Buzz: Travis Harrison's stock is rising
If it seems like the number of potential first-round picks has grown each week, it's not a hallucination. The number of prospects that have helped their cause this season dwarfs those who have struggled to impress the scouting world. While only 33 players will be selected in the initial round come draft day, many others are worthy of such consideration, which makes things interesting well into the compensation round and beyond.
A handful of clubs have extra picks, including the Tampa Bay Rays, who have 10 selections -- three in the first round. Arizona, San Diego, Boston, Milwaukee and Washington each have two first-round choices and the Toronto Blue Jays have four supplemental picks. All seven organizations have a chance to do some serious damage it terms of filling their farm system with impact talent. Whether or not they take advantage of the opportunity remains to be seen.
Here's a rundown of how some of the top prospects fared this weekend:
Travis Harrison, 1B/3B -- Tustin High School (Calif.)
Harrison is among the top position players at the prep level in California, hit homers in back-to-back games last week and is hitting .468/.638/.979 with six home runs for the season. The right-handed batting corner infielder is likely headed for first base in pro ball, but the bat may play there, as those six long balls have come in just 69 plate appearances and 47 official at-bats.
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