Draft : : Rankings
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Updated Top 100 Draft Rankings

Allan Simpson        
Contributing:  David Rawnsley, Frankie Piliere, Todd Gold, Kendall Rogers, Patrick Ebert

Also see:  2013 Final Draft Order

It's mid-April, the midway point of the spring scouting season, and draft boards as teams continue to align their draft boards.  Some teams and players in the North have just begun playing the past few weeks, but baseball in the South is well underway.

Perfect Game has updated its top 100 draft-eligible prospects based on first-hand observations as well as conversations with numerous scouts, crosscheckers, scouting directors and coaches from across the country.  The top of the draft board is for the most part unchanged, with most of the players jockeying up and down only a handful of spots based on their performances this spring.

Oklahoma's Jonathan Gray has enjoyed one of the biggest ascents thanks to a dominant spring with the Sooners, although even then he entered the year ranked as PG's No. 58 draft-eligible prospect.  Gray is now in the mix for the first overall selection held by the Houston Astros, along with Stanford's Mark Appel, Indiana State's Sean Manaea and dynamic high school outfielder Clint Frazier.  There even have been some in the industry that have noted the Astros have also done their homework on local high school product Kohl Stewart.

With seven weeks left until the draft there still will be plenty of movement.  We're still roughly a month away until teams start to narrow their choices to specific players to gauge signability and other factors.

Be sure to check back to the site tomorrow to see the results of a collaborative mock draft conducted between David Rawnsley, Frankie Piliere, Todd Gold, Patrick Ebert and Baseball Prospectus' Nick Faleris.  The projection goes through the supplemental first rounds, the top 39 picks.

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RK notes the player's current ranking.  PRE notes the player's ranking during the last update on January 21.


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