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MLB Bonus Baby League Draft – Fourth Round

The fourth round of the dynasty league draft is done, and here are the results. I continue to draft for the Rangers (in bold for this round):

91. Washington Nationals – Stefan Sabol, C, Aliso Niguel HS (CA), 2010
92. Los Angeles Angels – Taijuan Walker, RHP, Yucaipa HS (CA), 2010
93. Baltimore Orioles – Brandon Workman, RHP, Texas, 2010
94. Detroit Tigers – Victor Sanchez, 3B, San Diego, 2010
95. Cincinnati Reds – Brett Eibner, OF, Arkansas, 2010
96. Oakland Athletics – Kevin Gausman, RHP, Grandview HS (CO), 2010
97. New York Mets – Jake Marisnick, OF, Toronto Blue Jays, 2009
98. Houston Astros – Chevez Clarke, OF, Marietta HS (GA), 2010
99. Texas Rangers – J.R. Murphy, C, New York Yankees, 2009
100. Oakland Athletics – Danny Hultzen, LHP, Virginia, 2011
101. Toronto Blue Jays – Alex Wilson, RHP, Boston Red Sox, 2009
102. Cincinnati Reds – Sam Dyson, RHP, South Carolina, 2010
103. Texas Rangers – Jesse Hahn, RHP, Virginia Tech, 2010
104. Oakland Athletics – B.A. Vollmuth, SS, Southern Miss, 2011
105. Chicago Cubs – Preston Tucker, 1B, Florida, 2011
106. Pittsburgh Pirates – Madison Younginer, RHP, Boston Red Sox, 2009
107. Seattle Mariners – Brody Colvin, RHP, Philadelphia Phillies, 2009
108. Detroit Tigers – Josh Osich, LHP, Oregon State, 2010
109. Texas Rangers – Travis Harrison, 3B, Tustin HS (CA), 2011
110. Minnesota Twins – Keyvius Sampson, RHP, San Diego Padres, 2009
111. Texas Rangers – Taylor Jungmann, RHP, Texas, 2011
112. Florida Marlins – Robert Stock, C, St. Louis Cardinals, 2009
113. Minnesota Twins – Nolan Arenado, 3B, Colorado Rockies, 2009
114. St. Louis Cardinals – Todd Glaesmann, OF, Tampa Bay Rays, 2009
115. Colorado Rockies – Billy Hamilton, SS, Cincinnati Reds, 2009
116. Philadelphia Phillies – A.J. Morris, RHP, Washington Nationals, 2009
117. Texas Rangers – DeAndre Smelter, RHP, Tattnall Square Academy (GA), 2010
118. Washington Nationals – Michael Ohlman, C, Baltimore Orioles, 2009
119. Texas Rangers – Rob Brantly, C, UC Riverside, 2010
120. New York Yankees – A.J. Vanegas, RHP, Redwood Christian HS (CA), 2010

I had six targets coming into the round and got all six.


November 14, 2009 - Posted by | Dynasty League


  1. Good work on Travis Harrison there. What do you see in DeAndre Smelter? He’s mostly just an arm-strength guy for me.

    Comment by Jesse Burkhart | November 17, 2009 | Reply

    • Yeah, I just love the arm strength and lack of a strong commitment. He’ll be in pro ball a year from now. With a special arm, he might be a shutdown closer or possible #2 or 3 with time. The chances aren’t high, but with the volume of picks I have, I want to go with high-ceiling guys.

      Comment by andyseiler | November 17, 2009 | Reply

      • Andy you got a couple total steals here, Harrison is one of the best pure hitters in the ’11 class and Smelter has a ton of raw ability and could be special if he puts everything together, also I forget who took him but Taillon was a great pick as late as he went as well.

        Comment by John P | November 18, 2009

      • Whoops meant Covey not Taillon as a sleeper, although I think Taillon was a good pick among the first 15.

        Comment by John P | November 18, 2009

  2. Any spots available regarding the dynasty league?

    Comment by SG | November 18, 2009 | Reply

    • Not at the moment. If you want to email me at mlbbonusbaby at gmail dot com, I can put you as the first on the waiting list.

      Comment by andyseiler | November 19, 2009 | Reply

  3. As a point of interest, it seems you really favor drafting guys who are farther out, and therefore carry much more risk. 5/6 players you chose are from next year’s draft, and one is from 2011. Don’t you think that you need to balance your approach and tamp down some of the picks to reflect guys who are more mature and perhaps, drafted in 2009? Your strategy could end up with you holding a lot of empty cups come 2011…and even less that are worth trading for if your team ends up contending and you want to swing a deadline deal to push you over the top..but just an observation

    Comment by Roger | November 18, 2009 | Reply

    • I’m purposefully shooting always for the high-upside guys, regardless of draft year. Since I have more of a knowledge advantage for 2010 and 2011, I use that to pull guys that should go higher in lower rounds. The reason I’m really taking advantage of this is that I’ve started out with a top five farm system as it is. I have Neftali Feliz, Martin Perez, Justin Smoak, etc. from the Rangers’ system, so I decided to really shoot for a very large number of high-ceiling players.

      My plan is working very well so far. I’ve got a number of picks left, too. I think I’ll end up with either the top draft in terms of pure talent or in the top three. The A’s and Reds are giving me a run for my money right now.

      Comment by andyseiler | November 19, 2009 | Reply

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