College Prospect Notebook: Week FivePremium
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 four of the college baseball season.
• J.B. Woodman (2016, Ole Miss) might be one of the best untapped talents in all of college baseball. At least that use to be the way scouts talked about him. More recently, the way they are discussing him as a player that appears to be blossoming before our eyes. Woodman is off to a big start over the first five weeks for Ole Miss, putting up big offensive numbers to match the improvements scouts are noting. Woodman is an above average athlete with above average speed, but scouts have long wondered when his bat would start clicking on all cylinders. He’s been more patient at the plate and showing the lift scouts have been looking for over the past couple season. Woodman has the low effort bat speed, the lean, strong frame and the athleticism of a top two round draft choice. And, he could be hitting himself into an ever higher spot than that.
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