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2014 Draft recap

2014 Draft recap
Bradley Zimmer (Photo: SFGate.com)
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Here is the rundown with everything you need to know about each of the Indians' 42 selections in the 2014 MLB Draft. To see information, capsules, scouting reports, video, and so on for each player, just click on their name below.

These capsules are free and a premium membership is not required.  Please note, several premium capsules on players will be posted over the next several weeks that have much more detailed information than what is provided in their linked draft capsule.

The final tally for the 42 picks is as follows: 15 right-handed pitchers, 4 left-handed pitchers, 8 outfielders, 4 third basemen, 4 catchers, 3 shortstops, 2 second basemen and 2 first basemen. Also, 27 are college players and 15 are out of high school.

As I get information on signings, I will be providing updates in separate postings. Unofficial information will be premium only, but official releases from the team announcing signings will be posted site wide.

This 2014 Draft page will be listed for easy reference under the "Draft" tab at the top of the page (below the site logo/header).  For the next two months I will also have a banner on the right side of the page to click on for easy reference.

Note: bold means they have officially signed.

Round Player Pos School DOB Ht Wt B T
1 Bradley Zimmer OF University of San Francisco 11/27/1992 6'5" 205 L R
1CA Justus Sheffield LHP Tullahoma HS (TN) 5/13/1996 5'10" 196 L L
1CB Mike Papi OF University of Virginia 9/19/1992 6'3" 195 L R
2 Grant Hockin RHP Damien HS (CA) 3/5/1996 6'3" 195 R R
3 Bobby Bradley 1B Harrison Central HS (MS) 5/29/1996 6'1" 225 L R
4 Sam Hentges LHP Mounds View HS (MN) 7/18/1996 6'6" 235 L L
5 Julian Merryweather RHP Oklahoma Baptist University 10/14/1991 6'4" 200 R R
6 Gregory Allen CF San Diego St University 3/15/1993 6'4" 170 S R
7 Simeon Lucas CA Grant Community HS (IL) 2/7/1996 6'2" 195 L R
8 Micah Miniard RHP Boyle County HS (KY) 4/12/1996 6'7" 195 R R
9 Alexis Pantoja SS Puerto Rico Baseball Academy 1/18/1996 5'11" 150 S R
10 Steven Patterson 2B University of California-Davis 8/3/1992 5'9" 205 L R
11 Jared Robinson RHP Cerritos College (CA) 11/20/1994 6'0" 190 R R
12 Jordan Dunatov RHP Univeristy of Nevada-Reno 10/20/1992 6'5" 200 R R
13 Austin Fisher SS Kansas State University 1/8/1993 6'1" 195 L R
14 Grayson Jones RHP Shelton State CC (AL) 8/22/1994 6'1" 205 R R
15 Luke Eubank RHP Oxnard College (CA) 2/24/1994 6'0" 180 R R
16 J.P. Feyereisen RHP University of Wisconsin - SP 2/7/1993 6'2" 215 R R
17 Cameron Hill RHP Redlands CC (OK) 5/24/1994 6'1" 185 R R
18 Taylor Murphy OF Univerisy of the Pacific (CA) 11/3/1992 6'1" 185 L R
19 Argenis Angulo RHP Ranger College (TX) 2/26/1994 6'3" 220 R R
20 Gian Paul Gonzalez CA Discipulos De Cristo HS (PR) 1/11/1996 6'0" 185 R R
21 Bobby Ison OF Charleston Southern U 7/5/1993 5'8" 170 L L
22 Jordan Carter RHP Saint Joseph's University (PA) 9/29/1991 6'4" 195 R R
23 David Armendariz OF Cal Poly Pomona University 8/22/1991 6'1" 215 R R
24 Jodd Carter CF Hilo HS (HI) 7/20/1996 5'10" 170 R R
25 Kainoa Harrison CA Punahou HS (HI) 8/11/1996 5'11" 180 R R
26 Reese Cooley OF Fleming Island HS (FL) 12/8/1995 6'2" 197 R R
27 David Speer LHP Columbia University (NY) 8/14/1992 6'1" 185 L L
28 Nathan Winfrey 3B Maplewoods CC (MO) 9/24/1994 6'2" 205 R R
29 Drake Roberts 2B St. Mary's University (TX) 1/6/1992 5'9" 160 S R
30 Nick Hynes RHP Riverside CC (CA) 11/15/1993 6'4" 230 R R
31 Dominic DeMasi RHP Valdosta St. University 2/23/1993 6'3" 190 R R
32 Jared West LHP University of Houston 6/8/1993 6'6" 220 R L
33 Peter Dolan 3B Gilmour Academy HS (OH) 10/6/1995 5'11" 180 R R
34 Cody Callaway 3B Midview High School (OH) 4/26/1995 6'3" 195 R R
35 Joseph Dunand 3B Gulliver Prep HS (FL) 9/20/1995 6'3" 190 R R
36 Max Bartlett SS Gulf Coast State College (FL) 1/14/1995 5'11" 165 R R
37 Juan Gomes CA Odessa College (TX) 12/25/1991 6'2" 185 R R
38 Cody Jones CF Texas Christian University 5/25/1993 5'11" 175 S R
39 Jake Morton RHP Oakland University (MI) 4/3/1992 6'1" 200 R R
40 Ryan Ryder RHP North Mecklenburg HS (NC) 5/11/1995 6'2" 205 R R

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User Comments

Tony
July 3, 2014 - 3:28 PM EDT
Yep, Papi signed on Tuesday.....Indians officially released the signing today. Jones is not expected to be signed.
richard
July 3, 2014 - 3:09 PM EDT
Tony, Has Papi signed yet. Did Grayson Jones sign.
Walter
June 17, 2014 - 2:34 PM EDT
Zimmer and Manziel sign on the same day in Cleveland. Good day for Cleveland sports fans.
Tony
June 17, 2014 - 10:33 AM EDT
Yes, I talked to Murphy last week and he said he signed, but I don't have him listed as signed yet since nothing has been officially released from the team.
Walter
June 17, 2014 - 10:30 AM EDT
Tony

On the Indians web site they show that there 18th pick Taylor Murphy as signed. Is he signed?
Tony
June 16, 2014 - 11:21 AM EDT
Yep, was delayed in updating due to other commitments over the weekend. All updated now.
Walter
June 13, 2014 - 9:20 PM EDT
@ Norm & Rowdy

Tony in June 12th signing update mentioned he was going to be in Columbus this weekend. Might not be able to update until Monday.
Norm
June 13, 2014 - 4:34 PM EDT
Agree with Rowdy. The site differs significantly with the Indians.com report on signed players, including a top 10.










@RowdyTribe
June 12, 2014 - 6:19 PM EDT
This needs to be updated to show who has signed
Homer
June 11, 2014 - 2:23 PM EDT
Tondo,

You called the David Speer pick, I think he's a future LOOGY. Solid pick, I think he could be fringe major leaguer.
anonymous
June 10, 2014 - 9:50 PM EDT
Great job with the draft coverage! I am also disappointed with the Indians nepotism, however. Obviously, because other teams do it it does not justify the picks. It does not make sense that if you work for a MLB team that your son will be drafted because you are a good empoyee. The Indians whine that they are held to a higher standard than the other teams but with the draft they are not. With their poor draft performance and the nepotism picks they have to be happy about that.
Daingean
June 10, 2014 - 7:37 PM EDT
The Indians aren't the only team that drafts nepotism. The Braves have drafted in the past Jon Shuerholz, Frank Wren's son andBrian Snitker's son as well as Kimbrel's brother. Now I know the Wren kid is a decent ball player (some of the others may be as well).
Matt
June 10, 2014 - 1:21 PM EDT
The last few years in particularly, the Indians have made a mockery of picks 34-40 by making nepotism picks such as Nick Hamilton, Dolan and this Bartlett kid. Being a former minor league player myself, this is the biggest slap in the face to all the guys working hard to get the honor of being drafted. Clearly these 3 guys awful (Nick Hamilton is late 20's and still in extended spring training) and could have easily just signed as free agents after the draft as no other team wanted them. Then again, we had to watch Mirabelli completely whiff on picks for years and as punishment he gets promoted to VP?
Tondo
June 10, 2014 - 9:12 AM EDT
First thing jumping out looking at the list, is that 7 of the top 11 picks are HS specs born in 1996. Lots of gambles on 17/18yo kids, especially pitchers, who probably won't join a full season team until 2016, so they really have to like the depth of arms they already have.
They mixed it up with 3 bats that should move quickly and help out in A-ball where a lot of bats (esp Latin) are busting right now.

While I would have liked at least 1 or 2 College pitchers in the top rounds, I still do like this draft a lot, especially the Sheffield, Papi and Bradley selections, who were among my favs in the top 100.

On day 3, Eubanks was a good pick, hope he signs. Same with Bobby Ison. If they can sign 3 of Robinson, G.Jones, Eubank and Ison, that would be very strong.

And watch out for the Ivy league selection. David Speer dominated in College and was good in the Cape. He will perform and surprise early on at least, with a LOOGY role later on..
Homer
June 10, 2014 - 7:01 AM EDT
These top ten guys have indicated a willingness to sign. Ross Kivett changed his mind / try to leverage another season (with no leverage), whatever you want to call it. After getting burned last yr, I'm sure they know pretty well they will get these guys signed. My biggest concern is Sam Hentges, he's an Arkansas commit, and it's probably going to take 4yrs of tuition and an overslot deal to get him signed. I think he's worth the gamble. Btw, Bobby Bradley said, (at mlb.com) the Indians GAVE him first two rd money, obviously an overslot deal.

Haven't heard dollar amount yet, but I'm guessing Patterson signs for $2,500-$5,000 and Mayweather gets $5,000-$10,000 combined they might save the Indians as much as $500K.
They'll need it to sign some of these other guys who likely get overslot.

The Tribe might be willing incur cash penalties to get some of these guys signed. From my understanding the Tribe did incur cash penalties on the international mkt by exceeding their signing pool. If the Tribe did, they could spend about $400K without losing a draft pk.
Ryan
June 10, 2014 - 2:30 AM EDT
Sheffield did not officially sign? And how much did the two you have officially signed sign at? Did the team save money for those high schoolers? And no official word on Bradley? LSU thinks he is gone.
yourtribe
June 9, 2014 - 11:45 PM EDT
Agree. Great job on the draft. It was overlooked for too long.
Just a great site period.
Tony
June 9, 2014 - 11:21 PM EDT
Love guys who put up great at bats.....so hopefully Papi carries it over to the pros.
Rockt55
June 9, 2014 - 11:20 PM EDT
In the Super Regional, 3 games vs Maryland, our guy Mike Papi finished 7-13 with 3 RBI, 1 BB, 0 K's.
Walter
June 9, 2014 - 10:50 PM EDT
With Patterson and Feyereisen signing tonight, are they bound to MHV since they college preps?

Tony
June 9, 2014 - 10:45 PM EDT
Thanks Joe
Canadian Joe
June 9, 2014 - 10:23 PM EDT
Looks to me like one of their better drafts in recent years. Response from other sites rate the Indians draft as being very good. Now they have to sign all they can.
Good job Tony by you and your team. A lot of great information for us fans that do not really follow the college and high school scene closely.
yourtribe
June 9, 2014 - 10:14 PM EDT
Matt, that's funny. And sadly some truth to it.
yourtribe
June 9, 2014 - 10:13 PM EDT
Tony, if many of the last rounds are basically a farce, any call to cut the draft down again to 25 to 30 rounds. I know it used to be 60 or so rounds.

And get Lonnie's bust in upstate NY ready!!! Unreal! Forget .380, I'll take a career .280 !!!
matt underwood
June 9, 2014 - 9:23 PM EDT
for the past 15+ years, mirabelli and company would have been better served passing on all of their picks as opposed to actually selecting players and wasting resources (time & money).
Tony
June 9, 2014 - 8:26 PM EDT
Again, teams do it all the time. They know they are only going to sign 25-28 of their picks and that 12-15 of them won't be signed. So that's why you see those unsignable later round selections made just to get to know the guy a little and lots of token throw away picks on guys that are not signing and are the son of someone involved in baseball.
Yourtribe
June 9, 2014 - 8:23 PM EDT
Tony, what is the point?

Do your homework and maybe you get lucky once in a while. Otherwise just pass on the pick.
Tony
June 9, 2014 - 8:17 PM EDT
Teams waste lots of picks. Probably 8-10 picks the Indians threw away as guys they know they won't sign and/or were just token picks.
yourtribe
June 9, 2014 - 6:57 PM EDT
Why waste a pick? Don't get it?
And he wants to go to scum?
will Frady
June 9, 2014 - 6:41 PM EDT
Peter Dolan probably the only player the Indians will over spend on

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