In other words, things don't exactly calm down post-Draft. Who are some of the better players in the Class of 2013 that scouts will start bearing down on this summer? Here's a smattering of the top talent for next year:
Trey Ball, LHP/OF, New Castle HS (Ind.): Two-way talent who throws low-90s from the mound, has a smooth left-handed swing with power potential as a hitter.
Zach Collins, C, American Heritage HS (Fla.): Strong and sturdy behind the plate, he'll stay as a backstop while he drives the ball to all fields as a left-handed hitter.
Clinton Hollon, RHP, Woodford County HS (Kent.): With an explosive fastball that touches upper 90s, he shows a feel for a slider and a changeup as well. Very athletic and aggressive on the mound.
Jeremy Martinez, C, Mater Dei HS (Calif.): Perhaps the best catcher in the class, Martinez has an advanced approach at the plate and outstanding all-around skills behind it.
Reese McGuire, C, Kentwood HS (Wash.): That's right, another high school backstop (sense a strength in the class?). McGuire is very strong defensively and has a quick, left-handed bat when hitting.
Austin Meadows, OF, Grayson HS (Ga.): Five-tool potential, with power to all fields, above-average speed and the ability to stay in center field.
Oscar Mercado, SS, Gaither HS (Fla.): He might be the best shortstop in the class, making it look easy defensively. He makes consistent contact at the plate with a very quick bat.
Sheldon Neuse, SS/RHP, Keller Fossil Ridge HS (Texas): Another two-way standout, Neuse is a good all-around infielder who also hits the low-90s from the mound.
Chris Rivera, SS, El Dorado HS (Calif.): He can really defend with good hands, a strong arm and enough range to stay up the middle. Excellent line-drive-gap hitter with a little pop from a quick stroke at the plate.
Justin Williams, 3B/OF, Terrebonne HS (La.): Physical and strong, he has plenty of bat speed and raw power. Can hit hit out to all fields. Could play third, first or a corner-outfield spot in the future.
Kris Bryant, 3B/1B, San Diego: An 18th-round pick in 2010 (Toronto), Bryant has shown an ability to hit for average and especially power, with a .637 SLG in two years at San Diego.
Jonathan Crawford, RHP, Florida: Nothing like throwing a no-hitter in an NCAA Regional to raise your profile. A 42nd-round pick in 2010 (Miami), the right-hander stepped into Florida's rotation and posted a 2.92 ERA in 2012.
Marco Gonzales, LHP/INF, Gonzaga: There has to be one two-way collegian on this list, right? Gonzales hit .325 for the Zags as a sophomore, but his future might be on the mound as a southpaw who has now gone 19-4 with a 2.09 ERA as a two-year starter.
Michael Lorenzen, OF, Cal State Fullerton: A seventh-rounder (Tampa) in 2010, Lorenzon is a real "baseball player" who can hit and is a savvy baserunner and defender.
Adam Plutko, RHP, UCLA: Taken in the sixth round in 2010 (Houston), Plutko stepped right into the UCLA rotation as a freshman behind Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer. He became the ace in 2012, going 10-3 with a 2.56 ERA.
Ryne Stanek, RHP, Arkansas: Stanek missed being a draft-eligible sophomore by a week this year, but Arkansas will be glad to have him back. The 2010 third-round pick (Seattle) went 7-4 with a 2.83 ERA in 2012.
Bobby Wahl, RHP, Mississippi: Already the ace of the Ole Miss staff, the 2010 39th-rounder (Cleveland) will try to build on his 7-4, 2.55 ERA season in 2012 that saw him strike out 104 in 99 innings.
Karsten Whitson, RHP, Florida: Another member of the Gators' staff, Whitson was a first-rounder in 2010 (San Diego) who had a very strong freshman season. He will have to bounce back from a rough sophomore campaign to regain top-prospect status.
Trevor Williams, RHP, Arizona State: A Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American in 2011, Williams had an encore performance as a sophomore, going 12-2 with a 2.05 ERA.
Austin Wilson, OF, Stanford: The Cardinals drafted him in 2010 (12th round), but he honored his commitment to Stanford, where he's been a bit up and down, but shown plenty of potential as a hitter with power.
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