Missouri has produced some pretty great talent over the past few years. Former Missouri Tiger Aaron Crow was just named the Royals closer, while Kyle Gibson has emerged as one of the top pitching prospects in baseball.
While this year is a relatively weak crop from the Show-Me-State, Johnny Eierman is arguably the state’s top talent.
Profiling as a solid defensive second baseman with question marks at the plate, Eierman’s all-around tools should be enough to warrant a day-two selection.
At the plate, he’s a pretty good hitter with decent raw power, but nothing that has translated to game action. He looks to be a contact hitter with an outside chance for power as a pro. He does, however, have a nice smooth swing from the right-side.
In the field, Eierman looks solid, not enough for shortstop, but possibly enough to man second base. He has decent range, but again, better for second than shortstop.
Eierman is what you would call a gamer, a hard-nosed, scrappy guy with a great attitude that over-shadows his tools.
He’s also likely to be a tough sign due to a commitment to LSU.