The 2013 Hunlock Series Draft was completed a few hours ago. The managers of the five teams had a plethora of talent to choose from with 82 players drafted over 17 rounds.
THE FIRST ROUND PICKS
On a toss of a coin White Lightning were given the first pick. Without hesitation manager, Carlos Casal Jr., announced that the first pick of the 2013 Hunlock Series Draft is Herts Ravens and Great Britain Under-16 national team pitcher, Tom Everex-Armstrong. With all other teams having the advantage of two co-managers and an extra player as a result, their turn was skipped. The table turned full circle and White Lightning made their second pick. It was Herts Ravens and GB U16 team catcher, Conner Brown.
Next it was the turn of the Red Roosters to make their first pick. Co-Manager Ken Pike went for Liam Green, who is used to being quite high up in the picking order. he played for the Herts Ravens in AAA and Herts Falcons in NBL this year.
Black Widows Co-Manager, Andrew Slater, decided to select Herts Falcons pitcher and first baseman, Darrin Ward.
The Blue Dogs Co-Managers, Joseph Osborne-Brade and ben Marques were next and their first pick was two-time NBL MVP, Ryan Bird.
The last pick of the first round was made by the Green team, managed by Cris Hiche and Duncan Hoyle. They went for Herts Falcons versatile player, John Blose, who offers so much value offensively, defensively and he will also be able to help his team on the pitching mound.
FREE AGENTS AND TRADES
The full team rosters determined at last night’s draft are shown here. Several more players have become available as free agents after the draft and they will be drafted in due course. We will keep you updated about free agent signings and trades over the three weeks of the Series.
New players aged 14 or above, regardless of whether they are members of Herts or another club, can be added to the teams at any point. Players play free of charge. To be added to the teams or for more details contact Herts Baseball Club.
The Series commence this Saturday, 28 September, with all 5 teams in action. The first games start at 10:30am at Grovehill Ballpark in Hemel Hempstead. Admission is free and fans can enjoy food and drinks at the concessions stand. For complete Series schedule click here.