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PickTeamPlayerSchoolPosB/THtWtDOBClass
21Mier, JiovanniBonita HS (CA)SSR/R6'02"1751990-08-26HS
Comments: Mier looks like a young Nomar Garciaparra on the field. He's a free swinger that should generate a little pop as he matures. Defensively, he's very smooth and makes up for below-average speed with excellent instincts that should allow him to remain at shortstop. He has a quiet confidence on the field and his intangibles are off the charts. He should be one of the better high school shortstops in this year's Draft class.
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20Jenkins, StephenKennesaw St URHPR/R6'04"2351987-12-22JR
Comments: Over the course of his junior season, Jenkins caught up to, then passed up teammate Kyle Heckathorn on Draft boards. With a terrific three-pitch mix and a good idea of how to pitch, Jenkins looks like a durable workhorse who will fit nicely into a big-league rotation in the not-too-distant future. He comes from a small school and doesn't have a long track record of success, but that shouldn't keep him from going off the board in the first round.
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19Miller, ShelbyBrownwood HS (TX)RHPR/R6'03"1951990-10-10HS
Comments: No draft class is complete without at least one strong-armed Texas high schooler and Miller is the best of the lot. He's got a fastball that touches the upper 90s and a potentially plus curve to go along with a perfectly projectable pitcher's frame. His command is iffy and he doesn't have a third pitch right now, but this kind of arm strength with that kind of body usually goes off the board very early on draft day.
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18James, ChadYukon HS (OK)LHPL/L6'03"1901991-01-23HS
17Pollock, AllenU Notre DameCFR/R6'02"2001987-12-05JR
Comments: Pollock is one of the better college hitters available in this Draft class, with a great approach and the ability to make consistent contact. He won't hit for a ton of power, but has some extra-base ability. His above-average speed helps him on offense and in the field, though he is still learning to play the outfield. He's the type who makes everything look effortless and with his hitting ability, could be the kind of college bat that moves quickly through the Minors.
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16Borchering, RobertBishop Verot HS (FL)3BS/R6'04"1951990-10-25HS
Comments: Borchering is a third baseman in high school, but it will be his bat that carries him forward. He struggles defensively and may end up at first base. Some clubs may look for more power from that position, which could impact his draft status. That being said, Borchering's hitting skills are definitely legit.
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15White, AlexUNC Chapel HillRHPR/R6'04"1901988-08-29JR
Comments: White was a top high school prospect in 2006, but went to UNC instead. He's still one of the better arms now, though his performance in the spring has been a little uneven. He does have plus stuff with a fastball-slider combination along with the makings of two other pitches. He doesn't always command his fastball that well, but that could be correctable with some mechanical tweaks. With his stuff and his track record, he's likely to go pretty early on Draft Day.
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14Purke, MatthewKlein HS (TX)LHPL/L6'03"1751990-07-17HS
Comments: When conversations arise about the top prep lefties in the class, Purke is on the short list. With three excellent offerings and command of them, to go along with a projectable frame, Purke's name comes up early and often. There might be a small concern about his durabilty because he's a little too slender, but that won't be enough to keep him from being taken high up on Draft day.
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13Green, GrantU Southern CaliforniaSSR/R6'03"1851987-09-27JR
Comments: Premier college shortstops don't come around all that often and when they do, they get drafted early. That should be the case for Green, who has the potential to shine on both sides of the ball with all five tools. He shook off some early struggles to perform up to expectations, though his lack of energy at times has bothered scouts. Even with that, he's a confident and accomplished college player who shouldn't wait long to hear his name called.
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12Crow, AaronNo SchoolRHPR/R6'02"2051986-11-11NS
Comments: Crow was taken No. 9 overall by the Nationals a year ago, but didn't sign. He went the independent ball route to show scouts this year what he could do and, for the most part, seemed close to the guy many teams liked in 2008. His command was a little off, but on the flip side, his changeup was much improved. Players who have gone the indy route while negotiating or re-entering the draft have tended to improve their standing and it's looking like Crow will be no different.
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11Matzek, TylerCapistrano Valley HS (CA)LHPL/L6'03"2101990-10-19HS
Comments: When Matzek is locked in, it's easy to argue that he's one of the -- if not the -- top high school lefty in this Draft class. With a fastball that reaches 95 mph and two different breaking pitches, he's got the tools necessary to succeed. The one knock is that it seems at times that he's just doing enough to get by. When focused, he really knows how to pitch and put away hitters. It's a package that should go pretty quickly on Draft day.
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10Storen, DrewStanford URHPS/R6'01"1751987-08-01SO
Comments: Storen has the stuff to be a starter and it's not unheard of for a team to take a college closer and let him start as a pro. That being said, there's a reason Stanford has him in the bullpen ... his command hasn't always been sharp. Even as a short reliever, though, his fastball-curve mix is more than enough to get hitters out, especially from the right side. Good college closers usually get drafted well and Storen should be no exception.
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9Turner, JacobWestminster Christian Academy (MO)RHPR/R6'04"2051991-05-21HS
Comments: Turner is what you look for in a high school rightr-hande -- big, strong and projectable. Thought to be one of the better prep arms in the class, it was unclear whether he'd live up to advanced billing. He has a good arm and there's likely to be more velocity, especially if he can correct some delivery flaws. His secondary pitches lag behind somewhat and his command can be inconsistent as he sometimes elevates his pitches. Still, with his size, athleticism and arm strength, the UNC recruit is likely to garner a lot of interest on Draft day.
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8Leake, MichaelArizona St URHPR/R6'00"1801987-11-12JR
Comments: As a six-foot righty, people may want to overlook Leake as a big-time pitching prospect, but they might be missing the boat. He can throw four pitches for strikes and his poise is off the charts. He may not be that big, but he's athletic, strong and durable with an extremely efficient delivery. He's done nothing but perform with the Sun Devils and whoever looks past his size could have themselves a steal.
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7Minor, MichaelVanderbilt ULHPR/L6'03"2001987-12-26JR
Comments: Minor isn't going to wow you, like his former Vandy teammate David Price did, but he's a solid left-handed starting candidate at the next level. He's got a good feel for pitching with at least three pitches that, when he's locked in, he can throw for strikes. He seemed to be getting sharper as the season wore on and was positioning himself to be one of those college lefties who know how to pitch who always go well on Draft day.
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6Wheeler, ZacharyEast Paulding HS (GA)RHPR/R6'03"1801990-05-30HS
Comments: If you like projectable high school pitchers with a lot of arm strength -- and a lot of teams do -- then Wheeler might be the guy for you. The Georgia prepster has plenty of fastball and does show a plus breaking ball at times. Because of some delivery issues, his command can be spotty, but he's an excellent athlete with terrific poise and makeup. He might be a little bit of a project, but the upside is considerable.
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5Hobgood, MatthewNorco HS (CA)RHPR/R6'04"2451990-08-03HS
Comments: Hobgood is a big, strong right-hander with two plus offerings in his heavy fastball and outstanding curve. Some small tweaks to his delivery should help him find even better fastball command. If he can add a changeup to go along with his other offerings and his tremendous mound presence, he has the chance to be a front-of-the-rotation starter in the future.
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4Sanchez, JorgeBoston ColCR/R6'00"2151988-05-20JR
Comments: College catchers are always a premium commodity and Sanchez has emerged as one of the better options in this year's group. He's a solid catch-and-throw guy behind the plate, with good overall defensive skills. He also can swing the bat some, with a little power, giving him an intriguing all-around package. He's struggled with conditioning in the past, but he seemed driven to get himself into shape. The benefit has been an outstanding junior season that will probably move him off the board early on Draft day.
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3Tate, DonavanCartersville HS (GA)CFR/R6'02"1841990-09-27HS
Comments: Tate is another Georgia high schooler with some serious tools. He doesn't quite have the feel for the game that last year's No. 1 pick Tim Beckham had, but he's also not completely raw. He has the potential to hit for pretty good power, runs well and plays a pretty good center field. There are some questions about his bat and how long it will take to develop. The team that thinks he's going to hit is the one that will take the chance and draft him high.
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2Ackley, DustinUNC Chapel HillCFL/R6'01"1901988-02-26JR
Comments: Ackley might be the best pure hitter in the college ranks, if not the entire draft class. He's got great bat control and plus bat speed that allows him to make consistent contact to all fields. There's some debate about how much power he'll have, but that's really only an issue if he can't eventually return to his best position in center field. He's had to play first since Tommy John surgery last summer. He profiles better in the outfield but at whatever position, those hitting skills should get him off the board early.
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1Strasburg, StephenSan Diego St URHPR/R6'05"2251988-07-20JR
Comments: When you're generally considered to be the top Draft prospect in a class before a game is played, the microscope is going to come out. Strasburg's stuff holds up under such scrutiny for the most part, especially his plus fastball. Nitpickers may look at the secondary offerings as being just average and his command needing a little refinement, but none of that will keep him from being atop just about every Draft board.
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