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2005 Early Draft Preview: Top 100 College Players

Compiled by Allan Simpson in consultation with major league scouting directors
February 3, 2005

Rank

Player, Pos.

College

Hometown

Class

B-T

Ht.

Wt.

Last Drafted

1.

Alex Gordon, 3b

Nebraska

Omaha

Jr.

L-R

6-1

210

Never drafted

2.

Mike Pelfrey, rhp

Wichita State

Wichita

Jr.

R-R

6-7

210

Devil Rays '02 (15)

3.

Luke Hochevar, rhp

Tennessee

Fowler, Colo.

Jr.

R-R

6-4

198

Dodgers '02 (39)

4.

Tyler Greene, ss

Georgia Tech

Plantation, Fla.

Jr.

R-R

6-2

188

Braves '02 (2)

5.

Jeff Clement, c

Southern California

Marshalltown, Iowa

Jr.

L-R

6-1

205

Twins '02 (12)

6.

Wade Townsend, rhp

Rice

Dripping Springs, Texas

Sr.

R-R

6-4

225

Orioles '04 (1)

7.

Troy Tulowitzki, ss

Long Beach State

Sunnyvale, Calif.

Jr.

R-R

6-3

200

Never drafted

8.

Ryan Zimmerman, 3b

Virginia

Virginia Beach, Va.

Jr.

R-R

6-2

210

Never drafted

9.

Stephen Head, 1b/lhp

Mississippi

Raymond, Miss.

Jr.

L-L

6-2

218

Never drafted

10.

John Mayberry, 1b/of

Stanford

Kansas City, Mo.

Jr.

R-R

6-5

210

Mariners '02 (1)

11.

Mark McCormick, rhp

Baylor

Clear Lake Shores, Texas

Jr.

R-R

6-2

190

Orioles '02 (11)

12.

Taylor Teagarden, c

Texas

Carrolton, Texas

Jr.

R-R

6-0

190

Cubs '02 (22)

13.

Craig Hansen, rhp

St. John's

Glen Cove, N.Y.

Jr.

R-R

6-5

193

Never drafted

14.

Travis Buck, of

Arizona State

Richland, Wash.

Jr.

L-R

6-2

190

Mariners '02 (23)

15.

Brian Bogusevic, of/lhp

Tulane

Oak Lawn, Ill.

Jr.

L-L

6-3

200

Never drafted

16.

Daniel Carte, of

Winthrop

Hurricane, W.Va.

Jr.

R-R

6-0

180

Never drafted

17.

Cliff Pennington, ss

Texas A&M

Corpus Christi, Texas

Jr.

B-R

5-11

170

Never drafted

18.

Jed Lowrie, 2b

Stanford

Salem, Ore.

Jr.

B-R

6-0

180

Never drafted

19.

Cesar Ramos, lhp

Long Beach State

Pico Rivera, Calif.

Jr.

L-L

6-1

175

Devil Rays '02 (6)

20.

Stephen Kahn, rhp

Loyola Marymount

Anaheim

Jr.

L-R

6-2

205

Brewers '02 (8)

21.

Ryan Mullins, lhp

Vanderbilt

Nashville, Tenn.

Jr.

L-L

6-6

175

Never drafted

22.

Trevor Crowe, of

Arizona

Portland, Ore.

Jr.

B-R

5-10

185

Athletics '02 (20)

23.

Ricky Romero, lhp

Cal State Fullerton

Los Angeles

Jr.

R-L

6-2

170

Red Sox '02(37)

24.

Jacoby Ellsbury, of

Oregon State

Madras, Ore.

Jr.

L-L

6-1

175

Devil Rays '02 (23)

25.

Justin Maxwell, of

Maryland

Olney, Md.

Jr.

R-R

6-5

225

Rangers '04 (10)

26.

Matt Liuzza, c

Louisiana State

Metairie, La.

Jr.

R-R

6-0

190

Never drafted

27.

Ryan Braun, 3b

Miami (Fla.)

Granada Hills, Calif.

Jr.

R-R

6-2

190

Never drafted

28.

Warner Jones, 2b

Vanderbilt

Nashville, Tenn.

Jr.

R-R

5-10

175

Never drafted

29.

Brad Corley, of

Mississippi State

Louisville

Jr.

R-R

6-2

195

Rockies '02 (16)

30.

J. Brent Cox, rhp

Texas

Bay City, Texas

Jr.

L-R

6-3

200

Blue Jays '02 (50)

31.

Mark Romanczuk, lhp

Stanford

Newark, Del.

Jr.

L-L

6-1

190

Devil Rays '02 (5)

32.

Cesar Carrillo, rhp

Miami (Fla.)

Hammond, Ind.

Jr.

R-R

6-2

160

Royals '02 (33)

33.

Jason Neighborgall, rhp

Georgia Tech

Hillsborough, N.C.

Jr.

R-R

6-5

210

Red Sox '02 (7)

34.

Joey Devine, rhp

North Carolina State

Junction City, Kan.

Jr.

R-R

6-1

198

Never drafted

35.

Tim Lincecum, rhp

Washington

Renton, Wash.

So.

L-R

6-0

160

Cubs '03 (48)

36.

Micah Owings, rhp/1b

Tulane

Gainesville, Ga.

Jr.

R-R

6-4

212

Cubs '04 (19)

37.

Zach Ward, rhp

Gardner-Webb

Kannapolis, N.C.

Jr.

R-R

6-3

225

Never drafted

38.

Brent Lillibridge, ss/of

Washington

Everett, Wash.

Jr.

R-R

5-9

170

Never drafted

39.

Clete Thomas, of

Auburn

Lynn Haven, Fla.

Jr.

L-R

6-0

185

Twins '02 (5)

40.

Jeff Larish, 1b/of

Arizona State

Tempe, Ariz.

Sr.

L-R

6-2

180

Dodgers '04 (13)

41.

Kevin Whelan, rhp

Texas A&M

Kerrville, Texas

Jr.

R-R

6-0

190

Never drafted

42.

Alan Horne, rhp

Florida

Marianna, Fla.

Jr.

R-R

6-4

170

Angels '04 (30)

43.

Mark Holliman, rhp

Mississippi

Germantown, Tenn.

Jr.

R-R

6-1

180

Cubs '02 (41)

44.

Nick Hundley, c

Arizona

Redmond, Wash.

Jr.

R-R

6-1

190

Marlins '02 (5)

45.

Lance Broadway, rhp

Texas Christian

Waxahachie, Texas

Jr.

R-R

6-4

185

Never drafted

46.

Jeremy Slayden, of

Georgia Tech

Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Jr.

L-R

6-0

188

Athletics '04 (18)

47.

Robert Ray, rhp

Texas A&M

Lufkin, Texas

Jr.

R-R

6-3

170

Dodgers '02 (28)

48.

Chris Robinson, c

Illinois

Dorchester, Ontario

Jr.

R-R

6-0

190

Mets '02 (30)

49.

Buck Cody, lhp

Texas

Oklahoma City

Sr.

R-L

6-2

200

Cardinals '04 (7)

50.

Brett Hayes, c

Nevada

Calabasas, Calif.

Jr.

R-R

6-1

170

Never drafted

51.

Sam LeCure, rhp

Texas

Centertown, Mo.

Jr.

R-R

6-0

165

Phillies '02 (45)

52.

Neil Jamison, rhp

Long Beach State

San Diego

Sr.

R-R

6-3

180

Mets '04 (8)

53.

Kris Harvey, rhp/c

Clemson

Catawba, N.C.

Jr.

R-R

6-2

180

Braves '02 (5)

54.

Chris Getz, 2b

Michigan

Gross Pointe, Mich.

Jr.

L-R

6-0

165

White Sox '02 (6)

55.

Chris Leroux, rhp

Winthrop

Mississauga, Ontario

Jr.

L-R

6-5

210

Devil Rays '02 (9)

56.

Lance Pendleton, rhp/of

Rice

Kingwood, Texas

Jr.

L-R

6-3

185

Padres '02 (13)

57.

Matt Green, rhp

Louisiana-Monroe

Monroe, La.

Jr.

R-R

6-4

185

Never drafted

58.

Garrett Olson, lhp

Cal Poly

Clovis, Calif.

Jr.

R-L

6-0

190

Never drafted

59.

Josh Bell, c

Auburn

Jackson, Tenn.

Jr.

R-R

6-0

200

Cardinals '02 (5)

60.

Michael Campbell, of

South Carolina

Winchester, Va.

Jr.

L-L

6-1

172

Never drafted

61.

Brae Wright, lhp

Oklahoma State

Southaven, Miss.

Jr.

L-L

6-4

180

Marlins '02 (26)

62.

Will Startup, lhp

Georgia

Cartersville, Ga.

Jr.

L-L

6-1

185

Never drafted

63.

Dan Dorn, of

Cal State Fullerton

Diamond Bar, Calif.

Jr.

L-L

6-2

180

Never drafted

64.

Steve Pearce, c

South Carolina

Lakeland, Fla.

Sr.

R-R

5-11

187

Red Sox '04 (10)

65.

Chris Rahl, of

William & Mary

Chesapeake, Va.

Jr.

R-R

6-0

185

Never drafted

66.

Joe Ness, rhp

Ball State

Logansport, Ind.

Jr.

R-R

6-5

195

Never drafted

67.

Mike Costanzo, 3b/rhp

Coastal Carolina

Springfield, Pa.

Jr.

L-R

6-3

205

Never drafted

68.

Kevin Roberts, rhp

Houston

Pearland, Texas

Jr.

R-R

6-0

190

Never drafted

69.

Jensen Lewis, rhp

Vanderbilt

Cincinnati

Jr.

R-R

6-3

185

Indians '02 (33)

70.

Matt Goyen, lhp

Georgia College

Athens, Ga.

Sr.

R-L

6-5

220

Devil Rays '04 (27)

71.

Jarrad Page, of

UCLA

San Leandro, Calif.

Jr.

B-R

6-0

200

Brewers '02 (5)

72.

Matt Garza, rhp

Fresno State

Fresno, Calif.

Jr.

R-R

6-4

190

Never drafted

73.

Jason Urquidez, rhp

Arizona State

Simi Valley, Calif.

Sr.

R-R

6-1

165

Reds '04 (11)

74.

Zach Kroenke, lhp

Nebraska

Omaha

Jr.

R-L

6-3

210

Never drafted

75.

Zack Kalter, rhp

Southern California

Pomona, Calif.

Jr.

L-R

6-2

190

Never drafted

76.

Seth Johnston, 2b

Texas

Boerne, Texas

Sr.

R-R

6-3

200

Orioles '04 (7)

77.

Anthony Varvaro, rhp

St. John's

Staten Island, N.Y.

Jr.

R-R

6-0

170

Never drafted

78.

Drew Butera, c

Central Florida

Lake Mary, Fla.

Jr.

R-R

6-1

190

Blue Jays '02 (48)

79.

Justin Tordi, ss

Florida

Orlando, Fla.

Jr.

R-R

6-1

193

Blue Jays '02 (46)

80.

Hector Ambriz, rhp

UCLA

Placentia, Calif.

So.

L-R

6-2

210

White Sox '02 (28)

81.

Paul Phillips, rhp

Oakland

Blissfield, Mich.

So.

R-R

6-2

210

Never drafted

82.

Nic Crosta, of

Santa Clara

Seattle

Sr.

R-R

6-2

205

Rangers '04 (17)

83.

Justin Blaine, lhp

San Diego

Westlake Village, Calif.

Jr.

L-L

6-4

175

Never drafted

84.

John Slone, c

Miami (Ohio)

Cincinnati

Sr.

R-R

6-2

195

Pirates '04 (15)

85.

Erik Lis, 1b

Evansville

Oak Lawn, Ill.

Jr.

L-L

6-1

220

Never drafted

86.

Steven Tolleson, ss

South Carolina

Spartanburg, S.C.

Jr.

R-R

5-11

172

Never drafted

87.

Jayson Ruhlman, rhp

Central Michigan

Chesterfield, Mich.

So.

L-L

6-1

170

White Sox '02 (12)

88.

Mike Billek, rhp

Central Florida

Palm Harbor, Fla.

Jr.

R-R

6-4

235

Never drafted

89.

Ron Prettyman, 3b

Cal State Fullerton

Los Alamitos, Calif.

Sr.

L-R

6-2

190

Brewers '04 (28)

90.

John DeFendis, of

Rutgers

Staten Island, N.Y.

Jr.

R-R

6-1

180

Rockies '02 (41)

91.

Tim Grogan, 3b

Western Kentucky

Fort Mitchell, Ky.

Jr.

L-R

6-1

195

White Sox '02 (47)

92.

Cameron Blair, 2b/ss

Texas Tech

Dallas

Sr.

R-R

5-10

175

Cardinals '04 (18)

93.

Matt Avery, rhp

Virginia

McLean, Va.

Jr.

R-R

6-5

230

Never drafted

94.

Neil Wagner, rhp

North Dakota State

Eden Prairie, Minn.

Jr.

R-R

6-0

200

Never drafted

95.

Travis DeBondt, of

Oral Roberts

Bakersfield, Calif.

Jr.

L-L

6-4

180

Tigers '04 (36)

96.

Mark Sauls, rhp

Florida State

Panama City, Fla.

Jr.

R-R

6-3

210

Twins '02 (3)

97.

Chris Dennis, rhp

Auburn

Madison, Ala.

Jr.

L-R

6-1

204

Never drafte

98.

Brad Boyer, 3b

Arizona

Camarillo, Calif.

Jr.

L-R

5-11

180

Never drafted

99.

James Avery, rhp

Niagara

Moose Jaw, Sask.

Jr.

R-R

6-0

200

Twins '02 (29)

100.

Matthew Luca, rhp

Nevada-Las Vegas

Galveston, Texas

Jr.

R-R

6-6

200

Reds '02 (22)