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2013 MLB Draft Report Card

Oct 21, 2013
2013 MLB Draft Report Card

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We put a final bow on the 2013 draft with our annual team-by-team review of all the selections and how the players’ professional careers have started. Editor in chief John Manuel, managing editor J.J. Cooper and assistant editor Clint Longenecker spoke with scouting directors, as well as other scouting and player development personnel, to break down each of the 30 draft classes.

For most categories, we consider only players who signed professional contracts. The notable exceptions are Most Intriguing Background and The One Who Got Away. Best Late-Round Pick applies to selections from the 10th round or later. Numbers in parentheses indicate the round in which a player was chosen.

Best Draft

1. Pirates

2. Diamondbacks

3. Yankees

4. Athletics

5. Rockies

Best Pure Hitter

1. D.J. Peterson, 3b/1b, Mariners (1)

2. Dominic Smith, 1b, Mets (1)

3. Austin Meadows, of, Pirates (1)

4. Billy McKinney, of, Athletics (1)

5. Colin Moran, 3b, Marlins (1)

Best Power Hitter

Kris Bryant

Kris Bryant (Photo by Cliff Welch)

1. Kris Bryant, 3b, Cubs (1)

2. D.J. Peterson, 3b/1b, Mariners (1)

3. Hunter Renfroe, of, Padres (1)

4. Austin Wilson, of, Mariners (2)

5. Aaron Judge, of, Yankees (1)

Fastest Runner

1. Johnny Davis, of, Brewers (22)

2. Omar Garcia, of, Brewers (7)

3. Matt McPhearson, of, D-backs (4)

4. Adam Engel, of, White Sox (19)

5. Champ Stuart, of, Mets (6)

Best Defensive Player

1. Reese McGuire, c, Pirates (1)

2. Luis Guillorme, ss, Mets (10)

3. Stuart Turner, c, Twins (3)

4. J.P. Crawford, ss, Phillies (1)

5. Daniel Rockett, of, Royals (9)

Best Fastball

Jonathan Gray

Jonathan Gray (Photo by Bill Mitchell)

1. Jonathan Gray, rhp, Rockies (1)

2. Kohl Stewart, rhp, Twins (1)

3. Braden Shipley, rhp, D-backs (1)

4. Mark Appel, rhp, Astros (1)

5. Sam Wolff, rhp, Rangers (6)

Best Secondary Pitch

1. Jonathan Gray, rhp, Rockies (1)

2. Marco Gonzales, lhp, Cardinals (1)

3. Rob Kaminsky, lhp, Cardinals (1)

4. Tom Windle, lhp, Dodgers (2)

5. Kohl Stewart, rhp, Twins (1)

Best Pro Debut

College Players

1. Kris Bryant, 3b, Cubs (1)

2. Jonathan Gray, rhp, Rockies (1)

3. L.B. Dantzler, 1b, Blue Jays (14)

4. Michael Ratterree, of, Brewers (10)

5. Michael Fish, of, Angels (32)

Junior College Players

1. Vic Caratini, 3b/c, Braves (2)

2. Omar Garcia, of, Brewers (7)

3. Tim Anderson, ss, White Sox (1)

4. Kenny Mathews, lhp, Indians (7)

5. Toby Thomas, ss, White Sox (21)

High School Players

Austin Meadows

Austin Meadows (Photo by Mike Janes)

1. Austin Meadows, of, Pirates (1)

2. Justin Williams, of, D-backs (2)

3. Gosuke Katoh, 2b, Yankees (2)

4. Ryan McMahon, 3b, Rockies (2)

5. Reese McGuire, c, Pirates (1)

Best Athlete

1. Kohl Stewart, rhp, Twins (1)

2. Cord Sandberg, of, Phillies (3)

3. Trey Ball, lhp, Red Sox (1)

4. Adam Engel, of, White Sox (19)

5. Jacob Hannemann, of, Cubs (3)

Most Intriguing Background

Baseball Relatives

1. Mike Yastrzemski, of, Orioles (14)

2. Joe Jackson, c, Rangers (5)

3. Colin Moran, 3b, Marlins (1)

4. Jacob May, of, White Sox (3)

5. Ben Verlander, of, Tigers (14)

Human Interest

1. Chad Jones, lhp, Reds (9)

2. Tanner Vavra, 2b, Twins (30)

3. Max Beatty, rhp, Padres (32)

4. Luke Farrell, rhp, Royals (6)

5. David Ledbetter (3) and Ryan Ledbetter (19), rhps, Rangers

Closest To The Majors

College Players

Michael Lorenzen

Michael Lorenzen (Photo by Larry Goren)

1. Michael Lorenzen, rhp, Reds (1s)

2. Kyle Crockett, lhp, Indians (4)

3. Jonathan Gray, rhp, Rockies (1)

4. Kris Bryant, 3b, Cubs (1)

5. Mark Appel, rhp, Astros (1)

High School Players

1. Kohl Stewart, rhp, Twins (1)

2. Tyler Danish, rhp, White Sox (2)

3. Hunter Harvey, rhp, Orioles (1)

4. Austin Meadows, of, Pirates (1)

5. Clint Frazier, of, Indians (1)

Best Late-Round Pick

1. Rowdy Tellez, 1b, Blue Jays (30)

2. Tony Rizzotti, rhp, Padres (25)

3. Trevor Clifton, rhp, Cubs (12)

4. Billy Roth, rhp, Pirates (16)

5. Kyle Westwood, rhp, Astros (13)

The Ones Who Got Away

College Players

1. A.J. Vanegas, rhp, Athletics (19)

2. Ross Kivett, 2b, Indians (10)

3. Ben Wetzler, lhp, Phillies (5)

4. Jason Monda, of, Phillies (6)

5. Jason Jester, rhp, Padres (30)

High School Players

1. Phil Bickford, rhp, Blue Jays (1)

2. Matt Krook, lhp, Marlins (1s)

3. Ben DeLuzio, 2b, Marlins (3)

4. Connor Jones, rhp, Padres (21)

5. Kyle Serrano, rhp, Rockies (29)

FROM:  http://www.baseballamerica.com/draft/2013-draft-report-cards-first-impressions-of-the-draft-classes/