1. Akeem Bostick, Rangers, is a personal favorite and his success in the AZL is just the beginning. I haven't went big a lot on predictions in the past but I'm going to start to be more vocal when I really like a guy and this is one. Taijuan Walker is a potential outcome for Bostick.
2. Devin Williams, Brewers, has a long, loose, easy delivery. He shows a good change but his breaking ball lags behind. He is very athletic and has a very high ceiling.
3. Bobby Wahl, A's, looked very good as a freshman and sophomore in college but struggled this spring. I see him as a #3-5 starter or a back end of the pen type arm. Expect a little better version of Justin Grimm.
4. Hunter Green, Angels, had one of the better breaking balls in the prep class this year according to many. I didn't see it as good as others, though. He did have a very solid debut in the AZL and with his athleticism, I expect him to be deserving of this spot.
5. Luke Lanphere, Rangers, is young for this class and really jumped up this spring. In the Rangers system, I wouldn't put anything past him at this point.
6. Brad Keller, Diamondbacks, is all numbers for me. I've never seen him pitch, but I'm trusting GAPPER on this one.
7. Mike Lorenzen, Reds, has an elite arm which is able to get close to triple digits. He is a great athlete, one of the better athletes coming out of college this year, and many thought he would be an outfielder. I like him as a back end of the bullpen arm who should move quickly with his wipeout slider.
8. Tony Rizzotti, Padres, is a big framed righty that looks the part. He can throw in the mid-90's and has an excellent slider. He underwhelmed me when I saw him pitching for Tulane this spring but I was expecting him to be a top 3 round pick. He was a steal late in the draft and should at least be a big league reliever as long as he doesn't get hurt.
9. Dustin Driver, A's, is a physically maxed out arm that I fully expected to go to UCLA. He ended up signing with the A's along with several other high profile arms. While his season wasn't impressive, his potential to be a mid-rotation starter is.
10. Victor Gonzalez, Dodgers, is a 17 year old pitcher from Mexico with very good numbers. That is enough for him to be #10 on this list. Although there are many other good names below him, I prefer to trust GAPPER with the highest point rating from a player with a plus K rating.
Others I considered
Mitchell Brown, Indians
Chris Kohler, A's
Casey Shane, Indians
Nolan Sanburn, A's
Adrian De Horta, Padres
Billy Flamion, Dodgers
Kieran Lovegrove, Indians
Jeremy Kivel, Reds
Cole Wiper, Rangers
Soid Marquez, Reds
Sean Brady, Indians
DJ Snelten, Giants
Austin Fairchild, Royals
Jonah Wesely, Angels
Jake Mccasland, Giants
Josh Uhen, Brewers
|Adrian De Horta||Padres||18APA||175.0|
|Nick Vander Tuig||Giants||21BBA||0.0|