6/27/09

2010 MLB Draft - The Early Line

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RHP:

1. Anthony Ranaudo – LSU – 6-7, 231… drafted in 11th round 2007 draft… superb command… fastball 92-94 range… nasty curve which he can locate for strikes… decent changeup… deceptive delivery and great command… very polished… velocity way down in 2009 CWS… had tendinitis as freshman… 2009: 10-3, 2.95, 147K, 109.2 IP, oba: .198…

2. Seth Blair - Arizona State – 6-2, 190… posted 1.55 ERA in 2008 Cape Cod league… 2009 at ASU: 7-2, 3.16… fastball 88-92, touches 95… average slider.

3. Matt Harvey – North Carolina… was 3rd round pick by the Angels out of high school and turned down a $1mil offer. Low-90s fastball that touches 95. Excellent curveball… average changeup… comes from ¾ arm slot… changeup 78-81… breaking ball 76-79… works quickly from stretch… 2009: 7-2, 5.35, 78K, 70.2 IP


4. Justin Grimm – Georgia… 6-4, 193… drafted in 13 round by Red Sox in 2007… excellent velocity… fastball hits 96… 4-4, 41.5 in 2009.

5. Cameron Bedrosian – East Coweta HS (GA.) – son of Steve Bedrosian… low-90’s fastball… big breaking ball… hard power curve…

6. Brett Eibner – Arkansas – 6-4… not sure if he prospects out as an outfield or a pitcher… fastball hits 95…

7. Drew Pomeranz – Ole Miss – drafted 12th round 2007 by Rangers… fastball 90-94, curve 78-80

8. Justin O’Connor - Cowan High School (IN) – also could be drafted as shortstop… fastball touches 99…

9. A.J. Cole – Oveido High School (FL) – 6-5, 190 - overpowering righty… fastball sits in the 94-95 range… one of the best arms coming out of high school… fastball: 90-93… good depth on his curve…

10. Brandon Workman – Texas – 6-5, 220… fastball in the 89-92 range… hard curveball.

11. Eric Ricks – Jenkins HS (GA) – 6-4, 195 – 2009: 10-1, gave up only 32 hits in 69.2 IP… ERA: 0.56. Fastball in low 80’s… good curve… 90Ks, 22 BB…

12. Caleb Smith – Abundant Life (SC) – 2009: 5-1, 1.08, 60K in 32.2 IP… .490/.581/1.037, 7 HRs, 41 RBIs in 51 at bats – won State Championship in 2009
13. Luke Taylor - Woodinville HS

14. Sam Lindquist - Eastside Catholic HS

15. Jamerson Taillon – The Woodlands HS (TX) – fastball in the low 90s… 12-6 curve is already a good out pitch…

16. Cam Thomas – Abundant Life (SC) – won State Championship in 2009 – 6-4, 190 – 5-0, 1.47, 33K, 19.0 IP – SP2 and 1st string catcher: .449/.542/.939.



LHP:


1. Josh Osich - Oregon State – fastball sits at 97… devastating curve…

2. Drew Pomerance – Mississippi – ace of Ole Miss staff in 2009… 8-4, 3.40, 16 starts… struck out 124, walked 37 in 95.1 IP… was drafted by Rangers in the 12th round of the 2007 draft…

3. Cam Booser, LHP, Fife HS

4. Scotty Burris, LHP, Univ. of Portland

5. Drew Vettleson, OF/LHP, Central Kitsap HS

6. Josh Osich, LHP, Oregon State


C:

1. Bryce Harper – Las Vegas High School –

From Rob Nyer, in 2008, as a 15-yr. old: Harper has a power bat and a plus throwing arm that "already grades out to 70 on the 20 to 80 scouting scale," according to Dave Perkin of Baseball America. During infield prior to the game, Harper, in full gear, rifled the ball out of a crouch to second and third base with precision. Upon seeing him in action, I marked down "+ + arm" next to his name in my program. Although the rap on him is that he's not all that fast, I thought he ran very well from home to third on that triple, especially considering his age, size, and power. The kid is nothing if not impressive.

As a 16-year old, Harper hit .626 in 2009, with 14 home runs and 55 RBIs in 115 at-bats for the Wildcats this season. He hit 22 doubles, nine triples and stole 36 bases. He only struck out five times. He also scored nine times on wild pitches… from 2nd base.

5/09: played a three-game travel schedule… hit 11-12, with 10 HRs and one double


2. Yasmani Grandal – Miami – taken in the 27th round of the 2007 draft by Boston… excellent power and plate discipline… strong arm… needs work on his skills…

3. Mitch Karraker, C, Univ. of Oregon


1B:


1. Troy Scott, 1B, Univ. of Washington



SS:


1. Christian Colon – Cal State Fullerton – excellent defense… only 11 errors as a sophomore… projects out as catcher… handles the bat well… could be best infielder in the draft… toolsy… led the 2008 US National team with 26 hits… hits to all fields… excellent defensive player with strong arm, great hands, and incredible range… excellent power for middle fielder… great bat speed… walked only 7.8% in 2009… drafted in the 10th round in 2007 by the Padres… freshman All-American… hit .352 as sophomore… projected as second baseman.

2. Yorby Cabrera – Lakeland HS (FL) – father Tigers’ minor league coach… also a pitcher but projected as a third baseman… FB 94 range… pro arm in the field…

3. Kaleb Cowart – Cook County HS (GA.) – excellent pitcher but wants to be an every day player… very athletic… swings bat well… good hands… may project out at third…



3B:

1. Jake Lamb – Bishop Blanchet HS (WA.) –

2. Zack Cox - Arkansas – draft-eligible sophomore… 3B tools and excellent bat speed… has had back problems.

3. Victor Sanchez – San Diego – was drafted 25th by Cubs in 2007… lots of raw power… 12 HRs as freshman… injured most of sophomore year… shortstop in high school…



OF:

1. Trey Griffin – MLK H.S. (Stockbridge, GA.) – 5-tooler… quickly reads ball off of bat… good speed… also plays SS… incredible hands… power to all fields.

2. Bryce Brentz – Middle Tennessee State – has the most raw power in the draft class… incredible bat command and speed… projects out as a first baseman.

3. Leon Landry - LSU

4. Josh Sale - Bishop Blanchet HS (WA) – 6-1, 195, L/L …

5. Gary Brown – Cal State Fullerton – also plays 3B and projects out as a 2Bman… excellent speed… needs to develop consistency.

6. Austin Wilson – Harvard-Westlake H.S. (CA.) – has most power of the draft… not polished, but who cares… hit two 500+ HRs at Florida showcase, both to different parts of the field. One scout said he’s a “young Adam Jones”…

7. Kevin Keyes – Texas – 6-4, 225… excellent bat speed and strength… 2nd on team in 2009 in HRs and doubles… charts out as a RFer… average arm

8. Jarrett Parker – Virginia – 6-4, 205 junior… excellent size, power, speed, and defense… zero HRs as a freshman, 15 as a sophomore… struck out 76 times in 259 at bats.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd include Indiana University's Blake Monar in the top LHPs. Fastball only sits high 80s-low 90s, but he is more of the solid college lefty type with 4 good pitches. Saw him in the Cape, and I was very impressed.

Anonymous said...

3B Jake Lamb was drafted this year by the Pirates, didn't sign and is headed to UWashington.

Mack said...

thanks for the correction and update

Anonymous said...

LHP Chris Sale was the Cape Cod MVP so he should definitely be on this list!

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