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Draft 2008
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PickTeamPlayerSchoolPosB/THtWtDOBClass
3Hosmer, EricAmerican Heritage School (FL)1BL/L6'04"2151989-10-24HS400K
Comments: Arguably the top high school bat in the Draft class, the lefty first baseman has drawn comparisons to Casey Kotchman for his advanced hitting approach, though he might not quite be there. He's got a ton of upside with the bat, both in terms of hitting for average and power and he's surprisingly nimble defensively. Teams who like high school hitters with potential to move fairly quickly will be on Hosmer all spring.
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36Montgomery, MichaelHart HS (CA)LHPL/L6'05"1801989-07-01HS400K
Comments: Every spring, there seem to be high school lefties who gain some "helium" and move up Draft charts. Montgomery is one of them this season, thanks to a spike in velocity that has the southpaw getting up to 93 mph. Combine that with decent command and a projectable frame and he's becoming more intriguing to teams willing to work with him on developing his secondary offerings.
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49Giavotella, JohnnyU New Orleans2BR/R5'08"1987-07-10JR400K
80Sample, TylerJ K Mullen Prep School (CO)RHPR/R6'07"1989-06-27HS400K
Comments: If you're looking for a big right-hander with power stuff, Sample might be your guy. He's got a fastball that cranks up to 95 mph and a hammer curve. He doesn't use the change much, but it should be a pitch for him in the future. He's never going to be an above-average command guy, but he should throw enough strikes to be successful. He might be a bit of a project, but at 6-foot-7 with that kind of stuff, someone will be willing to try and see it through.
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115Melville, TimothyWentzville Holt HS (MO)RHPR/R6'05"2101989-10-09HS400K
Comments: One of the top high school arms in the Draft class, Melville has a big projectable frame which has plenty of room for growth. Already possessing above-average arm strength, he could add even more velocity in the future. He shows glimpses of a good knuckle-curve, but will have to find more consistency with it. Same goes for his changeup, which is clearly his third pitch. He draws some comparisons to Yankee Phil Hughes when he was in high school and should find himself gone in the first round just as Hughes did.
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145Lamb, JohnLaguna Hills HS (CA)LHPL/L6'03"1851990-07-10HS400K
Comments: As recently as last summer, Lamb was a two-way player who was drawing some interest as a John Mabry-type hitter. It appears that he's now more focused on pitching and it's paying off. If he continues to improve his breaking ball and his command, the lefty should garner plenty of attention leading up to the Draft.
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175Llanos, AlexPuerto Rico BB Academy HSSSR/R6'01"1601990-09-21HS400K
205Esposito, JasonAmity Regional HS (CT)3BR/R6'01"1951990-07-19HS400K
235Culver, MalcomPalmdale HS (CA)RHPR/R6'02"1851990-02-09HS400K
265Alfaro, JohnGrayson County ColSSR/R5'09"1701988-04-28J2
295Matos, MauricioDe Witt Clinton HS (NY)CR/R6'00"1851990-09-10HS
325Bronson, MalcolmJasper HS (TX)OFL/R6'00"1851990-05-11HS
355Caldwell, KevenSpartanburg Methodist ColLFL/L5'11"1701988-03-29J2
385Flanagan, JohnSouthwestern Illinois ColLHPL/L6'05"2001988-06-15J2
415Hentges, ChaseShakopee HS (MN)RHPR/R6'05"1801990-05-15HS400K
445Espinosa, AlbertoBroward CC1BR/R6'00"2201986-09-15J2
475Saito, DerrickCal Poly San Luis ObispoLHPL/L5'09"1551987-12-26JR400K
Comments: A walk-on who attended Cal Poly for the engineering program, Saito has opened a lot of eyes and left a lot of scouts scratching their heads. To say he's undersized is an understatement, but he's got a huge arm and the ability to throw four pitches for strikes. Someone will have to take a risk to take him, but they could have a top-notch lefty specialist if they do.
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505Kuebler, JacobLincoln Southeast HS (NE)RHPR/R6'05"1901989-09-03HS
535Testa, CarloBelmont UCFL/L6'03"2181986-12-16JR
565Moctezuma, MiguelU Central OklahomaCR/R5'10"1901987-01-14JR
595Griffin, ShawnU TennesseeOFL/R6'03"2001986-08-09SR
625Theis, JacobMountlake Terrace HS (WA)RHPR/R6'06"2201990-04-08HS400K
655Hardy, BlaineLewis-Clark St ColLHPL/L6'02"1951987-03-14JR400K
685De Schepper, DaleMt San Jacinto JCRHPR/R6'02"1751987-05-18J3
715Morales, JasonUNC Pembroke3BR/R5'11"2001985-12-09JR
745Bryant, CarsonAzusa Pacific URHPR/R6'03"1951986-06-06SR400K
775Morgan, RyanRockhurst ColRHPR/R6'01"1901987-01-29SO
805Huber, TimothyU Nebraska OmahaLHPL/L5'10"1901986-02-01SR
835Billo, GregoryCarl Sandburg HS (IL)RHPR/R6'04"1990-07-15HS
865Brett, BeauJoel E Ferris HS (WA)1BL/L6'03"1851989-07-14HS400K
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