The Indians spent the 87th overall pick on Tony Wolters.
Follow the jump for his pre-draft report.
Tony Wolters Position: SS School: Rancho Buena Vista HS State: CA Height: 5’10’’ Weight: 165
Bats: L Throws: R Birth Date: 6/9/92 Seiler Rating: 1C3 Commitment: San Diego
Tony Wolters is a solid shortstop from Rancho Buena Vista High School in Vista, California, a nice Southern California town. Wolters is one of the most accomplished prep players in this class, and there are few doubts about his ability to play against quality pitching at the next level, as he tore up the showcase circuit last summer to the tune of an MVP award at the AFLAC All-American game. Though he’s a little short on his overall tools, there’s still a feeling that he will become a starting second baseman at the next level, as he’s a little short on tools that would make him a pro shortstop. Either way, he’s expected to be a solid contributor worth of a top pick. At the plate, he’s an above-average hitter with fringe-average raw power, and one of the striking things about his current ability is that he’s one of the hardest outs in the entire class when he’s following his plan at the plate. He has good patience and pitch selection, and he’s hard to completely fool. Though he’s a fringe-average to below-average runner, he’s also a solid baserunner with an idea of how to use his limited toolset. Defensively, he’s a solid high school shortstop right now, but he’s projected to move to second due to below-average range. He has big defensive tools, though, that include plus hands and footwork, as well as average range for second base and an average arm. Though he’s not considered a toolsy player, he should be off the board in the second or third round, and he should be signable for close to slot money in that range.