St. Petersburg, FL - 11. Deshorn Lake, RHP, Menchville (VA) HS
Lake had perhaps the loosest arm in the Trop and a very well-balanced delivery, throwing 89-92 MPH with consistency. His slider and change don’t stand out now, but project as average pitches.
12. Travis Harrison, OF, Tustin (CA) HS
One of the nation’s best pure hitters, the 6’1”, 215 pounder has big league raw power and an average arm.
13. Joe Ross, RHP, Oakland Bishop O’Dowd (CA) HS
Very loose-armed and with an athletic delivery, the 6’1” Ross threw 93 MPH consistently, but his curve and change are in early development.
14. Christian Montgomery, RHP, Lawrence Central (IN) HS
The powerfully built 6’1”, 240 lb righty doesn’t have much projection, but he’s a workhorse in the making who throws low-90s with a downer curve.
15. Henry Owens, LHP, Huntington Beach Edison (CA) HS
At 6’6”, Owens threw 88-90 MPH with a long, loose arm. The upside is high and he’ll be an early draft if he shows a feel for his off-speed.
16. Andrew Chin, LHP, Buckingham, Browne, & Nichols (MA) HS
Not many lefties do it as easily as Chin, whose delivery and arm-stroke are silky smooth. The rail-thin 6’2” Chin threw in the high-80s and showed the makings of a big league breaking ball.
17. Eric Holdren, RHP, Las Vegas Rancho (NV) HS
The polished 6’1” righty showed big league potential with four different pitches. He’s not yet a low-90s guy, but his pitchability makes him one of the most effective present-day starters in the class.
18. Billy Flamion, OF/LHP, Modesto Central Catholic (CA) HS
Though a little undersized at 5’11”, Flamion proved to be an advanced hitter who should hit al the way up. On the mound, he’s a high-80s lefty with good pitchability and the makings of solid off-speed.
19. Mason Hope, RHP, Broken Arrow (OK) HS
Projectable 6’3” righty threw in the high-80s and showed both a slider and curveball with promise. Easy arm-action and broad shoulders mean he’ll throw harder in his prime.
20. Joshua Tobias, SS/2B, Southeast Guilford (NC) HS
Mature-bodied 5’9” speedster hit line-drives from both sides of the plate and showed the potential to become a plus second baseman.
21. Hawtin Buchanan, RHP, Biloxi (MS) HS
Jumbo-sized righty (6’8”, 240 lbs) will one day throw much harder than the high-80s he showed in the Trop. Exceptional coordination for size, curveball will come when his arm gets quicker.
22. Ricardo Jacquez, RHP, El Paso Franklin (TX) HS
Jacquez has an electric right arm with a low-90s fastball and a hard slider. His athleticism and stuff gives him a chance to go all the way as a pitcher despite standing only 5’9”, 160.
23. Brandon Sedell, C, Plantation American Heritage (FL) HS
Committed to Florida, Sedell showed solid receiving skills and average MLB throwing ability. Sedell is also a good pure hitter with near-average raw power already at 6’1”, 208.
24. Benton Moss, RHP, Rocky Mount (NC) HS
Lanky 6’2” righty showed an advanced change-up and 89-90 MPH fastball. Signed with North Carolina, has arm-action to improve greatly as a senior.
25. Ryan Meyer, RHP, Oviedo (FL) HS
Lanky 6’5” righty has big upside when he gains full control of his long limbs. Meyer threw 88-90 MPH and showed the makings of biting slider.