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31Jackson, BrettUC BerkeleyCFL/R6'02"2101988-08-02JR
Comments: It's not a great Draft class for college bats, particularly in the outfield, so one with the athleticism Jackson has is bound to be noticed. He runs well on both sides of the ball, has a decent approach at the plate and plays a good center field right now. Some may see him as a tweener who isn't a leadoff hitter or a No. 3 type. If he gets bigger he will have to move to a corner, where how much power he actually has becomes a bigger question. He's got more value if he can stay in center, and the team that takes him may be hoping he can stay put.
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32Wheeler, TimothyCal St SacramentoCFL/R6'04"2051988-01-21JR
Comments: Wheeler is a pretty advanced college hitter whose best assets are his ability to make contact and his speed. He should be the type who can hit at or near the top of a lineup with the potential to be a plus base-stealer. He uses his speed well in center and has the skills to stay there. Without much power, he probably won't be off the charts, but could be a very solid college draftee in June.
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33Baron, StevenJohn A. Ferguson School (FL)CR/R6'00"1951990-12-07HS
Comments: Baron hasn't received as much attention among the catching crop, but he should. The Miami-area standout has outstanding catch and throw skills. He's had some issues with his timing at the plate, but he's got good bat speed and does have the potential to hit for power. He's a natural leader with outstanding makeup who already calls his own game, and that kind of skill set will always get plenty of attention on Draft day.
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34Brothers, RexLipscomb ULHPL/L6'00"2051987-12-18JR
Comments: Brothers was gaining as much "helium" as any pitcher in the draft class as the spring wore on. He'd always been intriguing because of his arm strength that delivers a fastball that can touch 96-97 mph and a pretty good slider. He took a leap up this season, thanks to a better understanding of how to pitch and the ability to find the strike zone more consistently. If that continues throughout the remainder of his season, he'll go off the board in a hurry.
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35Davidson, MatthewYucaipa HS (CA)3BR/R6'03"2101991-03-26HS
Comments: A solid, safe high school Draftee, Davidson is a great kid with solid, if unspectacular, skills across the board. His best tool might be his future power, but he should have the arm and glove to stay at third defensively. He struggled a bit as a junior and whether people buy into his summer performance as the real deal will be what determines his Draft status as the spring goes on.
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36Miller, AaronBaylor ULHPL/L6'03"2051987-09-18JR
Comments: A two-way player at Baylor, it seems likely that Miller's future lies in the outfield. He's got a great swing from the left side, with excellent pitch recognition -- his main problem is he's too selective at times -- and he should hit for some power at the next level. He's a decent runner and has a strong arm, making it easy to see him patrolling right field in a big league ballpark one day. In a Draft class lacking impact college bats, Miller shouldn't have any problem generating interest.
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37Paxton, JamesU KentuckyLHPL/L6'03"2101988-11-06JR
Comments: Paxton is a college lefty who was on the rise late in the Draft season. The Kentucky product has two potential plus pitches in his fastball, which has been up to 98 mph, and a short power slider. The third pitch, a changeup, hasn't always been on display, but he hasn't needed it much at the college level. He repeats his delivery well and can carry the velocity throughout starts, though there are some who think his command and arm action may mean he'll be a reliever in the future. At least some feel he can start and it's likely to be one of those teams that takes him off the board early.
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38Phegley, JoshuaIndiana UCR/R5'10"2151988-02-12JR
Comments: Few question whether Phegley can hit. He's got great skills at the plate. The questions are about his abilities behind it. He does some things well as a catcher, like calling his own game, but he has real trouble with pitchers who have a lot of movement. The more you believe in the bat, the higher you may take him. If a team thinks he can catch every day, he'll go plenty early because of the offense. If not, he's still a solid MLB backup, though that's not the type you take as quickly.
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39Davis, KentrailU TennesseeCFL/R5'09"1951988-06-29SO
Comments: The sophomore-eligible outfielder has not followed up on his strong freshman year, but he's still going to gain a lot of interest as the spring wears on. A fireplug of an outfielder, he's got above-average raw power, though he's struggled to get to it this season. He's currently playing center, but the prevailing thought is that he's a left fielder in the future. Once moved to a corner, the bat and his power become that much more important. If a team feels this season is just a matter of him trying to do too much, they'll bet on that bat pretty early.
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40Skaggs, TylerSanta Monica HS (CA)LHPL/L6'04"1801991-07-13HS
Comments: Everyone loves a decent lefty and Skaggs has the chance to be a good one. Tall and lean, he's got the protypical body type scouts love -- and he's got two above-average to plus pitches to go along with it. Good performances this spring could put this prep southpaw high on many Draft boards.
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41Owings, ChristopherGilbert HS (SC)SSR/R5'11"1701991-08-12HS
Comments: Owings plays shortstop for his high school team, but that might not be his best defensive home as a pro, with a move to second perhaps on tap because of his arm strength and range. On the other side of second, his hands will play fine and he could be an offensive-minded second baseman who hits for average at the next level. He doesn't have much power, but he does use the whole field well. He doesn't have a plus tool, but he's the type of player who, if you're patient with him, will be better than the sum of his parts.
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42Richards, GarrettU OklahomaRHPR/R6'03"2101988-05-27JR
43Boxberger, BradleyU Southern CaliforniaRHPR/R6'02"2001988-05-27JR
Comments: Boxberger definitely improved his Draft status with his first several starts. While many had seen him as a reliever in the future, he's emerged as a legitimate starting prospect with his performance. The key has been his ability to maintain his velocity deep into his starts, something he hadn't done in the past. And while his command is still a little inconsistent, it's better than it has been. Combine that with a full repertoire of pitches and if Boxberger keeps it up, he'll seriously enter the first-round conversation.
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44Scheppers, TannerNo SchoolRHPR/R6'04"1951987-01-17NS
Comments: Pitching in intrasquad action at Golden West C.C., Scheppers was creating a ton of buzz on the West Coast. The former Fresno State standout, whose Draft status took a hit because of a shoulder injury last year, was throwing free, easy and hard in early looks. With a plus fastball and the potential for a plus curve, if Scheppers continues to show he's healthy while pitching for the St. Paul Saints, he's going to shoot up Draft boards everywhere.
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45Belfiore, MichaelBoston ColLHPR/L6'03"2201988-10-03JR
46Bashore, MatthewIndiana ULHPL/L6'02"2001988-04-06JR
47Heckathorn, KyleKennesaw St URHPR/R6'06"2231988-06-17JR
Comments: Heckathorn is sure to be fairly high on everyone's list, thanks to his size, strength and pure power aresenal. He can pump his fastball up into the mid-to-upper 90s, has a hard slider to go along with it and generally throws strikes. The one puzzling thing for the right-hander has been that he hasn't dominated his competition or missed bats as much as you'd expect with that stuff. His size and stuff will ensure he's off the board before long, but he might be a half-step behind the upper-echelon college arms this year.
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48Kehrer, TylerEastern Illinois ULHPL/L6'03"2101988-03-23JR
49Black, VictorDallas Baptist URHPR/R6'04"2051988-05-23JR
50Kobernus, JeffreyUC Berkeley2BR/R6'02"2101988-06-30JR
Comments: Kobernus is not the kind of elite college bat scouts might be looking for, but then again, that doesn't really exist in this class. He's got a real chance to be a prototypical No. 2 hitter. He's a solid second baseman who really turns the double play well. He may not be that premium hitter, but he's got some solid attributes that should have him off the board fairly early.
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51Poythress, RichardU Georgia1BR/R6'04"2351987-08-11JR
Comments: There's no question some teams will be intrigued by the monster numbers Poythress is putting up in the competitive SEC. Power is his calling card, but with a lack of great bat speed, there is some question how well it will play at the next level. There's no other part of his game that stands out, so someone will have to believe in his power to take him.
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52Williams, EverettMcCallum HS (TX)CFL/R5'10"2001990-10-01HS
Comments: Williams is a toolsy high school outfielder with some polish to his game. He's got excellent speed, but he's not a burner. He uses his speed well to play a good defensive center field and overall has enough skills to be an everyday guy at the next level. The one question, and it's a big one, is if he'll hit enough at the next level. Those who think he will might take a chance in June; those who aren't sure won't be as enamored because he doesn't have that blazing speed
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53Pounders, BrooksTemecula Valley HS (CA)RHPR/R6'04"2251990-09-26HS
Comments: Pounders might be more substance than style. He doesn't seem to have the best body in the world, but he's more athletic in his delivery than you'd think. He won't light up a radar gun -- something that might hurt his Draft status -- but he does have four pitches he can throw for strikes as a high schooler. That kind of pitchability doesn't grow on trees, especially from the prep ranks.
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54Givens, MychalH B Plant HS (FL)SSR/R6'01"1901990-05-13HS
Comments: Givens is one of the better all-around athletes in the Draft class who will get looks both at shortstop and on the mound on Draft day. He's a good defender with a plus arm who uses his athleticism well. A plus runner, he's got the kind of frame that should allow him to get stronger ... which could lead to more power. The key to unlocking that will be a better overall hitting approach. There is some risk with his bat, but if a team feels he'll hit, he'll go early.
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55Joseph, ThomasHorizon HS (AZ)CR/R6'01"2151991-07-16HS
Comments: In a deep class of prep catchers, Joseph hasn't gotten a ton of love, though his bat has been making more than enough noise. He's got serious offensive ability with light tower raw power. He's more of a question mark behind the plate. He's got an above-average arm, but this was the first season he's caught and he lacks overall quickness. His bat likely will play anywhere, but if a team feels he can catch, he could sneak into the first couple of rounds.
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56Smith, BlakeUC BerkeleyRFL/R6'02"2201987-12-09JR
57Hamilton, BillyTaylorsville HS (MS)SSR/R6'01"1601990-09-09HS
Comments: Hamilton is the quintessential high-risk, high-reward athlete at this level who is sure to interest many in June. A three-sport star in Mississippi, he's got all sorts of tools, though his hitting approach is a bit crude and he's got some holes in his swing. But the bat speed, strength and running speed would make any scout at least intrigued, especially if you think he can stay at shortstop. Someone will take a chance on that -- and that they can sign him away from his football commitment to Mississippi State on Draft day.
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58Oliver, AndrewOklahoma St ULHPL/L6'03"2101987-12-03JR
Comments: Oliver got a lot of attention when he was suspended by the NCAA for being represented by an agent, then got the suspension overturned in court. He's had an up-and-down junior season performance-wise, but scouts love his fastball-changeup mix. He can crank the heater up to 98 mph and the change is a plus pitch as well. More than anything, his fastball command is what makes him so intriguing, and it's his bread-and-butter, making up for the lack of a breaking ball. Lefties who throw that hard and command the ball that well aren't common, so he should go quickly on Draft day.
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59Arenado, NolanEl Toro HS (CA)3BR/R6'01"2051991-04-16HS
Comments: Arenado is a strong high schooler with some serious ability with the bat. He's quick to the ball and has excellent raw power. The main question is where that bat will play best as a pro. He plays shorstop now, but he'll be a third baseman or a catcher in the future. He's caught before, so it wouldn't be a conversion. Although he's not very experienced, his plus arm and quick feet have some believing he can do it. If a team is convinced he can catch, he could go off the board in the first couple of rounds.
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60Smith, EricU Rhode IslandRHPR/R6'03"1988-10-15JR
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