Mack Draft: – Adam Griffin, Tyler Anderson, Cole Green, Taylor Jungmann, George Springer

Adam Griffin , P , Forsyth Country Day, Clemmons, NC – Has good life on his fastball from a 3/4 delivery. Breaking ball has good movement but it may be better as a slider due to his arm angle. His change has similar movement to his fastball and he has good feel for it. Finishes tall, almost awkwardly.-  

Player spotlight: Tyler Anderson – Anderson is one of the top lefties in a draft class relatively thin in that department. His fastball sits 89-92, touching 92/93, and working most effectively to the outer half of the plate against lefties. His curve is an upper-70s offering with average depth and flashes potential as a freeze pitch. His slider gives him another look coming with low-80s velo and some tilt. He rounds out an impressive four-pitch arsenal with a solid change at 77-78 mph. There is some deception in Anderson’s high kick and arm action, though he can also get long to home due to each (1.76 – 1.82 seconds in game action this past summer). Anderson has a solid ability to repeat and a workable four-pitch mix that can be built upon at the next level. His probability is a bit lower than some of the top tier arms in the class, but there is plenty to like here. The Ducks ace could warrant 1st Round consideration with a solid spring, and looks to be a good bet to be off the board at latest in the supplemental-1st or early-2nd Round. –  

Player spotlight: Cole Green – Green turned down the opportunity to join teammate Chance Ruffin in the Detroit Tigers system, instead opting to return to Austin for his senior year. A battle tested college vet, the 6-foot-0 righty attacks with more polish than pure stuff, relying on a heavy 88-91 fastball and a quality circle change with fade and dive to keep hitters off balance. His breaking ball is an average slide piece, generally clocking 79-81 mph. Because his repertoire is merely average across the board, and given his less-than-durable build, Green likely projects best to the bullpen at the next level. For now, he’ll help anchor one of the most talented staffs in college baseball and work to show evaluators that he can miss a few more bats in the process. –  

RHP Taylor Jungmann Texas 6’6 200 – tall righty with above ave quality stuff. FB sits in the 88-92 zone but have seen him up to 96-97 before a few pitches when he rares back and fires his fb. FB down in zone with good sink and run in on RHH, must keep pitches down, fb flattens out up and out of zone. CB is true 11/6 down type with away break vs RHH and also solid straight change that has varying release points all pitches from upper 3/4 slot. Command is solid ave as is control. Has yet to fully fill out his frame which makes projecting this kid into a top flight starter in ML.  

George Springer – Connecticut – Springer’s name became nearly synonymous with UConn baseball in 2010. The sophomore centerfielder batted .337 with 18 home runs, 16 doubles, 62 RBIs, and a team-best 33 stolen bases. His efforts helped the Huskies to a program record 48 wins and their first NCAA Regional berth since 1994. He scored a team-high 84 runs, thanks in part to team-highs of 60 BB and 14 HBP and .491 on-base percentage. Springer’s 1.149 OPS also led his team. In 2009, the New Britain, CT native became the first UConn player ever to earn the Big East Rookie of the Year award after batting .358 and smacking 16 HR. Like Dickerson, Springer played for the Wareham Gatemen in the Cape Cod League after his freshman season and then played for the USA Collegiate National Team in the summer of 2010. –  


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