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2005 First-Year Player Draft Tracker
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 49Matthew GreenU Louisiana MonroeRHPR/R6'5"1951982-01-054YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Medium, large frame. Well proportioned body. Good pitcher's build. Similar to Jason Schmidt. Live arm. Good mechanics in delivery. FB has late sinking life down, rides in on RHH up. Circle change very effective when down in zone. Big league arm.
 50Jeffrey BianchiLampeter HSSSR/R6'0"1751986-10-05HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Excellent frame. Very athletic and agile. Good growth potential. Balanced, line drive hitter. Generates bat speed. Agile and fluid in field, good footwork. Quick hands. Throws carry. Moves well down line, on base. Aggressive hitter and team leader.
 51Ivan De JesusAmerican Military AcademySSR/R5'11"1761987-05-01HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Plays w/ a lean, athletic build. Line drive hitter w/ gap power. Aggressive approach at the plate, but has a good eye to keep from being overly aggressive. Great arm for a deep throw. Good instincts in the field. Makes the difficult play look easy.
 52Daniel CarteWinthrop URFR/R6'0"1901984-05-184YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Medium frame, solid, compact body. Fit look, well-developed muscles. Aggressive cuts middle-plate & in. Solid avg throws. Handles OF duties. Quiet worker, sets example. Legit tools in arm, field and throw.
 53Thomas ItalianoFlower Mound HSRHPR/R6'3"1901986-07-22HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Tall, lean. Athletic body. Rounded shoulders. Arm action like Tim Crabtree. Very quick arm. Explosive FB overmatches hitters. Adequate control of 3/4-breaking CB.
 54Paul KellyFlower Mound HSSSR/R6'0"1851986-10-19HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Tall, slender, lean athletic body. Plays like Michael Young. Aggressive hitter w/ quick bat, arcing swing. Ball jumps off bat to all fields. Makes on-line, accurate throws w/ good carry. Smooth, even-stride runner. Enjoys playing the game. Plays w/ good intensity.
 55Zachary SimonsEverett CCRHPL/R6'3"2001985-05-23JR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Extra-tall, slender frame. Well proportioned. Lean, trim build. Body like Matt Belisle. Loose, live arm from violent, look-away delivery. Plus FB velocity, 94 early, both rides, runs. Gets inside on RHH. Turns over two-seamer from LHH. Lean, projectable RHP w/ live, fast arm.
 56Christopher MasonUNC GreensboroRHPR/R6'0"1851984-07-014YR 
COMMENT: Medium frame. Well-defined upper body. Live arm. Good FB instincts. Throws four pitches. Gutsy competitor. Lets it all hang out. Stuff and personality to succeed in the right role.
 57Jonathan EganCross Creek HSCR/R6'4"2101986-10-12HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Same body type as fmr ex-ML Eddie Taubensee. Serious raw power, especially the opposite way. Flashes short stroke, generates bat speed w/ overall brute strength. Aptitude as receiver behind plate.
 58Ryan MountRueben S Ayala HSSSL/R6'1"1801986-08-17HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Evenly proportioned, athletic frame. Similar to Steve Finley. Much stronger than appears, w/ room for more. Polished hitter w/ short, quick stroke. Consistent hard contact. Solid defensive skills. Plays w/ enthusiasm, quick reflexes.
 59William CorleyMississippi St URFR/R6'2"1981983-12-284YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Medium-large frame. Excellent baseball body. Similar to Pat Burrell. Stays behind the ball well. Good extention. Good looking prospect that shows power potential.
 60Travis WoodBryant HSLHPR/L6'0"1651987-02-06HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Throws w/ solid mechanics. FB darts around in the zone. Willing to pitch inside. Curve features nice rotation and good downward action. Circle change shows good movement down and away from RHH.
 61Nolan ReimoldBowling Green St URFR/R6'4"2071983-10-124YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Can drive ball to gaps w/ occasional pull power. Good strider on the base paths. Instincts are strong in the field. Improved a lot in the past year. Promising tools for a good athlete. Competitor.
 62Stephen HeadU Mississippi1BL/L6'3"2201984-01-134YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Large frame, strong, durable body. Similar to Travis Lee. Good bat speed, ball rockets off bat. Ability to go the other way. Throws on-line. Soft, sure hands at 1B. Picks throws well. Good makeup. Potential impact type bat.
 63James CoxU Texas AustinRHPL/R6'3"2051984-05-134YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Large frame. Strong, lean mature, proportioned build. Mostly FB 87-88 from side-arm slot, hard run & heavy sink when down. Short, tight slurve-slider. Feel for change-up.
 64Bryan HarveyClemson UOFR/R6'2"1951984-01-054YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Evenly proportioned, defined look. Continues strength gains. Fast-paced delivery, quick knee lift, hip turn, kick. Loose arm action. FB velocity climbing, most 91-93 mph. Occasional changeup sinks. New pitch slider, hard, late, legit.
 65Michael CostanzoCoastal Carolina U3BL/R6'3"2151983-09-094YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Large frame, well structured. Powerful lower 1/2. Punishes stuff over plate. Plenty of lift, plus LH power. Strong arm. LH power.
 66Chase HeadleyU Tennessee3BS/R6'2"1951984-05-094YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Same body type as Aaron Boone. Makes contact on line drive swing from both sides. Flashes easy, fluid, quicker stroke from left side. Quick, soft hands, can field what he gets to. Easy, on-line throws.
 67John WhittlemanKingwood HS3BL/R6'2"1951987-02-11HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Body similar to Derek Jeter. Swings w/ an aggressive stroke and strong, quick hands. Ball jumps right off the bat. Could hit for both power and average w/ middle of line up-type bat. Raw power in arm and playable hands.
 68Donald VealPima CCLHPL/L6'3"2151984-09-18JR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Long arms and legs. Similar to Dontrelle Willis. Pitches come on a downward plane. Stays behind a FB that is usually 89-90 w/ natural riding life. Good spin and drop on his CB, especially when he stays on top. Has a live arm.
 69Jared LansfordSt Francis HSRHPR/R6'2"1901986-10-22HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Large lean frame. Athletic build. Live loose arm. Ball jumps out of hand. 91-92 mph FB. Circle change fades w/ sink at plate. Makings of three quality pitches.
 70Joshua WilsonWhitehouse HSRHPR/R5'11"1801986-09-06HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Similar to David Cone. Little guy w/ a big arm. FB has plus velocity that bores right into RHH hands. Can get some riding action on the glove side. Good curve w/ a sharp 3/4 break and tight rotation. Throws a circle change at FB arm speed. Can also play SS.
 71Patrick PhillipsRedan HSSSR/R6'3"1701986-09-23HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Body similar to a taller Delino DeShields and should become very strong in time. Quick easy stroke at the plate. Attacks the pitch, especially to the RCF gap. Fairly soft hands at SS. Comes from a baseball family and brother of Brandon Phillips.
 72Ralph HenriquezKey West HSCS/R6'1"1901987-04-07HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Medium build. Round shoulders. Strong hands. Similar to a young Mike Lieberthal. Aggressive line drive hitter from both sides. Soft hands, frames well. Keeps ball in front. Blocks well. Strong, mature, good makeup. Knows how to play the game and handle pitchers.
 73Kevin SloweyWinthrop URHPR/R6'3"1901984-05-044YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Good strength for a pitcher. Attacks strike zone w/ all pitches. Can put FB on either side of the plate w/ some late sink. Nice CB that can throw for strikes. Slider has some quick bite to it. A clever, methodical control pitcher.
 74Joshua WallCentral Private SchoolRHPR/R6'6"1901987-01-21HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Similar frame to A.J. Burnett. Keeps his throws downhill w/ loose, easy arm action. FB has some run and hop in the zone. Two-seamer comes in at high-80s. CB sweeps across and is tough on RHH. Also has a straight change. Could turn into something big.
 75Yunel EscobarNO SCHOOLSSR/R6'2"2001982-11-02NS 
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 76Nicholas HundleyU ArizonaCR/R6'1"2101983-09-084YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Large, well-proportioned, athetic frame. Compact, line-drive stroke w/ strength and quickness to drive ball to gaps. Plus arm w/ quick exchange. Agile backstop w/ solid base, soft hands. Solid catch and throw potential. Plus baseball instincts w/ solid makeup.
 77Jeffrey LymanMonte Vista HSRHPR/R6'3"2151987-01-14HS 
COMMENT: Large durable frame. Similar to Rick Helling. Hard worker w/ a commanding mound presence. Has FB that bores into RHH, good sinking change-up and splitter is nasty.
 78Nicholas WebberCentral Missouri St URHPR/R6'7"2101984-05-094YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Extra large ML pitchers frame. Long legs, arms. FB armside run, good sink, mostly 92-94. Aggressive, attacks hitters, commands inner half of plate. Much improved, 3/4 tilt slider, tight, sharp rotation. Feel for change-up, sinks, fades. Throws strikes.
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