114 College position player names everyone should know before the 2013 MLB Draft

A couple days ago, in preparation for the 2013 MLB Draft, I listed 129 names of College Pitchers who will get drafter in that draft and several of them will be drafted by the Minnesota Twins.   In this second segment, I am listing the names of 114 College position players who will be drafted.   The Twins will likely draft several of them.

Will they redraft LJ Mazzilli who decided to not sign and return to University of Connecticut for his Senior year?   Maybe, but not as high as they did last season, because with a below par performance, his stock really fell recently.  The Twins do like players with "bloodlines" and in addition to Mazzilli, thee are a few players whose last names are pretty famous.   (Craig Biggio's son, is a High School Senior, also eligible for this draft, but it is a different story.)

You can find all the 2013 MLB Draft content in this site here.

Without further ado, here is the list, alphabetically:

Brenton Allen, OF, UCLA
Zach Alvord 3B Tampa CC
Mario Amaral C Miami-Dade CC
Tim Anderson SS East Central Community College
Michael Arencibia OF Tallahassee CC
Pat Biondi, OF, Michigan
Aaron Blair OF Fresno St
Krey Bratsen OF Texas A&M
Colin Bray OF Faulkner
Jake Bray, 3B Feather River
Aaron Brown, OF/1B/LHP Pepperdine
Jaycob Brugman OF Brigham Young
Kris Bryant 3B/1B San Diego
Elliot Caldwell, OF South Carolina Community College
Victor Caratini C Miami-Dade CC
Dale Carey, OF, Miami
Shon Carson, OF, South Carolina
Kyle Carter, OF Miami-Dade CC
Connor Castellano 2B Santa Fe CC
Danny Collins, 3B Troy
Chase Compton, 1B Louisiana-Lafayette
Ryan Cordell, OF Liberty
Conor Costello OF Navarro
Omar Cotto, OF USC
Johnny Coy, 1B Wichita State
Dustin DeMuth, 3B Indiana
Drew Dosch, 3B Youngstown State
Hunter Dozier, 3B/SS, Stephen F. Austin State
Jeff Driskel OF Florida
Jordan Dunatov, OF  Central Arizona College
Sean Dwyer OF Florida Gulf Coast
Kaiana Eldredge, 2B, Kansas
Adam Engel, OF  Louisville
Phil Ervin OF Samford
Kyle Farmer, SS Georgia
Jacob Felts C Texas
Dominic Ficociello 1B/3B Arkansas
Johnny Field OF Arizona
Eric Filia-Snyder, OF UCLA
Billy Flamion, OF, Grossmont
Adam Frazier SS Mississippi St.
Mitchell Garver, C New Mexico
Ryan Gebhardt OF Louisiana Tech
Conrad Gregor 1B Vanderbilt
Trey Griffin, OF Tennessee Wesleyan
Cody Gunter, 3B Grayson County CC
Conner Hale 3B Manatee CC
Jordan Hankins, 2B Austin Peay
Ryon Healy, 1B/C, Oregon
Tyler Horan, 1B/OF Virginia Tech
Mott Hyde SS Georgia Tech
CK Irby, OF/RHP Samford
Eric Jagielo 3B/OF Notre Dame
JaCoby Jones 2B/OF LSU
Kevin Jordan, OF, Wake Forest
Aaron Judge OF Fresno State
Lonnie Kauppila SS Stanford
Tony Kemp 2B/OF Vanderbilt
Jared King, OF Kansas State
Andrew Knapp, C California
Kevin Koziol, SS, Parkland
Tyler Kuresa, 1B UC Santa Barbara
Hunter Lockwood, C Weatherford CC
Dylan LaVelle, 3B Everett CC
Michael Lorenzen OF/RHP Cal State Fullerton
Tyler Marincov, OF North Florida
Jamal Martin OF Santa Fe CC
Trey Mancini, 1B Notre Dame
Jacob May, SS/OF Coastal Carolina
LJ Mazzilli 2B U Conn
Joel McKeithan, 3B Vanderbilt
Jason Monda, OF Washington State
Colin Moran 3B North Carolina
Matt Moynihan OF Texas
Spencer Navin, C  Vanderbilt
Case Nixon C Alabama
Adam Nelubowich, 3B, Washington State
Kelly Norris-Jones, C, Illinois
Michael O’Neill, OF Michigan
Daniel Palka OF/1B Georgia Tech
Jordan Parr, 3B, Illinois
Mark Payton OF Texas
DJ Peterson 3B New Mexico
Chad Pinder, SS/3B, Virginia Tech
Zack Powers 3B Florida
Vickash Ramjit 1B Florida
James Ramsay OF South Florida
Brian Ragira 1B Stanford
Matt Reida SS Kentucky
Hunter Renfroe, C/OF, Mississippi State
Raph Rhymes, OF LSU
JT Riddle, 2B Kentucky
Drake Roberts 2B Navarro
James Roberts, SS, Southern California
Matt Roberts, C North Carolina
Angel Rosa SS Alcorn State
Tyler Ross, C LSU
David Schuknecht C Riverside
Michael Suiter, OF, Kansas
Christian Summers SS Angelo State
Daniel Sweet OF Florida
Ryan Tella, OF, Auburn
Brandon Thomas, OF Georgia Tech
Brandon Trinkwon, SS/2B UC Santa Barbara
Stuart Turner C Ole Miss
John Underwood 1B Palm Beach State
Josh Van Meter, SS, Norwell
Erich Weiss, 2B/SS Texas
Conor Williams, OF Utah Community College
Trey Williams 3B College of the Canyons
Austin Wilson OF Stanford
Kyle Wren, OF Georgia Tech
Mike Yastrzemski, OF, Vanderbilt
Jimmy Yezzo, IF, Delaware


129 College pitcher names everyone should know before the 2013 MLB Draft

Every year about this time, I present profiles of College and High School players that the Minnesota Twins might draft.   Last year, I identified pitching as a high need, so I presented the profiles of 23 pitchers, all potential Twins' draft picks.  The Twins, properly, went ahead and picked a High School outfielder instead.   I will be doing something different this year.  Like past years, I will continue to present mini-profiles of every single Twins' draftee (you can find the 2012 profiles here) but instead of profiling 20some players that the Twins might pick, I will name several players (in the hundreds) that will be drafted.

The thought behind this is that everyone knows the 4-5 players who make up the pool of talent that the Minnesota Twins will select with the 4th overall picks (for a refresher, look at the aggregate mock draft picks); however, there is little information about players in later rounds.  I hope that this fills that gap somewhat.   I am dividing it into 4 parts: College Pitchers, College Position Players, High School Pitchers and High School Position Players.   This is the first part and includes College Pitchers.  One thing that we learned from the 2012 draft, the first one under the new CBA, is that the new rules favor selecting College picks.  Thus, I am certain that the 129 names I am presenting here will all get selected sometime in this draft and that the Twins will select 4-5 of them.

This is just an naming names list; in the near future, additional one liners of information (micro scouting reports) will be added about each player, after I complete all four installments.   I know it is somewhat of a huge undertaking, but it is fun.

Here are 129 College pitcher names everyone should know before the 2013 MLB Draft, alphabetically:

Tyler Alexander, LHP Carroll
Chris Anderson RHP Jacksonville
Mark Appel RHP Stanford
Barrett Astin RHP Arkansas
Alex Balog RHP San Fransisco
Carson Baranik RHP  Miami-Dade CC
Tyler Barnette, RHP Charlotte
Cal Becker, RHP, Palm Beach State
Kirby Bellow LHP Texas
Aaron Blair, RHP Marshall
Matt Boyd LHP Oregon State
Justin Brantley, RHP, Siena
Hunter Brothers, RHP, Lipscomb
Aaron Brown, LHP Pepperdine
Shane Carle, RHP, Long Beach State
Dan Child, RHP Oregon State
Harrison Cooney, RHP, Florida Gulf Coast
Dace Kime RHP Louisville
Jonathon Crawford RHP Florida
Brady Corless, RHP Salt Lake
Dylan Covey RHP San Diego
Josh Dezse RHP/1B Ohio State
Eric Dorsch, RHP, Kent State
Calvin Drummond RHP Arizona Christian
Ryan Eades RHP LSU
Erick Eck, RHP Wofford
Kent Emanuel LHP North Carolina
Zane Evans, RHP/C Georgia Tech
Buck Farmer, RHP, Georgia Tech
Kyle Finnegan, RHP Texas State
Nathan Foriest LHP Middle Tennessee State
Scott Frazier RHP Pepperdine
Dakota Freese, RHP Des Moines Area CC
David Garner RHP Michigan State
David Gates RHP Howard
Daniel Gibson LHP Florida
Zachary Godley P
Marco Gonzales LHP Gonzaga
Alex Gonzalez RHP Oral Roberts
Nicholas Gonzalez P South Florida
Trevor Gott, RHP Kentucky
Jonathan Gray, RHP, Oklahoma
Chad Green, RHP, Louisville
Matt Grimes, RHP Georgia Tech
Jerad Grundy, LHP, Kentucky
Alex Haines, LHP  Seton Hill
Michael Howard LHP Baylor
Jason Hursh RHP Oklahoma State
CK Irby  RHP Samford
Ricky Jacquez, RHP Central Arizona
Jake Johansen, RHP Dallas Baptist
Chase Johnson RHP Cal Poly
Christian Jones LHP Oregon
Jon Keller RHP Tampa
Tanner Kiest, RHP Riverside
Dace Kime, RHP Louisville
Keenan Kish RHP Florida
Erich Knab, RHP, Spartanburg Methodist
Corey Knebel RHP Texas
Forrest Koumas, RHP North Carolina
Austin Kubitza RHP Rice
Alex Lakatos, RHP, Michigan 
Randy LeBlanc RHP Tulane
Tyler Linehan LHP Fresno State
Corey Littrell, LHP Kentucky
Ben Lively, RHP, Central Florida
Sean Manaea LHP Indiana State
Johnny Magliozzi, RHP, Florida
Trey Masek RHP Texas Tech
Kenny Mathews, LHP Riverside
Mike Mayers, RHP Ole Miss
Jake McCasland RHP New Mexico
Kurt McCune RHP LSU
Andrew Mitchell RHP TCU
Albert Minnis, LHP, Wichita State
Sam Moll LHP Memphis
Spencer Navin C Vanderbilt
Case Nixon C Alabama
Dillon Overton LHP Oklahoma
Paul Paez, LHP Rio Hondo
Jordan Patterson OF South Alabama
TJ Pecoraro RHP Vanderbilt
Nick Petree, RHP Missouri State
Philip Pfeifer LHP Vanderbilt
Adam Plutko RHP UCLA
Kayden Porter, RHP Southern Nevada CC
Cody Reed, LHP Northwest Mississippi
Tony Rizzotti RHP Tulane
Nic Pivetta, RHP New Mexico
Drake Roberts 2B Navarro
Angel Rosa SS Alcorn State
Nick Rumbelow, RHP LSU
Javier Salas RHP Miami
Lukas Schiraldi, RHP Navarro CC
Brad Schreiber, RHP Purdue (Twins' 2012 40th round pick)
Jimmie Sherfy, RHP Oregon
Braden Shipley, RHP, Nevada
John Simms RHP Rice
Tyler Skulina, RHP Kent State
Dan Slania RHP Notre Dame
DeAndre Smelter, RHP Georgia Tech
Myles Smith, RHP, Lee CC
DJ Snelten, LHP Minnesota
Ryne Stanek RHP Arkansas
Teddy Stankiewicz RHP Seminole State JC
Gandy Stubblefield RHP  Texas A&M
Colby Suggs RHP Arkansas
Stephen Tarpley, LHP Scottsdale CC
Trey Teakell, RHP, TCU
Jeff Thompson, RHP, Louisville
Andrew Thurman RHP UC Irvine
Justin Topa RHP Long Island U Brooklyn
Josh Uhen, RHP Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Nick Vander Tuig RHP UCLA
AJ Vanegas RHP Stanford
Austin Voth, RHP Washington
Konner Wade RHP Arizona
Michael Wagner, RHP San Diego
Bobby Wahl RHP Ole Miss
Billy Waltrip LHP Oklahoma
Zach Weiss, RHP, UCLA
Ben Wetzler LHP Oregon State
David Whitehead, RHP, Elon
Karsten Whitson RHP Florida
Trevor Williams RHP Arizona State
Tom Windle LHP Minnesota
Cole Wiper RHP Oregon
Rob Zastryzny, LHP, Missouri
Kevin Ziomek LHP Vanderbilt


Twins 2013 Mock Draft Aggregate Predictions

The 2013 MLB Draft is less than a month away (it takes place from June 6th until June 8th.)  The Minnesota Twins have the 4th pick this season, and there is a lot of disagreement (as is with every draft in every season in every sport) about who is the best pick for them and who they will select.  And 'tis the season for mock drafts, so I am presenting the picks experts (and non-experts) think the Twins will make, and see whether there is a consensus. I am listing all of the mock drafts to date since late March.  If a particular writer made multiple mock drafts, only the latest version is shown.   If you know of any additional mock drafts, please let me know.

The picks are presented by mock draft date, mock draft place & name of the writer (with links to their web pages) and the name, school and position of the Twins' likely draftee.  Regardless whether the Twins will pick any of these players, all these players are "names to know" for the 2013 draft:


5/11/13: MLB Draft Site (ebowser18)Ryne Stanek, RHP, University of Arkansas
5/10/13: Sports Illustrated (Dave Perkin) : Clint Frazier, OF, Loganville High (GA)
5/9/13: Baseball America (Jim Callis) : Kohl Steward, RHP, St. Pius X High (TX)
5/9/13: My MLB DraftAustin Meadows, OF/1B, Grayson HS (GA)
5/9/13: 85% Sports (Eugene Tierney) : Sean Manaea, LHP, Indiana State University
5/7/13: Scout.com (Kiley McDaniel) : Clint Frazier, OF, Loganville High (GA)
5/7/13: Bleacher Report (Tim Rapp)Austin Meadows, OF/1B, Grayson HS (GA)
5/7/13: MLB UniqueClint Frazier, OF, Loganville High (GA)
5/6/13: MLB Draft Insider (Chris Crawford)Austin Meadows, OF/1B, Grayson HS (GA)
5/6/13: Bleacher Report (Adam Wells) : Sean Manaea, LHP, Indiana State University
5/6/13: Bleacher Report (Mike Rosenbaum) : Kris Bryant, 3B/1B, University of San Diego
5/2/13: Crawfish Boxes (Anthony Boyer)Kris Bryant, 3B/1B, University of San Diego
5/2/13: MLB Draft Prospects (Matt Garrioch) : Sean Manaea, LHP, Indiana State University
5/1/13: Boyd's Bets (Jim Boyd)Kris Bryant, 3B/1B, University of San Diego


4/28/13: Through The Fence (Dan Kirby)Clint Frazier, OF, Loganville High (GA)
4/18/13: Minor League RundownAustin Meadows, OF/1B, Grayson HS (GA)
4/18/13: Sports CityRyne Stanek, RHP, University of Arkansas
4/13/13: BH PicksRyne Stanek, RHP, University of Arkansas
4/12/13: The Baseball Draft Report: Clint Frazier, OF, Loganville High (GA)
4/11/13: Big League Futures (Kevin R) : Ryne Stanek, RHP, University of Arkansas
4/2/13 : Big League Futures (Matt Grabusky) : Austin Meadows, OF/1B, Grayson HS (GA)


3/23/13: Minor League Ball (John Sickels)Jonathan Denney, C, Yukon HS (OK)

Based on this there are 5 names (alphabetically: Bryant, Frazier, Manaea, Meadows, Stanek) that rotate in most of the mock drafts as the Twins' pick.  John Sickels and Jim Callis made different picks (HS C Denney and HS P Steward, respectively.)  I do like Sickels' pick because Catcher is a position of need in the Twnis' organization at this point.   Also, the conventional consensus wisdom is that RHPs Mark Appel (Stanford) and Jonathan Gray (Oklahoma) will be taken with the first 2 picks and will not be available for the Twins.

I will probably update this at the end of the month as the draft nears.