First three parts went through the explanatory stuff, then Rounds 3-10 and Rounds 11-20.
So what else we got?
Well, 20 more picks, but only two who got mentioned by this guy — our “Way-Overachiever Draft Blogger” [WODB] — who made a draft board of 748 players:
- Round 34. Andrew Summerville, RHP — a local kid who is a Stanford commit. Ranked No. 239 overall by WODB, with a note that he’s asking for more than $1 million to sign. So it’s a “why-the-heck-not?” kind of pick (plus his coach has Mariner connections). WODB says more than 95% of Stanford commits end up choosing college, so don’t bank on him.
- Round 35. Chris McGrath, LHP from Georgia high school, committed to Duke. WODB ranks him as top-10-rounds talent. Also unlikely to sign, and, unlike Summerville, there’s no local connection.
Then there’s a bunch of other guys, any one of whom could catch “lightning in a bottle.” The best starter at AAA at the moment is 30th-round pick Jordan Pries, and the best reliever at AA is Stephen Kohlscheen, who was picked in the 45th round — a round that no longer exists!
The ones that are interesting to me:
- Round 24. Sheehan Planas-Arteaga, 1b from Barry University in Florida. You don’t see Division II hitters make it very often, let alone 1b without monster power, but Planas-Areaga has interesting numbers. Actually quite similar to the college numbers of someone I know is held dear by a fair number of readers:
And we love the name.
- Round 31. DeAires Moses, CF from Tennessee high school. Prep stats are pretty meaningless, but to hit .574 with 32 stolen bases gets Moses some attention at least. I haven’t found video, but this still photo is interesting:
He’s committed to a junior college, so it’s not out of the question that he’d sign. And we love his name, too.
And that’s it!