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Pat's First 2011 Top 50

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Similarly, here's my very early look at the Top 50 players for the 2011 draft.

This was a fun, yet hair-pulling sort of list to compile. It could have been even funner had a few big names not completely fell off the map this past season. 

As with any early rankings, it really got tough when I got into the 40-50 range because there were a lot of guys I could put in that slot. So, if you don't see someone listed, chances are he was considered there. But, I'm content with my current top 50 as it is for now.

Follow the jump for some names to jot down as we countdown to the 2011 draft, which is in approximately 340 days!

1.  Anthony Rendon, 3B, Rice

2.  Gerrit Cole, RHP, UCLA

3.  Matt Purke, LHP, Texas Christian

4.  Taylor Jungmann, RHP, Texas

5.  Daniel Norris, LHP, Science Hill HS (Tenn.)

6.  Travis Harrison, 3B, Tustin HS (Calif.)

7.  Jackie Bradley Jr., OF, South Carolina

8.  Dylan Bundy, RHP, Owasso HS (Okla.)

9.  Trevor Bauer, RHP, UCLA

10.   Sonny Gray, RHP, Vanderbilt

11.   Mike Mahtook, OF, Louisiana State

12.   Michael Kelly, RHP, West Boca HS (Fla.)

13.   Joshua Tobias, 2B, Southeast Guilford HS (N.C.)

14.   Archie Bradley, RHP, Muskogee HS (Okla.)

15.   Noe Ramirez, RHP, Cal State Fullerton

16.   John Stilson, RHP, Texas A&M

17.   Alex Dickerson, OF, Indiana

18.   Dillon Maples, RHP, Pinecrest HS (N.C.)

19.   Christian Lopes, SS, Edison HS (Calif.)

20.   Danny Hultzen, LHP, Virginia

21.   Dillon Howard, RHP, Searcy HS (Ark.)

22.   Blake Swihart, C, Cleveland HS (N.M.)

23.   Mitchell Lambson, LHP, Arizona State

24.   Tyler Beede, RHP, Lawrence Academy (Ma.)

25.   Robert Stephenson, RHP, Alhambra HS (Calif.)

26.   George Springer, OF, Connecticut

27.   Francisco Lindor, SS, Montverde Academy (Fla.)

28.   Logan Verrett, RHP, Baylor

29.   Henry Owens, LHP, Edison HS (Calif.)

30.   Tyler Greene, SS, Roswell HS (Ga.)

31.   Daniel Camarena, LHP, Cathedral Catholic HS (Calif.)

32.   Dwight Smith, OF, McIntosh HS (Ga.)

33.   Jason Esposito, SS, Vanderbilt

34.   Taylor Dugas, OF, Alabama

35.   Zack MacPhee, 2B, Arizona State

36.   Zach Cone, OF, Georgia

37.   B.A. Vollmuth, SS, Southern Mississippi

38.   Christian Montgomery, RHP, Lawrence Central HS (Ind.)

39.   C.J. Cron, C, Utah

40.   Dante Bichette Jr., SS, Orangewood Christian HS (Fla.)

41.   Ricky Oropesa, 1B, Southern California

42.   Brandon Sedell, C, American Heritage HS (Fla.)

43.   Jack Armstrong, RHP, Vanderbilt

44.   Ryan Wright, 2B, Louisville

45.   Andrew Suarez, LHP, Columbus HS (Fla.)

46.   Levi Michael, 3B, North Carolina

47.   Jose Fernandez, RHP, Alonso HS (Fla.)

48.   Alex Meyer, RHP, Kentucky

49.   Deshorn Lake, RHP, Menchville HS (Va.)

50.   Wallace Gonzalez, OF, Bishop Amat HS (Calif.)