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State Preview: Vermont

Draft : : State Preview
Allan Simpson        
Published: Monday, June 04, 2012

In the weeks leading up to the draft, Perfect Game will be providing a detailed overview of each state in the U.S., including the District of Columbia, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico. These overviews will list the state's strengths, weaknesses and the players with the best tools, as well as providing scouting reports on all Group 1 and 2 players as ranked in Perfect Game's state-by-state scouting lists.


Vermont State-by-State List
2011 Vermont Overview

Vermont Overview:
Little Reason for Scouts to Venture to Vermont

Even when the University of Vermont fielded a baseball program and would occasionally produce a drafted player, Vermont ranked dead last among the 50 states in terms of producing draftable baseball talent. With the Catamounts disbanding their baseball program following the 2009 season, leaving Vermont without a Division I program, there is even less reason for scouts to travel to the state.

The state has had no drafted players in five of the last six years, and none is expected to be selected this year. No high-school player from Vermont has been drafted since 2002, and over the 47-year history of the baseball draft, only 38 players have ever been selected out of Vermont colleges or high schools.

Righthander Tony Baldic, who led Mt. Anthony Union High to the state Division I prep title a year ago, was regarded as Vermont’s top baseball talent entering 2012, but elected not to even play baseball this spring.

Vermont in a nutshell:

STRENGTH:
None.
WEAKNESS: Dratable talent.
OVERALL RATING (1-to-5 scale): 1.

BEST COLLEGE TEAM:
Middlebury.
BEST HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: Brattleboro HS.

BEST OUT-OF-STATE PROSPECT, Vermont Connection:
None.
Top 2013 Prospect: No prospect.
Top 2014 Prospect: No prospect.

HIGHEST DRAFT PICKS

Draft History:
Kirk McCaskill, rhp, University of Vermont (1982, Angels/4th round).
2006 Draft: None selected.
2007 Draft: None selected.
2008 Draft: None selected.
2009 Draft: Joe Serafin, lhp, University of Vermont (White Sox/37th round).
2010 Draft: None selected.
2011 Draft: None selected.

2011 DRAFT OVERVIEW

College Players Drafted/Signed:
0/0.
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 0/0.

TOP PROSPECTS, GROUPS ONE and TWO

None

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