Any team drafting Bubba Starling will have to show extreme patience, and it will take a lot of work and effort to turn his tremendous tool set into skills that could make him a feared hitter in the majors.
Archie Bradley might not have the overall arsenal as some of the other pitchers in this draft, but not many rival the amount of potential that is in his right arm.
Taylor Guerrieri is most likely not in play for the Orioles at #4, but a talented prospect with a good chance to reach his high ceiling.
George Springer shows flashes of being the best power bat in the class with the ability to man center field. In any draft, those two key factors makes him an intriguing prospect.
On stuff alone, few prospects match Bauer’s ability on the hill and he should be on the Orioles’ short list of players to select at #4.
Sonny Gray’s stuff, including a 93-96 mph fastball, has him as one of the best arms in the 2011 draft class, but many are divided on his role as a professional.
Francisco Lindor is a high school shortstop from Montverde Academy HS (Fla) and is considered a top 15 overall talent in this year’s draft class.
In 2010, Rendon would have been the first choice for many teams and could have made Mike Rizzo sleepless between selecting him over Bryce Harper.
Cole is easily the best pitcher in the 2011 draft class, a potential ace in a major league rotation, and an All-Star in the making.
If there is a way to describe Jed Bradley, it is prototypical: a left hander with natural sink on everything and a solid ground ball pitcher. He is one of the few college pitchers that can continue to see projection in the future and has only scratched the surface with his abilities.