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June 4, 2008

2008 Draft

by @ 8:52 am. Filed under 2008 Cardinals

Putting aside my obvious affinity for the high-risk, high-reward high school kids, here are a few more names to think about for tomorrow’s draft:

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RHP Ryan Perry, Arizona- possibly the biggest question-mark pitcher in this draft, Perry has two plus pitches, including a fastball that hits 98 mph, and a slider that scouts see as having potential at the next level. He has been oddly hittable for a guy with that kind of stuff at the college level, which makes some people think he might be better suited for a relief role where he can focus on hitting the upper 90′s more conistantly. He should move quickly through a system that way, but he has shown the potential to be a front of the line starter if he can work on not leaving so many pitches in the middle of the zone. It will be interesting to see what the organization that drafts him does with him.

LHP Christian Friedrich, Eastern Kentucky- rated as the #2 lefty starter in this draft, Friedrich doesn’t have any overpowering stuff but he does have 4 pitches that should translate to the bigs, led by a low-90′s fastball and a decent curve. He projects to be a middle of the rotation-type guy and should be available at 13.

1B/3B Brett Wallace, Arizona St.- this one might be a bit of a stretch considering most scouts see him as only being able to play 1st and the Cards are pretty set there, but it’s tough to completely ignore this type of hitter and he has played 3rd in college and could possibly adjust to a corner outfield spot. He is almost universally regarded as the best hitter in college baseball and scouts see him as a .300, 20+ home run kind of guy, and it’s always nice to have them around.

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