Thursday, February 9, 2017

Scouting the 2017 Draft: Calvin Mitchell

Calvin Mitchell, OF, HS.  B-L, T-L.  6'1", 200 lbs.

Calvin Mitchell hails from Rancho Bernardo, CA.  He's a 5-tool athlete whose best tool is hit with some power with slightly above average arm and speed.  He's got a smooth, powerful lefthanded swing with power to all fields with ability to pull the ball.  His Perfect Game metrics show an 89 MPH throw from the OF and a 7.05 60 yd dash.  His bat-to-ball time is .106 sec. which is 83 percentile.

Calvin is probably a LF all the way which means he'll have to hit, although the hit standard for LF is not what it used to be.  His body type, tools and swing have been comped to former Angels LF Garrett Anderson, who had a pretty darn good MLB career.

Another factoid:  Calvin is my cousin's wife's second nephew.  OK, not real close there, but well within 6 degrees of separation, so there's a family rooting interest here.

mlb.com has him ranked at #21 on their list of 2017 draft prospects.

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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, C, College(Florida).
8.  Alex Faedo, RHP, College(Florida).
9.  Kyle Wright, RHP, College(Vanderbilt).
10.  Alex Lange, RHP, College(LSU).
11. Brady McConnell, SS, HS.
12..Royce Lewis, SS/OF.
13.  Alex Scherff, RHP, HS.
14. Hans Crouse, RHP, HS.
15. Trevor Rogers, RHP, HS.
16. Jacob Heatherley, LHP, HS.
17. DL Hall, LHP, HS.
18. Conor Uselton, OF, HS.
19. Pavin Smith, 1B, College(Virginia).
20.. Brandon McKay, LHP, College(Louisville).
21. CALVIN MITCHELL, OF, HS.
22. Tristan Beck, RHP, College(Stanford).
23. Blayne Enlow, RHP, HS.
24. Hagen Danner, RHP, HS.
25. Alejandro Toral, 1B, HS.
26. Colton Hock, RHP, College(Stanford).

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