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Welcome to Pro Ball: Reviewing 2013 MLB supplemental second round

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Here's a look at the supplemental second round of the 2013 MLB draft.

Chad Pinder (on the left, obviously)
Chad Pinder (on the left, obviously)
Joel Auerbach, Getty Images

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.