July Draft Board Risers and Fallers

by Mason McRae   


   With nine players dropping from my top-fifty, it meas nine new players join the board. The first of those is catcher – Carlos Perez out of Miami, he’s an unknown prospect who has elite catch and throw abilities and a loose swing that comes and goes with power.

   Rising to 31st is Corner infielder and outfielder Ethan Long, a power projection guy that has a loud bat. The 33rd, 34th, and 35th spots all are held by newcomers as well in Mario Zabala, Austin Wells, and Justin Foscue (in that order). Zabala popped up  at the PG Showcase where he showed off his arm and legs, while Austin showed up via the Cape Cod league and his success in there. Foscue was hidden in a loaded Mississippi State roster and I came to see him after watching every one of the CWS game’s again earlier this week.

 At 37 is a standout from the USA Collegiate Team – Cade Cavelli, a hard throwing righty with command concerns when at his highest velo. At 44th is Jack Bulger, who was impressive in a High School Home run derby this week which included the likes of Zac Veen, Austin Hendrick, Blaze Jordan, and more. The second to last newly ranked player is a popup lefty in Kyle Harrison who has a low-90s arm with high upside.

 Finally, the last riser is shortstop Ed Howard who’s a prototypical five-tool player with a slick glove and aggressive swing. Now, here’s my second top-fifty board which started with my June one that was released last month. 






1 1 1B/OF Spencer Torkelson Arizona State
2 2 RHP Emerson Hancock Georgia
4 3 OF Dylan Crews Lake Mary HS
6 4 OF Austin Hendrick West Allegheny HS
19 5 RHP Mick Abel Jesuit HS
5 6 1B/3B Blaze Jordan DeSoto Central HS
9 7 OF Zac Veen Spruce Creek HS
8 8 RHP Cole Wilcox Georgia
3 9 C Tyler Soderstrom Turlock HS
21 10 LHP Nate Sevino Potomac Falls HS
10 11 OF Pete Crow-Armstrong Harvard Westlake HS
7 12 C Patrick Bailey North Carolina State
12 13 SS Austin Martin Vanderbilt
15 14 RHP Jared Jones La Miranda HS
20 15 SS/OF Casey Martin Arkansas
22 16 RHP Alejandro Rosario Miami Christian HS
16 17 RHP Max Meyer Minnesota
14 18 OF Daniel Cabrera Louisiana State
17 19 LHP Hugh Fisher Vanderbilt
11 20 C Drew Romo The Woodlands HS
26 21 RHP J.T Ginn Mississippi State
18 22 LHP Asa Lacey Texas A&M
24 23 RHP C.J Van Eyk Florida State
NR 24 C Carlos Perez Florida Christian HS
13 25 RHP Jared Kelley Refugio HS
29 26 OF Garrett Mitchell UCLA
23 27 OF Robert Hassell III Independence HS
44 28 SS Yohandy Morales Monsignor Pace HS
32 29 OF Parker Chavers Coastal Carolina
34 30 SS Tank Espalin Orange Lutheran HS
NR 31 3B/OF Ethan Long Mountain Pointe HS
30 32 RHP Tanner Burns Auburn
NR 33 OF Mario Zabala Int.  Baseball Academy HS
NR 34 C Austin Wells Arizona
NR 35 2B Justin Foscue Mississippi State
43 36 SS Freddy Zamora Miami
NR 37 RHP Cade Cavelli Oklahoma
25 38 RHP Jack Leftwich Florida
37 39 LHP Garrett Crochet Tennessee
39 40 3B Coby Mayo Majory Stoneman Douglas HS
28 41 LHP Tommy Manning Cardinal Gibbons HS
31 42 LHP Reid Deitmars Louisville
28 43 2B Nick Gonzales New Mexico State
NR 44 C Jack Bulger Dematha HS
40 45 C Corey Collins North Gwinnett HS
NR 46 LHP Kyle Harrison De La Salle HS
47 47 LHP Dax Fulton Mustang HS
NR 48 SS Ed Howard Mount Carmel HS
46 49 LHP Lucas Gordon Notre Dame HS
35 50 1B Michael Brown Vacaville HS


DROPPED OUT: RHP Tommy Mace (Florida), SS Drew Bowser (Harvard-Westlake HS), RHP Cole Henry  (LSU), RHP Gabe Shepard (Southern Miss), OF Justice Bigibe (Western Carolina), SS Carson Tucker (Mountain Pointe HS), RHP Nate Wohlgemuth (Owasso HS), SS Ty Collins (John Boscoe HS), and RHP Travis Sthele (Reagan HS)



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