Thursday, August 9, 2012

Switch Pitchers in the MLB Player Draft

2013 MLB Player Draft

Drafted by the SF Giant in the 35th round (#1062 overall) of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft from Coquitt County High School, Moultrie, GA.
Bats: Both, Throws: Both  Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 lb. 

2012 MLB Player Draft

Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 5th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Centralia HS (Centralia, WA).
Bats: Left, Throws: Both  Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb. 

Bijan Rademacher 

Orange Coast College, California 
LHP drafted by Cubs in the 13th round (#404 overall) in 2012 
Bats: Left, Throws: Both  Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 lb.   

2010 MLB Player Draft

Drew G. Vettleson
Drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 1st round (42nd) of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft from Central Kitsap HS (Silverdale, WA).  
Bats: Left, Throws: RightHeight: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb. 

2008 MLB Player Draft

Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 45th round of the 2007 MLB June Amateur Draft from Creighton University (Omaha, NE) and the New York Yankees in the 20th round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft from Creighton University (Omaha, NE). 
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Venditte typically throws with the hand needed to gain the platoon advantage. 
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb. 

2003 MLB Player Draft

Brandon Berdoll
Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 27th round of the 2003 MLB June Amateur Draft from Temple College (Temple, TX). (baseball-reference)

1982 MLB Player Draft

Jeffrey William Schwarz

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right (Ambidextrous)
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 190 lb.
BornMay 201964 in Fort Pierce, FL (Age 48) 
Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 24th round of the 1982 amateur draft. (All Transactions)DebutApril 24, 1993
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Angels 1993-1994

1976 MLB Player Draft

Drafted by the California Angels in the 10th round of the 1974 MLB June Amateur Draft from Los Alamitos HS (Los Alamitos, CA)the New York Mets in the 4th round of the 1975 MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase from Long Beach City College (Long Beach, CA) and the New York Mets in the 7th round of the 1976 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase from Long Beach City College (Long Beach, CA). 

Bats: Both, Throws: RightHarris alternated arms during one game. 
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 165 lb. 

Teams: New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Montreal Expos, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. 
Switch pitched for one inning in the major leagues.


Paul Rapier Richards
Position: Catcher Bats: Right, Throws: Right  
(Ambidextrous in pitcher in high school) 
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.
High School: Waxahachie HS (Waxahachie, TX)
(pronounced Walks-tin- HATCH-ce)
Debut: April 17, 1932 Final Game: September 22, 1946  

Paul Richards was an ambidextrous high school pitcher, from Waxahachie, TX, who won a doubleheader by throwing righty the first game and lefty the second.  ... And he won both games! 
"In high school, I was the shortstop, the right-handed relief pitcher and the left-handed relief pitcher." (Richards interview by Red Smith, NY Times)

Richards pitched with both hands in Minor League game on July 23, 1928 for the Muskogee Chiefs of the Class C Western Association against the Topeka Jayhawks.

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