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Top Iowa 2019 MLB Draft Prospects


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State List Talent Ranking: ⭐️⭐️
(Stars are listed on a 1 to 5 scale relative to what the state typically produces, with 1 being the weakest)

1. Evan Reifert, RHP, North Iowa Area JC (BA RANK: 384)
Source: JC • Ht: 6-3 • Wt: 195 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: North Carolina

Reifert is a 6-foot-4 righthander who can run his fastball up to 94 mph, but has some serious control issues. He flashes a plus slider to go with his firm fastball, but he can’t throw strikes with any consistency. Reifert is athletic and has a big arm but needs to clean up his control to have any impact in pro ball.

2. Levi Usher, OF, Kirkwood (Iowa) JC (BA RANK: 465)
Source: JC • Ht: 6-1 • Wt: 195 • B-T: L-R • Commitment/Drafted: Louisville

Usher is a two-sport athlete who suffered a leg injury playing football during the 2017 season. He is a physical outfielder who has a plus arm and plus speed. He is having an excellent offensive season, hitting .434/.517/.580 through his first 41 games.

3. Connor McCaffery, 1B/OF, Iowa
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-6 • Wt: 205 • B-T: L-L • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted


4. Harrison Beethe, RHP, North Iowa Area JC
Source: JC • Ht: 6-4 • Wt: 225 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Texas Christian


5. Cole McDonald, RHP, Iowa
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-1 • Wt: 220 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted


6. Braedyn McLaughlin, RHP, Iowa Western JC
Source: JC • Ht: 6-3 • Wt: 210 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

7. Nick Gotilla, LHP, Assumption HS, Davenport, Iowa
Source: HS • Ht: 6-0 • Wt: 170 • B-T: L-L • Commitment/Drafted: Central Florida


8. Harrison Cook, RHP, Prairie HS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Source: HS • Ht: 6-5 • Wt: 170 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Kentucky


9. Jared Simpson, LHP, Iowa Western JC
Source: JC • Ht: 6-3 • Wt: 190 • B-T: L-L • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted


10. Josh Fitzgerald, OF, Newman Catholic HS, Mason City, Iowa
Source: HS • Ht: 6-1 • Wt: 182 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Kirkwood (Iowa) JC

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