Top 100 Draft Prospects for 2008

Kyle Long is a first round talent presents the Top 100 2008 Draft Prospects. While this will continue to change right up until the 2008 First-Year Player Draft in June, this list reflects the current status of the top eligible players. Now, find out more about the top players in the 2008 draft crop. We will also be fielding questions from our subscribers on the over 650 players considered for the Top 100.

Frankie Piliere, who has been hired as a pro scout for the Texas Rangers this coming season, is our resident draft expert on He will follow up his Top 100 Draft Prospects article with a Q&A session, fielding questions from the subscribers all around the network.

1. Brian Matusz - LHP, San Diego

Perhaps the third in line of consensus top talents in the draft following Andrew Miller (6th overall in 2006) and David Price (1st overall in 2007), Matusz may actually be the best of the bunch. The owner of a 92-94 MPH fastball and a projectable body, and consistent success in the college ranks, the San Diego ace has all the components of a number one overall pick.

2. Pedro Alvarez - 3B, Vanderbilt

There's little doubt that Alvarez is the true masher of the class, although this year more than others there is plenty of competition for that title. He should get plenty of consideration for the top overall pick should he continue his current rate of success, but he is not without flaws. Although his bat projects to play anywhere on the field, scouts worry that his chances of remaining at third base are slim.

3. Justin Smoak - 1B, U. South Carolina

Coming in just a shade behind Alvarez, Justin Smoak is certainly no slouch himself. The switch-hitting slugger is the owner of an illustrious college and summer ball resume, as he continues to put up fantastic power numbers. In a class with plenty of hitters to choose from, Smoak may have the best combination of average and power.

4. Tim Beckham - SS, Griffin HS

With still months to go before the draft, Beckham clearly has a stranglehold on the title of most exciting and toolsy high school prospect. And, unlike many other prep shortstops to come along, most scouts expect this Georgia native has the baseball aptitude and instincts to stick there long term.

5. Dennis Raben - RF, Miami

Roll back the clock to June '07 and Dennis Raben may be near the back end of this list. But, after a Cape Cod League campaign in which he established himself as having the best raw power in the league as well as a showing a highly patient approach, he's clearly one of the top few bats in the 2008 class.

6. Eric Hosmer - 1B, American Heritage HS

As far as high school hitters go, Eric Hosmer is arguably the best to come along in the past few years. The lefty-swinging slugger shows plus power to all fields, but has more than proven himself as more than just a home run swinger. His feel for hitting stacks up with any prep hitter in the class.

7. Aaron Crow - RHP, Missouri

After an electrifying clinic of pitching in the Cape Cod League, Crow has put himself squarely in the elite group of pitchers that figure to be picked in the top-half of the first round of the '08 draft. Armed with a mid-90's fastball that reaches 98 MPH, Crow's lightning arm will draw crowds of scouts come spring time.

8. Gerrit Cole - RHP, Orange Lutheran HS

This California prepster represents possibly the class of crop of high school arms in 2008. At 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, Cole has a strong, projectable body, but it is his current electrifying stuff that has scouts excited. At different events this past summer and fall, Cole has flashed a fastball that touches the upper-90's and a potentially plus slider.

9. Brett Hunter - RHP, Pepperdine

A true power arm, Hunter's consistent attack and collegiate success are sure to make him a top ten pick come June, barring any serious setbacks. His less than stellar delivery and rough arm action is a worry to come scouts but his strong frame and power stuff seems to be enough to quell those fears. A former closer, it will remain to be seen whether he remains a starter for the long haul.

10. Christian Friedrich - LHP, Eastern Kentucky

If Friedrich can harness his control this spring, he could end up as one of the most surprising top ten picks. A tall, projectable college lefty, Friedrich put on a show in the Cape Cod League last summer, flashing a plus-plus curveball and a 90-92 MPH fastball. He only runs into trouble when he tries to overthrow, which is still a problem for the somewhat raw southpaw (by collegiate standards).

11. Yonder Alonso - 1B, Miami

As far as all-around offensive output, Alonso proved himself as the cream of the crop in Cape Cod last summer, only further cementing himself as an elite first baseman in the '08 class. Alonso plays an adequate first base, but his power bat and ultra-patient approach makes him a near lock for the first round.

12. Alex Meyer - RHP, Greensburg HS

Meyer truly has everything you look for in a prep pitcher. He has the size (6-foot-7), the stuff, and the upside that could make him an elite major league pitcher. A lot can happen with high school pitchers, but Meyer and his low to mid-90's heater and plus curveball could battle for the title of top prep hurler come draft time.

13. Tim Melville - RHP, Wentzville Holt HS

Another of the elite group of high school arms, Melville just screams projection. At 6-foot-5, Melville still has a ways to go to fill out his tall frame but already is the owner of a 91-94 MPH fastball.

14. Harold Martinez - SS, Braddock HS

A scout's dream, Harold Martinez has shown some of the flashiest and most exciting tools in the 2008 draft class. Should he continue to play well this spring, the 6-foot-3 shortstop should be an early first round pick.

15. Sonny Gray - RHP, Smyrna HS

One of the best pure arms in the draft, where he is picked will depend on his command and his consistency this spring with his high school team.

16. Scott Green - RHP, Kentucky

Green turned down big bucks from the Red Sox this summer in the midst of a stellar Cape Cod League season. The Red Sox bonus offer may be dwarfed if the 6-foot-8 righty continues to attacks hitters with his heavy low-90's sinking fastball.

17. Allan Dykstra - 1B, Wake Forest

For those who questioned his power with a wooden bat after his disappointing 2006 campaign in Cape Cod, Dykstra has answered. Dykstra not only had a far better summer in 2007, but also proved himself as not just a slugger, but a strong all-around hitter.

18. Ryan Perry - RHP, Arizona

Perry was the talk of the Cape Cod League in 2007, as he seemed to come out of nowhere with his 94-96 MPH fastball and devastating slider. No, he in reality did not come out of nowhere, but was coming back from a motorcycle accident that cost him significant time in his sophomore season. Now, he is without a doubt the best relief pitching prospect in the class and could go in the top half of the first round if he can continue to show the electric stuff he showed over the summer.

19. Conor Gillaspie - 3B, Wichita State

Surprisingly, even though Gillaspie was without a doubt the best offensive performer in Cape Cod this past summer, he still has his doubters. He does some unorthodox things at the plate, but these doubts seem unfounded and his advanced approach to hitting should make him a safe bet to hit at the pro level.

20. Aaron Hicks - OF/RHP, Woodrow Wilson HS

Attention teams looking for an athlete: Hicks is probably the player you are looking for. This prep sensation may be a little rough around the edges, but make no mistake, all five tools are present. Don't sleep on him as a pitcher either; he possesses a live arm capable of producing 94 MPH heat.

21. Tyson Ross - RHP, California

A long, lean, athletic college arm, Ross may be the perfect fit for a lot of teams out there looking for the experience of a collegiate player and the upside of a prep player.

22. Buster Posey - C, Florida State

Possibly the top catcher in the class, Posey has a chance to go in the top-half of the first round based on his polished skills behind the plate and one of shortest and most compact swings in the country.

23. Luke Burnett - RHP, Louisiana Tech

This towering righty will have a strong chance of being the second reliever taken in the first round of the draft. At 6-foot-8 with a mid-90's fastball and a plus breaking ball, Burnett has scouts salivating after his stellar Cape Cod League campaign.

24. Jacob Thompson - RHP, Virginia

Few pitchers compiled as dominating a 2007 campaign as Thompson did, as he went 11-0 with a 1.50 ERA in 114 innings pitched. Besides good pure stuff and experience, he is also very projectable.

25. Gordon Beckham - SS, Georgia

A power hitting shortstop is always a hot commodity, so even though some of Beckham's summer statistics were skewed by a favorable hitter's park, he is still a legitimate power threat who has the ability to remain at shortstop long term.

26. Kyle Skipworth - C, Patriot High School

Possibly the top prep catcher in the class, Skipworth has both the cannon behind the dish and the power at the plate that define the typical top prep catcher each year.

27. Kyle Long - 1B/LHP, St. Anne's Belfield HS

If you didn't already know, all you'd need to do is look at this young man to see he's the son of an NFL great (Howie Long). He is a real sight to behold physically at 6-foot-7, 280 pounds. So, the question for teams this year is, would you like him as a giant lefty with a 96 MPH heater or a slugger with light tower raw power? It's not a bad choice to have to make.

28. Brett DeVall - LHP, Niceville HS

DeVall is the polished high school lefty of the class that seems to pop up in every draft class. But, he is not without good stuff, as he sits 90-91 MPH with his fastball and has outstanding command.

29. Ethan Martin - 3B, Stephens County HS

An athletic third baseman with a power arm from the hill, Martin will get looks as both a pitcher and as a position player. His approach, however, seems too advanced for him not to go as a hitter.

30. Reese Havens - SS, South Carolina

After an extremely disappointing Cape Cod season in 2006 and lackluster following spring at South Carolina, Havens bounced back in a big way in 2007 and re-established himself as an elite college infielder. One flaw that persisted however was his lack of skill to remain at shortstop. It appears to be a near certainly that a position switch is in order.

31. Brett Jacobson - RHP, Vanderbilt

There is some split in the scouting community as to just how good Jacobson is because of his rather inconsistent performance over the summer. However, he had too many performances in which he showed a heavy 91-93 MPH fastball and a solid secondary attack to not believe he can't one day be a number two caliber starter.

32. David Adams - SS/2B, Virginia

Despite an unorthodox approach, Adams just keeps on hitting. But, like Havens, Adams has his share of problems in the field, but appears to have found a future home at second base.

33. Isaac Galloway - OF, Los Osos HS

One of the toolsiest players in the class, teams will have to decide this spring just how good Galloway's present tools are and how high they want to select him.

34. Zach Putnam - RHP, Michigan

A two-way standout, Putnam has both a power arm and a power bat. But, at this point he is far more advanced on the mound where his 93-96 MPH heat and plus splitter make him extremely interesting. It is, however, very hard to ignore his plus raw power at the dish.

35. Jarred Cosart - OF/RHP, Clear Creek HS

A newcomer to these heights of the top prospect lists, Cosart has his recent high-90's radar gun readings from the mound to thank for that, as well as a 101 MPH radar gun reading from the outfield in a recent Perfect Game showcase.

36. Shooter Hunt - RHP, Tulane

Not only does he have an outstanding name for a pitcher, but Hunt also has potentially electrifying stuff. Armed with a fastball that sits at 93-95 MPH and a downer curveball, the only thing holding him back is control. He goes into ruts without warning where his control completely deserts him.

37. Brett Wallace - 3B, Arizona State

Once known more just for his prodigious power, Wallace has established himself in the college ranks as just one of the most outstanding all around hitters in the country. He is part of an incredibly deep class of first basemen.

38. Lance Lynn - RHP, Ole Miss

Lynn is a big-bodied power arm who has proven to be durable, and also appears to have frontline starter potential. There has been some questions about his conditioning and his makeup.

39. Daniel Webb - RHP, Heath HS

Webb is one of the top pure arms in the high school ranks, with a fastball that tops out at 96 MPH. He's very raw, but someone will have a gifted arm on their hands come draft day.

40. Jeremy Bleich - LHP, Stanford

Bleich relies heavily on command, but should not be shorted on his stuff either. The Stanford southpaw works consistently at 88-91 MPH with impeccable control. Don't be fooled by his lackluster college seasons; his experience against wood bats tells the real story.

41. Kyle Russell - OF, Texas

This Texas slugger seems to have the ability to consistently polarize the scouting world as much as any player in recent memory. No one doubts his prodigious raw power, but will he be able to make consistent contact against top flight opposition. That is something he has yet to prove.

42. Brandon Crawford - SS, UCLA

Although it seems Crawford still sits near the top of many draft boards, his lackluster Cape Cod campaign last summer has raised some serious doubts about his overall skillset. However, while not overwhelming, his steady tools across the board - coupled with a strong spring - could still make him a first round selection.

43. David Cooper - 1B, California

Cooper is yet another of the unprecedented deep pool of first base prospects. The sweet-swinging lefty continued to do what he's done best as collegian in Cape Cod last summer - and that is hit. In the notoriously pitching friendly league, Cooper continued to convince scouts that he's a safe bet to keep on hitting all the way to the show.

44. B.J. Hermsen - RHP, West Delaware HS

At 6-foot-6, and armed with a fastball that sits 90-93 MPH, Hermsen has most of his game figured about. But, his curveball or any other secondary pitch have been somewhat of an issue for the Iowa prepster.

45. Adrian Nieto - C, American Heritage HS

With a good spring, Nieto could still challenge for the title of top prep catcher in the class. His raw arm strength behind the dish is second to none but he has some work to do on harnessing it. At the plate, he also flashes raw power but his swing gets long at times.

46. Cody Satterwhite - RHP, Ole Miss

Some inconsistencies have followed Satterwhite but in relief for Ole Miss and Team USA, he's been outstanding overall. Stuff wise, he's as impressive as any college arm in the nation.

47. Jemile Weeks - 2B, Miami

The younger brother of Milwaukee Brewers, Rickie Weeks, Jemile has the good bloodlines that scouts like to talk about. He doesn't have the power Rickie does but his speed and defense make him a very exciting prospect.

48. Kyle Lobstein - LHP, Coconino HS

Lobstein is another of the handful of very polished high school lefties that will be available in the first few rounds this year. He won't shock you with stuff but his command and secondary pitches are quite impressive.

49. Mike Colla - RHP, Arizona

Colla is a strong-framed, durable right-hander who should a nice, safe pick for someone in the top three rounds. Nothing Colla does will "wow" you unless you take note of his consistency and polish.

50. Daniel Marrs - RHP, James River HS

Marrs battled the injury bug this summer, causing him to miss out on some key showcase events, but there's still little doubt of his standing as an elite arm in the high school class.

51. Josh Romanski - LHP/OF, San Diego

This two-way star often gets lost in the shadow of Brian Matusz. With his talent obvious both on the mound and at the plate, it will interesting to what he's picked as come June.

52. Jermaine Curtis - 3B, UCLA

Curtis is perhaps a classic example of what often happens among prospects when there is not one dazzling tool in a player's toolbox. He is not physically imposing, nor does he have light tower raw power, but what he does have is the ability to make consistent contact and spray lines drives to all parts of the field. There are also few players that match his attitude on or off the field.

53. Josh Fields - RHP, Georgia

He was expected to be a first round pick last year, but after a very disappointing junior season, the hard-throwing closer is returning for his senior year and hoping to rebound.

54. Rolando Gomez - INF, Flanagan HS

He may be small [generously listed at 5-foot-9] but his toolset can truly can be electrifying at times. He has the tools and instincts to play shortstop at the next level.

55. Petey Paramore - C, Arizona State

Known as Preston Paramore back in high school, he has steadily improved behind the plate and at it throughout his college career, now putting himself in position to go in the top three rounds of the draft.

56. Wesley Freeman - OF, All Saints Academy

An outstanding raw athlete, Freeman is easily one of the fastest players in the country and throws 90 MPH+ from the outfield.

57. Robbie Grossman - OF, Cy Fair HS

A sturdily built switch-hitting outfielder, Grossman does a lot of things to make himself stand out. He has the speed to play center field, hits well from both sides, and is also a highly instinctive player.

58. Jarret Martin - LHP, Centennial HS

If you see Jarret Martin pitch once, you may not be impressed with his 87-90 MPH fastball. But, when you watch him again and again you'll see the pitchability that makes him the elite prospect that he is.

59. D.J. Mitchell - RHP, Clemson

The radar readings might not blow you away, as Mitchell pumps his 88-92 MPH fastball, but the Clemson righty probably has the best movement on heaviness on the ball as any pitcher in the country.

60. Cole St.Clair - LHP, Rice

St.Clair battled injuries in 2007 and did not fair as well in the draft as everyone had expected entering the spring. But, he is expected back and 100% healthy in 2008, and a hard-throwing lefty closer is sure to once again be a hot commodity.

61. Eddie Burns - RHP, Georgia Tech

His 87-92 MPH heater may not seem overpowering but when you see Burns from behind home plate, it's apparent just how much his size and late hop makes his fastball look much harder than that. His pitchability, size and command has prompted scouts to compare him to Angels right-hander Jered Weaver.

62. Aaron Shafer - RHP, Wichita State

Scouts were left disappointed when Shafer's raw stuff did not show up in Cape Cod, but what they did learn about this tally righty is that he has the type of command that will make him valuable with or without plus stuff.

63. Josh Lindblom - RHP, Purdue

Lindblom has been erratic at times throughout his college career, as well as last summer in Cape Cod. One thing that has been a constant, however, is his mid-90's fastball which bumped 99 MPH in the Cape.

64. Nick Maronde - LHP, Lexington Catholic HS

Although there's some concern about his complex delivery, there is no doubt about his 90-92 MPH fastball and his ability to command the strike zone.

65. Ike Davis - OF, Arizona State

Davis has yet to totally live up to the expectations scouts had of him entering college, but he stills has a lot of believers in the scouting world that his raw power will turn into game power. Whoever selects him will select him based on upside, not on present production.

66. Wade Miley - LHP, Southeastern Louisiana

Miley really began to jump out at scouts last summer in Cape Cod and for good reason. He flashes plus pitchability despite fairly average stuff across the board. He sets up hitters well and does strikeout a lot of hitters despite not having a true plus pitch.

67. Tanner Scheppers - RHP, Fresno State

The results have not been all there just yet for Scheppers, but his 92-95 MPH fastball and potential plus breaking ball still give him a chance to go in the top three rounds this coming June.

68. Nate Freiman - 1B/OF, Duke

Perhaps one the true sleepers of the draft class, Freiman may be one of the best natural hitters that gets very little attention. He looks tall and awkward, and he looks unorthodox, but all he does is hit, hit, and hit some more. Freiman has also shown extreme comfort with the wooden bat.

69. Michael Palazzone - RHP, Lassiter HS

This high-upside righty has a pedigree of strong performances at showcase events, namely as an AFLAC All-American last summer.

70. Stephen Penney - RHP, UC Riverside

This 6-foot-7 reliever made his mark in Cape Cod last summer, flashing a 91-95 MPH heater and a sharp breaking ball. A big spring with UC Riverside could shoot him up the rankings even further.

71. James Darnell - 3B, South Carolina

Darnell proved with the wooden bat in Cape Cod that his 19-home run campaign as a sophomore was no fluke, as he smashed eight long balls for Hyannis.

72. Chris Dominguez - 3B, Louisville

The big question remains with Dominguez is if this will be the year where he finally refines his approach to make his awe inspiring raw power more usable in game situations. As far as batting practice shows go, he is second to none in the college ranks.

73. Zack Cox - RHP/3B, Pleasure Ridge Park HS

Cox has a stout build but also a power arm that produces a a fastball that sits at 90-92 MPH, reaching 94 MPH at times. Don't sleep on him as a hitter though, as he may profile better at third base considering his body type.

74. T.J. Steele - OF, Arizona

Steele has proven that he can hit both for average and power, and also has the speed to be a base stealing threat at the next level. He needs a defining season as a junior to go in the top two rounds though.

75. Xavier Avery - OF, Cedar Grove HS

Avery runs a 6.17 60-yard dash and is aw-inspiring in the outfield. Whoever picks him will be taking a gamble, as his baseball skills are still raw, but they will pick him in hopes he develops into a player like Carl Crawford.

76. Bryan Shaw - RHP, Long Beach State

Shaw should be one of the top relievers in this year's class, as he's had continued success in both summer ball and in his college regular season, and has plus stuff.

77. Mike Bianucci - OF, Auburn

One of the toolsiest college players in the country, scouts have never come away unimpressed with this Auburn standout's combination of speed and light tower raw power.

78. Casey Kelly - SS, Sarasota HS

Kelly is one of the few shortstops in the high school ranks that seems like a very sure bet to remain at the position for the long haul, as his smooth actions and instincts continue to impress.

79. Chris Carpenter - RHP, Kent State

A power armed right-hander, Carpenter made his impression a little too late last year coming off surgery to be a high draft pick. His mid-90's fastball should get him a top three round selection this year though, despite continued doubts about his pitchability and secondary pitches.

80. Robbie Ross - LHP, Lexington Christian Academy

A smallish southpaw, Ross doesn't do much to impress scouts with his physicality. But, once he takes the hill his 90-93 MPH fastball and plus slider makes him seem much more interesting.

81. Devin Shepherd - OF, Southern Nevada CC

Shepherd continues to show one of the best sets of tools in the country, and he is arguably the top junior college prospect in the nation. His college team also uses wooden bats, so if he continues to be productive at the plate, some team will likely select him in the top three rounds with confidence.

82. Roger Kieschnick - OF, Texas Tech

Kieschnick has been somewhat of an underachiever in his college career, but his toolset is still intriguing enough where scouts expect a breakout season this spring from him.

83. Scott Silverstein - LHP, St. John's HS

Silverstein will likely be a classic projection pick come draft time. A tall, lanky southpaw, Silverstein's present velocity sits around 87-91 MPH. Considering his pitchability is already in place, once he grows into his frame he could be a dominating force.

84. Brett Mooneyham - LHP, Buhach Colony HS

A tall, projectable lefty, Mooneyham could really move up this list in a hurry if he can duplicate his showcase performances this spring.

85. Andy Burns - INF, Rocky Mountain HS

A middle infielder with good raw power, Burns will be an interesting prospect for scouts to follow this spring. But, if he continues to hit as he did on his showcase tour last summer, he could go much higher than this ranking indicates.

86. Matt Ramsey - RHP, Farragut HS

Ramsey has a great deal of raw arm strength with a fastball that touched 94 MPH over the summer. He will be a project for whoever picks him, but a very worthy one.

87. Ryan Flaherty - INF, Vanderbilt

Flaherty has been a model of consistency in his college career, both defensively and at the plate. Does he have a true standout tool? No, but put the package together and you have quite a ballplayer.

88. Cole Figueroa - SS, Florida

Figueroa just continues to hit, with wood and with aluminum. Scouts believe his bat will make a seamless adjustment to pro ball, but only doubt whether he can stick at shortstop considering his lack of quickness and speed.

89. Destin Hood - SS, St. Paul's HS

Hood is one of the best all-around athletes in this class, as well as one of the fastest. He brings a broad toolset to the table including plus raw power and plus speed. His athleticism presents various different positional opportunities right now, but as of now he'll likely remain at shortstop. He's a very raw product but likely worth the gamble.

90. Austin Dicharry - RHP, Klein Collins HS

Keep a close eye on Dicharry, as whispers are beginning to swirl that he could rocket up this list with a good performance this spring. One AL source even has said Dicharry could be the sleeper of the draft and scouts have compared him to Red Sox' Clay Buchholz. If his spring goes well, he will leap to the top third of this list.

91. Josh Harrison - 2B, Cincinnati

A little player who plays the game big, Harrison was a scout favorite in the Cape Cod League. Will he be an impact player? Maybe not. But, what he brings to the table in terms of his phenomenal defense at second base, speed and contact hitting ability could allow him to rocket up the minor league ladder to become a big league sparkplug in the mold of a player like Eric Young.

92. Jason Castro - 1B/C, Stanford

Another player who solidified himself as an elite prospect in the Cape Cod League, Castro hit .341 in the summer. In such a pitching friendly league, that is quite an accomplishment.

93. Jordy Mercer - INF/RHP, Oklahoma State

A two-way college star, Mercer had somewhat of a rollercoaster 2007 season. Knee surgery cost him part of his college season, then he went on to struggle at the plate for Team USA in the summer. However, most scouts still believe in his bat and are intrigued by his potential on the mound as well.

94. Logan Forsythe - OF, Arkansas

Now with Team USA experience under his belt and a strong sophomore campaign, Forsythe has set himself up to be one of the more well-rounded position prospects in the country. He does not have standout tool but is a smart player who has shown consistency at the plate and the ability to steal a base when needed.

95. Mark Sobolewski - 3B, Miami

A draft eligible sophomore, Sobolewski may have too much bargaining power to be picked early but there's no doubting his elite skills. The Miami infielder had a rough campaign, statistically speaking, in Cape Cod last summer. But if you watched him day in and day out, and saw his batting practice sessions and his smooth actions in the field, it's easy to see he is still a valuable commodity.

96. Tim Murphy - LHP, UCLA

Hard-throwing lefties are, and always will be, desirable, which makes Murphy a real hot commodity entering this spring. Armed with a 92-94 MPH fastball and a plus slider, Murphy can be as dominant as anyone in the country if he can keep his control in order.

97. Ryne White - 1B/OF, Purdue

While he may not be a glamorous player that the whole baseball world has heard of just yet, White has put himself squarely on the radar screen of the scouting world. Proving himself to be one of the best pure hitters in the country after a summer in Cape Cod, he is a valuable and safe commodity to hit at the professional level.

98. Preston Clark - C, Texas

Likely to be discussed among the elite group of catchers in this class, Clark still has a ways to go to prove he can hit consistently at the next level. His catch-and-throw skills are certainly there, but this Longhorn will have to be more consistent at the plate this spring to remain on this list.

99. Chris Amezquita - RHP/SS, Servite HS

An intriguing two-way prepster, Amezquita has shown potential both on the mound and as a shortstop. Right now, it appears that his bat is the tool that's furthest along, as his approach is as advanced as anyone in the high school class. The only real question is if he can remain at shortstop or have to move to third base. His arm strength also makes a career on the mound a possibility but a long-shot considering his promise with the bat.

100. Kyle Weiland - RHP, Notre Dame

This hard-throwing righty was another polarizing figure during his Cape Cod campaign. Many scouts fell in love with his heavy low-90's fastball but others worried about his sometimes highly erratic control and delivery consistency. This spring at Notre Dame will be a huge one for Weiland. Recommended Stories

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