Sunday, July 25, 2010

Wright World Annual Amatuer Draft Review - Season 15

. Sunday, July 25, 2010

This season saw the amateur draft yield a impressive crop of talent.
Overall it was strong draft with very few horrific selections made(none in the top 32 this season).

Now the onus will be on the franchises who selected to talent to cultivate and develop them into the future of their ML ball club.
Who will be master of their domain and who will be the court jester?

First Round
1.Charleston Confederates - Robert Kinsler $5,720,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 19
Major League Comparison: Evan Longoria(minus the power)
Injury Concern Level: 1.0
Major League Projection: ****
2.Montgomery Mudskippers - Kenneth Smith $3,910,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 18
Major League Comparison: B.J. Upton(the good version)
Injury Concern Level: 1.0
Major League Projection: ****
3.Detroit Tigers - Anthony Hanrahan $3,820,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 18
Major League Comparison: Rich Harden
Injury Concern Level: 3.0
Major League Projection: *** 1/2
4.Wichita Wind Sizzlers - Willard Gaston $3,720,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 19
Major League Comparison: Stephen Drew
Injury Concern Level: 1.0
Major League Projection: ***
5.Toledo Lugg Nutts - George Waterson $3,992,350 MILB/STI
Major League ETA: Season 19
Major League Comparison: Drew Stubbs
Injury Concern Level: 1.0
Major League Projection: *** 1/2
6.Scranton Blues - Emmett Durbin $4,814,500 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 19
Major League Comparison: Michael Young
Injury Concern Level: 2.0
Major League Projection: ***
7.Cleveland Burning Rivers - Tom Gordon $3,440,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 18
Major League Comparison: David DeJesús
Injury Concern Level: 1.0
Major League Projection: *** 1/2
8.Boston Braves - Aaron Ramsay $3,350,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 18
Major League Comparison: Ian Kinsler
Injury Concern Level: 1.0
Major League Projection: ***
9.Sacramento Hornets - Roscoe Stearns $3,250,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 19
Major League Comparison: Alex Rodriguez
Injury Concern Level: 3.0
Major League Projection: **** 1/2
10.New Orleans Perpetual Hangovers - Steve Witt $3,160,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 19
Major League Comparison: Adam Wainwright
Injury Concern Level: 2.0
Major League Projection: ****
11.New Orleans Perpetual Hangovers - Dick Gagne $3,070,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 19
Major League Comparison: AJ Burnett
Injury Concern Level: 2.0
Major League Projection:
12.Atlanta Fairfax - Rex Rice $2,970,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 18
Major League Comparison: George Sherrill
Injury Concern Level: 2.0
Major League Projection: ***
13.Montreal Moose - Edwin St. Clair $2,880,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 18
Major League Comparison: Chad Cordero
Injury Concern Level: 1.0
Major League Projection: *** 1/2
14.Portland Rainmakers - Lonny Stein $2,790,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 19
Major League Comparison: Joba Chamberlain
Injury Concern Level: 1.0
Major League Projection: **** 1/2
15.Washington D.C. West Wingers - Banjo Reed $2,690,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 18
Major League Comparison: Josh Beckett
Injury Concern Level: 1.0
Major League Projection: ****
16.Cincinnati Marauders - Pedro Valenzuela $2,600,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 18
Major League Comparison: Josh Hamilton
Injury Concern Level: 1.0
Major League Projection: ****
17.New York New York - Endy Iwamura $2,500,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 18
Major League Comparison: Miguel Cairo
Injury Concern Level: 2.0
Major League Projection: ** 1/2
18.Monterrey pit vipers - Rico Paz $2,410,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 19
Major League Comparison: Oliver Perez
Injury Concern Level: 1.0
Major League Projection: ***
19. Scranton Blues - Harry Armas $2,320,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 19
Major League Comparison: Dan Haren
Injury Concern Level: 1.0
Major League Projection: ***
20.Tampa Bay Tic-Tacs - Ed Dodd $2,220,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 18
Major League Comparison: Bronson Arroyo
Injury Concern Level: 3.0
Major League Projection: ***
21.Salem Blue Jays - Diego Quinones $4,823,000 Bonus MLB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 19
Major League Comparison: Eric Gagne(The Cy Young Version)
Injury Concern Level: 3.0
Major League Projection: **** 1/2
22.Salem Blue Jays - Reagan Kennedy $2,040,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 19
Major League Comparison: Ian Kennedy
Injury Concern Level: 2.0
Major League Projection:
23.New York New York - Carl Sizemore $2,370,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 19
Major League Comparison: Chase Headley
Injury Concern Level: 2.0
Major League Projection: ***
24.Tacoma Expos - Travis Swindell $1,850,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 19
Major League Comparison: Jayson Werth
Injury Concern Level: 1.0
Major League Projection: *** 1/2
25.Rochester MCA - Harry Pescado $1,750,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 18
Major League Comparison: Orlando Cabrera
Injury Concern Level: 4.0
Major League Projection: ***
26.San Diego Padres - Howard Duvall $1,660,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 18
Major League Comparison: Erick Aybar
Injury Concern Level: 4.0
Major League Projection: ***
27.Colorado Crushers - Robert Townsend $1,570,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 19
Major League Comparison: Juan Pierre
Injury Concern Level: 2.0
Major League Projection: ***
28.Texas El Chupacabras - Jesus Abreu $1,470,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 18
Major League Comparison: Brett Myers
Injury Concern Level: 1.0
Major League Projection: *** 1/2
29.San Antonio Sandbaggers - Cla Bellinger $1,380,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 18
Major League Comparison: Carlos Quentin
Injury Concern Level: 2.0
Major League Projection: ***
30.Colorado Crushers - Morgan Benson $1,290,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 18
Major League Comparison: Cristian Guzmán
Injury Concern Level: 3.0
Major League Projection: ***
31.Boise Land Sharks - Junichi Nomo $1,550,000 Bonus MILB/STI
Major League ETA: Season 19
Major League Comparison: Scott Podsednik
Injury Concern Level: 2.0
Major League Projection: ***
32.Philadelphia PnBs - Moose Paronto $1,200,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 19
Major League Comparison: N/A
Injury Concern Level: 3.0
Major League Projection: ***
33.Burlington Coat Factory - Branch Overbeck $1,000,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA:
Major League Comparison: Matt Cain
Injury Concern Level: 2.0
Major League Projection: ***
34.Rochester MCA - Miller Vaughn $960,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA:
Major League Comparison: Craig Counsell
Injury Concern Level: 1.0
Major League Projection: ***
35.Santa Cruz Banana Slugs - Esmailyn Morlan $920,000 Bonus MILB Contract
Major League ETA: Season 18-19
Major League Comparison: José Bautista
Injury Concern Level: 1.0
Major League Projection: ***


Star Ranking System & potential
***** - Hall Of Famer
**** - Perennial All Star
*** - Solid Major League Contributor
** - AAAA Type
* - Minor League Roster Fodder

Health Concern
5.0 - 0-44 Severe health issues. Potentially projection affecting.
4.0 - 45-59 Very serious health concerns with DL trips likely mutiple times during a season.
3.0 - 60-74 Average health but nothing that should be woefully alarming.
2.0 - 75-89 Solid health and shouldn't make many trips to the DL
1.0 - 90-100 Outstanding health with injuries few and far between. Not likely to be severely injured.

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