Draft Tracker Chart: March 10

CATCHERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Bryce Harper

CC of Southern Nevada

Splitting time between catcher and center field, but hitting .408/.500/.831 with wood as basically a high school junior

Recent story: Harper Solid In First Weekend

Stefan Sabol Aliso Niquel HS, Aliso Viejo, Calif. Good athlete with quick bat, but may have to move to outfield

Recent story: Their Turn

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Micah Gibbs

Louisiana State Solid receiver that shows plus makeup and game calling is off to a torrid start with the bat (1.249 OPS)

Recent story: College Best Tools

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Yasmani Grandal

Miami

Leading the Hurricanes in hitting with more power to come

Recent story: Team USA Top 20

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CORNER INFIELDERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Zack Cox Arkansas Parlaying great showing on the Cape into hot start for the Razorbacks

Recent story: Cape Cod League Top 30 Prospects

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Nick Castellanos

Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla.

Started the season 17-for-25 with four home runs

Recent story: Wrigley Runs

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MIDDLE INFIELDERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Manny Machado Brito HS, Miami Silky-smooth defender that projects to hit for power

Recent story: In The Spotlight

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Christian Colon Cal State Fullerton Hasn’t progressed from last year; stock is slipping

Recent story: Team USA Top 20

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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

Moved to U.S. from Dominican and is older than the rest of his class, but is very strong and has a fallback on the mound

Recent story: Their Turn

Garin Cecchini

Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La.

Will likely move to 3B, but has good strike zone judgement and power from left side

Recent story: Garin Cecchini Q&A

Rick Hague

Rice

Off to a bad start, both at the plate and in the field (see Draft Tracker for more)

Recent story: Team USA Top 20

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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

Hasn’t pitched yet and moved to center field; homered twice Wednesday vs. Tennessee, giving him five for the season

Recent story: Brentz Bashes With Old-School Style

Todd Cunningham

Jacksonville State

Eleven of his first 17 hits have gone for extra bases

Recent story: Cunningham Breaks Out

Jarrett Parker

Virginia

Hit first homer Wednesday after belting 16 last year

Recent story: Cape Cod League Top 30 Prospects

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Michael Choice

Texas-Arlington

Off to one of the best starts in the country: .400/.528/.900 over first 40 ABs

Recent story: Team USA Top 20

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Austin Wilson

Harvard-Westlake HS, Los Angeles

Had lower back issues this fall, but one of the draft’s best athletes

Recent story: Velasquez Steals Show In Compton

Gary Brown

Cal State Fullerton

One of Fullerton’s few bright spots this season; hitting .478/.489/.826 with 7 stolen bases

Recent story: College Mailbag: March 3

LeVon Washington

Chipola (Fla.) JC

It’s been cold and he’s been injured, but Washington has stumbled out of the gate after not signing as a first-rounder last year

Recent story: Washington Stands Out At Gulf Coast Tournament

Chevez Clarke

Marietta (Ga.) HS

Playing with newfound enthusiasm after appearing appathetic at times this summer

Recent story: 2010 Preseason All-Americans

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Leon Landry

Louisiana State

No home runs yet, but right behind Gibbs with a 1.124 OPS

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

As truly dominant as he was this summer, he’s been even better this spring—up to 99 mph; could be first HS RHP ever to go first overall

Recent story: Prospect Q&A: Jameson Taillon

Anthony Ranaudo

Louisiana State

Pushed back another week with stress reaction in right elbow; just 5 IP so far

Recent story: LSU Ace Will Miss Another Week

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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Deck McGuire

Georgia Tech

Nearly flawless this spring: 2-0, 0.82 with 25 Ks and 3 BB over 22 IP

Recent story: What A Difference Three Years Makes

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

Alex Wimmers

Ohio State

Off to a great start: 3-0, 2.84 with 23 Ks over 19 IP

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

Brandon Workman

Texas

Excellent start as part of Longhorns’ fearsome rotation

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

Brett Eibner

Arkansas

Pitching well for Razorbacks (13 SO in 11 IP), but would also be a prospect as an outfielder

Recent story: Cape Cod League Top 30 Prospects

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Kevin Gausman

Grandview HS, Aurora, Colo.

Lanky and projectable; was up to 96 as a junior

Recent story: 2010 Preseason All-Americans

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Kyle Blair

San Diego

Racking up a lot of strikeouts (24 in 17 IP), but needs to limit free passes (11)

Recent story: College Best Tools

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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

Recent story: College Best Tools

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Chad Bettis

Texas Tech

Striking out a batter an inning, but also has been hit pretty hard, as 4.91 ERA would suggest

Recent story: Team USA Top 20

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Stetson Allie

St. Edward HS, Lakewood, Ohio

Talented two-way player; tops out in upper 90s, but control is an issue

Recent story: 2010 Preseason All-Americans

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Kevin Jacob

Georgia Tech

7.11 ERA for Yellow Jackets, but only 6 innings of work

Recent story: What A Difference Three Years Makes

Matt Harvey

North Carolina

Up and down career has seen more ups this spring, including 92-95 mph

Recent story: Three Strikes: March 8

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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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

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

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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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

28 strikeouts over first 17 innings

Recent story: Team USA Top 20

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Chris Sale

Florida Gulf Coast

Winless so far, but has 1.38 ERA with 21 strikeouts and 3 walks over first 13 innings

Recent story: Tough Sale

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James Paxton

Undetermined

This year’s wild card—left Kentucky and will likely pitch for an Indy league team

Recent story: Final Thoughts On Paxton’s Departure

Bryan Morgado

Tennessee

20 strikeouts, 8 BB over 16 innings, but nasty 7.47 ERA

Recent story: Brave New World

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