He produces impressive bat speed and power offensively, making for an intriguing all-around package. Overview: Even after Mississippi State’s would-be bash brothers Austin Hendrick and Blaze Jordan were drafted and signed, this class has impact potential for the Bulldogs. 26 prospect. Outfielder Josh Shuler (404) also has impressive tools but is still learning how to get the most out of them. View the Ashland University Baseball FieldLevel page to see what athletes have been recruited to the program. Those classes haven’t yet propelled the Panthers back to regionals, but Logan Allen, the top prospect in their 2017 class, in June was drafted in the second round and the program has made strides forward. He also has opted not to play football in college after initially committing to play both sports (he was rated as a three-star running back, according to 247 Sports). He has quick hands at the plate and sprays line drives to all fields, but he has a smaller frame and questions about his ultimate offensive impact helped push him to college. Lefthander Riley Cooper stands out for his advanced pitchability and secondary offerings. Pitchers: Righthander Marquis Grissom Jr. (151), whose father was an all-star outfielder, leads the class on the mound. BA Newsletter: Get Analysis, Rankings Delivered To Your Inbox! Righthander Braxton Pearson (358) came on strong last spring, adding more power to his fastball-slider combination. Devan Ornelas has the skillset of an up-the-middle player and likely can stay in the infield, but his speed would also play well in center field. Righthander Gabe Starks is yet another promising arm with a fastball that reaches the mid 90s, though he’s not as polished as some of his classmates. His fastball sits in the upper 80s but produces lots of swings and misses thanks to its riding life, and he pairs it well with a 12-to-6 curveball. Righthander Brandon Beckel may be the sleeper of the group. Catcher Tomas Frick, whose brother Patrick is in the Mariners’ system, has a strong baseball IQ and got plenty of experience in high school working with high-level arms. 408) generated some significant pre-draft buzz when his fastball touched 97 mph in a tournament the week of the draft. He also has two-way ability thanks to a low-90s fastball. He’s likely Tennessee’s shortstop of the future, but also has two-way ability thanks to his arm strength. NJCAA Baseball; Football; Baseball; Basketball; Watch Again. He’s highly versatile, and can play anywhere in the outfield, step into the infield in a pinch and get on the mound, where his fastball can reach 91 mph. He’ll need to refine his control to reach his ceiling but offers big upside if he can put it all together. BA Newsletter: Get Analysis, Rankings Delivered To Your Inbox! He throws in the low 90s and mixes in a slider. Pitchers: McLean is an outstanding athlete and can do a little bit of everything. He’s a good defender and has a strong track record against good competition, giving him a chance to quickly get into the Cardinal lineup. The competition this year for spots throughout the Top 25 was fierce, owing to the five-round draft. Offensively, he stands out for his hittability. He doesn’t have any standout tool, but his overall package makes for an impressive player. Florida State didn’t lose a signee to the draft, landed the highest ranked player to make it to college (Montgomery) and added another premium arm following the event. Tre’ Morgan has been one of the best hitters in New Orleans over the last couple of years and fits well either at first base or a corner outfield position. He has a simple approach at the plate and fits best on the left side of the infield as a position player. The righthanded hitter creates good bat speed and has the potential to hit for plenty of power, to go with the arm strength and hands to fit at the hot corner. Jacob Gonzalez (299) also impressed at the plate during high school, utilizing an advanced approach to work the middle of the diamond. TeamFacts Basic; TeamFacts Premium; Login Menu Toggle. Wagner, listed at 6 feet, 175 pounds, doesn’t offer Woods’ upside, but pounds the strike zone and is very competitive on the mound. He’s a good defender behind the plate but also has the athleticism to play elsewhere on the diamond and that versatility will likely benefit him at least at the start of his career at Ole Miss. He throws a lot of strikes and can compete for a spot in the Bulldogs’ rotation. Mac Horvath (246) stands out for his athleticism and ability to play up the middle. He still needs some refinement but has the raw tools to work with. Pitchers: Righthanders Jackson Fristoe (193) and Mikey Tepper (292) highlight the pitchers in the class. Marcus Brown has the versatility to play anywhere on the infield and is a solid defender. Woods may have the best upside of the group, though he still needs to grow into his 6-foot-2, 190-pound frame to get to it. It is focused on position players, as Arizona State’s pitching staff returns mostly intact in 2021. The lefthanded hitter has a physical frame and may develop more power in time. Overview: The Gamecocks have put together another strong class that has especially good depth among its position players and navigated the draft well, losing only lefthander Luke Little in the process. As a hitter, he profiles well at third base and offers impressive raw power. Catcher Mac Guscette (457) has a long track record of success and also figures to make an immediate impact in Gainesville. Catcher Logan Paustian has strong catch-and-throw skills and his advanced defensive ability gives him a chance to play right away. Pitchers: Witt has real two-way potential and will get a chance to do both in Austin, but his upside may be the highest on the mound. He also plays shortstop and has two-way potential at Arizona, but his long-term future is likely on the mound. Righthander Josh Mallitz throws his fastball around 90 mph and pairs it with good feel for his breaking ball. Outfielder Carson Wells (341) is a much different player than his older brother, former Arizona catcher Austin Wells. They also dipped more heavily into the junior college ranks than usually, especially on the mound. Outfielder Kyle Booker has big tools and athleticism. D2 Baseball 2016 D2 Baseball World Series: Round 1 Preview. Daniel, listed at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, is big and athletic and has plenty of offensive upside as a switch-hitter with power potential. Infielder Jack O’Dowd (370) is the son of former Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd and has the mentality expected from a player who grew up around the game. He has good hittability and uses the whole field to hit. He throws from a three-quarters arm slot that gives good running action to his fastball, which sits in the low 90s and has reached 97 mph. Lefthander Matthew Luna has a big, physical frame and throws from a low three-quarters arm slot that makes for a tough matchup. Lefthander Lucas Gordon (411) stands out for his polish, pitchability and impressive prep track record. Pitchers: For the second time in four years, Florida State has the highest ranked player to make it to school, following Drew Mendoza in 2016. He fills up the strike zone and, like Fernandez, has a long track record of success in high school. His fastball can get up to 96 mph, but he typically sits in the low 90s with advanced pitchability that gives him a chance to start. He produces good bat speed and has a chance for plus power, which he’ll need to fit the prototypical corner outfield profile. Outfielder Trippe Moore is a good athlete with above-average speed who can play all three outfield positions and should hit for power. Righthander Blade Tidwell (No. Create your free FieldLevel profile and start targeting AU today. North Greenville (45-11) 614: 8. 2 Poll (Dec. 17, 2019) Rank: Team (Final 2019 Record) Points: 1. Division 2 college baseball is very competitive and can be quite time-consuming! They had a young lineup in 2020, often starting five or six freshmen, so their needs mostly lie on the mound. He’s a plus runner and a solid defender, who also has a good understanding of how to get the most out of his tools offensively. Pitchers: Carlson is the younger brother of Mariners’ prospect Sam Carlson and while he doesn’t match his brother’s velocity, he’s more advanced at the same age. His upside is significant, but there are still some rough edges to his game. Righthander Ryan Kysar and lefthander Javyn Pimentel have the stuff to contribute quickly out of the bullpen. Righthander Orlando Hernandez is the son of the former big leaguer of the same name and he has his father’s leg kick, though he doesn’t use it all the time. Righthander Ryan Costeiu, a junior college transfer, has good stuff that can play right away for the Razorbacks, with a low-90s fastball and a good changeup. Central Missouri (46-16) 620: 5. Righthander Matt Fernandez stands out for his pitchability and built a long track record of success in high school. Latest NJCAA (D1, D2, D3) Team Rankings Released. It’s heavy on prep position players and junior college pitchers and helps strengthen up some key areas of the Cowboys’ roster. Third baseman Ivan Melendez, a junior college transfer, opened eyes when he hit 17 home runs in 2019 and he added four more in 22 games this spring. It’s a well-balanced class with a little bit of everything to help the Trojans take a step forward. Carter Frederick profiles well in an outfield corner thanks to his arm strength and powerful righthanded bat. His fastball gets up to 94 mph and plays well with his slider. Lefthander Braden Carmichael led Grayson (Texas) JC’s rotation the last two seasons. He’s a bit raw owing to his football background but has plus athleticism, speed and raw power and offers significant upside. Infielders John Anderson and Dylan Strickland have a strong track record of hitting in Georgia’s highest high school classification and should be able to bolster the Yellow Jackets’ lineup. Jordan Carrion (394) has standout defensive tools that are rare for college shortstops. He’ll likely step into a key role in the Ole Miss bullpen. Righthander Jamar Fairweather has a strong frame and has been up to 95 mph but didn’t show quite that much velocity last summer. He’s a solid defender at shortstop but could also be moved around the diamond to fill in anywhere the Trojans need. Its focus is on the mound, with some big arms arriving in Starkville. Righthander Paco Hernandez offers good upside, thanks to a projectable 6-foot-5, 210-pound frame and a fastball that already gets into the low 90s. Righthander Cade Smith (456) is a bit undersized but pounds the zone with a fastball that can get up to the mid 90s, a breaking ball and a changeup. They brought in seven BA500 prospects overall. He’s athletic with a bulldog mentality that could play right away in the Texas Tech bullpen. He’ll need to refine his control and changeup like many prep pitchers, but he’s ready to step into a big role for the Seminoles. Policies; Support; Football; High School Basketball; High School Baseball; NJCAA Baseball; Listen Again. Seed stands out for his pitchability and put up big numbers at the front of the Volunteers’ rotation. Discover which D2 baseball schools offer a great education along with an opportunity to play competitive college ball! Catcher Garrett Guillemette has good catch-and-throw skills and packs some punch in his righthanded bat. The Rebels group of position players especially gives the class a lot of upside. MASCAC Football Players of the Week 11/2 Although the MASCAC isn't having fall contests this semester, the conference still wants to recognize the great success of our fall student-athletes. North … He has a loose, easy swing and is growing into more power as his bat speed improves. Infielder Davis Meche might not stand out for his tools but has an advanced understanding of the game and finds a way to make things happen. Top recruit: Carson Montgomery, RHP (No. Catcher Jack Payton, whose older brother Mark is in Triple-A, is a solid defender and a good leader behind the plate. Hitters: Smith is toolsy and athletic and packs more punch than his 5-foot-10 frame suggests. 2020 Top 350 College Prospect Rankings “It takes work ethic, knowledge of evaluating players, and along with JD and the rest of the staff, it’s a testament of their hard work.”. Infielder Caleb Ketchup gives the class a solid, versatile defender. The lefthanded hitter has good feel at the plate and fits best in an outfield corner. Righthander Parker Stinnett has an advanced three-pitch mix and his fastball reaches 95 mph. Outfielder Jared Dickey is a little more raw but has big lefthanded power that could eventually play in the middle of the order. Righthander Miguel Obeso, a junior college transfer, has a solid three-pitch mix and a big frame at 6-foot-3, 280 pounds. Overview: After bringing in a large 2019 class that ranked No. Find out where your favorite team is ranked in the AP Top 25, Coaches Poll, CBS Sports Ranking, or Playoff Rankings polls and rankings. With more time on the mound, he could take off. Top NCAA D2 Schools. He’s played all over the diamond and profiles well in a corner position. His loose, whippy swing and strength produce plenty of raw power and he does a good job of putting the bat on the ball. Georgia didn’t just sign lefthanders, however, also mixing in some impressive righthanders. • Vanderbilt picked up 2019 SS Tyler McKenzie in their latest impressive recruiting efforts. Overview: The Seminoles’ class was just outside the Top 25 going into the draft, but they were one of the biggest winners of the event and jump to just outside the top 10 in the final rankings. Catcher Ben Schorr has good catch-and-throw skills behind the plate. Righthander Ryan Slater also has projection to go with solid strike-throwing ability and athleticism and has a chance to be a two-way player as well. Overview: Despite losing a couple players to the draft, the Tar Heels have another solid, well-balanced class loaded up with players who should be able to quickly make an impact in college. The information includes baseball team operating expenses, most recent conference standings, size, admission rates, graduation rates, tests scores, and average net He’s a strong, powerful hitter who has performed at a high level throughout the last two years. Pitchers: Righthander Ben Wiegman (415) will join his older brother Drew at Louisville. Lefthander Nelson Berkwich (387) and righthander Miles Garrett are undersized but have solid stuff. He isn’t as projectable as Gonzalez but is loose and athletic and should be able to quickly carve out a role on staff. He has above-average speed, good raw power and profiles well as a corner outfielder. Hitters: Yohandy Morales (77) offers big upside thanks to a loose righthanded swing and big 6-foot-4, 195-pound frame that gives him plenty of power projection. All rights reserved. Ryan has an excellent pitcher’s frame at a listed 6-foot-3, 185 pounds and throws his fastball in the low 90s, touching 96 mph. Shortstop Jalen Vazquez (301) stands out for his defense, which is good enough to give him a chance to step right into the Gamecocks’ lineup. Hitters: Bowser has a strong, powerful frame and the tools to profile at third base. Righthander Anthony Silkwood has taken a more unusual path to Louisville. His fastball sits in the upper 80s and he mixes in a good changeup. Pitchers: Righthander Joseph Gonzalez (230), a native of Puerto Rico, leads the group on the mound. He has a gap-to-gap approach at the plate and offers good power potential. Third baseman Christian Encarnacion-Strand had a prolific junior college career, hitting .410 with 33 home runs in 81 games for Yavapai (Ariz.) JC. Top recruit: Enrique Bradfield, OF (No. Tommy Troy (199) has plus speed and athleticism and the versatility to play nearly anywhere on the diamond, but will likely stick up the middle. Hitters: Bradfield has elite speed, a quality Vanderbilt hasn’t had the last couple years. Ben (No. He has plus arm strength, is a talented receiver and has good athleticism, but he’ll need more development as a hitter. Lefthander Colin Caldwell pitches from multiple arm angels and could become a weapon out of the bullpen. Colorado Mesa (53-12) 625: 4. Football; Basketball; Baseball; Add New. He profiles best as a corner outfielder thanks to his plus arm strength and average speed. Righthander Chase Centala stands out for his strike-throwing ability, which will help him to quickly carve out a role on the staff. While lefthander Dax Fulton was drafted 40th overall and signed with the Marlins, Horton and outfielder Jace Bohrofen (141) both made it to Norman as the cornerstones of a strong class that is heavy on junior college talent. Join other parents in the College Recruiting Parent Zone. He needs to be a bit more consistent with his pitchability but like his brother has the raw tools to work with. Carson doesn’t have his brother’s power, but instead is an above-average runner with impressive athleticism. He produces good bat speed and projects to be able to hit for both average and power. His fastball works in the upper 80s and he can work in two breaking balls and a changeup, giving him a good chance to make an impact next spring. He has an athletic, projectable frame, throws his fastball in the low 90s to go with a big curveball and changeup. His raw power doesn’t come with a lot of swing and miss. He got back on the mound this fall and was still throwing a lot of strikes with a fastball in the low 90s and a powerful slider. He throws his fastball in the mid 90s and pairs it with a promising breaking ball that could play in the Hurricanes’ rotation right away. He’s a pure power pitcher with a fastball that’s been up to 98 mph and a hard, upper-80s slider, both of which he can throw for strikes. Righthander Cory Adcock throws in the low 90s with a good breaking ball and has a projectable 6-foot-3, 180-pound frame. Dalton Beck has two-way ability as a center fielder and lefthander. 233). If he can add more power as he gets stronger, he could take a significant jump. Jaden, listed at 6-foot-4, 188 pounds, is projectable and has a good three-pitch mix. Carrion and Halter both have a chance to contribute on the mound, as well. Joe Lampe, a junior college transfer, brings premium speed that plays at the top of the order. 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