Mack Draft: – Alex Dickerson, Jackie Bradley, Jason Esposito, Cohl Walla, and Brandon Meredith

Alex Dickerson:

Indiana – It’s a long way from San Diego to Bloomington, IN, but Dickerson has blazed a trail from his California roots in his first two seasons at Indiana. He earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Freshman All-American honors in 2009 after batting .370 with 57 RBIs and an IU freshman record 14 home runs as his team’s primary clean-up batter. His efforts helped the Hoosiers claim their first NCAA Regional bid since 1996. Dickerson then went on to win the Big Ten Triple Crown in 2010, batting .419 with 24 HR and 75 RBIs. He earned All-American accolades and was the unanimous pick for Big Ten Player of the Year, to become the first Big Ten player to receive Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year honors in back-to-back seasons. Dickerson played for the Wareham Gatemen in the Cape Cod League in the summer of 2009 and then starred for the USA Collegiate National Team in 2010. –  

 Jackie Bradley

South Carolina 5’10 175 L/R – gamer with tools, pluses are instincts and quickness, with very quick bat that generates enough power to hit 8-10 HR in pro ball and be top of lineup guy or down the ladder lineup guy to help ignite late rallies. Throws well enough to stay in CF with range to alleys and instincts to get jumps to keep runners honest rounding third. Solid runner, not a burner however but will steal occ bases. 

 Jason Esposito:

 Vanderbilt 6’1 195 R/R – gamer with tools, comps to Ryan Zimmerman, Jason has improved his quickness and first step moves to field either side of his glove since HS in Connecticut (Amity HS) and runs better out of the box, 4.3 from right side which is solid ave, runs alot better between bases and enough quickness to steal 15-20 bases in ML. Throwing arm is solid and has the offensive potential to hit 20-25 HR drive in 80 plus runs and hit close to 300 with good eye hand coordination and pitch discipline, will be over aggressive at times, but that is natural for most hitters. Will be in the bigs quicker than Tony Graffanino was years back.  

Cohl Walla:

Texas – Walla didn’t have to go far when it came time to go to college. The 6’3 outfielder went to Lake Travis High School just outside Austin, where he won a 2007 state championship. He was even on the receiving end of 12 touchdown passes from current Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert when the two were high school teammates in 2007. Walla made a name for himself on the Disch-Falk diamond in 2010. His .316 average was the third-best for the Super Regional Longhorns. He had eight home runs with 12 doubles, 41 runs, 40 RBIs, and 14 stolen bases during his freshman campaign. Walla was a 49th round draft choice of the Washington Nationals in 2009.-

Brandon Meredith:

San Diego State – It’s hard enough for a Major Leaguer to homer at San Diego’s Petco Park, let alone a high school player. That didn’t stop Meredith from becoming the first prep player to go yard at Petco when it did it in 2008. He kept it going when he got to SDSU, batting .309 with seven home runs, 17 doubles, and 44 RBIs. His 63 starts in his 2009 freshman season were the most of any player on an Aztec team that advanced to the Irvine NCAA Regional. A 15th round draft pick by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008, Meredith led San Diego State with his .383 average last year. He also hit seven HR with 11 doubles, 54 RBIs and a 1.026 OPS. –


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