1. Clint Frazier, OF, Loganville HS (GA)
Plus/plus bat speed, plus speed (6.42/60), plus arm (98 mph), power to all
fields and a very high character make the 6’-1”, 200-pound right-hander
number-one on my list. He hit .424 with 24 home runs and stole 14 bases over 114
at-bats as a junior. Draws comps to Mike Trout for his style of play. Has hit three home
runs in his first two games of the season.
2. Austin Meadows, OF, Grayson HS (GA)
At 6’-4” and 200 pounds, the left-hander already has a major league body. A
true five-tool talent, his plus speed, plus arm and instincts should allow him
to stick at center field. Great bat speed allows him to hit the ball all over
the field and the power potential is huge. Like best friend Frazier, he has a
great make up and high understanding of the game.
3. Jonathan Denney, C, Yukon HS (OK)
At 6’-2” and 205 pounds, the right-hander has some of the best power in the
draft, and his defense is good enough to keep him behind the plate. Has been one
of the most impressive prep players over the last year and, in a draft loaded
with prep catchers, has very few holes on either side of the plate.
4. Dominic Smith, 1B/OF, Serra HS (CA)
In my opinion, Smith is the best pure hitter in the draft. Over his 77-game
high school career, he is hitting .568 with 14 home runs, 126 RBI, 29 stolen
bases and has fanned just 13 times. He recently went 10-for-13 with four walks
and two stolen bases at the MLK Tournament sponsored by Perfect Game, garnering
MVP honors. The 6’-1”, 190-pound left-hander has an incredible batting eye and
more power should come as he matures. If he can stick at a corner outfield
position, his value goes way up.
5. Trey Ball, LHP/OF, New Castle Chrysler HS (TX)
At 6’-6”, the southpaw hits the low/mid 90s with an easy delivery and there
is still room for more. He adds a low-80s slider and change-up but both are
still inconsistent at times. A great athlete, his future should be on the mound
despite his potential on offense.