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The draft concludes today with rounds 19-50. At this point everyone is a long shot to ever make it to Toronto, but youneverknow.

Here are today's picks:

Round 19: Reidier Gonzalez, RHP, St. Petersburg (Fla.) JC

Round 20: Zach Kalter, OF, Southern California

Round 21: Chris Martinez, C, St. Thomas (Fla.)

Round 22: Dennis Bigley, RHP, Oral Roberts

Round 23: Manuel Garcia, RHP, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Toa Baja, P.R.

Round 24: Alex McRobbie, RHP, UC Santa Barbara

Round 25: Philip Carey, SS, A.B. Lucas HS, London, Ontario

Round 26: Steven Bernhard, SS, Central Florida

Round 27: Robert Nicoll, RHP, UConn -Avery Point

Round 28: Scott Byrnes, RHP, Purdue

Round 29: John Roberts, OF, Pryor (Okla.) HS

Round 30: Trent Luyster, LHP, Ohio State

Round 31: Jason Riley, C, North HS, Riverside, Calif.

Round 32: Matt Cooksey, OF, George Mason

Round 33: Jeff Tobin, LHP, U. of British Columbia

Round 34: Marc Thurman, LHP, Westlake HS

Round 35: Derek Tarapacki, RHP, Yavapai College

Round 36: Hector Delagillo, RHP, U Incarnate World

Round 37: Christopher Looze, 1B, George Mason

Round 38: Adam DiMichaele, RHP, Okaloosa Walton CC

Round 39: Joshua Celigoy, 1B, Lewis & Clark College

Round 40: Albert Quintana, C, Cal St Northridge

Round 41: Eric Oxio, LF, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy HS

Round 42: Brett Wallace, 1B, Justin-Siena HS

Round 43: Thomas Falkenback, RHP, Florida

Round 44: Eric Larson, CF, Brown

Round 45: Michael Barbara,RHP, St Petersburg JC

Round 46: Corey Weglin,RHP, Sacramento CC

Round 47: Kyle Thornton,RHP, Odessa College

Round 48: Kevin Denis-Fortier,1B, Edward Montpetit HS

Round 49: Nicholas Nordgren, CF, Jefferson HS

Round 50: Brian Mooney, LHP, Walt Whitman HS

Forty-nine picks are in the book and that concludes the Draft Class of 2005.
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Pistol - Wednesday, June 08 2005 @ 01:04 PM EDT (#119116) #
I'm working today, and DraftTracker doesn't work here (damn firewalls!), so if anyone would like to list the picks made it'd be appreciated.
Magpie - Wednesday, June 08 2005 @ 01:11 PM EDT (#119118) #
Everyone is indeed a long shot, but youneverknow because there are in fact future major leaguers even in the late, late rounds. I have all this handy from my work on last night's Game Report, and I hate to waste a single bit of research, so... last night, the Cubs had, either in uniform or on the DL, players drafted in the following rounds:

17 - Glendon Rusch
23 - Chad Fox
29 - Cliff Bartosh
32 - Joe Borowski

And the Jays had:

17 - Reed Johnson, Eric Hinske, Gregg Zaun
22 - Ken Huckaby
23 - Ted Lilly
26 - Corey Koskie
33 - Jason Frasor
34 - Chad Gaudin
43 - Orlando Hudson
45 - Frank Menechino
55 - Justin Speier

There were four 17th rounders dressed last night, and just one (Guess, everybody!) second-rounder.

This strikes me as a splendid opportunity to salute Pistol for his fabulous work on the Draft. It is possible that he knows more about the future than I know about the past, and that is deeply, deeply disturbing. And let me also hail the contribution of all the other Bauxites who have contributed to the threads. We have some pretty special readers here. I get to just relax and learn from the lot of you. It's been a pleasure and a privilege. Thanks to all of you.

Brent S - Wednesday, June 08 2005 @ 01:14 PM EDT (#119119) #
19. Reidier Gonzalez RHP - St. Petersburg JC
20. Zachary Kalter - U Southern California (listed as an OF, but his stats indicate that he's likely be a RHP)
21. Christopher Martinez C - St. Thomas U

The MLB scouting report on Martinez indicates that he has only been catching full time for one year, so there might be a chance that one of the Jays' area scouts saw something special ala Kevin Cash. He also plays 1B and OF.

Ducey - Wednesday, June 08 2005 @ 01:29 PM EDT (#119123) #
My guess for a late round pick (say #42) is Aric Van Gaalen of Edmonton. He has been drafted twice (16th in 2002, 37th in 2003) by the Jays. I am not sure why he never signed. He took a year off baseball, is playing in the futures league, and is back eligible for the draft. He is left handed pitcher - apparently JP likes them.
R Billie - Wednesday, June 08 2005 @ 01:45 PM EDT (#119125) #
I don't think JP is involved much in those late stages of the draft. It's more likely the area scout likes him. Whenever you get a 6'9" lefty, people are going to be interested even if he has average stuff.

Hopefully the Jays can find a lot of interesting draft-and-follow candidates today.
Skills - Wednesday, June 08 2005 @ 01:47 PM EDT (#119127) #
I know this is completely off topic, but does anyone know how I can contact the Blue Jays front office?
Blue in SK - Wednesday, June 08 2005 @ 01:58 PM EDT (#119130) #
I would like to re-iterate Magpie's comments and thank all those who contributed to the various draft threads. All though it doesn't have the flair of other league's drafts, following along and reading the various comments makes me wonder why the draft is relatively ignored by the fans and media.

Not to go off topice, but I was wondering if anyone has some more info on a recent signee - Leance Soto. Below is Griffin's comments from The Star:

"To make up for only having one pick in the top 85 selections, the Jays had made an earlier pre-emptive strike into the Dominican market, signing prime free agent third baseman Leance Soto to a $675,000 deal."

This comment was also very encouraging -

"Good news from Jays president Paul Godfrey is that the budget for inking these amateurs is different from the $210 million promised for payroll over the next three years. "
Brent S - Wednesday, June 08 2005 @ 01:59 PM EDT (#119131) #
21. Dennis Bigley RHP - Oral Roberts U

Bigley had a 56 inning scoreless streak this season, and was only the 25th NCAA pitcher to win 40 games in a career.

Marc Hulet - Wednesday, June 08 2005 @ 02:04 PM EDT (#119133) #
Bigley only throws 86-88, with a slider and change, which is why he was drafted so low despite the solid numbers. He use to pitch up to 91 so there is hope he can get it back, according to his coach, he also said Bigley has the best command of any pitcher in the US playing at that level of baseball.

An interesting low-risk selection. I like it. At worst he could be an OK relief pitcher.
Mike Green - Wednesday, June 08 2005 @ 02:05 PM EDT (#119134) #
When I looked at video of Ricky Romero's delivery on a couple of days ago, he reminded me of someone but I couldn't put my finger on whom. This morning I decided that it was Carlos Perez.
GregH - Wednesday, June 08 2005 @ 02:11 PM EDT (#119135) #
Sorry to hijack, but I guess that since this thread is talking prospects, it's kind of relevant.

According to Lee Sinins' ATM Report today:

"The Devil Rays called up OF Reggie Taylor and designated DH Josh Phelps for assignment."

Sad, really - Josh was the first Blue Jay that my sons met in person, back in early 2003. He was great to them.
Brent S - Wednesday, June 08 2005 @ 02:11 PM EDT (#119136) #
A minor correction, Bigley was drafted in the 22nd round.

23. Manuel Garcia RHP - Puerto Rico BB Academy (HS)

To those of you with access to MLB's DraftCaster, there is scouting video of Garcia. Apparently, he has a "deceptive changeup" and shares my birthday. I like him already!

Pistol - Wednesday, June 08 2005 @ 02:24 PM EDT (#119137) #
Blue - Gerry talked with Dick Scott last week (link below) and Soto's in extended spring training. Where he goes apparently depends on who they get in the draft.
RiosGrande - Wednesday, June 08 2005 @ 02:50 PM EDT (#119142) #
why is it that all the infielders drafted are compared with Joe Randa's build?
Skills - Wednesday, June 08 2005 @ 02:52 PM EDT (#119143) #
Probably because Joe Randa is a robot. Didn't you know that?
RiosGrande - Wednesday, June 08 2005 @ 02:55 PM EDT (#119144) #
They must all have the Joe Randa smirk
Jeff Geauvreau - Wednesday, June 08 2005 @ 03:48 PM EDT (#119146) #
6'9" Pitcher Lhp Van Galen went just before the Jays pick in the 30th round.
Craig B - Wednesday, June 08 2005 @ 04:11 PM EDT (#119148) #
Randa's a classic not-tall, not-overly-stocky build, and hundreds of guys have been like him over the years. (Brook Jacoby, Edgardo Alfonzo...) The reason why every report compares the player to Randa is that whichever scout is filing these reports, probably signed or scouted Joe Randa - therefore everyone like him reminds him of his success. MLB Central scouting probably only has a limited number of scouts on these guys, and whoever is going the SEC or Big 12 or whatever is filing all these reports (Randa himself was an SEC guy, from the U of Tennessee)

Randa was signed by Wil Rutenschroer for the Royals (11th-rounder in '91 as a draft-eligible sophomore). Rutenschroer isn't a scout anymore to my knowledge, so maybe it was a cross-checker or something.
Pistol - Wednesday, June 08 2005 @ 06:27 PM EDT (#119170) #
A list of the players selected today has been added above.
Pistol - Wednesday, June 08 2005 @ 07:49 PM EDT (#119184) #
The Jays took all college players in the first 10 rounds and 31 overall.

They took HS players 13 high school players (rounds 11, 18, 23, 25, 29, 31, 34, 35, 41, 42, 48, 49, and 50).

Just 5 Junior College players were selected (rounds 15, 19, 38, 45, and 46).
Thomas - Wednesday, June 08 2005 @ 08:24 PM EDT (#119190) #
Tobin hit .343/.413/.420 as an outfielder for the UBC Thunderbirds this year and in 19 appearances, one start, compiled a 3.98 ERA with 35 K's and 14 BB's in 31.2 innings.

He's a JR from Pickering, ON, who is 6-1 and 185 pounds.
kent - Thursday, June 09 2005 @ 11:02 AM EDT (#119211) #
Bigley threw in the low 90s out of high school and until he went to Cape Cod the summer of '03. They tried to change his delivery angle and dropped his velocity. He still had a 0.55 ERA for Bourne.

He played in the Alaska League in '02 and had a 0.54 ERA, He also lead the league in Home runs (9).

In '03 he threw a complete game 3-hitter against Miami, in Coral Gables. This year he lost the matchup with Carillo 1-0, giving up an unearned run in the first inning, scattering 5 hits with 8 Ks. He also won this year against Baylor and McCormick.
garvin4ever - Friday, June 10 2005 @ 12:26 PM EDT (#119330) #
I'm more than a little intrigued by this Brett Wallace chap. I wonder if they're going to make a real effort to sign him. Does anyone know anything about him?
Pistol - Friday, June 10 2005 @ 12:42 PM EDT (#119332) #
In Fordin's draft article it mentioned that there'd be about 18 players that likely are draft & follow players. That would make for most of the HS and JC players.

BP has another installment of their draft study up (for subscribers):

At this point it appears that college hitters are by far the best options in the draft, and college pitchers, HS pitchers and HS hitters return simlar value.
bill - Monday, June 13 2005 @ 09:28 PM EDT (#119539) #
Baseball America has reported that the Jays have signed quite a few of their draft picks, such as Patterson, Bell, Butler, Phillips Sowers, etc.
Jonny German - Monday, June 13 2005 @ 10:30 PM EDT (#119545) #
Here's the link to check out the signings thus far.

Among those signed at this point are high school SS Wesley Stone (11th rounder), juco 2B Sean Shoffit (15th) and juco righty Reidier Gonzalez (19th). That leaves 17 non-college draftees - all draft-and-follows?

mendocino - Monday, June 13 2005 @ 11:02 PM EDT (#119551) #
Brett Wallace has committed to Arizona State.

The Club has also agreed to terms with two non-drafted infielders, first
baseman PAUL FRANKO from Scottsdale Community College and shortstop CHRIS
GUTIERREZ of Oklahoma State University.

Tyler Norrick has decided to return to SIU for his senior season in 2006.
JC - Tuesday, June 14 2005 @ 09:34 AM EDT (#119563) #
Franko was drafted by the Jays last year (2004) in the 31st round.
MatO - Tuesday, June 14 2005 @ 11:26 AM EDT (#119570) #
Did Brok Butcher get re-drafted?
ainge_fan - Tuesday, June 14 2005 @ 12:04 PM EDT (#119577) #
Butcher got drafted in (I think) the 20th round, by the Angels. Reportedly turned down about 8th round money from the Jays. Be interesting to see where if and for how much he does sign.

Franko was drafted by the Jays in '04 and '03. They finally got their man.
JC - Tuesday, June 14 2005 @ 12:09 PM EDT (#119579) #
Butcher was indeed picked by the Angels in the 25th round, 763rd overall.
In-between Jays picks: 2B Philip Carey (746th) and SS Steven Bernhard (776th).
ainge_fan - Tuesday, June 14 2005 @ 12:10 PM EDT (#119580) #

Snippet about Wallace. Many of the signings should be relatively low cost ones, and no second round pick, so maybe there's room to make a run at him. Was his draft position indicative of signing concerns?
Mike Green - Tuesday, August 02 2005 @ 04:24 PM EDT (#124505) #
I don't know where to put this, but here's a well-done draft analysis by BP's Rany. You can see it today or tomorrow gratis.
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