Friday, August 10, 2007

MPH Draft Database Part 4: Rounds 20 to 29

Round 20, Pick 633: Dylan Owen

Dylan Owen (RHP - Francis Marion University)

Dylan features a fastball that sits around 88-91, topping out at 93. His slider is his (strike)out pitch, sitting at 78-82. He also throws a curve and change. His curve sits 73-76, while his change is between 79-83. He feels he needs to work on throwing the fastball inside more, and also get more comfortable throwing any pitch inside.

And here are Coach Chris Calciano's (GCSU) thoughts on a rival pitcher the Mets drafted, Dylan Owen.

The Mets took another kid from our Conference Dylan Owen, who is in Brooklyn right now. I really like that kid!!! He can flat out pitch. Plus slider that is 80-83 and an excellent strikeout pitch. His fastball is 89-92 with some movement.

Both kids are physically a bit smaller than you would like, but mechanically they are solid and should not breakdown with injuries!!

2007: 10-1, 1.14 era, 17 G, 13 GS, 3 CG, 102.1 IP, 77 H, 19 BBs, 121 Ks, BAA .206

2006: 12-3, 2.30 era, 17 G, 16 GS, 7 CG, 125 IP, 102 H, 35 BBs, 126 Ks, BAA .227

3 year career: 28-8, 2.15 era, 334 Ks in 323 IP, 16 CG in 40 GS

Owen was named the 2007 NCAA Division II national Pitcher of the Year by two different voting groups. He earned first-team Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association All-America honors each of the past two years. He was also selected as the Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Year for both 2006 and 2007.
Round 21, Pick 663: Dillon Gee

Dillon Gee (RHP - University of Texas @ Arlington)

2007: 4-8, 4.67 era, 16 GS, 4 CG, 111.2 IP, 138 H, 22 BBs, 96 Ks, BAA .298

2006: 6-9, 5.35 ERA, one save...leads the Mavs with 17 starts and 106 innings...made two appearances out of the bullpen...tied for seventh on the UTA single-season innings-pitched list with John Henrickson...ranks second on the team with 67 the start on opening day and picked up the victory after giving up one run over five innings...struck out a then-career-best eight in a start against Dallas Baptist...allowed one run in a seven-inning complete-game victory over Northwestern State in the SLC opening series...pitched three hitless innings in a predetermined three-inning start at Oklahoma State...tossed a complete-game six-hit shutout in a victory over Stephen F. Austin...tossed a seven-inning complete-game victory over McNeese State...picked up his first save of the season by pitching three innings in the series finale against Sam Houston State...earned the victory over Texas State in the series opener, clinching a tournament berth for the Mavs...struck out a career-best 11 in a nine-inning no decision against Dallas Baptist.

Summer 2005: Played for the Brainerd Blue Thunder of the Northwoods League... went 3-7 with a 4.34 ERA in 19 appearances, making nine starts and tossing one complete game...was fourth on the team with 64.1 innings pitched...struck out 42. SLC Tournament: Got the start in the third game of the tournament against Lamar...took the loss after allowing four runs on seven hits in 5.2 innings of work. 2005: 5-8, 5.58 ERA...led the team with 23 appearances...made nine appearances with one complete game...made his first collegiate start in the home opener against Dallas Baptist . . . allowed two runs on four hits in six innings in a no-decision...earned his first collegiate victory against Texas-A&M-Corpus Christi on March 15...struck out a career-best five in the six innings of work in the victory...picked up the only save of his career by pitching three shutout innings, allowing no hits with three punchouts...followed that up the next afternoon by pitching five shutout innings to earn the victory in the longest game in the history of Mavericks baseball...named the SLC Pitcher of the Week for his efforts against SHSU...tossed a complete-game four-hit shutout against then-No. 12 Baylor...allowed just one single each in the first, fourth, sixth and ninth innings...allowed only six base runners and did not allow a runner past second base...earned his second SLC Pitcher of the Week honor...also named to the College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll...tossed five innings to earn the victory against Nicholls State...allowed two runs over six innings in a tough-luck loss to Southeastern Louisiana.

Prior to UTA: Helped lead Cleburne High School to a 33-7 record and a spot in the state semifinals...allowed one earned run and struck out five in three innings against Denton Ryan in the state semifinals...went 12-3 on the mound and hit .443 with six home runs and 46 RBIs...earned first team all-state and all-district honors as a senior...was named team MVP as a senior...threw a no-hitter in his first start of the 2004 season against Granbury, coming within one out of a perfect game...tossed a second no-hitter against Waco University...hit .317 as a designated hitter his junior season...named MVP of his all-county team...also a member of the golf team.
Round 22, Pick 693: Tyler Vaughn

Tyler Vaughn (3B - UC Irvine)

2007: .311/.371/.398, 61 for 196, 34 runs, 10 2b, 2 3b, HR, 36 RBI, 10 BBs, 12 HBP, 36 Ks, 7/13 SB
Round 23, Pick 723: Noberto Navarro
Round 24, Pick 753: Michael Parker

Michael Parker (2b - George Washington University)

2007: .373/.434/.604, 84 for 225, 22 2b, 10 HR, 60 RBI, 21 BBs, 28 Ks, 13/18 SBs
2006: .271/.357/.419, 62 for 229, 17 2b, 3b, 5 HR, 19 RBI, 28 BBs, 36 Ks, 13/14 SBs
Round 25, Pick 783: Nicholas "Cole" Abbott

Nicholas Cole Abbott (RHP - Weber HS)
Thanks to Mark Larsen @ Weber for the info

Record 7-2
ERA 1.77
OPP BA .199
Strike Outs 86
IP 55.2
Runs 15
Earned Runs 12
Hits 40
BB's 23

Tall athletic pitcher with a fastball in the low 90's. Has touched 93 on several occasions. Above average slider that he can throw for strikes in any count. Cole only weighs about 170 pounds. As he matures and grows he has the frame to easily carry 200-210 pounds. When he develops his legs, his velocity should go up and he will be able to go much deeper in games. Cole is very athletic and very competitive. These two attributes will allow him to learn and develop at a much faster pace than a lot of pitchers. Seems to be very natural on the mound. Needs to develop a third pitch. Has the ability to throw a decent change up, but lacks the confidence to throw it in games.

When Cole misses he misses up and tends to put himself in bad counts. Needs to tweak his grip a little to be able to get some movement on his fastball. As he gets better and throws more innings, I have complete confidence that he will be successful as a professional, and he will
learn to get great hitters out.
Round 26, Pick 813: Bradley Burns

Bradley Burns (RHP - University of Oklahoma)

2007: 1-1, 5.75 era, 16 G, 7 GS, 36 IP, 46 H, 25 BBs, 33 Ks, BAA .313
2006: 0-0, 8.38 era, 7 G, 2 GS, 9.2 IP, 16 H, 7 BBs, 7 Ks, BAA .381
Round 27, Pick 843: Kyle Catto

Kyle Catto (RHP - Southern Illinois University)

Thanks to Dan Callahan at Southern Illinois University.

I'm not sure what to tell you. Kyle did not throw for us the past five or so weeks of our season. He had some tendonitis. When he's healthy, he will run his fastball up there around 92-93, and he had two outings where he was throwing an 85 mph slider with good tilt. When he's "good," he also throws a split, which can be his out pitch. His arm is fluid and loose and at times he does not command the strike zone like he is capable. When he is on he is a GOOD pro guy.

2007: 1-1, 7.09 era, 13 G, GS, 26.2 IP, 35 H, 10 BBs, 29 Ks, BAA .315
2006: 1-1, 4.41 era, 14 G, 4 GS, 34.2 IP, 39 H, 22 BBs, 34 Ks, BAA .279
Round 29, Pick 903: Roy Merritt

Roydrick Merritt (LHP/OF - Southern University A&M)

2007: 7-1, 2.75 era, 13 G, 12 GS, 6 CG, 72 IP, 52 H, 25 BBs, 56 Ks, BAA .202

2006: 5-1, 5.28 era, 10 G, 7 GS, 44.1 IP, 50 H, 22 BBs, 44 Ks, 1.62 WHIP, .258/.294/.290 (8 for 31), 2b, 5 RBI, 2/9 BB/K)

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