Draft | Prospect Scouting Reports | 5/29/2019

2019 MLB Draft Reports: 351-400

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351. MD Johnson, rhp, Dallas Baptist (SR)
R-R, 6-6/185, Red Oak, Texas.
Previously Drafted: Never Drafted

Originally a class of 2016 commit, Johnson enrolled early at DBU, pitched 53 innings as a freshman during the ’16 season, and as such is now a young senior given that he won’t turn 22 until after the draft. He’s been a stalwart for DBU over his years, consistently giving the Patriots quality innings, and he really stepped up his game as a senior with a 2.48 ERA across 87 innings and 99 strikeouts. Considered a probable reliever for some time now given the effort of his mechanics, Johnson has done a very good job throwing three pitches for strikes this season, and could be sent out as a starter. He works typically in the low-90s with the fastball and pairs it with an above average slider and fringe-average changeup.

352. Bryan Hoeing, rhp, Louisville
R-R, 6-6/228, Batesville, Ind.
Previously Drafted: Giants ’18 (36)

Hoeing has been a known commodity since his days as a prep arm, offering plenty of physical projection as well as an arsenal that didn’t require too much dreaming to find it intriguing. At 6-foot-6 the athletic Hoeing is able to generate big plane on his fastball with sinking life, working comfortably in the 90-94 mph range with his heater while touching higher. Eligible last spring when he was ultimately drafted late, Hoeing has provided the Cardinals with a veteran presence out of the bullpen where he is averaging more than a strikeout-per-inning. The changeup is the go-to secondary and shows the potential for an above average offering while also mixing in a 10-to-4 shaped slider for strikes.

For more on Hoeing view his College Player Database report here.

353. Zach Huffins, of, Arizona Western JC (SO)
R-R, 6-1/185, West Lafayette, Ind.
Previously Drafted: Never Drafted | College Commitment: Arizona State

One of the faster athletes in the country, Huffins’ baseball skills had always been well behind that of his athletic skills in general, but those two started to blend together in exciting ways this spring. He slashed .366/.456/.593 with 27 extra-base hits and 31 steals for the Matadors, one of the better JUCOs in the country. The speed and twitch are elite, and Huffins has made noticeable improvements across the rest of the board, as he’s become a much better defender in the outfield, is driving the ball with much more authority and consistency at the plate, and has gotten more physical as well. The developmental trajectory is still pointed way up for him.

354. Carter Aldrete, if/of, Arizona State (JR)
R-R, 6-2/205, Monterey, Calif.
Previously Drafted: Red Sox ’16 (37)

He’s not as well known as his more-famous ASU teammates, but Aldrete has quietly been having a pretty solid season for the Sun Devils, showing improved power and not at all looking lost in the middle of the lineup. Aldrete doesn’t really have a position, as he likely fits best in left field at the next level, but he has good hand-eye in the box and a feel to hit which isn’t as easy to find as it may sound.

For more on Aldrete view his College Player Database report here.

355. Jensen Elliott, rhp, Oklahoma State (R-JR)
R-R, 6-6/217, Coppell, Texas.
Previously Drafted: Never Drafted

Elliott’s career in Stillwater started off very well as a freshman in 2016, though Tommy John surgery followed just four appearances into 2017, which cost him the rest of that season as well as the majority of the ’18 campaign. Fully healthy in 2019, Elliott has been very solid for Oklahoma State, though the lack of strikeouts is of concern to scouts.

For more on Elliott view his College Player Database report here.

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