Sunday, November 6, 2016
Scouting the 2017 Draft: Hagen Danner
Hagen Danner is a 6'2", 185 lbs. RHP out of Huntington Beach, CA. Hit and pitched for a team that won the Little League World Series when he was 12 years old. He's a 2-way player for Huntington Beach HS piching and catching, but most scouting reports emphasize his pitching. He has a conventional windup and delivery with a high 3/4 release point. The FB gets up to 94 MPH and he has a nice curveball and a developing changeup to go with it. He is listed as a top 10 2017 draft talent on most early boards, but is committed to UCLA. Honestly, if I didn't know he was listed that high, I would say he should go to school. I know you can't turn down top 10 money, but he just looks like a college pitcher to me, someone who might be a top 10 pick in 3 years if he gains some strength and velocity and polishes his game.