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2003 Draft Tracker

 



Updated Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 5:30 pm EST

Who's making power moves and who's showing signs of draftitis? We'll keep you updated on the top 30 draft prospects as they move in the weeks leading up to the draft.

Remember, this isn't how we think the first 30 picks of the draft will fall. It's our ranking of the best prospects at a given moment based on what we're hearing from various scouts, coaches and front office executives.

Entries in yellow indicate new information posted in the last 48 hours.


Player
Trend
1. Delmon Young, of, Camarillo (Calif.) HS
Youngís high school career ended on Tuesday night as Camarilloís 23-game winning streak came to an end just days after tremendous power display in front of Brewers brass at Miller Park
2. Rickie Weeks, 2b, Southern
Facing best competition of the season, he homered in Friday's 5-3 win over Southern Miss, setting up Saturday matchup with Baylor
3. Ryan Harvey, of, Dunedin (Fla.) HS
Followed up impressive workout in Kansas City on Tuesday with a power-packed workout for the Devil Rays at Trpoicana Field on Thursday
4. Tim Stauffer, rhp, Richmond
Struck out 11 over eight innings in Friday's regional opener vs. UC Riverside, but took the loss by surrendering 11 hits and five runs (three of which were unearned)
5. Jeff Allison, rhp, Veterans Memorial (Mass.) HS
Final stats border on unfathomable: 51 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 9 BB, 118 SO
6. Kyle Sleeth, rhp, Wake Forest
Sleeth lost in the ACC tournament as poor conditions led to six unearned runs, but he showed scouts a 94 mph fastball. His slider wasn't as sharp as usual, and he threw 129 pitches.
7. Chris Lubanski, of, Kennedy-Kenrick (Pa.) HS
The Royals are reportedly favoring Lubanski over Harvey with the fifth pick
8. Michael Aubrey, 1b, Tulane
Conference USA player of the year found hits tougher to come by in league tournament, going 4-for-17
9. John Danks, lhp, Round Rock (Texas) HS
Pitched the nation's No. 1 team into the second round of the Texas 5A playoffs; there will be a lot of disappointed teams when he goes off the board in the top 12 picks
10. Lastings Milledge, of, Lakewood Ranch (Fla.) HS
Went 1-for-3 as Lakewood won its first state 5A champinship ever, provided music to scouts' ears by saying: "Ever since I stepped into the leadoff role, I've tried to have better pitch selection."
11. Ian Stewart, 3b, La Quinta (Calif.) HS
Potential top 10 pick leads CIF southern section in HR (16), RBI (57) and slugging (1.224)
12. Ryan Wagner, rhp, Houston
Still on course to break 39-year-old NCAA record by averaging 16.8 strikeouts per nine innings
13. Andrew Miller, lhp, Buchholz (Fla.) HS
Left final high school game after 3 2/3, gave up three runs and walked four
14. Paul Maholm, lhp, Mississippi State
Hasn't dominated of late, but led Mississippi State to first-round SEC tourney victory with 8 1/3 solid innings on Thursday
15. Nick Markakis, lhp, Young Harris (Ga.) JC
The Reds' window to sign Markakis as a draft-and-follow officially has closed; he turned down $1.5 million and may get more in the 2003 draft
16. Craig Whitaker, rhp, Lufkin (Texas) HS
Armed with one of the best power arms in the draft, he was pumping 96 mph in his final high school start
17. Brad Sullivan, rhp, Houston
Blister on middle finger hampered 4-seam fastball and curveball as he failed to get out of the 5th inning in Friday's regional loss
18. Vince Sinisi, 1b, Rice
Enters NCAA regional play in a 3-for-16 slump
19. Eric Duncan, 3b, Seton Hall (N.J.) Prep
Hitting six balls into the seats in Thursday workout at Great American Ball Park won't hurt his already soaring first-round stock
20. Aaron Hill, ss, Louisiana State
Hill made the SEC all-tournament team after going 6-for-14, but his 11-game hitting streak ended when Tigers lost to Alabama in finale
21. Brad Snyder, of, Ball State
Missed MAC tournament after suffering concussion in outfield collison during regular-season finale
22. Matt Murton, of, Georgia Tech
Went 4-for-11 with four RBIs as Yellow Jackets won three games on Sunday to claim ACC tournament title
23. Matt Moses, ss, Mills Godwin (Va.) HS
Closed out game last week to advance Mills Godwin to quarterfinals game Tuesday night; itís his bat however that has him as a first-round lock
24. Ryan Sweeney, of, Xavier (Iowa) HS
Tossed a four-hit, seven inning shutout with 16 strikeouts on Monday, 1-for-2 with a walk at the plate
25. Carlos Quentin, of, Stanford
Went 2-for-10 over weekend as Cardinal swept Cal Poly in tuneup for regionals
26. Conor Jackson, 3b, California
Team that prefer polished college players like his power (.675 SLG) and plate discipline (49 BB, 22 SO, .538 OBP)
27. Brandon Wood, ss, Horizon (Ariz.) HS
Stock is soaring due to power, athletic actions at short and championship-caliber makeup
28. Brian Anderson, of, Arizona
Multitooled outfielder didn't help himself by going 1-for-11 as Arizona State steamrolled the Wildcats
29. David Murphy, of, Baylor
Went 3-for-6 to raise his average to .417 and earn Big 12 all-tournament honors, despite Baylorís loss in championship game Sunday
30. Marc Cornell, rhp, Ohio U.
Pulled after 12 pitches in relief on Thursday, topped out at 89 mph

On The Bubble:

Scott Baker, rhp, Oklahoma State
Daniel Bard, rhp, Christian Academy, Charlotte, N.C.
Tim Battle, of, McIntosh HS, Peachtree City, Ga.
Dallas Buck, rhp, Newberg (Ore.) HS
Dennis Dove, rhp, Georgia Southern
Jared Hughes, rhp, Santa Margarita HS, Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Aaron Jensen, rhp, Springville (Utah) HS
Adam Jones, rhp/ss, Morse HS, San Diego
Mitch Maier, c, Toledo U.
Scott Maine, lhp, Dwyer HS, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Adam Miller, rhp, McKinney (Texas) HS
Jay Sborz, rhp, Langley (Va.) HS
Manuel Vega, 3b, Carmen B. Huyke HS, Arroyo, P.R.

 
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