Draft Tracker Chart May 20

Keeping track of prospects at each position




CATCHERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Stassi, Max Yuba City (Calif.) HS A little undersized, but can hit and has great leadership and makeup
Recent story: Catching Bloodlines Premium
Myers, Wil
Weseleyan Christian Acad., High Point, N.C. Advanced bat, earning Dale Murphy comparisons for size, athleticism
Recent story: Living It Up
Sanchez, Tony
Boston College
Top collegiate backstop is hitting .353/.450/.647 through first 201 at-bats
Recent story: Stay Close
CORNER INFIELDERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Ackley, Dustin North Carolina Best overall hitter in the country will go out as OF
Recent story: Hard To Profile
Borchering, Bobby
Bishop Verot HS, Fort Myers, Fla.
13 home runs over 107 plate appearances
Recent story: Star Savvy Premium
Poythress, Rich
Georgia Still a first-rounder with polished bat and all-fields approach
Recent story: College Midseason Update: Top Hitter
Davidson, Matt
Yucaipa (Calif.) HS
27 of his 43 hits this year went for extra bases
Recent story: Checking On Davidson
MIDDLE INFIELDERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Green, Grant Southern California Hasn't progressed from last year; stock is slipping
Recent story: Torrid Streak Lasts All Summer
Mier, Jiovanni Bonita HS, LaVerne, Calif. Rare high school shortstop that projects to stay there as a pro
Recent story: Getting Defensive Premium
Givens, Mychal
Plant HS, Tampa
Despite 97 mph heat, consensus has him going out as a hitter
Franklin, Nick
Lake Brantley HS, Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Switch-hitting Auburn recruit getting late first-round attention
OUTFIELDERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Tate, Donavan Cartersville (Ga.) HS Five-tool athlete could wind up a Gold Glove defender with plus bat.
Recent story: Can Tate Wait? Premium
Wheeler, Tim
Sacramento State
Showing power/speed combo with .765 SLG and 15 stolen bases
Recent story: Two Wheelers, One Dream
Williams, Everett
McCallum HS, Austin
A little undersized, but has explosive tools and some polish to his bat
Trout, Mike
Millville (N.J.) HS Great athlete earns comparisons to Aaron Rowand—but faster
Pollock, A.J.
Notre Dame
Doing it all for the Irish—hitting, stealing bases and playing good defense
Recent story: In The Dugout
Washington, LeVon
Buchholz HS, Gainesville, Fla.
One of the fastest players in the draft with possibly the best pure bat of any Florida high schooler
Mitchell, Jared
Louisiana State
Doubles as a wide receiver, ranks as top college athlete in the draft
Recent story: What An Athlete
Jackson, Brett
California Great athlete, but swings and misses a lot
Recent story: Action Jackson Stands Out At Cal
Davis, Kentrail Tennessee Signability could scare teams off, especially since production hasn't taken a step forward
Recent story: Always Wanting More Premium
RIGHTHANDERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Strasburg, Stephen
San Diego State
Last home start resulted in first collegiate no-hitter
Recent story: What A Difference Three Years Makes
White, Alex
North Carolina
Stuff guy (three plus pitches) lacking some pitchability.
Recent story: Mr. Clutch
Gibson, Kyle
Missouri
Continues to fill up the strike zone with three quality pitches
Recent story: Bulking Up
Turner, Jacob
Westminster Christian Academy, St. Louis
Has a lot of helium right now, currently ranks as the top prep righty
Recent story: Quite The Tutors
Crow, Aaron
None (Fort Worth Cats)
Recapturing his 2008 form in indy ball
Recent story: Scheppers, Crow Try Again Premium
Scheppers, Tanner
None (St. Paul Saints)
Lighting up radar guns again after shoulder problems in 2008
Recent story: Scheppers, Crow Try Again Premium
Miller, Shelby
Brownwood (Texas) HS
Combo of velocity and life gives him best high school fastball in the draft
Wheeler, Zack
East Paulding HS, Dallas, Ga.
Plus fastball and projectable frame pushing him into top half of first round
Recent story: Two Wheelers, One Dream
Leake, Mike
Arizona State
Lowered ERA to 1.35 last week, which would be ASU record
Recent story: A Whole New Level Premium
Arnett, Eric
Indiana
Climbing boards in a hurry with mid-90s fastball
Recent story: Draft Tracker: April 22
Jenkins, Chad
Kennesaw State
Likely passing teammate Kyle Heckathorn as first Owl off the board
Recent story: Three Strikes: April 27
Gould, Garrett
Maize (Kan.) HS
Last first-round high school pitcher from Kansas? Brian Holman in 1983
Heckathorn, Kyle
Kennesaw State
Has rebounded nicely from rough start
Recent story: Growing Up
Dyson, Sam
South Carolina
Big-armed redshirt sophomore profiles as reliever
Recent story: Dyson Wins Showdown With Ranaudo
Hobgood, Matt
Norco (Calif.) HS
Arm works well and he's been up to 94 mph
Colvin, Brody
More HS, Lafayette, La.
Yet another potential first-round pitcher
Black, Victor
Dallas Baptist
Could be highest pick in Dallas Baptist history
Von Rosenberg, Zach
Zachary (La.) HS
Won fourth-consecutive state title last week; started all four clinchers
Storen, Drew
Stanford Touching 96 as Cardinal closer
Younginer, Madison
Mauldin (S.C.) HS
Tough to see as he's been pitching in relief
Sampson, Keyvius
Forest HS, Ocala, Fla.
Athletic with three-pitch mix pushing him into first 2 rounds
LEFTHANDERS
Player College/H.S. Update
Matzek, Tyler Capistrano Valley HS, Mission Viejo, Calif. Sits 90-93 mph with ease
Recent story: Keeping Them Guessing Premium
Purke, Matt Klein (Texas) HS Carves up bats with 92-95 mph heat, plus slider, bulldog attitude
Recent story: Purke Shows Savvy, Stuff
Oliver, Andrew
Oklahoma State
Relying mainly on fastball, rebounding from slow start
Recent story: Oliver Wins Suit Against NCAA
Brothers, Rex
Lipscomb
Third in the nation with 120 strikeouts this year
Recent story: Draft Tracker: March 25
James, Chad
Yukon (Okla.) HS
Above-average fastball for a lefty, pitching really well
Skaggs, Tyler Santa Monica (Calif.) HS Scouts love the projection and see bigger velocity in the future
Paxton, James
Kentucky
Shows a plus-plus fastball and a plus breaker on his best days
Recent story: Draft Tracker: March 25
Miller, Aaron
Baylor
Also a right fielder but future is definitely on the mound