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2012 MLB Draft Outfielder Prospect Rankings

Rankings are fluid and highly subject to change. Additions to player notes will be made as necessary. Statistics will be updated periodically.

1. OF Byron Buxton (Appling County HS, Georgia): 93-94 peak FB; plus-plus (80) speed; dead pull hitter; loves to swing; raw, but immensely talented; above-average to plus arm, closer to above-average now but accurate; crazy quick hands; bat speed, bat speed, bat speed; BJ Upton comp from an athletic standpoint makes sense; weirdest comp ever: Mike Schmidt, at least in terms of distance from plate and current swing; tremendous athlete; plus raw power; CF range if his instincts catch up, otherwise a potential Gold Glove winner in RF; 80 speed/60-70 arm/70 range

2. OF Albert Almora (Mater Academy, Florida): plus arm strength; plus speed; shows all five tools; big upside at plate; lots of power, but swing needs retooling; almost plus range in CF; quick bat; aggressive base runner; some debate at start of spring about how good his tools really are, but he can play; should be above-average (with plus upside) in CF for a long time; great athlete, good instincts; above-average power with plus upside; above-average arm; average speed; hit tool is better than most HS guys, 70 upside with a great looking swing; so smart on bases, great at reading pitchers; really strong approach; 6-2, 180 pounds; R/R

3. OF David Dahl (Oak Mountain HS, Alabama): good speed; plus arm strength, clocked at 95 from outfield; strong defender; aggressive on base paths; uses whole field; very mature hitter; biggest question for me is power upside long-term; Colby Rasmus comp; enough instincts for CF; update: above-average speed; above-average arm; 6-2, 190 pounds; L/R

4. OF Courtney Hawkins (Mary Carroll HS, Texas): very muscular build; good speed; strong arm; more present power than majority of class; plus raw power; lots of swing and miss and some pitch recognition issues; average or better speed; RF professionally; has improved a great deal across the board in last calendar year, especially on defense; good instincts in CF, but might not be quick enough; plus arm; speed, power, and arm will take him far; reminds me so much of Adam Jones it’s scary; 6-2, 215 pounds; R/R

5. Georgia Southern JR OF Victor Roache: raw, but talented; plus athlete; plus raw power; a hair over average speed; average arm; willing to wait for his pitch and drive it; has had his swing doubted at every level, but has hit everywhere he’s been; much will be known about Roache’s medicals based on his draft position as his broken wrist is a concern going forward – if he goes on the first day, as expected, we can assume everything checked out more or less fine, but if he falls then the question about his long-term prognosis will be out there; his final position on this board is subject to change pending any news on his health, but Roache’s impact bat is one of the draft’s most overscrutinized and thus, in my opinion, underrated bright spots; 6-1, 225 pounds

2011: .309/.426/.743 – 38 BB/41 K – 230 AB
2012: .412/.600/.765 – 7 BB/1 K – 17 AB – 0/0 SB

6. Stony Brook JR OF Travis Jankowski: plus speed; great CF range; average at best arm; below-average present power, but I think there’s more pop coming; potential plus hit tool; great athlete; really good approach, especially with two strikes; awesome instincts, great first step; has struggled some on Friday nights, much better against lefthanded pitchers; I hate piling on with the obvious comp, but I think there are lots of similarities between Jankowski and the college version of Jacoby Ellsbury – to take it a step further, it wouldn’t surprise me to see a power spike similar to Ellsbury’s, though perhaps not quite as drastic, once Jankowski hits pro ball; 6-1, 190 pounds

2011: .317/.383/.419 – 19 BB/23 K – 186 AB
2012: .359/.428/.560 – 18 BB/17 K – 209 AB – 32/38 SB

7. Cal Poly JR OF Mitch Haniger: plus defensive upside in RF, can hang in center despite average at best speed; very strong arm; above-average raw power, 20+ HR upside; strong; average at best hit tool yet still better than expected (at least by me) coming into the year; good athlete; improved approach in 2012 as he has matured a great deal as a hitter throughout his college career; 6-2, 215 pounds

2011: .268/.367/.453 – 30 BB/30 K – 190 AB
2012: .342/.434/.618 – 34 BB/32 K – 199 AB – 5/11 SB

8. OF Lewis Brinson (Coral Springs HS, Florida): plus (70) to plus-plus speed; strong arm; great athlete; huge upside; big (60-65) raw power; very raw; great athlete; reminds me of Austin Wilson as a prep player but with the ability to play CF, though he could be plus RF; plus arm or better, depending on his release; Florida commitment; more of a baseball player than other toolsy prospects; quick bat; pull power; love his defense; Phillies kind of player; 6-4, 185 pounds

9. OF Jameis Winston (Hueytown HS, Alabama): plus arm strength; plus-plus athlete; plus speed; plus CF range; power upside remains to be seen; can really hit; super quick bat; others really like his power; think scouts got discouraged about his baseball future once it was clear he was going the football route at Florida State, but his baseball tools are outstanding; 6-4, 200 pounds; S/R

10. OF Nick Williams (Galveston Ball HS, Texas): plus athlete; advanced feel for hitting; patient approach; great athlete; impressive speed; long strider; average arm; see a lot of Dom Brown in his game, for better or worse; I’m stubbornly sticking with Williams as an elite prospect because the tools he showed before this spring’s struggles are still there; 6-3, 200 pounds; L/L

11. OF Anthony Alford (Petal HS, Mississippi): above-average power upside; plus-plus athlete; plus arm; can play any outfield spot, but could be great in corner (LF); above-average to plus (70) speed; strong; 6-2, 220 pounds

12. OF Jesse Winker (Olympia HS, Florida): projects as LF, but a really good one; above-average raw power; really strong hit tool; plus arm strength, above-average in total due to accuracy and iffy mechanics; lightning quick bat; pretty lefthanded swing; patient approach; love the bat here; opposite field power is no joke; present power is legit; 6-3, 200 pounds; L/L

13. OF DJ Davis (Stone HS, Mississippi): plus-plus (80) speed; gap power, more there; improved approach; interesting power upside (double digit); CF range; weak arm; plus CF range; 5-11, 170 pounds

14. OF Max White (Williston HS, Florida): above-average to plus (closer to plus) speed; plus hit tool; plus arm strength; has put on strength and added power; pretty swing; present hit tool is iffy, but bat speed is there; high level CF tools; 6-2, 185 pounds

15. Florida State SR OF James Ramsey: you’ll read lots of averages in his reports, which might not excite many, but those are actually a testament to the hard work he has put in since arriving on campus – Ramsey has come as far as any college player that I can remember in recent memory; above-average hit tool; average at best defender; average range; average at best speed; average arm; average power; was always considered a LF only professionally, but his range has improved a great deal in 2012 – can now play a decent enough CF to play there in a pinch; gets good jumps despite not having blazing speed; there were some rumors that he could be tried at 2B professionally, but I’m not sure the team that drafts him will want to mess with his bat that way; he now uses the whole field so much better than when I last saw him (100% pull-heavy) that he looks like a new player; still unsure of his pro ceiling, but I think his bat is good enough to find him a role in some capacity; 6-0, 200 pounds

2011: .372/453/.600 – 33 BB/49 K – 250 AB
2012: .388/.531/.712 – 47 BB/29 K – 170 AB – 7/11 SB

16. OF Andrew Pullin (Centralia HS, Washington): above-average arm; above-average speed; big raw power, but inconsistent in swing setup; more solid across the board than a standout in one area; little bit of Utley in swing; 6-0, 185 pounds; L/L

17. OF Kolby Copeland (Parkway HS, Louisiana): very good athlete; good power; strong arm; love his approach; 6-2, 185 pounds

18. OF Braden Bishop (St. Francis HS, California): good speed; great athlete; high level glove in center field; great smarts on bases; strong arm; gap power; strong hit tool; 6-1, 180 pounds; R/R

19. OF Josh Henderson (First Baptist Christian HS, Virginia): gorgeous swing; gifted natural hitter; patient approach; good power; average speed; stuck in OF corner; average arm; average range; plus bat speed; 6-0, 190 pounds; L/L

20. OF Austin Aune (Argyle HS, Texas): pretty lefthanded swing; great athlete; first round tools; football star who is a questionable sign; good runner; strong arm; can hit the ball anywhere it is pitched; 6-3, 190 pounds

21. OF Rhett Wiseman (Buckingham Browne & Nichols HS, Massachusetts): plus raw power; above-average to plus speed; good range in CF; iffy arm, but accurate; Johnny Damon and Brett Gardner comps; very raw at plate; also raw in field; swing needs work, inconsistent; have liked his showcase performances; 6-1, 200 pounds; L/R

22. OF Vahn Bozoian (Ayala HS, California): big righthanded power upside; questionable hit tool; plus-plus arm strength, but not always accurate; can handle big velocity; 6-5, 210 pounds

23. OF Fernelys Sanchez (George Washington HS, New York): plus-plus speed; can be too aggressive, but I like what I’ve seen out of his approach, especially as a spoiler; huge defensive tools; remain intrigued by hit tool; 6-3, 200 pounds

24. Chipola (FL) JC SO OF Andrew Toles: plus speed; plus arm; plus range in CF; kicked off team at Tennessee, but has rebounded nicely both on and off the field at junior college; easy player to like because his path to the big leagues is clear – he’s a defensive dynamo who can really run with enough pop to help keep his on-base abilities evolving over time; the popular comp (Michael Bourn) seems like a really fitting one; 5-10, 185 pounds

2011 (at Tennessee): .260/.286/.353 – 4 BB/22 K – 204 AB
2012: .367/.430/.554 – 18 BB – 166 AB – 29/36 SB

25. Rice rJR OF Jeremy Rathjen: above-average speed, power, and arm all give him the look and feel of a starting big league RF if he puts it all together; had reputation of being too aggressive at plate — mostly from being too jumpy early in counts, swinging at pitchers’ pitches — but has worked hard at Rice to hone his plate discipline; good defensive feel; coming off ACL injury, but you wouldn’t know it from breakout season; have heard comps to fellow native Texans Hunter Pence and Brad Hawpe; in a lean year for college bats, Rathjen stands out as one of the few potential starting-caliber players with All-Star upside; 6-5, 200 pounds

2011: .311/.368/.443 – 6 BB/8 K – 61 AB
2012: .349/.449/.570 – 31 BB/18 K – 186 AB – 6/7 SB

26. Texas A&M JR OF Tyler Naquin: plus-plus arm; pretty swing; above-average to plus speed; plus hit tool; reminds me a little of a super-charged version of Alabama OF Taylor Dugas – similar style of play, but every tool a grade (or more) better; better contemporary comparison may be Travis Jankowski; good enough to play CF, though he hasn’t gotten many chances to show it in college; can drill a fastball, but pitch recognition is an issue – like many non-big leaguers he struggles with good breaking stuff; started to show he can go the other way with the better breaking stuff as the year went on; emerging power, but will need to needs to continue to add muscle if he wants to drive the ball against professional pitching; currently his power plays mostly to the gaps; tons of plate coverage; as a CF, Naquin is a legitimate first day prospect; 6-2, 180 pounds

2011: .377/.450/.535 – 31 BB/33 K – 273 AB
2012: .369/.451/.535 – 25 BB/32 K – 217 AB – 18/23 SB

27. OF Bralin Jackson (Raytown South HS, Missouri): quick bat; good speed; good raw power; great athlete; above-average arm; good CF range that could be better with practice; bat is a work in progress; raw all-around, but athleticism and tools make him must follow; like the swing a lot, almost like a lefthanded swing in a righthanded hitting body; 6-0, 180 pounds; R/L

28. OF Ty Moore (Mater Dei HS, California): plus hit tool despite unorthodox swing; above-average (55ish) speed; strong enough arm; just knows how to hit; doesn’t have range for CF or power upside for corner, so tweener status limits his ceiling; 6-0, 185 pounds

29. OF Skye Bolt (Holy Innocents HS, Georgia): plus arm strength; above-average speed; interesting lefthanded power; good range; very good athlete; should be good CF in time, has speed to make up for mistakes; very accurate arm; 6-2, 180 pounds; R/R

30. OF Brett Phillips (Seminole HS, Florida): plus-plus arm strength; 55 speed; 6-1, 185 pounds; above-average range in CF with time; smart hitter; swing needs retooling; average power upside, but will have to work to unlock it

31. Texas JR OF Jonathan Walsh: advanced approach; strong arm; above-average power; big league bat speed; profiles as type of player with the chance to be a better pro hitter than he showed in college – raw physical tools have outpaced his production thus far; outside chance he’ll be announced at catcher, his high school position, on draft day – if that’s the case, expect said announcement to have come way before than many national outlets are currently predicting; from 2009: tremendous athlete with questionable defense behind the plate who is a prime candidate for a position switch; best speed in the catching class; advanced bat with ML-approach should and raw power wins him a place in my heart; I’ve heard a Jayson Werth comp that is just crazy enough for me to buy Walsh as a worthwhile high round draft pick; Texas commit; 6-3, 220 pounds

2011: .280/.375/.429 – 26 BB/34 K – 189 AB
2012: .328/.386/.527 – 17 BB/27 K – 186 AB – 11/11 SB

32. Wake Forest rJR OF Mac Williamson: impressive raw tools, emphasis on raw; above-average to plus arm strength; too aggressive at plate, gets himself out too often; I’ve long wanted to see him move back behind plate, but realize that dream is dead – as it is, he’s a good defender with the prototypical arm for RF; physically mature and very strong; plus power upside; above-average speed, but slow starter – once he gets underway, you see his speed; much improved as hitter in 2012, chasing fewer bad balls; Williamson is interesting for a lot of reasons, not the least of which being his consistently strong power performances and improved plate discipline; if it all comes together in pro ball, Williamson is a five-tool player (four of which are decidedly above-average, the most questionable tool being his bat) with big league starter upside – he profiles very similarly to Adam Brett Walker as a hitter and athlete, but with a higher floor based on his added defensive value; has also shown promise on the mound over the years: 88-92 FB, 94 peak; good sinker; good CB; shows CU; 6-4, 240 pounds

2011: .293/.389/.532 – 27 BB/55 K – 205 AB
2012: .288/.404/.603 – 24 BB/38 K – 184 AB – 13/16 SB

33. Jacksonville JR OF Adam Brett Walker: plus power upside; popular John Mayberry Jr. comps, especially in terms of frame makes a lot of sense; I’ll take the minority view and state that I think he has the chops to be an average RF as pro, but acknowledge that he could be very good defensively at 1B; average at best speed, but not for long as his body fills out; swing isn’t as long as you’d think and he’s a more refined ballplayer than often given credit; average hit tool; average at best arm; I think Walker gets an unfair reputation as a hulking all or nothing slugger who will have to hit 30+ homers to have any kind of long-term value; with a score of 45s/50s across the board, Walker’s game is relatively well-rounded – though, of course, it is still his power that will make him a potential big league regular or not; 6-5, 225 pounds

2011: .401/.481/.661 – 36 BB/61 K – 242 AB
2012: .348/.432/.586 – 30 BB/46 K – 210 AB – 19/20 SB

34. Texas Tech JR OF Barrett Barnes: plus raw power; good bat speed; above-average speed; by all accounts possesses above-average CF range, but I think his body will eventually send him to LF; good enough arm, though it is easily his weakest tool; good athlete; strong; 6-2, 220 pounds

2011: .276/.407/.481 – 43 BB/55 K – 214 AB
2012: .301/.401/.544 – 33 BB/36 K – 206 AB – 20/21 SB

35. OF Tyrone Taylor (Torrance HS, California): great athlete; above-average speed, really quick accelerator; interesting hit tool; big defensive tools; not a ton of power upside, but has some sneaky pop; leadoff future; gap power at his best; 6-2, 180 pounds

36. OF Vincent Jackson (Luella HS, Georgia): big personal favorite as hitter; can hit velocity; average speed; strong arm; 6-4, 200 pounds

37. OF Justin Black (West HS, Montana): good defender in corner, can play CF due to great first step quickness and positioning; plus speed; slash and dash at this point, but power could come as he fills out; 6-1, 185 pounds

38. St. John’s JR OF Jeremy Baltz: above-average raw power that is already playing to all fields – willing to go where the pitch is thrown; strong hit tool; plus bat speed; slow; average at best  arm; not very good in LF, so he has a ton riding on his bat; 6-3, 205 pounds

2011: .292/.431/.459 – 43 BB/46 K – 209 AB
2012: .329/.415/.507 – 28 BB/19 K – 213 AB – 16/20 SB

39. OF Theo Alexander (Lake Washington HS, Washington): quick bat; no problem with high velocity; strong; LF in pros; average speed; 6-2, 200 pounds

40. OF Steven Golden (St. Francis HS, California): good arm; very good speed; good instincts in OF combined with his speed give him plus range; line drive swing with very few moving parts – I like his hit tool more than most, though power upside is questionable; 6-3, 180 pounds; R/R

41. OF Giovanni Brusa (St. Mary’s HS, California): above-average arm; above-average speed; great athlete; big power upside; raw hit tool; could be league average defender in RF; 6-3, 200 pounds

42. LSU rJR OF Raph Rhymes: I think Rhymes gets downplayed as a prospect by national draft experts because they are guarding against casual fans overrating one of college baseball’s relatively well-known players; there’s really no denying that he is a wonderful natural hitter, though it is probably fair to say that his hit tool is his only above-average tool; I think he’ll be passable in left field with enough pop and plate discipline to potentially make it as a big league starter; he does run the risk of being an “all or nothing” prospect – if he can’t make it as a big league starter, then his ceiling drops down to pinch hitter only as he doesn’t fit defensively as a backup outfielder; 6-0, 180 pounds

2011: .364/.430/.495 – 25 BB/18 K – 214 AB
2012: .485/.538/.592 – 20 BB/10 K – 196 AB – 2/6 SB

43. Georgia Tech JR OF Brandon Thomas: above-average to plus speed; power upside largely untapped; really great athlete – if there’s one thing about his game that stands out, it is his athleticism; average hit tool with average power upside; good CF range; good enough arm, but far from special – not strong, but accurate; perfect world ceiling that a scout threw out: Andre Ethier; I think of him as a slightly lesser version of Barrett Barnes; 6-3, 205 pounds

2011: .322/.434/.449 – 38 BB/40 K – 205 AB
2012:  .360/.481/.548 – 32 BB/38 K – 186 AB – 13/18 SB

44. UCLA JR OF Jeff Gelalich: above-average runner; good range in corner; good athlete; solid all-around defender; above-average hit tool; has added strength; average to just above-average arm; can play CF, but best in corner – likely best in LF, but good enough to cover all over; seen by many as a potentially excellent reserve outfielder, but I think he’s got a strong enough all-around game to start down the line; 6-1, 200 pounds

2011: .262/.387/.410 – 26 BB/55 K – 183 AB
2012: .366/.456/.537 – 29 BB/32 K – 205 AB – 16/20 SB

45. OF Jamie Jarmon (Indian River HS, Delaware): average power upside; above-average RF arm; 55 speed; takes some weird routes in outfield, but could stick in CF with more reps; good athlete; 6-3, 205 pounds

46. Walters State (TN) CC SO OF Marcus Davis: from elite high school recruit to a stretch of injuries and ineffectiveness to finally putting up outstanding numbers in 2012; great approach to hitting, very smart ballplayer; below-average arm; plus runner; change in swing mechanics have helped unlock power; not a great defender, so likely limited to LF or even 1B as a professional; comparable to Adam Brett Walker in a lot of ways; 6-2, 215 pounds

2012: .440/.514/.766 – 31 BB – 218 AB – 14/16 SB

47. Howard JC (TX) SO OF Dexter Kjerstad: plus speed; good raw power; transfer from Texas; lots of untapped talent – has begun to flash tools more consistently to the point where he’s a certifiable draft sleeper; 6-1, 210 pounds

2012: .329/.426/.659 – 10 BB – 85 AB – 10/11 SB

48. Vanderbilt JR OF Connor Harrell: one of few college prospects in class with real five-tool potential, but has never been able to put it all together as amateur; really good defender in corner; also capable of playing an average CF; strong arm; above-average raw power; plus speed; big question for me remains approach at plate – not too many players are talented enough to get away with his kind of BB/K numbers; 6-3, 215 pounds

2011: .299/.367/.513 – 15 BB/43 K – 197 AB
2012: .265/.388/.477 – 17 BB/38 K – 132 AB – 3/4 SB

49. Stanford JR OF Jacob Stewart: you don’t need a program to identify Stewart as his special athleticism is evident right off the bat; if it all clicks, he’s one of the draft’s few players who can claim a legitimate five-tool ceiling; unfortunately, even after three years at Stanford, he’s still very, very raw; above-average to plus speed; plus range in center; strong arm; poor pitch recognition is what kills him – he’ll have some of the most painful at bats you’ll ever see; easy bottom line: star upside due to athleticism and range/speed in CF, but if he doesn’t hit, he won’t reach the big leagues – he’s the kind of player that makes me happy that my job isn’t on the line with these rankings; 6-3, 205 pounds

2011: .293/.347/.391 – 16 BB/51 K – 174 AB
2012: .306/.343/.510 – 8 BB/31 K – 157 AB – 3/4 SB

50. Baylor JR OF Logan Vick: so many players are draft-eligible each year that some inevitably blend together, but Vick’s profile makes him stand out as one of a kind; could excel at almost any defensive position (2B, 3B, potentially C) if given time; outstanding approach; plus runner; strong arm; currently a good CF, his most likely pro spot, strong instincts; smart hitter – knows when to take and when to let fly; Vick is a hard player to typecast, but a smart team will find a spot for him if he develops as expected; 5-11, 200 pounds

2011: .207/.330/.299 – 34 BB/32 K – 174 AB
2012: .352/.451/.503 – 37 BB/21 K – 193 AB – 16/21 SB

51. Washington SR OF Caleb Brown: extremely raw college senior who has improved a ton with the new coaching staff at Washington; legit speed, arm, and defense in CF; had scores of believers back when he was still a lump of clay, but many have forgotten about him over the years – he’s really talented and finally beginning to figure things out; 6-2, 225 pounds

2011: .190/.277/.226 – 6 BB/24 K – 84 AB
2012: .361/.462/.491 – 19 BB/16 K – 108 AB – 4/5 SB

52. OF Christian Dicks (Providence HS, Florida): plus speed; great athlete; great range in CF; pesky hitter, lots of foul balls; average arm; raw; 6-0, 190 pounds

53. OF Matthew Goodson (Oxford HS, Alabama): good CF range; above-average speed; strong arm; 6-0, 210 pounds

54. OF Rock Rucker (Russell County HS, Alabama): raw as a hitter, but shows a quick bat; average speed; RF arm; 6-5, 225 pounds

55. OF BJ Boyd (Palo Alto HS, California): plus (60) speed; average raw power, but still figuring out how to use it; above-average hit tool; good athlete; 5-11, 200 pounds; L/L

56. OF Jamal Martin (William T. Dwyer HS, Florida): knows how to hit; really quick hands; great athlete; above-average speed; gap power; 6-0, 180 pounds

57. Kentucky JR OF Brian Adams: plus-plus runner; plus athlete, arguably the best in this entire class; plus raw power; average arm; has the elite-level tools of a blue chip prep prospect, but the lack of attention paid to his baseball career (he’s a former football guy) puts him way behind where he should be developmentally; so much is talked about the scouting side of prospecting baseball talent, but Adams success or failure as a pro will be determined by the player development staff of whatever team takes the chance on him; circumstances and, let’s be frank, luck play a huge part in the outcome of any player subject to the draft – if it’s the right team with the right staff that selects him then he could really take off, but if it isn’t a good fit then we’ll look back and wonder what might have been; 6-4, 220 pounds

2011: .288/.373/.416 – 11 BB/40 K – 125 AB
2012: .227/.277/.341 – 3 BB/17 K – 44 AB – 1/2 SB

58. Gonzaga SR OF Royce Bolinger: plus professional RF-ready arm; above-average defender; average speed that gets pretty good when underway; big raw power with a swing that allows him to use it; arm is strong enough (95 peak off mound) that he could be tried on mound down the line; good athlete; has struggled to hit over the years, but big senior season has some thinking something has finally clicked at the plate; others put less stock in 200 senior at bats – I’d defer to area scouts on him, and would be happy to take him earlier than current industry consensus if the local guys fought for him; great instincts in outfield, can play CF in a pinch despite lack of prototypical CF foot speed – this gives him added value as potential power hitting fourth outfielder/platoon bat; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: .293/.317/.408 – 8 BB/31 K – 191 AB
2012: .417/.471/.652 – 18 BB/19 K – 204 AB – 3/5 SB

59. Texas-Arlington JR OF Preston Beck: good power; average speed; plus arm strength; arm is very accurate as well; good athlete; fun fact: threw one perfect inning in 2011 with 2 strikeouts; pre-season FAVORITE who continues to produce and flash big league tools; 6-2, 190 pounds;

2011: .321/.420/.470 – 32 BB/24 K – 215 AB
2012: .350/.454/.586 – 34 BB/32 K – 203 AB – 4/10 SB

60. TCU SR OF Jason Coats: plus athlete; very strong; special bat speed; decent to average foot speed; average arm; plus raw power; corner outfielder with good range; pitch recognition could make or break him – has more or less broken him to this point, at least as far as national publications are concerned; in a tough spot as a college senior limited to LF who has been expected to hit enough to be worth it, but hasn’t done it; I think of him as an unfairly forgotten man who hasn’t been nearly as bad, from both a scouting and performance standpoint, as you’d hear some people tell it; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: .365/.438/.578 – 26 BB/37 K – 249 AB
2012: .378/.425/.585 – 12 BB/20 K – 193 AB – 7/8 SB

61. OF Zach Gibbons (Saguaro HS, Arizona): solid in CF; above-average arm; line drive swing; some pop; no standout tool, but steady across board

62. OF D’Vone McClure (Jacksonville HS, Arkansas): average arm; above-average or better speed; great athlete; quick bat; good range in corner, average in center; 6-3, 190 pounds

63. Alabama SR OF Taylor Dugas: advanced idea of strike zone; above-average speed; good athlete; gap power; average at best arm; little power; good CF range; leadoff profile; earned one of my all-time all-caps FAVORITE designations going back to his sophomore season; drills high velocity with no problem; smart on bases; as much as I love him, I understand he has a limited ceiling and will have to  continually drastically outperform more physically talented players to keep moving up through a system; 5-7, 175 pounds

2011: .378/.483/.598 – 43 BB/21 K – 241 AB
2012: .357/.464/.517 – 25 BB/20 K – 207 AB – 8/13 SB

64. College of Charleston SR OF Marty Gantt: gap power with the wheels (above-average to plus speed) to leg out extra base hits; strong arm that profiles in any outfield spot; good, instinctual defender who isn’t afraid to get dirty chasing down fly balls; five words sum him up best: just knows how to hit; some guys have a knack for consistently barreling up – Gantt hits like he was born to do it; the splash of cold water comes when remembering that he’s an experienced college senior and a bit of a tweener from an offensive standpoint, but there’s no reason he can’t at least make it as a high level backup/platoon bat if he gets a few breaks along the way; 6-1, 180 pounds

2011: .333/.474/.511 – 56 BB/38 K – 237 AB
2012: .373/.484/.632 – 38 BB/30 K – 201 AB – 25/32 SB

65. Central Florida JR OF Ronnie Richardson: plus athlete; plus arm; plus runner; potential for some sneaky pop – he’s got really quick wrists and uses his lower body better than most; plus defensive tools in CF; generally viewed as a really good college player with little chance to amount to much professionally due to lack of physicality (he’s 5-6, 170 pounds), questionable swing mechanics, and, in turn, a hit tool that leaves most unimpressed, but, I don’t care – I’ve loved Richardson since he stepped on campus and will continue to tout him as a potential big leaguer who can run, defend, throw, and, thanks to a smaller than normal strike zone, really get on base

2011: .329/.456/.439 – 37 BB/42 K – 237 AB
2012: .299/.470/.508 – 36 BB/20 K – 187 AB – 21/28 SB

66. Virginia JR OF Reed Gragnani: good present gap power, could start knocking some over the fence in time; intriguing tools across the board, but hasn’t really been on the field enough to make the kind of impact many, myself included, thought he’d make on the college game; can also moonlight as a capable infielder – depending on how highly teams view his bat, it wouldn’t shock me to see a team move him back to either SS, 2B, or 3B; haven’t heard any indication one way or another about which way he is leaning heading into the draft, but Gragnani strikes me as the kind of player who could either really take off in pro ball or increase his draft stock by leaps and bounds with a huge, healthy senior season; 6-0, 175 pounds

2011: .287/.406/.353 – 20 BB/14 K – 136 AB
2012: .391/.447/.420 – 2 BB/10 K – 69 AB – 0/1 SB

67. Salt Lake (UT) CC SO OF Braden Anderson: plus-plus speed; strong arm; CF range; 6-0, 200 pounds

2012: .394/.492/.631 – 27 BB – 160 AB – 23/26 SB

68. OF Johnny Sewald (Bishop Gorman HS, Nevada): plus speed; leadoff approach; little power; great range in CF; average at best arm; 5-11, 165 pounds

69. Jacksonville JR OF Dan Gulbransen: good bat speed; fantastic approach to hitting – watching him work deep counts, spit on pitchers’ strikes, and driving his pitch to the gap is a lot of fun; approach remains consistent with each at bat, no matter the situation; playable range in CF, but average speed, arm, and power upside makes him a bit of a tweener on the whole; I like Gulbransen more than most – he’s a high floor, fourth outfielder-type with the chance for more; 5-11, 205 pounds

2011: .361/.486/.533 – 51 BB/21 K – 227 AB
2012: .324/.416/.478 – 30 BB/21 K – 207 AB – 5/8 SB

70. Michigan State JR OF Torsten Boss: moved from 3B to CF this year with generally positive results; good power; uses whole field as a hitter – really difficult to pitch to him when he’s on; above-average speed; plus arm strength; better fit in outfield for me personally – he could be really good in a corner in time; has also seen some time at 2B; defensive versatility and steady improvement as a hitter make him a really solid college position player with a relatively clear path to the big leagues, assuming continued good health and progression of tools to skills; 6-0, 200 pounds

2011: .374/.440/.594 – 28 BB/38 K – 219 AB
2012: .323/.439/.475 – 40 BB/41 K – 217 AB – 11/14 SB

71. Rutgers SR OF Patrick Kivlehan: plus athlete; has made really quick and impressive return to diamond after four years playing football; above-average speed; above-average raw power; has experience at 3B, but make more sense to let him run and throw in the outfield professionally; there isn’t much precedent for a prospect like Kivlehan, so following his career through the minors will be a lot of fun; 6-2, 210 pounds

2012: .401/.487/.706 – 21 BB/39 K – 187 AB – 24/28 SB

72. Oklahoma JR OF Max White: good strength; big league power; really good athlete; above-average speed; tried at 2B last fall, but moved to CF this year, where he has showed impressive instincts; easy to love his defensive versatility – can play anywhere but C and SS; 6-1, 200 pounds

2011: .259/.321/.388 – 7 BB/27 K – 147 AB
2012: .327/.391/.444 – 20 BB/25 K – 214 AB – 6/13 SB

73. Missouri JR OF Blake Brown: gifted natural hitter; above-average speed; above-average arm; good defender; smart base runner; plus raw power, but hasn’t shown it in games yet; too many swings and misses; more tools than production so far, but a pro team with a confident developmental staff may be willing to take a risk on his tools sooner rather than later during the draft; 6-1, 190 pounds

2011: .286/.420/.473 – 40 BB/58 K – 182 AB
2012: .281/.365/.468 – 21 BB/51 K – 203 AB – 14/19 SB

74. OF Sam Brown (Jackson HS, Washington): big hit tool; good speed; good base runner; 5-11, 185 pounds

75. OF Tate Matheny (Westminster Christian Academy, Missouri): obvious catching convert still learning ropes of outfield; good speed; has added strength and become legit prospect; 6-2, 185 pounds

76. OF Zach Coppola (Dowling Catholic HS, Iowa): plus speed; potential for plus range in CF; strong arm; reminds me of prep version of Patrick Biondi; 5-10, 160 pounds

77. OF Joey Curletta (Mountain Pointe HS, Arizona): plus arm strength; just average speed; raw power is there, but haven’t really seen it yet; 6-4, 230 pounds

78. OF Cullen O’Dwyer (El Dorado HS, New Mexico): quick bat; much improved over summer; good athlete; good hit tool; good arm strength

79. Chandler-Gilbert (AZ) JC SO OF Tyler Hollick: plus speed; good CF range; I like his bat, others not sold; crazy production in 2012 (below)

2012: .475/.605/.722 – 52 BB – 162 AB – 61/67 SB

80. Arizona State JR OF Andrew Aplin: pretty line drive swing; plus range in CF; above-average speed; strong arm; well below-average power; leadoff hitter profile; average or better upside with bat, but still largely untapped; 5-11, 185 pounds

2011: .284/.380/.404 – 20 BB/15 K – 141 AB
2012: .292/.376/.463 – 26 BB/11 K – 216 AB – 6/8 SB

81. Michigan JR OF Patrick Biondi: plus-plus speed, but doesn’t always use it as effectively as he could – check his SB%; outstanding defender in CF; strong arm; knows his role as a hitter – plays up the pesky, on-base skills and hits the ball where the ball is pitched; 5-9, 165 pounds

2011: .304/.382/.346 – 25 BB/26 K – 217 AB
2012: .312/.416/.416 – 30 BB/28 K – 221 AB – 32/44 SB

82. Texas A&M SO OF Krey Bratsen: 80 speed; plus arm; plus CF range; very raw in all other phases of the game; 6-0, 170 pounds

2011: .332/.397/.373 – 26 BB/51 K – 268 AB
2012: .234/.333/.293 – 26 BB/34 K – 184 AB – 22/27 SB

83. Orange Coast CC (CA) rSO OF Chris Carlson: he can hit; average speed; average defender; but he can really hit; 5-10, 170 pounds

2012: .438/.521/.723 – 17 BB/10 K – 137 AB – 11/14 SB

84. Tulane JR OF Brandon Boudreaux: plus speed; plus range; leadoff profile

2011: .260/.387/.333 – 27 BB/15 K – 150 AB
2012: .360/.454/.585 – 33 BB/21 K – 200 AB – 10/14 SB

85. UCLA JR OF Beau Amaral: strong defender in CF; leadoff profile; hard contact; well above-average runner; quick bat; iffy arm strength; good athlete; good range; whole field approach; carries himself with the confidence of a pro; does all the little things well; 5-10, 180 pounds

2011: .294/.402/.421 – 25 BB/48 K – 221 AB
2012: .293/.375/.428 – 20 BB/31 K – 222 AB – 12/18 SB

86. Vanderbilt JR OF Michael Yastrzemski: reminds me of opposite version of college teammate Connor Harrell; well-rounded set of tools, but nothing that stands out as plus; good defender in all three outfield spots; above-average speed; nice lefthanded swing that is built for line drives, not much loft or extension keeps him from hitting for big power; strong, accurate arm; uses whole field well as hitter; the type of player who grows on you with time; 5-11, 175 pounds

2011: .304/.433/.387 – 45 BB/41 K – 230 AB
2012: .291/.404/.411 – 24 BB/24 K – 175 AB – 5/7 SB

87. College of Charleston rSO OF Daniel Aldrich: good to plus raw power who puts together some monumental BPs and carries some, though not all, of it over to game action; his ultra-aggressive approach is what could be his undoing – the savvier pitchers in pro ball, armed with more detailed scouting reports, will know how to exploit the holes in his swing; poor arm keeps him stuck in LF; as a LF only, he’ll have to mash like he has as a college guy in the pros to survive; with his raw power he’ll have a chance, especially if he makes the right swing adjustments and works to improve his two-strike approach; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: .351/.403/.743 – 18 BB/58 K – 222 AB
2012: .301/.394/.596 – 26 BB/47 K – 183 AB – 3/4 SB

88. Coastal Carolina SR OF Daniel Bowman: impressive plus raw power; strong enough arm for RF; decent speed; previously too much of a hacker with far too many empty swings, but toned down his aggression in a positive way this year; has a reputation, fair or not, as mistake hitter; carrying tool is his power upside which, if nothing else, gives him the edge over a fair number of mid-round college position players looking for work; 6-1, 210 pounds

2011: .281/.343/.512 – 18 BB/42 K – 242 AB
2012: .395/.479/.580 – 25 BB/27 K – 200 AB – 12/15 SB

89. OF Steven Duggar (Byrnes HS, South Carolina): good hit tool; good speed; strong arm; CF range; strong Clemson commitment; 6-2, 180 pounds

90. Lamar (CO) CC SO OF Jackson Gooch: good range in corner; average at best arm; really interesting upside with bat; 6-4, 200 pounds

2012: .417/.473/.775 – 15 BB – 218 AB – 7/10 SB

91. Stanford JR OF Tyler Gaffney: leadoff profile with great approach and plus speed; plus athleticism; plus range in corner, above-average in CF; strong hit tool despite unconventional swing – many hate the swing and say it won’t work at next level, but the complaints seem more based on performance (i.e. more grumbling this year than last) and I don’t personally foresee problems with the swing ahead; below-average arm strength, but above-average accuracy; 6-0, 220 pounds

2011: .337/.435/.487 – 31 BB/30 K – 199 AB
2012: .238/.395/.317 – 28 BB/25 K – 164 AB – 6/9 SB

92. Florida State JC at Jacksonville SO OF Terrell Joyce: good speed; can be too aggressive on both base paths and at plate; super raw; considered signable within first ten rounds – after that, his commitment to Virginia Tech will come into play; can also play infield corners, though unsure how well he defends at third; 6-3, 225 pounds

2012: .436/.503/.725 – 23 BB – 149 AB – 8/11 SB

93. Mississippi JR OF Tanner Mathis: leadoff hitter profile; some pop; above-average speed; good range; good hit tool; 6-0, 180 pounds

2011: .332/.384/.367 – 16 BB/10 K – 226 AB
2012: .352/.456/.405 – 36 BB/16 K – 227 AB – 8/8 SB

94. Hawaii JR OF Breland Almadova: true plus (70) speed; very good defensive tools (range, athleticism, instincts), definite CF range; have heard conflicting reports on arm, ranging from “weak” to “arm is an asset” – looked strong and accurate to me, and it has more fans than detractors from what I’ve heard; enough power to gaps to keep pitchers honest; great athlete with the ceiling of a leadoff hitting centerfielder and the more likely floor of reserve outfielder who can run and catch; 6-1, 200 pounds

2011: .356/.451/.492 – 31 BB/42 K – 191 AB
2012: .310/.422/.411 – 27 BB/34 K – 158 AB – 9/13 SB

95. Hawaii SR OF Collin Bennett: strong history with wood; good athlete; average at best in CF, above-average in corner; above-average arm, enough for RF; patient approach at plate, will wait for something to drive; defensive versatility could get him drafted, as he can also play a decent 3B; 6-1, 205 pounds

2011: .354/.424/.429 – 17 BB/29 K – 161 AB
2012: .381/.489/.456 – 24 BB/24 K – 147 AB – 4/8 SB

96. Santa Fe (FL) CC SO OF Trey Griffin: above-average speed; great athlete; still believe the bat will come on, but gets less likely with each passing year; like Stewart Ijames, Griffin has been a long-time favorite whom I’ve always looked at as a potential regular big league player – his progress has stagnated, so we’re left wondering what might have been if he had given pro ball an earlier shot; 6-3, 210 pounds

2012: .311/.413/.473 – 15 BB/27 K – 167 AB – 10/14 SB

97. Santa Fe (FL) CC FR OF Mallex Smith: plus-plus speed; interesting pop, but needs to put on some muscle; good approach, but could stand to be more patient and take on his role as a potential leadoff hitter; raw, but talented; 5-10, 175 pounds

2012: .380/.466/.540 – 16 BB/30 K – 163 AB – 31/37 SB

98. Salt Lake (UT) CC SO OF Dominque Taylor: plus speed; some power upside; average at best arm; very raw bat, but intrigued by hit tool; CF range; 6-0, 190 pounds

2012: .335/.413/.466 – 12 BB – 161 AB – 27/30 SB

99. OF Christian Keene (Brookhaven Academy, Mississippi): great athlete; above-average arm; above-average speed; intriguing raw power; 6-3, 200 pounds

100. OF Timothy Robinson (Ocean View HS, California): strong; 6-1, 235 pounds; LF only; weak arm; not fast; big raw power; inherent risk in any bat only prep player, but 60/70 power might be worth it

101. James Madison rSO OF Johnny Bladel: ranked 17th on my pre-season list – that might just go down as a miss on my end; above-average to plus speed; gap power; great approach; good defensive CF; plus arm; will have to answer for his suspension from the team, but by all accounts the incident was more youthful indiscretion than long-term concern; status as redshirt-sophomore combined with down season will make him a tough sign, but I still believe in him and will be first in line pumping him up on a 2013 draft list if it comes to it; 6-0, 175 pounds

2011: .336/.460/.493 – 42 BB/47 K – 211 AB
2012: .263/.432/.326 – 26 BB/19 K – 95 AB – 7/9 SB

102. Georgia Tech SO OF Kyle Wren: plus-plus speed; good CF range; ideal leadoff approach; needs to put on some weight and start driving some balls to keep pitchers honest in pro ball; considered a difficult sign, so wouldn’t be a surprise to see him drop and then return to Georgia Tech for another season; 5-10, 165 pounds

2011: .355/.429/.464 – 32 BB/30 K – 265 AB
2012: .272/.370/.386 – 33 BB/24 K – 228 AB – 17/23 SB

103. Arizona Christian JR OF Alex Glenn: plus-plus speed; good pop; tools are there to be elite defender; above-average arm; raw hitter, but lots of upside at plate; USC transfer

2011: .217/.357/.362 – 12 BB/29 K – 69 AB
2012: .351/.467/.580 – 30 BB/31 K – 174 AB – 23/25 SB

104. OF DJ Stewart (Bolles School, Florida): great athlete; good power; strong hit tool; 6-0, 215 pounds

105. Virginia Tech rJR OF Andrew Rash: plus to plus-plus righthanded power, some of the best of its kind in this year’s college class; for all that power and his excellent bat speed, the results have fallen off in a big way after his breakout redshirt-sophomore season; above-average arm; average speed and good instincts help him get by in CF, but profiles best in RF at next level; power will be his carrying tool, so if a team believes that he’ll enough long balls to make up for the overall deficiencies in his offensive game then I think he’ll go high enough to sign; 6-0, 200 pounds

2011: .330/.414/.696 – 19 BB/49 K – 191 AB
2012: .267/.330/.444 – 9 BB/38 K – 187 AB – 7/9 SB

106. Iowa Western CC SO OF Tanner Kreitemeier: very good CF; good speed; plus arm; Nebraska transfer; really interested in the bat; 6-2, 190 pounds

2012: .430/.478/.682 – 6 BB – 179 AB – 6/10 SB

107. Azusa Pacific (CA) SR OF Brent Warren: plus runner; good range in CF; above-average power potential, but the process of going from upside to reality has been more drawn out than you’d like to see; good athlete; high profile recruit and Oregon State transfer; even as a four-year college player Warren has untapped potential to his game – he can run, defend, and there’s still enough power yet to be unearthed to make him an interesting upside play; 6-3, 180 pounds

2012: .339/.411/.551 – 25 BB/44 K – 245 AB – 9/12 SB

108. Dallas Baptist rJR OF Boomer Collins: good RF arm; average speed, but good instincts helps it play up; average power upside; well-rounded backup outfielder type; Nebraska transfer; 5-11, 200 pounds

2012: .305/.419/.542 – 37 BB/43 K – 203 AB – 15/18 SB

109. Riverside CC (CA) FR OF Ryan Garvey: average speed; average arm, probably enough for RF; above-average power upside; strong hit tool; may or may not have the athleticism long-term to stay in outfield, but has experience at first; originally enrolled at USC, but wound up having disappointing year at junior college instead; believed to be much more signable this year; 6-0, 190 pounds

2012: .266/.325/.367 – 8 BB/23 K – 139 AB – 4/5 SB

110. OF Austin Anderson (Saguaro HS, Arizona): good athlete; CF range; good hit tool

111. OF Isaiah Yates (Clovis East HS, California): average speed; plus arm; strong hit tool; good power projection; 5-11, 185 pounds

112. OF Spencer Johnson (Parkview HS, Missouri): big raw power; good speed; 6-4, 210 pounds

113. Colorado Mesa SR OF Jeff Popick: good raw power, still largely untapped; good approach; average arm; average speed; 6-4, 200 pounds

2012: .424/.524/.663 – 31 BB/16 K – 184 AB – 8/11 SB

114. Florida International JR OF Jabari Henry: good arm capable of holding it down in RF; average speed; enough range for CF, but might be best in corner; big raw power, but a long way away from tapping in; 6-1, 200 pounds;

2011: .246/.390/.482 – 43 BB/61 K – 195 AB
2012: .301/.423/.566 – 35 BB/48 K – 173 AB – 4/6 SB

115. North Carolina State rSR OF Ryan Mathews: interesting prospect who has been consistently hyped dating back to his high school days, but has never been in one place and healthy long enough for scouts to get a good look; at his best he has shown scouts plus speed, average arm strength, and good athleticism; the knock on his game coming into the year was his present below-average power due to a hitch in swing, but the coaching staff at NC State did a good job helping him tap into his significant raw power by making some adjustments at the plate; good range in CF, but probably best in a corner professionally; has slimmed down and improved athleticism over past year; 6-3, 180 pounds

2012: .335/.391/.648 – 16 BB/32 K – 182 AB – 1/3 SB

116. Virginia Tech rSO OF Tyler Horan: intriguing power upside; can get too aggressive at plate, for better or worse; good athlete; average speed; good in a corner; plus throwing arm; 6-2, 225 pounds

2011: .396/.434/.771 – 2 BB/11 K – 48 AB
2012: .277/.398/.580 – 28 BB/44 K – 188 AB – 7/9 SB

117. Stony Brook JR OF William Carmona: plus raw power; below-average plate discipline; poor defender at present with below-average range, so a move to 3B, where I’m not sure he’d be much better, may be necessary; plus arm strength – has hit 94 off mound; 6-0, 225 pounds

2011: .326/.357/.545 – 10 BB/50 K – 224 AB
2012: .338/.415/.608 – 27 BB/29 K – 204 AB – 7/8 SB

118. Hofstra SR OF Danny Poma: good speed; strong arm; good range; gap power

2011: .348/.423/.483 – 16 BB/30 K – 178 AB
2012: .377/.455/.578 – 22 BB/14 K – 223 AB – 26/35 SB

119. Clemson rJR OF Thomas Brittle: plus speed; plus-plus range in CF; one of the most exciting players in college baseball, at least for my money – he’s the kind of guy you’d pay to watch chase down fly balls and run the bases; College of Charleston transfer; 5-8, 170 pounds

2012: .328/.416/.475 – 21 BB/21 K – 198 AB – 12/14 SB

120. Shippensburg (PA) SR OF Cody Kulp: plus arm; average speed; good range in RF; above-average raw power; below-average plate discipline, but has shown some improvement; 6-2, 200 pounds

.304/.392/.481 – 23 BB/21 K – 181 AB – 6/8 SB

121. South Carolina JR OF Evan Marzilli:  good athlete; plus speed; came into year thinking he had above-average range in CF and plus range in corner, but now think I like him as plus in CF as well – he’s a great, instinctual defender with speed to catch up to almost everything; solid plate discipline; strong hit tool; improving pop, mostly to gaps; though his numbers may not show it, he’s on the short list of most improved players in 2012; 5-11, 175 pounds

2011: .282/.370/.405 – 26 BB/60 K – 220 AB
2012: .290/.381/.397 – 28 BB/44 K – 214 AB – 11/15 SB

121. The Master’s (CA) SR OF Tanner Leighton: plus speed; great instincts on bases; experience all over diamond, but best in CF; average arm; 5-10, 175 pounds

122. OF Marcus Wirth (Grand Junction HS, Colorado): good range in CF; plus speed; some pop

123. OF Sam Gillikin (Hoover HS, Alabama): good athlete; above-average speed; average arm; like his hit tool; 6-2, 190 pounds

124. OF Kevin Connolly (Omaha Creighton Prep, Nebraska): good speed; plus arm; good athlete; interesting power; 6-1, 185 pounds

125. LSU JR OF Mason Katz: intriguing power upside, but currently mostly to gaps; average defender in RF; 5-10, 190 pounds

2011: .342/.376/.542 – 9 BB/33 K – 190 AB
2012: .343/.439/.608 – 31 BB/36 K – 204 AB – 8/10 SB

126. Arkansas rSO OF Jacob Morris: plus athlete; plus speed; covers lots of ground in OF; strong arm that could be tried on mound down the line; big raw talent, but hasn’t gotten at bats to show it; rare and beautiful underperforming college upside gamble, but difficult sign as redshirt-sophomore; 6-3, 215 pounds

2012: .229/.357/.393 – 22 BB/48 K – 140 AB – 5/7 SB

127. TCU JR OF Kyle Von Tungeln: good to plus speed; intriguing pop; average arm; from a strictly tools standpoint, Von Tungeln isn’t that far off from Travis Jankowski – it’s just that Jankowski is a much better ballplayer at this point who has converted more of his tools to skills; 6-0, 180 pounds

2011: .302/.392/.430 – 13 BB/15 K – 86 AB
2012: .333/.436/.454 – 26 BB/45 K – 183 AB – 10/15 SB

128. Mississippi SR OF Zach Kirksey: plus raw power that he has finally tapped into; plus speed; very quick bat; huge holes in swing, but improving ever so slightly; iffy defender

2011: .192/.283/.423 – 3 BB/24 K – 52 AB
2012: .291/.390/.661 – 18 BB/29 K – 127 AB – 1/2 SB

129. Arizona JR OF Robert Refsnyder: plus athlete; 55 speed; big raw power, but currently to gaps (10 HRs a year?); strong arm for RF; gets most out of tools; strong hit tool; 6-1, 205 pounds

2011: .274/.332/.427 – 17 BB/30 K – 241 AB
2012: .320/.414/.495 – 25 BB/18 K – 206 AB – 13/17 SB

130. East Tennessee State SR OF Matthew Scruggs: quick bat; good athlete; swings from heels, but with power lacking in college class could get a look late – too many empty swings for me personally; have heard it argued that he is not just a bat (solid defender in corner) though it is still clear what tool will make or break him; 6-1, 200 pounds

2011: .266/.356/.450 – 24 BB/62 K – 218 AB
2012: .244/.332/.549 – 21 BB/64 K – 193 AB – 8/10 SB

131. Amherst (MA) SR OF Kevin Heller: good athlete; good speed; good range; good arm; good power; 6-1, 200 pounds

2012: .374/.474/.523 – 17 BB/17 K – 107 AB – 4/5 SB

132. Duke SR OF Will Piwnica-Worms: good arm; gap power; good defender in corner; good speed; no carrying tool, but well-rounded overall; inability to play solid enough CF — he’s not bad there, but couldn’t do it full-time — may keep him from fulfilling backup outfielder upside; Piwnica-Worms has some pretty serious fans who strongly believe that he is a future big league player – as of now, I think they are seeing something I’m not, but the strong, persistent love for him out from the people who have seen him every weekend is something to keep in the back of your mind; 6-2, 220 pounds

2011: .274/.342/.401 – 13 BB/39 K – 197 AB
2012: .312/.431/.538 – 25 BB/27 K – 173 AB – 4/6 SB

133. OF Jake Cosart (Clear Creek HS, Texas): very similar to his brother Jared, at least on his throws from the outfield: 98 MPH from outfield, but, unlike his brother, only mid-80s from mound; once his body fills out, his career could go in any number of ways; 6-1, 145 pounds

134. OF Daniel Kihle (Andale HS, Kansas): plus speed; plus range

135. OF Edward Sappelt (Southern Alamance HS, North Carolina): line drive swing, but can also hit ball out

136. Florida International SR OF Pablo Bermudez: could play CF as pro, but iffy arm might keep him in LF; very raw for a college senior; power/speed combo with speed developed but power not yet full realized; can get too aggressive at times; inside-out swing limits his power ceiling – good pro coaching could go a long way; 5-11, 185 pounds

2011: .382/.497/.532 – 52 BB/48 K – 233 AB
2012: .310/.418/.433 – 37 BB/49 K – 203 AB – 12/18 SB

137. Middle Tennessee State SR OF Justin Guidry: plus speed; gap power; quick bat; strong arm; plus CU as a lefthanded pitcher (6.07 K/9 in 26.2 IP in 2011), but didn’t see any time on the mound in 2012

2011: .332/.380/.453 – 12 BB/27 K – 232 AB
2012: .358/.418/.480 – 18 BB/21 K – 229 AB – 11/14 SB

138. Connecticut rJR OF Billy Ferriter: above-average to plus speed; plus range in corner; strong hit tool; pressed as a redshirt-sophomore, but has really stepped his game up to help fill the void left by George Springer’s departure; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: .315/.385/.350 – 17 BB/36 K – 197 AB
2012: .379/.443/.441 – 21 BB/26 K – 227 AB – 25/30 SB

139. Wright State SR OF Tristan Moore: average hit tool; above-average speed; very strong arm – has been 90-92 FB off mound; RF professionally; questionable power potential, but there’s something there; raw even after four years, but more naturally gifted than your typical senior sign; good athlete; too aggressive at times; great range in corner; 6-2, 205 pounds

2011: .329/.408/.529 – 25 BB/41 K – 210 AB
2012: .324/.395/.488 – 23 BB/40 K – 213 AB – 9/14 SB

140. Florida International JR OF Nathan Burns: good athlete; plus arm; plus speed; too many swings and misses, but has the size, athleticism, and defensive tools to intrigue; 6-4, 200 pounds

2012: .304/.405/.493 – 36 BB/47 K – 207 AB – 9/13 SB

141. Oregon SR OF Vernell Warren: limited baseball experience since high school, but might just be the best athlete in the entire draft; best raw tool is his plus-plus speed; hard to put future grades on his bat, but his speed and defense should get him chances for years to come; when you click his bio on the Oregon baseball website, his listed position is “Jumps,” a relic from his track and field past; 6-0, 165 pounds

2012: .353/.368/.412 – 1 BB/5 K – 17 AB – 0/0 SB

142. OF Austin Cipres (Murrierta Valley HS, California): plus arm strength; good athlete

143. OF Chris Akmon (Saguaro HS, Arizona): good power upside; good defender presently

144. OF Eric Stryker (Armwood HS, Florida): raw; great athlete; 6-1, 190 pounds

145. UNC-Wilmington JR OF Tyler Molinaro: strong hit tool, but has been inconsistent throughout amateur career; good glove in corner; impressive power, but all depends on whether or not he can make enough contact going forward; 6-2, 220 pounds

2012: .278/.339/.526 – 18 BB/57 K – 234 AB – 6/7 SB

146. Oregon JR OF Andrew Mendenhall: good athlete; high ceiling, but has yet to fulfill promise of power upside and above-average speed combination; even without showing much with the bat yet, Mendenhall’s plus CF range and plus arm make him an interesting mid- to late-round pick, though he could go higher with a big senior season; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: .226/.359/.321 – 8 BB/10 K – 53 AB
2012: .277/.393/.362 – 9 BB/11 K – 47 AB – 3/6 SB

147. Cornell SR OF Brian Billigen: good bat speed; average power upside; above-average speed; above-average to plus arm; good defender in CF; no real weaknesses, but pitch recognition is sometimes an issue – will chase bad balls and get himself out; received a rare and beautiful pre-season Ivy League FAVORITE designation; 6-0, 175 pounds

2011: .308/.429/.617 – 17 BB/32 K – 120 AB
2012: .369/.448/.584 – 14 BB/28 K – 149 AB – 13/15 SB

148. OF Josh Schubert-McAdams (Calhoun HS, Georgia): plus arm; 6-4, 215 pounds

149. OF Nick Fatica (Marcos de Niza HS, Arizona): good speed; CF range; whole fields approach

150. OF Keaton Boysen (Desert Mountain HS, Arizona): strong hit tool only big tool

151. OF Shilo McCall (Piedra Vista HS, New Mexico): good speed; good athlete; strong; above-average arm; 6-2, 215 pounds

152. OF Josh Almonte (Long Island City HS, New York): plus speed; plus arm; 6-3, 200 pounds

153. Wilmington (DE) SR OF Joe Harbach: plus defender in CF; interesting raw power, but little has manifested thus far; 6-2, 185 pounds

2012: .380/.472/.583 – 22 BB/15 K – 192 AB – 12/16 SB

154. LSU JR OF Arby Fields: great athlete; plus speed; CF range; has some power upside, but hasn’t shown it since junior college days; made consistent hard contact even when piling up the outs this spring; reminds me a little bit of Kentrail Davis as a prospect and should get drafted much closer to where a prospect like that should be taken (i.e. far from the supplemental first); best days are ahead, but it remains to be seen if he’s signable after twice turning down the draft so far; 5-9, 210 pounds

2012: .237/.305/.331 – 10 BB/20 K – 118 AB – 10 BB/20 K – 3/5 SB

155. Texas State SR OF Jeff McVaney: average hit tool that some like a touch more, but that’s the high point of his game; power slightly below-average; average arm not quite as strong as you’d think coming from a decent pitching prospect; solid defender in corner, but stretched in CF; no true carrying tool, but could turn him in as solid org guy who could hang on just long enough to get a chance; 6-2, 210 pounds

2011: .307/.420/.471 – 35 BB/36 K – 238 AB
2012: .299/.358/.495 – 13 BB/34 K – 194 AB – 13/16 SB

156. OF Zach Larson (Lakewood Ranch HS, Florida): good athlete; good speed; good arm; CF range; raw; 6-4, 200 pounds

157. OF Anthony Kidston (Defiance HS, Ohio): plus arm strength plays well in RF; good range

158. Rice SR OF Michael Fuda: good gap power; plus speed that questionable base running instincts somewhat negate; good, versatile defender; strong arm; great athlete; plus OF range; has all of the non-hit tools you like to see, but doesn’t profile as a high-average guy and his approach at the plate is far below acceptable levels; 6-0, 190 pounds

2011: .261/.348/.304 – 19 BB/37 K – 161 AB
2012: .310/.341/.481 – 9 BB/49 K – 210 AB – 7/9 SB

159. St. Cloud State JR OF Brian Hansen: plus range in CF; good arm; little power upside, but can put it in the gaps when ahead in the count; good hit tool; 6-3, 200 pounds

2012: .344/.449/.591 – 33 BB/27 K – 215 AB – 11/13 SB

160. Columbia JR OF Dario Pizzano: above-average hit tool; average power; average speed; average arm; tools play up; LF in pros, but should be solid there; 5-11, 200 pounds

2011: .359/.443/.654 – 22 BB/18 K – 156 AB
2012: .347/.461/.533 – 31 BB/16 K – 150 AB – 3/5 SB

161. Manhattan JR OF Anthony Vega: plus speed; good range in CF; interesting raw power

2011: .255/.343/.359 – 15 BB/32 K – 145 AB
2012: .348/.424/.507 – 22 BB/25 K – 201 AB – 30/33 SB

162. OF Cam Gibson (Grosse Pointe South HS, Michigan): good speed; good athlete; CF range; work in progress with bat

163. OF Robert Martinez (Quinones Medina HS, Puerto Rico): interesting bat; 6-1, 185 pounds

164. OF Dylan Dore (Johns Creek HS, Georgia): plus arm strength; good speed

165. Utah SR OF Shaun Cooper: can hit a good fastball; quick hands; iffy arm; average speed; LF only as pro; needed to at least repeat his big power showing of 2011, but down year leaves him in draft day limbo; 5-10, 200 pounds

2011: .347/.408/.604 – 19 BB/46 K – 202 AB
2012: .236/.295/.423 – 12 BB/53 K – 208 AB – 4/7 SB

166. Marshall rJR OF Isaac Ballou: leadoff hitter profile; good approach; above-average speed; above-average range; iffy arm; little power, but slowly starting to emerge as body has filled out; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: .283/.397/.396 – 32 BB/28 K – 187 AB
2012: .313/.454/.410 – 44 BB/40 K – 195 AB – 22/29 SB

167. Northeastern Oklahoma JC SO OF Mark Podlas: good athlete; good power upside; UVA transfer

2012: .343/.401/.587 – 15 BB – 172 AB – 8/9 SB

168. Georgia SR OF Peter Verdin: plus athlete; toolsy; plus-plus speed; plus arm; very good CF; interesting power potential; has been tried at C and could be tried there again in pros; 6-0, 200 pounds

2011: .270/.338/.348 – 9 BB/34 K – 178 AB
2012: .290/.392/.347 – 18 BB/30 K – 176 AB – 16/18 SB

169. Cal State Fullerton JR OF Anthony Hutting: good pure hitter; 6-0, 185 pounds

2011: .155/.262/.211 – 7 BB/13 K – 71 AB
2012: .292/.442/.434 – 22 BB/8 K – 106 AB – 3/5 SB

170. McNeese State SR OF Seth Granger: plus defender; gap power; average speed; too many swings and misses, but hit tool is strong

2011: .367/.435/.500 – 26 BB/38 K – 226 AB
2012: .332/.406/.488 – 22 BB/39 K – 211 AB – 14/17 SB

171. Charlotte rSR OF Shane Brown: leadoff hitter profile – strong approach, high contact skills, and great strike zone judgment; plus speed; 5-11, 160 pounds

2011: .299/.448/.358 – 16 BB/9 K – 67 AB
2012: .365/.445/.432 – 25 BB/12 K – 192 AB – 31/33 SB

172. Navy SR OF Alex Azor: great athlete; strong hit tool; good range in CF; strong enough arm

2011: .329/.404/.402 – 21 BB/14 K – 234 AB
2012: .316/.410/.401 – 24 BB/10 K – 152 AB – 3/4 SB

173. Wichita State rSO OF Micah Green: good athlete; plus speed; plus raw power; super duper raw across the board, but has the tools to get noticed; lack of playing time made scouting him difficult this spring, so another year of college might be best for all involved; 6-2, 215 pounds

2011: .241/.311/.317 – 12 BB/34 K – 145 AB
2012: .315/.361/.449 – 4 BB/21 K – 89 AB – 4/5 SB

174. Gonzaga JR OF Billy Moon: great athlete with speed and instincts to show CF range; like teammate Royce Bolinger, has the plus arm strength to potentially be tried on mound professionally (2012 stats: 5.92 K/9 | 0.95 BB/9 | 4.54 FIP | 38 IP); thought his sophomore season was a precursor to a breakout junior year, but things haven’t gone according to plan at plate; likely will head into 2013 as one of those senior signs with subpar college production that has way more tools than you’d expect; 5-10, 185 pounds

2011: .358/.410/.492 – 14 BB/22 K – 193 AB
2012: .234/.280/.299 – 8 BB/20 K – 107 AB – 2/3 SB

175. Morehead State SR OF Andrew Deeds: good athlete; strong arm; good speed; has made steady progress as hitter to the point where he is now a definite maybe on draft day; experience at third base could make him more attractive

2011: .283/.371/.473 – 19 BB/26 K – 184 AB
2012: .323/.393/.483 – 15 BB/16 K – 201 AB – 13/21 SB

176. Nebraska JR OF Josh Scheffert: good athlete; strong; intriguing raw power; questionable hit tool; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: .220/.286/.340 – 11 BB/39 K – 150 AB
2012: .352/.405/.553 – 15 BB/24 K – 179 AB – 5/5 SB

177. North Carolina State JR OF Tarran Senay: plus raw power; iffy arm; below-average speed, but an underrated athlete and defender; still probably locked in as a professional LF; looked his best during his freshman year, but hasn’t been able to recapture that form since – any team considering drafting him will be banking on the talent he flashed earlier in his career; 6-0, 220 pounds

2011: .271/.401/.388 – 26 BB/38 K – 129 AB
2012: .224/.315/.417 – 18 BB/41 K – 156 AB – 1/2 SB

178. Jacksonville State SR OF Kyle Bluestein: good speed; picks his spots on bases well; plus arm, more than enough for RF; good range in corner; interesting power upside that scouts believe they haven’t really seen in game action yet, at least not with any consistency; still has too much swing and miss in his offensive game, but better tools than your typical late-round senior sign; 6-3, 205 pounds

2011: .333/.400/.597 – 17 BB/42 K – 159 AB
2012: .314/.386/.498 – 18 BB/47 K – 207 AB – 7/7 SB

179. Louisville SR OF Stewart Ijames: I always look back on guys like Mike Trout and Christian Yelich as some of my biggest draft misses, but of the guys I really advocated for who haven’t panned out the poster boy is probably Ijames; I’ll stubbornly stand by his bat speed and power upside, but admit defeat when it comes to his plate discipline, which has declined since his eye-opening redshirt-sophomore season; decent speed; strong arm; 6-1, 215 pounds

2011: .247/.327/.454 – 24 BB/45 K – 227 AB
2012: .261/.354/.486 – 30 BB/40 K – 218 AB – 6/8 SB

180. West Virginia JR OF Brady Wilson: plus-plus speed; raw defensively, but speed allows him to outrun mistakes; too aggressive at plate and hasn’t really embraced role of slash-and-dash, patient leadoff hitter; can also play 2B, but speed like his was made for CF; 5-10, 165 pounds

2011: .298/.390/.367 – 23 BB/24 K – 215 AB
2012: .243/.339/.344 – 27 BB/39 K – 218 AB – 10/17 SB

181. Orange Coast CC (CA) FR OF Boog Powell: patient, high-contact approach well-suited for leadoff role; plus speed; plus CF range; above-average arm; 5-11, 170 pounds

2012: .398/.432/.435 – 11 BB/10 K – 191 AB – 8/14 SB

182. Arkansas JR OF Matt Vinson: five-tool ceiling, but maddeningly inconsistent across board; plate discipline in 2012 was strangely a bright spot; big raw power; good defender; strong arm; has the physical gifts to go a long way in professional baseball, but his well below-average college track record may keep him from getting a shot just yet; some rawness was expected, but not so much that he’d be unable to hit his weight; 6-2, 210 pounds

2011: .221/.310/.390 – 10 BB/27 K – 77 AB
2012: .205/.382/.282 – 23 BB/23 K – 78 AB – 1/4 SB

183. South Alabama JR OF Nolan Earley: gap power that has increased with added bulk; above-average speed; above-average arm; good range in corner, can handle CF when he has to; no standout tool, but well-rounded skill set could make him valuable backup in time; 6-0, 190 pounds

2011: .312/.403/.434 – 28 BB/22 K – 221 AB
2012: .310/.410/.463 – 31 BB/30 K – 203 AB – 5/8 SB

184. Clemson SR OF Brad Felder: interesting power upside; plus speed; can play all three outfield spots; already 23, so he’ll have to move fast; 6-0, 200 pounds

2011 (at Citadel): .308/.385/.507 – 22 BB/56 K – 201 AB
2012: .259/.347/.429 – 19 BB/29 K – 147 AB – 10/11 SB

185. Washington State SR OF Derek Jones: very strong; decent speed; average at best arm; best future tool is power, which profiles as a touch above average at next level; great athlete; holes in swing lead to too many swings and misses; stuck in LF defensively, but should be decent there; improved approach over course of college career is encouraging; hard to put too high of a grade on a corner outfielder with a questionable hit tool; 6-1, 220 pounds;

2011: .254/.355/.440 – 23 BB/47 K – 193 AB
2012: .316/.430/.536 – 32 BB/43 K – 196 AB – 11/13 SB

186. Miami SR OF Rony Rodriguez: quick bat; above-average raw power; raw overall talent, especially when his age is considered; strikes me as the type of player who needed a big statistical season to make an impression; biggest thing in his favor may be his defensive versatility; 5-11, 210 pounds

2011: .338/.448/.646 – 30 BB/49 K – 198 AB
2012: .278/.378/.426 – 16 BB/38 K – 115 AB – 5/7 SB

187. Arkansas State JR OF Michael Faulkner: plus speed helps him excel in CF (plus range) and on the base paths; weak arm; little power upside; 5-11, 160 pounds

2011: .322/.400/.401 – 31 BB/22 K – 227 AB
2012: .295/.369/.343 – 24 BB/19 K – 207 AB – 38/39 SB

188. South Carolina SR OF Adam Matthews: plus speed; great athlete; good defender; good bat speed; shows big raw power during BP, but hasn’t come together during games; strong arm; super raw for a college product; more tools than production still, but could be late bloomer; 6-2, 210 pounds

2011: .264/.372/.391 – 17 BB/21 K – 110 AB
2012: .219/.306/.311 – 17 BB/34 K – 151 AB – 2/4 SB

189. Washington State SR OF Kyle Johnson: leadoff hitter profile; plus speed; line-drive swing; no power; special defender in CF, one of the best in the entire class; average arm; 5-10, 175 pounds

2011: .177/.301/.194 – 6 BB/8 K – 62 AB
2012: .284/.386/.369 – 14 BB/19 K – 141 AB – 17/21 SB

190. Missouri JR OF Dane Opel: strong hit tool; plus speed; strong arm; good defender; 6-2, 190 pounds

2011: .209/.300/.322 – 12 BB/29 K – 115 AB
2012: .261/.355/.484 – 21 BB/49 K – 184 AB – 2/5 SB

191. Georgetown SR OF Rand Ravnaas: above-average speed; average arm; good range; can be too aggressive, but flashes enough speed and pop to be an interesting prospect; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: .343/.391/.531 – 17 BB/42 K – 213 AB
2012: .304/.379/.407 – 25 BB/31 K – 194 AB – 14/18 SB

192. Miami (Ohio) SR OF Alex Johnson: plus speed; CF range; plus arm; weird swing, but solid results; good athlete; big raw power; might struggle against better pitching; Cleveland State transfer; 6-2, 190 pounds

2012: .368/.390/.447 – 2 BB/5 K – 38 AB – 3/4 SB

193. Santa Fe (FL) CC SO OF Drew Doty: 5-10, 175 pounds

2012: .365/.447/.500 – 18 BB/9 K – 148 AB – 13/14 SB

194. Central Florida JR OF Jeramy Matos: some of the best, and most underrated, raw power in college class; average hit tool with a swing that works for him; very strong; has improved flexibility and athleticism since high school days; raw, under the radar talent, but enough power to get a look; 6-2, 210 pounds

2012: .301/.389/.530 – 10 BB/33 K – 83 AB – 5/6 SB

195. UNLV JR OF Brandon Bayardi: good power upside; LF only; 6-2, 210 pounds

2011: .282/.394/.515 – 22 BB/47 K – 163 AB
2012: .328/.437/.514 – 28 BB/34 K – 183 AB – 9/12 SB

196. Santa Clara rSO OF Pat Stover: will be a tough sign as a redshirt sophomore who hasn’t put it all together yet, but has enough power, speed, athleticism, bat speed, and brute strength to intrigue teams; 6-5, 215 pounds

2011: .175/.313/.275 – 6 BB/13 K – 40 AB
2012: .270/.349/.397 – 16 BB/31 K – 189 AB – 13/16 SB

197. New Mexico State SR OF Tanner Waite: former football player who is a really good athlete; interesting power/speed combination; RF arm strength; fascinating prospect who is a very raw talent, but has shown unexpected BB/K numbers; 5-10, 185 pounds

2011: .269/.413/.349 – 43 BB/28 K – 175 AB
2012: .229/.432/.313 – 69 BB/45 K – 192 AB – 2/5 SB

198. Illinois SR OF Willie Argo: good athlete; very strong; plus speed; good raw power; good range in CF; weak arm; 6-1, 220 pounds

2011: .265/.381/.373 – 28 BB/46 K – 204 AB
2012: .303/.420/.379 – 35 BB/39 K – 195 AB – 23/27 SB

199. Campbell SR OF Jim Brennaman: leadoff profile; great approach; one of three outfielders in Campbell lineup with above-average or better CF range and speed; I began the year liking Brennaman the least of the three, but his continued discipline at the plate, speed, and defense make him a viable late-round senior sign fifth outfielder/pinch runner/defensive replacement type

2011: .316/.488/.449 – 24 BB/30 K – 158 AB
2012: .271/.448/.399 – 37 BB/36 K – 188 AB – 28/30 AB

200. North Carolina JR OF Chaz Frank: above-average speed; line drive swing; leadoff profile; could be very good defender once he improves jumps – have heard he’s not quite strong enough to handle CF defensively; strong arm; good approach; strong hit tool; limited power; LF only in pros, but a solid one; I’d bet on a return to Chapel Hill in 2013, but that’s only on an educated hunch; 5-10, 160 pounds

2011: .296/.431/.370 – 46 BB/30 K – 230 AB
2012: .284/.420/.383 – 40 BB/28 K – 201 AB – 14/18 SB

201. South Florida rJR OF Alex Mendez: plus speed, but still figuring out how best to use it; above-average bat speed; easy CF range; strong arm – threw 90-93 as lefty in HS; Tommy John survivor; had major offers coming out of high school, so there’s not much questioning his physical gifts; 5-7, 175 pounds

2011: .298/.343/.383 – 6 BB/13 K – 94 AB
2012: .289/.393/.378 – 23 BB/27 K – 201 AB – 6/9 SB

202. Bethune-Cookman JR OF David Lee: above-average raw power; strong arm; enough range for CF; too many swings and misses; has rebounded from ugly sophomore year to put up respectable numbers in 2012; might need another productive year to get drafted; 6-3, 225 pounds

2011: .163/.333/.204 – 12 BB/21 K – 49 AB
2012: .286/.413/.411 – 35 BB/49 K – 192 AB – 12/17 SB

203. New Mexico State rSO 1B/OF Tanner Rust: great athlete; plus arm; good runner; power upside is there; likely a RF in pros, but might stick at either 3B or C with coaching; hasn’t hit enough to get picked high enough to turn pro as a redshirt-sophomore; 6-3, 215 pounds

2012: .242/.369/.352 – 22 BB/25 K – 128 AB – 0/0 SB

204. Florida Gulf Coast rSR OF Ryan Gebhart: good bat speed; very good defender; above-average speed; Missouri transfer; above-average arm; good range in CF; gap power; questionable hit tool; story of his career has been unfulfilled promise – there’s no guarantee he’ll get the chance to live up to said promise as a professional; 6-1, 180 pounds

2012: .285/.410/.380 – 36 BB/54 K – 200 AB – 8/11 SB

205. UCLA JR OF Cody Keefer: good runner; line drive stroke; really smart hitter; strong natural hit tool; good looking lefty swing; good range; LF arm; tweener who can hit, but not enough pop, patience, speed, or arm to profile professionally; 6-2, 205 pounds

2011: .299/.408/.388 – 33 BB/47 K – 201 AB
2012: .319/.395/.377 – 23 BB/32 K – 204 AB – 5/11 SB

206. Arizona JR OF Joey Rickard: conflicting reports on arm – ranges from plus to weak; plus speed; great instincts; leadoff hitter profile; good range in CF; not a ton of raw power; strong hit tool; level swing at his best, uppercut at his worst; 6-1, 185 pounds

2011: .298/.370/.379 – 23 BB/31 K – 248 AB
2012: .275/.354/.348 – 18 BB/24 K – 204 AB – 14/20 SB

207. Indiana State JR OF Robby Ort: strong hit tool; good speed; strong arm; good range in corner; plays above tools

2011: .324/.398/.563 – 28 BB/48 K – 222 AB
2012: .291/.347/.473 – 14 BB/40 K – 237 AB – 6/8 SB

208. Cal State Fullerton JR OF Ivory Thomas: above-average or better speed; impressive defensive tools in CF; great approach, but can get too passive; hit tool will make or break him – so far, he hasn’t shown enough to warrant a high enough pick to sign him away from his senior season; 5-10, 180 pounds

2011: .281/.443/.363 – 30 BB/41 K – 160 AB
2012: .275/.421/.317 – 21 BB/29 K – 120 AB – 9/12 SB

209. Appalachian State JR OF Tyler Zupcic:

2011: .327/.415/.427 – 32 BB/26 K – 220 AB
2012: .301/.408/.440 – 21 BB/17 K – 193 AB – 12/17 SB

210. Coastal Carolina JR OF Ted Blackman: high profile transfer from Miami did pretty much was expected out of him this year; came into year known as a prospect who fit the leadoff hitter profile well, and his patient approach backed it up; has more pop to the gaps than he delivered in 2012; doesn’t fit the leadoff profile all the way, as his speed is far closer to average than plus; still has the instincts to play CF, but the lack of foot speed may eventually push him to corner; if that’s the case, then his iffy arm will hurt him as he doesn’t really throw well enough for RF; if he can increase his speed a bit, prove to scouts he can handle center, and show a little more pop, then he could be in the mid-round senior sign mix next year; 6-0, 190 pounds

2012: .270/.401/.311 – 27 BB/29 K – 148 AB – 11/17 SB

211. Campbell JR OF Ben McQuown: very good speed; very good range in CF; smart base runner; sneaky pop; will probably have to come back and try it again next year after decent junior season; true claim to fame may be being one of five different “McQ’s” in Division I baseball: he joins McQuillan, McQuaig, McQueen, and McQuail; 5-10, 175 pounds

2012: .300/.382/.358 – 21 BB/23 K – 190 AB – 23/26 SB

212. South Florida rSR OF Todd Brazeal: scouts have long been intrigued by his hit tool, but long swing has resulted in too many swings and misses and not enough consistent contact; strong enough arm for OF, might even be moved to 3B professionally; one of the draft’s most highly regarded individuals in terms of makeup, if you’re into that sort of thing; 6-3, 225 pounds

2011: .273/.383/.402 – 25 BB/51 K – 194 AB
2012: .243/.354/.345 – 23 BB/32 K – 148 AB – 2/2 SB

213. Northwest Florida State JC SO OF Patrick McGavin: good raw power; showed below-average bat speed this year; decent athlete; strong arm with experience on the mound – scouts divided on whether or not he fits best in field or as a pitcher; Alabama transfer who was once a highly sought after high school recruit; 6-3, 200 pounds

2012: .226/.282/.398 – 8 BB – 93 AB – 0/1 SB

214. Dallas Baptist SR OF Landon Anderson: plus runner; very smart on base paths; good range in CF; 5-11, 175 pounds

2011: .292/.365/.456 – 22 BB/23 K – 250 AB
2012: .262/.343/.351 – 24 BB/26 K – 202 AB – 12/18 SB

215. North Dakota State SR OF Nick Anderson: good runner with average raw power

2012: .289/.358/.476 – 12 BB/30 K – 166 AB – 5/9 SB

216. Austin Peay State JR OF Cody Hudson: good speed

2011: .247/.364/.412 – 23 BB/42 K – 182 AB
2012: .284/.372/.456 – 21 BB/30 K – 169 AB – 19/25 SB

217. UNLV SR OF Marvin Campbell: good power upside; has always looked the part with a pro frame of 6-5, 235 pounds, but never really put it all together

2012: .222/.347/.381 – 9 BB/13 K – 63 AB – 0/0 SB

218. UNLV SR OF Trevor Kirk:

2011: .275/.357/.329 – 22 BB/33 K – 207 AB
2012: .311/.382/.446 – 15 BB/28 K – 193 AB – 5/7 SB

219. Fresno State SR OF Kenny Wise:

2011: .302/.373/.547 – 17 BB/36 K – 159 AB
2012: .320/.400/.453 – 12 BB/25 K – 128 AB – 0/0 SB

220. San Jose State JR OF Nick Schulz: average speed; plus arm; too many swings and misses; bat hasn’t come around as hoped; enough tools to have a chance as senior sign in 2013; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: .273/.345/.299 – 7 BB/10 K – 77 AB
2012: .252/.366/.378 – 17 BB/18 K – 127 AB – 3/7 SB

221. Rice rJR OF Ryan Lewis: surprisingly good range in corner; patient, quiet approach; average speed; good athlete; not really enough there with bat – little power, average speed, and uninspiring hit tool make him an almost certain candidate to return to school in 2013; 6-3, 215 pounds

2011: .275/.393/.368 – 28 BB/26 K – 171 AB
2012: .248/.371/.350 – 22 BB/21 K – 137 AB – 4/6 SB

222. Oral Roberts SR OF Brandon King: interesting power upside and an above-average approach, but his disappointing senior year, especially in the power department, may have torpedoed any chance he had of getting drafted this June

2011: .314/.415/.511 – 34 BB/31 K – 229 AB
2012: .247/.371/.335 – 31 BB/25 K – 182 AB – 0/1 SB

223. Virginia rSO OF Colin Harrington: long shot to be drafted as unheralded redshirt sophomore, but has put up solid numbers whenever he’s had the opportunity to crack Virginia’s talented everyday lineup; tools aren’t overwhelming, but defensive versatility (can also play some infield) and good approach make him one to keep on eye on going forward; 5-10, 190 pounds

2011: .373/.467/.471 – 3 BB/6 K – 51 AB
2012: .320/.418/.401 – 18 BB/13 K – 147 AB – 2/8 SB

224. Bryant JR OF Kevin Brown: lots of averages or close to averages in his scouting reports, but that’s not such a bad thing when you consider how good big league average really is; average hit tool; average speed; average power; what hurts Brown’s prospect stock is his defense – he’s a LF only in the pros without the big bat to start; four years of above-average college production could give him a shot in pro ball; 6-0, 200 pounds

2011: .279/.345/.468 – 14 BB/22 K – 201 AB
2012: .281/.350/.515 – 21 BB/21 K – 196 AB – 9/14 SB

225. Florida SR OF Daniel Pigott: average hit tool; good defender in corner; could be tried behind the plate professionally; 6-2, 205 pounds

2011: .354/.399/.506 – 13 BB/29 K – 257 AB
2012: .359/.419/.548 – 19 BB/25 K – 217 AB – 8/12 SB

226. Georgia Tech SR OF Jarrett Didrick: all speculation on my end, as Didrick spent 2012 as a pitcher only; from a tools standpoint, he has shown promise as a speedy, plus defender with the arm strength you’d expect from a denizen of the mound; he also has ample raw power, but untapped potential is the name of the game with Didrick, the man with 25 total at bats in four years at Georgia Tech; 6-1, 190 pounds

227. Dixie State (UT) JR OF Garrett Nash: like many players on the list from this point on, Nash has plus speed and some degree of untapped upside, but such poor on-field production that his pro future is cloudy at best; once a big recruit, but hasn’t been able to recapture any high school magic since transferring out of Oregon State; 5-9, 180 pounds

2011 (at Oregon State): .217/.325/.349 – 12 BB/34 K – 106 AB
2012: .287/.373/.397 – 18 BB/26 K – 174 AB – 7/10 SB

228. Lynn (FL) JR OF Kamm Washington: like many players on the list from this point on, Washington has plus speed and some degree of untapped upside, but such poor on-field production that his pro future is cloudy at best; once a big recruit, but hasn’t been able to recapture any high school magic since transferring out of Florida; 5-9, 180 pounds

2012: .177/.292/.242 – 7 BB/24 K – 62 AB – 3/3 SB

229. North Carolina State SR OF Brett Williams: like college teammate Ryan Mathews, Williams has been a highly touted junior college standout with well-rounded tools, but never healthy and in one plate long enough to make a lasting impression; at his best he’s a plus defender with legitimate plus speed; the big question, besides how he’ll recover from 2012 surgery on his ACL, is how much contact he’ll make going forward – prior to the injury teams might have been more willing to gamble that his elite athleticism would be enough to carry him while he figured things out at the plate, but his injury presents a serious obstacle; 6-0, 185 pounds

2011: .290/.374/.450 – 16 BB/38 K – 238 AB

230. Coastal Carolina JR OF Bryce Dial: big raw power and a strong throwing arm, but the numbers below tell the story on Dial’s past season

2012: .129/.229/.290 – 3 BB/11 K – 31 AB – 2/3 SB

231. Winthrop SR OF Chas Crane: great approach; average power; has experience at 3B, but lacks range to play it at next level; average speed; average arm; 6-0, 200 pounds;

2011: .280/.415/.338 – 45 BB/46 K – 207 AB
2012: .280/.399/.406 – 27 BB/29 K – 143 AB – 3/3 SB

232. TCU SR OF Brance Rivera: good range in corner; gap power; great bunter; plus speed; average arm

2011: .365/.447/.574 – 22 BB/58 K – 244 AB
2012: .250/.367/.360 – 20 BB/45 K – 164 AB – 7/9 SB

233. East Tennessee State JR OF Andrew Green: good athlete; above-average speed; strong arm; good approach; will need a big senior year to get noticed as a corner outfielder (RF) without corner outfielder power; 5-11, 185 pounds

2011: .282/.349/.359 – 14 BB/23 K – 195 AB
2012: .260/.363/.361 – 17 BB/18 K – 208 AB – 22/30 SB

234. Cincinnati JR OF Jake Proctor: plus speed; good athlete; below-average arm; CF range; weird swing, but has been able to get it done at college level; 6-2, 215 pounds

2011: .273/.377/.373 – 25 BB/53 K – 220 AB
2012: .284/.340/.399 – 9 BB/40 K – 183 AB – 14/19 SB

235. Washington State SR OF Patrick Claussen: good pop; not very good defensively; may be candidate to switch to catcher, also has experience at third base; strong arm; 6-0, 190 pounds

2011: .239/.360/.326 – 12 BB/20 K – 92 AB
2012: .283/.371/.385 – 18 BB/39 K – 187 AB – 4/7 SB

236. Miami JR OF Chantz Mack: more power upside than his numbers indicate, but will have to show it sooner rather than later if he wants to play pro ball; strong arm; weirdly similar name and numbers when compared to fellow ACC outfielder Chaz Frank (UNC); 5-11, 205 pounds

2011: .254/.371/.362 – 24 BB/29 K – 138 AB
2012: .284/.411/.310 – 25 BB/18 K – 116 AB – 2/4 SB

237. Campbell SR OF Erick Gaylord: listed as one of my pre-season FAVORITES (yes, I really mark them by using ALL CAPS) and this was after coming off a horrific junior year (below); unfortunately, for both Erick and myself, the faith I placed in his tools wasn’t enough; those enticing tools include legitimate plus CF range, plus arm strength, a patient whole-fields approach to hitting, above-average to plus speed, and way more physical strength then you’d expect from such a punchless hitter; he’s no longer an official FAVORITE, but I wish him well in all his post-graduate endeavors all the same; 5-10, 180 pounds

2011: .177/.271/.306 – 4 BB/19 K – 62 AB
2012: .237/.361/.288 – 8 BB/12 K – 59 AB – 9/13 SB

238. Florida SR OF Tyler Thompson: plus speed; great athlete; iffy arm; good range in center; has hit well in limited at bats after getting more time during his first two seasons at Florida; ceiling likely tops out at fifth outfielder in the pros, but current swing at everything close approach doesn’t really lend itself to the role; 6-1, 190 pounds

2011: .282/.352/.382 – 12 BB/23 K – 110 AB
2012: .340/.385/.468 – 3 BB/8 K – 47 AB – 4/7 SB

239. San Jose State JR OF Andrew Rodriguez: plus speed with plus range in CF, but hasn’t been able to stay on field enough to show anything with bat

2011: .230/.460/.230 – 20 BB/13 K – 61 AB
2012: .200/.314/.300 – 3 BB/11 K – 30 AB – 3/5 SB

240. Austin Peay State SR OF Michael Blanchard: plus speed

2011: .291/.404/.407 – 29 BB/46 K – 189 AB
2012: .276/.382/.374 – 33 BB/50 K – 203 AB – 14/18 SB

241. Georgia Southern JR OF Scooter Williams: guys who go by Scooter tend to be on the speedier side and Williams is no exception

2012: .274/.413/.355 – 35 BB/44 K – 186 AB – 20/23 SB

242. Maryland JR OF Jordan Hagel: good defender who was used primarily as a backup in 2011 but was really impressive in limited at bats; stepped up game in both power and speed departments in 2012; completely off the draft radar, but I liked him when I saw him so he gets a spot near the end; 6-2, 200 pounds

2012: .332/.418/.498 – 24 BB/42 K – 205 AB – 16/20 SB

243. Texas JR OF Cohl Walla: missed 2012 season (torn ACL); big power potential; lots ofspeed; strong arm that has hit 92-93 on mound; could stick in CF; Drew Stubbs comps defensively, Jarrett Parker comps offensively; plus athlete; for all his tools, he’s done next to nothing as an amateur; 6-3, 180 pounds

2011: .250/.343/.313 – 15 BB/39 K – 144 AB

244. James Madison JR OF Cole McInturff: some power upside; good CF range; good speed; too many swings and misses, but cut down on them in 2012

2011: .270/.351/.343 – 20 BB/46 K – 178 AB
2012: .339/.408/.409 – 16 BB/23 K – 186 AB – 14/21 SB

245. Xavier rJR OF Mark Elwell: plus speed; great approach to hitting; can play all outfield spots well; 5-11, 170 pounds

2011: .292/.422/.347 – 22 BB/29 K – 144 AB
2012: .329/.431/.366 – 17 BB/23 K – 164 AB – 11/15 SB

246. Southern Mississippi SR OF Kameron Brunty: good runner; good power; below-average arm

2011: .292/.399/.441 – 36 BB/43 K – 236 AB
2012: .240/.322/.287 – 15 BB/19 K – 129 AB – 4/7 SB

247. Stetson SR OF Spencer Theisen: another player with leadoff-type skills at the plate; liked him as a sneaky 2012 breakout candidate, but performance actually went backwards; has some really good at bats and shows some surprising pop, but has never been able to put it together with any semblance of consistency; 5-11, 175 pounds

2011: .297/.371/.379 – 19 BB/31 K – 232 AB
2012: .261/.302/.305 – 14 BB/39 K – 203 AB – 10/12 SB

248. Wichita State rSR OF Kevin Hall: plus speed, but repeatedly unsuccessful in attempts to steal first

2011: .254/.368/.355 – 39 BB/56 K – 256 AB
2012: .257/.315/.311 – 11 BB/34 K – 148 AB – 18/26 SB

249. Elon SR OF Jake Luce: plus speed and a good college hitter, but not much more to see here

2011: .277/.382/.416 – 26 BB/32 K – 173 AB
2012: .308/.346/.462 – 9 BB/31 K – 169 AB – 4/11 SB

250. Elon JR OF Niko Fraser: had a tip from an Elon grad that Fraser was a good ballplayer ready for a breakout junior season, so I included him in my notes and jotted down his stats from last year – he gets included due to my “waste not, want not” principle of not wanting to do any work that doesn’t see the light of day

2011: .300/.413/.395 – 26 BB/26 K – 190 AB
2012: .236/.317/.301 – 6 BB/15 K – 123 AB – 10/11 SB

251. Oral Roberts JR OF Kevin Cho: good arm, good speed, good defender, but not yet a good enough hitter

2012: .242/.340/.274 – 27 BB/24 K – 186 AB – 8/10 SB

252. Monmouth SR OF Josh Boyd: plus speed and a good defender in CF, but the hit tool and approach aren’t strong enough for the pros; reminder on Boyd and any player without a real pro future on these lists, especially for anybody who thinks I’m being mean by saying somebody won’t play pro ball: the guy was a four-year starter for a Division I program who is better at baseball than 99.999% of general population; 6-1, 165 pounds

2012: .244/.317/.330 – 16 BB/42 K – 197 AB – 12/14 SB

253. North Dakota JR OF Riley Beck: plus speed and probably a nice guy, but not much beyond that; does have interesting tools and athleticism (aforementioned speed, good range in corner and playable in CF, above-average arm), so could get a look next year as a mid-round senior sign; 6-0, 200 pounds

2012: .240/.291/.253 – 8 BB/45 K – 146 AB – 13/13 SB

254. North Carolina State SR OF John Gianis: has shown gap power in past; good speed; strong arm; production dip makes it unlikely he’ll reach the same draft heights of last year (26th round); 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: .294/.393/.378 – 26 BB/39 K – 201 AB
2012: .213/.273/.246 – 4 BB/13 K – 61 AB – 0/0 SB

255. Texas JR OF Matt Moynihan: plus-plus speed; leadoff man profile; good discipline; speed and arm fit well in CF; great athlete; raw swing mechanics; 6-2, 205 pounds; well-traveled (San Diego to Orange Coast College) and has yet to suit up for Texas

256. Nebraska SR OF Khiry Cooper: gave up baseball for football, but is such a great athlete and runner that he gets the last spot just in case he changes his mind down the line

2011: .271/.403/.344 – 15 BB/35 K – 96 AB

Stats updated: 6/2/12


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  3. Rick Doty says:

    Rob

    193. Santa Fe (FL) CC SO OF Drew Doty: 5-10, 175 pounds

    2012: .365/.447/.500 – 18 BB/9 K – 148 AB – 13/14 SB

    He will be attending UTampa this spring. Had six teams showing interest, Reds, Mariners, Braves, Phillies, Padres, DBacks. Hope you can get chance to get his scouting report. Gregg Zunino told us he reccomended rounds 8-10 but teams have told me bosses want to see him one more year at UTampa.

    Rick Doty

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