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2013 Draft State Report: Indiana

Indiana State lefthander Sean Manaea’s stock has taken a downturn along with his stuff and his health this spring, and he has become one of the draft’s biggest wild cards. But Indiana still figures to produce the draft’s top southpaw in New Castle High’s Trey Ball.

THIS YEAR’S CROP
***** One for the books
**** Banner year
*** Solid, not spectacular
** Not up to par
* Nothing to see here
Rating compares this year’s group to what a state typically produces, not to other states

He and Notre Dame third baseman Eric Jagielo will give Indiana a pair of first-rounders, something that has happened just six times in 49 drafts. If Manaea stays in the top 33 picks, the Hoosier State will have three first-rounders for the first time ever.

A resurgent Indiana program won the first regional in school history, and the Hoosiers could have as many as five players drafted.

NATIONAL TOP 500 PROSPECTS
BA 500 Scouting Reports for Indiana

1. Trey Ball, LHP, New Castle (Ind.) HS (National Rank: 9)
2. Eric Jagielo, 3B, Notre Dame (National Rank: 16)
3. Sean Manaea, LHP, Indiana State (National Rank: 18)
4. Dan Slania, RHP, Notre Dame (National Rank: 153)
5. Danny Ayers, LHP, Columbus (Ind.) North HS (National Rank: 177)
6. Aaron Slegers, RHP, Indiana (National Rank: 220)
7. Trey Mancini, 1B, Notre Dame (National Rank: 230)
8. Dustin DeMuth, 3B, Indiana (National Rank: 278)
9. Zack Brown, RHP, Seymour (Ind.) HS (National Rank: 385)
10. Zac Ryan, RHP, Andrean HS, Merrillville, Ind. (National Rank: 462)
11. Josh VanMeter, 2B, Norwell HS, Ossian, Ind. (National Rank: 479)

OTHER PROSPECTS OF NOTE

12. Alex Krupa, OF, Greenwood (Ind.) Community HS
13. Ryan Halstead, RHP, Indiana
14. Kyle Lloyd, RHP, Evansville
15. Devin Moore, RHP, Indiana State
16. Scott Donley, OF, Indiana
17. Joey DeNato, LHP, Indiana
18. Karch Kowalczyk, RHP, Valparaiso
19. Adam Norton, RHP, Notre Dame
20. Radley Haddad, C, Butler