Draft 13 – Jake Jarvis, Tyler Thompson, Dustin Hagy, Denney
Klein Collins High School (Texas) RHP Jake Jarvis has already made a name for himself as a sophomore (0.91-ERA) while putting up an impressive scouting stat line for PG (88-90, 92 FB, 72-CB, 84-CH, 88-IF throw, 7.19-60). I asked him: “you’re a high school junior and this isn’t your year. What are you doing now to maximize your junior year so the phones start ringing this time next year.
Jake answer made sense: “This year is just like any other year it’s my year to play the ball I play. I have to work harder than everyone else and be a step ahead so I can throw harder, be faster, and be smarter at the plate (also plays 2B). I just want to play the game to the best of my ability and go as far as I can and I know I have to out work as hard as I can to do that.”
A sad story out of Gainsville, Florida.
The University of Florida baseball program announced on Wednesday that outfielder Tyler Thompson (Tequesta, Fla.) will not play for the Gators during the 2013 season.
Thompson would have been a redshirt senior after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the SEC opener against Vanderbilt last March. It was the second time he had torn an ACL in his career.
Thompson is on track to graduate in May. An SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll selection in 2009, he finished with a career average of .280 in 154 games played (90 starts). Thompson scored 65 runs, totaled 64 RBI, drew 29 walks, recorded 13 stolen bases in 23 attempts and had 11 doubles, 10 homers and five triples as a Gator.
It’s sad to see good ballplayers go away due to injuries that easily could never have happened. My best to Thompson as he moves on in life.
David Rawnsley @DavidRawnsleyPG
2013 RHP is definitely a new guy to watch for the 2013 draft. Thanks Baseball Prospectus
Dustin Hagy (C), out of Deltona Christian Academy (Deltona, FL), has seen his velocity climb over the past 12 months, with his fastball now routinely breaking 90 mph and bumping up to 92. The six-foot-six righty also shows a solid 11-to-5 curve that can come soft in the low-70s or with harder action in the 77-78 mph range. Hagy will turn over a change-up, as well, with some fade. Today’s video is from the 2013 Perfect Game World Showcase, held at Terry Park in Ft. Myers, Florida.
Michael Kahne @MichaelKahne
@David Rawnsley PG 2013 rhp Ryan Kahne at cangelosi baseball college camp popping the glove in the low 90′s with in and out movement
Q – How does Jon Denney compare with other catchers in this year’s draft?
Keith Law - I think he’s the top guy.