Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Prep baseball: How some of the area's draft picks fared in 2012

photo by Grant Jefferies
ZACK LARSON (Minnesota Twins) - The Lakewood Ranch alum played 15 games with the Twins' Gulf Coast League team in Fort Myers after signing with organization just before the deadline. He hit .250 with two RBIs and three steals and played 11 games in left field, two in right and one in center.

CORRELLE PRIME (Colorado Rockies) - After choosing the Rockies over State College of Florida, Prime was sent to the team's Pioneer League team in Grand Junction, Colo, where he batted .283 in 36 games. Prime, who graduated from Manatee in May, drove in 11 runs, homered once and had an on-base percentage of .377. The ace of the rotation during his days at Manatee, Prime stuck to first base (26 games) and designated hitter (10 games).

J.R. MURPHY (New York Yankees) – The IMG product and Bradenton native hit .231 in 43 games after he was promoted to the Yankees’ Double-A team in Trenton, N.J. Despite his struggles offensively, Murphy showed improvement behind the plate, throwing out 10 of 26 runners (38 percent) at the Double-A level. Murphy, pictured above during a spring training game at McKechnie Field, began the year in Single-A Tampa and hit .257 in 67 games.

SEAN MCADAMS (Baltimore Orioles) – McAdams didn’t venture too far from home while pitching for the Orioles’ GCL team in Sarasota. The Cardinal Mooney grad went 3-0 with a 6.27 ERA in 13 games while striking out 20 and walking 12 in 18 2/3 innings. All of McAdams’ work came in relief.

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