August Draft Board

by Mason McRae


As of now, my board has six-newcomers to the top fifity. Those players being High schoolers – Alex Freeland, Drew Bowser, Daniel Susac, and Victor Mederos. The other two are college players – Chris McMahon, and Jordan Westburg. Here’s a few notes on the six of them:


Alex Freeland is a switch hitting middle infielder who hits better from the right side. His hands work really well, but he has an awkward stride that messes up his swing. He has some serious power and a pretty swing. Defensively, he has a long transfer at short, and probably won’t stick there – meaning he’ll more than likely move to third.


Drew Bowser was in my June top-fifty and dropped in last month’s board – but now he’s back and it’s because of his smooth and quick swing with a line-drive plane. He projects as a corner infielder because of his frame but as of now is playing short in prep ball.


Victor Mederos is a 93 to 96 righty with a two-pitch mix, he lacks any dazzle in his repertoire. But his arm is fluent, his Curveball  has 11-5 action and is solid with some depth. He’s a big-bodied Miami kid who really plays the part of a soon-to-be MLB player.


Daniel Susac is a throw and catch player with some loud power, he’s got a special skill set that has gone unnoticed in a loaded prep catching class. His arm is his best quality, he had sub 1.90 pop times at the PG National Showcase and impressed.


Chris McMahon is a Righty from ‘The U’ – his stuff sits in the 94-97 range, he has a low effort arm and has thrown well in ACC play. His secondary pitches aren’t flashy and project him as a long-term reliever with heavy upside.


Jordan Westburg is a utility guy from Mississippi State. His position is unclear because of a loaded Mississippi State lineup that includes (also Ranked) Justin Foscue, who’s also a utility guy. Westburg is an old school hitter who laces balls everywhere and has a high average and low slugging. He has some swing and miss concerns – especially for a shortstop with zero game power.






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


Dropped Out: 1B Michael Brown (Vacaville HS), LHP Lucas Gordon (Notre Dame HS), SS Ed Howard (Mt Carmel HS), LHP Dax Fulton (Mustang HS), LHP Kyle Harrison (De La Salle HS), C Corey Collins (North Gwinnett HS)


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