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Top 20 Outfielders - 2013 MLB Draft

by Steve Garrity on May. 30, 2013

(As seen in USA Today's Sports Weekly Magazine)

1) Clint Frazier OF Loganville HS (GA), 6’0” 190 – He’s not the biggest guy in the world, but he has much more power than you would expect and has the talent to be a five-tool player.

2) Austin Meadows OF Grayson HS (GA) 6’3” 200– Depending on who you ask, Meadows could be the more toolsy player between him and Frazier, but with less power, and you’re asking me so I say he’s second.

3) Aaron Judge OF Fresno State 6”7” 240– Judge is a monster at 6’7’’/240lbs – and he has the power to match. Despite his size, he still displays solid athleticism in the outfield and has more speed than you would expect.

4) Hunter Renfroe OF Mississippi State, Jr. 6’1” 216 – Renfroe grades out well across the board, his best tool is his arm, and the team that thinks he can hit consistently could be the benefactor if his raw power shows up in games.

5) Billy Mckinney OF Plano West HS (TX) 6’1” 195– Mckinney may have the best high school bat in the draft; though saying he’s sort of slow would be an insult to slow runners.

6) Austin Wilson OF Stanford, Jr. 6’5” 250– Another beast at 6’5’’/250lbs- Wilson is slightly slower and has less power than Judge, but he could be a better overall hitter.

7) Phillip Ervin OF Samford, Jr. 5’10” 205– Ervin’s best tool his is plus plus speed, and he has some pop to go with his bat; solid across the board.

8) Ryan Boldt OF Red Wing HS (MN)  6’1” 185– Boldt has a solid stroke that produces line-drive power; he is kind of behind the eight-ball in terms of development being from Minnesota, though he has solid tools across the board.

9) Josh Hart OF Parkview HS (GA) 6’1” 185– With a short stroke that keeps the ball on the ground, Hart profiles as a leadoff hitter in the mold of Ben Revere

10) Michael Lorenzen OF Cal St. Fullerton, So. 6’3” 195 –Lorenzen struggles with consistency at the plate, but he plays a very good centerfield, and the tools are there, so if a team thinks he can put everything together, they will take a chance early.

11) Terry McClure OF Riverwood HS (GA) 6’2” 190– With a simple, quiet stroke that makes consistent contact and produces some power, McClure has the chance to be a five-tool player, also providing outstanding defense.

12) Jordan Paroubeck OF Serra HS (CA) 6’2” 190– An impressive looking player, Paraoubeck has worked out with Barry Bonds, and grades out well across the board.

13) Cord Sandberg OF Manatee HS (FL) 6’3” 215– A two-sport athlete with a commitment to Mississippi State to play quarterback, Sandberg also has a chance to be a five-tool player on the diamond.

14) Ivan Wilson OF Ruston HS (LA) 6’3” 220– Another two-sport athlete, Wilson is no doubt going to play baseball, and he has the bat and raw power to be a special hitter.

 15) Matthew McPhearson OF Riverdale Baptist HS (MD)  5’10” 170– McPhearson has plus plus speed, clocking in a 6.2 60-yard dash, and combined with his excellent eye at the plate, it allows him to get on base at a high clip. He could be a big time base stealing threat at the next level.

16) Stephen Wrenn OF Walton HS (GA) 6’2” 175 – Wrenn is blessed with outstanding speed, especially out of the right-handed batter’s box, and should also be a base stealing threat in the pros.

17) Jared King OF Kansas State, Jr. 6’1” 200 – King has the bat to hit for average and power, yet his weakest tool is his arm so he is probably destined for left field.

18) Michael O’Neill OF Michigan, Jr. 6’1” 195 – O’Neill has the bloodlines teams love, his uncle is Paul O’Neill, but he can also flat out hit, using a solid cut that produces consistent contact.

 19) Justin Williams OF Terrebonne HS (LA) 6’2” 215– Williams has outstanding raw power, but right now that’s pretty much all he has.

20) William Abreu OF Mater Academy (FL) 6’3” 200– Abreu is a solid left-handed hitter across the board, but doesn’t do anything that truly stands out just yet.