MLB Draft 2011: Looking At The 5 Best College Players Still On The Board
MLB Draft 2011 Saw A Number Of College Players Taken In Round 1, But There Is Plenty Of Value Remaining
The first-round of the 2011 MLB Draft was loaded with high-end college players taken early, led by Gerrit Cole going No. 1 to Pittsburgh, but there are still a lot of high-ceiling college players still on the board in round 2.
Here are the five best college players remaining on the board.
1) Andrew Susac, C - The Oregon State catcher is the best college catcher in this draft. He looks good defensively, showing good arm strength, but lacking ideal receiving skills behind the plate. He has good power, though he will have to clean up his swing to hit for average.
2) Alex Dickerson, LF - Dickerson has tremendous power and a good approach at the plate allowing him to hit for a high average. He is limited defensively and could end up at first base or designated hitter.
3) Josh Osich, RHP - ESPN's Keith Law said that the Rangers were looking at Osich with the final pick of the first-round, but they opted to go for Kevin Matthews. He is still making his way back from an elbow injury, but has looked strong this season in the Pac-10.
4) Jason Esposito, 3B - Vanderbilt's third baseman is likely going to make it to the big leagues thanks to his defense. His offense has been suspect this season, which has caused him to fall out of the first-round.
5) Erik Johnson, RHP - Johnson doesn't have great stuff, but he has enough command to make him a potential starter in the majors. He doesn't have consistent command of any of his pitches right now.
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