Jackson Holliday – SS Stillwater HS, OK

Ht: 6’; Wt: 180; Age: 18.6

Bats: Left; Throws: Right

The son of Cardinals’ great Matt Holliday, the younger Holliday is a gifted hitter with advanced instincts. Holliday is a gifted shortstop with good hands and a sound glove, but he projects better to the hot corner long-term. At the dish, he displays plenty of contact skills and should continue to develop power. Committed to Oklahoma State, there’s a good chance he receives a sizable bonus after going early round in July.

Projection: Round 1, picks 5-15

Elijah Green – OF IMG Academy

Ht: 6’3; Wt: 225; Age: 18.6

Bats: Right; Throws: Right

The son of former NFL Tight End Eric Green, the younger Green is a gifted outfielder with big tools. Green is a physically gifted athlete with size and strength, he has the speed to handle center field but projects to right field over the long haul. There are swing and miss concerns here, but those have been tamped down with a good spring. He’s committed to playing at “the U” but there’s a good chance someone pays him handsomely this summer to get him into their organization. 

Projection: Round 1, picks 5-15

Brandon Barriera – LHSP American Heritage HS, FL

Ht: 6’1; Wt: 170; Age: 18.3

Throws: Left

The smaller framed left-hander shut down early to prepare and train for the upcoming draft. He was electric this spring with power stuff around the board. Barriera was popping gloves and cracking bats with a 99 mph heater that typically sits low-to-mid 90s. The lefty has a nasty mid-80s slider with a two-plane break and change of pace that’s almost as good as his breaker. He has a reputation for throwing strikes and displaying an aggressive mentality on the bump.

Projection: Round 1, picks 5-15

Daniel Susac – C Arizona

Ht: 6’4; Wt: 218; Age: 21.1

Bats: Right; Throws: Right

The younger brother of Andrew Susac, the younger Susac is a talented backstop, perhaps the best overall catcher available in the draft class. He is a solidly above-average hitter with discipline at the plate and power potential. Defensively, he displays a strong throwing arm and quality skills as a receiver. 

Projection: Round 1, picks 5-15

Blade Tidwell – RHSP Tennessee

Ht: 6’4; Wt: 200; Age: 21.1

Throws: Right

After missing the first six weeks of the season, Tidwell joined a red-hot Tennessee Volunteers club out of the bullpen. After making a few appearances out of the pen, he recently returned to the starting rotation. If he’s healthy the rest of the way he should solidify his position as the best (healthy) college arm on the board. His fastball sits mid-90s and touches 99, he rounds out his repertoire with an S&M low-80s change, a devastating mid-to-upper 80s slider, and a mid-70s curve. There’s front of the rotation stuff here if he’s healthy and to this point, he appears to be.

Projection: Round 1, picks 5-15

Cam Collier- 3B Chipola JC, FL

Ht: 6’2; Wt: 210; Age: 17.6

Bats: Left; Throws: Right

The son of former big leaguer Lou Collier, the younger Collier is one of the youngest players available for the class as a Junior College performer after graduating from school early. He displays advanced bat-to-ball skills with an all fields approach. There’s room for added power with maturation. He possesses a strong plus arm with accuracy to stay at third long term.

Projection: Round 1, picks 5-15

Jacob Berry – 3B/1B LSU

Ht: 6’; Wt: 212; Age: 21.2

Bats: Both; Throws: Right

One of the most talented offensive players in the draft class, Berry is currently without a long-term defensive home. He has experience at third base and is athletic enough for a corner outfield spot despite his lack of speed. Most project him to first base, but there’s plenty of arm strength if he plays right field. He has an advanced hit tool hitting for average, power, and drawing plenty of walks.

Projection: Round 1, picks 5-15

Jordan Beck – OF Tennessee

Ht: 6’3; Wt: 225; Age: 21.3

Bats: Right; Throws: Right

The Vols’ right-handed-hitting outfielder is a prototypical power hitter with some swing and miss tendencies. He’s drawn comps to Brewers outfielder Hunter Renfroe. Beck has an average bat with plus power. Defensively, he’s a right fielder with a plus arm and enough speed to work in center field on occasion.

Projection: Round 1, picks 10-25

Brock Porter – RHSP St. Mary’s Orchard Lake, MI

Ht: 6’4; Wt: 205; Age: 19.1

Throws: Right

Armed with a four-pitch mix the right-hander can attack hitters with variety or velocity. Porter sits mid-90s and can touch 100 mph. He has one of the best change-ups in the draft class followed up with an above-average slider and his curveball. The Clemson commit is an older arm with effort in his delivery, but there’s a chance for a middle-of-the-rotation or better arm with continued development.

Projection: Round 1, picks 10-25

Jud Fabian – CF Florida

Ht: 6’2; Wt: 195; Age: 21.8

Bats: Right; Throws: Left

The soon-to-be-former Gators center fielder returned to school after declining the Boston Red Sox signing bonus offer in 2021. Fabian displays plus power potential with a fringe-average to average hit tool. S&M will be part of his game, but he’s improved his K-rates this spring drawing more walks than punchouts generated. He’s an excellent defender in center field with above-average speed. With 4 seasons of high-level experience in the SEC, Fabian should track quickly through the minors upon arrival. He should be a solid mid-round one selection in July.

Projection: Round 1, picks 10-25 

Andrew Dutkanych – RHSP Brebeuf Jesuit Prep, IN

Ht: 6’3; Wt: 210; Age: 18.9

Throws: Right

The Indiana native possesses a quality four-pitch mix with potentially three plus pitches rounding out his repertoire. His fastball sits mid-90s and touches 97 followed up with a slider that touches 90. He features a top-to-bottom power curveball in the mid-70s and the least of pitches, his sinking low-80s changeup. It’s a strong frame with some effort in the delivery. He’s a Vanderbilt commit which should have a handsome price tag attached to his name come July.

Projection: Round 1, picks 10-25

Gavin Cross – OF Virginia Tech

Ht: 6’3; Wt: 210; Age: 21.5

Bats: Left; Throws: Left

The soon-to-be-former Hokies outfielder has experience at first base, center, and the corner spots. He lacks the speed to handle center field as he ascends the minors, but versatility never hurts. He has an above-average hit tool with similar power potential. Cross has shown improved plate discipline this spring with a hair more walks than strikeouts. 

Projection: Round 1, picks 10-25

Chase DeLauter – OF James Madison

Ht: 6’4; Wt: 235; Age: 20.7

Bats: Left; Throws: Left

The talented outfielder had top five hype entering the season, but it’s been a roller-coaster ride to this point. He started slowly before catching fire and then breaking his foot and missing time. He isn’t back yet from the injury but should be available soon based on early reports. At the dish, there’s a chance for a plus hit tool, but there are some concerns with the timing mechanism he utilizes with a back footstep and swing. The soon-to-be-former Bulldogs outfielder shows off plus power potential with a good approach at the plate—he has more career walks than strikeouts. Unusually athletic for his size, DeLauter displays above-average in-game speed and similar arm strength from the outfield. The whole blend offers plenty of intrigue from the young for the draft class outfielder. He could be a model-driven darling with excellent numbers across the board and a strong performance on Cape Cod in 2021.

Projection: Round 1, picks 10-25

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