5/31/10

DRAFT: - Garin Cecchini, Jesse Biddle, Connor Powers, Ryan Delgado... and Reggie Golden

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Garin Cecchini:

5-30 from: - http://www.draftamerica.com/spotlight.php  - Garin Cecchini, 3B, Barbe HS (LA)... Injury took a toll on his season, and the LSU commitment may worry some, but Cecchini has a great deal of upside with a quick bat and strong build. Could be a real steal after round one.











Jesse Biddle:

5-29 from: - http://www.maxpreps.com/news/q68Z2mj6Ed-lugAcxJTdpg/biddle-looks-ready-to-take-next-big-league-step.htm  - It’s probably why the 6-foot-5, 235-pound Germantown Friends (Philadelphia) senior left-hander, who is already committed to Oregon, is one of the most coveted high school gems in this year’s upcoming Major League Draft, running from June 7-9. During this season, Biddle has posted an 8-2 record, with a 1.20 ERA, with 125 strikeouts over 52 1/3 innings, giving up a mere nine earned runs all season. He’s shattered every Germantown Friends record, with 19-, 17- and 15-strikeout performances this year, including a no-hitter in leading the Tigers to their seventh straight Friends Schools League title. A four-year starter, Biddle, 18, has been clocked as fast as 96 mph, and has thrown consistently in the 91-93 mph range. But it is not just overpowering velocity that’s sitting down batters, Biddle has done it with movement, mixing in a curveball and shifty slider

Connor Powers:

5-28 from: - link  - 3B/1B, Mississippi State: Plus power potential, significantly cut down the strikeouts from last year by drawing more walks than K's. Struggled with wood bats and quality pitching in the Cape the past two years. The bat will be his calling card, as he will be limited to 1B and is average defensively there. Strikeouts are still a concern, but he has a pretty good eye. Very similar to Roller.





Ryan Delgado:

5-27 from: - http://baseballdraftreport.com/  - 2010 MLB Draft: Top 30 College Third Base Prospects   - 16. Azusa Pacific SR 3B Ryan Delgado - Delgado earned his way on the list because of his ridiculous power numbers over the years, but it certainly doesn’t hurt that Azusa Pacific has one of the most fun college names to say out loud. Try it, you won’t be disappointed. Besides the cool college name and plus power potential, Delgado has a true plus arm and a well above-average overall hit tool. His defense at third isn’t currently at the level where you could project him as above-average professionally, but the tools are there for him at least wind up a decent defensive player at least through his twenties. If it doesn’t work at third, however, there’s a backup plan that I know for a fact is actually Plan A for some teams. Delgado’s future for some teams might be donning the tools of ignorance behind the plate every day. It’s a stretch and it’s based largely on the 3B/C future that could be in store, but I can’t shake the Jake Fox comp for Delgado that I heard way back when.

Reggie Golden:

5-28 from: - http://bleacherreport.com/tb/b4kdh  - Wetumpka HS (Ala.): The proverbial raw, five-tool high school athlete, the emphasis with Golden should be on the word raw. He has the ability to do just about everything on the field, but simply needs to play and gain experience. He could be a find for a team willing to be patient and there was some buzz that there might be some teams as high as the end of the first round that might be.

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