*Stats As Of 6/1/06
1. David Price (LHP, Vanderbilt) - 9-4, 3.81 ERA, 104 IP, 147 SO, 38 BB
Price is an electrifying, 6-foot-6 lefty who not only has the projectability and explosive stuff, but the college polish to go along with it. He's armed with swing and miss type stuff and and has an aura of confidence that simply can't be taught. The big lefty had an excellent year with Vanderbilt and appears to be right on track to remain the favorite for the number one overall pick in 2007. A southpaw who truly has it all, he figures to be a prospect of Mark Prior-esque hype in 2007, barring any unexpected injuries or missteps this summer or next spring.
2. Michael Main (RHP/OF, Deland HS)
The only real question scouts have about Michael Main is whether he best suited for the mound or his bat is too valuable. Other than that, Main has all the characteristics of a future top ten pick in the draft. As a position player, he has all five tools, and on the mound, he is just as intriguing. On a few different occasions, Main's heater sat at 93-97 MPH. Needless to say, he can be electrifying in either role, and scouts will be given the difficult task of deciding his role at the professional level. In that respect, Main will be the Kyle Drabek of the 2007 draft.
3. Joe Savery (OF/P, Rice U.) - .332, 223 AB, 19 2B, 7 HR, 57 RBI, 6 SB
Like many other top 2007 prospects on this list, Savery is an ultra-talented two-way star. Believe it or not, there is still no consensus as to where he profiles as a professional. His bat could be an impact one at the next level but he is also very intriguing on the mound. This will be one of the more interesting storylines moving toward next year's draft.
4. Sean Doolittle (LHP, U. Virginia) - 11-2, 2.38 ERA, 90.2 IP, 64 Hits, 21 BB, 108 K
Among the talented two-way players in the nation, and there are a lot of them, Sean Doolittle is among the best. A blessed southpaw pitching talent, Sean also has a potent lefty bat as well. His Cape Cod league campaign may answer the question as to where he profiles best.
5. Robert Stock (RHP/C, Agoura Hills HS) - .451, 82 AB, 9 2B, 6 HR, 25 BB, 8K
Robert Stock may only be going into his senior year in high school, but he has a long been on the radar of big league scouts. In fact, he's been a standout since the age of 15. He's flashed a 94 MPH fastball on the mound, big league power at the plate, and ability behind the plate, but where does he fit at the professional level?
6. J.P. Arencibia (C, U. Tennessee) - .352, 216 AB, 17 2B, 11 HR, 52 RBI, 20 BB, 30 K
Following a draft that lacked talent behind the dish, Tennessee backstop, J.P. Arencibia is the complete package and he is an early top ten candidate for 2007. With power at the plate, pure hitting ability, exceptional receiving skills and a strong arm, J.P. is everything a scout could possibly want.
7. Erik Goeddel (RHP, Bellarmine Prep)
A polished high school righty, Goeddel has all the makings of a first round pick. With an excellent breaking ball and a fastball that touches the low-90's, his stuff alone is enough to impress scouts. However, his command and maturity could bring him to the head of the class.
8. Andrew Brackman (RHP, NC State)
Arguably the top 2007 draft prospect entering his 2006 season, the towering 6-foot-10 righty suffered a stress fracture in his left hip in March that, by the middle of May, put him on the shelf for the rest of the season. When healthy, he can be as dominant as any pitcher in the country, but he'll need a strong bounce back season as a junior.
9. Matt Wieters (C/RHP, Georgia Tech) - .333, 234 AB, 19 2B, 10 HR, 61 RBI, 47 BB, 35 K, 2 SB
Another exciting two way star, Wieters' future is more likely as a position player, despite his promise on the hill. He has thunder in his bat and has an outstanding arm behind the plate that scouts are already raving about.
10. John Tolisano (SS, Estero HS) - .610, 82 AB, 10 2B, 49 RBI, 2 3B, 9 HR, 29 BB, 9 K
Perhaps the best all around prep position player in the 2007 draft class, Tolisano can truly do it all. Showing all five tools, the Florida native's draft stock continues to rise. Plus, he'll have ample opportunity to showcase himself in the Aflac All-American Classic in August.
11. Wes Roemer (RHP, Cal State Fullerton) - 11-1, 2.01 ERA, 125.2 IP, 91 Hits, 4 BB, 113 K
Arguably the best pitcher in all of college baseball in 2006, Roemer will be a hot commodity in the 2007 draft due to his polish, experience, track record, and pure stuff.
12. Jason Heyward (OF, Henry County HS)
A big lefty slugger with prolific power, Heyward has plus tools across the board that excite scouts perhaps more than any position player from the 2006 draft. Everything about him, including his 6-foot-4 frame, strong throwing arm, bat speed, and pure strength, points to a successful professional career.
13. Nick Schmidt (LHP, U. Arkansas) - 9-3, 2.98 ERA, 108.2 IP, 80 Hits, 48 BB, 135 K
Likely to be one of the surest bets in the 2007 class, Schmidt will offer teams a polished product that also has the upside of a frontline starter. Barring injuries or unforeseen developments, Schmidt is a likely early first rounder in 2007.
14. Beau Mills (3B, Fresno St.) - .355, 200 AB, 20 2B, 14 HR, 58 RBI, 17 BB, 31 K
As of now, Mills is one of the elite college position players in the 2007 class. With a powerful lefty bat and soft hands at third base, he'll be followed closely in the Cape Cod League this summer and next spring back at Fresno State.
15. Michael Burgess (OF, Hillsborough HS)
Burgess packs a lot of tools into his 5-foot-11 frame, tools that make him one of the most exciting high school players in the country. With an arm that produces 90 MPH throws from right field and major league power, Burgess has put himself in the picture as an early round pick in 2007.
16. Danny Rams (C, Gulliver Prep HS)
Perhaps the best power hitter in the 2007 high school class, Rams has shown light tower power over the past year that has left scouts amazed. With a strong arm from behind the plate to go along with the prolific righty power, Rams figures to get an abundance of attention next June.
17. Freddie Freeman (OF, El Modena HS)
Leaving another difficult choice for scouts, Freddie Freeman has starred at the plate and on the mound. Armed with a fastball that touches 91 MPH and a big time power stroke from the left hand side of the plate, he's a potential first rounder at either spot.
18. Brad Meyers (RHP, Loyola Marymount) - 8-4, 3.23 ERA, 111.1 IP, 117 Hits, 30 BB, 62 K
With a 6-foot-6 frame and a fastball in excess of 90 MPH, it is easy to see why teams can't wait to get their hands on Brad Meyers in the 2007 draft. He didn't miss nearly enough bats in 2006 and will need to learn to use his off speed pitches more effectively.
19. Josh Smoker (LHP, Calhoun HS)
While watching Josh Smoker pitch, it is easy to forget that this southpaw is not yet a senior in high school. He is already around 88 MPH with his fastball, with more to come, and he sports two plus off-speed pitches in his curveball and changeup that he can locate on the black. Josh is everything a team could want in a lefty pitcher and his potential is limitless.
20. Cole St.Clair (Rice LHP Closer) - 5-2, 1.59 ERA, 62.1 IP, 29 Hits, 23 BB, 88 K
There is always a handful of college closers that are taken early in each draft, and if the the 2007 draft was held today, Cole St.Clair may be the first one selected. The Rice southpaw has the ideal makeup and demeanor for a big league reliever.
21. Justin Jackson (SS, TC Roberson HS) - .506, 77 AB, 4 2B, 3 3B, 10 HR, 28 RBI, 20 SB, 17 BB, 7 K
Justin Jackson is a speedy, athletic shortstop that fits the ideal mold of high school infielders taken early in the draft. The key to his prospect status next June will be the development of his power stroke, but most scouts feel it will only be a matter of time.
22. Jake Arrieta (RHP, TCU) - 13-4, 102.2 IP, 2.45 ERA, 87 Hits, 36 BB, 103 K
Texas Christian University has produced two top pitching talents in the past two drafts in Lance Broadway and Brad Furnish, but righty, Jake Arrieta may end up being more successful than both of them. A polished product with electric stuff, scouts will be monitoring Jake very closely.
23. Todd Frazier (OF, Rutgers U.) - .368, 209 AB, 14 SB, 3 3B, 9 HR, 44 RBI, 21 SB
This name should certainly sound familiar. A former Little League World Series star, Frazier has now made a name for himself at Rutgers as an outfielder with a combination of speed and big time, raw power. He's on the verge of becoming a top ten candidate for the 2007 draft.
24. Hunter Ovens (OF, Cardinal Mooney HS)
If a scout is looking for tools, they don't come much toolsier than high school outfielder, Hunter Ovens. A righty swinging speedster with big power potential, scouts believe he is that rare breed commonly known as the five-tool player.
25. Damon Sublett (IF, Wichita St.) - .394, 165 AB, 9 2B, 10 HR, 45 RBI, 31 BB, 34 K, 12 SB
Perhaps the best offensive second baseman in the country, Sublett has firmly established himself as an elite draft prospect heading into his 2007 campaign. He possesses surprising power, an excellent batting eye and good speed that scouts love.
26. Nathan Vineyard (OF/LHP, Woodland HS)
One of the top high school two-way stars, Vineyard may profile better as southpaw pitcher, given that he is more polished on the mound and is already pumping 90 MPH fastballs. But, scouts find it difficult not to be intrigued by his lefty power in the batter's box.
27. Corey Brown (OF, Oklahoma St.) - .366, 194 AB, 13 2B, 6 3B, 11 HR, 37 RBI, 41 BB, 48 K, 14 SB
Brown, coming off a big freshman year at Oklahoma State, certainly didn't experience a sophomore slump in 2006. If he continues to show a great mix of tools, he could find himself selected in the first round of the 2007 draft.
28. Kyle Blair (RHP, Los Gatos HS) - 12-1, 0.16 ERA, 82 2/3 IP, 127 K, 14 BB, 41 Hits
Armed with a fastball that has been clocked in the mid-90's and an outstanding curveball, this righty is one of the best prep pitchers in the 2007 class. High school statistics mean very little, but in this case, Blair's are extremely difficult to ignore.
29. Greg Peavey (RHP, Hudson's Bay HS)
A projectable, hard throwing prep righty, Peavey is already among the top pitchers in the 2007 draft class. However, he'll get his first real taste of national exposure at the Perfect Game National Showcase later this month.
30. Matt Mangini (3B, NC St.) - .342, 231 AB, 16 HR, 3 3B, 7 HR, 60 RBI
Mangini is one of the best pure hitters in the draft and his development has already been compared to that of former #2 overall pick and fellow third baseman, Alex Gordon.
31. Michael Taylor (OF, Stanford) - .309, 207 AB, 14 2B, 4 HR, 33 RBI, 21 BB, 30 K
A highly touted prospect coming out of high school, Taylor decided on college and it appears that he made the right decision. Entering his junior season, he is regarded as one of the best all around players in the 2007 draft class.
32. Neil Ramirez (RHP, Kempsville HS)
A righty pitcher with one of the best pure arms in the draft, Ramirez could move up this list quickly if he proves himself in the upcoming Perfect Game National Showcase.
33. Nolan Gallagher (RHP, Stanford) - 4-4, 3.23 ERA, 55.2 IP, 53 Hits, 26 BB, 44 K
When the draft rolls around next June, Gallagher is likely to fit the role of "polished college starting pitcher." He has experience, a nice repertoirre, and solid stuff.
34. Sean Morgan (RHP, Tulane) - 8-5, 3.32 ERA, 111.0 IP, 87 Hits, 36 BB, 121 K
Morgan has proved to be one of the most exciting college pitchers in the nation. Scouts are intrigued by his ability to miss bats and keep his walks totals in check.
35. Kellen Kulbacki (1B, James Madison) - .464, 194 AB, 17 2B, 24 HR, 75 RBI, 30 BB, 32 K, 13 SB
Kulbacki, who compiled one of the most incredible seasons in college baseball history, narrowly missed winning the triple crown. Needless to say, he has made a name for himself. If he can come close to repeating what he did as a sophomore in 2007, the James Madison standout can expect an early round selection.
36. Brett Krill (OF, Aliso Niguel HS)
Krill's offensive approach has been likened to that of big league star, Moises Alou, and he's also displayed above average speed and good arm strength from the outfield.
37. James Adkins (LHP, U. Tennessee) - 8-6, 4.50 ERA, 106 IP, 96 Hits, 42 BB, 112 K
Adkins entered the season with high expectations, but the results ended up very pedestrian for such a highly touted prospect. But, a strong effort in 2007 will put him right back on track.
38. Sequoyah Stonecipher (CF, Mission Bay HS)
Stonecipher is a speedy center fielder that has tools to burn. He'll get his first chance in the national spotlight in the Aflac All-American game this August.
39. Cody Allen (RHP, Boone HS)
Allen comes at hitters with a devastating fastball/slider combination that overmatches high school hitters. His fastball is already over 90 MPH and most scouts feel he could eventually be in the mid-90's.
40. Zach Cozart (SS, U. Miss.) - .347, 245 AB, 16 2B, 9 HR, 61 RBI, 16 BB, 23 K, 14 SB
With a huge sophomore season with the bat and the glove, Cozart quickly made a name for himself at Mississippi. Scouts are intrigued by his combination of speed and solid power, and believe he could move quickly through the professional ranks.
41. Josh Fields (Closer - U. Georgia) - 3-2, 1.69 ERA, 42.2 IP, 30 Hits, 7 BB, 49 K, 14 SV
At this point, Fields is most likely the second best college closer in the 2007 draft class, behind Cole St.Clair. He lacks projectability at 6-feet, but the polish and pure stuff are very present.
42. Austin Krum (OF, Dallas Baptist U.) - .368, 242 AB, 16 2B, 9 HR, 30 RBI, 30 BB, 28 SO, 19 SB
Krum, also a member of Team USA, put together an outstanding all around season in 2006, and is rapidly moving up the rankings.
43. Nick Noonan (SS, Francis Parker HS) - .404, 57 AB, 3 HR, 19 RBI
A toolsy shortstop out of Francis Parker High School in San Diego, Noonan was recently selected to play in the Aflac All-American game, giving scouts the opportunity to better analyze his skills.
44. Josh Horton (SS, UNC) - .408, 223 AB, 14 2B, 5 HR, 48 RBI, 28 BB, 22 K, 11 SB,br>
Horton had a monster season for the Tarheels and he could be forcing his way into the early round picture of the 2007 draft.
45. Kenn Kasparek (RHP, U. Texas) - 4-2, 4.13 ERA, 56.2 IP, 57 Hits, 26 BB, 32 K
A towering, 6-foot-10 righty, Kasparek has long been touted for his potential, but is just now beginning to realize it. A breakout junior year wouldn't come as a surprise.
46. Taylor Harbin (2B, Clemson U.) - .316, 228 AB, 5 HR, 38 RBI, 8 SB
Despite a pedestrian 2006 campaign, Harbin plays for a powerhouse Clemson program and has the polish to be an early selection in next June's draft.
47. Jon Gilmore (IF/RHP, City High School)
Another two-way star, Gilmore has tremendous upside both on the mound and as a shortstop. His arm produces 90 MPH fastballs, but his power potential and shortstop actions are highly intriguing as well.
48. Curtis Casali (C, New Canaan HS)
As far as upside, Curtis Casali may have the most of any catcher in the '07 class. With a strong arm behind the dish and big power at the plate, Casali is already drawing big time interest from scouts.
49. Kentrail Davis (OF, Theodore HS) - .448, 12 HR, 35 RBI, 32 SB
At 5-foot-9, he's certainly not the biggest player in this draft class, but his his explosive hand speed at the plate speaks for itself. Davis is one of the best high school lefty bats in the class.
50. Brad Emaus (IF, Tulane) - .293, 222 AB, 17 2B, 5 HR, 39 RBI, 39 BB, 30 K, 9 SB
Emaus didn't perform quite up to his expectations in 2006 for Tulane, as many of his teammates stole the spotlight from him. But, his offensive potential is unquestioned.
51. Nathan Striz (RHP, San Fe Catholic HS)
A big, physical righty, Striz offers quite a bit of projection and only figures to get better as he matures and learns how to pitch. Scouts love that he already commands three solid pitches and he's already an early round candidate for the 2007 draft.
52. D.J. Swatscheno (LHP, Flanigan HS) - 8-2, 0.97 ERA, 72 IP, 122 K, 32 Hits, 26 BB
Power pitching high school lefties are hard to come by, but Swatscheno looks like he'll be one of the best in the 2007 draft class. He's already over 90 MPH at times with his heater and projects as a legitimate mid-90's guy down the road.
53. Adrian Ortiz (CF, Pepperdine) - .335, 179 AB, 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 28 RBI, 9 BB, 9 K, 9 SB
Ortiz is a rangy center fielder from Pepperdine that will go as far as his defense, speed, and contact hitting will take him. There isn't much thunder in his bat but he's likely to hit for a high average at the professional level.
54. Josh Means (OF/RHP, Kennesaw Mountain HS)
A fantastic two-way prospect, scouts feel that Means could be high round draft choice as a pitcher and as an outfielder.
55. Tanner Robles (LHP, Cottonwood HS)
A talented high school lefty, Robles is one of the most projectable pitchers in the class. His fastball command is outstanding and his off-speed pitches have shown potential as well.
56. Sam Runion (RHP, Reynolds HS)
A 6-foot-4 right-hander from North Carolina, Runion possesses one of the most powerful fastballs among high school pitchers in the nation. His size also bodes well for his projectability.
57. Darwin Barney (SS, Oregon St.) - .348, 207 AB, 11 2B, 3 3B, 29 RBI, 37 BB, 13 K
A contact hitting extraordinaire, Barney has quickly become a favorite among scouts who followed Oregon State this year. He plays the game hard and has very few weaknesses.
58. Yoandy Barroso (OF, Miami Springs HS)
A Florida high school player with perhaps the best outfield arm in the country, Barroso is a prototypical right fielder at the professional level. Not to mention, his lightning quick bat excites scouts as well.
59. Eric Berger (LHP, U. Arizona)
Entering the season, Berger was among the elite college pitchers in the nation, but a tweaked tendon in his throwing arm cut his season short. However, there's no reason not to expect a strong junior year from this talented southpaw.
60. David Kopp (RHP, Clemson) - 4-1, 4.44 ERA, 52.2 IP, 55 Hits, 19 BB, 45 K
An intricate part of a powerhouse Clemson pitching staff, Kopp will likely step into the Friday starter role in 2007. With that in mind, he'll have a golden chance to showcase his ability to scouts and put himself in position for a possible first round selection.
61. Blake Beavan (RHP, Irving HS) - 8-1, 0.36 ERA, 58 1/3 IP, 99 K, 25 Hits, 12 BB
A big, 6-foot-6 righty, Beavan is one of the most intriguing prep arms in the 2007 draft class. He's extremely raw but teams will be following his potentially power arm closely over the next year. Beavan was also a member of Team USA's youth team.
62. Connor Graham (RHP, Miami Ohio) - 3-2, 46 IP, 4.70 ERA, 59 Hits, 25 BB, 41 K
Graham's performance wasn't quite up to par in 2006, but scouts have faith in his stuff and feel that he'll come back strong in 2007.
63. Josh Vitters (3B, Cypress HS)
A big, strong third baseman, he has one of more interesting power bats in the country. He is still somewhat raw, but the bat speed, raw strength, and loft in his swing are all there.
64. Eric Sogard (IF, Arizona St.) - .366, 172 AB, 13 2B, 5 RBI, 9 HR, 49 RBI, 26 BB, 28 K
A quality college infielder, Sogard appears to have the polish and contact hitting ability that could make him a high round draft choice next June.
65. John Ely (RHP, Miami Ohio) - 8-2, 3.57 ERA, 75.2 IP, 76 Hits, 21 BB, 80 K
When the 2007 draft rolls around, Ely will offer team a polished college righty that also has the ability to rack up strikeouts at the next level. But, he needs to improve his control to take the next step as a draft prospect.
66. Warren McFadden (OF, Tulane) - .381, 223 AB, 22 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 48 RBI, 27 BB, 45 K
Leading the charge from a strong Tulane program, McFadden greatly increased his 2007 draft stock in his sophomore season. However, he'll need to cut down on his strikeouts to be successful at the professional level.
67. Madison Bumgarner (LHP, South Caldwell HS)
If you're looking for a sleeper in the 2007 draft class, Madison Bumgarner might be your best option. A 6-foot-5 southpaw, Bumgarner's fastball has been clocked in the mid-90's, while he sits at 89-91 MPH.
68. Justin Poovey (RHP, South Caldwell HS)
Bumgarner's teammate, Poovey has also made quite a name for himself as they lead a powerhouse South Caldwell High School baseball program. Poovey has also been clocked as high as 94 MPH.
69. Garrett Nash (SS, Jordan HS)
There are few standout players from the state of Utah, but Garrett Nash is looking to add his name to that list. He is essentially a line drive hitter at this point, but most believe that there is power potential in his compact swing.
70. Danny Payne (OF, Georgia Tech) - .356, 180 AB, 14 2B, 11 HR, 44 RBI, 31 BB, 48 K, 20 SB
Before late season shoulder injury slowed him down, Danny Payne was on a roll at the plate for Georgia Tech. By next season, however, he may be a first round candidate given his spectacular combination of power and speed.
71. Timothy Ferguson (SS, West Brook HS)
An excellent power hitting prospect from Texas, Ferguson also shows strong infield actions and above average speed. As a complete package, Ferguson is an interesting prospect to follow.
72. Mickey Storey (RHP, Florida Atlantic) - 7-9, 3.84 ERA, 119.2 IP, 127 Hits, 125 K, 30 BB
Storey did very little to diminish the prospect status that he had coming into his sophomore season at Florida Atlantic. While his ERA was slightly elevated, his strikeout and walk totals were right on par.
73. Chad Flack (1B/3B, UNC) - .376, 237 AB, 16 2B, 2 3B, 11 HR, 55 RBI, 10 BB, 31 K, 13 SB
A slugging corner infielder, Flack made a late charge in the 2006 season to prove that he was still the same prospect he was after his freshman year at UNC. His power should play well at the next level and he's also displayed surprising speed.
74. Matt Harvey (RHP, Fitch HS)
A 6-foot-4 projectable righty from Connecticut, Harvey is one of the few top prospects from the northeastern region in the 2007 draft class. He'll find it difficult to get attention, but if his fastball continues to touch the 90's, the scouts will come.
75. Matt Rizzotti (1B, Manhattan College) - .349, 189 AB, 14 2B, 3 3B, 8 HR, 41 RBI, 50 BB, 43 K
A slugging first baseman from Manhattan College, Rizzotti has simply pounded his competition in his first two college seasons and he has recently shown the ability to hit top notch college pitching in the NCAA Regionals.
76. Julio Borbon (OF, U. Tennessee) - .366, 235 AB, 14 2B, 5 3B, 1 HR, 30 RBI, 19 BB, 15 K, 19 SB
A speedster from the University of Tennessee, Borbon doesn't profile to hit for much power, but his compact stroke will allow him to make contact and hit professional breaking pitches.
77. Brad Chalk (OF, Clemson) - .351, 208 AB, 8 2B, 4 3B, 0 HR, 19 RBI, 11 HBP, 36 BB, 18 K, 17 SB
A big part of Clemson's high powered offense, the only thing missing from Chalks' game is power. On the other hand, even without the power stroke, Brad's plate discipline and speed will be very enticing for scouts.
78. Matt Hague (OF, U. Washington) - .381, 226 AB, 17 2B, 6 HR, 45 RBI, 30 BB, 28 K, 8 SB
A big, strong outfielder from Washington, Hague offers a solid toolset to any team interested in drafting him next June. Some feel that if he takes the next step and learns to hit for more power, he's a potential first rounder.
79. Aaron Brown (RHP, Houston) - 1-3, 6.42 ERA, 40.2 IP, 22 BB, 47 K
It was a rough season for Aaron Brown, but there is no denying his plus stuff. The main problem is his control. If he can cut back on the walks, success won't be far behind.
80. Wynn Pelzer (RHP, U. South Carolina) - 4-4, 3.99 ERA, 65.1 IP, 51 Hits
Pelzer compiled a solid sophomore year for South Carolina and could draw very early interest next June. If he maintains command of all of his pitches, he could be an excellent strikeout pitcher as well.
81. Evan Stobbs (3B, Sarasota HS)
Stobbs' hitting exploits have become well known around Florida as the righty swinging third baseman has shown plus power to all fields.
82. Carlos Gutierrez (RHP, Miami) - 9-6, 4.08 ERA, 86 IP, 77 Hits, 32 BB, 59 K
After putting together a solid sophomore season, Gutierez may have forced his way into the early round landscape, but he'll need to prove that he can duplicate those results in 2007.
83. Evan Danieli (RHP, Seton Hall Prep)
It is quite difficult to ignore a pitcher that stands 6-foot-8 and possesses a fastball that exceeds 90 MPH. Seton Hall Prep has produced some solid players and Danieli may be the next to add his name to that list.
84. Mark Peterson (LHP, LPA HS)
A 6-foot-5 southpaw from Florida, Peterson's fastball sits in the high-80's, touching the low-90's. More importantly, his ceiling is unlimited due to his size and loose arm action.
85. Michael McGuire (RHP, Delaware) - 2-2, 6.81 ERA, 38.1 IP, 42 K, 27 BB
Before the 2006 college season began, McGuire was one of the top 15 pitchers in '07 draft class, but after a disappointing sophomore season, he'll need to prove himself once again next year.
86. Seth Blair (RHP/SS, Rock Falls HS)
Blair is one of the top pitching prospects in the 2007 but is still quite raw at this point. However, if he he can prove that he can corral his plus stuff, he'll move up this list dramatically.
87. Daniel Elorriaga-Matra (C, Stoneman Douglas HS)
Elorriaga-Matra has established himself as one of the top catching prospects in the 2007 draft as a result of his strong arm and intriguing power.
88. Ben Hunter (RHP, Wake Forest U.) - 1-2, 1.47 ERA, 55 IP, 17 BB, 70 K, 14 SV
Although he is 88th on this list, if Hunter can repeat his sophomore performance in 2007 for the Demon Deacons, he could be selected in the first couple rounds as a closer. He was among the leaders in the nation in strikeouts per nine innings.
89. Andrew Nettune (C, All Saint Episcopal HS)
Nettune is already one of the top all around catching prospects in the 2007 draft, and he is just now beginning to realize his potential. As a catch and throw guy, the Texas native has also displayed power from the right hand side of the plate.
90. Wade Korpi (LHP, Notre Dame) - 7-2, 2.00 ERA, 76.1 IP, 55 Hits, 27 BB, 94 K
Korpi is a classic example of a successful college lefty who doesn't necessarily have the power stuff of a high round draft selection. However, because of his excellent secondary pitches, he racks up strikeouts at the college level.
91. Eric Hillenbrand (OF, Torrey Pines HS) - .418, 98 AB, 6 2B, 2 HR, 14 BB, 7 K
A power hitting right fielder with a cannon for an arm, Hillenbrand is also an excellent pitching prospect with an 89 MPH fastball. It isn't clear if he'll take the next step as a prospect, but he has the tools to be a early round draft pick next June.
92. Joe Yermal (RHP, McDonogh HS)
Yermal is a towering high school righty that is all about the projection. At this point, his fastball is in the upper-80's, but scouts are dreaming about what his 6-foot-6 frame and easy arm action could do with some tweaking and natural maturation.
93. Andrew Romine (SS, Arizona St.) - .381, 63 AB, 3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 12 RBI
In a year that appears to be loaded with talented college shortstops, Romine may not get all the credit he truly deserves. However, if he can duplicate his 2006 performance, he'll get quite a bit of consideration for the first few rounds of the draft.
94. Ed Easley (C, Miss. St.) - .357, 227 AB, 17 2B, 4 HR, 40 RBI, 28 BB, 33 K
Come June, teams are always looking for catchers who show that they can hit and can receive. That's what they'll find in Ed Easley as he'll draw quite a bit of attention in the class of 2007.
95. A.J. Regoli (OF, Palm Beach Central HS)
Although he lacks physical size, Regoli surprises many with his big time power. With the ability to drive the ball to all fields using his plus bat speed, Regoli figures to be a prototypical right fielder at the next level. He flashes one of the best throwing arms in the class and he gets good jumps despite average foot speed. Known for a great work ethic, Regoli will be one to keep an eye on in the next 12 months.
96. Remington Wilson (C, Cottonwood HS)
For a team looking for an outstanding defensive high school catcher, Wilson looks like he'll be one of the finest in the 2007 class. His athleticism and great arm strength have scouts excited about his future potential. His offensive game is not up to par with the other top position players in the draft, hence the lower ranking. If and when he shows some improvement to his slightly long swing, which most scouts believe he will, he'll be a hot commodity come next June.
97. Steven Brooks (Seton Hall Prep OF) - As of 5/1: .484, 31 AB, 7 HR, 3 2B
An exciting, speedy, New Jersey high schooler, Steven Brooks has still yet to reach his potential. He's still growing and filling out physically and he should be a lot of fun to watch in the coming years. Brooks runs a 6.41/40 and has great gap power. Not to mention, he's flashed plus outfield range and an excellent arm. Although he's got some work to do, Brooks has potential that is through the roof.
98. Justin Baum (C/3B, U. Pacific) - .214, 182 AB, 12 2B, 12 HR, 46 RBI, 23 BB, 62 K
Despite an extremely disappointing sophomore season, scouts still hold out hope that Baum's big raw power is playable at the professional level. With 12 home runs in 2006, it's obvious that the power is there, but he simply doesn't make enough contact yet. The raw tools are there and perhaps a tough season will allow him to make strides as a junior in 2007.
99. Tim Alderson (RHP, Horizon HS)
A towering a prep righty, Alderson has a fastball that has been clocked as high as 94 MPH. He's a raw product from Arizona, but scouts will be monitoring him closely over the next year to see if he can put it all together. If his learns to use his size and finds consistency with his breaking ball and changeup, he could soar up this list given his projectability.
100. Aaron Brewer (RHP, Red Oak HS)
A tall, 6-foot-7 righty, Brewer is all about projectability. Scouts know little about him at this point, but he'll get an opportunity to showcase himself at the Perfect Game National this month.
Top 100 MLB Draft Prospects for 2007
*Stats As Of 6/1/06