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First look: 2010 Draft Prospects (College infielders)

September 30, 2009

Moving onto infielders, this list is mostly drawn from the clubs Baseball Beginnings had a look at on the Cape. As we stated in our high school lists for pitchers, infielders, outfielders and catchers, and our college list of pitchers, our college lists are not meant to be taken as definitive this early in the process. As Letterman used to say, please, no wagering in the audience (unless you’re an agent or a team).


Tom Belza, Oklahoma State
Long way to go for physical maturity; jury is out until we see if rest of his body helps out his hands.

Chris Bisson, Kentucky
LHH SS scouts liked on Cape, though don’t look for one dominant tool.

Mark Canha, Cal
Another corner bat from Cal; he’ll hit, question is how much power.

Derek Dietrich, Georgia Tech
Feisty LHH SS wants to be like Gordon Beckham; we’ll see if his bat backs him up.

Tim Ferguson, Mississippi
Tall, agile, some physical projection; not terrible hands; well worth a draft.

Phil Gosselin, Virginia
Line-drive hitting second baseman will find his way into the draft.

Brian Guinn, Cal
Another typical speedy Cal middle infielder.

Jedd Gyorko, West Virginia
Some young scouts gush over him; I wonder if those scouts have ever been to SoCal. He does remind me of Ty Wiggington and Gyorko might find his way as a utility guy, but not an elite prospect.  

Joe Loftus, Vanderbilt
Raw power with wood and little else; will rake in college, must use hands as pro.

Jaren Matthews, Rutgers
Loved his LHH swing, there’s power there, probably LF as pro.

Hunter Morris, Auburn
No secret here. Power is the ticket. Still gotta give it to Morris: he won’t give up what he turned down from Red Sox out of HS.

Rico Noel, Coastal Carolina
Slap hitter with plus speed and defense; arm to stay at 2B. Very athletic.

Mike Olt, Connecticut
Banged up in 2009, big RHH with plus power, arm for 3B was hard to miss on Cape, yet I assure you some people have no idea who he is. 

Kevin Patterson, Auburn
LHH Power bat will need to show he can make consistent contact as pro.

Josh Rutledge, Alabama
Not a flashy guy but very solid foundations offensively and defensively.

Mickey Wiswall, Boston College
Big LHH power ability, limited additional skills, but this guy can mash with wood. 


6 Responses to “First look: 2010 Draft Prospects (College infielders)”

  1. Jeff says:

    John, assuming Zack Cox wants to turn pro as a sophomore-eligible, how do you think he stacks up against this group?

  2. evan says:

    You think Olt can stay at 3B, John? That would make a big difference next June. He actually got some favorable coverage from Aaron Fitt at BA this season, so not everyone is sleeping on him.

  3. John Klima says:

    Cox won’t profile for some clubs simply because they won’t like his body and he doesn’t project to have power for a corner. That said, he’s going to be a fit for small market clubs and that would be my guess as to where he will start his career. I can’t imagine he would bypass the 2010 draft. I’m not aware if he can play other positions, but if he can, that will help his cause. I could see a club draft him for the bat and move him to another position. He’ll get a chance from someone.

  4. John Klima says:

    Olt would stay at third base if I was his farm director.

  5. Benji Waite says:

    What about Colin Walsh and Nick Crawford. What do you think about them?

  6. mikey caru says:

    What about Dan DiBartolomeo 3b WVU, he plays next to Gyroko.

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