Analyzing the Draft League's 39 Draftees


Mike Rosenbaum
Senior Prospect Analyst

 

Contributors: David Shapero, Alex DaSilva, Trevor Madison & Brendan Kohler

Frederick Keys (7)

SS Alex Ulloa (4th round, Astros)

  • 4 XBH, 8 RBI in 11 G
  • 103.1 mph max exit velocity (EV)
  • 95.3 mph top 50% EV (average EV on top 50% of contact)


OF Mason Auer (5th, Rays)

  • 2 HR, 3 2B in 14 games
  • 96.2 mph top 50% EV 
  • 401.6 ft. max distance
  • 106 Hop+ score, FB 92-95, 17.8" IVB, 30.6% Chase



LHP Ronan Kopp (12th, Dodgers)

  • 1.46 ERA, .148 BAA, Draft League-best 46 K in 24.2 IP (16.8 K/9)
  • FB 104 hop+ score, T98.2 mph, 2500 spin, 18" IVB, 11" HZB. 52% Whiff
  • 45% Whiff and 2800 spin on secondary pitches; 16 pitches at >= 3000 rpm


RHP Luke Anderson (15th, A’s)

  • FB T96.5 mph, 92.9 avg, -5.8 VAA avg
  • 20%+ Whiff rate with SL, CB & CH

RHP Luis Guerrero (17th, Red Sox)

  • 28% K | 39% GB | 19% whiff
  • FF/SI: 14% Whiff, 19"+ HZB, T96.3 mph, 93 avg, 107 Hop+
  • SPL: 81 mph, 900 rpm, 64% Whiff, 11" HZB, 4" IVB

SS Hector G. Nieves (19th, Astros)

  • 92.1 mph max EV (15 BIP)
  • 40% Sweet Spot

RHP Kamron Fields (20th, Rays)

  • FB 93-96 mph (T97)
  • CH 87-89, 1800 rpm, 31.6% Chase
  • SL/CT 89-92


Mahoning Valley Scrappers (6)

2B Darren Baker (10th round, Nationals)

  • 2-for-4, R, 2 BB in 2 games

RHP Andrew Hoffman (12th, Braves)

  • 0.913 WHIP | 45% K | 7% BB | 0.185 BAA | 1.040 FIP | 20% Whiff
  • FF: 92.7 mph (94.7), 2350 rpm, 15% Whiff, 26.3% Chase, 101 Hop+
  • CH: 83 mph, 1700 rpm, 23% Whiff
  • SL: 82 mph, 2300 rpm, 28% Whiff



LHP Nathan Lavender (14th, Mets)

  • 31 K in 20 IP
  • FB 110 Hop+ (Top 15 in DL), 90.4 mph & 2147.6 rpm avg

RHP Cole Ayers (16th, Yankees)

  • 1.00 WHIP, 41/11 K/BB, .187 BAA in 30.2 IP
  • Top CB in Draft League, 81-85 mph, 2240 average spin on CB (max 2564 rpm), -4.6" HZB, -6.7" IVB, 39.1% Chase, 42.5% CSW
  • FB 90.9 mph avg (T94.5, 2576.7 rpm)


RHP Aaron Haase (17th, Tigers)

  • 20 K in 9.1 IP
  • CB 83.3% Whiff; SL 85.7% Whiff, 51.4% CSW
  • Top 15 Draft League Hop+ score (110), 92.8 mph avg FB (T94.8), Top 5 Draft League avg. FB spin 2492 rpm



LHP Jimmy Burnette (18th, Blue Jays)

  • 44/11 K/BB in 23.1 IP
  • Top slider in Draft League, 32.8% Chase, 41.5% CSW
  • 29% Chase on CH, 10" IVB and 16" HZB
  • 109 Hop+ score, touched 95 mph , pitch release almost sidearm so moves into RHH, 31% whiff rate


State College Spikes (4)

LHP Chase Watkins (9th round, Cubs)

  • FB T90.8 mph, 87.2 avg, 32.6% CSW
  • CB 73 mph, 2700 rpm, 14” HZM 
  • SL 79-82, 2600+ rpm


RHP Andrew Moore (14th, Mariners)

  • 42/7 K/BB in 24.1 IP (15.5 K/9)
  • 112 Hop+ Score (Tied for 5th in DL), T98.7 (Tied for highest in DL), 19.8" IVB
  • SL 80-84 mph, 42.9% Whiff
  • CH 84-86, 58.8% Whiff, 44.4% Chase


3B Damiano Palmegiani (14th, Blue Jays)

  • .304/.403/.482, 2 HR, 4 2B in 19 G, 74.5 Z Swing%
  • 94.8 mph top 50% EV
  • 40% Hard Hit
  • 20.5° LA on Hard Hits
  • 222.6 ft. average distance


C Kenny Piper (18th, Rays)

  • .723 OPS, 10 XBH in 31 games
  • 197.7 ft. average distance 
  • 404.2 ft. max distance
  • 96.5 mph top 50% EV
  • 19.7° LA on Hard Hits




Trenton Thunder (7)

SS Ryan Cepero (8th round, Royals)

  • .357/.419/.500 in 10 G
  • 53% Sweet Spot
  • 90.1 mph Top 50% EV


RHP Garrett Hawkins (9th, Padres)

  • 37% K | 2 % BB | 0.157 BAA | 2.660 FIP | 43% GB | 19% whiff 
  • FB 92.5 mph avg (T95.1), 2200 rpm, 18% whiff, 27% ball, 21" IVB, 4" HZB, 6.8 ft. avg. extension
  • SPL: 84 mph, 1300 rpm, 19% whiff, 10" HZB
  • SL: 83 mph, 2300 rpm, 20% Whiff, 10" IVB

RHP Jack Carey (11th, Pirates)

  • 10 K, .179 BAA in 8 IP
  • FB 91.7 mph avg (T93.8), 16.4” IVB, 101 Hop+
  • CB 78-81, 2800+ rpm avg (T3000+), 71.4% Whiff, 50% CSW

RHP Dylan Heid (11th, Orioles)

  • 37/5 K/BB in 21.2 IP (15.4 K/9)
  • Top Draft League FB, 109 Hop+ score
  • FB 91-94 mph, elite extension (avg. 7 ft), 21.7" IVB, 43.7% Whiff


3B T.J. Rumfield (12th, Phillies)

  • .748 OPS, HR, 5 2B in 22 G
  • 101.7 mph max EV  
  • 85.3% contact rate
  • 21.9° LA avg on Hard Hits 
  • 42% Sweet Spot


LHP Nick Mondak (18th, Angels)

  • FB 88.6 mph avg. (T91.1), 20.5” IVB avg, -6° VAA avg

LHP Sam Strickland (19th, Braves)

  • FB T91.2 mph, 37% Chase
  • CH 78-81, 41.7% Whiff

West Virginia Black Bears (7)

LHP Mitch Bratt (5th round, Rangers)

  • Tied-2nd in Draft League strikeouts; 44/15 K/BB in 28 IP (14.1 K/9)
  • FB T94 mph, 90 mph avg, 81.7 mph avg opponent EV, 35.8% CSW
  • CSW of 44.4%, 37.9% and 36% with SL, CH & CB, respectively
  • SL 44.4% Whiff, 65% strike rate
  • CH 83.5 mph avg, 1800 rpm, 51.7% Chase

RHP Michael Hobbs (10th, Dodgers)

  • 0.60 WHIP, .080 BAA, 29/3 K/BB in 15 IP (17.4 K/9, 1.8 BB/9)
  • 55% K | 6% BB | 0.080 BAA | 0.443 FIP | 52% GB | 23% Whiff
  • FB: 93.3 mph (T95.7), 2400 rpm, 23% Whiff, 32% ball
  • CB 80-83 mph, 90.9% Whiff, 65.5% CSW, 30.8% Chase


RHP Kobe Robinson (13th, Padres)

  • 20/6 K/BB in 11.1 IP
  • 108 Hop+ score
  • Fastball hit 98.7 (tied for first in DL), 35% Whiff
  • 43% Whiff on breaking balls


C Tucker Mitchell (14th, Rangers)

  • .868 OPS, 10 XBH, 23 RBI in 28 G
  • 48 total based (Tied-4th in DL)
  • 97.1 mph top 50% EV
  • 71.7% Contact
  • 92 net strikes stolen (2nd in DL)




OF Garrett Spain (15th, Blue Jays)

  • .327/.372/.536, 16 XBH, 28 R in 26 G
  • 56 TB (Leads DL)
  • 96.4 mph top 50% EV
  • 42 BIP over 90 mph EV (Tied 3rd in DL)
  • 81.3% Z Swing (2nd in DL)


RHP Madison Jeffrey (15th, Dodgers)

  • 16 K in 10 IP (14.4 K/9)
  • 105 Hop+ score
  • FB 94-97 mph (T97.4), 2300 spin on FB, 18.7" IVB, 28.7% CSW
  • CB 82-83 mph, 2500 spin on CB (max 2663 rpm), 30% Chase, 46.2% CSW


RHP Carlos Lomeli (17th, Pirates)

  • 0.80 WHIP, 11/0 K/BB in 8 IP
  • FB T93.8 mph, 2295.8 rpm avg, 29.2% Chase 
  • SL 82-84 mph, 47.1% CSW
  • CB 77-82, 33.3% Whiff

Williamsport Crosscutters (8)

LHP Eduardo Rivera (11th, A’s)

  • 95.7 mph max velo, 16" IVB
  • SL 61% zone, 33% whiff, 50% CSW


1B Jacob Teter (13th, Orioles)

  • Played in 1 game (1-for-3, BB)

C Michael Trautwein (13th, Reds)

  • 5 H, 5 RBI, 5 BB in 9 G
  • 104.6 mph max exit speed
  • 21.1° LA avg on Hard Hits



RHP Owen Holt (16th, Reds)

  • 18/4 K/BB in 14.2 IP
  • FB 92-95 mph 17.7" IVB, 35% CSW 
  • CB: 79-82, 38.1% Chase, 34.1% CSW
  • SL: 80-83, 61.5% Chase, 42.1% CSW

MIF Christian Olivo (17th, Cubs)

  • 346.7 ft. max distance

RHP Dominic Hambley (18th, Cubs)

  • 26 K, .159 BAA in 19.1 IP
  • FB 91.6 mph avg, 2300+ spin (T94)
  • SL 84-87, 36.8% CSW

RHP Tyler Uberstine (19th, Red Sox)

  • FB 113 Hop+ (T-3rd in DL), 92.6 mph avg. (T94.5), 2520.8 rpm avg (T2640.5), 40% CSW
  • CH 48.5% Whiff
  • SL 37.5% Whiff

RHP Troy Taylor (20th, Mariners)

  • 28/4 K/BB in 27 IP, .198 BAA
  • 105 Hop+ score, FB 93-95 mph, avg. 93.4 (T95.7)
  • SL 83-85 mph, low spin (avg. 1843), -11.9" HZB, -8.3" IVB, 61.5% Whiff, 31% Chase, 38.5% CSW



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