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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

2011 DRAFT- Top 50 Prospects

With the 2010 draft complete, it's time to take a VERY early look at the top 50 prospects for the 2011 draft. I have seen nearly all these players play in person, at the National Showcase, on the Cape, or in past AFLAC games. it is!!

1. Anthony Rendon- 3B, Rice University

2. Matthew Purke- LHP, TCU

3. Daniel Norris- LHP, Science Hill HS

4. Gerrit Cole- RHP, UCLA

5. Taylor Jungmann- RHP, Texas

6. Dylan Bundy- RHP, Owasso HS

7. Archie Bradley- RHP, Muskogee HS

8. Jackie Bradley Jr.- OF, South Carolina

9. Travis Harrison- OF, Tustin HS

10. Sonny Gray- RHP, Vanderbilt

11. Michael Kelly- RHP, West Boca HS

12. Dillon Howard- RHP, Searcy HS

13. Danny Hultzen- LHP, Virginia

14. Joshua Tobias- 2B, Southeast Guilford HS

15. Blake Swihart- C, Cleveland HS

16. Trevor Bauer- RHP, UCLA

17. Mike Mahtook- OF, LSU

18. Alex Dickerson- OF, Indiana

19. George Springer- OF, Connecticut

20. Tyler Beede- RHP, Lawrence Academy

21. Henry Owens- LHP, Edison HS

22. Christian Lopes- SS, Edison HS

23. Logan Verrett- RHP, Baylor

24. Dillon Maples- RHP, Pinecrest HS

25. Jose Fernandez- RHP, Alonso HS

26. Noe Ramirez- RHP, Cal State Fullerton

27. Brett Mooneyham- LHP, Stanford

28. Francisco Lindor- SS, Montverde HS

29. Tyler Greene- SS, Roswell HS

30. John Stilson- RHP, Texas AM

31. Dwight Smith- OF, Mcintosh HS

32. Zach Cone - OF, Georgia

33. Christian Montgomery- RHP, Lawrence HS

34. Ryan Carpenter- LHP, Gonzaga

35. Bubba Starling- OF/RHP, Gardner Edgerton

36. Larry Greene- OF, Barrien County HS

37. Phillip Evans- SS, LaCosta Canyon HS

38. Matt Barnes- RHP, Connecticut

39. Mitch Lambson- LHP, Arizona State

40. Philip Pfeifer- LHP, Farragut HS

41. Taylor Dugas- OF, Alabama

42. Deshorn Lake- RHP, Menchville HS

43. BA Vollmuth- SS, Southern Miss

44. Austin Hedges- C, J Serra HS

45. CJ Cron- C, Utah

46. Jack Armstrong- RHP, Vanderbilt

47. Alex Meyer- RHP, Kentucky

48. Preston Tucker- 1B, Florida

49. Daniel Mengden- RHP/C, Westside HS

50. John Magliozzi- RHP, Dexter HS

feel free to comment on what you think! email me at


  1. Very nice list, Jeff. Great minds think alike! Got a few questions:

    1. What can you tell me about the kind of hitter Mengden is?

    2. How easy was the velo from Magliozzi at the National? I see he sat 92-93, but with his frame and the prestige of the showcase, I have to question whether he actually sits in that range, or if he was just amped to be there.

    3. Pfeifer is another guy I considered. How good of a feel did he have for pitching? Seems like a soft-tossing lefty right now with some projection.


  2. I prefer Mengden on the mound. As a hitter, he's a solid prospect too. Good approach at the plate. Mashed at National. Showed solid power while hitting with wood.

    Magliozzi was a guy who jumped out to me. I wanted to put him higher, but like you questioned if he sat low 90s. Repeated his delivery well. His off-speed stuff was also impressive. Showed a plus change.

    Pfeifer can pitch. Might be some unneeded movement in his delivery but he makes it work. Low 90s lefty who can throw his curve for strikes late in counts.