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Top 15 Third Basemen in 2009 Draft


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Added my 3B ranking to the blog. He's the excerpt with the actual top 15:

Fall 2009: Top 15 Third Basemen

1. Matt Davidson, Senior, Yucaipa HS (CA)

2. Bobby Borchering, Senior, Bishop Verot HS (FL)

3. Mike Spina, Senior, University of Cincinnati

4. Cade Kreuter, Senior, Hart HS (CA)

5. William Myers, Senior, Weseleyan Christian Academy (NC)

6. Jayce Boyd, Senior, Tate HS (FL)

7. Michael Heller, Senior, Sarasota Mooney HS (FL)

8. Bart Roark, Senior, East Tennessee State University

9. Kevin Mahoney, Junior, Canisius College

10. Chris Dominguez, Junior, University of Louisville

11. Shane Brown, Junior, University of Central Florida

12. Patrick Long, Junior, Georgia Tech

13. Travis Sample, Junior, University of Arkansas

14. Tommy Mendonca, Junior, Fresno State University

15. Brooks Hall, Senior, T.L. Hanna HS (SC)

Best Hitter: Matt Davidson

Best Power: Matt Davidson

Best Defense: Matt Davidson

Best Arm: Michael Heller

Best Speed: Mike Spina

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In your opinion, does Borchering project to go in the 1st rd or 1st Supplemental? It's early, but he's on my list of hopefuls for the O's 2nd rd pick.

Yeah, I think when all is said and done he will go in the Supplemental. With a good Spring he could be swiped towards the end of the 1st round if a team really likes his bat. He has an outstanding arm and I think he is solid enough to stay at 3B, long term.

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Davidson is tops in both defense and hitting and power, yet he doesn't make Pappas's top 10. Does this mean that 3B is relatively weak this year or you have a higher opinion of him?

I have a higher opinion of him. I like his bat more that Tate's, though Tate is still in the current overall Top 10 for me. To be honest, Keith Law is the only other "draft guy" I have seen with Davidson in the Top 10. That doesn't mean much, other than it's obvious that reasonable people can have differing views on rankings when you are talking about a lot of talent that is somewhat comparable (compared to last year's draft where there was a more distinct cut-off from the "elite" crop).

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