State Report: Texas
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.