Mack Draft: – Tom Robson, Sam Gaviglio, Dan Gulbransen, Dante Flores

Tom Robson, rhp – “He pitched for us in the World Junior Championships this summer and he matched zeroes with Cuban’s top guy through seven (innings). We took him out based on where he was, pitch-count wise, but he threw up zeroes there in the World Championships against Cuba and went pitch-for-pitch against a pretty good club and against a guy (Omar Luis) that can pitch—I mean, he shut the Americans down and knocked them out of the tournament. The thing with (Robson) is that he’s got good size, his arm works well, he really has good feel and touch on his pitches. He has a good feel for the strike zone—he knows how to move the ball around—and he has pretty good command and a real understanding of how to pitch. He’s a good kid that’s kind of quiet off the field, but he really competes on game days. His makeup’s real good and he’s a real interesting kid. He’d certainly be, for me, the top kid.” – http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/draft/?p=3119

 

Oregon State right-handed pitcher Sam Gaviglio helped Connecticut’s woes continue Friday night with a masterful performance on the way to a 2-0 victory over the Huskies. Gaviglio struck out 10 batters and allowed just two hits in a complete-game performance. Connecticut wasted a solid start from Elliot Glynn, who allowed two runs on three hits in 7 1/3 innings. The Huskies are now a disappointing 1-3. http://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=5298

 

Dan Gulbransen – Both Walker and Gulbransen were interesting to me, since both hail from Wisconsin. Gulbransen looks like a left-handed hitting version of Gabe Kapler, with a muscular and well defined build. He has sloped shoulders and good bat speed, but can take some mighty hacks. He has the tendency to fly open, but showed the ability to shorten his swing with two strikes. He could be selected among the top 10 rounds this coming June if he continues to put up good numbers while playing well enough in centerfield. http://www.5tooltalk.com/2011-notes-2-26-11.html

 

Dante Flores, SS, St. John Bosco HS, Bellflower, Calif. – Skinny: Long a favorite of area scouts and college coaches, Flores, as they say in the trade, “plays above” his ordinary tools. His 7.00 speed is average and Flores does not show a huge arm nor tape measure power. Flores is a smart and versatile middle infielder, who can play SS or 2B in college, 2B as a pro. A quality defensive player, Flores has advanced playmaking ability, soft hands and a quick release. His compact stroke provides line drives to all fields, and Flores wisely does not attempt to be a power hitter. – Committed to: USC http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/highschool/02/21/top.prospects.mlb.showcase/index.html#ixzz1FAb22OhT

 

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