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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw03
    Brandt Sanders was just offered and will more than likely sign a free agent contract with the Cleveland Indians. He will report to their rookie league affiliate in Burlington, North Carolina later this month.
    Great! I like Brandt and hope him the best.

    Move on up

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    Default Re: 2nd day of MLB draft

    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw03
    Brandt Sanders was just offered and will more than likely sign a free agent contract with the Cleveland Indians. He will report to their rookie league affiliate in Burlington, North Carolina later this month.
    Thanks Scott and best of luck to Brandt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw03
    Brandt Sanders was just offered and will more than likely sign a free agent contract with the Cleveland Indians. He will report to their rookie league affiliate in Burlington, North Carolina later this month.
    Scott, Please tell Brandt best of luck from us!

    I found a list of State of Lousiana players drafted this week.

    2006 Draft: Players From Louisiana

    Players signed indicated in Bold



    Round Overall Team Player Position School Bonus

    2 58 BAL Ryan Adams ss Jesuit HS, New Orleans
    Adams led Jesuit High to the Louisiana 5-A championship in 2005, providing key homers in both the semifinals and finals. After leaving Jesuit last fall in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he returned to help the Blue Jays reach the semifinals this spring. Adams is an offensive middle infielder with outstanding hand-eye coordination, the result in part of playing hours of ping-pong. He uses the entire field, controls the strike zone and should have at least gap power. Currently a shortstop, Adams' range and arm fit better at second base. He has the hands and instincts to be an above-average defender at that position. His talent should make him a second- or third-round pick, but Adams' repeated hamstring problems may give teams pause. While he has added strength, he has lost speed (going from 6.7 to 6.9 seconds in the 60-yard dash) and flexibility, and he has been sidelined several times by his hamstring since his junior season. The injuries and the situation in Louisiana have made it difficult to get a good look at Adams this spring, and he can attend Louisiana State if he doesn't like his pro offer.

    2S 76 STL Mark Hamilton 1b Tulane
    Hamilton doesn't generate as much buzz as might be expected from a slugger with 16 homers this spring and 13 over the last two summers in the Cape Cod League. Hamilton offers significant power and has been willing to accept walks when other teams opt not to challenge him. Of the rest of his tools, only his hitting ability is close to average. He has come a long way at the plate from his freshman year, when he batted .227 and had laser eye surgery at midseason. Hamilton is a marginal defender at first base, and his arm and speed are below-average. Some scouts believe he won't handle adversity well, though that's not entirely fair considering how he has rebounded from a slow start in his draft year. His lefthanded power alone merits second- or third-round consideration, but his choice of Scott Boras as his adviser clouds his signability. If Hamilton seeks more than slot money, he could plummet.

    9 258 COL Will Harris rhp Louisiana State
    10 306 MIN Jared Mitchell of Westgate HS, New Iberia, La.
    The beauty of Mitchell as a prospect is in the eye of the beholder. Scouts who love him describe him as a premium athlete who will learn to hit, while others think he's more of a football player with questionable baseball aptitude. The Louisiana 5-A football MVP last fall after rushing and passing for more than 1,500 yards each as a senior, he's projected to move from quarterback to wide receiver if he follows through on a Louisiana State football scholarship. While football has occupied most of Mitchell's time and his baseball skills are raw as a result, he does have a quick bat and can drive the ball to all fields. He needs to learn to turn on pitches, and he has shown the ability to make adjustments by incorporating a trigger into his swing. He does have raw power, though he probably won't hit many homers early in his pro career. A 6.3- to 6.4-second runner in the 60-yard dash, Mitchell is a plus defender in center field. He has a below-average arm but did show an 86-87 mph fastball as a 14-year-old before building up muscle for football. Unlike other top football/baseball prospects such as Washington's Jake Locker and Mississippi's Justin Woodall, Mitchell likes baseball and will entertain turning pro out of high school.

    11 338 OAK Jason Fernandez rhp Louisiana-Lafayette
    12 361 WAS Cole Kimball rhp Centenary College

    13 393 SD Michael Epping of New Orleans

    After hitting .270 with two steals as a part-time starter in 2005, outfielder Mike Epping batted .400 with 42 swipes as a senior this spring. He has a fluid swing, plus speed and good instincts.

    14 417 ARI Chad Beck rhp Louisiana-Lafayette
    Louisiana-Lafayette boasts two of the state's top college pitchers in righthanders Jason Fernandez and Chad Beck. Fernandez is the only draft-eligible member among the Cajuns' top four pitchers, all of whom finished with sub-3.00 ERAs. He has an 88-92 mph fastball and a good slider. Beck originally signed with Louisiana-Lafayette as a football player and wound up at Panola (Texas) Junior College before joining the Cajuns this season. He has better pure stuff than Fernandez, throwing in the low 90s, but doesn't have nearly the same command. Beck's younger brother Casey, a righthander at San Jacinto (Texas) Junior College, is one of the draft's top juco prospects.

    17 526 STL Nathan Southard of Tulane
    19 570 TOR Matt Liuzza c Louisiana State
    19 572 MIL Lee Haydel cf Riverside Academy, Coushatta, La.
    22 650 PIT Miles Durham of Northwestern State
    25 757 PHI Billy Mohl rhp Tulane
    32 952 DET Rudy Darrow rhp Nicholls State
    33 1000 ATL Jordan Poirrier ss Riverside Academy, Coushatta, La.
    34 1029 HOU John Anderson rhp Captain Shreve HS, Shreveport, La.
    35 1060 ATL Aroyo Fleming rhp Central HS, Baton Rouge, La.
    36 1084 NYM Edgar Ramirez rhp Louisiana State
    37 1097 KC Kaleb Harst c St. Thomas Moore HS
    37 1114 NYM Joshua Stinson rhp Northwood HS
    38 1149 HOU Casey Anderson c West Quacita HS, West Monroe, La.
    40 1205 FLA Tony Suarez rhp Southeastern Louisiana
    42 1258 TEX Lance West of Captain Shreve HS, Shreveport, La.
    43 1277 COL Bryan Jaeger of Louisiana State-Eunice JC
    44 1323 FLA T.J. Forrest rhp Haughton (La.) HS
    47 1401 ARI David Mixon rhp ULM
    50 1476 COL Jamie Johnson of West Ouachita HS, West Monroe, La.

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    Default Re: 2nd day of MLB draft

    Thanks for the post, but I would still like to know if any of our recruits were drafted and if so, are they going to sign.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw03
    Brandt Sanders was just offered and will more than likely sign a free agent contract with the Cleveland Indians. He will report to their rookie league affiliate in Burlington, North Carolina later this month.
    Did you pitch for Acadiana High School? If so, this is E-5.

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    Default Re: 2nd day of MLB draft

    Quote Originally Posted by cajunproud
    Thanks for the post, but I would still like to know if any of our recruits were drafted and if so, are they going to sign.
    Well, let's see. You have the list of draftees, and, above that, you have the list of recruits.

    But, I'll take care of it. None of the signees were drafted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdofParadise
    Well, let's see. You have the list of draftees, and, above that, you have the list of recruits.

    But, I'll take care of it. None of the signees were drafted.
    Thanks for letting me know what the paper should have told us over the last couple of days.

    However, I have no idea what you mean when you say above the list of draftees are a list of recruits. There is no deliniation on the list posted by Dad04 as to who is a recruit/signee and what school they signe with.

    But thanks for the smart a#$ response anyway.

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    Default Re: 2nd day of MLB draft

    Quote Originally Posted by cajunproud
    Did you pitch for Acadiana High School? If so, this is E-5.
    Nope. I played shortstop at Centerville and walked on at Nicholls in '82.

    Thanks to everyone for their good wishes and support.

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    On a very random note, I'd like to say that a guy from my high school (The Woodlands High School, TX) named Kyle Drabek was the #18 draft pick (strait out of high school) by the Phillies. At the young age of 18 he's headed to the big league.

    The Woodlands HS Baseball team finished the season with a #1 national ranking.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BrentAlmand
    On a very random note, I'd like to say that a guy from my high school (The Woodlands High School, TX) named Kyle Drabek was the #18 draft pick (strait out of high school) by the Phillies. At the young age of 18 he's headed to the big league.

    The Woodlands HS Baseball team finished the season with a #1 national ranking.
    He's the son of former major leaguer Doug Drabek. Pretty good genes there.

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    That's correct. His dad, Doug Drabek, was a cy-young winner who played for the astros. A pretty good private coach to grow up with!


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