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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #40 on: March 02, 2019, 12:21:29 pm »
OTHER DRAFT NAMES OF INTEREST--PACIFIC/WEST REGION

Note: Some of these players will go in the first 10 rounds, many will go in the 11th round and later and others (due to injury, poor springs, etc.) won’t get drafted at all.

Northern California/Pacific Northwest/Hawaii D1’s & JUCO’s

C Carter Bins, Fresno State (35th round pick of the Phillies in 2016 out of HS)
RHP Ryan Jensen, Fresno State (touched 99 in the fall)
OF Zach Ashford, Fresno State (SR/hit .314 in the Cape in ‘18 though with limited pop)

RHP/DH Will Matthiessen, Stanford (interesting 2-way player off to a .400/.500/.700 start this spring & 9 Ks vs 2 BB in 6.1IP)
OF Brandon Wulff, Stanford (SR/hitting .393/500/.893 to begin ‘19/missed half of ‘18 season with foot injury)

C Korey Lee, Cal (also has seen work on the mound)
OF Brandon McIlwain, Cal (also Cal’s QB but future is in BB/.hitting .286/.333/.619 this spring after laying off the sport last 2 years)

RHP/1B Kevin Milam, St Mary’s (one of the best 2-way players in the country)

C James Free, U of Pacific (switch-hitter/monster freshman year in ‘17 at .343/.407/.652 but regressed some in ‘18)
RHP Ryan Shreve, U of Pacific (29 K/3 BB in 29 IP in Calif. Collegiate League in ‘18 and 16 Ks/2 BBs in 14 IP this spring w/just 7 hits allowed)

RHP Finn Del Bonta-Smith, SJSU (45 Ks/6 BBs in 26 IP in the Northwoods League in 2018)

LHP Chris Daniels, Sacramento City CC (FR)
OF Jaden Lyburtus, Sacramento City CC (FR)

LHP Robert Gasser, San Joaquin Delta CC (SO/Coogs’ commit/pitched at UNM in 2018)
RHP Gunner Mayer, San Joaquin Delta CC (FR)
RHP Jonathan Pierce, San Joaquin Delta CC (SO/Baylor commit)
SS Zack Mathis, San Joaquin Delta CC (SO/CSUN commit)

OF Jakob Goldfarb, Oregon (also getting some looks behind the plate)

LHP Jake Mulholland, OSU (not exactly a power arm but still manages to be one of the best closers in the country)
OF Tyler Malone, OSU (lefty hitter/moves to RF after a strong CWS in ‘18 where he hit 3 homers in 8 games as the Beavers’ DH)

LHP AJ Block, WSU (20 Ks in 12.2 IP in the Cape in ‘18 but also 17 hits allowed & 8 walks)

RHP Nick Iverson, Gonzaga (from Oakville, Ontario/15th round pick of the Brewers in 2018 out of juco)

RHP Bubba Hoopii-Tuionetoa, Pierce CC (FR/16th rounder of the Twins in 2018 out of HS)

RHP Dylan Thomas, U of Hawaii (CCBL relief POTY with a combined 76 Ks/6 BBs in 62 IP in 2018)
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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2019, 05:47:13 pm »
OTHER DRAFT NAMES OF INTEREST--PACIFIC/WEST REGION (PART 2)

Note: Some of these players will go in the first 10 rounds, many will go in the 11th round and later and others (due to injury, poor springs, etc.) won’t get drafted at all.

Southern California/Arizona D1’s & JUCO’s

LHP Justin Hooper, UCLA (missed 2018 due to TJ/25th round pick in 2015 draft out of HS)

RHP Chris Clarke, USC (one of the youngest players in college draft class/up to 94 on the heater)
RHP Connor Lunn, USC (up to 95 with the cheese)
LHP Quentin Longrie, USC (also can hit 95 but rarely where it needs to go)
C TJ Stubbs, USC (the brother of Garrett missed 2018 after undergoing TJS)

RHP Darius Vines, CSU-Bakersfield (32nd rounder of the Astros in 2016)

OF Bradlee Beesley, Cal Poly (hit .368/.419/.529 in the Cape last summer)

RHP Logan Boyer, SDSU (FB hitting 96 and healthy after injury-plagued 2018)
OF Julian Escobedo, SDSU (lefty hitter/batted .316/.419/.429 in 2018 w/37 BBs vs 30 Ks)

LHP Josh Hendrickson, U of SD (Aussie/20th rounder of Royals in 2018 out of juco)

SS Nick Sogard, LMU (Eric and Alex are cousins/Steve Sax is an uncle)

2B Hank LoForte, CSF (SR/listed at 5’6”)

LHP Jack Dashwood, UCSB (17 Ks vs 4 BBs in 12 IP with just 7 hits allowed to kick off this spring)
SS Andrew Martinez, UCSB (33rd round pick of the Marlins in 2018 as a draft-eligible FR)

RHP Tanner Brubaker, UCI (28th rounder of the Rays last year out of juco)

RHP Adrian Chaidez, Cypress CC (SO from Calif./converted catcher/UCLA commit)

INF Carter Aldrete, ASU (uncle Mike is the former big leaguer)
C Lyle Lin, ASU (29th rounder of the Astros in 2018 as a draft eligible soph)
C Sam Ferri, ASU (38th rounder of the Yankees in 2016 out of HS)

LHP Andrew Nardi, U of Arizona (39th rounder in both 2017 & 2018 by NYY & Nats out of juco)

1B/OF Kona Quiggle, Grand Canyon (lefty hitter out of Phoenix)

LHP Lucas Knowles, Central Arizona JC (SO out of Washington/U of Kentucky commit)
RHP Jason Nelson, Central Arizona JC (SO out of Phoenix/ULL commit)
SS Liam Spence, Central Arizona JC (SO out of Australia/Vols commit)
OF Hunter Jump, Central Arizona JC (SO out of Calif./ASU transfer)
SS Ernny Ordonez, Central Arizona JC (SO out of Goodyear/KU commit)
RHP Dakota Donovan, Central Arizona JC (SO out of Utah/Oregon State transfer)
LHP Leo Palacios, Central Arizona JC (FR out of Phoenix)

RHP Drew Hill, South Mountain (AZ) CC (SO out of Utah/TCU commit)
INF Juan Colato, South Mountain (AZ) CC (SO out of El Salvador/GCU commit)
OF Connor Kimple, South Mountain (AZ) CC (SO out of Wisconsin/ULL commit)

SS Carlos Arellano, Arizona Western CC (SO out of Calif./uncommitted)
RHP Gabe Ponce, Arizona Western CC (SO out of Arizona/USD transfer)
RHP Chris Koeiman, Arizona Western CC (SO out of Curacao/uncommitted)

RHP Chase Webster, Chandler-Gilbert CC (FR/has been hitting 96 this spring)
RHP Ben Thompson, Chandler-Gilbert CC (SO from New Zealand/Tulane commit)

RHP Dominic Hamel, Yavapai CC (SO out of Arizona/DBU commit)
SS Tommy Sacco, Yavapai CC (SO out of Arizona/TCU commit)
3B Christian Encarnacion-Strand, Yavapai CC (FR out of Calif.)

LHP Brendon Rodriguez, Scottsdale CC (SO out of Tucson/New Mexico State commit)

OF Antoine Mistico, Gateway CC (SO from Arizona/14th rounder in ‘17 out of HS/Grand Canyon commit)


Nevada/Utah/New Mexico/Colorado D1’s & JUCO’s

LHP Ryan Anderson, U of Nevada (30 Ks/16 hits/6 BBs allowed in 27 IP in Northwoods League in 2018)

OF/1B Steven Rivas, Southern Nevada CC (SO/37th rounder of LAA in 2017/Coogs’ commit)
LHP Nick Rupp, Southern Nevada CC (SO/Coogs’ commit)
RHP Matt Gilbertson, Southern Nevada CC (SO/U of Pittsburgh commit)

2B Oliver Dunn, Utah (lefty hitter)
C Zack Moeller, Utah (missed 2018 after undergoing TJS)

OF Brock Hale, BYU (SR/hitting .368/.458/.614 for his career)

RHP Justin Slaten, U of New Mexico (BA’s 4th-best prospect in the Northwoods League in 2018)

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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2019, 06:00:18 pm »
A FEW MORE HSers OF INTEREST

Note: Most of these guys probably won’t get drafted high enough to make it worth their while and instead will end up honoring their commitments.


Texas
OF/RHP Quinton Martin, Sweeny HS (Rice commit)
INF Brenden Dixon, Argyle HS (Longhorn commit)
SS/RHP Tyler Wade, Midland HS (Vols commit)
C Wyatt Childress, Georgetown HS (Aggie commit)
INF Beau Wimpee, Rockwall HS (TCU commit/yep, that’s his name)
LHP Bryson Lucas, College Station HS (TCU commit)
LHP Bodi Rascon, Decatur HS (OSU commit)
OF Logan Britt, Colleyville Heritage HS (Aggie commit)
RHP Evan Vanek, Frisco Heritage HS (Aggie commit)


Florida
OF Riley Greene, Hagerty HS (lefty hitter/U of Florida commit)
RHP Matthew Allan, Seminole HS (U of Florida commit)
LHP Hunter Barco, Bolles HS (U of Florida commit)
RHP Tyler Nesbitt, Labelle HS (U of Florida commit)
RHP Tyler Owens, Trinity Catholic HS (U of Florida commit)
C/3B Tyler Callihan, Providence HS (lefty hitter/U of South Carolina commit)
SS Tyler McKenzie, Benjamin HS (Vandy commit)
RHP Kendall Williams, IMG Academy (Vandy commit)
C/1B Will Bartlett, IMG Academy (Arizona commit)
RHP Joseph Charles, TNXL Academy (UNC commit)
2B Christian Cairo, Calvary Christian HS (LSU commit)
SS Connor Walsh, Niceville HS (Ole Miss commit)
RHP Hunter Mink, Palm Harbor HS (U of Florida commit)


Georgia
SS C.J. Abrams, Blessed Trinity HS (lefty hitter/Bama commit)
RHP Daniel Espino, Premier Academy HS (LSU commit)
SS Nasim Nunez, Collins Hill HS (switch-hitter/Clemson commit)
SS Myles Austin, Westlake HS (Bama commit)
RHP Landon Sims, South Forsyth HS (Miss State commit)
RHP Alex McFarlane, Habersham Central HS (Miami commit)
LHP/OF Michael Harris, Stockbridge HS (switch-hitter/TT commit)
C Jonathan French, Parkview HS (Clemson commit)
RHP Mason Barnett, Cartersville HS (Auburn commit)


California
LHP/1B Spencer Jones, La Costa Canyon HS (lefty hitter/Vandy commit)
SS Brooks Lee, San Luis Obispo HS (switch-hitter/Cal Poly commit)
RHP Derek Diamond, Ramona HS (Ole Miss commit)
RHP Evan Fitterer, Aliso Niguel HS (UCLA commit)


Washington
OF Corbin Carroll, Lakeside HS (lefty hitter/UCLA commit)
INF Carter Young, Selah HS (switch-hitter/Vandy commit)


Louisiana
RHP Thomas Wilhite, West Ouachita HS (LSU commit)
C Hayden Travinski, Airline HS (LSU commit)


Mississippi
OF John Rhys Plumlee, Oak Grove HS (U of Georgia commit)


Tennessee
LHP Hayden Mullins, Hendersonville HS (Auburn commit)


Alabama
3B Gunnar Henderson, Morgan Academy HS (lefty hitter/Auburn commit)
C Ethan Hearn, Mobile Christian HS (lefty hitter/Miss State commit)
C Nathaniel LaRue, McGill-Toolen HS (Auburn commit)


New York/New Jersey
SS Anthony Volpe, Delbarton (NJ) HS (Vandy commit)
RHP Michael Limoncelli, Horseheads (NY) HS (Coastal Carolina commit)
RHP Dave Falco, Center Moriches (NY) HS (U of Maryland commit)
RHP Joe Biancone, John Jay Cross River HS (George Washington commit)


Wisconsin
C Nathan Stevens, Waunakee HS (lefty hitter/Arkansas commit)


Michigan
LHP Colin Czajkowski, Woodhaven HS (U of Michigan commit)


Ohio
OF Jase Bowen, Toledo Central Catholic HS (Mich. State commit)
RHP Mack Anglin, Highland HS (Clemson commit)


Pennsylvania
OF Sammy Siani, William Penn Charter HS (lefty hitter/Duke commit)
RHP Jack Kochanowicz, Harriton HS (Virginia commit)
OF Chris Newell, Malvern Prep HS (lefty hitter/Virginia commit)


Indiana
OF Ethan Vecrumba, Edgewood HS (lefty hitter/U of Indiana commit)


Illinois
SS Jalen Greer, St. Rita of Cascia HS (Mizzou commit)
RHP Quinn Priester, Cary-Grove Community HS (TCU commit)
C Matt McCormick, St. Laurence HS (lefty hitter/WVU commit)


Kansas
OF Marcus Smith, Pembroke Hill HS (lefty hitter/U of Michigan commit)


Puerto Rico
SS Landy Pena, Leadership Christian Academy (switch-hitter/one of youngest players in HS draft class/uncommitted)


Canada
SS Cesar Valero, Foothills Composite HS (Calgary) (originally from Venezuela/one of youngest players in HS draft class/Oregon St. commit)
OF Dasan Brown, Abbey Park HS (Toronto) (one of youngest players in HS draft class/Aggie commit)
OF Ethan Sanasie-Edwards, Mississauga Secondary HS (Toronto) (Wabash Valley CC commit)


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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #43 on: March 06, 2019, 12:07:16 am »
Astros selections since the draft was shortened to 40 rounds in 2012 (which also coincides with the Luhnow era):

2018
D2/D3/NAIA--8 draftees
JUCO--1 draftee

2017
D2/D3/NAIA--3 draftees
JUCO--5 draftees

2016
D2/D3/NAIA--6 draftees
JUCO--6 draftees

2015
D2/D3/NAIA--5 draftees
JUCO--3 draftees

2014
D2/D3/NAIA--5 draftees
JUCO--9 draftees

2013
D2/D3/NAIA--3 draftees
JUCO--2 draftees

2012
D2/D3/NAIA--3 draftees
JUCO--4 draftees


TOTALS (2012-2018)
D2/D3/NAIA--33 draftees
JUCO--30 draftees

TOTALS (2015-2018)
D2/D3/NAIA--22 draftees
JUCO--15 draftees

TOTALS (2012-2014)
D2/D3/NAIA--11 draftees
JUCO--15 draftees

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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #44 on: March 06, 2019, 06:22:24 pm »
The New Thing I Learned Today...

I was aware of the rule allowing an athlete to compete professionally in one sport while still maintaining amateur status in a second sport. But I was unaware of the rule that allows you to regain your amateur status in the same sport after having lost such status previously. To wit these provisions that exists in the NAIA rules (don't have a clue as to whether the NCAA has a similar provision):


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Article VII Section E of the 2018-2019 NAIA Handbook for having amateur status reinstated:

1. Discontinue violation of NAIA amateur-standing regulations.

2. You will be charged a season of competition for every year you competed at a professional level.  The NAIA gives you four seasons of competition for the first 10 semesters or 15 quarters you are enrolled in college.
 
3. Attending two consecutive semester, or three consecutive quarters, at an institution prior to being a part of an athletic team.
 
4. Finally, an athlete must submit verification to the NAIA National Coordinating Committee proving they have completed the three previous requirements to restore their amateur status.

I was curious and had to track down the provision after noticing that Matthew Merrill was playing baseball for the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma (USAO). Merrill was taken by the Astros out of high school in the 37th round of the 2017 draft. He then signed a contract, was assigned to the GCL and pitched in 6 games. He was subsequently released in May of 2018 without pitching in a game in '18. By my reading of the above rule, he should have at most 3 seasons of eligibility with the Drovers (and perhaps only 2 depending on how 2018 is factored in).

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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #45 on: March 06, 2019, 09:58:28 pm »
You sir are amazing.  So impressed with the detail of your research and your ability to find things that most folks would never even think to look for.  Glad you are on our side. 
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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #46 on: March 07, 2019, 12:38:33 am »
You sir are amazing.  So impressed with the detail of your research and your ability to find things that most folks would never even think to look for.  Glad you are on our side.

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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #47 on: March 07, 2019, 11:15:56 am »
BIG 12 Names to Know for 1st 5 rounds of 2019 Draft

LHP Cody Bradford, Baylor
Listed at 6’3” 195 lbs. The Aledo HS valedictorian had a terrific soph season for the Bears in 2018 as he led the conference in ERA while whiffing 87 and walking 26 in 97 IP. He also tied some team records originally set by future MLBers Jason Jennings and Shawn Tolleson. He then made two starts in the Cape over the summer, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits over 8 innings.

Bad news for the Bears: Bradford's out for the year (after throwing only 7.1 innings over 3 starts) due to thoracic outlet syndrome.
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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #48 on: March 08, 2019, 10:36:02 pm »
Rounding up folk's comments and adding a few more:

Spring Injury List

LHP Cody Bradford, Baylor (out for year with TOS)
RHP Davis Daniel, Auburn (forearm tightness has him on the shelf for now)
LHP Braidyn Fink, OU (out for year with TJS)
RHP Andrew Peters, John Logan CC (out for year with partially torn UCL)
3B Josh Rivera, IMG Academy (FL) (delayed start to spring while recuperating from
OF/RHP Matt Wallner, Southern Miss (forearm tightness has limited him to DH thus far)
OF Jeremy Ydens, UCLA (broken ring finger puts him out of action for 6 weeks)

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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #49 on: March 09, 2019, 12:29:04 pm »
Correcting the Josh Rivera line...

Spring Injury List

LHP Cody Bradford, Baylor (out for year with TOS)
RHP Davis Daniel, Auburn (forearm tightness has him on the shelf for now)
LHP Braidyn Fink, OU (out for year with TJS)
RHP Andrew Peters, John Logan CC (out for year with partially torn UCL)
3B Josh Rivera, IMG Academy (FL) (delayed start to spring while recuperating from knee surgery)
OF/RHP Matt Wallner, Southern Miss (forearm tightness has limited him to DH thus far)
OF Jeremy Ydens, UCLA (broken ring finger puts him out of action for 6 weeks)

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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #50 on: March 10, 2019, 07:49:28 am »
NAIA Draft Names to Know

With the Astros' increasing interest in recent years in drafting players from smaller 4yr schools, thought I should at least make an attempt to compile a list of 2019 draft prospects from those schools starting with the NAIA.

Hope International (Fullerton, CA)
RHP Justin Friedman (SR/43 Ks vs 12 BBs in 31.2 IP this spring/but 74 BBs in 139 IP at 3 previous stops, including 2 D1 programs)
C/OF Sam Cohen (SR/transfer from UCSB)
SS Shane Martinez (went 5-13 as a freshman with the Arizona Wildcats back in ‘17)
C/INF William Aguilar

Georgia Gwinnett College
SS/RHP Brent Burgess (SR/40th rounder of Rangers in ‘16 & 38th rounder of Yankees in ‘17/hitting .415/.469/.830 this spring)
OF Brody Wofford (SR/LSU-->Chipola CC-->UCF-->GGC/14th rounder in ‘17 by Reds out of juco/hitting .340/.456/.620 in ‘19)
OF CJ Ballard (SR/38th round pick of Red Sox out of HS in ‘15/played 2 years at Georgia Southern/a .427/.504/.545 hitter in ‘18)
RHP Matthew Swain (SR)
LHP Greg Loukinen (SR/35 Ks vs 7 BBs in 31 innings in ‘19)

Middle Georgia State (Macon)
OF Zach Cornell (lefty hitter/1.160 OPS so far this spring/1.026 OPS in ‘18)
SS Trent Nash (SR/1.101 OPS so far in ‘19/1.047 OPS in ‘18/1st 2 years spent at Bethune-Cookman)
3B Blake Jackson (SR/1.485 OPS so far in ‘19/.998 OPS in ‘18/Georgia Tech as a frosh)

Southeastern U (Lakeland, FL)
OF Manuel Mesa (SR/switch-hitter/from the Dominican/off to a .354/.436/.622 start in ‘19)
1B Noah Strohl (also does some pitching/batting .382/.436/.691 on the spring)
RHP Bryce Oriold-Fraser (Lethbridge, Alberta native)
LHP Austin Covers (SR/previous school: East Carolina U)
LHP Felix Dieguez (SR/27 Ks in 15.2 IP this spring)
OF Mike Taylor (.410/.480/.607 to kick off ‘19/previous school: Southeastern Louisiana U)
1B/OF Dan Valerio (SR/off to .354/.462/.646 start in ‘19 after hitting .390/.438/.703 in ‘18)
3B Ivan Nunez (SR/batting .408/.500/.718 this spring)
2B Dom Anagnos (SR/former RR HSer whose previous school was Purdue/hitting .389/.560/.444 in ‘19 with 17 BBs vs 5 Ks)
UTIL Abdel Guadalupe (switch-hitter/juco transfer off to .306/.469/.710 start this spring/from Puerto Rico)

Tennessee Wesleyan
OF Tyler Reichenborn (35th round pick of LAA in ‘18 draft out of Iowa Western CC/hit .327/.440/.481 in the Northwoods League this past summer)
RHP Cole Bellair (SR/1st 2 years at U of Illinois/32 Ks & 9 Ws in 32 IP in Northwoods Lg in ‘18/30 Ks & 9 Ws in 21 IP this spring)
OF Dan Fry (lefty hitter/juco transfer off to .339/.433/.589 start this spring with 10 Ws vs 6 Ks)

Bryan (Dayton, Tenn)
3B Gabe Howell (20th rounder of Braves in 2016 out of HS/PED suspension in ‘17 followed by his release/off to a .348/.458/.681 start in 1st college season)

Faulkner U (Montgomery, Ala)
C Max Guzman (juco transfer who’s hitting .392/.484/.582 this spring/3rd-ranked HS catcher out of Florida in ‘16 by PG)
LHP Antonio Frias (Panamanian/juco transfer/42 Ks vs just 5 BBs in 28 IP this spring)
OF Marcus Ragan (15th-rounder of the Red Sox in ‘17 out of juco/56-3 in steals over last 3 seasons)

Webber International (Lakeland, FL)
OF Rougie Odor (yes, the Odor plague has reached pandemic status)

U of Rio Grande (Ohio)
C Dylan Shockley (.391/.486/.598 thus far in ‘19)

Indiana Tech (Fort Wayne)
1B Glen McClain (SR/2 years at Xavier but DNP/posted a 1.186 OPS in ‘18)

Lawrence Tech (Southfield, MI)
OF Sean Fannon (SR)

Central Methodist (Fayette, Missouri)
C/INF Sergio Macias (transfer from San Jac)
RHP Peyton Long (transfer from Kirkwood CC)
1B Logan Haring (lefty hitter/posted a 1.100 OPS in ‘18)

Missouri Baptist (St. Louis)
SS DeShawn Lookout (transfer from Seminole State CC)
LHP Josh Ray (transfer from Jefferson CC)

Southwestern Christian (OKC)
LHP Juan Carlos Gonzalez (SR/originally from the Dominican)
RHP Victor Del Carmen (originally from the DR/12.9 Ks per nine in ‘18 which has increased to 16.4 thus far in ‘19)

Oklahoma City U
RHP Bryce Milligan (41 Ks vs just 4 walks in 34.2 IP this spring with just 17 hits allowed)

U of Science & Arts of Oklahoma (Chickasha)
LHP Colton Williams (listed at 6’5” 215 lbs/Magnolia West HS grad spent 2 seasons at Galveston CC)

Oklahoma Wesleyan  (Bartlesville)
SS Austin Sojka (SR/silly 1.720 OPS on the spring with 12 BBs vs just 3 Ks/1.173 OPS in ‘18)
OF Drenis Ozuna (juco transfer from Connors State is posting a 1.434 OPS so far this spring)

William Penn (Oskaloosa, Iowa)
RHP Chase Stratton (49 Ks and just 6 Ws in 29.2 IP this spring)

Campbellsville U (Kentucky)
RHP Malcolm Gray (SR/37th rounder of Phillies in 2015 out of HS/12 Ks vs 3 BBs in 9 IP this spring)

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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #51 on: March 12, 2019, 09:47:22 pm »
Updating...

Spring Injury List

LHP Cody Bradford, Baylor (out for year with TOS)
RHP Davis Daniel, Auburn (forearm tightness has him on the shelf for now)
LHP Braidyn Fink, OU (out for year with TJS)
RHP Andrew Peters, John Logan CC (out for year with partially torn UCL)
3B Josh Rivera, IMG Academy (FL) (delayed start to spring while recuperating from knee surgery)
OF/RHP Matt Wallner, Southern Miss (forearm tightness has limited him to DH thus far)
OF Jeremy Ydens, UCLA (broken ring finger puts him out of action for 6 weeks)
C/1B DJ Petrinsky, Horns (shoulder problem turned out to be a labrum tear for which he had surgery/looks like he'll redshirt and return to campus next year, taking him out of this year's draft)
C Drew Millas, Missouri State (pulled hammy kept him out a couple of weeks)
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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #52 on: March 13, 2019, 05:43:28 am »
D3 Draft Names to Know

With the Astros' increasing interest in recent years in drafting players from smaller 4yr schools, this is an attempt to compile a list of interesting 2019 draft prospects from the D3 ranks.

College of Wooster (OH)
1B/OF Dan Harwood (lefty hitter/listed at 6’3” 210 lbs/Astros drafted Michael Wielansky out of same school in ‘18 as 18th rounder/Wielansky posted 1.173 OPS as JR while Harwood had 1.162 OPS as SO)

Baldwin-Wallace (Berea, OH)
RHP Danny Cody (SR/listed at 6’3” 175 lbs/100 Ks vs 28 Ws in 83 IP in ‘18/22 Ks vs 5 Ws in 16 IP this spring)

Wheaton College (IL)
RHP Michael McCraith (SR/listed at 6’3” 210 lbs/83 Ks in 68 IP in ‘18/22 Ks vs 3 Ws in 12 IP this spring)

Rowan U (Glassboro, NJ)
RHP Danny Serraino (SR/listed at 6’3” 225 lbs/89 Ks in 79 IP in ‘18 and his 0.84 WHIP was 2nd-best in all of D3)
RHP Andrew DePiazza (SR/listed at 6’7” 235 lbs/78 Ks in 60 IP in ‘18 with a 1.00 WHIP)

Stevens Inst. of Technology (Hoboken, NJ)
LHP Danny Poidomani (SR/51 Ks vs 5 Ws in 41.2 IP in Coastal Plains League in ‘17/a 1.00 WHIP in 23 IP in the CCBL in ‘18 tho w/just 14 Ks)

SUNY-Oswego
OF Mike Dellicarri (SR/lefty hitter/1.034 OPS in ‘18)

St. John Fisher College (Rochester, NY)
OF Allen Murphy (off to a .439/.500/.707 start this spring after hitting .324/.399/.581 in ‘18)

Salve Regina (Newport, R.I.)
LHP Patrick Maybach (listed at 6’3” 195 lbs/77 Ks in 66.2 IP in ‘18/26 Ks in 16 IP this spring/accounting major)

U of Southern Maine (Portland)
2B/RHP Jake Dexter (SR/listed at 6’2” 215 lbs/OPS has gone from .562 to .798 to .940 over 1st 3 years/109 Ks vs 26 Ws in 111 career IP and 25 saves over last 2 seasons)

Middlebury College (Vermont)
RHP Colby Morris (SR/listed at 6’3” 190 lbs/27 IP in the Northwoods League this past summer and 1 IP in the Cape)

Salem State (Mass.)
RHP Brock Riley (SR/listed at 6’1” 188 lbs/pitched briefly in the Cape this past summer)

UMass-Dartmouth
RHP Matt Cronin (SR/saw 6.2 innings of work in the CCBL in ‘18)

Western New England (Springfield, Mass.)
SS Alex Loparco (SR/1.022 OPS last spring for WNE)

Randolph-Macon College (Ashland, VA)
RHP Nick Roth (SR/just 18 BBs allowed in 162 career innings for the Yellow Jackets)

Emory U (Atlanta, GA)
OF/RHP Richard Brereton (K’d 25 in 17.2 IP in the Futures Collegiate League this past summer while posting an 0.96 WHIP)

U of Pittsburgh-Bradford
C Austin Parent (SR/listed at 5’11” 200 lbs/his numbers were certainly...umm...interesting in 2018 with a .496/.616/.916 slash line and 34 BBs vs 13 Ks)
RHP Ryan Boyer (SR/listed at 6’2” 210 lbs/a 10.1 K/9 in ‘18/whiffed 16 and walked 0 in his 1st start this spring)

Keystone College (Factoryville, PA)
RHP/OF Dakota McFadden (SR)

Willamette U (Salem, OR)
OF Connor Bailey (SR/went .339/.418/.683 in ‘18 and is hitting .379/.479/.707 this spring/89 BBs vs 51 Ks in his career w/12 BBs vs just 3 Ks in ‘19/econ major)
RHP Matt Steindorf (SR/listed at 6’0” 160 lbs/37 Ks vs 4 BBs in 37.2 IP this spring/econ major)

Pacific U (Forest Grove, OR)
LHP Casey Brown (SR/listed at 6’0” 185 lbs/52 Ks vs 3 BBs in 46 IP this spring)

Chapman University (Orange, CA)
RHP Jonathan Hernandez (SR/posted a 0.90 WHIP in the Northwoods League last summer with 37 K’s in 42 IP)

Southwestern U (Georgetown)
INF Daniel Montgomery (Boling HS grad has had up and down career for the Pirates but is off to a .415/.510/.927 start this spring)
RHP Colton Hunter (ex-RR HSer has 30 Ks vs just 2 BBs so far in ‘19/listed at 6’1” 210 lbs)

Texas Lutheran (Seguin)
RHP Nathan Malinovsky (SR/ex New Braunfels HSer is listed at 6’4” 200 lbs)
OF Tyler Cauley (the former Barbers Hill HSer hit .371/.438/.693 as soph last year and led all D3 in total bases/accounting major)

East Texas Baptist (Tyler)
RHP Call Florence (SR)

Trinity U (San Antonio)
OF Rafe Chaumette (ex Clements HSer/lefty hitter/hit .392/.449/.596 in ‘18)

Dubuque U (Iowa)
LHP Nathan Schneiderman (SR/listed at 6’5” 220 lbs/55 Ks vs 14 Ws in 39.2 IP in ‘18)

U of Wisconsin-La Crosse
RHP Mason McMahon (SR/107 Ks vs 32 Ws in 67 IP in ‘18)

U of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
RHP Colan Treml (SR)

U of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN)
LHP Henry DeCaster (SR/72 Ks vs 18 BBs in 63 IP in ‘18)

Macalester College (St. Paul, MN)
RHP Matthew Plisko
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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #53 on: May 28, 2019, 12:17:55 pm »
With the 2019 Draft a week away, any thoughts on who the Astros might take?  Most of the mocks I've seen have them focused on prep pitchers.  For whatever that's worth.
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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #54 on: May 28, 2019, 03:36:40 pm »
With the 2019 Draft a week away, any thoughts on who the Astros might take?  Most of the mocks I've seen have them focused on prep pitchers.  For whatever that's worth.

30ish is where most of those sites have a lot of prep pitchers so it makes sense for them to do that.  With the Beer pick last year the Astros clearly had their own view of the world as most sites didn't have him in the upper 20's to low 30's.  Most had him in the low 40's range.  Therefore I won't even begin to guess.  32 is just too far down the draft line.
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« Reply #55 on: June 03, 2019, 07:01:10 pm »
Is anyone else watching the MLB Amateur Draft?
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« Reply #56 on: June 03, 2019, 07:45:37 pm »
Josh Jung goes to the Rangers, and Brett Baty unfortunately goes the the Mets.
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« Reply #57 on: June 03, 2019, 07:48:40 pm »
I'm a tad bit surprised with the percentage of every day players versus pitchers.
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« Reply #58 on: June 03, 2019, 08:34:49 pm »
I'm a tad bit surprised with the percentage of every day players versus pitchers.

That tells you how little high end college pitching there is this year.
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« Reply #59 on: June 03, 2019, 09:32:27 pm »
College catcher Korey Lee from Cal.  The pudnits have him rated much lower.  Power arm, power bat.  How well will he hit overall and how good is he and can he be behind the plate?
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