Draft Tracker Chart: April 8

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

Stassi,
Max
Yuba City (Calif.) HS 14-of-22 hits have gone for extra-bases. Seven doubles and seven home runs

Recent story: Catching
Bloodlines

Sanchez,
Tony

Boston
College

Top collegiate backstop is hitting
.391/.486/.783 through first 115
at-bats

Myers,
Wil

Weseleyan
Christian Acad., High Point,
N.C.
Showing power and playing all over
the diamond

Recent story: A Second Look At Myers

Maddox,
Austin

Eagle’s View Academy,
Jacksonville
Showing off above-average arm with 1.76-second pop times

Recent story: Catching
Control

CORNER INFIELDERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Ackley,
Dustin
North Carolina Already matched career-high with 10 home runs

Poythress,
Rich

Georgia Hitting his way into the first round: .443/.540/.861 through first 115 at-bats

Borchering,
Bobby

Bishop Verot HS, Fort Myers,
Fla.

Eight home runs over first 55 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: .375/.455/.552 over first 96 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

Questions
about his bat, but has the glove to stick at
shortstop

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?

Davis,
Kentrail
Tennessee Rate stats
down across the board from last
year

Recent story: Always
Wanting
More

Jackson,
Brett

California Second in Pac-10 with 13 doubles

Recent story: Action
Jackson Stands Out At
Cal

Mitchell,
Jared

Louisiana
State

More walks (31) than strikeouts (23) so far—much better than last year’s 15:49 ratio

Pollock,
A.J.

Notre
Dame

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

Goodwin,
Brian

Rocky
Mount (N.C.) HS

Set school record recently with four doubles in one game—adding to career record of 31 so far

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

Marisnick,
Jake

Riverside
(Calif.) Poly
HS

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

Washington,
LeVon

Buchholz HS, Gainesville,
Fla.

One of fastest players in draft; also plays second base

Recent story: Speed
Thrills

Wheeler,
Tim

Sacramento
State

Showing
power/speed combo with .741
SLG and 12 stolen bases

Williams,
Reggie

Brooks-Debartolo
HS, Tampa

Raw, but very toolsy. Hitting
.576 with 41 stolen bases over first 12
games

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

San Diego
State

In his own world: 94 strikeouts over 48 innings

Recent story: What
A Difference Three Years
Makes

Gibson,
Kyle

Missouri

Trails
only
Strasburg with 75 strikeouts so far this
season

White,
Alex

North
Carolina

Not as dominant as he was down the stretch last season

Recent story: White Gets
The Best Of
Black

Crow,
Aaron

None (Fort Worth
Cats)

Indy ball season begins in
May

Recent story: Scheppers,
Crow Try
Again

Volz,
Kendal

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

Recent story: Strong
Start

Leake,
Mike

Arizona
State

Dominating the Pac-10 is nothing new for Leake

Turner,
Jacob

Westminster Christian Academy, St.
Louis

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

Miller,
Shelby

Brownwood (Texas)
HS

Reportedly touching 97 this
spring

Stoffel,
Jason

Arizona Top
reliever in this year’s class

Recent story: The
Finisher

Givens,
Mychal

Plant HS,
Tampa

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

Wheeler,
Zack

East Paulding HS, Dallas,
Ga.

Commands three big league
pitches

Dyson,
Sam

South
Carolina

Draft-eligible sophomore dialing
it up to 98 mph with a
hammer

Wilson,
Alex

Texas
A&M

68:12 strikeout-to-walk
ratio

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

Heckathorn,
Kyle

Kennesaw
State

Has rebounded nicely from rough start

Recent story: Growing
Up

Boxberger,
Brad

Southern
California

Only four walks over past 15 innings, an improvement earlier this year

Recent story: Draft
Tracker
Returns!

Tootle,
Ben

Jacksonville
State

Likely a reliever in the long run

Recent story: Added
Attention

Griggs,
Scott

San Ramon Valley HS, Danville,
Calif.

Still struggling with control: 14 walks in as many innings

Younginer, Madison

Mauldin (S.C.) HS

6-foot-3, 185-pounder dials fastball up to 93

Scheppers,
Tanner

None (St. Paul
Saints)

Indy ball begins in
May

Recent story: Scheppers,
Crow
Try
Again

LEFTHANDERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Matzek,
Tyler
Capistrano Valley HS, Mission Viejo,
Calif.
Threw a no-hitter on March
20

Recent story: Keeping
Them
Guessing

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

Recent story: Purke Shows Savvy, Stuff

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

Has allowed 13 doubles and five home runs, resulting in a 5.91 ERA

Recent story: Oliver
Wins Suit Against
NCAA

Minor,
Mike

Vanderbilt

Has
allowed only seven extra-base hits in 46 innings this
season

Recent story: No
Minor
Feat

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

Raley,
Brooks

Texas
A&M

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

Recent story: Draft Tracker Returns!

James,
Chad

Bishop Verot HS, Fort Myers,
Fla.

Strong, pro body indicates his 88-90 mph fastball has room to grow

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