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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2019, 11:54:35 am »
Mid-Major Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Names to Know for 1st 5 rounds of 2019 Draft

BIG EAST

RHP Ricky Devito, Seton Hall
Listed at 6’3” 185 lbs. Reportedly has a sinker that gets up to 94 (or 96 depending on the reports). CB and CU are both seen as quality pitches. 87 Ks/30 BBs in his first 2 years for the Pirates with just 48 hits allowed. Opened some eyes with a very good summer in the CCBL (35 whiffs in 29 IP) and was named by BA as the 16th best prospect there and by D1 as the 7th best righty in the league. The Staten Island native is one of the younger players in the college draft class.

OF Will Robertson, Creighton
Listed at 6’2” 215 lbs. Considered a possible 1st or 2nd round pick heading into the spring after a standout 2018 campaign where he hit .333/412/.641 for the Omaha school and then .300/.385/.435 in the Cape. Lefty swinger for the Bluejays may be limited to left says MLBP and BA.

2B Isaac Collins, Creighton
Listed at 5’10” 185 lbs. Supposed 70-grade speed but that hasn’t necessarily been fully realized on the basepaths. Hit .266/.381/.392 for the Bluejays in 2018 followed by a better .308/.381/.367 summer with Wareham in the CCBL. Presumably gets more respect on draft boards if the power decides to make an appearance this spring. The speed seems a bit wasted at 2B so also curious to see if the evaluators think a move to CF might occur as a pro. D1 rated him the 15th-best middle infielder in the Cape. Switch-hitter.

LHP Jeff Belge, St John's
Listed at 6’5” 225 lbs. FB can reach 94-95. Allegedly developed an improved CB in the fall. Control also an area of intense focus as he walked 59 in 102 innings last year between SJU and Chatham in the Cape (he whiffed 125 however). 32nd round selection of the Red Sox in 2016 out of HS.

RHP Gavin Hollowell, St John’s
Listed at 6’7” 215 lbs. Upper 90s FB. Used exclusively as a reliever (and will continue to do so this spring), he’s punched out 71 in 65 IP over his 1st two seasons while surrendering just 37 hits and walking 24. Roughed up somewhat this summer in the CCBL with a 1.77 WHIP in 19.2 innings. Missed fall workouts with a bone spur in his elbow.

RHP Sean Mooney, St John’s
Listed at 6’1” 185 lbs. The Friday starter for the Red Storm has been dominant in his 1st two seasons, being named both the Big East POTY and Freshman POTY in 2017 and was one of five finalists for national POTY in 2018 when he punched out 104 in 95 IP en route to a 1.07 WHIP. NJ native is a finesse guy relying on a 4-pitch arsenal (fastball-cutter-change-breaking ball). His FB ain’t so fast (87-90, occasionally hitting 92-93) but relies more on a high spin rate.

RHP Nick Morreale, Georgetown
Listed at 6’5” 220 lbs. Primarily used out of the bullpen the last two seasons. Struck out 59 in 48 IP for the Hoyas in 2018 but also walked 39. Moved on to Bourne in the Cape and notched 33 Ks in 22 innings (11 walks). FB up to 94 and inconsistent but promising CB and CU.

LHP Brent Killam, Georgetown
Listed at 5’11” 180 lbs. Impressive development by the southpaw who did not pitch in HS and was converted from the outfield to the mound as a freshman with the Hoyas. Understandably, he wasn’t used  much out of the bullpen that year but there was a hint of things to come when he pitched in the Northwoods League as a closer that summer and K’d 42 in 24 IP with just 2 free passes allowed and racking up 9 saves. Moving into the rotation as a soph in 2018, he put up an outstanding 97/26 Ks to BBs in 82 frames (breaking the season strikeout record for Georgetown in the process) and followed that with a decent performance in the CCBL where he was used in relief to limit innings considering the massive expansion of his workload relative to 2017. FB is in the 89-92 range. His SL and CU have varying degrees of effectiveness with the former more advanced than the latter. An under the radar guy to keep an eye on this spring.

RHP Conor Grammes, Xavier
Listed at 6’1” 200 lbs. In addition to being the Musketeers’ 3B, was also used out of the bullpen for the Musketeers his first 2 seasons. He hit .330/.375/.517 in 2018 for the Cincy school (and .253/.302/.502 with 7 HRs in just 24 games in the Cape) and will again be a 2-way player this spring. His future however apparently lies on the mound and no wonder given a FB touching 99. Control and developing secondary pitches still on the agenda. 35th-rounder in 2018 as draft-eligible soph. 2-time state champion wrestler in HS.

RHP Ryan Pepiot, Butler
Listed at 6’3” 215 lbs. Rang up 101 Ks in just 75 innings in 2018 for the Bulldogs and followed that with a splash in the CCBL with another 33 Ks in 22 IP. Low 90s FB with above avg CB. This fall his fastball spin rate ranged from 2300-2500 rpm while his CB registered at 2800 rpm.


AMERICA EAST

OF Ashton Bardzell, Hartford
Listed at 6’2” 195 lbs. His 2018 junior season in Bagwell’s old stomping grounds was a quite respectable .308/.412/.532 though that was down from a .343/.457/.619 soph campaign. His recent .316/.415/.491 summer with Bourne in the Cape has brought him some scouting notice. One report described him as “a bit raw” but also athletic with above average power and the arm strength to play all 3 spots in the outfield. More likely a round 6-10 pick as a senior sign.


PATRIOT LEAGUE

RHP Levi Stoudt, Lehigh
Listed at 6’2” 195 lbs. FB occasionally touching 96, quality CU and a slider that still needs some work. 67 Ks in 65 IP for the Mountain Hawks in 2018 followed by a summer in Orleans where he struggled some in CCBL play but also whiffed 26 in 25 innings.


IVY LEAGUE

RHP Hunter Bigge, Harvard
Listed at 6’0” 205 lbs. A 2-way player for the Crimson as he plays 3B when not on the mound. He’ll move into the starting rotation this year after mostly pitching out of the pen his first 2 years. Sat 90-93 with the FB and touched 94 in the Northwoods League this past summer. K’d 52 and walked 18 in 51 innings while there and his slider was noted for being one of the best breaking balls in the circuit.


COLONIAL ATHLETIC

RHP George Kirby, Elon
Listed at 6’4” 201 lbs. FB sitting 94-96 and touching 97. CU his 2nd best pitch while breaking balls need work. Breakout season for the Phoenix in 2018 with 96 Ks in 90 IP. He was superb in the Cape with 24 punchouts and just 1 walk in 13 innings. 32nd rounder in 2016 out of HS.

RHP Kyle Brnovich, Elon
Listed at 6’2” 190 lbs. Another terrific pitcher for the Phoenix, was 4th in the nation in Ks in 2018 with 147  in 105 IP. Above average CU and can whip out “The Alien” which is considered one of the best sliders in the country. FB sits low 90s. Tossed 5 scoreless innings in the CCBL, allowing no hits and walking 2 while whiffing 6. Time there was short as he was also pitching for Team USA.

SS Greg Jones, UNCW
Listed at 6’2” 190 lbs. Draft-eligible soph who hit .278/.412/.370 as a freshman for the Seahawks in 2018. His summer in Chatham in the CCBL was solid if unspectacular (.259/.374/.353). 80-grade speed as demonstrated by going 36 for 43 in steals between Wilmington and the Cape (including a 20-3 mark with Chatham in just 37 games). Has added 3 inches and 20 lbs since HS so power may show shortly. May shift to CF in the pros. 17th rounder of the Orioles in 2017 out of HS. Switch-hitter.

LHP Sean Mellen, Northeastern
Listed at 6’5” 190 lbs. Low 90s FB, plus change. 81 Ks in 79 IP last year and just 49 hits allowed but walks high with 37.


Note (1): If no draft history shown, then player has never been drafted.

Note (2): Righty hitter unless otherwise noted.

Note (3): A number of these players will be gone by the time the Astros make their first pick at #32 and are included here merely for the sake of completeness.

Sources:
BA = BA 2019 Top 200 Draft Prospects
MLBP = MLB Pipeline 2019 Top 50 Draft Prospects
FG = Fangraphs 2019 Top 89 Draft Prospects
D1 = D1baseball.com’s 2019 Top 150 College Draft Prospects 1.0 (and supplemental lists)
PBR = Prep Baseball Report Top 100 HS Draft Prospects & Top 20 JUCO Draft Prospects
PG = Perfect Games 2019 High School Prospect Profiles

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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2019, 02:34:27 pm »
ACC Names to Know for 1st 5 rounds of 2019 Draft

LHP Graeme Stinson, Duke
Listed at 6’5” 250 lbs. Pretty much a consensus Top 10 pick heading into the spring.

LHP Adam Laskey, Duke
Listed at 6’3” 205 lbs. No plus pitches apparently and his first 2 seasons for the Blue Devils weren’t exactly amazing but he put things together this past summer in the CCBL and ended up being named the league’s outstanding pitcher. Giants’ 31st rounder in 2016 out of HS.

RHP Bryce Jarvis, Duke
Listed at 6’2” 185 lbs. Draft-eligible sophomore who used an outstanding CU en route to whiffing 67 in 47.2 IP in his freshman season last year while allowing just 23 hits and 22 walks. Son of ex-MLB pitcher Kevin who stuck for 12 years in the bigs.

SS Will Wilson, NC State
Listed at 6’0” 175 lbs. .307/.376/.588 as a soph in 2018 with 15 HRs (including 10 in ACC play). The Wolfpacker might have to shift to 2B in the pros say the experts.

RHP Dalton Feeney, NC State
Listed at 6’3” 224 lbs. The RS soph was up to 97 on FB as a freshman in 2017 before undergoing TJS and missing all of 2018. Will shoot up draft boards this spring if he shows he’s all the way back. Having grown up in Bismarck, ND and with only 21 innings of college work under his belt, may still be fairly raw. And with two years of college eligibility remaining after this season, signability may be an issue. Drafted out of HS in the 40th round in 2016 by the Tigers.

LHP Kent Klyman, NC State
Listed at 6’7” 235 lbs. K’d 67 in 61.2 IP last year working out of the pen. FB can get up to 93 at times, good SL and developing CU.

1B/OF Michael Busch, UNC
Listed at 6’0” 207 lbs. The lefty hitter has a terrific 2018 season for NC (.317/.465/.521 with 55 BBs vs 30 Ks) and in the Cape (.322/.450/.567). Luhnow likes his Tar Heels but might like this one more if he could play 2B or LF (which may be a possibility).

RHP Austin Bergner, UNC
Listed at 6’4” 195 lbs. He’s been inconsistent for the Heels but has been a stud the past 2 summers in the Cape with 56 Ks vs 18 BBs in 54 frames. Taken in last year’s draft as a draft eligible soph in the 32nd round and was taken in the 38th round in 2016 out of HS.

RHP Luca Dalatri, UNC
Listed at 6’6” 240 lbs. Missed nearly 2 months last spring with a stress reaction in his elbow (precursor to a stress fracture). 40th rounder in 2016 out of HS.

RHP Tyler Baum, UNC
Listed at 6’2” 175 lbs. Similar to Bergner, his performance for UNC has been up and down but his CCBL work in the summer has been outstanding with 53 whiffs vs 12 walks in 55 innings. Lotsa spin on the curveball.

C Brandon Martorano, UNC
Listed at 6’2” 160 lbs. .246/.375/.491 in 2018 for the Heels followed by a .241/.302/.431 summer in the Cape. 30th round pick out of HS in 2016. Reports from back then said he had the tools to stick behind the plate but also the athleticism to play other positions.

INF/OF Ashton McGee, UNC
Listed at 6’1” 200 lbs. Lefty hitter. Has some tools but the bat has cratered after a .327/.417/.484 freshman season. Just .257/.367/.366 in 2018 and a sickly combined .140/.246/.167 over 2 summers in the CCBL. Primarily a DH in 2017 before manning LF last year.

SS Ike Freeman, UNC
Listed at 5’10” 183 lbs. .305/.383/.377 for NC last spring followed by a .250/.329/.397 summer in the Cape.

1B Logan Wyatt, Louisville
Listed at 6’4” 230 lbs. Lefty hitter for the Cardinals. Great eye at plate with lotsa power. Huge step forward last season going .339/.490/.522 with a 21% walk rate vs a 12% K rate followed by a .305/.458/.438 line in the CCBL. Probably limited to 1B say the experts so the bat has to carry.

LHP Nick Bennett, Louisville
Listed at 6’4” 210 lbs. 133 Ks vs 40 BBs over 138 IP in his first two years with just 113 hits allowed. Mid to high 90s FB. No wood bat track record as he’s spent the last 2 summers either rehabbing or doing conditioning work. 40th round pick of the Giants out of HS.

RHP Bryan Hoeing, Louisville
Listed at 6’6” 225 lbs. Cape hitters tuned him up this past summer as he gave up 43 hits in 28 IP. Taken in the 36th round of last year’s draft as a RS sophomore and in the 32nd round in 2015 out of HS. Cousin is Angels’ pitcher Alex Meyer.

SS Tyler Fitzgerald, Louisville
Listed at 6’3” 205 lbs. Anemic but improving bat with an OPS of .575 as a freshman to .722 as a soph and .785 this past summer in the Cape. Excellent speed as represented by going 32 out of 33 in steals last year between spring and summer. Red Sox 30th rounder in 2016 out of HS.

RHP Michael McAvene, Louisville
Listed at 6’3” 207 lbs. Quality FB (up to mid-90s) and CB but has trouble locating. Because of those control problems, he’s only worked 39 innings since entering school (and that includes a summer in the CCBL) with 55 punchouts but 34 walks.

SS Logan Davidson, Clemson
Listed at 6’3” 195 lbs. Switch-hitter for the Tigers who folks say may be able to stick at SS at the next level. Wood bat struggles in the Cape (.570 OPS) are starkly different than his plate work with the Tigers (.907 OPS). 30th round pick of the Phillies in 2016 out of HS. Son of the former Astro outfielder Mark.

C Kyle Wilkie, Clemson
Listed at 5’11” 205 lbs. D1 had him ranked as the 7th-best catcher in the CCBL this summer and it’s doubtful his offense was a huge contributor to that ranking (he hit .226/.314/.226 for Hyannis). He did have a very nice season at the plate for the Tigers in 2018 hitting .324/.422/.440 and finishing the year on a 39-game on-base streak and a 29-game hitting streak (4th longest in Clemson history).

3B Drew Mendoza, FSU
Listed at 6’5” 225 lbs. Lefty hitter who’s success for the Noles (.296/.424/.508) hasn’t translated to the CCBL (.199/.291/.278). One of the older juniors in the college draft class. 36th round pick of the Tigers out of HS. Statistics major.

LHP Drew Parrish, FSU
Listed at 5’11” 200 lbs. Friday night starter for the Noles. Up to low 90s FB, CB with lotsa spin and a nice CU. 128 Ks/37 BBs in 107 innings with just 71 hits allowed as a soph in 2018. Pitched for Team USA this past summer.

RHP Evan McKendry, Miami
Listed at 6’3” 200 lbs. 114 Ks vs 33 BBs in 87 innings for the Canes in 2018. Didn’t pitch during the summer (or in fall workouts) after undergoing hip surgery. Projected Friday starter.

RHP Greg Veliz, Miami
Listed at 6’2” 200 lbs. The projected Sunday starter for the Canes this spring had a superb freshman season in 2017 (just 36 hits allowed in 61 IP with 66 Ks) but was limited to only 17 innings last year due to injury. He did however throw another 21 innings in the Cape over the summer and was outstanding with 32 Ks vs 8 BBs. In their summer wood bat league rankings, BA had him ranked as the 41st-best overall prospect in the CCBL while D1 had him as the 16th-best pitcher. FB up to 96 and a possible plus SL with an above avg CU say the scouting reports.

SS Tanner Morris, Virginia
Listed at 6’2” 190 lbs. Lefty hitter. Draft-eligible soph who had a slick season for the Cavaliers in 2018 as a freshman (.298/.397/.374, 31 BBs vs 29 Ks) and even slicker summer in the Cape (.331/.404/.449). BA had him as the 30th-best prospect in the CCBL while D1 had him as the 12th-best SS. Some disagreement as to whether he sticks at SS in the pros. Experts believe the power will come.

OF Cam Simmons, Virginia
Listed at 6’3” 195 lbs. The RS junior put up huge numbers as a soph in 2017 for the Cavs (.352/.432/.563) although his subsequent summer in the Cape was disappointing (.200/.310/.290). A left shoulder injury caused him to miss all of 2018. Despite that, the Rangers still drafted him in the 15th round.

RHP Noah Murdock, Virginia
Listed at a skinny 6’8” 175 lbs. Shut down on May 17 of his freshman year and subsequently had TJS. Returned in time last year to throw 13 innings. Ready for a full season and currently throwing low 90s. Drafted in the 38th round in 2016 out of HS.

OF Chase Murray, Georgia Tech
Listed at 6’0” 189 lbs. Lefty hitter. After a broken hand limited his effectiveness as a freshman, broke out last year to the tune of .343/.410/.510 followed by a .317/.363/.446 summer in the Cape. Game action has seen him in LF and DH but has seen time in practice at CF and 2B.

HP Connor Thomas, Georgia Tech
Listed at 5’11” 175 lbs. The repertoire ain’t overwhelming but the results were impressive: 106 whiffs and just 10 walks in 97 frames for the Yellow Jackets last year.

RHP Xzavion Curry, Georgia Tech
Listed at 5’10” 183 lbs. A 2-way player prior to college and one of many future college/professional stars produced by the East Cobb program in suburban Atlanta. FB touching mid-90s, effective CU and inconsistent but promising CB produced 101 Ks vs 23 BBs in 93 IP last year for GT. One of the younger players in the college draft class.

RHP Tristin English, Georgia Tech
Listed at 6’3” 214 lbs. Final member of the Yellow Jackets weekend pitching troika. With professional teams more open to the idea of 2-way players, he might be best of that kind in D1 baseball. Hit .279/.324/.442 for GT in 2018 and was named first team All-ACC as a utility player. That was followed by a .300/.366/.510 season in the Cape. On the mound, in his first season back after missing 2017 with TJS he punched out 51 and walked 13 in 57 IP and then threw 12 effective innings in the summer. 39th rounder in 2015 out of HS but not drafted last June as a RS sophomore.

C Kyle McCann, Georgia Tech
Listed at 6’2” 217 lbs. Moves behind plate to replace second overall pick Joey Bart after playing most of his first two seasons at 1B. Strong arm but obviously needs to develop other aspects of his game back there. The lefty hitter went .300/.423/.600 last year for the Yellow Jackets but wasn’t near as good in CCBL play (.219/.309/.344). Another East Cobb product.

RHP Colin Peluse, Wake Forest
Listed at 6’3” 230 lbs. Sinking FB that can reach 94 and an effective SL. CU is still being worked on but reports from the fall said it was improving. K’d 63 in 84 IP for the Demon Deacons in 2018 while posting a 1.20 WHIP. He made a couple of appearances on Cape Cod over the summer, punching out 10 in 7 innings and allowing 4 walks and 3 hits.

RHP Morgan McSweeney, Wake Forest
Listed at 6’4” 210 lbs. McSweeney is considered to have better stuff than Peluse with a FB that was 91-95 in the fall along with a wipeout slider and quality changeup. He has walked 57 in 109 IP over his first 2 seasons as a Deacon.

OF DJ Poteet, Wake Forest
Listed at 6’4” 210 lbs. A shortstop in HS who has transitioned to the outfield grass and was the starting CF for the Demon Deacons as a freshman in 2018. The switch-hitter and draft-eligible soph definitely has the defensive chops and based on fall reports looks ready to dramatically improve on his .255/.385/.462 numbers from last season.


Note (1): If no draft history shown, then player has never been drafted.

Note (2): Righty hitter unless otherwise noted.

Note (3): A number of these players will be gone by the time the Astros make their first pick at #32 and are included here merely for the sake of completeness.

Sources:
BA = BA 2019 Top 200 Draft Prospects
MLBP = MLB Pipeline 2019 Top 50 Draft Prospects
FG = Fangraphs 2019 Top 89 Draft Prospects
D1 = D1baseball.com’s 2019 Top 150 College Draft Prospects 1.0 (and supplemental lists)
PBR = Prep Baseball Report Top 100 HS Draft Prospects & Top 20 JUCO Draft Prospects
PG = Perfect Games 2019 High School Prospect Profiles


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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2019, 08:55:25 pm »
If you want to see a bunch of the college guys from Texas play in one weekend go to the college classic at MMP this year.

Or you can watch all 9 games on ATT SportsNet (Mar. 1-3).

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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2019, 01:20:01 am »
CUSA and Other Mid-Major Midwest Names to Know for 1st 5 rounds of 2019 Draft

CUSA

OF/RHP Matt Wallner, Southern Miss
Listed at 6’5” 220 lbs. Projected 1st round pick heading into the spring who’s hit .343/.468/.637 over his first 2 seasons. Lefty hitter with arm for RF who currently patrols CF for the Golden Eagles. He’s also a force on the mound with a FB approaching 96. 32nd rounder of the Twins out of HS.

RHP Matt Canterino, Rice
Listed at 6’3” 220 lbs. The Southlake Carroll grad had a fantastic 2018 with 116 Ks vs 22 BBs in 94 IP (allowing just 65 hits) for the Owls before spending the summer with Falmouth in the Cape where he had 29 Ks/10 BBs in 24 innings and BA ranked him as the 20th-best prospect in the league. FB touching mid-90s and a plus CB reports indicate.

RHP Addison Ross, Rice
Listed at 6’1” 170 lbs. Conroe Oak Ridge HS kid who was reportedly 94-96 in the fall. Decent but not overwhelming results for the Owls in 2018 (53 Ks/16 BBs in 63 IP) and then on to the Cape where he was pummelled in a couple of starts.

3B Austin Shenton, Florida International
Listed at 6’0” 190 lbs. Drafted in the 34th round out of HS, he went the JUCO route in 2017 to try and improve his draft stock. When he failed to get picked after that initial season, decided to attend FIU for 2018. Hit .344/.417/.524 for the Panthers and then proceeded to tear up the CCBL in the summer with a .349/.450/.490 line and being named postseason MVP when he .522/.607/1.043 in 6 playoff games. BA ranked him 35th best prospect in the league while D1 tabbed him as the 4th best corner infield prospect. Reports don’t sound promising as to sticking at 3B long term.

RHP Mike Ruff, Florida Atlantic
Listed at 6’3” 215 lbs. A swing man for the Owls his first 2 years he moves into the weekend starting rotation this spring. Struck out 18 in 17.1 frames in the Cape this past summer. FB up to 95 with a full complement of other pitches (CB, SL, CU). Needs better command. Accounting major.

C Pedro Pages, Florida Atlantic
Listed at 6’1” 234 lbs. Hit .309/.368/.436 for the Owls in 2018 and .258/.319/.379 in the CCBL. Did miss about 18 games last year for FAU due to a wrist injury. Regarded as a strong defender. Born in Venezuela.


MAC

RHP Zach Kohn, Central Michigan
Listed at 6’4” 190 lbs. Can get up to 96 on the heater but normally sits in the 91-93 range. Has a CB that can be plus at times the reports say. Game results, though, have been a might unsatisfactory. He posted a 2.37 WHIP for the Chippewas in 2018 which included 27 walks in 23.2 IP. His talent still got him an invite to the Cape and the results over the summer were better with a 1.40 WHIP and “just” 19 walks in 32 innings. He did K 36. His control is said to have gotten better in fall workouts.

RHP John Matthews, Kent State
Listed at 6’0” 175 lbs. Position player to mound conversion as he was the Golden Flashes’ starting shortstop in 2017 as a freshman before transitioning to pitching in relief as a soph last year. Actually not so much a conversion as a re-conversion as he did pitch extensively in HS. 92-95 FB with a good CB. K’d 37 in 28 innings for KSU and allowed just 18 hits. Walks a bit high at 13. Really hit his stride this past summer in the Northwoods League with 53 Ks/12 BBs in 45 IP and dinged for just 28 hits.

RHP John Baker, Ball State
Listed at 6’3” 207 lbs. Doesn’t have the blazing FB (87-91) but still racks up the punchouts with a combo of good command and decent secondary pitches (CB, CU and cutter). 118 Ks vs 33 BBs in 95 IP for the Cardinals in 2018. His summer in the Cape with Cotuit yielded 31 strikeouts and just 2 walks in 37 innings.

RHP Drey Jameson, Ball State
Listed at 6’0” 165 lbs. The draft-eligible soph had a tremendous freshman debut for the Cardinals with 97 punchouts in 72 IP and ranking 19th in the country in K/9. FB up to 96 (94 said another report) with an above average CU and good-looking CB. Locating the plate is an issue with 44 walks.


MVC

OF John Rave, Illinois State
Listed at 6’0” 185 lbs. Lefty hitter who brings some pop, a bit o’ speed and a likelihood of staying in CF.  Went .347/.402/.571 for the Redbirds in 2018 and the followed that up with a nice .304/.392/.464 summer performance in the CCBL. Drafted in the 35th round by the Red Sox out of HS in 2016.

RHP Adam Lukas, Evansville
Listed at 6’4” 210 lbs. Touches mid 90s with a FB that often misses the mark. Walked 50 in 89 innings in 2018 combined between the Purple Aces and a summer spent in the Northwoods League. But he also struck out 104 and allowed just 65 hits. And his BB/9 did actually go down significantly from spring to summer [6.5 to 3.8] while his K rate went up (9.3 to 11.4).

C Drew Millas, Missouri State
Listed at 6’2” 205 lbs. Gets good marks for his work behind the plate. .321/.416/.500 for the Bears in 2018 and then moved on to the Cape where he hit an unremarkable .261/.327/.293. Switch-hitter.

RHP Ray Gaither, DBU
Listed at 6’3” 220 lbs. Was the Friday night starter for the Patriots as a freshman in 2017. Went down with injury after 2 appearances in 2018 and subsequently underwent TJS. If completely healthy, he’s going to be used out of the pen initially this spring.


HORIZON LEAGUE

OF Peyton Burdick, Wright State
Listed at 6’0” 210 lbs. He bashed at a .347/.437/.459 clip for the Raiders in 2018 followed by a credible .252/.351/.435 performance for Cotuit in the CCBL which created some prospect buzz. A RS junior (so a bit older for the college jr draft class) after having TJS and missing all of 2017. He’s rated as having above average arm strength so no lingering problems there and bodes well for possibly a RF slot as a pro.


Note (1): If no draft history shown, then player has never been drafted.

Note (2): Righty hitter unless otherwise noted.

Note (3): A number of these players will be gone by the time the Astros make their first pick at #32 and are included here merely for the sake of completeness.

Sources:
BA = BA 2019 Top 200 Draft Prospects
MLBP = MLB Pipeline 2019 Top 50 Draft Prospects
FG = Fangraphs 2019 Top 89 Draft Prospects
D1 = D1baseball.com’s 2019 Top 150 College Draft Prospects 1.0 (and supplemental lists)
PBR = Prep Baseball Report Top 100 HS Draft Prospects & Top 20 JUCO Draft Prospects
PG = Perfect Games 2019 High School Prospect Profiles

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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2019, 06:26:53 am »
B1G and AAC Names to Know for 1st 5 rounds of 2019 Draft

B1G

OF Matt Gorski, Indiana
Listed at 6’4” 195 lbs. Hit .356/.404/.554 for IU in 2018 and D1 rated him 10th-best corner outfielder in the Cape where he hit .286/.398/.329 and despite the 33% K rate there. Started at 1B as a freshman before moving to LF last year for the Hoosiers. Due to his strong arm, he’s slated for RF this year. Good speed--he’s 39-0 in steals over his two seasons.

2B Michael Massey, Illinois
Listed at 6’0” 190 lbs. Lefty hitter and high contact guy who limits the strikeouts. .326/.369/.514 for the Fighting Illini in 2018 followed by a .280/.337/.366 summer with Brewster in the CCBL.

LHP Tommy Henry, Michigan
Listed at 6’3” 205 lbs. 4 pitch repertoire kicked off by a 90-93 FB with a decent SL and CU and a CB needing more work say those who’ve seen him in action. 1.19 WHIP for UM in 2018 with 77 Ks in 81 IP. D1 rated him the 8th-best lefty in the CCBL after putting up a 1.36 WHIP for Yarmouth-Dennis this past summer.

RHP Jake Weisenburger, Michigan
Listed at 6’3” 220 lbs. FB up to 94 and developing SL and CU but has trouble locating them as evidenced by the 28 walks in 44 innings last year between the Wolverines and Sanford in the NECBL. But he did whiff 56. Again expected to work out of the bullpen for UM this spring.

OF Dominic Canzone, OSU
Listed at 6’1” 190 lbs. The lefty hitter went .323/.395/.447 for the Buckeyes in 2018 with 31 walks vs 29 whiffs. .276/.320/.345 with Brewster this past summer.  LF profile says at least one report so he’s gotta bring more power this spring..


AAC

LHP Mason Feole, UConn
Listed at 6’1” 194 lbs. Low 90s FB (can touch 94-95) coupled with an above average CB resulted in 120 Ks in 100 innings for the Huskies in 2018. Control problematic though with 49 walks. Also needs 3rd pitch. Pitched for Team USA this past summer (11 scoreless IP) and also tossed 2 starts for Wareham in the Cape, K’ing 10 and walking just 1 in 7 IP.

RHP Jacob Wallace, UConn
Listed at 6’1” 190 lbs. Has been used out of the Huskies’ bullpen his 1st two years and is scheduled to be their closer this spring. FB touching 96 and a plus SL has allowed him to rack up some incredible strikeout numbers--63 K in 43 innings last spring and 25 in 13.2 IP in the summer in the CCBL (didn’t allow a run and walked 5). Big spin on both pitches--up to 2600 on the former and 2700 on the latter. D1 ranked him as the 15th-best righty in the Cape.

OF Bryant Packard, East Carolina
Listed at 6’3” 200 lbs. The lefty hitter put up some big boy numbers for the Pirates last year at .406/.462/.671. Continued to hit in the Cape with a .305/.421/.576 line before departing for Team USA where he posted a .333 BA. Baseball America tabbed him as 17th-best prospect in the CCBL and D1 ranked him the 7th-best corner OF. A back issue has reportedly bothered him at times at ECU. Likely limited to LF.

1B Spencer Brickhouse, East Carolina
Listed at 6’4” 235 lbs. Another lefty hitter for the Pirates, something of an off year in 2018 (.298/.382/.502) compared to his freshman campaign (.310/.385/.513). 12% K rate for the Pirates last spring (vs a 11.8% BB rate) but did spike to a 25% K rate for Bourne in the Cape where he went just .247/.333/.373. BA still rated him the 38th-best prospect there and D1 12th among corner infielders. Limited to 1B so bat must carry. Engineering major.

LHP Jake Agnos, East Carolina
Listed at 5’11” 207 lbs. A swing man for ECU, he whiffed 86 in just 63.2 IP last year though he also walked 38. Made one start for Harwich in the CCBL when he K’d 10 and walked 2 in 6 scoreless innings before going off to pitch for Team USA and was superb there with 14 whiffs in 9.1 IP while allowing just 1 run on 1 walk and 5 hits. Reports say a FB up to 94, wipeout CB and average CU.

RHP Trey Benton, East Carolina
Listed at 6’4” 209 lbs. 68 Ks/13 BBs in 69 IP for ECU in 2018 but that control deserted him during the summer with Bourne as he yielded 10 walks in 22.1 IP while whiffing 19. FB can reach 94 at times and supposedly has 3 average secondary pitches.

3B Jared Triolo, U of H
Listed at 6’4” 215 lbs. The former Lake Travis HSer had a very nice soph season in 2018 as he went .344/.434/.457 for the Coogs. Also did a competent job in the Cape (.276/.364/.423) and D1 rated him 11th-best corner infielder there. Needs more of his raw power to show up in games. Reports on his defense at third seem positive so far.

3B Kody Hoese, Tulane
Listed at 6’4” 200 lbs. .291/.368/.435 for the Green Wave in 2018 and subsequently showed increased pop in the NECBL as he hit .283/.370/.493 over the summer with Newport. That increased power carried over to fall ball per at least one report. Considered a strong defender at 3B. 35th-rounder of the Royals in 2018 as a draft-eligible soph.

1B Joe Genord, South Florida
Listed at 6’2” 193 lbs. Breakout season (.306/.394/.633) for the Bulls last year after a mediocre first two years. A senior so probably more likely to be taken in rounds 6-10. Taken in the 19th round of the 2015 draft out of HS by the Dodgers but not taken in last year’s draft.


Note (1): If no draft history shown, then player has never been drafted.

Note (2): Righty hitter unless otherwise noted.

Note (3): A number of these players will be gone by the time the Astros make their first pick at #32 and are included here merely for the sake of completeness.

Sources:
BA = BA 2019 Top 200 Draft Prospects
MLBP = MLB Pipeline 2019 Top 50 Draft Prospects
FG = Fangraphs 2019 Top 89 Draft Prospects
D1 = D1baseball.com’s 2019 Top 150 College Draft Prospects 1.0 (and supplemental lists)
PBR = Prep Baseball Report Top 100 HS Draft Prospects & Top 20 JUCO Draft Prospects
PG = Perfect Games 2019 High School Prospect Profiles

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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2019, 07:33:27 am »
PAC 12 Names to Know for 1st 5 rounds of 2019 Draft

C Adley Rutschman, OSU
Listed at 6’2” 216 lbs. The consensus #1 overall pick heading into the spring.

RHP Grant Gambrell, OSU
Listed at 6’4” 225 lbs. Inconsistent work as a starting pitcher for the Beavers last season. Struck out 57 in 57 IP but also yielded a 1.43 WHIP. Up to 96 on the FB and also has a good slider and a decent change.

LHP Brandon Eisert, OSU
Listed at 6’0” 209 lbs. Used as a reliever his first 2 seasons with the Beavers and likely returns there this spring. Up to 93-94 this fall and apparently has solid secondary pitches. 102 Ks in 103.2 innings of work in his OSU career with 76 hits and 31 walks allowed.

SS Beau Philip, OSU
Listed at 6’0” 188 lbs. The juco transfer has 55 speed and looks to be able to handle the SS position at the next level. One of the better prospects in the West Coast League this past summer--he hit .293/.364/.415.

RHP Ryne Nelson, Oregon
Listed at 6’4” 184 lbs. Two-way player for the Ducks as an infielder/reliever in 2017 & 2018 but will focus exclusively on mound work this spring as the hard-thrower will get a chance to move into the starting rotation. Whiffed 54 in 36.2 innings for the Ducks over the last 2 seasons. Opened eyes on the Cape this summer with 26 Ks in 17 IP while allowing just 17 baserunners (8 hits, 9 walks). BA named him 5th-best overall prospect in the league. Besides a FB reaching 99, also has a SL and CU but needs to work on both.

RHP Kenyon Yovan, Oregon
Listed at 6’3” 215 lbs. Dominant as the Ducks’ closer in 2017 (1.97 ERA, 16 saves, 36 Ks/6 BBs in 32 IP), the former 32nd round pick of the Mariners was nearly as successful last year after moving into the starting rotation. Had 98 Ks vs 37 BBs in 85 IP last spring. Split time in the summer between the CCBL (BA ranked him the 28th-best prospect there) and Team USA. Also expected to do some DH’ing this year for OU as he’s done the past 2 seasons. But the mound is his future--in addition to a FB reaching 94, his 3 secondaries (CB, SL, CU) are all at least average at this point with perhaps his slider a tick above the rest according to reports.

OF Jonny Deluca, Oregon
Listed at 5’11’’ 196 lbs. Played CF for OU in 2018 and expected to return there this spring but whether that’s his long-term position is a bit unclear. Has also worked out at 2B and that could be his position in the pros (at least according to his HC George Horton). The stick was not friendly for him as a freshman last year as he batted just .212/.270/.325 in the spring. But summer in the Cape was another story, going .296/.369/.368 and impressing scouts there. D1 even ranked him as the 3rd-best CF in the CCBL. Draft-eligible soph and a switch-hitter, he was a 39th rounder of the Twins in 2017 out of HS.

3B Spencer Steer, Oregon
Listed at 5’11” 190 lbs. Like Deluca, didn’t necessarily impress all that much at the plate last spring for the Ducks (.275/.381/.407) but got the stick going for Orleans in the summer and hit .304/.351/.481. BA’s Cape Cod rankings said he was the 49th-best prospect there. Reports on his defense at 3B seem pretty upbeat and he also showed he could play 2B well when positioned there in the CCBL. 29th rounder in 2016 out of HS.

1B Andrew Vaughn, Cal
Listed at 5’11” 214 lbs. Viewed as a Top 10 pick going into the spring.

RHP Jared Horn, Cal
Listed at 6’4” 225 lbs. Big-time arm but the control has been severely lacking as evidenced by the 90 walks in 149 innings over his first two years. Even after walking another 19 in 28 IP in the Cape this past summer, D1 still saw enough potential from his heater and CB to rate him as 9th best RHP in the league. 20th round pick of the Brewers out of HS in 2016.

SS Cameron Eden, Cal
Listed a 6’2” 180 lbs. Glove is currently showing more consistency than the bat. After an awfully nice freshman season for the Golden Bears (.315/.361/.472), everything came crashing down for him in 2018 with a .247/.306/.292 spring followed by a .254/.302/.325 summer for Brewster in the CCBL. Obviously needs a bounceback season offensively to sniff 1st five round consideration.

OF Kyle Stowers, Stanford
Listed at 6’3” 200 lbs. Lefty swinger for the Cardinal has arm for right. After struggling in limited action as a freshman in 2017, broke out with a decent season in the spring (.286/.383/.5112) but then really came on strong with a .326/.361/.565 summer in the Cape. BA tabbed him as the 14th best prospect there while D1 rated him the 3rd best corner OF.

LHP Erik Miller, Stanford
Listed at 6’5” 240 lbs. Big guy, big stuff, big control problems. 93-97 on the FB with a good CU and promising SL. But a combined 38 walks in 72 innings between Palo Alto and the Cape in 2018 though he also had 84 whiffs.

1B Andrew Daschbach, Stanford
Listed at 6’3” 225 lbs. .286/.358/.568 for the Cardinal in 2018 with 17 HRs and an ugly 25% K rate. .306/.424/.515 for Yarmouth-Dennis in the summer and reduced the K rate to 19%. 1B ultimately is probably his spot but might be a fit in LF. 40th round pick of the Rays in 2016 out of HS.

RHP Jack Little, Stanford
Listed at 6’4” 190 lbs. Perhaps the premier closer in all of college baseball. 56 Ks/8 BBs in 44 IP for the Cardinal in 2018 with 15 saves and an 0.60 ERA. 18 whiffs vs just 1 walk this past summer with Falmouth in 8.1 innings though he was touched up for 5 runs on 10 hits. Up to 94 on the FB and a very good SL.

C Maverick Handley, Stanford
Listed at 5’11” 205 lbs. Grades high on his defense and makeup but offense is a work in progress. A .231/.362/.350 spring in 2018 (shortened by a skateboard accident) was followed by a .252/.361/.369 summer with Falmouth in the Cape. Reports from the fall indicate he’s made improvements offensively. Bioengineering major and says he wants to be an orthopedic surgeon.

1B/OF Michael Toglia, UCLA
Listed at 6’5” 200 lbs. The Bruins’ slugger pumped out a .336/.449/.588 line last spring. Followed that up with a .209/.323/.388 performance in the Cape. While disappointing, BA still rated him 15th best prospect in the CCBL and D1 said he was the 3rd best corner infielder. The switch-hitter will be one of the youngest college juniors at the time of the draft. Above average defender at 1B but may be able to play corner OF. 35th round pick of the Rockies out of HS.

OF Chase Strumpf, UCLA
Listed at 6’1” 190 lbs. Big, big numbers as a soph last season--.363/.475/.633 as he led the Bruins in all 3 categories. Didn’t play this past summer due to injury (completely healthy now said reports from the fall) but did hit .335/.425/.549 in 2017 in the Northwoods League.

RHP Ryan Garcia, UCLA
Listed at 6’0” 180 lbs. Up to 94 on the FB among his 4 pitch arsenal which also includes an above average SL and decent CU. D1 rated him the 12th-best RHP in the CCBL this past summer after he posted 33 walks vs just 8 walks in 28 IP for Wareham. That followed a very nice soph season with the Bruins with an 0.98 WHIP and 76 whiffs in 76.2 frames.

3B Ryan Kreidler, UCLA
Listed at 6’4” 208 lbs. Strong defender who’s played both 3B and SS and likely plays the latter at the next level. Played short for Wareham last summer and D1 rated him the 13th-best middle infielder there. Bat is problematic as he’s gone .232/.337/.342 over his first 2 seasons for the Bruins and .229/.300/.339 in the Cape.

OF Jeremy Ydens, UCLA
Listed at 6’2” 200 lbs. Breakout season for the Bruins last year at .350/.421/.558 followed by a .304/.347/.432 summer with Wareham. D1 slotted him at 10th best CF prospect there. 40th rounder of the Cardinals in 2016 out of HS and 33rd round pick of the D-Backs last year as a draft-eligible soph.

C/OF Blake Sabol, USC
Listed at 6’4” 215 lbs. Will move to the outfield full-time this spring for the Trojans after spending time behind the plate and in the OF the previous 2 seasons. Unclear where he lands ultimately as a pro but I’d suspect corner OF or 1B if catcher doesn’t work out. So-so numbers in for the Trojans in 2018 at .276/.338/.390. Blasted off in the Cape however with .340/.445/.573 numbers which resulted in BA naming him 22nd best prospect there while D1 said he was the 8th best corner guy. Reports say the offensive improvement there carried over to the fall. The lefty hitter was drafted in the 33rd round of the 2016 draft out of HS. Football great Troy Palomalu is his 2nd cousin.

RHP Kyle Hurt, USC
Listed at 6’3” 215 lbs. Friday night starter who brings the FB at 95 with reportedly legit secondaries. Prior to the Trojans, pitched all 4 years under HC and ex-MLB hurler Kirk McCaskill at Rancho Santa Fe’s Torrey Pines HS. An horrendous 58 walks in 81 innings as a freshman last year for SC. Numbers in the Cape were more respectable with 22 Ks/9 BBs in 23 IP. Draft-eligible soph who was taken in the 34th round by the Phillies out of HS in 2017.

INF Cameron Cannon, Arizona
Listed at 5’10” 196 lbs. Bopped at a .321/.427/.549 pace last spring with 37 BBs vs just 22 Ks. A not quite so shiny .263/.298/.338 line in the CCBL but still was rated the 27th best overall prospect there by BA (and 9th best middle infield prospect by D1). He’s played mostly 2B for the Cats but played 3B for Falmouth during the summer and got good reviews there. He’s scheduled to start the season this spring at SS. We’ll see how long that lasts. But the positional versatility he’s shown thus far certainly won’t hurt his draft stock. The Glendale, AZ native was a 21st rounder of the D-Backs out of HS in 2016.

3B Nick Quintana, Arizona
Listed at 5’10” 187 lbs. The good news offensively was his .313/.413/.592 performance for the Wildcats in 2018. The bad news? A collective .230/.312/.423 over the last 2 years in the Cape with an appalling 38% K rate. Thumbs up on the defense say the reports. 11th rounder of the Red Sox in 2016 out of HS.

C Matt Dyer, Arizona
Listed at 6’4” 175 lbs. Glendale, AZ native and teammate of Cameron Cannon at Mountain Ridge HS who played at Oregon his freshman year in 2017 before transferring to Arizona and sitting out 2018. Did play during the summer for Yarmouth-Dennis and hit .250/.318/.317. Doesn’t exactly inspire confidence but he did hit a very decent .268/.355/.362 two years ago for the Ducks in his first taste of college ball. Aside from noting a decent arm, defensive reports are sketchy. Needs to get stronger overall.

OF Hunter Bishop, ASU
Listed at 6’4” 215 lbs. Call him a 4-tool player at this point. All the other elements are there (including the ability to play CF) but he’s yet to show he can consistently hit. A .250 BA for the Sun Devils last year and a .223 BA over 2 years in the CCBL attest to that. But the tools are sexy enough that BA still rated him the 46th-best overall prospect in the Cape this summer. His coach says he put things together at the plate this fall so we’ll see. Lefty hitter and 24th round pick of the Padres in 2016 out of HS. Brother Braden was a 3rd round pick of the Mariners in 2015.

RHP Alec Marsh, ASU
Listed at 6’2” 220 lbs. 94-95 on his FB in the Cape this summer where he racked up 20 whiffs in just 11.1 innings. But he does have problems finding the plate as indicated by a BB/9 of over 4. A Milwaukee kid.

C Nick Kahle, Wash
Listed a 5’10” 210 lbs. Gets good marks on the defensive side. Bat is not overwhelming--his numbers last spring were decent enough (.293/.392/.457) but he’s struggled to hit the last 3 summers in wood bat leagues.

RHP Josh Burgmann, Wash
Listed at 6’0” 2015 lbs. TJS wrecked his freshman year in 2017 causing him to miss the final 2 months of the season. Didn’t return until late March 2018. So the RS soph really only has about 4 months of college experience under his belt. FB up to 95 combined with what they say is an above average CU and good slider. 30th round pick of the Cardinals in 2016 out of Vauxhall Baseball Academy in Alberta, Canada.


Note (1): If no draft history shown, then player has never been drafted.

Note (2): Righty hitter unless otherwise noted.

Note (3): A number of these players will be gone by the time the Astros make their first pick at #32 and are included here merely for the sake of completeness.

Sources:
BA = BA 2019 Top 200 Draft Prospects
MLBP = MLB Pipeline 2019 Top 50 Draft Prospects
FG = Fangraphs 2019 Top 89 Draft Prospects
D1 = D1baseball.com’s 2019 Top 150 College Draft Prospects 1.0 (and supplemental lists)
PBR = Prep Baseball Report Top 100 HS Draft Prospects & Top 20 JUCO Draft Prospects
PG = Perfect Games 2019 High School Prospect Profiles

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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2019, 01:46:50 pm »
SEC Names to Know for 1st 5 rounds of 2019 Draft

LHP Zack Thompson, Kentucky
Listed at 6’3” 225 lbs. Generally considered at Top 15 pick heading into the spring.

RHP Tyler Dyson, Florida
Listed at 6’3” 225 lbs. Didn’t really start pitching until his senior year in HS. Has a FB touching upper 90s and a high-spin SL but command/control and continuing to develop his CU needed. A shoulder impingement shut him down early last spring but he was back pitching in the summer both for Team USA and Falmouth so it couldn’t have been considered too serious. 51 Ks/28 BBs in 50 innings in 2018 for the Gators and 23 Ks vs 9 BBs in 19 IP in the Cape. D1 rated him the 5th-best righty in the CCBL and BA the 7th-best overall.

SS Brady McConnell, Florida
Listed at 6’3” 195 lbs. The draft-eligible soph played in only 9 games last year as a freshman due to a wrist injury. They say he has a good shot at sticking at short in the pros. 33rd round pick of the Reds in 2017 out of HS.

OF Wil Dalton, Florida
Listed at 6’0” 190 lbs. 19 HRs last spring for the Gators ranked 11th nationally while hitting .262/.338/.542. That was his 1st season with the Gators after spending his freshman year in JUCO. Apparently has the arm for RF. 29th rounder of the O’s in 2016 out of HS.

OF Austin Langworthy, Florida
Listed at 5’10” 195 lbs. .290/.404/.403 for the Gators last spring but poor numbers over 2 years in the CCBL (.222/.335/.352). Scouting folks seem to like him as noted by BA’s rating of 34th-best prospect in the Cape this past summer. He did hit 7 longballs in 26 games for Falmouth and there is some expectation that the power surge will continue this spring. The lefty hitter was the 31st round pick of the Reds out of HS.

SS Will Holland, Auburn
Listed at 5’10” 185 lbs. Expected to go in the Top 20 picks as we head into the spring.

RHP Davis Daniel, Auburn
Listed at 6’1” 190 lbs. A 1.59 WHIP last year for the Tigers though he did whiff 70 in 66 ⅔ innings. Began the spring as the Saturday starter but was demoted to the pen and impressed there. Followed that with more solid work for Chatham with 15 Ks/4 BBs in 15.2 innings. Tabbed as the Friday starter this spring (at least to begin this season). FB up to 96-97 and his SL can be plus at times say observers. 11th round pick of the Brewers in 2018 as a draft-eligible soph.

INF Braden Shewmake, A&M
Listed at 6'4" 190 lbs. Preseason projections say he’s gone in the Top 25 picks. The lefty swinger might not stick at shortstop long-term.

LHP John Doxakis, A&M
Listed at 6’4” 215 lbs. Impressive soph season for the Aggie in 2018, quickly going from reliever to mid-week starter to weekend rotation and ending up with 92 Ks vs 29 walks and just 72 hits allowed in 93 IP. He then spent the summer making 3 starts for Team USA and a couple of outings in the Texas Collegiate League. The Lamar HS grad opened this spring with a 1-hit blanking of outmanned Fordham with 12 Ks and 0 walks. A deceptive southpaw whose stuff seems to be getting better with a FB that sits in the 90-92 range along with a said-to-be improved SL and CU. A guy to watch this spring.

RHP Mason Cole, A&M
Listed at 6’6” 200 lbs. The former Round Rock HSer and RS soph has pitched just 9.2 innings for the Aggies after making just 2 appearances back in 2017 before having to undergo TJS. He returned to pitch in 7 games out of the bullpen last season. Followed that up with a summer in the Northwoods League where he walked 26 in 35.2 IP. Reports from the fall were encouraging with a FB up to 96. He’ll again be in pen this spring with a possibility of being the Aggie closer at some point.

OF JJ Bleday, Vandy
Listed at 6’3” 205 lbs. Missed 22 games in 2018 with an oblique injury but still managed to have a superb .368/.494/.511 season and ended the year with a 28 game on-base streak and 10-game hitting streak. Hit .391 in the 12 SEC games he was able to play in. Went on to hit .311/.374/.500 for Orleans in the CCBL and BA rated him 10th-best prospect in the league (D1 had him as the 2nd-best corner OF). Has 65 BBs vs 49 Ks over his first 2 seasons with the Dores. Lefty swinger who they say has the arm for RF.

OF Pat DeMarco, Vandy
Listed at 5’11” 205 lbs. The kid from Staten Island is a draft-eligible soph who (along with his dad who is a commodities trader) moved to Georgia his final 2 years of HS solely to play baseball. .277/.353/.479 with 11 homers and 10 steals as a freshman for the Dores in 2018 followed by a .265/.306/.355 summer with Orleans. Might be versatile enough defensively to play all 3 positions in the grass. 24th rounder of the Yankees out of HS in 2017.

LHP Jackson Gillis, Vandy
Listed at 6’3” 225 lbs. The reliever has a mid-90s FB, plus slider and apparently even a reliable CU. 44 whiffs vs 17 walks in 33.2 frames last year for the Commodores. A bit of a rough go in brief action with Harwich in the Cape with 13 baserunners allowed in 7.2 IP with 6 Ks.

RHP Drake Fellows, Vandy
Listed at 6’5” 2015 lbs. 107 Ks/35 BBs in 96 IP last spring with just 75 hits allowed. Again will be the Dores’ Friday night starter this season.Low 90’s FB that occasionally touches 94 with a SL and CU that reportedly need some additional work.

C Philip Clarke, Vandy
Listed at 5’11” 190 lbs. Draft-eligible soph hit a very fine .294/.382/.450 as a frosh last spring including .302 in SEC play but a subpar summer in Orleans at .232/.291/.284. Lefty hitter. Thumbs up seems to be the conclusion thus far on the defense.

LHP Zach King, Vandy
Listed at 6’6” 210 lbs. Being used out of the pen for the Dores but with a FB touching 93 and average to plus CB and CU he could start for many teams across the country. 51 Ks/21 BBs in 52 IP last spring. Saw brief action in the CCBL and punched out 9 in 7.2 innings.

OF Cameron Misner, Mizzou
Listed at 6’4” 225 lbs. Most preseason predictions have him going in the 15-25 range in the 1st round.

LHP TJ Sikkema, Mizzou
Listed at 6’0” 220 lbs. The Friday starter for the Tigers had something of a down season in 2018 as he pitched to a 1.36 WHIP in 70 innings with 75 Ks. Not horrible but certainly nothing like his freshman campaign when he posted an 0.88 WHIP (9th in the nation) and had 81 Ks vs just 18 BBs. Had an 0.99 WHIP in the Cape this past summer with 23 Ks in 31.2 IP. His stuff isn’t the greatest with a high 80’s FB and a slurvy breaking ball which is his go-to pitch.

RHP Zack Hess, LSU
Listed at 6’6” 220 lbs. One of the older juniors in the college draft class. Moved from the closer’s role in 2017 (83 whiffs in 60.2 IP and a 1.14 WHIP) to the starting rotation in 2018 where the results were decidedly more mixed. Rang up 107 punchouts in 92.2 innings but also allowing 49 walks. To go along with that scatter-shot command, he’s got a FB that reaches mid 90s and a decent slider per those watch him. He had a good summer in limited appearances in the CCBL (just 2 walks/hits allowed in 7 innings with 8 Ks) and also reportedly for Team USA. Allegedly he looked good in the fall too before being shut down early but that may not have carried over to spring though as he got pounded by ULM in the season opener the other day. Drafted in the 35th round by the Yankees in 2016 out of HS and the Braves in the 36th round last year as a draft-eligible soph.

SS Josh Smith, LSU
Listed at 5’10” 175 lbs. A stress reaction in his back caused him to miss all but 6 games in 2018. Played in all 72 games for the Tigers in 2017 where he started at 3B and hit .281/.407/.409 with 39 BBs vs 33 Ks and then topped that with a .382/.478/.513 summer in the Cape. The lefty hitter will play SS this spring (as he did last year before getting injured) and gets good marks there. 38th rounder of the Tigers in 2016 out of HS.

OF Zach Watson, LSU
Listed at 6’0” 165 lbs. Posted .317/.376/.507 numbers as a freshman which dropped slightly last year to .308/.366/.479. Did miss 9 games early in the season with a strained oblique. Saw limited action in the Cape this past summer where he hit .382/.450/.500. He also played for Team USA. Has been the starting CF for the Tigers since claiming the job in March of 2017 and after being an infielder throughout his HS career. And yes he’ll definitely stick in the middle of the outfield grass at the next level. A 40th round pick of the Red sox in 2018 as a draft-eligible soph.

RHP Todd Peterson, LSU
Listed at 6’5” 230 lbs. Up to 95 on the FB this fall with a good CB. His overall numbers for 2018 don’t look particularly outstanding (only 38 Ks in 47 IP while surrendering 48 hits) but that masks what he did down the stretch. Over his last 8 appearances, allowed just 8 hits and 1 walk in 13.2 IP with 11 walks as he showed signs of becoming a dominant closer.

OF Antoine Duplantis, LSU
Listed at 5’11” 175 lbs. A senior who has put up a .324/.381/.420 line over his 3 seasons with the Tigers and .266/.319/.374 numbers over two summers in the Cape. Didn’t play this past summer after sustaining a shoulder injury while training with Team USA. Above-average defender in RF. Despite the lack of pop, did get drafted in the 19th round by the Indians in 2018. Has hit exactly 2 home runs in each of his first 3 seasons but already has 2 HRs after just 2 games this spring. A likely budget pick in rounds 6-10 but if he continues to show power might move up into the 1st 5 rounds. Hasn’t had much opportunity to play CF with LSU but that may be a realistic option as a pro.

C Saul Garza, LSU
Listed at 6’3” 230 lbs. Played 1 year at Howard JC before transferring and this will be his 1st season with the Tigers. BA rated him the 2nd best prospect in the Cal Ripken Collegiate League this past summer. His K rate there was 33% however so until proven otherwise there’s going to be questions about the stick. Based on his fall performance, Paul Mainieri thinks he’ll be fine both at the plate and behind it and was quoted as saying Garza reminds him of Baylor backstop Shea Langeliers. 31st round pick of the Cardinals in 2017 out of HS and is draft-eligible this season as a soph.

LHP Matt Cronin, Arkansas
Listed at 6’2” 195 lbs. The Hogs’ closer has a FB up to 95 and reportedly a good CB and has developed a splitter. 59 Ks/18 BBs in 48 IP last spring with an 0.81 WHIP and 14 saves.

RHP Isaiah Campbell, Arkansas
Listed at 6’4” 225 lbs. FB sat 94-96 in the fall with improved command said the reports. 75 Ks vs 29 BBs in 70 IP in 2018. Will be the Friday starter this spring. Bone spurs in his elbow wiped out his 2017 season which is why he was draft-eligible as a soph last season and was taken in the 24th round by the Angels.

OF Dominic Fletcher, Arkansas
Listed at 5’10” 185 lbs. The lefty hitter put up a .806 OPS in 2018 which was down from the .851 OPs he put up the prior year as a freshman. Despite the reports of superlative defense in CF, there is some question whether he can continue there at the next level given his somewhat fringey speed. If he doesn’t stick at that position in the pros, does have the arm for right (BA rated him having the best OF arm in the SEC)..

LHP Jacob Kostyshock, Arkansas
Listed at 6’4” and just 175 lbs. The results as a Razorback have yet to show up but he did gain a bit of traction this past summer in the Northwoods League with a 1.25 WHIP in 27 IP and continued on to the fall showing a plus SL and FB up to 96 with a developing CU. Will again be used out of the bullpen this spring or if things really go well as a mid-week starter.

SS Cam Shepherd, Georgia
Listed at 6’1” 187 lbs. Slumped to .244/.357/.385 last year after a solid .307/.354/.452 as a freshman. Had the opportunity to play in the Cape this past summer but instead chose to work out and get stronger. Reports said he looked much better in the fall. FWIW, went 5-10 this past weekend in the opening series against Dayton with a pair of doubles and 4 BBs vs 0 Ks. One report suggested he might eventually have to move off shortstop at the next level. Drafted in the 29th round out of HS by the Red Sox in 2016.

3B Aaron Schunk, Georgia
Listed at 6’2” 205 lbs. Can he take a step forward offensively this season? His numbers last year for the Dawgs don’t jump out at you (.299/.340/.411) at least on the power side. That lack of pop was also highlighted in the CCBL this past summer as he generated an ISO of just .049. Even so, D1 still ranked him the 10th-best corner infield prospect in the Cape. If the raw power he’s displayed in BP finally starts to show up in games this spring then he starts to look a lot more interesting. Also served as the closer for the Bulldogs last season and not surprisingly was rated by BA as having the best infield arm in the SEC and gets good marks for his work at 3B.

RHP Tony Locey, Georgia
Listed at 6’3” and a hefty 239 lbs. 97 Ks in 96 innings over his 1st 2 years with the Bulldogs but also 61 walks. A summer in the Cape back in 2017 went better and was listed by BA as the 42nd-best prospect there. But that promise is still mostly unrealized making this spring fairly critical to his draft hopes. Mid 90s FB with an improving CB and CU. If the command ever comes...

RHP Garrett Stallings, Tenn
Listed at 6’2” 200 lbs. More command and guile than plus stuff. BA said he was the 42nd-best prospect this past summer in the Cape after K’ing 21 and walking zip in 18 IP. Carried over to the start of this season as he blanked WVU over 7 innings last Friday in the season opener, allowing just 1 hit and 0 walks and whiffing a career high 8.

SS Andre Lipcius, Tenn
Listed at 6’1” 190 lbs. Had a very successful 2018, going .315/.399/.473 for the Vols and followed that with a .313/.391/.456 summer with Harwich. Played 1B as a freshman (Nick Senzel was staked out at short) but shifted to the left side of the infield last year. If he doesn’t stick at SS long-term, looks to have the arm for 3B. His twin brother Luc also plays for the Vols. Nuclear engineering major.

RHP Zach Linginfelter, Tenn
Listed at 6’5” 220 lbs. 132 Ks in 111 IP for the Vols over 2 seasons but also 63 walks. The free passes continued in the Cape with 18 walks this past summer in 31 innings. Low to mid 90s FB with inconsistent secondaries. Twice drafted previously--in 2016 in the 16th round out of HS by the Yankees and in 2018 as a draft-eligible soph in the 19th round by the Nats.

SS Grae Kessinger, Ole Miss
Listed at 6’2” 200 lbs. Hit .300/.389/.473 for the Rebs in 2018. Grandson of Don, the slick-fielding Cubs shortstop back in the 70’s. 26th rounder of the Padres in 2016 out of HS.

RHP Will Ethridge, Ole Miss
Listed at 6’5” 240 lbs. FB that can bump 94 and decent CB and CU. Friday night starter this spring after mostly pitching out of the bullpen his first 2 seasons where he racked up 103 Ks vs 25 BBs in 92 innings with 81 hits allowed. His CCBL experience has been a bit rougher with 30 hits surrendered in 23 IP and 21 Ks/7 BBs. 35th rounder of the Mariners out of HS in 2016.

1B/OF Thomas Dillard, Ole Miss
Listed at 6’0” 230 lbs. Terrific .310/.439/.563 season last spring although his subsequent Cape numbers were more subdued at .250/.383/.385. Switch-hitter. Runs pretty well, stealing 17 out of 20 bases in 2018.

RHP Parker Caracci, Ole Miss
Listed at 6’0” 205 lbs. Redshirted his first 2 seasons (no injury involved) before seeing action for the first time in 2018. And it was a helluva season as he established himself as one of the nations’ premier college closers with 73 Ks in 48 IP and 38 hits and 14 walks allowed. That got the draft-eligible soph selected in the 37th round last year by the Blue Jays. Has a heater that can get up to 96 and an excellent SL.

OF Jake Mangum, Miss State
Listed at 6’1” 180 lbs. 4-year starter in CF for the Bulldogs. .355/.420/.455 over his 3 seasons in Starkville. Draft pick in 2017 as a draft-eligible soph (30th round, Yankees) and again in 2018 as a junior (32nd round, Mets).

LHP Ethan Small, Miss State
Listed at 6’3” 215 lbs. The Friday starter punched out 122 while walking 33 over 101 innings last spring. FB up to 93 with a decent CB. Missed 2017 with TJS. 26th rounder by the D-Backs last year as a draft-eligible soph.

RHP Keegan James, Miss State
Listed at 6’2” 215 lbs. Sunday starter this spring after working out of the bullpen his first 2 seasons. Heater up to 95. Like Ethan Small, missed 2017 after undergoing TJS.

OF TJ Hopkins, South Carolina
Listed at 6’0” 195 lbs. .302/.376/.451 over his first 3 seasons for the Gamecocks. Has been bothered by injuries his last 2 years including a back problem.


Note (1): If no draft history shown, then player has never been drafted.

Note (2): Righty hitter unless otherwise noted.

Note (3): A number of these players will be gone by the time the Astros make their first pick at #32 and are included here merely for the sake of completeness.

Sources:
BA = BA 2019 Top 200 Draft Prospects
MLBP = MLB Pipeline 2019 Top 50 Draft Prospects
FG = Fangraphs 2019 Top 89 Draft Prospects
D1 = D1baseball.com’s 2019 Top 150 College Draft Prospects 1.0 (and supplemental lists)
PBR = Prep Baseball Report Top 100 HS Draft Prospects & Top 20 JUCO Draft Prospects
PG = Perfect Games 2019 High School Prospect Profiles

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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2019, 08:31:30 pm »
Davis Daniel left a game this weekend with a forearm injury.  Dr. Andrews paying a visit.   
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« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2019, 09:45:01 pm »
Davis Daniel left a game this weekend with a forearm injury.  Dr. Andrews paying a visit.

In other injury news, TJS already on the schedule for OU's Braidyn Fink who's obviously out for the year.

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« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2019, 05:44:38 pm »
And Shea Langeliers will be out for a while with a broken hamate.

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« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2019, 02:39:15 pm »
RHP Andrew Peters, John Logan CC (IL)
Listed at 6’2” 185 lbs. South Carolina commit.

Partially torn UCL and out for remainder of season.

3B Josh Rivera, IMG Academy (FL)
Listed at 6’2” 205 lbs. Florida commit.

Currently recuperating from knee surgery.
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« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2019, 07:15:10 pm »
Lists, lists and more friggin' lists...

OTHER DRAFT NAMES OF INTEREST

Note: Some of these players will go in the first 10 rounds, many will go in the 11th round and later and others (due to injury, poor springs, etc.) won’t get drafted at all.

North Texas D1’s & JUCO’s

LHP Brandon Williamson, TCU (36th round pick of the Brewers in 2018)
RHP Charles King, TCU (up to 94 on FB and excellent slider)
RHP Jake Eissler, TCU (58 Ks vs just 5 BBs in 42 IP for the Horned Frogs in 2018)
RHP Jared Janczak, TCU (SR/32nd round pick of Angels in 2018)
SS Hunter Wolfe, TCU (12th rounder of Pirates in 2017 & 19th rounder of Royals in 2018)
2B Austin Henry, TCU (juco transfer from Walters State CC)
1B Jake Guenther, TCU (converted from a pitcher while at juco/lefty hitter)
OF Johnny Rizer, TCU (SR/Cy Fair-ex had injury plagued spring in 2018 but hit .305/.391/.557 in NECBL)

RHP Kurt Wilson, TT (draft-eligible SO/up to 96 on FB but has struggled with command)

OF Luke Bandy, DBU (32nd round pick of the Royals out of HS in 2016)
OF Augie Isaacson, DBU (SR/transfer from an NAIA school/MVP of Northwoods League last summer)
C Herbert Iser, DBU (24th round pick of the Orioles in 2018 out of San Jac)
C Christian Boulware, DBU (juco transfer who is DH’ing to start off this spring)
RHP Luke Eldred, DBU (draft-eligible SO/son of 14-year MLB pitcher Cal)
LHP Jordan Martinson, DBU (SR/hampered by cyst in throwing shoulder in 2018)
RHP M.D. Johnson, DBU (SR/mid 90s FB)
RHP Parker Towns, DBU (SR/37th rounder of the Mariners in 2018)

C/OF Nick DeNicola, Paris JC (SO from NJ/OSU commit)

SS Kemuel Thomas-Rivera, North Central Texas JC (SO from Puerto Rico/uncommitted)

SS Joab Gonzalez, New Mexico JC (SO from Puerto Rico/uncommitted)
RHP Brayan Garcia, New Mexico JC (SO from NYC/uncommitted)


Oklahoma D1’s & JUCO’s

SS Brandon Zaragoza, OU (the glove works...the bat not so much)
RHP Nathan Wiles, OU (Saturday starter for the Sooners)

LHP Mitchell Stone, OSU (draft-eligible FR after a 2018 redshirt season)
RHP Logan Gragg, OSU (juco transfer who missed the 2017 season after undergoing TJS)
RHP Jensen Elliott, OSU (missed most of 2017 and 2018 after undergoing TJS)
OF Trevor Boone, OSU (lotsa pop but lotsa swing & miss as well)
C Colin Simpson, OSU (listed at 5’9” 228 lbs)

OF Marc Lebreux, Seminole State (OK) JC (SO from Quebec City/U of Virginia commit)
C Archer Brookman, Seminole State (OK) JC (SO from Montreal/Ohio State commit)

INF Matt Golda, Western Okla State (SO/U of Kentucky commit)
1B Dan Pruitt, Western Okla State (SO/a top hitter in the West Coast League this summer/uncommitted)

LHP Brian Martinez, Connors State (OK) (SO from Dominican Republic/uncommitted)


Kansas D1’s & JUCO’s

OF/LHP Will Brennan, K-State (hit .359/.454/.427 in ‘18 w/32 BBs vs just 11 Ks/on hill 30K/7BB in 28IP)
2B Cam Thompson, K-State (Deer Park HS grad hit .340/.468/.400 in 16 games in the Cape in 2018)

INF/OF Luke Ritter, Wichita State (SR/37th round pick of the Twins in 2018)
LHP Alex Segal, Wichita State (draft eligible SO/elbow surgery in ‘17/38th rounder in ‘16 out of HS)
RHP Clayton McGinness, Wichita State (SR)

RHP Cam Wynne, Johnson County (KS) JC (SO/Aggie commit)
OF Anthony Amicangelo, Johnson County (KS) JC (SO/WSU commit)
OF Jake Owens, Johnson County (KS) JC (SO/Wichita State commit)
1B/OF Malik Williams, Johnson County (KS) JC (SO from Toronto/Lipscomb commit)
RHP Zach Ebert, Johnson County (KS) JC (SO/Kansas State commit)

RHP Brannon Jordan, Cowley (KS) JC (FR/Gamecocks commit)
C Cody Milligan, Cowley (KS) JC (SO/Southern Miss commit)

INF Logan Sartori, Hutchinson (KS) CC (FR/Aggie commit)


Missouri D1’s & JUCO’s

C Ryan Hernandez, Saint Louis (good defender but major struggles with bat)

SS Freilin Cabrera, Crowder CC (SO/DR native/uncommitted)
RHP Ross Carver, Crowder CC (SO/DBU commit)
1B Colten Nix, Crowder CC (SO/uncommitted)

OF Matt Turino, Jefferson JC (SO/Scarborough, Ontario native/lefty hitter/Vols commit)


Arkansas D1’s & JUCO’s

RHP Cody Scroggins, U of Arkansas (FB up to 96 for the converted infielder)
RHP Kevin Kopps, U of Arkansas (Draft-eligible SO/the George Ranch HS grad is returning from TJS)
UTIL Trevor Ezell, U of Arkansas (SR/grad transfer from SE Missouri St. who hit .377/.442/.558 in ‘18)

C Justin Felix, Arkansas State (SR/missed all of 2018 with injury)

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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2019, 07:23:14 pm »
Davis Daniel left a game this weekend with a forearm injury.  Dr. Andrews paying a visit.

Good News:
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Daniel, who left Friday’s game after two innings with tightness in his right forearm, underwent an MRI on Monday. The MRI alleviated the worst fears, an injured or torn ulnar collateral ligament. Orthopedist James Andrews has evaluated the results of the MRI and determined there is no UCL damage. He is expected examine Daniel on Wednesday and determine when he can start to throw again.
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« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2019, 02:12:00 pm »
OTHER DRAFT NAMES OF INTEREST

Note: Some of these players will go in the first 10 rounds, many will go in the 11th round and later and others (due to injury, poor springs, etc.) won’t get drafted at all.

Northeast & Mid-Atlantic D1’s & JUCO’s

OF Chris Galland, Boston College (draft-eligible SO/hit .316/.403/.398 as a FR with 28 SBs)

SS Anthony Prato, UConn (despite nagging injuries hit .320/.384/.406 for the Huskies in 2018)

SS Nick Grande, Stony Brook (.377/.468/.560 for the Seawolves in 2018 with 32 SBs)
OF Michael Wilson, Stony Brook (lefty hitter/15th rounder of the Red Sox in 2016 out of HS)

RHP Ben Anderson, Binghamton (26th rounder of the BJs in 2016 out of HS)

INF Danny Casals, U of Maine (SR)

OF Ryan Ward, Bryant U (draft-eligible SO/hit .306/.389/.435 in NECBL)

RHP Kyle Martin, Fordham (56 Ks in 39 IP as the Rams’ closer in 2018)

RHP July Sosa, Monroe College

LHP Tyler Blohm, U of Maryland (17th round pick of the Orioles in 2016 out of HS)

C Spencer Smith, Harford CC (SO/37th round pick of Rangers in 2017 out of HS/uncommitted)
SS Matt Shilling, Harford CC (SO/uncommitted)
LHP Mike Taylor, Harford CC (SO/EKU commit)

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« Reply #34 on: February 26, 2019, 12:21:33 pm »
OTHER DRAFT NAMES OF INTEREST--MIDWEST

Note: Some of these players will go in the first 10 rounds, many will go in the 11th round and later and others (due to injury, poor springs, etc.) won’t get drafted at all.

Minnesota/Michigan/Nebraska/Iowa/Dakotas D1’s & JUCO’s

C Eli Wilson, U of Minnesota (son of 14-year big league catcher Dan)
C/1B Cole McDevitt, U of Minnesota (SR)

RHP Louie Varland, Concordia-St. Paul (older brother Gus was a 14th-round pick of A’s in 2018)

OF Dominic Clementi, U of Michigan (hit .368/.485/.574 with 29 BBs vs 27 Ks in 2018)

RHP Indigo Diaz, Mich State (Vancouver, BC native who spent 2 previous years at Iowa Western CC)

RHP Grant Jebbia, Lansing CC (SO/ULL commit)
RHP Wyatt Rush, Lansing CC (SO/Michigan State commit)

LHP Denson Hull, Creighton (SR/ex-San Antonio Churchill HSer can hit 94 but lacks command)
RHP Evan Johnson, Creighton (SR/1.12 WHIP in Northwoods League in ‘18/also up to 94)

OF/1B Connor McCaffery, U of Iowa (draft-eligible FR/also plays on hoops team under dad Fran)
RHP Cole McDonald, U of Iowa (SR)

OF Levi Usher, Kirkwood CC (FR from Iowa/Louisville commit/lefty hitter)
LHP Austin Krob, Kirkwood CC (FR from Iowa/TCU commit)
RHP Cameron Leff, Kirkwood CC (SO out of Wichita/FAU commit)

RHP Evan Reifert, North Iowa Area CC (SO from Iowa/UNC commit)
RHP Harrison Beethe, North Iowa Area CC (SO from Ft. Worth Arlington Heights HS/TCU commit)
LHP Tom Skoro, North Iowa Area CC (SO from Minnesota/Mizzou commit)
RHP Michael Oh, North Iowa Area CC (SO from Illinois/UNC commit)
SS Jake Hansen, North Iowa Area CC (SO from Illinois/U of Cincinnati commit/lefty hitter)

OF Austin Murr, Des Moines Area CC (SO from Minn./NC State commit/lefty hitter)

SS Candido Encarnacion, Marshalltown CC (SO/uncommitted)
INF/OF Tom Josten, Marshalltown CC (FR/switch-hitter/UCF commit)

LHP Brady Stover, South Dakota State (can get up to mid 90s on the heater)


Indiana/Illinois/Ohio D1’s & JUCO’s

RHP Cameron Junker, Notre Dame (outstanding work in NECBL with 46 Ks in 42 IP and 1.14 WHIP)

OF Logan Kaletha, U of Indiana (SR)
RHP Tanner Gordon, U of Indiana

RHP Cyrillo Watson, U of Illinois (up to 94 on the FB)
SS Ben Troike, U of Illinois

C Zade Richardson, Wabash Valley (IL) CC (FR)
OF Noah Myers, Wabash Valley (IL) CC (SO from Toronto/Gamecocks commit)
LHP Andy Samuelson, Wabash Valley (IL) CC (SO/NC State commit)
RHP Jon Beymer, Wabash Valley (IL) CC (SO/Campbell U commit)
RHP Nick King, Wabash Valley (IL) CC (SO/Bradley commit)
RHP Ryan O’Connell, Wabash Valley (IL) CC (SO/Bama commit)
LHP Cameron Tullar, Wabash Valley (IL) CC (FR)
RHP Austin Kelly, Wabash Valley (IL) CC (SO/uncommitted)

OF Luke Brown, John Logan (IL) CC (SO/uncommitted)

3B Jeff Heinrich, McHenry County (IL) CC (SO/uncommitted)

RHP Ricky Castro, Parkland (IL) CC (FR/Purdue commit)

LHP Jakob Brustoski, Sinclair (OH) CC (SO/TT commit)

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« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2019, 03:50:06 am »
OTHER DRAFT NAMES OF INTEREST--SOUTHEAST

Note: Some of these players will go in the first 10 rounds, many will go in the 11th round and later and others (due to injury, poor springs, etc.) won’t get drafted at all.

Virginia/The Carolinas/Georgia D1’s & JUCO's

C Logan Driscoll, George Mason (lefty hitter/plus arm/struggled in Cape but hit .342 for GMU in ‘18)

RHP Layne Looney, Richmond (SR/Highland Park HS-ex was 19th round pick of the Cubs in 2018)

OF Kerry Carpenter, Virginia Tech (lefty hitter/juco transfer has been the Hokies’ best hitter in fall/early spring)

RHP Ben Gross, Duke (grad transfer from Princeton was drafted in 2018 by the Astros in the 34th round)
OF Kennie Taylor, Duke (SR/good centerfielder)

RHP/OF Ty Adcock, Elon (up to 97 this spring)

RHP Alec Barger, NC State (16th rounder of the Brewers in 2018 out of juco)
1B Evan Edwards, NC State (SR)

SS Corey Joyce, NC Central U (.280/.383/.385 in the NECBL back in 2017)

LHP Scott Kobos, Coastal Carolina (38th round pick of the Indians in 2017 out of juco)

RHP Kyle Mott, Pitt CC (FR/UNC commit)

RHP Logan Bender, Catawba Valley CC (SO/NC State commit/64 Ks in 47 IP at Campbell U in 2018)

RHP Ridge Chapman, U of South Carolina (SR)
UTIL Jacob Olson, U of South Carolina (SR)
C Chris Cullen, U of South Carolina (SR)

OF Jeffery Brown, The Citadel (.331/.385/.404 in NECBL in 2018 with 19 SBs)

RHP Carson Spiers, Clemson (Bill’s nephew doesn’t have great stuff but is effective)

INF/OF Michael Neustifter, North Greenville U (transfer from OSU)

RHP Elian Almanzar, Florence-Darlington CC (FR)

INF L.J. Talley, U of Georgia (SR)
RHP Will Proctor, U of Georgia (converted to pitching full-time in 2018)

SS Austin Wilhite, Georgia Tech (twin brother Nick also plays for the Yellow Jackets)

RHP Seth Shuman, Georgia Southern (39th round pick of the Orioles in 2016 out of HS)
RHP Joe Nahas, Georgia Southern (FB hits 95/K’d 142 in 74 IP at juco in 2018)

OF Terence Norman, Kennesaw State


West Virginia/Kentucky/Tennessee D1’s & JUCO's

OF Darius Hill, WVU (SR/over his Mountaineers career has hit .326/.379/.469)
C/1B Paul McIntosh, WVU (draft-eligible SO/34th round pick in 2018 by Angels out of juco)

C Rey Pastrana, Marshall (SR/one of three Johnny Bench Award finalists in 2018)

OF Jaren Shelby, U of Kentucky (son of ex-MLB outfielder John)
1B Dalton Reed, U of Kentucky (no relation to the former UK 1B & current Astro minor leaguer)
1B/DH T.J. Collett, U of Kentucky (40th round pick of the Twins in 2016 out of HS)

1B/3B Davis Sims, WKU (hit .252/.349/.449 in CCBL last summer w/ league best 8 home runs)

INF Ethan Paul, Vandy (SR/26th round pick by Pirates in 2018 draft/lefty hitter)
RHP Patrick Raby, Vandy (SR)
C/UTIL Stephen Scott, Vandy (SR/31st rounder of the Marlins in 2018/lefty hitter/econ major)

OF Kevin Strohschein, Tennessee Tech (SR/has hit .351/.409/.620 over 3 seasons)

RHP Alex Haynes, Walters State CC (SO/29th rounder of the Mets in 2016 out of HS/Vols commit)
RHP Gage Gillian, Walters State CC (SO/UNC commit)
LHP Corey Stone, Walters State CC (SO/27th round pick of Rangers in 2017 out of HS/uncommitted)

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« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2019, 03:42:36 pm »
OTHER DRAFT NAMES OF INTEREST--SOUTHEAST (PART 2)

Note: Some of these players will go in the first 10 rounds, many will go in the 11th round and later and others (due to injury, poor springs, etc.) won’t get drafted at all.

Florida D1’s & JUCO’s

OF Nelson Maldonado, U of Florida (SR)
INF Blake Reese, U of Florida (SR/switch-hitter)

C Mike Amditis, U of Miami (draft-eligible SO/37th round pick in 2016 draft by the Indians out of HS)

RHP Brenden Heiss, FGCU (FB up to 97 but BBs an issue/31st rounder of the Cubs in 2016 out of HS)
C Alex Brait, FGCU (.335/.404/.467 for the Eagles in ‘18 and off to a .400/.457/.567 start this spring)
3B Richie Garcia, FGCU (.944 OPS last spring)
1B/DH Kohl Gilmore, FGCU (.282/.399/.525 last spring in his first year at the D1 level after 1 year at juco)

OF Ray Alejo, UCF (speedy CF who hit .299/.379/.402 with 34 SBs in ‘18 & off to a .310/.375/.552 start this year)
RHP Trevor Holloway, UCF (juco transfer/FB up to 92 and decent slider/shaky command)
C/INF Dallas Beaver, UCF (lefty hitter/fall performance suggested breakout/off to a .304/.419/.609 start this spring)
RHP Jordan Spicer, UCF (SR/26th rounder of the Twins in 2017 out of juco)

RHP Robbie Peto, Stetson (3 quality pitches including a FB up to 94/30th round pick of LAA in ‘16 out of HS)
OF Jacob Koos, Stetson (SR/hit .306/.415/.379 in the NECBL last summer)

RHP Nelson Alvarez, USF (23rd round pick in 2018 and 26th rounder in 2016)
RHP Carson Ragsdale, USF (one of the better prospects in Northwoods Lg in 2018 w/ 40 Ks in 26 IP)

RHP Anthony Maldonado, Bethune-Cookman (FB up to 95)

RHP Blake Baker, Miami Dade CC (SO/Uncommitted)
LHP Matthew Stevens, Miami Dade CC (FR)

RHP DJ Wilkinson, Pensacola State CC (SO/Troy commit)
LHP Jake Sweeney, Pensacola State CC (FR)

RHP Ryan Gusto, Florida Southwestern CC (SO/WKU commit)

INF Kaden Polcovich, NW Florida State CC (SO/OSU commit)
OF Justice Thompson, NW Florida State CC (FR)
RHP/1B Will Moriarty, NW Florida State CC (FR/32nd round pick of the Rangers in 2017)
RHP Jacob Kush, NW Florida State CC (FR/Guelph, Ontario native)

OF Max Dineen, State College CC (FR/35th rounder of the Reds in 2018 out of HS)

RHP Jose Visaez, Chipola CC (SO/originally from Venezuela/uncommitted)
3B Julio Carrion, Chipola CC (SO/PR native/uncommitted)
OF Jordan Anderson, Chipola CC (SO/Miss State transfer/40th rounder of the Rangers in 2017 out of HS)
RHP Andrew Moore, Chipola CC (FR)
LHP/OF Parker Pillsbury, Chipola CC (FR)
SS Josh Rivera, Chipola CC (SO/21st rounder of Dodgers in 2017 out of Carlos Beltran BB Academy)
RHP Jake Smith, Chipola CC (FR/21st rounder of Phillies in 2018 out of HS)
LHP Jacob Smith, Chipola CC (FR)
OF Kyle Jacobsen, Hillsborough CC (SO/33rd rounder of the Brewers in 2017 out of HS/uncommitted)

RHP Yordy Cabrera, Palm Beach State (FR)

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OTHER DRAFT NAMES OF INTEREST--GULF COAST

Note: Some of these players will go in the first 10 rounds, many will go in the 11th round and later and others (due to injury, poor springs, etc.) won’t get drafted at all.

Louisiana D1’s & JUCO’s

LHP Brendan Cellucci, Tulane (1.04 WHIP in the Cal Ripken League this past summer/up to 95 on FB)
RHP Kaleb Roper, Tulane (SR/the ex-San Jac Gator is the Green Wave Friday night starter for the 2nd year in a row)
OF/1B Grant Mathews, Tulane (.347/.412/.554 in ‘18 and off to a .364/.500/.576 start this spring)
RHP Keagan Gillies, Tulane (Saturday starter for the Green Wave)
RHP Chase Solesky, Tulane (Sunday starter/32 Ks in 26.2 IP in the NECBL this past summer)
RHP Trent Johnson, Tulane (up to 94 on FB)
SS Sal Gozzo, Tulane (son of ex-MLB pitcher Goose/twin brother Paul is the starting catcher at UConn)
1B/DH Trevor Jensen, Tulane (SR/hitting .462/.551/.744 in the early going in 2019)

LHP David Leal, Louisiana Tech (SR/will miss 2 months with broken foot)

LHP Gunner Leger, ULL (SR/had 2 surgeries & missed 2018/Marlins’ 26th rounder in ‘17 & turned down overslot money)

RHP Bryce Tassin, SE Louisiana (can hit 95 with the heater)

OF Shane Selman, McNeese State (SR/39th rounder of the Red Sox in ‘18)

INF/DH Rafael Ramirez, Grambling (lefty hitter/.353/.440/.735 for the Tigers in ‘18/SA McCollum HS ex is listed at 5’9” 225 lbs)

INF/OF Jarrett McDonald, LSU-Eunice (FR/lefty hitter)


Mississippi D1’s & JUCO’s

C Cooper Johnson, Ole Miss (BA rated him the best defensive catcher in the SEC)
UTIL Ryan Olenek, Ole Miss (SR/17th rounder of the Giants after hitting .350/.388/.464 last year)
1B Chase Cockrell,Ole Miss (SR/hit .317/.376/.539 in spring & .356/.446/.625 in summer last year)

1B Tanner Allen, Miss State (draft-eligible SO who hit .287/.353/.444 as a freshman)
OF Elijah MacNamee, Miss State (SR/Cy Ranch HSer hit .309/.377/.495 in 2018)
INF Gunner Halter, Miss State (22nd rounder in 2017 and 26th rounder in 2018 out of juco/dad is Shane)

2B Matt Guidry, So. Miss (undrafted in ‘18 as RS SO despite a .944 & 1.043 OPS respectively his first 2 years at USM)

INF/OF Dexter Jordan, Pearl River CC (FR)

RHP Chance Denson, East Mississippi CC (FR)

LHP Houston Harding, Itawamba CC (SO/Miss State commit)

OF Hayden Leatherwood, Northwest Mississippi CC (SO/lefty hitter/Ole Miss commit)
LHP Dalton Fowler, Northwest Mississippi CC (FR/Ole Miss commit)
1B Ben Van Cleve, Northwest Mississippi CC (SO/Ole Miss commit)


Alabama D1’s & JUCO’s

RHP Gordon Ashcraft, UAB (12th round pick of Dodgers out of HS in 2016)

RHP Levi Thomas, Troy (draft-eligible SO)

LHP Jared Shemper, Wallace-Dothan CC (SO/Miss State commit)
1B/OF Oraj Anu, Wallace-Dothan CC (SO/U of Kentucky commit)
RHP DJ Roberts, Wallace-Dothan CC (SO/40th rounder in 2016 out of HS/FIU commit)
C Luis Aviles, Wallace-Dothan CC (SO/uncommitted)
C/1B Golston Gillespie, Wallace Dothan (FR/switch-hitter)
OF Justin Farmer, Wallace-Dothan CC (SO/uncommitted)
SS Jose Ciccarello, Wallace-Dothan CC (FR)
3B Brandon Dorsey, Wallace-Dothan CC (SO/uncommitted)

RHP Britt Sparks, Shelton State CC (SO/Bama commit)
OF Jason Rooks, Chattahoochee Valley CC (SO/uncommitted)
RHP Chase Patrick, Chattahoochee Valley CC (SO/Miss. State commit)


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« Reply #38 on: March 01, 2019, 09:07:35 pm »
OTHER DRAFT NAMES OF INTEREST--GULF COAST (PART 2)

Note: Some of these players will go in the first 10 rounds, many will go in the 11th round and later and others (due to injury, poor springs, etc.) won’t get drafted at all.

Central/South Texas D1’s & JUCO’s

RHP Blair Henley, UT (Saturday starter for the Horns/22nd round pick of Yankees in ‘16 out of HS)
OF Austin Todd, UT (former RR HSer trying to rebound from injury-marred ‘18/off to a .371/.463/.571 start this spring)
OF Duke Ellis, UT (lefty hitter/speedy CFer but as his .279/.421/.279 line from the Cape shows he lacks pop)
1B Zach Zubia, UT (draft-eligible SO/hit .250/.390/.417 in the Cape in ‘18 after that huge performance in Northwoods League in ‘17)
C/1B DJ Petrinsky, UT (SR/shoulder issue has restricted his time behind the plate so far this spring)
3B Ryan Reynolds, UT (son of Shane/very solid defender/switch-hitter off to promising start at plate this spring)
RHP Matteo Bocchi, UT (SR/from Italy to Odessa JC to the Forty Acres & lights out in the NCAA regionals & CWS)

RHP Fred Villarreal, U of H (34 Ks/5 BBs in Valley League last summer/22nd rounder of the Rays in ‘16 out of HS)
OF/1B Lael Lockhart, U of H (.297/.425/.419 for the Coogs in 2018)
RHP Carter Henry, U of H (up to 93 on FB w/plus SL/40th round pick of Red Sox in ‘16 out of HS)
LHP Tristen Bayless, U of H (Hutto HSer-->Aggie-->juco-->Coogs/35th round pick of Nats in ‘16 out of HS)
1B/DH Joe Davis, U of H (SR/off to a .333/.455/.889 start this spring/16th rounder of Rays in ‘15 out of Austin Bowie HS)
RHP Devon Roedahl, U of H (West Brook HSer-->TCU-->San Jac-->Coogs/heater up to 93)
RHP Ryan Randel, U of H (SR/Coogs’ Saturday starter/FB now touching 93 to go along with an excellent CU)
OF/LHP Tyler Bielamowicz, U of H (Cy Ranch HSer a dual threat being the Friday night starter this spring & hitting .309/.449/.456 in ‘18 w/30 BBs/26 Ks)

RHP Garrett Gayle, Rice (FB up to 98/54 Ks in 42 IP for Owls in ‘18 but also 31 BBs, 17 WPs & 3 HBPs)
RHP Roel Garcia, Rice
2B Trei Cruz, Rice (draft-eligible SO/Cheo’s grandson picked by the Astros in 33rd round in 2017)

RHP Nick Fraze, Texas State (Friday starter/outstanding start vs Rice today with a 1-hitter over 7 IP & 12 Ks)
RHP Hunter McMahon, Texas State (juco transfer who’s the Saturday starter for the Bobcats)

RHP Hayden Wesneski, SHSU (up to 95 on FB/33rd rounder of Rays in ‘16 out of Cy Fair HS/27 Ks vs 3 BBs in 20 IP so far in ‘19)
LHP Kyle Backhus, SHSU (control issues continuing to go south)
RHP Nick Mikolajchak, SHSU (20 Ks vs just 2 BBs in 14.2 IP in the Cape this past summer)
LHP Brad Demco, SHSU (Lake Travis HS-ex had 28 whiffs vs 7 walks in 17 IP in Calif. Collegiate League in ‘18)

INF JC Correa, Lamar (Carlos’ bro/33rd round pick of Astros in 2018)

RHP Dustin Lacaze, Texas A&M--CC (up to 95 on FB/no runs & just 3 hits allowed in his 1st 13.2 IP this spring)

2B Bryan Arias, UTSA (SR/hit .362/.429/.621 in the Calif. Collegiate League this past summer)

INF/RHP Kyle Bergeron, Incarnate Word

RHP Dane Acker, San Jac (SO from Brenham/OU commit)
LHP Luke Little, San Jac (FR from NC/U of South Carolina commit)
OF/INF Andrew Papantonis, San Jac (SO from NJ/Coogs commit)
RHP Jonathan Jones, San Jac (FR out of Manvel HS/28th rounder of the Phillies in 2018)
RHP Jack Conlon, San Jac (SO out of Clements HS/4th rounder in 2017 failed 2 physicals/Rice commit)
SS Adisyn Coffey, San Jac (SO out of Indiana/ASU transfer)
LHP Mitchell Parker, San Jac (FR out of NM/28th rounder of the Cubs in 2018)
OF Hunter Townsend, San Jac (FR out of Rusk HS/Aggie commit)
OF Tyriece Silas, San Jac (SO out of Cy Falls HS/TSU commit)
RHP Austin Marozas, San Jac (FR out of IL/OSU commit)
1B Ryan Hernandez, San Jac (SO out of Boston/Coogs commit)
RHP Bryant Salgado, San Jac (FR out of Klein Forest HS)
INF/OF Camryn Williams, San Jac (SO out of FL/DBU transfer/39th rounder of Mariners in 2016)
RHP Dylan Lester, San Jac (SO out of Brenham HS/Coogs transfer/2-time TJS/U of Pitt commit)

RHP Nicco Cole, Howard JC (FR out of Southlake Carroll HS/CSF commit)
LHP Ricky Apodaca, Howard JC (FR out of Albuquerque)
1B/OF Brett Cain, Howard JC (SO out of Waco/Coogs commit)
RHP Jordan Mikel, Howard JC (SO out of IL/ULM commit)
RHP David Bates, Howard JC (FR out of TN/Tulane commit)

RHP Jackson Leath, Blinn (SO from Waxahachie/U of Tenn commit)
RHP Jace Hutchins, Blinn (FR from College Station HS)
RHP Jacob Millender, Blinn (SO from Lamar HS/TSU commit)

LHP Gerrit Van Zijll, Alvin CC (FR from Clear Lake HS/TT commit)

RHP Chase Embry, McLennan (SO/uncommitted)
LHP Grant Miller, McLennan (SO/the ex-RR HSer is a TCU commit)

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Re: 2019 Draft
« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2019, 06:41:16 am »
OTHER DRAFT NAMES OF INTEREST--GULF COAST (PART 2)

Note: Some of these players will go in the first 10 rounds, many will go in the 11th round and later and others (due to injury, poor springs, etc.) won’t get drafted at all.

Central/South Texas D1’s & JUCO’s

RHP Blair Henley, UT (Saturday starter for the Horns/22nd round pick of Yankees in ‘16 out of HS)
OF Austin Todd, UT (former RR HSer trying to rebound from injury-marred ‘18/off to a .371/.463/.571 start this spring)
OF Duke Ellis, UT (lefty hitter/speedy CFer but as his .279/.421/.279 line from the Cape shows he lacks pop)
1B Zach Zubia, UT (draft-eligible SO/hit .250/.390/.417 in the Cape in ‘18 after that huge performance in Northwoods League in ‘17)
C/1B DJ Petrinsky, UT (SR/shoulder issue has restricted his time behind the plate so far this spring)
3B Ryan Reynolds, UT (son of Shane/very solid defender/switch-hitter off to promising start at plate this spring)
RHP Matteo Bocchi, UT (SR/from Italy to Odessa JC to the Forty Acres & lights out in the NCAA regionals & CWS)

RHP Fred Villarreal, U of H (34 Ks/5 BBs in Valley League last summer/22nd rounder of the Rays in ‘16 out of HS)
OF/1B Lael Lockhart, U of H (.297/.425/.419 for the Coogs in 2018)
RHP Carter Henry, U of H (up to 93 on FB w/plus SL/40th round pick of Red Sox in ‘16 out of HS)
LHP Tristen Bayless, U of H (Hutto HSer-->Aggie-->juco-->Coogs/35th round pick of Nats in ‘16 out of HS)
1B/DH Joe Davis, U of H (SR/off to a .333/.455/.889 start this spring/16th rounder of Rays in ‘15 out of Austin Bowie HS)
RHP Devon Roedahl, U of H (West Brook HSer-->TCU-->San Jac-->Coogs/heater up to 93)
RHP Ryan Randel, U of H (SR/Coogs’ Saturday starter/FB now touching 93 to go along with an excellent CU)
OF/LHP Tyler Bielamowicz, U of H (Cy Ranch HSer a dual threat being the Friday night starter this spring & hitting .309/.449/.456 in ‘18 w/30 BBs/26 Ks)

RHP Garrett Gayle, Rice (FB up to 98/54 Ks in 42 IP for Owls in ‘18 but also 31 BBs, 17 WPs & 3 HBPs)
RHP Roel Garcia, Rice
2B Trei Cruz, Rice (draft-eligible SO/Cheo’s grandson picked by the Astros in 33rd round in 2017)

RHP Nick Fraze, Texas State (Friday starter/outstanding start vs Rice today with a 1-hitter over 7 IP & 12 Ks)
RHP Hunter McMahon, Texas State (juco transfer who’s the Saturday starter for the Bobcats)

RHP Hayden Wesneski, SHSU (up to 95 on FB/33rd rounder of Rays in ‘16 out of Cy Fair HS/27 Ks vs 3 BBs in 20 IP so far in ‘19)
LHP Kyle Backhus, SHSU (control issues continuing to go south)
RHP Nick Mikolajchak, SHSU (20 Ks vs just 2 BBs in 14.2 IP in the Cape this past summer)
LHP Brad Demco, SHSU (Lake Travis HS-ex had 28 whiffs vs 7 walks in 17 IP in Calif. Collegiate League in ‘18)

INF JC Correa, Lamar (Carlos’ bro/33rd round pick of Astros in 2018)

RHP Dustin Lacaze, Texas A&M--CC (up to 95 on FB/no runs & just 3 hits allowed in his 1st 13.2 IP this spring)

2B Bryan Arias, UTSA (SR/hit .362/.429/.621 in the Calif. Collegiate League this past summer)

INF/RHP Kyle Bergeron, Incarnate Word

RHP Dane Acker, San Jac (SO from Brenham/OU commit)
LHP Luke Little, San Jac (FR from NC/U of South Carolina commit)
OF/INF Andrew Papantonis, San Jac (SO from NJ/Coogs commit)
RHP Jonathan Jones, San Jac (FR out of Manvel HS/28th rounder of the Phillies in 2018)
RHP Jack Conlon, San Jac (SO out of Clements HS/4th rounder in 2017 failed 2 physicals/Rice commit)
SS Adisyn Coffey, San Jac (SO out of Indiana/ASU transfer)
LHP Mitchell Parker, San Jac (FR out of NM/28th rounder of the Cubs in 2018)
OF Hunter Townsend, San Jac (FR out of Rusk HS/Aggie commit)
OF Tyriece Silas, San Jac (SO out of Cy Falls HS/TSU commit)
RHP Austin Marozas, San Jac (FR out of IL/OSU commit)
1B Ryan Hernandez, San Jac (SO out of Boston/Coogs commit)
RHP Bryant Salgado, San Jac (FR out of Klein Forest HS)
INF/OF Camryn Williams, San Jac (SO out of FL/DBU transfer/39th rounder of Mariners in 2016)
RHP Dylan Lester, San Jac (SO out of Brenham HS/Coogs transfer/2-time TJS/U of Pitt commit)

RHP Nicco Cole, Howard JC (FR out of Southlake Carroll HS/CSF commit)
LHP Ricky Apodaca, Howard JC (FR out of Albuquerque)
1B/OF Brett Cain, Howard JC (SO out of Waco/Coogs commit)
RHP Jordan Mikel, Howard JC (SO out of IL/ULM commit)
RHP David Bates, Howard JC (FR out of TN/Tulane commit)

RHP Jackson Leath, Blinn (SO from Waxahachie/U of Tenn commit)
RHP Jace Hutchins, Blinn (FR from College Station HS)
RHP Jacob Millender, Blinn (SO from Lamar HS/TSU commit)

LHP Gerrit Van Zijll, Alvin CC (FR from Clear Lake HS/TT commit)

RHP Chase Embry, McLennan (SO/uncommitted)
LHP Grant Miller, McLennan (SO/the ex-RR HSer is a TCU commit)


BTW, Lockhart for UH also pitches.  Fred has been good this season-or at least when I've gone to games.  Now Davis will probably get drafted as a 1b or DH.
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