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2021 New Mexico Top MLB Draft Prospects



Today, Baseball America rolls out its state-by-state rankings for the 2021 MLB Draft. Additionally, you can find our:

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1. Jacob Kmatz, RHP, Sandia HS, Albuquerque (BA RANK: 138)
Source: HS • Ht: 6-4 • Wt: 215 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Oregon State

Kmatz attracts draft interest because of his advanced feel for the game considering his age and experience level. The New Mexico high school righthander has a clean, repeatable high three-quarters delivery with downhill plane and deception. He throws plenty of strikes with a fastball sitting 88-92 mph, touching 95, getting the velocity more from leveraging his mechanics than on pure arm speed. Both breaking balls project to be above-average pitches and the changeup should be an average offering. Kmatz’s arsenal plays up because of his future plus command. Kmatz has a more polished repertoire than most high school hurlers, giving him a lower ceiling but a higher floor. He’s a feel over stuff type of pitcher with good makeup. An Oregon State commit, Kmatz is considered to be signable.

2. Mack Chambers, SS, New Mexico
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-0 • Wt: 180 • B-T: B-R •

3. Rorik Maltrund, RHP, New Mexico State
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-4 • Wt: 215 • B-T: R-R •

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