2/26/17

Mack - Mock Draft v1.0

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    Here is my first, of many, mock drafts that I will post up before the draft in June. As in past mock draft's I average the 10 most recent mocks I have found online. his gives a better idea what a typical draft board could look like.

    Case in point... three of the mock drafts I used here (Warcode, The Chief, TYU) had the Mets pick at #2 as outfielder Connor Uselton, of Southmoore HS (OK); however, at least one of the mocks (benji64) didn't even have him in their top 105 picks. Thus, Uselton didn't make it as a first round pick.

    Here's round one - 
   
1.     RHP    Hunter Greene                   Notre Dame H.S.  
  2.     OF       Jaren Campbell                  Vanderbilt
      3.     SS        Royce Lewis                        J Serra HS 
     4.     RHP    Alex Faedo                          Florida
     5.     RHP    Kyle Wright                      Vanderbilt              
     6.     OF       Jordan Adell                        Ballard HS                              
   7.     RHP    JB Bukauskas                      North Carolina      
   8.     LHP     DL Hall                                  Houston                  
   9.     RHP    Tanner Houck                     Missouri                  
  10. LHP    Brandan McKay                 Louisville                
  11. C         JJ Schwartz                          Florida                                 
  12. RHP   Tristan Beck                        Stanford                              
  13. RHP   Alex Lange                           LSU                                        
  14. SS       Brady McConnell               Merritt Island HS (FL)      
  15. 1B      Pavin Smith                         Virginia                                
  16. SS       Mark Vientos                      American Heritage School (FL)    
  17. RHP   Hans Crouse                        Dana Hills HS (CA)                        
  18. RHP   Hagen Danner                    Huntington Beach HS (CA)         
  19. RHP   Colton Hock                         Stanford                                          
  20. LHP    Jacob Heatherly                 Cullman HS (ALA)                         
  21. LHP    Trevor Rogers                     Carlsbad HS (NM)                         
  22. OF      Quentin Holmes                McClancy Memorial HS (NY)    
  23. 3B      Jake Burger                         Missouri State                              
  24. LHP    Seth Romero                       Houston                                          
  25. OF      Michael Gigliotti               Lipscomb                                         
  26. RHP   Blayne Enlow                      St. Amant HS (LA)                         
  27. RHP   Alex Scheff                          Prestonwood Academy (TX)     
  28. SS       Ricardo DeLaTorre            Puerto Rico Baseball Academy  
  29. SS       Nick Allen                            Francis Parker School (CA)        
  30. LHP    Nick Pratto                          Huntington Beach HS (CA)          

   Since three of the mockers are picking the Mets to pick Connor Uselton in the first round, let's take a little more of a look at this kid - 

     Connor Uselton  is an 18 year old, 6'3 185 lbs, outfielder from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is going into his senior year at Southmoore High School. Uselton is one of the top high school prospects for the upcoming 2017 MLB Draft. You can find my scouting report for this potential 5-tool outfielder below:
  
    Hitting: Uselton has the potential to be a huge threat at the plate. He is a right-handed hitter with tons of pop. Throughout multiple Perfect Game Showcases, he has shown the ability to hit very well off of some of the best talent in the country. He shows great hand quickness through the zone and superb extension through the zone into his follow through. This dangerous combination could lead to 55-65 power (on a 20-80 scale). My one concern in his swing is the fact that he casts his arms back and loads his hands a little too long, which could lead to quite a few strikeouts. With that said, it should also lead to more power, which means there is some positives and negatives about this habit. His body has plenty of room to fill out with muscle as well, so his offensive potential is immense. Scouting Grades: Hit: 50/60 Power: 55/65

     Fielding: Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, it does. This right-handed throwing outfielder has all the tools to bring home a few Gold Glove Awards during his career. He shows a great first-step quickness and seems to take average-to-above average routes to the ball. He could use a little fine tuning when it comes to improving his fielding position. During the Perfect Game National Showcase, he hit 95 MPH on the radar gun from the outfield, which ranks in the 94th percentile of all Perfect Game participants at the showcase. He has the ability to play centerfield now, but I expect him to move to right field once he puts on more muscle, which will make him an ever scarier force at the plate. Don't fear though, he should be a great defensive asset where ever he plays. Scouting Grades: Field: 45/55 Arm: 60/65

    Running: Uselton ran a 6.67 60-yard at the Perfect Game National Showcase. The average time was a 6.86, which obviously shows he is an above-average runner compared to some of the best high school prospects in the country. I think this outfielder has a chance to have many 20-30 stolen base seasons in his career. His form could use a little work as he seems to run too loose sometimes, but he can only get better from here. Scouting Grades: 55/65
   
     Overall: This kid can do it all. He is a legit threat at a 5-tool caliber outfielder. Of course there is room for improvement, but there is a lot to like about this outfielder. It wouldn't surprise me if this outfielder had a similar career to George Springer of the Houston Astros based on his body type, athletic build, fielding ability, speed, and power potential. With that said, I expect him to put up plenty of 20-20 seasons with the potential of a few 30-30 seasons. There is no doubt in my mind he should be a high-to-mid first round pick in the 2017 MLB draft. Scouting Grade: 55/65

1 comments:

Thomas Brennan said...

Draft the lad! Sounds great.

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