The draft starts at noon today. I will be updating this post as the picks happen with information on each player we take. I will start a new topic for rounds 11-20 when we get there.

Round 2 selection: Gabriel Rosa – CF – Colegio Hector Urdaneta

Vitals

  • Born: 7/2/93
  • B/T: R/R
  • Height: 6′ 4″
  • Weight: 185 lbs

Scouting Report

He has some good speed and range. He is said to have some good power potential, but is still considered a bit raw. He was considered the top hitter from Puerto Rico this year.

Scouting Video

Round 3 selection: Anthony Cingrani – LHP – Rice

Vitals

  • Born: 7/5/89
  • B/T: L/L
  • Height: 6′ 5″
  • Weight: 205 lbs

Scouting Report

Fastball: Has touched 98, but works 93-95 MPH.

Curveball/Slider: Not sure how good it is at this point, but he throws it in the low 80’s.

Mechanics: The arm action is a bit funky, which you can see in the video below. But here is a quote from the Houston Chronicle from May this season (video from March 2010):

The Owls had Cingrani pitch in a summer league to work on his mechanics, and the process continued when he returned last fall. One day during the offseason, Pierce had Cingrani shorten his delivery with a more compact motion as they played catch on the concourse at Reckling Park. At the same time they also worked on another glitch — this one discovered by head coach Wayne Graham — that called for Cingrani to quicken his arm action in sync with his leg lift. The results: better control (10 walks in 50 innings) and increased velocity (from 86 mph last season to consistently reaching 90 to 94).

College Stats

era w-l sv ip h bb so
2011 1.74 4-2 12 57 47 10 66

Scouting Video

Round 4 selection: Kyle McMyne – RHP – Villanova

Vitals

  • Born: 10/18/89
  • B/T: R/R
  • Height: 5′ 11″
  • Weight: 220 lbs

Scouting Report

Fastball: Works 92-94 and touches 96 MPH.

Slider: Works in the low 80’s with above average potential.

Curveball: Works in the mid to high 70’s and has some 12-6 break to it but is more of a get me over pitch.

Change up: Doesn’t use it much and is something he must work on.

College Stats

Year ERA W-L App GS SV IP H BB SO
2009 10.48 1-2 14 1 1 22.1 26 21 18
2010 6.25 6-6 15 13 1 67.2 86 25 66
2011 4.75 4-8 14 14 0 77.2 77 49 94
TOTAL 6.12 11-16 43 28 2 167.2 189 95 178

Scouting Video

Round 5 selection: Ryan Wright – 2B – Louisville

Vitals

  • Born: 12/3/89
  • B/T: R/R
  • Height: 6′ 1″
  • Weight: 195 lbs

College Stats

year ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi avg ob% slg% bb so sb-att
2011 234 49 81 15 4 12 52 0.346 0.426 0.598 33 32 16-18

Scouting Video

Round 6 selection: Sean Buckley – 3B – St Petersburg JC

Son of Chris Buckley.

Vitals

  • Born: 9/3/89
  • B/T: R/R
  • Height: 6′ 4″
  • Weight: 220 lbs

Scouting Report

Said to have very good power potential and a little bit of speed.

College Stats

AB H 2B 3B HR Runs RBI BA OBP SLG
196 71 18 5 10 43 52 0.362 0.424 0.658

7th round selection: James Allen – RHP – Kansas State

Vitals

  • Born: 11/20/89
  • B/T: R/R
  • Height: 6′ 0″
  • Weight: 197 lbs

Scouting Report

Fastball: Works in the 88-92 MPH range with very good sinking action.

Slider: Solid secondary pitch.

College Stats

Year era w-l sv ip h bb so
2011 1.35 3-1 17 40 25 11 45

8th round selection: Jon Matthews – CF – St Petersburg JC

Vitals

  • Born: 4/6/91
  • B/T: R/R
  • Height: 6′ 3″
  • Weight: 205 lbs

Scouting Report

Has a strong arm and very good speed in center. PerfectGame says he has a big upside.

College Stats

AB H 2B 3B HR Runs RBI BA OBP SLG
186 64 15 4 6 46 40 0.344 0.416 0.565

9th round selection: Cole Green – RHP – Texas

Vitals

  • Born: 5/4/89
  • B/T: R/R
  • Height: 6′ 0″
  • Weight: 220 lbs

Scouting Report

Fastball: Works in the 89-91 MPH range with good control.

Slider: Average pitch that is his best secondary pitch.

Change up: A solid pitch that he can use.

College Stats

Age W L ERA IP H HR BB SO
19 3 7 5.28 58 67 1 24 44
20 5 3 3.34 110.1 98 12 34 85
21 11 2 2.74 111.2 88 8 27 75
22 7 3 3.12 98 78 6 18 98

10th round selection: Ronald (Brooks) Pinckard – RHP – Baylor

Vitals

  • Born: 8/15/88
  • B/T: L/R
  • Height: 6′ 1″
  • Weight: 190 lbs

Scouting Report

Fastball: Worked 92-95 with sink. Has been clocked at 96.

College Stats

era w-l sv ip h bb so
3.57 5-3 3 58 47 31 43