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2008 Draft
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Rank Name Pos B/T H/W NCAA/HS School/State Comments
-05 Hicks, Aaron CF S/R 6-1/160 High School Woodrow Wilson (CA) Electric 5-tool talent as an OF, power FB, hammer CB as RHP
-03 Posey, Buster C R/R 6-2/200 College Florida State Athletic backstop with cannon arm & contact bat
00 Gillaspie, Conor 3B L/R 6-1/200 College Wichita State Tough and gritty contact hitter with excellent approach to hitting
02 Melville, Tim RHP R/R 6-5/205 High School Wentzville Holt (MO) Tall, athletic RHP with good stuff, even better command
04 Weeks, Jemile 2B S/R 5-9/165 College Miami Rickie
06 Cashner, Andrew CL R/R 6-5/195 College TCU Large-framed RHP that has thrived since being moved to closer's role
07 Fields, Josh CL R/R 6-0/180 College Georgia Shorter righty closer with dynamic 2-pitch punch
08 Long, Kyle LHP L/L 6-7/280 High School St. Anne's Belfield (VA) Son of Howie, mammoth LHP/1B with big-time power both ways
09 Skipworth, Kyle C L/R 6-3/195 High School Patriot (CA) Tall, athletic catcher with powerful lefty stick
10 Perry, Ryan CL R/R 6-4/200 College Arizona Live-armed college closer whose stuff may be unrivaled in this draft
11 Burnett, Luke CL R/R 6-8/260 College Louisiana Tech Strongly built RHP with power stuff suited for short relief
12 Martinez, Harold 3B R/R 6-3/185 High School Braddock (FL) Big bodied infielder with advanced approach & power to all fields
13 Chisenhall, Lonnie 3B L/R 6-2/190 Junior College Pitt JC (NC) Sweet lefty swing and big numbers starting to over shadow background issues
14 Cooper, David 1B L/L 6-1/190 College Cal Berkeley Polished lefty slugger having a big year at Cal
15 Thames, Eric LF L/L 6-1/200 College Pepperdine Polished lefty hitter that makes consistent, hard contact having big spring
16 Meyer, Alex RHP R/R 6-7/200 High School Greensburg (IN) Big, workhorse RHP with power fastball-slider one-two punch
17 Cole, Gerrit RHP R/R 6-3/190 High School Orange Lutheran (CA) Perfectly projectable RHP with power arsenal
18 Scheppers, Tanner RHP R/R 6-4/200 College Fresno State Projectable righty with power fastball-slider arsenal
19 Davis, Ike 1B L/L 6-5/215 College Arizona State Tall and strong left-handed hitter with big-time power potential
20 Lawrie, Brett C R/R 6-0/200 High School Brookswood (British Columbia) Prep Canadian infielder/catcher prospect with power bat, arm
21 Raben, Dennis RF L/L 6-3/220 College Miami Thick and powerful 1B/OF with swing made for wood bats
22 Gray, Sonny RHP R/R 6-0/185 High School Smyrna (TN) Shorter yet athletic RHP with electric arm
23 Wallace, Brett 1B L/R 6-1/245 College Arizona State Soft-bodied 1B with a patient approach and power
24 Crow, Aaron RHP R/R 6-2/205 College Missouri Strong-armed RHP on the rise with impressive command, improving offspeed stuff
25 Nieto, Adrian C S/R 6-0/195 High School American Heritage (FL) Powerful switch-hitting catcher with aggressive approach to the game
26 Smoak, Justin 1B S/L 6-3/200 College South Carolina Natural run-producer as a switch hitter with power to all fields
27 Weatherford, Aaron CL R/R 6-0/190 College Mississippi State Shorter righty with power arsenal and mindset for closing
28 Beckham, Tim SS R/R 6-2/190 High School Griffin (GA) Silky smooth shortstop with promising bat, improving power
29 Green, Scott RHP R/R 6-8/240 College Kentucky Big and powerful RHP with improving stuff
30 Darnell, James 3B R/R 6-2/195 College South Carolina Athletic and rangy IF/OF with power arm, bat
  Notes-5/23/2008       notes archive
Welcome to the final draft rankings for 2008. There is plenty of movement, with late draft risers such as Andrew Cashner, Jake Odorizzi, Zach Collier and Anthony Hewitt. I'm going to let the rankings speak for themselves, and keep in mind these rankings are not a reflection of how the draft may shake out, as signability and organizational needs will ultimately determine which players are selected where. In regards to the Brewers, they are poised for a big year, with six picks among the top 62 overall selections, and you have to feel confident that Jack Zduriencik will re-stock the farm system with talent now that he actually has extra, early picks to work with. Truly, a big draft is on tap. To view scouting reports of all 100 players entered in the database, be sure to click on the Player Profile drop-down menu and select all, and in the meantime, visit the fan forum to be a part of all of the conversation leading up to the draft, and's unrivaled draft-day coverage.

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