Monday, May 25, 2015

Scouting the 2015 Draft: Big West Conference

Cal State Fullerton:

David Olmedo-Barrera, 1B/OF, Jr.  B-L, T-R.  6'1", 205 lbs.  .310/.414/.540, 8 HR, 12 SB, 22 BB, 51 K, 174 AB.  A bit of power, a bit of speed, quite a few walks, lots of K's.

Thomas Eshelman, RHP, Jr. 6'3", 210 lbs.  8-5, 1.57, 114.1 IP, 6 BB, 111 K's.  Great college pitcher.  Does he have enough stuff for the pros?  Could be a nice pick for somebody starting in round 2.

Justin Garza, RHP.  5'11", 170 lbs, Jr.   4-3, 3.05, 65 IP, 14 BB, 53 K.  Obvious rap on Garza is his size.

Tyler Peitzmeier, LHP, Sr.  6'2", 210 lbs.  2-3, 2.44, 44.1 IP, 8 BB, 48 K, 16 Saves.  Lefty specialist who was promoted to closer for this season and performed well in the role. The Giants love their lefty specialists.


UC Santa Barbara:

Dillon Tate RHP, Jr.  6'2", 200 lbs.  8-4, 2.08, 95.1 IP, 27 BB, 100 K.  Hard throwing RHP.  Possible #1 overall pick.  Stock seems to have slipped a bit late in the season due to durability concerns.

Justin Jacome, LHP, Jr.  6'6", 230 lbs.  7-4, 2.53, 110.1 IP, 24 BB, 91 K.  Big lefty overshadowed by Teammate Tate, but has put up good numbers himself.  I'm thinking rounds 4-10?


Cal Poly SLO:

Mark Mathias, INF, Jr.  B-R, T-R.  6'0", 200 lbs.  .356/.424/.436, 9 SB, 23 BB,  19 K, 202 AB.  Quite a few high contact college infielders in this draft.  Mathias might give you the same value later in the draft.

Casey Bloomquist, RHP, Jr.  6'3", 185 lbs.  8-2, 2.85, 98 IP, 29 BB, 78 K's.

Danny Zandora, RHP, Sr. 6'1", 195 lbs.  1-4, 2.95, 39.2 IP, 17 BB, 63 K's, 7 Saves.  Look at those K's!



Tyler Brashears, RHP, Jr.  6'2", 170 lbs.  8-5, 1.86, 101.2 IP, 19 BB, 68 K's.  Thin build might make him a long reliever in the pros.


Long Beach State:

Kyle Friedrichs, RHP, Sr.  6'1", 190 lbs.  6-4, 2.79, 100 IP, 12 BB, 109 K's.  Great college numbers.  Does he have enough stuff for the pros?

Tanner Brown, RHP, Jr.  6'4", 181 lbs.  4-3, 3.45, 73 IP, 14 BB, 52 K's.  JC transfer.  Started out hot.  Apparently faded a bit later in the season?


Cal State Northridge:

Calvin Copping, RHP, Sr.  6'3", 180 lbs.  6-7, 3.05, 88.2 IP, 29 BB, 86 K's.  Good size, nice K rate.

Jerry Keel, LHP, Sr.  6'6", 240 lbs.  5-7, 2.66, 91.1 IP, 22 BB, 80 K's.  Jumbo sized LHP.

Rayne Raven, RHP, Jr.  6'2", 200 lbs.  7-4, 2.18, 86.2 IP, 28 BB, 73 K.

1 comment:

  1. Thomas Eshelman would be a nice pick from round 2 on based on his amazing control (6 BB 114IP), despite an average fastball (88-90mph).. I liked watching Tyler Brashears pitch this season and think he'll do well in the pros. He has a low 3/4 delivery, works quickly, throws strikes, I think what the pros are going to like about him is his tremendous makeup when he's on the mound.. I'll mention here that the top draft prospect here in Hawaii is a Campbell High School senior RHP by the name of Ian Kahaloa. He throws his fastball in the low 90's with a good slider, and is committed to go to University of Hawaii.. We think Hawaii will not get him.. He's been scouted by all 30 teams, and there are always a handful of scouts following his games at the high school fields. I was at a game in Mililani that Ian pitched in the rain and saw the scouts inside the covered press box, amazing.. A scout was quoted in the newspaper saying he has the talent to be drafted in the top 5 rounds.. We'll see.