- Full name Jonathan Brooks Homza
- Born 06/13/1999 in Anchorage, AK
- Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School South Anchorage
Drafted in the 5th round (138th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2017 (signed for $250,000).
View Draft ReportHomza is the best player to come out of Alaska in years. Most scouts saw him as more of a solid college player than a pro prospect out of high school, but he did add strength and power in the spring. Scouts grade Homza as a 40 or 45 runner and his feet are a bit heavy in the infield, making it likely that he'll move to third base as a professional. There are questions about his pitch recognition and pure hittability, and he'll need lots of at-bats to learn to tap into his average raw power.
The converted third baseman was drafted in the fifth round out of South Anchorage (Alaska) High in 2017, the same year the Padres selected Joey Cantillo out of Hawaii. Homza had an .829 OPS through July 20 in what was his first full-season assignment.