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On the Horizon

On the Horizon

I know that many of you are not really up on what prospects are where and how good they might be, so I thought that I would review out four major minor league affiliates and single out players that are currently major league prospects.  You need to remember that Blake DeWitt, Jamie Hoffman and Xavier (all 3 good prospects) are already on the roster, so I will not address them.  I have established a rating system, listed below the table, that rates what that players’ upside is.  Of course, most players won’t reach their upside, but I do have 7 players with an 8 or above who could became stars.   You just don’t know which ones will make it.

Position

AAA

AA

High-A

Low-A

1B

None

Mitchell -5/Perez – 6

Hererra  -5 (LF)

Gallagher – 7

2B

None

Abreu – 7

Gonzalez – 6

Pedroza – 7

SS

Hu-4

 

 

Gordon – 8

3B

None

Bell – 8

Baez – 7

 

LF

 

Lambo – 9

Mattingly – 4

 

CF

Rosario-6

 

Robinson – 7

Silverio – 5

RF

Repko -4

 

Van Slyke – 7

Kyle Russell -8

C

Ellis-6

 

Garabedian – 6

Delmonico – 7 Wallach -5

SP

McDonald – 6

Adkins – 6

Bastardo – 6

Miller -6

SP

Pinango – 4

Elbert – 7

Wall – 7

Martin – 8

SP

 

Castillo – 6

Johnson – 7

Evoldi – 7

SP

 

Lindblom – 8

Withrow – 7

Redding – 5

RP

McDonald-9

Garate – 7

 

Guerra – 8

 

 

Koss – 6

 

 

 

 

Rodriguez -5

 

 

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1-No Chance   4 – Below Average    5- Average   6 – Above Average   8 – Could be a Star   10 – Superstar

DODGERS ANNOUNCE ALL SELECTIONS FROM

2009 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT

 

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced all their selections from the 2009 First-Year Player Draft.

The Dodgers selected 51 players in 50 rounds, including 21 pitchers and 29 position players.  Of the 21 pitchers, eight are left-handers and 13 are right-handers.  Los Angeles selected five catchers, nine outfielders, and 15 infielders.

Some notable selections: 

The Boston Red Sox drafted in the 39th round Harvard-Westlake School’s outfielder Gavin McCourt, son of Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt and Chief Executive Officer Jamie McCourt. 

The Dodgers drafted in the 40th round left-handed pitcher Ryan Christenson, whose father Gary pitched for the Kansas City Royals from 1979-80.  Christenson attends South Mountain Community College in Phoenix.

The Dodgers also drafted in the 46th round infielder Cooper Smith, son of Dodgers South Texas Area Scout Chris Smith.  He attended Second Baptist School in Houston. 

The Dodgers, in the 50th round, selected infielder David Garcia, son of Dodgers Minor League Coordinator Adriana Urzula.   Garcia is a product of Kennedy High School in Granada Hills.

The list of Dodgers draft picks:

Rd./Pick

Name

Pos.

DOB

B-T

Ht./Wt.

School

Scout

Sand./36

Aaron Miller

LHP

9/18/87

L-L

6-3/220

Baylor University (TX)

Chris Smith

2/56

Blake Smith

OF

12/9/87

L-R

6-2/225

UC – Berkley

Fred Costello

2/65

Garrett Gould

RHP

7/19/91

R-R

6-4/190

Maize High School (KS)

Scott Litte

3/96

Brett Wallach

RHP

12/2/88

R-R

6-2/180

Orange Coast College (CA)

Brian Stephenson

4/127

Mario Songco

OF

9/9/88

L-R

6-0/190

Loyola Marymount University

Bobby Darwin

5/157

Jeremy Wise

C

6/2/86

R-R

6-1/207

University of Oklahoma

Calvin Jones

6/187

Jan Vazquez

C

4/29/91

S-R

5-10/170

Puerto Rico Baseball Academy

Manny Estrada

7/217

Brandon Martinez

RHP

11/25/90

R-R

6-4/150

Fowler (CA) High School

Fred Costello

8/247

John Garcia

OF

11/11/91

R-R

5-11/175

Luis Munoz Marin High School

Manny Estrada

9/277

Bryant Hernandez

SS

3/4/88

R-R

5-8/170

University of Oklahoma

Calvin Jones

10/307

Andy Suiter

LHP

6/10/87

L-L

6-3/210

UC – Davis

Fred Costello

11/337

Connor Powers

1B

12/31/87

R-R

6-3/230

Mississippi State University

Dennis Moeller

12/367

Brian Cavazos-Galvez

OF

5/17/87

R-R

6-0/215

University of New Mexico

Calvin Jones

13/397

Joe Paxton

RHP

7/28/86

R-R

6-4/250

Western Kentucky University

Marty Lamb

14/427

Casio Grider

SS

8/17/87

R-R

6-1/165

Newberry College (SC)

Lon Joyce

15/457

Jeff Hunt

3B

2/13/91

L-R

6-2/185

St. Benedictine High School (ON)

Manny Estrada

16/487

Mike Pericht

C

5/23/88

R-R

6-5/235

St. Joseph’s College (IN)

Chet Sergo

17/517

Stephen Ames

RHP

3/15/88

R-R

6-2/205

Gonzaga University (WA)

Hank Jones

18/547

Greg Wilborn

LHP

6/3/87

L-L

6-1/170

Univ. of Louisiana – Lafayette

Matt Paul

19/577

Nick Akins

OF

12/25/87

R-R

6-1/190

Vanguard University (CA)

Brian Stephenson

20/607

Frederick Palo

RHP

11/30/90

R-R

6-4/217

Houston High School

Marty Lamb

21/637

Chris Henderson

3B

6/23/88

L-R

5-11/190

George Mason University (VA)

Clair Rierson

22/667

Stetson Banks

OF

1/14/88

R-R

6-1/185

BYU

Brian Stephenson

23/697

Jimmy Marshall

RHP

4/13/87

R-R

6-1/210

Florida State University

Scott Hennessey

24/727

ChadKettler

SS

9/24/90

S-R

6-1/192

Coppell (TX) High School

Calvin Jones

25/757

Richard Shaffer

3B

3/15/91

R-R

6-3/195

Providence (NC) High School

Lon Joyce

26/787

Alex McRee

LHP

6/18/88

R-L

6-7/240

University of Georgia

Lon Joyce

27/817

Chris Johnson

LHP

12/7/90

L-L

6-3/220

Cocoa Beach (FL) High School

Scott Hennessey

28/847

John Hernandez

RHP

6/21/87

R-R

6-1/200

Barry University (FL)

Manny Estrada

29/877

RaShawn Payne

2B

7/13/89

R-R

6-1/195

Middle Georgia College

Scott Hennessey

30/907

Nick Gaudi

RHP

8/2/86

R-R

6-5/215

Pepperdine University (CA)

Chuck Crim

31/937

Austin King

OF

12/1/88

R-R

6-2/205

Jackson State CC (TN)

Marty Lamb

32/967

Paul Miller

LHP

10/18/86

L-L

6-2/205

The Masters College (CA)

Chuck Crim

33/997

Steve Cilladi

C

3/15/87

R-R

5-9/182

Kansas Wesleyan University

Scott Little

34/1027

Justin Dignelli

RHP

2/26/87

R-R

6-4/220

George Washington Univ. (DC)

Clair Rierson

35/1057

David Iden

2B

3/4/87

R-R

5-9/170

California Lutheran University

Chuck Crim

36/1087

Kevin Childs

RHP

4/21/87

R-R

6-3/195

Culver-Stockton College (CA)

Scott Little

37/1117

Joel Effertz

RHP

9/27/90

R-R

6-3/240

Ladysmith (WI) High School

Chet Sergo

38/1147

Jon Pellant

2B

7/13/90

L-R

5-10/170

Corona Del Sol High School (AZ)

Brian Stephenson

39/1177

Ryan Hander

RHP

8/1/90

R-R

6-3/175

Lincoln High School (CA)

Chet Sergo

40/1207

Ryan Christenson

LHP

1/11/89

L-L

6-1/185

South Mountain CC (AZ)

Brian Stephenson

41/1237

Chris Handke

RHP

3/19/88

R-R

6-10/235

Cornell College (NY)

Scott Little

42/1267

Tony Renda

SS

1/24/91

R-R

5-10/170

Junipero Serra High School (CA)

Fred Costello

43/1297

ChadFortenberry

C

5/4/90

R-R

5-9/210

Northshore High School (CA)

Matt Paul

44/1327

Robert Orlan

LHP

9/28/90

R-L

6-0/190

Deep Run High School (VA)

Clair Rierson

45/1357

Steve Piscotty

SS

1/14/91

R-R

6-3/185

Amador Valley High School (CA)

Fred Costello

46/1387

Cooper Smith

2B

6/25/90

R-R

5-11/180

Second Baptist School (TX)

Chris Smith

47/1417

Cole Pembroke

OF

4/2/91

R-R

6-0/200

Desert Vista High School (AZ)

Brian Stephenson

48/1447

Travis Burnside

OF

11/28/90

R-R

6-3/184

Laurens District 55 HS (SC)

Lon Joyce

49/1477

Christian Walker

3B

3/28/91

R-R

6-2/225

Kennedy-Kenrick Catholic HS (PA)

Clair Rierson

50/1507

David Garcia

SS

8/9/91

R-R

6-0/140

Kennedy High School (CA)

Chuck Crim

 

 

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8 Responses to “On the Horizon”

  1. CaptainLoose says:

    How come the other thread just stopped? It was really heating up.

    Roger posted some excellent stats that tell exactly why a young guy should learn to pitch in the minor leagues.

    "We could have secured about half of those pitchers with ERA's below Kershaw, such as Jon Garland, but would that make us better?"

    Maybe, maybe not. But that isn't the point. The point is to help Kershaw get better. He is throwing too many pitches and not really helping the team out. We need a veteran 4.5 ERA guy to eat up some innings and keep us in games. Kershaw, at age 21, in my opinion should be throwing no more than 90 pitches each time out and learning how to put 60 of those in the strike zone. If we were doing that, he could be strong enough, and maybe sharp enough, to help us down the stretch. We'll see where this goes, but 3,200 pitches for a kid that throws that hard may wear him out before the end of the year.

  2. Mark_Timmons says:

    OK, I opened it back up and go see the stat that I am about to post!

  3. 4everblue says:

    So the 2 McDonald at AAA means he has no future as a starter but could be a great reliever??? Thats also my thought…

  4. CaptainLoose says:

    I can't seem to post on the Kershaw thread. Something about a repeated "connection error".

    Anybody watching this Laker/Magic game? I think the refs have a directive from the NBA office to make sure this series goes 7.

  5. Blue Haze says:

    Lakers!!! No it ain't going seven, more likely 5.

    Tony Jackson: Was it something I said? (if not, it should have been).

    Lakers!!!

  6. jerry says:

    i agree..kershaw should go back to the minors….i said it about a month ago…they learn to pitch in the minor and in high school.., not i the bigs.plus i think he need some other pitch…something that sinks a little..,, his curve ball is great when he can get it over ..but most the time he misses.

  7. lawdog says:

    Elbert deserves at least an 8. Probably a 9. He's got better stuff than McDonald and he's left handed.

  8. lawdog says:

    Lakers in 6.

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