Draft | Prospect Scouting Reports | 5/28/2019

2019 MLB Draft Reports: 301-350

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301. Cameron Meeks, rhp, Sam Houston HS
R-R, 6-4/192, Lake Charles, La.
College Commitment: McNeese State

Meeks has garnered more and more attention as the season has wore on because Meeks served as the ace on a talented Sam Houston squad that came up just short of a state title. Meeks is a big righthander at 6-foot-4 with long limbs, broad shoulders and tons of room to project physically as he could add another 10-15 pounds in pro ball. The operation can get segmented at times but he’s often on time throwing a sinking fastball that’s been working mostly in the 88-92 mph range while touching higher. He has feel for three pitches highlighted by his short, power curveball that he can both land and go to for swings-and-misses. Meeks is athletic, projectable, has had a big spring and could be in play higher than this around the late day two range for some teams.

302. Casey Legumina, rhp, Gonzaga (JR)
R-R, 6-2/195, Chandler, Ariz.
Previously Drafted: Indians ’18 (35)

Legumina’s draft stock is a bit in flux at present given the fact that he’s been out with injury since early March, following only four starts. He had a good season last year out of the bullpen, started a couple of games on the Cape last summer and had started hot this year in the Gonzaga rotation. The arm speed has been the draw since his prep days as he’s capable of running the fastball into the mid-90s at times, so he’s still likely to be selected somewhere in the mid-rounds even with the injury concerns.

303. Owen Diodati, c, A.N. Myers HS
L-R, 6-3/210, Niagara Falls, Ontario
College Commitment: Alabama

A big, physical lefthanded hitting catcher, Diodati was seen by scouts last summer as he showed off the powerful swing at East Coast Pro. The Alabama signee has been impressive this spring, playing for the Canadian Junior National Team, showing off above average raw power from a simple stroke. There are position question marks but the power is real and worthy of a late round selection.

For more on Diodati view his High School Notebook report here.

304. Lucas Knowles, lhp, Central Arizona JC (R-SO)
L-L, 6-1/175, Belfair, Wash.
Previously Drafted: Never Drafted | College Commitment: Kentucky

One of the top JUCO prospects in the country, Knowles transferred to Central Arizona –currently playing in the JUCO World Series – from Washington, where he spent the fall establishing his name on the draft radar in the four corners area. He’s slenderly built with some projection, and mixes a quality three-pitch mix for strikes. The fastball is usually in the 88-92 mph range with solid running life, while his slider and changeup have flashed average. Signed with Kentucky for next season, he could potentially slide right into the top of the Wildcats’ rotation next season if he makes it to campus.

305. Ryan Ward, of, Bryant (R-SO)
L-R, 5-11/199, Millbury, Mass.
Previously Drafted: Never Drafted

Imagine hitting just shy of .400 on the year and having that be a drop in average from the season before. Such is the case for Bryant’s Ryan Ward, the epitome of a true hitter who finished his redshirt freshman season hitting .409 and in the process rewrote the Bulldog’s record books. His lefthanded stroke is a direct one with extension out front and an innate ability to find the barrel, a swing that plays both with BBCOR and wood as he showed with his performance in the NECBL last summer. Ward’s approach has proven to be a key element to his success, walking more than he has struck out both years at Bryant as well as in the NECBL.

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