When I began this series of rankings with the top 10 college baseball prospects, it was explained that I would be detailing “the top 10 college baseball prospects to target mid-season (and beyond).” As we embark on this incredible journey (which is a wholesome, classic film chronicling the beautiful friendship of dog, cat and dog again), I must forewarn you that we have officially crossed the threshold into the “beyond.” Yes, that is correct – I am indeed your tour guide, Michael Newman (as played by Adam Sandler), who will now use his universal remote control to reveal to you with 100% projection accuracy college prospects No. 11-25 as it relates to future fantasy output.

Before getting into the thick of things, I need to make two very brief and entirely unrelated remarks that will in no way provide any meat to the bones of this article. First, I apologize for the excess of film references I have made already, but don’t expect them to be curtailed any time soon. Second, if you truly have not seen The Incredible Journey, drop what you’re doing right now and buy it on Amazon Prime for $2.99. Best three dollars you’ll ever spend. Even better than the authentic George Springer banging stick I snagged off ebay for three measly bills.

As we dive into the latter stages of these rankings, one thing needs to be made seriously clear: with the exception of a few names on this list, the vast majority to follow likely fall under the category of finds for deeper leagues only. If you’re in a serious dynasty league in which the draft is primarily prospects and upcoming college guys on an annual basis, I would consider all of these players. Use the information given below and then draw your own conclusions about who to target based on the specificity of your league.

This list is top-heavy. I can see some of the names near the top, such as Kjerstad, contributing at the Major League level in the latter half of the 2021 season or early 2022. But for the most part, the names here are guys to get at a value in the tail-end of dynasty drafts while you wait for them to blossom. Many of these players are probably best-suited for a win-now roster looking to replenish their prospects and maintain a winning window long-term. By the time your talent is aging, then these players should be ready to take the torch. If you are already in the middle of a rebuild, I would focus on the Spencer Torkelsons and Nick Gonzalesses (how do you make a last name plural if it ends in s? seriously? help?) of the world, as well as the top amateur prospects still available in your league.

Without further adieu, here are your top 25 college prospects to target midseason (and beyond) in dynasty formats.

Future fantasy output rankings for college prospects began at the Top 10 Collegiate Prospects to Target Midseason in Dynasty Formats

11. Casey Martin, SS, Arkansas

Martin’s upside is completely redonkulous but he’s arguably the most raw talent in the entire top 25. He edges out Kjerstad for the No. 11 spot for the mere fact that he has the potential to contribute significantly across all fantasy categories in his prime. From a fantasy perspective, he absolutely flies, possessing 80-grade speed (Career: 24 SB in 27 SBA) and that comes with considerable thump in the bat for someone of his physical stature: 5’11” and listed at just 175 lbs. His hit tool is projected to be 55-grade at future value with the power not far behind at 50. Having launched 30 homers in 577 career at bats, he still manages to drive the ball out of the park to all fields and if you’ve seen his swing, you understand what has scouts drooling. Martin is a true athlete with 25-25 potential at the Major League level (room for more?), but his tools appear to be ways away from the Bigs. To be honest, I really like the player and the tape impresses me a ton, just be wary of his swing-and-miss game, as evidenced by a career 23.8 K% over 660 plate appearances at the collegiate level.

Bottom line: Martin projects as a future fantasy contributor in all offensive categories with some of the best tools in this year’s crop, but he’s raw and will likely struggle through the middle-to-upper minors before making his way into a Big League uniform. If he’s undervalued by your league-mates and you can restrain your filthy, millennial-infused instant gratification – pounce.

12. Heston Kjerstad, OF, Arkansas

I fielded a question last week about leaving Kjerstad out of the top 10 and admittedly, it was a tough call. It was like rolling up to a craft brewery, ordering a Bavarian soft pretzel to go with the house pale ale, then being asked to choose between spicy mustard and beer cheese as a dipping cause. Like, come on you sicko, I need both. Just like I would like to have a form of Heston Kjerstad in which that powerful left-handed swing comes with no concerns with the natural hit tool. Although such concerns may be overblown, they exist for a reason, so we’re forced into an undesirable position. In these types of situations, I usually go with the beer cheese.

At the end of the day, Kjerstad has some major holes in his swing despite potentially being the best left-handed power bat in this draft class. Although he projects as a 45-hit tool guy, scouts have his contact at a present value of 25, meaning Kjerstad has a lot of work to do in recognizing pitches and making consistent contact before his hit tool is Major League ready. I hate to beat this one dead, but he’s almost undoubtedly going to require more time in the Minor Leagues than a lot of other college bats for that reason alone. Nevertheless, he boasts 60-grade power that we’ve already seen through his first three collegiate seasons in which he batted .345/.425/.587 with 35 home runs and 32 doubles across 574 at bats. In watching more video for the purpose of his player profile, his complicated load actually began to concern me less, as he gets his hands in hitting position in plenty of time and his swing path is pretty efficient and direct to the ball for a guy who struck out 120 times during his first two college seasons. Kjerstad could easily be higher up on this list and would probably be ahead of both Garretts (No. 9, No. 10) if it weren’t for concerns raised by his swing-and-miss profile. Then again, it’s 2020, and everyone is either A) striking out every three at bats or B) quarantined at home making their own hand sanitizer in Ziploc baggies. I guess there’s also C) both.

Bottom line: Go analyze the swing for yourself and capitalize on the upside if you like what you see. He won’t ever provide many steals for your team, but should be a potential 30-35+ HR bat with decent on-base skills.

13. Cade Cavalli, RHP, Oklahoma

Beautiful alliteration…wake unto me… sorry – got lost in my own thoughts there for a second. Not only does Cavalli sport a pretty sweet name, but he’s an athletic guy who stands at 6’4,” 225 lbs. and was even a two-way player through his first two seasons in Norman. Cavalli was the top prep arm in Arkansas back in 2017 when he went in the 29th round and the young righty should see that stock rise to the first round in 2020. He sits 93-97  MPH and touches 98 MPH with a 60-grade fastball while also wielding a 55-slider and 60-curve to go with a changeup that’s been graded anywhere from 40-55 on the 20-80. The curveball is more of a power-curve that sits in the low 80s, while the slider has been referred to as a slider/cutter hybrid that has pretty serious velocity in the upper 80s. Another plus: the fastball has some major riding action to it, making it more difficult to track.

But all things considered, I’m still wondering why he didn’t achieve better baseline results during his college career – especially considering he’s built physically as a prototypical Major League power pitcher and projected to have front-line starter upside. I don’t know if that’s in the cards for Cavalli, who struck out 114 batters in 101 1/3 career innings (10.1 K/9) at Oklahoma with a 4.09 ERA and .253 BAA. He pitched to a 3.28 ERA/.238 BAA in 2019 in a 60 1/3 inning sample size, so he’s shown signs of putting it together and although he was hit fairly hard in 2020 (25 H in 23 2/3 IP, 4.18 ERA, .281 BAA) the strikeout numbers improved. Cavalli punched out 37 in 23 2/3 innings in the COVID-19-abbreviated campaign, translating to a 14.07 K/9. That’s 37 more people than I’ve ever punched out – side note: I have only ever been in one fight and it was in seventh grade and I hit the kid with a shovel. Snowball war got heated. But as for Cavalli, that’s a far cry from his career numbers and his 8.8 K/9 seen in 2019, and although that number would have in all likelihood come back down to earth with a larger sample size, I think there is something to it.

Bottom line: Although Cavalli has front-line starter upside and could evolve into a formidable fantasy weapon who eats both innings and produces steady Ks, the amount of contact he has elicited in the past raises questions especially given his clean mechanics, prototypical build and healthy arsenal. He’s a top 15 college guy to target without question, but comes with more uncertainty in terms of a Major League ETA (second half of 2022?) and concerns about his lack of deception.

14. Daniel Cabrera, OF, LSU

I’m higher on Cabrera than many others in the industry. I understand why – there are concerns if his 55-grade raw power will ever translate to enough pop at game speed (30-grade game power output vs. a future value of 50) and he’s been described as more of a steady bat than a spectacular one. Still, the hit tool projects at 60-grade and the swing impressed me (eye test is undervalued with college bats) more than many ranked ahead of him in draft pools. It’s a smooth, refined left-handed swing with plus-bat speed that should make it less difficult to make adjustments throughout his Minor League journey. Cabrera battled a wrist injury as a sophomore which limited him to a .284/.359/.516 slash with 12 home runs, which to me, pleases me more than it concerns me. I’d rather see evidence of the power considering the hit tool is more of a given. He finished his career with a .305/.392/.516 line with 22 long balls after going .345/.466/.500 in 2020 and although he’s an average runner (45-grade speed), he has produced a 6.6-60 in the past and could contribute 10+ steals (9 SB across 502 college at bats) in a full professional season for your team.

Bottom line: If the composition of your roster and draft strategy are better suited to wait and not waste heavy draft capital on prospects, sit and jump on Cabrera. I think the power potential is being understated and the swing is advanced for a college hitter. There’s room for Cabrera to be an above-average fantasy asset in the corner outfield and he shouldn’t kill you in steals. He might even help a bit.

15. Bryce Jarvis, RHP, Duke

I can’t even begin to explain just how excited I’ve been to rank Jarvis above dozens of other college arms that everyone else is ranking ahead of him. I have honestly no explanation for why Jarvis isn’t projected to go higher in this year’s draft. As my role model, Red Foreman, would say, “those kids are on dope.” In his second start of the season back in February, Jarvis threw a perfect game against Cornell, needing just 94 pitches to complete the gem while also managing to strike out 15 batters in the process. *Does some quick math. Frowns. Checks math. Brain explodes.* Okay, was this most efficient game ever pitched by a human being? 15 strikeouts and yet just 3.48 pitches per batter on average in the game? I mean, was there a single full count? Don’t worry. I looked. There was one.

As Duke’s ace and a junior in 2020, Jarvis finished with a 0.67 ERA with 40 strikeouts over 27 innings of work, equating to a 12.3 K/9. Walks? Just two. Think it was a flash in the pan? Perhaps you heard about Valderbilt’s Kumar Rocker throwing a legendary no-hitter against Duke in last year’s Super Regionals. Well, Jarvis battled with him neck-and-neck on the other end, lasting seven innings and allowing just one run to the eventual NCAA Champions. Jarvis finished the 2019 season with a 3.81 ERA, .239 BAA, 94 strikeouts and 37 walks over the course of 75 2/3 innings. Thereafter, he passed up playing in the CCL over the summer to work on pitch design at Driveline, as well as building strength at Cressey Sports Performance. He clearly took his pitching to yet another level in 2020 as a result and I’m buying that it’s legitimate. This year, Jarvis sat 91-94 MPH with the 50-grade fastball, which was up from 88-91 MPH in 2019. The breaking pitch is a 50-grade slider, but he’s also rumored to be working on a curveball. In the end, I love him most because the changeup is his best pitch, a 60-grade offering that may be the best of its kind in the college circuit. The command (60) is also off the charts.

Bottom line: Jarvis isn’t garnering as much buzz as he should be just yet, but he’s arguably as polished of a pitcher as they come in the draft and trending upward at present. Many may feel he doesn’t have the degree of upside of certain arms I have ranked below him, but I disagree, and kindly bite my thumb at them, sirs (and madams).

16. Carmen Mlodzinski, RHP, South Carolina

I’m a big name guy and for some reason, I just can’t get enough of Carmen Mlodzinski. I spent the first 45 minutes of today debating whether I should strut right into the courthouse and legally change my name to Carmen, then had severe flashbacks about a Carmen Sandiego computer game I could never beat as a child. Sandiego – also a dope last name. Surprised we don’t see more of those. C-Mlod is a guy who the season shutdown really impacts, because he missed almost all of 2019 due to a broken foot and many, such as myself, were excited to see what kind of numbers he threw out there in 2020. The good: it was a non-throwing injury, so that alleviates concerns about arm health moving forward. The bad: I just ate our last Toaster Strudel and we’re running out of both food and supplies. Actually not a joke. Something real that happened today. Oh, right.

Mlodzinski returned to the diamond this past summer to dominate in Cape Cod League action, pitching to a 1.83 ERA with 43 strikeouts (vs. just five walks) in 34 1/3 innings of work. That’s obviously against college hitters playing with wooden bats, but we all know the competition in the CCL is elite. C-Mlod’s heater (55/60-grade) sits 93-97 MPH and tops at 99 MPH, while his 50-curve has actually evolved into more of a slider that sits in the low 80s. The fastball often arrives with sinking action and the slide-piece, based off the velo, is more of a power offering. We don’t have a ton to go off of since Mlodzinski was limited to 81 2/3 innings in parts of three seasons (4.74 ERA, .266 BAA, 76 strikeouts) and the strikeout numbers were ugly in college, but if he can get on the healthy track and develop his 45-grade change, their could be a Major league caliber starter in here somewhere.

Bottom line: Mlodzinski should be a steal in your league given his non-throwing injury history, but I can easily see him being turned into a reliever as a team looks to focus in on that wicked fastball-breaking ball combo. Could mean a faster track to the Bigs, but could also mean a tempered ceiling, and there’s a lot of uncertainty here to make him anything other than a late dynasty draft flier or sly free agent pick-up.

17. Tanner Burns, RHP Auburn

Tanner Burns, whose name reminds me of the horrific tanning salon scene in Final Destination 3 (*stands up, throws computer in trash, cries, picks it back out, returns to work*), has not exactly garnered a clear consensus from the “experts” when looking at this year’s draft. As a result, I wouldn’t expect many to have him marked in even the deepest of dynasty drafts. Keith Law has Burns at No. 16 overall, while FanGraphs pegs him at No. 66 and MLB Pipeline serves as the mediator with a chair at No. 29. Burns owns a 60-grade fastball with life that sits 92-95 MPH and touches 97 MPH. The 50-slider is also a strong pitch that sits in the low 80s, but gets slurvy at times and it often appears as though he’s mixing between the slider, the curve and something in between. The changeup has also began to emerge and could be a plus-pitch (45/50). With a pretty smooth delivery and no real issues about command (50-grade control), Burns’ strong track record and repertoire should make him worthy of stashing in deep leagues. Over 188 2/3 career college innings, Burns pitched to a 2.86 ERA with 210 strikeouts (10.0 K/9) as Casey Mize’s replacement as the staff ace at Auburn. What’s more, he improved his K/9 each year of college, from 8.0 to 11.4 to 12.9, evidence that there is even more potential to be a heavy K contributor in the Majors.

Bottom line: There’s some durability concerns from a checkered injury history, but Burns is a fairly polished junior arm that should go in the first round come June and his arsenal makes him an interesting deep stash.

18. Patrick Bailey, C, NC State

*Vows not to make any jokes about the Irish or Bailey’s Irish Cream, then realize I’ve more-or-less already failed* Bailey provides a tough case to project as a future fantasy asset. The NC State backstop should be the first catcher off the board in the 2020 MLB Draft and has been ranked as high as No. 10 overall in the draft class by Keith Law. At 6’2″ and 195 lbs., Bailey projects to have a 45-grade hit tool with 50-game power and 55-raw pop that he’s already tapped into: 29 home runs in 477 career at bats. He’s a polished collegiate hitter with a mature approach, having drawn 86 walks against 93 strikeouts during his days in Raleigh. 2019 slash: .288/.390/.553. 2020 slash: .296/.466/.685. There’s really no question that he’s a true catcher and will do so at the Major League level (strong if not great defensively, plus-plus arm), so despite him being more of a new age catcher with athleticism, at the end of the day, he’s still a backstop. Yes, that means he could provide positive offensive fantasy output at a premium position, but it also means his ceiling could be capped by the demands of his defensive home. Remember, these are rankings for anticipated future fantasy output. In the real world, Bailey is a top 15 draft pick.

Bottom line: While he’s not as elite of an offensive talent as an Adley Rutschman or Joey Bart, he’s the best catcher in this class and profiles as an average-to-above-average Big Leaguer. Go see a therapist and decide how you feel about stashing a catching prospect before scooping up Bailey, which, by the way, seems to be the name of like 30% of dogs I run into these days. If you feel good about it, fix yourself a mudslide with Bailey and slip into a drunken sleep while you await his arrival.

19. Cole Wilcox, RHP, Georgia

Wilcox has some of the best stuff in the draft class, but comes with some, yup, you guessed it – concerns. First, there is the ever-present debate on his future as a starter vs. a reliever. Second, his delivery is a bit unusual and produces more hard contact than one might expect when taking his arsenal of pitches into consideration. Okay… why is he here? Well, I gave you the bad first, but there’s also a lot to love, like #MoreToLove. Wilcox has a 65-grade fastball that sits 94-98  MPH and can touch triple digits, which explains some of the questions about his future role. He has a pair of breaking balls in a 55-slider and 50-curve, both of which sit around the mid 80s. However, his 60-grade changeup represents his best secondary offering and completely falls off the table from time-to-time. I love a college arm with a nasty changeup, because I feel the young arms often fall in love with the heat and nasty breaking stuff, so the well-groomed off-speed pitch tells us something about his approach as a pitcher and his maturity.

Indeed, Wilcox is considered one of the smarter pitchers in the class who, despite the gas he has in the tank, is more of a pitcher than a thrower. Also, I read a lot about how his stuff gets hit around more than it should, with the fastball being heavy and eliciting more ground balls than one might expect, but then I looked into some of the basic numbers. And we’re talking Gretchen Wieners basic. No candy cane-grams for you. Wilcox gave up just 46 hits in 59 2/3 innings of work as a freshman, followed by 18 base knocks surrendered through 23 frames in 2020. I’m not a genius, in fact I personally claim to be incredibly mediocre between the ears, but that doesn’t scream inexplicable contact to me, especially considering he stuck out 96 batters in 82 2/3 career innings to achieve a 10.5 K/9. Would I like to see more missed bats? Always. Would I like to spend the rest of my days binge-watching The Mandalorian in my boxers and sipping iced chai? Always.

Bottom line: Many of the concerns with Wilcox don’t resonate with me and although I agree that the delivery is a bit of a wild card, that may be offset by his proven pitchability as it relates to his timeline to the Majors. The stuff is legit and although he could be a dominant reliever, the plus-plus changeup has me thinking he’ll be tried as a starter first and could become an above-average middle-of-the-rotation guy for your team – whether the K contributions go up, or down, I don’t know – but my guess is up.

20. Austin Wells, C, Arizona

More than 150 wells have been drilled in Austin, Tex. since 2006. You may be wondering what relevance that his to this profile, and the answer is none. But curiosity got the best of me and I figured I would spread the wealth of knowledge. This Wells has spent the last two seasons in Arizona and has exhibited a lot of maturity as a hitter during his short time with the Wildcats. Over 277 career at bats, he’s walked more times (63) than he’s struck out (57) while slashing .357/.476/.560 with seven home runs. Although he blasted just five long balls in 2019, that came with 27 total extra base hits. He has power to all fields (55-grade) and although that has translated to more of a gap-to-gap type of hitting profile to this point, there’s still room for growth. The hit tool is at 55 as well, the bat speed is a plus and the hands are pretty explosive to and through the ball. Many question Wells’ future home defensively, as he comes with a 40-grade arm and 45-grade glove, so he may be more of a first baseman or corner outfield guy in professional ball.

Bottom line: Wells doesn’t have the extreme upside as some other bats like Martin or Cabrera in my opinion, but he has a mature approach, is an advanced hitter for a draft-eligible sophomore and may have a quicker ticket to the Bigs than many of his peers. He will be overlooked in most deep leagues, but more worthy of your consideration, like another new well in Austin.

21. Gage Workman, 3B, Arizona State

Workman is a switch-hitting third baseman who can also play a decent shortstop, but that spot is spoken for at ASU by Alika Williams, who just barely missed this list. He’s got solid raw power at 55-grade that pairs nicely with a 50-hit tool and he enters draft season with a .298/.316/.471 career hitter with 14 home runs, as well as 51 total extra base hits across 460 career at bats. There should be room for the power to improve and for Workman to tap into more of that raw potential. Although an average-to-slightly-above average runner, Workman has 50-grade speed, swiping 15 bases over the course of his career. The major concern here is the approach and whether or not he can mature properly as a hitter. Workman likely represents a signature project for his future Minor League hitting coaches. Just look at that nasty OBP as it relates to his AVG. Workman’s 138-to-48 strikeout-to-walk at the college level don’t exactly scream maturity. It’s more of a four-year-old nephew screaming about not wanting to nap while placing his underwear on his head type of projection.

Bottom line: He’s a switch-hitter with significant raw pop, but there are glaring holes in his game that will likely lead to a lengthy stay in the Minors barring an unforeseen epiphany.

22. Jordan Westburg, SS, Mississippi State

It was difficult to include Westburg on this list and not Williams (again), but Westburg has more pop in his bat and I simply don’t know if Williams will ever provide enough from a fantasy baseball (not real world) point-of-view. Westburg is a 45-grade hitter with a 50 in the power column and 55-legs. No, he’s not a borderline millipede. You know what I mean. He hasn’t been the most impressive college hitter in his first three seasons, but at this point, I’m searching for upside as it relates to fantasy output and Westburg has it. He’s a career .285/.385/.317 hitter at Mississippi State, hitting 10 home runs (50 XBH) in 446 career at bats. He’s learning his way on the bases, with nine steals the last two seasons after producing zero as a freshman in 2018. In CCL action this past summer, Westburg slashed .326/.385/.516 with four home runs across 95 at bats with the wood bats.

Bottom line: It’s yet to be seen, but if his Cape Cod League performance is a glimmer, Westburg is the type of guy to look for as a high-upside, deep-deep stash. He needs to make a bit more contact and cut down the strikeouts a tad (or manage to keep them where they’re at while transitioning to pro ball) in order to get there.

23. Chris McMahon, RHP, Miami

I originally had Louisville’s Bobby Miller as my last non-Ginn prospect in the top 25, but I reviewed some more video and ultimately decided to take a break to clear my head. While riding on the back of Falkor through the land of Fantasia, I finally decided to go with McMahon over Miller. McMahon has gotten marginally better in each of his first three college seasons, culminating this year with a 1.05 ERA/2.07 BAA to go with 38 strikeouts (13.3 K/9) in 25 2/3 innings on the mound. He walked just five and command has been a fairly consistent trait for McMahon to this point, with 37 walks in 112 1/3 career innings. The 50-grade control backs that up, while the 60-heater sits 92-96 MPH and touches 98 MPH. While pretty much a three-pitch dude with a 50-grade curve and change, sometimes the former is inconsistent and can look like more of a slider. You’re probably looking at a second round talent in McMahon, but he’s a steady guy with feel and his 6’2,” 205-pound frame make him pretty athletic out there on the mound.

Bottom line: I personally love his delivery and the way the ball explodes out of his hand. He’s a sneaky guy to keep an eye on that would have likely shot up draft boards and been more beloved by your league-mates had the 2020 season not been COVID-19’ed.

24. Aaron Sabato, 1B, North Carolina

Sabato cranked 18 home runs and 25 doubles as a freshman in 2019 while slashing .343/.453/.696 across 230 at bats. Clearly, that line jumps off the page and his 55-grade hit tool and 60-grade raw power only exacerbate the drooling. Sure, there’s not much speed here and he’ll probably never provide anything in that category in the fantasy realm, but the upside from a pure hitting standpoint here is enormous. Sabato sits at the bottom of this list solely because he has only played one full college season and may elect to return for another. He may also spend a little added time in the minor leagues as a result of his lack of experience beyond high school ball. Despite that, the swing isn’t as raw as one might expect, stays through the zone well and is really under control for a guy with as much raw power as he possesses.

Bottom line: I love this bat and think it has potential to play at the professional level much more consistently and with more upside than maybe every other hitter on this list. Still, he only has 285 at bats at the college level and scouts were banking on seeing another full season of him in 2020, so it’s tough to say where he might get drafted (if he begins his pro journey at all). If he becomes available in your league this summer, he has incredible value as a sleeper prospect.

25. JT Ginn, RHP, Mississippi State

Ginn recently underwent Tommy John Surgery, but he’s draft eligible and I can’t keep him out of my rankings for the draft-year injury alone. Others have neglected him entirely, but he needs to be included here so I can draw attention to him and make sure you don’t forget about a guy who was previously taken in the first round by the Dodgers out of high school back in 2018. If he does indeed go pro, he won’t last long. Arsenal: 55-grade fastball (91-94 MPH, tops 97 MPH), 60-slider, 50-changeup, 50-command. The slider is wicked and has two-plane action, with some scouts grading it at a 70 and putting it alongside Max Meyer’s for the best in the draft class. If you check his video, you’ll see a guy with a slow, deliberate delivery and although there are obvious durability concerns, isn’t this the best time to have TJ?

Bottom line: Ginn shouldn’t cost you anything and if your team is a ways away from being a real threat, he remains a worthwhile deep stash with an absurd ceiling.

Also Considered: Clayton Beeter, RHP, Texas Tech; Slade Cecconi, RHP, Miami; Jeff Criswell, RHP, Michigan; Jake Eder, LHP, Vanderbilt; Chris Henry, RHP, LSU; Nick Loftin, SS, Baylor; Bobby Miller, RHP, Loouisville; Nick Swiney, RHP, NC State; Alika Williams, SS Arizona State; Jacob Young, 2B, Florida; Freddy Zamora, SS, Miami

 
  1. Harley Earl says:
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    Good stuff Hobbs!

    Appreciate the breakdown on Kjerstad. I’m not afraid! I’ll take the chance on that power being real!!!

    • Hobbs

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      Thanks, Harley! I think that’s a smart move and like I said in the article, I’m a fan of the swing and I think the natural hit tool will catch up. You may just have to wait a season-to-half-season longer than you might want.

      • Harley Earl says:
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        It is encouraging what you say about the swing and catching up. I figure you’re right. He’s going to take a little extra time for seasoning. I can wait!

        In my opinion, Kjerstad is the best bat Arkansas has had since Benintendi. But lookout, there’s a hitter that’s better than them both of them on the way. Freshman infielder Robert Moore, son of the Kansas City Royals GM. Moore is a pure hitter. Put him on your radar now!

        • Hobbs

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          I would agree with that assessment of Kjerstad in regard to Benintendi. Casey Martin is ahead of Kjerstad on this list due to the fantasy component and Martin’s potential to contribute 20+ steals in addition to the raw power.

          I do like the Kjerstad’s swing and believe it will play at the Big League level some day. I’ll keep my eye on Moore.

  2. Dong Show says:
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    Hobbs, does(did?) Kumar Rocker get any consideration or is he still too young/far out to project for your liking?

    This is great stuff!

    • Hobbs

      Hobbs says:
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      Appreciate it, Dong Show! Always great to have a good dong in the conversation.

      Rocker did not receive consideration as he is not draft eligible this year. However, he’s the early favorite to go No. 1 overall in the 2021 MLB Draft and will undoubtedly be within the top five of this list next year barring major injury.

      • Harley Earl says:
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        “Always great to have a good dong in the conversation.” … LMAO

  3. FreshCinders says:
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    I’m countin’ me some chickens with Cade Cavalli. He’s gonna cash in on his curve and cutter for certain as those characteristic pitches become consistently comfortable for Cade to deliver to his catcher. (Alliteration is also my favorite literary device.) Keep it coming’, collegiate chronicler.

  4. Hobbs

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    Thanks for the witty reply, FC! Happy to hear someone else shares my love affair for alliteration. Best of luck with Cavalli, but don’t sleep on Jarvis — I’d count those chickens while you’re at it, too.

  5. NICHOLAS R DILL says:
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    Very helpful, when will you release the high school top prospects and little leaguers to keep on the back burner?

    • Hobbs

      Hobbs says:
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      Thanks for reading, Dick Nill. I mean Nick Dill. At this rate, probably a heck of a lot sooner than you or I ever anticipated…

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