In the 23rd round, the Cleveland Indians select: LHP Daniel Jimenez - John A LOgan College (IL), 6'2" 205 lbs, DOB 09/23/1989.
UPDATE (5:55 PM EST): Jeff Ellis
Danny Jiminez is a left handed pitcher out of John A Logan CC. He was rated the 9th best prospect in Illinois by Baseball America. He is a left handed freshman according to his college. This is curious to me as freshmen aren
In the 22nd round, the Cleveland Indians select: RHP Kenneth Kelly - Yavapai College, 6'2" 190 lbs, DOB 10/14/1988.
UPDATE (5:43 PM EST): Jeff Ellis
Kenneth Kelley - he actually goes by Merrill - is a right handed pitcher out of Yavapai college. He is committed to go to Arizona State next year. He was ranked 21st in the state of Arizona by Baseball America. He carved up the players he...
In the 21st round, the Cleveland Indians select: CF Jeff Rowland - Georgia Tech, 5'10" 185 lbs.
UPDATE (5:41 PM EST): Jeff Ellis
Jeff Rowland is a risk pick out of Georgia Tech. He is a draft eligible sophomore, who was rated the 13th best prospect in the state of Georgia. Rowland is a good defender with good range, but lacks a good arm so he is strictly a center fielder. He has good...
In the 20th round, the Cleveland Indians select: RHP Kyle Smith - Kent State Universoty, 6'6".
(Yes, they took two Kyle Smith's today....the earlier one was a shortstop in the 14th round out of Cal Poly)
UPDATE (5:36 PM EST): Jeff Ellis
Kyle Smith is a right handed pitcher from Kent St. He is a big pitcher at 6
In the 19th round, the Cleveland Indians select: LHP Nicholas Kirk - University of Northern Iowa, 6'0" 195 lbs.
UPDATE (5:27 PM EST): Jeff Ellis
Nick Kirk is a very signable left hander from Northern Iowa. He is the rare college senior, and the reason he had to return for his senior year was an injury that affected his pitching his junior year. He was rated the 4th best player in the...
In the 18th round, the Cleveland Indians select: C Dwight Childs - University of Arizona, 6"2" 150 lbs.
UPDATE (5:11 PM EST): Jeff Ellis
Dwight Childs is an excellent defensive catcher from Arizona. Yes, once again the Indians mined the state of Arizona for talent this draft. He was the 34th ranked player in the state of Arizona by Baseball America. He played on the 2005 USA baseball...
In the 17th round, the Cleveland Indians select: CF Casey Frawley - Stetson University, 5"10" 170 lbs.
UPDATE (5:06 PM EST): Jeff Ellis
Casey Frawley was drafted by the Indians as a CF. In college he played SS/2B for Stetson college. He has good bat speed and a line drive stroke. Solid defender both in the OF and IF, where he has displayed a good arm and quick feet. He seems like the...
In the 16th round, the Cleveland Indians select: RHP Joseph Dickerson - Nicholls St..
6"2" 215 lbs.
UPDATE (3:00PM): Jeff Ellis
Joseph Dickerson is a RHP pitcher from Nicholls St. University. He was rated the 30th best prospect in the state of Louisiana by Baseball America. He has been the closer for the Colonel’s the past 2 years. Another pen arm in this draft for the Tribe....
In the 15th round, the Cleveland Indians select: LHP Michael Rayl - Palm Beach CC.
6"3" 185 lbs.
UPDATED (2:41PM): Jeff Ellis
Michael Rayl is a left handed pitcher out of Palm Beach CC. He is rated 30th by BA in the state of Florida. One of the top Juco arms in the state of Florida and is currently set to attend Florida in the fall. One of his bigger issues has been a dip in velocity...
In the 14th round, the Cleveland Indians select: SS Kyle Smith - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. 6'1" 185lbs
UPDATE (06/11/2009 10:10 AM EST): Dennis Nosco
Kyle Smith video
Kyle Smith bio
Kyle Smith stats
Cal Poly draft article
Updated (2:52 PM) : Jeff Ellis
Kyle Smith has been the starting SS for Cal Poly since he was a true freshman. He has shown solid...
In the 13th round, the Cleveland Indians select: RHP Jeremy Johnson - Washington St.
5'11" 185 lbs.
UPDATE (2:23 PM EST): Jeff Ellis
Jeremy Johnson is a right handed junior at Washington State University. He is a redshirt junior after sitting out 2008 with an injury. He has worked primarily out of the pen for the Cougars. He had a good junior year and was named to the college...
In the 12th round, the Cleveland Indians select: RHP Joseph Colon - Huertas Junior college 6'2" 200 lbs. 6'0" 167lbs
UPDATE (2:08 PM EST): Jeff Ellis
Joseph Colon was undrafted last year as a third baseman out of Puerto Rico. Baseball America rated him the 9th best prospect in Puerto Rico. He switched to the mound and it turned out he had a low 90
In the 11th round, the Cleveland Indians select: LHP Kirk Wetmore - Bellevue (WA) CC
6'2" 205 lbs
UPDATE (2:09 PM EST): Dennis Nosco
Wetmore 2009 stats
6'2" 205' from Bellevue (WA) CC. He originally was at the University of Washington where he pitched sparingly in 2008:
In the 10th round, the Cleveland Indians select: RHP Brett Brach - Monmouth University
6'3" 185 lbs.
UPDATE (1:45 PM EST): Dennis Nosco
He was rated the 15th player in the state of New Jersey by Baseball America with only the top 5 making BA's top 200 prospect list.
Brett Brach bio
Brett Brach 2009 stats
Commentary: He had a start on a big stage at the NCAA...
In the 9th round, the Cleveland Indians select: RHP Preston Guilmet - Arizona
6'2" 200 lbs.
UPDATE (06/11/2009 10:09 AM EST): Dennis Nosco
UPDATE (1:52 PM EST): Jeff Ellis
Preston Guilmet is a right handed senior from Arizona. The Indians seem to be loving the state of Arizona as 1/3 of their picks are from there. Last year Guilmet was a 2nd round...
In the eighth round, the Cleveland Indians select: RHP Cory Burns - Arizona
6'1" 195 lbs.
UPDATE (06/11/2009 10:07 AM EST): Dennis Nosco
UPDATE (1:17 PM EST): Jeff Ellis
Cory Burns is a right handed senior from Arizona. He was ranked 37th in the state of Arizona. He changed his approach to pitching this season. Until this year had had been over...
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