2011 MLB Mock Draft: Will Levi Michael Soar With The Blue Jays At No. 21?
2011 MLB Mock Draft Gives Toronto Blue Jays SS Michael Levi With 21st Overall Pick
Toronto’s farm system had arguably the biggest single season improvement of any franchise between 2009 and 2010. There were a few reasons for that. One was the Roy Halladay trade which brought top prospects like Kyle Drabek and Anthony Gose. Another reason was because of the change in general manager from J.P Riccardi to Alex Anthopoulos.
Anthopoulos has been more aggressive in the draft and it looks like it will pay off big for them very soon. This year’s draft will see the Blue Jays add a potential impact shortstop to the system in North Carolina’s Levi Michael.
Michael is the best college shortstop available in the draft, though some scouts aren’t sure that he will remain at the position in the majors. His range at short is limited, which could push him over to second base at some point. He has played three positions in college – second, third and shortstop – so he has experience at the position.
His bat looks good as he shows good discipline at the plate and power to the gaps. He has a good swing that should allow him to hit for average.
|1. Pittsburgh - Gerrit Cole, RHP||18. Oakland - George Springer, CF|
|2. Seattle - Anthony Rendon, 3B||19. Boston - Alex Meyer, RHP|
|3. Arizona - Dylan Bundy, RHP||20. Colorado - C.J. Cron, 1B|
|4. Baltimore - Danny Hultzen, LHP||21. Toronto - Levi Michael, SS|
|5. Kansas City - Trevor Bauer, RHP||22. St. Louis - Jose Fernandez, RHP|
|6. Washington - Bubba Starling, CF||23. Washington - Tyler Anderson, LHP|
|7. Arizona - Sonny Gray, RHP||24. Tampa Bay - Kolten Wong, 2B|
|8. Cleveland - Jed Bradley, LHP||25. San Diego - Dillon Howard, RHP|
|9. Chicago Cubs - Mikie Mahtook, CF||26. Boston - Blake Swihart, C|
|10. San Diego - Matt Barnes, RHP||27. Cincinnati - Sean Gilmartin, LHP|
|11. Houston - Archie Bradley, RHP||28. Atlanta - Henry Owens, LHP|
|12. Milwaukee - Taylor Jungmann, RHP||29. San Francisco - Joe Ross, RHP|
|13. New York Mets - Taylor Guerreri, RHP||30. Minnesota - Brian Goodwin, CF|
|14. Florida Marlins - Cory Spangenberg, 3B||31. Tampa Bay - Brandon Nimmo, RF|
|15. Milwaukee - Javier Baez, 3B||32. Tampa Bay - Tyler Beede, RHP|
|16. Los Angeles Dodgers - Robert Stephenson, RHP||33. Texas - Travis Harrison, 3B|
|17. Los Angeles Angels - Francisco Lindor, SS|
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