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2011 Top MLB Draft Prospects by

Frankie Pilere of continues to update his top prospects for the 2011 MLB Draft. He checks in today with his top 115 players that he believes has top four round talent. This is his list of player he has seen with his own eyes so there will be additions to the list in the coming months. He has put out two previous updates from July 3rd (FULL ARTICLE) and July 24th (FULL ARTICLE). You can check out the full list below. Frankie also includes comments on each player on his site which can be read by clicking here.


No. Player Position School

1. Anthony Rendon 3B Rice
2. George Springer OF Connecticut
3. Gerrit Cole RHP UCLA
4. Archie Bradley RHP Broken Arrow H.S. (Okla.)
5. Daniel Norris LHP Science Hill H.S. (Tenn.)
6. Matt Barnes RHP Connecticut
7. Jackie Bradley Jr. OF South Carolina
8. Sonny Gray RHP Vanderbilt
9. Phil Evans SS LaCosta Canyon H.S. (Calif.)
10. Michael Kelly RHP West Boca H.S. (Fla.)
11. Peter O’Brien C Bethune-Cookman
12. Robert Stephenson RHP Alhambra H.S. (Calif.)
13. Bubba Starling OF/RHP Gardner-Edgarton H.S. (Kan.)
14. Blake Swihart C Cleveland H.S. (N.M.)
15. Jed Bradley LHP Georgia Tech
16. Javier Baez SS Arlington Country Day H.S. (Fla.)
17. Nick Burdi RHP Downers Grove H.S. (Ill.)
18. Alex Dickerson OF Indiana
19. Josh Tobias OF Southeast Guilford H.S. (S.C.)
20. Dillon Maples RHP Pinecrest H.S. (N.C.)
21. Jason Esposito 3B Vanderbilt
22. Dylan Davis RHP Redmond H.S. (Wash.)
23. Tyler Anderson LHP Oregon
24. Tony Zych RHP Louisville
25. Travis Harrison OF Tustin H.S. (Calif.)
26. Francisco Lindor SS Montverde H.S. (Fla.)
27. Hudson Boyd RHP South Fort Myers H.S. (Fla.)
28. Grayson Garvin LHP Vanderbilt
29. Henry Owens LHP Edison H.S. (Calif.)
30. Mikie Mahtook OF LSU
31. Jose Fernandez RHP Alonso H.S. (Fla.)
32. Christian Montgomery RHP Lawrence Central H.S. (Ind.)
33. Brad Miller INF Clemson
34. Tyler Beede RHP Lawrence Academy (Mass.)
35. Rookie Davis RHP/1B Dixon H.S. (N.C.)
36. Austin Hedges C J Serra H.S. (Calif.)
37. Kyle Winkler RHP TCU
38. Brandon Woodruff RHP Wheeler H.S. (Miss.)
39. Zach Cone OF Georgia
40. Dante Bichette Jr. 3B Orangewood Christian H.S. (Fla.)
41. Deshorn Lake RHP Menchville H.S. (Va.)
42. Scott McGough RHP Oregon
43. Nicky Delmonico C Farragut H.S. (Tenn.)
44. Brett Mooneyham LHP Stanford
45. Mason Robbins OF George County H.S. (Miss.)
46. Jake Cave OF/LHP Kecoughtan H.S. (Va.)
47. Matt Jensen INF Cal Poly
48. Billy Flamion OF Central Catholic H.S. (Calif.)
49. Ricky Oropesa 1B Southern California
50. Levi Michael OF North Carolina
51. Larry Greene OF Berrien H.S. (Ga.)
52. Chris McFarland SS Lufkin H.S. (Tex.)
53. Daniel Mengden C Westside H.S. (TX)
54. John Magliozzi RHP Dexter H.S. (Mass.)
55. Tyler Marlette C Hagerty H.S. (Calif.)
56. Julius Gaines SS Luella H.S. (Ga.)
57. Jacob Anderson 1B Chino H.S. (Calif.)
58. Nick Martini OF Kansas State
59. Joe Ross RHP Bishop O’Dowd H.S. (Calif.)
60. Kolten Wong OF Hawaii
61. Christian Lopes SS Edison H.S. (Calif.)
62. Austin Wood RHP Southern California
63. Tyler Greene SS Roswell H.S. (Ga.)
64. Carson Smith RHP Texas State
65. Ricky Jacquez RHP Franklin H.S. (Tex.)
66. Andrew Gagnon RHP Long Beach State
67. Eric Snyder OF Edison H.S. (Calif.)
68. Phil Pfeifer LHP Farragut H.S. (Tenn.)
69. Jerrick Suiter RHP Valparaiso H.S. (Ind.)
70. Matt Skole OF Georgia Tech
71. Cecil Tanner RHP Georgia
72. Dwight Smith OF McIntosh H.S. (Ga.)
73. Ryan Wright OF Louisville
74. Hunter Cole 3B Moore H.S. (S.C.)
75. Austin Slater INF The Bolles School (Fla.)
76. Sean Gilmartin LHP Florida State
77. Adrian Houser RHP Locust Grove H.S. (Okla.)
78. Shawon Dunston Jr. OF Valley Christian H.S. (Calif.)
79. Taylor Dugas OF Alabama
80. Matt Dean INF The Colony H.S. (Tex.)
81. Pratt Maynard C North Carolina State
82. Brandon Sedell C American Heritage H.S. (Fla.)
83. Sean Trent OF Bishop Moore Catholic H.S. (Fla.)
84. Dusty Robinson OF Fresno State
85. Taylor Featherston 2B Texas Christian
86. Logan Verrett RHP Baylor
87. Daniel Bowman OF Coastal Carolina
88. Brandon Nimmo OF East H.S. (Wy.)
89. Bryan Brickhouse RHP The Woodlands H.S. (Tex.)
90. Shon Carson OF Lake City H.S. (S.C.)
91. Riccio Torrez INF Arizona State
92. Andrew Susac C Oregon State
93. Spenser Linney LHP Head-Royce H.S. (Calif.)
94. Cameron Gallagher C Manheim Township H.S. (Pa.)
95. Patrick Leonard SS St. Thomas H.S. (Tex.)
96. Colton Murray RHP Kansas
97. Noe Ramirez RHP Cal State Fullerton
98. Jett Bandy C Arizona
99. Greg Bird C Grandview H.S. (Col.)
100. Nick Ramirez 1B Cal State Fullerton
101. Kyle Simon RHP Arizona
102. Kyle Smith RHP Lake Worth H.S. (Fla.)
103. Nick Maronde LHP Florida
104. Bobby Crocker OF Cal Poly
105. Benton Moss RHP Rocky Mount H.S. (N.C.)
106. T.J. Costen SS First Colonial H.S. (Va.)
107. Martin Viramontes RHP Loyola Marymount
108. Hawtin Buchanan RHP Biloxi H.S. (Miss.)
109. Joey Ceja RHP Marquette H.S. (Ill.)
110. Kevin Comer RHP Seneca H.S. (N.J.)
111. Tyler Goeddel INF St. Francis H.S. (Calif.)
112. Dakota Smith OF Lansing H.S. (Kan.)
113. Adam Griffin RHP Forsyth Country Day H.S. (N.C.)
114. Garrett Boulware C TL Hanna H.S. (S.C.)
115. Joe Panik OF St. John’s

  • Fred Katz

    From my count, 31 of the top 115 played in the CCBL last summer. Seems like Gagnon, the starter for the East in the CCBL All-Star Game and Wong, the league’s MVP, are a little low. Wong has power, speed and is very heady. He actually had a straight steal of home over the summer WITH A RIGHTY on the mound. Incredible play. and keep in mind that was only two innings after he hit a bomb out to right. He may be undersized but he’s an MLB talent. Also, Austin Wood seems a little low at 62. He could be a top 15 guy next year. RHSP that can throw 94-97 MPH with three plus-pitches at this level can go VERY high. He’s a strikeout machine.nnI thought Oropesa (49), Martini (58) and Tanner (that he’s even on the list) were a bit high. Oropesa can hit homers, but he strikes out WAY too much and has a ton of holes in his swing. He’ll walk but when a guy is K-ing one in every four ABs at this level, it doesn’t bode well for him at the next one. He’s very strong but nothing more than a good AA player. Martini is also a patient hitter and a smart player, but he’s not better that average in CF in terms of his range and his offensive game does not translate great tot he wood bat. Even though I know I’m in the minority here, I’d be surprised if he was successful after A-ball. And Tanner just seems to have no control. Consistency isn’t even an issue for him. He’s not inconsistent. He’s ALWAYS out of the strike zone. I know he’s got the body and the size, but he doesn’t use it to his advantage. He short arms his 3/4 delivery, which, I’m predicting will lead to elbow/should issues in the near future. I wouldn’t touch him in the draft. If I’m going for a pitcher of his type, I’d much rather take a Michael Goodnight who has the stuff that’s good enough to shine for a night or two and if you get him with the right coaching, he might be able to even out.

    • Great breakdown Fred…You see more of the Cape then I do every night. I like the Goodnight comment too!

      • Fred Katz

        Thanks Brian. Did play-by-play at the Cape last summer and figured I’d shed some light on some stuff I saw. Goodnight also came one out away from a no-no out there. He’s got the stuff to be very good. He just doesn’t always put it all together.

  • Pierce

    Where are Taylor Jungmann and Matt Purke? Seem to be missing two obvious top 10 selections…

    • Both Purke and Jungmann didn’t pitch this summer and this list was based on what he has seen with his own eyes.

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