Blood Blogs Rounds 12-14

• South Carolina had an impressive day yesterday with three hitters selected early. One of their starting pitchers, lefthander Will Atwood goes today at pick 361. Atwood works off  his secondary stuff and profiles as a reliever.

• Another Georgia Bulldog is selected as Ryan Peisel goes to the Rockies at 377. Peisel played at third base, accompanying Gordon Beckham on the left side of the UGA infield this season. Peisel is a scrappy, do what you need to win type player, but doesn’t have a tool that particularly stands out.

• Kentucky prep righthander Daniel Webb is finally scooped up as the Diamondbacks take him with their 12th round pick. Webb is a flamethrowing starting pitcher committed to Kentucky. He is considered one of the top prep pitching prospects in the country but has major signability question marks. Several Wildcats recruits, such as Andy Burns and Alex Meyer, have dropped, and there was word that Kentucky’s recruits had talked to each other and made a pact that they would go to school unless they received first-round money.

• Righty Dexter Carter goes in the 13th-round to the White Sox and is a guy to watch over the next few years. Carter throws hard and has a projectable 6-feet-6, 200 pound frame but was erratic this season for Old Dominion, posting an 8.64 ERA. He flashes lightning stuff but hasn’t been able to put it all together. He is a low risk but high reward pick at 390.

• Navy righthander Mitch Harris, who was considered one of the better college pitching prospects in this draft at the beginning of the season, goes to the Cardinals at 395. Harris has been a do it all guy for Navy in his three years there, winning games on the mound and hitting home runs at the plate. Harris injured his shoulder in the preseason rounding first base after hitting a home run in an intra-squad scrimmage, and was not able to get back on the mound until late in the season. With the Naval Academy, Harris will have to serve in the armed forces before he is able to play in the pros, which is a reason why he slipped all the way to the 13th round.

• North Carolina closer workhorse Rob Wooten is selected by the Brewers with the 398th pick. Wooten is a senior and has led the Tar Heels in appearances over the last two years. Wooten offers a fastball that can touch average but a plus slider when he locates it and an out-pitch split.  Staying in the ACC, Florida State’s Jack Rye goes to the Yankees at pick 410. Rye is a lefthanded hitting outfielder with some power and hitability. He has played for the Seminoles for four years and will be a good senior sign for the Yankees. Another closer from the ACC, Michael Schwimer from Virginia is selected by the Phillies at 436. Schwimer doesn’t project as a closer at the next level but he has pitchability and a fastball in the low 90s. He has had an outstanding year for the Cavaliers and ranked sixth in the country with 14 saves this spring.

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