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NFL Draft Prospect Russell Wilson MLB Draft Retrospective

From NC State QB (above) to Rockies 2B to Wisconsin QB to NFL Draft Pick
Source: Track 'Em Tigers

I was trading emails with an old pal this past weekend about one of my favorite non-MLB Draft topics: the NFL Draft. We were discussing potential project backup quarterbacks for our favorite team when Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson came up. I’d personally be thrilled to take a chance on him in the middle rounds — fifth ideally, fourth most likely, third only if there’s a run on second tier QBs earlier than I think will happen — in much the same way I would have been happy to have my favorite baseball team take a chance on him in the MLB Draft’s middle rounds (my idea of our draft’s “middle rounds” are anything from round 10 onward). Here’s why I was high on him as a baseball prospect back in the day…

Betting on Wilson is betting on upside, a worthy risk to take when you are considering which mid-round college hitter to gamble on. See, the sad little truth about lists like this are that the players, while undeniably impressive and accomplished and talented, are more than likely never going to play in the big leagues. Heck, many of them won’t see AA. Once you get past the top two or three names on any of these college lists, it’s all a big guessing game. Educated guessing, to be sure, but guessing all the same. To make a long intro slightly less long, if you’re are going to bet on a mid-round college player, go for the rare guy with untapped potential. That’s Wilson. Here’s why…

I tend to overuse this word when writing about draft prospects, but it applies to Wilson so well here that I can’t help myself. Wilson is an interesting prospect. More than one team affiliated employee I spoke to used that word to describe Wilson in some way – “interesting upside,” “interesting bat,” and “interesting future.” Watch him for just a couple of innings and you’ll see evidence of all five tools right away. His bat is, well, interesting, and his power, while mostly to the gaps at this point, could top out with homer totals in the teens professionally. As a former quarterback unafraid to take off with the ball when needed, it comes as no surprise that his speed rates as an easy 60, with startlingly quick acceleration. Defensively he may have the speed, instincts, and athleticism to play up the middle (2B or CF), but his presence on this particular list is a bet on his plus arm playing best at third base over the long run. Wilson’s numbers this year were solid across the board, but his performance must be judged with his lack of college ball experiences prior to 2010 in mind. He needs more reps on the diamond, but if a team is patient with him they could be rewarded with a player who closely mirrors the Melvin Mora developmental path, something that will no doubt interest a big league club or two come draft day.

Wilson was a surprise fourth round pick by Colorado in 2010. He wound up only playing parts of two baseball seasons before “retiring,” transferring from NC State to Wisconsin, and having the crazy 2011 college season that will get him drafted next month. As a 22-year old in the South Atlantic League (Low-A) he hit .228/.366/.342 in 193 at bats with 15 steals in 17 attempts. Obviously not great numbers, but not terrible for his first full pro season. When you factor in his potential defensive value as a 2B, you see that maybe the Rockies were on to something with their widely panned “overdraft” of Wilson. For better or worse, we’ll never know what could have been for Wilson on the diamond; selfishly, I’ll admit that this kind of unknown isn’t a lot of fun for somebody as fascinated with the MLB Draft as I am, but it is never a bad thing when we get the chance to watch a talented athlete follow his dream in a sport he loves.

Philadelphia Phillies 2010 MLB Draft Review

There’s no way I can keep up the pace on this draft review’s when they are this detailed. I did, however, enjoy a great deal of the research that went into it, so maybe a condensed “notes” type of write up for each team might be the best way to try these going forward. Or maybe I’ll scrap the whole thing (like last year!) and just move forward with 2011 prospects. Decisions, decisions…

Players are first listed in their actual draft order. I’ve followed that up with my personal ranking, with comments on as many players as I could get to.

1.27 | LHP Jesse Biddle | Germantown Friends HS (PA)

2.77 | RHP Perci Garner (SO) | Ball State

3.108 | C Cameron Rupp (JR) | Texas

3.141 | LHP Bryan Morgado (JR) | Tennessee

5.171 | RHP Scott Frazier | Upland HS (CA)

6.201 | OF Gauntlett Eldemire (JR) | Ohio

7.231 | RHP David Buchanan (JR) | Georgia State

8.261 | SS Stephen Malcolm | San Joaquin Delta JC (CA)

9.291 | OF Brenton Allen | Gahr HS (CA)

10.321 | LHP Mario Hollands (JR) | UC Santa Barbara

11.351 | RHP Garett Claypool | UCLA

12.381 | RHP Tyler Knigge | Lewis-Clark State

13.411 | 3B John Hinson (SO) | Clemson

14.441 | C Chance Numata | Pearl City HS (HI)

15.471 | 3B Jake Smith (SR) | Alabama

16.501 | RHP Craig Fritsch | Baylor

17.531 | RHP Mike Nesseth (JR) | Nebraska

18.561 | 1B Jeff Cusick | UC Irvine

19.591 | 1B Daniel Palka | Greer HS (SC)

20.621 | RHP Kevin Walter | Legacy HS (CO)

21.651 | RHP Jonathan Musser | Dowling Catholic HS (IA)

22.681 | RHP Jonathan Paquet | St. Lawrence JC (Quebec)

23.711 | RHP Jake Borup (SO) | Arizona State

24.741 | RHP Chad Thompson | Orange Coast CC (CA)

25.771 | RHP Matt Hutchison | UNLV

26.801 | OF Chris Duffy (SR) | Central Florida

27.831 | 2B Matt Payton | Western Kentucky

28.861 | OF Brian Pointer | Galena HS (NV)

29.891 | RHP Patrick Lala | Kirkwood CC (IA)

30.921 | LHP Nick Gonzalez | Leto HS (FL)

31.951 | C Jim Klocke | Southeast Missouri State

32.981| 3B Carlos Alonso | Delaware

33.1011 | C Bob Stumpo | West Chester

34.1041 | 1B Pat Murray | Lewis-Clark State

35.1071 | RHP Eric Pettis | UC Irvine

36.1101 | LHP Neal Davis | Virginia

37.1131 | RHP Marshall Schuler | Colorado School of Mines

38.1161 | OF Keenyn Walker | Central Arizona JC

39.1191 | OF Justin Cummings | Santa Fe CC (FL)

40.1221 | LHP Jeff Harvill | Evangel Christian Academy (LA)

41.1251 | OF Taylor Zeutenhorst | Sheldon HS (IA)

42.1281 | 1B Tim Chadd | Bishop Carroll Catholic HS (KS)

43.1311 | LHP Jimmy Hodgskin | Bishop Moore HS (FL)

44. 1341 | RHP Jesse Meaux (JR) | UC Santa Barbara

45.1371 | LHP Mike Francisco | Villanova

46.1401 | C Tyler Ross | Collier HS (FL)

47.1431 | LHP Ethan Stewart | New Mexico JC

48.1461 | LHP Kyle Ottoson | South Mountain JC (AZ)

49.1491 | LHP Kyle Hallock | Kent State

50.1521 | 3B Damek Tomscha | Sioux City North HS (IA)

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1.27 | LHP Jesse Biddle | Germantown Friends HS (PA)

  • 1st ranked high school lefthanded pitching prospect

There’s little evidence to suggest that this pick was made either due to signability or with positive PR in mind, but that certainly hasn’t stopped some Phillies fans and national pundits from disparaging the Phillies’ choice of Jesse Biddle in the first round. Everybody is entitled to an opinion, no doubt, I just happen to strongly disagree. The Phillies, despite what is often said about them wanting toolsy high school outfielders and only toolsy outfielders early in the draft, are an organization that has made tremendous strides this past decade by drafting naturally gifted players with plus tools (though not necessarily “toolsy”) who have previously fell much further down the draft board than predicted before falling into Philadelphia’s lap. The poster boy for such a pick is current Phillies LHP Cole Hamels, a player who fell in the draft because of injury and makeup concerns. RHP Kyle Drabek, current Blue Jays minor leaguer and key to the Roy Halladay trade, is another example. Those are the two highest profile, and biggest success stories, of the group. The approach didn’t work as well with 2007’s selection of LHP Joe Savery, a pick I loved at the time. If he recovers from the labrum surgery, he’ll be the steal of the first round, I thought. If he doesn’t, well, then you’re out a mid- to late-first round pick. That’s a big blow, obviously, but one that can be softened with a few choice overslot prep prospects in the mid- to late-rounds.

Picking in the second half of the first round year after year is a real challenge for any pro sports franchise, and the best way to succeed is by thinking outside the box and taking calculated gambles on talented players sliding down the board. You don’t get obvious talents like Cole Hamels and Kyle Drabek where the Phillies got them without good reason; Hamels fell due to injury concerns and Drabek slipped due to worries about his bad makeup. Joe Savery’s arm, if healthy is major league quality, but it was no surprise to see him slip in the draft because of the questions concerning his recovery from surgery to remove a bone growth from his labrum. The Phillies gambled on the pre-injury Savery returning, and lost. Targeting these kinds of players comes with a high risk factor, but when you trust your scouts it’s not a bad approach to take at the back end of the first round.

What held Biddle’s draft stock back wasn’t injury or questions about makeup, but plain old geography. It may be naïve to think that players in non-traditional baseball locations remain undervalued prospects, but there’s a certain logic to the idea that is often overlooked. Simply put, there is less of a window of opportunity to see players in cold weather locations. By the time positive reports from area scouts and crosscheckers make their way to the big guns (national crosschecker and/or scouting director) in the front office, there isn’t enough time left in the season to go out and see these prospects up close and personally. Many scouting directors are uneasy giving the green light on a first round pick without seeing the prospect personally, or, at minimum, having his second-in-command on site at some point.

Tangent aside, it’s time to actually talk about Jesse Biddle. Biddle’s plus fastball and above-average slider give him two pitches that he can use right away to get professional hitters out. It’ll be the success of his third pitch, a potential plus changeup a long ways away from being big league ready, that’ll make this pick. His quick scouting report looks like this:

regularly 90-91 with FB, peaking 92-94 with late movement at this best; dipped to upper-80s in early part of spring, but fastball heated up with the weather; rapidly improving 73-77 CU seen almost exclusively in bullpen sessions (rarely used in games) with plus potential, but it’s a pitch very far off from reaching that upside; upper-70s SL with curve-like break that should be above-average pro pick with added velocity; loopy low- to mid-70s CB likely to be shelved professionally, but could have big league average potential if the Phillies opt to push Biddle as a four-pitch guy; 6-5, 230 pounds

5.171 | RHP Scott Frazier | Upland HS (CA)

  • 17th ranked high school righthanded pitching prospect
    • High school arms with three potential above-average pitches aren’t normally still on the board in the fifth round, so consider the selection of Frazier analalgous to the Brody Colvin pick from last year. The signing of Frazier could make or break this year’s Phillies draft class, just like Colvin’s decision to turn pro last year did. Frazier’s quick scouting report:

      91-95 plus sinking FB; both mid-70s CB and low-80s CU have above-average potential; Pepperdine commitment (like first pick Kelly Dugan in 2009), but absolutely thought to be signable for the right price; Phillies connection – worked with former Phillies pitcher David Coggin to smooth out delivery and sharpen breaking stuff in offseason; 6-6, 200 pounds

      2.77 | RHP Perci Garner (SO) | Ball State

    • 28th ranked righthanded college pitching prospect
      • Garner has darn near everything I personally like in a pitching prospect. Good fastball, power curve, emerging splitter, plus athleticism, good size, fresh arm, groundball tendencies…what more do you want? Garner’s scouting report:

        easy 96-97 peak FB, sits comfortably 91-94; above-average mid-80s CB with plus potential; usable SL with average upside and intriguing splitter that works as CU; outstanding athleticism; two years on the football team puts him below the standard learning curve, and his rawness can either be seen as a positive (untapped potential, less wear and tear on arm) or a negative (inconsistent mechanics, iffy command); 6-2, 225 pounds; (3.29 FIP; 10.46 K/9; 4.38 BB/9)

        6.201 | OF Gauntlett Eldemire (JR) | Ohio

      • 8th ranked college outfield prospect
        • In a draft where the Phillies resisted the urge to take a super-toolsy high school outfielder (Brenton Allen excepted), they instead decided to pop one of the rawest, toolsiest college outfielders of recent memory. That’s a little funny, right? I hesitate to even say the name, especially because I genuinely like Eldemire as a prospect, but the player he most resembles at the plate (currently, at least) is former Phillies first rounder Greg Golson. To be fair to Eldemire, the Ohio product arrives as a professional with a great deal more polish than Golson did out of high school, but, then again, there is a certain undeniable rawness to just about everything that he does as a hitter. That’s alright for now because of Eldemire’s near plus speed, plus power upside, above-average range in center, and a decent throwing arm. His long swing will need to be reworked, but it’s fun thinking about what a super athletic outfield of Eldemire, Anthony Gose, and Domonic Brown could do to flyballs in South Philly.

          46.1401 | C Tyler Ross | Collier HS (FL)

          • 8th ranked high school catching prospect

          Ross is great value at this point in the draft, no getting around it. The LSU commitment is scary, but, thanks to Brody Colvin signing last year, the precedent has been set. Ross has been the map for a while now, so it’s interesting to chart his progress over the past few months. When his name first started popping up, it was always with respect to his plus raw power and exceptionally fast bat speed. As the spring progressed, reports on Ross shifted toward the positive strides made in his defensive game. He’s not a finished product behind the plate by any means, but the acknowledgment of really strong defensive tools is now out there. Plus raw power, strong arm, and good defensive tools behind the plate all wrapped up in a ready for professional ball 6-3, 210 pound frame? No wonder both the Bayou Bengals and the Phillies want the guy.

          24.741 | RHP Chad Thompson | Orange Coast CC (CA)

          Thompson is huge (6-8, 215) with an explosive low-90s FB (90-93) peaking at 94-95, nasty splitter, upper-70s circle change with serious sink, and a raw mid-70s curve that needs polish. There are also rumblings that he now throws a good forkball, but, haven’t not seen him personally since high school, I can neither confirm nor deny its existence. If Thompson’s elbow is structurally sound after last May’s Tommy John surgery, the Phillies have a major sleeper on their hands.

          20.621 | RHP Kevin Walter | Legacy HS (CO)

          • 55th ranked righthanded high school pitching prospect

          Walter is able to differentiate himself from so many of the players listed below him and so many of the high school pitchers selected overall this year by showing the potential for three above-average pitches from the start of his pro career on. His fastball gets up to 92 (sits upper-80s), but it’s believed there is more velocity to be had in his 6-6, 220 pound frame. In addition to the heater, Walter throws a hard potential plus curveball and a slider with above-average upside. He’s also flashed a promising looking cutter on occasion.

          3.108 | C Cameron Rupp (JR) | Texas

          • 8th ranked college catching prospect

          Now we’re finally getting to some college catching prospects with legit plus tools. In Rupp’s case, it’s plus raw power and a plus throwing arm. The raw power is hard to argue with, though there is some concern it’s more of a pure physical strength power rather than quick wrists and a classic swing kind of power. Rupp’s arm strength has been called simply average to above-average in some places, but, for me, his arm becomes a plus tool when you combine his above-average throwing power with his incredibly precise throwing accuracy. So far, so good, right? As for the other three tools, well, that’s more of a mixed bag. His running speed is well below-average and his long swing has enough holes against breaking pitches to keep him from ever having anything more than a league average bat. His defense, however, gives him a third above-average tool, due in large part to his surprisingly nimble lateral movement behind the plate. The industry comp of Rod Barajas is a good one, but I think Rupp’s ceiling is closer to Chris Synder’s. Low batting average, solid defense, and above-average power for the position could make Rupp a solid big league starter or, at worst, one of the league’s better backups.

          43.1311 | LHP Jimmy Hodgskin | Bishop Moore HS (FL)

          • 88-91 FB, 94 peak; plus FB command; good CU with plus potential; 75-78 CB coming along quickly, could be above-average in time; 6-2, 190 pounds

          Hodgskin’s college commitment doesn’t look all that imposing at first (sorry Troy fans), but there was plenty of pre-draft noise that it was much stronger than initially thought. His freefall on draft day certainly lends credence to those rumors. If he does get signed, you’re looking at a potential impact three-pitch big leaguer. Hodgskin’s fastball (sitting 88-91, peaking 93-94) is already a plus pitch, due in large part to his pinpoint command. If he can continue to develop an already above-average changeup and a quickly improving upper-70s curveball to go with said fastball, watch out. I know his profile is littered with “if’s,” but let me throw one more out there before wrapping this up. If Hodgskin doesn’t sign with the Phillies, he could emerge as a first day pick in 2013.

          13.411 | 3B John Hinson (SO) | Clemson

          • 19th ranked third base college prospect

          The pre-draft report on Hinson still works:

          John Hinson was a tough player to rank because of his status as a redshirt and thus draft-eligible sophomore and his positional versatility across the infield. He was an easy guy to rank this high because of the really nice things that anybody who has seen him play this year had to say about him. Hinson was a highly touted prospect out of high school who was considered advanced enough after his freshman year to be asked to play for Hyannis in the Cape Cod League. Back surgery cost him all of his 2009 season, but the fully recovered version of Hinson put up a 2010 statistical line that reads a lot like Pittsburgh’s Joe Leonard’s work this season. A plus hit tool combined with above-average speed and power will get you far professionally, but people smarter than myself that I talked with told me some teams question his ability to play any one particular spot in the infield with the consistency needed of a regular. Based on the limited looks of Hinson that I’ve seen, I can’t say that I necessarily agree with that assessment, but his defensive skillset (good athlete, iffy arm) may make him better suited for second base than third. At either spot, he’s got the bat to make him a potential regular with a couple breaks along the way.

          My opinion on Hinson has actually grown in the past few weeks, and not just because my favorite team drafted him. He’s got a relatively high floor (easy to see him as a big league utility guy with pop) with the upside of a league average third baseman. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of influence Hinson’s father has on negotiations.

          3.141 | LHP Bryan Morgado (JR) | Tennessee

          • 11th ranked lefthanded college pitching prospect

          I wrote up a few draft reviews last year before getting bored of the format and deciding to scrap the whole thing. Here’s part of last year’s unpublished White Sox draft review:

          Loved Chicago’s selection of one of the most difficult draft-eligible sophomore signs around, Bryan Morgado (Round 3) out of Tennessee. I know it’s been plenty of time (almost three full years) since the flyballing Morgado’s Tommy John surgery, but different pitchers recovery from elbow reconstructions in different ways. Taking the chance that Morgado is a slow healer who needed the extra time to regain the stuff he once flashed as a Miami area prep star is one well worth taking at this point in the draft. However, the gamble wound up working too well as far as the White Sox were concerned. Morgado’s performance on the Cape drove up his price past the point Chicago was willing to pay. The selection was a risk that didn’t pay off, but at least the White Sox were smart enough to take Morgado in a round where they’ll be compensated with a replacement draft pick next year for their troubles.

          Quick notes on Morgado from his 2010 season:

          88-92 FB, peak 94 as starter, but has gotten it up to 96-97 in relief; inconsistent low-80s SL that flashes plus, but is too frequently an average pitch; SL has been far sharper when used in short inning appearances; average at best 78-81 CU; has thrown a different breaking ball (really nasty CB) than the slider in the past that he got away from this spring, but could rediscover if asked to start professionally; if he has to move to the bullpen full-time, lefties slugged a mere .339 against him in 2010; I’m typically gung-ho about having all pitchers who are legitimate prospects start in the rotation, but Morgado’s stuff really seems to play up much, much better in relief; 6-3, 205 pounds (4.40 FIP; 10.27 K/9; 4.48 BB/9)

          7.231 | RHP David Buchanan (JR) | Georgia State

        • 38th ranked righthanded college pitching prospect
          • Have to love any pick that has the added bonus of making Mets fans upset. I kid, of course; despite protestations to the contrary, Mets fans and Phillies fans are 99% similar minus a linebeard here or there. Anyway, Buchanan (4.36 FIP; 8.30 K/9; 4.23 BB/9), an unsigned sixth round pick of the Mets in 2009, sits low-90s with his fastball, peaking at 96. His curve is a potential plus pitch and his changeup has gotten better with every outing this spring. He’ll move relatively quickly if asked to relieve, but the three-pitch mix could have the Phillies thinking starter.

            12.381 | RHP Tyler Knigge (JR) | Lewis-Clark State

            The Phillies recently developed pipeline to Lewis-Clark State could finally pay off with the selection of Knigge. His big fastball (94 peak) and solid hard mid-80s slider give him the look of a potential big league reliever.

            50.1521 | 3B Damek Tomscha | Sioux City North HS (IA)

            • 11th ranked high school third base prospect

            Tomscha is a deep sleeper who has plenty of fans within the scouting community. I’m not a member of said community, but count me in as a fan all the same. As a high school guy without high school ball in Iowa, Tomscha’s upside was severely underrated this spring. He’s a really good athlete with a pretty swing, plus arm, and good raw defensive tools. My high pre-draft ranking was probably a bit of overcompensating for his lack of national love on my end, but it should definitely be noted that this your typical 50th round flier. Tomscha’s legit.

            9.291 | OF Brenton Allen | Gahr HS (CA)

            • 34th ranked high school outfield prospect

            Allen and Brian Pointer are the two toolsy high school outfielders that everybody was waiting for, but, as mentioned in the Pointer profile, it’s only Allen who really fits the typical Phillies mold. He’s incredibly raw, especially at the plate, but his plus raw power and plus speed alone make him a potential impact player. Allen’s solid arm and good athleticism should help him develop into an above-average defender over time, but it’ll be the development of his bat that will make or break him as a prospect. The gap between what he is and what he could be is vast, no doubt about it, but Allen is definitely a player that is easy to dream on.

            41.1251 | OF Taylor Zeutenhorst | Sheldon HS (IA)

            Zeutenhorst, yet another high school prospect from Iowa, is already being discussed as a potential catching conversion if/when he signs. He reminds me a great deal of Mike Kvasnicka. Both guys have underrated speed (Zeutenhorst is a slow accelerator, but moves pretty well for a big guy once he gets rolling), above-average athleticism, a big throwing arm, and plus raw power. Buying him out of his Iowa commitment won’t be easy, but I think it gets done before summer is out.

            28.861 | OF Brian Pointer | Galena HS (NV)

            • 37th ranked high school outfield prospect

            A really strong Oregon State commitment probably precludes Phillies fans from getting too excited about Pointer ever donning a Crosscutters or BlueClaws jersey. He strikes me as a weird Phillies pick in that he’s a high school outfielder who isn’t all that toolsy. Sure, he’s really well rounded with no obvious long-term weaknesses to his game, but the lack of one standout tool is surprising. I actually like Pointer’s upside more than most, but that’s an opinion based on my belief he has enough speed and range to stick in center. If he has to move to a corner, his average bat doesn’t look quite as exciting.

            30.921 | LHP Nick Gonzalez | Leto HS (FL)

            Nick Gonzalez came on strong this spring, finishing up the high school season throwing fastballs consistently in the upper-80s (88-90 regularly) with an advanced changeup and the makings of a good breaking ball. His size (6-4, 220 pounds) and physicality suggest there is more velocity to come, but it remains to be seen whether Gonzalez will be doing his developing at South Florida or with the Phillies.

            19.591 | 1B Daniel Palka | Greer HS (SC)

            Palka’s commitment to Georgia Tech appears too strong to buy out for a realistic 19th round overlot deal, but he could be a fallback option for the Phillies if a few of their mid-round pitchers don’t take the money and run. As a Phillies fan, I’d love to see a deal struck with Palka; his plus power upside and advanced bat for a high school prospect are both really appealing. As a baseball fan, however, I’d actually be intrigued to see what kind of player he’d develop into after three years as a Yellow Jacket. He’s a good enough athlete to move around between the outfield corners and first base, and his plus throwing arm could help him see some time out of the bullpen if he decides to go the college route.

            21.651 | RHP Jonathan Musser | Dowling Catholic HS (IA)

            • 54th ranked righthanded high school pitching prospect

            Musser is another example of an Iowa high school player dependent on showcasing his stuff in the summer circuit. Unfortunately for both Musser and the Phillies, he won’t be ready to throw for a few more weeks as he recovers from a shoulder injury. Once he is able to get going he’ll have the chance to show off his 89-91 fastball, good curve, and promising changeup. I sense a trend developing here…

            16.501 | RHP Craig Fritsch (JR) | Baylor

            • 118th ranked righthanded college pitching prospect

            Fritsch, taken one round before fellow Big 12 four-year junior righthander Mike Nesseth, is a talented arm who never quite lived up to the lofty expectations of his recruiting class at Baylor. His low-90s fastball (peaking 94), average at minimum slider, and decent changeup give him the requisite three pitches necessary to give starting a shot in pro ball. His junior numbers (4.20 FIP; 8.39 K/9; 2.94 BB/9) and previous draft pedigree (8th round in 2009) intrigue.

            14.441 | C Chace Numata | Pearl City HS (HI)

            I may be too high on Chace Numata, but all of the scouting profiles on him I’ve looked at read like a poor man’s Justin O’Conner. Plus athleticism and two potential plus pitches (92-94 FB; CB with great break) on the mound give the Phillies options if Numata doesn’t work behind the plate as expected, but considering I’ve also heard the name Carlos Ruiz in association with Numata’s upside, I’d say his likelihood of sticking behind the dish is pretty high.

            40.1221 | LHP Jeff Harvill | Evangel Christian Academy (LA)

            Harvill’s upper-80s fastball (peaking at 91) is only the beginning. His best pitch is probably a good, hard curve that flashes plus. He also throws a good cut fastball and a changeup that has the potential to be above-average with time. Combine all that with good athleticism and a projectable frame (6-2, 180) and you’ve got a player well worth trying to keep away from Arkansas.

            29.891 | RHP Patrick Lala | Kirkwood CC (IA)

            Gauntlett Eldemire, Patrick Lala, Bob Stumpo, a pitcher from the School of Mines…what the heck is going on here? Lala, unbelievably not the owner of this draft class’ best name/back story, is another below the radar big fastball (95 peak) righthanded pitcher. His plus arm strength makes him similar to Marshall Schuler, but, unlike Schuler, he’s got the option of further his baseball education if he so chooses. Lala’s Iowa commitment is reportedly pretty strong, but an impressive summer showing could convince the Phillies to pony up the greenbacks necessary to buy him out. You’re typically looking at future relievers with non-high school pitchers this far down in the draft, but Lala’s ability to throw four pitches (FB, CB, SL, splitter that works as CU) make him a likely candidate to start professionally.

            38.1161 | OF Keenyn Walker | Central Arizona JC

            Walker has more tools than your typical 38th round pick, so it sort of goes without saying that his signability is in question. I like him more than your typical toolsy junior college outfielder because of his history dating back to his high school days as a guy with serious thunder from the left side. Whether or not that power plays professionally remains to be seen, but his plus athleticism, good speed, and strong arm will all help if the bat isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

            15.471 | 3B Jake Smith (SR) | Alabama

            • 20th ranked third base college prospect

            Players coming off of more accomplished collegiate seasons precede Smith on this list, so take this aggressive ranking as a show of good faith that the Alabama senior’s tools will trump his up-and-down college career (.286/.345/.504; 21/61 BB/K; 23 extra base hits) when it comes to his success or failure in the pros. Hey, speaking of aggressive, one of Smith’s biggest current issues is a tendency to get too aggressive at the plate, jumping out at pitches before they reach his happy zone. He’s gotten away with it to some extent in college, but hacking at anything 16 inches (give or take) off, up, or away from the plate is no way to advance up the minor league ladder in the enlightened age of baseball we’re lucky to be living in. Smith’s tremendous raw power and excellent defensive tools play in any era of baseball, but he’s been slow to recover from a serious ankle injury. I get the feeling based on all of the above that we’re talking about another four-corners backup type here, but one with plus defensive possibilities at the hot corner.

            8.261 | SS Stephen Malcolm | San Joaquin Delta JC (CA)

            Malcolm brings two plus tools to the table (arm and speed), making his selection a welcome change from the recent string of uninspiring collegiate middle infielders picked by the Phillies. He also has above-average power to the gaps (good news!) and a Virginia Tech commitment (not so good news…). The Hokies could have a hole at short if Tim Smalling signs, so Malcolm will certainly have the necessary leverage to play hardball with the Phils if he so chooses.

            23.711 | RHP Jake Borup (SO) | Arizona State

            Borup’s a 23-year old draft-eligible sophomore fluent in Spanish after spending two years on a mission in West Virginia. He’s been used strictly out of the bullpen for the Sun Devils, but could have the three pitch repertoire (89-92 FB; good 79-81 SL; raw, but quickly emerging CU) and size (6-5, 200) needed to start professionally. He’ll have to move quickly, especially if converted to the rotation, but it’s nice to add a mature guy with little mileage his arm good to the system with the floor of a potential reliever to the system.

            17.531 | RHP Mike Nesseth (JR) | Nebraska

            • 245th ranked righthanded college pitching prospect
            • 76th ranked overall prospect heading into 2009 MLB Draft

            I’ve long been on the Mike Nesseth bandwagon, so it’s cool to see him finally get his shot with the Phillies. Here’s a quick profile on him from a 2009 season preview:

            Nesseth’s scouting profile reminds me a little bit of a less refined version of Baylor RHP Kendal Volz. Between a mid-90s fastball with great sinking action, hard low-80s slider with loads of potential, and at least some feel for a changeup, Nesseth shows enough variety with his arsenal to warrant a high grade even as a draft-eligible sophomore. His track record doesn’t have a whole lot of meat to it, but when he has pitched, he has produced. Nesseth put up huge strikeout numbers in his debut season with the Cornhuskers, but did so out of the bullpen. Naturally, this raises questions about where he’ll stick as a professional. His excellent summer ball performance in the rotation leads me to believe he can start as a professional. If a team agrees with that assessment, it wouldn’t be a shock to see him popped late in the first round. If not, he’ll get thrown into the mix with a large group of college relievers jockeying for position in the supplemental and second rounds.

            Yeah, so a lot has changed from preseason 2009 to now. Nesseth (4.59 FIP; 7.07 K/9; 3.86 BB/9) is no longer considered a starting convert, both for reasons of ineffectiveness and injury, but still flashes above-average reliever stuff when healthy. At his best, he’s got a wicked mid-90s fastball with sink (peaking 96-97) and a slider that flashes plus. At his worst, however, his velocity dips into the upper-80s/low-90s and he loses all command of his breaking stuff. As a mid-April victim of Tommy John surgery and fourth year junior, it’s largely unknown what it’ll take to sign him, but early rumors out of Nebraska indicate he could be a surprisingly difficult sign. I’m not sure I’m buying that, just passing it along.

            22.681 | RHP Jonathan Paquet | St. Lawrence JC (Quebec)

            Paquet is reportedly a very tough sign, intent to take his upper-80s FB (peaking at 92), raw secondary stuff, and projectable frame (6-4, 180) to St. Petersburg JC and try again in 2011. Seems like the best move for all parties involved, though recent rumblings indicate a deal is close.

            26.801 | OF Chris Duffy (SR) | Central Florida

            • 41st ranked college outfield prospect

            Duffy is a big fella with an even bigger hit tool (.451/.543/.854; 33/35 K/BB; 40 extra base hits; 3/5 SB) and average raw power. There’s some concern that he’s got too much of an aluminum bat swing to be successful as a professional, but with numbers like the ones he put up, it absolutely doesn’t hurt to find out firsthand.

            18.561 | 1B Jeff Cusick (SR) | UC Irvine

            Cusick’s big senior season (.422/.493/.642; 27/10 BB/K; 33 extra base hits) helps him get his foot in the door. A pretty swing and fantastic batting eye could help him walk right in. I personally route for players like Cusick. Really, who doesn’t like guys who take a professional approach to every single at bat and play slick defense? His upside is limited — the history of senior college first base success stories is short and sad — but Cusick has a shot to hang around the minors long enough to perhaps someday get the call as a bench bat.

            10.321 | LHP Mario Hollands (JR) | UC Santa Barbara

            • 28th ranked lefthanded college pitching prospect

            Hollands’ fastball could be the pitch that makes or breaks his professional career. When he’s hitting the low-90s with regularity, his mid-80s slider and decent change really play up. When that fastball dips into the upper-80s, his effectiveness goes down across the board. Gambling on Hollands (4.35 FIP; 7.22 K/9; 2.57 BB/9) regaining some of that arm strength isn’t a bad idea in the tenth round.

            37.1131 | RHP Marshall Schuler (SR) | Colorado School of Mines

            The selection of Schuler is a decisive victory of scouting of stats. Schuler’s fastball (94 peak with serious sink) put him on scouts’ radars, ugly numbers for the awesomely named Colorado School of Mines notwithstanding. We talked earlier about the crazy thorough job scouts do and the selection of Schuler is definitely a point in the favor of those who argue “if you’re good enough, they’ll find you.” It’s exciting to grab a pitcher with such impressive arm strength this low in the draft, but the Phillies might want to think about sending a canary to see Schuler throw once or twice before signing day, just in case.

            11.351 | RHP Garett Claypool (SR) | UCLA

            • 172nd ranked righthanded college pitching prospect; 89-91 FB

            Claypool is a pretty generic righthanded upper-80s/low-90s fastball college arm with a chance to contribute in middle relief with a few breaks along the way. Good numbers (4.60 FIP; 8.77 K/9; 2.05 BB/9) for a good program with a positive recent track record of developing good pitching certainly help. Cool superhero sounding name doesn’t hurt either.

            25.771 | RHP Matt Hutchison (SR) | UNLV

            Hutchison was a disaster for three years at UNLV (starting as a freshman and sophomore), but came on strong out of the bullpen (4.13 FIP; 7.09 K/9; 3.20 BB/9) his senior season. Organizational player.

            27.831 | 2B Matt Payton (SR) | Western Kentucky

            Payton (.333/.412/.544; 22/41 BB/K; 6/9 SB) is an undersized middle infielder coming off a solid season with the bat who qualifies as the second base equivalent of Jake Smith. His history of a hacker at the plate gives me pause, but his defensive tools are good and his power to the gaps is intriguing enough to at least think of him as a potential utility guy. I wouldn’t bet on him getting out of A+ ball, but, hey, you never know.

            31.951 | C Jim Klocke (SR) | Southeast Missouri State

            Klocke (.357/.426/.617; 22/12 BB/K; 34 extra base hits) will battle with Stumpo for at bats as the progress through the lower minors, but doesn’t really have the upside (or, as Marti Wolever says “topside”) to realistically expect much more than that.

            32.981| 3B Carlos Alonso (SR) | Delaware

            Alonso has a good glove who could contribute at third base (his natural position), second base, or catcher professionally. He’s got decent speed and enough promise with the bat to at least give some hope of a utility player future if everything breaks right. Like Jeff Cusick and Pat Murray, he’s a corner college guy with more walks than strikeouts and good, but not great power (.336/.414/.615; 24/21 BB/K; 33 extra base hits).

            34.1041 | 1B Pat Murray (SR) | Lewis-Clark State

            The Phillies have been hot on the trail of Pat Murray (.366/.439/.652 (24/12 BB/K; 27 extra base hits) for a long time now, and it appears that this is the year they’ll finally get their man signed to a contract. He’s very similar to Jeff Cusick, as both players are college first basemen known more for their outstanding plate discipline than their power. Combine the picks of Murray and Cusick with past selections of Darin Ruf (2009) and Jeremy Hamilton (2008), and you’ve got yourself a pretty clear draft pattern of patient, relatively athletic, above-average defensive first base prospects with limited raw power.

            45.1371 | LHP Mike Francisco (JR) | Villanova

            For a late-round pick, Francisco has pretty good stuff. His performance at Villanova (3.86 FIP; 12.12 K/9; 4.15 BB/9) out of the bullpen was dominant at times. He’s obviously a long shot to ever make it to the big leagues, as all 45th rounders are, but Francisco throws a good fastball (88-91) along with a pair of decent breaking balls (slider and cutter).

            36.1101 | LHP Neal Davis (SR) | Virginia

            Not much has changed in Davis’s game since early spring (minus another disappointing season), so I’m free to rerun this preseason scouting report…

            SR LHP Neal Davis (4.88 FIP; 5.19 K/9; 3.63 BB/9) goes into his senior season as Virginia’s top lefthanded relief pitcher, a player able to skillfully mix and match fastballs, sliders, and changeups to get hitters out. His most recent season was arguably his least successful – certainly his least dominating – so he heads into 2010 with plenty to prove. His big league frame (6-6, 210) and past success in a highly competitive conference (he struck out nearly a batter an inning [39 in 40] while only allowing 7 earned runs in 40 relief innings [1.58 ERA] in 2008) combined with intriguing stuff (sits in the high-80s to low-90s with the fastball and has an above-average mid-70s slider) make him another second half of the draft option for a team looking for a warm A-ball body on the cheap. I know I do this a lot, but I’d be remiss to write this much about Davis without mentioning the possibility that his stuff and frame would actually play well as a starting pitcher professionally.

            Despite my preseason optimism, it appears that Davis’s most likely path to the pros is as a lefty out of the bullpen. His velocity was down when I saw him, but his slider remained sharp. He’s a long shot, but not a terrible senior sign this late in the draft.

            47.1431 | LHP Ethan Stewart | New Mexico JC

            Experience with the Canadian junior national team has helped Stewart get some additional exposure over the years, but it’s his above-average arm strength for a lefthander (upper-80s FB, peaking 91). The Phillies took a chance much higher in the draft last year on Canadian Steven Inch; perhaps the showing of international diplomacy from 2009 will help in negotiations.

            48.1461 | LHP Kyle Ottoson | South Mountain JC (AZ)

            Ottoson’s strong commitment to Arizona State makes him another difficult sign. He doesn’t have a present above-average pitch, but throws three pitches (85-88 FB; 76-79 KCB; low-70s CU) for strikes.

            39.1191 | OF Justin Cummings | Santa Fe CC (FL)

            Cummings, arguably one of the five fastest men in the 2010 draft, was picked despite not playing in 2010. Can’t teach speed, I guess. He’s also got a decent arm that should play in center, but probably doesn’t have an upside that exceeds that as a fifth outfielder/defensive sub/pinch runner.

            49.1491 | LHP Kyle Hallock (JR) | Kent State

            Hallock is considered a very willing sign who will be watched closely by the Phillies this summer as he participates in the Great Lakes Summer League. If the Phillies want him, he’ll sign. If not, he’ll head back to Kent State and hope to boost his stock heading into the 2011 draft.

            33.1011 | C Bob Stumpo (SR) | West Chester

            Local player (.305/.390/.503; 25/22 BB/K; 19 extra base hits) who could serve as Rookie ball or low-A depth while the Phillies sort out what they have out of their younger, more promising catching prospects. My notes on him only included the following: “above-average arm.” Alright then.

            35.1071 | RHP Eric Pettis (SR) | UC Irvine

            This may go without saying, but the longer a player is on the radar, the more notes I tend to accrue. That’s why I find it somewhat odd that my notes on Pettis, a college senior, only include the following: “rubber armed, limited upside.” Pettis could be a useful organizational strike throwing arm (3.68 FIP; 6.66 K/9; 1.88 BB/9), but that’s about the extent of his professional utility.

            42.1281 | 1B Tim Chadd | Bishop Carroll Catholic HS (KS)

            Tim Chadd’s, Detroit’s scouting director David Chadd’s nephew, was curiously not picked by the Tigers, baseball’s foremost pro-nepotism organization. I know very little about Chadd as a prospect, but I don’t take that as a particularly good sign of either his ability or his willingness to forgo college.

            44.1341 | RHP Jesse Meaux (JR) | UC Santa Barbara

            Meaux simply does not miss enough bats (5.21 FIP; 3.58 K/9; 1.65 BB/9) to have much of a professional future. His low-90s fastball has good enough sink to consistently get him groundball outs, but the lack of anything resembling a strikeout pitch will make him susceptible to good, patient hitters going forward.

            2010 MLB Draft – By the Numbers

            1,525 Overall Players Selected

            • 136 Catchers
            • 71 First Basemen
            • 54 Second Basemen
            • 126 Shortstops
            • 61 Third Basemen
            • 264 Outfielders
            • 222 Lefthanded Pitchers
            • 582 Righthanded Pitchers

            We’ll get to just about all 1,525 of those players over the next few weeks. I don’t have a plan on how to do that exactly, but I’m sure we’ll figure it all out eventually. I remember getting lots of good ideas on post-draft coverage last year that I want to at least attempt to implement this year, so hang tight for that. In the meantime, as I attempt to get through responding in the backed up comment section and my email inbox, any and all suggestions on what kind of content would be best going forward are appreciated.

            First Impressions: 2010 MLB Draft Round 2

            The opinions below are all extremely preliminary and completely off the cuff, but, hey, isn’t that what the days directly following a draft are all about? I’m not sure how many rounds I’ll be able to get to because these take way longer than I had initially hoped, but I’m happy to keep them up if well received. Figuring out interesting post-draft content completely vexes me, so any and all ideas for draft recap stuff are welcomed. Me, I’d rather get started on the 2011 MLB Draft than anything else, but I realize how silly it is now to work all year towards covering every draft angle only to drop it the minute after draft day. There’s no closure that way. Help me help you get some closure!

            Round 2

            Five (5) Favorite Value Picks (all rankings are in order of selection; personal ranking for each category listed in parentheses)

            2.51 Washington Nationals – San Diego LHP Sammy Solis (2)
            2.54 Kansas City Royals – Arkansas OF/RHP Brett Eibner (3…4 if he plays the outfield instead of pitches)
            2.57 Boston Red Sox – Texas RHP Brandon Workman (1)
            2.76 Colorado Rockies – Texas Tech RHP Chad Bettis (5)
            2.82 New York Yankees – Torrance HS (CA) OF Angelo Gumbs (4…3 if Eibner’s definitely playing the OF)

            I feel like I’ve spent much of the past few weeks writing about college pitching, so I’ll leave the first four names on the list alone for now. Gumbs makes the list because he’s a toolsy prep position player who can, hang on to your hats, actually hit. Amazing how often something so seemingly inconsequential like making consistent hard contact with the bat can be. I also like Gumbs for his advanced plate discipline for a high school prospect and, as mentioned, five average at worst tools. If you didn’t like the Cito Culver first round pick for the Yankees, I’m here to say that Gumbs in the second more than makes up for it. Quality player.

            Four (4) Questionable Picks

            2.55 Cleveland Indians – Chipola JC (FL) CF LeVon Washington (4)
            2.56 Arizona Diamondbacks – Nitro HS (WV) RHP JR Bradley (2)
            2.64 Milwaukee Brewers – Alabama JR RHP Jimmy Nelson (1)
            2.70 Atlanta Braves – Western Oklahoma State FR SS Andrelton Simmons (3)

            Washington isn’t here because he’s a bad player by any means, but simply because he’s an overdraft at the early part of the second round. Bradley’s arm strength and plus control should help him through the low minors, but his secondary stuff needs a complete overhaul. Nelson’s upside isn’t on par with many of the prospects drafted around him. Simmons remains a big glove, little bat player who would be best served making the inevitable switch to the mound sooner rather than later. In other words, he’s Mychal Givens 2.0.

            Three (3) Closest to the Show Picks

            Sammy Solis
            2.68 Detroit Tigers – Arkansas SO LHP Drew Smyly (2)
            2.81 Los Angeles Angels – Florida Southern JR RHP Daniel Tillman (1)

            RHPs Jacob Petricka, Bettis, Jordan Swagerty, and Perci Garner all should be quick movers as relief prospects often tend to speed through the minors, but, and I acknowledge the possibility I’m going overboard here, each pitcher has shown just enough of a third pitch in college to at least warrant a crack at starting out in the rotation. Their new teams may not agree with that assessment, but I’m stubborn enough that I’m going to believe in each guy as a potential big league starter despite mounting against my case. Other candidates for first to the big leagues include potential fourth outfielders Ryan LaMarre and Todd Cunningham, as well as 2B Jedd Gyorko. Gyorko’s advanced bat could help him speed through the low minors, but, anecdotal evidence alert, many of the players he has been compared to (Dan Uggla is the first that pops into my head) were slow to develop, one level at a time prospects. If you don’t buy that, then perhaps Gyorko’s iffy glove, or more specifically the numerous minor league ground balls he’ll have to take to get his glove ready for the majors, will be what keeps him down in the minors longer than expected.

            Solis has the stuff and pitchability to advance in a hurry, but Washington may want to allow him some extra time to make up for college innings lost to injury. I went with Smyly over the more highly rated lefthanded pitching prospect Rob Rasmussen because of Detroit’s tendency to push young pitching. Call it an educated hunch. Tillman is the only college reliever taken in the round without any shot at starting professionally. The very quick pre-draft scouting report on Daniel Tillman, my 39th highest rated college righthanded pitching prospect:

            Florida Southern JR RHP Daniel Tillman: 91-94 sinking FB, peaking 95-96; hard plus SL; 6-1, 185 pounds; dominant K numbers out of bullpen (56 K’s in 39.2 IP) ***

            Two (2) High Risk Signability Picks

            2.58 Houston Astros – Garey HS (CA) RHP Vincent Velasquez (2)
            2.80 Toronto Blue Jays – University HS (FL) LHP Justin Nicolino (1)

            The earlier the round, the more difficult it is to find players who aren’t likely to sign. Velasquez has a moderately strong commitment to Cal State Fullerton while Nicolino’s scholarship to Virginia ought to take a legitimately overslot deal to get his name on the dotted line. Both should sign without much of a problem, but that’s coming from a guy who thinks all of the names taken in round two will get deals done before too long.

            One (1) Player You’d Bet Your Internet Reputation On Pick

            2.57 Boston Red Sox – Texas RHP Brandon Workman

            Workman over Solis by a fairly slim margin. Both profile as above-average, middle of the rotation or better big league starters. Excellent value for a second round pick, I think. Brandon Workman’s quick scouting report:

            Texas JR RHP Brandon Workman: low-90s FB with serious sink, peak 95-97; plus high-70s CB; sinking CU with legit promise; usable low-80s SL; two biggest issues out of high school (mechanics and poor control) both ironed out after three years in Austin; 6-5, 225 pounds (4.30 FIP; 9.43 K/9; 1.89 BB/9)

            That last part is what makes me happiest. Well, not the last last part (his park/schedule adjusted stats) or even the one before that (his size), but the one before that. How can you not root for a player who legitimately improved after three years of college? Look, I love college baseball. Countless interesting names to watch per major college team, heated rivalries, and the ultimate marriage of meaningful regular season play and dramatic postseason format all with the beautiful soundtrack of ping after ping in the background. How can you beat that? I love college baseball, but I can still admit that I hate the way certain college coaches worry more about winning one game than the long-term health and well being of their players. I know college athletics is big business, but I’m still of the belief the main purpose of college is to best prepare the youth of the country for life after college. If that’s the goal, then maybe having your prized starter throw 140+ pitches or start twice in a four day span or come out of the bullpen 48 hours after pitching a complete game or any number of the countless questionable decision isn’t the best way to prepare said prized starter for a successful career after graduation. Nothing frustrates me more to see a young arm abused before even getting the chance to play professional baseball. HOWEVER, it’s very rare that college coaching staffs receive any credit for player development. The perfect example of this was on the MLB Network telecast of the first round two nights ago. The talking heads couldn’t get over how many college players had gone undrafted out of high school. They credited big league scouting staffs for finding such players later rather than sooner. Right. How about giving some credit to the college coaching staffs that helped bring along these diamonds in the rough? Workman was an excellent prospect coming out of high school. He’s a better prospect now. Some of that should be attributed to his natural developmental growth curve, some should be given to the hard work and smarts of the player itself, and some is totally unknown, if we’re really being honest. But to only highlight college coaches when something bad happens and not acknowledge the many ways they help certain players grow is just plain silly. Workman improved for a lot of reasons; for me, there’s no doubt the Texas coaching staff has certainly been a major contributing factor in his improvement.

            2010 MLB Draft: Initial Round Two Thoughts and Shadow Draft

            Just a few very quick notes on a select number of interesting round two choices. More to come later…

            Washington Nationals – San Diego LHP Sammy Solis

            First, the quick Sammy Solis (#3 on my list of ’10 lefthanded pitchers) scouting report…

            90-92 FB pre-injury, now sitting more regularly 87-89, but pitch maintains serious late life through zone; plus 77-78 CU; excellent 71-75 CB when on; 76-78 mystery pitch that has been identified as either a harder CB with bite or the beginnings of a SL; coming back from ruptured disc in back; 6-5, 228 pounds; (4.07 FIP; 9.88 K/9; 2.09 BB/9)

            Absolute home run of a selection, I think. Good enough FB, plus CU, and CB that flashes well above-average at times all packed into a durable frame with relatively low college mileage on his arm. Easy to start dreaming about a Nationals rotation of Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, and Sammy Solis at the top and a lineup featuring Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, Derek Norris, with Ian Desmond and Danny Espinosa consistently catching the ball up the middle…

            Pittsburgh Pirates – St. Edward HS (OH) RHP Stetson Allie

            I suppose the question as to whether or not the Pirates were going to play it safe or keep gambling on mid- to late-round prep pitching has been answered for now. I ignored too many red flags with Allie (iffy secondary stuff and poor control) in my final draft ranking and if I could do it all over again I would have had him slotted much lower. As it stands, he’s not a bad gamble here in the top of the second.

            Tampa Bay Rays – Georgia Tech 3B Derek Dietrich

            Boston Red Sox – Texas RHP Brandon Workman

            I know I’m jumping ahead a bit, but this excites me. Tampa and Boston continue to just absolute kill it through the first two rounds. Derek Dietrich and Brandon Workman are two of my favorite college prospects. I like Dietrich’s relatively low floor as a potential starting big league third baseman and I love Workman’s front of the rotation stuff, as outlined in this handy dandy scouting report:

            Texas JR RHP Brandon Workman: low-90s FB with serious sink, peak 95-97; plus high-70s CB; sinking CU with legit promise; usable low-80s SL; two biggest issues out of high school (mechanics and poor control) both ironed out after three years in Austin; 6-5, 225 pounds (4.30 FIP; 9.43 K/9; 1.89 BB/9)

            Workman was #2 on my list of ’10 righthanded pitchers, for what it’s worth. I wonder if Tampa thinks a) Dietrich can stick at short next to Longoria b) handle second base professionally, or c) they were in a position to draft a quality bat and figured it never hurts to stockpile assets, position be damned. I lean towards that last option, but who knows…

            I missed terribly on Andrelton Simmons, it appears. Never in a million years would I have slapped a second round grade or higher grade on him, but Atlanta clearly valued his defense highly enough to roll the dice he’ll bat will wake up someday.

            I’m skipping ahead to do my annual Phillies shadow draft. Here’s what I would have done if given their allotment of picks…

            Philadelphia Phillies Shadow Draft

            1.27 – Harvard Westlake HS (CA) OF Austin Wilson
            2.77 – Oviedo HS (FL) RHP AJ Cole
            3.108 – San Diego JR RHP Kyle Blair
            4.141 – Florida State JR OF Tyler Holt
            5.171 –  Tattnall Square HS (GA) RHP DeAndre Smelter
            6.201 – San Diego JR 3B Victor Sanchez
            7.231 – Barbe HS (LA) 3B Garin Cecchini
            8.261 – Archbishop Mitty HS (CA) SS James Roberts
            9.291 – Vanderbilt JR C Curt Casali
            10. 321 – Louisville SO OF Stewart Ijames

            Wilson and Cole at the time are meant to act as insurance for one another. In a perfect world, both would be signed and in uniform within a few weeks, but, knowing full well both are major signability concerns, I’d live with getting one to sign on the dotted line. I know I’m way higher on both than just about anybody else, but I think landing either gives you a legitimate top half of the first round talent with your first pick. I’m sure there is more to say about this and much more, but it’s time to go watch Mike Stanton play baseball.

            Day Two Update

            Between begin gainfully employed at a job I hate calling out of (haven’t missed a day in two years there!) and the far too tempting opportunity to see Mike Stanton’s big league debut tonight against the Phillies, Day 2 draft coverage will be postponed just a tad. Ah, but how can you possibly postpone coverage of a live event? Do you have no conception of the limits of time and space? Ha, I laugh in the face of such obstacles. See, even though I’ve already missed about 200ish picks or so, my plan is to dive right into MLB.com’s Draft Tracker and go round-by-round as if I were following it live. The draft obsession truly knows no bounds. Check in here periodically between now and whenever I hop on the subway to catch the game with a few thoughts on today’s earlier rounds. Check in later (hopefully) to get more of the same.

            2010 MLB Draft – Day One Quick Recap

            FAVORITE DAY ONE DRAFTS (Multiple Picks)

            Toronto Blue Jays

            • RHP Deck McGuire | RHP Aaron Sanchez | RHP Noah Syndergaard | RHP Asher Wojciechowski

            Tampa Bay Rays

            • OF Josh Sale | C Justin O’Conner | OF Drew Vettleson

            Boston Red Sox

            • 2B Kolbrin Vitek | OF Bryce Brentz | RHP Anthony Ranaudo

            Detroit Tigers

            • 3B Nick Castellanos | RHP Chance Ruffin

            Colorado Rockies

            • OF Kyle Parker | RHP Peter Tago

            I know it’s probably a mistake to assume each player will have a successful big league career, but I have a hard time looking at Toronto’s quartet of righthanders and not seeing at least two above-average starting pitchers and one dominant reliever. A success rate like that would have the brains behind the Blue Jays thrilled. Tampa and Boston went in totally different directions, but achieved similarly fantastic results. The Rays added three plus prep bats (Sale and O’Conner were both at the top of their respective positions within the prep class) while the Red Sox took two advanced college hitters and a potential top of the rotation collegiate starting pitcher. I’ve noted the similarities between Vitek and Brentz in this space on more than one occasion, so it’s funny to see the two of them wind up with the same big league franchise. Now the question will be whether or not the two ever share the same outfield at Fenway or if Boston gives Vitek an honest shot at sticking in the infield. I don’t love the Ruffin pick by the Tigers (spending a top 50 pick on a college reliever without a dominant pitch?), but the upside of Castellanos more than makes up for it. Will he sign? What are his demands? Is it really possible for the Tigers to get this late in the draft without drafting a fireballing righthanded pitcher? So many questions, precious few answers. Actually, to go back to Ruffin for a minute, armed with the knowledge that fast tracking him in the bullpen would always be there as a safety net, I’d seriously consider giving him a shot in the rotation first. Colorado went for some serious upside with their first two selections. Parker in the Coors Field outfield is a scary thought, but it’s possible he was drafted with the idea he’d follow in Todd Helton’s footsteps at first after his contract is up. I’ve got a really strong intuitive feeling with Parker, but I’ve been wrong before so who knows. Tago had a first round grade from me, so picking him up earns the Rockies big points in my book.

            FAVORITE DAY ONE 2010 MLB DRAFTS (One and Done)

            Pittsburgh Pirates

            • RHP Jameson Taillon

            San Diego Padres

            • RHP Karsten Whitson

            Minnesota Twins

            • RHP Alex Wimmers

            Chicago White Sox

            • LHP Chris Sale

            Cincinnati Reds

            • C Yasmani Grandal

            Milwaukee Brewers

            • RHP Dylan Covey

            I wouldn’t normally give a team credit for taking the second best player in the draft with the second overall pick, but Pittsburgh did the absolute right thing by taking Taillon over Machado or the mystery college pitcher they were considering. Every other pick listed above represents the best value for the spot in the round that each team could have conceivably imagined heading into draft day. I’d argue the biggest winner of the group is Chicago taking Sale at 13. That’s some serious value.

            LEAST FAVORITE DAY ONE 2010 MLB DRAFTS (Multiple Picks)

            Los Angeles Angels

            • 3B Kaleb Cowart | RHP Cameron Bedrosian | OF Chevy Clarke | SS Taylor Lindsey | OF Ryan Bolden

            Texas Rangers

            • OF Jake Skole | C Kellin Deglan | RHP Luke Jackson | 3B Mike Olt

            Houston Astros

            • 2B Delino DeShields | RHP Mike Foltynewicz | C Michael Kvasnicka

            I’m a big Bedrosian supporter, but the other four players drafted by the Angels all have big enough question marks to give me pause. I should probably give them the benefit of the doubt after snagging Mike Trout (a player I was not very high on) with their first pick last year, but their choices just didn’t seem to follow any kind of logical pattern to me. Texas did what they had to do because of their tight finances, but that’s a relatively weak haul on paper. The Astros continue to confound me with their draft day choices. They followed through on their desire to build up the middle defensively with the addition of DeShields, but I’ve got a hunch this pick will be remembered in much the same way Buffalo’s selection of Donte Whitner is held up as an unnecessary overdraft. That may not be the best example, but it’s the first that came to mind. Sorry, Bills fans. Anyway, the comparison may not even be fair because you have to believe the Astros had some kind of insider knowledge that another team was hot on DeShields in the middle of the first. Or not. You’re call. Either way, weird pick. Kvasnicka, too. A great deal of his value is tied up in his becoming a regular catcher, something that Houston probably hopes never happens on their watch with Jason Castro in the pipeline.

            LEAST FAVORITE DAY ONE 2010 MLB DRAFTS (One and Done)

            New York Yankees

            • SS Cito Culver

            Arizona Diamondbacks

            • RHP Barret Loux

            Chicago Cubs

            • RHP Hayden Simpson

            Florida Marlins

            • 1B/OF Christian Yelich

            San Francisco Giants

            • OF Gary Brown

            None of the above picks are “bad” per se, they are just some of my least favorites. That’s a tiny disctinction to some, but it means a lot to me. Culver and Simpson will both go down as examples of extreme overdrafts and rightfully so; a potential defensive-first utility player and an above-average big league reliever should not be targeted in the first round of the draft. Loux will forever be compared with similarly talented (and, presumably, priced) righthanded college pitching prospects like Jesse Hahn, Addison Reed, and Asher Wojchiechowski.  I need a plus bat out of a prep 1B/corner OF, and Christian Yelich just doesn’t have it. Brown started the year as one of my favorite semi-sleeper prospects (I thought for a long time he might go within spitting distance of his more publicized teammate, Christian Colon), but somehow managed to turn me off while hitting .438. Go figure. It’s just so darn hard finding any amateur prospect with a walk rate as low as Brown’s having any kind of sustained big league success. He could be a major outlier as the rare no patience/little power player to succeed professionally, but that’s not something I’m willing to bet a first round pick on finding out.

            Complete listing of supplemental first round selections after the jump…

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            2010 MLB Draft Day Two Big Board

            1. Oviedo HS (FL) RHP AJ Cole
            2. Harvard Westlake HS (CA) OF Austin Wilson
            3. St. Edward HS (OH) RHP Stetson Allie
            4. Texas JR RHP Brandon Workman
            5. San Diego JR RHP Kyle Blair
            6. LHP James Paxton
            7. San Diego SO LHP Sammy Solis
            8. Arkansas JR RHP/OF Brett Eibner
            9. Aliso Niguel HS (CA) C Stefan Sabol
            10. Torrance HS (CA) OF Angelo Gumbs
            11. Barbe HS (LA) 3B Garin Cecchini
            12. Tattnall Square HS (GA) RHP DeAndre Smelter
            13. Tulane JR 3B Rob Segedin
            14. Florida State JR OF Tyler Holt
            15. Bonanza HS (NV) 3B Kris Bryant
            16. Pineview HS (UT) 3B Marcus Littlewood
            17. Martin HS (TX) OF Brian Ragira
            18. Georgia Tech JR 3B Derek Dietrich
            19. Virginia Tech JR OF Austin Wates
            20. Wabash Valley JC FR OF Mel Rojas
            21. Lakeland HS (FL) 3B Yordy Cabrera
            22. Fullerton Union HS (CA) 3B Dominic Ficociello
            23. San Diego State JR RHP Addison Reed
            24. Auburn JR OF Trent Mummey
            25. Louisville SO OF Stewart Ijames
            26. UCLA JR LHP Rob Rasmussen
            27. Community College of Southern Nevada RHP Donnie Roach
            28. Virginia Tech JR RHP Jesse Hahn
            29. Indiana State JR RHP Jake Petricka
            30. Rafael Lopez Landron HS (PR) OF Eddie Rosario
            31. Rancho Buena Vista HS (CA) 2B Tony Wolters
            32. Spanish Fork HS (UT) RHP Adam Duke
            33. Redwood Christian HS (CA) RHP AJ Vanegas
            34. Sierra Vista HS (NV) RHP Nick Kingham
            35. Upland HS (CA) RHP Scott Frazier
            36. Ohio JR OF Gauntlett Eldemire
            37. West Virginia JR 2B Jedd Gyorko
            38. Portland JR RHP Zach Varce
            39. Texas Tech JR RHP Chad Bettis
            40. Heritage HS (GA) C Tyler Austin
            41. Charlotte Christian HS (NC) Ty Linton
            42. Fullerton Union HS (CA) OF Michael Lorenzen
            43. Germantown Academy (PA) 2B Sean Coyle
            44. Wando HS (SC) RHP Drew Cisco
            45. Arizona State SO RHP/C Jordan Swagerty
            46. Oregon State JR LHP Josh Osich
            47. Grants Pass HS (OR) 3B Brandon Drury
            48. La Porte HS (TX) OF Kendrick Perkins
            49. Mater Dei HS (CA) OF Cory Hahn
            50. Wetumpka HS (AL) OF Reggie Golden
            51. St. Edward HS (OH) C Alex Lavisky
            52. La Costa Canyon HS (CA) C Will Swanner
            53. Cloverdale HS (CA) RHP Robby Rowland
            54. Hanahan HS (SC) RHP Bryce Hines
            55. Glendora HS (CA) RHP Adam Plutko
            56. Capistrano Valley HS (CA) RHP Brandon Brennan
            57. St. Paul HS (CA) RHP Gabriel Encinas
            58. Don Bosco Prep (NJ) RHP Eric Stevens
            59. Royal HS (CA) RHP Cody Buckel
            60. Heritage HS (TX) RHP Austin Kubitza
            61. Kansas State JR SS Carter Jurica
            62. Arkansas JR 1B Andy Wilkins
            63. Louisiana State JR C Micah Gibbs
            64. UCLA SO RHP Dan Klein
            65. Charleston Southern JR RHP/OF Tyler Thornburg
            66. Villanova SO C Matt Szczur
            67. West Oklahoma State JC SO OF Randolph Oduber
            68. South Carolina JR RHP Sam Dyson
            69. Chipola JC FR 2B LeVon Washington
            70. UC Riverside SO C Rob Brantly
            71. Auburn JR 1B Hunter Morris
            72. Pittsburgh JR 3B Joe Leonard
            73. Marina HS (CA) 3B Chad Lewis
            74. South Forsythe HS (GA) 2B Zach Alvord
            75. Virginia JR OF Jarrett Parker
            76. Louisiana State JR OF Leon Landry
            77. Jacksonville State JR OF Todd Cunningham
            78. St. Petersburg CC SO RHP Austin Wood
            79. Howard JC RHP Burch Smith
            80. Georgia JR RHP Justin Grimm
            81. Lakeland HS (FL) 1B Eric Arce
            82. Pepperdine SO RHP Cole Cook
            83. West Orange HS (FL) SS Mason Williams
            84. Archbishop Mitty HS (CA) SS James Roberts
            85. Richton HS (MS) SS Jacoby Jones
            86. Perpetuo Socorro HS (PR) SS Dickie Thon
            87. Oklahoma City JR 3B Matt Presley
            88. Stanford JR 2B Colin Walsh
            89. Duke JR SS Jake Lemmerman
            90. Flower Mound HS (TX) LHP Zak Adams
            91. Ashland HS (OR) RHP Ian Kendall
            92. Roswell HS (GA) RHP Andrew Smith
            93. Louisville SO 3B Phil Wunderlich
            94. UNC Wilmington JR C Cody Stanley
            95. Arkansas SO LHP Drew Smyly
            96. Louisville SR 1B Andrew Clark
            97. Texas JR C Cameron Rupp
            98. Kansas JR 3B Tony Thompson
            99. San Diego JR 3B Victor Sanchez
            100. Vanderbilt JR C Curt Casali
            101. Tennessee JR C Blake Forsythe
            102. Long Beach State JR SS Devin Lohman
            103. Felix Varela HS (FL) RHP John Barbato
            104. Bishop O’Dowd HS (CA) RHP Eric Jaffe
            105. Bullard HS (TX) RHP Nick Rumbelow
            106. Brazoswood HS (TX) RHP Tyler Green
            107. College Park HS (TX) RHP John Simms
            108. Blue Valley HS (KS) RHP Ryne Stanek
            109. Nitro HS (WV) RHP JR Bradley
            110. West Springfield HS (VA) RHP Bobby Wahl
            111. Suffern HS (NY) RHP Robbie Aviles
            112. Garey HS (CA) Vincent Velasquez
            113. Jefferson HS (IA) 2B Kellen Sweeney
            114. Wake Forest JR OF Steven Brooks
            115. Carl Albert HS (OK) C JT Realmuto
            116. Louisville SR 2B Adam Duvall
            117. Virginia JR 2B Phil Gosselin
            118. Barron Collier HS (FL) C Tyler Ross
            119. San Jacinton JC FR LHP Miguel Pena
            120. Bishop Eustace HS (NJ) C Greg Brodzinski
            121. Oregon State JR 3B Stefen Romero
            122. Fresno City College FR 3B David Rohm
            123. Coastal Carolina JR OF Rico Noel
            124. University HS (LA) 1B Austin Southall
            125. Elk Grove HS (CA) C Jake Rodriguez
            126. St. Mary’s Prep (MI) OF Korey Hall
            127. Carmel HS (IN) OF Conrad Gregor
            128. Michigan JR OF Ryan LaMarre
            129. Carroll HS (IN) OF Justin Glass
            130. Key West HS (FL) OF Michael Arencibia
            131. Los Osos HS (CA) C Jake Hernandez
            132. Miami JR LHP Chris Hernandez
            133. Florida JR LHP Kevin Chapman
            134. Alabama JR 2B Ross Wilson
            135. Alabama JR SS Josh Rutledge
            136. Mississippi State SR 1B Connor Powers
            137. Virginia Tech JR SS Tim Smalling
            138. Wichita State FR 3B Johnny Coy
            139. Texas State JR 3B Jason Martinson
            140. North Carolina State JR 3B Russell Wilson
            141. James Madison JR RHP Kevin Munson
            142. Oregon State JR OF Adalberto Santos
            143. Coastal Carolina JR 3B Scott Woodward
            144. Rice JR SS Rick Hague
            145. Tennessee JR LHP Bryan Morgado
            146. San Clemente HS (CA) C Aaron Jones
            147. Monterey HS (TX) C Tyler Pearson
            148. Bishop Moore HS (FL) LHP Jimmy Hodgskin
            149. Chandler HS (OK) RHP Jonathan Gray
            150. Bartlett HS (TN) RHP Taylor Morton
            151. Northwood HS (CA) RHP Zach Weiss
            152. Blue Valley Northwest HS (KS) RHP Jason Adam
            153. Pequannock Township HS (NJ) RHP Jordan Tabakman
            154. Jesuit HS (CA) RHP Dan Child
            155. TC Robertson HS (NC) SS Joel McKeithan
            156. Tennessee Tech JR 1B AJ Kirby-Jones
            157. Santana HS (CA) RHP Kyle Hayes
            158. Covington HS (LA) RHP Randy LeBlanc
            159. Grandview HS (CO) RHP Kevin Gausman
            160. Clearwater HS (FL) SS Sean O’Brien
            161. Cerritos CC SO 2B Joe Terry
            162. Brentwood HS (TN) LHP Robbie Ray
            163. Defiance HS (OH) RHP Dace Kime
            164. Centennial HS (NV) RHP Michael Wagner
            165. Northwood HS (NC) RHP Austin Brice
            166. Germantown Academy (PA) RHP Keenan Kish
            167. Catawba SR OF Wade Moore
            168. Catawba SR OF Craige Lyerly
            169. Yavapai JC SO DeMarcus Tidwell
            170. Granite City (IN) C Jake Depew
            171. Tampa Catholic HS (FL) C Shane Rowland
            172. Orangefield HS (TX) C Jacob Felts
            173. James Madison JR SS David Herbek
            174. Riverdale HS (FL) OF Kyle Waldrop
            175. San Jacinto SO OF Randall Thorpe
            176. Miami-Dade SO OF Jabari Blash
            177. Virginia JR OF Dan Grovatt
            178. Martin Luther King HS (GA) OF Trey Griffin
            179. Fayette County HS (GA) Niko Goodrum
            180. North Gwinnett HS (GA) OF Chris Hawkins
            181. Union Grove HS (GA) OF Jordan Akins
            182. Northside HS (GA) OF Kevin Jordan
            183. Oregon State JR LHP Tanner Robles
            184. North Carolina State JR RHP Jake Buchanan
            185. Virginia SR SS Tyler Cannon
            186. Azusa Pacific SR 3B Ryan Delgado
            187. Florida Southern JR 2B Wade Kirkland
            188. California JR 2B BJ Guinn
            189. Georgia Tech JR RHP Kevin Jacob
            190. Ball State SO RHP Perci Garner
            191. Northeast Texas CC SO RHP Zach Cates
            192. SUNY Oneonta JR RHP Dave Filak
            193. The Lakes HS (IN) LHP DJ Snelten
            194. Farragut HS (TN) RHP Nick Williams
            195. Dowling Catholic HS (IA) RHP Jonathan Musser
            196. Legacy HS (CO) RHP Kevin Walter
            197. Effingham HS (IN) RHP Chad Green
            198. Linden HS (CA) RHP Aaron Judge
            199. Poway HS (CA) RHP Evan Thomas
            200. Terry HS (MS) OF Deshun Dixon
            201. University HS (FL) LHP Justin Nicolino
            202. South Harrison HS (MO) LHP Jordan Shipers
            203. South Doyle HS (TN) 3B Matt Kirkland
            204. Pope HS (GA) 2B Steve Wilkerson
            205. Whitewaster HS (GA) 2B D’Monte Grissom
            206. Brooks-DeBartolo HS (FL) 2B JD Williams
            207. Great Oak HS (CA) 2B Brad Salgado
            208. Burbank HS (CA) 2B Lonnie Kauppila
            209. Floyd Central HS (IN) RHP Jeff Thompson
            210. Mount Zion HS (IN) RHP Ryan Hartman
            211. Weathernford HS (OK) LHP Dillon Overton
            212. Tampa Jesuit HS (FL) LHP Daniel Gibson
            213. Redlands East Valley HS (CA) LHP Griffin Murphy
            214. Amherst Regional HS (MA) LHP Kevin Ziomek
            215. South City North HS (IA) 3B Damek Tomscha
            216. Lower Columbia FR RHP Jeff Ames
            217. Michigan JR RHP Tyler Burgoon
            218. Coastal Carolina SR C Jose Iglesias
            219. Santa Clara SR C Tommy Medica
            220. Kent Denver HS (CO) C Paul Donahue
            221. Scripps Ranch HS (CA) C Wynston Sawyer
            222. Lassiter HS (GA) C Brandon Stephens
            223. Chaparral HS (AZ) SS James McDonald
            224. Severna Park HS (MD) SS Kyle Convissar
            225. Wayne County HS (MS) SS DeMarcus Henderson
            226. Wheeler HS (GA) OF DK Carey
            227. Mahwah HS (NJ) OF Anthony D’Alessandro
            228. Silverado HS (NV) OF Drew Robinson
            229. Boonville HS (MO) OF Chuckie Jones
            230. Portsmouth HS (NH) 1B Mike Montville
            231. East Carolina SR 1B Kyle Roller
            232. Gahr HS (CA) OF Brenton Allen
            233. Copiah Academy (MS) C Hunter Renfroe
            234. Joliet Township HS (IN) C Mike Hollenbeck
            235. Eastside Catholic HS (WA) RHP Sam Lindquist
            236. Kempner HS (TX) RHP Trevor Teykl
            237. Hopkinsville HS (KY) RHP Justin Hageman
            238. Mill Creek HS (GA) RHP Matt Grimes
            239. Xavier HS (IA) RHP Jon Keller
            240. Hueneme HS (CA) RHP Jesus Valdez
            241. Oxnard FR OF Harper White
            242. Rutgers JR 2B Brandon Boykin
            243. Tennessee JR 3B Matt Duffy
            244. Kansas SR 2B Robby Price
            245. Kentucky JR 2B Chris Bisson
            246. Texas Tech JR RHP Bobby Doran
            247. Houston SO RHP Michael Goodnight
            248. Virginia Tech SO RHP Mathew Price
            249. Texas Christian SR C Bryan Holaday
            250. Clemson JR OF Jeff Schaus
            251. Bowling Green JR RHP Brennan Smith
            252. Wichita State SO RHP Jordan Cooper
            253. Georgia State JR RHP David Buchanan
            254. Eloisa Pascual HS (PR) C Roberto Pena
            255. George Washington HS (NY) SS Mike Antonio
            256. North Hunterdon HS (NJ) OF Tom Zengel
            257. Eldorado HS (NM) OF Sam Wilson
            258. Galena HS (NV) OF Brian Pointer
            259. Red Bank Regional HS (NJ) OF Jake Kalish
            260. Highline HS (UT) OF Ryan Brett
            261. Graham HS (NC) C Matt Roberts
            262. Nebraska City HS (NE) LHP Logan Ehlers
            263. Santa Margarita HS (CA) LHP Kyle Richter
            264. Rancho Cucamonga HS (CA) RHP Austin Reed
            265. Rocky Mountain HS (CO) Marco Gonzales
            266. Pennsauken HS (NJ) LHP Rolando Gautier
            267. Oak Hills HS (OH) LHP Joel Bender
            268. Sinclair HS (Ontario) LHP Evan Grills
            269. Hillcrest HS (AL) C Case Nixon
            270. Rutgers JR OF Pat Biserta
            271. California JR OF Mark Canha
            272. Florida Southern JR RHP Daniel Tillman
            273. Texas Christian SR 1B Matt Curry
            274. Georgia Tech SR 1B Tony Plagman
            275. Louisiana State SR 1B Blake Dean
            276. Charlotte Christian HS (NC) 3B Jake Watson
            277. Pinnacle HS (AZ) 1B TC Mark
            278. Poquoson HS (VA) SS Chad Pinder
            279. Clemson JR RHP Josh Thrailkill
            280. Alabama SR 1B Clay Jones
            281. Washington JR 1B Troy Scott
            282. Clemson SO 3B John Hinson
            283. Missouri SR OF Aaron Senne
            284. Arizona State SO SS Drew Maggi
            285. Southern JR 2B Curtis Wilson
            286. Turner Ashley HS (VA) 2B Ty McFarland
            287. East Carolina JR OF Devin Harris
            288. Texas JR OF Kevin Keyes
            289. Auburn JR OF Kevin Patterson
            290. Pacific JR OF Nick Longmire
            291. Murrieta Valley HS (CA) RHP Sebastian Santos
            292. Sahuaro HS (AZ) RHP Jake Cole
            293. Florida State JR LHP John Gast
            294. Rutgers JR OF Jaren Matthews
            295. Auburn JR OF Brian Fletcher
            296. Ohio JR OF Robert Maddox
            297. Forrest City HS (AR) RHP Barrett Astin
            298. Nebraska JR RHP Michael Mariot
            299. Sam Houston State JR RHP Dallas Gallant
            300. Texas-Arlington JR RHP Rett Varner

            2010 MLB Draft Live Blog

            7:05 PM

            And so it begins. I’m working on approximately zero hours worth of sleep since waking up early Sunday morning and about ten total since late last week, so this version of the live blog should come with about 70% more delirious fun!

            1.1 Washington – Bryce Harper
            1.2 Pittsburgh – Jameson Taillon
            1.3 Baltimore – Manny Machado
            1.4 Kansas City – Yasmani Grandal
            1.5 Cleveland – Chris Sale? Drew Pomeranz? Stetson Allie? No clue at this point, but I’ll go Sale for now…

            7:08 PM

            As for Harper’s eventual position with Washington, well, I don’t personally see how they can not at least give him the chance to start out behind the plate. I get the positives that come with moving him to the outfield right out of the box (speeding up his timetable, keeping him healthy, allowing him to focus on hitting above all else), but the positional advantage, at least through his first few big league seasons, is too tempting for me to ignore. Then again, I’m perfectly alright with moving him to RF for the reasons listed above. I mean, come on, it’s Bryce Harper…you can’t lose either way.

            7:15 PM

            Before going into the Pittsburgh pick, I’m going to quickly bring back what I consider a pretty good comp for Harper’s upside and timetable to the big leagues. I promise I won’t be quoting myself all night long, but, hey, I liked the comp then and I still like it now:

            The outside the box comparison for Bryce Harper that I’m pretty happy with, in terms of certain amateur scouting similarities (prodigious power, underrated athleticism, familiarity with being under the spotlight from an early age), potential professional developmental paths (September debut three years after draft year, ready to play every day in subsequent season), and ultimate big league upside (40+ homers, .270ish batting average with another 100 points or so worth of OBP): Prince Fielder.

            7:20 PM

            Boom! Jameson Tallion to Pittsburgh. Had a strong feeling on this one all along, as noted in the most recent mock. I’ve read already that Pittsburgh has basically come out and said Taillon was just too good to pass up, or something to that extent. That’s what I was getting at with the bolded part here:

            The Pirates surprised everybody last season by going with the signable Tony Sanchez over more expensive, more exciting options. This year, they’ll surprise everybody once again by going with the expensive, exciting Jameson Taillon over more signable options. I can’t profess to having any insider information to back up this assertion, but I do have a whole bunch of unfounded opinions, which, let’s be honest, are more fun anyway. First, and I know many disagree with this point, the Greg Smith-Neal Huntington-Frank Coonelly-Bob Nutting leadership team in Pittsburgh simply hasn’t been together long enough to make any kind of firm declaration about the draft tendencies. To say that they will go with a signable college guy just because they did it last year seems like specious logic to me. Then again, to say they’ll go with a potential big money prep player because there isn’t enough of a track record to judge them is probably an equally unfounded guess. That’s the beauty of an opinion-based exercise such as this, I suppose. Another reason why I think the Pirates will go with Taillon is for the simple fact that he’s just that far ahead of the field. Again, it’s just one man’s opinion, but I like Taillon significantly more than whoever is going to wind up going third, and believe he is a better prospect than any of the prep arms the Pirates passed on last year, Tyler Matzek included. I think the Pirates will come around to this line of thinking, perhaps after reading my love letter to Taillon from last December. The recent string of nagging injuries for many of the top college pitching options helps the cause. Lastly, and this may be the biggest stretch of the three, the Pirates need hope. Struggling teams in the National League could always take solace in the fact that no matter how bad things got, the Nationals would always be there to take the brunt of the poorly run organization criticism. A competitive start combined with some anxiously awaited reinforcements up from the minor leagues make Washington one of the most talked about stories of the early season. They’ve got hope. An organization like Pittsburgh, despite doing a good job in the beginning stages, needs the big splash that the consensus top player (non-Harper division) in the draft could bring.

            Speaking of that love letter to Taillon, here’s the money part of that scouting report:

            To take it a step further, Taillon’s scouting profile reminds me a little bit of what scouts said about Josh Johnson as he was coming up through Florida’s system. While I’m not brave enough to claim Taillon will ever have a pro season quite like the one Johnson just had, I have no problem pointing out that Taillon is currently a better prospect than Johnson ever was. Taillon has a better overall fastball, better secondary offering (though Johnson’s slider has turned into a real weapon professionally), and eerily similar command, makeup, and mound presence. The light clearly went on for Johnson enough to turn him from a good prospect to a great pitcher, a perfect example of how different developmental paths can be for different players. There’s no telling what kind of path Taillon will actually take, but the fact that he even has the chance to follow in the footsteps of a guy like Johnson is darn exciting.

            I like Taillon because he’s going to move closer to a college pitcher than a high school pitcher, but still maintain the ace upside more typically associated with the typical projectable prep first round arm. His lack of physical projection might be a red flag for some, but I like the fact that he’s got the body of a man already. He’s ready to go.

            7:26 PM

            Christian Colon to the Royals? Talk about going back and making some early 2010 mocks look super smart, Kansas City. I read something on Colon a long time ago that always stuck with me…I’ll surely butcher it here, but it was something along the lines of “he has just enough power to get himself into trouble.” Could this be the start of a Yasmani Grandal slide? Or does he go to Cleveland like some have speculated? That pick never made any sense to me, but stranger things have happened, right?

            7:38 PM

            Drew Pomeranz to Cleveland is another one of those picks from the early set of mock drafts that seemed to hold steady for months until recent injury concerns and a dip in performance started causing some to drop him down the board.

            Barret Loux to Arizona has been one of the hot picks over the past week or so. I like Loux, but am definitely not feeling this pick. I had him ranked 13th out of all of the college righthanded pitchers in this draft and he winds up going 6th overall. What a country! Here’s the quick scouting report on Barret Loux:

            Texas A&M JR RHP Barret Loux: 90-92 FB, peak at 93-94 while starting; has hit peak of 98 coming out of bullpen; good command of above-average 83-86 CU; SL with some promise; KCB with above-average potential if he can ever learn to consistently command it; 6-5, 220 (3.07 FIP; 12.75 K/9; 2.81 BB/9)

            Streamline the repertoire down to FB/CU/KCB (the new hip pitch it seems) and you could be on to something, but any way you want to spin it, this pick is still a major reach. It’ll be interesting to see if taking a more signable guy early on will enable them to target prep players who fall in the mid- to late-rounds.

            7:48 PM

            Best Available Time! Now that Matt Harvey is off the board to the Mets (a very rude pick considering I sat on my couch reciting “don’t be Harvey, don’t be Harvey, don’t be Harvey” over and over again), the best available players left according to yours truly include:

            1. Oviedo HS (FL) RHP AJ Cole
            2. Chipley HS RHP Karsten Whitson
            3. Harvard Westlake HS (CA) OF Austin Wilson
            4. Archbishop McCarthy HS (FL) 3B Nick Castellanos
            5. St. Edward HS (OH) RHP Stetson Allie

            I’m really stubborn about the prep guys I like. I think there is some value in sticking with the guys who have showed their worth on the early prep showcase circuits all the way through draft day rather than jumping in on some of the helium guys that seem to pop up in mid-May every year.

            Is Houston really going to take Delino DeShields here? I refuse to believe it…

            8:10 PM

            Houston, you’ve done it again! DeShields is an absurdly quick runner and he should have plus range in center eventually (needs to work on his reads), but the bat is still a major question mark for me. I know he finished the season strong, but betting on such a limited sample of improvement at pick number eight seems really dangerous. This feels like the kind of pick a fans can talk themselves into liking over time, but it must be a bitter pill to swallow for Astros fans hoping to make a serious splash in 2010.

            Karsten Whitson to San Diego is a darn fine pick. The improvements he made from the summer after his junior year to the start of his senior year were astounding. I likened him to the good version of Max Scherzer because of his plus FB, plus mid-80s SL, and CU that could be the difference between struggling as a starter, succeeding as a starter, or settling into a dominating relief role. I think option B is most likely, especially now that he’ll have the benefit of Petco behind him.

            Michael Choice to Oakland is the kind of pick that gets me dreaming about one crazy potential future lineup. Chris Carter, Mike Taylor, and Michael Choice as the heart of your lineup would be a lot of fun to watch.

            Not once had I heard Deck McGuire to Toronto as a possibility, so it’s cool to actually see it happen. It makes a lot of sense when you stop and think about the type of righthanded starting pitchers the Blue Jays have targeted in recent years. Really nice pick.

            8:15 PM

            The Matt Harvey/Mets comment from up thread had to do with me being a Phillies fan (and therefore not a fan of the Mets) and me being a huge fan of Matt Harvey. Saw Harvey pitch extensively in high school and in his freshman year at Carolina, and always came away impressed. The way he reinvented himself, ditching his once awesome CB for a now awesome SL, really impressed me. Matt Harvey’s scouting report:

            North Carolina JR RHP Matt Harvey: 92-96, peak FB 98; low-90s two-seamer with crazy sink; 83-85 SL that flashes plus; sinking 79-83 CU with promise; teams might be willing to bet that plus high-70s CB from high school could come back; 6-5, 225 pounds (3.65 FIP; 10.10 K/9; 3.00 BB/9)

            8:20 PM

            Three straight phenomenal picks, I think. McGuire to Toronto, Yasmani Grandal to Cincinnati, and Chris Sale to the Chicago White Sox are all outstanding value for this point in the round. Some quick thoughts on the picks in reverse order…

            I think Chris Sale is going to have a better pro career than Drew Pomeranz. The quick scouting report on Chris Sale:

            89-92 with plus sink on FB,95-96 peak; very good to plus 77-80 CU; average 77-78 SL that works a bit slurvy; gets big edge over Pomeranz in FB command; big ground ball pitcher (65+% in 2010); Andrew Miller body comp; 6-6, 185 pounds; signature win (8 IP 4 H 2 ER 2 BB 10 K) against Clemson (2.98 FIP; 13.02 K/9; 1.22 BB/9)

            Grandal to the Reds has me wondering about a potential logjam down the line with former first round pick Devin Mesoraco, now in AA after tearing it up for Lynchburg. It’s not quite analogous to the Yonder Alonso/Joey Votto situation, but there are some similarities there. The presence of Mesoraco is absolutely no reason to pass on Grandal, but it does create an interesting situation to watch going forward.

            The Deck McGuire quick scouting report:

            Georgia Tech JR RHP Deck McGuire: heavy 89-92 FB, peaking 93-94; 82-86 SL with plus potential; low-70s CB with plus potential; average low-80s CU; pinpoint command on just about everything (4.18 FIP; 10.06 K/9; 2.58 BB/9)

            I think I like his two breaking pitches way more than most, but it’s his superb command, a massively underrated component to good pitching, that’ll help him have a long big league career. Good pick.

            8:25 PM

            Seriously, how good is Jim Callis? He’s the reason I didn’t even bother doing a mock draft in the two weeks leading up to the draft because, if we’re all being 100% honest here, there’s literally nobody that does it better than he does. Any mock I would do would either be a) totally wrong because I’m just pulling things out of my backside, or b) a blatantly plagiarized rip-off of his latest mock with just enough dumb changes to throw the unobservant fan off the scent. Blessed Trinity HS (GA) OF Jake Skole, the 119th best prep player in the nation according to me,  is now property of the Rangers, as called by Callis earlier in the day. Incredible.

            8:32 PM

            We’ll get back to Milwaukee taking Dylan Covey in a minute, but, wow, how about the Cubs? I may not agree with a lot of their early round selections, but I give them credit for believing in their scouts and sticking to their boards. Shades of Tyler Colvin, this pick. Here’s the quick scouting report on the newest Cub, Hayden Simpson:

            Southern Arkansas JR RHP Hayden Simpson: 88-94 FB, peaking at 96; nice CB; 6-0, 175 pounds

            I had him ranked 94th on my list of top draft-eligible righthanded college pitchers, but it’s easy to see what the Cubs see in him. The FB/CB combo both work as plus pitches at times. I’m a little scared that the Cubs see him as a reliever only, but, if that’s the case, then how about a young, talented, expensive (in picks, resources, and bonuses, not salary) bullpen of Andrew Cashner, Jay Johnson, and Hayden Simpson. Throw in Jeff Samardzija and you’ve got a party!

            8:38 PM

            Josh Sale to Tampa is a fit that makes me really happy for some reason. I think I like it because it runs counter to a lot of the “toolsy, upside, athleticism, speed, defense!” talk that crops up around Tampa draft season every year. Tampa just flat picks the best player on the board, regardless of position or organizational fit or public perception.

            9:05 PM

            Time to catch up a bit.

            1.14 Milwaukee – RHP Dylan Covey
            1.15 Texas – OF Jake Skole
            1.16 Chicago Cubs – RHP Hayden Simpson
            1.17 Tampa – OF Josh Sale
            1.18 Los Angeles Angels – 3B Kaleb Cowart
            1.19 Houston – RHP  Mike Foltynewicz

            Here’s my beef with the Skole pick. First, let me preface this by saying I’m not entirely sure of the bonus demands being floated by any of the players heading into the draft because a) they never really interested me, and b) I tend to believe about 95% of all bonus talk prior to the draft is pure poppycock, plain and simple. I realize Texas is in a uniquely difficult financial position and that the pick in question was unprotected, but will the bonus difference between Skole and, say, a player like Sale really wind up being all that different? I’m honestly asking, I don’t know. If so, disregard this paragraph and take it on faith that the Rangers scouts know what they are doing in identifying Skole as a quality player that’ll only cost a slot or below bonus. If not, I’m confused. Maybe I shouldn’t judge them too harshly until they make a few more of their early round picks…

            On second thought, was the pick all about (well, not all about, but you know what I mean…) Skole’s football scholarship to Georgia Tech? That scholarship will allow Texas to spread out the bonus over a five year period. Interesting.

            I’m not nearly as high as Foltynewicz as many seem to be, but it’s a more justifiable pick than the earlier DeShields selection. More on him later…

            Here’s a quick scouting report on Dylan Covey:

            RHP Dylan Covey (Maranatha HS, California): low- to mid-90s FB, mostly 90-93, peak 95-96; low-80s SL with plus potential; promising 80-83 CU and 77-79 CB with legit above-average upside, but in need of polish; clean mechanics; command comes and goes ; reminds me a little bit of San Diego draft prospect Kyle Blair, but more commonly compared to John Lackey; 6-2, 200 pounds – somewhat stocky build, but surprisingly athletic for his size

            9:17 PM

            1.20 Boston – 2B Kolbrin Vitek
            1.21 Minnesota – RHP Alex Wimmers
            1.22 Texas – C Kellin Deglan

            My guy! Been all aboard the Vitek bandwagon dating back to January, starting with this quick scouting report:

            Vitek’s tools all grade out similarly to fellow small school sensation Bryce Brentz. They both have plus bat speed, good plate discipline, and plus power potential. They are also both two-way players who have had success on the mound collegiately, though only Vitek could actually pull of the trick of being a legit draft prospect as either a hitter or pitcher. In addition to a glove/arm combination that will definitely play at third professionally, Vitek does all the little things well that make scouts (and wannabe’s like me) very happy. He is a sensational base runner, works deep counts, and has one of the coolest names this side of Yordy Cabrera. Vitek’s utter dominance of the Great Lakes League this past summer sealed the deal for me. He may not be a first rounder in June, but he is as good a bet as any college hitter in the 2010 to be an impact player in the big leagues.

            I think he’s good enough in the infield to play either 2B or 3B, but it sounds like the Red Sox will be moving him to the outfield.

            Alex Wimmers to the Twins is a really good pick. A rotation with Wimmers and Kyle Gibson sitting right smack dab in the middle is one that will help win you a lot of games. Here’s the Alex Wimmers scouting report:

            Ohio State JR RHP Alex Wimmers: 88-92 FB; has touched 94; plus-plus potential with mid-70s CB, but pitch should be above-average professionally at minimum; good to plus upper-70s CU with sink; can nibble too much at times, but great command allows him to get away with it;  6-2, 195 pounds (2.66 FIP; 10.73 K/9; 2.84 BB/9)

            In mentioning the former catching surplus in Texas, Peter Gammons made a good point about how quickly organizational depth can disappear or, in happier times, appear out of nowhere. There is so much fluidity to the developmental curves of minor leaguers that there really is no sense in drafting for organizational need.

            1.24 Florida – OF/1B Christian Yelich

            Nothing against Christian Yelich, but I was deathly afraid he’d be the Phillies pick at 27. Thank you, Florida. If the Phils take either Nick Castellanos or Austin Wilson, I may go streaking…

            9:30 PM

            1.25 San Francisco – OF Gary Brown

            Brown’s strengths and weaknesses are pretty darn obvious. He’s an absolute burner with a plus hit tool who should be a plus defender in center. However, his completely allergic to watching pitches fly by him untouched, so his offensive value will always be almost 100% batting average dependent. The combination of no patience and little power just about negates those three plus tools mentioned above. If he’s going to succeed, however, it makes sense that it’ll be in a place like San Francisco.

            1.26 Colorado – OF Kyle Parker

            Stunner. Massive upside, massively scary signability concerns. As mentioned on the telecast, it’s interesting to see a franchise well-versed in drafting college QBs (Todd Helton, Seth Smith) take a chance on the first ever collegiate athlete to throw 20 TDs and hit 20 HRs in a single year. The only difference with Parker is that he has never played behind a Manning brother.

            Time to update the best available player list! Here’s who we’ve got…

            3. Oviedo HS (FL) RHP AJ Cole
            5. Harvard Westlake HS (CA) OF Austin Wilson
            6. Archbishop McCarthy HS (FL) 3B Nick Castellanos
            7. St. Edward HS (OH) RHP Stetson Allie
            9. Texas JR RHP Brandon Workman
            11. Cowan HS (IN) C Justin O’Conner

            It’ll be Jesse Biddle for the Phillies here, I think. Too much connected them to him in the past two weeks to think they’d pass him up now…

            9:58 PM

            1.27 Philadelphia – LHP Jesse Biddle

            Quick scouting report on the newest member of the Phillies family, Jesse Biddle:

            89-92 FB with good late movement, peaking 93-94; above-average potential with upper-70s SL; interesting mid-70s CU; slow low-70s CB; has thrown cutter in past; some concern about closely lumped together velocities (all secondary offerings in 70s); 6-6, 225 pounds

            Shadow Draft Pick = OF Austin Wilson, signability be damned!

            1.28 Los Angeles Dodgers – RHP Zach Lee

            Conspiracy theory alert! Lee, considered one of the toughest signs in the entire draft,  is a very, very, very curious pick for a team reportedly short on funds. Could he have been picked with the intention of never actually signing him?

            1.29 Los Angleles Angels – RHP Cam Bedrosian

            Won myself a cool ten dollar bet from about a year ago thanks to Bedrosian sneaking into the back end of the first round. I’d offer to split it with him, but I get the feeling he won’t be needing to snag five bucks from me anytime soon. Quick scouting report on Cameron Bedrosian:

            RHP Cameron Bedrosian (East Coweta HS, Georgia): 90-93 FB, peak 95-96; potential plus 75-79 CB; average mid-70s CU; excellent 88-91 SF; 6-0, 195

            1.30 Los Angeles Angels – OF Chevez Clarke

            Not to paint Clarke with the classic toolsy prep outfielder brush, but…yeah, that’s exactly what he is. Four average or better tools including a plus arm and above-average speed, but the bat is a definite question mark. Sounds about right.

            1.31 Tampa – C Justin O’Conner

            I firmly believe that O’Conner could also succeed as either a regular shortstop or a starting pitcher, he’s just that talented. I’ve got a lot to say about Tampa’s first day, but I’m going to hold off and use it for a separate piece. I’ll leave it at this for now – I’m jealous of the fans who get to root for the Rays front office.

            1.32 New York Yankees – SS Cito Culver

            And the Yankees conclude the first round by taking a player from upstate New York who profiles best as a defensive first utility infielder. Did not see this one coming at all.

            2010 MLB Draft Day One Big Board

            So excited! I thought about breaking out the gigantic version of the big board, but instead will stick with our first day only board for now. Tonight 50 players are going to get picked. I don’t think they will be the 50 guys listed below, of course, but that doesn’t stop me from thinking they are the best 50 players in this year’s draft. My personal 2010 MLB Draft Day One Big Board…
            1. Community College of Southern Nevada FR C Bryce Harper
            2. The Woodlands HS (TX) RHP Jameson Taillon
            3. Oviedo HS (FL) RHP AJ Cole
            4. Chipley HS RHP Karsten Whitson
            5. Harvard Westlake HS (CA) OF Austin Wilson
            6. Archbishop McCarthy HS (FL) 3B Nick Castellanos
            7. St. Edward HS (OH) RHP Stetson Allie
            8. North Carolina JR RHP Matt Harvey
            9. Florida Gulf Coast LHP Chris Sale
            10. Texas JR RHP Brandon Workman
            11. Georgia Tech JR RHP Deck McGuire
            12. Cowan HS (IN) C Justin O’Conner
            13. Brito Private HS (FL) SS Manny Machado
            14. Bishop Blanchet HS (WA) OF Josh Sale
            15. San Diego JR RHP Kyle Blair
            16. LHP James Paxton
            17. Ohio State JR RHP Alex Wimmers
            18. San Diego SO LHP Sammy Solis
            19. Mississippi JR LHP Drew Pomeranz
            20. Maranatha HS (CA) RHP Dylan Covey
            21. Texas Arlington JR OF Michael Choice
            22. Arkansas JR RHP/OF Brett Eibner
            23. Louisiana State JR RHP Anthony Ranaudo
            24. Ball State JR 2B Kolbrin Vitek
            25. Miami JR C Yasmani Grandal
            26. The Citadel JR RHP Asher Wojchiechowski
            27. Cook County HS (GA) 3B Kaleb Cowart
            28. Aliso Niguel HS (CA) C Stefan Sabol
            29. Torrance HS (CA) OF Angelo Gumbs
            30. Barbe HS (LA) 3B Garin Cecchini
            31. East Coweta HS (GA) RHP Cameron Bedrosian
            32. Dana Hills HS (CA) RHP Peter Tago
            33. Tattnall Square HS (GA) RHP DeAndre Smelter
            34. Germantown Friends HS (PA) LHP Jesse Biddle
            35. Henderson HS (TX) RHP Tyrell Jenkins
            36. Tulane JR 3B Rob Segedin
            37. Arkansas SO 3B Zack Cox
            38. Florida State JR OF Tyler Holt
            39. Bonanza HS (NV) 3B Kris Bryant
            40. Pineview HS (UT) 3B Marcus Littlewood
            41. Marietta HS (GA) OF Chevez Clarke
            42. Martin HS (TX) OF Brian Ragira
            43. Westlake HS (CA) 1B Christian Yelich
            44. Georgia Tech JR 3B Derek Dietrich
            45. Virginia Tech JR OF Austin Wates
            46. Cal State Fullerton JR SS Christian Colon
            47. Wabash Valley JC FR OF Mel Rojas
            48. Lakeland HS (FL) 3B Yordy Cabrera
            49. Fullerton Union HS (CA) 3B Dominic Ficociello
            50. Yucaipa HS (CA) RHP Taijuan Walker
            51. McKinney HS (TX) RHP Zach Lee

            2010 MLB Draft: Top 201 College Prospects

            I have no idea how I decided to stop at 200, but I figured at some point lists like this get unwieldy. Check the post right below for the matching list for prep players and be sure to read later on to see the complete board…

            1. Community College of Southern Nevada FR C Bryce Harper
            2. North Carolina JR RHP Matt Harvey
            3. Texas JR RHP Brandon Workman
            4. Georgia Tech JR RHP Deck McGuire
            5. San Diego JR RHP Kyle Blair
            6. LHP James Paxton
            7. Ohio State JR RHP Alex Wimmers
            8. San Diego SO LHP Sammy Solis
            9. Mississippi JR LHP Drew Pomeranz
            10. Texas Arlington JR OF Michael Choice
            11. Arkansas JR RHP/OF Brett Eibner
            12. Louisiana State JR RHP Anthony Ranaudo
            13. Ball State JR 2B Kolbrin Vitek
            14. Miami JR C Yasmani Grandal
            15. The Citadel JR RHP Asher Wojchiechowski
            16. Tulane JR 3B Rob Segedin
            17. Arkansas SO 3B Zack Cox
            18. Florida State JR OF Tyler Holt
            19. Georgia Tech JR 3B Derek Dietrich
            20. Virginia Tech JR OF Austin Wates
            21. Cal State Fullerton JR SS Christian Colon
            22. Wabash Valley JC FR OF Mel Rojas
            23. San Diego State JR RHP Addison Reed
            24. Auburn JR OF Trent Mummey
            25. Louisville SO OF Stewart Ijames
            26. Middle Tennessee State JR OF Bryce Brentz
            27. UCLA JR LHP Rob Rasmussen
            28. Community College of Southern Nevada RHP Donnie Roach
            29. Virginia Tech JR RHP Jesse Hahn
            30. Indiana State JR RHP Jake Petricka
            31. Texas A&M JR RHP Barret Loux
            32. Ohio JR OF Gauntlett Eldemire
            33. West Virginia JR 2B Jedd Gyorko
            34. Portland JR RHP Zach Varce
            35. Texas Tech JR RHP Chad Bettis
            36. Clemson JR OF Kyle Parker
            37. Minnesota JR C Mike Kvasnicka
            38. Arizona State SO RHP/C Jordan Swagerty
            39. Oregon State JR LHP Josh Osich
            40. Kansas State JR SS Carter Jurica
            41. Arkansas JR 1B Andy Wilkins
            42. Louisiana State JR C Micah Gibbs
            43. UCLA SO RHP Dan Klein
            44. Charleston Southern JR RHP/OF Tyler Thornburg
            45. Villanova SO C Matt Szczur
            46. West Oklahoma State JC SO OF Randolph Oduber
            47. South Carolina JR RHP Sam Dyson
            48. Chipola JC FR 2B LeVon Washington
            49. UC Riverside SO C Rob Brantly
            50. Auburn JR 1B Hunter Morris
            51. Pittsburgh JR 3B Joe Leonard
            52. Virginia JR OF Jarrett Parker
            53. Louisiana State JR OF Leon Landry
            54. Jacksonville State JR OF Todd Cunningham
            55. St. Petersburg CC SO RHP Austin Wood
            56. Howard JC RHP Burch Smith
            57. Georgia JR RHP Justin Grimm
            58. Arizona State JR RHP Seth Blair
            59. Pepperdine SO RHP Cole Cook
            60. Oklahoma City JR 3B Matt Presley
            61. Stanford JR 2B Colin Walsh
            62. Duke JR SS Jake Lemmerman
            63. Louisville SO 3B Phil Wunderlich
            64. UNC Wilmington JR C Cody Stanley
            65. Arkansas SO LHP Drew Smyly
            66. Louisville SR 1B Andrew Clark
            67. Texas JR C Cameron Rupp
            68. Kansas JR 3B Tony Thompson
            69. San Diego JR 3B Victor Sanchez
            70. Connecticut JR 3B Mike Olt
            71. Vanderbilt JR C Curt Casali
            72. Tennessee JR C Blake Forsythe
            73. Long Beach State JR SS Devin Lohman
            74. Wake Forest JR OF Steven Brooks
            75. Louisville SR 2B Adam Duvall
            76. Virginia JR 2B Phil Gosselin
            77. San Jacinton JC FR LHP Miguel Pena
            78. Oregon State JR 3B Stefen Romero
            79. Fresno City College FR 3B David Rohm
            80. Coastal Carolina JR OF Rico Noel
            81. Cal State Fullerton JR OF Gary Brown
            82. Michigan JR OF Ryan LaMarre
            83. Miami JR LHP Chris Hernandez
            84. Florida JR LHP Kevin Chapman
            85. Alabama JR 2B Ross Wilson
            86. Alabama JR SS Josh Rutledge
            87. Mississippi State SR 1B Connor Powers
            88. Virginia Tech JR SS Tim Smalling
            89. Wichita State FR 3B Johnny Coy
            90. Texas State JR 3B Jason Martinson
            91. North Carolina State JR 3B Russell Wilson
            92. James Madison JR RHP Kevin Munson
            93. Oregon State JR OF Adalberto Santos
            94. Coastal Carolina JR 3B Scott Woodward
            95. Rice JR SS Rick Hague
            96. Tennessee JR LHP Bryan Morgado
            97. Tennessee Tech JR 1B AJ Kirby-Jones
            98. Cerritos CC SO 2B Joe Terry
            99. Catawba SR OF Wade Moore
            100. Catawba SR OF Craige Lyerly
            101. Yavapai JC SO DeMarcus Tidwell
            102. James Madison JR SS David Herbek
            103. San Jacinto SO OF Randall Thorpe
            104. Miami-Dade SO OF Jabari Blash
            105. Virginia JR OF Dan Grovatt
            106. Oregon State JR LHP Tanner Robles
            107. North Carolina State JR RHP Jake Buchanan
            108. Virginia SR SS Tyler Cannon
            109. Azusa Pacific SR 3B Ryan Delgado
            110. Florida Southern JR 2B Wade Kirkland
            111. California JR 2B BJ Guinn
            112. Georgia Tech JR RHP Kevin Jacob
            113. Ball State SO RHP Perci Garner
            114. Northeast Texas CC SO RHP Zach Cates
            115. SUNY Oneonta JR RHP Dave Filak
            116. Lower Columbia FR RHP Jeff Ames
            117. Michigan JR RHP Tyler Burgoon
            118. Coastal Carolina SR C Jose Iglesias
            119. Santa Clara SR C Tommy Medica
            120. East Carolina SR 1B Kyle Roller
            121. Oxnard FR OF Harper White
            122. Rutgers JR 2B Brandon Boykin
            123. Tennessee JR 3B Matt Duffy
            124. Kansas SR 2B Robby Price
            125. Kentucky JR 2B Chris Bisson
            126. Texas Tech JR RHP Bobby Doran
            127. Houston SO RHP Michael Goodnight
            128. Virginia Tech SO RHP Mathew Price
            129. Texas Christian SR C Bryan Holaday
            130. Clemson JR OF Jeff Schaus
            131. Bowling Green JR RHP Brennan Smith
            132. Wichita State SO RHP Jordan Cooper
            133. Georgia State JR RHP David Buchanan
            134. Rutgers JR OF Pat Biserta
            135. California JR OF Mark Canha
            136. Florida Southern JR RHP Daniel Tillman
            137. Texas Christian SR 1B Matt Curry
            138. Georgia Tech SR 1B Tony Plagman
            139. Louisiana State SR 1B Blake Dean
            140. Clemson JR RHP Josh Thrailkill
            141. Alabama SR 1B Clay Jones
            142. Washington JR 1B Troy Scott
            143. Clemson SO 3B John Hinson
            144. Missouri SR OF Aaron Senne
            145. Arizona State SO SS Drew Maggi
            146. Southern JR 2B Curtis Wilson
            147. East Carolina JR OF Devin Harris
            148. Texas JR OF Kevin Keyes
            149. Auburn JR OF Kevin Patterson
            150. Pacific JR OF Nick Longmire
            151. Florida State JR LHP John Gast
            152. Rutgers JR OF Jaren Matthews
            153. Auburn JR OF Brian Fletcher
            154. Ohio JR OF Robert Maddox
            155. Nebraska JR RHP Michael Mariot
            156. Sam Houston State JR RHP Dallas Gallant
            157. Texas-Arlington JR RHP Rett Varner
            158. San Jacinto JC RHP Clay Schrader
            159. Virginia JR RHP Tyler Wilson
            160. Louisville JR RHP Thomas Royse
            161. South Florida JR RHP Randy Fontanez
            162. Fresno State JR SS Danny Muno
            163. Cal State Fullerton JR 2B Corey Jones
            164. North Carolina JR C Jesse Wierzbicki
            165. Boston College JR 1B Mickey Wiswall
            166. Canisius JR 2B Steve McQuail
            167. Clemson SR 2B Mike Freeman
            168. Miami SR 2B Scott Lawson
            169. Mt. Hood CC SO 1B Taylor Ard
            170. Tampa JR OF Jared Simon
            171. Sonoma State JR OF Kyle Jones
            172. Florida Southern SR OF Trae Gore
            173. North Carolina JR RHP Colin Bates
            174. Eastern Illinois JR RHP Josh Mueller
            175. Minnesota JR RHP Seth Rosin
            176. East Carolina JR SS Dustin Harrington
            177. Alabama SR 3B Jake Smith
            178. Georgia Southern SR 2B AJ Wirnsberger
            179. College of Charleston SR 2B Joey Bergman
            180. Florida JR 2B Josh Adams
            181. San Diego SR RHP AJ Griffin
            182. Mississippi SR RHP Aaron Barrett
            183. Vanderbilt JR RHP Taylor Hill
            184. Oregon SR RHP Justin LaTempa
            185. Oregon State JR RHP Greg Peavey
            186. Georgia SO RHP Michael Palazzone
            187. Central Florida SR OF Chris Duffy
            188. Furman JR 3B Brian Harrison
            189. San Francisco JR 3B Stephen Yarrow
            190. James Madison JR RHP Turner Phelps
            191. Missouri JR RHP Nick Tepesch
            192. Long Beach State JR RHP Jake Thompson
            193. Loyola Marymount SO RHP Martin Viramontes
            194. California SO RHP Dixon Anderson
            195. Boston College JR LHP Pat Dean
            196. Bucknell SR OF Andrew Brouse
            197. North Carolina State JR C Chris Schaeffer
            198. Nebraska-Omaha JR OF Ryan Hook
            199. Oklahoma SO 3B Garrett Buechele
            200. Lewis-Clark State JR C Kawika Emsley-Pai
            201. Community College of Southern Nevada SO RHP Tyler Hanks

            2010 MLB Draft: Top 200 High School Prospects

            No explanations or mini-scouting reports for the prep guys due to the lack of time between now and 6 PM, but I do have enough stuff written up on each guy currently in the vault to share if anybody wants to either know more about a prospect or get a clarification over why Player X is ahead of Player Y. The last thing that’ll probably go up between now and the moment Washington takes Bryce Harper will be the 2010 MLB Draft Top 350 (give or take) Big Board.
            1. The Woodlands HS (TX) RHP Jameson Taillon
            2. Oviedo HS (FL) RHP AJ Cole
            3. Chipley HS RHP Karsten Whitson
            4. Harvard Westlake HS (CA) OF Austin Wilson
            5. Archbishop McCarthy HS (FL) 3B Nick Castellanos
            6. St. Edward HS (OH) RHP Stetson Allie
            7. Cowan HS (IN) C Justin O’Conner
            8. Brito Private HS (FL) SS Manny Machado
            9. Bishop Blanchet HS (WA) OF Josh Sale
            10. Maranatha HS (CA) RHP Dylan Covey
            11. Cook County HS (GA) 3B Kaleb Cowart
            12. Aliso Niguel HS (CA) C Stefan Sabol
            13. Torrance HS (CA) OF Angelo Gumbs
            14. Barbe HS (LA) 3B Garin Cecchini
            15. East Coweta HS (GA) RHP Cameron Bedrosian
            16. Dana Hills HS (CA) RHP Peter Tago
            17. Tattnall Square HS (GA) RHP DeAndre Smelter
            18. Germantown Friends HS (PA) LHP Jesse Biddle
            19. Henderson HS (TX) RHP Tyrell Jenkins
            20. Bonanza HS (NV) 3B Kris Bryant
            21. Pineview HS (UT) 3B Marcus Littlewood
            22. Marietta HS (GA) OF Chevez Clarke
            23. Martin HS (TX) OF Brian Ragira
            24. Westlake HS (CA) Christian Yelich
            25. Lakeland HS (FL) 3B Yordy Cabrera
            26. Fullerton Union HS (CA) 3B Dominic Ficociello
            27. Yucaipa HS (CA) RHP Taijuan Walker
            28. McKinney HS (TX) RHP Zach Lee
            29. Palo Alto HS (CA) OF Joc Pederson
            30. Rafael Lopez Landron HS (PR) OF Eddie Rosario
            31. Rancho Buena Vista HS (CA) 2B Tony Wolters
            32. Calvary Christian HS (FL) RHP Luke Jackson
            33. Spanish Fork HS (UT) RHP Adam Duke
            34. Barstow HS (CA) RHP Aaron Sanchez
            35. Redwood Christian HS (CA) RHP AJ Vanegas
            36. Sierra Vista HS (NV) RHP Nick Kingham
            37. Upland HS (CA) RHP Scott Frazier
            38. Heritage HS (GA) C Tyler Austin
            39. Charlotte Christian HS (NC) Ty Linton
            40. Fullerton Union HS (CA) OF Michael Lorenzen
            41. Germantown Academy (PA) 2B Sean Coyle
            42. Wando HS (SC) RHP Drew Cisco
            43. Grants Pass HS (OR) 3B Brandon Drury
            44. Langley, British Columbia C Kellin Deglan
            45. La Porte HS (TX) OF Kendrick Perkins
            46. Woodward Academy (GA) 2B Delino DeShields
            47. Mater Dei HS (CA) OF Cory Hahn
            48. Wetumpka HS (AL) OF Reggie Golden
            49. St. Edward HS (OH) C Alex Lavisky
            50. La Costa Canyon HS (CA) C Will Swanner
            51. Cloverdale HS (CA) RHP Robby Rowland
            52. Hanahan HS (SC) RHP Bryce Hines
            53. Glendora HS (CA) RHP Adam Plutko
            54. Minooka Community HS (IL) RHP Mike Foltynewicz
            55. Capistrano Valley HS (CA) RHP Brandon Brennan
            56. St. Paul HS (CA) RHP Gabriel Encinas
            57. Don Bosco Prep (NJ) RHP Eric Stevens
            58. Royal HS (CA) RHP Cody Buckel
            59. Heritage HS (TX) RHP Austin Kubitza
            60. Marina HS (CA) 3B Chad Lewis
            61. South Forsythe HS (GA) 2B Zach Alvord
            62. McKinney HS (TX) 2B Matt Lipka
            63. Lakeland HS (FL) 1B Eric Arce
            64. West Orange HS (FL) SS Mason Williams
            65. Archbishop Mitty HS (CA) SS James Roberts
            66. Richton HS (MS) SS Jacoby Jones
            67. Perpetuo Socorro HS (PR) SS Dickie Thon
            68. Flower Mound HS (TX) LHP Zak Adams
            69. Ashland HS (OR) RHP Ian Kendall
            70. Roswell HS (GA) RHP Andrew Smith
            71. Felix Varela HS (FL) RHP John Barbato
            72. Bishop O’Dowd HS (CA) RHP Eric Jaffe
            73. Bullard HS (TX) RHP Nick Rumbelow
            74. Brazoswood HS (TX) RHP Tyler Green
            75. College Park HS (TX) RHP John Simms
            76. Blue Valley HS (KS) RHP Ryne Stanek
            77. Nitro HS (WV) RHP JR Bradley
            78. West Springfield HS (VA) RHP Bobby Wahl
            79. Suffern HS (NY) RHP Robbie Aviles
            80. Garey HS (CA) Vincent Velasquez
            81. Jefferson HS (IA) 2B Kellen Sweeney
            82. Carl Albert HS (OK) C JT Realmuto
            83. Barron Collier HS (FL) C Tyler Ross
            84. Bishop Eustace HS (NJ) C Greg Brodzinski
            85. University HS (LA) 1B Austin Southall
            86. Elk Grove HS (CA) C Jake Rodriguez
            87. St. Mary’s Prep (MI) OF Korey Hall
            88. Carmel HS (IN) OF Conrad Gregor
            89. Carroll HS (IN) OF Justin Glass
            90. Key West HS (FL) OF Michael Arencibia
            91. Los Osos HS (CA) C Jake Hernandez
            92. San Clemente HS (CA) C Aaron Jones
            93. Monterey HS (TX) C Tyler Pearson
            94. Bishop Moore HS (FL) LHP Jimmy Hodgskin
            95. Chandler HS (OK) RHP Jonathan Gray
            96. Bartlett HS (TN) RHP Taylor Morton
            97. Northwood HS (CA) RHP Zach Weiss
            98. Blue Valley Northwest HS (KS) RHP Jason Adam
            99. Pequannock Township HS (NJ) RHP Jordan Tabakman
            100. Jesuit HS (CA) RHP Dan Child
            101. TC Robertson HS (NC) SS Joel McKeithan
            102. Santana HS (CA) RHP Kyle Hayes
            103. Covington HS (LA) RHP Randy LeBlanc
            104. Grandview HS (CO) RHP Kevin Gausman
            105. Clearwater HS (FL) SS Sean O’Brien
            106. Brentwood HS (TN) LHP Robbie Ray
            107. Defiance HS (OH) RHP Dace Kime
            108. Centennial HS (NV) RHP Michael Wagner
            109. Northwood HS (NC) RHP Austin Brice
            110. Germantown Academy (PA) RHP Keenan Kish
            111. Granite City (IN) C Jake Depew
            112. Tampa Catholic HS (FL) C Shane Rowland
            113. Orangefield HS (TX) C Jacob Felts
            114. Riverdale HS (FL) OF Kyle Waldrop
            115. Martin Luther King HS (GA) OF Trey Griffin
            116. Fayette County HS (GA) Niko Goodrum
            117. North Gwinnett HS (GA) OF Chris Hawkins
            118. Madison Central HS (MS) OF Ryan Bolden
            119. Blessed Trinity HS (GA) OF Jake Skole
            120. Union Grove HS (GA) OF Jordan Akins
            121. Northside HS (GA) OF Kevin Jordan
            122. The Lakes HS (IN) LHP DJ Snelten
            123. Farragut HS (TN) RHP Nick Williams
            124. Dowling Catholic HS (IA) RHP Jonathan Musser
            125. Legacy HS (CO) RHP Kevin Walter
            126. Effingham HS (IN) RHP Chad Green
            127. Linden HS (CA) RHP Aaron Judge
            128. Poway HS (CA) RHP Evan Thomas
            129. Terry HS (MS) OF Deshun Dixon
            130. University HS (FL) LHP Justin Nicolino
            131. South Harrison HS (MO) LHP Jordan Shipers
            132. South Doyle HS (TN) 3B Matt Kirkland
            133. Pope HS (GA) 2B Steve Wilkerson
            134. Whitewaster HS (GA) 2B D’Monte Grissom
            135. Brooks-DeBartolo HS (FL) 2B JD Williams
            136. Great Oak HS (CA) 2B Brad Salgado
            137. Burbank HS (CA) 2B Lonnie Kauppila
            138. Floyd Central HS (IN) RHP Jeff Thompson
            139. Mount Zion HS (IN) RHP Ryan Hartman
            140. Weathernford HS (OK) LHP Dillon Overton
            141. Tampa Jesuit HS (FL) LHP Daniel Gibson
            142. Redlands East Valley HS (CA) LHP Griffin Murphy
            143. Amherst Regional HS (MA) LHP Kevin Ziomek
            144. South City North HS (IA) 3B Damek Tomscha
            145. Kent Denver HS (CO) C Paul Donahue
            146. Scripps Ranch HS (CA) C Wynston Sawyer
            147. Lassiter HS (GA) C Brandon Stephens
            148. Chaparral HS (AZ) SS James McDonald
            149. Severna Park HS (MD) SS Kyle Convissar
            150. Wayne County HS (MS) SS DeMarcus Henderson
            151. Wheeler HS (GA) 2B DK Carey
            152. Desert Mountain HS (AZ) OF Taylor Lindsey
            153. Mahwah HS (NJ) OF Anthony D’Alessandro
            154. Silverado HS (NV) OF Drew Robinson
            155. Boonville HS (MO) OF Chuckie Jones
            156. West Irondequoit HS (NY) SS Cito Culver
            157. Portsmouth HS (NH) 1B Mike Montville
            158. Gahr HS (CA) OF Brenton Allen
            159. Copiah Academy (MS) C Hunter Renfroe
            160. Joliet Township HS (IN) C Mike Hollenbeck
            161. Eastside Catholic HS (WA) RHP Sam Lindquist
            162. Kempner HS (TX) RHP Trevor Teykl
            163. Hopkinsville HS (KY) RHP Justin Hageman
            164. Mill Creek HS (GA) RHP Matt Grimes
            165. Xavier HS (IA) RHP Jon Keller
            166. Hueneme HS (CA) RHP Jesus Valdez
            167. Eloisa Pascual HS (PR) C Roberto Pena
            168. George Washington HS (NY) SS Mike Antonio
            169. North Hunterdon HS (NJ) OF Tom Zengel
            170. Eldorado HS (NM) OF Sam Wilson
            171. Galena HS (NV) OF Brian Pointer
            172. Red Bank Regional HS (NJ) OF Jake Kalish
            173. Highline HS (UT) OF Ryan Brett
            174. Graham HS (NC) C Matt Roberts
            175. Nebraska City HS (NE) LHP Logan Ehlers
            176. Santa Margarita HS (CA) LHP Kyle Richter
            177. Rancho Cucamonga HS (CA) RHP Austin Reed
            178. Rocky Mountain HS (CO) Marco Gonzales
            179. Pennsauken HS (NJ) LHP Rolando Gautier
            180. Oak Hills HS (OH) LHP Joel Bender
            181. Sinclair HS (Ontario) LHP Evan Grills
            182. Hillcrest HS (AL) C Case Nixon
            183. Charlotte Christian HS (NC) 3B Jake Watson
            184. Pinnacle HS (AZ) 1B TC Mark
            185. Poquoson HS (VA) SS Chad Pinder
            186. Turner Ashley HS (VA) 2B Ty McFarland
            187. Murrieta Valley HS (CA) RHP Sebastian Santos
            188. Sahuaro HS (AZ) RHP Jake Cole
            189. Forrest City HS (AR) RHP Barrett Astin
            190. Will C. Wood HS (CA) LHP Jordan Haseltine
            191. Osseo HS (MN) LHP Thomas Windle
            192. Jay HS (OK) LHP Cayle Shambaugh
            193. Harpeth HS (TN) LHP Nate Foriest
            194. Gilbert HS (AZ) 3B DJ Peterson
            195. Brooks County HS (GA) OF Aaron Shipman
            196. Fairhope HS (AL) RHP Daryl Norris
            197. Van Buren HS (AR) RHP Brandon Moore
            198. St. Joseph’s HS (Ontario) LHP Evan Rutckyj
            199. St. Mary’s Catholic HS (Ontario) LHP Brian Smith
            200. Bryant HS (AR) RHP Ben Wells

            2010 MLB Draft: Top 100 College Pitching Prospects

            Expanded lists for both RHPs and LHPs with quick scouting profiles can be found here (RHP) and here (LHP). The top 100 are below…

            1. North Carolina JR RHP Matt Harvey

            2. Texas JR RHP Brandon Workman

            3. Georgia Tech JR RHP Deck McGuire

            4. San Diego JR RHP Kyle Blair

            5. Kentucky/Grand Prairie AirHogs SR LHP James Paxton

            6. Ohio State JR RHP Alex Wimmers

            7. San Diego SO LHP Sammy Solis

            8. Mississippi JR LHP Drew Pomeranz

            9. Arkansas JR RHP/OF Brett Eibner

            10. Louisiana State JR RHP Anthony Ranaudo

            11. The Citadel JR RHP Asher Wojchiechowski

            12. San Diego State JR RHP Addison Reed

            13. UCLA JR LHP Rob Rasmussen

            14. CC of Southern Nevada RHP Donnie Roach

            15. Virginia Tech JR RHP Jesse Hahn

            16. Indiana State JR RHP Jake Petricka

            17. Texas A&M JR RHP Barret Loux

            18. Portland JR RHP Zach Varce

            19. Texas Tech JR RHP Chad Bettis

            20. Arizona State SO RHP/C Jordan Swagerty

            21. Oregon State JR LHP Josh Osich

            22. UCLA SO RHP Dan Klein

            23. Charleston Southern JR RHP/OF Tyler Thornburg

            24. South Carolina JR RHP Sam Dyson

            25. St. Petersburg CC SO RHP Austin Wood

            26. Howard JC (TX) RHP Burch Smith

            27. Georgia JR RHP Justin Grimm

            28. Arizona State JR RHP Seth Blair

            29. Pepperdine SO RHP Cole Cook

            30. Arkansas SO LHP Drew Smyly

            31. San Jacinto JC FR LHP Miguel Pena

            32. Miami JR LHP Chris Hernandez

            33. Florida JR LHP Kevin Chapman

            34. James Madison JR RHP Kevin Munson

            35. Tennessee JR LHP Bryan Morgado

            36. Oregon State JR LHP Tanner Robles

            37. North Carolina State JR RHP Jake Buchanan

            38. Georgia Tech JR RHP Kevin Jacob

            39. Ball State SO RHP Perci Garner

            40. Northeast Texas CC SO RHP Zach Cates

            41. SUNY Oneonta JR RHP Dave Filak

            42. Lower Columbia FR RHP Jeff Ames

            43. Michigan JR RHP Tyler Burgoon

            44. Texas Tech JR RHP Bobby Doran

            45. Houston SO RHP Michael Goodnight

            46. Virginia Tech SO RHP Mathew Price

            47. Bowling Green JR RHP Brennan Smith

            48. Wichita State SO RHP Jordan Cooper

            49. Georgia State JR RHP David Buchanan

            50. Florida Southern JR RHP Daniel Tillman

            51. Clemson JR RHP Josh Thrailkill

            52. Florida State JR LHP John Gast

            53. Nebraska JR RHP Michael Mariot

            54. Sam Houston State JR RHP Dallas Gallant

            55. Texas-Arlington JR RHP Rett Varner

            56. San Jacinto JC RHP Clay Schrader

            57. Virginia JR RHP Tyler Wilson

            58. Louisville JR RHP Thomas Royse

            59. South Florida JR RHP Randy Fontanez

            60. North Carolina JR RHP Colin Bates

            61. Eastern Illinois JR RHP Josh Mueller

            62. Minnesota JR RHP Seth Rosin

            63. San Diego SR RHP AJ Griffin

            64. Mississippi SR RHP Aaron Barrett

            65. Vanderbilt JR RHP Taylor Hill

            66. Oregon SR RHP Justin LaTempa

            67. Oregon State JR RHP Greg Peavey

            68. Georgia SO RHP Michael Palazzone

            69. James Madison JR RHP Turner Phelps

            70. Missouri JR RHP Nick Tepesch

            71. Loyola Marymound SO RHP Martin Viramontes

            72. California SO RHP Dixon Anderson

            73. Boston College JR LHP Pat Dean

            74. Lynn SO RHP Tommy Kahnle

            75. CC of Southern Nevada SO RHP Tyler Hanks

            76. Elon JR RHP Thomas Girdwood

            77. Iowa SR LHP Zach Robertson

            78. Auburn JR LHP Cole Nelson

            79. Lee SR RHP Scott Swinson

            80. Chipola JC LHP Austin Wright

            81. CC of Southern Nevada SO RHP Joe Robinson

            82. Navarro JC SO RHP Chris Marlowe

            83. Cornell JR RHP Corey Pappel

            84. Florida Southern JR LHP Max Russell

            85. UC Santa Barbara JR LHP Kevin Gelinas

            86. Tampa SR LHP Carmine Giardina

            87. Coastal Carolina JR LHP Cody Wheeler

            88. Arkansas SR RHP Mike Bolsinger

            89. Missouri State SO LHP Mike Kickham

            90. College of Charleston JR RHP Heath Hembree

            91. Georgia SR LHP Alex McRee

            92. Rice JR LHP Matt Evers

            93. Hawaii JR LHP Sam Spangler

            94. Miami JR LHP Eric Erickson

            95. Elon JR LHP Jimmy Reyes

            96. Rhode Island SR RHP Tim Boyce

            97. Alabama Birmingham JR RHP Ryan Woolley

            98. Toledo JR RHP Matt Suschak

            99. Texas Christian JR RHP Steven Maxwell

            100. LSU-Eunice SO RHP Tony Dischler

            2010 MLB Draft: Top 250 College Righthanded Pitching Prospects

            1. North Carolina JR RHP Matt Harvey: 92-96, peak FB 98; low-90s two-seamer with crazy sink; 83-85 SL that flashes plus; sinking 79-83 CU with promise; teams might be willing to bet that plus high-70s CB from high school could come back; 6-5, 225 pounds (3.65 FIP; 10.10 K/9; 3.00 BB/9)

            2. Texas JR RHP Brandon Workman: low-90s FB with serious sink, peak 95-97; plus high-70s CB; sinking CU with legit promise; usable low-80s SL; two biggest issues out of high school (mechanics and poor control) both ironed out after three years in Austin; 6-5, 225 pounds (4.30 FIP; 9.43 K/9; 1.89 BB/9)

            3. Georgia Tech JR RHP Deck McGuire: heavy 89-92 FB, peaking 93-94; 82-86 SL with plus potential; low-70s CB with plus potential; average low-80s CU; pinpoint command on just about everything (4.18 FIP; 10.06 K/9; 2.58 BB/9)

            4. San Diego JR RHP Kyle Blair: great command of 90-93 FB; two-seamer 86-87; outstanding mid-70s CB that is a plus pitch; interesting 81-83 CU that will be average big league pitch at worst; usable SL that could be average or better in time; 6-3, 200 pounds; (2.91 FIP; 12.45 K/9; 2.59 BB/9)

            5. Ohio State JR RHP Alex Wimmers: 88-92 FB; has touched 94; plus-plus potential with mid-70s CB, but pitch should be above-average professionally at minimum; good to plus upper-70s CU with sink; can nibble too much at times, but great command allows him to get away with it;  6-2, 195 pounds (2.66 FIP; 10.73 K/9; 2.84 BB/9)

            6. Arkansas JR RHP/OF Brett Eibner: easy 92-94 FB with sink; has hit up to 96 in relief; hard 85-88 SL flashes plus, should be consistently solid offering at worst; average low-80s CU made significant progress in 2010; has thrown slow CB and cutter in past; desire to play outfield rather than pitch obviously complicates things; untapped potential on mound; 6-3, 205 pounds; (2.69 FIP; 9.28 K/9; 1.33 BB/9)

            7. Louisiana State JR RHP Anthony Ranaudo: 90-93 FB, peak 94-95; has hit 97 in past; flashes plus 78-83 KCB that should be at worst above-average professionally; average at worst 80-82 CU with really good arm action; good command of all three pitches; reminds me of current minor leaguer Trevor May in many ways; (5.12 FIP; 9.26 K/9; 4.34 BB/9)

            8. The Citadel JR RHP Asher Wojchiechowski: 90-94 FB, peaking at 96; good, hard upper-70s SL with curve-like break that flashes plus; developing CU, but hasn’t had to use it often to date (3.67 FIP; 11.12 K/9; 2.27 BB/9)

            9. San Diego State JR RHP Addison Reed: 89-93 starting FB; holds velocity deep into games as a starter; up to 95-96 out of bullpen; plus low-80s SL; average to slightly above-average low-80s CU, thanks to Eric Valenzuela (3.77 FIP; 10.55 K/9; 1.82 BB/9)

            10. CC of Southern Nevada RHP Donnie Roach: 90-94 FB, touching 96; plus 74-77 CB that has really come on since high school; good cutter; above-average but sparingly used 82 MPH splitter that works as CU (roughly 11.5 K/9 in 2010)

            11. Virginia Tech JR RHP Jesse Hahn: 91-94 FB, peak 95-96 as starter; 96-99 FB out of bullpen; average 83-84 CU with above-average upside; decent mid- to upper-70s CB; has thrown SL and cutter in past, but hasn’t gone back to either in 2010; 6-5, 195 pounds (3.95 FIP; 10.03 K/9; 2.44 BB/9)

            12. Indiana State JR RHP Jake Petricka: 92-94 FB, peaking 97-98; above-average CB; CU with promise; 6-4, 180 pounds (3.13 FIP; 9.66 K/9; 4.38 BB/9)

            13. Texas A&M JR RHP Barret Loux: 90-92 FB, peak at 93-94 while starting; has hit peak of 98 coming out of bullpen; good command of above-average 83-86 CU; SL with some promise; KCB with above-average potential if he can ever learn to consistently command it; 6-5, 220 (3.07 FIP; 12.75 K/9; 2.81 BB/9)

            14. Portland JR RHP Zach Varce: 88-91 FB, peak of 93-95; plus 76-78 SL that moves like a cutter; very good CB; usable low-80s splitter; superior command; 6-0, 190 pounds (3.16 FIP; 10.55 K/9; 2.42 BB/9)

            15. Texas Tech JR RHP Chad Bettis: mid- to upper-90s FB, peaking at 97-98; power mid-80s SL that shows plus at times; needs refining on CU, but pitch has become effective over time (3.49 FIP; 11.77 K/9; 3.15 BB/9) ***

            16. Arizona State SO RHP/C Jordan Swagerty: 88-92 FB, peak at 93-94; plus potential with upper-70s CB; solid CU that has been underused coming out of pen (3.11 FIP; 12.44 K/9; 2.73 BB/9) ***

            17. UCLA SO RHP Dan Klein: coming off of shoulder surgery; low-90s FB, peaking at 94 with plus command; near plus mid-80s SL; average CB; workable CU (3.69 FIP; 11.06 K/9; 1.49 BB/9) ***

            18. Charleston Southern JR RHP/OF Tyler Thornburg: 91-93 FB, peak 94-95 in relief; above-average 78-82 CU; average high-70s CB; very athletic; Tim Lincecum style throwing motion; 5-11, 190 pounds (3.21 FIP; 10.57 K/9; 3.79 BB/9)

            19. South Carolina JR RHP Sam Dyson: sits 93-95 with FB, peaks 96-97; holds velocity deep into starts; 78-82 potential plus hammer CB; 80-82 CU work in progress, but coming along quickly in 2010; first round arm, fifth round medicals (3.63 FIP; 9.69 K/9; 1.74 BB/9)

            20. St. Petersburg CC SO RHP Austin Wood: sits low-90s, 97 peak FB; SL with promise; decent CU; 6-4, 220 pounds

            21. Howard JC (TX) RHP Burch Smith: low-90s FB, peak 95; low-80s SL that flashes plus; consistently solid CU that should be slightly above-average big league pitch; 6-4, 195 pounds

            22. Georgia JR RHP Justin Grimm: 92-93 FB; peaked at 96; mid-80s cutter; potential plus upper-70s CB; good low- to mid-70s CU with good arm action; questionable mechanics; 6-4, 195 pounds (4.50 FIP; 9.35 K/9; 3.74 BB/9)

            23. Arizona State JR RHP Seth Blair: low-90s FB with late life and serious sink; plus CU; solid CB; SL needs polish; good arm action; 6-2, 190 pounds (4.43 FIP; 9.50 K/9; 2.10 BB/9)

            24. Pepperdine SO RHP Cole Cook: 90-93, peak 94 FB with late life; plus 83-84 CU with drop; hard 77-78 SL/CB that could be plus pitch; command needs work, especially with breaking ball; loses velocity as game drags on; pro body; 6-6, 215 (3.55 FIP; 7.76 K/9; 1.98 BB/9)

            25. James Madison JR RHP Kevin Munson: 93-94 FB; has peaked at 96-97; solid to plus 80-83 SL; 6-2, 200 pounds (3.32 FIP; 11.78 K/9; 3.76 BB/9) ***

            26. North Carolina State JR RHP Jake Buchanan: 87-90 FB; 74-77 near plus CB; nice 76-80 SL; very good 76-79 CU; impressive showing on Cape; 6-0, 205 pounds (4.21 FIP; 8.55 K/9; 2.32 BB/9)

            27. Georgia Tech JR RHP Kevin Jacob: 96-97; topping out at 98-99; power upper-80s SL; good command, but inconsistent at times; very funky mechanics; 6-6, 225 (3.72 FIP; 12.19 K/9; 5.23 BB/9) ***

            28. Ball State SO RHP Perci Garner: easy 96-97 peak FB; sits 92-95; near plus mid-80s CB; usable SL and splitter that works as CU; 6-2, 225 pounds (3.29 FIP; 10.46 K/9; 4.38 BB/9)

            29. Northeast Texas CC SO RHP Zach Cates: very easy low-90s FB, peak 97; plus CU; raw breaking ball

            30. SUNY Oneonta JR RHP Dave Filak: has really come on with the FB, from sitting 90-92 with a peak of 93 over the summer to sitting mid-90s (94ish) now; solid hard CB that would be a plus pitch with better command; 6-5, 220 pounds

            31. Lower Columbia FR RHP Jeff Ames: low-90s FB, 96 peak; above-average SL; good CU; will slow the slow upper-60s CB on occasion; 6-5, 210 pounds

            32. Michigan JR RHP Tyler Burgoon: sits low-90s with FB, but can run it up to 96; 83-87 plus SL; 5-10, 160 pounds (3.50 FIP; 10.56 K/9; 2.72 BB/9) ***

            33. Texas Tech JR RHP Bobby Doran: hits 93-94 FB in relief; plus SL; solid CU; command needs work, very inconsistent game to game; clean mechanics; 6-6, 225 pounds (4.10 FIP; 9.00 K/9; 2.12 BB/9)

            34. Houston SO RHP Michael Goodnight: 90-93 FB; plus CU; solid SL; plus athlete (4.57 FIP; 10.30 K/9; 5.25 BB/9)

            35. Virginia Tech SO RHP Mathew Price: 91-94; potential plus 78-79 SL; 81-82 CU, iffy control, projectable (4.19 FIP; 9.28 K/9; 2.56 BB/9)

            36. Bowling Green JR RHP Brennan Smith: 88-92 FB, 94 peak; above-average to plus splitter; good CB and solid CU; FAVORITE (5.03 FIP; 8.15 K/9; 5.47 BB/9)

            37. Wichita State SO RHP Jordan Cooper: 88-92 FB; also throws two-seamer; above-average SL; well above-average CU; plus command (4.17 FIP; 8.13 K/9; 1.68 BB/9)

            38. Georgia State JR RHP David Buchanan: sits low-90s, 96 peak FB; potential plus CB; quickly emerging CU; iffy command (4.36 FIP; 8.30 K/9; 4.23 BB/9)

            39. Florida Southern JR RHP Daniel Tillman: 91-94 sinking FB; hard SL; 6-1, 185 pounds; dominant K numbers out of bullpen (56 K’s in 39.2 IP) ***

            40. Clemson JR RHP Josh Thrailkill: mid-90s peak FB; solid CB; decent CU (3.97 FIP; 10.24 K/9; 0.93 BB/9) ***

            41. Nebraska JR RHP Michael Mariot: 91-92 FB; very good CB; average at best CU; good FB command; 6-0, 175 pounds (4.83 FIP; 8.37 K/9; 2.63 BB/9)

            42. Sam Houston State JR RHP Dallas Gallant: strong performance on the Cape; 91-94 FB; 12-6 CB that flashes plus; 6-3, 195 (4.46 FIP; 8.79 K/9; 4.07 BB/9)

            43. Texas-Arlington JR RHP Rett Varner: low-90s FB with good command; sharp slurve; above-average CU; clean delivery; 6-4, 190 pounds (4.18 FIP; 8.59 K/9; 2.00 BB/9)

            44. San Jacinto JC (TX) RHP Clay Schrader: 92-94 FB; plus SL; average CB; very highly thought of by area scouts; 6-0, 190 pounds ***

            45. Virginia JR RHP Tyler Wilson: 89-92 FB; quality 81-82 SL; good 78 CU; easy arm action; good athlete; plus command; 6-2, 185 pounds (4.19 FIP; 10.57 K/9; 3.58 BB/9) ***

            46. Louisville JR RHP Thomas Royse: 90-93 FB with plus life; plus FB command; 6-5 (4.36 FIP; 9.00 K/9; 2.18 BB/9)

            47. South Florida JR RHP Randy Fontanez: 88-91 sinking FB; quality CB and SL; splitter (3.82 FIP; 9.05 K/9; 2.12 BB/9)

            48. North Carolina JR RHP Colin Bates: sinking 90-92 FB; average 78 CB; good SL; good command (4.28 FIP; 9.49 K/9; 3.21 BB/9) ***

            49. Eastern Illinois JR RHP Josh Mueller: 90-93 FB; good CB; solid CU; 6-4, 215 (4.15 FIP; 10.40 K/9; 3.95 BB/9)

            50. Minnesota JR RHP Seth Rosin: 88-92 FB, peak 94; solid mid-70s CB; emerging low-80s CU; good command; 6-6, 245 (5.21 FIP; 8.53 K/9; 1.14 BB/9)

            51. San Diego SR RHP AJ Griffin: 86-90 FB with plus command; can get it up to the 92-93 on occasion; good mid-70s SL; well above-average 78-79 CU; improving slow 66-68 CB; 6-5, 215 pounds (4.10 FIP; 10.95 K/9; 2.40 BB/9)

            52. Mississippi SR RHP Aaron Barrett: 89-93 FB, peaking at 94; good CU; very good at times 82-85 SL; 6-4, 205 pounds (4.15 FIP; 10.35 K/9; 4.47 BB/9)\

            53. Vanderbilt JR RHP Taylor Hill: 88-93 FB with sink; 80-82 plus SL; very good 78-79 sinking CU; mechanics need smoothing out; 6-4, 225 pounds (4.86 FIP; 6.73 K/9; 1.94 BB/9)

            54. Oregon SR RHP Justin LaTempa: sat 92-94 FB, touched 95-96; developing CU; flashes plus SL; shoulder injury shelved him in 2009 (4.77 FIP; 7.62 K/9; 1.85 BB/9)

            55. Oregon State JR RHP Greg Peavey: 94 peak FB; flashes plus SL; CU needs work; command comes and goes (3.76 FIP; 6.90 K/9; 2.62 BB/9)

            56. Georgia SO RHP Michael Palazzone: 92 peak FB; plus CU; solid CB (4.75 FIP; 7.92 K/9; 3.38 BB/9)

            57. James Madison JR RHP Turner Phelps: 89-91 FB; good CU; solid CB (4.73 FIP; 8.13 K/9; 5.88 BB/9)

            58. Long Beach State JR RHP Jake Thompson: 91-93 FB; 95 FB peak; holds velocity very well; good FB command; above-average potential with CU that is now a near-plus pitch; doesn’t use the CU enough at present; inconsistent SL/CB at 77 that needs a lot of work (3.97 FIP; 7.54 K/9; 2.18 BB/9)

            59. Missouri JR RHP Nick Tepesch: 91-94 FB, peak at 96; flashes above-average SL (3.17 FIP; 7.21 K/9; 2.37 BB/9)

            60. Loyola Marymount SO RHP Martin Viramontes: 96 peak FB; sits 90-94; power CB that flashes plus; flashes plus CU; 6-4, 210 (4.60 FIP; 7.53 K/9; 4.65 BB/9)

            61. California SO RHP Dixon Anderson: 92-94 FB; 96 FB peak; very good low-80s SL; splitter; 6-5, 225 pounds (4.89 FIP; 5.68 K/9; 3.55 BB/9)

            62. Lynn (FL) SO RHP Tommy Kahnle: sits low-90s, can get it up to 95-96 with some regularity; ultimate high end peak FB of 98-99; solid low-80s SL; CU needs work, but has average big league upside; 6-0, 225 pounds ***

            63. CC of Southern Nevada SO RHP Tyler Hanks: 92-94 FB, peak 97; plus 81-84 SL; 6-2, 195 pounds ***

            64. Elon JR RHP Thomas Girdwood: low- to mid-90s FB (92-95); plus 82-84 SL (5.74 FIP; 8.67 K/9; 3.67 BB/9) ***

            65. Lee (TN) SR RHP Scott Swinson: upper-80s FB while at Maryland, but reports are his FB is now sitting low-90s, peaking at 94; solid CU; quickly emerging 12-6 CB; uses SL sparingly; plus command; 6-2, 185 pounds

            66. CC of Southern Nevada SO RHP Joe Robinson: 89-92 FB, peak 95; compact delivery; flashed a nice SL and CU

            67. Navarro JC SO RHP Chris Marlowe: big FB; plus CB; huge K numbers; 6-1, 175 pounds ***

            68. Cornell JR RHP Corey Pappel: upper-80s FB, 91-92 peak; good cut fastball; above-average SL; 6-6, 205 pounds (3.28 FIP; 9.18 K/9; 4.24 BB/9)

            69. Arkansas SR RHP Mike Bolsinger: sits 88-90, hits 92-93 with FB; good to plus low-80s SL; decent CU; 6-2, 210 pounds (2.82 FIP; 9.04 K/9; 2.02 BB/9)

            70. College of Charleston JR RHP Heath Hembree: 95-97 FB; good SL (4.18 FIP; 13.50 K/9; 6.07 BB/9) ***

            71. Rhode Island SR RHP Tim Boyce: 88-92 FB; good slow CB; hard SL; moving CU; plus command; 6-2, 190 pounds (4.24 FIP; 7.90 K/9; 1.87 BB/9)

            72. Alabama Birmingham JR RHP Ryan Woolley: 90-91, topping at 92 with FB; has been up to 93-96 with FB; good 12-6 75-77 SL; power 82-83 CU; 6-1, 195 pounds (4.87 FIP; 6.75 K/9; 4.64 BB/9)

            73. Toledo JR RHP Matt Suschak: 92-95; high-70s slurve; still trying to harness his stuff; 6-3, 205 pounds (3.93 FIP; 8.70 K/9; 3.25 BB/9) ***

            74. Texas Christian JR RHP Steven Maxwell: Tommy John surgery survivor; 88-94 FB; above-average power 78-82 CB (4.61 FIP; 7.89 K/9; 2.93 BB/9)

            75. LSU-Eunice SO RHP Tony Dischler: big jump in FB velocity in last year; sits low-90s comfortably, peaks at 96; secondary stuff still extremely raw; 6-4, 200 pounds

            76. Oregon State SO RHP Taylor Starr: recovering from complications stemming from earlier Tommy John surgery; 94-95 FB, peak 97

            77. Oral Roberts SO RHP Drew Bowen: 88-91 FB; good cutter; plus SL; 6-3, 180 (6.09 FIP; 7.50 K/9; 4.88 BB/9)

            78. Rice SR RHP Mike Ojala: when healthy has been able to sit in the low-90s FB, peaking at 93; sitting in the upper-80s now, but plus command of pitch remains; plus CB; coming back from June 2009 Tommy John surgery (4.44 FIP; 10.08 K/9; 3.42 BB)

            79. Florida SO RHP Tommy Toledo: coming back from arm injury last season and a line drive off the face in 2010; 88-91 FB before, back sitting 91-93 as he rounds back into shape; above-average SL; CU with promise (4.02 FIP; 9.85 K/9; 2.55 BB/9)

            80. Louisiana State JR RHP Austin Ross: decent sinker (4.17 FIP; 10.91 K/9; 1.98 BB/9)

            81. Chandler-Gilbert JC SO RHP Devyn Rivera: 92-93 FB, 94 peak; plus SL; iffy mechanics; 6-2, 180 pounds

            82. Gulf Coast CC SO RHP Andrew Morris: 88-92 FB; plus SF; CB; easy mechanics; 6-3, 180 pounds (11.92 K/9; 4.66 BB/9)

            83. Alabama JR RHP Jimmy Nelson: 88-92; 80-82 above-average big league SL; CU; 6-6, 235 pounds (4.83 FIP; 8.94 K/9; 2.21 BB/9)

            84. CC of Southern Nevada SO RHP Aaron Kurcz: very easy 91-94 FB, peak 97; solid 76-77 slurve ***

            85. Baylor JR RHP Shawn Tolleson: upper-80s FB; decent SL; CU needs work; still on mend from Tommy John surgery, so return of above-average stuff from his prep days is still possible (3.82 FIP; 10.85 K/9; 3.21 BB/9)

            86. William & Mary JR RHP Logan Billbrough: 89-90 FB; plus slider; projectable (3.66 FIP; 8.95 K/9; 5.34 BB/9

            87. Virginia JR RHP Kevin Arico: lacks big fastball of traditional closer, but plus 80-84 SL will be serious weapon professionally (2.42 FIP; 13.34 K/9; 1.95 BB/9) ***

            88. Oklahoma State SO RHP/SS Randy McCurry: 94-95 FB; SL, CB, CU; plus arm strength

            89. Western Carolina SR RHP Jason Sullivan: 88-91 sinking FB; good SL; 6-1, 205 pounds (4.45 FIP; 10.35 K/9; 4.06 BB/9)

            90. Western Kentucky SR RHP Matt Ridings: 91 peak FB; average CB; good CU; recent TJ surgery (3.99 FIP; 9.13 K/9; 1.55 BB/9)

            91. Eastern Illinois JR RHP Mike Recchia: 90 FB peak; plus mid-70s CB (3.93 FIP; 9.21 K/9; 4.08 BB/9)

            92. Western Oklahoma State FR SS/RHP Andrelton Simmons: plus defender at SS, but his best tool is his plus-plus arm; many prefer him as a position player, but his mid-90s FB and weak bat make him this year’s version of Mychal Givens for me; 6-1, 165 pounds

            93. Chipola JC FR RHP Rodney Quintero: 88-93 FB; 77-78 SL; low-70s CB; 6-2, 200 pounds

            94. Southern Arkansas JR RHP Hayden Simpson: 88-94 FB, peaking at 96; nice CB; 6-0, 175 pounds

            95. South Carolina Upstate SR RHP Matt Branham: 92-94 FB; above-average SL; CU; 6-6, 210 pounds (4.59 FIP; 9.47 K/9; 2.47 BB/9)

            96. Notre Dame JR RHP Evan Danieli: out for 2010 with arm injury; mid-90s peak FB; hard SL that should be plus pitch with more reps; 6-7, 230

            97. Tennessee Tech JR RHP Stephen Pryor: low-90s FB (3.13 FIP; 16.02 K/9; 5.05 BB/9) ***

            98. Texas JR RHP Chance Ruffin: 87-89, breaking ball, CU; good control (2.48 FIP; 14.50 K/9; 2.62 BB/9) ***

            99. Lipscomb SR RHP Josh Smith: high-80s FB, touches 92; SL, CB, CU; 6-3, 210 pounds (3.69 FIP; 11.13 K/9; 3.28 BB/9)

            100. Valparaiso JR RHP Bryce Shafer: low-90s FB (3.84 FIP; 9.83 K/9; 4.61 BB/9)

            101. George Washington JR RHP Eric Cantrell: 88-90 FB; good command (4.62 FIP; 9.66 K/9; 2.59 BB/9)

            102. Southern Illinois Edwardsville SR RHP Spencer Patton: 89-91, 92 peak FB; strike thrower; above-average SL; solid CU; 6-1, 175 pounds (2.68 FIP; 8.62 K/9; 6.32 BB/9)

            103. Hawaii JR RHP Josh Slaats: 88-92 FB, peak 94-95; plus 80-82 SL; CU (3.20 FIP; 9.41 K/9; 3.84 BB/9)

            104. Virginia JR RHP Robert Morey: 88-92; peak 94-94; quality low-80s SL; below-average 75-78 CB (4.25 FIP; 7.90 K/9; 3.40 BB/9)

            105. Michigan JR RHP Matt Miller: low-90s FB, peak 94; good low-80s SL; command needs work; 6-6, 215 pounds (4.16 FIP; 7.52 K/9; 3.25 BB/9)

            106. Texas JR RHP Cole Green: plus slider; solid fastball (4.96 FIP; 6.36 K/9; 2.00 BB/9)

            107. Virginia Commonwealth JR RHP/3B Joe Van Meter: plus arm; 90-92 FB; 95-97 at one point in past; near-plus low-80s CB; 6-3, 200 pounds (5.79 FIP; 5.01 K/9; 4.24 BB/9) ***

            108. Houston JR RHP Jared Ray: 93-95 peak FB; above-average SL, flashes plus; decent CU; shoulder injury keeps stock way down

            109. Kansas JR RHP Brett Bochy: 91-93 sitting FB; 94 peak FB; really good SL; Bruce’s son; Tommy John surgery mid-season 2010 (1.89 FIP; 14.48 K/9; 2.74 BB/9) ***

            110. Minnesota JR RHP Scott Matyas: 94 peak FB; good breaking ball; good command (3.47 FIP; 14.07 K/9; 3.73 BB/9) ***

            111. Florida Atlantic JR RHP Mike Gipson: excellent FB command; big, looping breaking ball; 6-1, 190 pounds (4.43 FIP; 8.15 K/9; 3.23 BB/9)

            112. Washington State JR RHP Chad Arnold: 88-91 FB with great sink; plus 80-81 SL; iffy CB; CU; command needs work; 6-4, 205 pounds (3.93 FIP; 6.84 K/9; 3.92 BB/9)

            113. Georgia SR RHP Jeff Walters: power sinker; good SL; good athlete (4.39 FIP; 7.90 K/9; 4.87 BB/9)

            114. Kansas State SO RHP Justin Lindsey: 88-90 two-seam FB with great sink; 92 peak FB; solid SL; CU needs polish; 6-3, 170 pounds (6.55 FIP; 6.41 K/9; 3.13 BB/9)

            115. Indiana SR RHP Chris Squires: 91-94 FB; command needs work; really nice arm action on high-70s CU; splitter looks good; KCB work in progress; 6-2, 185 pounds (3.70 FIP; 11.18 K/9; 4.15 BB/9) ***

            116. Maine SO RHP Kyle Benoit: 93-95 FB; plus breaking ball; solid CU; coming back from Tommy John surgery very slowly

            117. Notre Dame JR RHP Brian Dupra: straight 91-95 FB; 88-91 cutter; good 79-81 SL; CU; 6-3, 205 pounds (5.41 FIP; 5.88 K/9; 2.40 BB/9)

            118. Baylor JR RHP Craig Fritsch: 90-92 FB, peak 94; average at worst SL; decent CU (4.20 FIP; 8.39 K/9; 2.94 BB/9)

            119. UNC-Wilmington JR RHP Justin Bradley: 88-91 FB; average SL; average CU; good command; 6-3, 195 pounds (4.28 FIP; 9.16 K/9; 4.76 BB/9)

            120. Western Kentucky SO RHP Rye Davis: 93-94 FB; good SL; 6-5, 250 pounds (2.23 FIP; 11.96 K/9; 3.44 BB/9) ***

            121. Tennessee SR RHP Stephen McCray: 88-91, touched 93-94 with FB; SL, CB, CU; good command; good athlete; 6-3, 230 pounds (5.34 FIP; 6.68 K/9; 2.75 BB/9)

            122. Northern Iowa JR RHP Lucas O’Rear: 88-91 FB with loads of sink; quality basketball player for UNI squad that knocked off Kansas this year; intriguing potential with SL; one year left of basketball eligibility and UNI dropping baseball both cloud his future, but raw talent is undeniable; 6-7, 250

            123. St. John’s SO RHP Dan Burawa: 93-95 FB; average 75-78 slurve; developing CU, but pitch is currently very green; 6-3, 215 pounds (2.87 FIP; 11.91 K/9; 4.76 BB/9) ***

            124. Cal Poly JR RHP Steven Fischback: hoped to return in 2010 after surgery to repair labrum damage, but hasn’t gotten clean bill of health; 90-94 FB; potential plus 81-84 SL; emerging CU

            125. Texas Christian JR RHP Greg Holle: sat 90-91 with FB; 94 FB peak; potential plus CB; great athlete; repeats mechanics very well; 6-8, 210 pounds (4.70 FIP; 9.79 K/9; 2.03 BB/9) ***

            126. Oregon State JR RHP Tyler Waldron: low-90s FB; good command; four-pitch mix (4.61 FIP; 9.20 K/9; 1.84 BB/9) ***

            127. St. Mary’s JR RHP Alex Schmarzo: low-90s FB, topping out at 95; plus SL; 6-3, 185 pounds (2.47 FIP; 9.56 K/9; 2.81 BB/9) ***

            128. Oregon JR RHP Drew Gagnier: 90-95, potential plus 83 SL (3.51 FIP; 9.74 K/9; 4.87 BB/9) ***

            129. Oregon State JR RHP Kevin Rhoderick: 89-94 FB; good SL that he uses often (3.91 FIP; 10.86 K/9; 4.11 BB/9) ***

            130. Coastal Carolina SR RHP Austin Fleet: 88-92 FB 94 peak; flashes good to plus mid-80s SL (3.29 FIP; 9.17 K/9; 2.67 BB/9) ***Nova Southeastern JR RHP Sean Albury: 89-93 FB; big mid-70s CB; 5-11, 185 pounds ***

            131. Weatherford JC (TX) SO RHP Zach Nuding: 90-94 FB, peak 95-96 out of bullpen; hard SL with above-average potential; good splitter; iffy command; 6-4, 250 pounds ***

            132. Northwestern State JR RHP Chad Sheppard: 92-95 FB; also throws a nasty two-seamer; good SL; 6-4, 210 pounds ***

            133. South Carolina JR RHP/DH Parker Bangs: 88-92 FB; quality SL; power potential with bat (3.93 FIP; 14.49 K/9; 5.93 BB/9) ***

            134. Wichita State JR RHP/OF Mitch Caster: peak FB 92; flashed plus SL; above-average athlete; very little power; plus arm; 6-2, 175 pounds

            135. Cincinnati JR RHP Dan Jensen: 90 FB peak, but has hit 92 in the past; promising SL; command needs work; 6-7, 225 pounds (4.78 FIP; 7.21 K/9; 3.02 BB/9)

            136. UC Irvine SR RHP Christian Bergman: sinking 89-91 FB; above-average SL; CU; 6-1, 180 pounds (4.29 FIP; 7.08 K/9; 1.40 BB/9)

            137. St. John’s SR RHP Bruce Kern: upper-80s FB; very good CB (5.16 FIP; 7.70 K/9; 3.57 BB/9)

            138. Illinois JR RHP Lee Zerrusen: 91-93 FB, 95 peak; quality CF and CU; good command; 6-3, 190 pounds (6.06 FIP; 4.65 K/9; 5.10 BB/9)

            139. Charleston Southern JR RHP Anthony Markham: generates lots of weak contact with 2-seam 88-90 FB; peak velocity of FB is 92; good sinking CU; above-average SL; good control; 6-3, 180 pounds (5.91 FIP; 5.65 K/9; 3.68 BB/9)

            140. Bloomsburg SR RHP Grant Kernaghan: 90-92 FB; average SL; average CU; 6-3, 200 pounds

            141. Furman JR RHP Brian Dudzinski: 88-90 FB, but straight; potential plus SL; promising circle CU; 6-5, 210 pounds (6.75 FIP; 7.15 K/9; 3.97 BB/9)

            142. Marshall JR RHP Ian Kadish: 88-91 FB; solid 81-82 SL; sinking CU; good command; 6-1, 210 pounds (5.59 FIP; 6.39 K/9; 5.68 BB/9)

            143. Central Michigan JR RHP Jake Sabol: 90 FB with good sink; good SL; improving CU; good command; 6-5, 220 pounds (6.20 FIP; 5.02 K/9; 2.21 BB/9)

            144. Virginia Commonwealth SR RHP Robbie Andrews: 89-91 FB; strike thrower; plus SL; 6-3, 170 pounds (3.62 FIP; 6.88 K/9; 3.71 BB/9) ***

            145. UNC-Greensboro JR RHP Blake Hassebrock: 90-93 FB, touching 96; CB and CU both need work; 6-5, 185 pounds (5.06 FIP; 7.40 K/9; 5.55 BB/9)

            146. San Diego SR RHP Matt Thomson: 93 FB peak (2.81 FIP; 12.73 K/9; 2.41 BB/9) ***

            147. South Florida JR RHP Kevin Quackenbush: big FB; trouble commanding CB at times (3.46 FIP; 13.90 K/9; 4.81 BB/9) ***

            148. Youngstown State JR RHP Phil Klein: 86-89 FB; very good FB command; SL with real potential; good athlete; 6-7, 205 pounds (5.13 FIP; 7.62 K/9; 3.74 BB/9)

            149. Wright State JR RHP Max Friedman: 88-93 FB with sink; good CU; quality SL (6.45 FIP; 5.68 K/9; 4.62 BB/9)

            150. Bradley JR RHP Patrick Cooper: low-90s FB; good 84 SL (3.73 FIP; 7.84 K/9; 3.34 BB/9)

            151. Florida International JR RHP Danny DeSimone: 88-92 FB; good SL (4.83 FIP; 7.90 K/9; 3.30 BB/9) ***

            152. Wichita State JR RHP Tim Kelley: 86-88 FB; average to good CU; strike thrower; plus command; 6-6, 215 pounds (3.94 FIP; 7.69 K/9; 2.34 BB/9)

            153. CC of Southern Nevada SO RHP Kenny McDowall: 90-92 FB with good sink; solid SL

            154. Notre Dame SO RHP Ryan Sharpley: 94 peak FB; good SL; great athlete; coming off of shoulder surgery (4.59 FIP; 9.39 K/9; 7.63 BB/9)

            155. Michigan SR RHP/OF Alan Oaks: low- to mid-90s FB (90-94); very raw pitching prospect; 6-3, 230 pounds (4.88 FIP; 6.95 K/9; 4.11 BB/9)

            156. West Virginia JR RHP Jarryd Summers: 92 peak FB; 6-5 (4.70 FIP; 6.93 K/9; 5.15 BB/9)

            157. Notre Dame JR RHP Cole Johnson: 88-92 FB; good SL (4.69 FIP; 5.46 K/9; 3.16 BB/9)

            158. Wofford JR RHP John Cornley: peak FB 93-95; hard 83-84 SL that shows plus promise; 6-1, 180 pounds (4.69 FIP; 8.91 K/9; 5.95 BB/9)

            159. Southern Mississippi JR RHP Todd McInnis: 88-92 FB; very good 12-6 CB; hard SL; decent CU; slight frame (4.18 FIP; 8.40 K/9; 3.05 BB/9)

            160. Dayton SO RHP Burny Mitchem: missed 2009 season after ACL tear; 88-92 FB, peak 94; 6-6, 260 (4.07 FIP; 8.89 K/9; 2.82 BB/9)

            161. Baylor SR RHP Willie Kempf: upper-80s heavy FB; good sinker; good SL (3.66 FIP; 9.20 K/9; 3.11 BB/9)

            162. North Carolina JR RHP Patrick Johnson: 90-92 FB; good SL; CU; 5-11, 170 (4.63 FIP; 8.22 K/9; 3.31 BB/9)

            163. Wright State SR RHP Alex Kaminsky: very good CU; great command; signature outing against UVA (5.12 FIP; 8.19 K/9; 1.46 BB/9)

            164. Maryland JR RHP Brett Harman: 88-90 FB; good command; SL; CU (4.25 FIP; 10.26 K/9; 2.41 BB/9)

            165. Kansas JR RHP TJ Walz: 91-94 FB; CU; CB (3.96 FIP; 9.06 K/9; 2.31 BB/9)

            166. New Mexico SR RHP Willy Kesler: 94 peak FB; solid breaking ball (3.92 FIP; 8.87 K/9; 2.17 BB/9)

            167. Cal State Fullerton JR RHP Daniel Renken: 87-90 FB with plus command; quality upper-70s CU; splitter; iffy SL (4.17 FIP; 8.29 K/9; 3.09 BB/9)

            168. Oklahoma JR RHP Zach Neal: 87-90 sinking FB, can run it up to 91-93 after some adjustments to mechanics; plus control; 6-2, 205 (4.59 FIP; 8.21 K/9; 1.95 BB/9)

            169. Gonzaga JR RHP Cody Martin: 88-90 FB; decent slurve (4.87 FIP; 9.31 K/9; 3.68 BB/9)

            170. Tulane SO RHP Robby Broach: returning from elbow injury; 88-92 FB (4.25 FIP; 8.92 K/9; 3.05 BB/9)

            171. West Virginia SR RHP Chris Enourato: solid SL; good athlete (4.48 FIP; 8.59 K/9; 1.99 BB/9)

            172. UCLA SR RHP Garrett Claypool: 89-91 FB (4.60 FIP; 8.77 K/9; 2.05 BB/9)

            173. UNC-Wilmington JR RHP Daniel Cropper: two years off of Tommy John surgery, stuff slowly coming back (4.31 FIP; 7.11 K/9; 1.56 BB/9)

            174. East Carolina JR RHP Seth Maness: plus CU (4.66 FIP; 8.35 K/9; 1.33 BB/9)

            175. South Carolina SR RHP Blake Cooper: good command (4.52 FIP; 7.96 K/9; 2.42 BB/9)

            176. Nyack (NY) JR RHP Phil Messerian: 90 peak FB; CB; CU; SF; max-effort delivery; 6-2, 190 pounds

            177. Denison (OH) SR RHP Aiden Lucas: low-90s FB; forkball; SL; CU; 6-2, 220 pounds

            178. UNC-Wilmington SR RHP Seth Frankoff: 88-91 FB; plus breaking ball; 6-5, 210 (4.95 FIP; 11.18 K/9; 4.15 BB/9) ***

            179. Texas Christian SR RHP Eric Marshall: 90 sinking FB, very impressive CB (3.80 FIP; 11.12 K/9; 5.56 BB/9) ***

            180. Arkansas SR RHP Jeremy Heatley: 92 peak FB; good SL (2.51 FIP; 11.08 K/9; 2.54 BB/9) ***

            181. UCLA SO RHP Erik Goeddel: 90-92 sinking FB; good CB (3.66 FIP; 11.66 K/9; 3.89 BB/9) ***

            182. Southern JR RHP Cody Hall: 95 FB peak; (2.96 FIP; 11.51 K/9; 7.94 BB/9) ***

            183. Jacksonville State SR RHP Alex Jones: mid-80s FB; 90-91 FB pre-surgery; coming back from TJ surgery; plus-plus SL; 6-6, 190 pounds (2.25 FIP; 10.80 K/9; 6.66 BB/9) ***

            184. Oklahoma JR RHP Ryan Duke: plus SL; plus command (4.06 FIP; 10.50 K/9; 3.30 BB/9) ***

            185. Southeastern Louisiana SR RHP Chris Franklin: 95 peak FB; plus SL (4.28 FIP; 8.35 K/9; 3.06 BB/9) ***

            186. Michigan JR RHP Kolby Wood: 88-93 FB with late movement; nasty SL; very good mid-80s SF; good command; 6-6, 210 pounds (4.46 FIP; 8.20 K/9; 0.96 BB/9) ***

            187. Alabama SO RHP Tyler White: 90-92, touches 93 with sink; above-average big league CB; 6-2, 210 pounds (4.04 FIP; 10.74 K/9; 3.99 BB/9) ***

            188. Ohio State JR RHP Drew Rucinski: 87-88, CU (4.15 FIP; 7.23 K/9; 3.55 BB/9)

            189. Embry-Riddle (FL) SR RHP Jonathan Kountis: 92-93 FB; inconsistent, but potential plus SL; poor command; 6-3, 225 pounds

            190. Michigan State JR RHP AJ Achter: 88-91 FB; CB; SL; good CU; 6-5, 205 pounds (4.14 FIP; 6.57 K/9; 3.38 BB/9)

            191. Virginia JR RHP Cody Winiarski: 88-92 FB; power SL; 6-4, 200 (5.86 FIP; 5.72 K/9; 2.79 BB/9)

            192. New Mexico State SR RHP/OF Steven Anderson: plus athlete; intriguing raw tools; more potential as pitcher (5.59 FIP; 7.50 K/9; 4.50 BB/9) ***

            193. Winthrop JR RHP Robert Lake: 89-91 FB with good command; 6-2, 185 pounds (5.11 FIP; 7.18 K/9; 2.11 BB/9)

            194. Missouri State SR RHP Pat Doyle: low-90s FB; good cutter (4.77 FIP; 7.04 K/9; 3.04 BB/9)

            195. Duquesne JR RHP/3B Andrew Heck: 88-89 sinking FB; good SL; great command of strike zone; great athlete; 6-2, 205 pounds (5.56 FIP; 5.88 K/9; 1.34 BB/9)

            196. Southeastern Louisiana JR RHP Brandon Efferson: sits high-80s, 92 peak FB; good cutter; CB; CU (4.86 FIP; 5.00 K/9; 2.40 BB/9)

            197. Nicholls State SR RHP Tyler Minto: 87-89 FB, topping at 91; good command; smooth mechanics; SL; CU; 6-1, 195 pounds (4.72 FIP; 6.41 K/9; 2.14 BB/9)

            198. San Francisco SR RHP Doug Murray: 86-88 power sinker; solid SL (4.10 FIP; 6.09 K/9; 1.11 BB/9)

            199. Richmond SR RHP Ian Marshall: 92-93, touching 94 with FB; inconsistent command of CB; 6-3, 210 pounds (4.23 FIP; 6.69 K/9; 1.96 BB/9) ***

            200. Utah SR RHP Jordan Whatcott: 89-92 FB; average SL; missed two years on Mormon mission (4.94 FIP; 6.81 K/9; 3.74 BB/9)

            201. Southern JR RHP Kyle Wahl: three average pitches (4.69 FIP; 5.37 K/9; 3.58 BB/9)

            202. Furman SR RHP Nick Karow: 93 FB peak; above-average 83-84 SL; 6-2, 200 pounds (9.13 FIP; 6.94 K/9; 3.86 BB/9) ***

            203. Miami SR RHP Jason Santana: good CU (4.17 FIP; 8.63 K/9; 3.50 BB/9)

            204. Southern California SO RHP Andrew Triggs: 94-95 peak FB (3.67 FIP; 8.53 K/9; 2.42 BB/9)

            205. Vanderbilt SR RHP Drew Hayes: 95 peak FB (5.18 FIP; 9.41 K/9; 3.48 BB/9) ***

            206. Miami SR RHP Taylor Wulf: coming back from Tommy John surgery; 90 FB, above average CB (3.74 FIP; 12.33 K/9; 4.11 BB/9) ***

            207. Gonzaga SR RHP Jake Hiatt: 89-92 FB; sharp SL; 6-1, 180 pounds (5.76 FIP; 10.57 K/9; 5.87 BB/9) ***

            208. Kent State JR RHP/3B Brett Weibley: 92-95 FB; 96 FB peak; average SL; occasional promising CU; 6-3, 220 pounds (4.04 FIP; 8.59 K/9; 5.65 BB/9) ***

            209. Texas JR RHP Kendal Carrillo: very athletic; smooth mechanics; good command; 88-92 FB; advanced CU; 6-0, 190 pounds (5.53 FIP; 8.50 K/9; 1.00 BB/9) ***

            210. Boston College JR RHP Kevin Moran: 94-96 peak FB (3.89 FIP; 5.58 K/9; 6.84 BB/9) ***

            211. San Diego SR RHP Matt Hauser: 88-92 FB with plus movement; promising 80-82 SL; 81-83 SFCU; 79-80 SL; 6-3, 190 pounds (3.44 FIP; 8.56 K/9; 1.76 BB/9) ***

            212. Washington State SR RHP Seth Harvey: heavy sink on 90-94 FB; solid SL; improving command; violent delivery; 6-1, 210 pounds (5.00 FIP; 8.67 K/9; 3.00 BB/9) ***

            213. Nebraska SO RHP Sean Yost: 95 peak FB; 6-7, 190 pounds (5.49 FIP; 6.75 K/9; 4.32 BB/9) ***

            214. Texas A&M SR RHP Shane Minks: 85-88 FB with sink; above-average SL; occasional CU; 6-3, 205 pounds (3.70 FIP; 7.75 K/9; 4.28 BB/9) ***

            215. San Diego State SR RHP Drew Leary: 89-91 FB, touching 93-94; FB has good sink; inconsistent SL; 6-4, 225 pounds (3.46 FIP; 8.89 K/9; 4.13 BB/9) ***

            216. Maryland SR RHP Ian Schwalenberg: 88-92 FB; solid SL; good command; 6-3, 210 pounds (5.31 FIP; 8.37 K/9; 2.56 BB/9) ***

            217. Louisville JR RHP Gabriel Shaw: 92 peak FB; good SL; good athlete (4.72 FIP; 8.47 K/9; 1.58 BB/9) ***

            218. Tulane JR RHP Nick Pepitone: low- to mid-90s sinking FB; 6-7 (3.85 FIP; 8.72 K/9; 4.36 BB/9) ***

            219. Florida State JR RHP Geoff Parker: 94-95 peak FB (4.62 FIP; 8.37 K/9; 4.56 BB/9) ***

            220. Mississippi JR RHP Trent Rothlin: 88-92 FB with sink, has hit 94; 77-80 above-average SL; CU; 6-3, 195 pounds (4.59 FIP; 7.05 K/9; 3.22 BB/9) ***

            221. Iowa JR RHP Zach Kenyon: low-90s FB; erratic CB; solid CU; 6-6, 220 (4.91 FIP; 6.27 K/9; 4.02 BB/9) ***

            222. North Carolina State JR RHP Rey Cotilla: 95-96 with FB in relief; drafted last three years; 6-4, 195 (5.06 FIP; 5.91 K/9; 1.69 BB/9) ***

            223. North Carolina JR RHP Nate Striz: 95 peak FB; good but inconsistent SL (2.43 FIP; 9.72 K/9; 6.48 BB/9) ***

            224. Purdue SR RHP Matt Bischoff: low on projection, high on pitchability (4.45 FIP; 8.62 K/9; 1.42 BB/9)

            225. Rhode Island JR RHP Gardner Leaver: 86-89 FB, topping at 90; solid CU; good SL; 6-2, 190 pounds (5.05 FIP; 9.09 K/9; 3.63 BB/9) ***

            226. UNC-Wilmington JR RHP Stephen Harrold: 90-93 FB, has hit 96; average at best SL (3.60 FIP; 10.98 K/9; 2.97 BB/9) ***

            227. Texas State SR RHP Garret Carruth: 87-89, 90 FB peak; has been at 90-93 in past; two impressive CBs, one slower and one sharper; SL; average at best CU; 6-4, 220 pounds (3.43 FIP; 9.76 K/9; 3.18 BB/9) ***

            228. Miami SR RHP David Gutierrez: 87-89 with sink; 73-74 more slurve than CB, inconsistent but good low-80s CU; skinny but long legs (3.67 FIP; 9.00 K/9; 3.57 BB/9) ***

            229. New Mexico SR RHP Eddie Carl: 89-91 FB; decent CU; up and down CB; 6-0, 200 pounds (3.92 FIP; 10.07 K/9; 4.71 BB/9) ***

            230. Texas A&M JR RHP/OF Nick Fleece: sat low-90s (88-92 with great sink), 96 peak FB; hard SL; max-effort delivery; 6-2, 200 pounds (4.71 FIP; 5.45 K/9; 1.91 BB/9) ***

            231. Stanford JR RHP Alex Pracher: high-80s FB; touches low-90s; solid SL and CU; 6-3, 175 pounds (4.09 FIP; 5.91 K/9; 3.74 BB/9) ***

            232. Baylor SO RHP/OF Brooks Pinckard: 95 peak FB; plus speed; strong arm; 6-1, 175 pounds (4.79 FIP; 5.22 K/9; 4.60 BB/9) ***

            233. Arizona State JR RHP Kyle Brule: 92-93 FB; hard SL; 6-2, 205 pounds

            234. Texas A&M JR RHP/OF Joaquin Hinojosa: heavy sinker at 89-92; good 85 SL; 5-11, 195 pounds

            235. Rice SR RHP Jared Rogers: 87-89 with sink (5.26 FIP; 5.70 K/9; 1.25 BB/9)

            236. Ohio State JR RHP Dean Wolosiansky: high-80s; 86-88, slider, good command (4.40 FIP; 6.42 K/9; 3.02 BB/9)

            237. Ashland (OH) SR RHP AJ Meyer: 89-91 FB from multiple angles; average CU; plus command; 6-7, 180 pounds

            238. SW Oklahoma State SR RHP Jason Stover: low-90s FB, peak 93; solid SL; 6-3, 200 pounds

            239. Millersville JR RHP/1B Derek Kline: 90-92 FB, peaking at 94; plus SL

            240. Pittsburgh-Johnstown JR RHP Kaleb Fleck: 90-92 FB with life, peaking at 96

            241. Albright SR RHP Casey Lawrence: 90 FB peak; above-average SL; average at best CU; good command; 6-2, 170 pounds

            242. Shenandoah (VA) JR RHP Greg Van Sickler: 88-90 FB; good CU; plus command; 6-1, 190 pounds

            243. North Park (IL) SR RHP Mike Giovenco: 89-91 FB, 94-95 peak; poor command; straight with FB; good low-80s SL with good command; nice CU; 6-6, 235 pounds

            244. St. Louis SR RHP Bryant Cotton: 89-91 FB; clean delivery; 6-2, 185 pounds (4.13 FIP; 6.86 K/9; 2.29 BB/9)

            245. Nebraska JR RHP Mike Nesseth: mid-90s FB with sink, peak velocity at 96-97; SL is wild; 6-5, 220 (4.59 FIP; 7.07 K/9; 3.86 BB/9) ***

            246. Southern Mississippi SR RHP Collin Cargill: 82-85 FB; sidearm makes his stuff play up (3.45 FIP; 6.52 K/9; 2.33 BB/9) ***

            247. Louisiana State JR RHP Daniel Bradshaw: decent sinker (6.07 FIP; 5.98 K/9; 2.12 BB/9) ***

            248. Louisiana State JR RHP Mitch Mormann: power arsenal (4.45 FIP; 5.97 K/9; 4.71 BB/9) ***

            249. East Carolina JR RHP Mike Anderson: 91 peak FB; CB with potential; 6-4, 230 pounds (6.69 FIP; 6.30 K/9; 7.20 BB/9) ***

            250. Southern Mississippi JR RHP Seth Hester: 90-93 FB; nasty SFCU; occasional SL; 6-3, 200 pounds (7.21 FIP; 4.71 K/9; 6.00 BB/9) ***

            2010 MLB Draft: Top 250 College Position Player Prospects

            The list doesn’t follow exactly along with earlier position-by-position rankings (check the links on the left side of the page for more info) because I’ve done some tweaking over the past few weeks. College RHPs (I think I’m going 250 deep on that list…) and combined college pitcher rankings should be up either later today or tomorrow. High school rankings will be pumped out pretty consistently over the course of the weekend, so check back over the next 48 hours for that. In the meantime, here are some college guys. Oh yeah, one last thing – the recommendations on guys I missed left in the comments section or via email were all excellent. I’ve always been slow to make decisions, so give me another day or two to mull everything over before I’m ready to begin inserting a few of the players into the position-by-position rankings and, in the case of a few players, into the list below…

            6/5/2010 EDIT: With apologies to Southern Mississippi SR C Travis Graves (bumped from the list) and previously jilted Rutgers fans (I kid) alike, Pat Biserta cracks the list at number 85. Thanks to all who left comments alerting me to his omission. This may sound really corny, but I’m sort of proud to know there are so many knowledgeable readers willing to go to bat for their guy out there. I’m lucky that instead of having one person who edits my stuff for me, I have any number of the X amount of viewers who stop by here on a daily basis who do the job for free. Thanks, again.

            1. Community College of Southern Nevada FR C Bryce Harper
            2. Texas Arlington JR OF Michael Choice
            3. Ball State JR 2B Kolbrin Vitek
            4. Miami JR C Yasmani Grandal
            5. Tulane JR 3B Rob Segedin
            6. Arkansas SO 3B Zack Cox
            7. Florida State JR OF Tyler Holt
            8. Georgia Tech JR 3B Derek Dietrich
            9. Virginia Tech JR OF Austin Wates
            10. Cal State Fullerton JR SS Christian Colon
            11. Wabash Valley JC FR OF Mel Rojas
            12. Auburn JR OF Trent Mummey
            13. Louisville SO OF Stewart Ijames
            14. Middle Tennessee State JR OF Bryce Brentz
            15. Ohio JR OF Gauntlett Eldemire
            16. West Virginia JR 2B Jedd Gyorko
            17. Clemson JR OF Kyle Parker
            18. Minnesota JR C Mike Kvasnicka
            19. Kansas State JR SS Carter Jurica
            20. Arkansas JR 1B Andy Wilkins
            21. Louisiana State JR C Micah Gibbs
            22. Villanova SO C Matt Szczur
            23. West Oklahoma State JC SO OF Randolph Oduber
            24. Chipola JC FR 2B LeVon Washington
            25. UC Riverside SO C Rob Brantly
            26. Auburn JR 1B Hunter Morris
            27. Pittsburgh JR 3B Joe Leonard
            28. Virginia JR OF Jarrett Parker
            29. Louisiana State JR OF Leon Landry
            30. Jacksonville State JR OF Todd Cunningham
            31. Oklahoma City JR 3B Matt Presley
            32. Stanford JR 2B Colin Walsh
            33. Duke JR SS Jake Lemmerman
            34. Louisville SO 3B Phil Wunderlich
            35. UNC Wilmington JR C Cody Stanley
            36. Louisville SR 1B Andrew Clark
            37. Texas JR C Cameron Rupp
            38. Kansas JR 3B Tony Thompson
            39. San Diego JR 3B Victor Sanchez
            40. Connecticut JR 3B Mike Olt
            41. Vanderbilt JR C Curt Casali
            42. Tennessee JR C Blake Forsythe
            43. Long Beach State JR SS Devin Lohman
            44. Wake Forest JR OF Steven Brooks
            45. Louisville SR 2B Adam Duvall
            46. Virginia JR 2B Phil Gosselin
            47. Oregon State JR 3B Stefen Romero
            48. Fresno City College FR 3B David Rohm
            49. Coastal Carolina JR OF Rico Noel
            50. Cal State Fullerton JR OF Gary Brown
            51. Michigan JR OF Ryan LaMarre
            52. Alabama JR 2B Ross Wilson
            53. Alabama JR SS Josh Rutledge
            54. Mississippi State SR 1B Connor Powers
            55. Virginia Tech JR SS Tim Smalling
            56. Wichita State FR 3B Johnny Coy
            57. Texas State JR 3B Jason Martinson
            58. North Carolina State JR 3B Russell Wilson
            59. Oregon State JR OF Adalberto Santos
            60. Coastal Carolina JR 3B Scott Woodward
            61. Rice JR SS Rick Hague
            62. Tennessee Tech JR 1B AJ Kirby-Jones
            63. Cerritos CC SO 2B Joe Terry
            64. Catawba SR OF Wade Moore
            65. Catawba SR OF Craige Lyerly
            66. Yavapai JC SO DeMarcus Tidwell
            67. James Madison JR SS David Herbek
            68. San Jacinto SO OF Randall Thorpe
            69. Miami-Dade SO OF Jabari Blash
            70. Virginia JR OF Dan Grovatt
            71. Virginia SR SS Tyler Cannon
            72. Azusa Pacific SR 3B Ryan Delgado
            73. Florida Southern JR 2B Wade Kirkland
            74. California JR 2B BJ Guinn
            75. Coastal Carolina SR C Jose Iglesias
            76. Santa Clara SR C Tommy Medica
            77. East Carolina SR 1B Kyle Roller
            78. Oxnard FR OF Harper White
            79. Rutgers JR 2B Brandon Boykin
            80. Tennessee JR 3B Matt Duffy
            81. Kansas SR 2B Robby Price
            82. Kentucky JR 2B Chris Bisson
            83. Texas Christian SR C Bryan Holaday
            84. Clemson JR OF Jeff Schaus
            85. Rutgers JR OF Pat Biserta
            86. California JR OF Mark Canha
            87. Texas Christian SR 1B Matt Curry
            88. Georgia Tech SR 1B Tony Plagman
            89. Louisiana State SR 1B Blake Dean
            90. Alabama SR 1B Clay Jones
            91. Washington JR 1B Troy Scott
            92. Clemson SO 3B John Hinson
            93. Missouri SR OF Aaron Senne
            94. Arizona State SO SS Drew Maggi
            95. Southern JR 2B Curtis Wilson
            96. East Carolina JR OF Devin Harris
            97. Texas JR OF Kevin Keyes
            98. Auburn JR OF Kevin Patterson
            99. Pacific JR OF Nick Longmire
            100. Rutgers JR OF Jaren Matthews
            101. Auburn JR OF Brian Fletcher
            102. Ohio JR OF Robert Maddox
            103. Fresno State JR SS Danny Muno
            104. Cal State Fullerton JR 2B Corey Jones
            105. North Carolina JR C Jesse Wierzbicki
            106. Boston College JR 1B Mickey Wiswall
            107. Canisius JR 2B Steve McQuail
            108. Clemson SR 2B Mike Freeman
            109. Miami SR 2B Scott Lawson
            110. Mt. Hood CC SO 1B Taylor Ard
            111. Tampa JR OF Jared Simon
            112. Sonoma State JR OF Kyle Jones
            113. Florida Southern SR OF Trae Gore
            114. East Carolina JR SS Dustin Harrington
            115. Alabama SR 3B Jake Smith
            116. Georgia Southern SR 2B AJ Wirnsberger
            117. College of Charleston SR 2B Joey Bergman
            118. Florida JR 2B Josh Adams
            119. Central Florida SR OF Chris Duffy
            120. Furman JR 3B Brian Harrison
            121. San Francisco JR 3B Stephen Yarrow
            122. Bucknell SR OF Andrew Brouse
            123. North Carolina State JR C Chris Schaeffer
            124. Nebraska-Omaha JR OF Ryan Hook
            125. Oklahoma SO 3B Garrett Buechele
            126. Lewis-Clark State JR C Kawika Emsley-Pai
            127. Rutgers JR OF Michael Lang
            128. Dallas Baptist SR OF Ryan Enos
            129. Old Dominion SR SS Jake McAloose
            130. Lake Sumter CC FR 1B Bryan Hill
            131. Arizona State JR C Xorge Carrillo
            132. Missouri JR C Brett Nicholas
            133. Virginia JR C Kenny Swab
            134. Georgia Tech JR C Cole Leonida
            135. Truett-McConnell SO OF Terrell Jones
            136. Gonzaga SR OF Drew Heid
            137. Murray State SR OF Wes Cunningham
            138. Vanderbilt JR OF Aaron Westlake
            139. Eastern Kentucky JR 3B Jayson Langfels
            140. Hawaii SR 1B Kevin Macdonald
            141. Cal State Northridge JR 1B Dominic D’Anna
            142. Central Arizona FR SS Sam Lind
            143. Holy Cross SR 3B Matt Perry
            144. South Carolina JR OF Whit Merrifield
            145. Central Florida JR 2B Derek Luciano
            146. St. John’s JR 2B Greg Hopkins
            147. Francis Marion SR SS Barrett Kleinknecht
            148. Virginia Military Institute JR SS Sam Roberts
            149. CC of Southern Nevada SO OF Trevor Kirk
            150. UC Irvine JR 3B Brian Hernandez
            151. Florida JR 3B Bryson Smith
            152. Fort Hays State JR OF Jordan Payne
            153. Chipola JC SO OF Joey Rapp
            154. Iowa JR OF Kurtis Muller
            155. Georgia Tech SR OF Jay Dantzler
            156. Carson-Newman SR 1B Jeff Lockwood
            157. Arizona JR 2B Rafael Valenzuela
            158. Western Kentucky JR C Matt Rice
            159. Southern Illinois SR C Tyler Bullock
            160. Embry-Riddle SR C Austin Goolsby
            161. Oklahoma State JR C Kevin David
            162. Rice SR C Diego Seastrunk
            163. Ohio State JR C Dan Burkhart
            164. Chipola JC SO 1B Cody Martin
            165. Tennessee JR 1B Cody Hawn
            166. Central Florida SR OF Shane Brown
            167. Michigan State SR OF Eli Boike
            168. Texas Tech JR C Jeremy Mayo
            169. New Mexico JR C Rafael Neda
            170. Louisville SR C Jeff Arnold
            171. Mississippi JR 1B Matt Smith
            172. Pittsburgh JR OF John Schultz
            173. North Carolina SR 2B Dallas Poulk
            174. South Carolina SR 1B Nick Ebert
            175. Oklahoma State JR 1B Dean Green
            176. Connecticut JR 2B Pierre LePage
            177. Pittsburgh JR C Kevan Smith
            178. Manhattan JR OF Mike McCann
            179. James Madison SR OF Matt Browning
            180. Florida State JR OF Mike McGee
            181. Florida State JR 3B Stuart Tapley
            182. San Francisco SR Derek Poppert
            183. Middle Tennessee State SR 1B Blake McDade
            184. Kent State JR 2B Jared Humphreys
            185. Nebraska SR OF Adam Bailey
            186. Texas SR OF Russell Moldenhauer
            187. Creighton JR SS Elliot Soto
            188. North Carolina State SR OF Kyle Wilson
            189. Florida SR OF Matt Den Dekker
            190. Louisville JR OF Josh Richmond
            191. Washington SO OF Caleb Brown
            192. Indiana State SR OF Ryan Strausborger
            193. San Diego State JR OF Cory Vaughn
            194. Bowling Green SR 3B Derek Spencer
            195. Arizona State SR 1B Kole Calhoun
            196. Sam Houston State JR 2B Braden Riley
            197. Pacific JR 2B JB Brown
            198. Howard JC SO 2B Marcellous Biggins
            199. Georgia State SO OF Joey Wood
            200. Stanford JR OF Kellen Kiilsgaard
            201. Sonoma State JR OF Tillman Pugh
            202. Samford SR OF David Schulze
            203. Dallas Baptist JR OF Jason Krizan
            204. Cal Poly SR OF Luke Yoder
            205. Georgia Tech JR OF Chase Burnette
            206. Texas JR OF Tant Shepherd
            207. Wright State SR OF Casey McGrew
            208. Virginia Tech SR OF Steve Domecus
            209. Texas A&M SR OF Brodie Greene
            210. Ohio State SR OF Zach Hurley
            211. Sam Houston State JR OF Mark Hudson
            212. Rice SR 1B Jimmy Comerota
            213. Long Beach State SO 1B Joey Terdoslavich
            214. Auburn SR C Ryan Jenkins
            215. Mississippi JR C Miles Hamblin
            216. Western Michigan SR OF Chris Lewis
            217. Georgia Tech JR OF Jeff Rowland
            218. Rice JR OF Michael Fuda
            219. Virginia JR OF John Barr
            220. Florida Gulf Coast JR OF Josh Chester
            221. Richmond SR 3B Cameron Brown
            222. Mississippi State JR C Wes Thigpen
            223. Chipola FR 3B Michael Revell
            224. East Carolina JR OF Trent Whitehead
            225. UCLA JR OF Brett Krill
            226. Clemson JR OF Addison Johnson
            227. Clemson SR OF Wilson Boyd
            228. Siena SR OF Anthony Giansanti
            229. Auburn JR OF Justin Fradejas
            230. Kentucky SO OF Navarro Hall
            231. Xavier JR OF John McCambridge
            232. Mississippi JR OF Tim Ferguson
            233. Louisiana Lafayette SR OF Kyle Olasin
            234. Rice JR OF Chad Mozingo
            235. San Diego JR OF Kevin Muno
            236. Boston College JR OF Robbie Anston
            237. Ohio State SR OF Michael Stephens
            238. Kennesaw State SR SS Tyler Stubblefield
            239. Central Florida JR 1B Jonathan Griffin
            240. New Orleans JR OF Michael Petello
            241. Rutgers SR C Jayson Hernandez
            242. Minnesota SR C Kyle Knudson
            243. Florida Atlantic JR SS Nick DelGuidice
            244. Delaware SR 1B Ryan Cuneo
            245. Community College of Southern Nevada SO 1B Trent Cook
            246. Houston SR C Chris Wallace
            247. Fresno Pacific SR C Wes Dorrell
            248. North Carolina SR SS Ryan Graepel
            249. Cal State Fullerton SR C Billy Marcoe
            250. Vanderbilt SR C Andrew Giobbi
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