They were roommates in 2009 playing in Venezuela for the 2009 United States Pan Am team. In 2010 they were two of the first three picks in the 2010 draft, sandwiched between another of their teammates. They became major leaguers in 2012, playing for teams about one hour from each other, both considered franchise players for their major league team. They are Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.
Both starred for the 18 and under team playing in the Pan Am games in Venezuela that finished 8-0, beating a Cuban team with outfielder Jorge Soler twice. They were not the only stars on that tema. Jameson Taillon struck out 16 Cubans in the championship match, including Jorge Soler twice. Taillon didn’t give up a run in two starts, pitching 13 plus innings and striking out 28. He was the second player selected in the 2010 draft, just after Harper and in front of Machado.
Manny hit .367 with two homeruns and nine RBIs on that 2009 team. Bryce hit .294 with two homeruns and 12 RBIs. The big RBI bat on that team was Brian Ragira, who hit .241 with two homeruns and 14 RBIs. Brian chose to go to Stanford and is considered by Baseball America the 25th best college prospect in the 2013 draft. He was drafted by the Rangers in the 30th round in 2010 but chose to play for Stanford instead.
Other noteable players on the 2009 team include Kevin Gausman, drafted in the first round of the 2012 draft by the Baltimore Orioles. Gausman had four relief appearances with a 1.93 ERA. Nick Castellanos was a Tiger supplemental pick first round pick in 2010 and is considered the Tigers top prospect. He hit .308 with one homerun and eight RBIs for the 2009 team.
Karsten Whitson was a first round pick of the Padres in 2010 but chose to go to Florida instead. He is considered the 18th top college propsect in the 2013 draft. He only got one start on the 2009 team, working five innings without giving up a run, walking four and striking out nine.
Nicholas Delmonico is the third Oriole from the 2009 team. He was drafted in the sixth round of the 2011 draft, hitting only .250 as a 17 year old. He was rated the Orioles fourth rated prospect in 2013 and hopes to join Gausman and Machado to lead the Orioles to a World Series championship.
Cody Buckel was a second round pick of the Texas Rangers and is considered their eighth rated prospect. Garin Cecchini was a fourth round pick in 2010 by the Boston Red Sox and is their seventh rated prospect. Sean Coyle is his Red Sox teammate and though he was drafted in the third round of the 2010 draft his prospect status has dropped while Cecchini’s has risen in the Red Sox system.
Robbie Ray was on that 2009 team and hopes to be a teammate again with Bryce Harper. He was drafted by the Nationals in the 12th round of the 2010 draft. He needs to improve on his 4-12, 6.56 2012 Potomac season.
Tony Wolters was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the third round of the 2010 draft but like Coyle his prospect status has stalled as he tries to rise up the Indians prospect ladder. He plays the middle infield made more crowded by Francisco Lindor, Dorssys Paulino and Ronny Rodriguez.
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