2013 Draft State Report: Kansas

Since a bumper 2011 crop that included No. 5 overall pick Bubba Starling, who went to the Royals and was signed away from a Nebraska football scholarship, and a total of 10 players who were drafted in the first seven rounds, Kansas has been down.

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

Outfielder Jared King led Kansas State to a surprising Big 12 Conference title and the first regional victory in school history, and he should go in the second or third round, but the talent level drops off quickly behind him.

 NATIONAL TOP 500 PROSPECTS
BA 500 Scouting Reports for Kansas

1. Jared King, OF, Kansas State (National Rank: 68)
2. Brandon Peterson, RHP, Wichita State (National Rank: 238)
3. Jordan Floyd, LHP, Shawnee Heights HS, Tecumseh, Kan. (National Rank: 316)
4. Mark Meadors, RHP, Cowley County (Kan.) CC (National Rank: 363)
5. Matt Stalcup, LHP, Pittsburg State (Kan.) (National Rank: 406)
6. Thomas Taylor, RHP, Kansas (National Rank: 496)

OTHER PROSPECTS OF NOTE

7. Isaac Lueth, RHP, DeSoto (Kan.) HS
8. Albert Minnis, LHP, Wichita State
9. Frank Duncan, RHP, Kansas
10. Dylan Delso, C, Cowley County (Kan.) CC
11. Ross Kivett, 2B, Kansas State
12. Tanner Poppe, RHP, Kansas
13. Hayden Howard, LHP, Seward County (Kan.) CC
14. Chance Sinclair, RHP, Neosho County (Kan.) CC
15. Mike Parker, 1B, Cowley County (Kan.) CC