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PickTeamPlayerSchoolPosB/THtWtDOBClass
34Collier, ZacharyChino Hills HS (CA)LFL/L6'02"1851990-09-08HS400K
Comments: Collier began the year behind other California high school outfielders like Aaron Hicks and Anthony Gose. He closed the gap with some strong performances this spring, showing some big-time power in some big games. He's still very raw, but with some more instruction, a whole lot could be unlocked.
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33Holt, BradleyUNC WilmingtonRHPR/R6'04"1986-10-13JR400K
32Odorizzi, JacobHighland HS (IL)RHPR/R6'02"1751990-03-27HS400K
Comments: A high school pitcher with "helium," Odorizzi is moving up charts thanks to an excellent repertoire, good command and smooth delivery. He's got four offerings that grade out as average or better, a projectable frame that has room for growth. The only things that could hold him back are some questions about his competitiveness on the mound and a commitment to Louisville.
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31Hunt, StevenTulane URHPR/R6'03"2001986-08-16JR400K
Comments: With a strong junior season, Hunt has moved himself into serious first-round contention. While the right-hander doesn't always command his pitches well -- he's walked a few too many this year -- he's got terrific stuff, most notably his fastball and curve, both of which are above average. He hasn't needed a changeup much, but he has the feel for one. There might be one or two right-handers who rank ahead of Hunt heading into the Draft, but he's not too far behind them in the pecking order.
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30Kelly, CaseySarasota HS (FL)SSR/R6'03"1941989-10-04HS400K
Comments: One of the better athletes in the class, whoever drafts Kelly will have to lure him from being a two-sport star at the University of Tennessee, where he is a quarterback recruit. Big and athletic, he has all the tools to play shortstop. The main question is whether he'll swing the bat well enough and that could determine his Draft status as a hitter. As a pitcher, he's a bit raw, but has the makings of three outstanding pitches and could be more intriguing to scouts on the mound.
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29Chisenhall, LonniePitt CCSSL/R6'01"2001988-10-04J2400K
Comments: A 12th-round Draft pick out of high school in 2006, he chose USC over the Pirates. His Gamecock career ended abruptly after he was arrested on burglary and grand larceny charges. If teams can be convinced he's gotten past it and his makeup is OK, he still has the tool that had everyone interested in the first place: a plus bat.
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28Cole, GerritOrange Lutheran HS (CA)RHPR/R6'03"1951990-09-08HS400K
Comments: A projectable high school right-hander with the capability already to throw a fastball up into the upper 90s is bound to garner interest. Throw in a future plus slider and a changeup, all for which he can throw for strikes, and it's no wonder Cole is considered one of the top prep pitchers in the class. He's going to have to work out some kinks in his delivery and he's got Scott Boras as an advisor, but neither of those issues should keep him from being drafted early.
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27Gutierrez, CarlosU MiamiRHPR/R6'03"2051986-09-22JR400K
26Schlereth, DanielU ArizonaLHPL/L6'00"2101986-05-09SR400K
Comments: Schlereth was drafted in the eighth round last year by the A's, but chose to return to Arizona. He's got three decent offerings, though he struggles at times with commanding them. He misses a lot of bats, but he also will pile up walks at times. He's got a football mentality on the mound, courtesy of his father, former NFLer Mark, and could be the kind of left-handed setup man who gets to the bigs quickly.
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25Friedrich, ChristianEastern Kentucky ULHPR/L6'03"2101987-07-08JR400K
Comments: College lefties are always in high demand and, truth be told, there aren't that many upper-echelon ones out there this year. Behind San Diego's Brian Matusz, Friedrich is likely the best -- especially once he gains more consistent command -- with a repertoire that should land him in the middle of a big-league rotation in short order. Matusz may go first, but it shouldn't take long for Friedrich to hear his name, either.
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24Hewitt, AnthonySalisbury School (NY)SSR/R6'01"1951989-04-27HS400K
Comments: As the spring wore on, few players had more helium than Hewitt, a toolsy high school shortstop. He can run and should hit for power down the road. A terrific athlete with a good arm, most feel a move to the outfield is likely so he can just go out and develop his considerable offensive tools. As a Northeast kid, he's a little raw, but has shown good improvement this spring. His name had been climbing up charts everywhere and the only thing that could hold him back is signability due to a commitment to Vanderbilt.
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23Dykstra, AllanWake Forest U1BL/R6'05"2401987-05-21JR400K
Comments: In another year, Dykstra might be a hot commodity as a college lefty power-hitting first baseman with advanced skills at the plate. But if there's one strength in this class, it's first basemen, and he's probably a half-step behind the elite players at the spot. An experiment at third didn't work, so Dykstra will probably have to wait -- albeit not too long -- until other first sackers go off the board.
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22Havens, DavidU South Carolina ColumbiaSSL/R6'01"1951986-10-20JR400K
Comments: A legitimate prospect in high school, teams were scared off because of a strong commitment to South Carolina. He's improved steadily in his three years there and has evolved into a good all-around hitter with outstanding plate discipline. He may need to move to third down the road because of his lack of range, but his smarts in the field may at least give him the opportunity to play his way off of short as a pro. At either spot, he's sure to go off the board pretty quickly.
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21Perry, RyanU ArizonaRHPR/R6'04"2001987-02-13JR400K
Comments: More than one scout has scratched his head about the Arizona right-hander, who has a plus fastball up to 98 mph, a plus changeup and a slider that is a plus at times. Despite this arsenal, he's been hittable due to a tendency to open up on his delivery too early and keep balls up in the zone. Some see him as a reliever, and he should move quickly that way, but his size, arm action and repertoire say that a patient club could end up with a front-of-the-rotation starter.
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20Fields, JoshuaU GeorgiaRHPR/R6'00"1801985-08-19SR400K
Comments: A second-round Draft pick last year by the Braves after a subpar junior season, he and his advisor, Scott Boras, could not come to terms with Atlanta. So the closer returned to Georgia for a senior season to try and make his junior campaign a distant memory. He was off to a good start and could be the kind of college closer teams look for these days.
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19Cashner, AndrewTexas Christian URHPR/R6'05"1851986-09-11JR400K
Comments: A move to a short-relief role has suited Cashner extremely well. As TCU's closer, he's been virtually unhittable, though he has struggled with his command. He's had a big spike in velocity, up to the upper 90s to go along with a very good slider. College closers have become intriguing Draft picks over the past few years and Cashner has positioned himself to be one of the first taken.
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18Davis, IsaacArizona St U1BL/L6'04"2151987-03-22JR400K
Comments: On radars since high school, when he was a 19th-round pick of the Rays in 2005, the son of ex-big leaguer Ron Davis has a sweet left-handed swing that should generate more power in the future. He's not speedy, but he is a solid base runner and would be fine as a corner outfielder or first baseman at the next level.
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17Cooper, DavidUC Berkeley1BL/L6'00"1751987-02-12JR400K
Comments: There are a number of college first basemen to choose from this Draft season and Cooper is making a case to be among the first to be chosen. He's got legitimate power to all fields and his advanced approach at the plate helps him avoid any slumps. Somewhat limited defensively, there's no doubt a team will take him fairly early just to get that bat into its system.
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16Lawrie, BrettBrookswood SSCR/R5'11"2001990-01-18HS400K
Comments: Scouting Canadian players can sometimes be difficult because of the lack of opportunity to see them. But scouts know all about Lawrie and his plus power potential, something he's been able to show off while playing for the Langley Blaze in British Columbia. What they don't know is where he can play, though he's shown the tools -- raw though they may be -- to handle being a catcher. It may take a while, but putting that bat behind the plate could one day make him a premium player.
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15Martin, EthanStephens County School (GA)RHPR/R6'02"1951989-06-06HS400K
Comments: He went from an interesting two-way player to an upper-echelon pitching prospect in one start. Showing three above-average pitches he can throw for strikes as well as the ability to maintain mid-90s velocity deep into a game, Martin was sure to be one of the most closely watched prep pitchers in the Draft class. He jumped on the screen with that one start; if he keeps it going, he'll move quickly up the charts.
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14Hicks, AaronWoodrow Wilson HS (CA)OFS/R6'02"1701989-10-02HS400K
Comments: Hicks is one of the more athletic outfielders in the high school ranks and perhaps in the Draft class. How high he gets drafted depends on how highly people project what he can become. He's got a ton of tools, but will he learn how to use them? Someone is sure to take that chance.
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13Wallace, BrettArizona St U3BL/R6'02"2351986-08-26JR400K
Comments: Drawing rave reviews for his work in the box, he's one of the best hitters in college and perhaps in the entire Draft class. His unbelievable plate discipline will undoubtedly be attractive to some teams, though it's unlikely he'll play anything but first as a pro. He could be the kind of Major Leaguer who hits .300 with 25 homers and a high OBP annually.
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12Weeks, JemileU Miami2BS/R5'10"1751987-01-26JR400K
Comments: Even though he plays the same position as his older brother, Rickie, Jemile is not the same kind of player. He doesn't have, and likely will never have, the kind of power Rickie does. He runs extremely well and with a line-drive approach, could be a good table setter. His defense is somewhat in question, but a move to center would fix that. The Brewers drafted Weeks in the eighth round in 2005 and it's clear that it was more than just a favor to his brother.
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11Smoak, JustinU South Carolina Columbia1BS/L6'04"2201986-12-05JR400K
Comments: There are a number of top-notch college first basemen in this year's class and Smoak is right at the top of the list. That's because he's got a smooth and easy swing that generates plenty of power from both sides of the plate. This isn't college power; it will translate just fine to the pro game. He can't run and is limited to first base defensively, but there will be more than enough bat to make up for those shortcomings.
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10Castro, JasonStanford UCL/R6'03"2101987-06-18JR400K
Comments: College catchers, especially those who hit left-handed, are always in demand, and Castro has used a strong Cape League season to put himself in position to be one of the first backstops taken. He's got legit power and a good set of defensive skills. He might not be the first college catcher to go off the board, but he likely won't have to wait long.
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9Crow, AaronU Missouri ColumbiaRHPR/R6'02"2051986-11-11JR400K
Comments: After a strong Cape season, he was high atop Draft lists heading into his junior campaign. He's done nothing to hurt his status, showing three plus pitches to dominate hitters and establish himself as one of the top college arms, if not the top college arm, in the Draft class.
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8Beckham, JamesU GeorgiaSSR/R6'00"1751986-09-16JR400K
Comments: At first glance, he doesn't stand out. But then you watch him play for a little and can't help but be impressed. Beckham has quality at-bats and some pretty good pop, which is surprising, considering his size. He's capable of being an excellent defender, but might be better suited at second as a pro. He's the kind of college infielder who should come off the board quickly.
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7Alonso, YonderU Miami1BL/R6'02"2151987-04-08JR400K
Comments: Alonso or Smoak? Smoak or Alonso? It can be quite a debate over which college first baseman should go first on Draft day. Alonso is a hitter, period, with a great approach and power, especially the other way right now. Defensively, he's no great shakes, but it's that bat that teams will dream about putting in the middle of their lineup to produce plenty of runs in the future.
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6Skipworth, KylePatriot HS (CA)CL/R6'03"1951990-03-01HS400K
Comments: Arguably the best catching prospect in the Draft class, Skipworth has all the makings of an offensive-minded catcher with plenty of power from the left side, a hot commodity for every organization. He's got plus arm strength, but needs some work in his defensive game, something scouts believe will improve over time.
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5Posey, GeraldFlorida St UCR/R6'01"2051987-03-27JR400K
Comments: College catchers who can stay at the position and can hit are always a hot commodity and Posey will be no exception. He's got a great approach with the bat and has a little power. As a converted shortstop, he's still a little raw behind the plate, but all the tools are there for him to be just fine and help ensure he gets drafted fairly early.
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