ROUNDS 8-10: Arnold, Katz, Endl

In the late rounds of the first day of the Amateur Draft the Braves snapped up more JUCO and High School talent selecting SS <B>William Arnold</B> <I>(#251)</I>, RHP <B>Jeff Katz</B> <I>(#281)</I>, and LHP <B>Brady Endl</B> <I>(#311)</I>.

EIGHTH ROUND PICK: #251, William Arnold, SS

VITAL STATISTICS
Height: 5'9"
Weight:160 lb.
Bats: R
Throws: R
Birthplace: Pace, Fla.
High School: Pace HS

College Bio:
One of the top returning players in the Panhandle Conference…was selected in the 29th Round of the First Year Player Draft by the Kansas City Royals... can get the job done at the plate and in the field... in the Fall, he became the first Eagle to ever sign with Louisiana State University... hard worker who comes ready to play everyday... 2003: A first-team All-Panhandle Conference selection after batting a team-best .357 with three home runs and 34 RBI... saw action in all 50 games... tied the Eagles' single-season record for triples (6) and led the PC and was second in the state in that category... led the team in runs (51), hits (65), slugging (.549), and stolen bases (22)... demonstrated great speed on the bases by swiping 22 stolen bases in 23 attempts... had 20 multi-hit games…recorded eight three-hit games…had three hitting streaks of at least seven games…was a perfect 4-for-4 against Pensacola on March 21... drove in four runs and scored three times against Chipola on March 29…collected three doubles against Chipola on April 19... HIGH SCHOOL: All-State Tournament team selection three consecutive years at Pace High School... voted to play in the 2002 Florida High School All-Star Game.


NINTH ROUND PICK: PICK# 281, Jeff Katz, RHP

RANKINGS:
  • Ranked #3 prospect in Lower New England by BA



    TENTH ROUND PICK: #311, Brady Endl, LHP, Wisconsin

    RANKINGS:
  • Ranked #4 among Wisconsin prospects

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