State Report: Kentucky

As expected, the Bluegrass State’s top prospect hails from the University of Kentucky—but it’s second baseman Chris Bisson and not lefthander James Paxton, who ran into eligibility issues after failing to sign with the Blue Jays as a sandwich pick last summer. Instead of pitching for the Wildcats, Paxton is showcasing his stuff in the independent American Association. In a draft that’s generally much deeper in pitching than hitting, Kentucky is unusual in that most of its top prospects are position players. By contrast, there may not be a single high school player in Kentucky whose talent and signability warrants turning pro.

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