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Draft 2008
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PickTeamPlayerSchoolPosB/THtWtDOBClass
96Kimbrel, CraigWallace State CCRHPR/R5'11"2051988-05-28J2400K
106Adams, DavidU Virginia2BR/R6'02"2051987-05-15JR400K
Comments: The University of Virginia has become a good proving ground for legit pro prospects in recent years, and while Adams isn't Ryan Zimmerman, he should do pretty well in this year's Draft. A solid hard-nosed type, he gets the ultimate praise from scouts as being a real "baseball player." He's hit in the past, but didn't fare so well this season, which might affect him somewhat, but likely not too much.
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85Fife, StephenU UtahRHPR/R6'03"2101986-10-04JR400K
93Russell, KyleU Texas AustinRFL/L6'05"1901986-06-27JR400K
108Weiland, KyleU Notre DameRHPL/R6'04"1951986-09-12JR400K
98Pribanic, BenjaminU Nebraska LincolnRHPR/R6'04"2001986-09-01JR400K
Comments: A junior college transfer, Pribanic has opened some eyes this spring as Nebraska's Sunday starter. With a big leg kick, he's run his fastball up to 94 mph and shown the ability to throw an average changeup and slider. A strong competitor, he doesn't have much of a track record to go from, but if he pitches this well all season, that won't matter.
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101Tekotte, BlakeU MiamiCFL/R5'11"1801987-05-24JR400K
99Green, ScottU KentuckyRHPR/R6'07"2401985-08-10SR400K
Comments: Green turned down a large bonus offer a year ago when the Red Sox drafted him in the 15th round, hoping he'd have a strong junior season and vault himself into the first round. Whether he sees that kind of money again remains to be seen, but his performance, one that's seen him taken from the rotation and nearly buried in the bullpen at Kentucky, doesn't point to a guy who's going to go early. That being said, his size and arm strength will still be enough to intrigue someone to take a chance.
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89Murphy, TimothyUC Los AngelesLHPL/L6'02"2051987-05-07JR400K
Comments: College lefties are always of interest come Draft time and this Draft class does not have a ton to offer. Murphy offers up a four-pitch repertoire that he mixes well to keep hitters guessing. His stuff isn't off the charts, but he has a good idea of how to pitch and is a battler on the mound. If he can clean up some mechanical problems, he can become a durable strike-throwing starter at the next level.
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78Jefferies, JacobUC DavisCL/R6'02"2001987-10-30JR400K
Comments: Not on the map to start the season, Jefferies has had a tremendous junior campaign and has been steadily moving up the ladder all year. A terrific contact hitter who almost never strikes out, he hasn't shown much power. Defensively, he's pretty good, though the arm is fringy. Whichever team sees more arm or more power in the future will likely be the one to take him.
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84Stewart, ZacharyTexas Tech URHPR/R6'02"2051986-09-28JR400K
Comments: College closers have become all the rage lately, with some getting drafted early every year. Stewart could be in that group in 2008. The Texas Tech reliever relies on a plus fastball and slider and commands both power offerings well. He's got the kind of makeup you want in a short reliever, a guy who is very aggressive and goes right after hitters. The stuff plus the mentality could push Stewart into early-round consideration.
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82Kieschnick, RogerTexas Tech URFL/R6'03"2151987-01-21JR400K
Comments: Kieschnick is a potential five-tool corner outfielder who could hit for power and steal a few bases. He plays a fearless outfield, getting to plenty of balls and showing off a good arm at times. The one knock is an issue with his mechanics at the plate that concerns some about his hitting ability at the next level. Still, an aggressive college outfielder -- in a weak class of outfielders -- who has those tools should get plenty of interest.
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81Hoes, JeromeSt Johns HS (MD)2BR/R6'01"1990-03-05HS400K
107Phelps, RobertStanford U2BS/R6'02"2001987-01-23JR400K
79Mercer, JordyOklahoma St USSR/R6'03"1901986-08-27JR400K
103Weatherford, AaronMississippi St URHPR/R6'01"1891986-12-19JR400K
88Davidson, CharlesMilton HS (GA)OFL/R6'05"2221990-01-14HS400K
97Carpenter, ChristopherKent St URHPR/R6'04"2151985-12-26SR400K
80Sample, TylerJ K Mullen Prep School (CO)RHPR/R6'07"1989-06-27HS400K
Comments: If you're looking for a big right-hander with power stuff, Sample might be your guy. He's got a fastball that cranks up to 95 mph and a hammer curve. He doesn't use the change much, but it should be a pitch for him in the future. He's never going to be an above-average command guy, but he should throw enough strikes to be successful. He might be a bit of a project, but at 6-foot-7 with that kind of stuff, someone will be willing to try and see it through.
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91Vasquez, ErnestDurango HS (NV)SSR/R5'11"1751989-02-26HS400K
Comments: Vasquez played in his first game of the season at the end of March because he was academically ineligible. When he's on the field, he shows a bat that could translate into a .270 hitter with 20-25 home run pop down the line. He has well below-average speed, which turns some off when considering him as a shortstop, but he's got the arm and the actions to stay there for now. If he fills out, he could handle a move to third, both with the glove and what's expected from that position offensively, in the future.
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105Chaffee, RyanChipola JCRHPR/R6'02"2001988-05-18J2
102Worley, VanceCal St Long BeachRHPR/R6'02"2201987-09-25JR400K
95Liebel, AndrewCal St Long BeachRHPR/R6'01"1951986-03-22SR400K
Comments: College seniors are always intriguing draftees, largely because they appear to be easier signs, and Liebel could be among the first to hear his name called. Long Beach State's Friday starter has competed well, averaging nearly eight innings per start, despite having just average stuff across the board. He does have a pretty good idea of how to pitch and that, along with his competitive nature, should be enough to get him drafted.
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87Espinosa, DanielCal St Long BeachSSS/R6'00"1901987-04-25JR400K
Comments: Yes, it's another shortstop courtesy of Long Beach State. This one doesn't have quite the offensive skill set that his predecessors had, but he can handle the bat a little bit. Defensively, he's got outstanding instincts and a plus arm. He may not go as high as Crosby, Tulo and Longoria did, but he's sure to garner plenty of interest.
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94Schafer, LoganCal Poly San Luis ObispoCFL/L6'01"1701986-09-08SR400K
86Morel, BrentCal Poly San Luis Obispo3BR/R6'01"2201987-04-21JR400K
83Olmos, EdgarBirmingham HS (CA)LHPL/L6'05"1801990-04-12HS400K
100Nieuwenhuis, KirkAzusa Pacific UCFL/R6'03"2101987-08-07JR
90Paramore, PrestonArizona St UCS/R6'02"2051986-10-30JR400K
Comments: These numbers may sum him up: In his first two seasons, he committed four total errors and walked 17 times more than he struck out. While he has a good game plan and handles the bat fine, particularly from the right side, it's his all-around defensive acumen that should interest scouts the most.
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104Eichhorn, KevinAptos HS (CA)RHPR/R6'00"1701990-02-06HS400K
Comments: A huge start in front of a large audience at the National Classic in late March certainly didn't hurt, but Eichhorn will have to work past the "undersized righty" stigma. He does have two decent offerings, plus command and poise to help him with that, as well as good bloodlines -- his father Mark spent 11 seasons in the bigs. A few years at Santa Clara might not hurt, but that will depend on when he's drafted.
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