Bryce Harper leads Baseball America’s 2010 Draft Rankings

BryceHarper Baseball America recently put out their Top 25 College Baseball and High School Prospects for the 2010 MLB Draft. The college rankings are led by Bryce Harper who has received national attention for skipping his final two years of high school to play college baseball with Community College of Southern Nevada. The rest of the top five is Anthony Ranaudo from LSU, Deck McGuire from Ga Tech, Levon Washington from Chipola JC, and Chris Sale from Florida Gulf Coast. The rest of the top 25 is available below.

The top five prospects for high school baseball players are Jameson Taillon from The Woodlands (TX) HS, A.J. Cole from Oviedo (FL) HS, Karsten Whitson from Chipley (FL) HS, Manny Machado from Brito HS in Miami, and Stetson Allie from St. Edward HS in Lakewood Ohio. You can check out the full Top 25 below. Conor Glassey of Baseball America wrote an article to go along with this list which you can read by clicking here.

Top 25 College Baseball Prospects

  1. Bryce Harper, C, CC of Southern Nevada
  2. Anthony Ranaudo, RHP, Louisiana State
  3. Deck McGuire, RHP, Georgia Tech
  4. Levon Washington, OF, Chipola (Fla.) JC
  5. Chris Sale, LHP, Florida Gulf Coast
  6. Christian Colon, SS, Cal-State Fullerton
  7. James Paxton, LHP, Kentucky *
  8. Zack Cox, 3B, Arkansas **
  9. Alex Wimmers, RHP, Ohio State
  10. Rick Hague, SS, Rice
  11. Drew Pomeranz, LHP, Ole Miss
  12. Jedd Gyorko, 3B/2B, West Virginia
  13. Bryan Morgado, LHP, Tennessee
  14. Chad Bettis, RHP, Texas Tech
  15. Bryce Brentz, OF/RHP, Middle Tennessee
  16. Brandon Workman, RHP, Texas
  17. Sam Dyson, RHP, South Carolina
  18. Jesse Hahn, RHP, Virginia Tech
  19. Brett Eibner, RHP/OF, Arkansas
  20. Todd Cunningham, OF, Jacksonville State
  21. Kyle Blair, RHP, San Diego
  22. Jarrett Parker, OF, Virginia
  23. Justin Grimm, RHP, Georgia
  24. Gary Brown, OF, Cal-State Fullerton
  25. Rob Brantly, C, UC-Riverside **

* Senior

** Draft eligible Sophomore

Top 25 High School Prospects

  1. Jameson Taillon, RHP, The Woodlands (TX) HS
  2. A.J. Cole, RHP, Oviedo (FL) HS
  3. Karsten Whitson, RHP, Chipley (FL) HS
  4. Manny Machado, SS, Brito HS, Miami
  5. Stetson Allie, RHP/3B, St. Edward HS, Lakewood, Ohio
  6. Austin Wilson, OF, Harvard-Westlake HS, Los Angeles
  7. Kris Bryant, 3B, Bonanza HS, Las Vegas
  8. Nick Castellanos, 3B, Archbishop McCarthy HS, SW Ranches, FL
  9. Kevin Gausman, RHP, Grandview HS, Centennial, Colorado
  10. Josh Sale, OF, Bishop Blanchet HS, Seattle
  11. Chavez Clarke, OF, Marietta (GA) HS
  12. Yordy Cabrera, SS/RHP, Lakeland (FL) HS
  13. Garin Cecchini, SS, Barbe HS, Lake Charles, LA
  14. Dylan Covey, RHP, Maranatha HS, Pasadena, CA
  15. Stefan Sabol, C/OF, Aliso Niquel HS, Aliso Viejo, CA
  16. Brian Ragira, OF, Martin HS, Arlington, Texas
  17. Kaleb Cowart, 3B/RHP, Cook HS, Adel, GA
  18. Justin O’Connor, SS/RHP, Cowan HS, Muncie, IN
  19. Drew Cisco, RHP, Wando HS, Mount Pleasant, SC
  20. A.J. Vanegas, RHP, Redwood Christian HS, San Lorenzo, CA
  21. Cameron Bedrosian, RHP, East Coweta HS, Sharpsburg, GA
  22. Robbie Aviles, RHP, Suffern (NY) HS
  23. Aaron Sanchez, RHP, Barstow (CA) HS
  24. Michael Lorenzen, OF/RHP, Union HS, Fullerton, CA
  25. Drew Vettleson, OF/RHP/LHP, Central Kitsap HS, Silverdale WA

NOTE: Drew Vettleson throws with both arms and that is not a typo.

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  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Donald J. Boyles
  • Charles Tubre

    Highly recommend NSU RHP Chad Shepppard as one top draft pick for 2010. Outstanding pitcher.

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.org clay ragland

    Where is Justin Marrero on this list?? He was selected in the 08 draft by the White Sox in the 32nd round.He plays at sinclair cc in ohio n now catches.Harper is getting all this hype but This Marrero kid has what it take oh and did i mention he is a switch hitter. Yes a switch hitter catcher!!

    • Tully

      Dude a switch hitter at catcher isnt like a one of a kind thing…i mean Weiters of the Orioles is a switch hitter..& theres a reason hes not listed as high as harper..b/c Harper is showing signs of greatness..if thats as a Catcher or First baseman in the majors..well have to see..wont take too long for the Nats to bring him up 2 the majors

      • Fed

        I apologize for the negative post under that name.. the 2 ppl mentioned in the posts above were the same ppl that made that post as well. Speaking for myself, I believe Harper is a great player as well and through God, I inspire to soon play against or with the same affiliation as him in a few years.

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com/2009/09/23/bryce-harper-leads-baseball-americas-2010-draft-rankings/ clay ragland

    And how about Tom Mccowan?? This kid also plays at sinclair cc in ohio.He has a great swing and has the capability to play thirdbase at the major league level right now. Him and Marrero will be the 2 and 3 hitters in the lineup for the sinclair baseball team so follow these two guys and watch as they impress!!

  • JM

    Were is JJ Muse on this list?