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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 75 College Lefthanded Pitching Prospects

Three things before we get to the rankings of the top 75 (!) college lefthanded pitching prospects…

(1) It is absolutely my intent, time permitting, to explain some of these choices in greater depth, but my time management skills have bitten me in the butt again and now I’m trying to focus first and foremost on just getting all of the rankings out there before draft day. Love the rankings, hate the rankings…it’s all good, and I’m happy to debate on any particular placement, but, for now, hopefully they can serve as a handy resource if nothing else.

(2) If you’ve made a comment on or emailed me about any of the previous college player rankings, thank you. Seriously, thanks. I love comments and I’m being 100% truthful when I say I’ve yet to get an uninformed one since starting this site a little over a year ago. I apologize for not giving responses in a timely manner, but I’ve got a quick feature based on a few of the comments/emails that I think will at least partially make up for it.

(3) The rankings of top college outfielders should be published on Wednesday, followed by the complete 2010 MLB Draft college position player big board. Thursday should bring the top 100 (give or take) college righthanded pitching prospect list, followed by the complete 2010 MLB Draft college pitching big board. Then it’ll be a flurry of high school lists before culminating in the last pre-draft big board and, maybe, a final stab at a mock. This is going to be a fun week.

Alright, enough of that. Apologies for the ugly formatting, but I couldn’t figure out a way to lay everything out so that it was any easy to read than this. Enjoy.

1. Florida Gulf Coast JR LHP 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)

2. Kentucky/Grand Prairie AirHogs SR LHP James Paxton

90-94 FB, peaks at 97; plus CB; CU needs work, but enough there to believe it’ll be average with work; 6-4, 215 pounds

3. San Diego SO LHP Sammy Solis

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)

4. Mississippi JR LHP Drew Pomeranz

90-92 FB, can get it up to 94-95; good to plus KCB at 79-81; improving 80-83 CU that is now considered potential average big league offering; 6-5, 235 pounds (2.85 FIP; 13.45 K/9; 4.23 BB/9)

5. UCLA JR LHP Rob Rasmussen

89-92 FB; touched 93-94 on Cape; low-70s CB that can be plus pitch, but should be above-average at worst; 82-85 SL has potential; 81-82 CU needs more reps; easy mechanics, but can get out of whack at times; interesting JP Howell comp; 5-11, 170 pounds (3.56 FIP; 11.77 K/9; 2.65 BB/9)

6. Oregon State JR LHP Josh Osich

missed 2010 season after having Tommy John surgery; 93-96 FB, peak 98; plus CB; CU with plus potential; gambling on him past round 5 seems like it’s worth a shot, but that’s without any inside information on whether he’d even consider signing or how his rehab is going

7. Arkansas SO LHP Drew Smyly

88-92 FB with sink; has hit 93-94 in past; good low-80s SL; CB; CU; 6-3, 190 pounds (2.55 FIP; 10.65 K/9; 2.69 BB/9)

8. San Jacinto JC FR LHP Miguel Pena

87-90 FB, peak 92; hard thrower with right hand as well; really good CU; plus control; lots of positive word of mouth has me sold, but admittedly little is still known about Pena relative to other names on list

9. Miami JR LHP Chris Hernandez

86-89 FB; plus mid-80s cutter; good CU; usable SL (3.78 FIP; 10.78 K/9; 2.83 BB/9)

10. Florida JR LHP Kevin Chapman

92-95 FB; plus SL; emerging CU that has been underutilized; 6-4, 215 pounds (3.85 FIP; 9.84 K/9; 1.37 BB/9) ***

11. Tennessee JR LHP Bryan Morgado

90-92, peak 94 FB; up to 96 in relief; 78-80 average SL; average 78-81 CU; nasty CB that was rarely seen this spring; 6-3, 205 pounds (4.40 FIP; 10.27 K/9; 4.48 BB/9)

12. Oregon State JR LHP Tanner Robles

88-92 FB with really good sink, but has peaked at 94-95 FB in past; 73-75 CB that could be plus pitch in time; CU is the question; very good athlete; 6-4, 205 (3.97 FIP; 9.71 K/9; 3.08 BB/9)

13. Florida State JR LHP John Gast

low-90s FB; high-70s CB; extremely up and down with stuff; (4.30 FIP; 8.33 K/9; 3.55 BB/9)

14. Boston College JR LHP Pat Dean

87-90 FB, peak 93; plus FB command; above-average CU; average CB and SL; plus control; overuse a concern (3.06 FIP; 7.76 K/9; 1.51 BB/9)

15. Iowa SR LHP Zach Robertson

mid-to-upper 80s FB, peaking at 87-88; very  good CU with great deception; 55ish CB; smooth, clean, easily repeatable delivery; 6-1, 195 pounds (4.21 FIP; 10.15 K/9; 3.78 BB/9)

16. Auburn JR LHP Cole Nelson

91-93 FB; really good SL; good athlete; 6-7, 230 pounds (4.06 FIP; 9.29 K/9; 3.48 BB/9)

17. Chipola JC LHP Austin Wright

89-93 FB; SL and CB with real potential; CU; poor FB command has held him back; control an ongoing issue; big raw talent, but still waiting to put it all together

18. Florida Southern JR LHP Max Russell

upper-80s FB; good CB

19. UC Santa Barbara JR LHP Kevin Gelinas

90-94 FB; improving command; CB; CU; 6-5, 230 pounds

20. Tampa SR LHP Carmine Giardina

87-89 FB, peaking 91-92; has sat a tick or two higher in 2010; above-average 79-82 SL; good slow low-70s CB; decent upper-70s CU; clean mechanics; 6-3, 215 pounds

21. Coastal Carolina JR LHP Cody Wheeler

87-92 FB, peak 94; sharp 77-82 SL; good 81-83 CU; loses velocity as game goes on; (3.63 FIP; 10.05 K/9; 2.96 BB/9)

22. Missouri State SO LHP Mike Kickham

89-92 FB; 94 peak; good SL; decent CU; CB (4.48 FIP; 10.03 K/9; 2.72 BB/9)

23. Georgia SR LHP Alex McRee

89-92 with above average movement; up to mid-90s out of bullpen; 81-83 average SL; CU and CB should be average; similar delivery to BJ Ryan; 6-6, 230 pounds (3.38 FIP; 16.93 K/9; 11.69 BB/9)

24. Rice JR LHP Matt Evers

89-91 FB with plus movement, peaking at 92-93; plus cutter; 81-83 above-average SL; 82-83 above-average CU; command is improving, but still an issue; 6-3, 220 pounds ***

25. Hawaii JR LHP Sam Spangler

88-91, topping at 93-94 with FB; good hard CB; plus CU; LOOGY floor; 6-1, 190 pounds (3.12 FIP; 8.02 K/9; 3.88 BB/9)

26. Miami JR LHP Eric Erickson

coming back from Tommy John surgery; below-average FB; average CB; plus control (4.24 FIP; 8.55 K/9; 1.01 BB/9)

27. Elon JR LHP Jimmy Reyes

88-91 FB; above-average SL and CU, but both pitches are hurt by inconsistent command; 5-10, 194 pounds (3.85 FIP; 9.25 K/9; 1.89 BB/9)

28. UC Santa Barbara JR LHP Mario Hollands

heavy upper-80s FB, peaking at 92-93 on occasion; 84-85 SL; CU (4.35 FIP; 7.22 K/9; 2.57 BB/9)

29. Missouri State JR LHP Aaron Meade

upper-80s FB, peaking at 91-92 on his best day; very good to plus CU; good to plus command; (3.45 FIP; 8.96 K/9; 4.54 BB/9)

30. UC Irvine SR LHP Daniel Bibona

86-88 FB; plus CU; good cutter; SL; plus command; Randy Flores comp seems like a really strong one; similar to Manno, but better control gives him boost; 6-0, 170 (3.36 FIP; 10.30 K/9; 1.50 BB/9)

31. Duke SR LHP Chris Manno

more at 85-89 now with FB now, but has touched 90-91 in the past; quality mid-70s SL that has been inconsistent of late; plus CU; great command of FB; 6-2, 160 pounds (2.23 FIP; 11.19 K/9; 4.63 BB/9)

32. Old Dominion JR LHP Kyle Hald

85-87 FB, peak 88; plus-plus SFCU; sharp SL; CB; great fielder, great pickoff move; clean mechanics; 5-11, 175 pounds (4.26 FIP; 8.37 K/9; 2.70 BB/9)

33. San Jacinto JC SO LHP David Rollins

upper-80s FB, peak 92; solid CB; solid CU; smooth delivery; recovering from injury to non-throwing shoulder; 6-2, 185 pounds

34. Dayton SO LHP Cameron Hobson

87-91 FB with movement; good SL; solid CB; developing CU with potential; plus makeup; 6-1, 205 pounds (4.45 FIP; 7.28 K/9; 3.81 BB/9)

35. Clemson JR LHP Casey Harman

86-88 FB with good sink; plus high-70s CU; high-70s SL needs work; 6-2, 200 pounds (4.74 FIP; 8.28 K/9; 2.76 BB/9)

36. Kentucky JR LHP Logan Darnell

88-92, peak 93-94 FB; almost a sidearm delivery; good CB; 6-2, 205 pounds (4.60 FIP; 7.33 K/9; 3.18 BB/9)

37. Concordia LHP Ben Whitmore

93 peak FB; plus command

38. Sonoma State JR LHP Scott Alexander

plus FB velocity; good CB; average CU; 6-3, 210 pounds

39. North Carolina State JR LHP Grant Sasser

83-87 FB; plus SL; above-average CU; 6-0, 210 pounds (4.41 FIP; 9 K/9; 3.2 BB/9)

40. Oklahoma SR LHP JR Robinson

93 peak FB (3.88 FIP; 10.29 K/9; 3.67 BB/9)

41. Kansas State JR LHP Thomas Rooke

mid-80s FB; very good CU; CB; 5-11, 190 pounds (3.97 FIP; 12.34 K/9; 3.09 BB/9) ***

42. Oklahoma State SR LHP Tyler Lyons

88-90 FB with sink; plus command; good CB; CU (4.31 FIP; 8.93 K/9; 1.81 BB/9)

43. Oklahoma State JR LHP Thomas Keeling

90-93 FB, 95-96 peak; good 78-82 CB; often relies almost exclusively on FB; 6-3, 184 pounds (4.20 FIP; 13.43 K/9; 5.60 BB/9)

44. Pepperdine JR LHP Matt Bywater

88-89 FB with plus movement; really good slow low-70s SL; high-70s sinking CU; (3.68 FIP; 7.87 K/9; 2.59 BB/9)

45. Gonzaga JR LHP Reedy Berg

88-89 FB with good movement; plus FB command; plus CU; solid CB; 6-2, 205 pounds (4.20 FIP; 5.23 K/9; 3.05 BB/9)

46. Indiana SO LHP Blake Monar

mid- to upper-80s FB, peak at 87-88; plus CB; SL; injury set back progress in 2010; 6-2, 185 pounds

47. College of Southern Nevada LHP Bryan Harper

88-92 FB; solid 76-78 CB; emerging CU; 6-5, 190 pounds

48. Maryland JR LHP Adam Kolarek

upper-80s with FB, peak of 93-94; above-average 83-84 SL; clean delivery; 6-2, 215 pounds (4.06 FIP; 9.34 K/9; 4.79 BB/9)

49. Virginia Tech JR LHP Justin Wright

buddy who loves Virginia Tech baseball told me all I had to write here was the following: “he may be a Hokie, but he’s nothing short of a bulldog out on the mound” (4.27 FIP; 9.04 K/9; 3.01 BB/9)

50. Oklahoma State JR LHP Mike Strong

91-92 FB; holds velocity late; good hammer CB; 6-0, 170 pounds (4.42 FIP; 9.65 K/9; 4.76 BB/9)

51. UCLA JR LHP Mitch Beacom

85-87 FB; could be a LOOGY long-term; 6-8, 240 pounds (3.97 FIP; 11.72 K/9; 1.53 BB/9) ***

52. Oregon State JR LHP Kraig Sitton

93 peak FB; good SL (3.19 FIP; 8.04 K/9; 3.16 BB/9) ***

53. UCLA JR LHP Matt Grace

87-90 FB, peak 92; 78-81 CU (3.86 FIP; 7.30 K/9; 2.55 BB/9) ***

54. Louisiana Tech SO LHP Mike Jefferson

88-93 FB with plus movement; slurve that has flashed plus when closer to true SL; upper-70s CB; great move to first; 6-4, 185 pounds (5.41 FIP; 8.36 K/9; 7.26 BB/9)

55. Manatee JC SO LHP Alex Burgos

89-92 FB; good cutter

56. Arkansas Little Rock SR LHP Adam Champion

87-92 FB with tons of sink; FB sometimes dips to hittable mid-80s; plus SL; CU; 6-7, 220 pounds (4.01 FIP; 6.77 K/9; 3.02 BB/9)

57. Northwestern JR LHP Eric Jokisch

87-89 FB, peak 92; very good CB; solid CU (4.29 FIP; 6.14 K/9; 3.61 BB/9)

58. Texas Tech JR LHP Jay Johnson

89-93 FB; peak 95; FB has good movement, but iffy command; potential plus 78-80 SL; 6-2, 200 pounds (4.28 FIP; 8.46 K/9; 6.83 BB/9) ***

59. Tennessee Tech SR LHP Adam Liberatore

coming off of Tommy John surgery; 94 peak FB; very good CU (4.33 FIP; 8.61 K/9; 3.00 BB/9)

60. Kutztown SR LHP Nate Reed

83-89 FB; has been at 89-92 before; solid CB; good circle CU; control still a major issue; feels like this is the 12th year that Reed’s been draft-eligible; 6-3, 190 pounds

61. Arizona State SR LHP Josh Spence

mid-80s FB, topping at 86; above-average CU, very good CB; variety of arm angles; great command; lost 2010 due to injury

62. Tennessee SO LHP Steven Gruver

89-91 FB with more there; plus command; breaking ball and CU need work; 6-2, 205 pounds (4.90 FIP; 7.45 K/9; 2.33 BB/9)

63. Murray State SR LHP Chris Craycraft

mid- to high-80s FB with sink; good SL; good command; 6-2, 200 pounds (5.00 FIP; 6.72 K/9; 3.57 BB/9)

64. Washington State SO LHP Rusty Shellhorn

88-90 FB; average at best breaking ball and CU; excellent command; 5-10, 180 pounds (5.92 FIP; 8.16 K/9; 3.14 BB/9)

65. Central Florida JR LHP Nick Cicio

mid-80s FB; above-average CU; slurve; below-average control; 5-11, 155 pounds (4.88 FIP; 8.69 K/9; 4.73 BB/9)

66. Kansas JR LHP Walter Marciel

86-87 FB, 88-91 before TJ surgery in early 2008; solid CB; CU; very good command; 6-0, 230 pounds (4.49 FIP; 8.21 K/9; 5.18 BB/9) ***

67. Army SR LHP Matt Fouch

87-91 FB with good command; good CB; emerging CU (5.28 FIP; 5.64 K/9; 2.82 BB/9)

68. Cal Poly JR LHP Matt Leonard

88-90 FB; plus CU with great arm action; CB; improved control; 6-0, 185 pounds (5.07 FIP; 4.91 K/9; 1.84 BB/9)

69. Tulane SR LHP Matt Petiton

mid- to upper-80s FB; good CB; solid CU (5.13 FIP; 5.27 K/9; 3.16 BB/9)

70. Louisville JR LHP Bob Revesz

90 FB; usable SL (3.94 FIP; 6.51 K/9; 3.25 BB/9) ***

71. Illinois Chicago SR LHP Chris Kovacevich

86-88 FB with life; plus CU; 6-5, 220 pounds (5.34 FIP; 5.06 K/9; 3.86 BB/9)

72. Georgia Southern SR LHP Dexter Bobo

90-92 FB; shaky command; poor secondary stuff (4.94 FIP; 6.75 K/9; 3.60 BB/9)

73. Northwestern SR LHP Dave Jensen

mid-80s FB; 6-6, 190 pounds (6.11 FIP; 5.32 K/9; 3.27 BB/9) ***

74. Rice JR LHP Tony Cingrani

88-90 FB; plus CU; above-average at times CB; 6-4, 190 pounds (4.91 FIP; 5.73 K/9; 6.14 BB/9)

75. Wisconsin-Oshkosh SR LHP Ryan Demmin

mid-to-upper 80s FB; plus SL; 6-1, 210 pounds