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1. MARK APPEL RHP, STANFORD
The strength of this year's class is college power arms, and no one is more powerful than Appel. Last Friday the righthander struck out 15 over seven innings against UNLV.
2. RYNE STANEK RHP, ARKANSAS
Scouts are divided as to whether Stanek (left) should start or relieve, but with a fastball that touches 97, the top pitcher in the country's best conference could overtake Appel.
3. AUSTIN MEADOWS CF, GRAYSON (Ga.) H.S.
The Clemson signee is the most intriguing talent in the draft, a 6' 3", 200-pound lefthanded hitter who has power, speed and a big arm in the field, where he can also play first base.
4. SEAN MANAEA LHP, INDIANA STATE
Less polished than Appel and Stanek, Manaea may have more upside. He began to move up after dominating the Cape Cod League in 2012 with his sinking mid-90s fastball.
5. KOHL STEWART RHP, ST. PIUS X H.S., HOUSTON
Stewart is committed to play QB at Texas A&M, but he also has a pitching arsenal—a mid-90s fastball, slider and changeup—that turns heads.