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2013 MLB Draft Preview

Draft : : Story
Patrick Ebert        
Published: Monday, April 22, 2013

Once again Perfect Game plans extensive coverage of Major League Baseball’s 2013 first-year player draft, complete with player rankings, comprehensive scouting reports and profiles, and regular updates and features on the elite prospects.

We’ll also provide daily blogs of draft comings and goings, and enhance our coverage with mock drafts, draft chats and videos of top prospects.

Our preview coverage kicked off last week with our update of the
top 100 draft-eligible prospects, a collaborative staff mock draft and a draft-related chat.  This coverage will continue through the draft itself, which is scheduled from June 6-8, taking a page from the NFL by following the Thursday through Saturday format.

In addition to the updated top 100 prospect lists, of which we will continue to expand as we get closer to the draft, we went 500 prospects deep in 
January and 300 last September.  Preliminary top prospect lists are also available for the 2014 and 2015 draft classes as well as breaking down the top 100 prospects from the college seniorjuniorsophomore and freshmen classes, as well as the top 200 prospects from the junior college ranks prior to the season.

Also in January we started to provide detailed scouting reports on some of the top prospects, showcasing one player per day, Monday through Friday as part of our Draft Focus series. When draft day arrives, more than 100 prospects will be broken down extensively as part of this series, and a full list of these players can be seen in the box found to the right.

In addition, Allan Simpson's unrivaled state-by-state lists for the 2013 draft class will be updated as the individual state preview features are released over the next several weeks (links to both the state previews and state lists will be added below when added to the site).  You can also find signing bonus information on hundreds of the top picks in the last several drafts off of Perfect Game's main Draft page.

Long-time PG draft experts Allan Simpson and David Rawnsley will be joined by Frankie Piliere, Todd Gold and Patrick Ebert in providing this unrivaled draft content.

All of these features will be available at varying levels of our subscription service, PG Crosschecker. To subscribe to PG Crosschecker’s more exclusive draft content, please click here.

On draft day itself Perfect Game will be providing it's PG Draft LIVE! draft pick feature in which users can view picks by round and by team while also giving users the opportunity to search by a player's name.  Perfect Game will continue its coverage through the draft itself while profiling the players as they sign leading up to the July 12 signing deadline.

Be sure to check back frequently to the 2013 Draft Blog for the latest updates and follow Perfect GameDavid Rawnsley, Frankie PilierePatrick EbertTodd Gold and on Twitter.

We also encourage you to check out the MLB Draft coverage provided by Nick Faleris and our partners at Baseball Prospectus.

2013 MLB Draft order (FREE):

• Final Draft Order
• Off-season Updated Draft Order (includes explanation of rule changes to draft under new CBA)

Draft Chats (FREE):

• May 29
May 22
May 1
• April 18
• February 28
December 18, 2012
November 12, 2012

Mock Drafts (INSIDER):

Friday, May 24
Thursday, April 18

Top Prospect list updates:

• Top 250 Prospects with full reports (starting May 30): 1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150 | 151-200 | 201-250
• Top 500 overall (May update):  1-100 | 101-200 | 201-300 | 301-400 | 401-500
• 2013 State-by-State lists - Premium (Alabama for free) | Mar. 2013 update
 • Top 100 overall (April update)
• Top 500 overall (Jan. update):  1-100 | 101-200 | 201-300 | 301-400 | 401-500
• Top 300 overall (Sept. update):  1-100 | 101-200 | 201-300
Top 50 College Prospects (April update)
Top 100 Junior College Prospects with full reports on the top 10 (May update)
• Top 200 Junior College Prospects (Jan. update)

State-by-State Overviews | State-by-State Lists:

Lead-ins to State Overviews FREE, Reports INSIDER | State-by-State Lists PREMIUM (Alabama FREE)

• Alabama  |  List
• Alaska | List
• Arizona  |  List
• Arkansas  |  List
• California  |  List
• Canada  |  List
• Colorado  |  List
• Connecticut  |  List
• Delaware  |  List
• District of Columbia  |  List
• Florida  |  List
• Georgia  |  List
• Hawaii  |  List
• Idaho  |  List
• Illinois  |  List
• Indiana  |  List
• Iowa  |  List
Kansas |  List
• Kentucky  |  List
• Louisiana  |  List
• Maine  |  List
• Maryland  |  List
• Massachusetts  |  List
• Michigan  |  List
• Minnesota  |  List
• Mississippi  |  List
• Missouri  |  List
• Montana  |  List
• Nebraska  |  List
• Nevada  |  List
• New Hampshire  |  List
• New Jersey  |  List
• New Mexico  |  List
• New York  |  List
• North Carolina  |  List
• North Dakota  |  List
• Ohio  |  List
• Oklahoma  |  List
• Oregon  |  List
• Pennsylvania  |  List
• Puerto Rico  |  List
• Rhode Island  |  List
• South Carolina  |  List
• South Dakota  |  List
• Tennessee  |  List
• Texas  |  List
• Utah  |  List
• Vermont
• Virginia  |  List
• Washington  |  List
• West Virginia  |  List
• Wisconsin  |  List
• Wyoming
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