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.
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.
*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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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