2008 Top 100 High School Prospects


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The top 100 high school prospects for the 2008 draft, compiled by Baseball America through discussions with scouts. Rankings are based on overall future potential without regard to signability or where players will be drafted in 2008.


TOP 100 HIGH SCHOOL PROSPECTS
Rank Player Pos. B-T Ht. Wt. School
1. Tim Melville rhp R-R 6-4 190 Holt High, Wentzville, Mo.
2. Tim Beckham ss R-R 6-1 180 Griffin (Ga.) HS
3. Harold Martinez 3b R-R 6-3 195 Braddock HS, Miami
4. Eric Hosmer 1b L-L 6-3 210 American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla.
5. Alex Meyer rhp R-R 6-7 200 Greensburg (Ind.) HS
6. Sonny Gray rhp R-R 6-0 185 Smyrna (Tenn.) HS
7. Kyle Lobstein lhp L-L 6-3 185 Coconino HS, Flagstaff, Ariz.
8. Kyle Skipworth c L-R 6-3 185 Patriot HS, Riverside, Calif.
9. Gerrit Cole rhp R-R 6-2 175 Lutheran HS, Orange, Calif.
10. Aaron Hicks of/rhp B-R 6-1 165 Wilson HS, Long Beach
11. Isaac Galloway of R-R 6-2 190 Los Osos HS, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
12. Jarret Martin lhp L-L 6-2 180 Centennial HS, Bakersfield, Calif.
13. Robbie Grossman of B-L 6-0 195 Cy-Fair HS, Cypress, Texas
14. Adrian Nieto c B-R 6-0 195 American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla.
15. Casey Kelly ss R-R 6-3 190 Sarasota (Fla.) HS
16. Ethan Martin 3b R-R 6-3 185 Stephens County HS, Toccoa, Ga.
17. Robbie Ross lhp L-L 5-11 180 Lexington (Ky.) Christian Academy
18. Brett DeVall lhp L-L 6-4 205 Niceville (Fla.) HS
19. Nick Maronde lhp B-L 6-3 195 Lexington (Ky.) Catholic HS
20. Michael Palazzone rhp R-R 6-3 190 Lassiter HS, Marietta, Ga.
21. Rolando Gomez 2b/ss L-R 5-9 155 Flanagan HS, Pembroke Pines, Fla.
22. Anthony Gose lhp/of L-L 5-11 160 Bellflower (Calif.) HS
23. Matt Lollis rhp R-R 6-7 210 Rubidoux (Calif.) HS
24. Zack Cox 3b/c L-R 6-0 205 Pleasure Ridge Park HS, Louisville, Ky.
25. Xavier Avery of L-L 6-0 160 Cedar Grove HS, Ellenwood, Ga.
26. Daniel Webb rhp R-R 6-2 205 Heath HS, West Paducah, Ky.
27. Cecil Tanner rhp R-R 6-6 190 Ware County HS, Waycross, Ga.
28. B.J. Hermsen rhp R-R 6-6 230 West Delaware HS, Manchester, Iowa
29. Scott Silverstein lhp L-L 6-5 210 St. John's College HS, Washington, D.C.
30. Bobby Bundy rhp R-R 6-2 205 Sperry (Okla.) HS
31. Tyler Chatwood of/c R-R 6-0 175 East Valley HS, Redlands, Calif.
32. Brian Humphries of L-R 6-3 170 Granite Hills HS, El Cajon, Calif.
33. Austin Dicharry rhp R-R 6-2 190 Klein-Collins HS, Spring, Texas
34. Steven Upchurch rhp R-R 6-4 180 Faith Academy, Mobile, Ala.
35. L.J. Hoes of R-R 6-0 175 St. John's College HS, Washington, D.C.
36. Miles Reagan rhp R-R 6-2 190 El Capitan HS, Lakeside, Calif.
37. Destin Hood of R-R 6-2 180 Saint Paul's Episcopal HS, Mobile, Ala.
38. Andy Burns 3b/2b R-R 6-1 180 Rocky Mountain HS, Fort Collins, Colo.
39. T.J. House lhp R-L 6-2 190 Picayune (Miss.) HS
40. Matt Ramsey c/rhp R-R 5-11 180 Farragut HS, Knoxville
41. Cutter Dykstra 2b/ss R-R 6-0 175 Westlake HS, Westlake Village, Calif.
42. Donn Roach rhp R-R 6-1 175 Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas
43. Mike Montgomery lhp L-L 6-4 170 Hart HS, Newhall, Calif.
44. Zeke Spruill rhp R-R 6-3 185 Etowah HS, Woodstock, Ga.
45. Tyler Yockey of L-L 6-1 196 Acadiana HS, Lafayette, La.
46. Trey Haley rhp R-R 6-4 185 San Augustine (Texas) HS
47. Conner Mach 2b R-R 6-1 189 Parkway West HS, Ballwin, Mo.
48. Corban Joseph ss/2b L-R 6-0 168 Franklin (Tenn.) HS
49. Niko Vasquez ss R-R 6-0 175 Durango HS, Las Vegas
50. Ryan Rieger 1b L-L 6-0 185 Woodcreek HS, Roseville, Calif.
51. Tyler Massey 1b/of L-L 6-0 205 Baylor School, Chattanooga, Tenn.
52. Garrison Lassiter ss L-R 6-2 175 West Forsyth HS, Clemmons, N.C.
53. Mike Tonkin rhp R-R 6-6 185 Palmdale (Calif.) HS
54. Kyle Long lhp/1b L-L 6-7 280 Saint Anne's-Belfield HS, Charlottesville, Va.
55. Grayson Garvin lhp L-L 6-5 180 Wesleyan School, Norcross, Ga.
56. Riccio Torrez 2b R-R 6-0 190 Brophy Prep, Phoenix
57. Austin Wright lhp L-L 6-4 195 Conant HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.
58. Taylor Jungmann rhp R-R 6-5 175 Georgetown (Texas) HS
59. Bobby Crocker of/rhp R-R 6-3 195 Aptos (Calif.) HS
60. Randall Thorpe of R-R 6-0 170 Heritage HS, Collieville, Texas
61. Jordan Swagerty rhp B-R 6-1 175 Prestonwood Christian Academy, Plano, Texas
62. Jordan Cooper rhp R-R 6-2 195 Shawnee Heights HS, Tecumseh, Kan.
63. Jason Esposito 3b R-R 6-2 185 Amity HS, Woodbridge, Conn.
64. Mac Williamson rhp R-R 6-3 202 Wake-Forest Rolesville HS, Wake Forest, N.C.
65. Shawn Armstrong rhp R-R 6-2 181 West Craven HS, Vanceboro, N.C.
66. Jake Odorizzi rhp R-R 6-2 175 Highland (Ill.) HS
67. Tyler Thompson of R-R 6-0 170 Jupiter (Fla.) HS
68. Ryan O'Sullivan rhp/ss R-R 6-1 170 Valhalla HS, El Cajon, Calif.
69. Chris Amezquita 3b/rhp R-R 6-1 168 Servite HS, Anaheim
70. Jarrod McKinney of/c R-R 6-0 205 Hughes Springs (Texas) HS
71. Chase Davidson 1b L-R 6-5 216 Milton (Ga.) HS
72. Jeremy Rathjen of R-R 6-4 175 Memorial HS, Houston
73. Brent Warren of L-L 6-2 155 Xavier HS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
74. J.P. Ramirez of L-L 5-11 185 Canyon (Texas) HS
75. Anthony DeSclafani rhp R-R 6-3 175 Colts Neck (N.J.) HS
76. Tyler Stovall lhp/of L-L 6-2 190 Hokes Bluff (Ala.) HS
77. Ben Grisz rhp R-R 6-1 210 St. Mark's School, Dallas
78. D.J. Hicks 1b L-R 6-5 205 Lake Brantley HS, Altamonte Springs, Fla.
79. Quinton Miller rhp R-R 6-2 170 Shawnee HS, Medford, N.J.
80. Matt Marquis of R-R 6-2 190 Immaculata HS, Sommerville, N.J.
81. Ross Seaton rhp L-R 6-4 185 Second Baptist HS, Houston
82. Jason Hanson 2b/ss R-R 6-0 180 Sabino HS, Tucson, Ariz.
83. Scott Weismann rhp R-R 6-0 172 Acton-Boxborough Regional HS, Acton, Mass.
84. Tyler Rahmatulla ss R-R 5-10 165 Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif.
85. Jason Knapp rhp R-R 6-5 235 North Hunterdon HS, Annandale, N.J.
86. Clark Murphy 1b L-L 6-3 195 Fallbrook (Calif.) HS
87. Tyler Pastornicky ss R-R 5-11 165 Pendelton School, Bradenton, Fla.
88. Josh Poytress rhp R-R 6-0 170 Fowler (Calif.) HS
89. Taylor Hightower c R-R 6-1 190 Cartersville (Ga.) HS
90. Brian Litwin of/3b R-R 6-2 185 St. Stephens HS, Conover, N.C.
91. Ricky Oropesa 1b L-R 6-2 215 Etiwanda (Calif.) HS
92. Jarred Cosart rhp R-R 6-3 175 Clear Creek HS, League City, Texas
93. Ryan Gorton c/rhp R-R 6-2 185 Tigard (Ore.) HS
94. Brennan May of R-R 6-0 185 Woodward Academy, Atlanta
95. Ryan Weber rhp R-R 6-0 170 Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholoic HS
96. Taylor Featherston ss R-R 6-0 175 Taylor HS, Katy, Texas
97. Anthony Rendon of R-R 5-11 160 Lamar HS, Houston
98. Ben McMahan c R-R 6-0 192 Bishop Moore HS, Orlando
99. Bryce Robinson lhp L-L 6-0 170 Kokomo (Ind.) HS
100. Greg Larson rhp R-R 6-8 205 Lake Brantley HS, Altamonte Springs, Fla.