Indians finish 2014 MLB Draft
On the final day of the MLB Draft, the Indians had a couple notable picks.
In the 33rd round, Cleveland took Gilmour Academy’s Peter Dolan, who is the son of Indians owner Paul Dolan. The younger Dolan will try to walk on with Michigan’s baseball team next season.
In the next round they took Midview High’s Cody Callaway, who is the son of associate scout Dwayne Callaway. Cody Callaway is committed to play football at Bowling Green.
The Tribe in the 36th round selected Gulf Coast (Fla.) Community College’s Max Bartlett, who is the son of area scout Chuck Bartlett and in the 37th round picked Odessa College catcher Juan Gomes, who is the brother of Indians catcher Yan Gomes.
For Yan Gomes it ended up being a good day. He hit a three-run homer in the Indians 8-3 win over Texas and saw his brother get picked. Juan Gomes was originally selected in the 49th round by the Rangers in 2010.
"I felt like I was the one that got drafted. It was extremely emotional and I’m very happy for him," Yan Gomes told reporters after Saturday’s game. "He’s kind of like how I used to be. He played some infield and outfield in college but got drafted as a catcher."
Director of Amateur Scouting Brad Grant liked what the Indians were able to accomplish with their 42 picks over the three days. Of those picks, 27 played in college and 15 in high school. Pitchers led the way with 19 (15 right-handers) followed by 10 infielders, nine outfielders and four catchers.
"We took a lot of power arms in the back end and had some success in the past in finding bullpen arms. I like how he did with balancing out the college and high school guys," he said.
When asked where first-round pick Bradley Zimmer might begin, Grant said it would probably be Mahoning Valley.
Here is the complete list of Indians picks:
First round: Bradley Zimmer, OF, San Francisco
First round (Jimenez-Baltimore): Justus Sheffield, LHP, Tullahoma (Tenn.) HS
Competitive balance: Mike Papi, OF, Virginia
Second round: Grant Hockin, RHP, Damien HS, LaVerne, Calif.
Third round: Bobby Bradley, 1B, Harrison Central HS, Gulfport, Miss.
Fourth round: Sam Hentges, LHP, Mounds View HS, Shoreview, Minn.
Fifth round: Julian Merryweather, RHP, Oklahoma Baptist
Sixth round: Greg Allen, CF, San Diego State
Seventh round: Simeon Lucas, C, Grant Community HS, Ingleside, Ill.
Eighth round: Micah Miniard, RHP, Boyle County HS, Danville, Ky.
Ninth round: Alexis Pantoja, SS, Puerto Rico BB Academy
10th round: Steven Patterson, 2B, UC Davis.
11th round: Jared Robinson, RHP, Cerritos College.
12th round: Jordan Dunatov, RHP, Nevada.
13th round: Austin Fisher, SS, Kansas State.
14th round: Grayson Jones, RHP, Shelton State CC.
15th round: Luke Eubank, RHP, Oxnard College.
16th round: J.P. Feyereisen, RHP, Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
17th round: Cameron Hill, RHP, Redlands CC.
18th round: Taylor Murphy, OF, Pacific.
19th round: Argenis Angulo, RHP, Ranger College.
20th round: Gian Paul Gonzalez, C, Discipulos De Cristo HS, Toa Alta, Puerto Rico
21st round: Bobby Ison, OF, Charleston Southern.
22nd round: Jordan Carter, RHP, Saint Joseph’s.
23rd round: David Armendariz, OF, Cal Poly Pomona.
24th round: Jodd Carter, CF, Hilo (Hawaii) HS.
25th round: Kainoa Harrison, C, Punahou HS, Kailua, Hawaii.
26th round: Reese Cooley, OF, Fleming Island HS, Middleburg, Fla.
27th round: David Speer, LHP, Columbia.
28th round: Nathan Winfrey, 3B, Maplewoods CC.
29th round: Drake Roberts, 2B, St. Mary’s (Texas).
30th round: Nick Hynes, RHP, Riverside CC.
31st round: Dominic DeMasi, RHP, Valdosta State.
32nd round: Jared West, LHP, Houston.
33rd round: Peter Dolan, 3B, Gilmour Academy, Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
34th round: Cody Calloway, 3B, Midview HS, Cleveland.
35th round: Joseph Dunand, 3B, Gulliver Prep School, Miami.
36th round: Max Bartlett, SS, Gulf Coast CC.
37th round: Juan Gomes, C, Odessa College.
38th round: Cody Jones, CF, TCU.
39th round: Jake Morton, RHP, Oakland.
40th round: Ryder Ryan, RHP, North Mecklenburg HS, Huntersville, N.C.