Wednesday, June 5, 2013

My 2013 MLB Draft big board for the Los Angeles Dodgers, v 3.0

This is the third and final installment of my Dodgers' big board for Thursday's MLB Draft. There's been a lot of movement since the last installment and a lot more since the first one.

Previous big boards
The first two players probably aren't going to make it to the Dodgers' No. 18 selection. In fact, Jim Callis of Baseball America gives it a 0 percent chance J.P. Crawford makes it there.

My big board, v3.0
1. SS J.P. Crawford, Lakewood HS (CA)
2. LHP Trey Ball, New Castle HS (IN)
3. LHP Ian Clarkin, Madison HS (CA)
4. RHP Hunter Harvey, Bandys HS (NC)
5. 1B/OF Dominic Smith, Serra HS (CA)
6. RHP Phil Bickford, Oaks Christian HS (CA)
7. C Nick Ciuffo, Lexington HS (SC)
8. C Jon Denney, Yukon HS (OK)
9. OF Phillip Ervin, Samford
10. RHP Devin Williams, Hazelwood West HS (MO, pictured)
11. LHP Matt Krook, St. Ignatius HS (CA)
12. OF Aaron Judge, Fresno State
13. RHP Chris Anderson, Jacksonville
14. OF Austin Wilson, Stanford
15. LHP Hunter Green, Warren East HS (KY)


Crawford is my No. 1 player. I know he won't make it to No. 18, but a guy can dream, right?

Clarkin is the guy I'm really zeroing in on. He's a quality left-handed arm (second-best prep lefty to Ball), but if Ball and Clarkin were there at 18, I'd seriously consider Clarkin over Ball.

Bickford has a ton of helium going for him. Keith Law mocked him to the Royals at No. 8 on Monday. At this point, I'd be surprised if he makes it to 18.

Denney has great offensive potential as a catcher, but he might not be able to stay behind the dish. Ciuffo is much more likely to do that while providing perfectly fine offensive output.

Williams is another player with a lot of helium. Once considered a potential second-round prospect, he worked out for the Cardinals on Tuesday and probably won't make it out of the Top 25.

Wilson is a player who is a lot like Judge, but could end up being better. He has to overcome the "Stanford Swing" and an early season injury.

The draft is tomorrow. I'm really excited for it.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Perfect Game

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