The Auburn Doubledays have announced the 2013 Opening Day roster. For the second straight year, it’s not laden with 2013 picks — just
10 11 of the 30 active (plus two on the D.L.) were drafted earlier this month. But also like 2012 they do include four there are five from the top ten rounds (2013 picks are in parentheses).
This year’s marquee player will be second-rounder Jake Johansen, a 22-y.o. who throws very hard and will draw comparisons to Nathan Karns as a hard thrower with subpar collegiate numbers that the scouts believe aren’t indicative of his talents.
Perhaps more intriguing is the inclusion of 19-y.o. Cody Gunter, who the Nats are challenging with short-season A instead of the GCL, which is the usual destination for JuCo and HS picks.
If you haven’t noticed already, I’ve included a couple of links in the “Resources” from Sean Hogan of Citeznsofnatstown.com and Ryan Kelley from BaseballNewsHound.com for folks interested in learning more about the draft picks.
Next, our eyes will turn to the GCL to see how and where the rest of the picks and players land. I’m not holding my breath, however, for the next installment of BA’s transaction to answer a lot of the “What happened to __________?” questions. Didn’t happen last year, which I was expecting given what was believed to be a large contingent of players in XST.
Finally, the usual reminder: SpringfieldFan is going to be busy as all this shakes out, so please be patient with her as she updates the Big Board over next couple of weeks.
Without further ado, here’s your 2013 Auburn Doubledays…
|Joel Barrientos||Austin Chubb||Cody Dent (22nd)||Isaac Ballou (15th)|
|Kevin Dicharry||Erik Fernandez||Wilmer Difo||Narciso Mesa|
|L.J. Hollins||Andruth Ramirez||Cody Gunter (6th)||Jordan Poole|
|Jake Johnansen (2nd)||Spencer Kieboom*||Bryan Lippincott||Wilman Rodriguez|
|Jake Joyce (9th)||David Masters (14th)|
|Reynaldo Lopez||Brennan Middleton (13th)*|
|Silvio Medina||Jean Valdez|
|Mike Mudron||Jimmy Yezzo (7th)|
|David Napoli (8th)|
|Niko Spezial (19th)|
|Mike Silvestri (29th)|
|Todd Simko+||Bold = Watchlist|
|Kylin Turnbull||Italics = DSL Graduate|
|Elliot Waterman||* = D.L.|
|Deion Williams||+ = Rehab|