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1951 BVL Draft

deGrom deal results in Foys No. 1 prize, Harris

 
Despite Mr. Adam Goldberg’s annual declaration that the draft is the worst he has ever seen, 134 players, many with talents to benefit a club, were selected into the BVL. “He cracks me up,” said Brick Church boss Jesus Diaz. “My calendar is marked when he’s going to say that.” Pause. “The Knights would be thrilled to own a No. 1 pick--like we are!”

The Foys used the first overall pick--originally New England property--to draft OF Michael Harris. The Foys gained the Hawks No. 1 in the Jacob deGrom deal made three years ago.

Hopeful that they are on the right road and not lost, Toronto improved themselves with lefty Nestor Cortes. “Monarchs haven’t been given the proper credit for the recent talent they have acquired,” said scribe Slick Rhodes. “They added a top dog to their rotation, in Cortes, with their #2; a slugging catcher, William Contreras, with their #5; a top closer, Alexis Diaz, #12; and a Gold Glove shortstop, Nico Hoerner, #20, to last year’s talent. Ignore this club at your peril.”

Banksville cashed in their three first-round picks for starter Luis Severino, #3; reliever Ryan Helsley, #9; and prospect Gunner Henderson, #10.

The other first-round selections: OF Jordan Walker, #4 (Brick Church); 1B Christian Walker, #6 (LES); C Alejandro Kirk, #7 (Homestead); and 2B Brendan Donovan, #8 (New York City).

Notes from the draft:

* Of the 134 players chosen, 66 (26 starters and 40 relievers) were pitchers (49.3%); 36 were position players (26.8%); and 32 were ineligible players (23.9%).

* Simonds Watch: After New York selected Ronny Mauricio, Brooklyn boss declared he’s a Bulldog, confusing Mauricio with Ron Marinaccio, who was drafted earlier. Classic SW!

* It took a while to find Carlos Santana, who was found in the Bum Players Pile of cards.

* Sam Moll was selected while Mr. Charles was sedated with Xanax for a return trip home. Landing seven hours later, Banksville made history by drafting  Nick Sandlin, becoming the first club to pick two players from two continents on the same day.

* The Liberace Boogie Woogie was played to introduce the selection of Matthew Liberatore.

* Brick Church broke its edict--never draft a Yankee--by drafting a Yankee, reliever Scott Effross. Foys responded to the uproar and stated the reliever was not considered a "full Yankee"--Effross pitched the majority of his MLB season with the Cubs.

* New York selects Matt Mervis with the last pick. "What an honor," Mervis joked. "I'm the last player called in a draft my boss thinks is the worst he has ever seen. Nice."

Dated May 25, 1951
 

 
ROUND 1
 
ROUND 9
pick
player pos s club from  
pick
player pos s club from
1
Michael Harris OF 3 BCF  NEG  
81
Phil Maton (-1) RP 1 NEG  
2
Nestor Cortes (+1) SP 3 TOR    
82
Camilo Doval (+1) RP 1 TOR  
3
Luis Severino (-3) SP 3 BAN    
83
Lars Nootbaar OF 1 BAN  
4
Jordan Walker OF# 3 BCF    
84
Brent Rooker OF# 1 BCF  
5
William Contreras C 3 TOR IND  
85
Josh Naylor !B 1 IND  
6
Christian Walker 1B 3 LES  
86
Jose Quintana (+0) SP 1 LES  
7
Alejandro Kirk C 3 HOM    
87
Miles Mikolas• (+0) SP 1 HOM  
8
Brendan Donovan 2B 3 NYC    
88
Connor Joe 1B 1 NYC  
9
Ryan Helsley (+1) RP 3 BAN BKL  
89
Keibert Ruiz C 1 BKL  
10
Gunner Henderson SS# 3 BAN NYK  
90
Ronny Mauricio SS# 1 NYK  
         
       
ROUND 2
 
ROUND 10
pick
player pos s club from  
pick
player pos s club from
11
Hunter Brown RP* 2 NEG    
91
Rafael Montero (+0) RP 1 NEG  
12
Alexis Diaz (+2) RP 2 TOR    
92
Jesus Aguilar 1B 1 TOR  
13
Andrew Benintendi OF 2 BAN    
93
Griffin Jax (+1) RP 1 BAN  
14
Martin Perez• (+0) SP 2 BCF    
94
Logan O’Hoppe C# 1 BCF  
15
Daniel Bard (+1) RP 2 IND    
95
Alex Lange (+0) RP 1 IND  
16
Ha-Seong Kim SS 2 LES  
96
Dean Kremer (+2) SP 1 LES  
17
Jason Adam (+1) RP 2 BAN HOM  
97
Carlos Santana 1B 1 HOM  
18
Drew Rasmussen (+1) SP 2 NYC    
98
Erasmo Ramirez (+1) RP 1 NYC  
19
Evan Phillips (+1) RP 2 IND BKL  
99
Bo Naylor C# 1 BKL  
20
Nico Hoerner SS 2 TOR NYK  
100
Graham Ashcraft (+2) SP 1 NYK  
         
       
ROUND 3
 
ROUND 11
pick
player pos s club from  
pick
player pos s club from
21
George Kirby (+1) SP 2 NEG    
101
Christian Bethancourt C 1 NEG  
22
Tyler Anderson (+1) S/R-fa 2 LES TOR  
102
Jose Miranda 1B 1 TOR  
23
Cal Raleigh C-fa 2 LES BAN  
103
Sam Moll (+2) RP 1 BAN  
24
Felix Bautista (+1) RP 2 BCF    
104
Matt Moore (+1) RP 1 BCF  
25
Brooks Raley (+1) RP-fa 2 BCF IND  
105
Drew Smyly (+2) SP 1 IND  
26
Taylor Ward OF 2 LES    
106
NP   LES  
27
Sam Hentges (+1) RP 2 HOM    
107
Harry Ford C# 1 HOM  
28
Penn Murfee (+1) RP 2 NYC    
108
NP   NYC  
29
Dylan Lee (+1) RP 2 BKL    
109
Josh Jung 3B* 1 BKL  
30
Nick Lodolo (+3) SP 2 BAN NYK  
110
Jordan Lawlor SS# 1 NYK  
         
       
ROUND 4
 
ROUND 12
pick
player pos s club from  
pick
player pos s club from
31
Wandy Peralta (+2) RP 2 NEG    
111
Matthew Liberatore SP* 1 NEG  
32
Jake McCarthy OF 2 TOR    
112
NP   TOR  
33
Corbin Carroll OF# 2 BAN  
113
Nick Sandlin (+1) RP 1 BAN  
34
Cionel Perez (+1) RP 2 BCF    
114
Reese McGuire C 1 BCF  
35
John Schreiber (+1) RP 2 TOR IND   
115
Ahmed Rosario SS 1 IND  
36
Jeffrey Springs (+1) S/R 2 LES    
116
NP   LES  
37
Bryson Stott SS 2 HOM  
117
Geraldo Perdomo SS 1 HOM  
38
Scott Effross (+3) RP 2 BCF NYC  
118
NP   NYC  
39
Jackson Chourio OF# 2 BCF BKL  
119
Connor Norby 2B# 1 BKL  
40
Taj Bradley SP# 2 NYK  
120
Brandon Pfaadt SP# 1 NYK  
         
       
ROUND 5
 
ROUND 13
pick
player pos s club from  
pick
player pos s club from
41
Jordan Montgomery (+0) SP 2 NEG    
121
Bryce Elder SP* 1 NEF  
42
Luis Guillorme 2B 2 TOR    
122
NP   TOR  
43
Jose Quijada (-5) RP 2 BAN    
123
Gavin Williams SP# 1 BAN  
44
Luis Rengifo 2B 2 BCF    
124
Bryce Miller SP# 1 BCF  
45
Jace Peterson INF 2 TOR  IND  
125
Brock Burke (+1) RP 1 IND  
46
Merrill Kelly• (+0) SP 2 LES    
126
NP   LES  
47
Santiago Espinal, INF 2 HOM    
127
Junior Caminero 3B# 1 HOM  
48
Vinnie Pasquantino 1B 2 NYC    
128
NP   NYC  
49
Jarred Kelenic OF-a 2 BCF BKL  
129
Tyer Glasnow SP*-a 1 BKL  
50
Eury Perez SP# 2 NYK  
130
Masataka Yoshida LF# 1 NYK  
         
       
ROUND 6
 
ROUND 14
pick
player pos s club from  
pick
player pos s club from
51
Jose Trevino C 1 NEG    
131
Tanner Bibee SP# 1 NEG  
52
Patrick Sandoval (+1) SP 1 TOR    
132
NP   TOR  
53
Oscar Gonzalez OF 1 BAN    
133
Mason Miller SP# 1 BAN  
54
Martin Maldonado C 1 BCF    
134
Bryan Abreu (+1) RP 1 BCF  
55
Jhoan Duran (+1) RP 1 IND    
135
Yonathan Daza OF 1 IND  
56
Ramon Urias 3B 1 LES    
136
NP   LES  
57
Jackson Holliday SS# 1 HOM    
137
Christian Pache OF-a 1 HOM  
58
Erik Swanson (+2) RP 1 NYC    
138
NP   NYC  
59
Evan Carter OF# 1 BCF  BKL  
139
NP   BKL  
60
Pete Crow-Armstrong OF# 1 NYK    
140
Bryan Baker (+1) RP 1 NYK  
         
       
ROUND 7
 
ROUND 15
pick
player pos s club from  
pick
player pos s club from
61
Kyle Nelson (-5) RP 1 NEG    
141
Ji Hwan Bae OF# 1 NEG  
62
A.J. Puk (+1) RP 1 TOR    
142
NP   TOR  
63
David Robertson (+1) RP 1 BAN    
143
Miguel Vargas INF# 1 BAN  
64
Jimmy Herget (+4) RP 1 BCF    
144
Trayce Thompson OF 1 BCF  
65
Adam Ottavino (+1) RP 1 IND    
145
Kyle Farmer SS 1 IND  
66
Josh Rojas 2B 1 LES    
146
NP   LES  
67
James Outman OF# 1 HOM    
147
NP   HOM  
68
Chris Martin (+1) RP 1 NYC    
148
NP   NYC  
69
Taylor Walls SS 1 BKL    
149
Andrew Painter SP# 1 BCF  BKL
70
Jorge Mateo SS 1 NYK    
150
Matt Mervis 1B# 1 NYK  
         
       
ROUND 8
 
       
pick
player pos s club from  
KEY
a - Player drafted after being cut: 3
b - Minor League Free Agent: 0
* - AA player: 4
# - A player: 28
@ - Throws on 3 days of rest: 2
fa - Free agent compensation: 3
NP - No pick: 16
71
Justin Steele (+2) SP 1 NEG    
72
Amir Garrett (+2) RP 1 TOR    
73
Joc Pederson OF 1 HOM  BAN  
74
Thairo Estrada 2B 1 BCF    
75
Brandon Drury 3B 1 IND    
76
Anthony Bass (+0) RP 1 LES    
77
Ron Marinaccio (+3) RP 1 BAN  HOM  
78
Jack Suwinski OF 1 NYC    
79
Nick Allen SS 1 BKL    
80
Yenier Cano RP# 1 NYK  


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