New England Draft Preview


Dennis Healy and Trevor Brown
New England Directors of Scouting

The 2019 MLB Draft will take place June 3-5. To get you ready, Prep Baseball Report is releasing state previews with notes on high school draft prospects in its comprehensive coverage area. For more information on the prospects included in the High School Draft 100, click on the links to the players’ profiles to view comments, news and videos.

HIGH SCHOOL DRAFT 100 PROSPECTS
Tre Fletcher, OF, Deering HS, ME (Vanderbilt)
Bobby Zmarlzak, OF, Westhill HS, CT (Maryland)

OTHERS TO WATCH: OF Tucker Flint (Bishop Hendricken HS, RI), a Maryland recruit, has strength throughout his 6-foot-3, 210-pound frame. He has an advanced approach from the left side, showing the ability to use the whole field and hit for power to his pull side. RHP Sebastian Keane (North Andover HS, MA) has a lanky, athletic frame at 6-foot-3, 175 pounds. He has run his fastball into the low 90s and has an advanced feel for his secondary offerings. He is committed to Northeastern. C Chad Knight (Staples HS, CT) has major raw power to all fields. He has loose hands and creates serious bat speed through the hitting zone. He only recently moved behind the plate where his arm plays, though it gets a tick long at times. His receiving is a work in progress, but he has shown soft hands. OF Evan Sleight (Belmont Hill HS, MA), a Virginia recruit, has quick hands at the plate and has shown significant improvement at the plate in the last year. He is committed to Virginia. RHP Montana Semmel (Westhill HS, CT) is one of the more powerful arms in the Northeast, sitting in the 91-93 mph range and touching 94-95 at times. He has a slurvy breaking ball and a developing changeup. He stands at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds.

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