7/20/09

Update: 2010 Draft - Infielders

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1B:

1. Troy Scott - Univ. of Washington – 6-5, 205, L/R, Junior…

2. Andy Wilkins - Arkansas … 6-2, 225, R/L… junior… excellent swing… can hit for power to all fields … 2009: .319, 19-HR, 58-RBI, 48-BB

3. Christian Yelich – Westlake HS (CA) – L/L - also plays OF… runs 60-yd in 6.8… arm strength questionable… projects out at 1B… one of the best pure hitters in draft…

4. Daniel Palka – (new) – Greer HS (SC) – 6-2, 190… also is LHP…

PG Cross Check has Plaka as the #2 high school prospect out of South Carolina and #124 in the nation

5. Chris Brooks – (new) – South Aiken HS (SC) – 6-3, 190…

PG Cross Check has Brooks ranked as the 5th SC prospect and the 216th overall in the nation…




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.

7/07 fr. www.projectprospect.com: Colon was very highly thought of out of high school, winning the MVP of the Aflac All-American game in 2007, but slid to the 10th round due to a mediocre spring and a strong commitment to the baseball factory in Fullerton. A full-time starter from the day he set foot on campus, Colon managed a .357/.442/.529 line in 2009 with 26 of his 91 hits going for extra bases. Colon shows great contact ability, only whiffing 8.0% of the time last year. Defensively he has a strong arm, solid range and outstanding instincts. Colon has always been seen as a very smart player who maximizes his abilities. While he doesn’t have the raw tools of a Grant Green or Brandon Crawford, Colon looks like a very solid bet to be an average big leaguer.

7/08: Colon became the new USA Baseball National Team (Collegiate) record holder for stolen bases in a game after he tallied four.

7-09: Fr. Keith Law/ www.espn.com : His speed is suspect and that's usually a red flag for playing shortstop, but Law insists that he can play the position at the pro level.
7-13: As of July 13, hitting .400 with a pair of homers and 27 RBIs.

7-14: hit a three-run home run in the fourth to lead Team USA to an 8-4 victory over Japan in game three of the 37th Annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate Championships. Also, hit a three-run HR.


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…

4. Josh Rutledge - Alabama –

7/07 fr. www.projectprospect.com: the University of Alabama should have the most talented left side of infield in college next year as SS Josh Rutledge and 3B Ross Wilson both have solid tools with decent power potential.

7-17: went 2-3, 1-R, 1-RBI for Yarmouth-Dennis of the Cape Cod League


5. Rick Hague - Rice – junior… 6-2, 190, R/R… excellent fielder and capable hitter… great attitude and team player… from the Rice web site: Wayne Graham said -- "We view Ricky Hague as one of the top shortstops in college baseball and expect him to be one of the better hitters around. We expect big things both in the field and with the bat."

7/07 fr. www.projectprospect.com: SS’s Derek Dietrich of Georgia Tech and Rice’s Rick Hague have big time problems making contact, Hague is the only sure bet to stick at short, where he is very, VERY good….


6. Marcus Littlewood - Pineview HS, St. George, Utah –

7. Derek Dietrich – (new) – Georgia Tech -


8. Kris Bryant - Bonanza HS, Las Vegas –

9. Brad Miller – Clemson – Sophomore… 6-0, 175… drafted in the 39th round by the Rangers in 2008… batted only .273 as freshman

10. Brandon Drury – Grants Pass HS ( OR) – 6-1, 180, R/R – excellent arm strength… good body control defensively… pure right hand swing…

11. James Harris – Etowah HS (GA) – 6-1, 190, L/R – very athletic… all-around toolsy talent…




2B:

1. Michael Bortolotti – (new) – Milton HS – 5-7… average speed… can hit to all fields,,, average fielding at SS… projects out as 2Bman…




3B:

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

2. Ross Wilson – – Alabama –

7/07 fr. www.projectprospect.com: the University of Alabama should have the most talented left side of infield in college next year as SS Josh Rutledge and 3B Ross Wilson both have solid tools with decent power potential.


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

4. 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…

5. Derek Dietrich - Georgia Tech

6. Nick Castellanos - Archbishop McCarthy HS, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. –

7. Joey Kenworthy – Texas Tech – Senior… 5-5, 152, S/R… 2009: .335/.378/.417 in 220 Abs… 17 errors…

8. Jedd Gyoko – (new) – West Virginia – Junior – 5-10, 195… played SS in 2008… played 3B in 2009 Cape Cod League… hits for average and power… excellent middle fielder in past

9. Ryan Albert – Newport Harbor HS (CA) – 5-11, 170, L/R – raw power… also throws 88-fastball, 76 curve… projects out at third due to his excellent hitting ability…

10. Josh Anderson – Poway HS (CA) – 6-0, 205, R/R – also pitches with 84-87 fastball… well above average tools… but slow…

11. Bryan Soloman – Memorial HS (NJ) – 6-4, 245, R/R – raw power and excellent extension threw contact… also pitches with good command…

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