Tuesday, May 13, 2008

First 5 college bats

College Hitters,,,
First round..
Pedro Alvarez, 3b, Vanderbilt
Gordon Beckham, SS, UGA
Buster Posey, C, FSU
Justin Smoak, 1b, SC
Yonder Alonso, 1b, Miami (I kinda like him, but hes a lil overrated)
Jemile Weeks, 2b, Miami

Conor Gillaspie, 3b, Wichita State (like him)
Jordan Danks, CF, Texas (like him)
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3b-of, Pitt Co (NC) JUCO ---(Pros: Great bat, strong arm. Cons: Criminal history and stealing from coaches)
Eric Thames, OF, Pepperdine
Ike Davis, 1b-of, Az State (not sure if I like him or Wallace more)
Brett Wallace, 1b-3b, Az State (I go back and forth on whether I like him as a first rounder or not)

Second round
James Darnell, 3b.South Carolina (good frame. Good power. some versatility)
Chris Dominguez, 3b, Louisville (loooove this kid. Big power. Big arm. Not a great body. As an eligible soph he could be pricy to sign. His personality can be read as alternately a guy who loves the game or as an immature kid)
Dennis Raben, OF, Miami (not very high on him - looks like a bat-first guy with a questionable bat - but I could be wrong)
David Cooper, 1b, Cal
Petey Paramore, C, Az State
Allen Dykstra, 1b, Wake Forest
Roger Kieshnick, OF, Texas Tech (nice power and toolset. Could stand to make more contact)
Brandon Crawford, SS, UCLA (high upside but needs work)
Jason Castro, C, Stanford (Despite the breakout I still have Qs. He hit just .167 (!) as a soph)
Jordy Mercer, SS, Ok St (great athlete. big arm. some power)
Reese Havens, SS, SC (meh.)
Blake Tekotte, CF, Miami (Love the guy. The HRs he has shown this spring probably will probably only translate to doubles/triples power with wood but he has shown good all-around skills. Good runner. Arm isn't great)

Third round
Tyler Ladendorf, IF, JUCO (TX)
Ryan Flaherty, ss-3b, Vanderbilt (probably a pro 3b, not SS. 6-3, 200. Hits for high average with many doubles. Starting to tap into his frame for some HRs
David Adams, if, UVA (not as good as he couldve been this year. Decent defender. High average hitter with a little pop)

Fourth round
Tim Federowicz, C, UNC (Short but muscular. Big arm. Can sting the ball at times. Switch to a new, temporary super pitcher friendly park this year has hurt his #s)
Jeremy Farrell, 3b-1b, UVA
Kyle Russell, OF-1b, Texas (power potential. Completely inconsistant. Struggles hitting w wood and making contact)
Tony Delmonico, SS, FSU

Mike Bianucci, OF, Auburn (good power. Underrated athlete)
Shane Peterson, 1b, Long Beach State (athletic 1b. should hit for high average
Sawyer Carroll, of-1b, Kentucky
Aaron Luna, of, Rice

Fifth round:
Ryan Lavarnaway, C, Yale
Mark Sobolewski, 3b, Miami (Decent athlete. some power. good arm. Soph eligble..signing is a Q)
Luke Murton, 1b-of, Georgia Tech (a guy i didn't like at all as a soph eligible last year bc he was your typical fat, slow, college slugger who couldn't make contact. This year has gone from one of the worst BAs on his team to one of the best)
Tim Fedroff, OF, UNC (only a soph. Probably won't sign. Small and only an average athlete but knows how it hit)
Marcus Jones, CF, NC State (super good looking player with above-average tools and great frame. A solid, but not notable hitter as soph has become more of an impact player this spring)
Matt Clark, 1b-3b, LSU (One-time Cali HS and JUCO prospect has hit plenty of HRs this spring. MLB Bloodlines)
Jake Jefferies, C, UC-Davis
Jason Kipnis, OF, Az State (some power, some speed. May or may not be a pro CF, which will have an enormous impact on his future and draft stock. Soph eligible..signability is a ?)

Sixth round:
Logan Forsythe, Jr., Arkansas
Jared Prince, of, Washington State (entered Wash St as a QB/RHP/OF. Was a two-way star as a freshman but injuries have since felled him)
Collin Cowgill, of, Kentucky
Nick Romero, Jr., San Diego State
Alex Buchholz, Jr., Delaware
Jeremy Hamilton, 1b, Wright State
Corey Kemp, C, ECU. (has been on fire since late April of 07. Big, kinda fat body but a decent defender with power)
Alden Carrithers, IF, UCLA - Best hitter on UCLA team. I don't know much about him
Xavier Scruggs, 1b, UNLV (big power)
David Sappellt, OF, Coastal Carolina (short but super strong. Solid speed. some power. nice arm. ballplayer)
Dock Doyle, C, Coastal Carolina (catcher with power)
Jason Haniger. C, Ga Tech. (solid athlete with power. good frame)
Jacob Priday, of-c, Missouri
Brian Van Kirk, C, Oral Roberts

Eight round
Doug Hogan, C, Clemson
Blake Stouffer, IF, Texas AM
Jarrett Parker, ss, Wright State
Ben Soingner, SS, UL-Monroe
Charlie Blackmon, OF, Georgia Tech (lanky ex-pitcher. Good wheels. Quick bat produces some line drives. Pull hitter)
Nate Lape, OF, Marshall
Dominic de la Osa, OF-IF, Vanderbilt
AJ Shehan, 3b-OF, Georgia Southern
Nate Freiman, 1b, Duke
Ryan Wood, SS, ECU (super lanky athlete. great arm. has developed at plate)
Andrew Means, CF, Indiana (starting WR in FB. Big, stocky body. Fast.)
Devin Shepard, OF, JUCO

Adan Severino, OF, Miami
Marcel Champaigne, SS, Az State
Chris Dove, CF, Elon
Rebel Ridling, 1b, Ok State
Sean Ratliff, OF, Stanford
Luis Flores, C, Ok St
Jermaine Curtis, if, UCLA
Adam Mulligan, of, Walters State (TN) JUCO
Jeff Lanning, C, New Orleans
Aja Barto, OF, Tulane
Jonny Giovotella, IF, New Orleans
Beemer Weems, SS, Baylor
Jason Appell, OF, UNC-Wilmington
Drew Poulk, OF, St Petersburg FL JUCO
Josh Satin, IF, Cal

first 5 HS bats

HS pos players
Top 5 pick:
Tim Beckham, SS, Griffin, GA HS

Top 10:
Eric Hosmer, 1b, Miami, FL HS
Kyle Skipworth, C, Patriot HS Riverside, CA

Mid-to-late First:
Aaron Hicks, CF, Cali-HS
Casey Kelly, SS, Sarasota, FL HS
Ethan Martin, 3b-rhp, Stephens Co HS Toccoa, GA
Isaac Galloway, CF, Cali HS (maybe only a supplemental guy?)

Supplemental Rounders
Robbie Grossman, OF, Houston, TX Cy-Fair HS
Harold Martinez, SS, Miami, FL Braddock HS (great arm... 91 mph across IF. Once a 1st round prospect but stock has dropped this spring
Zach Collier, OF, Cali HS

Zach Cox, 3b, Lousiville, KY
Jay Austin, OF, Atlanta, GA (good arm, good speed.)
Anthony Hewitt, SS, NY
Brett Lawrie, IF-C, British Columbia, Canada
Destin Hood, SS-CF, St Paul's, Mobile, AL (Bama football commit. Great bat speed. good athlete)
Adrian Nieto, C, Miami, FL (1.85 pop)

Third (??):
Rolando Gomez, Flanagan HS, Pembroke Pines, Fla. (?)
Chris Amezquita, Servite HS, La Mirada, Calif. (?)
Andy Burns, Rocky Mountain HS, Fort Collins, Colo. (?)
Derrik Gibson, Seaford (Del.) HS
Niko Vasquez, Durango HS, Las Vegas, Nev. (?)

Fifth: (Putting 'em here bc I dont know a whole lot about these guys besides Dykstra. Some could be better than 5th rounders, others might not even be top 5 rounders at all)
Tyler Pastornicky, Pendleton School, Bradenton, Fla.
Cutter Dykstra, Westlake HS, Westlake Village, Calif.
LJ Hoes, OF, Maryland HS (might be a tweener. Not sure if he is 5th round caliber)
Joey Belviso, OF, Miami, FL (has power and speed. Hosmer's teammate don't know much else. Is he 5th round caliber?)
Abe Ruiz, 1b, CA (power hitter)
Xavier Avery, OF, GA (super speedy. Solid hitter but has some work to do. UGA fb commit. Signability could be a ?)
Chase Davidson, 1b-OF, Milton HS, Alpharetta, GA (power hitter. 6-5 210 frame. Don't know much more about him)
Riccio Torrez, if, AZ (?)
Brian Litwin, OF, Hickory, NC (solid speed, some power, good frame)
Zach Wilson, 3b, CA
Jordan Swagerty, C-RHP, TX
Taylor Hightower, C, Cartersville, GA (1.73 pop time)
Pablo Bermudez, OF, Miami, FL
Jeff Dacker, OF-LHP, AZ (?)
Brad Hand, 1b-LHP, MN (?)
Johnny Ruetting, OF, IL (Rudy's nephew is also a star HS QB)
Matt Ramsey C/RHP, Farragut, Knoxville, TN (92 mph arm but is also a top defensive catching prospect)
Jordan Craft OF/RHP, Kennesaw Mountain, Kennesaw, GA

First five HS arms

HS arms...
Mid-to-high first:
Tim Melville, rhp, HS-St Louis
Gerrit Cole, rhp, HS-Calif.

Mid-to-late first
Alex Meyer, RHP, HS-Greenville, IN
Ethan Martin, RHP-3b, Stephens Co HS, Toccoa, GA
Aaron Hicks, P-OF, HS-Calif (great athlete, power arm, 5-tool OF)

Late-first to supplemental:
Brett DeVall, LHP, HS-Pensacola, FL (good stuff but even better feel for pitching)
Jake Odorizzi, RHP, Highland HS, Highland, IL (91-94 fb consistantly. Good athlete)
Daniel Webb, rhp, Heath HS, Paducah, KY (big arm
Micheal Pallazone, RHP, Lassiter HS-Marietta, GA (nice fastball. Great curve. projectable. injured as a Jr)
Kyle Lobstien, LHP, HS-Flagstaff, AZ
Anthony Gose, LHP-OF, HS-Calif (big velo. Super athlete)
Casey Kelly, RHP-SS, HS-Sarasota, FL (signability? also a SS and QB))
Sonny Gray, RHP, HS-Tennessee (small but good fb, great breaker)

Second-third rounders?

Daniel Marrs, VA (94 mph fastball has hit 97. could be a tough sign

Nick Maronde, lhp, Lexington Catholic HS, KY
Robbie Ross, lhp, Lexington Christian HS, KY
Kyle Long, LHP-1b, St Anne's-Belfield School, Charlottesville, VA
BJ Hermsen, Iowa
Ross Seaton, RHP, HS-Texas
Seth Lintz, rhp, Marshall County HS, Lewisburg, TN
Mike Montgomery, LHP, HS-SoCal

Tyler Sample, rhp, Mullen HS, Denver, CO
Zeke Spruill, rhp, Kell HS, Marietta, Ga.

Others? (would like to know more about all of these guys)
Quinton Miller, RHP, HS-New Jersey
Austin Dicharry, HS-TX
Ray Hanson, RHP, HS-Cal (6-8, 220!)
Robinson, Kokomo, IN
Mac Williamson, RHP, Raleigh, NC (ex-catcher has been throwing 93)
Danny Couloumbe, Chaparral HS, AZ (dominating prep at one of country's best baseball HS. fringy fastball but hits spots and mixes his breaking balls)
Austin Wright, rhp, Schaumburg, IL
Scott Silverstien, LHP, MD (big arm, signability ?s and now he is injured)
Brad Hand, LHP-1b, MN
Jordan Swagerty, RHP-C, TX
Jack Armstrong, FL - (6-6 and can throw in 90s)
Anthony Ferrara LHP, Riverview, Riverview, FL (big time arm. 93 or better mph)
Jarred Cosart RHP, Clear Creek, League City, TX (92 mph arm)
Sean Adelman RHP, West Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, FL (92 mph arm)
Jordan Rasinski RHP/OF, Winter Springs, Winter Springs, FL (92 mph arm)
Matt Ramsey C/RHP, Farragut, Knoxville, TN (92 mph arm but is also a top defensive catching prospect)
Gary Bishop RHP/OF, Faith Academy, Semmes, AL (91 mph arm)
Chris Wakefield RHP/3B, Bay Port, Green Bay, WI (91 mph arm)
Austin Wood RHP, Niceville, Niceville, FL (91 mph arm)
Jeff Dacker, OF-LHP, AZ (?)
Jordan Craft OF/RHP, Kennesaw Mountain, Kennesaw, GA (

First five rounds college pitchers

Top 5-10 grade:
Aaron Crow, RHP, Missouri
Brian Matusz, LHP, San Diego

First Round Grade:
Tanner Scheppers, RHP, Fresno State
Shooter Hunt, RHP, Tulane (93 mph fastball. good slider. walks too many. gets many of his Ks by getting guys to chase slider in dirt. good frame)
Christian Friedrich, LHP, Eastern Kentucky (88-92 fastball. Great curve. needs to throw more strikes)
Josh Fields, RHP, UGA (Reliever) (big fastball. good curve. athletic. unhittable. walks too many.)
???Andrew Cashner, RHP, Texas Christian (fast riser. Hard throwing closer. Tons of Ks. I know less about him than others)

Lance Lynn, LHP, Ole Miss
Wade Miley, LHP, SE Louisiana (despite small school standing has been on scouting rader since HS. Good fastball and slider. Athletic)

Second round
Jacob Thompson, RHP, UVA (6-6, 200 frame. Showed solid 90-93 fastball with great command and good breaker last year. Velo dropped to 88-91 this year and walks went up sharply. An off Jr. year after a dominant Soph and very good freshman year.
Tyson Ross, RHP. Cal (health?)
Ryan Perry, RHP, Arizona
Brett Hunter, RHP, Pepperdine (future reliever?) Health?
Tim Brewer, LHP, UCLA (Live armed, ex-OFer. Low 90s fb. Good breaker. Fb velo down recently)

Third round
Zach Putnam, RHP, Michigan (Probable Reliever)
Steven Hensley, RHP, Elon (91-93 fastball. Can touch 95. Great slider. can throw cutter and change. Inconsistant. Intense. Hardheaded. Needs to throw more strikes and fastball can flatten out and hit hard when he is off)
Andrew Lieber, RHP, Long Beach
Scott Greene, RHP, Kentucky (big arm and frame. injuries. needs to show results)
Cris Carpenter, RHP, Kent State (big arm and frame. injuries. needs to show results)
Josh Lindblom, RHP, Purdue (RELIEVER) (HS 3rd rounder. power stuff. thrived since move to closer's role. 95-98 mph)

Fourth round
Luke Burnett, RHP, Louisiana Tech (showed mid-90s velo as ace closer as a soph and on Cape. Only low-90s velo and no command in a poor starting stint as jr. 6-8)
Preston Guilmet, RHP, Arizona (one of best pitchers in NCAA past 2 years. Average stuff. Odd, directly over-the-top delivery)
Cody Satterwhite, RHP, Ole Miss (Has hit 97 in past. was 92-93 this spring in an effort to throw strikes. tall frame, can sink the ball. poor command and feel for pitching. might be a reliever)
Clayton Shunick, RHP, NC State (great arm. sits 89-92 with sink. Great splitter)
Andrew Carraway, RHP, Virginia
Scott Gorgen, RHP, UC-Irvine (88-90 fastball. best change in draft?)
Dan Hudson, RHP, Old Dominion (pro body, pro stuff, needs to reduce the walks and homers a little)
Justin Bristow, RHP, ECU
Chris Bittle, RHP, Ole Miss (average fastball. Gets tons of Ks on a sinking cutter kind of thing)
Aaron Pribanic, RHP, Nebraska (92-95 velo. recovered from injury to be a big surprise this year)
Aaron Shafer, RHP, Wichita State
Anthony Shawler, RHP, Old Dominion
Cody Adams, RHP, Southern Illinois (Good athlete. Very good fastball. Throw strikes)
Chris Rusin, LHP, Kentucky (Nice slider. Solid velo)

Fifth round grade
Vance Worley, RHP, Long Beach
David Duncan, LHP, Georgia Tech
Trevor Holder, RHP, UGA (good athlete. Solid velo. Throws strikes)
Miers Quigley, LHP, Alabama
Jeremy Bleich, LHP, Stanford
Adam Warren, RHP, UNC (Groundball guy with solid, but not great, stuff)
Anthony Capra, LHP, Wichita State (88-90. Good command and change)
Pat McAnaney, lhp, Virginia

Sixth Round
Stephen Dodson, RHP, UGA (average stuff but throws strikes and get groundballs)
Josh Copeland, RHP, Alabama (Reliever)
Reyes Dorado, RHP, Arizona State (inconsistant. Can get hit despite good fastball and plus slider)
Chris Fetter, RHP, Michigan (6-8 frame. Has been a great #2 starter for top 25 team. Throws strikes)
Brett Jacobsen, RHP, Vanderbilt (Enigma. blue chip prospect out of HS was up and down for first two years at Vandy. Expected to be rotation anchor this year but collapsed. Has shown some resurgance in pen. Still has a great frame, good arm, good stuff and throws strikes but gets hit)
Ryan Chaffee, RHP, Florida JUCO
Colby Shreve, RHP, Nevada JUCO ..... INJURY??...
Jared Bradford, RHP, LSU
Cole St Clair, LHP, Rice
Danny Farquhar, RHP, Louisiana-Lafayette
Daniel Schleteth, LHP, Arizona (RELIEVER)
Rob Musgrave, RHP, Wichita State
Johnny Dorn, RHP, Nebraksa
Kenn Kasparek, RHP, Texas (6-8. coming off TJ. Was a big HS prospect and very good college pitcher before injuries)
Ben Jeffers, RHP, Chipola (FL) JUCO (big fastball, 16 months removed from TJ)
Justin LaTempa, RHP, (CA) JUCO INJURY? (big fastball)
Aaron King, lhp, Surry (N.C.)
Kyle Farrell, rhp, Western Nevada JUCO
Craig Kimbrel, rhp, Wallace-Hanceville (Ala.) JUCO
Taylor Cole, rhp, Southern Nevada JUCO
Brett Moorhouse, rhp, Indian River (Fla.) JUCO
Mickey Storey, rhp, Florida Atlantic (good frame. Once a college ace before injuries last year and this year)

Eighth rounders..
Eddie Burns, RHP, Georgia Tech (6-8 frame. Gets good sink when he is on. Can throw 90-93)
Evan Frederickson, LHP, San Fran
DJ Mitchell, rhp, Clemson (ex-CF is a plus athlete. Live arm. 87-91 right now. Good sink)
Matt Fairel, Lhp, FSU (Soph eligible. Signability?)
Alan DeRatt, RHP, UNC-Asheville
Pat Venditte, RHP/LHP, Creighton
Tyler Conn, LHP, Southern Miss
Jordan Ellis, RHP, Villanova
Mike Colla Arizona
Ian whathisname Arizona
Bobby LaFromboise, LHP, New Mexico
Josh Satow, LHP, Arizona State (SENIOR)
Eryk McConnell, RHP, NC State (SENIOR)
Eric Surkamp, LHP, NC State
Nick Fuller, RHP, Walters State (TN) JUCO .... CHARACTER????
Matt Daly, RHP, Hawaii