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2013 MLB Draft Top 35 Prospects

THIS IS NOT A MOCK DRAFT. I repeat, this is not a mock draft. These rankings represent my personal draft board of the top talents in the 2013 MLB Draft. This draft board has been developed through my own scouting … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Reese McGuire (C)

BLUF: Top catcher in the draft with an advanced defensive profile and some offensive promise. The Player: Reese McGuire (C, Kentwood HS) – Showcase warrior the last two years and hit .388 as a junior, he has backed it up … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Trey Ball (LHP)

BLUF: Strong two-way player with far more potential on the mound. The Player: Trey Ball (LHP, New Castle (IN) High School) – A known commodity on the showcase circuit for the last two years, Ball is one of the top … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Colin Moran (3B)

BLUF: Quality hitter but lots of questions about the power and the glove. The Player: Colin Moran (3B, North Carolina) – Hit .335 as a freshman on campus, earning multiple Freshman of the Year and All-American honors along the way. … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Kris Bryant (3B/OF)

BLUF: Best college position player in the draft with middle-of-the-order potential and good polish. The Player: Kris Bryant (3B/OF, San Diego) – Turned down the Blue Jays as an 18th round pick in 2010, attending San Diego and posting a … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Kohl Stewart (RHP)

BLUF: Crude pitcher with very nice raw tools and a huge risk profile. The Player: Kohl Stewart (RHP, St. Pius X High School) – One of the elite quarterback recruits in the country, Stewart has committed to play baseball and … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Clint Frazier (OF)

BLUF: Top player in the draft has elite raw power and plenty of other tools. The Player: Clint Frazier (OF, Loganville High School) – Hit .424 with 24 home runs, 55 runs scored, 58 RBI, 14 steals and 31 walks … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Jonathan Gray (RHP)

BLUF: Raw power right-handed starter with dominating frontline potential. The Player: Jonathan Gray (RHP, University of Oklahoma) – Started his college career at Eastern Oklahoma State College before transferring to Oklahoma as a sophomore. Posted a 3.16 ERA in 18 … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Austin Meadows (OF)

BLUF: Easy first round pick and potential middle of the order batting average and power threat. The Player: Austin Meadows (OF, Grayson High School) – One of the country’s elite high school players. Hit .390 with 10 doubles, four home … Continue reading

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The Way Ahead at BPN

The Way Ahead at BPN As I am sure you have all noticed, my writing has been a bit sparse over the last few weeks. With a newborn baby girl in the house, everything has been a little crazy and … Continue reading

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