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  1. BA updated it's top 300 yesterday. Here's the top 20. Will indicate the previous ranking in parenthesis. If there are any questions on players not in the top 20, lemme know.



    We’re expanding our draft list to the top 300 players in the country today, and updating the entire list after feedback from many, many scouts around the country. While we haven’t had college baseball for the last two weekends, this list does attempt to reflect the movement that occurred prior to COVID-19 canceling the season.

    MLB scouting departments are in a unique situation at the moment, as many scouts didn’t have the time to work down pref lists and see the players they needed to this spring while plenty of northern states didn’t even get started on the high school side. As long as the draft actually takes place in some capacity this year, teams will be left to make picks based on shortened 2020 seasons and their history with players as underclassmen and over the summer.

    Fortunately, Baseball America is in a similar situation to these clubs. We have a detailed understanding of the 2020 class at this point in the season after bearing down on 2020 prospects starting just a week after the 2019 draft a year ago. Our draft rankings are also based entirely on conversations with area scouts, crosscheckers, supervisors and scouting directors. As always, our prospect rankings attempt to gauge the industry consensus on these players.


    1.) Austin Martin (3)

    2.) Spencer Torkelson (1)

    3.) Asa Lacy (4)

    4.) Emerson Hancock (4)

    5.) Nick Gonzales (5)

    6.) Garret Mitchell (8)

    7.) Reid Detmers (11)

    8.) Zac Veen (16)

    9.) Austin Hendrick (7)

    10.) Max Meyer (30)

    11.) Jared Kelly (6)

    12.) Mick Abel (9)

    13.) Garret Crochet (15)

    14.) Patrick Bailey (17)

    15.) Heston Kjerstad (25)

    16.) Robert Hassell (18)

    17.) Pete Crow Armstrong (24)

    18.) Tanner Burns (19)

    19.) Nick Bitsko (21)

    20.) Austin Wells (20)


  2. Law posted his draft top 30. Will post the top 10. Meyer at 6 is quite the jump. Cavalli is a new one too.


    1.) Spencer Torkelson

    2.) Austin Martin

    3.) Asa Lacy

    4.) Nick Gonzales

    5.) Emerson Hancock

    6.) Max Meyer

    7.) Zac Veen

    8.) Reid Detmers

    9.) Cade Cavalli

    10.) Patrick Bailey

    11.) Austin Hendrick


  3. BA Draft Stock Watch for this week. Stop me if you've heard this before, but pitching. There's lots of it.


    It's difficult to overstate the impressiveness of the depth of this year's pitching class.

    Seemingly every week, there's another arm around the country trending up draft boards. Players are either coming out of the gate with improved stuff, showing better control than in previous years, or popping up entirely. There have been more pitchers described as second- or third-round talents this spring than the last several years.

    “This is definitely a class that has separated itself in terms of the depth of arms,” said one American League scout. “I think from an area perspective you will see guys you were used to seeing go in the second round actually go in the fourth round … It’s just remarkable how loaded this class is in terms of arms.”


    Some Dudes:

    Ranked: Up Arrow Guys:

    Garrett Crochet, LHP, Tennessee (No. 15)

    Chris McMahon, RHP, Miami (No. 59)

    Ian Seymour, LHP, Virginia Tech (No. 68)

    Seth Lonsway, LHP, Ohio State (No. 156)


    Unranked Risers/Pop-Up Guys:

    Clayton Beeter, RHP, Texas Tech

    Mason Erla, RHP, Michigan State

    Landon Knack, RHP, East Tennessee State

    Kyle Nicolas, RHP, Ball State

    Adam Seminaris, LHP, Long Beach State

    Nick Swiney, LHP, North Carolina State

    Snippets on all those guys if you are a subscriber. Tons of content. Sharing some blurbs on Detmers/Jarvis who interest me.



    Detmers was outstanding during his most recent start, on the road on a frigid Friday evening at Wake Forest. The lefthander struck out 15 hitters over six shutout innings while allowing just four hits (all singles) and two walks. The stats alone tell you that Detmers was dominant, but the way he deploys his arsenal makes him one of the best college arms in the country and should lead to him hearing his name called early in the first round.

    Detmers worked with a full four-pitch complement on Friday, starting with a low-90s fastball and backing it up with a downer curveball, an excellent changeup and a short, sharp slider he used sparingly. Beyond its velocity, the fastball's signature component was its devastating two-seam movement. Detmers had tremendous command of the pitch and proved over and over again that he could bring it back over the outside corner against lefties or elevate it on the outside half against righties and let it explode out of the zone.

    If Detmers had just the fastball and curveball, he'd be plenty effective. His changeup, however, made him nearly unhittable. Detmers threw the pitch with excellent conviction and plenty of separation from his fastball. Thrown against righties, the changeup allowed Detmers to control the lower half of the strike zone on the outside part of the plate. The equation of all three pitches meant he had weapons he could use to attack hitters up, down, in and out. More than that, he had the smarts to sequence his pitches in a way that kept Wake Forest’s hitters guessing—mostly incorrectly—all night long.



    Jarvis showed electric stuff across the board throughout his seven innings of work with a fastball that touched 96 in the first inning and sat in the 93-94 mph range for the duration of the night. He also showed two barrel-missing offspeed pitches in an 83-86 mph changeup and an 83-87 mph slider. 

    His fastball and changeup were easy plus offerings in this outing, while his slider was perhaps a half-grade behind, more above-average but flashing plus potential as well. Jarvis recorded six whiffs with his fastball, six with his slider and eight with his changeup.

    Jarvis has an average frame and pitches with a quick tempo out of a half wind up with a bit of effort and recoil at times in his delivery. He also has a bit of head whack—particularly on more high effort throws—but that didn’t affect his command in any way in this outing, as he landed all of his pitches consistently throughout. When he did miss with his changeup and slider, he missed down in the zone and was ahead of batters in the count enough that no damage came from the misses.

    If he holds this stuff throughout the spring, it’s hard to not see Jarvis going on day one or soon on day two of the draft.


  4. 3 hours ago, Harold's Leg Lift said:

    Bryce Jarvis is a dude.  I didn't give his perfect game a few weeks ago enough respect as I thought it was just a one off against a bad team.  Uh-Uh.   He's worked his ass off and it shows cause he's got big time stuff and can really command it.  His change is plus plus. This guys in the mix now too.