2012 Draft Blog
Indiana State heralded junior left-handed pitcher Sean Manaea will miss his scheduled start against Wichita State Friday night with a strained hip muscle, an injury Sycamores head coach Rick Heller doesn't believe is serious.
"We're hoping he can pitch Saturday or Sunday for us this weekend," Heller said. " But right now, he's out with a strained hip muscle."
In his place on Friday, the Sycamores have moved Devin Moore up in the rotation. Manaea, meanwhile, continues to have a very good campaign for the Sycamores, sitting in good shape with a 1.14 ERA in 39 1/3 innings of work. He also has struck out 46, walked 13, while teams are hitting him at only a .172 clip.
Manaea, along with Stanford right-handed pitcher and Oklahoma right-handed pitcher Jonathan Gray, is considered to be a candidate for the top pick in the upcoming MLB draft.
The New York Yankees signed first-round pick (30th overall), right-handed pitcher Ty Hensley, on the eve of the signing deadline with a bonus amount of $1.2 million.
Hensley's signing with the Yankees comes as no surprise, though, sources indicated the two parties were close to 50-50 less than 24 hours ago. The pick value amount tied to Hensley's slot is $1.6 million, thus the Yankees were able to nab Hensley for $400K under slot.
Hensley had signed a letter of intent with the University of Mississippi. He was ranked No. 18 in the nation, No. 1 in the State of Mississippi and No. 6 nationally in terms of right-handed pitchers, all rankings by Perfect Game.
Hensley made a strong impression on scouts and coaches in attendance last summer when he topped out at 94 with very good stuff.
The Miami Marlins signed 10th-round pick and power-hitting first baseman Ron Miller for around $200,000, sources said. Miller's draft pick value was listed at $125,000.
Miller was signed to play at UNLV. He was ranked No. 161 nationally by PG, No. 33 in the State of California and No. 10 at his position on the national stage. Miller hails from Los Angeles (Serra HS).
Dahl has a high-level bat with some serious tools. He's a potential 5 tool player, everything a plus but power, and should stay in center field for a long time.
Ty Hensley (2012, Santa Fe HS, Edmond, OK) staked his claim on Monday night to follow in the footsteps of 2011 Oklahoma right handers Dylan Bundy and Archie Bradley as a first round draft pick.
Hensley sat 91-93 with his fastball, with none below 90, several 94s and one 95 in a dominant five inning, 13 K, one BB performance.
The 95 is impressive but even moreso might have been the sharp, hard breaking curveball that Hensley used as his out pitch. He threw it at 74-76 and is a plus pitch at present. Hensley did flash one changeup at 82 mph.
Hensley helped his cause with a long, towering home run in his first at bat, hitting from the left side, also singling from the right side of the plate.
Here is video of Hensley from Monday night.