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Thursday, August 25, 2011

2012 MLB Draft Top 50 High School Prospects

This summer I went to the National Showcase, Prospect Classic, and the Under Armour All-American Game. Here is my updated top 50 HS prospects.

1. Lucas Giolito-RHP, Harvard-Westlake HS

2. Nick Williams-OF, Galveston Ball HS

3. Lance McCullers, Jr. - RHP, Jesuit HS

4. Byron Buxton- OF, Appling County HS

5. Joey Gallo- 1B/RHP, Bishop Gorman HS

6. Trey Williams-3B, Valencia HS

7. Walker Weickel-RHP, Olympia HS

8. Duane Underwood- RHP, Pope HS

9. Taylore Cherry- RHP, Vandalia Butler HS

10. Carlos Correa- SS, PRBA

11. Lucas Sims- RHP, Brookwood HS

12. Addison Russell- SS, Pace HS

13. Matthew Smoral- LHP, Solon HS

14. Max Fried- LHP, Harvard-Westlake HS

15. Stryker Trahan- C, Acadiana HS

16. Rio Ruiz- OF, Bishop Amat HS

17. Josh Henderson-OF, Virginia Home School

18. Hunter Virant-LHP, Camarillo HS

19. Cody Poteet- RHP, Christian HS

20. CJ Hinojosa, INF, Klein Collins HS

21. Anthony Alford- OF, Petal HS

22. Clate Schmidt- RHP, Allatoona HS

23. David Dahl, OF, Oak Mountain HS

24. Carson Fulmer- RHP, All Saints Academy

25. Jesse Winker- OF, Olympia HS

26. Rhett Wiseman- OF, BB&N HS

27. Tanner Rahier, INF/RHP, Palm Desert HS

28. Mitchell Traver-RHP, Houston Christian HS

29. Courtney Hawkins- OF, Carroll HS

30. Jose Orlando Berrios- RHP, Juan XXIII

31. Albert Almora- OF, Mater Academy

32. Ty Hensley-RHP, Santa Fe HS

33. Keon Barnum-OF, King HS

34. Gavin Cecchini- INF, Barbe HS

35. Alex Bregman- INF, Albq. Academy

36. Ryan Burr-RHP, Highlands Ranch

37. Lewis Brinson-OF, Coral Springs HS

38. Jameis Winston OF/RHP, Hueytown HS

39. Kayden Porter- RHP, Spanish Fork HS

40. Austin Fairchild- LHP, St. Thomas HS

41. Nelson Rodriguez- C, George Washington HS

42. Matthew Crownover- LHP, Ronggold Hs

43. Jesmuel Valentin- INF, PRBA

44. Tomas Nido- C, Orangewood Christian

45. Ryan McNeil- RHP, Nipomo HS

46. Steven Golden- OF, St. Francis HS

47. Ty Buttrey- RHP, Providence HS

48. Nick Travieso- RHP, Archbishop McCarthy HS

49. Carson Kelly- RHP/INF, Westview HS

50. Wyatt Mathisen- C, Calallen HS


  1. David Thompson? He only owns the Florida's HR career record besting Prince Fielder. He is a Baseball America All-Amerian, ESPN baseball all-American, Perfect Game All American, MaxPreps All American, Under Armour All American. Elite round prospect on virtually all MLB draft projections. UM baseball commit. But doesn't even make your top 50? Something is very wrong here.

  2. Thompson is a very solid prospect. He is in my next 5 actually. It is a very strong 2012 class.