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BA 2013 Draft Top 50 Preview

Today, Baseball America put out their first list of names to watch (ranked) for the 2013 draft. This is a subscription-only post, but here are the first 5 names, with commentary provided by BA staff. See below the jump for names and commentary.

1 Mark Appel rhp Stanford

Reportedly turned down $3.8 million from the Pirates to return to Stanford

2 Ryne Stanek rhp Arkansas

A third-round pick out of high school, Stanek has a fastball in the mid-90s and a sharp curveball

3

Sean Manaea lhp Indiana State

Secondary stuff needs work, but took the Cape Cod League by storm with his fastball that gets up to 96 mph

4

Austin Meadows of Grayson HS, Loganville, Ga.

Impressive overall package—Meadows has size, speed and lefthanded power

5

Colin Moran 3b North Carolina
B.J. Surhoff's nephew is the best pure hitter in this year's class, but needs to improve defensively
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