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

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