2020 Top 150 College Prospect Rankings


Back in September, we gave fans a glimpse of things to come with our initial College Top 100 Prospects list. That list was headlined by strong-armed righty Emerson Hancock of Georgia and the power bat of Spencer Torkelson from Arizona State. Vanderbilt’s Austin Martin, New Mexico State’s Nick Gonzales, and Texas A&M’s Asa Lacy rounded out the top five.

Fall workouts have come and gone, and with that, there are some changes in the ranking of the nation’s premier college prospects. There are no changes in our top five, but South Carolina’s Carmen Mlodzinski had an outstanding fall, showing a fastball up to 98 and an improved changeup to go along with power breaking ball. He moved from No. 10  to No. 7, while another big-armed righty, Miami’s Chris McMahon, created buzz with his outings and rose from No. 28 to No. 19.

A couple of others big movers include North Carolina’s Aaron Sabato from No. 42 to No. 30, Duke’s Bryce Jarvis from No. 82 to No. 31, and Louisville’s Bobby Miller from No. 69 to No. 37. The biggest mover of all was Florida State’s lefty Shane Drohan. He jumped from unranked to No. 42 after a stellar outing scouted by the D1 Staff in late October when he sat 92-94 with his fastball while mixing in a 78-79 mph wipeout power curveball.

Although three of the top five prospects are hitters, the overall strength of the 2020 draft (prep prospects included) is college pitching. Twenty-nine of the top 50 are college arms, with the majority of them starters.

In terms of schools, Arizona State and Florida State lead the way with six players each in the Top 150, while Florida and Louisville placed five, and Duke, Miami, North Carolina, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest all placed four prospects on the list.

Without further ado, our updated College Top 150. As usual, the college prospect rankings are assembled by David Seifert, Kendall Rogers and Aaron Fitt.

We’ve listed the top eight prospects as a teaser, while the rest of the list can be acquired as a D1Baseball subscriber.

1 Emerson Hancock RHP Georgia
2 Spencer Torkelson 1B Arizona State
3 Austin Martin SS Vanderbilt
4 Nick Gonzales 2B New Mexico State
5 Asa Lacy LHP Texas A&M
6 Garrett Mitchell OF UCLA
7 Carmen Mlodzinski RHP South Carolina
8 Reid Detmers LHP Louisville

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