Sunday, April 23, 2017

2017 Giants Draft Prospects Database

Here is the database for all of the draft prospects that I scouted so far with updated grades and short description on them and future reports will be in this database as well. In case you are going to read the prospects that I wrote here in more detail, you can visit my works here and here in my blog as well as herehere and here in my work at Scout. Enjoy!


Tristan Beck  RHP

A draft-eligible sophomore hampered by a stress fracture in his back, Beck got a wiry body with huge projection and has #3 starter material with three potentially above-average pitches at best in a low-90s fastball, curveball and changeup and above-average command.

Grades: FB 55 | CB 55 | CH 55 | CMD 55

Blayne Enlow  RHP

Enlow's curveball is one of the best in this draft class but he could be over-reliant on it and even though his fastball velocity varies greatly from 87-94 MPH, it will pick up velocity with the aid of his projection but he needs to develop a changeup to be a starting pitcher material.

Grades: FB 50 | CB 65 | CH 45 | CMD 50+

Brendon Little  LHP

Transferred to junior college after having very little playing time in UNC and starring in the Cape, Little has a mature body and made strides in his mechanics to improve his command of his plus fastball-curve combo and if his changeup improved and be an average pitch, he could be a mid-rotation starter.

Grades: FB 60 | CB 60+ | CH 45 | CMD 45+

Griffin Canning  RHP

Canning is one of the safest picks in the draft as he's a #4 starter-type prospect with good command of a four-pitch mix highlighted by a low-90s fastball, 12-6 curveball and change that flashes above-average and an slider even though his mechanics are pretty unorthodox.

Grades: FB 55 | CB 55 | CH 50 | SL 50 | CMD 55

Corbin Martin  RHP

One of the best relief pitchers in the Cape, Martin started games more this season and the results have been mixed especially with his command but when he's at his best, he got a low-90s fastball with a plus 10-4 curveball and a solid average changeup that can allow him to stay in a starting role in pro ball or be a solid closer.

Grades: FB 55 | CB 60 | CH 45 | CMD 45

Jacob Heatherly  LHP

Heatherly is a rarity in this draft class as he's a HS lefty with a high floor that has good feel for his craft with a full bag of pitches highlighted by a low-90s fastball and a potential hammer curveball and below-average slider and changeup that can improve because of his command projection and he needs the two to improve to be a #3 or #4 starter.

Update: More reviews of his videos makes me think Heatherly has less command than I first thought has he's more of a control guy.

Grades: FB 55 | CB 55 | SL 45 | CH 45 | CMD 50+

Peter Solomon  RHP

The best pitcher in the Cape, Solomon got great stuff with a low to mid-90s fastball and a nasty pair of breaking balls while his change is solid but he is really struggling to control the strike zone with his repertoire that is hurting his wipeout stuff but with the right hands, he got as much as ceiling as any college pitcher and as low of a floor in this draft class.

Grades: FB 55 | CB 55 | SL 55 | CH 45 | CMD 40

Seth Romero  LHP

Deemed as a top 10 pick until the suspension hit him, Romero got a nasty fastball with and and Carlos Rodon-like slider combo that helped him have the best strikeout rate in the nation as well as good command but his weight should be constantly monitored in order to be a #2 or 3 starter and his off the field issues will scare plenty of teams.

Grades: FB 60 | SL 60+ | CH 45 | CMD 50+

Colton Hock  RHP

Hock has become the Stanford fireman/closer and for good reason as he got a nasty fastball-curve combo but his changeup lags behind and his mechanics needs plenty of work in order for him to be a starter in pro ball and he got a big risk but not as big of reward as a potential relief option.

Grades: FB 55 | CB 55 | CH 45 | CMD 40+

Clarke Schmidt  RHP

Even though he's a little undersized, Schmidt is one of the safest pitchers to draft where he fills the strike zone well with his power sinker that touches 96 MPH and flashes of a wipeout two-plane slider and developing changeup and average curveball which is a perfect role of a #3-4 starter.

Update: With him going under the knife, expect him to fall out of the first round but an aggressive team will take him in the early second round.

Grades: FB 60 | SL 55 | CH 50 | CB 50 | CMD 55

Wil Crowe  RHP

Fresh off Tommy John, Crowe's fastball velocity is back to the 93-97 MPH range with some sink, curveball with great depth but still inconsistent and a decent changeup and his command is coming back better than expected but some are afraid of his advanced age due to the surgery but his ceiling as a #3 starter is still present.

Grades: FB 65 | CB 55 | CH 45 | CMD 45+

Nate Pearson  RHP

The tall bodied Pearson has a special right arm that can pump fastballs up to 100 MPH in starts and his breaking balls are slowly but surely improving with his slider flashing above average and he got better command compared to a pitching prospect of his height but he carries significant risk to think he'll be a future power reliever.

Grades: FB 70 | SL 50+ | CB 50 | CH 45 | CMD 50+

David Peterson  LHP

Peterson improved greatly this season on all fronts where he improved his command significantly by tinkering his mechanics and improving his changeup where it flashed solid average to complement his above average or better fastball-slider and an average curveball and he's now a mid-rotation guy with high floor and some untapped upside.

Grades: FB 60 | SL 55 | CH 50+ | CB 45 | CMD 55

Shane Baz  RHP

Armed with above average athleticism and projection, Baz offers very serious ceiling with a low-90s fastball that reached 98 MPH this season but his best pitch is his cutter that acts like a two-plane mini slider and a curveball that flashed average and athletic mechanics that projects above average command as the same with HS pitcher, he carries a huge risk.

Grades: FB 60 | CUT 65 | CB 55 | CH 45 | CMD 45

Tanner Burns  RHP

Similar to Beau Burrows, Burns is an undersized pitcher with a mature frame and solid mid-rotation upside that pumps mid-90s fastball with downhill plane thanks to his mechanics and his hard curveball that flashed above average with late, sweeping break and a changeup that is developing but given his pretty advanced feel for pitching, it can be a good third offering.

*I first thought that it's a hard curveball because of the movement but plenty listing it as a slider but it's a curveball and looks like a knuckle curve.

Grades: FB 65 | CB 55 | CH 45 | CMD 50+

Tanner Houck  RHP

Even though Houck's performance and stuff came and went this season, the still sure thing for him is that his fastball is a true plus pitch no matter the velocity, whether it's low-90s or mid to high-90s because of its sink but aside from that, he's a mess with some issues with his mechanics and lack of plus secondary pitches so he screams reliever to me.

Grades: FB 60 | SL 50 | CH 45 | CMD 50+

Trevor Rogers  LHP

Rogers got the projectability, stuff and untapped ceiling to be a special talent but there's tons of work to be done but at his best, his fastball flashed plus in mid-90s with movement and a curve with sharp bite but the change is still massively lagging and the mechanics needs tons of cleaning to think he'll be a mid-rotation guy 5-6 years from now . 

Grades: FB 60 | CB 55 | SL 50 | CH 40 | CMD 45

CJ Van Eyk  RHP

Van Eyk kind of reminds me of Nick Neidert in a way that he's wiry with some projection that is more of a command guy and #3-4 rotation upside but what differs him from Neidert is the stuff where Van Eyk got a low-90s fastball with sink and a high-70s curve that flashed above average and a change that projects very well due to his arm action.

Grades: FB 55 | CB 55 | CH 50+ | CMD 50+

D.L. Hall  LHP

Undersized for a lefty, Hall reminds me of Kolby Allard because of the fastball-curveball combination that both flashed plus when thrown right and the changeup has some projection but the command is still inconsistent due to inconsistencies with Hall's release point but if he gets polished, he can be a #2 option in the Majors with significant risk.

Grades: FB 60 | CB 60 | CH 50 | CMD 50

Sam Carlson  RHP

With a prototypical pitcher's frame, Carlson projects more of a control pitcher with mid-rotation upside and three pitches that he can throw for strikes with a low-90s fastball with sink and run, slider with sharp two-plane break and a changeup that projects as above average as well but I have concerns with the head whack in his delivery.

*Update: Carlson's fastball velocity improved as he's now touching up to 96 MPH regularly while having the same plus sink.

Grades: FB 60 | SL 55 | CH 55 | CMD 55

Joe Perez  RHP/3B

Armed with a very live arm and tremendous athleticism with little mileage in his right arm and a good 3B prospect as well, Perez is an interesting pitching prospect with huge ceiling and a fastball that reaches 98 MPH with a slurve that projects above average at low-80s, giving him shades of the great Jose Fernandez but as much of a risk due to his rawness.

Grades: FB 65 | SL 55 | CH 40 | CMD 45


Hagen Danner

Plenty of guys like Danner as a pitcher but I like him as a catcher more with a ceiling of an everyday guy or more as he got a potential solid bat with capability to produce double digit homers but the selling point is his potential defensively behind the plate with good hands, plus arm and agility needed for a catcher.

Grades: Hit 50+ | Power 45 | Speed 35 | Arm 55 | Glove 55

J.J. Schwarz

Schwarz is struggling at the plate all season where the majority of his stock lies because even though he got the tools to catch, his arm strength is only average as well as his actions behind the dish and his ceiling is only a AAAA guy at best.

Grades: Hit 40+ | Power 45 | Speed 30 | Arm 50 | Glove 45

Riley Adams

A catching prospect that reminds me of Matt Wieters, Adams will stick at behind the plate and has the same ceiling as Wieters because even though he's 6'4" due to his agility, soft hands, and a strong arm and quick transfer and this season, he's starting to tap to his plus raw power and projects as at least 15 homers in pro ball.

Grades: Hit 50 | Power 55 | Speed 30 | Arm 60 | Glove 50

Mike Rivera 

Schwarz's teammate is the reason why he's not catching behind the plate and for a good reason, Rivera's skills at catcher are impressive with agile actions, average but accurate arm and innate leadership and game calling skills so he needs to hit for average to be an everyday catcher one day.

Grades: Hit 40 | Power 45 | Speed 25 | Arm 55 | Glove 55


Keston Hiura  2B/OF

I consider Hiura as the best pure hitter in the class with a plus-plus hit tool that allows him to maximize his solid average power but he isn't a fast runner and he had a UCL strain which limits him to playing DH but if he recovers well, sticking in the second base will maximize his value as a potential offensive star there though he might play in left field.

Grades: Hit 65 | Power 50+ | Speed 45 | Arm 45 | Glove 50

Jake Burger  3B/1B

The premier power hitter of the draft class, Burger possesses power to all field and can hit for a good average but even though his arm strength is a fit at third, his actions there are pretty questionable as the season progresses and definitely needs more work and if he doesn't, I see him moving to the other side where he still projects as a middle of lineup guy.

Grades: Hit 50+ | Power 65 | Speed 40 | Arm 55 | Glove 40+

Dalton Guthrie  SS/2B

Guthrie struggled to make consistent contact as the college season progresses which definitely hurts his draft stock but he still got the above-average speed will give him plenty of range in the infield and steal at least 15 bases but his arm will likely slot him at second base at pro ball as a potential everyday player if his solid bat returns to its glory.

Grades: Hit 45 | Power 35 | Speed 55 | Arm 45 | Glove 55

Jason Willow  3B

Willow is a contact-oriented hitter with good raw power in his frame, strong wrists and good range that will make him stick at third base and his speed is also better than I first evaluated him, giving him a chance to be an everyday guy but with a high risk.

Grades: Hit 50 | Power 40 | Speed 50+ | Arm 55 | Glove 50

Logan Warmoth  SS/2B

One of the safest picks in the draft class, Warmoth offers value all across the board as a potential everyday player or more with a line drive swing and natural loft that produces plenty of loud contact, above-average raw speed that gives him very good range in the infield and 20 steals a year potential, and enough arm strength to stick at short but will likely slot at second base.

Grades: Hit 55 | Power 50 | Speed 55 | Arm 50 | Glove 55

Ricardo de la Torre  SS

De la Torre will stick at shortstop long-term where he can become an defense-first player with good first step, plus speed and very strong arm but he needs to improve his transfer skills but the true value lies on his bat with a line-drive swing but he drags his bat and the whole body which clearly needs cleanup.

Grades: Hit 45 | Power 45 | Speed 60 | Arm 65 | Glove 50+

Adam Hall  SS/2B

Hall is a wiry player with five tools highlighted by his tremendous raw speed which gives him plus range all over the infield with very smooth actions but the average arm might suit better at second base and his bat has potential to be an average tool with line drive swing that produces plenty of hard contact, making him an exciting prospect with a high ceiling.

Grades: Hit 50 | Power 45 | Speed 65 | Arm 50+ | Glove 55


Garrett Mitchell

Mitchell has one of the best skillset in the draft class as he's one of he fastest guys in the class and he got above-average arm strength, raw power, and potential center field defense but there are plenty of people that are worried about his hitting ability plus his diabetes but his ceiling and floor is as high and low as anyone in this draft class.

Grades: Hit 45 | Power 50+ | Speed 75 | Arm 55 | Glove 60

Calvin Mitchell

He got one of the sweetest strokes in the high school crop and he got a mature approach at the plate and utilizes his solid raw power well but fringy arm strength and raw speed will relegate him to left field and some are even considering him at first base with his bat-first profile and an everyday player ceiling with less risk than a normal HS player.

Grades: Hit 55 | Power 50 | Speed 45 | Arm 45 | Glove 50

Michael Gigliotti

Gigliotti is not meeting the Ellsbury comp that was thrown at him after a stellar Cape, struggling to make consistent contact but has managed to draw more walks than strikeouts while still being the potential 20-steal guy and above-average center field defense but with the way things going for him, he has a ceiling of a defense-first player.

Grades: Hit 40+ | Power 30 | Speed 55+ | Arm 45 | Glove 55

Cole Brannen

Brannen is a true burner around the bases where I expect him to steal at least 30 bases a year and a terrific defense in center plus he got flashes of an average bat in full potential with a smooth swing and average raw power, giving him the tools to project an everyday player ceiling with chance for more. 

Grades: Hit 50 | Power 45 | Speed 70 | Arm 50 | Glove 60

Cole Turney

An offensive force at the plate, Turney got impressive raw power especially to his pull side with a smooth swing but he's still trying to figure out how to hit for average consistently but he fits well in right field with a strong arm and good speed and range in the outfield but he'll fit well in first base as a future middle of the order bat if he hits.

Grades: Hit 45 | Power 55+ | Speed 55 | Arm 60 | Glove 50

Conner Uselton

Very comparable to Bubba Starling, Uselton has all the tools to dream on as an athlete with a very projectable body, plus speed and plus-plus arm strength that is perfect for center field where he projects as an above average defender but his hitting still needs plenty of work and will determine his future value.

Grades: Hit 45 | Power 50+ | Speed 60 | Arm 65 | Glove 55

Adam Haseley 

Haseley has consistently produced loud contact this season with a mature approach at the plate and strong wrists and he can be a good defender at center with good range and strong arm but he could fit better in either corner and I still have a little bit of doubt if he can translate all of it in a wooden bat and if he does, his ceiling is an above-average OFer.

Grades: Hit 55 | Power 55 | Speed 50+ | Arm 55 | Glove 50+

Brian Miller

Miller has the same skillset of Steven Duggar but with less arm as a future leadoff man in the Majors with an above-average swing geared for line drive that produces hard contact and great track record with wooden bats, plus speed with great base stealing and improving defensive instincts in the outfield but with average arm and fringy game power.

Grades: Hit 55 | Power 45 | Speed 60 | Arm 50 | Glove 55

Kyle Jacobsen

Jacobsen has five tools to dream on as a baseball player with an easy swing with very good bat speed, quick wrists and solid average raw power, plus raw speed that gives him a chance to stick in center with a strong arm and improving defense, giving him a relatively high ceiling with tremendous risk and floor.

Grades: Hit 50 | Power 50+ | Speed 60 | Arm 55 | Glove 50

Daniel Cabrera

Cabrera has an simple left handed swing that projects average or better with direct path to the ball and feel for barrel and his raw power could improve with better conditioning, he could be a potential double digit base stealer due to his good speed and gives him chance to play at center but his average arm suits better at left where he's a bat-first player.

*Update: Cabrera has solid pure speed but he's slower than I first watched him in March compared to other prospects but the bat is showing better results than I thought.

Grades: Hit 55 | Power 50 | Speed 45 | Arm 50+ | Glove 45


  1. Wrenzie, these are a great resource. Thank you for compiling all of this! One player not profiled here is Evan White. What do you think of him? I think of him as a RHH version of Belt (back when Belt was a high-contact, more gap power kind of hitter).

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    1. I wrote him up in my top 200 which will drop probably in the first week of June and here's what I have for him.

      White is wiry but has good raw strength and is a plus athlete. His swing right now is relatively flat is more geared towards making contact and hitting towards the gaps but there's some projection in his frame to think that he will produce more power. He has improved his ability to draw more walks and has good approach. He runs fast for a first baseman and looks like he can steal 20 bases once he has refined his base stealing and overall base running. He has the defense that will win him plenty of Gold Gloves at first with excellent range, first step, soft hands, and a luxury of a strong arm.