Drafting of pitcher is such a crapshoot.Finding consistent front line pitching is difficult.In drafting 13-42. teams are not going to getVerlander Price, Cole, Scherzer, Strassburg, or Kershaw . They did not fall that far.Even then top 13 doesn't mean success. Hochevar off the top of my head comes to mind
Past drafts pitchers drafted between 13 and 42
2011. 15. pitchersJose Fernandez,Sonny Gray.Fulmer if you want to stretch front line pitching. 12 others sis not develop into top of rotation pitchers
201014 pitchers. Thor and Sale
2009 13 pitchers.No way could you call Gibson a consistent front line starter
2008 15 pitcher
2007 13 pitchers Porcello did win a Cy Young.
2006 14 pitchers
Drafted outside of the top 42 you find as recent top of the rotation pitchers, DeGrom, Kluber,Arrietta, Keuchel
Worth looking at is a Ruesse rant on Twins drafting of pitchers. It is safe to assume he was not a fan of Deron Johnson. http://www.startribu...tegy/475175653/
Want to spend money for information? It might be good information, might not. I did not spend the money. If somebody does, please discuss.https://d1baseball.c...gible-pitchers/
The guys over at D1 Baseball do some of the best college coverage in the business, so I do pay for their work, and they had an update to the link you posted, though it was done midseason (April 11), so I'm wagering there will be one more update. That said, the top guy on that list was Connor Thomas, who is a 5'11", 175-pound righty from Georgia Tech who struggles to touch 90, but he does have a plus slider and at least plus command, if not better. He's ranked in the 300s on BA's top 500 list, and he's likely a day 2 or day 3 pick that could just end up back at school for his senior year. There's a point where statistical analysis is great, but in drafting, eyes on the player is going to always take significant precedent.