4/27/10

DRAFT: - Bobby Dombrowski, Martin Viramontes, Justin O’Connor, Daniel Tillman... and Ben Heath

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Bobby Dombrowski:


4-26 from: - https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox/1283ab612a05aa76  - Powered by a pair of two-run home runs by senior catcher Bobby Dombrowski and eight strong innings from starter Nick Meyers, the Monmouth University baseball team defeated Long Island University 9-2 in Northeast Conference action on Friday afternoon. Dombrowski, who had seven RBI in a game earlier this season, paced the Hawks with his 3-for-4 day with two home runs and four RBI, while Meyers (4-1) tossed a season-high tying 8.0 innings, allowing two runs on four hits with three strikeouts to earn the win.

Martin Viramontes:

4-26 from: - http://baseballbeginnings.com/2010/04/26/martin-viramontes-update  - Loyola Marymount right-hander Martin Viramontes has been inconsistent in 2010. After missing the 2009 season because of shoulder injuries, his outing Sunday against San Francisco showed some strengths and exposed other weaknesses. Viramontes was 91-93 in the first four innings, averaging 93 and hitting 94 eight times. He used a slurve breaking ball at 76-78, a pitch that wouldn’t profile as a big league put-away pitch. He occasionally threw a harder slider at 84, usually saving those only for San Francisco left-handed hitter Stephen Yarrow, a pitch that would profile as a big league out pitch if he repeats it more often. He mixed in a change-up at 80-84, with an average of 80. That could be a pitch that might have more ceiling for him in the coming years, certainly more so than the slurve, and would be better against wood.


Justin O’Connor:
4-25 from XMLBScout: - link  –  SS-C-RHP, Justin O'Connor, Cowan HS, 6'1 190, R/R, this guy is chisled out, room to fill out, 70 arm, might be an 80, did not get pitched too, but in BP showed some pop in his bat, a bit long of a swing, workable, strongest asset is tool and love for the game. Also pitched, was 92-96 striking out 4 hitters, one reached on PB. Slider was nasty in warmups. Lots of interest from clubs at the E. Han**** HS game, this kid's got the arm and moves around ok behind the dish, though he's still learning, you can mark this guy as the next Buster Posey and if I were a ML club, I would not let this kid go to college and take 3-4 to develop him, because you might have something here quickly, the way he's learned in a short season behind the plate. As a pitcher, no doubt he's got the arm strength and snap for the slider and competes, short man-closer mentality, stamina for 7? I don't know because I only saw an inning, last year I saw 3 innings and he ran out of gas after 50 pitches losing 4 mph quickly, but he also played several innings at SS. Another late 1st rounder/sandwich guy in the first, depending on signability, sign this kid!!

Daniel Tillman:

link  - RHP, Florida Southern College - Another college reliever who could advance quickly in pro ball, Tillman has a 90-95 MPH fastball with sharp control and a very good curveball. He's picked up 12 saves with a 3.30 ERA and a 49/17 K/BB in 30 innings with 29 hits allowed. The walks are a bit high, but the K/IP rate is excellent. Tillman is well-known to scouts from the Cape Cod League, and coming from a smaller school (although one with a good baseball tradition) should not hinder his draft stock very much.

Ben Heath:

4/26 from: - http://thecollegebaseballblog.com/2010/04/26/big-ten-conference-players-of-the-week  - BIG TEN BASEBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK - Ben Heath, Penn State - Jr., C, Huntersville, N.C./North Mecklenburg - Heath becomes the first Nittany Lion to be named Player of the Week in over three years, leading his team to a series win over Big Ten-leading Ohio State. The catcher hit .500, slugged 1.143, combining for an OPS of 1.643 in the three-game set. Heath hit three home runs, upping his season total to 15, as his squad recorded its first ever road series victory in Columbus. The junior also scored six runs and drove in seven in the set, including a performance on Saturday in which he went 4-for-6 with four runs and four RBI. Heath now ranks among the Big Ten’s leaders with 47 RBI and 38 runs scored this season.

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