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Baseball America names top 100 draft prospects

Posted on: February 2, 2012 1:21 pm

By Matt Snyder

Baseball America is the authority on the MLB Draft, and the publication has released its top 100 draft prospects for 2012. Mark Appel of Stanford is atop the list.

Appel is a 6-foot-5 right-handed pitcher and is a currently a junior at Stanford. He was 6-7 with a 3.02 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 110 1/3 innings last season. He only allowed two home runs all season, which is quite the feat in college.

Lucas Giolito, a right-handed pitcher from Harvard-Westlake High School in California checks in at No. 2 on the list. Outfielder Byron Buxton from Appling County High School in Georgia is third while Deven Marrero (SS, Arizona State) and Mike Zunino (C, Florida) round out the top five. Head over to Baseball America for the full list and subscribers can check out the scouting reports for each of the 100 players.

The Astros have the top pick in this June's draft, followed by the Twins, Mariners, Orioles and Royals.

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