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Keith Law's top 100: Five days to go

Deck McGuire and James Paxton fall, but the top six remain steady

Originally Published: June 2, 2010
By Keith Law | ESPN.com

Here's my third ranking of the top 100 prospects for the 2010 Rule 4 draft, based on what I've seen and what I've heard from scouts thus far this spring.

Normal caveat: This is not a projection of where these players will be selected, but my assessment of their value as players. I also don't consider signability, which is largely an unknown factor at this point anyway. This list was compiled in consultation with Jason A. Churchill, who is my main co-contributor to the currently-running-six-times-a-week MLB draft blog on Insider.

The 2010 MLB draft order is here.

We have over 100 player scouting reports in that database; you can find an index of these player profiles, sorted alphabetically, by going here. The player cards are also linked below.

If you'd like to compare to my previous top 100 (from May 14), you can open that in a new window by clicking here.


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Analysis: The presumptive No. 1 overall pick has smashed records and led a strong College of Southern Nevada team into the NJCAA regionals. SCOUTING VIDEO May 14: No. 1

Analysis: Tall, athletic shortstop with a quick bat and a 70 arm. SCOUTING VIDEO May 14: No. 2

Analysis: Unusual arm strength, up to 98 mph as a starter, but hitters see his fastball and he needs help quieting his delivery. SCOUTING VIDEO May 14: No. 3

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Analysis: Recent struggles likely tied to a strained pec that should resolve itself if he takes a week off. May 14: No. 4

Analysis: The best command of the premium prep arms in the class, with a chance for four pitches. May 14: No. 5



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