The New and Improved SaberScouting Top 100

June 5th, 2008 · 2 Comments

By Kiley McDaniel & Frankie Piliere

I’ve run out of ideas for an intro for the last minute update to the Top 100, so I’ll talk about other articles.

Looks like we won’t be able to get the top 100 capsules and spreadsheet up and running by draft time, but it might be something we’ll do blurbs of the reports for a post-draft thing, or certain ones on demand.

I’ll definitely be sharing some as the picks come off the board. It’s just a lot of writing for two guys.

That’s another thing: Frankie won’t be here for live draft blogging as he’s doing the same for FoxSports.com, even now, right here.

After I post this, we’ll be coming back with a live draft blog with continuous updates and I might even take a stab at re-mocking the first round with what we know now.

As for now, here’s your list-version top 100 to keep handy, based on our evaluations and conversations with those in the game, suitable for framing. Enjoy it after the jump…

(Gerrit Cole photo: Orange Lutheran HS)

SaberScouting.com Draft Top 100

1. Tim Beckham, SS, Griffin HS (GA)
2. Pedro Alvarez, 3B, Vanderbilt
3. Buster Posey, C, Florida State
4. Brian Matusz, LHS, San Diego
5. Kyle Skipworth, C, Patriot HS (CA)
6. Justin Smoak, 1B, South Carolina
7. Gordon Beckham, SS, Georgia
8. Aaron Crow, RHS, Missouri
9. Eric Hosmer, 1B, American Heritage HS (FL)
10. Yonder Alonso, 1B, Miami (FL)
11. Shooter Hunt, RHS, Tulane
12. Casey Kelly, SS, Sarasota HS (FL)
13. Brett Lawrie, C, Brookswood SS (CAN)
14. Aaron Hicks, RHP/CF, Wilson HS (CA)
15. Christian Friedrich, LHS, Eastern Kentucky
16. Brett Wallace, 1B, Arizona State
17. Tim Melville, RHS, Holt HS (MO)
18. Ethan Martin, RHS, Stephen’s County HS (GA)
19. Gerrit Cole, RHS, Orange Lutheran HS (CA)
20. Zach Collier, RF, Chino Hills HS (CA)
21. Josh Fields, RHR, Georgia
22. Andrew Cashner, RHR, Texas Christian
23. Reese Havens, 2B, South Carolina
24. Jemile Weeks, 2B, Miami (FL)
25. Conor Gillaspie, 3B, Wichita State
26. Ryan Perry, RHR, Arizona
27. Alex Meyer, RHS, Greensburg HS (IN)
28. Jake Odorizzi, RHS, Highland HS (IL)
29. Jason Castro, C, Stanford
30. Aaron Weatherford, RHR, Mississippi State
31. Brad Holt, RHS, UNC-Wilmington
32. Daniel Schlereth, LHR, Arizona
33. Sonny Gray, RHR, Smyrna HS (TN)
34. Mike Montgomery, LHS, Hart HS (CA)
35. David Cooper, 1B, California
36. Brett Marshall, RHS, Sterling HS (TX)
37. Ike Davis, 1B, Arizona State
38. Wade Miley, LHS, Southeastern Louisiana
39. Isaac Galloway, CF, Los Osos HS (CA)
40. Brett DeVall, LHS, Niceville HS (FL)
41. Tyler Sample, RHS, Mullen HS (CO)
42. Anthony Hewitt, CF, Salisbury HS (CT)
43. Tanner Scheppers, RHS, Fresno State
44. Brett Hunter, RHR, Pepperdine
45. Zach Putnam, RHS, Michigan
46. Chris Carpenter, RHS, Kent State
47. Robbie Ross, LHS, Lexington Christian Academy HS (KY)
48. Ross Seaton, RHS, Second Baptist HS (TX)
49. Dennis Raben, RF, Miami (FL)
50. Nick Maronde, LHS, Lexington Catholic HS (KY)
51. Tyler Ladendorf, SS, Howard JC (TX)
52. Roger Kieschnick, RF, Texas Tech
53. James Darnell, RF, South Carolina
54. Kyle Lobstein, LHS, Coconino HS (AZ)
55. Tyler Stovall, LHS, Hokes Bluff HS (AL)
56. Bryan Price, RHR, Rice
57. Zach Stewart, RHR, Texas Tech
58. Niko Vazquez, 2B, Durango HS (NV)
59. Stephen Fife, RHS, Utah
60. Adrian Nieto, C, American Heritage HS (FL)
61. Jamie Mallard, 1B, Middleton HS (FL)
62. Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, Pitt CC (NC)
63. Tim Murphy, LHS, UCLA
64. Kyle Weiland, RHR, Notre Dame
65. Brent Warren, CF, Xavier HS (IA)
66. Tyler Chatwood, RHS, East Valley HS (CA)
67. Anthony Gose, LHR, Bellflower HS (CA)
68. Daniel Webb, RHS, Heath HS (KY)
69. Evan Frederickson, LHR, San Francisco
70. Tyson Ross, RHR, California
71. Cody Satterwhite, RHR, Mississippi
72. Zack Cox, 3B, Pleasure Ridge Park HS (KY)
73. Jaff Decker, RF, Sunrise Mountain HS (AZ)
74. Brad Hand, LHS, Chaska HS (MN)
75. Petey Paramore, C, Arizona State
76. Lance Lynn, RHS, Mississippi
77. Aaron Shafer, RHS, Wichita State
78. Scott Gorgen, RHS, UC-Irvine
79. Jordy Mercer, SS, Oklahoma State
80. Scott Bittle, RHR, Mississippi
81. Logan Forsythe, 2B, Arkansas
82. Ryan Westmoreland, CF, Portsmouth HS (RI)
83. Zeke Spruill, RHS, Kell HS (GA)
84. Josh Lindblom, RHR, Purdue
85. Allan Dykstra, 1B, Wake Forest
86. Destin Hood, CF, St. Paul’s Episcopal HS (AL)
87. Scott Green, RHR, Kentucky
88. Robbie Grossman, LF, Cy-Fair HS (TX)
89. Austin Dicharry, RHS, Klein-Collins HS (TX)
90. Seth Lintz, RHS, Marshall County HS (KY)
91. Brett Jacobson, RHR, Vanderbilt
92. Ryan Flaherty, 2B, Vanderbilt
93. Eric Thames, LF, Pepperdine
94. Bobby Lanigan, RHR, Adelphi
95. Xavier Avery, CF, Cedar Grove HS (GA)
96. Bobbu Bundy, RHS, Sperry HS (OK)
97. Donnie Roach, RHS, Bishop Gorman HS (NV)
98. D.J. Mitchell, RHR, Clemson
99. Andrew Liebel, RHS, Long Beach State
100. Blake Tekotte, CF, Miami (FL)

Other Names To Watch
Jay Austin, CF, North Atlanta HS (GA)
Charlie Blackmon, CF, Georgia Tech
Jeremy Bleich, LHS, Stanford
Ryan Carpenter, LHS, Cactus HS (AZ)
Zach Cone, CF, Parkview HS (GA)
Brandon Crawford, SS, UCLA
Jordan Danks, CF, TE\exas
Cutter Dykstra, CF, Westlake HS (CA)
Anthony Ferrara, LHS, Riverview HS (FL)
Carlos Gutierrez, RHR, Miami (FL)
Trey Haley, RHS, Central Heights HS (TX)
Erik Johnson, RHS, Los Altos HS (CA)
Jason Knapp, RHS, North Hunterdon HS (NJ)
Matt Marquis, LF, Immaculata HS (NJ)
Daniel Marrs, RHS, James River HS (VA)
Brandon Miller, C, Woodward Academy HS (GA)
Brett Mooneyham, LHS, Buhach Colony HS (CA)
Ricky Oropresa, 1B, Etiwanda HS (CA)
Shane Peterson, RF, Long Beach State
J.P. Ramirez, LF, Canyon HS (TX)
Xavier Scruggs, 1B, UNLV
Ryan Weber, RHS, Clearwater Central Catholic (FL)
Joe Wieland, RHS, Bishop Manogue HS (NV)
Vance Worley, RHS, Long Beach State

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