Written by: Aman Reaka
Welcome to my yearly Pre-season 2010 college baseball top 100 (draft eligible) players. This list is not meant to be a prediction of draft position, although in some sense it wont be too far off. My list is more about who I think will have more success at the next level. This is not a science. It is purely my opinion after watching video, talking to scouts and scouting some of the players personally. This is the pre-season list which in all honesty shouldn’t really even be attempted. A chunk of these players wont even be in the story by years end and many others will need to be included. This list is purely a vehicle to make you aware of what the college landscape and the MLB draft might look like. I will do this all over again after the college season is over. Questions and comments can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and you can also find me on Twitter @bkmhoxx. Enjoy.
100. Addison Reed – San Diego State, RHP
3 pitch guy, low 90’s FB, above avg. FB/slider/CH, stud closer
99. Mark Canha – California, 1b/OF
Power, athletic, can steal bases, good hitter, short swing, enough power for 1b?
98. Jeremy Mayo – Texas Tech, Catcher
A sleeper pick of mine. Developing bat here.
97. Rance Roundy – UNLV, Outfield
Good body, potential breakout candidate.
96. Daniel Bowman – Coastal Carolina, Outfield
Excellent tools, good power, good speed, solid avg. arm, right field?
95. Danny Muno – Fresno St., SS/2b?
Excellent defender but may wind up being a 2b at the next level?
94. Blake Forsythe – Tennessee, Catcher
Good power, strong arm, solid defense, quick feet, Logan Forsythe’s brother, could be much higher with a strong season.
93. Blake Monar – Indiana, Left handed pitcher
Low 90’s fast ball, nice curve, 4 quality pitches, high energy guy
92. Stephen McQuail – Canisius, 3b
Explosive power, good arm, avg. speed, quick hands, may move to the outfield at the next level?
91. Drew Rucinski – Ohio St., Right handed pitcher
3 pitches, 89-93 FB, 79-83 CB, 84-86 CH, slender so can add more to the FB, good command
90. Chris Lewis – Western Michigan, Outfield
Tough to K, also a catcher, decent pop, athletic, good arm, lacks good speed
89. Cody Stanley – UNC-Wilmington, Catcher
Good bat, power, good pitch recognition, decent speed
88. Johnny Dishon – LSU, Outfield
5 tool talent, future power, a diamond in the rough
87. Jabari Blash – Miami Dade CC, Outfield
Very raw, plus power, future right field, a physical freak
86. Jake Thompson – Long Beach St., Right handed pitcher
Power arm, high energy guy, 92-95 FB, decent slider, new developing CH, not very deceptive yet
85. Daniel Tillman – Florida Southern, RHP
Unhittable at times, chance to be a very good closer, low 90’s sinker, hard slider
84. Kolbrin Vitek – Ball St., 2b/3b
Excellent bat speed, occasional power, good plate discipline, great hitter, good speed and arm, sleeper alert
83. Mickey Wiswall – Boston College, 3b/1b
Huge lefty power and that is all, decent defense
82. Matt Newman – Arizona St., Outfield
Good hitter, developing power, decent speed, breakout prospect
81. Miles Hamblin – Mississippi, Catcher
Lefty live bat, good power, advanced bat/glove package, good arm, will stay at catcher, keep an eye on this one.
80. Rob Segedin – Tulane, 3b
Power, good defense, good arm, stud potential
79. Robert Morey – Virginia, Right handed pitcher
Low 90’s FB, good slider, decent CH, #4/5 starter at the next level
78. Pierre LePage – UCONN, 2b
Short swing, no power, very scrappy, Eckstein comps
77. Blake Dean – LSU, Outfield/1b
A ballplayer that just gets it done, bat needs to improve a lot for 1b, not overly athletic
76. Mike McGee – Florida St., Outfield/RHP
Smaller player, puts up huge numbers, good bat, good power, good defense, sleeper prospect
75. Nick Crawford – UAB, 2b
Good bat, some speed, scrappy player
The rest of the Top 100 will be released throughout the rest of the week so come back tomorrow with number 74-50.