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January 30, 2013

Perfect Game's Top 100 Draft Prospects

The Top Talent for the 2013 Rule 4 Draft

by Allan Simpson

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Manaea, College Pitching Still at Forefront on Eve of Season
With the 2013 college and junior-college seasons set to kick off later this month, Perfect Game is weighing in with its take on the top 100 draft prospects in this year’s class.
 
Indiana State lefthander Sean Manaea continues to maintain his grip as the top prospect in the class, followed closely by Arkansas right-hander Ryne Stanek and Stanford right-hander Mark Appel in what shapes up as a draft deep in college pitching. Thirteen of the top 32 prospects, as ranked by PG, are college arms.
 
This year’s draft is scheduled for June 6-8, with the Houston Astros having the first pick for the second year in a row. The order in which clubs will select has still not been firmly established pending the signing of select major-league free agents this off-season, but teams will generally select in the reverse order of their 2012 finish, though only the first 10 picks are protected under terms of baseball’s Collective Bargaining Agreement.
 
The Astros will be followed in order by the Cubs, Rockies, Twins, Indians, Marlins, Red Sox, Royals, Pirates (for their failure to sign Appel in the first round of the 2012 draft) and Blue Jays.
 

RK

Player

POS.

YR

B-T

HT

WT

School

Hometown

ST

Last Drafted

Commitment

1

Sean Manaea

LHP

JR

L-L

6-5

230

Indiana State

Wanatah

IN

Never drafted

 

2

Ryne Stanek

RHP

JR

R-R

6-4

190

Arkansas

Overland Park

KS

Mariners '10 (3)

 

3

Mark Appel

RHP

SR

R-R

6-5

215

Stanford

San Ramon

CA

Pirates '12 (1)

 

4

Clint Frazier

OF/RHP

SR

R-R

6-1

190

Loganville

Loganville

GA

 

Georgia

5

Jonathon Crawford

RHP

JR

R-R

6-2

205

Florida

Okeechobee

FL

Marlins '10 (42)

 

6

Austin Wilson

OF

JR

R-R

6-4

245

Stanford

North Hollywood

CA

Cardinals '10 (12)

 

7

Dominic Smith

1B

SR

L-L

6-1

200

Serra

Los Angeles

CA

 

Southern California

8

Kris Bryant

OF/3B

JR

R-R

6-5

205

San Diego

Las Vegas

NV

Blue Jays '10 (18)

 

9

Austin Meadows

OF

SR

L-L

6-3

200

Grayson

Loganville

GA

 

Clemson

10

John Paul Crawford

SS

SR

L-R

6-2

180

Lakewood

Lakewood

CA

 

Southern California

11

Colin Moran

3B

JR

L-R

6-4

180

North Carolina

Rye

NY

Never drafted

 

12

Bobby Wahl

RHP

JR

R-R

6-4

210

Mississippi

Springfield

VA

Indians '10 (39)

 

13

Reese McGuire

C

SR

L-R

6-1

190

Kentwood

Covington

WA

 

San Diego

14

Trey Ball

LHP/OF

SR

L-L

6-6

180

New Castle

New Castle

IN

 

Texas

15

Kohl Stewart

RHP

SR

R-R

6-3

195

St. Pius X

Tomball

TX

 

Texas A&M (FB)

16

Justin Williams

OF

SR

L-R

6-3

215

Terrebonne

Houma

LA

 

Louisiana State

17

Ryan Eades

RHP

JR

B-R

6-3

200

Louisiana State

Mandeville

LA

Rockies '10 (19)

 

18

Michael Lorenzen

RHP/OF

JR

R-R

6-3

195

Cal State Fullerton

Fullerton

CA

Rays '10 (7)

 

19

Aaron Judge

OF

JR

R-R

6-8

260

Fresno State

Linden

CA

Athletics '10 (31)

 

20

D.J. Peterson

3B/1B

JR

R-R

6-1

205

New Mexico

Gilbert

AZ

Mariners '10 (33)

 

21

Oscar Mercado

SS

SR

R-R

6-2

175

Gaither

Tampa

FL

 

Florida State

22

Philip Ervin

OF

JR

R-R

5-10

195

Samford

Jackson

AL

Never drafted

 

23

Jonathan Denney

C

SR

R-R

6-2

200

Yukon

Yukon

OK

 

Arkansas

24

Jordan Sheffield

RHP

SR

R-R

6-1

175

Tullahoma

Nashville

TN

 

Vanderbilt

25

A.J. Vanegas

RHP

JR

R-R

6-3

215

Stanford

Alameda

CA

Padres '10 (7)

 

26

Hunter Renfroe

C/RHP

JR

R-R

6-2

205

Mississippi State

Crystal Springs

MS

Red Sox '10 (31)

 

27

Marco Gonzales

LHP/1B

JR

L-L

6-1

195

Gonzaga

Fort Collins

CO

Rockies '10 (29)

 

28

Rob Kaminsky

LHP

SR

B-L

5-11

190

St. Joseph Regional

Edgewood Cliffs

NJ

 

North Carolina

29

Dillon Overton

LHP

JR

L-L

6-2

170

Oklahoma

Weatherford

OK

Red Sox '10 (26)

 

30

Kevin Ziomek

LHP

JR

R-L

6-3

200

Vanderbilt

Amherst

MA

Diamondbacks '10 (13)

 

31

Trevor Williams

RHP

JR

R-R

6-3

230

Arizona State

San Diego

CA

Never drafted

 

32

Jason Hursh

RHP

SO

R-R

6-1

190

Oklahoma State

Carrolton

TX

Pirates '10 (6)

 

33

JaCoby Jones

2B/OF

JR

R-R

6-3

200

Louisiana State

Richton

MS

Astros '10 (19)

 

34

Conrad Gregor

1B/OF

JR

L-R

6-3

220

Vanderbilt

Carmel

IN

White Sox '10 (40)

 

35

Carlos Salazar

RHP

SR

R-R

6-2

205

Kerman

Kerman

CA

 

Fresno State

36

Dustin Driver

RHP

SR

R-R

6-3

210

Wenatchee

Wenatchee

WA

 

UCLA

37

Karsten Whitson

RHP

JR

R-R

6-4

220

Florida

Chipley

FL

Padres '10 (1)

 

38

Ryan Boldt

OF

SR

L-R

6-1

185

Red Wing

Red Wing

MN

 

Nebraska

39

Colby Suggs

RHP

JR

R-R

6-0

225

Arkansas

Sulphur Springs

TX

Never drafted

 

40

Chad Pinder

3B/SS

JR

R-R

6-2

190

Virginia Tech

Poquoson

VA

Never drafted

 

41

Eric Jagielo

3B/OF

JR

L-R

6-3

215

Notre Dame

Downers Grove

IL

Cubs '10 (50)

 

42

Ian Clarkin

LHP

SR

L-L

6-3

190

James Madison

San Diego

CA

 

San Diego

43

Garrett Williams

LHP

SR

L-L

6-3

190

Calvary Baptist

Shreveport

LA

 

Oklahoma State

44

Tom Windle

LHP

JR

L-L

6-4

195

Minnesota

Maple Grove

MN

White Sox '10 (28)

 

45

Nick Ciuffo

C

SR

L-R

6-1

205

Lexington

Lexington

SC

 

South Carolina

46

A.J. Puk

LHP/1B

SR

L-L

6-5

205

Washington

Cedar Ra[ids

IA

 

Florida

47

Dan Slania

RHP

JR

R-R

6-5

275

Notre Dame

Tucson

AZ

Red Sox '10 (42)

 

48

Casey Shane

RHP

SR

R-R

6-4

200

Centennial

Burleson

TX

 

Texas A&M

49

Jan Hernandez

SS

SR

R-R

6-3

185

Carlos Beltran Academy

San Lorenzo

PR

 

 

50

Stephen Gonsalves

OF/LHP

SR

L-L

6-5

205

Cathedral Catholic

San Marcos

CA

 

San Diego

51

Jonah Wesely

LHP

SR

L-L

6-2

210

Tracy

Tracy

CA

 

UCLA

52

Zack Collins

C/1B

SR

L-R

6-3

220

American Heritage

Pembroke Pines

FL

 

Miami

53

Clinton Hollon

RHP

SR

R-R

6-1

195

Woodford County

Lexington

KY

 

Kentucky

54

Chris Anderson

RHP/1B

JR

R-R

6-4

220

Jacksonville

St. Louis Park

MN

Cubs '10 (35)

 

55

Alex Balog

RHP

JR

R-R

6-6

225

San Francisco

San Jose

CA

Never drafted

 

56

Brett Morales

RHP

SR

R-R

6-2

195

King

Tampa

FL

 

Florida

57

Josh Dezse

RHP/1B

JR

R-R

6-5

225

Ohio State

Powell

OH

Yankees '10 (28)

 

58

Jonathan Gray

RHP

JR

R-R

6-4

240

Oklahoma

Chandler

OK

Yankees '11 (10)

 

59

Jason Monda

OF

JR

L-L

6-4

200

Washington State

Olympia

WA

Rockies '10 (32)

 

60

Billy McKinney

OF

SR

L-L

6-1

190

Plano West

Plano

TX

 

Texas Christian

61

Aaron Brown

OF/LHP

SO

L-L

6-2

200

Pepperdine

West Hills

CA

Pirates '11 (17)

 

62

Cavan Biggio

2B/3B

SR

L-R

6-2

180

St. Thomas

Houston

TX

 

Notre Dame

63

Dan Child

RHP

JR

R-R

6-5

230

Oregon State

Rocklin

CA

Padres '10 (48)

 

64

Alex Haines

LHP

JR

L-L

6-4

215

Seton Hill (Pa.)

Greensburg

PA

Never drafted

 

65

Jacob May

OF/2B

JR

B-R

5-10

180

Coastal Carolina

Liberty Township

OH

Reds '10 (39)

 

66

Chris Okey

C

SR

R-R

6-0

175

Eustis

Eustis

FL

 

Clemson

67

Mike Mayers

RHP

JR

R-R

6-3

205

Mississippi

Grove City

OH

Never drafted

 

68

Rowdy Tellez

1B

SR

L-L

6-4

230

Elk Grove

Elk Grove

CA

 

Southern California

69

Ben Wetzler

LHP

JR

L-L

6-1

205

Oregon State

Clackamas

OR

Indians '10 (15)

 

70

Travis Demeritte

3B

SR

R-R

6-1

185

Winder Barrow

Statham

GA

 

South Carolina

71

Corey Knebel

RHP

JR

R-R

6-3

195

Texas

Georgetown

TX

Never drafted

 

72

Michael Wagner

RHP

JR

R-R

6-4

185

San Diego

Las Vegas

NV

Red Sox '10 (28)

 

73

Brian Navarreto

C

SR

R-R

6-3

200

Arlington Country Day

Jacksonville

FL

 

South Carolina

74

Jared King

OF

JR

B-L

6-0

215

Kansas State

Dublin

OH

Never drafted

 

75

Dylan Covey

RHP

JR

R-R

6-2

195

San Diego

Pasadena

CA

Brewers '10 (1)

 

76

Kent Emanuel

LHP

JR

L-L

6-4

190

North Carolina

Woodstock

GA

Pirates '10 (19)

 

77

Corey Littrell

LHP

JR

L-L

6-2

195

Kentucky

Louisville

KY

Nationals '10 (43)

 

78

Tyler Danish

RHP

SR

R-R

6-1

190

Durant

Mount Dora

FL

 

Florida

79

Adam Plutko

RHP

JR

R-R

6-3

190

UCLA

Upland

CA

Astros '10 (6)

 

80

Chris Rivera

SS/RHP

SR

R-R

6-1

185

El Dorado

Fullerton

CA

 

Central Arizona CC

81

Tyler Ross

C

JR

B-R

6-2

210

Louisiana State

Naples

FL

Phillies '10 (46)

 

82

Trey Masek

RHP

JR

R-R

6-1

195

Texas Tech

Giddings

TX

Never drafted

 

83

Aaron Blair

RHP

JR

R-R

6-5

220

Marshall

Las Vegas

NV

Astros '10 (21)

 

84

David Gates

RHP

SO

R-R

6-5

215

Howard (Texas)

Lubbock

TX

Never drafted

 

85

Scott Frazier

RHP

JR

R-R

6-7

220

Pepperdine

Upland

CA

Phillies '10 (5)

 

86

Konner Wade

RHP

JR

L-R

6-2

185

Arizona

Scottsdale

AZ

Diamondbacks '10 (35)

 

87

Michael O'Neill

OF

JR

R-R

6-1

195

Michigan

Powell

OH

Yankees '10 (42)

 

88

Braden Shipley

RHP/SS

JR

R-R

6-2

180

Nevada

Medford

OR

Never drafted

 

89

Keegan Thompson

RHP/SS

SR

R-R

6-2

175

Cullman

Cullman

AL

 

Auburn

90

Brian Ragira

1B/3B

JR

R-R

6-2

205

Stanford

Arlington

TX

Rangers '10 (30)

 

91

Barrett Astin

RHP

JR

R-R

6-1

200

Arkansas

Forrest City

AR

Never drafted

 

92

Cord Sandberg

OF

SR

L-L

6-3

215

Manatee

Bradenton

FL

 

Mississippi State (FB)

93

Andrew Mitchell

RHP

JR

R-R

6-3

220

Texas Christian

Houston

TX

Never drafted

 

94

Ryder Jones

SS/RHP

SR

L-R

6-3

185

Watauga

Boone

NC

 

Stanford

95

Trevor Gott

RHP

JR

R-R

6-1

190

Kentucky

Lexington

KY

Never drafted

 

96

Kyle Finnegan

RHP

JR

R-R

6-1

165

Texas State

Kingwood

TX

Never drafted

 

97

Chris Oakley

RHP

SR

R-R

6-8

225

St. Augustine Prep

Egg Harbor Township

NJ

 

North Carolina

98

Kevin Franklin

3B/OF

SR

R-R

6-2

220

Gahr

Cerritos

CA

 

Arizona State

99

Jeremy Martinez

C

SR

R-R

5-11

195

Mater Dei

Fountain Valley

CA

 

Southern California

100

Matthew McPhearson

OF

SR

L-L

5-11

170

Riverdale Baptist

Hyattsville

MD

 

Miami

The views expressed by Mr. Simpson are his own and not necessarily those of the entire staff at Perfect Game.

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