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Draft  | Prospect Scouting Reports  | 4/27/2018

MLB Draft Pack: April 27

David Rawnsley     
Photo: Osiris Johnson (Perfect Game)

Top 350 MLB Draft Prospects
| Mock Draft v. 1 | PG College Player Database

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Prospects covered this week: Kyle Bradish, Steven Gingery, JT Ginn, Jordan Groshans, Kyle Isbel, Jeremiah Jackson, Osiris Johnson, DaShawn Keirsey, Jr., Trey Riley, Jayson Schroeder.

Kyle Bradish, RHP

Height/Weight: 6-4/190
Bats/Throws: R/R
Birthdate: Sept. 12, 1996
College: New Mexico State
Hometown: Goodyear, Ariz.
Projected Draft Round: 2-4

One of several high-ish draft prospects out in the four corners area of the country, New Mexico State’s Kyle Bradish has positioned himself well for early on Day 2 of the MLB Draft at the time of this writing. He’s been good for New Mexico State, if not totally dominant, checking in at 5-2 with a 3.03 ERA and 82 strikeouts in 56 2/3 innings, though the walk rate is a bit high. 

With a projectable frame at 6-foot-4, 190-pounds, Bradish has impressed scouts with his athleticism and quick arm, though his command isn’t up to par and he carries significant reliever risk in his profile moving forward. He’s a good athlete, so there is hope that he can eventually repeat his delivery enough to get to average command. 

He works anywhere from 88-94 mph with his fastball, usually settling into the 90-92 mph range for the majority of outings, and shows the ability to work the ball up and down in the strike zone. His calling card, however, is his feel for spinning the baseball, showing both a plus curveball in the low-80s and and a slider in the 86-88 mph range. Both pitches are dynamic, swing-and-miss offerings, and the slider may be one of the best individual pitches in the class. 

While the potential of both breaking balls along with some potential future velocity, Bradish entices evaluators with the promise of a mid-rotation starter upside, but the command concerns are such that most prognosticators believe he’s likely destined for the bullpen, where he could be a dynamic closer type of performer. 

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