2019 MLB Draft: College Risers


Kendall Rogers
D1 Baseball

Fall workouts have come and gone, and with that, there are a certain group of prospects who saw their MLB draft stock surge with strong showings this fall.

Perhaps no single prospect helped his stock more than Louisville’s Tyler Fitzgerald. The talented shortstop has always had some impressive tools, but he finished last season with average numbers and entered the summer and fall with something to prove.

Fitzgerald accomplished that goal and more for the Cardinals this fall. In addition to showing smooth actions and consistency in the field, he was an absolute terror to deal with at the plate. He showed big-time power and was Louisville’s most consistent hitter throughout fall workouts.

The rising shortstop isn’t alone in the elevated stock department. Baylor’s Cody Bradford continues to make strides, while we also feature a pair of junior college arms who made some serious noise the past few months. We break down those players and other college risers below.

Tyler Fitzgerald, SS, Louisville
Louisville skipper Dan McDonnell said a while back that it was only a matter of time before Fitzgerald blew up on the national stage. That time has come. Fitzgerald, an impressive-looking 6-foot-3, 205-pounder, hit .264 with limited power production last spring season, but the potential was certainly there to have a breakout 2019 campaign. We’ll see what happens in a couple...

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