As you have probably seen we have started a new feature called College Monday wrap-up. While we have done some profiles, there aren’t many posted yet, and some of you may be wondering which of these names you see on the wrap-up may actually be possibilities for the Cardinals’ first pick in June. That is why we have decided to start the top 15 list. This list is a combination of lists from erik, Picklefork, UncleBuck44, and myself. Our hope is to continue to give updates every few weeks leading up to draft day, and hopefully our list will resemble that of what the Cardinals may actually have and we can give you a good preview of the guy that will ultimately be the pick.
This year the Cardinals have the 13th overall pick, their highest since the disastrous Shaun Boyd selection in 2000. In the early going in this draft season, it seems like there will be much better options available with that 13th selection this year. As you will see there is a nice blend of college arms, sluggers (both college and high school), high school athletes, and high school power arms. At this point we don’t really know who the Cardinals will go after, but we do have a pretty good idea of the names you will hear called in the first half of the first round. Enough with the talk, here’s the list.
1. Pedro Alvarez 3B Vanderbilt
4. Brian Matusz LHP San Diego
9. Harold Martinez SS/3B Braddock High School (FL)
14. Shooter Hunt RHP Tulane
Others receiving votes: Buster Posey C Florida State, Christian Friedrich LHP Eastern Kentucky