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2016 State Draft Report: New Hampshire

updated_state_rating_three_star Solid, not spectacular
Rating compares this year’s group to what a state typically produces, not to other states

In a given year, the state of New Hampshire typically produces a handful of drafted prospects. In 2013, however, 10 players were selected out of New Hampshire schools. This could be the result of the growth of Division 2 power programs Southern New Hampshire and Franklin Pierce.

This year also has a very strong draft prospect in Kobie Taylor. Taylor, who is committed to Vanderbilt, is a promising athlete with a fluid swing. His talent fits inside the top 10 rounds, but signability will dictate where Taylor ultimately lands.

BA 500 Scouting Reports

1. Kobie Taylor, of, Portsmouth (N.H.) HS (National Rank: 259)
2. Justin Valdespina, rhp, Southern New Hampshire (National Rank: 264)


2016 Draft Map

3. Cody Dube, rhp, Keene State (N.H.)
4. Jay Jabs, 3b, Franklin Pierce
5. Duncan Robinson, rhp, Dartmouth
6. Manny Cruz, ss, Southern New Hampshire
7. Carson Helms, of, Southern New Hampshire
8. Paul Covelle, rhp, Franklin Pierce
9. Beau Sulser, rhp, Dartmouth
10. Tim Viehoff, lhp, Southern New Hampshire



Cody Dube, rhp, Keene State (N.H.) – Dube had a prolific senior season for Keene State, using his low 90s fastball and 10-to-4 slider effectively and pitching to a 1.20 ERA over 67 2/3 innings. He struck out 84 batters and walked just 13. The 6-foot-1 righthander could be a candidate to sign an underslot deal as a senior sign.

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