Opening Day is less than two weeks away, but the 2015 MLB Draft starts in is less than 7 hours from now! Today’s post focuses on the draft by looking at when other NYPL affiliate parent clubs pick not only today, but over the next two days of the draft as well.
As I talked about a couple weeks ago on this blog, New York-Penn League parent clubs make 34 picks on the first day. This includes four picks in the top ten. The Astros (parent club of the Tri-City Valley Cats), own the 2nd and 5th overall picks, the Red Sox (parent club of the Lowell Spinners), own the 7th overall pick, and the Phillies (parent club of the Williamsport Crosscutters), own the 10th overall pick.
The other 30 New York-Penn League related picks on the first day are as follows:
Miami Marlins (Batavia Muckdogs): #12, #50
Tampa Bay Rays (Hudson Valley Renegades): #13, #52
New York Yankees (Staten Island Yankees): #16, #30, #57
Cleveland Indians (Mahoning Valley Scrappers): #17, #42, #59
Pittsburgh Pirates (West Virginia Black Bears): #19, #32, #62
Oakland Athletics (Vermont Lake Monsters): #20, #63
Detroit Tigers (Connecticut Tigers): #22, #34, #65
St. Louis Cardinals (State College Spikes): #23, #39, #66
Baltimore Orioles (Aberdeen Ironbirds): #25, #36, #68
Houston Astros (Tri-City ValleyCats): #37, #46
Philadelphia Phillies (Williamsport Crosscutters): #48
New York Mets (Brooklyn Cyclones): #53
Washington Nationals (Auburn Doubledays): #58, #69
Here is the full schedule for the 2015 MLB Draft:
Monday (on MLB Network and streamed online at MLB.com):
6:00 PM EST: Preview Show
7:00 PM EST: Rounds one and two plus the competitive balance rounds (the first 75 picks)
Tuesday (streamed online at MLB.com):
12:30 PM EST: Preview Show
1:00 PM EST: Rounds 3-10
***29 teams will have 8 picks on the second day, while the St. Louis Cardinals will have 9 picks and will select at #105 between rounds 3 and 4 for not signing last year’s #104 pick Trevor Megill***
Wednesday (streamed online at MLB.com):
12:00 PM EST: Rounds 11-40
***All 30 teams will pick once per round on the final day***
When round 3 starts, the teams will pick in reverse order of the final 2014 standings. For the first two rounds, plus the competitive balance rounds, this isn’t the case due to free agent signings from the previous offseason.
For rounds 3-40, the New York-Penn League parent clubs will select in the follow spots each round according to how they finished at the end of the 2014 season:
4th – Houston Astros (Tri City ValleyCats)
6th – Boston Red Sox (Lowell Spinners)
9th – Philadelphia Phillies (Williamsport Crosscutters)
11th – Miami Marlins (Batavia Muckdogs)
13th – Tampa Bay Rays (Hudson Valley Renegades)
14th – New York Mets (Brooklyn Cyclones)
18th – New York Yankees (Staten Island Yankees)
19th – Cleveland Indians (Mahoning Valley Scrappers)
22nd – Pittsburgh Pirates (West Virginia Black Bears)
23rd – Oakland Athletics (Vermont Lake Monsters)
25th – Detroit Tigers (Connecticut Tigers)
26th – St. Louis Cardinals (State College Spikes)
28th – Baltimore Orioles (Aberdeen Ironbirds)
29th – Washington Nationals (Auburn Doubledays)
If you’re interested in reading a couple mock drafts, I have linked a couple below from respected MLB draft analysts:
ESPN (Insider Required)
MLB Pipeline (MLB.com)
Minor League Ball (SB Nation)
Be sure to follow us on twitter @Doubledays for constant coverage of the draft once it begins tonight.
Nationals Minor League Affiliates Update:
Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs: The Triple-A club went 1-5 this week, but did have a special visitor. Doug Fister made a rehab start with Syracuse yesterday against the Pawtucket Red Sox (Boston Red Sox Triple-A Affiliate). Fister went 3.2 innings and gave up two runs (one earned) on seven hits. The righty struck out six and walked none.
Double-A Harrisburg Senators: Harrisburg went 1-5 this week and saw back-t0-back days off on Monday and Tuesday due to rain. The Senators visited the Trenton Thunder (New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate over the week), but were swept.
High-A Potomac Nationals: The High-A club went 4-2 this past week. Oddly enough, three of Potomac’s four wins were by a score of 4-3. The Nationals only other win was by a score of 10-6.
Low-A Hagerstown Suns: Hagerstown went 4-2 as well this week. The Suns visited the Greensboro Grasshoppers (Miami Marlins Low-A Affiliate) over the weekend and split a four-game series.
And last but not least…
Washington Nationals: The big league club went 2-5 this past week against the Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago Cubs. Washington hosted Toronto, but was swept. Chicago then came in to town and took three of four over the weekend.
That’s it for this week and thanks for reading. If you’d like to get in touch with me you can find me on twitter at @LauterbachDavid or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great week!