Tag Archives: 2011 MLB Draft

Aman Reaka’s Top 99 College Prospects (No. 1-24)

Welcome to my yearly Pre-season college baseball top 99 (draft eligible) players. (Part 1: 99-75|Part 2: 74-50|Part 3: 25-49) 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 won’t 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 commented on below and you can also find me on Twitter @bkmhoxx. Continue reading Aman Reaka’s Top 99 College Prospects (No. 1-24)

Aman Reaka’s Top 99 College Prospects (No. 25-49)

Welcome to my yearly Pre-season college baseball top 99 (draft eligible) players. (PART 1|Part 2) 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 won’t 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 commented on below and you can also find me on Twitter @bkmhoxx. Continue reading Aman Reaka’s Top 99 College Prospects (No. 25-49)

Aman Reaka’s Top 99 College Prospects (No. 74-50)

By: Aman Reaka
Welcome to my yearly Pre-season college baseball top 99 (draft eligible) players. (PART 1) 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 won’t 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 commented on below and you can also find me on Twitter @bkmhoxx. Continue reading Aman Reaka’s Top 99 College Prospects (No. 74-50)

Aman Reaka’s Top 99 College Prospects (No. 75-99)

By: Aman Reaka
Welcome to my yearly Pre-season college baseball top 99 (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 won’t 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 commented on below and you can also find me on Twitter @bkmhoxx.
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Top 100 Countdown: 40. Carson Smith (Texas State)

CarsonSmithActionCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 40 with Texas State’s Carson Smith. He is a 6-5 215 pound right handed pitcher from Midland Texas where he attended Midland Christian High School. As a senior in 2008, he was named District MVP and 1st team All-State. He was also named TAPPS 5A 2nd Team All-District in 2007 as a junior.

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2011 Top MLB Draft Prospects by Fanhouse.com

Frankie Pilere of Fanhouse.com 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.

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2011 MLB Draft Prospects: Top High School Players by Fanhouse.com

PhilEvans Frankie Pilere, Fanhouse.com National MLB Analyst attended the 2010 AFLAC High School All-American Game last week which featured the best soon to be seniors in the country. He names Michael Kelly from as the most impressive pitching prospect in the game. He also states that Phil Evans was the most impressive hitter in the game and is the complete package.

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2011 MLB Draft: Seattle eyeing Rice’s Anthony Rendon

AnthonyRendonRice The Seattle Mariners fans are already looking forward to the 2011 MLB Draft as they are currently one game behind the Pittsburgh Pirates in the loss column and 5.5 games behind Baltimore for the worst record in the league. Larry Stone of the Seattle Times recently took a look at some of the best prospects for the 2011 MLB Draft and the consensus a couple of weeks ago was that Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon was the clear cut number 1 pick. (Full Player Profile on Rendon available here) Rendon went down injured on July 14th with multiple fractures in his right ankle which was his second straight year of having a major right ankle injury.

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2011 MLB Draft Top Prospects by Fanhouse.com (July 24th)

Rice_AnthonyRendon_Large We are at about the halfway point of the summer collegiate baseball season as Fanhouse.com writer Frankie Piliere has updated his follow list as he has had an opportunity to see a couple of more high profile players including Anthony Rendon from Rice. His current list is below while you can check out his previous list by clicking here.

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Jackie Bradley Jr. enjoying the Ride

JackieBradleyJr. Jackie Bradley Jr. had a breakthrough 2010 College World Series by carrying the Gamecocks to the College World Series title.  Mark Rafferty and myself attended the South Carolina batting practices where we were thoroughly impressed with Bradley’s swing and plate discipline. Once the games started, his talent would transfer over as he was a force with every at-bat being an intense challenge to get him out which led him to being named the 2010 CWS Most Outstanding Player. Bradley Jr. is spending the summer with the USA Collegiate National Team where the team is 4-0 with a victory over Coastal Plains League Fayetteville Swampdogs and defeating the Korean team three times. He is currently hitting .267 with four runs scored.

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