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Rule 5 Draft 2013


Eddie Altamonte
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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

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Where the rest of the Article?

that wasn't an article, that was a compilation of google searches with several different sources

It was taken from like 5 different places

Please put sources for everything you quote

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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.

 

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

 

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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.

 

2009 Rookie .321/.392/.543/.935

2010 A ball .293/.381/.473/.855

2011 A ball .312/.391/.467/.858

2012 A/AA .300/.416/.486/.902

 

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

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3b Tony Thompson (Oakland).

 

2010 Drafted 6th round out of U Kansas. About to turn 25, not really eye-popping numbers but there's a little power there, just an average hitter. I don't know how these college guys don't reach AA by 24 unless they clearly need to repeat a level. Why repeat A+ ball here? Whatever, org depth at 3b anyway.

 

Year          Age Lev  PA HR  BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
2010          21  A-  262  3 .246 .321 .331 .651
2011          22  A   446 14 .259 .330 .408 .738
2012          23  A+  390 11 .276 .344 .442 .785
2013          24  A+  515 18 .250 .322 .428 .751

 

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1B Justin Bour (Cubs)

2009 drafted 25th round from George Mason. He's mildly interesting... some power there and takes some walks. Repeated AA for some reason and hit 18 homers this time in 361 PAs.

Year  Age  Lev  PA HR  BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
2009  21  A   269  4 .262 .335 .384 .719
2010  22  A   547 12 .291 .375 .436 .811
2011  23  A+  558 23 .277 .335 .478 .813
2012  24  AA  577 17 .283 .360 .455 .815
2013  25  AA  361 18 .237 .313 .461 .774

 

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