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2005 First-Year Player Draft Tracker
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 141Christopher RahlCol William & MaryRFR/R6'0"1851983-12-054YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Body like Mark Kotsay. Quick left-handed stroke. Swing is level w/ gap power. Aggressive at the plate. Gets good jumps on balls in the OF. Accurate arm. Enough bat and defense to be an everyday OF.
 142Shawn HayesFranklin Pierce ColSSL/R6'4"2201984-11-054YR 
COMMENT: Lean, strong w/ athletic, live body. Compares body & arm strength wise to Joe Nathan at same stage. Slight uppercut stroke for gap power, more to come later. Loose, live, whip arm, does it easy. Solid hands, will catch all near him. Solid makeup.
 143Stephen KahnLoyola Marymount URHPL/R6'3"2151983-12-144YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Strong, powerful, well proportioned physique. Quick, live arm. FB is mostly 92-93 w/ numerous 94's. Occasional cuts FB. Flashes ML CB, tight rotation w/ late bite when on top. Power pitcher who's not afraid to challenge hitters. Power arm, doesn't finesse.
 144Ryan DelaughterBilly Ryan HSRFR/R6'3"2101986-12-31HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Tall, lean. Athletic body. Similar to Pat Burrell. Good strength in arcing HR power swing. Swings it hard. Smooth runner in OF. Big, strong athlete w/ projectable plus power. Arm to play ML OF
 145Kevin RobertsU HoustonRHPR/R6'0"1901984-05-154YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Strong right arm. Quick, compact delivery. Very aggressive tactics. FB sits in the low-90s w/ good tail on the two-seamer. Power curve has 1-7 tilt and late, sharp bite. An out-pitch. Throws a palm ball w/ big fade away.
 146Eric FowlerU MississippiLHPL/L6'3"2151983-03-184YR 
 147Joshua SullivanAuburn URHPR/R6'4"2051984-07-054YR 
COMMENT: Similar build to Kevin Brown. Pitches mostly 88-89 FB. Slider is his best of two breaking pitches. Throws easy w/ good front and back arm extension. Good athlete who can field his position.
 148Michael McCormickMarist HSSSR/R6'3"1901986-09-06HS 
 149Andrew ButeraU Central FloridaCR/R6'1"1901983-08-094YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Athletic frame. Wiry upper body. Similar to Jason Kendall. Level, line drive stroke. Fair bat speed. Solid arm w/ carry through bag. Quick release. Sure-handed receiver. Frames well. Flexible behind dish. Future plus arm strength. Blocks well. Son of ex-ML, Sal Butera.
 150Jeffrey LarishArizona St U1BL/R6'2"2001982-10-114YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Good body. Large, well proportioned frame. Balanced approach. Quick, compact, aggressive stroke w/ good leverage. Hard, consistent contact. Sprays line drives to all fields. Easy raw power w/ natural loft. Will hammer mistakes a long way.
 151Jeffrey SuesVanderbilt URHPR/R6'4"2201983-06-084YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Curt Schilling-like body. FB can cut in hard to LHH, can also run in to RHH. Throws a slider-like curve. Comes in hard, then disappears at end, is his out-pitch. Working on a turnover change-up. Wants the ball.
 152James AveryNiagara URHPR/R6'1"2101984-06-104YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Compact and strong. Smaller version of Roger Clemens. Loose quick arm w/ smooth, downplane delivery. Out pitch is a modified splitter w/ deceptive tumbling action. Works outside and can reach for extra.
 153Reid HambletBiola URHPR/R6'1"2051983-09-114YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Medium-large frame. Evenly proportioned. Similar to Kerry Lightenberg. Quick arm. Fluid delivery. FB has sink movement inside. Hard, late slider, effective down in zone. Deceptive split FB, late, drop action. Poised mound presence. Commands zone, mixes pitches well.
 154Kevin DixonMinnesota St U-MankatoRHPR/R6'3"2251983-12-164YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Large frame. Similar to fomer ML Gregg Olson. Confident, hard-throwing RHP who challenges hitters. Excellent slider & change-up. Sound, proper delivery and arm action. Size, arm, mechanics for ML value. Features three solid pitches
 155Ryan RoteVanderbilt URHPR/R6'3"2051982-08-084YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Looks a little like John Smoltz. FB goes between 91 and 93 w/ both run and cut. Hard, tight, late-breaking slider is his out pitch, but also showcases a change. Goes right after hitters.
 156Kyle WintersPomona HSRHPR/R6'4"1901987-04-22HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Large frame. Tall, supple. Lean upper body. Similar to Brad Lidge. Fluid, loose arm w/ a downplane release. Above average FB w/ riding life. CB rotating occasionally tight w/ 3/4, strike zone bite. Projectable physical maturity.
 157Brett HarkerCol CharlestonRHPR/R6'3"1851984-07-094YR 
COMMENT: Medium frame. Streamlined body. Strong. Most w/ teeth, velocity there. Challenges bats, stays near zone. Solid mound presence, aggressive two pitches on display -- FB and CB.
 158John JohnstonU Texas AustinSSR/R6'3"2001983-03-124YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Long, lean, athletic build. Similar to Chipper Jones. Can play all four infield positions. Has been a productive player at a major D-1 program.
 159Michael KirkmanColumbia HSLHPL/L6'3"1851986-09-18HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Tall, rangy, lean build. Broad shoulders. Built like Shawn Estes. FB mostly 89-90 w/ late tailing action. Loose arm w/ good extension front and back. Slider best of two breaking pitches w/ depth and hard running bite. Projectable body.
 160Scott TaylorHermitage HSRHPR/R6'3"01986-12-28HS 
 161Scott DealCurtis HSRHPR/R6'4"1801986-12-11HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Built like Andy Ashby. Loose, quick arm from abbreviated drop down delivery. FB natural run. Finishes hitters off. Throws easy w/good movement.
 162Daniel GriffinNiagara URHPR/R6'7"2311984-09-294YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Tall and long. Similar to a smaller copy of Randy Johnson. Quick, whip-like arm that delivers on a downward plane. Has a high riding FB and a 1-7 CB w/ nice bite. Working on a circle-change. No-nonsense pitcher that likes to pitch inside.
 163Thomas MendozaMonsignor Edward Pace HSRHPR/R6'2"1851987-08-18HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Athletic body. Smooth delivery. Similar to Mike Mussina. Explosive FB in the low 90s w/ late sink if down in the zone. Keeps same arm speed when throwing change-up. Fresh arm, only 17.
 164Wilson HartU Southern California3BR/R6'2"2151982-11-024YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Solid, evenly proportioned. Athletic frame. Similar to Ben Broussard. Quick, compact stroke. Proper bat trigger. Consistent hard contact. Strength, loft in swing. Makes all routine plays. Tough competitor.
 165Steven TollesonU South Carolina ColumbiaSSR/R5'10"1801983-11-014YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Medium frame. Smallish features. Compact build, evenly-proportioned. Loose, quick hands generate bat speed. Premium position and genes have increased interest. Accurate arm, quick release. Likes fastball middle-in. Occasional pull home run power.
 166Jonathan MeloanU ArizonaRHPR/R6'3"2251984-07-114YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Massive physical specimen. Country strong. Pitches aggressively. FB touches 90, can put it anywhere he wants. Out pitch is a big CB w/ late bite.
 167William StartupU GeorgiaLHPL/L6'0"1901984-08-044YR 
 168Reid EngelLewis-Palmer HSCFL/R6'2"1751987-05-07HS 
 169Zachary KroenkeU Nebraska LincolnLHPR/L6'3"2101984-04-214YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Tall, ML pitchers frame. Sloping shoulders. Strong thighs and legs. FB runs from 88-90 mph. Commands both sides of the plate. Strikes out hitters. Slider w/ tight, sharp rotation is his out pitch.
 170Mitchell BoggsU GeorgiaRHPR/R6'3"1951984-02-154YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Body similar to Roger Clemens. Strong and very athletic. Fairly easy delivery. Hop life on FB. Will be able to work upstairs, occasional cut life. Slider potential out pitch.
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