02 May

Hunter Greene Featured On Cover Of Sports Illustrated

Many are calling Hunter Greene “The LeBron of baseball” as well as “The next Babe (Ruth)” and he’s still just in high school. Also of note is the fact that he’s now been featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated… and he’s only seventeen years old. Many assume he will be the first overall pick in the Major League Baseball Entry Draft in the middle June of this year barring any unfortunate injuries during his senior year of course.
 
He throws a hundred and two miles per hour with great off-speed and breaking stuff to go with it, but that’s not even the most impressive thing about Greene. He’s a five tool player to boot. He can pitch, hit, play the field, run and throw from the field with incredible accuracy. Whether he ends up as a starting pitcher, a reliever, an infielder, or an outfielder in the majors is yet to be seen but, barring a terrible injury, he will be in the Majors for many, many years to come.
 
Greene has wowed the country with his searing fastball and overall talent to the point that he’s no joke and the entire league is now on notice. Many people are wondering if any attempts at trading up for the first pick will even be made this year because the price will be a hefty one – likely a young, already established, all star pitcher plus several other draft picks. Right now, this year’s first pick belongs to the Minnesota Twins and we don’t expect that to change but anything is possible. As of now, it’s pretty safe to assume Greene will be pitching in Minnesota’s farm system for the next two or three years depending on his performance. Greene has not expressed any interest in playing for any one team in particular and seems as though he would absolutely play for whichever team ends ups drafting him in June.
 

08 Feb

Your Best Five High School MLB Draft Prospects For 2017

Last year’s MLB draft was full of high school picks but, this year’s draft should go the other way. That being said, we will still see the best and brightest stars in high school baseball take their talent up to the big show. This of course means being part of a major league organization because no high school picks ever go straight to the majors anymore but that’s neither here nor there. Here are your top five high schoolers likely to get drafted into the MLB in 2017:

  1. Hunter Greene – Pitcher

  2. The 6’3 pitcher from Sherman Oaks, California is number one across the board among scouts. Greene is widely regarded as a future five tool player – possibly the only one out of this high school draft class.
     

  3. Royce Lewis – Shortstop

  4. The 2016 LA Times High School player of the year, Royce Lewis is considered the best position player coming out of high school. He has a big bat and the glove to match it.
     

  5. Jordan Adell – Outfield

  6. Adell likely would be the top high school prospect entering the draft but inconsistency at the plate has plagued him a bit too much for that. He still lands in the top three because of his stellar power and lightening fast speed on the bases and in the outfield.
     

  7. Alex Toral – First Base

  8. The would be top prospect from a year ago had his power wane a little bit this year. However, Alex Toral is still a force to be reckoned with – bet on it.
     

  9. Mark Vientos – Third Base

  10. Mark Vientos can play the whole left side of the infield with ease (see Alex Rodriguez) and is seen as the most consistent hitting draft prospect coming out of high school.
     

08 Oct

Here Are Your Top 5 Schools For The Upcoming High School Baseball Season

We are already thinking about the upcoming high school baseball season here at High School Sports One. The following is our preliminary list of the top teams to watch this year, all with a solid chance at bringing home a championship at seasons’ end:

     

  1. Buchanan
    They ended 2016 as the top team and they will begin 2017 as such too. Will they stay there? Probably not. They lost a few big time All-American players to graduation but they have some promising incoming prospects as well. It should be interesting too see how their season unfolds.
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  3. Archbishop McCarthy
    Nipping strong on Buchanan’s heels will be Archbishop McCarthy. They have, arguably, the country’s best power hitting prospect and some of the best pitching and bench depth as well. They could be number one real fast once the season gets going.
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  5. Barbe
    Another strong contender for the top spot in the nation by year’s end will be Barbe. With one of the nation’s best coaches, gold medalist Glenn Cecchini, and a team that barely lost any players in the off season they should be one of the top teams to watch in 2017.
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  7. Dallas Jesuit
    If they had kept superstar left hander Kyle Muller they would have been one but instead they sit three spots lower at four after losing him to the Major Leagues in the off-season. He just made that much of a difference.
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  9. Orange Lutheran
    The team held onto it’s strong core of outfielders and infielders but lost most of it’s core pitchers. It could be a great year, a terrible one or anywhere in between for Orange Lutheran. It should be VERY interesting to watch.
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