- Keith Law, ESPN Insider
This is the final top 100 update for this year's Rule 4 draft. The top four remain unchanged but I've moved a lot of guys around based on recent reports, more conversations with scouts, a few games I saw recently and a fair amount of video I've received from contacts in the game.
This is my ranking of these players, roughly the order in which I would take them if signability was not a factor. This is not, however, a projection of where these players will be selected. The most recent projection went up on Friday, June 3, and I'll post one more on Monday morning before the draft begins.
Analysis: His fastball grades out as an 80 on the 20-80 scouting scale, and his change grades as a 70. He also has an above-average slider and a good delivery, but he needs a different pitching plan. He's a potential No. 1 starter. Previous Rankings: 3 | 1 | 1 | 1
Analysis: One of the top high school pitchers in recent memory, maybe the best since Beckett, up to 99 with an insane work ethic, a knockout cutter and makeup that scouts love. Previous Rankings: 13 | 6 | 4 | 4
Keith Law updates his rankings of the top 100 prospects for the 2011 MLB draft. The top four remains the same, but there is plenty of movement throughout the list, including in the top 10.