Second and third-round picks…

Figured I’d pass along these notes on the Indians’ second and third-round picks, courtesy of Tribe PR man Bart Swain. (As an aside, here’s hoping the Indians someday sign Cord Phelps to an extension, because that would make for the world’s easiest headline)…

The Indians selected RHP TREY HALEY from Central Heights High School in Nacogdoches, Texas with their 2nd round selection in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft (76th pick overall).  Haley, 18, went 8-2 w/a 1.55 ERA in 13 games (50IP, 23H, 34BB, 98K) during his spring season this year at Central Heights.  He is 6-4, 190 lbs.

With their 3rd round selection in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft the Indians selected INF CORD PHELPS  with the 107th overall pick in this year’s draft. The junior second baseman hit .352 (83-236) this season for Stanford University with 14 2B, 13HR and 53RBI in 58 games for the Cardinal (70RS, 38BB, 35K).  The Santa Barbara, CA native led the team in walks and on-base % (.447). He is a switch-hitter and is 6-2, 200lb.

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Or when he’s sent to the minors after Spring Training, the headline could be “Indians Cut Cord”…

As their 2nd round pick starts piling up swings and misses, we can anoint him Trey “Golf Ball-Sized” Haley…

Though if he keeps getting shuttled around the minor league system, you’ll have to write a story with the headline “Busing Trey”

Do the Indians draft on talent, or is it based on weird names? Beau, Cord, Trey… incidentally you should be good if they extend Cord, or eventually cut him

Do the Indians draft on talent, or is it based on weird names? Beau, Cord, Trey… incidentally you should be good if they extend Cord, or eventually cut him

“Indians Cut Cord” … I’m kicking myself for not coming up with that.

Now Trey Haley is a player that sounds exciting. Two K’s per inning, tall, and from Texas. What is not to like? I would guess by all of that he can bring the heat.

How long will it take the TV crew to rename Haley’s fastball “The Comet”

…How long will it take the TV crew to rename Haley’s fastball “The Comet”…

And then for it to be officially sponsored by Waste Management: “Here’s our Waste Managment Haley’s Comet…. Waste Management. Picking up all your debris left behind”

I imagine it will make me cringe as much as “This is our McDonald’s I’m loving it.” What does that even mean?

Hysterical….I can see the graphics package with a truck coming out and little garbage men picking up a mowed down batsman

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