2013 Amateur Draft Recap

The 2013 draft is now complete. Here is the Cleveland Indians full list of selections along with some notes about the draft.

Rnd Overall Player Pos
1 5 Clint Fraser 3B/OF
3 79 Dace Kime RHP
4 111 Kyle Crockett LHP
5 141 Sean Brady LHP
6 171 Casey Shane RHP
7 201 Kenny Mathews LHP
8 231 Trevor Frank RHP
9 261 Thomas Pannone LHP
10 291 Ross Kivett 2B
11 321 Adam Plutko RHP
12 351 Heath Quinn OF
13 381 Sicnarf Loopstok C
14 411 Silento Sayles OF
15 441 James Roberts IF
16 471 Mark Peyton OF
17 501 Ryan Hendrix RHP
18 531 Paul Hendrix IF
19 561 Matthew Whitehouse LHP
20 591 Shane Rowland C
21 621 Paul Young RHP
22 651 Ben Heller RHP
23 681 Grant Fink IF
24 711 Kerry Doane RHP
25 741 Cole Sulser RHP
26 771 Daniel Cogan RHP
27 801 Juan Gonzalez C
28 831 Steven Kane RHP
29 861 Ridge Smith IF
30 891 Aaron Brown LHP
31 921 Will Crowe RHP
32 951 Cortland Cox RHP
33 981 Joe Wise LHP
34 1011 Dustin Cook RHP
35 1041 Jordan Milbrath RHP
36 1071 Mike Giuffre IF
37 1101 Garrett Smith IF
38 1131 Justin Garcia RHP
39 1161 Frank Duncan RHP
40 1191 Dan Pellinen IF
  • The draft was pitcher heavy overall, but especially for the Tribe who took 24 pitchers overall, breaking down into 17 RHP and 7 LHP.
  • The final 12 picks were position players, but only the the first overall pick out of the eight picks was not a pitcher.
  • The Indians first round pick was last year's high school player of the year and the first high school player to be taken first by the Indians since Francisco Lindor two years ago. Lindor was the first since 2001 when the Indians took Dan Denham in the first round. For a long time the Indians were focused on taking college players as there is less risk, but very few of those players have made an impact on the Major League Level. While it takes a few years longer for a high school player to mature, most potentially great high schoolers are drafted before they hit college.
  • There's nothing wrong with a little nepotism. The Indians selected Paul Cogan, the son of an Indians scout. Cogan was actually in the draft room when his name was called. Last season the Indians drafted Nick Hamilton, the son of radio announcer Tom Hamilton.
  • There aren't a whole lot of big names in this years' draft beyond Frazier and Kime, but there is a very odd name in Sicnarf Loopstok. He is a sophomore catcher out of Western Oklahoma St. JC that was originially born in Aruba.

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