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MLB Draft: Day two notes

Posted on: June 7, 2011 8:38 pm
Edited on: June 7, 2011 9:50 pm
MLB Draft
By C. Trent Rosecrans and Matt Snyder

Great one? In the seventh round of the draft, the Cubs have taken a surname familiar to sports fans: Trevor Gretzky. He, of course, is the son of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky. The younger Gretzky is a first baseman from Oaks Christian High School in California who has committed to San Diego State (Chicago Tribune)

Paternal pick: Reds scouting director Chris Buckley has been keeping an eye on the team's sixth-round pick for quite a while. Cincinnati selected third baseman Sean Buckley, Chris' son, in the sixth round. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound third baseman from St. Petersburg Junior College was projected as a fourth- to sixth-round pick by Baseball America. (

Rendon says shoulder is OK: Anthony Rendon, the Rice third baseman who fell to the Nationals with the sixth overall pick, joined the team's media on a conference call on Tuesday. He said his right shoulder, which limited him to mostly designated hitter duty this season, is fine. He said he's been diagnosed with a "mild sprain" and will not need surgery.

"There's nothing wrong with my shoulder," Rendon said (via the Washington Post). "It's just a little tweak. A little rest, and I'll be fine. I had my medical records out there, and that's all behind."

It's all about the money: Give credit to Blue Jays' first-round pick Tyler Beede for honesty. Toronto picked the Massachusetts high schooler No. 21 overall, despite his commitment to Vanderbilt.

"It really comes down to the money," Beede told Toronto reporters on a conference call (via the National Post).

Another Harper to Nats: The Nationals selected Bryce Harper first overall last season. We knew that. This year, they were able to grab Bryan Harper much later (30th round). He's Bryce's older brother.

More familiar names: Dereck Rodriguez, the son of Ivan Rodriguez, was taken in the sixth round by the Twins. Dante Bichette Jr. was taken in the sandwich round (supplemental first) by the Yankees. Shawon Dunston Jr. was nabbed in the 11th round by the Cubs, where his father spent most of his career. Another son of a former Cub, Dwight Smith Jr., was taken in the sandwich round by Toronto. Daniel Oliver (son of Joe) was picked in the eighth by the Marlins. The Cardinals grabbed C.J. McElroy (son of Chuck) and Cameron Seitzer (Kevin's son) went to the Rays in the 11th. Finally, if you know the answer to the trivia question, who is the shortest major-league player of all-time, you'll know this name: Kyle Gaedele. His great uncle was Eddie Gaedel -- a 3-foot-7 man who drew a walk in his only career plate appearance, which was a publicity stunt. Kyle, however, stands 6-foot-4 (

Experienced arms: It was a bit of a surprise that the Mets went the high-school route in Round 1 with Brandon Nimmo, but they followed with taking a college pitcher in each of the next four rounds (

Mookie to Sox? The Red Sox drafted a dude named Mookie. Thankfully for Red Sox nation, that wound has to have been healed by the two recent World Series championships. Mookie Betts, a shortstop, was drafted by Boston in the fifth round (

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MLB Draft: Day two notes

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Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: June 8, 2011 12:06 pm

MLB Draft: Day two notes

Aaaahhh isn`t that cute Cubbies!  Jim Hendry is a freakin IDIOT!  Well played since they can always keep seats full of drunks with a Gretzky or Dunston Jr at Wrigley.  sCrubs stink on & on for ever & ever.

Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: June 8, 2011 9:40 am

MLB Draft: Day two notes

The Cubs need more than Dunston and Gretzky's sons.  They needed to move one of those big contracts and then raid the Pirates farm team like we have before.  It's sad when the Cubs think they have actually done something good when they have proven up to now is they don't know how to draft.  How many years have they been saying that Josh Vitters would be ready?  Lets see he was the first round pick in 2007 and still isn't ready. So the draft picks this year should be ready for my 40th birthday in 4 years.  Thanks for a glimpse of the future Cubs.  The future of some other team.

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MLB Draft: Day two notes

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Posted on: June 7, 2011 9:54 pm

MLB Draft: Day two notes

To Trent and Matt....the Red Sox drafting a player named Mookie is nothing to write home about. However, if they had drafted someone named Bill E. Buckner....then I can imagine how the Red Sox nation would react.....not good...not in the least!

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