Tuesday, May 19, 2009

First Round Draft Recap- Picks 30-32

Pick #30- Roger Carter (P)

Oakland Asterisk's
Drafted out of Sunburst H.S.
Signed on 5/6 2009 to a 1,290,000 signing bonus
Assigned to Low A Level

Carter is probably never going to set foot on a big league squad. Yes, he has four above average pitches, throws pretty hard and has the right makeup. Yet, there are too many glaring flaws in his game. Not only does he get smashed pretty hard by both righties and lefties, but his control is awful now and does not look to get much better. That says it all.

Bottom Line: Carter was pretty much a wasted pick by Asterisk’s. Lucky for them, they have some room for error.

Final Grade: F

Pick #31- Dick Corsi (P)

Boston Iris II
Drafted out of Onondaga Community College
Signed on 5/2/2009 to a 1,190,000 signing bonus
Assigned to Low A Level

Corsi will be another pitcher with a tough time ever latching onto a prominent role on a big league staff. He has a very deceptive fastball that is nearly unhittable, but his other four pitches are below average. Although he looks to have solid control, lefties and righties alike look to him pretty hard, not a good sign for a guy that will be pitching Fenway Park.

Bottom Line: If Corsi reaches his ceiling, and it looks like it with his high makeup, he could be a No.5 starter on a playoff caliber team. However, you probably won’t see him in the big leagus for at least five seasons.

Final Grade: C

Pick #32- Matty Evans (P)

Colorado Stickballers
Drafted out of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Signed on 5/1/2009 to a $1,100,000 signing bonus
Assigned to Rookie League

Evans is going to have a hard time ever making a big league club, especially on a team like the Stickballers. He looks to have a great fastball and a nice slider, but that’s where the positives stop. His control is does not look good and on top of that gets smashed pretty well by righties, not a good sign especially for a pitcher that will pitch half his games in Colorado. He also gives up quite a few fly balls and appears like he will get injured fairly often.

Bottom Line: When your team is picking #32, it usually means your team is pretty good. Evans looks to be a fringe pitcher at best, but I doubt the Stickballers were expecting anymore.

Final Grade: C

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