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2013 MLB Draft: Central Region Report

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With the cold spring, many of these players have struggled to get on the field. Manaea has been fighting a hip issue. Boldt has hardly played due to weather and a knee. Brentz and Ball have shown improvement and I wouldn't be surprised to hear any of the top nine names in the first round.

1. Sean Manaea, P, JR, 40/60: Big arm up to 97 with a knockout slider at times. Dominant when on. Has had hip issue all spring.

2. Ryan Boldt, OF, HS, 35/60: All around well balanced player with no true elite tools. Slashing swing that is geared for ripping line drives. Just signed on to play with Rochester Honkers in Northwoods League.

3. Jake Brentz, P, SR, 35/60: Fast riser with mid 90's fastball. Touched 97. Good athlete with fresh arm.

4. Trey Ball, OF, HS, 35/60: Great athlete. Higher ceiling on the mound but power projetion as an outfielder is impressive.

5. Devin Williams, P, HS, 35/60: long, loose and easy delivery. Breaking ball is ok. Shows a change.

6. Tom Windle, P, JR, 45/50: Polished mid to back of the rotation guy. Good slider, change. Low 90's fastball but no out pitch.

7. Clinton Hollon, P, HS, 25/60: Erratic due to various injuries over the last year. Can throw upper 90's when on. Atheltic. Could be much higer than this.

8. Eric Jagielo, OF, JR, 35/50: very good power potential. Not sold o nthe hit tool or if he can stick at 3b.

9. Logan Shore, P, HS, 30/55: peaks at 92. Average secondary's. Minor adjustments to delivery could help stuff play up.

10. Michael O'Neill, OF, JR, 35/50: good all around talent with no elite tools. Plays under his tools a lot. Needs refinement.

11. A.J. Puk, P, HS, 30/50: tall lefty, kinda awkward. Big potential.

12. Hunter Green, P, HS, 30/50: athletic lefty with low 90's velo. Below average breaking ball at this point.

13. Josh Dezse, P, JR, 25/60: power all the way, arm and at the plate. Upper 90's closer type. Stress reaction in back held him out all year, essentially. Just had successful surgery. Likely back for senior year.

14. Chuckie Robinson, C, HS, 35/50: Short powerful swing. Kind of mechanical but good power potential.

15. Max Knutson, P, HS, 30/50: lefty that touches 92 with potential for more.

16. Josh Uhen, P, SO, 30/50: up to mid 90's. erratic track record

17. Cassidy Brown, C, HS, 30/50: Good swing. Solid behind the plate.

18. Jackson Lamb, OF, HS, 30/55: Great athlete. Has hit 93 but works upper 80's. Good two way player.

19. Brad Schreiber, P, SR, 30/50: Up to 92. Good sldier. Coming off of TJ, more in the tank. Could be a sleeper.

20. Dace Kime, P, JR, 35/50: up to 94 with a good breaking ball. Reliever

21. Trevor Gott, P, JR, 35/50: 90-94 fastball with nice slider but more of a reliever than dominant closer.

22. Jared King, 1B, JR, 40/45: All bat. Needs to hit a lot to be a good player

23. Connor Heady, SS, HS, 30/50: fast. Good defender. Gap to gap guy.

24. Zach Burdi, P, HS, 30/50: really fast arm up to 91. Harsh arm action. His brother was similar two years ago, now hitting 100.

25. D.J. Snelten, P, JR, 30/50: I haven't seen him at his best which is up to 95. He was nowhere near that when I saw him.

26. Andy Honiotes, P, HS, 30/50: quick arm with a lot of potential. Up to 92.

27. Jeff Thompson, P, JR, 35/50: Big frame. Barrel chested. Up to 92 but striaght. Nice slider. Could be a very good reliever or back end starter

28. Derek Burkamper, P, HS, 30/50: sits 90-92 with a good breaking ball. Very projecatable.

29. Zach Farmer, P, HS, 35/50: Clean lefty mechanics. Up to 92. Projection

30. J.T. Riddle, 2B, JR, 40/45: Nice swing. Not much power. Good enough athlete to play 2B at the next level.

31. Pat Biondi, OF, SR, 35/40: fast catalyst type. Likely 4th OF but can play CF well.

32. Corey Ray, OF, HS, 30/45: toolsy athelte with a line drive orienrted swing.

33. Dan Slania, P, JR, 35/50: good fastball /slider mix. Reliever

34. Tyler Skulina, P, JR, 35/45: up to 94. Needs work on secondary's.

35. Dakota Freese, P, SO, 35/45: fastball up to 92 with nice breaking ball

36. Adam Engel, OF, JR, 35/45: fast. can play CF well. Maybe good 4th OF playing all 3 positions.

37. Dustin DeMuth, 3B, JR, 35/45: Good defender. Nice swing but has shown no power.

38. Michael Suiter, OF, SO, 25/45: Good athelte but totally overwhelmed at the plate.

39. Jerad Grundy, P, SR, 25/45: Pitchability lefty can get up to 92.

40. Alex Lakatos, P, JR, 30/45: Big guy with low 90's fastball. Nice slider on occasion. reliever

41. Albert Minnis, P, JR, 25/45: Upper 80's but good 4 pitch mix.

42. Corey Littrell, P, JR, 40/45: Haven't seen him break 90 this season but good pitchability.

43. Nick Petree, P, JR, 35/45: dominant college pitcher deosn't have the stuff to impact at next level

44. Drew Dosch, 3B, JR, 25/45: long swing. Swing and miss but some power potential

45. Kelly Norris-Jones, C, JR, 25/40:
46. Rob Zastryzny, P, JR, 20/40:
47. Jordan Parr, 3B, JR, 25/40:
48. Eric Dorsch, P, J1, 30/40:
49. Josh Van Meter, SS, J1, 30/40:
50. Kaiana Eldredge, 2B, JR, 30/40:
51. Kevin Koziol, SS, J2, 35/40:
52. Demetrius Sims, SS, , 30/45:

Name POS Pos. #2 Level Bats Throws Height Weight
Sean Manaea P JR Left Left 6'4" 215
Ryan Boldt OF HS L R 6'1" 185
Jake Brentz P SR L L 6'2" 190
Trey Ball OF P HS Left Left 6'6" 175
Devin Williams P OF HS R R 6'3" 165
Tom Windle P JR Left Left 6'3" 200
Clinton Hollon P OF HS R R 6'1" 195
Eric Jagielo OF 3B JR Left Right 6'2" 195
Logan Shore P IF HS R R 6'2" 205
Michael O'Neill OF JR Right Right 6' 175
A.J. Puk P 1B HS L L 6'4" 195
Hunter Green P OF HS L L 6'4" 170
Josh Dezse P 1B JR Right Right 6'4" 205
Chuckie Robinson C 1B HS R R 6'1" 230
Max Knutson P OF HS L L 6'2" 190
Josh Uhen P SO Right Right 6'4" 190
Cassidy Brown C P HS R R 6'3" 205
Jackson Lamb OF R R 6'6" 195
Dace Kime P JR Right Right 6'5" 213
Trevor Gott P JR Right Right 6'1" 190
Jared King 1B JR Both Left 5'11 220
Brad Schreiber P SR Right Right 6'4" 225
Connor Heady SS RHP HS R R 6' 165
Zach Burdi P HS R R 6'3" 190
D.J. Snelten P JR Left Left 6'6" 215
Andy Honiotes P OF HS R R 6'3" 175
Jeff Thompson P JR Right Right 6'6" 245
Derek Burkamper P HS R R 6'2" 170
Zach Farmer P OF HS L L 6'3" 175
J.T. Riddle 2B SS JR Left Right 6'3" 175
Pat Biondi OF SR Left Right 5'10" 170
Corey Ray OF P HS L L 6' 170
Dan Slania P JR Right Right 6'5" 240
Tyler Skulina P JR Right Right 6'5" 252
Dakota Freese P SO Right Right 6'4" 187
Adam Engel OF JR Right Right 6'1" 195
Dustin DeMuth 3B 2B JR Left Right 6'3" 200
Michael Suiter OF SO Right Right 6'1" 193
Jerad Grundy P SR Left Left 6' 183
Alex Lakatos P OF JR Right Right 6'3" 210
Albert Minnis P JR Right Left 6' 190
Corey Littrell P JR Left Left 6'3" 185
Nick Petree P JR Right Right 6' 185
Drew Dosch 3B JR Left Right 6'2" 195
Kelly Norris-Jones C JR Right Right 5'11" 175
Rob Zastryzny P JR Left Left 6'3" 195
Jordan Parr 3B 1B JR Right Right 6'3" 195
Eric Dorsch P J1 R R 6'7" 235
Josh Van Meter SS J1 L R 5'11" 145
Kaiana Eldredge 2B C JR Right Right 6' 190
Kevin Koziol SS P J2 Right Right 6'2" 195
Demetrius Sims SS R R 6'2" 180

Name Birthday LG State College Commit
Sean Manaea 2/1/1992 College Indiana Indiana State
Ryan Boldt 11/22/1994 HS Minnesota Nebraska
Jake Brentz 9/14/1994 HS Missouri Missouri
Trey Ball 6/27/1994 HS Indiana Texas
Devin Williams 9/21/1994 HS Missouri Missouri
Tom Windle 3/10/1992 College Minnesota Minnesota
Clinton Hollon 12/24/1994 HS Kentucky Kentucky
Eric Jagielo 5/17/1992 College Indiana Notre Dame
Logan Shore 12/28/1994 HS Minnesota Florida
Michael O'Neill 6/12/1992 College Michigan Michigan
A.J. Puk 4/25/1995 HS Iowa Florida
Hunter Green 7/12/1995 HS Kentucky Kentucky
Josh Dezse 6/18/1992 College Ohio Ohio State
Chuckie Robinson 12/14/1994 HS Illinois Southern Mississippi
Max Knutson 4/1/1995 HS Minnesota Nebraska
Josh Uhen College Wisconsin Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Cassidy Brown 7/21/1994 HS Ohio Loyola Marymount
Jackson Lamb 10/27/1994 HS Michigan Michigan
Dace Kime 3/6/1992 College Kentucky Louisville
Trevor Gott 8/26/1992 College Kentucky Kentucky
Jared King 10/12/1991 College Kansas Kansas State
Brad Schreiber 11/15/1990 College Indiana Purdue
Connor Heady 7/3/1994 HS Kentucky Kentucky
Zach Burdi HS Illinois Iowa
D.J. Snelten 5/29/1992 College Minnesota Minnesota
Andy Honiotes 12/13/1994 HS Illinois Miami
Jeff Thompson 9/23/1991 College Kentucky Louisville
Derek Burkamper 9/26/1994 HS Iowa Nebraska
Zach Farmer 7/27/1994 HS Ohio Ohio State
J.T. Riddle 10/12/1991 College Kentucky Kentucky
Pat Biondi 1/9/1991 College Michigan Michigan
Corey Ray 9/24/1994 HS Illinois Simeon Academy
Dan Slania 5/24/1992 College Indiana Notre Dame
Tyler Skulina 9/18/1991 College Ohio Kent State
Dakota Freese 5/9/1992 College Iowa Des Moines Area
Adam Engel 12/9/1991 College Kentucky Louisville
Dustin DeMuth 6/30/1991 College Indiana Indiana
Michael Suiter 4/9/1992 College Kansas Kansas
Jerad Grundy 9/11/1990 College Kentucky Kentucky
Alex Lakatos 11/24/1991 College Michigan Michigan
Albert Minnis 11/5/1991 College Kansas Wichita State
Corey Littrell 3/21/1992 College Kentucky Kentucky
Nick Petree 7/26/1990 College Missouri Missouri State
Drew Dosch 6/24/1992 College Ohio Youngstown State
Kelly Norris-Jones 3/17/1992 College Illinois Illinois
Rob Zastryzny 3/26/1992 College Missouri Missouri
Jordan Parr 11/29/1990 College Illinois Illinois
Eric Dorsch 9/23/1991 HS Ohio Kent State
Josh Van Meter 10/21/1995 HS Indiana Norwell
Kaiana Eldredge 8/3/1991 College Kansas Kansas
Kevin Koziol 9/22/1991 College Illinois Parkland
Demetrius Sims 7/14/1995 HS Michigan Bethune-Cookman