The Best of the Rest
Well, a few surprises here. A few that didn’t get drafted and a few that did. Scouts see different things than do the fans. Anyway here they are and now, who signs and who returns for another year of seasoning? That’s stuff for a future post.
Aaron Arruda, 1B, Fresno State
12th round with the 351st pick by the Athletics.
Good power hitter. Dingers always wanted.
Jared Adkins, OF, Fresno State
13th round with the 376th pick by the Twins.
Fred Schlichtholz, LHP, Fresno State
13th round with the 378th pick by the Padres
Rickey Ramirez, RHP, Fresno State
15th round with the 436th pick by the Twins
Payton Squier, OF, UNLV
16th round with the 471st pick by the Athletics
Alan Trejo, SS, SDSU
16thth round with the 476th pick by the Rockies
Tyler Stevens, RHP, New Mexico
18th round with the 535th pick by the Angels
Carl Stajduhar, 3B, New Mexico
18th round with the 547th pick by the Mets
One of my favorites and surprised he went so low. He has a decision to make as he’s a junior.
Ernie De La Trinidad, OF, UNLV
19th round with the 562nd pick by the Diamondbacks
Josh Nashed, RHP, San Jose State
19th round with the 582nd pick by the Indians
Never showed me a lot but had some flashes which the scouts figured was worth a shot.
Jordan Pearce, 3B, Nevada
21st round with the 635th pick by the Tigers
Matt Brown, RHP, San Jose State
27th round with the 816th pick by the Giants
I’d heard that he was probably going to sign and, who wouldn’t, as he was drafted by the home town team and the Spartans play in the San Jose Giants park. Doesn’t have far to go if they send him to high A. Unimpressive numbers on an unimpressive team but the opposition BA was .227 which ain’t bad.
Justin Bridgman, SS, Nevada
28th round with the 829th pick by the Rays
CJ Saylor, RHP, SDSU
28th round with the 844th pick by the Cardinals
A surprise to me being so low but he’s a senior. He might have gone higher as a junior.
Ryan Dobson, OF, Fresno State
30th round with the 892nd pick by the Diamondbacks
Austin Guibor, OF, Fresno State
30th round with the 913th pick by the Nationals
Jesse Medrano, 3B, Fresno State
31st round with the 928th pick by the Pirates
Tyler Adkison, OF, San Diego State
32nd round with the 970th pick by the Dodgers.
I thought he’d go a bit higher with his power.
Justin Jones, 2B, UNLV
34th round with the 1011th pick by the Athletics
Marcus Reyes, LHP, San Diego State
38th round with the 1149th pick by the Blue Jays
Wow, forty rounds and my eyes glaze over after the first ten. Here are what I consider surprises. First up has to be the shear number from Fresno State. I know Bulldog fans will have comments about that and I don’t want to get into it. San Diego State’s going so low. Same with New Mexico’s Carl Stajduhar. I feel he’s a stud and should thumb his nose at the draft and come back next year and kill MWC pitching. Maybe it was his fielding.
Anyway, enough comments. Now the coaches have to worry about who’s coming back. Of course, drafted seniors are gone in any event. It’s the juniors that worry them the most. I have always felt that a junior should go in the top ten rounds because the money is so good. The lower rounds? Not so much. On the other hand juniors in the lower rounds have a tough decision; can they improve their stats for their senior year that they get a substantially higher pick slot? Good if they do but they no longer have the leverage that another year of college ball to use. Anyway, it’s a tough decision and just the allure of pro ball is enough to sway them. Then there is the living in busses.