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Utah's Top MLB Draft Prospects 2018

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1. DaShawn Keirsey, OF, Utah (BA Rank: 82)
4YR • Jr. • 6-2 • 195 • L-L •
Keirsey’s career-best campaign this spring is impressive enough in its own right, as the junior center fielder hit .392/.440/.636 through his first 36 games—a slugging percentage nearly .200 points better than his previous high. His performance looks even more impressive when remembering the gruesome injury he suffered last May, when Keirsey dislocated and fractured his left hip after colliding into the center field wall while tracking a deep home run. While the injury prevented Keirsey from playing in the Cape Cod League last summer, it’s seemingly done nothing to slow him down this spring. Scouts have been impressed with his athleticism, plus raw power, a strong throwing arm and running ability. The power is the obvious improvement in Keirsey’s game, although most of that is driven by all of the doubles he’s collected (18) rather than the home runs (3) he has hit through May 10. While scouts grade Keirsey as an above-average or plus runner, teams will worry that his hip injury will cause that grade to depreciate quicker than usual, and a related, recurring injury is also a concern. Outside of durability questions, Keirsey has a solid package of tools and a bat that can project as average—both of which could override worries about the medical.

2. David Clawson, C, Brigham Young (BA Rank: N/A)
4YR • DE-So. • 6-1 • 205 • R-R •


3. Kyler Bush, LHP, Freemont (Utah) HS (BA Rank: N/A)
HS • 6-5 • 225 • L-L •


4. Brock Hale, OF, Brigham Young (BA Rank: N/A)
4YR • Jr. • 6-0 • 182 • R-R •


5. Jake Mayer, RHP, Utah Valley (BA Rank: N/A)
4YR • Sr. • 6-2 • 200 • R-R •


6. Kyle Dean, OF, Brigham Young (BA Rank: N/A)
4YR • R-So. • 6-2 • 210 • R-R •

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