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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Draft Update

One of my favorite prospects in the draft and, in my mind, a likely pick of the Dodgers come June had a horrendous start to the season. LHP Jarret Martin lasted just an inning and two-thirds, walking 8 batters and allowing 3 ER while striking out just 2.

Wilson HS CF Aaron Hicks has played only two games, but has walked 3 times in 2 games. It should be a good test of his patience this spring.

RHP Gerrit Cole was a little wild in his first start, walking 4 batters in 5 innings. However, he did strike out 5 and allowed just 1 earned run.

1B Eric Hosmer has collected 7 hits in his first 11 at bats, including a triple and 2 HR. He has also walked 8 times and stolen 4 bases. Regardless of his affiliation with Scott Boras, Hosmer looks like a sure-fire Top 10 pick.

All stats available on


  • At 8:06 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Anthony Gose (CF/LHP) of Bellflower HS (CA) is off to a good start. I am hoping he falls to the blue in the 2nd round, but I doubt he falls that far.

    AB: 9
    H: 4
    R: 4
    2B: 1
    3B: 2
    HR: 0
    RBI: 1
    SB: 3
    AVG: 0.444
    OBP: 0.545
    SLG: 1.000
    OPS: 1.545


    W: 1
    IP: 12.0
    H: 5
    ER: 2
    BB: 4
    SO: 23
    ERA: 1.17

  • At 10:28 AM , Blogger Jared said...

    Thanks for the info. I'm getting the feeling that he's going to get a lot of looks as a pitcher.

  • At 10:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    He is a good CF too, with speed. I just don't know how much pop there is in his stick. For a comp I would probably go with Ellsbury right now as the closest to what Gose could be if kept in CF.

  • At 12:41 AM , Blogger Jared said...

    The knock seems to be that he tries too hard to hit for power and it works against him. Learning when to be aggressive and when to be selective would really help his development.

    As far as a comparison, Ellsbury makes sense. Gose would definitely need to polish his approach and shorten his stroke, though.

  • At 1:31 PM , Blogger dmartin said...

    Yikes! You were right. It was a horrendous outing, but he has righted himself since then. It's early. Jarret hadn't thrown for 2 weeks (thanks to a rainout) and before that hadn't thrown since Jupiter. He was a bit rusty (to say the least). He'll get back in the saddle soon. Great site.

  • At 1:27 AM , Blogger Jared said...

    Thanks for checking it out.

    I have high hopes for Martin this season. I'm hoping he continues to succeed and makes his way into the Dodgers' hands in the early rounds. Any info on him (how hard he's throwing, what pitches he's throwing, if he's changed anything in his delivery, etc) would be greatly appreciated.

  • At 10:52 PM , Blogger dmartin said...

    Sure, no problem. Shoot me an email anytime.

  • At 8:27 PM , Blogger dmartin said...

    Jarret pitched a complete game Thursday: 14 Ks and hit his own HR. According to the scouts in attendance, he was still throwing 90 mph in the 7th. In Friday's game, he hit 2 homeruns. Here's a link to the article w/ a pic:

  • At 10:12 PM , Blogger Jared said...

    Great news on Jarret. Here's hoping he has continued success as the draft approaches.


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