- Round 1 Pick 12: Rodney Peterson (P) – The fourth ranked
pitcher on most teams’ boards, Peterson has a lot going for him,
including outstanding effectiveness against both RH and LH batters and
three ML grade pitches. Peterson also tends to induce a lot of ground
balls. Peterson projects as a solid SP for the Pings over the next
several years, with the only moderate concern being less than stellar
ML Projections: 1.15 WHIP, .235 OAV
Round 1 Pick 59: Benjamin Monahan (CF) – A solid value pick at #59, Monahan has the range and glove to patrol the outfield for the next several years along with the offensive tools to see some time at the big league level.
ML Projections: .250 BA, .675 OPS.
Round 1 Pick 73: Franklin Perez (CF) – Good speed and base running skills as well as good range and glove, Perez will likely max out at the AAA or see time as a potential situational pinch runner due to his limited offensive ability and questionable work ethic.
ML Projections: .200 BA, .500 OPS.
Other notable selections: None.
Grade: B. Peterson and Monahan were nice picks and should see time at the ML level.