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2008 Draftees and Status
« on: June 08, 2008, 02:30:54 am »
This information has been compiled from lists at MLB.com and Baseball America.  Where there are discrepancies between the lists, I've gone with the one from MLB.com. I'll try to keep this updated every couple of days.  Please let me know if anything is incorrect, I've missed a nickname, etc. 

        Draftee
Castro, Jason
Lyles, Jordan
Austin, Joseph
Davidson, Charles
Seaton, Ross
Steele, Thomas
Duncan, David
Shuck, Jack
Gaston, Jonathan
Dydalewicz, Brad
Cruz, Luis
Holloway, Jarred
Priday, Jacob
Hulett, Jeff
Godfrey, Kyle
Hicks, Christopher
Disher, Phil
Poytress, Joshua
Simunic, Andrew
Flores, David
Mowdy, Ashton
Robin, Shea
Jones, Rodarrick
Jackson, Terrence
Huchingson, Daniel
Meier, Danny
Hacker, Michael
Wolf, Shane
Pettus, Nathaniel
Grimmett, Zachary
Jackson, Christopher
Diaz, Michael
Rummel, Philip
Vollmuth, Bryan
Armstrong, Shawn
Jankowski, Jordan
Garcia, Rene
Wood, Austin
Rivers, Kirkland
Castellanos, Kristofer
Van Winkle, Tyson
Lawson, Scott
McClendon, Tony
Danbury, Ryan
Green, Austin
Sparks, Edmond
Garvin, Grayson
Modica, Mike
Metroka, Nathan
Meszaros, Daniel
Lehr, Chase
Austin, Jamal

Round
   1
  1S
   2
   3
  3S
   4
   5
   6
   7
   8
   9
  10
  11
  12
  13
  14
  15
  16
  17
  18
  19
  20
  21
  22
  23
  24
  25
  26
  27
  28
  29
  30
  31
  32
  33
  34
  35
  36
  37
  38
  39
  40
  41
  42
  43
  44
  45
  46
  47
  48
  49
  50
   Pick
    10
    38
    56
    88
   109
   122
   152
   182
   212
   242
   272
   302
   332
   362
   392
   422
   452
   482
   512
   542
   572
   602
   632
   662
   692
   722
   752
   782
   812
   842
   872
   902
   932
   962
   992
  1022
  1052
  1082
  1112
  1142
  1172
  1202
  1232
  1262
  1292
  1322
  1361
  1379
  1406
  1433
  1460
  1487
  Signed 
     -
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
     -
     -
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
               School
Stanford
Hartsville HS (SC)
North Atlanta HS (GA)
Milton HS (GA)
Second Baptist School (TX)
U Arizona
Georgia Tech
Ohio St U
U Arizona
Lake Travis HS (TX)
Academia Santa Monica
St Petersburg JC
U Missouri Columbia
Okaloosa Walton CC
Hiwassee JC
Georgia Tech
U South Carolina Columbia     
Fowler HS (CA)
U Tennessee
Cal St Sacramento
Eastern Oklahoma St JC
Vanderbilt U
St John HS (LA)
North Central Texas Col
U Arkansas Ft Smith
U Portland
Cosumnes River Col
Ithaca Col
Western Oklahoma St Col
Beggs HS (OK)
Virginia Commonwealth U
Southern Connecticut St U
Kutztown U
Biloxi HS (MS)
West Craven HS (NC)
Peters Township HS (PA)
Colegio Sagrada Familia
Niceville HS (FL)
Texas A&M U
Newsome HS (FL)
Gonzaga U
Grayson County Col
Damien HS (CA)
North Florida CC
Patrick Henry HS (CA)
Chipola JC
Wesleyan HS (GA)
George Mason U
Compton CC
Col of Charleston
Glendale CC
Harrison HS (GA)
Class
   JR
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   JR
   JR
   JR
   JR
   HS
   HS
   J2
   SR
   J2
   J2
   JR
   SR
   HS
   SR
   SR
   J3
   SR
   HS
   J1
   J1
   SR
   J2
   SR
   J1
   HS
   JR
   JR
   SR
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   SR
   HS
   JR
   J2
   HS
   J2
   HS
   J1
   HS
   JR
   J2
   SR
   J2
   HS
Position
     C
   RHP
    CF
    OF
   RHP
    CF
   LHP
    CF
    RF
   LHP
   LHP
   LHP
    RF
    SS
   RHP
   RHP
    1B
   LHP
    2B
    3B
   RHP
     C
    CF
   LHP
   LHP
    OF
   LHP
   LHP
   RHP
   RHP
    SS
    2B
   RHP
    SS
   RHP
     C
     C
   RHP
   RHP
   LHP
     C
    2B
    CF
    CF
     C
     C
   LHP
   LHP
    RF
   RHP
   RHP
    CF
Bat/Throw
      L/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/R
      L/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      L/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/L
      L/L
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      L/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
Height
  6'03
  6’04
  5'11"
  6'05"
  6'04"
  6'03"
  6'09"
  5'11"
  6'00"
  6'01"
  5'09"
  6'03"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'04"
  6'04"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'02"
  6'00"
  5'11"
  6'00"
  6'03"
  6'05"
  6'03"
  5'09"
  6'03"
  6'01"
  6'03"
  5'11"
  5'10"
  6'05"
  6'03"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'04"
  6'01"
  6'03"
  6'00"
  5'10"
  6'02"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  5'11"
  6'05"
  6'00"
  6'02"
  5'10"
  6'02"
  5'10"
Weight
   210
   185
   170
   222
   190
   215
   230
   185
   210
   180
   170
   230
     -
   185
   200
   205
   215
     -
   170
   220
   185
   185
   190
   185
   180
   205
   175
   225
   200
   185
   185
   160
   235
   195
     -
   210
   172
   205
   195
   185
   190
   185
   180
   170
   180
   200
     -
   175
   220
     -
   185
   175
Date of Birth
1987-06-18
1990-10-19
1990-08-10
1990-01-14
1989-09-18
1986-09-21
1986-06-01
1987-06-18
1986-11-13
1990-03-24
1990-09-10
1988-08-28
1985-10-02
1987-11-16
1986-02-06
1987-02-17
1985-06-17
1990-07-20
1985-08-07
1986-10-13
1986-06-21
1985-12-11
1990-07-31
1988-09-24
1989-04-14
1985-10-28
1985-11-06
1986-09-10
1988-10-09
1990-02-05
1986-12-30
1987-04-11
1985-06-26
1989-12-23
1990-09-11
1989-05-17
1990-03-21
1990-07-11
1986-01-06
1990-07-01
1988-02-02
1987-08-12
1990-09-01
1987-08-31
1990-02-22
1989-02-17
1989-10-27
1986-12-16
1986-08-30
1985-09-06
1987-10-09
1990-08-26
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2008, 04:47:59 am »
This will not be useful unless you can fix the horizontal alignment.  Word wrap is killing you by adding space in only one column at a time.
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2008, 09:49:58 am »
This will not be useful unless you can fix the horizontal alignment.  Word wrap is killing you by adding space in only one column at a time.

Not sure what you mean.  Checked it on two computers and it comes out in proper column/row format.  Anyone else having a problem with it?
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2008, 10:40:35 am »
Looks pretty normal to me....the 'Signed' column needs to be moved up one space though and possibly the 'Date of Birth'
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2008, 11:01:43 am »
Looks good. Thanks for posting this. Occasional updates would be great too.

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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2008, 11:59:42 am »
Looks pretty normal to me....the 'Signed' column needs to be moved up one space though and possibly the 'Date of Birth'
You tipped me off to the problem.  If youmake the page wide enough, everything lines up (including the "signed" column).  Make it narrower, and line wrap kills you.
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2008, 02:10:41 pm »
Great work OSF.  Thanks!
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2008, 05:41:13 pm »
Wolf (round 26) and Diaz (round 30) signed.

Link

Article says a total of 12 signed.  That's higher than what we have listed.
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2008, 05:43:38 pm »
12 of 52 signed (and counting)... 

This information has been compiled from lists at MLB.com and Baseball America.  Where there are discrepancies between the lists, I've gone with the one from MLB.com. I'll try to keep this updated every couple of days.  Please let me know if anything is incorrect, I've missed a nickname, etc.

        Draftee
Castro, Jason
Lyles, Jordan
Austin, Joseph
Davidson, Charles
Seaton, Ross
Steele, Thomas
Duncan, David
Shuck, Jack
Gaston, Jonathan
Dydalewicz, Brad
Cruz, Luis
Holloway, Jarred
Priday, Jacob
Hulett, Jeff
Godfrey, Kyle
Hicks, Christopher
Disher, Phil
Poytress, Joshua
Simunic, Andrew
Flores, David
Mowdy, Ashton
Robin, Shea
Jones, Rodarrick
Jackson, Terrence
Huchingson, Daniel
Meier, Danny
Hacker, Michael
Wolf, Shane
Pettus, Nathaniel
Grimmett, Zachary
Jackson, Christopher
Diaz, Michael
Rummel, Philip
Vollmuth, Bryan
Armstrong, Shawn
Jankowski, Jordan
Garcia, Rene
Wood, Austin
Rivers, Kirkland
Castellanos, Kristofer
Van Winkle, Tyson
Lawson, Scott
McClendon, Tony
Danbury, Ryan
Green, Austin
Sparks, Edmond
Garvin, Grayson
Modica, Mike
Metroka, Nathan
Meszaros, Daniel
Lehr, Chase
Austin, Jamal

Round
   1
  1S
   2
   3
  3S
   4
   5
   6
   7
   8
   9
  10
  11
  12
  13
  14
  15
  16
  17
  18
  19
  20
  21
  22
  23
  24
  25
  26
  27
  28
  29
  30
  31
  32
  33
  34
  35
  36
  37
  38
  39
  40
  41
  42
  43
  44
  45
  46
  47
  48
  49
  50
   Pick
    10
    38
    56
    88
   109
   122
   152
   182
   212
   242
   272
   302
   332
   362
   392
   422
   452
   482
   512
   542
   572
   602
   632
   662
   692
   722
   752
   782
   812
   842
   872
   902
   932
   962
   992
  1022
  1052
  1082
  1112
  1142
  1172
  1202
  1232
  1262
  1292
  1322
  1361
  1379
  1406
  1433
  1460
  1487
  Signed 
     -
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
     -
     -
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
               School
Stanford
Hartsville HS (SC)
North Atlanta HS (GA)
Milton HS (GA)
Second Baptist School (TX)
U Arizona
Georgia Tech
Ohio St U
U Arizona
Lake Travis HS (TX)
Academia Santa Monica
St Petersburg JC
U Missouri Columbia
Okaloosa Walton CC
Hiwassee JC
Georgia Tech
U South Carolina Columbia     
Fowler HS (CA)
U Tennessee
Cal St Sacramento
Eastern Oklahoma St JC
Vanderbilt U
St John HS (LA)
North Central Texas Col
U Arkansas Ft Smith
U Portland
Cosumnes River Col
Ithaca Col
Western Oklahoma St Col
Beggs HS (OK)
Virginia Commonwealth U
Southern Connecticut St U
Kutztown U
Biloxi HS (MS)
West Craven HS (NC)
Peters Township HS (PA)
Colegio Sagrada Familia
Niceville HS (FL)
Texas A&M U
Newsome HS (FL)
Gonzaga U
Grayson County Col
Damien HS (CA)
North Florida CC
Patrick Henry HS (CA)
Chipola JC
Wesleyan HS (GA)
George Mason U
Compton CC
Col of Charleston
Glendale CC
Harrison HS (GA)
Class
   JR
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   JR
   JR
   JR
   JR
   HS
   HS
   J2
   SR
   J2
   J2
   JR
   SR
   HS
   SR
   SR
   J3
   SR
   HS
   J1
   J1
   SR
   J2
   SR
   J1
   HS
   JR
   JR
   SR
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   SR
   HS
   JR
   J2
   HS
   J2
   HS
   J1
   HS
   JR
   J2
   SR
   J2
   HS
Position
     C
   RHP
    CF
    OF
   RHP
    CF
   LHP
    CF
    RF
   LHP
   LHP
   LHP
    RF
    SS
   RHP
   RHP
    1B
   LHP
    2B
    3B
   RHP
     C
    CF
   LHP
   LHP
    OF
   LHP
   LHP
   RHP
   RHP
    SS
    2B
   RHP
    SS
   RHP
     C
     C
   RHP
   RHP
   LHP
     C
    2B
    CF
    CF
     C
     C
   LHP
   LHP
    RF
   RHP
   RHP
    CF
Bat/Throw
      L/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/R
      L/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      L/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/L
      L/L
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      L/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
Height
  6'03
  6’04
  5'11"
  6'05"
  6'04"
  6'03"
  6'09"
  5'11"
  6'00"
  6'01"
  5'09"
  6'03"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'04"
  6'04"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'02"
  6'00"
  5'11"
  6'00"
  6'03"
  6'05"
  6'03"
  5'09"
  6'03"
  6'01"
  6'03"
  5'11"
  5'10"
  6'05"
  6'03"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'04"
  6'01"
  6'03"
  6'00"
  5'10"
  6'02"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  5'11"
  6'05"
  6'00"
  6'02"
  5'10"
  6'02"
  5'10"
Weight
   210
   185
   170
   222
   190
   215
   230
   185
   210
   180
   170
   230
     -
   185
   200
   205
   215
     -
   170
   220
   185
   185
   190
   185
   180
   205
   175
   225
   200
   185
   185
   160
   235
   195
     -
   210
   172
   205
   195
   185
   190
   185
   180
   170
   180
   200
     -
   175
   220
     -
   185
   175
Date of Birth
1987-06-18
1990-10-19
1990-08-10
1990-01-14
1989-09-18
1986-09-21
1986-06-01
1987-06-18
1986-11-13
1990-03-24
1990-09-10
1988-08-28
1985-10-02
1987-11-16
1986-02-06
1987-02-17
1985-06-17
1990-07-20
1985-08-07
1986-10-13
1986-06-21
1985-12-11
1990-07-31
1988-09-24
1989-04-14
1985-10-28
1985-11-06
1986-09-10
1988-10-09
1990-02-05
1986-12-30
1987-04-11
1985-06-26
1989-12-23
1990-09-11
1989-05-17
1990-03-21
1990-07-11
1986-01-06
1990-07-01
1988-02-02
1987-08-12
1990-09-01
1987-08-31
1990-02-22
1989-02-17
1989-10-27
1986-12-16
1986-08-30
1985-09-06
1987-10-09
1990-08-26
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2008, 05:44:48 pm »
Your table is a little hard to read.  Are you using a widescreen monitor?  Because on a laptop or regular monitor, the table is squished and off.

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I'm on a laptop and see it just fine.
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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2008, 06:38:04 pm »
Your table is a little hard to read.  Are you using a widescreen monitor?  Because on a laptop or regular monitor, the table is squished and off.

Noe, check your PM. 

Additionally, I emailed my spreadsheet (in Word format) to Duman and Jacksonian, so perhaps they can post it in a more user-friendly format.
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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2008, 08:53:07 pm »
I'm on a laptop and see it just fine.

Here is what I see.

The word wrap is off, notice the names like "Davidson, Charles" going to two lines.  That drops the next column of information into the wrong setup diagonally.  However, that may be a Firefox browser format problem or the fact that I use "normal" as my text view for Firefox browsers (and should use deceased or something else).  So no worries, just saying it's not working for me.

ET: I decreased my text view to very small and the alignment is perfect now.  But I need bifocals to read it.  Bummer.
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« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2008, 09:27:33 pm »
whats ur screen resolution?

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« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2008, 10:51:04 pm »
whats ur screen resolution?

1024 x 768, the standard resolution.

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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2008, 12:40:19 am »
mine is 1200 x 800, hmm...try that and see if it works. if not, just change it back.

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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2008, 03:59:37 pm »
I have a widescreen monitor at work and it is set to 1280 x 960.  It looks perfect when I maximize the browser.  Well done OSF. 
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« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2008, 08:00:32 pm »
Per the 6/10/08 Game Notes, the Astros have signed another 10 draftees (Austin-2, Priday-11, Hulett-12, Godfrey-3, Simunic-17, Jackson-29, Rummel-31,  Rivers-37, Metroka-47, Lehr-49), making a total of 22 of 52 signed to date.

This information has been compiled from lists at MLB.com and Baseball America.  Where there are discrepancies between the lists, I've gone with the one from MLB.com. I'll try to keep this updated every couple of days.  Please let me know if anything is incorrect, I've missed a nickname, etc.

        Draftee
Castro, Jason
Lyles, Jordan
Austin, Joseph
Davidson, Charles
Seaton, Ross
Steele, Thomas
Duncan, David
Shuck, Jack
Gaston, Jonathan
Dydalewicz, Brad
Cruz, Luis
Holloway, Jarred
Priday, Jacob
Hulett, Jeff
Godfrey, Kyle
Hicks, Christopher
Disher, Phil
Poytress, Joshua
Simunic, Andrew
Flores, David
Mowdy, Ashton
Robin, Shea
Jones, Rodarrick
Jackson, Terrence
Huchingson, Daniel
Meier, Danny
Hacker, Michael
Wolf, Shane
Pettus, Nathaniel
Grimmett, Zachary
Jackson, Christopher
Diaz, Michael
Rummel, Philip
Vollmuth, Bryan
Armstrong, Shawn
Jankowski, Jordan
Garcia, Rene
Wood, Austin
Rivers, Kirkland
Castellanos, Kristofer
Van Winkle, Tyson
Lawson, Scott
McClendon, Tony
Danbury, Ryan
Green, Austin
Sparks, Edmond
Garvin, Grayson
Modica, Mike
Metroka, Nathan
Meszaros, Daniel
Lehr, Chase
Austin, Jamal

Round
   1
  1S
   2
   3
  3S
   4
   5
   6
   7
   8
   9
  10
  11
  12
  13
  14
  15
  16
  17
  18
  19
  20
  21
  22
  23
  24
  25
  26
  27
  28
  29
  30
  31
  32
  33
  34
  35
  36
  37
  38
  39
  40
  41
  42
  43
  44
  45
  46
  47
  48
  49
  50
   Pick
    10
    38
    56
    88
   109
   122
   152
   182
   212
   242
   272
   302
   332
   362
   392
   422
   452
   482
   512
   542
   572
   602
   632
   662
   692
   722
   752
   782
   812
   842
   872
   902
   932
   962
   992
  1022
  1052
  1082
  1112
  1142
  1172
  1202
  1232
  1262
  1292
  1322
  1361
  1379
  1406
  1433
  1460
  1487
  Signed 
     -
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
   Yes
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
     -
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
     -
   Yes
     -
               School
Stanford
Hartsville HS (SC)
North Atlanta HS (GA)
Milton HS (GA)
Second Baptist School (TX)
U Arizona
Georgia Tech
Ohio St U
U Arizona
Lake Travis HS (TX)
Academia Santa Monica
St Petersburg JC
U Missouri Columbia
Okaloosa Walton CC
Hiwassee JC
Georgia Tech
U South Carolina Columbia     
Fowler HS (CA)
U Tennessee
Cal St Sacramento
Eastern Oklahoma St JC
Vanderbilt U
St John HS (LA)
North Central Texas Col
U Arkansas Ft Smith
U Portland
Cosumnes River Col
Ithaca Col
Western Oklahoma St Col
Beggs HS (OK)
Virginia Commonwealth U
Southern Connecticut St U
Kutztown U
Biloxi HS (MS)
West Craven HS (NC)
Peters Township HS (PA)
Colegio Sagrada Familia
Niceville HS (FL)
Texas A&M U
Newsome HS (FL)
Gonzaga U
Grayson County Col
Damien HS (CA)
North Florida CC
Patrick Henry HS (CA)
Chipola JC
Wesleyan HS (GA)
George Mason U
Compton CC
Col of Charleston
Glendale CC
Harrison HS (GA)
Class
   JR
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   JR
   JR
   JR
   JR
   HS
   HS
   J2
   SR
   J2
   J2
   JR
   SR
   HS
   SR
   SR
   J3
   SR
   HS
   J1
   J1
   SR
   J2
   SR
   J1
   HS
   JR
   JR
   SR
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   SR
   HS
   JR
   J2
   HS
   J2
   HS
   J1
   HS
   JR
   J2
   SR
   J2
   HS
Position
     C
   RHP
    CF
    OF
   RHP
    CF
   LHP
    CF
    RF
   LHP
   LHP
   LHP
    RF
    SS
   RHP
   RHP
    1B
   LHP
    2B
    3B
   RHP
     C
    CF
   LHP
   LHP
    OF
   LHP
   LHP
   RHP
   RHP
    SS
    2B
   RHP
    SS
   RHP
     C
     C
   RHP
   RHP
   LHP
     C
    2B
    CF
    CF
     C
     C
   LHP
   LHP
    RF
   RHP
   RHP
    CF
Bat/Throw
      L/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/R
      L/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      L/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/L
      L/L
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      L/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
Height
  6'03
  6’04
  5'11"
  6'05"
  6'04"
  6'03"
  6'09"
  5'11"
  6'00"
  6'01"
  5'09"
  6'03"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'04"
  6'04"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'02"
  6'00"
  5'11"
  6'00"
  6'03"
  6'05"
  6'03"
  5'09"
  6'03"
  6'01"
  6'03"
  5'11"
  5'10"
  6'05"
  6'03"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'04"
  6'01"
  6'03"
  6'00"
  5'10"
  6'02"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  5'11"
  6'05"
  6'00"
  6'02"
  5'10"
  6'02"
  5'10"
Weight
   210
   185
   170
   222
   190
   215
   230
   185
   210
   180
   170
   230
     -
   185
   200
   205
   215
     -
   170
   220
   185
   185
   190
   185
   180
   205
   175
   225
   200
   185
   185
   160
   235
   195
     -
   210
   172
   205
   195
   185
   190
   185
   180
   170
   180
   200
     -
   175
   220
     -
   185
   175
Date of Birth
1987-06-18
1990-10-19
1990-08-10
1990-01-14
1989-09-18
1986-09-21
1986-06-01
1987-06-18
1986-11-13
1990-03-24
1990-09-10
1988-08-28
1985-10-02
1987-11-16
1986-02-06
1987-02-17
1985-06-17
1990-07-20
1985-08-07
1986-10-13
1986-06-21
1985-12-11
1990-07-31
1988-09-24
1989-04-14
1985-10-28
1985-11-06
1986-09-10
1988-10-09
1990-02-05
1986-12-30
1987-04-11
1985-06-26
1989-12-23
1990-09-11
1989-05-17
1990-03-21
1990-07-11
1986-01-06
1990-07-01
1988-02-02
1987-08-12
1990-09-01
1987-08-31
1990-02-22
1989-02-17
1989-10-27
1986-12-16
1986-08-30
1985-09-06
1987-10-09
1990-08-26
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« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2008, 08:11:21 pm »
I'll continue to add 'yeses' as I see 'em, but all are welcome to add to the list if they hear of additional signings.
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« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2008, 09:11:53 am »
Background on Jordan Lyle from hometown paper.

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Hartsville sports fans have become accustomed to hearing the name Jordan Lyles. Lyles was a member of Hartsville High School’s state champion baseball team in 2007.

He broke every major school receiving record in the 2007 football season for the Foxes on his way to an all-state award and a trip to the Shrine Bowl. And, he was a preliminary choice for McDonald’s All-American in basketball at the beginning of the 2007-08 season.

He finished the 2008 baseball season with a 1.86 ERA and a record of 7-2.
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« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2008, 01:45:15 pm »
Good work OSF!

One nit, how can Kirkland Rivers be a RHP that is L/L? Is it an Aggie thing?
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« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2008, 01:53:41 pm »
Good work OSF!

One nit, how can Kirkland Rivers be a RHP that is L/L? Is it an Aggie thing?

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« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2008, 01:59:53 pm »
Good work OSF!

One nit, how can Kirkland Rivers be a RHP that is L/L? Is it an Aggie thing?

Maybe he should try RHP.  His ERA at A&M this spring was over 8.
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« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2008, 03:04:35 pm »
Now that there is funny!  Must be an Aggie posting at MLB.com... 

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"1112      Rivers, Kirkland   Texas A&M U   RHP   L/L   6'01"   195   1986-01-06   SR"  LINK.

Game notes have him listed as RHP as well, so checked the A&M website which list him as LHP/OF.  Will make the change on the next update. 

Although I didn't catch that one, there were a couple of positions listed for players that didn't jive with BA either and seemed a tad questionable.  Any of those in the know feel free to edit (or let me know and I'll edit). 
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« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2008, 03:59:04 pm »
22 of 52 signed within a week -- is than an unusually high percentage to be in the fold so quickly?
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« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2008, 04:06:19 pm »
22 of 52 signed within a week -- is than an unusually high percentage to be in the fold so quickly?
Depends on the draft, if you draft alot of 4yr SRs, then it is low, if you draft mostly HS players it can be considered high...  It is about what you would expect at this point, I think.

There is still 2 SRs left to sign, and then the intertesting part starts, how many of those that can play somewhere else choose to take the money offered and play in the minors.

You typically want to look at what is your % for non-4yr SRs and top 15 round picks.  The more you sign of each, typically the better.

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« Reply #26 on: June 12, 2008, 10:15:38 am »
Looks like the 7th round pick is going to be in the fold:

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Gaston has not agreed to a contract with the Houston Astros. He said he would sign when he arrives in New York on Tuesday. Gaston will play for the Tri-City Valley Cats in Troy, N.Y.

“I’m still looking at the contract,” he said. “I will sign.”

Gaston was drafted by the Astros in the seventh round of the major-league draft on Friday. He said he was expecting to sign for more than the $120,000 slot.

“I’m definitely excited,” he said. “Now I get to look forward to my pro career.”
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« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2008, 10:18:07 am »
Update on Seaton's negotiations:

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Seaton, who is a Tulane University signee, said he will be strictly a pitcher wherever he goes. He said he has had talks with the Astros several times since he was selected, and the sides will continue to talk.

“It’s a tough decision, but I know it will work out in the end,” Seaton said. “Everybody has been really happy for me, and my friends and family are standing behind me through thick and thin. They are hoping for the best for me.”

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« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2008, 10:20:07 am »
Looks like the 7th round pick is going to be in the fold:

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« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2008, 11:34:54 am »
Duman, I really appreciate all your work on keeping us up to date on signings. 

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« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2008, 11:58:08 am »
Duman, I really appreciate all your work on keeping us up to date on signings. 

OSF is really doing a great deal of the work on that this year.  I just get nuggets from time to time.
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« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2008, 12:07:27 pm »
OSF does damn good work everywhere.

question--do y'all think mgmt will ask DQ to help convince some of these guys to sign? i'm thinking of Seaton especially.
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« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2008, 12:17:37 pm »
question--do y'all think mgmt will ask DQ to help convince some of these guys to sign? i'm thinking of Seaton especially.

I don't think DQ is going to be used at all with anyone.  Last year, they used Nolan with at least one of the lower drafted kids who signed (Pitkin).  That is not an option this year.  I would wonder about Bags or Biggio being used.

However, with Seaton, it will come down to the $$$.  I hear Green is his favorite color.  It will either be green cash & Greeneville or he will pitch for the Green Wave of Tulane.  Just pure speculation, I would put his chances of being signed at 60%.  He has stated he is an Astro fan, that might carry some weight with him.
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2008, 12:20:41 pm »
I don't think DQ is going to be used at all with anyone.  Last year, they used Nolan with at least one of the lower drafted kids who signed (Pitkin).  That is not an option this year.  I would wonder about Bags or Biggio being used.

However, with Seaton, it will come down to the $$$.  I hear Green is his favorite color.  It will either be green cash & Greeneville or he will pitch for the Green Wave of Tulane.  Just pure speculation, I would put his chances of being signed at 60%.  He has stated he is an Astro fan, that might carry some weight with him.

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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #34 on: June 12, 2008, 12:23:24 pm »
OSF does damn good work everywhere.

question--do y'all think mgmt will ask DQ to help convince some of these guys to sign? i'm thinking of Seaton especially.

DQ is too radioactive. I don't think they'll come anywhere near him. I agree with Duman that Bags and/or Biggio might be brought to bear on the young man, though.

He has stated he is an Astro fan, that might carry some weight with him.

Just to be a contrarian, that was the story with Patton, too, wasn't it? And look where he wound up.
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2008, 12:24:03 pm »
DQ is too radioactive. I don't think they'll come anywhere near him. I agree with Duman that Bags and/or Biggio might be brought to bear on the young man, though.

Just to be a contrarian, that was the story with Patton, too, wasn't it? And look where he wound up.

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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2008, 12:28:32 pm »
I would expect he is looking for late 1st or early 2nd round money which would be between $750K & 1 Million.
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2008, 12:32:24 pm »

Just to be a contrarian, that was the story with Patton, too, wasn't it? And look where he wound up.

Patton was reported prior to the draft of being solid to Texas and wanting 1st round money.  He signed for late 2nd round money and stated he wasn't that solid to Texas and didn't know where that was coming from.  Alot of this is a game played by advisers & parents to position their player in the best possible spot. The Patton's had their figure going into negotiation and they were able to get close to it. 

I am sure the Seaton kid and his adviser have let the Astros know what they are looking for.  The Astros seem optimistic about getting him signed.  It would be a coup if the do.
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #38 on: June 12, 2008, 01:16:11 pm »
how much?

I heard close to what Lyles got, which was 900K.  Could be idle speculation though because the source I have on it doesn't really know, he's just guessing.

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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #39 on: June 12, 2008, 01:47:44 pm »
Was this guy really thought of a strong-lean-to-college like Patton.  I don't read all the reports, but I never got the impression that he was a sure first round talent who was avoided due to signability.  I just assumed he was a guy that the experts had slightly higher than the clubs drafting. 

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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #40 on: June 12, 2008, 10:25:08 pm »
Was this guy really thought of a strong-lean-to-college like Patton.  I don't read all the reports, but I never got the impression that he was a sure first round talent who was avoided due to signability.  I just assumed he was a guy that the experts had slightly higher than the clubs drafting. 

I have read several times that his commitment to Tulane is "strong".
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #41 on: June 13, 2008, 06:24:37 pm »
Per the the Chronicle (thanks for the heads-up Richies Dad), the Astros have signed another 2 draftees (Shuck-6, Pettus-27), making a total of 24 of 52 signed to date.  Additionally, the Tri City Valley Cats have released their roster (LINK) and show both Steel-4 and Gaston-7 on it, so I am adding those as well for a total of 26 of 52 "signed."  [I have not seen anything on Steel, but read a quote from Gaston yesterday that he was signing on Tuesday].  I have also "recategorized" Rivers as a LHP/OF per previous discussions in this thread (although I think he was selected as a pitcher). 

        Draftee
Castro, Jason
Lyles, Jordan
Austin, Joseph
Davidson, Charles
Seaton, Ross
Steele, Thomas
Duncan, David
Shuck, Jack
Gaston, Jonathan
Dydalewicz, Brad
Cruz, Luis
Holloway, Jarred
Priday, Jacob
Hulett, Jeff
Godfrey, Kyle
Hicks, Christopher
Disher, Phil
Poytress, Joshua
Simunic, Andrew
Flores, David
Mowdy, Ashton
Robin, Shea
Jones, Rodarrick
Jackson, Terrence
Huchingson, Daniel
Meier, Danny
Hacker, Michael
Wolf, Shane
Pettus, Nathaniel
Grimmett, Zachary
Jackson, Christopher
Diaz, Michael
Rummel, Philip
Vollmuth, Bryan
Armstrong, Shawn
Jankowski, Jordan
Garcia, Rene
Wood, Austin
Rivers, Kirkland
Castellanos, Kristofer
Van Winkle, Tyson
Lawson, Scott
McClendon, Tony
Danbury, Ryan
Green, Austin
Sparks, Edmond
Garvin, Grayson
Modica, Mike
Metroka, Nathan
Meszaros, Daniel
Lehr, Chase
Austin, Jamal

Round
   1
  1S
   2
   3
  3S
   4
   5
   6
   7
   8
   9
  10
  11
  12
  13
  14
  15
  16
  17
  18
  19
  20
  21
  22
  23
  24
  25
  26
  27
  28
  29
  30
  31
  32
  33
  34
  35
  36
  37
  38
  39
  40
  41
  42
  43
  44
  45
  46
  47
  48
  49
  50
   Pick
    10
    38
    56
    88
   109
   122
   152
   182
   212
   242
   272
   302
   332
   362
   392
   422
   452
   482
   512
   542
   572
   602
   632
   662
   692
   722
   752
   782
   812
   842
   872
   902
   932
   962
   992
  1022
  1052
  1082
  1112
  1142
  1172
  1202
  1232
  1262
  1292
  1322
  1361
  1379
  1406
  1433
  1460
  1487
  Signed 
     -
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
   Yes
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   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
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     -
     -
     -
   Yes
     -
   Yes
     -
               School
Stanford
Hartsville HS (SC)
North Atlanta HS (GA)
Milton HS (GA)
Second Baptist School (TX)
U Arizona
Georgia Tech
Ohio St U
U Arizona
Lake Travis HS (TX)
Academia Santa Monica
St Petersburg JC
U Missouri Columbia
Okaloosa Walton CC
Hiwassee JC
Georgia Tech
U South Carolina Columbia     
Fowler HS (CA)
U Tennessee
Cal St Sacramento
Eastern Oklahoma St JC
Vanderbilt U
St John HS (LA)
North Central Texas Col
U Arkansas Ft Smith
U Portland
Cosumnes River Col
Ithaca Col
Western Oklahoma St Col
Beggs HS (OK)
Virginia Commonwealth U
Southern Connecticut St U
Kutztown U
Biloxi HS (MS)
West Craven HS (NC)
Peters Township HS (PA)
Colegio Sagrada Familia
Niceville HS (FL)
Texas A&M U
Newsome HS (FL)
Gonzaga U
Grayson County Col
Damien HS (CA)
North Florida CC
Patrick Henry HS (CA)
Chipola JC
Wesleyan HS (GA)
George Mason U
Compton CC
Col of Charleston
Glendale CC
Harrison HS (GA)
Class
   JR
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   JR
   JR
   JR
   JR
   HS
   HS
   J2
   SR
   J2
   J2
   JR
   SR
   HS
   SR
   SR
   J3
   SR
   HS
   J1
   J1
   SR
   J2
   SR
   J1
   HS
   JR
   JR
   SR
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   SR
   HS
   JR
   J2
   HS
   J2
   HS
   J1
   HS
   JR
   J2
   SR
   J2
   HS
Position
     C
   RHP
    CF
    OF
   RHP
    CF
   LHP
    CF
    RF
   LHP
   LHP
   LHP
    RF
    SS
   RHP
   RHP
    1B
   LHP
    2B
    3B
   RHP
     C
    CF
   LHP
   LHP
    OF
   LHP
   LHP
   RHP
   RHP
    SS
    2B
   RHP
    SS
   RHP
     C
     C
   RHP
 LHP/OF
   LHP
     C
    2B
    CF
    CF
     C
     C
   LHP
   LHP
    RF
   RHP
   RHP
    CF
Bat/Throw
      L/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/R
      L/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      L/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/L
      L/L
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      L/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
Height
  6'03
  6’04
  5'11"
  6'05"
  6'04"
  6'03"
  6'09"
  5'11"
  6'00"
  6'01"
  5'09"
  6'03"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'04"
  6'04"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'02"
  6'00"
  5'11"
  6'00"
  6'03"
  6'05"
  6'03"
  5'09"
  6'03"
  6'01"
  6'03"
  5'11"
  5'10"
  6'05"
  6'03"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'04"
  6'01"
  6'03"
  6'00"
  5'10"
  6'02"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  5'11"
  6'05"
  6'00"
  6'02"
  5'10"
  6'02"
  5'10"
Weight
   210
   185
   170
   222
   190
   215
   230
   185
   210
   180
   170
   230
     -
   185
   200
   205
   215
     -
   170
   220
   185
   185
   190
   185
   180
   205
   175
   225
   200
   185
   185
   160
   235
   195
     -
   210
   172
   205
   195
   185
   190
   185
   180
   170
   180
   200
     -
   175
   220
     -
   185
   175
Date of Birth
1987-06-18
1990-10-19
1990-08-10
1990-01-14
1989-09-18
1986-09-21
1986-06-01
1987-06-18
1986-11-13
1990-03-24
1990-09-10
1988-08-28
1985-10-02
1987-11-16
1986-02-06
1987-02-17
1985-06-17
1990-07-20
1985-08-07
1986-10-13
1986-06-21
1985-12-11
1990-07-31
1988-09-24
1989-04-14
1985-10-28
1985-11-06
1986-09-10
1988-10-09
1990-02-05
1986-12-30
1987-04-11
1985-06-26
1989-12-23
1990-09-11
1989-05-17
1990-03-21
1990-07-11
1986-01-06
1990-07-01
1988-02-02
1987-08-12
1990-09-01
1987-08-31
1990-02-22
1989-02-17
1989-10-27
1986-12-16
1986-08-30
1985-09-06
1987-10-09
1990-08-26
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #42 on: June 13, 2008, 11:18:03 pm »
Zackery Grimmett is also listed on the Greenville roster.

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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #43 on: June 14, 2008, 05:01:40 am »
Kody Hinze is on the Greeneville Roster.  He wasn't drafted but was signed as a NDFA out of Angelina JC.  He played for Angelina in 06 & 07 but I can't find where he played in 08.  He is a 1b who was drafted in the 05 draft by the Pirates as a DFE.  He didn't sign and hasn't been drafted since. 

In 07, he set Angelina records in batting average (.458), HR (15) and had the second most RBI (61).  He is their career leader in HR (27) and RBI (98). 

He prepped at Nimintz HS in Houstonl
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #44 on: June 14, 2008, 12:44:58 pm »
Zackery Grimmett is also listed on the Greenville roster.

Thanks Towlie.  Will add him on the next update.
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #45 on: June 14, 2008, 01:48:33 pm »
With Grimmetts inclusion on the Greenville Astros roster (thanks for the heads-up Towlie), the Astros now have 27 of the 52 draftees "signed."  This includes 6 of the top 10 picks and 14 of the top 20.  The 4 top 10 picks who remain unsigned are: Castro-1 (who is currently participating in the College World Series for Stanford), Davidson-3 (Milton HS, Georgia), Seaton-3S (Second Baptist HS, Houston) and Dydalewicz-8 (Lake Travis HS, Texas).

        Draftee
Castro, Jason
Lyles, Jordan
Austin, Joseph
Davidson, Charles
Seaton, Ross
Steele, Thomas
Duncan, David
Shuck, Jack
Gaston, Jonathan
Dydalewicz, Brad
Cruz, Luis
Holloway, Jarred
Priday, Jacob
Hulett, Jeff
Godfrey, Kyle
Hicks, Christopher
Disher, Phil
Poytress, Joshua
Simunic, Andrew
Flores, David
Mowdy, Ashton
Robin, Shea
Jones, Rodarrick
Jackson, Terrence
Huchingson, Daniel
Meier, Danny
Hacker, Michael
Wolf, Shane
Pettus, Nathaniel
Grimmett, Zachary
Jackson, Christopher
Diaz, Michael
Rummel, Philip
Vollmuth, Bryan
Armstrong, Shawn
Jankowski, Jordan
Garcia, Rene
Wood, Austin
Rivers, Kirkland
Castellanos, Kristofer
Van Winkle, Tyson
Lawson, Scott
McClendon, Tony
Danbury, Ryan
Green, Austin
Sparks, Edmond
Garvin, Grayson
Modica, Mike
Metroka, Nathan
Meszaros, Daniel
Lehr, Chase
Austin, Jamal

Round
   1
  1S
   2
   3
  3S
   4
   5
   6
   7
   8
   9
  10
  11
  12
  13
  14
  15
  16
  17
  18
  19
  20
  21
  22
  23
  24
  25
  26
  27
  28
  29
  30
  31
  32
  33
  34
  35
  36
  37
  38
  39
  40
  41
  42
  43
  44
  45
  46
  47
  48
  49
  50
   Pick
    10
    38
    56
    88
   109
   122
   152
   182
   212
   242
   272
   302
   332
   362
   392
   422
   452
   482
   512
   542
   572
   602
   632
   662
   692
   722
   752
   782
   812
   842
   872
   902
   932
   962
   992
  1022
  1052
  1082
  1112
  1142
  1172
  1202
  1232
  1262
  1292
  1322
  1361
  1379
  1406
  1433
  1460
  1487
  Signed 
     -
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
   Yes
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
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     -
   Yes
     -
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
     -
   Yes
     -
               School
Stanford
Hartsville HS (SC)
North Atlanta HS (GA)
Milton HS (GA)
Second Baptist School (TX)
U Arizona
Georgia Tech
Ohio St U
U Arizona
Lake Travis HS (TX)
Academia Santa Monica
St Petersburg JC
U Missouri Columbia
Okaloosa Walton CC
Hiwassee JC
Georgia Tech
U South Carolina Columbia     
Fowler HS (CA)
U Tennessee
Cal St Sacramento
Eastern Oklahoma St JC
Vanderbilt U
St John HS (LA)
North Central Texas Col
U Arkansas Ft Smith
U Portland
Cosumnes River Col
Ithaca Col
Western Oklahoma St Col
Beggs HS (OK)
Virginia Commonwealth U
Southern Connecticut St U
Kutztown U
Biloxi HS (MS)
West Craven HS (NC)
Peters Township HS (PA)
Colegio Sagrada Familia
Niceville HS (FL)
Texas A&M U
Newsome HS (FL)
Gonzaga U
Grayson County Col
Damien HS (CA)
North Florida CC
Patrick Henry HS (CA)
Chipola JC
Wesleyan HS (GA)
George Mason U
Compton CC
Col of Charleston
Glendale CC
Harrison HS (GA)
Class
   JR
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   JR
   JR
   JR
   JR
   HS
   HS
   J2
   SR
   J2
   J2
   JR
   SR
   HS
   SR
   SR
   J3
   SR
   HS
   J1
   J1
   SR
   J2
   SR
   J1
   HS
   JR
   JR
   SR
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   SR
   HS
   JR
   J2
   HS
   J2
   HS
   J1
   HS
   JR
   J2
   SR
   J2
   HS
Position
     C
   RHP
    CF
    OF
   RHP
    CF
   LHP
    CF
    RF
   LHP
   LHP
   LHP
    RF
    SS
   RHP
   RHP
    1B
   LHP
    2B
    3B
   RHP
     C
    CF
   LHP
   LHP
    OF
   LHP
   LHP
   RHP
   RHP
    SS
    2B
   RHP
    SS
   RHP
     C
     C
   RHP
 LHP/OF
   LHP
     C
    2B
    CF
    CF
     C
     C
   LHP
   LHP
    RF
   RHP
   RHP
    CF
Bat/Throw
      L/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/R
      L/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      L/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/L
      L/L
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      L/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
Height
  6'03
  6’04
  5'11"
  6'05"
  6'04"
  6'03"
  6'09"
  5'11"
  6'00"
  6'01"
  5'09"
  6'03"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'04"
  6'04"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'02"
  6'00"
  5'11"
  6'00"
  6'03"
  6'05"
  6'03"
  5'09"
  6'03"
  6'01"
  6'03"
  5'11"
  5'10"
  6'05"
  6'03"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'04"
  6'01"
  6'03"
  6'00"
  5'10"
  6'02"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  5'11"
  6'05"
  6'00"
  6'02"
  5'10"
  6'02"
  5'10"
Weight
   210
   185
   170
   222
   190
   215
   230
   185
   210
   180
   170
   230
     -
   185
   200
   205
   215
     -
   170
   220
   185
   185
   190
   185
   180
   205
   175
   225
   200
   185
   185
   160
   235
   195
     -
   210
   172
   205
   195
   185
   190
   185
   180
   170
   180
   200
     -
   175
   220
     -
   185
   175
Date of Birth
1987-06-18
1990-10-19
1990-08-10
1990-01-14
1989-09-18
1986-09-21
1986-06-01
1987-06-18
1986-11-13
1990-03-24
1990-09-10
1988-08-28
1985-10-02
1987-11-16
1986-02-06
1987-02-17
1985-06-17
1990-07-20
1985-08-07
1986-10-13
1986-06-21
1985-12-11
1990-07-31
1988-09-24
1989-04-14
1985-10-28
1985-11-06
1986-09-10
1988-10-09
1990-02-05
1986-12-30
1987-04-11
1985-06-26
1989-12-23
1990-09-11
1989-05-17
1990-03-21
1990-07-11
1986-01-06
1990-07-01
1988-02-02
1987-08-12
1990-09-01
1987-08-31
1990-02-22
1989-02-17
1989-10-27
1986-12-16
1986-08-30
1985-09-06
1987-10-09
1990-08-26
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #46 on: June 17, 2008, 05:18:07 pm »
Astros Gamenotes announced the signing of Steele and Gaston today, noting that "Houston has now signed 24 of the 52 players from their 2008 First-Year Player Draft class."  This is a bit different from information in the Chronicle which noted that Shuck and Pettus had also signed (which would make 26).  The other 'discrepancy' from Draftees and Status list is the inclusion of Grimmett (due to his inclusion on the Greenville Astros roster).  Will keep checking...
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #47 on: June 17, 2008, 10:33:51 pm »
Astros Gamenotes announced the signing of Steele and Gaston today, noting that "Houston has now signed 24 of the 52 players from their 2008 First-Year Player Draft class."  This is a bit different from information in the Chronicle which noted that Shuck and Pettus had also signed (which would make 26).  The other 'discrepancy' from Draftees and Status list is the inclusion of Grimmett (due to his inclusion on the Greenville Astros roster).  Will keep checking...

I have visual conformation Grimmett is in Greeneville
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #48 on: June 18, 2008, 01:38:30 pm »
Chalk another one up that's headed for Greeneville. I am excited about this signing.

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/varsitynews/entries/2008/06/18/dydalewicz_make.html

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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #49 on: June 18, 2008, 01:52:43 pm »
Chalk another one up that's headed for Greeneville. I am excited about this signing.

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/varsitynews/entries/2008/06/18/dydalewicz_make.html
So that leaves Davidson and Seaton as the only question among the top 10 picks for the Astros... very nice info indeed!

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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #50 on: June 18, 2008, 01:55:12 pm »
So that leaves Davidson and Seaton as the only question among the top 10 picks for the Astros... very nice info indeed!

Well, they still have to sign Castro.
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #51 on: June 18, 2008, 02:23:57 pm »
Well, they still have to sign Castro.

I have little doubt Castro will sign.  I'm a little surprised but pleased about Dyalphabet and still expect Davidson to ink.
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #52 on: June 18, 2008, 02:54:41 pm »
I have little doubt Castro will sign.  I'm a little surprised but pleased about Dyalphabet and still expect Davidson to ink.
Is that hopeful wishing or do you have some extra reason to expect he will?

Also I recall thinking Seaton was a long shot to sign when they drafted him, yet I recall hearing lots of favorable (nothing certain) comments about the Astros chances of signing him.  As a result there was some debate around here about that too.

That would be pretty sweet to sign all the picks from round 1 through 13.

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« Reply #53 on: June 18, 2008, 03:01:53 pm »
Is that hopeful wishing or do you have some extra reason to expect he will?

Also I recall thinking Seaton was a long shot to sign when they drafted him, yet I recall hearing lots of favorable (nothing certain) comments about the Astros chances of signing him.  As a result there was some debate around here about that too.

That would be pretty sweet to sign all the picks from round 1 through 13.

I'm down on Seaton signing at the moment.  It feels like a flier pick to me.  I'm fairly certain they drafted Davidson in the 3rd in part because they thought they could get him to sign for money in that area.  I actually thought that Dy... and Seaton would be the hold outs.  Time will tell, but that they've gotten 4 of the 6 high schoolers from the top 10 is terrific.
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #54 on: June 18, 2008, 03:10:50 pm »
I am sure Cabrera is somewhere on this but, http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/bb/5825459.html

"With Seaton "it's a time process," Heck said."

What exactly does this mean?

Cabrera was probably all over this one too, but interesting comments none the less, http://www.hcnonline.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19765560&BRD=1574&PAG=461&dept_id=635506&rfi=6

"Seaton, who is a Tulane University signee, said he will be strictly a pitcher wherever he goes. He said he has had talks with the Astros several times since he was selected, and the sides will continue to talk.

“It’s a tough decision, but I know it will work out in the end,” Seaton said. “Everybody has been really happy for me, and my friends and family are standing behind me through thick and thin. They are hoping for the best for me.”

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« Reply #55 on: June 18, 2008, 03:51:37 pm »
I am sure Cabrera is somewhere on this but, http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/bb/5825459.html

"With Seaton "it's a time process," Heck said."

What exactly does this mean?

Cabrera was probably all over this one too, but interesting comments none the less, http://www.hcnonline.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19765560&BRD=1574&PAG=461&dept_id=635506&rfi=6

"Seaton, who is a Tulane University signee, said he will be strictly a pitcher wherever he goes. He said he has had talks with the Astros several times since he was selected, and the sides will continue to talk.

“It’s a tough decision, but I know it will work out in the end,” Seaton said. “Everybody has been really happy for me, and my friends and family are standing behind me through thick and thin. They are hoping for the best for me.”

I wouldn't be surprised if Biggio and/or Bagwell were dispatched to have a talk with him.
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #56 on: June 18, 2008, 05:15:08 pm »

"With Seaton "it's a time process," Heck said."

What exactly does this mean?


Perhaps in reference to the fact it will cost above slot to get Seaton out of his Tulane commitment, and those deals are generally not announced until the end of the signing period so as not to disrupt the rest of the slotting...

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« Reply #57 on: June 20, 2008, 09:55:02 pm »
With Dydalewicz signing earlier this week (thanks for the heads-up Einertson), the Astros now have 28 of the 52 draftees signed.  The Astros have now signed 9 of their 12 picks from the first 10 rounds and 16 of their 22 picks from the first 20 rounds.  The 3 unsigned picks from the top 10 rounds are: Castro-1 (still in the CWS and cannot sign yet), Davidson-3 and Seaton-3S.

News about signings at Astros.com and Chron.com has slowed to a crawl, so any notes on progress would be appreciated.
 

        Draftee
Castro, Jason
Lyles, Jordan
Austin, Joseph
Davidson, Charles
Seaton, Ross
Steele, Thomas
Duncan, David
Shuck, Jack
Gaston, Jonathan
Dydalewicz, Brad
Cruz, Luis
Holloway, Jarred
Priday, Jacob
Hulett, Jeff
Godfrey, Kyle
Hicks, Christopher
Disher, Phil
Poytress, Joshua
Simunic, Andrew
Flores, David
Mowdy, Ashton
Robin, Shea
Jones, Rodarrick
Jackson, Terrence
Huchingson, Daniel
Meier, Danny
Hacker, Michael
Wolf, Shane
Pettus, Nathaniel
Grimmett, Zachary
Jackson, Christopher
Diaz, Michael
Rummel, Philip
Vollmuth, Bryan
Armstrong, Shawn
Jankowski, Jordan
Garcia, Rene
Wood, Austin
Rivers, Kirkland
Castellanos, Kristofer
Van Winkle, Tyson
Lawson, Scott
McClendon, Tony
Danbury, Ryan
Green, Austin
Sparks, Edmond
Garvin, Grayson
Modica, Mike
Metroka, Nathan
Meszaros, Daniel
Lehr, Chase
Austin, Jamal

Round
   1
  1S
   2
   3
  3S
   4
   5
   6
   7
   8
   9
  10
  11
  12
  13
  14
  15
  16
  17
  18
  19
  20
  21
  22
  23
  24
  25
  26
  27
  28
  29
  30
  31
  32
  33
  34
  35
  36
  37
  38
  39
  40
  41
  42
  43
  44
  45
  46
  47
  48
  49
  50
   Pick
    10
    38
    56
    88
   109
   122
   152
   182
   212
   242
   272
   302
   332
   362
   392
   422
   452
   482
   512
   542
   572
   602
   632
   662
   692
   722
   752
   782
   812
   842
   872
   902
   932
   962
   992
  1022
  1052
  1082
  1112
  1142
  1172
  1202
  1232
  1262
  1292
  1322
  1361
  1379
  1406
  1433
  1460
  1487
  Signed 
     -
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
   Yes
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
     -
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
     -
   Yes
     -
               School
Stanford
Hartsville HS (SC)
North Atlanta HS (GA)
Milton HS (GA)
Second Baptist School (TX)
U Arizona
Georgia Tech
Ohio St U
U Arizona
Lake Travis HS (TX)
Academia Santa Monica
St Petersburg JC
U Missouri Columbia
Okaloosa Walton CC
Hiwassee JC
Georgia Tech
U South Carolina Columbia     
Fowler HS (CA)
U Tennessee
Cal St Sacramento
Eastern Oklahoma St JC
Vanderbilt U
St John HS (LA)
North Central Texas Col
U Arkansas Ft Smith
U Portland
Cosumnes River Col
Ithaca Col
Western Oklahoma St Col
Beggs HS (OK)
Virginia Commonwealth U
Southern Connecticut St U
Kutztown U
Biloxi HS (MS)
West Craven HS (NC)
Peters Township HS (PA)
Colegio Sagrada Familia
Niceville HS (FL)
Texas A&M U
Newsome HS (FL)
Gonzaga U
Grayson County Col
Damien HS (CA)
North Florida CC
Patrick Henry HS (CA)
Chipola JC
Wesleyan HS (GA)
George Mason U
Compton CC
Col of Charleston
Glendale CC
Harrison HS (GA)
Class
   JR
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   JR
   JR
   JR
   JR
   HS
   HS
   J2
   SR
   J2
   J2
   JR
   SR
   HS
   SR
   SR
   J3
   SR
   HS
   J1
   J1
   SR
   J2
   SR
   J1
   HS
   JR
   JR
   SR
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   SR
   HS
   JR
   J2
   HS
   J2
   HS
   J1
   HS
   JR
   J2
   SR
   J2
   HS
Position
     C
   RHP
    CF
    OF
   RHP
    CF
   LHP
    CF
    RF
   LHP
   LHP
   LHP
    RF
    SS
   RHP
   RHP
    1B
   LHP
    2B
    3B
   RHP
     C
    CF
   LHP
   LHP
    OF
   LHP
   LHP
   RHP
   RHP
    SS
    2B
   RHP
    SS
   RHP
     C
     C
   RHP
 LHP/OF
   LHP
     C
    2B
    CF
    CF
     C
     C
   LHP
   LHP
    RF
   RHP
   RHP
    CF
Bat/Throw
      L/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/R
      L/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      L/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/L
      L/L
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      L/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
Height
  6'03
  6’04
  5'11"
  6'05"
  6'04"
  6'03"
  6'09"
  5'11"
  6'00"
  6'01"
  5'09"
  6'03"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'04"
  6'04"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'02"
  6'00"
  5'11"
  6'00"
  6'03"
  6'05"
  6'03"
  5'09"
  6'03"
  6'01"
  6'03"
  5'11"
  5'10"
  6'05"
  6'03"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'04"
  6'01"
  6'03"
  6'00"
  5'10"
  6'02"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  5'11"
  6'05"
  6'00"
  6'02"
  5'10"
  6'02"
  5'10"
Weight
   210
   185
   170
   222
   190
   215
   230
   185
   210
   180
   170
   230
     -
   185
   200
   205
   215
     -
   170
   220
   185
   185
   190
   185
   180
   205
   175
   225
   200
   185
   185
   160
   235
   195
     -
   210
   172
   205
   195
   185
   190
   185
   180
   170
   180
   200
     -
   175
   220
     -
   185
   175
Date of Birth
1987-06-18
1990-10-19
1990-08-10
1990-01-14
1989-09-18
1986-09-21
1986-06-01
1987-06-18
1986-11-13
1990-03-24
1990-09-10
1988-08-28
1985-10-02
1987-11-16
1986-02-06
1987-02-17
1985-06-17
1990-07-20
1985-08-07
1986-10-13
1986-06-21
1985-12-11
1990-07-31
1988-09-24
1989-04-14
1985-10-28
1985-11-06
1986-09-10
1988-10-09
1990-02-05
1986-12-30
1987-04-11
1985-06-26
1989-12-23
1990-09-11
1989-05-17
1990-03-21
1990-07-11
1986-01-06
1990-07-01
1988-02-02
1987-08-12
1990-09-01
1987-08-31
1990-02-22
1989-02-17
1989-10-27
1986-12-16
1986-08-30
1985-09-06
1987-10-09
1990-08-26
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« Reply #58 on: June 22, 2008, 06:37:22 am »
With Stanford's elimination out of the CWS, hopefully Castro will be in the fold soon.
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« Reply #59 on: June 22, 2008, 08:11:21 pm »
Metroka is playing, so he has probably signed.
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« Reply #60 on: June 23, 2008, 02:12:11 am »
With Stanford's elimination out of the CWS, hopefully Castro will be in the fold soon.

Seems WadeSmith is optimistic as well.  Chron.com LINK

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"Bobby Heck's optimistic we'll be able to get something done in short order," Wade said. "Every indication we had from Jason going into the draft was he was anxious to sign and begin his career.  "I would assume this would be something that would be done in short order and get him playing and advance through the system."

And although he's not the 'most reliable' source, I get the impression that Pinwheel is getting some vibes that Seaton and Davidson may sign as well.  LINK (from a question in the comments of his blog... Read at your own risk!).

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Q (Trey): RJ, Have you heard anything on Ross Seaton and how long do you think it will be before we get him and Jason Castro signed up?
A (Pinwheel): Patience, friend. All the top ones will be signed. There's a pecking order to this stuff as it relates to other high picks.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2008, 02:22:36 am by OregonStrosFan »
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« Reply #61 on: June 23, 2008, 02:13:42 am »
Metroka is playing, so he has probably signed.

Yep, was listed as signed in 6/10/08 Game Notes.
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« Reply #62 on: June 23, 2008, 02:46:35 pm »


Not sure if you guys have seen this yet.  Evals on all picks through the 14th round

http://www.pgcrosschecker.com/draft/2008/Rounds/roundbyround.aspx

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« Reply #63 on: June 23, 2008, 04:39:39 pm »
Chalk another one up that's headed for Greeneville. I am excited about this signing.

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/varsitynews/entries/2008/06/18/dydalewicz_make.html

Oops. Not yet I guess.

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/varsitynews/entries/2008/06/23/lake_travis_pit.html

"We incorrectly reported recently that Dydalewicz had “come to terms” with the Astros. While the family is optimistic an agreement will be made, it hasn’t happened yet."

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« Reply #64 on: June 23, 2008, 06:48:14 pm »

Not sure if you guys have seen this yet.  Evals on all picks through the 14th round

http://www.pgcrosschecker.com/draft/2008/Rounds/roundbyround.aspx
Wow, never heard of that site but that's an incredible amount of info, thanks. Nice especially to read such in-depth scouting reports on the lesser-known guys. Pretty interesting about Steele:
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But some scouts believe he could be a steal in the fourth round as he is a superior center fielder, has above-average arm strength, gets down the line in 3.9 seconds and can turn on a fastball. Consistent contact continues to be the elusive part of Steele’s game. ...Steele’s upside is significant and he could be an all-star talent if it all clicks.
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« Reply #65 on: June 24, 2008, 11:32:25 pm »
"We incorrectly reported recently that Dydalewicz had “come to terms” with the Astros. While the family is optimistic an agreement will be made, it hasn’t happened yet."

The Tuscon Citizen had these comments on Dydalewicz.  LINK

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"We are still in negotiations," said Dydalewicz, an eighth-round pick of the Houston Astros from Lake Travis High School in Spicewood, Texas. "At the end of the month, hopefully we can get this over with."  Reports that Dydalewicz signed a contract were incorrect, he said. He's looking for a $500,000 signing bonus and future college tuition to be paid as part of his talks with the Astros.
Keeping Dydalewicz would be a big deal for the Wildcats, who have lost nine of their 18 current and incoming players who were drafted three weeks ago.
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« Reply #66 on: June 24, 2008, 11:35:25 pm »
No new news on signing, just updating to remove Dydalewicz from the signed list (thanks for the heads-up on the retraction Einertson).

News about signings at Astros.com and Chron.com has slowed to a crawl, so any notes on progress would be appreciated.
 

        Draftee
Castro, Jason
Lyles, Jordan
Austin, Joseph
Davidson, Charles
Seaton, Ross
Steele, Thomas
Duncan, David
Shuck, Jack
Gaston, Jonathan
Dydalewicz, Brad
Cruz, Luis
Holloway, Jarred
Priday, Jacob
Hulett, Jeff
Godfrey, Kyle
Hicks, Christopher
Disher, Phil
Poytress, Joshua
Simunic, Andrew
Flores, David
Mowdy, Ashton
Robin, Shea
Jones, Rodarrick
Jackson, Terrence
Huchingson, Daniel
Meier, Danny
Hacker, Michael
Wolf, Shane
Pettus, Nathaniel
Grimmett, Zachary
Jackson, Christopher
Diaz, Michael
Rummel, Philip
Vollmuth, Bryan
Armstrong, Shawn
Jankowski, Jordan
Garcia, Rene
Wood, Austin
Rivers, Kirkland
Castellanos, Kristofer
Van Winkle, Tyson
Lawson, Scott
McClendon, Tony
Danbury, Ryan
Green, Austin
Sparks, Edmond
Garvin, Grayson
Modica, Mike
Metroka, Nathan
Meszaros, Daniel
Lehr, Chase
Austin, Jamal

Round
   1
  1S
   2
   3
  3S
   4
   5
   6
   7
   8
   9
  10
  11
  12
  13
  14
  15
  16
  17
  18
  19
  20
  21
  22
  23
  24
  25
  26
  27
  28
  29
  30
  31
  32
  33
  34
  35
  36
  37
  38
  39
  40
  41
  42
  43
  44
  45
  46
  47
  48
  49
  50
   Pick
    10
    38
    56
    88
   109
   122
   152
   182
   212
   242
   272
   302
   332
   362
   392
   422
   452
   482
   512
   542
   572
   602
   632
   662
   692
   722
   752
   782
   812
   842
   872
   902
   932
   962
   992
  1022
  1052
  1082
  1112
  1142
  1172
  1202
  1232
  1262
  1292
  1322
  1361
  1379
  1406
  1433
  1460
  1487
  Signed 
     -
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
   Yes
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
     -
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
     -
   Yes
     -
               School
Stanford
Hartsville HS (SC)
North Atlanta HS (GA)
Milton HS (GA)
Second Baptist School (TX)
U Arizona
Georgia Tech
Ohio St U
U Arizona
Lake Travis HS (TX)
Academia Santa Monica
St Petersburg JC
U Missouri Columbia
Okaloosa Walton CC
Hiwassee JC
Georgia Tech
U South Carolina Columbia     
Fowler HS (CA)
U Tennessee
Cal St Sacramento
Eastern Oklahoma St JC
Vanderbilt U
St John HS (LA)
North Central Texas Col
U Arkansas Ft Smith
U Portland
Cosumnes River Col
Ithaca Col
Western Oklahoma St Col
Beggs HS (OK)
Virginia Commonwealth U
Southern Connecticut St U
Kutztown U
Biloxi HS (MS)
West Craven HS (NC)
Peters Township HS (PA)
Colegio Sagrada Familia
Niceville HS (FL)
Texas A&M U
Newsome HS (FL)
Gonzaga U
Grayson County Col
Damien HS (CA)
North Florida CC
Patrick Henry HS (CA)
Chipola JC
Wesleyan HS (GA)
George Mason U
Compton CC
Col of Charleston
Glendale CC
Harrison HS (GA)
Class
   JR
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   JR
   JR
   JR
   JR
   HS
   HS
   J2
   SR
   J2
   J2
   JR
   SR
   HS
   SR
   SR
   J3
   SR
   HS
   J1
   J1
   SR
   J2
   SR
   J1
   HS
   JR
   JR
   SR
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   SR
   HS
   JR
   J2
   HS
   J2
   HS
   J1
   HS
   JR
   J2
   SR
   J2
   HS
Position
     C
   RHP
    CF
    OF
   RHP
    CF
   LHP
    CF
    RF
   LHP
   LHP
   LHP
    RF
    SS
   RHP
   RHP
    1B
   LHP
    2B
    3B
   RHP
     C
    CF
   LHP
   LHP
    OF
   LHP
   LHP
   RHP
   RHP
    SS
    2B
   RHP
    SS
   RHP
     C
     C
   RHP
 LHP/OF
   LHP
     C
    2B
    CF
    CF
     C
     C
   LHP
   LHP
    RF
   RHP
   RHP
    CF
Bat/Throw
      L/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/R
      L/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      L/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/L
      L/L
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      L/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
Height
  6'03
  6’04
  5'11"
  6'05"
  6'04"
  6'03"
  6'09"
  5'11"
  6'00"
  6'01"
  5'09"
  6'03"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'04"
  6'04"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'02"
  6'00"
  5'11"
  6'00"
  6'03"
  6'05"
  6'03"
  5'09"
  6'03"
  6'01"
  6'03"
  5'11"
  5'10"
  6'05"
  6'03"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'04"
  6'01"
  6'03"
  6'00"
  5'10"
  6'02"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  5'11"
  6'05"
  6'00"
  6'02"
  5'10"
  6'02"
  5'10"
Weight
   210
   185
   170
   222
   190
   215
   230
   185
   210
   180
   170
   230
     -
   185
   200
   205
   215
     -
   170
   220
   185
   185
   190
   185
   180
   205
   175
   225
   200
   185
   185
   160
   235
   195
     -
   210
   172
   205
   195
   185
   190
   185
   180
   170
   180
   200
     -
   175
   220
     -
   185
   175
Date of Birth
1987-06-18
1990-10-19
1990-08-10
1990-01-14
1989-09-18
1986-09-21
1986-06-01
1987-06-18
1986-11-13
1990-03-24
1990-09-10
1988-08-28
1985-10-02
1987-11-16
1986-02-06
1987-02-17
1985-06-17
1990-07-20
1985-08-07
1986-10-13
1986-06-21
1985-12-11
1990-07-31
1988-09-24
1989-04-14
1985-10-28
1985-11-06
1986-09-10
1988-10-09
1990-02-05
1986-12-30
1987-04-11
1985-06-26
1989-12-23
1990-09-11
1989-05-17
1990-03-21
1990-07-11
1986-01-06
1990-07-01
1988-02-02
1987-08-12
1990-09-01
1987-08-31
1990-02-22
1989-02-17
1989-10-27
1986-12-16
1986-08-30
1985-09-06
1987-10-09
1990-08-26
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #67 on: June 25, 2008, 01:05:37 pm »
With Stanford's elimination out of the CWS, hopefully Castro will be in the fold soon.

Per JdJO in the live chat today: 

"If I'm correct, the Astros' area scout was supposed to be in Castro's home today or yesterday. I was visiting my ailing mother, so my calls over the last three days are all running together. I will tell you that I spoke with Bobby Heck, the scouting director, yesterday or Monday and he told me he was real optimistic about signing Castro soon. I think he was going to visit with Davidson this week. He said it's still looking promising with Seaton and Dydalwicz. Once I settle back into my routine, I'll start bugging more of my sources more often."
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« Reply #68 on: June 26, 2008, 12:25:33 am »
JdJO wrote about a couple of the draftees in the Chronicles "Astros Notes" today.  LINK.

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Castro gets visit: Joe Graham, the Astros’ North California and Nevada area scout, visited with first round pick Jason Castro on Wednesday.  “It went well,” Astros scouting director Bobby Heck said of Graham’s visit with Castro. “It went very well. That’s a better way to put.”  ***  “I would expect to meet with the family again on Sunday or Monday,” Heck said.

He also wrote that Seaton was at Minute Maid (this evening?) and said he was "optimistic" about signing with the Astros.

WadeSmith of Castro and Seaton:
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“We’re still optimistic on both he and (Ross) Seaton and a couple of the other guys who are still out there that we’ll get them signed in short order and get them in our system,” Wade said.
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #69 on: June 26, 2008, 01:12:51 pm »
Jim Callis thinks Seaton will sign:
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I think he will. Don't think the Astros would have taken him in the third round if they weren't prepared to meet his asking price—even after their struggles to sign players last year.

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« Reply #70 on: June 26, 2008, 01:26:56 pm »
Jim Callis thinks Seaton will sign:
http://www.baseballamerica.com/online/majors/espn-chat/2008/266392.html


As a compensation pick for not signing a player last year, if the Astros do not sign Seaton they will not receive draft compensation for him next year.  They had every incentive to draft a player there that would sign.
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« Reply #71 on: July 08, 2008, 02:31:19 pm »
I noticed last week that few of the top guys have signed.  Is this likely keeping the Astros from signing Castro, and is Castro's signing a necessary precursor to some of the other picks, such as Davidson, Seaton, and Dydaleiwicz?  Everything seems to have come to a standstill. 

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« Reply #72 on: July 09, 2008, 09:57:07 pm »
I noticed last week that few of the top guys have signed.  Is this likely keeping the Astros from signing Castro, and is Castro's signing a necessary precursor to some of the other picks, such as Davidson, Seaton, and Dydaleiwicz?  Everything seems to have come to a standstill. 

Per McTaggart's 'afternoon' blog today (Astros waiting to hear from Castro):

On Castro: 

"I talked to (scouting director) Bobby Heck about two hours ago (3 p.m.) and we're continuing to make progress on it, literally," Wade said. "It's hour-to-hour at this point in time.  "We're going to remain optimistic we're going to get him out in the system sooner rather than later. Where we're at right now, we've put the appropriate package for them to consider and hopefully they give us a nod in the short term and he gets out playing."

And "progress is being made" on Seaton and Davidson (no word on Dydalewicz):

"It's partly market-driven at this point," he said. "Guys want to see what's happening around them, and we as a club want to see what's happening around us to see if where we're at is appropriate.  "I'm going to remain optimistic on all these grounds that we're going to run the table and get all these guys done. Every conversation we've had has been carried a clear indication they want to wear an Astros uniform."
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« Reply #73 on: July 12, 2008, 10:55:09 am »
According to ESPN, Castro has signed.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/transactions

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« Reply #74 on: July 12, 2008, 01:57:54 pm »
This is bad news for the wailing chronbloggers who draw life from slagging on Uncle Drayton's miserly ways.

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« Reply #75 on: July 12, 2008, 02:19:33 pm »
I assume they'll just take the opportunity to bitch about the Astros not drafting Smoak.

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« Reply #76 on: July 15, 2008, 02:04:16 am »
With the signing of Castro, the Astros now have signed 28 of their 52 draft picks.  All but 5 of the top 20 picks have been signed, and the it is generally expected (per Pinwheel and McTaggart) that Davidson (rd 3), Seaton (rd 3s) and potentially Dydalewicz (rd 8) will be signed as well. 

Additionally, ran across a site called PGCrosschecker.com which includes signing status and bonus for the top 10 rounds.  LINK.  Hasn't been updated to include Castro yet, but does show the following Astros:

Lyles (rd 1s) - $930,000;  Austin (rd 2) - $715,000;  Steele (rd 4) - $267,000;  Duncan (rd 5) - $185,000; 
Shuck (rd 6) - $150,000;  Gaston (rd 7) - $150,000; Cruz (rd 9) - $150,000;  Holloway (rd 10) - $150,000.

If correct, the Astros paid significantly more than most of the other teams from rounds 7 - 10, and Castro is only the 3rd pick in the top 10 to sign to date [Beckham - $6,150,000 (Rays - 1st overall); Skipworth - $2,300,000 (Marlins, 5th overall). 

The site also has some scouting reports on the draftees from the top 15 rounds as well.  LINK.
 

        Draftee
Castro, Jason
Lyles, Jordan
Austin, Joseph
Davidson, Charles
Seaton, Ross
Steele, Thomas
Duncan, David
Shuck, Jack
Gaston, Jonathan
Dydalewicz, Brad
Cruz, Luis
Holloway, Jarred
Priday, Jacob
Hulett, Jeff
Godfrey, Kyle
Hicks, Christopher
Disher, Phil
Poytress, Joshua
Simunic, Andrew
Flores, David
Mowdy, Ashton
Robin, Shea
Jones, Rodarrick
Jackson, Terrence
Huchingson, Daniel
Meier, Danny
Hacker, Michael
Wolf, Shane
Pettus, Nathaniel
Grimmett, Zachary
Jackson, Christopher
Diaz, Michael
Rummel, Philip
Vollmuth, Bryan
Armstrong, Shawn
Jankowski, Jordan
Garcia, Rene
Wood, Austin
Rivers, Kirkland
Castellanos, Kristofer
Van Winkle, Tyson
Lawson, Scott
McClendon, Tony
Danbury, Ryan
Green, Austin
Sparks, Edmond
Garvin, Grayson
Modica, Mike
Metroka, Nathan
Meszaros, Daniel
Lehr, Chase
Austin, Jamal

Round
   1
  1S
   2
   3
  3S
   4
   5
   6
   7
   8
   9
  10
  11
  12
  13
  14
  15
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  29
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  36
  37
  38
  39
  40
  41
  42
  43
  44
  45
  46
  47
  48
  49
  50
   Pick
    10
    38
    56
    88
   109
   122
   152
   182
   212
   242
   272
   302
   332
   362
   392
   422
   452
   482
   512
   542
   572
   602
   632
   662
   692
   722
   752
   782
   812
   842
   872
   902
   932
   962
   992
  1022
  1052
  1082
  1112
  1142
  1172
  1202
  1232
  1262
  1292
  1322
  1361
  1379
  1406
  1433
  1460
  1487
  Signed 
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
   Yes
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
     -
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
     -
   Yes
     -
               School
Stanford
Hartsville HS (SC)
North Atlanta HS (GA)
Milton HS (GA)
Second Baptist School (TX)
U Arizona
Georgia Tech
Ohio St U
U Arizona
Lake Travis HS (TX)
Academia Santa Monica
St Petersburg JC
U Missouri Columbia
Okaloosa Walton CC
Hiwassee JC
Georgia Tech
U South Carolina Columbia     
Fowler HS (CA)
U Tennessee
Cal St Sacramento
Eastern Oklahoma St JC
Vanderbilt U
St John HS (LA)
North Central Texas Col
U Arkansas Ft Smith
U Portland
Cosumnes River Col
Ithaca Col
Western Oklahoma St Col
Beggs HS (OK)
Virginia Commonwealth U
Southern Connecticut St U
Kutztown U
Biloxi HS (MS)
West Craven HS (NC)
Peters Township HS (PA)
Colegio Sagrada Familia
Niceville HS (FL)
Texas A&M U
Newsome HS (FL)
Gonzaga U
Grayson County Col
Damien HS (CA)
North Florida CC
Patrick Henry HS (CA)
Chipola JC
Wesleyan HS (GA)
George Mason U
Compton CC
Col of Charleston
Glendale CC
Harrison HS (GA)
Class
   JR
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   JR
   JR
   JR
   JR
   HS
   HS
   J2
   SR
   J2
   J2
   JR
   SR
   HS
   SR
   SR
   J3
   SR
   HS
   J1
   J1
   SR
   J2
   SR
   J1
   HS
   JR
   JR
   SR
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   SR
   HS
   JR
   J2
   HS
   J2
   HS
   J1
   HS
   JR
   J2
   SR
   J2
   HS
Position
     C
   RHP
    CF
    OF
   RHP
    CF
   LHP
    CF
    RF
   LHP
   LHP
   LHP
    RF
    SS
   RHP
   RHP
    1B
   LHP
    2B
    3B
   RHP
     C
    CF
   LHP
   LHP
    OF
   LHP
   LHP
   RHP
   RHP
    SS
    2B
   RHP
    SS
   RHP
     C
     C
   RHP
 LHP/OF
   LHP
     C
    2B
    CF
    CF
     C
     C
   LHP
   LHP
    RF
   RHP
   RHP
    CF
Bat/Throw
      L/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/R
      L/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      L/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/L
      L/L
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      L/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
Height
  6'03
  6’04
  5'11"
  6'05"
  6'04"
  6'03"
  6'09"
  5'11"
  6'00"
  6'01"
  5'09"
  6'03"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'04"
  6'04"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'02"
  6'00"
  5'11"
  6'00"
  6'03"
  6'05"
  6'03"
  5'09"
  6'03"
  6'01"
  6'03"
  5'11"
  5'10"
  6'05"
  6'03"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'04"
  6'01"
  6'03"
  6'00"
  5'10"
  6'02"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  5'11"
  6'05"
  6'00"
  6'02"
  5'10"
  6'02"
  5'10"
Weight
   210
   185
   170
   222
   190
   215
   230
   185
   210
   180
   170
   230
     -
   185
   200
   205
   215
     -
   170
   220
   185
   185
   190
   185
   180
   205
   175
   225
   200
   185
   185
   160
   235
   195
     -
   210
   172
   205
   195
   185
   190
   185
   180
   170
   180
   200
     -
   175
   220
     -
   185
   175
Date of Birth
1987-06-18
1990-10-19
1990-08-10
1990-01-14
1989-09-18
1986-09-21
1986-06-01
1987-06-18
1986-11-13
1990-03-24
1990-09-10
1988-08-28
1985-10-02
1987-11-16
1986-02-06
1987-02-17
1985-06-17
1990-07-20
1985-08-07
1986-10-13
1986-06-21
1985-12-11
1990-07-31
1988-09-24
1989-04-14
1985-10-28
1985-11-06
1986-09-10
1988-10-09
1990-02-05
1986-12-30
1987-04-11
1985-06-26
1989-12-23
1990-09-11
1989-05-17
1990-03-21
1990-07-11
1986-01-06
1990-07-01
1988-02-02
1987-08-12
1990-09-01
1987-08-31
1990-02-22
1989-02-17
1989-10-27
1986-12-16
1986-08-30
1985-09-06
1987-10-09
1990-08-26
In the end, my dissolution with the game of baseball will not be a result of any loss of love for the game, rather from the realization that I can no longer bear the anger its supposed stewards cause to be built up in my soul. -Lee (01/08/2013)

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2008 Draftees and Status (29 of 52 signed)
« Reply #77 on: July 19, 2008, 02:30:37 pm »
Justice has a nice read in his blog today about the Astros signing their 48th round pick, Danny Meszaros.  LINK.  Describes Meszaros as "one of those guys that might be signed if a roster spot is open, or if he had a good summer."  After missing the entire '07 season rehabbing from injury and having a sub-par draft year, the Astros nevertheless chose him in the 48th round at the urging of area scout, J.D. Alleva.  Meszaros was signed Friday after 19.2 innings in the Cape League with a 1.37 ERA and 25 strike outs.  "It's an underdog story: 22 yr old Jr., below average stats in spring of draft year, shoulder surgery, and 5'10", 175 lbs. As I type, he is driving to Troy, NY to meet his new teammates later today in Tri-City.''

With the signing of Meszaros, the Astros now have signed 29 of their 52 draft picks.  All but 5 of the top 20 picks have been signed.

Bonuses paid for the top 10 round picks per PGCrosschecker.com.  LINK

Castro (rd 1) - $2,070,000;  Lyles (rd 1s) - $930,000;   Austin (rd 2) - $715,000;  Steele (rd 4) - $267,000;  Duncan (rd 5) - $185,000; 
Shuck (rd 6) - $150,000;     Gaston (rd 7) - $150,000;  Cruz (rd 9) - $150,000;     Holloway (rd 10) - $150,000.

        Draftee
Castro, Jason
Lyles, Jordan
Austin, Joseph
Davidson, Charles
Seaton, Ross
Steele, Thomas
Duncan, David
Shuck, Jack
Gaston, Jonathan
Dydalewicz, Brad
Cruz, Luis
Holloway, Jarred
Priday, Jacob
Hulett, Jeff
Godfrey, Kyle
Hicks, Christopher
Disher, Phil
Poytress, Joshua
Simunic, Andrew
Flores, David
Mowdy, Ashton
Robin, Shea
Jones, Rodarrick
Jackson, Terrence
Huchingson, Daniel
Meier, Danny
Hacker, Michael
Wolf, Shane
Pettus, Nathaniel
Grimmett, Zachary
Jackson, Christopher
Diaz, Michael
Rummel, Philip
Vollmuth, Bryan
Armstrong, Shawn
Jankowski, Jordan
Garcia, Rene
Wood, Austin
Rivers, Kirkland
Castellanos, Kristofer
Van Winkle, Tyson
Lawson, Scott
McClendon, Tony
Danbury, Ryan
Green, Austin
Sparks, Edmond
Garvin, Grayson
Modica, Mike
Metroka, Nathan
Meszaros, Daniel
Lehr, Chase
Austin, Jamal

Round
   1
  1S
   2
   3
  3S
   4
   5
   6
   7
   8
   9
  10
  11
  12
  13
  14
  15
  16
  17
  18
  19
  20
  21
  22
  23
  24
  25
  26
  27
  28
  29
  30
  31
  32
  33
  34
  35
  36
  37
  38
  39
  40
  41
  42
  43
  44
  45
  46
  47
  48
  49
  50
   Pick
    10
    38
    56
    88
   109
   122
   152
   182
   212
   242
   272
   302
   332
   362
   392
   422
   452
   482
   512
   542
   572
   602
   632
   662
   692
   722
   752
   782
   812
   842
   872
   902
   932
   962
   992
  1022
  1052
  1082
  1112
  1142
  1172
  1202
  1232
  1262
  1292
  1322
  1361
  1379
  1406
  1433
  1460
  1487
  Signed 
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
   Yes
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
     -
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
               School
Stanford
Hartsville HS (SC)
North Atlanta HS (GA)
Milton HS (GA)
Second Baptist School (TX)
U Arizona
Georgia Tech
Ohio St U
U Arizona
Lake Travis HS (TX)
Academia Santa Monica
St Petersburg JC
U Missouri Columbia
Okaloosa Walton CC
Hiwassee JC
Georgia Tech
U South Carolina Columbia     
Fowler HS (CA)
U Tennessee
Cal St Sacramento
Eastern Oklahoma St JC
Vanderbilt U
St John HS (LA)
North Central Texas Col
U Arkansas Ft Smith
U Portland
Cosumnes River Col
Ithaca Col
Western Oklahoma St Col
Beggs HS (OK)
Virginia Commonwealth U
Southern Connecticut St U
Kutztown U
Biloxi HS (MS)
West Craven HS (NC)
Peters Township HS (PA)
Colegio Sagrada Familia
Niceville HS (FL)
Texas A&M U
Newsome HS (FL)
Gonzaga U
Grayson County Col
Damien HS (CA)
North Florida CC
Patrick Henry HS (CA)
Chipola JC
Wesleyan HS (GA)
George Mason U
Compton CC
Col of Charleston
Glendale CC
Harrison HS (GA)
Class
   JR
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   JR
   JR
   JR
   JR
   HS
   HS
   J2
   SR
   J2
   J2
   JR
   SR
   HS
   SR
   SR
   J3
   SR
   HS
   J1
   J1
   SR
   J2
   SR
   J1
   HS
   JR
   JR
   SR
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   SR
   HS
   JR
   J2
   HS
   J2
   HS
   J1
   HS
   JR
   J2
   SR
   J2
   HS
Position
     C
   RHP
    CF
    OF
   RHP
    CF
   LHP
    CF
    RF
   LHP
   LHP
   LHP
    RF
    SS
   RHP
   RHP
    1B
   LHP
    2B
    3B
   RHP
     C
    CF
   LHP
   LHP
    OF
   LHP
   LHP
   RHP
   RHP
    SS
    2B
   RHP
    SS
   RHP
     C
     C
   RHP
 LHP/OF
   LHP
     C
    2B
    CF
    CF
     C
     C
   LHP
   LHP
    RF
   RHP
   RHP
    CF
Bat/Throw
      L/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/R
      L/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      L/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/L
      L/L
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      L/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
Height
  6'03
  6’04
  5'11"
  6'05"
  6'04"
  6'03"
  6'09"
  5'11"
  6'00"
  6'01"
  5'09"
  6'03"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'04"
  6'04"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'02"
  6'00"
  5'11"
  6'00"
  6'03"
  6'05"
  6'03"
  5'09"
  6'03"
  6'01"
  6'03"
  5'11"
  5'10"
  6'05"
  6'03"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'04"
  6'01"
  6'03"
  6'00"
  5'10"
  6'02"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  5'11"
  6'05"
  6'00"
  6'02"
  5'10"
  6'02"
  5'10"
Weight
   210
   185
   170
   222
   190
   215
   230
   185
   210
   180
   170
   230
     -
   185
   200
   205
   215
     -
   170
   220
   185
   185
   190
   185
   180
   205
   175
   225
   200
   185
   185
   160
   235
   195
     -
   210
   172
   205
   195
   185
   190
   185
   180
   170
   180
   200
     -
   175
   220
   175
   185
   175
Date of Birth
1987-06-18
1990-10-19
1990-08-10
1990-01-14
1989-09-18
1986-09-21
1986-06-01
1987-06-18
1986-11-13
1990-03-24
1990-09-10
1988-08-28
1985-10-02
1987-11-16
1986-02-06
1987-02-17
1985-06-17
1990-07-20
1985-08-07
1986-10-13
1986-06-21
1985-12-11
1990-07-31
1988-09-24
1989-04-14
1985-10-28
1985-11-06
1986-09-10
1988-10-09
1990-02-05
1986-12-30
1987-04-11
1985-06-26
1989-12-23
1990-09-11
1989-05-17
1990-03-21
1990-07-11
1986-01-06
1990-07-01
1988-02-02
1987-08-12
1990-09-01
1987-08-31
1990-02-22
1989-02-17
1989-10-27
1986-12-16
1986-08-30
1985-09-06
1987-10-09
1990-08-26
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status (29 of 52 signed)
« Reply #78 on: July 19, 2008, 02:47:34 pm »
After missing the entire '07 season rehabbing from injury and having a sub-par draft year, the Astros nevertheless chose him in the 48th round at the urging of area scout, J.D. Alleva.  Meszaros was signed Friday after 19.2 innings in the Cape League with a 1.37 ERA and 25 strike outs.  "It's an underdog story: 22 yr old Jr., below average stats in spring of draft year, shoulder surgery, and 5'10", 175 lbs. As I type, he is driving to Troy, NY to meet his new teammates later today in Tri-City.''


As I wrote in the draft review he had some impressive work, statistically speaking prior to the injury.  His recovery looks fairly complete.
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #79 on: July 23, 2008, 08:54:33 am »
anything new on the unsigned guys?
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #80 on: July 23, 2008, 09:13:45 am »
anything new on the unsigned guys?

Nada, that I've heard.

If they do sign at this late date, I would expect the deal to be post dated for 2009.  Doing that starts their clock toward 40-man decision time back a year.  There really isn't much time left for anyone to join a club and get any real work in anyway.
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #81 on: July 23, 2008, 09:27:08 am »
anything new on the unsigned guys?

This was the last I saw on the 19th:
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The Astros still hope to sign four more players from the upper ranks of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft: Charles Davidson, an outfielder from Milton High in Georgia; Ross Seaton, a righty from Second Baptist; Brad Dydalewicz, a left-hander from Lake Travis High; and Christopher Hicks, a right-hander from Georgia Tech.

"I'd love to see us run the table," general manager Ed Wade said. "I don't know if that's realistic or not, but we've certainly had conversations that would lead us to think that we at least have a chance to do that. If that's the case, then what's already been a successful signing season will be even more successful."
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #82 on: July 23, 2008, 05:02:07 pm »
anything new on the unsigned guys?

Last I saw was from a transcript of JdJO's Live Chat yesterday (so take it for what it is worth):

Q (ic): *** Also, anything new on the draft picks that have not been signed?

A (JdJO): Bobby Heck sent me a text message yesterday saying nothing was new. With that said, however, I have on good authority that Seaton and [Dydalewicz] are close. I will be shocked if those two kids aren't signed soon.
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« Reply #83 on: July 23, 2008, 05:03:11 pm »
By the way, didn't actually type "Dydalewicz," rather described him as "the kid from the Austin area, whose name is very difficult to spell and I won't look it up so I can answer as many questions as possible"...
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« Reply #84 on: July 23, 2008, 05:21:00 pm »
By the way, didn't actually type "Dydalewicz," rather described him as "the kid from the Austin area, whose name is very difficult to spell and I won't look it up so I can answer as many questions as possible"...

Impeccable reporting.  i wouldn't expect anything less.
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« Reply #85 on: July 23, 2008, 05:29:03 pm »
Impeccable reporting.  i wouldn't expect anything less.

Yep, felt the need to include that little tidbit...
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« Reply #86 on: July 23, 2008, 06:43:17 pm »
Sometimes I feel like I'm the world's dumbest person. Then I read things like that gem from Ortiz.


Dydalewicz. It's not hard. Dy-dal-e-wicz. That man is a fucking idiot.

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« Reply #87 on: July 25, 2008, 01:19:43 pm »
Sometimes I feel like I'm the world's dumbest person. Then I read things like that gem from Ortiz.


Dydalewicz. It's not hard. Dy-dal-e-wicz. That man is a fucking idiot.

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« Reply #88 on: July 25, 2008, 01:30:36 pm »
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« Reply #90 on: July 25, 2008, 03:05:02 pm »
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« Reply #91 on: July 25, 2008, 11:52:05 pm »
Pinwheel is 'reporting' that Dydalewicz signed for 2nd round money ($425,000) [LINK], although it appears to be closer to what third round picks are being signed for (see PG Cross Checker signing bonus information).

Here are the reported signing bonuses for the Astros picks through round 10:  Castro (rd 1) - $2,070,000;  Lyles (rd 1s) - $930,000;
Austin (rd 2) - $715,000;  Steele (rd 4) - $267,000;  Duncan (rd 5) - $185,000;  Shuck (rd 6) - $150,000;  Gaston (rd 7) - $150,000;
Dydalewicz (rd 8) - $425,000; Cruz (rd 9) - $150,000;  Holloway (rd 10) - $150,000.

With the signing of Dydalewicz, the Astros now have signed 30 of their 52 draft picks.  All but 4 of the top 20 picks have been signed.  See Jacksonian's 2008 Draft Recap for updated signing status of all 2008 draftees, as well as commentary on each draftee.
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« Reply #92 on: July 26, 2008, 08:59:41 am »
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« Reply #93 on: July 31, 2008, 10:25:26 pm »
JdJO thinks a Seaton signing is imminent.  As of 8:05 PM (CDST), he blogged that:

"I won't be shocked. Heck, I would expect that any hour now the Astros will announce that Second Baptist ace Ross Seaton has been signed with the Astros."  LINK
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« Reply #94 on: August 01, 2008, 09:09:54 am »
JdJO thinks a Seaton signing is imminent.  As of 8:05 PM (CDST), he blogged that:

"I won't be shocked. Heck, I would expect that any hour now the Astros will announce that Second Baptist ace Ross Seaton has been signed with the Astros."  LINK



Why does JdJO think it's imminent that Sheets signs with Houston? Or is this just wishful thinking. If I'm going to think wishfully I would put Sabathia in an Astros uniform before Sheets although Sheets would be a good signing I suppose. He is often injured.

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« Reply #95 on: August 01, 2008, 09:11:51 am »


Why does JdJO think it's imminent that Sheets signs with Houston? Or is this just wishful thinking. If I'm going to think wishfully I would put Sabathia in an Astros uniform before Sheets although Sheets would be a good signing I suppose. He is often injured.

Yeah, but think of all the extra material costs for a Sabathia uniform.
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« Reply #97 on: August 01, 2008, 11:39:11 am »
Huge.  Big props to Wade, Heck, and the scouting department.
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« Reply #98 on: August 01, 2008, 11:41:37 am »
Seaton has signed.


http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/5919385.html

Sweet.  This is the one I was concerned about.

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« Reply #99 on: August 01, 2008, 11:58:24 am »
Seaton has signed.


http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/5919385.html

Ortiz blogs "Seaton was signed with a bonus higher than slot money."

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« Reply #100 on: August 01, 2008, 12:07:44 pm »
That is great news.  Just compare this years draft and signings to last, no comparison.

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« Reply #101 on: August 01, 2008, 12:09:25 pm »
Ortiz blogs "Seaton was signed with a bonus higher than slot money."

As was Dydalewicz. 
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« Reply #102 on: August 01, 2008, 12:31:38 pm »
As was Dydalewicz. 

Right, I saw OregonStrosFan pointed that out a few days ago.

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« Reply #103 on: August 01, 2008, 12:35:45 pm »
Ortiz blogs "Seaton was signed with a bonus higher than slot money."

Does he think he's reporting some sort of well kept secret or breaking news?  Anybody with any sort of knowledge of the situation knew for a fact it was going to take "above slot money" to get the kid signed.  Heck, that's why he went in the third round and not the first or supplemental round!

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I guess JdJO is trying to educated someone, but I'm not sure who...

Himself.
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« Reply #105 on: August 01, 2008, 12:47:58 pm »
Himself.

McTaggart specifically provided that detail when he reported the Dydalewicz signing. So, yes.  The Chronicle reporters seem to be focused on this. 

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« Reply #106 on: August 01, 2008, 10:29:59 pm »
But the Chron reported it was 2nd round money for Dydalewicz and it was 3rd.  A nit, I know but an expensive nit
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« Reply #107 on: August 02, 2008, 03:40:56 am »
But the Chron reported it was 2nd round money for Dydalewicz and it was 3rd.  A nit, I know but an expensive nit

Per McTaggart: They signed third-round supplemental pick Ross Seaton *** to a $700,000 deal on Friday and will give him another $252,000 for college. <a href="http://blogs.chron.com/gamedayastros/2008/08/astros_opening_wallet_for_draf.html>LINK[/url]

Comparing the $952,000 total Seaton is reported to be receiving against moneys paid to other 1st - 3rd rounders make it look more like he was paid 1st round supplemental pick money than 3rd round money.  LINK
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« Reply #108 on: August 02, 2008, 08:08:07 am »
The Astros are wanting the Chron to reveal the amounts of cash spent on the draft...you know after last year...

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« Reply #109 on: August 02, 2008, 11:37:22 am »
Seaton!

God this makes me really happy. I was pissed they passed on Smoak, but Seaton makes up for it in my mind. He will be a stud someday.
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« Reply #110 on: August 02, 2008, 04:33:57 pm »
Jacksonian / Duman / Farmstros:  who are the "draft and follow" guys this year (and I understand this is different from the "draft and follow" of years past)?  Meszaros was one, others?
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Jacksonian / Duman / Farmstros:  who are the "draft and follow" guys this year (and I understand this is different from the "draft and follow" of years past)?  Meszaros was one, others?

If you mean guys they're watching this summer with an eye toward a Aug 15 signing, then Hicks and Jones are the 2 I can think of.
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« Reply #112 on: August 02, 2008, 09:03:16 pm »
is jones, an LSU football signee? What are the odds of drafting a jones two years in a row who goes to LSU for football?  Also,  I don't know if he is an Astros "summer follow", but Danbury is playing in the Valley League.

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« Reply #113 on: August 04, 2008, 02:03:37 pm »
Per McTaggart: They signed third-round supplemental pick Ross Seaton *** to a $700,000 deal on Friday and will give him another $252,000 for college.

It's been a while since I've been out of college, but $60k/year for school?  Really?  Harvard only runs about $30k/year I think.
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« Reply #114 on: August 04, 2008, 02:11:02 pm »
http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/draft/?p=405

"The Astros, who failed to sign three of their top six picks last year, spent $700,000 on supplemental third-rounder Ross Seaton on Aug. 1. A product of Second Baptist High in Houston, Seaton was one of the top high school pitchers in the draft. A commitment to Tulane clouded the righthander’s signability. Seaton also received a potential $250,000 through baseball’s college scholarship plan, which is believed to be a record amount."

Just out of curiosity anyone know want the normal circumstances are regarding college and players that sign? Don't you also only get the money if and which you go to school?
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« Reply #115 on: August 04, 2008, 02:16:31 pm »
It's been a while since I've been out of college, but $60k/year for school?  Really?  Harvard only runs about $30k/year I think.

Tulane costs >50,000 per year with tuition, fees, books, room and board, transportation, and misc crap kids spend money on.
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« Reply #116 on: August 04, 2008, 02:20:53 pm »
It's been a while since I've been out of college, but $60k/year for school?  Really?  Harvard only runs about $30k/year I think.

Your tuition-meter needs recalibration. Many private liberal arts schools are now in the $40K/year range. Harvard is $50K+.
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« Reply #117 on: August 04, 2008, 02:33:26 pm »
Any talk about Davidson?  Wade seemed to hint at a signing sweep of the all their top picks, but I haven't read anything about Davidson. 


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« Reply #118 on: August 04, 2008, 03:18:07 pm »
Your tuition-meter needs recalibration. Many private liberal arts schools are now in the $40K/year range. Harvard is $50K+.

And when you figure that the average is probably closer to five years than four for many, you just about get to $250K.
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« Reply #119 on: August 04, 2008, 03:18:20 pm »
Tulane costs >50,000 per year with tuition, fees, books, room and board, transportation, and misc crap kids spend money on.


Tulane is ridiculous. I was accepted there earlier this year and (without going into numbers) the scholarship they gave me was substantially larger than any other offer I got. Even so, it was way more expensive than anywhere else.

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« Reply #120 on: August 05, 2008, 01:01:39 pm »
14th round selection Chris Hicks has been added to the Tri-City roster page at milb.com, so it's looks like he has signed. Now if they can get Davidson, they'll have signed every player taken in the first 15 rounds.

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« Reply #121 on: August 05, 2008, 03:09:22 pm »
14th round selection Chris Hicks has been added to the Tri-City roster page at milb.com, so it's looks like he has signed. Now if they can get Davidson, they'll have signed every player taken in the first 15 rounds.

I had heard he was close but had not heard he'd signed.  Collegiate closer.  I'll be curious to see how he's used.

I've also heard the Astros have been pushing to get Poytress and are closing in on him.

I've heard Davidson is still pretty far away.
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« Reply #122 on: August 05, 2008, 04:04:44 pm »
I had heard he was close but had not heard he'd signed.  Collegiate closer.  I'll be curious to see how he's used.

I've also heard the Astros have been pushing to get Poytress and are closing in on him.

I've heard Davidson is still pretty far away.

Brownie said Hicks was indeed signed.

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« Reply #123 on: August 05, 2008, 04:15:28 pm »
Here is the official release.  Prior to his signing, he was pitching in the cape cod league for the Gateman. 

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« Reply #124 on: August 06, 2008, 07:12:32 pm »
JdJO on talks with 3rd round pick Davidson: LINK

The Astros are in a bit of a standstill with third-round pick Chase Davidson... "We've just stepped back from negotiations (with Davidson) and let them hopefully review opportunities in front of them," Heck said. "But we intend to have continued dialogue."
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« Reply #125 on: August 07, 2008, 09:12:34 am »
JdJO on talks with 3rd round pick Davidson: LINK

The Astros are in a bit of a standstill with third-round pick Chase Davidson... "We've just stepped back from negotiations (with Davidson) and let them hopefully review opportunities in front of them," Heck said. "But we intend to have continued dialogue."

Translation: Chase is acting like a pussy and should probably work on getting his mind right in the next few days.
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« Reply #126 on: August 11, 2008, 12:42:07 pm »
Translation: Chase is acting like a pussy and should probably work on getting his mind right in the next few days.

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« Reply #127 on: August 14, 2008, 12:06:07 am »
47 hours and counting... From the Jim Callis (Baseball America) chat at ESPN today (<a href="http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/chatESPN?event_id=21909>LINK (Insider))[/url]:

George (NY): Do you expect there will be any surprising no-signs Friday?

SportsNation Jim Callis: If I expect them, they wouldn't be a surprise, would they? In terms of players I don't think will sign from early rounds, Allan Dykstra (Padres) is the biggest threat in the first round and Scott Bittle (Yankees) is the biggest threat in the second round. I don't think the Astros will sign Chase Davidson in the third round, and I don't think the Angels will land Zach Cone in the supplemental third round.

Scott (Albany NY): W/ Davidson is it because Drayton won't go that far over slot or because Davidson wants to go to college?

SportsNation Jim Callis: The Astros have gone over slot for guys this year, so that's not the issue.
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« Reply #128 on: August 14, 2008, 08:47:08 am »
Dykstra had a hip injury in high school.  He had surgery to fix it, but the padres discovered he has some sort of degenerative hip condition when their doctors were examining him.  It's also possible that they are exaggerating things as a negotiating tactic.
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47 hours and counting... From the Jim Callis (Baseball America) chat at ESPN today (<a href="http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/chatESPN?event_id=21909>LINK (Insider))[/url]:

George (NY): Do you expect there will be any surprising no-signs Friday?

SportsNation Jim Callis: If I expect them, they wouldn't be a surprise, would they? In terms of players I don't think will sign from early rounds, Allan Dykstra (Padres) is the biggest threat in the first round and Scott Bittle (Yankees) is the biggest threat in the second round. I don't think the Astros will sign Chase Davidson in the third round, and I don't think the Angels will land Zach Cone in the supplemental third round.

Scott (Albany NY): W/ Davidson is it because Drayton won't go that far over slot or because Davidson wants to go to college?

SportsNation Jim Callis: The Astros have gone over slot for guys this year, so that's not the issue.


The thing is, the Astros are in a reasonable position here.  They've signed the players they needed to sign and losing one out of the top 20 isn't a huge deal.  They'll get a 3S pick next year as compensation if he doesn't sign.
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« Reply #130 on: August 14, 2008, 01:08:27 pm »
The thing is, the Astros are in a reasonable position here.  They've signed the players they needed to sign and losing one out of the top 20 isn't a huge deal.  They'll get a 3S pick next year as compensation if he doesn't sign.

Agreed & think you analysis is spot on.  Just updating current status...
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« Reply #131 on: August 14, 2008, 01:53:54 pm »
ESPN is reporting that 9th overall pick (Nationals) Crow has signed with Forth Worth Cats of the American Association (LINK).

From the story, it appears that the contract will not preclude him from signing with the Nationals if a deal can be reached before the Friday midnight deadline though.
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« Reply #132 on: August 14, 2008, 02:03:13 pm »
If Crow does not end up signing with the Nats, what are the rules regarding other MLB teams trying to sign him later? 
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« Reply #133 on: August 14, 2008, 02:50:54 pm »
If Crow does not end up signing with the Nats, what are the rules regarding other MLB teams trying to sign him later? 

He goes back in the draft ala Luke Hochevar a couple of years back.  Scherzer did this same thing too (sign with indy league team).

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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #134 on: August 14, 2008, 03:41:10 pm »
I had heard he was close but had not heard he'd signed.  Collegiate closer.  I'll be curious to see how he's used.

I've also heard the Astros have been pushing to get Poytress and are closing in on him.

I've heard Davidson is still pretty far away.

Heard anything new on Poytress?
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #135 on: August 14, 2008, 03:48:47 pm »
Heard anything new on Poytress?

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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #136 on: August 15, 2008, 11:43:27 pm »
Despite an over-slot offer, the Astros were unable to sign 3rd round pick Chase Davidson.  He will attend the University of Georgia next year instead.  McTaggart Blog link.

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"With the support of Ed (Wade), Tal (Smith) and Drayton (McLane), we were very aggressive with our offer today," Astros scouting director Bobby Heck said. "His desire to play college baseball won out, and I don't know of a figure that would have changed that."

If I understand correctly, the Astros will receive a compensatory pick in the 3rd round (supplemental) since they were not able to sign Davidson.  Duman/Jacksonian, correct?
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #137 on: August 15, 2008, 11:45:42 pm »
Despite an over-slot offer, the Astros were unable to sign 3rd round pick Chase Davidson.  He will attend the University of Georgia next year instead.  McTaggart Blog link.

If I understand correctly, the Astros will receive a compensatory pick in the 3rd round (supplemental) since they were not able to sign Davidson.  Duman/Jacksonian, correct?

Just like they received the 3S (Seaton) this year for not signing 3rd round pick Dietrich last year.
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« Reply #138 on: August 15, 2008, 11:59:22 pm »
Thought so.  Thanks for the confirmation!
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2008 Astros Draftee Status as of Signing Deadline
« Reply #139 on: August 17, 2008, 11:25:33 pm »
The Astros signed 32 of their 52 picks from the 2008 draft as of the close of the signing period (Friday, August 15 at midnight).  This includes 11 of their 12 picks from the first 10 rounds, and 19 of their 22 picks from the first 20 rounds.  Only Chase Davidson (round 3), Josh Poytress (round 16) and Shae Robin (round 20) were not signed from the first 20 rounds.   

The reported bonuses paid for the top 10 round picks (per PGCrosschecker.com) total $5.892 million (excluding additional payments, such as the reported $250,000 in college moneys negotiated with Seaton, etc.), and are as follows:

Castro (rd 1) - $2,070,000;  Lyles (rd 1s) - $930,000; Austin (rd 2) - $715,000;  Seaton (rd 3) - $700,000;  Steele (rd 4) - $267,000; 
Duncan (rd 5) - $185,000;  Shuck (rd 6) - $150,000;  Gaston (rd 7) - $150,000; Dydalewicz (rd 8) - $425,000; Cruz (rd 9) - $150,000;
Holloway (rd 10) - $150,000.

For a complete analysis of the draftees (including commentary on each), as well as for the singing status of each draftee, see Jacksonian's 2008 Draft Recap.  Signing status is also included below.


        Draftee
Castro, Jason
Lyles, Jordan
Austin, Joseph
Davidson, Charles
Seaton, Ross
Steele, Thomas
Duncan, David
Shuck, Jack
Gaston, Jonathan
Dydalewicz, Brad
Cruz, Luis
Holloway, Jarred
Priday, Jacob
Hulett, Jeff
Godfrey, Kyle
Hicks, Christopher
Disher, Phil
Poytress, Joshua
Simunic, Andrew
Flores, David
Mowdy, Ashton
Robin, Shea
Jones, Rodarrick
Jackson, Terrence
Huchingson, Daniel
Meier, Danny
Hacker, Michael
Wolf, Shane
Pettus, Nathaniel
Grimmett, Zachary
Jackson, Christopher
Diaz, Michael
Rummel, Philip
Vollmuth, Bryan
Armstrong, Shawn
Jankowski, Jordan
Garcia, Rene
Wood, Austin
Rivers, Kirkland
Castellanos, Kristofer
Van Winkle, Tyson
Lawson, Scott
McClendon, Tony
Danbury, Ryan
Green, Austin
Sparks, Edmond
Garvin, Grayson
Modica, Mike
Metroka, Nathan
Meszaros, Daniel
Lehr, Chase
Austin, Jamal

Round
   1
  1S
   2
   3
  3S
   4
   5
   6
   7
   8
   9
  10
  11
  12
  13
  14
  15
  16
  17
  18
  19
  20
  21
  22
  23
  24
  25
  26
  27
  28
  29
  30
  31
  32
  33
  34
  35
  36
  37
  38
  39
  40
  41
  42
  43
  44
  45
  46
  47
  48
  49
  50
   Pick
    10
    38
    56
    88
   109
   122
   152
   182
   212
   242
   272
   302
   332
   362
   392
   422
   452
   482
   512
   542
   572
   602
   632
   662
   692
   722
   752
   782
   812
   842
   872
   902
   932
   962
   992
  1022
  1052
  1082
  1112
  1142
  1172
  1202
  1232
  1262
  1292
  1322
  1361
  1379
  1406
  1433
  1460
  1487
  Signed 
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
     -
   Yes
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
     -
   Yes
   Yes
   Yes
     -
               School
Stanford
Hartsville HS (SC)
North Atlanta HS (GA)
Milton HS (GA)
Second Baptist School (TX)
U Arizona
Georgia Tech
Ohio St U
U Arizona
Lake Travis HS (TX)
Academia Santa Monica
St Petersburg JC
U Missouri Columbia
Okaloosa Walton CC
Hiwassee JC
Georgia Tech
U South Carolina Columbia     
Fowler HS (CA)
U Tennessee
Cal St Sacramento
Eastern Oklahoma St JC
Vanderbilt U
St John HS (LA)
North Central Texas Col
U Arkansas Ft Smith
U Portland
Cosumnes River Col
Ithaca Col
Western Oklahoma St Col
Beggs HS (OK)
Virginia Commonwealth U
Southern Connecticut St U
Kutztown U
Biloxi HS (MS)
West Craven HS (NC)
Peters Township HS (PA)
Colegio Sagrada Familia
Niceville HS (FL)
Texas A&M U
Newsome HS (FL)
Gonzaga U
Grayson County Col
Damien HS (CA)
North Florida CC
Patrick Henry HS (CA)
Chipola JC
Wesleyan HS (GA)
George Mason U
Compton CC
Col of Charleston
Glendale CC
Harrison HS (GA)
Class
   JR
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   JR
   JR
   JR
   JR
   HS
   HS
   J2
   SR
   J2
   J2
   JR
   SR
   HS
   SR
   SR
   J3
   SR
   HS
   J1
   J1
   SR
   J2
   SR
   J1
   HS
   JR
   JR
   SR
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   SR
   HS
   JR
   J2
   HS
   J2
   HS
   J1
   HS
   JR
   J2
   SR
   J2
   HS
Position
     C
   RHP
    CF
    OF
   RHP
    CF
   LHP
    CF
    RF
   LHP
   LHP
   LHP
    RF
    SS
   RHP
   RHP
    1B
   LHP
    2B
    3B
   RHP
     C
    CF
   LHP
   LHP
    OF
   LHP
   LHP
   RHP
   RHP
    SS
    2B
   RHP
    SS
   RHP
     C
     C
   RHP
 LHP/OF
   LHP
     C
    2B
    CF
    CF
     C
     C
   LHP
   LHP
    RF
   RHP
   RHP
    CF
Bat/Throw
      L/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/R
      L/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      L/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/L
      L/L
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      L/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
Height
  6'03
  6’04
  5'11"
  6'05"
  6'04"
  6'03"
  6'09"
  5'11"
  6'00"
  6'01"
  5'09"
  6'03"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'04"
  6'04"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'02"
  6'00"
  5'11"
  6'00"
  6'03"
  6'05"
  6'03"
  5'09"
  6'03"
  6'01"
  6'03"
  5'11"
  5'10"
  6'05"
  6'03"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'04"
  6'01"
  6'03"
  6'00"
  5'10"
  6'02"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  5'11"
  6'05"
  6'00"
  6'02"
  5'10"
  6'02"
  5'10"
Weight
   210
   185
   170
   222
   190
   215
   230
   185
   210
   180
   170
   230
     -
   185
   200
   205
   215
     -
   170
   220
   185
   185
   190
   185
   180
   205
   175
   225
   200
   185
   185
   160
   235
   195
     -
   210
   172
   205
   195
   185
   190
   185
   180
   170
   180
   200
     -
   175
   220
   175
   185
   175
Date of Birth
1987-06-18
1990-10-19
1990-08-10
1990-01-14
1989-09-18
1986-09-21
1986-06-01
1987-06-18
1986-11-13
1990-03-24
1990-09-10
1988-08-28
1985-10-02
1987-11-16
1986-02-06
1987-02-17
1985-06-17
1990-07-20
1985-08-07
1986-10-13
1986-06-21
1985-12-11
1990-07-31
1988-09-24
1989-04-14
1985-10-28
1985-11-06
1986-09-10
1988-10-09
1990-02-05
1986-12-30
1987-04-11
1985-06-26
1989-12-23
1990-09-11
1989-05-17
1990-03-21
1990-07-11
1986-01-06
1990-07-01
1988-02-02
1987-08-12
1990-09-01
1987-08-31
1990-02-22
1989-02-17
1989-10-27
1986-12-16
1986-08-30
1985-09-06
1987-10-09
1990-08-26
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #140 on: August 18, 2008, 12:30:09 am »
Thanks for your diligence on this, OSF.
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Re: 2008 Astros Draftee Status as of Signing Deadline
« Reply #141 on: August 18, 2008, 08:15:28 am »
Only Chase Davidson (round 3), Josh Poytress (round 16) and Shae Robin (round 20) were not signed from the first 20 rounds.   

And, as noted in the draft review, Robin quit baseball a couple of weeks after being drafted so the Astros had no chance of signing him.
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Re: 2008 Draftees and Status
« Reply #142 on: August 18, 2008, 09:20:46 am »
Apparently the Astros were close with 34th rounder Jankowski

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Going to Miami was something Jankowski thought he might not do during the two-plus months after the Astros drafted him. Now, he will not be eligible for the draft again until after his junior season.

According to Jankowski, Houston offered a "pretty nice deal." He would have been assigned to the Astros' instructional league before playing for the Greeneville (Tenn.) Astros, a rookie-league affiliate.

"They really made me think about it," said Jankowski, who finished his scholastic career with a WPIAL-record 36 home runs in addition to a plus-600 on-base percentage and back-to-back Class AAAA championships.

A project at catcher at the minor-league level, Jankowski opted for Miami in hopes of improving his defense.
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