2007 Draft Report Cards Overview




2007 MLB Draft

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DRAFT ALL-STARS

The best pro debuts for 2007 draftees, based on performance and level of competition.
COLLEGE DRAFT ALL-STARS
Pos Player, Team School Drafted AVG OBP SLG HR RBI SB
C Josh Donaldson, AZL Cubs/Boise Auburn Cubs (1s) .335 .460 .590 9 35 6
1B Andy D'Alessio, AZL/Salem-Keizer Clemson Giants (19) .328 .396 .676 16 59 0
2B Damon Sublett, Staten Island Wichita State Yankees (7) .326 .426 .531 8 53 10
3B Brandon Waring, Billings/Dayton Wofford Reds (7) .313 .372 .616 20 63 1
SS Jaime Pedroza, Ogden/Inland Empire UC Riverside Dodgers (9) .354 .414 .552 8 41 5
OF Matt LaPorta, Helena/West Virginia Florida Brewers (1) .304 .369 .696 12 31 0
OF Steven Hill, Batavia/Quad Cities Stephen F. Austin State Cardinals (12) .320 .355 .513 12 55 1
OF Ozzie Lewis, Elizabethton Fresno State Twins (21) .323 .375 .523 9 50 3
DH Clint Robinson, Idaho Falls Troy Royals (25) .336 .388 .593 15 66 2
Pos Player, Team School Drafted W L ERA SV IP H BB SO
P Brett Cecil, Auburn Maryland Blue Jays (1s) 1 0 1.27 0 50 36 11 56
P Mike McCardell, GCL/Elizabethton Kutztown (Pa.) Twins (6) 7 1 2.14 1 63 40 8 95
P Danny Otero, Salem-Keizer South Florida Giants (21) 0 0 1.21 19 22 12 0 15
P Dylan Owen, Brooklyn Francis Marion (S.C.) Mets (20) 9 1 1.49 0 72 51 12 69
P Aaron Poreda, Great Falls San Francisco White Sox (1) 4 0 1.17 0 46 29 10 48

HIGH SCHOOL DRAFT ALL-STARS
Pos Player, Team School Drafted AVG OBP SLG HR RBI SB
C Sean McCauley, AZL Royals HS—Manassas, Va. Royals (12) .286 .375 .476 2 13 0
1B Andrew Lambo, GCL Dodgers HS—Newbury Park, Calif. Dodgers (4) .343 .440 .519 5 32 1
2B John Tolisano, GCL Blue Jays HS—Estero, Fla. Blue Jays (2) .246 .336 .437 10 33 7
3B Tyler Kolodny, GCL Orioles HS—Woodland Hills, Calif. Orioles (16) .318 .406 .530 6 30 6
SS Nick Noonan, AZL Giants HS—San Diego Giants (1s) .316 .357 .451 3 40 18
OF Michael Burgess, GCL/Vermont HS—Tampa Nationals (1s) .318 .421 .561 11 42 2
OF Danny Carroll, AZL/Everett HS—Moreno Valley, Calif. Mariners (3) .312 .398 .408 0 24 29
OF Ben Revere, GCL Twins HS—Lexington, Ky. Twins (1) .325 .388 .461 0 29 21
DH Caleb Gindl, Helena HS—Milton, Fla. Brewers (5) .372 .420 .580 5 42 4
Pos Player, Team School Drafted W L ERA SV IP H BB SO
P Danny Duffy, AZL Royals HS—Lompoc, Calif. Royals (3) 2 3 1.45 0 37 24 17 63
P Deryk Hooker, GCL Cardinals HS—San Diego Cardinals (7) 1 1 2.32 0 31 28 11 47
P Chris Luck, Princeton HS—Creedmoor, N.C. Devil Rays (20) 3 1 2.17 0 37 30 12 43
P Matt Mitchell, AZL Royals HS—Barstow, Calif. Royals (14) 5 1 1.80 1 55 34 25 72
P Trevor Reckling, AZL Angels HS—Newark, N.J. Angels (8) 3 1 2.75 2 36 33 7 55

BEST DRAFT
1. Nationals
2. Rangers
3. Tigers
4. Giants
5. Yankees

BEST PRO DEBUT

College Players
1. Brandon Waring, 3b, Reds (7)
2. Steven Hill, of/1b/c, Cardinals (12)
3. Matt LaPorta, of, Brewers (1)
4. Dylan Owen, rhp, Mets (20)
5. Clint Robinson, 1b, Royals (25)

Junior College Players
1. Dan Berlind, rhp, Twins (7)
2. Brandon Laird, 3b/1b, Yankees (27)
3. Arnoldi Cruz, 3b, Cardinals (26)
4. Mason Tobin, rhp, Angels (16)
5. Timothy Sexton, rhp, Dodgers (25)

High School Players
1. Caleb Gindl, of, Brewers (5)
2. Michael Burgess, of, Nationals (1s)
3. Danny Duffy, lhp, Royals (3)
4. Andrew Lambo, of/1b, Dodgers (4)
5. Matt Mitchell, rhp, Royals (14)

BEST ATHLETE
1. Dennis Dixon, of, Braves (5)
2. Wendell Fairley, of, Giants (1)
3. Michael Main, rhp, Rangers (1)
4. Mike Stanton, of, Marlins (2)
5. Ben Revere, of, Twins (1)

BEST PURE HITTER
1. Mike Moustakas, ss, Royals (1)
2. Josh Vitters, 3b, Cubs (1)
3. Jason Heyward, of, Braves (1)
4. Matt Wieters, c, Orioles (1)
5. Nick Noonan, 2b/ss, Giants (1s)

BEST POWER HITTER
1. Mike Moustakas, ss, Royals (1)
2. Matt Wieters, c, Orioles (1)
3. Matt LaPorta, of, Brewers (1)
4. Michael Burgess, of, Nationals (1s)
5. Beau Mills, 3b/1b, Indians (1)

FASTEST RUNNER
1. Ben Revere, of, Twins (1)
2. Patrick Norris, of, Royals (16)
3. Rashod Henry, of, Braves (28)
4. Adrian Ortiz, of, Royals (5)
5. Julio Borbon, of, Rangers (1s)

BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER
1. Matt Dominguez, 3b, Marlins (1)
2. Andrew Romine, ss, Angels (5)
3. Zack Cozart, ss, Reds (2)
4. Danny Worth, ss, Tigers (3)
5. Nick Derba, c, Cardinals (30)

BEST FASTBALL
1. Jarrod Parker, rhp, Diamondbacks (1)
2. Rick Porcello, rhp, Tigers (1)
3. Aaron Poreda, lhp, White Sox (1)
4. David Price, lhp, Devil Rays (1)
5. Casey Weathers, rhp, Rockies (1)

BEST SECONDARY PITCH
1. David Price, lhp, Devil Rays (1)
2. Brett Cecil, lhp, Blue Jays (1s)
3. Josh Smoker, lhp, Nationals (1s)
4. Rick Porcello, rhp, Tigers (1)
5. Jack McGeary, lhp, Nationals (6)

MOST INTRIGUING BACKGROUND
Baseball Relative Division
1. Matt Dominguez, 3b, Marlins (1)
2. Mike Mee, of, Diamondbacks (16)
3. Colin Kaline, 2b, Tigers (25)
4. Cale Iorg, ss, Tigers (6)
5. Todd Frazier, ss, Reds (1s)

Non-Baseball Relative Division
1. Brodie Downs, rhp, Mariners (23)
2. Karl Bolt, 1b, Phillies (15)
3. Danny Lehmann, c, Twins (8)
4. Ross Wilson, ss, Padres (35)
5. Mike Moustakas, ss, Royals (1)
 and Matt Dominguez, 3b, Marlins (1)

CLOSEST TO THE MAJORS
College Players
1. Ross Detwiler, lhp, Nationals (1)
2. David Price, lhp, Devil Rays (1)
3. Casey Weathers, rhp, Rockies (1)
4. James Simmons, rhp, Athletics (1)
5. Daniel Moskos, lhp, Pirates (1)

High School Players

1. Tim Alderson, rhp, Giants (1)
2. Mike Moustakas, ss, Royals (1)
3. Josh Smoker, lhp, Nationals (1s)
4. Jarrod Parker, rhp, Diamondbacks (1)
5. Rick Porcello, rhp, Tigers (1)

BEST LATE-ROUND PICK
1. Drake Britton, lhp, Red Sox (23)
2. Cody Scarpetta, rhp, Brewers (11)
3. Mason Tobin, rhp, Angels (16)
4. Matt Mitchell, rhp, Royals (14)
5. Kyle Kaminska, rhp, Marlins (25)

THE ONE WHO GOT AWAY
College Players
1. Scott Green, rhp, Red Sox (15)
2. Joshua Fields, rhp, Braves (2)
3. Kyle Russell, of, Cardinals (4)
4. Chris Carpenter, rhp, Yankees (18)
5. Eric Berger, lhp, Athletics (8)

High School Players
1. Matt Harvey, rhp, Angels (3)
2. Kyle Blair, rhp, Dodgers (5)
3. Victor Sanchez, 3b/c, Cubs (25)
4. Hunter Morris, 1b, Red Sox (2)
5. Gary Brown, of/2b, Athletics (12)

BEST DRAFT-AND-FOLLOW SIGNINGS
1. Matt Latos, rhp, Padres (11 in 2006)
2. Jordan Walden, rhp, Angels (12 in 2006)
3. Cole Rohrbough, lhp, Braves (22 in 2006)
4. Robert Bryson, rhp, Brewers (31 in 2006)
5. Ryan Miller, lhp, Indians (36 in 2006)