Prospect Profiles: Vanderbilt
Now that our official early top 50 lists for both the college and high school ranks have been released here at D1Baseball.com, it’s time to delve deeper into the prospects that showed up on these lists. As the offseason moves along, we will release batches of scouting reports on the highest profile prospects from around the nation in the college and prep ranks. And as the draft quickly approaches in the spring, we will continue updating our database of reports. All reports will be based on both first-hand scouting observations, as well as a vasty array of industry opinions.
As we move through the process of releasing these reports over the course of the offseason, they will be grouped in a variety of ways. Our first and primary way of grouping these players will be by school, noting the top draft prospects in the program’s recruiting class and on their present roster. These breakdowns do not include each draftable talent associated with the program, but instead serve as a glimpse of the consensus. To go with each scouting report, we will include a grade on the prospect’s best tool in the eyes of scouts, using the industry standard 20-80 scale as our guide.
As usual, Vanderbilt has a crop of talent on its current roster, as well as in their recruiting class that is surely envied across the nation. With talent like Bryan Reynolds, Ben Bowden, and Jordan Sheffield making strong cases as potential first round draft choices on the 2016 roster, and laying claim to arguably the best prospect in the prep class in Jason Groome, few teams will have their eye on the 2016 draft as much as the Commodores.
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