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MLB Draft Preview: Vermont

Draft : : State Preview
Frankie Piliere        
Published: Friday, May 24, 2013

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.  Please visit this page for all of the links to Perfect Game's 2013 Draft Preview content.



Vermont State-by-State List

The harsh reality is that Vermont is devoid of draftable talent and it has been this way for quite some time now. The state has had one player drafted in total over the last five years, and that player was Joseph Serafin in the 37th round in 2009.

The University of Vermont disbanded their baseball program in 2009, leaving the state without a Division I program. And, given the harsh winters and abbreviated springs the state endures, it’s obviously very difficult to cultivate powerful high school programs, let alone high caliber draft prospects.


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

BEST COLLEGE TEAM:
Middlebury
BEST HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: South Burlington

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Vermont Connection:
None
Top 2014 Prospect: No established candidate

HIGHEST DRAFT PICKS

Draft History:
Kirk McCaskill, rhp, University of Vermont (1982, Angels/4th round)
2008 Draft: None
2009 Draft: Joseph Serafin, lhp, University of Vermont (White Sox/37th round)
2010 Draft: None
2011 Draft: None
2012 Draft: None

2012 DRAFT OVERVIEW

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