Some Last Thoughts on the Draft

Wrapping up some final thoughts about the MLB draft this year.

  • In the 39th round the Sox draft HS OF Gavin McCourt, son of Dodgers owner Frank McCourt. That’s gotta be an awkward moment for the scouting staff of the Dodgers that they didn’t take him…
  • The Pirates take Parker Bangs, a RHP out of the University of South Carolina in the 46th round. Great name.
  • In the 31st round the Giants tabbed Diego Seastrunk, which is just an awesome name.
  • With the last pick of the 40th round the Angels took Muhammad Ali’s adopted 18 year old son, Assad Ali, who plays in the infield.
  • Mike Yastrzemski, grandson of Carl was taken by the Red Sox in the 36th, he’s not expected to sign but who knows! Now, if he were to sign and play for the Sox, could HE wear #8 if he wanted?
  • With pick 1467, the Giants in the 49th round, take Austin Goolsby a catcher out of Emory-Riddle University, when not playing college ball he’s out counseling President Obama on economic affairs.
  • In the 48th round the Yankees drafted Pat White, the QB from West Virginia who the Dolphins drafted in the 2nd round of the NFL draft. In announcing their pick the Yankees said “they wanted him listed as a quarterba– oufielder.” White was previously drafted coming out of high school in the 2nd round by the Angels and turned down a 6 figure bonus in favor of playing college football. He’s not likely to ever play for them, but if he signs a deal they could own his rights for 6 years so if football didn’t pan out…
  • The Red Sox’ 38th round pick, Ezekiel Devoss, is a CF out of Astronaut High School in Florida. SPACE SCHOOL! Awesome.
  • For their pick in the 33rd round the Sox took a RHP HS pitcher named William “Blaze” Tart. Is it too early for me to get his jersey?
  • In the 34th the Reds take RHP Forrest Cannon, which is a great name for a pitcher, even better than Oakland’s Josh Outman (whose brother was taken yesterday.)
  • I hope Detroit’s 36th round pick Benjamin Crumpton can get down and Krump like a pro.
  • Bobby Crosby’s younger brother, Blake was drafted by the A’s in the 42nd round. All 12 A’s fans remaining just lit themselves on fire.
  • Harold Baines Jr. was a 45th round selection for the White Sox, 32 years (and 2866 hits later) after his father was taken by them with the #1 overall selection.
  • Detroit took in the 48th round Jake Porcello, rookie phenom Rick’s younger brother. Their parents really like “k” names.
  • Anthony Scirrotto, who played safety for Penn State and signed as an undrafted free agent with the Panthers after this year’s NFL draft was taken in the 50th round as a SS by the Royals.
  • Alibay Barkley (another AWESOME name) a HS first baseman from NYC was the 1521st and final selection of the draft.

1 Response to “Some Last Thoughts on the Draft”

  1. 1 the sister
    June 11, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    i’ll fight you for that tart jersey.

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