Thursday, March 22, 2018

2018 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 1. Brady Singer (Florida) – College Baseball Daily

2018 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 1. Brady Singer (Florida) – College Baseball DailyImage result for brady singer

If the draft were held today, Singer would likely be the #1 pick overall. He would be the "safest" pick, which means the one that would receive the least criticism. Another line about "concern over his mechanics or delivery". How do these guys get to this level with such crappy deliveries? IDK. The Perfect Pitcher Mechanics Theory lives on I guess.

Singer would be a great get for the Giants, if not there are two or three pitchers below that would be just as intriguing and we haven't even started to look at HS pitchers, like Ethan Hankins from (GA).

It should be an interesting couple of months as performance and injuries (or concerns) jiggle the lists around a bit. Stay Tuned.


2018 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 1. Brady Singer (Florida)

Number one this year might have been the easiest selection we've ever had. As soon as the College World Series was over last year, just about everyone knew Brady Singer was the best player in college baseball.

We already knew he was a great talent as the Toronto Blue Jays took him in the second round of the 2015 MLB Draft. However, a failed physical sent him to college (yay us), and he now has the chance to be the first overall pick.

Things didn't start out great for Singer in college as he had a 4.95 ERA as a freshman in 43.2 innings pitched with 38 strikeouts, 17 walks, 43 hits and a WHIP of 1.37.

He made improvements in the Cape Cod League that following summer posting a 0.82 ERA in 22 innings pitched with 20 strikeouts, 2 walks, 16 hits and a 0.82 WHIP.

But this past spring he took it to a whole new level with a 3.21 ERA in 126 innings pitched with 129 strikeouts to just 32 walks. He did allow 120 hits, which made his WHIP a tad higher than you would expect at 1.21.

He was a Second-Team All-SEC selection last year, and this year he's a First-Team Preseason All-American.

Singer has been able to dominate at the college level with pretty much two pitches, but his mid-90s fastball and slider are already plus pitches.

His fastball has a ton of movement on it running back in against right-handed hitters, and is slider is just as good as his former teammate's in Alex Faedo.

Obviously you would love to see him develop that third pitch, most likely a change-up, before getting to the next level. But what he has now is good enough to get out major league hitting.

His wind-up is a bit herky-jerky, which raises some red flags. But Chris Sale (although as a left-hander) has done just fine at the next level with a similar delivery.

Regardless of what happens at the next level for Singer, I love the passion and fire that he plays with, which is what makes the college game so great. That passion for the game combined with his talent makes him an easy choice for number one on our 2018 CBD Top 100 Countdown.

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Giants Top Minor League Prospects

  • 1. Joey Bart 6-2, 215 C Power arm and a power bat, playing a premium defensive position. Good catch and throw skills.
  • 2. Heliot Ramos 6-2, 185 OF Potential high-ceiling player the Giants have been looking for. Great bat speed, early returns were impressive.
  • 3. Chris Shaw 6-3. 230 1B Lefty power bat, limited defensively to 1B, Matt Adams comp?
  • 4. Tyler Beede 6-4, 215 RHP from Vanderbilt projects as top of the rotation starter when he works out his command/control issues. When he misses, he misses by a bunch.
  • 5. Stephen Duggar 6-1, 170 CF Another toolsy, under-achieving OF in the Gary Brown mold, hoping for better results.
  • 6. Sandro Fabian 6-0, 180 OF Dominican signee from 2014, shows some pop in his bat. Below average arm and lack of speed should push him towards LF.
  • 7. Aramis Garcia 6-2, 220 C from Florida INTL projects as a good bat behind the dish with enough defensive skill to play there long-term
  • 8. Heath Quinn 6-2, 190 OF Strong hitter, makes contact with improving approach at the plate. Returns from hamate bone injury.
  • 9. Garrett Williams 6-1, 205 LHP Former Oklahoma standout, Giants prototype, low-ceiling, high-floor prospect.
  • 10. Shaun Anderson 6-4, 225 RHP Large frame, 3.36 K/BB rate. Can start or relieve
  • 11. Jacob Gonzalez 6-3, 190 3B Good pedigree, impressive bat for HS prospect.
  • 12. Seth Corry 6-2 195 LHP Highly regard HS pick. Was mentioned as possible chip in high profile trades.
  • 13. C.J. Hinojosa 5-10, 175 SS Scrappy IF prospect in the mold of Kelby Tomlinson, just gets it done.
  • 14. Garett Cave 6-4, 200 RHP He misses a lot of bats and at times, the plate. 13 K/9 an 5 B/9. Wild thing.

2019 MLB Draft - Top HS Draft Prospects

  • 1. Bobby Witt, Jr. 6-1,185 SS Colleyville Heritage HS (TX) Oklahoma commit. Outstanding defensive SS who can hit. 6.4 speed in 60 yd. Touched 97 on mound. Son of former major leaguer. Five tool potential.
  • 2. Riley Greene 6-2, 190 OF Haggerty HS (FL) Florida commit.Best HS hitting prospect. LH bat with good eye, plate discipline and developing power.
  • 3. C.J. Abrams 6-2, 180 SS Blessed Trinity HS (GA) High-ceiling athlete. 70 speed with plus arm. Hitting needs to develop as he matures. Alabama commit.
  • 4. Reece Hinds 6-4, 210 SS Niceville HS (FL) Power bat, committed to LSU. Plus arm, solid enough bat to move to 3B down the road. 98MPH arm.
  • 5. Daniel Espino 6-3, 200 RHP Georgia Premier Academy (GA) LSU commit. Touches 98 on FB with wipe out SL.

2019 MLB Draft - Top College Draft Prospects

  • 1. Adley Rutschman C Oregon State Plus defender with great arm. Excellent receiver plus a switch hitter with some pop in the bat.
  • 2. Shea Langliers C Baylor Excelent throw and catch skills with good pop time. Quick bat, uses all fields approach with some pop.
  • 3. Zack Thompson 6-2 LHP Kentucky Missed time with an elbow issue. FB up to 95 with plenty of secondary stuff.
  • 4. Matt Wallner 6-5 OF Southern Miss Run producing bat plus mid to upper 90's FB closer. Power bat from the left side, athletic for size.
  • 5. Nick Lodolo LHP TCU Tall LHP, 95MPH FB and solid breaking stuff.