Draft Report: Flip-flopping Aggies
Two-way star Raley surges past teammate Wilson
It's not rare for a good college program to have more than one starting pitcher worth seeing. It's also not uncommon for the No. 1 guy and the No. 2 guy to switch places in terms of draft stock over the course of the spring.
That's the case with Texas A&M. Several weeks ago, The Draft Report talked about the Aggies' Alex Wilson. He started off extremely well, including the highlighted start against Rice ace Ryan Berry for that report. Well, he's 3-4 now with a 3.95 ERA and has been pitching in relief.
Meanwhile, there's Brooks Raley, the Aggies' two-way player who is Friday's starter. He may not have electric stuff, but the results have been outstanding. As a result, the southpaw has been moving up draft boards as one of those advanced college lefties who may not have the highest ceiling in the world but should not take that much time to get to the big leagues.
In addition to Raley, TDR brings you news of a college closer and a smattering of high school talent from all over the country. Making sure all regions are represented, we'll take a look at some prep talent in Washington, New Mexico and Mississippi, to name a few. But not before a quick check-in on that right-hander at San Diego State ...
Last outing: April 17
Opponent: New Mexico
Result: 1-0 win
Game stats: 9 IP, 7 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 14 K
Season stats: 8-0, 63 1/3 IP, 41 H, 9 ER, 12 BB, 121 K, .186 BAA, 1.28 ERA
Now on to the reports.
The Aggies' up-and-comer
Brooks Raley, LHP
Raley brought his "A" game to a start at Kansas State a couple of weeks ago. The lefty tossed a complete-game three-hitter, allowing two runs while walking one and striking out 11. For the season, he's 7-1 with a 2.02 ERA. Over 62 1/3 IP, he's allowed only 40 hits (.189 opponents' batting average) and 16 walks while striking out 65. Also an outfielder, he's leading the team with a .354 average and 21 steals. Complete Report
The college closer
Jason Stoffel, RHP
University of Arizona
The Wildcats closer had a rough outing last month against archrival Arizona State as he gave up two runs in 1 2/3 innings. He's still got the power arsenal that had him closing ahead of former first-rounders Ryan Perry and Daniel Schlereth in years past, but his results this year have not lived up to his track record. The right-hander does have 39 K's and seven saves in 35 2/3 IP, but he's also got a 4.54 ERA and has allowed nearly a hit per inning. Complete Report
The high school talent
Steven Baron, C
Ferguson School, Miami, Fla.
Playing in the Sarasota Spring Break Tournament, Baron's Ferguson club couldn't do much against Cardinal Mooney's Michael Heller (a Draft prospect in his own right). But Baron did pick up two of his team's four hits on the day. The catcher has batted .333 through 23 games in his senior season. Complete Report
Jake Barrett, RHP
Desert Ridge HS, Mesa, Ariz.
Barrett was lights-out in a start against Pinnacle High School in Arizona, tossing a shutout while allowing only three singles -- none after the second inning -- and striking out 14. He's gone 5-2 with a 2.42 ERA on the season, striking out 60 over 34 innings. Complete Report
Kyrell Hudson, OF
Evergreen HS, Vancouver, Wash.
The top prep player in the Pacific Northwest, Hudson took an 0-for against Skyview High School but still intrigues some with his raw tools. Complete Report
David Renfroe, SS
South Panola HS, Batesville, Miss.
In a game against Starkville High School, Renfroe helped South Panola to a 15-5 victory and showed plenty of offensive skills to excite scouts. Complete Report
Max Walla, OF
Albuquerque Academy, N.M.
The outfielder was seen in a 5-4 victory over St. Pius X in Albuquerque and showed some real ability with the bat and a strong arm from the outfield. He went 1-for-3 and scored the winning run in the seventh. Through Tuesday, he was hitting .551 with seven homers, seven doubles, 27 walks and 29 RBIs. Complete Report
Jonathan Mayo is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.