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2019 MLB Draft: Top Tools

Vincent Cervino        
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2019 MLB Draft Preview Content | Mock Draft v. 2

An annual exercise as part of Perfect Game's MLB Draft content, PG's staff of draft experts combined to assemble a list of the top individual tools available for this year's draft.


2019 Top Tools: Hitter

High School
Rk. Name Pos. School
1 Riley Greene OF Hagerty (FL)
2 Brett Baty 3B Lake Travis (TX)
3 Corbin Carroll OF Lakeside (WA)
4 Anthony Volpe SS Delbarton (NJ)
5 Bobby Witt Jr SS Colleyville Heritage (TX)
College
Rk. Name Pos. School
1 Andrew Vaughn 1B California
2 Adley Rutschman C Oregon State
3 JJ Bleday OF Vanderbilt
4 Michael Busch 1B North Carolina
5 Bryson Stott SS UNLV


2019 Top Tools: Power

High School
Rk. Name Pos. School
1 Rece Hinds 3B IMG Academy (FL)
2 Bobby Witt Jr. SS Colleyville Heritage (TX)
3 Brett Baty 3B Lake Travis (TX)
4 Riley Greene OF Hagerty (FL)
5 Corbin Carroll OF Lakeside (WA)
College
Rk. Name Pos. School
1 Hunter Bishop OF Arizona State
2 Kameron Misner OF Missouri
3 Adley Rutschman C Oregon State
4 Drew Mendoza 3B Florida State
5 Kody Hoese 3B Tulane


2019 Top Tools: Speed

High School
Rk. Name Pos. School
1 James Beard SS Lloyd Star (MS)
2 CJ Abrams SS Blessed Trinity (GA)
3 Jerrion Ealy OF Jackson Prep (MS)
4 Corbin Carroll OF Lakeside (WA)
5 Connor Walsh SS Niceville (FL)
College
Rk. Name Pos. School
1 Greg Jones SS UNC-Wilmington
2 Will Holland SS Auburn
3 Brady McConnell SS Florida
4 Hunter Bishop OF Arizona State
5 Jake Mangum OF Mississippi State


2019 Top Tools: Arm

High School
Rk. Name Pos. School
1 Nasim Nunez SS Collins Hill (GA)
2 Rece Hinds 3B IMG Academy (FL)
3 Tre Fletcher OF Deering (ME)
4 Bobby Witt Jr SS Colleyville Heritage (TX)
5 Jerrion Ealy OF Jackson Prep (MS)
College
Rk. Name Pos. School
1 Matt Wallner OF Southern Miss
2 Cooper Johnson C Mississippi
3 Adley Rutschman C Oregon State
4 JJ Bleday OF Vanderbilt
5 Levi Usher OF Kirkwood CC (IA)


2019 Top Tools: Defender

High School
Rk. Name Pos. School
1 Nasim Nunez SS Collins Hill (GA)
2 Anthony Volpe SS Delbarton (NJ)
3 Bobby Witt Jr SS Colleyville Heritage (TX)
4 Jasiah Dixon OF Orange Lutheran (CA)
5 Yordis Valdes SS McArthur (FL)
College
Rk. Name Pos. School
1 Adley Rutschman C Oregon State
2 Cooper Johnson C Mississippi
3 Kody Hoese 3B Tulane
4 Brady McConnell SS Florida
5 Shea Langeliers C Baylor


2019 Top Tools: Athlete

High School
Rk. Name Pos. School
1 Jerrion Ealy OF Jackson Prep (MS)
2 Maurice Hampton OF Memphis University (TN)
3 CJ Abrams SS Blessed Trinity (GA)
4 Bobby Witt Jr SS Colleyville Heritage (TX)
5 Bryce Osmond RHP Jenks (OK)
College
Rk. Name Pos. School
1 Hunter Bishop OF Arizona State
2 Will Holland SS Auburn
3 Drey Jameson RHP Ball State
4 Greg Jones SS UNC-Wilmington
5 Jordan Brewer OF Michigan


2019 Top Tools: Fastball

High School
Rk. Name Pos. School
1 Daniel Espino RHP Georgia Premier Academy
2 Matthew Allan RHP Seminole (FL)
3 Brennan Malone RHP IMG Academy (FL)
4 JJ Goss RHP Cypress Ranch (TX)
5 Quinn Priester RHP Cary-Grove (IL)
College
Rk. Name Pos. School
1 Andrew Schultz RHP Tennessee
2 Jackson Rutledge RHP San Jacinto
3 Noah Song RHP  Navy
4 Adam Lukas RHP Evansville
5 Jacob Wallace RHP UConn


2019 Top Tools: Curveball

High School
Rk. Name Pos. School
1 Matthew Allan RHP Seminole (FL)
2 Jack Leiter RHP Delbarton (NJ)
3 Joe Charles RHP TNXL Academy (FL)
4 Spencer Jones LHP La Costa Canyon (CA)
5 Kendall Williams RHP IMG Academy (IMG)
College
Rk. Name Pos. School
1 Carter Stewart RHP Eastern Florida State
2 Mason Feole LHP UConn
3 Jake Agnos LHP East Carolina
4 Jackson Rutledge RHP San Jacinto
5 Erik Miller LHP Stanford


2019 Top Tools: Slider

High School
Rk. Name Pos. School
1 Daniel Espino RHP Georgia Premier Academy
2 JJ Goss RHP Cypress Ranch (TX)
3 Bryce Osmond RHP Jenks (OK)
4 Brennan Malone RHP IMG Academy (FL)
5 William Rigney RHP Midway (TX)
College
Rk. Name Pos. School
1 Graeme Stinson LHP Duke
2 Jackson Rutledge RHP San Jacinto
3 Zack Thompson LHP Kentucky
4 Graham Ashcraft RHP UAB
5 Alek Manoah RHP West Virginia


2019 Top Tools: Changeup

High School
Rk. Name Pos. School
1 Hunter Barco LHP The Bolles (FL)
2 Kendall Williams RHP IMG Academy (FL)
3 Jacob Meador RHP Centennial (TX)
4 Evan Fitterer RHP Aliso Niguel (CA)
5 Jimmy Lewis RHP Lake Travis (TX)
College
Rk. Name Pos. School
1 Evan McKendry RHP Miami
2 Ryan Pepiot RHP Butler
3 Ethan Small LHP Mississippi State
4 Austin Bergner RHP North Carolina
5 Ricky DeVito RHP Seton Hall


2019 Top Tools: Command

High School
Rk. Name Pos. School
1 JJ Goss RHP Cypress Ranch (TX)
2 Kale Davis RHP Westmoore (OK)
3 Quinn Priester RHP Cary-Grove (IL)
4 Michael Doolin RHP Andrean (IN)
5 Jack Leiter RHP Delbarton (NJ)
College
Rk. Name Pos. School
1 George Kirby RHP Elon
2 Ryan Garcia RHP UCLA
3 Ethan Small LHP Missisisppi State
4 Tommy Henry LHP Michigan
5 Connor Thomas LHP Georgia Tech



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