Draft Tracker Chart: May 13

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CATCHERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Sanchez,
Tony

Boston
College

Top
collegiate backstop is hitting
.362/.465/.676 through first 188
at-bats

Recent story: Stay Close

Stassi,
Max
Yuba City (Calif.)
HS
Has struck out only six times over 96 plate appearances

Recent story: Catching
Bloodlines

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Myers,
Wil

Weseleyan
Christian Acad., High Point,
N.C.
Advanced bat, earning Dale Murphy comparisons for size, athleticism

Recent story: A Second
Look At
Myers

Murphy, J.R.

The Pendleton School, Bradenton, Fla.

Formerly an outfielder and third baseman, Murphy’s polished bat has produced supplemental-round buzz

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

Recent story: Hard To Profile

Borchering,
Bobby

Bishop Verot HS, Fort Myers,
Fla.

13 home runs over 107 plate
appearances

Recent story: Star
Savvy

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Poythress,
Rich

Georgia Still a first-rounder with polished bat and all-fields approach

Recent story: College Midseason Update: Top Hitter

Davidson,
Matt

Yucaipa
(Calif.)
HS

Has 17 doubles and eight home runs in 110 plate apperances

Recent story: Checking On
Davidson

MIDDLE INFIELDERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Green,
Grant
Southern
California
Hasn’t progressed from last year; stock
is slipping

Recent story: Torrid
Streak
Lasts
All
Summer

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

Recent story: Getting
Defensive

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Givens, Mychal

Plant HS, Tampa

Despite 97 mph heat, consensus has him going out as a hitter

Franklin, Nick

Lake Brantley HS, Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Switch-hitting Auburn recruit getting late first-round attention

OUTFIELDERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Tate,
Donavan
Cartersville (Ga.)
HS
Five-tool athlete could wind up a Gold Glove defender with plus bat.

Recent story: Can
Tate
Wait?

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Wheeler,
Tim

Sacramento
State

Showing
power/speed
combo
with
.786
SLG and 15 stolen
bases

Williams, Everett

McCallum HS, Austin

A little undersized, but has explosive tools and some polish to his bat

Trout, Mike

Millville (N.J.)
HS
Great athlete earns comparisons to Aaron Rowand—but faster

Pollock,
A.J.

Notre
Dame

Doing it all for the Irish—hitting,
stealing bases and playing good
defense

Recent story: In The Dugout

Mitchell,
Jared

Louisiana
State

Doubles as a wide receiver, ranks as top college athlete in the draft

Recent story: What An Athlete

Jackson,
Brett

California Strikeouts a concern—leads Pac-10 with 58

Recent story: Action
Jackson Stands Out At
Cal

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

Recent story: Always
Wanting
More

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

San
Diego
State

Last home start resulted in first collegiate no-hitter

Recent story: What
A
Difference
Three
Years
Makes

White,
Alex

North
Carolina

Stuff guy (three plus pitches) lacking some pitchability.

Recent story: Mr. Clutch

Gibson,
Kyle

Missouri

Continues to fill up the strike zone with three quality pitches

Recent story: Bulking Up

Scheppers,
Tanner

None
(St. Paul
Saints)

Lighting up radar guns again after shoulder problems in 2008

Recent story: Scheppers,
Crow
Try
Again

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Crow,
Aaron

None
(Fort Worth
Cats)

Recapturing his 2008 form in indy ball

Recent story: Scheppers,
Crow
Try
Again

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Turner,
Jacob

Westminster
Christian
Academy, St.
Louis

Has a lot of helium right
now, currently ranks as the top prep righty

Recent story: Quite The Tutors

Miller,
Shelby

Brownwood
(Texas)
HS

Combo of velocity and life gives him best high school fastball in the draft

Wheeler,
Zack

East Paulding HS, Dallas,
Ga.

Plus fastball and projectable frame pushing him into top 10 picks

Leake,
Mike

Arizona
State

Closing in on ASU’s aluminum-bat era ERA record

Recent story: A
Whole
New
Level

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Arnett,
Eric

Indiana

Climbing
boards in a hurry with mid-90s
fastball

Recent story: Draft Tracker: April 22

Jenkins, Chad

Kennesaw State

Likely passing teammate Kyle Heckathorn as first Owl off the board

Recent story: Three Strikes: April 27

Black, Victor

Dallas Baptist

Could be highest pick in Dallas Baptist history

Heckathorn,
Kyle

Kennesaw
State

Has
rebounded
nicely from rough start

Recent story: Growing
Up

Dyson,
Sam

South
Carolina

Big-armed redshirt sophomore profiles as reliever

Recent story: Dyson Wins Showdown With Ranaudo

Colvin,
Brody

More HS, Lafayette,
La.

Yet another potential first-round
pitcher

Storen, Drew

Stanford Touching 96 as Cardinal closer

Hobgood,
Matt

Norco
(Calif.)
HS

Recent drop in velocity has scouts worried

Gould, Garrett

Maize (Kan.) HS

Last first-round high school pitcher from Kansas? Brian Holman in 1983

Younginer, Madison

Mauldin (S.C.) HS

Tough to see as he’s been pitching in relief

Von Rosenberg, Zach

Zachary (La.) HS

Exudes polish, has won state titles at two schools

Sampson, Keyvius

Forest HS, Ocala, Fla.

Athletic with three-pitch mix pushing him into first 2 rounds

LEFTHANDERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Matzek,
Tyler
Capistrano
Valley
HS,
Mission Viejo,
Calif.
Sits 90-93 mph with ease

Recent story: Keeping
Them
Guessing

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Purke,
Matt
Klein
(Texas)
HS
Carves up bats with 92-95 mph heat, plus slider, bulldog attitude

Recent story: Purke Shows
Savvy,
Stuff

Brothers,
Rex

Lipscomb

Second
only to Strasburg with 120 strikeouts this
year

Recent story: Draft
Tracker:
March
25

Oliver,
Andrew

Oklahoma
State

Relying mainly on fastball, rebounding from slow start

Recent story: Oliver
Wins Suit Against
NCAA

Skaggs,
Tyler
Santa
Monica
(Calif.)
HS
Sidelined
with a rolled ankle, but scouts love the
projection

James, Chad

Yukon (Okla.)
HS

Above-average fastball for a lefty,
pitching really
well

Paxton,
James

Kentucky

Shows a plus-plus fastball and a plus breaker on his best days

Recent story: Draft
Tracker:
March
25

Miller, Aaron

Baylor

Also a right fielder but future is definitely on the mound

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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