MLB Draft: D-backs Rounds 6-10
Here are the 6th through 10th-round selections for the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft:
Round 6 – Matthew Price, RHP, South Carolina/Sumter, SC
Was 5-3 with 17 saves with a 2.25 ERA in 30 appearances for the Gamecocks this past spring … struck out 63 batters in 48 innings of work … Held opponents to a .202 batting average in 2011 … Was named a Freshman All-American, and earned second-team All-SEC honors in 2010, and was also named to the SEC All-Freshman team … Missed most of 2009 with a broken arm suffered while fielding a ball … Was 7-4 with a 0.40 ERA as a senior at Sumter HS, and earned All-State honors, plus was named to the South Carolina Select team, playing in the South Carolina/North Carolina Select game in 2008 … won two state titles in 2006, one with Sumter HS and the other with the Sumter American Legion squad.
Round 7 – Ben Roberts, OF, Missoula Sentinel HS, MT
A former three-sport star in high school, played football and Legion baseball this past season … Currently hitting .338 with three home runs, 24 RBIs and six stolen bases in limited action so far this season for the Missoula Mavericks American Legion squad … Hit .415 with 16 home runs and 76 RBIs to help the Missoula Mavericks to a 2010 Montana/Alberta State Legion title and a 3rd place finish in the Northwest District Tournament … Is the first participant of the annual D-backs Tryout Camp in Missoula to be selected in the MLB Draft … Set a new state record for receptions this past fall at Missoula Sentinel HS.
Round 8 – Jesse Darrah, RHP, Fresno Pacific
Was 7-1 with a 2.44 ERA in 13 starts for the Sunbirds, striking out a school-record 101 batters in 88 2/3 innings pitched … Struck out three batters in a three-inning stint vs. Triple-A Fresno in an exhibition game … Previously pitched at Sacramento State, where he was a Louisville Slugger and Collegiate Baseball NCAA Freshman All-American … Earned All-State honors his senior season, after striking out 123 batters in 88 innings pitched, posting a 1.51 ERA, and hitting .485 with six home runs and 38 RBIs.
Round 9 – John Leonard, SS, Connellsville Area HS, PA
Has signed letter of intent with NC State, reports say that draft positioning would have to be high enough for him to consider signing a professional baseball contract.
Round 10 – Kyle Winkler, RHP, TCU
Made 50 appearances and started 46 games for the Horned Frogs, going 27-6 with a 2.39 ERA and 239 strikeouts in 281 innings pitched … TCU went 32-14 in his starts, and 35-15 in his appearances … Two-time all-conference and a third-team All-American … Earned invite to 2009 and 2010 Team USA Trials … Started a team-record 19 games in 2010 … Picked in the 37th round by Milwaukee in the 2008 MLB Draft … Earned first-team All-State honors as a senior.
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