The Baseball Draft Report

Home » 2011 MLB Draft » Final Shadow Draft Selections and Day Three Best Remaining (Unsignable) Prospect Big Board

Final Shadow Draft Selections and Day Three Best Remaining (Unsignable) Prospect Big Board

Shadow drafting for the Phillies, here are my top thirty picks. Questions of signability almost render an exercise like this meaningless, but I tried to be as realistic as I could. I also tried to select backups for my most questionable picks (e.g. Preston Tucker reportedly has very high demands, so I grabbed Taylor Ard as a contingency plan). I also tried to stack positions with a college prospect and a prep prospect, as in the case with drafting Matt Skole and Matt Dean, both 3B, in back to back rounds. Here’s what I wound up with…

1.39 Kent State SO LHP Andrew Chafin
2.66 Academia la Milagrosa (PR) RHP Jorge Lopez
2.90 La Costa Canyon HS (CA) 2B Phillip Evans
4.151 Georgia Tech JR 3B Matt Skole
5.181 The Colony HS (TX) 3B Matt Dean
6.211 Texas State JR RHP Carson Smith
7.241 San Marcos HS (CA) C Riley Moore
8.271 St. John’s Prep (MA) RHP Pat Connaughton
9.301 Vanderbilt SR C Curt Casali
10.331 West Boca Raton HS (FL) SS Tyler Greene
11.361 TCU JR OF Jason Coats
12.391 Coastal Carolina JR SS Taylor Motter
13.421 Vanderbilt JR RHP Navery Moore
14.451 Downers Grove HS (IL) RHP Nick Burdi
15.481 George County HS (MS) OF Mason Robbins
16.511 Carroll HS (TX) RHP John Curtiss
17.541 Florida JR 1B Preston Tucker
18.571 Santa Fe CC FR OF Trey Griffin
19.601 Central Catholic HS (CA) OF Billy Flamion
20.631 Lake City HS (SC) 2B Shon Carson
21.661 Bishop Amat HS (CA) 1B Wallace Gonzalez
22.691 Central Florida SO OF Ronnie Richardson
23.721 Mississippi JR LHP Matt Crouse
24.751 Washington State JR 1B Taylor Ard
25.781 Winthrop JR RHP Tyler Mizenko
26.811 Minnesota SR RHP Scott Matyas
27.841 Rock Falls HS (IL) RHP Jake Junis
28.871 TL Hanna HS (SC) C Garrett Boulware
29.901 Parkway HS (LA) RHP Carson Baranik
30.931 Southeast Guilford HS (NC) OF Josh Tobias

…and here is a look at my best shot at a big board telling you who the best available prospects in the 2011 MLB are (alternate title: players who are in no way signable, but fun to dream about). I’ll add to this as the night goes on. In the meantime, if I included somebody who was already drafted then please let me know in the comments or via email…

  1. RHP John Curtiss (Carroll HS, Texas)
  2. RHP Pat Connaughton (St. John’s Prep, Massachusetts)
  3. RHP Benton Moss (Rocky Mount HS, North Carolina)
  4. C Elvin Soto (Xaverian HS, New York)
  5. C Garrett Boulware (TL Hanna HS, South Carolina)
  6. RHP Carson Baranik (Parkway HS, Louisiana)
  7. 2B Trent Gilbert (Torrance HS, California)
  8. SS Julius Gaines (Luella HS, Georgia)
  9. RHP Jake Reed (Helix HS, California)
  10. Santa Fe CC FR OF Trey Griffin
  11. 2B Shon Carson (Lake City HS, South Carolina)
  12. 1B Rookie Davis (Dixon HS, North Carolina)
  13. RHP Dylan Davis (Redmond HS, Washington)
  14. RHP Michael Cederoth (Steele Canyon HS, California)
  15. Rice JR OF Jeremy Rathjen
  16. North Carolina JR C Jacob Stallings
  17. Central Florida SO OF Ronnie Richardson
  18. OF Josh Tobias (Southeast Guilford HS, North Carolina)
  19. C Grayson Greiner (Blythewood HS, South Carolina)
  20. OF Sean Trent (Bishop Moore Catholic HS, Florida)
  21. Texas SO OF Cohl Walla
  22. Wichita State SO 1B Johnny Coy
  23. 3B Nicholas Howard (St. John’s College HS, Washington DC)
  24. RHP Jerrick Suiter (Valparaiso HS, Indiana)
  25. RHP Ricky Jacquez (Franklin HS, Texas)
  26. 2B Dante Flores (St. John Bosco HS, California)
  27. Arizona JR C Jett Bandy
  28. C Brandon Sedell (American Heritage HS, Florida)
  29. RHP Ryan Keller (West Ranch HS, California)
  30. RHP Danny Keller (Newbury Park HS, California)
  31. Stanford JR LHP Brett Mooneyham
  32. Texas JR RHP Austin Dicharry
  33. LHP Philip Pfeifer (Farragut HS, Tennessee)
  34. LHP Dillon Peters (Cathedral HS, Indiana)
  35. 3B Austin Slater (The Bolles School, Florida)
  36. 1B Ryan Krill (Portage Central HS, Michigan)
  37. TCU SO 3B Jantzen Witte
  38. SS Drake Roberts (Brenham HS, Texas)
  39. SS Mikal Hill (Mallard Creek HS, North Carolina)
  40. 3B Hunter Cole (Moore HS, South Carolina)
  41. RHP Taylor Nunez (Salmen HS, Louisiana)


  1. Jennifer says:

    What about RHP Aaron Wilkerson from Cumberland University. He has been 1st Team All-American for the last two years in a row. He has unbelievalbe stats. He is 6’3” 195lbs. He is an awesome pitcher for the Cumberland bulldogs. He helped them win the NAIA world series last year and make it all the way to the world series this year. I want to know why no one is bragging about him. I think that Aaron should be added to a scouting report somewhere.

    • Rob Ozga says:

      His numbers and his size both look really good, but I’ll be honest and admit I don’t know anything beyond what you just told me. Sorry. Any reports on his stuff, i.e. what kind of pitches he throws?

      • Jennifer says:

        He throws a fast ball 92-96, he throws a change, curve, and sinker. He can vary his speeds from a consistant 93 to a change at 78. I wish I had more information for you. I am not a scout, I wish I could get into the scouting reports for more information. Maybe you know someone who can look them up.

  2. Jennifer says:

    He has been contacted by a couple of scouts this year and last so they have to have some stats on him somewhere. I know that he was 14-1 last year with an 2.16ERA He went 26+ scoreless innings this year. I am just trying to get his name out there somewhere because he deserves this opportunity. Thank you for any help you can give.

    • Rob Ozga says:

      That’s good information, thanks. The repertoire sounds pro quality to me and his college stats are outstanding. I can ask around for more information and I’ll definitely have my fingers crossed for him tomorrow.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: