Today at 12 PM will be the start of the 31st round of the MLB Amateur draft and will end at round 50 or until every team passes on their next draft pick. Yesterday was an interesting one as both current FSU players and FSU commits dropped lower than they were projected. If you want to get caught up on the previous days action you can read up here and here.
- Jose Dore going in the 8th round makes him very signable
- Rumors are that Ben Gamel is very interested in signing with the Yankees
- Despite Holt being drafted in the 10th round and McGee yet to be drafted I still don't think they come back for their senior season
- Eric Arce's and Michael Arencibia's committals to Florida State must have scared off teams which is great news because their presence will be sorely needed.
Inside we will keep track of Noles that are drafted and discuss any other issues involving the draft.
Round 1 - Pick 18 Los Angeles Angels - Kaleb Cowart, Adel GA (Cook County HS) - 3B/RHP, S/R, 6-3, 195
The Angels will have to work to sign him, and he'll be tough to wrangle away from Florida State. He had a reported $3 million price tag that was fairly public knowledge most of the spring. Also, the Angels have had as much trouble as any organization of late in signing top picks. This is in no way a done deal. - via Baseball America
Round 6 - Pick 199 St. Louis Cardinals - John Gast, Yr: Jr. P, L/L, 6-2, 190 - Last Drafted: 2007, Texas 5th round
Round 8 - Pick 244 San Diego Padres - Jose Dore, Kissimmee, FL (First Academy HS) - OF, L/R, 6-2, 180
Padres get Jose Dore. Should be signable power bat from high school ranks.
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Round 9 - Pick 290 Colorado Rockies - Geoff Parker, Yr: Jr. P, R/R, 6-3, 249- Last Drafted: Never
I am kind of suprised he went this high but good for him, hope he does well on the next level. The only downside to this is that FSU put 2 pitchers in the top 10 rounds for the first time since 2002, accomplishments that Jamie Shouppe will use to dupe Florida State and best buddy Mike Martin into coaching as long as he wants. - RaysnNoles
Round 10 - Pick 300 Cleveland Indians - Tyler Holt, Yr: Jr. OF, R/R, 6-1, 190 - Last Drafted: Never
Round 10 - Pick 325 NY Yankees - Ben Gamel, Neptune Beach, FL (Bishop Kenny HS) OF, L/L, 5-11, 170
Yankees get Ben Gamel. Wants to go to school.
Round 24 - Pick 721 Toronto Blue Jays - Stephen Cardullo, Yr: Srr. SS, R/R, 6-0, 200 - Last Drafted: Never
My issue with Cardullo has nothing to do with him as a person. His offense and defense didn't warrant him playing on the field when there were better options on the bench. Congrats to him for being drafted at this spot and I wish the best to him in the future. - RaysnNoles
Round 27 - Pick 816 Toronto Blue Jays - Eric Arce, Lakeland, FL (Lakeland HS) C/1B, L/R, 5-11, 195
I would assume his off the field issues and commitment to Florida State caused his stock to fall. His arrival on campus is almost certain now and much needed. - RaysnNoles
Round 31 - Pick 947 Florida Marlins - Taiwan Easterling, Yr: RS So. OF, R/R, 6-0, 195 - Last Drafted: 2007, Marlins 6th round
@lsteed08 yea I know I got a call in the fourth and the 15th but they wasn’t offering me what I wanted but it’s all good - 26 minutes ago via Twitterrific in reply to lsteed08 - per Easterling's Twitter
Round 38 - Pick 1142 New York Mets - Peter Miller, Tampa, FL (Cambridge HS) SS/P, R/R, 6-1, 185
Pitched and played shortstop in high school. Drafted as a pitcher and will pitch for Florida State in the fall. - RaysnNoles
Round 41 - Pick 1231 Arizona Diamondbacks - Mike McGee, Yr: Jr. OF/P, R/R, 6-0, 188 - Last Drafted: 2007, Chicago-N 37th round
Teams had little interest in his bat and wanted him primarily as a pitcher, he has expressed dislike for pitching in the past which might be why teams passed on him early.