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Top 50 College Players By Class





Editor's Note: The list posted on Feb. 2 was an earlier version. The rankings have been changed to reflect the latest information that we received.

Here's a look at the top 50 players in each college class, ranked on the basis of their pro potential.

SENIORS
Rank Player, Pos., College B-T Ht. Wt. Last Drafted
1. Cole Green, rhp, Texas R-R 6-0 210 Tigers '10 (4)
2. Jeff Schaus, of, Clemson L-R 6-1 205 Indians '10 (27)
3. Mike McGee, of/rhp, Florida State R-R 6-0 188 D'backs '10 (41)
4. Brian Dupra, rhp, Notre Dame R-R 6-3 200 Tigers '10 (11)
5. Caleb Ramsey, of, Houston L-R 6-2 215 Never
6. Steven Yarrow, 3b, San Francisco L-R 6-4 205 Never
7. Clint Moore, ss, Army R-R 5-11 190 Never
8. T.J. Walz, rhp, Kansas R-R 6-1 175 Athletics '10 (50)
9. Kevin Patterson, 1b, Auburn L-R 6-4 215 Rays '10 (23)
10. Tyler Wilson, rhp, Virginia R-R 6-1 180 Reds '10 (35)
11. Cody Martin, lhp, Gonzaga R-R 6-3 210 Twins ' 10 (20)
12. Davis Duren, 2b, Oklahoma State L-R 6-0 173 Astros '10 (13)
13. Kyle Hallock, lhp, Kent State L-L 6-1 175 Phillies '10 (49)
14. Andrew Barbosa, lhp, South Florida R-L 6-8 205 Giants '10 (15)
15. Matt Rice, c, Western Kentucky R-R 6-3 195 Yankees '10 (50)
16. Chad Oberacker, of, Tennessee Tech L-L 5-11 175 Cardinals '10 (19)
17. Scott Woodward, of, Coastal Carolina L-R 6-1 185 Athletics '10 (15)
18. Steven Maxwell, rhp, Texas Christian R-R 6-0 180 Twins '10 (12)
19. Kevin Jacob, rhp, Georgia Tech R-R 6-6 235 Yankees '10 (18)
20. Josh Adams, 2b, Florida R-R 5-11 200 Twins '07 (30)
21. Steven Brooks, of, Wake Forest R-R 6-1 184 Cubs '10 (17)
22. Tant Shepherd, 1b, Texas R-R 5-11 210 Reds '10 (47)
23. Tim Smalling, ss, Virginia Tech R-R 6-3 200 Nationals '10 (14)
24. Mike Strong, lhp, Oklahoma State L-L 6-0 175 Athletics '10 (22)
25. Matt Talley, lhp, The Citadel L-L 6-6 175 D'backs '10 (25)
26. Taylor Black, ss, Kentucky R-R 6-1 180 Cardinals '10 (28)
27. Ryan Woolley, rhp, Alabama-Birmingham R-R 6-1 190 Rangers '10 (39)
28. Todd McInnis, rhp, Southern Mississippi R-R 6-1 155 Athletics '10 (32)
29. Kevin McKague, rhp/1b, Army R-R 6-5 220 Never
30. Thomas Girdwood, rhp, Elon R-R 6-2 196 Twins '10 (15)
31. Bradley Hendrix, rhp, Auburn R-R 6-2 190 Reds '10 (30)
32. Eliot Glynn, lhp, Connecticut L-L 6-1 165 Padres '10 (49)
33. Ridge Carpenter, of, Cal State Northridge L-L 6-2 190 Red Sox '07 (32)
34. Paul Hoilman, 1b, East Tennessee State R-R 6-5 215 Rays '10 (49)
35. Scott Matyas, rhp, Minnesota R-R 6-4 200 Brewers '10 (40)
36. Danny Muno, ss, Fresno State S-R 5-11 170 Cubs '10 (26)
37. Cody Winiarski, rhp, Virginia R-R 6-3 190 Phillies '07 (48)
38. Cole Johnson, rhp, Notre Dame R-R 6-3 200 Never
39. Justin Shults, 1b, UC Riverside L-R 6-2 190 Never
40. Nick Fleece, rhp, Texas A&M R-R 6-2 200 Mariners '10 (27)
41. Randy Fontanez, rhp, South Florida R-R 6-1 193 Reds '10 (23)
42. Pete Lavin, of, San Francisco R-R 5-10 170 Never
43. Buddy Sosnoski, of, Francis Marion (S.C.) L-L 6-1 190 Royals '10 (25)
44. Trent Whitehead, of, East Carolina L-L 5-10 169 Never
45. Jesse Meaux, rhp, UC Santa Barbara R-R 6-4 210 Phillies '10 (44)
46. Jeff Holm, 1b/of, Michigan State L-L 6-2 200 Never
47. Josh Salay, rhp, College of Charleston R-R 6-3 195 Never
48. Seth Maness, rhp, East Carolina R-R 5-11 168 Marlins '10 (41)
49. Yoandy Barroso, of, Florida International R-R 6-2 215 Rangers '07 (46)
50. Tony Nix, of, UC Riverside R-R 5-11 175 Never


JUNIORS
Rank Player, Pos., College B-T Ht. Wt. Last Drafted
1. Anthony Rendon, 3b, Rice R-R 5-11 170 Braves '08 (27)
2. Gerrit Cole, rhp, UCLA R-R 6-4 215 Yankees '08 (1)
3. George Springer, of, Connecticut R-R 6-3 205 Twins '08 (48)
4. Sonny Gray, rhp, Vanderbilt R-R 6-0 185 Cubs '08 (27)
5. Taylor Jungmann, rhp, Texas R-R 6-6 195 Angels '08 (24)
6. Jackie Bradley, of, South Carolina L-R 5-10 175 Never
7. Matt Barnes, rhp, Connecticut R-R 6-3 180 Never
8. Danny Hultzen, lhp, Virginia L-L 6-2 195 D'backs '08 (10)
9. Jed Bradley, lhp, Georgia Tech L-L 6-3 203 Never
10. Trevor Bauer, rhp, UCLA R-R 6-1 175 Never
11. Anthony Meo, rhp, Coastal Carolina R-R 6-2 190 Nationals '08 (43)
12. John Stilson, rhp, Texas A&M R-R 6-4 190 Twins '09 (19)
13. Kolten Wong, 2b, Hawaii L-R 5-8 175 Twins '08 (16)
14. Tyler Anderson, lhp, Oregon L-L 6-3 195 Never
15. Jason Esposito, 3b, Vanderbilt R-R 6-1 195 Royals '08 (7)
16. Alex Dickerson, of, Indiana L-L 6-3 220 Nationals '08 (48)
17. Mikie Mahtook, of, Louisiana State R-R 6-1 205 Marlins '08 (39)
18. Jason Coats, of, Texas Christian R-R 6-2 190 Never
19. Peter O'Brien, c, Bethune-Cookman R-R 6-3 215 Never
20. Alex Meyer, rhp, Kentucky R-R 6-8 215 Red Sox '08 (20)
21. Tony Zych, rhp, Louisville R-R 6-3 175 Cubs '08 (46)
22. Austin Wood, rhp, Southern California R-R 6-4 205 Rays '10 (4)
23. John Ruettiger, of, Arizona State L-L 6-2 180 Rangers '08 (35)
24. Logan Verrett, rhp, Baylor R-R 6-2 180 Never
25. Levi Michael, ss, North Carolina R-R 5-10 170 Never
26. Jack Armstrong, rhp, Vanderbilt R-R 6-7 200 Rangers '08 (36)
27. Zach Cone, of, Georgia R-R 6-2 200 Angels '08 (3)
28. James McCann, c, Arkansas R-R 6-2 185 White Sox '08 (31)
29. Noe Ramirez, rhp, Cal State Fullerton R-R 6-3 180 Never
30. Adam Conley, lhp, Washington State L-L 6-3 170 Twins '08 (32)
31. Ryan Wright, 2b, Louisville R-R 6-1 190 Never
32. Ricky Oropesa, 1b, Southern California L-R 6-2 215 Red Sox '08 (24)
33. Zack MacPhee, 2b, Arizona State R-R 5-9 170 Tigers '08 (22)
34. Brad Miller, ss, Clemson L-R 6-0 185 Rangers '08 (39)
35. Harold Martinez, 3b, Miami R-R 6-3 190 Rangers '08 (19)
36. Zach Wilson, of/3b, Arizona State R-R 6-1 190 Pirates '08 (26)
37. Joe Panik, ss, St. John's L-R 6-1 180 Never
38. C.J. Cron, c, Utah R-R 6-3 230 White Sox '08 (44)
39. Ryan Carpenter, lhp, Gonzaga L-L 6-5 205 Rays '08 (21)
40. Kyle Gaedele, of, Valparaiso R-R 6-3 225 Rays '08 (32)
41. Sam Stafford, lhp, Texas L-L 6-3 185 Red Sox '08 (40)
42. Carson Smith, rhp, Texas State R-R 6-5 215 Never
43. Scott McGough, rhp, Oregon R-R 6-1 185 Pirates '08 (46)
44. Grayson Garvin, lhp, Vanderbilt L-L 6-5 217 Astros '08 (45)
45. Andrew Gagnon, rhp, Long Beach State R-R 6-3 190 Pirates '08 (10)
46. Kevin Medrano, 2b, Missouri State L-R 6-0 150 Never drafted
47. Burch Smith, rhp, Oklahoma R-R 6-5 195 Indians '10 (20)
48. Dixon Anderson, rhp, California R-R 6-5 225 Orioles '10 (6)
49. Nick Ahmed, ss, Connecticut R-R 6-2 180 Never
50. B.A. Vollmuth, ss, Southern Mississippi R-R 6-4 200 Astros '08 (32)


SOPHOMORES
Rank Player, Pos., College B-T Ht. Wt. Last Drafted
1. *Matt Purke, lhp, Texas Christian L-L 6-4 180 Rangers '09 (1)
2. Kenny Diekroeger, ss/3b, Stanford R-R 6-2 200 Rays '09 (2)
3. Deven Marrero, ss, Arizona State R-R 6-1 172 Reds '09 (17)
4. Mark Appel, rhp, Stanford R-R 6-5 190 Tigers '09 (15)
5. Jake Barrett, rhp, Arizona State R-R 6-3 219 Blue Jays '09 (3)
6. Brian Goodwin, of, Miami-Dade JC L-R 6-1 190 White Sox '09 (17)
7. *Andrew Susac, c, Oregon State R-R 6-1 205 Phillies '09 (16)
8. Lex Rutledge, lhp Samford L-L 6-1 185 Brewers '09 (26)
9. Austin Maddox, 3b, Florida R-R 6-3 230 Rays '09 (37)
10. *Andrew Chafin, lhp, Kent State L-L 6-2 210 Never
11. Brian Johnson, lhp/1b, Florida L-L 6-3 225 Dodgers '09 (27)
12. Mike Zunino, c, Florida R-R 6-2 215 Athletics '09 (30)
13. Steve Nyisztor, ss/2b, Rutgers R-R 6-4 200 Never
14. Dylan Floro, rhp, Cal State Fullerton L-R 6-0 180 Rays '09 (20)
15. Hoby Milner, lhp, Texas L-L 6-2 165 Nationals '09 (44)
16. Brady Rodgers, rhp, Arizona State R-R 6-2 187 Brewers '09 (39)
17. Branden Kline, rhp, Virginia R-R 6-3 190 Red Sox '09 (6)
18. Michael Wacha, rhp, Texas A&M R-R 6-6 195 Never
19. Justin Jones, lhp, California L-L 6-3 175 White Sox '09 (7)
20. Christian Jones, lhp, Oregon L-L 6-2 195 Never
21. Matt Price, rhp, South Carolina R-R 6-2 215 Never
22. Marcus Stroman, rhp/2b, Duke R-R 5-9 185 Nationals '09 (18)
23. Nolan Fontana, ss, Florida L-R 5-11 190 Never
24. *Cohl Walla, of, Texas R-R 6-3 165 Nationals '09 (43)
25. Ian Gardeck, rhp, Angelina (Texas) JC R-R 6-2 205 Never
26. Andrew Heaney, lhp, Oklahoma State L-L 6-2 164 Rays '09 (24)
27. R.J. Alvarez, rhp, Florida Atlantic R-R 6-1 180 Never
28. Jeff Gibbs, rhp, Maine R-R 6-4 190 Blue Jays '09 (48)
29. Jayce Boyd, 3b, Florida State R-R 6-3 185 Rangers '09 (19)
30. Richie Shaffer, 1b/3b/rhp, Clemson R-R 6-2 190 Dodgers '09 (25)
31. Stephen Perez, ss, Miami B-R 5-11 172 Reds '09 (18)
32. Mike Yastrzemski, of, Vanderbilt L-L 6-0 180 Red Sox '09 (36)
33. Sam Selman, lhp, Vanderbilt R-L 6-2 168 Angels '09 (14)
34. Jake Elander, c/of, Texas Christian R-R 6-0 205 Nationals '09 (37)
35. Buck Farmer, rhp, Georgia Tech L-R 6-3 221 Braves '09 (45)
36. Jake Stewart, of, Stanford R-R 6-2 190 Phillies '09 (14)
37. *Derek Dennis, ss, Michigan R-R 6-3 170 Rays '09 (10)
38. Beau Amaral, of, UCLA L-L 5-11 185 D'backs '09 (45)
39. Jeremy Baltz, of, St. John's R-R 6-3 205 Yankees '09 (45)
40. Cody Keefer, of, UCLA L-R 6-1 190 Tigers '09 (33)
41. Hudson Randall, rhp, Florida R-R 6-3 180 Royals '09 (46)
42. *Ronnie Richardson, of/2b, Central Florida B-R 5-7 175 Twins '09 (11)
43. Kyle Hansen, rhp, St. John's R-R 6-7 195 Brewers '09 (40)
44. Tom Lemke, rhp, Nebraska R-R 6-8 220 Rangers '09 (10)
45. Michael Ratterree, 2b, Rice R-R 6-1 200 Nationals '09 (45)
46. Kurt Heyer, rhp, Arizona R-R 6-2 195 Never
47. D.J. Baxendale, rhp, Arkansas R-R 6-2 190 Never
48. Barrett Barnes, of, Texas Tech R-R 6-1 195 Never
49. Christian Walker, 1b, South Carolina R-R 6-0 210 Dodgers '09 (49)
50. *Jordan Cooper, rhp, Kentucky B-R 6-3 215 Pirates '09 (17)


FRESHMEN
Rank Player, Pos., College B-T Ht. Wt. Last Drafted
1. Karsten Whitson, rhp, Florida R-R 6-4 215 Padres '10 (1)
2. Dylan Covey, rhp, San Diego R-R 6-2 200 Brewers '10 (1)
3. Austin Wilson, of, Stanford R-R 6-4 235 Cardinals '10 (12)
4. Ryne Stanek, rhp, Arkansas R-R 6-4 180 Mariners '10 (3)
5. A.J. Vanegas, rhp, Stanford R-R 6-3 200 Padres '10 (7)
6. Scott Frazier, rhp, Pepperdine R-R 6-7 220 Phillies '10 (5)
7. Randy LeBlanc, rhp, Tulane R-R 6-4 195 Marlines '10 (16)
8. †Kevin Gausman, rhp, Louisiana State R-R 6-4 185 Dodgers '10 (6)
9. Dominic Ficociello, 1b/3b, Arkansas S-R 6-4 185 Tigers '10 (23)
10. Zach Alvord, ss, Auburn R-R 6-0 173 Braves '10 (18)
11. Kris Bryant, 1b, San Diego R-R 6-5 215 Blue Jays '10 (18)
12. Austin Kubitza, rhp, Rice L-R 6-5 202 Pirates '10 (7)
13. Brian Ragira, 3b, Stanford R-R 6-2 205 Rangers '10 (30)
14. Adam Plutko, rhp, UCLA R-R 6-3 190 Astros '10 (6)
15. John Simms, rhp, Rice R-R 6-3 210 Nationals '10 (39)
16. Kevin Ziomek, lhp, Vanderbilt R-L 6-3 190 D'backs '10 (13)
17. JaCoby Jones, 3b, Louisiana State R-R 6-3 192 Astros  '10 (19)
18. Michael Lorenzen, of, Cal State Fullerton R-R 6-3 180 Rays '10 (7)
19. Eric Jaffe, rhp, UCLA R-R 6-4 230 Red Sox '10 (19)
20. DeAndre Smelter, of/rhp, Georgia Tech R-R 6-3 225 Twins '10 (14)
21. Ryon Healy, 1b/3b, Oregon R-R 6-5 210 Never
22. Jimmy Hodgskin, lhp, Troy L-L 6-3 215 Phillies '10 (43)
23. Jason Hursh, lhp, Oklahoma State R-R 6-1 189 Pirates '10 (6)
24. Sean Dwyer, of, Florida Gulf Coast L-L 6-1 190 Padres '10 (15)
25. Bobby Wahl, rhp, Mississippi R-R 6-3 190 Indians '10 (39)
26. Andrew Toles, of, Tennessee L-R 5-10 185 Marlins '10 (4)
27. Kent Emanuel, lhp, North Carolina L-L 6-4 188 Pirates '10 (19)
28. Matthew Grimes, rhp, Georgia Tech R-R 6-6 194 White Sox '10 (4)
29. Daniel Gibson, lhp, Florida L-L 6-3 220 Brewers '10 (26)
30. Zach Weiss, rhp, UCLA R-R 6-2 210 Pirates '10 (10)
31. Stefan Sabol, c/of, Oregon R-R 6-2 210 Braves '10 (17)
32. †Krey Bratsen, of, Texas A&M R-R 6-0 160 Athletics '10 (45)
33. Andrew Knapp, c, California S-R 6-1 180 Athletics '10 (41)
34. Adam Duke, rhp, Oregon State R-R 6-1 185 Red Sox '10 (16)
35. Austin Southall, of/1b, Chipola (Fla.) JC L-R 6-2 208 Giants '10 (19)
36. Shane Rowland, c, Miami L-R 5-10 180 Red Sox '10 (36)
37. Jake Hernandez, c, Southern California R-R 6-1 195 Tigers '10 (22)
38. Porter Clayton, lhp, Oregon L-L 6-4 215 Never
39. Philip Walby, rhp, San Diego State R-R 6-2 200 Orioles '10 (50)
40. Logan Ehlers, lhp, Nebraska L-L 6-1 190 Blue Jays '10 (8)
41. Ivan De Jesus, of, Alabama-Birmingham R-R 6-0 180 Cubs '10 (6)
42. Tyler Kuresa, 1b, Oregon L-L 6-4 200 Twins '10 (11)
43. Nick Vander Tuig, rhp, UCLA R-R 6-3 190 Blue Jays '10 (39)
44. Matt Roberts, c, North Carolina R-R 6-1 185 D'backs '10 (38)
45. Jesus Valdez, rhp, Oxnard (Calif.) JC R-R 6-3 185 Angels '10 (5)
46. Tony Rizzotti, rhp, Texas Christian R-R 6-4 210 Rockies '10 (28)
47. Jon Keller, rhp, Nebraska R-R 6-5 225 Mariners '10 (11)
48. Mark Payton, of, Texas L-L 5-8 165 Twins '10 (31)
49. Cory Hahn, of/lhp, Arizona State L-L 5-10 150 Padres '10 (26)
50. Jason Monda, of, Washington State L-L 6-4 178 Rockies '10 (32)
†Draft-eligible as a sophomore in 2012