The draft is still eight months away, but I figured now was a good time to give you some names to get familiar with. We’ll start with the weakest of the groups and work to the strongest, and then I’ll give you my overall way too early top 50 in a month or so.
It was a bad year for college bats in 2012, it was a bad year for college bats in 2013, and — on paper — it’s a bad year for college bats in 2014; at least in terms of quantity. There are two guys that I can see going in the top ten, but after that you are reaching for a guy that I would give a first round grade at this time. That being said, a few players did improve their stock considerably over the summer, and have a chance to work their way into said consideration if they show the same abilities over the spring. Long story short: On paper it looks bleak, but there’s some hope. Read more »