2012 Draft: Midseason Prospect RankingsBy
Both Baseball America and Keith Law recently released their midseason top draft prospects lists, and both have Georgia HS OF Brian Buxton and Florida C Mike Zunino in the top two spots. Buxton has emerged as the top prospect in the draft, as he “has all tools, an 80 runner on the 20-80 scouting scale with an 80 arm (reportedly 95-98 mph off the mound last week) and big future power” according to KLaw.
The Yankees hold the 30th overall pick, and right now Baseball America says Georgia HS RHP Luke Sims is the 30th best prospect in the draft thanks to his “above-average fastball-curveball combination.” Law ranks Texas A&M OF Tyler Naquin as the 30th best prospect because he has “[one] of the best outfield arms in the draft … with a stronger-than-expected hitting performance.” A lots going to change between now and June, so don’t get too hung up and who ranks where. Both articles are subscriber-only, by the way.