Daily Archives: May 30, 2014

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2014 Draft Profile: Aaron Brown

Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Pepperdine; Class: Junior Position: RF/LHP; B/T: L/L Height: 6-1; Weight: 222 pounds Previously Drafted: Pittsburgh Pirates, 17th round, 2011;   Cleveland Indians, 30th round, 2013   Background: In the running for top two-way player of the year with Kentucky’s A.J. Reed. Pepperdine’s power-hitting right fielder, and arguably their best…

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2014 Draft Profile: Sam Howard

Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Georgia Southern; Class: Junior Position: LHP; B/T: R/L Height: 6-3; Weight: 170 pounds Previously Drafted: Chicago Cubs, 48th round, 2011   Background: Another lesson on why it’s important to look beyond ERAs. Howard, who was plagued by a poor 5.55 ERA last season, posted some incredibly strong peripherals…

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2014 Draft Profile: Chris Diaz

Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Miami; Class: Junior Position: LHP; B/T: L/L Height: 6-0; Weight: 195 pounds Previously Drafted: N/A   Background: How’s this for a productive rotation: Diaz, along with fellow southpaws Andrew Suarez and Bryan Radziewski, have combined to throw 285.2 innings while striking out 259, walking 100, and posting a 2.90…