Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Signing News and Minor League Update

Signing news from the Phillies:

#5 OF Quintin Berry, 21, San Diego State, San Diego, CA
#7 1B Charlie Yarbrough, 21, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, VA
#8 OF TJ Warren, 17, Bethel High School, Vallejo, CA
#11 RHP Jarrod Freeman, 18, Alta High School, Sandy, UT
#12 OF Darin McDonald, 18, Cherry Creek High School, Englewood, CO
#13 SS Zachary Penprase, 21, Mississippi Valley State, Moorpark, CA
#14 OF Kenneth Milner, 22, University of Kansas, Olathe, KS
#16 3B Cody Montgomery, 22, Dallas Baptist University, Longmont, CO
#19 RHP Robert Roth, 17, Lewiston High School, Lewiston, ID
#21 OF Jacob Dempsey, 22, Winthrop University, Moyock, NC
#22 RHP Ben Pfinsgraff, 22, University of Maryland, Annapolis, MD
#23 C Shawn McGill, 22, Boston College, Wakefield, RI
#24 RHP Garet Hill, 22, Biola University, Chino, CA
#25 RHP William Mohl, 22, Tulane University, Conroe, TX
#26 RHP William Savage, 21, University of Oklahoma, West Hills, CA
#27 RHP John Brownell, 23, University of Oklahoma, Omaha, NE
#28 3B Herman Demmink, 22, Clemson University, Fort Mill, SC
#29 C Michael Fuentes, 22, Coastal Carolina University, Miami, FL
#30 OF William Capps, 23, Texas Tech University, Southlake, TX
#32 C Alan Robbins, 22, Winthrop University, Bridgeport, WV
#33 SS Mike Deveaux, 22, Georgia Col. & St. University, Milledgeville, GA

Assigned to the Batavia Muckdogs of the New-York Penn League are:

#6 LHP Daniel Brauer, 22, Northwestern University, Wheaton, IL
#17 OF Jay Miller, 22, Washington State University, Bellevue, WA

Signing news from the Inquirer:

The Phillies have signed more than half their 50 draft picks and are scheduled to meet tonight with first-round pick Kyle Drabek and his family in their Texas home.

"I think we did the most homework of any club involving Kyle, and we've been up front and honest from the get-go," scouting director Marti Wolever said. "We tend to continue that way, and hopefully that will expedite things and get him on his way. I'd like to get them all going and get a full season under their belts."

The Phillies came to an agreement yesterday morning with shortstop Adrian Cardenas, their sandwich pick between the first and second rounds. They also have signed righthander Andrew Carpenter (second round), shortstop Jason Donald (third round), outfielder Quintin Berry (fifth round), lefthander Daniel Brauer (sixth round), first baseman Charlie Yarbrough (seventh round) and outfielder T.J. Warren (eighth round).

Wolever said he is fairly optimistic that they are close with fourth-round pick D'Arby Myers, an outfielder from Westchester High School in Los Angeles.

Picks 1, 4, 9, 10, 15, 18, 20, and 31 remain unsigned as far as the guys taken in the first 33 rounds of the draft go. 1 and 4 (Drabek and Myers) could be close. The rest are a bit more up in the air - I think 9 and 10 (Andrew Cruse and Sam Walls) will sign, but have serious doubts over the remaining 4 picks. Signing Riley Cooper at 15 would be a huge shock and an extremely pleasant surprise, but it isn't anything to count on. Michael Dubee at 18 is a guy to watch - call it a hunch, but I am more optimistic than most that a deal will get worked out. Only time will tell...on to the minors...

AAA Scranton-WB

  • Josh Kroeger: DL
  • Danny Sandoval: 1-4, K, SB (1)
  • Brennan King: 2-3, 2B, R, HBP, SB (4)
  • Carlos Ruiz: 1-4, R
  • Travis Minix: 0.1 IP 1 H 0 ER 0 BB 0 K

AA Reading

  • Michael Bourn: 2-5, 2 R, 3 K, 2 SB (23)
  • Jason Jaramillo: 1-4, K
  • Tim Moss: 1-4, HR, RBI, R, K
  • Angel Chavez: 2-4, 2B, R, BB, CS (2), 2 E (4)
  • Daniel Haigwood: 6 IP 7 H 3 R 2 ER 3 BB 4 K
Reading had an exciting 10th inning win in their big game held at CBP down in South Philly...the two best prospects on the field for the R-Phils held their own (Haigwood and Bourn)...

High A Clearwater

  • No game...doubleheader today

Low A Lakewood

  • Greg Golson: 0-4, 2 K
  • Welinson Baez: 1-4, 2B, RBI, R, 2 K
  • Lou Marson: 1-4, R, K
  • Jeremy Slayden: 3-4
  • Clay Harris: 0-4, 2 K
  • Justin Blaine: 1.1 IP 2 H 0 ER 0 BB 1 K
  • Andy Barb (S, 8): 1.2 IP 1 H 1 ER 0 BB 4 K

Slayden turns 24 on July 28…he’s hitting .324/.403/.511 in low A...time for the rare and beautiful in-season, double jump promotion so this kid gets some AA at bats before he hits 30...


Blogger Adam said...

Will anyone catch up to the Mets? It's over for the Braves, unless drastic moves are made. Their pitching staff today will not be able to suffice a divisional title, hell we can't even get a win.

3:26 PM  
Blogger XXX said...

Man, I feel for you. As much as it scares me to say it (what with the possibility of jinxing myself or something), I gotta do it - the Braves are in big, big trouble.

8:19 PM  

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