4/29/10

DRAFT: - Cole Green, Matt Harvey, Drew Cisco, Tony Wolters... and Adam Bailey

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Cole Green:

http://thecollegebaseballblog.com/2010/04/26/phillips-66-big-12-baseball-weekly-honors-2  - Cole Green from Texas have been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Pitcher of the Week for games of April 19-25. Green pitched his second consecutive nine-inning, complete game shutout. He was the only Big 12 pitcher to post a complete outing last week. The Coppell, Texas-native allowed just four hits (all singles) and two walks while silencing the bats of the second-best offense in the conference. Green is 9-0 on the season while maintaining a 1.82 ERA.

Matt Harvey:

4-28 from: - http://projectprospect.com/article/2010/04/28/lincolns-2010-draft-board  - Matt Harvey has been known to draftniks for a long time. Heralded as neck-and-neck with Rick Porcello out of high school by some, Harvey has been up-and-down during his time at the University of North Carolina. Fortunately for Harvey, this spring has mostly been up. Control has been a problem at times during his collegiate career but this spring he’s walked 9.8% of the batters, a number that will need to come down as a professional but it’s not a terrible figure. Harvey’s mediocre control is offset by a lot of strikeouts, 28.3% of batters this spring including 15 in his last outing versus a very good Clemson squad. Harvey’s fastball has shown impressive velocity, touching 96-97 MPH late in starts and excellent sink, 69% of his batted ball outs have come on the ground. In high school, Harvey’s main breaking ball was a plus curveball; in college he’s spent more time toying with a slider that flashes plus but is still inconsistent. While he may not go as high as some though he deserved out of high school, Harvey still looks like a solid first round pick.

Drew Cisco:

4-28 from: - http://www.sportingnews.com/blog/MLB_Draft  - Similarly, Cisco is ahead of the curve as well. finished the season 8-0 with 63 strikeouts in just 47.1 innings pitched. And he hit .425 on the season, too. The 6-0, 205-pound righthander is solidly built with a compact delivery, but stands tall at the height of his windup. This allows him to produce good leverage and a decent downward plane despite his modest height. But it's a smooth and easy delivery. He will sit in the 89-91 range with a two seamer that has good sink and pairs that with a quick spinning curve. It's not a true 12-6 spike. And he commands both pitches well. He also shows a changeup that has the makings of a plus pitch if he needed to use it more, which has not been the case

Tony Wolters:

4-28 from: - http://www.baseballrumormill.com/  - Rancho Buena Vista High School, SS - Wolters is an advanced defensive player who will probably shift to second base as a professional. His fielding actions are quick and fluid, and Wolters can make any play you can dream up—turn the pivot, charge the ball, short hop, go in the hole, etc. A lefthanded hitter, Wolters begins his swing in a wide crouch, with his hands held just above his waist. As the pitch approaches, Wolters moves his hands into a launch position and then attacks the ball with a sweeping uppercut. Wolters' finish is inconsistent—on some swings he releases his top hand too soon, in effect swinging with one hand. On others, he will whip the bat around his head in an awkward circular motion.

Adam Bailey:

4-28 from: - http://www.pgcrosschecker.com/articles/DisplayArticle.aspx?article=2287  - Adam Bailey began his college baseball career at Arizona State as a pitcher, but he's finishing his college days at Nebraska as one of the top sluggers in the country. Bailey, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound right fielder, is hitting .388 with 15 home runs and 52 RBIs as a senior after going 2-for-4 against the Iowa Hawkeyes Tuesday night. He leads the Big 12 Conference in home runs, hits, RBIs and total bases, ranks second in slugging percentage and has the fifth-best batting average among all Big 12 players who have at least 100 at-bats. "My season is going all right. It's a different story with my team," he said softly after the Cornhuskers lost to Iowa, 5-2.

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