2012 Draft Recap: Day 2 (Rounds 8-15)

Round 8:Nathan Minnich: 1B: Sheperd University

Born: 7/21/90

Height: 6-3

Weight: 245

Hometown: Waynesboro, PA

Bats/Throws: Left/Right

The 2012 Tino Martinez Award winner (Best DII player) is the first Sheperd University player ever to be drafted. The senior hit .487 while belting 21 homeruns and driving in 149 RBI’s. Minnich was the second position player taken by the Red Sox in the draft.

Round 9: Michael Miller: SS: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Born: 9/27/89

Height: 5-9

Weight: 170

Hometown: Concord, CA

Bats/Throws: Right/Right

The Golden State native batted .354 while hitting 3 homeruns and scoring 56 runs. He played his summer ball for the Peninsula Oilers in the Alaska League. Hit .359 with nine doubles, three triples, and a homerun. Miller was also named ABL player of the year and a Perfect Game USA’s Summer Collegiate All American first teamer.

Round 10: JT Watkins: C: US Military Academy

Born: 8/30/89

Height: 5-11

Weight: 185

Hometown: Tuscaloosa, AL

Bats/Throws: Right/Right

The senior catcher is highly regarded for his ability behind the plate (has been on the Johnny Bench Award watch list for the nation’s best catcher). A four year starter for the Army Black Knights, Watkins hit .316 with 5 homeruns and 31 RBI’s in his final season of play.

Round 11: Jamal Martin: CF: Dwyer (HS)

Born: 1/15/93

Height: 5-8

Weight: 185

Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL

Bats/Throws: Right/ Right

Martin possesses great speed and instinct in the outfield as well as the ability to drive the ball to all fields. This past season at Dwyer, he hit .386 with 11 stolen bases. Jamal received 3rd team All-American and 1st team All-Region (FL) honors in 2012. He is committed to play at Florida State.

Round 12: Michael Meyers: SS: Silverado (HS)

Born: 12/28/93

Height: 6-1

Weight: 175

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Bats/Throws: Right/Right

The Las Vegas High School prospect was 1st Team All-State his senior year at shortstop. He has been a run scoring machine over the course of his high school career, holding both the career (192) and single season (59) records for runs scored at Silverado High School (NV). Other career records Meyers boasts include doubles (50), triples (18), and steals (31).

Round 13: Jeffrey Wendelken: RHP: Middle Georgia College

Born: 3/24/93

Height: 6-1

Weight: 235

Hometown: Guyton, GA

Bats/Throws: Right/ Right

Wendelken was almost impossible to hit this year for the Warriors. The freshmen went 7-0 on the mound with an ERA of .20 over 46 while fanning 56 batters. He also recorded 9 saves and had a batting average against of .169.

Round 14: Dylan Chavez: RHP: Ole Miss

Born: 4/16/91

Height: 6-3

Weight: 190

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Bats/Throws: Right/ Right

The reliever made 23 appearances this season and ended with a 3-4 record. Over 36 2/3 innings, he struck out 36 batters and had an ERA of 4.66. Chavez was also drafted by the Twins in the 32nd round of the 2011 draft but elected not to sign.

Round 15: Carson Fulmer: RHP: All Saints Academy (HS)

Born: 12/13/93

Height: 6-1

Weight: 200

Hometown: Lakeland, FL

Bats/Throws: Right/Right

The high school right hander projects as a future closer. He has a good fastball that tops out around 96 mph and a slider with excellent bite. Fulmer has phenomenal arm strength and upside for a high school senior.

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