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2011 MLB Draft – Top 30 College SS Follow List

The difference between Miller, Motter, and Panik is slight enough that ranking them was nothing more than a flip of my very rare, three-sided coin. I feel much more strongly that Miller, Motter, and Panik are in fact the top three college shortstop prospects. All three players have the defensive tools to stick at short (Miller is probably the most questionable, but count me as a believer), and, at minimum, all profile as average big league players capable of playing anywhere in the infield as a pro. After that, things are wide open. Shortstop and catcher are both really tricky positions to judge as an outsider because many pro teams have very specific types of players they target at those spots. In this case, I tried to err on the side of defense, athleticism, and likelihood of staying at the position professionally, but a few prospects with more bat than glove (e.g. Featherston and Serna) offered skill sets too intriguing to ignore. I’m hoping tomorrow’s expanded commentary on this list will shed some light on the thought process behind many of the picks, but I’m happy to answer any questions in the meantime. Until then, here’s what I’ve got…

  1. Clemson JR SS Brad Miller
  2. Coastal Carolina JR SS Taylor Motter
  3. St. John’s JR SS Joe Panik
  4. Connecticut JR SS Nick Ahmed
  5. Michigan SO SS Derek Dennis
  6. UCLA JR SS Tyler Rahmatulla
  7. TCU JR SS Taylor Featherston
  8. Oregon JR SS KC Serna
  9. Virginia Military Institute SR SS Sam Roberts
  10. Texas Tech JR SS Kelby Tomlinson
  11. Long Beach State JR SS Kirk Singer
  12. Southeast Missouri State JR SS Kenton Parmley
  13. Lake Erie College SS Ryan Rua
  14. California JR SS Marcus Semien
  15. Vanderbilt SO SS Sam Lind
  16. Troy SR SS Adam Bryant
  17. Army SR SS Clint Moore
  18. South Carolina JR SS Peter Mooney
  19. LSU JR SS Austin Nola
  20. Texas JR SS Brandon Loy
  21. LSU JR SS Tyler Hanover
  22. Tampa JR SS Taylor Wrenn
  23. James Madison SR SS David Herbek
  24. Southeastern Louisiana JR SS Justin Boudreaux
  25. Virginia Tech JR SS Ronnie Shaban
  26. Virginia Tech SR SS Tim Smalling
  27. Oklahoma JR SS Caleb Bushyhead
  28. South Florida JR SS Sam Mende
  29. Minnesota JR SS AJ Pettersen
  30. Wichita State JR SS Tyler Grimes

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