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Re: 2013 Draft
« Reply #1020 on: June 11, 2013, 12:49:28 pm »
10    288    487    Zack Godley      [View Scouting Report]      [View Limit Calculations]    RHP    Tennessee    Tenn.       
Ranked #487 in Baseball America's Top 500.
Godley has been an important part of head coach Dave Serrano's reconstruction project at Tennessee. He transferred in after his freshman season at Spartanburg (S.C.) Methodist JC and served as a middle reliever for a year before becoming the team's No. 1 starter under Serrano in 2012. He was a workhorse as a senior, going 5-7, 3.49 with 108 innings and six complete games. Godley throws strikes with his fastball and has proved durable at 6-foot-3, 245 pounds. His fastball sits 88-90 mph and he fills up the bottom half of the strike zone. His curveball is fringe-average and flashes better. His changeup was a solid-average to plus pitch in 2012 but backed up in 2013 as his curve improved. Godley hit 95 mph as a reliever and probably fits better in that role as a pro.

14    408    322    Daniel Poncedeleon      [View Scouting Report]      [View Limit Calculations]    RHP    Houston    Texas       
Ranked #322 in Baseball America's Top 500.
A 24th-round pick by the Rays in 2010 out of a California high school, Poncedeleon began his college career at Arizona. After pitching just three innings as a freshman, he transferred to Cypress (Calif.) JC and went in the 38th round to the Reds last June. He turned down the pros again to attend Houston, where he has shown solid stuff. The 6-foot-4, 195-pounder owns an 88-91 mph fastball that peaks at 94 and can flash sliders with tight, late break. He has aptitude for throwing a changeup as well. Poncedeleon three-pitch mix isn't as effective as it should be because his control and command are suspect. Scouts also question his competitiveness and toughness.

15    438    192    Michael Wagner      [View Scouting Report]      [View Limit Calculations]    RHP    San Diego    Calif.       
Ranked #192 in Baseball America's Top 500.
Wagner spent most of his first two seasons in a relief role, ranking second in Division I with 19 saves as a sophomore before moving into the rotation at season's end. He opened this season as USD's Friday starter but moved back to the bullpen after 11 starts, and scouts think he's better suited to relieve despite his three-pitch repertoire. As a starter, he works in the 88-91 mph range with plus life on his sinker, but his stuff is crisper in shorter stints. He commands his fastball to both sides of the plate, pitches to contact and gets plenty of groundball outs. His solid-average slider can be a swing-and-miss pitch, and he is comfortable throwing his average changeup to righties as well as lefties. He has a durable 6-foot-4, 185-pound build and a sound delivery. Wagner's stuff isn't overpowering, but he has good feel for pitching and poise in tight spots, making him a good fit in relief. Some scouts like Wagner as high as the second round, but the consensus places him closer to the fifth to seventh round.

16    468    393    Cael Brockmeyer      [View Scouting Report]      [View Limit Calculations]    C    Cal State Bakersfield    Calif.       
Ranked #393 in Baseball America's Top 500.
Brockmeyer was the centerpiece of Bakersfield's lineup as a junior this spring, hitting .333/.419/.484 with four homers and 51 RBIs. At 6-foot-5, 220 pounds, he has plenty of strength and leverage in his swing, giving him average raw power. Despite the length in his swing and a high leg kick that leads to timing issues, he has a feel for the barrel and a decent approach, giving him a chance to be a fringe-average hitter. He's an adequate receiver but lacks mobility behind the plate. He has a loose arm but his arm stroke is not compact. Whoever drafts him will give him a shot behind the plate, but he'll probably wind up at first base.

24    708    348    Tyler Alamo      [View Scouting Report]      [View Limit Calculations]    C    Cypress (Calif.) HS    Calif.       
Ranked #348 in Baseball America's Top 500.
Alamo's durable 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame has plenty of strength, but scouts use words like "rigid" and "stiff" to describe him behind the plate and in the batter's box. His receiving skills have a long way to go to become passable. He has slightly above-average arm strength, but his footwork affects his accuracy, and he takes too long to unload the ball. He is an upright hitter whose grooved swing features an arm bar. He swings and misses too often, and scouts consider him a guess hitter. He does flash promising raw power. A team could take him around the back of the top 10 rounds and try to sign him away from Cal State Fullerton.

25    738    388    Marcus Doi      [View Scouting Report]      [View Limit Calculations]    OF    Mid-Pacific Institute, Honolulu    Hawaii       
Ranked #388 in Baseball America's Top 500.
Doi broke out at last summer's Area Code Games, ripping hard line drives all over Long Beach State's Blair Field. He has lost a little steam this spring, as scouts are starting to question his overall profile. He has a tightly wound build at 6 feet and 180 pounds and bats and throws righthanded. He's just a fringe-average runner and he'll have to play left field because of his below-average arm strength. So he's really going to have to mash, and he profiles more as a fringy hitter with average power. Scouts now expect Doi to honor his commitment to Hawaii.