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Drafted Players Perform in CCBL in 2006

08/22/2006 10:34 AM

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for immediate release: 22 August, 2006

27 Drafted Players Perform in Cape League in 2006

CAPE COD, Mass. – With a professional baseball career just around the corner , a total of 27 players selected in the 2006 Major League June Draft performed in the Cape Cod Baseball League this past summer.

     Heading the list of drafted players who remained unsigned and played in the nation’s premier summer league was CCBL Playoff MVP David Robertson (Alabama), a 17th round draft choice of the New York Yankees.

     Robertson led the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox to the CCBL title by striking out 15 batters in 15 innings during the postseason, while allowing no base-runners.

     Other top drafted players included All-League catcher Mitch Canham (Oregon State) of Falmouth, drafted in the 41st round by the St. Louis Cardinals and All-League slugger Matt LaPorta (Florida) of Brewster, who totaled six home runs, 19 RBI and a .463 slugging percentage and was a 14th round pick of the Boston Red Sox.

     A total of 175 CCBL alumni were selected in the MLB Draft, including a record-setting 16 in the first (12) and supplemental (4) rounds combined.

     Below is a list of the drafted players who performed in the CCBL in 2006: 
 

Rd Pick Overall Team Player Pos School CCBL Years
                 
9 24 280 ATL Tim Gustafson rhp Georgia Tech Y-D / Orl 2005-06
10 7 293 LAD Andy D'Alessio 1b Clemson Hya / Har 2005-06
14 27 433 BOS Matt LaPorta 1b Florida Y-D / Bre 2004+06
15 25 461 CLE Matt Meyer lhp Boston College Y-D 2006
17 5 501 SEA Daniel Runzler lhp UC Riverside Cotuit 2006
17 9 505 BAL Tony Watson lhp Nebraska Harwich 2006
17 28 524 NYY David Robertson rhp Alabama Y-D 2006
18 3 529 TB Jay Brown rhp Young Harris (Ga.) JC Cotuit 2006
18 8 534 CIN Ryan Wehrle ss Nebraska Bourne 2006
19 7 563 LAD Martin Beno rhp Mississippi Gulf Coast JC Wareham 2005-06
19 8 564 CIN Derrik Lutz rhp George Washington Chatham 2005-06
19 20 576 MIN Danny Valencia 3b Miami FL Orleans 2006
22 9 655 BAL Chris Salberg lhp Florida Atlantic Bourn 2006
22 12 658 TEX Cory Luebke lhp Ohio State Falmouth 2006
23 2 678 COL Scott Maine lhp Miami Brewster 2006
26 7 773 LAD Kody Kaiser 2b Oklahoma Y-D / Or 2005-06
26 10 776 SF Shane Matthews rhp East Carolina Cotuit 2006
33 27 1003 BOS Jeff Rea 2b Mississippi State Cotuit 2006
36 19 1085 FLA David Williams of Rutgers Chatham 2006
40 9 1195 BAL David Cash 2b Florida Bourne 2006
41 30 1246 STL Mitch Canham c Oregon State Falmouth 2006
43 10 1285 SF Kevin Boggan rhp Boston College Y-D 2006
45 29 1362 STL John Goodman rhp Georgia Tech Bou / Orl 2005-06
46 9 1371 BAL Vincent DiFazio c Indian River (Fla.) CC Bourne 2006
46 28 1390 STL Robert Woodard rhp North Carolina Chatham 2004-06
47 25 1415 BOS Nick Hill lhp Army Harwich 2006
50 21 1495 HOU Tyler Henle of Rice Y-D 2006

      Please note all 27 players were not active in the CCBL at the same time. The above is an analysis of all players compared to the 2006 draft list (June 2006). The 15 new players, coupled with the four 2006 only players already listed and the 175 players who were CCBL alumni before the draft brings the overall total to 194, the most ever and eight higher than the 186 overall in 2004)

 

2006 Draft list by Round 2006 Draft list by CCBL Team

 

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