Saturday, June 30, 2012

2009 Draft Preview - Ricky Romero

Ricardo Romero 
Position: Pitcher 
Bats: Right, Throws: Left 
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 220 lb. 
Born: November 6, 1984 in East Los Angeles, CA (Age 27)
High School: Roosevelt HS (Los Angeles, CA)
School: California State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 2005 amateur draft.
Signed June 16, 2005.   
Debut:  April 9, 2009

2009 Draft Preview - Andrew McCutchen

Andrew Stefan McCutchen 
Position: Centerfielder 
Bats: Right, Throws: Right 
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 185 lb.
Born: October 10, 1986 in Fort Meade, FL (Age 25)
High School: Fort Meade HS (Fort Meade, FL)
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 2005 amateur draft.
Signed June 16, 2005. 
Debut: June 4, 2009

Friday, June 29, 2012

Cameron's Grand Slam Sends Mariners to Series

The Seattle Mariners defeated the Kansas Royals 4 games to 2 in their semi-final playoff series.  A recap of the games:

KC 3, SEA 2 - Hanley Ramirez and Chipper Jones hit back-to-back homers in the bottom of the 8th off reliever Joe Nelson

KC 5, SEA 4 (12) - Hanley Ramirez hit a walk off homer in the bottom of the 12th with a towering shot to LF.  Royals leads 2 games to 0 as the series shifts to Seattle

SEA 4, KC 1 - Mike Mussina allowed 1 run in the complete game victory.  A-Rod's 3 run blast in the 6th was the deciding factor.

SEA 6, KC 4 - Mariners play for the big inning again in the 6th by putting 6 across in the frame. Jose Reyes 2 rbi double put the Mariners ahead.  Royals add 2 against the Seattle bullpen to pull it close in the end.  K-Rod loads the bases in the 9th but Chipper Jones ends the game with grounder to Jose Reyes.

SEA 10, KC 5 - Roy Oswalt continues his great postseason and loses his shutout bid in the 9th.  Mariners enter the 9th up 10-0.  Royals rally for 5 in the 9th off Dan Sarate and Oswalt but fall short.  Mariners now lead 3 games to 2 as the series heads back to Kansas City for game 6.

SEA 5, KC 2 - Mike Cameron slugs a grand slam in the top of the 9th to take a 5-2 lead and the Mariners hold on to advance to the World Series vs. the Angels.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Braves Get 2nd Pick

The number 558 was drawn which enabled the Atlanta Braves to get the second pick in the 2009 Draft.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Phillies Nab First Pick

The number 905 was magic in Philadelphia as the Phillies vaulted all the way from the 7th position to having the first pick in the 2009 draft.  Congrats!

Friday, June 08, 2012

2009 Draft Lottery Info

We will be conducting our draft lottery on Wednesday, June 13th and Thursday, June 14th.....

The “Pennsylvania Daily Number Evening” lottery ( on subsequent nights (7PM EST) will be used to decide who gets the #1 and #2 picks in the first round only. If the second pick yields the same result as the first night, then a third night’s lottery drawing will be used. The remaining 10 teams will draft in reverse order of record. So, the team with the poorest record can do no worst than pick third in the first round.

2009 Lottery Drawing Chances:

000 to 249 – Washington (53-109)

250 to 449 – Houston (55-107)

450 to 604 – Atlanta (58-104)

605 to 724 – New York (65-97)

725 to 814 – Florida (67-95)

815 to 879 – Boston (68-94)

880 to 924 – Philadelphia (70-92)

925 to 954 – San Francisco (74-88)

955 to 974 – Minnesota (76-86)

975 to 986 – Chicago (82-80)

987 to 994 – Cleveland (87-75)

995 to 999 – Toronto (89-73)

(Click here for a history of previous lottery numbers selected.)