2015 Draft

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2015 Draft

Postby ARTerrier on Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:47 pm

Luke Leftwich drafted in the 7th round by Phillies. (204th overall) I also hear it's his 21st birthday. Congratulations, Luke!
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Re: 2015 Draft

Postby lawdog on Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:49 pm

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
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Re: 2015 Draft

Postby ARTerrier on Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:52 pm

Red Sox draft Will Stillman in 29th round (861st overall pick).

Also, article from Shanesy about Leftwich/Cornely: http://campuscommuter.blogs.goupstate.c ... -leftwich/
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Re: 2015 Draft

Postby lawdog on Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:15 pm

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
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Re: 2015 Draft

Postby woffordgrad94 on Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:56 am

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!
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Re: 2015 Draft

Postby ARTerrier on Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:17 am

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.
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Re: 2015 Draft

Postby lawdog on Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:38 am

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Re: 2015 Draft

Postby lawdog on Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:25 pm

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.)
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Re: 2015 Draft

Postby lawdog on Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:48 pm

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Re: 2015 Draft

Postby lawdog on Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:31 pm

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
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Re: 2015 Draft

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Re: 2015 Draft

Postby lawdog on Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:15 pm

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Re: 2015 Draft

Postby lawdog on Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:19 pm

Luke had good first year in minors after being drafted 7th round by Phils. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xduWYhu5CNY
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