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John's Top Draft Hitting Prospects

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My Ranking of the Top Hitting Prospects for the Draft
Keep in mind that this reflects my personal opinion based on my own neural processing of available information, scouting reports, video, historical comparisons, and (in some cases with the college guys) personal observation. Your own mileage may vary a great deal. Talent and projection are the considerations here, not signability.
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  1. Matt Wieters, C, Georgia Tech
  2. Jason Heyward, OF, Henry County HS, McDonough, GA
  3. Mike Moustakas, 3B, Chatsworth HS, CA
  4. Josh Vitters, 3B, Cypress HS, CA
  5. Beau Mills, 3B, Lewis Clark State College
  6. Matt Dominguez, 3B, Chatsworth HS, CA
  7. Kevin Ahrens, 3B, Memorial HS, Houston, TX
  8. Devin Mesaraco, C, Punxsutawney HS, PY
  9. Corey Brown, OF, Oklahoma State
  10. Will Middlebrooks, 3B, Liberty-Elyau HS, Texarkana, TX
  11. Matt LaPorta, 1B, University of Florida
  12. Julio Borbon, OF, University of Tennessee
Feel free to critique if you like, but these are my honest opinions and I'm not just going to replicate what everyone else is saying. My liking for Heyward is obvious, and at this point I think Moustakas is just a tad ahead of Vitters due to a more complete overall package. Among the college guys, I think Corey Brown is rather underrated by a lot of folks. He's got tools and it is hard to knock his college performance.

UPDATE: I'm open to the idea of moving LaPorta ahead of Brown...what do you guys think?