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1949 BVL Draft

Bip’s Lament and tales of No. 1 picks past

 
All eyes were fixed on Bip Roberts before the start of the draft for he owned the first overall pick. Such decisions for the Bipster have not been easy or without cost. In 1934, Bip arrived in Staten Island early with the No. 1 pick but was forced to sit and watch and drink (beers) as 150 players were cut. His moment arrived at last. “Chase Utley,” cried Bip. And then he dashed to the men’s room like he was trying to steal home plate. He was not seen until the 5th round.

That was the last time that player cuts were announced at the owners meeting.

Fortunately for Bip, LES Nation kindly recalls the Utley pick for the stud would lead them to the World Series two years later. But not so of their next No. 1 pick, in 1940, when Bip selected starter Doug Fister. “To be fair, Fister was 27 and had a career year,” notes BVL scribe Slick Rhodes. “But his promise faded fast.” Pause. “At least he didn’t pick Jeff Francoeur!”

Yu Darvish, Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer were some of the talented starters drafted in 1940.

With pitching a priority, Bip selected starter Dinelson Lamet with the first pick. LES Nation breathed a sigh of relief.In Brooklyn, hopes are very high this season, almost giddy. With the No. 2, the Bruisers selected starter Corbin Burnes. The righty became part of a talented staff with Clayton Kershaw and Yu Darvish. They will go as far as this trio can take them.

Toronto, without any hesitation, got Charlie Hayes’ boy, Ke’Bryan Hayes, at No. 3.

Other draft notes:

* New York drafted the first prospect, Bobby Witt Jr., in Round 4. The clubs drafted 12 others.

* New England waited until Round 6 to make its first pick, starter Zach Davies.

* The Brick Church selection of 1B Jared Walsh in Round 2 annoyed Knights ownership.

* Rebuilding a career is Banksville’s intention. They drafted Nicholas Castellanos in Round 9.

* Randy Arozarena, at No. 18, already has 5 fan clubs in NYC.

* Homestead brass are hopeful the promise of Julio Urias, No. 47, will reveal itself this time.

* Carlos Rondon was the last player selected, by Brick Church.

Dated July 8
 

 
ROUND 1
 
ROUND 9
pick
player pos s club from  
pick
player pos s club from
1
Dinelson Lamet (+1) SP 3 les    
81
Kyle Zimmer (+1) RP 1 les  
2
Corbin Burnes (+1) SP 3 bklyn    
82
Cedric Mullins OF 1 bklyn  
3
Ke'Bryan Hayes 3B 3 monarchs    
83
Austin Romine C - a 1 monarchs  
4
Brandon Belt 1B 3 cubes    
84
Clint Frazier 3B 1 cubes  
5
Alec Bohm 1B 3 greys BCF  
85
Garrett Cooper 1B 1 bc  
6
Tony Gonsolin (+1) S/R 3 dogs NYK  
86
Alex Dickerson OF 1 knights  
7
Devin Williams (+1) RP 3 greys    
87
Chance Sisco C 1 greys  
8
Trent Grisham CF 3 nyc    
88
Ty France 2B 1 nyc  
9
Chris Martin RP 3 dogs    
89
Nichlas Castellanos OF - a 1 dogs  
10
Kyle Lewis CF 3 knights NE/BK  
90
Delino DeShields CF 1 hawks  
         
       
ROUND 2
 
ROUND 10
pick
player pos s club from  
pick
player pos s club from
11
Dylan Bundy (+1) SP 2 les    
91
A.J. Minter (+1) RP 1 les  
12
Nick Anderson (+4) RP 2 bklyn    
92
JaCoby Jones CF 1 bklyn  
13
AJ Pollock LF - b 2 monarchs    
93
Tommy La Stella 2B 1 monarchs  
14
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 3B 2 cubes    
94
Brandon Crawford SS 1 cubes  
15
Jared Walsh 1B 2 bc    
95
Steven Matz SP * - a 1 bc  
16
Jake Cronenworth INF 2 dogs NYK  
96
Mark Melancon (+1) RP 1 knights  
17
Cristian Javier (+1) SP 2 greys    
97
Luis Patino SP # 1 greys  
18
Randy Arozarena RF * 2 nyc    
98
Freddy Peralta (+1) RP 1 nyc  
19
Dominic Smith 1B 2 dogs    
99
Matt Foster (+1)/#O RP 1 dogs  
20
Victor Gonzalez (+1) RP 2 bc NEG  
100
John Curtis (+1)/#O RP 1 hawks  
         
       
ROUND 3
 
ROUND 11
pick
player pos s club from  
pick
player pos s club from
21
Shawn Armstrong (+4) RP 2 les    
101
Adam Wainwright (+1) SP 1 les  
22
Willi Castro SS - fa 2 dogs BKL  
102
Yandy Diaz 1B 1 bklyn  
23
Darren O'Day (+1) RP - fa 2 Bc TOR  
103
Rowdy Tellez 1B 1 monarchs  
24
Trevor Rosenthal (+1) RP 2 cubes    
104
Antonio Senztla@ (+1) SP 1 cubes  
25
Mike Brosseau 2B 2 bc    
105
Mathew Boyd (+1) SP - a 1 bc  
26
Aaron CivaleĽ (+1) SP 2 knights    
106
James Karinchak (+1) 1 knights  
27
Ryan McMahon INF - fa 2 nyc HOM  
107
Jasson Dominguez OF # 1 greys  
28
Pablo Lopez (+1) SP 2 nyc    
108
Marco Luciano SS # 1 nyc  
29
Adam Kolarek (+1) RP 2 dogs    
109
Tony Watson (+1) RP 1 dogs  
30
Codi Heuer (+1) RP 2 bc NEG  
110
Michael Perez C 1 hawks  
         
       
ROUND 4
 
ROUND 12
pick
player pos s club from  
pick
player pos s club from
31
Mike Mayers (+1) RP 2 les    
111
Pat Valaika OF 1 les  
32
Taijuan Walker (+1) SP 2 bklyn    
112
Nolan Jones 3B # 1 bklyn  
33
Adam Engel OF - fa 2 bc TOR  
113
Orlando Arcia SS 1 monarchs  
34
Erick Fedde (+!) S/R 2 cubes    
114
Leody Taveras CF 1 cubes  
35
Jeimer Candelario 3B 2 bc    
115
Framber Valdez (+1) SP 1 bc  
36
Bobby Witt Jr. SS # 2 knights    
116
Jazz Chisholm 2B * 1 knights  
37
Tanner Scott (+1) RP 2 bklyn HOM  
117
Luis V. Garcia 2B 1 greys  
38
Tyler Mahle(+1) SP 2 nyc    
118
Jeter Downs SS # 1 nyc  
39
Austin Slater OF 2 dogs    
119
Victor Robles OF - a 1 dogs  
40
Yimi Garcia (+4) RP 2 bklyn NEG  
120
Michael Taylor CF 1 hawks  
         
       
ROUND 5
 
ROUND 13
pick
player pos s club from  
pick
player pos s club from
41
Ryan Mountcastle OF 2 les    
121
Thomas Hatch (+1) RP 1 les  
42
Manuel Margot CF 2 bklyn    
122
Vidal Brujan 2B # 1 bklyn  
43
Jake Diekman (+1) RP 2 monarchs    
123
NP   monarchs  
44
Jeremy Jeffress (+1) RP 2 cubes    
124
NP   cubes  
45
James Hoyt (+1) RP 2 bc    
125
Jorge Valera OF # 1 bc  
46
Kevin Gausman (+1) S/R 2 knights    
126
Kohei Arihara SP # 1 knights  
47
Julio Urias (+1) SP 2 greys    
127
Trevor Rogers SP * 1 greys  
48
Jacob Stallings C 2 nyc    
128
NP   nyc  
49
Curt Casali C 2 dogs    
129
NP   dogs  
50
Caleb Thielbar (+1) RP - fa 2 Dogs NEG  
130
Triston McKenzie SP * 1 hawks  
         
       
ROUND 6
 
ROUND 14
pick
player pos s club from  
pick
player pos s club from
51
Donovan Solano 2B 1 les    
131
Ollie Perez (+1) RP 1 les  
52
Jesse Hahn (+1) RP 1 bklyn    
132
NP   bklyn  
53
Andre Scrubb (+1) RP 1 monarchs    
133
NP   monarchs  
54
Jurickson Profar 2B 1 cubes    
134
NP   cubes  
55
Huascar Ynoa SP * 1 bc    
135
Yermin Mercedes OF # 1 bc  
56
David Peterson (+1) S/R 1 knights    
136
Tyler Rogers (+1) RP 1 knights  
57
Bobby Dalbec 1B 1 greys    
137
NP   greys  
58
Kwang Hyun Kim (+1) S/R 1 nyc    
138
NP   nyc  
59
Nick Madrigal 2B 1 dogs    
139
NP   dogs  
60
Zach Davies (+1) SP 1 hawks    
140
Akil Baddoo OF # 1 hawks  
         
       
ROUND 7
 
ROUND 15
pick
player pos s club from  
pick
player pos s club from
61
Austin Barnes C 1 les    
141
NP   les  
62
Tejay Antone (+1)/#O RP 1 bklyn    
142
NP   bklyn  
63
A.J. Cole (+1) RP 1 monarchs    
143
NP   monarchs  
64
Rafael Dolis (+1) RP 1 cubes    
144
NP   cubes  
65
Evan Marshal (+1) RP 1 bc    
145
Carlos Rodon SP * 1 bc  
66
Marco Gonzales (+1) SP 1 knights    
146
NP   knights  
67
Nathan Eovaldi (+2) SP 1 greys    
147
NP   greys  
68
Daulton Varsho C 1 nyc    
148
NP   nyc  
69
C.J. Abrams SS # 1 dogs    
149
NP   dogs  
70
Drew Pomeranz (+1) RP 1 hawks    
150
NP   hawks  
         
       
ROUND 8
 
       
pick
player pos s club from  
KEY
a - Player drafted after being cut: 5
b - Minor League Free Agent: 1
* - AA player: 5
# - A player: 13
#O - Opener starter: 4
@ - Throws on 3 days of rest: 1
fa - Free agent compensation: 5
71
Dylan Moore OF 1 les    
72
Austin Gomber (+1)/#O RP 1 bklyn    
73
Tanner Rainey (+4) RP 1 monarchs    
74
Andres Gimenez SS 1 cubes    
75
Tyler Matzek (+1) RP 1 bc    
76
Jake McGee (+1) RP 1 knights    
77
Zach Eflin (+1) SP 1 greys    
78
Logan Gilbert SP # 1 nyc    
79
Steven Brault (+1) SP 1 dogs    
80
Jordan Romano (+4) RP 1 hawks    


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