Breaking down the top middle infielders
As difficult as it is to find competent catcher in baseball, it's not a walk in the park finding a competent second baseman or shortstop, either. But the draft class of 2011 might produce more than a handful of everyday players up the middle, with Francisco Lindor the consensus pick as the top shortstop in the draft.
Lindor probably won't fall out of the top 10 (more on that later), so let's first check in on the others up the middle whose draft status is a little more fluid.
Kolten Wong, 2B, Hawaii
Wong handles second base just fine and offers a polished approach at the plate to go with legit gap power and good speed. He needed a huge junior season to put himself firmly into Day 1 consideration, but there's a chance he waits until the second round despite a .365/.480/.539 line with 21 stolen bases.
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