Here are the Day 2 picks for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Rounds 2 through 5:
Round 2 – Anthony Meo, RHP, Coastal Carolina/Cranston, RI
Meo is projected to be a reliever at the next level, although he has spent most of his college career as a starter … Was 10-3 with a 2.16 ERA in 16 starts for the Chanticleers this past spring, striking out 115 batters in 108 1/3 innings pitched … Earned a nod on the Preseason All-America list and was also among the National Player of the Year candidates … Posted a 2-1 record with Bourne of the Cape Cod League, with a 3.12 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP … Had 32 wins for Coastal Carolina (32-7), with a 2.52 career ERA … Was a two-time All-State selection while at Cranston West HS, winning back-to-back state titles in the process.
Round 3 – Justin Bianco, CF, Peters Township HS, PA
Had a stellar senior season for the Indians, hitting .583, with 22 runs, two home runs, 29 RBIs, and an 1.497 OPS … Hit .406 with 22 runs scored, 10 RBIs and a 1.008 OPS as a junior… Played a variety of positions this past spring, but will likely be an outfielder at the professional level … Judged to have the “Best Speed” among Pennsylvania draft prospects by Perfect Game USA … Named to the WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association Class AAAA All-Star team.
Round 4 – Evan Marshall, RHP, Kansas State/Sunnyvale, CA – 6-2, 205 – R/R – 4/18/90
Posted a 5-5 mark with one save and a team-best 1.62 ERA in 30 relief appearances this past spring for the Wildcats … Struck out 51 in 65 innings pitched, and held opponents to a .218 batting average … Spent most of his collegiate career as a reliever, and is projected as a reliever in the professional baseball ranks … Had 78 career relief appearances … Four-year letterman for Homestead, named team MVP all four years, and was an All-Central Coast Section pick as a junior … Named to the 2008 Preseason Louisville Slugger High School All-American list .. Majoring in Business Administration, but will get into Sports Management following graduation.
Round 5 – Michael Perez, RHP, ColegioVocacional Para Adultos, PR – 5-11, 180 – L/R – 8/7/92
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Next full update – Rounds 6 through 15, with picks being posted as soon as possible.