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2021 Rhode Island 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. Tyler Mattison, RHP, Bryant (BA RANK: 364)
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-4 • Wt: 235 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

Mattison's performance took a huge leap forward in his fourth year at Bryant in 2021. He increased his strikeout rate and improved his control, turning in a 2.46 ERA with 95 strikeouts and 14 walks in 80.1 innings. Mattison stands out for his size (6-foot-4, 235 pounds) and arm strength. His fastball sits at 92-95 mph and touches 97 from a high arm slot, and he had the ability to hold his velocity throughout the season and late into his starts. He's mostly a fastball/changeup pitcher, with an 82-84 mph changeup that grades out as an average pitch, occasionally flashing 55 with good sink and run. Mattison throws a curveball that's a 40-to-45 pitch on the 20-80 scale, and while it's been effective in the Northeast Conference, skeptical scouts wonder how many bats he's going to miss with it in pro ball because he lacks feel to spin it. He introduced a short cutter into his arsenal this year, but it's also a 40-45 pitch. If a team is more bullish on Mattison's ability to develop either his cutter or a better breaking ball, he could go higher than his ranking suggests.

2. Jon Morrison, RHP, Rhode Island
Source: 4YR •

3. Owen Zadrozny, RHP, La Salle Academy
Source: HS • Commitment/Drafted: Northeastern

4. Jack Wentworth, OF, South Kingstown HS
Source: HS • Commitment/Drafted: Seton Hall

5. Jayden Voelker, RHP, Coventry HS
Source: HS • Commitment/Drafted: Old Dominion

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2020 Northeast Conference College Baseball Preview

After a decade of Bryant’s dominance atop the NEC, Central Connecticut State enters 2020 as the team to beat in the conference.

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