June 7-8, 2011
Features on Chris Reed:
STANFORD IN THE DRAFT
Chris Reed, 16th overall, 1st round, Dodgers (Monday)
Scott Snodgress, 171st overall, 5th round, White Sox (Tuesday)
Jordan Pries, 903rd, 30th round, Mariners (Tuesday)
Zach Jones, 1024th pick, 34th Round, Diamondbacks (Wednesday)
Brett Mooneyham, 1147th pick, 38th Round, Nationals (Wednesday)
Danny Sandbrink, 1287th pick, 42nd round, Giants (Wednesday)
STANFORD, Calif.-- Zach Jones
(34th round), Brett Mooneyham
(38th round) and Danny Sandbrink
(42nd round) completed the draft for Stanford, giving the Cardinal six players drafted over the three days of the 2011 first year's player draft.
Mooneyham, slated to be a weekend starter for the 2011 season, instead cut his left middle finger in January after going 9-10 with a 4.67 ERA over 30 games and 28 career starts. Mooneyham struck out 171 over 1541. innings. He went 6-3 with a 4.14 ERA as a freshman and 3-7 with a 5.07 ERA as a sophomore.
Jones, a four-year starter with 226 career games heading into this weekend's Super Regional, batting .246 with 123 career runs and 108 career RBIs. He has stolen 45 bases in his four season. First as the starting third baseman, and then as the team's starting catcher the last three seasons, Jones has a .984 fielding percentage. He has thrown out 17 of 40 (43 percent) would-be base stealers this season and 27 percent in the last three years.
Jones extends a long list of starting catchers, dating back to 1993, that have been drafted and have included major leaguers A.J. Hinch, John Hester
, Johnny Bench Award winner, Ryan Garko
, Donny Lucy
Sandbrink is 9-5 in 70 career games with a career 4.18 ERA over 196.0 innings. He is 4-1 with a 3.39 ERA this season, moving into the weekend rotation at midseason, and picking up the win in the regional championship game over Illinois last Sunday.
STANFORD, Calif-- Scott Snodgress
(fifth round) and Jordan Pries
(30th round) were both selected on the second of three days of the first year's player's draft, joining first round pick Chris Reed
as drafted players for Stanford.
Snodgress was selected in the fifth round by the White Sox, giving the Cardinal two picks in the first five rounds for first time since 2008, when four players were selected. The 2008 draft was highlighted by first round picks Jason Castro
and Jeremy Bleich
The lefthanded throwing, Snodgress, is 2-2 with a 4.65 ERA over 25 relief appearances after a 5.85 ERA in 17 games as a freshman and a 5.59 ERA in 22 games as a sophomore. Snodgress had a 2.93 ERA to start the 2011 year. He has 64 career appearances.
According to Baseball America, "Another physical lefthander, Scott Snodgress
, showed better velocity in the fall and settled back into the 90-92 mph range out of Stanford's bullpen this spring. Scouts like his size--he's 6-foot-5 and 210 pounds--and potential..."
Pries, who was 6-5 with a 3.24 ERA this season, has given up one earned run over the last 22.0 innings, including 7.2 shutout innings as the Tournament MVP at the Fullerton Regional this past weekend. He enters the weekend having allowed one earned run over the last 22.0 innings. In 44 career games as a three-year weekend starter, he has a 14-13 record and 3.93 ERA.
Stanford has had at least one pick go in the first five rounds in 13 of the last 15 years, dating back to ESPN color analyst and former Major Leaguer Kyle Peterson in 1997. Peterson along with Mike Patrick will be calling the game for ESPN this weekend at the Super Regional in North Carolina, starting on Friday for the Cardinal (35-20) at noon PT.