Handing out projection superlatives
Best prep off-speed pitch? Best college speed? We've got you covered
With the draft less than a week away, let's take a look at which of the top prospects own the best individual tools among both the prep and college classes. We added a separate division in a couple of categories that we think were both necessary and informative at the same time.
Prep level fastball:
Jameson Taillon, RHP, The Woodlands HS (Texas)
Taillon sits in the 93-97 mph range and has touched as high as 99 this spring. He has such a large advantage in velocity that he wins in this category despite having problems with a lack of fastball movement and the pitch flattening out on him more than occasionally.
Stetson Allie, from St. Edwards High School in Ohio, can touch 100 mph on the radar gun but typically pitches in the 92-96 range in order to maintain some semblance of control. It has above-average movement, earning the right-hander a runner-up tag.
This is a very comprehensive file, and it's a "clip and save" type, as well -- you can buy it now, then use it as a guide during the live blog on draft night. This literally tells you the key strengths of more than 20 draft-eligible players. Draft's first round is in six days; time to become an Insider.
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