Mack Draft: – Vaughn Covington, Taylor Jungmann, Dan Langfield, Henry Owens

Vaughn Covington, rhp – Covington is not on the roster, because he is injured. Had he been healthy, he could have been one of the top arms in this year’s class, with reports of him touching 96 mph in short bullpen stints last year. “He’s very special, but he’s sitting here with us with an arm injury. But that’s a real legitimate arm. Last May, in the Dominican, he pitched 90-92 as just a kid turning 17 and he spins the breaking ball really well. He’s a kid that I think will get drafted even though he hasn’t thrown a pitch all spring. He had Tommy John surgery in September, so he’s not going to pitch prior to the draft, but I could see him being kind of like a Chris LeRoux-type guy. But if he was healthy, I could have seen him making a bid for the top couple rounds. He’s that good and you’re talking 6-foot-5 and a ton of leverage in the arm.” –


Taylor Jungmann – Jungmann is a machine. Almost every time I have seen him pitch he looks like the exact same pitcher. He commands his fastball extremely well, and he does job dropping in a nice curveball. He also throws a good changeup, and in particular threw a very good one to Kolton Wong to induce weak contact. His fastball has some run to it, and is very difficult to hit hard since he does a very good job changing speeds and upsetting hitter’s timing. There is a little effort to his delivery and a noticeable head snap, but overall his arm action works well. He reminds me quite a bit of Anthony Ranaudo in that he throws three very good, but not great, pitches for strikes, with good size and a great natural sense for pitching.


Memphis got exactly what it needed and more from sophomore right-handed pitcher Dan Langfield. Langfield struck out 16 batters and allowed four runs on five hits in 7 2/3 innings as the Tigers captured a 5-4 victory over Kennesaw State. With the victory, the Tigers improved to 4-1 on the young season. Langfield has been solid so far this season, allowing just two runs in five innings against Evansville last weekend.


Henry Owens, LHP, Edison HS, Huntington Beach, Calif. – Skinny: Of all the players on display in Compton, Owens is the safest bet to be a first- or first-supplemental round draft pick in June. At 6-foot-6 and 185 pounds, he is rangy, projectable and most importantly, left-handed. Owens is crafty, keeping the hitter off balance by changing locations and speeds. His fastball sits in the 88-90-mph range but will peak at 91-92. Owens adds a tantalizing slow curve at 67 and his 74-77 change may develop into his best pitch. Committed to: Miami



2 Responses to Mack Draft: – Vaughn Covington, Taylor Jungmann, Dan Langfield, Henry Owens

  1. Jon says:

    It is impossible to read black on blue.

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