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2013 MLB Draft: Top 75 College Third Base Prospects

1. Stats are park/schedule adjusted from College Splits. I dug around for stats for all junior college and non-Division I players; those numbers are obviously as is, i.e. not park/schedule adjusted.

2. If your favorite player is missing, then chances are a lot higher it was a copy/paste fail and not my complete and utter lack of baseball knowledge. I mean, sure, it could still be the latter, but if there’s somebody obvious that I’ve ignored, please give a gentle reminder in the comments or via email (robozga at gmail dot com). It’s also possible I mentally shifted a guy’s position in my head, so don’t rule out your player suddenly popping up on another position list.

3. Players designated as FAVORITEs were given that tag prior to the season, or, in some cases, upon enrolling in college. In other words, just because a guy is a FAVORITE doesn’t mean he’s automatically guaranteed a high placement on the list. I’m stubborn about which players I like, true, but I’m also quite cognizant of the fact prospect status is fluid.

4. Final opinions are all mine, but information has been culled from a variety of sources. Like anybody likely reading this site, I’m an avid follower of all things Baseball America and Perfect Game. Seriously, if you are into the draft/prospects at all, I highly recommend getting subscriptions to both sites. I also have a small but trustworthy network of friends in the game I occasionally call upon for information on prospects, especially those off the beaten path. Consider the little scouting notes section on each player a synthesis on what I’ve read, heard, and seen about each player. I’m in no way an expert and literally nothing I write, positively or negatively, influences what pro teams actually do on draft day. I’m just a baseball loving guy who has taken a hobby way, way, way too far.

5. I’m happy to answer any and all questions I can over email or in the comments. Also, for the sake of my already waning sanity, I didn’t include everything I had on every player — you’ll see some blank spots sprinkled throughout — so please don’t hesitate to ask if there’s something about a specific guy you want answered.

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I’ve always been a “once you show a skill, you own it” kind of guy. A huge part of player evaluation is the ability and willingness to change one’s mind, but it also can pay to be stubborn at times. Sticking with talented players through ups and downs — I suppose the ups are easy, so we’re really talking just downs — over multiple seasons, often spanning both high school and college years, is a practice too often ignored in our current instant-analysis, “what have you done for me lately?” world. This is all a long way of justifying what I feel are relatively aggressive rankings of players who haven’t developed as expected over the past few seasons, mainly Erich Weiss and Dominic Ficociello. Disappointing junior seasons aside, both players are viable draft prospects good enough to warrant a quick fist pump if/when your favorite team scoops them up in the mid- to late-rounds. On the other side of the coin, you’ve got a nice group of “risers” like Hunter Dozier, Cody Gunter, and Dustin DeMuth, all potential everyday third basemen if things go as planned.

1. North Carolina JR 3B Colin Moran: great approach; gorgeous lefthanded swing; average defender at present, but significant defensive tools; defense made great strides in summer 2011; true plus hit tool; no clear above-average tool but bat, but can really hit; intrigued by his raw power, think it’ll play average or better professionally; average arm, probably better; my own Chase Headley comp; has put on 30+ pounds since enrolling; improved defender, now at least average; PG Paul O’Neill comp; have heard unique comp: Ryan Klesko upside with bat; struggled some on Fridays; FAVORITE; 6-3, 215 pounds

2011: .351/.462/.577 – 51 BB/31 K – 248 AB
2012: .341/.417/.471 – 22 BB/23 K – 1/3 SB – 170 AB
2013: .411/.534/.687 – 55 BB/18 K – 1/1 SB – 214 AB

2. Stephen F. Austin State JR 3B/2B Hunter Dozier: good athlete; plus arm; well above-average to plus power upside; very good defensive tools; great speed for his size, average overall; good approach; quick bat; hits it to all fields; FAVORITE; 6-4, 220 pounds

2011: .335/.381/.492 – 12 BB/34 K – 197 AB
2012: .396/.467/.656 – 30 BB/41 K – 8/14 SB – 227 AB
2013: .462/.540/.885 – 35 BB/34 K – 12/17 SB – 208 AB

3. Virginia Tech JR 3B/2B Chad Pinder: good athlete; could be plus defender at third; strong arm; big raw power, average likely upside; above-average speed; good hands; natural hitter, above-average hit tool; Ryan Zimmerman and Evan Longoria comps from HS; reminds me of college version of Cavan Biggio; FAVORITE; 6-2, 190 pounds

2011: .317/.368/.510 – 7 BB/18 K – 104 AB
2012: .321/.378/.533 – 15 BB/40 K – 6/11 SB – 212 AB
2013: .352/.435/.512 – 21 BB/33 K – 5/9 SB – 213 AB

4. Youngstown State JR 3B Drew Dosch: average present power, above-average raw; intriguing bat; great approach; average arm; average speed; average upside at 3B; potential 1B or LF for some; 6-2, 190 pounds

2011: .241/.304/.248 – 14 BB/17 K – 145 AB
2012: .339/.396/.513 – 23 BB/21 K – 5/7 SB – 224 AB
2013: .343/.439/.493 – 36 BB/25 K – 3/6 SB – 201 AB

5. Grayson County JC FR 3B Cody Gunter: intriguing power; quick bat; good athlete; plus arm; average defensive tools; love his approach; below-average speed; FAVORITE; 90-92 FB, 94 peak; average SL; 6-3, 200 pounds

2013: .321/.500/.541 – 57 BB/33 K – 1 SB – 159 AB

6. East Carolina JR 3B/SS Zach Houchins: strong hit tool; strong arm, plus for many; some power upside, but mostly to gaps; quick bat; love his approach, but can get too aggressive at times; average at best speed; Louisburg JC transfer; 6-2, 185 pounds

2012: .394/.471/.587 – 26 BB – 16/18 SB – 218 AB
2013: .333/.385/.548 – 17 BB/16 K – 1/1 SB – 177 AB

7. Indiana JR 3B/SS Dustin DeMuth: big power upside still largely untapped; above-average or better arm; average or better defensive tools; very good speed for size; too aggressive; hit tool a question mark; athletic enough to stay up the middle if a pro team felt daring; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: .331/.389/.394 – 20 BB/37 K – 236 AB
2012: .250/.310/.325 – 10 BB/46 K – 6/13 SB – 228 AB
2013: .413/.469/.582 – 16 BB/29 K – 10/15 SB – 196 AB

8. Texas JR 3B/OF Erich Weiss: plus hit tool; little bit of pop; solid defender, but nothing special; professional approach; not afraid to hit behind in count; good athlete; pro frame; average at best speed; average arm; could be outfielder in pros; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: .384/.514/.558 – 55 BB/36 K – 224 AB
2012: .409/.481/.635 – 23 BB/41 K – 10/12 SB – 203 AB
2013: .333/.431/.424 – 25 BB/41 K  – 7/7 SB – 177 AB

9. Miami-Dade JC FR 3B/C Victor Caratini: good athlete; plus defensive tools at 3B; strong arm; intriguing bat; average at best power; 6-1, 200 pounds

2013: .377/.467/.549 – 28 BB/26 K – 10/11 SB – 175 AB

10. Arkansas JR 3B/2B Dominic Ficociello: very quick hands; plus potential hit tool; plus power upside, but yet to show it; extremely devoted worker; crazy bat speed; whole field approach; might have to play 1B professionally, but he’s good there; some think he is playable at SS or 2B; 6-4, 185 pounds

2011: .326/.355/.455 – 6 BB/43 K – 224 AB
2012: .282/.384/.421 – 37 BB/40 K – 4/8 SB – 252 AB
2013: .254/.325/.345 – 13 BB/26 K – 2/3 SB – 142 AB

11. College of the Canyons FR 3B Trey Williams: above-average power, plus raw for some; quick bat; good instincts at third, but still plenty rough around the edges; well above-average arm, but still far too inconsistent; below-average speed; 6-1, 210 pounds

2013: .324/.370/.514 – 5 BB/30 K – 142 AB

12. Everett CC FR 3B Dylan LaVelle: strong arm; good defender; big raw power; 6-2, 200 pounds

2013: .295/.393/.445 – 23 BB/20 K – 5 SB – 146 AB

13. Kirkwood SO C/3B Dairo Gonzalez: strong arm; interesting bat; average speed; 6-2, 200 pounds

2013: .413/.522/.699 – 30 BB/18 K – 4/6 SB – 143 AB

14. Louisiana State JR 3B/SS Christian Ibarra: really good defensive tools; strong arm; undersized, but strong utility future; 5-7, 180 pounds

2013: .361/.457/.536 – 29 BB/29 K – 0/3 SB – 183 AB

15. Auburn JR 3B/RHP Damek Tomscha: plus arm strength; good power; great athlete; good at third; 6-3, 220 pounds

2013: .296/.405/.484 – 27 BB/36 K – 0/2 SB – 186 AB

16. Texas-Pan American JR 3B Alberto Morales: plus defensive tools; plus arm all the way around, strong and accurate; great instincts; power to gaps; great approach; FAVORITE; 6-2, 215 pounds

2013: .270/.374/.516 – 19 BB/29 K – 2/3 SB – 159 AB

17. Long Beach State JR 3B/SS Michael Hill: really quick bat; good defensive tools; plus arm strength; love his hit tool; good athlete; FAVORITE; 6-2, 200 pounds

2012: .160/.250/.200 – 5 BB/17 K – 0/1 SB – 50 AB
2013: .403/.421/.612 – 2 BB/14 K – 6/9 SB – 134 AB

18. Southern California JR 3B Kevin Swick: interesting power; steady defender; can also play some OF; high baseball IQ; 6-0, 180 pounds

2012: .274/.325/.353 – 8 BB/31 K – 5/6 SB – 190 AB
2013: .372/.449/.506 – 20 BB/24 K – 4/6 SB – 156 AB

19. Texas Tech JR 3B/SS Jake Barrios: good athlete; arm and range fit at SS, but likely 3B in long run; really big power upside; 2B also a possibility; LSU transfer; also played at Seward County JC; good athlete; FAVORITE; 6-0, 200 pounds

2013: .299/.355/.437 – 12 BB/14 K – 2/4 SB – 174 AB

20. Tulane SR 3B/SS Garrett Cannizaro: solid speed; good defender; potential plus glove at third

2011: .275/.348/.350 – 21 BB/34 K – 200 AB
2012: .323/.394/.442 – 18 BB/24 K – 6/9 SB – 226 AB
2013: .319/.407/.466 – 26 BB/22 K – 2/4 SB – 191 AB

21. Miami JR 3B Brad Fieger: personal favorite who I’m admittedly biased for since he’s done something useful in every game I’ve seen; best baseball is ahead of him; 6-1, 195 pounds

2011: .307/.360/.400 – 19 BB/23 K – 225 AB
2012: .299/.345/.415 – 18 BB/34 K – 3/4 SB – 224 AB
2013: .319/.375/.400 – 15 BB/24 K – 2/4 SB – 160 AB

22. James Madison JR 3B/RHP Ty McFarland: 6-3, 190 pounds

2011: .259/.326/.358 – 19 BB/43 K – 212 AB
2012: .303/.426/.385 – 20 BB/14 K – 2/3 SB – 109 AB
2013: .361/.473/.473 – 42 BB/17 K – 2/6 SB – 205 AB

23. Florida State SR 3B/SS Justin Gonzalez: average speed, maybe a touch more; good range; can drill a fastball and seemingly only a fastball, but raw power is intriguing; good athlete; good arm; I like his defense more than most, think he has a chance to stick at SS potentially; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: .268/.388/.450 – 33 BB/69 K – 231 AB
2012: .251/.375/.431 – 32 BB/69 K – 14/16 SB – 211 AB
2013: .278/.409/.722 – 3 BB/6 K – 0/0 SB – 18 AB

24. UC Davis JR 3B/2B Steve Patterson: great approach; may be best at 2B long-term; 5-10, 200 pounds

2013: .378/.439/.480 – 16 BB/9 K – 1/1 SB – 196 AB

25. Austin Peay State SR 3B/SS Reed Harper: average speed; steady defender at SS, but fits best at 3B; strong arm; good range; some pop; patient approach; good hit tool; smart on bases; 6-2, 185; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: .288/.328/.428 – 13 BB/26 K – 222 AB
2012: .286/.346/.391 – 24 BB/33 K – 9/13 SB – 266 AB
2013: .314/.390/.457 – 25 BB/26 K – 13/19 SB – 210 AB

26. Hinds CC SO 3B/SS Beau Wallace: good athlete; intriguing raw power; plus arm; average speed; 6-1, 200 pounds

2013: .328/.429/.550 – 15 BB/16 K – 17/18 SB – 131 AB

27. Texas Christian rSR 3B Jantzen Witte: very good defender with plus skill set; love his approach; some doubts about his bat, but all he’s done is hit; 6-1, 200 pounds

2011: .370/.434/.516 – 28 BB/31 K – 254 AB
2012: .364/.419/.500 – 11 BB/20 K – 1/2 SB – 162 AB
2013: .332/.419/.490 – 32 BB/24 K – 3/5 SB – 196 AB

28. Duke JR 3B Jordan Betts: big raw power; plus arm strength; can handle SS in a pinch; 6-3, 220 pounds

2012: .251/.326/.425 – 23 BB/40 K – 5/5 SB – 207 AB
2013: .323/.376/.539 – 19 BB/44 K – 0/0 SB – 217 AB

29. Charleston Southern JR 3B/SS Alex Tomasovich: average defensive tools; strong arm; 6-2, 165 pounds

2011: .328/.387/.440 – 12 BB/17 K – 134 AB
2012: .244/.335/.316 – 22 BB/20 K – 6/10 SB – 193 AB
2013: .340/.426/.433 – 27 BB/17 K – 8/8 SB – 203 AB

30. Mississippi JR 3B/OF Preston Overbey: big power potential; good defensive tools; tools have far surpassed production to this point; 6-4, 210 pounds

2011: .233/.282/.331 – 12 BB/38 K – 172 AB
2012: .255/.321/.345 – 10 BB/39 K – 1/2 SB – 145 AB
2013: .306/.352/.452 – 12 BB/40 K – 0/0 SB – 186 AB

31. Wisconsin-Milwaukee JR 3B Sam Koenig: intriguing bat; lots of moving parts in swing; inconsistent contact skills; has raw power but hasn’t shown it yet; average defensive upside; strong arm; decent athlete; 6-5, 220 pounds

2011: .229/.297/.283 – 15 BB/36 K – 166 AB
2012: .289/.363/.384 – 21 BB/34 K – 7/10 SB – 190 AB
2013: .285/.385/.439 – 14 BB/25 K – 5/6 SB – 123 AB

32. JC of Marin SO 3B Casey Levy-Tulloch: good approach; above-average raw power; needs defensive polish; 6-1, 200 pounds

2013: .258/.431/.455 – 40 BB/21 K – 6 SB – 132 AB

33. Southern California JR 3B/RHP Jimmy Roberts: above-average arm; below-average present power; gap power upside; below-average speed; good athlete; very quick bat; 92 peak FB; above-average CB; 6-0, 175 pounds

2011: .302/.410/.341 – 18 BB/25 K – 179 AB
2012: .310/.375/.364 – 8 BB/24 K – 4/6 SB – 187 AB
2013: .360/.416/.478 – 16 BB/16 K – 0/6 SB – 203 AB

34. Virginia Commonwealth JR 3B Joey Cujas: 6-0, 180 pounds

2011: .321/.373/.402 – 16 BB/18 K – 209 AB
2012: .413/.494/.570 – 27 BB/16 K – 2/4 SB – 223 AB
2013: .384/.451/.481 – 15 BB/13 K – 1/1 SB – 216 AB

35. Seton Hall JR 3B Chris Selden: good speed; good athlete; strong hit tool; needs defensive polish; 6-2, 185 pounds

2012: .304/.396/.304 – 4 BB/7 K – 5/5 SB – 46 AB
2013: .366/.397/.460 – 9 BB/18 K – 16/19 SB – 161 AB

36. Holy Cross JR 3B/RHP Mike Ahmed: average speed; strong arm; capable defender; good athlete; has struggled against advanced pitching; can be too aggressive for his own good, but plate discipline remains strong; 89-91 FB; good SL; very good splitter; 6-2, 185 pounds

2011: .245/.348/.398 – 10 BB/30 K – 98 AB
2012: .271/.373/.459 – 30 BB/33 K – 7/11 SB – 207 AB
2013: .279/.391/.407 – 25 BB/25 K – 14/16 SB – 140 AB

37. South Carolina SR 3B/1B LB Dantzler: above-average raw power; steady glove; chance for average hit tool; 5-11, 200 pounds

2013: .344/.460/.672 – 38 BB/44 K – 2/3 SB – 189 AB

38. Kansas State rJR 3B RJ Santigate: good approach; gap power upside, but little there presently; really good defender; strong arm; good athlete; average at best speed; 6-2, 210 pounds

2012: .195/.293/.274 – 16 BB/21 K – 2/3 SB – 113 AB
2013: .354/.440/.397 – 26 BB/24 K – 10/14 SB – 189 AB

39. Florida rSO 3B/2B Zack Powers: strong defender; above-average power upside, others have it less; good approach; good arm; might not be quite athletic enough for 3B; smart hitter; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: .266/.329/.359 – 5 BB/18 K – 64 AB
2013: .298/.413/.391 – 24 BB/32 K – 5/7 SB – 161 AB

40. Baylor SR 3B/OF Cal Towey: good plate discipline; high marks for work ethic; strong arm; solid power; average speed; 6-1, 210 pounds

2011: .237/.405/.389 – 30 BB/46 K – 131 AB
2012: .299/.435/.473 – 41 BB/60 K – 9/16 SB – 224 AB
2013: .318/.444/.495 – 34 BB/38 K – 9/11 SB – 192 AB

41. West Virginia JR 3B Ryan Tuntland: mature approach; pretty swing

2013: .319/.411/.426 – 28 BB/33 K – 7/11 SB – 188 AB

42. Rice JR 3B Shane Hoelscher: average speed; really good glove; 6-0, 200 pounds

2011: .290/.354/.400 – 16 BB/43 K – 210 AB
2012: .253/.348/.359 – 27 BB/34 K – 5/7 SB – 217 AB
2013: .359/.427/.402 – 11 BB/18 K – 3/3 SB – 117 AB

43. Georgia SR 3B/2B Kyle Farmer: good defensive tools, just enough to stick at SS in a pinch; strong enough arm, average overall; average to just above-average range; good athlete; some pop; slightly below-average speed; not much power to speak of; 6-0, 200 pounds

2011: .320/.378/.490 – 21 BB/30 K – 253 AB
2012: .290/.326/.437 – 8 BB/25 K – 3/3 SB – 245 AB
2013: .314/.339/.438 – 13 BB/11 K – 0/2 SB – 210 AB

44. Central Florida SR 3B Chris Taladay: can also play catcher and LF; average power; 6-1, 215 pounds

2012: .298/.340/.393 – 15 BB/28 K – 1/1 SB – 262 AB
2013: .386/.450/.505 – 24 BB/18 K – 6/9 SB – 220 AB

45. Southern Illinois JR 3B Donny Duschinsky: power upside; plus range; good arm; good speed; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: .200/.292/.209 – 11 BB/21 K – 115 AB
2012: .260/.375/.410 – 36 BB/41 K – 2/2 SB – 227 AB
2013: .191/.313/.206 – 8 BB/13 K – 0/0 SB – 68 AB

46. Cal Poly JR 3B/2B Jimmy Allen: good athlete; average speed; average arm; intriguing defensive tools; 5-11, 190 pounds

2011: .261/.307/.395 – 6 BB/24 K – 119 AB
2012: .345/.372/.507 – 13 BB/38 K – 9/13 SB – 229 AB
2013: .291/.329/.371 – 5 BB/39 K – 5/9 SB – 213 AB

47. Tennessee Wesleyan SR 3B/1B Jake Stone: good hit tool; average power; decent athlete; average at best defender; great approach; strong plate discipline; bat-only player; slow; average at best arm; 6-0, 200 pounds

2013: .361/.444/.621 – 31 BB/18 K – 219 AB

48. State College of Florida-Manatee SO 3B Conner Hale: good athlete; average speed; 6-2, 180 pounds

2013: .366/.415/.493 – 20 BB/25 K – 9/11 SB – 227 AB

49. Furman JR 3B Alex Abrams: strong arm; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: .275/.423/.331 – 36 BB/32 K – 142 AB
2012: .240/.379/.298 – 35 BB/46 K – 1/1 SB – 171 AB
2013: .339/.410/.520 – 24 BB/35 K – 1/3 SB – 177 AB

50. Minnesota SR 3B/OF Ryan Abrahamson: 6-4, 190 pounds

2011: .148/.324/.259 – 7 BB/17 K – 27 AB
2012: .167/.250/.219 – 9 BB/38 K – 0/0 SB – 96 AB
2013: .341/.428/.494 – 24 BB/28 K – 1/3 SB – 164 AB

51. Illinois State SR 3B Zac Johnson: smart approach; 6-2, 210 pounds

2012: .344/.413/.542 – 23 BB/29 K – 3/3 SB – 192 AB
2013: .333/.409/.512 – 31 BB/37 K – 2/2 SB – 213 AB

52. George Mason JR 3B Blaise Fernandez: average raw power; strong arm; quick instincts; 6-1, 175 pounds

2011: .251/.332/.405 – 24 BB/36 K – 195 AB
2012: .245/.315/.365 – 22 BB/44 K – 2/3 SB – 208 AB
2013: .330/.399/.464 – 24 BB/34 K – 3/5 SB – 209 AB

53. Mississippi SR 3B Andrew Mistone: gap power; good approach; great defender; good arm; could play 2B; 6-0, 190 pounds

2012: .248/.312/.304 – 11 BB/27 K – 3/6 SB – 214 AB
2013: .348/.417/.414 – 18 BB/16 K – 1/4 SB – 210 AB

54. Western Kentucky JR 3B/SS Scott Wilcox: 5-11, 180 pounds

2012: .267/.404/.373 – 47 BB/20 K -1/2 SB – 217 AB
2013: .359/.433/.450 – 30 BB/28 K – 2/2 SB – 231 AB

55. Marist JR 3B Nick McQuail: 6-0, 180 pounds

2012: .326/.413/.388 – 13 BB/35 K – 4/6 SB – 178 AB
2013: .370/.477/.445 – 23 BB/23 K – 4/4 SB – 173 AB

56. Sacramento State JR 3B Will Soto: 5-8, 180 pounds

2012: .302/.363/.413 – 20 BB/29 K – 3/4 SB – 225 AB
2013: .307/.357/.468 – 17 BB/23 K – 0/1 SB – 218 AB

57. State College of Florida-Manatee rFR 3B/OF Sean Trent: plus arm; strong hit tool; good speed; Florida transfer; 6-1, 200 pounds

2013: .287/.325/.434 – 9 BB/14 K – 4 SB – 143 AB

58. Delaware State JR 3B/C Cameron Cecil: 5-9, 180 pounds

2012: .251/.389/.327 – 25 BB/31 K – 8/12 SB – 199 AB
2013: .306/.429/.406 – 26 BB/18 K – 15/18 SB – 160 AB

59. Gardner-Webb JR 3B/OF Scott Coleman: 6-0, 200 pounds

2012: .299/.368/.421 – 18 BB/24 K – 8/10 SB – 221 AB
2013: .290/.386/.414 – 21 BB/18 K – 6/9 SB – 186 AB

60. Alabama SR 3B/C Brett Booth: 5-11, 210 pounds

2011: .277/.355/.351 – 18 BB/30 K – 202 AB
2012: .245/.295/.335 – 10 BB/29 K – 1/1 SB – 200 AB
2013: .316/.408/.448 – 28 BB/33 K – 5/6 SB – 212 AB

61. Santa Fe CC SO 3B Connor Castellano: Vanderbilt transfer

2013: .344/.432/.406 – 5 BB/10 K – 1/2 SB – 32 AB

62. Southern Mississippi SR 3B Travis Creel: plus defender; 6-2, 190 pounds

2012: .217/.284/.315 – 14 BB/36 K – 2/2 SB – 143 AB
2013: .273/.382/.331 – 18 BB/22 K – 3/5 SB – 121 AB

63. Missouri JR 3B Shane Segovia: plus defender, one of the best in all of college ball; 6-0, 210 pounds

2013: .256/.379/.364 – 17 BB/36 K – 1/2 SB – 121 AB

64. UC Davis SR 3B Paul Politi: 6-0, 200 pounds

2012: .380/.426/.480 – 15 BB/25 K – 3/6 SB – 229 AB
2013: .301/.386/.457 – 25 BB/16 K – 2/3 SB – 219 AB

65. Eastern Kentucky JR 3B Bryan Soloman: 6-4, 225 pounds

2012: .241/.295/.498 – 11 BB/52 K – 0/1 SB – 203 AB
2013: .283/.345/.470 – 18 BB/37 K – 0/0 SB – 198 AB

66. Sam Houston State SR 3B Kevin Miller: plus defender; 6-0, 200 pounds

2011: .303/.391/.339 – 22 BB/23 K – 165 AB
2012: .315/.369/.384 – 16 BB/25 K – 1/2 SB – 219 AB
2013: .371/.424/.439 – 10 BB/13 K – 1/1 SB – 205 AB

67. Maine JR 3B Alex Calbick: versatile defender; good approach; 6-0, 190 pounds

2011: .280/.337/.413 – 13 BB/30 K – 189 AB
2012: .297/.364/.459 – 19 BB/24 K – 0/1 SB – 209 AB
2013: .277/.363/.419 – 24 BB/30 K – 1/2 SB – 191 AB

68. Cincinnati JR 3B Matt Williams: 5-10, 180 pounds

2012: .241/.321/.322 – 21 BB/63 K – 11/14 SB – 199 AB
2013: .323/.409/.425 – 25 BB/36 K – 12/16 SB – 167 AB

69. St. Bonaventure SR 3B Billy Urban: 6-0, 180 pounds

2012: .314/.370/.404 – 15 BB/11 K – 1/2 SB – 188 AB
2013: .352/.410/.451 – 12 BB/9 K – 3/3 SB – 182 AB

70. Longwood JR 3B Alex Owens: 6-3, 220 pounds

2012: .265/.359/.417 – 18 BB/27 K – 3/3 SB – 132 AB
2013: .309/.400/.484 – 29 BB/46 K – 0/1 SB – 188 AB

71. Pittsburgh SR 3B Sam Parente: 6-0, 200 pounds

2012: .284/.362/.340 – 13 BB/22 K – 2/2 SB – 162 AB
2013: .315/.381/.498 – 12 BB/45 K – 3/4 SB – 203 AB

72. Hawaii SR 3B/SS Pi’kea Kitamura: good defender; 6-0, 200 pounds

2011: .250/.387/.333 – 38 BB/20 K – 192 AB
2012: .359/.418/.417 – 16 BB/29 K – 4/4 SB – 206 AB
2013: .313/.365/.369 – 15 BB/12 K – 2/4 SB – 179 AB

73. Baylor SR 3B Jake Miller: decent pop; good defender; strong enough arm; average speed; 6-3, 200 pounds

2011: .289/.343/.401 – 16 BB/49 K – 187 AB
2012: .282/.322/.368 – 11 BB/55 K – 3/3 SB – 234 AB
2013: .303/.354/.388 – 16 BB/38 K – 4/6 SB – 188 AB

74. Georgia SR 3B Curt Powell: good defender; 5-11, 170 pounds

2012: .340/.424/.429 – 22 BB/35 K – 13/17 SB – 203 AB
2013: .408/.456/.454 – 16 BB/29 K – 6/11 SB

75. Miami JR 3B Tyler Palmer: patient approach; plus arm; Florida transfer; 5-11, 190 pounds

2012: .263/.387/.401 – 25 BB/42 K – 11/14 SB – 152 AB
2013: .276/.346/.293 – 11 BB/18 K – 11/14 SB – 116 AB

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And because I can’t help myself, here are 12 extra players to keep tabs on for draft day and beyond…

76. UCLA SR 3B Cody Regis: strong defender; good athlete; good approach; strong arm; interesting power; 6-2, 235 pounds

2011: .278/.382/.443 – 36 BB/53 K – 194 AB
2012: .234/.362/.282 – 32 BB/43 K – 3/5 SB – 188 AB
2013: .254/.365/.306 – 24 BB/27 K – 1/7 SB – 134 AB

77. Mercyhurst SR 3B/SS Zak Blair: can also play 2B and OF; strong hit tool, lots of contact; Winthrop transfer; 5-10, 190 pounds

2013: .329/.398/.410 – 18 BB/9 K – 6/7 SB – 173 AB)

78. Chandler-Gilbert JC SO 3B Bryce Greager: some pop; too aggressive; raw defender, but plus tools; plus arm strength; St. Mary’s transfer

2013: .268/.389/.327 – 28 BB/35 K – 2/3 SB – 153 AB

79. Dayton JR 3B/SS Robby Sunderman: 6-0, 185 pounds

2012: .269/.360/.376 – 18 BB/28 K – 14/16 SB – 186 AB
2013: .293/.376/.383 – 24 BB/24 K – 17/18 SB – 188 AB

80. Kentucky JR 3B/2B Paul McConkey: improved approach; steady defender; might be even better at 2B; 5-11, 190 pounds

2012: .323/.463/.355 – 4 BB/9 K – 0/0 SB – 31 AB
2013: .263/.340/.358 – 8 BB/27 K – 0/2 SB – 95 AB

81. Miami (OH) JR 3B Dan Walsh: 6-2, 180 pounds

2012: .270/.325/.330 – 14 BB/12 K – 0/0 SB – 185 AB
2013: .280/.319/.378 – 12 BB/14 K – 5/7 SB – 193 AB

82. Houston JR 3B/OF Jonathan Davis: has improved a lot defensively; interesting power; 6-0, 225 pounds

2012: .323/.417/.395 – 19 BB/27 K – 1/2 SB – 124 AB
2013: .266/.372/.395 – 11 BB/27 K – 2/3 SB – 124 AB

83. Mercer SR 3B/SS Evan Boyd: good defender; 6-3, 185 pounds

2011: .240/.369/.325 – 31 BB/27 K – 200 AB
2012: .295/.433/.455 – 42 BB/27 K – 6/9 SB – 200 AB
2013: .242/.372/.335 – 35 BB/31 K – 3/6 SB – 194 AB

84. Oral Roberts SR 3B/SS Nathan Goro: good defensive tools; Wichita State and Jefferson JC transfer; 6-0, 180 pounds

2012: .204/.256/.272 – 14 BB/52 K – 9/16 SB – 235 AB
2013: .294/.343/.379 – 13 BB/31 K – 6/7 SB – 211 AB

85. Nebraska SR 3B/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 – 5/5 SB – 179 AB
2013: .265/.308/.350 – 7 BB/19 K – 3/3 SB – 117 AB

86. Oregon SR 3B/OF/RHP Ryan Hambright: mature approach; strong arm; steady glove; 6-2, 200 pounds

2011: .203/.286/.216 – 6 BB/12 K – 74 AB
2012: .294/.348/.363 – 9 BB/20 K – 0/0 SB – 102 AB
2013: .209/.278/.252 – 8 BB/24 K – 3/4 SB – 115 AB

87. Xavier SR 3B Patrick Paligraf: 6-2, 190 pounds

2012: .272/.394/.296 – 33 BB/30 K – 3/8 SB – 206 AB
2013: .304/.399/.422 – 29 BB/33 K – 7/10 SB – 204 AB

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6 Comments

  1. Recca says:

    OK so I’m guessing Kris Bryant, Eric Jagielo, D.J. Peterson and Brandon Dixon are going to be on a separate list?

    What are your opinions on some guys not listed here? Jordan Parr Illinois; Sam Dove, Georgia Tech; Daniel Miles Tennessee Tech.

    • Rob Ozga says:

      Nah, I just think those guys all stink. Bad joke aside, Bryant (OF), Jagielo (1B), Peterson (1B), and Dixon (OF) are all on separate lists. I stuck Dove with the 2B and Parr with the OF. I think I like Justin more than Jordan, for reasons I can’t really explain outside of a hunch. More present power and better approach, maybe. Still think both will/should be drafted. Miles I don’t know much about, but his stats and position combine to make him a potential late draft pick.

  2. aa says:

    What about Derek Hagy of UT Pan American at 2nd base/OF?

    • Rob Ozga says:

      I like Hagy as a really solid college performer, but I think the tools may wind up a little short for pro ball. Could get a definite boost in value if a team believes he can handle 2B professionally. Rooting for him all the same.

      • aa says:

        Derek Hagy can definitely play 2nd base, while also having the bat. Just being a team player for UTPA playing OF last 2 years while mostly as lead off batter. Range with 6.5 speed for 60, arm at 89+ mph, soft hands, good glove. Has the work ethic. Played 2nd base in PGCBL (Watertown Wizards) during summer 2012, JUCO All Conference, All State 2nd base.

  3. John Witte says:

    Hi Rob, Great job and all the research you do! It’s incredible–you have a passion for College Baseball. Thanks again for all you do–by the way,
    thanks for mentioning Jantzen. He had a down year with the numbers but received a Big 12 Co-Scholar Athlete Award–so it all works out. As an
    aside, a friend sent me a stat on Janz that showed his BA in his career Regionals, Supers, CWS and the Big 12 Tourney this year…was .393 for
    a great career (he even had the most hits at the OKC Tourney)–so I think your Big 12 preseason review was telling! Thanks again, J.W.

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