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Draft : : State Preview
State Snapshots: South Central
Patrick Ebert        
Published: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

2014 Perfect Game draft preview content

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Arkansas

Arkansas State-by-State List

STRENGTH:
U. of Arkansas draft eligible players
WEAKNESS: High school talent
OVERALL RATING (1-to-5 scale): 2

BEST COLLEGE TEAM:
Arkansas
BEST JUNIOR-COLLEGE TEAM: Arkansas Baptist
BEST HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: Fayetteville

PROSPECT ON THE RISE: Chris Oliver, rhp, University of Arkansas
WILD CARD: Blake Wiggins, 3b, Pulaski Academy, Little Rock

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Arkansas Connection:
Mark Reyes, lhp, Crowder (Mo.) JC (attended high school in Hot Springs Village)
Top 2015 Prospect: Colin Poche, lhp, University of Arkansas
Top 2016 Prospect: Dominic Taccolini, rhp, University of Arkansas

HIGHEST DRAFT PICKS

Draft History:
Jeff King, 3b, University of Arkansas (1986, Pirates/1st round, 1st pick)
2009 Draft: Dallas Keuchel, lhp, University of Arkansas (Astros/7th round)
2010 Draft: Hayden Simpson, rhp, Southern Arkansas (Cubs/1st round, 16th pick)
2011 Draft: Dillon Howard, rhp, Searcy HS (Indians/2nd round)
2012 Draft: Matt Reynolds, 2b, University of Arkansas (Mets/2nd round)
2013 Draft: Ryne Stanek, rhp, University of Arkansas (Rays/1st round, 29th pick)

2013 DRAFT OVERVIEW

College Players Drafted/Signed:
20/19
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 0/0
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 0/0

PROSPECTS IN THE TOP 500:

Chris Oliver, rhp, University of Arkansas (50)
Brian Anderson, 2b/of, University of Arkansas (77)
Jalen Beeks, lhp, University of Arkansas (364)
Blake Wiggins, 3b, Pulaski Academy HS, Little Rock (489)



Louisiana

Louisiana State-by-State List

STRENGTH:
College pitchers, high school bats
WEAKNESS: Depth of college, high school talent
OVERALL RATING (1-to-5 scale): 3

BEST COLLEGE TEAM:
Louisiana-Lafayette
BEST JUNIOR-COLLEGE TEAM: Delgado
BEST HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: Barbe HS, Lake Charles

PROSPECT ON THE RISE:
Aaron Nola, rhp, Louisiana State University
WILD CARD: Greg Deichmann, ss, Brother Martin HS, Metairie

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Louisiana Connection:
Jared West, lhp, University of Houston (attended high school in Shreveport)
Top 2015 Prospect: Alex Bregman, ss, Louisiana State University
Top 2016 Prospect: Mason Templet, 3b, St. Thomas More HS, Lafayette

HIGHEST DRAFT PICKS

Draft History:
Danny Goodwin, c, Southern U. (1975, Angels/1st round, 1st pick); Ben McDonald, rhp, Louisiana State (1989, Orioles/1st round, 1st pick)
2009 Draft: Jared Mitchell, of, Louisiana State University (White Sox/1st round, 23rd round)
2010 Draft: Anthony Ranaudo, rhp, Louisiana State University (Red Sox/1st round, 39th pick)
2011 Draft: Mikie Mahtook, of, Louisiana State University (Rays/1st round, 31st pick)
2012 Draft: Kevin Gausman, rhp, Louisiana State University (Orioles/1st round, 4th pick)
2013 Draft: Ryan Eades, rhp, Louisiana State University (Twins/2nd round)

2013 DRAFT OVERVIEW

College Players Drafted/Signed:
20/19
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 2/0
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 6/3

PROSPECTS IN THE TOP 500:

Aaron Nola, rhp, Louisiana State University (5)
Chase Vallot, c, St. Thomas More HS, Youngsville (51)
Randy LeBlanc, rhp, Tulane University (228)
Austin Robichaux, rhp, University of Louisiana-Lafayette (265)
Greg Deichmann, ss, Brother Martin HS, Metairie (266)
Seth Harrison, of, University of Louisiana-Lafayette (276)
Carson Baranik, rhp, University of Louisiana-Lafayette (308)
Austin Bain, rhp, Dutchtown HS, Geismer (323)
Mark Laird, of, Louisiana State University (432)
Handsome Monica, c, St. Paul's HS, Mandeville (461)
Michael Clemens, rhp, McNeese State University (464)
Andro Cutura, rhp, Southeastern Louisiana University (474)
Caleb Adams, of, University of Louisiana-Lafayette (492)



Oklahoma

Oklahoma State-by-State List

STRENGTH:
High school power bats
WEAKNESS: Impact college talent
OVERALL RATING (1-to-5 scale): 2

BEST COLLEGE TEAM:
Oklahoma State
BEST JUNIOR-COLLEGE TEAM: Connors State
BEST HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: Stillwater

PROSPECT ON THE RISE: Jake Jewell, rhp, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
WILD CARD: Bryce Carter, c, Cascia Hall Prep, Tulsa

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Oklahoma Connection:
Brian Anderson, 2b/of, University of Arkansas (attended high school in Edmond)
Top 2015 Prospect: Donnie Walton, ss, Oklahoma State University
Top 2016 Prospect: Garrett Williams, lhp, Oklahoma State University

HIGHEST DRAFT PICKS

Draft History:
Mike Moore, rhp, Oral Roberts University (1981, Mariners/1st round, 1st pick)
2009 Draft: Chad James, lhp, Yukon HS (Marlins/1st round, 17th pick)
2010 Draft: Andrelton Simmons, ss-rhp, Western Oklahoma JC (Braves/2nd round, 70th pick)
2011 Draft: Dylan Bundy, rhp, Owasso HS (Orioles/1st round, 4th pick)
2012 Draft: Andrew Heaney, lhp, Oklahoma State University (Marlins/1st round, 9th pick)
2013 Draft: Jonathan Gray, rhp, University of Oklahoma (Rockies/1st round, 3rd pick)

2013 DRAFT OVERVIEW

College Players Drafted/Signed:
16/16
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 11/9
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 5/3

PROSPECTS IN THE TOP 500:

Bryce Carter, c, Cascia Hall Prep, Tulsa (122)
Jake Jewell, rhp, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC (159)
Jon Littell, of/3b, Stillwater HS (163)
Jose Trevino, 3b/c, Oral Roberts University (174)
Nick White, rhp, Berryhill HS, Tulsa (176)
Adam Choplick, lhp, University of Oklahoma (252)
Gavin Lavalley, 1b, Carl Albert HS, Midwest City (263)
Zach Fish, of, Oklahoma State University (295)
Julian Merryweather, rhp, Oklahoma Baptist University (378)
Caleb Eldridge, 1b, Deer Creek HS, Edmond (403)
Braden Webb, rhp, Owasso HS (405)



Texas

Texas State-by-State List

STRENGTH:
Pitching at all levels
WEAKNESS: Position players
OVERALL RATING (1-to-5 scale): 3

BEST COLLEGE TEAM:
Houston
BEST JUNIOR-COLLEGE TEAM: Grayson
BEST HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: Langham Creek HS, Houston

PROSPECT ON THE RISE: Trey Supak, rhp, LaGrange HS
WILD CARD: Zech Lemond, rhp, Rice University

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Texas Connection:
Jordan Foley, rhp, Central Michigan University (attended high school in The Colony)
Top 2015 Prospect: Riley Ferrell, rhp, Texas Christian University
Top 2016 Prospect: Garrett Wolforth, c, Concordia Lutheran HS, Round Rock

HIGHEST DRAFT PICKS

Draft History:
David Clyde, lhp, Westchester HS, Houston (1973, Rangers/1st round, 1st pick); Matt Anderson, rhp, Rice (1997, Tigers/1st round, 1st pick)
2009 Draft: Matthew Purke, lhp, Klein HS (Rangers/1st round, 14th pick)
2010 Draft: Jamison Tallion, rhp, The Woodlands HS (Pirates/1st round, 2nd pick)
2011 Draft: Anthony Rendon, 3b, Rice University (Nationals/1st round, 6th pick)
2012 Draft: Courtney Hawkins, of, Corpus Christi Carroll HS (White Sox/1st round, 13th pick)
2013 Draft: Kohl Stewart, rhp, St. Pius X HS, Houston (Twins/1st round, 4th pick)

2013 DRAFT OVERVIEW

College Players Drafted/Signed:
64/55
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 24/16
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 33/13

PROSPECTS IN THE TOP 500:

Tyler Kolek, rhp, Shepherd HS (3)
Brandon Finnegan, lhp, Texas Christian University (15)
Michael Kopech, rhp, Mt. Pleasant HS (48)
Garrett Fulenchek, rhp, Howe HS (52)
Zech Lemond, rhp, Rice University (61)
Trey Supak, rhp, LaGrange HS (83)
Dillon Peters, lhp, University of Texas (86)
Daniel Mengden, c/rhp, Texas A&M University (103)
Michael Cantu, c, Foy H. Moody HS, Corpus Christi (106)
Robbie Dickey, rhp, Blinn JC (120)
Turner Larkins, rhp, James Martin HS, Arlington (125)
Justin Twine, ss, Falls City HS, Hemphill (131)
Cy Sneed, rhp, Dallas Baptist University (139)
Zach Thompson, rhp, University of Texas-Arlington (154)
John Curtiss, rhp, University of Texas (158)
Tanner Scott, lhp, Howard JC (190)
Skyler Ewing, c/1b, Rice University (193)
Mark Payton, of, University of Texas (218)
Austen Williams, rhp, Texas State University (221)
Kevin Cron, 1b, Texas Christian University (230)
Tyler Eppler, rhp, Sam Houston State University (242)
Cason Sherrod, rhp, W.T. White HS, Dallas (243)
Stone Garrett, of, George Ranch HS, Sugar Land (247)
Tejay Antone, rhp, Weatherford JC (254)
Parker French, rhp, University of Texas (264)
Eric Thomas, of, Langham Creek HS, Houston (270)
Holden Helmink, rhp, San Jacinto JC (297)
Case Rolen, rhp, Sherman HS (298)
Hayden Simerly, of, Sam Houston State University (336)
Lukas Schiraldi, rhp, University of Texas (339)
Ryan O'Hearn, 1b, Sam Houston State University (343)
Chris Gittens, 1b/rhp, Grayson JC (348)
Corey Holmes, rhp, Concordia University (362)
Ryan Hingst, rhp, Franklin HS, El Paso (365)
B.J. Myers, rhp, Flower Mound HS (374)
Travis Jones, ss, Atascocita HS, Humble (388)
Sterling Wynn, lhp, McLennan JC (393)
Connor Wong, ss, Pearland HS (397)
Jonathan Ducoff, ss, Kingwood Park HS, Kingwood (400)
Jared West, lhp, University of Houston (410)
Matt Spruill, 3b, Panola JC (411)
Paul Voelker, rhp, Dallas Baptist University (434)
Garrett McCain, of, Wylie East HS, Lavon (444)
Nathan Thornhill, rhp, University of Texas (453)
Jake Jarvis, rhp, Klein Collins HS, Spring (460)
Patrick Mahomes, 3b/of, Whitehouse HS, Tyler (471)
Patrick Mathis, of, Venus HS (483)
Aaron Garza, rhp, University of Houston (494)
Seth Romero, lhp, Columbia HS, West Columbia (496)




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