With the 2016 MLB Draft set to begin tonight, there will be many players who have their names called that will begin their journey to make it to the Major Leagues. One year ago, seven more Seminoles were drafted, and placed inside the ranks of the Minor Leagues. Here is a look at their progression in the year since last year's draft.
OF DJ Stewart: Round 1 Pick 25, Baltimore Orioles
The only first round pick from the Seminoles last season continues to work through the minors, and is currently playing in full season A ball. Although he has not played to full expectations thus far, Stewart has shown recent improvements in his game.
2015 stats with Class A Short Season Aberdeen: 62 G .218 AVG 6 HR 24 RBI .288 OBP
2016 stats with Class A Full Season Delmarva: 52 G .232 AVG 4 HR 23 RBI .376 OBP
C Danny De La Calle: Round 9 Pick 268, Tampa Bay Rays
The catcher has had early struggles to his MLB career, hitting under the Mendoza line, however has seen progression through his short start at full season A ball.
2015 stats with Class A Short Season Hudson Valley: 34 G .164 AVG 1 HR 9 RBI .201 OBP
2016 stats with Class A Full Season Bowling Green: 6 G .238 AVG 0 HR 6 RBI .333 OBP
P Billy Strode: Round 10 Pick 304, Cleveland Indians
Strode has gotten his MiLB career off to an exceptional start in both levels he has played in. Just as at FSU, he continues to get work out of the bullpen and could become a formidable closer.
2015 stats with Class A Short Season Mahoning Valley: 1-0 1.71 ERA 26 1/3 IP 25 K 2 Saves .987 WHIP
2016 stats with Class A Full Season Lake County: 0-0 1.08 ERA 16 2/3 IP 19 K 1 Save .480 WHIP
P Dylan Silva: Round 11 Pick 335, Seattle Mariners
The lefty has had no problems getting plenty of opportunities in, already averaging more than an inning per relief appearance, much like he did at Florida State. Silva is also getting the chance to close some games out, giving him a taste of each bullpen role.
2015 stats with Class A Short Season Everett: 2-1 3.90 ERA 32 1/3 IP 29 K 1 Save 1.392 WHIP
2016 stats with Class A Full Season Clinton: 0-1 5.23 ERA 20 2/3 IP 21 K 1 Save 1.548 WHIP
P Boomer Biegalski: Round 14 Pick 428, Oakland A's
Once drafted, Biegalski performed well enough to end the season in Rookie League, that he was promoted directly to full season A to begin the 2016 season, skipping a level. He continues to start most of his games, which is what he will most likely develop into.
2015 stats with Rookie League Arizona: 0-1 3.18 ERA 11 1/3 IP 12 K .882 WHIP
2016 stats with Class A Full Season Beloit: 4-2 3.00 ERA 63 IP 52 K 1.032 WHIP
P Bryant Holtmann: Round 24 Pick 706, Arizona Diamondbacks
Holtmann got his career started in Rookie Ball, and will start the 2016 campaign there once that level begins play in a few weeks. He will look to rebound from a shaky first season in the minors.
2015 stats with Rookie League Missoula: 2-2 4.89 ERA 53 1/3 IP 43 K 1.650 WHIP
OF Josh Delph: Round 37 Pick 1125, Los Angeles Angels
Despite being the last Seminole drafted in the 2015 MLB Draft, Delph is the only player to reach the Class A Advanced stage as he was promoted earlier this season.
2015 stats with Rookie League Arizona: 20 G .313 AVG 0 HR 5 RBI .441 OBP
2016 stats with Class A Full Season Burlington: 35 G .255 AVG 0 HR 12 RBI .368 OBP
2016 stats with Class A Advanced Inland Empire: 4 G .167 AVG 0 HR 0 RBI .231 OBP