2008 Draft Helped Replenish System
Mike McGuire ... 43rd pick, from Delaware.
Mike McGuire ... 43rd pick, from Delaware.
Indians Ink
Posted Jan 30, 2009


The Indians enter 2009 with a replenished farm system. They acquired prospects Matt LaPorta and Michael Brantley (Brewers), Carlos Santana and John Meloan (Dodgers) and Luis Valbuena (Mariners) in trades to prop up a system that had sent its best on to the majors. Lonnie Chisenhall, Cord Phelps, Jeremie Tice, Tim Fedroff, Trey Haley, Clayton Cook, T.J. House and Eric Berger were top draft picks.

The Indians had 50 picks in the 2008 draft, selecting:
36 college players (26 signed)
14 high schoolers (four signed)
24 right-handed pitchers
7 left-handed pitchers
10 infielders
7 outfielders
2 catchers

The Indians signed 30 of their picks. Here's the complete list, with signing bonuses (where available ... NA means the figure has not been released).

2008 CLEVELAND INDIANS JUNE DRAFT SELECTIONS

ROUND 1 Lonnie Chisenhall, signed for: $1,100,000
INF; Pitt CC (NC); 6’1; 200; L/R; Born 10/4/88 (19);
Resides in Newport, NC; Scout: Mayer.

ROUND 2 Curtis (Trey) Haley, signed for: $1,250,000
RHP; San Augustine HS; 6’3; 175; R/R; Born 6/21/90 (17);
Resides in San Augustine, TX; Scout: Cullen.

ROUND 3 Cord Phelps, signed for: $327,000
INF; Stanford; 6’2; 200; S/R; Born 1/23/87 (21);
Resides in Gaviota, CA; Scout: Lyle.

ROUND 4 David Roberts, signed for: $200,000
RHP; Long Beach State; 6’3; 220; L/R; Born 10/29/86 (21);
Resides in Renton, WA; Scout: Smith.

ROUND 5 Zachary Putnam, signed for: $600,000
RHP; Michigan; 6’2; 225; R/R; Born 7/3/87 (20);
Resides in Ann Arbor, MI; Scout: Ross.

ROUND 6 Jeremie Tice, signed for: $120,000
INF; College of Charleston (SC); 6’1; 220; R/R; Born 9/25/86 (21);
Resides in Dacula, GA; Scout: Gillispie.

ROUND 7 Tim Fedroff, signed for $725,000
OF; North Carolina; 5’11; 190; L/R; Born 2/4/87 (21);
Resides in Flagtown, NJ; Scout: Mayer.

ROUND 8 Eric Berger, signed for: $125,000
LHP; Arizona; 6’2; 210; L/L; Born 4/22/86 (22);
Resides in Roseville, CA; Scout: Geronimo.

ROUND 9 Clayton Cook, signed for: $115,000
RHP; Amarillo HS; 6’3; 175; R/R; Born 7/23/90 (17);
Resides in Amarillo, TX; Scout: Cullen.

ROUND 10 Donnie Webb, signed for: $100,000
OF; Oklahoma State; 5’11; 190; S/R; Born 4/30/86 (22);
Resides in Stillwater, OK; Scout: Cullen.

ROUND 11 Matt Langwell, signed for: NA
RHP; Rice; 6’3; 220; R/R; Born 5/6/86 (22);
Resides in College Station, TX; Scout: Pajari.

ROUND 12 Guido Fonseca, signed for: NA
RHP; Northern Iowa; 6’0; 260; R/R; Born 9/15/85 (22);
Resides in West Covina, CA; Scout: Abney.

ROUND 13 Adam Abraham, signed for: NA
INF; Michigan; 6’0; 215; R/R; Born 3/27/87 (21);
Resides in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI; Scout: Ross.

ROUND 14 Carlos Moncrief, signed for: $150,000
RHP; Chipola JC; 6’1; 210; L/R; Born 11/3/88 (19);
Resides in Jackson, MS; Scout: Bartlett.

ROUND 15 Jason Rodriguez, signed for: NA
INF; Nevada Reno; 6’0; 195; L/R; Born 12/6/85 (22);
Resides in Rancho Cucamonga, CA; Scout: Lyle.

ROUND 16 Glenn (T.J.) House, signed for: $750,000
LHP; Picayune HS; 6’2; 215; R/L; Born 9/29/89 (18);
Resides in Picayune, MS; Scout: Bartlett.

ROUND 17 Mitch Morman, unsigned
RHP; Des Moines Area CC; 6’6; 220; R/R; Born 3/17/89 (19);
Resides in Manchester, IA; Scout: Abney.

ROUND 18 Kaimi Mead, signed for: NA
LHP; Hawaii Pacific; 5’11; 185; L/L; Born 8/19/85 (22);
Resides in Honolulu, HI; Scout: Geronimo.

ROUND 19 Nate Recknagel, signed for: NA
1B; Michigan; 6’2; 225; R/R; Born 4/29/86 (22);
Resides in Lake Orion, MI; Scout: Ross.

ROUND 20 Marty Popham, signed for: NA
RHP; Union College; 6’6; 235; R/R; Born 8/4/87 (20);
Resides in Louisville, KY; Scout: Ross.

ROUND 21 Ryan Blair, signed for: NA
OF; Sacramento State; 6’2; 200; L/R; Born 4/6/86 (22);
Resides in Visalia, CA; Scout: Lyle.

ROUND 22 Bryce Stowell, signed for: $725,000
RHP; UC Irvine; 6’2; 205; R/R; Born 9/23/86 (21);
Resides in La Habra, CA; Scout: Smith.

ROUND 23 Otto Roberts, unsigned
RHP; Belleville West HS; 6’5; 200; R/R; Born 12/17/89 (18);
Resides in Belleville, IL; Scout: Ewing.

ROUND 24 Kevin Fontanez, signed for: NA
INF; Puerto Rico Baseball Academy HS; 5’11; 170; R/R; Born 6/21/90 (17);
Resides in Caguas, PR; Scout: Soper.

ROUND 25 Steve Smith, signed for: NA
RHP; Ouachita Baptist; 6’0; 195; R/R; Born 10/27/85 (22);
Resides in Texarkana, AR; Scout: Abney.

ROUND 26 Moises Montero, signed for: $200,000
C; Chipola JC; 6’0; 220; R/R; Born 11/4/89 (18);
Resides in Orlando, FL; Scout: Bartlett.

ROUND 27 Michael Goodnight, unsigned
RHP; Westside HS; 6’4; 205; R/R; Born 6/10/89 (18);
Resides in Houston, TX; Scout: Pajari.

ROUND 28 Russell Young, signed for: NA
LHP; Dartmouth; 6’4; 210; L/L; Born 11/27/85 (22);
Resides in Cleburne, TX; Scout: Urcheck.

ROUND 29 Ryan McCarney, unsigned
RHP; College of Canyons; 6’2; 180; S/R; Born 2/24/87 (21);
Resides in Agua Dulce, CA; Scout: Sagisi.

ROUND 30 Jeff Walters, unsigned
RHP; St. Petersburg JC; 6’3; 185; R/R; Born 11/6/87 (20);
Resides in Windermere, FL; Scout: Soper.

ROUND 31 Trevor Cousineau, unsigned
LHP; Davison HS; 6’5; 230; L/L; Born 6/27/89 (18);
Resides in Davison, MI; Scout: Ross.

ROUND 32 Nick Christiani, unsigned
RHP; Vanderbilt; 6’0; 185; R/R; Born 7/17/87 (20);
Resides in Linden, NJ; Scout: Bartlett.

ROUND 33 Roberto Perez, signed for: NA
C; Lake City CC; 6’0; 200; R/R; Born 12/23/88 (19);
Resides in Mayaguez, PR; Scout: Soper.

ROUND 34 Collin Brennan, unsigned
RHP; Bradley; 6’6; 190; R/R; Born 12/23/86 (21);
Resides in Williamsville, IL; Scout: Ewing.

ROUND 35 Egan Smith, unsigned
LHP; CC Southern Nevada; 6’5; 200; L/L; Born 3/16/89 (19);
Resides in Pleasant Grove, UT; Scout: Geronimo.

ROUND 36 Adam Warren, unsigned
RHP; North Carolina; 6’3; 215; R/R; Born 8/25/87 (20);
Resides in New Bern, NC; Scout: Mayer.

ROUND 37 Chadwick Bell, unsigned
LHP; Walters State CC; 6’4; 210; R/L; Born 2/28/89 (19);
Resides in Knoxville, TN; Scout: Bartlett.

ROUND 38 Brian Grening, signed for: NA
RHP; Cal Poly State; 5’11; 200; R/R; Born 6/10/85 (22);
Resides in San Luis Obispo, CA; Scout: Sagisi.

ROUND 39 Edwin Burns, signed for: NA
RHP; Georgia Tech; 6’8; 225, R/R; Born 9/21/85 (22);
Resides in Douglasville, GA; Scout: Gillispie.

ROUND 40 Tim Palincsar, signed for: $100,000
OF; Texas-San Antonio; 6’3; 190; L/L; Born 4/4/87 (21);
Resides in College Station, TX; Scout: Pajari.

ROUND 41 Adam Matthews, unsigned
OF; White Knoll; 6’1; 185; R/R; Born 4/10/90 (18);
Resides in Lexington, SC; Scout: Gillispie.

ROUND 42 Logan Thompson, unsigned
INF; Jupiter Community HS; 5’10; 150; R/R; Born 8/4/89 (18);
Resides in Tequesta, FL; Scout: Soper.

ROUND 43 Mike McGuire, signed for: NA
RHP; Delaware; 6’7; 240; R/R; Born 6/29/86 (21);
Resides in Swarthmore, PA; Scout: Mayer.

ROUND 44 Cory White, unsigned
RHP; Rend Lake CC; 6’1; 180; R/R; Born 5/22/88 (20);
Resides in South Fulton, TN; Scout: Ewing.

ROUND 45 Dean Laganosky, unsigned
OF; Haverford College; 6’2; 190; R/R; Born 4/26/87 (21);
Resides in Wilmington, DE; Scout: Urcheck.

ROUND 46 Matthew Ramsey, unsigned
RHP; Farragut HS; 5’11; 187; R/R; Born 9/24/89 (18);
Resides in Knoxville, TN; Scout: Bartlett.

ROUND 47 Randon Henika, unsigned
INF; Garber HS; 6’2; 180; R/R; Born 8/2/90 (17);
Resides in Bay City, MI; Scout: Ross.

ROUND 48 Troy White, unsigned
INF; Whitney Young HS; 6’0; 190; R/R; Born 8/2/90 (17);
Resides in Chicago, IL; Scout: Ewing.

ROUND 49 Devin Jones unsigned,
RHP; Eupora HS; 6’3; 175; R/R; Born 7/4/90 (17);
Resides in Eupora, MS; Scout: Bartlett.

ROUND 50 Hector Acosta-Carrillo, unsigned
OF; Junction City HS; 6’1; 205; R/R; Born 7/10/90 (17);
Resides in Ogden, KS; Scout: Abney.


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