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TFD: Two Minnesota high school players among ESPN's top 40 MLB draft prospects

Posted by: Michael Rand under Professional baseball, Minnesota state tournaments Updated: April 20, 2013 - 9:54 AM

 

Red Wing's Ryan Boldt

Red Wing's Ryan Boldt

If you are an MLB draft junkie, you probably already know this. But many of you are NOT draft junkies, and so we share with you ESPN.com's ranking of the top 50 MLB draft prospects because, being provincial, we were interested that two of them are Minnesota high school prospects. Here they are (insider):

 

No. 13: Ryan Boldt, OF, Red Wing: He possesses no 70-grade tools -- but a lot of 60s -- reminding me in some ways of Rockies 2012 first-rounder David Dahl, at least on the field. Boldt's season has barely begun, thanks to a late scheduled start on April 4 and repeated cancellations due to bad weather, limiting scouts' looks at him and increasing the pressure to showcase his tools every time out.

No. 39: Logan Shore, P, Coon Rapids: Shore is a good-sized left-hander who runs the fastball to 93-94 mph with a good curveball -- but his school's season starts today, so he hasn't really been scouted this spring, even as other states' schedules are winding down.

Of note: Boldt was No. 18 in the last ranking and Shore wasn't ranked in the top 50, so they are making strides. Also: This absurdly poor spring has made it tough for guys to get on the field.

UPDATE: Shore is right-handed ... not left-handed, as ESPN.com says.

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