his physical ~8/1. Maybe he was doing some rehab or strengthening. I'm very curious to see what the issue was.

**Inside Source: Dominican buscon hiding in the cane fields outside of the TX academy in San Pedro de Macoris


And So It Begins...

What are the first signs that augur the New Year you ask, and by that I mean of course, every new year: mimosas and good wishes; confetti and long kisses; internecine prospecting wars? Well...No, its the Newberg 72 stupid, you know, the top 72 prospect rankings published by Jamey Newberg, the lawyer with a fan blog indefatigably peddling his TX Ranger enterprise: book work (‘bounded’ emails), contract work ("hot sheets"), police work (Josey Wails APBs). Now, of late, I've been in a bit of a writing slump, blogging over at Lonestarball and even more recently over at minorleagueball to get my groove on; one always needs little fugues here and there to lick a writing funk – pulp fiction meets sardonic (angry?) nuevo journalism always makes for a satisfying cure-all.

Anyways, while “Robbie Ross” is normally an interesting discussion topic as far as it goes, it was the the 2010 Newberg72 thread over at that started the ingress - a little baiting, vivisection, hijacking - you know the drill. The web is nothing if not a stage right? And what better entertainment than watching Newberg swoon for more authentic (pre-web?) times past when identities were, he recalls, more transparent, less shifty, than the unaccountable avatars shouting foul language at him from all sides. I like the new age myself; Simulacrum is for cool kids.

And, wow, I almost forgot to mention thus but, I’m wriing a book. Well, really, it’s more like a group of blog entries (precisely like this one in fact, if not one and the same) about minor league baseball fans/blogs that will be serialized and repackaged as it were when completed. Should you like to be on the list to be contacted when they are collated, loosly bound and available for purchase, drop me an email. Due to my very recent arrival on scene on the prospecting landscape, the price is very reasonable, negotiable even. The notable figures against which I’m writing are, let us say, entrenched. So, as you might expect, I’m willing to relentlessly skewer any and every local writer with the aim of not only elevating my reputation in this cut-throat field, but also, of course, to exponentially increase the traffic to this blog (the more hits, the more I get paid). Sadly, even if you, dear reader, might actually be a subject somewhere therein, the royalties are mine alone. Free shipping though.

Ok, where was I. Before I get to a "dissection" of the Newberg 72, here is a cryptic summary of future M&M projects with a few predictions for the new year:


1. Easy Eddie piece
2. “Not a Prospect” piece: Geuris Grullon
3. Updated Game notes: 2nd half 2009 minor league season
4. Updated Player Rankings: Starters thru Org guys
5. "Internet Prospecting": rules of the road

PREDICTIONS (likelihood of)

6. Updated Player Profiles: 40%%
7. Starting the Minor Moosings website: 0%
8. Switch to Wordpress: 80%
9. Listen to hundreds of games in 2010: 0%
10. Founding of: “Scouting Consultants: - Cole, Parks, Goyo”: .08%
11. Founding of: “Tripp Physical Therapy Associates”: 98%
12. Litigation with “Vincent Lopez Serafino Jenevein, PC”: 100%
(coincidently, I used to live on Bryan street right above a Thai place just outside downtown)
13. Finally making bank on that Josey Wales photo (enough for legal fees at least): 99%
14. The revelation of my inside source in the Dominican? 100% (Rhymes with Antigua)

OK so I'm finally going to dust off a summer article that I never finished asking "Wherefore Art Thou Edwin Garcia?" which examines why top 30 shortstop prospect Edwin “Easy Eddie” Garcia is something like (top 30 catcher) TomasTelis' dark matter talent-twin who no one can actually see, especially various and sundry Internet Prospecters (IPs) claiming some pointed powers of prospect prognostication, which is to say: always ignore the stuff you hear about prospects coming out of Instructs and the back fields of spring training; it is assuredly less important than the stuff you don't hear, and as misleading as scripting a prospect's future based on a scrimmage, batting practice, a bullpen session, a winter ball stint for Obregon or a windblown Jurickson Profar homer -Nary a word on the kid the last 2 years ; Very nice prospect. (this last sentence-qua-paragraph is dedicated to, and a salutary warning).

The second thing is that I'm going to dust off the always fun "NOT A PROSPECT" (NAP) series (which started and ended as a series of one, analyzing Reinier Bermudez). The motivation for which – simmering for a long while – was the inevitable progression of zero-pitchability Lefty reliever Geuris Grullon into the top 40 of the Newberg72. Poor Newberg, he’s slightly awkward and always untimely when it comes to picking the right doppleganger: Geuris Grullon over Juan Grullon; Leury Garcia over Eddwin Garcia). After GG's deplorable 2009, and a third straight year in short-season ball barely pitching 25 innings, Newberg has moved him into the top 40 (‘10:39; ‘09:54; ‘08:60) taking a page from the book of Ron Washington, and playing it by the gut it seems. This is a perfect entree into the desultory NAP series that might eventually include say, the likes of Christian Santana, and it should be noted that I do take requests. Another semi-regular (or one-off) series could embody themes of ghosts, haunting, abandonment, forlornness, involving say, Easy Eddie, Juan Grullon, Randol Rojas, Alex Gonzalez, Ruben Sierra , Trevor Hurley, etc...

Talk of Easy Eddie makes for a nice transition to the N72 (see what I did there - same thing that happens to English and Spanish in the TexMex frontier, though, I will say that the meaning of "Goyo" in Mexican Spanish never changes, whether north or south of the border, for those with limited Spanish skills who have a professed interest in the matter). If the N72 were an alley, and you screamed Easy Eddie's name into it, what would you have? The echo of course, but just a squeeky ni’gh inaudible sound, rather than the noise of the shouted name itself as that would simply be too much explicit recognition. Though, I will say, you might also hear the faint tendrils of a previous and rather ominous conversation between Eddie and someone from the ever-present if ever-powerful Newberg-MJH-Lucas Prospect Syndicate (NMLPS), something that sounded vaguely like: "Your dead to us, Easy Eddie. Dead". With friends like for MJH, well, he seems to have gone rogue, and I’m always looking over my shoulder for fear that he’s picking off helpless IPs around the country and I’m next.

Whatever the case, and to my surprise, in a list full of, err, umm, surprises, Eddie's Dominican prospect doppleganger Leury Garcia has somehow leaped into the top 30 despite the fact he is merely 1/2 the prospect (unlike (D)irk Nowitski, all "D"). Leury will likely never make it out of AA. That would make his ceiling as a prospect about that of a 3A player, no?

So If Easy Eddie (~top 30) is the most glaring omission from the N72, what are a few of the other surprises. Ruben Sierra Jr. (~top 40) is quite a doosie as well. Oh and before I go on, I should get this out of the way: Numerical rankings are irrelevant. Ok, now that this is settled, the surprises. Well, they can be classified in two ways: 1. Discreet surprises ("JPro at six!@?"; "A fifth outfielder at 31?"; "Tony Doyle after Brennan Garr, really?!"; "Sierra Jr who?"; “Tevor Hurley? You mean Eric?”); 2. Analytical clusterfuck (picks, 27-72). Without actually purchasing the book, and having no real explanation about the analytical framework that may or may not undergird the list, I can only say “WTF?” to the bottom 50, inscrutably arranged as they are. There _are_ tiers lurking around in that list, or so it is claimed, hidden from plain view as it were, and, by all indications, of suspect efficacy.

So, since there are no templates, measures, frameworks, explication (even in his own LSB thread oddly enough), data sets, pie charts, strategems, or some intricately reasoned "Philosophy of a Humble(d) IP" put forward, the easiest way to parse the list is in this bipartate manner:

1. Discrete surprises

Omissions altogether: Easy Eddie (top 30); Ruben Sierra (top 40); Trevor Hurley (top 40)

Inclusions: Jose Felix, Alexi Ogando, Miggie de los Santos, Christian Santana, Ryan Tatusko, Eric Hurley, Whittleman

Felix: Paired with Eli Sarmiento to made up one of the singularly worst defensive catching duos in HighA if not in all of A ball. Also had a horrible year at the plate, his area of strength. Org guy. Ogando/Miggie: the only 2 people on this list without Visas, with Ogando likely ending up in Japan in 2010 unless Noobie has some official info stating otherwise. Santana: NAP. Tatusko: 25yo HighA reliever, org guy. Eric Hurley: no basis to rank him at all until he is ready to compete for a ML spot. Whittleman: Org guy

Miscast starters: Kasey Kiker (middle reliever) and Danny Gutierrez (setup)

2. Everything Else (27-72)

A. Loogies, Middies everywhere. If your maximum ceiling as a prospect is a LOOGY or a low-leverage reliever, you should not be considered a high value/high ceiling player. You should have your own list, a list that lacks projection, no? Lets call this list, SansTools. Its always amusing to see one appear in any top 25. If you believe in them as potential closers or setup men, or still have faith in them as a fringy starter, different story: I. (Snyder), Phillips, Young, Ortiz, Nam; II. Garr, Reed, Murphy, Jones, Miggie

B. Lack of any consistent approach to the valuation of teen prospects, 16yo LA and 17yo US players (12 players appearing haphazardly, 6-71+: Profar, Sardinas, Alvarez, Escobar, Erlin, Blackwell, Rojas, Strong, Perez, McBride, Sierra, Lane). If one doesn’t have some consistent way to establish value for these types of players, then isn’t really better to leave them off altogether, rather than, I don’t know, haphazardly inserting them? Just wait for their debuts and let their performance establish their value rather than guessing. For an oblique aspect of this problem in the LSB N72 thread, see his dismissal of the use bonus figures (or any other way really) to attmpt to do this.

C. Travesties: Doyle at 70 (top 20); McBride/Strong, 66/71 (top 40); Carlos Melo at 56 (top 30); Engel Beltre in the top 10 (not top 30); Robbie Erlin, 48 (top 30); Trevor Hurley, UR (top 40)

D. Valuation of Career reserves: 5th OF prospects (pinch-runners, defensive replacements) Gentry at 31; in front of 4th OF prospects (~80game platoon player ceilings)Golson/Paisano, 51/53.

E. everyone else not on the list past 49: Keith Campbell, Johnny Gunter, Kyle Ocampo, Alex Garcia, Kevin Arrendell, Ovispo de los Santos, Adalberto Flores, Winston Marquez, Justin Miller, Zeke Rijo, Juan Grullon. Justin Miller is a 2010 breakout candidate to be sure, but then, many on this list are.

Ok so, you ask, why purchase the this book at all, a collection of email “reports” (that you might already have in your inbox), bounded as it were, coupled with maudlin and impressionistic prospect tales? Well, I can think of a few reasons, so here are the “Top 4 Reasons to Purchase The Newberg Report, Bound”:

1. Recrudescent Whittleman Mancrush (RWM- an official DSM disorder): “He’s really making solid contact these last 2 games. I think he might finally be putting it all together his third year here at Frisco. “

2. Wistful Americana: “ One day young Martin skirted the edge of the sugar cane fields abutting his neighborhood waving goodbye to his dad who was taking a long walk to the local petroleum plant, the regions only source of employment. Somewhat distracted, he turned to see his friends screaming at him from across the hard-packed earth of the local baseball diamond. He spied their ball in the undercover, picked it and threw a canon over their heads and into an adjacent yard. It might have been a 100 yard throw, straight as a string , with what some claim was late life and a hint of armside run. So it began. A local boscan slipped him a 20 and the rest is history, our history. Martin Perez, superstar.”

3. Tool Talk: “Roaming the back fields looking for hidden prospect gems, I spied ( “Derek Holland, Ian Kinsler, Elvis Andrus , Christian Santana, Wilmer Font...”), a relative unknown. He was (“taking grounders, throwing a bullpen, taking BP, showing leadership that belied his age”) in a way that I hadn’t seen before, and am not likely to see ever again, until next year’s book of course. I’m not sure if I can describe this in any pointed way, but, you know, when you see a baseball player, and well, you say to yourself, ‘he has something, he has it, he..has...IT’? Well, he does, what ever that is, whatever that thing is that a real baseball player has, he has it in spades. I was the first to mention him by the way, back in my email of 10/15/07 (link); Goldstein hopped onto this player’s prospect train much later though we are still very good friends(link). Sickels was late to the game a well, but, well, I was finally able to bring him on board (link) after my last instructs report (link).”

4. A keen prospect eye: “The Newberg always seems to be ‘in’ on the right prospects, his analysis is untimely, that is to say, he spies those obscure kids on the back fields, and picks’em like a hard liner to 3b. Despite the very large signing bonus that they received coupled with the extensive (draft/J2) coverage that followed them – neither being a true measure of a player’s value of course – The Newberg Knows. Buy his book. “ Newberg interviewing Goldstein speaking about Newberg in the 3rd person, 11/15/09, at his house over black coffee and (...Migas, wait that is San Antonio, so for Dallas...) spinach-sausage keish.


Monday, January 4, 2010

System Rankings (penultimate draft): 1/4/2010

1. Neftali Feliz.......40. E. Escobar
2. Justin Smoak......41. Vincent DiFazio
3. T. Scheppers......42. Marcus Lemon
4. Martin Perez......43. Engel Beltre
5. G. Moscoso........44. Matt Thompson
6. Pedro Strop.......45. Tanner Roark
7. Omar Poveda.......46. Keith Campbell
8. Robbie Ross.......47. Johnny Gunter
9. Wilmer Font.......48. Tm Murphy
10. T. Mendonca.......49. Neil Ramirez
11. M. Kirkman........50. Kyle Ocampo
12. Kennil Gomez......51. Miguel de los Santos
13. Blake Beavan......52. Juan Grullon
14. Richard Bleier....53. Richard Alvarez
15. Jacob Brigham.....54. Zike Rijo
16. Michael Main......55. Shawn Blackwell
17. M. Velazquez......56. Justin Miller
18. Tony Doyle........57. Fabio Castillo
19. Max Ramirez.......58. Beau Jones
20. D. Guttierez......59. Corey Young
21. M. Moreland.......60. Joseph Ortiz
22. Fredo Boscan......61. Winston Marquez
23. Joe Wieland.......62. Adalberto Flores
24. Kasey Kiker.......63. Jose Monegro
25. Luis Sardinas.....64. Ovispo de los Santos
26. J. Profar...........65. Kelvin Arrendell
27. Robbie Erlin......66. David Paisano
28. Edwin Garcia......67. Mike Bianucci
29. Tomas Telis.......68. Alex Gonzalez
30. Carlos Melo.......69. Leury Garcia
31. Ruben Sierra......70. Leonel de los Santos
32. Nick McBride......71. Clark Murphy
33. Paul Strong.......72. Guillermo Pimentel
34. Greg Golson.......73. Joey Butler
35. Chad Tracy........74. Matt Lawson
36. Trevor Hurley.....75. Justin Jamison
37. C. Pimentel.......76. Tae Ahn Kyung
38. Braden Tullis.....77. Braxton Lane
39. Chadwick Bell.....78. Riley Cooper