Perfect Game Top 100 2002 Prospects

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Perfect Game Staff        
Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2002

As voted on by Perfect Game scouts

April 17th, 2002

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This list is based on compiling votes and doesn't necessarily reflect how PG predicts the upcoming draft.

*** New players in the TOP 100 this update.

We will update this poll several times right up until the draft.
1. Scott Kazmir LHP Houston, TX
Showing mid 90s and mid 80s curve, good stuff. Super competitor!
College: University of Texas
2. B.J. Upton SS Chesapeake, VA
Best tools out of high school in a long time! Might be #1 pick.
College: Florida State
3. Adam Loewen LHP Surrey, B.C. Canada
Big smooth lefty with plus velocity and more! Could go before #3
College: Arizona State
4. Chris Gruler RHP Brentwood, CA
Lots of mid 90s and more! Getting bigger too! Been very consistent.
College: Arizona State
5. Zach Greinke RHP Orlando, FL
Excellent player, but mid 90s and pitchability jumps him way up.
College: Clemson
6. Jason Neighborgall RHP Durham, NC
Healthy and throwing 95-97 with killer hammer! A bit inconsistent.
College: Georgia Tech
7. Mark McCormick RHP Clear Lake Shore, TX
Hardest high school thrower in America, been up to 98 this spring!
College: Baylor
8. Jeff Francoeur OF Lilburn. GA
Super athlete, has it all unless the wood or football gets the best of him!
College: Clemson
9. Denard Span OF Tampa, FL
4 plus tool potential, minus arm, maybe fastest home to first in the nation!
College: ?
10. Sergio Santos SS Hacienda Heights, CA
Been up at the top for a long time now! Big, strong, ARod type!
College: Southern Cal
11. Jon Lester LHP Puyallup, WA
Big athletic lefty throwing in the lower 90s. Also a position prospect!
College: Arizona State
12. Jeff Clement C Marshalltown, IA
Hitting machine with power and plus arm! Top bat in draft?
College: Southern Cal
13. Scott Moore SS Cypress, CA
Playing like a 1st rounder, big tools, fast bat, prettiest swing out there!
College: Cal St. Fullerton
14. James Loney LHP Houston, TX
Big spring for this lefty, moving way up everyones charts! Big bat too!
College: Baylor
15. Matt Whitney 3B Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Best RH hitter in high school. Surest bet to hit in Pro Ball!
College: Clemson
16. Micah Owings RHP Gainesville, GA
Big athlete with plus fastball! Also a big bat!
College: Georgia Tech
17. Zach Hammes RHP Iowa City, IA
6'7 with 92-94 heater and plus-plus life! Also flashes plus curve ball.
College: University of Iowa
18. Mike Pelfrey RHP Wichita, KS
Tall RHP with plus velocity, a little labor in his delivery.
College: Wichita State
19. Cole Hamels LHP San Diego, CA
Out last year…Broken arm! Looks very healthy now!
20. Micah Schilling 2B Clinton, LA
Athlete with one of the best bats in America. Power is shocking!
College: LSU
21. Kevin Jepsen RHP Sparks, NV
Has been very good up to 98. 90 mph slider. Big jump!
College: University of Nevada
22. Christian Madson RHP Valrico, FL
Big 6'8" RHP still throwing 90, but was a little better last fall!
College: University of Florida
23. John Mayberry 1B/OF Overland Park, KS
Big athletic power hitter, good bloodlines. Turning it on again, big jump!
College: Stanford
24. Brian McCann C Duluth, GA
Top defensive catcher with plus power and big arm!
College: University of Alabama
25. Wardell Starling OF/P Missouri City, TX
Really coming on strong. Vlad Guerrero type. Moving back up.
College: ?
26. Jason Pridie OF Prescott, AZ
Not much he can't do on a baseball field! Tools!
College: Vanderbilt
27. Brent Clevlen OF Cedar Park, TX
Getting rave notices in TX, some think he's the #1 O.F.
College: University of Texas
28. Jake Blalock 3B San Diego, CA
Has been showing big bat and 3B tools. Brother of Hank!
College: Arizona State
29. Ryan Doherty RHP Toms River, NJ
7'1" RHP might throw 100 mph in the future! So so spring so far.
College: Notre Dame
30. Robert Ray RHP Lufkin, TX
Big RHP with plus fastball. Throwing very well this spring.
College: Texas A&M
31. Clint Everts P/SS Houston, TX
Big time arm, good athlete. He's more of a pitching prospect now.
College: Baylor
32. Tom Wilhelmsen RHP Tucson, AZ
Tall RHP throws low 90s, spins the ball and projects off the map!
College: Arizona State
33. Adam Donachie C Orlando, FL
Good defensive catcher who projects. Can hit and shows power.
College: Central Florida
34. Jonathan Broxton RHP Waynesboro, GA
Big power RHP, who has been throwing 94. Body could improve.
College: Georgia Southern
35. Mark Rosen LHP Randolph, MA
Big competitor with low 90s velocity and good slider.
College: Miami
36. Mark Romanczuk LHP Newark, DE
Top lefty, low 90s velocity. Given up only a couple hits this spring.
College: Stanford
37. Alex Merricks LHP Oxnard, CA
Small lefty with big 93 mph arm. Great year for HS lefties.
College: Arizona State
38. Steve Doetsch OF St Petersburg, FL
Tools galore, the bat will determine how high he is picked.
College: ?
39. Hayden Penn RHP Santee, CA
Tall, thin RHP with plus velocity. Projects very well.
College: San Diego State
40. Adam Elliott RHP Concord, CA
Plus fastball, plus breaking ball, could move way up.
College: UNLV
41. Kevin Harvey RHP Catawba, NC
90 to 94 lately, not unknown anymore. Dad was a big leaguer.
College: ?
42. Blair Johnson RHP Topeka, KS
Low 90s consistent and much more last fall. Low 90s this spring.
College: University of Nebraska
43. Evan Meek RHP Bothell, WA
Great fast whip-like arm, we have seen 93. He could move way up.
College: ?
44. Josh Johnson RHP Tulsa, OK
Tall RHP with plus fastball. Looking like #1 in Oklahoma.
College: University of Oklahoma
45. ***Jarrad Page OF/SS San Leandro, CA
This football star is making a lot of noise. A bit raw, but 5 tools!
College: UCLA (football)
46. Friedel Pinkston RHP Hartwell, GA
Smaller version of Dewon Brazleton! Was down a bit recently.
College: ?
47. Prince Fielder 1B Melbourne, FL
Big power! Great bloodlines! Mixed reviews could go early.
College: Arizona State
48. ***Romelio Lopez RHP Conroe, TX
Big Latin American kid, been up to 96 this spring. Making noise.
College: ?
49. James Guerrero SS Fontana, CA
We would take him in the first 2 rounds if we had a pick.
College: San Diego State
50. Conor Lalor RHP Germantown, TN
Solid pitcher with low 90s heater and good size.
College: South Carolina
51. Joel Zumaya RHP Chula Vista, CA
Little violent, but we saw 90-94, for real! Fast arm.
College: ?
52. Clay Dirks LHP Hernando, MS
Lefty projects, been in the 90s and can pitch.
College: LSU
53. ***Jesse English LHP Vista, CA
Big lefty, extra smooth, 90+ fastball and much more. Surprise!
College: ?
54. Jake Baker RHP Wetumpka, AL
Low 90s and can pitch. Projects nicely!
College: University of Georgia
55. Zach Segovia RHP Forney, TX
Has been throwing well this spring. Moving back up!
College: Miami
56. Chris Lewis 3B Irvine, CA
Strong player with power bat and big arm. Making waves!
College: Stanford
57. Greg Miller LHP Yorba Linda, CA
Good 6'5" lefty with MLB average fastball and much more.
College: University of California
58. Justin Gee RHP Sarasota, FL
Low 90s with big time slider potential. We really like him.
College: LSU
59. Wes Bankston OF Plano, TX
Power bat and other tools look good. MLB body!
College: ?
60. Steven Kahn RHP Anaheim, CA
Another hard throwing RHP with much more.
College: Loyola Marymount
61. Gaby Sanchez 3B Miami, FL
Power arm, power bat who can play. Lots of interest. Movin up!
College: Miami
62. Shawn Scobee OF Rio Linda, CA
Plus raw power and more. Hot and cold reviews.
College: Cal State Fullerton
63. Nick Starnes RHP Haw River, NC
Plus fastball, plus breaking ball and fast arm. Projects!
College: UNC Greensboro
64. Jensen Lewis RHP Cincinnati, OH
Plus fastball and can really pitch.
College: Vanderbilt
65. Eddy Martinez-Esteve OF Miami, FL
Fast bat, who has shown he can hit and throw.
College: Florida State
66. Robert Andino SS/P Miami, FL
Average runner with big tools, especially the arm. So so spring.
College: Florida International
67. Corey Shafer 1B/OF Choctaw, OK
Plays hard and hits em a mile with a beautiful swing.
College: University of Oklahoma
68. Billy Mohl RHP Sugar Land, TX
Looked awesome in Jupiter last fall. Could turn it up a notch.
College: Tulane
69. Taylor Teagarden C Carrollton, TX
One of the nations top catchers and can hit.
College: University of Texas
70. Jordan Swayden C La Verne, CA
He could be much higher. One of the best catchers out there.
College: San Diego State
71. Tyler Greene SS Plantation, FL
Outstanding tools, wood bat only question mark.
College: Georgia Tech
72. Brian Dopirak 1B Crystal Beach, FL
Maybe the most raw power in high school baseball.
College: ?
73. Danny Forrer LHP Montgomery, AL
Lefty looked good in Jupiter last fall.
College: ?
74. Mark Sauls RHP Panama City, FL
Sauls showed us a lot of 92s last year. Big and strong!
College: Florida State
75. Craig Pearson LHP Downington, PA
Big good looking lefty who projects.
College: University of Florida
76. Elijah Dukes OF Tampa, FL
All tools but arm is below average. Big power potential! Some slippage.
College: ?
77. Brett McMillan 1B/3B Shingle Springs, CA
Big power hitting ability and athletic.
College: UCLA
78. Garrett White LHP Round Rock, TX
Big lefty, liked him when we first saw him and he has improved.
College: University of Texas
79. Cliff Pennington SS Corpus Christi, TX
Small with big tools and 90+ arm from the mound.
College: Texas A&M
80. ***Hector Ambriz RHP Valencia, CA
Can really pitch, 3 solid pitches.
College: ?
81. Randy Braun OF Belton, MO
Big surprise, great body, tools and juice in the bat.
College: ?
82. Fernando Pacheco 1B San Ysidro, CA
Big bat with plus power potential.
College: ?
83. Clarence Flowers OF Chicago, IL
Athlete with power potential and running ability.
College: Arizona State
84. Camilo Vasquez LHP Hialeah, FL
We saw low 90s at Tropicana last year with breaking ball.
College: ?
85. Jeremy Burchett OF/P Coto De Caza, CA
Big body and big arm. Good athlete, plus fastball. Projects!
College: University of California
86. Cesar Carrillo RHP Hammond, IN
Lightening fast arm, low 90s easy, with breaking ball.
College: ?
87. J Brent Cox RHP Bay City, TX
Good RHP with plus fastball who projects nicely.
College: University of Texas
88. Warner Jones SS Nashville, TN
Not big, but can do it all and do it well. Hitting over .700 this spring.
College: Vanderbilt
89. Andy Putnel RHP Lake Alford, FL
Real fast arm with plus fastball, breaking ball. We like him a lot.
College: University of Florida
90. Kendall Bergdall LHP Layhoma, OK
Another of the many top lefties. Some slippage.
College: Wichita State
91. Patrick Clayton RHP Marietta, GA
Been average to awesome so far this spring. Could go up or down. College: Clemson
92. Billy Hogan SS Carrollton, TX
Big strong hitter with infield tools.
College: University of Alabama
93. Ryan Rodriguez LHP/OF Keller, TX
Projects out of sight. 90 fastball, great body and big hitting potential.
College: Texas Christian
94. Justin Tordi 3B Orlando, FL
Solid player who can rake!
College: University of Florida
95. Travis Buck SS Richland, WA
Outstanding tools, athlete.
College: Arizona State
96. Alex Gordon 3B/OF Lincoln, NE
Beautiful swing with good raw power and strong arm. Runs OK too.
College: University of Nebraska
97. Nick Tisone P/3B Mandeville, LA
Only question is what position? 90+ fastball and slider. Projects!
College: McNeese State
98. Craig Cooper OF Mineola, NY
Body and tools can not be ignored.
College: Notre Dame
99. Javi Socorro OF Miami, FL
Not big, but has tools and can hit good pitching hard.
College: Duke
100. Matthew Cain RHP Collierville, TN
Very projectable with MLB average fastball and more.
College: Memphis
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