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Handing out projection superlatives

Best prep off-speed pitch? Best college speed? We've got you covered

Updated: June 1, 2010, 12:36 PM ET
By Jason A. Churchill | ESPN Insider
Bryce HarperJosh Holmberg/Icon SMISomewhat unsurprisingly, Bryce Harper is No. 1 in many of the categories listed here.

With the draft less than a week away, let's take a look at which of the top prospects own the best individual tools among both the prep and college classes. We added a separate division in a couple of categories that we think were both necessary and informative at the same time.

Pitching tools

Prep level fastball:
Jameson Taillon, RHP, The Woodlands HS (Texas)
Taillon sits in the 93-97 mph range and has touched as high as 99 this spring. He has such a large advantage in velocity that he wins in this category despite having problems with a lack of fastball movement and the pitch flattening out on him more than occasionally.

Stetson Allie, from St. Edwards High School in Ohio, can touch 100 mph on the radar gun but typically pitches in the 92-96 range in order to maintain some semblance of control. It has above-average movement, earning the right-hander a runner-up tag.