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2012 Indians 8th round pick: RHP Caleb Hamrick

2012 Indians 8th round pick: RHP Caleb Hamrick
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With their 8th round pick in the 2012 MLB Draft the Cleveland Indians selected right-handed pitcher Caleb Hamrick out of Cedar Hill High School (TX).

Born: 9/25/1993 – Height: 6’2” – Weight: 210 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right


Baseball America: 413th

Tony's quick take: The Indians take another prep player in the 8th round, now their fifth out of seven picks made on the day. The Indians are clearly loading up on the upside high school players now since it is going to be hard to draft any significant high school players after the 10th round considering they can’t sign anyone for over $100K unless they have extra money left in their pool. That could lead to a big run of college guys after the 10th round. Hamrick is said to be a tough sign, but shows a high 80s to low 90s fastball already and has a slider which has some potential.

Jeff Ellis: Caleb Hamrick is a Texas pitcher with nice size at 6'3" and a solid 225 pounds. He throws high 80's to low 90's and one would expect him to maybe gain a little more velocity.  He has a good slider which he uses with his fastball, but needs to develop a third pitch.  He is committed to Dallas Baptist, and was considered a hard sign before the draft began, and taking him in the 8th round I am sure does not make it any easier.  He was only ranked by Baseball America, and this combined with his strong commit makes it hard for me to believe the Indians are going to be able to pay enough to sign him away.  This is the first pick I would say I am pessimistic that signs with the team.

Press release: Caleb Hamrick was a four year starter at Cedar Hill…Was been named All-District four times and was the District MVP in 2010…In 2011, Hamirck was 7-4 with a 1.95 ERA in 71 innings of work for the Longhorns (90K, 59H, 16BB)… In 2011, he was a Pre-Season Underclassman All-American as selected by Perfect Game…Signed to play baseball at Dallas Baptist University.

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User Comments

October 24, 2012 - 10:06 AM EDT
hey uncle caleb
June 5, 2012 - 11:40 PM EDT
Indians did exactly what you suggested in the next round James. I am totally for punting on one or two Top 10 picks to give extra money to sign tougher high upside guys.
June 5, 2012 - 6:30 PM EDT
We have the amount on the site in yesterdays blog per pick, after round 10 its 100K for all picks
June 5, 2012 - 5:57 PM EDT
I don't understand drafting someone with signability issues here. Why not draft someone you can pay significantly under slot and use the additional money on other picks. Is there a rule about drafting some no-name and paying them $2500 just to keep the pot?
Side note: I am having trouble finding a resource for what the pool allotment is for each pick, especially in the later rounds. Any suggestions?

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