2012 MLB Draft Prospects By Region: Central

matthew smoral (via Fidog91)


The middle of the country always has a handful of good prospects. This year is no different. A couple of big high school arms and a smattering of prospects from the college side makes it interesting this year.

My Floor and Ceiling ratings are given to help place them into tiers. This way you can see how they stack up against each other. You can find my rating on nearly every prospect you can think of here to compare as to what type of player they are or who they are similar to. The grades change as prospects are ever evolving but this is as good of a way to categorize them as I have found.

If you have specific questions about a player or if I am missing someone you think should be here, let me know. I'd like to use these as discussion topics to talk about the players here instead of posting one by one. This is a learning process, so let me know how I can improve this as well.

Floor Ceiling Name POS Year Age Bats Throws Height Weight College/State
College
45 55 Pierce Johnson P JR 21 Right Right 6'1" 170 Missouri State
45 55 Kevin Plawecki C JR 21 Right Right 6'1" 200 Purdue
40 55 Matt Koch P JR 21 Left Right 6'3" 190 Louisville
40 50 Cameron Perkins 3B JR 21 Right Right 6'5" 195 Purdue
30 55 Brian Adams OF JR 21 Right Right 6'4" 210 Kentucky
35 50 Kevin Koziol SS J1 20 Right Right 6'2" 195 Parkland
35 50 Dietrich Enns P JR 21 Left Left 6'1" 190 Central Michigan
40 45 Luke Maile C JR 21 Right Right 6'3" 195 Kentucky
35 45 Nick Wittgren P JR 21 Right Right 6'3" 205 Purdue
35 45 Ty Blach P JR 21 Right Left 6'1" 180 Creighton
35 45 Micah Johnson 2B Indiana
35 45 Anthony Bazzani P JR 21 Right Right 6'5" 210 Eastern Kentucky
30 45 Tom Lemke P JR Right Right 6'6" 230 Nebraska
35 40 Kash Kalkowski OF JR 23 Right Right 6'1" 200 Nebraska
30 40 Matt Milroy P Right Illinois
30 40 Torsten Boss OF Michigan State
30 40 Derek Dennis SS JR 22 Right Right 6'3" 185 Michigan
35 35 Willie Argo OF SR 22 Right Right 6'1" 205 Illinois
30 35 Matt Dermody P JR 22 Right Right 6'5" 190 Iowa
30 35 Zac Elgie 1B SR 22 Right Right 6'2" 210 Kansas
30 35 Blake Brown OF Missouri
30 35 Blake Holovach P Left Missouri
30 35 Tyler Hollstegge P Right UNC Greensboro
30 30 Daniel Sheppard C JR 21 Right Right 6' 180 Iowa
30 30 Jeremy Lucas C JR 21 Right Right 6'2" 190 Indiana State
30 30 Nathan Dorris P JR 21 Left Left 6'3" 185 Southern Illinois
30 30 Zach Cooper P SR 22 Right Right 5'10" 185 Central Michigan
30 30 ROBBY ORT OF Indiana State
30 30 Koby Kraemer 3B SR Right Right 5'9" 175 Indiana State
High School
35 65 Matthew Smoral P HS 18 Left Left 6'8" 225 OH
40 60 Taylore Cherry P HS 19 Right Right 6'9" 260 OH
30 60 Jason Goldstein C HS 18 Right Right 6' 190 IL
35 55 Walker Buehler P HS 17 Right Right 6'2" 160 KY
35 55 Mitchell Brown P HS Right Right 6'1" 200 MN
35 55 Alec Rash P HS 18 Right Right 6'5" 190 IA
30 55 Blake Hickman C HS 18 Right Right 6'5" 210 IL
30 55 Kevin Ross SS HS Right Right 6'1" 195 IL
30 55 Brett Lilek P HS 18 Left Left 6'4" 180 IL
30 55 Justin Alleman P HS Right Right 6'3" 195 MI
25 55 Carlos Pena P HS Right Right 6'5" 220 OH
30 50 Chase Mullins P HS 18 Left Left 6'9" 250 KY
30 50 Xavier Turner 3B HS Right Right 6'2" 212 OH
35 45 Shane Brown OF HS Both Right 5'8" 150 IL
30 45 Bralin Jackson OF HS Right Left 6'1" 185 MO
30 45 Jake Hanson C HS Right Right 6'1" 182 IL
25 45 Ryan Borucki P HS Left Left 6'4" 170 IL
30 30 Kyle Funkhouser P HS 18 Right Right 6'2" 195 IL
30 30 Tate Matheny OF HS Right Right 6' 180 MO
30 30 Nathan Mikolas OF HS Left Left 6'1" 195 WI
30 30 Travis Maezes SS HS Left Right 6' 170 MI
30 30 Ryan Koziol SS HS Left Right 6'3" 175 IL
30 30 Luke Stephenson P HS Right Right 6'2" 190 IN
30 30 Calvin Mathews P HS Right Right 6'4" 200 IA
30 30 Jordan Minch P HS Left Left 6'3" 175 IN
30 30 Spencer Johnson OF HS Right Right 6'4" 200 MO
30 30 Anthony Kidston OF HS Right Right 6'2" 190 OH
30 30 Matt Fultz C HS Left Right 6'1" 215 MO
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