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2017 MLB Draft – HS Outfielders

  1. OF/SS Royce Lewis (JSerra HS, California): plus bat speed; above-average to plus raw power; above-average to plus arm; plus to plus-plus speed; could be dynamite in CF with more work; could also be tried at 2B; advanced approach; 2080 comps: Lewis Brinson, Desmond Jennings, Justin Upton; younger for class; UC Irvine commit; like him way more than SoCal 1-1 last year (Moniak); RHH; FAVORITE; 6-2, 185 pounds
  2. OF/RHP Jordon Adell (Ballard HS, Kentucky): plus to plus-plus speed; plus to plus-plus raw power; plus to plus-plus arm; plus bat speed; 89-94 FB, 95 peak; above-average to plus 77-83 CB/SL; 83-86 CU; Sam Monroy: Preston Wilson; RHH; young for class; biggest boom/bust gamble in the draft; Louisville commit; FAVORITE; 6-3, 200 pounds
  3. OF Austin Beck (North Davidson HS, North Carolina): good athlete; plus power upside; plus bat speed; above-average to plus speed; plus arm; CF range; good approach; very similar boom/bust qualities as Jordan Adell; PG comp: Mike Trout (!); Sam Monroy comp: Clint Frazier; North Carolina commit; FAVORITE; RHH; 6-1, 190 pounds
  4. OF/C Steven Williams (Deerfield-Windsor HS, Georgia): born to hit; good approach; plus raw power; plus bat speed; average speed; great athlete; above-average to plus arm; Auburn commit; LHH; FAVORITE; 6-3, 220 pounds
  5. OF Heliot Ramos (Leadership Christian HS, Puerto Rico): plus raw power; above-average to plus speed; above-average to plus arm; easy CF range; plus bat speed; young for class; Florida International commit; younger, arguably toolsier version of Bubba Thompson; RHH; 6-2, 185 pounds
  6. OF Bubba Thompson (McGill-Toolin HS, Alabama): above-average to plus speed; plus athlete; CF range; plus power upside; plus bat speed; all comes down to the hit tool for him; invite to draft sure makes it seem like he has a first round guarantee; Alabama commit; RHH; 6-2, 180 pounds
  7. OF Jonny DeLuca (Aguora HS, California): above-average hit tool; plus speed; plus arm; plus CF range; plus athlete; Oregon commit; BHH; FAVORITE; 6-0, 180 pounds
  8. OF Garrett Mitchell (Orange Lutheran HS, California): plus bat speed; plus to plus-plus speed; above-average to plus raw power, swing not geared for it presently; above-average to plus arm; good athlete; easy CF range; Sam Monroy comp: Jay Bruce; LHH; UCLA commit; FAVORITE; 6-2, 200 pounds
  9. OF Drew Waters (Etowah HS, Georgia): average hit tool, chance for more; plus raw power; plus bat speed; above-average speed to plus speed; above-average to plus arm; good approach; CF range; great athlete; BHH; Georgia commit; FAVORITE; 6-2, 180 pounds
  10. OF Cole Brannen (The Westfield School, Georgia): interesting hit tool; quick bat; average to above-average arm; plus to plus-plus speed; easy CF range; great athlete; good approach; older for class; LHH; Georgia Southern commit; 6-1, 190 pounds
  11. OF Jordan Anderson (Clemens HS, Alabama): good hit tool; above-average raw power; good approach; above-average to plus arm; easy CF range; quick bat; plus athlete; plus speed; Mississippi State commit; RHH; FAVORITE; 6-2, 190 pounds
  12. OF/1B Cole Turney (Travis HS, Texas): plus bat speed; really interesting hit tool, more upside than present value; plus power upside, don’t have to go far to project it; average to above-average arm; strong; average at best speed; could play CF, but feels stretched to me; PG comp: Billy McKinney; reminds me some of Kirilloff, have heard Geoff Jenkins; Monroy comp: Burnitz; PG comp: Jay Bruce; Arkansas commit; LHH; 6-0, 200 pounds
  13. OF Tristen Lutz (Martin HS, Texas): average hit tool; average or better speed; above-average to plus power upside; quick bat; above-average plus arm; good athlete; strong; good approach; should be really good in a corner; Texas commit; RHH; FAVORITE; 6-4, 210 pounds
  14. OF Kyle Jacobsen (Allatoona HS, Georgia): above-average hit tool; quick bat; above-average to plus speed; CF range; great athlete; average arm; heady player; older for class; South Carolina commit; RHH; FAVORITE; 6-0, 185 pounds
  15. OF Quentin Holmes (Monsignor McClancy HS, New York): above-average hit tool; quick bat; plus to plus-plus speed; sneaky power upside; great athlete; average at best arm; easy CF range; good approach; young for class; PG comps: Lewis Brinson, Brian Hunter; RHH; Mississippi State commit; 6-1, 175 pounds
  16. OF/LHP Daniel Cabrera (Parkview Baptist HS, Louisiana): plus hit tool; average or better arm; average at best speed; some power upside; quick bat; 87-89 FB; good CU; LSU commit; LHH; 6-1, 185 pounds
  17. OF Mason House (Whitehouse HS, Texas): plus raw power; above-average speed; above-average arm; plus athlete; another mystery hit tool gamble; LHH; Oklahoma State commit; BA comp: Billy McKinney; 6-2, 190 pounds
  18. OF Baron Radcliff (Norcross HS, Georgia): quick bat; great athlete; plus power upside; average to above-average speed; good approach; FAVORITE; Georgia Tech commit; LHH; 6-4, 215 pounds
  19. OF/LHP Christian Robinson (Viera HS, Florida): above-average to plus power upside; average to above-average arm; average or better speed; good athlete; strong; mid-80s FB; good CB/SL; young for class; LHH; Stanford commit; FAVORITE; 6-2, 200 pounds
  20. OF/LHP Gabriel Rodriguez (Colegio Angel David HS, Puerto Rico): good hit tool; above-average raw power; plus arm; low-90s FB; Florida International commit; LHH; FAVORITE; 6-2, 190 pounds
  21. OF Kevin Watson (Beaverton HS, Oregon): plus athlete; good arm; easy CF range; above-average speed; good approach; Oregon State commit; LHH; FAVORITE; 6-1, 190 pounds
  22. OF Conner Uselton (Southmoore HS, Oklahoma): above-average hit tool; strong; above-average to plus power upside; strong arm; above-average speed; above-average arm; quick bat; good athlete; fits best in a corner; older for class; RHH; Oklahoma State commit; 6-4, 190 pounds
  23. OF/1B Calvin Mitchell (Rancho Bernardo HS, California): really good hit tool, chance for plus; above-average to plus power upside; plus bat speed; good approach; good in a corner; average at best speed; below-average arm; think of him as a better Cornelius Randolph; San Diego commit; LHH; FAVORITE; 6-1, 190 pounds
  24. OF Leugim Castillo (Lancaster HS, New York): above-average power upside; plus to plus-plus speed; quick bat; average arm; great athlete; RHH; Oklahoma commit; 6-3, 220 pounds
  25. OF Kier Meredith (Glenn HS, North Carolina): good approach; plus to plus-plus speed; easy CF range; below-average arm; BA comp: Ben Revere; Clemson commit; LHH; FAVORITE; 5-11, 175 pounds
  26. OF Zachary Daniels (Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, Georgia): plus bat speed; above-average raw power; great athlete; above-average to plus speed; average at best arm; BA comp: Daz Cameron; Tennessee commit; RHH; 6-1, 185 pounds
  27. OF Jacob Pearson (West Monroe HS, Louisiana): above-average to plus hit tool; above-average to plus speed; power upside; CF range; average at best arm; BA comp: Jake Mangum; old for class; LSU commit; LHH; 5-11, 190 pounds
  28. OF/C Blake Paugh (Chaparral HS, Arizona): good hit tool; plus power upside; average speed; Arizona commit; RHH; 6-2, 200 pounds
  29. OF Johnathan Rodriguez (Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy, Puerto Rico): plus raw power; plus bat speed; above-average to plus arm; young for class; Florida International commit; BHH; 6-3, 180 pounds
  30. OF/1B Oraj Anu (The Next Level Academy, Florida): above-average to plus raw power; plus bat speed; above-average to plus speed; great athlete; below-average arm, limits him to LF presently; BHH; Florida International commit; 6-3, 210 pounds
  31. OF Patrick DeMarco (Winder-Barrow HS, Georgia): above-average power; average to above-average speed, plus for some; above-average arm; CF range; Vanderbilt commit; 5-11, 200 pounds
  32. OF Nelson Velasquez (PJ Education HS, Puerto Rico): plus bat speed; above-average power upside; plus arm; plus speed;
  33. OF Kenny Oyama (California): plus approach; plus speed; great bunter; easy CF range; Loyola Marymount commit; 5-6, 150 pounds
  34. OF/3B Joshua Crouch (Florida): plus raw power; plus bat speed; above-average arm; below-average speed; RHH; Florida International commit
  35. OF Zachary DeLoach (Hebron HS, Texas): quick bat; average to above-average raw power; average speed; average to above-average arm; good athlete; Texas A&M commit; LHH; 6-1, 200 pounds
  36. OF/RHP Jack Schneider (Daviess County HS, Kentucky): plus arm; quick bat; plus to plus-plus speed; average raw power; Hunter Pence comp; older for class; RHH; 94-96 FB; Murray State commit; 6-3, 190 pounds
  37. OF/3B Andres Santana (Doral Academy, Florida): above-average raw power; above-average to plus arm; above-average speed; Florida International commit; RHH; 6-1, 185 pounds
  38. OF/RHP Kamron Fields (Lakeview Centennial HS, Texas): plus athlete; plus speed; easy CF range; plus arm; can also play SS; 90-92 FB; CB; RHH; Texas commit; 6-3, 185 pounds
  39. OF Je’Von Carrier-Ward (Gahr HS, California): quick bat; plus athlete; average to above-average raw power; average speed; below-average arm; Dexter Fowler comp; 2080 comp: Greg Polanco; reminds me a ton of Dom Brown; USC commit; LHH; 6-4, 180 pounds
  40. OF Ian Jenkins (Collins Hill HS, Georgia): plus raw power; above-average to plus arm; slow; older for class; South Carolina commit
  41. OF Gabriel Rivera (Killian HS, Florida): plus raw power; plus arm; average at best speed; Miami commit; RHH; 5-11, 200 pounds
  42. OF Trey Leonard (George Washington HS, Iowa): good hit tool; good speed; strong arm; LHH; Louisville commit; 6-0, 175 pounds
  43. OF Dalton Wingo (Plant City HS, Florida): quick bat; average or better power; plus arm; good speed; good athlete; Central Florida commit; RHH: 6-2, 190 pounds
  44. OF Reese Albert (Jupiter HS, Florida): average raw power; average speed; above-average arm; Florida State commit; LHH: 6-1, 190 pounds
  45. OF/1B Mason Martin (Southridge HS, Washington): plus raw power; LHH; 6-2, 200 pounds
  46. OF/1B Zach Hogueisson (Christian HS, California): plus raw power; locked into LF; Arizona State commit; LHH; 6-4, 200 pounds
  47. OF Timmy Tawa (West Linn HS, Oregon): good athlete; plus speed; average to above-average raw power; CF range; Stanford commit; 6-0, 175 pounds
  48. OF Randy Bednar (Landon HS, Maryland): plus bat speed; power upside; average or better arm; average or better speed; Maryland commit
  49. OF Clayton Keyes (Bishop Carroll SS, Alberta): power upside; good speed; not much speed; below-average arm; young for class; Washington State commit; RHH; 6-1, 215 pounds
  50. OF Tor Sehnert (Peters Township HS, Pennsylvania): average arm; average speed; average power upside; strong; Coastal Carolina commit; RHH; 6-0, 185 pounds

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

OF Adam Holland (William Penn Charter, Pennsylvania): good speed; strong arm; RHH; 5-9, 175 pounds

OF Adam Plouffe (St. Michael’s SS, Ontario): strong arm; RHH; 5-10, 180 pounds

OF Alerick Soularie (Texas): good athlete; quick bat; power upside; RHH; Arkansas commit; 6-0, 180 pounds

OF Alexander Almonte (Lawrence HS, Massachusetts): good speed; strong arm; power upside; RHH; 6-1, 180 pounds

OF Allbry Major (North Central HS, Indiana): good speed; strong arm; BHH; 6-5, 200 pounds

OF Angel Gonzalez (Puerto Rico): good hit tool; good speed; strong arm; 6-2, 175 pounds

OF Benjamin McClain (Lee’s Summit West HS, Missouri): good hit tool; good speed; good athlete; LHH; 5-11, 185 pounds

OF Blake Mann (Chaminade College Prep, California): power upside; good speed; strong arm; RHH; 6-1, 180 pounds

OF Bo Majkowski (Johns Creek HS, Georgia): plus arm, very accurate; good athlete

OF Brett Bagus (Brother Rice HS, Illinois): plus speed; RHH; 5-10, 155 pounds

OF Brian Ellis: quick bat; good speed; LHH

OF Bryan Lopez (Puerto Rico): good hit tool

OF Bryce Simon (Cascade HS, Iowa): strong arm; LHH; 6-2, 165 pounds

OF Bryce Teodosio (Mauldin HS, South Carolina): power upside; good athlete; good speed; RHH; 6-3, 190 pounds

OF Caleb Thompson (Texas): good speed; 6-1, 175 pounds

OF Cam Hill: good speed; strong arm

OF Cameron Cratic (Wisconsin): good speed

OF Cameron Norgren (Panther Creek HS, North Carolina): strong arm; BHH; 6-1, 185 pounds

OF Carlos Diaz (Puerto Rico): good athlete; plus speed; strong arm; easy CF range; 6-1, 160 pounds

OF Christophe Senghor (Georgia): good athlete; good speed; strong arm

OF Colin Hall (Georgia): strong arm

OF Connor McCaffery (Iowa City West HS, Iowa): good speed; LHH; Iowa commit; 6-5, 200 pounds

OF Cooper Davis (St. Aloysius Gonzaga SS, Ontario): above-average to plus speed; good defender; little power; LHH; Vanderbilt commit

OF Dane Randall (Iowa City West HS, Iowa): good speed; RHH; 5-8, 170 pounds

OF Daniel Matranga (Archmere Academy, Pennsylvania): good speed; RHH; 6-1, 185 pounds

OF Derrick Odom (Georgia): quick bat

OF Desmond Gates (Bishop Montgomery HS, California): good speed; LHH; 5-10, 160 pounds

OF Donta Williams (Nevada): plus speed; strong arm; plus athlete Arizona commit

OF Ethan Gallagher (Maryland): power upside; strong; RHH; Wake Forest commit

OF Gaoshua Williams (Illinois): good athlete; plus speed; Central Michigan commit

OF Garrett McCarthy (Saint Francis HS, California): quick bat; good speed; strong arm; RHH; 5-8, 165 pounds

OF Ian Diaz (Chestnut Hill Academy, Pennsylvania): power upside; quick bat; RHH; 5-10, 185 pounds

OF Ian Matos (Puerto Rico): good speed; strong arm

OF Isaiah Smith (Battleground HS, Washington): Washington State commit; RHH; 6-3, 190 pounds

OF Jaree Pledger (Walnut Grove HS, Georgia): good speed; strong arm; RHH; 5-10, 200 pounds

OF Jason Rooks (Walton HS, Georgia): Georgia Tech commit

OF Javeon Cody (Georgia): good speed; quick bat; 6-3, 200 pounds

OF Jean Barreto (Puerto Rico): good speed; strong arm

OF Jerry Davis (Grace Prep, Texas): good speed; strong arm; RHH; 6-3, 210 pounds

OF Jesse Franklin (Seattle Prep HS, Washington): above-average to plus speed; Michigan commit; LHH: 6-2, 210 pounds

OF Jimmy Luis Fred Mapakou Djembo (New Jersey): good athlete; plus speed; RHH; 5-11, 180 pounds

OF Joey Wiemer (Michigan): strong arm; 90 FB; Cincinnati commit

OF Jordan Greenway (California): good speed; CF range

OF Jordan Nwogu (Michigan): good speed; strong; Michigan commit; 6-2, 225 pounds

OF Jose Yadiel Martinez (Puerto Rico): good speed; strong arm; 6-0, 160 pounds

OF Judson Ward (Alabama): strong

OF Junior Coleman (Patrick Henry HS, California): good speed; RHH; 5-11, 160 pounds

OF Justin Farmer (Riverview HS, Florida): great athlete; McDaniel comp: Daz Cameron

OF Justin Files (Braintree HS, Massachusetts): good glove; RHH; 5-11, 185 pounds

OF Kaiser Weiss (Oxnard HS, California): quick bat; BHH; 6-0, 170 pounds

OF Keith Hale (Liberty HS, California): strong arm; RHH; 6-1, 180 pounds

OF Kenneth Maisonet (Puerto Rico): good speed; strong arm

OF Kenny Rodriguez (Gaither HS, Florida): power upside; good speed; strong arm; RHH; 6-0, 190 pounds

OF Kobi Wolf (Westfield HS, New Jersey): good hit tool; RHH; 6-0, 165 pounds

OF Lamar Sparks (Seven Lakes HS, Texas): McLennan JC commit; RHH: 6-2, 165 pounds

OF Michael Largey (TNXL HS, Florida): Liberty commit; LHH; 6-3, 180 pounds

OF Michael Ludowig (Briar Woods HS, Virginia): average power; above-average to plus speed; average arm; 88-91 FB; Wake Forest commit

OF Michael Wright (Georgia): plus speed; CF range; 6-2, 185 pounds

OF Mitch Tyse (Colorado): power upside; 6-5, 200 pounds

OF Myles Christian (Olive Branch HS, Mississippi): good athlete; good arm; CF range; Middle Tennessee State commit; LHH; 6-2, 180 pounds

OF Naren Hunter (California): good athlete; strong arm; 6-4, 180 pounds

OF Nate Scantlin (Kansas): good speed; 6-0, 180 pounds

OF Nick Sunday (Collinsville HS, Oklahoma): good speed; RHH; 6-1, 170 pounds

OF Nolan Tressler (Georgia): good speed; Georgia Southern commit; 5-9, 175 pounds

OF Owen Lovell (Cullman HS, Alabama): power upside; average speed; average arm; older for class; Mississippi State commit; 6-4, 225 pounds

OF Patrick Smith (California): power upside; strong; good athlete; LHH; Purdue commit

OF Rashad Collymore (Ontario): good athlete; good speed; BHH

OF Roy Thurman (Indiana): strong; 6-0, 200 pounds

OF Sam Hall (Topsail HS, North Carolina): above-average speed; average arm

OF Sam Stepp (Dalton HS, Georgia): good speed; strong arm; RHH; 5-10, 180 pounds

OF Sean Robinson (Novato HS, California): good speed; good arm; RHH; 6-4, 185 pounds

OF Shanif Hirani (Waterloo SS, Ontario): good speed; strong arm; RHH; 5-9, 160 pounds

OF Shota Barbeau (Georgia): good speed; strong arm; CF range

OF Spencer Lewis (Georgia): good speed; strong arm; power upside

OF Spencer Torkelson (Casa Grande HS, California): plus raw power; good athlete; Arizona State commit; 6-1, 200 pounds

OF Stephen Cotoni (Lenape HS, New Jersey): strong arm; RHH; 5-9, 170 pounds

OF Stephen Knezevich (California): good speed; strong arm

OF Steve Mann (Detroit County HS, Michigan): above-average to plus speed; strong arm; power upside; strong; Duke commit; RHH; 6-0, 190 pounds

OF Tanner Allen (Alabama): good speed; quick bat; good hit tool

OF Terrell Tatum (Houston HS, Tennessee): above-average to plus speed; LHH; 6-0, 165 pounds

OF Tommy Gibson (Williamstown HS, New Jersey): strong arm

OF Tommy Rodriguez (Eastside HS, New Jersey): strong arm; RHH; 5-11, 170 pounds

OF Tora Otsuka (California): good athlete; plus speed; good approach

OF Trevor Ravelli (Beyer HS, California): strong arm; RHH; 5-9, 175 pounds

OF Trey Winget (Utah): good speed; strong arm; good athlete

OF Tyler Chase Wilkerson (South Paulding HS, Georgia): strong arm; BHH; 5-11, 175 pounds

OF Watson Timmons (Argyle HS, Texas): power upside; good speed; LHH; 6-0, 200 pounds

OF William Jeffry (Puerto Rico): good speed; strong arm

OF Zach Huffins (Indiana): good speed; 6-3, 180 pounds

OF/1B Tyler Dearden (Rancocas Valley HS, New Jersey): quick bat; power upside; LF profile; older for class; LHH; Penn State commit

OF/C Beau Hanna (Winder-Barrow HS, Georgia): above-average raw power; RHH; Kennesaw State commit; 6-2, 220 pounds

OF/C Derek Orndorff (Pennsylvania): above-average speed; power upside; CF range; Penn State commit

OF/LHP Josh Hatcher (Lee County HS, Georgia): 83 FB; 70 CU; 70 CB; good command; good athlete; strong arm; Mississippi State commit; LHH; 6-2, 180 pounds

OF/RHP Austin Gardner (Whitewater HS, Georgia): plus athlete; power upside; good speed; strong arm; 88-90 FB; 80 SL; RHH; Alabama State commit; 6-2, 190 pounds

OF/RHP Jacob Nelson (Knox Central HS, Kentucky): plus arm; 88 FB; RHH; 6-1, 200 pounds

OF/RHP Steven Bender (Lexington Catholic HS, Kentucky): 85 FB; CB; CU; RHH; 6-0, 170 pounds

OF/SS Bryson Ward (South Carolina): College of Charleston commit

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