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Posted: May 14, 2003, 5:42 AM Post
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Updated May 14, 2003 at 12:00 pm EST
Who's making power moves and who's showing signs of draftitis? We'll keep you updated on the top 30 draft prospects as they move in the weeks leading up to the draft.

Remember, this isn't how we think the first 30 picks of the draft will fall. It's our ranking of the best prospects at a given moment based on what we're hearing from various scouts, coaches and front office executives.

Player Trend
1. Rickie Weeks, 2B, Southern - An NL scout: "Whatever philosophy you believe in, Rickie Weeks comes out at the top"

2. Adam Loewen, lhp, Chipola (Fla.) JC - The (multi)million dollar question: Can the Orioles sign him before he goes back into the draft?

3. Delmon Young, of, Camarillo (Calif.) HS - Dmitri's little brother has been raking in games and private workouts for the Rays of late

4. Ryan Harvey, of, Dunedin (Fla.) HS - Bounced back from last fall's knee injury to become darkhorse candidate for No. 1 pick

5. Kyle Sleeth, rhp, Wake Forest - Trying not to get dragged down by a disappointing season for the Deacons

6. Tim Stauffer, rhp, Richmond - Four plus pitches with above-average command, but a rough start against North Carolina

7. Jeff Allison, rhp, Veterans Memorial (Mass.) HS -Quickly becoming the best prep pitching prospect by far, according to an AL crosschecker

8. Chris Lubanski, of, Kennedy-Kenrick (Pa.) HS - In a 10-for-11 doubleheader outburst, hit for two cycles in combined games

9. Michael Aubrey, 1b, Tulane - Defense might be a question, but some predict .500-.600 slugging in the bigs

10. Nick Markakis, lhp, Young Harris (Ga.) JC - Reds want to sign him, but price goes up as he deals on the mound and rakes at the plate

11. Lastings Milledge, of, Lakewood Ranch HS, Fla. -He's the classic high-risk, high-reward pick and has thrived in front of scouts against top competition

12. Andrew Miller, lhp, Buchholz (Fla.) HS -Inconsistency with delivery and velocity have knocked down preseason top prep pitcher

13. Marc Cornell, rhp, Ohio U. - Shaky health record and recent shoulder woes might be enough to scare top 10 teams away

14. John Danks, lhp, Round Rock (Texas) HS -Recovered from early outings without his best stuff and now could be first southpaw drafted

15. Ian Stewart, 3b, La Quinta (Calif.) HS - Outhomered by teammate Cole Garner, but has the bat scouts look for in the first round

16. Ryan Wagner, rhp, Houston - Dominating closer has two unhittable pitches and could break 40-year-old mark for K/9

17. Craig Whitaker, rhp, Lufkin (Texas) HS - After he hit 98 mph, his next start "looked like the Academy Awards" because everyone was there

18. Paul Maholm, lhp, Mississippi State - The 2003 version of Joe Saunders; Maholm has become the top pitcher in the SEC

19. Vince Sinisi, 1b, Rice - Earns comparisons to Lance Berkman, but Boras factor and sophomore status drives down his stock

20. Brad Sullivan, rhp, Houston - Has helped struggling team by playing first and second, but he's had bad luck on the mound

21. Eric Duncan, 3b, Seton Hall (N.J.) Prep - Hitting his way into the first round, often in front of New Jersey native Omar Minaya

22. Matt Murton, of, Georgia Tech - Having a down year at the plate coming off two big seasons in the Cape Cod League

23. Aaron Hill, ss, Louisiana State - Best player on SEC's best team is attractive to both performance- and tools-driven clubs

24. Ryan Sweeney, of, Xavier (Iowa) HS - Without a high school season, relies on workouts like the one at the scouting director's meetings in Texas

25. Matt Moses, ss, Mills Goodwin (Va.) HS - After not making the summer rounds in showcases, he could sneak into the middle of the first round

26. Brad Snyder, of, Ball State - Serious car wreck in June 2001 won't hamper his prospects in June 2003

27. Carlos Quentin, of, Stanford - An adjustment at the plate triggered a 26-game hitting streak that got scouts' attention

28. Conor Jackson, 3b, California - Delivered three homers and eight RBIs in big set with Stanford, though Bears were swept

29. David Murphy, of, Baylor - Like Hill and Murton, you get plenty of tools for scouts to like along with good performance

30. Jay Sborz, rhp, Langley (Va.) HS - Consistently 92-95 mph, touching 96 and mowing down the competition

On The Bubble:

Aaron Jensen, rhp, Springville (Utah) HS
Jacob Stevens, lhp, Cape Coral (Fla.) HS
Daniel Bard, rhp, Christian Academy, Charlotte, N.C.
Brandon Wood, ss, Horizon HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Tim Battle, of, McIntosh HS, Peachtree City, Ga.
Jared Hughes, rhp, Santa Margarita HS, Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Adam Jones, rhp/ss, Morse HS, San Diego
Scott Maine, lhp, Dwyer HS, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Dallas Buck, rhp, Newberg (Ore.) HS
Dennis Dove, rhp, Georgia Southern
Scott Baker, rhp, Oklahoma State
Brian Anderson, of, Arizona State

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Posted: May 14, 2003, 8:36 AM Post
Posts: 351
Didn't see Salty on in there anywhere, keep your fingers crossed for the second round !!:D

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