2013 Draft Rankings: Top 50
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#13 Prospect: UF RHP Jonathon Crawford
#13 Prospect: UF RHP Jonathon Crawford
National Baseball Writer
Posted Mar 4, 2013


Kiley gives us his top 50 players for the 2013 MLB Draft (June 6-8), updated with information from this week's high school and college action.

For more on the players on the list, see these companion pieces:

Inside the Top 50: College Players

Inside The Top 50: High School Players

Rather than rushing a pre-season ranking when I started a few weeks ago, I wanted to wait until the first couple weeks of the college season played out so I could capture the early season buzz. A number of players have emerged or regressed in the past few weeks, so this ranking reflects the most up-to-date MLB draft information. I'll update this ranking every few weeks as I see more players and more notes come in.

As I've said before, the top 15-20 players are pretty solid compared to past years, though it lacks the impact talent you want in the top couple picks, so this is considered a down year for talent overall. The 21-50 range is very unsettled, without a huge difference between the players in that range at this juncture. Listed age is as of draft day.

In the first few weeks of the season, I've seen and posted reports and video on both of the top two prospects, Mark Appel (Report & Video) and Sean Manaea (Report & Video). Both project as potential #1 starters but both have plenty of concerns to shore up between now and June. Both rank behind recent elite college pitchers like Stephen Strasburg, David Price, Gerrit Cole and Kevin Gausman, to name a few, as amateur prospects.

Pos Age School Commit
1. Sean Manaea
LHP
21.3
Indiana St.
-------
2. Mark Appel
RHP
21.9
Stanford
-------
3. Austin Meadows
CF
18.1
Grayson HS (GA)
Clemson
4. Ryne Stanek
RHP
21.9
Arkansas
-------
5. Clint Frazier
CF
18.8
Loganville HS (GA)
Georgia
6. Jon Denney
C
18.7
Yukon HS (OK)
Arkansas
7. Colin Moran
3B
20.7
North Carolina
-------
8. J.P. Crawford
SS
18.4
Lakewood HS (CA)
USC
9. Kris Bryant
RF
21.4
San Diego
-------
10. Bobby Wahl
RHP
21.2
Ole Miss
-------
11. Phil Ervin
OF
20.9
Samford
-------
12. Dominic Smith
1B
18.0
Serra HS (CA)
USC
13. Jonathon Crawford
RHP
21.6
Florida
-------
14. Chris Anderson
RHP
20.9
Jacksonville
-------
15. Oscar Mercado
SS
18.5
Gaither HS (FL)
Florida St.
16. Andrew Thurman
RHP
21.5
UC-Irvine
-------
17. Reese McGuire
C
18.3
Kentwood HS (WA)
San Diego
18. Austin Wilson
RF
21.3
Stanford
-------
19. Ryan Boldt
CF
18.5
Red Wing HS (MN)
Nebraska
20. Jonathan Gray
RHP
21.6
Oklahoma
-------
21. Jason Hursh
RHP
21.7
Oklahoma St.
-------
22. Eric Jagielo
3B
21.1
Notre Dame
-------
23. Chris Okey
C
18.4
Eustis HS (FL)
Clemson
24. Tucker Neuhaus
3B
18.0
Wharton HS (FL)
Louisville
25. Aaron Judge
RF
21.1
Fresno St.
-------
26. Kohl Stewart
RHP
18.7
St. Pius X HS (TX)
Texas A&M
27. Andrew Mitchell
RHP
21.6
TCU
-------
28. Trey Ball
LHP/RF
18.9
New Castle HS (IN)
Texas
29. Rob Kaminsky
LHP
18.8
St. Joseph HS (NJ)
N. Carolina
30. D.J. Peterson
1B
21.4
New Mexico
-------
31. Marco Gonzales
LHP
21.3
Gonzaga
-------
32. Nick Ciuffo
C
18.2
Lexington HS (SC)
S. Carolina
33. Jacoby Jones
3B/CF
21.1
LSU
-------
34. Jordan Sheffield
RHP
18.0
Tullahoma HS (TN)
Vanderbilt
35. Kevin Ziomek
LHP
21.2
Vanderbilt
-------
36. Hunter Renfroe
CF
21.4
Mississippi St.
-------
37. Conrad Gregor
1B
21.3
Vanderbilt
-------
38. Trevor WIlliams
RHP
21.1
Arizona St.
-------
39. Carlos Salazar
RHP
18.5
Kerman HS (CA)
Fresno St.
40. Jake Brentz
LHP
18.7
Parkway South HS (MO)
Missouri
41. Josh Hart
CF
18.7
Parkview HS (GA)
Ga. Tech
42. Connor Jones
RHP
18.7
Great Bridge HS (VA)
Virginia
43. Scott Frazier
RHP
21.5
Pepperdine
-------
44. Dillon Overton
LHP
21.8
Oklahoma
-------
45. Ian Clarkin
LHP
18.3
James Madison HS (CA)
San Diego
46. Billy McKinney
CF
18.8
Plano West HS (TX)
TCU
47. Tony Rizzotti
RHP
21.1
Tulane
-------
48. Chad Pinder
3B
21.2
Virginia Tech
-------
49. Ryan Eades
RHP
21.5
LSU
-------
50. Zack Collins
1B
18.3
American Heritage HS (FL)
Miami (FL)

Just Missed

Terry McClure, CF, 17.7, Riverwood HS (GA), Georgia Tech

Justin Williams, RF, 17.8, Terrebonne HS (LA), LSU

Brett Morales, RHP, 18.8, King HS (FL), Florida

Stock Rising

Braden Shipley, RHP, 21.3, Nevada

Nick Eicholtz, RHP, 18.8, Cambridge Christian HS (FL), Alabama

Matt Krook, LHP, 18.6, St. Ignatius Prep HS (CA), Oregon



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