Who do you want the Cubs to pick in the second and later rounds of the draft?
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:13 AM
Below is a list of out unproltected prospects who I could see teams showing some degree of interest in.
Starlin Peralta & Jose Rosarioa pair of 22 year olds who have never pitched above Low A with mediocre at best stats. Still, the stuff has been touted for a while now, and teams could take a chance. It's hard to imagine him making it a full season on a big league roster, but hey, we managed to keep Lendy Castillo and the albino fellow we Rule 5d in 2009. Or maybe 2010.
Michael Burgess-2007 Supp. 1st round pick. Acquired from nats in Gorzolanny trade. Nice power, meh OBP. Seemed to be pulling something together last season. I could see someone picking him, maybe even stashing him on their bench for lefty power through the season.
Casey Weathers-the other guy we got in the Colvin trade. 2007 1st round pick, 8th overall. Poor mand Carlos Marmol. Great stuff, though rarely is it near the plate.
Greg Rohan-Versatile, solid bat: .282/.349/.491 between Daytona, Tennessee, and Iowa last season. Plays 3B, 1B, and OF. could be a DeRosa. at 26, he's more likely a LaFoxPauir with a bit more defensive versatility. Someone could show interest. Then again, I'm assuming that most teams have a few of him throughout their farm system.
Frank Batista-Has put up solid numbers as a closer between Daytona and Tennessee the past 2 years, but struggled in his stint with Iowa last year. He doesn't seem to K enough guys to be a big league closer.
Marcus Hatley&TyRelle Harris-a pair of seemingly big league ready RH bullpen arms. Someone could take one. Then again, there's likely no shortage of these types available in the Rule 5 or as cheap free agents.
Marcello Carenno: The young, high ceiling arm we acquired for Jeff Baker. It would be a shame to lose him without ever really seeing him. He's listed as our #19 prospect by MLB.com. Another guy I could see taken and stuck in the back of someone's pen for the season.
Dae-Eun Rhee-seemingly bounced back from TJS in 2011, but took a dip in 2012. Less of a sure thing than Struck to a team looking for a big league ready guy, the ceiling is much higher. This being said, I believe he was unprotected last season after a much better season and was left untouched.
Nick Struck-I don't know how many comparable pitchers are out there via Rule 5, but to a team looking for back end starter candidates, he'd be a pretty safe pickup.
Jeffrey Antigua: great stuff, K rates. Was demoted from AA to Peaoria last season for unknown (to me anyway) reasons and remained there.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:55 PM
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