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Draft

Discussion in 'Buckeye Baseball' started by Nixon, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. Nixon

    Nixon Wears Scarlet-colored glasses

    Scott Lewis to the Indians in the 3rd round[77th overall]
     
  2. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    Nix

    I know little about college baseball but am a Tribe fan.
    Can you fill us in on Lewis?
     
  3. Nixon

    Nixon Wears Scarlet-colored glasses

    He was B10 Frosh of the year in 2002, B10 pitcher of the year in 2003. Blew out his elbow pitching at Minnesota in 03 and made a speedy comeback. He didn't pitch much this year but it was impressive that he did come back and while he was not quite his old self, there were flashes of it. He still was getting strikeouts like he used to. He holds the all-time OSU record with 20 strikeouts in one game and also struck out 16 in another game.

    He's not really a flamethrower, he likes to work in the high 80s. He probably would have been OSU's second ever 1st round selection were it not for the injury. It's too bad that he's been drafted away as a junior but it was inevitable and I'm glad it was the Indians who took him. The Tribe also picked our closer Matt Davis last year in the 7th round.
     
  4. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    Left handed or right habded? What role do you see him playing in the organization? With a upper 80's fast ball, I guess they'll project him to be a starter.
    Considering the injury and not being able to throw in the low to mid 90's, they must think he has a ton of potential.
     
  5. Nixon

    Nixon Wears Scarlet-colored glasses

    He's a lefty. They wouldn't waste(or at least I hope they wouldn't) a 3rd round pick on a relief pitcher. I'm sure he'll be a starter and they hope he develops in the classic lefty starter type(Glavine/Moyer/etc). He's sorta similar to Jeremy Sowers, who the Indians picked with the #6 overall pick. He's not quite as big and I think Sowers throws a bit harder, but they're both high 80s lefties. Probably somewhat like Billy Traber and Brian Tallett who are injured this year but were in the organization.
     
  6. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Has Lewis regained all the velocity he had before the injury?

    The Indians are stockpiling an awful lot of quality pitching. I understand good pitching beats good hitting but they need to address the offense at some point, you would think.
     
  7. Nixon

    Nixon Wears Scarlet-colored glasses

    From what I've heard, yes. Like I said, he was still striking guys out this year(although there's more to Ks then just heat of course). I think that's what the scouts were looking for--TJ surgery doesn't really scare anyone anymore and he's still just a year removed, so when they saw he was back close to or at where he was before, that was enough for them.

    Remember that the Tribe used there 1st round picks last year on college hitters(1B Michael Aubrey from Tulane and OF Brad Snyder from Ball St).
     
  8. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    The last first round pick I remember is the pitcher from Stanford so that shows you what I know.

    Thanks!
     
  9. Nixon

    Nixon Wears Scarlet-colored glasses

    Drew Anderson to the Reds in the 13th round[#378 overall]
     
  10. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    what about our future QB? damn, I forget his name.... bauserman?
     
  11. Nixon

    Nixon Wears Scarlet-colored glasses

    4th round, #112 overall, to Pittsburgh for Joe Bauserman who Tibor referred to.
     
  12. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    Will Bauserman never wear a Buckeye uniform?
     
  13. themongoose32

    themongoose32 Rookie

    Where can you find this information on when players were drafted and was Christian Snavely, Big 10 player of the year this year and starting outfielder for Ohio State, taken by anyone yet?


    The Mongoose
     
  14. BuckeyeSoldier

    BuckeyeSoldier 2 time Reigning BuckeyePlanet Poker Champion

  15. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    Snavely was drafted last year (Toronto). I think you mean Steve Caravati, who was not drafted yet most likely due to injury concerns. I think a lot of MLB scouts want to see him for another year of injury-free play.

    FWIW, Lewis was hitting 89-90 consistently on the gun in his start against Northwestern. There were 9-10 pro scouts clocking him that day and the general consensus was that he was pretty impressive.

    It looks like Lewis and Anderson will be the only two to leave. Caravati would've had he gone as high as Anderson, but I can't see him leaving now.

    Another draftee of note is Cory Luebke, 6-3 185 LHP from Maria Stein Marion Local HS, a Buckeye signee who was drafted in the 18th round bythe Pirates. Expect to see him at OSU this fall. He's the real deal, by the way.

    The Reds are still very interested in Josh Newman, who they drafted late last year. I wouldn't be surprised to see him go fairly early to Cincy tomorrow.
     

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