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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

2018 MLB Draft Reports: 101-150

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Top 500 Prospects (list/Insider): 1-100 | 101-200 | 201-300 | 301-400 | 401-500

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101. Simeon Woods Richardson, rhp, Kempner HS
R-R, 6-3/200, Houston, Texas
College Commitment: Texas

Woods-Richardson has had a very consistent spring, working in the low-90s and touching the mid-90s to go with a big downer curveball and improved command. Scouts know that he is a 17-year old senior and an above average athlete with some projection remaining, two factors that should positively impact his draft potential.

For more on Woods-Richardson view his detailed MLB Draft Pack report with video here.


102. Jonathan Gates, lhp, Nature Coast Technical HS
L-L, 6-2/190, Brooksville, Fla.
College Commitment: Miami

Gates represents a talented lefthander who has some of the best command and pitchability in the class. The Miami signee works all three of his pitches to any quadrant of the plate in any count, and does a pretty good job at working backwards and utilizing the depths of his repertoire. In particular, Gates has one of the better changeups in the class and overall has a lot of polish for a prep arm.

For more on Gates view his High School Notebook report with video here.


103. Noah Song, rhp, Navy (JR)
R-R, 6-4/200, Claremont, Calif. 
Previously Drafted: Never Drafted

Song is one of the more fascinating case studies in this draft cycle, as the Navy righthander is in a most unique position. As a student at one of the armed forces academies, Song has a certain level of commitment to the Navy that he is required to keep, and that commitment could potentially inhibit him from signing a professional contract. Now, there are several circumstances and scenarios where this may be circumvented/pushed back, and we won't pretend to be able to explain all of them, but the fact of the matter is that Song's potential signability concerns have kept some teams from even considering the righthander. Regardless, Song is viewed as a solid early- to mid-Day 2 type of talent with a power arm, so in the vacuum of talent alone, he's potentially worthy of a fourth round pick, but we'll see how that all shakes out on draft day. 

For more on Song, check out his full scouting report in the May 4 MLB Draft Pack here


104. Brett Kinneman, of, North Carolina State (JR)
L-L, 6-0/190, York, Penn. 
Previously Drafted: Never Drafted

In a year where the NC State offense has an OPS of nearly .900 as a team, outfielder Brett Kinneman is more than doing his part, slashing .289/.406/.630 with 34 extra-base hits, including a team-leading 17 home runs. He's certainly done his part in the performance aspect, and though he has a high strikeout rate, he likewise has a high walk total. A solidly-built athlete with good tools, Kinneman is viewed as more of a left fielder as far as his future position in professional baseball, and though he has some holes in his swing, his lefthanded raw power and overall athleticism are enticing to scouts, and he's valued in the fourth round on the PG draft board as a result. 

For more on Kinneman check out his College Player Database scouting report with video here.


105. Isaiah Campbell, rhp, Arkansas (R-SO)
R-R, 6-4/235, Olathe, Kansas
Previously Drafted: Never Drafted

Campbell was lauded as a potential monster heading into the 2017 season before an injury kept him off the field for the entirety of that campaign, so his assault on the college baseball world had to wait a year. He's been a bit inconsistent this year with elevated walk totals and too many hits, but he's still striking out over a batter per inning and showing loud stuff. With a pro build and physicality, Campbell is capable of reaching the mid-90s with his fastball and backing it up three distinct off-speed pitches, all of which show the potential to be at least average. There is significant upside here, and it's important to remember that he's still just in his first season back from injury. 

For more on Campbell check out his College Player Database scouting report with video here.


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