College Prospect Insider: Week TwoProspects
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 two.
2017 Draft Tracker
– Right now, there are two pitchers that look to be vying for the title of top college arm in the 2017 draft and they both put together strong performances on Friday night. Let’s start with Kyle Wright (Vanderbilt), who tossed six strong innings of one run baseball against UIC, striking out seven and walking none. While it wasn’t the best we’ve ever seen Wright look, it showcased the reasons why scouts like him so much. He pounded the zone at 92-94 mph throughout the game, consistently hitting 95-96 early and touching 97 once. His slider was very sharp and well spotted at 80-82 mph. Wright didn’t show his changeup in this outing, a pitch he’s shown major progress with headed into the spring, but this seemed to be something by design and not a lack of confidence in the pitch. Again, Wright’s repeatable delivery and advanced command of big league stuff are what impressed scouts in this one.
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