Here is the best of the rest , there are a few diamonds and some lumps of coal. Christmas time in Wrigleyville is so Special!!! Many players grinched their ownwers and refused to sign . And as always a few scrooged some extra cash. One interesting note: Not one Catcher was taken in the first round
Chris Dawley signed with Indianapolis for a 2.41 mil bonus. This southpaw from British Columbia has great Stamina, Control, Velocity and flyball ratio. Add good splits and two good pitches and you have a solid rotation pitcher. Nice Pick!!!
Mickey (do not drop ) Harville signed with the Highlanders for 2.32 Mil . Harville has great Stamina , Control , Splits and Fastball. With two other good pitches he could be a good one . But with a Health rating in the 30's he will be on the DL to much. Good pick if he stays healthy ,but i doubt it.
Clayton (Mr Perfect) Bragg signed with the Trenton Tripods for 3.66 mil. That bonus was the high for the second half of the draft. When Bragg was asked why he held out for more cash he replied. "Man when your this beautiful you don't give it away" . Well I can see boehnerm is going to have his hands ful with this brash young lefty. Mr Perfect has Great Stamina ,Perfect Control, and a Smoking Fastball .Add good splits with three more O.K pitches and he should be a pretty good pitch. My one concern is a little low Health rating so boehnerm may want to watch his innings pitched for a few seasons. Great pick for 21.
Dan (the Man) Hamilton signed with the Nashville Posse for a 1.75 mil bonus. This strong armed closer has a smoking fastball and a killer slider . His splits and control are a little low but with great health and makeup he will get his shot at the Bigs. Good Pick!!!
This Texas lefty signed with the Toyotas for a bonus of 1.66 mil . Shawn Terry will be a solid in pitcher friendly Tacoma. With Great Stamina , Control and good splits he will be in the Majors in a few seasons. having only one good pitch is the only thing holding him back. Good Pick
Elston (Butt Crack) Uggla was signed by the Moose for a bonus of 1.47 mil. Uggla comes from a long line of Plummer ,Idaho Plumbers. And holding down the tradition of the low riding plumber pants, he should be a good fit in Syracuse. This young SS has good defensive numbers except for a low range rating. his hitting numbers aren't great but with his speed and defensive numbers he will get his shot at the minors. O.K.pick,even with the view.
The Cincinatti Howlers signed this young Closer for a 1.38 mil bonus. Ernie (Go) Figueroa has all the numbers to be a closer and send opposing batters crying back to the dugout .He has great Control ,Good Splits and a very good fastball. Figueroa could use a little more velocity on his fastball. Good Pick
Fred Daal signed with the Moonbats for a bonus of 1.19 mil . Now is the time to start picking the best players at a position like Relief pitchers and catchers. While Daals Control ,Velocity and first pitch are good . His splits might be his downfall. Sordie will give this kid his shot at the Bigs . We shall see !!! O.K. pick !!
Asdrubal Morales signed with Hartford for a 1.055 mil bonus. How did this kid fall to 32 ?? How come i couldn't see this kid?? OH the questions of draft day , we've all said these things. "Aromano the wise " snatched this future slugger who will be a very good hitter in a the Bigs. He won't be playing SS but will fit in nice at 3rd base. Great late pick!!
Matty Cruz is my second first round pick in this years draft and he signed for an even 1 mil. This 2nd baseman is better defensivly and offensivly than my earlier pick. But his low health numbers scare me. I will have to limit his playing time in the minors . I hate high maintenence players . Good pick!!
The final pick in the first round is Stump Owens. He signed with the Kickapoos for a bonus of 960K . This pitcher has great stamina , good control and splits. He also has two really good pitches and 3 others in the 60's. A solid pitcher for the last pick. Good Pick!!