2013 Draft State Report: Kentucky

The Bluegrass State is loaded with arms this spring. Warren East High (Bowling Green) lefthander Hunter Green may have pitched himself into the first round, Woodford County High (Versailles) righty Clinton Hollon has even better present stuff and Louisville and Kentucky may have five pitchers taken in the first 10 rounds between them.

THIS YEAR’S CROP
***** One for the books
**** Banner year
*** Solid, not spectacular
** Not up to par
* Nothing to see here
Rating compares this year’s group to what a state typically produces, not to other states

The position players don’t stand out as much, though Louisville’s Ty Young has one of the sweetest swings in the Midwest and teammate Adam Engel is one of the top athletes in college baseball.

 NATIONAL TOP 500 PROSPECTS
BA 500 Scouting Reports for Kentucky

1. Hunter Green, LHP, Warren East HS, Bowling Green, Ky. (National Rank: 31)
2. Dace Kime, RHP, Louisville (National Rank: 92)
3. Clinton Hollon, RHP, Woodford County HS, Versailles, Ky. (National Rank: 95)
4. Ty Young, 3B, Louisville (National Rank: 129)
5. Corey Littrell, LHP, Kentucky (National Rank: 130)
6. Jeff Thompson, RHP, Louisville (National Rank: 152)
7. Adam Engel, OF, Louisville (National Rank: 156)
8. Trevor Gott, RHP, Kentucky (National Rank: 167)
9. Chad Green, RHP, Louisville (National Rank: 267)
10. Connor Heady, SS, North Oldham HS, Goshen, Ky. (National Rank: 284)
11. J.T. Riddle, 2B, Kentucky (National Rank: 327)
12. Andrew Edwards, RHP, Western Kentucky (National Rank: 387)
13. Coco Johnson, OF, Louisville (National Rank: 464)
14. Jerad Grundy, LHP, Kentucky (National Rank: 465)

OTHER PROSPECTS OF NOTE

15. Sutton Whiting, SS, Louisville
16. Ryan Huck, 1B, Western Kentucky
17. Walt Wijas, RHP, Kentucky
18. Cole Sturgeon, OF/LHP, Louisville
19. Justin Hageman, RHP, Western Kentucky
20. Matt Reida, SS, Kentucky