MLB Draft tracker … Warrior workouts

> Kekai Rios, C — 28th round by Milwaukee Brewers

> Dylan Thomas, P — 38th round by Minnesota Twins

> Beau Branton, 2B, Stanford (Punahou) — 28th round by Seattle Mariners

> Micah Bello, OF, Hilo High — 2nd round by Milwaukee Brewers

> Joey O’Brien, RHP/U, UH recruit — 6th round by Seattle Mariners

> Anthony Hoopi‘i-Tuionetoa, RHP/CF, Baldwin High — 16th round by Minnesota Twins

> Chris Allen, LHP, UH recruit — 20th round by Chicago Cubs

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Quarterback Jeremy Moussa
Quarterback Chevan Cordeiro
Quarterback Cole McDonald
Cornerbacks Rojesterman Farris II and Akil Francisco
Cornerbacks Zach Wilson and Austin Pang Kee
Wideout Eric Rooks
Akil Francisco and wideout Marcus Armstrong-Brown
Slotback Dakota Torres and Zach Wilson
Slotback Cedric Byrd and safety Kalen Hicks


  1. Ran June 6, 2018 7:01 am

    What time is the unsupervised workouts? I am on summer break, interested in attending

  2. justsomeguy June 6, 2018 7:13 am

    Excited to see what this year has to offer….. so much has changed.

  3. Da Punchbowl Kid June 6, 2018 9:58 am

    Mahalo for the pics, Stephen. Next best thing to watching a scrimmage or a game.


  4. Maddog50 June 6, 2018 10:29 am

    Great pics Stephen-hey Savich take a hike with your crap-

  5. Stephen Tsai June 6, 2018 10:58 am

    Text me

  6. Capt Ron June 6, 2018 12:38 pm

    Great photos!! Everyone’s looking in top shape, especially Quarterback Chevan Cordeiro. Is it just me or has he bulked up his upper body? Thanks, Stephen.

  7. suckkabooya June 6, 2018 1:02 pm

    Yep. He looks like Greg Salas in that picture, nice and big now. Good

  8. cappie the dog June 6, 2018 3:57 pm

    I am stupefied, or maybe biased, that Dylan Thomas was drafted so low.

    The money is not going to be there.

    He should come back.

    There is an overemphasis on speed.

    Thomas gets people out.

    And everybody strikes out these days.

    You don’t have to be Dave Kingman.

    You can be a singles hitter and still strike out 100+ times.

    Thomas is going to succeed in somebody’s farm league system.

    Kekai Rios should go.

  9. cappie the dog June 6, 2018 3:58 pm


    Let me know when I get annoying.

    The moderator does.

    I can take criticism.

  10. islandman June 6, 2018 4:25 pm

    9. ” … teams interested in selecting Thomas between the 10th and 15th rounds could not meet his asking price. ”
    (SA article today)

  11. islandman June 6, 2018 4:34 pm

    Rees coming back next year ?

  12. cappie the dog June 6, 2018 5:00 pm

    11. Thanks. That makes sense. Jackson Rees could still go the Pi’ikea Kiamura route and leave as a free agent. But I don’t think an underclassman would do that.

  13. tom-warriornation June 6, 2018 6:09 pm

    Great pics ST; keep them coming!

    I just reserved a block of 500 seats at the UH football road game at San Jose St (50-40 yard line seats right behind our Warriors) on Sept 29. To do this, I had to pay for 125 tickets upfront as a deposit. Can you help me out by buying your tix now. Mahalo. or text 415-324-0585

  14. cappie the dog June 7, 2018 6:34 am

    Jonny Homza went in the fifth round last year and signed with the Padres.

    He batted .228 in Rookie League ball.

    He is still in Rookie League ball.

    Austin Rubick went in the twentieth round and signed with the Brewers.

    He went 2-2 with an ERA of 6.14 in Rookie League ball.

    He is still in Rookie League ball.

    Conversely, Eric Ramirez was drafted out of high school, and unfortunately, if he wants to continue his baseball career, he’ll have to go the Independent League route.

    It worked for Patrick Scallibrini.

    Kaeo Aliviado and Max Duval were on the same indie team and the latter is pitching at AA.

    Like Hawaii recruit Chris Allen, Iolana Akau was drafted in the twentieth round.

    Joey O’Brien’s draft position is similar to Homza’s.

    It’s a crapshoot.

    2013 recruits Jake Bauers and Kean Wong are probably on the cusp of making their dreams come true.

    Blake Taylor, a second round draft pick, is at Class A Advanced. He is 2-2 with an ERA of 3.83, which are great numbers when you consider that he finally has a sample size of his potential. Taylor’s first four seasons were riddled with injuries.

    David Denison is out…of baseball.

  15. Kyle June 7, 2018 7:43 am

    Looks like we lost Chris Allen. At College of Marin (Jr. College) this year, he was 13-0 with a 1.34 ERA:

  16. islandman June 7, 2018 8:40 am

    Lost 6th round pick O’Brien too.
    Dylan could be a starter next season , per Trapasso. Hope he doesn’t wear out his arm in the Cape Cod league.

  17. azwarrior22 June 7, 2018 9:53 am

    Fish, RIP. You were a friend and mentor. I worked for you in the Promotions Dept at UHAD while I was a student at UH in the early 80’s. In later years, I’d visit you in Las Vegas when the Warriors were playing UNLV. You will be missed.

    Rusty Riguerra

  18. cappie the dog June 7, 2018 2:34 pm





  19. cappie the dog June 7, 2018 2:38 pm


    Matt Cooper had a lights-out senior season because he skipped Summer League ball.

    From what I can tell, he found marital bliss.

    Married with child.

    But I am disappointed he voluntarily retired.

    Quintin Torres-Costa seems to be having Cooper’s career.

    Same high strikeouts-per nine innings ratio.

  20. cappie the dog June 7, 2018 2:45 pm

    Only Erik Evans covered more ground in center field than Aliviado.

    Because Hawaii lacked power, I think Aliviado sacrificed his batting average for home runs.

    If Hawaii had any hitting talent during his career, Aliviado, in his junior and senior seasons, could have batted .300 or higher, and increased his chances of playing minor league ball.

  21. rabbit ears June 7, 2018 5:19 pm

    Eric Rameriz has his degree. Smart decision to come to UH.

  22. Paniolo June 8, 2018 6:49 am

    Great photos of our new Warriors working out. I hope there is more and maybe add some video shots of their workouts.
    I know its only wishful thinking, but I’d like to see local television (Khon, Kitv etc) sports run a story or two about these workouts. Just maybe by doing that, some fans might return to Aloha Stadium again and support our 2018 Warrior football team. They need all the publicity they can get as they prepare for the 2018 season.
    Stephen how about mention that suggestion to the Sportscasters of our local television station?

  23. Stephen Tsai June 8, 2018 7:35 am

    New post:

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