State Report: California

California's college crop comes up a bit short in 2010 aside from Cal State Fullerton's titanic duo of Christian Colon and Gary Brown. Area scouts prefer Brown's package of tools, but national scouts and scouting directors have seen Colon perform for years and last summer with USA Baseball and value his savvy and profile more. The other shortcoming for California was among lefthanded pitchers, who are short all around the country but shockingly so in the West. California does have its usual amazing depth, particularly with high school pitching (which is the strength of the overall draft). However, the top-ranked pitcher prep pitching in the state, Dylan Covey, was backing up as the draft approached, while others who throw harder, such as Peter Tago, Taijuan Walker, Robby Rowland and Scott Frazier, were on the rise.

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