http://www.baseballamerica.com/draft/gr ... -class-16/
That's BA's top 100 HSers as of 12/1/15. Already touched on Groome, he's the goods, but there's some other guys:
- #9 Reggie Lawson is my favorite HS RH so far. He's a John Lackey starter kit as far as the body and game goes. Could easily say Taijuan Walker too, but there's more finesse and nuance to Lawson's game than Walker. After Groome, might have the best fastball command in the HS class with the kind of size, frame, and athleticism teams can dream on. This is the kind of prospect who could take a leap forward, throw harder this spring, and become a top 5 or 10 pick. As is, he's similar to but an all around better prospect than Underwood coming out of HS.
- Ian Anderson, #7 there, might have the highest SP ceiling of all the non-Groome arms. He lacks Lawson's raw size, but has more dominance to his game with his curveball being a better strikeout pitch. Like Lawson, he shows an advanced feel for pitching already but has not made the velocity jump a HS RH would need to get tippy top of the draft hype (or more hype in general). If either of these guys had Pint's velocity but kept everything else the same, it wouldn't even be a contest as to who the better prospects are.
- Alex Speas, #14, has the fastest arm in the bunch and is that physical freak more comparable to a Taijuan Walker or Mike Kopech. Total wild card
- My guess for Rutheford comps will be the good version of Grady Sizemore. Moniak's more bark than bite. Nolan Jones and Avery Tuck are serious competition for not just top HS bat, but top HS player,
- Zach Hess is going to be a tough sign. He's a guy who could go to college and be the Max Scherzer of the 2019 draft. One of those guys who makes it work with a non traditional delivery. I do think he can work with that as a SP, just needs to get much stronger. He's a guy who could sneak into the back of the first or something with a great spring.
- Noooo waaaay is Avery Tuck behind 40 guys in this HS group. Tuck's closer to the top overall HS prospect than where he is on that list.