2012 MLB Draft Prospects By Region: California

LUCAS GIOLITO (via Fidog91)

California is always a loaded area. This year northern California is even stronger than the southern area. Some of the best high school prospects are raw with big upside instead of more polished players that usually top the list. The polished guys in Ruiz and WIlliams haven't had great seasons but the talent is there.

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
35 70 Kyle Zimmer P JR 20 Right Right 6'3" 210 San Francisco
45 60 Mark Appel P JR 21 Right Right 6'5" 190 Stanford
40 60 Stephen Piscotty 3B JR 21 Right Right 6'3" 185 Stanford
45 55 Christian Walker 1B JR 21 Right Right 6'1" 215 South Carolina
45 55 Jeffrey Gelalich OF JR 21 Left Right 6'1" 180 UCLA
45 55 Patrick Wisdom 3B JR Right Right 6'2" 215 St. Mary’s
35 60 Tyler Gaffney OF JR 21 Right Right 6' 210 Stanford
35 60 Brett Mooneyham P JR 22 Left Left 6'5" 220 Stanford
40 55 Kenny Diekroeger SS JR 21 Right Right 6'2" 200 Stanford
40 55 Martin Agosta P JR Right Right 6'1" 185 St. Mary’s
35 55 Eric Jaffe P SO 21 Right Right 6'3" 220 UCLA
35 55 Scott Griggs P JR 21 Right Right 6'4" 205 UCLA
35 55 Dylan Floro P JR 21 Left Right 6'3" 190 Cal State Fullerton
35 55 Jacob Stewart OF JR 21 Right Right 6'3" 210 Stanford
30 55 Stefan Sabol C J2 20 Right Right 6'2" 210 Orange Coast
35 50 Tony Renda 2B JR 21 Right Right 5'10" 170 California
35 50 Justin Jones P JR 21 Left Left 6'3" 175 California
35 50 Zack Jones P JR 21 Right Right 6'1" 185 San Jose State
40 45 Mitch Haniger OF Cal Poly
35 45 Matt Duffy SS JR 21 Right Right 6'2" 170 Long Beach State
35 45 DJ Hicks 1B SR 22 Left Right 6'5" 228 UCF
25 45 Ryan Garvey OF J1 19 Right Right 6'1" 190 Riverside CC
30 40 Taylor Sandefur P JR 21 Right Right 6'2" 245 Western Carolina
30 40 Patrick Stover OF Santa Clara
30 40 David Armendariz OF SO Both Right 6'1" 192 Cal Poly
30 35 Ivory Thomas OF JR 20 Right Right 5'9" 175 Cal State Fullerton
25 35 Nick Grim P Right Cal Poly
30 30 Adam Barry 3B JR Left Right 6' 215 Cal State Northridge
30 30 Mike Miller SS JR Right Right 5'8" 165 Cal Poly
High School
40 75 Lucas Giolito P HS 18 Right Right 6'6" 230 CA
35 70 Max Fried P HS 18 Left Left 6'3" 170 CA
35 65 Hunter Virant P HS 18 Right Left 6'3" 172 CA
40 60 Rio Ruiz 3B HS 18 Left Right 6'2" 195 CA
40 60 Trey Williams 3B HS 18 Right Right 6'1" 210 CA
35 60 Daniel Robertson 3B HS 18 Right Right 6'1" 190 CA
35 60 Tanner Rahier SS HS 18 Right Right 6'2" 210 CA
35 60 Freddy Avis P HS 18 Left Right 6'2" 180 CA
30 60 Cody Poteet P HS 17 Right Right 6'1" 180 CA
30 60 Ryan McNeil P HS 18 Right Right 6'3" 205 CA
30 60 Kyle Twomey P HS 18 Left Left 6'3" 180 CA
30 60 Corey Oswalt 3B HS 18 Right Right 6'4" 205 CA
35 55 Nolan Gannon P HS 18 Right Right 6'5" 195 CA
35 55 Ruben (RJ) Ybarra C HS 18 Right Right 6' 195 CA
35 55 Ty Moore OF/P HS 19 Left Right 6' 190 CA
30 55 Steven Golden OF HS 17 Right Right 6'3" 185 CA
30 55 Kieran Lovegrove P HS Right Right 6'4" 180 CA
30 55 Daniel Starwalt P HS 18 Right Right 6'3" 200 CA
30 55 Ron Miller 3B HS 18 Right Right 6' 200 CA
30 55 Shane Watson P HS Right Right 6'4" 195 CA
30 55 Tyrone Taylor OF HS Right Right 6'2" 180 CA
35 50 Cameron (CJ) Saylor C HS 18 Right Right 5'10" 180 CA
30 50 Vahn Bozoian OF HS 18 Right Right 6'5" 210 CA
30 50 Troy Conyers P HS 18 Left Left 6'5" 230 CA
30 50 Zach Green SS HS 18 Right Right 6'3" 190 CA
30 50 Cole Irvin P HS 18 Left Left 6'4" 175 CA
30 50 Connor Baits P HS 18 Right Right 6'5" 220 CA
30 50 Chase DeJong P HS 18 Left Right 6'5" 190 CA
30 50 Joe Munoz 3B HS Right Right 6'3" 185 CA
30 50 Paul Blackburn P HS 18 Right Right 6'2" 180 CA
30 50 Braden Bishop OF HS 18 Right Right 6'1" 185 CA
30 50 Drew Jackson SS HS 18 Right Right 6'3" 190 CA
30 50 BJ Boyd OF HS Left Right 5'10" 190 CA
30 50 Andrew Potter P HS Right Right 6'2" 195 CA
30 45 Jacob Scavuzzo OF HS Right Right 6'4" 190 CA
30 45 Felipe Perez P HS 18 Right Right 6'3" 200 CA
30 45 Cal Becker P HS Right Right 6'1" 185 CA
30 45 Kevin Maxey OF HS Right Right 6'4" 190 CA
30 45 Jake Jefferies 3B HS Both Right 6'1" 180 CA
30 40 James Kaprielian P HS Right Right 6'2" 185 CA
30 40 Justin Garza P HS Right Right 5'10" 160 CA
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