The pitching in the draft this year is unbelievable. This is heck of a year for pitching. Thank goodness they have a second round pick.
Jack Leiter, Kumar Rocker, and and Texas RHP Ty Madden look like absolute studs,
HS SS Jordan Lawler has a chance to be the first position prospect off the board.
Louisville Catcher Henry Davis looks like he's a top 10 now- great arm, all fields approach with power. He just 'looks' like a good catcher.
The draftboards are high on Miami C Arian del Castillo, but he's not going to be a catcher and while he looks like a good hitting prospect, I'm not that excited about a guy without a position.
I'm not excited by UCLS SS Matt McClain, but he still seems to rank as an 10-15 guy.
Marcelo Mayer is a California HS SS that was really undersized and lacking strength last year- he's still ranked as an early first rounder, but unless he's put on some serious muscle I don't see it.
Ole Miss RHP Gunnar Hoglund looks like a mid-first round guy. Real good stuff but his delivery bothers me.
LSU RHP Jaden Hill has great stuff, but I'm leery of his delivery and consistency. I'd bet he's a 15-20 guy.
NJ Highschool LHP Anthony Solometo has delivery and stuff that looks like a cross between Baumgardner and Gore, but not real good size and probably a back of the first round guy. .
Same for NJ Highschool RHP Chase Petty- the 100 mph fastball and breaking ball are undeniable. I'm not a fan of the max effort delivery though.
My favorites for the Phils-
Indiana RHP McCade Brown has a great body and electric fastball and a spin rate power curve that dreams are made of. Absolutely filthy. He may be a guy that burns bright and fast before blowing out, but i'd take it.
BC OF Sal Frelick should be gone before #13, but as an undersized northeast college player there's a chance he slips. The short bat to ball power looks identical to Dustin Pedroia, with the same dirtbag makeup to love as well.
Wake Forest RHP Ryan Cusick is the closest thing to looking like Curt Schilling i've seen since Schilling- same body, same release, and the fastball looks the same too. Not the pinpoint command and splitter of course, but pretty good curve.
Highschool RPH Andrew Painter's stock seems to have slipped, but I don't see a dip in his stuff now. Real big boy but looks like an 'athletic' big that won't get fat. easy power stuff and nice delivery and track record. I like Mick Abel better, but not dissimilar guys.