Draft 13 – Matthew Thaiss, Bryan Radziewski, Byron Buxton, Tyler Danish, Casey Shane


Matthew Thaiss, Jackson Memorial HS (NJ) - A left-handed hitter, the 6’-1”, 190-pound Thaiss has some power behind his swing, and he also has a good approach at the plate. Over 28 games as a junior, he hit seven home runs and drew 23 walks for a .481 OBP. He makes consistent contact and should develop even more power as he develops. Defensively, he has a strong, accurate arm with a quick release (1.87-1.91 pop times). He took on catching full time as a junior and threw out 11 base runners on throws that were barely four feet off the ground. He is a good athlete and a leader on the field. Committed to Virginia. link

Bryan Radziewski, LHP (Miami): Of all college lefties available, the Hurricane has quietly been one of the best. Radziewski may not be one of the most physically imposing starters (at 5’9″-10″, 195 lbs.), he has been outstanding through 56 innings. The left-hander has struck out 73 while allowing 16 walks and 28 hits, leading to a 0.95 ERA (2.70 FIP). He missed most of last year after having to go under the knife, which was a shame after a strong freshman year debut (92 K, 37 bb, 87 h in 91 IP). It’s funny how he is not spoken about as much in draft circles, aside from those that follow the college game closely. While I can’t say how well Radziewski’s stuff will translate to the minors, his ability to miss bats will certainly help him a lot. link

Dan Kirby‏  @DanMKirby

Byron Buxton goes 2-for-4 w HR, 2 RBI. Now hitting .388 over 24 G w/ 5 2B, 3 3B, 5 HR, 23 RBI, 21 BB, 10 SB, .510/.694

Durant HS (FL) Tyler Danish 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 12 K/0 BB in a huge win. Has allowed zero ER over 76 IP w/ 127 K/12 BB, 26 H

Centennial HS (TX) RHP Casey Shane had 13 Ks over 7 IP in 3-1 win over Aledo HS. Now has 90 K/8 BB over 46.1 IP (17.5 K/9)


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