Summer Stars: 10 More Breakout ProspectsSummer Baseball
Last week, we profiled Kansas State lefthander Jordan Wicks, whose standout summer in the Northwoods League vaulted him into first-round consideration for the 2021 draft and earned him the D1Baseball Summer Breakout Prospect award. As we put a bow on the unusual summer of COVID-19, Aaron Fitt and Kendall Rogers take a final look back at 10 more prospects who really boosted their stock.
Our breakdown includes prospects from California, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois State, TCU, Oklahoma State, UNC Greensboro and Eastern Illinois, among others.
Grant Holman, RHP, California
Holman is one of those blossoming prospects to watch this fall and moving into the spring. Holman was off to a decent start last spring before the season came to an abrupt halt. But he showed signs of a special arm and prospect during that time span, getting up to 95-96 mph with his fastball at times. Well, Holman had a successful summer at the San Diego League, where the 6-foot-6 hurler worked eight innings and tallied 15 strikeouts along with just one walk. He also limited teams to a .125 batting average. From a stuff standpoint, Holman continues to improve his secondary stuff, with his slider showing swing and miss promise over the summer. The fastball continues to be a go-to offering with a fastball ranging 90-93 and up to 94 mph.
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