69) Jordan Paroubeck, OF, Padres: Something of a mystery pre-draft, toolsy Paroubeck comes from the same high school in California that produced Barry Bonds. Unfortunately he is still something of a mystery; he signed for $650,000, passing up college ball at Fresno State, but didn’t play in any professional games due to a torn labrum that required surgery. He is supposed to be healthy for spring training.
70) Alex Balog, RHP, Rockies: University of San Francisco sinker-baller had a tough time in pro ball, posting a 9.30 ERA in 30 innings for Grand Junction in the Pioneer League, giving up 50 hits. He did post a 17/8 K/BB, keeping the walks down, and he generated grounders, but the strikeout rate was very low. Overall, this was rather disappointing for a college pitcher but a fresh start in ’14 and a non-pinball machine league could help.
71) Chad Pinder, INF, Athletics: Infielder out of Virginia Tech hit just .200/.286/.293 for Vermont in the New York-Penn League, with 12 walks and 41 strikeouts in 140 at-bats. His defense is respected and he could be a solid versatile utility type if he can show more with the bat. He was a decent but not excellent hitter in college; in pro ball, he’ll need to show more power and/or greater on-base skills.
72) Tucker Neuhaus, SS, Brewers: High school shortstop from Tampa hit .231/.311/.303 in the Arizona Rookie League, with 23 walks and 56 strikeouts in 195 at-bats. Whiff rate was way too high for a guy who didn’t show any power. Has the tools to be a fine defender at third base and is young enough that the bat can improve, but he looks more like a long-term project than a quick riser.
73) Colby Suggs, RHP, Marlins: University of Arkansas relief ace held up in pro ball, with an 11/2 K/BB and 1.13 ERA in seven games in the New York-Penn League. Promoted to High-A, he had some command issues and walked 14 in 18 innings, but struck out 26 and allowed just a .141 average. Mid-to-upper-90s fastball and a slider give him dominance potential, but high-effort mechanics hamper command.