Owen Murphy – RHSP Riverside-Brookfield HS, IL

Ht: 6’1; Wt: 190; Age: 18.8

Throws: Right

The Illinois native is an athletic arm with a repeatable 3/4 delivery and strike throwing abilities. He sits low-90s and touches the mid-90s. His best secondary is a mid-80s slider followed up by his curveball and changeup. It makes for a solid four-pitch mix. Murphy is a two-way player and talented football player too, with a sole concentration on his abilities on the mound he could offer even more. The Notre Dame commit should command a sizable signing bonus in July.

Projection: Round 2, Picks 30-60

Sterlin Thompson – OF Florida

Ht: 6’4; Wt: 200; Age: 21

Bats: Left; Throws: Right

A draft-eligible sophomore, Thompson has done nothing but hit well since arriving in Gainesville, he was impressive in the CCBL last summer. He has an advanced hit tool with above-average grades and is running a near 1-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Thompson has added muscle since joining the Gators but still only shows average pop. While he lacks the traditional power of a corner bat he hits for a high average and displays raw pop. He has enough arm to handle some third base but doesn’t have the footwork around the bag. Thompson is experienced at second, third, and all three outfield positions.

Projection: Picks 30-60

Zach Neto – SS Campbell

Ht: 6’0; Wt: 190; Age: 21.4

Bats: Right; Throws: Right

The soon-to-be-former Fighting Camels star shortstop has experience on the mound as well, but his future will be on the infield dirt in the pros. Neto has an advanced hit tool with a career 1-to-1 strikeout-to-walks ratio. He has more walks this season than strikeouts after posting a 1-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio in the CCBL last summer. Defensively, he has all the tools to stick at short long-term with a strong above-average throwing arm. He’s just average as a runner but maximizes his abilities with good instincts.

Projection: Picks 20-40

Spencer Jones – OF Vanderbilt

Ht: 6’7; Wt: 225

Bats: Left; Throws: Left

Once a vaunted two-way prospect an elbow injury ended Jones’ pitching career before it took off. This is the left-handed-hitting outfielders’ first season as a regular. Jones has shown an above-average hit tool posting 2-to-1 strikeout to walk ratios with average power. There could be more power potential there with seemingly untapped potential here. Defensively, he mans the right-field corner and has experience in center field and first base.

Projection: Picks 50-75

Cade Hunter – C Virginia Tech

Ht: 6’2; Wt: 200; Age: 21.7

Bats: Left; Throws: Right

The son of Mariners Scouting Director Scott Hunter, the left-handed-hitting backstop has emerged this spring as an everyday player. Hunter displays an advanced hit tool with power potential. He is an extremely athletic player and could continue to improve defensively at backstop. Hunter has posted pop times in the 1.8 to 1.9 range but has struggled to control the opposition’s ground game this spring. He will need further refinement behind the dish, but there are tools there to indicate he can stick long-term. If he moves off of catcher he could profile as a right fielder in the future.

Projection: Picks 50-75

Drew Thorpe – RHSP Cal Poly

Ht: 6’4; Wt: 195; Age: 21.7

Throws: Right

Thorpe has experience with Team USA and in the CCBL last summer which will only further his stock with clubs that prioritize the experience. On the bump, Thorpe sits low-90s and touches the mid-90s. He has one of the best change-ups in the draft class. The righty rounds out his three pitch-mix with a low-to-mid 80s slider. Thorpe displays a high arm slot and above-average control.

Projection: Picks 30-60

Thomas Harrington – RHSP Campbell

Ht: 6’2; Wt: 185; Age: 21

Throws: Right

The Fighting Camels ace features a low-to-mid 90s heater with a mid-80s change of pace. He rounds out his four-pitch repertoire with a slider and curveball. Harrington is an athletic former high school football player with a repeatable low-3/4 arm slot. He is a strike-thrower and offers upside as one of the younger college juniors available.

Projection: Picks 30-60

Josh Kasevich – SS Oregon

Ht: 6’2; Wt: 200; Age: 21.5

Bats: Right; Throws: Right

One of the Pacific Northwest’s most talented players, Kasevich has an above-average hit tool with advanced bat-to-ball skills The right-handed-hitting infielder has fringe-average power with potential for more. He’s just an average runner, but is an instinctual player at shortstop and could slide to third with plenty of arm strength and glove for short or third. However, he lacks the power of a traditional third bagger.

Projection: Picks 50-75

Sal Stewart – 3B Westminster Christian HS, FL

Ht: 6’2; Wt: 215; Age: 18.5

Bats: Right; Throws: Right

The Vanderbilt commit has a strong bat with potential for plus or better power outcomes at the dish. He’s an athletic third baseman and former high school basketball player. He has plenty of arm strength and a solid glove for third base long term. It is the power potential that will get the right-handed slugger drafted in the first two rounds in July.

Projection: Picks 30-60

Tristan Smith –  LHSP Rolling Hills HS, SC

Ht: 6’2; Wt: 200; Age: 19.1

Throws: Left

The Clemson commit is reportedly a hard sign and should be draft-eligible again as a sophomore in 2024. On the mound, he has a low-to-mid 90s heater and a high spin slider that gets above-average grades. Smith rounds out his three pitch-mix with an underdeveloped changeup. The lefty has a strong athletic frame and should continue to develop into a potential middle of the rotation type of arm.

Projection: Picks: 30-60

Max Wagner – 3B Clemson

Ht: 6’0; Wt: 200; Age: 20.9

Bats: Right; Throws: Right

The draft-eligible sophomore from Green Bay, Wisconsin emerged as a late this spring after massing double-digit homers in as many games. At the dish, he displays an advanced eye at the plate walking at a 1-to-1 strikeout to walk rate. It’s an above-average hit tool with potential double-plus pull side power. He’s a fringey defender at the hot corner and could convert to a corner outfield position with ease.

Projection: Picks 25-50

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