21. SEA – Drew Gilbert, OF, Tennessee
Gilbert has been a double star for Vols since 2020. He played very well in defense in the center and has a fast ball that can reach 93 on the hill. His arm played well on any pitch and he reads well with good instincts for solid routes on flying balls. On the plate, he is a solid fighter who can still make contact for 10-15 or more homers, despite his 5’9 ”185 lb body weight. It is above average speed and makes the right decisions when managing bases. He must be given a chance to stay in the center.
22. STL – Blake Tidwell, RHP, Tennessee
Tidwell, a 6’4-inch right-hander, is the best pitcher in a loaded squad in Tennessee. His arsenal includes four pitches, a fast ball that can reach 99, a regular Frisbee-type slide that sits in the mid-80s, a crooked ball that sits in the 70s, and a sink that sits low in the mid-80s and a side-shifting change. He plays off his plus fastball on every pitch. His change was his best swing and abduction pitch, although at Tidwell’s pace, every pitch is a good swing and abduction pitch. With a solid repertoire and playing in the SEC, Tidwell could have started a little higher than most prospects he played in college. This gives him a chance to get to the show faster.
23. TOR – Brock Jones, OF, Stanford
A former security officer for Stanford’s football team, Jones has speed, good power, a good pitch and average touch and goal strength. He looks like a .250 fighter with 20 homers a year, moving on major roads with 20-25 stolen bases. The rough spring this year has caused his shares to fall slightly, but his combination of strength and speed will naturally be of interest to many teams. Another red flag is his swing and abduction rate, which is the highest for him so far. In defense, however, he is healthy in the center field, jumps well on the balls and is able to find a lot thanks to his speed.
24. BOS – Logan Tanner, C, Mississippi
Tanner is the best defender in the project. His work reception could have been a little more polished, but there is an elite arm behind the plate. As a pitcher in high school, Tanner’s fast ball averaged 95-96. He makes a hard touch and handles the ball well, getting a good amount of extra basics. The only weakness in his game is speed. Its speed is much lower than average, but as a catcher, it should not affect it much. Tanner’s body was most likely completed at 6 ‘and 215 lbs.
25. NYY – Henry Bolte, OF, Palo Alto (CA)
Bolte, 6’3 ”195 lb. Autfielder Druw Jones and Elijah Green have a good place in the project until the first two players. His instruments are on the same level as both, but Bolte simply does not have the same level with them. It has great speed, medium power and medium contact, field and arm strength. When the ball hits the gaps, he can easily take an extra base. Bolte should stay in the center as a professional, because speed is a weapon and arm is not a problem.
26. CWS – Connor Prielipp, LHP, Alabama
Prielipp, who is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery, was previously drafted by the Red Sox in the 37th round in 2019. Following its commitment to Alabama, the coronavirus released a 0.00 ERA at 21 innings before the season ended prematurely. On his first visit next year, Tommy John suffered an injury that required surgery. Now, about a month before the project, he returns to the hill, throwing bullpen sessions for appraisers and scouts. There is a chance at least once before the actual project (most likely at the Draft Plant). His fast ball / slider / substitution arsenal gives him a chance to be a very good number two. His fast ball sits at 95, slider at 90 and change at 82-84. There is room for a tick or two more speeds, but given that he underwent TJ surgery, his belongings are now in the most difficult condition.
27. MIL – Andrew Dutkanych, RHP, Brebuef Jesuit (IN)
6’3 “/ 210lb. Surviving from Indiana, Dutkanych has four pitches in his full arsenal: fastball, changeup, slider and curveball. His fast ball and slider are his two best, followed by bending and change. but it is regularly 93-95, followed by a slider that peaks at 90 but often sits in the mid-80s. is still evolving, which is to be expected from the dominant high school cube.
28. HOU – Jett Williams, SS, Rockwall-Heath (TX)
Jose Altuve 2.0? To balance the age difference in the Astros system, it takes a 5’8-inch midfielder. His best instrument is his high speed, followed by solid touch, medium arm strength and pitch movement and finally his strength. For a 5’8 “boy, the expectation would be a lack of strength. Williams’ strength is “lacking.” Due to its size, its bat has enough pop. He makes hard contact, does not breathe much and is good at distinguishing sounds. The 18-year-old has a chance to almost run, but he could see the time in a second. His hands are fast enough to stay, it may just be a question of whether the team has another option that could be better in defense.
29. Tuberculosis – Jordan Beck, OF, Tennessee
Beck is one of the more balanced players in the project. His best tool is his arm, then his strength, speed and pitch are above average. His only secondary ability is to be in touch. His body no longer needs to be replenished because it is 6’3 inches and weighs 225 lbs. This combination of speed and power should serve him well on the plate, turning gaps into extra key hits on a regular basis. One of the areas where he can work more is his plate discipline and pitch selection. There are times when he is very aggressive and happy with the swing. The strength of his arm indicates that it may be best suited for the right field, but thanks to his speed and good jumps on the balls, he could look at the center at least when he was a professional. At UT, he played right, mostly because Drew Gilbert was Vols’ daily center-back.
30. SF – Zach Neto, SS, Campbell
Listed as a shortstop, but able to play anywhere, Neto is an anomaly of this class. He started on every pitch for Campbell. Its stroke mechanics are unconventional, at least considering the kicking and swinging of the foot. He found a way to make everything work. His ability to play in different positions and be crazy on the plate would be a perfect fit for him Gabe Kapler and the San Francisco Giants. Because he plays everywhere, his arm and pitch are at least average and his attacking tools are the same. He also has a medium speed, which allows him to play on the field. It will be interesting to see how it develops, given that it can move and is a swing that is extremely unfavorable to the next level.
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