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Baseball Draft Report 2017 MLB Draft Big 500

1 – RHP/SS Hunter Greene (Notre Dame HS, California): 94-98 FB, 100-102 peak; average 85-89 CU, flashes better; above-average 81-83 SL, plus upside; 76-79 CB, flashes above-average; plus athlete; plus defensive tools; plus to plus-plus arm; plus to plus-plus raw power; plus bat speed; below-average speed; Frankie Piliere comp: righty Robinson Cano; have heard young Hanley Ramirez; reminds me of a better Josh Lowe as a draft prospect; also heard Jacob Gatewood as a position player; young for class; plus athlete; checks every box imaginable on and off the field; UCLA commit; RHH: FAVORITE; 6-4, 200 pounds

2 – LHP MacKenzie Gore (Whiteville HS, North Carolina): 87-94 FB, 96 peak; above-average 79-84 split-CU, plus upside; 72-78 CB with plus upside; average 79-86 cut-SL; plus athlete; BA comp: Scott Kazmir; East Carolina commit; 6-2, 175 pounds

3 – 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

4 – Virginia JR OF/LHP Adam Haseley: plus hit tool; average to above-average power, mostly opposite way; good approach; quick bat; easy CF range; above-average to plus speed (buy it), others have it average; average to above-average arm; great athlete; great BA comp: Brad Wilkerson; 82-90 FB, 92 peak; average 76-77 SL; plus upper-70s CU; mid-70s CB; 2017: 86-88 FB; 81-83 cut-SL; 6-1, 200 pounds

2015: 5.28 K/9 – 3.41 BB/9 – 28.2 IP – 2.17 ERA
2016: 5.54 K/9 – 2.42 BB/9 – 78.0 IP – 1.73 ERA
2017: 7.30 K/9 – 2.48 BB/9 – 65.1 IP – 3.58 ERA

2015: .250/.355/.322 – 39 BB/53 K – 5/6 SB – 276 AB
2016: .304/.377/.502 – 28 BB/29 K – 3/4 SB – 247 AB
2017: .390/.491/.659 – 44 BB/21 K – 10/14 SB – 223 AB

5 – Vanderbilt JR RHP Kyle Wright: 88-94 FB, 97 peak; 81-85 SL; 85-91 cutter; also 85-87 SL, plus upside; HMM; 76-83 CB, flashes plus; 83-87 CU, flashes average; unafraid to drop sidearm at times; great athlete; two breaking balls run into each other, but damn good pitch either way; plus command; 2017: 91-96 FB, 98-99 peak; plus 78-84 CB; 85-89 cut-SL, flashes above-average; consistently average 84-87 CU, flashes plus; 6-4, 220 pounds

2015: 9.46 K/9 – 3.51 BB/9 – 58.2 IP – 1.22 ERA
2016: 10.32 K/9 – 3.09 BB/9 – 93.1 IP – 3.09 ERA
2017: 10.54 K/9 – 2.70 BB/9 – 103.1 IP – 3.40 ERA

6 – Virginia JR 1B/OF Pavin Smith: plus hit tool; above-average to plus power upside; good athlete; great approach; well above-average glove; pretty swing; average arm; good athlete; classic hit over power who still has plenty of power; 92-93 FB; TJ survivor; Frankie Piliere comp: Shawn Green; have heard a ton of fun names including Mark Grace, Sean Casey, James Loney, Casey Kotchman, Tino Martinez, LHH; FAVORITE; 6-2, 210 pounds

2015: .307/.373/.467 – 26 BB/40 K – 2/8 SB – 270 AB
2016: .329/.410/.513 – 36 BB/23 K – 2/3 SB – 228 AB
2017: .342/.427/.570 – 38 BB/12 K – 2/2 SB – 228 AB

7 – Florida JR RHP Alex Faedo: 88-94, 96-97 peak; groundball guy; above-average 78-86 SL with plus upside; improved 80-87 CU; good athlete; 2016: 92-94 FB with sink, 95 peak; plus 82-86 SL; 86-87 CU, flashes average; 2017: 89-94 FB with sink, 96 peak; plus 81-87 SL, flashes even better; 83-88 CU flashes above-average; 6-5, 220 pounds

2015: 8.70 K/9 – 2.36 BB/9 – 61.1 IP – 3.25 ERA
2016: 11.44 K/9 – 1.81 BB/9 – 104.2 IP – 3.18 ERA
2017: 11.07 K/9 – 2.94 BB/9 – 107.1 IP – 2.60 ERA

8 – RHP/1B Shane Baz (Concordia Lutheran HS, Texas): 90-96 FB, 98 peak; 83-89 cut-SL, flashes plus; 74-78 CB, average upside; 82-87 CU, average to above-average upside; power upside; young for class; good athlete; RHH; TCU commit; FAVORITE; 6-3, 190 pounds

9 – Louisville JR 1B/LHP Brendan McKay: 87-92 FB, 94 peak; plus FB command; above-average 75-84 CB, flashes plus; average 77-82 CU; good deception; leans on FB; plus athlete; good approach; above-average to plus raw power; Danny Hultzen/Sean Doolittle comps; 2016: 87-92 FB, 93 peak; above-average 77-82 CB, easy plus upside; 80-83 CU, average upside; see a better version of Brian Johnson; Monroy comp: Logan Morrison; 2017: 87-93 FB, 95 peak; plus 82-84 CU; above-average to plus 77-84 CB; 84-86 cutter; plus FB command; plus raw power; average or better hit tool; strong; could be tried in LF; easiest comp: better Sean Doolittle; BA ceiling comp (hitter): Adrian Gonzalez; BA ceiling comp (pitcher): Cliff Lee; 6-2, 220 pounds

2015: 10.86 K/9 – 3.15 BB/9 – 96.2 IP – 1.76 ERA
2016: 10.51 K/9 – 3.45 BB/9 – 109.2 IP – 2.30 ERA
2017: 12.12 K/9 – 3.05 BB/9 – 97.1 IP – 2.31 ERA

2015: .308/.418/.431 – 38 BB/42 K – 4/6 SB – 211 AB
2016: .333/.414/.513 – 24 BB/33 K – 0/0 SB – 228 AB
2017: .356/.476/683 – 45 BB/35 K – 2/2 SB – 202 AB

10 – North Carolina JR RHP JB Bukauskas: 89-95 FB, 97-98 peak; plus 81-88 SL, flashes plus-plus; average 78-84 CU, plus upside (up to 85-90 in 2016); Sonny Gray comps from everybody; great PG comp: Lance McCullers; reminds me some of Lincecum and Carson Fulmer, more and more like Stroman by the day; 2017: 91-96 FB, 97 peak; easy plus 81-89 SL; 81-87 CU, above-average to plus upside; older BA comp: Carson Fulmer; updated BA comps: McCullers, Gray; young for class; 6-0, 200 pounds (2015: 8.26 K/9 – 3.70 BB/9 – 72.2 IP – 4.07 ERA) (2016: 12.76 K/9 – 3.33 BB/9 – 78.1 IP – 3.10 ERA) (2017: 11.27 K/9 – 3.60 BB/9 – 92.2 IP – 2.53 ERA)

11 – SS Brady McConnell (Merritt Island HS, Florida): above-average to plus raw power; plus bat speed; above-average to plus arm; good athlete; above-average to plus speed; mature yet inconsistent approach; compares favorably with recent Florida prep shortstops, reminds me of Rodgers-lite; those who saw him at his best and are willing to ride this out could be rewarded; older for class; Florida commit; 6-2, 175 pounds

12 – JR OF/2B Keston Hiura: plus hit tool; pretty swing; plus bat speed; above-average to plus power upside; good approach; average to above-average speed, closer to average for me; plus arm when healthy; great feel for game; fine in CF, great in LF; has also played 3B; health of elbow an obvious short-term concern; Callis and BA comps: Rob Refsynder; PG comp: Howie Kendrick; shades of Biggio for me, also Martin Prado; swing shares similarities to Ichiro; easy recent comp is Ian Happ; RHH; FAVORITE; 6-0, 190 pounds

2015: .330/.392/.520 – 17 BB/41 K – 1/3 SB – 227 AB
2016: .358/.436/.539 – 25 BB/44 K – 6/10 SB – 204 AB
2017: .442/.567/.693 – 50 BB/38 K – 9/15 SB – 199 AB

13 – Oregon JR LHP David Peterson: 86-92 FB with sink, 94-95 peak; average 80-86 CU with above-average upside; 73-76 CB with average upside; 77-83 SL with above-average upside; groundball guy; good athlete; uses height and length to every advantage; ball of clay; 2017: 86-92 FB, 94 peak; above-average to plus 77-84 SL; above-average to plus 74-79 CB; average to above-average 80-84 CU; uses all four pitches smartly; 6-6, 235 pounds

2015: 8.89 K/9 – 3.40 BB/9 – 82.0 IP – 4.39 ERA
2016: 7.39 K/9 – 3.63 BB/9 – 74.1 IP – 3.63 ERA
2017: 12.56 K/9 – 1.35 BB/9 – 100.1 IP – 2.51 ERA

14 – LHP Trevor Rogers (Carlsbad HS, New Mexico): 88-94 FB, 96-97 peak; above-average 75-79 SL, plus upside; average 75-78 CU; 73-77 CB, flashes above-average; two breaking balls often morph into one (SL); good command; PG comp: Jay Groome; popular Andrew Miller comps; reminds me some of the HS version of AJ Puk; older for class (e.g., 3 months younger than Groome), but a slightly older pitching prospect may not be the worst thing (closer to passing injury nexus); Texas Tech commit; FAVORITE; 6-6, 190 pounds

15 – Kentucky JR 1B/OF Evan White: above-average to plus hit tool; average raw power; easy plus defender; really strong arm; above-average to plus speed; great athlete; good approach; enough range for CF; coach comp (George Horton via D1): JT Snow; maybe a little Derrek Lee and/or Wil Myers for me; also heard Jeff King; RHH; FAVORITE; 6-3, 200 pounds

2015: .318/.369/.410 – 15 BB/33 K – 3/4 SB – 217 AB
2016: .376/.419/.535 – 14 BB/42 K – 10/13 SB – 226 AB
2017: .373/.453/.637 – 25 BB/31 K – 5/7 SB – 212 AB

16 – 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

17 – 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

18 – 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

19 – Arkansas SO RHP Blaine Knight: 88-94 FB with sink, 96-97 peak; 79-83 SL; 75-78 CB; CU; great athlete; 2017: 88-96 FB, 97 peak; above-average 77-83 cut-SL, plus upside; 73-75 CB; two breaking balls can morph into one; average 85-87 CU, plus upside; FAVORITE; 6-3, 165 pounds

2016: 8.57 K/9 – 2.61 BB/9 – 48.1 IP – 2.98 ERA
2017: 9.54 K/9 – 1.99 BB/9 – 90.2 IP – 3.28 ERA

20 – Texas A&M JR RHP Corbin Martin: 90-96 FB, 98 peak; 85-90 cutter; above-average to plus 80-87 CB/SL; above-average 84-86 CU, plus upside; plus athlete; FAVORITE; 2017: 91-95 FB; 83-88 cut-SL; above-average CU; CB; 6-3, 200 pounds

2015: 10.50 K/9 – 6.00 BB/9 – 18.1 IP – 3.00 ERA
2016: 11.29 K/9 – 7.19 BB/9 – 26.1 IP – 5.47 ERA
2017: 9.84 K/9 – 3.87 BB/9 – 86.0 IP – 3.35 ERA

21 – Central Florida JC SO RHP Nate Pearson: 88-94 FB, 98 peak; average CU; mid-70s CB; low-80s SL; good command; FIU transfer; 2017: 92-97 FB, 100-101 peak; 88-90 SL, average upside; above-average 80-81 CB; average 91-92 CU, plus upside; BA comp: Carl Pavano; have heard Carlos Carrasco…and a very quiet Syndergaard comp; 6-6, 250 pounds

2017: 13.11 K/9 – 2.56 BB/9 – 81.0 IP – 1.56 ERA

22 – LHP DL Hall (Valdosta HS, Georgia): 88-94 FB, 97 peak; above-average to plus 72-80 CB, goes both soft and firm (better firmer, 77-80); average yet underdeveloped 73-82 CU with above-average upside, has hit every MPH in my viewing; really good athlete; great command; Monroy and PG comp: Kazmir; BA comp: Kolby Allard; Florida State commit; 6-1, 180 pounds

23 – Louisville SO 3B/OF Drew Ellis: good hit tool; plus power upside; good approach; above-average arm; good enough glove; can also play 1B; FAVORITE; 6-3, 210 pounds

2016: .309/.426/.468 – 17 BB/15 K – 3/4 SB – 94 AB
2017: .362/.453/.695 – 37 BB/37 K – 6/7 SB – 213 AB

24 – 3B/SS Mark Vientos (American Heritage HS, Florida): plus approach; quick bat; above-average to plus arm; above-average to plus power; young for class; below-average speed; above-average defensive upside; old McDaniel comp: Manny Machado; RHH; Miami commit; FAVORITE; 6-3, 190 pounds

25 – SS/2B Jeter Downs (Pace HS, Florida): great athlete; above-average hit tool; average to above-average raw power; plus bat speed; above-average to plus speed; above-average to plus arm strength; really good approach; Miami commit; FAVORITE; RHH; 5-11, 180 pounds

26 – UCLA JR RHP Griffin Canning: 85-91 FB, 93 peak; plus 74-80 CB, leans on it; above-average 84-86 CU, flashes plus; above-average 80-87 SL, plus upside; plus command, especially of FB; good athlete; deceptive; see some Nola here; FAVORITE; 2017: 90-94 FB, 96 peak; 85-88 CU; 83-87 SL; above-average 77-82 CB, big fan; 6-1, 170 pounds

2015: 9.28 K/9 – 0.84 BB/9 – 63.2 IP – 2.95 ERA
2016: 7.82 K/9 – 1.73 BB/9 – 109.1 IP – 3.70 ERA
2017: 10.59 K/9 – 2.42 BB/9 – 119.0 IP – 2.34 ERA

27 – LSU JR RHP Alex Lange: 88-94 FB, 96 peak; above-average 80-85 CB, flashes plus; good 82-88 CU; low-80s cut-SL; 2017: 89-94 FB, 96 peak; 84-87 CU; 79-83 CB; 85 CU; 6-3, 200 pounds

2015: 10.34 K/9 – 3.63 BB/9 – 114.0 IP – 1.97 ERA
2016: 10.08 K/9 – 3.95 BB/9 – 111.2 IP – 3.79 ERA
2017: 10.86 K/9 – 3.24 BB/9 – 111.0 IP – 2.92 ERA

28 – RHP Sam Carlson (Burnsville HS, Minnesota): amazing progression of velocity from 84-92 FB at first look to 88-92 by end of last summer to 90-94 FB in Jupiter to 90-96 FB with sink in spring 2017 (97 peak); average 73-83 split-CU (80-83 by end of summer/Jupiter, really good pitch) with clear plus upside; breaking ball has firmed up from mid-70s CB to present above-average 75-84 SL; ground ball stuff; deceptive; power upside; not quite as talented, but could be considered cold state version of Hunter Greene; Florida commit; BA comp: Logan Shore; FAVORITE; 6-4, 200 pounds

29 – SS Nick Allen (Francis Parker HS, California): plus glove; plus range; great approach; average power upside far outstrips what you’d think when you first see him; average to above-average speed, has turned in some plus times; great athlete; average to above-average arm, plus for some (I buy); some shades of Kevin Newman if you believe in bat; older for class; divisive prospect (arm, power); PG comp: Dustin Pedroia; RHH; FAVORITE; 5-8, 150 pounds

30 – RHP Kevin Abel (Madison HS, California): 87-91 FB with sink; above-average 74-76 CB, plus upside; plus to plus-plus 73-76 CU; mixes in screwball that flashes plus; cutter; 72-79 screwball (CU); shades of Kevin Gowdy from last year; FAVORITE; Oregon State commit; 6-2, 180 pounds

31 – RHP Matthew Sauer (Righetti HS, California): 90-96 FB, 97 peak; average 72-75 CB; above-average 78-81 SL, plus upside; 78-80 CU, average upside; Arizona commit; 6-5, 210 pounds

32 – Mississippi State rJR OF/1B Brent Rooker: plus bat speed; above-average to plus power upside; average speed; average to above-average arm, fits best in LF; good athlete; improving approach; 80-83 FB; 74-76 CB; RHH; FAVORITE; 6-3, 210 pounds

2015: .257/.325/.378 – 7 BB/17 K – 0/0 SB – 74 AB
2016: .320/.371/.553 – 15 BB/46 K – 2/3 SB – 197 AB
2017: .392/.498/.820 – 47 BB/56 K – 18/23 SB – 245 AB

33 – Missouri JR RHP Tanner Houck: 90-96 FB with plus sink, 98-99 peak; above-average 77-84 SL, flashes plus; above-average 83-86 CU, plus upside; criminally underused CU at times; groundball guy; deceptive; PG comps: Aaron Nola and Jered Weaver; Frankie Piliere comp: Max Scherzer; BA comp: Kyle Gibson; coach comp: Darren Dreifort; 2017: 89-94 FB with plus sink, 96 peak; above-average to plus 80-84 SL; average CU; FAVORITE; 6-5, 220 pounds

2015: 8.11 K/9 – 1.07 BB/9 – 100.2 IP – 3.48 ERA
2016: 9.06 K/9 – 2.31 BB/9 – 105.1 IP – 2.99 ERA
2017: 9.04 K/9 – 2.28 BB/9 – 94.2 IP – 3.33 ERA

34 – North Carolina JR OF Brian Miller: good hit tool; quick bat; plus to plus-plus speed (I’m in), many others have it less (above-average); great athlete; great approach; above-average CF range; average to above-average power, closer to average for me; average arm; BA comp: Brett Gardner; LHH; FAVORITE; 6-0, 180 pounds

2015: .288/.375/.326 – 19 BB/16 K – 10/12 SB – 132 AB
2016: .345/.440/.469 – 34 BB/29 K – 21/26 SB – 226 AB
2017: .343/.422/.502 – 38 BB/35 K – 24/30 SB – 271 AB

35 – Stanford SO RHP Tristan Beck: 88-92 FB with sink, 94-95 peak; above-average to plus 76-78 CB, can look like a slider at times; 80-83 split-CU, average upside; 6-4, 190 pounds

2016: 8.21 K/9 – 2.81 BB/9 – 83.1 IP – 2.48 ERA

36 – Vanderbilt JR OF Jeren Kendall: plus bat speed; can hit it anywhere; above-average to plus raw power; plus-plus speed; plus to plus-plus arm; plus CF range; good approach; good hit tool; D1 comps: Jacoby Ellsbury (BA) and Brett Gardner; PG comp: Andrew McCutchen; reminds me a good bit of Kyle Lewis last year but approach improvements never came; lefty Starling Marte comp is one I like; LHH; FAVORITE; 6-0, 190 pounds

2015: .281/.394/.530 – 21 BB/60 K – 19/23 SB – 185 AB
2016: .332/.396/.568 – 25 BB/62 K – 28/36 SB – 250 AB
2017: .307/.372/.556 – 24 BB/74 K – 20/24 SB – 261 AB

37 – LHP Jake Eder (Calvary Christian HS, Florida): 86-94 FB, 95-96 peak; 68-75 CB/SL, flashes above-average; average 77 CU, above-average upside; deceptive; Vanderbilt commit; FAVORITE; 6-4, 215 pounds

38 – RHP/C Hagen Danner (Huntington Beach HS, California): 90-94 FB, 96 peak; above-average to plus 75-78 CB; average 79-82 CU; plus raw power; plus arm; UCLA commit; 6-2, 200 pounds

39 – RHP Blayne Enlow (St. Amant HS, Louisiana): 87-92 FB with sink, 94 peak; 77-83 CB/SL with easy plus upside; 77-80 CU; great athlete; advanced command; LSU commit; FAVORITE; 6-4, 180 pounds

40 – Vanderbilt JR 3B/SS Will Toffey: good athlete; average to above-average raw power; above-average to plus arm; average to above-average speed; good approach; above-average to plus glove; strong; can also play 2B; good approach; 6-2, 200 pounds

2015: .294/.380/.420 – 34 BB/65 K – 8/12 SB – 255 AB
2016: .227/.387/.266 – 51 BB/44 K – 9/13 SB – 203 AB
2017: .354/.475/.602 – 48 BB/30 K – 5/9 SB – 206 AB

41 – 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

42 – North Carolina JR 2B/SS Logan Warmoth: good hit tool; above-average raw power, others like it way less; good athlete; plus glove; good approach; plus speed, others have it closer to average to above-average (me); quick bat; average to above-average arm, might be stretched at short; can also play OF; very polarizing player with inconsistent (not in a bad way) tools; RHH; 6-0, 190 pounds

2015: .246/.315/.282 – 18 BB/29 K – 11/14 SB – 195 AB
2016: .337/.402/.481 – 21 BB/24 K – 8/14 SB – 208 AB
2017: .336/.404/.554 – 28 BB/47 K – 18/21 SB – 271 AB

43 – Missouri State JR 3B Jake Burger: plus glove rep took a big hit in 2016; average hit tool; plus to plus-plus raw power; above-average to plus arm, others have it less (average); good athlete; plus bat speed; makes plays at him, but questionable range; strong; Sam Monroy comp: Kevin Millar; PG comp: Will Craig; BA comp: Todd Frazier; reminds me some of Maikel Franco, have also heard Ty Wigginton; RHH; 6-2, 210 pounds

2015: .342/.390/.518 – 13 BB/29 K – 4/7 SB – 228 AB
2016: .349/.420/.689 – 23 BB/35 K – 3/5 SB – 235 AB
2017: .332/.445/.656 – 42 BB/38 K – 3/4 SB – 244 AB

44 – Wake Forest JR OF Stuart Fairchild: great approach; above-average to plus speed; above-average to plus arm; average or better power; steady glove in CF, keeps getting better (above-average to plus); average or better hit tool; good athlete; FAVORITE; 6-0, 200 pounds

2015: .349/.429/.497 – 18 BB/40 K – 12/14 SB – 195 AB
2016: .293/.403/.470 – 39 BB/42 K – 14/17 SB – 232 AB
2017: .359/.438/.645 – 29 BB/49 K – 20/25 SB – 248 AB

45 – RHP Steven Jennings (Dekalb County HS, Tennessee): 89-94 FB, 96 peak; 77-79 CB, flashes plus; 80-84 SL, flashes above-average; occasional CU; great athlete; Mississippi commit; 6-2, 180 pounds

46 – New Mexico JR OF/LHP Luis Gonzalez: good hit tool; average power; above-average speed; strong arm; CF range; 88-92 FB, 94 peak; 76-78 CB; 74-77 CU; plus athlete; varies arm slot; FAVORITE; 6-0, 180 pounds

2015: 5.92 K/9 – 5.21 BB/9 – 38.1 IP – 6.16 ERA

2015: .299/.405/.496 – 23 BB/13 K – 3/4 SB – 127 AB
2017: .361/.500/.589 – 58 BB/32 K – 14/18 SB – 219 AB)

47 – RHP Michael Mercado (Westview HS, California): 88-94 FB with sink, 95 peak; above-average CB, flashes plus; above-average cut-SL; circle-CU; Stanford commit; FAVORITE; 6-5, 170 pounds

48 – RHP Alex Scherff (Colleyville Heritage HS, Texas): 88-96 FB, 99 peak; above-average 81-86 CU, plus upside; average 73-78 SL/CB, above-average upside; older for class; Texas A&M commit; FAVORITE; 6-5, 225 pounds

49 – Houston JR LHP Seth Romero: 88-94 FB, 96 peak; average 81-84 CU, flashes better; 89-90 cutter; average to above-average 75-84 SL/CB, more of the firmer SL version in 2017 at 79-83 and flashing plus; good command; good deception; PG comp: Carlos Rodon; 2017: 92-96 FB; 6-2, 225 pounds

2015: 9.98 K/9 – 2.39 BB/9 – 83.1 IP – 1.95 ERA
2016: 10.78 K/9 – 2.67 BB/9 – 94.1 IP – 2.29 ERA
2017: 15.74 K/9 – 3.70 BB/9 – 48.2 IP – 3.51 ERA

50 – 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

51 – Oral Roberts JR C Matt Whatley: plus speed; above-average defender, plus upside; great athlete; above-average power upside; above-average to plus arm; FAVORITE; 5-10, 200 pounds

2015: .355/.437/.528 – 26 BB/35 K – 16/21 SB – 214 AB
2016: .363/.469/.562 – 39 BB/29 K – 5/5 SB – 201 AB
2017: .302/.446/.509 – 50 BB/41 K – 10/11 SB – 212 AB

52 – 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

53 – 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

54 – RHP Caden Lemons (Vestavia Hills HS, Alabama): first looks had him 84-90 FB with sink, 91 peak but he’s now been up to 88-94, 96-97 in spring 2017; 74-81 CU; average to above-average 73-77 CB; low-80s SL, flashes plus; Mississippi commit; FAVORITE; 6-6, 175 pounds

55 – State College of Florida SO LHP Brendon Little: 89-95 FB, 97 peak; plus 75-83 CB, plus-plus upside; 82-86 CU; UNC transfer; FAVORITE; 6-2, 215 pounds

2017: 14.03 K/9 – 3.48 BB/9 – 85.1 IP – 2.53 ERA

56 – 3B Nick Egnatuk (Immaculata HS, New Jersey): plus power upside; plus bat speed; above-average to plus arm; average or better speed; good athlete; plus defensive tools; RHH; Pittsburgh commit; FAVORITE; 6-2, 190 pounds

56 – SS/3B Andrew Papantonis (Delbarton HS, New Jersey): above-average raw power; average to above-average speed; above-average to plus arm; good approach; impressive defensive tools; good athlete; coming back from torn ACL; RHH; Virginia commit; FAVORITE; 6-1, 190 pounds

57 – Cal State Fullerton JR OF/2B Scott Hurst: great approach; not much power; above-average to plus speed; good CF range; plus-plus arm; PG comp: Mark Kotsay; 92-94 FB, 96 peak; FAVORITE; 5-10, 185 pounds

2015: .250/.356/.347 – 19 BB/39 K – 5/6 SB – 124 AB
2016: .215/.343/.250 – 23 BB/30 K – 4/9 SB – 144 AB
2017: .330/.421/.592 – 33 BB/33 K – 7/8 SB – 233 AB

58 – Virginia JR RHP Tommy Doyle: 88-94 FB with sink, 95-96 peak; 77-81 CB flashes average; above-average 82-87 cut-SL; above-average split-CU; 6-6, 225 pounds

2015: 5.87 K/9 – 7.04 BB/9 – 23.1 IP – 3.52 ERA
2016: 7.17 K/9 – 2.67 BB/9 – 64.0 IP – 5.06 ERA
2017: 10.18 K/9 – 2.68 BB/9 – 33.2 IP – 1.87 ERA

59 – Seattle JR LHP Tarik Skubal: 90-95 FB, 96 peak; good low-80s CB/SL; above-average to plus CU; young for class; TJ survivor; FAVORITE; 6-3, 220 pounds

2015: 7.37 K/9 – 2.93 BB/9 – 83.1 IP – 3.25 ERA
2016: 10.56 K/9 – 3.59 BB/9 – 42.2 IP – 2.11 ERA

60 – RHP Emerson Hancock (Cairo HS, Georgia): 90-94 FB, 96 peak; low-80s CU, plus upside; mid-70s CB, above-average upside; Georgia commit; FAVORITE; 6-4, 180 pounds

61 – Oregon State JR RHP Drew Rasmussen: 88-96 FB, 98 peak; good 80-87 SL, flashes plus; average 83-87 CU with upside; 87-87 splitter; 87-88 cutter; inconsistent command; TJ surgery (4/16); 2017: 92-96 FB; average 85-86 CU; average 82-87 SL; 6-2, 225 pounds

2015: 6.96 K/9 – 2.55 BB/9 – 106.0 IP – 2.80 ERA
2017: 9.17 K/9 – 2.08 BB/9 – 21.2 IP – 0.83 ERA

62 – South Carolina JR RHP Clarke Schmidt: 88-94 FB with plus sink, 96 peak; good 76-81 CB, flashes plus; 83-86 CU, needs work; above-average 80-83 SL; good athlete; good command; good deception; four-pitch mix, though CB/SL run into each other (more SL); 2017: 90-95 FB with sink, 97 peak; plus 79-84 SL (some see as CB); average to above-average 85-88 CU, inconsistent; rare CB; FAVORITE; 6-1, 200 pounds

2015: 8.53 K/9 – 3.10 BB/9 – 58.0 IP – 4.81 ERA
2016: 10.43 K/9 – 2.18 BB/9 – 111.1 IP – 3.40 ERA
2017: 10.45 K/9 – 2.69 BB/9 – 60.1 IP – 1.34 ERA

63 – St. Joseph’s JR C Deon Stafford: plus defensive tools, still some rawness to him; plus arm strength, others disagree; great athlete; average or better speed; above-average to plus raw power; average or better hit tool; good approach; quick bat; strong; reminds me some of Mark Zagunis; FAVORITE; 6-0, 200 pounds

2015: .341/.423/.500 – 24 BB/33 K – 3/7 SB – 182 AB
2016: .395/.486/.702 – 36 BB/45 K – 4/5 SB – 215 AB
2017: .288/.464/.521 – 42 BB/28 K – 3/4 SB – 146 AB

64 – 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

65 – 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

66 – 2B/SS Cash Case (First Academy, Florida): plus bat speed; above-average hit tool; average to above-average power upside; average arm; average speed; steady glove; good approach; Notre Dame commit; FAVORITE; 6-1, 200 pounds

67 – LHP Jacob Heatherly (Cullman HS, Alabama): 87-93 FB, 95 peak; occasional 76-80 CU, above-average upside; average 68-72 CB, flashes plus; 75-79 SL, above-average to plus upside; great athlete; older for class; Alabama commit; 6-3, 210 pounds

68 – LHP Seth Corry (Lone Peak HS, Utah): 89-94 FB, 96 peak; average 73-76 CB flashes above-average with easy plus upside; 79-82 CU; deceptive; good athlete; BYU commit; FAVORITE; 6-2, 200 pounds

69 – RHP Hans Crouse (Dana Hills HS, California): 90-95 FB, 98 peak; average to above-average 72-79 CB/SL, flashes plus; 79-83 CU; inconsistent command; funky delivery; Sam Monroy comp: Zack Greinke; USC commit; 6-4, 180 pounds

70 – 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

71 – San Diego JR C Riley Adams: good athlete; above-average to plus arm; average to above-average raw power (plus for some); below-average speed; quick bat; raw defender; PG comp: Matt Wieters; FAVORITE; 6-4, 225 pounds

2015: .269/.348/.419 – 19 BB/48 K – 2/3 SB – 160 AB
2016: .327/.443/.512 – 37 BB/46 K – 4/7 SB – 205 AB
2017: .312/.424/.564 – 33 BB/57 K – 2/2 SB – 202 AB

72 – Wake Forest JR 1B Gavin Sheets: above-average to plus power upside, hits it to all fields; good approach; Frankie Piliere comp: Lyle Overbay; shares some similarities with Evan White in this class; 6-5, 235 pounds

2015: .250/.319/.336 – 13 BB/21 K – 0/0 SB – 128 AB
2016: .326/.395/.496 – 24 BB/31 K – 1/1 SB – 236 AB
2017: .322/.429/.634 – 44 BB/33 K – 1/1 SB – 227 AB

73 – 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

74 – Arizona JR OF/1B JJ Matijevic: plus hit tool; above-average raw power; good athlete; plus bat speed; good approach; strong arm (others disagree); below-average speed, plays up to a little under average; played 2B in 2016 and SS in HS; BA comps: John Jaso, James Loney; LHH; FAVORITE; 6-0, 200 pounds

2015: .238/.317/.406 – 15 BB/18 K – 2/3 SB – 143 AB
2016: .287/.331/.411 – 17 BB/47 K – 2/3 SB – 265 AB
2017: .383/.436/.633 – 23 BB/38 K – 9/10 SB – 240 AB

75 – SS Noah Campbell (Cardinal Gibbons HS, North Carolina): good hit tool; above-average raw power; plus to plus-plus speed; average arm; great athlete; South Carolina commit; BHH; FAVORITE; 6-1, 185 pounds

76 – Wisconsin-Milwaukee JR C Daulton Varsho: great approach; good glove; above-average to plus speed; power upside; great athlete; average at best arm; weird yet fun player; 5-10, 200 pounds

2015: .238/.315/.433 – 17 BB/39 K – 6/9 SB – 164 AB
2016: .381/.447/.610 – 29 BB/41 K – 16/17 SB – 231 AB
2017: .362/.490/.643 – 46 BB/39 K – 10/13 SB – 199 AB

77 – Oklahoma State JR 3B/1B Garrett Benge: steady glove; average or better arm; great approach; above-average power upside; strong; FAVORITE; LHH; 6-0, 200 pounds

2016: .292/.380/.433 – 33 BB/47 K – 7/8 SB – 240 AB
2017: .304/.437/.533 – 49 BB/39 K – 5/8 SB – 214 AB

78 – RHP Jack Leftwich (The Next Level Academy, Florida): 88-94 FB with sink, 96 peak; plus 80-84 CU, others like it less; above-average 77-81 SL/CB; Florida commit; FAVORITE; 6-3, 225 pounds

79 – 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

80 – LSU JR OF/1B Greg Deichmann: plus raw power; above-average to plus speed, has ticked down to closer to average over years; strong; great athlete; hurts himself at times by expanding zone and getting self out; can also play 3B; LHH; 6-2, 210 pounds

2016: .288/.346/.513 – 19 BB/41 K – 5/11 SB – 236 AB
2017: .322/.431/.614 – 47 BB/52 K – 5/8 SB – 236 AB

81 – 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

82 – College of Charleston rJR RHP Bailey Ober: 86-92 FB with sink, 94 peak; average 72-77 CB; above-average 79-83 CU, flashes plus; average 81-84 cut-SL, flashes plus; above-average to plus command; good athlete; TJ survivor; 6-8, 215 pounds

2014: 7.15 K/9 – 1.60 BB/9 – 106 IP – 1.51 ERA
2016: 8.91 K/9 – 2.51 BB/9 – 97.0 IP – 3.53 ERA
2017: 11.73 K/9 – 1.77 BB/9 – 56.0 IP – 4.50 ERA

83 – Santa Fe JC SO RHP Troy Bacon: 90-94 FB, 96 peak; above-average SL; average to above-average CU; good athlete; Florida transfer; FAVORITE; 6-1, 190 pounds (2017: 14.40 K/9 – 2.93 BB/9 – 40.0 IP – 1.35 ERA)

84 – 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

85 – Notre Dame JR RHP Peter Solomon: 88-94 FB with sink, 96 peak (Cape 2016: 92-96 FB, velocity shrank back to 88-92 as summer went on); 83-86 SL, flashes above-average to plus; 79-84 CB, flashes plus; sinking 81-83 CU; good athlete; legit four pitches; FB can move too much for his own good at times; 2017: 89-94 FB, 96 peak; 83-87 SL, flashes plus; above-average 79-81 CB, flashes plus; 84-86 CU; 6-4, 200 pounds

2015: 8.86 K/9 – 3.26 BB/9 – 19.1 IP – 1.40 ERA
2016: 11.09 K/9 – 6.56 BB/9 – 57.2 IP – 4.68 ERA
2017: 10.17 K/9 – 4.67 BB/9 – 54.0 IP – 3.83 ERA

86 – Stanford JR OF/LHP Quinn Brodey: average to above-average power; above-average to plus speed; CF range, but better in corner; great athlete; strong arm; good approach; 90-91 FB; CB with above-average upside; 6-1, 200 pounds

2015: 3.60 K/9 – 9.00 BB/9 – 10.1 IP – 3.60 ERA

2015: .262/.345/.340 – 12 BB/24 K – 4/5 SB – 103 AB
2016: .280/.302/.445 – 9 BB/28 K – 8/9 SB – 213 AB
2017: .314/.371/.556 – 22 BB/33 K – 3/6 SB – 239 AB

87 – 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

88 – RHP Sam Keating (Canterbury HS, Florida): 85-92 FB, 94 peak; average to above-average 75-77 CB; 78-83 SL, plus upside; good CU; good athlete; Clemson commit; FAVORITE; 6-3, 175 pounds

89 – 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

90 – Louisville rFR RHP Riley Thompson: 90-96 FB, 98 peak; good 78-82 SL/CB; low- to mid-80s CU; good athlete; TJ survivor; 6-3, 200 pounds

2017: 14.18 K/9 – 4.93 BB/9 – 14.2 IP – 4.30 ERA

91 – 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

92 – Oregon State JR 1B/C KJ Harrison: above-average or better hit tool; average or better arm; above-average defensive tools; above-average to plus raw power; mature approach; hits it to all fields; good at first base; good athlete; worth trying behind plate; could also play OF corner; RHH; FAVORITE; 6-0, 200 pounds

2015: .309/.401/.527 – 30 BB/53 K – 1/1 SB – 220 AB
2016: .265/.381/.525 – 29 BB/38 K – 4/5 SB – 200 AB
2017: .332/.396/.505 – 23 BB/34 K – 7/9 SB – 196 AB

93 – 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

94 – RHP Blake Beers (Loyola HS, California): 87-92 FB; average 74-76 CB, above-average upside; good CU; Michigan commit; FAVORITE; 6-5, 215 pounds

95 – RHP/3B Boyd Vander Kooi (Skyline HS, Arizona): 84-90 FB with plus sink, 92-93 peak; average above-average 76-78 SL/CB; CU; deceptive; great athlete; plus raw power; Arizona State commit; FAVORITE; 6-5, 200 pounds

96 – RHP Tommy Mace (Sunlake HS, Florida): 84-92 FB, 94 peak; average 74-79 CB/SL, above-average upside; 81 CU; good command; deceptive; good athlete; Florida commit; FAVORITE; 6-7, 200 pounds

97 – Chipola JC SO OF/1B Reynaldo Rivera: plus raw power; plus arm; average speed; 6-6, 250 pounds

2016: .397/.497/.647 – 29 BB/51 K – 3/5 SB – 184 AB
2017: .438/.534/.865 – 40 BB/43 K – 4/6 SB – 192 AB

98 – St. Mary’s JR 2B/3B Zach Kirtley: above-average to plus hit tool; quick bat; average arm; good athlete; below-average speed; some similarities to Willie Calhoun, have also heard Aaron Boone; PG comps: Mark DeRosa, Logan Gray; RHH; 6-1, 190 pounds

2015: .346/.429/.418 – 25 BB/31 K – 3/7 SB – 208 AB
2016: .323/.428/.504 – 35 BB/35 K – 4/6 SB – 226 AB
2017: .292/.433/.439 – 48 BB/35 K – 3/4 SB – 212 AB

99 – Bryant JR RHP James Karinchack: 88-93 FB with sink, 94 peak; above-average 79-84 CB, flashes plus; above-average 82-85 CU; good command; 2017: 89-96 FB, 98 peak; above-average to plus 79-83 CB; mid-80s split-CU; 6-3, 225 pounds

2015: 8.54 K/9 – 3.00 BB/9 – 77.2 IP – 3.23 ERA
2016: 10.66 K/9 – 4.09 BB/9 – 94.2 IP – 2.00 ERA
2017: 13.66 K/9 – 5.41 BB/9 – 56.2 IP – 3.65 ERA

100 – Arkansas JR RHP Trevor Stephan: 88-94 FB with sink, 96-97 peak; average 78-82 SL/CB, flashes above-average to plus; 72-77 CB; cutter; 84-86 split-CU; deceptive; good athlete; deceptive; FAVORITE; 6-5, 225 pounds

2017: 11.87 K/9 – 1.98 BB/9 – 91.0 IP – 2.87 ERA

101 – Jacksonville JR RHP Michael Baumann: 89-94 FB, 97 peak; above-average 78-80 CB; above-average 83-86 cut-SL; very occasional CU; 6-4, 225 pounds

2015: 9.11 K/9 – 3.00 BB/9 – 84.1 IP – 2.25 ERA
2016: 8.28 K/9 – 4.20 BB/9 – 75.0 IP – 4.32 ERA
2017: 10.00 K/9 – 3.61 BB/9 – 87.1 IP – 3.09 ERA

102 – South Carolina JR RHP Tyler Johnson: 89-96 FB, 99 peak; average to above-average yet inconsistent 80-87 SL/CB, flashes plus; average 81-86 CU; good athlete; BA comp: Daniel Bard; FAVORITE; 6-2, 200 pounds

2015: 9.00 K/9 – 1.13 BB/9 – 7.2 IP – 4.50 ERA
2016: 10.21 K/9 – 1.38 BB/9 – 52.0 IP – 2.42 ERA
2017: 13.69 K/9 – 5.13 BB/9 – 26.1 IP – 2.39 ERA

103 – RHP Matt Tabor (Milton Academy, Massachusetts): 84-92 FB to 88-92 now to 90-96 (97 peak) in the last year plus; 70-80 CU, flashes plus (80-82 now); 73-75 CB (78-81 now); 76-80 SL; Elon commit; 6-1, 180 pounds

104 – Washington JR C Joey Morgan: easy above-average glove; above-average to plus arm; good athlete; average to above-average raw power; average speed; young for class; RHH; 6-0, 200 pounds

2015: .215/.318/.323 – 15 BB/21 K – 0/1 SB – 130 AB
2016: .267/.343/.404 – 21 BB/46 K – 1/1 SB – 183 AB
2017: .324/.427/.500 – 30 BB/35 K – 1/1 SB – 182 AB

105 – Hartford JR C Erik Ostberg: good hit tool; power upside; plus arm; average speed; improved defender; FAVORITE; 5-10, 225 pounds

2015: .234/.319/.258 – 13 BB/22 K – 10/13 SB – 124 AB
2016: .340/.444/.431 – 37 BB/29 K – 5/10 SB – 197 AB
2017: .500/.596/.860 – 22 BB/10 K – 5/6 SB – 86 AB

106 – Xavier JR LHP Zac Lowther: 86-92 FB, 93 peak; average 82-84 SL; above-average to plus 75-81 CB/SL (CB for me); 80-83 CU; good command, especially of FB; very deceptive; FAVORITE; 6-2, 235 pounds

2015: 7.27 K/9 – 4.50 BB/9 – 52.1 IP – 3.81 ERA
2016: 7.41 K/9 – 2.65 BB/9 – 102.0 IP – 3.09 ERA
2017: 13.29 K/9 – 3.57 BB/9 – 83.1 IP – 2.92 ERA

107 – RHP Garrett “Hunter” Ruth (Bucholz HS, Florida): 90-95 FB, 97 peak; above-average 80-84 SL/CB, plus upside; good 79-81 CU; Florida commit; TJ surgery in 2017; FAVORITE; 6-2, 190 pounds

108 – Louisville JR C/1B Colby Fitch: good approach; good athlete; average or better arm; above-average power upside; average defender; can also play OF; FAVORITE; LHH; 5-11, 200 pounds

2015: .269/.321/.346 – 5 BB/17 K – 0/0 SB – 78 AB
2016: .339/.451/.596 – 20 BB/18 K – 0/1 SB – 109 AB
2017: .252/.373/.472 – 34 BB/48 K – 2/2 SB – 218 AB

109 – Houston JR C/SS Connor Wong: good hit tool; good glove; above-average arm; above-average speed; good athlete; can also play OF; 6-0, 180 pounds

2015: .248/.320/.382 – 24 BB/40 K – 3/5 SB – 238 AB
2016: .304/.415/.439 – 43 BB/44 K – 9/11 SB – 230 AB
2017: .287/.379/.494 – 31 BB/49 K – 26/30 SB – 265 AB

110 – 3B/RHP Ryan Vilade (Frisco HS, Texas): above-average to plus raw power; above-average to plus arm; average speed; has also played 2B; RHH; Oklahoma State commit; 6-2, 200 pounds

111 – 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

112 – 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

113 – C Sam Praytor (Helena HS, Alabama): above-average hit tool; average raw power; strong arm; Alabama commit; RHH; FAVORITE; 5-11, 200 pounds

114 – SS Matthew Golda (Inspiration Academy, Florida): plus defensive tools; average arm, plays up (above-average); good athlete; average speed; good approach; RHH; Florida Atlantic commit; FAVORITE; 6-0, 180 pounds

115 – Xavier JR 3B/2B Rylan Bannon: average to above-average power upside; plus defender; average speed; 5-10, 180 pounds

2015: .194/.284/.224 – 17 BB/36 K – 4/4 SB – 165 AB
2016: .273/.390/.473 – 34 BB/39 K – 7/12 SB – 205 AB
2017: .325/.439/.618 – 37 BB/45 K – 17/18 SB – 212 AB

116 – 2B/SS Austin Martin (Trinity Christian HS, Florida): steady defender; average raw power; average or better arm, could push him back to SS where his defensive skills belong if it proves 100% healthy; plus athlete; above-average to plus speed; Vanderbilt commit; FAVORITE; RHH; 6-0, 175 pounds

117 – 3B/OF Jayson Gonzalez (Bishop Amat HS, California): above-average to plus power upside; above-average arm; average speed; strong; good defensive tools; RHH; Vanderbilt commit; 6-2, 200 pounds

118 – Grayson JC SO RHP Tyler Ivey: 88-94 FB, 96 peak; average low-80s SL; average 74-77 CB; CU; deceptive; Texas A&M transfer; 6-4, 200 pounds

2017: 14.08 K/9 – 2.08 BB/9 – 78.0 IP – 2.08 ERA

119 – RHP/1B Joseph Perez (Archbishop McCarthy HS, Florida): 89-96 FB, 99 peak; 77-84 SL/CB, flashes above-average to plus; good athlete; young for class; command, delivery, and changeup are all questions; plus power upside; plus arm; add health to the list of question after TJ surgery (6/17); Miami commit; 6-3, 200 pounds

120 – Itawamba JC SO 1B Tyreque Reed: plus raw power; good approach; FAVORITE; 6-1, 260 pounds

2017: .504/.638/.943 – 46 BB/11 K – 6/6 SB – 141 AB

121 – SS Ricardo De La Torre (Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Puerto Rico): above-average to plus raw power; plus arm; average speed; serious defensive upside, but still makes some mental errors; Auburn commit; FAVORITE; 6-2, 175 pounds

122 – Binghamton rSO 1B/3B Justin Yurchak: good hit tool; good approach; Wake Forest transfer; LHH; FAVORITE; 6-1, 200 pounds

2015: .313/.424/.456 – 30 BB/22 K – 4/4 SB – 160 AB
2017: .320/.474/.442 – 41 BB/12 K – 0/0 SB – 147 AB

123 – 2B/SS Tyler Freeman (Etiwanda HS, California): good hit tool; good approach; power upside; steady glove; average to above-average arm; average speed, plays up; good athlete; good target if you miss on Nick Allen; TCU commit; RHH; FAVORITE; 6-0, 170 pounds

124 – Texas rJR RHP Morgan Cooper: 88-94 FB, 96-97 peak; 87-88 SL; impressive 69-73 CB, flashes plus; good low- to mid-80s CU, flashes plus; TJ survivor; 2016: 91-93 FB, 95 peak; 2017: 90-94 FB with sink, 96 peak; 82-85 SL; average low- to mid-80s CU; 74-79 CB; 89 cutter; 6-5, 220 pounds

2014: 6.59 K/9 – 1.45 BB/9 – 56 IP – 2.89 ERA
2016: 7.40 K/9 – 2.28 BB/9 – 67.0 IP – 4.03 ERA
2017: 11.09 K/9 – 3.33 BB/9 – 89.1 IP – 2.32 ERA

125 – C Blake Hunt (Mater Dei HS, California): above-average power upside; plus arm; above-average defensive tools; Pepperdine commit; RHH; 6-3, 200 pounds

126 – 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

127 – SS/OF Adam Hall (AB Lucas SS, Ontario): plus raw power; above-average to plus speed; really quick bat; intriguing defensive tools; good approach; RHH; Sam Monroy comp: Mark Ellis; 6-0, 175 pounds

128 – Virginia JR 3B/OF Charlie Cody: power upside; above-average speed; good athlete; 6-1, 185 pounds

2015: .291/.350/.382 – 2 BB/12 K – 0/1 SB – 55 AB
2016: .220/.313/.402 – 9 BB/15 K – 0/0 SB – 82 AB
2017: .254/.407/.507 – 12 BB/12 K – 3/3 SB – 67 AB

129 – C MJ Melendez (Westminster Christian HS, Florida): plus bat speed; plus arm; good defender; really good athlete; average power upside; good speed; bat is very much a question right now; defends like a pro, thinks like a pro; Florida International commit; LHH; 6-0, 175 pounds

130 – Chipola JC rSO 3B/2B Andrew Bechtold: average hit tool; plus raw power; plus bat speed; good glove; above-average speed; strong arm; can also play SS; Maryland transfer; 6-0, 200 pounds (2017: .419/.532/.676 – 49 BB/44 K – 24/28 SB – 210 AB)

131 – Michigan JR LHP Oliver Jaskie: 85-90 FB with sink, 92 peak; above-average 80-87 cut-SL; average to above-average 81-86 CU; average 79-82 CB, truer SL for some; good command; deceptive; 6-3, 210 pounds

2015: 10.16 K/9 – 6.39 BB/9 – 30.2 IP – 5.52 ERA
2017: 11.52 K/9 – 3.00 BB/9 – 93.0 IP – 3.77 ERA

132 – RHP/1B Kyle Hurt (Torrey Pines HS, California): 86-92 FB with sink, 94-95 peak; above-average 75-84 CU, plus upside; average 73-78 CB/SL, above-average to plus upside; older for class; USC commit; 6-4, 200 pounds

133 – RHP AJ Labas (Trinity Christian HS, Florida): 87-92 FB with sink, 93 peak; average 73-81 CB/SL; above-average 78-82 CU, flashes plus; North Florida commit; 6-3, 220 pounds

134 – RHP Tanner Burns (Decatur HS, Alabama): 88-94 FB, 97 peak; above-average to plus 78-82 SL/CB, up to 83-85 in spring 2017; good CU; good athlete; PG comp: Grant Holmes; BA comp: JB Bukauskas; Auburn commit; 6-0, 210 pounds

135 – RHP Jeremiah Estrada (Palm Desert HS, California): 87-94 FB, 96 peak; lots of natural cut on FB; 77-81 SL; above-average 81-83 CU, flashes plus; average or better 74-75 CB, plus upside; two breaking balls often become one; good athlete; UCLA commit; FAVORITE; 6-1, 185 pounds

136 – 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

137 – 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

138 – 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

139 – LHP Logan Allen (University HS, Florida): 87-92 FB, 94 peak; average to above-average 73-77 CB; average to above-average 79-83 CU; average to above-average 77-79 cut-SL; deceptive; good command; PG comp: Eric Lauer; Florida International commit; 6-0, 175 pounds

140 – RHP/SS Bryce Bonnin (Barbers Hill HS, Texas): 89-94 FB with plus movement, 95 peak; above-average 79-87 SL, flashes plus when thrown firmer; good athlete; Arkansas commit; RHH: 6-0, 180 pounds

141 – SS Jacob Amaya (South Hills HS, California): above-average hit tool; average power; good defensive tools; above-average arm; Cal State Fullerton commit; RHH; 6-0, 200 pounds

142 – SS Greg Jones (Cary HS, North Carolina): average power upside; good athlete; plus speed; plus arm; old for class; seemingly every year I comp a guy to Roman Quinn and that’s Jones this year; UNC Wilmington commit; BHH; 5-11, 170 pounds

143 – SS Chris Seise (West Orange HS, Florida): average raw power; plus speed; plus arm; good defensive tools; BHH; Central Florida commit; 6-3, 185 pounds

144 – 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

145 – Oklahoma State SR RHP Trey Cobb: 89-94 FB with plus sink, up to 92-96 now; above-average 77-84 cut-SL, flashes plus more consistently now (up to 87); low-80s CU with upside; CB; 6-1, 200 pounds

2014: 7.27 K/9 – 4.67 BB/9 – 34.2 IP – 3.12 ERA
2015: 8.08 K/9 – 2.90 BB/9 – 58.2 IP – 2.59 ERA
2016: 11.03 K/9 – 3.53 BB/9 – 81.2 IP – 3.09 ERA
2017: 12.18 K/9 – 3.05 BB/9 – 26.2 IP – 3.37 ERA

146 – Tampa JR RHP Garrett Cave: 88-97 FB, 99 peak (92-98 Cape 2016); above-average to plus 79-82 CB/SL; CU flashes average; good athlete; FIU transfer; mirrored image of Brendon Little; 2017: 91-96 FB; 78-81 CB; 6-3, 200 pounds

2015: 7.33 K/9 – 9.00 BB/9 – 26.2 IP – 5.00 ERA
2017: 12.26 K/9 – 4.68 BB/9 – 61.2 IP – 4.23 ERA

147 – 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

148 – 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

149 – 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

150 – 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

151 – Clemson JR LHP Charlie Barnes: 85-90 FB with sink; above-average to plus 75-79 CU; average 71-75 CB; 77-83 cut-SL; deceptive; 6-2, 170 pounds

2015: 8.62 K/9 – 3.00 BB/9 – 24.0 IP – 3.38 ERA
2016: 7.99 K/9 – 2.28 BB/9 – 94.2 IP – 4.66 ERA
2017: 10.04 K/9 – 1.95 BB/9 – 101.1 IP – 3.20 ERA

152 – Kennesaw State JR RHP Tony Dibrell: 87-94 FB, 96 peak; above-average to plus 79-85 SL; average 79-82 CU, flashes above-average with plus upside; low-70s CB; good athlete; FAVORITE; 6-3, 200 pounds

2015: 9.56 K/9 – 1.69 BB/9 – 16.0 IP – 5.06 ERA
2016: 10.94 K/9 – 4.97 BB/9 – 54.1 IP – 4.64 ERA
2017: 9.70 K/9 – 3.67 BB/9 – 95.2 IP – 2.45 ERA

153 – Cal State Fullerton JR RHP Connor Seabold: 87-92 FB with sink, 93 peak; good 76-81 SL/CB; average 80-82 CU; above-average 85-86 splitter; really good command; FAVORITE; 6-3, 185 pounds

2015: 9.91 K/9 – 1.57 BB/9 – 69.0 IP – 3.26 ERA
2016: 10.37 K/9 – 0.97 BB/9 – 83.1 IP – 2.48 ERA
2017: 8.80 K/9 – 1.62 BB/9 – 122.2 IP – 3.01 ERA

154 – 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

155 – RHP/SS Oscar Serratos (Grayson HS, Georgia): 90-92 FB; good CB/SL; good CU; above-average to plus arm; average speed; very young for class; Georgia Tech commit; RHH: 6-3, 185 pounds

156 – Charlotte JR 2B/OF Brett Netzer: average to above-average hit tool; good approach; average to above-average raw power; above-average to plus speed; average arm; good athlete; good enough defender; LHH; FAVORITE; 6-0, 190 pounds

2015: .318/.382/.399 – 14 BB/24 K – 3/5 SB – 148 AB
2016: .384/.461/.555 – 25 BB/20 K – 6/6 SB – 211 AB
2017: .342/.425/.509 – 29 BB/27 K – 5/7 SB – 234 AB

157 – LHP Shane Drohan (Cardinal Newman HS, Florida): 87-90 FB; above-average upper-70s CB with plus upside; 82-86 CU with above-average upside; Florida State commit; FAVORITE; 6-2, 190 pounds

158 – Houston JR 2B/SS Jake Scheiner: good hit tool; good approach; steady glove; can also play 3B; 6-1, 200 pounds

2017: .346/.432/.667 – 27 BB/41 K – 8/11 SB – 243 AB

159 – LHP Brendan Murphy (Mundelein HS, Illinois): 85-90 FB, 92 peak; above-average 80-82 CU, plus upside; 77-80 CB/SL, average upside; good athlete; Arizona State commit; 6-4, 200 pounds

160 – RHP/3B Griffin McGarry (Menlo HS, California): 87-92 FB, 94 peak; average low-80s CU; above-average 75-78 SL/CB, plus upside; good athlete; good defensive tools; above-average arm; Virginia commit; 6-2, 175 pounds

161 – RHP CJ Van Eyk (Steinbrenner HS, Florida): 86-93 FB with sink, 95 peak; above-average 74-79 CB/SL, flashes plus; average 77-82 CU; deceptive; Florida State commit; 6-2, 185 pounds

162 – LHP Mitchell Stone (Deer Creek HS, Oklahoma): 87-92 FB; average 71-78 CB with above-average to plus upside; 79-83 CU, average to above-average upside; reminds me some of Kyle Young; Oklahoma State commit; 6-9, 250 pounds

163 – 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

164 – 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

165 – C Phillip Clarke (Christ Presbyterian HS, Tennessee): above-average hit tool; average raw power; good approach; average defender; average at best arm; Vanderbilt commit; FAVORITE; LHH; 5-11, 190 pounds

166 – 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

167 – Morehead State JR LHP Aaron Leasher: 86-92 FB; above-average 78-83 SL/CB; average 80 CU with sink; good athlete; PG comp: Jaime Garcia; FAVORITE; 6-3, 190 pounds

2015: 8.53 K/9 – 6.63 BB/9 – 38.0 IP – 9.71 ERA
2016: 11.95 K/9 – 4.69 BB/9 – 80.2 IP – 4.57 ERA
2017: 10.24 K/9 – 3.12 BB/9 – 92.1 IP – 4.19 ERA

168 – RHP Trey Dillard (Desert Mountain HS, Arizona): 86-92 FB with plus sink, 94 peak; above-average 76-81 SL/CB, plus upside; CU with sink; San Jacinto JC commit; 6-2, 215 pounds

169 – 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

170 – RHP Landon Leach (Pickering SS, Ontario): 87-94 FB with sink, 96 peak; 77-85 SL/CB, flashes average; 80-82 CU; good athlete; Texas commit; 6-4, 215 pounds

171 – Texas A&M JR RHP Brigham Hill: 88-94 FB, 95 peak; average but inconsistent 76-82 SL/CB, more CB than SL in 2017; above-average to plus low-80s (82-85) split-CU; good athlete; 2017: 88-93 FB; 82-84 SL; 81-83 CU; 76-79 CB; TJ survivor; 5-11, 180 pounds

2015: 10.89 K/9 – 4.26 BB/9 – 18.2 IP – 5.21 ERA
2016: 9.19 K/9 – 2.60 BB/9 – 97.0 IP – 2.51 ERA
2017: 10.00 K/9 – 2.71 BB/9 – 96.1 IP – 3.18 ERA

172 – C Luis Campusano (Cross Creek HS, Georgia): good defensive tools; average arm strength but very accurate; underrated athlete; above-average raw power; strong; good approach; South Carolina commit; RHH; 6-0, 200 pounds

173 – SS Hayden Cantrelle (Teurlings Catholic HS, Louisiana): good hit tool; plus speed; above-average arm; BHH; Louisiana commit; 5-10, 175 pounds

174 – Connecticut JR 3B/SS Willy Yahn: good athlete; good glove; FAVORITE; 5-11, 185 pounds

2015: .343/.388/.453 – 10 BB/13 K – 4/7 SB – 172 AB
2016: .319/.355/.453 – 9 BB/19 K – 7/10 SB – 276 AB
2017: .317/.376/.434 – 13 BB/13 K – 6/9 SB – 189 AB

175 – Washington JR RHP Noah Bremer: 87-92 FB with sink; good low-80s split-CU; average to above-average 77 CB; cut-SL; good command; 6-4, 190 pounds

2015: 4.15 K/9 – 1.85 BB/9 – 78.1 IP – 2.42 ERA
2017: 9.00 K/9 – 3.15 BB/9 – 103.0 IP – 3.15 ERA

176 – Maryland JR RHP Brian Shaffer: 87-92 FB with plus sink, 94-95 peak; plus CU, I like more than most; good 76-82 SL/CB; plus FB command; FAVORITE; 6-5, 200 pounds

2015: 7.67 K/9 – 1.33 BB/9 – 61.0 IP – 4.57 ERA
2016: 6.52 K/9 – 1.13 BB/9 – 103.2 IP – 2.60 ERA
2017: 9.06 K/9 – 1.50 BB/9 – 108.1 IP – 2.66 ERA

177 – RHP Joe Lancelotti (Penn Charter HS, Pennsylvania): 87-94 FB, 96 peak; average 75-80 kCB/SL; 78-81 CU; stuff-wise, see HS version of JB Bukauskas as a comp; North Carolina commit; 6-0, 200 pounds

178 – SS Alika Williams (Rancho Bernardo HS, California): plus defensive tools; good athlete; average speed; sneaky pop; BA comp: Nick Ahmed; Arizona State commit; RHH; 6-2, 175 pounds

179 – 3B/1B Blake Diggle (IMG Academy, Florida): plus bat speed; above-average to plus raw power; plus arm; steady glove; good approach; LHH; FAVORITE; 6-2, 220 pounds

180 – UAB rSO OF/C Brewer Hicklen: above-average raw power; average arm; great athlete; plus speed; plus range; FAVORITE; 6-2, 210 pounds

2016: .289/.413/.408 – 38 BB/41 K – 22/28 SB – 201 AB
2017: .328/.422/.586 – 25 BB/52 K – 17/21 SB – 186 AB

181 – Lipscomb JR OF Michael Gigliotti: above-average hit tool; good approach; really good glove in CF, at least above-average and could be plus; plus to plus-plus speed; good athlete; average arm; average power upside; PG comps: Leonys Martin, Josh Hart; LHH; 6-1, 180 pounds

2015: .336/.409/.448 – 25 BB/31 K – 17/24 SB – 232 AB
2016: .302/.409/.464 – 31 BB/35 K – 15/19 SB – 192 AB
2017: .282/.447/.406 – 51 BB/41 K – 31/36 SB – 202 AB

182 – Arizona State JR OF/LHP Andrew Shaps: easy CF range; great athlete; above-average arm; plus speed; 88-93 FB; dismissed from team; coach comp: Kole Calhoun; 6-1, 190 pounds

2016: .321/.360/.443 – 13 BB/37 K – 6/11 SB – 212 AB
2019: .299/.368/.490 – 14 BB/14 K – 7/12 SB – 147 AB

183 – Cal Poly JR RHP Erich Uelmen: 90-94 FB with plus sink, 96 peak; above-average 81-86 SL, plus upside; average 80-82 CB; occasional CU; good athlete; good command; BA comp: Derek Lowe; 6-3, 210 pounds

2015: 7.65 K/9 – 5.40 BB/9 – 20.1 IP – 7.20 ERA
2016: 6.77 K/9 – 2.13 BB/9 – 93.0 IP – 3.68 ERA
2017: 9.15 K/9 – 2.11 BB/9 – 98.1 IP – 2.93 ERA

184 – Michigan State rSO LHP/1B Alex Troop: 86-92 FB with sink; plus 77-80 CU, one of my favorites in this class; much improved 79-80 SL/CB, now average; deceptive; good hit tool; power upside; can also play OF: FAVORITE; 6-5, 210 pounds

2015: 7.61 K/9 – 4.01 BB/9 – 42.2 IP – 5.27 ERA
2016: 11.45 K/9 – 2.45 BB/9 – 11.0 IP – 1.64 ERA
2017: 8.94 K/9 – 3.12 BB/9 – 83.2 IP – 2.47 ERA

2015: .226/.305/.321 – 5 BB/19 K – 0/1 SB – 53 AB
2016: .372/.471/.581 – 8 BB/11 K – 2/2 SB – 43 AB
2017: .321/.444/.531 – 18 BB/22 K – 2/3 SB – 81 AB

185 – South Carolina rJR RHP Wil Crowe: 87-94 FB, 96-97 peak; above-average 78-82 SL; above-average 71-75 CB, flashes plus with plus upside (up to 79-81 in 2016, CB/SL now one pitch); average 78-85 CU; FB cuts and sinks; BA Tommy Hunter comp; Lance Lynn comp; torn UCL in 4/2015; 2017: 91-95 FB with sink, 97 peak; good 77-80 CB; 80-85 SL; two breaking balls can run into each other at times; good 80-86 CU, inconsistent; 6-2, 250 pounds

2014: 5.77 K/9 – 1.86 BB/9 – 91 IP – 2.74 ERA
2015: 10.41 K/9 – 3.35 BB/9 – 51.1 IP – 4.94 ERA
2017: 8.78 K/9 – 3.02 BB/9 – 92.1 IP – 3.41 ERA

186 – 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

187 – Texas Tech JR OF/SS Tanner Gardner: plus defensive upside at either SS or CF depending on who you ask; good approach; sneaky pop; above-average speed; good athlete; FAVORITE; 5-11, 200 pounds

2015: .238/.308/.385 – 13 BB/20 K – 6/7 SB – 130 AB
2016: .379/.484/.549 – 43 BB/32 K – 6/9 SB – 235 AB
2017: .305/.395/.485 – 26 BB/31 K – 6/6 SB – 200 AB

188 – Duke SO OF Jimmy Herron: plus to plus-plus speed; plus arm; power upside; good approach; FAVORITE; 6-1, 200 pounds

2016: .324/.418/.440 – 29 BB/25 K – 24/28 SB – 207 AB
2017: .326/.412/.474 – 29 BB/34 K – 17/24 SB – 230 AB

189 – Auburn rJR RHP Keegan Thompson: 87-94 FB, 95 peak; plus 74-75 CB; plus 78-79 SL; good CU; plus FB command; power upside; old (updated) Jonathan Gray comp; TJ survivor; 2017: 87-93 FB; 82-84 SL; 76-79 CB; above-average 78-83 CU; two breaking balls might now be one, but still a plus pitch for me; 6-2, 210 pounds

2014: 7.33 K/9 – 2.31 BB/9 – 89.2 IP – 2.01 ERA
2015: 7.97 K/9 – 2.06 BB/9 – 69.2 IP – 3.09 ERA
2017: 7.23 K/9 – 1.64 BB/9 – 93.1 IP – 2.41 ERA

190 – 3B/OF Jason Willow (Lambrick Park SS, British Columbia): power upside; good athlete; above-average to plus arm; good defensive tools; average at best speed; RHH; UC Santa Barbara commit; 6-2, 175 pounds

191 – 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

192 – Kentucky JR 2B/SS Riley Mahan: average or better hit tool; average raw power; good athlete; good glove, but inconsistent accuracy on throws; above-average speed; above-average to plus arm; 6-2, 190 pounds

2015: .232/.295/.337 – 7 BB/27 K – 1/2 SB – 95 AB
2016: .316/.348/.490 – 11 BB/51 K – 8/11 SB – 196 AB
2017: .336/.392/.618 – 22 BB/56 K – 9/12 SB – 262 AB

193 – TCU JR C Evan Skoug: plus bat speed; strong; good hit tool; average or better power upside, many like it more (plus); legitimately improved defender, but still questionable; average at best arm; defense: intangibles and sure-handedness (good), raw athleticism and flash plays (not good); older BA comp: Kyle Schwarber; newer BA/Fitt comp: Matt Thaiss; LHH; 5-11, 200 pounds

2015: .285/.365/.426 – 28 BB/50 K – 5/8 SB – 256 AB
2016: .301/.390/.502 – 34 BB/47 K – 7/7 SB – 249 AB
2017: .278/.387/.547 – 38 BB/84 K – 3/3 SB – 234 AB

194 – Wake Forest SO RHP Griffin Roberts: 88-94 FB with big sink, 95 peak; average to above-average 80-85 CB/SL, looks like a SL to me; great athlete; FAVORITE; 6-3, 210 pounds

2016: 10.38 K/9 – 12.69 BB/9 – 15.2 IP – 9.19 ERA
2017: 13.42 K/9 – 5.19 BB/9 – 50.1 IP – 2.15 ERA

195 – RHP Justin Bullock (South Granville HS, North Carolina): 88-94 FB with sink, 95 peak; good 80-84 CU; good 74-76 CB; good athlete; NC State commit; 6-2, 200 pounds

196 – LHP Jordan Fowler (Dyer County HS, Tennessee): 88-92 FB, 93 peak; above-average CB; average CU; Mississippi commit; FAVORITE; 6-2, 175 pounds

197 – SS Andrew Swift (Hamilton HS, Arizona): above-average to plus speed; good defensive tools; strong arm; Arizona State commit; 6-1, 150 pounds

198 – Binghamton JR OF/2B CJ Krowiak: easy CF range; plus speed; great athlete; FAVORITE; 6-0, 190 pounds

2015: .325/.453/.442 – 17 BB/11 K – 5/7 SB – 77 AB
2016: .314/.366/.368 – 18 BB/12 K – 16/19 SB – 223 AB
2017: .326/.390/.480 – 18 BB/18 K – 13/18 SB – 175 AB

199 – Auburn JR OF Jonah Todd: good hit tool; CF range; above-average to plus speed; plus athlete; average at best arm; PG comp: Brett Gardner; 6-0, 180 pounds

2017: .376/.460/.471 – 37 BB/28 K – 9/14 SB – 242 AB

200 – St. John’s JR 2B/SS Jesse Berardi: good hit tool; average speed; steady glove; good approach; average arm, plays up; coach comp (via D1): Joe Panik; 5-10, 185 pounds

2015: .200/.321/.215 – 11 BB/12 K – 1/3 SB – 65 AB
2016: .298/.394/.455 – 27 BB/25 K – 7/8 SB – 191 AB
2017: .356/.456/.462 – 38 BB/35 K – 12/15 SB – 225 AB

201 – RHP/SS John Swanda (Roosevelt HS, Iowa): 88-92 FB, 93 peak; good 79-80 CB; 79-80 CU with plus upside; good athlete; strong arm; RHH; Nebraska commit; 6-2, 185 pounds

202 – 3B/SS Tanner Morris (Miller HS, Virginia): good hit tool; average raw power; strong arm; LHH; Virginia commit; 6-2, 190 pounds

203 – 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

204 – 3B/2B Ben Ramirez (Eastlake HS, California): plus raw power; average or better arm; average or better speed; can also play SS; USC commit; LHH; 6-3, 180 pounds

205 – LHP Sam Weatherly (Howell HS, Michigan): 85-90 FB; really good 78-81 CU; 75-78 SL/CB; deceptive; good athlete; Clemson commit; FAVORITE; 6-3, 175 pounds

206 – RHP Chris McMahon (Rustin HS, Pennsylvania): 90-94 FB, 95 peak; 77-79 CB/SL, plus upside; 79-81 CU; great athlete; Miami commit; 6-2, 190 pounds

207 – RHP Freddy Tarnok (Riverview HS, Florida): 88-94 FB, 97 peak; 75-77 CB, flashes above-average; Tampa commit; 6-3, 185 pounds

208 – 3B Raymond Gil (Gulliver Prep, Florida): plus bat speed; above-average raw power; above-average arm; average speed; good athlete; RHH; Miami commit; 6-1, 200 pounds

209 – 3B Buddy Kennedy (Millville HS, New Jersey): good hit tool; above-average to plus speed; average arm; steady glove; good athlete; North Carolina commit; 5-11, 215 pounds

210 – OF/C Blake Paugh (Chaparral HS, Arizona): good hit tool; plus power upside; average speed; Arizona commit; RHH; 6-2, 200 pounds

211 – Michigan JR 1B/3B Drew Lugbauer: plus to plus-plus raw power, hits it to all fields; strong; good approach; strong arm; good glove behind plate, has improved markedly; good athlete; 6-4, 220 pounds

2015: .211/.300/.281 – 15 BB/36 K – 0/0 SB – 114 AB
2016: .294/.389/.483 – 30 BB/55 K – 1/1 SB – 201 AB
2017: .288/.401/.518 – 38 BB/68 K – 2/3 SB – 222 AB

212 – Gonzaga JR RHP Eli Morgan: 85-91 FB with sink, 93 peak; plus 74-76 CU; CB; SL; plus deception; PG comp: David Cone (!); self-comps (per BA): Marco Estrada/Johnny Cueto; FAVORITE; 5-10, 185 pounds

2015: 7.04 K/9 – 1.57 BB/9 – 45.2 IP – 2.35 ERA
2016: 8.68 K/9 – 2.51 BB/9 – 111.0 IP – 3.73 ERA
2017: 12.35 K/9 – 2.77 BB/9 – 100.2 IP – 2.86 ERA

213 – 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

214 – South Carolina Upstate JR OF JJ Shimko: great approach; good hit tool; power upside; plus speed; easy CF range; strong; FAVORITE; 6-1, 220 pounds

2015: .190/.280/.200 – 11 BB/33 K – 1/2 SB – 105 AB
2016: .292/.383/.373 – 20 BB/29 K – 1/2 SB – 185 AB
2017: .300/.417/.435 – 38 BB/32 K – 7/7 SB – 207 AB

215 – 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

216 – 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

217 – RHP Glenn Albanese (Batavia HS, Illinois): 90-92 FB with sink; 81-84 CU with plus upside; CB; Louisville commit; FAVORITE; 6-6, 225 pounds

218 – RHP James Marinan (Park Vista HS, Florida): 90-94 FB, 96 peak; 74-78 CB; good mid-70s CU; good athlete; Miami commit; 6-5, 220 pounds

219 – LHP Hugh Fisher (Briarcrest Christian School, Tennessee): 86-92 FB; average 72-78 CB/SL; 79-81 CU; good deception; Vanderbilt commit; FAVORITE; 6-5, 180 pounds

220 – East Tennessee State JR C/1B Hagen Owenby: power upside; good athlete; 6-1, 205 pounds

2015: .310/.409/.497 – 26 BB/26 K – 0/0 SB – 171 AB
2016: .374/.426/.660 – 23 BB/30 K – 1/5 SB – 235 AB
2017: .346/.438/.573 – 40 BB/24 K – 1/1 SB – 234 AB

221 – Florida JR 1B/C JJ Schwarz: above-average to plus raw power; plus bat speed; average glove, but has gotten much better (2015); defense and body took major step back in 2016, yet improving again on Cape; average or better arm; long swing; not great at first; anticipated Zack Collins debates all over again didn’t come to pass; RHH; 6-2, 215 pounds

2015: .332/.398/.629 – 28 BB/46 K – 1/1 SB – 256 AB
2016: .290/.397/.456 – 45 BB/54 K – 2/4 SB – 252 AB
2017: .269/.369/.449 – 35 BB/54 K – 6/7 SB – 269 AB

221 – LHP John Kodros (Coppell HS, Texas): 82-86 FB; above-average 74-79 SL; 75-76 CU, flashes average; low-70s CB; good deception; FAVORITE; 6-5, 175 pounds

223 – 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

224 – Arizona JR OF Jared Oliva: plus to plus-plus speed, others have it less; easy CF range; great athlete; above-average power upside; 6-2, 190 pounds

2015: .272/.340/.390 – 12 BB/33 K – 4/6 SB – 136 AB
2016: .240/.293/.378 – 14 BB/45 K – 13/18 SB – 217 AB
2017: .321/.385/.498 – 26 BB/42 K – 10/13 SB – 243 AB

225 – Oklahoma State JR OF Garrett McCain: good hit tool; good approach; average or better speed, times as high as plus; average power; strong arm; good athlete; 86-90 FB; good CU; 6-0, 180 pounds

2015: .319/.467/.389 – 11 BB/17 K – 7/7 SB – 72 AB
2016: .203/.385/.243 – 17 BB/18 K – 11/13 SB – 74 AB
2017: .388/.491/.549 – 29 BB/33 K – 19/20 SB – 224 AB

226 – Iowa JR 1B Jake Adams: plus power; good glove; slow; 6-2, 235 pounds

2017: .335/.417/.747 – 29 BB/57 K – 5/6 SB – 245 AB

227 – 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

228 – State College of Florida SO 3B Ryan Karstetter: power upside; good approach; good athlete; Virginia transfer; 6-4, 210 pounds

2016: .225/.254/.275 – 2 BB/26 K – 2/3 SB – 120 AB
2017: .363/.412/.540 – 20 BB/35 K – 3/7 SB – 226 AB

229 – Kansas JR LHP Blake Weiman: 87-92 FB; good CU; good SL; 6-4, 200 pounds

2015: 3.70 K/9 – 2.09 BB/9 – 56.0 IP – 6.75 ERA
2017: 11.00 K/9 – 1.00 BB/9 – 45.0 IP – 2.80 ERA

230 – LHP Hunter Milligan (Greenbrier HS, Arkansas): 85-90 FB with sink; above-average 74-76 CB/SL, plus upside; 76-78 CU; recovering from torn labrum; Arkansas commit; 6-4, 215 pounds

231 – 3B/SS Adisyn Coffey (Delta HS, Indiana): intriguing hit tool; average at best power; plus speed; good approach; average defensive tools, could stick at SS; average to above-average arm; good athlete; Arizona State commit; FAVORITE; RHH; 6-2, 180 pounds

232 – San Diego JR RHP Jonathan Teaney: 88-92 FB, 94 peak; above-average 78-80 CB; average CU with above-average upside; plus athlete; 6-2, 200 pounds

2015: 8.76 K/9 – 8.76 BB/9 – 36.2 IP – 5.35 ERA
2016: 13.13 K/9 – 8.63 BB/9 – 24.0 IP – 7.50 ERA
2017: 11.54 K/9 – 6.46 BB/9 – 39.0 IP – 5.54 ERA

233 – Cal Poly rSO RHP Spencer Howard: 90-96 FB; good mid-80s cut-SL; average upper-70s CU; good athlete; 6-3, 200 pounds

2016: 9.59 K/9 – 3.20 BB/9 – 36.2 IP – 2.95 ERA
2017: 9.96 K/9 – 2.36 BB/9 – 87.2 IP – 1.95 ERA

234 – 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

235 – 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

236 – Mississippi rSO RHP Brady Feigl: 90-94 FB, 95 peak; above-average 79-84 SL/CB; good 83-86 CU; good command; 6-5, 220 pounds

2016: 8.65 K/9 – 3.10 BB/9 – 40.2 IP – 3.76 ERA
2017: 9.17 K/9 – 1.70 BB/9 – 53.0 IP – 4.08 ERA

237 – Oregon State rJR RHP Jake Thompson: 88-95 FB, 97-98 peak; above-average SL; CU; 2017: 90-96 FB FB, 98 peak; 75-80 CB; above-average to plus 80-86 SL; 79-83 CU; 6-2, 200 pounds

2014: 5.75 K/9 – 5.25 BB/9 – 36 IP – 4.25 ERA
2016: 7.82 K/9 – 4.13 BB/9 – 61.0 IP – 4.28 ERA
2017: 8.60 K/9 – 2.74 BB/9 – 118.1 IP – 1.52 ERA

238 – 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

239 – RHP Mason Hickman (Pope John Paul II HS, Tennessee): 87-91 FB with sink; above-average 77-84 SL/CB; CU; deceptive; Vanderbilt commit; 6-6, 230 pounds

240 – Seattle JR LHP Nick Meservey: out in 2017 (TJ); 86-92 FB, 94-95 peak; easy plus FB; average or better 75-80 CB; average or better 79-81 CU; good command; fearless with offspeed; very easy velocity; FAVORITE; 6-5, 220 pounds

2015: 10.71 K/9 – 6.00 BB/9 – 20.2 IP – 4.71 ERA
2016: 8.75 K/9 – 4.76 BB/9 – 81.1 IP – 2.32 ERA
2017: 6.43 K/9 – 3.86 BB/9 – 14.0 IP – 3.86 ERA

241 – Utah JR RHP Jayson Rose: 88-94 FB with sink, 96 peak; average 72-77 CB/SL; above-average 81-86 CU, flashes plus to plus-plus; good athlete; PG comp: Mike Leake; 5-11, 175 pounds

2015: 7.29 K/9 – 2.79 BB/9 – 84.0 IP – 3.54 ERA
2016: 8.75 K/9 – 4.05 BB/9 – 109.0 IP – 2.89 ERA
2017: 7.85 K/9 – 4.12 BB/9 – 94.0 IP – 3.35 ERA

242 – 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)

243 – William & Mary JR 2B Cullen Large: above-average raw power; above-average speed; average or better defender; BHH; 6-0, 175 pounds

2015: .302/.371/.405 – 22 BB/42 K – 4/4 SB – 222 AB
2016: .328/.406/.508 – 28 BB/34 K – 4/5 SB – 250 AB
2017: .338/.419/.507 – 26 BB/37 K – 5/7 SB – 225 AB

244 – Sam Houston State JR OF Bryce Johnson: power upside; plus to plus-plus speed; great athlete; easy CF range; above-average to plus arm; 6-2, 180 pounds

2015: .310/.392/.364 – 19 BB/28 K – 16/21 SB – 187 AB
2016: .345/.401/.418 – 16 BB/33 K – 20/27 SB – 261 AB
2017: .351/.455/.436 – 34 BB/39 K – 33/40 SB – 259 AB

245 – Clemson JR OF Chase Pinder: plus hit tool; above-average raw power; steady in CF; good arm; average to above-average speed; 5-10, 185 pounds

2015: .256/.360/.375 – 21 BB/22 K – 2/3 SB – 160 AB
2016: .294/.412/.471 – 43 BB/40 K – 7/11 SB – 255 AB
2017: .310/.425/.472 – 37 BB/41 K – 13/16 SB – 229 AB

246 – Miami JR OF Carl Chester: plus-plus speed; plus arm; quick bat; average power upside; 6-0, 190 pounds

2015: .267/.355/.408 – 18 BB/45 K – 11/14 SB – 191 AB
2016: .336/.426/.395 – 22 BB/35 K – 16/26 SB – 253 AB
2017: .281/.367/.402 – 24 BB/21 K – 8/14 SB – 224 AB

247 – Furman JR RHP Will Gaddis: 88-92 FB, 94 peak; average or better 84-88 cut-SL; average to above-average 78-80 kCB; average or better 82-83 CU; 6-1, 180 pounds

2015: 5.82 K/9 – 2.52 BB/9 – 81.2 IP – 5.38 ERA
2016: 8.15 K/9 – 1.77 BB/9 – 101.2 IP – 3.45 ERA
2017: 7.63 K/9 – 1.37 BB/9 – 105.0 IP – 1.89 ERA

248 – RHP Matt Givin (Rock Canyon HS, Colorado): 88-92 FB; low-80s CB with plus upside; Xavier commit; 6-3, 185 pounds

249 – RHP/SS Brian Morrell (Shoreham-Wading River HS, New York): 87-92 FB with sink, 94 peak; average yet underdeveloped 71-76 CB; average 79-81 SL; above-average raw power; plus arm; good athlete; BHH; Notre Dame commit; 6-1, 190 pounds

250 – 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

251 – Northampton JC SO C Angel Lopez: plus arm; good defender; great approach; FAVORITE; 5-10, 190 pounds

2016: .387/.524/.604 – 23 BB/11 K – 15/16 SB – 111 AB
2017: .411/.549/.858 – 44 BB/14 K – 14/14 SB – 141 AB

252 – Texas A&M JR RHP Cason Sherrod: 88-96 FB with sink, 98 peak; 85-86 SL, average or better upside; CU flashes above-average; 6-4, 215 pounds

2016: 8.50 K/9 – 5.00 BB/9 – 18.0 IP – 4.50 ERA
2017: 7.84 K/9 – 4.95 BB/9 – 43.2 IP – 2.89 ERA

253 – RHP Wilberto Rivera (Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy, Puerto Rico): 90-95 FB, 97 peak; 73-76 CB/SL; good athlete; Florida International commit; PG comps: Edwin Diaz, Joe Jimenez; 6-4, 200 pounds

254 – RHP Ben Jordan (West Carter County HS, Kentucky): 88-94 FB with sink, 96-97 peak; 74-78 CB; 79-81 SL; good athlete; older for class; Kentucky commit; TJ in 2017; 6-9, 220 pounds

255 – RHP/3B Devin Ortiz (St. Joseph Regional HS, New Jersey): 86-91 FB; average 75-81 SL, above-average upside; 70-76 CB; 80 CU; good athlete; above-average raw power; Virginia commit; 6-3, 190 pounds

256 – RHP Daniel Ritcheson (Bishop Alemany HS, California): 88-94 FB with sink, 95 peak; above-average 75-79 CB, plus upside; 80-82 CU; 82-83 SL; San Diego State commit; Sam Monroy comp: Justin Masterson; 6-4, 200 pounds

257 – C Spencer Smith (Northern Durham HS, North Carolina): above-average to plus power upside; good defender; strong; good athlete; average arm; East Carolina commit; RHH; 6-1, 200 pounds

258 – 2B/SS Trevor Hauver (Perry HS, Arizona): good hit tool; power upside; quick bat; Arizona State commit; LHH; 6-0, 185 pounds

259 – UMass-Lowell SO OF Chris Sharpe: great athlete; 6-1, 200 pounds

2016: .228/.351/.310 – 28 BB/52 K – 8/8 SB – 171 AB
2017: .338/.432/.685 – 16 BB/27 K – 6/8 SB – 130 AB

260 – Houston JR OF/2B Corey Julks: good athlete; above-average speed; plus bat speed; could also be tried at 3B; 6-1, 200 pounds

2015: .302/.384/.469 – 21 BB/31 K – 3/5 SB – 179 AB
2016: .332/.409/.439 – 25 BB/34 K – 10/12 SB – 196 AB
2017: .335/.426/.572 – 35 BB/35 K – 15/20 SB – 215 AB

261 – C/OF Canaan Smith (Rockwall-Heath HS, Texas): power upside; good approach; good athlete; strong; reminds me some of Jakson Reetz; Arkansas commit; FAVORITE; 6-0, 210 pounds

262 – 3B Brett Cain (China Spring HS, Texas): good speed; good approach; good athlete; unconventional swing, but he makes it work; FAVORITE; 6-5, 200 pounds

263 – Gonzaga SR RHP Wyatt Mills: 89-92 FB, 94 peak; plus 80-82 SL; average or better CU; submariner; plus deception; very good command; BA comp: Steve Cishek; FAVORITE; 6-3, 175 pounds

2015: 4.74 K/9 – 1.89 BB/9 – 19.1 IP – 2.84 ERA
2016: 9.17 K/9 – 4.83 BB/9 – 37.1 IP – 2.65 ERA
2017: 12.95 K/9 – 0.89 BB/9 – 40.1 IP – 1.79 ERA

264 – Cal State Fullerton JR 2B/OF Dillon Persinger: good hit tool; good approach; plus speed; good enough defender; RHH; 5-11, 200 pounds

*2016: .417/.523/.661 – 28 BB/30 K – 15/18 SB – 180 AB
2017: .272/.347/.428 – 30 BB/38 K – 18/22 SB – 197 AB

265 – 1B/OF Nick Brueser (Hamilton HS, Arizona): good hit tool; power upside; plus defender; strong Stanford commit; RHH: 6-3, 180 pounds

266 – Seton Hall JR RHP Zach Schellenger: 89-95 FB with plus sink, 96 peak; above-average to plus 81-85 SL; deceptive; classic sinker/slider reliever profile; 6-5, 210 pounds

2015: 6.48 K/9 – 2.88 BB/9 – 25.1 IP – 5.04 ERA
2016: 13.82 K/9 – 4.15 BB/9 – 45.2 IP – 4.34 ERA

267 – North Carolina SO 3B Kyle Datres: plus arm strength; plus bat speed; above-average to plus power upside (average for some); average to above-average speed, plays up; good approach; can also play SS and 2B; plus athlete; strong; 88-92 FB; good CB/SL; FAVORITE; 6-0, 190 pounds

2016: .250/.384/.375 – 27 BB/28 K – 6/6 SB – 152 AB
2017: .265/.391/.422 – 29 BB/45 K – 4/7 SB – 230 AB

268 – UNLV rSO OF Ernie De La Trinidad: power upside; good defender; PG comp: Brian Giles; 5-9, 165 pounds

*2016: .399/.497/.662 – 24 BB/24 K – 12/15 SB – 148 AB
2017: .361/.465/.559 – 21 BB/32 K – 12/17 SB – 202 AB

269 – Stanford JR OF/1B Matt Winaker: good athlete; really good glove at 1B, plus upside; above-average speed; above-average raw power; LHH; 6-1, 200 pounds

2015: .268/.383/.380 – 31 BB/30 K – 1/2 SB – 179 AB
2016: .254/.356/.360 – 28 BB/20 K – 0/0 SB – 189 AB
2017: .308/.432/.514 – 42 BB/36 K – 3/6 SB – 208 AB

270 – Michigan State JR OF/LHP Brandon Hughes: good athlete; above-average to plus speed; easy CF range; above-average arm; BHH; 88-91 FB; 6-2, 215 pounds

2015: .280/.353/.405 – 19 BB/29 K – 3/6 SB – 200 AB
2016: .303/.393/.404 – 28 BB/39 K – 17/22 SB – 208 AB
2017: .330/.382/.473 – 18 BB/24 K – 30/36 SB – 203 AB

271 – Rice JR RHP Glenn Otto: 88-94 FB, 95 peak; above-average low-80s SL; plus low-80s CU (disputed); plus 76-81 kCB; deceptive; 2017: 90-96 FB, 98 peak; 80-84 CB/SL, plus upside; 80-83 CU; 6-5, 240 pounds

2015: 14.27 K/9 – 6.15 BB/9 – 41.0 IP – 1.54 ERA
2016: 9.55 K/9 – 3.77 BB/9 – 71.2 IP – 2.26 ERA
2017: 12.23 K/9 – 4.38 BB/9 – 59.2 IP – 3.77 ERA

272 – Louisiana SR RHP Wyatt Marks: 87-92 FB, 94 peak; 76-84 cut-SL flashes plus; good low-80s CU; CB; 6-3, 200 pounds

2015: 9.13 K/9 – 2.55 BB/9 – 66.2 IP – 3.22 ERA
2016: 9.47 K/9 – 2.37 BB/9 – 76.0 IP – 4.50 ERA
2017: 15.18 K/9 – 3.79 BB/9 – 59.1 IP – 2.28 ERA

273 – RHP Jonathan Stroman (La Cueva HS, New Mexico): 85-92 FB with sink, 94 peak; above-average 80-82 CU; upper-70s SL, flashes average; 73-76 CB; Arizona commit; 6-3, 200 pounds

274 – RHP Brandon McCabe (Forest Hill HS, Florida): 88-94 FB, 95 peak; plus 77-80 CB; occasional 81-86 split-CU; 6-2, 190 pounds

275 – LHP Jerryell Rivera Gonzalez (Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy, Puerto Rico): 85-91 FB with plus sink, 93 peak; good 75-78 CU; 71-73 CB/SL; good command; good athlete; Florida International commit

276 – LHP Reid Detmers (Chatham-Glenwood HS, Illinois): 85-91 FB; above-average 72-76 SL/CB, plus upside; Louisville commit; 6-3, 200 pounds

277 – LHP Ethan Lindow (Locust Grove HS, Georgia): 88-92 FB; average to above-average 78 CU; upper-60s CB; FAVORITE; 6-2, 175 pounds

278 – RHP Caleb Sloan (Regis Jesuit HS, Colorado): 89-94 FB, 96-97 peak; inconsistent 77-85 CB/SL, above-average to plus upside; low-80s CU; command comes and goes; TCU commit; 6-3, 215 pounds

279 – RHP/1B Nick Storz (Poly Prep, New York): 87-93 FB, 94-95 peak; above-average 75-82 SL/kCB, plus upside; 84-85 CU; plus raw power; unusually strong; older for class; PG comp: Mark Trumbo; LSU commit; 6-6, 250 pounds

280 – RHP Aaron Perry (Hurricane HS, West Virginia): 89-94 FB, 95 peak; above-average 81-87 SL, flashes plus; D1 comp: Marcus Stroman; Kentucky commit; stress fracture in elbow in spring 2017; 5-11, 175 pounds

281 – 2B/SS Ivan Johnson (Kennesaw Mountain HS, Georgia): good hit tool; good athlete; above-average speed; average arm; good defensive tools; Georgia commit; BHH; 6-0, 190 pounds

282 – SS Jake Holmes (Pinnacle HS, Arizona): above-average arm; plus speed; good athlete; Arizona State commit; RHH; 6-2, 200 pounds

283 – 3B/SS Adam Oviedo (Alvarado HS, Texas): strong arm; above-average power upside; good defensive tools; TCU commit; RHH; 6-0, 185 pounds

284 – OF Nelson Velasquez (PJ Education HS, Puerto Rico): plus bat speed; above-average power upside; plus arm; plus speed;

285 – OF/3B Joshua Crouch (Florida): plus raw power; plus bat speed; above-average arm; below-average speed; RHH; Florida International commit

286 – 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

287 – Missouri JR OF/2B Trey Harris: power upside; strong; quick bat; good approach; strong arm; good athlete; can also play 3B; 5-10, 220 pounds

2015: .263/.307/.376 – 10 BB/37 K – 6/6 SB – 186 AB
2017: .268/.388/.508 – 32 BB/27 K – 9/12 SB – 183 AB

288 – North Carolina State JR 3B/SS Joe Dunand: above-average arm; really impressive defensive tools, chance to be above-average to plus glove at 3B; above-average to plus raw power; quick bat; strong; great athlete; slow; RHH; 6-2, 200 pounds

2015: .219/.289/.381 – 15 BB/36 K – 1/2 SB – 215 AB
2016: .297/.345/.424 – 18 BB/42 K – 3/5 SB – 236 AB
2017: .290/.366/.638 – 17 BB/43 K – 2/2 SB – 207 AB

289 – The Citadel JR LHP JP Sears: 87-92 FB; average CU; average upper-70s CB/SL; 5-11, 180 pounds

2015: 9.71 K/9 – 2.84 BB/9 – 75.2 IP – 4.26 ERA
2016: 10.21 K/9 – 3.95 BB/9 – 82.0 IP – 5.27 ERA
2017: 13.41 K/9 – 2.55 BB/9 – 95.1 IP – 2.64 ERA

290 – McLennan JC SO OF Chris Roller: plus bat speed; good athlete; above-average to plus speed; easy CF range; FAVORITE; 5-11, 180 pounds

2017: .414/.515/.712 – 32 BB/39 K – 32/34 SB – 222 AB

291 – Florida State JR 3B/1B Dylan Busby: above-average speed; plus raw power; good defensive tools, but raw defensively at present; above-average arm; can also play SS and OF; 6-3, 185 pounds

2015: .242/.363/.455 – 27 BB/73 K – 12/13 SB – 198 AB
2016: .323/.374/.597 – 18 BB/64 K – 11/13 SB – 248 AB
2017: .317/.401/.608 – 22 BB/56 K – 9/12 SB – 227 AB

292 – Florida State SO LHP Tyler Holton: 85-90 FB, 92 peak; average 75-79 CB/SL; 76-78 CU, flashes above-average; above-average FB command; good athlete; 6-2, 200 pounds

2016: 11.18 K/9 – 4.39 BB/9 – 67.2 IP – 2.79 ERA
2017: 11.28 K/9 – 2.14 BB/9 – 105.1 IP – 2.22 ERA

293 – 3B/C Casey Schmitt (Eastlake HS, California): above-average power upside; above-average arm; San Diego State commit; 6-0, 190 pounds

294 – 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

295 – 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

296 – Mississippi JR 2B/SS Tate Blackman: average power upside; average arm; steady glove; above-average to plus speed; great athlete; 6-0, 200 pounds

2015: .197/.293/.254 – 10 BB/32 K – 2/2 SB – 122 AB
2016: .322/.392/.435 – 30 BB/38 K – 3/5 SB – 230 AB
2017: .302/.420/.525 – 34 BB/46 K – 9/13 SB – 202 AB

297 – St. Mary’s JR RHP Drew Strotman: 88-94 FB, 96 peak; 78-84 CU; 78-82 CB; 2017: 92-96 FB, 97 peak; plus 85-87 SL; average CU; 6-3, 180 pounds

2015: 6.43 K/9 – 4.63 BB/9 – 34.2 IP – 8.49 ERA
2016: 7.92 K/9 – 5.33 BB/9 – 52.1 IP – 3.96 ERA
2017: 10.07 K/9 – 3.22 BB/9 – 67.0 IP – 4.57 ERA

298 – McLennan JC FR C/RHP Josh Breaux: plus raw power; plus speed; plus arm; good athlete; 93-95 FB; 83-85 SL, flashes above-average; 6-1, 225 pounds

2017: .401/.473/.773 – 28 BB/45 K – 1/2 SB – 207 AB

2017: 14.85 K/9 – 5.41 BB/9 – 13.1 IP – 4.73 ERA

299 – 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

300 – LHP Seth Lonsway (Celina HS, Ohio): 88-94 FB; average CB flashes plus; mid-80s CU flashes average; Ohio State commit; 6-2, 200 pounds

301 – LHP Sam Glick (El Toro HS, California): 86-91 FB; 74-77 CB, flashes plus; 79-82 CU; SL; good athlete; UCLA commit; 6-1, 170 pounds

302 – Dallas Baptist JR C Matt Duce: quick bat; strong arm; good glove; 6-0, 190 pounds

2015: .208/.367/.250 – 4 BB/7 K – 0/0 SB – 24 AB
2016: .321/.417/.507 – 23 BB/22 K – 1/2 SB – 134 AB
2017: .333/.424/.554 – 31 BB/31 K – 1/3 SB – 222 AB

303 – Bryant JR C Mickey Gasper: great approach; BHH; FAVORITE; 5-10, 200 pounds

2015: .250/.417/.286 – 7 BB/4 K – 0/0 SB – 28 AB
2016: .392/.489/.557 – 11 BB/9 K – 0/0 SB – 79 AB
2017: .342/.470/.528 – 42 BB/18 K – 3/5 SB – 193 AB

304 – UC Riverside JR RHP/C Ryan Lillie: 92-95 FB, 97 peak; above-average 81-83 SL; average 83-85 split-CU; good command; FAVORITE; 6-0, 190 pounds

2015: 9.72 K/9 – 1.80 BB/9 – 25.0 IP – 4.32 ERA
2016: 8.91 K/9 – 7.43 BB/9 – 30.1 IP – 4.15 ERA
2017: 10.14 K/9 – 2.54 BB/9 – 71.0 IP – 4.69 ERA

305 – RHP Austin Marozas (Plainfield South HS, Illinois): 88-92 FB with sink, 93 peak; good 78-83 SL; Kentucky commit; BA comp: Tanner Houck; 6-7, 225 pounds

306 – 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

307 – Western Illinois SR C Adam McGinnis: good approach; power upside; quick bat; good arm; defense still developing; could also be tried at 3B or OF; average speed; 5-11, 220 pounds

2014: .281/.338/.348 – 7 BB/10 K – 4/7 SB – 135 AB
2015: .243/.332/.341 – 12 BB/21 K – 11/12 SB – 173 AB
2016: .262/.353/.362 – 17 BB/21 K – 1/4 SB – 149 AB
2017: .355/.471/.566 – 28 BB/13 K – 8/13 SB – 166 AB

308 – Drury JR 3B/SS Shane Benes: above-average raw power; above-average arm; steady glove; Missouri transfer; 6-2, 225 pounds

*2015: .225/.257/.394 – 2 BB/24 K – 0/0 SB – 71 AB
*2016: .198/.273/.356 – 13 BB/66 K – 3/3 SB – 177 AB
2017: .331/.396/.740 – 14 BB/36 K – 3/6 SB – 127 AB

309 – UCLA JR RHP Jake Bird: 88-93 FB with sink, 94-95 peak; average to above-average 81-86 SL; average 75-78 CB; average 81-84 CU with plus upside; good command; 6-3, 200 pounds

2015: 3.46 K/9 – 3.46 BB/9 – 13.0 IP – 1.38 ERA
2016: 4.25 K/9 – 3.48 BB/9 – 46.2 IP – 6.36 ERA
2017: 10.11 K/9 – 5.05 BB/9 – 55.2 IP – 2.75 ERA

310 – C Zach Jackson (Winter Haven HS, Florida): above-average to plus raw power; good defender; good athlete; Florida commit; LHH: 6-3, 215 pounds

311 – SS/RHP Cooper Swanson (Canterbury HS, Florida): above-average to plus arm; average speed; 84-87 FB; 71-73 CB; Florida State commit; BA comp: Logan Warmoth

312 – Cecil County JC SO OF/3B Joe Zirolli: plus raw power; strong arm; good speed; good athlete; 6-4, 225 pounds

2017: .358/.429/.694 – 13 BB/19 K – 3/5 SB – 134 AB

313 – Harford JC SO C Tre Todd: Albany transfer; 6-1, 200 pounds

2017: .408/.577/.856 – 68 BB/30 K – 40/43 SB – 174 AB

314 – Long Beach State JR C David Banuelos: plus defender; plus arm; average power upside; good approach; BA comps: Rene Rivera, Jose Molina; 6-0, 200 pounds

2016: .299/.404/.436 – 18 BB/30 K – 2/3 SB – 117 AB
2017: .296/.373/.480 – 17 BB/43 K – 5/7 SB – 196 AB

315 – USC JR 3B/SS Adalberto Carrillo: above-average raw power; plus arm; good glove; 5-11, 185 pounds

2015: .245/.302/.347 – 3 BB/14 K – 1/1 SB – 49 AB
2016: .246/.340/.417 – 21 BB/30 K – 6/8 SB – 175 AB
2017: .281/.377/.472 – 25 BB/34 K – 9/9 SB – 178 AB

316 – Michigan rJR RHP/OF Jackson Lamb: 90-94 FB with plus sink, 96 peak; 82-85 cut-SL; above-average splitter; upper-70s CB/SL; good speed; great athlete; TJ survivor; FAVORITE; 6-6, 200 pounds

2015: 8.00 K/9 – 3.00 BB/9 – 9.1 IP – 1.00 ERA
2016: 14.10 K/9 – 5.42 BB/9 – 8.1 IP – 1.08 ERA
2017: 9.00 K/9 – 3.86 BB/9 – 28.0 IP – 0.96 ERA

317 – Boston College JR RHP/OF Donovan Casey: 88-94 FB, 95 peak; plus upper-70s CU; low-70s CB/SL, flashes above-average; power upside; above-average to plus speed, some have it plus-plus; above-average to plus arm, as high as plus-plus; plus raw power; plus athlete; 6-3, 190 pounds

2015: .298/.341/.381 – 9 BB/28 K – 6/8 SB – 168 AB
2016: .273/.348/.364 – 13 BB/26 K – 4/5 SB – 121 AB
2017: .286/.370/.362 – 24 BB/32 K – 12/16 SB – 199 AB

2017: 9.11 K/9 – 3.70 BB/9 – 31.2 IP – 2.84 ERA

318 – Louisville rJR RHP Lincoln Henzman: 88-93 FB with sink, 95 peak; average to above-average 84-87 split-CU with sink; average 83-89 cut-SL; 6-2, 200 pounds

2015: 7.83 K/9 – 1.83 BB/9 – 54.1 IP – 2.33 ERA
2016: 10.13 K/9 – 2.25 BB/9 – 24.0 IP – 4.50 ERA
2017: 9.10 K/9 – 2.08 BB/9 – 34.2 IP – 1.30 ERA

319 – Kent State JR RHP Zach Willeman: 88-94 FB with sink, 96 peak; average 71-81 CB flashes plus, better firmer; above-average 82-85 SL; 85-87 CU; deceptive; 6-3, 200 pounds

2015: 11.77 K/9 – 6.58 BB/9 – 25.2 IP – 2.77 ERA
2016: 9.34 K/9 – 6.15 BB/9 – 36.2 IP – 2.70 ERA
2017: 7.77 K/9 – 4.36 BB/9 – 66.0 IP – 4.31 ERA

320 – C/2B Casey Opitz (Heritage HS, Colorado): really good glove; average to above-average arm, plays up; great athlete; Arkansas commit; BHH; 5-11, 180 pounds

321 – 3B/RHP Davis Schneider (Eastern HS, New Jersey): good hit tool; Rutgers commit; RHH; 5-10, 190 pounds

322 – North Greenville JR OF Clark Scolamiero: above-average to plus speed; above-average arm; CF range; South Carolina transfer; 6-0, 190 pounds

2015: .214/.274/.232 – 5 BB/8 K – 4/4 SB – 56 AB
2016: .206/.293/.206 – 4 BB/9 K – 2/3 SB – 34 AB
2017: .360/.440/.545 – 27 BB/27 K – 29/31 SB – 211 AB

323 – 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

324 – BYU JR 3B Nate Favero: coach comp: Ben Zobrist; 6-5, 200 pounds

2016: .317/.345/.490 – 4 BB/17 K – 2/2 SB – 104 AB
2017: .337/.397/.554 – 16 BB/24 K – 2/4 SB – 166 AB

325 – San Jacinto SO RHP Donny Diaz: 91-95 FB; 81-86 SL; 77-78 CB; 6-1, 225 pounds

2017: 17.80 K/9 – 4.75 BB/9 – 30.1 IP – 2.08 ERA

326 – Connecticut JR RHP John Russell: 87-92 FB; plus 80-84 SL; above-average 78-82 CB, flashes plus; 6-3, 180 pounds

2017: 15.63 K/9 – 4.50 BB/9 – 38.0 IP – 2.84 ERA

327 – Central Florida rJR RHP Jason Bahr: 90-94 FB, 96 peak; FAVORITE; 6-5, 190 pounds

2017: 14.55 K/9 – 2.23 BB/9 – 60.2 IP – 2.97 ERA

328 – Chipola JC SO LHP Evan Steele: 88-92 FB, 93 peak; CU with above-average upside; CB; SL; deceptive; Vanderbilt transfer; 6-5, 210 pounds

2017: 12.94 K/9 – 3.57 BB/9 – 40.1 IP – 2.01 ERA

329 – Furman SR C Cameron Whitehead: plus defender; good athlete; power upside; 5-11, 210 pounds

2014: .229/.360/.313 – 17 BB/18 K – 1/1 SB – 83 AB
2015: .258/.314/.444 – 14 BB/40 K – 1/1 SB – 151 AB
2016: .340/.435/.509 – 14 BB/29 K – 0/0 SB – 106 AB
2017: .312/.408/.629 – 29 BB/44 K – 1/1 SB – 170 AB

330 – LSU JR C Mike Papierski: good defender; strong arm; Micah Gibbs comp; 6-4, 225 pounds

2015: .214/.426/.333 – 16 BB/7 K – 1/1 SB – 42 AB
2016: .242/.358/.387 – 20 BB/21 K – 1/2 SB – 124 AB
2017: .258/.409/.450 – 37 BB/41 K – 4/4 SB – 151 AB

331 – Stony Brook SR OF Toby Handley: quick bat; above-average to plus speed; strong arm; good hit tool; good glove in CF; 6-0, 180 pounds

2014: .252/.342/.301 – 12 BB/19 K – 12/14 SB – 103 AB
2015: .330/.427/.423 – 28 BB/26 K – 12/14 SB – 194 AB
2016: .288/.394/.377 – 31 BB/44 K – 12/14 SB – 191 AB
2017: .342/.466/.587 – 45 BB/31 K – 18/21 SB – 196 AB

332 – SS Dondrae Bremmer (Crothers SS, Ontario): quick bat; good approach; great athlete; good speed; strong arm; Cincinnati commit; LHH; 6-1, 175 pounds

333 – Vanderbilt rJR RHP/OF Reed Hayes: power upside; good approach; strong arm; 89-94 FB, 97 peak; average to above-average 83-85 SL; 81-83 CU; FAVORITE; 6-3, 185 pounds

2017: .276/.375/.362 – 24 BB/33 K – 4/9 SB – 163 AB
2017: 11.08 K/9 – 5.76 BB/9 – 20.1 IP – 5.75 ERA

334 – Loyola Marymount JR RHP Cory Abbott: 90-93 FB; average or better 86-88 SL; CU; 78-80 CB; deceptive; 6-2, 210 pounds

2015: 5.88 K/9 – 1.84 BB/9 – 49.1 IP – 2.39 ERA
2016: 4.37 K/9 – 2.83 BB/9 – 70.0 IP – 4.24 ERA
2017: 11.90 K/9 – 2.56 BB/9 – 98.1 IP – 1.74 ERA

335 – C Sam McMillan (Suwannee HS, Florida): power upside; good defender; good arm; strong; Florida commit; RHH: 6-1, 185 pounds

336 – Orange Coast JC SO 2B/SS Travis Moniot: average power; average arm; average speed; good glove; Oregon transfer; BHH; 6-0, 190 pounds

2017: .353/.524/.608 – 50 BB/27 K – 17/20 SB – 153 AB

337 – MIT OF/3B Austin Filiere: above-average power; good approach; FAVORITE; 6-1, 185 pounds

2015: .436/.552/.798 – 40 BB/33 K – 14/16 SB – 163 AB
2016: .428/.546/.834 – 30 BB/25 K – 14/15 SB – 145 AB
2017: .375/.530/.794 – 41 BB/22 K – 16/17 SB – 136 AB

338 – Francis Marion JR OF Reese Cooley: power upside; above-average to plus speed; strong arm; plus athlete; 6-2, 210 pounds

2016: .262/.359/.541 – 22 BB/39 K – 12/13 SB – 157 AB
2017: .343/.439/.580 – 29 BB/38 K – 6/8 SB – 169 AB

339 – SS/2B Kyler McMahan (Lynwood HS, Washington): really good defensive tools; great athlete; average arm; Oregon State commit; 5-11, 170 pounds

340 – RHP/1B Bobby Miller (McHenry-West HS, Illinois): 89-93 FB, 94 peak; 76-79 CB/SL, flashes above-average; 81-84 CU; LHH; Louisville commit; 6-5, 200 pounds

341 – RHP Spencer Strider (Christian Acadmey, Tennessee): 88-94 FB, 96 peak; average low-80s CU; 74-78 SL/CB; Clemson commit; 6-1, 200 pounds

342 – RHP Darren Nelson (Granite Bay HS, California): 88-91 FB; above-average 80-83 SL/CB, plus upside; good command; Cal Poly commit; 6-8, 225 pounds

343 – South Florida JR RHP Joe Cavallaro: 85-91 FB with sink; plus 81-85 cut-SL; average 76-78 CB; deceptive; 6-4, 200 pounds

2015: 6.71 K/9 – 4.75 BB/9 – 54.2 IP – 4.09 ERA
2016: 8.00 K/9 – 4.80 BB/9 – 84.1 IP – 4.27 ERA
2017: 11.69 K/9 – 2.88 BB/9 – 59.1 IP – 2.28 ERA

344 – 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

345 – Menlo JR 3B/SS Joe Gillette: plus speed; plus athlete; good glove in OF; no problems with velocity; Oregon State transfer; FAVORITE; 6-3, 200 pounds

2015: .283/.323/.435 – 5 BB/27 K – 1/1 SB – 92 AB
2017: .290/.412/.630 – 40 BB/62 K – 9 SB – 200 AB

346 – OF Kenny Oyama (El Toro HS, California): plus approach; plus speed; exceptional bunter; easy CF range; Loyola Marymount commit; 5-6, 150 pounds

347 – SS Francis Villaman (Olympia HS, Florida): power upside; plus athlete; good glove; St. John’s River JC commit; 6-1, 185 pounds

348 – William & Mary rSO LHP Nick Raquet: 87-94 FB, 96 peak; above-average 75-77 CB; average low-80s SL; above-average 83-84 CU; North Carolina transfer; FAVORITE; 6-1, 205 pounds

2017: 11.06 K/9 – 5.24 BB/9 – 77.1 IP – 4.66 ERA

349 – RHP Graham Hoffman (Calvary Christian HS, Florida): 87-92 FB, 94 peak; good 72-75 CB; 77-80 SL; South Florida commit; 6-3, 200 pounds

350 – Iowa Western JC LHP Dan Tillo: 90-94 FB with plus sink, 95 peak; average SL, above-average to plus upside; very occasional CU; great athlete; FAVORITE; 6-5, 220 pounds

2017: 11.66 K/9 – 3.07 BB/9 – 44.0 IP – 2.86 ERA

351 – 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

352 – Saint Louis JR C James Morisano: above-average power; good arm; good athlete; good defender; good approach; 6-3, 210 pounds

2015: .246/.286/.292 – 4 BB/15 K – 0/1 SB – 65 AB
2016: .273/.344/.434 – 15 BB/24 K – 0/0 SB – 143 AB
2017: .316/.379/.578 – 16 BB/43 K – 4/5 SB – 187 AB

353 – RHP Gavin Williams (Cape Fear HS, North Carolina): 87-94 FB, 95 peak; CB; East Carolina commit; FAVORITE; 6-6, 200 pounds

354 – RHP Ryan Dease (The Next Level Academy, Florida): 85-92 FB; average SL; good upper-70s CU; Central Florida commit; 6-3, 185 pounds

355 – Clemson rJR OF/1B Reed Rohlman: good hit tool; 6-1, 210 pounds

2015: .356/.412/.466 – 23 BB/35 K – 3/5 SB – 236 AB
2016: .274/.374/.383 – 33 BB/43 K – 1/3 SB – 248 AB
2017: .366/.451/.549 – 25 BB/32 K – 1/5 SB – 224 AB

356 – 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

357 – 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

358 – College of Charleston rSO 1B Logan McRae: plus bat speed; good athlete; 6-2, 200 pounds

2016: .206/.325/.324 – 11 BB/16 K – 1/1 SB – 68 AB
2017: .310/.412/.602 – 36 BB/46 K – 0/0 SB – 216 AB

359 – UCLA JR 1B/3B Sean Bouchard: quick bat; above-average to plus raw power; plus arm; good defensive tools; average speed; good athlete; 6-3, 215 pounds

2015: .239/.352/.370 – 16 BB/30 K – 4/4 SB – 92 AB
2016: .295/.354/.436 – 14 BB/39 K – 3/4 SB – 156 AB
2017: .306/.396/.523 – 26 BB/47 K – 3/4 SB – 216 AB

360 – OF Ian Jenkins (Collins Hill HS, Georgia): plus raw power; above-average to plus arm; slow; older for class; South Carolina commit

361 – RHP Stephen Emanuels (Interlake HS, Washington): 87-90 FB; low-70s SL, above-average upside; BA comp: Bailey Clark; 6-5, 200 pounds

362 – UC Irvine JR LHP Cameron Bishop: 88-92 FB, 95 peak; plus 80-83 SL; average CB; average CU; out in 2017 (oblique); 6-5, 235 pounds

2015: 8.16 K/9 – 4.50 BB/9 – 31.2 IP – 4.50 ERA
2016: 10.11 K/9 – 4.22 BB/9 – 70.1 IP – 4.61 ERA

363 – TCU rSR RHP Mitchell Traver: 90-94 FB with plus sink, 96 peak; average or better 79-81 CB; mid-80s SL; CU flashes average; missed 2013 with TJ surgery; 2015: 91-96 FB; plus 81-86 SL; 77-78 CB; 2017: 90-94 FB, 95 peak; plus 78-84 SL/CB; average 78-81 CU; 6-7, 250 pounds

2015: 9.08 K/9 – 3.07 BB/9 – 76.1 IP – 1.89 ERA
2016: 8.32 K/9 – 2.97 BB/9 – 30.1 IP – 3.26 ERA
2017: 10.72 K/9 – 4.24 BB/9 – 40.1 IP – 3.79 ERA

364 – 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

365 – South Carolina JR 1B/LHP Alex Destino: above-average to plus raw power; strong arm; has experience as OF; 88-92 FB with sink; good CU; 6-2, 225 pounds

2015: .251/.288/.395 – 9 BB/41 K – 0/0 SB – 167 AB
2016: .321/.373/.509 – 19 BB/45 K – 2/4 SB – 234 AB
2017: .255/.338/.441 – 27 BB/42 K – 3/6 SB – 204 AB

366 – Nova Southeastern JR OF/1B Jeremy Vasquez: Florida transfer; LHH; 6-0, 210 pounds

2015: .339/.424/.459 – 15 BB/17 K – 1/3 SB – 109 AB
2016: .291/.387/.358 – 22 BB/29 K – 1/2 SB – 165 AB
2017: .317/.453/.614 – 45 BB/36 K – 0/1 SB – 189 AB

367 – Broward JC SO OF Danny Reyes: plus raw power; RHH; Florida transfer; 6-2, 215 pounds

2016: .269/.278/.423 – 1 BB/10 K – 1/3 SB – 52 AB
2017: .335/.451/.557 – 27 BB/32 K – 17/20 SB – 176 AB

368 – Georgia rSO LHP Ryan Avidano: 88-92 FB, 94 peak; average to above-average CB; average or better mid-80s CU; great athlete; 6-6, 240 pounds

2015: 5.52 K/9 – 4.65 BB/9 – 31.1 IP – 8.71 ERA
2017: 10.74 K/9 – 7.04 BB/9 – 24.1 IP – 7.77 ERA

369 – Florida State JR OF/LHP Rhett Aplin: power upside; strong arm; 6-2, 220 pounds

2017: .322/.431/.524 – 24 BB/30 K – 4/6 SB – 143 AB

370 – Maryland SO OF Marty Costes: great athlete; good approach; average at best speed; average or better arm; power upside; LF only type; coach comp: Ron Gant; RHH; FAVORITE; 5-9, 200 pounds

2016: .263/.363/.479 – 28 BB/40 K – 0/1 SB – 190 AB
2017: .322/.429/.548 – 34 BB/47 K – 5/5 SB – 239 AB

371 – Texas SO LHP Nick Kennedy: 87-92 FB, 94-95 peak; low- to mid-80s SL (80-83) flashes plus; CB; 81-83 CU; 5-11, 200 pounds

2016: 7.88 K/9 – 6.75 BB/9 – 16.0 IP – 8.44 ERA
2017: 9.91 K/9 – 3.36 BB/9 – 53.2 IP – 3.02 ERA

372 – C Tyler Lasch (El Toro HS, California): power upside; quick bat; good athlete; good defender; LHH; Mississippi State commit; 5-9, 175 pounds

373 – 2B Logan Allen (Magnolia HS, Texas): good speed; strong arm; good approach; RHH; 5-11, 160 pounds

374 – OF Gabriel Rivera (Killian HS, Florida): plus raw power; plus arm; average at best speed; Miami commit; RHH; 5-11, 200 pounds

375 – Clemson JR C/1B Chris Williams: plus power upside; good defender; average to above-average arm; good athlete; has also played 3B; PG comp: Mike Napoli; 6-1, 210 pounds

2016: .245/.342/.413 – 18 BB/51 K – 2/2 SB – 184 AB
2017: .263/.322/.575 – 14 BB/36 K – 2/2 SB – 179 AB

376 – Morehead State JR 3B/OF Eli Boggess: good hit tool; 5-11, 190 pounds

2017: .425/.487/.599 – 19 BB/14 K – 3/6 SB – 207 AB

377 – North Carolina SO C/RHP Cody Roberts: plus to plus-plus arm strength; great athlete; 90-93 FB; FAVORITE; 6-0, 200 pounds

2016: .256/.323/.315 – 15 BB/30 K – 3/3 SB – 168 AB
2017: .268/.371/.374 – 26 BB/29 K – 5/5 SB – 198 AB

378 – Arizona SO C Cesar Salazar: plus defender; strong arm; average speed; can also play 2B and 3B; LHH; 5-9, 200 pounds

2016: .276/.329/.342 – 16 BB/24 K – 1/1 SB – 196 AB
2017: .284/.373/.398 – 17 BB/21 K – 2/4 SB – 176 AB

379 – Florida JR C Michael Rivera: quick bat; really good defender, plus upside; easy above-average arm, likes showing it off; strong; average or better power upside; BA comp: Carlos Ruiz; 5-10, 200 pounds

2015: .271/.337/.369 – 16 BB/24 K – 2/2 SB – 225 AB
2016: .245/.347/.419 – 28 BB/26 K – 0/2 SB – 229 AB
2017: .240/.342/.349 – 17 BB/14 K – 1/1 SB – 129 AB

380 – Vanderbilt JR RHP Matt Ruppenthal: 88-92 FB, 94-95 peak; above-average to plus 77-84 CB; average 79-84 CU; 83-84 SL; 6-4, 230 pounds

2015: 9.00 K/9 – 8.10 BB/9 – 10.0 IP – 2.70 ERA
2016: 11.47 K/9 – 5.25 BB/9 – 46.1 IP – 2.33 ERA
2017: 7.50 K/9 – 3.17 BB/9 – 54.0 IP – 3.17 ERA

381 – Kentucky JR RHP Zach Pop: 88-94 FB with plus sink, 97 peak; average 82-86 SL; upper-70s CB; 83-85 CU; young for class; 2017: 93-98 FB; 85-88 SL, above-average upside; 6-4, 225 pounds

2015: 3.94 K/9 – 5.06 BB/9 – 16.0 IP – 4.50 ERA
2016: 5.68 K/9 – 4.03 BB/9 – 38.0 IP – 5.21 ERA
2017: 8.74 K/9 – 6.12 BB/9 – 20.2 IP – 3.48 ERA

382 – Missouri JR RHP Bryce Montes de Oca: 90-96 FB, 100 peak; average 77-82 SL/CB, flashes above-average to plus; TJ survivor; 6-7, 260 pounds

2015: 11.25 K/9 – 10.13 BB/9 – 8.0 IP – 6.75 ERA
2017: 8.91 K/9 – 6.24 BB/9 – 60.2 IP – 4.30 ERA

383 – Utah SO RHP Riley Ottesen: 91-96 FB, 98-99 peak; above-average 82-88 cut-SL, flashes plus; average 85-87 split-CU, flashes plus; CB; good athlete; inconsistent mechanics; PG comp: Ken Giles; FAVORITE; 6-0, 185 pounds

2016: 10.00 K/9 – 4.04 BB/9 – 42.1 IP – 6.38 ERA
2017: 6.82 K/9 – 3.13 BB/9 – 95.0 IP – 4.93 ERA

384 – C Cordell Dunn (Center Hill HS, Mississippi): average arm; good approach; strong; Texas Tech commit; RHH; 6-0, 190 pounds

385 – Hope International JR OF Cameron Baranek: plus speed; above-average power; average arm; CF range; good athlete; PG comp: Kole Calhoun; FAVORITE; 5-10, 185 pounds

2017: .364/.486/.672 – 43 BB/32 K – 20/30 SB – 198 AB

386 – Mercer JR OF Trey Truitt: above-average power upside; average to above-average speed; 6-1, 190 pounds

2015: .276/.374/.492 – 27 BB/59 K – 4/7 SB – 181 AB
2016: .335/.430/.636 – 40 BB/67 K – 2/6 SB – 236 AB
2017: .263/.373/.413 – 31 BB/55 K – 5/6 SB – 179 AB

387 – UMBC SR C Hunter Dolshun: plus raw power; steady glove; strong arm; size limits his mobility behind dish, but think he’s good enough; very strong; RHH; FAVORITE; 6-1, 225 pounds

2014: .304/.400/.422 – 20 BB/21 K – 2/2 SB – 135 AB
2015: .293/.391/.377 – 26 BB/38 K – 3/3 SB – 191 AB
2016: .345/.416/.603 – 21 BB/14 K – 1/3 SB – 174 AB
2017: .336/.405/.599 – 12 BB/23 K – 0/1 SB – 152 AB

388 – Wake Forest SR C Ben Breazeale: good glove; good approach; strong; 6-0, 210 pounds

2015: .274/.378/.400 – 14 BB/25 K – 1/1 SB – 95 AB
2016: .246/.388/.335 – 41 BB/39 K – 1/1 SB – 179 AB
2017: .342/.410/.523 – 27 BB/33 K – 0/0 SB – 222 AB

389 – Georgia Tech JR 3B/C Trevor Craport: average arm; good athlete; power upside; good approach; intriguing upside behind plate; 5-11, 200 pounds

2016: .352/.414/.543 – 17 BB/17 K – 4/5 SB – 199 AB
2017: .336/.399/.502 – 20 BB/34 K – 8/9 SB – 235 AB

390 – Coastal Carolina JR 2B/SS Wood Myers: above-average speed; good glove; strong arm; North Carolina transfer; 5-8, 180 pounds

2017: .330/.393/.476 – 19 BB/23 K – 11/14 SB – 212 AB

391 – OF Trey Leonard (George Washington HS, Iowa): good hit tool; good speed; strong arm; LHH; Louisville commit; 6-0, 175 pounds

392 – Kentucky rSO RHP Justin Lewis: 86-93 FB, 95 peak; above-average to plus 75-79 CU, keeps improving; CB; average low-80s SL; good athlete; FAVORITE; 6-7, 190 pounds

2016: 7.43 K/9 – 2.97 BB/9 – 30.1 IP – 2.08 ERA
2017: 7.12 K/9 – 2.67 BB/9 – 91.0 IP – 3.56 ERA

393 – RHP Christian Santana (American Heritage HS, Florida): 88-93 FB, 95 peak; 74-79 CB; 81-84 CU; SL; good command; good athlete; Florida International commit; 6-3, 210 pounds

394 – North Carolina State JR 3B Evan Mendoza: good hit tool; above-average power upside; good approach; plus arm strength; steady glove; average speed; 88-91 FB; 6-2, 200 pounds

2016: .362/.417/.449 – 20 BB/28 K – 3/6 SB – 196 AB
2017: .264/.344/.401 – 27 BB/27 K – 3/3 SB – 227 AB

395 – Point Loma Nazarene SR 1B Ryan Garcia (2017): good hit tool; plus defender; good athlete; FAVORITE; 6-2, 210 pounds

2017: .344/.481/.688 – 40 BB/20 K – 6/8 SB – 157 AB

396 – North Carolina SR OF Tyler Lynn: good hit tool; power upside; plus approach; good speed; good athlete; LHH; FAVORITE; 6-1, 190 pounds

2016: .235/.359/.369 – 24 BB/18 K – 6/8 SB – 149 AB
2017: .313/.413/.500 – 29 BB/23 K – 6/10 SB – 192 AB

397 – Maryland JR OF Zach Jancarski: above-average to plus speed; chance to be plus in CF; good athlete; 6-0, 185 pounds

2016: .257/.348/.327 – 13 BB/16 K – 5/8 SB – 101 AB
2017: .325/.434/.453 – 33 BB/33 K – 20/30 SB – 234 AB

398 – Rice JR RHP/3B Dane Myers: 89-94 FB with sink, 96 peak; above-average 76-80 kCB, flashes plus; good 78-82 CU with sink; SL; average hit tool; average power; average speed; above-average defender; plus arm; good approach; can also play 1B; FAVORITE; 6-2, 200 pounds

2015: 11.45 K/9 – 8.18 BB/9 – 11.0 IP – 2.45 ERA
2016: 6.68 K/9 – 3.19 BB/9 – 31.0 IP – 6.68 ERA
2017: 6.13 K/9 – 5.14 BB/9 – 54.1 IP – 3.98 ERA

2017: .358/.425/.545 – 24 BB/54 K – 13/16 SB – 246 AB

399 – RHP Jeff Criswell (Portage Central HS, Michigan): 85-92 FB, 94 peak; 73-78 CB/SL, flashes average; low-80s CU; Michigan commit; 6-3, 185 pounds

400 – 3B/SS Gage Workman (Basha HS, Arizona): power upside; young for class; Arizona State commit; BHH; 6-3, 180 pounds

401 – Texas JR OF Patrick Mathis: good hit tool; above-average to plus power upside; good athlete; steady glove; LHH; 6-0, 215 pounds

2015: .063/.167/.063 – 2 BB/7 K – 1/1 SB – 16 AB
2016: .297/.379/.477 – 24 BB/47 K – 4/6 SB – 172 AB
2017: .245/.376/.432 – 28 BB/42 K – 6/8 SB – 245 AB

402 – Southeastern Louisiana JR RHP Mac Sceroler: 87-93 FB, 95 peak; average 73-78 CB; above-average 80-82 CU; SL; good command; 6-4, 200 pounds

2015: 8.07 K/9 – 1.55 BB/9 – 29.1 IP – 2.48 ERA
2016: 8.72 K/9 – 3.09 BB/9 – 96.0 IP – 2.25 ERA
2017: 9.74 K/9 – 3.01 BB/9 – 101.2 IP – 3.81 ERA

403 – Louisville JR RHP Kade McClure: 88-94 FB, 95 peak; average 76-83 SL/CB; average 80-83 CU; 6-7, 230 pounds

2015: 10.41 K/9 – 3.94 BB/9 – 32.1 IP – 4.22 ERA
2016: 8.88 K/9 – 2.31 BB/9 – 78.0 IP – 2.54 ERA
2017: 9.43 K/9 – 3.34 BB/9 – 91.2 IP – 3.63 ERA

404 – Washington Wild Things JR LHP Hunter Williams: 88-94 FB, 96 peak; 76-81 CB, flashes above-average; 78-82 CU, average upside; 82-86 cut-SL, flashes above-average; 2017: 87-93 FB, 95 peak; average SL; average CU; 6-3, 225 pounds

2015: 7.88 K/9 – 5.18 BB/9 – 40.1 IP – 1.80 ERA
2016: 9.89 K/9 – 6.27 BB/9 – 37.1 IP – 3.13 ERA
2017: 9.51 K/9 – 9.51 BB/9 – 12.1 IP – 7.29 ERA

405 – Clemson rSO RHP Alex Eubanks: 86-92 FB with sink, 93 peak; average 81-84 CU; above-average 83-88 cutter; 77-78 CB; really good 79-86 SL; 6-0, 185 pounds

2016: 7.75 K/9 – 2.32 BB/9 – 81.1 IP – 4.09 ERA
2017: 9.04 K/9 – 1.33 BB/9 – 101.2 IP – 4.07 ERA

406 – 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

407 – Chipola JC FR C Max Guzman: power upside; quick bat; 6-0, 215 pounds

2017: .377/.496/.699 – 26 BB/44 K – 1/1 SB – 183 AB

408 – Mercer SR 2B/SS Ryan Hagan: plus glove; good hit tool; power upside; good speed; 5-11, 190 pounds

2016: .316/.419/.488 – 41 BB/40 K – 10/14 SB – 244 AB
2017: .296/.411/.475 – 41 BB/28 K – 24/27 SB – 223 AB

409 – Utah rSR 3B Dallas Carroll: good athlete; good approach; good glove; 6-0, 200 pounds

2013: .282/.361/.350 – 11 BB/14 K – 7/9 SB – 103 AB
2015: .283/.407/.332 – 28 BB/22 K – 16/26 SB – 187 AB
2016: .294/.409/.456 – 27 BB/23 K – 10/17 SB – 204 AB
2017: .369/.465/.591 – 35 BB/19 K – 12/14 SB – 198 AB

410 – Notre Dame JR RHP Brandon Bielak: 88-94 FB, 96 peak; 80-86 SL, flashes above-average; 76-80 CB, flashes above-average; average 81-84 CU; 6-2, 190 pounds

2015: 6.30 K/9 – 3.35 BB/9 – 88.2 IP – 3.55 ERA
2016: 8.74 K/9 – 4.05 BB/9 – 55.2 IP – 2.10 ERA
2017: 9.25 K/9 – 5.05 BB/9 – 73.0 IP – 5.55 ERA

411 – 3B/RHP Paxton Wallace (Greenbrier HS, Arkansas): power upside; strong arm; Wichita State commit; RHH; 6-1, 210 pounds

412 – Central Michigan JR OF/1B Daniel Jipping: plus speed; plus power upside; quick bat; strong; good approach; RHH; 6-2, 230 pounds

2015: .281/.372/.444 – 16 BB/45 K – 4/4 SB – 153 AB
2016: .300/.406/.484 – 32 BB/56 K – 4/5 SB – 217 AB
2017: .309/.422/.560 – 41 BB/52 K – 4/7 SB – 207 AB

413 – Kennesaw State JR C Griffin Helms: plus athlete; plus speed; power upside; intriguing defensive tools; 6-0, 220 pounds

2015: .264/.330/.352 – 9 BB/28 K – 1/4 SB – 91 AB
2016: .376/.459/.515 – 13 BB/32 K – 2/2 SB – 101 AB
2017: .296/.383/.453 – 17 BB/36 K – 7/11 SB – 159 AB

414 – North Carolina JR 3B/SS Zack Gahagan: good athlete; plus power upside; quick bat; good defensive tools; strong arm; average at best speed; can also play 1B and 2B; RHH; 6-2, 200 pounds

2015: .216/.291/.294 – 14 BB/32 K – 3/3 SB – 153 AB
2016: .297/.391/.439 – 22 BB/29 K – 1/1 SB – 148 AB
2017: .243/.366/.386 – 33 BB/51 K – 6/8 SB – 210 AB

415 – Texas rJR 3B/SS Bret Boswell: average hit tool; average or better raw power; average or better arm; average speed; good defensive tools; great athlete; if he’s healthy, watch out; 5-11, 200 pounds

2015: .253/.376/.348 – 32 BB/59 K – 0/0 SB – 178 AB
2016: .241/.303/.397 – 12 BB/38 K – 1/3 SB – 141 AB
2017: .273/.384/.444 – 34 BB/39 K – 5/7 SB – 198 AB

416 – RHP Cade Cavalli (Bixby HS, Oklahoma): 90-94 FB, 95 peak; 72-74 CB; 82-84 SL; Oklahoma commit; 6-4, 225 pounds

417 – Virginia Tech JR LHP Packy Naughton: 88-92 FB, 94 peak; good 80-84 CU; 77-80 CB/SL, flashes above-average; 6-2, 200 pounds

2015: 7.16 K/9 – 4.70 BB/9 – 44.0 IP – 4.91 ERA
2016: 8.76 K/9 – 4.03 BB/9 – 76.0 IP – 6.75 ERA
2017: 9.84 K/9 – 4.69 BB/9 – 57.2 IP – 6.24 ERA

418 – Fresno State JR LHP Ricky Tyler Thomas: 86-93 FB; plus 74-80 CU, plus-plus upside; throws the CU a ton; 71-74 CB; low-80s cutter; good deception; great athlete; reminds me of Marco Gonzales; 6-1, 175 pounds

2015: 7.68 K/9 – 5.05 BB/9 – 41.1 IP – 3.95 ERA
2016: 9.35 K/9 – 1.38 BB/9 – 104.0 IP – 2.16 ERA
2017: 9.93 K/9 – 5.17 BB/9 – 90.2 IP – 4.86 ERA

419 – 3B/SS Jamal O’Guinn (Buchanan HS, California): power upside; strong arm; average at best speed; USC commit; RHH; 6-3, 200 pounds

420 – 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

421 – Oklahoma SO 3B Brylie Ware: FAVORITE; 7/17/96 birthday; 5-11, 200 pounds

2017: .298/.383/.429 – 14 BB/19 K – 3/7 SB – 191 AB

422 – Illinois-Chicago JR C Robert Calabrese: strong; quick bat; 6-1, 200 pounds

2015: .232/.351/.268 – 14 BB/14 K – 0/0 SB – 82 AB
2016: .216/.314/.330 – 11 BB/14 K – 4/4 SB – 88 AB
2017: .353/.425/.583 – 20 BB/26 K – 3/6 SB – 204 AB

423 – St. John’s SR C Troy Dixon: very good glove; above-average to plus arm, plays up; good athlete; good approach; LHH; FAVORITE; 6-2, 200 pounds

2014: .284/.409/.330 – 14 BB/14 K – 0/1 SB – 109 AB
2015: .254/.324/.344 – 7 BB/12 K – 0/0 SB – 122 AB
2016: .253/.338/.339 – 18 BB/17 K – 3/3 SB – 174 AB
2017: .394/.473/.525 – 23 BB/23 K – 0/0 SB – 160 AB

424 – Louisiana JR RHP Dylan Moore: 86-91 FB with sink; good 76-80 SL; good CU; 85 cutter; very deceptive; good athlete; 6-4, 220 pounds

2015: 7.06 K/9 – 2.82 BB/9 – 50.2 IP – 1.59 ERA
2016: 10.71 K/9 – 2.72 BB/9 – 49.2 IP – 0.91 ERA
2017: 12.89 K/9 – 6.94 BB/9 – 36.1 IP – 3.96 ERA

425 – C Jan Mercado (Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Puerto Rico): above-average arm; good defender; young for class; RHH; 6-0, 180 pounds

426 – SS Hal Hughes (Norman North HS, Oklahoma): good defensive tools; good speed; good approach; FAVORITE; LSU commit; 5-11, 165 pounds

427 – Rice JR OF Ryan Chandler: above-average hit tool; good approach; plus speed; strong arm; sneaky pop; CF range; FAVORITE; 5-9, 170 pounds

2015: .302/.382/.379 – 25 BB/44 K – 5/12 SB – 248 AB
2016: .270/.359/.370 – 30 BB/34 K – 7/13 SB – 230 AB
2017: .267/.375/.407 – 32 BB/51 K – 6/9 SB – 243 AB

428 – Arizona JR OF Cal Stevenson: good hit tool; above-average to plus speed; above-average arm; average power; good defender; FAVORITE; 5-9, 170 pounds

2017: .311/.448/.461 – 48 BB/36 K – 5/5 SB – 193 AB

429 – LSU SR 2B Cole Freeman: good hit tool; plus glove; easy plus speed; good approach; good athlete; FAVORITE; 5-9, 180 pounds

2016: .329/.427/.403 – 32 BB/23 K – 26/35 SB – 216 AB
2017: .328/.429/.419 – 25 BB/19 K – 18/24 SB – 241 AB

430 – McLennan JC SO 1B/3B Brendan Venter: average hit tool; plus raw power; good approach; average speed; 6-1, 210 pounds

2017: .353/.437/.634 – 29 BB/43 K – 0/1 SB – 224 AB

431 – North Carolina State JR OF Josh McLain: plus CF range; plus speed; sneaky pop; good athlete; below-average arm; 6-0, 165 pounds

2015: .186/.234/.209 – 2 BB/11 K – 1/2 SB – 43 AB
2016: .300/.359/.465 – 14 BB/40 K – 13/16 SB – 213 AB
2017: .313/.354/.471 – 12 BB/35 K – 11/13 SB – 240 AB

432 – C Chris Troye (Heritage HS, California): power upside; quick bat; good defensive tools; plus arm; UC Santa Barbara commit; RHH; 6-4, 215 pounds

433 – C Jake Taylor (Shawnee HS, Oklahoma): quick bat; good approach; good athlete; power upside; strong; Oklahoma State commit; RHH: 6-1, 200 pounds

434 – RHP Logan Chapman (Easley HS, South Carolina): 86-93 FB; above-average mid-70s CB, plus upside; South Carolina commit; 6-3, 180 pounds

435 – RHP Carmen Mlodzinski (Hilton Head HS, South Carolina): 87-93 FB, 95 peak; average upper-70s CB, plus upside; CU; good athlete; South Carolina commit; 6-2, 190 pounds

436 – RHP Chandler Ferguson (Jefferson HS, Indiana): 87-94 FB, 96 peak; average 73-79 CB/SL; 80-82 CU; good athlete; NW Florida State JC commit; 6-2, 190 pounds

437 – RHP Harrison Francis (Lawton Chiles HS, Florida): 86-94 FB, 95 peak; average 75-79 CB/SL; 80-83 CU, above-average upside; Chipola JC commit; 6-2, 200 pounds

438 – 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

439 – Auburn JR 3B/OF Josh Anthony: power upside; average speed; above-average glove; above-average arm; has also played 2B and C; 5-11, 200 pounds

*2015*: .425/.519/.822 – 36 BB/30 K – 18/23 SB – 214 AB
*2016*: .444/.565/.862 – 54 BB/44 K – 49/53 SB – 225 AB
2017: .266/.375/.352 – 36 BB/41 K – 7/9 SB – 233 AB

440 – BYU JR 1B/C Colton Shaver (2017): plus power; great approach; FAVORITE; 6-1, 225 pounds

2015: .313/.405/.595 – 22 BB/50 K – 1/2 SB – 195 AB
2016: .335/.452/.582 – 39 BB/34 K – 1/2 SB – 194 AB
2017: .269/.351/.486 – 22 BB/45 K – 2/2 SB – 216 AB

441 – OF Reese Albert (Jupiter HS, Florida): average raw power; average speed; above-average arm; Florida State commit; LHH: 6-1, 190 pounds

442 – LHP/OF Jordan Butler (Alonso HS, Florida): 87-92 FB with sink; 75-78 SL, flashes plus; 70-76 CB, average upside; 78-79 CU; deceptive delivery; great athlete; power upside; Florida commit; LHH: 6-2, 200 pounds

443 – RHP Ben Fariss (Valencia HS, California): 88-92 FB, 93 peak; average 74-79 CB/SL, flashes above-average; mid-80s CU; Sam Monroy comp: Doug Drabek; deceptive; good athlete; UC Santa Barbara commit; 6-1, 190 pounds

444 – RHP/1B Bryson Hutchinson (Spruce Creek HS, Florida): 88-94 FB, 95 peak; above-average 80-85 SL; 83-85 CU; 75 CB; Mississippi State commit; 6-6, 250 pounds

445 – RHP Brad Dobzanski (Delsea Regional HS, New Jersey): 87-92 FB; 78-84 CB with above-average to plus upside; good command; Kentucky commit; 6-3, 200 pounds

446 – West Texas A&M SR RHP Marshall Kasowski: 87-92 FB, 94-95 peak; average 76-77 CB/SL; good CU; Houston transfer; 6-3, 220 pounds

2015: 9.53 K/9 – 3.18 BB/9 – 17.0 IP – 2.12 ERA
2016: 9.76 K/9 – 3.25 BB/9 – 16.2 IP – 4.32 ERA
2017: 15.92 K/9 – 4.82 BB/9 – 93.1 IP – 2.22 ERA

447 – C Santis Sanchez (International Baseball Academy, Puerto Rico): plus arm; average power upside; BA comp: Martin Maldonado; RHH; 6-1, 215 pounds

448 – 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

449 – Monmouth SR 3B/1B Shaine Hughes: good hit tool; power upside; good glove; 6-0, 210 pounds

2015: .289/.395/.403 – 22 BB/31 K – 2/3 SB – 159 AB
2016: .385/.457/.522 – 17 BB/6 K – 7/9 SB – 161 AB
2017: .359/.441/.519 – 20 BB/21 K – 5/6 SB – 181 AB

450 – Georgia Tech SR OF Ryan Peurifoy: good speed; plus arm in all phases; above-average speed plays up; great instincts; good glove; CF range; 6-2, 200 pounds

2014: .296/.340/.387 – 11 BB/29 K – 2/4 SB – 142 AB
2015: .324/.386/.451 – 11 BB/22 K – 1/2 SB – 102 AB
2016: .237/.276/.333 – 10 BB/48 K – 2/3 SB – 198 AB
2017: .295/.366/.465 – 21 BB/30 K – 3/4 SB – 200 AB

451 – 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

452 – Georgia Tech JR 2B/SS Wade Bailey: good glove; 5-9, 180 pounds

2015: .255/.312/.335 – 15 BB/16 K – 5/7 SB – 200 AB
2016: .310/.371/.408 – 22 BB/25 K – 8/9 SB – 255 AB
2017: .347/.420/.538 – 27 BB/30 K – 6/9 SB – 236 AB

453 – Virginia rSR C Robbie Coman: good glove; average at best arm; TJ survivor; 6-1, 200 pounds

2014: .283/.377/.368 – 13 BB/9 K – 106 AB
2015: .289/.360/.333 – 21 BB/21 K – 2/7 SB – 201 AB
2016: .200/.333/.200 – 2 BB/4 K – 0/0 SB – 15 AB
2017: .347/.402/.492 – 18 BB/17 K – 3/5 SB – 199 AB

454 – South Alabama rJR C/OF Jared Barnes: plus arm; power upside; 5-11, 200 pounds

2015: .240/.313/.292 – 16 BB/19 K – 4/5 SB – 171 AB
2016: .299/.394/.478 – 27 BB/37 K – 1/2 SB – 184 AB
2017: .320/.416/.605 – 27 BB/33 K – 2/5 SB – 172 AB

455 – TCU JR OF Austen Wade: above-average speed; power upside; 6-1, 185 pounds

2016: .286/.434/.359 – 57 BB/41 K – 13/16 SB – 217 AB
2017: .355/.463/.523 – 45 BB/47 K – 15/20 SB – 220 AB

456 – 2B/OF Darren Baker (Jesuit HS, California): Sam Monroy comp: Dee Gordon; California commit; LHH; 5-11, 170 pounds

457 – C Calvin Greenfield (Jensen Beach HS, Florida): good hit tool; not much power; questionable glove; Florida commit; 6-1, 200 pounds

458 – LHP Russell Smith (Midlothian HS, Texas): 84-91 FB; average to above-average 78-82 CU; 71-76 SL/CB; good athlete; TCU commit; 6-9, 220 pounds

459 – Missouri Baptist JR RHP Nick Vichio: 90-94 FB, 95 peak; good SL; Saint Louis transfer; 6-2, 200 pounds

2017: 14.05 K/9 – 1.62 BB/9 – 33.1 IP – 1.89 ERA

460 – Niagara County JC SO RHP Christian Young: 90-94 FB, 95 peak; good CB; 6-4, 215 pounds

2016: 13.52 K/9 – 2.05 BB/9 – 52.2 IP – 1.28 ERA
2017: 16.64 K/9 – 1.41 BB/9 – 57.1 IP – 1.57 ERA

461 – RHP Carlos Lomeli (St. John Bosco HS, California): 88-92 FB, 93 peak; 75-78 SL, flashes average; low-70s CB, flashes average; 80 CU; St. Mary’s commit; 6-1, 180 pounds

462 – RHP Brayden Weyer (Peak to Peak HS, Colorado): 85-90 FB with sink; good CU; Seattle commit; 6-11, 200 pounds

463 – Missouri JR C Nelson Mompierre: 6-0, 200 pounds

*2016*: .355/.456/.512 – 23 BB/14 K – 3/7 SB – 121 AB
2017: .327/.427/.510 – 17 BB/19 K – 0/1 SB – 98 AB

464 – 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

465 – BYU SO OF Brock Hale: good hit tool; 6-0, 200 pounds

2016: .367/.492/.633 – 10 BB/9 K – 2/4 SB – 49 AB
2017: .395/.481/.672 – 27 BB/31 K – 5/5 SB – 195 AB

466 – Southeast Missouri State SR OF Dan Holst: plus speed; good hit tool; power upside; great approach; average arm; great in corner, easy CF range; LHH; FAVORITE; 5-11, 180 pounds

2016: .322/.475/.521 – 55 BB/50 K – 22/26 SB – 211 AB
2017: .375/.509/.601 – 49 BB/39 K – 13/16 SB – 208 AB

467 – 3B Bryson Bloomer (Paul Laurence Dunbar HS, Kentucky): power upside; good glove; RHH; 6-1, 200 pounds

468 – 2B/SS DJ Poteet (Northview HS, Georgia): power upside; Wake Forest commit; 6-4, 185 pounds

469 – C David Durate (Alhambra HS, Arizona): good defender; plus arm; Grand Canyon commit; 6-0, 200 pounds

470 – RHP Tyler Brown (Crestview HS, Ohio): 87-94 FB, 96 peak; average 80-83 SL; TJ survivor; Vanderbilt commit; 6-2, 225 pounds

471 – South Carolina-Aiken SR RHP Connor Riley: 88-92 FB, 94 peak; plus 79-80 SL; 6-0, 185 pounds

2017: 14.10 K/9 – 4.88 BB/9 – 83.0 IP – 3.58 ERA

472 – Gateway JC SO RHP Seth Nordlin: 88-92 FB; average CB/SL, above-average upside; average CU; 6-4, 190 pounds

2017: 13.02 K/9 – 1.80 BB/9 – 85.0 IP – 1.91 ERA

473 – 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

474 – Marshall JR 3B/RHP Tyler Ratliff: good athlete; power upside; plus arm; 92-95 FB; 6-2, 210 pounds

2015: .198/.252/.333 – 6 BB/17 K – 1/2 SB – 96 AB
2016: .327/.368/.579 – 12 BB/43 K – 2/3 SB – 202 AB
2017: .295/.368/.552 – 18 BB/43 K – 6/8 SB – 210 AB

475 – Hawaii SR 2B/3B Josh Rojas: good approach; quick bat; average or better arm; average speed; FAVORITE; 6-1, 190 pounds

*2014*: .280/.362/.384 – 20 BB/23 K – 13/16 SB – 164 AB
*2015*: .333/.452/.633 – 33 BB/17 K – 14/19 SB – 150 AB
2016: .239/.324/.284 – 20 BB/23 K – 1/3 SB – 155 AB
2017: .294/.404/.541 – 28 BB/19 K – 5/5 SB – 170 AB

476 – Rhode Island SR C/3B Martin Figueroa: strong hit tool; power upside; can also play OF: 5-11, 200 pounds

2014: .239/.330/.283 – 6 BB/17 K – 1/2 SB – 92 AB
2015: .293/.346/.454 – 11 BB/25 K – 6/7 SB – 174 AB
2016: .333/.394/.553 – 20 BB/22 K – 8/15 SB – 219 AB
2017: .248/.363/.363 – 24 BB/16 K – 9/11 SB – 157 AB

477 – Memphis SR OF Chris Carrier: power upside; 6-3, 225 pounds

2015: .254/.325/.433 – 9 BB/31 K – 6/7 SB – 134 AB
2016: .280/.351/.467 – 10 BB/48 K – 15/16 SB – 214 AB
2017: .330/.438/.641 – 30 BB/40 K – 10/13 SB – 206 AB

478 – LHP Joe Gobillot (St. John’s HS, Texas): 90-95 FB; SL; Vanderbilt commit; 6-6, 240 pounds

479 – Kentucky SR LHP Logan Salow: 87-92 FB, 93 peak; above-average 82-84 SL; average CU; 6-2, 185 pounds

2014: 7.84 K/9 – 3.77 BB/9 – 31 IP – 4.65 ERA
2015: 10.13 K/9 – 4.13 BB/9 – 23.2 IP – 5.25 ERA
2016: 10.49 K/9 – 6.05 BB/9 – 22.1 IP – 3.22 ERA
2017: 11.88 K/9 – 2.77 BB/9 – 55.1 IP – 1.95 ERA

480 – Indiana SO 3B Luke Miller: plus arm; power upside; great athlete; 90-94 FB; 6-3, 185 pounds

2016: .284/.352/.368 – 16 BB/37 K – 7/12 SB – 190 AB
2017: .272/.331/.464 – 18 BB/44 K – 2/2 SB – 235 AB

481 – Texas Tech JR LHP/1B Parker Mushinski: 88-92 FB, 94-95 peak; above-average to plus 78-80 CB/SL; good command; 2017: 91-95 FB; 78-80 CB; 87-90 cut-SL; 6-0, 220 pounds

2015: 7.88 K/9 – 7.50 BB/9 – 24.0 IP – 6.38 ERA
2016: 9.64 K/9 – 7.71 BB/9 – 14.0 IP – 1.93 ERA
2017: 11.25 K/9 – 5.98 BB/9 – 37.2 IP – 2.15 ERA

482 – Lipscomb JR RHP Brady Puckett: 86-92 FB with plus sink, 94 peak; legitimate plus fastball in all ways; 80-85 CU; 78-82 SL; average 75-78 CB; great athlete; 2017: 72-75 SL; PG comp: Brian Howard; 6-9, 240 pounds

2015: 5.13 K/9 – 2.85 BB/9 – 79.1 IP – 4.56 ERA
2016: 8.45 K/9 – 1.59 BB/9 – 107.2 IP – 2.93 ERA
2017: 6.24 K/9 – 2.05 BB/9 – 101.0 IP – 4.10 ERA

483 – RHP Jack Conlon (Sugar Land HS, Texas): 89-94 FB, 95 peak; 73-79 CB/SL; 80-82 CU; Texas A&M commit; 6-5, 215 pounds

484 – 1B/RHP Danny Zimmerman (Redondo Union HS, California): plus raw power; 83-88 FB; Michigan commit; 6-4, 235 pounds

485 – 2B/SS Kaden Polcovich (Deer Creek HS, Oklahoma): power upside; above-average arm; Kentucky commit; 5-10, 180 pounds

486 – Central Florida JR C Logan Heiser: good defender; strong arm; 5-9, 200 pounds

2015: .295/.346/.547 – 7 BB/23 K – 0/0 SB – 95 AB
2016: .225/.333/.375 – 14 BB/29 K – 2/3 SB – 120 AB
2017: .248/.330/.406 – 7 BB/12 K – 2/3 SB – 101 AB

487 – West Chester JR SS/2B Nick Ward: good speed; good approach; 5-10, 180 pounds

2017: .342/.441/.568 – 22 BB/26 K – 11/11 SB – 199 AB

488 – Howard JC SO 2B/SS Trey Ochoa: plus speed; good defensive tools; good athlete; average power upside; Texas Tech transfer; 5-7, 160 pounds

2016: .212/.313/.235 – 11 BB/24 K – 2/2 SB – 85 AB
2017: .362/.464/.556 – 37 BB/33 K – 18/22 SB – 196 AB

489 – Arkansas JR 1B/OF Luke Bonfield: good approach; power upside; slow; 6-3, 215 pounds

2015: .177/.346/.194 – 16 BB/18 K – 0/0 SB – 62 AB
2016: .304/.402/.509 – 26 BB/41 K – 0/2 SB – 171 AB
2017: .294/.366/.448 – 30 BB/44 K – 1/3 SB – 248 AB

490 – St. John’s JR OF/RHP Jamie Galazin: plus speed; above-average to plus arm; power upside; plus bat speed; good approach; easy CF range; great athlete; 90-95 FB; SL/CB; FAVORITE; 6-3, 200 pounds

2015: .227/.261/.273 – 1 BB/6 K – 3/3 SB – 22 AB
2016: .283/.374/.375 – 19 BB/28 K – 14/16 SB – 152 AB
2017: .319/.378/.446 – 19 BB/40 K – 13/14 SB – 204 AB

491 – UAB SO RHP Garrett Whitlock: 92-96 FB with sink, 97 peak; plus SL; 6-4, 190 pounds

2016: 8.12 K/9 – 3.71 BB/9 – 51.0 IP – 3.00 ERA
2017: 6.57 K/9 – 3.58 BB/9 – 60.1 IP – 4.03 ERA

492 – Texas JR RHP Kyle Johnston: 90-94 FB, 96 peak; 84-89 cut-SL, flashes above-average to plus; average CB; average 82-86 CU, flashes better; 2017: 91-95 FB, 97 peak; 85-90 cut-SL; 84-87 CU; 6-0, 220 pounds

2015: 9.00 K/9 – 5.93 BB/9 – 40.2 IP – 2.20 ERA
2016: 8.52 K/9 – 5.72 BB/9 – 67.2 IP – 3.72 ERA
2017: 6.38 K/9 – 4.79 BB/9 – 73.1 IP – 3.56 ERA

493 – Michigan JR RHP Ryan Nutof: 87-92 FB with sink, 94 peak; 74-81 CB with plus upside; above-average 82-84 SL; good deception; good athlete; 2017: 93-95 FB; 74-80 CB; 77-83 SL; 79-80 CU; 6-2, 185 pounds

2015: 7.09 K/9 – 3.60 BB/9 – 80.0 IP – 3.71 ERA
2017: 8.92 K/9 – 3.02 BB/9 – 71.2 IP – 4.52 ERA

494 – RHP Brandon Jenkins (Sterling HS, New Jersey): 96 peak; 6-2, 190 pounds

495 – RHP Cody Greenhill (Russellville HS, Alabama): 86-92 FB, 94 peak; 81-83 cut-SL; 72-76 CB; low-80s CU; deceptive; Auburn commit; 6-4, 210 pounds

496 – Duke JR 3B/RHP Jack Labosky: good athlete; power upside; good approach; quick bat; above-average arm; good approach; 89-90 FB with sink; plus 79-80 CU; 69-70 CB; 6-3, 230 pounds

2015: .265/.339/.296 – 9 BB/23 K – 2/2 SB – 98 AB
2016: .290/.421/.518 – 32 BB/54 K – 2/3 SB – 193 AB
2017: .275/.399/.464 – 37 BB/62 K – 0/0 SB – 207 AB

2015: 6.12 K/9 – 1.80 BB/9 – 25 IP – 2.88 ERA
2016: 9.11 K/9 – 2.21 BB/9 – 32.2 IP – 2.20 ERA
2017: 6.35 K/9 – 1.59 BB/9 – 34.0 IP – 4.50 ERA)

497 – OF/1B Mason Martin (Southridge HS, Washington): plus raw power; LHH; 6-2, 200 pounds

498 – Notre Dame JR RHP Brad Bass: 90-95 FB, 97 peak; average to above-average 81-85 SL, plus upside; 78-80 CB; CU; deceptive; 6-6, 240 pounds

2015: 7.64 K/9 – 3.55 BB/9 – 33.0 IP – 1.91 ERA
2016: 10.24 K/9 – 7.32 BB/9 – 12.1 IP – 11.68 ERA
2017: 8.54 K/9 – 3.95 BB/9 – 84.1 IP – 3.74 ERA

499 – 2B/SS Kevin Kendall (La Mirada HS, California): good defender; strong arm; sneaky pop; good athlete; UCLA commit; 5-11, 165 pounds

500 – Stanford JR RHP Colton Hock: 88-94 FB, 97 peak; above-average to plus 79-86 CB; good athlete; 2016 (longer outings): 88-92 FB; good 77-81 CB; Cape 2016: 88-94 FB, 96 peak; plus 79-82 CB; 82-84 CU, average upside; plus command; 2017: 90-94 FB, 96 peak; plus 78-81 CB; 6-5, 235 pounds

2015: 6.00 K/9 – 5.00 BB/9 – 36.0 IP – 5.25 ERA
2016: 9.53 K/9 – 3.75 BB/9 – 57.2 IP – 2.03 ERA
2017: 6.62 K/9 – 2.08 BB/9 – 47.2 IP – 2.08 ERA

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2017 Big 12 All-Draft Team (Hitters)

First Team

C – Evan Skoug
1B – Jake Scudder
2B – Cam Warner
SS – Orlando Garcia
3B – Garrett Benge
OF – Tanner Gardner, Austen Wade, Garrett McCain

Second Team

C – Renae Martinez
1B – Hunter Hargrove
2B – Michael Davis
SS – Matt McLaughlin
3B – Travis Jones
OF – Kyle Davis, Jon Littell, Patrick Mathis

I’ve been all-in on Garrett Benge since his freshman season at Cowley County JC. That’s what hitting .539/.636/1.017 with 48 BB/11 K will do for you. He’s since hit well in two seasons as a Cowboy while also adding two quality summer showings in the Texas Collegiate League and on the Cape. Needless to say, I’m still very much in on Benge. He’s got a shot to be a decent enough defender to remain at the hot corner with the requisite above-average power and obvious plate discipline to play everyday. I really, really like Benge. If you miss out on Jake Burger in the first or second round, then Benge later (round five?) is the way to go.

Travis Jones and Bret Boswell, both of Texas, are multi-position defenders who project best (in my view) at third base in the pros. Jones is one of my favorite unheralded players in this class. He’s a phenomenal athlete who can play just about any position on the diamond if needed. His size (6-4, 220) and strength should allow him to continue to tap into his raw power and his comfort level as a hitter seems to increase with every trip to the plate. My notes on Boswell include the phrase “if he’s healthy, watch out.” So far so good on that front in 2017 as Boswell has delivered with career best numbers across the board. Boswell, as good an athlete as Jones even with his very different build (5-11, 200), is viewed as a shortstop by some teams more willing to allow a guy with average tools to handle the spot. I think both guys have sneaky starter upside if it all works out — higher ceiling for Jones, arguably a little more floor with Boswell — and both would be draft targets for me, though I have no feel at all for how big league teams value these guys at this point.

I don’t have much in my notes on Brylie Ware with the exception of three different variations along the lines of BRYLIE WARE, Brylie Ware (?), and B. Ware (7/17/96 DOB) – find out more. So it’s pretty clear that the me of December really wanted the me of May to do some investigative work on Brylie Ware. May me still doesn’t know a lot about Ware, but the little he has heard has been positive. I’m in on Ware if signable. I also still like Elliott Barzilli as a potential utility option even with an underwhelming senior season that has to be explained away. Don’t sleep on Quintin Crandall, who has been an effective hitter and versatile defender (SS and OF), either.

Jake Scudder feels like the type of college first baseman who has a shot to “come out of nowhere” in pro ball as a mid- to late-round college veteran bat who just keeps on hitting at every stop. Picking him out of an unusually strong group of first base prospects wasn’t easy as arguments for Kacy Clemens and Hunter Hargrove, both seniors like Scudder, can be made.

Sometimes, timing is everything. Finding a hook for what to write about Orlando Garcia was easy after having just written about Kevin Smith last week. Check their college numbers to date…

.278/.366/.456 with 59 BB/127 K and 16/22 SB
.266/.334/.451 with 57 BB/121 K and 15/21 SB

Top is Garcia, bottom is Smith. The raw totals are a tiny bit misleading because Garcia has had over 100 PA less than Smith so far, so despite the similar career BB/K marks that difference amounts to a 21.7 K% and 10.1 BB% for Garcia as opposed to a 16.7 K% and 7.9 BB% for Smith. Still, pretty damn similar three years worth of production, right? The tools aren’t all that dissimilar either. In fact, everything written about Smith below applies to Garcia as well..

For starters, he’s a rock solid defender at shortstop with easy above-average range and sure hands that allow him to make damn near every play hit near him. He’s got enough arm to handle throws deep in the hole and athleticism to get to them in the first place. That strong defensive foundation makes him a worthwhile follow off the bat. He becomes even more interesting once you factor in his true above-average raw power, a rarity for a middle infielder at the amateur level even in the age of tool inflation (something I’m guilty of, I admit).

Other shortstops of note include Matt McLaughlin and Ryan Merrill, both steady gloves with enough bat to profile as potential utility infielders. Not bad!

Evan Skoug has been scorching hot of late. Clearly being left off of my top ten college catcher list at the end of March lit a fire under him. Skoug’s strong run has allowed his current season numbers (.282/.382/.508) to catch up to his 2016 totals (.301/.390/.502), but the red flag that is his mounting strikeout total looms large. Skoug went from 34 BB/47 K in 2016 to his current 28 BB/64 K totals. A project for the summer that I’d love to research would involve looking at the BB/K ratios of every college player drafted since I started this site. It’s such a rudimentary way of looking at a hitter, but damn if it doesn’t seem to correlate with professional success. Off the top of my dome, the only successful college turned professional hitter with more strikeouts than walks in his draft year is Aaron Judge. Fine, you’ve twisted my arm. A very quick look at first round college hitters since 2009…

AJ Pollock, Dustin Ackley, Josh Phegley, Yasmani Grandal, Christian Colon, Michael Choice, Anthony Rendon, Joe Panik, Kolten Wong, CJ Cron, Mikie Mahtook, Jace Peterson, Stephen Piscotty, Mitch Haniger, Travis Jankowski, Kevin Plawecki, Richie Shaffer, Deven Marrero, Kris Bryant, Phil Ervin, Colin Moran, Trea Turner, Michael Conforto, Kyle Schwarber, Alex Bregman, Andrew Benintendi

Those are the guys who had more walks than strikeouts in their draft year. Now here are the players who were first rounders with more strikeouts than walks in their draft year…

Tony Sanchez, Brett Jackson, Grant Green, Gary Brown, Bryce Brentz, Mike Olt, Kyle Parker, George Springer, Jackie Bradley, Mike Zunino, Tyler Naquin, Aaron Judge, Hunter Dozier, Hunter Renfroe, Dansby Swanson

The BB > K group (26 players) has combined for 95.6 bWAR to date. The K > BB group (15 players) has combined for 20.5 bWAR to date. The mean for the BB > K group is 3.7. The mean for the K > BB group is 1.4. The best first round college hitters since 2009 by bWAR have been AJ Pollock (15.9), Kris Bryant (15.3), Anthony Rendon (12.4), George Springer (12.2), and Yasmani Grandal (9.9). The top three by bWAR are BB > K guys. Five of the top six by bWAR are BB > K guys. Eleven of the top thirteen by bWAR are BB > K guys. Sixteen of the top nineteen by bWAR are BB > K guys. You see where I’m going with this. It’s an obvious point, I’m sure, but obvious points aren’t necessarily bad ones.

The “problem” with this research is that it limits our player pool to first round picks only. A lack of time and knowledge — is there a simple way to sort an entire draft class by any ML stat out there because the best I can find is the awesome B-R tool, but even that limits you by either team, position, or round? — makes this attempt incomplete at best. Maybe I’ll mess around with all this again in the slower summer months.

Anyway, all of this is a long way of saying that Skoug’s BB/K ratio is problematic. Sort of. He was never going to be a first round pick, so he wouldn’t have fit in with the groups above. Still, I think it’s fair to extrapolate some with the data we have and wonder if a hitter like Skoug can succeed with his draft year BB/K ratio looking like it does. If he makes it, he’ll be an outlier. I suppose that’s the point. Skoug is a really gifted natural hitter with the chance to hit for both average and power at the next level. He’s also a legitimately improved defender with the kind of intangibles and sure-handedness to convince some teams to overlook his underwhelming athleticism and ability to make flash plays behind the dish. I’m not brave enough to say Skoug could be one of those outliers, but between his oversized reputation as a hitter (past comps from BA and Aaron Fitt mentioned Kyle Schwarber and Matt Thaiss) and potential for sticking at a critical defensive spot, it may be worth a shot taking finding out sooner than his raw BB/K numbers indicate. Or maybe I’m breaking one of my cardinal rules of player evaluation by talking myself into a player I like from a scouting perspective in the face of damning statistical evidence.

Beyond Skoug, the catchers in the Big 12 are damn strong this year. Renae Martinez is an above-average catch-and-throw guy having a fine year at the plate. Josh Rolette is a very intriguing draft-eligible sophomore from Kansas State. Michael Cantu has big tools (namely his plus raw power), but poor performances likely will mean he’ll have to wait until next year to hear his name called during the draft. Kholeton Sanchez has the physical ability to play at the next level — he has enough speed and arm to play catcher, second, or center in the pros — but with only 62 D-1 at bats at the ripe old age of 23, he’s facing an uphill battle. He’s the brand of weird prospect I champion, so it should be no shock I’ll be rooting hard for him to get his shot in pro ball.

Tanner Gardner was a pre-season FAVORITE thanks to a patient approach, sneaky pop, above-average wheels, and the kind of athleticism and defensive upside to hang in either center (my guess) or short (the answer of a surprisingly high number of people I’ve heard from). He may not have enough power to profile as a regular, but I could see him settling in as a damn fine backup if it comes down to it. Garrett McCain was in a similar boat coming into the season, but has tapped into enough of his average raw power to do some real damage at the plate. Turns out steady at bats can help lead to a toolsy player breaking out…imagine that. McCain has always had a pro approach, so the bump in power, speed (average or better, plays up), and arm strength (upper-80s off the mound in another life) is just icing on the cake. Then there’s Austen Wade, a fun power/speed prospect with a chance to be average (power) or better (speed) in both areas.

Jon Littell is still coming into his own as a hitter, but his plus raw power, plus arm strength, and plus prep pedigree should have him drafted higher than his good but not great college production might otherwise suggest. Patrick Mathis is one of this year’s most underrated natural hitters. He’s also a solid defender with above-average to plus raw power. I’ve heard from reliable contacts that his down junior season has been more bad luck than bad hitting. BABIP giveth and BABIP taketh away, I suppose. I’m still on the bandwagon.

Three other outfielders that stand out for various reasons include Kameron Esthay (power lefty who was a narrow miss here), Nolan Brown (“better pro than college player [who] always seems to have a nagging injury holding him back”), and Ryan Sluder (guy who looked like a future star two years ago but has struggled mightily since). All in all, it’s a really fun outfield year for the Big 12. No clear stars, but lots of depth. Sums up the conference’s hitters as a whole, come to think of it.

Also receiving consideration…

C – Matt Menard, Josh Rolette, Michael Cantu, Kholeton Sanchez
1B – Kacy Clemens, Jackson Cramer, Aaron Dodson, Austin O’Brien, Dustin Williams, Connor Wanhanen
2B – Jack Flansburg, Kyle Mendenhall, Andrew Rosa
SS – Jimmy Galusky, Ryan Merrill
3B – Bret Boswell, Steve Serratore, Quintin Crandall, Brylie Ware, Quin Walbergh, Elliott Barzilli
OF – Kameron Esthay, Nolan Brown, Ben Hollas, Ryan Sluder, Ryan Long

2017 Big Ten All-Draft Team (Hitters)

First Team

C – Matt Byars
1B – Alex Troop
2B – Mason McCoy
SS – Kevin Smith
3B – Luke Miller
OF – Zach Jancarski, Miles Lewis, Brandon Hughes

Second Team

C – Harrison Wenson
1B – Drew Lugbauer
2B – Dan Durkin
SS – Jalen Washington
3B – Micah Coffey
OF – Mike Carter, Tre’ Gantt, Logan Sowers

Matt Byars is the kind of senior-sign catching prospect I like. His is a defense forward profile (plus arm, well above-average mobility behind the plate, strong feel for the rhythms of the game) with enough offensive upside (average raw power, back-to-back solid years of production) to give you something at the plate. Harrison Wenson isn’t that far behind, but buying on him takes more of a leap of faith with both his glove and his approach. The power and arm strength are both legit. A friend compared him to a budget version of current Phillies catcher and 2010 third round pick Cameron Rupp. Their college numbers to date…

.246/.325/.439 with 27.0 K% and 8.0 BB%
.302/.385/.489 with 20.7 K% and 10.3 BB%

Wenson on top, Rupp on bottom. I’d say stylistically it holds up, but that’s about it. Both are big, strong old school catchers known more for raw power and arm strength than graceful movements or soft hands behind the dish. Rupp was and is a much better player, though. I’m not in love with this as a comparison, but it came from somebody smart so figured there’s no harming sending it along. I personally disagree with it — though, again, if you’re just trying to close your eyes and picture what Wenson looks like it’s not a terrible proxy — so feel free to do the same. Or not. It’s a free country…for now. Political hot take!

Every last person I’ve talked to this spring has told me in no uncertain terms I’m nuts for preferring Alex Troop as a hitter rather than a pitcher. I give up. While I still think Troop has a fine future as a position player — enough so that ranking him atop his position here was a no-brainer for me — at some point the consensus broke me. I don’t think it’s going with the herd just to do it; as much as I try to remain independent and unmoved by others (within reason) in my prospect views, there are occasionally times when I can admit that maybe I’ve gone a little too far. When everybody thinks you are nuts, it’s possible that they are wrong and you’re right…but it’s also possible they know things you don’t, you learn from it, and you adjust your views accordingly. That’s where I’m at with Troop. I think he’s a wonderful college hitter with the chance to be an average or better regular at first or in an outfield corner in pro ball, but his value on the mound is too great to ignore. His changeup alone makes keeping him pitching a good idea. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s got imposing size (6-5, 210 pounds), room to add to his fastball (86-92 MPH presently), a usable breaker, and a nice mix of performance (almost a strikeout per inning this year) and projection (that size, his two-way pedigree, and cold weather background all point to better days ahead).

Beyond two-way star Troop, there are plenty of truer first base options in the Big 10. The first name to jump out is Drew Lugbauer, a somewhat ironic mention considering the argument to be made about him not being a “true first base” option either. Lugbauer, experienced at both catcher and third base in addition to first, has been one of the more confounding players in this class for me. I’ve yet to get to the point where I’m comfortable locking him in to a long-term defensive spot. Some say he can catch, some think he’s a first baseman only, and others think he could hang as a four-corners style utility player. I have no idea, so, erring on the side of caution (and siding with the most vocal group of outside opinions), he slots into first base on these lists. It goes without saying that Lugbauer is a whole lot more interesting as a catcher or multi-position threat, but there’s at least a glimmer of a chance his bat plays at first as is. His plus to arguably plus-plus raw power is enough to rank him among the top handful of college players in this class and his strength to all fields is something that hasn’t gone unnoticed to teams that preach that type of hitting approach.

Right there with Lugbauer is Jake Adams. The big righty has monster raw power, above-average athleticism around the bag, and questions to answer about his propensity for swinging and missing. All in all, it’s a tantalizing mid-round profile with more than enough upside to justify the downside of a 30ish K% guy who doesn’t get out of High-A. I’m in.

Any of the first basemen beyond these three are draftable talents depending on what you like, but in the interest of time we’ll hone in on just one more. Nebraska’s Scott Schreiber is a really interesting player who could wind up a steal for a team with a long memory. Schreiber’s 2017 hasn’t been great — an admittedly odd thing to say for a guy hitting .325, but his power and approach have both gone south after a breakout sophomore season — so teams that saw him at his best previously could be rewarded by his plus raw power, strong arm, and potential positional versatility (outfield corners are both an option). He’s behind a few other guys at the moment, but with a far enough slide on draft day he could wind up a really slick value.

I’m a little surprised that I didn’t write about Mason McCoy last year. Could have something to do with him just having a decent first year at Iowa, but, regardless, he’s my kind of player. There’s nothing particularly flashy about McCoy’s game — average hit tool, average or better speed, average at best arm — but he’s, pardon the term, a gamer who gets the most out of his tools. It’s a strong utility profile that I think will play at the next level, though I’d be a little concerned about the arm being a touch short for the left side. Beyond that, McCoy can hold his own.

If you know what to make of Kevin Smith these days, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line. Scouts who know things (or think they know things, which is really all any of us can claim in this line of work) won’t shut up about the guy. Everybody seemed to love him after a great freshman season (sure, I could see that), more or less stayed on the bandwagon after a solid if concerning sophomore season (that 16 BB/49 K red flag was a bit too bright for me), and then fell back in love harder than ever after his successful (but still concerning) turn on the Cape this past summer. So what do the scouts see in Smith, a player that I have in my notes as “deeply polarizing” among those I’ve spoken to, that the numbers may not pick up? For starters, he’s a rock solid defender at shortstop with easy above-average range and sure hands that allow him to make damn near every play hit near him. He’s got enough arm to handle throws deep in the hole and athleticism to get to them in the first place. That strong defensive foundation makes him a worthwhile follow off the bat. He becomes even more interesting once you factor in his true above-average raw power, a rarity for a middle infielder at the amateur level even in the age of tool inflation (something I’m guilty of, I admit).

It’s the approach that kills me. I’ve spoken a few times about hitters that scouts believe will turn their underwhelming BB/K numbers around with continued reps. That’s Smith. His reputation as a hitter is very strong, and the vast majority of feedback I’ve received on him as been positive. “He’ll figure it out,” is a familiar refrain. Maybe. I bought into it with Kyle Lewis last year, but Smith’s track record is tough to ignore. Even his star turn on the Cape came with an overall 9 BB/39 K disclaimer.

Whenever I stumped on player like I am with Smith, I like to turn to my old familiar (unpopular) friend: Mr. Comp. Check out a couple of college lines…

.265/.333/.443 with 16.9 K% and 7.9 BB%
.310/.367/.473 with 9.5 K% and 7.2 BB%

Top is Smith (so far), bottom is Zack Cozart at Mississippi. Cozart is the name that has been mentioned by Baseball America as a point of comparison for Smith in the past. Pretty good comp, I think. Tools line up fairly well and production isn’t completely off the mark. Cozart went to Cincinnati with pick 79 in 2007. I’ll offer a potential high-end comparison for Smith that I like a lot…

.265/.333/.443 with 16.9 K% and 7.9 BB%
.285/.367/.428 with 14.8 K% and 11.3 BB%

Top is still Smith, bottom is now Marcus Semien at Cal. I think Semien is the kind of hitter that Smith can be at his best. Semien fell to to the sixth round in 2011. I think Smith has too many fans to drop that far this year, but stranger things have happened. The closest stylistic and statistical comp I found was this one…

.265/.333/.443 with 16.9 K% and 7.9 BB%
.303/.391/.458 with 17.2 K% and 8.6 BB%

Top remains Smith, bottom is this guy per Baseball America’s pre-draft scouting report

Defensively, his range is fair and his glove work is unorthodox, but he does possess a strong arm. While he handled shortstop well for Team USA last summer, Espinosa is not a pure shortstop and may be better suited to second base or as a utility player. His intelligent and aggressive baserunning masks raw speed that is only average. A switch-hitter, Espinosa has always been stronger from his natural right side, but improved from the left this year. He takes a wicked cut at anything close, and when he squares a pitch up he can produce screaming drives to all fields. Most scouts want to see more plate discipline and patience from Espinosa, who’s considered a streak hitter. His lack of overwhelming tools will keep him out of the first two rounds, but he has a lot of attributes scouts love, including the knack to make those around him better.

I was going to redact the name and make it a big unveil here, but what’s a couple of centimeters of suspense (less on mobile, I’d assume) really worth? So the mystery guy is Danny Espinosa. I think Smith and Espinosa — the 87th overall pick in 2008, for what it’s worth — are similar ballplayers in a lot of ways. Smith gets the slim defensive edge at the same point in their respective development while Espinosa was arguably the better all-around athlete. Beyond that, I think they are close. Now sometimes comparisons are based on career outcomes and sometimes they are more closely aligned with pure physical ability; this one feels closer to the latter category as I think a team drafting Smith as early as I think it’ll take to get him will be doing so with the hope they get a more consistent offensive performer. That said, Espinosa’s 11.0 fWAR to date is nothing to be sad about; if anything, an outcome like that is a major success once you realize a college hitter selected in the draft’s top 100 picks providing greater than 10 WAR over a career is at just 6.9%. If Smith really is Espinosa, that’s a major win. If he’s Espinosa with a better bat, then he’s a potential star-caliber player in terms of overall value. If you think of Espinosa as something closer to Smith’s ceiling (with the obvious risk he never makes the big leagues at all factored in), then that changes the math yet again.

The average draft position of the three comps was 122nd overall. The fourth round feels like a fair spot for Smith at this juncture, though the dearth of collegiate middle infield talent and typical draft day shortstop inflation could push him up closer to that Cozart/Espinosa early third round range. I think that’s where he likely lands (if not earlier), but I’m still not sure if that’s where he’ll eventually be ranked here.

It should come as no surprise that I love a prospect who has played quality defense at both shortstop and catcher. Who couldn’t love a weird profile like that, right? That’s Jalen Washington, Ohio State’s current shortstop and former catcher. Washington was good at both spots with the athleticism to play just about anywhere else on the diamond. I mean, if you can play well at both short and catcher, where can’t you play? His offensive profile is a little shakier — lots of pop and good speed, but little feel for hitting and an iffy approach — so bringing him into the fold would require plenty of patience with the bat while his defensive versatility keeps him in the lineup. I don’t know what kind of upside you’re getting with Washington, but he’d sure be a fun gap-filler in the minors as he tries to figure out the whole hitting thing.

Luke Miller is an awesome athlete with a big arm (up to 94 off the mound in the past) and just as much power (whatever the power equivalent to a low-90s fastball would be, I guess). I’m intrigued as I get for an inexperienced draft-eligible sophomore who has put up ugly BB/K numbers to date. Many (but not all) of the same things can be said for Micah Coffey, another athletic power bat with less than ideal plate discipline. In a weak year for third basemen not only in the Big Ten but also across the country, imperfect players with upside like these stand out.

I don’t want to say how long I deliberated on picking six outfielders out of the Big Ten’s solid if unspectacular 2017 class. Let’s just settle on “way too long” and move on. In the end, I tried my best to balance tools/projection and skills/production. That’s kind of the whole point of what we do here anyway, so I guess that sort of goes without saying. Zach Jancarski is a gifted center fielder with above-average speed and the ability to grind out at bats as well as the best leadoff types in college baseball. Miles Lewis joins big Jake Adams as the second player here with North Dakota ties. He’s a plus athlete with easy to identify physical gifts (tons of speed and range) who keeps improving daily at some of the game’s finer points. If signable (he’s a redshirt-sophomore), I’d do what I could to talk my bosses into giving him a shot at pro ball this year before he blows up in the college ranks next season. Brandon Hughes‘s inclusion on the first team makes it clear I have a thing for Michigan State two-way talents (Hughes has been 88-91 as a lefty off the mound in the past) who seem to be wildly underrated as hitters. Like our first two outfielders mentioned, Hughes can defend in center and swipe bags with above-average to plus speed. He’s got a little more power and a little less swing-and-miss than you’d think for a prospect rarely mentioned as one of draft’s top sleepers. That changes now: Hughes is probably too good to be called a sleeper, but I’m doing it anyway. He’s a really good young player.

On the second team, the focus moved more towards finding bats at any cost. Tre’ Gantt is the exception as yet another interesting up-the-middle talent who can run. Mike Carter and Logan Sowers, however, are examples of what it looks like to bet on bats. Though they go about things very differently, the two young hitters should both hear their names called during the draft next month. Sowers is the more conventional prospect as a big (6-4, 220) powerful athlete who can thrill with a long ball just as readily as disappoint with a three strikeout night. The 5-10, 180 pound Carter can’t match Sowers’s thump, but the line drive machine from Rutgers has a hit tool that is quietly one of this class’s best.

Leaving off highly productive outfielders like Tom Marcinczyk, Jordan Smith, Johnny Slater, Joe Hoscheit, and Alex Krupa was tough. All have done enough to warrant serious draft consideration. This should be a pretty happy draft year for fans of the Big 10.

Others receiving consideration…

C – Tyler Cropley, Justin Morris
1B – Jake Adams, Zack McGuire, Toby Hanson, Scott Schreiber, Nick Cieri
2B – Jake Bivens, Jake Schleppenbach, Evan Warden, Luke Pettersen, Tony Butler, Brandon Gum
SS – Michael Brdar, Harry Shipley
3B – Matt Hoeg
OF – Tom Marcinczyk, Jordan Smith, Pat McInerney, Chris Whelan, Johnny Slater, Joe Hoscheit, Matt Hopfner, Alex Boxwell, Craig Dedelow, Dan Chmielewski, Matt Stemper, Luis Alvarado, Laren Eustace, Alex Krupa, Madison Nickens

2017 Atlantic Sun All-Draft Team (Hitters)

C – Griffin Helms
1B – Austin Upshaw
2B – Hunter Hanks
SS – Julio Gonzalez
3B – Alex Merritt
OF – Michael Gigliotti, JJ Shimko, Taylor Allum

The offensive headliners in the Atlantic Sun this year can be found roaming the outfields. Michael Gigliotti, who has been compared to both Leonys Martin and Josh Hart by Perfect Game in the past, was the consensus top hitter in the conference coming into the year, but a down draft season has opened the door for challengers to his throne to rise up. The most impressive of said challengers is JJ Shimko, a player with similar strengths (hit tool, speed, arm, CF range, approach) and weaknesses (mainly power). As I’ve said a few times this spring already, players like Gigliotti and Shimko would have been really high on my board in previous years. This year, however, I’m finding myself a little burnt out on non-power types. That’s probably not a fair characterization of either player — Gigliotti and Shimko both have average raw power even if it’s only really shown up for them in one of their three respective college seasons — but it isn’t so far off the mark that I have to rewrite this whole paragraph. Thank goodness for that.

The positive sell on both guys is pretty easy: both are natural center fielders who can run, throw, and, most importantly, hit. Add in positive plate discipline indicators and it’s enough to help both guys profile as potential average to slightly above-average regulars once defense and base running are factored in. One comp for Gigliotti that comes to mind is Jackie Bradley Jr. Their college stat comparison is a little interesting…

.306/.418/.429 with 98 BB/97 K and 58/73 SB
.331/.425/.530 with 97 BB/106 K and 17/23 SB

Top is Gigliotti, bottom is Bradley Jr. You could elaborate on the comp with the qualifier “less pop, more speed,” but at that point does the comp still hold water? Yeah, he’s just like Jackie Bradley Jr. except he’s faster but with less power…and, oh yeah, maybe he’ll wind up hitting for a higher average, too. I don’t know. I tried.

I do like Gigliotti a little more than Shimko, but not by as large a margin as I assume the industry leaders will separate the two come draft day. If the choice is Gigliotti in round two or Shimko in round eight, I’m cool grabbing a surer thing power-wise and waiting on the true center fielder until later.

I’ve got nothing on fellow Taylor Allum minus the obvious that is his outstanding 2017 performance. In a thin outfield class beyond the big two of Gigliotti and Shimko, that’s more than enough to get a seat at the table. He’s high on my list of players I’d like to find out more about between now and June.

Griffin Helms‘s tools have long fascinated me, but an ugly BB/K has been as much a part of his game as his plus athleticism and enticing power/speed/defensive upside. If he slips because of that iffy plate discipline, he could be a fun mid-round value play for a team with a strong track record of channeling overly aggressive hitters towards positive outcomes.

All four first basemen listed could be drafted next month, but the two that stand out above the rest are Nick Rivera and Austin Upshaw. Picking between the two is an admittedly pointless exercise — that’s harsh, but seeing as both guys should be available late in the draft so teams could easily take both at a low cost if they really can’t decide — created solely to fit the little all-conference gimmick I’ve got going here, but I suppose it’s ultimately of some value if a hypothetical either/or situation comes up for a scouting director in June. Forced to choose just one guy, I’d go Upshaw due to his present power, room to put on some bulk, and command of the strike zone. Rivera, no slouch in any of those departments, is a little older and little more physically maxed out; some teams may prefer that to Upshaw, a potential senior-sign next year like Rivera is now, while other teams may go for the younger, slenderer type. Not for nothing, but doesn’t slenderer feel like a word that shouldn’t exist? Looks weird, sounds weird.

Hunter Hanks‘s average tools could give him a shot to play a long time in pro ball as a potential utility guy, especially if you buy the glove and arm as good enough to handle short in a pinch as I do. Same goes for Julio Gonzalez, a more natural shortstop currently in the midst of a really impressive draft season. All my notes on him focused on his glove coming into the year — generally positive buzz there, for what it’s worth — but the bat coming on this strong has been a pleasant surprise. He joins Allum on my list of guys I need to find out more about over these next few weeks. Lee Solomon could also join the utility player party, but more of a combo second base/outfielder type. People I’ve heard from swear he’s the same game this year as last minus some bad luck on balls in play. If that’s the case, he could go a lot higher than his current .236/.357/.348 line might suggest.

Others receiving consideration…

C – Jake Perry, Austin Hale
1B – Nick Rivera, Charlie Carpenter, Christian Diaz
2B – Lee Solomon, Grant Williams, Matt Reardon, Patrick Ervin
SS – N/A
3B – Jeremy Howell
OF – Eli Lovell, Gage Morey, Nathan Koslowski, Evan Pietronico, Chris Thibideau, Wesley Weeks, Yahir Gurrola

2017 Atlantic 10 All-Draft Team (Hitters)

C – Deon Stafford
1B – Bobby Campbell
2B – Daniel Brumbaugh
SS – Cole Peterson
3B – Carter Hanford
OF – Cam Johnson, Logan Farrar, Jordan Powell

If I were to rank the position player prospects in the Atlantic 10 this year, the list would probably look something like this: 1) Deon Stafford, 2) Deon Stafford, and 3) Deon Stafford. There’s really nobody close to Stafford’s level of talent and production in the conference. I’ve seen a good bit of Stafford over the years, something that can either be good if you trust my firsthand takes or bad if you think I’m either a) full of it (very possible, FWIW), or b) biased towards a local prospect I’ve watched grow into a potential top one hundred pick.

My #notascout observations on him are fairly straightforward: fantastic athlete, average or better speed (timed him above-average to first on a single last weekend), above-average to plus arm strength (though I haven’t gotten a clean in-game pop from him yet this season to update this), at least above-average raw power, average or better hit tool, patient yet aggressive approach, great build/physical strength, clear leadership skills and passion for the game (as noted by my wife, who’s far more into that type of thing, on multiple occasions), and an overall plus package of defensive tools (mobility, hands, release, fearlessness).

For as much as I made about the gap between Stafford and the rest of the conference, it’s only fair to point out there are a bunch of quality catching prospects in the Atlantic 10 beyond Stafford. Feedback (that I ignored) on James Morisano before the season was that he was a prospect on the same level as Stafford. He’s not, but that doesn’t make him chopped liver. Or maybe he is because chopped liver can be delicious if mushed up in a nice chicken liver pâté. Either way, Morisano is a good athlete who should have no problem sticking behind the dish in the long run while showing off above-average power at it. The bat might be a little light to play regularly, but there’s a chance he’s a high-level backup for a long time.

Martin Figueroa‘s down senior season doesn’t change the fact he brings a long track record of hitting for both average and power. He might be more of a utility type at the next level — he has experience at third and in the outfield corners — but anybody who can at least fake it behind the plate and hit like him deserves a shot in pro ball.

All I know about Bobby Campbell is that he has power, he can play third base in a pinch, and he controlz the strike zone (58 BB/63 K career to date) like nobody’s business. The typo in that sentence was entirely accidental, but I’m leaving it in to underscore how impressed I am by Campbell’s approach. Plus, it highlights how edgy and cool and up with the latest trends (trendz?) I am. Between Campbell, Darian Carpenter, and Brian Fortier, the A-10 has a chance to put three quality senior-sign power hitting first base prospects in pro ball this year. Not too shabby.

Cole Peterson is a fun mix of patience, pop, and speed at shortstop. An edge in speed is what gave him the starting spot on this team over Vinny Capra, a good looking young bat (“pesky [hitter] with real sock” is how he was described to me) in his own right. Carter Hanford is a solid defender at the hot corner with power to all fields. Isaiah Pasteur, sitting out the season after transferring in to George Washington from Indiana, could get drafted even with the year off. He’s yet to show much at the plate, but there aren’t many young third basemen out there that can match his blend of athleticism, speed, and arm strength.

We knew Cam Johnson could run and hit a bit coming into the season, but his power bump has been a pleasant development. Logan Farrar has a quality approach and some defensive versatility (all three outfield spots plus second base). Jordan Powell might have to wait another year like Farrar did, but he fits the speed/CF range mold that can sometimes get some late round love.

Also receiving consideration…

C – Martin Figueroa, Brandon Chapman, James Morisano, Mark Donadio
1B – Darian Carpenter, Brian Fortier
2B – Michael Smith, Jared Baldinelli, Chris Hess, Robbie Metz
SS – Alex King, Vinny Capra, Alec Acosta
3B – Matt O’Neil, Isaiah Pasteur
OF – Aaron Case, Cal Jadacki, Tyler Nelin, DJ Lee, Mike Corin, Joey Bartosic, Ryan MacCarrick, Parker Sniatynski, David Vaccaro, Will Robertson, Nick Reeser, Trent Leimkuehler

2017 AAC All-Draft Team (Hitters)

C – Connor Wong
1B – Ryan Noda
2B – Jake Scheiner
SS – Kevin Merrell
3B – Willy Yahn
OF – Corey Julks, Luke Hamblin, Chris Carrier

The easiest name to pencil in to this team is Kevin Merrell, a top tier prospect and potential top 100 player in this class. Merrell, a pre-season FAVORITE and the top college shortstop in the country per my as yet unpublished positional rankings, checks every box for me when searching for a potential above-average up the middle talent: he’s crazy athletic, defensively versatile (love him at second, like him at short, intrigued by him in center), an easy plus runner, and, thanks to a damn near ideal draft year power surge, a legitimate threat to pop one to the gap every time he steps to the plate. The fact he’s proven at second base with the plus to plus-plus speed to excel in center gives him two excellent fallback options in the event shortstop doesn’t work out. I see no reason why it wouldn’t — the athleticism, hands, and arm (at least average) all play — but it’s nice to know you’ve got alternatives if things do change. With no major weaknesses and a bushel of pronounced strengths (speed, defense, pop, patience), I don’t think it’s unreasonable to project star upside when it comes to Merrell’s future. He’s going to be high on my list for sure.

Jake Scheiner may not have standout tools, but his production over the years, including a first year run at Houston matched by few in college baseball this season, is too good to ignore. My only notes on him coming into the year are short and sweet: “damn good hit tool.” Defensively, I’ve heard mixed opinions on the likelihood he can stick at his college position of shortstop. There are some who think he’s just athletic enough to pull it off, but most seem to believe he’s best as an offensive second baseman and/or utility infielder. I’d have no qualms drafting him as a shortstop with the plan to develop him at second if need be (there’s no shame in playing second once you make it to pro ball) before exploring that utility option. I like Scheiner a lot.

I was ready to write how I’m cooling on Connor Wong just a bit by pointing out that maybe his best potential outcome has dipped from future big league regular behind the plate to quality backup catcher and/or multi-position chess piece. Turns out I pretty much tackled this very subject about six weeks ago…

You may want to sit down for this, but Wong’s athleticism and plan of attack at the plate are what separates him from many otherwise similarly skilled contemporaries. Shocking that an athlete with patience would rank high on this list, yet here we are. In Wong’s case, there’s really no denying his chops. He has the fluidity behind the plate you’d expect from a former shortstop, a position some think he could still handle in a pinch, and occasional outfielder. Wong has been a little slow to pick up on some of the finer points of catching technique since making the switch — his feet are fine, but his hands still can get him in trouble — so it’s fair to wonder if a multi-position utility future could be his most useful long-term defensive deployment. I’m not completely sold on Wong’s power coming around enough to make him an impact starter at the next level, but the offensive strengths, including average to above-average speed and a knack for consistent hard contact against quality pitching, outweigh the weaknesses at this time.

Ryan Noda is an underrated athlete with plus raw power and unique (gloveless) swing mechanics. I’ve gone back and forth about his best position in pro ball — his experience in the outfield and strong arm could give him a shot there depending on what team he lands with — but ultimately went with first base for reasons both good (he’s quite strong there defensively) and practical (physically, he looks more like a first baseman than a corner outfielder). At the other infield corner, Willy Yahn makes hard contract and controls the zone as well as any hitter in the country this side of Ernie Clement. Like Clement, Yahn is a good athlete who can defend multiple spots in the infield. I don’t know how guys with their offensive profiles (i.e., low BB%, low K%) as college hitters tend to fare in pro ball (note to self: revisit this as part of a summer research project), but I’m looking forward to finding out with our admittedly tiny sample of two. Yahn is at 7.2 K% and 4.0 BB% so far in his college career. Clement is at 4.0 K% and 3.8 BB%. The list of players who have or had single-digit K% and BB% this decade: Juan Pierre, Jeff Keppinger, Placido Polanco, Marco Scutaro, Nori Aoki, Carlos Lee (!), Andrelton Simmons, Ben Revere, and Alberto Callaspo. Of that group, only three (Scutaro, Aoki, Guerrero) have/had put up league average offensive numbers by wRC+. I don’t know what any of this means other than Yahn and Clement will bring profoundly unique offensive approaches into pro ball. Can’t wait to see how it translates…and looking forward to revisiting this next year one the Nick Madrigal debates begin.

There’s not a ton to get excited about in this outfield — to this point, I almost feel like I’m blanking on an obvious name…let me know if that’s the case, please — but that won’t stop me from mining for hidden gems all the same. Corey Julks is an above-average runner with burgeoning power and exciting bat speed. It may be more of a fourth outfielder profile once you add it all up, but there’s room in pro ball for guys with his brand of well-rounded skill set. Chris Carrier has interesting power and Luke Hamblin has solid speed. Considered fellow senior-sign possibility Jarret DeHart (power/speed guy with questionable approach) over Hamblin based on upside, so don’t be shocked if that switch is made by the final rankings. Assuming I get deep enough in the rankings to where guys like DeHart and Hamblin live. And assuming anybody will read that far down a list if I make it…

Others receiving consideration…

C – Levi Borders, Travis Watkins, Logan Heiser
1B – Lex Kaplan, Hunter Williams
2B – Charlie Yorgen, Brandon Grudzielanek, Connor Hollis
SS – Wesley Phillips
3B – Connor McVey, Kam Gellinger, Eric Tyler, Hunter Hope
OF – Jarret DeHart, RJ Thompson, Isaac Feldstein, Tyler Webb, Eli Putnam

2017 America East All-Draft Team (Hitters)

C – Erik Ostberg
1B – Casey Baker
2B – Ben Prada
SS – Ben Bengtson
3B – TJ Ward
OF – Toby Handley, CJ Krowiak, Andrew Casali

The only tier one player in the conference this year is Erik Ostberg, a hitting machine with a strong arm behind the plate and solid speed on the basepaths. The man is currently hitting an even .500, so any questions about his bat can be referred right back to that nice round figure. I feel a little bit about Ostberg as I do Drew Ellis of Louisville. In both cases, the bat is so appealing that I’m willing to overlook some of the defensive questions. If Ostberg can catch — I think he can, for what it’s worth — then he’s a slam dunk top hundred prospect for me (probably…I shouldn’t say things like that without actually beginning to set up a board). If he can’t, then he’s strong enough with the stick to remain a viable prospect somewhere lower (first base, presumably) on the defensive spectrum. I’m all-in on Ostberg.

In almost any other year, a player like Hunter Dolshun would get the honors as top catcher in the conference. Again, it may be a bit too early to make such broad proclamations, but I feel good about the claim that Dolshun is one of the physically strongest players in his class. You know you’re getting that tremendous strength, plus raw power, and a patient hitter when taking a shot on Dolshun. You may or may not know what you’re getting defensively; some I’ve chatted up are sold that he can make it work behind the plate while others think he’s a little too stiff. I think he’s good enough back there, but, really, it may not matter all that much depending on how far he drops. At some point in the draft you know you’re getting imperfect prospects and I think that’s the range when Dolshun will likely go off the board. Can he catch? Don’t know for sure, but I’ll sure as heck not stress about it either way once he slips past the first few rounds (or later if a team doesn’t buy him as a high-value senior-sign in rounds eight/nine/ten).

I know little about both Christopher Bec and Zack Bright, but both had the kind of draft year production that gets you on the radar. Evan Harasta, Jason Agresti, and David Real are all quality mid- to late-round options as well. Harasta has more power than he’s shown, Agresti is a good albeit too aggressive hitter, and Real, a transfer from Arizona, shows strong control of the strike zone.

Casey Baker gets the nod over some stiff competition in an unusually deep year of America East first base prospects. Justin Yurchak is the clear 1b to Baker’s 1a, but the latter narrowly edges out the former on the basis of slightly more interesting raw power. You really can’t go wrong with either pick, though. I’ve long been a fan of David MacKinnon for similar reasons (hit tool, approach, athleticism, defense) while also being a little wary of him going forward for the same potential fatal flaw (lack of pop for the position). I’m more excited to take natural hitters with some power upside rather than huge power guys without much of a clue how to consistently make contact, so keep that potential bias in mind as you peruse my rankings.

Ben Bengtson (1-1 potential if draft standing was based on likelihood I spell your name wrong between now and June) has a long history of big offense with more than enough athleticism and bat speed (plus a fine approach) to give confidence he’s more than beating up on inferior pitching. The high level of certainty he sticks at shortstop — as close to a lock as it gets in this college class for me — is icing on the cake. Ben Prada takes second base based on the two sweetest words in the English language; I couldn’t find any other noteworthy 2017 America East middle infielders outside of Prada, Bengtson, and Paul Rufo, but I’m open to suggestions if you know of anybody I’m missing. TJ Ward could belong with that group if a team believes he can play shortstop in the pros. I like him best at third, clearly.

I know I’ve referenced this before, but I can’t help but do it again.

Toby Handley has always been known as a quality runner who could catch and throw in center field. His senior year power spike is something smart teams should be looking into as much as feasible this spring. Change in approach? Change in swing? Change in body? Or just a combination of a smaller sample and advanced age working in concert to inflate his output? I don’t have the answers yet. In the past I’ve been incredulous about big senior season jumps like this (.089 ISO to .235 ISO), but I randomly happened to look back at what I wrote about Garrett Stubbs, a huge pro favorite at the moment, when he was a senior at USC. I had the same questions about his senior year power boost; no two players follow identical developmental paths so maybe this isn’t as instructive a flashback as I’d like to think, but so far so good with the “realness” of Stubbs’s growth. Handley isn’t Stubbs 2.0, of course; I’m just saying that dismissing a senior year bump, something I’ve done too readily in the past, can cause you to miss out on some pretty good players. Don’t sleep on Handley just because he’s a senior is the overarching message, I suppose.

Andrew Casali hasn’t made quite the same senior season power gains — if anything he’s showing less this year — but he offers a similar package of speed and defense in center field. Casali also makes a ton of contact and has a keen awareness of what constitutes a ball vs a strike. Everything good about Casali applies just as easily to CJ Krowiak. A pre-season FAVORITE, Krowiak is an easy plus runner and defender in center who is both a sensational athlete and a true student of the game. I think the best is yet to come for him.

Other prospects that received consideration…

C – Hunter Dolshun, Christopher Bec, Evan Harasta, Jason Agresti, David Real, Zack Bright
1B – Justin Yurchak, Jamie Switalski, David MacKinnon, Andrew Gazzola, Brendan Skidmore
2B – N/A
SS – Paul Rufo
3B – N/A
OF – Connor Powers, Tyler Schwanz, Colby Maiola, Nick Campana, Collin Stack