I must say, not many guys have really jumped out at me. I've seen some on TV/Video, and a few in person. I'm certainly not a scout, so I don't know who to critically analyze a hitter's swing (load, tilt, etc...) or a pitcher's delivery....
Everyone raves about the superstar potential of Buxton, so he'd be my first choice. But most draft pundits think he won't make it past 3, either going 1 overall to the Astros, or 3 to the Mariners.
Some guys rave about Carlos Correa. But I think there are some question marks here. First, will he stick at short. 6'3 190 lbs at his young age, I suspect he moves to 3rd. Has he faced a reasonable level of competition? I don't know the first thing about Puerto Rican level baseball. He hits with a really wide stance too- somewhat unusual.
That brings us to the "3 arms". Gaussman, Zimmer, Appel. Each has a potent arsenal and can bring mid-upper 90's heat. But here's the question- if they are so good, why have they not dominated the college circuit. They each have one stellar outing, followed by a couple of mediocre ones. It's quite puzzling. They are all inconsistent. I think I like Gaussman the best because he's youngest and has dominated at times. Appel gets hit way too hard for someone who has such good stuff. Zimmer has a live arm and hasn't been pitching long. But he's faced mediocre competition and has worn down as his season has gone on.
Finally, the wildcard- Lucas Giolito. He may not be healthy to pitch again before the draft and is a total crapshoot. Tremendous ceiling. Health concerns.
Anyone else who could slip into the top 5? I kind of like what I've seen of Almora, but I can't see him cracking the top 8. I haven't seen Cecchini play.