Draft Tracker Chart May 27

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 an above-average defender with some power

Recent story: Stay
Close

Joseph, Tommy

Horizon HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.

17-year-old is raw behind the plate, but has a strong arm and light-tower power

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.

Polished high school hitter is biggest prep power threat

Recent story: Star
Savvy

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Poythress,
Rich

Georgia Slipping a little late in the year as hot start fades

Recent story: College
Midseason
Update: Top
Hitter

Davidson,
Matt

Yucaipa
(Calif.)
HS

Of his 43 hits this year, 27 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 summer; 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

Great athlete and one of the top collegiate power/speed combos

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

Did it all for the Irish—hit, stole bases and played 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

Premium

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

San
Diego
State

Left last game with a tweaked back

Recent story: What
A
Difference
Three
Years
Makes

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

White,
Alex

North
Carolina

Great stuff, but often falls victim to the big inning

Recent story: Mr.
Clutch

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

Second consecutive complete-game shutout lowered season ERA to nation-best 1.24

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

Fastball sits 90-92 mph and he has an above-average curveball

Heckathorn,
Kyle

Kennesaw
State

Big body, big fastball, could end up in the bullpen

Recent story: Growing
Up

Storen,
Drew

Stanford Touching
96 as Cardinal
closer

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

Von
Rosenberg, Zach

Zachary (La.)
HS

Won fourth-consecutive state title and started all four
clinchers

Colvin,
Brody

More
HS, Lafayette,
La.

Touching 94 with good life

Younginer, Madison

Mauldin (S.C.) HS

Tough to see as team’s closer, but has been up to 95 mph

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

Premium

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

Big time fastball and slider,  profiles as a reliever for most scouts

Recent story: Draft
Tracker:
March
25

Oliver,
Andrew

Oklahoma
State

Got lit up in final regular-season start

Recent story: Oliver
Wins Suit Against
NCAA

James,
Chad

Yukon
(Okla.)
HS

Above-average fastball for a lefty,
pitching really
well

Skaggs,
Tyler
Santa
Monica
(Calif.)
HS
Off for a couple weeks after rolling his ankle, but scouts love the projection

Minor, Mike

Vanderbilt

Average four-pitch mix; threw well in SEC tournament, has track record and competes

Paxton,
James

Kentucky

Shows
a
plus-plus
fastball and a plus breaker on his best
days, but has been fragile and hit hard

Recent story: Draft
Tracker:
March
25

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