Ian Levin's 2005 Draft Projection
|No.|| TEAM ||SELECTION|| COMMENT|
| 1|| Arizona|
| Justin Upton, SS - Chesapeake, VA|
6-2/180 - Bats: R Throws: R
2004: .569, 8 HR, 23 RBI, 30 SB
With the high school season yet to begin, nothing has changed. It appears that salary demands or an injury are all that can knock him down at this point.
| 2|| Kansas City|
| Alex Gordon, 3B -Nebraska|
6-1/210 - Bats: L Throws: L
2004: .267/.421/.533, 2 HR, 6 RBI
Gordon has gotten off to a slow start but judging the best hitter in the country after just 30 at-bats wouldn't be wise. Give him time and he'll find his way.
| 3|| Seattle|
| Cameron Maybin, OF - Asheville, NC|
6-3/200 - Bats: B Throws: R
2004: .536, 8 HR, 41 RBI
Like Upton, Maybin's stock is unikely to change without him taking the field. He is still the wildcard of the draft.
| 4|| Washington|
| Mike Pelfrey, RHP - Wichita St.|
6-7/215 - Bats: R Throws: R
2005: 2-1, 2.16 ERA, 25 IP, 24 K, 8 BB
Pelfrey's numbers thus far are very similar to those he posted last season. He will have a tough time breaking into the top 3, however.
| 5|| Milwaukee|
| Luke Hochevar, RHP - Tennessee|
6-4/205 - Bats: R Throws: R
2005: 3-1, 0.32 ERA, 28 IP, 34 K, 4 BB
A few more starts like that and Hochevar could pass Pelfrey on many draft boards. He has been virtually perfect in his four starts so far, allowing just one run.
| 6|| Toronto|
| Jeff Clement, C - USC|
6-1/205 - Bats: L Throws: R
2005:.207/.410/.414, 29 AB, 1 HR, 9 RBI
Like Gordon, Clement needs to be given more time to overcome his slow start. His ranking can't be changed this week.
| 7|| Colorado|
| Wade Townsend, RHP - Rice|
6-3/230 - Bats: R Throws: R
2004: 12-0, 1.80 ERA, 148 K, 45 BB
Since he can't help or hurt himself too much yet, his place in the draft depends on those around him. Without everyone in full swing yet, he stays in place.
| 8|| Tampa Bay|
| Tyler Greene, SS - Georgia Tech|
6-2/190 - Bats: R Throws: R
2005: .393/.500/.679, 28 AB, 0 HR, 5 RBI
The first change in the mock draft comes here with Tyler Greene. With Troy Tulowitzki's injury forcing him down, the Rays will stick with the position and grab Greene.
| 9|| New York|
| John Mayberry, Jr, 1B - Stanford U.|
6-5/230 - Bats: R Throws: R
2005: .311/.400/.492, 3 HR, 15 RBI
Mayberry has gotten off to an excellent start for Stanford showing solid power. If he can maintain this level, he will strengthen his stance as a top-10 pick.
| 10|| Detroit|
|Ryan Zimmerman, 3B - Virginia|
6-3/210 - Bats: R Throws: R
2005: .422/.491/.511, 45 AB, 0 HR, 18 RBI
With Greene off the board, the Tigers will turn their
attention to a promising bat in Ryan Zimmerman. His biggest question is his
power potential but he eased those concerns with an impressive performance for