Mack Draft: – Tyler Beers, Tyler Beede, Eric Jaffe, Chris Dennis, Zach Cone

First Base — Tyler Beers — Murray State University – There is no clear first base candidate among the 2011 Kentucky newcomers, Beers may start for the Breds so he takes this spot almost by default. Beers batted .300 with five home runs and 25 RBI as a sophomore at Mineral Area College. Honorable mention: UK head coach Gary Henderson said freshman infielder J. T. Riddle could see time at first base if carries his strong spring offensive performance over to the season. –  

RHP Tyler Beede Lawrence Academy HS, Auburn Mass 6’3 1/2 200 – quality righty with good arm speed and easy delivery doesn’t fight himself too much, not real deceptive or overpowering just yet. Will run fb up to 93-94, most are 89-90, has life in on RHH and down in zone, cb is true will be plus pitch in time with repeat in delivery. Lots of upside. New England will be busy next spring!!  

Eric Jaffe (UCLA)- is a 6’4 230 pound right handed pitcher out of Bishop O’Dowd High School and from Oakland California. As a senior in high school, he went 8-1 on the mound with a 0.83 ERA while compiling 98 strikeouts and 36 walks in 57.2 innings. At the plate, he was equally dominant hitting .442 with seven home runs, six doubles, 20 RBI and 28 runs. The Boston Red Sox selected him in the 19th round of the 2010 MLB Draft but decided to attend the University of California. With the news that Cal was cutting baseball at the end of the 2011 season, Jaffe decided to transfer at semester break to UCLA where he will likely work out of the bullpen as a freshman.-  

Chris Dennis: – Sr. – RHP – Portland – Like Stilson, Dennis has just one season of Division One experience. Like Stilson, it was a big one. After transferring from Edmonds Community College, Dennis was 5-1 with 14 saves in 30 appearances for a 34-win Portland team that just missed out on an NCAA Regional bid in 2010. Dennis had 51 strikeouts and just 11 walks with a 1.88 ERA in 43.0 innings of work, while his 14 saves tied for third in the nation. He earned All-West Coast Conference and All-American honors, while his efforts also made him one of five finalists for the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award. –  

Zach Cone – Georgia – Cone was one of the few bright spots for a Georgia team that finished with a disappointing 16-37 overall record, including 5-23 in the SEC in 2010. After making just 20 starts as a freshman in 2009, Cone was Georgia’s triple crown winner in 2010. The Bulldog’s primary centerfielder topped his team with a .363 average, 10 home runs and 53 RBIs. He was also tops with seven triples, 45 runs, 133 total bases, and a .627 slugging percentage. His 13 stolen bases were second on the Georgia roster, but he was perfect in all 13 attempts. He also led the SEC with nine outfield assists. Cone played for Cotuit in the Cape Cod League over the summer. His brother, Kevin Cone, plays football at Georgia Tech, while his father, Ronny Cone, played football there as well. Cone was a third round draft choice by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2008. – 


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