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2015 Draft

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:47 pm
by ARTerrier
Luke Leftwich drafted in the 7th round by Phillies. (204th overall) I also hear it's his 21st birthday. Congratulations, Luke!

Re: 2015 Draft

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:49 pm
by lawdog
Seventh round should involve a respectable bonus. Lord knows the Phils could use him. Great opportunity for Luke; had not realized his dad was a major leaguer.
http://woffordterriers.com/news/2015/6/ ... h=baseball

Re: 2015 Draft

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:52 pm
by ARTerrier
Red Sox draft Will Stillman in 29th round (861st overall pick).

Also, article from Shanesy about Leftwich/Cornely: http://campuscommuter.blogs.goupstate.c ... -leftwich/

Re: 2015 Draft

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:15 pm
by lawdog
That is good news for Will, but he will do better than 29th if he gives himself another year to mature.

http://woffordterriers.com/news/2015/6/ ... h=baseball

Re: 2015 Draft

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:56 am
by woffordgrad94
That's great for Luke. Congratulations to him. It's also good for Wofford baseball to have a junior pitcher drafted so high. Good, but also bad. We now lose a key cog in our starting rotation on an already thin pitching staff. I guess such is the price of success. Hopefully a freshman can come in and help fill the void.

Right now the Phightin' Phils are a mess! At least they still have the Phanatic (love that guy). By maybe Luke is a guy that can help turn it around for them. Or maybe Luke ends up getting traded to another organization and he helps them (happens all the time), Anyway, Philly has their low Class A team, the Lakewood (NJ) Blue Claws in the Sally League with the Greenville Drive. I'm pretty sure Lakewood is due to play a series in Greenville later this summer. I don't know where Luke will be assigned to, but maybe he'll be with that team and I'll see him pitch professionally in person! I also have the MiLB TV package so I could possibly watch him online as well. Good luck Luke!

Re: 2015 Draft

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:17 am
by ARTerrier
http://www.goupstate.com/article/20150610/articles/150619987?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter Glad to hear a mention of Tim Wallace (now of Spartanburg Methodist), who was drafted by the Cardinals (2nd round) in 1982. I always thought it was pretty cool that Wallace spent some time over here with the Arkansas Travelers, who were the Cardinals' AA affiliate for a long time.

Re: 2015 Draft

PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:38 am
by lawdog

Re: 2015 Draft

PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:25 pm
by lawdog
Another excellent article on Leftwich. Interesting how he talks about the way his Wofford coaches and teammates helped him grow; good coaching really matters, especially at the college level .http://www.goupstate.com/article/201506 ... ?p=3&tc=pg

Sounds like he had several teams interested and will definitely go. His slot bonus amount for seventh round is $209,300.

(Apparently he signed on June 16, but his deal will not be public until his physical is completed.)

Re: 2015 Draft

PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:48 pm
by lawdog

Re: 2015 Draft

PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:31 pm
by lawdog
The signing deadline is July 17. Under the convoluted system in place, the most Will Stillman's bonus could be is $100,000, since he was drafted after the tenth round. If he waits until after his senior year to sign, under the system there is incentive for the team to sign a player for much less than his usual slot pool value. While a lot of speculation is involved, there is a good chance Will will sign this year especially if he is offered more now that he will likely be offered after next year.
http://news.soxprospects.com/2015/06/20 ... ative.html

Re: 2015 Draft

PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:09 am
by lawdog

Re: 2015 Draft

PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:15 pm
by lawdog

Re: 2015 Draft

PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:19 pm
by lawdog
Luke had good first year in minors after being drafted 7th round by Phils. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xduWYhu5CNY