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College Prospect Reports: Nos. 21-25


David Seifert
Director of College Scouting

The final day of reports on the top 25 college prospects for the 2019 MLB Draft. Below are Nos. 21-25.

Nos. 1-5
Nos. 6-10
Nos. 11-15
Nos. 16-20

TOP COLLEGE PROSPECTS

21 Michael Toglia 1B UCLA
22 George Kirby RHP Elon
23 Matt Canterino RHP Rice
24 Will Wilson SS North Carolina State
25 Chase Strumpf 2B UCLA

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21. 
Michael Toglia, UCLA
(July 15, 2018) Extra-large, developed frame. Noticeable presence as soon as he steps onto the diamond. Toglia saw quite a bit of time in the OF this summer but he’s a below average runner who projects long-term at 1B. Got down the line between 4.44 and 4.59 from the right side. Although he’s not a burner, he’s light on his feet for his size. Switch hitting ability enhances his prospect status. Simple, square set up from the right side. Subtle forward step to get into his load. Quick hands with a level swing. Bat path got steep at times when his weight fell forward too soon. Hands occasionally push to the ball and make it difficult to lift anything. Better hand path as a lefty with a level barrel through the zone. Stays in his legs more consistently. Flashed pull-side power with low effort. Overall, powerful college bat who is a threat from both sides of the plate. Likely early round pick in 2019. (D Jurik)

(March 3, 2018) Switch-hitting 1B with a calm approach, smooth swing and easy power to all fields. Upright and open stance. Similar to other tall hitters, he wants to get extended and prefers the low pitch, middle away. Drives it the other way with ease. Also showed the ability to fight off the inside pitches when pitchers tried to exploit his size/height. Looks like he will hit for both high average and big power ala Lance Berkman, but with a much smoother right-handed swing. He is a likely first round pick in 2019. (Seifert)


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