Friday, December 16, 2016

Scouting the 2017 Draft: Colton Hock

Colton Hock, RHP.  6'5", 220 lbs.  Stanford.

2015:  0-2, 5.25, 36 IP, 20 BB, 24 K.
2016:  4-5, 2.03, 57.2 IP, 24 BB, 61 K.
2016(CCL):  1-4, 3.44, 36.2 IP, 11 BB, 31 K.

Colton Hock has pitched out of the bullpen for Stanford the past 2 college seasons.  He started 2 games for the Cardinal last year.  He's been listed in the 20-25 range in several early 2017 draft rankings and at least one early mock draft has him going to the Giants at #21(they've since improved their draft position to #19).  He was used as a SP on the Cape Cod League this past summer and put up pretty good peripheral numbers with an improved walk rate being the most impressive.  He's got a big strong starter's body.  What's kept him in the bullpen is a two pitch mix of a mid-90's FB and a nice curveball. His velocity dipped into the 92-93 MPH range while starting on the Cape, so he really needs to develop at least 1 more at least average pitch to think about starting in the pros.  Still, he has a big league body and a big league fastball.  Theoretically, you can teach the rest.

I was hoping to find a nice sleeper prospect here, but he looks like…..a college closer to me!  I'll add him to the bottom of my draft board but I expect him to move down as I add names.


DrB's Updated 2017 Draft Board:

1.  Jordan Adell, OF, HS
2.  Mark Vientos, SS, HS
3.  Hunter Greene, RHP, HS
4.  Tanner Houck, RHP, College(Missouri)
5.  JB Bakauskas, RHP, College(North Carolina)
6.  Jeren Kendall, OF, College(Vanderbilt)
7.  JJ Schwarz, OF, College(Florida)
8.  Alex Faedo, RHP, College(Florida)
9.  Kyle Wright, RHP, College(Vanderbilt)
10.  Alex Lange, RHP, College(LSU)
11.  Alex Scherff, RHP, HS
12.  Hans Crouse, RHP, HS
13.  DL Hall, LHP, HS
14.  Conner Uselton, OF, HS
15.  Royce Lewis, SS/OF, HS
16.  Tristan Beck, RHP, College(Stanford)
17.  Brandon McKay, LHP, College(Louisville)
19.  Hagen Danner, RHP, HS
20.  Colton Hock, RHP, College(Stanford)

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