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2009 Draft: Day Two Preview

With day one featuring only three rounds, day two is even more important than it was last year. It is scheduled to go from round 4 all the way to round 30, and many future major leaguers are likely still available. Here is a quick preview of some names to look for:

REMAINING FROM THE 2009 WATCH LIST

5. Kyle Bellamy, RHP, Miami (FL)
6. Brian Moran, LHP, North Carolina
8. Scott Bittle, RHP, Mississippi
10. Luke Murton, OF, Georgia Tech
11. Kent Matthes, OF, Alabama
13. Joe Patterson, C, Texas A&M
15. Mike Sodders, INF, New Mexico State
16. Ryan Berry, RHP, Rice
18. Louis Coleman, RHP, LSU
20. Andrew Wolcott, RHP, Duke
21. Andrew Carraway, RHP, Virginia
22. Jason Stidham, OF, Florida State
23. Daniel Bibona, LHP, UC Irvine
25. Austin Hyatt, RHP, Alabama

OTHER PLAYERS TO WATCH FOR

Mike Bolsinger, RP, Arkansas
Nate Freiman, 1B/C, Duke
Tyler Lavigne, SP, San Diego
Bryan Marquez, SS, New Mexico State
Jake Morgan, RP, Mississippi
A.J. Morris, SP, Kansas State
Brett Nommensen, OF, Eastern Illinois
Stephen Richards, RP, Arkansas
Chris Sedon, 2B, Pittsburgh

Interesting, relievers did not go as early and often as last year, so there should be good talent to draw from in those ranks. I expect the Mariners to take many pitchers on day two with the focus on offense that ended up happening on day one. The pitching is deep in this draft, so there should be many quality arms available, especially early in the day.