Top 10 College Closer Prospects, 2007 Draft

General : : Top Ten
Allan Simpson         David Rawnsley        
Published: Monday, April 16, 2007

College closers will be heavily in demand in this year’s draft, with the possibility that as many as 10 pitchers who have been used in predominantly closer roles this spring will be selected before the second round begins. The list starts with Clemson lefthander Daniel Moskos, who spent the first two months of the 2007 season as a closer before moving to the Clemson rotation over the weekend. He’s expected to be among the first 10 players drafted.

Of the projected top 10 college closers for this year’s draft that are on the accompanying list, it’s interesting to note that eight of the 10 were not drafted out of high school, and the other two were late-round afterthoughts.
Top 10 College Closer Prospects, 2007 Draft
1. Daniel Moskos, lhp, Clemson Not drafted
2. Brett Cecil, lhp, Maryland Not drafted
3. Casey Weathers, rhp, Vanderbilt Not drafted
4. Josh Fields, rhp, Georgia Not drafted
5. Eddie Kunz, rhp, Oregon State Not drafted
6. Cole St. Clair, lhp, Rice Not drafted
7. Sam Demel, rhp, TCU Rangers ’04 (35)
8. Wynn Pelzer, rhp, South Carolina Not drafted
9. Daniel Schlereth, lhp, Arizona Not drafted
10. Brant Rustich, rhp, UCLA Twins ’03 (47)
-- Allan Simpson/David Rawnsley
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