Aaron Crow is our top pick. hopefully he signs quickly and gets some innings.
Topeka Capitol Journal interview with Kevin Goldstein about Crow:
"He's not going to get past 7 or 8"--Goldstein
The Yankees drafted center fielder Slade Heathcott, with the 29th pick in today's draft. He's a high school center fielder out of Texas HS in Texarkana, Texas.
Here's what Baseball America has to say about the Yankees no. 1 pick:
Heathcott is an enigma for scouts. He's a legitimate second-round talent as both an outfielder and a lefthanded pitcher, but he has DHed for most of the spring. He was out until mid-March recovering from November surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, then jammed his throwing shoulder diving for a fly ball in his second game back. When healthy, he's an athletic outfielder with five-tool potential. He swings a quick bat from the left side and has strength and power in his 6-foot-1, 190-pound frame. He earns plus grades for his hitting and his speed, and he has good range and above-average arm strength in the outfield. Heathcott was selected for the Aflac All-American Game last summer as a pitcher, and some clubs like him more as a lefty with an 88-92 mph fastball that touches 94 and a promising curveball. There's effort in his delivery because he approaches pitching like he does everything else: full speed ahead. Heathcott hasn't pitched this spring because of the shoulder injury, however. His makeup also is a concern for several clubs, so it's uncertain where he'll fit in the draft. He's committed to Louisiana State.Here's what MLB.com has on Heathcott.
With the eleventh overall selection, the Colorado Rockies surprised everybody and selected left handed prep star Tyler Matzek out of Capistrano Valley High School in California. Matzek has as high a ceiling as any high schooler in the draft and scared several teams off by making overtures that he wanted precedent setting money. He has a four pitch selection with a high nineties fastball. Matzek will have to be signed out of his commitment to Oregon University. I'll update this post with more info as it comes along.
Matzek was special down the stretch in the California sectional playoffs, hitting as high as 97 or 98 mph late in the season. He definitely had the highest ceiling left on the board; I'd be excited if I were a Rockies fan.
I practically begged the Rockies to take a chance with a high upside kid, ignoring potential contract demands. Not that they would ever listen to me, but the Rockies did just that, taking Tyler Matzek with the 11th pick overall.
This is a franchise type of pitcher, a talent with real #1 type of potential, the Rockies have gone out on a welcome limb here and the negotiations of whether they sign him over the next couple of months could have much impact on the direction of the franchise in coming seasons.
With the 15th overall selection of the first round of the 2009 MLB Draft, the Cleveland Indians have selected RHP Alex White, UNC.
6'3" 200, B/T: R/R
Previously Drafted: Dodgers, 14th Round in 2006
Pitches: Fastball, Slider, Changeup, Curve
2009 Season W/UNC: 8-4, 4.13 ERA, 15 GS, 98 IP, 109 K
The word is his fastball and slider are plus pitches while the other two he doesn't really rely on, but they have the potential of developing. I was hoping we'd take Tanner Scheppers, I mean, what's he going to do? Go back to Independent League pitching again? Signability couldn't have been that big of a problem with him when it came down to it. However, White sounds like a good pick and I'm all for it.
Links on Alex White
MLB.com Scouting Report
North Carolina Bio
Indians Prospect Insider Post
Scouting Report From Metal Bat
College Baseball Blog YouTube Video
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We really have to work out if we're doing the first bump or the high five.
The ace of the staff takes the hill tonight. We need some innings out of him, as I'm sure the bullpen is tired after 18 innings last night. Speaking of tired, hitters can also get tired after 15 innings.
Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009, 7:10 PM EDT
Partly cloudy. Game time temperature around 90.
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Mostly cloudy. Game time temperature around 60.
The red-hot Colorado Rockies (25-32) travel to Milwaukee to take on the Brewers (33-24) tonight at 6:05 MT at Miller Park. The Rockies, winners of five straight, are coming off a sweep in St. Louis that saw them outscore the Cards 33-9. Because of the hot streak, the Rox have made their way out of the NL West cellar for the time being. Let's hope they keep burning for us tonight; if Jason "the Road Warrior" Hammel continues his mastery away from Coors Field, I like their chances - especially with Chris Iannetta being back in the lineup!
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Game Fifty-Five: Cubs (28-26) vs. Astros (25-30)
Game Time - 7:05pm C.T.
Coverage - TV: Comcast Sports Net - Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187
Location - Minute Maid Park, Houston
Ted Lilly (6-4, 3.28/1.08) vs. Brian Moehler (2-3, 6.37/1.61)
The Cubs will get back to work tonight against a hot Houston Astros' team. While the Cubs have won six of their last 10, the Astros have posted a victory in seven of their last 10...the Cubs lead the season series with the Astros, 5-2. Due to the always-questionable MLB schedule, the Cubs open their last series of the season in Houston tonight...on June 9. The Cubs have seven more games, all at Wrigley, against the Astros this year.
Lou Piniella's crew has found a way to win three of the last four and seven of their last 11 despite playing not-so-good baseball. The Cubs are 3-2 on their current eight-game road trip with three left before heading home to start their Interleague schedule on Friday against the Twins.
After pinch-hitting twice over the weekend in Cincinnati, Milton Bradley is expected back in the Cubs starting lineup tonight. Bradley's season must start at game number 55. Bradley has been talked about in recent weeks as being the worst signing of the off-season and has shown signs of starting to hit the ball. It is time for Mr. Bradley to quit looking around and start hitting the ball...and most importantly, producing runs.
Tonight is a rematch of the third game of the year...Ted Lilly against Brian Moehler. Lilly served up four home runs that night but the Cubs roughed up Moehler in less than two innings. But that was then and this is now and tonight it all starts with Ted Lilly.