TRDMB will wrap up it's coverage of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft today with rounds 31-50. We'll do our best to find information on these guys, but bear in mind most of them aren't well known now, and even fewer of them will become 12-time All-Stars.
- Round 31, Pick 944 - Mitchell Haniger, r/r, rf, Archbishop Mitty HS. For scouting video click here. Baseball America says he has a powerful arm here. He made ESPN's HS players to watch list here.
- Round 32, Pick 974 - Thomas Chism, l/l, lhp, La Salle University. He won a Big 5 Player of the Week award back in April here.
- Round 33, Pick 1004 - James Schroeder, r/r, 3b, Southern Arkansas University. He made the All Gulf South Conference West Division team here. He made the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Division II All-South region team here. He drove in his team's only run as they lost in the NCAA regionals here.
- Round 34, Pick 1034 - Camden Maron, l/r, c, Hicksville HS. Listed as an impact prospect and a link to some video here. His Classmates page here. His Perfect Game USA page here. His 2007 stats with the Long Island Astros here.
- Round 35, Pick 1064 - Wesley Wrenn, r/r, rhp, The Citadel. Nice bio here. Perfect Game USA page here. He made the dean's list here. Named the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Year here.
- Round 36, Pick 1094 - Lance Hoge, l/l, lhp, Kansas State University. K-State bio here. Baseball Cube stats here. Perfect Game USA page here. K-State says goodbye to their first pitcher to ever win an NCAA tournament game here.
- Round 39, Pick 1184 - Anthony Whitenton, r/r, rhp, Darton College. Previously drafted by the Braves and possibly heading to Kennesaw State here.
- Round 40, Pick 1214 - Jerome Pena, s/r, 2b, Western Nevada CC. Helped his team in the JUCO World Series here.
- Round 42, Pick 1274 - Ryan Gunhouse, r/r, c, Clear Creek HS. Perfect Game USA page with links to 6 videos here. He missed a sign yet hit a triple here. Scored a run in the Houston Area Baseball Coaches Association All-Star game here.
- Round 43, Pick 1304 - Robert Rinard, r/r, rf, Yavapai College. He's doing well in the Northwoods League here. Perfect Game USA page here.
- Round 44, Pick 1334 - James Wooster, l/l, lhp, Alvin CC. Scouting video here. Threw a scoreless inning in relief here. Hit a home run here. Playing a little summer ball here.
- Round 45, Pick 1364 - Jacob Johansen, r/r, rhp, Allen HS. Perfect Game USA page here.
- Round 46, Pick 1394 - John Pilkington, r/r, rhp, Oxford HS. Scouting video here.
- Round 48, Pick 1454 - Joseph Mantiply, r/l, lhp, Tunstall HS. A pic and article about him striking out 16 here. Speculation that Joe is going to college instead of going pro here.
This concludes TRDMB's coverage of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. As we find any further relevant links, they will be placed on this page so you dedicated folks out there be sure to check back in. Thanks for reading!
- Round 50, Pick 1514 - Zachary Godley, r/r, rhp, Bamberg Ehrhardt HS. According to this he has signed a letter of intent to attend Spartanburg Methodist College. An inside look at Zach's decision making process on whether to go pro or go to school here.