Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Day After the Draft: One More Step


When a player goes undrafted, they are cosidered Non-Drafted Free Agents. Yep, free agency. I have a crack at signing these guys. Each player can get $100,000 with no hit to the allotment that MLB allows us. So today, I would call everyone of these players and their advisors. Many would pay zero attention to a $100,000 offer because they have D1 scholarships waiting but there are a few that have either a Junior College offer or no commitment at all. There are some sleepers here that should jump to pro ball.
The top targets that should be signable:


Ronnie Healy, C, Florida HS: Big power potential. Good actions behind the dish, even though he may have to move to 1B. I really like the bat. Committed to Broward CC.
CD Pelham, P, South Carolina HS: He's a really good athlete and has been up to 93 this spring. He's committed to Spartanburg Methodist which is a decent Juco but could be signable. He's very raw but intriguing.
Thomas Rogers, P, Virginia HS: Easy 89 MPH from the left side. No commitment. Just blows my mind why nobody drafted this guy.
Jamar Burnette, OF, Canada HS: Athletic. Swing and miss issues but a great athelte.
Austin Paschke, OF, Georgia HS: Long swing but big power potential. No commitment.
Matt Walker, P, Texas HS: He's committed to Weatherford JC so should be signable. He's in the upper 80's with a lot of projection. Could be interesting.
Peton Attaway, OF, Louisianna HS: He is commited to Mississippi but he has a lot of tools and would be worth a shot to see if he'd sign.

Aldo Koutsoyanopulos, 3B, California HS: Good athlete. Not a great bat but one to watch in JC next year. It could come around.
Chad Sheppard, P, Georgia HS: Huge kid. No commitment. Not an athelte but the power potential intrigues me. I wouldn't give him $100K but I'd see if he's interested in playing pro ball. I don't know but I just see something there.

Trey Griffin, OF, Tennessee JuCo: Favorite since HS. Not giving up on him yet.  Just too many tools. He's been in JuCo for a while but the stats look like he's coming around this year. I would give him a shot in pro ball.
Zach Alvord, 3B, Tampa JuCo: Good athelte, good swing. Well rounded player that should get a shot.

Current JuCo's that I like that didn't get drafted that I'd see if where they were at:
Cal BeckerPPalm Beach State
Connor WilliamsOFSalt Lake
Chase NymanSSChipola
Kayden PorterPSouthern Nevada
Dylan LaVelle3BEverett
Erich KnabPSpartanburg Methodist
Kyle CarterOFMiami-Dade
Tony BlanfordPCentral Arizona
Jamal MartinOFSanta Fe
Conner Hale3BManatee
Brady CorlessPSalt Lake
Nathan ForiestPMiddle Tennessee State
Carson BaranikPMiami-Dade
Kevin KoziolSSParkland
David SchuknechtCRiverside
Clayton CrumP
Wade WassC
Zachary HouchinsSSLouisburg
Then the players worth a call but very lilte hope of signing

College Players that should have been drafted but weren't:
Josh DezsePOhio State
DeAndre SmelterPGeorgia Tech
T.J. PecoraroPVanderbilt
Ryan TellaOFAuburn
Zack Powers3BFlorida
Matt RobertsCNorth Carolina
Kevin JordanOFWake Forest
Dale CareyOFMiami
Keenan KishPFlorida
Case NixonCAlabama
Gandy StubblefieldPTexas A&M
Shon CarsonOFSouth Carolina
Philip PfeiferPVanderbilt
Michael SuiterOFKansas

The prep players with solid commitments that should have been drafted that weren't:
NamePosStateCommit
Jarret DeHartOFNew JerseyLouisiana State
Max KnutsonPMinnesotaNebraska
Gunnar McNeill1BFloridaFlorida International
Stephen AlemaisSSFloridaTulane
Weston WilsonSSNorth CarolinaClemson
Keegan ThompsonPAlabamaAuburn
Kramer RobertsonSSTexasLouisiana State
Tres Barrera3BTexasTexas
Kevin DavisPAlabamaAuburn
Jake FraleyOFDelawareLouisiana State
Mark EckerPTexasTexas A&M
Anthony SherlagCGeorgiaWake Forest
Chris OakleyPNew JerseyNorth Carolina
Chuckie RobinsonCIllinoisSouthern Mississippi
Zach FarmerPOhioOhio State
Eugene VazquezOFFloridaUCF
Jesse RothPNew JerseyVirginia
Connor HeadySSKentuckyKentucky
Bernardo BonifacioOFFloridaBethune-Cookman
Joe Alexander JimenezPPuerto RicoFlorida International
Brett BinningSSCaliforniaAuburn
Keenan InnisOFGeorgiaGeorgia Tech
Kort PetersonOFCaliforniaWashington
Seth MartinezPArizonaArizona State
Bryce WelbornPTexasTexas Tech
Ed VoylesPGeorgiaFlorida State
Jim VoylesPGeorgiaFlorida State
Colin WintersOFCaliforniaUC Santa Barbara
Jared BrasherPAlabamaSamford
Zach BurdiPIllinoisIowa
Jason SierraOFFloridaVanderbilt
Brennon LundOFUtahBrigham Young
Cassidy BrownCOhioLoyola Marymount
Joseph Corrigan1BCaliforniaSouthern California
Andrew KelleyPTexasArkansas
Dominic TaccoliniPTexasArkansas
Logan KochCNorth CarolinaSouth Carolina
CJ ChathamSSFloridaFlorida Atlantic
Nick BanksOFTexasTexas A&M
Hunter JarmonOFTexasOregon State
Brantley BellSSArizonaMississippi
Scott EicholtzPFloridaAlabama
Pete Alonso3BFloridaFlorida
Dalton Duty2BFloridaCentral Florida
Arden PabstCCaliforniaGeorgia Tech
Joseph StarlingPFloridaStanford
A.J. Balta2BCaliforniaOregon
Andy HoniotesPIllinoisMiami
Derek Rustich3BCaliforniaTexas Tech
Alex HagnerPFloridaFlorida
Joe Dudek1BNew JerseyNorth Carolina
Austin SextonPAlabamaMississippi State
Zach RicePVirginiaNorth Carolina
Alex BosticPNorth CarolinaClemson
Jack RobertsPVirginiaVirginia
Jae Roberts3BSouth CarolinaSouth Carolina
Tray RobertsOFSouth CarolinaLiberty
Alec BettingerPVirginiaVirginia
Carlos WilliamsOFTennesseeMississippi
Christian PelaezPFloridaLouisiana State
Trey Lee CobbPOklahomaOklahoma State
Elliott BarzilliSSCaliforniaGeorgia Tech
Will CraigPTennesseeWake Forest
John KilichowskiPFlorida
Vanderbilt
Spencer TraynerSSFloridaNorth Carolina
Trevin HaseltinePCaliforniaCalifornia
Jordan HowardPGeorgiaGeorgia Southern
Brandon HicksPTennessee
Christian StewartCGeorgiaTennessee
Taylor WidenerOFSouth CarolinaSouth Carolina
Preston Palmeiro3BTexas
Danny Zardon3BFloridaLouisiana State
Trent PaddonPCaliforniaOregon
Brett HanewichPFloridaStanford
Tanner DraperPUtahOregon State
Andrew HarringtonPKentuckyLouisville
Logan IceCWashingtonOregon State
John PomeroyPWashingtonOregon State
John ParkePSouth CarolinaClemson
Cody BowerOFNew MexicoNew Mexico
Daniel WilliamsOFTexasWeatherford JC
Tyler AllenPTexasLouisiana State
Hunter Simmons3BCaliforniaUtah

Yep that would keep the AGM. busy for a few days...
There are some big leaguers here. Some wouldn't sign because of the commitment they have to a good college program but I would still like to see where they are at.

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