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2005 First-Year Player Draft Tracker
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 201Anthony CuppsU MississippiRHPR/R6'3"1981983-05-314YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: RHP that is similar to Charles Nagy in terms of build. FB has effective movement and velocity. CB has a good downward plane w/ an occasionally tight rotation. Also throws slider and circle change.
 202Brent FisherTolleson Union HSLHPL/L6'2"1851987-08-06HS 
 203Robert RohrbaughClemson ULHPR/L6'2"1901983-12-284YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Sneaks a high-80s FB to either side of the plate w/ good tailing action to LHH. Has a 3/4 CB w/ late dive and a change-up w/ a tail on it.
 204Michael DanielUNC Chapel HillOFL/R6'4"1851984-08-174YR 
 205Michael BrantleyFort Pierce Central HSCFL/L6'2"1801987-05-15HS 
COMMENT: Great athletic frame, lean muscles, strong wrists and forearms. Makes contact, drives ball from gap to gap. Has strength for future home run power. Good reactions to fly balls, takes proper angles and routes. Aggressive on bases, has good instincts. Good looking athlete. Son of Mickey Brantley, current Blue Jays coach.
 206Robert RayTexas A&M URHPR/R6'5"1901984-01-214YR 
COMMENT: Tall and lanky. RHP w/ a loose arm. Arm action is loose and easy. Makings of a good CB.
 207Geoff StricklandFlorida Southern ColSSS/R5'10"1801984-07-014YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Switch-hitter w/ a line drive stroke from both sides of the plate. Will get a lot of doubles. Versatile INF w/ good defensive actions. Soft hands and a good first step. Plays hard and has a good work ethic.
 208Michael WlodarczykBoston ColLHPL/L6'5"2301982-12-024YR 
COMMENT: Big, sturdy pitcher. Stays tall and balanced through delivery. Throws the ball on a downward trajectory. Can put his FB on either corner. CB gets better as game moves along, w/ a good 3/4 tilt and nice rotation.
 209Jonathon NieseDefiance Sr HSLHPL/L6'3"1901986-10-27HS 
COMMENT: Good kid. Has a good idea of what pitching is about. FB sits in upper-80s w/ the usual late movement LH have. CB is his out pitch w/ good downward action and late bite. Circle change is deceptive.
 210Patrick FiniganSouthern Illinois U CarboRHPR/R6'0"1851982-09-304YR 
COMMENT: Medium, compact frame. Square shoulders. Line drive, solid contact. Sprays ball to all fields. Soft, sure hands. Runs hard to first base. Good instincts for the game. Outstanding makeup. Also reported on as RHS.
 211Justin VaclavikU HoustonRHPR/R6'0"1801984-05-274YR 
COMMENT: Strong, quick arm. FB usually comes in between 88-91. Can give it a tail or some sink. Quality out pitch w/ 3/4 tilt slider w/ a tight, sharp break. Can throw it for strikes.
 212Brandon RobertsCal Poly San Luis ObispoCFL/R6'0"1851984-11-094YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Lean and athletic build. Bat speed is above average and usually gets the barrel on the ball w/ level swing. Gap power, pulls home runs and can also bunt for a base hit. Great base stealing potential. Real run-saver in CF.
 213Robert AndrewsCal St FullertonCFR/R6'0"2001983-12-234YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Strong athletic frame. Similar to Reggie Sanders. Quick, compact stroke w/ gap power potential. Best athlete on team w/ solid average speed. Defensive skills continue to improve.
 214James DetersCalvin ColRHPR/R6'3"1851983-06-044YR 
 215Daniel CortesGarey HSRHPR/R6'5"2051987-03-04HS 
COMMENT: Tall, wiry, lean frame. Similar to Bronson Arroyo. Quick fairly loose arm. Turns over two-seam FB for sink action down & in. Young fresh arm. Good athlete
 216Christopher LerouxWinthrop URHPL/R6'6"2101984-04-144YR 
COMMENT: Medium-large frame. Angular build. Well-defined body. Similar to Aaron Sele. Working FB near-plus w/ potential for increased strikeouts. Occasional change w/ useable deception. Plenty of CB velocity, high 3/4 angle w/ big break.
 217Jermaine WilliamsLos Angeles HSCFR/R6'3"2101987-03-25HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Plus strength generates good bat speed w/ power to all fields. Loft in his swing. Has some home run promise. Aggressive hitter that doesn't cheat himself w/ swings. Playable arm w/ plenty of carry on throws. Good kid and a hard worker.
 218William VenablePrinceton UOFL/L6'2"2051982-10-294YR 
 219Jacob RasnerEarl Wooster HSRHPR/R6'5"1901986-12-04HS 
 220David TaylorBaylor ULHPR/L6'2"2001982-11-124YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Competitive LHP w/ tall frame and long limbs. FB tails and sinks from RHH. Throws a good breaking CB and strong change. Will be effective against LHH.
 221Kevin BunchSerrano HSRHPR/R6'5"2151986-11-04HS56K | 350K
COMMENT: Large, heavy boned, angular frame. Broad, rounded shoulders. Similar to Derek Lowe. Strong, powerful, fluid, easy arm. Throws on downhill plane. Sharp, downer CB when he gets out front. Deceptive late sink action w/ circle change. Converted catcher.
 222Joseph DycheLewis & Clark St ColCFR/R6'1"1851982-10-274YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Tall frame. Lean, wiry build. Similar to ex-ML Bob Dernier. Short, quick inside-out swing. Strides to pitcher. Uses whole field, puts ball in play. Line drive approach to utilize plus speed. Can bunt, steal. Glider open bases, in field. Defensively closes quickly.
 223Robert RomeroGrayson County ColRHPR/R5'10"1901985-03-28JR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Quick, loose arm. Delivers an explosive FB to the zone. Throws a sinking split-finger change-up as his off-speed pitch. Aggressive approach and attacks the strike zone w/ all pitches.
 224Timothy JohnsonWissahickon Senior HSSSR/R6'1"1801986-10-15HS 
 225Gregory YersichAndrean HSCR/R6'0"2051986-10-07HS 
 226Christopher HobdyMonterey HSRHPR/R6'4"2101986-12-16HS 
COMMENT: Very tall frame. Long, lanky limbs. Similar in appearance to ex-ML Richie Allen. Loose, quick arm. Natural sinking action on FB. Hard, tight slider w/ late 3/4 depth. Also throws slower, 3/4-breaking CB. Some tumble to changeup.
 227Brandon MonkLa Grange HS2BR/R5'11"1801987-02-22HS 
 228Yahmed YemaFlorida International URFL/L6'0"1951984-09-034YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Medium build. Athletic. Strength throughout frame. Round shoulders. Similar to Johnny Damon. Generates bat speed through the zone. Gap-to-gap, line-drive hitter. Runs well 1st to 3rd. Soft hands. Good glove actions. Arm strength w/ carry on throws. Hard worker.
 229Garrett PattersonU OklahomaLHPL/L6'2"2201982-05-114YR56K | 350K
COMMENT: Large frame. Broad shoulders. Thick body, legs. Similar to Denny Neagle. Power southpaw. Loose arm. FB velocity consistently above avg., occasional better w/ riding life. CB rotation tight at times, 3/4 downer break. Physically mature.
 230Nicholas StavinohaLouisiana St URFR/R6'2"2151982-05-034YR 
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