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Dodgers 2011 MLB Draft Summary: Day 2 Recap

Day 2 of the 2011 MLB draft consisted of rounds 2 - 30, and here is a quick rundown of who the Dodgers selected.  This post should also be used as the open thread for Day 3 of the draft, which will last until round 50 today.  Remember, Matt Magill was a 31st round pick in 2008, and Shawn Tolleson was a 30th round pick just 1 year ago.

Round 2:  Alex Santana, 3B, Mariner HS - The son of Rafael Santana, Alex is a 6'4" 3rd baseman who also spent some time on the mound.  He has strong wrists and is a good line drive hitter, and has good speed.  He also has a good arm at 3rd base, which makes sense given that he can throw 91 mph as a pitcher.  During his senior year of high school, he hit .402 with 4 homers.

Round 3:  Pratt Maynard, C, NC State - Ranked as the #187 prospect in the draft by Baseball America, Maynard has good plate discipline.  He hit .323 this year, but he lost a lot of his power this season with the switch to the new bats in college and projects as more of a gap hitter in the pros.  There are doubts that he'll be able to stay behind the plate, which would definitely hurt his value.

Round 4:  Ryan O'Sullivan, RHP, Oklahoma City University - Ryan is the brother of current Royal Sean O'Sullivan, and has not pitched in college of the last two seasons due to an elbow issue and then academic reasons.  However he throws in the low 90's (up to 94), and has a hard curveball.  Baseball America actually says that he has "the same command but better stuff than his older brother".

Round 5:  Scott McGough, RHP, University of Oregon - McGough, son of a former Indian farmhand, was ranked #126 by Baseball America.  He is an outstanding athlete and is a bullpen arm with two potential plus pitches.  He had a mid 90's fastball that can hit 97 mph, and a wipeout slider that sits in the low 80's.

Round 6:  Scott Barlow, RHP, Golden Valley HS (CA) - The first high school pitched selected by the Dodgers in this draft, the 6'3" Barlow is is committed to play his college ball at Fresno State.  He seems to be a bit wild, but he also struck out quite a few high school hitters as demonstrated by a 17 K game during his junior season.  One report has his fastball in the high 80's, with a change up and a slow breaking ball as his secondary pitches.

Round 7:  Scott Woodward, 3B, Coastal Carolina - Scott is a speedy lefty that has also played outfield in his career.  He tends to swing and miss quite a bit, but hit .342 this season with 4 homers and 31 SB's.

Round 8:  Rick Anton, LHP, Utah - This lefty is a senior at Utah, and according to Baseball America "He pitches with a fringy fastball but has touched 92 mph as late as the fourth inning, with a four-pitch mix. In addition to the fastball, he throws a changeup, a curveball and a cutter that he added this year."  He's only 6'0", but had a 2.52 ERA through 15 starts (100 innings) in 2011 with 85 K's (vs 25 walks).

Round 9:  Tyler Ogle, C, University of Oklahoma - Ogle took over the catching duties from JT Wise at Oklahoma, and is a similar offensive minded catcher.  Ogle is a good right handed power hitter and makes consistent contact.  He hit .343 this season with  homers and 15 doubles in 201 at bats.  On defense, his arm strength is described as fringy.

Round 10:  Jamal Moore, LHP, Westchester HS - Moore has pitched at Dodger Stadium the Division II title game in 2010.  He threw a complete game that day, and during his junior season as a whole he went 10 - 1 with a 2.07 ERA.  It appears that he didn't pitch much during his senior season.  He has a self proclaimed velocity in the high 80's.

Round 11:  Scott Wingo, SS, University South Carolina - Wingo is the team captain for the Gamecocks, who are still in the NCAA college baseball playoffs and face Connecticut in a 3 game series this weekend.  The senior infielder hit .335 with 4 homers, and was named to the SEC All-Defensive team.  Wingo played quite a bit of second base in college, but the Dodgers announced him as a shortstop.  He's a hard working player, but he wasn't drafted out of high school or after his junior season last year.  Finally, he is the answer to the trivia question of "who scored the final run in the history of Rosenblatt Stadium"

Round 12: O'Koyea Dickson, 1B, Sonoma St. University - Dickson is a somewhat compact power-hitting 1st baseman who transfered to Sonoma State for his junior season.  Dickson's 11 homers in 2011 were more than double that of any teammate, and he also hit .341 for the Seawolves.  Hopefully he'll continue to hit for power in the minors because that is where his value lies.

Round 13:  David Palladino, RHP, Emerson HS (NJ) - Palladino is a huge 6'9" right hander and was one of the best pitchers in New Jersey this past year.  He went 10 and 1 with 3 no-hitters and a 1.08 ERA.  Also, I know this sounds like a typo but Palladino actually allowed just 19 hits in 72 innings this season while striking out 131.  The reason I know it's not a typo is because earlier in the year that same blog talked about how he had only given up 8 hits through 44 innings, and had an 18 strikeout game.  He gets his fastball up to 93 mph, but I'm not sure about his secondary stuff.

Round 14:  Justin Boudreaux, SS, Southeastern Lousiana University - I'll let Baseball America take this one: "Boudreaux has held down a starting job for three seasons for Southeastern Louisiana, moving down into the middle of the lineup. He's traded swings and misses for power and has produced, with 21 home runs the last two seasons and 2011 numbers on par with those of 2010 despite the less-lively bats (.932 OPS this season, .970 in 2010)....Boudreaux has both power and speed, as he's a 6.6-second runner over 60 yards and has the bat speed to catch up to good fastballs. His swings and misses tend to come when he doesn't adjust to breaking balls, and at times he's too stubborn for his own good, being slow to adjust to pitchers' gameplans. He needs to shorten up better with two strikes and protect the plate when behind in the count. Defensively, Boudreaux is a solid college shortstop who has pressed in his draft year, committing 27 errors. Some scouts like him better at second base, as he has enough arm strength to turn the double play. Others aren't confident in his athletic ability to stay in the middle infield and see him as a better fit at third base, where his bat may not play as well. Boudreaux has enough power to push his way into the sixth-to-10th-round range."

Round 15:  Craig Stem, RHP, Traveca Nazarene University - Stem is a 6'5" righty who had a solid season for the TNU Trojans after spending two years at Western Kentucky.  He was used as a starting pitcher in 2011 and threw 5 complete games in 2011, including 1 shutout.  His ERA was 3.93 through 73.1 innings, and he struck out 75 while opposing batters hit .222 against him.  I'm not sure about his stuff, but from reading a few articles I get the feeling that he throws in the low 90's.

Round 16:  Jeff Schaus, OF, Clemson - Back in February of this year Schaus was actually ranked by Baseball America as the 2nd best senior draft prospect...although that doesn't mean much because almost all good draft prospects leave before their senior year.  He had been drafted twice before, in the 35th round out of high school and in the 27th round last year, but declined to sign each time.  According to Baseball America's pre-draft report, "Schaus has limited athleticism and should be a solid organization player. He's a smart, polished hitter who knows the strike zone and should have power. After hitting 28 homers the previous two seasons, though, he had none in 2011".  I'm not too excited about him after reading this report.

Round 17:  Jesus Valdez, 3B/RHP, Oxnard CC - Valdez was an unsigned 5th round pick by the Angles from 2010, so getting him in the 17th round sounds good to me.  While he didn't have an overly impressive season at Oxnard, he was still ranked as Baseball America's #195th draft prospect and was expected to again be a 5th round pick.  In addition, it sounds like he's improved many of his pitches, including a low 90's fastball that hits 94 and a solid slider.  He has a loose and projectable frame, however he currently profiles as a reliever at the next level.  All that being said, however, the Dodgers apparently drafted Valdez as a 3rd baseman and I don't know anything about his hitting ability.

Round 18:  Chris O'Brien, C, Wichita State - The son of 15 year MLB veteran Charlie O'Brien was a below average player during his first 2 seasons at Wichita State, but then really turned things around as a junior.  In 2011 O'Brien hit .410 with 10 homers, 25 doubles, and 70 RBI's and was named as a semi-finalist for the Golden Spikes award.  What was most impressive, however, was his 40 to 18 walk to strikeout ratio.  His defense isn't great, but hopefully it's good enough for him to stay behind the plate as a professional. 

Round 19:  Garrett Bush, RHP, Seminole State JC - Bush is a 6'5" righty who spent his first few years of college at Auburn.  He is relatively new to pitching and has a projectable frame, but Baseball America calls his stuff fringy at best.

Round 20:  Vince Spiker, RHP, Johnson County  CC - Spiker is 6'3", and sounds like a decent mid round pick.  Baseball America says he is well-rounded pitcher, although he's had various injuries over the past two years.  From what I've read he throws in the mid to low 90's and has a slider, a curveball, and a changeup.  Even with 4 pitches, however, he projects more of a reliever because he currently lacks consistent control.

Round 21:  Zak Qualls, LHP, Rancho HS (NV) Qualls is a skinny 6'3" righty that has a lot of projection in his frame, but he currently only sits in the mid 80's.  He does have a developing slider, changeup, and curveball, but he might be better suited going to college to build up his velocity.  He's committed to UNLV.

Round 22:  Kyle Conwell, OF, Bellevue CCConwell hit .397 for Bellevue CC in 2011 with 4 homers and 38 RBI's, and led his team with a .491 OB%.  He's committed to Abilene Christian next season, so he could be relatively easy to sign.  After the draft, Conwell's coach said "Kyle has a knack for hitting with very good power. He is a great competitor and someone that never accepts less than his best. We are extremely excited for Kyle and wish him the very best next season in professional baseball, if that is what he chooses."

Round 23:  Garrett Bolt, RHP, Western Illinois University - Bolt was outstanding in 2010 at Muskegon CC (1.19 ERA, 35 K's in 29.1 innings), but things didn't go so well after transfering in 2011.  With Western Illinois Bold threw 17 innings and had an 11.65 ERA with just 10 K's. 

Round 24:  Matt Shelton, RHP, Sam Houston St University - Shelton is a 6'5" senior who posted a 2.87 ERA in 2011 through 94 innings.  He had a 89 K's, and opposing batters hit .237 against him.  He was a first-team All-Southland selection this season.

Round 25:  Travis Burnside, OF, Spartanburg Methodist College -  Burnside had been a 2009 Dodger selection in the 48th round, and so far he is the only 2011 draftee that had been previously picked by the Dodgers.  Here's what I wrote about Burnside in my draft preview "Burnside chose to attend Spartanbug Methodist Junior College instead of signing with the Dodgers, so he is eligible again for the draft this year.  He has decent speed and power, and hit .335 in 2011, so it wouldn't surprise me if he was selected again by the Dodgers this year."

Round 26:  Freddie Cabrera, RHP, Central Methodist University - Cabrera played at NAIA school Central Methodist and went 6 and 4 with a 3.06 ERA through 82.1 innings.  The only other thing I know about him is that he is from Puerto Rico.

Round 27:  Taylor Garrison, RHP, Fresno State - At 5'11" Garrison isn't a big pitcher, but he posted solid stats out of the Bulldogs' bullpen in 2011.  He threw 34 innings and struck out 42 with a 1.32 ERA.  He also only walked 10 batters all year.

Round 28:  Joseph Winker, OF, Mercer University - According to the Mercer University website "Winker was a four-year starter for Mercer and has proven himself as one of the best hitters in the A-Sun Conference. A Freshman All-American in 2008, the Orlando, Fla. native concluded his career with a breakout senior season that led to an Atlantic Sun All-Conference second team selection. Winker hit .359 this season and ranked third in the A-Sun with a .630 slugging percentage, tied for seventh with 13 home runs and ninth in the league with a .448 on-base percentage."

Round 29:  Joe Robinson, RHP, UNLV - Robinson was selected in the 32nd round last year by the Orioles after playing ball with Bryce Harper, but chose to go to UNLV instead.  This year for the Rebels he made 15 starts and threw 90 innings, but he had an ERA of 4.88 and only struck out 35 hitters. 

Round 30:  Adam McConnell, SS, Richmond University - McConnell missed the entire 2011 season due to an upper leg injury, but the Dodgers drafted him anyways.  The shortstop is a speedy player as he stole 52 bases combined in his first two college seasons, and he has a .320 career average.

Summary (Rounds 1 - 30): 

12 College Pitchers (2 LHP, 10 RHP)

13 College Hitters (4 OF, 3 SS, 3 Catchers, 2 3B, 1 1B)

4 High School Pitchers (2 LHP, 2 RHP)

1 High School Hitter (3B)