MLB Draft Big Board 2013: Mike Rosenbaum's Complete Pre-Draft Rankings

Mike Rosenbaum@GoldenSombreroMLB Prospects Lead WriterMay 13, 2013

MLB Draft Big Board 2013: Mike Rosenbaum's Complete Pre-Draft Rankings

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    With the 2013 MLB Rule 4 draft less than a month away, it's time to take a look at the premier players in this year's class.

    Compared to previous draft classes, the crop of talent on this year's board is comparatively weaker; there are only a few prospects who are regarded as potential impact players in the majors. And with every organization expected to target players based on the spending limitations (draft pool) of MLB's collective bargaining agreement, it's almost impossible to accurately predict just how early some players will be selected.

    However, as part of Prospect Pipeline's all-out draft coverage leading up to and through the event, which is held annually June 6-8, I've put together a series of rankings to familiarize everyone with many of the names in this year's class.

    Please note that this is not a mock draft or a prediction of exactly where players will be selected. You can expect every player on these lists to be taken in the draft. Therefore, the following rankings are based upon a player's potential impact as a major league player.

    As it always goes with the MLB draft, any number of things can and will change between now and June 6. So, be sure to check back frequently over the coming weeks for updated rankings and further insight as to how the draft may unfold.

Top 100

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    Here's a look at Prospect Pipeline's Top 100 prospects for the 2013 MLB Rule 4 draft, as of May 13, 2013.

    Remember: There will inevitably be a host of changes that take place in the rankings with three weeks remaining until the draft (June 6-8). Though it's doubtful that there will be many names added or removed from this list, expect the actual rankings to fluctuate over the coming weeks.

    Ovr Pos Player School Ht Wt Rd
    1 RHP Mark Appel Stanford 6'5" 215 1
    2 RHP Jonathan Gray Oklahoma 6'4" 240 1
    3 3B/OF Kris Bryant San Diego 6'5" 205 1
    4 OF Clint Frazier Loganville HS (Ga.) 6'1" 190 1
    5 LHP Sean Manaea Indiana St. 6'5" 230 1
    6 RHP Kohl Stewart St. Pius X HS (Texas) 6'3" 195 1
    7 RHP Braden Shipley Nevada 6'2" 180 1
    8 OF Austin Meadows Grayson HS (Ga.) 6'3" 200 1
    9 C Reese McGuire Kentwood HS (Wash.) 6'1" 190 1
    10 SS J.P. Crawford Lakewood HS (Calif.) 6'2" 180 1
    11 3B Colin Moran North Carolina 6'4" 180 1
    12 OF Austin Wilson Stanford 6'4" 245 1
    13 RHP Ryne Stanek Arkansas 6'4" 190 1
    14 OF/LHP Trey Ball New Castle HS (Ind.) 6'6" 180 1
    15 C Jon Denney Yukon HS (Okla.) 6'2" 200 1
    16 1B Dominic Smith Serra HS (Calif.) 6'1" 200 1-1S
    17 RHP Ryan Eades LSU 6'3" 200 1
    18 LHP Ian Clarkin James Madison HS (Calif.) 6'3" 190 1
    19 OF Aaron Judge Fresno St. 6'8" 260 1
    20 RHP Phil Bickford Westlake Village HS (Calif.) 6'4" 195 1
    21 OF Hunter Renfroe Mississippi St. 6'2" 205 1
    22 1B D.J. Peterson New Mexico 6'1" 205 1
    23 RHP Andrew Thurman UC Irvine 6'3" 205 1
    24 RHP Kyle Serrano Farragut HS (Tenn.) 6'1" 190 1-1S
    25 OF Ryan Boldt Red Wing HS (Minn.) 6'1" 185 1S-2
    26 RHP Hunter Harvey Bandys HS (N.C.) 6'3" 175 1-1S
    27 RHP Devin Williams Hazelwood West HS (Mo.) 6'3" 170 1-1S
    28 C Nick Ciuffo Lexington HS (S.C.) 6'1" 205 1
    29 SS Tim Anderson East Central CC 6'1" 180 1-2
    30 RHP Alex Gonzalez Oral Roberts 6'3" 200 1
    31 LHP Robert Kaminsky St. Joseph Regional HS (N.J.) 5'11" 190 1
    32 OF Billy McKinney Plano West HS (Texas) 6'1" 190 1
    33 SS Andy McGuire James Madison HS (Va.) 6'1" 190 1S-2
    34 LHP Jacob Brentz Parkway South HS (Mo.) / PG Iowa Spring League 6'2" 190 1-1S
    35 RHP Aaron Blair Marshall 6'5" 220 1
    36 LHP Marco Gonzales Gonzaga 6'1" 195 1-1S
    37 SS Oscar Mercado Gaither HS (Fla.) 6'2" 175 1
    38 OF Phil Ervin Samford 5'10" 195 1-1S
    39 RHP Chris Anderson Jacksonville 6'4" 220 1S-2
    40 LHP Matt Krook St. Ignatius Prep HS (Calif.) 6'4" 195 1-1S
    41 SS Dustin Peterson Gilbert HS (Ariz.) 6'1" 180 1-1S
    42 OF Matt McPhearson Riverdale Baptist HS (Md.) 5'11" 170 1-1S
    43 RHP Connor Jones Great Bridge HS (Va.) 6'3" 185 1S-2
    44 OF/RHP Michael Lorenzen Cal State Fullerton 6'3" 195 1S
    45 RHP Andrew Mitchell Texas Christian 6'3" 230 1S-2
    46 3B/OF Eric Jagielo Notre Dame 6'3" 215 1-1S
    47 RHP Trevor Williams Arizona St. 6'3" 230 2-3
    48 RHP Jonathan Crawford Florida 6'2" 205 1S-2
    49 3B/SS Travis Demeritte Winder-Barrow HS (Ga.) 6'1" 185 1S-2
    50 SS Hunter Dozier Stephen F. Austin 6'4" 210 1S-2
    51 LHP Kevin Ziomek Vanderbilt 6'3" 200 1S-2
    52 C Jeremy Martinez Mater Dei HS (Calif.) 5'11" 195 2
    53 RHP Bobby Wahl Ole Miss 6'4" 210 1S-2
    54 3B Ryan McMahon Mater Dei HS (Calif.) 6'3" 190 1-1S
    55 LHP Cody Reed Northwest Mississippi CC 6'5" 220 2
    56 RHP Jason Hursh Oklahoma St. 6'1" 190 2-3
    57 LHP Blake Taylor Dana Hills HS (Calif.) 6'3" 210 1S-2
    58 RHP Logan Shore Coon Rapids HS (Minn.) 6'3" 205 1S-2
    59 RHP Wil Crowe Pigeon Forge HS (Tenn.) 6'3" 230 1S-2
    60 SS/2B Riley Unroe Desert Ridge HS (Ariz.) 6' 180 2-3
    61 OF/3B Justin Williams Terrebonne HS (La.) 6'3" 215 2-3
    62 3B Drew Ward Leedy HS (Okla.) 6'4" 210 2-3
    63 RHP Brett Morales King HS (Fla.) 6'2" 195 1S-2
    64 RHP Casey Shane Centennial HS (Texas) 6'4" 200 2
    65 C Chris Okey Eustis HS (Fla.) 6' 175 2
    66 LHP Dillon Overton Oklahoma 6'2" 170 2
    67 SS/C Chris Rivera El Dorado HS (Calif.) 6'1" 185 2-3
    68 LHP Stephen Gonsalves Cathedral Catholic HS (Calif.) 6'5" 205 2-3
    69 1B Nick Longhi Venice HS (Fla.) 6'2" 205 2-3
    70 3B Trey Williams College of the Canyons 6'1" 210 3-4
    71 OF Michael O'Neill Michigan 6'1" 195 1S-2
    72 RHP Dylan Covey San Diego 6'2" 195 2-3
    73 RHP Carlos Salazar Kerman HS (Calif.) 6'2" 205 2
    74 OF Josh Hart Parkview HS (Ga.) 6'3" 190 1S-2
    75 RHP Scott Frazier Pepperdine 6'7" 220 2-3
    76 3B Chad Pinder Virginia Tech 6'2" 190 2
    77 OF Mason Smith Rocky Mountain HS (Id.) 6'2" 195 2
    78 RHP Nick Petree Missouri St. 6'1" 195
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    79 LHP A.J. Puk Washington HS (Iowa) 6'5" 205 3
    80 RHP Dustin Driver Wenatchee HS (Wash.) 6'3" 210 3
    81 RHP Clinton Hollon Woodford County HS (Ky.) 6'1" 195 2-3
    82 C Andrew Knapp California 6'1" 195 2-3
    83 RHP Trey Masek Texas Tech 6'1" 195 2
    84 OF/1B Daniel Palka Georgia Tech 6'2" 230 2
    85 2B/OF JaCoby Jones LSU 6'3" 200 3-4
    86 OF/2B Jacob May Coastal Carolina 5'10" 180 3-4
    87 LHP Tom Windle Minnesota 6'4" 195 2
    88 RHP Corey Knebel Texas 6'3" 195 2-3
    89 LHP Kent Emanuel North Carolina 6'4" 190 2-3
    90 RHP Colby Suggs Arkansas 6' 225 3-4
    91 2B/3B Cavan Biggio St. Thomas HS (Texas) 6'2" 180 2-3
    92 RHP Dan Slania Notre Dame 6'5" 275 3-4
    93 RHP Austin Kubitza Rice 6'5" 205 2-3
    94 LHP Stephen Tarpley Scottsdale CC 6' 175 2-3
    95 1B/OF Conrad Gregor Vanderbilt 6'3" 220 2-3
    96 LHP Sam Moll Memphis 5'11" 180 3-4
    97 C/RHP Zane Evans Georgia Tech 6'3" 210 2-3
    98 OF Jared King Kansas St. 6' 215 2-3
    99 SS Jan Hernandez Carlos Beltran Academy (P.R.) 6'3" 185 2
    100 RHP Chase Johnson Cal Poly 6'3" 190 3-4

    *1S = Supplemental first round

Right-Handed Pitchers (RHP)

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    Best Prospect: Mark Appel

    Most MLB-Ready: Mark Appel

    Highest Ceiling: Jonathan Gray

    Most Helium: Phil Bickford

    Biggest Risk: Kohl Stewart 

    Sleeper Candidate: Devin Williams

    Best Command: Trevor Williams

    Bust Candidate: Ryan Eades

    Best Velocity: Jonathan Gray

    Best Breaking Ball: Kyle Serrano

    Best Off-Speed: Braden Shipley

    Rk Player School Ht Wt Ovr
    1 Mark Appel Stanford 6'5" 215 1
    2 Jonathan Gray Oklahoma 6'4" 240 2
    3 Kohl Stewart St. Pius X HS (Texas) 6'3" 195 6
    4 Braden Shipley Nevada 6'2" 180 7
    5 Ryne Stanek Arkansas 6'4" 190 13
    6 Ryan Eades Louisiana St. 6'3" 200 17
    7 Phil Bickford Westlake Village HS (Calif.) 6'4" 195 20
    8 Andrew Thurman UC Irvine 6'3" 205 23
    9 Kyle Serrano Farragut HS (Tenn.) 6'1" 190 24
    10 Hunter Harvey Brandys HS (N.C.) 6'3" 175 26
    11 Devin Williams Hazelwood West HS (Mo.) 6'3" 170 27
    12 Alex Gonzalez Oral Roberts 6'3" 200 30
    13 Aaron Blair Marshall 6'5" 220 35
    14 Chris Anderson Jacksonville 6'4" 220 39
    15 Connor Jones Great Bridge HS (Va.) 6'3" 185 43
    16 Michael Lorenzen Cal State Fullerton 6'3" 195 44
    17 Andrew Mitchell Texas Christian 6'3" 220 45
    18 Trevor Williams Arizona St. 6'3" 230 47
    19 Jonathan Crawford Florida 6'2" 205 48
    20 Bobby Wahl Mississippi 6'4" 210 53
    21 Jason Hursh Oklahoma St. 6'1" 190 56
    22 Logan Shore Coon Rapids HS (Minn.) 6'3" 205 58
    23 Wil Crowe Pigeon Forge HS (Tenn.) 6'3" 230 59
    24 Brett Morales King HS (Fla.) 6'2" 195 63
    25 Casey Shane Centennial HS (Texas) 6'4" 200 64
    26 Dylan Covey San Diego 6'2" 195 72
    27 Carlos Salazar Kerman HS (Calif.) 6'2" 205 73
    28 Scott Frazier Pepperdine 6'7" 220 75
    29 Nick Petree Missouri St. 6'1" 195
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    30 Dustin Driver Wenatchee HS (Wash.) 6'3" 210 80
    31 Clinton Hollon Woodford County HS (Ky.) 6'1" 195 81
    32 Trey Masek Texas Tech 6'1" 195 83
    33 Corey Knebel Texas 6'3" 195 88
    34 Colby Suggs Arkansas 6' 225 90
    35 Dan Slania Notre Dame 6'5" 275 92
    36 Austin Kubitza Rice 6'5" 205 93
    37 Zane Evans Georgia Tech 6'3" 210 97
    38 Chase Johnson Cal Poly 6'3" 190 100
    39 Ben Lively Central Florida 6'4" 205 -
    40 Keegan Thompson Cullman HS (Ala.) 6'3" 175 -
    41 Jordan Sheffield Tullahoma HS (Tenn.) 6'1" 175 -
    42 Michael Wagner San Diego 6'4" 185 -
    43 Alec Hansen Loveland HS (Colo.) 6'6" 205 -
    44 Jimmie Sherfy Oregon 6' 175 -
    45 Myles Smith Lee University 6'1" 175 -
    46 Teddy Stankiewicz Seminole St. College 6'4" 215 -
    47 Adam Plutko UCLA 6'3" 190 -
    48 Andrew Church Palo Verde HS (Nev.) 6'3" 200 -
    49 Robert Tyler Crisp County HS (Ga.) 6'4" 190 -
    50 Alex Balog San Francisco 6'6" 225 -

Left-Handed Pitchers (LHP)

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    Best Prospect: Sean Manaea

    Most MLB-Ready: Marco Gonzales

    Highest Ceiling: Sean Manaea

    Most Helium: Jacob Brentz

    Biggest Risk: Cody Reed 

    Sleeper Candidate: Matt Krook

    Bust Candidate: Sean Manaea 

    Best Command: Marco Gonzales

    Best Velocity: Sean Manaea

    Best Breaking Ball: Ian Clarkin

    Best Off-Speed: Marco Gonzales

    Rk Player School Ht Wt Ovr
    1 Sean Manaea Indiana St. 6'5" 230 5
    2 Trey Ball New Castle HS (Ind.) 6'6" 180 14
    3 Ian Clarkin James Madison HS (Calif.) 6'3" 190 18
    4 Robert Kaminsky St. Joseph Regional HS (N.J.) 5'11" 190 31
    5 Jacob Brentz