|One for the books|
|Rating compares this year’s group to what a state typically produces, not to other states|
Louisville had seven players picked in the top four rounds last year including a trio of first-round picks. It’s hard for any state to match that kind of draft production, but thanks to the rise of Kentucky and the continual success of Louisville, the state of Kentucky will see similar draft representation this year with three likely first-round picks.
It’s worth noting that high school righthander Joe Boyle officially removed himself from the draft and can not be selected. Boyle has signed to attend and play for Notre Dame. If he had remained draft eligible, he would have been a premium draft prospect.
|NATIONAL TOP 500 PROSPECTS|
|BA 500 Scouting Reports|
1. Brendan McKay, LHP/1B, Louisville (3)
2. Jordon Adell, OF, Ballard HS, Louisville (7)
3. Evan White, 1B/OF, Kentucky (12)
4. Drew Ellis, 3B, Louisville (66)
5. Riley Mahan, 2B/OF, Kentucky (96)
6. Devin Hairston, SS, Louisville (113)
7. Lincoln Henzman, RHP, Louisville (151)
8. Zach Pop, RHP, Kentucky (178)
9. Justin Lewis, RHP, Kentucky (220)
10. Kade McClure, RHP, Louisville (244)
11. Colby Fitch, C/OF/3B, Louisville (254)
12. Zach Logue, LHP, Kentucky (258)
13. Logan Salow, LHP, Kentucky (274)
14. Riley Thompson, RHP, Louisville (290)
15. Connor Heady, SS, Kentucky (358)
16. Logan Taylor, OF, Louisville (365)
17. Ben Jordan, RHP, West Carter High, Olive Hill, Ky. (401)
|OTHER PROSPECTS OF NOTE|
|2017 Draft Map|
18. Aaron Leasher, LHP, Morehead State
19. Zach Reks, OF, Kentucky
20. Marcus Carson, OF, Kentucky
21. Adam Wolf, LHP, Louisville
22. Will Moriarty, RHP, South Oldham HS, Crestwood, Ky.
23. Jack Schneider, RHP/OF, Daviess County HS, Owensboro, Ky.
24. Cam Hill, OF, Scott County HS, Georgetown, Ky.
25. Tanner Johnson, C, South Oldham HS, Crestwood, Ky.
26. Tommy Lawrence, C, Murray State
* Joe Boyle, RHP, North Oldham HS, Goshen, Ky.