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Ohio Draft Preview

Nathan Rode and Dylan Hefflinger

The 2018 MLB Draft will take place June 4-6. 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.

Austin Becker, RHP, Big Walnut HS, OH (Vanderbilt)
Nicholas Northcut, 3B, Mason HS, OH (Vanderbilt)

OTHERS TO WATCH: RHP Nick Thwaits (Fort Recovery HS, OH), 6-foot-1, 210-pound Kent State recruit, has really matured physically adding muscle and weight to his frame. He shows advanced command of fastball that sits in the high 80s to low 90s, topping out at 94 mph. Making good use of his 6-foot-4 frame, SS Zach Dezenzo (Marlington HS, OH) shows smooth, natural tools at the plate. C Keegan Fish (Lakota West HS, OH) is muscular throughout his 5-foot-11, 180-pound frame and his strength carries over to his swing. LHP Evan Shawver (Amherst Steele HS, OH) was dominant all year with high-80s to low-90s fastball, go along with advanced secondary stuff. RHP Lane Flamm (New Richmond HS, OH) showcases electric stuff with a low-90s fastball and good secondary offerings. C Zade Richardson (New Richmond HS, OH) possesses unique athleticism, lighting quick exchange skills behind the dish, and big raw power potential at the plate. RHP Seth Klaiber (Badin HS, OH) could be a late-round pick with a fastball that gets into the low 90s.

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