In the weeks leading up to the draft, Perfect Game will be providing a detailed overview of each state in the U.S., including the District of Columbia, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico. These overviews will list the state's strengths, weaknesses and the players with the best tools, as well as providing scouting reports on all Group 1 and 2 players as ranked in Perfect Game's state-by-state scouting lists. Please visit this page for all of the links to Perfect Game's 2013 Draft Preview content.
Delaware State-by-State List
state like Delaware is always going to be dependent on its major
universities for most of the strength of it’s draft class, in this
case being Delaware and Delaware State. Both teams are strong in the
win-loss department in 2013, and Delaware is particularly strong in
the draft prospect department. They have two players in Jimmy Yezzo
and Chad Kuhl who could go off the board in the top 7-8 rounds.
Yezzo, in particular, is making a major push this spring to make his
way into the top five rounds.
state also has the benefit of having a group two high school player,
which they don’t always have year-to-year. Jake Fraley provides the
athleticism and strong left-handed swing that should land him some
early round attention. For a small state, it’s a solid early round
crop they can be proud of.
of Delaware talent
(1-to-5 scale): 3
HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: Caravel
Out-of-State Prospect, Delaware Connection:
Hill, of, Delaware Military Academy
2015 Prospect: George
Michael, rhp, Delaware State
Derrick May, of, Newark HS (1986, Cubs/1st round, 9th pick)
Gibson, ss, Seaford HS (Red Sox/2nd round)
Holliday, of, Wilmington College (Mets/18th round)
Cuneo, 1b, University of Delaware (Cubs/20th round)
Allen, of, Milford HS (Royals/11th round)
Jarmon, of, Indian River HS (Rangers/2nd round)
College Players Drafted/Signed:
School Players Drafted/Signed:
PROSPECTS, GROUPS 1 and 2
2 (rounds 4-10)
JIMMY YEZZO, 3b/1b, University of Delaware (Jr.)
his monstrous performance this spring, Jimmy Yezzo has essentially
forced his way to the front of the draft class in Delaware. He’s
having among the best offensive seasons of any player in the country,
hitting a whopping .419 through 50 games, swatting 12 home runs and
25 doubles along the way. The former Bishop Eustace standout has
shown middle of the field power and outstanding lift in his swing
throughout the spring, forcing his way into the minds of scouts. The
6-foot, 200-pound Yezzo fits into a likely first base profile, and
will be drafted primarily on the strength of his left-handed bat.
He’s shown the ability to go deep to any part of the park, and is
particularly prolific to the opposite field, and has the advanced
plate discipline to go along with that above average power. His huge
summer in the Valley League last summer, in which he hit 16 home
runs, put him on the map – but following it up with this spring
should solidify his track record of hitting enough to put him in the
top five rounds in June.
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