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2011 MLB Draft Outfielder Rankings Resource Page

For more on the top fifty college and top thirty high school 2011 outfield prospects…

Final 2011 MLB Draft College Outfielder Rankings

Final 2011 MLB Draft High School Outfielder Rankings

…and for a combined top fifty list of all 2011 draft-eligible outfield prospects, go get ‘em while they’re hot…

1. OF Bubba Starling (Gardner-Edgerton HS, Kansas)

2. OF Josh Bell (Jesuit College Prep School, Texas)

3. OF Brandon Nimmo (Cheyenne East HS, Wyoming)

4. Connecticut JR OF George Springer

5. OF Granden Goetzman (Palmetto HS, Florida)

6. Miami-Dade CC SO OF Brian Goodwin

7. OF Senquez Golson (Pascaagoula HS, Mississippi)

8. Louisiana State JR OF Mikie Mahtook

9. OF Carl Thomore (East Brunswick HS, New Jersey)

10. OF Roman Quinn (Port St. Joe HS, Florida)

11. OF Derek Fisher (Cedar Crest HS, Pennsylvania)

12. Alabama JR OF Taylor Dugas

13. South Carolina JR OF Jackie Bradley

14. Valparaiso JR OF Kyle Gaedele

15. OF Williams Jerez (Grand Street HS, New York)

16. OF Ben Roberts (Missoula Sentinel HS, Montana)

17. Texas Christian JR OF Jason Coats

18. Indiana JR OF Alex Dickerson

19. OF Dwight Smith (McIntosh HS, Georgia)

20. OF Larry Greene (Berrien HS, Georgia)

21. OF Mason Robbins (George County HS, Mississippi)

22. OF Billy Flamion (Central Catholic HS, California)

23. Miami SO OF Zeke DeVoss

24. Santa Fe CC FR OF Trey Griffin

25. Central Arizona CC SO OF Keenyn Walker

26. OF James Harris (Oakland Technical HS, California)

27. Rice JR OF Jeremy Rathjen

28. Western Kentucky SO OF Kes Carter

29. Central Florida SO OF Ronnie Richardson

30. Kansas State JR OF Nick Martini

31. Arizona State JR OF Johnny Ruettiger

32. OF Josh Tobias (Southeast Guilford HS, North Carolina)

33. OF Sean Trent (Bishop Moore Catholic HS, Florida)

34. Clemson JR OF Will Lamb

35. Texas SO OF Cohl Walla

36. Georgia JR OF Zach Cone

37. OF Shawon Dunston (Valley Christian HS, California)

38. OF Charles Tilson (New Trier HS, Illinois)

39. Clemson SR OF Jeff Schaus

40. OF Tyler Gibson (Stratford Academy, Georgia)

41. OF John Norwood (Seton Hall Prep HS, New Jersey)

42. OF Gabriel Rosa (International Baseball Academy, Puerto Rico)

43. Florida International JR OF Pablo Bermudez

44. OF Michael Reed (Leander HS, Texas)

45. OF Jo-El Bennett (Houston Academy, Alabama)

46. OF Dakota Smith (Lansing HS, Kansas)

47. Oral Roberts JR OF Brandon King

48. Wright State JR OF Tristan Moore

49. Florida State SR OF Mike McGee

50. Kent State SR OF Ben Klafczynski

Final 2011 MLB Draft High School Outfielder Rankings

1. OF Bubba Starling (Gardner-Edgerton HS, Kansas)

[plus speed; really good bat speed; patient approach; plus raw power; 88-93 FB; very good 73-76 CB that could be plus in time; 6-4, 180; plus CF range; hit tool is legit; everything you’d look for in a prep player, including rapid improvement in last year]

2. OF Josh Bell (Jesuit College Prep School, Texas)

[two most common comps: Dom Brown and Cliff Floyd; good arm for center, but not a prototypical RF arm; good range in CF but probably won’t stick; really mature approach; swing is short and sweet, but has physical strength to hit for big power; born to swing the bat; 6-3, 195]

3. OF Brandon Nimmo (Cheyenne East HS, Wyoming)

[good athlete; above-average arm well suited for RF; above-average speed would work in CF; good approach; gifted natural hitter; gap power; 6-3, 185]

4. OF Granden Goetzman (Palmetto HS, Florida)

[plus speed; plus raw power; arm enough for 3B or RF; raw; lots of range in CF; bat is raw, but quick; huge upside gamble; 6-3, 200]

5. OF Senquez Golson (Pascaagoula HS, Mississippi)

[great athlete; plus-plus speed; plus defensive upside in CF; strong arm; Jared Mitchell comp; quick bat; above-average raw power; 6-0, 180]

6. OF Carl Thomore (East Brunswick HS, New Jersey)

[above-average speed; shows all five tools; above-average power; plus bat speed; above-average arm; personal favorite]

7. OF Roman Quinn (Port St. Joe HS, Florida)

[crazy plus-plus (80) speed; quick bat; strong arm; gap power; like him a lot; tremendous range in CF; 5-10, 165]

8. OF Derek Fisher (Cedar Crest HS, Pennsylvania)

[plus speed; solid arm; good athlete; good bat; RF arm; huge raw power; too much swing and miss; too aggressive; 6-3, 210]

9. OF Williams Jerez (Grand Street HS, New York)

[plus athlete; good speed, but might not have instincts for CF; plus arm; extremely raw; average raw power; 6-4, 190]

10. OF Ben Roberts (Missoula Sentinel HS, Montana)

[plus speed; plus arm; CF defense; 6-4, 200 pounds]

11. OF Dwight Smith (McIntosh HS, Georgia)

[very quick bat; natural hitter; good approach; above-average speed; below-average arm; seen as a bat only prospect by most; 5-9]

12. OF Larry Greene (Berrien HS, Georgia)

[really good raw power; good athlete; strong defender, but arm limits him to LF]

13. OF Mason Robbins (George County HS, Mississippi)

[well-rounded five-tool player with no standout tool; underrated  arm; average speed; interesting gap power that has plus upside; fantastic approach; likely LF in pros; better athlete than given credit]

14. OF Billy Flamion (Central Catholic HS, California)

[plus bat speed; special sound; plus lefthanded pull power; above-average arm; average speed; average range in corner, likely LF; good athlete; lots of swing and miss]

15. OF James Harris (Oakland Technical HS, California)

[plus-plus range in CF; plus runner; plus athlete; limited raw power; bat has a long way to go; iffy arm; classic leadoff hitter approach]

16. OF Josh Tobias (Southeast Guilford HS, North Carolina)

[above-average to plus-plus speed; very strong; plus raw power; leadoff profile; ability to stick in CF will make or break him]

17. OF Sean Trent (Bishop Moore Catholic HS, Florida)

[strong to plus arm ready for RF; natural hitter; could be tried anywhere defensively including C and 3B; good enough speed for outfield corner]

18. OF Shawon Dunston (Valley Christian HS, California)

[plus athlete; plus speed; plus range; iffy arm; limited power, but has shown more pop to gaps this spring; super raw]

19. OF Charles Tilson (New Trier HS, Illinois)

[plus-plus speed, but that may be overstated; good range; strong hit tool; good arm; 6-0, 175]

20. OF Tyler Gibson (Stratford Academy, Georgia)

[plus raw power; could be stuck in LF; solid speed; pro body; pretty swing]

21. OF John Norwood (Seton Hall Prep HS, New Jersey)

[plus speed; good bat speed; potential plus defender; not a lot of power; average bat; strong arm; great athlete; 6-2, 190]

22. OF Gabriel Rosa (International Baseball Academy, Puerto Rico)

[good raw power; good speed; average arm; swing is a mess; may or may not stick in CF as converted SS]

23. OF Michael Reed (Leander HS, Texas)

[strong; plus arm; average speed; raw bat; shows all five tools]

24. OF Jo-El Bennett (Houston Academy, Alabama)

[plus range in corner, solid in CF; good arm; plus athlete; good speed; plus bat speed; plus-plus first name]

25. OF Dakota Smith (Lansing HS, Kansas)

[good athlete; plus runner; low-90s FB; plus arm; good power; 5-11, 175]

26. OF Aaron Brown (Chatsworth HS, California)

[good speed; good athlete; some power upside; big arm; average in corner spot; 6-1, 205]

27. OF Eric Snyder (Edison HS, California)

[leadoff man profile; very good defensively; strong UCLA commit; good on the bases; very intriguing hit tool; 5-11, 155]

28. OF Richard Prigatano (St. Francis HS, California)

[above-average hit tool; above-average raw power; average speed; good arm; average range in corner]

29. OF Michael Conforto (Redmond HS, Washington)

[bat and power will carry him because no other tool is above-average]

30. OF Nigel Nootbaar (El Segundo HS, California):

[good speed; plus arm; 88 FB; 74 CB; 81 CU; 6-3, 190]

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