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Monday, February 06, 2012

BA: Early Draft Preview: 2012 Top 100 Draft Prospects

1. Mark Appel RHP R-R 6-5 190 Stanford
2. Lucas Giolito RHP R-R 6-6 230 Harvard-Westlake HS, Studio City, Calif.
3. Byron Buxton OF R-R 6-2 175 Appling County HS, Baxley, Ga.
4. Deven Marrero SS R-R 6-1 194 Arizona State
5. Mike Zunino C R-R 6-2 215 Florida

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: February 06, 2012 at 09:30 AM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. AROM Posted: February 06, 2012 at 01:39 PM (#4054748)
At this point these guys are just names to me. The #12 prospect, Stryker Trahan, has a great one for a hitter.

#70 is high school OF Skye Bolt. If he's not the fastest player in the draft, then something is seriously wrong with the world.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 06, 2012 at 02:18 PM (#4054793)
Let's play "Top 100 Baseball Draft Prospect or CW Starlet?"

Lex Rutledge
Britt Robertson
Shenae Grimes
Taylore Cherry
Taylor Momsen
Hoby Milner
Kolby Copeland
Malese Jow
   3. Golfing Great Mitch Cumstein Posted: February 06, 2012 at 04:05 PM (#4054898)
This is a bit early, but out of Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Maryland and Duke, which team should I make a point of seeing?
   4. flournoy Posted: February 06, 2012 at 04:09 PM (#4054906)
As a Tech alum, I vote for Georgia Tech.
   5. zachtoma Posted: February 06, 2012 at 04:31 PM (#4054927)
Prospects #2 and #15 are local, they both go to my former high school. I plan on going to their games whenever I can this year, something I've never done before in the prospect-rich environment of the San Fernando Valley.
   6. Travolta19 Posted: February 06, 2012 at 04:38 PM (#4054933)
Retro- I'd say Rutledge, Cherry, Milner, and Copeland are the prospects, don't know the other guys.
   7. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: February 06, 2012 at 04:51 PM (#4054942)
I'd say Rutledge, Cherry, Milner, and Copeland are the prospects


Right on all four.
   8. CFBF Was Killed By The Mad Queen Posted: February 06, 2012 at 05:19 PM (#4054971)
Brian Johnson's inclusion at number eight has surprised and amused some Florida baseball fans. He's been a good-not-great pitcher for two years, and was good-not-great as a hitter last year. He was a pretty awesome hitter as a true freshman, but that was the last year before the NCAA deadened the bats.

Johnson's big, he's left-handed and he throws pretty hard. So it's not shocking to see him well-regarded. But "top 10 in the draft" well-regarded is a little odd.
   9. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 06, 2012 at 05:23 PM (#4054975)
Retro- I'd say Rutledge, Cherry, Milner, and Copeland are the prospects, don't know the other guys.


That's because they're girls!
   10. Rickey! No. You move. Posted: February 06, 2012 at 06:15 PM (#4055016)
Appling County Comprehensive High School #### THE WORLD!!!

Seriously. I'm a little aghast to see the hometown and alma mater in that list.
   11. Walt Davis Posted: February 07, 2012 at 12:30 AM (#4055231)
Personally I am deeply disappointed that Taylore Cherry is a baseball player not a starlet.
   12. MM1f Posted: February 07, 2012 at 02:00 PM (#4055689)
This is a bit early, but out of Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Maryland and Duke, which team should I make a point of seeing?


Try to see, of all teams, Duke. Seeing Marcus Stroman, a short, muscular, defensive back/middle infielder looking dude, throw some insane gas is quite the experience.

Kind of a boring year to have those teams as your ACC options. GT and FSU always have talent but their 2012 squads are significantly less exciting than their teams usually are.
   13. Dangerous Dean Posted: February 07, 2012 at 02:46 PM (#4055740)
Stryker Trahan not only has a mondo-cool name. He is a power-hitting lefty catcher who can run and has a better than average ability to slow the running game.

Seems the talent is down this year compared to some of the recent drafts, though.

As interesting as the concept of two players from the same high school, two top 10 picks from the same college and it is NOT a traditional powerhouse. Victor Roache might be a bust because he hasn't faced a lot of great competition. But he has a very intriguing upside and could hit for mammoth power.

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