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STATE OF THE CUBS FARM PART 2...beyond BA's top 31, some sleepers from last years draft
Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:10 PM
NEFTALI ROSARIO-C Drafted in the sixth round last year, this 18 year old catcher showed promise in 25 games in the Arizona Rookie League. He posted an .842 OPS, with a .293 average and 3 HR's.
MICHAEL JENSON-RHP This 21 year old drafted out of small Hartnell Junior College in the 26th round had success in very limited time in the Arizona Rookie League and in Boise. He only threw 4 innings, not allowing a run and striking out 5, but his short stint in Arizona could be a sign he may find his way to high A this season.
GARRETT SCHLECT-OF 18 year old drafted in the 9th round, Schlect is another in the long line of left-handed hitting OF's the Cubs have recently tried to produce. He did post a .471 OBP in his short time in Arizona.
ANDREW MCKIRAHAN-P I am a bit surprised this 22 year old lefty has not sniffed much attention considering that after being drafted in the 21st round he struck out 23 in 16 IP, allowing only 3 ER's, in Arizona and then Boise. His quick exit from Arizona coupled with his success could possibly find him as high as AA Tennessee this year.
TREVOR GRETZKY-1B Taken in the 7th round, most experts don't project much for this 6'4 195 lb 1B. However, if you know anything about his father, Trevor becomes an interesting prospect to watch. The "Babe Ruth" of hockey was not blessed with size or speed, but his uncanny intangibles in hockey made him the greatest of all time. You would think some of that would have to rub off in the backyard. I wouldn't bet against him.
Sleepers for sure, but these are the kind of players who may be on top 30 lists in the coming years.
Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:09 PM
Love the McKirahan reference. I was talking about him right after the draft, but I think I was the only one doing so. He has a chance to surprise some people.
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