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Final Tribe draft notes

By sstorm Published: June 9, 2010

To wrap up the third and final day of the exhaustive MLB draft, here are some final notes that pertain to the Indians.

The first three draft picks were LHP Drew Pomeranz, junior college OF LeVon Washington and high school infielder Tony Wolters.

1) Pomeranz, 21, was considered the best lefty in the draft, coming out after his junior year at Ole Miss. The 6-5, 231-pounder went 9-2 with a 2.24 ERA in 16 starts while limiting opposing batters to a .195 average. Pomeranz was the SEC Pitcher of the Year and his 139 strikeouts were the third most among NCAA Division 1 pitchers.

2) Washington, 18, is a 5-10, 165-pounder who batted .327 with 11 doubles, a triple, eight home runs, 25 RBI and 39 runs scored in 41 games for Chipola Community College. He was a first-round pick last year by the Tampa Bay Rays, but did not sign.

3) Wolters, 18, is a 5-210, 165-pounder from California's Rancho Buena Vista High School. He batted .430 with six doubles, three triples, four homers, 17 RBI and 27 runs scored in 25 games. He also was a perfect 25-for-25 on stolen bases.

* NOTABLE PICKS - In addition to selecting Cleveland native C Alex Lavisky in the eighth round, the Tribe also selected high school SS Hunter Jones (son of former major leaguer Tracy Jones) in the 11th round, junior college INF Logan Thompson (son of Indians special assistant and former major leaguer Robby Thompson in the 33rd round and Wright State University 2B Aaron Fields (son of Indians hitting coordinator and former major leaguer Bruce Fields).

* BY THE NUMBERS - Of the 50 players drafted by the Tribe, 22 were right-handed pitchers, six were left-handed pitchers and 22 were position players...20 of the pitchers came out of the college ranks and eight were high school pitchers.

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