Class of 2012 HS Top 500 National Rankings

6/1/2012
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RankPlayerPosHometownCommitmentDraftedDebutedHSTravel TeamLast Played 
1 Carlos Correa
6-3  190  R/R
SS Santa Isabel, PR Miami Rd 1 by Astros (2012) Astros (2015)   Team Mizuno of PR
Big athletic shortstop with power arm and power bat. Outstanding at many PG events including incredible showing at World Showcase PG All American Game
2 Lucas Giolito
6-6  230  R/R
RHP Santa Monica, CA UCLA Rd 1 by Nationals (2012) Nationals (2016) Harvard-Westlake SGV Arsenal
Up to 96 mph at WWBA, Recently up to 100. Good breaking ball and command. Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American Game Currently recovering from an injury.
3 Byron Buxton
6-1  175  R/R
OF Baxley, GA Georgia Rd 1 by Twins (2012) Twins (2015) Appling County Round Trip Baseball
Super Athlete, ++ runner, also 94 mph on mound. Stood out at PG events.
4 Lance McCullers
6-2  205  L/R
RHP Tampa, FL Florida Rd 1 Comp by Astros (2012) Astros (2015) Tampa Jesuit Tampa Warriors
Upper 90s and potential + breaking ball. Also excellent hitter with power. Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American Game
5 Courtney Hawkins
6-3  210  R/R
OF Corpus Christi, TX Texas Rd 1 by White Sox (2012) Carroll Senior Houston Banditos
Huge RH Power, Ball flies off barrel, Ran 6.62 at PG, + arm. Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American Game
6 Joey Gallo
6-5  205  L/R
3B Henderson, NV Louisiana State Rd 1 Comp by Rangers (2012) Rangers (2015) Bishop Gorman S Nevada Titans
Big time Lefthanded Bat with huge power also big arm 94 across diamond and off mound. Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American Game
7 Max Fried
6-3  170  L/L
LHP Encino, CA UCLA Rd 1 by Padres (2012) Braves (2017) Harvard-Westlake SGV Arsenal
Excellent lefty with command of three pitches. Low to mid 90s. Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American Game
8 David Dahl
6-2  185  L/R
OF Birmingham, AL Auburn Rd 1 by Rockies (2012) Rockies (2016) Oak Mountain Team Alabama
High Level Bat. Serious tools. Outstanding at PG events. PG All American Game
9 Albert Almora
6-2  175  R/R
OF Hialeah, FL Miami Rd 1 by Cubs (2012) Cubs (2016) Mater Academy Charter Florida Legends
Outstanding strong athlete with high ceiling tools. Outstanding at PG events. PG All American Game
10 Walker Weickel
6-6  205  R/R
RHP Orlando, FL Miami Rd 1 Comp by Padres (2012) Olympia Orlando Scorpions
Tall athletic pitcher with very high ceiling. Mid 90s with easy arm. Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American Game
11 Tanner Rahier
6-2  205  R/R
SS Indian Wells, CA San Diego Rd 2 by Reds (2012) Palm Desert ABD Bulldogs
Big arm, excellent all around player. + hitter with power and low 90s from mound. Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American Game
12 Trey Williams
6-1  211  R/R
3B Saugus, CA Pepperdine Rd 7 by Phillies (2013) Valencia San Diego Show
Can flat out hit, Serious Hitting Tools and big power! Defense stands out. Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American
13 Matthew Smoral
6-8  225  L/L
LHP Solon, OH North Carolina Rd 1 Comp by Blue Jays (2012) Solon Midland Redskins
Big LHP, Easy arm action, up to 94 mph, Fast arm, Sharp breaking ball, Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American Game
14 Duane Underwood
6-2  205  R/R
RHP Marietta, GA Georgia Rd 2 by Cubs (2012) Cubs (2018) Pope East Cobb Astros
Athletic RHP with power arm. Easy mid to higher 90s. Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American Game
15 Jesse Winker
6-3  190  L/L
OF Windermere, FL Florida Rd 1 Comp by Reds (2012) Reds (2017) Olympia FTB Mizuno
LH Bat Stands Out, Can Flat out hit, Big power and very strong arm. Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American Game
16 Lewis Brinson
6-4  180  R/R
OF Tamarac, FL Florida Rd 1 by Rangers (2012) Brewers (2017) Coral Springs South Florida Elite
Big athletic outfielder with excellent raw potential. + runner and shows power. Outstanding at many PG events.
17 Lucas Sims
6-2  195  R/R
RHP Lawrenceville, GA Clemson Rd 1 by Braves (2012) Braves (2017) Brookwood Team Gwinnett
Power mid 90s RHP. Good athlete. Clean delivery, high ceiling. Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American Game
18 Ty Hensley
6-5  220  S/R
RHP Edmond, OK Mississippi Rd 1 by Yankees (2012) Santa Fe Texas Sun Devils
Big strong two way player with power arm and power bat. Outstanding at PG events. Coming on strong this spring
19 Zach Eflin
6-5  200  R/R
RHP Chuluota, FL UCF Rd 1 Comp by Padres (2012) Phillies (2016) Hagerty Mizuno
Smooth RHP with 93 mph fastball, keeps getting better. Outstanding at many PG events
20 Addison Russell
6-1  210  R/R
SS Pace, FL Auburn Rd 1 by Athletics (2012) Cubs (2015) Pace FTB Mizuno
Strong athlete, Serious Juice in Bat. Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American Game
21 Gavin Cecchini
6-1  180  R/R
MIF Lake Charles, LA Mississippi Rd 1 by Mets (2012) Mets (2016) Alfred M. Barbe Texas Sundevils
Good Athlete, highest level hitter and outstanding middle infield tools. Outstanding at many PG events
22 D.J. Davis
6-0  170  L/R
OF Wiggins, MS Meridian CC Rd 1 by Blue Jays (2012) Stone Royals Baseball Club
Flies around the bases, very good athlete, projectable bat, Good in Jupiter.
23 Hunter Virant
6-3  172  R/L
LHP Camarillo, CA UCLA Rd 11 by Astros (2012) Adolfo Camarillo So Cal Cardinals
Low to mid 90s lefty who can really pitch. Outstanding at PG events. PG All American Game
24 Corey Seager
6-3  190  L/R
MIF Kannapolis, NC South Carolina Rd 1 by Dodgers (2012) Dodgers (2015) Northwest Cabarrus Dirtbags
Smooth athletic player, excellent hands, very good bat, projects large. Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American Game
25 Rio Ruiz
6-2  195  L/R
3B Covina, CA Southern California Rd 4 by Astros (2012) Braves (2016) Bishop Amat SGV Arsenal
Excellent Hitter, very good bat speed, top defensive skills, also up to 93 on mound. Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American Game
26 Billy (Nick) Williams
6-3  195  L/L
OF La Marque, TX Texas A&M Rd 2 by Rangers (2012) Phillies (2017) Ball Houston Banditos
Easy LH Swing With big Power, Excellent Athlete, Outstanding at PG events. PG All American Game
27 Ty Buttrey
6-6  210  L/R
RHP Matthews, NC Arkansas Rd 4 by Red Sox (2012) Angels (2018) Providence South Charlotte Panthers
Big, high ceiling RHP, 94 mph, good stuff. Good at many PG events.
28 Austin Fairchild
6-1  175  R/L
LHP Deer Park, TX TCU Rd 16 by Royals (2012) St. Thomas Houston Heat
Fast arm 93 mph lefty that projects very large. Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American Game
29 Carson Kelly
6-2  200  R/R
3B Portland, OR Oregon Rd 2 by Cardinals (2012) Cardinals (2016) Westview Robinson Construction
Talented All Around Player. 90+ arm, good bat, good athlete. Outstanding at PG events
30 Taylore Cherry
6-9  260  R/R
RHP Dayton, OH North Carolina Rd 32 by White Sox (2015) Butler Midland Redskins
Extra Big Strong RHP, Easy low 90's up to 94. Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American Game
31 Clate Schmidt
6-2  175  S/R
RHP Acworth, GA Clemson Rd 20 by Tigers (2016) Allatoona Team Elite
Very fast arm, 96 mph, sharp breaking ball, very athletic. Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American Game
32 Christopher (CJ) Hinojosa
5-11  180  R/R
MIF Spring, TX Texas Rd 11 by Giants (2015) Klein Collins Houston Banditos
Outstanding all around player. Good bat with power. Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American Game
33 Clint Coulter
6-3  215  R/R
C Camas, WA Arizona State Rd 1 by Brewers (2012) Union Bobby Valentine AA
Big strong catcher with big time bat. Very good in Jupiter. Moving up fast. Outstanding at PG events.
34 Nick Travieso
6-3  200  R/R
RHP Pembroke Pines, FL Miami Rd 1 by Reds (2012) Archbishop Edward Mccarthy South Florida Elite
Power arm RHP, mid 90s. Outstanding at PG events, reaching upper 90's this spring
35 Stryker Trahan
6-1  215  L/R
C Scott, LA Mississippi Rd 1 by Diamondbacks (2012) Acadiana Texas Sun Devils
Oustanding tools, very athletic, 6.67 60, 1.85 pop, and some juice in bat. Outstanding at many PG events
36 Shane Watson
6-4  195  R/R
RHP Bellflower, CA Southern California Rd 1 Comp by Phillies (2012) Lakewood Yak Baseball West
Put himself on map at 17u PG WWBA, Up to 93 at Area Codes
37 Alec Rash
6-5  200  R/R
RHP Adel, IA Missouri Rd 2 by Phillies (2012) ADM Senior HS team
Lights out at PG Indoor! Every fastball 91-93 mph with more in the tank. Sharp breaking ball as well. Up to 95 this spring
38 Wyatt Mathisen
6-2  215  R/R
C Corpus Christi, TX Texas Rd 2 by Pirates (2012) Calallen South Texas Sliders
Very good bat. Stood out at WWBA and Area Code. Outstanding at PG events including showed big bat at PG World
39 Mitch Nay
6-3  195  R/R
MIF Chandler, AZ Arizona State Central Arizona CC Rd 1 Comp by Blue Jays (2012) Pinnacle Mountain West
Big time bat with big power potential
40 Keon Barnum
6-4  224  L/L
1B Tampa, FL Miami Rd 1 Comp by White Sox (2012) King Dawg Pound
Excellent Power Potential and Bat Speed. Good athlete for size. Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American Game
41 Kolby Copeland
6-2  186  L/R
OF Bossier City, LA Baton Rouge CC Rd 3 Comp by Marlins (2012) Parkway Texas Sun Devils
Serious hitting ability and athletic. Could move way up next spring. Outstanding at PG events.
42 Alex Bregman
5-11  180  R/R
SS Albuquerque, NM Louisiana State Rd 1 by Astros (2015) Astros (2016) Albuquerque Academy Albuquerque Baseball Academy
Solid all around player. One of the best hitters in the class. Shows power. Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American Game
43 Edwin Diaz
6-3  170  R/R
RHP Naguabo, PR Rd 3 by Mariners (2012) Mariners (2016) Caguas Military Academy Team Mizuno PR
Very projectable RHP, smooth easy arm action, can already reach mid 90's. Outstanding at many PG events. Up to 94 @PG World
44 Avery Romero
6-1  175  R/R
MIF St. Augustine, FL Florida Rd 3 by Marlins (2012) Pedro Menendez FTB Mizuno
Good player, Can really hit, Squares Ball Up consistently. Outstanding at many PG events
45 Jose Orlando Berrios
6-1  187  R/R
RHP Bayamon, PR Rd 1 Comp by Twins (2012) Twins (2016)   Potros Las Lomas
Very fast arm, up to 93 mph at PG National and East Coast Pro as well as PG World.
46 Mitchell Brown
6-2  210  R/R
RHP Rochester, MN San Diego Rd 2 by Indians (2012) Century Mn Starz
Fastball up to 93. Good off speed as well. Been very good this spring
47 Daniel Robertson
6-1  190  R/R
3B Upland, CA UCLA Rd 1 Comp by Athletics (2012) Rays (2017) Upland ABD Bulldogs
Good all around player, the bat stands out in a big way. Outstanding at many PG events.
48 Jameis Winston
6-4  208  S/R
OF Hueytown, AL Florida State Rd 15 by Rangers (2012) Hueytown Team Alabama
Big Time QB prospect. Serious baseball tools. Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American Game
49 Andrew Pullin
6-0  185  L/B
OF Centralia, WA Oregon Rd 5 by Phillies (2012) Centralia NW Timberjacks
Strong athlete, serious tools, big hitting ability. Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American Game
50 Tyler Gonzales
6-2  180  R/R
RHP San Antonio, TX Texas Rd 1 Comp by Blue Jays (2012) James Madison FTB Mizuno
Low 90's FB, sharp breaking ball, also shows well with bat. Outstanding at many PG events.
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