Top College Hitters vs Top College Pitchers

Last year I looked at the success rates of college hitters, college pitchers, prep hitters, and prep pitchers in recent draft history.  The results showed that college hitters were the best investment to make, as they had the biggest success rates to reach the majors, and become above average or star players.  College pitchers made the majors at the second best rate, although they had the worst percentages of being above average or...

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Gerrit Cole Tracker

GERRIT COLE SP, UCLA Age: 20 Born: September 8, 1990 Height: 6′ 4″ Weight: 215 Bats: Right Throws: Right Class: Junior Level: NCAA Advisor: Scott Boras Links: All Gerrit Cole Posts SCOUTING REPORT Cole was a former first round pick, selected by the New York Yankees in the first round of the 2008 draft. Cole has a big frame, at 6’ 4”, 215 pounds, and uses that frame to throw a 93-96 MPH fastball, which tops out at 97-98...

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Matt Purke Tracker

MATT PURKE SP, Texas Christian University Age: 20 Born: July 17, 1990 Height: 6′ 3″ Weight: 175 Bats: Left Throws: Left Class: Sophomore Level: NCAA Advisor: Peter Vescovo Links: All Matt Purke Posts SCOUTING REPORT Purke was selected by the Texas Rangers in the first round of the 2009 draft, but decided to go to college and re-enter the draft in 2011 as a draft eligible sophomore. The 6’ 3”, 180 pound left hander put up a...

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Anthony Rendon Tracker

ANTHONY RENDON 3B, Rice University Age: 21 Born: June 6, 1990 Height: 6′ 0″ Weight: 190 Bats: Right Throws: Right  Class: Junior Level: NCAA Advisor: Scott Boras Links: All Anthony Rendon Posts Houston Chronicle Rendon Watch SCOUTING REPORT Rendon, like Pedro Alvarez, is a third baseman who can move quickly through the system, potentially arriving as early as June 2013. He’s also a potential star, drawing comparisons...

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Jameson Taillon Tracker

JAMESON TAILLON SP, The Woodlands HS Age: 18Born: November 18, 1991Height: 6′ 6″Weight: 225Bats: RightThrows: Right Class: Senior Level: Prep Advisor: Hendricks Brothers Links:All Jameson Taillon Posts SCOUTING REPORT Taillon has emerged as the best prep pitcher in the 2010 draft.  The problem is that the Pittsburgh Pirates went out of their way to avoid taking a prep pitcher in the first...

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