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2014 MLB draft: Best tools -- high school pitchers

2014 MLB draft: Best tools — high school pitchers

by Dan Kirby | Posted on Saturday, May 24th, 2014
| 3578 baseball fanatics read this article

The 2014 MLB draft is less than two weeks away, with the first two rounds held on June 5. I decided to put together my own personal top-tools lists. I started it off with the top high school hitters, now I will focus on the high school arms. This draft is loaded with prep arms, and I know I left a lot of good names off the list. Here are my rankings:

Fastball

1. Tyler Kolek, RHP, Shepherd HS (TX)
2. Grant Holmes, RHP, Conway HS (SC)
3. Jacob Bukauskas, RHP, Stone Bridge HS (VA)
4. Touki Toussaint, RHP, Coral Springs HS (FL)
5. Dylan Cease, RHP, Milton HS (GA)
6. Kodi Medeiros, LHP, Waiakea HS (HI)
7. Brady Aiken, LHP, Cathedral Catholic HS (CA)
8. Michael Kopech, RHP, Mount Pleasant HS (TX)
9. Bryce Montes de Oca, RHP, Lawrence HS (KS)
10. Luis Ortiz, RHP, Sanger HS (CA)
11. Cameron Varga, RHP, Cincinnati Hills HS (OH)
12. Sean Reid-Foley, RHP, Sandalwood HS (FL)
13. Joe Gatto, RHP, St. Augustine Prep (NJ)
14. Spencer Adams, RHP, White County HS (GA)
15. Foster Griffin, LHP, The First Academy (FL)
16. Scott Blewett, RHP, Baker HS (NY)
17. Mitch Keller, RHP, Xavier HS (IA)
18. Keaton McKinney, RHP, Ankeny HS (IA)
19. Justus Sheffield, LHP, Tullahoma HS (TN)
20. Cody Reed, LHP, Ardmore HS (AL)
21. Keith Weisenberg, RHP, Osceola HS (FL)
22. Austin DeCarr, RHP, Salisbury HS (MA)
23. Mac Marshall, LHP, Parkview HS (GA)
24. Garrett Fulenchek, RHP, Howe HS (TX)
25. Jake Godfrey, RHP, Providence Catholic HS (IL)
26. Carson Sands, LHP, North Florida Christian HS (FL)
27. Bryan Dobzanski, RHP, Delsea HS (NJ)
28. Cre Finfrock, RHP, Martin County HS (FL)
29. Trey Supak, RHP, La Grange HS (TX)
30. Gabriel Gonzalez, RHP, Arbor View HS (NV)

Curveball

1. Touki Toussaint, RHP, Coral Springs HS (FL)
2. Brady Aiken, LHP, Cathedral Catholic HS (CA)
3. Grant Holmes, RHP, Conway HS (SC)
4. Cameron Varga, RHP, Cincinnati Hills HS (OH)
5. Cobi Johnson, RHP, Mitchell HS (FL)
6. Mac Marshall, LHP, Parkview HS (GA)
7. Carson Sands, LHP, North Florida Christian HS (FL)
8. Alex Verdugo, LHP, Sahuaro HS (AZ)
9. Joe Gatto, RHP, St. Augustine Prep HS (NJ)
10. Austin DeCarr, RHP, Salisbury HS (MA)

Slider

1. Kodi Medeiros, LHP, Waiakea HS (HI)
2. Tyler Kolek, RHP, Shepherd HS (TX)
3. Sean Reid-Foley, RHP, Sandalwood HS (FL)
4. Michael Kopech, RHP, Mount Pleasant HS (TX)
5. Garrett Fulenchek, RHP, Howe HS (TX)
6. Luis Ortiz, RHP, Sanger HS (CA)
7. Grant Hockin, RHP, Damien HS (CA)
8. Keith Weisenberg, RHP, Osceola HS (FL)
9. Spencer Adams, RHP, White County HS (GA)
10. Ryan Castellani, RHP, Brophy Prep (AZ)

Change-up

1. Brady Aiken, LHP, Cathedral Catholic HS (CA)
2. Mac Marshall, LHP, Parkview HS (GA)
3. Keaton McKinney, RHP, Ankeny HS (IA)
4. Zach Shannon, RHP, Anderson HS (OH)
5. Jack Flaherty, RHP, Harvard Westlake HS (CA)
6. Kodi Medeiros, LHP, Waiakea HS (HI)
7. Justus Sheffield, LHP, Tullahoma HS (TN)
8. Foster Griffin, LHP, The First Academy (FL)
9. Grant Holmes, RHP, Conway HS (SC)
10. Sean Reid-Foley, RHP, Sandalwood HS (FL)

Command

1. Brady Aiken, LHP, Cathedral Catholic HS (CA)
2. Grant Holmes, RHP, Conway HS (SC)
3. Sean Reid-Foley, RHP, Sandalwood, HS (FL)
4. Cameron Varga, RHP, Cincinnati Hills HS (OH)
5. Jack Flaherty, RHP, Harvard Westlake HS (CA)
6. Luis Ortiz, RHP, Sanger HS (CA)
7. Justus Sheffield, LHP, Tullahoma HS (TN)
8. Michael Kopech, RHP, Mount Pleasant HS (TX)
9. Foster Griffin, LHP, The First Academy (FL)
10. Cobi Johnson, RHP, Mitchell HS (FL)

Feel free to follow me on Twitter @DanMKirby for 2014 MLB draft updates, high school and college news, as well as Chicago Cubs ramblings.

 

Post By Dan Kirby (308 Posts)

Draft junkie. Cubs junkie. I one time did a commercial for cereal that never aired.

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