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Top 50 Junior Prospects

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Baseball America this week is presenting its annual ranking of the top 50 players in each class, continuing today with juniors.

Florida righthander Brady Singer tops this list and enters the year as the No. 1 player in the 2018 draft class. He was one of two players this year unanimously voted a first-team Preseason All-American by major league scouting directors and is the early favorite to be the first overall draft pick in June.

Auburn righthander Casey Mize, also a first-team Preseason All-American, closely follows Singer. He is coming off an All-American season as a sophomore and is in the mix to be the top pick in this year’s draft.

Oregon State second baseman Nick Madrigal, the other unanimous first-team Preseason All-American selection, is the top-ranked position player. He could be the first college position player drafted this year, though Preseason All-American outfielders Griffin Conine (Duke) and Travis Swaggerty (South Alabama) will push him at the top of draft boards.

Florida, Florida State, Kentucky and Oregon State all have three players on the list, the most of any school. In all, 34 teams are represented on the list.

1. Brady Singer, RHP, Florida

2. Casey Mize, RHP, Auburn

3. Nick Madrigal, 2B, Oregon State

4. Jackson Kowar, RHP, Florida

5. Logan Gilbert, RHP, Stetson

6. Travis Swaggerty, OF, South Alabama

7. Griffin Conine, OF, Duke

8. Jeremy Eierman, SS, Missouri State

9. Joey Bart, C, Georgia Tech

10. Tristan Pompey, OF, Kentucky

11. Greyson Jenista, OF, Wichita State

12. Alec Bohm, 3B, Wichita State

13. Tim Cate, LHP, Connecticut

14. Steele Walker, OF, Oklahoma

15. Seth Beer, OF/1B, Clemson

16. Luken Baker, 1B, Texas Christian

17. Konnor Pilkington, LHP, Mississippi State

18. Jake McCarthy, OF, Virginia

19. Blaine Knight, RHP, Arkansas

20. Sean Hjelle, RHP, Kentucky

21. Cadyn Grenier, SS, Oregon State

22. Steven Gingery, LHP, Texas Tech

23. Matt Mercer, RHP, Oregon

24. Colton Eastman, RHP, Cal State Fullerton

25. Nolan Kingham, RHP, Texas

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26. Kris Bubic, LHP, Stanford

27. Tanner Dodson, RHP/OF, California

28. Nick Sprengel, LHP, San Diego

29. Cole Sands, RHP, Florida State

30. Jonathan India, 3B, Florida

31. Nico Hoerner, SS, Stanford

32. Adam Hill, RHP, South Carolina

33. Grant Koch, C, Arkansas

34. Zach Haake, RHP, Kentucky

35. Josh Stowers, OF, Louisville

36. Jimmy Herron, OF, Duke

37. Griffin Roberts, RHP, Wake Forest

38. Sean Wymer, RHP, Texas Christian

39. Alex McKenna, OF, Cal Poly

40. Jake Mangum, OF, Mississippi State

41. Trevor Larnach, OF, Oregon State

42. Noah Davis, RHP, UC Santa Barbara

43. Jackson Lueck, OF, Florida State

44. Cal Raleigh, C, Florida State

45. Daniel Lynch, LHP, Virginia

46. Mitchell Kilkenny, RHP, Texas A&M

47. Davis Martin, RHP, Texas Tech

48. Jackson Goddard, RHP, Kansas

49. Kyle Bradish, RHP, New Mexico State

50. Josiah Gray, RHP, LeMoyne (N.Y.)

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