06/08/2007 9:07 PM ET
Cleveland selected 48 players in the '07 First-Year Player Draft
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians today announced their selections from the entire 2007 First-Year Player Draft.
With their first three pick on day one, the Indians selected INF BEAU MILLS with the 13th overall selection in the first round, LHP T.J. McFARLAND in the 4th round (137th overall) and RHP JONATHAN HOLT in the 5th round (167th overall). The Indians did not have selections in the second or third rounds due to the free agent signings of Roberto Hernandez and David Dellucci.
Mills, 20, is a 6-3, 205 pound left-handed hitting infielder, who just completed his Junior Season at Lewis-Clark State (Idaho). He batted .458 (110-240) with 100 runs scored, 22 doubles, 1 triple, 38 home runs,123 RBI and 6 stolen bases in 62 games as he was named the NAIA Player of the Year. He set a new NAIA single-season record with 38 home runs and helped Lewis-Clark State defend their NAIA National Championship. Mills, the son of current Boston Red Sox Bench Coach Brad Mills, spent 2 years at Fresno State University before transferring to Lewis-Clark State.
Mills, the son of current Boston Red Sox Bench Coach Brad Mills, spent 2 years at Fresno State University before transferring to Lewis-Clark State. He batted .319 with 22HR and 63RBI in 59 games as a freshman while being named to the WAC 1st team and also the conference Freshman of the Year. During his sophomore season with the Bulldogs, he hit .355 with 20 doubles, 14 home runs and 58RBI in 52 games as he led the team in hits, doubles and RBI and tied for the team lead in home runs.
This marks the 2nd time the Visalia, California native has been drafted. He was drafted out of Golden West High School (Visalia, CA) in the 44th round of the 2004 MLB draft by the Boston Red Sox.
McFarland, 18, was selected in the 4th round (137th overall) from Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Street Palos Hills, Illinois. The 6-3, 190 pound left-handed pitcher, struck out 103 while walking just 13 in 66.2 innings this year, while limiting opposing hitters to a .115 average against as he helped the Charger's advance to the Class AA sectionals semifinal. McFarland earlier this year signed a letter of intent to play at the University of Missouri.
Holt, 21, was selected in the 5th round with the 167th overall pick out of the University of Tampa. A 6-2, 210 pound right-handed pitcher who just completed his Junior season, was recently named the Most Outstanding Player at the 2007 NCAA II Baseball Championships while guiding the Spartans to their second consecutive National Title. This year he was 4-2 with 19 saves and a 1.64 ERA (66.0IP, 42H, 12ER) in 31 appearances/2 starts. He limited opponents to a .179 batting average while striking out 79 and walking just 4 batters. Holt made 2 starts in his final 2 appearances of the season and tossed a complete game allowing just 1 earned run on six hits while striking out 8 and not walking a batter in the NCAA II National Championship game against Columbus State.
On the second day of the draft, the Indians drafted 1B BO GREENWELL in the 6th round from Riverdale High School in Florida. Greenwell is the son of former Major Leaguer Mike Greenwell.