Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Scouting the 2017 Draft: Conner Uselton

Conner Uselton, OF, HS(OK).  B-R, T-R.  6'3", 185 lbs.  Conner Uselton is a potential 5-tool OF prospect out of Oklahoma.  To show what kind of an athlete he is, he was the starting QB on his HS football team as a freshman, then gave up football to concentrate on baseball.  He has close to the ideal baseball body, tall but not too tall.  Lean but strong.  Long arms and legs but not too long.  He has a frame which can easily support an additional 20 lbs as he fills out.  As for tools, he is an above average runner with a plus whippy arm that was clocked at 95 MPH on an OF throw.  He profiles as a future RF.  At the plate, he generates present power with tremendous bat head speed through the strike zone with a whippy swing.  It's a fairly simple swing but comes with some loading that may need to be shortened up a bit to handle high velocity pitching.  Definitely a prospect to dream on with some risk in the bat.  The comp that came to my mind seeing him on video is Jack Clark.


Updated Draft Board:

1.  Hunter Greene, RHP, HS.
2.  Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
3.  Alex Scherff, RHP, HS.
4.  JB Bakauskas, RHP, North Carolina.
5.  Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt.
6.  JJ Schwarz, C, Florida.
7.  Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
8.  Conner Uselton, OF, HS.
9.  Tristan Beck, RHP, Stanford.
10.  Brendan McKay, LHP, Louisville.
11.  Hagen Danner, RHP, HS.
12.  Alejandro Toral, 1B, HS.

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