The remaining rounds of the MLB draft go at a torrid pace. Check back often as I will do my best to keep up with the picks to let you know what is going on. All quoted scouting reports (when available) are from MLB.com.
"Brett Eibner gets most of the pub for arms coming from Arkansas, but Smyly’s a viable prospect in his own right. The lefty has a four-pitch mix with a fastball he can run up to 93 mph, an average curve (74-76 mph), a cutter he throws 84-86 mph that grades out as average and a 78-80 mph changeup. He’s the type who could fit nicely at the back end of the rotation or as a quality lefty specialist on a big league staff."
"Brantly was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 45th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft but did not sign."
Round 5 (163 Overall): Alexander Burgos, LHP, State College of Florida
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Round 6 (193 Overall): Bryan Holaday, C, Texas Christian
Round 10 (313 Overall): Cole Nelson, LHP, Auburn
"Dupra was selected in the 36th round in 2007 by the Texas Rangers, but did not sign."
Round 13 (403 Overall): Michael Polk, OF, Tennessee
Round 14 (433 Overall): Patrick Cooper, RHP, Bradley
"In 2009, Cooper earned All-American, All-District and All-Conference honors and was named the Conference and Region XI Pitcher of the Year. He was the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 34th-round selection in 2009 but did not sign."
Round 15 (463 Overall): Collin Kuhn, OF, Arkansas
Round 16 (493 Overall): Jordan Pratt, RHP, Arkansas
Round 18 (553 Overall): Josh Ashenbrenner, 2B, Lewis-Clark
Round 19 (583 Overall): Jeff Rowland, OF, Georgia Tech
Round 21 (643 Overall): James Meador, 1B, San Diego
"Hernandez stood out at the Major League Scouting Bureau showcase held at the Urban Youth Academy in February, mostly with his work behind the plate. The California backstop is capable of doing everything well defensively. It’s unclear, however, just how much he’ll hit. There’s not a ton of catching in this class, particularly from the high school ranks, and Hernandez might have the best catching skills available. That sort of distinction could make a team overpay somewhat to acquire his services."
Round 26 (793 Overall): Jeff Ferrell, RHP, Pitt CC
Round 27 (823 Overall): Leslie Smith, RF, St. Louis CC-Meramec
Round 28 (853 Overall): Jack Duffey, LHP, The Heritage School (GA)
Round 29 (883 Overall): Christopher Joyce, LHP, Central Arizona College
Round 30 (913 Overall): Logan Hoch, LHP, Wichita State
The draft will conclude with rounds 31-50 tomorrow afternoon, although the Tigers did not sign any draft pick below number 30 a year ago.