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Breakdown of each Indians draft choice

By Ron Ledgard Published: June 6, 2012

This entry is for the baseball draftniks out there.

The MLB draft is over, and the Indians have sent out a release that lists each draft choice.

The release is very long but it includes heights and weights and some info on each choice.

Here is the Indians release:

Round 1 (#15 overall)

OF TYLER NAQUIN

AGE/DOB: 21, April 24, 1991 College: Texas A & M

BATS/THROWS: L/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3/190

Hails from Spring, TX outside of Houston…batted .380 (92-242) for the Aggies this season with 18 doubles, 6 triples, 3 home runs and 49 RBI in 61 games…He also scored 56 runs, stole 21 bases in 26 attempts and posted an OPS of .999 (.458OB/.541SLG)…A first-team All-Big 12 selection, he also is a semifinalist for the 2012 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award and received Louisville Slugger third team All-American honors.

From MLB.com on Naquin

Comments: Naquin brings a lot of qualities to the table, but some of it doesn’t add up, making some wonder if he’s a bit of a "tweener."Coming from a top-notch program, Naquin has a great approach to the game and plays it the right way. He has a smooth swing from the left side and can spray line drives all over the field. He will occasionally show some leverage and loft, but hasn’t really shown much power to date. He’s a solid-average runner with excellent baserunning instincts which allow him to take the extra base and steal some bases. He might have the best outfield arm in the Draft class, a true plus. He shows pretty good range from the outfield.Here’s where it gets confusing. Naquin has the arm for right field, but not the power bat typically associated with the position. He has some skills for center field, but hasn’t played there much and might not have the range. Still, his ability to hit, run well, throw and play the game with plus baseball IQ should have plenty of suitors..

Round 2 (#79 overall)

RHP MITCHELL BROWN

AGE/DOB: 18, April 13, 1994 High School: Rochester Century HS (MN)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1/195

Prep pitcher from the state of Minnesota, went 6-1 w/a 0.65 ERA in 7 starts this spring for Rochester Century High School near Minneapolis (43.0IP, 13H, 3ER, 12BB, 89K). Committed to pitch for the University of San Diego. Was a 3rd team High School all-America

selection by Rawlings.

From MLB.com on Brown

Comments: It’s not uncommon for players who play in colder climates to be late risers as scouts get to see them as the weather changes. That definitely has been the case for Brown this spring. While not the biggest guy in the world, he is strong and durably built. He also has a good idea of what he’s doing on the mound. The right-hander can run his fastball up to 94 mph. He can spin a breaking ball pretty well, throws a good cutter and even shows a feel for the changeup. That gives him the chance to have four Major League average or well above offerings in the future. While Brown can struggle with his overall command at times, it’s not a long-term concern. There was little doubt he was the best player in the state of Minnesota as the Draft approached, one who was creeping up higher on Draft boards.

Round 3 (#110 overall)

RHP KIERAN LOVEGROVE

AGE/DOB: 17, July 28, 1994 High School: Mission Viejo HS (CA)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4/185

Prep pitcher from San Diego, CA area was named co-MVP of Sea View League and helped pitch Mission Viejo to the CIF Division II title…Went 6-3 w/a 1.58 ERA during his senior season (62.0IP, 39H, 14ER, 34BB, 78K)…Named 2012 Rawlings 3rd team High School all-America and was a California - All Region 1st Team selection by Rawlings…Committed to play baseball at Arizona State.

From MLB.com on Lovegrove

Comments:This SoCal right-hander has great upside but has been inconsistent throughout his career. His delivery has a short stride and relies mostly on arm action, but he is able to consistently throw his fastball from 90-94 mph. His slider, although inconsistent, has a chance to be a strikeout pitch. His changeup has the chance to be an average pitch but can help complement his fastball and slider if they aren’t being commanded well. Lovegrove also has the ability to add muscle to his lean frame, which could mean added velocity. A team that thinks that it could smooth out his mechanics will take a chance on him and could end up getting great value.

Round 4 (#143 overall)

OF D’VONE McCLURE

AGE/DOB: 18, January 1, 1994 High School: Jacksonville Sr HS (AR)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3/190

Prep centerfielder was a Rawlings 2nd team High School All-America selection and first-team all-Southeast region by Rawlings was also named to the 2012 Louisville Slugger Pre-Season High School All-America team…Hit .412 (35-85) with 12 2B, 1HR, 15RBI, 26 steals and 28 runs scored during his senior season at Jacksonville…Led Jacksonville to the Arkansas state baseball title as a junior…Committed to play baseball at the University of Arkansas…

From MLB.com on McClure

Comments: An outstanding athlete who played football in high school but then gave up the gridiron to focus on the diamond and take a baseball scholarship to Arkansas. If he gets drafted as early as it seems he might, he may never be a Razorback. McClure has some tools, particularly with a bat in his hands. He has excellent bat speed and should grow into plenty of power as he matures. Whether he stays in center field remains to be seen, but he could have enough bat to profile just fine at an outfield corner spot.

Round 5 (#173 overall)

RHP DYLAN BAKER

AGE/DOB: 20, April 6, 1992 College: Western Nevada CC

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2/215

Hails from Juneau, Alaska…Sophomore at Western Nevada went 13-0 with a 1.91 ERA in 18 games/16 starts this spring (84.2IP, 46H, 18ER, 46BB, 126K)…Previously pitched at Tacoma CC as a freshman…Was named Scenic West Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year and helped Western advance to the Junior College World Series.

From MLB.com on Baker

Comments: The junior college ranks always produce some good talent and in 2012, Baker might be the best from that pool. With a strong, durable and athletic build, Baker is what teams want to see on the mound. He could have three at least Major League average pitches with solid average command. His fastball sits comfortably around 92 mph, but he can dial it up to 95 mph when he needs to, and it has some pretty good run and sink to it. His secondary stuff is behind the fastball, but his curve has the kind of rotation you’re looking for and he has shown a feel for a changeup with decent fade. He gets very high marks for his competitive nature on the mound. While it might take some time for those secondary pitches to develop and for it all to come together, Baker’s upside has him moving up boards as the Draft approaches.

Round 6 (#203 overall)

INF JOSEPH WENDLE

AGE/DOB: 22, April 26, 1990 College: West Chester University (PA)

BATS/THROWS: L/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11/190

Named National Collegiate Baseball Writers’ Association (NCBWA) first team all-America for the 2012 NCAA Division II college baseball national champions…Also named a first team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic all-America…For his senior season hit .399 (79-198) with 19 2B, 9 3B, 12HR, 59RBI and 64 runs scored in 56 games for West Chester University…Won the PSAC triple crown by leading the conference in batting average, home runs and RBI.

Round 7 (#233 overall)

OF JOSH SCHUBERT-McADAMS

AGE/DOB: 18, January 25, 1994 High School: Calhoun HS (GA)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4/210

Batted .447 with six home runs, nine doubles and three triples to his team to a Region 7-AA title and a third-round state playoff appearance…Went 6-1 with a 2.68 ERA in his time on the mound…Signed to play baseball at High Point University (NC)

Round 8 (#263 overall)

RHP CALEB HAMRICK

AGE/DOB: 18, September 25, 1993 High School: Cedar Hill HS (TX)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2/210

Caleb Hamrick was a four year starter at Cedar Hill…Was been named All-District four times and was the District MVP in 2010…In 2011, Hamirck was 7-4 with a 1.95 ERA in 71 innings of work for the Longhorns (90K, 59H, 16BB)… In 2011, he was a Pre-Season Underclassman All-American as selected by Perfect Game…Signed to play baseball at Dallas Baptist Univ

Round 9 (#293 overall)

RHP JACOB LEE

AGE/DOB: 22, October 25, 1989 College: Arkansas State

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1/190

Senior at Arkansas State University…Named third-team Louisville Slugger TPX All-American Thursday by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper…Lee went 9-1 w/a 2.77 ERA and was also named Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Year and first-team All-SBC…Is ASU’s career strikeout leader, struck out 86 batters on the 2012 season…He also finished w/24 career victories, 1 shy of the school record and is also first with 322.1IP

Round 10 (#323 overall)

RHP JOSH MARTIN

AGE/DOB: 22, December 30, 1989 College: Samford University (AL)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-5/230

Senior at Samford…Drafted in the 25th round in 2011 by the Pittsburgh Pirates…Named Louisville Slugger third team all-America in 2012…Martin went 12-2 w/a 3.35 ERA in 17 starts for Samford in 2012, finishing tied for the NCAA lead in wins…Samford career leader in wins w/24…Also named first-team All-Southern Conference…Posted a record of 6-2 and an ERA of 2.76 in 58.2 innings of the work as a junior in 2011

Round 11 (#353 overall) OF LOGAN VICK

AGE/DOB: 21, October 22, 1990 College: Baylor

BATS/THROWS: S/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11/190

First team All-Big 12 in 2012…Hit .344 with 25 2B, 2HR, 39RBI, 17 SB in 2012 (.436OB%)

Round 12 (#383 overall) CA JEREMY LUCAS

AGE/DOB: 21, January 10, 1991 College: Indiana State

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2/190

Joe Carter MVC Player of the Year...Johnny Bench Award semifinalist...Hit .350 with 13 doubles, two triples and nine home runs, 52 runs batted in and 52 runs (.445OB%)

Round 13 (#413 overall) OF TYLER BOOTH

AGE/DOB: 19, October 27, 1992 College: Central Arizona College

BATS/THROWS: L/L HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0/155

Round 14 (#443 overall) RHP SCOTT PEOPLES

AGE/DOB: 20, September 5, 1991 College: Western Oklahoma State

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-5/190

Round 15 (#473 overall) CA NELSON RODRIGUEZ

AGE/DOB: 17, June 12, 1994 High School: George Washington (NYC)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2/250

Round 16 (#503 overall) RHP CODY PENNY

AGE/DOB: 21, May 15, 1991 College: North Carolina

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3/205

Round 17 (#533 overall) OF ANDREW CALICA

AGE/DOB: 18, March 5, 1994 High School: Eastlake, HS (CA)

BATS/THROWS: S/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1/180

Round 18 (#563 overall) RHP LOUIS HEAD

AGE/DOB: 22, April 23, 1990 College: Texas State

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0/190

Round 19 (#593 overall) RHP COLYN O’CONNELL

AGE/DOB: 18, July 19, 1993 High School: Dunedin, HS (FL)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-5/200

Round 20 (#623 overall) RHP NICHOLAS PASQUALE

AGE/DOB: 21, October 27, 1990 College: Diablo Valley College (CA)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0/190

Round 21 (#653 overall) IF JOE SEVER

AGE/DOB: 21, August 12, 1990 College: Pepperdine

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0/205

Round 22 (#683 overall) RHP JAMES STOKES

AGE/DOB: 21, October 9, 1990 College: Elon University (NC)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-6/225

Round 23 (#713 overall) CA RICHARD STOCK

AGE/DOB: 21, February 8, 1991 College: Nebraska

BATS/THROWS: L/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2/190

Round 24 (#743 overall) RHP THOMAS WHITE

AGE/DOB: 20, November 9, 1991 College: South Georgia College (GA)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11/185

Round 25 (#773 overall) RHP CAMERON COX

AGE/DOB: 19, May 14, 1993 College: Weatherford College (TX)

BATS/THROWS: L/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3/190

Round 26 (#803 overall) RHP JUSTIN GARZA

AGE/DOB: 18, March 20, 1994 High School: Bonita HS (CA)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10/160

Round 27 (#833 overall) RHP RAY CASTILLO

AGE/DOB: 18, March 23, 1994 High School: Russell County, HS (AL)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0/180

Round 28 (#863 overall) IF JOSHUA PIGG

AGE/DOB: 18, November 9, 1993 High School: Franklin HS (CA)

BATS/THROWS: L/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1/175

Round 29 (#893 overall) LHP RANDALL FANT

AGE/DOB: 21, January 28, 1991 College: Arkansas

BATS/THROWS: L/L HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4/190

Round 30 (#923 overall) IF JOSH LESTER

AGE/DOB: 17, July 17, 1994 High School: Columbus HS (GA)

BATS/THROWS: L/L HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0/189

Round 31 (#953 overall) OF DANIEL HOLST

AGE/DOB: 18, August 1, 1993 High School: Parkway South Senior HS (MO)

BATS/THROWS: L/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11/165

Round 32 (#983 overall) IF PAUL HENDRIX

AGE/DOB: 17, November 18, 1991 College: Howard College (TX)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1/180

Round 33 (#1013 overall) IF CORY RALEY

AGE/DOB: 18, June 22, 1993 High School: Uvalde HS (TX)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2/190

Round 34 (#1043 overall) CA MATTHEW FULTZ

AGE/DOB: 18, July 28, 1993 High School: Lee’s Summit West HS (MO)

BATS/THROWS: L/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1/215

Round 35 (#1073 overall) IF NICK HAMILTON

AGE/DOB: 22, November 19, 1989 College: Kent State (OH)

BATS/THROWS: S/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1/200

Round 36 (#1103 overall) RHP BENNY SUAREZ

AGE/DOB: 20, September 28, 1991 College: Hill Junior College (TX)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0/190

Round 37 (#1133 overall) OF JACOB MORRIS

AGE/DOB: 21, December 19, 1990 College: Arkansas

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3/215

Round 38 (#1163 overall) RHP JOSHUA NERVIS

AGE/DOB: 23, October 25, 1988 College: Sonoma State (CA)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3/230

Round 39 (#1193 overall) RHP D.J. BROWN

AGE/DOB: 21, November 28, 1990 High School: James Madison (VA)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-6/205

Round 40 (#1223 overall) OF ANTHONY HAWKINS

AGE/DOB: 18, October 12, 1993 High School: Fresno HS (CA)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10/220
 

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