Kentucky Draft Preview

Nathan Rode and Chris Fuller

The 2018 MLB Draft will take place June 4-6. To get you ready, Prep Baseball Report is releasing state previews with notes on high school draft prospects in its comprehensive coverage area. For more information on the prospects included in the High School Draft 100, click on the links to the players’ profiles to view comments, news and videos.

Drew Rom, LHP, Highlands HS, KY (Michigan)
Gage Hughes, SS, Greenup County HS, KY (Cincinnati)

OTHERS TO WATCH: RHP Brendan Koester (Eastern HS, KY) has a fastball up to 92 with a sharp, high-70s slider and feel for an 82-84 changeup. He is committed to Kentucky. LHP Braxton Cottongame (Perry County Central HS, KY) is super athletic with a projectable 6-foot-4, 188-pound frame. He features a fastball up to 90 with feel for a 72-74 curveball. OF Rook Ellington (McCracken County HS, KY) parlayed his Super 60 performance into an impressive spring at the plate. The Kentucky recruit is a true center fielder who has run a 6.62-second 60 with arm strength and pop in the bat.

Related Content