Draft could produce run on bats 

May, 9, 2013

The strength of the 2013 MLB draft class is, once again, college pitching. The depth in college hitters is below average despite a handful of first-round talents such as San Diego's Kris Bryant, North Carolina's Colin Moran and Stanford's Austin Wilson. On the prep side, there are a number of intriguing position players, and some of those are getting first-round consideration, but the upside play at the high school level is again on the side of the pitching.

Austin Wilson
Damen Jackson/Icon SMIStanford's Austin Wilson is one who could benefit from an early run on bats.
Right-hander Kohl Stewart of St. Pius X High School in Houston leads the charge, with left-hander Trey Ball (New Castle High School, Ind.) also garnering attention in the top half of the first round. Still, the first round could be dominated by hitters. Here's why: