Draft Tracker Chart: April 7

CATCHERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Bryce Harper

CC of Southern Nevada

Just keeps hitting—.426/.521/.870 now

Recent story: Harper Solid In First Weekend

Micah Gibbs

Louisiana State Leading one of the country’s top teams in hitting at .396

Recent story: College Best Tools

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Yasmani Grandal

Miami

There’s a lot to like in a switch-hitter with power and a strong arm

Recent story: Another Elite ACC Backstop

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CORNER INFIELDERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Zack Cox Arkansas Off to a great start, but scouts believe he’ll have to choose between hitting for average or hitting for power

Recent story: Checking In On College Draft Prospects In The Southeast
Nick Castellanos

Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla.

Has been a steady performer and is still growing into power potential

Recent story: Wrigley Runs

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MIDDLE INFIELDERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Manny Machado Brito HS, Miami Silky-smooth defender is off to a hot start with the bat

Recent story: In The Spotlight

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Christian Colon Cal State Fullerton Started slowly, but is now hitting .327/.429/.611

Recent story: Team USA Top 20

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Kolbrin Vitek Ball State Second-team All-American is tearing it up at the plate (1.204 OPS)

Recent story: Great Lakes League Top 10 Prospects

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Jedd Gyorko

West Virginia

So far, hasn’t hit the best competition he’s faced while feasting on lesser arms

Recent story: Gyorko’s Bat Leads The Mountaineers

Yordy Cabrera

Lakeland (Fla.) HS

Not dominating his competition like teams would like to see from an older high school player

Recent story: Their Turn

Derek Dietrich Georgia Tech Has always hit well for Georgia Tech, but turned it up a notch this year

Garin Cecchini

Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La.

Torn ACL ended his senior season early

Recent story: Cecchini To Have Knee Surgery

OUTFIELDERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Josh Sale

Bishop Blanchet HS, Seattle

Best hitter—for average and power—in this year’s high school class

Recent story: Big Year

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Bryce Brentz

Middle Tennessee State

Sidelined for two to three weeks with a broken ankle

Recent story: Checking In On College Draft Prospects In The Southeast

Austin Wilson

Harvard-Westlake HS, Los Angeles

One of the draft’s best athletes needs a little tinkering at the plate

Recent story: Marquee
Matchups In Southern California

Todd Cunningham

Jacksonville State

Hitting well (.363), but competition isn’t as good as others here are facing

Recent story: Cunningham Breaks Out

Michael Choice

Texas-Arlington

1.316 OPS with fourth-most walks in the country (31)

Recent story: Team USA Top 20

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Gary Brown

Cal State Fullerton

.466 average ranks eighth in the country

Recent story: College Mailbag: March 3

Kyle Parker

Clemson

Dual-sport athlete is having a banner year for the Tigers: .382/.500/.725 over first 102 at-bats

Jarrett Parker

Virginia

Has
been a non-factor in Virginia’s lineup this year

Recent story: Cape
Cod League Top 30 Prospects

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Chevez Clarke

Marietta (Ga.) HS

Playing with newfound enthusiasm after appearing apathetic at times this summer

Recent story: 2010 Preseason All-Americans

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LeVon Washington

Chipola (Fla.) JC

Got off to a miserably slow start, but still has plenty of top-shelf tools

Recent story: Washington Stands Out At Gulf Coast Tournament

Leon Landry

Louisiana State

Not a big power guy, but the center fielder is hitting .351 with 11 stolen bases

Recent story: College Best Tools

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Austin Wates

Virginia Tech

Good athlete with unorthodox swing that divides scouts on his future value

Recent story: College Best Tools

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Drew Vettleson

Central Kitsap HS, Silverdale, Wash.

Can pitch with both arms, but future is as a power-hitting outfielder

Recent story: Vettleson Turning Heads

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Michael Lorenzen

Union HS, Fullerton, Calif.

Lorenzen has a quick bat and hits upper 90s from the outfield

Recent story: Top Area Code Hitters

RIGHTHANDERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Jameson Taillon

The Woodlands (Texas) HS

Best stuff in this year’s class

Recent story: Taillon Throws No-Hitter, Strikes Out 19

Anthony Ranaudo

Louisiana State

Back on the mound after missing four weeks after his first start

Recent story: LSU Ace Will Miss Another Week

Karsten Whitson

Chipley (Fla.) HS

Athletic with an above-average fastball and one of the best breaking balls in the class

Recent story: 2010 Preseason All-Americans

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Dylan Covey

Maranatha HS, Pasadena, Calif.

Up to 96 mph in season debut with a sharp breaking ball

Recent story: Covey Sharp In 2010 Debut

Deck McGuire

Georgia Tech

Commands all of his pitches well and has been lights out this season

Recent story: 2010
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A.J. Cole

Oviedo (Fla.) HS

A little slow out of the gate, but was up to 95 this summer with projection remaining

Recent story: 2010 Preseason All-Americans

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Alex Wimmers

Ohio State

Off to a great start: 6-0, 1.98 with 46 Ks over 41 IP

Recent story: Hard Work Pays Off For Ohio State’s Wimmers

Brandon Workman

Texas

Excellent start (5-1, 3.09) as part of Longhorns’ fearsome rotation

Recent story: Pitching Staff Is Why Texas Is Ranked No. 1

Brett Eibner

Arkansas

A two-way prospect, but scouts prefer him on the mound, where he’s up to 94 mph

Recent story: Checking In On College Draft Prospects In The Southeast

Stetson Allie

St. Edward HS, Lakewood, Ohio

Talented two-way player; tops out in upper 90s and is working to improve control

Recent story: 2010 Preseason All-Americans

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Kevin Gausman

Grandview HS, Aurora, Colo.

Just getting going this spring—up to 94 mph in front of 100 scouts last week in Las Vegas

Recent story: 2010 Preseason All-Americans

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Kyle Blair

San Diego

Has thrown back-to-back eight-strikeout starts

Recent story: College Best Tools

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Kaleb Cowart

Cook HS, Adel, Ga.

As a hitter he’s a switch-hitter with power; on the mound he’s 93-94 with a power curveball

Recent story: 2010 Preseason All-Americans

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Jesse Hahn

Virginia Tech

High school teammate of Matt Harvey has been electric for Hokies, sitting 92-96 mph with fastball as starter

Matt Harvey

North Carolina

Up and down career has seen more ups this spring, touching 97 mph and flashing new power slider

Recent story: Three Strikes: March 8

Asher Wojciechowski

The Citadel

Sits in the mid-90s with a good slider; leading the country with 68 strikeouts

Recent story: Golden Spikes Spotlight
Cam Bedrosian

East Coweta HS, Sharpsburg, Ga.

The son of former Cy Young winner Steve Bedrosian is very strong and holds his mid-90s velocity late into games

Recent story: Like Father, Like Son

Chad Bettis

Texas Tech

55 strikeouts over 49 innings, but also has 19 walks

Recent story: Team USA Top 20

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DeAndre Smelter

Tattnall Square Academy, Macon, Ga.

A little rusty after basketball season, but learning his craft from HS pitching coach—former big league all-star Kevin Brown

Recent story: PG National Standouts

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Drew Cisco

Wando HS, Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Born to pitch—fills up the strike zone and is extremely polished for a high school pitcher

Recent story: Drew Cisco Q&A

Robbie Aviles

Suffern (N.Y.) HS

Low 90s this summer, but there’s more there

Recent story: 2010 Preseason High School All-Americans

LEFTHANDERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Drew Pomeranz

Mississippi

65 strikeouts over first 44 innings

Recent story: Team USA Top 20

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Chris Sale

Florida Gulf Coast

4-0, 1.29 with 61 strikeouts and just five walks over first 42 innings

Recent story: Golden Spikes Spotlight

James Paxton

Grand Prairie AirHogs

Left Kentucky to pitch for an Indy league team

Recent story: Paxton Will Pitch For AirHogs

Green= New to the Draft Tracker this week

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