Mack Draft: – Adam Conley, Brandon Martin, Danny Hultzen, Matt Wisler, Taylor Jungmann

Adam Conley – Physically, Conley reminded me a little of Ross Detwiler from a few years ago, and I think Conley could enjoy a similar rise up this spring if he continues to pitch as he has. Conley is tall and lean with long wiry strong limbs. He has an electric arm, throwing from a low three-quarters delivery somewhat similar to Matt Purke. Also like Purke and a pitcher like Tim Lincecum, in which his intensity on the mound is clearly evident.


Brandon Martin, SS, Santiago HS, Corona, Calif. – Skinny: Martin is a fast (6.7-6.8 speed), athletic middle infield prospect with a nifty glove and a strong, accurate arm. To elevate his draft status he will need to improve at bat, which will entail shortening his stroke and adopting a line drive, all-fields approach. Committed to: Oregon State


Among the top performers of the weekend was Virginia left-hander Danny Hultzen, who followed up 10-strikeout effort with 15 more over seven innings on Friday night against East Carolina. He’s compiled a remarkable 25-1 K/BB ratio in 13 2/3 innings this season. –
Matt Wisler, rhp, Bryan (Ohio) HS. I really enjoy watching a young pitcher who can throw a hard, tight breaking ball, and has enough natural feel for the pitch that he can change its size and shape with intent. Wisler can do that like a veteran with a breaking ball between 74-78 mph. He is also a projectable 6-foot-2 and 170 pounds, pitches at 89-91 mph and holds his velocity well. I’m betting he throws harder in future. While Wisler isn’t nearly as polished as former Pirates first-rounder Bobby Bradley, who possessed one of the best breaking balls ever for a high-school pitcher, he has the same type of overall package.


(Taylor) Jungmann is off to the best start of any college pitcher, obviously, with back-to-back shutouts. He has dominating stuff, and he came out of the gate in midseason form, with great command of four really good pitches. He was a preseason first-team All-American, and I’m willing to bet he’ll be a postseason first-team All-American. He looks like the very, very early front-runner for College Player of the Year at this point. I think you’ve summed up Florida State pretty well. Very good lineup and a solid pitching staff. The ‘Noles aren’t loaded with overpowering arms, but they compete, they throw strikes, and I think the staff is deeper than it has been in recent years.


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