Top 50 Overall Prospects

# Player Pos School/University Ht Wt B-T Prev
1 Bobby Witt Jr. SS Colleyville Heritage HS (TX) 6-1 185 R-R 1
2 Adley Rutschman C Oregon State 6-2 216 S-R 2
3 C.J. Abrams SS Blessed Trinity HS (GA) 6-2 182 L-R 3
4 Brennan Malone RHP IMG Academy (FL) 6-5 210 R-R 11
5 Carter Stewart RHP Eastern Florida State College 6-6 200 R-R 5
6 Andrew Vaughn 1B California 6-0 214 R-R 12
7 Riley Greene OF Hagerty HS (FL) 6-2 190 L-L 6
8 Shea Langeliers C Baylor University 6-0 190 R-R 14
9 Zack Thompson LHP Kentucky 6-2 225 L-L 9
10 Hunter Barco LHP Bolles HS (FL) 6-4 208 L-L 10
11 Josh Jung 3B Texas Tech University 6-2 215 R-R 35
12 Jerrion Ealy OF Jackson Prep HS (MS) 5-10 192 R-R 7
13 Daniel Espino RHP Georgia Premier Academy (GA) 6-3 200 R-R 8
14 Corbin Carroll OF Lakeside HS (WA) 5-10 165 L-L 34
15 Matthew Lugo SS Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy (PR) 6-1 185 R-R 16
16 Jack Leiter RHP Delbarton HS (NJ) 6-1 195 R-R 33
17 Kameron Misner OF University of Missouri 6-4 219 L-L NR
A highly touted recruit out of Poplar Bluff High, Misner chose to honor his commitment to Mizzou rather than sign as a late-round selection in the 2016 draft. Misner saw significant playing time as a freshman, establishing himself as a legitimate middle-of-the-order presence and finishing the year as arguably the team’s best all-around player. In addition to good pop, he also showed he has great speed for his size, swiping 17 bases. His breakout performance, however, came in the New England Collegiate League the summer after his freshman year. There, he hit .378, drew more walks (28) than strikeouts (20) and showed impressive power (.562 slugging). He carried over that momentum into his sophomore year (.360/.497/.576) and was near the top of several SEC leaderboards when a foot injury derailed his season. The injury sidelined him for the final six weeks of the year, limiting him to just 125 at-bats. A tremendous athlete, Misner has played centerfield for the Tigers and he could probably be a serviceable defender there at the pro level.
18 Nick Lodolo LHP Texas Christian 6-6 180 L-L 22
19 Matt Wallner OF Southern Mississippi 6-5 220 L-R 19
20 Graeme Stinson LHP Duke University 6-5 250 L-L 17
21 Bryson Stott SS University of Nevada, Las Vegas 6-3 195 L-R 40
22 Tyler Callihan 3B Providence HS (FL) 6-1 200 L-R 21
23 Braden Shewmake SS Texas A&M University 6-4 190 L-R NR
Shewmake earned SEC Freshman of the Year honors in 2017, after a banner year that saw him finish with a .328/.374/.529 line and a team-high 11 homers and 69 RBI. He led all NCAA freshman in hits and runs batted in. He was easily the team’s best hitter as they marched through the NCAA tournament and into the College World Series, and after his season ended he was an easy choice for the U.S. collegiate national team. He returned to College Station and led the Aggies to another great season, posting a .327/.395/.453 line, driving in 45 runs and stealing a team-high 12 bases. He’ll enter 2019 as one of the top draft-eligible middle infielders. A natural shortstop, Shewmake has played a slew of positions, including second and first for Team USA. 
24 Matthew Allan RHP Seminole HS (FL) 6-3 210 R-R NR
Allan came into the summer as a top-100 guy, but he seemed a pretty safe bet to honor his commitment to the University of Florida. After a dazzling series of performances on the showcase circuit however, he boosted his stock dramatically and now seems poised to go somewhere in the upper half of the first round. A strong, physically mature athlete, Allan has a simple delivery with smooth mechanics and pumps fastballs consistently in the 92-96 mph range. He complements it with an above-average curveball that flashed plus on a number of occasions this summer. He hasn’t thrown his changeup much, but he has such a good feel for his other two offerings that it’s not out of the realm of possibility for that to develop into an above-average pitch too. 
25 Rece Hinds 3B IMG Academy (FL) 6-4 210 R-R 4
26 Quinn Priester RHP Cary-Grove Community HS (IL) 6-3 190 R-R 37
27 Cooper Benson LHP San Luis Obispo HS (CA) 6-0 200 L-L 20
28 Nasim Nunez SS Collins Hill HS (GA) 5-9 160 S-R 25
29 Brett Baty 3B Lake Travis HS (TX) 6-3 205 L-R 30
30 Anthony Volpe SS/2B Delbarton HS (NJ) 5-11 180 R-R NR
Delbarton HS is one of three programs with two players ranked among our top 50. Like his teammate Jack Leiter, Volpe is incredibly polished and it was his performance at the plate (.482 with 23 runs and 10 steals) this past year that helped the Green Wave make a run to the state championship game. And it was his only bad performance (0-for-3) of the year that was the decisive factor that allowed their opponent, St. Augustine High, to claim the state title. Volpe is one of those players that doesn’t do anything incredibly well, but he also doesn’t do anything poorly. Hitting for average is probably his best tool, although he has good wheels and a solid feel for both shortstop and second base. His below-average arm will be a better fit at second at the pro level. 
31 Maurice Hampton OF Memphis University HS (TN) 6-0 195 R-R NR
We’ve devoted plenty of time to the athletic exploits of Jerrion Ealy, who made headlines by becoming just the third prep athlete to be named an Under Armour All-American in both football and baseball. Well, it’s time to give Hampton, who became the fourth, his due. A four-star defensive back, Hampton is seemingly ticketed for stardom at LSU, which has agreed to let him pursue both sports, although as we saw with last year’s No. 9 pick Kyler Murray, the sway of a multi-million dollar bonus could be enough to get him to give up football. Plus speed, arm strength and above-average defensive ability are his best tools, although he has a decent shot to hit for both average and power at the plate. 
32 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.
33 Michael Busch 1B University of North Carolina 6-0 207 L-R 47
34 Logan Britt OF Colleyville Heritage HS (TX) 6-5 210 R-R 23
35 Michael Toglia 1B University of California, Los Angeles 6-5 209 S-L NR
After hitting close to .500 and driving in 11 runs in the Bruins’ first ten games this past season, Toglia had a cadre of supporters that were touting him as a top-five pick in 2019. His bat cooled, predictably, but he finished the year as the team’s best hitter, posting a .336/.449/.588 line, while driving in a run per game. As good as he was at the plate, Toglia was even better at first base, where he committed just two errors all season, in 517 chances. Three above-average tools—four if you count his arm—should be enough to find him a home in the first round, provided he can continue to hit. If he can cut back on the strikeouts (27% in 2018), he might find his way into the top-15.
36 Tyler Baum RHP North Carolina 6-2 180 R-R 28
37 Spencer Keefe SS/OF Woodstock HS (GA) 6-3 213 R-R NR
Keefe is the centerpiece of a Bulldogs’ recruiting class that is inching it’s way into the top-20. His two years on the varsity team at Woodstock High have coincided with the two best seasons in school history, including last year’s 33-7 record and run to the state final four in Class 7A. A natural shortstop, Keefe has several standout tools including speed (6.33 60-yd time). He is prone to swing-and-miss, but when he makes contact, he sure can drive the ball a long way. His speed and limited arm strength might force a move to the outfield, but he should offer plenty of defensive value there.
38 Drew Mendoza 3B Florida State University 6-5 225 L-R 46
39 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.
40 Riley Cornelio RHP Pine Creek HS (CO) 6-3 185 R-R NR
Cornelio (9-0, 0.91, .468, 4 HR, 21 RBI) teamed with state Gatorade Player of the Year Justin Olson (3-1, 1.77, .525, 14 HR, 34 RBI) to lead Pine Creek to their most successful season in more than a decade, but with Olson headed off to Kentucky, the pressure will fall on Cornelio to help the Eagles get back to the state playoffs. If his performance this summer was any indication, he’ll be up to the task. Pitching for Team USA in the Pan-American Championships, the right-hander allowed just one run in seven innings of five-hit ball. His fastball looked crisp, in the 90-93 mph range, and he complemented it with a strong breaking ball. His mechanics are smooth and his delivery quick, limiting talk about him ending up pitching out of the bullpen. Adding a usable changeup will be key to his long-term development, but he has everything else you look for in a prep pitcher.
41 Will Holland SS Auburn University 5-10 181 R-R NR
Holland drew the attention of Auburn after a strong career at Collins Hill High, home of top-30 prospect Nasim Nunez, who was a freshman during Holland’s senior year. Holland scuffled as a freshman (.209/.299/.343), but was able to recoup some confidence during a 31-game stint in the Perfect Game summer league. He returned to Auburn primed for a bounce-back season and boy did he have one. He posted a .313/.406/.530 line and finished in the top ten in the SEC in runs, RBI, doubles and total bases. More important, he nearly led Auburn to an upset of the defending champion Florida Gators in the NCAA Super Regionals. Defensively, Holland has the chops to stick at shortstop long term, and on the basepaths, he has more speed than his 13 career steals would indicate.
42 J.J. Bleday OF Vanderbilt University 6-3 205 L-L NR
A three-sport star in high school, Bleday was thrust into a starting role as a freshman. Predictably, he struggled at the plate, but refused to let long hitless stretches affect his approach at the plate. As a result, despite his .256 average, he drew more walks (34) than strikeouts (26) and finished the season with an on-base percentage close to .400. Firmly entrenched as a starter, he responded in a big way as a sophomore, leading the team with a .368 average. He missed close to two months with an oblique injury, but when healthy, he was far and away the Commodores’ best hitter. He followed up his sterling campaign with a strong performance in the Cape Cod League, where he hit .311 with five homers and was voted the top pro prospect by scouts in attendance. He doesn’t have the speed to stick in centerfield, but he has more than enough athleticism to cover there in a pinch, and will make a natural corner outfielder thanks to his above-average arm.
43 Logan Davidson SS Clemson 6-3 185 S-R 13
44 Jacob Meador RHP Centennial HS (TX) 5-11 170 R-R NR
Meador’s size will draw the most attention in the months leading up to the draft, but hands down, there has been no more productive pitcher among the prep ranks the past few years. He’s gone 12-5 with a 1.55 ERA and 195 strikeouts in 113 innings the past two seasons for Centennial. He pitched five hitless innings at the Tournament of Stars this summer, and then struck out 15 batters in eight innings of work at the Pan-American Championship this fall. His fastball is a mostly straight offering that tops out at 93 mph, but his curveball is what has us drooling. It’s one of the better breaking balls in the 2019 draft class, and Meador pretty much puts it wherever he wants it. He’s shown good feel for a changeup, and while he hasn’t needed it yet, if he can develop it into an average offering, he has mid-rotation potential as a pro.
45 Wesley Scott RHP Woodcrest Christian HS (CA) 6-1 185 R-R 26
46 Zack Hess RHP Louisiana State University 6-6 216 R-R 39
47 Kyle Stowers OF Stanford University 6-3 200 L-L NR
At 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, Stowers certainly looks the part and in 2018 he started performing at a level worthy of the cardinal and white. Shaking off the cobwebs from a disastrous freshman season that saw him log just 39 at-bats over 19 games, he bounced back to post a .286/.383/.510 line and emerged as Stanford’s top all-around player. In addition to his potential to hit for both average and power at the plate, he’s also a strong defender in left field, where he has plenty of opportunity to show off his plus arm strength.
48 J.J. Goss RHP Cypress Ranch HS (TX) 6-3 185 R-R NR
Goss and teammate Matthew Thompson form arguably the top 1-2 combo in the nation for Cy Ranch, who is coming off a 32-9 season that saw them fall just short of reaching the state title game. For years it’s been Thompson that has received the majority of the attention, but as we round into draft season, it seems as though Goss is the better prospect, thanks to a more in-control delivery. The fact that he has a mid-90s fastball and one of the best sliders of any prep pitcher doesn’t hurt either. His commitment to Texas A&M shouldn’t be a problem as long as he’s selected somewhere in the first two rounds.
49 David Hamilton SS University of Texas 5-10 175 L-R 36
50 Isaiah Campbell RHP University of Arkansas 6-4 225 R-R NR
It’s been an up-and-down run for Campbell in Fayetteville. The burly right-hander has always had premium stuff, but has never been able to string it together for longer than two or three starts. Last season alone saw him put together a couple of dominating starts in non-conference play, implode against SEC opponents, get demoted from his Saturday starter role, and then bounce back with several strong performances in the postseason, including the decisive victory against Florida that sent the Razorbacks to the championship series. Campbell has always struggled with his weight, but after getting down to 225 last year, the coaches have him bulking back up to help him build the stamina to last deeper into games. Another promising development has been the addition of a changeup to his arsenal, which already included a mid-90s fastball and a curveball that flashes above-average.
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