Draft | Prospect Scouting Reports | 5/31/2019

2019 MLB Draft Reports: 451-500

Vincent Cervino         Jheremy Brown         Greg Gerard        
Photo: Sam Hliboki (Perfect Game)

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451. Jack Frank, of, Strongsville HS
L-R, 6-1/190, Strongsville, Ohio.
College Commitment: Michigan State

Michigan State has a very talented 2019 recruiting class overall, with several names on the draft list, including Frank’s. A lefthanded hitting outfielder, Frank brings with him a bevy of tools, including above average speed and raw power. He may be able to play center field at MSU given the athleticism, and if the hit tool ends up matching the power tool in time he’ll be a top five-round pick out of college.

452. Zach Greene, rhp, South Alabama (SR)
R-R, 6-1/185, Jacksonville, Fla.
Previously Drafted: Marlins ’18 (15)

Greene has put up big numbers this season for the Jags and looks to be a guy who could go much sooner than where he’s ranked. In his two years at South Alabama he has put up video game numbers with this season’s stats including a 1.45 ERA and an absurd 70 strikeouts to only eight walks in 49 2/3 innings pitched. The fastball has high spin rates and he hides the ball really well coming from a tough, over-the-top arm slot. This allows his velocity to play up and induce a lot of swings-and-misses. The breaking ball is also presently not overly impressive in terms of raw stuff but his ability to locate and sequence it is notable. Greene is a plus pitchability guy with deception and good metrics to back it up and could be a quick-moving college reliever.

453. Trace Bright, rhp, Trinity Presbyterian
R-R, 6-4/195, Montgomery, Ala.
College Commitment: Auburn

One of the top prep arms in the state of Alabama is righthander Trace Bright who has seen his fastball reach 94 mph this spring. A very athletic righthander from Montgomery, Bright has a clean arm action and feel for a breaking ball. He is an athletic righthander with lots of upside making him and intriguing talent to scouts. Bright is an interesting prospect and if he winds up at Auburn he very well could see a big-time rise in his draft stock by the time the 2022 MLB Draft rolls around.

454. Luke Berryhill, c, South Carolina (JR)
R-R, 6-1/227, Canton, Ga.
Previously Drafted: Never Drafted

Berryhill was a coveted junior college transfer from Walters State and he’s been an immediate middle-of-the-lineup presence in his first season in Columbia. Berryhill looks improved behind the plate and has put up good numbers this season for South Carolina with a .272 average and 12 big flies. The arm is his best tool as it borders on a 70-grade weapon behind the plate and the strides he’s made athletically behind the plate are notable and give him a better chance to stick. The power is real and he can put a charge into a baseball, but there are questions about the consistency of the hit tool and the feel to recognize spin. Berryhill had prospect shine coming out of high school as a PG All-American and his resurgence in the SEC this year could pay off with a draft selection.

455. Sam Hliboki, rhp, Harvard-Westlake HS
R-R, 6-3/185, Valley Village, Calif.
College Commitment: Vanderbilt

Another of a seemingly endless number of Vanderbilt commits on the list, Hliboki is a long, lean, highly projectable righthander with excellent upside. The stuff is solid now but could be dynamic after three years of development with pitching coach Scott Brown, as Hliboki currently works in the 85-90 mph range with the fastball, flashing an average curveball and fringy changeup as well.

For more on Hliboki view his NHSI report here.

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