2019 Amateur Draft and J2 Discussion, February 25, 2019

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8 thoughts on “2019 Amateur Draft and J2 Discussion, February 25, 2019

  1. Saw that the Phillies might select Tyler Dyson P from Florida. Has all the pitches and can hit 97. Was in bullpen in his 1st year at FL then moved to rotation. Was SS in high school.

    1. Right now he needs to find the strike zone.
      Looks like he has problems with his control ….but if he can ever get that straightened out he does have the size and the FB velocity to be a quality MLB pitcher some day.

  2. Keith Law has posted his early top 30 Draft Prospects List http://insider.espn.com/mlb/insider/story/_/id/26079922/keith-law-top-30-2019-mlb-draft-prospects
    Law says this year’s class is not good. Top prospects aren’t special. Depth is weak.
    In case you’re not an Insider, here’s how he ranks ’em:

    1. Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State
    2. Andrew Vaughn, 1B, California
    3. CJ Abrams, SS, Blessed Trinity HS, Roswell, Georgia
    4. Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville (Texas) Heritage HS
    5. Josh Jung, 3B, Texas Tech
    6. Kameron Misner, OF, Missouri
    7. Bryson Stott, SS, UNLV
    8. Matthew Allan, RHP, Seminole HS, Sanford, Florida
    9. Corbin Carroll, OF, Lakeside HS, Seattle
    10. Daniel Espino, RHP, Georgia Premier Academy, Statesboro, Georgia
    11. Jackson Rutledge, RHP, San Jacinto JC
    12. JJ Bleday, OF, Vanderbilt
    13. Alek Manoah, RHP, West Virginia
    14. JJ Goss, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS, Houston
    15. Jimmy Lewis, RHP, Lake Travis HS, Austin, Texas
    16. Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor
    17. Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS, Oviedo, Florida
    18. Brett Baty, 3B, Lake Travis HS, Austin, Texas
    19. Quinn Priester, RHP, Cary-Grove HS, Cary, Illinois
    20. Brennan Malone, RHP, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Florida
    21. George Kirby, RHP, Elon
    22. Braden Shewmake, 3B, Texas Tech
    23. Rece Hinds, 3B, IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL
    24. Zack Thompson, LHP, Kentucky
    25. Will Wilson, SS, NC State
    26. Will Holland, SS, Auburn
    27. Hunter Barco, LHP, Bolles School, Jacksonville
    28. Logan Davidson, SS, Clemson
    29. Graeme Stinson, RHP, Duke
    30. Maurice Hampton, OF, Memphis (Tennessee) University HS

    A few notes on KLaw;s list:

    * Law didn’t rank Carter Stewart in his top 30. He had Stewart #2 for the 2018 draft, but says Stewart has gained weight, and hasn’t looked good in his first two JUCO starts.

    * The guy I’ve really been following early on is Alek Manoah. I posted about him last week. I saw him again this past weekend (Friday night). He’s good. He was up to 98 MPH again. He throws exclusively from the stretch (he’s been a reliever until this summer). I can see him hitting triple digits when he learns to pitch from a windup. I posted a scouting report on him last week that also gives his SL a 70 FV.

    * Law is the high man on JJ Goss. I also posted (two weeks ago) that I really like him, and think he would rise up draft boards by June.

    * Logan Davidson is an interesting player to follow for the Phillies. Johnny Almaraz selected him once before (30th round in the team’s famous 2016 draft). Davidson, as expected, turned the Phillies down to play SS at Clemson (his father once starred for the Tigers). Davidson has a great projectable body (6’3″, 180 lbs), is a good defensive player, has plus speed, switch hits, and has lots of power (from both sides of the plate. The problem is Davidson has not made enough consistent contact in college. Lots of K’s. He has also been miserable on the Cape for two straight summers. I saw him two weekends ago hit a moonshot into the wind. You can see it here (first highlight):

    * IMO … the guy missing from KLaw’s list is 6’8″ HSLHP/1Bman Spencer Jones. I really like him. Plus, he’s a former HS teammate of Mickey Moniak so the Phillies should be very familiar with him.

  3. Jim … please disregard my post above awaiting moderation. I used to many (3) links. I’ll just do away with the first link, and re-post here.

    Keith Law has posted his early top 30 Draft Prospects List. Law says this year’s class is not good. Top prospects aren’t special. Depth is weak.
    In case you’re not an Insider, here’s how he ranks ’em:

    1. Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State
    2. Andrew Vaughn, 1B, California
    3. CJ Abrams, SS, Blessed Trinity HS, Roswell, Georgia
    4. Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville (Texas) Heritage HS
    5. Josh Jung, 3B, Texas Tech
    6. Kameron Misner, OF, Missouri
    7. Bryson Stott, SS, UNLV
    8. Matthew Allan, RHP, Seminole HS, Sanford, Florida
    9. Corbin Carroll, OF, Lakeside HS, Seattle
    10. Daniel Espino, RHP, Georgia Premier Academy, Statesboro, Georgia
    11. Jackson Rutledge, RHP, San Jacinto JC
    12. JJ Bleday, OF, Vanderbilt
    13. Alek Manoah, RHP, West Virginia
    14. JJ Goss, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS, Houston
    15. Jimmy Lewis, RHP, Lake Travis HS, Austin, Texas
    16. Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor
    17. Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS, Oviedo, Florida
    18. Brett Baty, 3B, Lake Travis HS, Austin, Texas
    19. Quinn Priester, RHP, Cary-Grove HS, Cary, Illinois
    20. Brennan Malone, RHP, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Florida
    21. George Kirby, RHP, Elon
    22. Braden Shewmake, 3B, Texas Tech
    23. Rece Hinds, 3B, IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL
    24. Zack Thompson, LHP, Kentucky
    25. Will Wilson, SS, NC State
    26. Will Holland, SS, Auburn
    27. Hunter Barco, LHP, Bolles School, Jacksonville
    28. Logan Davidson, SS, Clemson
    29. Graeme Stinson, RHP, Duke
    30. Maurice Hampton, OF, Memphis (Tennessee) University HS

    A few notes on KLaw;s list:

    * Law didn’t rank Carter Stewart in his top 30. He had Stewart #2 for the 2018 draft, but says Stewart has gained weight, and hasn’t looked good in his first two JUCO starts.

    * The guy I’ve really been following early on is Alek Manoah. I posted about him last week. I saw him again this past weekend (Friday night). He’s good. He was up to 98 MPH again. He throws exclusively from the stretch (he’s been a reliever until this summer). I can see him hitting triple digits when he learns to pitch from a windup. I posted a scouting report on him last week that also gives his SL a 70 FV.

    * Law is the high man on JJ Goss. I also posted (two weeks ago) that I really like him, and think he would rise up draft boards by June.

    * Logan Davidson is an interesting player to follow for the Phillies. Johnny Almaraz selected him once before (30th round in the team’s famous 2016 draft). Davidson, as expected, turned the Phillies down to play SS at Clemson (his father once starred for the Tigers). Davidson has a great projectable body (6’3″, 180 lbs), is a good defensive player, has plus speed, switch hits, and has lots of power (from both sides of the plate. The problem is Davidson has not made enough consistent contact in college. Lots of K’s. He has also been miserable on the Cape for two straight summers. I saw him two weekends ago hit a moonshot into the wind. You can see it here (first highlight):

    * IMO … the guy missing from KLaw’s list is 6’8″ HSLHP/1Bman Spencer Jones. I really like him. Plus, he’s a former HS teammate of Mickey Moniak so the Phillies should be very familiar with him.

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  5. Has Yhowsar Garcia signed with us yet? Is there more high ranking LA signings coming to the Phillies/

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