Top 2013 MLB Draft Prospects with the Most Severe Red Flags

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Top 2013 MLB Draft Prospects with the Most Severe Red Flags
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No draft prospect comes without a potential red flag of some kind.

Not even a projected early first-round pick like Kris Bryant.

Whether it's a hitter's weakness against quality breaking balls or a pitcher's inability to repeat his delivery, every little thing is monitored and recorded. In some instances, those kind of flags can be overcome en route to a productive big league career. Sometimes not.

The severity of the red flags are what should really be of concern to front offices everywhere.

Both Stanford outfielder Austin Wilson and high school shortstop Chris Rivera have issues with making consistent contact, but considering his level of experience and his overall talent level, Rivera's appear to be more worrisome.

In the same vein, Florida pitcher Jonathan Crawford has endured stretches where he's struggled with his fastball command. 

Taking not only the flag itself, but also the severity of it into account, here are notable prospects whom teams should be most concerned about heading into draft week.


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