Here's Part II of my look at the NL West's 2nd Round draft picks during this decade.
Los Angeles Dodgers:
2000 - Joel Hanrahan, RHP, Iowa HS - Hanrahan toiled for seven seasons in the Dodgers system before signing with the Washington Nationals during the '06-'07 season. He should have reached Los Angeles in 2004 or 2005, but injuries slowed him down. He never played for the Dodgers, but he reached the majors in 2007 with the Nationals. In 2008, Hanrahan pitched out of the 'pen and became the team's closer in August. A win for the Nationals with this pick.
2001 - Brian Pilkington, RHP, California HS - Pilkington is a nephew of Bert Blyleven's; unfortunately, he didn't turn out to be his uncle. He never had overpowering stuff, but advanced all the way up to Double-A in 2003. He went down with, I believe, an arm injury in 2004, missing the entire season. Back to High-A ball in 2005, Pilkington has been out of baseball since.
2002 - Jonathan Broxton, RHP, Georgia HS - Now closing for the Los Angeles Dodgers. . . .
As compensation for the loss of Chan Ho Park, the Dodgers selected Zachary Hammes, and high school pithcer from Iowa. He's still with the Dodgers, but at this point it's doubtful he'll turn into anything useful. Outside of his pro debut, Hammes has never had an ERA in the 3's or a WHIP in the 1.2 area.
2003 - Chuck Tiffany, LHP, California HS - Tiffany was looking good after the 2005 season. He had consecutive seasons of 100+ K's and kept his walks to an acceptable level. Then a shoulder injury after four starts in 2006 saw him miss the rest of that season and all of 2007. He's now with the Devil Rays, pitching out of the 'pen.
2004 - Blake Johnson, RHP, Louisiana HS - Johnson was traded to the Kansas City Royals in 2006. You know the trade: Johnson, Odalis Perez, and another guy went to the Royals for Elmer Dessens. Johnson pitched in Double-A in 2008.
2005 - Joshua Wall, RHP, Louisiana HS - Wall was the Dodger's own draft choice in this round. Wall took a step back in 2008, posting a 6.28 ERA and 1.67 WHIP.
Ivan DeJesus was compensation for Adrian Beltre. DeJesus has performed better as he's advanced up the ladder, posting an .842 OPS in Double-A in 2008. Not much power, but he's good with the glove.
2007 - Michael Watt, LHP, California HS - Michael Watt can tell everyone in the future that he was traded for Greg Maddux in 2008 if the rest of his career doesn't pan out. He spent 2008 in the Pioneer League, so he has a long way to go.
2008 - Josh Lindblom, RHP, Purdue - Lindblom made eight starts in the MWL league and started one game in Double-A. We might see him soon in a Dodgers uniform.
Join me after the jump for the rest.
San Francisco Giants
2000 - Lance Niekro, 1B, Florida Southern College - Niekro could hit in the minors, but he never got the hang of it in the majors. He played 113 games for the Giants in 2005 and in 66 in 2006. He played for the Astros' Triple-A team in 2008.
2001 - Jesse Foppert, RHP, University of San Francisco - The hype surrounding Foppert was enormous, and he couldn't live up to it. 2002 put him on the fast track to the majors, and he started 21 games for the Giants in 2003. He required Tommy John surgery at the end of the season. He hasn't come back all the way from TJ surgery, but is stil pitching in the San Francisco system (after a brief stop in the Mariners organization).
2002 - Fred Lewis, OF, Southern University - Fred Lewis hit for the cycle against the Rockies in 2007. He'll be Giants starting left fielder again in 2009.
2003 - Nate Schierholtz, OF, Chabot College - Schierholtz has paid his dues in the minors, producing at every level. In limited playing time with the Giants, Schierholtz has done similarly, but he's out of luck as of now for a starting position with the Giants.
The Giants also selected Todd Jennings, a college catcher. He hit the wall at Double-A, though he did well in 37 Triple-A at-bats in 2008. Yeah, move along.
2004 - Eddy Martinez-Esteve, OF, Florida State - Martinez-Esteve is curently the most recent 2nd round draft pick by the Giants. He played at four levels in 2004, finishing the season at High-A ball. He spent all of 2005 back there, but 2006 was a lost season after injuring his shoulder. 2007 was spent at three levels, but 2008 saw Martinez-Esteve perform well. If he can recover the power he once had, Martinez-Esteve looks a whole lot better as a productive major leaguer--just not sure to what extent.
San Diego Padres
2000 - Xavier Nady, OF, Cal-Berkeley - Had a few seasons with the Padres, moved to the Mets, then the Pirates, and is currently with the Yankees. Considered the top hitter in the 2000 draft, Nady fell due to the presence of Scott Boras as his agent, He's battled injuries throughout his career.
2001 - Matt Harrington, RHP, California - Didn't sign.
2002 - Michael Johnson, 1B, Clemson - Injuries, injuries, injuries. He only played in 100+ games once, in 2007. He didn't play in 2008.
2003 - Daniel Moore, LHP, North Carolina - He had a rotator cuff tear in 2004 and hasn't been seen since.
2005 - Nick Hundley, C, Arizona - Hundley played 60 games for the Padres in 2008 and should start for the team in 2009.
Also selected was Chase Headley, OF, Tennessee. He'll start in left for the Padres in 2009.
2006 - Wade LeBlanc, LHP, Alabama - Made four starts for the Padres in 2008. Fifth starter in 2009?
Also selected was Chad Huffman, OF, TCU. .802 OPS in Double-A in 2008, should spend 2009 in Triple-A.
2007 - Brad Chalk, OF, Clemson - Chalk doesn't strike out much (55 in 2008) and walks close to that number (45), but he slugged only .340.
Also selected was Eric Sogard, INF, Arizona State. Not exactly a whiz with the glove, but he did post and .847 OPS in the Cal League. Double-A is the test for him.
2008 - James Darnell, 3B, South Carolina - Had 67 at-bats, 1.044 OPS with Eugene in the Northwest League