Top 50 COL Prospects

# Player Pos School/University Ht Wt B-T Prev
1 Adley Rutschman C Oregon State 6-2 216 S-R 1
2 Carter Stewart RHP Eastern Florida State College 6-6 200 R-R 2
3 Andrew Vaughn 1B California 6-0 214 R-R 4
4 Shea Langeliers C Baylor University 6-0 190 R-R 6
5 Zack Thompson LHP Kentucky 6-2 225 L-L 3
6 Josh Jung 3B Texas Tech University 6-2 215 R-R 11
7 Kameron Misner 1B/OF University of Missouri 6-4 219 L-L 37
8 Nick Lodolo LHP Texas Christian 6-6 180 L-L 9
9 Matt Wallner OF Southern Mississippi 6-5 220 L-R 8
10 Graeme Stinson LHP Duke University 6-5 250 L-L 7
11 Bryson Stott SS University of Nevada, Las Vegas 6-3 195 L-R 15
12 Braden Shewmake SS Texas A&M University 6-4 190 L-R 31
13 Ryne Nelson RHP University of Oregon 6-3 175 R-R NR
The 2019 college pitching class is not the most impressive we’ve seen, and as such, Nelson is climbing his way to the top. A two-way star at Basic High in Nevada, Nelson came to Eugene as a hit-first utility player. After posting a .170/.301/.205 line over two seasons, however, it’s clear his future is on the mound. He got his feet wet pitching sparingly out of the bullpen as a freshman, but showed a blazing fastball that was enough to rack up 12 K/9. He saw more action as a freshman, making 16 appearances and continued to dominate, striking out 37 batters in just 23 innings. He cemented his move to pitching full-time with a strong showing in the Cape Cod League this summer, where he struck out 26 batters in 17 innings, allowing just eight hits. Nelson’s best pitch is his fastball, which flirts with triple digits and is arguably the best of it’s kind among college arms. His slider has also flashed plus, and should give him at least two offerings to work with as a starter, where he is scheduled to begin the year for the Ducks.
14 Michael Busch 1B University of North Carolina 6-0 207 L-R 21
15 Michael Toglia 1B University of California, Los Angeles 6-5 209 S-L 27
16 Tyler Baum RHP North Carolina 6-2 180 R-R 10
17 Drew Mendoza 3B Florida State University 6-5 225 L-R 20
18 Will Wilson SS North Carolina State University 6-0 175 R-R NR
Wilson was lightly recruited out of Kings Mountain High School, but made an immediate impact as soon as he set foot in Raleigh. He started all 61 games as a freshman and finished the year with a .300 average and an ACC-leading 21 doubles. He got better in seemingly every way as a sophomore, boosting all of his offensive numbers, while cutting down on his strikeouts (17% from 21%). He showed significantly more pop and was one of just four players to hit 10 or more homers in conference play. Defensively, Wilson showed he still needs some work. After committing seven errors at second base in 2017, he moved to shortstop in 2018, and subsequently led the ACC with 18 defensive miscues. His below-average speed and fringe-average arm might make a move back to second base in his best long-term interest.
19 Will Holland SS Auburn University 5-10 181 R-R 44
20 J.J. Bleday OF Vanderbilt University 6-3 205 L-L 38
21 Logan Davidson SS Clemson 6-3 185 S-R 5
22 Zack Hess RHP Louisiana State University 6-6 216 R-R 14
23 Kyle Stowers OF Stanford University 6-3 200 L-L 32
24 David Hamilton SS University of Texas 5-10 175 L-R 12
25 Isaiah Campbell RHP University of Arkansas 6-4 225 R-R 46
26 Alek Manoah RHP West Virginia University 6-6 260 R-R 39
27 Gabe Holt * 2B Texas Tech University 5-11 175 L-R 18
28 Tyler Dyson RHP Florida 6-3 225 R-R 25
29 Matt Canterino RHP Rice University 6-3 205 R-R 24
30 George Kirby RHP Elon University 6-3 207 R-R NR
Elon had it’s best season in nearly a decade thanks to the herculean efforts of Kyle Brnovich (8-2, 1.71, 12.6 K/9) and Kirby (10-3, 2.89, 9.6 K/9). And while Brnovich tends to get most of the attention, it’s Kirby that will likely go on to have the better pro career. In addition to having size on his side, Kirby also has better stuff, including a mid-90s fastball that doesn’t get as many strikeouts, but induces more ground balls. His go-to breaking ball isn’t as strong as Brnovich’s, but he throws two distinctly different breaking balls, giving him a better chance to start in pro ball. A native New Yorker, Kirby was a part of a combined no-hitter as a freshman, the first of its kind in Colonial tournament history. 
31 Will Robertson OF Creighton University 6-2 215 L-L NR
There have been seven Will Robertsons that have played professional baseball, but none have reached the pinnacle that is the Major Leagues. Creighton’s do-it-all Will Robertson is hoping to change that, after an incredible sophomore campaign that saw him rocket up draft boards and into first round consideration. An uneven freshman campaign (.272/.381/.408) belied his true potential, potential that was realized in 2018. He posted a .333/.412/.641 line and challenged for the Big East triple crown with 12 homers and 59 RBI. He followed that up with a very impressive performance in the Cape Cod League, where he finished among the league leaders in hits, doubles, RBI and batting average. Speed is the only tool that rates below average for Robertson, but it shouldn’t be too much of a concern as he slides into a corner outfield spot as a pro.
32 Kyle Brnovich RHP Elon University 6-2 179 L-R 23
33 Greg Jones * SS North Carolina, Wilmington 6-2 175 S-R 13
34 Mason Feole LHP Connecticut 6-1 194 L-L 16
35 Nick Quintana 2B/SS University of Arizona 5-10 187 R-R 17
36 Josh Smith + SS Louisiana State University 5-10 174 L-R 19
37 Dominic Fletcher OF University of Arkansas 5-9 188 L-L 26
38 Sean Mooney RHP St. John’s University 6-1 200 R-R 22
39 Cody Bradford LHP Baylor University 6-3 195 L-L 28
40 Thomas Dillard OF/1B University of Mississippi 6-0 235 S-R 29
41 Wil Dalton OF University of Florida 6-0 190 R-R 30
42 Matt Gorski OF Indiana University 6-4 195 R-R 33
43 Ryan Zeferjahn RHP University of Kansas 6-5 225 R-R 34
44 Blake Sabol OF/C University of Southern California 6-4 205 L-R 35
45 Matthew Barefoot OF Campbell University 6-0 205 R-L 36
46 Kyle McCann C Georgia Institute of Technology 6-2 217 L-R 42
47 Matthew Cronin LHP University of Arkansas 6-2 197 L-L 40
48 Pat DeMarco * OF Vanderbilt University 5-11 205 R-R 41
49 Jonny DeLuca * OF University of Oregon 5-11 180 S-R 43
50 Drake Fellows RHP Vanderbilt University 6-5 205 L-R 45
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