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State Report: Virginia

Nathan Rode -Premium Content

After a couple of down years, Virginia has rebounded nicely in 2010 and 2011 with a strong crop of college prospects. UVa lefthander Danny Hultzen is expected to be one of the first five overall picks, competing with Ryan Zimmerman, who went fourth overall to the Nationals in 2005, to be the highest-drafted Cavalier ever.

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State Report: North Carolina

Nathan Rode -Premium Content

It's a commentary on North Carolina's growth as a baseball talent producer that the state can place nine players in the Top 200 and go 75 players deep, yet not have it considered a five-star year. The 2011 class lacks a truly elite player but should extend the state's six-year run of producing at least one first-rounder with Levi Michael's all-around tools.

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State Report: South Carolina

John Manuel -Premium Content

College baseball in South Carolina has continued to get better, peaking with South Carolina's 2010 national championship. The state has 10 Division I schools, with programs such as Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston and The Citadel regularly making regional runs or producing high draft picks. But that doesn't mean scouts ignore the high school ranks, and the state's top player is Taylor Guerrieri, who's going to be the first high school pitcher out of the state to be drafted in the first round since Jacob Shumate in 1994.

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State Report: Indiana

Jim Callis -Premium Content

After producing four first-round picks (A.J. Pollock, Eric Arnett, Kolbrin Vitek, Justin O'Conner) and two sandwich-rounders (Josh Phegley, Matt Bashore) in the last two drafts, Indiana isn't as bountiful this time around. Indiana outfielder Alex Dickerson may be a supplemental first-rounder, though he didn't quite live up to expectations, and neither did Valparaiso outfielder Kyle Gaedele. The Hoosier State also has several interesting prep pitching prospects, led by lefthander Dillon Peters, but they all come with some question marks.

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State Report: Mid-Atlantic

Nathan Rode -Premium Content

The Mid-Atlantic produced Danny Hultzen, but the top college lefty is at Virginia now, three years removed from his high school days in D.C. The 2011 group in Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., doesn't come close to the same talent this year. It's possible that 10 rounds will pass before a Mid-Atlantic player is taken, something that hasn't happened since the draft began in 1965.

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State Report: New Jersey

Nathan Rode -Premium Content

The 2010 draft was historically bad for the Garden State, with just 11 players drafted overall and only one before the 24th round. While this year's group features two prep prospects in BA's Top 200, it's otherwise not dramatically better than last year thanks to another weak year in the college ranks.

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State Report: Pennsylvania

Nathan Rode -Premium Content

After going a decade without a four-star year, the Keystone State has its second in a row. The state has a solid balance between high school and college prospects at the top, while college arms fill out the rest of the list. The state has three players in BA's Top 200, including two who are considered top-two-round talents.

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State Report: Florida

John Manuel -Premium Content

The top of Florida's list is dominated by players who aren't Florida natives. The top prep players, shortstops Francisco Lindor and Javier Baez, are from Puerto Rico. Top prep arm Jose Fernandez is a Cuban immigrant. Juco prospects Cory Spangenberg and Brian Goodwin are from Pennsylvania and North Carolina. And the top four-year player picked will likely be Florida State lefty Sean Gilmartin, who is from California.

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State Report: Lower New England

Matt Forman -Premium Content

Connecticut's 2008 high school class was arguably the best in recent history, and two remaining pieces from that class, UConn's George Springer and Matt Barnes, highlight a loaded UConn team that could make it a historically good year for this two-state area, even though Rhode Island has little to contribute.

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State Report: Texas

Jim Callis -Premium Content

Though its two best prospects have had injury-plagued springs, Texas still will produce its usual share of talent. Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon is still the top position player in the draft and a potential No. 1 overall pick even though a shoulder strain has hampered his swing and kept him at DH for much of the season. Texas Christian lefthander Matt Purke missed a month with shoulder bursitis before returning in the final week of the regular season, and his draft status remains murky heading into the postseason. Plenty of other Lone Star State prospects have stepped forward. Taylor Jungmann (Texas) and John Stilson (Texas A&M) have been two of the most dominant pitchers in college baseball, while Dallas Jesuit HS outfielder Josh Bell is one of the most dangerous prep bats available.

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