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2017 MLB Draft – HS First Basemen

  1. 1B/LHP Nick Pratto (Huntington Beach HS, California): plus hit tool; above-average to plus power; great approach; perfect swing; plus glove; strong arm; good athlete; average speed; could also play OF: LHH; 85-91 FB; average 76-79 CU, flashes plus; average low-70s CB; reminds me of a Pavin Smith/Brendan McKay combo; USC commit; BA comp: Joey Votto; FAVORITE; 6-2, 200 pounds
  2. 1B Alejandro Toral (Archbishop McCarthy HS, Florida): plus hit tool; above-average to plus power upside; plus approach; plus bat speed; strong; average or better defender; average arm; below-average speed; sticking with him despite down spring due to injuries and being pitched around; D1 comp: Adrian Gonzalez; Monroy comp: Kendrys Morales; Miami commit; LHH; FAVORITE; 6-2, 220 pounds
  3. 1B/3B Tyler Hardman (Temescal Canyon HS, California): average hit tool; above-average to plus power upside; strong; below-average speed; average at best arm; RHH; Oklahoma commit; FAVORITE; 6-3, 200 pounds
  4. 1B/3B Tim Elko (Hillsborough HS, Florida): good approach; above-average to plus power upside; quick bat; strong; strong arm; RHH; Mississippi commit; 6-4, 225 pounds
  5. 1B/3B Jacob Gonzalez (Chaparral HS, Arizona): plus to plus-plus raw power; strong; below-average arm; good approach, getting better; older for class; BA comp: CJ Cron; TCU commit; RHH; 6-4, 200 pounds
  6. 1B/OF Terriez Fuller (Griffin HS, Georgia): easy plus raw power; very strong; average at best arm; hit tool will be question until it isn’t; average at best speed; can’t shake the Larry Green parallels; Chipola JC commit; LHH; 6-4, 240 pounds
  7. 1B/OF Nick Brueser (Hamilton HS, Arizona): good hit tool; power upside; plus defender; strong Stanford commit; RHH: 6-3, 180 pounds
  8. 1B/RHP Danny Zimmerman (Redondo Union HS, California): plus raw power; 83-88 FB; Michigan commit; 6-4, 235 pounds
  9. 1B Scout Knotts (South County HS, Virginia): power upside; good athlete; strong arm; RHH; 6-4, 210 pounds
  10. 1B Connor Allen (Merritt Island HS, Florida): above-average power upside; Miami commit; LHH: 6-4, 210 pounds

Forgive the incomplete notes below on the remaining prospects listed in alphabetical order…

1B Brendan Rose (Bronx HS of Science, New York): 6-4, 225 pounds

1B Cole McNamee (Georgia): strong; power upside; 6-4, 240 pounds

1B Dylan Yapp (California): strong arm; good defender; 81 FB; good SL

1B Eric Taylor (Midwest City HS, Oklahoma): RHH; 6-3, 210 pounds

1B Griffin Doersching (Wisconsin): power upside; Northern Kentucky commit; 6-4, 250 pounds

1B Jake Fredrickson (Shorewood HS, Washington): LHH; 6-2, 180 pounds

1B Malik Williams (Ontario): power upside

1B Ryan Glass (Georgia): power upside; good speed; Georgia State commit

1B Sammy Abbott (Curtis HS, Washington): LHH; 6-5, 220 pounds

1B Santiago Garcia (Alabama): quick bat; power upside; strong; good approach; Alabama State commit; 5-11, 200 pounds

1B Zach Busalacchi (Orange Lutheran HS, California): old for class; Oregon State commit; RHH; 6-4, 235 pounds

1B/3B Stephen Cullen (Georgia): power upside; Georgia State commit; 6-4, 220 pounds

1B/OF Miles Kelly (New York): power upside

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