toonsterwu wrote:I've actually been somewhat stunned at Adam Haseley's meteoric rise up the charts. At one point last year, I really wondered if he would be a better pitcher than a hitter, but now, he's supposed to be the top college OF? I get why (the numbers are stunning this year, but most importantly, the power development), but it's been a huge shock. I'm not absolutely convinced that he's a CF at the next level (long term that is, could see it in his youth perhaps).
Not a lot of advanced college bats this yr besides B. McKay (who might go as a LHP) so I think that helps explain it? I like A. Haseley too, but it is a little weird that he is the top college OF. Definitely get some T. Crowe vibes and reminds me of other advanced college bats that were 'tweeners. He should end up being better than T. Crowe (I think).
I don't like the hitting prospects on either the HS or college side in this draft class. Actually the one hitter who has really impressed me is A. Toral, who I believe is committed to U of Miami. Great swing, but he's a first baseman all the way meaning he has to hit. I doubt this current Cubs FO would value HS 1B/DH prospects like D. Vogelbach or A. Toral that highly since that demographic is so risky.
I do like N. Pearson and D. Tillo as pitching prospects at the Juco level. Pearson is really impressing me, but I didn't know he was rising all the way into 1st round consideration. That would be a great choice.