Monday, December 05, 2016

Alaska at Florida, games 6 and 7

Game 6 Florida 8 Alaska 5

Facing Bartolo Fatone, Florida scored 3 times in the second with a Gromit single, Ortiz triple, and Oakenshield homer.  The lead wouldn't last though as in the 3rd inning Joel Camels allowed a pair of 2 out singles and then unwisely pitched to the King of the North.  Robb Stark tied the game with a deep fly to left.

Maldonado doubled in the bottom 3rd to make it 4-3.  That score remained until the top of the 6th.  Joel Camels allowed a pair of base runners to reach, and Wally Calhoun went to the pen for David Tejada.  This decision would earn Calhoun a Francona award.  Tejada struck out the side, stranding the runners.  Tejada hit for himself (striking out) and went back out there for the 7th, and he again struck out the side.

Florida broke the game open with a 4 run 7th.  Tejada went back out for the 8th but was out of gas, allowing 3 hits and a run before David Kison relieved him and ended the inning.  Darrell Tibbs came out for the 9th and got 2 quick outs, bringing up Stark.  The Alaska strongman tapped a weak grounder back to the pitcher, and we have a game 7.

Game 7: Florida 5 Alaska 0

Florida had ace Peter Buchanon on the mound and he did not disappoint.  Alaska went with Brandon Bailey, who matched scoreless innings through 3.  Alaska tried the strategy of running up Buchanon's pitch count with swings and misses, as he fanned 11 through 7 innings.  Bailey, with one strikeout, pitched to contact but the results didn't work out as well as in game 5.

Maldonado, Ortiz, and Kawasaki hit solo homers in the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings.  Florida added another in the 6th on a stolen bases attempt throwing error.  In the 7th, Ezekiel Duke hit for Buchanon, drew a walk, stole a base, and scored on a single.  Jesus Alvarez pitched a perfect 8th, and Grant Hansen came in for the 9th.  Stark grounded out, Merkich struck out, and Pandaval grounded back to the pitcher.  Florida will play in the first ever Sunshine state series.

Chicago at Miami game 6

Stars 10 Winds 3

Chicago scored in the first as Tobias Muttonly came home on a Javier Soto flyout.  Danny Almonte shut the Stars down in the first, but gave up the lead in the second mostly due to an inability to field his position.

With one out Oswipe Cabrera hit a slow roller towards the left side of the mound.  Almonte's delivery carried him over to the other side, he was slow to field the ball, and Cabrera beat out an infield hit.  One strikeout later, the same exact play happened off the weak bat of Cal Mathis.  2 on, 2 out, Forest Bush, Brian Kaat, and Billy Bass followed with conventional singles to put Miami up 3-1.

After a single and double in the 3rd, Almonte was relieved having given up 8 hits in 2.1 innings.  Felix Cabrera was able to pitch out of that jam, but the Stars really got busy in the 4th.  Miami scored 6 times off 3 Chicago pitchers, capped by a 3 run triple from Cal Mathis.

Brad Moulds pitched into the 8th allowing 3 runs, and Pat Jones finished the game to send Miami to the world series.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Florida vs Alaska games 3-4-5

Game 3: Florida 5 Alaska 3

Alaska took a 2-1 lead to the 7th against Florida ace Peter Buchanon.  With one out in the 7th, Gromit reached on an error by by 1B Stark.  Ortiz singled, sending Gromit to third, and stole second.  The throw went into center, allowing Gromit to score and Ortiz to third.  Mitch Oakenshield brought in the go ahead run with a fly to center.

Snow Sox tied it back up with a Colvin homer in the bottom of the inning.  In the 8th, Elijah Tebow loaded the bases with 2 outs, then Gromit delivered a 2 runs single to make it 5-3.  After a leadoff single, Grant Hansen came on to get a DP grounder and strikeout.  David Tejada then pitched a perfect 9th for the save.

Game 4: Alaska 4 Florida 3

In a well pitched game by Felix Bacani and Chris Reyes, Alaska took a 2-1 lead to the 7th.  With 2 out and 2 on, David Baron doubled over the head of center fielder Rickey Salazar to score Ortiz and Oakenshield.  Tejada set the Sox down in the 7th.  Kevin Stanfied pitched around a Kawasaki triple in the top 8th.  Jesus Perez had a perfect bottom 8th.  Stanfield allowed a single but no runs in the 9th.  Bottom of the 9th, and Florida went to Hansen to close it.

After a Reggie Rodriguez single, Salazar doubled to put move Reggie to third.  Merkich popped up, and the Panda was walked intentionally.  A walk to Mike Connor tied the game.  Reliever Tyler Nelson got Ed Chaney to ground into a force play, and Adam McClure to fly out.  Cesar Cordero pitched the 10th and 11th, scoreless innings, but had to leave with back spasms.

In the bottom of the l1th the Sox got 4 base runners including a double but could not score.  It went single - double play - single - double - intentional walk - ground out.  Tebow pitched a scoreless 12th.  In the 11th Salazar had a one out double.  Merkich walked, Panda flew out, and Connor singled up the middle to bring Salazar home.

Game 5: Alaska 5 Florida 1

Robb Stark hit a two run homer off Guzman in the first inning.  After that Snow Sox had trouble hitting Guzman as he racked up 10 strikeouts in 6 innings.  They whiffed his pitch count up to 111 and got to the weaker part of the Penguins bullpen as the aces were not 100%.  Meanwhile Tim Garrison, the Snow Sox 5th starter in 5 games, allowed one run on 5 hits over 7 innings.  The Snow Sox had multi hit games for each of their first 4 hitters and won without much drama.

The series goes back to Florida with the Snow Sox one win away from their first ever world series.

Miami vs Chicago games 3-4-5

Game 3: Miami 11 Chicago 2

Jered DeMario pitched into the 8th inning, and Miami blew open a 2-1 game with a 5 run 6th inning. Bass had 3 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBI, and a homer, Forest Bush had 3 RBI after entering the game as an injury replacement at second.  Jeff Powell allowed 7 runs for the loss.

Game 4: Miami 4 Chicago 1

Chicago struck first with a Javier Soto homer.  Miami rocked Ruben Ramirez in the 4th as Peter Rabbit homered and Billy Bass had a bases loaded triple.  That would be the end of the scoring, and Miami's Steve Harriman threw a complete game with 7 hits, no walks, and 2 strikeouts.

Game 5: Chicago 6 Miami 5

Adam Harris and Alfonso Gorin each homered off Roman Matos, and Chicago took a 3-2 lead to the 8th inning after a strong start by Kyle Bonderman.  In the 8th Peter Rabbit singled, bringing on reliever Claude Smith.  Bush struck out on a foul bunt attempt.  Daniel Smith singled, and Brian Kaat flew out to deep left, with Rabbit tagging up and advancing on the play.  That brought on the closer, Sanchez, to face Billy Bass.  Bass walked, loading the bases for Mighty Joe Young.

Young singled, 2 runs scored.  After a walk to Arceneaux, Trevor Burton flew out to end the inning.  Chicago did not score in the bottom 8th, and Sanchez kept Miami off the bases in the top 9th.

Bottom 9th, Dwight Schrute in.  Soto singled, Gorin walked, and Johnny Tusken singled to load the bases.  Pinch hitter Miguel Delgado popped up, Cody Fett struck out.  Miami was now one out away from the world series, but Schrute lost the strike zone against Adam Harris, walking in the tying run.  He found it against Tobias Muttonly and struck him out to end the innning.

In the 10th, a 2 out single by Bass brought Young to the plate, and he doubled to left and put Miami up again.  With a 5-3 lead, Miami went to Tim Sullivan.  Byron Jones flew out, Durazo singled, and Javier Soto struck out.  Once more an out away, Miami went to lefty Kevin Davidson.  Alfonso Gorin popped the ball into right field, but somehow it found a space in between the fielders, got away from Bass and rolled into the corner.  The game was tied and Gorin had a triple.  Johnny Tusken then flew out.

To the 11th.  Bradley Oliver got a fly out, single, and then Doug Gwosdz grounded to first where Muttonly started a 3-6-1 double play.  In the bottom of the inning Davidson walked Jose Isales.  Miami went to righty Pat Jones.  Fett struck out.  Harris singled, sending the runner to third. Muttonly grounded to third with the infield in, the runner held, and Arceneaux got the out at first.  Byron Jones walked, and Jason Durazo lifted a soft liner just over the head of the shortstop to bring in the winning run and send the series back to Miami.

MLCS games 1-2 in Florida

Game 1: Alaska 4 Florida 1

A pitcher's duel between Doug Guzman and Todd Johnson, Conn Barbarian homered in the 6th to score the first run of the game.  That score stood until the top of the 8th.  After 2 outs, David Kison walked Noah Colvin.  Tejada came into the game, and Sancho Pandaval pinch hit for the Sox.  Tejada's pitch was a fat one, and the Panda ate it up and spit it out over the left field wall.  Alaska scored 2 more in the top of the 9th, and after a lead off single Cesar Cordero ended the game with a strikeout and DP grounder.

Game 2: Florida 8 Alaska 3

Penguins broke a 1-1 tie with a 5 run 5th. Alex Maldonado's 3 run homer chased Bartolo Fatone, and the Penguins cruised to victory.  Joel Camels went 5 innings, allowing one run.

SLCS games 1-2 in Miami

Game 1: Chicago 2 Miami 1

Ruben Ramirez pitched 8 innings, Gregor Clegane homered, and Brady Sanchez shut the Stars down in the 9th

Game 2: Miami 7 Chicago 6

Winds took a 6-1 lead into the 9th, with Danny Almonte pitching a gem.  Miami's only run came on a 2nd inning homer by Arceneaux.  In the 9th things fell apart.  Ferreira and Kaat opened with singles, and Joe Young drew a walk.  That was it for Almonte, and closer Sanchez came on.  Arceneaux singled to make it 6-2, and a Billy Bass sac fly made it 6-3.  Sanchez then hung a slider to Daniel Smith, who lined it over the left field wall to tie the game.

Neither team put together a major threat until the bottom of the 11th.  Arceneaux singled after a 13 pitch battle with Claude Smith.  Bass walked, and a Smith groundout moved the runners up a base.  After an intentional walk to Peter Rabbit, Oswipe lifted a fly to medium center.  Arceneaux tagged and slid in headfirst with the winning run.

MLDS: Florida vs. New York Cobra

Game 1: Florida 4 New York 0

Peter Buchanon struck out 9 over 7.1 innings, allowing 4 hits.  David Tejada got the last 5 outs.  Joey Howell homered, Maldonado, Ortiz, and Conn Barbarian each had 2 hits and scored a run.  Florida beat Stephen Hamburg, who allowed 7 hits over 6 innings.

Game 2: Florida 9 New York 6

Florida scored 2 runs in each of the first 2 innings off Buddy Dervish, prompting Bob Zygyk to pinch hit for him in the bottom of the second and turn it into a bullpen game.  New York was able to get a few runs back off a shaky Doug Guzman (5 walks, 4 runs in 5 innings).  In the 4th however Florida blew the game open, scoring 5 runs to push the score to 9-3.  Joey Howell homered and both Guzman and Mitch Oakenshield (on short dwarves legs) tripled.  Jon Papelbrad pitched the 7th and 8th, striking out 5 and allowing no runs to keep things close as NY scratched across a few runs against 6 Florida relievers.

In the bottom 8th, with Florida up 9-6, New York got a walk and a double to bring the tying run up.  Harold Perez struck out Eddie Walker and Keith Lee, bringing up Chad White.  Florida brought Grant Hansen out of the pen, and White lashed a line drive into the right field corner.  Instead of 2 runs, an incredible effort by Conn Barbarian, ending with a diving catch, brought the inning to a close.  Hansen had less trouble in the bottom 9th, with a perfect inning and two strikeouts.

Game 3: NY 3 Florida 0

Sylvanus Tonka pitched a 3 hitter over 8 innings, and Papelbrad a perfect 9th for the save.  Joel Camels pitched well, but Florida's bats did not show up.  Keith Lee and Sal Rodriguez had RBI hits, and Reggie Moye added a 9th inning insurance run with a pinch homer.

Game 4: New York 5 Florida 4

New York scored all 5 runs off Chris Reyes in the first 3 innings, including a 2 run homer by Sal Rodriguez in the 3rd.  Florida tried valiantly to come back.  Alex Maldonado had a 2 run homer off Hamburg in the 4th, and in the 8th Gromit Peveto's 2 run shot off Brian Avila made it a one run game.  After the homerun, Papelbrad came in to strike out Oakenshield and pinch hitter Bob King.

In the 9th, Melvin Ortiz led off with a walk.  David Baron popped up.  Conn Barbarian then came close to winning the series for Florida with a deep drive to left center that just stayed in the park for Jay Bourn.  A single by Howell put the winning run on base.  An exhausted Papelbrad then got Alex Maldonado to ground out to third to end the game.

Game 5: Florida 3 New York 2

Back in New York, the Cobra would have to play this one without Papelbrad being available.  It would turn out to be a real nail-biter, as Cobra president Brad and president-elect Trump watched from the owners box.

Florida scored in the second as pitcher Peter Buchanon lined a 2 out single off Dervish to bring a runner in from third.  In the 4th, New York put runners on the corners with nobody out.  Florida played back for the double play and got it, but the tying run scored.

In the 5th, it was Buchanon again, drawing a lead off walk.  He would end up scoring on a Joey Howell sacrifice fly.  New York, in the bottom of the inning, got a 2 out single by Gonzalo Veres.  Jay Bourn pinch ran and stole second, then scored on pinch hitter Reggie Moye's double.  Innings 6-8 came and went with no score.

Top of the 9th, Mitch Oakenshield doubled with one out, and Florida chose to leave pitcher Tejada in the game.  He bunted the dwarf to third.  New York went to hard throwing Rudiger Rocker to face lefty David Baron.  Baron lined a single into left for a 3-2 lead.

Bottom of the 9th, Tejada struck out Jay Born, Sal Rodriguez, and then faced LaDarrell Piniella, the last man off NY's bench and a weak hitting catcher.  He lifted a medium fly to right, Conn Barbarian took it, and Florida advances to the championship series.

MLDS: Alaska vs. Los Angeles

Game 1: LA 4 Alaska 0

Suzuke Mazdahonda struck out 10 over 7 innings.  LA scored 3 in the first off Brandon Bailey, and chased him after 2 innings.  Damon Lewis had 2 hits including a homer.

Game 2: LA 3 Alaska 0

Brett Edwards struck out 8, allowed 4 hits, and came one out away from a complete game shutout.  Matt King came on to strike out Robb Stark for the final out.  The Snow Sox failed to score in either game and as an 83-79 team that was outscored on the regular season look ready to make a quick playoff exit.

Game 3: Alaska 12 Los Angeles 0

Alaska wakes up, Ryan Hall, Reggie Rodriguez, and Robb Stark each have 3 RBI and a homerun.  Bartolo Fatone pitches 7.1 innings, while the Snow Sox pound Nathan Tabor.

Game 4: Alaska 4 Los Angeles 0

Once again the losing team is shut out.  Brandon Bailey allowed 4 hits over 8 innings, and Cesar Cordero struck out the side in the 9th.  For LA, Mazdahonda pitched into the 7th allowing only one run, but Ray Mohler allowed 3 in the 8th as the Snow Sox took control.

Game 5: Alaska 5 LA 2

A sac fly off Brett Edwards gave Alaska a 1-0 lead in the first.  In the 4th Stark led off with a walk, and moved to third one out later on a Sancho Pandaval single.  After another out moved the Panda up one base Pete Stallone brought both runners in with a single.  Blair Polanco followed with an RBI double to make it 4-0.

LA got 2 runs back in the bottom of the inning on back to back homers by Adrian Sandusky and Chris Hamilton.  Felix Bacani settled down and allowed no more runs through the 6th.  A sixth inning RBI by Panda made it 5-2 and Alaska turned it over to the bullpen with Kevin Stanfield, Elijah Tebow, and Cesar Cordero closing the game out. In the bottom of the 9th Cordero recorded one out but allowed a single and walk to bring the tying run to the plate.

Up stepped Kobe Jones, 38 years old, 3000 hits, future Hall of Famer, making perhaps his final appearance before his hometown fans.  After a 5 minute standing ovation Jones set to work on tying this do or die game up.  Cordero brought the heat, near 100 MPH, and for pitch after pitch Jones fouled the ball back to the screen.  After taking one outside, Kobe took one more swing, over the top of a slider for strike three.  On the next play pinch hitter George Rivera grounded to short, and the Snow Sox come back from a 2-0 deficit to advance.

SLDS: Chicago vs. Utah

Game 1: Chicago 4 Utah 2

Ryan Clark had a 2 runs single in the second and Alfonzo Gorin added a 2 run homer in the 4th.  Ruben Ramirez pitched a strong 6 innings and Brady Sanchez struck out 4 in a 5 out save.  Alex Bronkey went the distance for Utah.

Game 2:  Utah 4 Chicago 0

B.J. Contreras scored 3 runs, though one was all that was needed.  Earl Hickey allowed 5 hits over 8 innings before Chris Grimes resumed his role as the "Saving Ute".

Game 3:  Chicago 4 Utah 3

Utah took a 3-0 lead into the 7th before Chicago rallied to tie it.  Jason Durazo homered, then three straight singles loaded the bases with nobody out.  An inside pitched nicked the Mountain Clegane, forcing in another run.  After a pop up, Steve Werden tied the game with a single.  Gorin grounded back to the pitcher for a force at the plate, and Ryan Clark struck out.  Still tied in the 8th, Chicago went back to Brady Sanchez, who pitched a scoreless inning around a Frank Lewis walk.

In the 9th, Werden doubled off Marcelino Lopez with 2 out, and Gorin drove him home with a single to right.  Sanchez struck out the first 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th.  Contreras singled, but Jose Landry popped up to 3rd to end the game.

Game 4: Chicago 7 Utah 2

Chicago broke a 1-1 tie open with a 5 run 5th.  Steve Werden had 4 hits, Kyle Bonderman allowed one hit over 5.1 innings, and Claude Smith pitched the final 2 innings to close out the series.

SLDS: Miami vs. New York Knights

Game 1: New York 7 Miami 2

Justin Zoolander allows one run while pitching into the 8th.  Kent Garner and Brandon Bergeron each have 2 hits and 2 RBI as New York scores early and Miami never threatens.  Roman Matos (4.2 innings, 6 hits, 3 runs) takes the loss.

Game 2: Miami 9 New York 3

Miami breaks a scoreless tie with a 5 run 4th.  Brian Kaat and Devan Arceneaux each have 3 hits including a homer.  Brad Moulds pitches 6.1 innings for the win, while Odis Robinson takes the loss.

Game 3: Miami 3 New York 2

Billy Bass gives Miami a 2-0 lead with a 2 run triple.  Mick McAndrews ties it up with a 2 run 5th inning homer off Jered DeMario in the 5th.  Miami took the lead in the top of the 9th as Oswipe Cabrera's double off Ron Tejada brought home Daniel Smith from first base.  Dwight Schrute came on in the 9th and struck out the side on 13 pitches to give Miami a 2-1 series lead.

Game 4: Miami 8 New York 5

Joe Young and Prince Ferreira each had 3 hits, while Billy Bass and Peter Rabbitt each drove in 2 runs.  Miami chased Justin Zoolander in the 6th with 10 hits allowed.  Peter Rabbitt crushed a 418 foot homer off Zoolander to the lamentations of his jawa wife, Kate Lewis (sister of B.J. And Justin Lewis).  Dwight Schrute came in to the 9th with an 8-4 lead and allowed a triple and run, but struck out Kent Garner to send Miami on to the next round.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Wild Card Series

Orlando vs NY Knights

Zoolander faced Mike Carpenter.  NY took a 4-3 lead to the 8th.  Reliever Ryan Webb got the first 2, then gave up a double to Tim Diaz.  Michael Dobbs tied the game with a single.  The game would go into extra innings, where Orlando used closer James Batts for 2 innings.  In the top of the 11th Alonzo Zepeda's 2 run triple off Clinton Santana gave Orlando the lead, and Greg Collier was able to close out the game.

New York tied the series with a 6-1 win in game 2 behind 8 2/3 innings from Odis Robinson.  Kent Garner homered, and Wily Ramirez had 3 hits, 2 runs, and 2 RBI.

Game 3: New York jumped off to a 6-1 after 4 innings, sending Jose Escobar to the showers.  Joseph Smith Langford had some trouble in the 6th.  L.J. Burroughs brought Orlando with 2 runs on a 3 run, 2 out homer.  Roberto Calazzo and Ron Tejada shut the Rugrats down from there, and New York wins.

They will play Miami next, while Utah plays Chicago.

Florida vs. Bay Area

Game 1

Alex Maldonado's 3rd inning, 3 run homer put Florida on the board.  Peter Buchanon threw 5 shutout innings but ran into some trouble in the 6th.  Leopold Stotch led the inning off with a double, Miguel Cruz brought him home with a single, and Jarod Fulton tied the game up with a 439 foot homer.

Buchanon settled down from there, allowing no more in the 6th and pitching a scoreless 7th as well.  In the 8th David Baron walked with one out, Conn Barbarian singled.  Looking for speed, Florida ran Ezekiel Duke for Baron, and they pulled off a double steal.  Just in time, as Joey Howell lifted a deep fly to center to bring the run home.  Florida went to Darrell Tibbs for a scoreless 8th, and allowed him to start the 9th.  Tibbs allowed a lead off single, and was replaced by lefty David Tejada.  Tejada struck out Corey McGarvey, the only batter he'd face.  Grant Hansen came on to record the last 2 outs and put Florida up 1-0.

Game 2: Doug Guzman and George White took the mound, and held things scoreless until the 5th.  In the bottom 5th, Kawasaki singled, Oakenshield walked, and Melvin Ortiz singled to load the sacks with nobody out.  Left fielder Bob King, a better defender than hitter, struck out, bringing up the pitcher's spot.  Ezekiel Duke pinch hit for Guzman and brought home the first run with a single.  That's all Florida would get as Gromit popped up and Howell flew out to deep right.

Tibbs came on for the second straight day and pitched a 1-2-3 6th, throwing only 4 pitches.  He went back out for the 7th and walked Stotch, but got Garciajawa to hit into a double play and Steve Edwards to ground out.  The Penguins added a pair of insurance runs in the 7th on a Gromit 2 run single.

Tejada came out for the 8th, facing the top of the order and pitched a 1-2-3 inning.  With lefties due up, Tejada remained in the game for the 9th. McGarvey flew out to right, and then Ryan Harris and Stotch struck out to send Florida on the the division series.  They will play New York.

In the other matchup, the Shockers will play the Snow Sox.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Foster walks off to 3000

On 8/11/2016 Jason Foster reached the 3000 hit mark against Toledo.  With 2 hits already on the day, Foster came up against Ernesto Lopez in the bottom of the 10th.  With bases loaded and nobody out, Foster lined a 1-1 fastball up the middle to win the game.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Foster heading home

Jason Foster was traded to the Springfield Isotopes, with Lee Harvey Oswalt heading to the Florida Penguins.  Foster, 43, began his career 21 years ago in Springfield and is only 8 hits away from 3000.  Florida, however, had little playing time to offer beyond a pinch hitting role.  In the last 2 months, he only has 3 hits.  Springfield will allow Foster a chance to collect the hits he needs as a designated hitter.  Foster is one of the few players left to have played in the Microleague era, which ended in 1996.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

White hopes to play again in 2016

Chad White was initially expected to miss the remainder of the 2016 season after tearing a back muscle.  White recently flew to Germany where he will visit a mad scientist in search of a miracle recovery.  

New York remains hopeful that Chad will return for the playoffs.

Florida acquires Maldonado

The Florida Penguins traded for Alex Maldonado, sending minor league infielders Ryan Lawrence, CJ Crom, Valery Dauphin, and pitchers Bill Berard and Jesus Perez to the Rabbits.

Florida's lineup was in desperate need of a power bat.  Maldonado has played outfield for his entire career, but Florida's outfield is full with Conn, Gerald Jr, and Gromit.  Maldonado will be moved to first base. 

Asked about the transition, GM Yoda replied "first base he will play.  Easy it is.  Tell him, el jawa will."

Bench coach Ryne "el jawa" Solo Jr responded " Es mas dificil."

Saturday, June 04, 2016

2016 Draft

Commissioner Manfred takes the podium...

With the first pick in the 2016 Out of the Park draft, Denver Rabbits select Michael Stewart from Manhattan college.

Stewart is a speedy switch hitting center fielder with top of the line power.  He reminds some of a young Mickey Mantle.  Despite his speed, he is not a polished defender and may move to a corner.

Second pick: STL selects Alex Jones from Minnesota.  This college shortstop is an excellent defender with potential to hit 20 or more homeruns and is an above average runner.

Third pick: Louisville selects Jimmy "Dyn-O-Mite" Walker from Pasadena.  A catcher with strong receiving skills, Jimmy should be an average hitter with above average power from both sides of the plate.

Fourth pick: Toledo makes it four collegiate bats in a row with Cary Lee from Illinois State.  Cary is a lefty hitting outfielder with a sweet swing and strong power.  Despite below average speed he gets good jumps and plays strong defense, and might even stick in center.  Lee also pitched in college, throws in the mid 90's, and went 10-2 with a 2.00 ERA and 160 strikeouts this season.

Fifth pick: Charlotte selects Luis Harris from Oklahoma State.  Another college bat, Harris plays center field and is one of the top defenders in the draft class.  He's a bit raw at the plate, but has the ability to be an average hitter with good power, and has shown patience at the plate.  With his top of the line speed, Harris stole 32 bases in 36 attempts.

Sixth pick: Orlando takes lefthander Clay Seymour out of Alabama as the first pitcher off the draft board.  Seymour is a durable 6'7, 230 pound specimen. His fastball sits in the mid 90's, and he already has an above average curve and change. 

Seventh pick: Cleveland selects Malcolm Thomas, center fielder for the Florida Gators.  Thomas is a potential 5 tool player whose only weakness is a lack of patience at the plate.

Hawaii is on the clock.