5/25/09

2009 Draft: Top 2B

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Note: Don't look for any 1st round or supplemental picks here... maybe 2nd round.

1. Scooter Gennett - Sarasota HS… very strong arm, runs extremely well… 6.77 in 60… 87 mph throw to first… signed letter of intent for FSU… 2007: .440, 31 runs, 12 doubles, 5 HRs… 5-10, 170… very quick feet… also, is decent pitcher…

2. LeVon Washington, CF/2B… Buchholz HS; Gainesville, FL - Specs: 5′10, 170, Bats L, Throws R… fast… 6.21 60-yard dash… signed with Florida… ranked No. 2 in the state of Florida according to Prospectswire.com, No. 1 OF… ranked No. 20 on Baseball America's list of Top 100 High School Prospects… ranked No. 25 on PG CrossChecker.com list of Top High School Prospects… 2008: batted .363 with 41 runs, 35 stolen bases, 21 RBI and four homers as a junior… 2007: .375 clip, 20 stolen bases, 16 RBI and five homers as a sophomore

3. Stephen Batts – (up from 5th) - East Carolina… senior… 6-0, 195… 2008: .333 (80-for -240) with 10 home runs, 45 RBI and 65 runs scored…


4. Chad Kettler - Coppell HS; Coppell, TX. 6′1, 190, Bats B, Throws R… current plays shortstop but prospects out as a second baseman… hits for average from both sides… some pop… also plays 3B… athletic… strong arm… strong fluid swing… ran 60 yard dash in 7.5… down the line in 4.5.

5. David Nick – (up from 8th) - Cypress HS… 6-2, 190… also plays short… BA ranks him the 49th overall 2009 prospect… verbally committed to UCLA… 6.8 60-yd dash… limited arm strength will move him to right side of diamond…

6. Ryan Schimpf – (up from 9th) - LSU… S/S… 5-9, 181… junior… 2008: .320 (80-for-250) with 18 doubles, seven triples, 12 homers and 54 RBI…

7. Greg Folgia - Junior… Missouri… 5-10, 194… S/R… 2008: led team with 63 runs scored, 4 triples, and 47 walks… also pitched and played left field…


8. Stephen Batts - East Carolina… senior… 6-0, 195… 2008: .333 (80-for -240) with 10 home runs, 45 RBI and 65 runs scored…


9. Jason Stidham - Junior, Florida State University… 5-11, 180… L/R… moved from 3B to second… 2008: .324, 82 H, 255 Abs… 5/4: named ACC player of the week: 12-15, 1.700 slugging %...

10. Bryan Marquez – New Mexico State – senior… 6-0, 190… thru 5/6: .420/21 HRs/79 RBIs… 5/18: hitting .425 with 11 doubles, 21 homers and 80 RBIs…

11. Derek McCallum – (up from 15th) - Junior, University of Minnesota… junior… 6-1, 190, L/R… very strong arm… played SS last as sophomore… played for Northwoods League Champion St. Cloud Riverbats this past summer, and batted .328 with 48 runs, six home runs and 42 RBI… 2008: .291 with 28 runs, 32 RBI, nine doubles and three home runs… named Big Ten player of the week 4/20: .636/.680/1.636… 5/18: hitting .397 with 15 homers and 67 RBIs

12. Brandon Sizemore - College of Charleston… senior… 2008: hit .325 with 20 homers and 80 RBI last season, while picking up 24 doubles and 11 stolen bases… named preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association…

13. Ryan Wood – East Carolina – senior… 6-5, 186… thru 5/6: .364/10 HRs…

14. Corey Jones, Junior, California State University – Fullerton junor… 6-0, 195… L/R… played half of 2008 games as DH… hit .302…

15. Phil Gosselin – Virginia… as of 4/7, top hitting 2Bman in nation, .375/.461/.592

16. Kyle Seager – (unlisted) – North Carolina

17. Jeff Kobernus (unlisted) – California… 5/18 from MiLB: In a down year for college bats, Kobernus stands out as a solid, if unspectacular, option. In a game against UCLA, the second baseman went 3-for-5 with a triple, homer and two RBIs. For the season, Kobernus has hit .351 with a .563 SLG and 17 stolen bases…

18. Chase Lyles – (unlisted) – Northwestern State – junior… 5/18: named Southland Conference player of the week…

14. Brad Agustin, Junior, University of Buffalo… junior… 5-10, 200, R/R… sat out the entire 2008 season…

15. Rich Michalek, Senior, Slippery Rock University… senior… 5-11, 190… also plays SS and OF… Summer ball for Hays Larks: .355 with nine doubles, four HRs, 31 RBIs and 33 runs scored in 49 games… 2008: .382, .586 slugging…

16. Wes Hatton, Senior, Norco HS (CA)… 5-10, 170… R/R… committed to CS Fullerton… hit .360 with a home run and 13 RBI in 2008… also, was 6-1 with a 1.66 ERA with 59 strikeouts…

17. Anselmo Cantu - Norfolk State… senior… won MEAC POW 4/6/9… 9-22, .409 so far this season.

18. Chris Biguenet - Texas-Dallas – 4/7: named American Southwest POW – hit HR’s in 4 straight games.

19. Shane Brown – UCF junior – 4/27: named Conference US hitter of the week… .722 batting average that week…

20. A.J. Yoder – VMI senior… 4/27: named Big South player of the week: .500/.609/.722 in past week

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