2020 Draft Board Reports BLCRegardless of how the picks shake out, the 2020 MLB Draft will be historic. With just five rounds, it will obviously be the fewest players selected ever, and the dynamics of such a short draft is likely to give us a higher rate of college picks than we’ve seen recently. That will all become evident upon the draft’s completion on June 11. For now, you need to know who the prospects are and we’ve got you covered.

Below you’ll find reports on every player on the PBR Draft Board, as well as applicable video. Consider this a best available list. Players are not lined up based on the order we think they’ll be picked. Not only can you prime yourself for June 10 with this list, but you can also judge how your favorite team or its rivals did after the fact.

2018 SimulDraft

2019 SimulDraft

The 2020 MLB Draft will take place June 10-11. The first day will start at 7:00 p.m. ET and consist of the first round and Competitive Balance Round A—the first 37 picks. The second through fifth rounds (123 picks) will begin at 5:00 p.m. ET on June 11. The signing deadline is August 1. You can find more information about the changes to the draft, the bonus pools and slot values, and selection order on our Draft HQ page.


1 Spencer Torkelson 1B Arizona State
Not much more needs to be written about one of college baseball’s elite hitters and its top slugger since Kris Bryant in 2013. Torkelson physically resembles a young Paul Konerko and at 6-foot-1, 220 pounds, he combines power production with great feel for hitting. He homered on a 3-2 pitch during his second at-bat of the 2020 season against Villanova and then walked in seven of his next 11 plate appearances. He was also intentionally walked 15 times in the Sun Devil’s 17-game 2020 season. Torkelson is able to extend at-bats by fouling off offspeed pitches and getting to the next fastball—a rare skill for power hitters. His average exit velo on all batted balls in the shortened 2020 season was 99.4 mph with a high of 112.9 mph. He’s also solid defensively at first base with an above average, accurate throwing arm and quick release. He profiles well at first base with more than enough power to play the position in an everyday role in the major leagues. Torkelson was highlighted in Round 6 of Tale of the Tape and he remains firmly entrenched as a top three overall pick. He will be under strong consideration to be selected 1-1.
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2 Austin Martin 3B/OF Vanderbilt
Martin has long been one of the top pure hitters in college baseball, thanks to loads of bat speed, great hand/eye coordination, top-level athleticism and a well-rounded toolset. With above average running speed, smooth defensive actions and more than enough arm (above average) for the left side of the infield. He has defensive versatility all over the diamond having played center field for Team USA, being capable of manning shortstop and projecting as an above defender in the future at either second, third base or center field. Martin was highlighted in Round 3 of the Tale of the Tape and remains firmly entrenched as a top three overall pick. He will be under strong consideration to be selected 1-1.
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3 Asa Lacy LHP Texas A&M
As a slender 6-foot-2, 180-pound high school senior throwing in the upper 80s, Lacy was selected in the 31st round of the 2017 draft by Cleveland. Now standing strong and durable at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds and armed with a fastball up to 97 mph, he is the top college pitching prospect in this year's draft. Last summer, during an appearance for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, Lacy sat 92-95 mph with his fastball and good downplane from a high three-quarter slot. He landed soft with good balance and direction to the plate. There’s some effort and head dunk to his delivery, but nothing that detracts from his starter profile at this point, as his upper and lower halves stay in sync and his arm works. This spring, his fastball touched 97 with a 2150-2350 rpm spin rate and his secondary offerings continued to improve. Last summer he showed an 80-83 mph breaking ball and an 87 mph changeup, but now his breaker is a cutter that he stays behind, sitting 88-90 mph with a spin rate approaching the 2400s. His changeup sits 85-87 mph with a 1550-1600 spin rate, but overall Lacy is a lefty power pitcher who excels at getting the punchout. He can still use further refinement of his command, but it, too, is improving. He will likely be selected as one of the top three overall picks. Lacy was highlighted in Round 4 of Tale of the Tape.
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4 Max Meyer RHP Minnesota
Meyer was electric in the shortened 2020 season, flirting with triple digits and holding plus velocity deep into outings. He was highlighted in Round 2 of the Tale of the Tape. His fastball has more run than dive and is delivered with more control in and around the zone than command to a spot. His go-to pitch is a 70- to 80-grade spiked slider, which sits 89-92 and is a swing-and-miss pitch at any level. It shows depth and power with consistent command. Last season, he threw this pitch 54 percent of the time. His other offspeed pitch is an above average 85-87 changeup. These three pitches give him the top stuff of any pitcher in this year’s draft class and the likely ability to make a quick impact on a big league roster. At 6-foot, 190 pounds, Meyer is super athletic and shows the ability to repeat his delivery and make adjustments. Overall, he has big weapons with his electric three-pitch mix and continues to gain steam up draft boards. The only question mark on Meyer is his long term durability as a starting pitcher, and some compare his size and stuff to fellow 6-footer and former New York Mets righty David Cone.
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5 Emerson Hancock RHP Georgia
At 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, Hancock physically resembles Corey Kluber and features a mid-90s fastball from a 3/4 slot with good life down in the zone. He has some effort with a slight head snap, yet blocks his front side well and has good extension out front with a slight crossbody landing, which produces good angle to the plate. He works away from his arm with his body moving forward and his arm going back during his delivery, causing some concern for future injury, but it does not affect his overall plus control. His best secondary offering is a plus-plus, tumbling, low-spin changeup at 85-86 mph, which generates swing-and-miss from both right and left-handed hitters. He sequences the pitch very well with his fastball while mixing in an occasional 82-85 slider that is above average. Overall, Hancock is a strike-thrower with three better than average pitches and outstanding performance in the SEC. He was highlighted in Round 2 of the Tale of the Tape and is likely to be selected within the first five overall picks.
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6 Nick Gonzales SS/2B New Mexico State
In just two years, the 5-foot-10, 190-pound Gonzales has gone from an overlooked prep to one of college baseball’s best hitters. After receiving consideration for the Golden Spikes Award with a slash of .432/.532/.733 with 16 home runs and 80 RBIs as a sophomore last spring, Gonzalez went to the Cape with high expectations last summer—and he did nothing but rake. He finished second in the league with a .351 average and earned MVP honors. He has a short stroke with strong hands that produce very good bat speed and the ball jumps off his bat with backspin. His pure swing also has good extension, producing extra-base power. He mainly uses center to left field and controls the strike zone with a keen eye and a very still head, allowing for good pitch recognition. He controls the barrel and consistently puts the bat on the ball. On the basepaths, he is an above average runner underway with good quickness and instincts. At this point, he’s more of a situational base stealer than a constant threat. Defensively, he switched to shortstop this spring for the Aggies, but is most likely a second baseman in professional baseball. He shows soft hands with smooth actions, as well as fair instincts. He also has an above average arm with good carry and can easily and accurately throw from all angles. With his strong work ethic and a high desire to improve, he will likely turn himself into at least an average defender at the keystone. Gonzales was highlighted in Round 3 of the Tale of the Tape is arguably the top pure hitter, along with Austin Martin, in college baseball. He profiles to be an offensive second baseman at the pro level. With a huge start to 2020, Gonzales solidified his status as a likely top 10 overall pick.
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7 Zac Veen OF Spruce Creek HS, FL
Not only the biggest riser in Florida in the shortened spring, Veen was the biggest riser in the country. The big left-handed hitter has long been on the radar and has really come into his own. Standing out with the ability to turn and find the barrel, the growth spurt and 15 additional pounds catapulted him into the national spotlight. He has an above average hit and power tool with a chance for plus power in the future. He currently plays center, and has average athleticism, but fits more on a corner spot as he continues to mature physically. He has a very advanced approach and imposing demeanor in the box. Overall, he has put himself in the conversation of being the first high school guy off the board.
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8 Ed Howard SS Mount Carmel HS, IL
Athletic, chiseled and high-waisted at 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, Howard has long been one of the top defensive shortstops in the country. He plays the game with extreme ease, confidence and body control, showing that he’s never in a hurry. He’s comfortable on the move, making difficult plays look routine. The hands are soft and confident, playing out in front of his body. The arm plays easy and is accurate with significant carry across the diamond. Offensively, he profiles at the top of an order. He’s comfortable and quiet in the box, letting the ball travel and showing quiet takes. He stays within himself and has explosive quick-twitch in his swing. He uses the whole field and controls the barrel, currently showing doubles power, but projecting for more as he continues to develop physically. An Oklahoma recruit, he is likely be gone by the middle of the first round.
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9 Garrett Crochet LHP Tennessee
Evaluated in the spring of 2018 as a future top round pick as a freshman, Crochet has developed as expected. He now sits comfortably in the mid-90s with his explosive heater, that has a 2500-2600 rpm spin rate. Health delayed his start to 2020 and he only got one start in, but threw 32 of 41 pitches for strikes. His super quick arm generates high spin rates from a 3/4 slot with elite extension (6.77') out front. At 6-foot-5, 215 pounds he also has the physicality to match his confident mound presence, as he carries himself like a veteran big leaguer. His other weapons are a sharp, above average slurve and a firm, above average sinking changeup. He also shows high aptitude as he continues to refine his delivery, making an adjustment this spring by using his lower half more, further strengthening his ease of operation while finding additional velocity. Possessing the stuff to project as a potential front-of-the-rotation starter, the potential to reach his ceiling doesn't involve throwing more strikes or developing another pitch. He already has three good ones in his arsenal. The key for him will be developing from a 2.5-speed to a 3-speed pitcher. At 90-92 mph his change-of-pace is too hard. At 83-86 mph his slider is too slow. And the bottom velocity of either pitch isn't low enough. Typically, successful front-of-the-rotation pitchers gather outs in bunches by using three tiers of velocity, unless one of their pitches is elite (a Chris Sale slider for example). Crochet has good pitches, but not one can be considered elite at present. He should receive top half of the first round consideration, despite missing his first three starts this spring due to mild shoulder soreness. Crochet was highlight in Round 4 of Tale of the Tape.
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10 Mick Abel RHP Jesuit HS, OR
Though his spring ended before it even started, Abel’s body of work over the last two years has firmly cemented him in first-round conversation. The Oregon State recruit has been up to 96 with his fastball, routinely holding 90-94 with occasional sink when working to his arm side. The controlled effort and easy arm action in his delivery allow him to maintain velocity deep into starts and gives him a starter profile moving forward. His slider is an above-average offering, ranging from 82-86 with sharp, late action and he tunnels it well with his fastball. He also shows the makings of an average changeup in the low 80s, but doesn’t have to rely on it often at this point. High school right-handers are a risky draft profile, but everything about Abel’s talent and upside figure to outweigh those concerns.
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11 Reid Detmers LHP Louisville
The son of former major leaguer Kris Detmers, Reid is a strong, mature bodied 6-foot-1, 210-pound southpaw with a high-spinning (2600-2700) 72-75 curveball as his best pitch. It’s a plus freezer with good depth. On any given day, his fastball ranges from 88-94 mph, sitting mostly 89-92, with some tailing action and a spin rate of 2100-2300. He also keeps his above average sinking changeup down in the zone against right-handed hitters at 79-81 and mixes in a fringe average 77-78 mph slurve to left-handed hitters. With command of all four pitches his game-to-game consistency is what sets him apart. During his last start of the 2020 season against Wake Forest, Detmers was lights out, punching out 15 in six shutout innings. He thrives by releasing his fastball and curveball from an identical point. His plus curveball is a big buckler with good deception. When he doesn’t finish a hitter by going over his bat with a fastball at the letters or under the bat with a breaker, he can also spot his heater at the knees. He does have effort in his delivery with a head snap, but he uses his lower half really well, throwing against a firm front side and overcomes the effort to throw the ball where he wants to. Overall, Detmers is a high-floor, lower-risk prospect. When combining his physical abilities and elite statistical analytics with his poise, competitiveness and feel, one could justify that he fits comfortably into a mid-rotation role. He’s also the type who should hit the ground running in pro ball and move quickly through the minor leagues. Detmers was highlighted during Round 7 of the Tale of the Tape and is a slam dunk first rounder and likely to be selected in the top dozen overall picks.
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12 Garrett Mitchell OF UCLA
Long regarded as a premium athlete, Mitchell has a package of tools that is among the tops in the college game. His performance blossomed during his sophomore season, showing as much improvement as anyone in the country, and he continued to polish his game this spring. With nearly a 23 percent strikeout rate as a freshman, he cut it to 13 percent as a sophomore before dropping it even further to 4 percent this spring. At the plate, he has strong, quick hands—the type that don’t let a fastball get by and he will show plus or better raw power during batting practice. However, he hasn’t turned that BP juice into game production yet, as he takes a diving stride and cuts himself off, sapping his ability to drive the ball. He’s a top-of-the-scale, power runner who digs in and really accelerates during his third to fourth stride out of the box. He has the ability to leg out infield base hits, consistently running 4.00-4.05 down the line and a 3.56 on a bunt for a base hit during the CNT Trials last summer. He’s also aggressive and instinctive on the bases. Defensively, he shows a plus arm and range in the outfield and projects to be a plus defender. His draft status will be an interesting follow due to his health as a Type I Diabetic. Historically, there have been several pitchers, but very few position players with this disease who have been able to make a prolonged impact in the major leagues. The most widely known is Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer, Ron Santo.
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13 Patrick Bailey C North Carolina State
Bailey is the rare college catcher who calls his own game—an ability that will have him well prepared for professional baseball. He has always soft-blocked well and been quick on his feet to field bunts, and his receiving skills have vastly improved. He has a quiet setup, pro-level receiving abilities and good game awareness. His arm strength was down a bit this spring, grading as average to above average. His release remains quick and he’s able to consistently throw with accuracy to second base in the 1.95-2.00 range, but threw out just one of the 14 runners that attempted to steal this spring. Offensively, the athletic switch-hitter looks to pull the ball from both sides of the plate and profiles as power over hit ability due to some swing-and-miss tendencies (17% career K rate). From the left side, he sets up with an open stance, dives and hooks, working around the ball while generating fair bat speed with a bent front knee. Not the ideal way to hit, but with good pitch recognition, Bailey puts the bat on the ball and walks more than he strikes out. His right-handed swing is much improved, mechanically, since July 2018, when he was off balance and carried his hands with his hips. He has since adjusted and now keeps his weight and hands back much better, hitting against a firmer front side. He also extends really well with his top hand. With a high floor and an extensive resumé—including numerous all-American awards and two summers on the USA Collegiate National team, Bailey was highlighted in Round 5 of the Tale of the Tape. He is a “safe” pick and warrants consideration in the top 15 overall picks.
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14 Robert Hassell OF Independence HS, TN
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Vanderbillt recruit is arguably one of the best pure hitters in the draft class. He has a smooth left-handed stroke that generates top-notch bat speed, allowing the barrel to whip through the zone. He has an advanced, balanced approach and makes consistent hard contact. Hassell has a strong presence in the box and is a relentless competitor, proving to hit for average and power after a strong stint with Team USA, leading the squad in 10 offensive categories at the 18U World Cup and earning the organization’s top player award—the Richard W. Dick Case Ward. Quick-twitch and athletic, he has a lean frame with some more room to mature, particularly in his lower half. He has light feet in the outfield and covers some ground, possessing the tools to stay in center field, but he would be a stellar corner piece. He has good arm strength and great carry on throws that translates to the mound where he can sit 89-92 with a sharp curveball in the mid 70s.
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15 Tyler Soderstrom C Turlock HS, CA
Soderstrom entered the summer firmly entrenched on prospect lists, then went out and pounded high-level pitching all summer, solidifying himself as one of the top high school hitters in the country. While there is some debate as to whether he’ll remain at catcher or move to third base, it’s his hit and power tools that are the main attractions. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder’s barrel control and easy swing, while being able to produce playable power, are strong indications that he’ll hit at the professional level. He has natural lift and pop to his pull side happens easily. He’s able to cut down the swing in two-strike counts and use the middle of the field. He has early pitch recognition and outstanding timing. Defensively, he’s an athletic catcher with a loose, easy and confident arm, and he projects to be at least an average defender. If he were to move off the position, he has the footwork, arm and glove to be an above average defender at the hot corner.
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16 Pete Crow-Armstrong OF Harvard-Westlake HS, CA
A Vanderbilt recruit, Crow-Armstrong is the top high school outfielder in California, no questions asked. His tools jump off the page and so does his highlight reel. He’s athletic, physical and instinctive with a knack for showing up in big situations. His best tool is his defense, which is plus-plus in center field. He has above average to plus speed and his instincts help that play up in tracking balls down. He also has a plus arm with accuracy and carry. Crow-Armstrong struggled a little on the circuit last summer, but put up a huge performance with Team USA at the 18U World Cup. He also started hot this spring before the shutdown. He’s an above average to plus hitter with plus bat speed, a sweet swing and excellent leverage. He shows confidence in the box and consistently squares the ball up. He profiles for the top of an order and power won’t be a big part of his game, but it could be average down the road.
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17 Heston Kjerstad OF Arkansas
The powerful, left-handed hitting Kjerstad stands out for his physical presence in the batter’s box and loud batting practice. He has plus or better present raw power and more to come as he fills out his 6-foot-3, 205-pound frame. He’s at his best when he gets extended through the ball and backspins it deep to left-center field. Kjerstad’s setup and swing are unorthodox with a lot of hand movement and a high leg lift and pause in his approach, making him vulnerable to timing issues against elevated velocity and soft stuff away. He’s a near average runner underway, but below average down the line, usually around 4.35. He shows an above-average arm with good carry and possesses average defensive ability in right field, profiling very well to the position. Kjerstad was highlighted in Round 6 of Tale of the Tape and is one of the top power prospects for the 2020 draft. He's a likely mid-first rounder after posting big numbers each of his first two years for Arkansas, last summer with the CNT and starting off the 2020 spring season with a .448/.513/.791 slash line in 16 games.
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18 Kyle Harrison LHP De La Salle HS, CA
A UCLA recruit, Harrison has a long track record as the ace of a strong program and was the PBR California Pitcher of the Year in 2019. His stuff, athleticism and makeup all add up to him being one of the top pitching prospects Northern California has had in recent years. He pitches in the low 90s, regularly hitting 93-94 in the abbreviated season. There is considerable life on the fastball to the arm-side and up in the zone, and he shows the ability to run it in on right-handed hitters from his 3/4 slot. He competes in the zone and doesn’t nibble, getting a lot of swings and misses on his fastball. His best secondary pitch is a 77-79 slider with big, sweeping break. The depth of it can improve, but he can go in and out of the zone with it as desired and it serves as a strong complement to the fastball. Like most high school arms, he has a changeup, but doesn’t utilize it much, though he’s shown enough it to give himself a starter’s repertoire.
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19 Jared Kelley RHP Refugio HS, TX
A 6-foot-4, 220-pound Texas recruit, Kelley is everything you’d expect from the Lone Star State. He has wide shoulders, a big back, long arms and a strong lower half to give the physical build to withstand a heavy workload—and he has the Texas-sized fastball to match. Kelley throws from a 3/4 slot and effortlessly delivers elite fastballs in the mid to upper 90s with some arm-side action, touching triple digits on occasion. The delivery is athletic and he can spot the fastball well. He pairs the heater with a plus changeup with late arm-side action and depth at 81-84. The breaking ball has improved, but still lags behind his other two pitches, rangy from 79-82 with slurvy shape.
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20 Cade Cavalli RHP Oklahoma
At 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, Cavalli has the look of a big league ace. With a loose, clean, repeatable arm action, he settles in at 94-96, touching 98, and works easy with his big fastball. He flashes some arm-side run and can show plus control of the pitch at times. At his best, he’s able to set up hitters with a pair of breaking pitches: an 84-85 above average curveball with sharp bite and a plus 88-89 hard slider. He works the slider away from right-handed bats, and then goes to the elevated fastball, inducing swings and misses with both pitches. Cavalli's changeup flashes average, and working off his fastball and slider, it can play up. Overall, there is some risk to the profile with more stuff than performance to date and a 70-grade fastball that plays down, which is likely due to the fair deception that his silky-smooth delivery creates. There is also a history of injuries with back troubles as a prep and a missed pair of starts last April with forearm stress. However, Cavalli’s upside is tremendous, as he has the potential to develop into a frontline starter and will likely be considered in the top half of the first round.
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21 Austin Hendrick OF West Allegheny HS, PA
A Mississippi State recruit, Hendrick has shown some of the best raw power from the left side of the plate in this high school class. The 6-foot, 200-pounder flashed a 105 mph exit velocity and won the Under Armour All-America Game home run derby. A lower half that once resembled Ichiro Suzuki with an exaggerated leg kick, has developed into a more controlled stride over the past 18 months. Hendrick has lightning quick hands and although there are some swing-and-miss tendencies, he rarely gets cheated. Capable of playing center field with 6.7 foot speed, Hendrick is more likely a fit in right field at the next level where his arm would easily, as well as his offensive profile, would easily fit.
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22 Carson Montgomery RHP Windermere HS, FL
Montgomery was impressive early in the spring and added physicality puts him in first-round consideration. He has always featured an electric arm, but the added strength allowed him to work in a more controlled manner, while still sitting 92-93 mph with the ability to touch 95 and 96 when needed. He has continued to develop an average to above-average slider that flashes plus at times. Overall, he is a high-end athlete with a very quick arm and an immense amount of upside. He has continued to develop a changeup and with the athleticism, has a starter profile, but he could also be an elite back-end arm as the strength and arm speed should see continued growth in velocity.
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23 Cole Wilcox RHP Georgia
A draft-eligible sophomore, Wilcox brings a big fastball, touching triple digits on occasion. He overpowers hitters with the 94-98 mph heat and plus mid-80s slider, generating the power from his intimidating, 6-foot-5, 235-pound frame. His changeup grades out as below average and is currently a work-in-progress. There is some rush and effort to his delivery with a long arm action that can get fully extended on the backside, with a one-piece movement to release. This motion has affected his command in the past, but he showed improvement in the early go this spring. After working mainly as a reliever as a freshman, Wilcox started on the bump this spring for the Bulldogs with great success. In four starts he posted a 3-0 record with a 1.57 ERA in 23 innings, striking out 32 while allowing just two walks. A start like that and his sophomore-eligible status equates to big leverage. Wilcox will get paid to his wishes, or he could return to Athens where he can continue to refine his strike-throwing abilities and develop his changeup while setting his sights on being a top ten overall pick in 2021.
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24 Slade Cecconi RHP Miami
When it comes to pure stuff, Cecconi is near the top of the list for college arms this draft, right up there with Lacy, Meyer and Crochet. The soph-eligible righty also looks like what you think of when drawing up a frontline starter—6-foot-4, 215 pounds with clean mechanics and a smooth arm action. He works downhill with a lively 93-96 fastball that reaches 98. He also shows both a plus slider at 83-86 and cutter at 87-89. He mixes an above average changeup at 85-87 that shows fade and sink. After a strong freshman season, Cecconi picked up where he left off, going 2-1 with a 3.80 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 21 IP during the abbreviated 2020 season. Expect Cecconi to seek mid- to high-first-round dollars this summer. If no takers are found, he can return to Coral Gables for another sophomore season and continue putting it all together, turning his solid control into higher level command, further boosting his draft value for 2021.
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25 J.T. Ginn RHP Mississippi State
Another highly talented soph-eligible right-hander in this year’s draft, Ginn made the Opening Day start this spring for the Bulldogs. However, he exited after just three innings and later had Tommy John surgery in early March. A first-round pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018, Ginn opted not to sign and was dominant for Mississippi State as a freshman, earning all-American honors. At his best, Ginn shows a sinking heater up to 97 and a wipeout slider to go with a newly developed changeup. With the likelihood of a 2020 MiLB season diminishing by the day, Ginn could sign this June as he recovers from surgery and start fresh in a pro uniform next spring.
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26 Chris McMahon RHP Miami
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound McMahon was off to an outstanding start to the 2020 season with 38 strikeouts against five walks in 25.2 innings and a 1.05 ERA. His current solid average 84-87 mph slider has improved markedly since last summer and he also used his mid-90s riding fastball up in the zone more often. With the ability to touch 97 with his heater, McMahon can also slow down bats with a plus sinking changeup in the 82-85 mph range and generates numerous ground balls in the process. Despite modest success his freshman and sophomore, McMahon has three above average-to-better pitches and projects as a starter at the next level. He will likely be selected in the last half of the first round this June.
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27 Austin Wells C Arizona
Wells enjoyed a breakout freshman campaign in Tucson last spring, slashing .353/.462/.552 with more walks (46) than strikeouts (43) in 277 plate appearances. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound backstop kept that offensive magic going last summer in the Cape, slashing .308/.389/.526 with seven home runs over 180 plate appearances. He followed his all-star summer with more high-level production and a .375/.527/.589 slash line in 15 games this spring. Wells gets good natural lift and possesses the bat speed and core strength to produce plus raw power and drive balls in the opposite field gap as effectively as he can go out front and pull the ball with authority. He manages the strike zone well, working counts effectively to find pitches to drive while also taking the free pass when available. Defensively, he’s a capable backstop with solid hands and footwork along with an ability to break off consistent 2.0 pop times, though his arm strength is now more fringe average and not nearly what he showed as a prep. Now an eligible sophomore, Wells will likely be considered in the middle of the first round for a club that believes he could develop into an adequate defender behind the dish. He is also the older brother of OF Carson Wells (Bishop Gorman HS, NV), who sits at No. 136 on this list.
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28 Tanner Burns RHP Auburn
Burns is strong-bodied at 6 feet, 215 pounds, and uses his lower half to generate plus velocity with ease. He lands slightly across his body while throwing from a 3/4 slot. He steadily pumps firm, high-spin 92-96 heaters and commands the pitch to both sides of the plate. His 2.39 BB/9 in 2019 is further evidence of his plus control. He complements his heater with three solid secondary offerings in his 77-81 mph spike curveball, which he added this spring, an 84-86 mph slider and 82-84 mph changeup. Plus command of his four-pitch mix allows his entire arsenal to play up. After exiting early from an April 2019, rain-soaked start at Vanderbilt due to shoulder discomfort, Burns missed a couple starts. He returned a couple weeks later and finished the spring college season, but did not pitch for the USA Collegiate National Team last summer in order to rest. Despite those brief breaks from the mound, Burns has been an SEC workhorse, logging 165 innings in 32 starts his freshman and sophomore seasons combined. Overall, Burns projects as mid-rotation starter at the major league level and a likely back third of the first round pick.
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29 Carmen Mlodzinski RHP South Carolina
Mlodzinski dominated last summer with 40 strikeouts against four walks in 29 Cape Cod League innings, while allowing only 15 hits for a 2.14 ERA. His top-notch command is the result of a controlled, yet athletic delivery that he repeats with a consistent 3/4 release point. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound righty shows overpowering stuff with a live fastball up to 97 mph and a plus breaking ball. Some call it a slider, others a hard curveball. No matter which is chosen, it’s a swing-and-miss pitch. Thrown at 81-84 mph with a 2500+ rpm spin rate, it has power, slant and depth to its bite. The pitch should play even better with the development of a straight four-seamer he can run in and under a right-handed hitter’s hands. His sinking and tailing fastball showed late life and ranged mostly from 92-94 mph with a spin rate in the 1950-2050 range. With its plus movement and consistent location down in the zone, his fastball induces a ton of ground balls, but it can play down due to his below average extension out front. His third pitch is an 82-85 mph changeup that plays well off his fastball. His fourth pitch is an 88-89 mph baby cutter with a 2400 rpm spin rate, but it currently tends to flatten out too much at times. Mlodzinski will likely be selected in the top 25 picks.
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30 Cole Henry RHP Louisiana State
Another highly talented soph-eligible arm in the 2020 class, Henry is a tall, athletic righty with an on-line, repeatable delivery. With physical projection remaining in his 6-foot-4, 210-pound frame, he gets over his front side and extends well on his 93-94 mph fastball, which touches 96 or better at times. It shows good ride through the zone, sink when down and he commands the pitch to both sides of the plate. He also shows very good arm speed and command of his 84-86 live-actioned changeup. Another potential plus pitch in his arsenal is his curveball, which played down a bit from last season. Henry shortened up his arm path in back this spring and was just a click off with the release point. Previously in the 74-75 mph range, the pitch sat 77-79 this spring, and the consistency remains a work-in-progress. After a stellar freshman campaign going 4-2 with a 3.39 ERA in 58.1 innings and striking out 72, Henry started strong this spring with a 2-1 record and a 1.89 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 19 IP. With top-of-the-rotation starter traits in his body type, athleticism, delivery, arm action and three-pitch arsenal, Henry will likely seek first round dollars, knowing that if he doesn’t get it, returning to Baton Rouge could easily pay off in top half of the first round dividends in 2021.
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31 Drew Romo C The Woodlands HS, TX
A two-time Team USA 18U player and star for a Texas powerhouse, Romo has long been on the national scene. A Louisiana State recruit, he stands at 6-foot-1, 205 pounds with a strong lower half. Defense is his calling card, as he possesses soft hands, advanced receiving and blocking skills, as well as a quick release with a strong arm. He routinely posts 1.9 pop times or better and makes accurate throws. In addition to his physical catching attributes, Romo fits the mold from a mental standpoint as well. He called his own game in high school and does a great job as a field general. At the plate, Romo is a switch-hitter with a balance and compact stroke from both sides of the plate. He can drive the ball to both gaps and has solid power that should progress over time. He was off to a slow start this spring, pressing offensively, but has held his own against top competition in the past.
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32 Bryce Jarvis RHP Duke
After being selected in the 37th round by the Yankees as an eligible sophomore last June, Jarvis turned down a substantial bonus offer, worked out at Driveline, and returned to Duke for his junior year, with the goal of boosting his stock into the top rounds. He’s done just that with a mid-90s fastball, great feel and three better-than-average secondary offerings. He’s a highly competitive, quick-armed righty who physically resembles Jake Odorizzi, now with the Minnesota Twins. The Blue Devil ace repeats his higher effort delivery and has a quick arm that generates fastballs up to 96, accompanied by plenty of action at the plate. His fastball release point is not optimal, but he does deliver it with good downward plane from a high slot creating above average vertical break. He’s able to change shape and velocity on his 77-79 mph above average curveball, turning it into a plus mid-80s slider. He has another high quality offspeed offering in his changeup. It shows good arm-side life with a spin rate just under 2000 rpm and he’s able to throw it to both sides of the plate. He had arguably the most electric season, with four stellar starts that included a perfect game against Cornell in Week Two, and the bet he placed on himself last summer will pay off on June 10.
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33 Logan Allen LHP Florida International
Allen put together a dominant sophomore spring for the Panthers in 2019, striking out 120 in 84 innings of work while averaging six innings per start and posting a 3.11 ERA. The lefty is an impressive strike-thrower and demonstrated that talent in his three starts and 15 innings of work last summer in the Cape Cod League, walking just three while striking out 24. It was more of the same in the shortened 2020 spring campaign: Allen finished 2-1, 2.46 with a sparkling 41-6 strikeout-to-walk mark in 25.2 innings, holding batters to a .183 clip. Listed at 6-foot, 200 pounds, Allen works effectively in the low-90s with his fastball to both sides of the plate. He bumped 93-94 this spring, and the pitch plays up even more when he busts hitters on the inner half. Allen also boasts an average slurve in the 78-80 mph range with hard bite. His best pitch is a plus split-change which has good tumble. Allen’s chance for three average or better offerings and above-average command give him a fairly high floor as a potential backend rotation arm, and there’s a chance he reaches mid-rotation production at maturity. Allen was featured in-depth during Round 7 of the Tale of the Tape.
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34 Dillon Dingler C Ohio State
Dingler was swinging it well to open the spring, slashing .340/.404/.760 while being tied for the conference lead in home runs with five. The junior slugged three home runs against North Florida in the final game of the abbreviated season, representing the high point of the campaign. A steadying presence behind the dish, Dingler is an athletic backstop with a big league arm that neutralizes the run game. Additionally, he has a sound approach at the plate, excellent feel for the strike zone and the ability to drive the ball to all fields. Well regarded among area scouts, there’s enough track record to suggest Dingler will come off the board early, possibly at the backend of the first round. Dingler was highlighted during Round 5 of Tale of the Tape.
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35 Jordan Walker 3B Decatur HS, GA
At 6-foot-5, 210 pounds, Walker is long and projectable, carrying strength throughout his frame with room to add much more. Primarily a third baseman, he’ll have to prove himself at the hot corner and may be better suited at first base or a corner outfield spot. He’s an above average runner and good athlete, but as he adds more mass, he may lose a step. Walker’s bat will be his carrying tool. He has some of the top raw power in the 2020 class and nearly every ball comes off his bat hot. His length may call his ability to hit for average into question, but he has a knack for finding the barrel. Defensively, he has a plus arm and saw some time at shortstop for Decatur in the spring, showing solid range and mobility.
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36 Nick Loftin SS Baylor
A good athlete and blue collar ballplayer, Loftin is an aggressive, instinctive defender who reads the ball well off the bat. He has a quick first step in all directions with sure hands. He shows above average arm strength with a quick release and plus accuracy. Not flashy defensively, he’s very reliable and makes all the plays. An above-average runner underway, Loftin runs in the 4.2-4.3 range down the line. At the plate, the right-handed hitter shows a quiet setup with a good load and sound swing mechanics. He sees the ball well, especially breaking balls, and rarely chases anything out of the zone. His barrel-to-ball skills are outstanding. During BP, he uses all fields, hits through the baseball with a gap-to-gap approach, showing average bat speed and average raw power. He’s been a consistent hitter for three years at Baylor, and his .883 OPS in the shortened 2020 season was the best of his college career. Loftin was highlighted in Round 1 of the Tale of the Tape and is the top college shortstop in this year’s draft. He's a likely late first to supplemental round pick.
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37 Aaron Sabato 1B North Carolina
Although a right-handed hitter, Sabato’s body type, ferocious swing and many of his mannerisms at the plate are reminiscent of Kyle Schwarber. Listed at 6-foot-2, he’s a burly-strong 230 pounds with big core strength. Sabato can swing it, unleashing the bat head in a hurry while being able to recognize spin. He’s very aggressive at pitches in the strike zone and despite a natural open stride, he covers the outer half of the plate well. He’s a slugger, hitting 18 home runs as a true freshman last season, yet has a compact swing and good bat control, giving him the ability to hit for both average and power. The ball jumps off his bat and he can drive it to all fields. On the downside, he’s a below-average runner with a below-average arm, but both are adequate enough to hold down first base.
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38 Cam Brown RHP Flower Mound HS, TX
Brown has a strong, athletic and durable build at 6-foot-3, 210 pounds. A Texas Christian recruit, his delivery is athletic and relatively easy, as he pitches with a 3/4 slot and slightly across his body, adding some deception and angle to his arsenal. He commands the ball and repeats his pitches well. The fastball works 91-94, touching 96, with some jump and late life in the zone. Brown’s slider is his bread and butter, sitting 79-82 with sharp, late action and depth. He has shown the ability and confidence to throw it away from right-handed batters as well as to the back foot of lefties, generating swings and misses against both. The changeup is his third pitch and comes in a bit firm, but he throws it with good arm speed and it has shown above average at times.
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39 Justin Foscue 2B Mississippi State
Foscue posted a .959 OPS as a breakout star in 2019, earning him all-American honors. He got off to a strong start as a junior, hitting .321/.464/.509 with two homers, four doubles and 16 RBIs in 16 games. A disciplined right-handed hitter who physically resembles Paul DeJong, Foscue has an open stance and outstanding balance and rhythm in his right handed swing, He has demonstrated advanced pitch recognition for three years at Mississippi State, and drew 15 walks against just three strikeouts this spring. His 6-foot, 205-pound frame lacks projection, but his present strength allows him to make good use of his above-average raw power. Foscue’s hit tool figures to carry him, and he is capable of using the opposite field at times, although he pulls most balls that he puts into play at this point. He’s a fringe-average runner and his feet work well enough at second base thanks to his sound instincts and steady actions. He’s a sure-handed defender who turns the double play well, though he’s not the flashiest defensive middle infielder. Given his track record of performance and his innate feel for hitting, Foscue stands a good chance to be drafted in the first two rounds and was highlighted in Round 8 of Tale of the Tape.
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40 Alex Santos RHP Mount St. Michael Academy, NY
A Maryland recruit, Santos has added some positive weight to his frame and now stands at 6-foot-3, 212 pounds, giving him the look of a prototypical starter. He burst onto the scene as a sophomore at the 2017 Future Games and has enjoyed a meteoric rise to the upper echelon of his class. He can sit 90-94 with his fastball that has a high spin rate and comes from a high-3/4 slot. The arm is loose and quick with a slight stab in the back. The curveball is an above average to plus pitch for him, sitting 76-80 with hard, downer break. He also has feel for a changeup that he can turn over with sink and fade in the low to mid 80s. Santos easily could have been a typical Northeast arm that continues to trend upward throughout the spring. The pandemic prevented that, but he showed more than enough to go as high as the back of the first round.
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41 Dax Fulton LHP Mustang HS, OK
Few prospects check all of the boxes the way Fulton does on the mound. The physically impressive 6-foot-6, 215-pound athlete moves exceptionally well for his long frame. His athleticism and strength allow him to consistently repeat his delivery, as well as put on a show in BP when handed a bat. Until an injury and subsequent Tommy John surgery at the very end of an extremely successful summer campaign, Fulton had shown consistent growth. The Oklahoma recruit has improved his command, velocity, and breaking ball each of the last three years. Fulton features a fastball from a high-3/4 slot that he runs to the arm side and cuts to the glove side at 88-92, touching 93 mph. Even more impressive than the fastball is Fulton’s curveball which has become one of the premier breaking balls in the class. He used it to punch out many of the top hitters on the summer circuit, doubling and tripling up at times. The curveball has 1/7 shape at 75-78 mph with tight spin and lots of late depth, thrown for strikes and as a chase pitch. The left-hander also mixes in a more than serviceable changeup with some late depth at 75-80 mph that hitters must respect.
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42 C.J. Van Eyk RHP Florida State
Van Eyk has been a strong performer since he set foot on Florida State’s campus, serving mostly as a bullpen weapon in 2018 and then blossoming in the weekend rotation as a sophomore. He’s always had good stuff, but his velocity climbed in the fall, when he repeatedly touched 98 mph and demonstrated improved command. He didn’t show that high-90s heat this spring, but he did sit in the low-90s, bumping the mid-90s. Strong and athletic at 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, Van Eyk has a clean, compact arm action and a repeatable delivery from a standard high-3/4. He ended the 2020 season with a 1-1 record and 1.31 ERA with 25 strikeouts and 12 walks in 20.2 innings, along with a .151 opponents’ batting average. His walk rate remains a bit high, but he’s a fierce competitor who has shown a knack for pitching himself out of trouble when his control falters. His 76-80 mph curveball regularly flashes plus, with big depth and tight spin as high as 2800 rpm. His 80-83 mph changeup also flashes plus with good arm speed and sink, and he showed a good feel for throwing it right-on-right as well as against lefties. He mixes in a slider at 83-84 that shows average at times, but the curveball is the real difference maker for him.
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43 Casey Martin SS Arkansas
Standing 5-foot-11, 175-pounds, Martin is a quick-twitch athlete with an appealing mix of speed and pop. A versatile defender, he’ll flash impressive range and quick hands at shortstop, though he’ll periodically struggle with the routine play in front of him. Despite limited opportunities, he looked comfortable in center field at the USA Collegiate National Team training camp last summer where his plus speed is an asset. Though there’s a propensity for empty swings at the dish, he shows loose hands and bat speed from his right-handed swing that slugged double-digit home runs in each of his first two collegiate seasons. Although an unremarkable summer, injury-shortened fall (hamate) and a slow start to the spring have muddied the outlook, there’s still enough appeal and SEC success to warrant top two round consideration.
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44 Tommy Mace RHP Florida
Mace is an athletic, long-bodied righty who stands 6-foot-6, 215 pounds. He has a simple, repeatable and starter-type delivery and clean arm action. With a quick arm from a 3/4 slot, Mace sits consistently at 91-94 and touches 96 with elite extension out front. He mixes in both a four-seamer—particularly effective when elevated and against left-handed hitters—and a two-seamer with above-average arm-side life. He’s also shown a plus 86-88 mph cutter and a plus 78-81 mph slurve. His fourth pitch is an 84-86 mph power changeup with big depth. It’s firm with fade and induces many ground balls, but very little swing/miss. Overall, Mace profiles as a starting pitcher at the next level with his stuff, command, athleticism and delivery.
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45 Alika Williams SS Arizona State
An athletic, wiry middle infielder at 6-foot-2, 175 pounds, Williams’ body type is reminiscent of former Texas A&M star Braden Shewmake—a 2019 first-round pick of the Atlanta Braves. Offensively, Williams shows a good approach at the plate, puts the bat on the ball and uses the whole field. His swing can get disconnected at times and he will drift to the ball, which adds some length to his swing. However, he uses his hands well and he can hit a fastball. And, if you can hit a fastball, you have a chance. With fair bat speed, power is not his game, but his ability to get on base and hit for average should carry him into an everyday role on the dirt. Williams is an above-average to plus runner underway and he has good instincts on the basepaths. He runs in the 4.20 range down the line from the right side. Defensively, he is blessed with really good, soft hands and good actions with a plus arm from shortstop. He shows excellent body control and the ability to throw from all angles. He also has a high baseball IQ and instincts for the game. He’s a near-ready major league shortstop with smooth feet, hands and dependable glovework. The sum of his game is greater than the parts with his top tool on the defensive side of the ball. Williams was highlighted in Round 1 of the Tale of the Tape and is a likely second round pick this June.
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46 Daniel Cabrera OF Louisiana State
Cabrera put together a strong summer in the Cape (.287/.369/.400) following a solid sophomore spring. He improved his speed over the summer and fall, getting clocked at 6.6 seconds in the 60-yard dash, and impressed the LSU coaching staff with his improved jumps, routes and range in the outfield last fall. He also showed he could play a capable center field, though he profiles best as a hitting machine on a corner, and his thicker lower half doesn’t lend itself to a long-term speed profile. He’s a capable corner outfielder with above-average arm strength and good carry. Cabrera was off to a hot start in 2020, hitting .345/.466/.500 with two homers, six steals, and more walks (14) than strikeouts (12). The lefty-swinging outfielder has excellent hands at the plate and generates above-average raw power with good hips and natural loft through his fluid swing. He creates moderate length through his load and easily overcomes it with good bat speed and excellent feel for the barrel. All the pieces are in place for a future above-average power bat with a solid on-base profile and hit tool.
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47 Jordan Westburg SS Mississippi State
Westburg physically resembles DJ LeMathieu and has an uncommon combination of high-end athleticism and physicality. A muscular 6-foot-3, 205-pounder, he looks more like a prototypical third baseman at first glance, but he’s a quick-twitch athlete who gets good reads and shows surprising range and an easy plus arm at shortstop. He may still wind up at the hot corner or second base as he fills out, but right now his feet, hands and arm all play at short. Offensively, Westburg is a right-handed hitter with above-average raw power that he’s still learning to tap into during game action. With a wide base and a level setup, he sees the ball well. He’s able to drive the ball to all parts of the ballpark, though he does have some swing-and-miss tendencies and he can get beat by fastballs on occasion. Westburg was highlighted in-depth during Round 8 of the Tale of the Tape. He also shows plus speed, getting from home to first in 4.19 seconds from the right side. His combination of speed, long-term power potential, arm strength and defensive ability makes him a sure-fire early-round draft pick.
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48 Ben Hernandez RHP De La Salle HS, IL
Hernandez, an Illinois-Chicago recruit, has transformed his frame over the last couple of years, adding quality lean muscle and now stands at a wide-shouldered and well-proportioned 6 feet, 200 pounds. He is extremely polished on the mound for his age, throwing a high volume of strikes, pitching with extreme ease and relishing the big moment as a quiet competitor. At his best, he works in the low 90s and pumped 94-95 at the Super 60 in February. He works down in the zone and to both sides of the plate with his fastball and it jumps out of his hand, getting late run and sink. His best secondary pitch is his low- to mid-80s changeup, which is arguably the best one in the class. It’s thrown with conviction in any count, to any hitter. He has significant feel for it, getting run and sink, and it falls off the table as a legitimate swing-and-miss pitch. The breaking ball has been a question for him, as he has struggled consistently spin a quality one. His curveball is 78-80 with 11/5 shape and occasional depth, but he broke out an intriguing slider/cutter at the Super 60. It ranged from 84-89, flashing the makings of being a serviceable third pitch. Unfortunately, the pandemic prevented him from showing it off in game action this spring.
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49 Jared Jones RHP La Mirada HS, CA
Jones has been on the radar for quite some time, thanks to his electric fastball. He flirted with triple digits as a junior and continued to pump mid-90s heat throughout the summer. He’s a very good athlete and pitches with high energy and effort on the mound. He’s not a pure strike thrower, but could find enough control with some development and slight mechanical tweaks, as he tends to open his front hip early. The arm is clean, free and loose. His slider comes and goes, but flashes potential as an out pitch with some snap to it. His changeup is a potential plus pitch, running up to 92 at times, with fade and sink. Jones is committed to Texas and could be a two-way player for the Longhorns, though his future his clearly on the mound.
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50 Clayton Beeter RHP Texas Tech
A 6-foot-2, 220-pounder, Beeter tallied a 3.48 ERA in 20.2 innings, along with eight saves, in 2019 and was off to a terrific start in 2020 with a 2.14 ERA in 21 innings. He also struck out 33 and walked four, while teams hit him at a .169 clip. Clearly, Beeter’s move from the bullpen, where he made 21 appearances last season, was going well through four starts this spring. From a stuff standpoint he commands a fastball in the 93-95 range and will touch 97. Beeter also shows a plus or better slider in the 83-85 mph range that is particularly effective moving away from right-handed hitters. The talented righty also showed an average changeup in the 85-87 range and flashed a plus curveball at 78-79. He tunnels all four pitches well from a high slot and repeats his delivery with good down angle to the plate. His first-round quality stuff and control is dampened by an injury history, as Beeter underwent Tommy John surgery his freshman year and had a scope cleanup on the same elbow several months later. His future is likely in the bullpen, but he did show an ability to throw four pitches as a starter this spring, and the team that selects him in the early rounds will keep that door open moving forward.
51 Kevin Abel RHP Oregon State
After missing most of last season due to Tommy John surgery in April of 2019, Abel is now one year post-op and currently ahead of schedule, throwing long toss and progressing with his bullpens. Prior to the injury, Abel showed the ability to work both sides of the plate with a low-90s fastball. His curveball had 11/5 shape with depth through the zone at 77-78 and he could mix in an above-average changeup at 80-82. The changeup was devastating even to right-handed hitters, seemingly hitting a wall at the 50-foot mark. He would show lapses in his command, but his misses would typically be down in the zone, avoiding barrels. Abel projects as a starting pitcher in pro ball and is a likely top three round selection.
52 Trei Cruz SS Rice
A switch-hitter with very good hand/eye coordination, Cruz has confidence and a good feel to hit from both sides. The Rice standout has a small hitch from the right side, which adds length to his swing, and a more natural cut from the left side, albeit with a bit less raw power. Through 16 games and 58 at-bats this spring, Cruz showcased his offensive prowess, slashing .328/.487/.500 with seven doubles and a home run, as well as more walks (18) than strikeouts (17). This followed a solid summer on the Cape, where he slashed .307/.384/.429. Cruz is also an aggressive defender with solid actions and good body control. He can handle shortstop at the collegiate level, but may fit best at second or third base in pro ball, with the keystone being the better fit for his offensive profile.
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53 Zach DeLoach OF Texas A&M
Athletic and physical at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, DeLoach can impact the game in a variety of ways. With an above-average arm and plus speed, his defense regularly shows above average, as he gets good reads off the bat and covers ground in all directions. He runs easy and can use his speed both in the outfield and on the basepaths, where he has good first-step quickness and instincts. In the batter’s box, the left-handed hitter possesses both bat speed and bat strength, showing plus or better raw power during batting practice, crushing balls high and deep to his pull side. After an adjustment to his lower half this past summer in the Cape, he is now getting to his raw power more often in games. DeLoach’s strong summer and ability to carry over his gains into the shortened spring season (.421/.547/.789 with six HRs) make him a top two round target, particularly given his athleticism, toolset and the industry's lust for productive college bats in the early rounds.
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54 Hudson Haskin OF Tulane
A Connecticut native, Haskin always stood out for his plus-plus speed in high school, and he’s always controlled the zone and showed an average arm in center field. But he exceeded the expectations of Northeast scouts in his first year at Tulane, particularly with his extra-base hit production. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder earned first team all-American honors after hitting .372/.459/.647 with 10 home runs last spring and he followed it up with a strong summer in the New England Collegiate League, as well as a good start to 2020. He makes an unorthodox move toward the baseball in the box with some head movement, but rarely gets off balance or fooled. He also has some length in his right-handed swing, which can get uphill, but he makes it work thanks to his knack for finding the barrel, above average bat speed and very few empty swings. His speed and arm strength, combined with above average defensive instincts, give him a legitimate center field profile. That and his emerging power give him a chance to be one of the top five-tool prospects in the 2020 draft. Haskin will also benefit with strong statistical analytics.
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55 Burl Carraway LHP Dallas Baptist
You might expect the Dallas Baptist coaching staff to say they expected Carraway to be what he’s turned out to be, but that isn’t the case. Carraway was a smallish pitcher who threw in the low-90s on his best day as a prep. But, he’s blossomed into one of college baseball’s premier relievers. He has gone from bumping the low-90s with his fastball to one who’s sitting 94-98 from a high slot and super quick arm. He has developed and continued to flourish with an 84-88 mph slider, while he can also attack hitters with a slower, more traditional curveball at 78-80 mph. The southpaw’s fastball will show a spin rate up to 2400-2500, while the curveball showed a spin rate in the 2600-2700 range against North Carolina earlier this season. Carraway carries himself confidently and pitches with intensity. He could move quickly through the professional ranks with his fastball, slider and curveball combo and is likely to be one of the first college relievers off the board.
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56 Zach McCambley RHP Coastal Carolina
McCambley found his groove last summer in the Cape, thrusting himself into early round consideration with a strong showing against top competition. He carried that momentum into the first part of the season, sitting at 3-1, 1.80 with 11.52 strikeouts per nine innings when the season was cancelled. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound, strong-bodied righty pairs a fastball up to 96 with a knockout breaking ball. Even when the command of his 81-83 breaker isn’t spot on, he’s able to generate swings and misses due to the abrupt, late action of the pitch which spins at 2750-2900 rpm. It’s a swing-and-miss pitch that hasn’t allowed an extra-base hit in his collegiate career and had a 62 percent swing-and-miss rate and 20 percent chase rate this spring. Pitching from a high-3/4, he sets up the breaker with a 92-94 high-spin fastball that he’s able to elevate in the zone with riding action. As a third pitch, the right-hander mixes in an occasional low-80s changeup to left-handed hitters. There is fair deception and some effort to his delivery, but he keeps his head level and the arm is quick. McCambley profiles as a starter at the next level and should receive top three round consideration.
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57 Jeff Criswell RHP Michigan
Tall and strong bodied at 6-foot-3, 210 pounds, Criswell is a high-level competitor with a big arm and a nasty slider. After serving as the Sunday starter a year ago behind a pair of second-rounders in Tommy Henry (Diamondbacks) and Karl Kaufmann (Rockies), Criswell slid into the Friday night role to anchor the staff this spring, going 0-1, 4.50 with 26 strikeouts in 24 innings. He can run his fastball up to 96, sitting mostly 92-94. He has very good arm speed with high effort and a high leg sweep finish to his delivery. At this point in his development Criswell is still more thrower than pitcher and works too many deep counts. He profiles best in the back of a bullpen where his fastball and 83-85 mph slider can play up. Seldomly, he’ll mix in a mid-80s circle changeup, thrown with good arm speed. Overall, Criswell has one of the bigger arms in college baseball and has two swing-and-miss offerings. With confidence and competitiveness that set him apart, the righthander could come off the board in the top two rounds.
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58 Bobby Miller RHP Louisville
Tall and strong-bodied at 6-foot-5, 225 pounds, Miller boasts a big fastball, into the upper 90s, and a trio of secondary offerings. He generates arm speed with a full arm swing in back, then quickly leverages and slings the ball to the plate. He works down the hill and throws against a firm lower front side, although he leads with an open foot instead of the heel of his landing leg. He also bends and tucks his glove arm early instead of keeping it extended, subtracting some potential energy and rotational power from his delivery. Despite sitting 94-96 mph, Miller’s fastball can play down with more control than command of the pitch. With solid run, but average spin rates, he can’t get away with catching too much of the plate. He showed two breaking pitches—a fringy 86-88 cutter/slider and a similar quality 80-82 curveball. His fourth pitch is a below average changeup at 83-86. He also drops his hand a bit with the pitch, releasing from a lower height than his heater. Overall, Miller has top round arm strength and strong performance in the ACC. He should receive top two round consideration this June.
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Sam Weatherly LHP Clemson
Few players boosted their prospect status in the four-week season more than Weatherly. After showing up at Clemson as an athletic two-way talent, Weatherly posted a 6.64 ERA as a freshman in 2018, with as many walks as strikeouts (17). He took on a bigger role in the Clemson bullpen as a sophomore, posting a 3.38 ERA in 29.1 innings, but he walked more than a batter per inning. He took a big step forward in the fall, attacking the zone at 89-92 to go with a swing-and-miss slider at 78-80 and a dramatically improved 79-81 changeup that also showed bat-missing potential. This spring, Weatherly figured out how to better control his electric fastball, which bumped 95-96, and his devastating slider, and he shined in the Friday starter role, going 2-0, 0.79 with 43 strikeouts against 14 walks in 22.2 innings.
60 Tanner Witt RHP/3B Episcopal HS, TX
Witt is a 6-foot-6, 205-pound Texas recruit and the son of Kevin Witt, a five-year big leaguer and first-round pick in 1994. With long limbs and a high waist, the younger Witt has plenty more room to grow into his frame and arguably the highest ceiling of the Texas prep arms. A two-way player, he has big raw power from the right side and limited mound experience compared to his peers. He stands tall with a great mound presence and has a simple, repeatable delivery, striding slightly across his body with a high front side that creates deception and a tough angle for hitters. He throws from a high-3/4 slot and creates a great deal of tilt on the ball when down in the zone, as well as a riding fastball at 89-93, touching 95, that stays above barrels and pairs well with his breaking ball. Witt’s breaking ball is more of a true 12/6 curveball with high spin and depth in the mid 70s. He also shows feel for a low-80s changeup with good arm speed and arm-side action.
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61 Cayden Wallace 3B Greenbrier HS, AR
Wallace, an Arkansas recruit, has a physical frame at 6-foot-1, 205 pounds. The bat is his carrying tool, along with his present power. He shows barrel awareness with the ability to use the entire field and limits swings and misses. His defensive home is the ultimate question, but his bat projects to play wherever he lands. He shows promise at third base, but is an average runner and could handle a corner outfield spot if need be.
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62 Cole Foster SS Plano Senior HS, TX
An Auburn recruit, Foster stands at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds with an athletic frame, strong lower half and natural, twitchy athleticism. He has the arm strength for the left side and could stick at shortstop, but could make a seamless transition to any spot on the dirt. He plays defense with natural instincts, a good first step and soft hands. Foster is naturally right-handed, but has stuck with switch-hitting and proven his ability to hit for average and power from the left side. He has a balanced, athletic set-up and shows natural lift from both sides, as well as the ability to use the whole field and show his power in all directions.
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63 Nick Bitsko RHP Central Bucks East HS, PA
Widely regarded as one of the top two high school pitchers in the 2021 draft class, Bitsko announced in November that he was reclassifying to 2020. At 6-foot-3, 223 pounds, Bitsko has a starter’s frame. His fastball currently sits comfortably at 90-94 while reaching 96 mph at times. He is extremely athletic as evidenced by his 6.87 foot speed. A curveball at 78-80 with routine two-plane action along with an above average changeup in the low 80s gives Bitsko a three-pitch mix. Those in Bitsko's camp have been extremely careful with him, consciously limiting his innings since his commitment to Virginia during the fall of his freshman year.
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64 Blake Shapen SS Evangel Christian Academy HS, LA
Shapen stands at an athletic 6-foot-1, 195 pounds with a developed, powerful build and strength in his wrists. A Baylor recruit, he is naturally gifted with hand/eye coordination to go with his advanced approach. He flashes present power with more to come. Hitting from the right side, he has an athletic, slightly open set-up and a quiet, simple approach to the ball. He maintains balance throughout and generates easy bat speed, staying strong through the ball to a high finish. He’s an athletic defender with a quick first step. His hands and feet work together and he has quality actions, soft hands and quick, clean transfers. The arm is plus with carry and accuracy. He’s an average runner, better underway, and shows instincts on the bases. He’s athletic enough to stick in the middle, but profiles best at third base as his frame adds strength. Shapen is highly competitive and is a two-sport recruit with the opportunity to play football at Baylor.
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65 Cade Horton RHP/SS Norman HS, OK
A two-sport star, Horton is committed to not only hit and pitch for the Sooners, but also play on the gridiron at the quarterback position. Horton is a 6-foot-2, 185-pound proportional athlete who has elite body control and feel for the game. On the diamond, Horton’s ceiling is highest on the mound. The right-hander works from a slightly up-tempo and athletic delivery with a clean arm action with high-end arm speed. The fastball keeps its plane at 90-93 when he is in midseason form and will reach the mid 90s at times. The slider changes shape depending on what Horton is trying to do with the pitch, flashing well above average at times at 76-79 mph. He is also developing a changeup. Even when he is fresh out of football, Horton has continually proven that he is a high-end strike thrower. On the infield, Horton shows clean, smoth, and confident actions with efficient footwork and soft hands. He throws from multiple slots with ease, reaching back for big velo across the diamond. His best tool on the infield through, is his baseball IQ and feel for the game. Offensively, Horton shows the ability to barrel balls to all fields with a line drive approach.
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66 Justin Lange RHP Llano HS, TX
A 6-foot-4, 220-pound Dallas Baptist recruit, Lange has an athletic, effortless delivery and experienced a meteoric rise to stardom this spring, even with it only being a few weeks long. He was at the Area Code Games, but for the Royals, which features players from the Pacific Northwest, and ranged from 86-93 with his fastball. Flip the calendar to 2020 and his fastball rivals Jared Kelley’s. He sat 95-99 in an early season start and ran it up to 101 in a bullpen session in early May. That session also produced some serious Trackman numbers, including 17.8 inches of horizontal break, which is conducive with his low-3/4 arm slot. His secondary stuff still needs refinement, though his changeup shows similar horizontal action to his fastball and has six to 10 inches difference in vertical action. The slider has inconsistent tilt, but he shows the ability to spin the ball well. As he continues to understand the pitch and gain feel, it could see a big jump.
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67 Kyle Nicolas RHP Ball State
After serving as the Cardinals closer to kick off the 2019 campaign, injuries thrust Nicolas into the rotation down the stretch. While the end results were mixed, he flashed a plus fastball/slider combination, though he struggled with control. This spring, the big right-hander came out of the gates quickly, working into the upper-90s during his first start at Georgia Southern with eight strikeouts in five shutout innings. His fastball ranged from 93-98 and he flashed a plus slider at 86-90. The fastball played much better than previous seasons, as Nicolas has made some adjustments to his delivery, staying in his legs more and finishing with better extension out front. He also used a below average 87-89 mph changeup very sparingly. His last start in Week Four against Sacred Heart was his most impressive performance with 17 strikeouts in seven innings, allowing just one hit and one walk. The big velocity comes easy for Nicolas, who works downhill from a high-3/4, and he’s not afraid to challenge hitters inside. He has the body type and arm strength to be a top-round pick, and must continue to refine his command and develop his changeup for a chance to start at the next level.
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68 Carson Seymour RHP KansasState
A Dartmouth transfer and redshirt sophomore, Seymour impressed last summer on the Cape before taking the bump on Friday nights for the Wildcats this spring. The righty consistently worked 93-94 and up to 97 with his fastball, while also showing a plus, or better at times, power slider at 84-88. At 6-foot-5, 250 pounds, Seymour boasts a large, strong-bodied frame and has the stuff to stick in a rotation long term, but his control and consistency of execution can fluctuate. This spring, Seymour held opponents to a batting average of .200 while striking out 25 through 20.2 innings of work, but he also walked 12. Seymour will need to work the zone more consistently at the next level in order to turn over lineups consistently and work deep enough to shoulder a starter’s load.
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Connor Phillips RHP McLennan CC
Phillips had early-round consideration coming out of high school, but fell to the 35th round due to signability. Rather than attending LSU, he pivoted to McLennan and had that early-round buzz again. Strong and athletically built at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, the right-hander throws from a high slot with a quick arm swing. He pitches with an athletic tempo in his delivery, remaining upright through leg lift before throwing his glove towards the batter with a high front side, creating some deception and a tough angle. His fastball sits 94-95 and touches 98. Phillips will show arm-side run and, at times, control to both sides of the plate. He also throws an 83-86 slider. It’s firm and has tight spin with late 10/4 action. After showing potential first-round stuff last fall, Phillips did not perform as well as expected this spring due to control inconsistencies, missing arm side and up too often, as he got stuck closing himself off and throwing across his body. He ended the abbreviated season with 27 strikeouts and 15 walks in 25.2 innings. As a projectable freshman who can return with full eligibility at a perennial JUCO power, Phillips has a lot of leverage in this year's draft and his signability will once again determine if or where he is selected.
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70 Alerick Soularie OF Tennessee
Soularie arrived in Knoxville as a talented and somewhat raw prospect, but made an immediate statement as a sophomore with a .357 average, 13 doubles, 11 home runs and 46 RBIs on the way to an all-American campaign. However, this spring he got off to a slow start before turning things around and getting into a groove. He finished the season with five home runs, 17 RBIs and a .267/.392/.533 slash line. Soularie is an athletic 6-foot, 175-pounder, who has above average defensive skills in the outfield. He takes good routes and can track down balls, and also has the ability to play the infield. Physically, Soularie has progressed in the weight room, gaining 20 pounds of muscle. That led to much improved power production despite his wiry frame. He’s also an average runner. As one of the top bats in the 2020 draft, expect Soularie to come off the board within the top three rounds.
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71 Nicholas Swiney LHP North Carolina State
After a strong sophomore season, primarily out of the Wolfpack bullpen, Swiney transitioned to the rotation this spring, and to tremendous effect, posting a perfect 4-0 record in the shortened season. Swiney held opponents to a .144 batting average while posting a 1.29 ERA and punching out a whopping 42 batters in 28 innings of work. Tossing from a high-3/4 release he mixes three pitches with plus command of each, helping to keep opposing bats off balance and off time. The best of his offerings is a plus fading changeup at 78-80, which generates loads of swings and misses when he maintains his hand speed. His fastball sits 89-91 mph and reaches 93 with fair action, but plays even louder with his ability to work it to both sides of the plate with an impressive 21.2 inches of vertical movement. Swiney also shows an average curveball at 76-78 mph with 11/5 rotation and a longer break. However, it too can play up with his ability to spot it backdoor to right-handed hitters or finish to his gloveside, away from lefty bats. There’s effort in the delivery with a head snap finish, as well as a soft, bent front leg landing working against velocity and a firmer breaker. He currently projects comfortably as a back-of-the-rotation starter and likely top three round pick.
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72 Gage Workman 3B/SS Arizona State
Workman entered this spring in a situation similar to former Sun Devil star and the 10th overall pick in 2019, Hunter Bishop. He’s a high-level prospect with first-round tools, but has some things to figure out in the batter’s box. In particular, strikeouts are an issue, as Workman has a career strikeout rate of 26 percent. While Bishop turned things around during his junior season, scouts are still waiting for Workman to take this particular developmental step forward. A very young junior, Workman just turned 20 in October so time is still on his side. Despite hitability concerns, Workman shows good raw power from both sides of the plate. He’s also a superior athlete with outstanding body control and top tools. He shows better than a plus arm across the diamond, is a plus or better runner underway and has the defensive abilities to someday win a Gold Glove. He likely will not make it out of the third round, and is more likely than not to go in the second round to the club most bullish on his long-term offensive potential.
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73 Bryce Elder RHP Texas
What you see from Elder one night is pretty much what you’re going to get every time he takes the mound. His stuff has gotten better as he has matured at Texas. His fastball ranges from 91-93, and he commands the offering to both sides of the plate. His cutter is in the 86-87 range and is a deadly offering against right-handed hitters, while his 85-87 changeup has improved with each year of experience. Elder primarily attacks hitters with the fastball and cutter combo, while he also shows excellent feel for the changeup. The hard-nosed Elder has excellent makeup and nothing seems to rattle him. He also has a very consistent approach and delivery. With a 5.55 ERA his first season with the Longhorns, he showed marked improvement as a sophomore last season, finishing with a 2.93 ERA in 83 IP. In 2020, he established himself as one of the nation’s premier pitchers going 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA in four starts before the season was cancelled.
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74 Trent Palmer RHP Jacksonville
After an all-star game appearance in the Cape Cod League last summer, Palmer continued to perform at an elite level this spring, finishing 2-1 with a 1.30 ERA in 27.2 IP and 41 strikeouts. As the Friday starter for the Dolphins, he sat 92-96 mph with his fastball and also boasts a pair of solid secondary offerings in his low-80s slider and split changeup. With three pitches, a durable body and starter-type delivery and arm action Palmer profiles as a starter in pro ball and has gained steam into the top three rounds.
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75 Timmy Manning LHP Cardinal Gibbons HS, FL
Known for his feel to pitch, Manning added strength in the offseason that led to an uptick in velocity. He was sitting 90-92 early in 2022, touching 93, while showing his signature ability to mix in an average to above-average curveball, slider and changeup for strikes. The slider is his best pitch with the chance to be above average. He is one of the more polished arms in Florida and still has a lot of room for continued growth. He has a high floor in terms of high school southpaws, which can be risky nonetheless, but he shows the ability to compete, has present stuff and feel to go with the upside.
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76 Jared Shuster LHP Wake Forest
After an all-star summer in the Cape, Shuster picked up this spring where he left off. In four starts and 26.1 innings, he struck out 43 and walked just four. Armed with a fastball up to 95, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound southpaw also shows a plus changeup and significant signs that he has learned to spin the ball. With short and sharp break at 80-82 Shuster is able to miss bats and generate some swings and misses. The breaking ball doesn’t have much depth, which is due to the push and collapse in the lower half of his delivery. His fastball hums along mostly at 92-94. His bread and butter is a low-spin changeup; a plus pitch at 79-82. Thrown with fastball arm speed and producing good depth, it also induces swings and misses and he often doubles up with the pitch. Shuster works quickly and challenges hitters. With a compact, short and controlled arm circle, he does not have an ideal arm action, but it’s not a major concern; he gets to where he needs to be and he hides the ball in back really well. Projected as more a mid-Day Two talent heading into the spring, Shuster likely caught enough helium to float into the top three rounds.
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77 Masyn Winn RHP/SS Kingwood HS, TX
Winn, an Arkansas recruit, is undersized at 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, but he is arguably one of the better pure athletes in the class. He is the definition of twitchy on both sides of the ball and could be given a chance to hit and pitch in pro ball like a couple other two-way prospects in recent years. On the mound, he uses every ounce of his frame well to generate a fastball in the mid 90s, touching 98. He also has a present swing-and-miss breaking ball with depth and true 12/6 shape with advanced spin metrics. He flashes a quality changeup and has shown the ability to throw it for strikes. As a position player, he can play defense at a high level and make any throw from shortstop. In the box, he has natural raw power and bat speed, but has room to mature in his approach.
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78 Milan Tolentino SS Santa Margarita HS, CA
If Tolentino gets popped in June, it won’t be the first time he’s been drafted—a rarity for a high school player. The UCLA recruit was the first overall selection in the 2019 Pacific Mexican League draft before he even finished his junior year of high school. Tolentino is polished, to be expected considering his bloodlines, as he is the son of current broadcaster and former big leaguer Jose Tolentino. A left-handed hitter, he has feel for the barrel with a patient approach and the ability to use the whole field. He has plus bat speed and gap power. Defensively, Tolentino has sound actions with good footwork and he shows an average arm with accuracy. He’s an average runner with plus aptitude, showing instincts and opportunistic characteristics on the bases.
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Drew Bowser SS Harvard-Westlake HS, CA
If Pete Crow-Armstrong didn’t exist, Harvard-Westlake games would’ve remained popular this spring thanks to Bowser. A physical Stanford recruit, he was also off to a strong start this season showing his right-handed power. He’s projectable and athletic at 6-foot-4, 205 pounds with the raw power to produce 20-30 home runs in the big leagues, creating excellent leverage with his long limbs. He makes consistent, loud contact and shows barrel control as well as pitch recognition, giving hope that he’ll hit enough to tap into that juice. Defensively, he can be above average at third base where he shows good mobility for his size and an average arm. He’s a below-average runner, but not a liability on the bases.
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80 Luke Little LHP San Jacinto JC
A South Carolina recruit, Little does not resemble his name. At an imposing 6-foot-8, 245 pounds he can run his lively fastball up to 100 and will sit 96-98 with improving control. He also mixes in a tilted low-80s slider with some depth, but projection remains for it to become an average pitch. He pitches with an athletic tempo to his delivery through his hand break, slightly stabbing his arm behind before driving down the mound. There are some moving parts and long limbs for him to sync up, but he creates a tough at-bat for anyone in the box and has plenty of projection remaining. Little battled back problems during his sophomore season at San Jacinto, but there aren’t too many left-handed arms with his size and stuff. He's likely to be considered in the top three rounds.
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81 Seth Lonsway LHP Ohio State
Lonsway became even more famous after his 12-strikeout start at Georgia Tech in Week Two when he sat 92-94, and up to 96 mph with fastball and paired with a plus-to-better curveball. That momentum slowed a bit in Week Four with a 70-pitch, two-inning, eight walk performance against Stetson. He ended the shortened 2020 season with a whopping 42 strikeouts in 18 innings, but his 18 walks, two hit batters and five wild pitches are concerning. Nonetheless, he pitched his way onto the radar of scouting directors and top three round consideration this summer and profiles as a reliever at the pro level.
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82 Zavier Warren IF/C Central Michigan
Once upon a time, Warren was a sleeper prospect from the Wolverine State. He was a catcher in high school, but has seen time mostly at shortstop for the Chippewas and at third base last summer in the Cape. However, in Warren’s case, catcher may be the position that carries him to the big leagues and he made three starts there during the shortened 2020 season. He’s a pleasure to watch on the field, boasting quick and dependable hands, athletic actions and a 70-grade arm. Offensively, he’s a switch-hitter with loose hands and good bat speed, and is more fluid with some loft from the left side. Warren is also an aggressive runner, allowing him to make the most of his fringe-average speed. After raking his way through the Cape last summer, slashing .315/.396/.443, Warren continued his offensive consistency with a .328/.469/.406 line with 16 walks against nine strikeouts during the shortened spring. He’s an especially attractive option for those major league clubs who covet multi-position athletes with hitability and plate discipline, believing the power will come with age and experience.
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83 Jordan Nwogu OF Michigan
After an outstanding freshman campaign in which he slashed .349/.442/.571, Nwogu put together another strong season as a sophomore, leading Michigan with a .435 OBP and .992 OPS. At the plate he has a spread out stance and a bit looser set-up than last spring. He also has late pitch recognition, but counters with superior hand/eye, gifted hands and great overall strength to go along with very good bat control. At 6-foot-4, 235 pounds, Nwogu is much faster than he looks. He’s a plus runner down the line from the right side (4.18) and he stole 16 bases in 18 attempts last spring. Defensively, he is a below average defender with below average arm strength, but his throwing has improved a grade from last spring. He started all four games in center field during opening weekend this spring and was shaky at times, but did range better compared to the past when he played left field. Overall, Nwogu is a likely top three round prospect for this June’s draft based on his natural athletic abilities, to-date performance with the bat and strong likelihood he will continue to make adjustments.
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84 Ian Bedell RHP Missouri
Bedell, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound right-handed pitcher works from the third base side of the rubber with a quick, compact delivery and quick arm swing to a near 3/4 slot. He’s a strike-thrower, who sits 91-92 mph and touches 93 early in the game, before settling in around 89-90 mph. He also mixes in a trio of offspeed pitches. His slider is in the low-80s with more sweeping, lateral movement than the curveball, which flashes 12/6 action with good downward movement in the upper-70s. He shows good ability of getting swings and misses with both breaking balls and being able to land them in the zone when needed. His changeup sits 82-84 mph, flashing late fading action with the ability to miss left-handed bats and get weak contact. After graduating early from an Iowa high school to attend Missouri, Bedell is still just 20 years old. He will enter the 2020 draft as one of the younger college arms, and, as a result, some increased draft leverage.
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85 Hayden Cantrelle SS Louisiana-Lafayette
A stalwart at shortstop for the Ragin Cajuns since setting foot on campus, Cantrelle is well suited for the top of the order, showing sound plate discipline, pitch recognition and barrel skills. At 5-foot-11, 175 pounds, he isn’t built like a power hitter, but he does have hand speed and shows sneaky pop at times. He swung it well with wood bats in the Cape Cod League last summer, slashing .315/.427/.438 with three home runs. He’s a good runner who uses his speed judiciously, swiping 19 bags in 22 tries over the summer. Defensively, he displays smooth infield actions and plenty of arm for the position. He was off to a slow start this spring, hitting just .148 over the first 16 games, but he still managed to control the zone, walking (12) nearly as much as he struck out (15).
86 R.J. Dabovich RHP Arizona State
Dabovich dazzled last summer in the Cape as a starter and continued to excel as Arizona State’s closer this spring. With a clean delivery and a high, near over-the-top slot, he sits 93-96, touching 97, with a high spin (2550-2680 rpm) fastball. He also has a mid-80s slider and added a late action changeup at 84-86, showing short fade and late dip. Last summer in the Cape, his top pitch was a hard, downer curveball at 82-84. He stays back over the rubber and uses his entire body in his delivery. Although his current role is that of college reliever, expect Dabovich to be drafted as a potential starter, as he shows those traits in his delivery, arm action, body type, athleticism and stuff.
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87 Casey Schmitt 3B/RHP San Diego State
A two-way talent, Schmitt broke out in the Cape, impacting the game with three plus to better tools in his raw power, arm strength and defensive abilities. With sure hands, above average range and plus arm strength with accuracy from all angles, a case could be made that he was the top infield defender in the Cape. He’s also an aggressive baserunner with average speed underway. His 65-grade raw power translated to five regular season home runs and three more in just 29 at-bats during the Cape playoffs. However, in his two-plus seasons at San Diego State, Schmitt has struggled to turn his raw juice into game power with only six home runs in 444 career at-bats. On the bump he throws with a short arm action, showing a 90-93 sinker and touching 94, while mixing in a fringy 82-83 slider. He can also cut his fastball at 85-88, driving it into left-handed hitters. His best pitch is a plus 82-86 mph splitter with a super low 750-1000 spin rate. It’s an out pitch and generates repeated swings and misses. Schmitt has emerged as a legitimate top three round candidate, similar to recent West Coast two-way star Tanner Dodson (California), who was the 71st overall pick in 2018 draft and he can also draw a two-way comparison to current major leaguer and Southern California native Michael Lorenzen of the Cincinnati Reds, who was the 38th overall selection out of Cal State Fullerton in 2013.
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88 Colten Keith 3B Biloxi HS, MS
Keith has an athletic and projectable frame at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds. Primarily a shortstop, his athleticism and speed (6.69 60) would allow him to play almost anywhere on the field. He shows decent range with above average arm strength and fluidity on his throws. Keith’s left-handed bat is his calling card, as he looks to make an impact on every swing. He has twitchy hands and strong wrists that help him drive the baseball with elite bat speed. An Arizona State recruit, he could be a dual threat if he makes it to campus. He can pitch in the low 90s and touch 95.
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Kevin Parada C Loyola HS, CA
Parada has enjoyed a lot of success against high-level competition the last 18 months and has steadily climbed the ranks in that time. He has a strong, durable frame at 6 feet, 200 pounds and excellent leadership qualities. He’s an average defender behind the plate with a plus arm thanks to a quick release, quickness and agility, as well as the ability to manipulate the strike zone. He’s an above average hitter with a whippy bat and the potential for plus power. He’s an average runner, good for a catcher, with advanced aptitude and explosive jumps. He is committed to Georgia Tech.
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90 Jake Vogel OF Huntington Beach HS, CA
Vogel doesn’t jump off the page physically, standing at 5-foot-11, 175 pounds, but he plays bigger than his physical tools and is a 70 runner. A UCLA recruit, he has consistently performed well at high levels. He has first-step quickness with gliding acceleration plus a second gear and excellent feel on the bases. A natural hitter, he profiles as a leadoff type with his speed and advanced hitting approach. He shows feel for the barrel and projects to hit for a high average. The swing is compact and he’s able to create leverage and extension, making for average power. His defense might be his fourth-best tool, which says a lot about his overall package. He can be an above-average or better defender with a plus arm that’s accurate to go with his proper technique in the outfield.
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91 Mason Erla RHP Michigan State
Perhaps no college pitcher in this class improved his stock this season more than the Spartan ace. After going 2-10, 5.49 on the bump last season, he was dominant in the abbreviated spring (2-0, 1.04), garnering a deluge of scouting attention in a short period of time. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound righthander showed swing-and-miss stuff, punching out 42 hitters in 26 frames compared to just six walks. He’ll sit 93-96 mph early with his fastball, touching 97 before settling into the 92-93 range in later innings. Delivered from a low-3/4 slot, his 78-80 mph frisbee slider flashes average potential while his changeup shows run and sink as an above average offering.
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92 Chase Davis OF Franklin HS, CA
Davis, an Arizona recruit, is strong and athletic at 6-foot-1, 210 pounds and looks as though he can still handle more physical development. He runs a 7.1-second 60 and will likely shift to right field where his above-average arm would easily profile. Offensively, he has a presence at the plate, getting a lot of extension in his swing and showing easy power to the gaps. He projects to have plus power, though his tendency to chase pitches up will call his pure hitting ability into question. He has made some modifications to lessen his leg kick and create more consistent barrel contact.
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93 Jack Leftwich RHP Florida
The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder, has a sturdy build and average athleticism on the mound. He utilizes a high-three quarters slot to drive downhill with his on-line stride to the plate. Leftwich's fastball ranged from 91-93 mph in the Cape Cod League last summer, while the offering sat more 91-95 mph (2200-2300 rpm spin rate) through four starts with the Gators this spring. He can get around the fastball for some arm-side run, which he commanded very well this spring, but overall the fastball plays average. The slider was much improved, albeit slower than previous looks, at 79-82 mph, but with more movement (both sweep and depth). He showed above average command of that pitch as well. Ultimately, Leftwich's future hinges on his ability to develop a third pitch – his straight changeup. The changeup has shown potential at times, sitting 82-84 mph last summer with some ability to get swings and misses, but is overall a below average pitch. Leftwich has a huge upside with a good, physical frame, a fastball up to 95 and a good slider. Now, we'll see if he can get the changeup in order to boost his value in the upcoming draft, while a return to Gainesville for a redo of his junior season is not out of the question.
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94 Blaze Jordan 3B DeSoto Central HS, MS
Jordan is no stranger to notoriety, having put on power displays that catch national attention since he was 13 years old. The Mississippi State recruit has a balanced and simple approach from the right side. His hands are quick and the ball rockets off his barrel with plus power. He maintains a short path that stays in the zone, allowing him to use the whole field. He shows fair hands at third base and a strong arm, but he could see a move to first base or left field at the next level, putting more pressure on his bat to reach its potential.
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95 Parker Chavers OF Coastal Carolina
The athletic, 6-foot, 180-pound Chavers missed all of the 2020 season due to a December shoulder surgery. He was expected back around May 1, but the shortened season put an end to that timetable. At his best, the left-handed hitter shows plus to better raw power to his pull side and the ability to produce hard contact to all fields against right-handed pitchers. However, during a small sample size of at-bats last summer in the Cape, he did not seem to handle the lefty breaking ball too well, which is backed up by his spring 2019 batting average of .226 versus southpaws. He’s an average to above-average runner underway, yet he doesn’t show it very often, as he tends to play at his own pace. He’s also an average defender with an above-average to plus arm. He stays on top of the ball and gets four-seam rotation for good accuracy. Overall, Chavers is a well-rounded prospect who profiles well to right field in pro ball.
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96 Michael Rothenberg C Duke
At 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, Rothenberg physically resembles former major leaguer Erik Kratz. Offensively, he takes a healthy swing from both sides of the plate, looking to drop, drive and lift the ball—especially from the left side. He has above-average raw power from both sides with more bat strength than bat speed. He ended the shortened spring with a strong slash line of .349/.551/.605 with two home runs and 17 RBIs. Rothenberg blocks well, smothering the ball with his extra large frame. He also shows near plus raw arm strength with a longer release to his throws. Despite his size and a possible move to first base awaiting him at the pro ranks, switch-hitting catchers with power and arm strength from the ACC tend to be taken quickly in the amateur draft and Rothenberg looks to be no different.
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97 Andrew Abbott LHP Virginia
The Cavalier reliever has performed at a high level ever since setting foot on the UVa campus. His career numbers before 2020 included 137 strikeouts in 95 innings, and he managed to exceed that strikeout rate with 28 punchouts in just 13.1 innings in 2020. Abbott is a slender-bodied, 6-foot, 175-pound and loose-armed lefty with a high-3/4 release point. He shows good arm speed that is especially quick out front. His best pitch is a power breaking ball with good depth at 78-80 mph. It’s his swing-and-miss weapon that garners most of his punchouts. His fastball will range from 90-95 mph with above average life and control. He will also mix in an occasional 82-83 changeup. Abbott was on the radar as a top five round prospect previous to the 2020 season and has done nothing to lessen that value. With a strong resume that also includes success in the Cape and with the USA CNT, Abbott will be among the top left-handed relievers chosen this summer and he has the weapons to move quickly through a minor league system.
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98 Mitchell Parker LHP San Jacinto JC
The New Mexico native has a physical build at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds with muscular legs and great strength in his lower half. Parker mixes a consistent, above-average 73-75 curveball and a 90-92 swing-and-miss fastball to both sides of the plate. He works down the mound with a high release point, which produces excellent down angle to the bottom of the zone. As a third pitch, he will flash a 73-76 changeup, but rarely has to due to his dominant fastball/curveball combo. Scouts have some concern with his arm action, which is longer in back with a slight pause and cup. However, Parker consistently syncs his arm action, allowing him to pound all sides of the zone and really spin the breaker. His exaggerated finish could lead to some durability questions, but time will tell. Drafted out of high school in 2018 by the Cubs and last June by the Rays in the 27th round, Parker has significantly raised his draft stock with a very strong spring. He is committed to Kentucky for next season and will likely be considered around the third round.
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Shane Drohan LHP Florida State
Drohan is a 6-foot-3, loose-armed southpaw with a fluid delivery, plus curveball and a low-90s fastball up to 94. He also has an athletic frame with plenty of room for future strength gains. He works quickly with a fast-paced delivery and has been control-challenged during his collegiate career. However, he does show plenty of stuff, featuring a high spin fastball and a plus curveball at 77-80 with elite spin rates in the 2900s. His fastball shows good run from a 3/4 slot, but it plays light. Hitters, especially right-handed ones, get an early look at the ball behind his back during his arm circle. Drohan also mixes an occasional hard circle changeup at 82-84. The shortened season hindered Drohan’s draft value to some extent, as he was moving up draft boards simply by throwing more strikes than previous seasons en route to 27 strikeouts in 17.2 innings and a respectable 4.08 ERA. Regardless, there aren’t too many long, athletic-bodied lefties throwing in the low-90s with a plus curveball and Drohan will likely get selected in the top three or four rounds.
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100 Jake Eder LHP Vanderbilt
Eder is a long-limbed southpaw, standing at 6-foot-4, 220 pounds. He pitches with a low-90s fastball and, at times, an above-average 77-79 mph curveball. He shows an easy, online delivery with good direction to the plate and solid extension out front from a high-3/4 slot. His fastball shows average life and spin, while the spin rate on his breaking ball is very good, topping out in the mid 2800s. It will show major league shape and quality depth, but he struggles to consistently find the strike zone with it. The same goes for his heater, as he struggles to throw many quality strikes with it as well. A developing, low-80s straight changeup is his third pitch. At his best, Eder shows an ability to go inside to right-handed hitters, while also locating to his arm side. He battles on the bump and his ceiling is that of a mid-rotation starter, but he has yet to consistently perform up to the level of his stuff.
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101 Tyler Gentry OF Alabama
Gentry is strong and athletic at 6-foot-2, 210 pounds. He possesses a well-rounded toolset with an above average arm which plays plus due to his 70-grade accuracy; he led the Cape in outfielder assists last summer with seven. He's an above average defender and very dependable. Long term he is best suited for either corner. Gentry has above average hand/eye, however his big swing and aggressive approach led to a subpar BB/K ratio in the Cape (10 BB/43 SO in 150 at-bats) and last spring (19/51 in 210 at-bats) for the Tide. His best power comes to his pull side and overall showed average raw power. He's an above average runner down the line (4.28) and even better underway. With improvements made to his hitting approach and a phenomenal start (.429/.554/.750 with 4 HR and 10 BB vs 10 SO) to the 2020 spring season, Gentry will receive top three round consideration this summer.
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102 Gavin Williams RHP East Carolina
Williams has flashed great promise during his up-and-down, injury-riddled ECU career, but he needed the opportunity to prove himself over a full season this spring in order to boost his stock into first-round consideration. Williams opened eyes by running his fastball up to triple digits as a freshman in 2018, but an injury limited him to 15.2 innings of relief that spring, and he logged just 49.1 innings as a starter and reliever in 2019. He opened 2020 on the shelf with a small fracture in his ring finger, but returned to make two scoreless relief appearances, striking out five in three innings. In a fall scrimmage at Virginia, he came out of the chute with an electric fastball, sitting 96-97 mph in a seven-pitch first inning. He followed with two more scoreless frames, settling in at 94-95 along with a good swing-and-miss changeup at 88-89 and a big-breaking 11-to-5 curveball at 74-77. The development of that breaking ball is a big key for Williams, and it remains a work in progress. He needs to learn to repeat the pitch more consistently. His changeup has always been his No. 2 pitch, and it gives him a legitimate out pitch to go along with his big heater, which remains his calling card. At 6-foot-6, 240 pounds, it’s easy to fall in love with Williams’ potential, but he has plenty to prove with regards to his command, durability and breaking ball quality.
103 Victor Mederos RHP Westminster Christian HS, FL
Mederos has had some ups and downs, but put on the most consistent of outings he had shown in some time in the short spring. Most noticeably, he added what showed as a plus changeup to go along with an above average slider and fastball. He has a stocky, strong frame and maybe minimal projections, but can sit 92-95 and showed the ability to make adjustments as well as being able to work more under control and throw consistent strikes. He developed as a pitcher and has present stuff that will play and can get a tick or two better as he matures and gets stronger.
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104 Alejandro Rosario RHP Miami Christian HS, FL
Perhaps the best pure arm in the state, Rosario reclassified and is a young 2020 with a lot to like. He has a long, wiry frame with some present lean strength. The arms works almost effortlessly, producing an easy 93-94 fastball that can touch 97-98. It is so clean that there is an argument that it was easier to time up, but the pure stuff is unmatched. He showed below-average to average offspeed offerings, but the athleticism showed that he could make adjustments and should be able to continue to improve them both as they showed quality shape. A team confident in their player development department would likely see a potential steal, as he has some of the best upside among Florida high schoolers.
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105 Enrique Bradfield Jr. OF American Heritage Plantation HS, FL
Arguably the fastest player in the country and one of the best defenders, Bradfield’s speed is his calling card. Offensively, he has shown some added strength and a short, simple swing that stays on plane. He has present bat speed and twitch that allows him to stay on time and as the lower half continues to add strength, there will be additional gap to gap power. The pure athleticism is worth a high pick as you can see a lot of Billy Hamilton or Dee Gordon in Bradfield.
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106 Joey Dixon RHP Bingham HS, UT
Dixon is an athletic Stanford recruit with two-way ability and considerable upside on the mound. He stands at 6-foot-1, 187 pounds with a loose, easy and athletic delivery. He sat 91-93 with arm-side sink late last summer while showing good feel for an average changeup at 82-85. He has featured two breaking balls—a curveball at 75-77 with 12/6 depth and a slider at 79-83.
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107 Luke Waddell SS Georgia Tech
The 5-foot-9 Waddell isn't the flashiest prospect, but he can really play the game. A 32nd-round pick as a soph-eligible by the D'Backs in 2019, Waddell plays above his tools and continued to increase his draft value last summer with the USA Collegiate National Team. After slashing .322/.436/.416 with 45 walks vs. 22 strikeouts for the Yellow Jackets in the spring, Waddell hit .320/.404/.380 with seven walks against six strikeouts for the CNT. Waddell's ability to play the game of baseball really stands out. He's a throwback with a blue collar playing style, and one who could be the heart and soul of a ballclub. He is quick laterally and fast underway. Ran a 4-flat from home to first on a 1-3 groundout and a 3.55 on a bunt to third. Shows above-average range from both 2B and SS and an above-average arm. At the plate, the left handed hitter has a balanced approach and marginal bat speed for doubles power. He also has very good hand/eye and the ability to extend at-bats. He consistently puts the bat on the ball and reaches base — he continued to do so in the shortened 2020 season, hitting .300/.419/.417 with seven walks and seven strikeouts. He is also a constant threat to steal, combining first-step quickness with aggressiveness and instincts. He's a now guy with a high floor and is very close to the finished product. With a super utility profile at the ML level, Waddell is a "glue" guy and potential top four-round prospect this June.  
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108 Anthony Servideo SS Mississippi
Servideo had a nice season as a second baseman last year, hitting .287/.429/.388 with 24 steals in 26 tries and took a big step forward as the everyday shortstop in the shortened 2020 season as a junior. He got off to a torrid start against Louisville, going 5-for-10 with three walks and an HBP. Most impressively, the left handed-hitter reached safely in all three plate appearances against one of the nation's toughest lefties, Reid Detmers. Servideo also played flawless defense at short, where his superb body control, sure hands, quick first step and plus arm strength all play well. Listed at 5-foot-10, 175 pounds, Servideo appears more physical than he did a year ago, and he showed off some sneaky whip in his left handed swing with a towering home run down the right-field line. His patient offensive approach, advanced bat-to-ball skills, plus to double-plus speed and slick defensive actions give him a solid chance to be drafted inside the top 5 rounds this June. In the past, scouts questioned whether his bat has impact potential, but with a slash of .390/.575/.695 with five home runs in 17 games this spring, he began to show his upside.
109 Casey Opitz C Arkansas
A switch-hitting catcher who stands at 5-foot-11, 205 pounds, Opitz has average raw power from the left side and solid average arm strength with good carry as his top tools. He threw out three of eight base runners attempting to steal with game pop times in the mid-1.9s last summer during the USA CNT Trials. Even more impressively, he shows the ability to make quick, accurate throws on tough pitches. Opitz also receives the low pitch really well, beating it to the spot down and lifting it back into the zone to steal an occasional strike. Currently offering more defense than offense, he was off to a good start at the plate with a .302/.361/.509 slash this spring, likely enough to lift his value into the top four to five rounds. Opitz is a low risk prospect with a likely role as ML backup due to his strong defensive toolset.
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110 Beck Way RHP Northwest Florida State JC
After gaining notoriety in the Cape last summer by striking out 18 in 13.2 innings, Way jumped onto the cross-checker radar with an electric fall and a fastball that touched 97. Although his stuff was down a bit this spring, he did sit 90-93 mph and touch 95. His slider command can be erratic, but he shows feel for the strike zone with the pitch at 79-84. It shows fair shape, but lacks power at that velocity. His best offspeed offering is an average 82-83 changeup, which will likely become consistently above average in the future. Standing an athletic 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, Way has remaining projection. He certainly gained the attention of scouting directors and national cross-checkers, as several were in attendance during each of his starts this shortened spring season. The team who selects him will need to pay up, as he’s committed to LSU for next season.
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111 Bryce Bonnin RHP Texas Tech
Bonnin is one of the more talented righthanders in college baseball, and he's one of those pitchers who likely will be better at the next level than he has been with the Red Raiders. A 6-foot-1, 190-pounder, Bonnin is an unfinished product who is still rather raw across the board. He tallied a 4.08 ERA in 64 innings last season, while also struggling with command at times with 45 walks. This season he had shown more swing and miss stuff with 27 strikeouts in 14.2 innings, along with better command. However, teams hit him at a rather high .297 clip. Bonnin has an athletic body and shows a lot of effort on the mound. He'll sit anywhere from 93-96 mph with his fastball and has touched higher than that on the radar gun at times. He showed a mid-80s power slider earlier this season, while he also showed a few mid-80s changeups and a true curveball in the 76-77 mph range. Bonnin's 7-plus ERA in 2020 is a little misleading. Look for him to blossom at the next level as a mid-to-late inning reliever.
112 Christian Roa RHP Texas A&M
A physical 6-foot-4 righthander with a straight over the top delivery, Roa works downhill with a 91-95 fastball, showing some riding life up in the zone and tough angle when down. His fastball command can come and go, but his best pitch is his slider, a true power offering at 83-86 mph with hard, late bite. He also can show a sharp 12/6 curveball with depth and power at 80 mph. The changeup is solid-average at times and sits 81-84. With a strong starter’s frame and a promising four-pitch arsenal, Roa has a real chance to stick in a starting role in the majors as he continues to fine tune his command. He's a solid bet to be drafted in the first three-to-four rounds.
113 Kyle Hurt RHP Southern California
Hurt features an easy, athletic delivery that he’s able to repeat consistently. Working primarily off the fastball, he’s shown recent improvement with his secondary offerings. The fastball velocity has climbed to 95 rather consistently, while topping at 97, and featuring arm-side run with sink down in the zone. Hurt’s changeup velocity has improved significantly without sacrificing the sinking action that’s made the pitch at least average moving forward. His breaking ball has moved from a more traditional curveball to more of a slider look at 83 mph with sweeping action. After erratic control during his first two seasons at Southern Cal (99 walks in 145 innings), Hurt started to put it together this spring with 25 strikeouts against seven walks in 17 innings.
114 Magdiel Cotto LHP Nation Ford HS, SC
Cotto sports a durable build at 6-foot-4, 230 pounds with some youthfulness in his appearance that suggest additional physical development. Cotto put up a huge performance at the Super 60, working 93-95 with the fastball and showcasing advanced feel for his secondary stuff. Following up that performance, he was 87-92 in a high school outing early in March, allowing two hits while punching out nine and walking one. The delivery is clean with minimal effort and he has been consistent with his ability to locate the fastball to both sides of the plate. Cotto works through a high-3/4 slot with good extension. His breaking ball has continued to trend up with late bite and sharp downer action at 79-82. He has shown the ability to use the pitch in any situation and expand down with intent. The changeup, which sits 80-83, is continuing to develop with flashes of plus potential. His projection and pitchability provide a higher floor and profile him as a back-of-the-rotation starter.
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115 Daniel Susac C Jesuit HS, CA
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Susac possesses bloodlines as the younger brother of Andrew Susac, a second-round pick of the San Francisco Giants in 2011, five-year big leaguer and World Series winner. The younger Susac is a high-level defender with a plus-plus arm and the agility and athleticism to get throws off to any bag in any scenario. He also has strong, soft hands to handle premium stuff. His height lends to occasional struggles with blocking, but it’s nothing that can’t be developed. Offensively, he has hit exclusively with wood and played much of last summer with a college league team. Naturally right-handed, Susac has been working hard to be a switch-hitter. He has no issue with the timing of his stroke against quality stuff and he has a calm presence to go with a fluid swing, which should allow him to access his power that currently plays gap to gap. He is committed to Arizona.
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116 Jackson Miller C JW Mitchell HS, FL
Miller has continued to quietly be one of the best defensive catchers in the country with a professional left-handed swing. Defensively, he has shown quiet hands, flexibility and strength with overall above-average defensive ability. Offensively, he was off to a hot start in the spring as he has a very strong frame and produces above-average power with a simple swing and strong base. Advanced high school catchers are a premium and Miller does that well along with showing average to above-average hit and power abilities.
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117 Christian Chamberlain LHP Oregon State
Chamberlain has a lightning-quick arm and had always shown electric stuff out of the bullpen for the Beavers. This spring he moved into the Friday starter role and proved that he can maintain the quality of his stuff throughout, despite his undersized stature at 5-foot-10, 175 pounds. He racked up 12 strikeouts over 5.1 scoreless innings at Mississippi State, pitching at 92-94 mph for the first two innings, then settling in comfortably at 90-93 into the sixth. His calling card is his breaking ball, which ranges from 75-79, usually showing sharp 12/6 break and excellent depth. It’s a consistently solid-average offering that flashes plus, a true swing-and-miss pitch. Chamberlain’s size might give scouts pause about investing a high pick in him, but his pure stuff, extreme competitiveness, excellent poise and good delivery make him an easy top five round talent regardless.
118 Liam Norris LHP Green Hope HS, NC
Scouts got an early look at Norris as a sophomore when they went to see his teammate, OF Jordyn Adams (2017 first rounder, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim). The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder North Carolina recruit is continuing to mature into his frame and developing rhythm to his delivery. He fights to maintain his line and direction, but should continue to make strides as he harnesses his power. He has a clean arm that works to positions of strength with slight deviations in his release between the fastball and offspeed pitches. The fastball has life, jumping on hitters late, sitting 91-94 and touching 95. In his lone outing this spring, Norris maintained his velo and showed feel for the strike zone with it, tossing five innings. The fastball is complemented by a slider and curveball, both profiling as potential above-average pitches. He has better current feel for the curveball, which is sharp with 1/7 tilt at 77-80. The slider works with hard, darting action and 2/8 tilt at 80-82. The slider seems to be a chase pitch at this time, getting swings and misses, but each pitch will need to tunnel with the fastball better as he progresses. A still developing changeup could add a fourth pitch to his arsenal, as it is thrown with good hand speed at 82. The inconsistency in his delivery should smooth out in the coming years, allowing for an increase in his control and the possibility of better command.
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119 Freddy Zamora SS Miami
The live-bodied Hurricane shortstop missed the entire 2020 season due to a knee injury suffered in the pre-season. At his best Zamora will show five-tool ability with smooth actions, soft hands and a plus arm with a knack for making the spectacular play look easy on defense. Yet, at times he struggles to simply make the routine one. At the plate he's walked more than he has struckout during his career (49 BB vs 43 SO) while slashing .298/.390/.434 in 95 games. With top round talent, but to date lacking the consistent performance in the field and the intangibles to be considered there, Zamora may benefit by returning to Miami for a re-do of his junior season in 2021.
120 Petey Halpin OF Mira Costa HS, CA
Halpin transferred to Mira Costa from Northern California before the school year and has at least average tools across the board. The Texas recruit exhibits an aggressive approach at the plate, hunting fastballs and showing the ability to handle the barrel and use the whole field. He has average raw power that he flashes in games, though it currently plays better as line drive power in the gaps. He has an explosive stride and aptitude on the bases as a plus runner. He shows natural ability in center field, covering a lot of ground and will only get better with development. The arm is average.
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121 Isaiah Greene OF Corona HS, CA
Greene enjoyed a breakout performance at the Area Code Games last summer, oozing athleticism in his 6-foot-1, 178-pound frame. He has excellent bat speed, allowing him to turn on high velocity and barrel up secondary stuff. He projects to be an average hitter and could be better if he learns to use the whole field more. The raw power is average and still developing. He’s a plus runner with a short, explosive first step and gliding acceleration. He’s natural in center field, projecting as a plus defender with athleticism and feel for space and tracking. The arm is below average, but his athleticism and projection could help that make a jump in the future. He is committed to Missouri.
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122 Mac Horvath SS IMG Academy, FL
A transplant from Minnesota, Horvath impressed early at the Super 60 and Florida Preseason Classic. He is a physical specimen, with a long, lean and strong frame with a lot of quick twitch. There is some stiffness defensively, but he shows above-average range and the athleticism plays well. The stiffness shows some in the swing, but the twitchiness makes up for that as the hands generate above average bat speed. The long arms create some swing and miss, but also leverage with the strength.
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123 Levi Prater LHP Oklahoma
He might not have the same star power as his teammate Cade Cavalli, but Prater is a rising star in his own right. A 6-foot, 185-pound junior, the lefty has tallied similar numbers in all three years of his career. A 4.09 ERA in 50.2 innings as a freshman before a 3.26 ERA in 80 innings last season. During the shortened 2020 season, he had a 3.42 ERA in 23.2 innings, along with 33 strikeouts and 10 walks and a .235 OBA. Prater sat more 88-91 mph with his fastball last season, but had shown more 92-93s with the offering this spring. He also threw the fastball for strikes on both sides of the plate, while the slider at 82-84 mph was his bread-and-butter, go-to offering. His changeup at 80-82 is a big-time weapon when it’s on. It has a tendency to come and go, but the presence of a third quality offering makes him a good candidate to start at the next level. Prater is ultra-competitive and his hard-nosed nature plays to his favor.
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124 Ryan Hagenow RHP Farragut HS,
The 6-foot-5, 200-pound Hagenow has a strong, extra-large frame that will allow him to maintain velocity deep into outings while still providing some upside projection. He has a dominant fastball that works at 88-92 with heavy sink and arm-side action that generates an excess of swings and misses. He also spins a sharp, tight slider at 77-80 with two-plane break and depth. He has developing feel for a changeup in the mid 70s that has some sink and fade, showing potential to work well off the fastball. He pitches with a quiet, repeatable delivery with a swift pace and smooth, quick arm that works through a 3/4 slot.
125 Chris Lanzilli OF/3B Wake Forest
Selected last June in the 39th round by the Giants as a draft-eligible sophomore, Lanzilli was coming off a breakout season, posting a .347/.409/.620 slash with 16 home runs. He did not sign and returned to Winston-Salem for his junior season. He’s big (6-foot-2, 220-pounds) and strong with juice in his bat. He does have effort to his swing, but he produces plus bat speed for over-the-fence pop to his pull side and the ability to drive the opposite gap. He homered six times in 17 games this spring, finishing with another strong slash of .308/.370/.662. He handles offspeed stuff well, but isn’t as comfortable against inner-third fastballs. Defensively, he’s versatile with the ability to play both the infield and outfield corners and is an average runner underway. He’s an adequate defender with fair actions at third base, but looks best suited for right field in the long term, showing an above-average arm. Lanzilli isn’t an industry consensus top five round talent due to his lack of a true position. However, he has all five tools with high-level performance in the ACC to back them up. He will likely be pushed up draft boards when others fall due to signability and other concerns.
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126 Tyler Keenan 3B Mississippi
The 6-foot-4, 250-pound Keenan ranks as one of the better left-handed sluggers in the SEC. He has a strong, thick lower half and plus raw power, but he also has solid barrel awareness, pitch recognition and is capable of using all fields. Keenan also has soft hands and good instincts at third base. It’s easy to look at Keenan’s oversized frame and project him to move to first base down the line, but he’s more athletic than he looks and he plays the hot corner well enough at this stage to give him a chance to stick there. Remaining at third base would dramatically increase his value. His track record of performance in the SEC stands out, and he was off to a torrid start in 2020 before the season was cut short, hitting .403/.488/.791 with seven homers and 33 RBIs in 17 games.
127 Coby Mayo 3B Stoneman Douglas HS, FL
Mayo has shown some of the best pure right-handed power in Florida. He has a bit of an unorthodox set-up, stacking up on his back leg, he has gotten a little more balanced at set-up this spring. Either way, he has a simple approach and present strength that generates a ton of bat speed and plus power potential. He has some athleticism and showed it by playing short this spring, but fits more as a corner infielder or outfielder. It’s not quite the same athleticism or hit tool, but there are similarities to Ryan Montcastle. There is a lot of power and he minimizes the swing and miss while still creating leverage.
128 Carlos Perez C Florida Christian HS, FL
Perez is an advanced catcher as a confident, calm receiver with above average catch-and-throw abilities. He has a strong, durable frame and stands out consistently behind the plate. At the plate, he has a short, simple swing. There is some present strength, but room for plenty more. The swing will play as a line-drive, gap-to-gap approach and should add power as he matures and adds strength. Overall, he shows above average defensively as well as in his hitability.
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129 Yohandy Morales SS Braddock HS, FL
Morales could end up being the best player in the entire state from this class, but some inconsistencies have dropped him some over the last several months. There are times where he moves extremely fluidly at short and shows above average to even plus defensive potential, while other times he can get heavy footed and stiff. Offensively, he can show above average hit ability and plus power potential and also show some swing and miss and lack of approach. The tools are undoubtedly there and there is an extremely high ceiling, but the tools will need to continue to play more consistently at the higher end of his scale.
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130 Nate Wohlgemuth RHP Owasso HS, OK
Wohlgemuth has a 5-foot-11, 200-pound frame packed with elite strength and athleticism. After an up-and-down performance last summer, the Arkansas recruit tossed a no-hitter in Jupiter in front of a lot of draft brass. He followed that up with a solid opening day performance this spring, showing that he was still on track. The right-hander works from a controlled and average tempo delivery with impressive leg drive down the mound. The arm action is full and easy coming through an over-the-top slot producing very easy high-end velo. His fastball sat 94-97 mph in the first few innings on opening day, settling in at 93-95 through the remainder of his five innings with some late arm-side run when down in the zone. He also shows a near plus changeup at 81-83 mph with late fade that he consistently throws for strikes. His curveball shows 11/5 shape with some late depth at 73-75 mph and is still developing. If Wohlgemuth chooses not to go in the draft this year, he will show up to Arkansas as a two-way prospect.
131 Mario Zabala OF International Baseball Academy, PR
At a chiseled 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, Zabala is a physical specimen who offers tantalizing tools, but not without considerable risk—having the ceiling of being a center fielder with the rare power/speed combo, a la someone like Yasiel Puig, or struggling to advance beyond the low levels of the minor leagues. He’s a plus-plus athlete with an above average arm, plus speed and above average power from the right side. He has a loose, line drive swing with quick hands that produce above average bat speed. However, he has a high rate of swing and miss, amassing 21 strikeouts in 31 at-bats last summer between the PDP League, East Coast Pro Showcase and Under Armour All-America Game. A five-round draft will greatly limit the amount of risk taking by teams, which might push Zabala to his commitment to Florida International.
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132 Nick Yorke SS Archbishop Mitty HS, CA
An Arizona recruit, Yorke is widely regarded as one of California’s top amateur hitters—high school or college. He has the ability to produce extra-base hits from line to line and has shown no issue with hitting the best pitching he’s faced. He projects to hit for both average and power, profiling as a middle-of-the-order run producer. He also runs well, adding an element to his offensive tools. He can drive the ball in a gap and take the extra base or beat out an infield hit. His baserunning and instincts are both plus attributes. Defensively, he has versatility. He shows the hands and footwork to play shortstop, along with a playable arm, but he could shift to second, third or even the outfield. His makeup is also a major plus.
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133 Ryan Ritter SS John A. Logan JC
The 6-foot-1, 170-pound Ritter is a plus runner underway with average arm strength and elite body control. Defensively, he shows smooth, easy actions and super soft, sure hands. His feeds to the two-bag are impeccable from all angles to start the DP. His natural throwing motion has a little length as he drops his back shoulder before release to get a little extra on his throw, but he’s able to shorten up for a quicker release when needed. At the plate, his swing is loose and his hand/eye coordination and pitch recognition skills are solid. He's also shown more bat speed, as well as an improved swing path, staying through the baseball more consistently. Overall, the 33rd-round draft pick of the Cubs in 2019 looks very likely to go off the board much earlier in 2020, although his commitment to Kentucky could cloud that picture.
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134 Jack Blomgren SS Michigan
After starting all 70 games last season and all 15 this season, Blomgren is the Iron Man of Wolverine baseball. His superior makeup and toughness are off the charts. While his tools are modest and there is little flash to his game, he’s a steady ballplayer whose sum of value is greater than his parts. As a defender he’s sure-handed with above average range despite average run times down the line and in the 60-yard dash. His arm is also average to slightly above and plays up with his instincts and a good internal clock. At the plate he has a balanced approach and adequate bat speed with a line drive swing showing some gap power. Blomgren is likely to be selected in the top five rounds. His overall toolset and makeup are similar to former Big Ten shortstop Mason McCoy, who went in the sixth round in 2017.
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135 Carson Wells OF Bishop Gorman HS, NV
A standout at the Area Code Games last summer, Wells is the younger brother of Arizona C Austin Wells. The Southern California recruit is an above-average athlete and plus runner, turning in a 6.46-second 60. Coming out of a storied high school program, he can drive the ball from gap to gap with loose, quick hands from the left side. Defensively, he can hold down a premium position with his speed, above-average first step and quality routes.
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136 Mason Hickman RHP Vanderbilt
A master in the art of pitching, Hickman repeats a simple delivery with a great lower half. He has a compact to full arm path, with a bit of stiffness in the back, but it’s quick and loose out front. He pairs an upper-80s fastball with an above average curveball that plays up due to his ability to repeat the pitch. The 80-82 hard curveball is his feature pitch. He commands and paints to his gloveside at will. He also mixes in a useable 78-79 mph changeup as his third pitch. Hickman is extremely poised on the bump, especially when dealing with tight strike zones. In addition to his breaking ball, his very good extension out front and the resulting deception, set him apart from other 88-91 right-handers. Overall, Hickman’s raw stuff might not be the sexiest, but his ability to pitch and the elite results he produces give him top five round draft value. He missed the final two weeks of the 2020 season with a tweaked oblique, but that should not complicate his signability. A recent comparable is former Florida Gator Michael Byrne (2018 14th round, Cincinnati Reds). Both deceptive, three-pitch SEC arms, Hickman possesses the better breaking ball and Byrne the better changeup.
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137 Carter Baumler RHP Dowling Catholic HS, IA
A 6-foot-2, 195-pound Texas Christian recruit, Baumler comfortably sits in the low 90s with flashes of better velocity. He pitches with controlled effort on the mound and looks to have more in the tank. The fastball has flashes of above-average run and sink, and he shows solid control of the zone. The separator for Baumler is his high-level athleticism and the ability to spin a breaking ball. His curveball sits in the low 80s and has sharp, 12/6 break when it’s on. He also also shows consistent feel for a changeup with late fade in the low 80s.
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138 Holden Powell RHP UCLA
Previous to the 2020 spring, Powell was already one of the nation's best closers. And, his stuff took a jump as a junior. He can pound 96 mph heat while also attacking with his difference-maker, a plus power slider at 84-85. He can also freeze batters on wicked hammer curveballs at 81-82. College relievers aren't typically taken too early in the draft, especially those standing 6-foot, 190 pounds, but Powell's success has always been a constant (0.00 ERA, 9.1 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 20 SO in 2020) and he has the potential to move quickly through a minor league system in that same role. Now that his stuff has taken a jump, so has his draft value. Powell is a lower risk prospect who profiles as mid to 7th inning reliever role.  
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139 Storm Hierholzer RHP Lake Travis HS, TX
Hierholzer stands at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds with long arms and a strong, durable frame with room for additional growth. A Texas Christian recruit, he works from a high-3/4 slot with a long, loose arm and creates some deception in his delivery with a high front side. His fastball sits 90-93, touching 94, with high spin and late life up in the zone. He pairs that with a power curveball at 79-82, which also has high spin metrics and late, sharp break. The changeup is his third pitch and seldom used, but he has shown it to be average to above-average and can throw it for strikes.
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140 Ryan Webb LHP Georgia
Webb has been a mainstay in the Georgia bullpen for three years, and he got off to a brilliant start as the anchor of the pen in 2020, going 2-0, 1.20 with 26 strikeouts against five walks in 15 innings over five relief appearances. Webb has an athletic, strong-bodied frame at 6-foot-1, 195 pounds. He’s a power lefty with a 90-93 mph fastball that can bump the mid-90s in short stints, a swing-and-miss curveball and a quality changeup, giving him the three-pitch arsenal to work multiple innings and combat righties and lefties alike. His aggressive demeanor makes him a great fit in tight spots late in games. A pro team could give him a shot to start, but his future is likely in relief.
141 Max Rajcic RHP Orange Lutheran HS, CA
If you need an arm in a winner-take-all tilt tomorrow, Rajcic might be your guy. The UCLA recruit has a proven track record as a two-time member of the Team USA 18U squad and the cornerstone of a powerhouse program since his freshman year. He can work in the low 90s, bumping the mid 90s if he needs it, and he has high spin to his fastball giving him the ability to get swings and misses at the top of the zone. His slider has late, hard tilt at 78-80 and his changeup made a jump this spring. It now sits 82-84 with late fade and comes out of the same window as his fastball. He has energy on the mound and gets deception with a good hip coil in his delivery. The arm is quick and clean and he shows advanced control of his pitches, pumping strikes consistently.
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142 Eddie Eisert SS Bishop O'Connell HS, VA
Eisert has experienced a meteoric rise the past two years that culminated at the Super 60 in February. Lanky and athletic at 6-foot-2, 193 pounds, the North Carolina State recruit is a 6.6 runner and his speed translates to gameplay, as he has quick feet and continually stays on the balls of his feet. He has smooth hands and can throw from multiple angles with carry, hitting 91 across the diamond. His athleticism plays on the left side, though his speed could be suited for center field as well. A switch-hitter, Eisert has a fast bat and repeatable swing from both sides that project to hit for average. He has the ability to drive the gaps and shows a tick more pop from the right side.
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143 Jacob Gonzalez SS Glendora HS, CA
A Mississippi recruit and two-sport athlete, Gonzalez has physical projection in his lean and athletic, 6-foot-2, 180-pound frame. He shows solid bat speed from the left side with patience, a whole-field approach and feel for the barrel. The power is below average and he projects to hit for doubles over home runs. He is an average runner with a good first step and choppy stride, as well as aptitude and instincts on the bases. He’s a versatile defender with the potential to play anywhere on the field. He’s very athletic with great footwork and lateral mobility. He makes smooth transfers and has an average arm that is mostly accurate.
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144 Carson Tucker SS Mountain Pointe HS, AZ
Tucker has a lean, wiry frame with length and has added strength to go with his quick-twitch athleticism. The younger brother of Pittsburgh Pirates SS Cole Tucker, the Texas recruit has big league bloodlines. At the plate, he has turned some rawness into a more controlled aggressive approach. He transfers energy well through his lower half with balance and takes a short line-drive swing, showing the ability to lift and the drive the ball on occasion. Defensively, he projects to stay at short with horizontal range and a quick first step, plus a quick, whippy arm. His length and flexibility also allow him to get to some balls others don’t. Tucker isn’t a plus runner in the 60-yard dash, but he gets down the line well and could add speed in the future thanks to his athleticism and room for more strength.
145 A.J. Vukovich OF/3B East Troy HS, WI
Vukovich stands at 6-foot-5, 210 pounds and right-handed power is his calling card. He profiles as a middle-of-the-order bat, where he hit for Team USA last summer, thanks to his serious raw juice. He has an easy swing with long levers, creating bat speed and lag through the zone. He was a finalist in the high school home run derby at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, launching 24 bombs, and will need that raw power to translate to games. Vukovich, a Louisville recruit, is an underrated defender with long, rangy actions, soft hands and a plus arm with carry to his throws. He has average speed, taking long, easy strides to chew up ground. He likely profiles best in right field, where his natural athleticism and arm strength would play. He’s an exceptional athlete overall, also excelling in basketball.
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146 Jesse Franklin OF Michigan
One of the stars for the Wolverines during their runner-up finish in last year’s College World Series, Franklin is strong and athletic at 6-foot-2, 215 pounds. He suffered a separated shoulder during winter workouts and missed the entire 2020 season. When healthy, he has two plus tools in his raw power and run speed. His power is generated more so with shear strength and leverage than bat speed. After a tremendous freshman season for Michigan, he followed it up with a strong summer in the Cape and looked like a sure-fire Day One pick for 2020. However, he slumped a bit as a sophomore with his tilted, uphill swing path. His swing got long and loopy, contributing to his struggles with inside and elevated fastballs. He made strides last fall, adjusting his swing and setting up in the box with a more upright stance. While there was still length to the swing, the path was improved with less loop to the ball. Defensively, he moves well in center field, though he is likely to land in left field at the next level. He has very good closing speed, which helps make up for his occasional poor reads, and he shows near average arm strength. Currently, due to his injury and subsequent missing all of the 2020 season, Franklin is somewhat of a wild card for this year’s draft. He profiles as an extra outfielder and could be selected after the third round.
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147 Kellum Clark 3B Brandon HS, MS
Clark has a big, strong frame at 6-foot-4, 221 pounds that translates to at least average power in the left-handed box. He is balanced with a smooth load and takes a flat path through the zone that would allow him to hit for average in addition to power. He has a solid approach and is able to stay on balls away. His athleticism gives him versatility defensively, though right field may wind up being where is value is best with his bat and above average arm profile well. A Mississippi State recruit, pitching is also a fallback option for him, as he has a clean arm action and fastball in the 89-93 range.
148 Nolan McLean 3B/RHP Garner HS, NC
A three-sport standout at Garner, McLean is committed to Oklahoma State for baseball and as a quarterback. He is physical with defined strength in his 6-foot-3, 225 pound frame. A follow on both sides of the ball, McLean got a late start to the shortened season thanks to a deep playoff run by his basketball team. As a position player, McLean has tremendous right-handed power with good bat speed, but better strength. He has limited at-bats compared to his peers, giving him some room to his ceiling. He has good rhythm and balance in the box, recognizing spin and showing feel for the zone. His swing-and-miss tendencies could be cleaned up as he tends to load down and in with his hands, creating a difficult path against higher velocity. When on the barrel, the ball flies off the bat and he has leverage present in his swing. Defensively, McLean is a work in progress. A shortstop in high school, he profiles more as a corner infielder where the bat will play over the defense. Some clubs are even looking at him as a catcher, where he played some when he was younger. He has good bend in his hips and an athletic base, but the lack of foot speed and directional quickness to play the infield at higher levels, suggesting a move to behind the plate or a corner outfield spot. On the mound, McLean has arm strength, working up to 94 and sitting 91-92.
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149 Blake Money RHP Summit HS, TN
The 6-foot-6, 248-pound Louisiana State recruit didn’t get a chance to toe the rubber in the 2020 season, but has been throwing in preparation for the draft. He has a big-time fastball, sitting 92-94 with heavy, boring action. He commands the pitch well to both sides of the plate and is consistently around the zone. He also features a power curveball at 76-80 with sharp bite and good depth. He mixes in a changeup at 81-83 with fade and throws it with good arm speed. Money doesn’t surrender much hard contact and works efficiently through his innings with weak contact and swings and misses.
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150 Calvin Harris C Western Dubuque HS, IA
Harris stands at 6 feet, 205 pounds and has a track record of high performance against elite level competition. No matter where he goes and who he faces, he consistently barrels baseballs with loud contact and flashes projectable power. The swing isn’t textbook, as he cuts himself off and doesn’t get extended, but he’s very short to the ball, maintains balance and has the strength to drive the gaps. Defensively, he has raw tendencies behind the plate, but seems to make up for that with a high level of athleticism. He has a plus arm, throwing 84 from the crouch with carry and accuracy to the bag, along with consistent sub-2.0 pop times. A Mississippi recruit, Harris has also won a state championship on the football field and shows highly competitive qualities in his game.
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151 Jason Savacool RHP Baldwinsville HS, NY
No stranger to the national scene, the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Savacool has built a reputation of being an arm that isn’t afraid to challenge hitters with a deep arsenal of weapons. Working from a 3/4 slot, the Maryland recruit sits 90-92 and touches 94 with arm-side life, showing the ability to get swings and misses. His out pitch over the years has been a two-plane slider with late action. It was inconsistent last summer, but showed above average at times, sitting in the low 80s. He also gets sink and fade on a mid-80s changeup. He can also land a curveball for strikes, giving him a four-pitch mix.
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152 Christian Knapczyk SS Joliet Catholic HS, IL
At 5-foot-9, 150 pounds, Knapczyk is a highly-athletic, live-bodied Louisville recruit. He has long been one of the top prospects and performers in Illinois. He’s a dynamic player who impacts the game in every way. Defensively, he plays with bounce, is light on his feet, shows advanced range, can make all the plays and plays with a moxie to his game. He’s an instinctual player with a high baseball IQ, always looking to steal an out, throw behind a runner or take an extra base. He has the arm to stick at shortstop, as it plays easy and from multiple slots. Offensively, he profiles at the top of an order. He has twitchy, quick hands, can handle velocity with ease, controls the barrel, and takes a spray approach with sneaky pop. At the Super 60, he posted the second highest rotational acceleration (32.9 G) on the Blast Motion swing sensor. He’s also dynamic on the bases, letting his 6.88-second 60 time play up as he always thinks two out of the box. He consistently gets down the line in 4.2 seconds or better and base been 3.75 on a bunt.
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153 Franco Aleman RHP St. Johns River State JC
Aleman stands 6-foot-6, 235 pounds and at his best he challenges hitters with low-90s sinking fastballs and snaps off low-80s sliders to go along with an above-average changeup and plus pitchability. There isn't an abundance of arm speed, but the delivery is easy and repeatable, as his durable frame should allow him to maintain a starter's workload throughout a season. After a strong freshman season at Florida International in 2019 and much success in the Cape Cod League last summer (3-0, 1.43 ERA, 37.2 IP, 33 SO), Aleman did not show the same stuff during the junior college season this spring. However, he did perform well (3-1, 3.26 ERA, 38.2 IP, 38 H, 6 BB, 51 SO) during the abbreviated season. He has yet to become a household name, but is committed to Florida for his junior season, and the notoriety should soon follow. With above-average command, high pitchability, and a present average secondary package, Aleman has a chance to develop into a top round starter. And, still just 19 years old, he has plenty of time to improve before the 2021 draft, if not selected early this summer.  
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154 Tyler Chadwick RHP Marshall HS, WI
A West Virginia recruit from a small town, Chadwick stands at 6-foot-5, 210 pounds and is only scratching the surface of his potential. He has a live, easy arm and has continuously trended upward over the course of his high school career. The fastball plays at 90-92, topping out at 94 with arm-side action and improving control. His slider is sharp and shows swing-and-miss potential. The changeup plays at 84-86 with fading action. Chadwick’s learning curve may be steeper than most prep prospects in this class with his limited national exposure and underwhelming high school competition, but that and his natural athleticism speaks to how high his ceiling could be. He’s a multi-sport athlete, has already made substantial gains in a short period of time and could be one of the high upside righties in the high school class.
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155 Ian Seymour LHP Virginia Tech
Seymour planted a flag with a loud Cape showing last summer in which he struck out 39 while allowing just six walks in his 25.1 innings of work. The 6-foot, 210-pound southpaw doesn’t boast overpowering stuff, but he works quickly and does a very good job tunneling his fastball, changeup and slider, making him a tough arm to consistently square up. He works his heater into the low 90s, touching 94, with modest arm-side action, and it plays up thanks to an above-average 79-80 mph changeup that he throws on plane with the fastball with excellent arm speed deception. The offering shows arm-side dive following that of the fastball and Seymour excels at turning it over consistently. His tilted slider is a potential average offering that also plays up due the mirroring action off of his fastball and changeup, and is particularly effective away to same side arms after being set-up by a fastball. Given his loud summer, strong four-week spring and solid three-pitch mix, Seymour profiles as a top five round target this June.
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156 Adam Seminaris LHP Long Beach State
Seminaris raised his profile into national recognition via a strong showing in Cape last summer. He has a medium-sized, athletic frame at 6 feet, 180 pounds. He drives hard down the mound, landing balanced while hiding the ball well and repeating the delivery of his four-pitch mix from a 3/4 arm slot. His fastball tops out at 92, sitting 89-91 with good arm-side action. His 77-79 curveball is a weapon and out pitch that displays hard, late bite. His slider has proper tilt while his changeup replicates fastball arm action, adding to its deception at a fading 80-83 mph. Seminaris profiles as a back-of-the-rotation starter and likely top five round selection this summer.
157 Tanner Murray SS UC Davis
Listed at 6-foot-2, 190-pounds, there is a chance that Murray could outgrow the shortstop position, but he showed enough with his defense over the summer at both short and third to make believers of his ability with the glove. He profiles as a utility player up the middle with a chance to be a starting third baseman, again speaking of the defensive side of the game. He's a near average runner, but his playmaking abilities, instincts, and first step are all strong traits. It's rare if he doesn't get to a ball. Going to his backhand, he is capable of turning infield hits into outs, with an above-average/accurate arm and the ability to make difficult throws. If he were to move to third base full-time, there would be more pressure on his bat to develop and given his summer on the Cape, there is some skepticism about the bat in pro ball. However, a deeper look at his Cape numbers show the back half of his season much better. He's a high contact rate hitter with strong plate discipline, simply meaning he takes balls and swings at strikes. The raw power hasn't shown up in game stats yet (only three in his college career) but his home yard is very unfavorable, especially where he frequently hits; middle and opposite field. Through 16 games his slugging was encouraging, with 11 of his 22 hits going for extra bases. Murray is a young junior, which is a positive for his potential future strength and physical development.  
158 Jace Bohrofen OF Westmoore HS, OK
An Oklahoma recruit, Bohrofen stands at 6-foot-2, 195 pounds with current strength and room to add more. His sweet left-handed swing stands out immediately. He uses a short leg lift and rhythmic hand load before launching them on an efficient and uphill path through the zone with advanced bat speed. Bohrofen always shows off a professional approach in BP, launching balls from line to line with consistent lift and the power to leave the yard almost at will. In games, he has typically shown more of a middle to pull approach. His numbers in high school baseball have been videogame like in average and power categories, earning him multiple accolades. Bohrofen’s speed in the outfield and on the basepaths plays at average to slightly above average. His arm strength from the outfielder is advanced showing accuracy and carry.
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159 Gage Bradley RHP Rossview HS, TN
A 6-foot-2, 185-pound Vanderbilt recruit, Bradley stood out as an underclassmen, but missed some time last year. He came out healthy this spring and got some early outings in, showcasing a sizzling fastball that was 90-93 early, settling in at 88-92, as it jumps out of his hand with late life. He leans heavily on the fastball and is effectively wild, seeing his command drift in and out. The curveball is his best secondary pitch presently, sitting 71-74 with 11/5 shape and hard bite. He works the curveball off an elevated fastball tunnel, generating good separation and disrupting the timing of hitters. He also throws a changeup with good arm speed and gets some arm-side action to the pitch. His frame is solid and stable with long, loose arms.
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160 Mackenzie Wainwright OF St. Edward HS, OH
An Ohio State recruit, Wainwright missed some big events last summer with a minor injury, but the arrow is pointing up next to his name after a standout performance at the Super 60. The Ohio State recruit is young for the class and his raw physical data with the bat is impressive. He has advanced strength and bat speed, generating elite force with a smooth, easy stroke. He’s a 6.94 runner currently, and could get a tick faster with age. He has the arm strength for right field and has excellent route awareness, unsurprising considering his background as an all-state wide receiver.
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161 Jimmy Glowenke SS/2B Dallas Baptist
An elbow injury limited the everyday Patriot shortstop to DH duties for the entire 2020 season, but that didn’t slow Glowenke down from leading the team in batting average (.415) and on-base percentage (.458). This follows his performance in the Cape last summer when he posted a solid .296/.342/.385 line over 39 games. A below-average runner with fringe arm strength before the elbow surgery, Glowenke is looking more and more like a future third or second baseman, rather than a long-term shortstop. This could be an issue for evaluators who could view him as a tweener so long as the pre-game pop isn’t blossoming into game time production. There’s still plenty of loud contact, but the extra base damage has been limited in his college career. On the positive side, Glowenke has found more consistency in his timing at the plate, showing better balance through his pronounced leg lift and a slightly smaller stride, keeping him fluid and his barrel on plane with more consistency. He has reduced his strikeout rate while maintaining his solid on-base production. If he can stick up the middle—either at shortstop or second base—or if he can up his extra-base production while manning third, he has a chance to be a solid traditional two-hole stick with a dependable glove.
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162 Kale Emshoff C Arkansas-Little Rock
Prior to this February, Emshoff last took the field for the Trojans as a sophomore in 2018, when he started all 56 games and slashed .273/.377/.415 with four home runs. After sitting out the 2019 season due to TJ surgery, the now redshirt junior enjoyed a very loud start to 2020 before the season was cut short, making his way onto the Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher of the Year Watch List by slashing .417/.527/.800 in 17 games. At 6-foot-2, 225 pounds, Emshoff has strength for plus raw power and he’s also able to get to it during games with strong plate discipline skills. With his above-average arm, he threw out 50 percent of base stealers, but his receiving and blocking skills will need polish to remain behind the dish at the next level. He’s on the older side for a 2020 draftee, turning 22 before the draft, which will likely impact the utility of a return to campus in 2021. While it’s possible Emshoff could have pushed himself even higher up draft boards with a full season to work with, he likely showed enough in the first four weeks of the season to secure a spot in the top five rounds of the shortened draft this summer.
163 Kaden Polcovich IF Oklahoma State
After beginning his college career at Kentucky for just one semester, Polcovich headed to Northwest Florida State College where he played for three semesters. Now at Oklahoma State, the 5-foot-10, 195-pound, strong-bodied switch-hitter sticks out for his ability to play the game. In what so far is a brief career as a Cowboy, Polcovich led the team this spring with a .494 OBP, while slugging .578 and adding eight stolen bases. He consistently runs in the 4.3 range from the right side. His right-handed swing is more natural with more quickness. From the left, side he shows more length and bat strength to his swing rather than bat speed. His plate discipline from both sides is very good, as he’s able to lay off elevated fastballs and offspeed stuff out of the zone. Defensively, he is sure-handed and versatile with an average arm. He committed just one error in 41 games while playing a multitude of positions, including center field and shortstop, in the Cape last summer and followed that up with perfection in 49 chances this spring. Due to his mature body type and average toolset, Polcovich isn’t a sexy top-round draft pick, but he is a ball player who makes good teams better and is a likely gut feel pick around the fifth round for an astute area scout.
164 Blake Dunn OF Western Michigan
Strong-bodied and quick-twitch at 5-foot-11, 205 pounds, Dunn is a 70-grade athlete and physically resembles Cole Calhoun. Dunn was a catcher as a prep, but has since moved to center field where his plus-plus speed plays from gap to gap. He’s a solid average defender with an above average arm. He must reduce his strikeout rate while improving his power, and was off to that type of start in 2020 with six extra-base hits and just 12 strikeouts in 69 plate appearances to go along with 11 stolen bases. Overall, there aren’t too many athletes of his caliber in college baseball and Dunn will likely be considered around the fourth round.
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165 Braiden Ward OF Washington
After a strong sophomore campaign and productive showing in the Cape, Ward entered the 2020 season as a Top 100 collegiate prospect. Although it was a shortened spring, he made the most of the opportunities. At 5-foot-10, 160 pounds, Ward sports a lean frame and wiry strength. He is a dynamic, top-of-the-order, left-handed bat with game-changing speed. As a base runner, Ward was 37-for-44 on stolen base attempts between last summer and the spring season. Offensively, he sets up in the box with a wide, square stance and some short, quick bat wiggle in his hands. He stays balanced and athletic as he gets into landing with a quiet head and minimal weight shift. He shows a quick, direct stroke at the plate with his hands staying tight to his body, allowing the barrel to work inside of the ball. Ward is never going to be a consistent home run threat, but there’s more raw power in the bat than you might expect. Defensively, he typically plays shallow in the big field, relying on his speed to run down balls overhead and the deep gaps, while taking away short popups in front of him. Overall, the speed translates well to the outfield and should allow Ward to stick in center field with slightly below average arm strength. His throws show accuracy and consistent ball flight from a high-3/4 release. Overall, Ward is one of the fastest players available in 2020 with a recent track record of success at the plate. His 80-grade speed impacts the game in several ways and his hit tool should allow him to consistently put pressure on the opposing team.
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166 Jack Bulger C DeMatha HS, MD
Bulger stands out for his physicality and strength has always been a factor for him, as he stands at 6 feet, 205 pounds. The Vanderbilt recruit’s offensive ability is what he has been known for and it has continued to trend upward throughout his high school career. Hitting from an athletic stance, he has good rhythm in his hands that are also direct and explosive to the ball with extension. He can drive pitches to all fields and he has shown improved balance at the plate with less drift in his swing and head movement. The swing is smooth and the barrel stays in the zone. Power is definitely present with the explosive contact he makes. The question remains where he’ll line up defensively. His quick exchange and strong arm allow him to rip off sub-2.0 pop times, but his receiving has development remaining. His athleticism and work ethic should allow him to handle any transition and his bat profiles at any corner spot.
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167 Tyler Brown RHP Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt’s 6-foot-4, 240-pound all-American closer set the school single season record with 17 saves last spring. Brown pitches in the 92-95 range, and will touch 97 on occasion. He will also mix in an occasional low-80s changeup and mid-70s fringy curve, but his calling card is a hard 85-86 slider, which regularly shows above average to plus. Brown is a strike thrower and has the makeup and mental toughness that is well-suited for the backend of a bullpen. Brown started slow this spring with a 1-2 record and 12 hits allowed in 10.1 IP and was especially rusty with his command during opening weekend at MLB4 in Arizona. But, with a strong resume which includes a dominant 2019 and a summer stint with the USA CNT, look for Brown to be selected around the fifth round.
168 Chase Hampton RHP Kilgore HS, TX
Hampton has an athletic build and strong lower half at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds. A Texas Tech recruit, he works from a high-3/4 slot with some effort to his delivery, but nothing alarming. The fastball will work in the 90-94 range, touching 95, with some arm-side life. He presently has a swing-and-miss breaking ball that shows power curveball shape. He’ll flash some with more slider shape at times. He also flashes a changeup in the low 80s as his third pitch. Hampton is hard nosed and competes on the mound, making big pitches when he needs to, and there is velocity to come as he grows into his frame.
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169 Brock Wilken 3B Bloomingdale HS, FL
Wilken may be one of the more under-the-radar prospects, but his offensive profile may be one of the best. He has a physical frame, standing tall in the box and takes a simple stride and separation, staying on time and under control while showing above average to plus bat speed. The tools come together and he has above average hit and power potential and could truly be an all-around hitter at any level. Defensively, he plays third, but most likely profiles in the outfield. The defense is the only question, but the offense should carry him a long way.
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170 Bailey Horn LHP Auburn
A fourth-year junior, Horn earned a spot in the weekend rotation as the Tigers’ Sunday starter this spring. Physical and athletic with a three-pitch mix, he has a very good feel for the strike zone. He can also be overpowering at times, with an 89-94 mph fastball with occasional cut into right-handed hitters. His best pitch is his power slider at 81-82. It’s very deceptive and he shows the ability to throw it for strikes to make life tough on left-handed hitters. He owns an above average, low-80s changeup as well. Despite pitching limited innings during his Auburn career, lefties who throw strikes with low-90s fastballs and generate swings and misses are hard to find. Expect Horn to be considered around the fifth round this summer.
171 Joe Wiemer OF Cincinnati
The Bearcats outfielder enjoyed a breakout 2019 summer for Harwich, slashing .273/.390/.354 over 34 games and 118 plate appearances, while showcasing an intriguing blend of strength, athleticism and explosiveness. At the plate, Wiemer utilizes tons of motion in his setup, a deep load and exaggerated leg lift before finishing with a lengthy stride and high effort hack. There's lots of violence in the swing to go with an inconsistent launch and variable barrel path, but Wiemer makes it all work via good bat-to-ball ability and physicality. In spite of his wild cuts, the limby outfielder shows some feel for the strike zone and an ability to find his share of walks, adding intrigue to the overall offensive profile. He's a solid defender with long bounding strides and shows good foot speed and plus to better arm strength. He rounds out his game with a heady approach on the bases and should swipe his share of bags, going 5-for-6 in stolen base attempts this spring. A fair amount of refinement is still required, but Wiemer has the tools and the talent to make his way into top five round consideration this summer and was off to a strong start with more walks (14) than strikeouts (9) and a .264/.435/.396 slash this spring. A dreamer can squint and see plenty of similarities in style and appearance to a young Hunter Pence.  
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172 Jackson Leath RHP Tennessee
Leath is one of those pitchers who could very easily return to college for another season despite putting on a show at the Round Rock Classic earlier this spring. He’s an athletic 6-foot-1, 180-pounder, who has some versatility as a pitcher. Leath was terrific early in the season, showing a hard-nosed approach with a nasty sinker at 92-95, and touching as high as 96-97. He can throw the sinker on either side of the plate for strikes. He also shows excellent feel for an 83-84 hard curveball with some good depth, while his cutter/slider is an above-average pitch at 87-88. Right-handed hitters have a particularly tough time making solid contact against the offering. He will also show an average changeup in the mid 80s. Leath’s track record outside of junior college isn’t lengthy, but in the short stint he had this spring, it was mighty impressive.
173 Steven Ondina SS International Baseball Academy, PR
Ondina, a Florida International recruit, is undersized at about 5-foot-7, 145 pounds, but what he lacks in physicality he makes up for in motor. He’s a high-energy player and treat to watch defensively. He has quick, easy hands and a strong, accurate arm that will play if he focuses more on getting rid of the ball quickly rather than winding up to make a throw. He moves well in the field, taking athletic strides and is an above average runner. At the plate, he has a quick bat from the right side and takes a line drive path with a little bit of length. He has strong contact skills, but lacks impact and the power projects to be well below average.
174 Colby Halter UT Bishop Kenny HS, FL
Halter really made a name for himself with Team USA last summer, winning a silver medal and hitting .419 in nine games at the WBSC 18U World Cup. He was in the right place at the right time, coming up clutch consistently and playing all over the field. A super utility player, he is athletic and has a high baseball IQ. His carrying tool is the ability to consistently find the barrel. He sprays baseballs all over the field and is consistently on time and ready to hit. The tools aren’t flashy, but they are consistent. They show up time and time again in game and he routinely makes an impact.
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175 Jackson Fristoe RHP Paducah Tilghman HS, KY
Fristoe is a 6-foot-4, 195 pound Mississippi State recruit that offers plenty of physical projection and profiles as a starter. His athleticism stands out on the mound, and he features a 90-94 fastball that he uses to attack both sides of the plate. Fristoe uses two breaking balls, including a 71-73 curveball with depth, but it's his low-80s slider he employs to put hitters away, as it features sharp tilt and can disappear under bats. He's a bulldog on the mound, showing the ability to compete at a high level and seems to ramp it up a notch with runners on base.
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176 Carson Ragsdale RHP South Florida
Long bodied and athletic at 6-foot-8, 225 pounds, Ragsdale leverages the ball with low effort and creates a steep downplane on his 91-94 fastball. He also pounds the zone with a 78-80 mph hammer curveball, a true major league out pitch with good grab and depth. He pitches to the bottom of the zone with his heater and throws his breaker in any count. This combination allowed him to strike out 10 Florida Gators in just four innings during an early March start this spring. Although his Tommy John surgery in Fall 2018 may deflate his draft value just a bit, Ragsdale is likely to be selected in the top five rounds.
177 Nick Garcia RHP Chapman University
Tall and athletic, Garcia is a converted third baseman with a repeatable delivery. He closed for the Panthers in 2019 and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the DIII World Series. He converted to the starting rotation this spring and took his game to an even higher level, creating big buzz among the SoCal scouts during the early weeks. In July 2018, in the New York Collegiate League, Garcia stood at a projectable 6-foot-3, 195 pounds and was 89-92 with good life in the zone. His slider was 81-84 with tight break, but inconsistent. Now standing 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, Garcia sits 92-94, touching 97. It’s a heavy ball that he commands and induces a ton of ground balls. He has clean arm action and there is still even more room for more velo gains in his frame as he fills out and becomes more polished on the mound. His changeup is still developing, but his slider velocity continues to increase, now in the mid-80s, as does its quality—average and flashing better at times. He will also mix in an average upper-80s cutter. Despite not facing top-level competition, Garcia did have a solid showing in the Cape last summer and continued that success with Chapman this spring. His athleticism, fastball velocity and low-mileage arm will lead many clubs to consider him in the top three-to-four rounds.
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178 Landon Knack RHP East Tennessee State
A fifth-year senior, Knack’s stuff took a big jump this spring during his four starts for the Buccaneers. In years past, he sat in the low-90s with his fastball. After an offseason dedicated to improved strength and conditioning, Knack’s heater jumped into the mid-90s this spring, often touching 97-98. At a mature-bodied 6-foot-2, 225 pounds, he serves his heat from a high-3/4 slot with a compact arm path. He repeats a simple, on-line delivery with an aggressive backside finish. He also has a long history of strike-throwing to go along with his new-found heat. As a sophomore in 2018 at Walters State JC, he walked 13 and struck out 112 in 92.2 IP. Last season at East Tennessee, Knack walked 16 in 97 innings with 94 strikeouts. Saving his best for last, he led the country in strikeouts with 51 against just one walk in 25 IP this spring. He can drive his four-seamer to the bottom of the zone with tailing life, and also ride it at and above the letters with good carry for swings and misses. His 75-77 mph curve breaks top to bottom and shows above average depth at times, while his 78-81 mph changeup is an average offering. He will also mix an average to above average slider at 84-87 mph. Of all his secondary offerings his curveball has the greatest potential to be plus in the near future with good shape and a high spin rate in the 2700-2800s. At 23 years of age, Knack is not the youngest prospect in this year’s draft class, but he is one of the top velocity arms with high-level control, and is likely to be selected in the top three-to-four rounds.
179 Brandon Birdsell RHP San Jacinto JC
From a high slot, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound, strong-bodied righty consistently works his 91-94 fastball downhill to the bottom of the zone. He will touch 96-97 at times, but can become predictable with his location down in the zone. With more down plane than lateral life to his heater, Birdsell could benefit by working his four-seamer to the letters instead of exclusively pounding away at the knees. His 84-86 slider is tight and above average at times. Birdsell will also show a slower version of his breaking pitch in the 79-82 mph range with similar shape and action and he flashes an average changeup a 83-85 with fastball arm speed. Overall, he shows good poise and a solid four-pitch mix. He began his college career at Texas A&M and is now committed to Texas Tech for next school year.
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180 Ryan Bruno LHP American Heritage Delray HS, FL
Bruno has a high ceiling, but it doesn’t come without risk. He has shown plus flexibility and pure stuff, getting his fastball up to 95, while possessing a very projectable frame. He has also shown a plus curveball at times as well. He has shown some command issues and is still working through developing as a pitcher. The projection and arm are unquestionable, and if everything clicks as he matures, he could end up being the best pitcher in Florida’s 2020 class.
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181 Alec Burleson 1B/LHP East Carolina
One of the top two-way talents in the country, Burleson stands at 6-foot-2, 210 pounds. He’s an old school baseball player who simply knows how to play the game. Throughout his college career, and his time with the USA CNT last summer, he has split his time between first base, outfield and the mound. The left-handed hitter shows a natural feel to hit with strength in his swing and above average bat speed. With a line drive swing, he consistently puts the ball in play, currently producing more gap power than over the fence. However, he does have the ingredients to go up top more often in the future. Defensively, Burleson shows a strong arm, sure hands and projects to be above average at first base. On the mound, the southpaw repeats a simple, balanced delivery and delivers the ball from a high-3/4 slot. His fastball ranges from 86-90 mph with some cut when thrown to his gloveside. He will also show a tight 82 mph slider, a 75 mph curveball and his go-to pitch, an 81 mph above average changeup. He’s a strike-pumper with a four-pitch mix, walking just four in 23.1 IP during the abbreviated 2020 season. With a .370 batting average, 23 doubles and nine home runs during his sophomore season, and a strong start in 2020 with a .375 batting average and three home runs in 17 games, Burleson is more of a pro prospect in the batter’s box than on the mound.
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182 Nick Frasso RHP Loyola Marymount
Standing 6-foot-5, 200 pounds, Frasso is long bodied, super athletic and projectable. When healthy he will pump high-spin, four-seam fastballs up to 97 mph and sit 92-95. His secondary offerings include a low-80s slurve that will flash above average and a hard, upper-80s changeup. With a long arm path in back, he also has good extension out front to the plate from a 3/4 slot. He can work the corners with his fastball and has above average control. After struggling during his first two starts this spring, he was shut down with forearm tightness and did not return to action. Once considered a top two round prospect, Frasso’s injury will likely cause him to slide into fourth- to fifth-round consideration unless there is a window of opportunity for him to be seen in live action before draft day.
183 Stevie Emanuels RHP Washington
At 6-foot-5, 210 pounds, Emanuels has a tall, durable frame with a sloped upper half and some room left for projection. He’s a low mileage arm, transitioning to a starting role for the first time after logging just 99 collegiate innings between 2018-2019. He shows a simple, repeatable delivery with a quick consistent pace. He works from a high-3/4 slot with a full, continuous arm path. He sets up on the first base side of the rubber, but avoids throwing across his body. His direction with his lower half consistently allows him to extend his breaking ball out to his glove side and gives his fastball the chance to create more run while staying in the zone. His fastball sits 88-90 and peaks at 91-92. Emanuels throws with starter-type effort and could potentially have more velocity in the tank. As it stands now, his fastball really plays up due to his ability to run it down and in on a right-handed hitter. He pitches exceptionally well to his arm side, creating a ton of groundball contact. His curveball is a quality offering that shows average at times, running between 75-80 mph. It features tight, 11/5 shape with carry through the zone. He understands when to get it over for a strike early and when to expand the zone. Overall, Emanuels was making a seamless transition to a starting role in 2020, showing plenty of poise and feel for controlling the game while being asked to get more outs than he’s accustomed to.
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184 Christian McGowan RHP Eastern Oklahoma State JC
With an aggressive and physical presence at 6-foot-2, 195 pounds, McGowan has a quick arm from a high three-quarter slot and challenges hitters with his three-pitch arsenal. He's an athletic right-hander who can sink/tail his fastball to his armside or ride it through the letters at 91-95 mph. He also shows the ability to miss bats with his low-80s breaking ball and his quality 82-84 mph changeup to his armside. His developing command has a chance to become average in the future due to his good arm action and delivery that only needs some polish to the finish. For the 2020 season he finished 4-0 with a 3.31 ERA and struck out 58 while walking 14 in 35.1 IP. Originally from Bokchito, OK (population 632), McGowan is committed to Kansas State for next school year and his signability will have the most to do with his potential selection in a shortened draft this summer.
185 Will Klein RHP Eastern Illinois
Klein’s name quickly made its way around the scouting community last July when he touched triple digits and dominated the Northwoods League. Back on campus in the fall, he continued to pump high velo fastballs with his heater peaking at 96, while mostly sitting 93-94. This spring, he sat in the 92-96 range with more sink than previously seen and peaked at 98. He also continued to show improvement with his control. His spin rate is a modest 2100-2300, but with a 96-99 percent spin efficiency, his heater plays at its velo. At 6-foot-5, 225 pounds Klein is athletic and strong bodied with a fast arm that sets him apart from many other large-framed righties who rely more on arm strength to produce velo—during Klein’s bullpen warmups you can hear his hand speed. This quickness allows him to spin a sharp curveball in the low-80s with a 2700+ spin rate and an 85-88 mph slider. Both pitches will show above average at times, but he commands the slider much better and, as a result, will use it more often in games. He also flashes a firm 88 mph changeup, which is a work in progress. Klein profiles as a reliever at the professional level and will likely be considered around the fifth round.
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186 Brendan Beck RHP Stanford
The younger brother of the Atlanta Braves’ 2018 fourth-round selection, Tristan Beck, Brendan is sturdy, strong and well-proportioned at 6-foot-2, 215-pounds. He displays body control during his delivery through very good lower body stability, particularly with the secondary pitches. He occasionally over-rotates his backside on the fastball, presumably in an effort to add velocity. The stride is on line, and his arm works cleanly, quickly and easily while the head doesn't wobble a bit. He will get deep on the backside with a calm stab and extension below his waist, but his body control and delivery allow him, at his best, to be among the top strike throwers in the college game. Beck can pound the zone with four pitches and though he has high-level pitchability, he needs to learn to go out of the zone more often due to raw stuff that has minimal margin for error. His fastball sat 87-90 mph early in this shortened season, yet has been seen up to 92, with hints of sink on the arm side. The slider is his best pitch with late, short break at 82-85. He will also throw an 11/5 curveball at 77-78 mph with good spin and depth. His changeup was a little hit and miss early on this season at 79-84. Beck’s makeup is strong and his track record of showing high-level pitchability are part of what makes him attractive to clubs with hopes that the raw stuff can still spike. His ceiling may not be as high as others, but his floor is also higher than most.
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187 Trenton Denholm RHP UC Irvine
Denholm is a 5-foot-11, 180-pound, mature-bodied righty with an average fastball and plus changeup. He boasts present stuff over future projection. He sets up with his plant foot on the extreme first base side and his toe barely touching the rubber, giving him the greatest angle for his next most effective pitch—an 89-93 heavy sinker. He’s able to spot it with precision. The remainder of his repertoire includes a big breaking curveball with good shape and both sweep and depth at 74-77. He has also performed at a high level throughout his college career, especially in 2019 as a sophomore when he produced a 1.81 ERA in 14 starts and 99.2 IP with 93 strikeout while holding opposing hitters to a .178 batting average.
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188 Ty Floyd RHP Rockmart HS, GA
Floyd, a Louisiana State recruit, is highly athletic with a lean build and broad shoulders at 6-foot-2, 190 pounds. He works with easy effort on the mound with a quick arm. He does have a soft stab on the backside, but is able to overcome it with his natural plus arm speed. His fastball is capable of getting into the mid 90s and he has shown the ability to command it to all areas of the strike zone, routinely inducing swings and misses. There are still question marks surrounding his breaking ball, as the pitch has shown inconsistent shape in the past. He has solid feel for a changeup. Developing his curveball and being able to throw it consistently will determine if he can stick as a starter, but his athleticism gives him a good chance of doing so.
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189 Brandon Pfaadt RHP Bellarmine University
Pfaadt took his game to another level last summer in the Cape. He's very athletic and strong at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds with long legs and a loose, live arm. He shows good lines and direction to the plate with a slightly closed landing and throws from a three-quarters slot with good arm speed. His fastball cuts, sinks and rides to the plate. He pumps his four-seam heater at 92-95 mph with a 2450-2540 spin rate and some cut at times. His two-seamer sits in the mid-2200 rpm range at 88-90 mph with some sink. His best offspeed offering is a plus 82-83 mph changeup (2120 rpm) thrown with fastball arm speed. Pfaadt also has a good feel for his 80-83 mph slider/slurve with a mid-2400 spin rate and 8:30 tilt. However, he can get on the side of the ball too often, an effect of rushing his delivery at times. Overall, he shows a very good feel to spin. With improvements to the consistency of his delivery, staying behind the ball and just throwing it harder, his slider could easily be an above average-to-better pitch in the very near future. After a strong Cape season (2-1, 2.81 ERA, 32 IP, 19 H, 8 BB, 34 SO), Pfaadt continued to to pad his resume this spring with a 3-1, 1.38 ERA, 26 IP, 4 BB, 27 SO to start the 2020 season. Including makeup and mound presence, he has all of the necessary ingredients to be considered around the 4th-5th rounds and profiles as a starter at the next level.
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190 Corey Collins C North Gwinnett HS, GA
A Georgia recruit, Collins has a thick frame at 6-foot-2, 220 pounds. He’s a left-handed hitter with excellent feel for the barrel and power being the separator. It plays to the middle of the field and he has shown the ability to drive the ball out of the park to the opposite gap. The bat gets in and out of the zone quickly on the inner half, leading to some swing-and-miss tendencies this spring. The power is present, but there will be a larger emphasis on his offensive profile as a switch to first base is possible. He spent most of the spring there while recovering from a shoulder injury. When healthy, Collins is a competitive game manager. The blocking skills play and the arm strength has been above average. For his size, Collins can move surprisingly well, making a position change less difficult from an athletic standpoint.
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191 Jared Viertel RHP Crowder JC
A Missouri State commit, Viertel was off to a 3-1 start with a 2.67 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 27 IP for the Roughriders. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound sophomore righty features a 89-94 mph fastball with more velo in the tank when his frame fills out. He shows and average curveball with the spin, shape and velocity to project to become a plus pitch in the future. His mid-80s changeup is another average pitch which should become above average with greater use and leading to refined command. At this point he pitches with more control than command, but the delivery and arm action are sound enough that he will likely attain average command down the road. If history tells us anything with top JUCO arms heading to Springfield, MO, expect Viertel to be polished up quickly into a top round arm for the 2021 draft, if he's not selected early enough for his signability wishes this summer.
192 Trevor Hauver OF Arizona State
Coming off a strong season as a sophomore, Hauver is best known for his bat. He has a professional approach and a good idea at the plate. He’s able to drive the gaps and hit enough over the fence to warrant a 50-grade game power in pro ball, to go along with an average hit tool. Hauver is also a marginal defender with a fringe average arm and is best suited for left field after playing shortstop as a prep. At 6 feet, 205 pounds and hitting left, while throwing right, his body type, handedness and defensive profile are similar to 2019 first-rounder Michael Busch (North Carolina). Overall, Hauver profiles as an extra outfielder/platoon bat at the pro level and will likely be selected around the fourth round this summer.
193 Trey Dillard RHP Missouri
At 6-foot-2, 230 pounds, the big-bodied, strong-armed Dillard sits in the upper 90s with his heater, which flashes arm-side run and some sink. He also features a hard curveball—some may call it a slider—that ranges from 82-87 mph. It’s a 70-grade swing-and-miss weapon when he lands it, and at other times is just more of a chase pitch that lesser hitters will get themselves out on. Dillard is max effort and throws just two speeds—hard and harder, needing the whole plate to throw strikes. He has a pure reliever profile, using his extreme velocity and power breaker for the back end of games at the pro level.
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194 Joseph Boyle RHP Notre Dame
At 6-foot-7, 225 pounds, Boyle is an intimidating presence on the mound—even before he unleashes one of the top two-pitch combos that was found on the Cape last summer. The big-bodied righty is capable of reaching triple digits with his lively heater sitting 96-99, and backing it up with a hard, tilted mid-80s slider. The slide piece is still inconsistent and will fluctuate between a true two-plane slider with sharp bite and a looser, more vertical breaker with soft action. Boyle can struggle with his timing and his line to home. When he stays true in his stride and on line to the plate he’s able to pepper the zone with both the fastball and slider, but can yank to the glove slide when he opens up too much. When he hits his mechanical check points, Boyle looks like a potential late inning weapon at the next level. However, summer success has not translated to performance on the diamond during the spring. His Notre Dame career of a six-plus ERA with 48 walks in 36 innings is a major hit to his draft value.
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195 Brannon Jordan RHP South Carolina
A 6-foot-2, 185-pound righty transfer from Cowley County JC, Jordan features an 91-94 fastball with elite (95th percentile) flight characteristics, including a spin rate up to 2500. He pounds the zone with above average control and can really pitch. His offspeed offerings include an 80-84 slider with spin rates in the 2800-2900s. He will also show an above average curveball at 77-81 (2600-2750 rpm) and a future above average changeup in low 80s. He projects as a starter at the next level and despite the presence of near-lock first-rounder Carmen Mlodzinski, Jordan finished the 2020 season with the top numbers on the Gamecock staff, going 2-0, with a 1.71 ERA, 32 strikeouts, nine walks and seven hits in 21 innings.
196 Dominic Hamel RHP Dallas Baptist
Hamel has a strong, athletic frame at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds. He pitches with an up-tempo delivery, regular effort, landing slightly closed and coming through a high three-quarter slot with average arm speed. He strides long down the mound, getting good drive out of his lower half. His fastball ranges from 91-94 mph with some arm-side run and he holds his velo well into the game. His go-to secondary pitch is a low-80s slider. It's an above average pitch. Racked up swings and misses on fastball and slider all game. Also mixes in an occasional curveball with sharp 10/4 break at 73-74. It's a fringy pitch, but he has feel for it and can throw it for strikes just to keep it in hitters’ minds. He also showed a changeup in warm-ups, but did not throw it in the game. For the 2020 season, Hamel finished with 27 strikeouts in 19.2 IP. Due to limited looks at the JC transfer from Yavapai, AZ, Hamel was not seen by many cross-checkers during the four-week college season, and as a result, is undervalued heading into this June draft by many clubs.
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197 Johnny Ray RHP Texas Christian
A John A Logan JC transfer, Ray has an imposing presence on the mound and a big-time arm, but still needs to prove he can stay healthy. Injuries have plagued his career, including Tommy John surgery in June 2017 previous to his freshman year at Illinois State and an oblique strain last spring in junior college when he missed the final half of the 2019 season. However, the stuff is undeniable. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder will sit anywhere from 93-97 mph with his fastball, along with a breaking ball at 79-80 and low-80s changeup that he throws with fastball arm speed.
198 Jacob Teter 1B Florida Southern
At 6-foot-6, 230 pounds Teter is an excellent target at first base and an imposing presence from the left side of the batter’s box. He shows an average arm and the potential to be a plus defender who can really pick it. Offensively, there is some length to his pull-centric swing, but he uses his hips well and limits the swings and misses. He performed very well early in the Cape season last summer before wearing down physically and cooling to a final line of .292/.356/.373. With just two home runs and a .081 ISO Teter may benefit by a slight posture adjustment, leaning back and tilting his shoulders a bit to create more lift and over the fence pop in his swing. He finished the Florida Southern season with a .329/.485/.618 slash with seven home runs in 22 games.
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Dane Acker RHP Oklahoma
Acker made a quick highlight during the shortened 2020 season with a no-hitter against LSU at the Shriners College Classic. It was the first no-hitter in the 20-year history of The Classic and the first time LSU had been no-hit in a nine-inning game in history. Acker completed his no-hitter with 11 strikeouts, one walk and two hit batters. A 6-foot-2, 190-pound right-hander with a loose, on-line delivery from a high-3/4, Acker sits 91-93 mph with great down angle on his fastball. He also features a mid-80s slider, a big breaking curveball ranging from 78-81 and an average, fading 84-86 changeup. Acker is polished with good command. He has great feel, locating his fastball while inducing numerous off-balance swings with the ability to mix all of his pitches.
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200 Carson Taylor C Virginia Tech
Taylor put up big numbers as a draft-eligible sophomore in the shortened 2020 season, hitting .431/.541/.690 with seven doubles, one triple and two homers in 58 at-bats, along with 20 RBIs. He impressed with his ability to hit for average and rack up doubles, but he really impressed with his control of the strike zone (12 walks against five strikeouts). And he did it against solid competition. Taylor was good as a freshman too, but he missed some time late in late spring/early summer with a broken hamate bone, then struggled in the Cape Cod League. That experience was good for him, and he came back to campus in the fall with a better plan at the plate. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Taylor is a thick, physical switch-hitter who has yet to fully harness his intriguing power potential, but he stands out for his natural hitting instincts and ability to drive the ball to all fields. He's made big progress defensively over the last year, gradually improving his arm strength (which is now playable) and polishing his receiving and blocking skills. His bat remains his calling card, but he shows enough promise behind the plate to project to stick at the position in pro ball.