First, just a heads up. The draftbook is about 75 percent done, and I am really proud of the product. It’s only a dollar throughout the month of September, so I really can’t suggest enough that you pre-order it. I think you’re going to like what you see.
Now, with that out-of-the-way, lets talk about the 2013 board. Yes, it’s done. I’m not going to release it yet, but I wanted to give you some sneak peeks as to what you can anticipate from the (ridiculously) early top 25, broken down the same way I did the team draft reviews.
Position Players: 11, Pitchers: 14
College: 14, Prep: 11
College Pitchers: 9, Prep 5
Left-handed pitchers: 6, Right-Handed: 8
College Position Players: 3, Prep 8
Corner Infielders: 3
Middle Infielders: 1
As you can see, the pitching — once again — is the strength of the class. In my time covering the draft, I don’t know if I’ve seen a weaker class of bats, however, particularly on the collegiate side. This is something I was going to save for the ‘book, but there’s only three bats that I would consider even close to elite now, and that’s really disappointing.
The numbers here are slightly misleading in some places, however. While there is only one catcher bat, there are some good catchers in this class, particularly on the prep side. And while there are only three college bats to start the year, there were several guys who just missed, and two of the bats have a semi-realistic chance at being the No.1 pick this June.