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  • 2011 mlb Draft, scouting, Red Sox selections and signings.

    The 2011 MLB draft is 4 months away, but HS baseball (at least in Florida) and non Division 1 baseball in on the way, division 1 will be in two weeks.

    The baseball talent for the 2011 draft will be as the 2005 draft (one of the better on in years) perhaps better, a very deep draft and we are going to follow it in this thread. Since this is a Red Sox site we are going to put emphasis in the Sox's needs, selections and signing.

    The baseball draft unlike any other profesional sports draft team don't for needs, but because LHP is the sox needs we will talk about it (college and High schools) first.


    The top ranked players by position.

    LHP (college)

    01- Mattew Purke ((TCU)
    02- Jed Bradley (Georgia Tech)
    03- Ryan Carpenter (Gonzaga)
    04- Andrew Chafin (Kent St)
    05- Danny Hutzen (Virginia)
    06- Adam Conley ( Washington ST)
    07- Brett Mooneyham (Stanford)
    08- Nick Maronde (Florida)
    09- Sam Statford (Texas)
    10- Tyler Anderson (Oregon)
    11- Grayson Garvin (Vandervilt)
    12- Charlie Lowell (Wichita St)
    13- Josh Osich ( Oregon St)
    14- Scott Snodgress (Stanford)
    15- Sean Gillmartin (FSU)
    16- Jason Wheeler (Loyola Marymount U. in California)
    17- Chris Reed (Stanford)
    18- Alex Panteliodis (Florida)
    19- Adan Morgan (Alabama)
    20- Miguel Pena (San Jacinto JC in Texas)
    21- Brian Flynn (Wichita St)
    22- Matt Crouse (Mississippi U.)
    23- Jack Leathersich (Massachusets-Lowell U.)
    24- Will Lamb (Clemson)
    25- Bryce Bandilla (Arizona U.)


    LHP (out of the H.S. ranks)

    01- Daniel Norris ( Johnson City's H.S in Tennessee)
    02- Adam Mc Creery (La Verne's H.S. in California))
    03- Henry Owens ( Huntington's beach H.S. in California)
    04- Cody Kukuk (Lawrence's H.S. in Kansas))
    05- Phillip Pfeifer (Knoxville's H.S. in Tennessee))
    06- Andrew Suarez (Miami/Florida's H.S.)
    07- Billy Flamion (Modesto's H.S. in California.)
    08- Carlos Rondon (Holly Spring's H.S in North Carolina)
    09- Daniel Camarena ( Bonita's H.S. in California)
    10- Patrick Connaughton (Danver's H.S. in Massachusets))
    11- Cody Glenn (Houston's H.S. in Texas))
    12- Corey Stump (Lakeland's H.S. in Florida)
    13- Kevin Mattew ((Richmond's Hill in Georgia)
    14- Joe Musgrave (Grossmont's H.S in California)
    15- Michael Howard (Presscot's H.S. in Arizona)

    Purke throws a fastball in the 91-94 range and a wipe out slider.
    Bradley throws throw a fastball in the 93-95 range with a improved command and a change up.
    Hultzen throws a fastball in the 89-93 range touching 95 with very good command, a very good slider and a change.
    Carpenter's fastball tops at 95, throws a good slider, a solid change up, curveball is a show pitch.
    Garvin throws a fastball in the 88-89 range, has good feel for pitching from a downward angle.
    Conley has a electric arm his fastball reaches mid 90's.
    Anderson is polished and funky, attacks the strike zone with a 4 pitch mix.
    Chafin throws a fastball in the 93-95 range and a good change up.
    Startford throws a fastball in 90-94 range, a power curveball, but has had control issues.
    Gillmartin throws strikes with a 4 pitch mix, never gives in to a hitter.
    Wheeler throws a fastball in the 89-93 range with good command, his off speed pitches are getting better.
    Flynn's fastball is low to mid 90's.
    Reed throw a fastballin the 90-92 range and a sharp low 80's slider.
    Bandilla throw a fastball in the lows to mids 90's and a power breakingball, but his control is ?
    Last edited by scaffolds; 02-27-2011, 01:14 PM.

  • #2
    Great Thread to start, scaffolds. Can we make this sticky at the top? Of course it's very early to tell, but Purke is in all likelihood one of the top 3 picks (along with 3B Anthony Rendon and RHP Gerit Cole). HS top lefty Dan Norris will also go very early in the firt round I assume. Beyond that it's anyones guess which LHPs are still there when the Sox have their first pick. In 2005 the Sox drafted Ellsbury and Craig Hanson in the 1st round, Buchholz, Lowrie and Bowden in the supplemental 1st, and Jonathan Egan in the second (Buchholz and Egan were comp picks for Pedro Martinez).

    This year the Sox pick at 19, 26, 36, 40, 81 (first two rounds)
    The Rays pick at 24, 31, 32, 38, 41, 42, 52, 56, 59,60, 75, 89
    The Jays pick at 21, 35, 46, 53, 57, 74, 78
    The Os pick at 4, 53, 64
    The Yankees pick at 51, 88.

    DiamondScape has an accessible position by position ranking of the 2011 draft eligible players: link
    Watching Derek Jeter make 40 defensive plays and then watching Adam Everett make 40 defensive plays at the same position is sort of like watching video of Barbara Bush dancing at the White House, and then watching Demi Moore dancing in Striptease. (Bill James)

    Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power. If he can continue to hit .260 or so, he'll be useful, and he probably has a future as a backup infielder. (Keith Law)

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    • #3
      Everything I've read about this year's draft is that it is indeed one of the deepest in memory. It being the last under the current CBA also makes it important. I think the class being this good, and the Sox having so many picks are some of the big reasons they made the move to acquire A-Gon this winter. The system isn't as brimming with talent as it has been in previous years, but this draft is a great chance to replenish it.
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      • #4
        Right handed pitching both in college and high school is the strength of this draft with excellent prospects and very good depth. If available when the Sox's comes up (19th in the first round) my pick would be Cuban defector RHP Jose Fernandez.

        RHP from college rankings:

        01- Gerret Cole ((UCLA)
        02- Taylor Jungman (Texas)
        03- Matt Barnes (Connecticut)
        04- Sonny Gray (Vandervilt)
        05- Alex Meyer (Kentucky)
        06- John Stilson (Texas A&M)
        07- Trevor Bauer (UCLA)
        08- Austin Wood (USC)
        09- Tony Zych (Louisville)
        10- Jack Armstrong (Vandervilt)
        11- Anthony Meo (Coastal Carolina)
        12- Carson Smith (Texas St)
        13- Logan Verrett (Baylor)
        14- Burch Smith (Oklahoma)
        15- Matt Price (South Carolina)
        16- Navery Moore (Vandervilt)
        17- Scott McGough (Oregon)
        18- Andrew Gognon (Long beach state)
        19- Erik Johnson (California)
        20- Tyler Pill ( Fullerton St)
        21- Matt Andriesse (UC Riverside)
        22- Sam Gaviglio (Oregon St)
        23- Kyle McMyne (Villanova)
        24- Dixie Anderson (California)
        25- Noe Ramirez (Fullerton St)

        RHP ranking from the H.S.


        01- Jose Fernandez (Tampa's H.S. in Florida)
        02- Archie Bradley (Broken Arrow's h.S. in Oklahoma)
        03- Michael Kelley (Boynton beach's H. S. in Florida)
        04- Dylan Bundy (Sperry's H.S. in Oklahoma)
        05- Dillon Howard (Searcy's H.S. in Arkansas)
        06- Robert Stephenson (Fernandez's H.S in California)
        07- Joe Ross (Oakland's H.S. in California)
        08- Dillon Maples (West end's H.S. in North Carolina)
        09- Taylor Guerreri (North Agusta's in South Carolina)
        10- Tyler Beede (Auburn's H.S. in Massachusets)
        11- Nick Burdi (Grove South's H.S. in Illinois)
        12- Bryan Brickhouse ( The Woodland's H.S. in Texas)
        13- Kevin Comer (Tabernode's H.S. in New Jersy)
        14- Hudson Boyd (Ft Myers's H.S. in Florida)
        15- Mason Hope (Broken Arrow's H.S. in Oklahoma)
        16- John Curtiss (South Lake's in Texas)
        17- Jorge Lopez (Cayey's H.S. in Puerto Rico)
        18- Danny Keller (Newbury Park's H.S. in California)
        19- Ryan Meyer (Oviedo's H.S. in Florida)
        20- Deshon Lake (Menchville's H.S. in Virginia/originally fron the Virgin Islands)
        21- Jerrick Suiter (Valparaiso's H.S. in Indiana)
        22- Dylan Davis (Redmond's H.S.) in Washington)
        23- Tom Robson (Ladner's H.S. in Canada)
        24- Cole Wiper (Bellevue's H.S. in Washington)
        25- Cristian Montgomery (Indianapoli's H.S. in Indiana)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by scaffolds View Post
          The 2011 MLB draft is 4 months away, but HS baseball (at least in Florida) and non Division 1 baseball in on the way, division 1 will be in two weeks.

          The baseball talent for the 2011 draft will be as the 2005 draft (one of the better on in years) perhaps better, a very deep draft and we are going to follow it in this thread. Since this is a Red Sox site we are going to put emphasis in the Sox's needs, selections and signing.

          The baseball draft unlike any other profesional sports draft team don't for needs, but because LHP is the sox needs we will talk about it (college and High schools) first.


          The top ranked players by position.

          LHP (college)

          01- Mattew Purke ((TCU)
          02- Jed Bradley (Georgia Tech)
          03- Ryan Carpenter (Gonzaga)
          04- Andrew Chafin (Kent St)
          05- Danny Hutzen (Virginia)
          06- Adam Conley ( Washington ST)
          07- Brett Mooneyham (Stanford)
          08- Nick Maronde (Florida)
          09- Sam Statford (Texas)
          10- Tyler Anderson (Oregon)
          11- Grayson Garvin (Vandervilt)
          12- Charlie Lowell (Wichita St)
          13- Josh Osich ( Oregon St)
          14- Scott Snodgress (Stanford)
          15- Sean Gillmartin (FSU)
          16- Jason Wheeler (Loyola Marymount U. in California)
          17- Chris Reed (Stanford)
          18- Alex Panteliodis (Florida)
          19- Adan Morgan (Alabama)
          20- Miguel Pena (San Jacinto JC in Texas)
          21- Brian Flynn (Wichita St)
          22- Matt Crouse (Mississippi U.)
          23- Jack Leathersich (Massachusets-Lowell U.)
          24- Will Lamb (Clemson)
          25- Bryce Bandilla (Arizona U.)


          LHP (out of the H.S. ranks)

          01- Daniel Norris ( Johnson City's H.S in Tennessee)
          02- Adam Mc Creery (La Verne's H.S. in California))
          03- Henry Owens ( Huntington's beach H.S. in California)
          04- Cody Kukuk (Lawrence's H.S. in Kansas))
          05- Phillip Pfeifer (Knoxville's H.S. in Tennessee))
          06- Andrew Suarez (Miami/Florida's H.S.)
          07- Billy Flamion (Modesto's H.S. in California.)
          08- Carlos Rondon (Holly Spring's H.S in North Carolina)
          09- Daniel Camarena ( Bonita's H.S. in California)
          10- Patrick Connaughton (Danver's H.S. in Massachusets))
          11- Cody Glenn (Houston's H.S. in Texas))
          12- Corey Stump (Lakeland's H.S. in Florida)
          13- Kevin Mattew ((Richmond's Hill in Georgia)
          14- Joe Musgrave (Grossmont's H.S in California)
          15- Michael Howard (Presscot's H.S. in Arizona)
          Are there non Div 1 players that get drafted? wouldn't every player that is that good be able to get to a D1 school?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by dominik View Post
            Are there non Div 1 players that get drafted? wouldn't every player that is that good be able to get to a D1 school?
            To answer your question is yes they do, a good example of it would be in the 2010 draft when the Cubs with the 16th selection of the first round took RHP Hayden Simpson out of Southern Arkansas. Simpson had showed a mid 90's fastball all Spring before the Cubs select him. Most top prospect do go to Division 1 if they go to college, but also you will see them going to Junior colleges if they don't want to wait the normal 3 years to be available for the draft again. On the other hand you see players who haven't developed (size or skills) in high school, the late bloomers who do go to non division 1 schools and develop there and gets drafted.

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            • #7
              College catchers are the weak spot on the draft, the catchers fron the H.S. ranks are some what better. The second ranked high catcher Austin Hedges from California is considered perhaps as the most unsignable player in this draft.

              Ranking college catchers:

              01- Andrew Susac (Oregon St)
              02- James McCann (Arkansas)
              03- John Hicks (Virginia)
              04- Peter OBrien (Bethune Cookman)
              05- Jeff Bandy (Arizona)
              06- CJ Crum (Uthat)
              07- Pratt Maynard (North Carolina St)
              08- Michael Williams (Kentucky)
              09- Nick Rickles (Stetson)
              10- Geno Escalante (Chipola JC in Florida)
              11- Jeremy Schaefer (Tulane)
              12- Hommy Rosado (LSU-Eunice in Louisiana)
              13- Chad Krist (California)
              14- Robert Kral (Charleston U in South Carolina)
              15- Steve Rodriguez (UCLA)


              Ranking High School catchers:

              01- Blake Swihart (Rio Ranch's H.S. in New Mexico)
              02- Austin Hedges ( San Juan Capistrano's HS in California)
              03- Cameron Gallagher (Lancaster's H.S in Pennsylvania)
              04- Mario Amaral (Hialeah's H.S. in Florida)
              05- Brett Austin (Charlotte's H.S. in North Carolina)
              06- Daniel Mengden (Houston's H.S. in Texas)
              07- Tyler Marlette (Oviedo's H.S. in Florida)
              08- Elwin Soto (Brooklyn's H.S. in New York)
              09- Brandon Sedell (Cooper City's H.S. in Florida)
              10- Greg Bird (Aurora's H.S. in Colorado)
              11- Sean Trent (Maitland's H.S. in Florida)
              12- Daniel Schuknecht (Palm Desert's H.S. in California)
              13- Breshawn Kimbrell (Richardson's H.S in Texas)
              14- Sikes Orvis (Orlando's H.S. in Florida)
              15- Brandon Berry (San Diego's H.S. in California)

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              • #8
                College first baseman ranking:

                01- Ricky Oropesa (USC)
                02- Preston Tucker (Florida)
                03- Harold Riggins (North Carolina St)
                04- Taylor Ard (Washington St)
                05- Cody Stubbs (Walters St JC in Tennessee)
                06- Aaron Westlake (Vandervilt)
                07- Cam Sutzer (Oklahoma)
                08- Jordan Ribera (Fresno St in California)
                09- Austin Southall (Chipola Jc in Florida)
                10- Johnny Coy (Wichita St)

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                • #9
                  College Middle infielders rankings.

                  Ranking the colleges second baseman:

                  01- Kolten Wong (Hawaii)
                  02- Zack Mcphee (Arizona St)
                  03- Ryan Wright (Louisville)
                  04- Kevin Medrano (Missouri St)
                  05- Matt Jensen ( California Poly)
                  06- Tyler Rathmatulla (UCLA)
                  07- Cory Spangenberg (Indian River JC in Florida)
                  08- Jordan Etier (Texas)
                  09- Peter Mooney (South Carolina)
                  10- Tyler Wrenn (Tampa U)


                  Ranking the college SS:

                  01- Levi Michael (North Carolina)
                  02- Brad Miller (Clemson)
                  03- Taylor Featherston (TCU)
                  04- Austin Nola (LSU)
                  05- Joe Panik (St John U)
                  06- Brandon Loy (Texas)
                  07- Mike Ahmed (Connecticut)
                  08- Marcus Siemen (California)
                  09- Derek Dennis (Michigan)
                  10- KC Serma (Oregon)
                  11- Tyler Grimes (Wichita St)
                  12- Kelby Tomlinson (Texas Tech)
                  13- Logan Robbins (Western Kentucky)
                  14- Ryan Rua (Lake Erie U. in Ohio)
                  15- Kirk Singer (Long beach St)

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                  • #10
                    Hey Scaffolds, I imagine it might be too soon to know for sure, but are there any interesting local products in the Ryan Westmoreland mold that look to be upper-round picks in 2011?
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                    • #11
                      When you are saying local area, I assume you are talking about the New England area. Out of the H.S. ranks I have mentioned RHPs Tyler Beede, theres also Patrick Connaughton (out of Danvers) and John Magliozzi (out of Brookline) Adam Ravenelle a short stop out of Sudburry is the top possition area player, with John Midner out Newton being the top outfielder prospect at this time, but he is small. As far a high school outfielder in the Westmoreland mold, Derek "Bubba" Starling from kansas is a freak of a athlete (not question about it has all 5 tools) but like when Westmoreland came out of high school there are lots of qustions about signability, for now he is supposed to be going to Nebraska to play QB and baseball.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks scaffolds...yes, by local I meant New England products. I'll have to keep an eye out for those names in the local papers.
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                        • #13
                          The Red Sox are going to 4 out of the top 40 selections or 5 out of the top 81 or 6 out of the top 111 selections of this draft.
                          Last edited by scaffolds; 02-13-2011, 06:10 PM.

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                          • #14
                            High school middle infielders is one one of the hardest to scout(project) as like in football (QB) team puts their best athletes as middle infielders, but not all of the H.S. shortstops prosjects as a SS as profesional.

                            Ranking the H.S. middle infielders:

                            01- Francisco Lindor (Clermon't H.S. in Florida)
                            02- Phillip Evans (Carlsbad's H.S. in California)
                            03- Julius Gaines (Locust Grove's H.S. in Georgia)
                            04- Brandon Martin (Corona's H.S. in California)
                            05- Josh Tobias (Greensboro's H.S. in North Carolina)
                            06- Jake Hagar (Las Vegas H.S. in Nevada)
                            07- Tyler Greene (Just tranfered from Georgia to Florida)
                            08- Trevor Story (Irving's H.S. in Texas)
                            09- Christian lopez (Huntington Beach's H.S. in California)
                            10- Ricardo Jacquez (El Paso's H.S in Texas)
                            11- Austin Slater (Jacksonville's H.S. in Florida)
                            12- Patrick Leonard (Katy's H.S. in Texas)
                            13- Kevin Kramer (Turlock's H.S. in California)
                            14- TJ Costen (Virginia Beach's H. S. in Virginia)
                            15- Johnny Eierman (Warsow's H.S. in Missouri)
                            16- Mattew Dean (Highland Village's H.S. in Texas)
                            17- Gabriel Rosa (Rio Grande's H.S. in Puerto Rico)
                            18- Kyle Smith (West Palm Beach's H.S. in Florida)
                            19- Chris McFarland (Lufkin's H.S. in Texas)
                            20- Dante Flores (Bellflower's H.S. in California)
                            21- Nicholas Howard (Washington DC H.S.)
                            22- Brett Harrison (Henderson's H.S. in Nevada)
                            23- Drake Roberts (Old Washington H.S. in Texas)
                            24- Matt Troupe (West Hills H.S. in California)
                            25- Adam Ravenelle (Sudburry's H.S. in Massachussets)

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                            • #15
                              Today (Feb 18) is the start for division1 baseball.

                              College 3B rankings:

                              01- Anthony Rendon (Rice)
                              02- Harold Martinez (Miami U)
                              03- Jason Exposito (Vandervilt)
                              04- Travis Shaw (Kent St)
                              05- Tyler Bream (Liberty U)
                              06- B A Muth (Southern Mississippi)
                              07- Mark Ginther (Oklahoma St)
                              08- Steven Proscia (Virginia)
                              09- John Hinson (Clemson)
                              10- Matt Skole ( Georgia Tech)
                              11- Cody Asche (Nebraska)
                              12- Riccio Torrez (Arizona st)

                              H.S. Third baseman prospects rankings:

                              01- Travis Harrison (Alisio Viejo's H.S. in California)
                              02- Javier Baez ( Jacksonville's H.S. in Florida)
                              03- Dante Bichette (Maitland's H.S. in Florida)
                              04- Mattew dean (Colony's H.S. in Texas)
                              05- Hunter Cole (Roebuck's H.S. in South Carolina)
                              06- Connor Castellanos (Schrewport's H.S. in Louisiana)
                              07- Tyler Goedel ( Hillsborough's H.S. in California)
                              08- Alex Santana (Cape Coral's H.S. in Florida)
                              09- Taylor Sparks (Bellflower's H.S. in California)
                              10- Michael Resnick (Houston's H.S. in Texas)

                              05

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