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Tampa Bay area baseball draft prospects

Bay area draft prospects

Donnie Albro, P, St. Pete College (Boca Ciega): Sophomore right-hander could be drafted in later rounds.

Mike Blanke, C, St. Pete College: Former Melbourne Central Catholic star led state junior colleges in RBIs with 68.

Billy Bullock, P, Florida (Riverview): Some have tabbed the 6-foot-6 Gators closer the best pure reliever available.

Evan Chambers, OF, Hillsborough CC: 19th-round pick of Rockies in '07.

Brandon Decker, OF, Valdosta State (Gulf): Ex-Buc had monstrous junior season at Valdosta.

Ray Delphey, P, Alonso: Will likely head to USF given his knee injury.

Sam Dyson, P, South Carolina (Jesuit): His fastball has pro scouts salivating, but he was up and down during season.

Carmine Giardina, P, University of Tampa (Durant): Much-traveled pitcher is a former top prospect; had 54 strikeouts in 45 innings in '09.

Mychal Givens, P/SS, Plant: Area's top prep prospect is a natural talent with a 97 mph fastball, loads of athleticism.

Connor Hoehn, P, St. Pete College: University of Alabama transfer throws a 93 mph fastball.

Jose Jimenez, 1B, University of Tampa: Led Spartans with .390 average; 52 career homers are second in school history.

Danny Keefe, P, University of Tampa: Posted 70 strikeouts, second most on UT staff.

Alex Koronis, P, University of Tampa: Miami transfer is a hard-throwing righty; 8-2 with a 3.48 ERA as a junior.

Jamie Mallard, 1B, HCC (Middleton): After being drafted late by Angels last year, he hit .449 with 58 RBIs at HCC.

Marlon Mitchell, C, Hillsborough: N.C. State recruit has long been a showcase darling.

David Richardson, OF, Hillsborough: Athletic centerfielder has good bat speed and solid arm.

John Rigg, OF, St. Pete College: Second-team all-conference selection projected to go in rounds 10-20.

Jake Rogers, OF, Chipola College (Dunedin): Times' 2008 Pinellas player of year was taken in 29th round by Red Sox last year.

Patrick Schuster, P, Mitchell: Left-handed national no-hit whiz could go in first five rounds.

Robbie Shields, SS, Florida Southern (Pasco): Sleek Mocs fielder hit 18 home runs for Pasco in 2006.

Michael Smith, C/1B, Brandon: St. Petersburg College recruit hit .474 with seven homers as a senior.

Chad Taylor, SS/OF, Jefferson: USF recruit is a prototypical hitting shortstop prospect.

Jack Wagoner, P, St. Pete College: Florida Gulf Coast recruit is projected to go in top 20 rounds.

Ryan Weber, P, St. Pete College (CCC): Drafted in 12th round last year by the Phillies.

Reggie Williams Jr., CF, Brooks-DeBartolo: Has size (6-4), speed that match up with some of the draft's top blazers.

Compiled by Times staff writers Eduardo A. Encina, Joey Knight and Bob Putnam.

Tampa Bay area baseball draft prospects 06/08/09 [Last modified: Monday, June 8, 2009 9:01pm]
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