From the 2005 Live Mock Draft at www.minorleagueball.com where I was the scouting director for the Florida Marlins:
2005 Draft Picks
16 Marlins Cesar Carillo RHP Miami-Florida
Very good stuff, great numbers, knows how to win, has excellent makeup, wants to play pro ball, played college ball in Florida
22 Marlins Michael Bowden RHP Aurora, IL
Great stuff, eye-popping numbers in high school
29 Marlins Taylor Teagarden C University of Texas
Best defensive catcher in the draft, but will he hit enough to start?
First Round Supplemental
34 Marlins Daniel Carte, OF, Winthrop
2004 Cape Cod MVP battled non-serious injuries this year, which depressed his numbers.
44 Marlins P.J. Phillips, SS, St. Mountain HS
Brandon's brother is bigger and stronger, very athletic.
64 Marlins Nick Weglarz, 1B, Lakeshore Catholic HS
I overdrafted this Canadian as a signability issue, although I really, really like his power and makeup.
Second Round Supplemental
79 Marlins Kevin Whelan, RHP, Texas A&M
Coverted from catcher recently and has made huge strides. Mid-90s fastball, slider.
96 Marlins Mike Bell, 3B, Grayson CC TX
I would likely follow him through the Cape Cod summer league and at the latest sign him next spring, depending on funds. Has drawn Aaron Hill comparisons.
126 Marlins Wade Miley, LHP, Lovenger HS
Hope he agrees to go to a junior college, but has signed letter of intent to play at Louisiana university. His stuff really, really improved as the season went on this year.
156 Marlins James Avery, RHP, Niagara
A Canadian who has been called a smaller version of Roger Clemens by MLB scouting bureau. Nasty splitter is out-pitch.
I'm curious to see how the big boys do on Tuesday and Wednesday. Any thoughts on the players I grabbed for the Marlins? Does it meet your needs/expectations?
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