Tag: Kyle Stowers

MLB Draft Rankings 1-100

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Rank Player Position Height Weight Bats Throws School (ST)
1 Adley Rutschman C 6-2 216 S R Oregon State
2 Bobby Witt Jr. SS 6-0 180 R R Colleyville Heritage (TX)
3 CJ Abrams SS 6-1 178 L R Blessed Trinity Catholic (GA)
4 Shea Langeliers C 6-0 190 R R Baylor
5 Andrew Vaughn 1B 6-0 214 R R California
6 Josh Jung 3B 6-2 215 R R Texas Tech
7 Riley Greene OF 6-1 191 L L Hagerty (FL)
8 Corbin Carroll OF 5-11 161 L L Lakeside (WA)
9 Graeme Stinson LHP 6-5 260 L L Duke
10 Carter Stewart RHP 6-6 200 R R Eastern Florida State JC
11 Bryson Stott SS 6-3 195 L R UNLV
12 Michael Busch 1B 6-0 207 L R North Carolina
13 Brennan Malone RHP 6-3 203 R R IMG Academy (FL)
14 Daniel Espino RHP 6-2 200 R R Georgia Premier Academy (GA)
15 Zack Thompson LHP 6-3 225 L L Kentucky
16 Jerrion Ealy OF 5-10 192 R R Jackson Prep (MS)
17 Spencer Jones 1B/LHP 6-7 205 L L La Costa Canyon (CA)
18 Matthew Allan RHP 6-3 210 R R Seminole (FL)
19 Will Holland SS 5-10 181 R R Auburn
20 Braden Shewmake SS 6-4 190 L R Texas A&M
21 Rece Hinds 3B 6-4 210 R R IMG Academy (FL)
22 Matthew Thompson RHP 6-2 184 R R Cypress Ranch (TX)
23 Mike Toglia 1B/OF 6-5 201 S R UCLA
24 Logan Davidson SS 6-3 185 S R Clemson
25 J.J. Bleday OF 6-3 205 L L Vanderbilt
26 Will Wilson SS 5-11 175 R R NC State
27 Kyle Stowers OF 6-3 200 L L Stanford
28 Jack Leiter RHP 6-1 195 R R Delbarton (NJ)
29 Maurice Hampton OF 6-0 195 R R Memphis University HS (TN)
30 Matt Wallner OF 6-5 220 L R Southern Miss
31 Nick Lodolo LHP 6-6 185 L L TCU
32 Tyler Dyson RHP 6-3 225 R R Florida
33 Greg Jones SS 5-11 170 S R UNC-Wilmington
34 Alek Manoah RHP 6-6 260 R R West Virginia
35 Matthew Lugo SS 6-1 185 R R Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy (PR)
36 Hunter Barco LHP 6-4 212 L L The Bolles School (FL)
37 Dominic Fletcher OF 5-10 185 L L Arkansas
38 Brooks Lee SS 6-1 180 S R San Luis Obispo (CA)
39 Nasim Nunez SS 5-9 155 S R Collins Hill (GA)
40 J.J. Goss RHP 6-3 185 R R Cypress Ranch (TX)
41 Drew Mendoza 3B 6-5 225 L R Florida State
42 Chase Strumpf 2B 6-1 195 R R UCLA
43 Erik Miller LHP 6-5 240 L L Stanford
44 Kameron Misner OF 6-4 219 L L Missouri
45 Brett Baty 3B 6-3 210 L R Lake Travis (TX)
46 Tyler Callihan 3B 5-11 211 L R Providence (FL)
47 Ryne Nelson RHP 6-3 175 R R Oregon
48 Myles Austin SS 6-3 184 R R Westlake (GA)
49 George Kirby RHP 6-3 205 R R Elon
50 Logan Wyatt 1B 6-4 230 L R Louisville
51 Kendall Williams RHP 6-6 190 R R IMG Academy (FL)
52 Gunnar Henderson SS 6-3 194 L R Morgan Academy (AL)
53 Ryan Zeferjahn RHP 6-4 216 R R Kansas
54 Will Robertson OF 6-2 215 L L Creighton
55 Sammy Siani OF 5-11 175 L L Penn Charter (PA)
56 Quinn Priester RHP 6-3 198 R R Cary-Grove (IL)
57 Riley Cornelio RHP 6-2 184 R R Pine Creek (CO)
58 Kenyon Yovan RHP 6-3 215 R R Oregon
59 Jack Kochanowicz RHP 6-6 210 L R Harriton (PA)
60 Nick Quintana 3B 5-11 185 R R Arizona
61 Anthony Volpe SS 5-10 182 R R Delbarton (NJ)
62 Adam Laskey LHP 6-3 190 R L Duke
63 Will Rigney RHP 6-5 191 R R Midway (TX)
64 Matt Canterino RHP 6-3 205 R R Rice
65 Jonathan French C 5-11 213 R R Parkview (GA)
66 Kyren Paris SS 5-11 163 R R Freedom (CA)
67 Quin Cotton OF 5-11 190 R R Grand Canyon
68 Jonny Deluca OF 5-11 180 S R Oregon
69 Wil Dalton OF 6-0 180 R R Florida
70 Zack Hess RHP 6-6 216 R R LSU
71 Mason Feole LHP 6-1 194 L L Connecticut
72 Isaiah Campbell RHP 6-4 225 R R Arkansas
73 Jaden Brown SS 6-1 186 R R St Marcellinus (CAN)
74 Dilan Rosario SS 6-2 170 R R Leadership Christian (PR)
75 Austin Shenton 3B 6-0 200 L R Florida International
76 Austin Langworthy OF 5-11 200 L L Florida
77 Michael Massey 2B 6-1 185 L R Illinois
78 Matt Cronin LHP 6-2 190 L L Arkansas
79 Matt McCormick C 6-0 195 L R St Laurence (IL)
80 Hayden Mullins LHP 6-1 180 L L Hendersonville (TN)
81 Ricky DeVito RHP 6-3 175 S R Seton Hall
82 Bryant Packard OF 6-3 210 L R East Carolina
83 Landon Sims RHP 6-1 205 R R South Forsyth (GA)
84 Michael Limoncelli RHP 6-2 180 S R Horseheads (NY)
85 Hylan Hall OF 6-1 178 R R TNXL Academy (FL)
86 Levi Stoudt RHP 6-1 175 L R Lehigh
87 Jake Agnos LHP 5-11 206 L L East Carolina
88 Joseph Charles RHP 6-2 193 R R The First Academy (FL)
89 Spencer Brickhouse 1B 6-4 220 L R East Carolina
90 Emanuel Dean OF 6-5 209 R R Sevite (CA)
91 Blake Sabol C/OF 6-4 205 L R USC
92 Glenallen Hill Jr. OF 5-9 169 S R Santa Cruz (CA)
93 Tyler Nesbitt RHP 6-2 183 L L LaBelle (FL)
94 Josh Smith SS 5-10 175 L R LSU
95 Cameron Cannon 3B/2B 5-11 175 R R Arizona
96 Brady McConnell SS 6-3 185 R R Florida
97 Trey Faltine UT/RHP 6-1 185 R R Fort Bent Travis (TX)
98 Christian Cairo SS 5-9 176 R R Calvary Christian (FL)
99 Cam Shepherd SS 6-1 180 R R Georgia
100 Jackson Rutledge RHP 6-4 180 R R San Jacinto JC

MLB Draft Rankings 30-21


Player: Matt Wallner Position(s):  OF
School (ST): Southern Miss Grade: Junior
Bats: Left Throws: Right Height: 6’5” Weight: 220 lbs.
Quick Report: Wallner has a mid-90s fastball and solid slider, but his future is as a position player. He was the 2017 Freshman of the Year, plays center field for Southern Miss, but is a right fielder at the next level. He has plenty of arm and a ton of power from the left side. He strikes out far too often and his hands are a little busy, but mild adjustments and he may turn out to be the guy with the most game power in this draft class.



Player: Maurice Hampton Position(s): OF
School (ST): Memphis University HS (TN) Grade: High School
Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6’ Weight: 195 lbs.
Quick Report: A five-star recruit in both baseball and football, an All-American corner, Hampton is committed to LSU and has a ton of upside. He is still raw but has all the tools and ability to stick in center and potentially become a solid defender. He possesses great strength allowing him to really drive the ball. The bat is smooth, but the leg kick leaves some inconsistencies in his hand placement, seeing him get under the ball a bit too often.



Player: Jack Leiter Position(s): RHP
School (ST): Delbarton (NJ) Grade: High School
Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6’1” Weight: 195 lbs.
Quick Report: Both his dad and uncle pitched for double digit seasons in the big leagues, Jack is committed to Vanderbilt and could be a tough sign. He does not have prototypical size for a right-handed starter, but he has all the other attributes. He has a fastball that sits in the upper 80s to low-90s with some run and has shown feel for a slider and change. His best pitch though is his curve that is just a ridiculous 12-6 that might be the best breaking ball in the class.



Player: Kyle Stowers Position(s): OF
School (ST): Stanford Grade: Junior
Bats: Left Throws: Left Height: 6’3” Weight: 200 lbs.
Quick Report: Stanford hitters have long come with a stigma they are more contact bats and don’t really hit much for power, that is not the case for Stowers. He strikes out more than you would like and has real power both raw and game. He hit 10 home runs in 2018 but really broke out on the Cape where he hit six in just 138 ABs. He is athletic enough to play both corner outfield spots although there has been some talk of a future move to first base.



Player: Will Wilson Position(s): SS
School (ST): NC State Grade: Junior
Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 5’11” Weight: 175 lbs.
Quick Report: Currently a shortstop, Wilson will likely be a second baseman at the next level due to his lack of range. He is good bat-to-ball and has as much power as any middle infielder in the class. He was one of four players to hit 10 home runs in ACC play last year, the other three were all drafted in the top three rounds last season. Wilson is aggressive at the plate and can be baited into swinging at pitches out of the zone but more than makes up for it with the power.



Player: J.J. Bleday Position(s): OF
School (ST): Vanderbilt Grade: Junior
Bats: Left Throws: Left Height:  6’3” Weight: 205 lbs.
Quick Report: Bleday might be the best pure hitter in college this season, showing an excellent ability to hit hard line drives to all fields. His power is still in progress as he is more of a gap hitter than home run hitter, but there is pop in the bat. He won’t win many foot races, but he shows good instincts in the outfield to be at least an average defender with enough arm strength to play well in right.



Player: Logan Davidson Position(s): SS
School (ST): Clemson Grade: Junior
Bats: Switch Throws: Right Height:  6’3” Weight: 185 lbs.
Quick Report: A player with real question marks, Davidson could be an early first rounder or slip significantly depending on his approach this Spring. So far, through two seasons at Clemson, he has been a fantastic offensive player. That said, the long swing leads to more strikeouts than you want and back-to-back rough seasons on the Cape have left plenty of questions about how he will transition to wood bats full time. He has all the defensive skills to be a solid shortstop, but he will never be a plus defender at the position.



Player: Michael Toglia Position(s): 1B/OF
School (ST): UCLA Grade: Junior
Bats: Switch Throws: Right Height: 6’5” Weight: 210 lbs.
Quick Report: A switch hitter with raw power, Toglia has a nice stroke that should see his contact numbers improve in time. There is plenty of question as to where he will play defensively, but in a good way. He is a truly elite defender at first base showing good hands and can really pick it to go along with length, but he is also athletic and has enough arm to play either corner outfield spot. He is still somewhat raw as he came from the Northwest and is a young college junior, so there is plenty of upside to Toglia’s game.



Player: Matthew Thompson Position(s): RHP
School (ST): Cypress Ranch (TX) Grade: High School
Bats: Right Throws: Right Height:  6’2” Weight: 184 lbs.
Quick Report: Coming out of a high 3/4 arm slot, Thompson gets a good, heavy downhill plane on his fastball that regularly gets into the mid-90s. He repeats his delivery well, although he does fall of to the first base side a bit much causing him to fly open some. He has shown a breaking ball that has flashed plus and some feel for a change. He has somewhat of a slight frame, but I don’t see a lot of projection in it. That said, the athleticism in his delivery should allow him to stick as a starter long term.



Player: Rece Hinds Position(s): 3B
School (ST): IMG Academy (FL) Grade: High School
Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6-4” Weight: 210 lbs.
Quick Report: The highest power grade in this year’s class just might belong to Rece Hinds, who can absolutely crush the ball. As with most power guys, there is a lot of swing and miss, but when he makes contact it is hard contact. He plays some short currently but is a pure third baseman in the future. His arm is one of the better ones among the prep 3B class.