Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Tampa Bay draft list

If Evan Longoria starts at high-Class A Visalia, he'll be the first to reach Montgomery. Who will be second?

signed First round (third overall pick): Evan Longoria, 3b/2b, Long Beach State U. -- no relation to Eva Longoria, the Desperate Housewives bombshell
signed Second (47th): Josh Butler, rhp, U. San Diego
Third (79th): Nick Fuller, rhp, Kell HS, Marietta, Ga.
Fourth (109th): Alex Cobb, rhp, Vero Beach (Fla.) HS
signed Fifth (139th): Shawn O'Malley, ss, South Ridge HS, Kennewick, Wash.

signed Sixth (169th): Nevin Ashley, c, Indiana State U.
signed Seventh (199th): Ryan Reid, rhp, James Madison U.
signed Eighth (229th): Tyree Hayes, rhp, Tomball (Texas) HS -- son of former major-leaguer Charlie Hayes, according to the St. Pete Times
signed Ninth (259th): Eligio Sonoqui, 1b, Chavez HS, Laveen, Ariz.

signed 10th (289th): Desmond Jennings, cf, Itawamba (Miss.) CC, Pinson Valley native -- former Alabama football signee
signed 11th (319th): Lewis Rollins, rhp, Winthrop U.
12th (349th): Antwonie Hubbard, rhp, Hooks (Texas) HS
13th (379th): Mikey Minor, lhp, Forrest HS, Lewisburg, Tenn.
signed 14th (409th): Travis Barnett, rhp, Salt Lake (Utah) CC

15th (439th): K.D. Kang, of, Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga.
signed 16th (469th): Ryan Owen, lhp, Cal State Dominguez Hills U.
17th (499th): Ryan Thornton, cf, American River College (Calif.)
18th (529th): Jay Brown, rhp, Young Harris College (Ga.)
19th (559th): Robi Estrada, ss, El Segundo (Calif.) HS

signed 20th (589th): Erik Walker, rhp, UNC-Charlotte
signed 21st (619th): Joey Callender, 2b, Texas Tech
22nd (649th): Mark Thomas, c, Alpharetta (Ga.) HS
23rd (679th): Matthew McCarney, of, Holy Trinity Catholic HS, Kanata, Ontario
24th (709th): Angel Chapa, rhp, Treasure Valley (Ore.) CC -- same school as Jason Hammel

25th (739th): Blaine Howell, rhp, Reynolds HS, Asheville, N.C.
26th (769th): Johnathon Parker, rhp, Lord Tweedsmuir School, Surrey, British Columbia
signed 27th (799th): Andrew Lopez, of, St. Francis HS, Carolina, Puerto Rico
28th (829th): Andrew Hagins, rf, Oak Park & River Forest HS, Oak Park, Ill.
29th (859th): Leon Johnson, of, formerly Eastern Arizona College -- also drafted by Rays in 2003 and 2005, has been on Mormon mission, brother of Biscuits 2B Elliot Johnson

signed 30th (889th): Jimmy Mayer, ss, U. Pittsburgh
31st (919th): Justin Reynolds, of, Mount Hood (Ore.) CC
32nd (949th): Emmanuel Morales, of, Puerto Rico Baseball Aca.
33rd (979th): Brooks Lindsay, 2b, Mount Hood (Ore.) CC
34th (1,009th): Stephen McCray, rhp, Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga.

35th (1,039th): Michael Ross, 2b, Northwest Mississippi CC
36th (1,069th): Walter Marciel, lhp, Iolani HS, Honolulu
37th (1,099th): Kalvin Johnson, 1b, Iowa Western CC
38th (1,129th): Chris Dennis, 1b, St. Thomas of Villanova School, Lasalle, Ontario
39th (1,159th): Matt Miraldi, of, Bear River HS, Grass River, Calif.

40th (1,189th): Brando Casalicchio, rhp, Cold Spring Harbor HS, Long Island, N.Y.
41st (1,219th): Michael Dufek, of, Desert Mountain HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.
42nd (1,249th): Brandon Vernon, c, Overton HS, Nashville, Tenn.
43rd (1,278th): Victor Ramos, of, Miami Senior HS
44th (1,307th): Neil Hardon, of, Saguaro HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.

45th (1,336th): Chris Wilson, rhp, Trinidad State CC (Colo.)
46th (1,365th): Candy Maldonado, of, Porterville (Calif.) CC -- son of former major-leaguer of the same name, according to the St. Pete Times
47th (1,393rd): Brandon Brown, 3b, Tate HS, Cantonment, Fla.
48th (1,421st): Alex McRee, lhp, Chestatee HS, Gainesville, Ga.
49th (1,449th): Ryan Fraser, rhp, Walker Valley HS, Cleveland, Tenn.

50th (1,477th): Travis Tartamella, c, Los Osos HS, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

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