This year’s draft is going to be littered with collegiate stars that are experienced and ready to move their way through the minor league ranks in a hurry.
Will we see another Mike Leake? The Reds pitcher was a 2010 first-rounder that didn’t play a single inning in the minors after making the eventual NL Central champs rotation out of spring training.
As we go through a mock draft, the emphasis will be on college stars that will hit the ground running with their new team as the countdown to June 4th rolls on.
(College Studs Highlighted in Italics)
1. Deven Marrero, SS, Arizona State
The defensive whiz was the 2011 Pac-10 Defensive player of the year as he gobbled up seemingly every ball that was hit in his direction.