2018 MLB Draft: Taking stock in top college hitters

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 hitters, in order of draft probability:

Alec Bohm – 3B – Wichita State

Bohm is tearing up the league, batting .339 with 16 long balls and 55 RBIs. He also has a little bit of speed, grabbing nine hits in his last 12 at bats. His 39 walks to 28 strikeouts shows his patience at the plate in the 224 at bats.

Joey Bart – C – Georgia Tech

Previously drafted in the 2015 draft, 27th round by the rays, this power hitting catcher has produced better each season at Georgia Tech. Currently batting .359 with 16 home runs, 38 RBIs in 220 at bats. He doesn’t show as much patience at the plate as Bohm, but a power catcher are hard to come by these days.

Nick Madrigal – 2B – Oregon State

Previously drafted in the 2015 draft, 17th round by the Indians, Madrigal is another 5’7 second baseman who projects into the top 10 thanks to Dustin Pedroia paving the way for vertically challenged ball players. He broke his hand earlier in the spring and has put up amazing stats in 119 at bats. He’s batted .395 with a .459 OBP. Boosting more triples (4) than home runs (2), he’s also good for around 10-20 stolen bases a year. Known as an excellent defender.

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