College Prospect Notebook: Week Two
Each week, our College Prospect Notebook will highlight and detail some of the most intriguing prospects performances from around the nation. Prospects will be cited based on their significance in the scouting world, as well as how their performance could impact their draft stock moving forward. Players from all draft classes will be discussed, from freshman 2018 draft prospects right on through to this year’s 2016 class.
After each weekend, we will gather insight from professional scouts from around the nation, as well as from coaches and staff first hand accounts. From this, we will bring you the latest on what college baseball has to offer to the future of the professional baseball and draft universe.
Here’s a look at some of the prospects that scouts are talking about after week two of the college baseball season.
• Zach Jackson (2016, Arkansas) was all that any high-ranking scout could talk about this weekend when asked about players who stood out across the nation. Jackson was explosive out of the bullpen, attacking the edges of the plate with a 93-96 mph fastball. He pitched down in the zone and his life stood out to scouts in attendance. He showed his trademark hammer, plus curveball and consistently missed bats with it. But the talk was mostly about his diving 88-89 mph changeup after his Friday outing. This type of arm showing a three-pitch mix out of the bullpen could put him in the driver’s seat as the fast track reliever of choice in the first-round picture this June.
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