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Padres draft picks

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by HollywoodLeo, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    With their 1st pick in the draft the Padres take LHP from Arkansas, Nicholas Schmidt


     
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    with the 40th pick the Padres take LF Kellen Kulbacki from James Maddison

    http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/events/draft_report/y2007/index.jsp?mc=kulbacki

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    Hitting Ability:Kulbacki is an above-average hitter with the chance to hit for average.
    Power:Kulbacki has plus raw power and has the chance to be a run producer.
    Running Speed:He's a slightly below-average runner, but he's better underway. He's not a clogger on the basepaths.
    Base Running:He has very good instincts on the bases, though he's not a base-stealer.
    Arm Strength:While he plays right in college, his arm is more playable in left.
    Fielding:He's an average fielder who's better suited overall for the other corner.
    Range:He's got slightly below-average range.
    Physical Description:Kulbacki is a little stocky with a Brian Giles-type body.
    Medical Update:Healthy.
    Strengths:The bat. He can flat-out hit and hit for average and power.
    Weaknesses:His defense is fine, but he'll be likely limited to left field at the next level.
    Summary:Kulbacki had a huge sophomore season when he hit .464 with 24 home runs. He's followed it up with an outstanding junior season, good timing for a year with a weak college hitting class. While not a bad defender, it's definitely his bat that will carry him, and it should carry him quite far.
     
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    With the 57th pick the Padres take C Mitchell Canham, Oregon State

    http://www.osubeavers.com/ViewArtic...62&DB_OEM_ID=4700&ATCLID=130916&Q_SEASON=2006

    Among Oregon State’s 4 returning starters in 2007 ... 2007 preseason All-America second team as selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper, third team as selected by Baseball America magazine ... Pac-10’s No. 2 prospect for 2007 draft, as selected by Baseball America magazine ... drafted by St. Louis Cardinals in 41st round in 2006 and chose to return to OSU ... District 8 All-Academic selection; 2-time Pacific-10 All-Academic selection ... national semifinalist for Wooden Cup, presented to 2 distinguished athletes - 1 collegiate and 1 professional - who best display character, teamwork, and citizenship, the attributes Athletes for a Better World deems central to transforming individuals, sport, and society ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: “Mitch is the best leader in the country - there’s nobody who has a leader better than Mitch Canham on and off the field. He’s the heart and soul of our club.”

    PERSONAL: Majoring in Business ... born in Richland, Wash. ... parents are Mark and the late Kim Canham; family includes brothers John Kendal (23), Dustin Canham (20) ... Mark played football for Santa Clara, grandfather Dean Canham played football for Michigan ... enjoys fishing, helping in the community... wrote and performed “O-State Ballaz” rap songs that were played before OSU home games in 2005 and 2006 ... organized rap concert to benefit Special Olympics in January, 2006 ... OSU Honor Roll; OSU Student-Athlete Advisory Council ... top athletic thrill was “winning the College World Series and getting to be on the bottom of the dogpile” ... favorite athlete is Albert Pujols; favorite movie is Caddyshack; favorite TV show is Family Guy; favorite actor is Pablo Francisco; favorite book is The Science Of Hitting, by Ted Williams; favorite musicians are Pain, Divine Legacy; favorite vehicle is 1943 Chevrolet pickup; favorite food is lasagna; favorite restaurant is Local Boyz ... chose OSU for “a great environment consisting of caring coaches, intelligent professors and a warm community.”


    OREGON STATE: (2006) Team co-captain ... granted redshirt year for 2004 injury, so listed as sophomore for second consecutive season ... All-Pacific-10 honorable mention ... Pacific-10 All-Academic first team ... selected in 41st round of Major League Baseball amateur draft by St. Louis Cardinals; 1,246th player taken overall; opted to return to OSU for 2007 season ... among Pacific-10 leaders, tied for fourth in triples (5); tied for seventh in RBIs (51); tied for 10th in stolen bases (10) ... on OSU all-time list of single-season leaders, tied for seventh in triples (5), tied for 10th in RBIs (54) ... as a sophomore, lettered ... 20 multi-hit games, 11 multi-RBI games; had 4 games with at least 4 RBIs ... had a hit in 42 of 64 games; had a RBI in 30 of 64 games ... threw out 22 of 44 runners attempting to steal ... Jun. 25 vs. North Carolina, 3-for-4, 1 double, 1 run ... Jun. 22 vs. Rice, drove in go-ahead run with second inning sacrifice fly as OSU clinched berth in College World Series championship series ... Jun. 20 vs. Miami, 3-for-4, 1 double, 2 RBIs ... Jun. 11 vs. Stanford, 2-for-3, 1 double, 5 RBIs, 1 stolen base as OSU clinched NCAA Super Regional sweep ... May 14-May 26, 6-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .476 (10-for-21) with 1 homer, 3 doubles, 11 RBIs, 6 runs ... May 19-May 21 at Washington State, in 3 games, batted .538 (7-for-13) with 1 homer, 1 double, 10 RBIs, 4 runs; earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honor ... May 20 at Washington State, 2-for-3, 1 double, 4 RBIs ... May 19 at Washington State, 3-for-5, 1 homer, 5 RBIs, 3 runs ... May 7 vs. Washington, 2-for-4, 1 double, 1 RBI ... Apr. 25-Apr. 30, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .368 (7-for-19) with 1 homer, 1 triple, 1 double, 9 RBIs, 6 runs, 1 stolen base ... Apr. 28 vs. New Mexico, 1-for-3, 1 double, 4 RBIs, 2 walks ... Apr. 27 vs. Cal Poly, 2-for-4, threw out 1 runner stealing and picked another off second base ... Apr. 25 vs. Portland, tied game with 1-out homer in ninth inning but OSU lost in 12 innings ... Apr. 1-Apr. 11, 6-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .360 (9-for-25) with 1 homer, 1 triple, 1 double, 8 RBIs, 5 runs ... Apr. 11 at Portland, 3-run homer keyed OSU’s comeback from 6-run deficit to 14-9 win ... Apr. 8 vs. Arizona, 2-for-4, 1 double ... Apr. 1 vs. Texas-Pan American first game, 2-for-5, 1 triple, 3 RBIs ... Mar. 18-Mar. 26, in 5 games, batted .500 (8-for-16) with 1 double, 1 triple, 2 homers, 3 RBIs, 3 runs ... Mar. 26 vs. Utah Valley State, picked a runner off second base and threw out a runner stealing second in the same inning to end an early-inning rally; also went 2-for-4 with a triple ... Mar. 25 vs. Utah Valley State, 3-for-4, 1 double, 2 runs ... Mar. 17-Mar. 19 at Southern California, homered in final 2 games of series, threw out 5 USC baserunners attempting to steal during series ... Mar. 3-Mar. 10, 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .556 (10-for-18) with 1 double, 1 homer, 4 RBIs, 8 runs, 3 stolen bases; batting average has risen from .207 to .340 ... Mar. 5 vs. Nevada, 3-for-4, 1 double, 1 RBI ... Mar. 3 vs. Nevada, 2-for-3, 1 homer, 2 RBIs, 3 runs, 1 stolen base ... Feb. 23 vs. Brigham Young, 2-for 4, 1 homer, 2 RBIs ... (2005) District 8 All-Academic first team; Pacific-10 All-Academic second team ... moved to catcher after starting OSU career at first base ... among Pacific-10 leaders, tied for ninth in home runs (8) ... as a sophomore, lettered ... 13 multi-hit games; 11 multi-RBI games ... had a hit in 32 of 48 games ... June 4-June 13, 6-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .462 (12-for-26) with 2 homers, 3 doubles, 9 RBIs, 10 runs ... May 14-June 13, in 9 games, batted .432 (16-for-37) with 3 homers, 3 doubles, 12 RBIs, 12 runs ... June 12 vs. Southern California, 2-for-4, 1 homer, 3 RBIs, 3 runs ... June 3-June 5 at NCAA Corvallis Regional, named Outstanding Player; batted .615 (8-for-13) with 1 homer, 3 doubles, 6 RBIs, 6 runs, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts ... June 5 vs. St. John’s, 2 hits in OSU’s 13-run second inning ... June 4 vs. St. John’s, 4-for-5, 3 doubles, 4 RBIs; 3 doubles tied school single-game record ... June 3 vs. Ohio State, 2-for-3, 1 homer ... May 14 at Washington, 3-for-4, 1 homer, 3 RBIs, 2 runs; 3-run homer broke tie, drove in winning runs ... Apr. 16 at Arizona, 2-for-3, 2 RBIs, 3 runs ... Mar. 13 vs. Winthrop, 2-for-2, 1 homer, 4 runs, 3 walks ... Feb. 25 at California-Santa Barbara, 3-for-4 ... Feb. 3-Feb. 15, started season with 5-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .556 (10-for-18) with 1 double, 1 triple, 1 homer, 7 RBIs ... Feb. 3-Feb. 6, named to all-tournament team at Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament ... Feb. 5 vs. New Mexico State, 4-for-6, 1 homer, 2 RBIs, 4 runs ... Feb. 3 vs. New Mexico State, 3-for-4, 1 double, 1 triple, 4 RBIs


    ... (2004) As a freshman, lettered ... Feb. 15 vs. Cal State-Northridge, 1-for-3, 1 run in only start ... had plate appearances in 3 other games.


    LAKE STEVENS HIGH: Lettered 4 years for coach Roger Anderson ... as a senior, all-league first team utility player; all-area second team third baseman, team Sportsmanship Award; batted .430, 4 triples, 4 doubles, 30 RBIs, 12 stolen bases ... also played football, wrestled ... 3.98 GPA; Honor Roll, Math Award, Social Studies honor.
     
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    Pick 63 Corey Luebke LHP Ohio State

    http://ohiostatebuckeyes.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/luebke_cory00.html

    Coach Bob Todd says: "Cory is one of the best pitchers on our staff. I think it was a smart decision by Cory to come back to school after he was drafted last year. This year has given him more time to mature and develop. He is one of the best pro prospects we have on this team."


    2006 (Sophomore Season) Drafted in the 22nd round of the 2006 MLB draft by the Texas Rangers, yet returned to school ... started all 13 games he played for the Buckeyes last year ... finished 7-6 overall and 4-4 in Big Ten play ... third team All-Big Ten selection and Ohio State's lone member of the Big Ten All-Tournament team ... tossed seven complete games, all in conference action ... struck out 65 batters in 85.1 innings and had a 3.38 ERA ... is 11-8 with a 3.45 ERA in first two years as a college pitcher ... got the loss vs. top-ranked Florida (2/25) in his first outing of the season ... evened his record after a 7.0-inning win over UNC Greensboro (3/3) ... allowed one unearned run on five hits and struck out eight Spartans to earn Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors (3/7) ... picked up his second win after allowing eight runs (three earned) on 11 hits in 5.2 innings in game one vs. Lehigh (3/10) ... got the loss to Illinois-Chicago (3/21) after allowing five runs on nine hits in 7.1 innings, despite eight strikeouts ... beat Iowa 6-4 (4/1), allowing four runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings ... struck out six and walked one before turning the game over to relief pitching ... one of three Buckeyes to pitch a complete game vs. Illinois ... won for the fourth time of the season in game two of the series (4/8), striking out seven in allowing one run on three hits in the 7.0-inning game ... allowed seven runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings in game three at Michigan (4/15) ... only Buckeye to lose at Indiana after he allowed five second-inning runs in a 5-3 loss in game two (4/22) ... rebounded in his game-two start vs. Purdue (4/29) in a complete-game, 4-0 shutout ... allowed five hits ... pitched his fifth complete game of the season to get the win in game two at Michigan State (5/6) ... allowed three runs on 11 hits and struck out five ... took a game-two 2-1 loss vs. Minnesota (5/13), allowing both runs on seven hits with five strikeouts ... took the loss in game two vs. Penn State (5/20), but equaled his career high with nine strikeouts in his seventh complete game of the season ... combined with Rory Meister to pitch a 9-0 shutout of Northwestern (5/25) in the second game of the Big Ten tournament ... allowed just three hits and struck out six in 8.0 innings ... named Academic All-Big Ten and an OSU Scholar-Athlete ... played summer baseball for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod League ... finished 3-2 with a 2.84 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 38.0 innings.


    2005 (Freshman Season) Made 12 starts in 16 appearances as a true freshman, the most by a Buckeye starter ... finished 4-2 with a 3.55 ERA and tossed three complete games and one shutout ... struck out 54 batters with 17 walks ... gave up 40 runs, though only 28 were earned, on 73 hits ... was 2-2 with 6.14 ERA in seven Big Ten starts ... Baseball America named him a mid-season Freshman All-American and he earned Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America honors at season's end ... pitched three innings of relief against Middle Tennessee (2/25) in his first collegiate action ... allowed two runs on five hits with a pair of strikeouts ... made two appearances in the Keith LeClair Classic (3/4-6), striking out two and allowing one hit in two innings against Georgia (3/4) ... also pitched against Arizona State (3/6), a team that reached the College World Series ... pitched 5.2 innings in his first career start against Rider (3/12) and allowed one run on seven hits ... struck out a season-high nine batters in a 4-1 complete game victory over Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3/20) and took a no-hitter into the seventh inning ... allowed one run on four hits and did not walk a batter ... pitched eight innings vs. Dartmouth (3/25) and allowed one run in a 4-1 victory against the Big Green ... made his first Big Ten start in game three at Illinois (4/2), but lost his first game of the season after allowing five runs on eight hits ... beat Purdue (4/9) in a game-two start ... allowed three runs on six hits as the Buckeyes won 6-4 ... lasted only two innings in a game two start against Michigan State (4/16) ... gave up six runs on seven hits with one walk and a pair of strikeouts ... made an abbreviated start in game one vs. Eastern Michigan (4/27) and gave up only one hit in three innings ... pitched the third complete game of the season in the second game of the Indiana (4/30) series and threw a four-hit shutout (3-0) ... got off to a rocky start in game two at Penn State (5/8), lasting only 1.2 innings after giving up nine runs (five earned) on nine hits, but the Buckeyes came back to win 13-10 ... faced four batters in the third inning of game two at Northwestern (5/14) and left without retiring a batter in the inning ... did not get the decision ... made his first relief appearance since March 6 against Miami, Ohio (5/17) and allowed one run on three hits in three innings of work ... started game four vs. Minnesota (5/22) and went five innings, leaving with a 5-2 lead in the sixth after a lead-off walk ... struck out six batters ... allowed two runs on nine hits and has seven strikeouts in the first championship game vs. Minnesota in seven innings, but relief allowed the winning run in the bottom of the ninth ... did not pitch in the NCAA Corvallis Regional ... ranked seventh in the Big Ten with a 3.55 ERA and 10th with a .264 opposing batting average ... named an OSU Scholar-Athlete ... played summer 2005 with the Grand Lakes Mariners of the Great Lakes League.


    Marion Local High School Named All-League Midwest Athletic Conference his sophomore, junior and senior seasons and was the MAC Co-Player of the Year as a senior, when he also was named a Second Team All-Ohio selection ... drafted in the 18th round of 2004 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates ... posted an amazing 0.42 ERA and 119 strikeouts in 50 innings of work while only walking 11 batters his senior year ... hit .435 with a .583 on-base percentage his senior year ... has a career ERA of 2.00 and 301 career strikeouts ... was team MVP as a sophomore, junior and senior ... was a member of the MAC-WBL District 8 All-Star Team ... four-year-starter and letterwinner for coach Chad Wells and the Flyers ... excelled at basketball, helping lead team to the 2003 state championship in 2003 and a repeat trip in the championship game in 2004... was team captain, earning Second Team All-Ohio, First Team All-MAC and first-team all-district ... was a member of the OHSAA Final Four All-Tournament Team ... also excelled in football, earning three varsity letters ... was team captain and earned best offensive player MVP honors for his contributions as the team's quarterback ... helped lead team to state championship in 2000 and 2001 and state runner up honors in 2003 ... played summer baseball with the American Legion Post 648 in St. Henry.


    Personal Born March 4, 1985 ... full name: Cory Robert Luebke ... son of Jeffrey and Nancy Luebke ... has one brother, Troy ... marketing major ... first cousin, Todd Boeckman, is a reserve quarterback for the Ohio State football team ... enjoys playing cards, fishing and golfing.
     
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    Pick 64 Daniel Payne CF Georgia State

    http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/payne_danny00.html

    Georgia Tech's starting center fielder and leadoff hitter for each of his first three seasons ... A very patient hitter with good power and speed ... Very good baserunner ... Outstanding defensive center fielder who can cover a lot of territory ... Also saw action on the mound early in 2006 and again in 2007

    A two-time first-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference honoree (2006, 2007) that finished his junior year ranked ninth in the school record books with 64 stolen bases and 201 runs scored in his career and tied for 20th with 45 career doubles ... One of just two players in school history to have reached base in at least 70-consecutive games, as he finished the 2007 season having reached base safely in 77-straight contests.

    Missed the last 25 games of his sophomore year but returned to lead the Yellow Jacket offense in 2007.
    2007 (hitting): Tech's top hitter for the second-consecutive season, earning him first-team all-ACC honors ... Led the team in average, hits, runs, doubles, triples, walks, stolen bases and on base percentage ... Finished second in the nation with 1.11 walks per game ... Hit safely in 48 contests ... Had a team-best 26 multi-hit as well as nine multi-RBI games in 2007 ... Hit safely in 21 of his last 23 games ... A second-team preseason All-America by Rivals.com, NCBWA and Collegiate Baseball and a third-team preseason All-America by Baseball America ... Named to the Brooks Wallace Award Preseason Watch List and was a USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist ... Went 2-for-3 in his first game back from injury at Georgia Southern (2/10) and ended the season-opening weekend hitting .667 with a double, home run, four RBI, four walks and a stolen base in the two-game series ... Went 2-for-3 with three runs scored, a stolen base, a double and triple against Illinois-Chicago (2/16) ... Hit .455 with two doubles, two triples, three RBI, three walks and a stolen base in the series against the Flames (2/16-2/18) ... Had four hits and six walks against Duquesne (2/23-2/25) ... Led the Jackets with three hits, two runs and two RBI vs. Western Carolina (2/27) ... Collected four hits, including a double, five walks, three runs and two RBI while posting a .643 on base percentage against Boston College (3/16-3/18) ... Hit a game-tying home run in the top of the ninth inning at Duke (3/23) and picked up a save in the game ... Hit .450 in the series against the Blue Devils with a double and home run ... Went 5-for-9 with four runs and two RBI against Georgia Southern (3/27-3/28) ... Hit the game-tying RBI single in the bottom of the ninth against Maryland (3/30) ... Collected six hits and three RBI in the series against the Terrapins (3/30-4/1) ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a pair of runs scored against Georgia (4/18) ... Went 6-for-11 with a double and five RBI against NC State (4/20-4/22) ... Was 3-for-3 in the second game of the series against the Wolfpack and had a three-run double in the finale (4/22) ... Tabbed the ACC Player of the Week for April 23, 2007 ... Posted a pair of doubles, drove in two runs and scored twice against Georgia (4/24) ... Hit .417 in the series at USF (5/5-5/7) ... Went 4-for-5 with a double and home run in the series opener at No. 5 North Carolina (5/11) and hit .571 with two doubles, two home runs and sic runs scored in the series against the Tar Heels (5/11-5/13) ... Hit safely in 21 of his last 23 games.

    2007 (pitching): Played in 15 games as a pitcher, making 10 scoreless appearances ... Made his season debut in the second game at Georgia Southern (2/11), facing three batters in one inning of work ... Tossed the eighth inning against Duquesne (2/24) and recorded two strikeouts before moving back to center field in the top of the ninth inning; returned to the mound in the same frame to finish off the game ... Picked up his first save by tossing the final 0.2 innings against Boston College (3/17) ... Earned save No. 2 against Duke (3/23) ... Closed out the game against Maryland (4/1) to earn save No. 3 on the season by striking out three of the four batters he faced ... Struck out four of the five batters he faced against NC State (4/22).

    2006: One of the Jackets' top hitters despite missing the last 25 games with an injury suffered in the first game of the series at Boston College (4/28) ... Earned first-team all-ACC honors ... Hit a team-best .356 on the season with 11 HR, 14 doubles, 44 RBI and 20 stolen bases ... Was leading the team in hits, runs, triples, home runs, total bases and stolen bases and ranked among the Top Ten in the ACC in nine different statistical categories at the time of his injury ... Posted 21 multi-hit and 11 multi-RBI games during the season ... Hit safely in 34 of 43 games and scored a run in 31 games in 2006 ... Went 3-for-6 with a double, three runs and two RBI at Georgia Southern (2/12) ... Had a career-best three stolen bases against Georgia State (2/15) ... Was 5-for-8 with three runs and two RBI in a double header against East Tennessee State (2/21) ... Went 4-for-7 with a home run, two doubles, and a career-high seven RBI against Rutgers (3/3) ... Hit .714 (10-for-14) with 10 RBI, five runs, three doubles and two homers in the series against Rutgers (3/3-3/5); reached base safely in 10 straight plate appearances during the series ... Had a nine-game hitting streak, in which he hit .488 with five doubles, two homers and 14 RBI, snapped against Northeastern (3/7) ... Went 3-for-5 in the first game against Virginia (3/10), all three hits were infield singles ... Was 5-for-14 with two home runs, four RBI and five runs scored at NC State (3/17-3/19) ... Went 2-for-3 with four runs scored against Western Carolina (3/28) ... Had three hits in the series opener at Maryland (3/31) ... Was 4-for-9 with two home runs in two games vs. Georgia Southern (4/4-4/5) ... Went 2-for-3 with a double and three runs scored against Georgia (4/12) ... Had four hits, two of which were home runs, and five runs scored against Clemson (4/14-4/16) ... Went 3-for-6 with a home run and double, three RBI and two runs scored at Georgia State (4/19) ... Had two hits, including a grand slam, as Tech rallied from an early 6-0 deficit in a 15-8 win at No. 5 Florida State (4/21) ... Had a season-long 14-game hitting streak, in which hit .359 with 7 HR and 18 RBI, snapped against Georgia (4/26) ... Earned a walk in his final plate appearance of the season in the first inning at Boston College (4/28) before a outfield collision ended his season with a shoulder injury.

    2005: Tech's leadoff hitter and the only player to start all 64 games ... Hit safely in 48 of 64 games and reached base safely in all but four games ... Scored at least one run in 43 games ... Went 6-for-15 with five runs in the ACC Tournament ... Named to the All-Tournament team at the NCAA Atlanta Regional, batting 3-for-16 (.188) and walking five times (.409 on base pct.) and scoring a tournament-high five runs ... Hit safely in each of the first eight games of his collegiate career ... Went 7-for-13 with a home run, six RBI and seven runs scored in three games vs. Iona (2/18-2/20) ... Went 6-for-12 with a home run, five RBI and six runs scored in a sweep at Duke (3/4-3/6) ... Had five hits and four runs scored in Tech's sweep of Wake Forest (3/11-3/13) ... Delivered the game-tying single in the bottom of the ninth inning in Tech's 11-10 win over NC State (3/20) ... Had a two-out, two-run single to cap a three-run ninth inning rally and lift Tech to a 9-8 win over Florida State (4/16) ... Went 4-for-12 in the series vs. the Seminoles ... Was 5-for-11 with four walks, two stolen bases and six runs vs. Virginia Tech (5/13-5/15).
    High School: A four-year letterwinner for coach Dave Audia at Sequoyah High School as a center fielder and pitcher ... Ranked as the No. 11 prospect in Georgia and No. 70 in the nation ... Named the Cherokee County Player of the Year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2002 and 2004 ... Owns Sequoyah career records in hits (107), batting average (.464), doubles (26), home runs (17) total bases (192), RBI (90), slugging percentage (.759), innings pitched (168), strikeouts (280), wins (16) and ERA (1.17) ... Played with the East Cobb Yankees during the summer months ... Named MVP of the Connie Mack World Series while leading his team to the championship ... Hit .470 with 10 home runs and 48 RBI in 158 at bats with the East Cobb Yankees ... Also lettered four years as a running back and corner back for football coach Sid Maxwell.
    Personal: Full name is Daniel Alexander Payne, Jr. ... Born September 8, 1985 ... Son of Dan and Kathy Payne ... Dean's List student majoring in Business Management ... 2006-07 Recipient of the James R. and Lamae S. Williams Baseball Endowment.
     
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    pick 81 Eric Sogard 2B Arizona State

    http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/sogard_eric00.html

    **2007 Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year**
    2006 (Sophomore): Burst onto the scene, earning All-American honors from NCBWA (Second Team), Collegiate Baseball (Third Team) and Rivals.com (Honorable Mention)...also named First Team All Pac-10...appeared in 55 games, starting 43 in the infield and outfield...hit .353 (65-184) with 50 RBI and 47 runs scored...tied with Ike Davis for team lead with nine home runs...finished third in the Pac-10 with a .625 slugging percentage thanks to his 13 doubles and five triples...also finished fourth in the conference with a 1.057 OPS...named Pac-10 Player of the Week (4/17) thanks to a series against USC where he hit .615 (8-13) with six RBI, two homers and seven runs scored...had 18 multi-hit games, including seven with three hits...also had 13 multi-RBI games...made his outfield debut at Stanford (4/29), making several highlight reel catches...played for the Bend Elks of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League over the summer...led the WCCBL with a .347 average (41-118)...also led the league with 38 walks and a .513 on base percentage...had a .962 OPS.


    2005 (Freshman): Saw action in 20 games and made two starts... hit .182 (4-for-22) with four RBI... went 1-for-5 in first career start vs. Baylor (2/27)... also had a hit and one RBI against Western Illinois (3/13)... was expected to sit out the 2005 season as a redshirt... went 1-for-1 with one RBI against UCLA (4/23)... drilled a pinch-hit, two-run double with the bases loaded in the eighth inning against Cal State Fullerton (6/11) in his first career postseason at-bat.... played for the Liberal Beejays in the Jayhawk Summer League... hit .347 (33-for-95) with six doubles, two triples, two home runs and 22 RBI... also had a .952 OPS (.436 on-base percentage + .516 slugging percentage).


    High School: A 2004 graduate of Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, Ariz... was ranked as the No. 7 high school prospect in the state of Arizona in 2004... earned three varsity letters under head coach Brian Dyer (2003-04) and Pat Higgins (2001-02)... Dyer is the son of former ASU and big league catcher Duffy Dyer... also lettered two years in soccer as a midfielder... played summer baseball with the Arizona C.U.B.S in Connie Mack and in the USA Junior Olympics with the Chaparral Firebirds... played with the Chicago Cubs scout team in the fall of 2002 and the Phillies scout team in 2003... saw limited duty as a varsity call-up as a freshman, going 2-for-3 with one double and one stolen base... named MVP of varsity team and second-team all-Skyline Region as a sophomore in 2002... hit .418 (38-for-91) with nine doubles, two triples, six home runs and five stolen bases... named first-team 4A All-State by the Arizona Republic his junior year... also earned Skyline Region Player of the Year honors and Northwest Valley Player of the Year honors... hit .547 (35-for-64) with 10 doubles, two triples, six home runs, 34 RBI, 13 stolen bases and a 1.047 slugging percentage... repeated as a 4A All-State selection as a senior in 2004... hit .450 (40-for-89) with 10 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 16 stolen bases... played in the "Super 50" All-Star game and was a member of the 4A North All-Star team and started at shortstop for both teams... completed his prep career with a .466 (115-for-247) batting average with 116 runs scored, 30 doubles, six triples, 20 home runs, 89 walks, 35 stolen bases and 106 RBI... holds the school career records for hits, batting average and on-base percentage... also competed in the Arizona Junior and Senior Sun Belt Tournaments and the TeamOne West Showcase.


    Personal: BIS major studying business and communications... parents are Rudy and Anna Sogard of Phoenix, Ariz... father played baseball at DePauw University and set the school home run record in 1975... has one younger brother, Alex, who is on the baseball team at Oregon State ... an uncle, Steve Sogard, played college baseball at Tufts University... has a 3.75 GPA in high school and earned an ASU academic scholarship... favorite MLB team is the Boston Red Sox and favorite player is Alex Rodriguez... enjoys skiing, hiking, playing cards and Ping-Pong... full name is Eric Sidney Sogard... born May 22, 1986 in Phoenix, Ariz.
     
  7. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    I like all these picks; great players
     
  8. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Pick 87 Bradley Clark CF Clemson

    http://clemsontigers.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/chalk_brad00.html

    Preseason first-team All-America pick by Baseball America...preseason first-team All-ACC by Baseball America and SEBaseball.com...#8 prospect in the ACC for the 2007 draft by Baseball America...#1 strikezone discipline and #1 baserunner in the ACC in the preseason by Baseball America...has beaten out many infield hits as a prototypical "slap" hitter...has a .352 batting average and .463 on-base percentage in two years at Clemson (132 games and 122 starts)...has 75 walks and 17 hit-by-pitches against only 40 strikeouts...has 36 career sacrifice bunts, most in Clemson history, and 20 career bunt singles...has the two-highest, single-season sacrifice bunt totals in Tiger history...has stolen 23 bases in 28 attempts in his career...has a good arm (nine career outfield assists)...a career .472 hitter with a .587 on-base percentage in nine ACC Tourney starts.
    Head Coach Jack Leggett on Chalk: "I think Brad is the premier centerfielder in the country. He has an outstanding arm, great feet, and great abilities in the outfield to track the ball down. Offensively, he puts the ball in play and has a great feel for the bunt game. He's a run-producer and a player that stirs up our offense. The way I see it, as he goes, we go."



    2006: All-ACC Academic team member...received the Tiger Baseball Award, given for outstanding leadership on the team...honored at the College World Series' pre-tournament banquet for having the team's best GPA...hit .353 with 67 runs scored and 18 stolen bases in 19 attempts in 68 games (all starts in centerfield)...played all 68 games in the #2 spot in the batting order...had 10 two-out RBIs...had a .467 on-base percentage thanks to 41 walks and 11 hit-by-pitches against only 21 strikeouts...had a school-record 21 sacrifice bunts, besting the same record he set as a freshman in 2005 when he had 15...led the team in runs scored, walks, hit-by-pitches, on-base percentage, and sacrifice bunts...second in the nation in sacrifice bunts, behind only Ben Orloff of UC Irvine, who had 26...led the ACC in sacrifice bunts, tied for seventh in triples and tied for seventh in walks...had 10 bunt singles...hit a team-best .358 with a .456 on-base percentage and 11 steals in 11 attempts in 30 ACC regular-season starts...hit a team-best .371 at home...hit .406 with a .537 on-base percentage (both team-bests) in neutral-site games...hit a team-best .381 with a .504 on-base percentage with runners on base...reached base a team-high 47 percent of the time when leading off an inning...hit .415 with a team-best .544 on-base percentage in May...hit a team-best .408 with a .532 on-base percentage and four steals in the postseason...had 26 multi-hit games, second-most on the team...had a 10-game hitting streak from late April to mid May and ended the season on a 16-game hitting streak...hit safely in 26 of the last 27 games and reached base via a hit or walk in each of the last 27 games...named to the All-ACC Tournament team after going 9-for-19 (.474) with eight runs scored, two doubles, a triple, five RBIs, five walks, three hit-by-pitches, a .630 on-base percentage, and three stolen bases in five games; therefore he reached base 17 times; the .474 batting average was best on the team...named to the Clemson Regional All-Tournament team after going 5-for-10 with a double in three games...had a triple and threw out the potential tying run at second base to end the game against #12 N.C. State on Mar. 25...went 2-for-3 with three runs scored at #11 Miami (FL) on Mar. 31...had the game-winning, RBI single in the seventh inning at #1 South Carolina on Apr. 5...went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice bunt against Maryland on Apr. 7; the sacrifice bunt was the 26th of his career to establish the Tiger record...went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored against Maryland on Apr. 8...went 3-for-4 with three runs scored against Maryland on Apr. 9...reached base four times, including one time on a double, twice by walk, and once on a hit-by-pitch, and scored two runs along with an RBI against #7 South Carolina on Apr. 12...went 3-for-5 at #10 Georgia Tech on Apr. 15...went 3-for-4 at #10 Georgia Tech on Apr. 16...scored three runs against Virginia Tech on Apr. 29...broke the Tiger single-season record with his 16th sacrifice bunt in the second game of a doubleheader at Duke on May 8...went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base against #13 Florida State on May 14...went 2-for-6 with three runs scored and two RBIs against #22 Wake Forest on May 18...went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two walks against #22 Wake Forest on May 20; he had two hits in each of the three games of the series...went 2-for-3 with a double, triple, three runs scored, and two RBIs against Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament on May 24...went 3-for-4 with a double, two walks, two runs scored, two RBIs, and a stolen base in the first game of a doubleheader against #7 Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament on May 27...went 2-for-4 with two walks against #25 N.C. State in the ACC Tournament on May 28...played for Falmouth in the Cape Cod League in the summer, where he hit .305 with six stolen bases in 36 games; he also pitched a scoreless inning in relief...#44 sophomore in the nation in the preseason and best outfield arm in the ACC by Baseball America...preseason first-team All-ACC by SEBaseball.com.



    2005: Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball...hit .350 with a .458 on-base percentage (both team-bests) in 64 games (54 starts, all in centerfield)...scored 46 runs and walked 34 times with six hit-by-pitches compared to only 19 strikeouts in 200 at-bats...had a 13-game hitting streak in May...hit a team-best .375 in games away from home and .367 in night games...hit a team-best .400 in Clemson wins and .218 in Clemson losses...hit .375 with a .485 on-base percentage from the #2 spot in the batting order (Clemson was 33-12 when he started at the #2 spot)...had 22 multi-hit games...had 15 sacrifice bunts, tied for the 11th-most in the nation...had a team-high 10 bunt singles...had five outfield assists...went 2-for-5 with a two-run double against West Virginia at Myrtle Beach, SC on Feb. 18...went 2-for-2 off the bench at Auburn on Mar. 6...went 3-for-3 with two walks against Furman on Mar. 16...went 3-for-4 with four runs scored, a double, and an RBI at Maryland on Mar. 25...went 2-for-2 with a sacrifice bunt, a run scored, and two RBIs in the second game of a doubleheader at Maryland on Mar. 26; in the three-game series, he was 7-for-11 (.636)...went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and two walks in the second game of a doubleheader at #6 Florida State on Apr. 3...hit two doubles and had two RBIs against Duke on Apr. 9...went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI against Duke on Apr. 10...went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored against #4 South Carolina on Apr. 13...went 1-for-1 with three walks against Elon on Apr. 26...went 3-for-5 at Virginia Tech on May 10...went 3-for-8 at Wake Forest on May 14...had two hits in each of the four ACC Tournament games from May 25-28...played for Wilmington in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he hit .283 with 10 stolen bases in 138 at-bats (35 games)...#34 freshman in the nation and #3 newcomer in the ACC in the preseason by Baseball America.



    BEFORE CLEMSON: Lettered four times in baseball at Riverside High School, where he was coached by Chris Bates...named the 2004 South Carolina Gatorade Player-of-the-Year...All-America choice according to Collegiate Baseball...three-time all-state and four-time all-region selection...member of the South Carolina Select team...played on two state championship teams and four region title squads.



    PERSONAL: Two-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll...majoring in sport management...born Bradley William Chalk on Jan. 20, 1986 in Spartanburg, SC.
     
  9. HollywoodLeo

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    Pick 117 Thomas Toledo RHP Braulio Alonso HS (Fla.)

    Can't find anything on him
     

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