NCAA Draft Prospects

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2013 NCAA Draft Big Board

  The amateur draft kicks off on Thursday, June 6. And here’s a look at NCAA Draft Big Board. Click on the player’s name for a more detailed analysis.   #1. Kris Bryant, 3B, University of San Diego The elite bat in the class, Bryant profiles as a middle-of-the-lineup thumper, capable of hitting .290/.360/.540 with…

College Draft Profile: Scott Frazier

  Scott Frazier, RHP, Pepperdine University Class: Junior; Height: 6-7; Weight: 230; Position: RHP Despite the rather vanilla 4.06 ERA, the lanky, 6-foot-7 right-hander from Pepperdine has turned in a fairly impressive season in 2013. In 13 starts for the Waves, Frazier missed an above-average amount of bats (8.42 K/9) while posting a solid 3.60…

College Draft Profile: Pat Blair

Pat Blair, SS, Wake Forest University Class: Senior; Height: 5-10; Weight: 180; B/T: R/R A 24th round pick last June by the Astros, Blair chose not to sign, opting instead to head back to Wake Forest for his senior year. And the Demon Deacons’ shortstop turned in his best season to date, hitting .283/.459/.424 with…

College Draft Profile: D.J. Snelten

  D.J. Snelten, LHP, University of Minnesota Class: Junior; Height: 6-7; Weight: 230 Updated: 06/04/13 A massive left-hander that’s not quite up to par with his teammate Tom Windle, also a fellow southpaw, Snelten lacks the ability to miss bats. In 58.7 innings this season, the 6-foot-7 hurler struck out just 42 (6.44 K/9) and…

College Draft Profile: Kyle McGowin

  Kyle McGowin, RHP, Savannah State University Class: Junior; Height: 6-3; Weight: 180 Updated: 06/03/13 McGowin turned in a dominant 2013, throwing 120.1 innings while averaging an impressive 10.10 K/9 and just 2.24 BB/9 with a tidy 2.02 ERA. Projection: McGowin’s likely to be the highest player picked from Savannah State. And while his numbers…

College Draft Profile: Buck Farmer

  Buck Farmer, RHP, Georgia Tech Class: Senior; Height: 6-4; Weight: 223 Updated: 06/04/13 After turning in a solid junior season (106.2 IP, 9.70 K/9, and 3.12 BB/9), the Milwaukee Brewers selected Farmer in the fifteenth round last season. The 6-foot-4 right-hander opted not to sign, heading back Georgia Tech and potentially risking injury as…

College Draft Profile: Taylor Williams

Taylor Williams, RHP, Kent State University Class: Junior; Height: 5-11; Weight: 185 Updated: 06/02/13 Small right-handers out of the MAC typically won’t get noticed, but Williams is sporting some very intriguing numbers this season: 9.37 K/9, 1.53 BB/9, 2.47 ERA, and a 3.26 FIP. Prior to the year, though, he tossed just 10.1 innings at…

College Draft Profile: Conrad Gregor

  Conrad Gregor, 1B/OF, Vanderbilt Class: Junior; Height: 6-3; Weight: 215; B/T: L/R Updated: 06/04/13 A 2013 Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American, Gregor has seen his offensive production decline for two straight seasons. After hitting .353/.456/.471 as a true freshman in 211, the lefty-swinging first baseman hit .328/.439/.463 the following year and than .306/.437/.413 this season….

College Draft Profile: Stephen McGee

  Stephen McGee, C, Florida State University Class: Junior (Red Shirt); Height: 6-3; Weight: 230; B/T: R/R Updated: 06/03/13 The red-shirt junior’s raw overall line — .296/.458/.522 with a .437 wOBA — is quite impressive. The problem, however, is once those numbers are adjusted for FSU’s offensive-friendly ballpark they take a noticeable dive: .274/.442/.478 with…

College Draft Profile: Daniel Palka

  Daniel Palka, RF Georgia Tech Class: Junior; Height: 6-2; Weight: 225; B/T: L/L Updated: 06/03/13 Pairing with catcher Zane Evans in the middle of Tech’s lineup, Palka has essentially equaled his teammate’s production, both posting a raw Weighted On Base Average of .454 (CollegeSplits). Through the first 59 games of the year, Palka is…

College Draft Profile: Kent Emanuel

  Kent Emanuel, LHP, University of North Carolina Class: Junior; Height: 6-4; Weight: 225 Updated: 06/03/13 While not of the same caliber as his teammate Colin Moran, the big lefty does have some potential big league value as a backend starter and no worse than a serviceable guy out of the pen. After impressive freshman…

College Draft Profile: Konner Wade

  Konner Wade, RHP, University of Arizona Class: Junior; Height: 6-3; Weight: 190 Updated: 06/04/13 After struggling to miss bats during his freshman season at Arizona (4.09 K/9 in 61.2 IP), Wade looked like a potential early round pick following a strong improvement during his sophomore campaign (6.93 K/9 in 136.1 IP). The lanky right-hander,…

College Draft Profile: Chad Pinder

Chad Pinder, 3B, Virginia Tech Class: Junior; Height: 6-2; Weight: 192; B/T: R/R Updated: 06/04/13 Prior to the year, Pinder was coming off of back to back solid showings for VT, hitting .317/.368/.510 in 37 games as a freshman than .325/.380/.538 in 2012. And while he saw a modest uptick in overall production, his sophomore…

College Draft Profile: Alex Balog

  Alex Balog, RHP, University of San Francisco Class: Junior; Height: 6-6; Weight: 225 Updated: 06/04/13 After a solid yet unimpressive sophomore season (78.2 IP, 57 K’s, 31 BB’s and 3.43), the big right-hander out of the University of San Francisco has really failed to impress during his junior campaign, throwing 91.2 innings with 67…

College Draft Profile: Jared King

  Jared King, CF, Kansas State University Class: Junior; Height: 6-1; Weight: 200; B/T: B/L Updated: 06/03/13 The 2012 Big 12 regular-season batting champ, King’s production has dipped a bit during his junior campaign. After slugging .377/.453/.577 in 2012, the switch-hitting outfielder is hitting .332/.427/.510 through 55 games, adding 15 doubles, a pair of triples,…