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2008 Draft First Round Stats Update

Here’s a quick roundup of how the first rounders from a year ago:

1. Tampa Bay – Tim Beckham, SS, Griffin HS (GA): .291/.347/.418 in 182 ABs for low-A Bowling Green, 15 walks, 45 strikeouts, 1 steal in 7 attempts (!), struggling vs. lefties
2. Pittsburgh – Pedro Alvarez, 3B, Vanderbilt: .240/.344/.448 in 183 ABs for high-A Lynchburg, 31 walks, 54 strikeouts, much weaker vs. lefties
3. Kansas City – Eric Hosmer, 1B, American Heritage HS (FL): .265/.372/.398 for low-A Burlington, 29 walks, 45 strikeouts, struggling heavily vs. lefties
4. Baltimore – Brian Matusz, LHP, San Diego: 4-2, 2.16 ERA in 66.2 innings for high-A Frederick, 74 strikeouts, 21 walks, 56 hits, 5 home runs allowed, even splits
5. San Francisco – Buster Posey, C, Florida State: .307/.397/.508 in 199 ABs for high-A San Jose, 25 walks, 32 strikeouts, 5 steals in 5 attempts, mashing lefties
6. Florida – Kyle Skipworth, C, Patriot HS (CA): .184/.233/.331 in 136 ABs for low-A Greensboro, 9 walks, 54 strikeouts, dominated by lefties
7. Cincinnati – Yonder Alonso, 1B, Miami: .302/.378/.503 in 169 ABs for high-A Sarasota, 22 walks, 28 strikeouts; .250/.348/.400 in 20 ABs for double-A Carolina, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts, struggles vs. lefties
8. Chicago (AL) – Gordon Beckham, SS, Georgia: .299/.366/.497 in 147 ABs for double-A Birmingham, 14 walks, 24 strikeouts; .464/.448/.679 in 28 ABs for triple-A Charlotte, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts; 0-6 in majors
9. Washington – Aaron Crow, RHP, Missouri: DID NOT SIGN.
10. Houston – Jason Castro, C, Stanford: .295/.385/.505 in 200 ABs for high-A Lancaster, 28 walks, 40 strikeouts, a little weaker vs. lefties
11. Texas – Justin Smoak, 1B, South Carolina: .325/.444/.503 in 151 ABs for double-A Frisco, 32 walks, 30 strikeouts, struggles vs. lefties, currently on DL
12. Oakland – Jemile Weeks, 2B, Miami: .308/.372/.564 in 39 ABs for high-A Stockton, 4 walks, 9 strikeouts
13. St. Louis – Brett Wallace, 3B, Arizona State: .281/.403/.438 in 128 ABs for double-A Springfield, 18 walks, 34 strikeouts; .238/.270/.333 in 84 ABs for triple-A Memphis, 3 walks, 20 strikeouts
14. Minnesota – Aaron Hicks, OF, Wilson HS (CA): Has not played.
15. Los Angeles (NL) – Ethan Martin, RHP, Stephens County HS (GA): 3-3, 4.43 ERA in 44.2 innings for low-A Great Lakes, 54 strikeouts, 26 walks, 39 hits, 1 home run allowed, hit hard by lefties
16. Milwaukee – Brett Lawrie, 2B, Brookswood SS (BC): .261/.338/.477 in 176 ABs for low-A Wisconsin, 20 walks, 33 strikeouts, 11 steals in 18 attempts, mashing lefties
17. Toronto – David Cooper, 1B, California: .239/.316/.337 in 205 ABs for double-A New Hampshire, 23 walks, 43 strikeouts, weaker vs. lefties
18. New York (NL) – Ike Davis, 1B, Arizona State: .283/.367/.461 in 191 ABs for high-A St. Lucie, 26 walks, 49 strikeouts, dominated by lefties
19. Chicago (NL) – Andrew Cashner, RHP, TCU: 0-0, 1.75 ERA in 25.2 innings for high-A Daytona, 22 strikeouts, 10 walks, 21 hits, 0 home runs allowed, dominating lefties
20. Seattle – Josh Fields, RHP, Georgia: 2-0, 5.25 ERA in 12 innings for double-A West Tenn, 18 strikeouts, 11 walks, 8 hits, 1 home run allowed, even splits
21. Detroit – Ryan Perry, RHP, Arizona: 0-1, 3.27 ERA in 22 innings for Detroit (ML), 20 strikeouts, 19 walks, 13 hits, 1 home run allowed, dominates righties
22. New York (NL) – Reese Havens, SS, South Carolina: .228/.343/.413 in 167 ABs for high-A St. Lucie, 27 walks, 30 strikeouts, relatively even splits
23. San Diego – Allan Dykstra, 1B, Wake Forest: .200/.390/.339 in 165 ABs for low-A Ft. Wayne, 47 walks, 47 strikeouts, weaker vs. righties
24. Philadelphia – Anthony Hewitt, SS, Salisbury School (CT): Has not played.
25. Colorado – Christian Friedrich, LHP, Eastern Kentucky: 3-3, 2.18 ERA in 45.1 innings for low-A Asheville, 66 strikeouts, 15 walks, 35 hits, 2 home runs allowed; 0-0, 2.77 ERA in 13 innings for high-A Modesto, 14 strikeouts, 4 walks, 11 hits, 2 home runs allowed, dominates lefties
26. Arizona – Daniel Schlereth, LHP, Arizona: 0-0, 1.42 ERA in 19 innings for double-A Mobile, 21 strikeouts, 13 walks, 9 hits, 1 home run allowed, even splits; 0-1, 2.70 ERA in 3.1 innings for Arizona (ML), 4 strikeouts, 1 walk, 3 hits, 0 home runs allowed
27. Minnesota – Carlos Gutierrez, RHP, Miami: 2-3, 1.32 ERA in 54.2 innings for high-A Ft. Myers, 33 strikeouts, 22 walks, 37 hits, 1 home run allowed, relatively even splits, tons of ground balls
28. New York (AL) – Gerrit Cole, RHP, Orange Lutheran HS (CA): DID NOT SIGN.
29. Cleveland – Lonnie Chisenhall, SS, Pitt CC (NC): .303/.378/.527 in 201 ABs for high-A Kinston, 21 walks, 43 strikeouts, better vs. righties
30. Boston – Casey Kelly, RHP/SS, Sarasota HS (FL): 6-1, 1.12 ERA in 48.1 innings for low-A Greenville, 39 strikeouts, 9 walks, 32 hits, 0 home runs allowed; 0-1, 2.31 ERA in 11.2 innings for high-A Salem, 10 strikeouts, 1 walk, 9 hits, 1 home run allowed, relatively even splits

June 6, 2009 Posted by | Previous Drafts | 1 Comment

   

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