Wrapping up Rounds 4-17 

June, 10, 2009

The second day of the 2009 MLB draft had some big names many expected to be off the board in Rounds 1 through 3. Oakland finally took Yuba City (Calif.) H.S. catcher Max Stassi in Round 4, with fellow backstop Luke Bailey of Troup County H.S. (LaGrange, Ga.) going to Tampa Bay 16 picks later. Other fourth-round picks of note included Arizona closer Jason Stoffel going to San Francisco, RHP Keyvius Sampson of Ocala Forest H.S. (Fla.) landing with the Padres and freshman-eligible left-hander Chris Dwyer of Clemson heading to Kansas City.

Minnesota took 2B Derek McCallum from the University of Minnesota, while first baseman Jeff Malm of Bishop Gorman H.S. (Las Vegas) went to the Rays in Round 5. In Round 6, sophomore-eligible left-hander Brooks Raley went to the Cubs, and Ian Krol of Neuqua Valley H.S. (Ill.) went to Oakland. Krol did not pitch for his high school this season after being suspended for breaking school rules and ultimately could decide to head to Arizona, where he has a full-ride scholarship.