13 April 2010

Crawdaddy 2010 Mock Draft April Edition

Here is the April edition of my 2010 Mock Draft, which I am sure Stotle will swoop in and inform me of any misevaluations. He is a bit more sharp on these and actually travels the circuit. My estimates are based on past behavior of teams and consensus evaluations. I also tinker with the stats, which certainly have very limited value.

1. Washington Nationals – Bryce Harper, C, CC of Southern Nevada - 9MM/3MM incentives

2. Pittsburgh Pirates – Deck McGuire, RHP, Georgia Tech - 4MM

3. Baltimore Orioles – Jameson Taillon, RHP, The Woodlands HS (TX) - 6MM

4. Kansas City Royals – Manny Machado, SS, Brito HS (FL) - 4.5MM

5. Cleveland Indians – Drew Pomeranz, LHP, Ole Miss - 4MM

6. Arizona Diamondbacks – Chris Sale, LHP, Florida Gulf Coast - 3.8MM

7. New York Mets – Austin Wilson, OF, Harvard-Westlake HS (CA) - 2.3MM

8. Houston Astros – Karsten Whitson, RHP, Chipley HS (FL) - 3MM

9. San Diego Padres – Nick Castellanos, 3B, Archbishop McCarthy HS (FL) - 3.7MM

10. Oakland Athletics – Yordy Cabrera, SS, Lakeland HS (FL) - 2.1MM

11. Toronto Blue Jays – Christian Colon, SS, Cal State Fullerton - 2.2MM

12. Cincinnati Reds – A.J. Cole, RHP, Oviedo HS (FL) - 2.5MM

13. Chicago White Sox – Dylan Covey, RHP, Maranatha HS (CA) - 2.4MM

14. Milwaukee Brewers – Anthony Ranaudo, RHP, LSU - 2.5MM

15. Texas Rangers – Zack Cox, 3B, Arkansas - 2.2MM

16. Chicago Cubs – Matt Harvey, RHP, Univ. of North Carolina - 2.5MM

17. Tampa Bay Rays – Yasmani Grandal, C, Miami - 1.8MM

18. Los Angeles Angels – Bryce Brentz, OF, Middle Tennessee State - 1.9MM

19. Houston Astros – Michael Choice, OF, UT Arlington - 1.6MM

20. Boston Red Sox – Kaleb Cowart, RHP, Cook County HS (GA) - 2MM

21. Minnesota Twins – Reggie Golden, OF, Wetumpka HS (AL) - 1.5MM

22. Texas Rangers – Brandon Workman, RHP, Texas - 1.5MM

23. Florida Marlins – Josh Sale, OF, Bishop Blanchet HS (WA) - 1.8MM

24. San Francisco Giants – Stetson Allie, RHP, St. Edwards HS (OH) - 1.5MM

25. St. Louis Cardinals – Kevin Gausman, RHP, Grandview HS (CO) - 1.4MM

26. Colorado Rockies – Justin O’Conner, SS/C, Cowan HS (IN) - 1.3MM

27. Philadelphia Phillies – Gary Brown, OF, California St. Univ. - Fullerton - 1.1MM

28. Los Angeles Dodgers – James Paxton, LHP, Grand Prairie (Independent) - 1.3MM

29. Los Angeles Angels – Micah Gibbs, C, LSU - 1.3MM

30. Los Angeles Angels – Jesse Hahn, RHP, Virginia Tech - 1.1MM

31. Tampa Bay Rays – Austin Wates, OF/1B, Virginia Tech - 0.9MM

32. New York Yankees – Kyle Parker, OF, Clemson - 1.8MM


Stotle said...

I think it's a fine Mock, Craw. Couple thoughts on bigger issues (I don't get too caught up in specifc slotting in Mocks, particularly at this early stage):

1. Yordy Cabrera is probably not a Top 10 guy right now, given his reported struggles this spring and his age (a little older than the other HSers).

2. Austin Wilson is a good student with ties to Stanford (mom), and with his dad an MIT guy I would think that school is a fairly big deal in the Wilson household. He could get selected early, but I imagine it will take a fair amount to pry him away. I also think his game may be raw enough that he doesn't go this early anyway, but he's a specimen to be sure.

3. As nice as his season has been, I can't see Gary Brown in the first round. Could be way off, but there will be little to no power as a pro and his value is going to be defensive because he doesn't walk...at all. He looks like a good 4th OF or bottom 3rd in the order CF with plus defensive value.

4. Not sure Austin Wates gets first round bites unless Tech starts giving him time in center field. That's where pro teams will want to play him, and they aren't getting any looks at him there at all.

5. I think Jesse Hahn is undervalued on your list, putting up solid efforts in a good ACC. Getting SO, not walking, slightly unlucky BABIP, and averaging over 6 IP per start.

Crawdaddy said...

Yeah, you hit all (well, most) of the picks I stuck my neck out on.

With Yordy . . . I tried looking at who the A's tend to pick (up the middle or advanced arms). They tend to shy away from big money deals (although there was word they loved Tate last year). I think, as my mock is set, Renaudo makes sense to me here.

Wilson . . . you are right that if he demands big money, the Mets are likely to shy away.

Brown . . . I might have jumped on him too early, but he does have some trappings of a Phillies pick. Toolsy, but maybe in this case not enough of a full toolset to be a first round guy.

Wates . . . I see as a 2nd rounder who the Rays snap up as an easy signing. He has some flexibility in position.

Hahn . . . you are probably 100% correct here.