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My Rank Name Last Name , POS , Schools Report
1 Anthony Rendon , 3B , Rice : Rendon has all the skills to be a great MLB 3B. Great power, good defense, strong arm. Easily the best prospect in the 2011 draft. Could be a top-tier 3B in the years to come.
2 Matt Purke , LHP , Texas Christian : Purke has a fastball that can reach the mid 90's and a nasty slider that are both plus pitches now. He has good command and poise. A future ace.
3 Gerrit Cole , RHP , UCLA : Cole has a great arm and can run it up to 98. He has a sharp curve and has a workhorse build. His only drawback is his command.
4 Sonny Gray , RHP , Vanderbilt : Gray has front of the rotation stuff, but is a short righthander. I don't care because he has the stuff and attitude to succeed and he could do it quickly after he is signed.
5 Daniel Norris , LHP , Science Hill HS, Johnson City, Tenn. : Norris has a 92-96 MPH FB with a plus CB and a good change for a HS pitcher, especially a lefty. He has room to get better and he needs polish.
6 Travis Harrison , OF/3B , Tustin (Calif.) HS : Harrison swings stiff some times but so did Harmon Killebrew. He is the best power hitting prep in the class. He's a good athlete so his mechanical issues should get ironed out quickly. My favorite prep bat in the class.
7 Taylor Jungmann , RHP , Texas : Jungmann has a FB that can sit mid 90's. He has two different breaking balls that are both outpitches at times. He doesn't scream ace, but should be a near lock for a 3rd starter if injury doesn’t strike and that is pretty valuable.
8 Trevor Bauer , RHP , UCLA : Bauer gets a Lincecum comp a lot. That is unfair to Bauer, because he isn't THAT good, but he is very good in his own right. Known for his unique warm ups, he has the arm to back up his attitude. He's a bulldog armed with a low 90's FB and a plus CB with good command and a good CH as well.
9 Jackie Bradley , OF , South Carolina : Bradley is a well rounded package with no huge tools. He has a plus arm, good range in CF and good speed. He has a quick bat and makes good contact. The one thing he lacks is power, but it may come. He had a wrist injury last season, so this season will show if that will be one of his playable
10 George Springer , OF , Connecticut : Springer has a ton of upside. He has enormous power, a great arm, good speed and can cover CF right now. He needs to work on hitting good offspeed pitches but he could be special.
11 Archie Bradley , RHP , Broken Arrow (Okla.) HS : Bradley is a great athlete who has a plus mid 90's fastball and a plus breaking ball. He's a two sport star committed to Oklahoma.
12 Bubba Starling , OF/RHP , Gardner Edgerton HS, Gardner, Kan. : Starling is a great athlete who can pitch, but will be an Outfielder if he doesn't end up a QB. He reminds me of a more athletic David McCarty, the former top Twins Prospect.
13 Dylan Bundy , RHP , Owasso (Okla.) HS : Bundy is the high school version of Gray, maybe a touch taller. He's a short righty who throws mid 90's with a plus breaking ball. He has some mileage on his arm though and is committed to Texas, where they don't take it easy on their pitchers.
14 Alex Meyer , RHP , Kentucky : Meyer has a mid 90's FB and a hammer curve with good control for a guy his size. Near Lock 1st rounder.
15 Austin Hedges , C , JSerra Catholic, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. : Hedges is loose and athletic for a catcher. He may not be built like a rock, but he can catch and he's a good hitter. He reminds me a little of Buster Posey.
16 Joshua Tobias , 2B , Southeast Guilford Greensboro NC : Tobias is a 3B now, but I think his arm will relegate him to 2B. He is short and stocky and has a really quick bat. He is really fast and has a lot of raw power. He could be a 20-20 guy at 2B.
17 Henry Owens , LHP , Edison HS, Huntington Beach, Calif. : Big lefty sits low 90's but could add a few MPH's when he adds strength. He knows what he's doing on the mound. He has a big, slow breaking ball as well.
18 Michael Kelly , P , West Boca Raton (Boca Raton Fla.) : Kelly is a long lean projectable righty. He can already hit 96 so there could be more in there. He has a decent breaking ball and is a Florida commit.
19 Matt Barnes , RHP , Connecticut : Barnes is flying up draft charts with a great summer and a mid to upper 90's FB. He has a nice breaking ball that he is commanding better recently. Looking like a lock for the first round right now.
20 Dillon Howard , RHP , Searcy (Ark.) HS : Howard is a tall righty who can run it up to the mid 90's but sits more 92-93. Has a powerful low 80's slider as well as a solid changeup from a high schooler.
21 Jack Armstrong , RHP , Vanderbilt : Armstrong has a lot of projection. He has the arm to throw mid 90's and can spin a curve but he's still inconsistent with his command.
22 Alex Dickerson , OF , Indiana : Dickerson's value is mostly in his bat but it has a lot of value. He has big power and can hit for average as well.
23 Dillon Maples , RHP , Pinecrest HS, Southern Pines, N.C. : Maples has a low 90's fastball and a sharp slider. He needs some polish but he has a lot of potential.
24 Zach Cone , OF , Georgia : Cone is an under the radar 5 tool guy, if that's possible. Watching Georgia, he stands out as a potential star but he is raw and inconsistent. Potential high reward guy.
25 Nick Burdi , RHP , Downers Grove South Downers Grove IL : Burdi can hit 95 and has good movement on his FB. Tight Slider is a solid pitch.
26 Blake Swihart , C , Rio Rancho, N.M. : Swihart has a line drive swing with potential for home run power. He is a solild defensively and is one of the best catching prospects in the 2011 draft.
27 Derek Fisher , OF , Cedar Crest, Rexmont, PA : Fisher has a beautiful swing. He's already 6'3, 205 and could end up outgrowing the OF. He should hit enough for any position though.
28 Danny Hultzen , LHP , Virginia : Hultzen has a low 90's fastball and is one of the safer picks in the draft.
29 Riccio Torrez , SS , Arizona State : Torrez has a good bat and should be able to play in the middle infield, at 2B more likely than SS, though. He could be an offensive 2B while being very solid defensively.
30 Mikie Mahtook , OF , Louisiana State : Mahtook is a gamer. He has a solid arm and have above average speed. Can handle CF defensively and has some pop. He's more of a line drive hitter but he's not just a slap hitter.
31 Levi Michael , 2B , North Carolina : Michael could be an above average offensive 2B. He has a nice line drive swing, good speed and arm and is strong defensively.
32 Tyler Beede , RHP , Lawrence Academy, Groton, Mass. : Beede has a projectable body and already has a 4 pitch mix that he has command of. He is polished and has the upside of a #2 starter.
33 Kevin Jacob , P , Georgia Tech : Jacob is a tall righty who can run it up to 99. He's had injury issues in the past and is a senior, so I'm not sure where he'll go in the draft. He's a Boras client as well.
34 Preston Tucker , 1B , Florida : Tucker has a great approach and looks like he could be a middle of the lineup kind of guy, but he doesn't hit the ball with authority often.
35 B.A. Vollmuth , SS , Southern Mississippi : Vollmuth is big for a SS and may have to move to 3B if he looses a step. He should have average power for a 3B but his contact is an issue.
36 Rookie Davis , P-IF , Dixon HS, Holly Ridge N.C. : Davis is a massive kid who can hit for enormous power with good bat speed. He is also a pitcher. He throws in the low 90's with a nice curve.
37 Christian Montgomery , RHP , Lawrence Central HS, Indianapolis : Montgomery has a 92-95 MPH fastball with a really good breaking ball and a nice changeup. His biggest flaw is his weight but it doesn't bother me as long it doesn't hurt his endurance.
38 Brandon Nimmo , CF , East HS,Cheyenne, Wyo. : Nimmo doesn't have high school ball where he is from, so he is raw since he only plays summer ball. He has a great feel for hitting though.
39 Bryan Brickhouse , RHP , The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas) : Brickhouse is a loose lean righty with potential. His command is lacking and doesn't have the stuff of his former teammate Jameson Taillon. He needs to gain polish but has a good ceiling.
40 Austin Slater , SS , The Bolles HS, Jacksonville, Fla. : Slater has a really nice swing with some power. His range may make him more suited for 3B and he definitely has the arm for the hot corner.
41 Greg Bird , C , Grandview HS : Bird is a big catcher that is a decent defender but may outgrow the position. His biggest asset is his bat. He has a short left handed swing and is a really good hitter.
42 Hawtin Buchanan , P , Biloxi HS : Hawtin is all projection. He's 6'8" and throws low 90's. He's athletic for his size and is definitely a project worth taking a shot on.
43 Joshua Bell , OF , Jesuit HS, Dallas TX : Bell has a big frame with an uppercut swing. Reminds me a little of Preston Wilson early in his career.
44 Harold Martinez , 3B , Miami : Martinez was highly touted out of high school but never reached the ceiling many expected. He is a solid defender at 3B and should have the bat to be an average MLB 3B.
45 Jason Esposito , 3B , Vanderbilt : Esposito turned down a lot of money to go to Vanderbilt but hasn't showed the bat many expected in games. He can put on a show in BP but it has yet to translate.
46 Jed Bradley , LHP , Georgia Tech : Bradley isn't a flamethrower but has a nice 3 pitch mix and is a solid pitchability lefty who, if he adds a couple MPH's, he could be really good.
47 Kolten Wong , 2B , Hawaii : Wong is a short stocky 2B. He can hit well and is an adequate defender and runner. He could be a solid offensive 2B.
48 Ryan Carpenter , LHP , Gonzaga : Carpenter is a big lefty with good stuff. He has a tight curveball and a good fastball. He reminds me of Drew Smyly, a 2nd round pick of the Tigers from last season.
49 Ricky Oropesa , 3B , Southern California : Oropesa can hit the ball a mile, but swings and misses an awful lot. He is decent at 3B and has a good arm to stay there. The contact issue is the key.
50 Matty Ott , RP , Louisianna State : Ott has good stuff and a bulldog mentality as the closer for LSU. He could maybe get a shot as a starter but is a sure bet to at least be a solid reliever in the majors.
51 Austin Wood , P , Southern California : Wood had a great showing in the Cape Cod league this summer. He joins the ranks of power arms out of college this year. Control is his major issue. Could go very high if he gains more command.
52 Francisco Lindor , SS , Montverde (Fla.) Academy : Lindor has a lot of value defensively but doesn't have much of a bat at this point. He's mostly a slap and run guy.
53 Andrew Susac , C , Oregon State : Susac is a solid bat and a good catcher. He needs more polish all around but he's a solid backstop.
54 Charlie Tilson , OF , New Trier, Wilmette, IL : Tilson is a sweet swinging lefty with pop. He has plus speed and can cover ground in centerfield. He is the high school version of Jackie Bradley.
55 Phillip Evans , SS/RHP , LaCosta Canyon Carlsbad CA : Evans has a nice short swing and produces good pop for his size. He has good enough skills to stay at SS in the short term but he may outgrow it in the long run though.
56 Christian Lopes , SS , Edison HS, Huntington Beach, Calif. : Davey's son has a nice swing with gap to gap power and good speed. May be a 2B in the future though.
57 Billy Flamion , OF , Central Catholic (Modesto, Calif.) : Flamion is a stellar athlete and could pitch, but I think his future is in the OF. He has some moving parts in his swing that need tweaking but he could have huge potential with the bat.
58 Dwight Smith , OF , McIntosh HS, Peachtree City, Ga. : Smith has a quick swing and can really hit but needs to tone down his swing mechanics.
59 Jose Fernandez , RHP , Alonso HS, Tampa, FLA : Fernandez is a big physical righty from Cuba. He has power on the mound and at the plate but has more on the mound. Could be a big durable righty and a front of the rotation type.
60 Tyler Greene , SS , West Boca Raton (Fla.) HS/Roswell Ga. HS :
61 Adrian Houser , RHP , Locust Grove, Locust Grove, OK :
62 Carson Baranik , RHP , Bossier HS, LA :
63 Connor Castellano , INF , Evangel Christian (Shreveport, La.) :
64 Joshua Osich , P , Oregon State : Osich had Tommy John surgery but was throwing in the upper 90's prior to that. Is one of the more intriguing arms in this years draft.
65 Jake Cave , OF/LHP , Kecoughtoan Hampton VA : Cave can run it up to 94 on the mound and has a decent BB and a really good change. At the plate he has a shot quick swing with power potential. Classic two way player is commited to LSU.
66 Anthony Meo , P , Coastal Carolina : Meo has good fastball velo and a nice breaking ball. He improved his control and K rate last year and could be a solid back of the rotation guy or a back of the pen guy more likely.
67 Burch Smith , P , Oklahoma : Smith can throw in the low to mid 90's and has a decent curveball. He doesn't have a lot of deception to his delivery. He is more hittable than he should be with the stuff he has.
68 Jason Coats , OF , Texas Christian : Coats has a nice swing and looks like a pro player. He is confident and knows how to play.
69 Zach MacPhee , 2B , ASU : MacPhee can hit. He's ok at 2B and can run well. He has learned how to switch hit, so that improves his offensive value. Playing in Arizona may inflate his numbers though.
70 Aaron Westlake , OF , Vanderbilt : Westlake is a hitter. He has mediocre defensive skills and speed but can hit for average. His power will determine how far he goes though. The more it develops the further he will go.
71 Adam McCreery , P , Bonita (La Verne, Calif.) : McCreery is a tall, thin lefty who is very projectable. He has a solid breaking ball but the velocity is a little short for a high first rounder. If he gains a couple MPH's he could fly up draft boards.
72 Cody Kukuk , LHP , Free State HS, Lawrence, Kan : Kukuk has a solid fastball and a decent slider. His CB and chance need more work. He is a 2-way guy with a pretty good swing from the left side as well.
73 Alex Panteliodis , LHP , Florida : I'm not sure what to think of Panteliodis. One time I saw him he was throwing 97, then 87 the following time. If he can throw 97, he could be a good closer. If he's 87, he'll be a middle reliever at best.
74 Scott McGough , RHP , Oregon : Looks like more of a back of the pen kind of guy, but he could be a mid rotation guy if a team wants to try him there.
75 Tyler Anderson , LHP , Oregon :
76 Sam Stafford , LHP , Texas : Stafford has good stuff but needs polish to his change and slider. Has a nice curve and and good movement with his fastball.
77 Kyle Smith , RHP , Lake Worth, Fla. :
78 Mitchell Lambson , LHP , Arizona State :
79 Nick Ramirez , 1B/P , Cal State Fullerton : Ramirez is a two way guy, but doesn't blow me away either way. If he shortens his swing, it could help him offensively. He's 86-90 MPH from the left side, so he could have a reliever future.
80 Noe Ramirez , P , Cal State Fullerton : Ramirez won't blow you away but knows how to get hitters out with his 91 MPH sinking fastball.
81 Bryan Harper , P , South Carolina :
82 Johnny Ruettiger , OF , Arizona State :
83 Tony Zych , RHP , Louisville : Zych is a power arm who could be a solid back of the pen arm. He has good movement on his fastball, but his secondary pitches need work. His neck snap is a little scary and he could get hit hard if he leaves the ball up in the zone.
84 Javier Baez , SS , Arlington Country Day HS, FLA : Baez has a good arm and decent range at SS but is a step slow to stay there. He has a solid swing and could end up as an offensive
85 Cameron Gallagher , C , Manheim Township HS, Lancaster, Pa. :
86 Deshorn Lake , RHP , Menchville HS, Newport News, Va. :
87 Dylan Davis , RHP , Redmond HS, WA :
88 Navery Moore , RHP , Vanderbilt :
89 Andrew Suarez , LHP , Columbus HS, Miami :
90 Peter O'Brien , C , Bethune-Cookman :
91 Cole Gleason , RHP/UTL , Red Mountain HS, AZ :
92 Brandon Sedell , C , American Heritage Cooper City FL :
93 Taylor Guerrieri , RHP , North Augusta, N. Augusta, SC : Guerrieri has a strong fastball that has some movement. His breaking ball has potential and he is athletic, so he could improve with repetition.
94 Jacob Anderson , OF , Chino (Chino, Calif.) :
95 Ricardo Jacquez , RHP/SS , Franklin El Paso TX : Jacquez is a very small guy. His arm is huge though, running it up to 94. He also has a hammer curve. If he gains strength, he could gain velo. Kinda reminds me of Julio Teheran.
96 Robert Stephenson , RHP , Alhambra HS, Martinez, Calif. : Stephenson can run it up to the mid 90's from a high effort delivery. Needs to clean up his mechanics a little but has a high ceiling.
97 Brett Mooneyham , LHP , Stanford : He has top of the draft stuff and projectibility, but his command and this sets him back considerably in my eyes.
98 Hudson Boyd , RHP , South Fort Myers HS, FL :
99 Larry Greene , OF , Berrien County HS, Nashville, Ga. :
100 Shon Carson , OF , Lake City (Scranton, S.C.) :
101 Tyler Marlette , 3B , Oviedo, FL :
102 Dante Bichette , 3B , Orangewood Christian, FL :
103 John Curtiss , P , Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas) :
104 Mason Robbins , OF , George County HS, Lucedale, Miss. :
105 Shawon Dunston , OF , Valley Christian (San Jose, Calif.) :
106 Daniel Camarena , LHP/OF , Cathedral Catholic HS, San Diego :
107 T.J. Costen , SS , First Colonial Virginia Beach VA :
108 John Magliozzi , RHP , Dexter School, Brookline, Mass. :
109 Dan Mengden , P , Westside HS :
110 Wallace Gonzalez , OF/3B , Bishop Amat Covina CA : Gonzalez has a really long swing but he generates a ton of leverage with it. He has a huge power ceiling and is a good athlete but it could open him up to K a ton.
111 Daniel Arellano , Outfield , Centennial (Corona Calif.) :
112 Jo-el Bennett , OF , Houston Academy (Dothan, Ala.) :
113 Danny Canela , C , NC State :
114 Porter Clayton , LHP , Bonneville (Idaho Falls, Id.) :
115 Chris Harvey , C/INF , Norristown, Pa. :
116 Roderick Shoulders , C , Manatee CC
117 Brandon Woodruff , RHP , Wheeler (Miss.) HS :
118 Colton Murray , RHP , Kansas :
119 Nevin Wilson , LHP , Chaparral High School, Scottsdale, AZ :
120 Kyle Gaedele , 3B , Valparaiso : You may recognize the last name. He is the great-nephew of Eddie Gaedele but bears no physical resemblance. He has huge raw power and really good speed. He plays solid defense at 3B but may have to move to a corner OF spot. He has the arm for RF.
121 Joe Ross , P , Bishop O'Dowd HS, CA : Ross is the younger brother of A's prospect Tyson Ross, and is a comparable prospect. He has a big arm and can run it up to 94 but his command is below average and needs work.
122 Grayson Garvin , LHP , Vanderbilt : Garvin is a polished tall lefty who knows how to pitch and is polished considering the relief role he has had at Vanderbilt. He could end up being a bullpen arm, but I think he could take off if allowed to start.
123 Ronnie Richardson , OF , Central Florida : Richardson is a little on the short side but he can hit. He has a nice swing and plus speed to reach base and wreak havoc on the basepaths when he's on it.
124 Nick Maronde , LHP , Florida : Maronde has a good fastball and a slider that could be a plus pitch. He looks more like a bullpen arm than a starter to me.
125 Taylor Nichols , C , Faith Academy Mobile AL :
126 Nick Delmonico , SS/C , Farragut HS, Knoxville, Tenn. :
127 John Stilson , rhp , Texas A&M : Stilson has a mid 90's fastball and a plus slider. It's possible he could be a top 10 pick to Arizona but will slide if they don't pick him.
128 Will Lamb , OF/LHP , Clemson : Lamb is a legit 2-way guy. He could have a shot as a 1B or a LHP. I am leaning toward 1B right now. He can play above average defense and hit for high average. He has good speed for his size and could develop a decent amount of power.
129 Carson Smith , rhp , Texas State : Smith throws with a sidearm delivery and has solid stuff. His fastball sinks hard and he reminds me of Pat Neshek with a little less funk in his delivery.
130 C.J. Cron , C , Utah : Cron has good pop in his bat, but isn't a top tier guy.
131 Brad Miller , 2B/SS , Clemson : Miller is unlikly
to stick at SS as a pro but could be a well above average 2B offensively and defensively. He could move to 3B, but I think his athletecism will be used best at 2B.
132 Julius Gaines , SS , Luella, Locust Grove, GA : Gaines possesses the skills to stay at SS and can hit.
133 Logan Verrett , RHP , Baylor : Verrett is an athletic righty with decent stuff. Projects as a back of the rotation starter.
134 Joe Panik , SS , Connecticut : Panik has solid contact ability and has gap power. He has solid speed and should be able to stay at SS. He doesn't have the bat for 3rd, so he'll have to move to 2B if he has to move off the position.
135 Andrew Gagnon , RHP , Long Beach State U. : Gagnon is a polished college righty who doesn't have huge upside but seems like a safe bet to be a back of the rotation starter in the majors.
136 Zach Wilson , OF , Arizona State : Wilson has a big bat but that's it. He is poor at 3B, mediocre at best in LF but has a good approach and knows how to hit.
137 Matt Skole , 3B , Georgia Tech : Skole has more of a line drive swing that a power swing but could hit a dozen or so a year. He could be a lower tier 3B in the majors.
138 Kyle Winkler , RHP , Texas Christian :
139 Taylor Featherstone , 2B , Texas Christian :
140 Kevin Patterson , 1B , Auburn : Patterson is very one dimensional but has game changing power.
141 Taylor Dugas , OF , Alabama : Dugas is a solid hitter, good speed and solid defense. If he can stick in center, it will increase his value. He's a tweener if he can't.
142 Tyler Bremer , P , UC Davis :
143 Cole Cook , RHP , Pepperdine :
144 Nick Martini , OF , Kansas State :
145 Dan Bowman , OF/1B , Coastal Carolina :
146 Steven Brooks , CF , Wake Forest U :
147 Brian Dupra , P , Notre Dame :
148 Drew Stiner , C , Page HS, Sand Springs, Okla. :
149 Scott Woodward , 3B , Coastal Carolina U :
150 Matt Dean, P/SS, The Colony HS, TX