MLB Draft: Idaho's top prospect hopes to go tonight

STATESMAN STAFFJune 6, 2013 

Former Rocky Mountain High center fielder Mason Smith visited Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., last weekend. The Los Angeles Angels were one of seven teams Smith visited in an eight-day span.

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Rocky Mountain High outfielder Mason Smith is expected to go in the first three rounds of the major-league draft, which runs through Saturday. The first two rounds are Thursday (73 picks), and the third round starts Friday morning. Follow IdahoStatesman.com for breaking news.

OTHER IDAHOANS

The state's other top prospects (listed in order of state ranking, according to Baseball America):

Joe Martarano, 3B, Fruitland High (expected to honor Boise State football commitment)

Brady Steiger, 1B, Lewis-Clark State

Ryan Sells, 3B, Lewis-Clark State

Logan Parker, OF, Northwest Nazarene (Jerome High)

Toby Anderson, RHP, Skyview High (University of Minnesota commit)

Mitchell Bevacqua, SS, Lake City High (University of Washington commit)

Isaac Anderson, RHP, College of Southern Idaho (Rocky Mountain High)

FACTS AND FIGURES

• Coverage begins at 4 p.m. Thursday on the MLB Network and at mlb.com; draft starts at 5.

• Draft coverage continues at 10:30 a.m. Friday (rounds 3-10) and 11 a.m. Saturday (rounds 11-40) on mlb.com.

• The Astros have the No. 1 pick for the second straight year; the Cubs (a Boise Hawks affiliate) pick second.

• The top national prospects are Stanford RHP Mark Appel, Oklahoma RHP Jonathan Gray, San Diego 3B Kris Bryant, Georgia high school OFs Clint Frazier and Austin Meadows, North Carolina 3B Colin Moran, and Texas high school RHP Kohl Stewart.

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