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Cleveland Indians 2019 MLB Draft First-Year Player Recap

CLEVELAND, OH – Information on Cleveland Indians 2019 First-Year Player Draft selections.

Round 1 (#24 overall)

RHP DANIEL ESPINO

AGE/DOB: 18, Jan. 5, 2001 SCHOOL: Georgia Premier Academy (Statesboro, GA)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2/205

Espino, 18, recently posted a senior season ERA of 0.32 (44.0IP, 10H, 2ER, 10BB, 106SO) in 9 starts for the Georgia Premier Academy in Statesboro, GA. The 6-2, 200-lb, hard-throwing right-hander moved with his family from Panama to Georgia during his sophomore year of high school. The LSU commit was clocked at 99 miles per hour during the Under Armour All-America Game last summer and pitched for the 18U Team Panama squad in the November 2018 COPABE Games in Chitré, Panama.

MLB.com on Espino

Comments: Born in Panama, Espino moved to the United States for his sophomore year of high school in 2016. Since arriving with a mid-80s fastball, he has developed into the hardest thrower in the ’19 prep class. He repeatedly reached the upper 90s on the showcase circuit last summer and broke Hunter Greene’s Under Armour All-America Game record with a fastball clocked at 99 mph. Espino usually works at 94-97 mph and has reached triple digits with his fastball. He can overpower hitters with sheer velocity, gets good riding action on his four-seamer and can show heavy sink on a two-seamer. Opponents can’t afford to sit on his heater because he has a pair of power breaking pitches, with his sharp low-80s slider currently grading better than his upper-70s curveball with good depth. Espino dabbles with a changeup that gets too firm but flashes good sink at times. The Louisiana State recruit’s control and command are inconsistent, in part because he has a long arm action, so some scouts project him more as a reliever than as a starter. There’s not a lot of projection remaining in his frame, which is smaller than his listed height and weight, but his present stuff already is plenty good.

Round 2 (#63 overall)

SS YORDYS VALDES

AGE/DOB: 17, Aug. 16, 2001 SCHOOL: McArthur HS (Hollywood, Fla.)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11/170

Valdes, 17, recently graduated from McArthur High School in Miami, FL, batting .343 (25-for-73) with 8 2B, 1 3B, 13 RBI and 20 runs scored in 23 games. The switch-hitting, shortstop was born in Cuba, moved to South Florida at age five and recently committed to Florida State University. He was coached in high school by former Major Leaguer Oddibe McDowell and his father, Oscar, played outfield for the Cuban national team.

MLB.com on Valdes

Comments: Every Draft class has its share of pop-up names, prospects who weren’t well-known until the spring season. Valdes had stood out previously because of his defensive acumen, but some added strength has made him more of a legitimate prospect as the Draft approached, with his name creeping into Day 1 conversations. There’s no question Valdes’ calling card is his defense. He’ll be able to play shortstop long-term with good hands, a cannon for an arm and the ability to throw from all angles. Like with many young shortstops, he’ll make the flashy plays and then lose focus on others at times, though no one doubts he’ll gain consistency as he matures. The big question around Valdes is his bat. He’s trying to switch-hit currently, with his left side behind his right, and though he’s added good weight, a lack of strength concerns some as his bat tends to trail through the zone leading to an opposite-field based approach. A lack of true defensive shortstops in this class has no doubt helped Valdes, who has reminded some of a Luis Guillorme type, shine by comparison. A team taking him early, and signing him away from his commitment to Florida State, will be one that sees enough future strength gains to allow his bat to catch enough for him to be a glove-first everyday shortstop at the big league level.

Round 3 (#101 overall)

1B JOSEPH NARANJO

AGE/DOB: 18, May 11, 2001 SCHOOL: Ruben S. Ayala HS (Chino Hills, Calif.)

BATS/THROWS: L/L HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0/175

Naranjo, 18, recently completed his senior year at Ruben S. Ayala High School in Chino Hills, California. The first baseman hit .382 (39-102) this season with eight doubles, three triples, eight home runs, 29 RBI and 30 runs scored in 31 games. Naranjo has committed to play in college at Cal State Fullerton.

MLB.com on Naranjo

Comments: Ruben S. Ayala High School in Chino Hills has had some pro prospects grace its field, but it’s been a while. There have been a pair of 2nd-round picks from the school, including Ryan Mount in 2005, but Mount was actually the last player drafted from the school. Naranjo, perhaps the best bat in the area, should end the dry stretch. While he isn’t the biggest or most projectable guy in the world, the 6-foot Naranjo can really hit. He’s one of the better pure hitters among the high school set in the country and proved that during the summer showcase circuit. The left-handed hitter can hit lefties, should continue to hit for average as perhaps a future plus hitter and should get to at least MLB average power, with over-the-fence pop showing up well during his senior season. He’s a bit limited beyond the bat, though he plays above his speed on the basepaths with good instincts and is a solid defender at first. Some think that he could play an outfield corner, with an arm that touches the upper 80s on the mound. To profile at first or right field, there will be more pressure on Naranjo to develop into a true run-producing type of hitter. The Cal State Fullerton commit’s offensive potential could get him drafted in the top five or six rounds.

Round 4 (#130 overall)

SS CHRISTIAN CAIRO

AGE/DOB: 17, June 11, 2001 SCHOOL: Calvary Christian HS (Clearwater, Fla.)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10/170

Hit .425 (37-87) with six doubles, three triples, four home runs and 44 runs scored in 32 games for Calvary Christian High School…son of 17-year Major League veteran Miguel Cairo…named 2019 Preseason All-American and First Team All-Florida Region by Perfect Game…verbally committed to play at LSU.

MLB.com on Cairo

Comments: Miguel Cairo spent parts of 17 seasons playing in the big leagues for nine teams. It comes as no surprise to anyone that his son, Christian, brings a higher baseball IQ and better instincts than many high school infielders as his Draft year approaches. At first glance, Cairo might not stand out to most as an under-sized middle infielder without wow tools. Watch him for longer and those plus instincts and feel for the game allow him to play above his tools. He has shown a good feel to hit, making consistent contact while showing the ability to do the little things well, like hit behind runners and drag bunt. There’s not a ton of present strength or power and that’s not likely to be a part of his game at the next level. Defensively, he has good hands and a decent arm, but some see a move to second base in his future given his average speed. The biggest question surrounding Cairo might be how signable he is, with a commitment to LSU perhaps standing in the way. He could be a really good college player who comes out in three years with a higher profile, with some seeing a bit of a Christian Colon type profile in him.

Round 5 (#160 overall)

RHP HUNTER GADDIS

AGE/DOB: 21, April 9, 1998 COLLEGE: Georgia State

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-6/212

Led the Sun Belt in strikeouts in 2019 with 112, the second-highest mark in Georgia State history…owns lowest career ERA in Georgia State history (3.81)…named Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference in 2018 and 2019…highest drafted player out of Georgia State in school history…played on the U.S. Collegiate National Team in 2017.

MLB.com on Gaddis

Comments: Gaddis has made a name for himself in summer ball, becoming the first Georgia State player ever to make the U.S. collegiate national team in 2017 and performing well in the Cape Cod League last year. His 112 strikeouts this year are the second-most in school history, though he went just 1-7 with a 4.85 ERA for a 15-41 club. Nevertheless, he should surpass David Buchanan (seventh round, 2010) as the highest-drafted Panther ever. When he’s on top of his game, Gaddis attacks hitters with a low-90s sinker and a mid-80s slider/cutter. Too often this spring, he lacked deception and command of his two-seam fastball and relied on his fringy curveball at the expense of his better breaking ball. He also struggled with the feel for his changeup, which has some fade but sometimes arrives in the upper 60s. Gaddis opens up too early in his delivery, which can add some sink to his two-seamer but detracts from his other offerings. While he never has had trouble finding the zone, he needs to improve the quality of his strikes rather than just laying the ball over the middle of the plate. If he focuses on his sinker and slider and betters his command in pro ball, he should fare better than he did in his final college season.

Round 6 (#190 overall)

SS JORDAN BROWN

AGE/DOB: 17, Sept. 9, 2001 SCHOOL: Junipero Serra HS (San Mateo, Calif.)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3/185

Recently completed his senior season at Junipero Serra High School, hitting .464 (32-69) with eight doubles, a home run, 18 RBI and 12 runs scored in 23 games…batted .419 (98-234) with 18 doubles, two home runs, 49 RBI and 40 runs scored over 76 games in his 3-year high school career…named 2019 Preseason All-American and Second Team All-Region California by Perfect Game…committed to Fresno State University.

Round 7 (#220 overall)

RHP XZAVION CURRY

AGE/DOB: 20, July 27, 1998 COLLEGE: Georgia Tech

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10/189

Made 11 appearances and 10 starts for the Yellow Jackets in 2019, going 4-2 with a 4.08 ERA (26ER/57.1IP), 16 walks and 66 strikeouts…named ACC Pitcher of the Week twice as a sophomore for the weeks of April 2, 2018 and April 30, 2018…went 8-4 in 2018, tied for the ACC lead in wins.

MLB.com on Curry

Comments: Curry might be more of a relief pitcher in the pros, but he’s part of the starting rotation for a Georgia Tech team that earned a No. 3 national seed and an NCAA Regional host bid. In his 11 games this season, the 6-foot, 195-pound right-hander has 66 strikeouts in 57 1/3 innings with a 4.08 ERA. Pitching out of a high arm slot, Curry throws a 92-94 mph fastball with good life and mixes in breaking balls. He could work on improving his delivery.

Round 8 (#250 overall)

OF WILL BRENNAN

AGE/DOB: 21, Feb. 2, 1998 College: Kansas State

BATS/THROWS: L/L HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0/190

Two-way player at Kansas State, hitting .291 (65-223) with 14 doubles, a triple, four home runs, 32 RBI, 37 runs and 13 stolen bases in 58 games and going 4-4 with three saves and a 6.40 ERA (37ER/52.0IP) in 17 appearances and 8 starts as a junior for the Wildcats…named All-Big 12 First Team as a sophomore after hitting .359 (79-220) with 13 doubles, 23 RBI, 49 runs and 16 stolen bases in 54 games and going 2-1 with one save a 3.86 ERA (12ER/28.0IP) in nine appearances and five starts…hit .350 (64-183) with seven doubles, 27 RBI, 37 runs and eight stolen bases in 50 games as a freshman, earning Freshman All-American honors from Collegiate Baseball and NCBWA.

MLB.com on Brennan

Comments: A talented two-way player, Brennan is a slap hitter for a high average and rarely strikes out. He also possesses above-average speed on the basepaths and in center field. On the mound, Brennan reaches the low 90s and pairs it with a curveball with good depth from the left side.

Round 9 (#280 overall)

C WILL BARTLETT

AGE/DOB: 18, Feb. 2, 2001 SCHOOL: IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3/215

Hit .500 (47-94) with 10 doubles, two triples, seven home runs, 34 runs scored and 43 RBI as a senior at IMG Academy…committed to play at the University of Arizona.

Round 10 (#310 overall)

RHP ZACH HART

AGE/DOB: 22, May 17, 1997 COLLEGE: Franklin Pierce University (Rindge, NH)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4/235

Went 5-1 with 3 saves and a 2.65 ERA (20ER/68.0IP) with 18 walks and 68 strikeouts in 14 appearances and 10 starts as a senior at NCAA Division II Franklin Pierce University…made 12 starts for the Ravens as a junior, finishing 9th in Division II in WHIP (0.91) and 15th in ERA (1.97), earning All-Northeast 10 Conference First Team honors…went 1-1 with a 1.54 ERA with four walks and 16 strikeouts over 23.1 innings over 11 appearances and one start for the Wareham Gateman in the Cape Cod League in the summer of 2018.

Round 11 (#340 overall)

RHP NICK MIKOLAJCHAK

AGE/DOB: 21, Nov. 21, 1997 COLLEGE: Sam Houston State

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2/215

Went 5-4 with a 3.90 ERA (28ER/64.2IP), 17 walks and 76 strikeouts in 23 appearances and 7 starts in 2019 at Sam Houston State University…matched single-season saves record for the Bearkats in 2017 with 13…named to SLC All-Academic Second Team in 2018.

MLB.com on Mikolajchak

Comments: Mikolajchak throws his fastball in the 92-95 mph range and boasts an effective curveball when he gets on top of the pitch, but he has shown a tendency to drop his arm slot on his secondary offerings. On a long-term basis, the right-hander is likely better equipped to be a reliever than a starter.

Round 12 (#370 overall)

RHP ALLAN HERNANDEZ

AGE/DOB: 18, Jan. 19, 2001 SCHOOL: Miami Christian HS (Miami, Fla.)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-5/225

Committed to Florida International University…finished his senior year at Miami Christian High School with a 5.85 ERA and 34 strikeouts.

Round 13 (#400 overall)

OF MICAH PRIES

AGE/DOB: 21, Feb. 27, 1998 COLLEGE: Point Loma Nazarene (San Diego, Calif.)

BATS/THROWS: L/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4/190

Hit .318 (61-192) with 18 home runs, 50 RBI, 38 runs and five stolen bases with a 1.052 OPS as a junior for NCAA Division II Point Loma Nazarene…reached base safely in 30 straight games between the 2018 and 2019 seasons…his 18 home runs are T4th-most in school history, while his 35 career home runs are T2nd-most…named honorable mention All-American by NCBWA.

Round 14 (#430 overall)

SS IKE FREEMAN

AGE/DOB: 20, June 17, 1998 COLLEGE: North Carolina

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10/199

Batting .294 (64-218) with nine doubles, two triples, six home runs, 48 RBI and 44 runs scored during his junior season with the Tar Heels, which will play in an NCAA Super Regional vs. Auburn this weekend…finished 3rd on UNC with a .305 batting average (68-223) as a sophomore in 2018, scoring 37 runs with 51 RBI to earn Third-Team All-ACC honors…voted as UNC’s Most Valuable Position Player following the 2018 season.

Round 15 (#460 overall)

RHP TREY BENTON

AGE/DOB: 20, June 18, 1998 COLLEGE: East Carolina

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4/209

Went 4-0 with a 4.01 ERA (11ER/24.2IP), nine walks and 28 strikeouts in 13 relief appearances and three starts during his junior season at East Carolina…posted a 4-5 record with a 3.13 ERA (24ER/69.0IP) with 13 walks and 68 strikeouts in 22 appearances and nine starts as a sophomore in 2018…recorded 2 saves with a 2.01 ERA (5ER/22.1IP) with 10 walks and 19 strikeouts in nine outings and three starts for the Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod League during the summer of 2018.

Round 16 (#490 overall)

RHP JORDAN JONES

AGE/DOB: 21, Oct. 2, 1997 COLLEGE: Washington

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2/209

Led the Huskies with 87.0 innings pitched in 2019, going 4-6 with a 4.86 ERA (47ER/87.0IP) in 15 starts…ranks 6th all-time in school history in strikeouts (209) and 7th in innings (268.1)…earned 2018 All-Pac 12 honorable mention honors after going 6-4 with a 3.98 ERA (46ER/104.0IP) in 19 appearances and 18 starts…brother, Tyler, drafted in 19th round of 2016 First Year Player Draft by Houston.

Round 17 (#520 overall)

CF JULIAN ESCOBEDO

AGE/DOB: 20, June 10, 1998 COLLEGE: San Diego State

BATS/THROWS: L/L HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11/190

Hit .255 (56-220) in 57 games with San Diego State as a junior with nine doubles, five home runs and 32 RBI…led the Aztecs in walks (37) in 2018, while his .419 on-base percentage was 2nd-best on the team and .848 OPS was 4th-best.

Round 18 (#550 overall)

RHP MATT WALDRON

AGE/DOB: 22, Sept. 26, 1996 COLLEGE: Nebraska

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2/185

Went 6-4 with a 3.05 ERA (34ER/100.1IP), 7 walks and 93 strikeouts as a senior, leading the team in innings and strikeouts…ranked 5th in the Big 10 in innings pitched…pitched in NCAA Regional against Oklahoma State, giving up two runs with 11 strikeouts over 7.0 innings…named to Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2016.

Round 19 (#580 overall)

RHP KEVIN KELLY

AGE/DOB: 21, Nov. 28, 1997 COLLEGE: James Madison

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2/200

Anchored the James Madison pitching staff as a junior, leading the team in innings (88.1) and strikeouts (94) and tying for the team lead in starts (15), posting a 3.26 ERA (32ER/88.1IP) over 15 starts…went 3-3 with a 3.74 ERA (28ER/67.1IP) in 15 appearances and 11 starts as a sophomore in 2018…named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball after recording a 5-3 mark with a 2.91 ERA (11ER/34.0IP) in 24 relief appearances in 2017.

Round 20 (#610 overall)

RHP Nic Enright

AGE/DOB: 22, February 16, 1996 COLLEGE: Virginia Tech

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3/205

Went 1-3 with a 3.93 ERA (22ER/50.1IP) in 21 appearances and five starts in 2019…ranked 2nd on the team with 63 strikeouts…drafted by New York-NL in the 19th round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft but did not sign.

Round 21 (#640 overall)

C MICHAEL AMDITIS

AGE/DOB: 21, Aug. 14, 1997 COLLEGE: Miami (FL)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11/190

Hit .273 (45-165) with six doubles, seven home runs and 24 RBI in 51 games as a redshirt sophomore with the Hurricanes in 2019…Drafted by the Indians in the 37th round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of high school but did not sign…missed most of the 2017 season due to a broken bone in his leg.

Round 22 (#670 overall)

C AUSTIN PINORINI

AGE/DOB: 22, Sept. 20, 1996 COLLEGE: Gonzaga

BATS/THROWS: L/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10/185

Batted .270 (57-211) with 16 doubles, two triples, a home run, 34 RBI and 34 runs scored in 55 games as a senior at Gonzaga…began his collegiate career at Bellevue College in Washington before spending his junior and senior seasons at Gonzaga.

Round 23 (#700 overall)

LHP CHANDLER FIDEL

AGE/DOB: 21, Nov. 19, 1997 COLLEGE: University of Arkansas – Little Rock

BATS/THROWS: L/L HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-5/225

Went 5-4 this year with a 3.65 ERA (41ER/101.0IP), 31 walks and 101 strikeouts as a junior in 2019…led the Sun Belt Conference in innings pitched, ranked fourth in strikeouts and seventh in ERA and opponent batting average (.235).

Round 24 (#730 overall)

SS JOAB GONZALEZ

AGE/DOB: 19, Dec. 2, 1999 COLLEGE: New Mexico JC (Hobbs, NM)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11/175

Hit .315 (56-178) in 57 games as a sophomore with the Thunderbirds in 2019 with 13 doubles, seven triples, 12 home runs and 54 RBI…committed to University of New Orleans.

Round 25 (#760 overall)

RHP ERIC MOCK

AGE/DOB: 22, July 12, 1996 COLLEGE: Penn State

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2/220

Went 2-4 with a 3.93 ERA (29ER/66.1IP) with 27 walks and 77 strikeouts in 12 starts as a redshirt junior with Penn State in 2019…earned Academic All-Big 10 honors in 2017 and 2018.

Round 26 (#790 overall)

SS ARMANI SANCHEZ

AGE/DOB: 18, Dec. 9, 2001 SCHOOL: Ronald Reagan HS (San Antonio, TX)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2/175

Played in the 2018 Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field…committed to the University of Oklahoma.

Round 27 (#820 overall)

SS LANDY PENA

AGE/DOB: 18, Nov. 6, 2001 SCHOOL: Leadership Christian Acad. (PR)

BATS/THROWS: S/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1/180

Competed in Roberto Alomar’s T12 and PR12 tournaments…committed to play at Indiana State University.

Round 28 (#850 overall)

RHP SERAFINO BRITO

AGE/DOB: 22, April, 28, 1997 COLLEGE: Rutgers

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0/200

Went 3-5 with eight saves and a 4.60 ERA (24ER/47.0IP) with 24 walks and 44 strikeouts in 29 appearances and one start as a senior at Rutgers in 2019…ranked third in the Big Ten in appearances and sits third all-time in games pitched in school history with 86…posted a 3.40 ERA in 28 relief outings with 17 scoreless appearances…his eight saves tied for the fifth-most in a single season in Rutgers history.

Round 29 (#880 overall)

RHP NATE OCKER

AGE/DOB: 22, Dec. 3, 1996 COLLEGE: College of Charleston (Charleston, SC)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0/190

Posted College of Charleston’s single-season record for WHIP (0.72) in 2018, while he also tied for the 10th-lowest single-season ERA in school history (2.03)…named to the 2019 NCBWA Preseason Stopper of the Year Watchlist and 2019 All-CAA Preseason Honorable Mention list…finished 2019 with 12 saves, tied for the CAA lead.

Round 30 (#910 overall)

C JONATHAN FRENCH

AGE/DOB: 18, Oct. 16, 2000 SCHOOL: Parkview HS (Lilburn, GA)

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11/210

Hit .472 (50-106) with 12 doubles, four triples, 13 home runs and 61 RBI in 40 games as a senior at Parkview High School…named 2019 Preseason All-American and First Team All-Southeast Region by Perfect Game…committed to Clemson University.

MLB.com on French

Comments: Georgia has produced four prep catchers taken in the top two rounds of the last four Drafts: Tyler Stephenson, Luis Campusano, Anthony Seigler and Will Banfield. French is the best of this year’s class, though he may not go quite as high in June. Part of a powerhouse Parkview High (Lilburn, Ga.) program that has produced big leaguers Jeff Francoeur, Jeff Keppinger, Matt Olson and Clint Sammons, he helped the Panthers win national and Georgia state 7-A titles in 2018. French has the potential to contribute on both sides of the ball. A right-handed hitter, he makes consistent hard contact and uses the entire field. His strength and bat speed create plus raw power and he understands that he doesn’t have to swing for the fences to produce home runs. While scouts like French’s offense more than his defense, he gets the job done as a catcher. The Clemson recruit has solid arm strength though it plays more as average because he doesn’t have a quick exchange. He moves well enough behind the plate and has the hands to become at least an average receiver.

Round 31 (#940 overall)

RHP JARED JANCZAK

AGE/DOB: 23, June 23, 1995 COLLEGE: TCU

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1/205

Named 2017 Second Team All-American by Perfect Game, NCBWA and ABCA as well as First Team All-Big 12 after going 9-2 with a 2.31 ERA (24ER/93.1IP) and 102 strikeouts as a redshirt sophomore…went 0-4 with a 6.18 ERA (27ER/39.1IP) over 13 games and 10 starts as a redshirt senior in 2019 …drafted by Los Angeles-AL in the 32nd round of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft but did not sign.

Round 32 (#970 overall)

LHP ANDREW MISIASZEK

AGE/DOB: 21, Aug. 24, 1997 COLLEGE: Northeastern

BATS/THROWS: R/L HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2/213

Led Northeastern in ERA at 2.33 (10ER/38.2IP) as a senior in 2019…matched his own school record with 12 saves, earning Third Team All-CAA honors…posted a 2.70 ERA (17ER/56.2IP) and set a school record with 12 saves as a junior in 2018…was named a Cape Cod League All-Star in 2018, notching a 1.11 ERA with five saves in 24.1 innings over 17 games and one start for the Harwich Mariners.

Round 33 (#1000 overall)

RHP KEVIN COULTER

AGE/DOB: 22, Aug. 12, 1996 COLLEGE: Mercer

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-5-227

Went 5-3 with a 3.90 ERA (36ER/82.0), 19 walks and 66 strikeouts as a senior in 2019, earning All-SoCon Second Team honors…his 82.0 innings led Mercer…named to 2016 All-SoCon Freshman Team.

Round 34 (#1030 overall)

RHP ALEC WISELY

AGE/DOB: 21, Aug. 13, 1997 COLLEGE: South Florida

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-9/184

Spent first year as a primary pitcher in 2019, going 3-4 with a 4.88 ERA (41ER/75.1IP), 25 walks and 54 strikeouts in a team-leading 15 starts as a senior at South Florida…served as a two-way player as a junior at USF in 2018, going 3-0 with a 3.35 ERA (17ER/45.2IP) in 18 appearances and five starts as a pitcher and appearing in 16 games at second base and DH for the Bulls…spent his freshman and sophomore seasons at Gulf Coast State College.

Round 35 (#1060 overall)

LHP RANDY LABAUT

AGE/DOB: 22, Oct. 1, 1996 COLLEGE: Arizona

BATS/THROWS: L/L HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1/202

Went 8-3 with a 5.19 ERA (37ER/85.0IP), 32 walks and 79 strikeouts in 2019 as a junior at Arizona…tossed 6.0+ innings in each of his last six starts.

Round 36 (#1090 overall)

LHP RYAN RAMSEY

AGE/DOB: 18, Jan. 18, 2001 SCHOOL: Pascack Hills HS (Montvale, NJ)

BATS/THROWS: R/L HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0/190

Currently is 7-2 with a 0.96 ERA (6ER/56.1IP) as a senior at Pasack Hills High School…is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA with 31 strikeouts over 14.1 innings in 2 playoff starts, including fanning 18 in a New Jersey state quarterfinal on May 31…named New Jersey High School Pitcher of the Year honors from NJ.com as a junior in 2018…named a 2019 Preseason All-American and First Team All-Northeast Region by Perfect Game…committed to the University of Maryland.

Round 37 (#1120 overall)

RHP JACOB FORRESTER

AGE/DOB: 23, Dec. 12, 1995 SCHOOL: Central Washington

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0/185

In 15 appearances as a redshirt senior with Central Washington in 2019, went 1-0 with five saves, a 2.45 ERA (5ER/18.1IP), 13 walks and 36 strikeouts…in his senior year of high school in 2014, named 1A/2A Oregon State Player of the Year.

Round 38 (#1150 overall)

RHP JAKE EISSLER

AGE/DOB: 21, Nov. 25, 1997 COLLEGE: TCU

BATS/THROWS: R/R HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1/215

Went 3-4 with a 6.54 ERA (31ER/42.2IP), 12 walks and 44 strikeouts in 18 appearances and four starts as a junior at TCU…posted a 5-1 mark with a 3.24 ERA (15ER/41.2IP), one save, five walks and 58 in 18 outings and three starts as a sophomore in 2018…named to the 2018 Big 12 All-Tournament team…earned National Pitcher of the Week honors for the week of May 7, 2018 after facing the minimum over 6.0 innings with 12 strikeouts vs. Lamar on May 5, 2018.

Round 39 (#1180 overall)

LHP JAKE HARRELL

AGE/DOB: 18, July 5, 2000 SCHOOL: Sanger HS (Sanger, CA)

BATS/THROWS: L/L HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4/185

Committed to Fresno State University…as a junior at Sanger High, posted a 0.75 ERA over 74 innings with 91 strikeouts while batting .419 with 21 RBI…named to All-CMAC First Team in 2017 and 2018.

Round 40 (#1210 overall)

LHP CY NIELSON

AGE/DOB: 18, Feb. 25, 2001 SCHOOL: Spanish Fork HS (Spanish Fork, UT)

BATS/THROWS: R/L HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3/210

Went 6-1 with a 1.91 ERA with 66 strikeouts in 36.2 innings and hit .400 (32-80) with nine doubles, a triple, two home runs and 26 RBI as a senior at Spanish Fork HS, earning Gatorade Utah Player of the Year honors …named a 2019 Preseason All-American and First Team All-West Region by Perfect Game…committed to the BYU.

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