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2013 MLB Draft: California Report

Kris Bryant and Mark Appel could be two of the top three picks in the draft. If any of the top 25 players are taken in the first round, I wouldn't be surprised. The top five are near locks for the top half of the first round .
1. Kris Bryant, 1B, JR, 45/70: Elite power. Great hitter. plus arm.
2. Mark Appel, P, SR, 45/70: three plus pitches with front of the rotation potential
3. Dominic Smith, 1B, HS, 35/70: Has the bat to be a middle of the order masher
4. Austin Wilson, OF, JR, 35/65: Amazing athlete. Rare skillset that only comes around once in a while.
5. John Paul Crawford, SS, HS, 35/60: great athlete. Very good hitter. Can he stick at SS?

6. Aaron Judge, OF, JR, 35/60: huge athlete. Big power potential. Height scares me but is a one of a kind player.
7. Ian Clarkin, P, HS, 30/60: low 90's fastball but his velocity has been down this spring. One of the better breaking balls in the class.
8. Ryan McMahon, 3B, HS, 30/60: long, lean and atheltic, he has a great swing from the left side. He has a potneitally plus glove at 3b and is just coming into his own as a baseball player after splitting time with football in the past.
9. Rowdy Tellez, 1B, HS, 30/60: Big guy. Powerful, long swing. Could hit 40 homers. Arguably best power in the draft
10. Jeremy Martinez, C, HS, 30/60: good defender behind the dish. Great well balanced, line drive hitter.
11. Jonah Wesely, P, HS, 35/55: up to 93. good breaking ball. Impressive stuff. Durable build.
12. Phil Bickford, P, HS, 30/60: Up to 97, sits 92-94. Slider is swing and miss pitch but can hang. Burch Smith comp
13. Matt Krook, P, HS, 30/60: low 90's fastball. Plus breaking ball potential.
14. Andrew Thurman, P, JR, 35/55: low 90's velocity. Very good slider.
15. Chris Kohler, P, HS, 30/55: athletic lefty with a plus breaking ball and potential to add to his fastball that scrapes 90
16. Kevin Franklin, 3B, HS, 30/55: big power porneital. Good glove. Might be able to stay at 3b.
17. A.J. Vanegas, P, JR, 30/55: inconsistent. He can hit 97 but has control issues. He has a plus slider on occasion. Injury issues this spring
18. Dylan Covey, P, JR, 30/55: two plus pitches when on. Extremely inconsistent
19. Chris Rivera, SS, HS, 35/50: atheltic middle infielder. Good bat. Solid up the middle talent. Not elite but likely to be at least a utility guy
20. Michael Lorenzen, OF, JR, 30/60: big armed reliever and atheltic CF. Tools galore. Not sure where it works.
21. Trey Williams, 3B, J1, 30/60: great athelte. Needs work at the plate. A lot of potential though
22. Adam Plutko, P, JR, 40/50: Mid rotation starter. Sits 88-91 with a four pitch mix and no out pitch.
23. Scott Frazier, P, JR, 30/50: big, 6'7" guy who's hit 97 but is inconsistent.
24. Carlos Salazar, P, HS, 25/55: short, stocky guy with a power arm. secondary's lag behind. Command is an issue. One pitch guy right now. Change ahead of breaking ball.
25. Stephen Gonsalves, P, HS, 25/55: big lanky lefty. Curve is loopy but has a low 90's fastball
26. Alex Balog, P, JR, 25/50: Low 90's fastball with a hard slider. Not a lot of track record though.
27. Dominic Nunez, C, HS, 35/50: Nice swing. Could be a C, may end up at 2B. Knows how to play the game.
28. Hunter Simmons, 3B, HS, 25/55: Big bat potential. Mediocre defensively in OF, good 1B. Big bat for Utah but I'd make a run to sign him.
29. Billy Roth, OF, HS, 30/50: Big uppercut. Big leg kick too but he hits the ball hard. He will need great hand eye to make this work but I think he could.
30. Tyler Alamo, C, HS, 30/50: Long swing. Good power. May be a 1B.
31. Jake Bauers, 1B, , 30/50: Powerful swing. Limited to 1B defensively but defends well.
32. Derek Rustich, 3B, HS, 30/50: big power swing. Old for class but can hit
33. Brian Ragira, 1B, JR, 35/50: good power potential but likely a 1B, slow for OF. BP power hasn't shown in games
34. Aaron Brown, P, SO, 35/50: Good two way player. Likely a pitcher but needs a good secondary pitch to be more than a middle reliever. Good swing and athletic ability
35. Blake Taylor, P, HS, 30/50: Very nice breaking ball. Good fastball up to 95 but sat low 90's
36. Jack Klein, OF, HS, 30/50: Very good athlete. Pretty swing.
37. Brett Binning, SS, HS, 30/50: a lot of projection remaining. Good swing. Good athlete. Looks the part.
38. Dane McFarland, OF, HS, 25/50: Crazy athlete but very raw
39. Trae Arbet, SS, HS, 25/50: great athelte. Good power potential. Long swing, expect swing and miss. Good defender up the middle
40. Kort Peterson, OF, HS, 30/50: not that much different than austin meadows. Good speed. Good power potential. Good arm. Corner guy will have to play up with bat.
41. Joseph Corrigan, 1B, HS, 30/50: Big swing, power ptential
42. Gosuke Katoh, 2B, HS, 30/50: line drive hitter more likely a 2b.
43. Francis Christy, C, HS, 30/50: short powerful swing. Not sure he fits at catcher
43. Trevin Haseltine, P, HS, 30/50: up to 93. Repeatable delivery
44. Arden Pabst, C, HS, 30/50: Good defensive catcher. Average bat at best.
45. Daulton Jefferies, P, HS, 30/45: 88-90 fastball. Nice breaking ball with a really good change. Likely going to college.
46. Andrew Knapp, C, JR, 35/45: Mediocre with the bat until last summer on the Cape. Very good this spring. Needs work on D.
47. Brenton Allen, OF, JR, 25/50: Raw athlete.
48. Colin Winters, OF, HS, 25/50: Nice swing. Has some issues but good athlete. Good arm, good speed. Interesting later round player.
50. Steve Farinaro, P, HS, 25/50: Nice delivery. Up to 90. Could jump up with additional strength.
51. Tyler Linehan, P, JR, 35/45: Upper 80's fastball with really nice breaking ball. Stocky.
52. Billy Flamion, OF, SO, 30/45: Hasn't shown the bat progress many expected. I still believe in his power but he hasn't shown it yet. He's a question mark in a lot of ways.
53. Elliott Barzilli, SS, HS, 35/45: short quick swing. Not a lot of power. Good defense. College guy
54. Cal Becker, P, FR, 30/45: Interesting stuff but not doing well at all at Palm Beach State
55. Michael Wagner, P, JR, 35/45: Up to 94 with good slider. Reliever
56. Tyler Kuresa, 1B, JR, 25/45: Power bat
57. Kenny Mathews, P, SO, 30/45: odd lefty delivery . Solid arm
58. A.J. Balta, 2B, HS, 30/45: compact hitter. Compact line drive swing
59. Paul Paez, P, J2, 30/45: stocky. No projection. Only upper 80's touching 92
60. Aldo Koutsoyanopulos, 3B, HS, 25/45: Good athlete. Not a great bat but one to watch in JC next year.
61. Jordan Paroubeck, OF, HS, 25/45:
62. Nicolas Vander Tuig, P, JR, 35/45:
63. Zach Weiss, P, JR, 35/45:
64. Eric Filia-Snyder, OF, SO, 30/45:
65. Lonnie Kauppila, SS, JR, 35/45:
66. Brandon Trinkwon, 2B, JR, 30/45:
67. Trent Paddon, P, HS, 25/45:
68. John Riley, C, HS, 25/45:
69. Chase Johnson, P, JR, 30/45:
70. Tanner Kiest, P, J1, 30/45:
71. Shane Carle, P, J1, 30/40:
72. James Roberts, SS, JR, 35/40:
73. Ryan Kirby, OF, HS, 30/40:
74. Adrian De Horta, P, HS, 30/40:
75. Omar Cotto, OF, JR, 35/40:
76. Hunter Mercado-Hood, OF, HS, 25/40:
77. Jake Bray, 3B, , 30/40:
78. Parker Bugg, P, HS, 25/40:

NamePOSPos. #2LevelBatsThrowsHeightWeight
Kris Bryant1B3BJRRightRight6'5"190
Mark AppelPSRRightRight6'5"190
Dominic Smith1BPHSLeftLeft6'1"200
Austin WilsonOFJRRightRight6'4"235
John Paul CrawfordSSOFHSLR6'1"180
Aaron JudgeOFJRRightRight6'7"230
Ian ClarkinP1BHSLeftLeft6'1"190
Ryan McMahon3BHSLR6'3"180
Rowdy Tellez1BOFHSLL6'4"230
Jeremy MartinezCIFHSRR5'11"195
Jonah WeselyPHSLL6'1"210
Phil BickfordP1BRR6'4"185
Matt KrookPOFHSLeftLeft6'4"195
Andrew ThurmanPJRRightRight6'3"195
Chris KohlerPOFHSLL6'3"190
Kevin Franklin3BOFHSRR6'1"220
A.J. VanegasPJRRightRight6'3"205
Dylan CoveyPJRRightRight6'2"195
Chris RiveraSSRHPHSRR6'180
Michael LorenzenOFPJRRightRight6'2"180
Trey Williams3BOFJ1RightRight6'1"210
Adam PlutkoPJRRightRight6'3"190
Scott FrazierPJRRightRight6'7"215
Carlos SalazarPIFHSRR6'180
Stephen GonsalvesPOFHSLL6'5"205
Alex BalogP3BJRRightRight6'5"210
Dominic NunezC2BHSLR6'175
Hunter Simmons3BOFHSRightRight6'3"190
Billy RothOFRHPHSRR6'3"190
Tyler AlamoCIFHSRR6'3"195
Jake Bauers1BLeftLeft6'1"195
Derek Rustich3BRHPHSLR6'5"225
Brian Ragira1BJRRightRight6'2"205
Aaron BrownPOFSOLeftLeft6'2"200
Blake TaylorPHSLeftLeft6'3"195
Jack KleinOFRHPHSRR6'2"180
Brett BinningSS3BHSRR6'1"170
Dane McFarlandOFPHSRR6'4"205
Trae ArbetSSRR6'1"180
Kort PetersonOFHSLR6'1"175
Joseph Corrigan1B3BHSRR6'2"200
Gosuke Katoh2BSSHSLR6'1"170
Francis ChristyCOFHSLR6'1"215
Trevin HaseltineP3BHSRR6'3"200
Arden PabstC3BHSRR6'200
Daulton JefferiesPSSHSLeftRight5'11"150
Andrew KnappCJRBothRight6'1"175
Brenton AllenOFJRLeftLeft6'1"200
Colin WintersOFLHPHSLL6'3"210
Steve FarinaroPHSRightRight6'170
Tyler LinehanPJRLeftLeft6'240
Billy FlamionOFSOLeftLeft6'1"192
Elliott BarzilliSSOFHSRR5'11"165
Cal BeckerPSSFRRightRight6'1"185
Michael WagnerPJRRightRight6'4"185
Tyler Kuresa1BJRLeftLeft6'3"190
Kenny MathewsPSOLeftLeft6'3"195
A.J. Balta2BOFHSLR5'11"175
Paul PaezPJ2LeftLeft5'9"200
Aldo Koutsoyanopulos3BOFHSRR6'1"180
Jordan ParoubeckOFHSBR6'2"190
Nicolas Vander TuigPJRRightRight6'3"190
Zach WeissPJRRightRight6'1"200
Eric Filia-SnyderOFSOLL6'180
Lonnie KauppilaSSJRRightRight6'1"170
Brandon Trinkwon2BSSJRLR6'2"160
Trent PaddonPHSRightRight6'4"220
John RileyCRHPHSRR6'1"200
Chase JohnsonPJRRightRight6'3"190
Tanner KiestPJ1RightRight6'3"195
Shane CarlePJ1RR6'5"180
James RobertsSSJRRightRight6'2"180
Ryan KirbyOF1BHSLR6'2"175
Adrian De HortaPHSRR6'2"180
Omar CottoOFJRBothRight5'11"180
Hunter Mercado-HoodOFHSLR5'11"180
Jake Bray3BPRR6'1"175
Parker BuggP1BHSRightRight6'4"220

Kris Bryant1/4/92CollegeCaliforniaSan Diego
Mark Appel7/15/91CollegeCaliforniaStanford
Dominic Smith6/15/95HSCaliforniaSouthern California
Austin Wilson2/7/92CollegeCaliforniaStanford
John Paul Crawford1/11/95HSCaliforniaSouthern California
Aaron Judge4/26/92CollegeCaliforniaFresno State
Ian Clarkin2/14/95HSCaliforniaSan Diego
Ryan McMahon12/14/94HSCaliforniaSouthern California
Rowdy Tellez10/24/94HSCaliforniaSouthern California
Jeremy Martinez12/29/94HSCaliforniaSouthern California
Jonah Wesely12/8/94HSCaliforniaUCLA
Phil Bickford7/10/95HSCaliforniaCal State Fullerton
Matt Krook10/21/94HSCaliforniaOregon
Andrew Thurman12/10/91CollegeCaliforniaUC Irvine
Chris Kohler5/4/95HSCaliforniaSouthern California
Kevin Franklin11/24/94HSCaliforniaArizona State
A.J. Vanegas8/16/92CollegeCaliforniaStanford
Dylan Covey8/14/91CollegeCaliforniaSan Diego
Chris Rivera3/10/95HSCaliforniaCal State Fullerton
Michael Lorenzen1/4/92CollegeCaliforniaCal State Fullerton
Trey Williams3/9/94CollegeCaliforniaCollege of the Canyons
Adam Plutko10/3/91CollegeCaliforniaUCLA
Scott Frazier12/3/91CollegeCaliforniaPepperdine
Carlos Salazar11/23/94HSCaliforniaFresno State
Stephen Gonsalves7/8/94HSCaliforniaSan Diego
Alex Balog7/16/92CollegeCaliforniaSan Francisco
Dominic Nunez1/17/95HSCaliforniaUCLA
Hunter Simmons8/8/95CaliforniaUtah
Billy Roth5/5/94HSCaliforniaArizona
Tyler Alamo5/2/95HSCaliforniaCal State Fullerton
Jake Bauers10/6/95HSCaliforniaHawaii
Derek Rustich9/28/94HSCaliforniaTexas Tech
Brian Ragira1/22/92CollegeCaliforniaStanford
Aaron Brown6/20/92CollegeCaliforniaPepperdine
Blake Taylor8/17/95HSCaliforniaHawaii
Jack Klein7/13/94CaliforniaStanford
Brett Binning8/10/94HSCaliforniaAuburn
Dane McFarland10/24/94HSCaliforniaOregon
Trae Arbet7/1/94HSCaliforniaSan Diego
Kort Peterson4/29/94HSCaliforniaWashington
Joseph Corrigan12/31/94HSCaliforniaSouthern California
Gosuke Katoh10/8/94HSCaliforniaUCLA
Francis Christy9/1/95HSCaliforniaOregon
Trevin Haseltine4/9/95HSCaliforniaCalifornia
Arden Pabst3/14/95HSCaliforniaGeorgia Tech
Daulton Jefferies8/2/95HSCaliforniaCalifornia
Andrew Knapp11/9/91CollegeCaliforniaCalifornia
Brenton Allen11/2/91CollegeCaliforniaUCLA
Colin Winters3/1/95HSCaliforniaUC Santa Barbara
Steve Farinaro8/18/95HSCaliforniaUCLA
Tyler Linehan8/30/91CollegeCaliforniaFresno State
Billy Flamion1/19/93CollegeCaliforniaGrossmont
Elliott Barzilli5/3/95HSCaliforniaGeorgia Tech
Cal Becker6/9/93CollegeCaliforniaPalm Beach State
Michael Wagner10/3/91CollegeCaliforniaSan Diego
Tyler Kuresa11/17/92CollegeCaliforniaUC Santa Barbara
Kenny Mathews8/6/93CollegeCaliforniaRiverside
A.J. Balta7/8/95HSCaliforniaOregon
Paul Paez4/29/92CollegeCaliforniaRio Hondo
Aldo Koutsoyanopulos6/19/95HSCaliforniaCentral Arizona CC
Jordan Paroubeck11/2/94HSCaliforniaFresno State
Nicolas Vander Tuig12/9/91CollegeCaliforniaUCLA
Zach Weiss6/16/92CollegeCaliforniaUCLA
Eric Filia-Snyder7/6/92HSCaliforniaUCLA
Lonnie Kauppila1/17/92CollegeCaliforniaStanford
Brandon Trinkwon3/30/92HSCaliforniaUC Santa Barbara
Trent Paddon6/21/94HSCaliforniaOregon
John Riley2/14/94HSCaliforniaCalifornia
Chase Johnson1/9/92CollegeCaliforniaCal Poly
Tanner Kiest9/16/94CollegeCaliforniaRiverside
Shane CarleHSCaliforniaLong Beach State
James Roberts12/11/91CollegeCaliforniaSouthern California
Ryan Kirby1/25/95HSCaliforniaSan Diego
Adrian De Horta3/13/95HSCaliforniaCal State Fullerton
Omar Cotto2/28/92CollegeCaliforniaSouthern California
Hunter Mercado-Hood2/16/95HSCaliforniaSan Diego
Jake Bray12/8/92CollegeCaliforniaFeather River
Parker Bugg10/26/94HSCaliforniaLouisiana State


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