Thursday, February 12, 2015

Scouting the 2015 Draft: Donny Everett

Donny Everett is a big stocky HS RHP out of Clarksville, TN.  He goes 6'2, 220 lbs and he throws HARD!  He was the hardest thrower measured by the Trackman system at the WWBA championships with a peak of nearly 97 MPH and an average of over 93.  He also has a curve, slider and change giving him the makings of a 4 pitch mix.  Physically, he looks a whole lot like Matt Cain.  Let's see….Matt Cain is from Tennessee, right?  Hmm…..  Everett is committed to Vanderbilt so will be a tough sign.  Would #18 money get it done?  I would think so.  BA only has him ranked at #34 in their early 2015 draft rankings.  Kiley McDaniel of Fangraphs does not rank him in his top 50, which I think is really off base after doing a lot of these profiles.  Personally, I would rank him as a first rounder and probably a top 20 pick.  I could see the Giants "reaching" for him at #18 if they think he is signable.  I am quite sure that if he drops out of the first round, it won't matter how high he is ranked because he will go to college at Vanderbilt.

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