Lincoln's 2010 Draft Board

June 1, 2010
Lincoln's Draft Board
No Player Pos Notes Team Pre.
1 Bryce Harper C Proving patient and powerful vs advanced wood-bat competition, contanct slight concern CSN 1 ↔
2 Jameson Taillon RHP Giant human, fastball touches 97-98, outstanding breaking stuff, motion similar to Bob Feller HS 2 ↔
3 Manny Machado SS Enough range to stay at SS, 70 arm, big ceiling, advanced hitter with plus power potential HS 5 ↑
4 Nick Castallanos 3B Best pure hitter in draft, plus power potential, will outgrow SS but solid defender at 3B, strong arm HS 4 ↔
5 Dylan Covey RHP May have best curveball in HS class, above-average fastball, relatively safe bet for HS pitcher HS 14 ↑
6 Yasmani Grandal C Switch-hitter, very good from left side, good hitter, plus power, strong arm, above-average D UM 16 ↑
7 Christian Colon SS Tremendous defender despite average athleticism, line-drive hitter, .347/.439/.613 30BB/16K CSF 11 ↑
8 Karsten Whitson RHP Smooth mechanics, plus fastball and advanced command, slider has plus cutting action, projection HS 6 ↓
9 Drew Pomeranz LHP Above-average fastball combined w/ 70 curveball, feel for a change up, over the top delivery MISS 7 ↓
10 Josh Sale OF Outstanding athlete, very strong, big-time power threat with professional approach HS 17 ↑
11 Alex Wimmers RHP Polished starter with advanced control, average fastball, good off-speed stuff, high floor OSU 19 ↑
12 Austin Wilson OF Strong and smart with big power potential, likely a corner outfielder, Jermaine Dye starter kit HS 13 ↑
13 Matt Harvey RHP Long-time prospect, showed well this spring, fastball up to 93-95, elite groundball rates UNC 20 ↑
14 Anthony Ranaudo RHP Tall with long arms, low 90's fastball, plus curveball, slight elbow slowed progress this spring LSU 15 ↑
15 Brandon Workman RHP Talented but somewhat inconsistant, durable four-pitch starter, plus fastball and change UT 21 ↑
16 Bryce Brentz OF Ankle injury slowed production after monster '09, advanced hitter with good power potential MTSU 10 ↓
17 AJ Cole RHP Tall lanky kid with strong arm, low 90's fastball, potential above-average curve and change up HS 12 ↓
18 Deck McGuire RHP Potential workhorse with three above-average pitches, good bet to be at least a No. 3 starter GT 8 ↓
19 Michael Choice OF NCAA leader in BB's, big-time power potential, good athlete, contact could be slight problem UTA NR ↑
20 James Paxton LHP Former Kentucky star, low-90's fastball, touches mid-90's, potential plus slider, advanced control GP 20 ↓
21 Kevin Gausman RHP Outstanding arm strength and smooth mechanics, struggled with breaking stuff this spring HS 3 ↓
22 Justin O'Conner C/SS Solid hitter with plus power potential, 70 arm, defensive home uncertain, upside if can stay at C HS NR ↑
23 Jesse Hahn RHP Plus fastball, touched 99 mph in relief over the summer, feel for curve, may not stick in rotation  VT 9 ↓
24 Kolbrin Vitek IF Enough speed for 2B and the arm for 3B, good tools and production, .361/.445/.691, 16-20 SB BSU 24 ↔
25 Kaleb Cowart 3B Two-way player, potential above-average hitter w/ plus power, very strong, below-average speed HS NR ↑
26 Tyler Thornburg RHP Plus fastball with downhill movement, curve and change up should be at least average, sleeper CSU 23 ↓
27 Delino DeShields Jr CF Son of former big leaguer, maybe the fastest guy in the draft, smooth swing, potential leadoff guy HS NR ↑
28 Stetson Allie RHP Arm strength is near legendary, FB sits 92-96 and has touched 100, potential plus slider, bullpen HS NR ↑
29 Kellin Deglan C Above-average arm and hit tools, potential plus power, Canadians tend to develop a little late HS NR ↑
30 Kris Bryant 3B Good defensive actions, strong arm, huge power, iffy contact, similar to a young Troy Glaus HS 22 ↓
31 Aaron Sanchez RHP Above-average fastball with room to grow, solid curve and change up, solid mechanics/command HS NR ↑
32 Tyrell Jenkins RHP Fantastic athlete, above-average fastball, touched 96 mph, breaking stuff lags behind, upside HS NR ↑
HM: Christian Yelich, 1B (HS); Todd Cunningham, OF (JSU); Brett Eibner, RHP (ARK)    


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