2014 Perfect Game MLB Draft preview content
Top 500 Prospect Reports:
1-50 | 101-150 | 151-200
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351-400 | 401-450 | 451-500
c, St. Thomas More HS
6-0/205, Youngsville, La.
Commitment: Mississippi State
put on a power show for the scouting directors and cross-checkers who
were in to see him at the start of the season and has remained hot
ever since, posting a .529-12-54 line by mid-May with 24 walks and 12
doubles. The major question is what position he will play at the next
level. He has the physical tools to play many positions on the field
but his skills behind the plate still needs development. Fellow
Louisiana native Stryker Trahan, the Diamondbacks first round pick in
2012, would be an excellent comparison.
Vallot's detailed Draft Focus profile here.
rhp, Howe HS
6-3/205, Howe, Texas
Commitment: Dallas Baptist
biggest area of depth in the 2014 class may be in the high school
pitching ranks and Fulenchek will be grouped with a long and varied
list of prep hurlers who qualify as late first to late second round
picks. His strong athletic build, consistent performances this spring
and the presence of a nasty second pitch in his slider, to go with
his 91-94 mph fastball, will tempt many teams early.
Fulenchek's detailed Draft Focus profile here.
Mac Marshall, lhp,
6-2/185, Lilburn, Ga.
Commitment: Louisiana State
Marshall has shown mid-90s velocity with his fastball this spring, he
has generally pitched in the 88-92 range while showing precision with
all three of his offerings. He throws a power curveball in the
upper-70s with tight rotation and the ability to spot it throughout
the zone. The second plus off-speed pitch in Marshall’s arsenal is
his changeup with which he maintains arm speed while generating late
fade to his arm side.
Marshall’s detailed Draft Focus profile here.
rhp, Clemson (JR)
6-1/185, Lyman, S.C.
Drafted: Red Sox ’11 (16)
the strength of increase velocity, Gossett has seen his draft stock
skyrocket in 2014. He’s having another strong spring for Clemson,
and working at 93-96 mph deep into outings has been what has truly
captured scouts’ attention. With a 1.74 ERA as well as 94
strikeouts this spring, Gossett has consistently been one of the most
dominant Friday starters in college baseball. And, scouts believed
that could translate into a quick rise for him as a professional.
2b, Orangewood Christian HS
6-0/180, Winter Park, Fla.
Commitment: North Carolina
draft stock could be all over the map for teams depending on how they
evaluate the injuries he’s had to both his shoulders, including a
separated left shoulder this spring that caused him to miss a handful
of games. When healthy, Wall is a dynamic offensive player with the
complete package of skills and tools. He hit .531 in 18 games as of
mid-May with 16 walks and a perfect 26 for 26 in stolen bases.
Wall's detailed Draft Focus profile here.
rhp, University of Alabama (JR)
6-4/240, Madison, Ala.
has turned a corner this spring, becoming not just a pitcher with a
big arm, but a pitcher with quality command and secondaries as well.
He works between 92-96 mph with his fastball, reaching as high as 98
this spring. His breaking ball has progressed significantly into a
solid-average pitch, after he struggled with it last summer, and he’s
done a much better job of repeating his delivery. His frame, easy arm
action and exploding fastball give scouts something to dream on.
Turnbull’s detailed Draft Focus profile here.
rhp, Cincinnati Christian Academy
6-3/205, West Chester, Ohio
Commitment: North Carolina
needed to catch up this spring after missing most of the summer and
the fall with an oblique injury and has done just that, allowing only
one run in 39 innings through mid-May while walking only four hitters
and striking out 94. He’s also thrown three no-hitters. One scout
called his rapidly developing power curveball “not fair for the
level of hitters he’s facing.”
Varga’s detailed Draft Focus profile here.
rhp, University of Missouri (JR)
6-1/190, St. Charles, Mo.
Drafted: Cardinals ’11 (26)
has struggled since entering the world of SEC baseball, which makes
Graves 3-5, 3.71 record in 85 innings as of mid-May somewhat
deceiving. After all, Missouri’s ace from 2013, southpaw Rob
Zastryzny, went 2-9, 3.39 in 92 innings before being selected by the
Chicago Cubs in the second round. The same type of scenario could lie
in the hard throwing and polished Graves’ future.
Graves's detailed Draft Focus profile here.
lhp/of, Sahuaro HS
6-2/190, Tucson, Ariz.
Commitment: Arizona State
top two-way prospect in this year's draft, Verdugo has a much greater
split amongst scouts as to whether he profiles best as a position
player or pitcher long-term than any other in this class. On the
mound he has a well controlled upper-80s to low-90s fastball that is
paired with a plus curveball, which would typically leave little
question as to his future position. But his power from the left side
at the plate and the arm strength in right field are enticing enough
to persuade some scouts that his future is as an outfield prospect.
Verdugo's detailed Draft Focus profile here.
Ti’Quan Forbes, ss,
6-4/170, Columbia, Miss.
there was a player to challenge the athleticism of Monte Harrison, it
would be Ti’Quan Forbes. Although one of the youngest players in
the this year’s draft there is no mistaking his ability on the
field. The progression of his hit tool over the summer circuit is
what sets him apart from other toolsy players, and he demonstrated it
on the biggest state of the summer, the Perfect Game All-American
Classic, lining a Tyler Kolek offering to the opposite field for a
Forbes’ detailed Draft Focus profile here.
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