When a player goes undrafted, they are considered Non-Drafted Free Agents. Yep, free agency. I have a crack at signing these guys to my Astros Shadow system. Each player can get $100,000 with no hit to the allotment that MLB allows us. So today, I would call everyone of these players and their advisors. Many would pay zero attention to a $100,000 offer because they have D1 scholarships waiting but there are a few that have either a Junior College offer or no commitment at all. There are some sleepers here that should jump to pro ball.
The top targets that should be signable:
Ronnie Healy, C, Florida HS: Big power potential. Good actions behind the dish, even though he may have to move to 1B. I really like the bat. Committed to Broward CC.
CD Pelham, P, South Carolina HS: He's a really good athlete and has been up to 93 this spring. He's committed to Spartanburg Methodist which is a decent Juco but could be signable. He's very raw but intriguing.
Thomas Rogers, P, Virginia HS: Easy 89 MPH from the left side. No commitment. Just blows my mind why nobody drafted this guy.
Jamar Burnette, OF, Canada HS: Athletic. Swing and miss issues but a great athelte.
Austin Paschke, OF, Georgia HS: Long swing but big power potential. No commitment.
Matt Walker, P, Texas HS: He's committed to Weatherford JC so should be signable. He's in the upper 80's with a lot of projection. Could be interesting.
Peton Attaway, OF, Louisianna HS: He is commited to Mississippi but he has a lot of tools and would be worth a shot to see if he'd sign.
Aldo Koutsoyanopulos, 3B, California HS: Good athlete. Not a great bat but one to watch in JC next year. It could come around.
Chad Sheppard, P, Georgia HS: Huge kid. No commitment. Not an athlete but the power potential intrigues me. I wouldn't give him $100K but I'd see if he's interested in playing pro ball. I don't know but I just see something there.
Trey Griffin, OF, Tennessee JuCo: Favorite since HS. Not giving up on him yet. Just too many tools. He's been in JuCo for a while but the stats look like he's coming around this year. I would give him a shot in pro ball.
Zach Alvord, 3B, Tampa JuCo: Good athelte, good swing. Well rounded player that should get a shot.
Current JuCo's that I like that didn't get drafted that I'd see if where they were at:
|Cal Becker||P||Palm Beach State|
|Connor Williams||OF||Salt Lake|
|Kayden Porter||P||Southern Nevada|
|Erich Knab||P||Spartanburg Methodist|
|Tony Blanford||P||Central Arizona|
|Jamal Martin||OF||Santa Fe|
|Brady Corless||P||Salt Lake|
|Nathan Foriest||P||Middle Tennessee State|
Then the players worth a call but very lilte hope of signing
College Players that should have been drafted but weren't:
|Josh Dezse||P||Ohio State|
|DeAndre Smelter||P||Georgia Tech|
|Matt Roberts||C||North Carolina|
|Kevin Jordan||OF||Wake Forest|
|Gandy Stubblefield||P||Texas A&M|
|Shon Carson||OF||South Carolina|
The prep players with solid commitments that should have been drafted that weren't:
|Jarret DeHart||OF||New Jersey||Louisiana State|
|Gunnar McNeill||1B||Florida||Florida International|
|Weston Wilson||SS||North Carolina||Clemson|
|Kramer Robertson||SS||Texas||Louisiana State|
|Jake Fraley||OF||Delaware||Louisiana State|
|Mark Ecker||P||Texas||Texas A&M|
|Anthony Sherlag||C||Georgia||Wake Forest|
|Chris Oakley||P||New Jersey||North Carolina|
|Chuckie Robinson||C||Illinois||Southern Mississippi|
|Zach Farmer||P||Ohio||Ohio State|
|Jesse Roth||P||New Jersey||Virginia|
|Joe Alexander Jimenez||P||Puerto Rico||Florida International|
|Keenan Innis||OF||Georgia||Georgia Tech|
|Seth Martinez||P||Arizona||Arizona State|
|Bryce Welborn||P||Texas||Texas Tech|
|Ed Voyles||P||Georgia||Florida State|
|Jim Voyles||P||Georgia||Florida State|
|Colin Winters||OF||California||UC Santa Barbara|
|Brennon Lund||OF||Utah||Brigham Young|
|Cassidy Brown||C||Ohio||Loyola Marymount|
|Joseph Corrigan||1B||California||Southern California|
|Logan Koch||C||North Carolina||South Carolina|
|CJ Chatham||SS||Florida||Florida Atlantic|
|Nick Banks||OF||Texas||Texas A&M|
|Hunter Jarmon||OF||Texas||Oregon State|
|Dalton Duty||2B||Florida||Central Florida|
|Arden Pabst||C||California||Georgia Tech|
|Derek Rustich||3B||California||Texas Tech|
|Joe Dudek||1B||New Jersey||North Carolina|
|Austin Sexton||P||Alabama||Mississippi State|
|Zach Rice||P||Virginia||North Carolina|
|Alex Bostic||P||North Carolina||Clemson|
|Jae Roberts||3B||South Carolina||South Carolina|
|Tray Roberts||OF||South Carolina||Liberty|
|Christian Pelaez||P||Florida||Louisiana State|
|Trey Lee Cobb||P||Oklahoma||Oklahoma State|
|Elliott Barzilli||SS||California||Georgia Tech|
|Will Craig||P||Tennessee||Wake Forest|
|Spencer Trayner||SS||Florida||North Carolina|
|Jordan Howard||P||Georgia||Georgia Southern|
|Taylor Widener||OF||South Carolina||South Carolina|
|Danny Zardon||3B||Florida||Louisiana State|
|Tanner Draper||P||Utah||Oregon State|
|Logan Ice||C||Washington||Oregon State|
|John Pomeroy||P||Washington||Oregon State|
|John Parke||P||South Carolina||Clemson|
|Cody Bower||OF||New Mexico||New Mexico|
|Daniel Williams||OF||Texas||Weatherford JC|
|Tyler Allen||P||Texas||Louisiana State|
Yep that would keep the AGM. busy for a few days...
There are some big leaguers here. Some wouldn't sign because of the commitment they have to a good college program but I would still like to see where they are at.