Diamonds in the (reserve) rough

The reserve draft portion of auction day can be instrumental in helping a team succeed. Here is a look back at some positive pickups in the reserve draft.

OFFENSIVE MVP: We had some outstanding candidates here, but I’m giving the hardware to Todd Frazier. Picked by the Midtown Knights in the fourth round, Frazier hit .272 with 19 homers, 67 RBI and 3 steals.

PITCHING MVP: Most of the pitching surprises came in the latter half of the draft, but Mojo brings home the award with his eighth-round selection of Kris Medlen. Recovering from TJS, Medlen went 10-1 with a 1.56 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP. An argument could be made that he was the league’s best starting pitcher in the final two months of the season.

And on to some other success stories:

Round 1: Bears select Anthony Rizzo.

Round 2: Bears select Tony Campana, who eventually fell out of favor, but not before stealing 30 bases.

Round 2: Keynesians select Reed Johnson (.290).

Round 3: Bears select Norichika Aoki, who only went for 10 homers, 50 RBI and 30 steals.

Round 3: Crusoes select Justin Maxwell (18-53-9).

Round 3: Kings select Steve Lombardozzi, a useful utility infielder.

Round 4: Mojo selects Marco Estrada (3.63, 1.14).

Round 8: Knights pick Kyle Kendrick (11 wins, 3.89 ERA, 1.27 WHIP).

Round 9: Kings select Brett Wallace (.253, 9-24-0).

Round 9: Flash selects Mitchell Boggs (2.21, 1.05).

Gary Robinson posted at 2012-10-4 Category: Baseball

2 Responses Leave a comment

  1. #1Justin @ 2012-10-4 09:46 Reply

    So what you are saying is, The Bears had a nice reserve draft…

  2. #2Kerry @ 2012-10-6 09:13 Reply

    Exactly.

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