2018 MLB Draft: Taking stock in the top college arms

With the 2018 MLB Draft slated to start June 4, the 2018 MLB draft is set and ready — and Through The Fence Baseball has the goods. With Mock #2, we examined the top 50 draft prospects with a feature on the biggest risers and drops.

Today, we will look at the top college arms, in order of draft probability:

Casey Mize
Casey Mize

Casey Mize – RHP – Auburn University

Mize holds a 9-5 record with a 3.07 ERA. In 100 plus innings, Mize has impressed and upped his strikeout rates, up to 140 Ks and a .147 batting average against. Mize is the unofficial #1 draft pick this year in almost all mock drafts. Valued at an 8 million pick, the Tigers will draft Casey Mize.

Brady Singer – RHP – University of Florida

Singer is growing his draft status with 23 innings pitched, 2 earned runs, and 19 strikeouts in his last three starts. He sits at 2.25 on the year with a 10-1 record. Brady is projected as a for sure top 10 pick with most having him sitting around 4-6 draft pick average.

Shane McClanahan – LHP – University of South Florida

McClanahan has dropped recently in recent mocks, struggling in his last eight starts, going 2-5 with 27 runs given up, shooting his ERA to 3.42 after 30 straight scoreless innings to start the season. He’s given up five or more runs in four of those starts. He’s currently sitting 10-15 draft pick status.

Logan GilbertLogan Gilbert – RHP – Stetson University

Logan has a 2.52 ERA and has 143 strikeouts in his 100 innings pitched. He has been dominant at a 10-1 record and a 20-2 overall college record. 293 strikeouts in 238 innings. Gilbert currently projects around the 20-25 draft range.

Jackson KowarJackson Kowar – RHP – University of Florida

Kowar has slowly dropped in draft rankings as after a 12-1 season in which he had a 4.08 ERA in 100 innings in 2017. He has followed that up with a 3.21 ERA in 92 innings, improving his strikeout rate to one every inning. Kowar is projected to go in the top 30.

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