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The Draft, Team By Team
November 1, 2017 (Federal League Wire Service)
The pre-season draft meetings
ended late one night as team representatives filed out
of the meeting room at the Federal League Conference Annex. 36 players were drafted
and all are hoping to make an impact when play opens this fall.
The Hallandale Twins led the way with eight picks. The Delray
Beach Mudcats, who traded several draft picks for veteran players,
only made you selection.
A complete list of the draft results can be found here.
Hallandale Twins: Bradley Burdett, LHP/OF;
Manuel Blanco, SS; Jhon Caramo C; Zachary Morris,
SS/3B; Graham Atwood, OF; Jordan Goodman, LHP/1B
Summary: The Twins
took a flyer on lefty Burdett out of Jacksonville, but could not
sign him. Blanco and Caramo are strong picks that will have an
Delray Beach Mudcats: Alex
Rosa, SS; Osman Lopez, 2B; Mitchell Bradley, RHP/3B; Oswaldo Reima,
1B; Ben Oser, RHP/OF
Summary: The Whiskered Fish gambled
that they could reel in Rosa, but failed. Bradley projects as a
Daniel Tiberi, RHP/OF; Steve Rogers, Jr., 1B; Brandon
Henderson, OF; Phillip Snowden, 2B; James Williams, SS
The Twilighters were only able to sign one of their picks and then
traded him away.
Broward Cubs: Joxelier Garcia, C; Luis Curiel, RHP/3B;
Nicholas Harguth-Galyas, OF; Rick Hernandez, 1B/2B; Matt
Sienkiewicz, C; Taylor Eggleston, C/3B/OF; Edgardo
Summary: If they could have signed Garcia,
their first pick, this would have been an A+. If Curiel signs, it
is an A. Harguth-Galyas and Eggleston will be starters. Hernandez
and Sienkiewicz should contribute. A late trade brought LHP
prospect Spencer Rubin in from the Tritons.
Jerry Ostes, LHP; Yoel de la Cruz, RHP/OF; Brady Pitkin,
C; Alexis Garcia, C; Fraile de Pena, SS; Alejandro Venegas; RHP/1B;
Anthony DeAngelo, 2B/OF
Summary: This may have been a strong class, but the Philistines
were only able to sign and keep one player, trading Ostes and de
Pena. Even if de la Cruz delivers on his potential, this is a sub
Andrew Phillips, LHP; Dan Heaton, LHP/OF;
INF/OF; Silvio Zarate, 3B; Xavier Moran, OF; Dixon Torres,
Summary: Phillips and Heaton will help the Gatekeepers
immediately. Zarate could crack the lineup, and Moran
Spencer Rubin, LHP; Jacob Becks, RHP/C/3B; Kyle Timmons, 1B;
Kenneth Pettis, 2B; Jared Butler, 2B
Summary: They traded
away two of the three players that signed and held on to a player
that will need time to develop.
Yan Carlos, SS/2B; Hector Nieves; SS/2B; Frank Cruz, 2B/SS; Guillermo Ordaz, OF;
Julio Hernandez, OF/C; David Czarlinsky, 1B
Summary: The Stars,
after getting burned the past few campaigns, went heavy on
signable players and reeled in four players that will be in
uniform on opening day.
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