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Texas Rangers 2007 Draft: Where are they now?

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Almost a year has passed since the ’07 draft, and just about every player who will get a full season assignment prior to short season leagues starting has one. Here is where (and how) last year’s draftees are playing:

 

1. Blake Beavan HS RHP - Clinton - 17.0 IP, 15 H, 1 BB, 8 K, 2.65 ERA in 3 starts - solid start for the top pick

1. Michael Main HS RHP - DL - Main would be in Clinton’s rotation if he hadn’t injured his rib cage

1S. Julio Borbon U CF - Bakersfield - .320/.368/.418 in 122 AB, somewhat respectable 8/15 BB/SO ratio, 12/15 SB

1S. Neil Ramirez HS RHP - Extended Spring Training - he’s a guy who probably only needs an opening to move to Clinton, promising reports from extended spring

1S. Tommy Hunter U RHP - Bakersfield - 50.1 IP, 57 H, 8 BB, 42 K, 5 HR, 3.75 ERA in 8 starts - allowing too much contact and too many HRs, nice K/BB ratio…tough call on how close he is to promoting

2. Matthew West HS 2B/3B - Suspended - figured to be ready to start at Clinton, but about 2-3 weeks from being eligible and probably has to head to extended ST and maybe Spokane after that

3. Evan Reed U RHP - Bakersfield - 30.1 IP, 31 H, 13 BB, 29 K, 2 HR, 3.86 ERA - has already pitched at three levels this season, struggling pretty mightily in High A at the moment with a .345 BA against

(4th rounder Garrett Nash and 5th rounder John Gast did not sign)

6. Bobby Wilkins HS RHP - Extended Spring - mixed results in rookie ball last summer, presumably headed for one of the short season staffs

7. Tim Smith U OF - Clinton - .325/.378/.483 in 120 AB - major college player doing well in Low A, you would think that a promotion is coming soon

8. Jonathan Greene U 3B - Clinton - .212/.319/.354 in 99 AB - not the start he would have liked

9. Ralph Stoneburner U IF - Bakersfield - .167/.219/.200 in 30 AB - plays about once a week and obviously doesn’t hit

10. Andrew Laughter U RHP - Frisco - 17.1 IP, 14 H, 4 BB, 9 K, 0.00 ERA - fast riser hasn’t allowed an earned run this season in High A, will finally be challenged in AA

(11th rounder Anthony Ranaudo and 12th rounder Drew Pomeranz, both intriguing prospects, did not sign)

13. Kyle Ocampo HS RHP - Extended - received the largest bonus of anyone drafted after Reed (and only 24k less than him), presumably will join one of the short season staffs

14. Matt Lawson U 2B - Clinton - .225/.287/.338 in 80 AB - splitting time and not hitting

15. Hector Nelo HS RHP - Clinton - 4.0 IP, 3 H, 2BB, 4 K, 0.00 ERA - sparingly used in the pen with three appearances in about two weeks, just beginning his season

16. Josh Lueke U RHP - Bakersfield - 15.0 IP, 17 H, 3 BB, 18 K, 4.80 ERA, 2 HR - has spent time in Clinton and Bakersfield pens

17. Mitch Moreland U 1B - Clinton - .266/.284/.405 in 79 AB - pretty bleh numbers again

18. Ryan Tatusko U RHP - Clinton - 21.0 IP, 14 H, 14 BB, 18 K, 4.29 ERA - has mixed in four starts, interesting projectable body combined with flashes of velocity

19. Kyle Murphy U OF - Extended

20. Kenny Smith U 2B - I think that he’s been released but not completely sure

(21st rounder did not sign)

22. Donnie Ecker U OF - Extended

23. Jake Kaase U SS - Bakersfield - .282/.293/.308 in 39 AB - last played on April 14

24. Chris Gradoville U C - Bakersfield - .200/.220/.250 in 40 AB - Pina’s backup

(25th - 27th round picks did not sign)

28. Mchael Ortiz HS 1B - Extended

29. Ryan Falcon U LHP - Bakersfield - 21.1 IP, 13 H, 5 H, 18 K, 2.95 ERA, 2 HR - another quick rising niche reliever, may need AA to test him

30. Ben Henry HS RHP - Extended

31. Anton Maxwell U LHP - Released

(32nd rounder did not sign)

 

33. Jared Hyatt U RHP - Bakersfield - 26.0 IP, 22 H, 12 BB, 26 K, 3.46 ERA, 3 HR - has mixed in 3 starts for Blaze, rare late rounder on this list with interesting results…was a major college guy (Georgia Tech)

(34th - 41st round picks did not sign)

42. Jason Sowers JC 1B - Released

(43rd and 44th round picks did not sign)

45. Ryan Turner U LHP - Clinton - 18.2 IP, 18 H, 5 BB, 14 K, 3.38 ERA - pen guy

(46th - 50th round picks did not sign)

18 players are on active rosters (or have been at some point) out of 27 signed players. Of the nine we have yet to see, five are pretty highly anticipated high school players: Main, Ramirez, West, Wilkins and O’Campo. Even Henry could be of some interest. Of the 18 on rosters, only about half could be considered to be even borderline prospects or relatively productive members of their rosters.