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Rule 5 Draft 2013

Discussion in 'Miami Marlins' started by Eddie Altamonte, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. Eddie Altamonte

    Eddie Altamonte Hammerhead

    On December 12th will be the Rule 5 draft this year
    The Marlins Roster has 39 players so they are set to make a selection for this years draft
    The Rosters are set and already a few names are being bounced around
    My first look at some of these players that are available that may catch the Marlins fancy
    Carlos Perez Houston Astros C
    "Carlos Perez is an interesting catching prospect – one of many in the Blue Jays system (came to Houston via trade from Toronto). While he doesn’t have the incredible tools of Travis d’Arnaud or some other catchers, Perez still could have a solid big league future. He is a very sound player with a good feel for the game and enough across-the-board ability to contribute. He has the potential to be an above-average defender with an above-average arm and quick release. He makes easy contact with gap power and the potential to be an average hitter with 20+ doubles and 8-10 home runs a year at his peak."

    Brett Nicholas Texas Rangers First Baseman/Catcher
    He dominated for the RoughRiders in 2013, leading the team in batting average (.289), home runs (21) and RBI (91). In addition, he also managed to hit 25 doubles while posting a respectable .357 on-base percentage.
    Nicholas' trip to the Arizona Fall League has to be a clear sign that he caught the Rangers' eye enough last year that they want to see more out of him, and why shouldn't they? Nearly every number he posted at the plate was a career high for him, and he improved his defense as well.
    It wasn't a significant improvement, but it was one nonetheless. In 2012 Nicholas committed 11 errors at first base, posting a .989 fielding percentage. This past season he committed just seven errors at first in 74 more defensive chances while also turning 98 double plays.

    Andy Wilkins Chicago White Sox First baseman
    Wilkins was a somewhat advanced college bat from the SEC so at face value there was an expectation to move rather quickly through the system. The corner infielder has a powerful bat and drastically cut down on strikeouts from college to pro ball. He had a successful professional debut with Great Falls with more walks than strikeouts and maintained a solid contact rate with Winston-Salem in 2011. Wilkins basically rewrote the book on himself, going from a power hitter with strikeouts as a red flag to a non-issue, which is a credit to his work ethic. Defensively, the former Arkansas Razorback played some third base, but looks stuck as a first baseman. He can play first well enough to not be relegated to DH duties, but the burden on his bat is greater at first. Wilkins has shown big power and good patience in the minors, but struggled in Birmingham's big ballpark in 2012. He hit just three homers at home while slugging 14 on the road. Andy posted a decent .270/.327/.416 line in the AFL and continued with a solid .863 OPS with 10 HR in 67 games in AA in the first half of 2013. That earned him a promotion to AAA and gave his prospect status a shot in the arm


    Anthony Aliotti Oakland Athletics First Baseman
    Decent power good plate discipline
  2. FutureGM

    FutureGM All Star

    Carlos Perez or Boone Whiting make sense.
  3. Wild Card

    Wild Card Batting Third

    Carlos Perez sounds like a likely fit. Still only 23-years-old, so he's actually younger than Brantly. So few catching options on the market, why not?
  4. Piazza31

    Piazza31 Pr*ck

    Where the rest of the Article?
  5. Eddie Altamonte

    Eddie Altamonte Hammerhead

    that wasn't an article, that was a compilation of google searches with several different sources
    It was taken from like 5 different places
  6. Backin2008

    Backin2008 Backin2008

    Hopefully the Marlins won't be looking for any starting players here.
  7. fanofthefish

    fanofthefish The Grinch's Biggest Fan

  8. Larry

    Larry The Head Fish .

    Please put sources for everything you quote
  9. Piazza31

    Piazza31 Pr*ck

    I saw the Anthony Alotti and thought it was cut off.
  10. Eddie Altamonte

    Eddie Altamonte Hammerhead

    It appears per MLB.com the roster is set at 40 players therefore the Marlins will not be selecting anyone in the ML portion of the Rule 5 Draft
  11. Giancarlo Stanton

    Giancarlo Stanton Grasshopper

    I was looking forward to a Rule 5 Draft Pick. The Marlins disappoint once again!
  12. BenderRobot

    BenderRobot Hello! VIP

    Drop someone and draft Brian Moran!
  13. Hotcorner

    Hotcorner Teal Avenger .

    Minor league phase:

    we picked up 1B Justin Bour from the Cubs system.

    Also OF Brady Shoemaker from ChiSox.

    3B Tony Thompson from A's

    RHP Kevin Castro from Yanks
  14. fanofthefish

    fanofthefish The Grinch's Biggest Fan

    The Fish lose Kevin Mattison in AAA phase
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2013
  15. Wild Card

    Wild Card Batting Third

    Looks like he was drafted by the Angels.
  16. Hotcorner

    Hotcorner Teal Avenger .

    Few quick notes on these guys from what I can gather. As you would figure, most of these are college players who've been kept in the minors for 4+ years.

    OF Brady Shoemaker (White Sox)

    Drafted 2009 in the 19th round from Indiana State. He raked for a year in rookie ball, then raked in A ball in 2010 but for some reason Chicago had him repeat it so he did the same thing. 2012 he split the year between High A and AA, performed well again (little less so in AA). All 4 years have been high average, high OBP. Sort of middling slugging numbers. Seems like that corner OF who's stuck becuase doesn't have corner OF power. The hit & on-base tools seem to be there though.

    Code:
                                             
    Year  Age  Lev  PA   HR  BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
    2009   22  Rk    265 10 .321 .392 .543 .935
    2010   23  A     388 12 .293 .381 .473 .855
    2011   24  A     508 11 .312 .391 .467 .858
    2012   25  A+/AA 572 17 .300 .416 .486 .902
    
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2013
  17. FutureGM

    FutureGM All Star

    He was selected by the Blue Jays but they traded him to LA.
  18. Entendu

    Entendu sXe

    He's kind of old to be just getting his feet wet in AA. It seems he finished the year off there.
  19. FutureGM

    FutureGM All Star

    Yeah he raked at A ball because he's so much older than the competition. The average age there is like 20-21.
  20. Hotcorner

    Hotcorner Teal Avenger .

    absolutely, just strange that they stuck him there for 2 seasons. Most of these guys are by definition already old for their level or they wouldn't be rule 5 eligible.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2013

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