Sunday, August 4, 2013

2013 Shadow Draft

Clint Frazier may have been a stretch at #1 overall but that was my choice for a few reasons. His power is immense and I just like the guy. It's hard not to cheer for him. He would also sign for under slot and I could use that extra money to add talent.
Justin Williams is a player that I expect very little out of, especially quickly. That may sound unusual, but he is a lotto ticket for me. He has 70 power and also mechanical issues he may or may not be able to figure out. Either way, he is worth the pick and patience. Next spring there are two very good hitters that I have seen. Jacob Gatewood and Greg Deichmann. Gatewood is just one month younger than Williams and Deichmann is three months older. That means Williams basically gets a free year in pro ball. He should be a 2014 pick due to his age, so that has to be factored in. The competition he would have got in Louisiana doesn't compare to what he will get in pro ball, so it should accelerate his development.
Denney has the tools of a 1st rounder but was inconsistent. The same can be said for my next five picks. Covey flashes great stuff out of the pen but in inconsistent as a starter. Wahl did very well in 2011,'12 but not as well this year and it seems like many wrote him off as a reliever. I see him as a better version of Justin Grimm.
Casey Shane did not keep up his conditioning in 2012 and into 2013 and regressed. I would think with pro conditioning, he will be a good pick. Driver seemed headed to UCLA but signed for much less than I expected and the Indians could have a steal in him. He could be a good #3/4 starter in the majors if he works out.
This may sound preposterous but I don't care. I think Terry McClure is a slightly lesser version of Byron Buxton. His speed is similar. His arm is a little less and he doesn't quite have the power or hit tools Buxton has, but they aren't dissimilar. He is also young for pro ball. Watch this guy. He will be talked about as a big time prospect soon.
Biondi is a catalyst. He can hit, work a walk and take good at bats and run like the wind. He has 70 speed and could be 80 if I felt generous. He also has a very good glove in center field.
Malik Collymore was better every time I saw him and could be a big leaguer in the 10th round and that's a win.
I saw Brentz hit 97. He's an atheltic lefty with a plus breaking ball and shows a curve. He is a first round talent in the 11th round. I'm ecstatic about this signing.
Nick Buckner is a toolsy OF that will take time but is worth the wait. His hit tool concerns me but he is a good athlete.
Elvin Soto flashed impressive tools and Rowdy Tellez has as much power as anyone in this draft.
Overall my bonus pool was $11,698,800 and my total signing bonuses were $9,165,000.
Adding the 4.99% that I can exceed the pool by with the amount I did not use I have $3,117,570 left over. I expected Martarano to sign and still play football with baseball as a hobby. I thought Sheffield would sign for low seven figures as well and that would have rounded out my draft well but that did not happen. Ryan Boldt floated a $2.5 million dollar figure and I would have the money to sign him to that but since he did not sign, I will lose him as well.

RDNamePosTeamBonus
1Clint FrazierOFCleveland Indians$3,500,000
2Justin WilliamsOFArizona Diamondbacks$1,050,000
3Jonathan DenneyCBoston Red Sox$875,000
4Dylan CoveyPOakland Athletics$370,000
5Bobby WahlPOakland Athletics$500,000
6Casey ShanePCleveland Indians$150,000
7Dustin DriverPOakland Athletics$500,000
8Terry McClureOFColorado Rockies$250,000
9Patrick BiondiOFNew York Mets$10,000
10Malik CollymoreSSSt. Louis Cardinals$275,000
11Jake BrentzPToronto Blue Jays$700,000
12Joey Martarano3BPhiladelphia PhilliesDid Not Sign
13Jordan SheffieldPBoston Red SoxDid Not Sign
14Nick BucknerOFPittsburgh Pirates$135,000
15Geno EscalanteCSan Francisco GiantsSigned
16Elvin SotoCArizona Diamondbacks$100,000
17Joseph MongeOFBoston Red SoxSigned
18Dan ChildPPhiladelphia Phillies$100,000
19Blake HennesseySSLos Angeles DodgersSigned
20Jackson LambPTexas RangersDid Not Sign
21Luke LanpherePTexas Rangers$400,000
22Ryan BoldtOFBoston Red SoxDid Not Sign
23Tyler AlexanderPDetroit TigersDid Not Sign
24Brett MoralesPCincinnati RedsDid Not Sign
25Ricky JacquezPNew York MetsSigned
26Cal QuantrillPNew York YankeesDid Not Sign
27Zack CollinsCCincinnati RedsDid Not Sign
28Nick Zammarelli3BBoston Red SoxDid Not Sign
29Logan ShorePMinnesota TwinsDid Not Sign
30Rowdy Tellez1BToronto Blue Jays$850,000
31A.J. BoguckiPMinnesota TwinsDid Not Sign
32Michael ShawarynPKansas City RoyalsDid Not Sign
33Tavo RodriguezPChicago White SoxDid Not Sign
34A.J. Kubala1BOakland AthleticsSigned
35A.J. PukPDetroit TigersDid Not Sign
36Andy McGuireSSColorado RockiesDid Not Sign
37Alex BlackfordPLos Angeles AngelsSigned
38Javier SalasPMinnesota TwinsDid Not Sign
39Ty AfenirSSNew York YankeesSigned
40Taylor Johnson2BLos Angeles AngelsSigned

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