Thursday, June 09, 2005

Crying... Wolff?

Neither Schuyler Mann nor Zak Farkes was drafted today. However, it appears that John Wolff was. After reading this Pablo Torre story, I'll admit having to check elsewhere to make sure it wasn't an elaborate prank. But it wasn't.

Wolff, a reserve player on the Crimson, was picked in the 47th round—1,407th overall—by the Chicago White Sox. There are 50 rounds total.

The Armonk, N.Y., native out of Byram Hills High School played in just eight games in 2005 and started two of them, registering one hit in 11 plate appearances. He missed his entire freshman year due to injury, and appeared in nine games in 2004, going 4-for-8 on the season.

Wolff’s father, Rick Wolff ’74, was drafted after his junior year at Harvard by the Detroit Tigers, while his grandfather, the famous Bob Wolff, was a Hall of Fame broadcaster most notable for his work with the Washington Senators.

So figure that one out.

Pablo also pointed out in an e-mail that if you go to's draftcaster (linked from here and check out the scouting video for St. John's pitcher John Sullivan, it's from his start against us at the Metrodome in the opening weekend this past year. Relive Matt Vance's early OBP tear! See Chris Mackey bat! Good times. He's pick #583 on Day Two.

1 comment:

mb said...

The complete Ivy rundown from Dartmouth's website:
The other Ivy League selections include Princeton outfielder Will Venable, who was selected by the San Diego Padres in the seventh round, and Yale right-handed starter Josh Sowers, who went to the Toronto Blue Jays in the 10th round. Brown outfielder Matt Kutler was chosen in the 24th round by Florida, followed by Faiola in the 32nd round. Penn catcher Nick Pulos was picked in the 38th round by Oakland, while Brown outfielder Eric Larson was selected by Toronto in the 44th round. The final two Ivy picks were Princeton left-handed pitcher Worth (Rufus) Lumry, who was taken by Seattle in the 46th round, and Harvard infielder John Wolff, who went to the Chicago White Sox in the 47th round.