Saturday, July 12, 2014
The 2015 Draft: An Early Look at the top 10 High School Players
Earlier this week we gave you a sneak peak at the top 10 college players for an early look at next year's draft. Today, we'll give you the inside scoop on these 10 best high school prospects:
1) Daz Cameron, OF, Florida State commitment -- Mike's son has been on the scouting radar for two years and is an explosive five-tool talent.
2) Brendan Rodgers, SS, Florida State commitment -- A true shortstop who will be able to stay at the position, he has a better hit tool and power than Nick Gordon, the fifth overall selection this past June.
3) Justin Hooper, LHP, UCLA commitment -- Physical 6-06 southpaw with three above average pitches, including an electric fastball he already throws in the mid-90's.
4) Beau Burrows, RHP, Texas A&M commitment -- Complements a low-to-mid-90's fastball that he commands well with two excellent breaking pitches.
5) Chris Betts, C, Tennessee commitment -- Tremendous raw power from the left side and has improved his catching enough to give him a decent shot to remain behind the plate as he advances.
6) Mike Nikorak, RHP, Alabama commitment -- The Pennsylvania native wasn't as high profile as some of the other 2015 draft eligibles, but that all changed early in the showcase season when he hit 97 mph with his heater.
7) Greg Pickett, OF, Mississippi State commitment -- Another guy who has really helped his stock this summer. Put on a laser light show at a Perfect Game tournament in Georgia last week and now has many scouts believing he may have the best power/hit tool package in the entire 2015 draft class.
8) Kyle Molnar, RHP, UCLA commitment -- Athletic righty has an exceptional track record against high profile competition. Good 91-93 mph fastball and his changeup is his best secondary offering.
9) Ryan Johnson, OF, TCU commitment -- Left-handed slugger could always mash, but has only recently begun to demonstrate more speed and a strong, accurate arm in the outfield.