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Early 2012 MLB Draft Rankings: ACC Pitchers and Hitters

Our whirlwind tour of the ACC is just about over. Below are the conference’s top 50 pitching prospects for the 2012 MLB Draft. Below that is the list of the top 50 hitting prospects for the 2012 MLB Draft. I have notes on literally every guy on the list (and dozens more who didn’t make the cut), so feel free to scream at me in the comments or via email. If you do that, we can get into the “how’s” and “why’s” of this particular list’s genesis. That’s why making lists and rankings is hard work. Doing everything that goes into a ranking take so much time and effort that once the list is finalized and I’m proud of what I’ve done, the thought of writing out the rationale on top of everything seems like overkill. But the reader is stuck with only a list, which, if we’re being totally honest, doesn’t add a whole lot of value to the draft conversation. All the fun baseball stuff gets lost along the way. I suppose that’s just the long way of saying, yes, I’d love to add commentary now, but, hey, it’s opening day! Time to watch some real live college baseball for the first time in way too long. Until the games start, enjoy more lists!


  1. Duke JR RHP Marcus Stroman
  2. Georgia Tech JR RHP Buck Farmer
  3. North Carolina JR RHP Michael Morin
  4. Virginia JR RHP Branden Kline
  5. Clemson JR RHP Kevin Brady
  6. Clemson JR RHP Dominic Leone
  7. Clemson JR RHP Scott Firth
  8. Miami JR RHP EJ Encinosa
  9. Georgia Tech JR RHP Luke Bard
  10. North Carolina JR LHP RC Orlan
  11. Miami JR RHP Eric Whaley
  12. Virginia Tech JR RHP Patrick Scoggin
  13. Wake Forest JR LHP Tim Cooney
  14. Miami JR LHP Steven Ewing
  15. Virginia SR LHP Scott Silverstein
  16. North Carolina JR RHP Chris Munnelly
  17. North Carolina JR RHP Cody Penny
  18. Miami JR RHP Eric Nedeljkovic
  19. Florida State SR RHP Hunter Scantling
  20. Wake Forest rJR RHP Daniel Marrs
  21. Clemson rJR LHP Joseph Moorefield
  22. Miami SR LHP Eric Erickson
  23. Clemson rSO RHP Mike Kent
  24. Virginia Tech JR RHP Joe Mantiply
  25. Virginia JR RHP Whit Mayberry
  26. Maryland SR RHP Sander Beck
  27. Maryland SR RHP Brett Harman
  28. Wake Forest SR RHP Michael Dimock
  29. Virginia JR RHP Joel Effertz
  30. Duke SR RHP David Putnam
  31. North Carolina SR RHP Jimmy Messer
  32. NC State JR RHP Chris Overman
  33. Duke JR RHP Chase Bebout
  34. Wake Forest JR LHP Brian Holmes
  35. NC State JR RHP Ethan Ogburn
  36. Virginia SR RHP Justin Thompson
  37. NC State JR RHP Danny Healey
  38. Virginia Tech rSR RHP Marc Zecchino
  39. Wake Forest JR RHP Justin Van Grouw
  40. Virginia Tech JR RHP Clark Labitan
  41. NC State rSR RHP Gary Gillheeney
  42. Florida State SR RHP Adam Simmons
  43. Florida State JR RHP Robert Benincasa
  44. Wake Forest JR LHP Niko Spezial
  45. NC State JR RHP Ryan Wilkins
  46. Boston College rSO RHP Matt Alvarez
  47. Wake Forest SR RHP Gabe Feldman
  48. Clemson JR RHP Jonathan Meyer
  49. Florida State SR LHP Brian Busch
  50. Virginia Tech JR RHP Jake Joyce


  1. Clemson JR 1B Richie Shaffer
  2. Florida State JR 1B Jayce Boyd
  3. Florida State JR 2B Devon Travis
  4. Virginia JR SS Stephen Bruno
  5. Miami JR SS Stephen Perez
  6. Georgia Tech SO OF Kyle Wren
  7. Georgia Tech JR OF Brandon Thomas
  8. North Carolina JR 1B/OF Cody Stubbs
  9. North Carolina JR 2B/SS Tommy Coyle
  10. Florida State JR SS Justin Gonzalez
  11. Miami SR C Peter O’Brien
  12. North Carolina SR C Jacob Stallings
  13. Virginia JR SS Chris Taylor
  14. Florida State SR OF James Ramsey
  15. Wake Forest JR OF/RHP Mac Williamson
  16. North Carolina JR OF Chaz Frank
  17. Virginia JR SS/OF Reed Gragnani
  18. Georgia Tech SR 1B/LHP Jake Davies
  19. Virginia Tech rJR 1B/OF Andrew Rash
  20. Wake Forest JR 1B/LHP Matt Conway
  21. Virginia Tech rSO OF Tyler Horan
  22. Duke JR C Jeff Kremer
  23. Virginia Tech rSO C Chad Morgan
  24. Miami SR OF Rony Rodriguez
  25. NC State JR OF Tarran Senay
  26. NC State JR 3B/C Danny Canela
  27. Miami JR OF Chantz Mack
  28. Clemson JR C Spencer Kieboom
  29. Clemson SR OF Brad Felder
  30. NC State SR OF Brett Williams
  31. Georgia Tech SR 2B Conner Winn
  32. Georgia Tech SR OF Jarrett Didrick
  33. Wake Forest JR C Brett Armour
  34. Wake Forest JR SS Pat Blair
  35. NC State rSR OF Ryan Mathews
  36. Clemson SR C Phil Pohl
  37. Virginia SR 1B Jared King
  38. Miami JR 1B Cade Kreuter
  39. Virginia SR 2B Keith Werman
  40. Clemson JR OF Thomas Brittle
  41. Georgia Tech JR 2B Sam Dove
  42. NC State JR SS Matt Bergquist
  43. NC State JR SS Chris Diaz
  44. Maryland SR 3B Tomo Delp
  45. Miami JR 2B/3B Michael Broad
  46. Florid State SR 3B Sherman Johnson
  47. Wake Forest SR 3B/OF Carlos Lopez
  48. Duke SR OF Will Piwnica-Worms
  49. Wake Forest JR 2B Mark Rhine
  50. Clemson SR 3B/SS Jason Stolz

1 Comment

  1. […] Early 2012 MLB Draft Rankings: ACC Pitchers and Hitters « The … All the fun baseball stuff gets lost along the way. I suppose that’s just the long way of saying, yes, I’d love to add commentary now, but, hey, it’s opening day! Time to watch some real live college baseball for the first time in way too long. — Thu, 16 Feb 2012 20:47:26 -0800 […]

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