As a freshman at Stanford, Braden Montgomery is one of the top catching prospects in the country. He’s hit nine home runs in as many seasons, and has a 1.153 batting average. In addition to his power, he has solid hands and excellent defensive action. He is also a left-handed hitter who has good speed. In addition to his bat, Young is a solid defender who can play third base.
As a true freshman at UCLA, Thatcher Hurd is a left-handed slugger who has the best fastball in the country. He has one home run and 13 RBIs and is projected to go No. 1 overall in the 2022 draft. He has a high baseball IQ and has a quick-footed swing. As a left-handed hitter, he is a valuable asset for any team.
Of the high school picks this year, Cole Tucker is the most likely to stick behind the plate. While his hitting tool is below average, his defense is stellar. Teams may invest in enhancing his power before selecting him. Oklahoma third baseman Peyton Graham has power. He has the best raw power in the draft, and teams may consider him an upgrade on Landon Sims. But despite his lack of speed, he could still be a valuable pick by the Royals.
Despite his lack of power, Beavers has the best offensive skills in the country. His speed and ability to make contact makes him a dual threat in the field. He is a solid defender and has a decent arm. His defensive outlook is bleak, and he will likely play 1B or LF. He also has below-average speed and instincts, but he will be one of the best players in the draft.
Ford is an excellent pitcher from Connecticut. Despite being a freshman, he will be one of the youngest pitchers in the class. He has a mid-90 batting average and a promising changeup. Unlike most of the other incoming high school players, Ford is committed to Alabama. In the meantime, he’ll be a top prospect in the next MLB draft.
While most college players don’t make it to the MLB Draft, there are still plenty of starms to watch in college baseball. Austin Jones, for example, is a 6’2″ left-handed shortstop who was a high school star. He has an impressive 6-foot-2 frame, and is considered one of the best all-around players in college baseball. Furthermore, he also has a cannon arm, which can throw baserunners out from any distance.