Lincoln's 2010 Draft Board

June 6, 2010
Lincoln's Draft Board
No Player Pos Notes Team Pre.
1 Bryce Harper C Wire-to-wire No. 1 prospect, JuCo #'s project to 76 HRs, and 49 steals over 162 games, .442/.524/.986 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 w/ big power potential, All-Star upside HS 3 ↔
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 with good projection, smooth mechanics HS 5 ↔
6 Yasmani Grandal C Talented switch-hitter, plus power, patient approach, strong arm, above-average D, .417/.543/.743 UM 6 ↔
7 Christian Colon SS Tremendous defender despite average athleticism, line-drive hitter, safe bet, .344/.431/.619 30BB/17K CSF 7 ↔
8 Karsten Whitson RHP Smooth mechanics, plus fastball and advanced command, slider has plus cutting action, projection HS 8 ↔
9 Drew Pomeranz LHP Above-average fastball combined w/ 70 curveball, feel for a change up, smooth over the top delivery MISS 9 ↔
10 Josh Sale OF Underrated athlete, very strong, big-time power threat w/ professional approach, tied to Houston @ 8 HS 10 ↔
11 Alex Wimmers RHP Polished starter with advanced control, average fastball, good off-speed stuff, high floor, No. 3 starter OSU 11 ↔
12 Austin Wilson OF Strong and smart with big power potential, likely corner outfielder, Jermaine Dye starter kit, signable? HS 12 ↔
13 Matt Harvey RHP Long-time prospect, productive this spring, fastball up to 93-95, elite groundball rates, plus changeup UNC 13 ↔
14 Anthony Ranaudo RHP Tall with long arms, low 90's fastball, plus curveball, slight elbow slowed progress this spring LSU 14 ↔
15 Brandon Workman RHP Talented but somewhat inconsistant, durable four-pitch starter, plus fastball, possible No. 2 upside UT 15 ↔
16 Bryce Brentz OF Ankle injury slowed production this spring, advanced hitter w/ good power potential, corner defender  MTSU 16 ↔
17 AJ Cole RHP Tall lanky kid with strong arm, low 90's fastball, potential above-average curve and change up HS 17 ↔
18 Deck McGuire RHP Potential workhorse with three above-average pitches, good bet to be at least a No. 3 starter GT 18 ↔
19 Michael Choice OF NCAA leader in BB's, big-time power potential, good athlete, loud swing mechanics, risk/reward UTA 19 ↔
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, upside HS 21 ↔
22 Kellin Deglan C Solid hitter with plus power potential, above-average arm, chance to be an asset behind the plate HS 29 ↑
23 Jesse Hahn RHP Plus fastball, touched 99 mph in relief over the summer, feel for curve, may not stick in rotation  VT 23 ↔
24 Kolbrin Vitek IF Speed for 2B and the arm for 3B, may move to CF, good tools,  very productive, .361/.445/.691, 16-20 SB BSU 24 ↔
25 Justin O'Conner C/SS Chance to be a solid hitter, plus power potential, 70 arm, big upside if he can stay at C, tied to NYM HS 22 ↓
26 Kaleb Cowart 3B Two-way talent with plus power potential, wants to play everyday, more than enough arm for 3B HS 25 ↓
27 Tyler Thornburg RHP Plus fastball with downhill movement, curve and change up should be at least average, sleeper CSU 26 ↓
28 Stetson Allie RHP Arm strength is near legendary, FB sits 92-96 and has touched 100, potential plus slider, likely reliever HS 28 ↔
29 Delino DeShields Jr CF Speed rivals anyone in draft, solid hitter with a chance to be plus, below-average power, bloodlines HS 27 ↓
30 Christian Yelich 1B Terrific pure hitter, needs to get stronger to add more power, good enough athlete for corner outfield HS NR ↑
31 Zach Lee RHP Average fastball with big projection, great feel for change and curve, football recruit, now could sign HS NR ↑
32 Kris Bryant 3B Large frame will force move to third, huge power, iffy contact, solid arm strength, young Troy Glaus HS 30 ↓
33 Seth Blair RHP Potential plus-plus fastball, touched 98 w/ movement, above-average slider, may not stick as starter ASU  
34 Cody Buckel RHP Undersized righty with solid stuff, potential plus curve, chance for four-pitch mix, smooth mechanics HS  
35 Barret Loux RHP Slighty above-average fastball but out pitch changeup, solid slider, strike thrower, built like an ox TAMU  
36 Austin Wates 1B Smooth athlete could be an above-average hitter, defensive production hasn't lived up to the tools VT  
37 Tyrell Jenkins RHP Fastball has a chance to be plus, off-speed stuff needs development, excellent all-around athlete HS 32↓
38 Jedd Gyorko SS Doesn't always make things look easy, but big-time results, likely shift to 2B in pros, .381/.472/.750 WVU  
39 Todd Cunningham OF Strong production and solid across the board tools, plus runner, extremely well-balanced hitter JSU  
40 Brett Eibner RHP Two-way star, most still like more on the mound, plus fastball potential, solid slider and change up UA  
41 Aaron Sanchez RHP Upside, fastball has touched 93 with more projection, curve could be above-average, solid mechanics HS 31↓
42 Yordy Cabrera SS Somewhat raw but big upside, power potential could be 65 or more, will likely move off of shortstop HS  
43 Marcus Littlewood SS Chance to be very good hitter for shortstop, large frame may force defensive move, not a ton of power HS  
44 Chance Ruffin RHP Above-average fastball w/ plus movment, wipeout curveball, advanced command, possible closer UT  
45 Sam Dyson RHP Big-time arm strength, fastball has touched 97, slider flashes plus, control improved this spring USC  
46 Justin Grimm RHP Fastball sits 92-95, touched 97, curveball has chance to be plus, average command, closer potential UGA  
47 Mel Rojas Jr CF More power than thin frame might suggest, solid hit tool, excellent speed, 70 grade, can be impatient WVJC  
48 Chevez Clarke CF Good athlete with a lot of tools, above-average offensive upside, could be a plus defender in center HS  
49 Phil Wunderlich 3B Combines excellent contact ability w/ big-time power, not a great athlete, future coach, .355/.434/.697  UL  
50 Rob Segedin 3B Exception 2010 season after injury marred '09, patient, plus hitter w/ some power, defensive questions TU  
51 Jesse Biddle LHP Terrific upside & projection, fastball should add few ticks, potential plus change, could go in 1st round  HS  
52 Matt Lipka SS Plus-plus runner, excellent range & enough arm for short, above-average hitter, below-average power HS  
53 Derek Dietrich SS Strong hit tool, 2010 was big breakout season, questionable power, will need to move off of short GT  
54 Mike Foltynewicz RHP Average fastball but can run up to 95-96, good feel for changeup, curveball has chance to be average HS  
55 LeVon Washington CF Tampa's 09 first round pick, elite speed, strong hitting ability, arm injury remains question, big upside CJC  
56 Ryan LaMarre OF Strong all-around tools, injury cost part of 2010 season, chance to be above-average hitter & defender UM  
57 Chris Sale LHP Likely top 10 pick, plus fastball, good change, very productive, poor mechanics may lead to injury FGCU  
58 Cody Stanley C Solid athlete, smooth receiver, above-average arm, patient, productive hitter, .323/.438/.540, 42BB/23K UNCW
59 Zack Cox 3B Likely top 10 pick, college production doesn't match hype, front-side pull hitter, below-average power UA  
60 Scott Frazier RHP Strong kid with tons of upside, fastball 91-93, touches 95, feel for change, potential average curve HS  
61 Jimmy Nelson RHP Fastball 91-94, advanced slider which flashes plus, feel for change, smooth mechanics, high floor UA  
62 Robby Rowland RHP Hard thrower with projectable frame, solid control, smooth mechanics, big upside, potential breakout HS  
63 Reggie Golden OF One of the best power/speed combos in the draft, 65 power, 65 run, questionable hit tool, upside HS  
64 Drew Cisco RHP Average fastball, potential plus curveball, good feel for change, polished command, high floor HS arm HS  
65 Jared Lakind 1B Smooth, powerful swing, solid hitter with big-time power potential, probably stuck at first base on D HS  
66 Asher Wojciechowski RHP Excellent fastball, 92-95 mph, slider flashes plus, change needs work, gets ball into driveline late CIT  
67 Adam Plutko RHP Average fastball, changeup has plus potential, slider and curve could be average, solid control HS  
68 Angelo Gumbs SS Big risk/reward, legit plus power, plus arm, average runner, may be better in center, raw, huge upside HS  
69 Rob Rasmussen LHP Polished starter, plus control, average fastball, change, curveball and slider all at least average UCLA  
70 Vincent Velasquez RHP Fastball 90-92, touching higher, excellent changeup, potential above-average curve, decent upside HS  
71 DeAndre Smelter RHP Fastball has touched 95, sits lower, change should be at least average, mechanics need some work HS  
72 Kyle Parker OF Quarterback, still a little raw, plus arm and power potential, 19% BB in 2010, pitch recog needs work CU  
73 Dave Filak RHP Fastball has chance to be plus, touch 95, excellent curve, feel for change, solid mechanics, D-III star SUNYO
74 Tony Thompson 3B Strong hitter with plus power, patient approach, 40 speed but plus arm, injuries are a concern KU  
75 Michael Kvasnicka C Has played outfield, chance to stick at C, average hitter with a little power, BB spike in breakout 2010 UM  

 

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