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Each week throughout the college baseball season, the D1Baseball.com College Prospect Report will provide updated scouting reports and scouting news on key prospects from around the nation. We’ll cast a wide net, as we examine prospect performances for every type of player, from the 2017 draft eligible star to the intriguing fresh faced freshman on the verge of playing a more pivotal role with a key performance.
Using scouting and coaching resources from around the nation, each week’s report will bring the latest on prospects’ velocity, improvements at the plate, home to first times and all the key aspects of the game on which these players are evaluated throughout the season and the entirely of their college careers. We’ll also weigh in on how their most recent performances could impact their future draft stock as well as their place on their current rosters. This notebook will not touch on every prominent prospect performance each week, but will highlight many of the most notable ones.
Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the latest prospect nuggets from around the world of college baseball during week ten.
2017 Draft Tracker
– This was the Kyle Wright (Vanderbilt) that scouts had been waiting for. The Wright that many scouts expected to be a lock for the first five overall picks in this year’s draft showed up in full force on Friday against the Florida Gators. Wright spun a complete game masterpiece, needing only 99 pitches to go the distance and still manage to strikeout 13 batters. This is the sort of efficient, in-command potential ace that scouts long envisioned that Wright could be. He did not walk a batter and carried an explosive 93-95 mph fastball that did not waver even in the latest parts of the outing. His 80-85 mph slider was his best weapon throughout, but he also cut his fastball and mix in an 85-87 mph changeup at times. This was as complete as we’ve seen Wright look and it is the undisputed most significant story of the week when it comes to the 2017 MLB Draft. Teams picking in the top ten were waiting for an excuse to fully embrace Wright and now they have it.
– Marcel Renteria (New Mexico State) continues to generate serious heat in the scouting world and the buzz continued to build after another impressive effort against Sacramento State over the weekend. Renteria went the distance and continued to show off a hopping 94-97 mph fastball and an improving, sharp breaking ball. He’s been up to 99 mph this spring and continues to look like a fascinating power arm project for professional teams. And he’s putting up the strong numbers to back up the stuff so far.
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