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2009 Amateur Draft Mock #6 Supplemental Round

Here’s the continuation of my mock from early in the week, listed at the bottom of the page:

33. Seattle – Mike Minor, LHP, Vanderbilt – Minor’s really turned it on as of late, but this was mocked before his performance late this week.  He’ll be in the first round mock next week, probably somewhere in the twenties.  BA has him as a second round talent, but there are whispers of him going #3 to the Padres.  Weird.  Previously: #31.
34. Colorado – AJ Pollock, OF, Notre Dame – I think the Rockies would be thrilled to get Pollock here, as he could easily go to a team late in the first round.  He’s one of the more physically talented college position players available, and this would be a coup.  Previously: #32.
35. Arizona –Tyler Skaggs, LHP, Santa Monica HS (CA) – I’ve been connecting Skaggs to the Diamondbacks from time-to-time since the beginning of the season.  Skaggs’ stock has been up and down over the course of the year, and he got hurt at the wrong time.  Good news for Arizona. Previously: #26.
36. Los Angeles (NL) – Matt Hobgood, RHP, Norco HS (CA) – Hobgood’s gotten some consideration as high as the late teens, but he’s gone through a bit of a rough patch late in the season.  He’s still a high draft pick, and I’m sure the Dodgers would swipe him if given the opportunity.  Previously: #27.
37. Toronto – Everett Williams, OF, McCallum HS (TX) – I’ve been hearing very good things about Williams this Spring, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him ten picks higher.  However, in this scenario, Toronto gets to add another athletic prep player after getting Kenny Wilson a year ago.  Previously: #35.
38. Chicago (AL) – Billy Bullock, RHP, Florida – Surprisingly, Jason Churchill’s sources have Bullock as the best pure reliever in the draft, even above Drew Storen.  I don’t think that’s the case league-wide, but Bullock’s definitely risen this Spring.  Interesting fit here.  Previously: #45.
39. Milwaukee – Tommy Joseph, C, Horizon HS (AZ) – Milwaukee’s a bit hard to predict, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see them in on catchers after watching a few teams prosper from having a surplus.  Joseph’s got a huge bat, and if he sticks at catcher, he could be a plus ML catcher long-term.  Previously: #30.
40. Los Angeles (AL) – Matt Davidson, 3B, Yucaipa HS (CA) – Davidson’s still got that monstrous power, and I’m sure the Angels have been watching him this Spring.  He’s not really a true first rounder, mainly due to his questionable range at third, but this is a solid pick.  Previously: #33.
41. Arizona – Mychal Givens, SS/RHP, Plant HS (FL) – I’m starting to slowly be convinced that Mychal Givens is a shortstop and that teams believe in his bat.  Because I don’t. However, a team like Arizona that wants to rebuild their system could easily take a chance on him as a boom or bust prospect.  Previously: #36.
42. Los Angeles (AL) – Madison Younginer, RHP, Mauldin HS (SC) – Younginer could be anywhere in the first 75 picks. Used as a reliever this Spring, there have been lots of comparisons to Jordan Lyles, a prospect who jumped up the boards with private workouts a year ago.  Could happen again.  Previously: #29.
43. Cincinnati –Brett Jackson, OF, California – Maybe I got too much out of Jackson’s huge strikeout numbers this Spring, as teams are still on him as a  huge-upside college outfielder.  The Reds normally go for these type of guys, and Jackson’s similar in a few ways to Drew Stubbs.  Previously: #59.
44. Texas – Sam Dyson, RHP, South Carolina – Dyson’s been up and down a dozen times this Spring, but it’s tough to beat his arm strength at the collegiate level.  Only Steven Strasburg can bring better heat.  The question is whether he fits as a starter or reliever.  Previously: #56.
45. Arizona – Brad Boxberger, RHP, USC – I made this connection earlier on this Spring, and I’ve come back around to it.  Boxberger makes a ton of sense for a team on a budget in the supplemental first round.  He’s got a good assortment of pitches and should be signable.  Previously: #47.
46. Minnesota – Joe Kelly, RHP, UC Riverside – Kelly’s still got the best arm strength of the pure college relievers, and I think he’ll be part of a run on relievers in the supplemental first to second round.  The Twins find value in odd places.  Previously: #44.
47. Milwaukee – Brody Colvin, RHP, St. Thomas More HS (LA) – Colvin’s got a first round arm, but isn’t as refined as one would hope a first rounder would be.  As a result, he’s a supplemental first rounder to me.  The Brewers should be interested in some high upside arms.  Previously: #52.
48. Los Angeles (AL) – Aaron Miller, LHP, Baylor – I’ve decided to never again refer to Miller as a hitter, only thinking of him as a lefty collegiate pitcher.  He’s risen up draft boards this Spring, and with Brooks Raley’s late season collapse, Miller might have secured the top spot for collegiate two-way players.  Previously: #67.
49. Pittsburgh – Josh Phegley, C, Indiana – Signability is a huge part in a draft, and if the Pirates do get Jacob Turner with their first pick, then I don’t doubt that this pick will be on the cheap end.  Phegley’s catching skills are in question, but he’s got a good bat with moderate power.  Previously: #50.

The usual disclaimer: writeups on draft status going into the draft were a mixture of BA and PG unless otherwise noted.  Go to their sites for draft coverage.  They’re awesome.

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May 23, 2009 - Posted by | Mock Draft

2 Comments »

  1. Love the site: Who do you see the Nats taking at #50 in this scenario?

    Comment by Cjrugger | May 28, 2009 | Reply

  2. Completely disagree about Aaron Miller. His future is as an OF. And he’s got a ton of potential once he just focuses on hitting.

    Comment by MPB | May 31, 2009 | Reply


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