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(ESPN)   Apparently there are 34 rounds in the MLB draft, and is it dusty in here?   (espn.go.com) divider line 30
    More: Sappy, Cory Hahn, Major League Baseball, MLB draft, Lobos, Diamondbacks, multimedia framework, draft pick, lower back  
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2013-06-09 05:39:52 AM
Actually, there are 40. They picked him in the 34th 'cuz that was his number.

/Yep, that guy.
 
2013-06-09 05:49:18 AM
Hit the ball, drag Cory.
 
2013-06-09 06:20:38 AM
Just watch in a few years the 1021st pick of this draft will end up with Miguel Cabrera type numbers.
 
2013-06-09 06:51:14 AM
Shame he didn't get drafted by the Marlins.  He'd have a shot at starting there.
 
2013-06-09 07:17:15 AM
What the hell, give him a Golden Glove too.
 
2013-06-09 07:17:50 AM
Gold, rather.
 
2013-06-09 08:21:42 AM

IlGreven: Actually, there are 40. They picked him in the 34th 'cuz that was his number.

/Yep, that guy.


didn't realize they cut it down to 40. Mike Piazza was taken in the 62nd round back in the day.
 
2013-06-09 08:27:14 AM
That's.. that's pretty farkin awesome.
 
2013-06-09 08:48:23 AM

Uncle Pooky: IlGreven: Actually, there are 40. They picked him in the 34th 'cuz that was his number.

/Yep, that guy.

didn't realize they cut it down to 40. Mike Piazza was taken in the 62nd round back in the day.


It used to be keep picking until you didn't want to pick anymore people.
 
2013-06-09 09:09:36 AM
Uncle Pooky: didn't realize they cut it down to 40. Mike Piazza was taken in the 62nd round back in the day.

Came here to reference Piazza. Too slow.
 
2013-06-09 09:33:07 AM
Good for them, guess they saw the positive publicity the Braves got for drafting the paralyzed UGA player a year or so ago.
 
2013-06-09 10:23:24 AM
did they need a pinch hitter?

/cool story
//with the promise for a full time job no less
 
2013-06-09 10:37:09 AM
I have never been more proud to be a Diamondbacks fan. Also will someone close a window, too much dust in here.
 
2013-06-09 11:35:20 AM

Uncle Pooky: IlGreven: Actually, there are 40. They picked him in the 34th 'cuz that was his number.

/Yep, that guy.

didn't realize they cut it down to 40. Mike Piazza was taken in the 62nd round back in the day.


Yup.  And basically because he was a family friend of the Lasordas.  After about 25 rounds, that's about all it takes to get officially drafted by an MLB team.  Only 7 other teams even bothered showing up for the 62nd round that day.  The Yankees and Blue Jays kept the draft going to round 75, presumably before everyone got too drunk to continue.  No one else in round 62+ ever played in an MLB game.
 
2013-06-09 12:04:28 PM
Cool story, and a classy move by the DBacks. But somewhere there's a prospect who was "the guy drafted immediately after the guy in the wheelchair".
 
2013-06-09 12:05:18 PM

suicide: What the hell, give him a Golden Glove too.


maybe he is an amateur boxer too, you never know
 
2013-06-09 12:38:44 PM
How'd you like to be one of the guys picked in the 35th round? "Hey, the paralyzed guy went before you did, HAR HAR HAR."
 
2013-06-09 12:48:16 PM

Professor Farksworth: I have never been more proud to be a Diamondbacks fan. Also will someone close a window, too much dust in here.


Just this once, I tip my Giants cap to your D-Backs for a cool gesture.
 
2013-06-09 12:52:58 PM

JSam21: It used to be keep picking until you didn't want to pick anymore people.


Ah sports, the only job in America where you are told where you have to work or you can't work your profession for another year.
 
2013-06-09 01:29:12 PM
Playing against New Mexico on Feb. 20, 2011, he suffered a spinal injury after sliding head-first on a steal attempt and colliding with Lobos second baseman Kyle Stiner's knee.

Grumble grumble.  Don't slide headfirst!  Would you rather get your hand, face, neck, and spine farked up or you feet, ankles, knees, and legs?
 
2013-06-09 02:32:38 PM

chimp_ninja: Uncle Pooky: IlGreven: Actually, there are 40. They picked him in the 34th 'cuz that was his number.

/Yep, that guy.

didn't realize they cut it down to 40. Mike Piazza was taken in the 62nd round back in the day.

Yup.  And basically because he was a family friend of the Lasordas.  After about 25 rounds, that's about all it takes to get officially drafted by an MLB team.  Only 7 other teams even bothered showing up for the 62nd round that day.  The Yankees and Blue Jays kept the draft going to round 75, presumably before everyone got too drunk to continue.  No one else in round 62+ ever played in an MLB game.


Travis Phelps wants his career back.
 
2013-06-09 02:34:49 PM

bhcompy: Playing against New Mexico on Feb. 20, 2011, he suffered a spinal injury after sliding head-first on a steal attempt and colliding with Lobos second baseman Kyle Stiner's knee.

Grumble grumble.  Don't slide headfirst!  Would you rather get your hand, face, neck, and spine farked up or you feet, ankles, knees, and legs?


Plus you can't spike anyone headfirst! Unless you had one of those Kaiser helmets from the WWI era.

chimp_ninja: After about 25 rounds, that's about all it takes to get officially drafted by an MLB team.  Only 7 other teams even bothered showing up for the 62nd round that day.  The Yankees and Blue Jays kept the draft going to round 75, presumably before everyone got too drunk to continue.  No one else in round 62+ ever played in an MLB game.


They should just honestly draft everyone in America some year. If there's no penalty for keeping on drafting, just wait until you're the last team and draft EVERYONE. Hell, the Yankees were the only ones drafting in the 74th and 75th rounds. 300 million rounds, just for the hell of it.
 
2013-06-09 02:35:45 PM

Supes: Travis Phelps wants his career back.


Pretty sure he was referring to that season's draft, not every draft ever.
 
2013-06-09 02:37:46 PM
Haha the Astros drafted by themselves from the 76th-87th rounds the next year. Just keep taking players!
 
2013-06-09 05:22:55 PM

chimp_ninja: Uncle Pooky: IlGreven: Actually, there are 40. They picked him in the 34th 'cuz that was his number.

/Yep, that guy.

didn't realize they cut it down to 40. Mike Piazza was taken in the 62nd round back in the day.

Yup.  And basically because he was a family friend of the Lasordas.  After about 25 rounds, that's about all it takes to get officially drafted by an MLB team.  Only 7 other teams even bothered showing up for the 62nd round that day.  The Yankees and Blue Jays kept the draft going to round 75, presumably before everyone got too drunk to continue.  No one else in round 62+ ever played in an MLB game.


I think the reason MLB drafts are so long is because it's rather common for high school draftees to attend college rather than play professionally. And even some players who play in the minors for a few years can go back to college to play in another sport (Chris Weinke and Brandon Weeden are two examples, which is why they were so old as college players.)
 
2013-06-09 05:44:23 PM

neuroflare: JSam21: It used to be keep picking until you didn't want to pick anymore people.

Ah sports, the only job in America where you are told where you have to work or you can't work your profession for another year.


The military would like a word.
 
2013-06-09 06:47:14 PM
So what kind of slot money does a paralyzed 34th rounder get anyway
 
2013-06-09 09:04:34 PM

Supes: chimp_ninja: Uncle Pooky: IlGreven: Actually, there are 40. They picked him in the 34th 'cuz that was his number.

/Yep, that guy.

didn't realize they cut it down to 40. Mike Piazza was taken in the 62nd round back in the day.

Yup.  And basically because he was a family friend of the Lasordas.  After about 25 rounds, that's about all it takes to get officially drafted by an MLB team.  Only 7 other teams even bothered showing up for the 62nd round that day.  The Yankees and Blue Jays kept the draft going to round 75, presumably before everyone got too drunk to continue.  No one else in round 62+ ever played in an MLB game.

Travis Phelps wants his career back.


He meant in 1988. But when you bring Phelps up, you might want to think of the more successful (not very successful, but got a World Series ring and 3 playoff appearances) player drafted 5 rounds later, Clay Condrey. That also happened to be the the only year it hit Round 100 (the Yankees took Aron Amundson who played 40 minor league games over 2 seasons). I think the Rays quit about round 96.
 
2013-06-09 09:06:56 PM

mootmah: neuroflare: JSam21: It used to be keep picking until you didn't want to pick anymore people.

Ah sports, the only job in America where you are told where you have to work or you can't work your profession for another year.

The military would like a word.


Really, if you don't want to do a tour in Iraq they let you stay home another year instead of going?
 
2013-06-09 09:21:41 PM

neuroflare: mootmah: neuroflare: JSam21: It used to be keep picking until you didn't want to pick anymore people.

Ah sports, the only job in America where you are told where you have to work or you can't work your profession for another year.

The military would like a word.

Really, if you don't want to do a tour in Iraq they let you stay home another year instead of going?


Only if you consider Leavenworth hone.
 
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