Fall 2007 Issue

Fall 2007 Issue

Casanova and Brown tabbed by MLB's Dodgers, Angels

Gabriel Casanova blasts a two-run homer against defending national champs Tampa on Feb. 3 leading the Bucs to a 6-5 victory.
Jayson Brown puts in the hard work that allowed him to set records for career ERA and opponent's batting average.

Two former Buccaneers were selected in the 2007 Major League Baseball Rule 4 draft. It was the first time Barry has had two players selected in the same draft.

Second baseman Gabriel Casanova was tabbed by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 37th round (1128 pick). Casanova led the Bucs by hitting .388 with 62 RBI. From Mar. 24 to Apr. 21, he drove in at least one run in 16 straight games with 11 multi-RBI contests.

Former Buccaneer Jayson Brown was selected in the 39th round by the Los Angeles Angels with the 1185th pick. He led the Bucs with a 1.65 ERA in seven starts, posting a 3-4 mark. He struck out 51 in 49 innings, while walking just nine and held opponents to a .210 batting average. He set Barry career records with a 2.40 ERA and a .219 opponent's average and tied the mark with three shutouts.

Casanova will report to the Dodgers' minor league facility in Vero Beach and then likely be assigned to the Ogden Raptors in the Pioneer League.

Brown has already reported to the Angels facility in Tempe, Arizona, and will likely head to Orem, Utah, to play with the Owlz after mini-camp.