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State Report: Puerto Rico

Conor Glassey -Premium Content

While 2010 is not a great year for Puerto Rican talent, scouts did find plenty of interesting storylines and tools, including a son of a big leaguer as the top prospect. With talk of an international draft possibly being on the horizon, opponents of the idea often point to Puerto Rico as evidence that it would be bad for the sport in a country that becomes subject to a draft. Until 1989, Puerto Rican players signed on the open market, as players do now in the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and other foreign countries. The change was made in an effort to curb bonus payments to Puerto Rican players, and while it accomplished that goal, many in the game cited it as a reason for a decline in the talent Puerto Rico has produced since then.<br/>

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State Report: Wisconsin

Jim Callis -Premium Content

Wisconsin usually produces one early-round pick in each draft, but for the second time in three years the Badger State is devoid of talent. Adam Frost (21st round) was the state's top choice in 2008, and Grafton High righthander Conor Fisk, the best prospect this year, figures to go in about the same area of the draft.

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State Report: Iowa

Jim Callis -Premium Content

Iowa's list starts with three high schoolers, four juco players and an independent leaguer—not to mention a basketball player from Northern Iowa, which no longer has a baseball team. In Iowa the college programs lag behind the high schools and junior colleges in terms of churning out prospects. Iowa State dropped baseball after the 2001 season, and Northern Iowa followed suit after last season, leaving Iowa as the state's lone NCAA Division I college program—and the Hawkeyes' winning record this spring was just their second in the last 14 years.

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State Report: New York

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

The Empire State boasts the top two prospects in the Northeast and two more top 200 talents. All of that adds up to a better than average year in New York, and the state's first four-star rating in the last decade. Prep righthander Robbie Aviles and Oneonta State righty Dave Filak could go in the top two rounds, and prep shortstop Cito Culver offers premium arm strength and true middle infield actions that are rare commodities among Northeast high schoolers. St. John's reliever Daniel Burawa gives the state a fourth Top 200 prospect—its most since BA instituted the Top 200 in 2003.

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State Report: New Mexico

Conor Glassey -Premium Content

New Mexico's Division I baseball programs had strong years, beginning with New Mexico's series win on the road at Texas to start the season, but the team with the most draft picks this year out of the state is likely to be New Mexico JC. The Thunderbirds could have six players drafted, including outfielder Jordan Buckley, a former two-sport standout who turned his focus to baseball this spring.

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State Report: Pennsylvania

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

Pennsylvania's crop is the strongest in the Northeast. The Keystone State produced just one Top 200 prospect in each of the last three years, but this year it has four—its most since BA started ranking a Top 200 in 2002. All Pennsylvania also earns a four-star rating for the first time in the last decade. And there is depth of talent beyond the top four players; Keenan Kish, Austin Urban, Ben Heath and Chris Kirsch are all top-10-rounds talents who missed out on the Top 200. Beyond that group, Pennsylvania features a number of solid senior signs and raw prepsters with upside.

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State Report: Dakotas

Jim Callis -Premium Content

The Dakotas are never a fertile draft ground, but South Dakota State did have its best season ever, tying a school record with 39 wins and earning a share of the Summit League regular-season title. The Jackrabbits fell to Oral Roberts in the conference tournament championship to end their season. They have the three best 2010 prospects in the Dakotas, starting with righthander Blake Treinen, and a commitment from the top high school prospect, righty Kolton Emery.

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State Report: Nebraska

Jim Callis -Premium Content

It's a down year in the Cornhusker State. Nebraska and Creighton both missed the NCAA playoffs for the second consecutive season and won just 27 games each. Their top prospects also disappointed, as Cornhuskers lefthander Mike Nesseth had Tommy John surgery and slick-fielding Bluejays shortstop Elliott Soto didn't ease any of the concerns about his bat. Nebraska City lefthander Logan Ehlers is the only high school prospect with a chance to get drafted.

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State Report: Minnesota

Jim Callis -Premium Content

The state of Minnesota hasn't had a first-round pick since Glen Perkins in 2004, but Mike Kvasnicka has a chance to end that drought this spring. Kvasnicka helped Minnesota win the Big 10 Conference regular-season and tournament titles, and he and his teammates occupy six of the top seven spots on the state prospect list.<br/>

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State Report: Virginia

Nathan Rode -Premium Content

The 2009 draft was an uncharacteristically down year for Virginia, but this year will be different. The college crop is arguably the best the state has seen in a decade, with five players in the Top 200. The high school prospects still aren't back to the caliber seen in the early 2000s.<br/>

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Mock Draft: May 28

Jim Callis -Premium Content

In terms of the big picture, not much has changed since our first mock draft Premium ran two weeks ago. CC of Southern Nevada catcher Bryce Harper is still considered a lock to go No. 1 overall to the Nationals, and righthander Jameson Taillon and shortstop Manny Machado remain the cream of the high school crop. After that, uncertainty reigns.

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State Report: Georgia

John Manuel -Premium Content

This might turn out to be the best year for Georgia in draft history, which is saying something for a state that has produced seven first-rounders the last two years—eight if you count Leesburg native Buster Posey, who signed out of Florida State. The last year with similar talent is 2002, which saw a pair of first-rounders (Jeremy Hermida, Jeff Francoeur), three second-rounders (Jonathan Broxton, Brian McCann and unsigned Micah Owings) and other big leaguers such as seventh-rounder Matt Capps and unsigned juco product Nick Markakis. Multiple scouts said Georgia's high school class was the best in memory and could produce up to 20 players in the first 10 rounds of the draft, depending on signability.

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State Report: Colorado

Conor Glassey -Premium Content

The last time Colorado had two high school players drafted in the top 10 rounds was 2005. This year's class is actually a little better. In 2005, righthander Kyle Winters (Marlins) and outfielder Reid Engel (Red Sox) both went in the fifth round. Colorado's top prospect this year, Kevin Gausman, came into the year as one of the top 20 high school players in the class. Although he slid a little during an inconsistent spring, he could still go anywhere from the first to the fourth round—if he doesn't slide because of signability.

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State Report: Lower New England

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

UConn had its best season in decades, carrying an otherwise weak crop in Connecticut and Rhode Island. The Huskies set a school record for victories and will make regionals for the first time since 1994. The team's top two pro prospects are underclassmen who are not draft-eligible (outfielder George Springer and righthander Matt Barnes), but they also have a solid group of veterans led by Mike Olt.

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State Report: Upper New England

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

Upper New England—which includes Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont—is traditionally thin, but the talent in the region has never been shallower than it is this year. Since 2006, when the three-state area produced a pair of Top 200 talents in Jeff Locke and Garrett Olson, Upper New England has been a one-star area every year. Franklin Pierce righthander Jose Macias is the only player with a chance to be drafted in the top 15 rounds. Only Macias and Dartmouth senior lefty Robert Young are likely to sign pro contracts this year.

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State Report: New Jersey

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

One Northeast talent evaluator put it succinctly: "It's the worst year in the history of New Jersey. It's awful." In the last decade, New Jersey has produced talent more consistently than any other state in the Northeast, and in the last five years it has produced such blue-chippers as Rick Porcello, Todd Frazier, Anthony Ranaudo, Jason Knapp and Mike Trout. This year, no prospect in the state came close to cracking the Top 200, and the usually solid prep crop is downright barren.

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State Report: Massachusetts

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

Boston College continues to carry the banner for the Bay State, which has a pair of Top 200 talents for the second year in a row. In 2009, the Eagles produced the No. 4 overall pick in Tony Sanchez and a supplemental first-round pick in Mike Belfiore. This year, the top prospect in Massachusetts again plays for BC, but lefthander Pat Dean won't follow Sanchez and Belfiore as a first-round pick, projecting instead as a third-rounder.

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2010 Draft Order

The draft order for the 2010 draft with adjustments for picks earned and lost through free agency and failure to sign previous draft picks.

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State Report: Florida

John Manuel -Premium Content

Scouts knew the top players coming into the season in Florida. They knew the state was top-heavy in the high school ranks, and the college talent turned out that way too. But the short talent list in college allowed scouts to focus on the state's high school class, which turned out to be quite deep, even with a dropoff after the top six or seven players.

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