No complaints from me on that list Squire. Pierce Coppola is really interesting. He went from being a bean pole to now at 18 a build and delivery strikingly similar to a young Randy Johnson. Velo of course isn't much above the low 90's yet, but if that isn't projectability, I don't know what is.
It's crazy to think they could literally take 20 guys who can throw in the mid-90s given how much velocity there is in the game now. While you don't draft for need and there are plenty of holes to fill, lets face it, it's time to make a concerted effort to build up a stock of power arms.
1) I think Painter makes a lot of sense. He's got the kind of polish and projectability that he could very well be throwing in the high 90s in 2 years. If they went with any of Painter, Madden, Montgomery or Solometo at #1 I'd be pleased.
2) Florida State RHP Tommy Mace - good stuff now and I think room to get stronger. MLB ranks him at #45 but I gotta believe there is little chance he makes it even that far. Virginia LHP Andrew Abbott is ranked at #51, but he probably goes before then too. For a high 80's/low 90's guy his stuff sure plays with a lot of life. Great change up, very good slider, and exceptional command and competitor. Reminds me a bit of watching Cliff Lee pitch.
3) Indiana RHP McCade Brown- his stuff (breaking ball and fastball) is jaw dropping and he's got a great pitcher's body- really strongly built. MLB has him ranked 103, mostly because of command issues as far as I can tell.