2010 Draft Picks

Welcome to the 2010 Draft Picks Register.

Signed picks in BOLD and Green
Signing Bonus amounts indicated when available

Signings Update, 6/21

RD 1 – 027- Biddle, Jesse, LHP Germantown Friends School, PA$1.16M
RD 2 – 077- Garner, Perci, RHP – Ball State University
RD 3 – 107- Rupp, Cameron C- Texas University
RD 4 – 141- Morgado, Bryan LHP- Tennessee University
RD 5- 171- Frazier, Scott RHP- Upland HS, California
RD 6 – 201- Eldmire, Gauntlett OF- Ohio University
RD 7 – 231- Buchanan, David RHP- Georgia State
RD 8 – 261- Malcolm, Stephen SS- San Joaquin Delta College, CA

RD 9 – 291- Allen, Brenton OF- Gahr HS, CA
RD 10 – 321- Hollands, Mario LHP- UC Santa Barbara
RD 11 – 351- Claypool, Garett RHP- UCLA
RD 12 – 381- Knigge, Tyler RHP- Lewis and Clark State
RD 13 – 411- Hinson, John 3B- Clemson
RD 14 – 441- Numata, Chace C- Pearl City HS, Hawaii
RD 15 – 471- Smith, Jake 3B- University of Alabama
RD 16 – 501- Fritsch, Craig RHP- Baylor
RD 17 – 531- Nesseth, Michael RHP- Nebraska
RD 18 – 561- Cusick, Jeffrey 1B- UC Irvine
RD 19 – 591- Palka, Daniel 1B- Greer HS, South Carolina
RD 20 – 621- Walter, Kevin RHP- Legacy HS, Colorado
RD 21 – 651- Musser, Jonathan RHP- Dowling Catholic HS, Iowa

RD 22 – 681- Paquet, Jonathan RHP- Champlain St. Lawrence College
RD 23 – 711- Borup, Jacob RHP- Arizona State
RD 24 – 741- Thompson, Chad RHP- Orange Coast College
RD 25 – 771- Hutchison, Matt RHP- University of Nevada Las Vegas
RD 26 – 801- Duffy, Christopher LF- University of Central Florida
RD 27 – 831- Payton, Matthew 2B- Western Kentucky University

RD 28 – 861- Pointer, Brian CF- Galena HS, Nevada
RD 29 – 891- Lala, Patrick RHP- Kirkwood Community College
RD 30 – 921- Gonzalez, Nicholas LHP- Leto HS, Florida
RD 31 – 951- Klocke, James C- Southeast Missouri State
RD 32 – 981- Alonso, Carlos 3B- Delaware University
RD 33 – 1011- Stumpo, Robert C- West Chester University
RD 34 – 1041- Murray, Pat 1B- Lewis and Clark State
RD 35 – 1071- Pettis, Eric RHP- UC Irvine

RD 36 – 1101- Davis, Neal LHP- Virgina University
RD 37 – 1131- Shuler, Marshall RHP- Colorado School of the Mines
RD 38 – 1161- Walker, Keenyn OF- Central Arizona College
RD 39 – 1191- Cummings, Justin OF- Santa Fe Community College
RD 40 – 1221- Harvill, Jeffrey LHP- Evangel Christian Academy, LA
RD 41 – 1251- Zeutenhorst, Taylor OF- Sheldon HS, IA
RD 42 – 1281- Chadd, Timothy1B- Bishop Carroll Catholic HS, Kansas
RD 43 – 1311- Hodgskin, James LHP- Bishop Moore HS, FL
RD 44 – 1341- Meaux, Jesse RHP- UC Santa Barbara
RD 45 – 1371- Fransisco, Michael LHP- Villanova University
RD 46 – 1401- Ross, Tyler C- Baron Collier HS, FL
RD 47 – 1431- Stewart, Ethan LHP- New Mexico Junior College
RD 48 – 1461- Ottoson, Kyle LHP- South Mountain Community College, CO
RD 49 – 1491- Hallock, Kyle LHP- Kent State University
RD 50 – 1521- Tomscha, Damek 3B- Sioux City North HS, IA
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Below you will find detailed scouting reports and articles for each prospect.

027- Biddle, Jesse, LHP – Germantown Friends School, PA

Rankings

Scouting Reports

Jesse Biddle jumped onto the prospect scene thanks to his eye-catching size on the mound. However, don’t let the Philadelphia native fool you, he packs plenty of athleticism into his body. The first thing
you’ll always hear about Biddle is how much scouts drool over his projectability, and some would compare his projectability favorably to almost any lefty in the entire 2010 prep class. Biddle’s current pitch mix is good as well, despite being a cold-weather pitcher. His fastball is usually an upper-80s pitch that touches 92 with good life, and if he learns how to utilize his size and throw on a downhill plane, he could be a true power pitcher with groundball tendencies. Some scouts project Biddle to sit 92-95 before all is said and done because there’s plenty to dream on with his frame. Biddle’s slow curve projects as a future fringe-average pitch, but if he adds velocity to it with his fastball, it could be an average big-league pitch with time. His changeup is the pitch that has matured the most over the last year, and it’s now a potential plus pitch to complement his fastball. It gets good depth and fade, and its 10 mph differential with his fastball makes it extremely effective. Biddle has true number two starter upside, and teams that believe in that could take him as high as the second round, though he fits more comfortably in the third to fifth round range. His Oregon scholarship may cost $1 million to buy out, but he’ll probably be worth it in the end.

- MLB Bonus Baby

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Power build, broad shoulders, wide hips and thighs, strong lower half, built for the long haul.
STRENGTHS: FB 90-93 with room for more, above-average FB movement, late life. Curveball 73, some shape, was developing power when I saw him. CH at 85, a little too hard. Good extension, balance and downhill for a tall pitcher.
WEAKNESSES: Slightly below-average fastball control when I saw him, should grade up to average in coming years. Looking forward to seeing change-up development next time I see him.
SUMMARY: Really liked this prospect in very limited look. Thought there should be more in his arm in the years to come. Looking forward to seeing how secondary stuff and conditioning has developed since I last saw him.

- Baseball Beginnings

SCOUTING PROFILE (3/1):Few pitchers in the 2010 class look the part more than the 6-foot-6, 235-pound Biddle, whose build, athletic looseness and projection have given rise to many Andy Pettitte comparisons. Biddle has flashed top-round stuff frequently at large national events over the past year, but hasn’t shown the consistency yet to completely sell scouts. His fastball has touched 91-92 mph, but will range between 86 and his peak velocity frequently during an outing, although hitters don’t tend to get good swings on his fastball at any speed. Biddle’s curveball shows good downer break at times, although it will come in soft at other times, as well. He rarely throws a changeup at this point in his development. Biddle throws a bit across his body at release, and his height and high three-quarters release point create an ideal angle to the plate for his pitches. His stuff and command are consistently better from a full wind-up. Biddle has shown an interesting West-Coast bias for a young man from Philadelphia as he first came to scouts’ attention by pitching for the California-based NorCal program in the summer of 2008, and signed a letter-of-intent to attend the University of Oregon.—DAVID RAWNSLEY

UPDATE (5/15): Biddle was a little slow getting started this spring with his fastball in the 86-90 mph range. But his velocity soon began to pick up, and it was obvious Biddle had hit his stride in an April Friends School League game, when he pitched a 1-0 no-hitter, and struck out a personal-best 17. By then, his velocity was up to a more customary 92-93 mph, touching 94. He complemented his fastball with two breaking balls, and his curve, in particular, has been harder and sharper this spring, as opposing to a slower, rolling version last summer.—ALLAN SIMPSON

- PG Crosschecker

Biddle’s stock climbed along with his fastball velocity as the spring progressed. In his first outing of the season against Germantown Academy ace Keenan Kish, Biddle worked at 88-91 mph, but by the end of April he was sitting at 90-92 and touching 93-94 at times, with sinking and cutting action. Biddle’s best assets are his arm strength and size; his 6-foot-4, 225-pound frame is both physical and projectable, and his upside is significant. But Biddle lacks polish and must do a better job staying on top of his secondary stuff. Scouts widely agree that his slider is more promising than his soft curveball, but he seldom deploys the slider in games, relying instead on the curve. His slider has a chance to be above-average in time. Some scouts say Biddle has shown feel for a tumbling changeup in bullpens and between innings, but he does not throw it in games. Biddle is an Oregon recruit who is regarded as a difficult sign, but he is a top-three-rounds talent with a chance to land a high six-figure bonus.

- Baseball America

077- Garner, Perci, RHP – Ball State University
107- Rupp, Cameron C- Texas University
141- Morgado, Bryan LHP- Tennessee University
171- Frazier, Scott RHP- Upland HS, California
201- Gauntlett, Eldmire OF- Ohio University
231- Buchanan, David RHP- Georgia State
261- Malcolm, Stephen SS- San Joaquin Delta College, CA
291- Brenton, Allen OF- Gahr HS, CA
321- Hollands, Mario LHP- UC Santa Barbara
351- Claypool, Garett RHP- UCLA
381- Knigge, Tyler RHP- Lewis and Clark State
411- Hinson, John 3B- Clemson
441- Numata, Chace C- Pearl City HS, Hawaii
471- Smith, Jake 3B- University of Alabama
501- Fritsch, Craig RHP- Baylor
531- Nesseth, Michael RHP- Nebraska
561- Cusick, Jeffrey 1B- UC Irvine
591- Palka, Daniel 1B- Greer HS, South Carolina
621- Walter, Kevin RHP- Legacy HS, Colorado
651- Musser, Jonathan RHP- Dowling Catholic HS, Iowa
681- Paquet, Jonathan RHP- Champlain St. Lawrence College
711- Borup, Jacob RHP- Arizona State
741- Thompson, Chad RHP- Orange Coast College
771- Hutchinson, Matt RHP- University of Nevada Las Vegas
801- Duffy, Christopher LF- University of Central Florida
831- Payton, Matthew 2B- Western Kentucky University
861- Pointer, Brian CF- Galena HS, Nevada
891- Lala, Patrick RHP- Kirkwood Community College
921- Gonzalez, Nicholas LHP- Leto HS, Florida
951- Klocke, James C- Southeast Missouri State
981- Alonso, Carlos 3B- Delaware University
1011- Stumpo, Robert C- West Chester University
1041- Murray, Pat 1B- Lewis and Clark State
1071- Pettis, Eric RHP- UC Irvine
1101- Davis, Neal LHP- Virgina University
1131- Shuler, Marshall RHP- Colorado School of the Mines
1161- Walker, Keenyn OF- Central Arizona College
1191- Cummings, Justin OF- Santa Fe Community College
1221- Harvill, Jeffrey LHP- Evangel Christian Academy, LA
1251- Zeutenhorst, Taylor OF- Sheldon HS, IA
1281- Chadd, Timothy1B- Bishop Carroll Catholic HS, Kansas
1311- Hodgskin, James LHP- Bishop Moore HS, FL
1341- Meaux, Jesse RHP- UC Santa Barbara
1371- Fransisco, Michael LHP- Villanova University
1401- Ross, Tyler C- Baron Collier HS, FL
1431- Stewart, Ethan LHP- New Mexico Junior College
1461- Ottoson, Kyle LHP- South Mountain Community College, CO
1491- Hallock, Kyle LHP- Kent State University
1521- Tomscha, Damek 3B- Sioux City North HS, IA

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