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State Snapshots: Great Plains

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Photo: Jordan Wicks (Kansas State Athletics)
South Atlantic – FL, GA, NC, SC
Southeast 
– AL, KY, MS, TN
South Central 
– AR, LA, OK, TX
Mountain 
– AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY
Great Lakes 
– IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI
New England – CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
Pacific 
– AK, CA, HI, OR, WA
Great Plains
 – IA, KS, MO, NE, ND, SD
Mid-Atlantic 
– DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV
Canada and Puerto Rico



Kansas

Best College Team: Kansas State
Best Junior College Team: Cowley College
Best High School Team: Blue Valley High School

Prospect on the Rise: Ben Kudrna, RHP, Blue Valley Southwest
Wild Card: Alex Cook, RHP, Colby CC

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Kansas Connection:
 Christian Franklin, OF, Arkansas
Top 2022 Prospect: Caden Marcum, RHP, Paola High School
Top 2023 Prospect: Maui Ahuna
, SS, Kansas

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History: 
Joe Carter, OF, Wichita State  (1981, Cubs/1st round, 2nd pick); Darren Dreifort, RHP, Wichita State (1993, Dodgers/1st round, 2nd pick)

2014 Draft:  Casey Gillaspie, 1B, Wichita State (Rays/1st Round, 20th pick)
2015 Draft:  Nate Griep, RHP, Kansas State (Brewers/8th Round)
2016 Draft:  Riley Pint, RHP, St. Thomas Aquinas HS (Rockies/1st Round, 4th pick)
2017 Draft:  Jordan Floyd, LHP, Kansas State (Royals/10th Round)
2018 Draft: Alec Bohm, 3B, Wichita State (Phillies/1st Round, 3rd Pick)
2019 Draft: Ryan Zeferjahn, RHP, Kansas (Red Sox/3rd Round)
2020 Draft: No Selection
 
2020 Draft Overview:
College Players Drafted/Signed: 0/0
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 0/0
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 0/0
 
Prospects in the Top 400:
Jordan Wicks, LHP, Kansas State
Ben Kudrna, RHP, Blue Valley Southwest HS
Carson Seymour, RHP, Kansas State
 
Missouri
 
Best College Team: Missouri State
Best Junior College Team: Crowder
Best High School Team: Liberty High School

Prospect on the Rise:  Dylan Dodd, LHP, SE Missouri State
Wild Card: Chris Wall, LHP, Columbia College

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Missouri Connection:
Jimmy Obertop, C/1B, Michigan
Top 2022 Prospect: Zack Stewart, 3B, Lebanon Senior High School
Top 2023 Prospect: Adam Hachman, LHP, Timberland High School

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History: 
Roy Branch, RHP, Beaumont HS, St. Louis (1971, Royals/1st round, 5th pick)

2014 Draft:  Monte Harrison, OF, Lee’s Summit West HS (Brewers/2nd Round)
2015 Draft:  Jon Harris, RHP, Missouri State (Blue Jays/1st Round, Pick 29)
2016 Draft:  Joey Lucchesi, LHP, Southeast Missouri State (Padres/4th Round)
2017 Draft:  Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State (White Sox/1st Round, Pick 11)
2018 Draft:  Jeremy Eierman, SS, Missouri State (A’s/CBR, pick 70)
2019 Draft:  Kameron Misner, OF, Missouri (Marlins/CBR, pick 35)
2020 Draft:  Ian Bedell, RHP, Missouri (Cardinals/4th round)
 
2020 Draft Overview:
College Players Drafted/Signed: 1/1
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 0/0
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 0/0
 
Prospects in the Top 400:
Carter Jensen, C, Park Hill HS
Josh Day, SS, Missouri
Dylan Dodd, LHP, SE Missouri State
Mason Green, LHP, Central Missouri
Chris Wall, LHP, Columbia College
 
 
Iowa
 
Best College Team: Iowa     
Best Junior College Team:  Iowa Western
Best High School Team: Johnston High School

Prospect on the Rise: Trenton Wallace, LHP, Iowa
Wild Card: Peyton Zabel, RHP, Iowa Western

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Iowa Connection:
 Austin Krob, LHP, TCU
Top 2022 Prospect:  Peyton Williams, 1B, Iowa
Top 2023 Prospect:  Rowan Donels, RHP, John F. Kennedy High School

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History: 
Mike King, LHP, Morningside College (1980, Athletics/1st Round, 4th pick)

2014 Draft:  Mitch Keller, RHP, Xavier HS (Pirates/2nd Round)
2015 Draft:  Blake Hickman, RHP, Iowa (White Sox/7th Round)
2016 Draft:  Spencer Van Scoyoc, LHP, Jefferson HS (Blue Jays/19th Round)
2017 Draft:  Daniel Tillo, LHP, Iowa Western CC (Royals/3rd Round)
2018 Draft:  Keaton Winn, RHP, Iowa Western CC (Giants/5th Round)
2019 Draft:  Cole McDonald, RHP, Iowa (Astros/15th Round)
2020 Draft:  Carter Baumler, RHP, Downing Catholic HS (Orioles/5th Round)
 
2020 Draft Overview:
College Players Drafted/Signed: 0/0
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 0/0
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 1/1
 
Prospects in the Top 400:
Ian Moller, C, Wahlert High School
Trenton Wallace, LHP, Iowa
Peyton Zabel, RHP, Iowa Western
 
Nebraska
 
Best College Team: Nebraska
Best Junior College Team:  Western Nebraska
Best High School Team: Millard South

Prospect on the Rise: Spencer Schwellenbach, SS/RHP, Nebraska
Wild Card: Drew Christo, RHP, Elkhorn High School

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Nebraska Connection:
 Austin Schultz, 2B, Kentucky
Top 2022 Prospect: Leighton Banjoff, CIF, Nebraska
Top 2023 Prospect: Cole Eaton, OF, Elkhorn South High School

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History: 
Darin Erstad, OF, University of Nebraska (1995, Angels/1st Round, 1st Pick)

2014 Draft:  Jakson Reetz, C, Norris HS, Firth (Nationals/3rd Round
2015 Draft:  Tanner Lubach, C, Nebraska (Angels/9th Round)
2016 Draft:  Ryan Boldt, OF, Nebraska (Rays/2nd Round)
2017 Draft:  Scott Schreiber, 1B, Nebraska (Rays/26th Round)
2018 Draft:  Scott Schreiber, OF, Nebraska (Astros/9th Round
2019 Draft:  Will Robertson, OF, Creighton (Blue Jays/4th Round)
2020 Draft:  No Selection
 
2020 Draft Overview:
College Players Drafted/Signed: 0/0
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 0/0
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 0/0
 
Prospects in the Top 400:
Spencer Schwellenbach, SS/RHP, Nebraska
Drew Christo, RHP, Elkhorn HS
Cade Povich, LHP, Nebraska
Shay Schanaman, RHP, Nebraska
 
 
North Dakota
 
Best College Team: North Dakota State
Best High School Team: Thompson

Prospect on the Rise: Bennett Hostetler, SS, North Dakota State
Wild Card: 

Best Out-of-State Prospect, North Dakota Connection:
  Dalton Feeney, RHP, NC State

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History: 
Jay Flaa, RHP, North Dakota State (Orioles/6th round)

2014 Draft:  No Selection
2015 Draft:  Jay Flaa, RHP, North Dakota State (Orioles/6th Round)
2016 Draft:  Zack Muckenhirn, LHP, North Dakota (Orioles/11th Round)
2017 Draft:  No Selection
2018 Draft:  No Selection
2019 Draft:  No Selection
2020 Draft:  No Selection
 
2020 Draft Overview:
College Players Drafted/Signed: 0/0
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 0/0
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 0/0
 
Prospects in the Top 400:
• N/A
 
South Dakota
 
Best College Team:  South Dakota State
Best High School Team: Harrisburg

Prospect on the Rise:  Chase Mason, OF/RHP, Vilborg High School
Wild Card: Bransen Kuehl, RHP, Stevens High School

Best Out-of-State Prospect, South Dakota Connection:
 Cooper Bowman, 2B, Lousiville
Top 2022 Prospect:  Adam Mazur, RHP, South Dakota State
Top 2023 Prospect:  Matthew Ossenfort, 1B, Sioux Falls Christian High School

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History: 
Wade Adamson, RHP, South Dakota State (1978, Reds/4th round)

2014 Draft:  No Selection
2015 Draft:  Zach Coppola, OF, South Dakota State (Phillies/13th Round)
2016 Draft:  Michael Letkewicz, RHP, Augustana College (Yankees/6th Round)
2017 Draft:  Dalton Lehnen, LHP, Augustana College (Yankees/6th Round)
2018 Draft:  Peyton Zabel, Riggs HS (Brewers/19th Round)
2019 Draft:  Luke Chevalier, RHP, Northern State U (Rockies/26th Round)
2020 Draft:  No Selection
 
2020 MLB Draft Overview:
College Players Drafted/Signed: 0/0
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: 0/0
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 0/0
 
Prospects in the Top 400:
Bransen Kuehl, RHP, Stevens High School
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