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Aman Reaka’s Top 100 Countdown: 100-75

Written by: Aman Reaka

DannyMunoFresnoState 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 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.

  • Jake

    I can really appreciate your efforts and I enjoy reading your lists, but if you’re going to make absolute incorrect statements, your credibility is being thrown out the window. That said, people that know me, know that I’m probably the biggest Bulldog fan in the country. I don’t disagree with you at all regarding Danny Muno being a Top 100 ball player. In fact, I think I’d put him up a little higher in the Top 100. BUT, you go on to state he’s an “excellent defender”. He’s a great hitter, probably the best leadoff hitter in the country. He’s a very tough out! But he is more than terrible in the field! Every Bulldog fan would agree. Check out these “excellent” stats:

    2008 – 28 Errors, .898 Fldg%
    2009 – 29 Errors, .913 Fldg%

    I’d hate to see someone you think is a “terrible” defender. Keep up the good work!

    • Aman Reaka

      I appreciate your reply Jake.
      Please take into account that scouts are not all that concerned about a players college statistics. I have heard multiple times that Muno can make the outstanding play. Some do think (including myself) that he will definitely end up at 2b at the next level. Maybe his move to 2b will solve his issues with errors. I wont argue that as a Bulldog fan that Muno is quite frustrating but dont assume that the scouts and front office guys at the next level, wont think they can considerably reduce Muno’s errors.

  • ricefan

    Really surprised that not only did you not mention Rice OF’er Chad Mozingo, but you don’t even have him as a sleeper. Doesn’t pack a ton of power, but has very good speed and is very toolsy. He had a nice freshman campaign (.301), then a huge summer for the Santa Barbara Foresters (.470/.590/.520), only to battle multiple injuries last year. Even so, he batted (.319/.532/.385/16DBL/8HR/50rbi’s) while missing 35-40 AB’s due to injuries. (plus, about 1/2 his a/b’s were from the 2 hole). Had to miss Cape Cod to have 2 surgeries (ankle and hand), but is fully healed and ready to go.

    • BKMHOXX (Aman Reaka)

      Mozingo is a super sleeper! Because of his injuries i think he is under the radar a little bit. If he is healthy and can pick up strong, I would expect to hear his name a lot more in the near future.

  • peppguy

    What about Matt Bywater? His first start of the season was against #4 fullerton in which he threw a 4 hit CG shutout…followed by a quality start against CSUN which was blown in releif…and lastly against #1 LSU only allowing 1 ER and 7 Ks… He’s throws 88-89 FB that dances, and a magical changeup that just dissappears. Was he that under the radar prior to the 2010 season starting??

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