I've got 6 of the 8 from the San Jacinto program down:
Luke Little LHP
Mitchell Parker LHP - Originally drafted by the Cubs out of HS in 2018
Jake Hymel RHP
Jack Neeley RHP
Brandon Birdsell RHP
Cole McMilan LHP
I think Hymel's got top 5 round potential too and Parker's got the arm strength for it...Jackson Rutledge, a first round pick with the Nats in 2019, was with the program in 2019...All these guys pitched in the Fall
----https://www.mlb.com/news/nick-bitsko-el ... lassifying
Nick Bitsko was thought to be one of the most talented high school arms for 2021. But the Bucks County East High School (Doylestown, Pa.) product will graduate early. That will make the 17-year-old eligible for the 2020 Draft.
Bitsko stands big, at 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, with plenty of projection and now stuff. He stood out particularly at the East Coast Pro Showcase over the summer, but has shown consistent ability at every stop. The right-hander was up to 96-97 mph at East Coast Pro, with all fastballs in the 92- to 96-mph range. He combines it with a hard breaking ball that shows plus shape, thrown in the 78- to 82-mph range, getting a lot of swings and misses. While he doesn’t throw it as much, he does have solid feel for a changeup. Bitsko isn’t pure power, either, showing the ability to throw all three pitches for strikes with a chance for future plus command.
Bitsko is athletic and a solid high school hitter as well, though his future is most certainly on the mound, where at least one scout sees Justin Verlander-type potential if he can reach his very high ceiling.
As much as I like Mick Abel, and it's much for a HS RHSP, this guy's got Cole/Verlander/Fernandez dims so this new guy I just heard of please...I can't find that one really good in depth look at draft demographics from maybe 2013 but the Cubs are in a pretty good range of picks for top shelf HS arms. Recent selection at just pick 16 include Giolito and Liberatore, both guys considered the best HS pitcher in their drafts pretty early on. Get this guy, get Fulton later, don't mess up Gallardo, and have Ryan Jensen run through the minors this year to make all this developing pitching nonsense go away please
FGs has him at 16
Ed Howard or Cristian Hernandez IFA?
Kiley McDaniel: Reasonably close, lean Howard