2006 Draft Preview Index

For the first time in 3 years, the Giants have a first round draft pick, and for the first time in 9 years, it's a Top 10 overall pick! So as the draft approaches, SFDugout.com and its Scout.com partners look at the prospects for the 2006 draft in June!

Early Draft Projection

From our Scout.com partners comes this early mock first round of the 2006.

THE INTERVIEWS - COLLEGE

Evan Longoria
Long Beach State's next star shortstop talks about his goals for 2006, work ethic, and what current major leaguer he'd compare himself to.

Matt LaPorta
LaPorta is widely regarded as the top power prospect in the country, but is he just a one dimensional player? See what he says about that.

John Shelby (Free Preview)
The second baseman out of Kentucky was a 2nd team All-American in the preseason, and is the son of current Pittsburgh Pirates first base coach and former Oriole & Dodger John Shelby. How does the younger Shelby feel this helps him with his game?

THE INTERVIEWS - HIGH SCHOOL

Cody Johnson
Finding power in the draft is always a priority, and when it comes to the high schoolers, it may not get easier than with this gulf coast teenager.

Matt Latos
Latos could someday become a good position player, but he knows he could be a great pitcher. He may not make it out of the Top 15 picks in the draft.

Jordan Walden
Walden is the hardest throwing prep player in a year when power pitching is deep in the draft. But will inconsistency drop him down a deep draft board?

David Christensen
Christensen's goal is to become a great five tool player. Considering he throws 90+ MPH from the outfield, runs a 6.69 60 yard dash, and hit a 450'+ home run as a junior, he just might be one of them.

Ryan Jackson
Jackson may not be the ultimate five tool offensive prospect, but you'd be hard pressed to find a better defensive shortstop on the 2006 draft board.

Chris Marrero
The Miami high school senior has always been competitive with his brother, who has twice been selected in the draft before (but remains in college). Might they both be drafted in 2006, or will they both play at the University of Miami as teammates?

Torre Langley
Langley has always been small in stature, but that doesn't mean much when you're squatting behind the plate. His quick delivery to second makes him one of the few catchers worth taking in the shallowest area of the 2006 draft.

Andrew Clark
Clark suffered a horrific injury in 2004, and now has some serious choices to make about his future, with implications not just for him, but his teammates.

Kasey Kiker
Kiker is one of the top left handed preps in the country and also one of the most experienced high school players in the draft. He threw two no-hitters as a freshman, and pitched a save in the gold medal game of the World Youth Championships as a sophomore in Taiwan. What's next?

Dellin Betances
How many 6'9 kids that grow up in Brooklyn don't play basketball? This high school senior stands tall on the mound instead, and it gives him quite the advantage.

Derrick Robinson
Robinson is not only the fastest player in the 2006 draft, but has been speculated to be one of the fastest players ever in high school baseball. Though many think he's a future football player, see what Robinson himself has to say about that speculation.

Robbie Alcombrack (Free Preview)
This young catcher is a defensive wiz and might be committed to Arizona State, but if he's picked in the first 5 rounds, he might just go pro.

Chris Parmalee
The two way prospect from Chino Hills is one of those rare young hitters with a great knowledge of the strike zone, which probably comes from 10 years of pitching.

Hank Conger (Free Preview)
Conger is the top catching high school prospect, a switch hitter with 'Light Tower' power, and the Californian is living up so far to another 'Hammerin' Hank.

Gavin Brooks
Brooks was one of the top prep stars in California before a torn rotator cuff put his senior year in jeopardy. See what Brooks says about his present and future.

Doug Drabek
Kyle Drabek, son of former major leaguer Doug Drabek, has modest goals. He wants to win a state championship in his senior year of high school, and then get drafted in the top half of the first round of the 2006 draft.


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