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2011 MLB Mock Draft #3

 

Ill have who I think will be taken and why I think so, along with who I had at that pick in my previous one

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1- Pirates -Anthony Rendon-3B-Rice Not that big of a fan, but the likely #1 choice for Pittsburgh. (Previous- Anthony Rendon)

2- Mariners -Matt Purke-LHP-TCU Purke, Felix and Pineda make a great 1-2-3 combination for the M's for years to come. Its a toss up between Purke and Cole, but I see Purke going here. (Previous- Matt Purke)

3-DBacks-Gerrit Cole-RHP-UCLA The DBacks really need pitching and Cole is one of the best available, he will cost a lot but I dont think Arizona passes on him. (Previous- Gerrit Cole)

4- Orioles -Daniel Norris-LHP-HS (Tennessee): The best HS arm available. Reminds me of a younger Purke, maybe the O's go with a college guy, but I think it should be Norris here. (Previous- Sonny Gray)

5- Royals -George Springer-OF-UConn Big power potential OF, very athletic, the Royals dont have very many high potential OF prospects so this make a lot of sense. (Previous- Bubba Starling)

6- Nationals -Sonny Gray-RHP-Vandy Gray is a nice pitcher in the Roy Oswalt form. Hes a short guy, but he has a good pitch arsenal. He will add to the Nats good young pitching prospects. (Previous- George Springer)

7-DBacks-Mikie Mahtook-OF-LSU They spent a lot of money on the 3rd pick so they could go with a cheaper college player with a lot of potential. (Previous- Jack Armstrong)

8- Indians -Bubba Starling-OF-HS (Kansas) One of my favorite positional prospects with 5-tool potential. (Previous- Daniel Norris)

9- Cubs -Taylor Jungmann-RHP-Texas The Cubs are always unpredictable, but I like the chances they take a big hard throwing college pitcher. (Previous- Henry Owens)

10- Padres -Jackie Bradley Jr-OF-South Carolina  A protected pick. The Padres could take a college pitcher here but I would love seeing Jackie Bradley line the ball all over that big ballpark and use his speed in the spacious outfield. A perfect fit for San Diego. (Previous- Jackie Bradley Jr)

11- Astros -Matt Barnes-RHP-UConn Another big hard thrower, would be a great fit for Houston who lacks in legit pitching prospects. (Previous- Taylor Jungmann)

12- Brewers -Travis Harrison-OF-HS (CA) A huge power guy, might replace Prince down the line. Absolutley love his power. (Previous- Matt Barnes)

13- Mets -Archie Bradley-RHP-HS (Oklahoma) The Mets have the money to spend, and Archie is a great guy to spend on. A big workhorse with great stuff. (Previous- BA Vollmuth)

14-Marlins - Dylan Bundy-RHP-HS (Oklahoma) Another workhorse pitcher. He will add to the Marlins surplus of  talented young pitchers. (Previous- Archie Bradley)

15-Brewers-Danny Hultzen-LHP-Virginia The Brewers need pitching and with a protected pick they take this safe college pitcher. (Previous- Danny Hultzen)

16- Dodgers -Trevor Bauer- RHP-UCLA   An underrated college pitcher who pitches like Tim Lincecum. He wont be as good as Timmy but he could be a good #2 guy. (Previous- Travis Harrison)

17-Angels -Henry Owens-LHP-HS (CA) Love this guy, he reminds me so much of Madison Bumgarner , a low 90's FB and a big slow CB, could go higher IMO. (Previous- Fransisco Lindor)

18-A's-Jason Esposito-3B-Vandy Love his power potential, will fit great in Oakland. (Previous- Jason Esposito)

19-  Red Sox  (From Detroit)- Dillon Howard-RHP-HS (Ark) A good HS pitcher who has a lot of potential, could replace Casey Kelly's a the Red Sox top pitching spect. (Previous- Dylan Bundy)

 20- Rockies -Preston Tucker-1B-Florida Not a big fan of Tucker but he could be a good 1st baseman and replace Todd Helton in a few years. (Previous- Preston Tucker)

 21- Blue Jays -Dwight Smith Jr-OF-HS (Georgia) The Jays have loaded up on pitching the past few years but Smith's pure bat is to good to drop any farther. (Previous- Mike Mahtook)

 22- Cardinals -Francisco Lindor-SS-HS (CA) The Cardinals could draft a pitcher, but Lindor's potential would be to much to pass up at 22. (Previous- Trevor Bauer)

23- White Sox -Jack Armstrong-RHP-Vandy Another big strong college righthander with a bunch of potential. Him to the ChiSox makes sense. (Previous- Blake Swihart)

24- Rays (From Boston) - Michael Kelly-RHP-HS (Florida) A big righthander with smoth mechanics, another guy who I like a lot. (Previous- Tyler Beede)

25-Padres-Tyler Beede-RHP-HS (Mass) Onece again, heres another big righthander who throws hard, I think he can be a pretty good #2. (Previous- Alex Meyer)

26-Rangers - Jed Bradley-LHP-Georgia Tech  A college lefty whos stuff reminds me of John Lannan , I like him, likely a #2 or #3 (Previous- Dillon Howard)

27- Reds -Phil Evans-SS-HS (CA) Evans reminds me of Christian Colon, a stocky guy who can hit for some decent power and has a good glove. (Previous- Dwight Smith)

28-Braves -Zach Cone-OF (Georgia) Drafted by the Angels a few years ago out of high school, he has 5 tool potential. Imagine him and Heyward playing next to each other in the Atlanta outfield in a few years. (Previous- Phil Evans)

29-Giants -Christian Lopes-SS-HS (CA) Lopez and Evans are similar players but I think Lopes is a bit more athletic and more likey to stick at SS. A good find for San Fran at 29. (Previous- Christian Lopes)

30-Twins -Josh Tobias-2B-HS (North Carolina) A guy that fits the Twins philosophy to the dime. He has great speed, good defense and can make contact. He will likely be a good #1 or 2 hitter in the MLB. (Previous- Josh Tobias)

31-Yankees -BA Vollmuth-SS-Southern Miss I think Vollmuth might be a bit underrated after struggling in the Cape Cod, but i'm a big fan. Jeters possible replacement if he goes to NY. (Previous- Michael Kelly)

32-Rays -Blake Swihart-C-HS (New Mexico) I'm not a big fan of Swihart at all but maybe i'm wrong, could be a huge steal for the Rays at 32. (Previous- Nick Delmonico)

33-Phillies -  Dillon Maples-RHP/3B-HS (MC) Maples is a nice HS pitcher with decent potenital. (Previous- Zach Cone)

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