Top Nebraska 2019 MLB Draft Prospects
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)
Since Creighton moved to TD Ameritrade Park on a full-time basis in 2012, home runs have been very hard to come by for the Blue Jays. In 2015, Creighton hit nine home runs as a team. Robertson is one hitter whose power has played even at TD Ameritrade. His 12 home runs in 2018 were the most by any Creighton hitter since moving to the new stadium, topping future major league Mike Gerber’s 11 in 2014. Robertson reached double digits home runs again in 2019, showing a level, line-drive swing from the left side that provides plenty of contact and some power because of his innate strength. Robertson impressed evaluators last summer in the Cape Cod League, where he hit .300/.380/.435. He has plus raw power to go with an average hit tool. Robertson is more solid than spectacular. He’s a left fielder who can provide average defense in the corner outfield spots with a fringe-average arm. He’s also an average runner. There are a lot of 45 and 50 grades on Robertson’s scouting report. That, combined with his power production and his impressive stint on the Cape Cod League, should help him land a spot in the third to fourth round.
An undersized, 5-foot-9, 185-pound second baseman for Creighton, Collins has been a solid presence in the Bluejays’ lineup for three years, with a career .280/.378/.404 line with a 13 percent walk rate. Collins’ plus speed is his best tool, and he’s more pedestrian across the board at every other tool, though he has no true holes in his game either. Collins’ solid, all-around profile could get him drafted on day three, but undersized second baseman without much pop is a tough demographic to crack.
3. Chad Luensmann, RHP, Nebraska
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-4 • Wt: 237 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Mets '15 (39)
4. Payton Kinney, RHP, Nebraska-Omaha
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-4 • Wt: 220 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted