Info on Picks 24-28
Here’s more info on draft stuff … mainly because we found out some information about the signability of one of the picks that we felt was interesting enough to get out there. Of course, there has to be a feeling that it could be wrong, otherwise, the D-backs would have not taken a shot at the pick. So we shall see … what is also interesting is, when you click on the link about Max Schrock below, notice the signing date publicized. Usually, formal signing announcements don’t happen until after the MLB Draft is done …
Round 24 – Mark Ginther, 3B, Oklahoma State/Tulsa, OK – R/R – 6-3, 200
Hit .271 with five home runs and 30 RBIs for the Cowboys this past spring … Had 17 extra-base hits … Was a 14th round draft pick by the Chicago White Sox in 2011, and in the 48th round by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008 … Honorable mention All-Big 12 Conference infielder in 2011 … hit 10 home runs and collected 17 doubles in 2011 … Led Cowboys with 12 home runs and 58 RBIs in 2010 … Made three appearances on the mound during his freshman season, while also playing first base, second base, right field and DH … Hit two home runs in the NCAA Clemson Regional in 2009 , his first postseason tournament … Named Gatorade Nebraska Player of the Year in 2008, as well as Tulsa World Player of the Year … Was 9-1 on the bump during his senior season, with a 0.99 ERA and struck out 88 in 56.2 innings pitched … Hit .430 with eight home runs and drove in 50 during his senior season … Played on back-to-back state championship football teams (2006-07).
Round 25 – Vince Spilker, RHP, Lee University/Raytown, MO – R/R – 6-3, 215
Posted a 7-3 record and 3.43 ERA for the Flames in 2012 … Attended Lee University after leaving Central Missouri … Pitched at Johnson County CC (KS) for two seasons, going 6-4 as a starter with a 3.22 career ERA … Struck out 75 batters in 74 innings pitched … Drafted in the 49th round by the Tampa Bay Rays out of high school in the 2009 MLB Draft … Earned Rawlings Pre-season High School All-American Honorable Mention honors … Played varsity all four seasons at Raytown HS.
Round 26 – Chris Capper, RHP, BYU/Glendale, AZ – R/R – 6-1, 203
Has a 10-14 mark with a career 4.31 ERA in three seasons with the Cougars … Has a 3-6 mark each of the past two seasons … Posted a 2.97 ERA in 2012, and has allowed just 12 home runs in 231.2 career innings pitched … Was born in South Africa but moved to Glendale, Ariz. at the age of 8 and eventually attended Deer Valley High School. During his junior year last season, he was the co-captain for BYU … Was second team all-state and first team all-region for Deer Valley HS … Is a scratch golfer.
Round 27 – Damian Smith, CF, Holy Names Catholic HS/Windsor, ONT – L/R – 6-4, 180
Regarded as the Best Athlete among draft-eligible Canadian players by Perfect Game USA … Was one of final cuts from Team Canada roster …
Round 28 – Max Schrock, SS, Cardinal Gibbons HS/NC – L/R – 5-8, 173
Signed letter of intent to play at South Carolina … Currently playing summer league ball in Ohio and, according to reports, was trying to pull his name out of consideration for the draft, indicating that he wanted to attend school first instead of turn pro. Based on that, we stopped digging for information. Sort of … Was Carolina Six Player of the Year in 2010-11, and led his team in offense in nearly every category each of his four seasons.