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2005 First-Year Player Draft Tracker
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 31Matthew TorraU Massachusetts AmherstRHPR/R6'3"2251984-06-294YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Large frame. Broad shoulders and long arms. Slimmed down since '04. Similar to Matt Ginter. Quick, loose, and smooth arm. Lots of FB at knees. Able to command FB and CB down and away to RHH. Potential ML starter w/ development of change-up.
 32Chaz RoeLafayette HSRHPR/R6'5"1801986-10-09HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Loose, quick arm. Shows no major mechanical problems. Tough FB that bores into RHH hands. Bat-breaker in wood bat leagues. Throws a knee-buckling CB for his out-pitch. Comes at batters w/ a hard, tight 3/4 tilt w/ late bite.
 33John DrennenRancho Bernardo HSCFL/L5'11"1851986-08-26HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Mark Kotsay clone w/ Popeye-sized forearms. Solid hitting approach. Powerful, quick bat. Makes consistent, hard contact. Ball jumps off bat to all fields. Excellent makeup and dedication. Alert fielder.
 34Ryan TuckerTemple City HSRHPR/R6'2"1901986-12-06HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Tall, lean, medium frame. Velocity consistently 92-93 w/ occasional 94-95. Effortless delivery, good change up. Has improved delivery. Dedicated, hard worker.
 35Cesar RamosLong Beach StLHPL/L6'2"1901984-06-224YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Loose, easy arm action. Good mechanics. Sneaky quick. ML control. Excellent feel for pitching. Changes speeds, mixes pitches and hits spots. Hides ball well. Good competitor.
 36Travis BuckArizona St URFL/R6'3"2101983-11-184YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Great projectable body. Lean, wiry strong, athletic build. Sound hitting approach. Smooth, fluid stroke, short & compact. Plus bat speed w/ good leverage and extention. Fills gaps w/ hard line drives. Ball jumps off bat. Great make-up, work ethic.
 37Trevor BellCrescenta Valley HSRHPL/R6'1"1901986-10-12HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Strong, well-built. Quick, live, loose arm. Two consistent Major League pitches. FB usually 90-92 w/ occasional plus velocity. Hard late-breaking curve. Good motion on seldom-used changeup.
 38Eli IorgU TennesseeOFR/R6'3"2001983-03-144YR 
 39Henry SanchezMission Bay HS1BR/R6'3"2351986-11-29HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Large, heavy body. Similar to Benji Molina but taller. Quick, powerful bat and alert fielder. Gamer who exudes confidence.
 40Luke HochevarU TennesseeRHPR/R6'5"2051983-09-154YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Body similar to Kevin Brown. Heavy sinking FB w/ arm side run, disappears from strike zone. Hard 11-5 CB. Tight, sharp, late-breaking slider w/ some downward tilt. Good arm speed on sinking changeup. Smart, wants the ball, goes after hitters.
 41Beau JonesDestrehan HSLHPL/L6'1"1951986-08-25HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Medium frame, strong, thick legs. Flexible body. Similar to Sterling Hitchcock. FB has down movement, gets on hitters quickly. CB occasionally tight w/ sweeping break. Straight change has some deception. Potential to develop into power pitcher at the ML level.
 42Clay BuchholzAngelina ColRHPL/R6'3"1901984-08-14JR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Tall, lean, athletic body. Long arms. Slender hips. Similar to Gil Meche. Above avg velocity FB, quick, loose arm. Hard, sluvry-slider w/ 3/4 depth. Slower 3/4 break CB. Throws straight change-up. Aggressive approach. Attacks hitters and challenges w/ FB.
 43Mark McCormickBaylor URHPR/R6'2"1951983-10-154YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Smooth delivery brings mid-90s FB that can hit 97. Throws two hard breaking balls from a 3/4 delivery. Sinking change-up. Stuff is dominant enough to be top MLB starter.
 44Sean WestCaptain Shreve HSLHPL/L6'8"2001986-06-15HS56K | 350K
 45Jed LowrieStanford U2BS/R6'0"1801984-04-174YR 
COMMENT: Body is athletic, lean and slender. Confident switch-hitter w/ a good eye. Sound approach. Aggressive in the zone. Hits to all fields. Smooth actions on defense, makes plays in the hole. Accurate, average arm.
 46Tyler HerronWellington Community HSRHPR/R6'3"1901986-08-05HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Medium, slender build. Square shoulders. Body similar to Brad Radke. Smooth delivery. Live two-seam FB that runs in on RHH. Maintains velocity, hits spots. CB has sharp, 3/4 break through zone. Deceptive change when down in zone. Throws three quality pitches.
 47Michael BowdenWaubonsie Valley HSRHPR/R6'3"2151986-09-09HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Large, big boned frame. Broad shoulders. Long arms. Similar to Roger Clemens. Plus FB velocity, occasional heavy w/ small sink & tail. Sharp, late bite, 12-6 CB. Around plate w/ four pitches. Good presence. Power arm & body w/ three projectable plus pitches.
 48Garrett OlsonCal Poly San Luis ObispoLHPR/L6'1"2001983-10-184YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Polished collegiate pitcher w/ a 3/4 arm slot. Good lefty movement on FB. Compliments it w/ sweeping slider and sinking circle change. Tough on LH and uses both sides of the plate.
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