Although Michigan is a populous state it has historical not produced man players from a draft standpoint and this years’ crop is light even for those modest standards.
After Jordan Foley hears his name called, likely in the top four rounds, the state might not have another player drafted until the back half of the top 10 rounds.
The talent from the state leans heavily to the college side. Some area scouts didn’t see a high school game in Michigan unless they could double-up with a college game. Most of the high school talent is expected to get to campus. Shortstop/righthahnder Dazon Cole has a quick arm and athleticism and could develop after three years at Central Michigan. Matt Ruppenthal is a big-bodied righthander with a strong commitment to Vanderbilt.
|BA 500 PROSPECTS|
|Name||Pos.||National Rk||State Rk||School||Source|
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|Jordan Foley||RHP||128||1||Central Michigan||4YR|
|Keegan Baar||LHP||492||2||Hudsonville (Mich.) HS||HS|
|OTHER PROSPECTS OF NOTE|
|Name||POS||National Rank||State Rank||School||Source|
|Mick Van Vossen||RHP||3||Michigan State||COL|
|Jimmy Pickens||OF||4||Michigan State||COL|
|Andrew Sohn||SS||5||Central Michigan||HS|
|Dazon Cole||SS/RHP||6||West Bloomfield HS, Pontiac, Mich.||HS|
|Matt Trowbridge||LHP||9||Central Michigan||COL|
|Matt Ruppenthal||RHP||11||Birmingham Brother Rice, Bloomfield Hilles, Mich.||HS|
|Grant Reuss||LHP||12||Cranbrook Kingswood HS, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.||HS|
|Brad Schaenzer||LHP||13||Lake Orion HS, Oxford, Mich.||HS|