Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Rays 15th-20th Round Draft Picks

15th Round - 480th Overall: Tyler Parmenter, SS, Cibola HS (AZ): Rated #14 in the state by BaseballAmerica: "Most of Arizona's high school talent is concentrated in and around Phoenix, but a player popped up in Yuma: shortstop/righthander Tyler Parmenter. He has a 6-foot-1, 180-pound frame and his best tool is his arm, which some scouts give a 70 on the 20-80 scale. He has touched 92 on the mound, and would play both ways if he gets to Arizona. He has power potential at the plate, but he's a bit raw and there are questions about whether he has the footwork and instincts to remain at shortstop."

16th Round - 510th Overall: Brett McAfee, SS, Pine Tree HS (TX): From PerfectGame: "Brett McAfee is a 2011 SS with a 6-0 180 lb. frame from Longview, TX who attends Pine Tree HS. Solid athletic build, good present strength. 6.68 runner, smooth easy actions on defense, quick first step, solid arm strength, quick release, very solid defensive tools to stay at shortstop. Balanced square hitting approach, smooth load, has present bat speed, quick hands, line drive swing plane, hits the ball hard to all fields, will get out front occasionally. Mature presence on the field, good idea how to play the game, tools should continue to improve. Verbal commitment to Texas A&M."

17th Round - 540th Overall: Tyler Motter, SS, Coastal Carolina: Last infielder named Tyler they took from Coastal Carolina turned out nicely (Bortnick), maybe Motter does too. Rated #13 in the state by BaseballAmerica: "Motter is a solid, reliable defender at shortstop with a solid-average arm as well as good hands and footwork, making up for fringe-average speed. He has good instincts, draws plenty of walks and is a smart baserunner, and his ability to play short should make him the top draft pick on the Chanticleers." Sounds kind of like Bortnick, no?

18th Round - 570th Overall: Andy Bass, RHP, Davidson College: Rated #22 in North Carolina by BaseballAmerica: "Righthander Andy Bass worked out of the bullpen for Davidson with an 88-92 mph fastball and decent slider. There's some effort to his delivery, but he has a good frame at 6-foot-4, 210 pounds."

19th Round - 600th Overall: Matt Ramsey, RHP, University of Tennessee: Rated #15 in the state by BaseballAmerica: "Teammate Matt Ramsey has bigger stuff, yet hardly pitched this year thanks to his catching and outfield duties as well as a forearm strain. At 6 feet, 200 pounds, Ramsey has strength and a quick arm that allows him to pump his fastball up to 98 mph, sitting at 94-97 in relief stints. He throws two different breaking balls, including a hammer curveball that flashes plus potential. Ramsey has 81 innings of college pitching experience and will need to refine his rough delivery, which probably led to his forearm strain when Tennessee tried to make him a starter. He could be drafted in the first 10 rounds if he has a clean bill of health." Sounds like a good value if he's healthy and signable.

20th Round - 630th Overall: Garrett Smith, RHP, Boston College: Senior pitcher from there. Rated #11 in the state, a recent convert to pitching: "Garrett Smith played shortstop in his first two years at Boston College, but moved to pitcher as a junior and profiles best as a reliever in the pros. As the Eagles' closer, Smith lit up radar guns with his lively mid-90s fastball from the right side. He also has a sharp, late-breaking curveball. Smith should get taken late, but one talent evaluator said it wouldn't surprise him if he pitches in the big leagues."

1 comment:

  1. Parmenter won't be a quick sign as the Rays will keep an eye on him as he plays on a summer travel team: http://www.yumasun.com/sports/parmenter-70560-yuma-cibola.html