2012 Draft Thread: Second Through Fifteenth Round

Jay Yencich · June 5, 2012 at 3:00 pm · Filed Under Minor Leagues 

Rounds 2-15, Starting at 9 am PDT
Round #2: SS Joe DeCarlo, 5’10”, R/R, 9/13/1993, PA HS
Round #3: RHP Edwin Diaz, 6’2″, 160 lbs, 3/22/1994, Puerto Rico HS
Round #3 (Comp): LHP Tyler Pike, 6’0″, 180 lbs, 1/26/1994, FL HS
Round #4: 3B Patrick Kivlehan, R/R, 6’2″, 210 lbs, 12/22/1989, Rutgers
Round #5: SS Chris Taylor, R/R, 6’0″, 170 lbs, 8/29/1990, Virginia
Round #6: SS Timmy Lopes, R/R, 5’11”, 180 lbs, 6/24/1994, CA HS
Round #7: 1B Taylor Ard, R/R, 6’1″, 235 lbs, 1/31/1990, Wazzu
Round #8: 1B Nick Halamandaris, L/L, 6’1″, 220 lbs, 1/6/1994, CA HS
Round #9: 2B Jamodrick McGruder, L/R, 5’7″, 170 lbs, 8/4/1991, Texas Tech
Round #10: RHP Grady Wood, 6’1″, 195 lbs, 5/18/1990, Western Oregon State
Round #11: 1B Kristian Brito, R/R, 6’5″, 230 lbs, 12/20/1994, Puerto Rico HS
Round #12: CF Michael Faulkner, L/L, 5’9″, 165 lbs, 12/20/1994, Arkansas State
Round #13: RHP Blake Hauser, 6’2″, 180 lbs, 4/14/1991, Virginia Commonwealth
Round #14: 2B Brock Hebert, R/R, 5’10”, 180 lbs, 5/11/1991, Southeastern Louisiana
Round #15: OF Dario Pizzano, L/R, 5’9″, 200 lbs, 4/25/1991, Columbia University

Yesterday. Yesterday was surprising! Such moves were made! Such reactions were had! But now it’s all over. The first round is over. Now we have to go on with our lives and the rest of the draft, among other things. I still have to finish a paper. The quarter schedule is soooo inconvenient. There better not be five minute gaps between rounds. I will lose it.

People were asking for names to consider in the second round. I barely know anything so I just looked up some draft boards and then started to look up information based off of what I felt interested me. This doesn’t include guys like Nick and Trey Williams (no relation) and Duane Underwood who were in first-round consideration before and dropped out due to lack of performance. You can probably find plenty of information on those guys, and there’s also a non-zero chance that the new CBA sets such players up for college careers.

Here is an incomplete list of players still available whom the Mariners may be considering/names for you to get irrationally attached to because you have heard anything about them. If I were trying to compile a complete list, I would probably die. Also, considering the sheer number of players available in the draft, if the Mariners actually selected any one of these guys, I might take up witchcraft or crystal ball reading.

SS Tanner Rahier, R/R, 6’2″, 205 lbs, 10/13/1993, California
Edit: To Reds, 78th overall

RHP/3B Carson Kelly, R/R, 6’2″, 200 lbs, 1/14/1994, Oregon
Edit: To Cardinals, 86th overall

RHP Mitch Brown, 6’2″, 210 lbs, 4/13/1994, Minnesota
Edit: To Indians, 79th overall

RHP Walker Buehler, R/R, 6’2″, 160 lbs, Kentucky
Edit: To Pirates, 436th overall

3B Rio Ruiz, L/R, 6’2″, 195 lbs, 2012
Edit: To Astros, 129th overall


55 Responses to “2012 Draft Thread: Second Through Fifteenth Round”

  1. neo-realist on June 5th, 2012 7:08 pm

    I wish the Mariners had used their second round pick on Nick Williams. I know he is high risk/ high reward, but he would have been worth the gamble if the best scenario is Darryl Strawberry 2.0 without the booze and drugs. Also this organization is seriously thin on promising outfield bats.

  2. awakeling on June 6th, 2012 12:08 am

    This doesn’t mean anything because I trust Z to pick, but I think it is interesting to see how BA had ranked our picks.

    Overall pick, name, BA rank

    64 Joe DeCarlo 287
    98 Edwin Diaz 75
    126 Tyler Pike 125
    131 Patrick Kivlehan 240
    161 Chris Taylor 142
    191 Timmy Lopes 127
    221 Taylor Ard 270
    251 Nick Halamandaris N/A
    281 Jamodrick McGruder 422
    311 Grady Wood N/A
    341 Kristian Brito 370
    371 Michael Faulkner 393
    401 Blake Hauser 149
    431 Brock Hebert 250
    461 Dario Pizzano N/A

    N/A – the ranks I found only go up to 500

  3. dc24 on June 6th, 2012 2:29 am

    Love to see Michael Faulkner from my alma mater go to the M’s!!!

  4. neo-realist on June 6th, 2012 5:45 am

    Joltin Joe DeCarlo over Nick Williams????

    A fear of paying over slot for a 2nd rounder?

  5. The Ancient Mariner on June 6th, 2012 6:35 am

    Brock Hebert looks interesting; I thought he might be Bobby Hebert’s son, though, but he isn’t.

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