2018 Midseason College Top 150Prospects
The college baseball season has surpassed the midseason mark, and as you might expect, several prospects are creating serious buzz amongst scouts, while others are suffering the opposite fate.
The Top 150 College Prospects list is nearly synonymous with the top seven rounds, meaning in addition to ranking the prospects, we also attach a possible round to them. Over the past two drafts, the average number of collegians selected from the first pick in the first round to the last pick in the seventh round is 154. The first round total, including the Competitive Balance A, is 24. The second round through Competitive Balance B/Compensation picks is 42. Third round 59. Fourth round 80. Fifth round 101. Sixth round 125. Ninety-six percent (173 of 180) of the selections from rounds eight to 10 have been collegians, with a majority of those seniors.
Our rankings are based both off what we have seen this spring during our extensive coverage and what the industry “thinks.” In cases where we have seen a player perform differently than what the industry has “seen”, we consider both, but side with our evaluations and analytics. If we have not seen a prospect yet this spring, we have used the industry’s evaluation in our rankings. Our rankings are based on talent/tools, performance and on-field makeup such as competitiveness, aggressiveness, confidence and body language. Our rankings don’t consider several areas that professional organizations spend a great deal of time and resources gathering; signability, personality/psychology results, to name just a few of many factors.
While some decisions within the rankings weren’t so difficult, other were, especially in cases where we had a large discrepancy between what we saw and the industry sees. In general, the one thing we both agree is the current consensus top college prospect is undoubtedly Auburn righthander Casey Mize.
Without further ado, D1Baseball’s Midseason College Top 150. Here’s a preview of the Top 150 with the top five names:
- Casey Mize, rhp, Auburn
- Brady Singer, rhp, Florida
- Nick Madrigal, 2b, Oregon State
- Shane McClanahan, lhp, South Florida
- Ryan Rolison, lhp, Ole Miss
- Jonathan India, 3b, Florida
- Travis Swaggerty, of, South Alabama
- Alec Bohm, 3b, Wichita State
- Sean Hjelle, rhp, Kentucky
- Jeremy Eierman, ss, Missouri State