2020 MLB Draft Player Notes: Ranking 76-100


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76. Luke Little (LHP, San Jacinto JC | Video)

At 6-foot-8, 245 pounds, Little is an intimidating presence on the mound – and that’s before he starts pumping upper-90s heat at you. Little made waves in the summer of 2019 when he took the mound during the Northwoods League Major League Dreams Showcase at reached 98 mph out of a tough slot while flashing a low-80s slider and changeup. This spring, Little reached triple digits, topping out at 105, in bullpen settings with an effortless arm action. Both the slider and the changeup need some refinement, but Little’s arm is as electric as anyone’s in this class and he has the potential to be molded into an impact relief arm.

77. Gage Workman (3B, Arizona State Univ. | Video)

Workman has a chance to be an impact defender at third and some feel he deserves a chance to hold down the six spot at the pro ranks, thanks to his plus-or-better arm, solid hands and above-average range. At the plate, Workman can put a charge into the ball and has 30 home run upside, but there is a fair amount of swing-and-miss to his game and there are concerns as to whether or not the big raw power makes it to 7pm at the highest levels. He profiles as a second or third round dev play.

78. Ian Bedell (RHP, Univ. of Missouri)

Bedell is a command righty with low-90s heat and a balanced repertoire that features three additional average to above-average offerings. His changeup comes with solid fade and deception, while his slider and curveball are both effective as freeze and chase pitches. Bedell won’t blow you away with his stuff, but he shows a high level of comfort on the bump and attacks the zone with each offering. He profiles as a back-end arm and should get draft attention around the third round.

79. Carson Tucker (2B, Mountain Pointe (AZ) | Video)

Tucker wasn’t the loudest performer on the summer showcase circuit, but showed strong growth in his spring looks with more power manifesting in-game. He utilizes a compact, contact-friendly swing to square up balls with regularity and has some natural lift that lend itself well to future extra base production. Defensively, Tucker has a solid chance to stick at short thanks to clean footwork, soft hands and a true first step. He’s only an average runner but shows good feel on the dirt and on the bases, helping the tool to play up.

80. Ryan Hagenow (RHP, Farragut (TN) | Video)

The 6-foot-5 Hagenow carries projection in his frame, and stuff, though his present arsenal plays well as is. His fastball comes with good sink in the 90-to-92 mph range and does an excellent job of avoiding barrels – particularly down in the zone. His slider is a tilted upper-70s weapon that grades out as average but shows impressive depth and could grow into an above-average offering at maturity. His changeup matches his fastball on plane and arm-side action, and while inconsistent at times could grow into a third average or better pitch. Hagenow looks the part of a a back-end arm, but there’s enough room to project a mid-rotation upside if you trust the pitches to bump up a half-grade.

81. Carson Seymour (RHP, Kansas State Univ.)

Seymour is a big-bodied righty who can work regularly in the mid-90s and reaches as high as 97 mph with the fastball. While the numbers from last summer on the Cape didn’t jump off the page, the stuff was apparent. He carried over that stuff to the spring, where he took the hill on Friday nights for the Wildcats and fanned over a batter per inning in his 20.2 innings of work. Seymour is a workhorse who can shoulder a starter’s load, but he’ll need to improve on consistency in execution in order to turn over pro lineups. Too often the righty can lose the zone – particularly with his breaking stuff – leading to higher pitch counts and extra runners. He’s a potential third or fourth round target.

82. Petey Halpin (OF, St. Francis (CA) | Video)

The Texas commit boasts a balanced profile, anchored by an above-average to plus run tool that plays up thanks to his heady play. Halpin has a chance to provide at least average defense in center field and could be an impact defender in right, where his arm would stand out. At the plate, Halpin shows good balance and feel for the barrel, and advocates point to some room for more power to emerge as his continues to add strength in his base and core. If he makes it to Austin, Halpin could step into a contributor’s role immediately for the Longhorns and he is a worthy target as early as the second round.

83. Cayden Wallace (3B, Greenbrier (AR) | Video)

Wallace impresses at the plate, showing flashes of a future plus power with a strong build and solid leverage in his swing. His approach is still developing, but the infielder has shown an ability to square up high level pitching at multiple events throughout the showcase and tournament circuit. Defensively, Wallace is still raw at the hot corner and there’s work to be done for him to stick on the dirt. Believers point to his strong arms and capable hands, while others see him as more of a future corner outfielder with the bat carrying the profile.

84. Hudson Haskin (OF, Tulane Univ.)

Haskin stands out for big exit velocities, big bat speed and lots of movement in his swing. There’s tons going on from load to follow-through, but Haskin makes it work thanks to above-average hand-eye coordination. Currently a gap-to-gap threat, there’s room for Haskin to develop over-the-fence production as he continues to mature, thanks to his bat speed and natural loft. He’s a plus-plus runner with solid instincts in the field and profiles as a quality center fielder as a pro. Haskin could go anywhere from the second to the third round and will be particularly enticing for teams leaning heavily on analytics.

85. Christian Roa (RHP, Texas A&M Univ.)

Roa is a big, strong power arm that can reach the mid-90s with his fastball and features a hard biting slider that excels at missing bats and drawing out-of-zone cuts. He’ll mix in a 12-to-6 curve as a weapon to change hitters’ eye level and the changeup is also at least an average offering. Roa can struggle with control at times, leading to walks and extra base runners, and his loose feel in the zone can cause him to be more hittable than one would expect based on the raw stuff. He has the repertoire and body to grow into an inning-eating back-end producer, but will need to tighten his execution to avoid running up high pitch counts at the next level.

86. Cam Brown (RHP, Flower Mound (TX) | Video)

Brown impressed throughout the showcase circuit last summer, including a loud performance at the Under Armour All-America Game and even better showing at the Area Code Games. A TCU commit, Brown regularly works in the low-to-mid-90s with his lively fastball and shows comfort working in and out with the offering. His slider might be his best offering, showing sharp bite and good angle and projecting as a potential plus offering at maturity. His changeup is still developing, but he shows feel for it, as well as an understanding of how to mix it in with the fastball and slider to help disrupt timing. Brown has looks like a potential #4 starter and depending on signability should be targeted in the second or third round.

87. Jackson Miller (C, JW Mitchell (FL) | Video)

Miller is an advanced defensive catcher, boasting athletic actions, good flexibility and solid footwork in his transfers. He has a pro build and should have no difficulty handling the physical demands of the position. Offensively, Miller shows a good feel for the strikezone, as you’d expect, and should hit enough to be a productive pro player. Should he make it to campus at Wake Forest, he should be able to contribute early on in his career, and it would not be a surprise to see him emerge as a top two round target when eligible again. As it is, he could get popped in the second round this year to a team that believes the stick is ready to tackle pro ball.

88. Jake Eder (LHP, Vanderbilt Univ.)

The Commodore southpaw has a starter’s body, measuring in at 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, with a three pitch mix that grades out as at least average across the board. His fastball is a low-90s offering that tunnels well with an above-average upper-70s curve when he stays on line. The breaker shows good shape and depth when he snaps off a good one, but can soften when he struggles to repeat his mechanics, leading to hangers and out-of-zone misses. His straight changeup sits in the low-80s and is effective when he maintains his 8-to-10 mph velocity delta off the heater. There’s some dev work to be done getting Eder more consistent in his mechancis and execution, with the upside being a future #4 starter. He fits as a third or fourth round target.

89. Casey Schmitt (3B/RHP, San Diego State Univ. | Video)

Excluding Max Meyer (who provided DH duties for the Gophers), Schmitt is the top two-way talent at the collegiate ranks this year, warranting second or third round consideration as both a bat and a pitcher. At the plate, Schmitt shows plus-to-double-plus raw pop and at least above-average playable power at present. He’s a talented defender at third with a big arm and soft hands, projecting as a plus defender at the highest levels. As a pitcher, Schmitt leans heavily on a low-to-mid-80s splitter with good tumble, which plays well off his low-90s fastball. He’ll mix in a slider as a third offering, though it’s inconsistent and lacks power. Schmitt is a slightly better prospect as a hitter, and could garner attention in the second or third round.

90. Nate Wohlgemuth (RHP, Owasso (OK) | Video)

Wohlgemuth doesn’t have traditional size for a hard-throwing pitcher, measuring 5-foot-11, 200 pounds, but he makes the most of it with a high effort delivery that produces mid-90s velocity with arm-side life. His best secondary is an above-average changeup he delivers with good arm speed and that produces plenty of empty swings. His breaker is a slow 11-to-5 bender that plays in the 74-to-76 mph range. He helped his stock with a no-hit performance in Jupiter and could be targeted as early as the third round. If he makes it to Arkansas he’ll turn 21 in time to be draft eligible again as a sophomore in 2022.

91. Tyler Gentry (OF, Univ. of Alabama | Video)

Gentry is a quality power stick with an aggressive approach that eats into his in-game production some. He runs well on the grass and has a good nose for the ball to go with above-average arm strength, giving him a chance to handle center field at the next level and the potential to be an above-average overall defender on a corner. He’s physically mature at 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, with most of the profile growth expected through a tightening of his approach and hopefully improvements in his contact rates. He fits well in the third round and is a value get if he lasts to the fourth.

92. Gavin Williams (RHP, East Carolina Univ.)

The Pirate righty has struggled to stay on the field at ECU but boasts electric stuff when healthy, starting with a mid-90s fastball that he elevates well. He pairs it with a hard upper-80s changeup that comes with good deception and dive, and can also mix in a developing slow curve with 11-to-5 action in the mid-70s. His bender is inconsistent in shape and depth, but at its best can play as an average offering. Williams spotty health and fringy third offering make him a candidate for the pen as a pro, but his impressive 6-foot-6, 240 pound frame and loud fastball/changeup combo should give him some latitude to prove he has what it takes to start. He could go off the board as early as the third round.

93. Jake Vogel (OF, Huntington Beach (CA) | Video)

A UCLA commit from a talented Huntington Beach program, Vogel boasts plus-or-better speed and an otherwise balanced profile, with power the only tool that grades out below-average. He shows good feel for the barrel and a quality approach in the box, projecting to an average or better hit tool. He runs and generally gets good reads off the bat, both on the bases and in the field. He has enough arm for right field but plenty of range and feel to stick in center, rounding out the profile. Vogel could be an impact contributor at UCLA if he doesn’t go high enough in the draft to buy him out of his commitment, and would instantly become one of the more interesting follows for the 2023 draft if he makes it to campus.

94. Parker Chavers (OF, Coastal Carolina Univ. | Video)

Chavers underwent shoulder surgery in December, sidelining him for the shortened spring season. The last extended looks evaluators got of Chavers came last summer on the Cape, where he flashed above-average raw power in batting practice but struggled some against premium velocity and breaking stuff. At his best, he can show you good lift and drive from the left side and he profiles as a capable defender in right field with an above-average arm. His talent could warrant selection as early as the third round, but he the current uncertainty surrounding the shoulder injury and the long layoff between meaningful looks could see him slip to the fourth or the fifth, perhaps forcing a return to campus to reestablish his value.

95. Corey Collins (C, North Gwinnett (GA) | Video)

Collins is a Georgia signee with big time power potential and an interesting collection of tools behind the plate that could be developed into an average defensive profile. Collins is at his best when he lets his power come naturally and can get into trouble when he tries too hard to yank to the pull side. He could emerge as a top 50 selection with additional development at Georgia and could go as early as the third or fourth round in this draft to a team that believes he’s ready to begin pro development on the defensive side.

96. Victor Mederos (RHP, Westminster Christian (FL) | Video | Video | Video)

Mederos impressed mightily at the Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field, last summer, striking out the side in his inning of work and earning MVP honors. The Miami commit is sturdily built and boasts a low-to-mid-90s fastball and above-average changeup that projects to plus at maturity thanks to his arm speed and the plane overlap with the fastball. His slider also has a future as an above-average weapon, flashing impressive bite and offering additional deception off the heater. Mederos is close to mature, physically, but there is room to tighten his stuff and execution, which could push his arsenal up a half-grade. He profiles as a future #4 starter with a fallback as a quality late-inning arm.

97. Colt Keith (3B/RHP, Biloxi (MS))

Keith has an explosive left-handed bat that can produce above-average raw power and regularly generates loud contact. An Arizona State commit, Keith projects as a contributor both in the field and on the hill, where he reaches 95 mph with his fastball and sits in the low 90s, but at present is a better pro prospect as a hitter. He takes aggressive cuts and blends present strength with solid bat speed as his natural catalyst. He fits neatest as a third baseman, but is athletic enough to log some time up-the-middle on the dirt or even handle an outfield corner.

98. Milan Tolentino (SS, Santa Margarita Catholic | Video)

Tolentino is a UCLA commit with an advanced approach for a prep bat and a knack for finding the ball with the barrel. He’s more a steady defender than an impact glove, but has a chance to sit at shortstop as a pro given his sound actions and instincts. A well rounded collection of tools, Tolentino’s overall makeup and feel help the entire package play up, and play well with evaluators in particular. He could go as early as the second round and would be a value target in the third or fourth.

99. Ian Seymour (RHP, Virginia Tech Univ. | Video)

The Virginia Tech ace is a well-built hurler that throws aggressively with a low-90s fastball, reaching 94/95 mph when he needs it. His best pitch is an above-average-to-plus changeup with good dive and deception, matching the plane and trajectory of the fastball alike. He’s still working to find consistency with his slider, but the pitch shows average often enough to project there at maturity. He enjoyed a strong showing on the Cape last summer, striking out 39 in 25 innings, then doubled down with a loud four starts this spring in which he punched out 40 in 20.1 innings while walking just five and holding opponents to a .181 BAA. Teams relying heavily on recent production could push him as high as the late-second/early-third rounds, and his overall profile fits comfortably in the third.

100. Beck Way (RHP, NW Florida JC)

Way made a name for himself on the Cape last summer with a big mid-90s fastball that reached 97/98 mph, though he worked more consistently in the low-90s this spring. There’s lots of projection left in Way’s 6-foot-4 frame and room for his breaking ball and changeup to further refine and better fill out a full repertoire. An LSU commit who won’t turn 21 until August of 2021, Way has a lot of leverage and room to grow his draft stock over the next two seasons. A team who wants to grab this dev play early may need to pay up to do so.