Sunday, January 13, 2019

Scouting the 2019 Draft: Corbin Carroll

Corbin Carroll, OF, HS.  DOB:  8/21/2000.  B-L, T-L.  5'11", 160 lbs.

Corbin Carroll is a 4+ tool HS OF who is a bit shy on size and power, at least at this point.  He seems to do everything else very well and even shows gap power.  He's been compared to undersized, athletic OF's Jacoby Ellsbury and Andrew Benintendi.  Fred Lynn might be another comp for us oldsters.  Carroll's two best tools are hit(60) and run(70).  He projects as a true CF.

By the PG numbers, Carroll runs the 60 yd dash in 6.33 secs, which is....really fast!  He hits 91 MPH on OF throws even though he only reaches 80 on the mound.  He has reached an Exit Velocity of 97 MPH which is enough to get it over the fence in most ballparks.

Even if the power doesn't fully develop, Carroll's speed and hit tool make him an excellent CF/leadoff hitter prospect more along the lines of an Adam Eaton.  He's committed to UCLA, and I'm a bit on the fence about whether it would be better for him to go to college, but it will be hard to pass on a signing bonus if he's a top 12-15 pick which it seems he could be, or even higher.  MLB Pipeline has him ranked as the #14 Draft Prospect while Fangraphs has him all the way up at #4!


DrB's Updated 2019 Draft Board:

1.  Bobby Witt Jr., SS, HS.  5-Tool athlete with MLB bloodline who can stick at SS.

2.  Adley Rutschman, C, College(Oregon St.).  Excellent catching prospect whose bat had a huge sophomore breakout.

3.  CJ Abrams, SS, HS.  4+ tool prospect with best wheels in draft.  Power lags a bit.

4.  Shea Langeliers, C, College(Baylor).  Solid catching prospect with potential for a plus bat.

5.  Andrew Vaughn, 1B, College(Cal).  Top College power bat in draft.  Numbers guys will like him better than scouts.

6.  Josh Jung, 3B, College(Texas Tech).  Disciplined bat with power potential.  Has arm to play 3B at highest level.

7.  Kameron Misner, OF, College(Missouri).  Best all around tools among college draft prospects.  Stock could rise if he continues to put up solid stats.

8.  Bryson Stott, SS, College(UNLV).  Solid college bat who can stick at SS.

9.  Corbin Carroll, OF, HS.  Undersized speedy athletic OF with a strong hit tool in the mold of Ellsbury and Benintendi.  Hit tool seems solid enough to take a chance on drawing him with a high pick. Projects as a true CF.

10.  Riley Greene, OF, HS.  Top HS bat in the draft with advanced hit tool with power.  Lack of speed puts pressure on the bat.

11.  Brennan Malone, RHP, HS.  Ideal pitcher's size and frame with projectablility in a fastball that already touches 97 MPH.

12.  Daniel Espino, RHP, HS.  Very similar to Brennan Malone, but just a tad smaller.  Has touched 99 MPH in a showcase game which topped Hunter Greene's previous record.

1 comment:

  1. I was waiting patiently for you to profile this guy. I think I've fallen in love with his swing! Corbin Carroll or Kameron Misner, sign me up.

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