ESPN’s Keith Law posted his updated list of the top 50 draft prospects late last week (Insider only), though he still has UCLA RHP Gerrit Cole, Rice 3B Anthony Rendon, and HS OF/RHP Bubba Starling in the top three spots. Since the Yankees don’t pick until 51st overall, pay extra attention to the players at the back end of the list, a few of whom I’ve written about here. Get ready for some HS RHP Hudson Boyd (ranked 46th) coverage this week, he’s a personal fave.
TCU LHP Matt Purke fell off the list completely due a shoulder issue that was recently diagnosed as bursitis. He will begin a throwing program this week, and is expected to be ready in time for the NCAA postseason. He’s not in the clear though, Purke needs to look something like his old self if expects to go first round. If he doesn’t, he’ll be a prime candidate to fall due to injury concerns.