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2017 MLB Draft – College Shortstops

  1. South Florida JR SS/2B Kevin Merrell: great athlete; really good glove, especially at 2B; plus to plus-plus speed; average or better arm, plays ups; good approach; can also play OF; LHH; FAVORITE; 6-1, 185 pounds (2015: .346/.403/.375 – 17 BB/36 K – 21/27 SB – 240 AB) (2016: .320/.418/.401 – 22 BB/22 K – 16/17 SB – 147 AB) (2017: .384/.464/.569 – 29 BB/31 K – 19/23 SB – 216 AB)
  2. Florida State JR SS/2B Taylor Walls: plus range; above-average to plus arm, some like it less; above-average speed; Pillere comp: Brock Holt; 5-10, 180 pounds (2015: .220/.373/.247 – 52 BB/55 K – 7/8 SB – 227 AB) (2016: .355/.479/.516 – 59 BB/45 K – 14/16 SB – 248 AB) (2017: .262/.401/.393 – 57 BB/43 K – 10/12 SB – 244 AB)
  3. Hartford JR SS/3B Ben Bengtson: quick bat; plus defensive tools; good athlete; good speed; strong arm; 6-1, 200 pounds (2015: .269/.365/.365 – 16 BB/24 K – 6/9 SB – 156 AB) (2016: .316/.385/.540 – 19 BB/27 K – 5/9 SB – 187 AB) (2017: .323/.401/.479 – 19 BB/25 K – 7/9 SB – 167 AB)
  4. Rice JR SS/OF Tristan Gray: good glove; plus bat speed; above-average to plus speed; good athlete; strong arm; can also play 2B; 91 FB; LHH; 6-3, 180 pounds (2015: .247/.310/.370 – 10 BB/31 K – 0/1 SB – 154 AB) (2016: .295/.353/.462 – 12 BB/31 K – 0/2 SB – 156 AB) (2017: .313/.399/.540 – 24 BB/34 K – 1/3 SB – 176 AB)
  5. Maryland JR SS Kevin Smith: really good glove, easy above-average range and makes all the plays hit to him; plus arm; above-average raw power; good approach; quick bat; good athlete; average at best speed, but smart on bases; polarizing player; BA comp: Zack Cozart; RHH; 6-0, 190 pounds (2015: .273/.358/.422 – 29 BB/35 K – 11/15 SB – 249 AB) (2016: .259/.308/.409 – 16 BB/49 K – 0/2 SB – 232 AB) (2017: .268/.323/.552 – 14 BB/48 K – 4/4 SB – 194 AB)
  6. Virginia JR SS/2B Ernie Clement: strong hit tool; plus CF range; plus glove at 2B; plus to plus-plus speed (in), others have it less (above-average); average arm; great athlete; outstanding bunter; very high contact approach; little power; BA comp: Chris Taylor; my view: Fernando Vina, Eric Young, David Eckstein; have heard Jose Peraza; 6-0, 160 pounds (2015: .245/.303/.310 – 9 BB/12 K – 3/11 SB – 229 AB) (2016: .351/.383/.443 – 13 BB/12 K – 6/10 SB – 262 AB) (2017: .315/.345/.366 – 13 BB/7 K – 14/16 SB – 254 AB)
  7. LSU SR SS/2B Kramer Robertson: average to above-average speed; average or better power; plus athlete; intriguing bat; steady glove, many think he sticks at short now but arm might still be a little short; 5-10, 170 pounds (2014: .200/.339/.290 – 17 BB/21 K – 3/4 SB – 100 AB) (2015: .232/.338/.286 – 9 BB/9 K – 1/1 SB – 56 AB) (2016: .324/.417/.440 – 27 BB/20 K – 14/18 SB – 259 AB) (2017: .314/.416/.498 – 35 BB/26 K – 7/10 SB – 255 AB)
  8. Wake Forest rSO SS/2B Bruce Steel: power upside; strong arm; steady glove; can also play 3B; FAVORITE; 6-1, 190 pounds (2015: .167/.241/.269 – 7 BB/19 K – 1/1 SB – 78 AB) (2017: .272/.386/.555 – 32 BB/54 K – 4/6 SB – 173 AB)
  9. Old Dominion JR SS/2B Zach Rutherford: really good glove, makes all the plays; average to above-average power upside; average to above-average speed; average at best arm; RHH; 6-2, 180 pounds (2015: .317/.367/.409 – 10 BB/26 K – 4/4 SB – 164 AB) (2016: .311/.372/.409 – 18 BB/35 K – 12/14 SB – 225 AB) (2017: .332/.397/.472 – 21 BB/39 K – 7/10 SB – 235 AB)
  10. Texas Tech JR SS Orlando Garcia: very good glove; average to above-average arm; above-average raw power; good athlete; 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .259/.326/.345 – 10 BB/28 K – 2/3 SB – 116 AB) (2016: .265/.378/.425 – 29 BB/46 K – 6/7 SB – 200 AB) (2017: .305/.386/.550 – 26 BB/62 K – 9/14 SB – 220 AB)
  11. Louisville JR SS/2B Devin Hairston: good hit tool; really good glove; average at best arm, just enough for SS with release helping it play up; above-average to plus speed, others like it way less; plus athlete; 5-8, 175 pounds (2015: .212/.274/.275 – 19 BB/39 K – 2/3 SB – 189 AB) (2016: .361/.415/.478 – 21 BB/32 K – 3/4 SB – 249 AB) (2017: .303/.347/.423 – 15 BB/32 K – 3/5 SB – 241 AB)
  12. Florida JR SS/2B Dalton Guthrie: average hit tool; average arm, plays up; really good glove; above-average to plus speed; exceptional instincts; coach comp (via D1): Adam Everett; 6-0, 185 pounds (2015: .287/.362/.365 – 29 BB/45 K – 6/12 SB – 282 AB) (2016: .305/.367/.366 – 25 BB/26 K – 8/13 SB – 279 AB) (2017: .262/.342/.351 – 25 BB/36 K – 10/15 SB – 225 AB)
  13. South Alabama rJR SS Drew LaBounty: good glove; 5-7, 170 pounds (2014: .237/.351/.272 – 29 BB/33 K – 1/1 SB – 173 AB) (2015: .371/.551/.400 – 11 BB/5 K – 0/0 SB – 35 AB) (2016: .294/.450/.393 – 55 BB/35 K – 14/21 SB – 201 AB) (2017: .301/.447/.444 – 50 BB/32 K – 7/8 SB – 196 AB)
  14. Binghamton JR SS Paul Rufo: good glove; 5-10, 200 pounds (2016: .306/.390/.412 – 20 BB/22 K – 5/7 SB – 170 AB) (2017: .347/.398/.505 – 6 BB/13 K – 3/3 SB – 95 AB)
  15. Kansas JR SS/3B Matt McLaughlin: good approach; good defensive tools; 6-1, 190 pounds (2015: .293/.398/.356 – 26 BB/24 K – 1/6 SB – 174 AB) (2017: .314/.420/.469 – 34 BB/31 K – 6/8 SB – 207 AB)
  16. Chipola JC SO SS Trey Dawson: above-average arm; good range; strong hit tool; LSU transfer; 6-2, 190 pounds (2017: .276/.418/.489 – 37 BB/51 K – 3/6 SB – 174 AB)
  17. UC Santa Barbara JR SS Clay Fisher: really good glove, flashes plus; average to above-average arm pre-surgery; good athlete; good approach; above-average speed; out in 2017 (TJ); 6-1, 175 pounds (2015: .240/.295/.296 – 11 BB/33 K – 5/9 SB – 179 AB) (2016: .285/.332/.377 – 15 BB/32 K – 14/19 SB – 239 AB) (2017: .200/.250/.382 – 3 BB/12 K – 0/1 SB – 55 AB)
  18. Florida SO SS/2B Deacon Liput: good hit tool; above-average to plus speed; average at best arm; steady glove, plus upside at 2B; good athlete; D1 comp: Nolan Fontana; LHH; 5-10, 190 pounds (2016: .270/.363/.398 – 34 BB/44 K – 13/17 SB – 241 AB) (2017: .216/.311/.288 – 31 BB/59 K – 12/18 SB – 222 AB)
  19. Lincoln Land JC SO SS Nick Maton: Eastern Illinois transfer; LHH: FAVORITE; 6-0, 185 pounds (2017: .408/.507/.722 – 34 BB/27 K – 33/35 SB – 169 AB)
  20. Tennessee Wesleyan SR SS Pedro Barrios: good hit tool; very good approach; steady glove; strong arm; good speed; FAVORITE; 5-8, 175 pounds (2017: .350/.412/.489 – 25 BB/19 K – 11 SB – 237 AB)
  21. Florida Gulf Coast JR SS/2B Julio Gonzalez: good glove; 5-10, 190 pounds (2017: .326/.409/.473 – 35 BB/34 K – 1/3 SB – 258 AB)
  22. Georgia Highlands JC FR SS Grant Bodison: power upside; strong arm; good athlete (2017: .270/.421/.417 – 24 BB/35 K – 12/13 SB – 163 AB)
  23. Central Michigan SR SS Alex Borglin: plus athlete; above-average to plus speed; good range; average at best arm; FAVORITE; 6-0, 175 pounds (2014: .225/.410/.312 – 35 BB/38 K – 6/6 SB – 138 AB) (2015: .308/.420/.402 – 37 BB/30 K – 5/9 SB – 224 AB) (2016: .299/.394/.402 – 32 BB/32 K – 5/9 SB – 241 AB) (2017: .288/.408/.403 – 39 BB/22 K – 9/12 SB – 236 AB)
  24. Kentucky SR SS/2B Connor Heady: above-average speed; above-average arm; 6-0, 175 pounds (2014: .133/.286/.183 – 12 BB/21 K – 1/2 SB – 60 AB) (2015: .211/.355/.263 – 21 BB/25 K – 2/5 SB – 152 AB) (2016: .186/.271/.256 – 4 BB/10 K – 0/0 SB – 43 AB) (2017: .276/.399/.419 – 36 BB/42 K – 2/6 SB – 210 AB)
  25. West Chester JR SS/2B Nick Ward (2016): good speed; good approach; 5-10, 180 pounds (2017: .342/.441/.568 – 22 BB/26 K – 11/11 SB – 199 AB)
  26. East Tennessee State rJR SS/RHP Chris Cook: power upside; good speed; can also play 3B; 6-1, 195 pounds (2014: .269/.341/.387 – 19 BB/25 K – 6/6 SB – 186 AB) (2015: .338/.389/.474 – 19 BB/27 K – 8/13 SB – 228 AB) (2016: .351/.385/.541 – 1 BB/5 K – 2/5 SB – 37 AB) (2017: .350/.424/.550 – 28 BB/41 K – 19/23 SB – 260 AB)
  27. California JR SS Preston Grand Pre: average or better speed; above-average to plus arm; plus upside with glove; power upside; raw; reminds me some of Daniel Pinero; 6-4, 180 pounds (2015: .264/.287/.327 – 4 BB/36 K – 2/7 SB – 208 AB) (2016: .290/.349/.364 – 9 BB/35 K – 5/7 SB – 176 AB) (2017: .325/.400/.425 – 6 BB/17 K – 5/9 SB – 80 AB)
  28. Longwood JR SS/3B Mike Osinski: good hit tool; above-average arm; above-average speed; plenty of range; 6-2, 185 pounds (2015: .278/.351/.374 – 18 BB/40 K – 5/7 SB – 187 AB) (2016: .305/.374/.391 – 25 BB/37 K – 8/9 SB – 233 AB) (2017: .308/.360/.443 – 17 BB/27 K – 13/14 SB – 201 AB)
  29. Quinnipiac SR SS/2B Matt Batten: really good glove; good speed; 5-11, 170 pounds (2014: .260/.312/.315 – 14 BB/24 K – 10/15 SB – 200 AB) (2015: .303/.357/.348 – 16 BB/24 K – 22/27 SB – 221 AB) (2016: .344/.402/.467 – 20 BB/21 K – 20/28 SB – 212 AB) (2017: .305/.369/.444 – 18 BB/22 K – 12/15 SB – 187 AB)
  30. Wagner SR SS Nick Mascelli: out in 2017 (injury); good glove; good speed; good approach; FAVORITE; 5-8, 175 pounds (2014: .293/.392/.317 – 27 BB/23 K – 5/12 SB – 205 AB) (2015: .304/.409/.372 – 29 BB/17 K – 4/6 SB – 191 AB) (2016: .374/.414/.472 – 14 BB/11 K – 2/6 SB – 195 AB)
  31. North Carolina Greensboro JR SS Tripp Shelton: above-average speed; good arm; steady glove; good approach; 5-11, 160 pounds (2015: .252/.314/.367 – 12 BB/25 K – 4/5 SB – 139 AB) (2016: .357/.428/.543 – 13 BB/21 K – 9/9 SB – 129 AB) (2017: .314/.387/.480 – 24 BB/36 K – 3/4 SB – 223 AB)
  32. Troy JR SS Matt Sanders: good athlete; good glove; 5-8, 175 pounds (2015: .247/.294/.379 – 10 BB/35 K – 7/8 SB – 182 AB) (2016: .317/.381/.407 – 18 BB/18 K – 3/4 SB – 167 AB) (2017: .303/.380/.412 – 25 BB/20 K – 15/19 SB – 238 AB)
  33. Coastal Carolina rJR SS/2B Jordan Gore: good speed; steady glove; good approach; strong arm; TJ survivor; South Carolina transfer; 6-0, 180 pounds (2014: .226/.304/.323 – 6 BB/14 K – 0/0 SB – 62 AB) (2015: .255/.322/.298 – 16 BB/25 K – 3/5 SB – 161 AB) (2017: .318/.389/.415 – 26 BB/39 K – 3/7 SB – 217 AB)
  34. Bonaventure JR SS Cole Peterson: 5-11, 155 pounds (2015: .277/.384/.333 – 28 BB/16 K – 19/25 SB – 177 AB) (2016: .289/.355/.376 – 16 BB/18 K – 19/27 SB – 197 AB) (2017: .335/.409/.482 – 19 BB/19 K – 24/28 SB – 191 AB)
  35. Middle Tennessee State SR SS Riley Delgado: steady glove; average arm; average at best speed; PG comp: Peter Mooney; FAVORITE; 5-10, 175 pounds (2016: .388/.492/.437 – 34 BB/12 K – 4/7 SB – 206 AB) (2017: .352/.427/.464 – 23 BB/19 K – 0/1 SB – 233 AB)
  36. Michigan SR SS Michael Brdar: strong arm; steady glove; 6-1, 175 pounds (2016: .250/.318/.324 – 15 BB/33 K – 3/8 SB – 176 AB) (2017: .310/.370/.409 – 23 BB/23 K – 19/24 SB – 242 AB)
  37. Cal State Fullerton SR SS Timmy Richards: steady glove; average arm; average to above-average speed; 6-0, 200 pounds (2014: .215/.292/.215 – 7 BB/19 K – 1/1 SB – 65 AB) (2015: .229/.375/.309 – 30 BB/42 K – 8/9 SB – 175 AB) (2016: .280/.361/.468 – 24 BB/52 K – 10/12 SB – 218 AB) (2017: .296/.373/.450 – 18 BB/31 K – 0/1 SB – 169 AB)
  38. Princeton JR SS/RHP Asher Lee-Tyson: good glove; 5-11, 175 pounds (2015: .247/.337/.260 – 10 BB/14 K – 2/4 SB – 73 AB) (2016: .268/.352/.331 – 15 BB/11 K – 3/3 SB – 127 AB) (2017: .264/.361/.384 – 17 BB/22 K – 2/2 SB – 125 AB)
  39. Oregon JR SS/2B Kyle Kasser: steady glove; can also play 3B and 1B; 5-10, 175 pounds (2015: .208/.355/.250 – 5 BB/2 K – 0/0 SB – 24 AB) (2016: .266/.365/.315 – 23 BB/19 K – 7/8 SB – 143 AB) (2017: .352/.435/.408 – 25 BB/18 K – 6/9 SB – 213 AB)
  40. UC Irvine rSR SS Mikey Duarte: steady glove; 5-11, 200 pounds (2015: .345/.416/.429 – 18 BB/20 K – 1/4 SB – 226 AB) (2017: .320/.395/.448 – 19 BB/19 K – 3/4 SB – 194 AB)
  41. Dallas Baptist SR SS/2B Camden Duzenack: sneaky pop; good glove; 5-9, 170 pounds (2014: .321/.383/.430 – 13 BB/25 K – 6/9 SB – 165 AB) (2015: .286/.379/.394 – 21 BB/19 K – 9/10 SB – 241 AB) (2016: .287/.348/.438 – 15 BB/24 K – 6/8 SB – 178 AB) (2017: .278/.384/.551 – 26 BB/42 K – 4/9 SB – 227 AB)
  42. Indiana State JR SS Tyler Friis: good glove; 5-10, 180 pounds (2015: .264/.375/.314 – 24 BB/20 K – 9/14 SB – 140 AB) (2016: .293/.341/.323 – 14 BB/26 K – 10/14 SB – 198 AB) (2017: .322/.405/.422 – 23 BB/16 K – 14/18 SB – 180 AB)
  43. Bethune-Cookman rJR SS Demetrius Sims: really good defensive tools; plus range; strong arm; good speed; Emmanuel Marrero comp; 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .283/.354/.337 – 13 BB/36 K – 2/4 SB – 184 AB) (2016: .288/.352/.394 – 18 BB/47 K – 14/17 SB – 208 AB) (2017: .323/.412/.430 – 21 BB/54 K – 13/18 SB – 223 AB)
  44. Mississippi State JR SS/2B Ryan Gridley: average speed; strong arm; steady glove; more quick than fast; 5-9, 180 pounds (2015: .243/.319/.314 – 14 BB/19 K – 4/4 SB – 169 AB) (2017: .331/.395/.462 – 20 BB/38 K – 7/17 SB – 266 AB)
  45. Oral Roberts JR SS Nick Roark: quick bat; good defensive tools; 6-0, 185 pounds (2015: .287/.376/.340 – 14 BB/18 K – 5/5 SB – 94 AB) (2016: .277/.357/.387 – 25 BB/41 K – 3/6 SB – 235 AB) (2017: .307/.418/.404 – 35 BB/39 K – 12/15 SB – 225 AB)
  46. Alabama JR SS Chandler Avant: good speed; sneaky pop; good athlete; steady glove; 5-11, 175 pounds (2015: .266/.324/.298 – 17 BB/42 K – 11/14 SB – 248 AB) (2016: .278/.319/.406 – 7 BB/14 K – 5/6 SB – 133 AB) (2017: .286/.341/.394 – 12 BB/31 K – 6/12 SB – 231 AB)
  47. Mercer SR SS Matt Meeder: steady glove; 5-8, 170 pounds (2014: .259/.394/.278 – 9 BB/17 K – 0/2 SB – 54 AB) (2015: .293/.464/.399 – 48 BB/36 K – 2/5 SB – 198 AB) (2016: .279/.449/.373 – 47 BB/27 K – 1/3 SB – 204 AB) (2017: .308/.417/.421 – 18 BB/17 K – 0/2 SB – 107 AB)
  48. Arizona SR SS/2B Louis Boyd: above-average glove; average to above-average speed; 5-9, 170 pounds (2016: .240/.378/.306 – 36 BB/42 K – 11/14 SB – 183 AB) (2017: .265/.363/.324 – 18 BB/17 K – 5/6 SB – 136 AB)
  49. Seattle SR SS Griffin Andreychuk: good speed; 5-9, 185 pounds (2014: .297/.409/.324 – 11 BB/16 K – 3/3 SB – 111 AB) (2015: .306/.407/.421 – 31 BB/42 K – 7/8 SB – 216 AB) (2016: .293/.397/.386 – 28 BB/32 K – 11/16 SB – 215 AB) (2017: .267/.397/.400 – 33 BB/39 K – 3/6 SB – 195 AB)
  50. Eastern Kentucky rJR SS/2B Cornell Nixon: good athlete; plus speed; Kennesaw State transfer; 5-8, 165 pounds (2014: .228/.320/.252 – 15 BB/30 K – 4/5 SB – 127 AB) (2017: .305/.376/.384 – 19 BB/31 K – 17/20 SB – 177 AB)

Alphabetical order for the rest…

Ball State SR SS/RHP Alex Maloney: good athlete; strong arm; mid-80s FB; varies arm slot; 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .256/.323/.370 – 23 BB/47 K – 6/8 SB – 219 AB) (2016: .305/.399/.408 – 34 BB/34 K – 12/19 SB – 233 AB) (2017: .271/.375/.428 – 39 BB/34 K – 2/9 SB – 229 AB)
Baylor JR SS/2B Tucker Cascadden: strong arm; can also play 3B; 5-10, 185 pounds (2017: .264/.326/.350 – 14 BB/25 K – 2/6 SB – 163 AB)
Boston College SR SS/3B Johnny Adams: steady glove; solid arm; average speed; can also play 2B; 6-1, 190 pounds (2014: .223/.320/.246 – 16 BB/24 K – 1/3 SB – 130 AB) (2015: .240/.330/.320 – 21 BB/35 K – 10/15 SB – 175 AB) (2016: .284/.342/.379 – 17 BB/38 K – 6/9 SB – 211 AB) (2017: .211/.309/.294 – 22 BB/46 K – 11/13 SB – 180 AB)
Butler SR SS/2B Michael Hartnagel: good athlete; 5-9, 160 pounds (2016: .319/.364/.414 – 13 BB/36 K – 2/3 SB – 210 AB) (2017: .328/.405/.464 – 24 BB/25 K – 3/9 SB – 192 AB)
Cal State Northridge SR SS/2B Fred Smith: steady glove; 5-9, 170 pounds (2016: .314/.340/.368 – 8 BB/22 K – 8/10 SB – 239 AB) (2017: .267/.314/.394 – 15 BB/23 K – 10/13 SB – 221 AB)
Central Florida SR SS Brennan Bozeman: steady glove; 6-1, 185 pounds (2016: .299/.389/.344 – 18 BB/19 K – 9/17 SB – 157 AB) (2017: .256/.328/.321 – 12 BB/15 K – 9/10 SB – 168 AB)
Charleston Southern JR SS Kyle Vesnesky: 5-11, 170 pounds (2017: .274/.350/.335 – 17 BB/24 K – 5/5 SB – 179 AB)
Cincinnati JR SS Manny Rodriguez: good glove; 5-10, 160 pounds (2015: .223/.278/.283 – 12 BB/58 K – 5/9 SB – 184 AB) (2016: .219/.283/.305 – 14 BB/38 K – 7/12 SB – 187 AB) (2017: .242/.297/.331 – 6 BB/22 K – 4/4 SB – 124 AB)
Clemson rSO SS/2B Grayson Byrd: strong defensive tools; above-average speed; LSU transfer; 6-2, 190 pounds (2017: .289/.350/.350 – 16 BB/44 K – 3/4 SB – 180 AB)
Connecticut SR SS/2B Aaron Hill: good athlete; plus speed; really good defender; strong arm; quick bat; good approach; BA comp: Rajai Davis; 5-9, 190 pounds (2014: .200/.331/.200 – 18 BB/24 K – 6/9 SB – 125 AB) (2015: .229/.362/.295 – 19 BB/30 K – 4/4 SB – 105 AB) (2016: .210/.303/.258 – 19 BB/43 K – 5/9 SB – 186 AB) (2017: .174/.333/.233 – 15 BB/22 K – 5/6 SB – 86 AB)
Davidson JR SS/3B Alec Acosta: good glove; 5-11, 190 pounds (2015: .295/.335/.390 – 12 BB/23 K – 0/1 SB – 210 AB) (2016: .275/.319/.327 – 13 BB/17 K – 3/4 SB – 171 AB) (2017: .312/.382/.418 – 21 BB/28 K – 0/0 SB – 237 AB)
Dayton SR SS/2B Maverick Prine: power upside; good speed; 6-0, 200 pounds (2016: .186/.217/.326 – 2 BB/18 K – 2/3 SB – 43 AB) (2017: .302/.367/.472 – 4 BB/15 K – 2/2 SB – 53 AB)
East Carolina SR SS Wesley Phillips: good hit tool; good speed; Wichita State transfer; 5-10, 180 pounds (2016: .079/.122/.184 – 1 BB/9 K – 1/1 SB – 38 AB) (2017: .267/.352/.347 – 10 BB/17 K – 3/6 SB – 75 AB)
Fordham SR SS/RHP Luke Stampfl (2016): 6-3, 200 pounds (2014: .206/.294/.299 – 12 BB/16 K – 2/2 SB – 97 AB) (2014: 7.87 K/9 – 4.50 BB/9 – 7 IP – 3.37 ERA) (2016: 5.63 K/9 – 2.25 BB/9 – 8.0 IP – 7.88 ERA) (2017: .313/.375/.513 – 14 BB/23 K – 2/3 SB – 150 AB)
Gardner-Webb SR SS Paul Trick: 6-4, 200 pounds (2016: .260/.346/.387 – 23 BB/48 K – 4/7 SB – 204 AB) (2017: .248/.335/.404 – 27 BB/48 K – 4/7 SB – 218 AB)
Hofstra SR SS/2B Brad Witkowski: good glove; good athlete; 5-10, 190 pounds (2014: .330/.410/.364 – 11 BB/10 K – 2/3 SB – 88 AB) (2015: .312/.406/.408 – 15 BB/24 K – 10/16 SB – 157 AB) (2016: .289/.357/.417 – 15 BB/18 K – 8/10 SB – 187 AB) (2017: .276/.372/.406 – 18 BB/18 K – 7/9 SB – 170 AB)
Jacksonville State JR SS Taylor Hawthorne: 6-3, 200 pounds (2015: .315/.408/.403 – 22 BB/23 K – 5/6 SB – 149 AB) (2016: .337/.388/.533 – 20 BB/34 K – 1/1 SB – 199 AB) (2017: .342/.419/.516 – 21 BB/23 K – 5/6 SB – 155 AB)
Marist JR SS Andrew Rouse: 5-11, 200 pounds (2017: .311/.391/.417 – 26 BB/32 K – 12/16 SB – 206 AB)
Nebraska rSR SS/OF Alex Raburn: great athlete; UNC transfer; 5-10, 190 pounds (2013: .208/.309/.250 – 5 BB/8 K – 1/2 SB – 48 AB) (2014: .263/.363/.326 – 13 BB/19 K – 3/3 SB – 95 AB) (2015: .243/.344/.355 – 19 BB/26 K – 2/5 SB – 152 AB) (2017: .177/.261/.194 – 7 BB/17 K – 1/1 SB – 62 AB)
Northern Kentucky rJR SS Jake Richmond: good arm; good athlete; Cincinnati transfer; 6-3, 190 pounds (2017: .296/.407/.474 – 32 BB/60 K – 8/17 SB – 230 AB)
Ohio State SR SS/C Jalen Washington: plus athlete; strong arm; good range; FAVORITE; 6-1, 200 pounds (2015: .280/.367/.280 – 4 BB/1 K – 4/5 SB – 25 AB) (2016: .249/.352/.343 – 26 BB/49 K – 14/19 SB – 213 AB) (2017: .266/.350/.468 – 14 BB/40 K – 14/18 SB – 222 AB)
Oklahoma State JR SS/2B Jacob Chappell: plus speed; good approach; good defensive tools; average arm; BA comp: Trea Turner; 6-0, 165 pounds (2015: .250/.400/.306 – 32 BB/39 K – 6/6 SB – 144 AB) (2016: .190/.255/.190 – 4 BB/12 K – 2/2 SB – 42 AB) (2017: .188/.316/.250 – 10 BB/22 K – 2/2 SB – 64 AB)
Pittsburgh rSO SS Liam Sabino: above-average speed; good glove; Vanderbilt transfer; 6-1, 190 pounds (2015: .240/.231/.320 – 0 BB/7 K – 2/2 SB – 25 AB)
Purdue JR SS/2B Harry Shipley: good glove; good speed; 5-9, 165 pounds (2015: .274/.404/.296 – 26 BB/43 K – 4/7 SB – 186 AB) (2016: .178/.347/.204 – 22 BB/23 K – 7/7 SB – 152 AB) (2017: .266/.405/.337 – 23 BB/48 K – 24/31 SB – 199 AB)
Richmond JR SS Vinny Capra: 5-9, 160 pounds (2017: .355/.420/.488 – 21 BB/25 K – 5/10 SB – 211 AB)
Saint Louis JR SS Alex King: 6-2, 200 pounds (2015: .291/.381/.363 – 23 BB/38 K – 3/5 SB – 182 AB) (2016: .260/.337/.288 – 16 BB/28 K – 1/3 SB – 177 AB) (2017: .294/.376/.503 – 26 BB/38 K – 5/10 SB – 197 AB)
San Diego State rJR SS Danny Sheehan: good defender; 6-0, 180 pounds (2017: .344/.430/.504 – 27 BB/30 K – 11/15 SB – 250 AB)
St. Joseph’s JR SS/2B Matt Maul: 6-0, 160 pounds (2015: .319/.375/.368 – 19 BB/30 K – 9/11 SB – 204 AB) (2016: .249/.333/.282 – 24 BB/38 K – 5/9 SB – 213 AB) (2017: .328/.375/.373 – 13 BB/22 K – 10/12 SB – 177 AB)
St. Joseph’s SR SS Taylor Boyd: good speed; 5-8, 160 pounds (2015: .272/.360/.337 – 21 BB/31 K – 10/11 SB – 169 AB) (2016: .284/.377/.345 – 25 BB/29 K – 7/9 SB – 194 AB) (2017: .233/.333/.315 – 18 BB/19 K – 2/4 SB – 146 AB)
Stony Brook SR SS Jeremy Giles: 5-11, 180 pounds (2015: .253/.377/.342 – 31 BB/20 K – 1/2 SB – 158 AB) (2016: .258/.370/.320 – 24 BB/30 K – 0/1 SB – 128 AB) (2017: .190/.414/.314 – 43 BB/30 K – 0/1 SB – 121 AB)
TCU SR SS Ryan Merrill: average to above-average speed; good arm; steady glove; good athlete; LHH; 5-11, 185 pounds (2016: .298/.353/.410 – 17 BB/31 K – 11/15 SB – 178 AB) (2017: .242/.339/.371 – 28 BB/36 K – 16/18 SB – 194 AB)
Valparaiso JR SS Chad Jacob: 6-1, 175 pounds (2015: .272/.342/.330 – 10 BB/17 K – 0/0 SB – 103 AB) (2016: .204/.279/.259 – 3 BB/4 K – 1/3 SB – 54 AB) (2017: .291/.380/.426 – 18 BB/17 K – 2/3 SB – 141 AB)
Virginia JR SS/2B Justin Novak: average speed; good glove anywhere, can also play C and 3B; 5-9, 160 pounds (2015: .095/.200/.108 – 5 BB/13 K – 1/1 SB – 74 AB) (2016: .273/.348/.333 – 12 BB/15 K – 1/1 SB – 165 AB) (2017: .295/.377/.388 – 13 BB/13 K – 3/3 SB – 129 AB)
West Virginia rSO SS/2B Jimmy Galusky: steady glove; 6-3, 160 pounds (2016: .282/.330/.367 – 13 BB/41 K – 3/5 SB) (2017: .244/.329/.350 – 22 BB/56 K – 8/12 SB – 197 AB)
Winthrop rSO SS Jake Sullivan: good athlete; steady glove; 6-0, 185 pounds (2015: .174/.208/.317 – 1 BB/9 K – 0/0 SB – 23 AB) (2016: .125/.344/.167 – 4 BB/5 K – 1/1 SB – 24 AB) (2017: .279/.364./338 – 18 BB/42 K – 3/4 SB – 154 AB)
Wright State SR SS Kevin Whatley: strong arm; steady glove; 5-11, 185 pounds (2016: .150/.400/.350 – 8 BB/8 K – 2/2 SB – 20 AB) (2017: .242/.382/.341 – 25 BB/29 K – 9/11 SB – 132 AB)
Xavier rJR SS Mitch Gallagher: Pepperdine transfer; 6-1, 180 pounds (2017: .265/.354/.409 – 18 BB/35 K – 11/13 SB – 181 AB)

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