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Delaware/Maryland/Virginia Draft Preview

Nathan Rode and Jerry Shank

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.


OTHERS TO WATCH: C Wes Clarke (Liberty Christian Academy, VA), a South Carolina recruit is a strong offensive catching prospect. He has a rare combination of right-handed power, a strong arm, and advanced receiving skills. C Adam Hackenberg (Miller School, VA), another high caliber offensive catching prospect, also combines power with receiving skills and a strong arm. He is the most polished player in Virginia’s 2018 class and committed to Clemson. SS Cade Hungate (Abingdon HS, VA), a Florida State recruit, has put up one of the most impressive springs in Virginia. He is a line-drive hitter with athleticism and arm strength, which has gotten him some attention on the mound where he has reached the low 90s. His teammate, C Thomas Francisco (Abingdon HS, VA) is the top hitter in the state and has left-handed power. RHP Cristian Sanchez (Centreville HS, VA) was up to 93 mph in the fall, but has had a sub-par spring. He is committed to Virginia. RHP Jacob Zebron (Colonel Richardson HS, MD) has been a fast riser this spring, possessing a raw skill set and long, projectable frame. He is relatively effortless in delivery a 90-93 fastball. The breaking ball is projectable with depth. He is committed to North Carolina State. RHP David Erickson (Cape Henlopen HS, DE) has been up to 94 this spring, sitting 91-92 and mixing in a 77 breaking ball. He is committed to Liberty.

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