TOP PROSPECTS, 2016 DRAFT (full article)
1. Tyson Miller, rhp, Cal Baptist: The 6-foot-4, 190-pounder, who struck out 29 in 25 innings in the Cape Cod League, has at least three pro pitches with a 90-93 mph fastball and a pair of solid breaking balls.
2. Daniel Zardon, 3b, Nova Southeastern (Fla.): A transfer from Louisiana State who hit .305 in the Cape Cod League after his freshman season, Zardon is a solid defender at third with an excellent arm.
3. Brett Morales, rhp, Tampa: The Florida transfer didn’t show as much velocity during fall ball at Tampa, but he has shown a 93-94 mph fastball at his best and has flashed a quality breaking ball.
4. Nehwon Norkeh, of, Angelo (Texas) State: A big right fielder with the power, speed (6.6 60-yard dash) and an excellent arm, Norkeh has hit for power and stolen bags for Angelo State.
5. Michael Hernandez, c, Nova Southeastern (Fla.): An excellent catch and throw catcher with arm strength and accuracy, Hernandez faces some questions about his bat.
6. Collin McKee, rhp, Mercyhurst (Pa.): McKee has an excellent pitcher’s frame (6-foot-3, 220-pounds) and mixes a quality slider and 92-94 mph fastball.
7. Justin Alleman, rhp, Lee (Tenn.): Michigan State’s closer as a freshman and No. 2 starter as a sophomore, Alleman should star at Lee with a 90-93 mph fastball and an excellent curveball.
8. Jay Jabs, 3b/of, Franklin Pierce (N.H.): A lefthander hitter with a plus arm, some power and speed (6.6 60-yard dash).
9. Brandyn Sittinger, rhp, Ashland (Ohio): Sittinger struck out 92 batters in 82 innings last year, thanks to a fastball that touches the mid-90s.
10. Brandon Miller, rhp, Millersville (Pa.): Scouts got a good look at Miller last summer in the Cape Cod League. He mixes an 89-92 mph and three usable secondary offerings.
Norkeh, after HR with the Alexandria Blue Anchors of the Northwoods League