Baseball America’s Top 50 Prospects

By: Mike Vukovcan

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- The following is Baseball America’s rankings of the Top 50 Prospects for the 2011 MLB Draft. The Pittsburgh Pirates own the #1 overall selection. Who will scouting director Greg Smith and GM Neal Huntington select?

1) Anthony Rendon, 3B, Rice
2) Dylan Bundy, RHP, Owasso (Okla.) HS
3) Gerrit Cole, RHP, UCLA
4) Danny Hultzen, LHP, Virginia
5) Trevor Bauer, RHP, UCLA
6) Bubba Starling, OF, Gardner-Edgerton HS, Gardner, Kansas
7) Francisco Lindor, SS, Monteverde (Fla.) Academy
8) Taylor Jungmann, RHP, Texas
9) Archie Bradley, RHP, Broken Arrow (Okla.) HS
10) Taylor Guerrieri, RHP, Spring Valley HS, Columbia, S.C.
11) George Springer, OF, Connecticut
12) Sonny Gray, RHP, Vanderbilt
13) Matt Barnes, RHP, Connecticut
14) Jed Bradley, LHP, Georgia Tech
15) Josh Bell, OF, Dallas Jesuit H.S.
16) Daniel Norris, LHP, Science Hill HS, Johnson City, Tenn.
17) Blake Swihart, C, Cleveland H.S., Rio Rancho, N.M.
18) Javier Baez, SS, Arlington County Day School, Jacksonville, Fla.
19) Alex Meyer, RHP, Kentucky
20) Jose Fernandez, RHP, Alonso H.S., Tampa, Fla.
21) Mikie Mahtook, OF, LSU
22) Levi Michael, SS, North Carolina
23) John Stilson, RHP, Texas A&M
24) Tyler Anderson, LHP, Oregon
25) Robert Stephenson, RHP, Alhambra HS, Martinez, Calif.
26) C.J. Cron, 1B, Utah
27) Kolten Wong, 2B, Hawaii
28) Austin Hedges, C, JSerra HS, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
29) Cory Spangenberg, 3B, Indian River (Fla.), JC
30) Andrew Susac, C, Oregon State
31) Dillon Howard, RHP, Searcy (Ark.) HS
32) Matt Purke, LHP, TCU
33) Henry Owens, LHP, Edison HS, Huntington Beach, Calif.
34) Jackie Bradley, OF, South Carolina
35) Tyler Beede, RHP, Lawrence Academy, Groton, Mass.
36) Joe Ross, RHP, Bishop O’Dowd HS, Oakland
37) Brandon Nimmo, OF, East HS, Cheyenne, Wyo.
38) Andrew Chafin, LHP, Kent State
39) Jorge Lopez, RHP, Academia de Milagrosa, Cayey, P.R.
40) Trevor Story, SS, Irving (Texas) H.S.
41) Josh Osich, LHP, Oregon State
42) Alex Dickerson, OF, Indiana
43) Kyle Winkler, RHP, TCU
44) Brian Goodwin, OF, Miami Dade JC
45) Michael Fulmer, RHP, Deer Creek HS, (Edmund, Okl.)
46) Dillon Maples, RHP, Pinecrest HS, Southern Pines, NC
47) Kyle Crick, RHP, Sherman (Texas) HS
48) Sean Gilmartin, LHP, Florida State
49) Dwight Smith, Jr, OF, McIntosh HS, Peachtree City, Ga.
50) Tony Zych, RHP, Louisville


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