I may change my vote on the third pick of this later on, so here's hoping my top 2 hold on, giving me some more time to contemplate it. But
1. Hector Rondon - He has enough pedigree that the positive reports out of winter ball push him up.
2. Ben Wells - We're talking mid-20's here for a guy who, had he continued his early season success, might've been top 10. I'm assuming that the health decision was one the organization agreed with, so ... this seems like a sufficient enough drop.
So ... then comes the hard part ... A part of me leans Paul Blackburn (draft pedigree), another part of me leans Jose Rosario (performance/upside) ... craig has talked up Zych enough that I even give that some thought ... I also ponder Jose Arias here due to his immense ceiling, but
3. Michael Jensen - This is my nod for now. Fastball/breaking ball look solid. I'm not enthusiastic about this, as I'm still not sure if I feel like he's a starter or better off in the pen, but he had a good run in Boise this year and the stuff is solid.
Loux - hopefully for the last time?
Blackburn - Purely on upside.
Bruno - a personal favorite. Needs to keep hitting as he moves up. Anyone think he skips KC and goes to A+?
Jensen is next on my list. Maybe I could even rank him above Bruno and Blackburn.
Looks like Loux has a shot to get on.
I love Bruno. Part of it is UVA bias, as I'm a UVA fan, but love Bruno. That said, I've got a tough time putting him in my top 30. I said midseason that I could see him as our 2nd baseman of the future ... but his only plus tool is his potential to make contact, and as a college bat, we really need to see him higher up to see if that holds. Now, I still think he could be passable to solid at short, and I think there might be some more pop, but with a limited plus tool, it's hard for me to rank him high. It's the same reason I just can't rank Torreyes that high either, and those two are similar guys, with Torreyes deserving to be higher on account of level.
Bruno could see A+. If the catching thing is something they go with entering the season, I think he probably starts in A, or even XST, but if he is kept in the IF, he's got a chance to jump up there and perhaps play 2nd/3rd. All comes down to this catching thing.