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With the August 16th signing deadline for 2010 draft picks just one week away, let's take a look at which Diamondbacks' picks have signed and how those players are doing.  The big story was that first round pick Barret Loux failed his physical, and may not be offered a contract unless he can prove he's healthy. Loux has reportedly signed with a Cape Cod League team to prove his arm is OK.  If the Diamondbacks are unable to sign Loux, they should receive a compensation pick in the 2011 draft (Pick #7). It is worth noting that pitcher Chris Sale, who many considered a likely pick for the Diamondbacks, is already pitching in the Major Leagues for the White Sox, who drafted him at Pick #13. Three other top picks who are still unsigned are 6th rounder Blake Perry, 8th rounder Tyler Green, and 13th round pick Kevin Ziomek, all high school pitchers who may choose to attend college.  The Diamondbacks did not draft their first position player until Round 9, and the only top one still unsigned is OF Ty Linton, who is expected to play both football and baseball at North Carolina. Most of the players selected in the 2010 draft are playing either in Rookie League Missoula (Pioneer League) or Low A Yakima (Northwest League). A few of the more advanced college players have started at Class A South Bend (Midwest League) or High A Visalia (California League). So far, none of those teams are off to very good starts:
  • Missoula 18-29
  • Yakima 25-25
  • South Bend 47-62
  • Visalia 56-57
A few players are off to good starts offensively, such as Missoula OF Adam Eaton and Yakima 1B Yazy Arbelo, although both are a little old for their leagues. Among the pitchers, 4th Round pick Kevin Munson (South Bend) and 15th Rounder Michael Bolsinger have started out well. Here is a table that summarizes the signing status and early stats of the Diamondbacks' 2010 draft class: PITCHERS
Round Pitcher Age IP ERA WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/9
1 Barret Loux Failed Physical; signed with Cape Cod League
2 J.R. Bradley 18 Miss 28.0 7.39 1.929 5.8 3.2 1.6
3 Robbie Rowland 18 Miss 25.0 6.84 1.720 6.5 3.6 1.8
4 Kevin Munson 21 SB 10.1 0.00 0.581 7.8 3.5 0.0
5 Cody Wheeler 20 Yak 3.0 6.00 2.333 12.0 12.0 0.0
6 Blake Perry Unsigned; may attend Univ. of Kentucky
7 Jeffrey Shields 20 Miss 8.2 3.12 1.500 7.3 6.2 0.0
8 Tyler Green Unsigned; may attend TCU
12 Blake Cooper 22 Miss 2.0 0.00 1.000 9.0 4.5 0.0
13 Kevin Ziomek Unsigned; maay attend Vanderbilt
15 Michael Bolsinger 22 Yak 10.2 1.69 0.844 5.1 2.5 0.0
17 Derek Eitel 22 Miss 47.1 4.75 1.521 5.7 4.0 0.4
22 Jeremy Erben 22 Miss 7.1 9.82 1.364 13.5 3.7 3.7
23 Roberto Padilla Unsigned; may attend San Jose State
25 Matthew Talley Unsigned; wants to complete degree at Citadel
28 Keith Hessler Unsigned
29 Chris Floethe Unsigned
30 Ryan Zimmerman Unsigned
32 Greg Robinson 22 Yak 28.2 3.49 1.235 10.2 3.1 0.3
34 Victor Lara 21 Miss 11.2 7.71 2.229 9.3 9.3 1.5
35 Konner Wade Unsigned; may attend Arizona or Cent. Ariz.
41 Michael McGee Unsigned
47 Casey Upperman 19 Yak 17.1 8.31 1.846 6.8 8.3 1.0
48 Kenneth Sigman Unsigned
49 Tad Barton Unsigned
POSITION PLAYERS
Round Player Age Team PA HR RBI AVG OBP SLG
9 Zach Walters (SS) 20 Yak 191 3 28 .313 .332 .441
10 Kaw. Emsley-Pai (C ) 21 Yak 72 0 6 .143 .239 .175
11 Michael Freeman (SS) 22 Yak 109 0 9 .316 .394 .368
14 Ty Linton Unsigned; may attend UNC
16 Westley Moss (CF) 21 Yak 164 0 12 .225 .321 .275
18 Jimmy Comerota 23 Yak 83 0 4 .200 .317 .243
19 Adam Eaton 21 Miss 196 5 24 .391 .526 .589
20 Michael Hur Signed, but no stats yet
21 Raoul Torres (2B) 22 Yak 131 3 14 .246 .313 .407
24 Stephen Cardullo (SS) 22 Miss 4 0 2 .167 .268 .167
26 Yazy Arbelo (1B) 22 Yak 186 11 42 .293 .366 .573
27 Nick Gallego (SS) 21 Vis 41 0 7 .211 .250 .263
31 Steve Sultzbaugh (CF) Unsigned
33 Andrew Whittington (C ) Injured - contract voided
36 Justin Hilt (OF) 22 Yak 197 2 18 .230 .352 .352
37 Michael Weber (3B) 22 Yak 126 2 14 .257 .323 .363
38 Matt Roberts (C ) Unsigned; may attend North Carolina
39 Garrett Nash (3B) Unsigned
40 Derek Casillas (1B) Unsigned
42 Chris Jarrett (CF) 21 Miss 174 1 19 .219 .322 .351
43 Tom Belza (2B) 20 Yak 89 0 3 .213 .314 .240
44 Eric Groff (3B) 22 Miss 196 6 32 .266 .292 .435
45 Javan Williams (CF) 20 Miss 37 0 1 .206 .270 .235
46 Jorge Flores (SS) Unsigned
50 Trey Ford (3B) Unsigned
Richie Rowland (C) 21 Miss 166 4 25 .336 .373 .456