Draft Signings: Chargois, Lovegrove, Oswalt

The latest noteworthy draft signings from around MLB, starting with a trio of pitchers…

  • The Twins have signed second round selection J.T. Chargois, according to Baseball America's Jim Callis (on Twitter). Chargois served as Rice's closer, and Callis notes that he can get his 93-95 mph fastball as high as 98 mph to go along with a plus curveball.
  • The Indians signed third round selection Kieran Lovegrove for $400K, as Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer first reported yesterday. The high school right-hander has a fastball that sits in the low 90s and has touched 94. His slider can be a wipeout pitch, and he has the makings of a decent changeup, according to Baseball America. The ASU recruit was born in South Africa, and he played some cricket growing up. He and two teammates have their own charity, the Going to Bat foundation.
  • The Mets signed seventh round selection Corey Oswalt for an over-slot bonus of $475K, Callis reports (on Twitter). The projectable high school right-hander has a fastball that sits in the 89-92 mph range.

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6 Comments on "Draft Signings: Chargois, Lovegrove, Oswalt"

3 years 3 months ago

Can’t wish anything but good for a guy named Lovegrove. He should change his first name to Sonny.

3 years 3 months ago

Really hoping those high school arms the Indians took pan out.  If they do, we could have a lights out rotation just as Kipnis and Santana enter their prime.  

3 years 3 months ago

Mitch Brown was a great pick. He had a lot of hype here in Minnesota and was disappointed the Twins didn’t draft him. He had one of the best curve balls among prep arms and good velocity.  

Trout Almonte
3 years 3 months ago

I’m guessing Corey is no relation to Roy?

3 years 3 months ago

You wouldn’t think so since they didn’t mention a relation.  However, stranger things have happened.  Or have they?

3 years 3 months ago

So glad to hear about Kieran.  Played with him back in little league, man was he stellar back then.  The indians are getting a great player and a fantastic person.