SEC stocked with pro prospects
May, 14, 2012
By Jason A. Churchill | ESPN.com
Ron Chenoy/US PresswireZunino leads a Gators squad loaded with draft prospects.While there is strong competition from the Pac-12, and the Big 12 certainly deserves mention, the SEC remains the top conference in college baseball in terms of producing prospects for the draft. Using, as a gauge, Keith Law's most recent prospect rankings -- which stretches to 100 players -- the SEC stands at the top as they have many times in recent years.
The SEC has 11 players on the top 100, while the Pac-12 comes in at eight -- both boasting multiple prospects that are likely to be considered in round one. A year ago, the SEC had nine players selected in the top 100, while the Pac-12, then the Pac-10, shared second-place honors with the ACC with eight of the top 100 picks apiece.