North Carolina’s Prep Talent Looks Stacked For 2011
North Carolina's impact on the draft has grown in the last decade as the state has grown. It will be hard for the state to surpass the level of talent it produced in 2006—when the college ranks produced first-rounders Andrew Miller and Daniel Bard, while the prep ranks included Dustin Ackley, Alex White and Lonnie Chisenhall. The 2010 draft class in the state appears strong, with three players—outfielder Ty Linton, infielder Connor Narron and catcher Matt Roberts—ranked among the High School Top 100. However, 2011 is shaping up as the best prep class in the state since '06 and '07, a year when a half-dozen Tar Heel State prep products got popped in the first 10 rounds.