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1945 BVL Draft

Monarchs win arms race with Hendricks, Hill

 
Finishing in the Amercan basement in five of the previous six seasons weighed on owner Andrew Villalba Sr.'s broad shoulders. Poised to make a challenge at last -- with four first-round picks, two in the second and three more in the third -- greatly improved spirits in Monarch Nation. With starting pitching one of its few strong suits, how to improve Toronto cameß easy to answer. "Pitching and more pitching," said the Monarch maven. "And more pitching than that."

The selection of Kyle Hendricks and Rich Hill was no surprise. And it meant facing the Monarchs would no longer be a picnic in the park. "In every game they will have a starter on the mound that will give them a chance to win," said scribe Slick Rhodes. "They will improve for sure."

Other notes:

• All 90 selections are made; 10 (11%) are Single A eligible.
• 6 of the 10 Single A players go to Banksville, the Single A leader for the second straight year.
• Brick Church snags Cody Bellinger in the fifth round.
• Banksville first-rounder Andrew Benintendi starts his career at AA.
• Laughed two years ago, Brooklyn glows for the arrival of Rafael Beavers in 1947.
• Matt Bowman was the last player drafted -- a poor selection to last year (Gary Sanchez).

Dated October 16
 

 
ROUND 1         ROUND 6      
pick player, pos s club from   pick player, pos s club from
1
Kyle Hendricks, sp 3 TOR BKL  
46
Chase d'Arnaud, 3b 1 BKL  
2
Rich Hill, sp 3 TOR    
47
Brad Miller, ss 1 TOR  
3
Wilson Contreras, c 3 NEG    
48
Sean Rodriguez, 1b 1 NEG  
4
Andrew Benintendi, of * 3 BAN    
49
Brad Hand, rp 1 BAN  
5
Sandy Leon, c 3 LES    
50
Ervin Santana, sp 1 LES  
6
Aaron Sanchez, sp 3 HOM    
51
Ichiro Suzuki, of 1 HOM  
7
Mark Trumbo, 1b 3 TOR BC  
52
Boone Logan, rp 1 BC  
8
Dan Otero, rp 3 TOR IND  
53
Dan Jennings, rp 1 IND  
9
Michael Fulmer, sp 3 NEG NY  
54
Derek Law, rp 1 NY  
ROUND 2         ROUND 7      
pick player, pos s club from   pick player, pos s club from
10
Cam Bedrosian, rp 2 BKL    
55
Travis Wood, rp 1 BKL  
11
Jarrod Dyson, of 2 TOR    
56
Jerad Eickhoff, sp 1 NY TOR
12
Seung Hwan Oh, rp 2 NEG    
57
Brandon Drury, 1b 1 NEG  
13
Jake Lamb, 3b 2 BAN    
58
Nick Senzel, 3b # 1 BAN  
14
Nate Jones, rp 2 LES    
59
Hector Neris, rp 1 LES  
15
Alex Colome, rp 2 HOM    
60
Kendall Graveman, sp 1 HOM  
16
Jameson Taillon, sp 2 BC    
61
Avisail Garcia, of -a 1 BC  
17
Junior Guerra, sp 2 IND    
62
Tony Barnette, rp 1 IND  
18
Tyler Thornburg, rp 2 TOR NY  
63
J.A. Happ, sp 1 NY  
ROUND 3         ROUND 8      
pick player, pos s club from   pick player, pos s club from
19
Rick Porcello, sp - fa 2 IND BKL  
64
Javier Baez, 2b 1 BKL  
20
Joe Blanton, rp 2 LES TOR  
65
George Kontos, rp 1 TOR  
21
Chris Devenski, rp 2 NEG    
66
Kyle Barraclough, rp 1 NEG  
22
Gleyber Torres, ss # 2 BAN    
67
Amed Rosario, ss # 1 BAN  
23
Jonathan Villar, 2b 2 LES    
68
Jake Diekman, rp 1 LES  
24
Jose Ramirez, 3b 2 HOM    
69
Odubel Herrera, of 1 HOM  
25
Mike Montgomery, rp 2 TOR BC  
70
Eric Thames, of # 1 BC  
26
Khris Davis, of 2 TOR IND  
71
Tyler Flowers, c 1 IND  
27
Paulo Orlando, of - fa 2 TOR NY  
72
Steve Pearce, 1b 1 NY  
ROUND 4         ROUND 9      
pick player, pos s club from   pick player, pos s club from
28
Aledmy Diaz, ss 2 BKL    
73
Starling Castro, ss 1 BKL  
29
Adam Duvall, of 2 TOR    
74
Tyler Naquin, of 1 TOR  
30
Eduardo Nunez, 3b - fa 2 BKL NE,NY  
75
Aaron Hicks, of 1 NEG  
31
Ryan Dull, rp 2 BAN    
76
Josh Bell, 1b # 1 BAN  
32
Steven Wright, sp 2 LES    
77
Ryan Healy, 3b 1 LES  
33
David Dahl, of * 2 HOM    
78
Max Kepler, of 1 HOM  
34
Travis Shaw, 3b - fa 2 BAN BC  
79
Jurickson Profar, 3b 1 BC  
35
Matt Belisle, rp 2 IND    
80
David Phelps, rp 1 IND  
36
Brad Brach, rp - fa 2 BKL NY  
81
Miguel Gonzalez, sp 1 NY  
ROUND 5 ROUND 10      
pick player, pos s club from   pick player, pos s club from
37
Nick Ahmed, ss 2 BKL    
82
Mitch Moreland, 1b 1 BKL  
38
Trevor Cahill, rp 2 TOR    
83
Tucker Barnhart, c 1 TOR  
39
Dylan Dundy, sp 2 NEG    
84
Cheslor Cuthbert, 3b 1 NEG  
40
Christian Arroyo, 3b # 2 BAN    
85
Manuel Margot, of # 1 BAN  
41
Matt Bush, rp 2 LES    
86
Jedd Gyorko, 2b 1 LES  
42
Edwin Diaz, rp 2 HOM    
87
Michael Kopech, sp # 1 HOM  
43
Cody Bellinger, of # 2 BC    
88
Hunter Renfoe, of # 1 BC  
44
Leony Martin, of 2 TOR IND  
89
Kurt Suzuki, c 1 IND  
45
Ryan Buchter, rp 2 NY    
90
Matt Bowman, rp 1 NY  
 
  KEY                  
  a - Player drafted after being cut: 1                  
  b - Minor League Free Agent: 0                  
  * - AA player: 2                  
  # - A player: 10                  
  fa - Free agent compensation: 5                  
  x - declared a free agent: 0                  


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