Lincoln's 2011 Draft Board

June 6, 2011
@LHamiltonPP's 2011 Draft Board
No   Player Pos Notes Team Age
1   Anthony Rendon 3B Nearly a 5 tool third baseman, pure hitter, average runner, amazing patience, injuries shouldn't be chronic RICE 21.0
2   Gerrit Cole RHP Unsigned first round pick out of HS, mid-90's FB, ridiculous changeup, mechanics have greatly improved UCLA 20.7
3   Bubba Starling CF Crazy upside, still raw but has undeniable feel for game, elite athlete, lacks experience, will cost $$$$ HS 18.8
4   Dylan Bundy RHP Polished high schooler with power stuff, plus velocity and command, solid curve, cutter could be out pitch HS 18.6
5   Trevor Bauer RHP Powerful despite stature, FB has velocity & life, fantastic curveball, amazing production, love the motion UCLA 20.4
6   Taylor Guerrieri RHP Arm action is the way you draw it up, mid-90's FB and power curve rivals anyone in this class, huge upside  HS 18.5
7   Francisco Lindor  SS Switch-hitter, premium athlete will stick at SS and be asset, above-average tools across the board HS 17.6
8   Danny Hultzen LHP Productive, FB works 91-93 MPH, solid slider, change is best pitch, motion deceptive but has red flags UVA 21.5
9   Archie Bradley RHP Big, strong kid, FB 91-94 MPH with tons of projection, curveball should be at least plus, smooth motion HS 18.8
10   Josh Bell OF Should be difficult sign, wants big $ but worth it, pure hitter, natural strength, solid defender, UT commit HS 18.8
11   Blake Swihart C Switch-hitter with good swing from both sides, above-average power potential, if stays at C could be star HS 19.2
12   Austin Hedges C Best defensive C in class, plus arm, underrated hit tool, we're higher on him than most, high floor   HS 18.8
13   Matt Barnes RHP Good arm strength, FB sits 92-95 w/ sink, off-speed stuff has improved this spring, should be GB pitcher UCONN 21.0
14   Jed Bradley LHP Excellent velocity for lefty, low-to-mid 90's FB, changeup is weapon, iffy breaking ball, good command  GT 21.0
15   Alex Meyer RHP Flamethrower with huge upside, FB 93-96 MPH touching higher, plus slider, poor command, risk/reward  UK 21.4
16   Mikie Mahtook CF Took big step forward, good athlete, solid power potential, borderline in CF, should hit enough to for COF LSU 21.5
17   George Springer CF Best tools among college hitters, swing needs work but improved contact greatly, risky but All-Star upside UCONN 21.7
18   Dillon Howard RHP Strong kid with excellent pitcher's frame, 90-94 MPH FB, breaking ball has potential, big projection/upside HS 18.9
19   Joe Ross RHP Quality three pitch mix, FB, change and breaker could all be above-average, smooth motion, room to grow  HS 18.0
20   Kolten Wong 2B High floor college performer, not much power but knows strikezone, plus hit tool, should be solid on D UH 20.7
21   Taylor Jungmann RHP Have him lower than most, stuff good enough to be No. 2 guy, mechanics leave lot to desire, injury history UT 21.5
22   Sonny Gray RHP Above-average FB, plus-plus slider, big arm strength, motion has some red flags, may be future closer VANDY 21.6
23   Brandon Nimmo CF Solid athlete with smooth swing, lacks experience but has a lot of natural talent, how will PWR develop?  HS 18.2
24   C.J. Cron 1B One of best college bats, should hit and hit for power, limited defensively, played C in past, best at 1B UU 21.4
25   Anthony Meo RHP FB and SL could each turn into plus pitches, strong performer, command needs to improve, good upside CC 21.3
26   Levi Michael SS Strong performer for 3 yrs at top program, chance to be big-league average at SS, draws walks, will hit UNC 20.3
27   Corey Spangenberg 3B JUCO star, hit and speed tools are each plus if not better, not a natural defender could end up in OF IRSC 20.2
28   Josh Osich LHP Potential top pick before TJ surgery, mid-90's FB, good change, SL shown promise, finished season well OSU 22.8
29   Brian Goodwin CF Left UNC for JUCO for academic reasons, every tool at least above-average, plus-plus runner, good glove  MDJC 20.6
30   Daniel Norris LHP Good stuff all around, arm strength, two good breaking balls, complex motion at heart of command issue HS 18.1
31   Jackie Bradley Jr CF Talented all-around player, wrist injury doomed 2011 season, solid athlete, good reads in CF, patient USC 21.1
32   Henry Owens LHP Very tall, very thin, solid velocity for lefty, exciting slow-curve, polished, good command, clean motion HS 18.9
33   Nick Delmonico C Struggled some as senior, big power potential, solid hit tool, may not stick at C, turned into bit of sleeper HS 18.9
34   Tyler Andreson LHP Polished college lefty, deep repertoire of pitches, will cut/sink FB, above-average changeup, command UO 21.4
35   Tyler Beede RHP Low arm slot works well for him, FB 89-92 MPH with life, solid change, nasty slider, polished, good control HS 18.2
36   Robert Stephenson RHP Lanky, broad shouldered kid, big velocity, FB sits 92-94, touches higher, off-speed needs work, projection HS 18.3
37   Andrew Susac C College sophomore, broke hamate, still showed power potential, strong defender, should stay C, hit tool? OSU 21.2
38   Javier Baez SS Risk/reward pick, plus power, likely to shift to 3B, could turn into impact player if shortens swing up  HS 18.5
39   Travis Harrison 3B Quick wrists, upper body strength, advanced hitting ability and raw power, good upside if sticks at 3B HS 18.6
40   Michael Kelly RHP Makings of good fastball/curve combo, feel for change, solid velo, very projectable body, live/loose arm HS 18.7
41   Jose Fernandez RHP Elite arm strength, chance for two plus pitches, length in arm action causes timing issue, elite upside  HS 18.8
42   Charlie Tilson CF Fast but not game-changing speed, quick wrists, smooth swing, not a power threat, potential leadoff guy HS 18.5
43   Jason Esposito 3B Terrific sophomore year, poor junior one, good athlete, plus defender, raw power, lacks elite bat speed VANDY 20.9
44   Kevin Comer RHP Projectable frame, excellent athlete, FB 90-94, might be more in the tank, flashes couple good breakers HS 18.8
45   Chris Reed LHP College closer, has stuff and mechanics to start, FB, SL and CH all project above-average, so-so control  STAN 21.0
46   Derek Fisher OF Huge raw power, strong wrists, average runner, below-average arm, likely LF, cold weather kid, still raw HS 17.8
47   Ricky Jacquez RHP Will go lower than should in draft, very small stature, potential plus FB and curve, motion works very well HS 18.1
48   Tyler Goeddel 3B Smooth swing, quick hips, strong hands, good athlete, above-average arm, may end up in outfield HS 18.6
49   Ryan Carpenter LHP FB will flash mid-90's, SL 78-82 MPH with tilt, love the arm action, few tweaks could bring out big stuff GU 20.6
50   Jace Peterson SS Excellent athlete, has range for SS, patient hitter, performed very well, potential big league leadoff hitter MSU 21.1
51   Joe Panik SS Selective hitter, keeps bat in hitting zone long time, good athlete, may be better at 2B, limited power SJU 20.6
52   Dan Vogelbach 1B Unlimited power, solid hit tool, bat-only prospect, limited athlete, bad body, stuck on 1B defensively HS 18.5
53   Logan Verrett RHP Starter's stuff, 91-94 MPH FB, change has good late fade, slider should be average, good track record BU 21.0
54   Matt Purke LHP Potential top 5 pick before injury-plagued and ineffective season, present stuff down, still has big upside TCU 20.9
55   Cody Kukuk LHP Exciting velocity for a prep lefty, FB 90-94 MPH with life, curve has chance to be good, smooth motion HS 18.2
56   Hudson Boyd RHP Durable build, solid motion, FB 91-93 MPH, above-average curve, if change develops he's a possible No. 2 HS 18.6
57   Andrew Chafin LHP Tommy John survivor, good stuff, very good 2011, solid FB 91-93 MPH with sink, average SL, out-pitch curve KSU 21.0
58   Christian Lopes SS Big league bloodlines, solid athlete, quick hands, strong upper body, probably a 2B in the long-run HS 18.7
59   Phillip Evans SS Highly skilled prepster, solid but unspectacular tools across the board, probably a 2B in the long-run HS 18.7
60   Dan Paolini 2B Elite college power hitter at small school, big league bat speed, above-average arm, very underrated  SC 21.7
61   Bryan Brickhouse RHP Projectable frame, good arm strength, FB 90-93 MPH, potential plus SL, uses lower half very well, upside HS 19.0
62   Dwight Smith CF Interesting mix of tools, leg injury hurt speed, iffy for CF long-term, good athlete, some raw power in there HS 18.6
63   Nick Maronde LHP Pops FB 93-95 MPH, curve has good tilt and is very tough on lefties, reliever but outside chance to start UF 21.8
64   Ryan Wright 2B Gamer, top-level college production, surprising pop, patient, versatile defender, probably best fit at 2B UL 21.5
65   Kevin Moriarty RHP Tall and lanky with broad shoulders, room to grow, loose arm, solid motion, strong commit to Gonzaga HS 18.3
66   Grayson Garvin LHP Big kid, seen velocity bump late this spring, FB now 91-94 MPH, solid change, ok curve, polished, command VANDY 21.6
67   Jake Hager SS Average speed, soft hands, likely shift to 3B, lightning quick hands, elite bat speed, hit tool could be plus HS 18.3
68   Billy Flamion OF Good pitch recognition, strong, burly build, impressive power, especially pull-side, won't offer much on D HS 18.4
69   Blake Snell LHP Long limbed, loose arm, projectable frame, FB 88-91 MPH, solid curveball and change up, should add velo  HS 18.5
70   Matt Price RHP Has put up big numbers, outstanding FB/SL combo each with chance to be plus, reliever, high floor USC 21.7
71   Sean Gilmartin LHP Very polished, plus command, smooth/low effort motion, FB 88-91 will cut/sink, best pitch is change up FSU 21.1
72   Larry Greene OF Stout, powerful build, excellent power potential, better wheels than you'd think, chance he moves to 1B HS 18.3
73   Johnny Eierman SS Raw but has power potential, good bat speed, Julio Franco-esque stance,  probably moves to 3B or OF HS 18.8
74   Erik Johnson RHP Fastball only average but curveball could be out-pitch, change up above-average, mid-rotation upside UCB 21.4
75   Brandon Martin SS One of better defender in HS class, above-average range and arm, should hit for average, not much power HS 17.8
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