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Mills is a big, left-handed hitting prospect. He draws a bit of a comparision to Scott Spiezio.
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by consigliere » Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:15 pm
For a team that didn't have second- or third-round picks, the Indians did very well. At No. 13, they grabbed the best college hitter in the draft, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) third baseman Beau Mills. Then in the fourth round, they grabbed fast-rising Illinois prep lefthander T.J. McFarland. He's projectable and started throwing 91-93 mph in May, so I'm surprised he lasted as long as he did.
13 Cleveland Indians Beau Mills 3B/1B Lewis-Clark State This is an outstanding pick for the Indians, who are probably surprised he dropped to them. He's a tremendous power hitter, but his position is a question, although he could work out as a DH. He's clearly not a third baseman. He's the first guy from a non-Division I school, and in fact, it's an NAIA school. But it's one that has produced a lot of talent, and Mills is the latest example.
by consigliere » Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:19 pm
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Bo GreenwellGreenwell is the son of former major leaguer Mike, but his best sport has been football throughout his high school career, and he opted to skip the showcase circuit. He quietly played his way into consideration as a first-day draft choice thanks to his solid-average tool set that plays up because of great instincts and a passion for the game that endears him to scouts. He's been compared with Mark Kotsay and has a chance to remain in center field, with 60 speed on the 20-to-80 scale. He had surgery on his left knee as an underclassman. He has committed to Miami on a baseball scholarship.
Cole St. ClairLike Joe Savery, St.Clair is a Rice lefthander who has been tough to get a handle on because he has been less than 100 percent physically. He impressed scouts last summer with Team USA, going 4-0, 0.69 with three saves while displaying a 91-94 mph fastball and a plus curveball. His size (6-foot-5, 225 pounds) is another plus. But he strained his shoulder lifting weights shortly before this season began and missed the first two months. St.Clair's stuff has looked good when he has taken the mound, as he has worked at 90-92 mph and flashed a good curve. Yet he had pitched just 11 innings in five weeks and he's a reliever, so scouts had trouble catching him in action. When healthy, St.Clair has been more dominant than Savery. Several clubs believe he has enough stuff to start in pro ball, a transition he wants to make. St.Clair was a potential top 10 pick coming into 2007, and he could vault back into the first round if he shows teams he's healthy. If that happens, he'd be the second member of Foothill High's (Santa Ana, Calif.) 2004 pitching staff to go in the first round, joining Phil Hughes of the Yankees. If he drops too far, signing him away from his senior season at Rice could become an issue.
Matt BrownBrown had a great summer with wood bats in 2006, ranking as the top position-player prospect in the Jayhawk League after leading the league in homers (nine) and RBIs (36) while finishing third in the batting race (.385). He offers one of the best all-around packages among college position players in this draft, showing all five tools when he's at his best. He's a 6-foot-1, 190-pound right fielder with bat speed, foot speed and arm strength, and he draws praise for playing hard every day. That all-out approach carries over to the plate, however, and can work against him. He has a long, maximum-effort stroke that leaves him susceptible to pitchers who change speeds. Some scouts worry about how that approach will play in pro ball, but a club that believes it can tone him down at the plate could pop him as early as the third round.
by tribetalk » Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:22 pm
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by Andouble » Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:30 pm
tribetalk wrote:Like I had said: Beau Mills, First-round pick, to begin career at Class A Mahoning Valley!!I WILL BE THERE!
by tribetalk » Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:24 pm
Andouble wrote:tribetalk wrote:Like I had said: Beau Mills, First-round pick, to begin career at Class A Mahoning Valley!!I WILL BE THERE!Actually, he's starting in Lake County
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by consigliere » Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:11 am
by tribetalk » Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:43 am
Consigliere wrote:Mills is starting at Mahoning Valley, but only for a week and then going to Lake County. So see him while you can in The Valley.
by consigliere » Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:55 pm
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