Draft Tracker Chart: April 22

CATCHERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Bailey,
Luke
Troup County HS, LaGrange,
Ga.
Top prep catcher in a great year for prep
catchers

Sanchez,
Tony

Boston
College

Top
collegiate backstop is hitting
.366/.459/.686 through first 153
at-bats

Stassi,
Max
Yuba City (Calif.)
HS
Hitting .600 with 10 doubles and eight home runs

Recent story: Catching
Bloodlines

Myers,
Wil

Weseleyan
Christian Acad., High Point,
N.C.
11 home runs in 11 games

Recent story: A Second
Look At
Myers

Maddox,
Austin

Eagle’s View Academy,
Jacksonville
Hitting well and has great arm behind the plate
Recent story: Catching
Control

CORNER INFIELDERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Ackley,
Dustin
North Carolina Best overall hitter in the country

Poythress,
Rich

Georgia Hitting an impressive .418/.519/.876 over first 153 at-bats

Borchering,
Bobby

Bishop Verot HS, Fort Myers,
Fla.

12 home runs over first 82 plate
appearances

Recent story: Star
Savvy

Davidson,
Matt

Yucaipa
(Calif.)
HS

One of the best power hitters in this
year’s high school class

Recent story: Different
Approach

MIDDLE INFIELDERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Green,
Grant
Southern
California
Stats back to normal after slow start:
.372/.439/.577 over first 137
at-bats

Recent story: Torrid
Streak
Lasts All
Summer

LeMahieu,
D.J.

Louisiana
State

Setting
the table for potent LSU
offense; range is
questionable

Mier,
Jiovanni
Bonita HS, LaVerne,
Calif.
Rare high school shortstop that projects to
stay there as a
pro

Jackson,
Ryan

Miami

Hitting just .260/.368/.390

Recent story: Getting
Defensive

OUTFIELDERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Tate,
Donavan
Cartersville (Ga.)
HS
Five-tool athlete committed to UNC for baseball
and football

Recent story: Can
Tate
Wait?

Jackson,
Brett

California Hitting well, but also striking out more than once a game

Recent story: Action
Jackson Stands Out At
Cal

Wheeler,
Tim

Sacramento
State

Showing
power/speed
combo with .780
SLG and 14 stolen
bases

Pollock,
A.J.

Notre
Dame

Doing it all for Notre Dame—hitting,
stealing bases and playing good
defense

Mitchell,
Jared

Louisiana
State

Strikeout totals have nearly doubled over past two weeks

Williams, Everett

McCallum HS, Austin

A little undersized, but has explosive raw tools

Davis,
Kentrail
Tennessee Signability could scare teams off, especially since production hasn’t taken a step forward

Recent story: Always
Wanting
More

Goodwin,
Brian

Rocky
Mount (N.C.) HS

Very athletic center fielder has a chance to be five-tool talent

Recent story: ‘Impact’
Prospects Open North Carolina High School
Season

Songco, Angelo

Loyola Marymount

Cape Cod HR derby champ is best college hitter in California

Washington,
LeVon

Buchholz HS, Gainesville,
Fla.

One of fastest players in draft;
also plays second base

Recent story: Speed
Thrills

Marisnick,
Jake

Riverside
(Calif.)
Poly
HS

Freak athlete runs 6.7 60-yard dash;
has 35.8-inch vertical
leap

RIGHTHANDERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Strasburg,
Stephen

San
Diego
State

In his own world: 121 strikeouts and 12 walks over 63 innings

Recent story: What
A
Difference Three Years
Makes

White,
Alex

North
Carolina

Performance heating up with the weather; threw UNC’s first one-hitter since 1994.

Gibson,
Kyle

Missouri

90 strikeouts and 11 walks over 69 innings

Crow,
Aaron

None
(Fort Worth
Cats)

Indy ball season begins in
May

Recent story: Scheppers,
Crow
Try
Again

Miller,
Shelby

Brownwood (Texas)
HS

Reportedly touching 97 this
spring

Wheeler,
Zack

East Paulding HS, Dallas,
Ga.

Commands three big league
pitches

Leake,
Mike

Arizona
State

Dominating the Pac-10
is nothing new for
Leake

Recent story: A Whole New Level

Turner,
Jacob

Westminster Christian Academy, St.
Louis

Ideal pitcher’s build at 6-foot-4,
205; fastball touches 94
mph

Volz,
Kendal

Baylor Walk
rate
is slightly up this year; strikeouts are
down

Recent story: Strong
Start

Wilson,
Alex

Texas
A&M

Has continued to overpower after moving to bullpen

Recent story: Meet The
New Wilson: Same As The Old
Wilson

Hobgood, Matt

Norco (Calif.) HS

Big stuff—90-94 mph fastball and hard curveball—matches big, 6-foot-4, 245-pound frame

Heckathorn,
Kyle

Kennesaw
State

Has
rebounded nicely from rough start

Recent story: Growing
Up

Stoffel,
Jason

Arizona Hasn’t been dominating; stuff has been down a tick

Recent story: The
Finisher

Boxberger,
Brad

Southern
California

Opponents hitting just .171 off of him

Recent story: Draft
Tracker
Returns!

Tootle,
Ben

Jacksonville
State

Likely
a reliever in the long run

Recent story: Added
Attention

Givens,
Mychal

Plant
HS,
Tampa

Plays both ways, but velocity on
mound is hard to
ignore

Scheppers,
Tanner

None (St. Paul
Saints)

Has shown great stuff, but medical red flags make him a wild card

Recent story: Scheppers,
Crow
Try
Again

Dyson, Sam

South
Carolina

Tommy John survivor is pitching
well this season

LEFTHANDERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Matzek,
Tyler
Capistrano
Valley HS, Mission Viejo,
Calif.
Coming back from blister issues a couple weeks ago

Recent story: Keeping
Them
Guessing

Purke,
Matt
Klein
(Texas)
HS
Slipping further behind Matzek as top prep
lefthander

Recent story: Purke Shows
Savvy,
Stuff

Minor,
Mike

Vanderbilt

A higher floor than some of the other pitchers here, but also a lower ceiling

Recent story: No
Minor
Feat

Brothers, Rex

Lipscomb

Most helium of anybody after touching 97 and pitching well in front of 15 scouting directors

Recent story: Draft
Tracker:
March
25

Skaggs,
Tyler
Santa
Monica (Calif.)
HS
Scouts love Skaggs’ projectable 6-foot-5,
190-pound frame

Recent story: Skaggs is
gaining on Tyler Matzek for title of top
lefty

Paxton,
James

Kentucky

Roughed
up lately, but still gaining momentum
with fastball that’s been touching 97
mph

Recent story: Draft
Tracker: March
25

Oliver,
Andrew

Oklahoma
State

Pitching better than 5.60 ERA suggests

Recent story: Oliver
Wins Suit Against
NCAA

Raley,
Brooks

Texas
A&M

Draft-eligible
sophomore is
leading the Aggies at the plate and on the
mound

Recent story: Draft
Tracker
Returns!

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