Going to have to finish putting out a magazine here in a minute and pass the blogging baton to Aaron Fitt & Conor Glassey. Before I go:
• The Braves take a fascinating sixth-rounder in righthander Ryan Woolley, who didn’t pitch this year at UAB after transferring from Georgia. Woolley was involved in an auto accident in 2008 in the Cape Cod League that injured former North Carolina pitcher B.J. Dail, who wound up transferring to Division II Mt. Olive (N.C.). Woolley didn’t pitch this spring for UAB. We hope to have more later.
• Shocked that Zach Von Rosenberg lasted until the sixth round, where the Pirates took him. Hey, Pirates fans, we like this pick! Now get him signed away from LSU . . .
• The Cubs took lefthander Brooks Raley, one of the nation’s top two-way players out of Texas A&M. Raley’s just a sophomore, and the Cubs failed to sign an A&M pick last year (Alex Wilson, who went to the Red Sox in the second round this year). Let’s see if they fare better with Raley, who should be a tough sign.
• The Nats take another Georgia Bulldog in righty Dean Weaver, also another relief arm. In the seventh round, Weaver may not be an easy sign.
• If the Red Sox go over-slot somewhere, look for it to be with seventh-round righthander Madison Younginer, a Clemson signee and true power arm. Several scouting directors had him pegged as a first-round arm this spring, but he was very tough to scout because he was used as a closer in high school. Younginer has flashed a plus-plus breaking ball to go with a 60 fastball that reaches 95-96 mph in shorter stints. Everyone wanted to see longer stints this spring, though. It isn’t expected to be cheap to get Younginer, an SFX client, away from Clemson at this low round.
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