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Updated Top 50

Here are my updated top 50 prospects for the 2010 draft. Notice a few surprises.

1. Bryce Harper, C, CC of Southern Nevada
2. Anthony Ranaudo, RHP, LSU
3. Jameson Taillon, RHP, The Woodlands HS (TX)
4. A.J. Cole, RHP, Oviedo HS (FL)
5. Deck McGuire, RHP, Georgia Tech
6. Dylan Covey, RHP, Maranatha HS (CA)
7. Karsten Whitson, RHP, Chipley HS (FL)
8. LeVon Washington, OF, Chipola JC (FL)
9. Christian Colon, SS, Cal State Fullerton
10. Chris Sale, LHP, Florida Gulf Coast
11. Zack Cox, 3B, Arkansas
12. Drew Pomeranz, LHP, Ole Miss
13. Manny Machado, SS, Brito HS (FL)
14. Brandon Workman, RHP, Texas
15. Yordy Cabrera, SS, Lakeland HS (FL)
16. Austin Wilson, OF, Harvard Westlake HS (CA)
17. Stetson Allie, RHP, St. Edward HS (OH)
18. Jesse Hahn, RHP, Virginia Tech
19. Kaleb Cowart, 3B/RHP, Cook County HS (GA)
20. Josh Sale, OF, Bishop Blanchet HS (WA)
21. Bryce Brentz, OF, Middle Tennessee
22. Chad Bettis, RHP, Texas Tech
23. James Paxton, LHP, Kentucky
24. Justin O’Conner, SS/C, Cowan HS (IN)
25. Alex Wimmers, RHP, Ohio State
26. Kevin Gausman, RHP, Grandview HS (CO)
27. Rick Hague, SS, Rice
28. Kevin Jacob, RHP, Georgia Tech
29. Nick Castellanos, 3B, Archbishop McCarthy HS (FL)
30. Chevez Clarke, OF, Marietta HS (GA)
31. Justin Grimm, RHP, Georgia
32. Kyle Blair, RHP, San Diego
33. Cameron Bedrosian, RHP, East Coweta HS (GA)
34. Bryan Morgado, LHP, Tennessee
35. Jarrett Parker, OF, Virginia
36. Brett Eibner, RHP/OF, Arkansas
37. Jedd Gyorko, 2B, West Virginia
38. Sammy Solis, LHP, San Diego
39. Peter Tago, RHP, Dana Hills HS (CA)
40. Dixon Anderson, RHP, California
41. DeAndre Smelter, RHP, Tattnall Square Academy (GA)
42. Michael Choice, OF, UT-Arlington
43. Daniel Tillman, RHP, Florida Southern
44. Todd Cunningham, OF, Jacksonville State
45. Tony Wolters, SS, Rancho Buena Vista HS (CA)
46. Micah Gibbs, C, LSU
47. Robbie Aviles, RHP, Suffern HS (NY)
48. Gary Brown, OF, Cal State Fullerton
49. A.J. Vanegas, RHP, Redwood Christian HS (CA)
50. Sam Dyson, RHP, South Carolina

February 12, 2010 Posted by | Andy's Draft Board | 4 Comments

Top 50 2010 Draft Prospects

Here’s my top fifty 2010 draft prospects with a week to go in the MLB season. My first 2010 mock draft will be coming on Monday.

1. Bryce Harper, C, CC of Southern Nevada
2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, The Woodlands HS (TX)
3. Anthony Ranaudo, RHP, LSU
4. A.J. Cole, RHP, Oviedo HS (FL)
5. Deck McGuire, RHP, Georgia Tech
6. Karsten Whitson, RHP, Chipley HS (FL)
7. Drew Pomeranz, LHP, Ole Miss
8. Christian Colon, SS, Cal State Fullerton
9. Chris Sale, LHP, Florida Gulf Coast
10. Zack Cox, 3B, Arkansas
11. LeVon Washington, OF, Chipola JC (FL)
12. James Paxton, LHP, Kentucky
13. Jesse Hahn, RHP, Virginia Tech
14. Stetson Allie, RHP, St. Edwards HS (OH)
15. Kris Bryant, 3B, Bonanza HS (NV)
16. Alex Wimmers, RHP, Ohio State
17. Bryce Brentz, OF, Middle Tennessee
18. Manny Machado, SS, Brito HS (FL)
19. Austin Wilson, OF, Harvard-Westlake HS (CA)
20. Nick Castellanos, 3B, Archbishop McCarthy HS (FL)
21. Brandon Workman, RHP, Texas
22. Rick Hague, SS, Rice
23. Yordy Cabrera, SS, Lakeland HS (FL)
24. Dylan Covey, RHP, Maranatha HS (CA)
25. Josh Sale, OF, Bishop Blanchet HS (WA)
26. Bryan Morgado, LHP, Tennessee
27. Chevez Clarke, OF, Marietta HS (GA)
28. Jedd Gyorko, 3B/2B, West Virginia
29. Kevin Gausman, RHP, Grandview HS (CO)
30. Stefan Sabol, C, Aliso Niguel HS (CA)
31. Brett Eibner, OF/RHP, Arkansas
32. Kyle Blair, RHP, San Diego
33. Chad Bettis, RHP, Texas Tech
34. A.J. Vanegas, RHP, Redwood Christian HS (CA)
35. Justin Grimm, RHP, Georgia
36. Todd Cunningham, OF, Jacksonville State
37. Deandre Smelter, RHP, Tattnall Square Academy (GA)
38. Justin O’Conner, SS, Cowan HS (IN)
39. Sam Dyson, RHP, South Carolina
40. Rob Brantly, C, UC Riverside
41. Jarrett Parker, OF, Virginia
42. Cameron Bedrosian, RHP, East Coweta HS (GA)
43. Sammy Solis, LHP, San Diego
44. Hunter Morris, 1B, Auburn
45. Kaleb Cowart, RHP/3B, Cook County HS (GA)
46. Robbie Aviles, RHP, Suffern HS (NY)
47. Yasmani Grandal, C, Miami
48. Brian Ragira, OF, James Martin HS (TX)
49. Anthony Wolters, SS, Rancho Buena Vista HS (CA)
50. Micah Gibbs, C, LSU

September 29, 2009 Posted by | Andy's Draft Board | 8 Comments

My Draft Board For the Sickels Mock Draft

My board is 93 picks long here, which was the last pick I had to make.

1. Steven Strasburg
2. Dustin Ackley
3. Tyler Matzek
4. Jacob Turner
5. Aaron Crow
6. Mike Leake
7. Tanner Scheppers
8. Alex White
9. Donavan Tate
10. Zack Wheeler
11. Grant Green
12. Chad James
13. Shelby Miller
14. Jared Mitchell
15. Max Stassi
16. Rex Brothers
17. Tim Wheeler
18. Bobby Borchering
19. Wil Myers
20. Matt Purke
21. Drew Storen
22. Everett Williams
23. Matt Hobgood
24. Rich Poythress
25. Chad Jenkins
26. Mike Trout
27. Tyler Skaggs
28. Tony Sanchez
29. James Paxton
30. Jiovanni Mier
31. Kyle Gibson
32. Eric Arnett
33. Tommy Joseph
34. Slade Heathcott
35. Mike Minor
36. Andy Oliver
37. Garrett Gould
38. AJ Pollock
39. Reymond Fuentes
40. Marc Krauss
41. Brody Colvin
42. Randal Grichuk
43. Kyle Heckathorn
44. Zack Von Rosenberg
45. Matt Davidson
46. Jason Kipnis
47. Brad Boxberger
48. Kent Matthes
49. Billy Bullock
50. Madison Younginer
51. Jeff Malm
52. Brett Jackson
53. Ryan Buch
54. Aaron Miller
55. Mychal Givens
56. LeVon Washington
57. Keyvius Sampson
58. Alex Wilson
59. Sam Dyson
60. Garrett Richards
61. Ben Tootle
62. Miles Hamblin
63. Jake Barrett
64. Brett Wallach
65. David Renfroe
66. Victor Black
67. Josh Phegley
68. Brooks Pounders
69. Angelo Songco
70. Joe Kelly
71. Jeff Kobernus
72. Luke Bailey
73. Jacob Stewart
74. Colton Cain
75. Ben Paulsen
76. Nick Franklin
77. Matt Bashore
78. Cameron Garfield
79. Dane Williams
80. Billy Hamilton
81. Blake Smith
82. Matt Dominguez
83. Todd Glaesmann
84. Andrew Susac
85. Kyle Seager
86. David Hale
87. Jason Stoffel
88. Steven Matz
89. Jake Eliopoulos
90. Evan Chambers
91. AJ Morris
92. David Holmberg
93. Kendal Volz

June 6, 2009 Posted by | Andy's Draft Board | Leave a comment

My Sickels Mock Draft Picks

I picked for the Rangers, and these are the players I got in the mock:

14. Chad James, LHP, Yukon HS (OK)
44. Jared Mitchell, OF, LSU
62. Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP, Zachary HS (LA)
93. Billy Bullock, RHP, Florida

I had them at 12, 14, 45, and 50 on my personal board. I’m happy.

June 6, 2009 Posted by | Andy's Draft Board | 5 Comments

My Personal Draft Board

As promised, here’s my personal draft board for the top 32, and this does not take into account signability, as I obviously don’t have a budget with which to work in.

1. Stephen Strasburg, RHP, San Diego State
2. Dustin Ackley, OF, North Carolina
3. Tyler Matzek, LHP, Capistrano Valley HS (CA)
4. Alex White, RHP, North Carolina
5. Tanner Scheppers, RHP, St. Paul Saints
6. Donavan Tate, OF, Cartersville HS (GA)
7. Aaron Crow, RHP, Ft. Worth Cats
8. Mike Leake, RHP, Arizona State
9. Kyle Gibson, RHP, Missouri
10. Jacob Turner, RHP, Westminster Christian Academy (MO)
11. Zach Wheeler, RHP, East Paulding HS (GA)
12. Grant Green, SS, USC
13. Max Stassi, C, Yuba City HS (CA)
14. Shelby Miller, RHP, Brownwood HS (TX)
15. Matt Purke, LHP, Klein HS (TX)
16. Tim Wheeler, OF, Sacramento State
17. Jared Mitchell, OF, LSU
18. Wil Myers, C, Wesleyan Christian Academy (NC)
19. Chad Jenkins, RHP, Kennesaw State
20. James Paxton, LHP, Kentucky
21. Rex Brothers, LHP, Lipscomb
22. Bobby Borchering, 3B, Bishop Verot HS (FL)
23. Mike Minor, LHP, Vanderbilt
24. Jiovanni Mier, SS, Bonita HS (CA)
25. Rich Poythress, 1B, Georgia
26. Chad James, LHP, Yukon HS (OK)
27. Tony Sanchez, C, Boston College
28. AJ Pollock, OF, Notre Dame
29. Tommy Joseph, C, Horizon HS (AZ)
30. Luke Bailey, C, Troup County HS (GA)
31. Everett Williams, OF, McCallum HS (TX)
32. Drew Storen, RHP, Stanford

Some people would put a sensational guy as the last one, but this is how I’d line up a board if I was in on the conference call.  If the player was highest on my board at my pick, I’d call his name.  There’s not huge variance from the consensus national board, but there are a few differences that show my tendencies.

Any personal boards out there?  Please share.

May 25, 2009 Posted by | Andy's Draft Board | 4 Comments

   

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