2019 MLB Draft Prospect Wesley Scott Opts Out Of Draft
The 2019 pitching class just got a bit thinner, as Woodcrest Christian (Riverside, Calif.) High righthander Wesley Scott has opted out of the draft, according to Major League Baseball.
This is great news for Vanderbilt, who will no longer have to worry about Scott getting signed out of his commitment. Scott is part of a No. 2-ranked Vanderbilt recruiting class that includes a number of talented draft risks, including righthanders Jack Leiter and Kendall Williams, shortstop Anthony Volpe and reclassified outfielder Trejyn Fletcher.
Scott ranked No. 269 in BA's Top 400 Draft Rankings, and he would have fit somewhere in the middle of Day 2 on our soon-to-be-updated (and expanded) Top 500 Draft Rankings. He has been committed to Vanderbilt since his freshman season of high school.
Scott is a projectable righthander with present stuff and room to grow into more velocity. His fastball sits 89-92 mph and touches 94 mph with sink, and his slider is almost an average major league pitch right now. Smith’s delivery has some effort and he’s a bit undersized at 6-foot-1, but his frame and body lead evaluators to believe he could throw significantly harder in a few years.