Tag "MLB Draft"

Bobby Witt, Jr. Draft Preview

Height: 6’0”
Weight: 180 lb.
Age: 18
Bats: R
Throws: R
Hit: 50 Power: 55 Run: 60 Arm: 60 Field: 60 Overall: 60

Bobby Witt, Jr. is a high school shortstop from Coffeyville, Texas, playing for Coffeyville Heritage High School. He has also played for the USA National Team and has played in both the Perfect Game All-American Game and the Under Armour All-American Game. He is the son of former major league pitcher Bobby Witt, who pitched for the Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, Florida Marlins, St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Cleveland Indians, and Arizona Diamondbacks. He is currently committed to Oklahoma University.

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MLB Draft Preview: Adley Rutschman

Adley Rutschman, C (Oregon State)

Height: 6’2″

Weight: 216 LBS

Age: 21

Bats: Switch

Throws: Right

2017 Stats: .234/.322/.306, 2 HR, 33 RBI, 27 BB, 39 SO, .988 FLD%

2018 Stats: .408/.505/.628, 9 HR, 83 RBI, 53 BB, 40 SO, .987 FLD%

2019 Stats (Through May 24, 2019): .426/.585/.778, 17 HR, 57 RBI, 72 BB, 36 SO, .990 FLD%

MLB Pipeline Grades: Hit: 60 Power: 60 Run: 40 Field: 60 Overall: 60

As you can see from the stats, Adley Rutschman has made significant improvements from his Freshman campaign in 2017 to where he is now. He was previously drafted in the 40th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners. But what makes Adley Rutschman so good? What are his weaknesses? And finally, where can we expect him to land come draft day on June 3rd?

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MLB Draft Preview: Seth Johnson

Seth Johnson, RHP (Campbell)
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 196 lbs
Age: 20
2019 Stats (As of May 23rd, 2019)
59.1 IP, 3-3, 4.55 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 28 BB / 76 SO
Two years ago, Seth Johnson was a shortstop at a junior college in North Carolina. Transferring to Campbell College for the 2019 season, Johnson piqued the interest of the coaching staff at Campbell as a pitcher. He quickly won the “Friday night” starting role, and is projected by many to be selected in the first two rounds of the 2019 MLB Draft.

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MLB Draft Preview: Logan Davidson

Logan Davidson, SS (Clemson)
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 185
Age: 21
Bats: Switch
Throws: Right
2018 Stats: .292/.408/.544, 15 HR, 46 RBI, 68 SO, 43 BB
2019 Stats: .296/.414/.588, 15 HR, 55 RBI, 55 SO, 43 BB
Logan Davidson was born December 26, 1997, in Charlotte, North Carolina. His father Mark played at Clemson in 1982 and played six years in the majors for the Twins and Astros. Mark earned a World Series ring with the Twins in 1987. Logan lettered all four years at a Providence High School while being an excellent two-way star. He led Providence to a state title his junior year while being great at the plate and on the mound, and was selected as an All-American and won the North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year his senior season. During this season, Davidson batted .456 with eight home runs, 16 doubles, 42 runs scored, and 47 RBI, while also boasting a 10-0 record with two saves, a 1.28 ERA, and 75 strikeouts in 61 innings on the mound. Following this season, Davidson signed with Clemson and was also drafted in the 30th round by the Philadelphia Phillies, but elected to go to Clemson.

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MLB Draft Preview: Hunter Bishop

Hunter Bishop, OF (Arizona State)
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 210 LBs
Age: 20
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
2018 Stats: .250/.352/.407, 5 HR, 26 RBI, 50 SO, 18 BB
2019 Stats (as of May 21, 2019): .356/.482/.792, 22 HR, 61 RBI, 56 SO, 42 BB
Hit: 50 Power: 60 Run: 60 Arm: 50 Field: 50 Overall: 55

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Jackson Rutledge Draft Preview

Jackson Rutledge was born on April 1, 1999 to Josh and Susan Rutledge. Rutledge attended Rockwood Summit High School in St. Louis, Missouri. As a senior in high school, Rutledge went 7-1 with a 1.19 ERA, striking out 84 batters in 41 innings. As a freshman in college, Rutledge attended Arkansas university where he would only pitch 15.1 innings during his freshman season. He was left off of the postseason roster which prompted him to transfer to San Jacinto JC.

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Will Wilson Draft Preview

Will Wilson, SS (NC State)
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 184 LBs
Age: 20
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
2018 Stats: .307/.376/.588, 15 HR, 53 RBI, 41 SO, 27 BB
2019 Stats (as of May 18, 2019): .361/.450/.703, 16 HR, 56 RBI, 39 SO, 31 BB
Hit: 50 Power: 50 Run: 40 Arm: 50 Field: 50

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Andrew Vaughn Draft Preview

Andrew Vaughn is a first baseman at the University of California. He was born on April 3rd, 1998 to Diana and Toby Vaughn. Vaughn was a four-year varsity player for Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa, California. He made the honor roll at Maria Carrillo all eight semesters that he attended the school. He won the North Bay League Freshman of the Year in 2013, Sophomore of the Year in 2014, Junior of the Year in 2015, and North Bay Player of the Year in 2016. He surprisingly only hit one career home run in high school, but he had an impressive career stat line hitting .380 and only striking out 15 times in four years. At Cal, Vaughn won the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year award in 2017 and was a first-team freshman All-American. He spent the summer of 2017 on the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team and won team MVP honors after the U.S. beat Japan. As a sophomore in 2018, Vaughn won the Golden Spikes award as the best amateur baseball player in the country. He also won National Player of the Year. Vaughn tied the Cal record for home runs in a single season with 23. Clearly, he is no stranger to winning awards. Vaughn is one of the most decorated baseball players in the country with endless potential.

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Washington Nationals Top 5 Prospects

As of writing this, Bryce Harper has yet to make a decision or announce where he will be playing baseball this year. The latest news on the rumor mill has the Nationals out of contention for his services. If you personally know the writer of this article, then you know what kind of luck he has. It’s a pretty good bet that right after this releases Harper will announce his decision and any assumptions made or references to Harper will be null and void. Planning accordingly, there will be no other mentions of Harper beyond this point. Instead, we will only be looking at his potential future teammates, replacements, or counterparts.

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Top-5 Prospects: Milwaukee Brewers

Continuing our series, let’s take a look at the NL Central champs from last year. The Milwaukee Brewers are obviously in win-now mode, but their starting pitching may be a little light. More on that in the Team Preview coming next month. For now, let’s dive into the top guys they have in their system. We may actually see a couple of them this season.

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