Draft Tracker Chart May 20

CATCHERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Stassi,
Max
Yuba
City (Calif.)
HS
A little undersized, but can hit and has great leadership and makeup

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: Living It Up

Sanchez,
Tony

Boston
College

Top
collegiate backstop is hitting
.353/.450/.647 through first 201
at-bats

Recent story: Stay
Close

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

27 of his 43 hits this year went for extra bases

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
.765
SLG
and 15 stolen
bases

Recent story: Two Wheelers, One Dream

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

Washington, LeVon

Buchholz HS, Gainesville, Fla.

One of the fastest players in the draft with possibly the best pure bat of any Florida high schooler

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 Great athlete, but swings and misses a lot

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

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

Crow,
Aaron

None
(Fort
Worth
Cats)

Recapturing his 2008 form in indy
ball

Recent story: Scheppers,
Crow
Try
Again

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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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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 half of first round

Recent story: Two Wheelers, One Dream

Leake,
Mike

Arizona
State

Lowered ERA to 1.35 last week, which would be ASU 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

Gould,
Garrett

Maize (Kan.)
HS

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

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

Hobgood,
Matt

Norco
(Calif.)
HS

Arm works well and he’s been up to 94 mph

Colvin,
Brody

More
HS, Lafayette,
La.

Yet another potential first-round
pitcher

Black,
Victor

Dallas
Baptist

Could be highest pick in Dallas
Baptist
history

Von
Rosenberg, Zach

Zachary (La.)
HS

Won fourth-consecutive state title last week; started all four clinchers

Storen,
Drew

Stanford Touching
96 as Cardinal
closer

Younginer,
Madison

Mauldin (S.C.)
HS

Tough to see as he’s been pitching in
relief

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

Oliver,
Andrew

Oklahoma
State

Relying
mainly on fastball, rebounding from slow
start

Recent story: Oliver
Wins Suit Against
NCAA

Brothers,
Rex

Lipscomb

Third in the nation with 120 strikeouts this
year

Recent story: Draft
Tracker:
March
25

James,
Chad

Yukon (Okla.)
HS

Above-average fastball for a lefty,
pitching really
well

Skaggs,
Tyler
Santa
Monica
(Calif.)
HS
Scouts love the projection and see bigger velocity in the future

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

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