MLB Draft 2012: Top 50 Bay Area Prospects

With the start of the 2012 MLB Draft only hours away, here's a quick look at some of the best and brightest talents with Bay Area ties that will be joining the majors over the next few days. Some of these names you likely have heard of, like projected No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel out of Stanford, but there are lots and lots of other talented youngsters you may not be so familiar with yet.

Below is the top 50 Bay Area prospects in this year's MLB draft, compiled by the good folks over at Perfect Game:

PLAYER (POS) YR B-T HT WT SCHOOL HOMETOWN

  • Mark Appel (RHP) JR R-R 6-5 195 Stanford San Ramon
  • Kyle Zimmer (RHP) JR R-R 6-3 210 USF La Jolla
  • Stephen Piscotty (3B/1B) JR R-R 6-3 215 Stanford Pleasanton
  • Mitch Haniger (OF) JR R-R 6-2 215 Cal Poly Santa Clara
  • Brett Mooneyham (LHP) JR L-L 6-5 235 Stanford Atwater
  • Tony Renda (2B) JR R-R 5-8 175 Cal Hillsborough
  • Martin Agosta (RHP) JR R-R 6-1 180 Saint Mary's El Dorado
  • Patrick Wisdom (3B) JR R-R 6-2 215 Saint Mary's Murrieta
  • Kenny Diekroeger (2B/SS) JR R-R 6-2 200 Stanford Woodside
  • Jacob Stewart (OF) JR R-R 6-2 190 Stanford Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Scott Griggs (RHP) JR R-R 6-4 205 UCLA Alamo
  • Justin Jones (LHP) JR L-L 6-3 190 Cal Riverbank
  • Zack Jones (RHP) JR R-R 6-1 175 SJSU San Jose
  • Patrick Stover (OF) JR R-R 6-5 215 Santa Clara Rocklin
  • Cody Keefer (OF) JR L-R 6-1 190 UCLA Davis
  • Elliott Waterman (LHP) JR L-L 6-5 215 USF Martinez
  • Chadd Krist (C) SR R-R 5-11 200 Cal Petaluma
  • Kyle Barraclough (RHP) SR R-R 6-3 180 Saint Mary's Santa Clara
  • Tyler Gaffney (OF) JR R-R 6-0 210 Stanford San Diego
  • Matt Flemer (RHP) SR R-R 6-3 215 Cal El Cerrito
  • Nick Grim (RHP) JR R-R 6-3 190 Cal Poly Salinas
  • Eric Jaffe (RHP) FR R-R 6-3 235 UCLA Oakland
  • Mike Miller (SS) SR R-R 5-8 170 Cal Poly Concord
  • Justin Maffei (OF) JR R-R 6-0 170 USF Foster City
  • Justin Haley (RHP) JR L-R 6-5 230 CS Fresno Fair Oaks
  • Dayne Quist (LHP) SR L-L 5-10 180 UC Davis Santa Cruz
  • Joe Sever (2B) JR R-R 6-0 205 Pepperdine San Jose
  • Eric Smith (C/3B) JR L-R 6-1 190 Stanford La Canada
  • Martin Viramontes (RHP) SR R-R 6-5 225 USC Fresno
  • Devyn Rodriguez (1B/OF) JR L-R 6-2 210 Cal Newhall
  • Tommy Nance (RHP) JR R-R 6-6 210 Santa Clara Long Beach
  • Jordan Remer (LHP) SR L-L 6-2 215 USF Piedmont
  • Michael Rivera (RHP) JR R-R 6-0 225 Fresno Pacific Berkeley
  • Chris Jenkins (RHP) SO R-R 6-7 220 Stanford Westfield, N.J.
  • Shawn Stuart (RHP) SR R-R 6-3 210 CS Long Beach Turlock
  • Troy Channing (1B) SR R-R 6-0 235 Saint Mary's Pleasanton
  • Derek Campbell (SS) SO R-R 6-0 170 Cal Santa Ana
  • Nick Berhel (RHP) JR R-R 6-1 180 USC Benicia
  • Nik Balog (1B) SR L-L 6-4 220 USF San Jose
  • Cody Kendall (RHP) SR R-R 6-2 210 CS Fresno Yucaipa
  • Derrick Chung (2B) SR R-R 5-10 185 CS Sacramento Cypress
  • David Garcia (2B) JR R-R 5-7 175 CS Monterey Bay San Jose
  • Esteban Guzman (RHP) SR R-R 6-4 230 San Jose State Fairfield
  • Justin Ringo (1B) JR L-L 6-1 195 Stanford Palos Park, Illinois
  • Brock Simon (RHP/3B) JR R-R 6-4 200 Santa Clara El Dorado Hills
  • Darrell Matthews (OF) JR L-R 5-10 165 Cal Concord
  • Tyler Christian (3B/RHP) JR R-R 6-1 175 San Jose State San Jose
  • Trent Garrison (C) SR L-R 6-0 185 Fresno State Murrieta
  • Tom Harlan (LHP) SR L-L 6-5 190 Fresno State San Francisco
  • Brian Busick (RHP) SR R-R 6-3 200 Stanford Poway

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