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Updated: April 20, 1946
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  With Moncada,
Foys second to none
Staten Island (NY) -- Sixty-two players were released before the start of the draft. Yoan Moncada was one of those players. A Toronto miFA, he waited by the phone, hoping to land a gig. In the fourth round, Homestead picked the first second baseman in the draft (Scott Kingery). In the 6th, a pair of 2Bs went, including Whit Merrifield by Brick Church.

Mocada's girlfiend prepared Moncada's afternoon coffee. "The Foys got Merrifield," he told
Jackie, starring at the radio. "No one is going to pick me!" With the 69th selection, the champion Foys stunned the owners, announcing 2B Ozzie Albies was theirs. Many believed, including Banksville boss Robert Fermann, Albies already belonged to another club. They were wrong. "There's no crying in the BVL," said Fermann, shrugging his shoulders. Brick Church chief, Jesus Diaz, noted, "I'm sad I did not hear Fermann's misinformation." Pause. "Not really," he chortled.

2B
Howie Kendrick followed Albies. Another 2B, Yuli Gurriel, was drafted in the 8th. Moncada was losing faith. Jackie brought him another coffee. He heard the names of 8 players drafted in the 9th, over WFOY. Moncada palmed his face. "The Foys are next," said Jackie. "They will pick you. You'll see, papi."

The Foys did just that. The owners again were stunned. "How could they not know Moncada, a future All Star, was still available?" said
Slick Rhodes. "Did you see the reaction of Robert Emrich on Skype? He might as well been told Moncada was in fact his dentist."

Moncada and Jackie celebrated with kisses. "I'm playing with the champs!" he said. "The champs, papi, the world champs!"

So long, Papi
Brooklyn Bruiser
David Ortiz was among the 62 players let go today.

The owners shed 399s off their payrolls, including LES's 8.

Dated April 20, 1946
 
1946 BVL Cuts
   
American
National
   
Brick Church - 7
New York - 9
 
18
Gonzalez, Ad.
18
Choo, S. (1)
 
27
Span, D.
18
Latos, M. -2
 
18
Zimmerman, J.
3
Kang, J.H. -2
 
6
Moore, M. (3)
5
Miller S. -3
 
3
Duffy, M. -3
3
Rodriguez, Fr. -2
 
3
Duke, Z. -3
4
Lackey, J.
 
1
Logan, B. -1
3
Volquez, E. -3
 
76
 
5
Hammel, J. (2)
 
 
5
Garcia, Ja. (1)
 
NYC - 5
64
 
 
4
Forsythe, L. -4
 
 
7
Headley, C. -4
Brooklyn - 5
 
3
Pederson, J. -4
6
Hellickson, J. -4
 
4
Polanco, Gr. -4
51
Ortiz, D. -1
 
4
Russell, A. -4
4
Medlen, K. -4
 
22
 
61
 
 
 
 
 
Toronto - 8
New England - 7
 
2
Thornburg, T. -1
4
Brothers, R. -4
 
0
Ramirez, Al. a
2
Doumit, R. -4
 
3
Jepsen, K. -2
4
Arroyo, B. -4
 
18
Ethier, A. -2
4
Ellis, A. J. -4
 
1
Moncada, Y. -4
2
Plawecki, K. -4
 
2
Ross, J. -4
18
Ramirez, Ha.
 
14
Romo, S. (1)
14
Desmond, I.
 
2
Miller, B. (1)
48
 
 
42
 
 
 
 
Indianapolis - 4
 
Banksville - 5
2
Barnes, B. -4
 
1
Giolito, L. -4
3
Navarro, D. -4
 
2
Travis, D. -4
19
Prado, M. -2
 
4
Machi, J. -3
3
Matz, S. -4
 
2
Olivera, H. -3
27
 
 
2
Santiago, H. -2
 
 
11
 
Homestead - 8
 
 
6
Davis, C. (1)
 
LES - 4
6
Gomes, Y. (2)
 
1
Bonifacio, E. -3
15
Soria, J.
 
1
Colabello, C. -2
5
Strickland, H.
 
3
Boxberger, B. -4
1
Suzuki, I. -1
 
3
Coghlan, C. -3
4
Wheeler, Z. -3
 
8
 
2
Garcia, Y. -2
     
1
Glasnow, T. -4
     
40
 
 
 
KEY
a - player released of long-term contract (1).
s - salary per year; club total shaded in blue.

NOTE

Figure right of player's name denotes number of year(s)
in minors at the time of his release.

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