Thursday, February 21, 2013

2013 MLB Draft Top Prospects


Rank. Name, Pos, School, Level, Risk:
1. Ryne Stanek, RHP, Arkansas, JR, Risk: Low
The Good: Potential for two plus-plus pitches
The Bad: High effort delivery.
2. Kris Bryant, 3B, San Diego, JR, Risk: Low
The Good: Big power, good hit tool, good arm
The Bad: May be a 1B, so bat has to play
3. Clint Frazier, OF, Georgia HS, HS, Risk: Medium
The Good: Crazy tools, athletic
The Bad: Intensity could burn him out.
4. Sean Manaea, LHP, Indiana State, JR, Risk: Medium
The Good: Potential for two plus-plus pitches
The Bad: May be a RP if change doesn't improve
5. Colin Moran, 3B, North Carolina, JR, Risk: Low
The Good: Polished bat with power coming
The Bad: Power may be average or below at 1B
6. Dominic Smith, 1B, California HS, HS, Risk: Medium
The Good: Huge power potential
The Bad: May be a 1B. Hitting mechanics need work.
7. Austin Wilson, OF, Stanford, JR, Risk: Medium
The Good: Elite power potential, big arm
The Bad: Hit tool needs work, could end up at 1B
8. Mark Appel, RHP, Stanford, SR, Risk: Medium
The Good: Potential for three plus pitches
The Bad: Too hittable for his stuff.
9. Jonathan Denney, C, Oklahoma HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Very good D, huge bat potential.
The Bad: He's a prep catcher in a deep class.
10. Justin Williams, OF, Louisiana HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Powerful, athletic, young.
The Bad: flaws in swing, throwing mechnics
11. Jonathan Gray, RHP, Oklahoma, JR, Risk: Medium
The Good: Upper 90's fastball and plus slider
The Bad: May be a reliever due to mechanics and lack of change up
12. Jonathan Crawford, RHP, Florida, JR, Risk: Medium
The Good: Upper 90's fastball and plus slider
The Bad: May be a reliever due to mechanics and lack of change up
13. Kohl Stewart, RHP, Texas HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Potential for three plus pitches
The Bad: Football
14. Joe Martarano, 3B, Idaho HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Plus arm, plus hit, plus power potential.
The Bad: Football
15. Bobby Wahl, RHP, Mississippi, JR, Risk: Low
The Good: Plus fastball and breaking ball
The Bad: May be a reliever due to mechanics
16. Ian Clarkin, RHP, California HS, HS, Risk: Medium
The Good: low 90's fastball and plus breaking ball
The Bad: Not as much projection as most HS arms.
17. Austin Meadows, OF, Georgia HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Elite tools across the board.
The Bad: The tools may not translate to baseball skills. Questionable hit tool.
18. Reese McGuire, C, Washington HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Premium defense, good potential with the bat.
The Bad: Hit tool is inconsistent
19. Chris Okey, C, Florida HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Very good bat, very athletic.
The Bad: Smaller build. Not much projectability.
20. John Paul Crawford, SS, California HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Potential with the bat, good defense.
The Bad: May have to move off SS to 2B/3B
21. Philip Ervin, OF, Samford, JR, Risk: Medium
The Good: Elite bat speed, above average speed
The Bad: May be a corner guy. No projection.
22. Robert Kaminsky, LHP, New Jersey HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Easy velocity, already commands it.
The Bad: Short. Minimal projection.
23. Zack Collins, 1B, Florida HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Middle of the order bat potential.
The Bad: Inconsistent at the plate. Likely a 1B
24. Dustin Driver, RHP, Washington HS, HS, Risk: Medium
The Good: Advanced for a prep arm.
The Bad: Not a lot of projection.
25. Jordan Sheffield, RHP, Tennesee HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Upper 90's fastball and plus breaking ball, good athlete.
The Bad: Inconsistent across the board.
26. Clinton Hollon, RHP, Kentucky HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Upper 90's fastball and plus breaking ball, good athlete.
The Bad: Nagging injuries have hindered him
27. Dillon Overton, LHP, Oklahoma, JR, Risk: Low
The Good: Solid three pitch mix. Very good command.
The Bad: No dominant pitch.
28. Jan Hernandez, 3B, Puerto Rico HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Big potential with the bat, good defender
The Bad: Will need bat to play up at 3B
29. Trey Ball, OF, Indiana HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Nice swing, big arm, above average power potential.
The Bad: Raw. Not a lock to stay in CF. May be LHP.
30. Jeremy Martinez, C, California HS, HS, Risk: Medium
The Good: Above average hitter, potential .300+ guy, solid D
The Bad: body concerns, DH if catching ability falters
31. Oscar Mercado, SS, Florida HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Plus defender, potentially average hit tool, speed
The Bad: Bat is weak
32. Brett Morales, RHP, Florida HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Potential for two plus pitches
The Bad: Not a lot of projection. Potential reliever
33. D.J. Peterson, 3B, New Mexico, JR, Risk: Medium
The Good: One of the best college bats this year, big power
The Bad: Not sure if he can stick at 3B. Bat influenced by park?
34. Aaron Judge, OF, Fresno State, JR, Risk: High
The Good: Elite power potential, good athlete
The Bad: Hasn't translated to games.
35. Kevin Davis, RHP, Alabama HS, HS, Risk: Medium
The Good: Mid 90's fastball, breaking ball flashes plus
The Bad: No change up to speak of. Minimal projection
36. Casey Shane, RHP, Texas HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Plus fastball with plus breaking ball.
The Bad: Delivery may need some work. Too many secondaries
37. Karsten Whitson, RHP, Florida, JR, Risk: High
The Good: Potential to have three plus pitches
The Bad: Shoulder surgery causes big concerns
38. Ryan Boldt, OF, Minnesota HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Potential. Plus speed, hit, defense.
The Bad: Raw tools. Needs development.
39. Marco Gonzales, LHP, Gonzaga, JR, Risk: Low
The Good: Polish. Good three pitch mix. Plus Change.
The Bad: He is what he is. Minimal projection
40. Chris Rivera, SS, California HS, HS, Risk: Low
The Good: Good hitter, solid athlete, good up the middle defender
The Bad: May be a 2B. Not a lot of power.
41. Stephen Gonsalves, LHP, California HS, HS, Risk: Medium
The Good: Easy velocity. Two potentially plus offerings. Projection.
The Bad: Big enough to have release point issues. Inconsistent.
42. Conrad Gregor, 1B, Vanderbilt, JR, Risk: Medium
The Good: Great hitter. Good glove at 1B.
The Bad: Lack of current power.
43. Dominic Ficociello, 2B, Arkansas, JR, Risk: High
The Good: Gifted hitter, athletic.
The Bad: Attitude. Runs hot and cold. Not enough power for 1B
44. Billy McKinney, OF, Texas HS, HS, Risk: Medium
The Good: Nice swing, good power potential.
The Bad: No standout tools or skills.
45. Daniel Palka, OF, Georgia Tech, JR, Risk: Medium
The Good: Plus power, plus arm. Good athlete.
The Bad: May need to move to 1B. Won't hit for high average
46. Cord Sandberg, OF, Florida HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Tools to rival anyone in the draft.
The Bad: Raw. Football is his biggest weakness.
47. Jonah Wesely, LHP, California HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Plus fastball and breaking ball potential. 
The Bad: Unusual arm action.
48. Trey Williams, 3B, JC of the Canyons, J1, Risk: High
The Good: Average or better tools across the board.
The Bad: No elite tools. Effort concerns. Mayhave to move to OF. 
49. Nick Ciuffo, C, South Carolina HS, HS, Risk: Medium
The Good: Powerful bat, good defense
The Bad: hit tool, arm accuracy
50. Ryan McMahon, 3B, California HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Easy swing. Above average power projection.
The Bad: Needs polish.
51. Andy McGuire, SS, Virginia HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Solid bat, average power, good defense
The Bad: Likely a 3B. Bat uncertain there
52. Kent Emanuel, LHP, North Carolina, JR, Risk: Low
The Good: Pitchability. Plus changeup
The Bad: Current lack of velocity
53. Devin Williams, RHP, Missouri HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Mid 90's fastball with projectability
The Bad: Short track record
54. Jacoby Jones, OF, Louisiana State, JR, Risk: High
The Good: Above averge power, speed, arm
The Bad: Getting results from tools
55. Eric Jagielo, 3B, Notre Dame, JR, Risk: Medium
The Good: Above average power
The Bad: Defensive ability. May be a 1B
56. Garrett Williams, RHP, Louisiana HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Low 90's fastball with a solid breaking ball
The Bad: Past injury red flag (thoracic outlet syndrome surgery)
57. Travis Demeritte, 3B, Georgia HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Bat speed, power projection, arm strength
The Bad: Long swing. A lot of pre swing movement.
58. Tom Windle, LHP, Minnesota, JR, Risk: Low
The Good: Three average pitches.
The Bad: No true out pitch.
59. A.J. Vanegas, RHP, Stanford, JR, Risk: High
The Good: Upper 90's velocity, plus slider potential.
The Bad: Mechanics cause control issues.
60. Chris Oakley, RHP, New Jersey HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Low 90's fastball. Plus curve potential. Projectability.
The Bad: No third pitch.
61. Chris Anderson, RHP, Jacksonville, JR, Risk: Medium
The Good: Low to mid 90's fastball, plus breaking ball
The Bad: Command needs work. Has been hittable
62. Ryan Eades, RHP, Louisiana State, JR, Risk: Medium
The Good: Plus fastball, flashed a plus curveball
The Bad: Inconsistent. Poor results for stuff.
63. Dylan Covey, RHP, San Diego, JR, Risk: High
The Good: Potential. Flashes three plus pitches. 
The Bad: No consistency. Learning a new way of life (Type I Diabetes)
64. Carlos Salazar, RHP, California HS, HS, Risk: Medium
The Good: Big arm, up to 96. Developing secondaries.
The Bad: Harsh delivery. Short track record.
65. John Sternagel, 3B, Florida HS, HS, Risk: Medium
The Good: Great hitting ability. Average power, maybe more.
The Bad: Doesn't profile well at any position.
66. Matthew McPhearson, OF, Maryland HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Top of the lineup hitter. Game changing speed. Potential elite CF.
The Bad: Raw. Poor competition to compare him to.
67. Austin Kubitza, RHP, Rice, JR, Risk: Medium
The Good: Fastball and slider that flash plus
The Bad: Really inconsistent mechanics
68. Michael O'Neill, OF, Michigan, JR, Risk: Medium
The Good: Average tools across the board.
The Bad: No standout tools. Streaky.
69. Tyler Danish, RHP, Florida HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Big arm. Nice breaking ball. Bulldog attitude. 
The Bad: Bulldog attitude.
70. Brian Ragira, 1B, Stanford, JR, Risk: Medium
The Good: Raw power, good bat. Strong arm.
The Bad: Limited to 1B. Slow runner. Needs swing work (Stanford)
71. Josh Hart, OF, Georgia HS, HS, Risk: Medium
The Good: Top of the lineup hitter, good defense
The Bad: May be a LF. Not a ton of power potential.
72. Derik Beauprez, RHP, Colorado HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Fresh arm. Low 90's fastball, plus change up.
The Bad: Short track record. May be a 1B.
73. Brian Navarreto, C, Florida HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Good power potential. Very solid behind the plate.
The Bad: Long swing.
74. Anfernee Grier, OF, Alabama HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Nice swing, plus speed, good arm
The Bad: Swing can get long. Will likely strike out a lot.
75. Michael Lorenzen, OF, Cal State Fullerton, JR, Risk: High
The Good: Tools upon tools. 
The Bad: Raw for a college player. Not sure if he's a pitcher of OF.
76. Dan Child, RHP, Oregon State, JR, Risk: Medium
The Good: Big arm. Developing secondaries.
The Bad: Doesn't use size wel at all. No projection.
77. Colby Suggs, RHP, Arkansas, JR, Risk: Low
The Good: Two above average MLB pitches now. Could help quickly.
The Bad: Not a lot of potential past what he is
78. Keegan Thompson, RHP, Alabama HS, HS, Risk: Medium
The Good: Two potential plus pitches. Average change. Athletic.
The Bad: Needs consistency.
79. Jason Hursh, RHP, Oklahoma State, JR, Risk: Medium
The Good: Upper 90's fastball. Potential in secondaries. Helium guy.
The Bad: Recovering from TJ Surgery.
80. Alex Balog, RHP, California HS, JR, Risk: High
The Good: Big fastball in upper 90's, plus slider. Helium guy.
The Bad: Inexperience and inconsistency
81. Teddy Stankiewicz, RHP, Seminole State, J1, Risk: High
The Good: Plus fastball and breaking ball potential. 
The Bad: Change needs work. Breaking ball needs consistency.
82. Trevor Williams, RHP, Arizona State, JR, Risk: Medium
The Good: Low to mid 90's fastball. Nice breaking ball.
The Bad: No out pitch. Likely reliever.
83. Hunter Renfroe, OF, Mississippi State, JR, Risk: High
The Good: Huge power potential, big arm
The Bad: Inconsistent in all aspects. Position questions
84. A.J. Puk, LHP, Iowa HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Two plus pitch potential. Projection.
The Bad: Needs refinement across the board.
85. Cavan Biggio, 3B, Texas HS, HS, Risk: Medium
The Good: Plus hit tool.
The Bad: Hate the bat waggle. Not sure where he plays defensively
86. Aaron Blair, RHP, Marshall, JR, Risk: Low
The Good: Plus fastball and change potential
The Bad: Breaking ball needs work.
87. Terry McClure, OF, Georgia HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Plus runner, good bat.
The Bad: Swing is long.
88. Rowdy Tellez, 1B, California HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Massive power potential
The Bad: Very long swing. Needs to watch his weight.
89. Kevin Ziomek, LHP, Vanderbilt, JR, Risk: High
The Good: Three pitch mix. Plus change
The Bad: Mechanics are bad. Likely reliever.
90. Connor Jones, RHP, Virginia HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Plus fastball. Average change and breaking ball
The Bad: Secondaries and mechnics need improvement.
91. Willie Abreu, OF, Florida HS, HS, Risk: Medium
The Good: Polished bat with power potential.
The Bad: Long swing. Likely a corner OF.
92. Scott Frazier, RHP, Pepperdine, JR, Risk: Medium
The Good: Solid fastball, developing secondaries.
The Bad: Needs to improve secondaries. Not much upside.
93. Jared King, OF, Kansas State, JR, Risk: Low
The Good: Average bat, power, speed
The Bad: Corner OF, may end up at 1B. No projection
94. Sheldon Neuse, 3B, Texas HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Solid hitter, average power, good arm
The Bad: No solid defensive profile
95. Tyler Alamo, C, California HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Strong bat. Big power potential.
The Bad: Size will work against him behind the dish.
96. K.J. Woods, OF, South Carolina HS, HS, Risk: Extreme
The Good: Big power potential
The Bad: May end up at 1B. Needs work on swing.
97. Dale Carey, OF, Miami, JR, Risk: Low
The Good: Solid bat, solid CF
The Bad: may be a 4th OF'er
98. Nick Longhi, 1B, Florida HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Bat is very good. Left arm is strong.
The Bad: Heavy feet. May not have bat at 1B. May be LHP.
99. Carson Baranik, RHP, Miami Dade, J2, Risk: High
The Good: Big arm up to 95, plus breaking ball
The Bad: Off field issues. Needs to watch his weight.
100. Kramer Robertson, SS, Texas HS, HS, Risk: High
The Good: Very good defensive SS
The Bad: Bat is a work in progress

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