Prep Baseball Report

Noble Status: Prep Baseball's Top Arm

Shooter Hunt
Vice President, Scouting

Unquestionably, RHP Noble Meyer (Jesuit HS, OR, 2023; Oregon commit) is the best prep arm in the 2023 MLB Draft class, and the gap between he and top collegian, RHP Paul Skenes (LSU), might be closing as the season reaches its stretch run towards July.

The 6-foot-5, 200-pound right-hander at Oregon’s prestigious Jesuit High School has distanced himself from the pack and now stands alone as a sure-fire top-10 pick. Meyer’s been up to 99 mph with his first bolts of the spring, and he’s routinely turned in impressive outings – including on the national stage – and he seems to have elevated his draft stock with each subsequent outing.

His most recent performance on Tuesday was a two-hit shutout of a conference rival, and it might be looked back upon as the galvanizing moment that catapulted Meyer into the upper echelon of prep arms in recent memory. Meyer’s highest of ceilings was obvious to the hoards of important decision makers from MLB clubs as he prominently featured a full repertoire while striking out 13 batters against two walks.

Up to 98 mph in the first frame, the uber athletic right-hander still had 96 in the tank late in the game, when necessary, 

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