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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Alvarez, Matusz In Battle For No. 1

Allan Simpson         David Rawnsley        
Now that the 2007 regular season is complete and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays have secured the No. 1 pick in the draft for the second year in a row, it’s time to turn our attention to the handful of players the Devil Rays might consider for the top pick in 2008. The two leading candidates would appear to be Vanderbilt University third baseman Pedro Alvarez and University of San Diego lefthander Brian Matusz.

With those players at the top of the pack, we present our first top 100 list for the 2008 draft. The full list is available only to PG Crosschecker ‘Insider level’ subscribers, but we have provided a sneak preview of the top 10.

In the next couple of weeks, we’ll provide a more extensive list of the top 300 prospects for the 2008 draft, complete with scouting reports on those players, along with a new state-by-state follow list of more than 2,000 college, junior college and high school players in the Draft Class of 2008.

The top 10 prospects for the 2008 draft:
 
  Player, Pos., School
1. Brian Matusz, lhp, University of San Diego
2. Pedro Alvarez, 3b, Vanderbilt University
3. Eric Hosmer, 1b, American Heritage HS, Cooper City, Fla.
4. Tim Melville, rhp, Wentzville Holt HS, Wentzville, Mo.
5. Tim Beckham, ss, Griffin HS, Kennesaw, Ga.
6. Aaron Crow, rhp, University of Missouri
7. Justin Smoak, 1b, University of South Carolina
8. Kyle Skipworth, c, Patriot HS, Riverside, Calif.
9. Ryan Perry, rhp, University of Arizona
10. Brett Hunter, rhp, Pepperdine University
--ALLAN SIMPSON/DAVID RAWNSLEY
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