The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced that they have come to terms with 31 of their 40 picks in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft, including their top pick, catcher Stryker Trahan.
In addition, their top six picks, and 17 of their first 20 choices have agreed to contracts with the D-backs. The players will head to Phoenix to take physicals, then head to the club’s Spring Training facility in Scottsdale to attend mini-camp and get their assignments for the summer.
The announcements on where players will be place will be coming soon, and as we get information, we will post which players will be coming to Missoula to play for the Osprey.
Here is the list of signed players:
Round No. Player Pos. School 1 26 Stryker Trahan C Acadiana HS, Lafayette, La. 2 90 Jose Munoz INF Los Altos HS, Hacienda Heights, Calif. 3 120 Jake Barrett RHP Arizona State University 4 153 Chuck Taylor OF Mansfield Timberview HS, Arlington, Texas 5 183 Ronnie Freeman C Kennesaw State University 6 213 Jacob Lamb INF University of Washington 9 303 Jeff Gibbs RHP University of Maine – Orono 10 333 Daniel Poma OF Hofstra University 11 363 Ben Eckels RHP Davis HS, Davis, Calif. 12 393 Alex Glenn OF Arizona Christian University 13 423 Phildrick Llewellyn C Trinity Christian Academy, Deltona, Fla. 14 453 Derrick Stultz RHP University of South Florida 15 483 Michael Forslund RHP Liberty University 17 543 Yogey Perez-Ramos OF Miami Dade CC 18 573 Kevin Medrano INF Missouri State University 19 603 R.J. Hively RHP University of Mississippi 20 633 Jacob House INF Texas A&M University 23 723 Mathew Dermody LHP The University of Iowa 24 753 Mark Ginther INF Oklahoma State University 25 783 Vincent Spilker RHP Lee University 26 813 Christopher Capper RHP Brigham Young University 29 903 Adam McConnell INF University of Richmond 30 933 Shelby Stevens RHP Oklahoma State University 31 963 Andrew Potter RHP Eastside HS, Lancaster, Calif. 32 993 Daniel Watts LHP Jacksonville State University 33 1023 Jonathan Pulley RHP Spartanburg Methodist College 34 1053 Jared Ray RHP University of Houston 35 1083 Robbie Buller RHP Houston Baptist University 36 1113 Andrew Barbosa LHP University of South Florida 37 1143 Breland Almadova OF University of Hawai'i 39 1203 Rafael Garcia C Gilroy HS, Gilroy, Calif.
The list of unsigned players includes three which we have already reported on prior posts on Bird Droppings who will reportedly not sign. Evan Marzilli is currently playing with South Carolina in the NCAA Super Regional against Oklahoma, trying for a baseball title three-peat. The last three names on the list – Max Schrock, Cameron Gibson, and Zane Hemond – are the ones reportedly will not sign but instead head to their college commitments – Schrock at South Carolina, Gibson at Michigan State, and Hemond at Phoenix College. Of the three, Hemond would be the only one who will stay draft-eligible next year, since he is going to a junior college.
Round No. Player Pos. School 7 243 Andrew Velazquez INF Fordham Prep HS, Bronx, N.Y. 8 273 Evan Marzilli OF University of South Carolina 16 513 Landon Lassiter INF North Davidson HS, Lexington, NC 21 663 Rudy Flores INF Florida International University 22 693 Holden Helmink RHP Willis HS, Willis, Texas 27 843 Damion Smith OF Holy Names Catholic HS, Windsor, Ontario 28 873 Max Schrock INF Cardinal Gibbons HS, Raleigh, NC 38 1173 Cameron Gibson OF Grosse Pointe S. HS, Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. 40 1233 Zane Hemond RHP Montrose HS, Montrose, Col.