the draft ready to begin later this evening, here is how the top 100
prospects stack up, with a brief one-line scouting report.
GERRIT COLE, rhp, UCLA (Jr.)
No. 1 overall, ++ stuff (95-99 FB, + SL/CH), improved command,
performance issues (5-7, 3.27).?
ANTHONY RENDON, 3b, Rice University (Jr.)
in 2009-10, sore shoulder hindering 2011 (.323-5-33), still inspires
fear (76 BB/56 G), + defender.
DANNY HULTZEN, lhp, University of Virginia (Jr.)
LHP in draft (1.59, 96 IP/16 BB/136 SO); ++ pitchability, difference
in 2011 is spike in velo to 95-96.
DYLAN BUNDY, rhp, Owasso HS
national talent, 95-97 FB/T-100, ++ cutter, + CU, good CH,
outstanding command, quick path to majors.?
TREVOR BAUER, rhp, UCLA (Jr.)
Cole (10-2, 1.40, nation-leading 167 SO/109 IP), mid-90s FB, ++
nasty CU, unusual routines.?
DEREK “BUBBA” STARLING, of, Gardner-Edgerton HS, Gardner Kansas
hurler, 3-pitch arsenal, 90-93 FB/T-95, 78 CU, flashes + CH, strike
thrower, good delivery.
DILLON HOWARD, rhp, Searcy HS
HS arm; strong build (6-4/205), FB 92-95, + power CU/developing CH,